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PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart

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2 months ago

It's hard to be impressed with a list that still includes GTAV and MK8.
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Being adopted by a Monster Hunter veteran is brilliant

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2 months ago

I guess Monster Hunter is Eurogamer's new Destiny...
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Dontnod's Vampyr dated for June

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3 months ago

@Mar27w Horses for courses of course :)
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3 months ago

@Skullrama
It reminds me of the biggest complaint I had with Dishonored. 'We've given you over 20 different neat and interesting ways to kill your opponents, each with unique animations and multiple applications! ...But, if you want the good ending, you should just choke and tranq everyone all game, rendering 3/4s of the skill trees irrelevant.'
+1. That sort of ludonarrative dissonance annoys me as well.
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The worst player in the Premier League is the best player in FIFA 18

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3 months ago

We should make such ratings cards for Eurogamer editors I reckon.. :lol:
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Monster Hunter World tested: four consoles, eight games modes - but which is best?

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3 months ago

@jinglejangle
The move to the current-gen machines has its plus and minus points: this is well-crafted game with visuals that offer a truly generational leap over anything the franchise has delivered in the past, and there's no denying that this is a handsome game - especially when rendered in the Pro and X's high resolution modes. Either of these offer the best way to play in our opinion, but we're still some way short of what could be the definitive experience.
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3 months ago

@mostro Agreed. I think we as gamers have benefited from the mid-gen refresh :).
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3 months ago

@mostro
XB1 is officially struggling with open world games. The 25fps with 864p or thereabouts has been a common theme in the last year. Feels like the latest iterations of engines are not playing nice with it anymore. Time to go X1X, folks. You know you want to.
I think that with the release of the X1X, developers are just not bothering with the extra time and effort required to optimize games for the base X1.
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3 months ago

So a bit of a technical mess on all platforms. Ah Capcom...
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Raging Justice is a nostalgia-fuelled trip down the Streets of Rage

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3 months ago

Not sold on the art design or the animations. Still...I love side scrolling beatem' ups.
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite flops

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3 months ago

At least MVCI came with an arcade mode right off the bat. Unlike a certain other Capcom fighter.
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Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year

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3 months ago

@_TheDarkSide_ Sorry...not sorry :P
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3 months ago

Garbage like 1-2 Switch and Arms outsold Xenoblade Chronicles 2...For shame! Very happy to see Mario and Zelda doing so well.
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What EA is and isn't saying about microtransactions returning to Star Wars Battlefront 2

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3 months ago

@pelican_
Sonic O6, with its broken gameplay and its bestiality love twist.
That game was so bad... :lol:
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3 months ago

It's okay EA, Wesley still loves you ;)
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Gawp at PlayStation 4's new Steel Black and Midnight Blue controllers

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3 months ago

@man.the.king My first one has a wonky analogue stick. Tempted to replace it with v2. Might do so eventually.
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3 months ago

@man.the.king I like the red one too! Great minds think alike :).
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3 months ago

Ooh, nice! Like the Steel Black version myself.
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Jelly Deals: Persona 5 is down to 24.99 on PS4

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3 months ago

Stellar JRPG. Get it if you're a fan of the genre.
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Microsoft will pull Logan Paul-themed game published on Xbox store

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3 months ago

@Devilligan Can't be worse than Life of Black Tiger. What a stellar Playstation console exclusive that is ;)
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Spec Ops: The Line and The Darkness 2 are now backward-compatible on Xbox One

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3 months ago

Both amazing games. As spamdangled has said, you must play the first Darkness game before trying the sequel.
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Bungie signals it will repeal Destiny 2's controversial shader system

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3 months ago

It's okay Bungie, you can shaft gamers over as much as you want, tweak game systems to push microtransactions in a full-priced title and the like, and Wesley here will still love you and make sure you make it into the best games of 2017 ;).
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Dragon Ball FighterZ review

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3 months ago

Didn't read the review or preview (WYP and Edwin are to be avoided at all costs), but watched a few of Maximillian's videos over on Youtube and was impressed. Will have to get it.
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Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best remakes of all time

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3 months ago

Will have to get this. Hated the PS2 version - was a technical disaster.
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Here's what Monster Hunter World's Day One microtransaction prices look like

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3 months ago

@haritori Heaps of people must be or micro-transactions wouldn't be a thing.
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EA DICE is reworking the Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression system

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3 months ago

EA suck but at least fan outcry has made some sort of a difference (even if it may only end up temporary). On the other hand Bungie and Activision Blizzard have been making Destiny 2 progressively worse despite fan outcry. But hey some Eurogamer editors obviously don't have a problem with developers tweaking game systems to make gamers engage in microtransactions.
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Monster Hunter World review

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3 months ago

@Old__Snake Grassyknoll is our resident statistician and SDF presario :P
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Xbox Game Pass just got a lot better

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3 months ago

@Fourfoldroot
I think it's clear that Sony are releasing more first party exclusives
Sure, but we are still only talking about a small number of titles every year. The majority of games released are multi-platform.

I can't see how it's in the consumer interest to take away the commercial pressure for first party games to maintain their quality...
People can still get the game at retail. Also a subscription service is not particularly desirable if the goods that come with said service are not good. Look at all the original content that video subscription services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix offer. It's in their interest to make good stuff. I don't see how it would be any different for MS.
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3 months ago

@SuperShinobi I see a lot of assumptions there. You also haven't specified just how much MS normally make for a game sold at retail. It's easy to bash something when all you have is guesswork to frame things.
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3 months ago

@SuperShinobi
I always say: Don't whore out your first-party exclusives. They should be your crown jewels. And now I'm saying don't give them away for free.
These first party titles are not being released on competing platforms - Xbox gaming, whether on console or PC, is a MS platform.

They are also not giving anything away for free. The subscription service is not free. You also don't have an inkling of how much money they stand to get from this new scheme versus what they currently get with the traditional model. If you had any data you would have posted it by now.
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3 months ago

@Fourfoldroot
MS clearly aren't going to up their first party output to Sony or Nintendo levels and then give all those away for 7.99. This tells me MS aren't going to release more than a few first party games a year
Isn't this exactly what Sony are doing atm? Or Nintendo for that matter?
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3 months ago

Mu-Brains, GreyBeard, Grassy...the SDF all stars are here! :lol:
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3 months ago

@Tslog Perhaps you can explain to me and everyone else here why services like Steam and GOG are so popular given that they are basically digital distribution only ;).
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3 months ago

@SiroccoJetProp Give Grassy the props he deserves. He is THE Sony fanboy here on Eurogamer ;)
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PlayStation 4 hacked: pirate software available, more PS2 titles running

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3 months ago

@EpisodeFrog I am not the one here bickering about how great/not great Sony are. Nice try though, my pony friend :lol:
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3 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 The key word in your post being "almost" ;). After all PS2 BC is rather limited and not free...
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3 months ago

Have got to love the damage control going on here in the comments section by the SDF... :lol:
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3 months ago

The hackers will find a way to roll back the firmware to 4.05 or their version of it. They did exactly that with the PSP.
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Code Vein is anime Bloodborne with added buddy bonding

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3 months ago

@BlackFlower
But let's agree to disagree there, mate
I am happy with that too :)

There are annoying technical issues in the Soulsborne series for sure (frame rate can really tank on consoles in some cases), but I don't think it has anything to do with the way the narrative is presented. These games typically have a *lot* of content too.
The technical issues don't detract from the narrative. I find that they seriously impact gameplay, especially given how reliant it is on precision. Sure, you eventually learn to work your way around these issues, but we shouldn't have to. We're not talking about niche titles that sell a few thousand copies made by an indie dev.

Regarding the (kind of silly) 'git gud' thing: Just to be sure my first post was just a tongue-in-cheek reference to that 'git gud' meme, just in jest :)
I know you were joking - you're a good dude :). A lot of people (not you) are quite serious about the whole "git gud" thing.

Anyway, of course I respect your opinion and all, even if I don't agree.
I just like debating different opinions about things I love, especially with people that pack a punch in the well-argued debate department ;)
Same here. I would not tell someone, hey I hate Dark Souls and you are wrong for liking it. Horses for courses. And people should get what they like. My biggest pet peeve on this site is commentators saying "I was really interested in this but now I am not buying it because reviewer X did not give it a recommended/essential badge".
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Much-needed FIFA 18 patch stamps out kick-off goals

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3 months ago

It's taken them this long to fix such blatant flaws and yet a certain editor has done his best to endorse the game and have it feature highly in the editor's top games list. Good stuff! ;)
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The jury's still out on Metal Gear Survive

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3 months ago

@BobbyDeNiro As are Capcom tbh.
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The wait was worth it for Ethan Carter on Xbox One

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3 months ago

As much as the game interests me, the founder of the Astronauts is a fucking GamerGate piece of shit. Still no sale for me.
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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition review

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3 months ago

@ilmaestro Hush, don't let them hear you. You don't know your fighting games, ESPECIALLY Street Fighter to comment ;).
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3 months ago

@Ryze
f there's ONE thing WYP does know, it's his fighting games, and ESPECIALLY Street Fighter.

Therefore, I don't agree.
You sure as hell made a big deal about his expertise with fighting games, especially Street Fighter. Just because you're easily impressed, doesn't mean anyone else should be. It's your prerogative to be a gullible troglodyte. Just don't expect everyone else to share your views :).
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3 months ago

@Ryze I did not turn it into a dick measuring contest. I was simply stating that you labeling WYP as an "expert" is meaningless for a lot of long term fans of the series. Now if you are happy to be a sheeple and blindly follow some Internet random because he works at Eurogamer, be my guest.
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3 months ago

@adamjnet I have no problem with EG reviewing the game. I take umbrage at EG not asking Capcom and Ono why the fuck it took them 2 years to implement a mode that every previous SF title came bundled with, and for that matter, every competing fighter also provides on day one.
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3 months ago

@Da5e I have been consistent with my stance - since SFV was released two years ago I have said I would not buy the game until Capcom release an arcade mode. Now that they have I, as a long time fan of the series, can finally get the game. And it's been tough not buying the game. I love Street Fighter. SFV is the first SF I have not bought on a platform I own.

My point is that WYP has not addressed Capcom, particularly Ono, about how poorly they have treated both the series and its fans. Eurogamer have claimed to be our advocates as gaming consumers.That claim rings rather hollow.
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3 months ago

@Ryze I have played SF since the very first one, so I have been a fan of the series for decades. I have spent thousands of dollars and hundreds upon hundreds of hours on its various iterations. So I don't see WYP as "knowing" SF more than I do.
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3 months ago

@spamdangled The thing is, as man.the.king has pointed out, Eurogamer don't tend to do this themselves. Why do Capcom get a free ride?
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Bungie apologises again after another bad week for Destiny 2

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3 months ago

@pelican_ Grassy takes any excuse he can to bad mouth MS. That's about the only thing he's good at.
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