number3son

Brilliant XBLIG stickman brawler One Finger Death Punch getting a sequel

number3son

3 months ago

How is EG not aware that this game has been on PC for years, where it has sold nearly 750,000 copies so far?
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

number3son

3 months ago

"What if a group of black Africans came through and stayed at an inn and someone got pregnant? Even one night is enough for a pregnancy."
I'm guessing they wouldn't have found out they were pregnant until a bit later on. Like... weeks later. But that sure is an interesting hypothetical from a historian who supposedly specializes in the area.
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Overwatch the game versus Overwatch the esport

number3son

3 months ago

But what do Overwatch fans who don't identify as a typical white, cis guy, shooter player make of the League?
Right above a photo of a team with exactly zero white guys on it.
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EA not giving up on microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2

number3son

6 months ago

The reality is: there's different types of players in games. Some people have more money than time, and some people have more time than money, and you want to always balance those two.
"And some people don't have much of either, but fuck those guys amirite?"
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A year on from launch, Overwatch is a struggling eSport

number3son

11 months ago

Overwatch isn't that much fun to watch, as a non-player. I get the general idea of what is happening on screen, but there is almost no tension or anticipation like I get when watching LoL/Dota and CS:GO (which are also games I watch but don't play).
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StarCraft and its Brood War expansion are now officially free

number3son

1 year ago

@ambershee I'm not seeing it. There are two links in the EG article that point to the same page of patch notes on Blizzard's site, but no link that goes to download the actual game.
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number3son

1 year ago

No download link?
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Bayonetta PC runs beautifully - even on old hardware

number3son

1 year ago

Everyone brings up Vanquish for their next Platinum PC port wishlist, but no one mentions Mad World. Runs fine on Dolphin but a native port would be very nice.
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Valkyria Revolution is coming out in June

number3son

1 year ago

No PC version even after this? Not cool, Sega.
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Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

number3son

1 year ago

Hainly isn't the only minor NPC written with such bluntness but sadly she seems to be the game's only trans character.
On what basis do you make that judgement? There could be a dozen or a hundred transgendered characters in the game. Hell, maybe every character in the game is transgendered.

Is it your belief that all trans people exhibit some unique trait, appearance, or personality that identifies them as trans to everyone they meet? Because that would seem like a pretty bigoted belief to me.
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Meeting Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer who created The Witcher

number3son

1 year ago

This guy reminds me so much of my German Dad. The same attitude - It is a rare talent to be able to speak so frankly and without the slightest concern for decorum, while being a joy to listen to just the same.
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Dead Rising 4 shuffles onto Steam in March

number3son

1 year ago

Guys that Windows 10 requirement is a misprint by EG. The sys requirements on Steam list Windows 7.
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The importance of games in difficult times

number3son

2 years ago

@Master09 "White people are the majority, but a significant number just don't care about minorities fear of oppression as it doesn't affect them."

Most people don't care about anyone outside their friends and family, regardless of race. I care about my Native American friend because he is my friend, not because he is Native American.

It is easier to empathize with people you actually know. That's why the left in America largely doesn't care about white working class people in the midwest who voted for Trump, and also why the the right in America largely doesn't care about Syrian refugees or Latin American immigrants.

This, I believe, was the point of the article. Try empathizing with those who don't think like you, even though you don't know them and probably never will.
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Digital Foundry launches high quality 4K video platform

number3son

2 years ago

If bandwidth is the only concern cost-wise, why not just release torrents of the videos?
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Nintendo hardware sales in the Americas are worse than you'd expect

number3son

2 years ago

The refusal by Nintendo to engage in meaningful price drops for its hardware and games is the primary reason I stopped buying them.

Their choice of course. If they believe they are selling premium product that should only be sold at a premium price then good luck to them. But I don't think I'm alone.
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Virginia, one of 2016's most promising games, is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC next month

number3son

2 years ago

I'm not hopeful that I'll enjoy a game that releases in a few weeks but has no official gameplay videos anywhere that I can find.
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Watch: This is the Police is fun, but ill-judged

number3son

2 years ago

This all sounds like a full review of the game to me. Why post the video six days before the game's release instead of just including it in the written review?
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Fraudsters force RimWorld dev to stop giving out Steam keys

number3son

2 years ago

@d0x Just because a game is sold on Steam doesn't mean it uses Steamworks DRM. It's up to each publisher to decide.

There are many, many DRM-free games on Steam - probably thousands at this point. There's a very incomplete list here: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_DRM-Free_Games_on_Steam
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number3son

2 years ago

@FireMonkey Or the dev could just make the Steam version DRM-free, which would mean customers buying from Steam would get both versions.

Honestly this is a good example of why that 30% cut Steam and other storefronts take from each sale is rightfully earned, because they have much stronger anti-fraud protection than small websites can hope to deal with, on top of all the other features Steam provides.
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Fans create mod that restores censored content for Tokyo Mirage Sessions

number3son

2 years ago

@Daryoon
Lots of people complained about the censorship for games like Zelda LTTP and Final Fantasy 6, including me. The reason you didn't hear about it is because there was no internet back then.

The only way for us to find out about the censorship before was from a small sidebar on a single page of one issue of Nintendo Power.
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You can play PS4 games on your PC or Mac from tomorrow

number3son

2 years ago

I couldn't care less about the ability to stream PS4 games to my PC. But does this mean Sony will release official DS4 controller drivers for Windows? That would be the real news here.
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Dark Souls 3 speedrunner has already finished the game in 102 minutes

number3son

2 years ago

you can't pause and the timer ticks during bathroom breaks
Come again?
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Falcom vs the fans

number3son

2 years ago

@ARumFellow Yes, that's why I said "vast majority" and not "all."
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number3son

2 years ago

@TheEnvyCorps Considering how little attention the PC receives in the vast majority of EG articles, I'd say that's a refreshing change.

Further, the PC versions of Falcom's games have sold very well, as pointed out in the interview. Nearly 250,000 people own Ys Origin on Steam. Trails in the Sky FC - 160,000, Ys I & II - 160,000, Oath in Felghana - 150,000.
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22cans pulls controversial Godus Wars microtransaction after player outcry

number3son

2 years ago

Why do I always learn from other users about a game's microtransactions, and never from the games media or anywhere else?

Considering how controversial they are, I would think that providing details about a game's microtransactions in articles about that game would be a priority for outlets like EG.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster

number3son

2 years ago

How did DF manage to make a synchronized playthrough on both systems?
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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture studio co-head departs, pens frank blog post why

number3son

3 years ago

I don't understand why she doesn't identify the individuals and organizations that have treated her so lousy.
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What's the deal with Metal Gear Solid 5 microtransactions?

number3son

3 years ago

Worse than the presence of microtransactions (which is bad enough in a full-priced game) - I'm now starting to wonder if Konami intentionally hid them from reviewers during their controlled "boot camp" for the press. If the version the press reviewed ends up being different than the version we will be paying for, Konami's gotta lot of fucking explaining to do.

(... and so do the reviewers who posted reviews based on that Konami-controlled event)
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Dota 2 Reborn in Source 2 engine

number3son

3 years ago

@MrPayters

That's one hell of a dream you've got there. If it should ever come to pass that HL3 launches without any advance notice from anyone, it will easily take the crown as the best-kept secret in the history of gaming.
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number3son

3 years ago

@jonchapman

Well, would you want to play Half-Life 3 with microtransactions? I can't think of anything they could be used for that would be tolerable for me.

I guess if they did it like Portal 2 where they released a microtransaction-free SP campaign alongside a separate co-op campaign that did have them, that wouldn't be the worst outcome, but then again I don't think Valve made enough money on the microtransactions in Portal 2 that they would go that route again.
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number3son

3 years ago

@MrPayters

Yeah, HL3 is never coming out. The last game Valve made that didn't include microtransactions was Left 4 Dead 2 six years ago. I think it's safe to say Valve is completely done with "pay once" games.
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Hatred review

number3son

3 years ago

It's a shame, as exploitation is important. We need art that doesn't just push comfortable boundaries, but steamrollers through them.
It only took half a year for someone in the greater gaming media to finally inject a bit of common sense.
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Eurogamer has dropped review scores

number3son

3 years ago

It's a step in the right direction, but I personally don't feel this is going far enough. I assume the reason you're having the "Recommended" and "Essential" badges is so that publishers can feature them on their store pages, which is fine.

But I don't see what the purpose of the "Avoid" badge is then. It's basically shorthand for "this is a terrible game," but then it's just redundant for what the summary paragraph already does. What is the scenario in which this big red mark of shame serves a purpose to your readers, other than to pile on more scorn?
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Battlefield Hardline is more than just a palette swap

number3son

3 years ago

Is this an advertorial?
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You bet your life: Jason Rohrer on his upcoming game that requires betting money

number3son

4 years ago

For those who don't know him, Roher is the guy who wrote a lengthy editorial arguing that games should only ever rise in price over time - never going on sale or getting a price drop.

So you know with a game like this one that he must truly have his customers' best interests at heart.
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Five Nights at Freddy's brings horrifying animatronic animals to Steam

number3son

4 years ago

Yeah, for anyone who doesn't know the inspiration for this game, places like these are where the developer and some of the rest of us went for birthday parties as little kids:

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Wasteland 2 release date set for next month

number3son

4 years ago

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LA Cops Early Access review

number3son

4 years ago

Moreover, if we assume this isn't so much the fault of the devs, and is rather how Valve expect developers to lay out their Early Access pages, then such a policy needs changing immediately.
It is always refreshing to see full-throated support for consumers like this from the gaming media, because it's so incredibly rare.
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Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome announced for PC

number3son

4 years ago

If they include the microtransactions in the package, you can keep it.
2 2

Another Ultima game bites the dust

number3son

4 years ago

And not a tear was shed.
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Underworld Ascendant: The game that took 20 years to sign

number3son

4 years ago

@mkreku

You can remap all the keys in the original Underworld games using the DOSBox mapper - makes it control just like a modern FPS if that's what you want.
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Divinity: Original Sin review

number3son

4 years ago

Is EG only going to review PC games that are bestsellers from now on?
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"Gamers are not criminals and they do not need DRM"

number3son

4 years ago

@AOFanboi

That is incorrect. None of the Stardock games on GOG require a Stardock account.
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GoG announces Steam-like client GoG Galaxy

number3son

4 years ago

"We strongly believe you should be able to play with all your friends without any third-part apps or accounts required."

They are either misinformed of the games on their store, or they are lying. They do sell games that require a third-party account for multiplayer. Battle Worlds: Kronos is one of them.
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GameRanger battles to keep multiplayer alive after GameSpy server shutdown

number3son

4 years ago

@Murton
I'd rather game services stay in the hands of publishers then be handed over to gamers via server script and whatnot rather than tied to a third party service with an uncertain future.
I agree with you, basically - All publishers should release control of their games to the community, free and clear, once they stop supporting them. But they obviously aren't doing that and don't much care if the games simply die, so services like GameRanger are the only other option right now.
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number3son

4 years ago

"Even if someone isn't a regular player anymore, it's understandable that they'd be upset that they can't someday go back an re-live an experience even if they wanted to."
One of the very few good guys in the games industry.
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Exploring Armello, the entirely original board game bound for iPad


number3son

4 years ago

The article states that this is an iPad game, but it's primarily a PC title. All of the Kickstarter backers are receiving the PC version only.
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Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

number3son

4 years ago

@Deckard1
It is comforting, I think, that something like 80 percent of EG readers know who this woman is.
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Amazon reveals Fire TV set-top box and controller

number3son

4 years ago

There's nothing exciting here, but I'm willing to give Amazon a shot anyway, if only because of their sterling customer support all these years I've shopped with them.
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Batman: Arkham Knight revealed, has driveable Batmobile

number3son

4 years ago

If this is set one year after Arkham City, why does Wayne look like he's about 25 years old?
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