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  • Devil's Third is a shoddy game - but can it be so bad it's good?

  • Kryon 15/07/2015

    The fact that EG dislikes it makes me want to buy it. Reply +6
  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain gets half an hour of new gameplay footage

  • Kryon 09/07/2015

    OK guys, I'm going to train you in the ways of stealth, whenever you kill an enemy, make sure you attach a huge hot-air balloon to them, trust me, no one will notice the bodies floating around in the sky... Reply +1
  • Fallout 4's 100 Pip-Boy Edition includes an actual Pip-Boy

  • Kryon 03/07/2015

    Never ever pre-order from Game. When the Ice white PS4 Destiny bundle first came out I decided I wanted one (not for Destiny, I just wanted the white console). So I called up Game and they said they had a few left in the central London store, so off I went to central London, when I arrived they told me the only ones they had left were actually reserved pre-orders, I complained to the manager for wasting my time, he told me I could have someone elses pre-order if I purchased an extra game with the system, so very reluctantly, I did. It had taken me 2 hours to get up to central London and I didn't want a wasted trip.

    One of two things happened there then:

    1 - The staff and manager lied just to make me buy an extra game.

    2 - They actually sold me someone elses reserved system to make an extra profit.

    Either way, they're not a company I would ever pre-order from.
    Reply +9
  • The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

  • Kryon 02/07/2015

    @SteadyBarker Well, you're free to pretend it doesn't happen, but you'd only be fooling yourself... Reply -1
  • Kryon 02/07/2015

    @SteadyBarker

    "Don't fucking block the adverts then complain about things getting worse. Of course they're getting worse"

    To be fair though, if the site spent less time purposely antagonizing its readers with SJW clickbait then we wouldn't be using Adblock in the first place lol xD
    Reply -4
  • Kryon 01/07/2015

    You know what Eurogamer, while you're taking the piss, why not add a link at the bottom of the article to some Mountain Dew and Doritos? I mean, you know, might as well, right?...

    Also is MrTomFTW ever allowed to express an opinion which doesn't completely brown nose your writers, or is he fully programmed to omit any dissenting opinion he may hold? Just wondering...
    Reply +3
  • Kryon 01/07/2015

    I'm wondering, do EG writers get a standard wage or is it performance (click) related? Do writers who don't get enough clicks get penalized in some way? Reply +1
  • Kryon 01/07/2015

    So this is how Eurogamer try to get around Adblock? Lolz, "Eurogamer advocating for journalistic integrity since.... Nineteen ninety NEVER". Reply +1
  • Allison Road looks like the fan-made spiritual successor to P.T.

  • Kryon 02/07/2015

    It's a truly beautifully designed and rendered house, very impressed so far, I'll keep an eye on this one. Reply +6
  • Nier is the rare game that gets better with age

  • Kryon 28/06/2015

    Nier is a brilliant game, I repurchased it about 3 months back as our original copy was damaged. I just wish we were given the original Japanese version, why they felt the need to replace the main character with a big leather daddy in bondage gear I'll never understand... Reply -2
  • Apple reinstates removed Civil War game with the Confederate flag

  • Kryon 27/06/2015

    @Zaiz Yes, and anyone using the flag in a "pro-racist" way within their game/app/etc should have their app removed, but censoring the flag itself in the way Apple have is nonsensical. In the UK a lot of people use the St. George's Cross flag in the exact same way (to symbolize their racism), but I don't want it censored. Removing the flag won't change their attitudes, all it does is stifle creative freedom for people who want to incorporate that sort of imagery in their story telling. Reply +2
  • Kryon 27/06/2015

    So as a dev, if I want to portray a racist character within my game, I cannot use certain symbolism to emphasize said characters personality traits? If so, that's ridiculous. Of course if it were an obviously "pro-racist" game I would support a company disallowing it on their store front, but then the reason should be "inciting racial hatred" or whatever, not "yer but dis flag iz bad mmmkay".

    This kind of foolishness doesn't surprise me at all coming from Apple, they're the SJWs of the tech world. They disallow games for the reason of "objectification" too. It's not a company I would ever want to work with in any way whatsoever.

    I like the ipad though.
    Reply -1
  • Tetsuya Nomura didn't realise he was directing Final Fantasy 7 remake

  • Kryon 27/06/2015

    I'd prefer a Chrono Trigger remake, but yeah, this is nice too I guess... Reply 0
  • Video: LGBTI characters in games are important

  • Kryon 30/05/2015

    I miss Mean Machines, when gaming was about games and fun. Reply +5
  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • Kryon 20/05/2015

    @ThinkingGamR


    Even if you publish a million calendars of naked men, if no women uses them, then your calendars' existence on their own doesn't constitute objectification.
    Incorrect. The publisher has already objectified the men by photographing them nude in an attempt to sell calenders. Whether or not the calenders sell well (or at all) is absolutely moot by this point. Try again, Mungo.

    By your logic if a man stands around in his house naked going "yeah I'm so hot," he is an example of male objectification.
    Erm, no. By my logic, if a publishing company took pictures of said naked man and used the image to sell products to women, then it would be objectification.

    Romance novels are not selling themselves based on their covers. That is the point. Did you notice how all those covers are essentially the same? That's because the cover is essentially denoting what kind of book it is. What sells the book is the reading material... because its a book.
    So, you're saying that a sports car advertised with a bikini girl draped over it isn't objectification because the guys buying the car are not buying it for the woman, they're buying it to get a car, because it's a car, right? The woman just denotes what kind of girlfriend you might be able to get if you drove a car like this, yes? Lol, mate, please go and read up on what objectification is and how it is used to sell products, you seriously have no clue what you're on about here, I think you're in a little over your head.

    But people reading erotica aren't masterbating to the cheesy airbrushed cover image of Fabio on the cover. It isn't a 1:1 correlation with video/photographic porn plain and simple.
    What is "masterbating"? Oh I see, you're American so you have problems with literacy... Anyway, I'm pretty sure no one was masturbating over the Protein World 'beach body ready' campaign either, but if you ask your feminist overlords about that, they still seemed to think it was objectification, funny that, it seems your logic is not in line with your cult leaders, Anita and the gang, better fix that up or they might castrate you while listening to 'All About That Bass', although, being such a beta male you'd probably thank them for it and beg them to spit in your mouth lol

    Too busy watching Dr. Who or eating Tea and crumpets to discover culture?
    So...In whatever backwater shithole you come from you "eat tea"? How does one go about that then? Do you freeze it first or? You're a very strange little man. You're also a troll, but whatever...
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  • Kryon 15/05/2015

    @edwardwokhands I totally agree with you, and your view point is what I'd expect from anyone who's genuinely interested in fairness and equality. The sad fact is that modern teenage "faux activists" AKA "Tumblr feminists" like ThinkingGamR do not see things that way, for them it's all about finding something to be outraged about rather than actually campaigning for equality. Reply 0
  • Kryon 15/05/2015

    @ThinkingGamR

    you realize romance novels are actually over 99% text and thus lack the imagery to constitute objectification?
    Objectification does not rely on quantity, what a very strange way to look at it, that's like saying a banana isn't a banana unless it comes in a bunch. I don't think you understand how these things work. It is quite possible for a single image to objectify its subject. Why do people like you always try to tack on fabricated qualifiers to twist the meaning of words to your own advantage? It's not fooling anyone, and I'm pretty sure if I showed you a slew of novels with sexualised semi-naked women on the front you'd start screaming "patriarchy" and having a melt down. These double standards are ridiculous and show you for what you are.

    If women were buying romance novels to pin to their walls, that would be objectification.
    Utter nonsense, the consumers intent does not dictate the whether or not an image objectifies its subject. By your logic, if I do not wear my trousers, they were never designed to be trousers. You're exhibiting extremely faulty logic here. Pictures of semi-naked men are used to sell novels to women in exactly the same way as semi-naked women are used to sell products to men, you can use all the weasel words you like, but there's really no denying this statement.

    And lets not pretend this is just romance novels, you ever read a copy of Cosmo (or any other similar publication aimed at women)?
    Here's an article from the Cosmo website "Sexy Butts in Football"

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/g2334/sexy-butts-in-football/

    How about this one "The 11 Hottest Male Body Parts, Ranked"

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a5908/hottest-male-body-parts/

    And there's plenty more where that came from, but I guess none of this counts as objectification because... erm.. because, they're not women, right? :/

    Also most of these novels invoke formulas that enforce gender normativity to appeal to bored housewives?
    So? What's that got to do with the fact they objectify the male form on the front cover in an attempt to sell to women? Or aren't housewives women anymore? What exactly are you trying to say here?

    Also I didn't realize that reading was tantamount to an entire history of rape and female subjugation. What a fascinating historical insight you've stumbled upon.
    Oh dear.. OK, it's clear from this reply that you're just a troll, but I'll play along, so you're saying that a miniature squeezy boob action figure IS tantamount to rape? I see, I see, most interesting, Mungo.

    Also does it NOT occur to you that by arguing that men are victims are sexual objectification you are conceding the entire argument that Quiet ISN'T a negative portrayal of a character?
    Erm.. Really? It's like you're having some kind of schizophrenic conversation with yourself and just hearing whatever you want to hear. All I have "conceded" to is the fact that objectification is something companies use to sell things to both men and women, and that's fine, it's a free market and sex sells, and no, I do not believe that a character being scantily clad necessarily makes them a "negative portrayal", that would be a far too simplistic way to look at things for anyone of intelligence.

    Honestly, you follow this OTT "gender studies" narrative and call yourself "progressive" but I feel like I'm talking to some kind of Victorian nun. "Oh she's showing an ankle, she must be evil, burn her". Seriously kid, parroting Anita Sarkeesian doesn't make you sound intelligent or "progressive". Try to form your own opinions on things, yes?
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  • Kryon 13/05/2015

    @ThinkingGamR

    That's really not an insight into anything, it's just a poorly thought out comedy sketch which isn't actually funny.

    Objectification is and always has been a two way street...

    Reply +1
  • Kryon 13/05/2015

    @GaryStew1980 I've managed to grow up a little more to the point where I don't really find anything like this "embarrassing". I just see it for what it is, which in reality is nothing to get upset about, it's a miniature plastic figurine for MGS fans to collect should they so wish. It is not hurting anybody, people who want to buy this are not necessarily "sad little losers who'll never touch a real breast".

    Also, anyone who believes gamers are any more sexist or "death threaty" than any other section of society are complete idiots. People who would associate me with bigotry just because I'm a gamer are not people I want to know in the first place. No offense intended, but hiding what you are to gain acceptance from ill informed people seems pretty immature, and possibly even a little creepy, depending on which way you look at it.
    Reply +1
  • Kryon 12/05/2015

    I know it's already been brought up many times but I do find it hilarious that EG make their money out of ads that "objectify" women, and then go on to act outraged when other people try to make money by doing the same thing, and yes I'm aware EG don't hand-pick the ads shown, but that's utterly moot, they still line their pockets off the backs of women who they would claim are being objectified.

    I'm also pretty sure the moderators here have been ordered to act as poes, their views are often so contrary to what any reasonably intelligent person would think that it's verging on comedy, meh, I just watch it roll on and laugh, but it is a shame that EG has gone so far down hill in the last couple of years...
    Reply +4
  • Kryon 11/05/2015

    Every single time MrTomFTW makes a comment parroting what he heard in a Sarkeesian video, I will order another one of these dolls :) Reply +7
  • Homophobic and transphobic game removed from Steam Greenlight

  • Kryon 06/05/2015

    @MrTomFTW

    Well my question is, what are the chances of that actually happening, I mean really?
    Well, it's quite possible actually. Here's a video from a transwoman who believes it's her right to dupe straight men into sex, and the video has a relatively high "like" ratio, so I'm guessing it's not just the opinion of one crazy...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD_1pBiwaeQ
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  • Kryon 06/05/2015

    I still don't really understand the point he's trying to make, he's made something offensive to prove people will be offended? It's kinda like holding your breath until you suffocate to prove that humans need air to survive. Seems ultimately pointless to me. I dislike the Tumblr SJW crowd as much as the next man, but all this game does is give them a (for once, legitimate) reason to whine even more than they do already... Reply -1
  • Smart Boy will turn your iPhone 6 Plus into a Game Boy Color

  • Kryon 04/04/2015

    @Stig223

    Lol, no of course they can't, they're games "journalists".

    On the subject of this "thing", I don't like it, looks like it might scratch my phone.
    Reply +1
  • Anita Sarkeesian debuts her Positive Female Characters series

  • Kryon 04/04/2015

    Hmm, the three posts above this have been deleted? I read them and didn't see any "threats" being made, just negative opinions on Sarkeesian and her "work", which I assume isn't against the rules (or is it?), so I'm wondering why the posts were deleted? Did the commenters themselves delete the posts or did a moderator? I get the feeling it was probably a moderator, I would really like some clarification on this as if it's the case that moderators (or one specific moderator) is removing comments simply because he disagrees with them then I think people should be aware of that. Nothing of use ever came from creating an echo chamber of opinions. Reply -1
  • Kryon 01/04/2015

    @Skyrant It's about Anita and her cronies making money. Reply -2
  • Kryon 01/04/2015

    @PazJohnMitch

    "Anita is a gamer"

    Not according to her.

    "My point is that it is an irrational fear"

    I'm pretty sure large game companies spend a lot of money on analysts to try to gauge their market, so I don't really think it's an irrational fear.
    Reply +1
  • Kryon 01/04/2015

    @PazJohnMitch

    "It is more of a case that developers are scared to use female leads as they might lose sales from immature men / boys"

    Well, isn't that a legitimate concern for a business that's trying to turn a profit? Teenage boys and young men do make up a rather large part of the gaming audience, no? Or should developers risk going bust just to appease some Tumblr feminists who were never going to buy their products anyway?

    "If they made a great game with a female lead it is likely to do pretty well."

    And if they made that same game but with the standard male protagonist, it's likely to do even better, because we have target markets for a reason. This is why I love capitalism. SJW types are free to whine about whatever they like, EG is free to push out click-bait articles to scrape a few pennies together to keep the site running, etc, but until people like Sarkeesian actually become gamers who put their money where their mouth is, nothing will change too much, and quite frankly, that's fine by me :)
    Reply -3
  • Kryon 01/04/2015

    If you guys simply MUST push feminism on us, at least give us something from a more rational feminist who has actually been involved with the games industry and does actually seem to care about games, you know, someone like Liana K?

    Here, I'll do it for you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0JvjKEuF4&list=PLf9ZVzFaBzHl58cMWr4UWjBRapHJDbQp7
    Reply -1
  • The Order: 1886 review

  • Kryon 22/02/2015

    @riceNpea

    "I am amazed by that statement."

    Yes, that can happen sometimes if you take half of a statement and present it out of context. Seriously, if you have nothing of worth to add, don't add anything, it's pretty simple.
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  • Kryon 22/02/2015

    @TarickStonefire
    1) "Better" is subjective, in my opinion, yes the "out of 10" scores were more intuitive than the current system. As I clearly explained before, scores where just a very quick way of gauging the reviewers subjective overall perception of the game. A single number that would give people a general idea on whether they wanted to invest further in reading the actual review. Why read two sentences when a number does the trick?

    "you simply cannot compare all games relative to each other by boiling them down to a number. can't be done. fact."

    It can be done, has been done, is still done, of course, it's not an exact science, but then neither is the body of the review, as it's all totally subjective. Not to mention, EG still has a scoring system, it just has 3 tiers instead of 10 and the option for them to "chicken out" if they're scared of upsetting the dev and losing ad revenue from them. Using scores is not supposed to be an exact science, just a quick indicator as to the reviewers perception of the overall quality of something, it has been used on movie, book, game, car, everything, reviews since long before you were on this planet and it has served its purpose very well up until now.

    2) Some of us are adults with jobs and families, we don't have time to read a review on a game which is a 2/10

    3) See answer 1.

    4) I never complained that this game doesn't have a badge, so I'm assuming that reply was meant for someone else.
    Reply +2
  • Kryon 20/02/2015

    @Coolchwip I felt the same way about The Evil Within, I was desperately disappointed with that, I played it for a good few hours but just couldn't get into it, luckily I got it for 11 on steam but it was still a disappointment even at that price... Reply 0
  • Kryon 20/02/2015

    @TarickStonefire You seem to have a real issue with people holding different opinions to yourself. If you like the new review system, good for you, but there's no need to have a hissyfit if others prefer the old system. It's not illegal to disagree lil guy. Reply +2
  • Kryon 20/02/2015

    @TarickStonefire Way to miss the point, Sherlock. The previous scoring system allowed me to quickly decide whether or not I *wanted* to read the review. Why would I want to read two sentences when a single number would give me the information I require in making that choice, hence it is less intuitive than before. Reply -8
  • Kryon 20/02/2015

    Gotta be honest here, this new scoring system is unhelpful in my opinion. There is no way for me to get a quick idea of how the reviewer perceives the game. Eurogamer just keeps getting worse and worse, the constant barrage of feminist crap, mods (well, one in particular) who abuse their "power", and now a review scoring system which is (IMO) far less intuitive than before. It's a shame, EG used to be a decent place 6 or 7 years ago... Reply -3
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

  • Kryon 22/02/2015

    There's an urban legend that every time someone buys this game and sets the boob physics to "OMG" a social justice warrior is struck on the anus with a thousand bolts of lightning.

    I'm not sure if it's true, but if you see MrTomFTW walking funny later on you can assume it has worked.
    Reply -2
  • Dying Light dev reveals 3D-printable zombie bikini figurine

  • Kryon 18/01/2015

    The screenshots of Dying Light suggest that it's set in a place with palm trees. Palm trees are generally restricted to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates. Guess what? People do dress like that in hot weather. There is absolutely nothing controversial about this figure whatsoever. She is proportioned realistically and dressed appropriately for her environment. This SJW nonsense is just so laughably pathetic, it's like they actually don't want portrayals of women in games at all... Reply -1
  • Watch the Clock Tower spiritual successor NightyCry's first teaser

  • Kryon 04/01/2015

    @Karbonator I get that, but IMO using live action movie for a videogame teaser is like using a bicycle to advertise a new car, they may both have wheels but one doesn't represent the other at all. I don't feel I know anything more about this game after watching the teaser, and as I'm interested in the game (not a
    horror movie with a 10p budget) I feel I've wasted my time watching it.

    Yes, I'm grumpy, sorry.
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  • Kryon 03/01/2015

    Am I the only one who feels cheated when I come to see a teaser for a videogame but what I get is actually a really bad live action horror movie on a bag puss budget which gives me no idea what the game will play/look like? Yes I know it's a "teaser" and not a full trailer as such but at least tease me with the product you're actually intending to sell to me, jeez... Reply +4
  • Tekken 7 reveals Saudi Arabian character Shaheen

  • Kryon 03/01/2015

    In my opinion the character design is solid but generic and ultimately pretty boring, there's a slight bit of flair with his "cape" thing, but apart from that I don't feel there's anything new or exciting about this design. Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 15 reveals first female version of mechanic Cid

  • Kryon 31/12/2014

    @VANGUARD-CAT OK, Looking at it in context do you think Vaan was dressed appropriately for a warrior? You see the thing is when you do look at FF character design in context you'll realise that they have always had characters (male and female) who're not dressed realistically for their role, and who're clearly designed to be sexually appealing to a certain demographic (in the past that demographic has usually been teenage girls).

    Regardless, the most unrealistic thing about the new Cid is not how she's dressed, it's the fact she's female at all. Women dressing revealingly is pretty common, women who go into engineering are extremely rare.
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  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    @hepaestus That's just the art style, in the official character bio it states she is Japanese. Try Kokoro for a more stereotypical Japanese looking character I guess. Reply 0
  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    @MrTomFTW What's a step too far for me is people with an agenda (which is quite frankly based on nothing)trying to stifle artistic freedom. If the devs want to make fantasy characters with large breasts I don't see a problem, just as I didn't see a problem with Vaan (A warrior) being the video game equivalent of Peter Andre in "mysterious girl". It's fantasy, and there's no proof that it harms anybody, so who cares? Not me. Reply +2
  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    @tobystrauss Have you ever thought that the majority of people here are gamers and not gender studies graduates? Meaning we actually don't care how feminists feel about the games they don't even play? Reply +2
  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    @MrTomFTW It's a fantasy game with fantasy in the title which has fantasy characters (which as I've shown have catered very much to the female sensibilities in the past). Sorry man, but I do not want "mature" character design in Final Fantasy, It's a game where you ride giant chickens for Gods sake... I'm just so glad Japanese devs don't seem to be bowing to SJW pressure, but hey, each to his own. Reply +3
  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    @hepaestus

    Japs have no problem sexualizing Western Women but Japanese women seem to be off-limits
    Erm... Really? :/

    Reply +6
  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    @VANGUARD-CAT

    because men and women aren't the same and have very different norms when it comes to fashion? Regardless, I'm pretty sure the game with the character below in it was taken pretty seriously, in fact I believe EG gave it a 10/10

    Reply +8
  • Kryon 23/12/2014

    OMFG a female character who's confident with her sexual appeal and flaunts it? How dare she! Cover her up at once, burn her for heresy and witchcraft. You know what EG, it's 2014, women can wear whatever they like, get with the times you misogynist pigs. Reply +7
  • Sony beefs up PS4 20th Anniversary Edition sales system after thousands use exploit to gain unfair advantage

  • Kryon 19/12/2014

    Meh, the white one is nicer anyway IMO. Reply +1
  • Sir Clive Sinclair crowdfunding new ZX Spectrum computer

  • Kryon 02/12/2014

    C64 was better. Reply -2