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How video games are helping to build a new generation

bobdebob

4 years ago

video game culture
These kids - these loom banded freaks - are going to try and change the way things work around here. And it's games, in part, that will have empowered them to do that.
Fuck off, why does the video game industry like to huff its own fumes?
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P.T. is more than a teaser - it's a great game in its own right

bobdebob

4 years ago

Aside from graphical polish, it does not play better than a derivative indie horror title.
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Free to Play film review

bobdebob

4 years ago

@mvrander
No they're not going to improve their physique while playing nor are they probably worthy of being called an athlete but are the top class esports players/gamers worthy of admiration for their levels of skill and dedication?
No.
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War has changed. But has Hideo Kojima?

bobdebob

4 years ago

Kojima won't let go of MG because his ego won't let him. He credits himself as the voice of God in Peace Walker.

Also I don't know why everyone is so hung upon Hayter being replaced, he's rubbish, so overacted and hammy, I mean compare MGS1 to Twin Snakes.
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Unreal Tournament retrospective

bobdebob

4 years ago

The best map is actually Morpheus.
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Games of 2013: Papers, Please

bobdebob

4 years ago

A 5 minute Warioware-esque game stretched out to boredom. A digital job.

Jesus, you could could get the same experience and issues at working at Tesco's except you'd get paid.
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Taking games seriously

bobdebob

4 years ago

@DreadedWalrus
You're giving Yager a little too much credit, I'm convinced that they picked Dubai purely for aesthetic reasons as evidenced by the fact that the citizens are your stereotypical ragheads with AKs.
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bobdebob

4 years ago

@Frybird
Do you save the Titanic when you press stop before it sinks? Does Winston not get captured by the thought police if you stop reading?

Do you understand the level of difference between shooting someone in a videogame and actually taking someone's life?

It didn't get me angry it made me roll my eyes.

Yager based that moment on COD4's 'Death From Above' without understanding why it was made like that.
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bobdebob

4 years ago

Jesus Christ, the fact that (some) gamers think that Spec Ops: The Line is some sort of bastion for serious themes and expressions is mind-boggling.

A bog-standard cover-shooter with superficial riffs of Apocalypse Now, and a Fight Club ending.

It's another game which some gamers turn to for that ever elusive art
status. It's another game where some gamers gloss over parts of the game
just to proclaim games can be art.

Gameplay-wise it's basically a GOW-clone with fiddlier controls, grenade
spam with no dodge roll and fewer, though quite impressive, set pieces
and absolutely nothing except the exotic locale to set it apart from its
contemporaries. Fun for awhile but it becomes a slog.

Then there's the plot and setting.

Freak sandstorms hit Dubai, doesn't accept foreign aid but the Arab
League doesn't help them for some reason (or even mentioned, isn't Dubai
important to that region?), for some reason Colonel Konrad decides to go
over and help and takes troops with him (I'm not in the military but
taking 1000 or so soldiers somewhere must require higher authority) and
he radios this as well.

They disappear for SIX months and after a radio transmission where Konrad
says he's failed, the US sends a grand total of 3 people to check out
the situation.

I'm convinced that they picked Dubai, purely because it looked exotic to
them, since the Emiratis look like your sterotypical ragheads who speak
Farsi
(despite the official language being Arabic and every sign is
written in Arabic), throw stones and carry AKs. They ignore the fact
Emiratis make up only small amount of the population (being 2+ million)
and many are wealthy (apparently all the rich escaped sometime after the
sandstorm) and the rest of the population is composed of poor migrant workers
(particularly South-Asian). So the city containing only 5000 people is
complete bollocks.

And there's the white phosphorus mortar scene where after the game starts blaming you, the player, for all the deaths you just caused despite the fact you have no choice in the matter.

I understand that this scene is supposed to call back to COD4's 'Death From Above', (for me personally the most spine chilling section in any game, at least on the first go) but I don't think Yager really understood how that mission worked in COD4.
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Condemned: Criminal Origins retrospective

bobdebob

5 years ago

I thought the second was better at least control-wise, more fluid and the ability to reload.

Story I thought was slighty better since it starts with the supernatural setting rather than being tacked on at the end like in the first.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's final DLC Apocalypse is due this month on XBLA

bobdebob

5 years ago

@SpaceMonkey77
I'd say Treaych makes the better CODs, so it's no great loss creatively. The unbalanced gameplay of MW2 was IW's doing.

If Titanfall get a foothold in the FPS market, then that's a problem for Activision.

Edit:I think the 'Origin' moniker is mainly for zombies dlc.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@Bananazniper
The original COD was a MoH clone, and another WW2 game in a sea of WW2 games.
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The story of Net Yaroze, Sony's first indie push

bobdebob

5 years ago

You can still find these ISOs on the net but I'm not sure about the legality.
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Teenager's massive Skyrim mod took 2000 hours to make

bobdebob

5 years ago

@Boku
I think you're right but you're going to be negged to hell.

I mean, he's cutting off school and living off Mum and Dad, in the hopes that he might get a job with Bethesda.
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Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution retrospective

bobdebob

5 years ago

@brider
It wasn't even really the ease of juggles that annoyed me, it was how much health they took from a single mistake.

They can still take a annoying amount of health in VF5 but not to the extent they can in Tekken 5.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@AngryGingerScot
Tekken character plots got dumber with each game.

I'd rather have them blank than some stupid anime-esque stories.

Also unlike Tekken, you aren't forced to watch long juggles that take 70%-100% of your health.
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Second Life dev purchases Desura

bobdebob

5 years ago

This thing is still going?
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Vengeance review

bobdebob

5 years ago

I don't understand why people, like moths to a flame, come to COD article just to slag it off. On every single COD article.

The only problem I find with COD map packs is them being priced too highly and never coming down, 5 would be a better price point.
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Dreamfall Chapters dev responds to George Lucas' view that games are still waiting for a Titanic-style storytelling success

bobdebob

5 years ago

@Chiler
Wow, you must be pretty dense to handwave Apocalypse Now like that and think that Spec Ops is subtle.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@Chiler
Chiler:I think that Spec Ops the line tells a better story than Apocalypse Now. I can see why some wouldn't like it, the game requires an investment that restricted people lack.
Jesus H Christ, please tell me you're joking. You actually think that Spec Ops, a mediocre GoW-clone, is better than Apocalypse Now, a film considered as one of the greatest?
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@darth_paul
Come on, gamers (on forums) are the type of people who place Spec Ops in the same bracket as Apocalypse Now.

The same people who think Deus Ex and MGS can serve as a replacement for 1984.
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Extended Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer contains some serious torture

bobdebob

5 years ago

It looks like it's going to be a B-movie with gratuitous violence with some sort of heavy-handed, ham-fisted moral message along the lines of 'War is bad'. I mean, look how much skin 'Quiet' is showing, she wouldn't look out of place in a B-movie.

My god, that song in trailer was overblown.

Still, if the gameplay is up to scratch.

Edit: Judging from the trailer, dialogue has improved marginally.
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Devil May Cry dev Ninja Theory's next game is Fightback

bobdebob

5 years ago

@A_Nonny

In place of Royal Guard you can parry almost everything including Bob's Laser Walls! All that's missing is Release. Dante doesn't have Yamoto to do DarkSlayer moves but since you included Nero, I'll include Virgil who has the DS moves.

Trickster IS for dodging and speed, roll in DMC4 is character and camera dependant meaning it could turn into backflip when not intended. No need to include both when the Trickster Dodge is standard and better plus you got the equivalent of Sky Star in the form of an Angel Dodge.

It was three buttons to do a launcher in DMC4 and you had to switch to swordmaster to an Aerial Rave. Stinger is just a tad awkward in DmC.

DMC4 didn't have Rainstorm and Fireworks available on-the-fly.

The hard lock in DMC4 was iffy in all setting types, it targeted the wrongs at least 15% of the time, DmC on the other hand targeted the right one most of the time and there was a semi-manual lock on R3.

Dante didn't lose moves from Nero they got ADDED to him. They could add Exceed moves but it's not a minus from Dante. Angel Dodge works as a stand-in for Table Hopper though they could have made it a single dodge instead of a double dodge.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@A_Nonny

The story is a neat riff on 'They Live' and is at least better than DMC4's 'Jesus coming back as a giant evil statue'.

Also unlike DMC4 it doesn't pad out the game by making you go through the same levels again and the same bosses again.

And since you've ignored my points I'll state them again:

-On-the-fly style switching
-Trickster Dodge as standard instead of the camera-dependent roll of DMC4
-Separate launcher button and as a helmbreaker button
-Instant access to gunslinger moves
-A quite good semi-auto lock
-Nero's grab and pull moves and Roulette Spin integrated into Dante's moves

I didn't mind the colour coded enemies, though the designer may have gone overboard with the blade-arm design.

And the bosses weren't bad just not inspired though Virgil was decent.

Platforming sections were decent for a hack n slash.

The only other problem I found with DmC was the slightly smaller movelist and no Devil Trigger moves.

If nothing else they got a pretty solid base to build upon but I doubt they'll get the chance.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@A_Nonny
It's not a mystifying fact, it got good reviews because it's a good game.

Capcom poorly advertised (all I remember was an internet campaign) and vastly overestimated how recognisable the DMC brand was.

I don't think DMC5 would have much better especially since GOW:Ascension didn't do great and Revengeance did just enough.

I don't know about DMC3 but DmC was better than DMC4, every move available on the fly instead of switching, a separate launcher button and better camera controls.

Only problems were a slightly smaller movelist and middling boss fights.
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John Carpenter wants to make a Dead Space movie

bobdebob

5 years ago

So he'd basically be remaking 'The Thing' but set in space?

(Only played DS1.)
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The Legend of Zelda 3DS preview: Linked to the past

bobdebob

5 years ago

It's going going to suffer from same problem as New Super Mario Bros or 3D Land, in that it's really for the kids. They'll get the same kick as you when you were a child playing SMB3 or AttP for the first time but veterans know the series main mechanics back-to-front so it's not going to be much of a challenge and things may be too familiar.
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Film critic and video games' best frenemy Roger Ebert has passed

bobdebob

5 years ago

'Frenemy'? All he said was that video games can't be art and I mostly agree with him.
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Don't panic about The Hut's 70 PS4 game pricing because Sony hasn't set prices yet

bobdebob

5 years ago

70 is a lot, only a few games nowadays can justify 40, let alone 70.

The mid-tier & budget line of gaming really needs to return.
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Deus Ex: Human Defiance trademarked by Square-Enix

bobdebob

5 years ago

They won't be able to fit a sequel in the storyline properly.
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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker retrospective

bobdebob

5 years ago

It played better than MGS4, that's for sure.

But then there's that screwed up mission with Paz.
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Kojima says MGS: Ground Zeroes may be too risky to publish, sell

bobdebob

5 years ago

The taboo subject is probably child soldiers, but since it's Kojima it's going to be a ham-fisted attempt using only superficial information gleaned from action films and no real understanding of the child soldier situation.

I mean, Raiden is a white child soldier from Zanzibar(?)/Sierra Leone(?) with an American accent.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

MGS games have the subtlety of a brick, I'm almost positive the story is going to be as mature and deep as an shootout set in a sweat shop.

Remember his inspirations are from B-movies and actions films like Predator and Rambo 3.
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Man responsible for Durango leak raided by the FBI

bobdebob

5 years ago

I doubt he'll get 20 years.
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review

bobdebob

5 years ago

@Neppy
MGS1 is the only good story, everything after (bar maybe MGS3) is just shite.
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God of War: Ascension preview: Kratos' combat evolved

bobdebob

5 years ago

@DaltonBay
Cause cameras in those type of games have a habit of not listening or get stuck.
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Preposterous Saw and Kirk Douglas-themed GTA hacks are sold in African game shops

bobdebob

5 years ago

Loving the designs.

The Chinese and Russians have got some competition now.
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Fast & Furious star named as new Agent 47 in Hitman film reboot

bobdebob

5 years ago

Hitman is sort of a crap idea for film anyway as Absolution has shown.

The Hitman film was decent but other better films fill the gap anyway
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Hitman HD Trilogy live video stream

bobdebob

5 years ago

Blood Money didn't need a cover system cos the enemies weren't so suspicious of you.
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The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia review

bobdebob

5 years ago

@abeeken

Cool. I played SMB3 on all-stars on the snes so all the things that made it unique were standard by then.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@Mr.Spo
That has to be nostalgia speaking, I've played Zelda 1 WAY after release and it's not that fun to play.

I can SEE why people had fun with it, in the same way I can see SMB3 must have been amazing at the time of release.

Link to the Past and Link's Awakening DX hold up pretty well.
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UK chart: DmC Devil May Cry launch sales are just a third of Devil May Cry 4's

bobdebob

5 years ago

@kirinnokoshin

They were only 2 (or 4 counting versions) sonic games out at the time.
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bobdebob

5 years ago

@megatronx
I've only played DMC4 but old Dante looked ridiculous and had such crappy lines, the ending scene with the fire boss comes to mind.
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Blizzard's Rob Pardo comes to Jay Wilson's defence as Diablo 3 forum turns sour

bobdebob

5 years ago

@NoTheMama

'On a similar note: the people who post here on eurogamer are the most well mannered, intelligent, & understanding guys & gals on the internet.'

In comparison to other video game websites? Yes. On its own? Not exactly.

Something about video game forums attract the most bitter and angry people.
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The deleted scenes of Deus Ex

bobdebob

5 years ago

@kickerconspiracy

Yes it did, that is nostalgia blinding you. It looked uglier than UT99 which was running on the same engine.
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Konami confirms Metal Gear Solid 4: 25th Anniversary Edition is PS3 exclusive after New Zealand shop lists it for Xbox 360

bobdebob

5 years ago

Playing MGS4 made me realise how much of a fluke MGS1's storyline was.
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Ex-Free Radical devs reveal why publishers turned down TimeSplitters 4

bobdebob

5 years ago

Timesplitters would not work in this day and age simply because of 'balance'.

See how people get pissed when 1 gun has a very slight RoF advantage over another?

Imagine how people would react to multi-barreled grenade launcher that doubles as napalm (if I remember correctly)?
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Grand Theft Auto 5 to feature three protagonists

bobdebob

6 years ago

@the_sas_man
Seems like you're the dumb imbecile here.
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Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew is an actual app

bobdebob

6 years ago

As per usual, gaming is promoting a healthy lifestyle, hours of sitting on your arse complimented by salty snacks and fizzy drinks.
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Anonymous threatens to burn Zynga on Guy Fawkes Night

bobdebob

6 years ago

@CatharsisInJune
Way forward to what?
Take back back control of what?
Has Zynga stopped you from doing anything?
Don't be fucking stupid.

Anonymous are mostly egotistical arseholes behind the safety of their computer screens.

Remember when they threatened 'Los Zetas' and then backpeddled as fast as possible when they realised they were dealing with killers with no concept of law?
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