modo_komodo

Eve Online's most famous player wants to novelise its most famous war

modo_komodo

3 years ago

Something like this has already been done:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sciencegroen/a-history-of-the-great-empires-of-eve-online

It's release is due quite soon, I believe. You should check that out if you're interested in this.
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Same sex marriage in Skyrim

modo_komodo

7 years ago

"I married An Orc" - - - This week in OK!
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PS3 firmware 3.61 not crashing LA Noire

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Anyone else find it weird that R* would just come out and say something like that if they didn't think it was true?

I'm not saying one way or the other here. Just think its odd coming from one of gamings most respected developers who have a long history of saying nothing rather than hype - the anti-Molyneux if you will.

Also, would such a statement not have an impact on PS3 sales of the game? Their alleged platform of choice.

"Our game will melt your console" - - Better fucking not buy it then!
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L.A. Noire

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Personally, I'm not too bothered about what score it gets - I want to give it a go myself.

Do you think these claims that the game is slow are a symptom of the 'casualisation' of games? People seem so keen to get these fast-paced, instant gratification fests that they are just not prepared to slow down a little.

I was really interested to see the division in opinion with Red Dead. Some people complained that it was far too slow because you had to ride across half the map to get from point A to B. Others loved it because they took time to absorb the atmosphere or watch the sun set - in other words, they understood what Rockstar had put together and why they were making you do it. These are very deliberate design choices.

L.A. Noire is going to be the same. Get absorbed in the atmosphere. Enjoy the journey
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Brink

modo_komodo

7 years ago

@Flido I will be the first to take issue with the way that EG does things but I don't think its right in any way to start making it personal. Let's try to have an objective debate and allow people to field their views without resorting to name calling. You're better than that.
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modo_komodo

7 years ago

Guys, you are supposed to be pre-ordering using the link at the top of the page!!

Jesus!
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modo_komodo

7 years ago

Weird reading a review of Brink surrounded by an advert for said game.

I'm not saying anything dodgy is going on here (per se) but it affects my trust in the impartiality of the piece.
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DC Universe fees waived for a month

modo_komodo

7 years ago

I assume this applies to active subscriptions only?
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Borderlands 2 shows up on resume

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Love this. Best news all day!

My only improvement over the original would be ragdoll. Lots and lots of physics please.

4 people + 2 cars + Physics = BFG9000
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The girls of Duke Nukem Forever vid

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Jiggle me timbers!!!
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GAME staff told to buy 3DS from Tesco

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Very nice EG. I tip my hat to you.

Perhaps there is hope for journalism in the games medium after all.
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PS3 hacker flees to South America

modo_komodo

7 years ago

It's just like that Harrison Ford movie: The Fugitive.

I'm excited.
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GAME cancels all MotorStorm pre-orders

modo_komodo

7 years ago

I love how the article talks about how the game is being respectfully delayed out of consideration for the victims of Japan and there is a video at the end with the first fifteen minutes.

/Derp
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MotorStorm Apocalypse Live!

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Good luck!
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David Braben slams PS3 hackers

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Because of these hackers, Sony released a firmware update that meant I could not upgrade my HDD - AFTER I had already bought the drive and an external disk to back up game saves to.

/super sad panda
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PS3 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide

modo_komodo

7 years ago

@coldfoot This is not known to be a fix and, as far as I am aware, does not solve the problem.

Been sitting on a 500GB HDD for a few weeks now waiting for some sign of resolution and nothing yet.

Edit: More info - 3.56V2 only works if you install it to your current HDD from a flash drive and try the procedure again. If you download straight to PS3 HDD (as I did) it won't work.
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modo_komodo

7 years ago

Hard drives are not currently upgrade-able after the 3.56 firmware update. You actually wrote a news story on it....

Do you think it would be an idea to mention this in the article in case people go out and spend money on something that won't work?

If it's already in there somewhere then my apologies.
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Warhammer Online servers closing

modo_komodo

7 years ago

I, too, thought this was a really decent effort and could have gone the distance had it not been for the horrific server balance issues.

I played as an order character and we just got constantly steam rolled by destruction.

I blame this on everyone setting up destro characters having seen the balance tipped in favour of Horde characters in WoW.
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PS3 "security patch" halts HDD upgrades

modo_komodo

7 years ago

Glad for the coverage of this - tried upgrading my HDD last night... FAIL
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Get Football Manager 2011 for 24 quid

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Hi Rauper!

Train2Game have advertised on EG on a few occasions and were also present at the EG expo 2010 as part of the GamesIndustry.biz career fair.

I'm assuming that they weren't given this publicity for free. It's fairly safe, then, to assume that you have business relationship with Train2Game. Please correct me if that is wrong.
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modo_komodo

8 years ago

Thanks for the thoughtful response MiniAmin.

If a user clicks 'news' on the left hand of the page, they can reasonably expect to get a list of the days most interesting or pressing news stories from the gaming world (such as someone called Bobby Kotick a prick).

If, instead of this, you get an article - defined by Eurogamer as news - advertising the products or services of their business partners over and above others then I think it's a cause for concern.

When I was a training journalist, I was made very aware of the line between editorial and advertising and how blurring it could damage reputations.
I don't begrudge Eurogamer trying to make money, I am all too aware of the need for a publication to be commercially successful in order to survive.

I'm not sure I condone Mugwum saying "I appreciate the kneejerk alarm and scepticism about anything involving commercial activity". I'm not sure characterising readers who have genuine concerns as mad reactionists is good for business.
If you want to discuss the honourable actions of the EG money making machine, perhaps you could shed some more light on the continuing relationship between yourselves and Train2Game?

When you boil it down, my issue is with these articles being defined as 'news'. Perhaps calling them something different would solve the problem?
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modo_komodo

8 years ago

Sorry, but I totally agree with AinsleyHarriott on this one.

I think you are undermining your editorial integrity with this sort of stuff.

If you want to be taken seriously as journalists, you need to stop trying to pass off adverts as news stories. There is supposed to be a distinction between the two and it's becoming harder to spot of late.
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Get Games stabs prices for Halloween

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Advertorial: Is it editorial? Is it advertising? WHO KNOWS!?

Let's continue to blur the lines together!
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UK chart: Fallout: New Vegas wins big

modo_komodo

8 years ago

EG's game of the week is Vanquish and there is a PM in my inbox telling me to buy Vanquish. It's almost like you are taking money for them to be your game of the week or something.
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FIFA 11 - Tom vs. Wes Round 1

modo_komodo

8 years ago

That video is 13:37 long.Was that deliberate?
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Bobby Kotick slags off Tim Schafer

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Why is this news?

It sounds like Jeremy Kyle.
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LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Agree Beano - don't really understand why they asked someone who didn't get the first one to preview the second.
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Relic dev died saving wife and child

modo_komodo

8 years ago

RIP. What tragic, humbling story.
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3rd Birthday not intentionally "erotic"

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Tentacle porn. Thinly veiled.
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Deadliest Warrior - first 15 mins

modo_komodo

8 years ago

I can imagine this being hilarious with mates + beer.

Shame there is no PS3 release :(
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Molyneux: Fable II was "rushed"

modo_komodo

8 years ago

NewbieZilla

Very interesting compilation. Thanks man!
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modo_komodo

8 years ago

It would be really interesting if you could pull together quotes to prove that.
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modo_komodo

8 years ago

Not exactly what fans who paid out for the game want to hear, is it?

Imagine someone telling you 2 years after you buy a product that it's shit! What a dunce.
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EA Sports' Peter Moore

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Congrats to King of Spain!

Interesting interview, if a little light on anything 'hard' and 'journalistic'....
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Nintendo 3DS

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Makes you wonder what kind of console they have in the works.......
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NBA Jam Wii due in October

modo_komodo

8 years ago

YES!

Ultimate win!
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Backbreaker

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Harsh IMHO.
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ShopTo to cut cost of DSi by 15

modo_komodo

8 years ago

There was a very similar news story when EG made some kind of business arrangement with another company. Sorry for being vague. It was a while ago. Pretty sure it was about Swapgame.com though.

Really smacks their editorial integrity in the balls, if you ask me.
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Treyarch reveals COD: Black Ops details

modo_komodo

8 years ago

An overhauled matchmaking system would possibly seal the deal for me. I find myself being matched with players far better than myself and this really damages my enjoyment.
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Fallout lawsuit continues - Bethesda

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Not entirely sure I agree with Bethesda's behaviour on this one.
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Settlers DRM problems not yet resolved

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Whilst I completely understand their intentions, I think they have got this VERY badly wrong.

I'm not buying any Ubisoft games until this is removed or radically changed.
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SMG2 ditches hub for world map

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Excellent idea!

I'm so pleased that Nintendo have the stones to make this change - especially as it worked so well in Mario 64.

The level navigation was my only complaint about SMG - a little too cumbersome.
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Sony advises against PS3 use

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Does even turning it on and doing nothing affect it?
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Backbreaker dev diary

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Looks interesting.

Keen to see how it stands up to Madden.
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2010 FIFA World Cup

modo_komodo

8 years ago

OMG Terry and June!

AMAZING!
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Star Trek Online

modo_komodo

8 years ago

Little early for a review, Shirley?
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Miyamoto explains NSMB Wii design

modo_komodo

9 years ago

Miyamoto is not losing his touch.

He created the damn touch! It's what people reach out to try and touch...that's his! he invented it!

I respect the man for trying stuff that doesnt always work (Wii Music). He is a cheeky faced pioneer!

Imagine getting complaints that there are too many Marios and Zeldas for years, doing something different (Wii Music) and then getting blasted by everyone. No wonder he made 2D Mario after that!!
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii

modo_komodo

9 years ago

Please don't get me wrong; I love Mario games and I love Nintendo but I think to say they have had one of the year's best release schedules leaves a bit to be desired.

Still, this should more than make up for it.
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modo_komodo

9 years ago

"Haven't bought a Wii game in a while? Go read some f***ing reviews.

As pointed out by some other EG reader. When a good Wii game is reviewed, a lot of the time, people like Darren and certain trolls are never to be seen.

stevetuck, 29.99 at GamePlay "

Can you tell me what these games are?
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Natural Born Killer

modo_komodo

9 years ago

That's excellent!

Moar Plx!
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