makariel

Welcome to the new Eurogamer

makariel

1 month ago

@EmilStabil thanks, but that addon wrecks a number of websites and makes them look really odd, you can't switch it on or off for individual tabs and I don't feel like making a 200 entry long whitelist ;) it would be much preferred if websites just offer dark mode as standard
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makariel

1 month ago

@WeeDosh I second the call for a dark mode, I feel my eyes straining while reading this, and why is the font so tiny by default (on desktop)?
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makariel

1 month ago

omg why is this so bright? can't you have a dark option for those who don't want to be blinded by their screens? bright font on dark background is so much easier to read for those of us who have problems with sensitive eyes.
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PlayStation blocks launch of creepy "pick-up artist" game Super Seducer

makariel

2 months ago

After they blocked this, what is stopping other games labelled as "murder simulators" being censored or banned from services? And how is this much different from Night Trap? I'm looking forward to President Trump banning GTA6 because you can run over people and kill them. But of course then will be an outcry, because that sells millions, while this probably only interests a few people. Isn't it great to punch down instead of up?
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TT Isle of Man review - motorsport's greatest challenge is brought to vivid life

makariel

2 months ago

But are there minorities in this game?
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

makariel

2 months ago

@Malek86
Nope, women are not only damsels in distress in Dark Souls. If you think of Gwynevere in Anor Londo she is (Spoiler!) an Illusion. The real Gwynevere left AL long time ago, before the light faded. The only ones who are trapped are the firekeeper and Rhea.

Sieglinde is a capable knight, much more capable than her father. Yes she was locked in a crystal, but even the most cunning player character gets trapped in this area at least once!

Quelana of Izalith lives in an area where not many survive and seems to have no issues there. She is not a damsel and does not ask you to save her.

Maneater Mildred laughs about you and would like to chop you into pieces, like her sisters, none of them can be called damsels.

Lords Blade Ciaran is a badass assassin and by no means a damsel. If you don't attack her she just goes her way and leaves you be, she doesn't ask you to save her from anything, only if you are willing to part with the soul of a loved one.

Priscilla is having her own domain and unless you are really into murdering half-dragons, she is one of the few to survive a run into the player character.

We don't know how many of the NPC actually look, have you ever seen the face of Domhnall of Zena? Shiva of the East is definitely not white, neither is his bodyguard and some other forest hunters. Some NPC are in a near hollow form, how can you tell how the skin of the merchant in undead burg used to look like? Black characters are one of the character presets during creation, so it's kind of certain they are reasonably common.

And newsflash: the world of Dark Souls is dying, everyone has a hard time, women, men, dragons, giants, ancient serpents, everyone. The world ends, and there is nothing you can do about it.

May I also remind you that Demon's Souls had a slider for the player characters gender(!) in the advanced character creator, not just "male/female"? It's 2018 now and I have rarely seen anything like that since.

sorry for the wall of text :-)
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makariel

2 months ago

"There hasn't been a medieval world this real and substantial since The Witcher 3"

The Witcher 3 was a fantasy world with Wyverns, Vampires and shit. That ain't real. Was this something your historian friend was telling you as well?

You also seem to misunderstand how trade worked at those times. Nobody spent a majority of their limited lifespan traveling from Moscow to Madrid and back again (which would take a horse-drawn caravan still weeks on modern roads, and with the benefit of free trade within the EU). Those who did travel such enormous distances are an exception, and have e.g. Netflix series named after them.
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Mighty No. 9 review

makariel

2 years ago

@IronSoldier you mean walking simulators like Overwatch, Witcher 3 Blood & Wine or Dark Souls 3, the last 3 games EG gave its "essential"? ;-)

Are walking simulators still a thing these days? I would have agreed with your statement few years ago when that thing came out (of which I can't even remember the name anymore) that started that trend, but a lot has happened since then.
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UK Russian Embassy tweets screenshot from Command & Conquer Generals

makariel

2 years ago

Another tweet from the same account shows Nazi Zombies from some Horror movie of which I already forgot the name...

only in Russia...
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Dark Souls 3's multiplayer is a very different, absolutely brilliant take on online

makariel

2 years ago

@KanevilPS_ lucky you, as soon as I set foot into a new area I get invaded. But so far most people invading me were mostly harmless. It's just the Estus-chugging of reds that I find annoying.
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How Microsoft's most-hated employee found hope in galactic disaster

makariel

2 years ago

@Rexter2k you might think so, but as "So you've been publicly shamed" (mandatory reading for anyone using the internet) shows: twitter mobs make no distinction between prominent or regular person when destroying someone's life.
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PES and Football Manager delete disgraced Adam Johnson

makariel

2 years ago

Was misreading the name as Adam Jensen. He would have never asked for any of this.
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Watch 30 minutes of the brand new Kingdom Come: Deliverance beta

makariel

2 years ago

I'm really interested in the game but I can't watch a 30 minute video with that framerate, gives me headaches :(
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Not everyone's thrilled with Microsoft's Quantum Break PC announcement

makariel

2 years ago

@grassyknoll
Do you have any solid figures to back up the "overlap between people buying a console or a PC is small"? For me this statement sounds strange since most people I know who own a PC also own at least one console. In real life I don't know any 'PC Master Race' people, they seem to be only online ;-)
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makariel

2 years ago

I don't get why Xbox One owners think of themselves so different from a PC, it's PC parts (a bit modified though), a Windows-based operating system and distributed by a company which traditionally made most of its money with desktop PC software? Saying something comes on Xbox and PC is essentially saying something comes on PC :-P
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Hideo Kojima is being joined by Metal Gear's artist and producer

makariel

2 years ago

@Kysen
Mecha Gear? Mecha Gear!
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Xenoblade Chronicles X review

makariel

2 years ago

Jesus W.H. Christ on a pogostick, do I really need to get a WiiU now?!?
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Bloodborne: The Old Hunters review

makariel

2 years ago

Wow!

Ok guys, will be back next year :D
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Watch the Eurogamer Podcast special - and the rest of Sunday's EGX sessions

makariel

3 years ago

@Bratterz in which year can we expect the podcast relaunch? I mean... just waiting a while already... ;)
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Bloodborne: The Old Hunters expansion revealed, coming November

makariel

3 years ago

A hoonter must hoont!
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PlayStation 4 CUH-1200 'C-Chassis' review

makariel

3 years ago

I rather have slightly more noise than slightly more heat.
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Forza Motorsport 6 takes us back to the series' heyday

makariel

3 years ago

@PixelJumper I don't know which article you were reading, but I got the impression that Forza 6 will deliver 'business as usual' and is lacking innovation. Tells me it's not worth buying a new wheel for. Forza 4 is great though.
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Rebellion revives Battlezone for virtual reality headsets

makariel

3 years ago

For a second I thought it was a remake of the awesome 1998 FPS/Strategy hybrid Battlezone... :(
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Assetto Corsa confirmed for Xbox One and PS4

makariel

3 years ago

@obidanshinobi "Had Pcars for the X1 and oh my god what a horror show that game is, on the Xbox One mind, I'm sure it's great on a good PC."

I have it on PC, but since I have an AMD graphics card it's not working properly. Framerates fluctuate like crazy and it's shocking how often it just crashes to desktop :-(

At the moment I wait for patches and new AMD drivers. Currently it's unplayable on my machine.
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XCOM 2 announced for PC this November

makariel

3 years ago

Yeah, looking forward to ironman impossible! Bring it on! :)
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Gran Turismo 6 is about to get this year's most exciting race car

makariel

3 years ago

Where is GT7? I spend most of my time with Assetto Corsa these days, but occasionally I just feel like fooling around a bit in GT.
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Video: LGBTI characters in games are important

makariel

3 years ago

@rob_of_the_robots I always thought Master Chief is gay. Would be surprised if he isn't.
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The next Need for Speed is a reboot

makariel

3 years ago

I think "Need for Speed: Reboot" is a strange title for a video game, but if they insist I'll call it NFS:Reboot from now on :)
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Dark Souls 2's weapon durability glitch fixed on PC

makariel

3 years ago

What glitch? I thought that's the way it was meant to be played. That's why you have 3 slots per hand, so that you can switch weapons after every third enemy, right?
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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

makariel

3 years ago

@Azazel will this also turn me into a squid? :(
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PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

makariel

3 years ago

@Sheikah I saw your graph mere seconds after I posted my comment :)
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makariel

3 years ago

@grassyknoll I might be mistaken, but I think the PS4 actually does better than the PS2 did in the same timeframe.
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The Evil Within: The Assignment and The Consequence review

makariel

3 years ago

In those heels I'd not even be able to jog ten feet.
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Eurogamer has dropped review scores

makariel

3 years ago

Wow, that was... unexpected... goodbye 8/10, you will (not) be missed!
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Video: Six famous faces stuck in the uncanny valley

makariel

3 years ago

Well, is there no other way to make videos about video games that don't devolve into some sort of click-bait-y list?
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Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

makariel

3 years ago

Why? Just... why?

o.Oa
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Valve's economist is the new finance minister of Greece

makariel

3 years ago

A hell of a job, all the best :)
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Assetto Corsa review

makariel

3 years ago

@shotbyascot

What PC do you have? I run it on my almost 4 year old i5 with a Radeon card of roughly the same age (don't know the number), that cost less than 200 quid back then. And I get 60FPS with only a few graphics settings lowered.

It really doesn't require a state of the art machine to run.
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makariel

3 years ago

[...] though it's brutally compromised by the restriction to 10-lap races and the lack of a proper points-tallying championship system to support it.
Huh? The later GT leagues (with the X at the end) go for 30 laps and have practice and qualifying sessions (at least in the current AC version). And the limitation is only there because the AI is at the moment too dumb for pitstops.

Apart from that good review.
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2014 voting

makariel

3 years ago

I get to a top 3 with a bit of thinking, the number 4 is already stretching it and I have no idea what to fill in as 5th favourite game...
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BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

makariel

3 years ago

Have constant crashes because DA:I doesn't seem to like my Radeon very much :-/ after changing to windowed mode stopped most of those crashes, I still had my share of freezes, crashes to desktop when starting/ending a quest or got stuck on loading screens. Didn't have that many issues trying to run a game since the times of playing with autoexec.bat and config.sys to get stuff running on my old 386SX.
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Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon review

makariel

3 years ago

@BarackObama
WAAAGH, WAAAGH never changes.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsells COD: Ghosts in UK

makariel

3 years ago

In Germany Advanced Warfare has been outsold by the Farming Simulator 14 :D

http://www.gamersglobal.de/news/92916/lws-15-schlaegt-cod-advanced-warfare-in-verkaufscharts
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RaceRoom is the best racing game you've never heard of

makariel

4 years ago

For a beta they hide an awful lot of content behind a paywall.
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Eyes-on with PC Shadow of Mordor's 6GB ultra-HD textures

makariel

4 years ago

I don't see differences between PS4, High and Ultra, what exactly does this need 6GB for? o.Oa
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Sony confirms wheels that work with PS4 racer DriveClub

makariel

4 years ago

Well, I guess I play Project Cars on PC then instead of Driveclub on PS4. Saves me the cost of buying a new wheel.
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Paradox's single-player RTS Ancient Space out today

makariel

4 years ago

Any chance of a review at any point?
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Your first glimpse of the new Hitman movie in action

makariel

4 years ago

...but, will it have murderous latex-nuns and no one at the studio thinking anything could be potentially wrong with that?
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The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

makariel

4 years ago

1. No
2. No
3. No
4. No
5. Yes - would be strange to start playing with the aim of feeling miserable
6. No, but since Dark Souls I found other games lacking
7. No
8. Dark Souls Dark Souls Dark Souls
9. No
10. No

Dark Souls/10 - my Soul is lost.
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First footage of From Software's Project Beast

makariel

4 years ago

Could it be a new entry for the Shadow Tower series? Either way, Demon's Souls 2 or Shadow Tower 2 are now both high up on my watchlist :)
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