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The Netherlands declares some loot boxes are gambling

Gaiduku

3 days ago

Presumably if a game requires a gambling licence it must also abide by gambling age restrictions. I can't see EA being happy about FIFA suddenly becoming an 18 rated game (unsure of legal gambling age in the Netherlands - could be younger)
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There's a second Monster Hunter World PS4 beta this week

Gaiduku

4 months ago

As @mouseymouse says I really think this article has missed the most important part. The fact that ps plus isn't required really should be added. Anyone can play....offline or online even if they don't usually have the ability to do so on their PS4
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Ex-Valve writer reveals what might have been Half-Life 2: Episode 3's story

Gaiduku

8 months ago

There is so much that confuses and annoys me about this. First of all most of the posts here talk about the lack of commercial interest in Valve making HL3. They don't need to risk the money on developing it because they're already raking in much cash from running Steam.

I find this a very weird argument. Presumably if they have entire swimming pools of cash lying around then the risk is reduced not increased? If, heaven forbid, HL3 was a failure would it really affect Valve? Wouldn't they just shrug it off and rake in millions through a Steam sale?

Secondly there's the whole artistic merit of the thing. Sure games as art is a very contentious subject but the halflife franchise has writers and a story and people invested. From a creative point of view why lock that all away in a cupboard and never let it out. Simply because they don't think it will make them enough money? If so that's very depressing.

And lastly...when did Valve decide to pack game making in. As far as I remember any discussion about future Halflife games pretty much went silent right after the release of the Orange Box...or near enough anyway. Surely when they writing the cliffhanger ending of Episode 2 someone, somewhere in the organisation knew the future of HL3 was a bit hazy?
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Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

Gaiduku

10 months ago

Oh god there are so many games I can't wait to play on this service. Bonanza Brothers being one of them of course but I'm excited for Mickey Mouse: World of Illusion and it's fantastic co-op multiplayer. I also got really into Flashback but I was a little too young to really appreciate it's size - plus the lack of a real save system and relying on passwords was a right pain.
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Forbidden Siren is out now on PS4

Gaiduku

2 years ago

Aaahh this game. I remember being woefully unprepared for this game when I played it 10ish years ago, both in terms of fear and difficulty.

I played the remake when it came out and, as already said, it didn't really do it for me. The first may have been too difficult for me at the time but this felt a bit too easy. The enemies were essentially unstoppable in the original whereas in the remake you could just batter them until they stopped getting up.
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Civilization 6 announced, ahead of October release

Gaiduku

2 years ago

Did anyone else feel like they just watched an O2 advert whilst watching that trailer?
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Stellaris Review

Gaiduku

2 years ago

@Skirlasvoud This is true but I think the reason it was included is because it's new for Paradox games. In the two paradox games I've played you don't start out as an isolated village or settler but a fully functioning dynasty/country/empire.

Importantly so do your opponenets and this asymmetry is fundamental to those games and can make it really difficult for new players to get into. Play your first game as a small country next to someone huge and already powerful and you might now have a new time.

The symmetry and isolationism is new for Paradox (correct me if I'm wrong here) and I think it's important the reviewer mentioned this and also pointed out how the grand strategy still works with the removal of asymmetry.
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Apple iPhone SE review

Gaiduku

2 years ago

I'm in this odd situation where I've had an Android phone for two years and really not liked it. It's a HTC M7 which, according to reviews at the time was meant to be great but I got fed up with it pretty quickly. The camera suck, the whole thing heats up like mad and just lots of the user interface is irratating and slow.

I upgraded from a 4S and the SE seems like a way to get a new iPhone without completely breaking the bank. However the small screen is what worries me the most because I do use my current phone to watch a lot of Netflix etc.
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Nintendo Direct E3 2015 live report

Gaiduku

3 years ago

Can you just be whelmed?

I think you can in Europe?

(NAME THE FILM!)
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How Xenoblade Chronicles scales down to the 3DS

Gaiduku

3 years ago

@Rogueywon Exactly. I've been downvoted for being shocked that I didn't already know this was happening. I could quite easily of purchased this and then found it wasn't playable.
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Gaiduku

3 years ago

Woah it's completely unplayable on older 3DS consoles?! I knew the New 3DS had some rather large improvements but didn't realise games would be coming out that are only playable on the new device.
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Witcher 3 E3 gameplay demo combat was deliberately easy, CD Projekt says

Gaiduku

4 years ago

@arcam I think the purpose of that section was to allow people replaying the game to skip the prologue. It wasn't made clear at all though - you think you're just picking dialogue yet you're really picking sections of the game to play.

It is very useful now though to start a new game and get to flotsam as quickly as possible but jumping straight to the Solar and skipping out the rest of the prologue if I'm not in the mood for it.
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Nintendo's E3 digital event

Gaiduku

4 years ago

Wut.....
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Gaiduku

4 years ago

This is an awfully designed trailer. It's impossible to tell what's going on.
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EA PS4 games cost an eye-watering 63 from PlayStation Store

Gaiduku

4 years ago

I predicted this would be the case months ago when Microsoft were taking a very digital approach and pissing everyone off. I don't been the disparity between ps4 and xbox one but more the absurd pricing in general.

Currently it appears that digital sales just don't work at all when you only have one "shop" to download from on each console. Steam may have its critics but at least its generally quite cheap, probably due to competition with other online reailers (origin, gog, etc).

What is weird though is how the digital sales seem to exist in a vacuum where the competition from real world stores don't exist. Fair enough PSN and Xbox live have no online competion within their own system but they still have competition with physical retailers. At least charge the SAME PRICE for games if you're not going to undercut - don't charge 10- 20 more!!!
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Xbox One TV integration suffers noticeable judder in UK

Gaiduku

4 years ago

Looks like a rather complicated problem to fix! I have however got a few questions:

1) Is the 50Hz thing just a UK phenomenon or does it effect pretty much everyone in Europe? If it's just us here in blighty then surely its more of our problem not Microsoft's (although would have been nice if they could have sorted it before launch)

2) I've read a few articles complaining that there was no TV integration in the UK at all yet and its only available in the USA (and maybe Japan??) at the mo. So how has this problem been spotted if the tv integration isnt available here yet?
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Blockbuster store refunds PS4 pre-order after megaphone protest

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Good on him but I don't see why he couldn't have just written to head office. Bit of a pain I guess but Blockbuster are offering refunds just not from individual stores. In a way surely it does make more sense to do this centrally?
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A list of every confirmed Xbox One game

Gaiduku

5 years ago

@jabberwocky Shit you're right. For some reason I always assumed the original was multiplatform
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Gaiduku

5 years ago

The only one here that kinda annoys me (because I wont be getting an XBone) is Dead Rising 3.

However its Capcom so no major first party connections involved...can't see it staying exclusive forever
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Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

Gaiduku

5 years ago

its very tough to get excited about any of this
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Gaiduku

5 years ago

is it meant to be a play on words... like... Xbox Won
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Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy review

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Bought it and it arrived today. Shocked by how much stuff they give you!! As well as all the lovely hexes and other playing pieces they provide nice velvet bagas to store randomised components and plenty of saleable plastic bags to store everything else.

It's still a bit messy and crampt in the box but there really is nothing more satisfying than popping out tokens from a punch sheet.
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Register three of eight Nintendo 3DS games to get another free

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Does this work if I purchased these games from the eShop? Obviously with real copies of the game you get a little code in the box.... do I just register with the eShop code?
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UK chart: Injustice: Gods Among Us topples BioShock Infinite

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Wahey go Fire emblem. Bought it over the weekend and its absolutely fantastic. Commutes are going to be much more exciting from now on
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Nintendo shutting down Wii channels and online services

Gaiduku

5 years ago

NO NOT THE EVERYBODY VOTES CHANNEL!!!!
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Jason Rohrer creates a game that will take over 2000 years to complete

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Somebody fetch me my shovel and metal detector!!
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The Witcher 3: The Skyrim debate, the game on PS4, nuggets of clarification and a whiff of multiplayer

Gaiduku

5 years ago

A big issue with skyrim and sandbox RPGs in general is a complete lack of urgency. You get told early on to close the gates of oblivion or find out why the world is now full of dragons....but no one makes you do that.

Sure I could go and help everyone in Kvatch but I'm just gonna clear out this cave first.

The witcher 2s smaller locales allowed you to still do side quests but keep the urgency of the main story. Here's hoping cdpr can craft an open world that still has the urgency of a proper story. This is all the more important with the war against nilfgaard. To use Skyrim again as an example the place was meant to be at war....but ony when you took the time out to get involved on that war....again no sense of urgency
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Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends 1700 on free iPad game

Gaiduku

5 years ago

There's a 15 minute window where passwords aren't required?! Wow this does change things quite a bit and really should be made more obvious. So technically a parent could enter the password in themselves for a free app and there child has 15 minutes to go crazy without ever needing a password.

That's bloody stupid Apple.
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Gaiduku

5 years ago

@Spectral Yeah I'm not sure if apple should refund them... that is a tough one. But either way theres still a massive divide between how bad the parents mistake was and how much they suffered for it.
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Gaiduku

5 years ago

There is some obvious poor parenting here... or at least a bit of unfortunate parenting but I think its hard to have no sympathy at all. There was a similar article a year or so ago where a 12 or 13 year old boy spent hundreds of pounds on Xbox live games and DLC.

Now there I had no sympathy and was also 100% certain the boy knew exactly what he was doing. In the article he claimed he thought he was using in game points but, as anyone who's ever used Xbox live to buy anything Microsoft make it incredibly clear you are about to spend money. This 12 year old would have had to go through several pages which specifically stated a price for the Microsoft points he was about to purchase and then another page asking for a PAYMENT option.

And anyone who's ever purchased anything on an ipad or iphone knows that, despite pointing out a price all you need is a password and that money is spent. Now of course apple has parental controls in place and guides available for parents etc etc but I do feel for parents a teeny tiny bit. Another poster here used the analogy of a kid asking to play with his dads car keys and the dad saying yes only for the child to crash the car 5 minutes later. Sure the analogy holds but practically every parent in the world would see that potential outcome and rightly tell the kid to go away. Yet with the advent of smart phones and tablets and also the rise in microtranscations suddenly its incredibly easy for a 5 year old to spend a tonne of money from your own home. Literally, a few years ago it would have been very very unlikely a 5 year old would have the ability to do this... even if they had they fathers credit card information the complexities involved in spending money on a computer would probably have been too much. The dad made one mistake and yes it was a stupid one giving his son his password but the ramifications of that mistake far outweigh the mistake itself.
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Creator of original Xbox slams Microsoft's current Xbox strategy

Gaiduku

5 years ago

What is this guy actually jabbering on about?! Apple putting Angry Birds onto Apple TV will 1) Not make me rush to the stores to buy the device and 2)Not dissuade me from buying big budget games on my Xbox, Ps3 or PC. I honestly don't know what the hell he's going on about
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Screenshots of next-gen RPG The Witcher 3

Gaiduku

5 years ago

@Slipstream "in dire need of polish"

Pun intended?
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Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar review

Gaiduku

5 years ago

@Quinns I've only played 3 games and am already hooked. Still need to decide what factions to play as though
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Gaiduku

5 years ago

Review Android Netrunner next. Bought it the other day and its amazing. Slightly let down by being 2 player only but its a fantastic example of asymmetric gameplay.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for 2014

Gaiduku

5 years ago

@unacomn it could be yennifer too right?
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UK chart: DmC dumped to fourth as chart returns to normality

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Wow GTA 4 is still in the charts?!
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More romance in BioWare games or less? Writer discusses

Gaiduku

5 years ago

The Witcher and The Witcher 2 represent one of the worst and one of the best romance systems respectively.

The sex card game in the first was silly and juvenile turning sex from a 'mature' concept to something the teens will love - something more along the lines of the controversial Hot Coffee. Female characters failed to be as interesting as the male ones becomes 9/10 eventually they would sleep with you. There's an interesting character early on called Abigail who much of the first chapter focusses on and towards its climax she offers herself to you. It's a silly unnecessary scene. There was little romance between Geralt and Abigail up to this point. The whole is made more ridiculous by the fact that a) A lynch mob is just outside the cave waiting for her and b) Theres a young child waiting with you in the cave too!! But of course she's a female character and must obviously have a naked sex card.

Yet the Witcher 2 handled it in what I deem to be a more appropriate way. Sure the sex was by far more graphic in nature but it was less frequent and seemed to make more sense. Gone were the silly peasants who would have sex simply if you game them some roses but now the romance characters were important and actually vital to the storyline... most of them anyway. Plus as already mentioned there were plenty of female characters who simply arent romanceable at all. Geralt may be a stunner ( :/ ) but not everyones gonna fancy him.
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What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Hey EG - The link to Planetary Annihilation actually goes to the Occulus rift Kickstarter page.
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Eurogamer Reader Survey 2012: Thank You!

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Looks like I was the only guy to ask for the return of Reader Reviews then :(
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Nintendo Wii Mini review

Gaiduku

5 years ago

@Old_Books I don't think DF has an agenda against Nintendo they're just calling them out on a few rather worrying points. The Wii Mini is an absolutely disaster it seems so I think it's fair enough there to have a go at nintendo here.

The other recent DF articles about Wii U stuff have also been relatively fair I believe. It just seems like DF and by extension Eurogamer are asking the much needed question... is this level of performance really good enough? Current reports seem to suggest that with many of these games the Wii U is on par with the Xbox 360 and PS3. Now for me that isn't good enough. For many the promise of new graphics and better physics might not be there thing but for me its quite important.

I don't think the console will bomb at all but I can see it going very much the way of the Wii. Selling a tonne this christmas and probably the next and then slowly collecting dust whilst I play games on other consoles that simply can't be ported to the Wii U.
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Ni No Kuni PS3 demo confirmed for this week

Gaiduku

5 years ago

@Osahi I meant the demo. My expo impressions of this game are poor cos I was in such a rush. I'd like to play the demo to give it another chance. Also how did you get to play 10 hours?!
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Gaiduku

5 years ago

Really hope they release this for EU. I tried it briefly at this years expo but I was in a bit of a rush - didn't pay much attention and just died a lot. Want to try it again properly and see if this is worth a purchase.
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Face-Off: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition on Wii U

Gaiduku

5 years ago

Currently a fiver on steam... yeah... i know which version to buy.
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Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

Gaiduku

6 years ago

Hey EG - this deals died now. It looks like the whole was a bit of a cockup and Amazon have just fixed it to remove the absurd (but amazing) 75 discount.
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UK shop Simply Games promises to break Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 street date

Gaiduku

6 years ago

@Zaxlor What happened to MW4?
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Molyneux's Curiosity app launches, 50,000 DLC not yet available

Gaiduku

6 years ago

"Welcome back, Joining"

For like 20 minutes.....
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Cypress Hill's Shagg loses $250m Grand Theft Auto lawsuit

Gaiduku

6 years ago

@reelbigkris I'm especially looking forward to the chapter where he steals a jetpack from a secret military facility and then discovers proof that aliens exist.....
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SingStar free-to-play interview: PS Eye as a mic, not the end of boxed releases

Gaiduku

6 years ago

@Eoin Wow thats pretty nifty. My sisters have a tonne of singstar discs by the ps2 is old and cranky. Might just load the lot of them onto my ps3... for my sisters... not for me.... definitely just for my sisters.....
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Gaiduku

6 years ago

Wait... how can I load songs from a PS2 disc? Can all PS3s do this or only those with PS2 backwards compatibility?
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Gamestation website to close next week

Gaiduku

6 years ago

Very sad. My first ever job was in Gamestation and it was great fun.
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