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  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • Avaloner 31/07/2014

    @blarty I cannot see how you can compare the online pass debacle to this. One was forced upon the consumer. This service is not - its offered to you. You can use it or you can keep doing what you are doing today.

    The comparison to the season pass is more apt. You would find that many fans of a particular franchise like the idea of a well implemented season pass since it keeps their game fresh. Then again - its still a case where the consumer is left to decide it is a good deal or not.

    Plus painting it as if Sony is trying to protect me from evil is beyond cheeky. Remember that, to this day. Sony allows the unpopular practices you described in the first place. Sony has nothing to do with the fact that they are used less nowadays.
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  • Avaloner 31/07/2014

    @PirateRoberts Go say that to someone who has no choice but to take a loan from a loan shark.... In that case having a choice of loan sharks would be a god sent. Then again - I cannot see how you came up with this far fetched analogy. The service seems like very good value, especially for the segment of people who only play Battlefield and sports games (I have a few on my PSN friend list). Reply 0
  • Avaloner 31/07/2014

    The assertion that EA would have pulled its titles off of the PS+ service if this went ahead is purely conjecture.

    I just cannot understand this reasoning that multiple publishers offering a subscription based digital renting service is a bad thing. No, you do not have to have multiple subs. You do not have to sub to any service at all. Just keep buying your games a la carte as most of us currently do. However, if you happen to prefer a particular publisher, then this is a brilliant proposition. I am sure that if it was Blizzard or Nintendo offering something similar then people would be all over this. As much as most of the people here claim to the contrary there are EA fans in the gaming community.
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  • Avaloner 31/07/2014

    @Darksjeik So, using your logic, you came to bitch and moan about the community?

    People have opinions. They express them on fora and message boards.
    Reply -1
  • Avaloner 30/07/2014

    Why would Sony not let the consumer decide if it is good value for money or not? This is a draconian move from Sony which I believe only serves them and no one else. To paint it as though they are trying to 'protect' the end user from a bad deal is an insult to our intelligence.

    And to all those who 'agree with Sony on this one' - Do you applaud them for limiting your choice or is it a case of 'I was not interested in this offer so I don't give a flying f about anyone else'?
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  • Cliff Bleszinski opened a pub

  • Avaloner 28/07/2014

    350 beers on draft? That's 10 less than there should be! Reply +3
  • Rust dev angers fans by announcing new prototype Riftlight

  • Avaloner 28/07/2014

    @INSOMANiAC An Early Acess is also ready to use. Just not as full featured as it could be and with some kinks which need to be ironed out. You buy the product and hope... but its up to you to make sure that your hope is not misplaced since the developer already gave you the product you paid for.

    My comparison to the iPhone stands because Apple would probably already have a working prototype of the next iteration of the phone you just bought which will have many more features and will retail for the same price. You pay to be able to use the phone, as is, today instead of waiting for the S version. They just don't show it to you so that people don't have the same knee jerk reaction.
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  • Avaloner 28/07/2014

    @INSOMANiAC Actually they do. They sell you the iPhone 4 and they will already be working on the iPhone 4S with all the features they did not put in the previous version (even though they were available at the time).
    Truth is - if you buy an unfinished game, it was your decision. Its not like this developer sold anyone a half finished game claiming it was the final product.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date pushed back over a month

  • Avaloner 23/07/2014

    Delays - never a bad thing Reply +1
  • You've got male

  • Avaloner 19/07/2014

    @PazJohnMitch I have never played a game because it had a female lead. Likewise I have never NOT played a game because it had a female lead. The gender of the main character holds little interest to me as long as the game is good. Reply +31
  • Avaloner 19/07/2014

    @Wyrm They specifically said that the move was to appeal more to a diverse audience (women and girls). I would not have any issue with the change if it wasn't for this particular tidbit. Reply +6
  • Huge Dragon Age: Inquisition Q&A info dump

  • Avaloner 09/07/2014

    looking good! I'm excited for this Reply 0
  • The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

  • Avaloner 08/07/2014

    The only sense I've ever read on The Sun was on page 3 Reply -1
  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • Avaloner 08/07/2014

    @specialgamer You deserve a medal of your own for that! Reply +26
  • Destiny beta release dates, expansions announced

  • Avaloner 07/07/2014

    This is a game I will definitely be buying down the line. A digital version is quite alluring since a) I don't think I will be selling it any time soon and b) it saves me the hassle of swapping Blu Rays. However I have zero interest in wasting time playing a beta so no pressure. Reply 0
  • BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member in DAI

  • Avaloner 02/07/2014

    These kind of stories remind me of this

    Such pungent social commentary on how some people feel we should give a toss about other's people's sexuality. Being gay is not something to be ashamed of, but neither is it something that needs to be brought up at every opportunity.
    Reply +3
  • DICE ponders: what did people really like about Battlefield: Bad Company?

  • Avaloner 24/06/2014

    Still waiting for someone to ask me want I liked about baskets Battlefield 2142 Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Avaloner 20/06/2014

    A very mature take on the subject straight from a female developer.

    Reply +10
  • Avaloner 20/06/2014

    @gertjanvandamme Have to agree about Anita.

    Reply +7
  • Avaloner 19/06/2014

    One has to start by defining the word 'sexism'. This is what Merriam Webster says:
    1) prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women
    2) behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex

    The emphasis that 'sexism is discrimination against women' is not exclusive to this particular definition. All the definitions I found point this out and I find it utterly ridiculous. This is relevant to this article because there seems to be these two damning sentiments in the feminist movement today which are reflected in this article:

    1) All men are inherently sexist
    2) Only men can be sexist

    For many years society has given different roles to the sexes - roles which were informed by nature. Men are tougher and women can bear children. These differences still exist in the modern world however they are much less pronounced because science and technology have drastically changed the way we live our lives. More than ever there are jobs which both sexes can carry out equally well. Women need to get pregnant less often because the mortality rate has drastically decreased. Also housework is much less time consuming with the advent of the washing machine, detergents and quick meals which you can prepare in minutes being readily available from the supermarket. But while the roles are less defined they are still engraved in our collective minds and it would be ludicrous to try and suggest that only men are guilty of this.

    'A mother knows best'
    'So, who washes your clothes?'
    'Did your mum teach you how to cook?'
    'Typical man, so disorganized!'

    In view of all of this I say both sexes are inherently sexist. Some women can be sexist towards other women 'I feel a woman should always provide for her man' and some men can be sexist towards men as Tom eloquently demonstrated above.

    Do we live in a male dominated society? Most definitely.Its the reason why the sexism of men is usually more devastating and evident. Is it something that needs to change? Without a doubt. It benefits everyone to have a society which is entirely based on merit.
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  • DriveClub could be the racing game to beat this year

  • Avaloner 18/06/2014

    If it can fill the PGR shaped hole in my soul then I'm on board Reply +8
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is a backward step for progressive games

  • Avaloner 12/06/2014

    @Bertie I would not say that there is anything wrong with the discussion the article attempts to create. However the timing is horrible (in light of all the games related news pouring out of E3) as well as the fact that it is based on the Unity incident. As it stands the article came across as feminist propaganda meant to berate Amancio and Ubisoft. The fact that some EG writers seem to bring up this topic at every possible opportunity does not help in the slightest. Reply +6
  • Avaloner 12/06/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar Goes to show how stimulating the rest of the content is though doesn't it?

    I'm a big fan of EG. Definitely my go to gaming site. However I find these articles aggravating. I would KIND of understand why it could be done on a slow news week. But while E3 is going on?
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  • Avaloner 12/06/2014

    Oh look, more click bait. And I took it. Something has got to pay the bills right?

    Since you seem intent on telling other people how to run their business why not we do the same here? 90% of your articles are written by men. What gives?
    Reply +4
  • Diablo 3 runs at 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

  • Avaloner 12/06/2014

    @Bertie The fact that you have these tidbits of news presented in the same manner and taking the same real estate as more meaningful articles and reviews on the main page is the main failing here. Whether its designed that way purposefully or simply an oversight only you can tell. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's E3 digital event

  • Avaloner 10/06/2014

    The Amiibo is a single cell organism Reply 0
  • Avaloner 10/06/2014

    How can you introduce the figures and not have a game to support them. Having them as a novelty in SSB is not nearly enough Reply 0
  • Avaloner 10/06/2014

    aha Reply 0
  • Avaloner 10/06/2014

    New IP! Reply 0
  • Avaloner 10/06/2014

    You can do anything with the game!

    Good... lets just re skin dynasty warriors with Zelda characters
    Reply 0
  • Rainbow Six Patriots is no more, Rainbox Six Siege takes its place

  • Avaloner 10/06/2014

    @reecepritchard Its in pre alpha so I'm guessing late 2015 early 2016. Still a bit of a wait. Reply 0
  • Microsoft's E3 press conference

  • Avaloner 09/06/2014

    Very good media brief from Microsoft. A million times better than what they had last year. However - I really feel sorry for whoever invested in a Kinect. Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 announced for 360 and Xbox One

  • Avaloner 02/06/2014

    @Freeman76 Same here. However I do not share your same positivity with regards to Driveclub. Forza Horizons 2 and a smaller form Xboxone might get me to invest in the MS machine. Reply +1
  • Battlefield 3 is free on Origin for a week

  • Avaloner 29/05/2014

    @Deadite May I remind you you are making your argument on a news post where EA are giving away a good game for free? Be critical when they deserve to be lambasted but on this one occasion just acknowledge its a good thing.

    Plus - I am not sure how old you are but to say that they 'wrecked' modern gaming is wrong. gamers never had it this good with games with great replay value, exorbitant budgets, regular freebies, a myriad free to play games and games becoming cheap quick.
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  • Avaloner 29/05/2014

    @Deadite Yeah sure.... lets begrudge EA for trying to make money to pay its employees for making games people play. Reply +7
  • Watch Dogs review

  • Avaloner 27/05/2014

    @Liuwil I do not think that many readers here would agree with the notion that 7/10 is a particularly good score foe a triple A game such as Watch Dogs (and I say triple A in the sense that a lot of time and money was invested in it).

    Imagine for a second that you studied extremely hard for an exam and you got a score of 70 out of 100. Would you say you did real well?
    Reply -5
  • Avaloner 27/05/2014

    Having lots of fun with the game. Don't let the 7/10 score put you off. Reply +4
  • Video: More gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • Avaloner 27/05/2014

    @smelly Two points

    1) Nintendo games are usually artistically amazing. However the cartoon graphics intrinsically require less raw power than a game that has a more realistic look.

    2) Nintendo are intimately knowledgeable about their own system. Other developers can achieve the same results but they would require more time and money to get there.

    Now a question - Are you implying in any way that MK8 could not run on an XBone at 60FPS?
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  • Avaloner 18/05/2014

    @Nikanoru I was going to spend time to reply properly to your comment, until I realized there was nothing of substance so I won't even bother. Reply -5
  • Avaloner 18/05/2014

    @minimong I can afford the price of entry. I cannot justify it. Reply -6
  • Avaloner 18/05/2014

    @Nikanoru Why is it an ignorant comment exactly? Looking at the past 4 systems they released for the home only one was a definite success. The N64 was a partial success riding on the popularity of the SNES while the Gamecube and Wii U are duds (financially speaking). Yes, the Wii was a nice case of happenstance which will be very hard to replicate anytime soon. They need to introduce more gamers to the joys of Nintendo - and as long as there is that (generally unnecessary) pay wall then many people will just ignore it. Reply 0
  • Avaloner 18/05/2014

    @Toaster05 Explain to me how any of the great games released by Nintendo lately have made special use of the hardware and could not appear on the competition? Even Rayman Legends - which was designed with the Gamepad in mind - found its way on the competition almost intact. Also - they could always sell peripherals if they really wanted to. Reply -7
  • Avaloner 17/05/2014

    After many years maintaining the contrary I now believe Nintendo should go multi platform and ditch the home console business - instead focusing on the software and portables. Even though there are quite a few good games on the Wii U I still cannot justify the high price of admission. Reply -58
  • Does Watch Dogs deliver on its stunning E3 2012 reveal?

  • Avaloner 27/05/2014

    Really enjoying the game so far. The game looks nice although it did not blow me away on PS4. Then again I am used to PC gaming so I'm a bit pampered in this regard. Above all - the gameplay feels right. Reply +9
  • Eurogamer readership survey 2014

  • Avaloner 19/05/2014

    Filled but answering another question

    What would you like to see less on the site?
    Less white knight attitude and feminist crap please.
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo won't launch Wii U successor until it has "satisfied" current owners

  • Avaloner 13/05/2014

    So... Nintendo is pulling out of the hardware business? Reply -22
  • The Way looks like Another World by way of Sword & Sworcery

  • Avaloner 09/05/2014

    Someone had to
    Reply -1
  • Evolve community manager fired after Twitter racism controversy

  • Avaloner 02/05/2014

    So much for freedom of speech. Reply -14
  • Mojang's CCG Scrolls is coming to tablets

  • Avaloner 08/04/2014

    @Faramis I would not say I dislike the guy. But the admiration I had for him has waned over time because he creeps me out Reply -3
  • Oculus recruits another Valve alum

  • Avaloner 02/04/2014

    The shortsightedness people are demonstrating regarding the OR and FB situation is staggering. Reply +2