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PES 2017 review

Furbs

2 years ago

Is this like the review from last year where the gaming press all said it was fantastic before real gamers spent a couple of hours with it and realised it had some ridiculously glaring flaws? I know the reviewer mentions the goalkeepers are fixed, but I trust the gaming press on PES about as much as I trust Simon Mignolet to stop a daisy cutter.

Any idea when we'll be able to expect the January squad updates? 2019 maybe?
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New licences and a new feistiness see PES take the fight to FIFA

Furbs

2 years ago

Reads like every PES preview since we moved in to the HD era. "This year is our year".

Sure.
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The link between Kylo Ren's Lightsaber and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Furbs

2 years ago

That's a lot of words to say "it might have borrowed something from KOTOR".

It doesn't make them canon at all, anymore than one of the pilots having a reference to the Beastie Boys on his helmet makes them canon in the SW universe,noe does it make Starkiller from Force Unleashed canon since it in theory references him.
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate takes a leap towards inclusivity with the series' first transgender character

Furbs

3 years ago

The dilemma a publisher/dev is going to have in a scenario like this (ie. a historical setting) is that the whiny, eager to be offended types on the internet won't like the unfortunate baggage that comes along with it.

If you're making a historically set game where the protagonist isnt a white hetro male, how will the audience react if you bring in some of the abuse that historically a black/gay/female would have encountered? If Ubi had made the protagonist one of these groups, can you imagine the internet uproar when NPCs referred the character as nigger/poof/whore etc? Like Facebook outpourings of grief when someone dies, the "right on" audience (which includes EG), want the box checking and "yeah, look, we've campaigned for change", but then would moan like fuck if elements of realism, which would actually demonstrate the challenges these minority groups faced, were introduced.
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Video: Battlefield Hardline's image problem

Furbs

3 years ago

That video was more offensive to me than any amount of police brutality and overreaction since Rooney King.

And EG plan on making more video content?
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Editor's blog: Introducing Eurogamer's new video team

Furbs

3 years ago

I remember when EG was a bit different to other games sites. It had content other sites didn't (rather than just rehash yesterdays Kotaku stories), didn't write clickbait headers and wasnt some godawful mess of a front page.

Now its avatars, like buttons, inline graphics and embedded video, even signatures.

They've obviously evolved and its meant they're successful, just a shame its not the site it once was.

:(
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Rainbow Six Siege has male and female hostages

Furbs

4 years ago

I remember when EG used to be a credible site. Its absolutely pathetic and tiresome these days. Crap and late for news, awful, messy and cumbersome front page design, reviews that make no sense or have clear inaccuracies, articles written exclusively for flamebait and completely lost that community feel.

Its a sad indictment to the rest of "gaming journalism" that theres not much better out there hence me checking back here almost out of muscle memory. When a site like Gamespot has more credibility, maybe its time to call it day.

Hey rauper, do you still have Gestalt in your Rolodex? Give him a shout so you can arrest this slide into complete self parody.

Edit: Oh and don't even get me started on the "funny" videos. Rather than making those, why not do some decent journalism?
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10 million posts and counting in the Eurogamer forum!

Furbs

4 years ago

Time to cull it?
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Govt to axe boring school ICT courses from September

Furbs

6 years ago

@markyHD

If those skills can be learnt quickly by 11-13 year olds, why do we not see any evidence of that in the work place? I'm talking about a wide selection of people from different backgrounds in a relatively "decent" area of the country and its certainly not down to laziness.

Oddly enough, they can do some fantastic things with clip art, but ask them to do format tables, apply a filter in Excel or even set an Out of Office and you'll often get a blank look.

I do agree with you though, teaching those skills "seperately" outside of the rest of the curriculum is the wrong approach as these days it needs to be more holistic and so computers should be standard almost in every classroom, not just the IT room (that might be the case, been a few years since I left), but theres obviously a massive cost implication there which the govt will have no inclination to tackle.
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Furbs

6 years ago

Bit of a worry. I run a support desk for an insurance company with approx 150 staff and the levels of even the most basic computer understanding for standard staff is minimal at best and not useful to most employers.

Using Word and Excel (which can be transfered easily to other similar applications) and basic Windows skills (I know there are other OS's out there but Windows is a good a place to start as any given its market position) are vital in modern society, far more than programming, although obviously this has its place.

I think thats where the govt is getting this wrong. ICT and Programming are two totally seperate aspects, which is why most companies have a seperate development team and don't get programmers to provide desktop/server support. Its also why I was totally turned off ICT at school because I had no interest in programming (at my school in the 80s you either did coding in BASIC or spent the lesson playing crappy BBC games).

Whats the use in teaching someone to create an animation or webpage if they don't even know how to run a spell check or do basic spreadsheet calculations? Whilst there is a wider problem with the encroachment of private sector in to the education system, Word/Excel/Email/Browser skills are as important to today as literacy and numeracy and should be treated as such.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2007: 10-1

Furbs

10 years ago

Nah not you Foo-Atari, I recognise you.

Damn, I'm glad most lurkers lurk if this is what we get when they hit the submit button.
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Furbs

10 years ago

Who are you people for the rest of the year?
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Freespace 2

Furbs

11 years ago

60mb just for a demo?!!
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Need For Speed ProStreet

Furbs

11 years ago

To be honest L0cky, at least I've probably played them unlike most of the people who whine about it being the same game.

They're probably the same models because they're the same cars? But the Carbon/MW models didnt have the damage modelling these have.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Xerex's identikit EA comments are the exact irony I was talking about. He's as much an anti-EA fanboy as he is a Microsoft one.

I love how people will trot out "same old shit from EA" with regards to this when its only similarities to the NFS:U series is a) its from EA b) its got cars in it c) you can put stickers on them. Fuck me, I'm really worried about Forza 3 now which no doubt Xerex will get wood over.

So its not a great game (although this is the worst review I've seen from it so far), criticise it for that, not the same boring comments. Honestly, its the same comments thread for the past four years.

/cue some numbnut saying its the same game for the past four years despite my points above.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Theres a certain irony in the same comments appearing year after year about EA bringing out shit year after year.

FIFA, Tiger Woods, Madden, the Battlefield Series, Fight Night, Skate, Crysis - thats a hell of alot more consistent output than most studios publish in a single year.

Just because you dont like the genres doesnt make it shit, the same way as I dont like games involving Italian plumbers.
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Furbs

11 years ago

As a work in progress this could set up next years quite well. I thought the demo showed some potential...the Nevada race was much more in keeping with the original NFS and NFS 2. If they can use this as a platform to build on, like they did with FIFA 07, improve the handling and framerate then I'll certainly give next years some attention.

And yeah, I agree with you Tahla, its going to be quite difficult for EA to decide what direction to take the series...at the moment its a bit of a mishmash.
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Eurogamer wins awards

Furbs

11 years ago

They couldnt have done it without us.
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Wow factor has gone - Molyneux

Furbs

11 years ago

orakio, I've never played football at a professional level, but that doesnt mean I cant laugh at Djimi Traore.
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Furbs

11 years ago

How? None of his recent games have set the gaming world alight or introduced anything revolutionary that has changed the gaming landscape.
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Furbs

11 years ago

I could name a dozen moments from this year alone that have given me more moments of wonderment than any Bullfrog/Lionhead game has ever given me.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Yeah but its what kangarootoo was saying...he makes decent (if you like the genre) games, but not "wow" ones which is why he should wind his neck in.

Fable was a decent enough RPG (if you like them), but a "wow!" game would have hooked me in and made me finish it. The last RPG's to do that were FFVII and Vampire:Bloodlines.
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Furbs

11 years ago

It is quite funny reading what a figure of fun he's become. Poor bloke, this is no way to treat one of the elder statesmen of video games.

Dont stop on my account though.
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Furbs

11 years ago

No Peter, its because your games are shit these days.
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BioShock, Halo 3 not "next-gen"

Furbs

11 years ago

Next up, Geoff Crammond says "Forza 2, its a bit shit really".
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PGR4 demo on Live

Furbs

11 years ago

The thing I love about internet sites is they can react instantly to any breaking news.
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COD4 beta keys on Friday

Furbs

11 years ago

Keys plz tnx
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Missile Command for XBLA

Furbs

11 years ago

MissileCommandwithouamouseortrackballlol

I'm not sure there could be a more frustrating gaming experience.
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Ubi apologises for R6 Vegas DLC

Furbs

11 years ago

You got to play it for a few months before the rest of us. Whats the problem? You should be happy (you certainly were at the time I assume)..everyone being able to get the Red Pack will mean your game gets more players to play against, prolonging it.

Did you moan when they started bundling games in with consoles? Or when you buy a bottle of coke one day and the next Tesco are doing buy one get one free?
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Pro Evo 2008 unveiled

Furbs

11 years ago

I've never understood supercancel. Why not just let the player move where they want when the ball is in flight? Ok it might take some getting used to, but isnt that one of the things people like about PES anyway?

I'm not getting into the FIFA/PES debate, but one of the nice features of the "current" gen versions of 06 and 07 was that on the whole it lets you move the player where you wanted when the ball was in the air. I dont understand why the PES/nexgen FIFA engines feel they need to move your player for you.
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Tomb Raider episodes confirmed for Xbox 360

Furbs

11 years ago

4gb for the lot? :-o I just lost interest. I was hoping the whole reason for needing TRL is that it would remove some of the file size, but I guess in game assets take up more space than the actual engine.

Oh well, heres hoping for a disc version. Nice idea and price, ruined by the small HDD.
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Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

Furbs

11 years ago

No, I said that.
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Furbs

11 years ago

The reviewer must be an absolute idiot if he cant instantly pick up the instinctive controls. Thats what the Wii is all about amirite?
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GTA IV episodic content confirmed as exclusive to 360

Furbs

11 years ago

Wii60 lol

What a pot of tripe.
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Furbs

11 years ago

One word for all you doubters: Cell

Join #ps360 on efnet in the evenings, theres dev chat in there.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Or, just wait for the homebrew 360 emulator for the PS3 which is being worked on.
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Furbs

11 years ago

GTA = Piece of Shit
DLC = Piece of Shit
360 = Piece of Shit

That all adds up to PSx3 = PS3 which is where its at. Real generation, real games.
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FIFA 08

Furbs

11 years ago

/resigns
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Furbs

11 years ago

I'd love it, just love it, if EA turned out to provide some of the best use of the Wii. That would ruffle a few feathers from both Nintendo fanboys and the "EA just do shovelware" crowd.
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Forza Motorsport 2

Furbs

11 years ago

peej - no, been done maaaaaaaaaaany times.
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FIFA 08

Furbs

11 years ago

Thanks Tom :)

Although this is EA here. Much as I like the FIFA games, some of the omissions they make are very much of the "wtf, why isnt that in there?" ilk :)

Them being coy about it doesnt sound good though :( They did the same with skill moves last year when asked. Its a real shame if they dont do it, as the system they have for Tiger Woods 08 sounds brilliant.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Wow, joe/al is repeating EVERYTHING he said last year :)

Please al, if EA can put in the effort to at least get a new gimmick every year, can you?
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Furbs

11 years ago

Why would I be in a strop when I've only ever played FFVII? JRPGs bore me shitless. Especially the niche ones ;) Please, work harder.

Maybe you're overanalysing the 22 page thing? Maybe its just there to show how much thought they've put into it.

Good call on the CV though. I clearly am not in a position to comment. How many football games on yours out of interest? When did you stop working at EA Canada?
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Furbs

11 years ago

Only one of which (ie players) is having an effect on the ball at a time. Not to mention its usually only rudimentary AI if the players are not near the ball.

How do you know how much more complicated it is? I doubt the FIFA physics are anywhere near 360fps, nor exactly how accurate they are. Lets not kid ourselves...air pressure and ball pressure are constants, so its bullshit mentioning those, but otherwise you're basically just dealing with a snooker simulation with maybe half a dozen AI characters moving at the same time. Archer McLean managed some pretty shit hot physics on a 7(?)mhz Amiga 15 years ago.

Dont forget also, FIFA 08 is basically the culmination of a 3 year development cycle. FIFA RTWC, FIFA WC, FIFA 07 and UEFA CL have basically just been beta tests for 08, slowly evolving, with each one having increased physics. Its not like they've suddenly just added it since the last FIFA.

The thing that made you look a fuckwit though was the sarcastic comment about design pages reflecting quality, when noone said it did.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Doesnt sound that much more complicated than Forzas physics, and no doubt they've scalped a load of stuff from other EA sports titles.

Maybe because they can do it, and you cant, is why you arent working for one of the worlds biggest developers? :P
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Furbs

11 years ago

Yeah but al...you're full of shit.
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Furbs

11 years ago

You're better than that frod :(
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Furbs

11 years ago

This sounds pantwettingly good. Its adding nearly everything I've wanted from 07 and the CL game.

If you're reading Tom, I dont suppose you know, or can find out, if saveable replays are going to be included? After skill moves its my next most wanted feature.
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11-versus-11 FIFA by 2010 World Cup - EA

Furbs

11 years ago

I guess my sarcastic "oh" went missing there L0cky :)

And to be fair, it wasnt just the first touch system which was introduced that year. That was the heavily marketed new feature, but there was more than that. And hey, at least its *something* new, which is more than can be said for other francises.
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Furbs

11 years ago

Which kind of proves my point :)

Just to make you feel old though, I think off the ball control was 6 years ago FIFA 2001 I think?..thank god that got ditched.
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