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Jelly Deals: The Last Guardian is down to £25 right now

dogmanstaruk

1 year ago

@space_ace /sigh
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Tech Analysis: The Last Guardian

dogmanstaruk

1 year ago

meh
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Is being bad at games really so terrible?

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@DonNorris There is nothing wrong with your expectation.

It is valid to expect a "critic" to have the ability to play to a good standard giving an understanding of how the mechanics work.

Take Polygon's infamous Nier non-review. The reviewer panned the game because he couldn't work out the fishing mechanic. Pointless.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@GAmbrose No, but someone reviewing a game needs to have the ability to play it/complete it on the difficulty intended to meet the developer's vision.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@robfielding I agree. Nothing worse when playing an online FPS game where team members either can't aim, shoot things or understand what an objective is.

I'm talking about those '0 Kills 15 Deaths' people.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Britain is on the brink of a constitutional crisis, and America could be about to hand the presidency to a rust-coloured serial groper who fancies his own daughter.
Not funny, and political commentary not required for this article.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

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Titanfall 2 review

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@gamefan
£38.95 mine form simply games and it arrived on Tuesday.
Simply Games are great. Get our games before games media darlings whining about injustice and anti-consumerism.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@Bagpuss
.and £42 is still £12 more than I would ever pay for any game, end of story.
Good for you.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@Bagpuss 65 quid? I got it for 40.

What are you talking about?
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@scuffpuppies
and the MP is so fine it's actually pulled me away from BF1.
I've not been on BF1 since Sunday night. Looking forward to a MP evening today - playing TF2 and returning to BF1 :)
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Can't wait to get stuck into this over the weekend.
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Skyrim PC saves that use mods don't work with Special Edition

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@GeminiLXIII I beleive it was.

This is just another opportunity for the site to moan about something which really isn't a problem. Part and parcel of using mods on any game with updated revisions. Incompatibilities happen.

Probably anti-consumer, or something.
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What Skyrim had that Fallout 4 lost

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

First Miller, now Jim, next Burns?

;p
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Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@porkface Flimsy excuse.

I have no direct control of areas in the business I work in and vice versa. Yet we have meetings to discuss concerns, make compromises and agreements are made.

I find it odd given the sentiment of this article that the editorial team aren't proactively looking to challenge the sales team to tackle "anti-consumer" advertising. Why is this?
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@JedWhitaker You don't need those stats to know the some of the big sites are struggling.

Take Gamespot for example. It now operates with a tiny staff and freelancers.

Jeff Gertsmann was right all those years ago when he said traditional games media will struggle. Hence he reason GB does not rely on review and news traffic.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@Tslog What a lot of nonsense. It is perfectly easy to make an informed decision about buying their games.

If I can manage it then so can you.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@Furtin The difference is Jim isn't a hypocrite by advertising pre-orders.

Neither does he rely on getting free codes. If not available he purchase the game. There is nothing to stop EG relying on codes from customers by sourcing their own copies. Although that costs money...
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@man.the.king Well said. Was EG being pro-consumer giving Fallout 4 a recommendation despite the known bugs and performance issues?

No.

The site has thrown stones with this accusation, unfortunately while being in their own glass house. It reminds me of that other debacle. Accusing Quantic Dream of whitewashing characters in their PS4 remake. A complete falsehood which the site, or author didn't have the decency to retract.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@porkface With the sales team being separate are EG intending to have a meeting to ensure that advertising campaigns for the site satisfies the journalistic integrity of the team.

This must be the case as displaying adverts promoting readers to pre-order a game, which apparently is anti-consumer, is quite irresponsible.

As the article reminds readers not to pre-order games will all upcoming pre-order based advertising campaigns be cancelled? If there is to be any integrity to this article the site can no longer advertise pre-orders. Period.

Either that or we know sales team > site pro-consumer stance.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@MattEvansC3 It is not ant-consumer as the consumer *does not need to pre-order the game, or buy it straight away*.

Beth are NOT censoring critics or stifling conversations about their titles in gaming communities, steam user reviews or social media.

What we have here is a site's editorial team feeling threatened about the potential changes in games media and the rising importance of streamers and communities.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@porkface The real hypocrisy - as I type this on my mobile phone an advert telling me to pre-order Dishonored 2 is being displayed front and centre on Eurogamer.

You really couldn't write this.

Put your money where your mouth is.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Still think the underlying concern of this article relates to the health and relevance of traditional sites and nothing to do with being pro-consumer.

Syndicate was at EGX despite the numerous concerns raised by site readers. Gamer Network being Pro consumer, pro gamer? Nah.

This is just one example of money >consumer demonstrated by EG and it's parent company. This article's title is soaked in hypocrisy.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

This is non anti-consumer as the customer can wait to buy the games. Bethesda are not censoring critics or game community discussions.

This and Polygon's similar article is games media worrying about becoming less relevant.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti review

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@IronSoldier
1080p is the most common gaming resolution for PC gamers.

/pedant
It is also the most common gaming resolution for consoles as both the PS4 and XO output native 1080p.

The rendering might be sub 1080p though ;)

hehe
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@melonfarmer Not sure how well a 1050ti will run Uncharted 4 ;p
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

I'll stick with high end cards that really make a difference.
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PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Isn't there a new update today? Might close the exploit.

(Yup - 4.05 is live according to PlayStation on Twitter)

/winky face to the downvoters.
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Watch as we carve a path through Dark Souls 3 DLC Ashes of Ariandel

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Appears to be quite short with two bosses.
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Destiny's Halloween update hides a secret racing broom

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

I like Halloween events, but this is kind of late starting.
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Stand by: Titanfall 2 day one patch requires 88... megabytes

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@captainT Yup, good to see TF2 reviewing well across the board.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Read last night that Pro support is on the disc. Will be running at higher than 1080p, although resolution not confirmed.
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GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@the-Uncle-show
P.S. Anyway, if you cant afford a fiver to try VR, you are not a potential client.
Overall your post was a lot of apologist nonsense, with this line in particular being complete wankery.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@man.the.king Exactly.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

Fuck off GAME. Do like what any other retailer does which requires dedicated staff. Pay for them. Do not expect the customer to directly do so.

I didn't have to pay a fiver for the dedicated staff assisting in the perfume area of John Lewis on Saturday. To think the retailer paid for her being there, dedicated to helping me, the customer, choose and my make purchase.

Pitiful excuse.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@Shibua
Lots of people are returning their units
Quantify "lots".
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@petebritish
It is has know put my wife off buying PSVR saying it looked daft anyway. Christmas present to myself off the radar too.!!
Doesn't mean you can't buy it for yourself!

;)
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@RSX901 Is that even legal charging adhoc competitions with public.

Where are the funds going?
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

I am making $89/hour working from home. I never thought that it was legitimate but my best friend is earning $10 thousand a month by working online, that was really surprising for me, she recommended me to try it. just try it out on the following website.
You should probably be spamming GAME instead. Looks like they need the cash.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@TheStoneRoses Which is one of the reasons they can attempt to charge for the demo slots.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@TheStoneRoses Not sure.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@kosigan
I'm neither defending nor attacking Games's practice here, but I do feel that they're only getting all this crap because of who they are, not what they're doing.
Nonsense. It isn't to do with who GAME are it is to do with this policy.

I think customers would react the same if other retailers employed similar practices. Take M&S for example - charging customers to use changing rooms.

Maybe Currys could attach a meter to the TVs in their showroom. Want to see the latest Samsumg screen? Fire a few quid into the box.

There is no need to charge customers to trial a new product. This is called sales.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

This is a disgrace and makes GAME look like it is desperate for cash.

There is absolutely no reason to charge customers wishing to try out a product, apart from attempting to make a quick buck on the back of customer interest.

Has EG approached GAME or Sony for a further explanation?
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Battlefield 1 outsells combined week one of Battlefield 4 and Hardline

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@scuffpuppies lol ;)
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Inside PlayStation 4 Pro: How Sony made the first 4K games console

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@kirankara
I'm tempted to buy one myself, and would definitely do so if i could use my gsync 4k monitor too.
If I remember the monitor you bought mate I think it only has 1.4 HDMI.

Apols if I got the wrong end of the stick with your earlier post. My bad.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@Yautja_Warrior
Facts don't change no matter how much you don't want to believe them, PS4 Pro can do native 4k on some games, why is it so hard for you to believe ?
Probably because he can't have one.

One of the more common reasons why people on the internet hate things.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@kirankara Hey, no contempt mate. Just a bit of sarcasm :)

If people fall into the trap of having crazy expectations then that lies with them. I don't think Sony has said anything to drive it.

I've got a Pro pre-ordered and I know exactly what I'm getting performance wise.
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Nintendo Switch games list, 2018 release dates and every Switch game released so far

dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@StooMonster
When have AMD or NVidia not said this about any chips they supply for consoles?

It's meaningless.
Agreed.

I remember a rumour a few months back regarding the Nvidia/Nintendo deal. The basis of it being that Nvidia are subsidising the cost of the silicon to make in roads into the console market.

Doesn't directly relate to your point, but it is an interesting rumour.
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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@electrolite
I can already see PC+Switch being the way forward.
On what basis? We know nothing about Nintendo's new console yet apart from the lifestyle video and current leaks/rumours.

The bizarre thing about it is Nintendo are saying nothing more until January. They are still even being non committal about the Switch being region free.

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dogmanstaruk

2 years ago

@IronSoldier lol

I will say one thing about him. He is predictable.
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