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  • Halo 2 Anniversary launch trailer shows off fancy pants new cinematics

  • Retroid 29/10/2014

    That looks a bit nice.

    Captain Miranda Keyes looks a little.... odd in that video, though. Something going on with her eyes.
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  • Microsoft announces Xbox One Christmas price cut in US

  • Retroid 27/10/2014

    Whichever way you look at this, it's hard not to see it as a bit of a desperate bid to get more boxes into homes in the face of the PS4 consistently outselling it. Reply +4
  • Sunset Overdrive review

  • Retroid 27/10/2014

    More good games coming out on any platform is a Good Thing.

    No, I don't have an Xbone or PS4 yet, but I will. Eventually.
    Reply +6
  • Nintendo 3DS sold 113k in Japan last week

  • Retroid 22/10/2014

    So, are Nintendo only flogging the new 3DS models in Japan now? Reply +1
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas getting Xbox 360 re-release, leaked Achievements suggest

  • Retroid 22/10/2014

    @skowhegan I believe you. >__> Reply +4
  • Retroid 22/10/2014

    could a Xbox 360 and/or PlayStation 2 port be next?
    *Pretty* sure it's already been released on PS2 :D
    Reply +42
  • Alien Isolation: Corporate Lockdown DLC release date revealed

  • Retroid 21/10/2014

    Loved the game. Loved the story.

    I want more of that, NOT challenge maps. Is this *just* challenge maps? Because that's what it sounds like from this.
    Reply +6
  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • Retroid 20/10/2014

    I'm weird on this. For some reason I think ACTUALLY PROVIDING THE STORAGE REQUIRED FOR THE GAMES IN THE BOX would be 'practical'.

    A 20gb download isn't *that* much on fibre, but standard broadband?

    Hell's bells.
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  • Retroid 20/10/2014

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  • COD: Advanced Warfare a mere 55GB on PC

  • Retroid 20/10/2014

    Advanced Installfare. Reply +10
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • Retroid 17/10/2014

    @man.the.king I think you're inferring a HELL OF A LOT into that which isn't there. Reply +1
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @man.the.king Fair enough. Reply 0
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Kzin Most of us wouldn't read a Stormfront link either. I can't comment on the quality of their articles. Reply +1
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Kzin It's easier if you copy the @(whoever) and write it in the main box with mark-up guides. Reply +1
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Kzin
    I dont know who is discriminated against more.
    Spoiler: it's women.

    The problem with feminism is their "because of patriarchy"
    The feminists I've talked about this with have pointed out that PATRIARCHY IS A PROBLEM FOR MEN TOO.

    Because we should man-up, boys don't cry, if you ask for help then you're weak, men shouldn't be interested in 'girly hobbies' etc.
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @man.the.king This article?

    Because I don't think he says that.
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  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Kzin You're cherry-picking specific things which suit your viewpoint.

    Are all programs like that perfect? No. Are their aims admirable? I'd say so.
    Reply +2
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Kzin If you truly, seriously think men are discriminated against more than women then you simply don't know what you're talking about.

    Example:

    Gender pay gap by country
    Reply +2
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @cloudskipa Comments move far quicker so they're more difficult to moderate.

    Moderation wasn't any heavier than usual on such a busy article. Bear in mind that we're not around all the time on all articles.
    Reply -1
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Fatum
    The concealed firearm permit allows an individual to carry a firearm fully loaded and concealed. The permit also allows an individual to carry a firearm into public schools.
    To non-American eyes that sound utterly batshit insane.
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    @Kzin
    You missed my point. The feminist lobby aren´t intressted in getting women into male dominated UNattractive jobs, like garbage collectors, they just wan´t to get women into attractive jobs.
    No. The POINT of feminism is that people can do jobs if they choose, not be pushed into / excluded from them based just on their gender. It's called feminism because women were the ones most affected by this discrimination.

    The job / role can be prestigious or utilitarian, it doesn't matter; although some obviously push for the prestigious jobs they were traditionally excluded from. That's maybe were you're getting that perception from.
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  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    Encouraging that this didn't deteriorate into war and cannibalism overnight. Turns out there's hope for us after al! Reply 0
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @ghostgate2001 I've been called all sorts for simply not agreeing with GGers. Not attacking, just not agreeing.

    "IF YOU'RE NOT WITH US YOU'RE AGAINST US" is just bloody stupid.
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @W4RLORD Completely natively! So does the wired 360 pad, but that was added slightly later on. I've got a UG007 HDMI stick with 4.2 on it and while the DS3 works completely fine, it doesn't 'see' the 360 pad. My Nexus 7 sees both with no problem.

    The GTA Anniversary ports on Android play just like they did on PS2! :D
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @W4RLORD I used to lust after an iPad. Since I bought a second-hand Nexus 7 (together with HDMI & USB dongle so I can use my DualShock 3 with it) I can honestly say that lust has utterly dissipated. iThings just seem so massively overpriced in comparison. Reply 0
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @W4RLORD Exactly. I've got an (old) iPod touch and while it does some things well, Android kicks its arse in lots of other ways for me. Can't really beat a full (old version of) MAME on an Xperia Play! IMO, natch.

    Trying to play games like that with a touchscreen is a HORRIBLE experience.
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @W4RLORD I'll have you know I trim my chinsstrap regularly. I'm forbidden by Mrs Retroid to shave again.

    Oh, and I've never owned an iPhone. Android all the way, because emulators.
    Reply +2
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @W4RLORD Reply +5
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @AvatarIII I don't know if venue policy would over-rule state law.

    Safe to say I really don't understand US gun laws. :/
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @W4RLORD There's a LOT of projection going on there. Reply +1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @man.the.king I've only seen the one message from AS saying that one of the threats referenced GG. AFAIK it's AS & the venue which passed on details to the authorities.

    I've been out most of the day myself.
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @man.the.king AS & the venue have both said - so far as I know - that they've passed on the warnings. Reply -1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @Deede One of the points is that, if you have a bunch of the same people making games in their own environment, they may not realise they're trotting out some of the same (lazy?) ideas everyone else does because, hey, it's never been pointed out to them.

    They're not being forced to listen. But some - Tim Schafer to name but one I like - has said he likes things being pointed out.

    Up to each dev if they actually do anything about it. No 'SJW enforcers' are going to be knocking their doors down.
    Reply -1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @_tangent Oh, there are quite a few decent GGers.

    My argument is that the hateful shits who also identify with the tag have poisoned that well. They can't be got rid of, they can't be controlled.

    I can only call on anyone decent, who doesn't approve of threats, harassment, overall shitty behaviour & the right-wing (Adam Baldwin, Milo / Beitbart, Alex Jomes etc) following GG has garnered because of those aspects to jump ship and do their own thing for journalistic ethics.

    It's kind of hard for people to pay attention to any valid concerns - paid-for editorials and YouTube videos, for example - while also hearing about stories like this, Brianna Wu etc.
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @Rusty_M Nope, still there. Reply 0
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @_tangent No, I get that. Not a cop-out :)

    My point was simply that the post I quoted is, so far as I know, pretty factual. I'm sincerely not pulling the YEAH WELL PROVE IT THEN card, because if there's anything factually incorrect in what I quoted then I would genuinely like to know.

    I've had quite a few discussion with GGers on Twitter and while some of them have been pleasant and we've just agreed to disagree on some things, others have been.... far less helpfui. I've been called a Liar and a Shill (for who exactly? He wouldn't say. I just *was*) simply because I said I didn't agree with him. I asked for facts and got Breitbart or other links defending GG without actually refuting anything I'd quoted or linked to.
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @dfernand Reply +1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @_tangent

    Come on, dude. The thing you re-posted isn't just about facts. It very clearly displays a bias (and a conclusion) within the first few sentences. Like jabberwoky said, one could just as easily link to pieces elsewhere with an entirely different slant. Forbes has written several pieces defending gg. Hardly impartial moderation.
    Then seriously, point out which facts are wrong & provide the evidence for it.
    Reply +1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @jabberwoky
    Very impressive list. Unfortunately an equally impressive list could be found that supported the movement of Gamergate, but its unlikely that Eurogamer or any of its mods will balance the arguements of both sides and even attempt some kind of neutrality.

    So I suggest that instead of taking anything on board written by Eurogamer, and its mods, (is there any difference?) that people wanting an impartial view look on the internet themselves and make their own conclusions and judgements.
    Then rebut anything there which isn't factual. I've yet to see anyone do so without resorting to inferring things, casting doubt & near conspiracy-theory. I would honestly love to see anything properly shot down.
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @Kendrene I'm pro-facts & against harassment.

    That's my 'side'

    Sometimes things aren't simply two-sided, with supporters and those fighting against those supporters.

    Sometimes there are supporters and people who simply don't agree with them.
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @jabberwoky Neither I or MrTomFTW work for EG, we're forum users who're trusted with some of the keys.

    And facts are facts, they have no bias. So if you have them....
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    This rather excellent NeoGAF post sums up the achievements of GamerGate - I've tried to convert it to EG forum code so it's presented here properly. Hopefully.

    This is a list of actual things that GamerGate believes and has accomplished so far

    GamerGate still today claims that Zoe Quinn slept around for coverage favors. This was debunked literally months ago. And yet it persists.

    Kotaku shows that Nathan never wrote the articles he was accused of writing: http://kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-been-asked-several-times-about-a-pos-1624707346
    On March 31, Nathan published the only Kotaku article he's written involving Zoe Quinn. It was about Game Jam, a failed reality show that Zoe and other developers were upset about being on. At the time, Nathan and Zoe were professional acquaintances. He quoted blog posts written by Zoe and others involved in the show. Shortly after that, in early April, Nathan and Zoe began a romantic relationship. He has not written about her since. Nathan never reviewed Zoe Quinn's game Depression Quest, let alone gave it a favorable review.

    RPS: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/01/08/admission-quest-valve-greenlights-50-more-games/#more-183169

    This is the only article Nathan ever wrote on Rock Paper Shotgun that mentioned Depression quest.

    Nathan Grayson is the journalist accused of this unethical behavior. He never actually wrote the articles he was accused of writing

    Despite Nathan Grayson being the journalist here, and GamerGate insisting this is about "ethics in journalism", they can't seem to stop talking about Zoe Quinn (not a journalist) and Anita Sarkeesian (also not a journalist)

    Zoe Quinn is still today accused of doxxing herself. No evidence has ever been presented to validate this claim. It is baseless.

    Zoe Quinn is still today accused of faking death, rape, and other threats. No evidence has ever been provided to back up why they think they're fake.

    Zoe Quinn was accused of lying about donating DQ proceeds to charity. Charity confirms the donations were actually received:


    GamerGate first started donating to the charity when they thought Zoe did not. After the charity confirmed receiving the donations, GamerGate started harassing the charity and threatening it with legal action because they claim they "didn't disclose publicly" they had received donations from her (even though that is not actuall illegal). This is a charity is made up of volunteers and a part-time paid intern, helping people deal with depression

    Zoe Quinn is frequently accused of winning an award (instead of Papers Please) for Depression Quest because she slept with someone. These accusations still frequently fly around on Twitter. In actuality, her game didn't receive an award, but just an honorable mention. Papers Please did indeed win the award. No evidence backs up the claim she slept with someone to get the....honorable mention.

    Zoe Quinn was accused to have "deliberately sabotaged, DDOSed, doxxed, and shut down" TFYC because they were "competition" for Rebel Game Jam. When in reality she just ranted about them (and briefly argued with them) over Twitter about their policies (especially their trans policy, which was vague enough to be interpreted as something insanely extreme) and the site got temporarily overloaded with traffic. Apparently one of the project's sponsors pulled out over the trans concerns, but Zoe herself didn't do anything and Rebel Game Jam was never mentioned except as a imaginary motive for her imaginary crimes. The fact that she didn't remember how many times she tweeted about something earlier in the year was also supposed to be a scandal, somehow.

    -

    Anita Sarkeesian was similarly accused of faking threats. Still happens regularly. The FBI confirmed the threats were real, currently under investigation.

    Anita Sarkeesian needed to cancel an appearance for a talk at a university because of extremely specific and violent threats against her and the students.

    There is a mailing list in which games writers talk to each other. Warning: Breitbart link. This fact was presented as inherently controversial, but not really explained why. Absolutely nothing worthy of discussing was ever found on this mailing list. Just people who happen to share the same job, joking with each other, and asking each other uncontroversial questions.

    Jenn Frank was accused of failing to disclose a conflict of interest. She actually did disclose this in her initial draft, but before publication this was "removed by editors because it did not fulfill the criteria for a “significant connection” in line with the Guardian’s editorial guidelines."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgW5NRUfs44"]Maya Kramer was accused of colluding/sleeping with the IGF chairman to secure an award for The Stanley Parable, a game she'd done PR for. This award was the Audience Award, decided by a public vote on the website and consequently immune to this alleged impropriety.

    The Escapist ran a horribly misguided attempt at interviewing GamerGate developers who are developers. Pretty much everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong.
    Titles of the articles are "game developers" and "female game developers". Um. What?
    None of the female game developers felt safe to share their actual identities
    Male game developers were sourced straight from 4chan. Seriously
    Ridiculously loaded questions

    One of the male developers interviewed happened to be directly involved in coordinated attacks against Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and others including baseless accusations like tax fraud.

    INTERMISSION
    Also remember: neither Anita Sarkeesian nor Zoe Quinn are journalists. Let's all remember that Nathan Grayson is the only actual journalist involved here, so even if the claims against him were true - they're not - they're for some reason still focusing on Zoe and Anita.

    Definitely not misogyny tho.
    END INTERMISSION


    Escapist EIC removes his interview.

    ...
    OOPS! Another guy The Escapist interviewed is a guy who literally wrote an article called "In Defense of Rape"
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  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @Kzin Or just called out on bollocks. Reply +1
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @VargVarg Because I'm sure they just threw that threat away and didn't bother handing it along to the police / FBI etc. Reply +10
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    @VargVarg Reply +15
  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    THe important things to remember, here, is that GamerGate isn't about censorship! The people behind the harassment & threats just want the feminists & 'social justice warriors' to shut up and / or lose their jobs.

    So long as that's clear & not in the slightest bit hypocritical.
    Reply +25
  • Google announces $99 Nexus Player Android console

  • Retroid 17/10/2014

    @Ryze I never considered an Ouya because they were of very similar spec to Android HDMI sticks which were coming out of the far east at the time - except more expensive and didn't include Google Play store.

    That's my biggest problem with Ouya - it's an Android SOC like a lot of others but locked off to their own store.
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  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    If people just want a simple better-than-a-smartTV box hooked up to their TVs then boxes like this deliver it.

    All those apps which got pushed onto 360 & PS3 for video, music & social media? This could do that.

    Also, if it's stock Android - and the Nexus name would suggest that - then it'd also work with wired 360 pads, Dual Shocks etc just like a lot of modern Android hardware does.

    Personally, I use my UG007 for GTA, MAME, various other emulators & quite a few Android games & media apps on the big screen.

    edit: Hmm, no mention of USB & I'm highly suspicious of that "built for TV" lark unless it's just a custom launcher.
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  • Retroid 16/10/2014

    This could be interesting.

    BYE BYE, OUYA.
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  • Performance Analysis: The Evil Within

  • Retroid 15/10/2014

    It seemed more like a last-gen game when I played it on PS4 at EGX :/ Reply +2