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We talked to the British Museum about the logo for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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1 month ago

@Indication Simple it's IV in Star Wars. Forget the Romans or Tudors, the Jedi said it and that's what goes.

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
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1 month ago

Has no one ever seen a clock!? IIII is extremely common, although IV is used too.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 sold another 1m copies in the UK in 2017

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2 months ago

I know this is a bit of a meme in the comments section but surely its not that hard to comprehend. There are more than 90m gamers in the world, and new ones are buying consoles and PCs every day.
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How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

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5 months ago

The trouble with this is that we are looking at how to create a better game, but EA are trying to create a more profitable game.

They are simply different aims and so require different methods to achieve, so while these ideas are good ones, you need to come at it from a different angle.

edit: @up_the_ante gets it!
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes investigated by Belgian Gaming Commission

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5 months ago

@vichood Oh, that's sad news.

Please pass the baton onto someone else. It was nice having someone take this issue seriously for once.
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Riot Games' founders are ditching their management roles and returning to making games

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6 months ago

it's looking forward to finally putting "the 's' in Riot Games"
Heh, funny line, clever :)
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Shadow of War players are using tricks and cheats to combat loot boxes

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6 months ago

@PoundTheMound Well if Shadow of War gave out speedboats as prizes and donated their profits to cancer research maybe that would be an apt comparison...
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6 months ago

@PoundTheMound This is Eurogamer, not Euroraffler.

If this was a website for raffle fans then perhaps we'd all be getting behind these changes to the game :confused:
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Shadow of War developer discusses the game's controversial loot boxes

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7 months ago

These interviews where the interviewer can't ask the questions everyone knows they should ask, and the interviewee can't give the answers everyone knows they should give, are just a giant waste of everyone's time.
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You can now play the impressive fan remake of Tomb Raider 2

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8 months ago

If this is a demo does that mean they still have lots of work left to do to finish the rest of the game? Or is it done?
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Steam users review-bomb Sonic Mania over unexpected DRM

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8 months ago

@pelican_

At the end of the day publishers are well within their right to protect their products from piracy.

That's true, but consumers are also within their rights to be informed about it before they hand over their money.

It must be mentioned on the Steam page and it wasn't, and it must be in the license agreement when the game is installed, and it wasn't.

These are mistakes on the part of Sega, not the consumer.
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8 months ago

@moroboshi No, they are there to share your opinion on the product as a whole, and that includes DRM, value for money, technical issues, ease of use, and other things which aren't directly related to gameplay.

These are all things that may be helpful to potential buyers.
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8 months ago

@SuperSoupy I need to log into Steam whenever I want to play one of my licenses.

Have you tried them all? You night be surprised. There are quite a few DRM free games on Steam, and none of these require logging into Steam.

http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games

Steam itself isn't DRM, but it does offer a DRM feature that publishers can choose (or choose not) to use.
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Why Obsidian turned down a Game of Thrones video game

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8 months ago

I agree they shouldn't redo the books, I don't want to play a game where I already know the story.

But if you can't imagine an RPG set in Westeros, I'd say you must lack imagination! The world is perfect for it.
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EA: "I see no reason why we shouldn't come back to Mass Effect"

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8 months ago

Is it not utterly depressing for a BioWare fan to think that a Destiny clone is where they're concentrating their efforts for the next 10 (!) years?

I guess I'll check on them again in 2027...
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The next Anno goes back to the past

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8 months ago

Phew, I really didn't like the atmosphere of the future ones much (though they still had good gameplay) and the ones set in the past had a lot more charm.
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Jelly Deals: Get 10% off Destiny 2 PC pre-orders for one day only

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8 months ago

@Eraysor Indeed, I like to follow Martin Robinson's advice:

One obvious answer is don't pre-order, advice that is well worth sticking to in this continuing age of precarious launches. Buying blind is a mug's game, which makes the machinations of publishers looking to pry money away from you with pre-order bonuses all the more distasteful. Being there on day one, when servers are being toppled as crowds rush in like Black Friday mobs, isn't all it's cracked up to be, and it's better to stroll in at a more civil hour once the dust has settled. If more people expressed some restraint, it might send the right message to publishers, too.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-10-26-bethesdas-anti-consumer-review-policy-comes-as-no-surprise
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BioWare has already plotted out "theoretical" Dragon Age 4 and 5

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8 months ago

I hope they have good plans.

DA:I was in my opinion a poor game, and if the sequel isn't a big improvement they will likely have killed off a second big franchise.
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LawBreakers review

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8 months ago

don't be fooled into thinking this is just another also-ran hero shooter wannabe.
I want to believe that but unfortunately this review hasn't convinced me.
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No Man's Sky fans excited by leak promising "joint exploration"

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8 months ago

Have we learned nothing?
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Let kids play video games to "save the country", UK spy chief says

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8 months ago

This is kind of missing the point (or purposefully spun to make a different point).

He's talking about computers and the internet, video games are probably one of the least useful things you can do from in front of a screen. They want computer scientists and engineers, and none of those skills are learned playing video games.
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Flood of new Steam games following Direct introduction

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8 months ago

@FilthyAnimal Most of those are a long way from mainstream. I read every day here at EG and most of them (except PUBG and Rainbow 6) have barely had a word written about them.

I know EG are pretty poor on PC games but in this sense it does a better job of introducing me to them than an independent games media website! I think that's pretty good.
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8 months ago

@FilthyAnimal Well all those section you've dismissed are useful for discovering new games! Although not as useful as the internet which is just a new tab away, and is where I would usually go to discover them.

The discovery queue is brand new, so will take a bit of tuning, but it seems like a good idea to me. As an example, here's what in my discovery queue:

1. PUBG
2. The Hunter Call of the Wild
3. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
4. Paladins
5. Total War: WARHAMMER II
6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege
7. LawBreakers
8. H1Z1: King of the Kill
9. Slime Rancher
10. The Escapists 2
11. Factorio
12. The Long Dark

These are all good suggestions IMO and not a piece of shovelware anywhere in sight.

if you're looking in the 'new releases' only, and you're constantly clicking 'not interested' on online games and survival games, perhaps there is literally nothing both new and genuinely good to show you so you are only left with the dregs.
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8 months ago

@ambershee Totally unreliable - the only curators you can look to are usually the same people who already have an established media presence elsewhere (so what's the point?)

But aren't you suggesting someone who works at Steam curate them instead?

That's like trusting the salesman at Curry's to recommend you a TV instead of reading independent reviews. I don't see how that's an improvement.
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8 months ago

Those of you who say there is no elevation of good games, or that Valve will promote fake games as much as genuinely good games - what do your Steam front pages look like? Show us a screenshot or something so we can see the issue.

My front page has no asset flipping games, or anything I would describe as purposefully bad/low effort. There's a some stuff there I haven't heard of, but a quick google seems to suggest they are genuinely good or interesting games.

I have some stuff that is trending among my friends - all good. Some stuff curated by people like RPS, Giant Bomb, and a historical war games group I like. Again all worthy of a look. I see top sellers, I see stuff recommended based on the genres I like, stuff from my wishlists that have had a recent update.

I've been a Steam member for 12 years, and have nearly 200 games, I have never been ripped off by a fake game or an asset flip.

Someone give an example of how they have been affected by this issue, as it's kind of hard for me to understand but many people get very angry about it so there must be something I'm missing!
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8 months ago

As long as I am not forced to buy them I don't really care if bad games are sold on Steam.

I would much rather Valve err on the side of letting too many titles through than missing out on a game because someone has pre-decided that I won't like it.
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Rainbow Six Siege gets 2.3m players a day, Ubisoft says

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9 months ago

Long tail games are the best games.
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Rockstar sued over Auntie Poulet from 15-year-old Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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9 months ago

This is a bit different to the Lohan case, where Rockstar maintained that the character had nothing to do with Lohan and was not based on her.

In this case, Rockstar used the same actor so it would be difficult for them to credibly make that claim.

I still expect it to go nowhere however because:

"The court alleged that even if the fictitious characters were based on Lohan and Gravano, a video game is a work of fiction and thus falls outside the statutory definitions of "advertising" or "trade" so the plaintiffs' complaints that their likeness was used to sell a product didn't hold up."
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-09-01-lindsay-lohans-grand-theft-auto-lawsuit-rules-in-rockstars-favour
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9 months ago

Who can forget the time Lindsey Lohan sued Rockstar for allegedly using her likeness in Grand Theft Auto 5?
It's one of those stories we'll all be telling our grandchildren about for sure.
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PlayerUnknown defends Battlegrounds' controversial key and crate system

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9 months ago

@PSfourskin It's obviously not the same because I've never heard of a kid stealing his parents' credit card to buy thousands of kinder eggs.
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BioWare veteran and Anthem lead designer Corey Gaspur passes away

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9 months ago

@MrBeens I know nothing specific but I understand how the news is reported. But you're right, assumptions are unfair so I deleted my post.
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The three times EA mentioned Mass Effect: Andromeda in its financial results

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9 months ago

EA sent a another survey (I completed one a few months ago) to me yesterday asking my feelings about Andromeda.

They are trying to work out what went wrong.
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Civilization 6 introduces Nubia as next civ

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9 months ago

Brand Nubian baby, here to flip it again
And you know it don't stop until the party ends
So get your hands up high, if you feel me reply
Cos you know these brothers here we keep it extra tight
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So, how's Sports Direct doing now it's bought a chunk of GAME?

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9 months ago

Sports Direct share price went up 8% today after the results https://www.google.co.uk/finance?q=LON:SPD
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Can PS4 Pro really deliver Destiny 2 at 4K?

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9 months ago

So what's the answer to the headline question? Can PS4 Pro really deliver Destiny 2 at 4K?

My reading of the article makes the answer "no", but if you're going to put a question in the headline I feel like you should answer it for us in the article...

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There's a Paul McCartney Easter egg in the Destiny 2 beta

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9 months ago

@phatpantz Beyonce, Jay-Z and Eminem have already been performing for over 20 years so they seem like bad examples...
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Sports Direct buys chunk of GAME

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9 months ago

OK, I used to be one of the few people that defended GAME when it comes up in the comment section.

Unlikely to continue that in future I reckon.
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Riot blames Brexit for 20% League of Legends in-game currency price hike

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10 months ago

@mattshark failed to highlight the many benefits of the EU.

I think the trouble is that the government had spent so many years scapegoating the EU for what are in fact national problems, that they painted themselves into a corner.

They basically blamed the EU for all our problems, and then said things would get even worse if we left. With such a negative attitude there was nothing for people to aspire to.

Leave's campaign may have been largely bullshit, but at least it spoke of a positive vision for the future.

The parallels with the general election are obvious, and it boggles my mind that the Conservatives did not seem to learn the lesson.
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10 months ago

@StormReach In their mind the Remain campaign did a right on job.

I honestly don't think I've heard a single person ever say that.

It was an absolute shitshow and I suspect most Remain voters are even more frustrated by the Remain campaign than Leave voters.
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10 months ago

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10 months ago

@its-Captain-snowy Linking the price rise to Brexit is not convenient, it is completely obvious, and trying to unlink the two is simply a textbook example of denial.
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10 months ago

It was bad enough when people told us we shouldn't go on about the potential negative consequences of Brexit because they were just predictions back then (Project Fear), but I have to admit I'm getting pretty fucking angry at people saying we still shouldn't mention those consequences even as they are happening in front of our eyes!
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 leak hints at hero roster

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10 months ago

@Crackerjacker You're not the first person I've heard say that. I really should give Clone Wars a proper go.
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10 months ago

OK I have very little interest in this game but I have to admit the idea of using General Grievous as a hero is pretty damn appealing!



He was my favourite character to use in Lego Star Wars :D
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Liberty City in GTA5 mod shut down

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10 months ago

"You know, if there is one thing that I have learned, it is that we must obey the rules of the game. We can pick the game, Niko Bellic. But we cannot change the rules."

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Five Nights at Freddy's dev announces, cancels next game

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10 months ago

@flooff That's a brave move for an indie developer, such success is very difficult, personally I'd be milking that cash cow.

He may be an 'indie developer', but already has more milk than he could drink in a lifetime.
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PayPal's £5 off Steam sale offer reminds us to always read the small print

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10 months ago

Any offer like this can be pulled at any time without any reason.

If you don't want to read the small print, just assume that clause is always there.
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Is Annihilation Mode enough to save Dawn of War 3?

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10 months ago

@frightlever You just described me. I played DoW2 single player and even bought all the expansions - I was a big fan - but this seems like it has very little to offer if you're not into multiplayer.

If SP was sacrificed for a massive improvement to MP then maybe I'd be OK with it, but it doesn't even seem like that is the case.
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Rockstar relaxes GTA single-player mod stance

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10 months ago

@QuitYourYappin I think I'm starting to see why you've acquired faithful downvoters, heh.
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Nearly four years later, GTA5 once again tops chart

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10 months ago

@Optimaximal They won't amend their existing reviews, there's no point in pretending it didn't happen, and knowing that it did will be useful information to a potential buyer.

But I imagine future reviews will be kinder.
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