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  • Long-awaited Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking patch out now

  • MrTomFTW 04/03/2015

    I've not struggled to get into a MP game by myself since Christmas, but with a party? Forget it. So this is good news.

    And yes, still many many people playing this online.
    Reply +2
  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight announced for Xbox One

  • MrTomFTW 04/03/2015

    I'm particularly interested in Red Out - a WipEout alike:

    And Blues and Bullets:

    Reply +18
  • Now Nvidia is making an Android TV console

  • MrTomFTW 04/03/2015

    The conference was cringe-tastic. Between them ignoring the existence of the PS4 and Xbox One, to them comparing the power of this thing to a 360, to naming the PS2 as a 1990s console, to them touting Doom 3 like it's still a big thing.

    I needed the laugh.
    Reply +32
  • PS4 sales hit 20.2m

  • MrTomFTW 04/03/2015

    Wow, where is the plateau? Reply +7
  • Duke Nukem 3D dev re-reveals action RPG Bombshell

  • MrTomFTW 03/03/2015

    2014 Bombshell only had one leg on her trousers, what was THAT about? Reply +3
  • Shock! Horror! Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is out now

  • MrTomFTW 03/03/2015

    Ah you know what, FNaF is cheap and disposable, but it has a certain "something" about it, and people like it so why not? If he can produce sequels this fast, and there's demand for it then all power to him. May he make lots of money. Reply +2
  • Build your Xbox One Games with Gold library via Xbox 360

  • MrTomFTW 03/03/2015

    @Bulbatron Allow you to run the same programs on both Win 10 and Xbox One. Reply +11
  • Screamride review

  • MrTomFTW 03/03/2015

    @George-Roper Sort of, but it's mostly the buildings that take the punishment :) Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 03/03/2015

    Tried the demo. It seems like a nice tech demo for the building destruction parts and that was about it. Reply +1
  • Mortal Kombat X: Mobile announced

  • MrTomFTW 02/03/2015

    It'll be a reskin of the mobile version of Injustice and WWE Immortals.

    In other words...

    Reply +7
  • Eurogamer readership survey 2015

  • MrTomFTW 02/03/2015

    @Raiko101 Actually, speaking of Club Nintendo maybe EG should make it so you have to answer that survey every time you post.

    It'd probably make people think twice before unleashing their drivel onto the site ;)
    Reply +14
  • Dead or Alive 5 tournament soft ban on "over-sexualised" costumes sparks heated debate

  • MrTomFTW 02/03/2015

    DoA, on the other hand, has long used the skimpy costumes as one of its core defining features. If you're not comfortable with that, you're probably best just leaving the franchise alone.
    I think you've just identified one of the reasons why DOA isn't as popular as the other main fighting game franchises these days :)
    Reply -7
  • MrTomFTW 02/03/2015

    @Rogueywon Well, not quite. It's more like if you were a organisation of people who helped others host Star Trek conventions, but then made non-enforced guidelines that over-sexualised costumes like Orion Slave Girls in bikinis should not be allowed.

    Which I think has actually happened in the past. Certainly Comic-Con has kicked people out for wearing too-skimpy clothing.
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  • Valve's virtual reality headset is called Vive, made by HTC

  • MrTomFTW 02/03/2015

    The headset itself will be free, but you will be able to buy a load of hats to put on top of it. Reply +15
  • Cara Ellison on: The Sims 4

  • MrTomFTW 28/02/2015

    I'm sure Sim Britney will eventually get over the heart-break, time is a great healer. She does not know why Sim JT would break her heart like that, even if we do. A bit like how messy break-ups in real life are really. We don't know if there's a "player" pulling our strings either. Reply -6
  • Fable Legends is free-to-play

  • MrTomFTW 26/02/2015

    Eh, they appear to be going the MOBA route in terms of micro-transactions. That works for me. It's probably the "right" way of doing f2p. Reply +23
  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • MrTomFTW 26/02/2015

    @Psiloc Just to complicate things further, I think "blind loyalty" is a bit unfair as if you're buying for a brand that isn't going in blind - you've got a certain expectation of quality and service based on past experience.

    For example, since Sony is a hardware company I do expect them to have that edge in terms of hardware power. The Cell was a misstep I think we'd all agree at this point but that's still a positive for their brand.

    Conversely, I'm expecting MS to have better after-sales software support because that's their brand.

    But yeah, if you're talking consoles you should really be talking games above all else. Better power, a preferred brand... Nice, but secondary.
    Reply -11
  • MrTomFTW 26/02/2015

    @MrTomFTW It's a poll about consoles. Do you prefer people choosing one instead of another because of the "brand"?
    Kind of, I guess. Buying into a "brand" does at least bring with it certain expectations.

    For example, buying into the Xbox brand (since that was reason #1 for that console) means you're buying expecting a certain standard of online functionality, expecting certain game franchises, certain genres, a certain style of marketplace, a certain standard of after market support and so on and so on. It's a wider-encompassing concept than just "resolution".

    It's like next time I buy a TV I'll likely look towards Samsung TVs as I'm happy with previous models of their TVs. Their brand has been proven in my eyes, tech specs aside.
    Reply -7
  • MrTomFTW 26/02/2015

    I still think if you're buying a console for "high resolutions" you're doing it wrong.

    I mean, don't get me wrong, that extra 100p or whatever it is on certain games is nice and all. But if you're actually serious about the shiny shiny graphics then go get yourself a PC. Otherwise it's pointless peenor waving.
    Reply +47
  • Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is a standalone expansion

  • MrTomFTW 25/02/2015

    Free? Sploosh. Reply +14
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round review

  • MrTomFTW 25/02/2015

    I've never really got in to DOA like I have with other fighting games. It feels too "mashy" to me, and I really don't like the counter system.

    Still though, at "free" I might have to give it yet another try.
    Reply -8
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • MrTomFTW 23/02/2015

    Come on Bungie, send the kid some merch. Nothing excessive, but something nice. It's a small gesture, but I'm sure an 11 year-old kid like that would be so excited to receive it. Bit of good PR for Bungie, and it softens the blow for the boy. At that age it's good to remind them people aren't all bad. Reply +80
  • Don't buy Darkest Dungeon from the Windows Game Store, dev warns

  • MrTomFTW 23/02/2015

    Have you seen the Windows Game Store? It's a poorly curated wasteland - if it is curated or moderated at all. Buying from there is like playing Russian Roulette with your computer. Reply +29
  • Rob Fearon on: Three screens and the truth

  • MrTomFTW 21/02/2015

    @JoelStinty Thread started!
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  • MrTomFTW 21/02/2015

    @Sammoore Agreed, and I will :D Reply 0
  • MrTomFTW 21/02/2015

    So as an example of what you can do, and how fast, in the 3 hours since I last posted I've been working on a game prototype. Features random tunnel generation (well, it chooses if the next piece is "straight", "up" or "down".)

    Bear in mind I still think I'm at "novice" level here!
    Reply +13
  • MrTomFTW 21/02/2015

    Now this is an article I can relate to!

    Rob, I just want to say the Death Ray Manta was one of the reasons I picked up, and started experimenting with GamerMaker Studio late last year. I've not actually finished anything yet, but... Baby steps are being made:

    (That gif was demonstrating a bug, probably not the best ad for the game :D)

    Oh and I'm not a kid, I'm in my 30s :)
    Reply +10
  • Xbox One March system update adds screenshots, suggested friends

  • MrTomFTW 19/02/2015

    Full preview update notes for the lazy:

    Screenshots – While playing a game, you can now take screenshots on your Xbox One console by simply double-tapping the Xbox button on your controller to capture a screenshot and pressing Y to save the screenshot. If your Xbox One is equipped with a Kinect, you can also say “Xbox Take a Screenshot” to take and save a screenshot.

    Upload App – The Upload app is being updated so that you can manage your screenshots in addition to your game clips. You can use a screenshot as your background, by viewing the screenshot in full-screen mode from the Upload app, then, press the Menu button and select Set as background.

    Suggested friends – With the suggested friends feature, the Friends area in home and your friends list will help you find and add friends. Suggested friends will include people you might know, so you add more friends to game with, and top community broadcasters and clip creators, so you can get more great content in your activity feed.

    Sharing your name – We’re rolling out two new ways to share your real name; with all of your friends or to everyone in the Xbox Live community. You can also continue to share your real name with select friends, or with no one, if that’s what you prefer. Gamertags are still the primary method of identifying yourself on Xbox Live, but sharing your real name helps people recognize you who might not know you by your gamertag.

    Tile transparency – We continue to listen to your feedback and are adding a setting to enable you to vary the level of transparency for your background images. Go to Settings -> My Xbox -> Tile transparency.

    Privacy & online safety settings – We added a new setting for sharing voice search data to create an option for users to allow collection and analysis of voice data when they use Xbox – Bing to search.

    Report spam – The Messages app has an added option to allow you to notify Xbox when you receive spam. You can now select a specific message, press the A button and then select Report -> Spam to report a specific message as spam.

    OneGuide for Australia – Support for OneGuide will continue in preview in Australia for free-to-air TV listings.

    Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Australia – Xbox One owners in Australia with an Xbox Digital TV Tuner can now use it with the preview builds of this month’s release.

    edit: Downvotes for factual information. Amazing scenes.
    Reply +29
  • MrTomFTW 19/02/2015

    @markandrewroberts1 You say "Xbox take a screenshot".

    Also, because I had questions about this earlier, for a lot of games when you double-tap the guide button it will often pause the game. I thought this would lead to lots of screenshots of menus/inventories/maps etc.

    But apparently it grabs the screenshot before it pauses, and then saves it when you choose to press Y.
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  • UK's first eSports arena opens in London next month

  • MrTomFTW 18/02/2015

    glhf Reply +1
  • How a nasty tumble in China led to the birth of a new developer

  • MrTomFTW 18/02/2015

    Christian, I love your stories. Or rather I love how you write about other people's stories :) Reply +11
  • Sony's big new three-year strategy bets on PS4

  • MrTomFTW 18/02/2015

    Kaz thinks it's Vader Time!

    Reply -6
  • World of Tanks to roll out on Xbox One

  • MrTomFTW 18/02/2015

    @munki83 Tiger? Tomy got there first!

    Reply +10
  • Evolve review

  • MrTomFTW 16/02/2015

    You know I've noticed a certain anti-intellectualism going around this country ever since around 1980, coincidentally enough. I was in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend and after the show I went to a waffle house and I'm sitting there and I'm eating and reading a book. I don't know anybody, I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book. This waitress comes over to me (mocks chewing gum) 'what you readin' for?', I've never been asked that; not 'What am I reading', 'What am I reading for?' Well, goddamnit, you stumped me...I guess I read for a lot of reasons — the main one is so I don't end up being a f**kin' waffle waitress. Yeah, that would be pretty high on the list.

    Then this trucker in the booth next to me gets up, stands over me and says [mocks Southern drawl] 'Well, looks like we got ourselves a readah'...aahh, what the f**k's goin' on? It's like I walked into a Klan rally in a Boy George costume or something. Am I stepping out of some intellectual closet here? I read, there I said it. I feel better.
    Reply +6
  • Ready at Dawn responds to concern over The Order: 1886 campaign length

  • MrTomFTW 16/02/2015

    A short single-player campaign with no multiplayer.

    I mean, I'm all for that kind of experience, but not at full price. It'll be dirt cheap super soon I'm sure.
    Reply +5
  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • MrTomFTW 15/02/2015

    @L_A_G - Actually transwomen are women. There's no "technicality" about it. To deny them of their gender is transphobic in of itself.

    Anyway, I'm going to leave it here I think. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to prove how much of cesspit GamerGate is, and you were especially helpful in providing examples of the normal GamerGate reaction when faced with fact such as these. They are:

    > Deny any wrong doing
    > Divert attention by attempting a "both sides are as bad" argument.
    > Attempt to use any possible transgressions (real or imagined) to justify abuse of a person.
    > Try to argue technicalities.
    > Make poor, inappropriate comparisons between GamerGate and race issues
    > Basically do anything other than take responsibility for shitty behaviour within GamerGate

    If only you had incorrectly appropriated feminist language, and become abusive we could have had a full GamerGate bingo card :)
    Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 15/02/2015

    @L_A_G Anonymous messages that just happen to be on KiA? And upvoted?

    GamerGate is a hate movement.
    GamerGate supports transphobia
    GamerGate supports harassment

    It started that way, it still is that way. I've given link after link, example after example and you're still denying it.

    Here, let me provide some more examples. - Upvoting a transphobic submission - "Transgender women are not women" -"Why can't we call transwomen men?" (bonus homophobia)

    Bonus - Ralph Retort calls Brianna a dude, gets fawned over by Gaters

    Deny it again, go on.
    Reply -1
  • MrTomFTW 15/02/2015

    @L_A_G Your position is flawed. I did not say Milo makes GamerGate transphobic. I said Milo is transphobic and so is a good vocal portion of GamerGate. The latter isn't Milo's fault, he hasn't made them that way (although he is enforcing and validating that view point for them). He's just seen a bandwagon to jump on and he's milking it. He's using his prejudices to take advantage of their pre-existing prejudices.

    Milo wrote that article because he is transphobic, KiA were celebrating it because a lot of their number are also transphobic. Provably so in fact.

    Keep waving your hands though. Wave it all away.
    Reply -1
  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    @L_A_G This isn't guilt by association. I have provided examples of many GamerGate members revelling in transphobia. This is guilt by direct action and behaviour :)

    I can provide more example of direct GamerGate transphobia if it'd help? For example how GamerGate treated ex-GG member Devi Ever after she expressed concern over Milo's transphobia.

    By the way, the purpose of the article is not important. Transphobia is transphobia.

    I understand your desire to wave away the article though and try the old "both sides are as bad" argument though. It's the age old "LOOK OVER THERE! Pay no attention to the stuff over here!" tactic.
    Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    I don't see that article being very transphobic unless you consider mentioning that someone is transgender
    Well, yes I do because she's not out as being trans. He's outing her. That's transphobic. Then there's this sentence:

    We are using “she” and “her” as a polite courtesy in this report.
    No, you call Brianna that not out of courtesy, but because she is a woman! He's using the facade of "polite courtesy", weasel words to point out again he doesn't believe she is a real woman. Transphobic.

    Later on in the article he goes on to out what he believes is Wu's former identity going on the highly scientific "they kinda sound alike" theory. He's trying to tie someone to a gender they don't identify with. He's saying "you can never escape that". Extremely unethical journalism and transphobic.

    He's gone through what he claims is her post history on a forum which detail the issues in transitioning. Very personal details, again unethical journalism and transphobic.

    His claim she used to not tell sexual partners about her trans status plays on the transphobic "trap" stereotype. People have been murdered over this in the past - Unethical, transphobic!

    Yet Wu was not until relatively recently a woman at all
    That's not how transgender works. An ignorant transphobic statement.

    "Wu expected to “pass”–transgender terminology for successfully passing oneself off as one’s chosen gender"
    No, Milo. She did not choose her gender any more than you or I did. "Expected to pass", more weasel words, more transphobia.

    AND the real kicker of this article? All of that presumes he has got the right person, his entire article rests on Brianna being the same Brianna from those forums. How many Briannas are there in this world? In the US? What other proof does he have that he's got the right person other than a shared first name? I don't see any.

    It's an unethical hit-piece designed to whip up trans-hatred and GamerGate, the hate movement that they are, are revelling in it.
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  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    Seriously thou, criticizing Brianna Wu is not automatically transphobia
    I agree, it's the transphobic statements he makes in the article that make it transphobic :)
    Reply 0
  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    In short: You just confirmed that your argument has now shrunken down to a pure No True Scotsman fallacy...
    Hahaha, you're funny. I love irony and you've been pushing "no true GamerGater" this whole time. Then you bust this out, amazing :D
    Reply +2
  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    So basically the whole argument the two of you are pushing relies on your opinion that deleting posts, banning people and telling the person running a specific sub-board to clean it up or else isn't enough to prove that GG in general doesn't approve of doxxing?
    That's right. The fact Baphomet exists shows that only lip-service is being given to the issue by HotWheels. He's making empty gestures and wiping content only when it looks like they're about to get a good ol' pounding from the FBI.

    Anyway, let's move on shall we. What about Milo's article on Breitbart yesterday which was hella transphobic, outing someone as trans then stating '(We are using “she” and “her” as a polite courtesy in this report.)'?

    And you can't even say GamerGate doesn't approve in this case, because the thread about it on KiA has been sticked with plenty of gloating, plenty of calling her "he" and "tranny" and then a hilariously ironic post by Milo himself at the top saying "Wu is spreading herself across the media defining GamerGate as a harassment movement" despite the transphobic, harassing article he himself has just written. Currently sits on 715 points, and has been guilded.

    GamerGate is a hate movement.
    GamerGate was born as a hate movement.
    GamerGate is dying as a hate movement.
    And there's no possible way you can deny it.
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  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    @SeesThroughAll Well, no you see the thing is he didn't just delete the posts. He wiped the board, which takes all the submitter IP information with it. Then he removed the board from the site directory (although it's still available through the direct URL).

    And Retroid is right, all of this is kind of moot since Baphomet exists and was created with the express purpose of doxxing and swatting people by a GamerGater. If he is deleting content because it's against the rules why does the board exist? Why has it been there for months? Why has it not already been deleted?
    Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 14/02/2015

    @L_A_G Oh yeah HotWheels will absolutely take it down any day now. I mean it's only been up a couple of months, how fast do you expect him to go? He's bound to delete it completely any day now.

    Aaaaaany day now.

    Aaaaaaaaaany day.


    Any day now.

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  • MrTomFTW 13/02/2015

    @L_A_G Nope, it's definitely 8chan. Look, I've just been to Baphomet, top post? A dox dump, of a child no less:

    Run by a GamerGater, for GamerGaters. There's your proof. I'll accept your apology now. Thank you.

    edit: although it helps if I don't bugger up the link.
    edit 2: Little information for those not in the know. Baphomet posted dox of 40 NYPD officers and a Federal Judge this week. HotWheels wiped the board to remove the evidence and has removed it from the main site directory. It's still easily accessible from the URL though.
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  • MrTomFTW 13/02/2015

    @OmegaNemesis28 Thanks for proving my point. Keep waving those arms. Reply 0
  • Inside the UK's first gaming school

  • MrTomFTW 15/02/2015

    @UkHardcore23 "will HAVE", not "will OF". :) Reply +8
  • MrTomFTW 15/02/2015

    Bertie, you were in Liverpool and never came to say hello? FOR SHAME! Reply +5
  • Dying Light tops US retail sales for January

  • MrTomFTW 13/02/2015

    @chuck_bone One day I'm going to hire someone to come to your house and read your posts to you. Reply +4