masterson

Star Citizen's client expected to be around 100GB

masterson

3 years ago

@crackerjack245 You are aware the internet is also a crowdfunded effort that is still very much a work in progress right? :)
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Apple adds Pay Once & Play category to App Store

masterson

3 years ago

Excellent move - I will constrain my game hunting to that section in future.
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Video Games: The Movie review

masterson

4 years ago

Well considered and written review - nice work.
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There's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for Xbox 360 Kinect

masterson

4 years ago

A Michael Bay movie tie-in by Activision & Pizza Hut featuring Kinect & Facebook integration - what is there not to love?
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Turn 10 outlines Forza 5 DLC plan

masterson

5 years ago

@ring_piece

Well, thanks for taking time out of your hectic schedule to share that with us. Hopefully EG will up their game and try harder to keep you entertained. You cock.
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Digital Foundry vs. the 2.5K display revolution

masterson

5 years ago

Another long thread of people trying to convince others (although mostly themselves) that their current setup is optimal and anyone wanting more is some kind of nutter. :)
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GAME releasing Pikmin 3 digital download codes early

masterson

5 years ago

@CyborgD Yup, it was mailed to me at 00:10 after I'd already crashed. :(
On the plus side - it's weekend! (And Pikmin looks great thus far!)
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masterson

5 years ago

Hmmm.. I got all excited reading this and ordered the download code from GAME.
That was two and a half hours ago - I have received a confirmation mail but still no code.
I'm currently on the floor hugging my knees to my chest, rocking back and forth sobbing uncntrollably, pausing only to check for new mail every 30 seconds.

Aside from ritual suicide with a Wii-U stylus to the temple, any suggestions?
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FIFA 14 on PS4 and Xbox One uses the fancy new Ignite Engine - but the PC version doesn't

masterson

5 years ago

Well, it's in everyone's interest to get us all onto closed systems that prohibit resale. Except ours...
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Madden NFL 25 the latest EA game to skip Wii U - what now for FIFA 14?

masterson

5 years ago

I thought it had already been made clear EA were not working on anything for Wii-U.
With that in mind, do we really need an article for every game they are not releasing?
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Wii U Virtual Console goes live in Europe tomorrow

masterson

5 years ago

@jamyskis

I only ever had NTSC consoles prior to HD. But to be fair, I'm a bit mental.
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Wii U spring system update now live

masterson

5 years ago

To be fair - solid update - most bullet points much needed.

Does this mean the "official" VC is imminent?
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Stealth Bastard coming to PS3 and Vita this summer

masterson

5 years ago

I was hoping for "Sneaky Cunt"
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See Unreal Engine 4 on PlayStation 4

masterson

5 years ago

I don't recall the last time I was so impressed by a tech demo...
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Nintendo solidifies 60Hz support for Wii U Virtual Console with launch of Punch-Out!!

masterson

5 years ago

I've been pondering ZombiU - might just jump at that price.

*If* I can be arsed to stay up until past midnight for it... :confused:
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Zynga: "all games are derived from other games"

masterson

5 years ago

Imagine this opinion being stated in relation to other media -

"Who wrote the story is a distraction, what matters is selling it to people"

"Who painted the picture is a distraction, what matters is selling it to people"

"Who designed a building is a distraction, what matters is selling it to people"

Publishers, studios & estate agents > Writers, artists & architects?

Fuck that noise.
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Sony to drop DualShock for the next PlayStation - report

masterson

5 years ago

@felicitous_blue

So surely they'll have it calibrate a baseline per user?
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masterson

5 years ago

Funny how so may of you seem to want exactly what we already have but with better graphics (and then moan about a lack of innovation).
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Wii U blitzes PS3 and 360 as the "greenest" console

masterson

5 years ago

Trust the EG forum to make something negative out of this. If it gave out blow jobs and ice cream you'd still find something to moan about.
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Nintendo blocking 18+ rated Wii U eShop content at certain times

masterson

5 years ago

Gotta love that combination of -

"I'd never buy download games at those prices! I'm never going to buy a Wii U"

and

"A couple of games I was never going to buy aren't available 24x7! I'm never going to buy a Wii U"

It is a daft decision from Nintendo, but hardly a reason to avoid the console as some here seem to be making out.
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Microsoft has sold 70 million Xbox 360s

masterson

6 years ago

4. 2 of which died.
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Molyneux: Curiosity prize is not money or Half-Life 3

masterson

6 years ago

It gives you the bad AIDS via bluetooth.
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Detained ArmA 3 devs speak: "the conditions are tough"

masterson

6 years ago

Hurr hur hur... "Lesbos"

/end Beavis
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iPhone 5 revealed, runs "console quality games"

masterson

6 years ago

So to be clear -

It's got a bigger screen, a quicker CPU/GPU, lower weight/thickness, a new version of the O/S and better battery life and it's a disappointment?

What were y'all expecting exactly? A socket at the bottom for your dick?
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Activision slapped over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 TV ad

masterson

6 years ago

Cool, now they can flick over to the news to see similar scenes being played out with real people.
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Microsoft responds to Polytron's claims that fixing Fez would be too costly

masterson

6 years ago

The game (and it's patch) already went through certification at MS, yet still came out with bugs. I find it a little rich for them to require additional payment for them to repeat this clearly ineffectual process.
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Father blames Microsoft as son spends 1150 on Xbox Live

masterson

6 years ago

Funny story - of course the kid has a concept of money by the age of twelve. If not - there are bigger issues to address.
One thing I must comment on is the (faux?) outrage of some posters above that a 12 year old is playing an 18 rated title. So what? I'm sure we have all watched 18 rated movies before the BBFC said we should. It's just virtual toy soldiers, it's not like he's letting him watch Human Centipede. It also has no bearing on the issue being discussed.
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Seller awaiting payment for $1.32m Ebay game collection

masterson

6 years ago

So it's not news, but it does warrant a post? Odd logic.
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Valve counters EA's Steam sales "cheapen intellectual property" accusation

masterson

6 years ago

Origin may have "11 million users", but how many actually signed up for it as opposed to just having their EA accounts "upgraded". I imagine I am amongst the quoted 11 million, despite never installing it or having any intention if using it.
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GMG: EU resale ruling will "shake up the digital distribution market"

masterson

6 years ago

I think it's extremely naive to expect anything positive to come out of this.

Subscription gaming here we come... :(
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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Review

masterson

6 years ago

On iOS app store search for "Magic 2013".
It's "free" for a cutdown version and an in-app purchase unlocks the full fat version (about 7 quid as I recall).
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Lara Croft attempted rape will make Tomb Raider players want to "protect" her

masterson

6 years ago

Rape QTE FTL
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Xbox SmartGlass streaming service announced

masterson

6 years ago

I actually think this is a great idea, enabling MS to "do a Wii-U" simply by releasing a few apps for commonly used smartphones/tablets. Any crosslatform developer working on Wii-U could easily re-use assets with SmartGlass on 360.
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Much-loved indie video game shop Game Focus shuts down

masterson

6 years ago

What a shame.

Nice little store, was always on my list of places to visit when I was in Central London.

I used to work in that part of town back in the nineties, amongst so many cool comic book/cult movie/underground music/import game stores. Whilst I love the internet as much as the next guy, it has pretty much removed the need for specialist stores, and consequently taken much of the charm out of shopping in London. Oh well... :(
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Silicon Knights: "used games are cannibalising the industry"

masterson

6 years ago

@enigma I do take your point, but I still do not think the industries are as different as you suggest.

All are vying for the same entertainment budget, and all are having to adapt to the shift online. One could argue that games already have a tiered release (like cinema>DVD or hardback>paperback) as often a budget version is released some months later.
Taking the analogy even further, recent "HD" re-releases have shown there's money to be made by "doing a Blu-Ray". Games can go even further with "official" emulation (i.e. Nintendo's virtual console) showing they can often still sell a 20 year old game if the price is right (or even when it's not apparently :) ).

Thank you for your considered response in any event.
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masterson

6 years ago

@Kami Your focus on RRP ignores two of the the main differences between the games market now vs 20 years back - volume and cost of sale. The number of games being sold and the demographics buying them are far larger than before.
Whilst it's true development costs have gone up, distribution costs and retail space are going down thanks to an increase of digital distribution. In many ways, developers/publishers have never had it so good, but to reap these benefits a new approach is required. Companies like Zynga et al have been very profitable not by raising RRPs (or to be honest even making good games) but by embracing this new commercial reality.
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masterson

6 years ago

Here we go again...

blah blah blah, 2nd hand sales cost us money etc, etc

As is posted in every thread of this nature - other industries continue to be profitable despite the presence of 2nd hand sales. If your unit price is low enough, 2nd hand sales have less impact (e.g. books, CDs, movies etc). Why do the games industry keep blaming the consumer, rather than provide an incentive to buy new, when multiple other industries seem to workout just fine on a similar playing field?

Moreover - we are one minute having statements like "biggest entertainment day one sales" waved under our noses by the same industry that is telling us it is about to collapse due to us exercising our right to resell products we own.

Stop whining - make games people want to buy (and keep!) and work to reduce prices. This will not eliminate 2nd hand sales or piracy, but it will certainly make them less attractive options.
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Sony makes LittleBigPlanet Karting official with debut trailer

masterson

6 years ago

This is a swell idea, especially if I can use my LBP Marvel Superhero costumes... :)
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Sony explains why you can't transfer UMDs to your Vita

masterson

6 years ago

IF 1 SINGLE PERSON wants to transfer over their psp games then that should be enough to atleast offer the thing!!!
Really? If you were running Sony you'd go about making your entire catalogue available online (along with all the requisite contractual efforts with multiple 3rd parties and the necessary infrastructure) and setup a web portal and support processes (i.e. Confirmation of original purchase) so a single person can play games on Vita that they already have a PSP for?

When he says there is no demand, what he really means is that the demand is insufficient to justify all the above expenses. And he may well be right...

I agree it sucks for those of us that would like to be able to do this, but let's try for a little perspective shall we? :)
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Michael Jackson: The Experience Review

masterson

6 years ago

What better way to provide the full MJ experience than fumbled touching and large sums of money changing hands?
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Workers at Xbox 360 plant threaten mass suicide

masterson

6 years ago

The irony is of course that many of you are typing how unfair all this is on computers/consoles/smartphones/tablets that you would not have been able to afford if they'd been made in the west...

My point is - this obviously sucks for the workers there, but we also have a role to play in this fucked up situation.
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Microsoft was Fable dev Lionhead's "saviour"

masterson

7 years ago

Well, that's an unexpected point of view from "Peter_LIAR_Molyneux"... :)
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Games industry votes Apple as biggest influence

masterson

7 years ago

Just because you don't like it - doesn't mean it's not true.

Of course, it depends on how you interpret the question (and over what period of time it applies). If it relates to the industry at specifically this point in time - cold hard data backs this opinion.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

masterson

7 years ago

Teething troubles aside - I think I like it. On my PC screen it's taking a little getting used to, but on a tablet it's hugely improved. I assume theres an update for the iPhone on it's way - all articles seem to lead to a 404 error at the mo...
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Harrison Ford plays Uncharted 3

masterson

7 years ago

"Wow - it's so realistic..."More than can be said for Indy 3 :)His enjoyment seems genuine, and as Mr Touchdown states, this isn't entirely arbitrary celebrity endorsement - to say Uncharted was inspired by the Indy movies is an understatement. As for the game - I can't wait!
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iPhone 4S sells 4m in three days

masterson

7 years ago

I really don't understand the whole "People buying apple are just following the mindless herd" line - it's invariably dropped by people using Windows (87% of the Desktop market) or Android (>50% of the smartphone market). W..T...F

Anyway - 4S looks nice, but certainly not enough to make me wish to trade up from a 4. As with many here, when my current contract expires I'll get the next big little thing.
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Why Star Fox 64 3D isn't online

masterson

7 years ago

Amusingly, many of the 59p iOS apps Nintendo are so keen to dismiss manage to have online play.
24 1

Used market cost Heavy Rain 1m sales

masterson

7 years ago

Boo hoo hoo - I wonder how much second hand car sales cost the automotive industry? On second thoughts - I don't care.
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New Wii same size as current model

masterson

7 years ago

I don't think anyone is suggesting you should replace your existing Wii with this one.
Probably safe to assume that anyone that still want's a Wii is not going to miss NGC support.
This "redesign" (it looks no different to me) is primarily for Nintendo's benefit (fair enough).
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Pitchford: Duke wouldn't hurt a woman

masterson

7 years ago

"Capture the Slag" would have worked better for the UK (and probably got them into even more trouble)
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