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Psychonauts 2 delayed, won't launch in 2018

Stepharneo

4 months ago

@Majorjaws69 I know that you've had a few replies now, but I'd go with the building concensus, it was alright. Nothing mindblowing, but it was fun, well written, a nice way to spend an evening and it didn't out stay its welcome.

I would agree that it is one for a sale, but I'll be honest, I can't remember what it costs on PSN. I'd have happily paid Ł10 for it.
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Colour your own official Xbox One pad for Ł70

Stepharneo

11 months ago

@ecco That engraving is excellent.
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Things in games are having a moment

Stepharneo

12 months ago

Wait, does this mean that Donlan is back from sabbatical? Does that mean that the podcast might come back too? I've really missed it.
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Nintendo reveals E3 plans

Stepharneo

12 months ago

@BumpkinRich Spla2n surely
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The Eurogamer Podcast #20: Blizzcon and Barcelona

Stepharneo

1 year ago

Would DMC or Far Cry Blood dragon fulfil your criteria for a different attempt at the same piece of art? What about when something like Gears of War was handed to a new team?

The scale is different as it is a whole group taking over, but you're probably not going to get two games each on the same topic, made by individuals.
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The Eurogamer Podcast #19: Totally topical!

Stepharneo

1 year ago

@Bratterz with the pace that stuff disappears from the front page of Euro gamer I feel like I'm super late to comment on this.

Anywho, I was listening this morning and I just wanted to say "The Coldplay effect: 4X&Y".

P.s. Thank you for another podcast.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K PS4 Pro mission gameplay

Stepharneo

2 years ago

@andrewsqual Awesome, cheers!
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Stepharneo

2 years ago

Did they elaborate on where to find the 4K trailers for download?

Cerny mentioned that they'd be available to download so that you could watch them properly for the full effect.
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Sony finally confirms PlayStation 4 slim model, priced Ł259

Stepharneo

2 years ago

Yet neither available to pre-order... the slim is out in 8 days!

I've had the PSVR on pre-order from Amazon for about a year at this point, because of how early they normally add stuff. Can't see either of them anywhere.
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Why I hope it's the end for Uncharted

Stepharneo

2 years ago

@grassyknoll "Evitable"

You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
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The Vampires count in Total War: Warhammer

Stepharneo

2 years ago

excited for this, but that trailer has a weird depth of field effect, stuff in the background seemed to be ghosting, it was like I was watching a 3D film without the stereoscopic glasses...
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Eurogamer readership survey 2016

Stepharneo

2 years ago

Can't believe there have been 8 EG Expos... I've been to each one, but it really doesn't feel like it has been 8 times.

I guess the PS3 hadn't been out long before the first one. Highlight of that one was playing GTI Club+ with 7 other people on a LAN... ahh memories.
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Watch the Eurogamer Podcast special - and the rest of Sunday's EGX sessions

Stepharneo

3 years ago

Ahh the parcast, it got me through many night shifts in a naff job.

That diet coke can in every episode, random rumbling noises from the office next door/the floor above, Hyphens, Viva Pinata 3... how I have missed thee.

Edit: How could I forget!? Cameros!
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The Eurogamer podcast returns to debate the highs and lows of 2015

Stepharneo

3 years ago

I'm annoyed that I missed out on having a go with Playstation VR, but Vive was completely mind blowing. It was mostly tech demos, but they were awesome and there were two which could easily become full fledged games.

I now just have to try and work out how I'm going to clear a room for it.

VR room > spare bedroom, obviously.

Also, yay podcast!
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Xbox One will let you record live TV for free next year

Stepharneo

3 years ago

"...stream to other devices in your home or download to watch on a Windows 10 device while on the go."

That is actually pretty awesome. I think if I had a Xone, I'd probably start thinking about changing my phone or buying a cheap windows tablet.
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Video: The ridiculous game gimmicks too beautiful to live

Stepharneo

3 years ago

Totally missed Monster Rancher for the PS1, that had a great gimmick. In the game monsters were summoned from these big stone disc things, but there was an option where instead of buying the stone discs in game, you could put any CD you could lay your hands on into the Playstation and it would create a monster based on the disc.

I seem to remember having an OPM demo disc which gave a really good monster and subsequently having to share it round my friends so that they could get the same monster.
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Final Fantasy 7 remake was underway before the PS4 PC port was announced

Stepharneo

3 years ago

@kaya08

Well you could always set the audio level of voices to zero and turn on subtitles. Games normally allow for changing of the levels (I normally set the voices above everything else, but the opposite would work for you)
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Square Enix E3 2015 conference live report

Stepharneo

3 years ago

Surely an MMO Hitman game should be called "Hitmen", no?
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

I find your lack of hand gestures disturbing
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

Without any further adieu... wait, wait, wait, someone else wants a word.
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

Obviously the guy in charge of the videos doesn't speak Japanese either. Got confused
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

This is what I'm here for
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

@houldendub

Zing!
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

"Nier New Product" by Business division 7.

It's like I'm playing Game Dev Story
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Sony E3 2015 conference live report

EA E3 2015 conference live report

Stepharneo

3 years ago

@podgek293 I believe it is onomatopoeic.
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Watch five minutes of Star Wars Battlefront

Stepharneo

3 years ago

At the start I was cynically thinking, "this is just star wars battlefield, not battlefront"... but that is pretty gosh darn epic.

Edit: I think it was the moment it switched to 3rd person that suddenly it felt "right".
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Microsoft E3 2015 conference live report

Stepharneo

3 years ago

That's a bit disingenuous... We've all seen how VR "works" with xbox, right?
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

Cersei Lannister?
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Stepharneo

3 years ago

"Tito the swift" looks more like an owl
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Live Oculus Rift pre-E3 conference at 6pm UK time

Stepharneo

3 years ago

Now you can pretend that you have a living room big enough for Kinect to work.
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Halo 5's story sees Master Chief team up with Blue Team in single-player and co-op

Stepharneo

3 years ago

abducted when they were just six years old to be turned into super soldiers.
Wait... are the Spartans the baddies?
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XCOM 2 announced for PC this November

Stepharneo

3 years ago

Xcom: enemy within long war mod... Look it up. :-)
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Screamride review

Stepharneo

3 years ago

@Olemak Funnily enough I was just thinking the exact opposite. In the last year or so there has been a massive resurgence of slower paced horror games, which from playing Alien isolation on a rift DK2, are a perfect fit. If anything, the VR sets may have missed their moment (content wise).

I also think that games like Heavy Rain or the telltale games would be great with VR. Stuff which is more normal for the most part maybe with fleeting moments of the extraordinary.

Games like Super Mario Galaxy, Captain Toad or the lego games could also be really cool with VR or AR. It could turn them into little toy boxes, which for Super Mario Galaxy could be stunning.


I actually think Facebook buying Oculus will help deal with the social acceptance. They'll make it seem cool to non-gamers, which will mean that people feel less weird about it.

The power thing may be true for Morpheus, but I remember reading somewhere (might be bull****) that because the effect of VR is so immersive, that they can get away with dropping some of the more demanding effects, which would help the frame rate. There are plenty of games which run at 1080/60 on the WiiU, so the PS4 should be able to handle slightly higher frame rates if they cut corners elsewhere.
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Video: Watch us play The Crew live from 5pm GMT

Stepharneo

3 years ago

This game is a lot more enjoyable played in first person. The handling feels less dead and it feels like you are driving faster.

Also, all of the traffic in Ian's game seems to be stood still... :-/
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Video: One of Assassin's Creed Unity's time rift levels

Stepharneo

3 years ago

@funkstar @Billybob21

Oh fair enough then. I avoided that video because it looked spoilery. I didn't realise that was officially released by Ubisoft, I thought that was also Eurogamer posting spoilers.
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Stepharneo

4 years ago

"Video: One of Assassin's Creed Unity's time rift levels
See Paris in another era. Warning: spoilers!"

Maybe having "Spoilers" at the end is a little redundant seeing as that is a pretty descriptive title. :|
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Sony's PS4-streaming smartphone gets a US release date

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@Gunder @Yen-rug

There is already a work-around for doing this, which I read about ages ago. It involves setting up remote play and then logging in a second pad to a separate profile and using that pad to play the game. I'll look for the article/instructions.

Edit - here it is;

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andyrobertson/2014/02/04/daughters-controller-hack-creates-portable-ps4/
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Video: The scariest things in The Evil Within (so far)

Stepharneo

4 years ago

Not sure if it is just me, but the alien isolation embed seems to be broken. :(
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EGX 2014: Eurogamer.net editor's choice

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@TheTrueSpin On the other hand, I got to play far more games that I ever have before. I would say it was one of the better expo's I've been to.

My highlight was absolutely bricking it playing Alien Isolation with the Oculus Rift. It is not my sort of game at all and I jumped out of my skin as the Alien came at me, but looking down as the colour faded and seeing the Alien's tail burst through my stomach was epic.

My only suggestion for improvement would be countdown timers for the dev playthroughs. With the Witcher 3, we managed to walk right in as it started, but we waited for ages to see AC Unity (made only more painful as most of what they showed has been available online for a month or so).
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New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@penhalion F*%$ going back there, that's where wizards come from!
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GaymerX convention will return following developer donations

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@Noxia Oh, so you aren't homophobic, you're just a troll. Well that's alright then.
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Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@iceytoa1 Karaoke subtitles/credits ...at a guess.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Nvidia Shield Tablet

Stepharneo

4 years ago

The console mode on this could be amazing if the tablet was just a few years more powerful.

I'm imagining a situation where my tablet of choice is also a (very portable) home console. I can use it like an tablet when I'm out and about, but when I go to a mate's house we can connect it to their tv and 4 of us can play Mashed, Mario kart, or Fifa etc (the sort of games where couch co-op is just better than online).

There is so much potential for something amazing if they continue on this theme as the hardware gets more powerful.

If there was a proper standard for wireless controllers you wouldn't even need to rely on everyone having the controller for your specific platform, you could just connect whatever people had laying around; an xbox pad here and a playstation pad there etc. (I still can't believe that Sony haven't released something to allow for their controllers to work properly on mobile devices, especially seeing as there is a Playstation mobile store and they released a phone with a built in game pad).
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See DriveClub's dynamic weather in action

Stepharneo

4 years ago

This is verging on distractingly beautiful.
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Amazon unveils Fire phone, bets on 3D

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@blarty "dumb downed"

Maybe not dumbed down enough. ;-)
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Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@goldenboot76 To add to this, until you have a weapon that is at least uncommon (green background) you'll struggle with the crucible or any strikes, but there is a guy in the tower (out in the courtyard bit to the left of where you start) who can build things from schematics, but he also sells schematics. Once you unlock some of his more advanced plans and can get a decent weapon the game becomes a lot more interesting.

Like Borderlands, this game is only ever as fun as the gun you are using. If you have a naff gun, it's all just feels a bit grindy.

That being said, I spent every spare minute I had playing the game over the weekend, even when my guns were rubbish. It's just so fun to explore.
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Watch the latest Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer at 60fps

Stepharneo

4 years ago

If you guys could get a high quality copy of the Assassins creed unity gameplay, that would be awesome.

It looked both pretty and quite smooth frame rate wise, but the stream I watched wasn't the best quality.
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Sony had more wow moments, but Microsoft has closed the competence gap

Stepharneo

4 years ago

@darth_paul "Before that, all you het is Remasters

In terms of best game so far, my vote goes to Grim Fandango."

Only Remasters. The best game is Grim Fandango... Only Remasters. Best game Grim Fandango.

I mean, you see my confusion, right?
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Does FIFA 15 fix the series' legacy issues?

Stepharneo

4 years ago

"Playing a match on a specific footballer's birthday will unlock a mini-game in which the gamer must sing 'Happy Birthday' into their headset or risk a transfer request being handed in."

Honestly not sure if this is a joke. The Fifa bit of EA's presentation was a bit weird.
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