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Playing Not Tonight, a post-Brexit thriller

Spuzzell

4 days ago

@RawShark

TBH I reckon we need more people saying Brexit as then maybe people would get off their arses and stop the whole shitshow, and we'd never have to deal with it again.
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Spuzzell

4 days ago

@tiddex

"FAKE fake news"
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Samsung Galaxy S9 review

Spuzzell

3 weeks ago

@riceNpea I'm with BT, the discounts for taking multiple services mean that the +/- on contract/sim only is if anything in favour of the contract option.
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Spuzzell

3 weeks ago

I'm on an S7 Edge and due for an upgrade next month. The S9 Plus makes sense.

But.

I'm.. just not sure I'll bother.
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Embattled battle royale game H1Z1 goes free-to-play today

Spuzzell

1 month ago

@Binba442

I have it, it's fun-ish.

I don't really get the whole genre.

You hide for as long as possible and then have a couple of minutes of exciting deathmatch in a small arena.

Basically, imagine that to get into a 3 minute game of Counterstrike, you had to negotiate a 10 minute long, empty open world menu, with several minutes of hiding on a roof.
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Far Cry 5 film launched on Amazon Prime

Spuzzell

2 months ago

@DJDog

Amazon Prime is great.

The fact it comes with free Amazon Prime video and free Twitch Prime makes it insane value.

I have Netflix too, don't get me wrong, but if I absolutely had to choose it would be the whole Amazon package I kept.
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Blizzard battles Hearthstone bug, as ranked play remains offline

Spuzzell

2 months ago

It's actually SODDING annoying.

I realize I'm being an enttitled ass, but I'm snowed in. I never have the time to play enough Hearthstone to make it to legend, and now, the one time I actually do, the sodding ranked mode is broken.

Fuck it.

This guys making toast.
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Hearthstone announces Year of the Raven

Spuzzell

2 months ago

Hearthstone has been really good for a while, I'm slightly dreading the loss of cards as everything is about as well balanced as its been for.. ever really.

Dungeon Runs are excellent too, I hope those get expanded.
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Poundland now sells video games for a fiver

Spuzzell

2 months ago

@jabberwocky

Well, it can't be better than anything really, because Destiny 1 doesn't exist.

It's just Destiny.

That Destiny and Destiny 2 (see how not confusing that is, EG? See how referring to games by their actual names is actually referring to games.. by their names?) are deeply mediocre Skinner boxes is sort of beside the point.

Anyway, some people like mediocre Skinner boxes and Mrs Browns Boys and Peter Kay DVDs, that's up to them :-)
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Spuzzell

2 months ago

@loveless

Personally I think they should change the name of their shops and leave "Poundland" as the new name for post-Brexit England.
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Spuzzell

2 months ago

Ooh, there's a new Destiny title?

I look forward to playing "Destiny: 1".

Because that title doesn't exist.
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Max Payne 3 and the conflict at the heart of Rockstar's game design

Spuzzell

2 months ago

I loved the first two games with a deep and abiding passion, like you I also think the second is pretty much perfect.

Max Payne 3 I've bounced off 5 separate times.

I don't like the feel of the shooting, I don't like the constant cut-scenes of awesome stuff happening to me rather than letting me actually DO the awesome stuff, I hated every single character and the bullet wounds persisting in cutscenes ruined every single one.

You have a bullet in your liver, Max. You aren't going to be complaining about drinking.
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Yes, Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4

Spuzzell

2 months ago

@Demios101

Retro aren't Nintendo, and they developed the Metroid Prime series.
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Third series of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit TV show begins February

Spuzzell

3 months ago

I'd watch a show with Ellie being rude to Dara about games all day long, but Go 8 Bit just doesn't work for me.
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Star Citizen, I am disappointed

Spuzzell

3 months ago

Meh.

Early access = not ready

Not ready = well, not ready. Shockingly.

I'm looking forward to playing Star Citizen.

When it's ready.
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Science victory - Civilization 6 is now on iPad!

Spuzzell

4 months ago

@Hengist_

I've tried to play Civ 6 on a Steam Controller. Which is much better than an analogue stick for pointer manipulation by all accounts.

It was like trying to undo your girlfriends bra while wearing oven gloves. Sure, eventually you'll get there but by the time you do all the fun has gone.

I hesitate to say you're wrong, but it doesn't look good for you.
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Jelly Deals: Super Nintendo Classic Edition back in stock

Spuzzell

4 months ago

@shotbyascot

The whole thing is really straightforward, you just drag and drop roms from your PC to the SD card in the Pi, you just need a different folder for each console :-)

Ars have a great walkthrough for the whole process here.
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Spuzzell

4 months ago

I made my own from a Raspberry Pi 3, RetroPie and a NES styled case.

It can play every single console game of all types up to the PSOne/N64.

All in it cost me £69 (plus another £20 for the NES case but you don't need that) and 30 minutes to initially set it up.
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Hearthstone's Dungeon Run wants to school you as it schools you

Spuzzell

4 months ago

@cowell

I'm similar. I've played Dungeon Run every day since release, but have only played ranked for an hour or so in total just to confirm Priest still crushes it.

I've only got Warrior left to finish, then it'll be interesting to see how often I go back.

It is great, I wish there was even more to it in terms of progression to keep it interesting after completion, daily runs for example as in Isaac for gold maybe?
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The overpowered, broken Prometheus Lens makes Destiny 2 fun again

Spuzzell

4 months ago

Gosh. It's almost as if Bungie saw the shitstorm that was hitting Star Wars Battlefront 2 over micro-transactions and deliberately introduced a "bugged" gun to distract people from the exact same thing in their own game.
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Witcher Netflix series reportedly helmed by Daredevil and Defenders writer/producer

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4 months ago

@Bluegenes

I don't know who those people are, but if their names weren't in the headline I wouldn't care either way.

There are tens of thousands of articles on EG where devs of all sexes aren't named in the header.

You're welcome to think they should all be named, or none should be named, but claiming patriarchy is simply wrong in this case and I think it's really important to not weaken the argument that gender is still a discriminatory usage case with false equivalence.

Though the original headline was a mistake, as Bertie held his hands up to.
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Spuzzell

4 months ago

@Glück

The Defenders was only OK, but the first season of Daredevil was excellent.
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Spuzzell

4 months ago

@Bluegenes

I had no clue who Lauren Hissrich is, but I'm well aware of Daredevil and the Defenders.

Why you think gender is in any way relevant to how an author is credited speaks to your prejudices, not Eurogamers.

EDIT: sorry, I didn't see the original headline, which was definitely a mistake worth calling EG on. My bad, you were right.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 characters, ships, story detailed

Spuzzell

4 months ago

@tomphillipsEG

Yeah. Right.

I can't think of a single game designed with co-op in mind that hasn't hugely degraded the single player, apart from all of them, ever.
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Spuzzell

4 months ago

@UKPlay

Right, because diluting focus and dev time always works out well.

You don't HAVE to choose to buy loot crates in Star Wars Battlefield 2, so that must mean building the game around them doesn't affect the game in any way, right?

Right?

Oh.
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

I don't WANT to play BG&E with friends. I want to explore the world entirely at my own pace!

This sucks, stop putting sodding co-op in story led games ffs
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Destiny 2 locks one of its most-prized exotic guns behind Curse of Osiris expansion

Spuzzell

5 months ago

Yeah, but anyone buying Destiny 2 firstly knew exactly what was going to happen in terms of Bungie rinsing the shit out of their wallets, and secondly has poor taste in games and shouldn't try to be besties with me.

We just like different things, ok? It's fine, you like dull grinding and mediocre shooting in a Skinner box designed to bore you into paying to not have to play it, and I like games. Totally cool, we're just different.

Basically. Did you buy Destiny 2 or Star Wars Battlefront 2? Then.. what did you expect?
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Ryan Reynolds cast as Pikachu in live-action Pokémon movie

Spuzzell

5 months ago

This does not feel like a good fit.
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Netflix doing a Choose Your Own Adventure TV show for adults

Spuzzell

5 months ago

I... don't care, because Netflix are also doing Altered Carbon, it's out in February and it will be AMAZEBALLS

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"Initial" Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box-related changes go live

Spuzzell

5 months ago

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Hearthstone to get three more big expansions in 2018

Spuzzell

5 months ago

@Dysonism

Oh, thanks for telling me what I meant. Without an asshole explaining my own words to me I'd be totally lost.

Jesus what a moronic prick you are
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

@Dysonism

That's nice.

I'm literally saying "Now that its too much I think I'm not going to be spending any money on Hearthstone", but don't let what someone actually SAYS stop you on your weird little rants.

Also please don't ever sit next to me on a bus, you freak.
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

@cowell

Yeah, I don't want to lose the value of what I've already bought, but.

£50 three times a year on digital cards?

Is that worth it? Its not a huge amount of money, but it feels... um.

Plus it won't even be enough to keep you competitive on more than one or two classes, and our existing epics and legendaries will rotate out of play and into wild, and it just feels like I'm really being squeezed, and it doesn't feel.. FUN.
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

@UpInFlames

I don't need every card, but I play to win and that means having competitive decks.

Almost every single tier 1 and 2 deck now has required legendary cards and if you don't have them you are at a huge disadvantage.

I've always been a Priest main, so I was fortunate that for Highlander Priest and Big Priest (30,000 dust the pair to craft?) I already had most cards.

Apart from that, I can run a tier 2 Secret Mage deck competitively. And that's it, every other class required legendary and epic cards I don't have, many of which I've dusted to try and keep up my Priest decks.

And I'm not a F2P player, as I said. I buy 50 or so packs a year, almost always complete daily gold quests, I'm decent at arena and usually break even at worst there, etc.

So even at the current release tempo I'm way, way behind, and Blizzard are now doubling that tempo.

I just don't want to spend £150 a year on digital cards, it's stupid.

So yeah.

Um.
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

Um.

I play Hearthstone quite a bit, and I make sure I spend around £40 a year on it as that seems fair. I've played for three years.

And I have NOWHERE NEAR a complete card collection. Absolutely nowhere near.

And now Blizzard are releasing new card sets every 4 months? That's 450 new cards a year, with the cards I already own rotating out of the game?

Um.

Um.
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Destiny 2 fans find new XP issue as Bungie bids to calm growing unrest

Spuzzell

5 months ago

It's almost as if having micro-transactions in a game that mean you can pay the developers to speed up advancing in game somehow incentivizes developers to make the game slower and less fun.

WHO COULD POSSIBLY HAVE SEEN THAT COMING

Oh, hi everyone
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Here's a brand new legendary Hearthstone card

Spuzzell

5 months ago

@Weezer

(it's a Priest legendary, buddy)
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Nintendo Switch

Spuzzell

5 months ago

@DreadedWalrus

Nah. Resident Evil is the first Resident Evil. It's called "Resident Evil".

Resident Evil 2 has a different name, right there in its name.

Adding '1' to the original is just incorrect. A title is a title, it's not like world wars where a numerical identifier is required.

The Playstation is actually called the "PSone" on packaging, so that's fine, but appending "1" to originators is stupid.
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

The first Valkyria Chronicles (there is no such title as 'Valkyria Chronicles 1'. It doesn't exist) on PC was possibly the most unexpected fun I've ever had in a game. I didn't expect to love it anywhere near as much as I did.

So huzzah for not letting Revolution be the final turd floating in the bowl of the franchise!
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

"Middling" is not how you spell "kick in the fond memory balls of the original"
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Jelly Deals: Wolfenstein 2 discounted to £29.99 today

Spuzzell

5 months ago

@fabio78 I did, I thought it was a better shooter but a lesser experience overall :-)

I'm certain I'll play through that again at some point too, but probably I'll be Wolf-ed out after TNO.

Probably.
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Spuzzell

5 months ago

It's such a great game, I'm jealous if you haven't played it yet.

It's lengthy for a shooter with loads of side missions, but after I'd finished everything I was still jonesing for more, so this weeekend I'm going back to The New Order and playing through that again.

I don't think I've done that with any game series before.

Get it! On PC if you can for non aim-assisted headshot funtimes.
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How well does Skyrim on Switch compare to PS4?

Spuzzell

5 months ago

Genuinely knocked out by the handheld performance of Switch.

I'm considering buying my first console since the Gamecube :/

Also I don't want to give the articles a click for your analytics, but I'd just like to say once again I don't give the tiniest shit about Destiny 2.

Carry on!
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Jelly Deals: GeForce 1080 8GB graphics card now under £500 with free Destiny 2

Spuzzell

5 months ago

How much extra to not have to have Destiny 2?
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The price and state of Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates at launch

Spuzzell

5 months ago

And that's why I simply don't care about this game.

I just don't care, it's of zero interest.
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Jelly Deals: H1Z1 is this month's Humble Monthly early unlock

Spuzzell

6 months ago

@One_Vurfed_Gwrx

I basically use it instead of Steam/GoG sales now.

So for £120 a year I get a load of curated indie games and triple As I may or may not want, and actually save myself money by then being happy to ignore sales, where I'd probably buy most of the games Humble sent me anyway.

It's perfect for me, even if I don't care about basketball and Jennifer Lawrence simulators.
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Hearthstone's next expansion is a love letter to classic dungeon crawlers

Spuzzell

6 months ago

That's an interesting single player adventure!

I wonder if it's also possible to have cards that gain experience and level up across multiple games without unbalancing the game totally..
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Letter from the meta: This week's top Hearthstone decks

Spuzzell

6 months ago

@F10XDE

I've always been a Priest main, and tbh after 4 years of struggle it IS our turn to be tier one :-)

I've just started playing a Priest aggro deck, if you want to surprise a few people I suggest trying that!
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"I've seen people literally spend $15,000 on Mass Effect multiplayer cards"

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6 months ago

@dudefella

They have the Wotsit in chief in their heads:

'These racists are very very fine people, some of the best people, biggly.

ON ALL SIDES

Nazis agree with me, don't you dare criticize them. Especially if you're brown"
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When it comes to FIFA 18, you can most definitely cash out

Spuzzell

6 months ago

I don't feel there's much room for doubt on whether or not randomized rewards in exchange for a currency (virtual or otherwise) is gambling.

It clearly is.

You aren't buying a specific product, you are buying a chance to win or lose. Just because there's never a zero return changes nothing.

Imagine a FIFA pack as a lottery scratchcard. You pay £2 and you know that you'll always win back 80p at minimum, and you scratch it off hoping for 3 Messis.

When you lose, you buy another. When you win, you're hooked. And you buy another.
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