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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

berelain

1 month ago

@ArtyEG good grief, you're not wrong.

Also there's no direct link to the news archives. Have to scroll down to get to them.

Also also... no persistent menu navigation of 'jump to top' buttons? When I'm scrolling through a long article or comments thread, I don't want to have to scroll all the way back up to the top to click a different menu link or go back to the homepage :/
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berelain

1 month ago

The archive page is horrendous on mobile. Have to scroll forever to get through the articles to find a story you're interested in; the lack of images makes it look like an old RSS feed.
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Dynasty Warriors 9 review - long-awaited reboot falls flat

berelain

2 months ago

Wow. Seems like I'm one of few people out there really enjoying this. The shift to open world works for me - there's no reason to explore and I'm mostly skipping the side missions, but the way it opens up the strategy around the main battles is really impressive. The battle of Chibi feels like it's been lifted straight out of Red Cliff, and it's far more dramatic and engaging than previous iterations. The more serious, character focussed story really works for me as.well.

It's all over the place technically - I managed to get the pc version running well after knocking down the resolution and tweaking a few driver settings - but that hasn't held back my enjoyment of the game so far. It's still got the over-the-top combat and epic sense of scale the series is known for, but in a much more convincing setting (enemy forts are no longer just Square buildings, but are actual cities with gates that need battering down and walls that need scaling).

Oh well. I'm having a lot of fun with it, anyway.
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Gaming's greatest shotgun, and the FPS that made Monolith what it is today

berelain

6 months ago

Those who say FEAR has the best AI have clearly never played Halo 3 / ODST / Reach on Legenday. The emergent gameplay that AI is capable of is spectacular. The FEAR AI was great, but all they really did was outflank you and take cover. Even Killzone 3's AI was pretty much as good as FEAR's on higher difficulties.

And I still maintain that Doom 2's Super Shotgun remains the best shotgun in games, good as FEAR's was. Though I will give a shoutout to Road Redemption's shotgun as well, which feels hella mighty when you blast another rider off their bike with it then do a Terminator style reload.
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Arms is getting another big update, and another new fighter

berelain

6 months ago

@tjtjtj because a new character just means I can do the same things with a different skin and a couple of slightly different weapon types. What the game could really use are some more game modes and things to do in general.
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berelain

6 months ago

That doesn't really seem like that much of an update (achievements and a new character? Meh). Certainly not enough to make me want to go back and play any more of Arms, anyway.
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How community coders are remaking the best - and the worst - Sonic games

berelain

6 months ago

I just had a crack at Sonic 2 HD, and it's pretty good. The artwork is beautitful, but the engine needs a bit of work on the physics. Still, it's better than Sonic 4...
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

berelain

7 months ago

not surprised.

The first game was moderately entertaining, if you ignored the utter bollocks of the story, but the moment I finished playing the game I uninstalled it and have never really thought about it since.

The fact that they've doubled down on the terrible, lore-breaking story suggests they've seriously misread their audience.
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Street Fighter 5 will finally get an arcade mode in 2018, big Amazon leak reveals

berelain

7 months ago

Shame they aren't changing the art style to something that isn't hideous.
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Road Redemption review

berelain

7 months ago

someone who still holds a candle for Natasha and still bears a grudge against Biff, and who's read Sega Power's Road Rash novel through more than once
That Road Rash novel was superb.

As for Road Redemption... I actually really enjoy it, for what it is. All of your critiques on bang on, but there's still a heart to it that's often missing from games.
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Microsoft kills off Groove Music subscription service

berelain

7 months ago

@steuph I thought Amazon and Apple only included music you'd bought through their services, I didn't know you could upload your own tracks to them in any form?

It still sucks that Spotify doesn't do anything similar, though.
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berelain

7 months ago

Everyone talking about the ability to upload your own music to OneDrive - it was a great feature, but Google Play Music does offer the same functionality; you can upload your own music to your music library and access it from anywhere. It's one of the primary reasons I use it over Spotify.
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berelain

7 months ago

It was actually a pretty good streaming service. Had a better selection of music than Spotify at times. Ended up ditching it and going with Google Play Music for cheap family pass and ease of adding your own songs to the library, but I enjoyed using Groove whilst it lasted.
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Forza Motorsport 7's VIP membership has changed - for the worse

berelain

7 months ago

@riceNpea you know Greenman Gaming does this already, right?
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berelain

7 months ago

This is shitty, but tbh I don't know why people are buying the VIP membership thing anyway. I've never bothered with it, and never felt like my progression in the game is in any way stunted. Just seemed a dumb way to burn an extra 20.
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Forza Motorsport 7 is delivering something few other driving games offer anymore

berelain

7 months ago

@jabberwocky ack, it's still missing in Forza 7 then? Gods damnit.
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berelain

7 months ago

@Oli but does it allow splitscreen + AI drivers? the Xbox 360 Forza games always allowed a couple of AI racers to drive alongside you, but they've been missing on the Xbox One editions of the game :(
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berelain

7 months ago

I wasn't expecting to be excited about a new Forza game - whilst I've bought pretty much every game in the series and enjoyed them, they're rarely anything to get really thrilled about (except for the Horizon series, anyway) the demo for 7 really sold me on why I needed to own it as soon as possible.

Damnit Turn 10.

I just hope they've improved splitscreen multiplayer this time.
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Jelly Deals: Amazon introduces six new Alexa-enabled devices

berelain

7 months ago

Might have been a good idea to mention the prices in the article, too. I thought the Echo Show sounded pretty neat until I saw it was 200. No thanks.
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Blizzard launches Battle.net mobile app for Android and iOS

berelain

7 months ago

"If you've ever wanted to see what games your friends are playing while you're headed home on the bus, or quickly add a new friend you've met out on the town"
Can't say as I have if I'm honest, but hey, at least if I ever do I'll be able to. But who ever met someone 'out on the town' and thought 'damn, she's hot, I'll see if I can get her battletag so I can play some World of Warcraft with her'?
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer slams Fortnite for "replicating" gameplay

berelain

7 months ago

Wow. Just wow.

I mean, if anything they could be pissy because Fortnite's mode actually does things that aren't already in PUBG (and any number of other Battle Royale modes in other games). But it's still a very different game to play, even if its overall mechanics are very similar.
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Square Enix is trying to get full-fat Final Fantasy 15 on Nintendo Switch

berelain

7 months ago

This sounds interesting, and I'd probably double-dip and buy the game again for the Switch. But... given the PS4 and Xbox One versions run pretty badly at times, I'm not that confident in Square Enix's ability to optimise the game well for Nintendo's hardware...
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Final Fantasy 9 gets PlayStation 4 re-release

berelain

7 months ago

This version looks to be similar to edition of FF9 which was ported to PS4 last year
Wait what?
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It looks like Dragon's Crown Pro is coming to PS4

berelain

7 months ago

YES! YES!

I loved Dragon's Crown; it was a great continuation of the classic Golden Axe style of game. And the artwork was beautiful (even if the art style was sometimes... questionable).

I would buy this again in a heartbeat.
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 is shaping up to be every bit as good as its predecessor

berelain

7 months ago

I'm so looking forward to trying this out. I oved the first game, and it really sounds like Larian has doubled down on everything that made it so unique. It was a particular joy to play through in co-op, so I'm tempted to avoid the single player and just do a full co-op run through instead..
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PewDiePie apologises for racial slur

berelain

7 months ago

The guy is an ass, and emblematic of the whole problem with 'streamer culture'. Bedroom celebrities who get famous and make silly money playing games but have no moral foundation, rules, or even guidelines to adhere to. yet they get treated like royalty by companies and consumers eager to hear what they have to say, even when they're being paid by a company to say it.

(Note: I'm not having a dig at streamers or youtubers here. Most people who stream games etc are cool. PDP is not. You don't 'accidentally' drop a word in the heat of the moment unless it's part of your vocabulary anyway).
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Nintendo announces NES mini back in production

berelain

7 months ago

This will not please the people who already paid inflated prices for the NES mini last year.

However it's about time Nintendo actually realised that the best way to meet consumer demand for a product is by actually meeting consumer demand.
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap sold better on Switch than all other platforms combined

berelain

7 months ago

No surprises. I've been planning to pick this up for a while, and have to admit I'll probably go for the Switch version when I do.
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Firewatch dev threatens Pewdiepie video takedown, following YouTube star's use of N-word

berelain

7 months ago

why do people still follow this asshat?
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Dragon Age writer and Sunless Sea creative director unveils Cultist Simulator

berelain

8 months ago

This just makes me remember how much I need to play The Shrouded Isle :/
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Fatshark announces Vermintide 2

berelain

8 months ago

Nurgle's followers aren't actually called Nurglings. Nurglings are just a type of (somewhat comedic) minor Daemon of Nurgle..

Anyway, looking forward to this. Enjoyed the first game for what it was.
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Microsoft discontinued the original Xbox One after the S launched

berelain

8 months ago

How is this news?? I thought this was fairly obvious. Can't see why anyone would have wanted to buy an original Xbox One when the S offers a lot more for the price (4k bluray drive, HDR, 4k support, slightly faster processor)
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Watch: We fought Shadow of War's Balrog

berelain

8 months ago

Wow. Monolith and WB really do want to piss all over the LOTR license, don't they?
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It looks like Capcom's fixed Chun-Li's face in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

berelain

8 months ago

Just a shame all the other characters still look awful, then.
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Doom guy is in Quake Champions

berelain

8 months ago

The Doom Slayer is what he's referred to as in Doom 2016, as Th3P1ch says.

This doesn't come as a surprise; now all we need is Bitterman and Orbb...
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Nidhogg 2 review

berelain

8 months ago

I've been having an absolute blast with this. The see-saw gameplay has resulted in some of the most tense, if hilarious, competitive bouts I've ever experienced. Massive fun, and well worth the asking price.

I actually love the grotesque visual style, too.
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Hellblade deletes your save file if you die too many times

berelain

9 months ago

Sounds great to me. Reminds me a bit of the permadeath in Steel Battalion, where if you didn't hit the ejector button on the controller before your 'mech exploded, your save game was erased.

Looking forward to diving into this when I get home from work.
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Destiny 2 reveals promo with "renowned lifestyle partners" Rockstar Energy and Pop-Tarts

berelain

9 months ago

It's like publishers *want* people to hate their games.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War has loot boxes

berelain

9 months ago

Another reason not to buy this, then. As if the bastardisation of practically every aspect of Middle Earth lore wasn't enough of a reason anyway.
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Dynasty Warriors 9 heads west on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

berelain

9 months ago

I'm very much looking forward to this. I know many people rag on Omega Force's output for being too similar, but personally I find the games really engaging- there are dozens of different weapons and characters, each of which has different combos and traits, and OF really excel at packing their games full of content - I've spent well over 80 hours on DW8 and still haven't completed all of the story mode missions or all of the Legends mode. They're not for everyone, but they're the closest thing to a modern day Streets of Rage style brawler in my book - I'd love to see a Golden Axe Warriors...
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berelain

9 months ago

@Fourfoldroot Nobody knows how 9 compares because it isn't out yet ;) But 8 basically is the mass battles from DQH2 for the entire game. There's no exploration, just lots of awesome fighting. And strategic strategy.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 review

berelain

9 months ago

Isn't this review... er... about 4 months late?
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Capcom says it'll fix Chun-Li's face in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

berelain

9 months ago

Great.

I mean, the visuals were bad, but they were far from the worst thing about the game based on the story demo that came out at E3...
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Diablo 3 free this weekend on Xbox Live Gold

berelain

9 months ago

Just to clarify - you don't get to download and keep the game, right? you can just play it for free for a week?
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Pyre review

berelain

9 months ago

Oh crap, this is out today? I need to buy it.
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Atari is making a hat with speakers in it

berelain

9 months ago

ahh, so now people on public transport will be able to annoy people even easier than before, and instead of music blaring out through tinny phone speakers and cheap-ass speaker attachments it'll be blaring out from tinny Atari-branded cap speakers instead.
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Can PS4 Pro really deliver Destiny 2 at 4K?

berelain

9 months ago

@justerthought what on earth are you on about?

All gamers want right now is a higher resolution than 1080p that can be downsampled to give extremely smooth anti aliasing like a 1080p Pixar animated movie at a smooth frame rate.
Speak for yourself. I do have a 4K TV and would actually like to see my consoles making use of the resolution increase.

Digital Foundry have been far too hyped over the XB1X as if a 40% boost is a game changer..... Computers require more than a 40% boost to make a big difference. PS4 Pro was 100% more powerful than the base PS4 but it's not mind blowing.
Your figures here don't make sense. You think the Xbox One X is 40% more powerful than an Xbox One, but the PS4 Pro is 100% more powerful than the PS4? I'm not sure what figures you've been working from there... or what relevance they have. Graphical power is no longer about how fast the processor is or how much RAM the console has; it can't be measured by a simple percentage...



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berelain

9 months ago

@Adge I wish I had your PS2.
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Here's how Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Remastered looks

berelain

9 months ago

Any word on how big the graphical improvements are? Curious to know whether this is just a port of the PC version to PS4 and Xbox One, or whether it's been improved any further.

I really hope Capcom does make a proper sequel to this some day. I've dumped hundreds of hours into the PC version of the game and god knows how many into the Xbox / PS3 versions.
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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle stars characters from Persona and Under Night In-Birth

berelain

9 months ago

Finally ;) Thanks Wes.

This looks pretty sweet. I do wish the Guilty Gear cast were represented, but I guess with the Xrd series being 3D and all that wasn't likely.

Intrigued to see how far the RWBY collab goes - whether it's just one character or several from the series. Also hoping some Persona 5 characters will turn up...
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