major_tom Comments

  • Unionists want Mafia 3 banned for "sick glamorisation of terrorism"

  • major_tom 13/10/2016

    AhahAhaaa... oh, my sides.

    Good lord, they're being serious. Hangar 13, I implore you to respond with nought but stony silence.
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  • Shadow Warrior 2 review

  • major_tom 13/10/2016

    "clearly the developers have been to Newcastle" ....good lord, someone call doc brown, a joke has time-travelled from the pages of gamesmaster mag circa 1993, it must be returned before the resultant paradox wipes out this timeline!

    Can't wait to play this. Adored the first.
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  • Mafia 3 review

  • major_tom 12/10/2016

    As a white male privileged enough by society to be afforded the laudable position of 'writes about videogames on the internet', I assume you'll be stepping down from your privileged position and gifting the role to a more suitable candidate from an ethnic minority background?

    I await news on this issue with interest.
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  • DICE want you to know that Battlefield 1's horses aren't just tacked-on

  • major_tom 16/08/2016

    If they're going for historical accuracy, charging at a fortified enemy on horseback will be a death sentence. Also, if the bizarre popularity of 'war horse' in its various forms is to be believed, people will be more disturbed by the thought of dead horses than of dead...people. Reply +1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Zombies goes '80s, stars David Hasselhoff

  • major_tom 16/08/2016

    If call of duty wants to go completely berserk, absurd and weird, frankly I'm all for it. Everyone clamouring for a return to 'the good old days' of the series being set in plausible ww2 or modern theatres of war needs to have a serious think about themselves. First person shooters are not the right genre to be exploring that. Spec ops: the line, however unsubtly, did a fantastic job of attacking that idea. You know what we need more of in the fps genre? More insanity. More ultraviolence. More unreality. More DOOM 2016, more Prey, More shadow warrior, more titanfall. More COD black ops III. Reply +2
  • Telltale Games is teasing something to do with Mr. Robot

  • major_tom 10/08/2016

    Mr. Robot borrows heavily from fight club. this was even acknowledged with a *fantastic* soundtrack choice towards the end of season 1. The protagonists of both end up questioning and regretting their actions, which were ultimately fueled by childish and selfish nihilism.

    Anyone criticising fans of Mr. Robot for just raging against 'the corporations' either hasn't seen the show or is just being deliberately dishonest.

    EDIT: also second the sentiment that describing e corp as an analogue for Microsoft is way off base. The situation the show presents is purely hypothetical and I'd be very much surprised if the writers don't know this.
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  • Telltale's Batman is getting slammed by Steam reviews over buggy PC port

  • major_tom 04/08/2016

    That's funny, I could've sworn I was treated by a Dr. Butthole once.

    Rather not talk about what it was for.
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  • Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack

  • major_tom 28/07/2016

    An unpopular notion then, that extremism from any direction should never dictate the actions of a free society.

    I would like to think that anyone on this side of the debate is aware of the argument that it would be insensitive to broadcast the show, its just that the argument can be so easily rejected. As a poster above me noted, where does it end? By that line of logic why doesn't the network impose a moratorium on all violent content it will be broadcasting for the foreseeable future?
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  • major_tom 28/07/2016

    @MrTomFTW

    Fair enough, guess now I *extra* think they were wrong to cancel the show.
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  • major_tom 28/07/2016

    While I dont agree that the show should have been cancelled, we should remember that theres no evidence that the Munich shooting had any political or ideological motive. Context matters here.

    Also, while I'd be the first to criticise the German government for some of their ridiculous totalitarian stances on legitimate criticism of policy, there's no evidence of state or government pressure being applied here. This more than likely is coming from the TV network involved.
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  • I played Pokémon Go in Croydon

  • major_tom 13/07/2016

    I should think if you wander around in Croydon waving your Ł600 smartphone about in public you're more likely to collect a fresh stab wound than a rare Pokemon. Reply 0
  • No online host advantage in Gears 2

  • major_tom 21/06/2008

    what the shit? you gus are still playing gears? Jesus I really need to renew my live sub. Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

  • major_tom 05/07/2007

    holy crap, I just got over 130,000 points with Wesker in the castle level of the mercenaries minigame. I was in the zone, headshotting monks left, right and centre. I could never have dreamed of doing that with the GC pad.

    The wiimote beats even KB&M for precision (when properly implemented, as it is here), and as the poster above me notes, is considerably more immersive to boot. For shame, eurogamer, for shame.

    Anyway, bed.
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  • major_tom 03/07/2007

    This review is just completely, objectively wrong. The new controls are absolutely fantastic. If anything, they make the game too easy.

    It's official - EG has to be one of the most inconsistent review sources on the net at the moment. 70% of the reviews are well-written and informative. The other 30% appear to be written by a retarded monkey, proof-read and fact-checked by no-one, and then vomited up onto the site. Sort it out, guys.
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  • Little Britain: The Video Game

  • major_tom 16/02/2007

    5 Avatar: The Legend Of Aang

    What the christ is that?!
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  • GRAW 2 PC takes shape

  • major_tom 16/02/2007

    If the first one was anything to go by, it'll be completely different from the 360 version.

    It will be a pile of shit with broken AI teammates and horrible laggy mouse control.

    And let's not forget the favourite fallback of the lazy enemy AI programmer: Psychic Enemy Marksmen.
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  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

  • major_tom 06/02/2007

    /echoes sentiment about the counter-snipe rifle being in the first game

    I wish smug gaming journos would stop going on about the counter-snipe rifle as if its a new thing just because ubi's press release told them it was.
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  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2

  • major_tom 11/12/2006

    "It's an alarming waste of Team Ninja's undoubted talents."

    While I still agree with what the rest of the review said, this pretty much nails exactly how I feel about this game. At the end of the day, resources that could have been lavished on Ninja Gaiden 2 were instead diverted to this pointless fucking wank-fest. Now THAT's shameful.
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