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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

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4 months ago

I'm predicting meltdowns tomorrow. Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 haven't been listed yet...

Opinions are opinions, and i didn't like some of the big-hitters as much as the majority either. But what an absurd list overall :/
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

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4 months ago

It really looks like the voting idea doesn't work for communal lists like this when there's so small a pool of voters to pick from.

Obviously someone can't give an opinion on something they haven't played and thus can't really vote for it, but when the end result is a GotY award list that looks like 50 2017 games were thrown semi randomly at a page then it makes the whole thing pointless. It becomes a 'Which Games Were Played the Most Commonly Among the Staff' award rather than a countdown of what were - in your site's opinion - the best games to be released that year.

It'd have been far better to have each staff member list their own personal top 10s, and then have a group vote for the top 3. GotY lists are opinions, but this isn't even that.
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Sony defends decision to block PS4 cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

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10 months ago

That's such horseshit and he knows it.

Is Ryan and Spencer having a battle over who can spout the most bollocks today?
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Microsoft is removing Scalebound videos from its YouTube channel

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1 year ago

The game looked great at it's initial reveal. It was when the co-op got shoved in that it started to look iffy.

We don't know for sure, but looking at MS's current aims vs Platinum's previous output and the initial gameplay details, I'm more inclined to believe that was an MS stipulation later on in development.
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1 year ago

It's not odd at all.

If they were to start levelling DMCA claims at the reuploads, then we'd have something newsworthy.
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FIFA 17 set pieces explained - how to score free kicks, corners, penalties and throw ins

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2 years ago

FIFAgamer.net
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Battleborn will be free to play soon - report

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2 years ago

Does he even know what F2P is?

Because he seems to not have a fucking clue.
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Earn entry into Titanfall 2 multiplayer mode at US resturant

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2 years ago

What?

Haha. Fuck off EA. Fucking christ.
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Capcom to let Street Fighter 5 players buy Survival Mode character colours

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2 years ago

I guess the option is nicer than what we have now, but I'm still finding it hard to feel grateful tbh.

It's a 50 game, and it feels like a lot of this stuff being added is less 'additions' and more filling in for a lack of launch content, and charging through the nose for the stuff. "Not happy with the price vs. content ratio? Give us more money to fix it though", which isn't addressing the complaints at all. Like, instead of rejigging Survival to not be such a horrible, unfun POS, they go "give us more money though". It wouldn't be an issue if FM wasn't so obnoxiously limited.

And the prices. Man... the prices o_0

I adore the game, but it really feels like Capcom are out the fleece as much money in the most cynical way possible. It's quite literally a full priced game with F2P mechanics. Capcom are having their cake and gorging on it.
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Steam warns users against gambling site after YouTube stars discovered as owners

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2 years ago

This really needs to be a watershed moment. It's high time that the deeply shady and illegal shit like this is cracked down on. It's time that the non-internet savvy world wakes up and finds a way to properly regulate and closed the loopholes allowing this to happen. The laws are there already , but from an outsiders view they seem to continue to get away with it without punishment (ie, the undisclosed advertisement scandal from a couple of years back).

And there's no better time than now, to see these immoral scumfucks rot in jail. They need to be made an example of.

Also, that panic rant vid make me feel queasy. The lack of remorse, the barefaced lies... all while showing off the expensive high class condo bought from the proceeds of similar cons. Ugh.
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Everything the Assassin's Creed movie trailer tells us

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2 years ago

Certainly looks like Assassin's Creed.

Like, literally. Which makes it kind of pointless?
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Fable developer Lionhead Studios to shut down

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2 years ago

Fucking crazy.

What are MS thinking?
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Our best look yet at Mass Effect: Andromeda's main character

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2 years ago

Certainly looks like... um, Mass Effect armour.

Not really sure this tells us anything to be honest.
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The Eurogamer Podcast - Superhot, Devil Daggers and The Flame in the Flood

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2 years ago

V_D continuing to (wrongly) fight the cause ;)
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It looks like there's going to be a Knack 2

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2 years ago

Sony closes Studio Liverpool.

"Here's a couple dozen million quid to make Knack 2"

WHY? :(
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Sega's working with Sony to make a Sonic movie

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2 years ago

But... Why?
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The internet reacts to The Fine Brothers' "react" trademark - and it's not happy

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2 years ago

Moneygrubbing trademark trolls.

That's not enough though. They actually try their best to explain how the idea would actually be beneficial to us, and is in no way an attempt to fleece money.

Stop insulting our intelligence you egomaniacal cunts.
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The Division has graphics settings we're not used to seeing on console

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2 years ago

Ubi deserve huge praise for this. Image quality settings like that are largely subjective, so added customisibility is fantastic and much needed in console games.

Now we need that simplified detail/framerate slider in all console games :)
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Shocker! Five Nights at Freddy's World is out now

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2 years ago

FNAF was quite good for what it was. A really clever idea executed pretty well.

I wonder if the dev struck it lucky with a happy accident though, because this looks truly awful. Reminds me of one of those early 80 MS points shovelware 360 XNA games. I mean, how many fonts does he need on that battle screen?
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Alton Towers announces first VR rollercoaster

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2 years ago

Re: motion sickness concerns.

VR queasiness is caused by the visual motion clashing with the fact you physically aren't moving. So as long as the headsets are calibrated properly and matches the movement of the coaster, there shouldn't actually be any motion sickness effects.

At least no more than some people get from coasters anyway.
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2 years ago

Came for the first post.

Wasn't disappointed.
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Apotheon Arena is a free multiplayer spin-off that launched today

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2 years ago

Did they fix the PS4 version?

I really enjoyed it, but had to stop due to all the crashes. I'd like to go back if they sorted it.
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Square Enix cans convoluted Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order program

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3 years ago

Thank Christ.

It was an awful idea. Absolutely toxic.
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Watch: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a bit of a glitchy mess

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3 years ago

@Anrkist

Review copies were sent out today. So... no.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection

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3 years ago

What is DF's obsession with motion blur?

It's an atrociously ugly effect that has no point being in a 60fps game. It needs to be abolished along with the horrible chromatic abhorration craze going on in the industry right now. Both are deemed undesirable effects in any other photo image-focused industry. Why are devs so enamoured with them?

Props to Bluepoint for allowing the option to disable it.
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Super Hot 2 - the "intentionally deceptive" iPhone and iPad game that rips off Superhot and Minecraft

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3 years ago

Fucking disgusting.
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Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega review

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3 years ago

At a hundred quid this is way too expensive for me, even as a Speccy kid.

A fifth of that and I'd be more interested. In fact, I sold my actual speccy for 15 back in the mid-Nineties, so there's no way I'm paying a hundred for a nostalgic knock-off.
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Video: Why the tutorial is the best bit about Volume

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3 years ago

@KanePaws It's a game. A fun puzzley stealth game at that, not Operation Flashpoint

It would be an utter pain and no fun at all to play if the AI were as proficient as you suggest they should be.
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Skulls of the Shogun is getting an animated series

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3 years ago

Not full stops... they are ellipses ;)
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The Swindle review

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3 years ago

What's with the awful quality of the screenies?
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An hour with Randy Pitchford

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3 years ago

I mean, he uses "I" when describing company achievements.

Says everything really.
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3 years ago

Oh my god, he's still doing it!

Who cares about the few people who thought A:CM was their favourite game ever? There ae people who unironically love other generic entertainment products too. To use that as a brick wall to defend against the criticism, to use it to somehow imply those critics are wrong and their opinion is not worth his time despite the blatant lies pre (and even post)release is just...uggghhh, what a dick.

Is there a more stubborn, delusional, bullheaded studio head in gaming right now?
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Prototype's HD Biohazard Bundle is a big disappointment

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3 years ago

And just 40. Fuck off Activision.

It seems anything they pump out has to be $40/40 regardless of what is.
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Gearbox seeks dev collaboration for next Duke Nukem

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3 years ago

Because "roping in" external dev studios worked so well last time...
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 reveals first gameplay trailer

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3 years ago

Yeah, the graphics are awful. Actually legitimately worse than Project 8.

But what really gets me is the atrociously bad phsyics and unforgivable mid-air slow motion effect that makes it look like your skater is floating. Please let that be a trailer effect and not an actual gameplay feature...
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Surprise! Prototype game bundle released for Xbox One today

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3 years ago

40? For what sounds at face value like a straight port?

Holy shit Activision.
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Lizard Squad hacker who helped bring down PSN and Xbox Live at Christmas avoids jail

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3 years ago

17, 18. Who gives a shit?

The point is he was old enough to know exactly what he was doing, and should have seen justice for it. The 'just a kid' line is tiresome and naive.

Guess what? We were 17 once, and funnily enough didn't think it was ok to break international laws or generally be a massive cunt.
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Bungie hired Tobias from Arrested Development to write jokes for Destiny's script

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3 years ago

Destiny has a lot of merits as a game, but who the hell was running this project? It has been one misjudgement after another.

I got my enjoyment out of it, but it could, nay, should have been so much better.
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Project Cars 2 announced, launches crowdfunding campaign

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3 years ago

@mrjoker129 You think a game with the amount of bugs and UI problems, some game-breaking, as PCars has is complete?

That's certainly an interesting 'opinion'.
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Neymar is on the PES 2016 box

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3 years ago

Fat Ronaldo would be more appropriate at this point.
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate's four special editions detailed

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3 years ago

Jesus Christ.

Are they taking the piss now? Boggo version. Version with extra mission. Version with aforementioned mission, plus a second one. Season pass. No season pass. Yadda yadda.

Fuck off with this shit please. Pretty soon we'll need to study an Excel sheet before buying anything. In fact, we are already there.
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Skullgirls 2nd Encore gets new features on PS4, Vita

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3 years ago

Konami really aren't putting themselves in a positive light are they?
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Mortal Kombat X to Jason in May

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3 years ago

@StoatyFox

Makes sense. "I find Mortal Kombat X fun to play, so it's a bit crap. Not recommended."

Great review.
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Has Rockstar really downgraded GTA 5?

SomaticSense

3 years ago

Why not just have: Settings > Video > POM On/Off?

Why do most devs insist on assuming console players are all too thick for such options?
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Batman: Arkham Knight delayed by a few weeks

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3 years ago

@alimokrane

GoW3 Remastered makes no pretences of it being a collection, and neither does Borderlands 2 Handsome Collection.

The clue is in the names.
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Looks like Gravity Rush Remaster is coming to PS4

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3 years ago

@lambchop Essential :)
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Jeff Minter "beyond disgusted" with Atari over TxK block

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3 years ago

Total cunts.

No respect for a legend who made them stacks of money, yet seemingly give no shits about the actual clones on mobile devices, or even the Vita version of TxK? Or Space Giraffe? Deplorable contradictory cunts..
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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin's release date brought forward a week

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3 years ago

I'm more than likely being thick, but wasn't it always the out on the 2nd in the EU?

I'm sure there was the initial confusion on it's announcement as to why Bamco were releasing it exactly a week after Bloodborne.
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Rockstar battles GTA Online Heists server issues

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3 years ago

Excellent patch notes there Rockstar. Almost as verbose as Sony's wonderfully detailed PS4 updates.
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Lego Hobbit will not get Battle of the Five Armies DLC

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3 years ago

So if there were "no plans" to conclude it, then why end on such an obviously baiting "To be continued..."?

If there are licensing issues I think the fans would be sympathetic. At least be honest with them instead of issuing rote PR waffle.
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