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11-11: Memories Retold is a story-driven narrative adventure set during World War 1

JayScott

18 hours ago

I am currently (as in, right now, tonight!) playing through Valiant Hearts for the fourth time (fourth different system) and it never fails to move me. This - and on ANZAC Day too (it's an Australian/New Zealand thing, look it up) - has certainly piqued my interest.

Goodness Valiant Hearts is an exceptional game.
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PES loses Champions League official licence

JayScott

1 week ago

@xero521 I don't play online but I have to agree - best PES in years. The improvement has been gradual the last few years, and this is excellent.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

JayScott

1 month ago

@IncredibleBulk

Then don't come here. Or stay on your medication. Some people appreciate writing over fucking statistics.
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Max Payne 3 and the conflict at the heart of Rockstar's game design

JayScott

2 months ago

@Tet5ujin Yeah, I get that. And I think there's definitely some merit in what you're saying. But when they are done right - Wonder Boy, SotC,the single player component of the Halo collection - they can be an excellent way to experience a game for the first time, or even anew.
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JayScott

2 months ago

@Tet5ujin Why?
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Odyssey is fastest-selling Mario game in history

JayScott

6 months ago

@grassyknoll

God you're boring.
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GameCube Zelda-like Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is on its way to PC

JayScott

6 months ago

Loved it on the Cube back in the day. Wish I hadn't sold my copy. Quaintly funny, not too challenging, very enjoyable.
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Original Xbox Star Wars: KOTOR downloadable ahead of back-compat launch

JayScott

6 months ago

No chance of Buffy I suppose?
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JayScott

6 months ago

@VideoGameAddict25

Yes, and criminally underrated!
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Splatoon 2 review

JayScott

9 months ago

I stupidly bought Splatoon on the WiiU just before a long overseas trip and as such missed out on playing it all that much. By the time I got back the moment had kinda passed, and the lack of much single player incentive meant I hardly ever gave it much time. Will definitely give this a shot though. Looks great fun.
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Why the pros think Black Ops 2 is still the best Call of Duty

JayScott

1 year ago

@stigdu

Excellent reply. :)
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JayScott

1 year ago

@stigdu

Ever come fourth in the world in anything? Didn't think so.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered now has supply drops

JayScott

1 year ago

I got my Infinite Warfare copy free when I upgraded to the One S and am not interested in buying the entire thing again just for this but I would really like to play it. A standalone version would be nice. :(
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Should games and politics ever mix?

JayScott

1 year ago

@[TR] Spot on.
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JayScott

1 year ago

No one would question whether or not politics and film or politics and literature can co-exist within the one piece of work. How is this any different?
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Xbox survey asks if you'd sell back your digital games

JayScott

2 years ago

I got bored with the whining about half way through the comments thread so if this idea has already been postulated then I apologise to whoever I am unwittingly stealing it from.

How about an ebay style system where a person says I have 'X' game to sell and people who want it bid on it? That way the 'value' of said game is truly determined by the market, not some arbitrary outside force.

Like I said, I don't know if this has been suggested, or how it would work in actuality. But it just occurred to me. I look forward to being told why it's a bad idea. :)
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The Flame in the Flood review

JayScott

2 years ago

@hairysammoth

Oh this a million times! Well said!

EG, the BEST thing about this site is the quality of writing that is inherent in most of the work, and Christian is one of the best. Please do not compromise that for the sort of information best gleaned from a game manual.
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Halo 5's touching tribute to player who lost his teenager daughters in a house fire

JayScott

2 years ago

@Uncompetative

Being unable to have empathy for people you don't know personally means you don't really understand the concept of empathy.

Also, most of what you have written is despicable. Just foul.
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Xbox Live is down

JayScott

2 years ago

Why is none of the rage on here directed at the f***wits who hack these networks? Like, seriously, who are these c*********? What do they get out of it? Just a bunch of f****** arsewipes.
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Xbox 360 at 10: Super Meat Boy's retro foresight

JayScott

2 years ago

I know I'm not saying anything newsworthy here but goodness this game is hard. I recently introduced my housemate's brother to it, and, as much fun as I had playing it originally, I think I had MORE fun watching it totally frustrate and delight the crap out of him. I must have sat there with a shit-eating grin on my face every time he shouted an obscenity at the TV. What a brilliant game (though for me it still only just makes a top ten 'indie' list of last gen - now there's an idea for an article EG - get on it!)
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Heroes vs Villains is much more than Star Wars Battlefront filler

JayScott

2 years ago

I've only played about 20 games of Blast so far and am having a great time (though not very good at it). Thanks for alerting me to this mode - sounds like a lot of fun, and with a slightly slower pace, which suits my playing style. Cheers Bertie!
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Fallout 4's list of voiced player names is stuffed with pop culture references

JayScott

2 years ago

@I_Am_CatButler

There is Jay, though, if that's any consolation. I nearly fell off my chair when he called me that!
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Hard Core: A look at the original Tomb Raider games

JayScott

2 years ago

Great article, Ellie. You are always such a pleasure to read (though I agree with an earlier commenter - the flares pun was pants :p ).

Tomb Raider on PC was the game I bought a 3D Card for after a friend showed me it running on his souped up PC. The T-Rex moment remains an iconic gaming memory of my early 20s. In later years the recent remakes have been fun to play, though perhaps lacking a bit of the early magic. However, Guardian of Light (and to a much lesser extent Temple of Osiris) are a blast to play, especially co-op.

I also enjoyed the recent title, though I felt it had some pacing issues. Picked it up for 'free' on Xbox Gold recently so am playing through it for a second time - it's fun. Very much looking forward to the new title as well.

It's a great series with a few (mostly forgivable) missteps. And the fact that Lara herself has had such an impact on popular culture in a broader sense (and not just because of knockerwatch) means it will always hold an important part in the history of the medium.
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This ambitious live action Metroid fan film is worth watching

JayScott

3 years ago

@Dysisa

You are so hardcore dude. I want to be like you.
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The Swindle review

JayScott

3 years ago

This game sounds so far up my alley it feels like a wedgie. Is the Vita release this week as well? :)
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Ubisoft's cancelled ZombiU 2 would have featured co-op - report

JayScott

3 years ago

Now I'm heartbroken all over again! :(

Absolutely loved the first game. Easily my most played WiiU launch title.
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Gaming convention threatens to abandon Indiana if anti-gay bill passes

JayScott

3 years ago

@the_rydster

'do abortion clinics treat men?'

This thread is full of utterly preposterous arguments but this is the best one so far. Congratulations.
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80 French Monopoly sets have real money inside

JayScott

3 years ago

Oh my god people. Use some of your new found riches to buy another copy of the game, and then rub the rest of your Euros all over your naked body. Problem solved.
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We cannot let this become gaming culture

JayScott

4 years ago

@Bill_P

Not being a woman does not in any way mean you do not have a personal stake in the feminist cause.

Also. 'the weaker sex'? Really?

So much of this debate is utterly depressing.
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Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

JayScott

4 years ago

Tom, I started reading EG about 12 years ago, and I remember being immediately impressed by the quality the journalism, and of your writing in particular. The fact that this is still my first port of call for games journalism owes a significant debt to your years of hard and distinguished work. Watching your opinions and ideals evolve has also been fascinating, and seeing you, in recent times, take up the issue of female representation within games and the gaming community, despite the immature, dribbling, self-entitled cry-baby backlash you've endured has been inspiring. Good luck with whatever your future holds. You leave the site in very capable hands, but you can also leave knowing it was your hands that helped shape it into the excellent site it is today. :)
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The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

JayScott

4 years ago

Superb work over many years against stupid, sexist adversity. You are hilarious and incisive and great to read. Good luck in the future, Ellie. Loved reading your stuff.
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Video: The flattest performances by Hollywood actors in games

JayScott

4 years ago

@Lalaland

So glad you mentioned that. It was EXACTLY what I had come in here to post. Awesome game beyond that, of course.

Also...

SPAAACCEEE!
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"See those mountains?"

JayScott

4 years ago

@DifferentClass

Can't...do it...
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Buy Mario Kart 8 and get a free Wii U game

JayScott

4 years ago

Yes, cannot wait for this. Looks brilliant, and a vast improvement over the tepid and disappointing Wii iteration. A free game is icing on an already super-sweet cake!
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10 mind-melting BioShock Infinite theories

JayScott

4 years ago

@rarehobo

Really? I'm playing it RIGHT NOW and enjoying it immensely. SOOO much more than Bioshock 2, which I thought was awful. I think you might be a trolling fuckstick.
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Most Anticipated: Mario Kart 8

JayScott

4 years ago

@benderbrodriguez

Wow. What a massive tool you are.
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Letter from America: The highs and lows of 2013

JayScott

4 years ago

@garryallen

I had one made by Hanimex which plugged straight in the TV and had six or so games you flicked between, most of which were variations on Pong. It also came with a light gun and a couple of the games used that instead of the paddle controllers. Not sure what it was called - maybe just Hanimex?

FWIW that machine is my own first gaming memory. I remember it being quite unreliable in terms of getting it going on our black and white TV.
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TimeSplitters 2 retrospective

JayScott

4 years ago

So brilliant. Never got past about level 6 on single player (it was a tough game!) but the multi kept us entertained for months. Fantastic stuff.
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Incredible Spelunky player reveals how to kill the Ghost

JayScott

4 years ago

Wow. Just...wow. *bows head in deference*
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Sony confirms December's free PlayStation Plus line-up

JayScott

4 years ago

PS+ has absolutely changed the way I buy video games (Nintendo exclusives and Naughty Dog titles notwithstanding). I am now FAR more likely to wait before committing to a purchase, and there is always something to play. It has also allowed me to try a bunch of things I might otherwise have let slide (the underrated Remember Me, for example). What a fantastic service.
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Dead Rising 3 review

JayScott

4 years ago

@Feanor

Idiot makes comment on thread. No surprises there.
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Man makes Spelunky history by recording the first successful solo eggplant run

JayScott

5 years ago

@TheEarlOfZinger

This is me too. But secretly I love it. So much.
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Eurogamer's guide to system swansongs

JayScott

5 years ago

@ukuleleimport

I so completely agree with this. I had all three consoles (and a Dreamcast) and the GCN was easily my favourite of the three. The exclusives were often extraordinary, and this was before friends lists and online multi factored into buying reasoning for me so almost all cross-platform titles were purchased for the little purple box with a handle. I loved it, and still bust it out occasionally.
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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

JayScott

5 years ago

@MrTroll

Wanker.
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Saints Row 4: a fun game that makes serious points

JayScott

5 years ago

@Bagpuss

Yes. You're right. Games should strive to say nothing and remain a medium solely for children. How is engaging in social commentary in a video game pretentious exactly? I suppose thinking is pretentious as well?
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There's a new Blur game! And it's out today! But...

JayScott

5 years ago

@kosigan

Loved both of them for different reasons. What was the third game released that you mention? I can't for the life of me remember.
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Games of the Generation: Red Dead Redemption

JayScott

5 years ago

@Uncompetative

So, you gave up on the game when you were being shit at it? Fair enough.
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Ubisoft cancels the next-generation launch party

JayScott

5 years ago

@marijnlems

Superbly put. That is exactly what he meant. And he's right. The SC games - and Clancy games in general - have tended this way for far too long. This one (which is the first SC I have not played, I admit) sounds like the very worst excesses of such narrative irresponsibility.
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JayScott

5 years ago

@Sam_P

I was only mildly disappointed that I had missed out (due to being overseas at the time) on pre-orders for both of the new consoles. Recent developments have doused any mild disappointment completely out. As you say, such a backlog of titles, and I'd add that the WiiU - which is getting a lot of my gaming time atm, along with my Vita (damn you Spelunky!) - has pretty much got me covered until a genuine price drop I reckon. First launch night I'm going to miss since the launch of the PS2. It's going to feel weird, but then again I think Mario 3D Land launches that day, so maybe not too weird.
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JayScott

5 years ago

@Kami

I kinda disagree with you - I think Ubi have done a reasonable job, especially in comparison to their rivals - but your post made me laugh at least twice and was very eloquently written (as usual). Cheers.
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