NotaEuroGamer

"All-new Xbox hardware" to be shown at Gamescom

NotaEuroGamer

2 hours ago

@alexatkin I would assume he meant the actual first Xbox, akin to an NES mini.
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NotaEuroGamer

3 hours ago

@SiegWahrheit You know a console platform holder isn't doing their job properly in this regard when a shooter can be a lot more fun on PC even with a pad, and we're not even talking about a careful implementation by the game dev, rather just a way to enable gyro aiming via Steam where the game isn't aware of it nor designed for it.
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NotaEuroGamer

3 hours ago

@SiegWahrheit Funny how the platforms that are trying to pursue a more appropriate input method for shooters via pad are the one that uses an accurate default input method (PC), and the one that isn't known for shooters (Nintendo's). While the other two where shooters with a pad are wildly popular are happy just putting Band-aids on a subpar input method in the form of heavy aim assist, and not trying to solve the problem or innovate in that space at all.
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NotaEuroGamer

4 hours ago

Larry Hryb screwed up, it's just new Xbox One bundles.

https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1019636388130578432?s=19
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Microtransactions have been completely removed from Middle-earth: Shadow of War

NotaEuroGamer

1 day ago

I guess at this point they figured the microtransactions aren't bringing in much anymore and they're better off recovering a portion of lost sales by doing this.
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Some people are trying to refund Mario Tennis Aces because it doesn't let you play a regular game of tennis

NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

Just don't send death threats over it.
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Dead or Alive 6 tones down female character sexualisation

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

Well, that's just too bad, and here I thought they were going to reach new heights in sex appeal game innovations. That's okay though, I'm sure the people who were offended by it will now go out in droves to buy the new game.
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Sony offers beauty, evasion and a little hubris at E3

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

Hey, the two rooms idea was pretty bad, everything else in this article is nonsense.
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Nier: Automata hits Xbox One later in June

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

I hope it shifts a good enough amount of copies. It's pretty successful as it is, selling 3 million copies and all, which is way more than they were predicting. Still a bit more success would be even better.
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey has leaked via a keyring

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

Talking about the next one already? The last one came out seven months ago. Give people a chance to at least slightly miss the series, and give yourselves a chance to make something that at least feels a bit new below the surface.
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Walmart leaks Switch game Team Sonic Racing

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

Shame about ruining the E3 surprise, what's going on with Walmart. On the positive though, this is going to be awesome.
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Samsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

Variable refresh has huge potential in improving the console experience immensely, and change the way devs look at performance targets, and consumers perceive game performance. I feel like it's the kind of thing that once it becomes standard and widespread, we'll look back and wonder how we put up with fixed refresh and all the limitations and issues it causes, for so long.

Microsoft adding it to Xbox was a great first step, and Samsung adding it to some TVs even in an early form is another great step. There's still a long way to go, but at least we're finally heading towards it. Of course a huge amount of credit goes to AMD.
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Nintendo Labo review - an ingenious and generous cardboard triumph

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

@Return-of-Jafar Well, she likes this kind of stuff too and is a fan of Nintendo, and I'm sure the time she's going to spend with her son putting these things together and playing with them will be worth a lot more to her than something she'll just use on her own. I also didn't necessarily say that it was the only thing I'd get her.
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NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

@homerbert Had a good laugh out of this.
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NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

My sister's birthday is coming up soon, she has a little boy...and a Nintendo Switch. This seems like it would be a great gift to get her.
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God of War sold 3.1m copies in three days

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

Happy to see a great game selling very well.
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Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

Music to my ears.
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PlayStation 5: when can Sony truly deliver a generational leap in power?

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

Very interesting stuff, thanks. It'll certainly be exciting to see how the big jump in CPU capability will affect how complex games get at a deeper and more interesting level than just better effects and higher resolutions.
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Introducing Digital Foundry's new PC benchmarking system

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

Beautiful. I really appreciate DF and the people behind it. Nothing much else to say.
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Sea of Thieves lands UK chart number one

NotaEuroGamer

4 months ago

I bought Ni No Kuni 2 and played about 7 or 8 hours so far. I've never played the first one, but I'm so glad I've picked this up, it's magical.
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Monster Hunter World is now Capcom's best-selling game of all time

NotaEuroGamer

5 months ago

@Dysisa According to that list, it's not even the best selling Monster Hunter entry yet, since MH4 as a whole did 8.3 million. I think it'll easily surpass that eventually though.
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NotaEuroGamer

5 months ago

@Cyber6 Not really. For instance, even if you subtract the Steam version and the PS4/One re-release of RE5, you're still left with 9.6 million for PS3/360 versions of RE5/RE5 Gold Edition. Obviously though MHW isn't done selling.
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Nintendo Switch, one year on

NotaEuroGamer

5 months ago

I'm very happy with how much I've gotten out of the Switch already, and it has only been one year. Looking at the play log, hundreds of hours, and all pure enjoyment that's very memorable.
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Film animator's gorgeous mouse RPG is finished five years later

NotaEuroGamer

5 months ago

Nice! I completely forgot I bought this so long ago.
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Metal Gear Survive review - surprisingly enjoyable horror spin-off

NotaEuroGamer

5 months ago

I was planning to buy it, but those microtransactions that resemble what you'd find in free to play mobile games are garbage.
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Bayonetta 2 physical Switch launch down on Wii U

NotaEuroGamer

5 months ago

Love Bayonetta 2, but skipping the Switch version since, on a TV, enhancement over Wii U is minimal. Basically equivalent to running a standard PS4 game on Pro with boost mode on.

It's a great port for someone who wants to play portable though, and it's obviously worth it for anyone who've never played it.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fighting game for everyone

NotaEuroGamer

6 months ago

@Simatron3000 I'm not confusing accessibility with lack of depth, but I do think that high accessibility and over simplification can lead to a relative lack of depth. I wasn't implying that people are going to mash one button in a tournament.
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NotaEuroGamer

6 months ago

Having played the beta for some hours, I can definitely see the game being appealing to the casual crowd. You only need to learn very little in order to do a lot, the presentation is pretty good, and the IP is popular. However, as a competitive/tournament game, this isn't something that I'd want to follow or watch at all.
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Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling home console ever in US

NotaEuroGamer

6 months ago

@SuperShinobi The 10 million was from a month ago. It's probably a few million above that by the time this was announced.
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The year in loot boxes

NotaEuroGamer

7 months ago

Funny how the worst offenders are also the ones who would make the most money even if they weren't pushing bullshit.
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Nintendo on giving Splatoon 2 another fresh lick of paint

NotaEuroGamer

7 months ago

@SupaNinjaRoboBoy What are you talking about? The game has ranked modes, leagues, and player skill tiers. Those get fiercely competitive, and people keep getting better. Don't let the cheerful aesthetic fool you. Having said that, I think the other guy is exaggerating the issue, the game can be played competitively as is, but obviously it would be better if they improve that aspect, much like any other competitive multiplayer game would.
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PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

NotaEuroGamer

7 months ago

@jonbwfc And you'd be right, because it isn't close to being the biggest. It's up there though.
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NotaEuroGamer

7 months ago

Sure, it runs terribly, but if people are still having enough fun despite how it's running I suspect it'll still do well, especially with the hype surrounding it. I mean look at Ark, that game ran like trash and still runs pretty badly, but still did extremely well. Although the quality of gameplay is more dependent on performance in this game than it is in ARK, so how knows. With this level of performance, the only way to go is up, just not clear by how much. Personally, I wouldn't go anywhere near it, I got tired of the game after about a few days of play on PC.
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NotaEuroGamer

7 months ago

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is - without question - the biggest game in the world right now".

That's not right. Steam isn't the world. League of Legends is still way bigger, with its 28 million daily players, 7.5 million peak concurrent players, and 1.6 billion dollars a year revenue. Also the mobile game Honour of Kings (Which is based on League of Legends and owned by the same company), is even bigger than LoL, with its 55+ million daily players.

Edit: Not sure why anyone would downvote this. The numbers I've mentioned are easily verifiable. Unless some people think 7.5 million concurrent is not in fact a bigger number than 2.9 million.
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Splatoon 2 gets new hairstyles, plus new music, modes and maps

NotaEuroGamer

8 months ago

Including this, it's amazing the amount of post launch content this game has gotten in just 4 months since release. Free as well without any loot boxes or even "honest" microtransactions for a recurring revenue. Just content with keeping people playing and maybe attracting new people. They could have done half of what they're offering in this update and it still would've been pretty impressive. I mean 140 pieces of new gear, really? It was getting depressing seeing loot boxes and manipulative practices make their way into a lot more games and only getting worse, so the timing for this is great.
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EA has switched off Star Wars Battlefront 2's microtransactions

NotaEuroGamer

8 months ago

It's temporary, so who knows how bad it'll still be when they bring it back. Also, obviously paid loot boxes is the bigger problem, but also a progression system based on loot boxes (luck) is in itself stupid and a terrible design even if you couldn't buy them. I felt stupid opening a loot box (I don't think I've ever opened a loot box other than in the beta for this game).

Anyway this decision is more than likely just based on a financial aspect, it's nice to see consumers care enough to collectively make a dent. I honestly didn't think enough people cared or were even aware. It's impossible to trust EA on anything, so I hope not too many people get tricked by this move. It could just be a way to mitigate damage around launch.
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Unpatched, the disc version of The Witcher 3 runs at 60fps on Xbox One X

NotaEuroGamer

8 months ago

I don't know if I'd call this 60fps: https://youtu.be/yQsmAIEtsrQ
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Should you buy an Xbox One X?

NotaEuroGamer

8 months ago

I'm not buying it, I already have an Xbox that I rarely use. For those who are buying it though, enjoy! Seems like a lot of thought and effort went into it.
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Sony's Paris press conference suggests we need a new way to show difficult games

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

All I saw was an impactful and interesting scenario from Detroit with enough context, and a powerful and bold scene from the Last of Us that was also an amazing technical showcase which also ended the conference, both of which made me more interested in both of these games. This article is just being overly dramatic from where I'm standing. I don't feel like seeing Spider-Man before Detroit made much of a difference. It's not like it was Detroit then Knack, or one continuous video with no pauses and build up between games to set the mood. I think the format works just fine.
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Here's five miserable minutes of The Last of Us Part 2

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

The technical level on display here is insane.
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Gears of War 4 campaign runs at 60fps on Xbox One X

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

@Nynja Multiplayer vs is already 60fps on the standard Xbox.
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NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

It's great that they're giving an option to prioritize frame rate. Especially if they do it with upcoming games. Although I'm not sure how consistent the performance mode for this game is going to be, given that Microsoft is describing it as "up to 60fps".

Edit: A couple of people down voted, but obviously my doubt was valid as confirmed by the Digital Foundry test of the performance mode for Gears 4
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EA has shut down Visceral Games

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

"How would loot boxes fit into this?"
"They wouldn't."
"You're fired".
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Gran Turismo Sport review

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

Had a fantastic time playing the demo, so will probably buy this. Can't remember the last time I tried a racing game and had any desire to buy it.
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Online petition forces government response to loot boxes

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

I'm just happy someone is trying to do something about it.
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Gran Turismo Sport is HDR's killer app

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

It does look pretty amazing. This game has a lot of great things going for it. It's also refreshing to see that it doesn't chase the bullshit loot box trend.
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Gran Turismo Sport fixes the series' racing - but at what cost?

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

Very impressed with the demo. As someone who isn't much of a racing game fan, it takes something special to convince me to buy, and it did. Can't remember the last time I tried a racing game and had any desire to buy it.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

NotaEuroGamer

9 months ago

Yeah, I noticed this shit right when I started playing the beta. It's a real shame honestly, because I like the game otherwise. This does indeed ruin the entire game for me, especially since I'm not actually interested in the offline content.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 looks like a case of being careful what you wish for

NotaEuroGamer

10 months ago

Well, you can't please everyone. Probably made the right choice considering how much the first game was criticized for its simplicity among other things. There isn't much to this article really. It basically just says: it was simple and now it's not, I don't like that.

I did like the first one for the record, still haven't tried this one.
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Here's what The Witcher 3 looks like at 4K on PS4 Pro

NotaEuroGamer

10 months ago

Seems like a good patch. I expected less. I'm not going to play it or anything, but nice job regardless.
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