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  • Watch Dogs 2 parodies Trump, Martin Shkreli, Kinect

  • kongzi 24/10/2016

    Yay!! (Not so) Current affairs jokes... the relevancy of it! Yihaaw.. So timely, so contemporary... so temporary. Kinda like the editorial policy here, lately.. I still visit cause it's such a part of my regular rounds, but I actually read less and less, and feel less 'informed' (whatever that is) when I do. Losing interest fast, just haven't found a good alternative site yet.

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    Yeah I guessed as much :-/ I hope any of these handy links helped, Tom!!!!

    Anyway I'm done here... Not waisting my time on this press release echo chamber. Can somebody please point me to the bar where all the real journalists hang out? Thanks and good luck with your career in advertising!
    Reply -9
  • Watch Dogs 2 delayed two weeks on PC

  • kongzi 19/10/2016

    Hey, those seem like quite reasonable specs actually. Shame I have zero interest in playing it. The hipster vibe is too obnoxious. Reply +2
  • The one and Leone: What made Red Dead Redemption so special?

  • kongzi 19/10/2016

    Nice article. But the biggest single inspiration has to be The Wild Bunch. The reformed gangster going after his former friends, a trip to Mexico, the Gatling gun sections, the 'end of the west' 'last of the outlaws' themes. It's all there. Reply 0
  • Mafia 3's in-game statement on its depiction of racism

  • kongzi 10/10/2016

    @frazzl wow you really have an overwhelming need to make things personal, do you? You're also projecting a whole lot. WTF is a gator? WTF is the alt right? I'm sorry but I work during the day and am not that up to date with the latest thing on instagram. Please argue like an adult.

    Once again you don't respond to the meat of my argument (you're probably vegan then) but choose to pick at details. So here you have it: yes, maybe the main drive of the story isn't a direct fight against racism. I'll give you that, because I don't care..I've already determined I'm not gonna play it anytime soon. Maybe clays primary motivation isn't a social justice fight...well duh, he's a gangster. But are you really arguing that racism isn't an important theme here? You can't be that dumb. But you don't respond to what I say about how this game portrays a cycle of greed, violence and mysoginy as self perpetuating and a natural order of things. And how it shows violence and revenge as valid responses to it. Which I think is overly deterministic and just wrong. Instead, you start talking about your skin color which I'm really not interested in. And then, as a kicker, you tell me I'm using strawmans...? That made me laugh, hard.

    Also when you say I'm entitled to my opinion...why do I doubt you actually believe that? But anyway, fuck it...from your comments towards the other guy I can tell you're arguing against a group of people I don't even know and have a lot of issues to work out, I'll leave you to it. Enjoy your buggy, by the numbers, bullshit game :) I'll wait for dishonored 2, there's a game that just wants to be pretty and fun and not wrap itself in layers of gritty social consciousness as a way to mask it's cynical cash grabbing design with some 'oooh, edgy!'. Again that sounds like your kinda vibe, lots of claims, lots of noise, very little substance. I call that 'flailing'.
    Reply +2
  • kongzi 10/10/2016

    @frazzl lol. By now I've seen enough of this game to know I've already played it. One hundred times over. Aside from the setting and themes it looks like another bland open world game in severe need of some patches. Like your arguments (and moods apparently) it's inconsistent and prone to crashes. I'm not going near it for now. So no, I haven't played it, and the way the game is presenting itself I don't feel like it, it looks a bargain bin start of holiday purchase for me, at best. Shame, because with the themes the story is exploring, the location, etc...that side of it looks interesting, but I'm not gonna plough through hours of unimaginative drive here, shoot that, drive back "gameplay" for it.

    But, you made your point that you're an emotionally charged fool that likes to attack people personally for having a different opinion than you. You talk about racism... I rather talk about general intolerance.

    Oh and your argument about this game being coopted by the alt-right falls completely flat because what gameplay I watched of it had him going after other black gangsters mostly. It seems to be a gumbo of different groups like you'd expect for New Orleans. So really, once again, no one can misconstrue this game as supportive of racism in anyway, it even uses it as (one of the) challenges the player has to overcome. Which I admit is an interesting hook, but more likely to fall flat if it's not handled with absolute sensitivity and honesty. Qualities I generally don't ascribe to triple A games. Considering it's made by developers who are comfortably educated, employed and paid and for whom racism is hardly an issue or even consideration in their daily life, just like it isn't in mine, or yours probably.... and the way games in general handle sensitive topics...it's more likely to fall flat anyway, because it seems like another game where your prime way of interacting with the world around you is through violence. It's not gonna teach anybody anything new then, is it. Racism, violence, greed, ignorance are again juxtaposed as natural dynamics....and emotional, irrational responses to it (vengeance, or your whining for that matter) seemingly validated. I see how that may float your spiteful little boat though.
    Reply +3
  • kongzi 09/10/2016

    @frazzl...the mob which was rabidly anti black. And the game's version of the kkk is one of the factions he takes on too... Racist cops are his opponents too There's a neighborhood where he gets arrested just for being there and there are segregated stores... so in my mind he's definitely fighting against racism. No it's not Malcolm The Game no...but that would probably be boring as hell anyway.

    Your attempt at pedantry and personal insult is noted however. Twit.
    Reply +2
  • kongzi 08/10/2016

    @BobbyDeNiro and then write a wussy little trigger warning disclaimer statement? Lol. I agree with your sentiment though, the only way to deal with a subject like it is to just deal with it, and don't try to spin it one way or the other. Writing a disclaimer like this isn't confronting it though: if you are that uncomfortable about the story you're presenting, and how it could be construed...then maybe you really aren't the right person to be telling it?

    Ubisoft started this nonsense with their 'multicultural team of diverse ethic and philosophical backgrounds' and it didn't mean anything there. What are you trying to tell me with that? Do you want me to congratulate you? Are there white (or black) supremacist or philosophically dogmatic studios out there you need to distance yourself from? I've never seen them.

    It's nothing but vain posturing, really...and especially senseless since they have a black protagonist fighting against racism.

    It's making me look forward less to playing this game, because a statement like this doesn't point to a problem with the story, but with the author. Now I'm afraid they're dealing with subjects they themselves aren't comfortable with and how no real authority to speak on. Hamfisted treatment of complex historical and cultural issue incoming! :/
    Reply -3
  • kongzi 08/10/2016

    So was anyone really afraid that gamers would see this game and join the KKK? I mean, really? Was that a foreseeable risk that would warrant a disclaimer like this?

    If no it's just pointless virtue signalling, but that's trendy, isn't it?
    Reply -2
  • Tech Analysis: 4K gaming on PlayStation 4 Pro

  • kongzi 10/10/2016

    I was thinking about how they're gonna market it too, because the advantage just doesn't come across in a videostream... or on anything but 4k HDR screen.

    I suspect you're gonna see the return of the old in store demonstration display, in which case it's a huge advantage Sony can hook up their ps4 pro to their 4k screens and scream 'Sony is the leader in 4k' at people. Add the VR goggles and it's the best display in the whole mall. That's gonna be really convincing to a lot of people doing their Christmas shopping, and one big advantage has over MS with project Scorpio which is an altogether much geekier affair lol. They don't have that cohesive set of devices that can show off 4k HDR and VR to potential customers as something that they could buy and own this instant. It's old school, but bloody effective.
    Reply +2
  • Farming Simulator 17 has mods on console, too

  • kongzi 08/10/2016

    I want eurotrucks on me ps4. Now. Reply 0
  • Samsung KU6400 4K TV review

  • kongzi 08/10/2016

    I'd much rather have a 40inch 1080p screen that does HDR well, than this way around. Seems like a step back in anything but the resolution which isn't going to blow your mind at this screen size anyway. Good to know to avoid this one. Reply +5
  • Quantum Break PC is better on DirectX 11

  • kongzi 01/10/2016

    Great news...shame the game itself is so dull and talky. Reply -11
  • Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

  • kongzi 23/09/2016

    Lol. Like supporting Hillary is any better? Reply -4
  • GTA 5 mod makers go to war over "stolen" files

  • kongzi 20/09/2016

    And here's again why most big companies rather won't touch modding (their games) with a ten foot pole. Reply +3
  • British FIFA YouTuber charged with promoting gambling

  • kongzi 19/09/2016

    "I'm shady because I wear sunglasses indoors." Reply +13
  • Looking back at Spore in a post-No Man's Sky world

  • kongzi 19/09/2016

    This article to me mostly just points out how bad the gaming press fails at basic journalism and truth finding. They're not journalists it rather act like cheerleaders. If there is hype, they'll hype along and if people are dissapointed they'll happily publish these 'looking back at...' articles, basically trying to score some point (clicks) on the way down...convienently forgetting the fact that their critiqueless mouthpiecing of pub and dev talking points, and not asking tough questions when given the opportunity, is what contributes to the blind hype.

    Sean Murray overpromised a lot...but none of the 100s of games "journalists" he spoke to in all those years ever asked him the tough questions, ever pointed out the obviously staged early trailers etc.

    Basically most game press aren't journalists but underpaid pr people. Once the fun of free games, trips and expos wears off that's where they'll end up...running pr for activision or whatever. Lol.

    All that ain't news. It's been like that for years. What puzzles me about it is that gamers still seem to expect actual journalism or some semblance of objectivity coming out of these unofficial pr arms of the publishers. How do you expect a site to give a fair review for a title when ads for that same game or publisher are taking up half your screen space lol? Come on.
    Reply +6
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to early 2017

  • kongzi 16/09/2016

    @Ultrasoundwave I'm thinking that's exactly what's happening with these recent delays. Devs and more importantly publishers are beginning to see (slowly and grudgingly) that botched launches and broken promises really hurt their reputation in the long run. Reply +2
  • Cor it's Corvo in a Dishonored 2 gameplay trailer at last

  • kongzi 14/09/2016

    The trailer I'm seeing is like a month old already?

    Can't wait for this though. The first one was a rough little gem. If all this does is transplant the gameplay and vibe into a larger, slicker package...it's gonna be brilliant.
    Reply +1
  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • kongzi 12/09/2016

    Seems to me like Bethesda tried to force Sony's hand by announcing it unilaterally. The way I figure the Japanese mentality that didn't go down well at Sony HQ at all and ruined any kind of support the idea might've had.

    Edit: that doesn't make Sony any less out of touch, BTW...but you figured Bethesda would be aware of that by now given their experience last gen.
    Reply -6
  • Meet the first person to reach level 1000 in Overwatch

  • kongzi 10/09/2016

    Wow this story made me sad. People defending this guy too... must be hitting close to home then I suppose. Denial is bliss.

    If blizzard wants to reward this guy, they'll hire him a therapist.
    Reply +4
  • Performance Analysis: Assetto Corsa

  • kongzi 01/09/2016

    Don't worry I have the remaster on pre order already Reply 0
  • Hitman's next Elusive Target is coming this Friday

  • kongzi 22/08/2016

    The Thailand episode is again excellent BTW. Reply +6
  • Watch new Dishonored 2 gameplay in latest Gamescom trailer

  • kongzi 20/08/2016

    I wonder how this stacks up with Deus Ex....or maybe not cause I'm getting them both anyway, lol.

    With dishonored, even if it would suck as a game, I'll get my fun just gawking at the art...dayum, das purty. 1 still ranks as one of my favorite games though, so even an uninspired repeat exercise will do me just fine.
    Reply +1
  • Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

  • kongzi 20/08/2016

    Sony could do with a better and clearer policy. But people need to understand that it's really a customer service, not so much a consumer right to trade in games you don't like...unless the product is broken, falsely advertised, etc..

    It's not their fault some people don't do any market research, absolutely can't wait to a couple of days before getting that game, and don't mind paying double for their Happy Meal if it comes with all the collectibles.

    It sucks if you're prone to motion sickness during games. I sympathise...but for me it would mean I wouldn't buy a game before I was sure I could comfortably play it and consider a different hobby if it kept occurring. If you have an allergy, is it your responsibility to stay away from that banana that'll kill you, or the rest of the world's to make sure no banana ever gets near you? If you buy a car, do you test drive or do you just listen to the dealer?

    Don't get me wrong. Sony needs to fix and clarify their policy (not just this one, lol). Not because people have a right to refunds on their dumb ass decisions, but because it's good service and creates costumer loyalty. You pay the costumer money back they'll more than likely spend on another game (two units 'shipped' instead of one) and you don't really lose on it because it's a digital copy that costs nothing to produce anyway...lol, double win.

    But no it's not a consumer right to be protected from the stupidity of your own choices, nor should it be...
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands on with PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    What I said was simply that I'm looking forward to this, because I haven't played it yet, because I generally don't play this type of game on my PC. That's it. It's actually simply a matter of having my PC in my study and the console in the lounge and not wanting to run long ass cables through my house.

    It's not my fault people want to read all kinds of value judgements about platforms into that. But it is kinda funny.. not meant as a personal attack on you but I don't think you took it that way anyway ;)

    @kirankara bitter anti PC enthusiast rant? Where? Was it any good? Lol. Now you are going OTT. Please read points A and B.
    Reply +1
  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    @UncleLou they do. are we gonna go here again though...

    Wow your system sounds amazing...kudos to all those cables you managed to fit in your room.

    A) I spend my working days in front of a PC
    B) there's too much important stuff on it to use it for gaming
    C) I don't spend a lot of money on my gaming. I don't have a lot of time for it either. I have other priorities. I'd buy a vintage synthesizer, travel around south east Asia, get my suits tailor made and put my feet in fine Italian leather, invest in business, you name it...before I'd buy a second PC to play games. Not to say that's better, just different choices I make.

    Like I said...not everybody is as obsessed as the core.
    Reply +8
  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    @Thief000 I do. This simply isn't the kind of game I play on PC, and I thought the previous one was really good so I'm looking forward to it.

    Not everyone plays everything day one on the first system it comes out on, you know...that's actually a pretty small minority of gamers.
    Reply +31
  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    Excellent games...for their time though. A collection of design tropes best left in last gen if you ask me. But it probably still has it's fans aching to have another go and if it's sensibly priced, it's great value.

    You can say a lot about ubisoft, and I do, but you can't accuse them of not putting out new stuff in lieu of remasters or not investing in new franchises and sticking by them. That they do pretty well.
    Reply +10
  • Jade Empire is coming to iOS fashionably late - report

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    Awesome but I don't see the combat work well with touch, unless they've been able to revolutionise touch somehow... luckily it doesn't really require precision but combat will definitely become a chore, precisely because it isn't the greatest and most precise 3rd person combat either... Reply 0
  • Konami tries to explain Metal Gear Survive's ridiculous story

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    Setting metal gear in an 'alternate universe' at this point isn't bold, but playing it painfully safe...it shows they're aware that they'll just ruin the universe kojima built if they touch it. Doesn't bode well...I think this is gonna go the way of resident evil. Reply +1
  • Warning: The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition won't let you carry over save data

  • kongzi 16/08/2016

    I don't mind...I'd probably want to start a fresh save at this point anyway. What I'd like to know is if the expansion packs and dlc stuff is actually included on disc and not as a separate DL...

    Elsewise this is really only interesting for the 10 blobtits in the world that haven't played it yet.
    Reply 0
  • PS4's next big update adds folders

  • kongzi 15/08/2016

    Yes now I can finally organise all those 4 to 5 games that'll fit on my hard-drive simultaneously.... fuque le oui, as we say in France. Reply +3
  • No Man's Sky's most aggravating omission (on PS4)

  • kongzi 14/08/2016

    Whatever..the game is a crashing piece of shit for me. Reply -3
  • Three seasons of Hitman episodes apparently planned

  • kongzi 09/08/2016

    @ultraPanda yes I understand how the release schedule works. I own the game. I just clarified it for people who seemed confused. Dude.

    I've seen both IO and the press refer to the summer bonus episode as episode 4 and Thailand as 5. Io probably does it to cover for the fact they're not making their planned release schedule by a long shot and probably will end up ending their 'season' in the middle of fall with every other game coming out and stealing the spotlight.

    Anyway it's a not important. The take away here is that apparently IO has the greenlight for two more batches of 'episodes'. Provided they maintain the current quality, work in some improvements along the way and don't break the game up any further than it already is...that can only be good news. I'm having a lot of fun with it and I think the episodic format serves it well...I was skeptical about that at first, but here it works.
    Reply +1
  • kongzi 08/08/2016

    @jabberwocky There's a summer bonus episode they consider the fourth. Reply +3
  • Pokémon Go banned in Iran due to "security concerns"

  • kongzi 07/08/2016

    Well it would be rather genius if the CIA and mossad would have rare Pokémon show up near those secret nuclear facilities and gather data on them that way. Not to mention thousands of Iranians showing up there. 'hey, this wasn't on the map' Reply 0
  • Telltale's Batman is getting slammed by Steam reviews over buggy PC port

  • kongzi 04/08/2016

    Telltale is just cashing in at this point... franchising, yow...no innovation in the storytelling or presentation.

    Shame, because I feel they were onto something, but it isn't quite there yet...it's not any getting any closer at this rate.
    Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky leaker claims to have reached the centre of the galaxy already

  • kongzi 01/08/2016

    I don't even understand why people would want to race through games like this? Not the first playthrough at least. Reply +4
  • Disney Infinity closure will render PC and mobile versions completely unplayable

  • kongzi 30/07/2016

    Lol. Always online, huh... Reply 0
  • The opening logo movie for Kojima's new studio is typically overblown

  • kongzi 25/07/2016

    I'm thinking Kojima is at risk of becoming a caricature of himself. The Mick Jagger of videogames in a way.

    Unless this death stranding game is gonna be amazing in every way. Announcing it now, and then keeping fans in the dark for years (as seems to be the plan) will fuel speculation and by the time it finally arrives it won't be what everybody has dreamt it up to by then.
    Reply +11
  • Nintendo shares dive as investors realise it doesn't own Pokémon Go

  • kongzi 25/07/2016

    This isn't a sign of cluelessness in the market. If you're managing hundreds of millions, you're not clueless, period. If you think these people, or the people managing the economy are, then you're clueless yourself.

    Rather, this is shows bad the markets are actually doing and is a sign of a coming crash. Sensing this, investors are looking safe havens, which are either safe bets (like stable currencies, gold and other commodities) or things that are sure to give a high return (apple, Facebook, weird startups, bitcoin) but a higher risk. That's where the overvaluation in tech/social companies comes from, and why you see all these nonsensical startups funded with billions but having no clue as to how they're ever gonna turn a profit. It's a bubble, and more and more people are realising it and looking to cash out. The Nintendo stock rising was basically a lot of people trying to cash out: see how high the stock will go and try to sell as close to the top as they can. It was being set up for a crash.

    For us it's good this didn't go on for too long because the more inflated Nintendo would've got, the harder it would've fallen once the cash out started. Now it's just a weird spike, nothing to worry about.
    Reply 0
  • Pokémon Go does not snoop on your Google Account, developer insists

  • kongzi 12/07/2016

    This game is a brilliant idea, but it's gonna be a disaster. Reply 0
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1060: $249 buys you GTX 980 power

  • kongzi 08/07/2016

    @kugz whereas for me, it may actually be a plan to buy my card in the UK with cheap and therefore hugely attractive pounds and save my 'valuable' Euro's to bailout Italian banks and French car makers :/

    Shame you people still do that ridiculous 'wheel on the right side' thing with your cars. I smells trade!!
    Reply -4
  • PC game-security company Denuvo downplays alleged Rise of the Tomb Raider crack

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    DRM maximalists versus the mass pirates... definitely took a wrong turn and ended up in the ghettos of gaming somewhere...

    Everything about this story makes me sad.
    Reply +1
  • Epic boss is thrilled at the prospect of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Of course he's gonna be thrilled..this is gonna ramp up demand for UE4 even more. Running that with all the bells and whistles on is too ambitious for current consoles. Reply +5
  • GTA5 takes on Trackmania in new GTA Online DLC

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Hmm... definitely considering a re install for this. Reply 0
  • Exposed YouTube star says sorry you didn't realise he owned gambling site he promoted

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Looks to me like the whole YouTube stardom thing is imploding. I, for one, am entertained in that classical Roman way. Debauchery, decadence, inflatable egos and apology videos...fuck yes. Reply +3
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

  • kongzi 06/07/2016

    That's enough game for a year too Reply +34
  • All LittleBigPlanet game servers shutting down in Japan

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    It's always had great style...but I still don't have a clue what these games are actually trying to be beyond cute? Reply -3
  • Can PC mods match Skyrim Special Edition?

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    "The upcoming Skyrim Special Edition adds a host of visual tweaks - as we've covered - ranging from extra foliage, upgraded shaders, dynamic depth of field, and volumetric lighting."

    A more cynical man, like me, would say: Skyrim SE adds what Fallout 4 added to Skyrim. And as always with Bethesda: let's see it running first...
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