MikeD

10 million posts and counting in the Eurogamer forum!

MikeD

4 years ago

Haven't been active for a few years now on the forums, but I was for quite a while. Good to see many of the same names still alive and present. They (and others like Whizzo and Unclelou) made it a great place back in the day!
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Hitman: Absolution

MikeD

7 years ago

What Shoot out in the church in Hitman 2? I took those guys out one by one by playing very carefully.

This preview does not sound like the Hitman I love. But I'll try to stay hopeful.
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Dreamcast: A Forensic Retrospective

MikeD

9 years ago

I'm trying to figure out in what way a nozzle shooting a constant stream of chocolate into my lap would be a good thing. Sounds like it would get messy.
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Resident Evil 5

MikeD

10 years ago

Unless she is really hot. That would harden the impact.
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2006 FIFA World Cup Interactive Quiz Game

MikeD

12 years ago

Has sony dropped the ball 'buzz' wise?
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Half-Life 2: Episode One

MikeD

12 years ago

I hate Alyx, I was hoping she died at the end of halflife 2. Oh well. Not sure if I can cope with 'annoying tough girl' accompanying me for 3/4 of the game.
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Guild Wars: Factions

MikeD

12 years ago

Though not interested in guild wars I am grateful for this review for pointing out the rpgcodex review of oblivion. Best review yet!

edit: o.k. o.k., maybe not best. But it raises a lot of good points
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Lionhead's other new title

MikeD

12 years ago

I'm not so pleased about his cavalier attitude to storyline. Fable could have used a better one, to be honest.

I am also a bit disappointed that the gun will only fire 400 bullets.
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X-Men actors to voice game

MikeD

12 years ago

Jackman's in? Pfft, that's me out.

Mark hamill's Wolverine is the ultimate version. I bet Hugh's rendition will be poor.
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Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai

MikeD

12 years ago

"It's hard not to love The Apprentice"

Somehow, I can manage.
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Oblivion horse for PC gamers

MikeD

12 years ago

"(5) Greater content has been given away by LESSER/'POORER' devs in support of their games in the past for FREE . So it is not irrational or 'whinemongering' to expect Bethesda to be able to give away a damned horse armor in view of the spectacular success Oblivion has met."


And by bethesda themselves, don't forget. The morrowind official plugins were great fun.
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Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

MikeD

12 years ago

Hello Morriss.

I am still taking a break from all forum/mmorpg/other addictive internet activities until I finish my educational work. If you want to get in touch with me Unclelou, Kalel and several others on the forum have my email/msn info.

Nice to be remembered. :-)
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MikeD

12 years ago

I wanted to go swimming but I left my speedo in the car.
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Top 50 Games of 2005: 5 to 2

MikeD

12 years ago

I tried the new demo a week ago. (never tried the olde one) It seemed rather shite.

Ho-hum, pot noodles it is.
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Top 50 Games of 2005: 15 to 11

MikeD

13 years ago

You guys should do reviews like this. It's awesome reading several opinions.
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James Bond 007: From Russia With Love

MikeD

13 years ago

I'm a bottle of scotch!
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Spyro: Shadow Legacy

MikeD

13 years ago

/purchases


Any excuse to hit puppies against walls.
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Without Warning

MikeD

13 years ago

I know, but writing previews about games you know are looking a bit iffy is tough :)

It shouldn't be, just write: Well, this is looking shite so far.

You'd have my respect. And a review saying: 'This is much better than the preview' would be much better than 'we were too optimistic, again'. Imo anyway.
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Quake 4

MikeD

13 years ago

Doom3 was unloved by many.

It wasn't really given a chance by most.
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MikeD

13 years ago

I think the multiplayer criticism is a bit out of place. Just because there are big sprawling multiplayer games with vehicles doesn't mean every games' multiplayer has to have that kind of bore-fest.
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Singstar '80s

MikeD

13 years ago

Euro release, eh?

So the reports of localised version for countries were false? Or you just didn't think it deserved any mention? At all.
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Serious Sam 2

MikeD

13 years ago

Kieron Gillon a Doom 3 hater? No surprised there.

Not enough emergent gameplay, eh? :-)

incidentally. Keeping up with the jones was a great game, multiplayer.
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MikeD

13 years ago

No, next encounter was made by a seperate team especially for ps2 and gamecube.

Serious Sam II is the REAL next-gen.
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MikeD

13 years ago

Hmmm. Then they carried boms in their hands? please?

Damn!

/should have eaten breakfast before posting

Yes, it's my day off.

Anyway, imo that just reinforces my point. They were headless and scary before (standing in an open plain. Hearing screaming in teh distance. It's coming closer. More screaming. Jesus that's a lot f screaming. Oh god, there they are, kill them now NOW< NOOOOOOOO!!!!). Now they are silly and slightly disturbing at most. :-)
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MikeD

13 years ago

I don't entirely agree with the review. Serious Sam the original did have humour and over the top things. But not AS over the top as in this one. Yes the world were bright. But they weren't hugely neon coloured 'in your face' colourful. They were quite natural feeling, in fact.

Yes, the enemies were 'unrealistic' in the sense of the real world. But they their designs weren't necessarily silly as they are in Serious Sam II. They ranged between cannon fodder (normal soldiers) to scary (the bomb guys the first time, who DID have bombs for head, just not the size of the nagasaki bomb, slight faulty memory their Kieron) to impressive (the bulls, the endboss, the big 4 four-armed creatures). In SS II almost each and every creature is supposed to be silly, funny and odd. And it just doesn't quite work the same.

I agree about the comedy. It was very unobtrusive in the original game. Mostly found in secrets in fact. Once the designers read how much people enjoyed the funny bits they decided that there must be more of it and it must be all the time. It stopped being funny (mostly).

Hopefully it'll sitll be fun in a co-op romp. Can't comment on the score and general sense of quality mentioned in the review as I haven't played it yet. but it sounds like you nailed it.
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Myst V: End of Ages

MikeD

13 years ago

Tessa, they didn't go bust, they just didn't have any new projects. Financial problems they weren't.

However, they have rehired those they had fired and are making a new game. No details on what yet, but it's unlikely to be another myst.
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X05: J Allard on launching the Xbox 360

MikeD

13 years ago

Nice interview. A lot of what he says makes sense to me.

With all the (false) rumours a year back of MS banning the ipod from the workplace it's pretty funny to hear Allard call his Nano the coolest piece of tech available. :-)
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New Wolfenstein leads on X360

MikeD

13 years ago

And here I thought Microsoft wanted to revive pc gaming, which they so skillfully tried to kill.

Empty rhetoric, as I knew it would be.
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Black & White 2

MikeD

13 years ago

@tiddles

That's probably because all unregistered posts have since been removed. :-)
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PlayStation gets an Emmy

MikeD

13 years ago

An Emmy for a console. hmmm.

That conquered worlds ad sucks balls.
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MotoGP 3

MikeD

13 years ago

@tom: it's in the last paragraph. 'great game' for xbox.


O.k. give Martin Coxall console games to review from now on. Because it's obvious he thinks coxall of pc's.
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Final Fantasy tops poll

MikeD

13 years ago

Aeris dies?!?!

You BASTARDS!

:-)
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

MikeD

13 years ago

We'll probably do something about Gears of War at some point this week, I guess. I'll say this straight out though - having seen both that and MGS4 running on giant hi-def screens this week, there's simply no comparison. It's cool that we have a proper idea of GoW's gameplay, definitely, whereas MGS is all cutscene so far (albeit real-time cutscene), but GoW's graphics aren't in the same league at all.


Dare I say it?

The REAL next-gen?
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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix

MikeD

13 years ago

You throw the tomatoes at the Bull so that it becomes enraged and escapes. So you can then jump over it and use it's turds as ramps.

THAT is why it's fun.

I guess.

hmmm.
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Final-final SingStar '80s tracklist

MikeD

13 years ago

Because kayleigh is a much better singalong song.
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Who won the PSP compo?

MikeD

13 years ago

Touring car association? That doesn't fit with DTM.
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Win a car in Forza

MikeD

13 years ago

....and eurogamers is a british thing, really... the name eurogamer was just cooler i guess

In the Netherlands we can go to court for false advertising. :-)
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MikeD

13 years ago

But it's not Eurogamer's competition, they're just pointing you towards it.

Still, the title of the news article could be: Dirty Brits can win car in forza competition.
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End of an era for Zelda?

MikeD

13 years ago

I knew it! Nintendo is going Urban!
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Final SingStar '80s track-list

MikeD

13 years ago

Screw 99 red balloons. that just sounds silly. Give us the german version, damn you! Damn you!
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

MikeD

13 years ago

Revels?

Must be British
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SingStar '80s struts forth

MikeD

13 years ago

hmm, using the English version would suck. I can't imagine 99 red balloons sounding anywhere near as good as the ole' German version.

luftballon(s?) just sounds so much better than red balloons.
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MikeD

13 years ago

99 red balloons? is that an actual English language version?
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New batch of EA screenshots

MikeD

13 years ago

Seth from the O.C.?

/shakes head
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Romero leaves Midway

MikeD

13 years ago

"currently looking at lots of exciting developments right now and it'll be a couple months before I can announce my next destination."

Back to monkeystone, eh?

Hyperspace delivery boy 2!
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New Serious Sam II details

MikeD

13 years ago

Serious Sam has been a one off for me so far. second encounter and that 'next encounter 'game not coming close to the brilliant simplicisty of the first one.

And though the game was never 'serious' (heh) I think the wacky and extremely colourful way the sequel is looking might not be my preferred direction. For all it's puns and secrets the first game did actually have the potential to amaze and even scare.
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PS3 vs 360 - who cares?

MikeD

13 years ago

Yeah, but at least I know that in 6 months time I'll still be able to keep playing new games on my console, and I don't have upgrade my graphics cards or anything else!

The same is true for pc's. Don't be ridiculous.
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MikeD

13 years ago

@nikanoru

Unclelou was actually being sarcastic. Making a similarly idiotic comment like yours to show how dumb it was.

And the fact that you like to rile up 'geeks' would make you a troll. Are you certain that is a cool thing to do/be?
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God Of War

MikeD

13 years ago

I chose to review the NTSC version on the basis of its progscan support, just to clarify. It looks great in normal mode though, and even has a 'soften' option to blur out jaggies.

I don't think that's a great review policy for "euro"gamer. Ic an understand reviewing an ntsc version because it's not out in pal territory yet. But once it is you should play what WE will get. And not just up the graphics glory for your own enjoyment.
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New Super Mario Bros.

MikeD

13 years ago

A mono recording from 1965?

Are you sure you don't mean 1956? :-)
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