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  • Here's what the revamped and diverse new Xbox Avatars look like

  • LiamK 15/06/2017

    @carmagainagain I would say it is a shorter way of saying "contains material some may find offensive and/or disturbing."

    What level you think trigger warnings should apply varies from person to person. If an article might discuss, say, rape, it's fair to say that upfront so that someone who might have a negative reaction to rape won't be surprised half way through. With something like South Park however, I'd argue that it doesn't need a trigger warning as everyone knows what it is like going in.

    However, YMMV. Someone will no doubt pull out an example of someone being unbelievably precious, as if an extreme counter argument makes the whole thing pointless. Otherwise, it's just a matter of being considerate and polite.
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  • Elite Dangerous patch notes accidentally references horrific United Airlines incident

  • LiamK 12/04/2017

    @Machiavellian nope. You are 100% wrong. For starters, it wasn't private property... it was a business. If you're shopping in Sainsburys, security aren't allowed to order random people out of the shop without a reason.
    The passenger was in no way obligated to leave the flight. There are laws about preventing boarding in the event of overbooking, but nothing about removing a passenger who had already boarded and taken his seat. If you can find you can find the law that says that the Doctor had to get off the flight when ordered, please share it.
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  • Space Hulk: Deathwing review

  • LiamK 19/12/2016

    An awful lot of delegate snowflakes complaining about Trump/Farage jokes. Are you upset that your safe space has been invaded? Do you want a trigger-warning for "left-wing humour"? Reply +2
  • How Football Manager 2017 is making football fans panic about Brexit

  • LiamK 26/11/2016

    I'm not sure why a European Federation is a bad thing. A group of countries who have decides it's better to be on the same team as each other and work together sounds like a brilliant thing. But maybe it's the old Star Trek fan in me. Reply +3
  • LiamK 25/11/2016

    @smallblueslime "Yes, almost every economists prediction following Brexit has been proved utterly false."

    Which parts? The bribing of life companies like Nissan to stay here (which screws over all small to medium companies who don't have that clout)? The extra 122 billion in borrowing? The rising living costs? Toblerone looking ridiculous?

    There are two outcomes:

    1. Economy goes into the shitter. Remainers are blamed for talking the country down and not trying hard enough.
    2. Things go okay. Remainers are laughed at for being wrong. Like how computer scientists are laughed at for there not being a massive computer collapse at the millennium, ignoring the work put in to prevent that happening.

    Oh, and as you full well know, we haven't actually left yet.
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  • Smegging hell, Lego Dimensions has added a Red Dwarf area

  • LiamK 16/11/2016

    @jabberwocky the orchestral theme was the same melody. Just orchestrated different. You're talking about the Re-mastered versions of seasons 1-3 they did back in the late 90s which merged the s1-2 and s3-11 themes together. They haven't used the Re-mastered versions on TV for years. All Dave repeats are of the original versions, and the DVDs (except the limited edition Bodysnatcher collection) use the original versions too.

    (I do also love the orchestral version, BTW. This is just my music A-level kicking in and causing me to be overly pedantic. Both versions are "remixes" of "Fun, fun, fun". It's just one is orchestral and the other is a fast paced rock version with guitar solo.)
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  • LiamK 16/11/2016

    @jabberwocky the original opening was the same time (ie, still "fun, fun, fun"). It was just done in a 2001 Also Sprach Zarathustra style. The ending theme has been exactly the same since the first episode (and it has hidden lyrics! ) Reply +5
  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced 349

  • LiamK 07/09/2016

    @JensWeissflog how often do people replace their TVs? For a few years it seemed it was quite often, as the standard lept up from 28" to, what, 42"? 50"? The move to HD also helped that. But my admittedly casual checking shows that lots are happy with their TVs and don't feel any pressing need to go any bigger. The 4K message doesn't seem to be getting through to people in the way the HD one did. Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky - How to fix your ship, what to do first and how to leave the first planet

  • LiamK 09/08/2016

    @tomphillipsEG It is a spoiler. I now know that there are planets in this game, and that you might want to leave one of them. Game ruined! Reply +4
  • Watch: The bad guys who had a point, now we think about it

  • LiamK 24/07/2016

    @higganos I think the problem is that someone has made that comment each week for the past 3 years. Half the time they're joking, and half they're serious. You can't tell Reply +6
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole lets you play as a girl

  • LiamK 21/06/2016

    @Skirlasvoud You appear to have some issues when it comes to women.
    Too many games like Mass Effect, where FemShep is instantly hailed as an exemplary female hero, without having done anything or faced anything that women in our world do.
    Mass Effect is a game where Shepard saves the universe multiple times. It is set in the future. Shepard is a highly trained military officer and later a Super Secret Agent type. What should she be facing that "women in our world do"? Do you want strangers on the Citadel to sexually harrass her as she walks past?

    It makes sense that Mass Effect doesn't really acknowledge the difference between male and female Shepard, because it is set in the future and the main character is a super-professional. South Park: TFBH is set in the present day and features 8 year old kids playing dress-up. It would be silly for it NOT to address the gender difference.

    (I'm not even going to get into your desire to see Butters's apparent bloodlust towards wanting to hurt girls.)

    I'll also say that everyone going "yeah, finally, we get some jokes about girls that the PC crowd won't like!" might not be quite getting the point of most South Park comedy.
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  • Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

  • LiamK 25/05/2016

    @Fourfoldroot it would include things like cost of healthcare coverage. An important point is that in the US, healthcare is not free. If you are potentially going to be unable to work, and a lengthy hospital stay (for cancer, a stroke, or any of a hundred other things that could happen to any of us) might cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, then damn right you'd ask for millions. Reply +13
  • Paradox pulls "discriminatory" Stellaris mod that made all humans white

  • LiamK 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea no, they don't. You can't have a private club that excludes anyone without a very good reason, and they have no reason apart from "women smell".

    Women-only tennis clubs, women-only gyms and so on exist for very different reasons than male-only golf clubs exist. Unless men are terrified of being groped during their backswing all of a sudden.
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  • LiamK 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea "the Muirfield members are not automatically sexist just because they don't want women in thier club"

    Except that a lot of people would argue that not letting women into your golf club because it would mess up your "lunch arrangements" kinda is sexist.
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  • Finally, the Batman: Return to Arkham collection is official

  • LiamK 18/05/2016

    @AnsemsApprentice no, proper nerds would argue that Batman definitely IS a superhero. He has several superpowers. He is a supergenius. He is super prepared for any (literally ANY) situation. And he is super wealthy to the point where he essentially he unlimited money.

    The guy has beaten the entire JLA by himself. He's beaten the living embodiment of evil in the DCU in Darkseid. Doesn't get much more "super" than that.
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  • Expired Xbox Live Gamertags to become available again on Wednesday

  • LiamK 17/05/2016

    @Rodimus-Prime probably Skywarp. He's a git like that. Reply +2
  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • LiamK 05/05/2016

    @Zerobob If it helps, I use Lightroom and I've had no issues. There were some initial issues with RAW files but they were fixed.

    We're currently weighing up installing it at work. There are some issues with MS removing options from the Pro versions that means regular users have a bit more power than they probably should. If you're looking at it in a corporate environment, you should think carefully. Those issues don't really apply for home users though.
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  • Goofy slapstick replaces the run-and-gun action in the Ratchet & Clank movie

  • LiamK 28/04/2016

    @VotesForCows well, Toy Story came out twenty years ago, so we're already two thirds of the way there. Reply +6
  • Baldur's Gate: SoD head of studio addresses political backlash

  • LiamK 08/04/2016

    I'm always confuses by the "tokenism" argument, as if having better representation of people who aren't straight white men is somehow a Bad Thing. And yeah, I know some people justify it by saying that the character isn't well written, but it sounds like she is a typical RPG vendor... Exactly how much depth do those tend to have?

    Minor character revealed to be trans: "That's just tokenism!"

    Major character in New Star Wars film revealed to be a woman: "stop forcing PC down our throats!"

    If someone could produce the rulebook that says exactly when these characters can be used, I'd appreciate it.
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  • Telltale's Batman series is premiering this summer

  • LiamK 19/03/2016

    @DesignationDDDirtyD Tim or Damien? (Tim is the best Robin, but Damien is pretty awesome in his own right. Dick is best as Nightwing.)

    It is something that always worries me about these games... Seeming embarrasy at some parts of the mythos. Can't have Robin, he looks stupid. Can't have Batgirl, she's a girl. Everything must be ultra grimdark and grim.
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  • Valve fires Dota2 commentator, Gabe Newell calls him "an ass"

  • LiamK 27/02/2016

    @Fragtaster he's 33. I don't know at what point the line between "gentlemen older gamers" and "young people with their minecrafts and sexting" is, but making this into an age thing is just bizarre. Reply -1
  • LiamK 27/02/2016

    @-Retrogamer- if darts gets to be a sport, so does this. Reply +13
  • Fire Emblem Fates is a smash hit - despite localisation controversy

  • LiamK 24/02/2016

    @theguyfromspark the companies don't "have" to wait now. They choose to, because it's easier for them to treat the entire region as one rather than stagger the releases.

    It's not like we have to wait for the German dub of Deadpool to be made before they show it in UK cinemas, is it?
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  • Eurogamer's Games of 2015 no. 2: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  • LiamK 31/12/2015

    MGS V, not MGS 5. It's a deliberate design choice to use a Roman numeral according to Kojima. Reply 0
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches today

  • LiamK 16/12/2015

    Anyone following the bug-riddled mess of the Horizons beta test over the last few weeks will know why.
    Nothing shows that gamers don't really understand development(and why Early Access et al are potential mistakes) more than someone complaining that a beta test was "bug-riddled". A beta. A beta test. The clue is in the words.
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  • LiamK 16/12/2015

    @melonfarmer Ageist AND sexist in a single post. You must be a hit at parties. Reply +2
  • LiamK 16/12/2015

    @weebl You got over 100 hours of enjoyment out of 50, which is a pretty good deal. I'm not sure what the issue is? The game might not have an endpoint, but you might stop enjoying it. That doesn't mean it's bad. If you enjoyed it for 100 hours and then didn't enjoy hours 101-105, then stop playing. You will still have had 100 hours of fun.

    This does raise another point; I also bought the beta, but quickly decided to stop playing and wait for the full game. I think a lot of people threw a lot of hours into the beta, and got burned out. No matter how much was added, you were still playing 50-70% of the finished game.
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  • It's Back to the Future Day! Here's an iconic scene recreated in GTA5

  • LiamK 21/10/2015

    "If you look at the black guy in the 1955s soda shop, as portrayed in Back to the Future, I find it racist."
    I really don't get your point. People are racist TO the black guy (Goldie Wilson), but the whole point of that scene is to show that racism LOSES. The shop owner (who definitely is racist) makes a point of saying that there will never be a black mayor. Marty and the movie have told us that isn't true.

    The movie makes a lot of points about the past. Some of those points are basically "things weren't actually that different from how they are now", but they don't shy away from the bad stuff like the racism. It's not front and center, but it's there, and the movie explicitely condemns it.
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  • Voice actors strike has been authorised

  • LiamK 08/10/2015

    "The time will come when computer A.I will mimic any actor today. Developers can then use this new future tech to implement how thay choose in there game. That's the day these greedy so called actors need to worry about the most. The people I have the most respect for is the development team who are actually under extreme pressure everyday from the high suits,not these so called actors that may pop in once every month for afew hours. There be no need for these so called actors to go on strike then because there be replaced by new tech that will benefit devs freely. I would welcome this when it happens."
    Between the joy at making people losing their jobs and the repeated use of the phrase "so called...", I declare this to be the most Daily Mail comment on this thread.
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  • LiamK 08/10/2015

    @iceytoa1 'I just don't see how they can go "WE DESERVE THIS FUCK THE DEVS!"'

    Jesus Christ guys, that's not what they are doing. It's the Screen Actors Guild union. The one that's for actors. They aren't representing developers because they have NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. It'd be like going up to a cancer charity and asking them why aren't they doing more to fight tuberculosis.
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  • LiamK 08/10/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro Presumably you are outraged about the new junior doctor contract being proposed by Jeremy Hunt and are writing to your MP to complain about it? Reply +3
  • League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

  • LiamK 22/09/2015

    @TheRealBadabing Well, we're currently doing a sterling job of sitting back and doing nothing whilst the NHS is dismantled brick by brick. Never underestimate people's tendency towards apathy. Reply +11
  • All the Doctor Whos are in Lego Dimensions

  • LiamK 09/07/2015

    *clears throat* I think you'll find that the character's name is actually "Doctor Who's Monster".

    (Also, it'll be Hurt's Doctor who's (ha!) missing. He's "The War Doctor", so he doesn't count in the numbers because they don't want to have to move everyone from Ecclestone onwards up one number. I'm sure he'll be there though as an unlockable or paid-for bit of DLC.)

    (Also also, the 5th Doctor was the best.)
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  • Video: When video games got space really, really right

  • LiamK 07/03/2015

    @FogHeart I can't rememeber if it was Babylon 5 or another show, but apparently when in preproduction they experimented with having no sounds during the space scenes. They said it killed all the atmosphere (no pun intended). I think silence works for things like 2001 that are going for a certain tone, but Star Wars without that TIE Fighter sound? Rubbish. Reply +5
  • Actor in Donkey Kong costume suffers heart injury, sues Nintendo

  • LiamK 03/12/2014

    I'm slightly worried for the empathy of the human race that several people's first thought after reading about someone who has had such a serious heart condition that he's had to have a permanent heart defibrillator implanted is "well, he probably knew he had a bad heart, so he took a job that would risk his health and possibly his life in the vain hope that he would then be able to sue the company." What terrible, cynical lives you must lead. Reply +37
  • Frontier's drive to make Elite: Dangerous on PC future proof

  • LiamK 17/07/2014

    "But if you also hold down the alt button you get a HD screenshot of four times the resolution of what your rendering the game out at."
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  • Transformers retrospective

  • LiamK 13/04/2014

    @ProtoformX " I'm reading the current comics (Which are great & nothing to do with the films) and I'd notice that suddenly a character would get a redesign. There would be a narrative reason for it, but it would be very sudden and just when you're wondering why, Hasbro will release a figure in that appearance."

    Well, that goes all the way back to the 80s. Why did Megatron become Galvatron? To sell a toy! Why did Optimus Prime get a Powermaster upgrade? To sell a toy! The Marvel comic in particular was full of this stuff.
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  • LiamK 13/04/2014

    @BellyFullOfHell there is no way I'm accepting that 1988 Springer is a better toy than 2013 Springer. Boxy bricks who could move their shoulders and nothing else that "transformed" by lying down and tucking their legs and arms in. The line now is both for young kids getting their first figure, and old fans who can't believe they make a toy of frigging Staxus.

    If you like Transformers but don't like the films, there's plenty of other stuff. Transformers Prime has just finishd and was pretty good (although not a patch on Tranformers Animated, which preceeded it.) The two current comics are awesome.

    So yeah, current Transformers are brilliant. Unless you think that everything was awesome when you were a kid and sucks now in which case I can't help you.
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  • When will we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A game?

  • LiamK 28/02/2014

    It's heartening how many people are "I wouldn't mind a gay character, as long as it's relevent to the story, otherwise it's just tokenism". Because obviously being white and straight is some sort of default, so to be anything else you have to have a reason. Like how if they're making an action film and looking for a lead male, they should only cast Will Smith if there is a good reason for him to be black. Otherwise everyone will just spend the whole film saying "why is that man black? It makes no sense." Reply +5
  • LiamK 28/02/2014

    @manic_mouse Lots of black people use the n word, and they are (usually) not racist. Words are extremely complicated things and trying to sort out the arguments behind "gay", "pussy" and things like that is not going to be accomplished on a Eurogamer comments thread. Suffice to say that there are some homosexual people who will use "gay" to mean "bad", and others that hate it when it's used in that way. At the very least, can we agree that using a word that defines someones sexuality to also mean that something is crap is not perhaps an ideal situation?

    (And lots of Christians DO get upset at people using "Jesus Christ" as an exclamation.)
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  • Microsoft releases new Xbox One firmware update

  • LiamK 11/12/2013

    I think that Internet Explorer IS part of the kernel in Windows. And to be fair, Windows only needs one reboot as well. You install the updates, then reboot. Our Red Hat servers at work get restarted just as much as the Windows ones do. The difference with the XO seems to be that rather than installing the updates while the system is active (like Windows and Linux) it needs the machine to start from cold and not be used (so more like an iPhone, I guess).

    @kris73 Alphas aren't finished products. Alphas come BEFORE betas, not after.
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  • Fire Emblem DLC censored in the west

  • LiamK 05/05/2013

    @coderkind On the other hand, some of those playing possibly ARE 8 years old. So...

    (Really, I dunno. On the one hand it's seems a bit of a silly thing to censor. On the other hand, getting worked up about it also seems a bit silly. I DEMAND MY RIGHT TO SEE GIRLIE BOTTOM IN TACTICAL ROLE-PLAYING GAME, and so on.)
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  • And this is what Activision's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game looks like

  • LiamK 03/05/2013

    @bad09 "new art styles for the cartoons are never a patch on the old one where they all had character"

    You mean the 80s cartoon where all 4 Turtles were drawn exactly the same, with only their different coloured bandanas to tell them apart? Yes, they had much more character than the 2000s cartoon or the latest CGI show where all the Turtles have different designs. Y'know, for personality.

    But hey, if you want to play "things when I were young were awesome and things now are shit", knock yourself out.
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  • Garry's Mod: $22 million in seven years and now Garry is making a new PC game

  • LiamK 07/03/2013

    @SuperSoupy as that money pays for the infrastructure required for him (and us) to get an education which in turn allowed him to make millions of pounds, then shooting the taxman would be rather spiteful just because he is now in a position to not require those services. But yeah, screw the tax man, and schools, hospitals, the police, fire brigade, roads, charities, etc etc. Reply +6
  • Forget the Dead Island: Riptide pre-order incentives, what's happening with that awful Zombie Bait bikini torso edition?

  • LiamK 02/03/2013


    Er, are you honestly saying that there's more violence directed at men because more men die in the army than women?

    You do understand that when army members are killed, it's not because they are men (or women), don't you? Because otherwise you've managed to miss the point so spectacularly that it can actually be seen from space.
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  • Star Trek Preview: "It's like someone spliced Metroid Prime into my Uncharted"

  • LiamK 13/09/2012

    So many posts, and not a single "There's no such thing as a Vulcan Death Grip."

    And you call yourselves fans.
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  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

  • LiamK 24/08/2012

    "I pity the young-uns and their Ben Ten bullshit these days..."
    @SClaw What about the young-uns and their non stop Transformers cartoons for the past 14 years, at least half of which have been much, much better than the original 80s series?
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  • Lost Humanity 8: Days of Nothing

  • LiamK 16/08/2012

    "Her mother isn't especially girly so her preference for floral dresses and pink toys didn't come from her and she was, for the most part so far, home-schooled so it's unlikely that peer pressure lead to here preferences."
    The problem with that argument is that is assumes that pink is natually a girly colour. Less than a hundred years ago, baby boys were dressed in pink and baby girls were dressed in blue, because pink was a "stronger" colour.

    It would be almost impossible to determine if cultural pressure plays a part in stuff like this. You say this girl was "mainly" home-schooled, but did she spend any time around people her own age? Watching television? Did she ever wander into a toy shop and see that while the boys aisle was full of colour, the girls one was pretty much wall to wall pink?
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  • LiamK 16/08/2012

    I am arguing that white privilege doesn't exist because it implies all whites have it, which they don't. You are arguing that the white race, is, in general, in a privileged position compared to other races.
    They are kind of the same thing. Sure, not all white people are rich. But I bet you a bottom of the rung white person would have better luck trying to find a job than a bottom of the rung black person, if all other things are equal.

    It's like the article "Straight White Male - the lowest difficulty setting there is" states: there are rich black females. There are poor white males. But by and large, in the vast majority of cases, a straight white person will find things easier in life than a gay black female.
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