NotaEuroGamer

Fortnite maker Epic takes on Steam with its own PC games store

NotaEuroGamer

5 days ago

Interesting development. This has potential. Pretty aggressive too. Not a fan of the "creator" focused discovery though.
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Looks like there's a CTR: Crash Team Racing remaster

NotaEuroGamer

5 days ago

This one better be 60fps. Going with 30fps for Crash and Spyro was a poor choice, but this one absolutely needs 60fps.
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Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players for life after shocking in-game homophobic attack

NotaEuroGamer

1 week ago

@ooombasa I think, given the choice, anyone would rather be harrassed in an online game rather than in the real world. I know I would. That's not saying that it can't be harmful to certain types of people, just that it's nowhere near as dramatic or damaging, in the general sense. The physical world brings a lot into the equation, usually in favor of the harasser, especially a group.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 week ago

@Glide76 I think the incident is overdramatized, but "no harm" is a stretch.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 week ago

@ooombasa So, if this exact same thing happened in the real world it would be at the same level of damage? Come on. I've been harassed many times in online games and in the real world because of my ethnicity, there's a world of difference.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 week ago

Reading this you'd think it's something that happened in real life. Not saying it's fine, but pare back the amount of drama a bit.
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Nintendo shuts down Zelda: Skyward Sword Switch port reports

NotaEuroGamer

2 weeks ago

Would love this on Switch, but the motion based combat/puzzles...etc has to be intact, I loved that about the game.
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Tetris Effect players have discovered a secret Game Boy Tetris stage

NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

It's one of those very few games that make feel really lucky that I have gaming as a hobby, and so I got to come across such an amazing experience in my life. I was never even much into Tetris.
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NotaEuroGamer

4 weeks ago

@MarkMarkYepMark Pretty sure tempo changes are tied to how many lines you've cleared. So you can know exactly when the tempo will change by looking at the lines cleared counter.
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Nintendo Switch has now outsold the GameCube

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@Mayor_CJ They were at 17.79m by the end of March 2018.

5.07 in first six months of the current fiscal year, they need 14.93m more in the remaining 6 months.

20m is difficult but still not entirely impossible given the fact that they typically do as high as 65% of their yearly sales in the 3rd quarter, and depending on how impactful Pokemon and Smash turn out to be. However, even 17 or 18 million would be a great number.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@45709 Your first post was already plenty clear.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@BobbyDeNiro Mario Kart is at ~12 million sold and still selling strong, despite being just an enhanced version. Seems a mountain of people do want to play it.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@Brainflowers it's keeping up with PS4 pace launch aligned, and even kept up with Wii for a while, how is that not a runaway success? Regardless though, the holiday quarter is where they typically do over half of their yearly sales, that will be a better indicator of its current momentum.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@BobbyDeNiro Xbox has the games you mentioned, yet Switch has been consistently out selling it significantly since the day it came out. Also you're listing Forza along with CoD/RDR, as if it even comes remotely close to the popularity or sales of those two.
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NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

@Dave_McCoy Of course the tie ratio will go up over time, but also keep in mind that the figure listed does not include sales of games only available digitally. So games per user are actually higher than what this number suggests.
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How could Red Dead Redemption 2 improve on PC?

NotaEuroGamer

1 month ago

The Xbox One X version at 60fps with some slight graphical improvements would be enough of a game changer really. Even 60fps alone would be huge.
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Project xCloud: can Microsoft make a streaming platform that works?

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

Sure they can. They have the means, and others have done it. It can be a good enough experience for the more casual, and a supplemental experience for the less casual. I think the main motivator is to expand reach, particularly to mobile phone gamers. However, it seems the majority of mobile phone gamers are too used to games being free, and would rather have free than good. Combine that with the other hurdles of bandwidth requirements and data caps, and I'm not sure if reach will actually be expanded significantly. There are a number of ways this could go in the long run, and it'll probably be a mix of positive and negative.
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Digital Foundry: the best 2018 4K TVs for HDR gaming

NotaEuroGamer

2 months ago

I held off on buying a new OLED last year because I wanted variable refresh. Looks like I'm going to have to hold off for another year. I don't really have much use for variable refresh as of right now, but I suspect It'll be relatively important to have for upcoming consoles, and I don't want to find myself wanting to upgrade again for several years.
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Are SSDs essential for today's gaming PCs?

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

I don't get enough time to read loading screen tips.
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No plans for a Vita successor, Sony says

NotaEuroGamer

3 months ago

I loved mine back when I used it, played a number of games that stuck with me. I get why they wouldn't want to try again though. Besides, I have severe problems with my neck now, 20 minutes of playing on a handheld is all it takes for the pain to ramp up.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider physical sales down on Tomb Raider reboot

NotaEuroGamer

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 months ago

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 months ago

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

NotaEuroGamer

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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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God of War sold 3.1m copies in three days

NotaEuroGamer

7 months ago

Happy to see a great game selling very well.
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