JonFE

Microsoft announces new wave of backward compatible Original Xbox games for Xbox One

JonFE

2 weeks ago

Come on MS, you're killing me here. The missus won't like it when I bring those games back from the attic, I'll tell you that much!!!
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

JonFE

1 month ago

@PlugMonkey If you look further in the comments, you'll find another post (by space_ace) displaying the front page as it should be, where the cut-off images highlighted by Ares42 are shown whole with the part underneath the white text area being transparent instead of solid white.
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JonFE

1 month ago

@rauper Just to add my thanks as well :)
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JonFE

1 month ago

@Ares42 Same here for me; I would not have noticed it unless you posted...

Could it be an older version of Firefox? At work I'm using FF v.52 (the last on Windows XP 32bit).
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JonFE

1 month ago

I guess I'll get used to it, I always do. It seems strange right now -change does that to me- and I'm sure, once all teething problems are ironed out, it will be as functional as always. But I'd love a dark theme as well, as it's blindingly white right now...
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The Division 2 details leak online ahead of announcement

JonFE

1 month ago

Played through the missions with randoms and had much fun, even though the Dark Zone left a bitter aftertaste as I could survive there. But most of all I loved the feeling of abandonment the harsh winter setting transpired.
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Dispelling the myths of Bloodborne

JonFE

2 months ago

@spatuluk

I'm sorry, but, while this game can be a lot of different things to different people, "unrewarding slashing" isn't one of them.

In fact, rarely have I ever felt so rewarded as when beating some of its bosses. Palms sweating, heart racing as you chip away a huge health bar in small or big chunks -depending on your own ability and understanding of the various combat mechanics- until victory is achieved and you breathe out in relief.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

JonFE

2 months ago

@lukasbenke No worries, sometimes it's easy to misinterpret written word presented on an internet page...
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JonFE

2 months ago

@lukasbenke

Perhaps it's not clear from my post, but I don't think this (or any) review should have been so heavily influenced by the (alleged) political views of the developer, because -to my knowledge- the game is not actively pushing any agenda.
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JonFE

2 months ago

I usually avoid engaging in heated discussions like this one, mostly because people tend to stick to their guns regardless of other people's points raised and argued. In this case, I think I'll make an exception.

As I see it, if any game actively tries to push a far extreme right/left agenda of its creators, then the political view of the creators should be addressed in a review. If not, why bring it up?

In this case, the problem seems to lay in the lack of POC in the game, a choice that could either be historically accurate (or at least probable) or the personal desire of the creator. But, does this decision push any right-wing agenda, something like since POC don't not exist in the game world, they should not exist in our real world? For me, that's a bit far-fetched conclusion to reach.

If, on the other hand, POC were present in the game world painted only as criminals or slaves that should be punished or killed (a full-on racist stereotype) then surely the reviewer should address and condemn the game for that.
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The Surge 2 announced

JonFE

2 months ago

Good news! Haven't properly played the original, it's sitting on the backlog waiting to scratch that Dark Souls itch, but what I've tasted so far suggest that it's up to task :)
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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 review

JonFE

3 months ago

@droflahn It sure is, mostly to ensure that you are not double-dipping by mistake during a GoG sale :)
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JonFE

3 months ago

@droflahn Ahh, don't be silly now; everybody knows that Steam games are not to meant be played, just be collected, right? Right?!?
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Join us for the first Eurogamer Community Pub Quiz

JonFE

3 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

I know, I'm part of this international readership (not sure how significant though) and I love watching EG's video team getting together and enjoying games.
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JonFE

3 months ago

Will you stream or record this and post it in youtube? It sounds a lot of fun but many of your fans are not able to show up... :rolleyes:
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Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

JonFE

3 months ago

Like I said on another article, I cannot wait to smash my Switch against Oliver and Stanley! :lol:
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Nintendo fans spent all of last night waiting on a Direct announcement

JonFE

3 months ago

Cannot wait to smash my Switch against Oliver and Stanley :)
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Kinect was amazing - in a museum

JonFE

4 months ago

Even though I am a self-confessed Xbot -in the sense that I prefer MS consoles (and especially controllers) to Sony ones, yet I do own all four PS3/4 and x360/one- I never got a Kinect.

I loved the Project Natal with Milo reveal and almost got it for x360 on that strength alone, but space expectations and lack of games I'd be interested in held me back. Then, when Xbone was announced with Kinect bundled in, I hoped it would be used in some meaningful way and games that never materialised, so I opted to wait a bit and finally I got the Xbone Elite SKU that ditched it early for a hybrid HDD.

I still think Kinect could be a real game changer had Microsoft played its cards differently with the Xbone, taking the financial hit of bundling Kinect and competing with the PS4 in both power and price right from the start of this generation, but it wasn't meant to be...
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

JonFE

4 months ago

Have we (the readers) had our chance to vote for out top-5? Because if we did, I must have missed it...
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A day in the life of an independent video game store

JonFE

4 months ago

@LelandPalmer Funny you should mention a record store. All the record stores I used to shop in as a teen (most of them specialising in Rock/Metal) have closed doors in the recent years...

Depressing really, but certainly a sign of our time... :(
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Retro-bit's Sega deal has us fantasising about a Dreamcast mini

JonFE

4 months ago

More boxes under the telly?!? The missus would surely divorce me... :confused:
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Portal returns in Bridge Constructor spin-off

JonFE

5 months ago

I'll take it; beggars can't be choosers... :redface:
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The slow disappearing act of Demon's Souls

JonFE

5 months ago

Between the news of DeS online servers shutting down by different publishers in all three areas (Japan, EU, US) at the same time and memoir articles like this, I really hope From/Sony have a remaster/sequel announcement to make next week... :cool:
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review

JonFE

5 months ago

@UncleLou Well, it's obviously not the main focal point, but look at the size of that pinky!
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JonFE

5 months ago

All I can say is that, once my son gets his hands on this, I'll say goodbye to Super Mario Odyssey; maybe a "delayed by the post-office due to Christmas rush" excuse is in order :rolleyes:
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After nine years, Demon's Souls' servers are going offline for good

JonFE

5 months ago

@ecco Thanks for the clarification! It's assuring to read that it starts as neutral, but I'm sure I've heard of a server's average affecting your game's WT every time you go online. Maybe I should start another playthrough; as if my current backlog wasn't long enough...

;)
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JonFE

5 months ago

@Galactic_Inquisitor Thanks! All these years and I still cannot get my head around World Tendency, obscure concept to the bone :)
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JonFE

5 months ago

I'll echo everyone's sad feeling to see DeS online element go.

However I do wonder about world tendency. It was supposed to initialize every time you went online with the servers' average (or something among those lines), with your deaths affecting it further and if you wanted pure while / black you had to be aware of that (or start and stay offline). Without any servers to initialize WT, would that make it entirely non functional or just easier to manipulate?
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Super Mario Odyssey review

JonFE

6 months ago

Just got a message that my copy awaits me at the counter of my local games shop - just need to find some time and hop there after work; can hardly wait :)
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The Assassin's Creed series, ranked

JonFE

6 months ago

So far, I've only played AC1, AC2 and AC Brotherhood to completion, while I've dipped around all the others. Out of those three, I loved AC2 and Brotherhood in equal measure, while AC1 had teething problems I could easily ignore given the ambition and scope it showed.

Still have high hopes for Origins and will get it once my gaming budget permits it (Fire Emblem and Mario Odyssey beat this and Wolfenstein this month)...
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Kinect officially dead

JonFE

6 months ago

@dose Why would that be sarcasm? Milo, was (in my eyes at least) a forward-thinking, future-paving concept. Whether it could ever materialize into an actual product (on x360 or the Xbox One) is irrelevant.
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JonFE

6 months ago

I have said this before: if MS really believed in Kinect's potential back when they launched Xbox One, they should have offered it at no additional cost to the console (launching it cheaper than PS4) or the contained hardware (making it as powerful as the PS4).

By cutting the hardware short in order to launch at a competitive price with Kinect, they shot themselves in the foot :rolleyes:

Having said that, the Milo project was really amazing...
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Revisiting Raven's Wolfenstein

JonFE

6 months ago

I have it buried somewhere in my ever-growing pile of shame and have considered playing it (along with Singularity) multiple times, but something new and shiny captures my attention (and gets added in the pile as well)... First world problems I guess :\
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Steam Halloween, Black Friday and Winter sale dates leaked

JonFE

6 months ago

Hold still my wallet!!!
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How Valve released five of its greatest games in a single day

JonFE

6 months ago

@BobbyDeNiro Trust me, many of us could really do with a valve single player game :rolleyes:

We can only dream of Orange Box 3 (let's skip number 2) with Half Life 3, Portal 3 and Left 4 Dead 3...
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Assassin's Creed Origins is the series you remember, back yet again

JonFE

7 months ago

I plan to keep my pre-order, as I like the Egypt setting and believe the year off will have some benefits. However, I must admit that I haven't enjoyed any AC game as much as I enjoyed AC2 and Brotherhood... and as Master09 says, AC2 Tombs were a great pointer to what a modern (and good) Tomb Raider game should consist of...
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Hob review

JonFE

7 months ago

So many great games and so little time :rolleyes:
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Super Mario Run's biggest update yet adds new levels, a new mode and Daisy

JonFE

7 months ago

@minky-kong Thanks for the info, I was wondering too :)
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SteamWorld Dig 2 review

JonFE

7 months ago

I have enjoyed the original and will definitely pick this up at some point!
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Jelly Deals: Limited Bloodborne Hunter Figma figure available to order now

JonFE

7 months ago

I'll probably end up pre-ordering it come October (need to ease up on my credit card); missus will probably end up hating it as always :)
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You can now play the impressive fan remake of Tomb Raider 2

JonFE

8 months ago

I know what I'll be playing over the weekend :)
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Ex-Valve writer reveals what might have been Half-Life 2: Episode 3's story

JonFE

8 months ago

@VariousThings Would love to see that!!!
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JonFE

8 months ago

My secret hope is that, someday, valve will release HL3 and Portal 3 together, quietly, without even announcing them and set the gaming world on fire :rolleyes: One can only hope, right guys?!?
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Microsoft says Xbox One X is fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever

JonFE

8 months ago

@doomster71 I already use the Elite controller and can honestly say it's the best controller I ever had.

In this case, they should have included it with the X, making the whole package feel superior to anything else offered. I guess they'd rather not take the financial hit...
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JonFE

8 months ago

My only grief with the Xbox X is that it should ship with the Elite controller. It's Microsoft's flagship -and premium priced- console, it deserves their best controller :cool:
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There's a special edition Metroid: Samus Returns 3DS

JonFE

9 months ago

Because including a copy of the game would "cost" Nintendo money, while these special editions cost no more than new faceplates :(
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Dark Souls trilogy is getting a limited edition vinyl soundtrack

JonFE

9 months ago

I love reading the subtle negativity on vinyl in these comments. If that's indeed a tread in the gaming community -especially among DS fans- then maybe I've got a chance to grab one of those copies for my collection...

...and before anyone asks, no, I will not listen to it -I'll probably keep it sealed, as most of my vinyl records nowadays- as I have the CD's to listen to; I'm just a sucker for vinyl :rolleyes:
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Summer Games Done Quick raises over $1.7m, smashes previous record

JonFE

10 months ago

Unfortunately, I didn't catch any of the events live, but I'll watch some of them later.
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There's no new official Half-Life game, but there is an officially licensed Half-Life comic

JonFE

10 months ago

@Binba442 A shame indeed...
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Super Mario Odyssey launches October

JonFE

10 months ago

Packed with so many lovely and wicked ideas; cannot wait to get my hands on it :)
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