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  • The race to defeat Destiny's toughest challenge begins

  • Ajent 17/09/2014

    @Die_nasty I don't think the community forums would suffer. I just think that a significantly large enough group of players would ONLY use matchmaking if it was an option. Then those same groups of people would have enough bad experiences (due to the lone wolf non-communication issues that I state I believe would be rampant) that they wouldn't bother doing them again. That same group of people would more likely write off raids as 'too difficult'. So, yeah, I think there's a chance it would dilute the player base, as you say. I think sometimes, too much choice can be a bad thing. Especially when you are trying to present an experience and you want to make sure people experience it properly.

    Doing it this way, bungie are simply saying "No, you need to be a team. Communicate, strategise, teamwork". And then people turn to the forums for advice and find a bustling community happy to help.

    In case your interested the clan I set up is http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/181811

    Check it out and if you're up for it just submit a request to join.
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  • Ajent 17/09/2014

    @Die_nasty I think the middle man is necessary. You state how older WoW players may appreciate a system like this. And there's a reason for that. Match making would break the game. The number of idiot lone wolfers in strikes is annoying. Not to mention that you wouldn't be able to guarantee that someone would have a mic and actually chat and cooperate. The raids, which are already difficult, would become insanely difficult.

    This is a good approach. They're not ring fencing content, they're forging a community. Seriously, just check out the forums on Bungie.net to see how active the community is.
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  • Ajent 17/09/2014

    @The_KFD_Case I'm afraid I completely disagree. I don't believe proximity chat would work. And in your example people would (most likely definitely) have to go through a procedure to switch off the sea of voices.

    Instead, if you want to speak to someone you have to select them and ask them first (either by invite to your Fireteam, join their Fireteam if they're public, or by sending them a message).

    Obviously, we just have different opinions. I just don't believe it's a difference that would be 'game breaking' regardless of which side you take.
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  • Ajent 16/09/2014

    @The_KFD_Case I'm confused by your comment. Are you suggesting that more emoticon options would be better than voice chat? Because that seems unlikely.

    If you're simply implying that the whole 'communicate' is wrong, then how? As you point out, you have voice chat.
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  • Ajent 16/09/2014

    @Die_nasty I think you over estimate how popular your opinion is. I hardly doubt you and others who can't commit 1 minute to joining a clan, or inviting a random in the Tower constitute 95% of the consumer.

    It really is very easy. Very easy. It takes no where near the commitment that people are making out. I took 5 minutes to create a group on Bungie.net on the Saturday before the game came out. We now have 42 members. 42 people I can go to in order to arranged a raid. 5 minutes that took me. Very easy.
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  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • Ajent 15/09/2014

    @markypants Again, I completely agree. I'd understand a 7/10, but expect at least an 8/10, where as personally it's a 9/10 for me.

    I just don't get it.
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  • Ajent 15/09/2014

    @berelain I totally, whole heartedly agree. I'm baffled by the hate. Baffled. Reply 0
  • Destiny public events to occur more frequently

  • Ajent 12/09/2014

    Awesome. I've only come across two public events so far, but they were not good fun. A random group of Guardians taking down a Devil Walker felt kind of Epic (there was about five of us and it was quite easy- I felt like a real badass). More of the same would be good. The other events sound interesting.

    For those who are looking for other Fireteam members or for people to eventually raid with, I'm part of a group/clan on Bungie.net for UK based, mature players.
    http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/181811
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  • Come play Destiny multiplayer with us from 4pm BST

  • Ajent 11/09/2014

    @SuperSoupy No. It's due to resolution. Bungie stated that a player with a sniper rifle on the PS3 may not be able to distinguish an enemy player at a certain distance, where as a player on PS4 would due to an increase in resolution and clarity. Which makes sense.

    So effectively, this would give PS4 players a slight technical advantage over PS3 players. So they didn't do it.
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  • Destiny guide

  • Ajent 11/09/2014

    @Beevdog y'see. At least your comment is fair. You're enjoying it a lot, but Halo is obviously one of your all time favourites (which is fair, the MCC made me buy an XB1! - I love Halo).

    Halo 3 is probably my favourite Halo. I'd probably put Destiny above the others though, at this point.
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  • Ajent 11/09/2014

    @AlphaCookie Are you playing with other people? Are you getting many decent loot drops?

    I seriously don't get it. I'm not easily impressed, but I'm having so much fun playing it (even solo) that I honestly don't understand how people are bored or think it's bad. I know everyone has an opinion, but I generally I find that I would agree with the consensus and yet with Destiny I feel like the only person in Europe who likes it?
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  • Ajent 11/09/2014

    @Dinkumschnauger Their are two types of chest. Normal and gold. The normal ones are mostly currency, sometimes containing loot. The gold ones always have loot. It seems to be set loot though and not level specific. I picked up a gold chest on the moon last night and the weapon I got was significantly inferior to the one I already had. The real bonuses are the other wise unobtainable class items, emblems and a faster sparrow bike from on of the Earth ones.

    Ignore the guy who says they're just currency. He is the very definition of what is wrong with these articles and comments; people who aren't playing then game properly.
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  • Ajent 10/09/2014

    I honestly, truly don't understand the hate that Destiny is getting. I'm not one to get easily excited, and I do play a lot of games from varying genres, and I am finding Destiny to be an absolutely trememdous game. It's fun in co-op, crucibles a blast and the general play mechanics are tight. Add in the RPG MMO elements and you've got a very deep games as well.

    #confused
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  • DriveClub details its DLC plans

  • Ajent 10/09/2014

    @Shoozle Are you seriously not buying a game because their is a season pass available? That is the very definition of cutting your nose off to spite your face. Reply +7
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • Ajent 10/09/2014

    The only thing I find disappointing with destiny are these articles ! (Edit: to clarify, I mean that I'm disappointed that people aren't enjoying it as much as I am - that's a shame).

    Personally I'm finding the game to be brilliant. Lots of fun and very interesting. I'm at working and literally can't wait to get home and play it again (I mean literally, I've brought my Vita with me so I can remote play).

    Sure, it's not going to be for everyone, and I'm not saying "AHMAGAWD BASTGAYMEVA". But it is very good.

    At only seven hours into the game Mr Robinson will have only just completed the first couple of Moon missions. Of course he has no idea of what's happening. How crap would it be if you were only 7 hours in and you knew he big story elements? That stuff isn't going to come until lvl 20 and about 15hrs in.

    Anyway, take it for what you will. I don't get why people wouldn't like it, but I expect this will be a game derided due to the hype. If you're unsure, wait a week or two and see how the community reacts. It really is worth considering.
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  • Ajent 10/09/2014

    @Mr_Brown just go on Bungie.net and find a clan. I've set one up myself and we now have 32 members. Every time I log on I get asked if I want to team up. It's easy really.
    http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/181811
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  • Bungie details Destiny 1.0.1 patch

  • Ajent 09/09/2014

    @piratefinn Ah! Understood. You are correct.

    I'm having a crack at the strike later tonight when I get home from work. Looking forward to it !
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  • Ajent 09/09/2014

    @piratefinn there are more Strikes, not just the lvl 8 one. Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • Ajent 08/09/2014

    It strikes me as weird how so many people seem to feel entitled to having a review. Sure, that's kind of the point of websites like EG, but complaining about a lack of review and then suggesting it is due to some unethical practice is silly (especially in light of the very obvious reasons provided by Bungie and EG).

    There was an Alpha. There was an open Beta available to EVERYONE. If you wanted to get an impression of how the game played, why didn't you bother to play it. 4.5millon people did. Why can't you? Why should other people HAVE to do something for you?
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  • Ajent 08/09/2014

    http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/181811

    A little clan I set up on Bungie.net for 'mature' gamers. Click and join. It's primarily so that we have a group of people to dip into when setting up raid parties.
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  • Digital copies of Destiny can be upgraded to new consoles for free

  • Ajent 08/09/2014

    Hey, for those still concerned about raiding with enough 'friends', I set up a PS4 UK based clan in bungie.net on Saturday.

    http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/181811

    We have 17 members already. You can join the group now and when you play the game you can activate your membership in the clan from Bungie.net.

    Once we reach the appropriate levels we are hoping to arrange raids/MP matches two-three times a week. With the number of members we already have you'll definitely be able to team up with someone. The clan is a mature focused group, comms are a must and we'll mostly be focused on co-op.
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  • Here's how Destiny controls on Vita using Remote Play

  • Ajent 05/09/2014

    I'm trying to drop this into as many Destiny threads as I can, but I've set up a group/clan on Bungie.net for mature-minded gamers for the purpose of raids. Just search 'Her Majestys Guardians' on Bungie.net and you should find us.

    This should hopefully alleviate the concerns that so many had about raiding with 'friends'.

    Also, bonus thumbs up re the article I use my Vita for remote play whilst I'm at work by tethering it to my phone on 4G. Works really well and in sure I'll make use of Destiny's specific features.

    EDIT: link for the group http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/181811

    And... why are some people down voting? I literally couldn't be trying to be anymore helpful?
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  • Destiny dev reveals Raid details

  • Ajent 04/09/2014

    @penhalion lvl 20 is a 'base' cap. A reference for weapon tiers (ie. the top tier weapons can be equipped at lvl 20). There seems to be an alternative level that Bungie have shown as high as 29 (look at the video they made in relation to raids etc.). The idea being that at level 20, you carry on levelling your gear and getting more and more exotic items. Chances are that buy 'lvl 20' you'll only have legendary gear on a couple of slots. Maybe a single piece of exotic or two. The point of raids is to acquire that higher spec gear that will allow you to compete in even harder raids. Reply 0
  • Ajent 03/09/2014

    @jcaspian it's easy. Look at my other posts. Think of how many other people will be looking to team up for raids when the game is out. It won't be as arduous as people seem to think. Reply 0
  • Ajent 03/09/2014

    I've just realised that the best way for me to express the ease of playing MMO type raids is to is to give an example that will work on this thread.

    My PSN ID is Ajent_PSN. Add me if you want raid. Make sure you put something in the comments mentioning at least 'Destiny' and 'Raids'. That way I know where you're from and why you're friending me.

    When Destiny releases, if you want to do a raid, let me know and I try and make myself available. I can generally commit to one or two nights mid week from 8pm for a couple of hours. Maybe once again at the weekend. The rest of the time I have a wife and child and other responsibilities.

    Y'see. So all the nay sayers now know that they have at least one more person who can maybe play online with them. And the game isn't even out yet. Imagine how easy it will be to just do this over PSN/XBL after playing a Strike/ in the tower.
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  • Ajent 03/09/2014

    @Volkama If you do get the game, maybe look into joing a clan. That way you don't need to schedule a play time with your 'real' friends, you can find something that suits your schedule with the clan.

    I don't think they will alienate people, it's just that this is a specific type of game that is meant to be social in itself. If you look at similar MMO's or similar type games, they have a huge player base (especially the 10million + that we're playing WoW).

    The difference here is that Bungie are trying to introduce MMO concepts to console gamers. So long as the more casual console crowd 'get it' then it should work.

    I think you should at least give it a bash. The Alpha/Beta was great fun.
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  • Ajent 03/09/2014

    @dean0null This.

    Everyone complaining about a lack of 'friends' to play with seem to be forgetting the social aspect of Destiny and that people are supposed to become friends whilst playing through the use of clans and playing in Strikes with randoms. When you play a strike with a random and they're good, friend them and note you want to play raids with them when the time comes.

    I'm quite looking forward to it.
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  • PlayStation 4 themes coming in next system update

  • Ajent 01/09/2014

    @mooseti I not quite sure what you mean by 'PS4 Avatars', but your avatar from PS3 should have carried across unless you set it to link to your Facebook photo. If you have the mobile companion app for PS4 then you can actually set ANY photo as your avatar (albeit, it only shows on PS4 and not PS3/Vita). I currently have an image from Batman Arkham Knight as my avatar.

    Also, I add a further request for folders. Although themes may be nice, despite never using them on PS3.
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  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • Ajent 29/08/2014

    @bobomb OK. Now you're being a douche. And (ironically) adding your own context to my answers.

    You asked for games starring females comic leads. That's what I gave you.

    There's nothing about the female brain that means they don't want to play AAA games. Stop being sexist and dividing causal gamers as male and female. I was referring to the fact that the majority of the 48% of female gamers are causal gamers and that CASUAL GAMERS (not female gamers) probably don't want to play 'full' games. I am not going to explain this again to you.

    Your cover examples are meaningless and also contradictory. You seem to have changed your tune and are now stating that female gamers can like everything that male gamers do. Which I agree with (obviously, it was originally my point). But you are now stating that some of the most popular comic characters shouldn't be used because they are male? Why? Are you insinuating that females prefer Wonder Woman over Batman simply because she is a woman?

    Honestly, I find your post constantly contradictory and you focus changes from post to post. And then you go on to call my lifestyle 'bleak' and reference an article about why gaming isn't the most important thing in life. Which I agree with. I just don't play football or go to the pub. And by posting that article you seem ignorant to the billion other facets of human existence. Just because I don't drink or play football doesn't mean my life is bleak you asshat. Stop being a presumptuous, condescending douche. I'm not replying to you any more because I don't need to be insulted.

    (Also: you completely derailed the debate).
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  • Ajent 29/08/2014

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  • Ajent 29/08/2014

    @bobomb OK.Something weird has happened. I think you have COMPELETELY misunderstood what I am trying to say.

    You don't even seem to be reading my comments properly. Talking about subsets of species not able to play games. I simply stated that they DON'T WANT TO. Do you not think its a little irrational to think otherwise?

    As for games with comic lead females in them. The Batman Arkham series stars both Oracle and Harley Quinn who have both been leads in their own comic series. DCUO features and stars almost every DC female lead in existence. Injustice stars Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman etc. There are games, you obviously just don't know of them.

    And then it gets weird. You seem to have taken from my comments, hat I'm saying women can't enjoy games when the majority of my comment was SPECIFICALLY stating that the appeal is universal regardless of gender. I honestly don't know how you got to that conclusion.

    And then you state 'bleak' in reference to the fact that I don't go to the pub or play many sports. Which I assume is meant to insult? Which when taken with the fact your stance seems to have flip-flopped and your train of though in your comments seems varying, I can now only assume you're trolling (in which case, bravo. That's some pretty dedicated trolling).
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  • Ajent 29/08/2014

    @bobomb You haven't given ANY good reasons why women don't play AAA games, only reasons why YOU THINK they don't. And those are reasons I personally disagree with.

    With regards to the violence issue. You state that you don't know any women who like that sort of content, I state I do. You state my example isn't relevant, which surely also negates your example (when really all it means is that we know different kinds of people). You then go on to state that the women who don't play AAA have different like and desires, which IS MY WHOLE POINT. They don't want to spend 3 hours gaming. They don't want to learn the more complex gaming mechanics. They just want something they can play for five minutes whilst waiting for the bus/ for an appointment/ between TV shows/ etc. If these sort of gamers have never and are never going to play the games we're discussing then what views do they have to cast on this debate? That's my point that you seem to have now agreed with? Unless you think a game completely devoid of violence and any themes of sexuality would appeal to these female and get them playing, but then as I've stated I believe that would a slightly naive view (because games like that do exist and none of the casual gamers I know want to play them).

    In relation to comics; if you want to be so specific about the historically male centric consumption of comic books then I would suggest this point is also moot. Since we're talking about modern games. And modern gaming perceptions. And a lot of those games mentioned have been out in the last ten years. When I would say there has been a definite visible increase (at Comic-Con's for example) of female readers. As for the games being exclusively marketed at men? Based on what? Your (again) presumption to know what women like? Did a publishing rep announce that they specifically want men to buy the game? Again, I find it a little sexist that you make these assumptions. Why do you believe that females cannot be attracted to violent games. What kind of game would be 'female-focused'. It's almost as though you don't get the irony of your comments.

    And then (again) you talk about how you seem to think I suggested that Batman, DCUO, TLOU, etc, should be someone's FIRST gaming experience. I NEVER SAID THAT. Where are you getting this idea from? We talking about people who already play some form of game, therefore they have already had their first gaming experience. If was to give examples of how it may evolve then I would assume a casual would maybe buy a Wii U next (if they did their research first to find the sort of games they may like - I believe Ninty games have a similar aesthetics that a lot of casual games try to emulate). A casual gamer could play a Mario game. Simple to learn, hard to master. But in that they would learn the complexities. Then they may want to buy something like TLOU as their gaming palate matures. I shouldn't have to be explaining this to you, but it seems necessary for you to understand your own illusion of something I didn't actually say.

    And then you go on about Playboy again. Like I've said, it's a weird and misplaced example. I don't get where you're going with it. Is it that women don't/won't buy it? Because they do. Are you simply saying that you don't buy a console for one game? Because if so, that seems obvious and isn't really the debate. You then go back to your whole 'violence is for men' thing, which I've already said is a little presumptuous and sexist to exclude females from enjoying a bit of violence.

    And then you close your comment in a seemingly defiant and ignorant stance proclaiming that you've given good examples of why this 48% of gamers mostly play casual games. When in reality you haven't. You've given points that I have openly disagreed with. As for my explanation as to why they don't play AAA games (again, because you seem to suffer short term memory loss)? They simply aren't interested. They prefer doing other things. Just like male non-core gamers. A male casual gamer plays a five minute game on his mobile whilst waiting for his mates at the pub or whilst waiting for his mates to change before playing a game of football or on their lunch break. The pub, football and work are the other things they'd rather/need to be doing other than playing a 3hr gaming sesh. I don't go to the pub and I don't play many sports. I play Batman. On my Playstation. Because those are my interests.

    It may be beneficial to look at the 48% not just as females (because again, it could be deemed sexist to judge them purely on gender) but as a collective of casual gamers and then ask why don't they play AAA games. I don't think changing anything about content is going to get a majority of that 48% to slowly adapt to console gaming. Again, I think it would be a rather naive expectation.

    Also, for clarity, I've expressed to other users on her that I don't believe that this sexism/ misogyny is anywhere near as bad as MS Sarkeesian makes out (not helped by her poor, poor examples) because I don't believe this was the intentions of the publisher/dev. I do believ that these are her perceptions and that there are those who share them, but there are games suitable for such people who are offended by such perceptions (TLOU being a GREAT example).
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  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @CynicalMe3 That's a pretty rationale way to look at it, and I kind of agree. I certainly agree with the whole 'a bigot is a bigot' philosophy. I also agree with the idea that there are a group of easily influenced persons.

    I do believe that this is an important issue, but only for some people. Personally, it isn't to me. I don't think the developers are being purposefully misogynistic, I actually think they're probably trying to be the opposite and it is individual perception that has got in the way here and contorted what the developers original set out to show (ie. this is a bad time, these are bad guys, and look, this is the sort of bad stuff they used to do to women).

    But if it is important to a large enough group of people then it is always worth discussing.
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  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @bobomb Giving up on me? I acknowledge your bullet points and challenged them. Ignoring my response and feigning defeat belittles any argument you've previously or are going to put forward.

    I specifically commented on your points on violence and about a persons first gaming experience. You're other two points barely explain why female gamers seemingly prefer mobile/casual games. One of the points I didn't pass comment on was about comic focused games. I didn't comment because that's ONE game. Also, it seems the only response would be to highlight how your claim that comics are "historically totally male-focused" is ironically a little sexist as you are using it to define a reason why females won't buy a game! Go to a Comic-Con and tell me how many females you see. Loads. So I call bull on that ridiculous reasoning. The other point I failed to comment on was your weird analogy to Playboy. I didn't comment because it didn't make sense.

    But the points you raised that were worth challenging, I did so. So feel free to 'give up', but then what was the point in debating the issue in the first place ?
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  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @bobomb so you KNOW why the 48% of female gamers don't play narrative-led games? How?

    I think you need to read back through the debate between myself and MrTomFTW. We have already covered this.

    But, to reiterate, I highly doubt the MAJORITY of that 48% even know what we are talking about. I highly doubt the majority who play mobile/F2P games have any interest in AAA games, regardless of content. The rise of PEOPLE playing casual mobile games is due to the quick 5 minute bursts of entertainment they offer, with no need to learn complex control or story mechanics. I doubt it's because they choose to play these massively simplified forms of gaming because they know they will not be offended by any content.

    We are both assuming a fair amount (I guess), but I believe my view is the more realistic rather than assuming every person who plays ANY game is well informed about ALL games.
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  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @CynicalMe3 Exactly. In fact, it would be interesting to hear what your GF makes of this topic. Most of the female gamers I know never really picked up on what Ms Sarkeesian is getting at, although retrospectively they kind of see her point. They don't believe the games she uses as examples are sexist/misogynistic as they understand the context in which the examples are used. In fact, one of my friends suggested the examples (Assassins Creed and Far Cry) at least show examples of how abusive these relations can be and that to ignore the fact that women were/are abused in such situations could potential be worse. My friend understood that no more time/development was given to the character, because the game isn't about that/them. They are there to provide a background sense of abuse and criminality, and provide further motivation to the protagonist/ player to continue 'getting' the bad guys. Reply +3
  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @bobomb I don't get what your point is in relation to my comment. I never suggested complex games should be a persons first experience with a game. (?).

    I was stating that the games I mention can (and are - regardless of your individual view) enjoyed by women. MrTomFTW (to whom I was replying) seemed to suggest that games need to be made a certain way in order to appeal to females. This may be correct if you are trying to appeal to a certain demographic of female gamer, but largely I disagree. Most of the female gamers I know already consume media with themes of violence. Comics, fantasy novels, movies and TV shows.

    But you miss the main pint of what I was saying. This 48% of gamers mainly play mobile games/ F2P crud, with out any story elements, thereby lacking any place in an argument such as this.

    Again, we are discussing background characters who serve little purpose towards forwarding a plot/ story.
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  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW we'll have to agree to disagree. I believe that a majority of the games I play can be equally appealing to females as they are to males. Last of Us, Tomb Raider, DCUO, Batman etc. are all games that a female can enjoy. Sure, Saints Row may be filled with sexist jokes, but then I didn't like that game either (not because of the jokes, I just didn't like the game). My wife even thought Bioshock and Assassins Creed were midly interesting BECAUSE of their stories.

    To suggest that such games are not appealing to women is to presume that you know what women like, which would require a little bit of stereotyping.

    There are plenty of casual games that cater to casual gamers and I think that's where the link needs to be made. A majority of that 48% have things they'd rather be doing and game causally whilst waiting. They are being catered for. Your point is redundant unless you are suggesting females need 'female games'?

    As stated by others, the examples used by MS Sarkeesian are poor and out of context since I know plenty of female games who loved games like Hitman and Bioshock (especially). Female gamers do have stuff to play. If they want to weigh in with their thoughts then that would be beneficial, but again the female gamers I know do not share Ms Sarkeesians views with the games she raised.
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  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW I feel like I should give up on you, but I will persevere. People who don't buy video games more than likely don't buy them because they have no interest in them (I doubt they are even aware of the issues discussed here).

    The difference between being a consumer and being someone who actually knows the subject matter (a gamer) is highly relevant for the points raised in my previous response. If someone is going to offer valid debate points for MS Sarkeesian then obviously that person should know what they are talking about ?

    As for mobile and F2P games/ gamers- I'M not discounting them, the argument is. What mobile/F2P games (again, using Candy Crush, Clash if Clans and Angry Birds as examples of the most popular) contain elements discussed in this debate? We are talking about female characters used as background titilation that offer no forwarding purpose to the story. Most mobile and F2P games lack a story full stop, never mind having story driving mechanics. So again, it isn't ME discounting mobile/F2P gamers, I'm am simply stating that I believe a large portion of that 48% you referred to simply don't have the knowledge relevant to this debate. If they haven't played the games we are discussing and don't even know what those games are then how do they contribute in any way to either side of the debate?

    Seriously. FOCUS.
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  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW Your missing the point. And using specific words in my comment out of context. A bit like how Ms Sarkeesian tries to make her points. Which WAS the point I was making. I guess I'll have to be a bit more obvious since you like being so pedantic.

    You said "They just tend to avoid AAA games. I wonder why?". I understood this comment to mean that you suggest a 48% population of gamers don't buy AAA games in support of your views aligned with Ms Sarkeesian. It seems fairly clear that is what you meant, although if you want to clarify go ahead, but then don't be so pedantic about others comments.

    With regards to 'identifying as a gamer' (which wasn't the POINT, but an example within my explanation), it is important to establish a persons reference and experience. I know absolutely naff all about football. I would not be able to offer any kind of valid debate about 'last weeks football game'.

    I disagree with what you say about how it is only about who plays games and F2P games count.

    I don't think they do. Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Angry Birds offer very little point of context in a debate such as this. So how do gamers who only have experience with such games offer any valid insight to games like Red Dead, Bioshock and Assassins Creed when they don't even know what those 'names' mean, let alone having actually played them?

    So no, F2P games and gamers don't count in a debate such as this. Either this is an important debate that needs to be discuss seriously, or it isn't. If you want to discuss it seriously then focus on the relevant aspects.
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  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    @Retroid My point was that MrTomFTW comment and link lacked context. I thought that was obvious? Reply 0
  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW ... jeez. Even the article you link to (rise of female gamers) attributes that fact to mobile games. My wife plays hundreds of mobile games, but in absolutely no way what so ever does she identify herself as a 'gamer'. She has a vague passing interest in mobile games because they can entertain her in the waits between other more meaningful (to her) things.

    You shouldn't really use contextually vague statistics to strengthen you support of the lady in the article.

    She does a very poor job of getting her point across and uses poor examples. You're only doing the same here and it lessens any supportive argument you may want to put across.
    Reply +6
  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    @bobomb raising awareness doesn't necessarily change anything when people disagree with your view. It only raises awareness of a difference of opinion.

    Suggesting solutions would be more productive.
    Reply +9
  • Destiny now available to pre-purchase on Xbox One

  • Ajent 28/08/2014

    @VideoGameAddict25 I bought the 85 deluxe version on PSN. Although I've funded my wallet by topping up via mobile with sims bought on eBay that cost 99p but come with 5 credit. A bit of a faff, but it works out at 36 for the deluxe digital version doing it this way. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus gets Velocity 2X, Sportsfriends and TxK in September

  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    @Kichijoten That's my point. You get six frames a month, plus discount benefits and the occasional extra freebie. SIX games. And they're general all good games.

    I said what makes you SO special. As in, what makes you think you get to demand more on what is already a very generous offering.
    Reply +1
  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    @Kichijoten entitled much? When did you become SO important? Reply -1
  • Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    This sounds awesome. Unfortunately I got rid of my Wii U to fund my PS4 purchase (there hadn't been anything on Wii U in about 6+ months at that point and I was very disappointed ted). I'm now wishing I still had it!

    I generally like DLC (but as others have said, I only getting it on games where it is obviously good value where I already enjoy the core game). But, I do find it hilarious that EVERY other article mentioning DLC gets the game slammed, regardless of perceived value. And yet when Ninty do it (and arguably - despite other comments- no differently) there is barely a negative thing said. Ninty do command a strange sort of loyalty.

    EDIT: hmmm, negged. Plenty as well. Do people actually disagree with what I'm saying? And if so what part? This being good DLC, me liking DLC for good games or the fact that I pointed out a lack of consistency in the vocal minority opinion?
    Reply -13
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals four-player co-op mode

  • Ajent 27/08/2014

    "This co-op mode will launch with 12 characters - three of each class (warrior, rogue and mage)"

    Three characters from three classes equals nine characters, no? Or am I missing something?
    Reply +11
  • Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

  • Ajent 22/08/2014

    @MattEvansC3 I don't get what you're saying. 5 hours is longer than an hour? By which pint you'd have bought the game? I don't know, maybe I'm having a stupid day... Reply 0
  • Ajent 21/08/2014

    @Sunsprie What really bothers me? I'm confused. Did my comment seem 'bothered'. It wasn't meant to. But I still don't know what you seem to think I am bothered about... Reply 0