Zidargh

Upcoming PS4 exclusives God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man currently unavailable to pre-order from Amazon

Zidargh

5 days ago

Good.

As I commented in another article, this gives other online retailers an opportunity and share of consumer wallet.
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This week's best deals: Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Alienware, and more

Zidargh

3 weeks ago

@gnosis I understand where you're coming from. My comment is mainly referring to articles Eurogamer has published about shops that go above and beyond to celebrate gaming and introduce their customers to an experience (the name of the shop in question in the recent article escapes me), and their subsequent struggles with the "online behemoth".

It's unfair competition. In the short-term, we as consumers benefit from the Amazons and the Ubers of the world. But if people think they're going to remain so convenient fiscally when all the competition has died off, they're kidding themselves. How else will shareholders see profit growth?

You've acknowledged this so we're on the same page :)
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Zidargh

3 weeks ago

I find these Amazon deals directly contradict the various write-ups and sentiment towards the recent closure of Grainger Games, independents and the plight of retail in general. Especially when there is a direct link.

Yes, these savings can be exceptional. But you're benefiting from a broken and corrupt tax system that punishes small companies who try to do an honest trade and abide by local tax laws.
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Spore and Sims creator Will Wright unveils Proxi

Zidargh

1 month ago

I've got plenty of lovely memories of The Sims as a kid thanks to Will Wright.

I've also got plenty of disappointing memories of games falling short of expectations thanks to Will Wright.

Making a "comeback" with intrusive data analysis at a time when everyone's shitting themselves over AI and privacy laws is a ridiculous idea. I play games to project myself onto another reality. I absolutely do not want a game to become my own reality. This is a fucking stupid idea.
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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 sells 500,000 copies in under a week

Zidargh

1 month ago

Games Workshop's licensing is absolutely flying.
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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 review - a sequel done right

Zidargh

1 month ago

I know these games are about replayability, but how long does each level last?
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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

Zidargh

1 month ago

I hope it comes with a story/campaign mode this time around.
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Banner Saga-inspired Ash of the Gods launches on PC this month, later this year on consoles

Zidargh

2 months ago

It looks exactly the same.
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GAME concessions are coming to Sports Direct shops

Zidargh

2 months ago

Mike Ashley, for a billionaire, sure looks like he enjoys Primark.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets new story expansion and big free features update

Zidargh

2 months ago

Aside from the loot box controversy (which deserved all the scrutiny it got) and the immolation of Tolkien lore (which would slightly annoy me), from a player's perspective is there a good base game here?

I've always liked the idea of sieges, etc. Maybe I could make my first pre-owned purchase for this one.
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Kaz Hirai to step down as Sony boss

Zidargh

3 months ago

@pelican_ This happens a lot, mate. Look at Samsung.

Note that Andrew House leaving as well gives validity to the question.
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Zidargh

3 months ago

@pelican_ Jeez you canít say anything on here. Iím not partaking in some dumbass console flame war, itís just a thought about why someone would leave it all behind when heís still pretty young.
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Zidargh

3 months ago

If it's for retirement, I get it. But otherwise, why quit when you're at the top of your game?

Unless Sony are running out of ideas for next-gen... :-(
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Jelly Deals: 10% off a £40 or more spend today through Argos

Zidargh

3 months ago

OK, so this is a pretty damn good deal for a Switch right? I've been waiting for a deal on it before I bit the bullet (was hoping to see a major Nintendo Direct before then though.)
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Zidargh

3 months ago

@makeamazing Why? About 500 million other people do.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ review

Zidargh

3 months ago

You've Gohan it to them - this is a Buutiful start to the year. Now to Frieza for a sec and take my Piccolo between this and Monster Hunter.
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Star Citizen, I am disappointed

Zidargh

3 months ago

The onus is on gamers to stop believing the hyperbole that comes from promoting new game concepts. Especially in the crowdfunding era.

How many times have we seen something like this? Molyneux used to lead the charge with these unfulfilled promises and I'm now looking at Beyond: Good and Evil 2.

You wouldn't invest in anything else that sounded too good to be true, so why should we with games?

Edit: @Concrete - 5 years development, man... 5 years.
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Planet Coaster fan creates absurdly detailed 15-minute-long thrill ride inspired by Aliens

Zidargh

3 months ago

@Alex_976 Iíve got it, but the lack of management depth puts me off. I was hoping for a revival of the Tycoon or Theme Park days :/
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Spielberg's Halo TV show "still in very active development", network claims

Zidargh

3 months ago

This update feels a bit Arbiterary.
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World Health Organisation now lists "hazardous gaming" as health disorder

Zidargh

4 months ago

There's an indirect benefit of issues like this getting more exposure: Making developers think harder about creating a product that is genuinely fun, rather than double-downing on psychological feedback loops that keep us hooked.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

Zidargh

4 months ago

@jetsetwillie Fine. On semantics, perhaps by pure definition Ďclick baití is the wrong phrase.

But youíre missing the point.

Among what many would deem a Ďrenaissanceí for gaming this year, 2017 has also been a year of corporate exploitation on a blatant level: loot boxes, unfinished products, etc.

So this is a subjective list of EGís favourite games? Cool. Post it on a reddit forum. Eurogamer is a brand. That brand is synonymous with readers relying on EG to guide their purchases in a tough economy.

Iím sure ME was enjoyed by some, but as a product, it short changed consumers whereas Persona/HZD rewarded them generously. This list sends the messsge that BioWare can get away with doing a half arsed job and Atlus/Guerrilla may as well give up trying.

It has nothing to do with differing opinion. I love differences in opinion.
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Zidargh

4 months ago

Ok Iíll bite.

I donít mind opinions and I recognise that reviews are not the dogma of game quality. But what I do mind is whatís happened to this site over the past couple of years.

Placing ME:A, a game youíve admitted was not worthy of publication at launch and was never fixed, above the likes of other titles in this list, makes no sense whatsoever. Compounding that with the number of ads I see in this list and as a reader Iím left to feel EG is tasked with generating content for controversy and click bait alone.

I used to visit here for the consistency and integrity of your write-ups. What happened here?
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A day in the life of an independent video game store

Zidargh

4 months ago

I'm going to get deep here...

I get the benefits of buying online and why people choose to do so, but I believe that this is symptomatic of a much deeper social problem that affects us as a species.

The internet's brought us digital connectivity, immediacy and entrepreneurial opportunity. But equal to that it's distanced us emotionally, made us impatient and wiped out industries of people who value the tangible.

Countless studies have proven that we are a social species that require human interaction not just to attain happiness but to be physically healthy. Consequently, the way we use digital tech such as 'social' networks and the smartphone as a substitute for human interaction is worrying. I see way too many parents who sub in the iPad for two year olds when they get tired.

The solution? Like anything, it's balance. Much in the way retailers need to recognise that omnichannel (physical and digital) is the way forward. The problem is, our propensity towards convenience and 'value' means that balance is lost.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 characters, ships, story detailed

Zidargh

5 months ago

I usually approach these events with an open mind, but I'm very cynical about this one. For everything they're trying to achieve, I don't understand why Ubisoft would invest the ridiculous amount of money their supposed ambition needs, into an IP that does not have mainstream appeal. The red flags start at a commercial level, let alone the technical.

If it was Rockstar, I'd have more faith. But I think they've got Molyneux interning on this project.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 physical sales down 60% on Battlefront 1

Zidargh

5 months ago

@superniceguy_2 In all seriousness, why would you play a game you found ďboring and repetitiveĒ for hundreds of hours?

Thereís plenty of actually engaging content out there, or better things to do. Lifeís too short
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Zidargh

5 months ago

@mega-gazz Ahahahaahahaha. Brilliant. *applause*

Can I take one of those spin packs?
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The price and state of Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates at launch

Zidargh

5 months ago

Canít help but feel that spending my pocket money on Habbo Hotel when I was 10 has let this debacle happen...

ITS ALL MY FAULT!!!
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Call of Duty: WW2 review

Zidargh

6 months ago

Can I ask the help of my fellow gamers. At what point did Call of Duty turn into a soulless cash-cow franchise?

I remember that mission in the first CoD on PC where you miss the LZ on a nighttime parachute mission, completely alone but for your M1 Garand. However when you turned a corner, suddenly a firefight exploded and you realise that you weren't alone at all for there was a whole platoon charging in behind the hedgerows. That was a :O :O :O "holy sh*t" moment and I cherished it.

For a game returning to WW2, there are much more historically informative and gut punching events than Omaha Beach or Battle of the Bulge. The Dieppe Raid, for example. Rather than unbelievably charging against the odds, why not be in charge of covering a retreat for a change.

What happened?

Edit: This isn't a dig at those who enjoy Call of Duty. If it didn't implement solid feedback loops, then it wouldn't be so successful. But it used to be much, much better. And with the resources at their disposal, including most probably historical consultancy, they could do a much better job of taking younger people on historical journeys that rarely get covered.
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Arms' latest update brings replays and a badge-based achievements system

Zidargh

6 months ago

They're going out on a limb with these updates.
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Arms is getting a tie-in graphic novel

Zidargh

7 months ago

The writers seem to wear their art on a sleeve.

Must be why they're going out on a limb here.
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Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood review

Zidargh

10 months ago

Genuine question; Why doesn't SE pay attention to the acclaim their MMORPG receives and double down on this style of game instead of the J-Pop titles in the 'main series'.

I was, and always will be, a huge FF fanboy up to X and the last one I played was XII. The plot, mechanics and art direction are clearly what the market wants in an offline version.
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Abzu review

Zidargh

2 years ago

@dwalker109 I don't fall under such a title but that's pretty derogatory. Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing industries and each channel has become a science to its own right. There's more to SEO than meta-tagging and it has huge implications for complex websites, especially in e-commerce. A marketing assistant would usually only go to shallow depths.
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Zidargh

2 years ago

@Cazalinghua Yep, that's exactly right.

To be honest though, any SEO executive would know to capture "ABZU or abzu" and redirect from there. It's not a big deal for the marketing of the game.
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Splatoon bows out in style with its last ever Splatfest

Zidargh

2 years ago

Nooooo! I was out all weekend and missed this!
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XCOM 2 comes to PS4 and Xbox One in September

Zidargh

2 years ago

Literally bought a new laptop yesterday with one of the motivating factors being this game.

*sigh*
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Sony: Uncharted 4 copies stolen while in transit - and now police are involved

Zidargh

2 years ago

@Cheeky-Girl-Gamer

(To EG-ers, avoid her post)

Absolute moron.

If you're joking, you've still ruined the experience for others as they're going to enjoy the story less, trying to understand how the plot works to this "conclusion".
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey: "We don't make money on the Rift"

Zidargh

2 years ago

@ShiftyGeezer Good post regarding the VR ecosystem but I know of various people who bought them who weren't particularly wealthy.
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Zidargh

2 years ago

I don't recall people being up in arms when HD TVs first came out. Wasn't the entry price point back then something like 5k?
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Watch: The worst jobs we've had in games

Zidargh

2 years ago

Hey!

Wanna' play a game of Lucky Hit?
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Konami closes LA studio responsible for Metal Gear Online

Zidargh

3 years ago

Can someone explain to me why exactly Kojima left Konami on such bad terms?

Was it some political thing between him and the Board?
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Nintendo signs theme park deal with Universal Studios

Zidargh

3 years ago

@TheMightyEthan I've no idea why either. People are just jealous of our innovation.
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Zidargh

3 years ago

I've always thought that they could make an immersive Mario Kart experience by integrating laser tag/quest with go karts. You could have an electronic slot machine which selects the item and then depending on the item, it could effect yours or other karts.

For example, a mushroom could give your kart a child-safe power boost and a shell/banana, if lined up with another kart, could temporarily stop them or make them spin out.
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Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

Zidargh

3 years ago

A good statement from the developers but I have a problem with their use of terminology - "Afraid of badly polished games..."

No, not afraid. We don't deserve badly polished games.
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Developers' Games of 2013

Zidargh

4 years ago

@TheMV8 SPOILERS PLEASE. FFS.
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC release date confirmed

Zidargh

4 years ago

I'm glad you PC gamers get the chance to play this. It really is a brilliant game.

I really don't understand why people get so hung up on the camera. Yes it could have been improved but just adapt to it. The fact that the rest of the game is so bloody good more than compensates.

In fact I'm struggling to think of a time where the camera let me down as the only times I got frustrated were when my fingers decided to stop working after slicing off my 5000th bionic arm.
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Games of the Generation: Red Dead Redemption

Zidargh

5 years ago

The game was so dedicated to immersion in fact that after gunning down the last of Marston's crew, you are presented with a very poignant soundtrack as you ride back down the hill in the woods. I decided I wanted to take it all in so trotted real slow, feeling pretty sombre about the whole affair and feeling completely absorbed by the game. This, naturally, came to abrupt, pant-splitting end when a bear came out of absolutely nowhere and slaughtered my horse.

...I nearly had a heart attack.

Also, the Stranger missions with the Strange Man were very eerie and thought-provoking.

Well played R*
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Sony details final PlayStation 4 tech spec

Zidargh

5 years ago

@Ezzy_525

ARGRGRGRGGHHH - Have some thought for those who might not be up to date with the series before you post stuff like that. I didn't watch it but the caption says it all. Fuck sake.

On another note - Bloody hell SONY. You must be absolutely ecstatic with how well poised you are for the years ahead. I am very very excited for the PS4 and your stance is actually quite symbolic for a lot of us gamers.
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Catch some all new The Last of Us gameplay in our video preview

Zidargh

5 years ago

I swear I kept hearing a random trombone in that video.

Looks great though.
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David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, waves goodbye to Metal Gear

Zidargh

5 years ago

@MarketZero Because the connection is so obscure?

On another note, I am optimistically calling April Fools on this one. :)
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24-year-old Total War fan immortalised in Rome 2 shortly before losing battle with cancer

Zidargh

5 years ago

Rest in peace James. I will be on the look out for you in the battlefield if I purchase the game!
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