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  • Woman awarded $10k after suing Microsoft for sneaky Windows 10 upgrade

  • Skirlasvoud 28/06/2016


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  • Skirlasvoud 27/06/2016

    Microsoft has previously defended its practices by stating that upgrading to Windows 10 is optional, and users have 31 days to uninstall it and go back to their previous operating system. Ostensibly this option was not clear to Goldstein.
    This option isn't clear to any millenial who wasn't raised on Windows 95 you fucktarts!

    You assume people know how computers work, while doing EVERYTHING in your power to make it as complicated as possible by hiding the inner workings behind a slick UI and keeping people sedate. You're riding the wave of how accustomed and lazy people have gotten with their electronics, saying yes to every pop-up and you are actively using their ignorance as an excuse to take over control and make decisions for them. With Windows 10, this includes attempts to make them part of the microsoft family by sticking it full with your own bloody apps and software.

    System settings used to be an icon on the desktop in the earlier windows versions, right after install, on a clean, minimal system I fed new drivers on floppydisks. Nowadays I have to swat my way past colorful tiles in a system bogged down by additional Microsoft apps I didn't ask for, warnings that I might not know what I'm doing and childish simplifications of the actual system controls that I need to turn off before I can get started.

    I want a Windows 10 that operates like Windows XP/7 dammit. Gimme Direct X12, fuck everything else and the orgy of excess you jizz surfed in on.
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  • Skirlasvoud 27/06/2016

    Happy someone is sticking it to Microsoft and Windows 10.

    I too, have simply been assaulted by the upgrade notification. It was there with every start-up. The option to not upgrade wasn't there and at maximum I could tell it to postpone for 4 days, after which it would automatically take over my system at shut down and go ahead with the install. There was no other way to get rid of the pop-up, except for consenting with the update. Closing the window, using alt-F4 or task manager wouldn't get rid of it. It's Malware, nothing less.

    Fortunatly, I know how to dig around msconfig to disable it at start-up and go into Windows security to forbid Windows updates of any kind. I'm knowledgable to suppress it that way, but I can't imagine the hell it puts other, less savvy computer users through. I fucking know what that poor woman has gone through.

    This experience alone puts me off Windows 10. The sheer aggression and the user unfriendly UI makes me hate the new OS pas Windows 7. I'll take your damn upgrade tomorrow because its free and I want the option in the future, but it's format C: straight after for a new installation of Windows 7, which I will fix up to have a Windows XP quickbar and taskmanager like I always have.

    This is the future then. Windows keeps pushing an intuitive UI that eventually has so little user control if this malarky is to be believed, that I'm going to lose my ability to have my own say on my own system. The new design already herds you towards an assumed customer relation with Microsoft, next up is me not being able to install third party software like Steam or indy titles.

    Take my easy access to regedit, msconfig, rootfiles and system settings away from me however and my anger will make a card carrying NRA member who has lost his guns to government, seem like Ghandi in comparison.
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  • Bloodstained demo is now available for backers

  • Skirlasvoud 23/06/2016

    Jim Sterling seems happy about it. He wasn't about No.9
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  • Watch: The big plan for Civilization 6

  • Skirlasvoud 23/06/2016

    This lead designer makes me confident that I won't have to wait for 4 additional expansion packs before the game gets better than Civ5.

    Also... dat map. I've stepped over to Endless Legend a while back, simply because that game looks better, with elevations, cities that literally grow out into neighbouring tiles and grow up as they become denser. Happy to see Civ6 is at least trying to match that part way.
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  • Overwatch will remove the "avoid this player" feature

  • Skirlasvoud 21/06/2016

    One of the best Widowmaker players in the world complained to us about long queue times. We looked into it and found that hundreds of other players had avoided him

    Pffahahaha. Oh man, that's a scummy thing to do. But of course people are going to try and abuse the system build with the best intent. Please keep them coming Eurogamer. Overwatch can be the new Destiny with stories of the bonkers things the playerbase comes up with.

    The removal of the Avoid system should balance things out a bit more, though it will mean you'll occasionally face off against the best of the best. My advice: pretend you're being mentored by one of those grizzled gurus from every hero training montage.
    It will be my pleasure getting shot repeatedly by the world's best widow. Especially the world's best widow. It can be annoying, but I dabble in Widow myself and I'm only middling at best. It's a bit masochistic, but after failing to hit most moving target for 20 minutes with her, there's nothing more humbling, cathartic and awesome, than switching and seeing my own character get gunned by an enemy widow through her POV, with impossibly crazy trick one-off headshots I can only hope to pull of myself some day.

    I groan, sigh, mumble that I wish I could do that and get inspired to try better and practice more. Sometimes throw in a "nice shot!" in the chat if was an especially impressive shot. I never seize to marvel at the really good widows and how they do it.
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  • Korean teenager answers her pro Overwatch doubters with live demonstration of skill

  • Skirlasvoud 21/06/2016

    Always awesome seeing the real pros at work.

    Seeing that video I'm happy that I'm not playing on the Korean servers. :p
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  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole lets you play as a girl

  • Skirlasvoud 21/06/2016


    Some other prejiduces from other debates might have crept into this one. The pc label for one doesn't really apply to me. I'm not as easily relegated to a camp.

    I'm for revealing and discussing social injustices and would like to see more equality, but not without understanding or acknowledging the status quo with a fair amount of pessimism and cynicism. I'd like men and women to be more equal and inch towards that, but I won't jump to the assumption they already are because I know they aren't in society and in biology. No progress without realism.

    I'm not sure if that makes me PC, an SJW or sexist, I'll let others decide.

    If male and female are perfectly interchangeable in ME3, (aside from cheesy romance) then gender doesn't matter. Femshep is a hero, I'm not denying that after all the things she does. However, she isn't a female hero, or heroine, the same way maleshep isn't a male hero. They're just heroes. I'm always annoyed when eurogamer hails her as a great example of a female hero. Why? Because she has a pair of tits? Is that all women are?

    I'd like to point to characters like Mariko from Heavenly sword and SHODAN from system shock 2 as examples of what ARE female heroes (or villain). Mariko is just as strong as her male counterparts, but is discriminated against by her gender and assumed weakness. she also has an adopted sister who she acts towards in a way only sisters do, and a father with a real father- daughter relationship. This gives her, more than a pair of tits, some female adversity and traits. This makes her more of a heroine than femshep, who only looks female.
    Then there's SHODAN. No tits at all. She's a machine. However she creates life and is so invested/scorned by it its possitively motherly and the way all should submit to her idea of beauty makes her a real bitch. SHODAN has female motivators and is, even without looking like a female, a stronger female character than femshep.

    Women and men will always be different, not just in body, but in mind. It's how we form the distinction, even though I'm all for giving the both equal footing in the world. The solution lies NOT in Mass Effect Utopias where the differences are eliminated. It also eliminates the possibility of Femshep being a good female hero.

    If South Park wants to create a distinction between female and male player characters, I'm all for that then. It will also create better female heroes than Shepard, as long as the distinction is indeed realistically female, as I do not doubt it will be.
    I'm not even that bothered by if the jokes are speaking out against or in favour of equal rights, but I do hope it's the latter and that the game will saterise misogyny and discrimination. Women have had about enough of that the last few centuries so I'd be in favour of further pulling the rotten tooth. I'll be here to remain cynical and make sure people don't proclaim gender utopia and complete gender parity just yet just because hero + boobs = perfect female hero. I'm not even sure what your angle is, I've lost track of what PC is.

    As for Butters, I'm honestly intrigued by how much o a little psycho he can be. As in, I'm interested in butters and what's up with that.
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016


    Agreed wholeheartedly.

    For Parker and Stone, used to satirizing sensitive everyday issues, this is a comedic goldmine and it will be incredibly refreshing. Comedy is just the way of doing it too. They might actually inadverently open up some space in gaming and its fright of gender issues. Women will never really be properly presented in gaming, unless they're facing the same issues that we as a society have. Too many games like Mass Effect, where FemShep is instantly hailed as an exemplary female hero, without having done anything or faced anything that women in our world do. It's too easy when they keep making game settings where gender doesn't matter and that doesn't make them relatable heroines.

    Plus, Butters. Sweetest kid in the series, except when girls. Can still remember the episode where he was excited for Cartman to kick Wendy's face in after the two had an after school brawl. Always interesting to see that side of him.
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    I'm the kind of guy, when handed an RPG, who will likely end up playing several characters, about 50% of them female just to diversify. If there's different races, all of them at least once.

    But after all the games where gender was just a cosmetic choice, this one is likely going to be refreshingly bereft of such equality and give us close how it is in all its hilarity.

    I'm looking forward to it. Not only for the possible jokes, but as an attempt at a different perspective.
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  • Ex-Ubisoft devs' crowdfunded RPG ReRoll has been cancelled

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016


    There's no mention of the game actually being in development. No evidence either. In fact, you have to be a an idiot to start putting in effort without squaring away the finances first behind contract. Nobody does that.

    Realizing you need more money after a successful kickstarter, sure, but not reaching the goals, running off with what money gained anyway and sinking into development with the faint hope you can secure more afterwards?

    You don't think that's weird?
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    If all they've done is talk and search for other investors, where did the backer money go?

    Did the investor talks take place in the back room of Stripbars? Did they PAY investors to talk to them?
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  • Watch: Mighty No. 9 doesn't look like we'd hoped

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    If people that have backed games on Kickstarter feel cheated then they've got the wrong expectations from the off. You take a risk, sometimes it doesn't pay off. There's no guarantee any product funded via Kickstarter is going to live up to its billing or the hopes you have for it. You pledge what you can afford because you want to support the project but like any investor you're taking a punt. Mighty No 9 is out, it's a perfectly playable game and it's fit for purpose. If it's not to your liking that's a shame but no one's been cheated here, unless I've missed something.
    To be fair, that would assume that advertisement or promises have no place in kickstarter. As people fall over each other in effort to stand out, present a appetizing product and show people what will happen in order to extract the most money out of pockets, this is clearly not the case.

    You are right in that it is the right MINDSET to have towards kickstarter, but psychologically speaking, this isn't really what is going on and in a world of storefronts and advertising, you need a strong mind to avert not feeling played. Promises ARE indirectly made.

    You are right, but hell if it's so cut and dry that people can't feel indignant, or that all this doesn't simply make people incredibly of cynical of kickstarter, which they should have been in the first place.
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  • Why Mass Effect: Andromeda won't acknowledge your ME3 ending choice

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016


    Just because I'm invested enough to care about a game and the universe - and this could apply to any book, film or TV show - doesn't mean I go around acting like an idiot.

    The "It's just a game" argument just assumes that any fictional story is inherently meaningless and the genre pointless. If it is, then why do people like it?
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016


    It's sci-fi. I can come up with any reason why something that is beyond the scope of current science, happens anyway.

    Insert space gizmo X as an explanation as to why they managed to reach another galaxy.

    As long as it fits the story and is coherent with the rest of the universe (NOT like ME3's ending), I'd be cool with it.

    EDIT: Read the other replies. Just like you, I'm real curious what they came up with though.
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  • Warcraft most successful game-film, Duncan Jones up for a sequel

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    That the film is doing reasonably well is a testament to how popular the games are, not to how good the film is. Reply +5
  • Mighty No. 9 review

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016


    If you are fans of the original, the score shouldn't matter, should it? As you've already pointed out, you are informed enough to pick up on the tidbits in this review that earmark is a tough as nails megaman review.

    Clearly this review isn't written for long time Megaman fans, however, that doesn't make the review less valid to the rest of us more contemporary gamers.

    I'd reccomend seeking out other reviews that are more suitable to you.

    The good news is that there are quite a few sites out there who do compare it to the old megaman and they score it much higher. Seems like it is the proper game for you guys.
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  • Hideki Kamiya wants to make Bayonetta 3 after Scalebound

  • Skirlasvoud 18/06/2016

    I've never been able to play any of the Bayonetta's, but dammit the let's plays and cutscenes look so stylish and cool. Bayonetta herself looks like a lot of fun.
    One of the only games that make me feel like I'm missing out playing PC instead of consoles.

    Kindly consider making it available on PC. If not, Playstation 4 and give me the killer app that makes it tasty enough to buy one.
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  • Here's how Overwatch's leave game penalty works

  • Skirlasvoud 10/06/2016

    I'm not prone to abbandoning games at all, but if blizzard is enacting this system anyway, then how about also checking into your matchmaking? Don't put random teams up against pre-made friend groups and for the love of God, knock me down a few ranks will you?

    The past few days I've been getting sick of getting steamrolled and bum raped by pre-mades and players who are simply better than me, and with the game simply hanging back and going "seems legit, this is where you belong. Would you like another helping of one-sided sodomy?"
    Makes me want to leave games.
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  • Diablo 3 director retires from games industry after 17 years

  • Skirlasvoud 06/06/2016

    I hope he wasn't actually involved in any of Diablo 3's writing. It was rather poor, hammy and clichéd.

    If he was and he'll go on to do writing of his own, I wish him a LOT of luck.
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  • Watch: 6 Overwatch tips that will make you a better player, promise

  • Skirlasvoud 02/06/2016


    Dunno, someone needs to take care of Bastion. And I'm a pretty poor sniper to boot. I've been going up against far better widowmakers with my own and they can shoot the seed out of a grape from a mile away. Something tells me I'm gonna need a lot more skill to be good at widow.

    Also, Snipers are dead meat against the likes of Genji, Reaper, Lucio, D.Va and Winston, while Pharah and Junkrat have no problem driving them back.
    Count on me thinking trice when there's an enemy Genji. I'm pretty much done sniping when there is and switching to Reinhart or Mercy.
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  • The Warcraft movie is too faithful by half

  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016


    Yeah, I already spotted his hand in this. I saw the Ghenji and Hanzo short.

    You could spot Ghenji was Hanzo's brother from a mile away, then queue the overly dramatic reveal, troubled past, on-the-nose sentimentality and his attempts at clinging onto Eastern mysticism to make his goofball nonsense seem worth a damn.

    Oh Metzen, you mushy, simple, sentimental cheeseball you.

    Again, I appreciate the game not telling me. Thanks for the link. I'll catch up on it next time I'm either drunk or high.
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  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016


    Do you realize who Oli is? He's the biggest Blizzard fan here! If anyone is suitable to reviewing this film, it's him. That he reviewed it somewhat negatively is saying something.
    And if you're arguing that he isn't cut out to review movies... well... check your bias. Don't take any review at face value and always think of the background and what you want of it. You're on a GAMING site. Don't expect movie buffs ala Ebert and Roeper to frequent it. The reason it has reviewed the WoW movie because it's a movie about a game. If I were to see such a review, I'd expect it to be reviewed from a gamer's perspective and again... Oli's perfect with his Blizzard Background.
    It's YOUR job to make of a review what you want. It's not fact.

    And as long as Blizzard doesn't retroactively patch in Overwatch's lore in through cut-scenes and story-driven objectives, I'm fine. Not even Blizzard's crappy storywriting can negate Blizzard's excellence at game design. That's how good Overwatch is: It's practically Metzen proof.
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  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016


    Not in-game it hasn't. Name me a cutscene or a moment where the game really delves into its lore.

    Sure, you probably sought it out because Blizzard has published some for you in that case. But none of it to be found in-game.
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  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016

    The Metzen side-bar / drop down says:

    The Hero Hactory
    Which I'm not sure is the correct title for that article, but is one that I approve of since that's how I feel about Metzen's work.

    Seems this movie too falls victim of Metzen's overwrought, Disney dichotomy of good and evil, with him desperate to squeeze in the one out of three times where he managed to create a cheesy villain redeemed by way of Orc.

    I'm happy Overwatch in-game is light on story and just gives us what Blizzard is good at: fantastic gameplay that is a finely polished mix of already existing games, with well designed characters. I can just barely stand it when Ghenji and Hanzo are both at the start point and banter shortly about dark, convoluted pasts, redemption and forgiveness delivered in typical B-movie fashion.
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  • Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary

  • Skirlasvoud 28/05/2016

    Ellie's Articles are somewhat hit and miss. This swings so wide of the ball, Ellie might as well be in a different stadium. Reply +15
  • Is Blizzard scrubbing the internet of Overwatch porn?

  • Skirlasvoud 27/05/2016


    I saw some Genji stuff earlier and he looked hard as a...

    Oh, you mean producing the stuff.

    Kotaku had a more in-depth article:

    Overwatch porn is also pretty easy to make, which goes a long way in helping it proliferate. A lot of video game porn is made in Valve’s Source Filmmaker, a tool that allows people to animate high quality 3D scenes quickly and intuitively.
    It also helps that the character models were available long before the game’s launch. Overwatch entered closed beta late last year, and some Source filmmakers took to ripping character models straight from the game, Tsoni told me.
    Without the misbegotten contribution from Blizzard, substantially harder.
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  • Skirlasvoud 27/05/2016


    We're not just talking a few hand-drawn scribbles here, made by people who do it for the love of it. These are indeed hard to stomp out and veer towards Fair Use territory as people put in a lot of their own efforts. If that were the case, I'd agree. Impossible.

    What we're discussing however is people making 3D animated movies, using digital models ripped straight out of Overwatch.
    And in that case, however, it's a fight that can be worth fighting.
    Not only are these people directly using Blizzard's work, products like these - when they're any good - require a fair amount of effort and skill to produce and a bigger audience to be worthwhile. Blizzard is specifically targeting people who are trying to make a buck out of this.

    No doubt Blizzard won't be able to cleanse the internet of it, but they sure can put a decent dent on its availability on mainstream sites, tempering with the income of these pirate creators and making sure doing so isn't as worthwhile, decreasing creation of said stuff.

    I'm fine with Overwatch porn. Watched some Tracer stuff a while back. I draw the line however, when people start using Blizzard's work for their own purposes. This is analogue to breaking into DreamWorks or Pixar and stealing the Animator's work to make the girls from Frozen do tricks. If nothing else, Blizzard is obligated to stop it. Pirates can come up with their own digital models, which is hard work.
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  • Total War: Warhammer is the fastest-selling Total War game ever

  • Skirlasvoud 27/05/2016

    I still can't believe it that a Creative Assembly product - A new Total War no less - has managed to launch without bugs or performance issues.

    Must be a one time fluke. I'm buying this, but will remain weary of Creative Assembly. One right doesn't correct several wrongs.
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  • Paradox pulls "discriminatory" Stellaris mod that made all humans white

  • Skirlasvoud 24/05/2016


    You wouldn't think posting text would be such a black and white issue. :P
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  • Skirlasvoud 24/05/2016


    Fuck it, Eurogamer keeps messing up my comment.

    I said, Barely veiled. You can't tell me that the titles doesn't point that out.
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  • Skirlasvoud 24/05/2016

    I don't envy Paradox making a decision on the Seperate Human Phenotypes mod. I wouldn't mind roleplaying China being the victor of the space race and establishing a crazy Technocracy, or a Cherokee confederacy establishing a Collective pacifist empire. Hell, even Beyond Earth had factions seperated by nations and therefore Phenotype and I was cool with it as it added flavour. I could definitly have used a mod that only gave me white or black people and not see the harm.

    A mod carrying a title barely veiled as "whites only" would have rang an alarm bell though.
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  • Stellaris patches promise "major gameplay improvements"

  • Skirlasvoud 17/05/2016

    "As long as enough players keep buying paid content for the game," said game director, Henrik Fåhraeus, "we promise to keep improving the game for everyone, almost like an MMO."
    You have things mixed up there. If you improve the game, players will keep buying the paid content, so get to it!
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  • Overwatch cheaters will be banned for life, Blizzard says

  • Skirlasvoud 13/05/2016


    I played Titanfall on release and I have to honestly admit, at the end there I was tempted enough to cautiously browse for an aimbot.

    Others always appeared quicker, more accurate or seemed to have omniscience. They could hunt me down rabbitholes they couldn't possibly have known I was in. True or not - I'll never know - I started convincing myself others were using aimbots too and that I needed one myself to compete. That, or simply make up for hours of rotten bad luck.

    Thinking like that, skill didn't factor any more, or the fact that I was playing with other people. Lady Luck was simply being a bitch and my toy didn't do what I wanted it to. Like a singleplayer game that's bugged or has an achievement that won't pop, I started looking at aimbots like a method of compensation, or a patch to get my game to do what I wanted again.

    Selfish of course. I can tell myself it isn't fair, but in that situation I'm forgetting that my sense of justice does others a misdeed.

    Needless to say, I never did download that Aimbot, never did cheat on any MP game and simply stopped playing Titanfall soon after. It did teach me a valuable lesson about what kind of player I am. I don't like being dependant on other people for my gaming enjoyment. I'm also too bloody casual about the FPS genre to git gud. I'm not bad, always on the higher halve of any score chart... but its still easy to forget that there's people out there who practically do it for a living.

    Regardless, I think I'll still go for Overwatch. For as far as I can tell, the dynamics and the rock-paper-scissor class system mitigate sheer practice by a whole lot. I'll think strategically and try to counter, or pick up a different job like healing with Mercy when it gets to me.
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  • Can Battlefield 1 help us see The Great War with fresh eyes?

  • Skirlasvoud 11/05/2016

    Battlefield 1 will never be able to accurately portray the Great War...

    But I argue it doesn't have to. Simply portraying the Great War at all, no matter how skewed, already does it a good service.

    There's basically two kinds of people who play this game.

    1) People who didn't care or won't care about WW1 to begin with and these people will play purely because its an FPS. They were never in it to get an accurate picture about World War 1 anyway and there's neither a net gain, nor a loss. They're more likely to talk about the gunplay or the weapons like most people/kids do who play purely for the FPS-mechanics, than try to fit it into their sense of world history.

    2) People who do care about WW1 or will care about WW1 after playing it. These people will get inspired to find out more about WW1 after playing this game, flocking towards wikipedia or BBC Documentaries about the Great War after this, negating the fact that the game doesn't portray it accurately.

    I can scarcely believe that there'll be anyone super psyched about Battlefield 1 because its a WW1 game and limits their knowledge to just what they'll see in the game, causing misconceptions that are still relevant to our society. Even if, they'll keep their misconceptions to themselves (because it's not like WW1 is such a frequently discussed topic) and even if not, any opportunity to discuss the subject sincerely and passionately will be with people who do know about WW1.

    All Battlefield 1 does, is bring attention to a part of history that is worth remembering. Nothing more. I really can't see the harm.
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  • Civilization 6 announced, ahead of October release

  • Skirlasvoud 11/05/2016

    Yay! Release on 2016 October!

    And as is custom with every Civ, all we need to do now is wait until 2019 until Expansions make it better than its predecessor.
    Reply +1
  • DICE's Great War: classes, horses and more in Battlefield 1

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2016

    I'm so buying this. Not as a gamer or a lover of the fps genre (which I'm not), but for the attempted vintage period authenticity. It'll be the first battlefield game I'll buy. Never even did COD. Reply +3
  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2016


    100 years back, generals and the propeganda of the general public were calling the slaughter of the Somme heroic, patriotic, noble and neccesary, while sending the poor bastards off to die in a meat grinder.

    I think blurbs like that are ironically authentic. We've been misrepresenting warfare for millennia as a human species, not just in gaming.
    Reply +25
  • Stellaris Review

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2016


    Cheers for the clarification! This'll be my first Paradox Strategy game since GalCiv 2, if that one even counts. I know better what to expect now.
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 09/05/2016

    Nice review, but the first three paragraph applies to so many 4x games it becomes irrelevant. You start civ5 as just a single village, puttering about your direct, surrounding environment too, until meeting another civ and knowledge of the wider world breaks the nativity.

    Despite the waste of text, really looking forward to the game too. The elements later described in the article sound sweet.
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  • Battlefield 1 is the new World War 1 Battlefield game

  • Skirlasvoud 06/05/2016

    This actually looks interesting if they stay true to history. I'm watching all kinds of WW1 inspired stuff at the moment.

    This might actually be the first Battlefield game I'll be playing. Not for the shooty shooty pow pow, but for the period atmosphere.
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  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • Skirlasvoud 05/05/2016


    Universal Windows Platform. Look it up.

    Microsoft WILL try and push it by piggybacking it on Windows 10.
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  • Skirlasvoud 05/05/2016

    I'm torn between resisting as long as possible and continue to play on Windows 7,
    or finally make the big leap and download that Windows 10 my system has been pestering me with for the past year.

    I don't like change, don't like them trying to close the system to outside development and Windows 8's UI was bad enough.

    Can I still upgrade for free after the 29th of July? For how much longer is Windows 7 going to be fine for gaming?

    Seriously, these are questions weighing me down right now. Write me an Article Eurogamer! Anyone around with an opinion? I REALLY don't like change... :(
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  • Call of Duty fan campaign mass-downvotes Infinite Warfare's reveal trailer

  • Skirlasvoud 05/05/2016


    ... I stand corrected. Middle East (not Gallipoli) or the Easter Front could work.
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  • Skirlasvoud 05/05/2016

    "OMFG make a WW1 or WW2 game already"
    Wait, big title shooter fans are into WW1 now? Turning that into an enjoyable fps might be more unrelialistc than a sci-fi theme. Spending days in a shelled trench, being cut down by overwhelming machine gun fire going over the top, only to get stuck in barbed wire is a desirable experience to these people now?
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  • Steam updated to better expose recent user reviews

  • Skirlasvoud 04/05/2016

    I feel that negative reviews that are older are more the developer's problem than that of the system. Don't want to be dragged down by negative day one reviews complaining about bugs and imbalances? Then release a bug-free and balanced game! Take the division, assassin's creed unity or Arkham Knight for instance. All games that deserve to be haunted for their crappy release.

    And make no mistake, this is about developers trying to get rid of the penalty for bad launches. Any review not complaining about bugs or the like, are probably about aspects that the developer can't fix anyway.

    Early Access reviews; fine. A case can also be made for indie games from small studios who didn't have the insight to go early access. Otherwise however, this is just another step in support of a future where developers won't care if their products are ready or not.
    How often is it that gaming sites like Eurogamer get to change their reviews? Why should it be different for Steam?
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  • In Theory: Will future consoles share identical tech specs?

  • Skirlasvoud 03/05/2016

    At this rate, Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation are nothing but a difference in branding. If this continues, with the only strong difference between them being exclusives, I'm looking forward to the we simply get a single gaming console that can run all and these three companies simply become publishers of the only thing that makes them unique: catalogue. Reply +2
  • Into the Pyre: Taking it higher and higher

  • Skirlasvoud 02/05/2016

    Scrumptious. Supergiant games have never failed to transport me to a rich and vibrant alternate world and with the similar likes of Banner Saga behind us, I'm ready for a new journey.

    This preview might be underestimating just how steeped in spirituality the game is (intentionally). With the characters "cast out" to traverse a wasteland for lack of enlightenment, it's plain to see we're talking damned souls in a wacky hybrid gypsy/Persian version of purgatory who didn't make it into Heaven.

    This game bandies about themes of religion, myth, spiritual salvation and afterlife like Dhali, Picasso and Van Gogh squabbling over a paintbrush on the same lighthearted canvas of a simple ball sport. I can't wait for the result!
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  • Final Fantasy 9 arrives on Steam with 'no encounter' mode

  • Skirlasvoud 14/04/2016


    Emulators have you covered for VI. Just buy the mangled version and then emulate the old ROMS so you already own a legitimate copy.

    EDIT: Could share you a dropbox link to one if you'd like. Just promise to buy the VI currently on steam.
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  • Skirlasvoud 14/04/2016

    Finally. Now there's nothing left of Squeenix that I could want for. The Squaresoft legacy has been picked. Maybe FF XV will surprise, but I don't have to hold my breath anymore.

    Can you believe I've managed to remain spoiler free for 16 years? It's going to be like a new release for me. This is going to be awesome!
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