FireMonkey

Welcome to the new Eurogamer

FireMonkey

1 month ago

@imagonnawin Maybe the system has it's own idea of what comments are best and ignores the opinions of us lowly humans.
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Twitch Prime subscribers will get free monthly games, starting this week

FireMonkey

1 month ago

@pacc Cheers.
Worth a try then I suppose.
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FireMonkey

1 month ago

Does anyone know if you still get access to these games if you cancel your subscription?

It sounds unlikely, but I have seen a few comments saying that you do.
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This year's Battlefield is set in WW2 - report

FireMonkey

2 months ago

@TomPhillips "In December, Eurogamer squashed a report that this year's Battlefield would be Bad Company 3"

Did you really though?

It was a bit of a mess of an article in which you at one point say AlmightyDaq backtracked on BC3 being in development, but also state that he clarified that Dice Sweden is making this years BF WW2 game, whereas Dice LA is working on BC3.

No where in his videos does he claim BC3 is not in dev.

The only thing indicating it might not in that article is you saying "Sources close to the studio told me an idea for Battlefield Bad Company 3 had existed, but was not in development". You didn't even state 'which' studio. If it was Dice Sweden, that source may not even know all the details.

TBH, with AlmightyDaq's background with BF leaks, I think I'll trust him on this.
( although that might just be because I really want BC3 though ;) )
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After the Apocalypse, a new beginning beckons for Battlefield

FireMonkey

2 months ago

@Bush_Killa-73 "Can't help feel most people would rather see a Bad Company 3 type game rather than World War II."

You may be in luck.
It sounds like Dice LA are working on Bad Company 3, based between Vietnam and the Cold War (due this year) and Dice Sweden are working on a new WWII based BF to come after that. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRYFHnJnMK8

This info is from AlmightDaq who correctly leaked lots of info on BF1 months before announcement
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Call of Duty WW2's Gun Game is awesome, but it has a serious AFK problem

FireMonkey

2 months ago

@higganos looks like you may get both.
BF Bad Company 3 is in development for 2018 release and will be based around Vietnam and the ColdWar and BF2 is in development for a later release and will be WW2.

This has been leaked by AlmightyDaq who leaked about BF1 including the in dev map names over a month before it was announced so it seems he has good sources.

http://www.craveonline.co.uk/entertainment/1356467-battlefield-2018-rumor-round-bad-company-3-battlefield-wwii
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Sea of Thieves' character creator won't be for everyone

FireMonkey

2 months ago

One reason some games do this is to stop people ruining other players game experience by making awful looking and characters.
No matter how good the creator, you can make characters that look impossible or don't fit the style.
With this system you know every character should be of a fairly decent quality.
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Poundland now sells video games for a fiver

FireMonkey

2 months ago

@Rathbone I've only just got a PS4, so they're masses of older games I want to play.

Not everyone has the time or money to buy and play every game as soon as it comes out.
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Paladins unveils loot box cards like Star Wars Battlefront 2 and no one seems happy

FireMonkey

5 months ago

As this is a free to play game, what methods would people prefer to raise money for the devs and pay for the servers?
If loot boxes go, 'something' will need to replace them, and I'm concerned what that is may be worse. :(
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Jelly Deals: Wolfenstein 2 discounted to 29.99 today

FireMonkey

5 months ago

@hellotherenow No, you're a troll for posting a needless comment that you know is likely to kick off an argument.
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FireMonkey

5 months ago

@jamiewallace Wolf 2 on PC is currently 38.81 at Game, not 24.99 as the article states. :(
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It really does look like Rockstar animated horse testicles for Red Dead Redemption 2

FireMonkey

7 months ago

"It's a bit nuts that Rockstar went to the trouble of animating the sway of that horse's testicles"
I doubt they animated them, just added them as a physics object like hair and clothes.
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Battlefield 1 gets perks soon

FireMonkey

9 months ago

@Omniabsence Snipers already have a decoy, so this is not doing anything that new tbh.
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Former Limbo and Inside dev reveals side-scrolling sci-fi adventure Somerville

FireMonkey

10 months ago

It seems Eurogamer picked one of the least interesting videos to include in the article.
Some much nicer, more interesting and more impressive ones to be found following the link (http://somervillegame.tumblr.com).
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Clearing up confusion surrounding Crackdown 3 destruction

FireMonkey

10 months ago

@aceldama "Sure it was. They just didn't specify that at the original reveal because reasons."

'Reasons' are probably that as the XboxOne was originally going to be always connected, it 'could' have been in the single player as it could connect to the cloud servers.
However, people showed how much they hated that idea, and forced MS to back track. How could they then use 'the power of the cloud' in a single player game? They couldn't, so it ends up in the multiplayer aspect only.
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Sony defends decision to block PS4 cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

FireMonkey

10 months ago

@Reedo "except a shit tonne of people already have a PS4"

Compared to PC and the other consoles combined... it's nothing.
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FireMonkey

10 months ago

@games2525 alternately, if someone hasn't got a console yet this could be something that helps sway them away from PS, especially if more games start doing this (and I imagine they will now) as it ensures they can play with their friends no matter what system they have.
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All of a sudden there are two big pirate games coming out in 2018

FireMonkey

10 months ago

@minky-kong - "One will have towers to climb to reveal a map full of icons indicating identical boring fetch quests"
I think you are confusing Skull & Bones with an Assassins Creed game (which is understandable as most of the tech, sounds and art assets look like they are straight from BlackFlag).
This is just boat based, so no climbing anywhere.
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FireMonkey

10 months ago

Not sure why this article was needed tbh. It's pretty obvious they are completely different games.

It's not like you did an article explaining the differences between ToyBox Turbos and Forza just because you drive cars in them both.
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Original Xbox games coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility

FireMonkey

10 months ago

Bring back Fusion Frenzy!!!
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One of the ugliest controllers ever is about to make a comeback

FireMonkey

10 months ago

I liked the original 'Duke' controller, found it more comfy than the 'S'.
Not sure how it will compare to the newer controllers though. Probably poorly.
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Minecraft is getting cross-platform play

FireMonkey

10 months ago

@tomphillipsEG "UPDATE: For every platform but PlayStation"

Umm.. also not on non-Win10 PCs (Minecraft: Java Edition - the most popular PC version), XBox360, WiiU, Linux, Raspberry Pi.
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Microsoft E3 2017 live report

FireMonkey

11 months ago

It's supposed to be good fun though.
Look how dull Minecraft looks, yet that has done pretty well.
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PS4 is three times more popular than Xbox One in Europe, Sony claims

FireMonkey

11 months ago

I have a feeling some of this would be due to people waiting on the Scorpio to be released.
I know I wouldn't buy an XBO just yet.
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Peter Jackson's AR company reveals its first game demo

FireMonkey

11 months ago

Surely being able to sit and rotate the camera with touch controls on the device would be much quicker, simpler and more accessible to the player (how do you play this on a train?)

I love VR and AR, but they need to have a reason to use the tech not just use it because they can. Hopefully they will show a reason why this needs AR soon.
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Modders set out to make Half-Life 2 playable on Rift and Vive

FireMonkey

12 months ago

@Dorlingus I doubt it.
Black Mesa is a fan created, modded up re-creation of Half-Life (at least the first bit. Don't know how much of the game they did) and Valve have allowed it to be sold as a stand-alone product!
(http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-20-valve-gives-black-mesa-permission-to-be-a-commercial-product)
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Gearbox cuts ties with G2A after game key reseller fails to meet demands

FireMonkey

1 year ago

@Pablo2k5 "I can't believe this article doesn't mention Total Biscuits involment! "

The other article mentioned it.
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Grip, the Rollcage spiritual successor, now has multiplayer

FireMonkey

1 year ago

It is also currently on sale on Steam @ 9.59: http://store.steampowered.com/app/396900
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Discovering a new magical moment in VR

FireMonkey

1 year ago

@SuperShinobi
Not on PSVR, but check out Fancy Skiing (http://store.steampowered.com/app/512080/)
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New Reservoir Dogs game doesn't have much in common with Reservoir Dogs

FireMonkey

1 year ago

@MrTomFTW - I believe the problem is all legal.
Tarantino dislikes video games and gamers and will not let anyone make a game based on the films story.
However, Lionsgate owns the rights to the title and can license that out however they want.
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Voodoo Vince: Remastered out in April

FireMonkey

1 year ago

@yuggy I owned it and played it a fair bit... can't actually remember if it was any good though. :S
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Retro procedural shooter Strafe gets a PC release date

FireMonkey

1 year ago

Played an early demo. It was amazingly fun back then. :D
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There's an official Resident Evil 7 "4D VR candle"

FireMonkey

1 year ago

@arcam It reminds me of an advert I saw for Wookey Hole.



I have a feeling someone doesn't understand dimensions.
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FireMonkey

1 year ago

"Why is it 4D? (It's not, because the fourth dimension is time.)"

In a way it is. As it exists in time (candles were once even used for tracking time btw), so it must exist in that 4th dimension too. ;)
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Amid rumours of Skylanders cancellation dev Vicarious Visions is now working on Destiny

FireMonkey

1 year ago

@Xboxfanuk I agree.
It's just the article reads as if the main / only dev isn't going to have time to work on it anymore. Which isn't the case.
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FireMonkey

1 year ago

What this article fails to mention is that there are multiple developers of Skylanders games.
One of them having other obligations would not (in itself) be the end of Skylanders.

The original developer was Toys for Bob.
Then on Giants, Toys for Bob were the main dev again, with Vicarious Visions doing the Wii U version.
Vicarious Visions proved themselves with that and so became the main developer on Swap Force, whilst Beenox did the Wii version.
Trap Team went back to Toys for Bob.
Vicarious Visions then developed SuperChargers, with Beenox doing the racing sections
Imaginators again went back to Toys for Bob.

Essentially, there are currently 2 main develops for Skylanders.

Vicarious Visions got that role by proving themselves by making ports and helping out.
Now, Beenox are the ones in that position, and I wouldn't be overly surprised if they are offered a main title if Vicarious Visions can't do it.
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The Last Guardian review

FireMonkey

1 year ago

This comment thread shows the exact reason why EG were correct in getting rid of the scoring system.

People jumped on the number at the end (and now the Essential label), ignoring the review and forgetting that its all personal opinion and if it doesn't match their opinion, they make a huge deal out of it.

IT DOES NOT MATTER.

If people read the review, they will see it very clearly state the issues of the game, but in their opinion, these can be overlooked and it is essential.

Read it! Read others. Make your own mind up.

In my opinion, it doesn't sound essential and I'm not going to buy it (yet) because, although it sounds great in many ways, I'm not willing to spend the money on a game that has these frame rate, camera and mechanics issues as I know they will irritate me too much and ruin my enjoyment (they have done in other games).
I will however wait a bit to see how much better the patches make it, then reconsider.
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Xbox 360 games are getting Xbox One boxes

FireMonkey

1 year ago

This will confuse Game.
Where will they put the game now!
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Steam to ban non-screenshots from store pages

FireMonkey

1 year ago

Ok, what about the edge case of screenshots of in-game cutscenes or videos? ;)
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Titanfall 2's maps and modes will all be free

FireMonkey

2 years ago

I wonder how many new maps and modes they will introduce and how much spot they will get?
It's great they aren't asking for more money for them, but why keep adding to a game once they have your money?
I doubt many games would offer the amount of and quality of modes BF3 did without any extra funding.
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Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@JedWhitaker "Written reviews are almost entirely irrelevant these days anyways. Twitch and Youtube are where people go to find out about games now."

Screw that!
Video reviews, by there very nature, show too much of the game and spoil the experience for me.
Never used to watch reviews on the gamer shows on TV for the same reason.

I like my games to be a surprise, so will generally only read short to the point reviews, quite often skipping to the end and just reading the summary points.
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Battlefield 1 EA Access trial goes live a day early

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@DJDog I'm guessing its the easiest way to make sure people can't hack it and get / they don't cock up and give access to the full game.
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Oculus Touch motion controllers cost $199, will launch in December

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@Ironsoldier Valve can afford to do that. Non-exclusivity means it will also sell on Steam. The platform where about 80% of PC games are bought and Valve take a 30% cut from all sales.

This means if a non-exclusive game sales 10,000 copies for 30 Steam take 9 (30% of 30) from 8,000 sales (80% of 10,000) which is 72,000 and Oculus and all other reseller together (who I'm not sure what cut they take but let's say 30% like Steam) would take 9 (30% of 30) from 2,000 sales (20% of 10,000) which is 18,000 spread between them all.
That's 72,000 for Steam and 18,000 split between everyone else!
That is the reason Oculus and others want exclusivity and Steam is happy to sound nice and pus for non-exclusive.

If people want non-exclusivity then they need to stop letting Steam monopolise the PC gaming market. Until they have a much smaller share of the PC sales non-exclusivity makes sense 'except' for Stream.
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FireMonkey

2 years ago

@Binba442 Room scale VR is only any good for 'experiences' though. Can't think of any game that would be better by allowing me to move around in a small square, and I really don't want to walk about when playing games.

So, for those not interested in room scale, Oculus is the same price. You can also opt to get the Oculus without controllers (and get them later if needed), reducing the entry point price even more.

As for the quality, I have been lucky enough to try both and there really isn't that much in it (I have heard that Oculus Touch is better but never tried that so can't comment).

I can see Facebook being off-putting to some, but as I don't really use it it doesn't bother me. Not like they are going to get any info from me that I am actually bothered about.
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GAME apologises for unfulfilled 150 PS4 bundle orders

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@Piusessex "after my Saturday job as a teenager"

I wish I could get a Saturday job as a teenager.
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FIFA 17 breaks series' launch week sales record

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@imt558 "You know why Halo 5 had 258% rise in sales 2 weeks ago in UK? Because bundles."

I didn't know why Halo 5 had 258% rise in sales... as I didn't know it did.

Is GFK where this sales data comes from then? EG didn't specify.
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FireMonkey

2 years ago

"despite Xbox One S console bundles including the game packed in."

OOI, do these bundled versions count as 'sales'? I imagine a lot of sources do not could a bundle sale as a game sale, so this data 'could' be a little skewed.

You don't specify a source for the data (which I thought you were meant to weren't you?) so there is no way we can check.

Edit: Just re-read the article and when you say 'despite' is easily misread. I first read it that XBOne sales weren't good despite the game being bundled, meaning you thought the bundled sales 'were' included in the figures, however, upon the second read I think you are saying that the sales were good as the game is bundled which 'doesn't' count in the figures.
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PlayStation announces job losses at Sony London, San Diego studios

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@_LarZen_ "Isn't it normal procedure to let go people who were on contract for a game?"

It's fairly common at the end of a game, but then that is the length of time the contract usually extends to, so it's just that the job is over.
However, if cuts are needed, contractors are usually the first to go, but that's termination of contract rather than redundancies like this.

Those reasons are why contract work is usually better paid that full employment.
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Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

FireMonkey

2 years ago

But, that means you need to be connected to the internet just to watch a movie.
Didn't they learn from MS XBone launch that people don't like being made to have good internet access?
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Here's exactly when No Man's Sky unlocks on PC

FireMonkey

2 years ago

@Skirlasvoud But surely if the port is not up to scratch, then that is a valid reason to get a refund.
Steam can't really do anything about it if there are valid reasons and not misuse.
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