kosigan

Sony: VR market growth "below expectation"

kosigan

3 days ago

Let's start a sweeptake on when PSVR production stops. I've got the end of next year.
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Mass Effect Andromeda down to £6.49 in this week's PSN sale

kosigan

3 days ago

@Decaf - you'll only have until next May to play it online anyway, if they repeat what they've just done with PES 2017.
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Bungie, Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica and Blizzard talk about crunch

kosigan

3 days ago

@MarkMarkYepMark " Good overtime pay could work too, but that is not an option where I work (it is company policy not to offer it)"

So they're a cheapskate company who don't value their employees and expect you to work for free? Go elsewhere.
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We are living in a new golden age of video game music

kosigan

1 week ago

I have listened to the soundtrack for Journey as a piece of music in its own right, numerous times, and it's great. Some other soundtracks that I've listened to haven't worked outside of the game, but Journey's does.
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After outcry, Sony insists it's not profiting from the Overwatch pink Mercy skin

kosigan

2 weeks ago

Perhaps the £10.12 is a typo. If it was £10.82, then adding VAT would get you to the £12.99.
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Trailblazers review - sloppy Splatoon-inspired racer

kosigan

2 weeks ago

@Games_Should_Be_Fun - this whole response thread needs to be brushed over.
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Burnout Revenge is now backward compatible on Xbox One

kosigan

2 weeks ago

It's at times like these that, as a PS4 owner, I look covetously at the Xbox One and the good things they're doing with backwards compatibility. I just have to keep wishing for a port, but I won't hold my breath.
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You'll need to pay Nintendo Switch's online subscription to backup your saves

kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Brev2034 - Sony are probably making more with this console generation, what with selling twice as many PS4s as Xbox Ones. That wasn't the case when these services started last gen though, when the roles were reversed.
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kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Brev2034 - they charge for Xbox 360 but not for Xbox One. As for the "no extra cost" - well, MS are making a mint from all the millions of people who pay for online multiplayer already, so that'll be covering the cost of the cloud saves.
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kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Brev2034 - what, like they already do, you mean? And don't forget that it was Microsoft that introduced the whole concept of a subscription to play online in the first place. Sony and Nintendo and just copying them, as so many people have voted with their wallets by paying for the sub for years. It's only with Xbox One have cloud saves not been charged for.

https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/games/game-setup/cloud-save-games
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The death of an indie store

kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Faultline - ah... your feet are the wrong size for your shoes? Well, at least they're not joined together at the heels... yet. 😀
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kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Caldwell - "you physical only crusaders"? What a condescending and arrogant idiot you are. I said nothing about physical only. That's the problem with you digital only crusaders, you only hear what you want to. The point is, as the previous poster said, no more server = no more game. As more and more games require a constant internet connection - so they can sell you consant "micro"-transactions - so we all become increasingly dependent on the publisher to keep the servers running in order to play the games you've bought a licence for. Annual iterations, particularly, will be susceptible to being pulled shortly after the next release comes out, meaning you have to pay up for the new version in order to keep playing. Once retail is gone, what donyou think will happen to prices? You'd have to be naive to think that they would go down. More likely is that the £80-90 "deluxe" editions will be all that's available. After all, no company has ever abused its position of having no competition, has it?
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kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Faultline - are you a Foot Soldier for the Dolman Saxlil Shoe Corporation? 😁
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kosigan

3 weeks ago

@Caldwell - have you tried playing MAG recently?
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Has the games industry turned tail on microtransactions?

kosigan

1 month ago

@riceNpea "Will they ever remove them?"

Why would they, when so many people show that they're willing to spend millions of dollars on them? Any company exec that said to remove them would likely be fired for failing in their fiduciary duty to the shareholders of the company.
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kosigan

1 month ago

But in an industry where product prices have remained largely the same for decades while product costs have escalated wildly, margins still need to be made.
And how much bigger has the audience got in that time?
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In praise of a BBC Micro classic: Forever playing in Exile

kosigan

2 months ago

I have many fond memories of getting thrown out of the IT room at college for getting caught playing Zalaga on a BBC Micro. How dare I play games, they were machines for serious uses only. So I went to the maths department and played on their one instead. Great times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGZalhQ3v6E
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How Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was made as an 'indie triple-A' game on a tight budget

kosigan

2 months ago

@TinyKaiju - the publisher gets 70% of dowloads and 30% of physical. Self-publishing a download makes more sense than physcial, particularly for a lower price point, as the developer only gets a cut of the 30% that goes to the publisher. Maybe, if it sells enough, they might consider one - but don't hold your breath.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

kosigan

2 months ago

Hello Eurogamer, is anyone even looking at the fact that you can't select a category in the Forums any more? I get a "404 Not Found" error on https://community.eurogamer.net/forum_threads.php
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kosigan

2 months ago

So, I try to select a category on the forums and I get an error 404 on this page:
https://community.eurogamer.net/forum_threads.php

Progress, eh? If it ain't broke...
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

kosigan

2 months ago

@mega-gazz

That's always been a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario, though, hasn't it? If the developers make games that all follow the same template then they're accused of running out of ideas and having a lack of innovation. If they do change things, then they're accused of not being "true" to their own series, when it doesn't match the players' expectations.

So it all comes back to the same thing: if you like that style of game, play and enjoy; if you don't, then don't.
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kosigan

2 months ago

@mega-gazz

Games are supposed to be fun. If you don't want to take the time to learn an open-world map, and/or don't find it fun to do so, then how is it not constructive to say to play something else? It's not like there's another option for how to play an open-world game, racer or otherwise.

To me, games that are too linear and say "do event A, then event B, then event C, and you can't do event B unless you've completed event A" - well, I don't find those fun. If you get stuck, or find a particular event too hard, that's it, game over, you can't do anything else.

Horses for courses - I like the open-world, some people don't. I get bored with track racers, others love them. Play what you enjoy, don't complain about how game X isn't what you wanted it to be.
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kosigan

2 months ago

@Tslog

Restarts were added in the update released in February 2009.

You don't need the map when you've learned the city.

What tracks? Go whichever way you like.

Multiple routes is the point and you seem to be missing it.

I'll take a "bland" (not that I think it is) open world over being stuck going round in circles over the same track over and over again, which is what I find boring.

Showtime is my least favourite part, but only for the amount of time it takes and that it's more luck than skill.

You're not forced to wait out the timer for Stunt Run and Road Rage - if you've made the objective and want to stop - then just stop. It's very simple.

Some people like to have their hand held and be told exactly where to go. Well, that's fine, there are plenty of games that cater to that need. Some players like to have the freedom to go where they want and do what they want - here's a car, here's a city, go play. To me, it's the same mentality as Elite, and I love it. Not everyone else will, which is fine, as no-one is forcing you to play this or any other similar game.
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We talked to the British Museum about the logo for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

kosigan

3 months ago

@GamesConnoisseur - as I understand it, it's to prevent confusion between "IV" and "VI" when they're both not the right way up.
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Jelly Deals: EA titles feature heavily in this week's Xbox Deals with Gold

kosigan

3 months ago

@bad09 - so don't open it when you get it and return it for a refund.
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What EA is and isn't saying about microtransactions returning to Star Wars Battlefront 2

kosigan

4 months ago

At a point where we [decide] we have the right model for our players and our global community, I have no doubt we will get the support of Disney.
Is it just me that reads that as "it ain't happening until Disney say so"?
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Jelly Deals: Save £155 on a Intel Core i7-7700K processor

kosigan

4 months ago

@NimbusTLD - it can be, unless you buy specialised hardware.
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Xbox Games with Gold's February line-up has been revealed

kosigan

4 months ago

Split/Second was good fun. Those Detonator events get really tough to get 1st in, though. Only completed it last year.
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Xbox Game Pass revives Xbox One's digital vision - without the evil

kosigan

4 months ago

@2dshmuplover - really? Have a look at these then:

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/legal/software-usage-terms/

"4. Software is Licensed

4.1. When you purchase Software, you are granted a licence to use that Software as describedin these Terms, but you do not acquire ownership of the Software. If you do not comply with these Terms we can terminate the Software licence granted to you under these Terms, which means you will no longer have the right to use the Software."

"17. Software Updates and End of Service

17.2. We and other publishers sometimes find it necessary to cease online support for Software. This means that features such as online multi-player and leaderboards will no longer be available. If a game is an online-only title you may no longer be able to use it."

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/

"3. SCOPE OF LICENSE. The application is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the application. If Microsoft disables the ability to use the applications on your devices pursuant to your agreement with Microsoft, any associated license rights will terminate."

Have you never had an online-only game where the servers have been turned off, as an example? Yes, these contracts are anti-consumer: they can assign their rights to someone else, but you can't assign yours to someone else. Legally, your access to your software library dies when you do - it can't be passed to someone else. Eurogamer did a piece on exactly that not so long ago:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-06-what-happens-to-your-steam-account-when-you-die

So no, you don't OWN anything, not even the licence. They grant you a licence and reserve the right to revoke it.
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kosigan

4 months ago

@kosmic2561 - £120-130 one off cost versus £24 per month, every month, for as long as you want to play that game. It would take only 5 months for the rental to amount to £120. Are you so sure it's a reduced cost?
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kosigan

4 months ago

@2dshmuplover - you're right, they haven't killed game owenership. That died a long time ago. You only ever purchase a licence to play a game - a licence that can be revoked at any time; so you're already renting, even if you're not aware of it.
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Where do downloadable games go when they die?

kosigan

4 months ago

@GamesConnoisseur - only because if you've got it on a disc, they can't stop it. Anything bought as a download can have its licence revoked, if it has DRM of any sort.
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Driver San Francisco, Far Cry 2 now playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility

kosigan

4 months ago

Driver SF is one of the few games that I've played more than once, with its New Game Plus feature. It's the only driving game where the story has actually worked, for me; and it was totally bonkers. Maybe that's the secret - something that the too-serious "stories" in the NFS games could learn from.
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Robot Cache is a new digital PC games storefront that will let you sell your used games

kosigan

4 months ago

To ensure that publishers don't immediately balk at the concept
Set your dictionary to British English to get the correct spelling of "baulk".
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Off Grid is about the principles of hacking

kosigan

4 months ago

@scuffpuppies - How about a nice game of chess?
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kosigan

4 months ago

Mitnick was a 'phone freak'.
It's actually "phone phreak".

http://explodingthephone.com/faq.php
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PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

kosigan

4 months ago

@rotmm - "A copy of GT Sport bundled with a PS4 counts as a copy of GT Sport sold."

Which is how Wii Sports came to be one of the "best-selling" games ever, despite no-one ever actually buying it.
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Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace

kosigan

5 months ago

@Sharz - it actually was free on Origin about 5 or 6 years ago, as a Christmas offer.
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kosigan

5 months ago

I didn't play the earlier entries in the series as I didn't have a console at the time, but I'd certainly be interested in Burnout 3 Takedown and Burnout Revenge. If they could do Criterion's NFS Hot Pursuit and NFS Most Wanted too, I'd have them in a heartbeat.
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kosigan

5 months ago

@Syrette - 720, yes, but not 1080 (or maybe even 2160, for those with the TV for it).
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kosigan

5 months ago

Fun fact: it's 10 years ago this month that Burnout Paradise was released. Where has the time gone?
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kosigan

5 months ago

TAKE MY MONEY NOW!
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Gran Turismo Sport's update brings back the game you thought you wanted

kosigan

5 months ago

On 22nd December, [...] 20 years to the day since the first game in the series launched in Japan
Um... it launched on 23rd December 1997, apparently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Turismo_(video_game)
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The big interview: the Gambling Commission on loot boxes

kosigan

5 months ago

In a marvellous piece of timing, SWBF2 is 50% off on PSN today.
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The history of bleem!

kosigan

6 months ago

"The fact is, if you buy something digitally you should own it for life"
The fact is, if you buy something digitally you don't own it at all. The companies are not interested in supporting older platforms, unless it helps with selling newer platforms or gives a good PR spin.
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Ubisoft has delayed Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2

kosigan

6 months ago

I enjoyed The Crew, played it to completion and got the Platinum trophy. I'm looking forward to The Crew 2, it looks interesting, should be fun. As a developer myself (not games though), I know that estimating how long it takes is the second-hardest part of the job. If they need longer, so be it. It'll be better for the extra time. Hopefully they've learnt from the first one too.
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Why so many FIFA 18 players think the computer cheats

kosigan

6 months ago

One exacerbated FIFA player
Proof that you shouldn't rely on spell-check to auto-correct long words that you can't spell.
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Here's Her Story creator Sam Barlow's interactive reimagining of 80s movie WarGames

kosigan

6 months ago

Coincidentally, I just got WarGames on Blu-Ray yesterday. Classic film.

"Alright, Lightman, maybe you can tell us who first suggested the idea of reproduction without sex?"
"Um... your wife?"
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EA Sports UFC 3 beta sparks claims of pay-to-win

kosigan

6 months ago

open random packs of cards
Open packs of random cards, surely?
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Sony announces full PlayStation Experience 2017 livestream schedule

kosigan

6 months ago

Ghost of Tsushima: From concept to reveal - 11.30pm GMT/12.20am CET Saturday, 9th December
12:30am, perhaps?
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