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  • What's your #BestBrexitGame?

  • kangarootoo 29/06/2016

    @Spetzomancer

    "the UK will no longer be dictated by 400000 bureaucrats from bruessels?"

    This idea that the UK is or is not dictated to be anyone based on the result of this referendum is absolute nonsense. If we want to trade favourably with the rest of Europe (and we do, because these days we export half of what we import), we have to negotiate with them. If we leave the EU, we are in a considerably worse position to do so.

    The entire point of the EU free market was to make it easier for the countries involved to do the business that they HAVE to do. We are now heading towards a place where we lose all of those benefits, have to negotiate individual deals with individual countries, and have no significant leverage to do so.

    This exit will give the UK the same control a person has sat in a rowing boat, heading toward a waterfall. Just because we have the oars in our hands, doesn't mean we are better off.

    Honestly, if you had something other than simply saying the word "control" periodically, I might be interested in hearing it. But the entire leave campaign has been based on sound bites. Whether you value control of your laws, your trade, or your borders, the suggestion that leaving the EU will give you that control is simply false. Stop talking about what you want, and start considering whether this route is at all capable of giving it to you, because that is surely what actually matters.


    Sorry for the rant, I just can't bear woolly thinking and slogans. Back to the games :)
    Reply +26
  • Sony forces Saudi gamer called Jihad to change his PSN ID

  • kangarootoo 29/06/2016

    @santiagomatamoros

    Good grief. I shall use numbers to make it easy for you.

    1. It doesn't matter whether any of the items in a list are similar or not, that was never the point. The point was a previous poster saying that the victim can't "play victim" because they could have predicted the negative reaction of another, as if that is how justice is determined. THAT was the point I was addressing, so can people stop harping on about whether items in a list are similar, lest they start looking stupid.

    2. Islam, nor any religion, inspires me. And I am not defending any religion. I am talking about the meaning of words, and how those meanings can change over time, but how an innocent person cannot reasonably be held to account over the evolving meaning of their own name.

    3. Many old religious texts are pretty horrible, because they were written by people in horrible times. If you think that I am in any way defending any religion, or indeed am really even that interested in any religion, you are off on your own little crusade (see what I did there). I say again, I was talking, quite clearly I might add, about the meaning of words. You are changing the subject, trying to imply I am talking about your new subject, and it is making you look foolish.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 29/06/2016

    @globalisateur

    "But in the society we live in, few people know the real meaning of the word. They know a very different meaning indeed."

    It sounds like we mostly agree, with perhaps one difference. I believe people should educate themselves, so that innocent people don't have to change to fall in line with ignorance.
    Reply +2
  • kangarootoo 28/06/2016

    @globalisateur

    "You don't usually hear fanatics shout the word "crusade" when they blindly murder others in a public area."

    I imagine that during the Christian crusades, that sort of thing was actually very popular.

    Anyway, plenty of drunken shit bags shout 'England" when attacking innocent bystanders or smashing things up - should we ban that word too?

    Besides which, it doesn't matter. This is his name, and he should be allowed to use it. It may have other meanings to other people, but as has frequently been pointed out on this thread, it's original meaning isn't what you imply it to be. He can't control who else uses it and when or why, so get over it.
    Reply +6
  • kangarootoo 28/06/2016

    @StarQuote

    "The worlds international language is English"

    What does that mean? English hold no official status as international language. Neither is it the most commonly spoken language (or even the second).
    Reply +17
  • kangarootoo 28/06/2016

    @Folant

    The example you just made up is similar to the things I listed, in that you still framed it as pushing focus onto how YOU should expect people to react to your name, which I am saying is irrelevant.

    The issue here is whether the name is / should be allowed. If it should be allowed, that is that. Whether the gamer in this case could have EXPECTED some people to react negatively to it is neither here nor there.

    Rules have to be clear and fair. Basing judgement on the random expectations of others is unreasonable.

    But by all means write LOL a bit more though, if you feel that is the best way to represent your point of view.
    Reply +9
  • kangarootoo 28/06/2016

    I wonder if an ID containing "Crusade" is allowed? Reply +11
  • kangarootoo 28/06/2016

    @Folant

    So he doesn't get to "play victim", because he could have predicted the bad reaction of some 3rd party?

    You have a little think about that logic, and see whether you think it is reasonable. here are some examples to help you along.

    The assault victim can't play victim because they could have expected drunk thugs to be out late on a Friday night. The girl can't play victim because she have expected sexual predators to be attracted by makeup. The black person can't play victim because they could have expected the politician to be racist. The list goes on.

    Seriously.
    Reply +28
  • Trials of the Blood Dragon review

  • kangarootoo 23/06/2016

    @Carpetfluff

    Which is another reason on a long list for me to continue avoiding them :)
    Reply 0
  • kangarootoo 22/06/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    "Maybe you need purchase validation, I don't"

    If you think that reviews are about post-purchase validation, rather than pre-purchase information, you definitely don't get it.
    Reply 0
  • kangarootoo 22/06/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    "Why should the opinion of a random person on the internet shape your purchasing decisions?"

    Change this to "Why should the opinion of a person who has already tried the product inform your purchasing decisions?" and your answer is surely staring you in the face.

    Here is another way to look at it. Either decades of review informed purchasing across a multitude of markets is wrong, or you are.

    "I don't get it."

    QFT
    Reply 0
  • Steam game's £27 DLC is a PDF certificate

  • kangarootoo 22/06/2016

    Some people on this thread seem rather unhappy, for reasons that are unclear. So long as everybody knows what they are getting with this (and the dev seems to be going to some efforts to make it quite clear), I really don't see what the problem is.

    You know, whenever someone says "more money than sense", they always assume not very much sense. A perfectly sensible person could just have a fair bit of money.

    But also, we as gamers should know that there is nothing wrong with spending money on things that don't really matter. Everyone should just stop worrying about what other people are spending their money on, and just focus on whatever makes them personally happy.
    Reply +1
  • Overwatch will remove the "avoid this player" feature

  • kangarootoo 22/06/2016

    @TheChimpy

    I don't really play competitive online, but do people typically need to hear the voice chat of their opponents?

    The closest I typically come to playing mp online is games like Battlefield 1943, in which I'll be in a squad with a couple of friends, and it feels more like coop in the middle a giant battle. In situations like that, I'm talking to my squad mates and that is it. If I were playing solo against other players, I can't imagine why I would need to hear anything they had to say. I am probably missing something, but I don't understand why verbal trolling is even a thing in competitive play.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 22/06/2016

    @CaoSlayer

    "The problem that they are saying that when the matchmaking system decides to open up it does it ignoring skill"

    That was indeed the eventual result, but it happened because players of the equivalent level of that chap in this case had excluded him from their games, and so he ended up being matched with less experienced players as a fall back (the alternative being, no game for him at all).

    Any match making system has to work with the players present, and so if nobody who matches your ability level is online, you either get someone who does not match you, or you get no game at all. No dev can do anything about that edge case, beyond encouraging their community to grow.

    Anyway, I was just referring to your initial point about them needing match making to work before removing this system. I suggest that removing this system is in fact part of making match making work more effectively.
    Reply +3
  • kangarootoo 21/06/2016

    @CaoSlayer

    "Before removing the feature they should revise how match making is made so high skilled people don't ends against total noobs"

    That would be the way the matchmaking system already works. Nothing in the article suggested they were n00bs avoiding him, just players who didn't want to play against him. You see the bit where the article mentioned him ending up being matched against n00bs, the exact thing you rightly see as undesirable? That was the result of this system, not the result of its removal.
    Reply +37
  • Korean teenager answers her pro Overwatch doubters with live demonstration of skill

  • kangarootoo 21/06/2016

    My elderly eyes could literally not tell what was going on half the time, it was all happening so quickly. All power to her :) Reply +7
  • Skyrim remastered: PS4, Xbox, PC, mods and everything we know

  • kangarootoo 20/06/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper

    It drops frames occasionally, but not often in my experience. Not consistently in busy areas too, perhaps areas where everyone is showing off their spells (so town centre type areas)?

    I play ESO a fair bit, solo or coop rather than as an MMO, and I've honestly not seen enough frame rate probs to harm the experience. Maybe 2 or 3 times in a few hours is typical for me.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft's mixed messages at E3 aren't pretty for Xbox One owners

  • kangarootoo 16/06/2016

    @Geordiemp

    Sorry, I wasn't being very clear. I know that functionally a Steam box is more of a PC, I just mean from a market perspective a Steam box already filling the uber-console space that Scorpio touches.

    If you are in the market for a powerful system, and don't mind spending a wodge of money to get it, you are probably already a PC gamer. And if you want something tidy to sit under the TV, but still want the power and flexibility you are used to, the PC market still caters for you with the sorts of system I mentioned.

    I am really just questioning the need for any console to be the same spec and cost as a top end PC. Especially when you see that all off the exclusives made a point of being for XBO and Win10 (something that surprised me, as it undermines the XBO message all the more).
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 16/06/2016

    @dagas

    "The Neo and Scorpio will be for people who want the best graphics and have the money while the regular and slim versions will be for people who don't care as much about graphics and want to spend less money"

    But is that not the space traditionally filled by PC gaming (which is of course, very much the question the article is asking)?

    And if you want some of the convenience of a console, but with the power of a PC, is a Steam box or that Alienware thing (sorry, don't recall the name) not already filling that space?
    Reply +31
  • Hitman's latest Elusive Contract is now live

  • kangarootoo 16/06/2016

    I played one, once, and made a right pigs ear of it. Haven't been back since. Not that I don't like them, I just don't find them that compelling when I still have challenges left to do in a level. Reply +3
  • Watch: 27 minutes of bollock-popping Sniper Elite 4 gameplay

  • kangarootoo 15/06/2016

    @Bambot

    I see your point, but I think the idea that shooting some balls for the 40th time qualifies as "humour" is both stretching reality somewhat, and also making terminaljeremy's point.

    I think actually, the game itself has simply created a system whereby damage is represented semi-realistically, across the whole body of the opponents. It is the author of this article that has made his world revolve around fascist balls (pun partially intended).

    I didn't mind it all in honesty, and it can be turned off, but I also found that after the first time (which was barely comical), it was about as "funny" as someone opening a door.


    However, on a more serious note, I think it sells the franchise seriously short to suggest to a wider audience that Sniper Elite is about shooting testicles. Anything for a headline though, eh? I know I seem like the fun police here, and I don't really mind either way. If nothing else, it has stimulated energetic debate (pun partially intended).
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 15/06/2016

    Just watching this now. Holy crap you suck at this game. Sorry, but seriously. Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 15/06/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77

    SE3 was a massive step up from SE2. If you've not tried it, I recommend you do.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 15/06/2016

    I can't help but think that EG is really overplaying the importance of bollocks in this game.

    Also, Sniper Elite 3 was f*cking excellent. This is Day 1 for me.
    Reply +7
  • Scalebound confirmed for Windows 10

  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    @arcam

    Good point. In that case, I have no idea why he kept harping on and on about what my eyes were seeing, as if I wasn't seeing it too.

    I am still not convinced that the amount of waffle is representative of gameplay, but that is because... it just CAN'T be, because that would be awful.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    I think that voice over wasn't supposed to be the character, but rather the voice of the player controlling him. It would make no sense at all for the character to be saying some of the things being said, and to be speaking all the time.

    I think it was an attempt at showing us what a typical coop session will be like, but it somewhat failed to convey that (partially because no real human sounds like that when gaming).
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft E3 2016 conference live report

  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    Did he really just say "These are the highest quality pixels anybody has seen"?

    That is about three words away from Donald Trump having "the best words".
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    Oh God, it is the Apple school of people talking to cameras, whilst pausing occasionally to give the impression you just thought up what they are saying. Reply 0
  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    Sunglasses indoors are never cool. Sorry everyone. Reply 0
  • The Elder Scrolls Online's One Tamriel feature and "7 million players" number explained

  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    @number1024

    I tend to like variance in the challenge. I like mashing my way through a bunch of easier guards, and feeling all powerful, but later finding a particular boss incredibly hard, leaving me buzzing after finally defeating it.

    Challenge is not about level, it is about contrast, just like fear, excitement and most other valued emotions in games.
    Reply +3
  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    I've been playing quite a bit of this over the last year (vet 2 Kajiit NB). I'm not really an mmo person, so I either solo or coop with one friend. I have to say that I quite liked wandering into tougher areas, trying to sneak past very dangerous things, and then heading back to easier areas on occasion and being tougher in comparison.

    I totally understand scaling things so that friends can play together, but I don't think it is without cost. Contrast is good, and this removes a degree of it.


    Also, by dropping "all" PvE alliance restrictions, does this mean they are dropping the race restrictions? Or does it just mean a Daggerfall player can immediate go visiting Ebonheart if they want? Can someone clarify? That race restriction was always needless and annoying.
    Reply +1
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim remaster announced

  • kangarootoo 13/06/2016

    @Fourfoldroot

    The wording of the update doesn't suggest to me that the upgrade path applies to consoles. Seems to be Steam only.
    Reply +1
  • Here's how Overwatch's leave game penalty works

  • kangarootoo 10/06/2016

    @arty

    How many times do you eat dinner in the average evening?
    Reply +1
  • There's a more expensive Business Edition Vive now

  • kangarootoo 09/06/2016

    @Vortun

    "Until the prices/hype go down and everyone realizes that VR is just a tech gimmick like 3D, I will stay away from this."

    But as soon as those two conditions are met, you'll be all over it?

    I'm afraid I doubt the authenticity of your sentiment.
    Reply +6
  • It looks like Destiny's next expansion will leave PS3, Xbox 360 players behind

  • kangarootoo 08/06/2016

    @XyzzySqrl

    If it is anything like the upgrades available whe the PS4 first launched, hang onto the PS3 disc, at least long enough to test. My PS4 digital version of AC Black Flag requires a PS3 version in the drive to run.
    Reply +2
  • Skyrim remaster, Prey 2, Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2 rumoured for E3

  • kangarootoo 07/06/2016

    I never quite took to Skyrim the way I did Oblivion (120 hours when I finally stopped). Lots of snow and trees, and f*cking slopes that were a pain to get up, compared to the lovely variety of Oblivion that was a joy to roam through. Each version has improved the game systems though, so I would probably revisit Skyrim on current gen.

    I play a fair bit of ESO at the moment, and I really like it. Not really as an MMO (and so many of the complaints don't really register for me), more as just a dose of ES but with coop.
    Reply +2
  • Hitman's third Elusive Target premieres on Wednesday

  • kangarootoo 07/06/2016

    @Monkey_Puncher

    Perhaps it is for load balancing reasons? If it was over a weekend, they might see excessive server loads (and this feature "needlessly" needs online access).
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  • Volition announces new open-world action game Agents of Mayhem

  • kangarootoo 06/06/2016

    So 60% Saints Row, 35% Borderlands, and 5% Beyond Good and Evil. No bad thing. Reply +7
  • kangarootoo 06/06/2016

    @jw27

    Concepts are over rated. Give me good gameplay any day.
    Reply +11
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst review

  • kangarootoo 06/06/2016

    Also EG, there is some ad on this page that is killing my browser. I am seeing nearly a second between mouse wheel scroll and page scroll. Seriously, don't make me go there. Reply +13
  • kangarootoo 06/06/2016

    @DyingAtheist

    It is quite a cliched and dated term though, and that is perhaps representative of the script. I think that is what the review was trying to convey here.
    Reply +5
  • Capcom bans pro fighting game player due to sexual harassment

  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @PlugMonkey

    "Did you stop halfway through the second paragraph or something? "

    Shit. Busted. It has been quite a busy day. I thought it seemed out of character. Sorry about that.
    Reply +4
  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77

    "Try not to put apples in a porkers mouth. When you cut and cherry pick paste, you are also slicing up the news feed and losing focus besides. "

    What the f*ck are you talking about?

    This isn't going to be one of those debates where you start dicking about with words in an attempt to add apparent complexity to your argument, is it?
    Reply +6
  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @PlugMonkey

    You cannot be so naive as to think that the gender of pincher and pinchee isn't a factor here. I know you can't.

    But also, it doesn't matter how many examples of people you can wheel out, who after the fact took it as a compliment. Are you seriously suggesting that because you and some of your friends considered it a compliment, that those who consider it a personal assault have no defence in law? Again, I know you can't mean that, surely.
    Reply +6
  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77

    With regard to sexual assault, you write -

    "People also tend to do spontaneous or weird things."

    I cannot write enough "what the fuck"s here.
    Reply +6
  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    "Last time I looked being at an entertainment event is not the same as being in your place of employment."

    Last time you looked?

    If you're doing your job whilst at the entertainment event, it is your place of employment.

    How is that in any way confusing or unclear?
    Reply +8
  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @Fourfoldroot

    "Not to say you can't sexually assault a friend of course, but it's not an employment law issue I don't think; probably more discrediting the competition or something."

    Wtf. Sexual assault is neither a matter of employment law, nor one of "discrediting" anyone. Sexual assault is a criminal offence.
    Reply +23
  • The Sims 4 has new gender customisation options

  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @218

    "You are missing the point but whatever."

    Can you explain how the point is being missed?


    "So why wasn't it in the game from the start?"

    Why does it matter that it wasn't in the game when it was first released?
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  • kangarootoo 03/06/2016

    @218

    "I treat them with respect but at the same time it doesn't need to be pushed into peoples faces all over the place"

    You mean the way that straight sexuality is? Or perhaps hadn't you noticed that?


    But more seriously, do you honestly consider that a game giving equal choices to all players is pushing it into peoples' faces?

    Surely by the same logic, gender specific DLC was being pushed into everyone's faces since the Sims was first released, and all this change is doing is levelling this for everyone.

    I don't understand what you think is being "pushed" in this case, that wasn't being "pushed" before.
    Reply +8
  • Filthy Lucre is a new game from ex-Sony Liverpool and Evo devs

  • kangarootoo 01/06/2016

    @Shadow_Dancer_Uchiha

    It is extremely commonly mispronounced (like macabre, and jalapeño), so I wouldn't be surprised if the actors in Dragon's Crown simply got it wrong (pronunciation notes are pretty rare in this business).

    This is one of the oddest discussions I've been in for some time :)
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