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Ancient history shines in Assassin's Creed's new Discovery Tour - but it's the gaps that are truly thrilling

andy10

2 months ago

I'm sure it's a huge ask, but I wish they'd consider a first-person mode for an experience like this. I find it much easier to soak in the detail of a virtual world when I'm not spinning the camera around some avatar.
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Outcast - Second Contact review

andy10

5 months ago

This remaster/remake is divine. Now please can we have Little Big Adventure 2?
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Xbox Live Indie Games officially closes 29th September

andy10

7 months ago

Apple Jack 2 - one of the coolest puzzle-platfomers I've ever played, with the loveliest soundtrack. Get in there quick.
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The Elder Scrolls Online is free to play tomorrow through Sunday

andy10

1 year ago

That sweepstake/holiday promotion is only open to a fairly narrow list of 10 countries, so you might want to check the t&c's before entering.
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Necropolis is out now on Xbox One and NA PS4s with loads of new content

andy10

2 years ago

I don't believe it's out in the UK, Jeffrey (not on PS4, anyway)

Just checked the developer's Twitter feed. PS4 EU release is in a couple of weeks.
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Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

andy10

3 years ago

I love what I've seen from this game so far but seem to have hit a brick wall. I want to gawp at all of that presentation and attention to detail, but it's difficult to juggle that with constantly being hunted by that THING.

P.T. - Playable Teaser. For my money, the best horror 'game' of the year by far.

And could those with an aversion to EG video (I include myself in that bracket) perhaps give it a bit of a chance first? I'm all for a bit of variety on the site, as long as it doesn't impinge on the stuff I love. I found Ian Higton's Let's Play videos pretty tiresome but they were easy to ignore and seemed to be enjoyed by others (mainly the kids/unemployed who could be home at 4pm to play along).
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

andy10

3 years ago

Who's Simon Parking? Is he best mates with Johnny Multistorey?

(Looks like the typo's been fixed)
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Evolve alpha delayed on PS4 due to firmware issues

andy10

4 years ago

Oh well, that's mildly disappointing, isn't it? I'll live.
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Games with Gold's November offerings include Red Faction: Guerrilla and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

andy10

4 years ago

Volgarr the Viking looks great and I've always wanted to try it. I hadn't even realised they were porting it to console. Anyone know if they've said anything about a PS4 version?

Meanwhile, looking forward to Red Faction on the 360 when I (eventually) hook it back up and download all the Games on Gold I've got queued. Always wanted to give that one a go.
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Battlefield Hardline launches with nine maps and seven modes

andy10

4 years ago

The new mode they demoed at EGX - Hotwire? - was great fun. It lead to some real mayhem, car chases and shootouts. Gave a much better indication of the vibe they seem to be going for, and has definitely convinced me after the lacklustre beta.
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The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

andy10

4 years ago

Good luck Ellie and all the best. I was always secretly hoping for a return of the Shame Train:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/shame-train-roundup-review
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Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

andy10

4 years ago

I really enjoyed the alpha - looks sharp, fun little segments of co-op gameplay, generally solid. Two things stuck out for me:

- I hope in the final game they do a better job of explaining how all of the game types and missions fit together. It took me a while to figure out where to go on the map, what to do and what the point of it all was. And while the UI is nice, I found the inventory/levelling up menus fairly unintuitive for someone who didn't know what he was doing.

- I found the FOV incredibly restrictive (narrow?). I only ever play console games but am starting to see why PC gamers often bang on about it. The weapons take up half the screen and in the competitive modes it's very difficult to see anything that's happening outside of your very narrow view window. I started to feel mildly nauseous from having to whizz the camera around all the time to keep a tab on everything.

Overall, minor niggles aside it seemed very promising and I'm looking forward to this one.
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Sony's E3 conference

andy10

4 years ago

Not sure I can last until 2am. Might give Battlefield Hardline a spin though and see how it goes.
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Ubisoft's E3 conference

andy10

4 years ago

He comes with his own personal camera crew?
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andy10

4 years ago

I think he has a hairy face to make up for his baby smooth legs.
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andy10

4 years ago

Why do they have to put The Crew straight after The Division? I get those games confused enough as it is.
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You can now buy Battlefield 4 Battlepacks

andy10

4 years ago

You get a battlepack every level, say around an hour or two of play, so for some people that price may seem worth it.

But it begs the question: why are you playing the game? Because you actually enjoy it, or because you enjoy the endless pursuit of unlocking more stuff?
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Video: Let's Replay Super Mario Kart

andy10

4 years ago

@smelly You've clearly never had to program in Mode 7! It was like modes 1 to 6 but way harder.
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Microsoft will refund your Xbox Live Gold subscription, post-paywall removal

andy10

4 years ago

Hooray! I renewed my annual sub on Xbox 360 in February so I could access the online features in Dark Souls 2. Now my Xbox is gathering dust - will definitely try applying for this refund.
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That ET Atari game really was buried in New Mexico

andy10

4 years ago

@dogmanstaruk Oh come on, it's just a joke. If instead it'd been Sony involved you could've easily replaced "Ryse" with "Knack".
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Video: See seven minutes of Roll7's Not a Hero in action

andy10

4 years ago

@BearFishPie You're lucky you haven't run into any issues. I'm not sure what the cause is, but the game consistently crashes for me. If I'm lucky I can play through one level before it hard crashes. At which point I give up playing for another week. I can't remember the last time I played a game this unstable.
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andy10

4 years ago

Please. Fix. Olli. Olli.
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Botanicula to bring joy, wonder to iPad next week

andy10

4 years ago

Fantastic news for ipad owners. I'm still praying for a Vita version. Currently playing through Machinarium and absolutely loving it.
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The Division dev: Watch Dogs delay "an important message"

andy10

4 years ago

Surely the key problem isn't delays but committing to unrealistic and unachievable release dates in the first place. It's only a 'delay' if you've already stuck your peg in the sand.
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What Burial at Sea means for the wider BioShock universe

andy10

4 years ago

@ubergine Fair enough; if you didn't like Bioshock Infinite then this probably won't do much to change your mind. I think your DLC philosophy is a little restrictive though. And not sure I agree with your examples - I'd argue Burial at Sea adds to/changes the main game every bit as much as the Skyrim DLC.
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andy10

4 years ago

@Some_Goats I probably over-reacted, just a little tired of all the "why is eurogamer even publishing this?" comments that usually accompany the weekend segments.
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andy10

4 years ago

@Some_Goats I thought we'd moved past the obligatory 'snarky' Outside Xbox comment each week? If you dont like it, don't watch it; we don't need to know.
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andy10

4 years ago

@ubergine That's a shame you feel that way. You're really missing out - Burial at Sea is fantastic. Probably ranks in my top 5 DLC alongside Bioshock 2's Minerva's Den and the additional Dishonored story/campaign.
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Tickets go on sale for EGX London 2014

andy10

4 years ago

Ah, I jumped in and bought a super pass full price before I saw the Virgin Media deal. Hoping for smaller queues and a better line up than last year. Despite it being the first time I got to sample the next gen consoles, there was nothing that blew me away.
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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed on PC

andy10

4 years ago

@Rev0Knuckle I can't speak for Xbox One, but have been playing Naval Strike on PS4 for last couple of days and rubber banding is back with a vengeance.
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OlliOlli developer's next game revealed

andy10

4 years ago

@7M7 That's great - thanks very much for sharing that. I'd love to know more about this Spanish crack team of Vita specialists...
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andy10

4 years ago

@7M7 Agreed - a fix for the Vita would be good. It always crashes for me after playing more than one level. I enjoy the game but I think this is unacceptable.
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Costume Quest 2 is real, coming this Halloween

andy10

4 years ago

Great news - fantastic little game with something of a Peanuts-esque vibe to it. Now please announce a sequel to the glorious Stacking and I'll die happy.
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PSN maintenance today until 10pm GMT

andy10

4 years ago

@lucky_jim I use a wired connection too but a few times a week the store will just time out while I'm trying to get into it. Seems to be particularly bad when the new PS+ game hits every month, so I figured it was something at the server end. The rest of the time it's fine.

In summary, it's not a huge deal, I wasn't trying to make some anti-Sony point and I'm glad others have no issues with it. That's just my experience.
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andy10

4 years ago

I have to say I find accessing the PSN Store on PS4 to be patchy at best anyway - if you hadn't advertised this I doubt I would have noticed a difference.
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Naughty Dog bosses deny Uncharted director Amy Hennig was "forced out"

andy10

4 years ago

There's still nothing in their statement to suggest she wasn't forced out, just that two particular people weren't solely responsible for it.
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Mob Wives star claims Grand Theft Auto 5 ripped off her life

andy10

4 years ago

Good luck with that. You might want to get your legal advice from Cypress Hill.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-02-cypress-hills-shagg-loses-usd250m-grand-theft-auto-lawsuit

Or not.
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Remember Call of Duty Elite? It's shutting down this Friday

andy10

4 years ago

@Stan546 I recently picked up Ghosts on PS4 for £32 (admittedly, I still feel I overpaid). Even the next-gen versions are already being discounted, only a few months after release.
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Video: Let's Replay Thief: The Dark Project

andy10

4 years ago

@Sunsprie If I remember, that mission started with you diving underwater from street level. Despite counting Thief as one of my favourite games of all time, I don't think I ever made it past that level.

What I loved about the game wad how upping the difficulty would add extra objectives and, in some cases, extra portions to the level. I spent hours on "Assassins" on difficult, intentionally triggering the alarm in the mansion so I could enjoy creeping home through the sprawling city while all the guards patrolled the streets looking for me. Brilliant stuff.
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Man completes Super Mario Bros. with the lowest possible score

andy10

4 years ago

@garyharris Absolutely: Super Mario 64 only added ONE extra dimension, and they expected us to believe it was "next-gen"?
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andy10

4 years ago

Dear Eurogamer, I've counted at least FIVE articles on this "Super Mario Brothers" in the last few months. I'm sick of hearing about this over-hyped game, which seems to be plastered all over the internet. You're clearly getting paid by Nintendo to churn out articles about this game.

EDIT: AND an article about Street Fighter 2 on the same day? A fighting game no-one cares about and Nintendo timed-exclusive, no less. Grr, I'm so angry! You guys are taking the mickey. Follow the money, sheeple... chem trails.
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How roll7 made a game that was nearly impossible to beat

andy10

4 years ago

@bunglebonce Agreed. If I'm lucky I get to play one level before it crashes. At which point I decide to go off and do something else. I want to love this game but it's one of the least stable games I've played in a while.
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Earth Defense Force 2025 review

andy10

4 years ago

@sethsez It all depends on what you want from reviews. I've always come here for the quirkiness and occasional irreverence; I don't enjoy scientific breakdowns of what a game is. Most of the time I'm familiar with the gameplay concepts and I can easily go to youtube to see the game in action.

From many of the comments above it seems many people want a piece-by-piece breakdown of sound/graphics/controls, perhaps in a full-on graphics equaliser style like many 90s games mags did. Which is fine - there are plenty of other sites that cater to that. I also feel many are just angry that a review hasn't vindicated their personally-held belief of what the game ought to deserve, despite not yet having played it. Which is something I will never understand.
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andy10

4 years ago

@chococat Go somewhere else then. I like a review that entertains me and points out all of the ridiculous cliches we've become overly accustomed to. Some people have clearly already made up their mind and will lap up this game no matter what. In which case, why are you bothering to read a review and getting angry about it? I'm glad I now don't have to waste my time, which is something that is becoming more and more scarce as I get older.

Also, it's clear the anti-female brigade is out in force. Shame on you.
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Myst gets remade, again, in realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

andy10

4 years ago

@Mister-Wario I get the impression Myst was much more of a "phenomenon" in the US. I don't remember it making that big of a splash in the UK but I could be wrong; it was a while ago now!
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Battlefield 4 launches Player Appreciation Month in February

andy10

4 years ago

@Suarez07 Haha, brilliant. Recently I've also seen other players "stuck" in the crouch pose, skating across the map while in a completely static posture. It's hilarious.

You know, maybe I have got my money's worth after all. There's something comforting about such silly things happening in such a serious modern-military shooter. I'd love to see DICE have a bit more intentional fun with it and embrace it. Let's have some mappacks with ridiculous Unreal Tournament-style levels set in giant bedrooms, military men bouncing around on jump-pads and toy helicopters strafing each other. Who am I kidding - it'll never happen.
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andy10

4 years ago

@Suarez07 That's very true - I know how you feel. Having said that, there are a few random bugs that have made me smile. A squadmate ended up underneath the level geometry in Hainan Resort and, without realising, the rest of us spawned on him. Cue several minutes of us floating in endless space underneath the map and trying to knife/grenade each other to end our misery.
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andy10

4 years ago

@Suarez07 Oh I'm bad at the game for sure - that was never in any doubt ;) I wish I could enjoy being bad in free, uninterrupted, seamless glory.
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andy10

4 years ago

I tried Battlefield 4 on PS4 at the weekend. I thought the last patch had improved things but it's gone back to being utterly unplayable. Every 3-4 seconds I get a long judder and the game hitches. Constantly, regularly, every few seconds. This used to be a problem with a few of the maps but now seems to be plaguing all of them, including the smaller team deathmatch games. I've checked my connection, plugged directly into the router, with no joy. Flying aircraft is near impossible. A quick glance of the EA forums suggests I'm far from alone. I even logged onto a special DICE server this weekend where they wanted people to play to "stress test" their infrastructure (it was as bad as ever).

I've given them the benefit of the doubt - I understand launching a huge multiplayer game on new consoles is tough and I've tried to be patient. But, three months on, this is getting to the point of unacceptable, particularly when I've spent close to £100 upfront for the game and Premium access (I've learnt my lesson the hard way). And I'm sorry, but battlepacks and special challenges are useless if I can't play the bloody thing!

Rant over.
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In Dark Souls 2 undead players can still be invaded

andy10

4 years ago

Let's be honest, there are two types of players. There are those who finished Dark Souls two years ago, have new game plussed 10 times, and still delight in jumping into other people's games and messing them up. And then there are those who are still tentatively, belatedly, working on their first playthrough and dread the moment these superwarriors with their mystical armour of great strength and one-hit-kill magic wands invade their games and mess them up. Don't these powerful players know how much of a struggle it is already? Do you think this is helping in any way? Yes your armour is very impressive and shiny but I might as well just toss myself off this nearby cliff and save you the pitiful shame of striking me down in one blow.

As you can tell, I'm in the latter camp.
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