neems

Dark Souls on Switch just got delayed

neems

1 week ago

Wtf!

Get your pitchforks out lads (and lasses).
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Konami announced a new Castlevania game

neems

1 week ago

@josemanuelbenetti

Ah okay, cheers. As it happens, I was planning on naming my first-born 'Smeen', which is handy because it is gender neutral.
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neems

1 week ago

I'm not really familiar with Castlevania - so Alucard and Dracula are two different people? How did that happen, was it just a giant coincidence?
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God of War is another tech powerhouse for PS4

neems

2 weeks ago

@OnlyJoeKing

Bear in mind performance mode already runs at 1080p on Pro - dropping resolution lower than that on the more powerful hardware is unlikely to be looked on favourably by Sony.
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

neems

2 weeks ago

Bigness.
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neems

2 weeks ago

@OnlyJoeKing

There is a 'performance mode' that according to the developers is 'super smooth' but they are being extremely coy about whether it is actually 60 fps. Smart money says it has an unlocked framerate that can go up to 60.
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Introducing Digital Foundry's new PC benchmarking system

neems

3 weeks ago

This is cool and all, but when I'm watching the benchmarking videos I like to do it in full screen, which unless I've missed something I can't do and still see the actual info.
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Is Star Wars Battlefront 2's big update enough to save it?

neems

3 weeks ago

@AgentDaleCooper

I thought it was 1st person? Or both at any rate?
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Jurassic World Evolution finds a way to be refreshingly different

neems

4 weeks ago

@ChiefGB

Apparently he is like this with everyone. I think since his resurgence especially he has embraced the Goldblum.
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Ready Player One film review - garish and nostalgic, but Spielberg gets games

neems

4 weeks ago

@cs96and

Damn, missed the reply!

:)
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neems

1 month ago

"Pop culture will eat itself"

I assume they Get The Girl, Kill The Baddies and Save The Entire Planet?
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

neems

4 weeks ago

@VEGA

You should already know about the gameplay, it's a Far Cry game.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

neems

1 month ago

I fear change.

Not joking, I was perfectly happy before.

And early doors I know, but the site is definitely not loading quicker. I would even go so far as saying it seems to be considerably slower.

I'm sure I'll get used to it.
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TT Isle of Man review - motorsport's greatest challenge is brought to vivid life

neems

2 months ago

I've seen a few videos online, it looks pretty good. Barebones, like the man says, but the track is the star. I think i might pick up the pc version if it isn't borked.
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Sources: Yes, Diablo 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch

neems

2 months ago

@UncleLou

Last gen consoles targeted 60 fps, albeit at sub-720p resolution.
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neems

2 months ago

@kabalzerO

Yup, not something you'll hear me say very often but imo the console version of Diablo 3 is superior to pc. I wish they'd allow controller for pc, but at this point I'll robably just buy it for Switch anyway.
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Brilliant XBLIG stickman brawler One Finger Death Punch getting a sequel

neems

2 months ago

Great game, got it on pc.

A Switch version would be nice.
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The original Forza Horizon looks stunning on Xbox One X at 4K

neems

2 months ago

I take it you can buy these older games digitally through the store? Be a bummer if you had to try and find physical copies.
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Film animator's gorgeous mouse RPG is finished five years later

neems

2 months ago

@ChiefGB

I believe it is largely stealth based with some simple puzzles. I've had it on my wish list for a long time, so I think I will probably pick it up before the price rises.
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Fear the Wolves turns STALKER into PUBG, spectators into weather gods

neems

2 months ago

Stalker was, IMO, the greatest single player shooter ever made... yet we keep hearing about spiritual sequels that go down the multiplayer route. The original Stalker actually had multiplayer, but I don't recall anybody actually playing it.
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The good, bad and ugly of Call of Duty: WW2

neems

2 months ago

I haven't played CoD WW2, but it sounds weird having a random gun in gun-game, it was always a set progression back in CS. Might be better this way of course.
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Ultima spiritual successor Shroud of the Avatar finally has a release date

neems

2 months ago

I think that is the Early Access trailer, so probably a couple of years old.
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de Blob owner THQ Nordic buys Saints Row and Dead Island owner Koch Media for 121m euro

neems

2 months ago

The problem with Dead Island is Techland have jumped ship and moved on to Dying Light. If Dead Island 2 ever sees the light of day it will probably be a very different game.
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Final Fantasy 12 on PC delivers 60fps - but system requirements are high

neems

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85

Well 60fps feels better than 30fps, irrespective of the genre of the game. Plus when playing on a monitor lower frame rates are much more obvious than when playing on a telly as you are so much closer to the action (as somebody else mentioned, camera panning is very revealing in this situation).

Is it possible to survive a 30fps game on pc? Yes of course it is. Do I want to? Not really, no.
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PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart

neems

2 months ago

I didn't know UFC 3 was out.

Or care, if it comes to it.
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Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition looks beautiful but at what cost?

neems

2 months ago

Graphic presets that alter the level of anisotropic filtering, even though it isn't at the highest setting anyway.

Lovely.

And by lovely, I mean shite.
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Hallucinatory horror game Layers of Fear is coming to Switch later this month

neems

3 months ago

@Malek86

I imagine a decent horror game could be pretty effective on handheld, played in bed late at night.
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Overwatch on Xbox One X: does its dynamic 4K scaler hold up?

neems

3 months ago

@BigGuyForYouCIA

How and why?
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Crytek offers a closer look at Hunt: Showdown in its closed alpha tutorial video

neems

3 months ago

Speaking as somebody who has actually played it, I find it pretty good. The main problem is that the environment and monsters, while impressive, simply aren't dangerous enough for the most part. You get the impression that it's designed to be a world where you have to tread carefully; instead you end up moving quickly to beat the other teams.

Still, it can be pretty tense... it just needs a bit of tweaking (and optimisation, but that'll come later I imagine).
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What EA is and isn't saying about microtransactions returning to Star Wars Battlefront 2

neems

3 months ago

@Naetharu

Excellently put.

If memory serves, the UK gambling commission had to say that legally, loot boxes weren't gambling. They didn't seem happy about it though (probably supposition on my part) and they definitely didn't condone it. Sadly their remit would require a change in the law for loot boxes to be covered; these laws were never created with video games in mind and require urgent review by somebody who actually knows what they are talking about i.e. probably not a judge.
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neems

3 months ago

@GADG3Tx87

Ever notice that all these analysts and head office guys never talk about whether the game is good? Or offers value for money? They wouldn't know, or indeed give a shit (at least until the profit warning).
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Newcomer Shadow offers GTX 1080 gaming power via the cloud

neems

3 months ago

@TheStoneRoses

UK gpu prices have gone through the roof - a gtx 1080 costs more now than it did at launch 18 months ago.
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RollerCoaster Tycoon fans hit out at Atari over controversial Switch port crowdfunder

neems

3 months ago

Irregular use of proceeds... such as embezzlement.

Awe inspiring stuff.
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Forza Horizon 3's Xbox One X update is a true showcase for console 4K

neems

3 months ago

@OnlyJoeKing

A useful tip (from a fellow EG-er) is to uninstall the Hoonigan car pack dlc, which for some reason messes up both FH3 and FM7. I have a strange graphical glitch with 4xMSAA enabled, not sure if that's the same issue you described.
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neems

3 months ago

@OnlyJoeKing

Still? I know it's had a fair few patches, I've not had any issues for a long time.
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The pitch that convinced Miyamoto to back Mario Rabbids

neems

3 months ago

Lovely story, great game.
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Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

neems

3 months ago

May? Jesus, maybe I could just go to bed for four months.
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The year in loot boxes

neems

4 months ago

I must have remembered it wrong, I thought the stuff with the gambling commission and the petition came after Battlefront 2 revealed its true colours. Not that it matters.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

neems

4 months ago

I wonder if this is like the 'Time Magazine Man of the Year' award? It's not like Mass Effect Andromeda was good (they even acknowledge this while talking about it), but it definitely had an impact on gaming in 2017.

Or maybe EG have simply lost their minds. A bunch of people agree that it was disappointing and then put it on their 'best of' list.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 50-41

neems

4 months ago

@tonyferrino

Seems reasonable, even Kingsley would agree.
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Why so many FIFA 18 players think the computer cheats

neems

5 months ago

@Mr_Understanding

Explain my bullshit? I got annoyed with the single player game and turned it off, and then it did it again. Who shit in your cornflakes?
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neems

5 months ago

@BadFlounder

That's why they call it Rage quitting; with respect you weren't there and weren't subject to the game quite blatantly cheating.

For what it's worth I have played online shooters in leagues and cups and been on the end of some absolute hammerings and never quit. I have no problem with losing - I do have a problem with a sports game engineering things to make it impossible for you to win.

NINJA EDIT: Also bear in mind that this is a game mode that is supported by microtransactions. A mate of mine who was heavily into FIFA said that the game had basically decided that my team was rated too low to win the tournament, but as I was in danger of winning it anyway it decided to tweak the result. If I wanted to win that cup I would have to go away and improve my team... maybe by buying some packs?

Now I don't know if that is true - but there is always going to be a mechanical issue with these sorts of games where they have to balance the ability of the player against the quality of the players they are using in game. In theory a good enough player could take Dagenham & Redbridge to the Champions League Title - the game doesn't want you to do that, but it shouldn't actually cheat to enforce it.
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neems

5 months ago

How many times have you conceded a penalty for handball in Fifa? Never?

I got my first ever handball decision (against me) in an offline match in FUT in 2016 I think it was; I got so angry that I rage quit and unplugged the console. When I went back in, and replayed the same fixture, I got my second ever handball penalty decision against me.

I somehow managed to avoid putting the PS4 through the window.
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Allegations of cheating rock FIFA 18

neems

5 months ago

@Majere613

Oh I don't know, Victoria Coren-Mitchell seems like a good humoured lady. Of course the point of being a pro is that it is your job, not your hobby.
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Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too ambitious for Switch's mobile mode?

neems

5 months ago

I think the performance issues might be streaming related, as I encountered issues last night in the same area where some textures were taking a very long time to load in (15-20 seconds in some cases). Restarted the game and it seemed to be fine.

On the plus side the game itself is very enjoyable.
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Destiny 2 free trial goes live today

neems

5 months ago

Just fired up the 'Blizzard App' and Destiny 2 starts installing the trial without asking, which is a bit... interesting. Especially given that it's a 40 GB download.
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neems

5 months ago

@pelican_

No my bad, makes me sound really petty. Sometimes things just set my teeth on edge, it's not like it really matters in the great scheme of things.
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neems

5 months ago

@pelican_

Cue?

Hate to be that guy, but i had no idea what you were saying there.
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Revisiting Crysis, the last great bastion of PC elitism

neems

5 months ago

I wonder if Eurogamer have ever considered allowing user ratings on articles? Just an idle thought (and probably a terrible one at that).
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In defence of Oblivion

neems

5 months ago

"Amongst the desperate clamour to play 2011's Skyrim in new and interesting ways, such as On A Bus (49.99) and In Discomfort (249.99)..."

I lol-ed. For what it's worth, SOAB (Skyrim on a bus) is excellent, I have yet to try SkID.
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