mkreku

Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

mkreku

2 weeks ago

@Ivattthestanier Remember when Eurogamer used to do interviews with game related people? Those seem to have all but disappeared. And you're right, the breadth of reviews seem to have gone down too. And the quality. Ok, now I'm depressed
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mkreku

2 weeks ago

@the9000 I was also surprised by this post. According to me Eurogamer was at its peak around the time Ellie was here and her interview with Epic's Mark Rein is still the funniest piece I've ever read on Eurogamer. Oh crap, that was in 2009, help I'm old
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Sea of Thieves-in-the-sky game Worlds Adrift launching in Early Access soon

mkreku

2 weeks ago

@45709 Seriously. Do they get paid per time they use the name of certain titles? Sea of Thieves and Destiny comes to mind..
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Introducing Digital Foundry's new PC benchmarking system

mkreku

2 weeks ago

Very cool feature! Perfect with the 1440p option so easily available. Thanks, DF!

Weird how DF keeps getting better and better but the reviews keep going further away from what I deem important (not really interested in the developer's personal opinion on gamergate when I want to know if a game is good or not, for example).
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Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered is exactly what it sounds like

mkreku

3 weeks ago

@LawnmowerDuck What you write is true, and I also remember just trying to turn my car around and accidentally backing up through some concrete construction that immediately toppled like a house of cards. There was no structural integrity to almost anything
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Sea of Thieves review - a Rare treasure

mkreku

4 weeks ago

@Wingtings "The Kraken! There's only tentacles, there's nothing under the surface, and when you defeat it you get JACK. SHIT. JACK!! SHIT!!" Haha, ok, that was pretty funny
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mkreku

4 weeks ago

@Old__Snake I might be slow, but how do I try this for free for two weeks? I'm on PC and I can only buy it for 64 euro. What am I missing?
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mkreku

4 weeks ago

@obscured021 Weird. It's 'only' appr. 64 euro in Sweden. We're usually among the most expensive countries so.. yay, I guess.
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mkreku

4 weeks ago

@marrax I use wccftech.com for my game reviews now (and tech news). I hadn't even realized it but I've subconsciously replaced Eurogamer with wccftech when showing game reviews to friends (or on other forums). I wonder what that means?
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

mkreku

1 month ago

@alsoatempaccount This is also my main complaint! I loved the compact look of the former design, seeing all the news of the current day collected without scrolling. There's too much space between everything in the new layout. Sure, it looks more modern, but it's not as practical. I don't like scrolling, apparently..

Other than that, it's really pretty now!
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

mkreku

1 month ago

@porkface Newsworthy?

https://wccftech.com/kingdom-come-deliverance-czech-university/

The game is being used to teach history at a Czech university.. despite the lack of people of colour.
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mkreku

1 month ago

https://wccftech.com/kingdom-come-deliverance-czech-university/

A Czech university is going to use the game to teach history. But Eurogamer's expert says they're wrong so they can't recommend it.

Hey, how about you at least report this news, @porkface ? Kind of a big thing for a game to be uased as education, especially when said game has put a lot of effort into historical accuracy.
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Sony reveals new limited edition Monster Hunter World PS4 Pro bundle

mkreku

3 months ago

I really like that red colour on the controller
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017

mkreku

4 months ago

Thanks for the list, guys! Much better than Eurogamers drivel and full of games I've now been inspired to buy (Prey will be my first GOTY-list purchase)!

I do wonder what I voted for though. I was drunk when I submitted it and only remember voting for Elex as my Game of the year..
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Dying Light's year of free DLC continues with the Gun Silencer

mkreku

4 months ago

@ChrisOTR In any other game I would agree with you, but.. This is Dying Light we're talking about. I would be willing to PAY for a silencer!
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017 voting

mkreku

4 months ago

Gee, I wonder if Zelda: Breath of the Wild will win this, no matter what the readers willl vote for..
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Star Citizen is selling virtual plots of land for up to £96 a pop

mkreku

5 months ago

It would be nice to see a different take on Star Citizen for once. Instead of focusing on the negativity (yes, it is late, we all know that already), how about actually checking out what is there and reviewing that instead? Regurgitating the same "will it ever come out? is it a scam?!" over and over gets old fast.

For example:
WCCFtech article on 3.0

Imagine that! Someone who actually had hands-on impressions is not as negative as everyone who has no experience with the game whatsoever!
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On the secret smallness of Skyrim

mkreku

5 months ago

I understand this article and I get what the author is aiming at, but I'm not sure Skyrim is the best example of this gigantic-miniature world effect. I would rather have used Gothic/Gothic 2. Especially Gothic is a world that feels large but is actually very compact, just because of the brilliance in its design.
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The Intel and AMD partnership: what does it mean for gamers?

mkreku

6 months ago

I own a Xiaomi Air 12, a 1 kg, 12 inch 1080p screen, absolutely silent device. This kind of laptop sounds like the perfect fit for this new collaboration, since the only thing lacking is the ability to play games on it.
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Jelly Deals roundup: PUBG, Super Mario Odyssey, Steam Link and more

mkreku

6 months ago

If only that C64 mini was a fully functioning computer.. you know, with a real keyboard and not a plastic cover that looks like a keyboard. I kinda want it but that makes it feel so cheap :(
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World of Warcraft Classic: We ask Blizzard our biggest questions

mkreku

6 months ago

Hmm.. I played a paladin and in vanilla WoW there were both good times and bad times to being a paladin. I played through the closed beta and that was when the paladin was as most fun to play. You had proper attack skills and healing skills and the challenge was to balance your mana pool between them in a fight. Too much offense and you died, too much healing and the fight was endless.

But when they launched the game they changed paladin to a timer based system. No more offense, just a bunch of skills on timers, some up to 1 hour long. Paladin became horribly boring to play. I still persisted for maybe 3 months playing as one before switching to a much more fun rogue build. Then the first expansion hit (some outer space shit) and I quit.
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Cult classic murder mystery Deadly Premonition is now backwards-compatible on Xbox One

mkreku

6 months ago

@Alex_Star I'm exactly like you. The premise and story seems interesting, but the rest.. it's just impossible for me to get immersed when everything else is so bad.
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Pinball FX3 hits Nintendo Switch later this month

mkreku

6 months ago

@Diji1 Yeah, I have that on my phone. Attack From Mars and Medieval Madness on the go!
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How co-op works in Far Cry 5

mkreku

6 months ago

@MR-BUGGLES I remember Mercenaries 2 had this limitation and it completely ruined co-op for me and my friends. We wanted to race from mission to mission (using whatever vehicle available), but if someone was winning a race with too much marginal, the game would reset us closer together. Incredibly annoying. Made the world feel small too.
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Star Citizen shows off cities the size of planets

mkreku

6 months ago

@spamdangled Yes, but the point was open development of this size.. I'm pretty sure we can agree on Rockstar not being especially open about their development at least. An OPEN project of this size is a first.
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mkreku

6 months ago

@adamjorgensen What part of "gigantic" didn't you understand? Unless you can point to another project involving hundreds of people over several continents using cutting edge technology with a budget of several hundred million dollars, then yeah.. I think we're seeing a first.
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mkreku

6 months ago

For the first time we're seeing the development of a gigantic project unfold, almost live, in front of our eyes. We are actually able to witness the work they put in and the amount of content they are creating.

And yet most people here are so negative! I just don't get it.
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Elex review

mkreku

6 months ago

I've been playing this for almost a week now and it really is a classic Piranha Bytes game, with all the good and bad that brings.

Elex is a lot like Gothic 3 was supposed to be: gigantic world, lots of things to do and a rather thinly spread story. It's in a much better state than Gothic 3 was when it was released though.

I'm having a blast. The jetpack opens up the game in a way I didn't expect. Exploration has always been fun in all Piranha Bytes games (they build excellent worlds), but the addition of being able to fly short distances brings with it new gameplay revelations. It's just so satisfying to spot that little ledge above you.. and then a little ledge above that.. and so on until you reach some hidden spot with just a single old coin in it. Just a little token that the developers knew you'd find your way there and wanted to acknowledge that. I love those little touches.

Weirdly enough the game world is probably this game's weakest part! It never feels natural like Gothic 3 did. It's too dramatic, too exaggerated, too far from reality. It's probably a concession made to lessen the impact of the jetpack, but still.. it feels like a giant playground and not a world.

I bought the collector's edition ($150..) but I still feel like I'm getting my money's worth. Recommended from me!
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mkreku

6 months ago

I already know I'll love this, but it's definitely not for everyone. Typical Piranha Bytes that is
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Jelly Deals: LG's finest 4K OLED just got a little cheaper

mkreku

6 months ago

@16bitfan I live in Sweden and a store called Elgiganten had a sale on the B6V a few months ago (down to £1280). When I got to the store someone had returned one of the B6V's and Elgiganten had reduced its price even further (to £1068).

They let me check the returned TV and the former owner hadn't even installed the batteries in the remote! It was exactly like brand new so I bought it. Turns out he had only had it for a day and not even unpacked it.

I was lucky.
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mkreku

6 months ago

I bought the LG OLED55B6V (slightly older model) for £1068. I must say I'm happy with that purchase.

Not sure I would have bought it for £1600 though..
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War's Denuvo protection is cracked in less than 24 hours

mkreku

6 months ago

@abczyx You were paying for hardware (cartridges). When you remove the cost of hardware you get the game's price. C64 used cassettes which were cheap back then, so they are easier to compare to today's games. Game prices have gone up, hardware has gone down.

Check out the prizes from ZZap! 64 from 1987: https://archive.org/details/zzap64-magazine-027

It was somewhere around £8,95-9,95 per game.
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mkreku

6 months ago

@PlugMonkey No, what you remember buying is hardware (cartridges). Hardware has taken a diametrically opposite journey compared to games. Games have become much more expensive, hardware has become cheaper.

But I can see from your reply, quoting yourself as source and your condescending tone in general, that there's no point in arguing with your type.

Here's a source for the 1987 prices though, if anyone's interested:

http://www.lemonamiga.com/dmz/page.php?id=29&page=9
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mkreku

6 months ago

@PlugMonkey Why do people keep saying that? It's so easy to disprove. Just take a look at any old magazine (with ads), check the price then, adjust for inflation and compare to a game of today.

Example: Spy vs Spy on C64 cost 99 SEK in 1987. That was the average 30 years ago (from 29 SEK to 179 SEK). Adjusted for inflation: 188 SEK.

Normal game 2017: 529 SEK (Wolfenstein 2). Normal 499 to 599 SEK.

It's not even close to the same price! In fact, game prices have increased faster than other consumer products.

What are your sources for saying the prices have stayed the same for 30 years?
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SNES mini already hacked to play downloaded games

mkreku

7 months ago

You know how you guys go on and on about "rip-off Britain"? £70? The cheapest you can find it for in Sweden right now is £150. Yeah...
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Gran Turismo Sport's full car list revealed

mkreku

7 months ago

@SuperShinobi I do agree with you that more content (cars/tracks) does not automatically equal a better game. But for someone like me, who loves to take my own real life car on a spin on the world's most famous race tracks (and Pike's Peak please!), a racing game with more cars and tracks is more likely to have included my car.
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mkreku

7 months ago

No Audi S3? I'm out
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 looks like a case of being careful what you wish for

mkreku

7 months ago

@LelandPalmer How about this for attracting downvotes: I agree with you and wish they could bring Ellie back
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Intel Coffee Lake-S: Core i7 8700K review

mkreku

7 months ago

Uh.. I'm on a Core i7-970 (six core 3.2 GHz processor).. from 2010! My motherboard is from 2008 (super expensive Gigabyte X58A-UD7). When I bought the things I wanted to future proof them as much as I could, but I had no idea just how future proof they would be. Motherboard is pushing on ten years!

I've only upgraded the GPU and memory (tri-channel so even if it's only DDR3 1066MHz it still seems to hold up) since then.
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Microsoft pulls U-turn on controversial Forza Motorsport 7 VIP changes

mkreku

7 months ago

@Pegsta69 This. This is the reason why I have no interest in Forza 7. I want to take my Audi S3 to ridiculous heights. Screw realism!
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Now there's a C64 mini

mkreku

7 months ago

Omg so cute
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Shadow of War developer discusses the game's controversial loot boxes

mkreku

7 months ago

Disappointingly pointless article. Why not ask him about implementing cheat codes for people who want "time savers", like they used to? Or why we can't buy things directly instead of through loot boxes (which is just gamling for real money with another name)?

Instead you just let him spout his corporate BS unanswered.. like I said, disappointing.
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Jelly Deals: LG 55-inch 4K OLED TV at its cheapest price yet

mkreku

7 months ago

I bought the 55 inch 4k LG OLED55B6V for £1058. One of the best deals I ever made, I think. It's a fantastic TV.
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First women-only esports car racing competition announced

mkreku

8 months ago

@UncleLou "whiniest group", "wallows in self-pity", "is afraid of everyone"

What do you think you're adding to the discussion with comments like this?
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mkreku

8 months ago

I'm male and I'm only one person so I am aware that my experiences are completely anecdotal.

I used to play World of Warcraft. I played for a little over a year. I had two characters, one male paladin that I started with and one female rogue that I started maybe six months later.

My paladin was largely left alone. I basically soloed up to level 60 (max then), slowly earning money for a mount and having shit equipment.

Then I started my female rogue. I've never been treated as well as when I played that rogue. Suddenly people were helpful, offering tips and help and sometimes even equipment. I got invited to groups, clans and what not. People actually talked to me! Sure, some were flirty, but when I made it clear I wasn't interested they just stopped and we played instead. To be honest, I had a much better experience as a female than a male.

Maybe I was just lucky for those six months.
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Can Call of Duty: World War 2 improve on one of gaming's fastest engines?

mkreku

8 months ago

Ok, I thought you guys in the comments were exaggerating how dated it looks, but.. It really does look dated. Saying it looks like a PS2 game is a bit much though.
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Steam users review-bomb Sonic Mania over unexpected DRM

mkreku

8 months ago

@regret Yes. Denuvo is not a digital rights management company. Denuvo is anti-tamper, meaning it tries to protect the original code from being changed (tampered with).
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Dragon Quest 11: is Unreal Engine 4 a good fit for JRPGs?

mkreku

9 months ago

Dragon Quest 8 is still one of my favourite games ever. It just feels like it's impossible to follow up on that game since it was the story that was so unique.
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Jelly Deals: Green Man Gaming offering a range of last chance Summer Sale discounts

mkreku

9 months ago

Omg, I'm so stupid. I went there and bought Ghost Recon: Wildlands, but I looked around for so long I forgot about the Eurogamer code. I used the Summer2017 code instead so the price difference was only 5%, but still.. I'm not a clever man.
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How Pokémon Go's disastrous first fan gathering undid months of goodwill

mkreku

9 months ago

To me this whole article read like an incredibly negative person not being able to enjoy a good time.
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