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  • UK gov changing law to get tough on internet trolling

  • TarickStonefire 20/10/2014

    @Darth_Flibble
    "I can't believe people think that saying "xbone sucks" or what ever is going to land them in prison. Its for the scum who harass, say they will rape them and send death threats via social media as they think they can say whatever they want. Some think they have the right to harass and send threats people for various reasons, being bored or a bit mental)"
    Exactly. Dunno what people are upset about, why do internet users jerk their knee and flap around in a panic without ever engaging their Common Sense?
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  • Dino Crisis is Shinji Mikami's forgotten gem

  • TarickStonefire 19/10/2014

    @craigperry1 Good grammar can be so annoying, can't it? Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 19/10/2014

    I remember when this came out. Resident Evil with dinosaurs, was all I could see it as. Never bothered. So apparently it was good? Hmm. Reply -6
  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • TarickStonefire 19/10/2014

    @Oxybelis So there's old 3DS, old 3DS XL, new 3DS, new 3DS LL and new 3DS XL? Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 19/10/2014

    I'm confused. How many different 3DS models are there now? Which one is aimed at me as an adult? Reply 0
  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • TarickStonefire 19/10/2014

    @kmag94
    "And while it doesn't hurt me that these feminists get to say whatever they want and get to treat any criticism they receive as sexist trolls, it does irritate the living shit out of me. "
    Hmm. "any criticism" - do they though? Do they treat ANY criticism as sexist trolls? Or just the ones that are, in fact, sexist trolls?

    Because ironically enough, it seems like the reverse is definitely true: gamer gate kiddies treat *any* criticism of their games as some kind of fatwa against them and react accordingly. ANY criticism or critique at all.
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  • TarickStonefire 19/10/2014

    @kmag94
    And gamersgate is really a response to all the cowardly journalists who won't even criticize anything Anita Sarkeesian or Zoe Quinn have said. I'm not saying that the gaming sites should send death threats but a little constructive criticism would be nice.
    Why? WHY?

    Why does it goddamn matter what Sarkeesian's opinions on games are, so much that you NEED games sites to 'take her down a peg' or whatever it is you want?

    And who gives a FUCK who Quinn may or many not have slept with (she didn't, it would seem, insofar as those accusations go, not that it's ANY of our goddamned business).

    Just play your fucking games and let other people have their opinions. They don't hurt you in ANY way.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @_tangent You're using bad examples.

    A website has an opinion. Theirs to have. Theirs to air. Their site to do it on. Nobody can stop them. They're entitled to hold it and to air it, especially as it's not in any way racist or similarly nasty. It's just an opinion that a lot of kiddies don't like.

    So what do the kiddies do? Try to suppress the opinion. Try to shut the website up. It's not enough for them that they could walk away, ignore the site, not patronise the site or give it any page hits. No, they're just so ANGRY that this site continues to have an opinion they don't like.

    Not one that's in any way illegal or borderline illegal, just one they don't like.

    So what do they do? They try to punish the site by petitioning advertisers to pull ads.

    If the advertiser pulls their ads, that's their decision. But they were egged on to do it by kiddies that, and I must stress this again, SIMPLY DIDN'T LIKE THE OPINION THEY READ.

    If that's not PRECISELY the sort of unethical silencing of dissenting opinions that the kiddies are accusing all those sites on their pathetic ban list of engaging in in the first place, I don't know what is.

    Again, it's what they did and how they did it that's hypocritical. The rest is just semantics.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @_tangent Yes, I agree, ones gender is utterly irrelevant when it comes to assessing how much of a dick someone is, and I daresay she's done or said some dickish things in the arguments with people who have also done or said some dickish things within the same conflict.

    People can be dicks.

    But like you say, doesn't even come close to warranting the reaction.
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @_tangent It's not at all irrelevant that the site hosting the free speech is contingent on ad revenue. It's PRECISELY the point. If it wasn't, why would GamerGate kiddies have targeted the advertisers to stop them advertising?

    To reduce the ad revenue.
    To punish the site.
    To oppose the opinions being aired there.
    To stop their free speech.

    Have another go, please do, but these are the facts.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @Kzin She lies about being a gamer? You mean she's never played a game in her life?

    If that's so, and I've so far only got your word for it, how does she know anything at all about the content of the games she has opinions on?
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @_tangent
    "@TarickStonefire

    Here's a link to an article which details some of the allegations which have been made against her, and talks about GG more broadly:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/09/04/gamergate-a-closer-look-at-the-controversy-sweeping-video-games/

    EDIT: here's a link to an interview with TFYC, a charity organisation dedicated to getting more women into games development. Their side of the story, obviously, but Quinn behaved pretty poorly:

    http://apgnation.com/archives/2014/09/09/6977/truth-gaming-interview-fine-young-capitalists"
    Okaaaay. Read those, don't really see wheat's so terrible that it warrants the reaction. She has opinions, and has argued with people. So what? She's gone on Twitter to air her opinions and people reading them flooded the site she mentioned and it came down - accidentally. Doesn't seem to be an orchestrated DDOS but of *course* each side has their own opinion on that. Again, so what?

    I don't disagree that (insert name of anyone involved in this at all) can be/is controversial in their opinions, but I have yet to see anything warranting the full on vilification the internet has subjected them to.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @_tangent Free speech is not contingent on ad revenue, no. But the site hosting the free speech is, otherwise GamerGate kiddies wouldn't have focussed on depriving the site of the ad revenue.

    You can WALL OF TEXT all you like to try and claim otherwise, but it's a tactic to oppress an opinion, nothing more.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @Drygore
    "TarickStonefire wrote:
    @Drygore "But bad seeds like Quinn are not worth defending. "

    What exactly has she done that's just so awful?

    I'm at work atm. But Google around and you'll find plenty of info. Not all true ofc, but enough is."
    No, mate, I asked you. It's okay, I'll wait. But I have no intention of wasting my day googling for info and working out which of it is bullshit. I asked you seeing as you're the one making the claims.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @Kzin "Are you talking about Sarkeesian? She isn't a gamer, shes on camera saying that her self. She is a liar, a con artist."

    Explain.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @Drygore "But bad seeds like Quinn are not worth defending. "

    What exactly has she done that's just so awful?
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @mega-gazz
    @TarickStonefire I couldn't care less what some idiot kids did. I don't even know the incidents you refer to and neither do I class myself as part of 'gamergate'.

    I'm more concerned with sites like EG making comments along the lines of This is not to say that some people who have aligned themselves with GamerGate don't have legitimate points of view. But at this stage, their association with it can only rob them of that legitimacy.

    Pretty much saying any of the legitimate issues that have been brought up as a result of the whole mess can't be dealt with in a legitimate way, just because internet trolls are doing what they always do.
    I don't follow what the problem is. What EG is saying in that paragraph is, any legitimate statements made by less angry troll-tastic 'members' are somewhat undermined by the negativity and hatefulness of the 'movement' they 'belong' to.

    And that perhaps if they just left the 'movement' behind and discussed these topics without the association with the trolling and the spite and the sniping and the doxxing and the whatever the fuck else these two sides are doing to each other, something positive might actually emerge.

    Which, to me, seems a perfectly reasonable observation.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    "@TarickStonefire Yes, that is what the people of GamerGate are threatened by.

    Art does not have to represent perfect morality, but those like Anita think it ought to. And somehow violence is okay, and violence against women isn't.

    How about we just let devs make what they want to make and let people play what they want to play? What's wrong with that?"
    Well.

    Firstly, so what if a person has opinions about sexism in games? Those are her opinions. She is entitled to them. It's not hurting you if she shares them. It's not joing to the the end of games or some such. The "worst" that could happen (if you want to be melodramatic about it) is that attitudes to women in games may shift such that women are less often depicted in fancy bondage gear, and get to be the lead more often, and the damsel in distress less often.

    Personally I don't see that as a bad thing, but if you do, well, grow up.

    Secondly, "How about we just let devs make what they want to make and let people play what they want to play? What's wrong with that?" is a ridiculous statement. It essentially gives permission for developers to make any statement they want because "well it's just a game". They could be as offensive, racist, sexist, whatever as they like but "it's just a game".

    No, don't think so.

    Developers currently have as much latitude as they need to tackle very challenging topics - or not tackle them at all. Up to them. They're doing just fine mostly. Very few games need to have a message, some are just fine being as dumb as they like (RAGE, for example), whereas others take much more thoughtful topics and explore those (Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, Papers Please, Depression Quest, etc). Both are fine. Not everything needs to be what you would probably mislabel as 'politically correct'.

    It's just that some people feel, are entitled to their feeling, that sometimes games lean lazily on sexist tropes and a lot of the time they could do a lot better with the exact same material but a few tweaks.

    You lot seem to think that just because one person out there takes this opinion to an extreme length, that you're under attack by *everyone*. You're not even really under attack by that one person. It's just her opinion and she's just trying to catalyse discussion.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @TekMerc "I asked a reasonable question over 2 hours ago and everyone has ignored it, so I'll ask it again.

    Exactly what damage has been caused to the industry by the obviously systemic corruption that threatens to destroy the very thing we as video game consumers hold dear to us?

    What exactly is the big deal that even warrants a 'moderate' hashtag campaign?"

    Yes I'd love to see an answer to this question too.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @dirtysteve "Nearly every gaming publication denounces a movement that questions gaming publications? Shocker."

    You say that like it means something.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/10/2014

    @kbshadow Obvious troll is obvious.

    I see he's deleted his post, which was outright sexism, from around the 1970s.
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  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    @stryker1121 "GG just being a group of disembodied voices is the problem. If there's good intentions in GG, the movement has done a wretched job of making those intentions clear.

    Personally I see GG as a negative campaign to silence voices they don't agree with, I'm talking core precepts of the mission and not the obvious hateful trolls who've glommed on to the hashtag for the lulz."

    I agree with this.
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    @dushanstojchev I dunno, I think if I got threatened DAILY with murder and rape simply for having an opinion, then found out that in that particular state the police had no intention of searching for concealed weapons, I might just go "you know what? Fuck this."

    I feel for her, frankly.
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  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    @mega-gazz "So now I can't question the ethical practices of the games industry without also being a woman hating death threat sender?

    A convenient way to silence people indeed."

    Kind of like a thousand gamer gate kids screaming at Nintendo to stop dealing with a website that has a different opinion to them on something.

    Kind of like a thousand gamer gate kids screaming at Intel to stop dealing with a webiste that has a different opinion to them on something.

    Both a result of gamer gate.

    Neither about ethics.

    GREAT WORK! And exactly the same silencing tactics as you're all upset about.
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  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    I preferred it when EG completely ignored all this gamer gate bollocks. We don't need that born-from-hatred 'movement' solving our ethics problems, us regular, reasonable humans can manage that just fine without idiots thinking that anything they personally disagree with is unethical.

    So boring. Let the regular adults get along with the gaming and the discussion, folks. Go shout at each other in a corner or something.
    Reply +4
  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    @falcond.stormvoice He said "threatened by" not "winding themselves up into an almighty hissy fit over absolutely nothing" Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    @emanuelpereira1 Out of interest, do you think the FBI's verdict on the threat means it's okay to make those threats?

    Because it isn't.

    Just focussing on this particular point here.
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  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    I've never really been that bemused by online fads. But this one really confuses me.

    I mean, what kind of movement calling for better ethics harasses Nintendo to stop sending review copies to Polygon just because the Bayonetta reviewer happened to OH NOES have an opinion that wasn't a clone of everybody else's opinion?

    Sure, they're really focussed on ethics. Not at all focussed on bullying and stamping their feet and scweaming and scweaming until they're sick in the corner.

    Apart from anything else, us regular reasonable normal human beings that like games were able to do something about Dorito-gate without resorting to quite this level of pure viciousness. Perhaps that's because this 'movement' was born from hatred of Zoe Quinn, and any pretence that it's evolved is just a fantasy.
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  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    @pjbliverpool "To all the people saying they are now going to leave Eurogamer is response to this article. Awesome. Piss off, and ... Close the door on your way out ... ."

    Edited, because it's much stronger without the derogatory comments,
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  • TarickStonefire 17/10/2014

    Good article, matches pretty much everything I think about this whole nonsense. Reply -3
  • Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

  • TarickStonefire 11/10/2014

    "On or about September 13th 2013 GTA V was released for the Play Station and XBOX 360 video consoles for which the video game is played."

    How much is she paying these monkeys?!
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  • TarickStonefire 11/10/2014

    @Harmonica "Funny and sad at the same time. Lohan was a talented young actress and the industry ate her up and spat her out again. It's not her fault but this is what happens."

    Did the Industry force all that coke up her nose and booze down her throat? Parents and friends did that.
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  • TarickStonefire 11/10/2014

    @Daeltaja I think they're clinging to the physical appearance thing because it's all they've got (and they've not even got that) but what this is really about is the missions involving that character.

    That's where they really make it obvious the character is based on Lohan, and that's the bit she'll be upset about, but it never names her and it could be any starlet really.

    Also, satire.
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  • TarickStonefire 10/10/2014

    As Paul_cz says, it's blatantly obviously based on her. And so fucking what? Satire, darling. Reply +2
  • Sony "temporarily holding back" DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus edition

  • TarickStonefire 09/10/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Awww, you make it all sound so simple.

    How does one 'stress test' for thousands of players all over the world all trying to log on at the exact same time, without getting thousands of players all over the world to log on at the exact same time?

    Don't say "write a script that mimics the effect" because it don't work like that.

    I'm pretty sure they'll have tried to anticipate a rush. But the regularity of these online meltdowns must SURELY suggest to you genii that it's just not as simple as "stress test it dur".
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  • TarickStonefire 09/10/2014

    I can see why players are frustrated, but to be honest I don't think you can solve these issues purely by throwing more servers at it, which seems to be what people are asking for. These days, I think you just have to accept that hugely popular online games are going to creak like fuck for the first few days. Just get used to it. Reply -3
  • TarickStonefire 08/10/2014

    Has someone found some way to make this about gamerfence yet? Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 08/10/2014

    @pauldouglas
    "I think they need to bear in mind that the PS Plus Edition is not free, it is just free at point of use. it has still been paid for, in advance no less. They need to do something to make it up to the subscribers because this ha sliterally happened with no warning. Maybe give free access to an extra DLC car or something?"
    Jesus Christ, and to think I've actually argued against gamers being a bunch of demanding whining entitled tossers at times over the last few months.
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 08/10/2014

    Seriously, they're giving away a brand new game for "free"on PS+?

    Gosh. I would say that's quite impressive, but it really must be as bland as the reviews say.
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  • Video: Watch us play Alien: Isolation's DLC from 5pm BST

  • TarickStonefire 08/10/2014

    @TomGaming Hey Tom, hows your one man mission to clean up a website that was already doing everything you demanded it do waaaaaay before you decided to demand it going? Reply 0
  • Disney removes Tiny Death Star without telling the developer

  • TarickStonefire 07/10/2014

    @TomGaming Read the thread you started, a link there. Or, just use your eyes and navigate to the forum, then click the drop down sub-forum nav menu.

    The EG sub-forums are at the bottom of the list - there are actually several that you've not found, not just one! ;)
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  • TarickStonefire 07/10/2014

    @TomGaming What this needs is some guy to post in the main forum asking for a sub-forum where we discuss EG, despite there having been a sub-forum where we discuss EG for the last decade, pretty much.

    You're just the man for the job, Tom! Get to it.

    ;)
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  • TarickStonefire 07/10/2014

    Tiny Death Star launched last November and was created by the Tiny Tower developer Nimblebit.
    Wrooooooooooong.

    They did the other Tiny Tower games, all they did on this one was sell the name and the licence to LucasArts or whoever actually made the game.

    Come on, Jeffrey. You might be in the USA but you've got a journalism degree right?
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  • TarickStonefire 07/10/2014

    Tiny Death Star launched last November and was created by the Tiny Tower developer Nimblebit.
    Not according to Touch Arcade who have a story up that says actually Nimblebit was only the consultant. LucasArts did the lot, NimbleBit simply licensed out their Tower name and design.

    http://toucharcade.com/2014/10/03/disney-pulls-mobile-star-wars-games/

    Games journalism FTW.
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  • Roundabout review

  • TarickStonefire 06/10/2014

    @iceytoa1 I see what you did there and don't know why people neg a good sense of humour :) Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 06/10/2014

    AN 8/10 has to be absolutely stonking game, really special, and only just blow it on a couple of points. For me personally, this doesn't look like that kind of 8/10 game, I reckon I'd TYRE of this in half an hour, maybe an hour.

    Not criticising the score. Just demonstrating my ability to relate someone else's opinion to my own personal preferences, and filter their opinion accordingly. Seems like a skill a lot of people should learn.
    Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 06/10/2014

    @retr0gamer
    It reminds me a lot of Kuru Kuru Kururin on GBA.
    Well that's not surprising... ;)

    Roundabout's taken more from Kuru Kuru Kururin than its central spindizzy mechanic.
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  • Alien: Isolation review

  • TarickStonefire 03/10/2014

    The problem with making an alien game is if it followed the best alien films it'd either expend interest in the alien very quickly, or it would be boring as all hell for 90% of the time as you crept around not fighting anything at all - and then it would be on you and you'd be dead and that's the end of the game. Reply +3
  • TarickStonefire 03/10/2014

    How dare different people at different sites with different personal opinions have slightly different review scores for this.

    GAMERGATE LOSERS: READY FOR BATTLE!
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  • TarickStonefire 03/10/2014

    @Dynasty2021 "And some of the footage I've seen...you're LITERALLY under a desk, with the Alien like 5 feet from you, and you're telling me it can't smell you???"

    You really ought to watch the first Alien film all the way to the end. Aliens don't hunt through smell. If they did, Ripley wouldn't have made it to the end of the film.

    (she's in a confined space with it at the end of the film, she's terrified and sweating and practically naked and it doesn't sense her until it's way, way too late, so no, they don't hunt through smell!)
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