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  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the best of classic Tomb Raider

  • jabberwoky 25/07/2014

    Like the reboot, this is nothing like classic tomb raider. Like the reboot, if its anything like GOL, it will be good. But the implication in the article that people who prefer classic tomb raider now have their needs met is a joke.

    Tomb raider as a franchise was hijacked and mutated beyond recognition, they effectively killed it.
    Reply +5
  • Titanfall adds in-game currency, ability to buy Burn Card packs

  • jabberwoky 24/07/2014

    A lot of disappointed comments here for a game that was hyped by every games site on the planet. Reply +12
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date pushed back over a month

  • jabberwoky 23/07/2014

    Its my christmas game so no problemo. Reply 0
  • Sony will box Freedom Wars for Europe because fans asked

  • jabberwoky 22/07/2014

    Good move, I avoid digital games like the plague. I want to be able to sell it, I don't want it to be tied to an account on someone elses server, and it will be cheaper. I also don't want some jerk stealing my entire games collection because he's good at hacking. Reply +2
  • Bungie forced to pay $95k to ex-Halo, Destiny composer

  • jabberwoky 22/07/2014

    Its not Bungie anyway. Its ACTIVISION/bungie. Just as its ACTIVISION/blizzard. They both sold their souls. Reply +3
  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • jabberwoky 22/07/2014

    @jabberwocky

    Lets think the unthinkable then.....500 terabytes!!

    Should be able to squeeze in skyrim 8 on that.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 21/07/2014

    I remember the first 1 gig hard drives and how awesome they were. Reply +9
  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • jabberwoky 21/07/2014

    I have been on the fence with this one. And having read all these comments I am still on the fence!

    Its certainly not pre-order territory or buy on release now.
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  • You've got male

  • jabberwoky 19/07/2014

    @VibratingDonkey

    "Correct me if I'm wrong. The last article of this nature was posted two weeks ago. The one before that another two weeks back."

    The editors blog basically said that he had come to a life changing realization that he was sexist, we readers were all sexist and that eurogamer would now change as a result. If he had a thing about some other issue, no doubt eurogamer would change accordingly. Two of the last 3 saturday features have been about the subject. We should also count the original blog, and all the slanted news stories. We had a none news story about far cry 4 box art whipped up by two individuals on another news site. The rainbow 6 fiasco of a news story which attracted widespread critical comments due to the way it was written. Then we had another blizzard none story based on the perceptions of two people, someone at rock scissors shotgun and someone who emailed blizzard.

    And I am not alone, there are quite a few people here posting that enough is enough. Are we imagining an increase? Compare with the period before the blog, I don't recall there being so much material.
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  • jabberwoky 19/07/2014

    This article was nowhere near as patronising or insulting as the last few on the subject. But its becoming an agenda and eurogamer the vehicle. There are so many other things to write about. Decently written articles on the subject occasionally are fine but this trend is starting to look like a hijack of what was once my favourite site. Reply +13
  • What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

  • jabberwoky 19/07/2014

    Xbox 360 pad and mouse and I'm in. Reply +1
  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for 6.79

  • jabberwoky 18/07/2014

    Its a great game and you can play it twice easily, because after a stealth run through its so refreshing to create a bit of mayhem in the next one. Reply +1
  • PS4 top-selling US console in June despite Kinect-less Xbox One launch

  • jabberwoky 18/07/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Well I agree they have issues, and its not as if they are not selling in volume right now. But still, an unsporting kick in the balls before christmas could be a killer move. Short term pain for long term gain.

    They must at least be thinking about it.....
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  • jabberwoky 18/07/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    You just shattered my illusions and changed my life.
    Reply +6
  • jabberwoky 18/07/2014

    The real kicker in this is that if Sony are outselling the XO in the US, which is microsofts prime territory, what kind of damage are they inflicting in the rest of the world?

    Now, sony have refrained from a price cut as they probably think it would be unsporting to take advantage of microsoft while they were down.

    The question is.....how long are they going to be that considerate.
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  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • jabberwoky 17/07/2014

    @Bauul

    OK, I will give you a concrete example. I don't like GTA's art style. Do I mark the game down because I don't like the art style? No. I overcome my opinion and recognize that it would be unfair to mark it down by a point just because I personally did not like the art style.

    Or the way enemies spawn until you achieve something. I hate that. But suppose I see a game that should really be a 10, the quality in every dept oozes out. Do I give it a 9 because I hate that mechanic? Or do I recognize that actually a lot of people are cool with that mechanic, it would be unfair to mark it down just because I hate it.

    I might mention it for the odd person who also does not like it, but I would not mark it down.

    I simply do not believe the statement that a review is nothing more than an opinion, you have to think a little beyond yourself, its called professionalism in journalism.
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  • jabberwoky 16/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW
    "But surely the accuracy of the review has nothing to do with the subjective opinion of the reviewer."

    Read that again. Then say you still believe it.

    If you do, then I rest my case.

    Have a great day.
    Reply -4
  • jabberwoky 16/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    My last post is still perfectly valid, I am not talking about factual accuracy but the accuracy that comes from being able to overcome your bias whether that is bias in liking or disliking. The guy down the street won't go through that discipline, I expect a professional reviewer to. Thats not the same as saying personal opinion rules and thats ok, as you pretty much did.

    Of course, no review is completely without some bias, no-one is perfect.
    Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 16/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    I wasn't talking about factual accuracy, I would expect even a half trained chimpanzee to be able to get facts straight. I was talking about the ability to overcome your own bias and give a professional review.

    And knowledge has no bearing on whether you like something, you can be perfectly knowledgable about something you don't like.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 16/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    I'm sorry, but I disagree! As a professional reviewer I should be capable of writing a review about a game I am not keen on, indeed if you leave it to someone who is keen they would be more biased for it and would not see things they should.

    Saying a review is purely personal means a reviewer always has a get out clause for its accuracy, and never has to make any effort to see things as other than what floats their personal boat.
    Reply +6
  • jabberwoky 16/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    "A review is nothing but a personal opinion."

    No it is not. A personal opinion is what I expect from some guy down the road. From a serious games site with proper reviewers I expect something more professional than a personal opinion. They should be able to rise above that and be able to write more objectively. To recognize a good game even if it does not tick their personal boxes. I can't stick GTA, but if I reviewed it I would suspend that and think beyond myself. You should have the capability to see beyond your biases.
    Reply +16
  • Sony: PS4 targeting Wii owners who skipped PS3 and Xbox 360

  • jabberwoky 15/07/2014

    "House declared himself and Sony delighted with how things had gone. "I look back on it and I struggle to see how it could have gone any better from most perspectives," he said."

    I naturally assume he has sent a little thankyou card to microsoft, its the least he could do.
    Reply +4
  • BioWare surveys fans for Mass Effect 4 input

  • jabberwoky 15/07/2014

    @outy

    "I filled out the survey and stated explicitly that narrative and strong character development are the most important aspects of the role playing experience. It is, after all, what most attracted me to the original Mass Effect trilogy."

    Congratulations. Pity your input will be outnumbered 20 to 1 by a load of 14 year olds who specify shooting mechanics.
    Reply +3
  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • jabberwoky 12/07/2014

    For someone who has not played the PS3 exclusives, having remastered goty editions is a more attractive proposition than many of the dedicated PS4 games. Reply +2
  • Huge Dragon Age: Inquisition Q&A info dump

  • jabberwoky 11/07/2014

    @ubergine

    "OK, well if it makes it more xcomy then I'm in.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 11/07/2014

    @ChandlerL

    "You can set the game to auto-pause in the options after each move making it feel like an X-COM game."

    Couldn't you do this in DA1 and 2?
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 11/07/2014

    ""You'll see a lot of Morrigan in Inquisition," added Lee"

    Good. Because I'm going to have words with her after what she did.
    Reply +1
  • Blizzard challenges itself to create more diverse heroes and content

  • jabberwoky 11/07/2014

    "Blizzard has come under fire recently for the lack of diversity in its games."

    Oh, really? From who? Starcunning and someone at rock scissors shotgun.
    Reply +7
  • Watch Dogs has shipped over 8 million units

  • jabberwoky 10/07/2014

    It was on my list until I found out the mechanics were rehashed far cry 3/assasins creed at which point it disappeared faster than a greased whippet. Reply +3
  • Microsoft boss Satya Nadella commits to Xbox

  • jabberwoky 10/07/2014

    "continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers "

    Perhaps an unfortunate choice of words given the reality of E3 2013 to the present.
    Reply -3
  • Microsoft's PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

  • jabberwoky 09/07/2014

    Its the moment I turned against microsoft and went back to sony, and they can backtrack all they want it won't cut it.

    Which is a shame because I thought microsoft in the first 5 years of the last gen were pretty good and the 360 was a great machine.
    Reply +9
  • How strong exactly is PlayStation's 2014 line-up?

  • jabberwoky 09/07/2014

    @CaptainKid

    "Well no but for only 3 games you might as well wait and hope the price drops. And get a newer hardware revision."

    Thats what I more or less did when I didn't buy at launch. But now there's talk of....a WHITE PS4. Yes, you heard it, a white one with destiny!! And I don't think I can resist it!!

    Well I guess you would have to be into white for that to count.
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 09/07/2014

    But do you buy a console with a 7 year lifespan on the basis of what is available for it in the next 6 months? Reply +7
  • The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

  • jabberwoky 08/07/2014

    @midnight_walker

    "I tried real life once, but the graphics were shit."

    Actually I found the graphics to be pretty good, uncannily realistic in fact. It was the gameplay that put me off.
    Reply +5
  • "It's not historically accurate!"

  • jabberwoky 07/07/2014

    @RedSparrows
    "Why on earth did I just skim that cesspit? 'Social justice warriors' is now up there with 'do-gooders'. What in fuck is wrong with debating 'social justice'?"

    That "cesspit" included some well argued points, I guess you missed them by "skimming". I guess you missed the fact that the issue was not as simplistic as whether you can debate social justice. Probably due to skimming again. Or selective reading. Whatever.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 07/07/2014

    @spamdangled

    Sexism is a huge subject, because it includes stereotypes. The issue at the heart of this debate is how far you take it and that is a grey area, its not black and white. Because if you take it too far it can be harmful. I agree its ok to write about it, to say otherwise would be censorship. But a lot of people here are upset at the degree its being taken to and the examples given, as well as the condescending tone.
    Reply +4
  • jabberwoky 07/07/2014

    @perydwyn

    "I actually know of a few indie game makers who face the prospect of having to remove storyline altogether from a game to avoid box ticking narrative bloat. After all if you include female character, how many and what should their roles be? How many black people should there be, and of exactly what nationality? What disabilities should and shouldn't be included, and how do you present these disabilities sensitively within your game genre? Should there be gay/lesbian or bisexual characters, and how many? Should these gay characters be presented as being married, or is that too heteronormative? Trans characters? Again, how do you do this sensitively as transgendered people are a very varied bunch, and what is insulting to one would be seen as a compliment to another. WHat about character age? How many older people should you have and what should their roles be to be seen as realistic with regards your game genre..."

    What's complicated about it? All they have to do is read Eurogamer.
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  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @SpaceMidget75

    "Agreed. Rather than leave completely I just wont read anything he writes and I'm certainly not going to comment on them as it's clearly counter productive...plus it's a waste of my time. :)"

    I don't think its a waste of time, if these articles suffer the same kind of reality check that has been the case up to now, I think that has a value. And comments sections to articles are read quite widely.
    Reply +7
  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @spamdangled

    "That's simply not true. People are more predisposed to comment when they're complaining or don't like something. Therefore, it's more likely that the people who aren't commenting simply either a) agree with Tom, b) don't care either way, or c) don't disagree strongly enough to deem it worthy of kicking up a stink about it."

    No its not more likely. A lot of people might not have an account, or might be too busy, or simply tend to read and not comment. You cannot possibly say that an outpouring of posts, massively in excess of those for almost any other article, has no bearing on the views of Eurogamer's readers.

    And in Tom's muddled reply to my posts, it was crystal clear he was getting all his "positive" feedback in the main from outside eurogamer's regular readers and outside people who even game.
    Reply +8
  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @Mugwum

    You have not addressed any of my points. I don't care if you chat to some readers offline, or if you think that the overwhelmingly negative comments are somehow mysteriously not representative of the readership, you have simply not answered my points.

    And you have certainly NOT answered "many" of the posts, You just appeared on a quiet sunday afternoon when most people are asleep and the thread is almost done and old.
    Reply +14
  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @Mugwum

    You have not addressed my point other than to say you chat to some readers offline, and somehow they are more representative of the readership than a ton of comments from outside your cosy environment.
    Reply +8
  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @Mugwum

    Fewer than 1% comment, but statisticaly they have more weight as many people can't be bothered to comment but feel the same way. The comments section is the most reliable measure of the readership outside of a survey.

    Its perfectly obvious from your last replies that you have contempt for your own readership, and are using none regular readers support to justify your agenda in eurogamer.

    And the comments section was full to the brim of reasoned arguements, stop making out it was all mindless flaming.
    Reply +17
  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @Mugwum

    I am not being selective. The readership is represented by comments, for every one who comments others feel the same but don't bother to comment.

    I can see from your reply that your positive feedback is coming mainly from none regular readers. And thats what you are using as justification for your agenda. That is a sad day for eurogamer.
    Reply +13
  • jabberwoky 06/07/2014

    @Mugwum

    "As for people presenting counter-arguments - actually, they are outnumbered by the people emailing, using the contact form, writing about us on other websites or using, yes, your hated social media to express their support. Which usually goes along the lines of, "I don't normally comment, but..."

    And the mass of comments, extraordinary in their consistency, are some kind of weird aberation. That somehow, despite most regular readers thinking its all great, somehow the comments mysteriously point in the opposite direction. What kind of fantasy world are you living in?

    Something is not adding up here.

    Unless you are not talking about actual REGULAR READERS of Eurogamer, in which case, as editor of Eurogamer, which gets its money from regular readers, exists because of regular readers, and is designed for regular readers, is a sad day for eurogamer.
    Reply +14
  • jabberwoky 05/07/2014

    @tobystrauss

    "You can't market an article as being about historical accuracy and then go on a feminist rant; it's intellectually dishonest."

    But....he just did. And dragged the professionalism of eurogamer straight into the toilet in the process.
    Reply +29
  • jabberwoky 05/07/2014

    @rubthisway

    "I think that was exactly my point, only a few go to the trouble of commenting. What were you saying again?"

    My post was perfectly clear, if you can't see the point I suggest you get someone to help you.
    Reply +9
  • jabberwoky 05/07/2014

    @rubthisway

    "And a few hundred comments on a site with an audience of hundreds of thousands."

    Except only a few of those hundreds of thousands bother to go to the trouble of commenting, you forgot to add that bit. Or are you seriously, and with a straight face, implying that the masses out there think its ok to be misled into reading about historical accuracy only to find themselves reading someone's extremist sexist agenda.
    Reply +26
  • jabberwoky 05/07/2014

    "OK, a few people were so upset that I want to respect other people's humanity that they threatened to leave the site forever"

    Are you really that arrogant? Seriously? You think that outpouring was simply that? So all those comments are just dismissed with an airy wave of the hand.

    And so here we have yet another article apparently about historical accuracy but really about forcing your extremist sexism agenda onto the pages of eurogamer yet again.

    Do you think people really come here to read your personal pet rants?
    Reply +56
  • Rainbow Six Siege has male and female hostages

  • jabberwoky 26/06/2014

    @Roflcakesale

    Spin it how you will, and selectively quote the worst examples while ignoring all the others, if you want, but there is a comments section to every article and people are entitled to comment and they did.

    Of course its your prerogative to disagree with practically everybody on here, and that does not make you wrong. Of course....it doesn't make you right either.

    And yes, as I have already said, I agree it could indeed be seen as sexist, if you have an agenda to hound out every possibility of stereotype of women, in all art forms regardless of natural differences between the sexes. But thats the point, most people are against that politically correct nightmare. Thats why the article has been slated.

    The bottom line, in my opinion, is how far you take sexism, not whether something could be defined theoretically as sexism and therefore anything that crosses that line must be terminated. You know, someone on the end of that process might feel as if they were the subject of a witch hunt.
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  • jabberwoky 26/06/2014

    @Roflcakesale

    "my point is that if people want 'no part' in the article, why comment on it in the first place?"

    Where did you get that idea? I said people want no part of that politically correct nightmare. You assumed I meant no part of the article. If they don't want this kind of thing, they will comment on it to protect their videogames site, their videogames industry and wider society.

    "I don't see why an article about equal equalities sends people into a 'righteous fury' when it quite literally isn't harming anyone, beyond wild slippery-slope arguments that this will somehow lead to game publishers... er... being less sexist."

    Really, have you not taken on board a single word of all the points that have been made in this comments section? Everybody here is wrong. OK.

    Anyway, what constitutes sexist and how far should it be taken and how harmful it is if its taken too far? Its a matter of degree which is the point of contention I think at the bottom of all this.

    "I feel this is a valuable article that spotlights a common perception in the games industry; you feel that it's some kind of quasi-sinister plot on Eurogamer's part."

    Can't find the word sinister plot anywhere in my posts, well, I'll keep looking, may have missed it. Maybe....if I re-arrange the letters.
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