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  • The video game pacifists

  • Skirlasvoud 13/09/2017

    It's a matter of creating your own challenge. It's as simple as that. Reply 0
  • PewDiePie apologises for racial slur

  • Skirlasvoud 12/09/2017

    *Sigh* I guess compunction is a start, but I have absolutely no hope he'll learn. Like others have said, this isn't a singular mistake... Reply +1
  • Please Knock on My Door review

  • Skirlasvoud 12/09/2017

    @vichood I'm stable and seeing people. Thanks for asking Vic, and for taking the time to respond.

    I really like Eurogamer for its occasional consideration of deeper, more intelligent issues: how gaming relates to the human condition. Johnny's "low batteries" series for instance. I can tell you're in the right place working here. :) Keep it up.
    Reply +4
  • Skirlasvoud 12/09/2017

    Oh god...

    I'm afraid this game might push me over the edge, or worse yet, cure me. I'm really quite stuck on my depressive, anxious feelings. If I'm wrong about the world simply being a crapsack place and there's actually a ton of opportunities out there that aren't just hopeful illusions, than that means I've been solely responsible for my own loneliness. I'm not willing to accept that latter part, so I prefer believing that my friends really don't like me and that I really am a failure at work and there's little I can do about it since I'm rotten to the core.

    Yeah... that makes me feel better! If there's one thing worse than hopelessness, it's false hope. I might end up overestimating myself again and being an idiot.

    What that Shawshank quote again? Hope drives a man insane?
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  • Nintendo "strongly urges" you don't overpay for SNES mini on eBay

  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017

    Just like with the NES mini, I have absolute confidence in Nintendo's ability to supply enough units and all previous launches inspire that confidence. Reply +57
  • Firewatch dev threatens Pewdiepie video takedown, following YouTube star's use of N-word

  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    Everyone's to blame.
    People say there's never been slavery in England but what were Serfs if not slaves to their lord?
    Are you people seriously equating apples to giraffes here? That's like saying Napoleon is exactly the same as the Mongol Horde, because both tried conquering Europe. There are similarities, yes, both the apple and a Giraffe are living beings. It's only the differences that are important however.

    The circumstances of any historical event, do not equate directly to any other. It robs whatever lessons we could learn from it, entirely of their point and context.

    Serfs aren't the friggin same as black slaves! It entirely misses the context of the racist, social AND economic elements in both.

    Just because Black Kings sold their people, doesn't free White Rulers of the responsibility of purchasing them. Not only do we ALL have to be better than that, but it's ALSO not the same thing.
    First of all, very obviously: One of them is a seller, the other is a buyer. Not least of all, black slaves weren't treated the same way by their own Black people, as they were by White owners.

    That alone gives it a completely different dynamic, and BOTH sides need to draw completely different lessons from it.

    Going around in ANY attempt to make them basically just the same, completely robs us of our ability to learn and improve and is completely asinine. That tells me you just don't WANT to learn, or accept the past for some bizarre reason.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    You really didn't read the rest of my post, did you? Or watched the video about the Boer wars? Just picked out that part, added random info and used your mantel as sage to act like you're right and disregard the rest?

    The Brits and the Dutch used it as a Derogative term too. Any other European in a position of power, did the same.

    You don't justify shipping people around like that simply because you've identified them with a neutral Latin term like a piece of luggage, and it therefore being okay. You ship them around because you identify them as being less then human.

    The only reason why we de-segregated faster than the US, is because we relied less on their subjugation. Just because we have the luxury and were a few decades ahead of the US, doesn't mean we can pat ourself on the shoulder as being superior to "them hateful americans". There's a special sort of irony in that.

    Go re-read my previous post and consider everything else too. The historic evidence of that friggin' BBC documentary.

    But nope, I probably misspelled a letter somewhere. You're far too busy ignoring my entire point over that.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    He's not racist. He's an idiot.
    I didn't know the two were mutually exclusive. Idiots make some of the best racists. Not knowing what you're doing or saying, acting on bias without thinking and being ignorant in general, defines them pretty well.

    Otherwise every racist could defend himself by claiming he just didn't know any better.
    Reply +5
  • Skirlasvoud 11/09/2017


    Unfortunatly, we Europeans are just as much part of the problem and yes, the N-word is and was our problem as well. The Brits and the Dutch were prolific users.

    Point in case: South Africa. Just listen to this sweet little old British lady:
    (She also, just like pewds, didn't mean any harm)

    Also, we did segregate, even if not as badly as the Americans. The only reason we were not as bad, is because the population percentage isn't as great. When the Harlem Hellfighters came over from America in WW1, the Americans warned people they were prone to rape, and the British refused to serve with them. They left them with the French instead.

    And it's the Europeans who shipped them over from Africa to America like chattel slaves after all, with colonists of European descent and mindset setting them up in the cotton fields and the like.

    I'd be very careful and study history before you distance yourself from the N-word as a European with self-satisfaction that we'd never.
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  • The making of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's secret best RPG

  • Skirlasvoud 08/09/2017

    Once you pass the hurdle of bugs and weird animations, this continues to be on of the most innovative player-choice driven experiences out there.

    I should get to finishing it. Lost my original copy, but you can get it cheaply on steam nowadays!
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  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin

  • Skirlasvoud 07/09/2017


    They said you could pick female characters and that the world would react differently to you.

    I can't wait for the perspectives and social commentary on this one. This game might turn out brilliant.
    Reply +3
  • The Death of the Outsider is far from the end for Arkane Studios

  • Skirlasvoud 04/09/2017


    Oooooohhhhh! Nope, not joking. Sheer ignorance. Guess it's safe to read the rest of the article then. Thanks for taking the time to clear that up for me.
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 04/09/2017


    I've been keeping Dishonored 2 on my to-do list. I would have appreciated NOT KNOWING that the outsider is going to die. It's rather unavoidable being right in the title.
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  • Undertale review

  • Skirlasvoud 18/08/2017

    To me its not an essential over some of the internet references and humour. TsunderePlane and how most of the creatures are internet personalities, almost made me vomit.

    Disregarding those, yeah! It's a real gem.
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  • Why Shelob is a woman in Shadow of War

  • Skirlasvoud 15/08/2017

    Doesn't matter. They've put gambling and loot crates in my single-player game. All my interest in anything Shadows of Mordor related, pretty much vanished after that. Reply +2
  • In Theory: is AMD's Ryzen CPU the game-changer for next-gen consoles?

  • Skirlasvoud 09/07/2017

    In the PC space AMD hardware is second best for performance for gaming.
    True, but AMD has shown itself capable of undercutting Intel when it comes to "just" decent, mid-level gear.

    It's exactly what you want as Sony/Microsoft if you need to produce millions of console units at an acceptable price for console gamers. This might change as Sony/Micro/Ninti are slowly raising the price ceiling on their consoles and emphasizing performance.

    All of this means AMD is going to raise the stakes and I can't wait to see them manage. We need someone to compete with intel in the gaming space, in the name of competitive pricing and innovation.
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  • Skirlasvoud 09/07/2017


    I LIKE supporting AMD (I've got an FX-8350 in my current rig) but there's only so much disparity I'm willing to accept before I'll go with the obvious better choice.
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  • TopWare responds to Two Worlds 2's sudden microtransactions update seven years after launch

  • Skirlasvoud 19/06/2017

    "We're just giving the customer options!"

    And players will have to look out that they don't patch in any reasons to do so...
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  • This War of Mine dev shows Frostpunk gameplay in screenshots

  • Skirlasvoud 19/06/2017

    Yep, this is the kind of bleak management simulator I can get into. War of Mine was too finicky, but I do well when governing from up high.

    The artwork reminds me somewhat of the winters in Endless Legend, which were times of equal meagre gloom.

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  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a zombies vs humans PvP mode

  • Skirlasvoud 14/06/2017

    Zombies... In a videogame? why didn't anyone else think of that? Reply +11
  • Klei announces new role-playing game Griftlands

  • Skirlasvoud 12/06/2017

    Awesome! Love the new artstyle they appeared to have mastered.
    I was expecting them to stick to their typical little cardboard cut-outs.
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  • Cyberpunk 2077 assets stolen by actual cyberpunks

  • Skirlasvoud 09/06/2017

    CD Projekt Red has reported the theft as a crime in Poland, suggesting this is not, as some have claimed, a marketing ploy.
    That just convinces me that Poland is in on it. The nation giving Obama a copy of Witcher 3 as a token of national pride, and invests several million dollar into CDProject to "investigate" MMO development, would back CDProject up on its ARG.
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  • Eurogamer's picks from the GOG Summer Sale

  • Skirlasvoud 06/06/2017

    More than happy to make a few purchases when - arguably - my favourite gaming site, recommends me sales from my - undisputed - favourite gaming storefront. Reply +4
  • Skirlasvoud 06/06/2017


    Nothing wrong with Skulls of the Shogun either. Neat little tactics title.
    Reply +3
  • Watch: Furious heroes who have less chill than a busted refrigerator

  • Skirlasvoud 04/06/2017


    If someone's angry, what do you usually tell them to do, or have?

    It's a pretty bad pun, I know.
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  • Next Tropico game teased for 2018

  • Skirlasvoud 02/06/2017

    Really hope they renovate the traffic mechanics. Consistently throughout 3,4 and 5, it's traffic jams that grind down the late game.

    If they give me enough of an indication that they'll fix that, I'm in.
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  • Watch: Ian hunts unsuspecting teens in Friday the 13th: The Game

  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2017


    There's photoshopped flesh between the articles and the comments sections that would haunt Freddy Krueger and make Leatherface queasy.
    Reply +2
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally has a new release date

  • Skirlasvoud 17/05/2017

    Delays be damned, I feel confident about this one. Trey and Matt won't allow this to release without their stamp of quality, just like with Stick of Truth.

    I'd rather they take as long as they need. This is one product that can only get better for it.
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  • Promising PvP MMO Crowfall reveals new look

  • Skirlasvoud 16/05/2017

    I don't care how it looks. MMOs come and go and fancy graphics aren't going to save it from the market crunch.

    In Crowfall, you see, there are two main components. There are campaign worlds where players fight for months for domination and the resources that come with it. Then those worlds are destroyed and people take their spoils back to their Eternal Kingdoms - their own literal kingdoms. It's here the politicking and throne war aspect of the game comes into play as people position for power.
    This reads moderately interesting and impressive however!
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  • Russian YouTuber slapped with three-and-a-half year suspended sentence for playing Pokémon Go in a church

  • Skirlasvoud 11/05/2017


    I'm going to respect and defend your right to chase a group of imaginary beings anywhere in public, as much as the right of a group of people wishing to worship their imaginary being in unified ceremony on their own grounds.
    Reply +7
  • Skirlasvoud 11/05/2017

    Dunno, I'll probably be the only person in this comment sections with the opinion that if someone is warned not to do something, and he does it anyway to see if he can get away with it, he probably shouldn't be surprised if there's consequences. And yes, I think it's a fair request not to take your gaming device with you into a place of worship.

    Wouldn't want the kid to get a prison sentence, but getting forced to make an apology is no less than fair IMO.

    The whole trumped up charges list and 3 year prison sentence... yeah, no. Let's not be serious about that other than spooking him.
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  • Vanquish confirmed for PC

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017


    Cheers! That's very useful info! :D
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017

    Never really heard of Vanquish. What's so great about it? Reply +9
  • How to save Mass Effect Andromeda

  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017


    I won't insist there's obviously no fun to be had in Andromeda. There definitely is in some of its mechanics and I'm happy for you.

    If you look back on the series as a whole however, and pair up ME1, to ME2, ME3 and ME:A, with the goal of figuring out where its artistic consistency and cohesion lie in tone and presentation, the series is more akin to a swerving car, than it is games like Witcher and Elder Scrolls that stay a solid course.

    It's great the swerving car has moved over to your lane to enjoy. Hell, maybe you're the type of gamer capable of finding something enjoyable in all the 4 lanes it has barreled into with tipping wheels by now, but it does jeapordize the identity and creative merits it has.

    Even Witcher has gone through several iterations, from the unbearably clunky first game (which I outright did not enjoy), over to the slick third, but you could tell from the start where it always intended to be and how the series was an evolution towards it.
    Mass Effect is somewhat more confused.

    A fan of the series like me, or like I would have liked to be, would've been better served by more consistency in the ME series. For me, that consistency would've been a very important part towards enjoying the greater whole of it. Right now, I've gotten off. Andromeda is enjoyable, but I don't know what to think of the series any more and I want to know what's happening before I invest.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/05/2017

    Good article. Channels my current feelings on the series well. There's things to love and I won't deprive proponents of Andromeda their enjoyment of them, but as a series, Mass Effect has become such an anwieldly behemoth that it's body of work swerves wildly at times and I think most of us have to admit; swerves out of bounds frequently. There's some glaring flaws that make it not quite the flagship RPG that most of its more focussed competitors are in feel and execution. Put it like that and I can start forgiving the series somewhat for the peeves I had with it and start looking forward to what's next.

    Article needs to de-guff its first few paragraphs as well and fetch a thesaurus. :-p
    Reply +4
  • Fan gets free trip to BlizzCon after finding long-lost StarCraft gold master

  • Skirlasvoud 04/05/2017

    As Reddit user Hedgehogius_The_God put it, "You are selfish for keeping this out of the hands of programmers - who can bring joy to hundreds of thousands of people - and instead put it in the hands of a crummy company that relies on rehashing other ideas, never to use that code again. Shame on you."
    Oh for fuck sake.

    Yeah, keep it out of the hands of the crummy company whose hard work allowed those hundreds of thousands of people their genre and joy in the first place.

    These people do realize that the disc is only valuable, because of Blizzard in the first place, right? Credits and rights where its bloody due.

    Anarchist edge lords.

    EDIT: basically what user "Number1Laing" said.
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  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • Skirlasvoud 28/04/2017

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  • Dark Souls the Board Game is smarter than it is hard

  • Skirlasvoud 22/04/2017

    Dark Souls the Board Game is smarter than it is hard
    I'd say that this applies to the game too. The hardness of the series has been overstated as a matter of hype. As long as you're smart and patient, Dark Souls is fine.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Fire Keese has an interesting reaction to rain

  • Skirlasvoud 22/04/2017

    Everyone else seems to shower praise upon the game, but I just prefer to save the game for a rainy day.

    Hope I won't get burned over this comment.
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  • The Sexy Brutale's first retail run has an amusing misstep in its manual

  • Skirlasvoud 21/04/2017

    It has a manual? What is this? The noughties?

    Other than that, I cannot recommend the Sexy Brutale enough. It's not quite a murder mystery and has a twist ending that changes the genre, but anyone into Bastion or Silent Hill will be pleasantly surprised.
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  • The Sexy Brutale review

  • Skirlasvoud 14/04/2017


    Sexy as in: A really glamorous and luxurious car.

    Unless you're into leather upholstry as soft like gently molten butter, I'd say not very fappable.
    Reply +5
  • Skirlasvoud 14/04/2017


    To be fair, I think the game is justified in its title when you consider the ending. The Sexy Brutale is set up as a place that is too interesting and appealing to ever quit, no matter how brutal it is.

    It had a similar murder-averting Groundhog Day theme, but was about saving your own ass rather than other people's, IIRC.

    Not as different as you might think then, but at the same time, still completely different. Sexy Brutale really does a shoddy job of explaining its actual genre and theme to unsuspecting players.
    Reply +1
  • British terror hoaxer charged after US gamer shot by cops

  • Skirlasvoud 12/04/2017


    Beautiful. Seems like I've gotten to you enough to affect your reading comprehension, grammar and wit to the level of a "no you!" reply. My work needling the retard troll is done. It was never a fair fight to begin with.

    My opinion might be unpopular, but at least I put thought behind it. You just shitpost. Next time, bring your twat-fu "A" game.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/04/2017


    To be dragged down cruelly to the level of a simpleton? Yeah, fair enough. It is just the internet after all.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/04/2017


    Yeah, Holliwoodised by fictional events like Sandy Hooks, the Paris Attacks and the London Shoot-outs more recently.

    If it's not a dangerous hostage situation, like 99% of the time, you send in the police to quell the situation with tea and biscuits. THEN they can surround the house and get eyes on the situation at a leisurely pace.

    For the other 1%, we need Police Special Tactics. They're a thing. The problem here is that these prankers make it seem like it's the other 1% of the time. That's not SWAT's fault, it's that of the prankers.

    Next time there's breaking news on, with pillars of smoke rising out of London, you'll thank your lucky stars there's an organization out there who'll act with supreme efficiency, rather than feel it out. There'll be an equal amount of outrage that not more people were safed, because SWAT played it cool.

    You can't expect government agencies to be less responsible, simply because private individuals have no responsibility. It'll turn into a crap sack world if you allow that to happen.
    Reply -2
  • Skirlasvoud 12/04/2017


    What a load of crap.
    Why gheez, with eloquent and insightful commentary like that, I guess I stand corrected.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/04/2017


    If the police knock on the door wearing silk gloves, what's to prevent real terrorists from abusing that gentleness?

    What if a terrorist has a family trying to convince the SWAT that the culprit is just laying in bed and innocent, while the fucker is climbing out the window, fetching a knife to hold to his actual hostage's throat, or arming a grenade? Parents do a LOT to shield their criminally insane son from the fallout.
    What if there's a dangerous hostage situation without a second to lose, but the police now take a minute longer to figure out if it's actually prank? American High School Massacre X2?
    And you can route a mobile number to appear American you know?

    SWAT did EXACTLY what they're supposed to do. No need to disassemble their organization, just because society is full of sick fucks thinking they can do whatever they want.

    I feel bad for the victim, but it's the person making the call who's at fault.

    Surely some of those in the police should be facing charges too?
    Absolutely not. You don't hold the guns police officers are carrying responsible, or take them away, just because things could go wrong. Same as you don't hold SWAT responsible, or take it away as an effective tool.
    Reply -22
  • Bayonetta now available on Steam

  • Skirlasvoud 11/04/2017


    If there's ANY game that I felt console-jealous for as a PC player, Bayonetta was it. Tried emulating the bugger, results were crap, I can now finally purchase it for realsies. Thank you Platinum!
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  • PewDiePie launches weekly Twitch show, as advertisers back away from YouTube

  • Skirlasvoud 10/04/2017

    Congratulations Pewds. You are now literally a cancer, or a virus.

    You spout your garbage until the platform dies for lack of sponsor interest, then you leap over into your new host body until you go too far there.
    Reply +13
  • CD Projekt explains Cyberpunk trademark

  • Skirlasvoud 07/04/2017


    I think Trademark is a greyer area than that.

    I'm following this guy:

    He's a copyright and trademark attorney. That video of his, makes an EXCELLENT example of how Trademark works.

    Basically, if you want to weaponize trademark law, you need to show that your product is unique and that the other party is trying to emulate the spirit and feel of your trademark. You need to show an intent to confuse.

    "Cyberpunk" is a trademark that is ALMOST indefensible by it's very nature. Anything with a dystopian future is already Cyberpunk. CDProject Red isn't doing anything new, or unique. Anyone else using the name "Cyberpunk", actually writing about the actual genre, would be safe, as long as they're not copying what IS unique about CDPR's own game, which should be very little since the genre is so derivative.

    The only thing gained by CDPR, is that they've shielded themselves from copyright trolls doing the same. The attacks of these copyright trolls against CDPR would be just as rubbish, but more harmful than vise versa since the copyright trolls can actually hamper the development and release of Cyberpunk 2077, with nothing but spite and oodles of free time lost on their side.
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