Jac

Welcome to the new Eurogamer

Jac

1 month ago

Lovely stuff good work. Much much better overall.

My only minor gripe is that the comments section is very white (any chance of a dark mode theme or something?) and it's taking ages to load. Oh and bring back the old blue!!

Possible bug: on Android/chrome when I went to reply to someone the button that appears "log in or register to comment" didn't work (assuming it is a button).
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Surprise! Outlast is out now on Nintendo Switch

Jac

2 months ago

Outlast 2 is on the European e-shop now with a release date of 27/03/2018.

Not played either of them but will probably give them a shot a some point.
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Overwatch hero 27 in the spotlight as the teasing begins

Jac

2 months ago

@GrimCreepr kind of I guess although not as effectively as it could be with a character that has that sort of ability as it's primary utility.

Either that or she could be a buff character that hits people with her worktools
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Jac

2 months ago

@Zombie-Hamster Would be pretty cool if she could build ramps and stuff to open up different attack routes.. although that is the opposite of defensive I guess.

Either way she needs a macho man randy savage voice line. Ohhh yeah can you Brigitte?!
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

Jac

2 months ago

Congrats and hope everything goes smoothly for you all.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

Jac

2 months ago

This review is quite frankly an embarrassment. There are many reasons to not recommend this game that are understandable but not ones highlighted in this review.

What people of colour would you have liked to see so to make you feel less uneasy? What specific country would they have come from? How does that represent inclusion if they were Tunisians? What about Kenyans or Egyptians? It's insulting to define People of colour as anyone not white. Iive in England but from non British mixed white background, am I represented by the Bohemian people of 1403? They don't look like me but then why should they? My girlfriend is Persian descent, should there be npcs in the game to include her? Seriously shameful writing that does a disservice to the issues you purport to care about and which a large majority of your readership including me also care about.

These extracts from the review highlight what a farce it is:

"But what you see isn't a fantasy world reinforced by a culture's past: it is a culture's past - its bones are made out of it. Kingdom Come is the most believable adventure into medieval history I've ever experienced"

"Instead of seeing notes in the margin of a history book, we get what feels like a glossy pamphlet advertising an escape into an oddly romanticised past. And it's that, ultimately, which makes me too uneasy about Warhorse's work to be able to recommend it."
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Can Kingdom Come Deliverance's tech deliver its ambitious vision?

Jac

2 months ago

@MrTomFTW I'm not offended on his behalf and I'm likely to agree with whatever opinions you have about the guy.

I just hope that whatever you decide to say is something worth saying and has relevance to the actual game.
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Jac

2 months ago

@the_ewan I'm not saying an artist's beliefs can't effect their work. I'm saying I've played this game by this artist and it hasn't effected their work.

From the sounds of this guy he is right wing. I hold completely opposite views to this. Means fuck all in the context of the game in my opinion.
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Jac

2 months ago

I'd also like to put my disappointment in comment form for saying you'll be discussing the Directors political leanings in the review.

I haven't particularly followed who he is until recently given so many people seem to be mentioning it but this has nothing to do with the game. From playing it there is zero chance you would suddenly think to yourself that this is a game made by racists/sexists/fascists/cannibals. It's a fun game with flaws and should be reviewed like any other game as a game.
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Civilization 6's sexist leaders are getting tweaked

Jac

2 months ago

I misread the headline as being "civ6's sexiest leaders are getting tweaked". Glad Gandhi will still remain a sexy beast.
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Yakuza 6 has been delayed

Jac

3 months ago

@Mar27w

Absolutely. Those auras just break my immersion. Whenever I've jumped 6 feet in the air to piledrive some drunken twats into the pavement on a Friday night I don't have an aura.
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Can you come up with a Sea of Thieves Achievement?

Jac

3 months ago

Squawk! The plank - murder a parrot with a plank
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Twisted Metal's David Jaffe forced to lay off "vast majority" of staff

Jac

3 months ago

@riceNpea Not just you. That tweet is an embarrassing way to write.
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Rocket League on Switch plays beautifully in mobile mode

Jac

4 months ago

I've been enjoying this on Switch but the visual quality is below what I'd expect.

Not sure why this game struggles to hit 1080p resolution in docked mode tbh. To my eyes mario kart has far more complex environments and vehicles on screen yet looks walkers crisp.
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Bungie on why it takes so long to fix Destiny 2

Jac

5 months ago

I'd like to commend everyone at Eurogamer for the headline of this article. It has singlehandedly restored my faith in humanity.

Lesser publications would have gone with a title like "Bungie explains why it takes so long to fix Destiny 2", which after reading it would have pissed me off so you have my thanks.
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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus' "free trial" is available now on consoles and PC

Jac

5 months ago

Anyone know how the download is for this?
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IO Interactive confirms that there's a new Hitman in the works

Jac

6 months ago

This is great news. The last game was / is fantastic and they deserve the chance to keep going.
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Telltale Games lays off 25% of its staff

Jac

6 months ago

@bustacap Agreed, they will serve themselves far better by focusing on just making the games rather than also developing and maintaining their own engine.

I don't really even have an issue with how their games look but they perform so poorly it's put me off buying any of their stuff unless it's massively reduced in price.
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Pokémon Go refreshes its raid roster for first time

Jac

6 months ago

Gengar out.
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Freddy Krueger comes to Dead by Daylight

Jac

6 months ago

Krueger out
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Interview with the video game whale

Jac

6 months ago

@VotesForCows Gotcha my bad - totally missed your point there!
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Jac

6 months ago

@VotesForCows that's Ł200 a year!!? I'm paid well above average as well and easily spend a couple of grand a year on gaming and similar amounts again on a few other less healthy vices.

Gaming is my main hobby and I enjoy it so don't think there is anything wrong with that. The only difference between me and the guy in the article is that he spends his gaming money on microtransactions whereas other than hearthstone I steer well clear of them.
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Payday 2 dev Overkill offers update on Switch version, shows it running in portable mode

Jac

6 months ago

@rubberducko Guess it's your lucky day. I'm fairly certain they'll release the game in the UK.
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One month on, Destiny 2's end-game needs tuning

Jac

6 months ago

The problem is they removed all the needless grind (a good thing) but this has only served to highlight how little there is to actually do.

The last part is what truly should have been addressed but somehow people seem to just be asking for artificial padding back.

Fixed roll weapons aren't necessarily bad but they have made everything so bland and not created enough difficult content that requires specific loadouts etc. Maybe the prestige raid will provide that challenge.
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The cat's out of the bag: Swery talks his upcoming feline murder mystery The Good Life

Jac

7 months ago

Deadly Purrmeownition.
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South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin

Jac

8 months ago

Maybe in NG+ you get to also play as a Syrian Refugee or North Korean.

There are many millions of people around the world of all skin colours who would trade their lives with a black person living in a developed country. I am in complete support of a sadly real issue they are highlighting, but by linking difficulty directly to skin colour personally doesn't sit right with me.
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Lost connection to the Destiny 2 servers? You're not alone

Jac

8 months ago

Just had this on normal PS4 when I tried to log in.

To fix close the game and go to:
- PS4 settings menu
- PlayStation's Network/account management
- Restore licences

I got back in after doing that on first attempt, although could have just been luck of the draw but can't hurt to try it.
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What does it take to run Destiny 2 at 1080p60?

Jac

8 months ago

@Stuntedgrowth they should but it's the other way round.. the article says cpu load is lighter in crucible.
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Yakuza Kiwami review

Jac

8 months ago

I thought the review was very good and gave me more than enough information to go on to know that I'll enjoy this game.

Personally I hope EG considers dropping the "Recommend" badge as it seems to be causing the same issues as scores once did.
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Sundered review

Jac

9 months ago

@erp no worries.

Worth mentioning my PS4 in general runs like turd these days (lagging menus etc.) but most games still run fine (Pyre was flawless to give a recent example). The issue is particularly jarring in this game when it occurs during combat due to how fast paced it is.
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Jac

9 months ago

@erp Runs like turd on PS4 for me. Every so often it freezes/locks up for almost a second but obviously still registers inputs so when it unfreezes everything just teleports to where they would have been had it not frozen.

My assumption is that it's a streaming of data issue when it loads new areas but it's pretty inexcusable, especially considering the initial loading times themselves are unacceptably long for a 2d game like this.
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Jac

9 months ago

I found this game initially quite cold and hostile but it revealed a warmer side over time.
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Destiny 2 has exclusive sparrow for Virgin Fibre customers

Jac

9 months ago

The only surprising thing about all this nonsense is that Pop Tarts actually still exist.

Looking forward to the Push Pop exotic sniper next.
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Comparing the cityscapes of The Witcher 3, Dark Souls and Bloodborne to medieval paintings

Jac

9 months ago

@Jenuall I couldn't quite believe it either. Looking at the map before hand part of me was just thinking "surely not, there will be some mechanic that stops you fully accessing it".. and then I got there and was just blown away. I can't wait to see what they achieve with Cyberpunk (which I assume will be mainly based on a city).

The Witcher 3 also completely ruined Fallout 4 for me as well. Getting to the baseball stadium "city" and comparing to Novigrad made me almost feel sorry for Bethesda. CDProjekt have sprinted past them and pulled their pants down on the way.
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Nintendo announces Mario, Metroid livestreams at Gamescom

Jac

9 months ago

@VideoGameAddict25

For Metroid, switch on at 11pm UK time
You what???!!!!!!!
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Pyre review

Jac

9 months ago

My favourite thing about this game is the fact it was the first game listed on PSN for absolutely ages due to, what I guess was a minor fuckup, yet somehow absolutely no one at Sony knew how to fix.

I'll probably buy it just for that. I hope they promoted the person who did it.
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Thoughts on three months spent with Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Jac

9 months ago

I only just discovered that in the akala wet lands when it rains it actually fills up on the ground and turns what was a grassy area it into a giant puddle. This game is just astounding
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Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

Jac

10 months ago

Anyone remember Dragon Force on Saturn? I'm hoping Sega do. Would be a perfect fit for mobile.
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Sony defends decision to block PS4 cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Jac

10 months ago

@BumpkinRich By stakeholders he probably means internal stakeholders.

Can't envisage a scenario where cross play would be something the developer doesn't want from a commercial perspective. The only other conclusion is they don't wanna play with the other consoles or their online infrastructure is so shit that it would cost them too much to get it to work. Although they already allow cross play on Steam iirc?
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Jac

10 months ago

" I don't think anything is ever a done deal. Anybody who is dogmatic in that manner is typically a fool. That said, to my knowledge, there is no live conversation ongoing at the moment."

I enjoyed this answer. Firstly for the fact that done deals by definition are done and secondly the final sentence is just fantastic to the point I thought this was a Daily Mash article.
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Metroid Prime 4 in development for Nintendo Switch

Jac

10 months ago

I reckon Retro are working on a Donkey Kong game of some sort
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Super Mario Odyssey launches October

Jac

10 months ago

Those moustaches are just an incredible sight. Even if this ends up being the worst game ever I'll still buy it solely for them.
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Champion's Ballad DLC teased

Jac

10 months ago

@specialgamer didn't even know that was an option! Will be giving that a try for sure
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Jac

10 months ago

Let's hope she obeys the rules of being a silent protagonist. Her voice offended my ears in the main game.
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Brothers director announces co-op prison break game A Way Out

Jac

11 months ago

"He noted that there will be an online option, but he strongly suggested playing it splitscreen in the same room."

Glad it's coming out on Switch then. Oh.
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A resurgent Nintendo still has questions to answer at E3

Jac

11 months ago

I reckon we'll get a new Metroid teased/announced or at the very least some VC details.

Worth noting that Nintendo registered the metroid.at domain today along with a few others.

Maybe Eurogamer would like to get the full list from this lookup below in the interests of our hunger for rampant rumours?

http://viewdns.info/reversewhois/?q=Webmaster%40nintendo.com
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Jac

11 months ago

@2old4disshit I've seen a couple, but mainly all I see is someone's armpit.

A commute to London doesn't really tell you anything tbh. I've never taken mine in to play on a packed train.
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Cyberpunk 2077 assets stolen by actual cyberpunks

Jac

11 months ago

@8bitMofo He's the Grey Fox.
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I Am Setsuna studio reveals new RPG Lost Sphear

Jac

11 months ago

That C type thing in the game logo seems quite a deliberate nod to another series.

That trailer was pretty nonsensically bland but will keep an eye on this for sure. I found I am Setsuma fairly bland so let's hope they've hit their stride with this.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patched to remove offensive arm-clench gesture

Jac

11 months ago

@Toothball yeah I had to read that one twice as was certain it would be to make them more frequent. Don't think I've ever seen a mirror race and can count 200cc races ive had on one hand after at least 100 races.
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