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  • Heroes of the Storm troll threatens Blizzard with violence and now faces jail time

  • MattEvansC3 23/07/2016

    @HappyGator Nothing he's done even suggests a lack of mental competency. In fact the sentence structure he uses plus using those terms in the correct context shows an average or above average mental competence.

    Let's not perpetuate myths that sexual violence and deviancy only exists within those of a lower IQ.
    Reply +14
  • Can too much choice be a bad thing?

  • MattEvansC3 23/07/2016

    @MrTomFTW It's a mixture of both. Its the Netflix dilema. You only have time for one TV show or movie and if it turns out to be crap give wasted your precious time... So you waste your precious time flicking through icons for that "perfect" choice. Reply +7
  • Rocket League, Gwent "ready" for PS4 Xbox One cross-network play

  • MattEvansC3 22/07/2016

    @Sora888 Because we are fickle.

    Sony's lead this generation is primarily down to PR. Sony's earlier success and Microsoft's complete balls up has dictated the conversation going forward. Sony buying outright console exclusivity of a 3rd party title was no big deal. Microsoft buying timed exclusivity of a 3rd party title was a huge controversy that still gets brought up in news articles.

    That level of good will isn't permanent and all the major console manufacturers have suffered from that in the past. Losing the perception of being "4 the players", even just a little can have ramifications going into the next gen.
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  • Xbox console sales down as Xbox One S and Scorpio loom

  • MattEvansC3 20/07/2016

    @BlastPhoenix The Scorpio isn't being released until late Autumn 2017 so you are going to be having a long wait. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 20/07/2016

    Surely logic dictates that if hardware production of the Xbox360 stops in April and Microsoft is giving the financials for the period starting April then a drop in revenue can be attributed to a reduction in volume of Xbox360s being sold to trade.

    Microsoft also put in an official price reduction on the XboxOne in the US this quarter.

    Considering all that attributing the slow down in revenue to two consoles, one of which won't be released for 14-18 months, being announced halfway through the last month of the quarter seems a bit of a stretch.
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  • One of the biggest Twitch streamers bites the dust as Valve's CS:GO gambling crackdown continues

  • MattEvansC3 20/07/2016

    @Aj64

    A) It wasn't a consumer revolt.
    B) Websites like Eurogamer were already reporting on corruption within gaming.
    C) Websites like Eurogamer were already starting to say when events were sponsored or they reviewed games at press events.
    D) It accomplished Jack Shit other than taking credit for changes that were happening before it started.
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  • Two weeks on, has the YouTube CS:GO Lotto controversy changed anything?

  • MattEvansC3 19/07/2016

    @dogmanstaruk reading the thread he's replying to your reply to Master09 asking what colour and gender has to do with it. Not you other post which had the valid point about the tightening of regulations. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 19/07/2016

    @dogmanstaruk it does and it doesn't. Does Alison Rapp have anything to do with this particular story? Not really. Does this particular story have anything to do with the wider issue of gender and colour with the gaming community? Yes it does.

    These two have committed a crime and preyed on younger followers to get them into gambling to make a quick buck. The response from the gaming community was quick and short with no noticable long term effects. The same can be said for a lot of YouTubers or gaming personalities that have been caught out doing dubious shit that fit the white male profile.

    Compare that to the "justice" meted out against other demographics within gaming. For some of them their "crime" was having an opinion. In Alison Rapp's case her "crime" was that she was female and linked to the Nintendo localisation team. The actual male members responsible for localisation weren't targeted. A campaign was made against her to discredit her and get her fired which eventually succeeded.

    If the gaming community put as much effort into punishing these two that they did for Alison Rapp do you honestly think that they'd still be in business. Bear in mind that during GG doxxing, bomb threats, threats of violence, stalking and DDoS attacks were used against individuals.
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  • Buried in the first Legend of Zelda is a glimpse of Dark Souls

  • MattEvansC3 17/07/2016

    @torhal I'd say ALTTP retains that with the mirror world (Dark world? Over world?).

    That you spend the early part of the game dealing with, nice cartoonish areas that never feel overly taxing then with a simple look into a mirror you are transported to a hell hole...except this hell hole is just where you've come from. Not only that, people from your reality have fallen through the cracks.

    Heck, your first foray into the world turns you into a defenceless bunny...in the same cartoonish palette from your reality. So not only has everyone else been powered up, made horrific and dangerous, just ike that reality but you've been depowered and made to look like an outsider.

    Even your restart point in that world is filled with huge hulking, bomb throwing monsters you can't even OHK with the fully upgraded MasterSword.
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  • Actually, Pokémon Go isn't really a Nintendo game

  • MattEvansC3 15/07/2016

    @Pasco_ It's perfectly right not to consider it a "Nintendo game".

    Nintendo has rights to the IP but outside of investment in the company itself there's little to suggest that this isn't just a licensed game.

    It would be like saying South Park The Stick of Truth wasn't an Obsidian game because Comedy Central handles the cartoon's distribution.

    Nintendo do seem to be getting a lot of unwarranted praise for Pokémon Go considering how little involvement they have in it.
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  • EA Origin allows three games out to play on GOG

  • MattEvansC3 15/07/2016

    @ubergine Origins is still allowed because its got Steam only DLC still on the store. Reply 0
  • Doom's Vulkan patch is a PC performance game-changer

  • MattEvansC3 13/07/2016

    @ShadowSnypa786 its the API Google uses for newer versions of Android, so yes. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 13/07/2016

    @wild_swan Microsoft does as well. Vulkan and DX12 are largely irrelevant for consoles as they are there to add a level of commonalty between a range of hardware configurations.

    As fixed hardware solutions that abstraction isn't needed.
    Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 13/07/2016

    So Doom's Vulkan patch is a PC performance game changer by offering the same performance improvements as DX12. Reply +3
  • Warner Bros. "misled" with paid-for positive Shadow of Mordor videos

  • MattEvansC3 12/07/2016

    @IronSoldier When it comes to a free copy of the game he acts like gaming's saviour in "exposing" publisher tactics.

    When he's actually telling smaller publishers he won't cover their games unless they pay him, that his promotional videos were designed to look like normal videos and hides the disclaimer he goes and hides behind every legal argument he criticises other YTers for using.

    He didn't expose the problem. He IS the problem.
    Reply +5
  • MattEvansC3 12/07/2016

    @sloth09 Long Story short.

    Indie developer breaks up with boyfriend.
    Indie developer starts dating a writer for Kotaku.
    Ex boyfriend writes big slanderous blog post proclaiming she cheated on him and slept with every games reviewer under the sun for positive reviews.
    Indie dev tries to get post taken down as its not true and slanderous.
    Some YouTubers pick up the story and spin it that ex boyfriend is being censored, he's the victim and its evidence of corruption in written media.
    Nobody fact checks
    Internet loses its shit.
    Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 12/07/2016

    @IronSoldier Yes, the same TotalBiscuit that had this to say when caught out doing a similar thing;

    "Because there doesn't need to be disclosure during the video itself. FTC regulations dictate that it must be disclaimed in written form, which can be found in the description "This video is part of a Guns of Icarus promotional campaign. Some of the content contained in this video and/or compensation for our participation has been provided by Muse Games.""

    This text he refers to was right at the bottom of the "show more" description.
    http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/HowardTsao/20140626/219785/Guns_of_Icarus_Online_PostMortem__Epilogue_How_Youtube_Steam_and_Our_Players_Got_Us_This_Far.php#comment244850
    Reply +3
  • Pokémon Go is a phenomenon that's pushing people together

  • MattEvansC3 10/07/2016

    @Bernkastel when my first daughter was born I missed my wife going into labour because I went out to get us both a sandwich. We'd been in the hospital nine hours at that point.

    Even then my wife was in active labour for well over an hour and my job was literally to press a button every two minutes to administer her painkillers and to not get in the hospital staff's way. The only reason my wife interacted with me during that hour was to scream "PRESS THE DAMN BUTTON!" two seconds after I pressed the button.

    There's nothing wankerish about keeping yourself occupied during labour.
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  • MattEvansC3 10/07/2016

    @HappyGator If they remake Stand By Me that's got to be the story for how they find the body.

    It is a good thing though that kids are being incentivised to go out exploring.
    Reply +4
  • MattEvansC3 10/07/2016

    If you are extremely lucky you might even find an ultra rare ghost type
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36757858/pokemon-go-player-finds-dead-body-in-wyoming-river-while-searching-for-a-pokestop
    Reply +3
  • Introducing a weekly deals roundup from Jelly Deals

  • MattEvansC3 09/07/2016

    @erp If you can hold out wait until the NVidia 1060 is released this month. It's a little bit better and a little more expensive but should hopefully cause a price war or at least push down the price of the NVidia 970. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 09/07/2016

    @ibenam full of Amazon links... and eBuyer...and Gamestop...and the Xbox Marketplace... and GAME... and Newegg. Reply +5
  • MattEvansC3 09/07/2016

    @MrTomFTW perhaps they didn't think you were ready for this jelly. Reply +25
  • Having no daily/flash deals made Steam Summer Sale 2016 more money than ever

  • MattEvansC3 09/07/2016

    @Nynja I was in the same boat. I've bought more on GoG, GreenManGaming and XboxLive the past two years than I've bought in the Steam sales. Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 09/07/2016

    Doing quick back of a napkin maths it looks like that even though more was made, less games were sold.

    If the average discount for last year was 66% and $160m was made then that is equivalent to $480m worth of software being sold.

    This year the average was 50% off so even though $232m was made only $464m worth of software was sold.

    That would surely mean the decrease in discount was the main driver for increased revenue, not the removal of flash sales.

    The other takeaway is that Steam Sales have created a social consciousness similar to Black Friday whereby people focus heir purchasing on those events and stores because the perception is that those are the best deals even though in reality the same deals or better can be found throughout the year at other venues.
    Reply +16
  • So long, Mrs White: Cluedo's housekeeper is no more

  • MattEvansC3 07/07/2016

    @FromTheHalfWayLine Of course, its a board game for Americans not Mexicans. Reply -3
  • Exposed YouTube star says sorry you didn't realise he owned gambling site he promoted

  • MattEvansC3 07/07/2016

    @importvita In this instance best use of his fame is to lock him up.

    This isn't the same type of non-disclosure issues that Machinima or Total Biscuit had over their sponsored videos where the worst outcome was that you may have been misled into buying a game you weren't interested in.

    These two not only didn't disclose their ownership, they;
    Put out videos to say they weren't affiliated with the site.
    Use bot accounts to simulate their winnings.
    Promote an age restricted gambling site to an audience they know contains minors.
    Put the flimsiest of age checks on the website.

    This is a flagrant abuse of trust, predatory move on minors and a dishonest campaign based on falsified information. A mere slap on wrist and a fine won't deter further attempts. A short time in jail will send a clear message.
    Reply +20
  • Watch: The alien races that look like beautiful human women by amazing coincidence

  • MattEvansC3 03/07/2016

    @andreiciomu There's also throwaway comments about the Protheans guiding the evolution of other lesser species. Reply +5
  • Why Mass Effect: Andromeda won't acknowledge your ME3 ending choice

  • MattEvansC3 20/06/2016

    @riceNpea Wormholes? FTL drives? Travelling through Space Time? Mass Effect has done a decent job of taking scientific theories and applying alien/future tech to make them seem "plausible". Reply +3
  • Mighty No. 9 review

  • MattEvansC3 20/06/2016

    @marcustenghult because it's Eurogamer not MegaMangamer? I've never played a MegaMan game before and while I like 2D platformers the talk about difficulty levels puts me off the game.

    Eurogamer has to cater to both our needs.
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  • Dead Rising 4 is Microsoft-exclusive for a year

  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2016

    @spamdangled No. Scorpio won't have exclusive games.

    Hi res art assets are huge and take up a lot of disc space so you aren't going to put them on a disc for a console that can't display them.

    You either do straight up backwards compatibility like GameCube to Wii where you graphics are capped at the less powerful console. The console itself may upscale but as seen with Nintendo's first attempts with selling retro games digitally it can come off looking smudgy.

    Or you patch in high res art assets like Dragons Dogma, Dragon Age 2, Skyrim and Shogun 2 did.

    Or you release a remaster/definitive edition.

    The message to consumers is simple the reality won't be.
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  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Based off of the Coalition's statement there will be Scorpio versions using higher res assets and optimised for 60fps.

    Of course nobody has said how that would work, whether it's one disc/download that contains both sets of art assets, a high res asset patch for the XboxOne version or two separate versions.
    Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2016

    Maybe it's going multiplatform but not multi vendor.

    Its a journalist who said its MS exclusive for a year, Capcom have said is it's a XboxOne and PC exclusive for a year. What do we know is coming out in a year's time? Scorpio.
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  • Xbox One S won't give games a performance boost, Microsoft insists

  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @r4in Basically each pixel has a greater colour range than a standard pixel and higher contrast (brighter brights and darker darks).

    Have you ever watched a pirated movie, like the Dark Knight and even if it's 1080p you can't always quite make out the night time scenes? That's because instead of displaying a range of blacks it's displaying either one shade of black or dark grey.

    Snow isn't uniform in colour but in games and movies it's a sheet of white with bits of grey to give it definition. The same with light sources in games where the colour definition is not as natural as it should be.

    HDR fixes those issues.
    Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @icyblue not really. Dynamic resolution is where they throttle/lower the resolution of the game if too much is going on so they can keep the framerate more consistent.

    The Xbox One S would just throttle Gears of War 4 less often.
    Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @electrolite
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-confirms-more-powerful-ps4-in-development-but/1100-6440644/

    ""All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4," House explained."

    "House claimed it will only require a "small but manageable" amount of work to get a game working on both the old and new PS4 consoles."

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/xbox-one-scorpio-4k-gaming-vr-support-coming-winter-2017-confirms-microsoft-e3-2016-1565230

    "Microsoft confirmed that all games and accessories will work on both the Xbox One Scorpio, the newly-announced Xbox One S and the original Xbox One console, as the company attempts to unify its hardware into one "family" brand - an initiative which includes the newly announced Play Anywhere feature where buying one version of certain games makes you an owner of the PC and Xbox One version, with cross-play across the two platforms."

    http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/13/11927732/xbox-one-s-performance-gears-4

    ""We have to look at what the engine can do with the power that Scorpio has," said Fergusson. "Because we're mastering at 4K, it's not about assets or art. It's about getting the milliseconds down in terms of getting the game to 4K at 60 or 30 [fps] depending on single-player or multiplayer.""

    My earlier post should have said "up to" 4K at 60fps which of course is a developer decision.
    Reply +8
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @HisDivineOrder It's not Microsoft's choice. AMD make the innards and if they say they aren't die shrinking the old SoC then Microsoft (and Sony) have to look at their other offerings. Reply +8
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @haruvister Other way around. All Xbox One games are stated as being playable on the Scorpio, just up to 4K and 60fps. Sony has stated not all PS4 games will support the Neo.

    Edit - clarified that it's not an automatic 4K at 60fps increase for XboxOne games.
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  • Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @Banacheck So what you are saying is that not all PS4 games will support the Neo. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2016

    @higganos No. The intention is that the Xbox One and Scorpio play the same game but the Scorpio uses UHD textures instead of HD textures.

    Microsoft's recent purchases of various development tools is also about allowing devs to treat Xbox development as a tick box at the compiler stage.
    Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2016

    @Adge Actually they don't. Sony has stated that while all Neo games will support the PS4, not all PS4 games will support the Neo Reply +2
  • Xbox E3 conference report: Microsoft is feeling bold again

  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2016

    @StrafeMcgee Actually it makes more sense for Sony to instigate upgrade cycles hence why they revealed their upgrade first.

    Sony sells 4K TVs. Microsoft doesn't.
    Sony sells 4K Blu-Rays. Microsoft doesn't.
    Sony makes 4K content. Microsoft doesn't.
    Sony sells VR equipment. Microsoft doesn't.

    Just like the PS2 and PS3 Sony uses their consoles to jump start uptake in their other entertainment businesses (nothing wrong with that of course.)
    Reply +2
  • 'Empires fell. Teabags were invented' - DICE on the brilliant Battlefield 1

  • MattEvansC3 13/06/2016

    @kaptein but why are you forcing the issue? I'm fully in favour of a better representation of diversity within gaming. I'm always here arguing against misogyny in gaming and I don't see the issue here.

    Yes there's going to be plenty of inaccuracies in the game but that's no reason to force diversity into a game.

    Diverse representation has to be natural. Throwing a female skin into a historically sexist setting is counter productive. It doesn't further the goal of having a better representation of non-caricature, non stereotyped minorities. It does provide ammunition to the "it's PC gone mad/SJWs are taking gaming over crowd".

    PICK. YOUR. BATTLES! If someone can turn around and say "it's not historically accurate" for a game based in a historical timeframe you've not only lost the argument for yourself, you've lost it for us because you've directly connected the rewriting of history to progressiveness.

    Focus on the characterisation not the skin.
    Focus on the stories that are bound by our imagination, not history.
    Focus on changing minds, not changing history.
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  • The Warcraft movie is too faithful by half

  • MattEvansC3 30/05/2016

    @aleksikahkonen I've played through all three Warcraft games including WC3's Orc campaign.

    Take away the jokes and it's just your average generic high fantasy fiction
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  • MattEvansC3 30/05/2016

    The problem game to movie adaptions always seem to run straight into is that the games audience have a tremendous ability to suspend their disbelief.

    Why does that hedgehog run very fast? Magic sneakers? Fuck it, why not.

    If Mario and King Koopa hate each other why are they playing party games together? Quick, stop talking and mash A.

    Warcraft has "lore" but most of the time it's just there to explain how a pop culture reference got there. This is the franchise that has a quest based on a Thundercats blooper.

    If it doesn't make sense in a movie it's a plot hole. If it doesn't make sense in a game it's a meme.
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  • Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

  • MattEvansC3 25/05/2016

    @unacomn According to the Spanish team that went on strike there was an offer of paid employment;
    http://techaeris.com/2016/02/10/steam-spanish-translators-strike-side-story/
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  • Fruit Ninja is being made into a live-action film

  • MattEvansC3 21/05/2016

    I'm actually cautiously excited for this. They aren't constrained by plot or characters and as long it includes fruit being cut in two it's staying true to the source material.

    It could be a literal Fruit Ninja, as in a kumquat watched his parents die at the hands of the Opal Fruits gang. To avenge their deaths he sought a sensei to train him in the art of being a ninja. The training montage would just stock footage of the game.

    ...or we could have an Attack of the Killer Tomatoes reboot seeing as tomatoes are technically fruit.
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  • When a game partners with a console you don't own, does that put you off the game?

  • MattEvansC3 18/05/2016

    @andrewsqual Not really. The timed exclusive is nothing to do with Microsoft. Its the standard early window EA Access users get on every new release.

    The only reason Microsoft gets to advertise that opportunity is because Sony won't allow EA Access on the PS4.
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  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • MattEvansC3 05/05/2016

    @Skirlasvoud How exactly are they closing the system to outside development? Outside of some compatibility issues you can run all of your x86/x64 programs and there's been no changes that limit that. Reply +4
  • Take a look at Microsoft's special edition Iron Man Xbox One

  • MattEvansC3 28/04/2016

    @bobiroka unlikely to ever happen. Ability wise Iron Man is closer to Superman than Batman. Capable of long distance flight at a high velocity with an unprecedented amount of manoeuvrability, long range ordnance, heavy hitting and durable.

    The restrictions of Arkhan Asylum worked in showcasing Batman's abilities. Ironman and Superman can't work within those type of gaming restrictions.
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