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  • Rich Stanton on: Requiem for a dreamer

  • pestibug 14/02/2015

    'Media manipulation is one thing, and I would never criticise a developer for 'playing' journalists. It's their job. But with Godus Molyneux stepped into a new arena, one where the money was coming directly from punters rather than publishers. And manipulating paying customers is another matter entirely - especially when the game crosses a line, as it has with certain promises and rewards, into failing to deliver.'

    I'm sorry, but this is where you lost me. This should NOT happen, developers should just sell the game on what the game is. Anything else is just willingly duping consumers. Or in short, lying/distorting the truth to get into peoples wallets.

    You say Molyneux crossed a line because he lied directly to the very people who fund him. But how is that any different? Wether the lie goes straight from the dev, to the consumer, or through you, the media?

    You try to whitewash your hands as reporter/media because they are doing it to you, the reporter. But guess what? People buy games based on your reviews/interviews. Basically you are just faccilitating developers/publishers to steal money from people because of you (the media) just passing on their blatant lies without question.

    You should ALWAYs critise developers/publishers for 'playing' a journalist. If you don't you basically say: I don't give a fuck about my readers, and am willingly contributing to the very issues that hurt this industry and its consumers. Sadly this quote, and recent state of affaris shows most of the media is just a marketing play puppet for the publishers.
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  • Evolve thrills, but for how long?

  • pestibug 09/02/2015

    Maybe I missed it, but, why isn't the ridiculuous DLC scheme taken into account for the scoring of the game? Especially since you and pretty much every other news outlet (rightly so) screamed bloody murder at the evolve DLC practise.

    A game so agressive, and heavy on DLC should be rated accordingly and reviews should tell people they are in fact, *not* buying a full game. Tell them what the *full* cost of the game is, if they buy all available dlc.
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  • Battlefield 4: The redefinition of Early Access

  • pestibug 15/10/2014

    @CaptainKid sadly eurogamer really doesn't give much of a shit wether we take them serious or not.

    Its all about getting the clickbaits, and not pissing off the advertisers (underhand money?) They (and other gaming sites) only start to care when people are no longer visiting their sites.

    I just go here to read up on some news, but as for reviews, no, sorry, these paid amateur blogger opinions (which, is basically what eurogamer 'journalist/reviewers'and such are) hold no value to me.
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  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • pestibug 27/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW actually you're wrong, the tone of the video is set when she explains what according to her definition is a"Woman as Background Decoration." her description ends with: '... while titillating presumed straight male players.'

    So, the video is just 44 seconds in, and already she says: I am going to show you the things that make these beastly male gamers get off on.

    She clearly states how men will act/think when shown these images/scenes.
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  • pestibug 27/08/2014


    "All she does is document and then list things that actually happen in games."

    Indeed she does, just like I said, as one sided and colored as possible to serve her cause. She cherrypicks, manipulates and spins untill it suits her purpose. Which is understandable, just like I stated in my previous post.

    "If you have a problem with that, then you have a problem with the games. Not a problem with the person presenting the list."

    I don't have a problem with the games at all, I do have a problem with her and how she claims I feel and act while playing games, being a man and all. Or how any male gamer for that matter is being painted as a degenerate rapist sociopath playing games for the sheer joy of abusing women.
    The way she portrays men has absolutely nothing to do with who I am, and how I play games, so yes, I have a problem with her, not the games.

    As for the last part of your post,
    those who oppose Anita, mostly seem to oppose her and how she claims to represent the issue. Most agree the portrayal of women in games needs to be adressed in a serious way. its just that they don't believe this particular woman is the right person to lead this cause.
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  • pestibug 27/08/2014

    Ah yes, Anita is back. Oh well, this is a lady with an agenda, and, just like anyone else with an agenda, she will do her very best to bring the topic as one sided as possible. Its a shame this woman has become the face of all things wrong with women in videogames.

    Because of the way she adresses this topic, she has more in common with those women who go under the guise of feminism, but are actively spreading hate against men, than some one doing fair research and objectively showing uncolored findings.

    The comments here are a good example, the slightest negative comment about her gets downvoted by her followers. there is no debate, just blindly chasing a goal ignoring any and all opinions.

    While I think that the gaming industry has long ways to go to do a better job of respectfully portaying women in games, I don't think this particular woman is the right person for the job to bring about that change/awareness.
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  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • pestibug 18/08/2014

    Ah, typical microsoft back to its familiar ways: if there is a problem, throw money at it.

    Its generally a short term solution, and in this case I dare question if it will do much for them. If they think TR will boost Xbox sales, well... it's most likely that will not happen.

    Anyway, I don't mind waiting a bit for tombraider, hell with any luck we on the ps4 will get the 'definitive' version with some DLC or whatever thrown in! (I'll be happy with just the vanilla Tombraider tho')

    Anyway, it shows us more about microsoft, still that american way of thinking, of forcing themselves on to people, on throwing money at problems. Such short term vision, basically, it just underlines the whole vision/thinking behind xbox one.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • pestibug 12/08/2014

    Nice to see XO getting an exclusive(shame that it happens to be this particular game). Not that it will convice people to go out and buy a console for it, more likely people will just be: Eh, wanted to play it, but fuck it.

    And voila, the franchise is effectively killed. This is not a systemseller, nice for XO owners tho', enjoy. MS must have paid an insane amount of money or something to make up for the already proven loss in sales by excluding ps4 userbase.
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  • Unsubscribe?

  • pestibug 02/08/2014

    Excuse me, but what sort of garbage kind of writing is this article? How dare you force opinions on your readers? Did EA pay you to write this drivel? 'I actually felt kind of sorry for EA this week. Scoring cheap points here tugging at heartstrings?

    How about you write: *I think*...EA Access is good value, despite what Sony says.
    Stating it as the opinion it actually is, instead of the dirty hidden subliminal messaging where you write it as if its a fact.
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  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • pestibug 21/07/2014

    'best mmo on a console', that's funny since bungie absolutely refuses destiny to be even remotely compared to a mmo.

    But in fact you are right, its clearly inspired on mmo's, and phew, if the beta is anything to go by (and it is, this really is the final product you get to play, minus some polish/tweaks) then they pretty much based it on the most uninspired mmo's they could probably find. Destiny is a grind-fest plain and simple.

    Needless to say that I didn't feel every cent activision pumped into this game. The visuals are okay, but nothing amazing. In fact, it feels as if the whole ps4/XO versions have been visually gimped in the name of parity for the old gen consoles. I mean, if this is the best bungie can do with the 'next gen' hardware, well, sorry, but then they really must have lost some serious talented coders/artists.

    Voiceacting is still terrible, no matter how many filters they throw on top. The blame clearly lies with whomever directed the actors, and who ever wrote this atrocious script. I bet the actors did exactly what was asked of them.

    I'm not sure, but it seems some crucial gameplay designers either left, or stayed with 343? I mean, the AI even on hard is not that impressive, and then these bosses. Seriously, the best thing they could come up with is bulletsponges? And to top it off, there's no real reward after defeating a boss. Lets not even get into the 'quests'...

    Well, anyway people will eat it up, the 'press' will hype it through the roof, as always, its got bungie's name on it, and plenty people seem to like it, good for bungie. For those who won't like it, plenty other games to play.
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  • The end of gimmicks?

  • pestibug 17/05/2014

    I think the problem is MS didn't offer choice.

    What if they had made a Xbox TV? A small box with kinect, purely made for watching tv, with kinect support, even with the snap/picture in picture, all the stuff you can do on the Xbox One.

    And even better, if they had released a Xbox Game (Xbox One), that focussed purely on being a gaming system. But if you plug your Xbox TV in it, voila, all of a sudden you xbox had full kinect+TV support!

    this way they could've reached a much bigger market:

    The TV viewer who wants an enhanced TV experience (Xbox TV)

    The core gamer who wants a pure game system (Xbox Game)

    And the gamer who wants games and the interactive tv/kinect experience (Xbox TV+Xbox Game).

    That way they still could've 'owned the livingroom' and aproach it trough different demographics. But well, that's just me, I bet MS studied many ways to go about the whole thing. But in the end, forcing it upon people, turned out the be the wrong way.
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  • 3D Realms reveals PC and PS4 action-RPG Bombshell

  • pestibug 15/05/2014

    This has to be the most bland and uninspired character design I've ever seen. Reply +1
  • Microsoft and publishers talking Kinect-less Xbox One performance boost

  • pestibug 14/05/2014


    Sadly for your example, I don't own an Xbox One, I don't even know how you came to the conclusion I do, perhaps your reading was occluded by wishfull thinking. (I have owned 360's since launch and much enjoyed that console)

    That aside, my reaction was purely based on the consumer in general, if sony had pulled a stunt like this, I would have written the same thing, but pointed at them.

    The Xbox One, and how MS has designed it, and handled it sicne launch has been just one big clusterfuck, and they really did so much damage to their own brand. Its just sad to see the way MS choose to go this gen. Even more so to see them backtrack on everything, even MS doesn't believe in their own product/vision anymore.

    Thus, I do feel sorry for those early adapters, who are now getting the royal fist up their bumm, but then again, this is nothing unusual for MS. Like I said in my earlier post, I hope MS changes its ways and learns from this debacle.

    Rests me nothing but wishing you good fun and pleasure of your future Xbox One purchase. :)
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  • pestibug 14/05/2014

    So, if this happens, MS are giving the finger to their existing consumers not once, but twice. First they forced them to buy a overpriced kinect (with the promise it would be an integral part of the xbox experience).

    Second, they then continue to disable said overpricerd device to squeeze more power out of this underpowered console? (even then, it will still lag behind the ps4 in raw power)

    Do these people get compensation in any form? Can they send their now useless kinects back to MS for a full refund? No developer is going to support kinect now, they will all opt for the 'extra juice'. Basically MS just fucked over 5 miljion consumers (or however many of the damn things they sold).

    One can only hope MS learns from this, and the next console (if they make one) will be a masterpiece, because this, this is just a joke.
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  • John Riccitiello out as CEO of EA

  • pestibug 19/03/2013

    It's funny that nowhere in his letter gamers are mentioned as being important or how he did his best to serve them well. Nope, its all about shareholders and Real Racing 3 shit these days. Reply +1
  • Valve-backed Xi3 Piston console starts at $1000

  • pestibug 11/03/2013

    $1,649.99 for the full system?

    They must be retarded, who in their right mind would spend that amount of money on this underpowered 'pc'?
    I wonder why valve is even remotely connected to this thing, as for that, the whole steambox thing is bound to fail anyway.
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  • It's time to ignore Dead Space 3's micro-transactions

  • pestibug 03/02/2013

    So, here's visceral, who made dead space, and it got picked up and loved by the public over time. Then dead space 2 came, EA said it would become a franchise, and it had to cater more to a broader audience, the players goraned and grumbled about it, but all in all it didn't turn out to be too bad.

    Now EA has laid down the law, and I can imagine the people over at visceral shudering in disgust, because all these money schemes are dictated by EA, and not visceral. For those who work there and love the game, it must be horrible to see their baby slowly being mangled into a crack addicted street hooker.

    The real joke is, if this game fails to deliver ( or maybe the next installment) its exot Visceral, because EA will blame it obn the study underperforming and instead of their own attitude that forces games into nickle and dime schemes, dumbed down to cater to the most retarded denominator.

    Hurray for EA.
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  • A conversation with EA's Peter Moore on the thorny issues of DLC, Online Passes and all the rest of it

  • pestibug 23/08/2012

    Ah yes, EA, well it would be nice if Mr. Moore reads this. For all the reasons people hate on EA (and its not EA alone), their hate is justified. Nickle and diming schemes, cutting (crucial) content from games, or even just half finished games.

    But then I think well, EA is a business, not a charity, they're here to make money. And there is nothing wrong with making money. And, well, why not make money if people are just happy to hand over their money for any ol'product?

    Sure they will bitch and moan, they will threaten not to buy the game when they read previews. They will never buy a game from EA again. But at the end of the day, they will still buy that game. They will bitch and moan even more about how it sucks, how the support is horrible, how patches break the game. Yet happily they will still buy DLC after DLC and season passes.

    So, for all these reasons, while I personally despise how big companies do business these days, I can not blame them.

    They cater to the masses, and either, the masses don't care, or are spineless consumers who scream and moan, but at the end of the day just buy, buy, buy.
    The rules of the game are simple, stop buying, and companies will change their act soon enough.

    So to you mr. Moore, EA, while I deeply dislike your practises as a company, I salute you on business well executed. Usher us into the next generation of DLC/pay to play please. Apparently we can't wait for it.
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  • First LA Noire DLC release date

  • pestibug 19/05/2011

    Ah, the expected DLC's for LA noire. A bit sooner then expected, but well, if there is one game that can benefit from good and not too expensive DLC it must be this game. As long as these new DLC's are cool cases to solve, then it only extends the lifetime fo the game.

    Funny thing tho' earlier there was a article saying LA noire was originally 6 dvd's. Wonder how much from that went straight to the "This is for DLC bin". Anyway, if these DLC's a reasonably priced and in good quality, it's all cool in my book.
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  • Portal 2 orphan row

  • pestibug 19/05/2011

    Must be because all those oprhans are fatties that they're so sensitive... Reply 0
  • Why I Love... Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

  • pestibug 03/05/2011

    I very much love the K&L series, despite the flaws both games have, they are a unique experience. Sure gameplaywise they're far from outstanding, but as characters they're certainly unlike anything we've got to play with in games so far. My only gripe with K&L2 is that they didn't play more with Lynch's schizophrenia. While in the first game you were kept on your toes wether or not Lynch would have another episode and go guns blazing happy out of nowhere and fuck things up even more ( the bank scene).

    In the second game there is none of that. I would've loved if there had been some 'psyched out scenes' because Lynch ran out of medication. it could've been a realy interesting gameplay mechanic. I hope somehow they manage to make a 3rd game, and really flesh out the characters more. Because for all their flaws, they make incredibly interesting characters if they were taken beyond shouting fuck and shit only all the time.

    *crosses fingers for part 3*
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  • BFBC2: Onslaught mode launch trailer

  • pestibug 22/06/2010

    New mode, new * ahem* maps. Right, sure, sure. What about fixing the lag that plaguing everyone and makes most matches unplayable?
    Just have a look at your own battlefield forums EA/DICE and perhaps see what people really might think of as an important issue.

    Incredible, lag on a paid service (live) with dedicated servers. How in god's name do you guys pull it off?
    Shows how much EA and DICE care about their costumers. Probably will be exactly the same with the new medal of honour.
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