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  • Watch: This is the Police is fun, but ill-judged

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @Sheetbike

    Sorry if the comments section is giving you headaches Johnny.

    Please stay. Wouldn't want you to go the way of Feedbackula (although Eurogamer could use it from time to time, although hopefully rarer than elsewise.)
    Reply -4
  • Feast your eyes on the best Overwatch fan art around

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @ronorra

    Would not be surprised if that were included in the new skin sets Blizzard's bound to release.

    That is, if it's not too heavily trademarked.

    Nice!
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @Bertie

    Cheers Bertie. Following that Casual Series gave me something to fill my breaks with. :D

    Totally not Phallic

    Been telling people Pharah's the hottest character. I love definition on a woman. ^^
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    Love the one of Grandma Ana and a cup of tea. Made me chuckle. :lol:

    And I would have gone and see that McCree movie if the title wasn't already a thing. That Artist's poster is better than the real thing.

    Reply +3
  • Why No Man's Sky fans are worried about a patented Superformula

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @Ashkorsair It's used in that song, sardonically or ironically to regale said glory days and it was written by someone FROM Holland. The other lines quickly address not leaving "The Lion standing in his shirt". How long was it ago that THAT animal was used on our banners. The 17th century? When the Holland term came to the fore?

    I'm allowing it, but like I said, not when you're going in-depth and referring to specific parts of the Netherlands that aren't in Holland.

    Even wikipedia states it's an outdated, not factually correct (certainly not for an journalistic article) term and not all the Dutch are fond of it. Certainly not many who aren't living in Holland. There ARE other provinces that aren't just "de achterhoek" you know. We don't need "randstad" centricity.
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 21/07/2016

    @nobloodyname

    I know. I've been in England and I know how it goes. Actually the history geek within me gets happy whenever it happens.
    Long time ago, the Dutch Provinces saw each other as separate states and people's identities were tied to a province. And since nearly all our sailors and ships sailed out from the province of Holland, these ships and sailors would all answer with "Holland" when asked where they were from. Meanwhile, all these small allied provinces WERE insignificant enough to the rest of the world that the entire bloc came to be referred to as "Holland" for ease of use. It stuck after we truly unified into a single nation.
    Like I said, I understand. Especially from the British, because when our Navy did refer to itself as being "From Holland", we were still important enough to get into full blown naval spats over dominance of the sea with them in the 17th century. Even burned the English Fleet at harbor once at Medway. When we did finally unify, Britania was well on its way to winning that rivalry, us slipping off the world stage and the concept of "Netherland" passing by most people's awareness.

    Holland's a bit of a recall term to past glory, though it shouldn't be when the rest of the Netherlands does something worthwhile for a change, like inventing a formula, or more negatively, bothering No Man's Sky. ;-)

    Enough History lessons, on with reading the article.
    Reply +32
  • Skirlasvoud 21/07/2016

    @wyp100

    Cheers. I know it's semantics, but as a Dutchman, the old "Holland" designation for my country sometimes peeves me.

    Refer to my country as Holland, fine, but if you're referring to a specific place within the country, more specificity is required.
    Reply +14
  • Skirlasvoud 21/07/2016

    The company, based in Tilburg, Holland, is involved...
    Tilburg isn't in Holland!

    The Netherlands has 12 provinces, including North Holland, South Holland (together Holland), North Brabant and 9 others provinces.

    Tilburg is the Provincial capital of North-Brabant, therefore, Tilburg isn't in Holland.


    Tilburg is in the Netherlands and if you want to get detailed enough to include in which province, it should be North-Brabant. The company is Dutch.
    Reply +30
  • Pokémon Go fan actually catches 'em all

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    Redditor ftb_hodor has filled his Pokédex with every creature currently available in the game, in the US, after walking a staggering 153.2km
    How is 150 kilometers staggering? I've been on hiking holidays where I did close to that in 5 days, across Swedish hillsides no less.
    Reply +1
  • System Shock reboot is coming to PS4

  • Skirlasvoud 20/07/2016

    Fallout New Vegas devs? Did not know that. My faith in this product has just increased tenfold. Reply +11
  • The story behind War for the Overworld's messy development

  • Skirlasvoud 19/07/2016

    @Noontide

    So what's next for Brightrock games? Any other releases down the pipeline?
    Reply +2
  • Has Steam Greenlight had its day?

  • Skirlasvoud 16/07/2016

    @Enaksan

    His GreenLight Good Stuff series is a wonderful initiative, but after four years of crap, there's nothing that can redeem Steam's Greenlight. The only contact I have with it is through the links in Jim's Good Stuff trailers. I simply don't have the time or willpower to wade myself into the sea of crap.

    For every good title, shit like this floats along to forever tarnish the service:
    Everything past 12:13 is sheer cringe. The only reason this got greenlit through a combination of ironic voting and manipulating through groups that sell votes. Greenlight has nothing to do with good games.

    Greenlight has cancer, because a free market open to the audience is retarded. It needs to die.


    I'm only considering sites that are curated, like GOG, for my indie games. Yes, this means that only 1-2% of the current Greenlight games will go through and only when they're of the highest standards, but we really don't need that many.

    I'm sorry budding developers, but if EVERYONE is into game developing and you see that market and think "me too!" you'd better have a FANTASTIC product, or you don't get to ask yourself why people aren't giving you a chance and why you're bombing financially. The market is simply too crowded and not everyone sees the light of day or financial success, you included.

    Reminds me a lot of a similar article that Totalbiscuit discussed:
    The indie market is saturated. Consider that your dream isn't good enough and that a desk job unrelated to game development is healthier living. Just because you have a dream, doesn't mean you need to believe in it and follow your heart. That's harsh, but unfortunately true. There's a BIG CHANCE world doesn't need your greenlight entry or game enough for it to be financially viable. Artistically viable, maybe as I like the option being there, but it's little wonder why indie games bomb financially nowadays.
    Reply -2
  • Fallout: New Vegas mod maker asks: did Fallout 4 DLC rip me off, or was it just "inspired" by my work?

  • Skirlasvoud 15/07/2016

    To be fair, all Fallout 4 robots sound very British. Give me a cast of British sounding characters and I'll either enact a period drama or... a murder mystery.

    The rest of this is tropes straight out of said murder mystery.

    Still, this sticks so close to the DLC I can see why people would be suspicious.
    Reply 0
  • UK police ask politely: "don't Pokémon and drive"

  • Skirlasvoud 15/07/2016

    A Portsmouth adult shop labelled as a Pokéstop has had to put up a sign telling people not to come in playing the game.
    How else will I catch Digglets, or the legendary Gimpopotamus?
    Reply +2
  • Highest-earning game on Patreon cancelled amidst developer squabble

  • Skirlasvoud 15/07/2016

    To be fair, I used to write stories for a similarly minded project called "Corruption of Champions" before its creator ran a successful Patreon for "Trials in Tainted Space". Both games were text based, but just as...

    Let's say you don't want to google that either.

    In fact, I'm using prior experience to write an interactive erotic novel with gaming-esque systems in a similar vein, but far more stylish and less braindead than this stuff. Few more months, maybe a year when I have it properly finished, I might launch a Patreon/Kickstarter of my own to get it published on Kindle or IOS. Using a website called "Inklewriter" (Great for interactive stories) to put it together. Might even use the Patreon/Kickstarter money to hire an artist to do illustrations (I like Michael Manning: http://www.thespidergarden.net/ )

    Anyhow, being a minor contributor to "this sort of game", I know how surprisingly popular smut can be.
    Reply +9
  • Watch: Six terrible games from awesome developers

  • Skirlasvoud 14/07/2016

    Why are (nearly) all the "worst ever" entries 2-D fighting games? Reply 0
  • Necropolis has been delayed on consoles

  • Skirlasvoud 08/07/2016

    Still unsure, but definitely interested in this one. Looks stylish, but I'm not sure I'm getting it yet and how it stands out from all the other isometric hack and slash.

    Bring on the reviews.
    Reply +1
  • Overwatch teases its next hero, probably a support sniper

  • Skirlasvoud 06/07/2016

    Support sniper is good. People who are fond of sniper classes currently, seem particularly unwilling to tank or support. This should fix that.

    The tweet features a proposed blueprint for a new "prototype biotic rifle", designed by Overwatch's Torbjörn, with accompanying comments from himself and Mercy. She notes her concerns that although the rifle has been designed with medical purposes in mind, it could potentially be weaponised. Interesting!
    Yeah, the rifle can shoot. Of course it can. However, I don't think that this is what mercy is concerned about; that her biotic healing technology is so close to a weapon. She's more concerned that the actual biotic field will be used for harm.

    This sniper may be able to launch biotic AoE spheres that can DAMAGE enemies.

    Also, Reaper mentions Sombra "not being there when you need her". I haven't delved much into overwatch's lore, but I do know that Reaper and Widow are the shady characters. If Sombra falls in with the likes of Reaper and is using the biotic technology, we might well see some offensive uses out of the good old healing bubble.
    Reply +2
  • Yooka-Laylee successfully Kickstarts themed socks

  • Skirlasvoud 06/07/2016

    @dstick

    I live in a student city where people can frequently be seen wearing animal themed pajamas or Pikachu hats in broad daylight in the middle of the street as a goof. I'm willing to go heels over head on this one.
    Reply +5
  • Watch: The alien races that look like beautiful human women by amazing coincidence

  • Skirlasvoud 03/07/2016

    @JackieMortes

    I wouldnt. I couldt stand her personality. That she resembles a female is the only thing she got going for herself.

    I'd consider romancing Tali no matter what's underneath the mask. I actually preferred them not telling us. In hindsight not because her personality is MUCH better, but because she's more interesting.
    Reply +5
  • Scorn is H.R. Giger-inspired nightmare fuel

  • Skirlasvoud 01/07/2016

    Kinda missing the whole bizarre eroticism present in most Giger works (I'm a freak), but this is more than enough to get me excited. :) Even just walking around a world like this would be worth a few quid. Reply +1
  • Woman awarded $10k after suing Microsoft for sneaky Windows 10 upgrade

  • Skirlasvoud 28/06/2016

    @Negotiator

    Raarwraargh! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!
    Reply -3
  • 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.
    Reply +18
  • 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.
    Reply +5
  • Bloodstained demo is now available for backers

  • Skirlasvoud 23/06/2016



    Jim Sterling seems happy about it. He wasn't about No.9
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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
    Reply +12
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole lets you play as a girl

  • Skirlasvoud 21/06/2016

    @LiamK

    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.
    Reply +4
  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    @ghostgate2001

    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.
    Reply +8
  • Ex-Ubisoft devs' crowdfunded RPG ReRoll has been cancelled

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    @Bambot

    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?
    Reply +5
  • 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?
    Reply +10
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • Why Mass Effect: Andromeda won't acknowledge your ME3 ending choice

  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    @andrewsqual

    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?
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 20/06/2016

    @riceNpea

    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.
    Reply 0
  • 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

    @marcustenghult
    @Pasco

    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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply -3
  • 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.
    Reply -2
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • Watch: 6 Overwatch tips that will make you a better player, promise

  • Skirlasvoud 02/06/2016

    @Apostate

    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.
    Reply +1
  • The Warcraft movie is too faithful by half

  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016

    @Derblington

    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.
    Reply +4
  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016

    @matthewlynch

    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.
    Reply +12
  • Skirlasvoud 30/05/2016

    @matthewlynch

    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.
    Reply +1
  • 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

    @The-Jack-Burton

    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:
    http://kotaku.com/inside-the-surprisingly-big-overwatch-porn-scene-1778229605

    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

    @Rogueywon

    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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