sharpkiddie

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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017 voting

sharpkiddie

5 months ago

@sharpkiddie although "Die Sims Mobile" is basically how we feel
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sharpkiddie

5 months ago

@BigOrkWaaagh lol yeah there was some list sharing with our buddies over at Eurogamer.de

VE VILL SORT, as they say
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Jelly Deals: There are lots of PC download discounts this week

sharpkiddie

1 year ago

@BartsBlue I don't think you're ready for this Jelly
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Digital Foundry launches high quality 4K video platform

sharpkiddie

2 years ago

@drawfull could you let me know which TV you have? We can investigate if this is a new trend... (and therefore if we need to offer different encodes long term)
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Rare's pirate game Sea of Thieves gets release window

sharpkiddie

2 years ago

@GrimCreepr norty
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The Eurogamer podcast is back (again!)

sharpkiddie

2 years ago

@Meho you should be able to download from Soundcloud!
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D review

GOG adds Linux early: 50 games arrive today

sharpkiddie

4 years ago

Wwwwwoooop!
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Microsoft's E3 press conference

sharpkiddie

4 years ago

ARGHHGHGH YOU'rE RIGHT I LOVE ACHIEVEMENTS
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Titanfall ships at 792p on Xbox One

sharpkiddie

4 years ago

Accctually 792 isn't totally random.

792 -> 1080 is an upscale of 15/11

i.e. if you scale up 792 to 1080 each 11 pixels in either axis of your source image fit neatly into 15 of the target.

Non-integer scaling always results in a certain fraction of source pixels laying across boundaries in the target, so I guess they picked a nice integer ratio to minimise this when trying to squeeze out a bit more detail.
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch review

sharpkiddie

4 years ago

@el_pollo_diablo I think we need a prize for best subtitle of the week (and you'd have already won)
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Eurogamer seeks Lead Graphic Designer

sharpkiddie

5 years ago

@Rjs37 we will!
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sharpkiddie

5 years ago

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sharpkiddie

5 years ago

@TelexStar yeah and k) can't see past a stereotype.

Anyway, ignore this misery guts, Brighton is a nice place to live and work.
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Will Wright's next game to be "built around the player's life"

sharpkiddie

5 years ago

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Watch the Battlefield 4 trailer at 60FPS

sharpkiddie

5 years ago

Those guys in the intro fall right into the uncanny valley for me, 60Hz or otherwise...
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Steam on Linux released with a sale

sharpkiddie

5 years ago

@Kalderyn I've never been called a hipster before!
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sharpkiddie

5 years ago

'Linux' isn't a single corporate entity, and nobody really has any control over its usage or direction (not even Linus Torvalds). It's more just an assemblage of bits and bobs created by tens of thousands of different people all with different agenda.

This is why it's so great :-) But also why it's not always suitable for companies wishing to turn a profit using traditional models.

Things that achieve most traction on open source operating systems are usually either open source, or at the very least allow users as much control over their own software as possible. Where so many closed source projects have failed on Linux is when they don't allow the users to support themselves or each other. For instance, by dictating the kernel version or architecture required for the software.

Contrary to popular belief, Linux users are not all Stallman fundamentalist types, and many (of us) are pragmatists who enjoy convenience as much as anybody. So far Valve are doing a good job with Steam. It installs using a widely used package management system (Debian's .deb format) which it also leverages for driver updates, has 32 bit & 64 bit architecture support, closes when you ask it to, and integrates well with common desktops (on Linux you have a few to choose from!). The fact Linux distros other than Ubuntu have got it working is really encouraging too.

I for one hope they pull this off! The Humble Bundle guys proved it's possible to make money through this unpredictable, but quite exciting platform. (Although this does mean that right now most of the Linux games on Steam are ones I've already bought in a Humble Bundle.)
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Steam for Linux beta opened to all

sharpkiddie

5 years ago

TF2 runs like a charm already!
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Mojang makes bespoke Minecraft for the scrumptious Raspberry Pi

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

You can see it running an interactive Python interpreter in the screenshot - that's pretty cool. I guess this is 'Logo' for the modern era!
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Acer Iconia Tab A700 review

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@Lolatron I popped recent CM10 nightly on a Tab 7 2.0 and it make a helluva difference - have you tried a newer build?
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X-COM creator Julian Gollop has announced a sequel to Chaos

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

I'm so excited i produced a gooey blob.
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Valve wants you for Steam for Linux test

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

Half the EG tech team run a linux desktop, so this is prrrretty exciting stuff!
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Pay what you like Humble Indie Bundle 6 rakes in $2 million

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@persus-9 I'll keep my eyes on IndieGameStand, though unfortunately for me they don't seem as hardcore about Linux support as humblebundle.
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sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@persus-9 well you only get the games originally announced in the bundle. Pay over the average and get 'bonus games', which often include older games/games from previous bundles. I think that's a nice incentive system.
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Steam on GNU/Linux: Do non-free DRM games defeat the point?

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@Der_tolle_Emil it's not the paying, it's the absence of source code. His ideology is just all source code should be available because then you are 'free' to use it as you need, but it's ok to ask people to pay for it. It's often a useful ideology, and sometimes not. And you're right, the distinction between code and art is vague at best, and Stallman unhelpfully sidesteps it here.
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sharpkiddie

6 years ago

Valve encourage a healthy modding community, so you could argue that to some small extent they take part on the open source movement. Sort of :)

I'm a linux desktop user (as are half the EG dev team), and I do so because I like my work tools to be open source -- it's about trust and flexibility, and is therefore a practical choice. I couldn't really care less about my games, I'm just thrilled I'll be able to play (some of) them without messing around with WINE/VMs.
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Photos from Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@TheMillionDollarMan blimey, what time were you there? 1:1 staff to consumer ratio is manifestly not true.
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Peter Molyneux's new game Curiosity has a 50,000 DLC

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@kangarootoo heh well I was being a little sarcastic - I would imagine that the actual experiment here is something slightly different, perhaps something we're already being observed doing. Who knows, eh?
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sharpkiddie

6 years ago

By talking so much about it, he's ruined his experimental controls!
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Final Fantasy real-time tech demo offers glimpse at next-gen

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

@paulf we have! But you have some old code cached in your browser - stab CTRL-F5 a few times, or go here and do that http://static.eurogamer.net/scripts/Video.js
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The Cunning Stunts of Stainless

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

Stainless Games will be giving a talk at the Rezzed game show in July!

Rezzed site.

Should be good ;-)
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Spectrum Made Me

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

I'm sure I played Frank the Flea - was it given away on a YS covertape once?
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Happy 30th birthday, ZX Spectrum

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

I had a tape deck for my speccy which for some reason didn't disconnect the speaker when you plugged it into the computer, so we had to put pillows and duvets on the whole lot to muffle it while it loaded games.

If you're too young to know how horrific that sounds:



...imagine that at full volume out of a hifi.
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GAME-has-been-hacked rumour "entirely false"

sharpkiddie

6 years ago

Anybody can post any old made up stuff to pastebin (which routinely occurs), so unless somebody steps forward and demonstrates that their account details were present in that list, I think you should take Game at their word.
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Vindictus Review

sharpkiddie

7 years ago

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PC Battlefield 3 Camaros on "day one"

sharpkiddie

7 years ago

Fine, but will it have /\/\0+0R|31|
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Sony announces new PSP model

sharpkiddie

7 years ago

That matt finish makes it look a bit like an Atari Lynx!
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Eurogamer says goodbye to Wingo

sharpkiddie

7 years ago

@spankyspangler: Not true! We, like many websites, sell ads on a per-impression basis, so I suppose if enough of you blocked ads we could get paid less.
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