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  • The next Need for Speed is a reboot

  • PlugMonkey 21/05/2015

    @FuzzyDuck

    Now if only EA had access to a developer and series that were famed for high speed, tight as hell arcade racing games that were just plain old fun...
    They might have access to the series, but the developer is well and truly scattered to the four winds.
    Reply +5
  • League of Legends automated reform system targets toxic players

  • PlugMonkey 21/05/2015

    @perydwyn

    The article calls is 'toxic behaviour', the guy I was replying to also called it an 'outburst of toxicity', but me not redefining it as 'abuse' or 'online taunting' was sufficiently odd for you to need to 'call me out' on it?

    Well, I'm glad we cleared that up. :eek:
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  • PlugMonkey 21/05/2015

    @perydwyn

    I've never heard it called that before tbh, but used in the context of LoL, I assume it means being abusive - seeing as that's what is widely acknowledged as the major problem in the LoL community. No?

    I'm unlikely to get angry at being 'called out' on saying being abusive shouldn't be considered normal. Care to enlighten me on what you feel I've done wrong this time? I'd like to at least know what I'm supposed to be so enraged about.
    Reply -1
  • PlugMonkey 21/05/2015

    @Dizzy

    Aren't we talking about abusing people, rather than swearing? Two very different things. I'm not sure what your justification for the former is.
    Reply 0
  • PlugMonkey 21/05/2015

    @Faramis

    Surely the point is that "normal" people shouldn't be having outbursts of toxicity?
    Reply +6
  • Scrabble adds thousands of fresh words, including "newb"

  • PlugMonkey 21/05/2015

    This is the first time I've ever seen 'newb'. It's always either been 'newbie' or 'noob'. Reply +1
  • Video: The best b-movie games in history

  • PlugMonkey 18/05/2015

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  • A (very) brief look at the new Doom

  • PlugMonkey 18/05/2015

    Oooh, that reminds me. I haven't tried Doom 3 since I get my latest computer. It might be able to manage a solid frame rate now!

    Edit: Don't neg me, I'm serious! I've genuinely never been able to play it!
    Reply +3
  • Rich Stanton on: The Koj delusion

  • PlugMonkey 16/05/2015

    @perydwyn

    If the term was only used for specific idiots, it would be a very differently viewed term. My point, illustrated with colourful metaphor, is it's not remotely like that and that ship has now sailed so far we can't see the steam.

    I agree that 'internalised ****' is an awful way of dismissing a dissenting opinion. A much better way is to say 'I disagree with you'. What percentage of people who disagree with you actually go down the 'internalised ****' route? I'm going to guess at 'very, very few' but I see a term in constant and general use that suggests 'all'. If someone is being an asshole, call them an asshole. Don't come up with a new term that means 'asshole' and then apply it to absolutely everyone who disagrees with you. If you do, after a few months, it's going to make anyone using it look a bit of a twat.

    People can disagree with you. Normal, sensible, well-adjusted people who aren't warriors for anything. At the risk of being sensationally controversial, I don't believe you being a gay guy means you have the sole opinion on homophobia. That would rule out there being another gay guy who disagrees with you. I think a straight guy is allowed to agree with a gay guy who disagrees with you and not be a Social Justice Warrior. If either of them tell you you have internalised anything, though, they're both just assholes.
    Reply +9
  • PlugMonkey 16/05/2015

    @Pasco

    He IS a wannabe-filmmaker who writes awful dialogue and makes clunky games.
    You're right, he is! All of those things are pretty much undeniable. He might also be a genius, but he'd be a genius wannabe film-maker who writes awful dialogue and makes brilliant clunky games.
    Reply -7
  • PlugMonkey 16/05/2015

    @lone_wolf_uk

    SJW can be used. For example Ban this because its racist to black people (said by Middle class white person).

    Actually we are that bothered by it (said by actual black person)

    Oh no you have internalised the racism (said in condescending tone by middle class white person)
    First, find me one of these people. They're rarer than yetis. My main problem with the term is how it is used as a straw man. It is a fictitious character with a whole fictitious narrative as you have just described, which is then used to dismiss any and all critics regardless of whether they actually fit the profile in any way.

    Second, come up with a better term for it. Social Justice Warrior is painfully childish. It takes the straw man you've just described and caricatures it to the point that I find it even less possible to take anybody who says it remotely seriously. If that's the mental image you have of the person you're responding to, how can I possibly believe you have anything meaningful to add to any debate?

    Thirdly, perhaps try using whatever new term you come up with with a little less frequency? Maybe just when you find one of these yetis, rather than as a blanket term for everybody? People just spouting SJW! every 30 seconds underneath any and every article tends to give the impression of not much thought going on behind the post.

    The combination of these three things does make me assume that anyone typing those three letters is a bit of a twat. You can keep using it if you like, but every time you do I'm likely to think you're a bit of a twat and ignore whatever it is you say. That might seem unfair, but that's the baggage that comes along with the term at this stage.
    Reply +17
  • PlugMonkey 16/05/2015

    @FortysixterUK

    And a game can't be provocative and perverse and silly and fun all at the same time?
    Reply +4
  • Ubisoft ditches Xbox 360 and PS3 development

  • PlugMonkey 14/05/2015

    This is inevitable if you want to see the new consoles reach their full potential. The more you get them to spread their wings, the harder it gets to downsize the result to an earlier generation.

    It might be true generally to say 'there's more to games than fancy graphics', but this is Ubisoft we're talking about. They're all about polish and shine.
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  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • PlugMonkey 13/05/2015

    @TrevHead

    The funny thing about this is that Kojima is doing a reverse Anita Sarkeesian and making money by trolling the SJWs
    How would that work? What kind of moron buys an action figure just to make a statement to an imaginary bunch of rights activists?
    Reply +1
  • PlugMonkey 12/05/2015

    @Liuwil

    No, that's not games journalism, that's all journalism.

    A journalist having an editorial stance on a subject is even less out of the ordinary than a world famous game developer tweeting a picture of themselves squeezing the boobs of a doll with specially squeezable boobs, making it even less news and comment worthy.

    I have seen literally hundreds of journalists take an editorial stance on dozens of subjects, and this is the very first world famous game developer I have ever seen tweet a picture of themselves squeezing the boobs of a doll with specially squeezable boobs.

    I'm definitely finding the latter more noteworthy than the former.
    Reply +1
  • PlugMonkey 12/05/2015

    @Liuwil

    So games journalism is the only form of journalism that exhibits a clear editorial slant? Which makes it not really journalism, in your opinion?

    Is this like how when the Telegraph and the Guardian report on something, they both do it with identical, apolitical detachment?

    Do you mind me asking exactly what the hell you are on about?
    Reply +3
  • PlugMonkey 11/05/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    When you push that start button, there isn't anybody there but you. If some monumental judgment is being made of your character, it's being made by you. The only person persecuting you is you.

    How's this for a progressive idea: People can play what they want. And that's totally cool.
    How is that progressive? That's the state of affairs now! You are allowed to like things other people dislike, or even damn. Have you never heard of Mary Whitehouse? This is hardly new, or unique to games.

    They have their opinion, you have your opinion. Why are you giving their opinion more weight than your own? Nobody is making you. You're doing that. If you're sick of it, stop doing it.
    Reply +2
  • PlugMonkey 11/05/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    I'm sick and tired of the act of pressing the start button being respun into some monumental judgement on my character.
    Jesus.

    If you're that sick and tired of it, stop imagining it happening. You'll find it will go away almost immediately.
    Reply +4
  • Homophobic and transphobic game removed from Steam Greenlight

  • PlugMonkey 07/05/2015

    @ThidenMars

    Killing is okay,
    Unless they are gay.
    There is a difference between the killing of a gay person and the killing of a person because they're gay.

    It's sort of similar to how a black person being killed is tragic, but a person being killed because they're black results in your city being engulfed in riots.

    It's quite a big difference.
    Reply +2
  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @jjsuperbadger

    No, you asked him why it offends him when it's happening to someone else. The answer is "because it's a deceitful/potentially hurtful/uncool thing to do". If you don't disagree, why ask him why it offends him?

    As to why he's posting, I couldn't tell you. I suppose he's working through some specific issues with people in his life doing this, and not any of the other things you've just mentioned. It's not coming from nowhere.

    Why he thought this would be a receptive forum to work through such issues is even more baffling. I suspect he won't be making that mistake again though.
    Reply -2
  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @MrTomFTW

    So because some rich people steal and some people cheat on their partners you should be suspicious of all trans gender people in case one of them lures you into bed?
    And where do you arrive at ChristopherJack applying that to ALL trans gender people and not a very specific few individuals he knows personally? It's certainly not in the quote you've just provided to back it up with.

    I hate to say it, but you're way off the mark here. This has become a witch hunt.
    Reply +4
  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @jjsuperbadger

    Have you asked yourself WHY it disgusts you when they're doing it to someone else??
    I can't speak for ChrisJack, but as I've said before, lying to someone to get them into bed is something that strikes me as uncool. I know some people see it as 'part of the game', but I never have. It's a very personally invasive deception.

    Toying with someone's affections doesn't have to happen to me for it to be uncool, or for me to think a little bit less of someone who does it. I don't see why lying to someone to get them into bed suddenly becomes OK if you stick a transgender angle on it. That's still not cool.

    I think you've gone on a bit of a blind defensive here.
    Reply +1
  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @dogmanstaruk

    Personally, I wouldn't bat an eye lid if a bloke dressed as the female was speaking to me.
    And what if you genuinely thought it was a woman, until you got back to their place? And if that deception was a deliberate part of their thrill?

    That seems uncool to me, and I can well understand someone being justifiably unamused by it. I don't think it's really a transgender issue for me though. Using any sort of deception to get someone into bed is uncool, this is just a very extreme example.
    Reply -2
  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @ChristopherJack

    I think I see where you're coming from now, especially where the dishonesty comes in.

    This is the bit I find a bit tricky, tbh: you're weirded out by something, whilst also employing a live-and-let-live approach to it. The second bit's the important bit, though, isn't it? What else are people expecting you to do? Go on a course?
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  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @ecu

    I don't think gamergate hates women, I think it just hates feminist women. Non-feminist women it's fine with.

    Gamergate's stated goal was to fight against the "hyper-politicization" of gaming, and to reject anyone using the medium to push an agenda.

    Am I really supposed to believe that all of the sources of these 'agendas' turning out to be feminist women is entirely coincidental? No. It was, and I believe still is, a chiefly anti-feminist movement, targeting vocal feminists. It might have now broadened its remit to be more generally anti-progressive, but the initial wellspring was anti-feminist. I can't believe there isn't still a trace of that in there, somewhere.

    What do you think it's about? If you've bought the line about journalist corruption then you're the one who needs educating, I'm afraid. That got added in much, much later (and funnily enough only involved attacking journalists guilty of supporting the vocal feminists).
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  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    @ChristopherJack

    I can even like transgender people but I do not like being forced to accept them as who they think they are.
    What's your preferred alternative? That they should be forced to accept themselves as you think they are? Or is there a third option I'm missing here?
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  • PlugMonkey 06/05/2015

    Offending people as much as possible is also the given reason for creating Hatred. I've drawn a lot of heat on here for suggesting that's a pretty crappy reason for making a game and that we shouldn't support them for it.

    Logically, all the people defending that by saying they don't care what the justification to shoot things in a video game is - because it's just a game and they can differentiate between fiction and reality - should now come and defend this. Right?

    I'll start holding my breath.

    *hup*
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight season pass lets you play as Batgirl

  • PlugMonkey 05/05/2015

    @D_Mantis

    This industry is giving people what they want. If people didn't want it, they wouldn't buy it, and so the industry wouldn't make it. Some people are not you.

    How is that so complicated? What other possibility even exists? That entertainment companies are following a business strategy of charging loads of money for something nobody wants? How would that work?

    OK, now you can all neg me for stating the blindingly obvious truth of the situation. This ain't my first trip to the rodeo.
    Reply -3
  • Steam to receive its first AO-rated game in June

  • PlugMonkey 30/04/2015

    @Guy.J.

    It could be a more imaginative psycho, even drawing from psycho stereotypes.

    Does he work for you?

    I find him crushingly lame. Totally ridiculous, yet utterly humourless. Like a 14 year old's power fantasy; trying so desperately hard to be dark and serious and edgy and cool that it misses all of them by a country mile.

    I keep describing him as laughable, but that suggests he might work on some humourous or satirical level. It's not actually him that I find laughable, it's that he's someone's idea of 'cool'. I keep scrolling back up to him and thinking "someone actually went through a process...and came up with that." :/
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  • PlugMonkey 30/04/2015

    @Guy.J.

    I actually agree with you that the theme is the most interesting part. That’s largely why I’m so fascinated with all the people claiming the theme is irrelevant to their interest. There is nothing else to it. I could find a dozen more shooters like this without even trying, and the only thing that would differentiate this one in any way is the theme. I can’t see a single other reason to be interested in it, so why don’t people just say that? Some days you want to watch the world burn? OK! You think it looks cathartic? Fine! You want to test the boundaries of what makes you uncomfortable, even? Sure! All good reasons that no-one is giving. If someone else came along with a much better version of this concept, I might even be inclined to join them. Instead I get “I don’t need a justification to shoot things”. Oh. Right. Then why do you need this game again?

    I think there is a case to be made for a game like Hatred being there to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in a game, and challenge how easily we accept other flimsy excuses for murder. I also couldn't stand GTA V, and there are bits of TLOU that I found deeply uncomfortable. When murder is your only way of interacting with the game world, that poses some challenges. Hatred could be seen as addressing those challenges, rather than shying away from them. It could be an instrument to make people rethink how they approach developing more mainstream games.

    The problem for me is that, if such a valid artistic statement is there to be made, the debate we should really be having now is whether Hatred is indeed making it, or if it is just a cheap stunt to make money. Unfortunately, the devs have rather derailed that by coming right out and saying that it is just a cheap stunt to make money. Something that is further backed up by them evidently having approached the concept without an ounce of wit, charm, sophistication or intellect. I mean, take the main character. Do you think he’s that appalling cliché deliberately, or is he just an appalling cliché? I don’t think he just looks like Tommy Wiseau, I think the devs share his level of competence when it comes to characterisation. I don’t think he’s there making any kind of a statement, I think that’s just the best they can do. Desperately obvious and one dimensional. The rest of the game looks the same.
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  • PlugMonkey 30/04/2015

    @X-Alucard

    I think you're missing the point.

    "The gates of hell have opened." 6 words.

    "Aliens have invaded." 3 words.

    "..." 0 words. (That one's Geometry Wars)

    Not only are they already shorter, none of those invite the question "Why?" This is why none of them require a clumsy vo monologue to explain them. In a blind user test, you could throw someone into the first level of Doom or EDF with no knowledge of the set-up and they'd immediately work out what to do. With Hatred, you'd have to explain it. Whatever way you cut it, that's way more story.

    You keep saying you don't need a justification to shoot things, yet all I can see in this game is a ludicrously over produced justification for shooting things. Replace the innocent civilians with demons, aliens or little squares and diamonds and I suspect you wouldn't have the interest you do.

    It doesn't add up. You're reasoning makes no sense. What is there going for this game, other than a mildly interesting new justification for shooting people? The one thing you say you don't need is the only thing it has!

    And yes, they're very clever, if your definition of clever is coming up with a successful cheap stunt. I never said it wouldn't work, I said it doesn't deserve to. You support them for coming up with a cheap stunt if you want. I have no doubt you won't be the only one. I'm sure lots of people will also think they're being very daring and rebellious by playing it.

    I think you're all being had.
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  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    @Guy.J.

    A potential buyer doesn't need to show this is better than anything else they've bought. They don't need to show anything at all.

    It would be an interesting addition to the conversation if they were willing to though.

    As good, as in no worse, works better when people aren't comparing it to something they're holding up as an example of mediocre. "There's nothing wrong with this, all these other games are just as bad..."

    You find the theme interesting. That's a start. An actual complement instead of a deflected criticism.

    I might find the theme interesting, if the main character wasn't so laughably awful.
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  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    @Guy.J.

    Right. The graphics are passably pretty. That's not all we 'look' at, though, when we ‘look’ at a game. The central character is cringe-makingly awful, and the game itself from everything I've read about it - including the dev interviews talking about how it's solely designed to create as much cash generating scandal as possible - sounds shit. It looks and/or sounds (if you prefer) like a passably pretty, shit game.

    Indeed, that is only my opinion, and yes, you are entitled to your opinion. I can start giving people more credit for actually liking the game when they tell me what they actually like about it, rather than just telling me they're getting it because it's "no worse" than other games - which is what makes it sound like they're only doing it to make a point.

    OK. Fair play. The story in Far Cry 4 is crap. I can agree with that. This is is better because..?

    What I'm waiting for is someone to stop telling me this game shouldn't be banned (which is a given) and stop telling me that this game is really no worse than, say, the gung ho hoo-rah nonsense of COD or Far Cry and tell me why it's actually better. That's what 'good' means, isn't it? Better than something we're holding up as an example of mediocre?

    If it's not better, don't buy it, just like all the other not-better games you don't buy. What's so special about not-better in a more extreme direction? If you're getting it just to 'defend' gaming or it’s right to exist, or to see what the fuss is about, then you're playing right into their very, very cheap stunt. I don’t like cheap stunts.

    Maybe “right to succeed” was badly worded, but I’m not saying they’re not allowed to succeed, I’m saying it’s not their right. Nobody has a right to succeed, only to try. They are allowed to fail, just like anybody else. We can’t, shouldn’t and won’t ban it, but we can all just step back and watch it fall flat on its arse. They're not owed a living from this, and there's no real reason to make it some special case poster child to be championed over the thousand other developers with a thousand more interesting ideas.

    Edit: Man, I'm still chewing over the semantics of this. They have a right to succeed but not the right to succeed? Not quite. I have the right to be prime minister, but I can't just present myself at the house of commons and say "Hi! I've come to exercise my right to be prime minister!". I only really have the right to run for prime minister. Summink like that anyway. I'm more interested in that than Hatred now. Semantic pile-on!
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  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    @X-Alucard

    But the game makers have developed some story or "justification" for you to shoot people. They've gone out of their way to make as much of it as possible. It's an emo dude in a trenchcoat who wants the world to suffer. Is that a better justification than aliens or nazis or terrorists or the gates of hell opening?

    If brevity is what you're after, it's certainly not shorter. I can set the scene for Doom or Galaga or Wolfenstein a lot more quickly than I can for this. This setting actually leans far more heavily on story for justification than any of the other games mentioned. Did any of them need an opening voice-over monolog to establish a character's motives? Nope. They're far more lightweight. They're pure shooter gameplay, whereas this is ALL about setting.

    I can totally see the argument for why this sort of game should be allowed - it should - but I'm totally missing why it "looks great". It doesn't. It looks shit. It looks like what it is: a cynical attempt to parlay column inches into dollars. That's the only thing that offends me here. This isn't about art or free speech, and if you think it is you've been had. It's Katie Hopkins in video game form.

    They have a right to exist, not to succeed. There are a thousand other developers out there with a thousand more original and interesting ideas. Don't give these idiots your money just to prove a point to me.
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  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    @PCMaestro

    Good, can't wait to see SJWs pissed.
    Me too! Let me know when you find one.

    Give me a shout if you see a perplexed yeti or a mildly outraged loch ness monster too...
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  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    @Tuffty

    That and the tone. For e.g., the way the 'people' in GTA totter about spouting fatuous one-liners is deliberately tailored towards making them have about as much humanity as a wind up toy. Tone is very important.

    The fact that this dross might make these developers rich, just so people can think they're making a stand against something is pretty depressing. That's their plan all along, and it's not a plan that deserves to succeed.
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  • eSports betting site Unikrn is now live

  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    And remember kids, gambling is easy! And fun! Reply 0
  • PlugMonkey 29/04/2015

    (pronounced "unicorn")
    Too late. It's pronounce "unikron". If they wanted 'unicorn' they should have just written that.
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  • Xbox sales decreased 20 per cent year-over-year in Q1

  • PlugMonkey 24/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing

    My living room is not available for market research!
    Amen to that!
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  • PlugMonkey 24/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing

    That's the thing - raw video isn't very exploitable data. What do you do with it? Much better to just get the Xbox to send processed data itself instead.

    What would happen if the NSA got hold of it is anyone's guess, but it's worth remembering that, if it comes to that, you probably already have a camera and a microphone (and a GPS) on the phone in your pocket and I don't see many people giving a crap about that.

    I wouldn't have actually had one in the house, mind you, but I still don't think that videoing people was the plan.
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  • PlugMonkey 24/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing

    No, that really wasn't the plan. The plan might have been to send back telemetry data and usage statistics. Who watched what and when, that sort of thing.

    At the moment, the Xbox can tell microsoft what your household likes. With the Kinect, it could tell them what individual members of your household like. That kind of information is gold dust. 'Spying', maybe, at a stretch. 'Filming', no.

    The plan can't have been to upload terrabytes of video feed from millions of households for the simple reasons that it would have been:
    a) worthless
    and
    b) impossible

    Both strong clues in my book.
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  • PlugMonkey 24/04/2015

    From my perspective, the Xbone is struggling because it provides a near identical proposition to the PS4, but with quantifiably less grunt. That's a problem when you're aimed at a market that cares quite a lot about grunt. It's like an underpowered hot-hatch. Why ever buy the one with less power? The only thing going for it is the badge.

    Obviously the brand will continue to have its fans, but objectively I can't think of a single reason to recommend it to someone over the PS4, and neither can a load of other people.

    If you want fun, family friendly games, get a Wii U. If you want the very best graphics and overall variety of games, get a PC hooked up to your TV. If you want a good all-rounder, get a PS4.

    What do you get an Xbone for, other than you're invested in the brand?
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  • PlugMonkey 24/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing

    "For my next heinous scheme we will inset a permanently switched on camera and microphone into the living room of millions of people, constantly filming them and broadcasting the data over the internet, bwahahaha!"

    You couldn't make it up!
    And yet you did!
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  • Infinite Crisis review

  • PlugMonkey 23/04/2015

    @Cherub007

    Indeed. It's more of a summary of the current state of the MOBA playing field than a review of this specific game.
    Reply +11
  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil announced via gameplay trailer

  • PlugMonkey 22/04/2015

    When I played Overlord 2, I couldn't escape the feeling that someone had broken the minion AI. In the first one they used to scamper all over the place picking up up weapons and stuff, and then in the second I was having to laboriously sweep them back and forth for each individual item.

    It was such a tiny change, but it completely sapped all the fun out of it. Fix that, and I'm in.
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  • Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson in BBC GTA drama

  • PlugMonkey 22/04/2015

    @Folant

    No need for a hotel. I'll ask Anita if he can stay over at the clubhouse...
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  • PlugMonkey 22/04/2015

    @Johnson

    Yeah, the 'pathetic' thing was a badly misjudged attempt to specifically highlight how you can't really judge Sarkeesian for her current twitter attitude without factoring in the torrents of abuse she's also received. The idea was to push him to a point where he thinks "Why I oughdda..!", and then stop and get him to think about where Sarkeesian likely is on that scale by now. Half of what she is is what she's been made to be.

    It's not that he can't get mad, it's that I'm making him mad as a deception to illustrate the point. Definitely trying to be a bit over clever on my part, but I didn't actually think he was pathetic. At that stage, or even now really. The retraction was literally a line later.

    The deranged thing, I'm going to stand by after days of being told I'm in a cult and banging on about bloody pamphlets. Being dragged back into it after 2 days just as he distributed his own was too funny. He's a loon.
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  • Godus co-creator Jack Attridge leaves 22Cans, opens up about Molyneux

  • PlugMonkey 21/04/2015

    @Wonkers

    Yes, that is indeed the point. Titov was behind the War Z scandal that resulted in Steam having to pull it and give everyone refunds. And he's been entirely left alone. Molyneux farts and everyone kicks him. He doesn't merit such attention. That's exactly my point!

    I feel the need to defend him because it's so completely disproportionate, as you have so elegantly just pointed out. Well, that and the fact that you surely need more reason to hate someone than to defend them...
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  • PlugMonkey 21/04/2015

    @OliverH

    He's the precise opposite of a business man, he's an ars gratia artis man.
    That gets to the heart of it for me. He's either an over enthusiastic artist or a shrewd and manipulative conman pretending to be an over enthusiastic artist.

    The second seems rather far fetched. The first shouldn't garner this kind of hate, no matter how over enthusiastic.
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  • PlugMonkey 21/04/2015

    @unclemonkey

    Right. And it's the worst case of misrepresentation ever seen? As befits the hate?

    What are we looking at here? A fair bit of projection onto the depth of the emotional relationships, I'm guessing, and you don't actually get a thermonuclear explosion from holding the button down for ten hours. Would that be about the size of it?

    All of this nine months before the game becomes available, which is what I was driving at before, as opposed to a faked launch trailer or bogus Steam feature list at the point of sale.

    The most hated figure in the industry.
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