mkreku

PUBG banishes a further 12 pros over reported "radar hacking"

mkreku

1 week ago

I once ventured into the wonderful world of online gaming through GTA 5. I was minding my own business trying to steal cool cars when I was blown away by a player. Naturally I wanted revenge so I stalked him. Turned out he was killing people left and right on the server and a bunch of us ganged up on him to exact revenge. I ran over him with a car while two other players were blasting him with automatic weapons from close range.

He casually got up from under my car and dropped a grenade at his own feet, killing all three of us, and walking away unscathed himself.

Yeah, cheating sucks, thus online gaming sucks (for me). Never again.
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey will finally let you tinker with its auto-levelling

mkreku

1 week ago

I'm playing the game normally (walking around doing random quests between the main quests on offer) and I haven't noticed any grind. I guess it only happens to the people only playing the main quest?
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Does Super Smash Bros. Ultimate deliver a generational leap for Switch?

mkreku

1 month ago

@jabberwocky I agree. I was surprised at the amount of superlatives the guy in the video threw at the upgrades in Ultimate when I felt it was the opposite most of the time. To me the new game looks more washed out and that white aura around characters looks weird..
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Why Fallout 76 players want to bring a bug back

mkreku

1 month ago

@Panzershrek78 Wow.. New Vegas is my absolute favourite of the new Fallouts. I can't fathom how you think it was a disappointment
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Troubling GOG tweets, a fired CD Projekt employee, and the spectre of GamerGate

mkreku

1 month ago

Exclusively Games, the idea of a gaming website concentrating on games (and not politics).. "owned by someone with links to Gamergate"..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3KpR6EyZX0

Ok, Eurogamer and Robert Purchese, feel free to show those links to Gamergate now. He is calling you out on this claim, and I'm interested in who is right.
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Bethesda to finally deliver canvas bags following Fallout 76 fan fury

mkreku

2 months ago

@Loefah Yeah, this is what irks me the most too. I mean, really, the one edition where you should have spent the most time and effort and they go and do this.. It's bafflingly clueless.

And someone in another thread found canvas bags just like the one in the picture for as little as $5 a piece. Can you imagine the level of greed that made Bethesda choose the $0.15 nylon bag instead?
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Just Cause 4 review - likeably scrappy open-world carnage

mkreku

2 months ago

This is one of those rare game series where I don't really care about reviews, I just know I will have fun with them anyhow.
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Turns out Bethesda did make Fallout 76 canvas bags and gave them out to influencers

mkreku

2 months ago

I did a quick search on Aliexpress for a canvas duffel bag and the ones resembling the duffel bag from the promo pics cost around $20.

Why on earth would they not include one of those for their most loyal fans (I assume anyone willing to pay $200 for a game is a bit of a fan..)? I mean, even if they realized they would have to be selling them at a loss, how many Collector's Editions would they sell? 10,000? 20,000? Compared to the millions buying the normal edition, that's a fart in space and well worth not cheaping out on.
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Best SSD for gaming 2019: shorter loading times, smoother streaming

mkreku

2 months ago

@Mar27w I have the 1 TB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 mentioned above and 470 or so games on Steam. I don't have a problem with this at all. I download the games I want to play and remove the ones I don't. My SSD certainly doesn't feel useless to me.
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EGX comes home to London next year

mkreku

2 months ago

@Retroid Same for me! Me and a bunch of my friends had been planning to try to visit the event, but the year we wanted to make a move they changed the location to Birmingham. It turned out that it was such a hassle to get from Sweden to Birmingham that we gave up on the idea.

It's much, much cheaper and easier to get to London so this is a good change for us :)
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Just Cause 4 has next-level physics - but does it run smoothly?

mkreku

2 months ago

...and obvious driver issues for Radeon cards...
What were the Radeon specific problems? I got Just Cause 3 late (probably patched) and my Radeon R9 290X had no problems.
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Eurogamer Q&A: Your PlayStation Memories

mkreku

2 months ago

@RawShark Agreed. When I read that one it made me wonder if Eurogamer even bothered to read all the admissions
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A 1TB Sandisk SSD is 116 for Black Friday - but you shouldn't buy it

mkreku

2 months ago

@princeosuh Yeah, I read a lot of reviews before taking the leap and I got my 1 TB Samsung 970 Evo nvme today (paid ~197 for it). It's basically only beaten by the Pro model (also by Samsung) when it comes to performance, but that Pro costs nearly twice as much.
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Valve pulls plug on Steam Link hardware

mkreku

2 months ago

I got mine free with a game I bought on Steam and I've been very impressed by it. It integrated my Xiaomi bluetooth game controller immediately and made it so that whenever I turn on the controller, it automatically turns on the Steam link.

For me the experience has been lag free and artifact free too. If only I could get hold of a second Xiaomi controller and my setup would be perfect..
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Eurogamer Q&A: Win 1 of 5 limited edition PS4 Pros!

mkreku

2 months ago

My best Playstation memory is actually not a playing memory but a memory of someone playing.

Me and my then girlfriend were students and poor. She was a life long Disney fan and one birthday I surprised her with a used Playstation 2 and Kingdom Hearts. Her joy and amazement as I watched her struggle through her first ever video game is something I'll never forget. We huddled together for countless nights playing, inching ever closer to the end in the company of Goofy and Mickey and all the rest. I got her a Piggyback Kingdom Hearts official guide book and she loved placing those stickers that came with it.

Until one night when instead of wanting to play she started crying. She held up the guide book and showed me the stickers page with only one slot left to fill. "I don't want to play the game anymore because I don't want it to end", she said. It broke my damn heart. Still a great memory of a very happy time in my life.

Later I got her Kingdom Hearts 2 and I like to think she's out there somewhere in the world eagerly awaiting Kingdom Hearts 3 even now (15 years later as it turns out).
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Xbox One keyboard and mouse support arrives next week

mkreku

2 months ago

If they make it possible for me to play Read Dead Redemption 2 (and possibly even the first one) with keyboard and mouse, I'm buying an Xbox One X
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PlayStation 4 Pro CUH-7200 review: the latest, quietest hardware revision

mkreku

2 months ago

I still have a fat Xbox 360 running under my 4k TV. I wonder if the PS4 Pro can really be any louder than that..? I mean, the first time it started whirring, I thought my refrigerator had broken down! It sounded exactly like that. I even went into the kitchen to check :/
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The Quiet Man review - a juvenile, incompetent embarrassment

mkreku

2 months ago

@Dysonism Ellie wrote some really great Avoid reviews, they were usually hilarious
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Banned FIFA 19 pro says he didn't know slur was homophobic because he's from London

mkreku

2 months ago

Maybe he meant that he used fag the way Australians use the word cunt? They even call their best friends cunt
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How could Red Dead Redemption 2 improve on PC?

mkreku

3 months ago

@Number1Laing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXAcbA5rh_w

It actually does around 30 fps in 4k in most games. The video above is recorded on an old AMD FX CPU with 8 GB of DDR3. The example I built is much stronger than that so might even get a few frames more, probably.
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mkreku

3 months ago

@gillri I managed to build a 601 PC that can do 30 fps at 4k!

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (includes cooler and is overclockable up to 4.0 GHz on it!)
MSI Geforce 1060 6GB Aero (this f-ing thing ate half the budget..)
MSI B450M PRO-M2 motherboard
1x8GB Corsair Value Select 2400 MHz (either this, for easy upgrade, or 2x4 GB)
Crucial BX500 120 GB harddrive (Windows 10 and RDR2 would fill it..)
Deepcool D-Shield V2 case
Corsair VS450 450W PSU

And this was with Swedish prices! Remove like 25% tax from that..

It's definitely doable. What kind of hat are we talking about?
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Acer's Predator Z35P is of the best ultrawide monitors - and now it's on offer

mkreku

3 months ago

@Malek86 Really? I'm on a weaker R9 290X at 1440p and it doesn't seem to struggle with anything really. That's the reason I haven't upgraded yet.
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The human cost of Red Dead Redemption 2

mkreku

3 months ago

@Tyronne They would be just games if they were also not a multi billion dollar business..
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Red Dead Redemption 2 review - a peerless open world, and a story in the shadow of its predecessor

mkreku

3 months ago

@OllyJ Yeah, it is kinda annoying how every reviewer keeps mentioning that game as some sort of pinnacle of open world gaming. For me it was quite the opposite; they made every beginner's mistake of open world designing that's possible to do with constantly respawning areas, weak lead quests, hugely similar areas divided by long stretches of impassable borders.. the list goes on.

Glad to see I'm not the only one.
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Intel Core i9 9900K review: the fastest gaming CPU money can buy

mkreku

3 months ago

@Alex_Star I'm joining the old-hardware-club you guys are forming here. I'm on a Intel Core i7 970 from 2010 (running on a Gigabyte motherboard from 2008). My GPU is an Radeon R9 290X from 2013.

I've been thinking about upgrading, but.. I can still run everything on high settings at 1440p. Difficult to motivate an upgrade with those numbers.
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What does it take to run Assassin's Creed Odyssey PC at 1080p60?

mkreku

3 months ago

@AlbertX but how do you determine that it's the DRM that's the CPU hog?
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Latest Steam Link update lets you play local co-op by 'streaming to multiple devices simultaneously'

mkreku

3 months ago

@Grimwood It works amazingly well for me. I use a Bluetooth controller (brand Xiaomi, excellent value and quality) and not only did it work immediately with the Steam Link, it also works so well that everytime I press the on button on the controller, the Steam Link automatically turns on too. It really makes it feel like the controller was part of the Steam Link package.

The streaming also works fantastic. Perfect picture quality and no lag whatsoever. I love it. And to think I got the Steam Link for free with a game I bought!
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Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski unsuccessfully demands more money from CD Projekt

mkreku

4 months ago

@Ashby678 I don't know, I think the law was intended to protect people from making huge mistakes/being used by more knowledgeable people. I mean, if you trick an old woman into selling her old, crappy painting to you for $50 when you secretly know she's sitting on a Da Vinci.. Even if you wrote a contract with her, I do think this law would make that contract void.

Maybe Sapkowski is the old woman in this example?
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey review - a vast and generous voyage

mkreku

4 months ago

@jrt87 The only difference between you and someone who has time to play 60+ hour games is that you play ten six hour games (and pay six times as much) instead. Unless you have less than 60 hours of game time left in your entire life?
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How Metro Exodus uses Nvidia ray tracing to stunning effect

mkreku

4 months ago

@SvennoJ I had the exact same feeling. Every time they switched between RTX mode and the normal mode, it just became.. different. Not better or worse, just like another artists take on how the lighting in that particular scene should look like.

Or maybe I'm just bitter because these RTX cards are gonna cost around $1700 here in Sweden.
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How BioWare revolutionised the RPG

mkreku

4 months ago

@Scimarad Yeah, I was a little surprised by some of the conclusions the author came to in this article. Some of them were already made by the Gold Box games back in 1988!

I'm also like you, that I loved the Gold Box games but could never engage with the Infinity engine games. I think Icewind Dale was the only one I completed, almost by accident.
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FIFA 19 on Switch is more than a reskin, even if it falls short of the real deal

mkreku

4 months ago

@bombjack2 You know, I've never played the Switch in handheld mode. I've gamed exclusively on a 4k TV. Why would I not compare it to a TV console?
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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is coming to Switch

mkreku

4 months ago

@neilka Hey, don't be like that! It's only 13 years old, just two years older than the very first Iphone..
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Humble Unity Bundle features $1593 worth of games and software for $15

mkreku

5 months ago

@AgentDaleCooper Not only you. I haven't bought more than maybe one bundle since the acquisition. I used to buy them all the time, they were so good.
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Esport "killer games" aren't right for Olympics, says IOC

mkreku

5 months ago

@Turniplord Well, to be fair, you're not actually killing anyone in a video game either. You are just competing against an opponent using digital media, even though the visual appearance is that of killing each other.

It's actually kind of like javelin or any other combat based sports: it's a refined version of something inherently violent.
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Eurogamer Q&A: Our first games

mkreku

5 months ago

Oh, I remember my first game well, Jetpac on my Spectrum ZX 48k. I was so surprised when I read an article on here about what a classic that game is. I had no idea it was a classic!
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Donut County review - a simple, physics-based puzzler that's a hole lot of fun

mkreku

5 months ago

Aw, not available on Android.. looked like a perfect phone game.
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Nvidia unveil RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at Gamescom

mkreku

5 months ago

@donteatmypanda Reasonable? How on earth is a price increase like that reasonable? So next year it will be 1870 (following the same logic, a 70% increase), the year after that 3180.. and in ten years it's like buying a Koenigsegg. In no sane world is that "reasonable"
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mkreku

5 months ago

@Luciferous A combination of a very weak Swedish currency and tax, yes. I don't mind the tax though, I just can't stand the price gouging by Nvidia.
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mkreku

5 months ago

@PCMR Same here. I can afford it, but.. why would I pay $1650 for a GPU? That's just insane (and yes, those are the prices in Sweden currently)
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Gris could be the most beautiful game you'll play this year

mkreku

5 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago

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

mkreku

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 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

7 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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