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  • You can be a female assassin in Sunset Overdrive

  • Nikanoru 20/06/2014

    @redjohnd I'm gonna go out on a limb and wildly guess that 90% of the people complaining are actually male... Reply +8
  • How Nintendo is reinventing the shooter with Splatoon

  • Nikanoru 20/06/2014

    @specialgamer
    First analogue stick controller included with a console,
    Dunno if you're referring to Sega's analogue Saturn controller there, but that one came after, so it's just the first analogue thumbstick, period.

    Nintendo revealed the N64 controller a long time before the actual console release, giving Sega a chance to bring out their own relatively close to the N64's launch.

    Then of course with the Wii, they weren't gonna let that happen again so they kept details about motion control secret for as long as they could. Sony still put a half-assed motion sensor into their old Dualshock after the Wiimote was revealed and turned out to be popular (just as they crammed in analogue sticks, and later rumble, into the PSX controller after seeing Nintendo do it), and acted like it was some sort of incredible innovation on their part. This after initially ridiculing it as a "gimmick", which was deliciously ironic. But it was too little too late.
    Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 20/06/2014

    a Nintendo that in recent years has been leaning too heavily on its established hits.
    What, you mean like... all other developers? I don't see this complaint when Ubisoft puts out Yet Another Parkour Assassin game. Or anytime anyone else puts out a painfully generic "new" shooter/brawler genre IP which is just the same as another game but reskinned.

    But nooooo those are all new IP's so that dev is being innovative! Meanwhile Captain Toad is "just another Mario game" (which I've been literally told) because they didn't create a new fucking character for it.
    Reply +32
  • Nikanoru 20/06/2014

    @specialgamer You forgot the analogue thumbstick unless I missed it. Reply +4
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Retroid
    I personally think people don't write a lot of proper female villains because they do not ever want to get into a situation where they would need to portray a male hero committing violence towards a woman (which, even if say for argument's sake the hero was only male 50% of the time, would still be a distinct possibility). Not because they don't think women can be complex villains.

    Again, no way to absolutely prove this so I may be wrong, but that's how I view it. How does the saying go again: Don't attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence?
    Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Retroid Well, this ties back to your original comment saying "There are still far more negative than positive portrayals of anyone who isn't a white male." Which I think, statistically speaking, just isn't the case anymore by far, though I don't have the numbers of course. Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Retroid True, but it shows exactly what is considered "safe" to hate, which is criminals and scary foreign terrorists. Also evil old white businessmen. :p Females, black people and homosexuals seem to be mostly kept away from badguy roles. Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Retroid That is true. This appears to me as more political rather than racial though, more like playing into people's fear of terrorism? A ways removed from the subject in the article.

    I do admit I forgot about that.
    Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Retroid Movies and other media, too. Most of the time, the bad guy is some sickly looking white dude, or some blonde douche stereotype. Try to remember the movies with black or female villains, and count them.

    And this has been the case for a long time.
    Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Retroid That can't be right.

    Can you name me some modern games where the cannon-fodder badguys aren't almost exclusively white males (mostly made to look disgusting and evil)?

    I can't really think of any off the top of my head, other than RE5 because of the HUGE amount of flak it received.
    Reply +5
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Bertie Reading back, that does sound like a great idea for the sequel... :D Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Garulon
    The fact that you thought it was "approving" anything, is a major issue.
    Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @Bertie I thought it was clear as day, especially with the achievement name and all. Maybe they should have required you to equip a twirly moustache & top hat to receive it? I honestly don't know what else they could have done aside from literally spelling it out on-screen. Reply +12
  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    @MrTomFTW Exactly. Here's where I have a major problem with Tom's view on this subject:
    The only reaction I remember having to it is thinking it was clever and inventive, drawing on a famous Western trope. I don't remember having any conscious thought that it was troubling. If I did, I obviously suppressed it.
    If all you thought about it is that it was "clever and inventive" then yes, that's an issue with your sexism. What it is, is silly and funny, in a "ha ha look at this silly old trope" funny.

    Almost anyone our age should understand this trope. And if a thing like this starts to be viewed as a problem out of context because more and more young people stop getting the reference and start to misinterpret it as time moves on, then that's a problem in itself. Imagine what that means for all comedy, if we can't even make fun of our past because this means we somehow condone or repeat it?
    Reply +15
  • Amazon unveils Fire phone, bets on 3D

  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    Four low-power sensor cameras on the phone track your vision, providing a 3D effect glued to your eyes, even when you move and tilt the phone around.
    Gotta agree with other commenters here, this just sounds like the same thing we've seen before and that nobody really cared about (I for one thought it had potential though). The fact it's been forgotten is the only reason it sounds new.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft pledges to support Rare

  • Nikanoru 19/06/2014

    Don't see the point to be honest? Nobody's left that originally worked at Rare, and now their games are even getting developed by different studios and doing fine (KI3)! This would purely be a PR move. Reply 0
  • Amazon lists Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS3, Xbox 360

  • Nikanoru 16/06/2014

    @TarickStonefire
    Considering that besides TRA, every game in the series since the first one has been a bloody human massacre, you can be forgiven for the assumption, lol.

    Man, it was a pretty great remake...
    Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 16/06/2014

    @TarickStonefire
    You remember that wrong actually. TR Anniversary had fewer people to shoot than the original. TR1 had no regular human enemies, but a number of human bosses (5 IIRC).

    TRA has no human enemies and even gets rid of those human bosses. One of these characters isn't even in the remake. Two others are in there, but Lara never defeats them directly. The other two are made into cutscenes (with a couple quicktime moments). TRA makes a big deal about Lara killing a human for the first time.
    Reply +1
  • Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

  • Nikanoru 16/06/2014

    Careful, by "dangerous" they mean the new untested code might brick your system. Play at your own risk! :P Reply +1
  • Directly to you: Nintendo wins E3 on its own terms

  • Nikanoru 13/06/2014

    The ignore list doesn't seem to be working. Why do I still see horse shit from drooling idiots such as Bagpuss and several others show up on here? Sort it out, EG. Reply -3
  • Nintendo rediscovers the GamePad in glorious style

  • Nikanoru 13/06/2014

    @EricJohn004
    Hahaha oh god, this is just one of those times when I don't even want to try and provide a real reply because of the unbelievable boneheadedness of the person I'm replying to. You really are thick. Wow.
    Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 12/06/2014

    It's not enough to drag the Wii U into the current console race, but that doesn't really matter.
    Oh bullshit. It's still ahead of the Xbox One in sales, and whether or not the latter is going to even catch up, is certainly up for debate. The popular narrative of Wii U being a flop is on extremely shaky grounds right now, and game-wise it hasn't been true for a long, long time.
    Reply +23
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is a backward step for progressive games

  • Nikanoru 12/06/2014

    @maximusfarticus
    Sigh, I've found it kinda hard to get really excited about E3 news since hearing about his death. :( Rest in peace, Richie old chap.
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo reveals online paintball shooter Splatoon

  • Nikanoru 11/06/2014

    @meanspirit Ooooh don't say that, you're gonna get swamped in PC Master Race bile. The PC is perfect and infallible in every way after all. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 11/06/2014

    @TrevHead That's the whole problem, shooter players hate originality. That's why all the generic brown crap sells so much. Reply +6
  • Star Fox Wii U and two "experimental" Miyamoto projects detailed

  • Nikanoru 10/06/2014

    @ghostgate2001
    Let's be totally honest, if they really did release a straight-up Starfox game nowadays they'd get absolutely lynched by any number of retards who will take every opportunity to bash Nintendo about "rehashing" or not trying new things, which is, btw, just about the most ridiculous willfully ignorant bullshit you can say, especially considering the games industry as a whole nowadays.
    Reply +3
  • Oddworld New 'n' Tasty coming to Xbox One later this year

  • Nikanoru 10/06/2014

    @Dizzy My exact reaction. Reply 0
  • Itagaki's Devil's Third is now a Wii U exclusive - report

  • Nikanoru 10/06/2014

    Well, I'm probably the biggest Nintendo supporter in this thread and... yeah this game doesn't look great. Technically it looks fine, just design-wise... ech. Especially compared to all the stuff Nintendo just showed.

    Who knows it may turn out great and the level editor thing sounds interesting, but still.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo's E3 digital event

  • Nikanoru 10/06/2014

    Holy shit. Just watched the Direct, come back here to see people complaining? Holy fucking shit, there's something seriously wrong with you, you sad bunch of fucking tossers. I swear to god. Reply +1
  • See how Valve predicted the future of PC gaming in 2008

  • Nikanoru 01/06/2014

    @Suarez07 It fooled me for a second, too. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 01/06/2014

    @Suarez07 Wait, did you actually just post this? Talk about a flashback. The post you're replying to was 6 years ago. :p Reply +25
  • Do higher frame-rates always mean better gameplay?

  • Nikanoru 01/06/2014

    Isn't it pretty much up to the genre or the individual game whether or not 30 or 60 is appropriate? Reply +1
  • Nintendo unveils Wii U GameCube controller adapter

  • Nikanoru 30/05/2014

    @DizzyCriminal If they did a classic controller shaped like a Cube pad, haters would lynch them for not allowing people to reuse their old Cube pads.

    I'm thinking (hoping) they do a re-release of the actual original CG compatible pad to go with this, with that logo on it. It looks pretty nice.
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  • Confirmed: Watch Dogs PS4 900p, Xbox One 792p, both 30fps

  • Nikanoru 29/05/2014

    @yodizzle Whoa, pretty quick on the trigger there, bitch. ;) Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 29/05/2014

    @yodizzle Still hanging hard on to those nuts I see. Keep on truckin', bitch. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 27/05/2014

    @yodizzle Oh dear, you are persistent aren't you? Since you seem to be so attached to my nuts, I'll just have to start calling you bitch. How's the weather down there, bitch? Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 27/05/2014

    @yodizzle Hmm I'm pretty sure you're the one talking about yourself there, you're sounding pretty desperate. ;) You've been hanging onto my nuts from the start. You seem comfortable down there! Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 26/05/2014

    @yodizzle LMAO! Ohh I get it. You're just living in your own backwards world, aren't you? You own little fantasy place where you think you're just pwning people left and right. That's adorable. Bless your little face. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 21/05/2014

    @yodizzle
    YOU calling ME hateful? YOU telling ME to get off your nuts while you were the one who first latched onto mine with your angry "butthurt" reply?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA HAHAHA whew... now that's what I call comedy. :D
    Reply 0
  • Podcast S2E12: Destiny, D&D and games that feel like work

  • Nikanoru 28/05/2014

    I would love if these were more frequent. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 3 out on Steam soon, "optimised" for PC

  • Nikanoru 28/05/2014

    @ZuluHero Well, that one didn't update anything either. And there's nothing to "let go", Elsa. ;) It is what it is. Just dumb marketing and disrespect for the source material. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 27/05/2014

    UPDATE: Out now for 10.99 with upgraded visuals.
    Oh for christ's sake, there are no upgraded visuals. Wonder why they didn't show the game footage fullscreen in that trailer, instead opting for a small window in the middle? Exactly, it's the same fucking graphics. They're meant to be seen on a DS screen.
    Reply 0
  • The familiar fear of The Evil Within

  • Nikanoru 27/05/2014

    Backtracking through rooms looking for doors I'd missed, or running away and quick-turning to pop off headshots on dim-witted monsters; these are ideas that are more than a little threadbare in 2014.
    No no no no NO don't do this, don't start criticizing the fact that a game finally allows the player to find out stuff for themselves again, instead of having all the exploration streamlined out by means of automatic waypoints and keys&doors that present themselves in a neat fucking order so the player can just press forward on the control stick and mindlessly let game progress play out all by itself, taking control only to perform combat.
    Reply +8
  • Face-Off: Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • Nikanoru 26/05/2014

    An increasing amount of comment threads seem to be broken. Is anyone at EG doing anything about it, or has anyone even noticed? Reply 0
  • The end of gimmicks?

  • Nikanoru 18/05/2014

    @minleg Hell I was just wondering how long you would keep going. It's alright though, I was kinda getting tired of it. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 18/05/2014

    @minleg Hey, it's only the truth! And it seems to have hit a snare since you're trying harder than ever. Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 18/05/2014

    @minleg
    Hah! That's the kind of comeback a 12 year old would come up with, good job mate.
    Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 18/05/2014

    @minleg
    Sounds like you need to follow your own advice. Actually no, keep going. This is hilarious.
    Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 18/05/2014

    @minleg
    Angry? LMAO! Someone's projecting. ;)
    Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 18/05/2014

    @minleg LOL look at all that tryhard. What a wanker. :D Reply -1