NotaEuroGamer

Shadow of the Tomb Raider physical sales down on Tomb Raider reboot

NotaEuroGamer

24 hours ago

@SuperShinobi For me it's not about being concerned for console sales. There are quite a few things that make me appreciate that games specifically made for one system exist. Whether it's a positive consequence of the business behind it, or as a result of designing a game specifically around the strengths and weaknesses of a particular system and potentially the unique features it offers, I don't think it's just a matter of talent that at the end of a given generation, exclusives make up a disproportionately large chunk of my favorites for said generation.
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Nintendo: some Switch games don't support cloud saves "to ensure fair play"

NotaEuroGamer

1 week ago

Figured for a multiplayer game like Splatoon things like rank and online progress was on the game server, which apparently it is since you can view your progress on the app, but maybe it's not permanently kept, so the game relies on your local save as the main reference.

Anyway I get some of the general idea behind this at least for some games, I don't like how games/modes designed around not being able to reload are basically broken on other systems, since the intended tension is lost when it turns from (your progress is permanent) to (your progress is permanent if you want it to be), might as well just add a reload function to the game itself at that point and forget about designing something to be perma-anything.

Although there's probably a better solution than no backup at all, like giving devs more control over when and how backups are done so it's possible to uphold the game's or game mode's intended design as much as possible despite cloud backups, which isn't something other systems do either.
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Civilization 6 being built for Nintendo Switch

NotaEuroGamer

2 weeks ago

Interesting. I wonder what other good news were planned for the Direct.
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Morphies Law review - a fascinating but deeply flawed team shooter

NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

The review makes it seem like it's just a worse version of Splatoon. It really isn't. It's nowhere near as good or polished as Splatoon for sure, but other than 4v4 and good motion controls, it mostly does its own thing. My problem with the game is the large amount of jank, especially the online/"netcode" jank. That's what's really holding it back. The amount of content is also low, but so is the price.
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Gone Home moves to Nintendo Switch next week

NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

Played this for the first time two nights ago. Heard it's divisive, from 10/10 and one of the best games ever made, to a waste of time and money. Eh, it's okay I guess, the best thing about it is that it was very short, and that I didn't have to pay anything for it since it was on PS+.
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Nvidia unveil RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at Gamescom

NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

@F10XDE From personal experience, stay away from SLI. It's a total waste of money half of the time, and the other half isn't as good as you'd hope either.
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NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

@jonaslarssontaghizad The Star Wars demo looked really impressive though, while in Tomb Raider it's only being used for certain elements, and watching the video I don't think it's making that much of a difference. I doubt it will be as bad as the Tomb Raider video suggests, both in terms of difference and performance.
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Hands-on with the deluxe PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@Naetharu I've got two launch models. One is slightly louder than the other, but both aren't loud enough to be noticeable during use except in rare cases. And I'm the type of person who always has the volume set relatively quite, nor do I ever wears headphone.
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H1Z1 PS4 producer on spectacular launch, balancing and what comes next

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

I get tired of Battle Royale games quickly, but this is the one I actually had the most fun with. The vehicle endgame meta made me check out, but hearing that they've fixed it makes me want to try it again.
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Bethesda defends its legal threat against a man who tried to resell a "new", sealed copy of The Evil Within 2 on Amazon Marketplace

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

I don't have a problem with the reasoning, but it's weird to go after this. Is it significant? Did it cause them issues in the past and they got fed up? Why try and put a stop to it if not.
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What does it take to run Monster Hunter World on PC at 1080p60?

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

Thanks. The cost breakdown for the different settings is very helpful. I think I'll just have to set volumetric rendering quality to variable and lower SH diffuse to medium to lock to 60 with the card I've got. Also, I remember the forest map being the most demanding when I played on console, so it's possible that the later maps will be easier to run.

Nice looking game though. The monsters in particular look amazing.
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For the first time, the Street Fighter world champion is from the UK

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

Extremely well deserved win, which isn't always the case.
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The rumours are true - Fortnite on Android doesn't use Google Play

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

I don't blame them for doing it this way. Why give away 30% when you feel that what you're getting back in return isn't worth that much.
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No Man's Sky fan builds giant Sean Murray face on planet's surface, almost visible from space

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

Reminds me of an episode called "Sandkings" from the show The Outer Limits.
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Games with easy trophies help indie studios "get the funding" needed for future projects

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

So, how much did it actually help sales? Could be worse I guess, wasn't there a cross-buy game where you click on a jar of mayo for 20 minutes and get a platinum trophy?
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Valve issues 95,000 bans in just seven days

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer I get what you're saying, but that 90k is just an estimate of the people banned, and probably nowhere near the actual number of cheat users. Generally I'd say it's a significant issue from my experience. For instance, I've been playing Battlefield on PC since Bad Company 2, I've never had a single game go by without seeing messages in the corner banning/kicking a few people for using some form of hack. I've noticed that most cheat users use something that gives them a slight to moderate advantage, and mostly so they get a fighting chance rather than to dominate. They justify it by saying that the game wouldn't be fun for them without it, as they'll just constantly lose.
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"All-new Xbox hardware" to be shown at Gamescom

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months ago

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

NotaEuroGamer

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 months ago

@homerbert Had a good laugh out of this.
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NotaEuroGamer

5 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

5 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

5 months ago

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

NotaEuroGamer

5 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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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