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  • There was a weird thing in last night's Japanese Nintendo Direct

  • ecco 15/04/2017

    @captain-T-dawg
    @ecco I get the feeling that you've probably never had friends who aren't gamers to discuss this topic with.
    I have none, "gamer" friends. Some playing games though.

    Thus, why and how your friends whom you imply be caring so little for videogames they wont't play them because of games like these are even aware of games like these in the first place turns into one interesting question, eh?

    Most likely the only people even reading this article and steaming over it are those not just "playing games" but also calling themselves "gamers" without a hint of irony.

    Your argumentation like the ones these always tend to be is one giant hole of lacking circuitilar logic. That was what that "anecdotal true story" tried to get into your head as a concept was mostly about.


    Or maybe you just quote your friends' comments back to them like you're doing with me..
    First of all, what the hell would that word salad even mean in any context? :eek:


    ..and they (like me) decide that having an adult conversation is not worth the effort.
    Second, you are quite obviously not an adult having a conversation in the first place. Being legal adult usually require some sort of logic cognition, reasoning capability, and in more informal terms at least somewhat a grasp on irony.

    If you want to get your friends to play games, then how about showing them something you would think they like instead of try to marker pen the ones they don't want to play or or the ones you think they don't want to play. How "adult" does that not so extremely abstract concept strike you? :rolleyes:

    There could also be another explanation of course. Your friends simply don't like games anyways, and the reason they bring "odd news about weird thing from the wire" up as a shield to not play them when you are lobbying is because they think you should "grow up" and do whatever they do instead of the other way around. And this of course, depending on if they bring this up, and if so how insistent they are about it, is telling on their journey too. Maybe they are just like you?

    Understanding this though is another concept that usually only "adults" are expected to grasp. (though the me-you thing as opposite the me-me normally starts taking form in humans around 6 years old) Then should on average be fully developed around after the teen years.
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  • ecco 14/04/2017

    @captain-T-dawg
    @ecco My point is that having a joy-con simulate what a breast feels like just feeds the misconception that all gamers are 15 year old boys that would get a thrill out of such things.


    I think it's been established for quite some time before videogames that most 15 year old boys, (and most girls too really) share that very sentiment about them.

    We all know that's not the case


    Well, that was that for this problem then.

    and that there's this incredible landscape of games out there for all tastes


    And here is another part to that landscape.

    but I think this sort of thing obscures that.

    A case of can't see the forest for that bush eh?

    Fear not though, bushes are actually banned in Japan. ;)
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  • ecco 13/04/2017

    @Wayne Yeah, cant borrow DVDs, cant even borrow C64 tapes.

    Useless bastards..
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  • ecco 13/04/2017

    @captain-T-dawg
    Tragic. I hate this sort of thing as it continues to paint gaming as this weird little past-time of pubescent boys. When trying to justify to my non-gaming friends why they should get into our medium, this is the sort of thing they point to as to why gaming is aimed at 'kids'.
    Exactly. Videogames should only be about adult situations, like fighting dragons or terrorists and saving the princess from them. Things people can take seriusly.

    These sorts of things remind me how everyone I tried to get into the C64 was completely uninterested. Im sure it was mostly, if not all, because they heard about "Samantha Fox Poker" or some other shit.

    Same damn thing later happened with DVD. I was like "but the picture is super crisp, there is multi channel audio, no rewind and.." and they be like "we heard about those horror films with wardrobe malfunctions..".

    Or well, they never really said anything like that, but Im damn sure that is what they thought. Point is, they did not get a DVD player. I gave up convincing Blueray is something for them before trying.
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  • ecco 13/04/2017

    @the_ewan
    I don't know - what does HD rumble feel like?
    Like boobs obviously.
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  • ecco 13/04/2017

    @MrTomFTW
    Breasts don't have rumble, and aren't made of hard plastic.
    You heard that too eh?
    Reply +26
  • Jelly Deals: New amiibo pre-orders are live

  • ecco 14/04/2017

    @Wayne At least it be much healthier than eating anything from McDonalds to get one. :cool: Reply +1
  • Here's a first look at Xbox One Scorpio's superpowered dev kit

  • ecco 13/04/2017

    @riseer GDDR5. Reply 0
  • Microsoft is adding self-service refunds for digital Xbox/Win10 games

  • ecco 13/04/2017

    @robfielding
    Bet nintendo don't though...
    Since Nintendo wont even let you play a demo for two hours, or twenty times, or whatever...

    It does not sound likely a prospect, no. :rolleyes:
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  • British terror hoaxer charged after US gamer shot by cops

  • ecco 11/04/2017

    @RGDfleet No they should not think about things, just do it!

    Some departments even had an IQ limit. To keep under.

    Seriously though, these situations must be hard to keep calm in, still is hard to see the benefit of rushing in almost no matter what the situation really.
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  • ecco 11/04/2017

    He should have asked for more. Reply -5
  • Bayonetta now available on Steam

  • ecco 11/04/2017

    @RSX901 What then would "fony" mean? Not even a word, still you manage to make sense of it.

    Briliant logic there.

    Love how bitching about console exclusives get upers like no tomorrow, but wish for a bit less exclusive of a system on PC? Nope!

    WMR.
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  • ecco 11/04/2017

    Mhe, Witchblows OS only.. Reply -25
  • Project Scorpio supports FreeSync and next-gen HDMI

  • ecco 11/04/2017

    Sure this will be useful in a few years, around the same time the box it is in is useless.

    But why hype this as some great innovation by Microsoft? Its not. This comes with whatever AMD and the HDMIC is currently doing anyways.

    Its like celebrating the farmer for how good his milk is. :p
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  • Unreleased Fantasy World Dizzy NES remake finally comes out - 24 years later

  • ecco 09/04/2017

    @ghostgate2001
    but what exactly is Dizzy the egg of? I mean, being an egg, he must've emerged from some manner of creature's rear end ... and would presumably hatch into one if you, y'know, incubated him. But what, exactly?
    Eggstimating by the scale of things, Dizzy is probably a cow egg.

    Those usually don't crack so easy though.

    So some sort of dinosaur, maybe.


    Serious dizzyclaimer: All big dinosaurs eggs were surprisingly small.
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  • ecco 09/04/2017

    Will it be in an eggth Mbit cart? Reply -1
  • Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio tech revealed

  • ecco 06/04/2017

    "We went to a custom designed adapted centrifugal fan for this design," Del Castillo continues. "It kind of looks like a supercharger on a car, it looks like an intercooler almost. Every part about this is custom designed for the application."
    Jebus... :rolleyes:

    It sound like they really custom built it for-zho.


    Nice to see they finally started adopting to smart enclosure and thermal design though. It's sure gonna need that running at those near over-specs.
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  • Grip, the Rollcage spiritual successor, now has multiplayer

  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @Brainflowers Ah, only a postcard needed then. Maybe they had electronic mail too though, but I do remeber there was one of those reader rants pages. Good times, easy moderation. :)

    Yes, I remember it being quite unforgiving for such a concept, just like Wipeout was on the higher classes.
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  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @Brainflowers "Winner need to mail memory card for verification."? :lol:

    Guess this was when most actually had to ask around for a (digital) camera, and a pic of a CRT was harder to mess with after.
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  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @Bloobat
    PS4
    An old article said "PS4 planned" so if any other version, it would be that I suppose.

    The Windblows version is on sale now should you not care for extending the memorising.

    I'll wait for the PS4 one, since they didn't bother making it a SteamOS version.

    Yay, 2 quick negs for wanting to play it on a better system. People these days.. :rolleyes:
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  • Watchdog bans Mobile Strike ad featuring curvy models in bikinis

  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @The-Bodybuilder
    @Eaton_Corvinus Why do you need to look at hip hop gangsters and their "bitches" for objectification examples?
    Most female pop singers seem more than happy to objectify themselves. Katy Perry didn't do too bad from it.
    Katy Perry is not simply a prop in her video though. Quite a gulf of difference to say the least.

    That said, your implied point about some people always wanting to say something about something else is valid though. There are such props in non _____ music videos too. ;)
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  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @williamarthurfenton
    @ecco Except there is a double standard, and people are rejecting the agency of women in these matters. This is disrespectful, to women.
    But this does not apply simply to women, the construct is one for society.

    Of course, like I said, if you don't believe in it, then it naturally becomes hard or impossible to see it.




    All of this is slyly suggestive that women somehow are less able to make decisions on their own, as grown-ups.
    Unless you also suggest the add in the first place makes that assumption about men in general. Not even a little bit.


    You ENTIRELY ignore the factor of agency. Strange isn't it that we make such a big deal about just certain groups, but we kind of leave white straight guys alone (because well the suggestion is they are more able to overcome pressures and just do what they want).
    Except when being lured to buy shitty mobile games that cost more in adds than developers.. :p

    Could you present an apt counter example of such an add targeting a product for 15-35 year old women range with a "white straight guys" as the primary centre of attention?

    And you know, make it one that was actually at least somewhat commonly broadcast.
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  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @DAN.E.B
    Apparently PETA are offended by the milking game in 1-2 Switch
    2017 is the year to be offended by literally anything
    Have you actually seen the way most play that game?

    What cow would like that. Even as an object. :rolleyes:
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  • ecco 05/04/2017

    @williamarthurfenton
    'Objectification' as some kind of societal construct is nonsense, except only in extreme cases where someone might be kept ILLEGALLY as a sex slave.
    The thing is, if you only see things this way you disregard indirect force.

    The question is then, do you even acknowledge the concept of forced social constructs?

    Just because a very small minority can afford to ignore them doesn't mean they are not a real thing for most. And one that can lead to that very example you use there, it's called normalisation:

    'Objectification' is a term I will only accept if there's evidence (using this video as an example) that the models featured were somehow involved against their will; and they were employed as pieces of meat in the sense they weren't considered human beings with rights.

    I am inclined to doubt this.

    A porn star knows they are present in the role purely for sexual gratification, and it takes an extreme person to forget that there's a human being inside. A human being who has CHOSEN to follow this line of career; and a human that is treated as such (a human) when they are engaged in activity outside of that career, and indeed off-screen during.
    Modelling nor modelling is free of this of course, if anything this is one of the most no no-saying business there is. Sure you could say, "no I don't think this 60y old guy jizzing in a tube inserted into my ass is anything I like to have on camera" But then there be another "just turned 18 yesterday" (sometimes not the case, in either direction) does it instead. And when this one was treated like toilet, why would not the next one be. And since so many are "ok" with being a toilet, some may assume that all like them are a toilet. And those are objects. Again, normalisation.

    This also explains why "porn stars" (are there even such a thing anymore?) today on "castings" have to do what would shock and disgust experienced hard core porn actors only a decade ago.

    They were still objects, but at least not quite so wear and toss.

    But thats another sign of the times, and another argument.


    Oh, phantom dislikers, try debating with my points instead of downvoting from the shadows.
    There. ;)
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  • ecco 05/04/2017

    "The ASA noted that the images of the women wearing swimwear bore no relation to the product being advertised - a combat-themed mobile game app," it ruled.
    If only all adds fitting that particular tick box would be banned.

    Then everything be add-free without Adblock. :cool:


    @ghostgate2001
    I wasn't there myself and played no part in all the arse-slapping and wolf-whistling and general sexual objectification ... but, hey, it looks like we've got to do this whole "sins of the fathers" thing and endure a generation or two of the pendulum swinging rather too far the other way in compensation.


    That's no excuse, you ran in his jeans.. :-P


    Fun time to be born male.
    At least hitting that small timeframe in history electronic gaming was a thing is something eh? :rolleyes:
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  • Paprium is a new Mega Drive game four years in the making

  • ecco 03/04/2017

    Well, someone now has some diamond or whatever I guess. Enjoy. :-P

    Now the waiting game begins. Will probably be worse than that for the weekend to rent that damn Toki all those fled years ago. Difference I hope, it be worth it.

    Toki was secretly just Mario in a monkey suit.. :confused:
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  • ecco 28/03/2017

    @arcam
    Well shit, that looks amazing and exciting and I'm sitting here and thinking about buying a $90 Megadrive cart!
    It's 80meg though. That would cost $150 back in the ninties. So essentially you will save $60 buying this. ;)

    Will the cart work on my Japanese Megadrive? It used to run UK, US and Japanese carts so I guess it should...
    Most MD games are unlocked.

    And this too most likely would be since:

    edit: I see they have options for carts from all regions. This is amazing, great job!
    That is usually just for the labels and boxes, (for regional collectors purposes) the carts are still identical. Except the shape of the japanese one, maybe.
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  • Batman: Arkham VR out soon for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

  • ecco 03/04/2017

    @Foxtrot-Oscar
    I thought the Rift was dead now? People still supporting it???
    It should be after all this mess. A frightening thought as it may be, I think the best thing for it would actuall be if Microsoft bought it. It balance thing up to compete about experince instead of hardware, and in the end it be better for VR in general.
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  • ecco 03/04/2017

    Need to Wayne no more then. :p

    Though this never really expressively was exclusive was it?

    I think types of games that require much in traditional art assets and other costly components are still too much for exclusivity, so the only real ones we will see for some time are things like Rigs or Splatoon. Possibly smaller addons, like the Tombraider thing.

    If the VR-systems one day have like ten million user bases on the other hand. I'm serious, it might still happen.
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  • The naked bum cheeks that almost cost Overcooked its age rating

  • ecco 03/04/2017

    @asphaltcowboy
    @ecco I figured, but thanks for taking the time to give a detailed explanation!


    And yet I managed missing to point out the reason, for that particular aspect of puritanism is that the body itself is the sin that the greatest reward it is to one day be free of. So, it's kind of hard to get around that particular part for extremists of course.


    It's so weird that it still persists today
    Not really though, most societies are based on the form and tales of their history. It's not like most really believe, fully live by, or even know why thing work the way they do in any place. It's usually just the way it is.

    America is of course unique in that it had such short history to get to this point, so it could be a sort of collectively affirming exceptionalism thing. Not only actual religious beliefs have taken on religious like manifestations after all.

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  • ecco 03/04/2017

    @asphaltcowboy
    Americans are so terrified of the human body - why is this?!
    It's explained in history.

    America was dominantly colonised by religious extremists, generally too strict to remain comfortable with the sinners in "the old country". Most of them had tendencies to extreme interpretations mostly of various parts of the puritanism traits inherent in the scriptures. All these of course competed to be truest of the chosen ones in the new Eden, honing both their foundation but also their significant differences further. People of strong faith also tend to be very convinced, and thus working hard to convince. Hence it saturated society, bleeding into the very core and controlling body of this nation for freedom of faith. Just not freedom from from it.

    Because of course the result of such an idea was impossible to predict back when there really was only one god at least. May he bless'em, for they know not why they do what they do. :rolleyes:
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  • ecco 03/04/2017

    ESRB were concerned about the game's use of "minimal suggestive themes".
    Suggestive eh? :cool:

    ESBR must have missed what eggs, whisks and tentacles are used for in entertainment.
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  • Microsoft on why Xbox One doesn't need a No Man's Sky equivalent

  • ecco 03/04/2017

    @GreyBeard Maybe they realised they drew it all for 1080p and now they must retrace everything in 4K. :)

    Seriously though, real animation like this even if there is some "cheetery" involved takes an insane amount of hard and slow work.

    And there is probably more of it now, since they no doubt felt forced to blow it up further because of the hype. It's a bit of same circle NMS got caught in.
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  • ecco 03/04/2017

    Was desperately looking for stupid statements to rip, but for a Microsoft rep he was disappointingly sort of non-monkey like coherent.. :cry:


    @neuroniky
    Sony, Microsoft... stop all this exclusive non-sense. We're all beyond fed up by having to choose between a platform or another because of a couple of critical titles. So much fed up about this, that we don't do it anymore, unlike some time ago where having a primary and a secondary console was almost mandatory due to the difference in offering.

    Your consoles are almost identical, and they have an almost identical offering. Just stop trying to secure the next exclusive and concentrate in making your console better.

    We're all ready for a shared console environment where the user can buy whatever console he likes and play all the games available on it. The PC has been doing this for ages, aren't you tired of faking a Sega vs Nintendo war that doesn't exist anymore?

    No it hasn't, and it's even moving away further from it.


    The typical "PC" game is usually what?

    1. Tied to a certain type of hardware architecture.

    2. Locked to a certain system on that architecture,

    3. In turn mostly because deliberately lock-in APIs on said system.

    4. Sometimes, even for no good reason often, tied to a certain version of that system.

    5. Locked into a certain "stores" depending on some or all previous points.

    6. Tied to a line, literary. Forget about just digging up some old disc and the only fix needed is blowing of some dust.


    Seriously, this "PC gaming is so open and simple" nonsense spouted left and right is ridiculous. They are much worse than consoles, for no good reason.

    I'd consider "PC" gaming a real alternative when at least the last five points are a non-issue. Would even look forward to it.

    Till then I burn a ROM in thanks to the machine-god for the aggravation limiting game boxes. Except when that is due to the game design. :p
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  • Yooka-Laylee includes its own DK Rap

  • ecco 02/04/2017

    @JorgeLuisBorges But yodeling is the origin of rap man..


    Similar to how the ukelele was later furter developed to the guitar.

    I have nothing against ukelekes through, they are very practical.
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  • ecco 02/04/2017

    @JorgeLuisBorges
    Who actually wants to MAKE a game called Yooka-Laylee?
    The only real problem I see with it is that it sounds like it's promising yodeling, not rap.

    There should be more yodeling in games, especially the ones with names like this.
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  • ecco 01/04/2017

    Nintendo Switch version also in the works
    "Due to be canceled late 2018"
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  • Say it in less

  • ecco 02/04/2017

    @JoelStinty
    Journey
    And then some ass scooted out rude patterns in the sand.
    Reply +1
  • Why PC is the best place to play Mass Effect Andromeda

  • ecco 01/04/2017

    @peterfll
    Maybe it's just not just quite there yet in terms of being a multi genre engine?
    Some tweaks to suit individual titles are always done for engines, and in this case I'd say they are extensive. And that sometimes means expensive.
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  • Dark Souls trilogy ends on a high note in The Ringed City

  • ecco 31/03/2017

    @Uberheertje "Younger" ;) Reply +1
  • ecco 31/03/2017

    My undead body is ready, to fire up the "Fire fades edition" soon! :o


    (Dark Souls: Andromeda perhaps?)
    I'd like to see them make "BLAME!" into a new souls world. It is almost designed for that. After all, DS was inspired by something too.
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  • Snake Pass review

  • ecco 30/03/2017

    In Australia its 4 dollars cheaper than ps4 version.
    Quick everybody, click your red shoes together four times!
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  • ecco 30/03/2017

    @funkstar
    surely its *not* being anthropomorphic if it "takes the business of being a snake very seriously"?
    Antianthropomorphic?


    Say that fast ten times.. :lol:
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  • ecco 30/03/2017

    a disarming charm
    :rolleyes:
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  • Dean Hall reveals his new game Stationeers at EGX Rezzed

  • ecco 30/03/2017

    So that broken zombie game actually got finished?

    / Stationeers does seem to be a real game though. :o
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  • Persona 5 review

  • ecco 30/03/2017

    Yay, fishing!

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  • Here's what Lara Croft looks like in the new Tomb Raider movie

  • ecco 28/03/2017

    @Arwin Beacause it's based on the game that was pretty much "Lost with Lara" maybe?

    Bunch of people stranded on weird thunderstruck island.

    Get bothered by a weird density of animals having no place on such island in the first place.

    Planes crash by weird electromagnet something.

    Weird fella have a cult trying please the island. (Cult being hundreds of people, still fails to endanger weird animals.)

    In the end all is fixed by venting some weird spirit shit.
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  • ecco 28/03/2017

    "Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone."



    Because that be too easy.

    And there also would be no need for an early bike chase to balance in some action into an otherwise naturally slow start. :rolleyes:
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  • Nintendo Switch unlocks a hidden menu screen when you own lots of games

  • ecco 28/03/2017

    It is not a problem unless you pay for your games.

    Same goes for drinking and such of course.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda players want a mute button for its chatty AI

  • ecco 27/03/2017

    Walhalla? I think you mean that place that you get to copy-paste snappy memes for eternity and eat a resurecting burito* every day. Uhm.. Warcraft I think it is called.

    * Unless you eat the filling of it, then you done it.
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