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Batman: Arkham Knight revealed, has driveable Batmobile

daz_john_smith

4 years ago

@atothewest
I agree. If it's truly set in "Gotham City" they should have called it Gotham Knight.

EDIT: So it turns out the eponymous "Gotham Knight" isn't Batman but a new villain, which makes the title make a lot more sense now. I hope it's not some modified and resurrected Joker though, and is indeed a truly new villain.
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Peggle 2 review

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

Local multiplayer?

Edit:
Can't believe I had to go to IGN for this info; come on Eurogamer.

Peggle's Peg Duel local multiplayer mode is not in Peggle 2.

Don't worry though, there's always that shopping cart icon.
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PS4 300MB day one update adds Vita remote play and gameplay sharing

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

@FireMonkey

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/25/ps4-system-software-update-1-50-details/

It clearly states that all the features listed here are a part of the 1.5 update, not just remote play and game sharing. Eurogamer's report on this is poorly worded and gives the wrong impression.
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daz_john_smith

5 years ago

@Cartho
That's not actually accurate. The Playstation blog lists all the items from this news as being part of the 1.5 patch, including DVD/Blu Ray playback.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/25/ps4-system-software-update-1-50-details/

@rotmm
According to Sony, no, you won't be able to play DVD/Blu Rays without this patch.
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PlayStation 4 exclusive Rime looks lovely in new extended trailer

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

new Extended trailer
It's exactly the same as the debut Gamescon trailer, except with less shots of the crowd. The only extended parts are the PEGI, Sony and XDev logos at the beginning.
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Why Resogun could be the star of the PS4 launch

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

Khaidu Wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it two weeks of free PS+ with every PS4 and not two months? I could swear they said 14 days in the press conference.
Zero Beat Wrote:
@Khaidu Yes, 14 days PS+ free with every PS4.
Correct. Gamescon announcement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ael9wS_WVas&t=59m20s
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Xbox One captures game footage at 720p 30fps

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

Someone should also mention that this feature appears to require a Gold subscription:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Live#features
Most likely due to the fact that the clips are stored in the Cloud and not locally.

Would be great if Eurogamer could get confirmation on this.
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PlayStation 4 party chat, online apps won't require Plus subscription

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

According to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Live#features it's business as usual at Microsoft with pretty much most of the features behind the pay wall. No mention of "Gold to Play" games though.
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First-person roguelike Paranautical Activity not allowed past Greenlight, even with a publisher

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

@StooMonster
If handled correctly, people are informed about what they are paying for and as long as the games are in a playable state it could still work. Numerous unfinished games are currently or have been sold; Minecraft, Don't Starve and Prison Architect spring to mind.
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daz_john_smith

5 years ago

Valve should allow indies to sell their games through Greenlight. Let people vote with their wallets instead. Keeping it seperate would stop Steam getting cluttered with too much garbage and then the best selling Greenlight titles could be promoted to the more prominent Steam marketplace and the lowest could be culled from Greenlight.
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Nintendo announces bigger Wii U GamePad battery in Japan

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

@abigsmurf
The battery compartment on the Gamepad uses regular phillips head screws :)
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Saturday Soapbox: Taking the Direct approach

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

@scuffpuppies
Nintendo will still be at E3, they're just not holding a press conference this year.
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Halo 4, 3, Reach, Wars sale on Xbox Live today

daz_john_smith

5 years ago

How much is Halo Wars normally supposed to be?
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Capcom: Resident Evil dev and fan disagreement over series future is like two parents arguing about raising a child

daz_john_smith

6 years ago

@Ka-blamo
We're like two parents arguing over a child's future?

Bad analogy Capcom, I'll tell you what it's like, it's like you were a magnificent carpenter that we've been paying you huge sums of money for your brilliant hand made chairs, then one day you sell us a wooden dildo and tell us to sit on it.

We keep coming back to your workshop every year hoping you're making chairs again but it's just dildos....just, dildos and butthurt.

Then you make up an analogy about us being parents wanting different futures for the table.

That's what it's like.
;) Fixed
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Plants vs Zombies sequel due next year, PopCap confirms

daz_john_smith

6 years ago

I wonder what new and wonderful ways EA will come up with to monetize this.
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Halo 4 multiplayer specialisations detailed

daz_john_smith

6 years ago

Taken from the Amazon product description of Halo 4 Limited Edition

War Games Map Packs: This limited edition includes access to nine maps--three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE.

Not day 1 DLC.
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daz_john_smith

6 years ago

I don't think this is day one DLC. It's a season pass, the additional multiplayer maps won't be available day one.
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FIFA 13 Wii U lets you score using the GamePad touch-screen

Control your Xbox 360 with Xbox Live iOS app

daz_john_smith

6 years ago

This functionality isn't available on the iPad version of the app, only iPhone.
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Major Plants vs. Zombies HD update goes live

daz_john_smith

6 years ago

First and foremost, you'll get three new game modes: Zen Garden, Vasebreaker Endless and I, Zombie Endless. Mushroom Garden and Aquarium Garden can also be added via an in-app purchase.

On top of that, there are four new mini-games to check out. Slot Machine is free, while Zombiquarium, Portal Combat and Beghouled Twist are available as paid add-ons.
Technically they are all free. In-app purchase makes it sound like you are required to pay real money to unlock them. They are bought with in-game currency which can be earned by playing the game or alternatively you can get it quicker by paying real money for it.
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Next Xbox has tablet-like touch-screen controller - rumour

daz_john_smith

6 years ago

This rumour again. GameStop started this one about a month ago based on nothing but pure speculation.
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BBC coming to Xbox 360 in 2012

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

All the announced applications sit behind Gold with the exception of BBC.
Hold on! Previously they suggested that services like 4OD, Demand 5, YouTube amongst others would not require Gold.

Major Nelson's own blog even had a list marking which Apps required Gold and very few seemed to.

Which is it?
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Xbox Live Marketplace Black Friday week sales

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

@Ror1984
@Spong
48hr codes don't count as 'Gold' subs (well, they didn't when I last used one).

It has to be at least a one month sub to change your Gamertag to Gold to qualify for the discounts.
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First Bungie Aerospace game dated

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Looks like Steambirds.
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Molyneux fluffed Fable Journey reveal

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

I don't want to hate on Peter, I like him, but I wouldn't neccesarily class branching paths as movement. Time Crisis has branching paths.

Movement and branching paths seem to be shown by Peter here:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-fable-the/714863
Looks pretty much on rails to me.
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New Alan Wake not yet signed?

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Dead Space wasn't exactly a big seller either but the first game found an audience and created brand awareness. With good advertising and a strong sequel Dead Space 2 managed to double the sales of the original.

It would help Microsoft have more exclusive titles if they didn't abandon Alan Wake so quickly.
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Killer Freaks From Outer Space for Wii U

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

The Aliens remind me of Rabbids, but without any hair
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Nintendo demos Zelda on Wii U

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Has everybody forgotten the Zelda trailer shown when the Gamecube was announced? The next Zelda was Windwaker which looked very different. This is nothing more than a concept trailer.
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Kinect Star Wars trailer shows gameplay

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Check out this recent lagtastic live demo by Kudo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuchHcnzHq4
Skip to 41 secs
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New Soulcalibur V details

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

@spiritsnake
He'd probably be a Kilik clone with some unique moves taken from Enslaved.
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daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Based on Namco's previous, pushing the Enslaved brand, talk, I predict Monkey as a guest character.
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Namco wants to "keep pushing" Enslaved

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Wouldn't be surprised if Monkey turned up in Soul Calibur 5
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Rayman Origins listed on Amazon

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

I get the sneaking suspicion that Ubisoft have seen the success that Nintendo had with New Super Mario Bros Wii and think they can replicate this with Rayman, hence the change to boxed product and wider release.

As good as this looks though, I think Ubi are in for a bit of a shock come launch.
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Rayman Origins now a full retail release

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Thought this looked really interesting at last years E3. Can't help but feel that switching it to a retail release is a big mistake though.
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Chair: iPad 2 is "a game-changer"

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

I doubt many developers will be rushing to abandon the iPad 1's 15 million user install base just to fully utilize the extra power of iPad 2
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Tesco selling Nintendo 3DS for £158

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

@Shadders
Wrong site, wrong T&C's

http://direct.tesco.com/help/directtermsandconditions.aspx

"If you buy an item from the Tesco Direct Catalogue on the phone, in-store or online you will be charged for an item at the time you place your order."
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daz_john_smith

7 years ago

£157.60 is the pick up in store price, I believe it's £162.60 with delivery
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PAX survey hints at UK event

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Why doesn't Eurogamer join forces with Penny Arcade to do a joint Expo. 2 or 3 bigger events spread across the country; North, South & Scotland.

Could also intergrate some of the additional elements of PAX like board gaming and more roundtable/panal discussions, etc.

It seems like a good fit, EG has already held their own Expo's in the UK and the extra backing of Penny Arcade can only help. It would surely be advantageous for Penny Arcade to have a good partner here in the UK, because organising the show from the US or relocating here just to hold an Expo wouldn't be easy.
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Where's cheapest to buy Dead Space 2?

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

What about the Collectors/Special Edition for 360 that is supposed to come with the 'Replica Plasma Cutter'?

HMV seemed to be the only place that had it available for pre-order and then they seemed to simply remove it from their site completely a few weeks ago.
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PlayStation Meeting: PSP2 revealed

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

"CoD = System seller surely?"Is the same mass market that eats up CoD going to want to buy a dedicated handheld games console for the same experience in portable form?
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daz_john_smith

7 years ago

I can't see the games being cheap if they're going to be PS3 quality.Considering the increased development costs of next gen games are publishers going to be willing to take any risks on NGP or are we going to see them playing it safe with ports and a staggering array of me too FPS's
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Talk to the Handheld

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

I think we often tend to over estimate the amount of gaming capable smartphone owners and certainly over categorise smartphone owners as 'Casual'. The majority of Smartphone owners are probably tech savvy folks like ourselves and I think a large portion of the 'Casual' DS market are simple dumbphone users who probably aren't in any hurry to embrace a smartphone.
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Bethesda claims "Interplay is wrong"

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

@Yenrug
Yes I did, exactly like timewarp87 did
;P
Just like you said Wiki isn't always the best source to quote because of slghtly differing information.

Just because they hadn't established an individual Studio name though at the time doesn't mean they shouldn't get credit for their exceptional development work on Fallout. The studio was formed in 1996 at Interplay Entertainment under Brian Fargo and developed Fallout, but simply didn't take on the name Black Isle until 1998. It's worth knowing that what is left of Interplay today is barely a shadow of it's former self. It all went downhill when Titus started buying their stock and Brian Fargo was replaced as president.
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daz_john_smith

7 years ago

@timewarp87
"Fallout is a computer role-playing game produced by Tim Cain, developed by Black Isle Studios (though before the studio was named "Black Isle") and published by Interplay in 1997."
[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Isle_Studios">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Isle_Studios
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daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Actually, Black Isle Studio's created Fallout, Interplay were the publisher. Most of Black Isle's employees now work at Obsidian developers of Fallout: New Vegas
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Dead Space iOS spin-off dated

daz_john_smith

7 years ago

Why not just do something along the lines of Extraction. Seems like that would have been more suited to the touch interface.
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Sony: Virtual item sales keep Home free

daz_john_smith

8 years ago

Why is PlayStation 3's virtual world Home free?

Because nobody in their right mind would pay for it.
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PSP2 will be "dead on arrival"

daz_john_smith

8 years ago

Here's exactly what he said, straight from the horses mouth:
Gametrailers - Pach Attack
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Download Games Roundup

daz_john_smith

8 years ago

The poor Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure ports don't exactly inspire confidence in getting a good port of JSR. Soul Calibur is a pretty good port though even if it does feel a bit off sometimes and the hit boxes aren't as good.
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