mkreku

Gris could be the most beautiful game you'll play this year

mkreku

5 days ago

Hmm.. Gris is the Swedish word for pig. Kind of takes some of the shine away.
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Remembering Singularity, Raven Software's forgotten shooter

mkreku

4 weeks ago

Yeah, I have this on price watch on GoG. Right now (and since I put it there) it costs.. $30! I mean.. come on..

I will definitely get it when it's more reasonably priced.
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Fugl is a game about being a bird, and that's really all it needs to be

mkreku

1 month ago

@Zerobob It's true, it was barren. But the viewing distance was remarkable for its time. You could see probably a kilometer into the distance, which made sniping so much more fun.
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mkreku

1 month ago

I love voxels! I remember the game Delta Force used them back in 1998. Awesome game.
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Microsoft Classic Intellimouse review - now hardware is getting the remastering treatment

mkreku

1 month ago

@nufcfan123 Hehe, still using mine
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Is Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar on the ropes?

mkreku

1 month ago

@Ivattthestanier I used to work as a games journalist in the early 2000, and what you're saying is correct. I took pride in finding the obscure news, the news that not many others had reported on (if any). I scoured forums, sent emails/chats/sms to hundreds of developers/publishers and subscribed to all manner of weird mailing lists (trademarks for example). I was actively searching all the time. The best feeling in the world was when our relatively small news site was used as a source by world known sites (brought a lot of traffic too).

I have a feeling this is not how Eurogamer works. As you said, follow the trends and regurgitate press releases. Easiest job in the world.
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mkreku

1 month ago

@45709 You forgot Sea of Thieves:

Sea of Thieves Review News (64) Features (15) Videos (3) Guides (12)

@MrTomFTW you really think this is 'fair' reporting?
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VR makes me feel sick, but The Persistence does all it can to help

mkreku

2 months ago

@ZombieJ I, too, would love to read a review of VR games where they review the game and the experience without whining about headaches and vomiting in every paragraph..
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Concern rises over World Health Organisation's new "gaming disorder"

mkreku

2 months ago

I don't know who is right and who is not (I'll leave that to the experts who have vastly more knowledge on the matter than I do), but I have seen a case of potential gaming addiction first hand.

The boss of a place I used to work at had a son my age. He was a medical student (becoming a doctor, close to finishing, something like 7-8 years of studies already done) that was obsessed with World of Warcraft. He had played it for a long time, but recently it had taken over his life completely. He had dropped out of his studies, he had lost his girlfriend and he had had to move back with his parents.

My boss wanted me to talk to him, seeing as I had played WoW too, and I agreed. It was a surreal experience. This guy is very intelligent and verbal and he explained to me that everyone kept interfering with his life and he just couldn't see what the fuss was about. It was like all his priorities had flipped. Instead of seeing it as the game interfering with his life, he saw it as life interfering with his gaming (although gaming was now his life, if that makes sense). Spending time with family was time lost that could have been gaming. Spending time studying was time lost he could have been gaming. Eating, showering, everything took a backstep to gaming. And that was normal to him, that everything outside of gaming was a waste of time. It was like talking to someone in opposite world. I couldn't get through to him.

I have no idea what happened to him in the end, but to me the idea of gaming addiction being real is not so far-fetched.
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PUBG developer debunks accusation maps are "asset flips"

mkreku

2 months ago

@David_Semperger I've always wondered about this myself. Like, every time I read about racing games creating the same Nissan GTR for the umpteenth time and brag about the hundreds of thousands of polygons and work hours it took to get it right. Why?? It's the same car that's been rendered a thousand times in hundreds of games before! Is it really not possible to just buy these car models from somewhere and apply your own decals to them to separate them from the pack? It all just seems like such a huge waste of time and resources.
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Eurogamer's best of E3 2018

mkreku

2 months ago

I thought Dying Light 2 with Chris Avellone looked very promising. And Metro:Exodus.
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CD Projekt explains why it went with first-person for Cyberpunk 2077

mkreku

2 months ago

@eamonswan So because they made one game (series) in third person view, the expectation is now that all they ever do for the rest of their lives will be third person? Is that your logic here?
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Bethesda announces Starfield, its "next generation" RPG

mkreku

2 months ago

Which will be released first: Starfield or Star Citizen?
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CD Projekt Red unveils Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2018

mkreku

2 months ago

@pelican_ Right click and show picture works fine too so thank you for that!
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Microsoft E3 2018 conference live report

mkreku

2 months ago

To be honest, they could have skipped everything up to Cyberpunk.. I just want to see more of that.
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mkreku

2 months ago

Holy shit..
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mkreku

2 months ago

I loved the first Dying Light! But I barely recognized this.. weird.
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EA E3 2018 conference live report

mkreku

2 months ago

I thought it looked pretty good, but I never played Destiny
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mkreku

2 months ago

Did you guys know that a normal American football game is around 3-4 hours long but only approximately 11 minutes of those hours are actual gameplay (guys running with the ball)? The rest is commercials and slow motion of coaches and players.
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E3 2018 schedule guide - all conference times, stream links and predictions

mkreku

2 months ago

@pelican_ Well, that's kind of the thing: even the American sites I use have the courtesy of supplying me with CEST 24 hour format times (ESPN for example), yet a site called Eurogamer, based in Europe, cannot.
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mkreku

2 months ago

What's am/pm? Why not use 08:00 and 20:00 for the CEST time? No-one uses am/pm here.
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IndieGoGo to send in debt collectors over M.I.A. Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

mkreku

2 months ago

@Keeper88 Oh yeah, I was plenty pissed when it happened. I really wanted that Time 2 watch. I just didn't feel ripped off, more like annoyed.
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mkreku

2 months ago

@Keeper88 What do you mean? Pebble was bought by another company and I got every cent back from my backing of Pebble Time 2. Did you lose money somehow?
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Detroit: Become Human beats State of Decay 2

mkreku

3 months ago

@Ivattthestanier He's only controversial on this site, for some reason. To be honest, I thought it discoloured the review of Detroit: Become Human too, to the point of annoyance. "David Cage lacks the wit and intelligence to blah blah" (paraphrased).. I mean, I'm sorry Oli, but I think you lack the wit and intelligence to cast that judgement on David Cage.
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Resident Evil film director making a Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich

mkreku

3 months ago

@Humperfunk Nooo, she was great as Leeloo in The Fifth Element.. nooo
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mkreku

3 months ago

I'm a weak man, I will watch anything with Milla in it
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God of War is a smash hit in UK chart

mkreku

4 months ago

You know at the end of the year, Eurogamer will still place this below Sea of Thieves on their Best Games of the Year list.
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The Ultimate year: 12 months that forged a legend

mkreku

4 months ago

I'm always so surprised when I see Jetpac being mentioned as being special in more ways than I ever knew. For me it was just the first game I ever owned on my then brand new Spectrum ZX 48k.
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

mkreku

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

7 months ago

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

mkreku

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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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