Rack

Hearthstone's new single-player Monster Hunt mode revealed

Rack

2 days ago

@DreadedWalrus I don't play it that much but I still regularly just give it a go for the heck of it. Easily the most fun I've had in Hearthstone
0 0

Rack

2 days ago

@cowell "One of"?
2 0

The Netherlands declares some loot boxes are gambling

Rack

3 days ago

@erwinbierhof High value Magic cards are super liquid, it's only by copious lobbying they tend to dodge that bullet.
0 0

Battlezone launches on Nintendo Switch this summer

Rack

3 days ago

@FilthyAnimal Most VR games are designed in such a way they couldn't possibly be played without VR. Battlezone isn't really one of them, you miss the sense of scale and immersion but that's it. 30 feels a bit steep though.
1 1

Playing Not Tonight, a post-Brexit thriller

Rack

4 days ago

@Caldwell No, I was using hyperbole as a comedic device. Ironically despite the fact you didn't recognise that it still seems to have worked.
2 2

Rack

5 days ago

@TinyKaiju *Sigh* We can but hope...
2 3

Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

Rack

1 week ago

@gabrieleriva It has the Japanese voice overs so it's the superior version in every way that matters.
7 2

Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

Rack

2 weeks ago

@TimmishMcgraw The issue might not be that people disagree with this, but feel it is troubling people don't think that will be the thrust of the new policies. That trying to get more than 1% (even if that figure was blatantly cherry picked) requires anything other than hiring the best person for the job.
0 0

Clear your weekend, Crusader Kings 2 is free

Rack

2 weeks ago

Free Weekend for Sprint Vector though.
1 0

The new Vive Pro Starter Kit is only 1048

Rack

3 weeks ago

If only there were some kind of sign this wasn't intended for mainstream home customers.
4 0

Here's a big new Legendary card from Hearthstone's next expansion The Witchwood

Rack

3 weeks ago

@CaoSlayer Again, the point is it's a terrible card. If you wanted something good you'd play something that was affordable, had an impact on the game or ideally both.
0 0

Rack

3 weeks ago

@MrBeens Missed that it's a Hunter card but the point is it's an AWFUL card. You're never going to be able to play this in a match where you're trying to win so you may as well go maximum dumb.
0 0

Rack

3 weeks ago

Total jank so the best way to use it is surely to go big. Shadowstep, Brewmasters and swing with a 384/384 Deathwing.
0 0

PlayStation VR is getting a huge price drop

Rack

4 weeks ago

@trevhowson Do you mean on the fence about PSVR? On PC both Project Cars games have VR support.
0 0

Rack

4 weeks ago

@MarkMarkYepMark It's a shame there can't be more collaboration. I mean I get wht Oculus aren't going to self-fund a title then push it to Playstation VR and SOny aren't going to fund a title and release it for PC. But VR in general still needs more titles and while both Sony and Oculus are doing a decent job put together they could make a much more compelling proposition.

Right now the biggest problem is the relatively poor image of VR in general and it's twice as hard to fix that separately as together.
7 0

Ready Player One film review - garish and nostalgic, but Spielberg gets games

Rack

4 weeks ago

@krayzkrok Go at an unpopular time a week or two after launch. Quite a bit cheaper than waiting for the blu ray these days too.
1 0

Nintendo's new spring eShop sale features some of the best Switch savings yet

Rack

1 month ago

@bhayes444 The US eshop is generally quite a lot cheaper anyway so you aren't missing much.
2 1

Sounds like Cyberpunk 2077 decided against multiplayer

Rack

1 month ago

@shotgun44 It looks like something went wrong in loading it. Like a cross between Blivand design and a bunch of ads jammed through your letterbox.
0 0

Welcome to the new Eurogamer

Rack

1 month ago

@Qunio I suspect the design breaking when adblock is used is either a non-issue or a bonus.

This feels like a letter complaining that the bags magazines come in make it harder to read the whole thing in Smiths.
0 1

Rack

1 month ago

@Scimarad I think the downvote button serves a useful purpose but I'm inclined to say it should do almost nothing. Don't hide comments unless they have an overwhelming ratio of negs to upvotes and when ranking best completely discount negs on posts with more than 2 upvotes.

Basically a way to mark out actual spam and give people a button they can press to feel better without actually spewing bile.
0 1

Rack

1 month ago

@seasidebaz I like how it splits out positive and negative votes but it has highlighted how "best" probably shouldn't be positive - negative. Something with a ton of downvotes and no upvotes is probably spam, but something with a bunch of both is likely to be more interesting and less banal than something with only upvotes.
1 0

A Vive Pro will cost 800, Vive reduced to 500

Rack

1 month ago

I do worry this will add to the perception VR is expensive. Until now getting a Rift at 400 then later adding a third sensor was a way to get something at the top end of VR. But now that's been anchored as a budget option and the best VR needs an 800 headset and later on a controller upgrade too.

Even if this isn't supposed to be a mainstream consumer option it might have that impact.
0 0

Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression overhaul finally revealed

Rack

1 month ago

@purplemonkeyspank Capitalism. Asa publicly traded company EA is required to defer to its shareholders, who not only are going to have little intereest in anything but making money, but really only benefit when EA makes more money than it did last year.
0 0

Skyrim VR is heading to Steam in April

Rack

1 month ago

@Rpt81 Might be a tough ask. Fallout 4 VR runs poorly even on high end PC hardware. They'd need to be fairly brutal with optimising it.
1 0

Rack

1 month ago

@Subquest That's a real shame, but apparently most people can build up a resilience if they ease themselves into VR bit by bit and stop as soon as they start to feel off.
3 0

Monster Hunter World's first major update is coming next week

Rack

1 month ago

@StarcasM Protip: They're just downvotes. People thought "well that's a bit silly" and clicked a button.
1 0

Twitch Prime subscribers will get free monthly games, starting this week

Rack

1 month ago

@woffle99 It's free games so I shouldn't complain but the Twitch program gives you one of two options as to where to install games, then ignores both and just stuffs the files in a bunch of hidden folders on your C drive.
1 0

Best PlayStation VR games: The 15 best PSVR games you really have to play

Rack

1 month ago

Does EG not have access to a PCVR system? I mean PSVR has a bigger install base it's true but a lot of this gives the impression you haven't got to play Onward, Lone Echo, Brass Tactics et al.

Edit: That's not in a "oh how can he like these console peasant games" more in a "why hypothesise about what a PVP VR shooter with motion controls might be like?"
9 13

Game Dev Tycoon adds ultra hard mode where you combat piracy with DRM

Rack

1 month ago

@FilthyAnimal Yeah I was being hyperbolic to be fair. Obviously some people pirate games, of those people who do some can afford to buy them and of those some will buy games they can't pirate day 1.

I just don't buy that that figure is substantial enough to warrant being introduced as an "ultra hard mode". If you wanted to something to represent that it would be the democratisation of game development to the point that tens of thousands of games are released every year.
2 0

Rack

1 month ago

Pretty unrealistic that piracy reduces sales or that DRM counters it.
14 13

Oculus Rift headsets have reportedly stopped working across the globe

Rack

1 month ago

@droflahn Nothing. The certificates are supposed to automatically renew it's just this one was set up incorrectly.
0 0

Okami HD is coming to Switch this summer

Rack

1 month ago

Dare I hope for a reasonable text speed?
10 0

3DS puzzler Sushi Striker (and its phenomenal theme song) now coming to Switch

Rack

1 month ago

Super hyped about playing basically any version of this just because of that theme song.

Also full version here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF_-vIrKlag
4 0

Microsoft is reviving Inside Xbox

Rack

2 months ago

Feels weird to do this given how great Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra have gotten. Surely they'd do better working with those teams to produce some official content?
21 0

Bravo Team review - an astonishingly bad VR shooter from a team that should know better

Rack

2 months ago

Personally I HATE gifs. They're incredibly distracting when I'm trying to read. If you want video use video, if people don't want to watch there's no logic in forcing them to.
4 21

4X done quick: Space Tyrant and The Battle of Polytopia

Rack

2 months ago

Eclipse on IoS/Steam does this really well. It's based on a boardgame and is setup to end right as you get to the end of the explore phase.
0 0

Nintendo Switch, one year on

Rack

2 months ago

I was certainly concerned by the UK price but the direction is something I'd been advocating since the latter days of the Wii. A powerful handheld that can connect to a TV fits perfectly with Nintendo's strengths.

Maintaining this level of momentum is going to be tricky. The Switch essentially started with the WiiU's swansong titles but we're now in that difficult second year where it's too soon to expect anything big, but that's exactly what Nintendo needs to deliver. A hyper-charged port of Smash Brothers WiiU seems perhaps the most realistic title for Xmas this year, with new characters stages and an adventure mode added.
3 0

It looks like Diablo is coming to Nintendo Switch

Rack

2 months ago

@IncredibleBulk PC version is online only but the PS4 had a great single player mode. Can't imagine this won't do likewise.
3 3

Rack

2 months ago

@StanDarsh-360 I can get Dark Souls remastered for 31 and got Bayonetta 1+2 for 35. If this is in the same ballpark and comes with the expansion and Necromancer that doesn't seem too outrageous.
2 2

There's another console that lets you play SNES games in HD

Rack

2 months ago

@gillgrissom That's the premium option; in time, space, money and yes, quality.
1 0

Rack

2 months ago

@FilthyAnimal Eh, maybe a deep learning AI could handle it in 20-30 years. I don't think that's what they have here though.
0 0

Moss review - PlayStation VR's finest game to date

Rack

2 months ago

@Nikanoru Your problem isn't that people aren't prepared to accept any criticism of VR but the specific criticisms you've made conflict with objective reality. Either you haven't experienced VR or you haven't understood it. If you try to introduce hand tracking without a VR display there's an unavoidable disconnect as your virtual body is a few feet away from your actual body and several times smaller. If your argument is that it's the same then the unavoidable answer is you're just flat out wrong.

If you want some valid criticisms so you can badmouth VR then I'll give you a few here.

1) Content tends to be expensive, short or both. It's also a little rough Brass Tactics may be made by some of the developers of Age of Empires 2 but it's clearly not as polished as something like Starcraft 2.

2) Wear a headset too long and you get VRhead. (That's where the straps leave marks on your face and your hair goes flat.

3) There's no perfect locomotion system. Thumbstick movement is unnaturally still and can cause motion sickness for some. It's also much more effective than actually moving so you can lose some of the advantages of roomscale. Teleportation is unsuited for some settings, arm swinging is just a bit silly.
7 1

Rack

2 months ago

@UncleLou It's a clever twist that I wish Chronos and Edge of Nowhere had used. Fun games but you do feel a bit disembodied.
0 0

New Shenmue 3 screenshots show more dead-eyed faces

Rack

2 months ago

Kind of sad to see so many idiots worshipping at the altar of graphics. The budget was around $6m. Why are you expecting or even wanting it to look like whatever turd UbiEAvision are pushing next? The cost of that level of visual fidelity is lowest common denominator trash inflated by mandatory multiplayer and microtransactions.

Games don't need billion dollar animation budgets to be fun. It tends to be the exact opposite.
9 2

Metal Gear Survive review - surprisingly enjoyable horror spin-off

Rack

2 months ago

@AegonXIII To be fair that's only something that affects the game itself and isn't anything serious like it speaking to a political stance the reviewer personally disagrees with.
3 2

Rare shows off Sea of Thieves' intense, multi-crew cursed skeleton fort encounters

Rack

2 months ago

He keeps using the word "emergent".

I do not think it means what he thinks it means.
7 10

Half-Life returns in Final Fantasy 15 on PC

Rack

2 months ago

@Krychek Okay, but there's no sign they're coming out in the next few years and the last major title they released was 5-7 years ago. You'd expect more to be going on if they were still an active development company, even one as unprolific as they were in their heyday.
0 0

Norway says Nintendo is breaking the law over eShop refund policy

Rack

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer Preloads, special offers, generally cheaper prices, helps the publishers determine demand (which only sounds bonkers because so many publishers have such an adversarial relationship with customers)
0 0

Adorable PSVR platformer Moss finally unearths release date

Rack

2 months ago

@Hengist_ And you did I just thought it was interesting given how often it's attributed to Voltaire.
1 0

Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

Rack

2 months ago

There's valuable column inches wasted on how the games combat works that could have been devoted to what the producer feels about animal welfare.
80 5
Previous 1 / 54