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  • Paradox pulls "discriminatory" Stellaris mod that made all humans white

  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @robo-gc Is this parody? Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @nothough Nazi Germany... Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @spamdangled I thought it was satire, how the fuck do that get 4 +1's? Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea I think you're probably think of the best in people (which is a good thing!), but the whole idea is disgusting in itself. The mod has no other use. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @Ep1cN3ss1e Wow. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea I know you're trying to be balanced here, but there is no other logical explanation for this. Many racist groups in the US whitewash media so they can consume it. This technique is normally used to indoctrinate children (which is disgusting). Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea "European white people is seen as discrimination rather than a niche offering. I wouldn't want to play it as I would prefer the diversity but if someone did play it does that make them racist? Isn't that harsh?"

    No, it isn't harsh. It's not niche either (it's white people, nearly every single game is designed for white, male teen / 20somethings!), it's the removal of ethnicities because you don't like the sight of them. That's just strange.
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  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @wayn3hh If someone comes to the conclusion that there's too many brown & black people in their game & then go on to modify said game to remove them, I genuinely think there's something quite wrong with them & rather sad. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea I think when you question the motivation behind the mod (it's whitewashing, pure & simple) then a developer / publisher can't really condone that. It had to go. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    I'm honestly disturbed that someone felt the need to make this mod in the first place. Reply +8
  • Here's how much Overwatch's microtransactions cost in the UK

  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea I don't think it's a con at all. I never played the beta so don't know what the game is like but may get it in a year or 2 when it's a lot cheaper. It probably pays for a casual player like me to wait and see how it turns out. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea I think this model is better for a majority of players overall (especially if you play on console), but I do think a lot of companies use it as a cover to release as little content as possible (Capcom did too) at launch. Combined that with no mod support & the "have & have nots" in games (A games writer wrote a great piece against cosmetic transactions, I'll post it later) and I can see why a few people many not like it.

    Personally, I've never made a in game transaction of this sort & doubt I will in my lifetime so this model of cosmetics is fine for me for most games (I'll never have to buy another copy of SFV, after buying 4 versions of SF4 last gen, that's pretty huge for a fighting game fan)
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  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea I think Beva78 means these games are sold in a bare bones state at inception & grow from there. These models of free transactions for support are dependant on people actually buying the game on mass. If the game bombs then support dries up very quickly. It really works for DOTA 2 or LOL, but other games die so quickly.

    Personally this model is probably the best for a majority of people as long as the game is successful.
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  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @Beva78 These type of games are released very bare bones & can of fund themselves as they sell copies. That's fine for some people, but it's perfectly acceptable to criticised it. Unfortunately you're talking to someone who can't understand anything beyond himself. (I love Street Fighter V for example, but totally understand why the lack of a proper single player is off putting for many, the model doesn't work for a lot of players sometimes). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @slammers That kind of proves my point then. Doesn't bother console players, but could see why some PC players don't like this model. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    I don't mind these kind of in game transactions (I like the promise of support), but let's no pretend this business model doesn't have consequences for some customers. It basically means you'll get very very limited mod support if any, as selling skins is the business. Obviously no impact on console players though. Once again, certain posters can't see beyond themselves. Reply -4
  • Homefront, Fire Emblem fail to dislodge Doom and Uncharted 4

  • grassyknoll 24/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ "Anyway this is pointless and you may as well be arguing with yourself. The industry is changing, will continue to change and evolve, and no matter how much you beat your chest in defiance there isn't a damn thing you can do about it. Suck it up chump."

    You really are a smug, stupid dickhead. All you ever say is you can't change it, when I don't have to. The industry evolves around the way I think, not you. Microsoft attempting what you suggested (well just the thought of it actually) has basically killed their console business outside of the US / UK. Xbox One wrests with WiiU & Vita in game sales, often below them.

    I'll be buying games exactly the same way in 10 years time (NX seems to be using carts). I imagine you're still keep telling me how the "industry is changing", but you can't actually tell me how changed because I'm doing basically the same thing. I can even buy all the indies I like now physical (as I said before 15 independent games are getting physical releases over the next 6 weeks). The industry's future lies in diversification & openness, getting everyone who can game to game, you want to ghettoize it & block parts of the world off, what happened to your business?

    Edit: I also buy digital games quite often, Humble Bundles are great, have 100 games on Steam & I love Enter the Gungeon. Painting me as a some who hates digital may make you feel better, but if I'm spending 30 - 35, not 3.74 I, like millions of others like consumer protections. If you actually think those same people who buy 3 - 4 game physically a month at launch are going to be buying the same way, you're living in a fantasy land.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ You honestly worked in some shabby shop & believe the entire world is exactly the same way. You're egocentric to the point of stupidity. What's most amusing is your doing this on a chart with a 2.8 million selling game in a week, they'll go on to sell 10 million copies in a year, that's going to be more than Steam's top 5 for the year. You're exactly like those idiots (& Ubisoft) who point at torrent sites & say PC games are not selling. You're obviously really stupid & don't understand that, It's impossible for you to think beyond yourself. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ You obviously don't want a proper discussion because you don't provide evidence for the things you say or evidence to disprove things I've stated.

    As I've said a million fucking times, I don't believe piracy on PC or used games are lost sales, cash from people selling on their stuff is put back into the industry with new games (PS4/X1 new games sales are 60% higher than PS3/360 in the same time frame, so preowned is obviously not hurting them) & piracy is just people who wouldn't pay (or very much anyway).

    As I'm also stating again (& you should know as you run a bloody business for fucks sake) is Nintendo as gone from selling a million games a month in the UK, to hundred thousand, their collapse here has hurt the industry terribly. Retail for games in all of Europe (where Nintendo hasn't collapsed as much as here) is increasing in places like Spain, France & Germany.

    As for The Witcher, I wasn't disgusted at the price, I was disgusted at the glee of mocking people who pay an honest price & then spending around 1000 comments moaning about CD Projekt being sellouts & downgrades. Don't expect high production values for 8.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ "On the bright side, and as I said below, "the market is rapidly changing and bricks & mortar retail is on its way out, and when it does reach that point of no return I'll just sit here and laugh at all the Luddites clinging on like it's still the 90's."

    And laugh I will."

    So you didn't say that then?

    Large parts of America (bandwidth caps), eastern Europe & the third world wouldn't be able to game with fragile or nonexistent networks, you seem quite excited about it.

    I think the market works (& why the PS4) in particular is doing so well is because of choice, there's actually no need for it to change because everyone can be happy & aggressive DRM just hurts paying customers & the industry. Piracy & used games are not fucking lost sales of new products, stop pretending it is.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ It's on public record:

    http://kotaku.com/5932099/gamestop-exec-says-70-of-used-game-credit-goes-to-buying-new-releases

    It was 1.8 billion dollars, so 70% of preowned credit on new games & hardware. Do you have evidence to prove he lied and defrauded investors?
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ Said during an investors call, to lie during such a meeting is a criminal offence. You should go to the police with your evidence. Maybe you should stop doing your predictions, as 80% of the console market is physical, we'll be buying disk (& probably carts with Nintendo actually) for the next 15 years at least. If anything we're seeing diversification, indies are now releasing physical copies of games (more than 15 indie games in the next 6 weeks: Ori, No Man's Sky, Mighty No.9 etc). Things are great as they are because you can reach as many people as possible, why you don't want certain groups to game is frankly bizarre. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ You just stated preowned games is basically destroying the games market, when Gamestop US alone said a billion dollars of trade ins goes towards new products a year. Arguments about preowned or piracy destroying markets are both falsehoods thrown around by idiots to be honest. Both are just the natural byproducts of modern capitalism of such a massive market. Maybe you should think critically about what you say before criticizing others.

    All I see is a lot of PC obsessive nutjobs making out there the centre of the gaming universe when console game sales dominate the type of games they play.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @IronSoldier I don't think I've really spoke about PSVR or VR in general, it's not something I can ever try, so really unsure where you've got that from. I am critical of Steam, because they've turned the store into a shit hole full of asset swaps & I think PS4 Neo is pointless for a majority of people. I don't feel any of these things are particularly out there considering the world we live in. It's so strange the lack of perspective forum goers have sometimes. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ Give it time. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @IronSoldier Yeah, cheap new games. Like the 32 deal from Simply Games. You really are an awful twat & so manipulative. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @IronSoldier "ndeed. @grassyknoll posted recently of his plans to use EG's forum as a vehicle to flog his used games to the site membership. So he's essentially doing his bit to add to the problem as he describes it."

    No I didn't you lying twat. This was the comments I made:

    "You could have bought the game new for 32 from multiple retailers. You would have had an extra few quid in your pocket, got a pube free copy & supported the publisher."

    The message I received from Higgins:

    "That's a great idea btw, RE: cheap games.

    I haven't paid over 38 for a new game in over 18 months. If you're getting them for 32 notes then that's amazing."

    My reply:

    " I'm not sure if something exists like it or not, but think I'll have a go at making it on my commute on Monday (I'll collate some deals first)." Talking about the 32 deal from Simply Games.

    I was going to make a forum to sell new games from retailers which people may have missed, why on earth would someone sell anything on a site like this. Retract your lie.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ "Once again, it's you that has a problem with an industry that no longer panders directly to your needs and wants, not I. I'm cool with wherever the industry heads. *shrug*"

    *Looks at Xbox One sales*
    *Looks at graph showing retail market being higher for PS4 / X1 than 360/PS4.

    Not to have an argument, but retail is shrinking not because of movement of units of successful platforms, but it tells us about the collapse of Nintendo as a powerhouse (who basically were over 50% of the games market 6 years ago). And you obviously do care because you act really smug, why a UK gamer doesn't want people in parts of the 3rd world gaming is totally beyond me.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ All those PC gamers in Europe are luddites too, you do know that retail is bigger than digital there don't you? I don't know why people in the UK think everything evolves around them, other markets are so so different. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ Luddites = People who like consumer protections & cheaper prices. The jealousy that people can sell games they don't like is palpable. Don't blame console owners because your platform is shitty when it comes to game ownership. Also you seem to have forgot the most success platform in gaming today gained that success from adopting an anti DRM stance. The games industry would be in the shitter with your attitude. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @UncleLou Are preowned games the new piracy? I can't keep up with what's in vogue at the minute. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @mega-gazz "The reluctance of console players to leave behind the obsolete format of physical media simply continues the cycle of overpriced games because of reselling leading to more overpriced games."

    You know that PC games are mostly sold at retail in mainland Europe don't you? And the reason that is, is because retail is cheaper than Steam... You've also never heard a publisher talk about digital have you, they believe digital should have a higher on console, they think they're doing you a favour.

    Preowned games or people selling stuff on is the natural course of things, around 250,000 own copies of Uncharted & 100,000 copies of Doom, it's quite normal that some of those people want to sell it on or trade for other games. The preowned market is a product of people buying so many new games, not the destruction of it. It's exactly the same mentally that surrounds PC piracy.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Hellotherenow 66% over Uncharted 3 is only in the UK market, not globally. You can't make predictions from that. Uncharted 4 did over 200% better at retail at launch than Uncharted 3 in Spain, but only a few percent in Japan. Think it's best to just wait and see. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @mega-gazz "At least every pc game sold gives money to devs and publishers instead of propping up Game."

    You've forgotten Steam's 30% cut, Valve isn't a charity. The idea that retailers & disturbuters shouldn't be paid anything is so bloody daft, they take a risk getting a game to the market. Why shouldn't shop staff & truck drivers get paid for the work they do? Do you not buy anything because every single penny doesn't go solely to the person who produced it? I also don't know why PC gamers always exaggerate console game prices. British retailers are extremely competitive & beyond pirate protection console games are DRM free. That's the reason they cost more with licencing.
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ Overwatch is out tomorrow, so I expect that will have reasonable big numbers. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    Bar the top 2, all the numbers are quite low so not a chart to really celebrate, but it's nice to see a lot of diversity (& I'd play half of them!). I've been a bit of a pusher when it comes to Doom on the forum, so really glad it's got a strong hold (only 35% drop over the first week, I think that's got to be one of the strongest holds to ever happen on the UK chart for a second week). Reply -4
  • Uncharted 4 sold 2.7m copies in a week

  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Hellotherenow Coop mode is coming in the summer:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7597/26724906131_42b3142be4_b.jpg
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @dsmx I would be offended, but I don't know who you are. Reply +16
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Hellotherenow When we use to stock games, retailers would normally want their first shipment to last 3 or 4 weeks (hence the 3.8 million units for Uncharted 3). Uncharted 4 shipment is probably significantly higher than that, but Sony only do sales numbers in press releases these days (with is a good thing!). Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @The-Jack-Burton I wouldn't go that far, Activision, EA & Ubisoft's mega titles will be comparable or higher (FIFA, COD, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Overwatch, Watch Dogs 2). Biggest exclusive title by a country mile this year though. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Hellotherenow "Uncharted 4 was supposed to have a 66% jump over Uncharted 3 in sales."

    I've mentioned this to you earlier (& before) but that was UK only. This is the 3rd bloody time!
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  • grassyknoll 23/05/2016

    @Daeltaja Didn't neg you but never get comments like this. A. Whenever a publisher mentions a sales number in public via press release, then a game has obviously done well. B. How much do you think games sell? It's like you've read GTA V or Call of Duty's number & believe every single game sells like them. You only get numbers like this from 10 or 20 games a year. Reply +21
  • Face-Off: Doom

  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @verynaughtyboy I'm not sure if something exists like it or not, but think I'll have a go at making it on my commute on Monday (I'll collate some deals first). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @Some_Goats Not attacking you, but if you're looking for cheap new games just send me a message! I've been meaning to set up a forum group for bargains for a while, people on this site seem to pay way more than I do for games. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @BobbyDeNiro For me over the last few years, Bethesda as really positioned themselves as a high quality developer. I don't play Elder Scrolls or Fallout so can't comment on them, but Wolfenstein, Doom, Dishonored & The Evil Within are all top tier games in my opinion. Their show is the only one I'm really looking forward to at E3. Reply +9
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @imt558 But the point is no one really cares anymore. People are here more to read if the game is inherently broken or crashes. Xbox One games having a lower resolution is just par for the course now. I think that debate is just so boring & tired (hence why you probably got negs). Reply +26
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler I guessing the new Wolfenstein, but that's about it. Tango Gameworks seem to be going with Unreal Engine 4 for their next game, most likely because it has Japanese documentation (unlike id tech 5 they used last time!) Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @imt558 I didn't neg you but we've reached a point where we basically know how every face off is going to finish 99% of the time. PS4 1080p / 60 or 30 depending on the game & the Xbox One version 900p / 60 or 30, perhaps with differences in depth of field. It really doesn't need to be laboured anymore, it's just something that is. Reply +26
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @Some_Goats You could have bought the game new for 32 from multiple retailers. You would have had an extra few quid in your pocket, got a pube free copy & supported the publisher. Reply +16
  • grassyknoll 21/05/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Not sure why you think they would, I think it's just going to be shared among Zenimax studios at most. Licensing a engine requires hundreds if not thousands of people doing tech support these days, not just handing the engine out. Reply +2