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  • Modders are already having fun with Sega Mega Drive classics on Steam

  • bad09 29/04/2016

    This is very cool of SEGA. Oddly enough know I was thinking of buying the collection a little while ago. I have 'em all on emulator anyway but I picked up Golden Axe on the hub for some reason and was gonna fill up the rest. I don't mind buying a few again and this rather excellent move seals it.

    Well played SEGA.
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  • Here's what Doom's single-player campaign looks like

  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @Cyclone

    I know I was in my first job after school when my boss brought in that good old shareware version on one of these



    It was all fields around here to... :(
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    Thank god they let you turn off the highlighting stuff, Why do developers do that? It's awful.

    Looks like what Doom 3 should have been.....but Doom 3 was 12 years ago. Will probably pick it up (it's Doom!) but I can't say that footage impressed very much, I do hope playing is more exciting than watching 'cos that looked a bit dull if I'm honest. I suppose it was on Hurt Me Plenty though.

    One extremely jarring thing though, bloody upgrades to painfully unlock in a Doom now? WTF? Just give me a gun and leave me to murder death kill hell spawn! *sigh* Modern gaming...
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  • Cliff Bleszinski's return to video games

  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @Mar27w

    Yeah I'd put ROTS higher TFA myself. Watch it again over the weekend funnily enough great film.

    I get your meaning on TFA not feeling like Star Wars but that is probably due to so many similarities with Ep4. It was almost like a reboot of ANH than a continuation of the saga. It showed promise though and JJ even limited his terrible, terrible, terrible lens flare gimmick so hopefully ep8 will improve.

    Rogue One looks the nuts though, cannot wait for that!
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @arcam

    She may greet him I can't remember but she learns of Han from Reys look. Someone said on here he regretted that shot and he thought it should have been Chewie (of course it should have been!). Not sure if true though.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    Yeah I've always wondered why he never got a medal :)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @riceNpea

    Yeah all those years waiting to captain the Falcon and Rey comes in and snatches it away. That shot of him smiling at her? He's actually thinking about crushing her spine.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @arcam

    JJ understood shit, Leia walks straight past chewy to Rey. Unforgivable! :)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    I liked Ep7 to...but lets be honest with ourselves it was a bit of a crock of shite.:) Reply +1
  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    I guess you could argue by using white characters it's marketed to whites, the colour of the characters has never really been something I've seen anyone worrying about myself but I'll agree.

    Personally I always think it's just easy for them to do some generic copy of the stereotype "hero" for their games. As I've implied in this thread this diversity thing just wasn't an issue until recent years so as games moved to "cinematic" they just used a standard Hollywood image of the hero. After all games are not War and Peace, most of them have some cliche Hollywood plot to explain all the fighting anyway.

    It's less about not offering diversity and more "just it throw in the cliche hero and be done, nice and easy". I don't think white characters even represent the white guys myself :)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @FenderMaster

    Why feel this empathy though? it's just videogames I don't want people to have empathy for me because my skin colour is not represented in games much.

    Why do you think women need a videogame "hero" anyway? Men don't need animated "heros" from their simple unimportant videogames. Sure some characters become gaming "icons" but that ranges from men, women and blue hedgehogs anyway.

    I dunno maybe I'm getting too old for this gaming lark people seem to add so much more meaning to it now to the point we have these kind of debates, maybe we should go back to lines and squares of the old Atari and be done with it all :)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    Well it does have something to do with it. You gave examples of characters being celebrated and I claimed it might not be the groups it was supposed to represent who were celebrating and gave Femshep as an example. Were women celebrating her or men for quite different reasons? (2 posts are anecdotal to BTW ;) ). As I said though, I'm sure women found it cool to, it's just that wasn't really the reason she was so popular.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    White male offended for others! News at 11 :) Reply 0
  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @ChuckNorris

    Interesting you don't actually offer anything to the debate, at least Tom is trying to have debate instead of attacking. Sad really....
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @ChuckNorris

    Dear god you're hard work :) My view on femshep is men made her popular. Tom counters that with 2 posts from women to "prove" I am somehow not "paying attention" yet there are scores of men out there who loved femshep over the male offering of course it's dismissive. Read my reply to him, it may be some women liked it but the majority were men.

    Even outside of being wary of socks on EG (of which there are many I'm afraid, the idiots sometime reply to themselves as they forget who they are logged as :) ), 2 posts on EG doesn't really disprove my view on why femshep really made the impact she did.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @ToadRage

    Monsters with 3 dicks do need more representation though....
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    I'm just naturally wary of pop up posters on here especially when they comment on one single article, regardless of subject the socks are strong on this site :)

    Seriously though, I did want you to elaborate. I'm sure some women out there were grateful for a female choice in a Sci-Fi RPG but I stand by what I said. Men made her a popular choice and it was the acting nothing else.

    In a way that's a positive surely, it shows gender isn't an issue as long as the acting is good.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    2 users (actually set up for 1 article no less) against a sea of men loving the acting. Yep cleared that one up mate ;)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @ChuckNorris

    Wait, I'm not dismissing anyone. I find it incredibly strange people supposedly have a need nowadays to represented in such pointless things as videogames true but that's not dismissing them, if they want to cry to developers about they can do so.

    As for reaching a wide group, it's always been like that I don't actually understand why people think it wasn't always like that. As I said I've gamed with people from many cultures and backgrounds since the beginning. It's like when that gamergate embarrassment happened, I saw tweets and comments and it seems some people think that games are somehow the realm of white men.

    That is why I say I saw no problem I actually played with many of these groups who supposedly care. In my experience they didn't.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    Care to elaborate? It was quite blatantly the reason for the success of Femshep. All you used to hear was the acting was far superior for the female character.

    You didn't hear "hooray as a woman I can now be represented in a Sci-Fi RPG!" It was "the voice acting is soooo much better for Femshep, the maleshep is dull".
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    I wonder if it is the people represented that heralds it or it is just excited boys. Like Femshep, women didn't really care it was men who made her popular and it was nothing to do with gender either simply a better voice actor.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @ChuckNorris

    Oooh get you sweary words to. That's me told.....

    Look Tom claimed a problem that has always been there I countered it was something that in thirty years I've never once seen and I've gamed with a hell of a lot of people over those years of all colours and both sexes and straight or not. I myself am not white skinned.

    Now I know it doesn't fit your "massive" issue line but there it is. If this was such a problem surely I'd met at least 1 single person that might say they had such an issue.

    People didn't care about this tripe, it's with the Hollywood chase that this started mattering to some, hell even today with the "problem" having massive exposure I've still yet to a single person that cares and doesn't see games for what they are.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    I'm not really sure of your point there? You claim there is this massive problem that matters and always mattered. None of your post proves that this nonsense always mattered. What has any of that got to do with a problem of representation you claim has always been there. Listing a few female characters that went down well doesn't really mean anything. Just cool characters.

    As for young Lara, she was a heavily marketed male fantasy for gods sake, big boobs skimpy clothes, yeah "girl Power" :) Admittedly in a series of fantastic games though...I miss real Tomb Raider games, thanks for opening that wound Tom...

    :(
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @ChuckNorris

    Well we all can only go on experience. Even white knights don't know the whole world :)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @FenderMaster

    My question would be why the hell is your life so empty that having a character in a damn game matching you is so important?

    As I said most games are some hollywood model of a white hero but never have I pinned for someone my own colour. Videogames are just that so why does it even matter? although as you notice story and character is probably the most unimportant aspect of GAMES to me. It's about playing something for fun and nothing else.

    As for mass effect, I remember it was all the blokes going gaga over femshep and simply because the voice acting was better. sod all to do with some need for representation :)
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @jetsetwillie

    Haha! Thatsa funny! :lol:
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    I know you'd think that tom ;)

    Tell yourself that but this wasn't even a thing until recent years. Nobody cared you just played a game with no real thought into nonsense like that.

    It's only with the slide into crap plots and and a focus on story and character this stuff mattered to some, even then only recent years to as sites like EG started shoving it down people's throats. In 30 years of gaming I never heard it from a single person. Black, asian, female whoever I've gamed with over that time never once had a problem. They were just fun videogames we played for the gameplay not the colour or sex of the character you controlled. Even myself as mixed race never gave a single shit at not having a character match my skin tone (still don't, it's just a bloody game).

    It's a modern obsession as gaming devolved into a "cinematic" experience.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @CrashOkami

    It's this slide into desperately wanting to be the new Hollywood. Games indeed used to be about fun so nobody gave a crap about the colour or sex of a character. Now the character supposedly matters in these deep life lessons they call videogames so people cry if they not "represented" in some dull shooter with a plot.
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  • It looks like this year's COD is named Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • bad09 27/04/2016

    @SonicUk

    Infinite was apt name for that bioshock as the thing did seem to go on forever.
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  • bad09 27/04/2016

    Clever to roll out a remaster of one of the best ones now, given the utter boredom these new ones are. Try and rejuvenate the brand as you try to sell a ridiculous Star Warfare one.

    If it gets a worthwhile upgrade I might have a look (lets face it playing the olds is better than the ones they pump out now) but I'd prefer a remaster of COD2 myself though. A trip back to a more simple COD would be nice and the campaign was excellent.
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  • The Gears of War 4 season pass costs 40

  • bad09 26/04/2016

    Sadly pathetic scam jobs like this are becoming normal in this crapfest of a modern "triple A" industry. It gets worse and worse and I do genuinely wonder how far into the ground this industry will bury itself until it goes pop and consumers finally say "enough". Reply +8
  • YouPorn-sponsored esports team banned from ESL

  • bad09 25/04/2016

    @-TheDarkSide-

    Dunno about normal but your keyboard must be sticky...
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  • bad09 25/04/2016

    @zegerman1942

    Yeah I saw my first mag very early, me and mate found a black bag full of it when we was about 12/13 (under a hedge of course :) - who leaves this stuff out there, some kind of porn fairy?). I turned out OK...well OKish....

    We kept some and sold the rest off back in school :lol:
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  • bad09 25/04/2016

    @zegerman1942

    To be honest bagging a bit of porn under 18 is not gonna scar anyone. Besides how else will we clear all the hedge porn?
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  • bad09 25/04/2016

    @carmagainagain

    Oh I can't remember where I read it was a year or 2 ago, was a link I clicked through somewhere and was quite interesting. There was one study where they surveyed some prisons and the rapists were more likely to be reading the bible than watching porn and the prisoners with a healthy and normal attitude to sex and women loved their porn.
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  • bad09 25/04/2016

    @hazzatori

    I wouldnt say Porn is good for you, infact its probably quite damaging to young people's sense of sexual expectations and sexual mental health...
    Actually it seems quite the opposite happens. Studies have suggested that watching porn can lead to a healthy respect of women and sex.

    It really is just a bit of harmless fun that in truth we've enjoyed since man first started to paint on the cave walls....yes, there really is caveman porn paintings! :)
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  • bad09 25/04/2016

    the vast majority of partners we're working with have strict 'no drugs, no alcohol, no pornography'
    Boring gits...
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  • Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

  • bad09 22/04/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper

    Yeah they kept it pretty quiet, I only found out as they let have a 2nd free trial (Fear The Walking Dead landed a while ago :) ). I noticed on the plan I was down for monthly (7.99) so I stayed, like you the only stumbling block was the upfront 80 notes. It does work out a little dearer though, 80 quid upfront saves you 2 months sub over paying monthly....still fuck handing over 80 in one go :)
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  • bad09 22/04/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper

    Amazon UK offers Prime on monthly. I know as I'm paying it.
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  • bad09 22/04/2016

    Since finding out they now offer monthly payments I've found prime to be a great service for what it offers in video, music and awesome next day delivery (sadly the books are limited to Kindle users). I do think that is a seriously shitty thing for amazon to do, if they start doing this on more products I may cancel out of principal. Reply +6
  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

  • bad09 21/04/2016

    @Ste_Eagles

    Nobody went out and bought new 360s due to RROD, warranties were lengthened and MS fixed them no questions, collected and returned as well.

    Besides even with RROD MS have a way to catch Sony with their poor workmanship. PS1 and PS2 were plagued with issues and even PS3 had YLOD.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Gears of War 4's multiplayer beta

  • bad09 20/04/2016

    @VRjunkie

    Because it's E3. Retail games never look like their highly scripted fake "vertical slices".

    Only morons look at E3 reveals and think that is what they will be playing. Lots of "optimization" happens from E3 slice to retail ;) It amazes people fall for it each E3 to be honest....
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  • bad09 19/04/2016

    @VRjunkie

    Footage was from E3, it won't look that good when released.
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  • Mafia 3 out 7th October 2016

  • bad09 19/04/2016

    @arcam

    There is gameplay footage out there.

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  • Batman Arkham HD Collection revealed via leak

  • bad09 18/04/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25

    I was waiting to see how long it took after that post from Mistress :)
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  • bad09 18/04/2016

    @Spence1115

    To be fair Oranges is not part of the trilogy, it's more like a spin-off that happens to copy every aspect of the other games.
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  • bad09 18/04/2016

    But things like higher res and better frame rate don't matter on consoles. We hear this every DF article ;) Reply +2
  • The new Doom is having a tough time with Steam user reviews

  • bad09 18/04/2016

    @Gemini42_

    I enjoyed 3 as well but let's be honest without the name you'd never think it was the follow up to Doom 1/2.
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  • bad09 18/04/2016

    @kinky_mong

    Well isn't that what reviews are anyway? Someone who likes a game will tell you it's the best thing since sliced bread even though it might not be and if it's not what you wanted you'll let people know it. Reviews are largely pointless.

    To be honest many don't seem as childish as you imply, i mean if you call it Doom people will expect Doom (like I said it's Doom3 all over again). It's a problem that has been around since this mysterious "modern audience" became a thing and companies started rebooting or dumbing down or simply changing massively. I do think companies would be better off making new IP's but then the "outrage" of old fans gives them marketing opps...er sorry gaming press stories ;)
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  • bad09 18/04/2016

    @UncleLou

    Not sure can't speak for PS4 gamers, maybe easily pleased? ;)
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