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  • The unspoken rules of For Honor

  • Skirlasvoud 24/02/2017

    Reminds me of my days playing World of Warcraft.

    I'd go out and adventure with my Orc in Ganklethorn vale, and one time I happened upon a human 5 levels higher than me. Much to my relief, the guy didn't butcher me instantly.
    A minute later, just as the both of us figure out we can be civil towards each other, a fellow member of the Horde jumps out of the bushes and starts stabbing the human.
    I refuse to jump in, feeling that the human spared my life.
    The human butchers the other hordeling and shoots a few arrows at me too, before realizing I didn't participate, and the both of us bow to each other.
    My fellow Horde "ally" contacts me over whispers and wishes cancer upon me for not helping out since we could've taken him had we cooperated.

    Honour is confusing to people. Even I'm not sure whether I did the right thing.

    Best case scenario: you're so good at the game that you can live by your rules without dying. I think that's the essence of Honour; giving yourself an extra set of handicaps and thrive despite them, shows people what a bad-ass you are.
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  • Jim Sterling comes out on top as lawsuit with Digital Homicide dismissed

  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017


    Right! I almost forgot that this all started with Jim reacting to rumours they were censoring their own storepage and forums.
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017


    Plug said BEFORE they turned out to be mental cases. Steam removing them came afterwards.

    It is true that Jim can/could be very harsh on greenlight. Perhaps this is justified as he railed against the institution, but that does forget the fact that he is also indirectly harsh on the individual while doing so. Perhaps harsher than warranted if all the individual does is put a game up.

    Still, I'd like to think that the moment you put you're game out there in the public space, you're supposed to take a hit of criticism. That DigiHom responded the way it did, just shows how rotten the wall is if you give it a tap.
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017


    That is indeed true. I too, have to stop myself from buying too much into liking him and blinding myself to his shortcomings by scratching those up to just an act.

    It's an important reason why I also need to carefully consider his detractor's opinions and not just waive them.

    To that, there may very well be an element of dishonesty that needs to be considered.
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017


    I'd say that the petty vindictiveness toxifying the games scene, is exactly what necessitates Jim switching between serious commentator and comedic heckler to diminish tension and do his job.
    It's incredibly hard, if not impossible to have an honest critical opinion nowadays, without an army of detractors thinking that any sort of criticism is a sign of arrogance on the part of the critic. Just look what happens during the release of most hyped games. Jim simply owns it ahead of time.

    You are right though. In a better world, these things wouldn't have been done.
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017


    No, Jim WON the lawsuit. Not lost it. We're quite happy with ourselves.
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017

    The thing to understand about Sterling, is that he's a persona. He admitted to it himself, right in the beginning:

    Instead it should be more ironic... I don't know, just pulling this at random, some fat blogger with a whiny English accent, dressed up in a trenchcoat with glasses like he's some sort of rock star, with a background that makes it look like he's in a bad production of V for Vendetta. You know, something so blindingly, obviously ironic that only a fucking idiot would take it as a genuine persona.
    So whomever blames him for riding a high horse, kinda falls into the trap with eyes wide open.
    Follow him and you'll discover him to be a deeply self deprecating, self conscious and self critical individual, about anything ranging from his weight, kitschy taste, love of toys and sexuality.

    What's more, I actually think a degree of perceived arrogance is necessary to fill out the industry spectrum. We're living in a world where mere expert opinion is dismissed as an indulgence. Take it easy on your audience, and you face an army of trolls ready to make fun of you. This is sadly true in politics nowadays, but also in gaming. Just look at what happens during the release of any product carrying a lot of hype. Espouse any sort of criticism and you're immediately suspected of conceit and duplicity by detractors. Being part of the old way of doing things - "part of the establishment" - is scoffed at and looked down on as insincere.

    Jim to me, is a perfect example of how to counter this trend. The way he puts on airs deliberately, is rather brilliant. Because he presents a persona, he comes across as sincere, but at the same time the persona is fake enough to be immune against disingenuous attack. Those who want to look past what I think is a ruse, are capable of liking what we think is the man underneath and the message Jim espouses. I might be wrong and just seeing things admittedly, but that's how I choose to look at it.

    He reminds me a lot of what John Steward is doing to make a mockery of himself:

    And Jim isn't JUST ripping on things for subscribers. He has genuine tastes and will fawn over the things he likes to an almost geekish degree. He's created a Greenlight GoodStuff series to help great games get through Greenlight.
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  • Skirlasvoud 22/02/2017


    The long-running saga between YouTuber

    ...And that last word was as far as I needed to read, knowing nothing of even trivial importance would follow.
    Nope, nothing important at all. Merely the right to fair use, the ability to quash criticism by weaponizing the law and one of the best examples of Steam Greenlight excesses. Nothing important at all.

    "Youtuber" is a bit of a misnomer. Jim is a bona fide, small scale game critic, with his own website for reviews:
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  • Nier: Automata's Japanese launch tomorrow has English subtitles

  • Skirlasvoud 21/02/2017

    Should've saved that subheading for when the game itself reviews well.

    "Nier-er than we thought" is an awesome come-back to the subheading you gave the original review of Nier: "yet so far".

    Title practically writes its own punchlines.
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  • Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and Pro

  • Skirlasvoud 20/02/2017


    OK, before you get my 'argument', tell me exactly what was wrong in my post.
    This is wrong with your posts:
    "Back to school with you, mate."
    "Honestly, I'm feeding caviar to pigs here."
    "Think about it hard and try to use correct English this time."

    You're not so much concerned with language, as an arrogant provocateur looking for an internet fight. And since use of proper language is a sign of civility, it is obviously lost on you. I'm not wasting any decent debate that could have been had over this issue with you. Good day. Don't stumble over your tongue or typing fingers on your way over to the ignore list.
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/02/2017


    The sentence changes with the comma. There's two clauses. Besides, there's a liberal allowance on the comma when it makes a sentence easier to read. You're wrong. Unless you can make a proper counter argument, that's all the time I'm wasting on it.
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/02/2017


    We're all reasonable adults here. Eurogamer contributing to a balanced, well contemplated aggregate of all reviews out there, isn't going to sink anyone's battleship. I for one like being told if even a really good game has flaws.
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  • Skirlasvoud 20/02/2017

    The best 4K Pro release yet still looks phenomenal on base hardware.
    The best 4K Pro release, yet still looks phenomenal on base hardware.


    The best 4K Pro release yet, still looks phenomenal on base hardware.

    Either way, the sentence is in desperate need of a comma.
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  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • Skirlasvoud 16/02/2017

    I'm tracing strong parallels between how Pewdiepie and Donald Trump handle the Media. No sense of responsibility, ignores warnings that they're going too far and when the dam breaks, it's other people's fault. Reply -5
  • Skirlasvoud 14/02/2017


    Good riddance you incoherent man-child. I don't care if it's a bloody joke. You think before you speak when wading into hot water and if you don't have the tact to feel that shit out, you ARE a misogynistic, anti-Semitic racist by bloody definition.
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  • Fans really want to have sex with Mass Effect's new alien

  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2017

    Have we confirmed yet whether the monocle rat lobster wants to have sex with a human?

    Good thing these are fictional characters. The human race can be a bit of a creep. :p
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  • Watch: Johnny cooks the Baker family dinner from Resident Evil 7

  • Skirlasvoud 08/02/2017

    Johnny, these meals, do you dig up the recipe, or are you approximating from what you're seeing in the video game? Reply +4
  • YouTuber pleads guilty to FIFA gambling charges

  • Skirlasvoud 07/02/2017

    @Sildur Difference is in the Nationality. This guy was a Brit and the UK has strong gambling laws. Florida/the US doesn't and has no means of coming after theirs. Reply +1
  • Nioh review

  • Skirlasvoud 03/02/2017

    I'm a PC player only, but this is the so manyeth time I've had to look up wether a PS4 exclusive was available on Steam. It's really giving me the feeling PS4 is the place to be if I do ever get a console. Reply +2
  • Why VR might be the next weapon in the war on dementia

  • Skirlasvoud 29/01/2017

    Oh god those first three paragraphs are gut wrenching... Nearly all my grandparents went out like that.

    Well written.
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  • Punching Nazis

  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2017


    Hehehe. Not in the UK. Thanks for the link.
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  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2017

    @Mar27w A danger of Nazism is to think you can assign it by nationality and have it seep out of the box. No apology necessary. There were enough SS fighting in the ruins of Berlin that were also Danish, Dutch, Flemmings, Norwegians and French to assure that it's not just Germany's fault.
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  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2017

    Measured and intelligent opinion piece. There's things to be disagreed with for sure, but at least I'm happy Eurogamer is brave enough to inspire some much needed, public debate and reflection. Reply +12
  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2017


    Measured counterpoint. Thanks for making it good Sir.
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  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2017


    The first was black, the second was white. I'm anti-punching as a first resort, but my OCD almost obliges me to put him into a room with a native american and asian person next. Not that we should.
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  • Watch: Chris plays FTL for the first time, aids intergalactic slave trade

  • Skirlasvoud 28/01/2017

    Sounds like Chris is slowly figuring out the power... of the doors!

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  • Life of Black Tiger is the worst PS4 game we've ever played

  • Skirlasvoud 26/01/2017

    It continues!

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  • Skirlasvoud 26/01/2017

    Sony is just spreading the joy that is Steam Greenlight. Reply +10
  • The Fallout Sex Formula

  • Skirlasvoud 26/01/2017

    That was hilarious. To be fair, I spend at LEAST as much time as the Devs, coming up with characters that were really good at the horizontal tango in my teen years, so their efforts weren't wasted on me.

    ... Now I'm curious where I can get the cut content.
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  • Watch: Johnny cooks Kirby's super spicy curry

  • Skirlasvoud 25/01/2017

    Why are you deciding between chilli powder and adding whole chillies?

    Chop them up. I always add finely chopped chillies to most recipes that need spicing up.

    That said, dish looked great! Might actually be the first I'll try to emulate!
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  • When games get collectibles right

  • Skirlasvoud 25/01/2017

    @bad09 Let us know when you find a way to write about a game without drawing attention to it. Reply +1
  • Guillermo del Toro is not creatively involved “at all” with Death Stranding

  • Skirlasvoud 24/01/2017


    Still fun to speculate. Both Kohima and Del Toro are pretty out there when it comes to weird. Wouldn't be surprised if this is an elaborate goof, which makes it good to be kept up to date. At least I am.
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  • The killing joke: How Hitman turns murder into farce

  • Skirlasvoud 20/01/2017

    @Boomerang Put your money where your mouth is and let us know where you found these 6. You're seeing things for funsies. Reply +8
  • Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

  • Skirlasvoud 19/01/2017

    @vert1go Internet connectivity, yes. Approaches on how to deal with the internet itself, no. Reply +25
  • Skirlasvoud 19/01/2017


    "if Nintendo had used the same software used by anybody else to copy a NES cartridge to PC, wouldn't have got the same exact result?"

    Using the exact same software to copy is kind of the point. Because the old roms are so archaic, you need to reverse engineer the process first, before you can copy. It requires effort. And because it's a bit messy, the work is unique for everyone attempting it - much like a fingerprint. Nintendo managed to do it in such a way, that the result has the exact same fingerprint on it as a pirate who did it years ago. That's very suspect.

    Nintendo didn't put in the effort to reverse engineer their copy. They blatantly nicked the work off a pirate.
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  • Skirlasvoud 19/01/2017

    I believe this. They've barely figured out that the internet exist and Kimishimi is still chasing teens and their "youtube" off his lawn with DMCA carpet bombing.

    Wouldn't know the difference between homebrew emulation and an original cartridge if Mario climbed out and kicked them in the plumbing.
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  • Watch: Johnny makes the sinner's sandwich from Deadly Premonition

  • Skirlasvoud 18/01/2017

    Mr. Johnny Chiodini. Making judgements based on two bites, is always a sign of bad game reviewers. So says Mr. Skirlasvoud. Reply +2
  • Intel Kaby Lake: Core i7 7700K review

  • Skirlasvoud 15/01/2017

    @Fake_Blood They don't need to lower their prices. There's no other equivalent on the market. Where else are you going to go?

    Lack of competition is making this hardware expensive.
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  • Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

  • Skirlasvoud 13/01/2017

    Really like the European version. Gives me more of a "rich adventure" vibe. I'm also more partial to colour and a breezy atmosphere than I am grey reflection like every other military shooter. To me colour doesn't equate simplicity and a lack of serious engagement.
    I'd be more likely to pick up the EU version and give the jewelcase a curious glance, than I would the US version if both were next to each other.

    Don't think you're overestimating it Wesley. I think Nintendo is onto something towards how each market works.
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  • Watch: Here's how switching the Nintendo Switch works

  • Skirlasvoud 13/01/2017

    Those tiny little side controllers and my huge Sasquatch hands...

    I'm happy to see/hope to see that bigger controller coming with it. Really interested, especially if Bayonetta will be on it. It's either the Switch or a PS4 if I'm going to get a console.
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  • Watch: Ian plays 90 minutes of Gravity Rush 2, forgets which way is up

  • Skirlasvoud 10/01/2017


    That's what I figured after thinking about it for a while! Thought you meant it in a fashion sense, or one of sentimentality.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/01/2017


    You need a reason? Aaawww. /puts scarf away
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/01/2017

    I think forgetting which way is up is exactly what this game sets out to do. :D I'm sorry right now I'm restricting myself to just the PC, reasons being both this and Horizon Zero. Reply 0
  • Frog Fraction 2 is real, it's here, but is it any good?

  • Skirlasvoud 06/01/2017

    I'm actually rather fond of Glittermitten Grove. Too bad it's price and scope are handicapped by the presence of FF2 Reply 0
  • The 50 most exciting games of 2017

  • Skirlasvoud 06/01/2017

    No Pyre on the list? Come on, it's from the makers of Bastion and Transistor. Pure should be on there if it's even half as good. Reply 0
  • At the moment, Astroneer is a fascinating inversion of typical sci-fi wonder

  • Skirlasvoud 03/01/2017

    Don't forget about Subnautica, which is actualiteit very similar in idea and execution, but a couple of dozen to thousands of feet under the ocean. Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky changed the video game hype train forever

  • Skirlasvoud 27/12/2016

    I think the message of this article is over ambitious. Like Monyleux, the industry won't change. It says it'll listen and has learned its lesson, but it will keep doing it as long as gamers are pre-ordering idiots who defend the product they're excited for. Reply 0
  • Stephen's Sausage Roll review

  • Skirlasvoud 25/12/2016

    This site is awesome. I love you guys. Happy Christmas! Reply +5
  • Watch: We made Stephen's Sausage Roll for real

  • Skirlasvoud 25/12/2016

    Putting sausage meat into a sausage roll makes a fairly decent meal. Who'da thunk it?

    Then again, Johnny has put pork into a fair decent amount of these recipes. Pork makes everything palpable. :p
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  • 2016 was all about the little details

  • Skirlasvoud 24/12/2016

    For me, 2016 was about games taking old ideas and reiterating on them with a high degree of polish. So yeah, detail! My eurogamer top 5 was full of them.

    Dishonored 2 reiterated on the first, Thief, the stealth genre and level design.
    Zombie Terror redid Lemmings in a fresh new way.
    Space Run galaxy too everything out of Tower defence it could.
    Civ 6 changed up its formula incrementally.
    Overwatch... Well, it's Blizzard, it always does this: take old ideas and near perfect them.

    2016 didn't so much give us a brand new game that jumps out in the mind, as firmly and quitly move the goalposts forward on a lot of them. I enjoyed it!
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