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  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing They've gone into the issue of adverts before, but basically it's a trust thing. Adverts are served by third parties with assurances that they will / won't have certain content (no porn etc) AFAIK.

    The advert you mention is a very fine line - maybe the equivalent would be having mouse-over jiggle or something like that?

    *Waits for plenty of people to demand just that*
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  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    @TaniumZX Fair enough, and I like that artwork. I think I've got it on a poster somewhere, actually.

    The game wasn't very good, though, and it was a good example of trying to get attention for a game that otherwise wouldn't warrant it.
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    Seems to me that the only ones 'losing their minds with offence' is the people who can't stand to see anything criticised. Reply -3
  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing BREAKING NEWS: EG don't make those adverts, and sometimes if they're crappy they get dumped. Reply -1
  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    I'm not offended by this, nor do I want it banned.

    I do, however, think it's tacky & pitiable.
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  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    @TaniumZX That Game Over advert got covered up very quickly, so not sure what you think your point is there. Reply -1
  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    @technicianTed Yeah, because criticising something for being a bit sad = BAN THIS SICK FILTH. Reply -4
  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    @landlock Ah, hadn't realised that. Well, I knew it wouldn't be Konami who would be making them themselves - they're not a toy company, after all - but I'd forgotten that SE do it. Reply +3
  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    ANYWAY - I think Konami are too busy ploughing their big game development business into the ground so it can concentrate on quicker, cheaper bucks from mobile etc.

    Because their management are bloody idiots.
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  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    I don't think anyone's been offended by this. I haven't. I just find it a bit pitiable, like I said.

    Criticism /= OFFENDED & BAN THIS SICK FILTH.
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  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    Raiden's new outfit revealed:

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  • Retroid 11/05/2015

    This is just a little bit sad & pitiable.

    Countdown to 'wipe clean' DoA toys....
    Reply +12
  • The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

  • Retroid 28/04/2015

    Aaaaaaaaaand that'll be me waiting for a sale. No way am I paying the full total along price for this.

    WELL DONE, WARNER.
    Reply +2
  • Could the Apple Watch become one of gaming's Galapagos Islands?

  • Retroid 22/04/2015

    "Could the Apple Watch become one of gaming's Galapagos Islands?"

    Another one for my 'If a headline is posed as a question, the answer is almost certainly "No"' rule.
    Reply +50
  • The best PC games

  • Retroid 20/04/2015

    Several NOPES on that list (never been a Diablo fan) and several glaring omissions.

    A bit like virtually all "best of" lists ever!
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  • Cloud gaming company OnLive shuts down this month

  • Retroid 03/04/2015

    I tried using my free month with not only the OnLive box & controller given away at the EG Expo, but also on my PC & my Xperia Play.

    At its best it was a bit poor. Noticeably laggy on anything which required precise timing. At its worst it was verging on playing Weird Dreams on Saturday morning TV using phone tones.
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  • Microsoft mulled idea of giving away original Xbox free

  • Retroid 01/04/2015

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  • Nintendo issues takedown notice for Super Mario 64 HD project

  • Retroid 31/03/2015

    @mdeneuve Only if they didn't do a thing. If they put a stop to it and made it clear no further work could take place - as I said - they could've both protected their IP & gained from goodwill / promotion.

    Complete reproduction / benefiting from the IP is clearly out of the question, as I said.
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  • Retroid 31/03/2015

    Are Nintendo completely within their rights here?

    Absolutely. It's their property.

    Would it have harmed them to allow this to exist as a one level demo?

    No, it wouldn't.

    edit: as arcam said.
    Reply -6
  • Retroid 31/03/2015

    If this was the entire game redone, Nintendo would have my backing. Seeing as it's an HD tribute, they're jumping the gun somewhat. Reply -8
  • Retroid 31/03/2015

    Damn that free promotion & fan appreciation! Reply -7
  • Axiom Verge review

  • Retroid 31/03/2015

    @RPTGB Sacred Armour, but yes ;) Reply 0
  • Valve-approved Half-Life 2: Update headed to Steam

  • Retroid 26/03/2015

    This would be..... my sixth playthrough? Seventh?

    PC on first release. Xbox version. Then Xbox version on 360 (had to test that BC, right?). Then PC again after an upgrade. Then 360 Orange Box. Then PC again.
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  • Jeff Minter "beyond disgusted" with Atari over TxK block

  • Retroid 18/03/2015

    'Atari' - because you're sure as hell not actually Atari - you disgust me with this. You can't copyright a bloody genre.

    What next? Power-ups? Bullet-hell shooters? Health bars?

    Reply +5
  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • Retroid 14/02/2015

    @Diesoften Who? What link? Reply 0
  • Retroid 14/02/2015

    @L_A_G Pointing out what people have said & done is not a "smear campaign". My policy has always been that if someone says or does something shitty then I'll bloody call them on it / point it out. Doesn't matter who they are.

    As for 'censorship': http://xkcd.com/1357/

    ^That covers forums not wanting harassment or doxxing on their sites. That had the knock-on effect of making some elements of GG even more extreme (ie infinichan) and attracting total arseholes like Milo Y to it. It also fueled the tinfoil brigade - someone was *seriously* telling me yesterday that the Anti Defamation League are indoctrinating people to believe that all gamers are misogynists so they can be 'taken care of'. Oh, and that Zoe Quinn controls the games media. (No, I'm not joking)
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  • Retroid 14/02/2015

    @L_A_G That'll be a movement started with shitty behaviour ('5 guys', the crap Anita Sarkeesian' got for daring to actually talk about games while not demanding censorship) joined by a number of shitty people & which constantly has shitty things done in its name?

    There *ARE* decent people under the tag, I know this because I've talked to them (usually while being bombarded by shitty people calling me everything under the sun while claiming conspiracy theories ARE TRUE and HERE'S THE 3h YouTube link to PROVE IT). And do you know what I say to them?

    Move out. Do your own thing under your own 'flag', name, whatever you want to call it. While people cling to the GG tag they have to accept the shit done in its name, not just the things they themselves like.
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  • Retroid 14/02/2015

    @L_A_G Tiny problem that a doxxing board exists there in the first place. Reply +1
  • Retroid 13/02/2015

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  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Uncompetative Jeebus. Reply 0
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @dirtysteve I wouldn't mock those who do, and my reading - that's my reading of the article, I can only speak for myself - was that she was attacking the games companies for presuming that was their demographic.

    Over the years I've cringed many a time at terrible marketing campaigns aimed at fuck-knows-who.

    Example: BMX XXX. If that wasn't a terrible reading of 'gamers' as a demographic I don't know what was.
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  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @kangarootoo Agreed. I saw the point of the articles, or at least the point they were trying to make, but the timing was terrible & they could've done with a cool-down period.

    But then, given what was going on I can also see why that probably wouldn't have helped.
    Reply 0
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @dirtysteve If you associate with that image - that the article goes to lengths to point out is the image the industry has chased, to its detriment - then fine.

    It's the shitty stereotype we've been trying to escape. Which is the point.
    Reply -2
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @arcam That'll be again again, then. Perhaps I wasn't wearing the right glasses?

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  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Kromovaracian I think Total Biscuit is a dick - and thought so LONG before he associated with GG. I don't follow him (see above) but heard about it from others before anything from him. I'm talking about the wider GG here.

    I know about TFYC, I just wasn't sure what aspect you were referring to. So what if they got called on something? The idea that Quinn had so much power over the gaming media that she got them to ignore any story there is comical.
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  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @perydwyn I'm just pointing out that if a game plainly stinks it's incredibly obvious if one particular;ar site would declare it BRILLIANT, especially these days when we've got forums, social media & YouTube. Reply +1
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Kromovaracian Those 'Gamers are Over' articles were saying the STEREOTYPE of basement-dwelling 'gamers' was over with, unnecessary.

    BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE PLAY GAMES NOW. BECAUSE WE WON.
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  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @perydwyn People have a 'right' to speak, but not to make anyone else listen to them. Reply +4
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Kromovaracian I'm on mailing lists. So what if people know each other and talk about stuff?

    TFYC: they did not get DDoS'd.

    Shadow of Mordor: dodgy. Also saw sod-all about it from GG people.

    And are you saying anyone's had out-of-the-ordinary reviews from friends? Because those would stick out like sore thumbs on score aggregation sites and would be easy to spot.
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @perydwyn I've been on the receiving end of a GG dogpiling more than once where it's taken up entire days with dealing with them so I understand why some people would choose to avoid that by ignoring followers of certain very vocal GG proponents.

    It's not censorship, though, as it doesn't stop anyone from speaking - it just means some people don't want to listen to it.
    Reply +2
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Kromovaracian Burden of proof.

    If you say something is true, then it's up to you to prove it. Not for anyone else to disprove it.

    Thinking something looks 'maybe dodgy' is no proof whatsoever.
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  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Kromovaracian Possibly because it's bollocks. Reply +4
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @perydwyn I'm a user-moderator. That means I have opinions of my own & can (mass)debate away with everyone else, but if someone makes a mess I can clean it up. I'm not neutral on GG and will say so, but I'm not going to use the Ban Hammer unless I need to. Reply +5
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @arcam Probably. But one peddles in memes (which are often wrong, or highly slanted to their viewpoint) and the other is reliant on reader numbers. Reply 0
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @dirtysteve I don't think she milked it at all.

    They wanted her to shut up & go away. So I can totally understand why she refused to let them get their way on either.
    Reply +5
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @arcam I've talked to some GGers who genuinely seem to be bothered about shenanigans in the media, and I've advised them to go their own way and do something about it, rather than identify with a movement with some truly toxic elements. Reply +9
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @VibratingDonkey Anything definitely crossing lines gets moderated. People are entitled to their opinions, and other people - including us - are entitled to tell them they're wrong.

    I don't think *anyone* could seriously say we in any way encourage GG here.
    Reply 0
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @Adam-802 It's far less vigorous than it was just a few months ago. Reply 0
  • Retroid 12/02/2015

    @arcam Everyone knows sites, magazines, reviewers & journalists vary in quality and some are far better than others.

    So, I don't 'side' with the media on this. I just don't side with people with no proof to back up their claims.
    Reply +2
  • Raven's Cry review

  • Retroid 13/02/2015

    @Dr_Salvador84 "Halo Master Chief Collection without patches/10" Reply +4