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Video: Let's Replay Dungeon Keeper with Not Peter Molyneux

The_Pope

4 years ago

"it's not like him, to say something and for it to not really turn out like that..."

GENIUS :)

(he's well intentioned, but doesn't have a good track record, sadly)
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Play re-imagined Pong and other Atari classics for free in a browser

The_Pope

6 years ago

IE10 isn't out until Windows 8 launches...
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Eurogamer plays New Super Mario Bros. U

The_Pope

6 years ago

Since I'm not a fanboy, I can't get excited about this. To me, it doesn't really look much different to Mario on a NES. OK, so the graphics are sharp HD, but seriously, we're in the second decade of the 21st Century - who wants to pay big money to play a platform game?

I do like the potential of the screen on the controller, though clearly it isn't being used for anything useful in this video.

Good luck to 'em - the world would be a poorer place if this flopped and Nintendo went bust. Having said that, Sega's rebirth as a pure-software company offers a third option. Handheld consoles are being killed by smartphones, and fanboys don't need a Nintendo console to play endless Mario Kart remakes on. They could easily do this on Xbox or PlayStation.
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Voltron: Defender of the Universe launch trailer

The_Pope

7 years ago

The actions figures were awesome, when I was a kid. THIS, however, looks awful :(
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Duke Nukem to cameo in Choplifter HD XBLA game

The_Pope

7 years ago

Is it me or do some of the screenshots look NOT side-scrolling? And I don't mean cut-scenes - the ones like 4/6
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Gran Turismo Evolution

The_Pope

8 years ago

Three comments spring to mind:

1. Nice idea, and well executed, however:

2. Driving games almost universally look great via Replay Mode, however this doesn't often translate to Actual Gameplay because they're not showing the game from camera angles we use to play with. I question whether the leap in fidelity is as dramatic from BumperCam

3. Either way, rather than run clips back to back, did you consider blending the footage from one console to the next during the same replay? ie instead of repeating the same 10 seconds each time, take a single timed lap and dissolve from one clip to the next as we drive around? Even split-screen should be possible if you're feeling adventurous :)
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TrackMania

The_Pope

8 years ago

This is just an 1,100 word description of the game :(

Where is the commentary on its transition from PC to Wii? What's it like waving a WiiMote around instead of keyboard or 360 gamepad (for Windows)???

Seriously lacking review :(
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Red Dead Redemption sells loads

The_Pope

8 years ago

Am I the only one unimpressed by a 3.5% margin? $12.4m doesn't seem like a whole lot of net profit from $400m of revenue...
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Remedy wants to do more with Alan Wake

The_Pope

8 years ago

Here's one thing they can "do more with Alan Wake": release it on PC, you bastards!
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Nadeo announces TrackMania 2 for PC

The_Pope

9 years ago

Awesome!

TBH I'm *still* playing the current games. Logged over 40-hours of track time already. Just scraping together the last few remaining medals and clawing my way to the top of the world rankings. I'm 21,696th out of 3.65 million players :)
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No PlayStation 2 price cut for the UK

The_Pope

9 years ago

1) Who even knew they were still selling PS2 hardware brand new these days?
2) Why on earth would you buy a PSTwo for a hundred quid when an Xbox 360 Arcade is only 130??
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Eurogamer meets Holly Valance

The_Pope

9 years ago

In case anyone is counting, I vote for "happy with this interview".

All the losers who are moaning that EG is "going down the pan" - vote with your mice and fuck off. If you don't want to read it, don't read it. That's the whole point of a menu - I chose Holly Valance, and didn't bother with the Riddick article. It's called CHOICE.

And as I said, if you don't like the content, you can choose to take a step back...
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Elasto Mania

The_Pope

10 years ago

Tom & I have a long-standing history with Elastomania! Shame I don't have a DS - this looks decent!
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Why SEGA stopped making consoles

The_Pope

10 years ago

The PS2 had inferior hardware compared to the Dreamcast which had already been on the market for a full YEAR already. The graphics looked cack in comparison.

Sadly, Sony already had huge momentum from the original Playstation and too many fanboys just blindly bought a PS2.

Dreamcast FTW

@Woodnotes - don't forget Metropolis Street Racer!!!
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Die Hard director to do Gears film

The_Pope

10 years ago

Shame Die Hard 4 was shit
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Burnout Paradise coming to PC

The_Pope

10 years ago

QFT
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GTA IV: Most expensive game ever made?

The_Pope

10 years ago

I haven't done the maths in detail but I think it's plausible enough.

Just as with film, all you do is take the number of days / weeks / years it took to develop, multiply that by the number of staff responsible (hundreds!) and then multiply that by the salaries commanded by talented texture artists etc

For example, 250 people at only 35,000 a year each is nearly 9 million in costs for just 12 months of dev time. With a total production cost of 50 million (translated from dorras) it's not THAT hard to believe, is it??
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Grand Theft Auto IV

The_Pope

10 years ago

I don't really believe the scaremongering about this "killing" your Xbox. And even if it does RROD (mine's a launch console) I can just have it fixed / replaced under warranty.
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Valve: No new Portal this year

The_Pope

10 years ago

Couldn't we have just a LITTLE more, costing just a little...?

People can vote with their credit cards - those who want to wait for "revolutionary" can do so; everyone else can have some fun this side of the year 2014! :(
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Most Wii games "look like crap"

The_Pope

10 years ago

Maybe because the Wii isn't really a "next gen" console... duh
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Rockstar wants 18 rating in Australia

The_Pope

10 years ago

It's only some gay old law that limits the maximum rating for video games to 15+ (cos they're only played by kids etc, right?). They have an 18+ rating for films but this retarded law doesn't extend that to games (yet!)

That's all it is. It's not at all related to the green blood thing our German friends have to put up with.

In terms of it not affecting the game that much, I'd reckon all the changes will be is the moderation of some of the language. I have to admit to being pretty tacken aback at some of the swearing in San Andreas, so they'll probably just swap out a few "mofos" for 15+ rated swearing :)

Some of the sex content might be toned down as well, but you'll still be able to shoot people and steal cars - you can do that at 15 :P
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What's Jade Raymond up to these days?

The_Pope

10 years ago

I think what they mean is, out of 10, Jade Raymond is 33 ;)
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LEGO Indiana Jones gets date

The_Pope

10 years ago

I don't know who's behind this Play.com Live thing but it's obviously gonna flop
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LEGO Indy Jones has four-player co-op

The_Pope

10 years ago

Kick ass!
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PGR4 downloads this week

The_Pope

10 years ago

Bloody nora, Zomoniac - htf did you do that in a WEEK?!?

UPDATE - maybe you had it set to "Easy" and just breezed through the achievements. I played it through on Expert, which is obviously a lot more of a challenge. Achievements were the same I guess but it just lasted longer :)

Anywho, it seems we don't have to sacrifice 400 MS points to unlock the achievements - they're available in the free DLC. w00t!
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PS3 to outsell 360 this year, says EA

The_Pope

10 years ago

Nevermind that Sony has so far to catch up - Microsoft has a 7 MILLION UNIT head start.

Anyone here gonna buy a 360 in 2008? No? BECAUSE WE ALREADY OWN THEM FFS!

Indeed, plenty of 360 owners are considering a PS3 this year because the prices have come down. If sales go as EA predicts Microsoft will still have more users.
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Deus Ex using Legend engine

The_Pope

11 years ago

I think all the haters need to go and learn what an "engine" really is - they can merrily bin all the graphics stuff and update them while still being "based on a modified Legend engine".

They can keep stuff like memory management, net code, file structure etc etc etc. There is absolutely no reason why they can't just add a shitload more polys and boost texture detail and the end result doesn't have to look like (what will then be) a three-year old game.

Why would you spend 2 years and millions of dollars producing a game that (if the haters are to be believed) would look sub-par if it was released *today* ??

Have a little more faith, y'all
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Live Interview: Tom Bramwell

The_Pope

11 years ago

"So, come back here at 1pm, and help us grill Tom."

Grilled Tom-ato? Does that come with mushrooms...
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Eurogamer wins awards

The_Pope

11 years ago

Ickle Muggles *sob* I'm so damn proud
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Speedball XBLA next Wednesday

The_Pope

11 years ago

WTF - Speedball is NOTHING like American football!! It's closest real-world equivalent is European Handball but failing that, it's just soccer using your hands rather than your feet.
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Rock Band gets US price, date

The_Pope

11 years ago

Just checked - there ARE two guitars
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The_Pope

11 years ago

I thought there was supposed to be TWO guitars ie lead + bass???
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Argos breaks Halo 3 street date

The_Pope

11 years ago

Who the fuck would pre-order at Argos in the first place??
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Team Fortress 2 beta live

The_Pope

11 years ago

Actually it won't, unless he's planning on playing at 800x600 in Low Detail. If he wants to play 1280, 1680 or 1920 with decent detail, I would expect 8800GTS as a minimum
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The_Pope

11 years ago

bioreit - why on earth would you order such a POS graphics card with a Quad-Core system?? Hope you're running 64-bit Windows or you won't get the full 4GB RAM. Nevermind that it's ludicrous overkill anyway :/
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Project Gotham Racing 4

The_Pope

11 years ago

"Fortunately, Arcade mode is there for those of us who like sitting in front of the TV doing the same task 58 times in a row to get the best medal."

That be me then :D
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PGR4 demo in certification

The_Pope

11 years ago

"waiting for a slot" - they do themselves no favours if the demo (which I remind you is now complete!) isn't released before retail code hits stores. Build the anticipation people - hit those opening weekend targets by boosting pre-orders
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Avary talks Wolfenstein film

The_Pope

11 years ago

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Age of Empires II : Age of Kings

The_Pope

11 years ago

Glad to see my original review lives on, EIGHT years later. Shame the images are broken
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Fatal Inertia

The_Pope

11 years ago

The demo was DIRE. This style of game actually even pre-dates Wipeout. This implementation, though pretty, really reveals that we all played this 10+ years ago. I hate to think of the dozens of guys that spend months making this game, because nobody will buy it.
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No Army of Two demo pre-release

The_Pope

11 years ago

As long as Eurogamer review it pre-release then I'd be happy to buy blind - it looks good enough already to me.
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New CryENGINE 2 FPS

The_Pope

11 years ago

An engine do not maketh the game. We've seen that time & time again. Indeed, anyone with the cash can license a top game engine. Doesn't mean they'll deliver a compelling gaming experience
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GDC: Shigeru Miyamoto's keynote address

The_Pope

11 years ago

Phil was there last year too
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The_Pope

11 years ago

She can touch my controller any day
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New EG Podcast!

The_Pope

12 years ago

Amen
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Fuzion Frenzy 2 this Christmas

The_Pope

12 years ago

The first Fuzion Frenzy ROCKED! I don't know much about Hudson but I know they're not Blitz... :(

KFC was ace too. Sounds like I'm the only one who bought / enjoyed both
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