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  • Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

  • MattEvansC3 21/06/2017

    @oliverlittle Altered Beast is like the anti-mascot. It's a game that was shit upon release and got worse with age yet it somehow became one of the poster boys for SEGA's retro catalogue. Every time SEGA does something retro, Altered Beast is there like it has some important place in history.

    It's like if every time DC remastered its movies for a new format Superman IV would be one of the movies they used to promote it.
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  • Xbox One X is $500 - so how much will next-gen consoles cost?

  • MattEvansC3 18/06/2017

    @grassyknoll Not on his own. Realistically the Xbox One X is a Titan X, the next console is going to be a 1080ti, similar performance but at a much reduced cost.

    By the time the next generation comes around HBM and SSDs might come down in price enough to be in another Pro/X model but not likely in a base model.
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  • Xbox One X: specs, games, VR and everything we know about the renamed Project Scorpio

  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2017

    Seeing as Xbox One X runs on a Windows 10 core, surely the money would be on them supporting the same VR headsets they are pushing at the moment, ie HP, Acer, Asus and Lenovo.

    It's probably why they aren't supporting VR at launch, they want VR to be a peripheral, not a platform but are using Windows 10 to push the Ł300 VR market.

    Edit - Replaced Samsung for HP and Acer.
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  • Here's what the revamped and diverse new Xbox Avatars look like

  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2017

    @MrLovePump No, what we are actually seeing is the spread of a strawman argument designed by people in positions of power to protect that power.

    Trigger warnings and echo chambers are two completely different things so I'm not saying what you've said is wrong or doesn't happen, just that its not linked with Trigger Warnings.

    Tracing it back Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces (a topic for a different thread) primarily came feminist groups on college and university campus. Their issue was that in certain classes, literature being a main one, female students would be forced to be part of discussions about things that they've been affected by in real life. Things like rape, domestic abuse, child abuse, etc. Prior to those requests for trigger warnings the idea that non-military based incidents could cause PTSD was not taken very seriously and the majority of them wouldn't have access to counselling.

    In these colleges and universities the source material is chosen by the lecturer and if you don't take part you are going to get failed. The Trigger Warnings also cam with the request that the student either gets to read from a different source material on the curriculum or can be excused from the discussions on certain topics.

    That's when the backlash started appearing and it was coming from the faculty. As most teachers have a doctorate the backlash was making it into academic magazines and some more mainstream publications. These academics targeted the character of the students making them out to be entitled, work shy, thin skinned, unable to handle the real world etc. More importantly though some alluded to or out right claimed it was an attack on freedom of speech and that the lecturers were essentially victims of censorship.

    Remember, these are people getting very well paid to dictate to a group of twenty or thirty people what they can and cannot read or discuss in that room for the next few years and they were the ones bring censored by a handful of students asking if they could read a different book to everyone else.

    Of course as soon as censorship is brought up the Libertarians and various other groups get involved. It's not a fallacy to point out that the most vocal defenders of "free speech" are white, male, wealthy and hold some form of "power" be it Rupert Murdoch, Breitbart, Bill Maher or the SouthPark writers. They universally condemn those asking for Trigger Warnings as opponents of Free Speech and treat them for targets for public mocking.

    Once the caricature was set the online defenders of free speech got involved, the Channers, the Tubers and bloggers the start meming, flogging and shitposting based on those caricatures.

    It's not a new phenomenon and its not infecting, its already infected. Essentially equality and diversity boils down to the more equal distribution of power and privilege. Those with a larger share of this power and privilege are going to lose more than they gain so they try to stop it.
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  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2017

    @MrLovePump Trigger warnings were put in place for people suffering various forms of PTSD. By being made aware of the content beforehand they could make the adult decision on whether to remain in or exit topic of conversation. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2017

    @OptimusGreyHead Yeah...using triggered sarcastically isn't really that humerous Reply -3
  • The big interview: Sony's Jim Ryan

  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2017

    @kraenk12 Then why does Sony sell PSOne and PS2 titles as "Classics"?!/en-us/classics/cid=STORE-MSF77008-CLASSICS Reply +2
  • The big interview: Xbox boss Phil Spencer

  • MattEvansC3 13/06/2017

    @Some_Goats What he's saying is that if a Multiplatform title looks the same on PS4 Pro as it does on XBOX then that's the developers choice, not a limitation of the XBOX. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 13/06/2017

    @StooMonster And how many of those exclusives are playable this financial year? Reply 0
  • I Am Setsuna studio reveals new RPG Lost Sphear

  • MattEvansC3 30/05/2017

    @FoureyesZero Probably a sign they don't expect it to sell well outside of Japan.
    Edit - They are releasing it on platforms that have done well in Japan and it has a limited release for physical copies.
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  • Remedy on life after Xbox exclusivity

  • MattEvansC3 26/05/2017

    @muro it makes a lot of sense for indie developers to make exclusivity deals.

    Would Alan Wake have had the mainstream appeal if Microsoft weren't heavily promoting it as an exclusive? Would Remedy have been able to send as long as they did making it without Microsoft funding them? How much access to development tools and experience would they have had if they stayed as an indie?

    There's pros and cons to both avenues and its not like Remedy had a bad deal of they got to keep the Alan Wake IP.
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  • MattEvansC3 26/05/2017

    @GITGUDZILLA Seeing as Dom left Microsoft to join Zynga I'm calling bullshit on your statement Reply +10
  • You can now hire out a GAME arena for a stag do

  • MattEvansC3 25/05/2017

    @bad09 I would've loved this for my stag do. Instead I went to a laser zone with friends before going for drinks. Reply +1
  • Writing the next Dragon Age

  • MattEvansC3 22/05/2017

    @KinkyBoot They should definitely give Legion a watch before writing their next LGBTQI character.

    We get introduced to a character, get shown their personal development, he wears a wedding ring you dont pay attention to then a few episodes later we see his family life, his husband and their adopted son. No shits given and no comments from the other characters. Its there in plain sight and perfectly normal.
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  • Dawn of War 3 review

  • MattEvansC3 28/04/2017

    @UncleLou And it was a criticism for DoW2. There's nothing wrong with expanding your audience but the way Relic goes about doing it seems to disregard your audience.

    It's like if 2K decided that they wanted a new audience for Civilization they released Civilization Revolution as Civ5.
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  • The original X-COM was cancelled, but development continued in secret

  • MattEvansC3 27/04/2017

    @Rogueywon It's because they've focused on the trees and not the wood. They've recreated the individual elements and components but with little thought on how it gels together. It's like looking down the uncanny valley. Reply 0
  • LG OLED B6 4K TV review

  • MattEvansC3 17/04/2017

    @Shantara I'm on my third mobile with an OLED screen. Only my Lumia 1020 had suffered burn in and was on the mostly featured icons after nearly two and a half years.

    Burn in on OLED is quite over exaggerated.
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  • Why Dwarf Fortress started killing cats

  • MattEvansC3 13/04/2017

    @Ra3v3r Is it made from dead cats? Reply 0
  • PewDiePie launches weekly Twitch show, as advertisers back away from YouTube

  • MattEvansC3 10/04/2017

    So, long story short. It's everybody else's fault, not PewDiePie's? Reply +19
  • Five ways your Xbox One and 360 games will be better on Scorpio

  • MattEvansC3 06/04/2017

    @4KLobster I'd guess at it being a 7,200 - 10,000rpm drive with improved cache for compatibility reasons than changing the interface. Reply 0
  • Scorpio made simple: the next Xbox's tech explained

  • MattEvansC3 06/04/2017

    @darioliotine Never going to happen. Gabe quite understandably wants to own his ecosystem and a partnership with Microsoft would mean he'd have to give them a voice in Valve matters.


    That's also how the Steam Box was marketed as and look how well that turned out.
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  • Microsoft on why Xbox One doesn't need a No Man's Sky equivalent

  • MattEvansC3 03/04/2017

    So Microsoft needs an exclusive game that was overhyped by a developer that spouted ideas off the top of his head but was enjoyable yet undelivered on its promises...?

    FABLE!...The word you are looking for is FABLE!
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  • BioWare issues statement on Mass Effect Andromeda future

  • MattEvansC3 30/03/2017

    @Pondis That's true but transgender people don't just come out and say to complete strangers, " Hi, I used to be a man/woman". Most prefer it if you didn't know they were transgendered and try to live as the gender they identify as. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 30/03/2017

    @Pondis You nailed the issue with the second paragraph. That's not how transgender people behave but that's how they are depicted in ME:A.

    If you are going to the effort of putting in a transgender character, or a character from any other underrepresented group then put the effort into making them a character that represents that group. Otherwise its just tick box tokenism.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

  • MattEvansC3 28/03/2017

    @Whitster Yet the characters own dialogue states they weren't allowed to be their chosen gender back in the Milky Way and had to go to a different galaxy for that reason.

    That means they are openly telling people from a galaxy where transgenderism isn't accepted and would likely still hold those beliefs that they are transgender.
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  • 26 years later, Street Fighter 2 expert reveals never-before-seen combos

  • MattEvansC3 21/03/2017

    @CaptainTrips But M. Bison's heavy grab never involved a ear :-( Reply +1
  • Lamenting the loss of Dawn of War's cool kill animations

  • MattEvansC3 20/03/2017

    This one article had put DoW3 straight into the "not for me" category.

    I enjoyed DoW2 but it wasn't a patch on DoW. The changes DoW made to the RTS genre such as the lack of resource management and on the fly squad changes felt like a breadth of fresh air. The expansion with the Tau and Necron further improved on this with the world map.

    DoW2 and DoW3 on the other hand feel like they aren't improving, they are changing and its not for those who enjoyed DoW, its to cater to those who didn't.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • MattEvansC3 20/03/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper The last five minutes. Reply +9
  • Blaster Master Zero: Switch vs... NES?

  • MattEvansC3 19/03/2017

    Sophia the Third? Disney Princesses have gone hardcore. Reply +5
  • Finally, we have answers to Nintendo Switch's digital game sharing questions

  • MattEvansC3 03/03/2017

    @Bombado Not just them. My GBA emulator allows cloud saves! Reply +1
  • Microsoft announces EA Access-style Xbox Game Pass subscription

  • MattEvansC3 28/02/2017

    For me the big question is whether the Play Anywhere titles will work on the PC. Reply 0
  • Rare auctioning official Sea of Thieves-branded Xbox One S for charity Special Effect

  • MattEvansC3 27/02/2017

    @Gamblix You must be ARRRving a laugh! Reply +8
  • Overwatch game director talks diversity, inclusivity and Tracer's sexuality

  • MattEvansC3 23/02/2017

    @MrTummyGiggles What's wrong with not being "normal"? A lot.

    Not being normal gets you treated like a second class citizen most of the time. Let's take a look at it from a gaming perspective. Normal is pretty much the same terminology as mainstream and being different is niche.

    Mainstream gamers play online, therefore split screen is removed because its only for niche gamers. Mainstream gamers like loot boxes, therefore all mainstream games will replace fixed drops with loot boxes. If you differ at all from mainstream you aren't going to be catered for.

    Those niche gamers aren't wanting a developer to create a game specifically for split screen that is the same yet different to mainstream games. They want Halo, Killzone, CoD, Battlefield, etc to ship with a split screen mode so they can be catered to just like the mainstream gamer.
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  • MattEvansC3 22/02/2017

    @Fenbops Woah there, let's try and not blow peoples minds. How about we start off slowly with a Muslim male character that's not a fundementalist, jihadist steps. Reply +4
  • MattEvansC3 22/02/2017

    @MrTummyGiggles Not really. Diversity is normal and that's the point. No two people are the same yet we are constantly bombarded with "ideals" or social norms. As he pointed out, most FPS games re homogeneous in their use of muscle bound roidhead character.

    I'm a straight white male, married, two kids. I'm normal from a demographic perspective yet I've never been "normal". I've never fitted into "normal" society or been able to achieve society's ideals. It's only since I've been diagnosed with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) that I've been accepted by society as being "normal".

    You cannot have "its okay to not be different" and "normal". That simple distinction between normal and not normal automatically creates a two tier system with those who are "normal" being in the top tier.
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  • Total War: Warhammer's getting a new playable race, for free, next week

  • MattEvansC3 21/02/2017

    Hopefully this is more the chivalrous version than the cynical version GW turned them into. Reply +1
  • Nintendo's latest mobile gamble doesn't quite pay off

  • MattEvansC3 09/02/2017

    @Sicho It's a huge issue for this game because it makes the game extremely temperamental. Every other day there's a 400mb download. On my iPad it crashes to the home screen every time you run it. If you use the multitasking screen you'll see an error connection code. It's put itself in a connection error loop a few times on my wife's iPhone (it'll say there's a connection error and gives you the option of retrying or going to the home screen. Both options give you another connection error message). Reply +1
  • FIFA YouTuber who ran illegal gambling site addresses controversy

  • MattEvansC3 08/02/2017

    @cowell Depends on how you define "evil". He may not have set out to cause people harm but he went down a path of deceiving people to make money and treated any harm he caused as an irrelevance. Reply +2
  • Oculus owner Facebook ordered to pay Zenimax $500m in virtual reality lawsuit

  • MattEvansC3 03/02/2017

    @rep- On an ironic note seeing as Palmer is a Trump supporter, after being notified of the court case Carmack was asked to handover emails...he deleted 92% of them. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 02/02/2017

    @RPMcMurphy The ruling was that no code was stolen. The False Designation of Origin claim that Zenimax won related to Occulus claiming they solely invented the Rift.

    It's an important detail from the court case that Zenimax were helping Occulus develop the Rift without an actual contract. There was an NDA and a contract with Carmack that couldn't be enforced. Zenimsx didn't start contract negotiations until after they found out Palmer made the Kickstarter.

    Because Zenimax wilfully gave the tech to Occulus it wasn't theft.
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  • Punching Nazis

  • MattEvansC3 29/01/2017

    @man.the.king Don't worry, I'm not Trump. I won't pull a hissy fit for reposting something I said ;-) Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 29/01/2017

    @MrTomFTW I'm not 100% in agreement with you on that point. The Nazi party was actually more of a socialist party. When we discuss Left Wing and Right Wing policies were are generally discussing the state's involvement versus the private sector's involvement. If you look at the main goals of most socialist parties its the removal of the economic class system, more power given to workers and a state system that provides security for the working class.

    By and large the Nazi party achieved this within its own borders. Everything was coloured through a Nationalistic lens but there was a much greater emphasis on state owned and state run industry. More emphasis was given to workers who contributed to Germany's rise than those who had money.

    If George Orwell had the Horse and Donkey invading the human's pub instead of building a windmill the Animal Farm would be about the Nazi party, not Russian Communism.
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  • MattEvansC3 29/01/2017

    @rep- Depends on the Brexit you are talking about. If we are talking about the Tory version of Brexit then it isn't. If we are talking about the UKIP/ Daily Telegraph then it is.

    It's a subtle difference but its in how it was discussed. Boris Johnson focused heavily on the EU as a system that wasn't working and was too costly (I disagreed but they were reasoned arguments). UKIP's focus was on fear of immigration, fear of losing a specific form of national identity, the demonising of civil liberty protections and isolationism.

    To put it another way Boris Johnson was discussing whether the influx of foreign players was affecting the chances for British kids to get into Premiership teams. UKIP were throwing bananas at Balotelli.
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  • MattEvansC3 28/01/2017

    @hillbilly66 The biggest distinction is that they lost and history is written by the victor.

    Just look at what attrocities were committed in Africa in the name of building the British Empire. Because we were the "victor" some of the worst criminals have their busts in universities as benefactors.
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  • MattEvansC3 28/01/2017

    @Tangled A Nazi is anyone who's ideology is primarily based on social Darwinism and uses fascist style propaganda.

    Social Darwinism is an extreme variation of the principle of survival of the fittest that focuses on inter species conflict. Those who follow the ideology believe that races are trying to eradicate the other so the only way to save your race is to kill off all the others. It's why Nazis, Alt-Right and Neo Nazis have an agenda based on ethnic cleansing and/or kicking out other races.

    Fascism is the ideology that the state's existence is more important than the individual. The state does extend to a primary race as well. If you don't contribute you don't have a place. This is why the Nazis sent the elderly, disabled and LGBTQ to concentration camps. They were a drain on resources and/or weakened the states bloodline.

    It's why you'll notice that UKIP and Trump's policies focus on removing individual rights in the name of making the state competitive with other states. There's also a strong fetishism with military might. Increasing the size of the military and its presence on the world stage.
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  • MattEvansC3 28/01/2017

    @ziggy_played_guitar Just use scientific principles. Two positives make a positive, a positive and a negative make a negative and two negatives make a positive. Therefore;

    Tolerance of Tolerance = Tolerance
    Tolerance of Intolerance = Intolerance
    Intolerance of Tolerance = Intolerance
    Intolerance of Intolerance = Tolerance.
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  • MattEvansC3 28/01/2017

    @BabyBabyBabyOh Which only makes sense IF the assumption is that in game violence perpetuates real life violence.

    The articles entire premise is based on a strawman argument. That the community believes we can punch Nazis because that yield results in games. That is a Daily Mail argument we as a community have argued against for decades.
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  • MattEvansC3 28/01/2017

    @Some_Goats @Some_Goats I'd have to disagree with that. While violence shouldn't be the first response it shouldn't be seen as a last recourse either.

    People like Spencer believe they are untouchable because liberals are conditioned to believe that violence is abhorrent. That fists must be thought with words. That means they are safe when they discuss ethnic cleansing, shit post, troll and dox.

    The only recourse liberals have left themselves with is to engage them in conversation. By doing so not only do you give them a platform from which to discuss their views with a wider audience but you also legitimise their viewpoint as a political position.

    People like Spencer and Farage are clever enough to capitalise on it. Prior to the last election Farage, as leader of UKIP, was on the Question Time platform more times than the Green Party, Plaid Cymru, SNP and DUP combined, even though they won the fewest seats in the prior general election (UKIP's two seats were bi election wins from existing Tory MPs defecting). If their views aren't heard (and even when they are) they are being censored, suppressed, biased against, etc.

    When they get their platform you can't debate against them because they don't deal in facts or logic. They've recently legitimised lying by calling them alt-facts.

    But just to put it in some perspective. We are debating the morality of punching a Nazi whilst at the same time an anti-facist protestor was shot in the stomach during a protest march by that breed of Nazi. That investigation was dropped by the police within 24 hours
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  • MattEvansC3 28/01/2017

    So is Eurogamer linking in game violence with real life violence? Reply +10
  • Overwatch webcomic not released in Russia over gay character

  • MattEvansC3 20/12/2016

    @Rexter2k A spunky, slight built female with short hair and sexual confidence in a mass market product. You're right, who would've thought she was gay?

    All jokes aside LGBTQ inclusion in media is still orientated to the straight male gaze.
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