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Destiny guide

Machiavel

4 years ago

Hmm, if we could upgrade the processor in Ghost, then we could skip most of the big firefights and be home for tea.
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Retrospective: Far Cry 2

Machiavel

6 years ago

Not all of my buddies died, and that made the ending even more of a shocker. No spoilers, suffice to say that you're reminded about the real motives of your buddies when it gets to the crutch of love, money and diamonds.
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PixelJunk Shooter 2 release date set

Machiavel

7 years ago

Really surprised there wasn't any DLC for the first one - would have snapped it up.
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SOE's John Smedley

Machiavel

9 years ago

So did he leave out 24-35 or 18-35, or are 35 year olds really blessed?
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Flight of the Conchords for Rock Band?

Machiavel

9 years ago

Has to be 'Carol Brown' for me.

"Who organised all of my ex-girlfriends into a choir and got them to sing-ing-ing?"
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Mirror's Edge

Machiavel

10 years ago

Sewer level? Bloody sewer level??
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Fable 2 looking likely for October

Machiavel

10 years ago

News just in: genius AI dog poops on house, eats villager.
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Buzz! Quiz TV

Machiavel

10 years ago

Not my sort of thing, but quizzes composed entirely of contentious answers would be childishly amusing.
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Call of Duty: World at War

Machiavel

10 years ago

So the enemies hide in secret compartments, not move until activated, and will run straight at the player.

It's Doom enemy AI in 2008!
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Sony ignoring PS3 Wiimote chatter

Machiavel

10 years ago

I'm waiting for the Microsoft Speak-your-Weight-and-cut-Wiicked-Grooves Hover Board-For-Fiieet.
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In The Stocks

Machiavel

10 years ago

I rather like their attitude that having one vast money hat is enough, rather than greedily scrabbling around for another money hat to plonk on top of it.

And I suspect the long tail argument cancels out the initial consumer frustration - if you're not a fanboy, desperately seeking the game as soon as it's released, a wii fit later rather than today is merely 70 saved rather than an experience lost. I can't imagine them not picking it up when it eventually winks at them from the shelves.
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Squad ordering dropped for Gears 2

Machiavel

10 years ago

Perhaps the button presses (whatever they were) will be re-assigned to fist-pounding, buddy-hugging and badass-humping.
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Haze not in HD, has 4GB install

Machiavel

10 years ago

So are we into post-HD games now? We went there, then stepped back and don't really want to make the effort now.
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Fable 2 "content complete" by week's end

Machiavel

10 years ago

the world will behave differently to you decide to bear the burden

Isn't that the Japanese translation of the new James Bond film?
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Gears 2 story will be "much better" - Tsunoda

Machiavel

10 years ago

We've got Josh Ortega, who's like a great comic book writer

Oh go on, why not hire a great comic book writer instead? :)

wasn't necessarily as robust as it could have been

Analogy of (gay?) p0rn and storytelling comes to mind...
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Gears of War 2

Machiavel

10 years ago

Glad to see the robots from Matrix got some work again.
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EVE Online's Player Council: The Big Vote

Machiavel

10 years ago

/awaits EVE m0t0rb1kes
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Boom Blox

Machiavel

10 years ago

By some folks arguments, a mini cooper should cost the same as a ferrari, as it's the same driving experience and there's no perception of value.
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Machiavel

10 years ago

I'll buy it! (When it's 20)
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Virtual Console Roundup

Machiavel

10 years ago

terrified insecure reactions the game has inspired

/looks up
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Grand Theft Auto IV: PS3 vs. Xbox 360 Special

Machiavel

10 years ago

Let's start the 'Rockstar added dithering filter to 360 to make it look as crap as PS3' rumour mill right now :)
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Machiavel

10 years ago

What's worse than over-long cutscenes for me? over-long cutscenes which you're meant to fiddle about with. :(
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Unreal Tournament 3

Machiavel

10 years ago

I fail to see the proper red shells and bananas making this really competitive.
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Grand Theft Auto IV

Machiavel

10 years ago

Only one negative: all the music's from Scritti Politti.
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Mario Kart Wii

Machiavel

10 years ago

Stuff the tricks and stunts (only just got the hang of the wiggle boost) but to me, Double Dash reached that Nirvana of cartoon-looking racing and I'm sure this one will entertain just the same.
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Church uses Jesus Mii to attract crowds

Machiavel

10 years ago

I love churches that think up witty ad lines week on week. My fave (never used apparently)

Come to God's Party -

Food, Wine, Virgins!
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Retrospective: Halo 3

Machiavel

10 years ago

I've said this before, but one of the huge differences between Halo and its sequels is the titular character: the Halo. The first one, sprawling, unknown and mysteriouis. The sequel, 'Another' Halo half way through the trudge. The third one; lots of Halo abound, we'll stop off on some truncated bits as people try to care about the Elites/Brutes/Prophets bollocks.

I felt the character of the first game was its subject; something lost from then on.
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Epic wants Gears of War feedback

Machiavel

10 years ago

I was kind of on the side of the Locusts. Bloody meatheads, coming to their planet, laying down dunderhead rap on somebody else's planet.
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Wii gets firmware update

Machiavel

10 years ago

Tom was beaten by H from steps?
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Coming Attractions: The Lost Levels

Machiavel

10 years ago

Hilarious first couple of pages! Bravo!
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Buying MMO gold is like funding prostitution

Machiavel

10 years ago

Paying taxes funds foreign wars. And heck, since a small portion of government funds is embezzled, stolen or illegally claimed by groups or companies, PAYING TAXES FUNDS EVERYTHING EVIL.

There's no excuse for tedious grinding though - at least real-life miners provide coal for heating/economy/progress before they splutter to a halt. Such virtual achievement is scant.
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US police refuse to investigate MMO theft

Machiavel

10 years ago

Interestingly, black market prices in the 'real' world tend to be a lot less than legal prices. But in the virtual world, they're higher. Hmm.
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Rez HD

Machiavel

10 years ago

Hmm, so is the music noticeably downgraded from the 'red book audio' original? Arcade file sizes must mean an mp3 conversion at least...
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Wii Chess details and screenshots

Machiavel

10 years ago

I've never thought you need powerful chess computers, just ones with personality. Anything that inexorably plods it way towards victory by counting advantages in hundreths of a pawn makes for a really dull opponent.
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Hirai hopes for PS3 profit soon

Machiavel

10 years ago

I doubt the 360 is making money as a whole, when you add in the billion dollar replacement plan and such. Otherwise, it's not that surprising. Company hopes to make profit, if possible, "as quickly as possible."
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Dragon's Lair flies to PSP

Machiavel

10 years ago

Why don't they release UMD movies with compulsory button presses throughout? Fail to press the correct one in time and the movie fades to black, perhaps with a brief, stuttery clip of a car crash/explosion/star falling asleep afterwards.
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Dark Messiah 360 demo

Machiavel

10 years ago

Could we have a Eurogamer+1 Channel where this news is repeated for Silver Live Members? :)
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BioShock: A Defence

Machiavel

11 years ago

Great stuff - though you need another sweep for spelling (no doubt formed by passionately wrought tapping).

Its biggest accolade for me is in the way my gamer friend, who loves nothing more than war fps's and scouring areas for ammo and kit, doesn't really like playing this game for long periods as it makes him feel uncomfortable, and question what he is doing. That theme is beautifully carried through the game, and there are loads of artistically tingling moments for me; like when you get momentarily frozen in the room full of ice statues.

The only damn shame is that some memories of more tedious gameplay (mine level, I'm looking at you) keep bubbling to the surface.
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Silver Live demos restricted

Machiavel

11 years ago

Perhaps they should add a few day delay for those xbox users who didn't buy the Elite - and a month's extra delay for Halo players who didn't buy a limited edition joystick - silly sods.
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Blu-ray trounces HD-DVD

Machiavel

11 years ago

They added "The consumers are lacking in the follicle department, are we are selling the finest combs."
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Minter halts dev blogging

Machiavel

11 years ago

I think the price of spouting whatever's on your mind is the ability to take criticism and not hold it personally.
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Super Mario Galaxy Star Guide

Machiavel

11 years ago

Bah, Bunnies in the Wind is not twee - it's joyous rather than pretentious.

What is twee is the idea that EG readers need such level description ;)

Edit: missing 'i'
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Valve explains international Orange Box deactivations

Machiavel

11 years ago

Region-locking eh? Perhaps if consoles/software/etc. was forced to manufacture their products in each relevant region they wish to lock-in, instead of producing in the dirt-cheapest location for price and economies of scale.
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Chegwin and Hansen

Machiavel

11 years ago

Very funny. Hansen gives the impression of being caged in a small room with sneering geeks.
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Nintendo looking outside Q4

Machiavel

11 years ago

It's a cover for delaying games into the next year!
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