Sponz

Firaxis says expansion packs continue to be the best fit for Civilization and XCOM

Sponz

10 months ago

"CEO Strauss Zelnick told investors to expect "recurrent consumer spending""

And herein lies the problem.

Greed. We're not cash machines. Well Mr Zelnick, if your gaming development model chooses to go down this route, then I for one will not be partaking.

For want of some better words, you can shove it up your silk lined, merino wool tailored suit-trouser covered arses.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patched to remove offensive arm-clench gesture

Sponz

1 year ago

@kosmic2561 Where's my 18 grand?
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Star Trek Online boldly goes to PS4 and Xbox One this autumn

Sponz

2 years ago

As Londo Mollari says:

"Great Maker!"
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Dear Charlie: A letter to my son about video games

Sponz

3 years ago

@Spungles I concur. It also had a fantastic theme tune written by Christopher Franke of Tangerine Dream fame. (useless fact of the day #45006)
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Oculus Rift costs £500

Sponz

3 years ago

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Nvidia Shield tablet recall due to "fire hazard"

Sponz

3 years ago

Damn it, mine's affected.

I'm a bit annoyed by Nvidia, you'd think that with something as serious as a fire issue with a battery, they'd have the decency to send me an email, and not rely on a user browsing the internet on the off chance that they might see a web site reporting on the issue. That's bad communication.
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Gears of War Xbox One remaster footage leaks

Sponz

3 years ago

Yes, but will the CHAINSAW N00B make a re-appearance?

(search the forum for the full details of one of the funniest chapters in EG's history)

EDIT - in fact here is the thread: http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/143721
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Eurogamer readership survey 2015

Sponz

4 years ago

Bring back review scores, get rid of videos, happy to have adverts that aren't too intrusive.

Subscription based content? No way. eurogamer.net will get a 127.0.0.1 alias in my DNS lookup zone if that happens, and after nearly 15 years of readership, that'd be really sad.
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Sunless Sea review

Sponz

4 years ago

Well I caved and gave it a punt while it was stil on EA. Thanks EG, for ruining my bank account, and the time I'm supposed to spend with the Mrs. You're really not helping my platonic relationship.

So much for my News Years Resolution of not buying anything until my backlog is cleared.
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Elite: Dangerous review

Sponz

4 years ago

I'm really happy that ED has finally become a "thing." It's been a long journey, but I'm proud to have been in since the first alpha, submitting bugs and tickets.

Disappointed that there is no offline mode, or DRM free mode. But it's not a deal breaker for me, If I'm at home playing on the PC, then I'm connected to the internet anyway. If I've got no internet, or out and about, I'm not gaming.

The Launch Event at Duxford was amazing as well, glad to have had the opportunity to meet most of the team, and more importantly, the free bar.

:)

Good work FDEV.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

Sponz

4 years ago

@PSfourskin It's OCUK right? Don't worry, those slimey wankers will just stick it back in stock and sell it as new anyway.
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David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous £100 premium beta

Sponz

4 years ago

I am also one of the older gits that grew up on BBC's, C64's and Amiga's.

There is a simple answer to all you lot complaining of the high cost of the Beta. Don't buy into it.

I was happy to drop £200 on this to help the kickstarter off the ground, and have been very happy with the progress being made. I'm also proud to have contributed in the alpha test with numerous bug reports submitted.

Elite:D is shaping up to be something pretty special, and I can't wait for the full version of the game to be released.
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Mercenary retrospective

Sponz

4 years ago

PostieDoc wrote:@obermotz I thought I was the only person to own a Plus/4!Mercenary and Saboteur showed what the Plus/4 was capable off, it's just a shame that we had to mostly put up with C16 games.I also had a Plus4 with its glorious 64k of RAM. I picked this and The Second City up in a double pack, which included the fold out map mentioned in the retrospective above. I still have it to this day. God knows what happened to the game, and even my Plus4. But somehow I still have the map on my bookshelf.
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Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta dated, entry costs £100

Sponz

4 years ago

@makeamazing Perfectly relaxed man. It is Sunday. You said "Console Exclusive." - I understand that term to mean a title that is released exclusively on a console and nothing else. :)
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Sponz

4 years ago

@makeamazing How the hell could this be a console exclusive when it's primary developed platform is PC?!

..and there is no need to wait for E3 for further info, the entire vision of the game, its development logs, progress reports, bugs, everything, is all available at frontier.co.uk .
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GameSpy servers to shut down next month

Sponz

5 years ago

I shall sod off to "The Zone"
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Gearbox's Homeworld HD is now Homeworld Remastered

Sponz

5 years ago

@Mechorpheus Yes, where is Cataclysm and the Beast !
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Bizarre Nintendo trademark hints at Seaman revival

Sponz

5 years ago

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GeoGuessr is a brilliant, educational Google Maps-based game

Sponz

5 years ago

When are EG going to give a nod to Ingress? Another fantastic Geo-locating-Augmented-reality Google game? I've been playing it now for 4 months, and its great!
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Save Homeworld campaign fails to secure the rights to the space RTS series

Sponz

6 years ago

Whoever has it, please don't destroy one of the best PC gaming franchises with greedy executives seeing £££ signs with fucking micro-transactions and DLC.
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Facebook's 10-game plan to win core gamers in 2013

Sponz

6 years ago

No thanks Mr Mark Z. I am not interesting in you elaborate system for farming all my personal information.

Want to attract core-gamers? Create a smashing stand-alone game (without the need for ever logging in using Facebook.)
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Eurogamer Christmas update plans

Sponz

6 years ago

Thanks EG, Merry Chrimbo!
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Xbox Live 10 Year Anniversary console offer not coming to the UK

Sponz

6 years ago

..and to add insult to injury here is the amazing "thanks" for being a 10 year vet email that I just literally got in my mailbox.

Wow, a free copy of Wreckateer for the Kinect that I never fucking use.

An amazing 50% off of Arcade games that I don't want or already have.

And to top it off, a Thank You message from Marc Whitten, that when you actually click on it, gives you a fucking 404 error.

Nice.
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Sponz

6 years ago

Heh, I phoned up Xbox support this morning to confirm that I was indeed a 10 year vet. In fact I was one the first wave of EU (UK) testers, connecting my original brick up I think in the middle of October 2002. I've still got the silver zip case, disc and orange memory card. I never missed a payment. The bloke on the other end of the phone was genuinely surprised and gave me three free games. Shit games mind, but free nonetheless.
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Borderlands Legends iOS shooter revealed, out this month

Sponz

6 years ago

Wheres the bloody Android love? My trusty HTC one X runs rings around the new iphone, and me TF700T Tablet blows chunks out of the ipad.

I mean, Claptrap IS a robot, it's only fair for an Android port..

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Off-screen video of Sony's Gran Turismo at 4K resolution demo

Sponz

6 years ago

If I can drive Delboys Reliant at that res, then I'm sold.:)
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Night and the City

Sponz

6 years ago

Thanks for the great article Christian.
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Wing Commander creator returns to melt your PC with new space sim Star Citizen

Sponz

6 years ago

Holy shit, I think I just messed myself.
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Where to find your Borderlands 2 pre-order Top Trumps

Sponz

6 years ago

"wait - there's nowhere offering the deal in Brighton?! For shame. "

No, but there are apparently 2 offerings in HOVE! Like, right next door. :)


Tomorrows World Home Entertainment Ltd
18 Boundary Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 4EF
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Archos GamePad: an Android gaming tablet that looks like PlayStation Vita

Sponz

6 years ago

Until Archos significantly improve their customer service reputation, and the build quality of their products then they can shove it. Once bitten... and never again. They're a bunch of charlatans, and not an early 90's indie group.

http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Archos

Google Search for Archos Poor Customer Service.
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Planetside 2 beta begins Monday night

Sponz

6 years ago

@dogmanstaruk - Priority access you say? I played PS for nearly 4 years straight without ever cancelling my subscription. I signed up for the beta as soon as it was announced, and I havent had an invite.. :(
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Is cloud gaming the future?

Sponz

6 years ago

Quite happy with streaming tv and radio etc.

Gaming, where i'm reliant on someone elses infrastructure?

Fuck right off. I want to play games without the reliance of some money grabbing, pen pushing, budget approving corporate cunt (who more than likely doesn't even play games) deciding what i can do.

Cloud gaming? No thanks.
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Rambo video game for PC, consoles named

Sponz

6 years ago

I am the law! ....oh hang on.

As long as the special edition comes with a free hunting knife with sewing kit and compass in the top, I'm sold.
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Mmm! This PC and indie games show is nearly ready!

Sponz

6 years ago

I miss Brighton :(

Best thing I ever went to in the Brighton Centre was a rave back in 1990 around Christmas time called Dance '90. Huge night out that ended at 7am. There were many people off their trollies including me.

That and of course Run DMC and The Beastie Boys in 1986.

Have fun everyone who's going!
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Arma 3 in-engine footage shows off lighting tech

Sponz

6 years ago

Excellent, I can't wait. But lets just hope that this time round the game is actually at least playable from the get go. Arma 2 for me, would not run correctly either through graphical glitches or poor scripting or one of a million other bugs that were in the game at release time. It's only now (some 3 years later)following the DayZ release, and actually re-installing and patching it again, does it seem to run pretty damn good.

DayZ 2 oh yes indeedy!
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Fake Angry Birds developer fined £50,000

Sponz

6 years ago

@randompanda Surely within project management it would be "Cost Projection" or "Cost Forecast."

You're on detention Sunny Jim, with a letter to your parents.
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Sponz

6 years ago

"I downloaded every app that I could see on the Android market which had good reviews....."

Then

"I'm always quite careful with my phone,"


Feck me, if thats his "being careful" - Then i'd hate to see his "carefree" side.

In other news, British citizen John Gladstone kidnapped in Nigeria.

"I was just trying to help this nice chap out who emailed me saying that his father had left him a $15,000,000 inheritence" - John was quoted from the ransom video given over to the British Embassy.
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Payday The Heist blending with Left 4 Dead

Sponz

6 years ago

I work in a bank. I feel like a zombie most of the time. Perhaps I'd better keep an eye out for any shifty looking types intent on "doing us over."

Oh, hang on, that's already the share dealers upstairs.
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Xbox 360 dashboard will track your Kinect exercise

Sponz

6 years ago

If you get one of these for gaming, joule surely regret it.
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EA trademarks SimOcean

Sponz

6 years ago

Todays fish is Trout à la Creme.
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Battlefield 3: the state of play

Sponz

7 years ago

@JamesPwnd - Am I not allowed to enjoy a game? Am I not allowed to voice an opinion?

Maybe I am at an advantage because I am able to play it fully maxed out, and at ~100fps online with little to no lag.

I like it. I miss commander mode from BF2, but thats about it.
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Sponz

7 years ago

Haters will hate on this game until it's long buried. If you know how to play and don't blame the devs, other gamers, and pre-teen rage, then it's a great game. It's in a different league to COD imo.

I'm just about to hit 100 hours played, and its the damn finest BF game I have played (and i've played them all) - Bring on the expansions!!
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Why the Magic of Independent Stores Should Never Be Lost

Sponz

7 years ago

@AceGrace - I was trying to remember the name of that shop in the old "Dirty Concrete" Churchill Square. Thats where I remember buying my copy of Mercenary for the C64 from.
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Sponz

7 years ago

Growing up in the 80s in Brighton, the number one indy shop was Gamer in Gloucester Rd and Gardener St, and later on, around the time of the Amiga, another shop in East St. A magical place with mandatory weird and smelly staff, and a huge stock of everything, not just games but all the platforms to play them on.

I miss those days.
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Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition costs £817

Sponz

7 years ago

@Der_tolle_Emil
/Stealth I'm a fat bastard post...

Seriously though, has this leather jacket been made from the skins of angels? £817 for a non-designer jacket is insane!!
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PlayStation Vita 1.65 firmware update details

Sponz

7 years ago

The rumoured Skype app would be nice as well...
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New Battlefield 3 patch dated for Xbox 360

Sponz

7 years ago

I hope its less of a clusterfuck than the PC patch was. It was bloody terrible until they rolled out R20 of the dedicated server...
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GAME administration to end tomorrow with RBS as buyer - report

Sponz

7 years ago

I know this comment is going to get negged to buggery, but YOU(plural) do NOT own a share in RBS, and by virtue, you do NOT own a share in Game.

Taxpayers money was used to bail out RBS (and others) - That money actually belonged to the Government. You have to pay taxes anyway, so if RBS (and others) didnt go bust, your taxes would go elsewhere.

You may get the odd tax rebate, but once you've paid your taxes into the Queens coffers, it belongs to Government.

Seriously, all this "Its my money that paid for RBS" etc etc comments, its like being in a Groundhog Day full of Daily Mail readers.
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Alienware R3 Laptop Reviews: The Ultimate in Mobile Gaming?

Sponz

7 years ago

@TrentTech

What you mean is that any Nvidia SLI setup will only make use of the maximum amount of VRAM available on a single card. So 2x1.5gb GTX 540 will only give your system 1.5gb of vram. However a system with 2x3gb GTX580's for example, will give you 3gb of vram. Your comment reads like any SLI setup is limited to 1.5gb, which it isnt.

In other news. Looking at hardware pics, are these laptops equipped with 4:3 aspect screens? WTF?
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MechAssault dev teases "return to its roots"

Sponz

7 years ago

Mechassault on the Xbox was the game that we beta tested Xbox live with, such a simple game, yet so bloody good. Shame the second one didnt take off as well.

I for one cannot wait for a revisit. Chromehounds was awesome as well, but why did they drop support for it so quickly..
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