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  • Fatherhood isn't the shortcut to emotional complexity games wish it was

  • Kryon 29/06/2016

    My God, is this a video games site or some agony aunt section from Loose Women? :/ Reply 0
  • What does Brexit mean for the UK video games industry?

  • Kryon 24/06/2016

    There's always gonna be scared and weak minded folks like grasyknoll who're gonna cry about this but today was a massive win for the democracy of our country and the accountability of our elected leaders (something which I think is extremely important and fundamental to our way of life). I am actually likely to lose money over this (at least initially), but It's a price I'm absolutely willing to pay. Reply +2
  • Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

  • Kryon 26/05/2016

    You know what, I've been called plenty of names in my life, many of them racially motivated, did it piss me off, sure, did it give me PTSD, no, absolutely not. Yes, being called "it" as a trans person is going to be pretty insulting, but I really wish people would stop trivializing serious conditions/issues because they've been slighted in some way.

    Neg away PC Bros woo woo.
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  • The best Zelda games: Eurogamer editors' choice

  • Kryon 27/02/2016

    Minish Cap should have been on this list. it's a far better game than Spirit Tracks. Reply +2
  • Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game looks great

  • Kryon 28/01/2016

    Looks really nice but if there's no local co-op I'm not interested... Reply 0
  • Fire Emblem: Fates controversial scene changed for Western launch

  • Kryon 24/01/2016

    @frazzl

    Gotta love it when you do most of my work for me
    No probs, Sugartits, I find it most gratifying helping the mentally inept to fulfill their goals.

    Now, on your way, stride forth to send abuse (in your words) to all who disagree with your political views, you're truly a paragon of virtue! Let the abuse you unleash be the one true shining light of Tumblr feminism and social justice! Keep up that virtue signalling and maybe one day females will start to look at you without the sneer of pity and disgust you usually seem to garner from them! (P.S. That last bit is extremely unlikely but it's good to have hope...)
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  • Kryon 24/01/2016

    @frazzl Lol TL;DR :) Reply +1
  • Kryon 24/01/2016

    @frazzl
    As for being abusive, well that's what people like you deserve
    Your first logical fallacy; a straw man. People like you, misogynists who feel social justice is bad, are deserving of disdain. Only you are generalizing that sentiment.
    You do realise that "disdain" is a different word to "abuse", right? It's just you seemed to be using them interchangeably here? So, do people who disagree with your politics deserve "disdain" or do they deserve "abuse", which one is it Skippy? It's OK, I know words are hard for guys like you. :(

    You can call me a misogynist, but then I could just as easily call you a paedophile. Who cares if it's true or not, right? As long as it silences any dissenting voices, it's OK to use, right?

    the gators who attacked Sarkeesian and Quinn resorted to far more than simply using profanity.
    Oh, I see, so sending abuse to Anita and Zoe would be totally acceptable as long as it's just profanity, amirite bro? Lol, seriously, you're an idiot mate. :lol:

    You Tumblr crybabies are all the same, but here's a tip for the future, try to actually refute peoples arguments using logic and facts instead of using your default response of "They disagree with me and know I'm a cretin = They must be misogynists"

    Let's have a quick look at your post history:
    Translation: "I've lost this debate miserably and made an utter tit of myself, let me desperately scuttle off to dig up something completely unrelated from many years ago to derail the current discussion, maybe I can save a little face that way..."

    Seriously though, as for you spending your Saturday night trawling through 5 years of my comments, well, what can I say, I hope you had a great evening pointlessly sifting out irrelevant soundbites from years ago. While you were doing that I was drinking a light & zesty white wine, eating brie on crackers and playing Borderlands with my other half, fun times. :)
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  • Kryon 23/01/2016

    @frazzl

    "As for being abusive, well that's what people like you deserve"

    I see, so anyone who has a difference of opinion to yourself "deserves" abuse? Interesting, so I guess you're just the same as those who send abuse to Anita Sarkeesian or Zoe Quinn? Right? How do you feel about that? I mean you claim to hate "gators" as you call them, yet you seem to share their alleged abusive nature down to a tee...

    Honestly man, I don't really like using personal insults, but you're clearly not particularly intelligent. In the future you should probably try to pick your fights a little better, maybe start off in a bronie chat room and work your way up? Yeah?
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  • Kryon 23/01/2016

    @frazzl "I mocking a moron here"

    Perhaps learn to form a sentence first, then move on to mocking people, good idea, right bro? ;) :) :) ;) ;) :D

    By the way, you seem to be becoming a little abusive, and that's great, because it means I'm getting to you. Calm down dear, it's just the interwebz. :D :) ;) :D :D
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  • Kryon 23/01/2016

    @frazzl OK, dear, that's enough virtue signalling for today eh? You've been a good little ally, maybe one day EG willl make you a mod and you can rejoice in the knowledge that you've made it to the top baby! Then you'd be able to silence all the "h-h-howwible mizchojanizts" and all would be well in the world, amirite?

    P.S. There's no need to use a smiley after every comment, it's not a legal requirement.
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  • Kryon 22/01/2016

    @frazzl Yawn... You're not even a convincing troll. 4/10. Reply 0
  • Kryon 22/01/2016

    @frazzl I see, so anyone who doesn't agree with your political views needs to "grow up". Rrriiight.... OK, I'll just leave that out there, I don't think I need to say any more, lol. Reply +1
  • Kryon 22/01/2016

    @frazzl Oh, how dare you! You called me a "gator", *clutches pearls*... Seriously though, grow up. Reply 0
  • Kryon 22/01/2016

    @frazzl Well done, your reply has literally zero relevance to my comment, but at least you got to join in the discussion with the adults, eh? Here, have a cookie. Reply 0
  • Kryon 22/01/2016

    Changing/censoring/cutting parts out of media to "fit" different cultures is not a good thing. For example I'm a big fan of world cinema, because I like to see those differences in culture, writing, and social ideas played out in film, even if the values displayed differ from my own.

    The people who've created this hostile climate whereby publishers feel they're walking on eggshells in regards to what they can (and more importantly, can't) release are no friend to gamers or people who enjoy art/media of any kind.

    The saddest part is that the SJW protesters on Twitter and feminist gaming sites like EG, are just a vocal minority. They don't actually represent the views of our society at all. You only have to look at the dislike ratio on a Sarkeesian video to see how actual gamers feel about the puritanical narrative that's currently being pushed.
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  • Dead or Alive Facebook page says Xtreme 3 won't head west

  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @AoifeLockhart Well the only problem with that is that then you'd have to pretty much consider the majority of anime movies and Japanese video games ever made "icky", but yeah, I'm happy to disagree, I tend to find that these days disagreeing with games journalists means I'm doing something right... Reply +3
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @AoifeLockhart lol fair enough but there's nothing icky about sexy uniforms (aslong as the person wearing them is of a consensual age of course) and with the ultra voluptuous figures the DoA characters have I'm pretty sure they're meant to be adults. Reply 0
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @AoifeLockhart Oh I see, I wouldn't have thought someone who found DoA polygon costumes "icky" would like porn at all... My mistake, and I'd just like to add that both you and MrTom are welcome to sniff and peruse my pre-worn socks, they're very sexy. You two don't know what you're missing out on. Reply 0
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @AoifeLockhart

    "I sure do have fetishes, but not being a straight guy they're a little harder to indulge, unfortunately."

    Really? Surely, it just depends what medium you're talking about. The "romantic" novel industry is largely "by women for women", and often the the cover art for such novels objectifies men to a similar extent as certain video games objectify women, but generally you don't get guys complaining that they're not catered for in that medium.
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  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @OneClassyBloke He's a shill dude, don't ever take him seriously. He's just here to maximize the clickbait. He's the UK's number one WWE Divas superfan, he loves watching women being objectified more than any of us ever could. ;) Reply -1
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @MrTomFTW Lol, well I would usually say "great minds think alike" but in this case I'm putting it down to an extremely rare anomaly :p Reply -1
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @OneClassyBloke Well, he *is* here everyday... xD Reply +2
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @MrTomFTW I know you're just playing dumb for the fun of it, but lets put it like this, if a baby screams and cries every time you play an Elvis song, you stop playing Elvis to that baby. In this situation, you are that baby, and polygon boobs are your Elvis, see what I mean? Reply +6
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    @MrTomFTW All the people like yourself who have a hissy fit every time a polygon side-boob is in sight. That's who "asked". Reply +6
  • Kryon 25/11/2015

    It's great to know that the "progressive" gaming press and like minded dimwits here in the west are actually preventing us from getting games now, good job guys, now you can return to SJW-HQ and continue your mutual masturbation.

    And for those saying its purely a financial decision, the first and second iterations of the franchise both sold far more copies in the west then they did in Japan.

    While this isn't a game I'm personally interested, this is still bad for gamers, but oh wait, it doesn't matter because gamers are dead, right?
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  • Street Fighter 5 sparks "censorship" debate

  • Kryon 11/11/2015

    @albertino

    "Just a hunch"

    Yes, it is just a hunch, a pretty naive one, but hey, you go girl!

    "Maybe you'll be lucky and they'll let you get a glimpse of Dhalsim's left butt cheek in the fight intros."

    That comment seems rather homophobic, you seem to be using an interest in the same sex as some kind of pejorative slur or insult? How very "progressive" of you.

    "Also please don't try to suggest that Cosmopolitan and the like objectifying men permeates the social conscious blah blah blah feminism 101 blah blah patriarchy blah blopity bloopity blah, etc..."

    Either objectification is wrong or it isn't. It may effect women to a larger extent, but if it is as damaging (as people of your "persuasion" generally assert it is) surely it is wrong if done to anyone, regardless of gender. Double standards are generally at odds with equality kiddywink.
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  • Kryon 11/11/2015

    @albertino Because "target demographics" are a thing, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, society in general doesn't seem to have any problem with media aimed at females (like Cosmopolitan for example) sexually objectifying men, it's only when media aimed at males does it that it seems to become an "issue" with a certain sect of PC brigade crybabies. Reply 0
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture studio co-head departs, pens frank blog post why

  • Kryon 13/10/2015

    @perydwyn yeah I totally agree mate, I only come here for DF and to laugh at the "PC Bros Woo Woo" trying to out-PC each other ;) Reply +1
  • Kryon 12/10/2015

    I think it's about time games journalists declare themselves dead. Reply +3
  • So, Mr Kojima, do we feel "ashamed" over Quiet?

  • Kryon 09/09/2015

    @SteadyBarker Wow you spend a lot of time writing sermons to protect your alt account, but if you cannot see the difference between UFC and WWE Divas then you're a complete idiot. I don't think I need to say anymore, anyone who is reading this conversation can go watch a women's UFC fight and compare it to a WWE Diva show and they can form their own opinion on it. I'm not a nutjob zealot so I'm quite happy to let people have their own opinion on this, but I'm pretty sure anyone who views the two opposing "fights" would clearly see a massive difference. Good luck to you, lil guy :) Reply -2
  • Kryon 09/09/2015

    @SteadyBarker Wow, that's some serious mental gymnastic you've had to perform right there to try and justify the the absolute hypocrisy of your overlord Tom, nice try, but everything you've just said is complete nonsense. Well done.

    Also comparing the UFC to WWE Divas is quite possibly the most stupid thing you could do. UFC women are fighters, they're there to win they *do* have agency. WWE Divas are by and large there to "look hot", it's really quite different, and as someone who seems to spout the normal feminist "logic" I find it almost inconceivable that you would try to make this argument. Quite frankly it's laughable.

    I'll just leave this here:
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  • Kryon 09/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW You think I sound bitter? Dude, I'm loving this, it's hilarious! xD

    Also you really have no leg to stand on with this little snippet:

    In a world where EVERYONE is semi-naked, it'd be mightily sexist to say the women shouldn't be.
    Because, according to you and your ilk, the males in wrestling represent a male power fantasy, whereas the women represent a male sexual fantasy. It must really be painful when your own feminist logic bites you on the bum, but seriously, I'm happy, because I know not to take you seriously from now on, you're just the same as all the guys you call misogynists, you are the proverbial pot calling the kettle black, and it's DELICIOUS! xD
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  • Kryon 09/09/2015

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  • Kryon 09/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW Here's a more recent link for you to read, I hope reading this will help you change your misogynist women hating ways.

    http://thejarbelles.com/2015/06/30/wwe-divas-the-sexist-world-of-womens-pro-wrestling/
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  • Kryon 09/09/2015

    @SteadyBarker You might have a point if this were the only article Tom shared his views on, but the fact is he's there in every single comments section regarding "objectification". Even the slightest sniff of a polygon breast and he's having a hernia and calling everyone and his dog a sexist misogynist, all the while he's sitting there salivating over real women wearing skintight spandex, lathered up in baby oil "wrestling" each other for the titillation of a majority male audience, but yeah, you're right, there's "totally" no double standard there, none whatsoever.. Just lol... Reply 0
  • Kryon 08/09/2015

    @MDL199
    Dude you have to understand that watching oiled up women in spandex who're there to titillate the majority male audience is like "totally" different to having scantily clad female video game characters who're there to titillate the majority male audience. The reason it's different is because Tom needs to believe this or else he'd fall from his high horse, and trust me it's a very long drop.
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  • Kryon 06/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW Lol, I'm sorry man, but if you honestly equate opposition to certain aspects of modern feminism with "women hating" then you're honestly not too bright. It also must mean there's an *awful* lot of women who hate themselves, including many who actually identify as feminists because as I said before, there's a lot of opposing views underneath that feminist umbrella, but whatever, don't let logic or reason stand in the way of your silly e-activism quest to be "holier-than-thou".

    My first comment I stand by 100%, the second one was clearly tongue in cheek (unless you actually think people sip chardonnay out of feminist tears mugs while saying "muahahahah")... Seriously man, get a grip, anyways, meh to this conversation, I always knew it would be pointless engaging you, and it was, so there we go...
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  • Kryon 06/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW Not at all, I asked if Hoff Sommers' take on the wage gap had been reliably debunked, you failed miserably to provide any actual evidence her stats are false. Like any rational person I work with facts not "feelz", if you can disprove the things she says with government figures then I would absolutely take that into account and reevaluate my position on the issue, but the fact is you're unable to do that and you know it. Anyway, this is going nowhere, I know there's no point in trying to reason with people on the far left or far right, you're two sides of the same coin, you both discriminate, both use pejorative language to describe anyone who doesn't agree *exactly* with your viewpoints and you both base your arguments on very faulty logic. One day when you're a little older, perhaps you'll understand the world a little better, but I kinda doubt it. Closed mindedness FTW :/ Reply -4
  • Kryon 06/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW You really shouldn't have wasted your time with those links, they're mainly just opinion pieces from disgruntled feminists who dislike what Hoff Sommers has to say, there's hardly any "debunking" there at all. and the video clip is laughable, it doesn't in any way debunk what Hoff Sommers says, rather it confirms it and then puts a snide feminist spin on it. Of course there are instances of discrimination, nobody would deny that, and where it happens it's unjust and should be dealt with by the laws that are already in place to handle wage discrimination, but in general the wage gap is due to life choices. Those that try to con others in to believing anything else are either naive to the facts or are being willfully disingenuous.

    You do know women under 35ish (basically before they have children) actually out-earn their male peers of the same age group, right? how could that be at all possible if what you are claiming is true? If women are being routinely paid "77c to every man's $1" for the same work, how are they doing this, Tom? Is it black magic?

    Gov stats - http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mro/news-release/annual-survey-of-hours-and-earnings-2011/ashe-2011-nr.html

    And if you find it hard to understand the official government numbers, you can read about it on the Daily Mail, while it's not a news source I'd ever read, it seems to match your level of intellect rather well. ;)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2957178/Women-earn-men-35-gender-pay-gap-reverses-end-earning-35-less.html
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW Erm, well, sorry but I totally agree male footballers should be paid more if its the case that they bring in more money, just like female models are paid vastly more than male models, that's just the way business works in a capitalist society, you make more for your employer, you get more of a return :/

    "TBH, it would seem most of her work has been debunked"

    Dude, really? So that's a no then, I see no actual valid debunking of her numbers regarding the wage gap, and that's because what she says seems perfectly sound :/
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW I've never seen her saying the wage gap is "good", more that it is due to personal choices rather than discrimination, I've already read that Huff article, seems pretty legit to me, has it been reliably discredited? Are her sources false or something? I mean even the "this is what a feminist looks like" Ed Miliband admitted on live TV that the wage gap was largely down to the different choices people make, I don't think that's really "news" to any but the most blinkered feminists.

    Anyway, so you don't seem to have any real evidence, no actual quotes or clips of her saying anything sexist against women...mkay.
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW From what I've seen of her she is definitely "anti" in regards to what modern feminism has become, but there are so many completely opposing views beneath the feminist umbrella that it doesn't mean she is not a feminist. For example sex positive feminists often have a massive problem with many of the concepts Sarkeesian throws about, does that mean they're not feminists? I've seen Hoff Sommers talk in depth about why she believes equality of opportunity is important, I don't think someone against equality would do that. I mean if you can actually point me to a couple of her articles where she says women should be subservient to men then I'll happily read them, but I doubt you can do that. It's just another example of you putting people in the "bigot" camp because their views differ from yours. You know it's really not helpful to your cause to do that. Reply -1
  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW Well, she identifies as such, and I have no reason to disbelieve her, she seems to be absolutely in favour of equality of opportunity, which is something I would expect from anyone interested in, you know, equality, but I'm sure as a male you have the absolute right to dictate what this woman defines herself as.

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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @gravearchitecture
    "and you're unable to counter with examples!"

    What on earth are you talking about? Seriously, you have completely gone off on a tangent, you're making arguments against things I've never even spoken about, Erm, carry on I guess, I mean I was quite happy to be involved in the conversation but you seem to have replaced me with some fictitious opponent you've created in your mind who is saying the things you want them to say so you can knock them down and feel "special and clever", knock yourself out kid, but please stop addressing the comments to me if they have nothing to do with anything I've said, cheers.
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @gravearchitecture

    Oh dear, you seem to have lost all semblance of what the discussion was. We were talking about the "norm" of using sex and violence to sell movies, you claimed that in the 70s it was a norm across "all genres" and I said it was not a norm across all genres. You seem to be having some kind of strange argument with yourself over things nobody ever said...
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @gravearchitecture
    games journalism is maturing
    Sorry, but that genuinely gave me a good laugh. Thanks for that xD
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW
    "After all feminism is concerned with how gender stereotypes and sexist attitudes affect men"

    Sure, there are a few reasonable feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers who do seem to have an interest in preventing sexism against men, unfortunately they're very few and far between, and their voices are largely drowned out by the Tumblr feminist nut jobs.
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @gravearchitecture
    Nice try but it's pretty easy to take a section of text out of context to try and prove a point, let me fix that for you:

    you literally said "feminist "critics" rose up to decry the sex and violence Hollywood used to sell movies, but 40 years later and little has changed, Hollywood still uses boobs and explosions to sell movies"
    Yes, I did say that, and it's absolutely true.

    yes, but it's not the norm across all genres.
    It never was the norm across all genres.

    that you think violence and objectification is masculine says a lot about you.
    Did you miss the part where I said "FANTASY elements that young men tend to enjoy, over sexualisation, ultra violence, fast cars, explosions, etc."

    The fact that you feel you have to cherry pic half sentences/ out of context quotes, and completely ignore certain words I use to try and construct an argument against me lets me know that you're against the ropes and have nothing of value to add, time to give up I'd say...
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  • Kryon 05/09/2015

    @MrTomFTW
    Ah it seems since I last checked in certain people have resorted to the old standard of questioning the masculinity of anyone holding a progressive view.
    Yeah, I mean it's almost as bad as implying someone who doesn't share your totalitarian view is "lonely" and no good with the ladies, right, Tom?

    And once again, I have certainly never claimed that cinema is the same as it was 40 years ago, simply that they often use the same mechanisms to sell. which they do, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. If a movie or game is aimed at a specific audience there's no reason it shouldn't include things that appeal to that audience.

    Why don't you go and start a petition against men being portrayed as the feckless idiot in pretty much every romcom ever created? Or that doesn't count because "patriarchy", right? xD
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