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  • ESRB: In Dragon Age: Inquisition "fellatio is implied"

  • redcrayon 24/10/2014

    @Wardotron
    If that dialogue was sexts between warhammer players it would have included bitching about the current state of the books :D
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  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • redcrayon 19/10/2014

    @erp
    It's not exactly a new generation though, is it? It's more like a new WiiU being released with new, special WiiU games that don't work on old WiiUs. Sure, they've done it previously with the GBC and DSi, but I have to question naming it the 'new 3DS'. Which marketing genius came up with that? The level of confusion when the actual 3DS successor is looking for preorders is going to be ridiculous!

    I'll probably bite on this just for the camera controls for monster hunter, and I'm a sucker for the 'definitive' version of a console (they get me every time /shakes fist) but I can't see anyone other than Nintendo making the exclusive games for it.
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  • Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

  • redcrayon 17/10/2014

    Stepping outside of the debate on unjustified violence on display for a moment, as I suspect it'll be covered in depth by lunchtime, I just think this is a ridiculously contrived game. The dialogue is straight out of some grimdark 90s comic, the main character sounds like he's about 50 and is chewing gravel, and combined with the whole black trenchcoat thing, it's about as generic a view of what some disaffected adolescent looks and sounds like in his wet dream (through the lens of some game devs about ten years behind the times) as possible. There's no originality on display here at all, no fresh take on anything or satirical observation regarding it, it's just utterly derivative and it's sole selling point is the controversial aspect of it. We've seen that before in Manhunt etc, the concept alone doesn't make a good game, no matter what we think of the idea.

    Fortunately for the developers, I'm on hand to help drag their protagonist out of the 90s. How about some nice quality, chunky v-neck knitwear combined with some charmingly risqué dialogue about the upcoming fate of local denizens.
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  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @StahlWurst
    However, you're assuming such an attacker is thinking clearly rather than in a state of mental distress, and by arming those civilians you've also made it drastically easier for any of them to also go on the rampage if they have a bad day/week/month(insert friends theme tune.). Attackers are also those same civilians, I just don't see how arming more people, who are incredibly fallible by nature, can ever make a safer society, and the gun-based atrocity rates in countries that ban the weapons it is easier to kill a roomful of kids with compared to those that don't seem to bear that out. Society as a whole is statistically safer when unarmed, rather than relying on the minutae such as what may or may not deter a potential attacker.
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  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @StahlWurst
    An armed man attacking a group of armed colleagues who all know each other by sight and are largely equipped with radios is absolutely not the same as an armed man attacking a group of armed individuals who do not know which of the other visably armed, untrusted individuals looking at them with guns in their hands is the actual instigator.

    The 'armed random good guys all team up' argument doesn't work because each of them believes they are a man alone, with no backup and no identifying markers and noone watching their back, and is thus more likely to kill other armed or unarmed civilians out of sheer panic.

    Just because individual people are armed and train occasionally does not mean they will instantly become an effective unified force when faced with a panicking crowd. It's hard enough for the police to do that with the advantages of knowing who many of their allies actually are, and with others in a support capacity whispering info about both the target and incoming friendly reinforcements into their ear.
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  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @fernando12345
    It's about intent and increased vulnerability though. Bit of a difference between just being worried about someone having a gun in a concealed-carry state, and being worried about someone having a gun who has openly threatened to shoot you and your audience and knows exactly where and when you will be on an open stage, with nothing between you and them, and what you look like. The former is worry about a perceived threat, the latter worry about an actual one.

    Furthermore, if someone is being threatened every day, that isn't a reason to not take them seriously. Noone should have to put up with that, whether you agree with them or not. It doesn't make death threats less of an issue if multiple people make them, ideally each case would be pursued, not ignored because they are commonplace and she hasn't actually been killed yet.
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  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @fernando
    Was your real name, photograph, address and time of attendance at a location where it's legal to tote guns also widely available to such a charming correspondent? Or was it just the usual online adolescent wankery that's a little easier to disregard?
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  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @Seafort
    Fortunately, there is plenty of room on a games website for discussing issues surrounding games, and plenty of room on the rest of the internet for discussing other current affairs. By your logic, nobody should be allowed to address any issue whatsoever until the most important one has been dealt with. There are billions of us, we can handle multiple ideas at once, and specialise as we see fit. Which is why we don't have feminists tackling biohazards, terrorists writing socially aware computer games and medics trying to blow things up.

    As for Ebola, seeing as that's a current media scare, it's darkly comic that our media hasn't cared about the 300,000+ deaths from malaria and half a million from tuberculosis in Africa since the outbreak (<900 deaths so far) began earlier this year, but neither makes for quite as sexy a front page or captures the imagination as much as biohazard suits and the threat that a deadly virus that isn't particularly contagious will wipe us all out. If we apply your logic, both malaria and tuberculosis should knock Ebola and terrorism back onto about page 40 of the nationals. Neither are as a great a threat to human life on a numbers scale as diseases we've already beaten and lost interest for in the richer parts of the world.
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  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @VargVarg
    @MrTomFTW Who says that the threat shouldn't be looked into? Most of us don't like fingers pointing at us. And even if they are from GamerGate, most of us condone those actions. Why do you make the whole group suffer for the actions of a few?
    Did you mean to say 'most of us DON'T condone those actions' .
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  • redcrayon 15/10/2014

    @Liquid_Belmont
    I don't think organising a videoconference would be at the top of my list of things to do after someone just threatened to shoot me and members of my audience. It seems a bit harsh to call her 'stupid' and roll your eyes at her for just cancelling it instead. Perhaps she's just a little shaken by it and lacks the perspective and business acumen that distance and anonymity (and a lack of death threats and not having to worry about the potential consequences) allows you.
    Reply +16
  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • redcrayon 13/10/2014

    It's this time of year that brings out the crazy. Reply +7
  • What the hell is Gamechurch?

  • redcrayon 10/10/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77
    Give it 'till closing time ;-)
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  • redcrayon 10/10/2014

    @ImpericalLegion

    Actual historians know that the monks preserved literature and were one of the only few recording history after the sacking of Rome whilst the pagan vikings went around pillaging Churches, monasteries and even libraries such as the Lindisfarne library.
    I think these arguments often ignore whether there was a religious drive behind actions or not.

    The vikings believed in gods, it's not like they weren't religious just because they didn't have a monotheistic one and are thus termed 'pagan'. I'm sure their gods were as real to them as yours is to you. However, the level of their belief in their gods had nothing to do with why they raided these isles. It was about conquest, and a social system that valued your ability to pillage.
    Monks of the time were the academics of the day. They weren't saving books because they believed in a god, they did it for the same reasons librarians object to people burning down libraries. Furthermore, such items of knowledge were jealously guarded by the church, plus most people couldn't afford to spend years studying rather than working. There was a level of self-interest in such preservation of the source of political capital (knowledge) that you are conveniently ignoring, it's not like they were running free public libraries. The power they held allowed them to hold the knowledge, not an inate benign nature of their particular belief. That said, sure, the historical academic work of major religions is a valuable resource, no argument there. It's just not an argument for religion when religious belief of one or more gods was the default position of most societies at the time and they were defending such items from all the other belief systems, pagan or not. At that point, I think we can assign motives elsewhere, and start to wonder about the unifying nature of A belief system and how handy it was when running a country in ages past, or defending it from aggression, or convincing it to smash up their neighbours (or distant foreigners!).
    Communist societies didn't kill loads of people because either the dictators or the poor sods on the sharp end personally didn't believe in one or more gods.

    All of the above have historical causes far more rooted in human desires for knowledge, power and conquest (for good or ill). They don't make sweeping arguments either for or against religion, and using them as such displays a lack of understanding of both history and the human nature that such events have in common.

    As usual with these discussions, we're usually better off sticking to the news story in question rather than roping in communists from decades past and vikings (religious or not) from centuries long gone as if they made any kind of reasonable ammunition in this thread.
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  • Catwoman gets re-imagined by Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura

  • redcrayon 10/10/2014

    @Reviewer
    Yes, because female costumes from western comic book artists have never focused on huge tits and running around in their underwear.
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  • redcrayon 10/10/2014

    So even the armour has armour, but it still manages to only leave her vital organs exposed in a nice 'stab me here' belly button window.

    As a female character whose theme is generally being slinky and stealthy to fit her feline avatar, I always quite liked her simple grey catsuit, whichever era of the comics that was. It seemed to fit her nature and chosen career rather than solely being designed for sex appeal, although sure, that's part of the persona too. Every time she's redesigned with more skin on show and more gadgets/armour, she looks a bit more 'kinky special forces' and a bit less 'femme fatale'.
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  • Nintendo to focus on Nintendo Direct and social media following Official Nintendo Magazine closure

  • redcrayon 07/10/2014

    @JonFE
    They'll probably try and get them to switch their sub to another mag, but subscribers should press them for a refund to the card used to subscribe instead.
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  • redcrayon 07/10/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77
    I quite liked Total! back in the day for it's NES coverage, the mag was always packed with stuff and the silly sense of humour appealed to the 13-year-old me in 1991.
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  • redcrayon 07/10/2014

    Is it just me or does WHSmiths stock far fewer games mags than it used to? The last time I was in there, they had Edge, Games TM, Retro Gamer, PC Gamer and one each of the PS/Xbox mags. Plus a few iOS/minecraft specials. Reply +3
  • 3DS system update adds themes, image share tool

  • redcrayon 07/10/2014

    I'm surprised that people pay for themes on any system, let alone portables. 99% of the time that I start using my 3DS or Vita I'm waking them up from sleep mode and picking up where I left off, so the time spent looking at the home screen is the few seconds a month when I'm choosing the settings, the store or a new game to play.

    Still, to each their own, if I was going to get one the Zelda one looks quite smart!
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  • Microsoft dissatisfied with Xbox One's slow Japan launch

  • redcrayon 02/10/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK

    @RobotXander I know. After Sony bought out all their advertiding space thery suddenly decided they didn't want to support the Xbox One. All of a sudden.
    You do know this story is under a banner for The Witcher 3, promoting the PC and XB1 copies of the game, right?
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  • Fantasy Life review

  • redcrayon 25/09/2014

    @Diablo13
    I was liking the sound of this, like a sort of 'pocket' FF XIV.

    Then came the unexpected bombshell. It's on the 3Ds!
    Not really sure how it's such a bombshell that a 'pocket' jrpg was developed for a portable, rather than a console that didn't even exist when it was being developed.
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  • redcrayon 24/09/2014

    To be honest, the gentle pace and variety of Fantasy Life is why I'm looking forward to playing it. One person's 'boring and repetitive' is another person's timesink.

    It looks like the idea is to swap between jobs a lot, but I imagine lots of players will choose a class and focus on maxing it out as quickly as possible, growing tired of the game while only seeing a fraction of it's content.

    Mixed reviews are fair enough though, it's obviously not for everyone. I have a mixed history with these kind of games, I loved Rune Factory due to blend of basic combat, crafting and task management, but found the farming of Harvest Moon and the whimsical village management of AC to be quite tedious.
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  • New 3DS and New 3DS XL out in Australia this year

  • redcrayon 24/09/2014

    @Malek86
    I think you're right re: AUS and being able to supply enough units. I suspect that, in addition to building stock levels for a US/EU launch, it is also convenient timing to try another big push on Monster Hunter next spring. Maybe they've agreed all kinds of cross promotion with Capcom, that kind of thing.
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  • Xbox One price cut by £20 in the UK, now £329

  • redcrayon 23/09/2014

    @ipar

    @jokerevo so if there xbox division is failing why on earth would Microsoft go out and buy Minecraft for $2.5 billion,it just proves to me that Microsoft have got faith in the xbox brand in the long term.keep these insults coming big fella.
    MS bought Minecraft because a) it was for sale, b) they could afford it and c) it was a bloody good idea because d) it blatantly has a potential timeless quality as digital lego, and it's wildly profitable (unlike many games consoles by various companies).

    You can play it on every platform under the sun, not to mention toys/books/games/franchise tat. It's going to be around forever, even if Xbox didn't exist in ten years time, Minecraft will keep going as it isn't reliant on a single piece of hardware in any shape or form. It's a long-term investment in having the hugely profitable Minecraft available on all future MS hardware plus it's profits elsewhere, not a relatively short-term investment in just Xbox.
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  • redcrayon 23/09/2014

    @ipar
    Rumours started by such Sony fanboys as, er, new (ish) MS CEO Satya Nadella, when he said he thought they should concentrate on their core business? That's what sparked it.

    Perhaps you could point to where I said Sony wasn't losing money hand over fist. I didn't- Sony as a whole are in real trouble, despite the success of PS4.. But you seem unable to separate the future health of xbox division vs MS as a whole. The parent company isn't a bottomless pit of support for products that absorb a lot of resources.
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  • redcrayon 23/09/2014

    @ipar

    I never said MS said anything, my exact words were 'occasional rumour' . There were a few floating around earlier this year like the one below. They've all been refuted (obviously), butmy point is that xbox isn't seen as the highest priority by MS management, which runs contrary to opinions like yours that assume ms will continue to pour cash into it if it keeps losing ground the division took massive losses to gain. MS can scrap gaming and walk away as an option, Sony can't.

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181930-bill-gates-hints-that-microsoft-could-sell-off-its-xbox-division


    And that's quite rich coming from you, I think I've been fairly even-handed about each company while you're in full-on flagwaving mode.
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  • redcrayon 23/09/2014

    @ipar
    And for the record its only Microsoft who are still making money from the xbox one,and Sony are losing money left and right.
    Is ironic isn't it that Microsoft can go and buy Minecraft for $2.5 billion and in the same week sony loses $2.1 billion now you(wait I need to laugh for a second)PS4 fans can dream all day about who is winning and who is losing but its there in black and white.
    I think the difference is that while Sony is hemorrhaging money, the PS division is the least likely to be sold off. Meanwhile, MS has more money than it knows what to do with, but xbox division is the one with occasional rumours regarding selling it off as it's no longer seen as a golden goose. Your 'black and white' view fails to take into account the relative health of the products with regard to the parent company's portfolio- Xbox is now one of the weaker parts of MS. Despite MS being in rude health compared to Sony, losing market share in the only two markets it was leading in hasn't been great for Xbox. Still all to play for though, early days and all that.

    @Negotiator fingers crossed the xbox one will dominate the Xmas in the UK and maybe north America,its got some catching up to do but possible with this price cut and with the big exclusive's coming out before Xmas.
    Come on man, 'fingers crossed'? Really? Why does it matter so much to you that Xbox dominates? If the machine you bought has got the games you want on it, more power to your elbow, but wishing for one media centre to sell more than another is a bit silly. Personally I think it does MS, Sony and Nintendo all a lot of good to spend a few years in the wilderness every so often, wondering what went wrong! :D
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  • redcrayon 23/09/2014

    @jokerevo

    @Sunsprie

    aww are you pissed that even though PS4 has fuck all AAA's that we're still outselling the xbone on your own territory in NA??
    I'm not particularly sold on either console yet, but I think that when you refer to both yourself and the platform holder as 'we', you need to take a step back. It's tedious enough when footy fans do it. If you are giving someone hundreds of pounds and a rolling subscription, you aren't part of the team, you're a long-term customer and they take your cash for granted. They love the fact you think of it that way, it makes you more likely to accept their less-consumer-friendly actions. That goes for both companies (actually, all companies).

    All in all, a more competitive Xbone is good for everyone. I'm liking what Sony have done so far (with the PS4, not the Vita), but anything that might remind them that customer goodwill is only because of a decent launch campaign rather than guaranteed loyalty is a good thing.
    Reply +12
  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • redcrayon 20/09/2014

    @Nikanoru
    @electrolite Please do enlighten me. How the hell would it make sense to include the same charger yet again, when their previous FOUR (that's 4) systems used the same one?

    In what kind of weird reality does it make sense to take the choice away and just force another charger on the people who already own several... instead of *gasp* having it in a separate box?
    In what kind of wierd reality does any product rely on the consumer having bought one of the previous ones? Every product launch counts on gaining new customers. I've bought every Nintendo portable since the GB, but at this point I'd expect them to at least make it compatible with and include a cheap USB charger cable if they don't want to put a plug in the box. That would cost pence on a £200+ product.
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  • redcrayon 19/09/2014

    @VanillaLake
    I've got a 3DSXL, and for me an upgrade is justified just to have the camera on a stick for monster hunter without attaching huge peripherals.

    If I wasn't hopelessly addicted to the series I'd agree with you though.
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  • redcrayon 19/09/2014

    @telboy007
    The problem with trade-in deals is that the system transfer requires you to have both machines in front of you for a good 15 minutes or so, some retailers might be cool with it, some not.

    The one I'm not sure about is transferring all of the data on my 32GB memory card in my current 3DS, over to the new microSD ones used in the New 3DS- presumably I would have to do that via a PC with a card reader before doing the system transfer.
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  • Japan's slumbering giants awake at Tokyo Game Show

  • redcrayon 19/09/2014

    @JinTypeNoir
    Thanks!

    I really hope they localise Phantasy Star Nova, but the odds seem very much against it.

    God Eater 2 sounds good though. As does the collaboration you were talking about- Zodiac, is it?
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  • redcrayon 19/09/2014

    @Pulford
    Ah, cheers!
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  • redcrayon 19/09/2014

    @SuperSoupy
    It's just marketing, though, isn't it? A bit like your average male tough-guys-in-t-shirt-and-jeans in western action games often look similar to each other too. It's not like the protagonists from FarCry, Uncharted and Infamous would look particularly out of place in each other's games, the difference is that the bonkers J-pop look is aimed at a different group of players.

    Maybe it's just that the average western gamer is getting older and a bit more practical, and looking at it as 'I wouldn't go adventuring looking like I've spent 8 hours doing my hair before heading off to a rock gig', hence the characters aimed at us, but the Japanese audience is still teenagers, so it's still kinda relevant. I do see what you're saying though, but FF characters have looked weird for a long time now. At least they arent as bad as Vaan, Tidus, Vanille etc. Although the original Mr Grumpy Teen, Squall, would fit right in.
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  • redcrayon 19/09/2014

    @EG
    Was there much going on for the Vita there?
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  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • redcrayon 18/09/2014

    @minleg
    I see his point- it's not that they didn't like it, it's that the review is almost entirely positive throughout, but then it scores an 8 where the only listed downsides are that it's part of the Warriors series and not the best one, without any further clarification on those points. Not everyone is familiar enough with them to know why that should mean something, especially when, with Link and chums, this is aimed at a slightly broader level of appeal.

    It would have been good to say what specifically makes it not the best one with regard to the series, and what specifically does it do wrong as a game in it's own right, is it repetitive etc etc. If the entire series is auto-docked points for being an acquired taste (something many long-running series could qualify for), maybe a little boxout explaining what exactly the recurring issue is.

    Personally I think I'm going to get it for the looks alone, the colourful battlefields look really appealing to me.
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  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • redcrayon 15/09/2014

    Quite a lot of people seem to be reading 'Playstation 3 four per cent' as 'PS3 3%'. Reply +3
  • redcrayon 15/09/2014

    @iainmarchant1
    Come on, if you had read as far as the fourth sentence you would have seen that the PS3/360 sales combined were only 17% of the total UK sales.
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  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • redcrayon 08/09/2014

    @jabberwocky
    I think wanting reviews to happen under the same conditions as for players isn't a bad thing. Journos playing under close scrutiny of the devs and under special server conditions doesn't sound like a good way to review an online game. Does a couple of days really matter in the long run?
    Reply +38
  • redcrayon 08/09/2014

    Looking forward to it, sounds like a plan. Reply +53
  • Sometimes I wish more games were just a vertical slice

  • redcrayon 06/09/2014

    This is kind of why I always go back to 8-bit and 16-bit games, because I can blast through an awful lot of them from start-to-finish in under an hour. If I've got a busy week I don't always want to commit to one evening out of the ten it's going to take me to finish an 18-hour title, and especially if I've only got an hour to play Id rather not spend it playing a tutorial or with the controller sitting on the coffee table while another crap cut scene plays out. Reply +22
  • Microsoft UK confirms it is behind cheeky Destiny fragrance ad

  • redcrayon 05/09/2014

    Smells like Teen Spirit. Reply +1
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • redcrayon 03/09/2014

    @Ambient_Riot
    That's my point, maybe they should, rather than it only ever being used as ammunition when needed to say that the depiction of women isn't a problem because both sexes are treated appallingly. It might take some of the heat out of discussing depictions of violence if it was ever brought up outside of that angle is all I'm saying.
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  • redcrayon 03/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey
    I just find it amusing that every time violence vs the mainly male characters in games has been raised in the past, it's been discounted in a 'leave our games alone!' kinda way. Now it's being adopted as an argument against highlighting treatment of female characters, in a 'we get it just as bad' kinda way!

    Surely that shift represents something worth discussing in the future, and might even lead to some decent discussion to come out of it eventua... Oh, who am I kidding! :D
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  • redcrayon 03/09/2014

    @blarty
    Ah, fair enough, apologies. As you were! :D
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  • redcrayon 03/09/2014

    @Blarty
    As I said and supplied a link for way downthread, Tom did exactly what you're asking for and addressed it back in November 2012. It's buried under hundreds of posts now though, so fair enough if you missed it!

    I have to admit that I don't read the US sites, but it seems a bit unfair to bash EG around the head with something they did something about ages ago.
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  • redcrayon 03/09/2014

    @dirtysteve
    I think for 'gamer' to be over, there would have to have to have been some kind of definition on what it was in the first place.

    That's what was missing from all of this, for someone to say 'you don't have to target your games at aggressive idiots' rather than 'gamers'. It's also why I generally disregard Leigh Alexanders opinion-she's always needlessly aggressive and it doesn't help, it just catches everyone in the crossfire while she slaps herself on the back for fighting fire with fire, sure that the perceived moral high ground doesn't have any requirement for restraint.

    There's plenty to discuss in the middle ground here. Some of my opinions:
    Do I think Anita's critiques would have received less disgusting responses if she was a bloke, despite this being the internet? Yes.
    Do I agree with all of her critiques? No.
    Is it alright to focus on women in a series entitled 'tropes vs women'? Yes.
    Is it a discussion worth having even if I only agree in part, or even not at all? Yes.
    Is violence against men in games also something we should look at and talk about? Yes.
    Has it largely been laughed at by the community whenever anyone has brought it up before it was being used as a counterpoint to Anita's videos? Yes.
    So is it worth talking about again in the light of a new perspective?
    Yes.
    Could we also look at it without focusing on women?
    Yes, who wants to start! Good luck.

    You might agree with some, all or none of them, that's cool. I just think all of the above are easily worth a seperate discussion but when it all gets lumped in as 'gamers should police themselves better!' It loses a lot of the nuance where fruitful discussion could actually happen.
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  • redcrayon 02/09/2014

    @Murton
    Gonna have to echo many of the comments above and ask why report on just the scandal and not the events that led to it? Surely that's the real news in this sorry situation.

    So come on EG, take the moral high ground for real, tell us how many publishers have offered you exclusive interviews and freebies in exchange for a favourable review and how many offers you have accepted. How many times have you been told not to ask a difficult question and backed down.

    If you genuinely want to be part the solution then you need to stop being part of the problem first. The two are mutually exclusive.
    EG took a stand on this stuff yonks ago. Click on the policy centre link at the bottom of the page, it says what they do and don't pay for, and how they flag up what hospitality has been accepted. By all means critique their treatment of present issues, but the thrust of your argument here is severely misplaced when EG were catching flak from all sides for flagging up crap journo/industry relations and what they were going to do about it a long, long time before it was fashionable to do so. Particularly regarding avoiding a CoD press event that was a pretty big thing at the time. It just seems a bit harsh to unfairly tar their integrity regarding one thing they've actually addressed almost two years back.

    Here you are, November 2012, penned by Tom Bramwell, no less.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-09-editors-blog-new-editorial-policies
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  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 delayed until October

  • redcrayon 03/09/2014

    I would have happily paid full price for this a year ago. At this point, with delay after delay, I just can't find the enthusiasm for it. I might pick it up cheap next year in an eshop sale. Reply +1
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • redcrayon 29/08/2014

    @SG

    2 hours ago
    I am fucking FUMING.

    Nintendo said that they would not be adding a second stick to the 3DS XL because it would alienate their existing customers, so I bought a 3DS XL, knowing that it would be the definitive version of the 3DS. And now they go and do this.

    I think I may actually sell my 3DS out of utter disgust, along with my Wii U and just stick to PC gaming. I'm fed up of Nintendo pulling this shit, the absolute money-grabbing cunts.

    EDIT: I see that Iwata had health problems. Given this news, I hope he dies of fucking cancer. Please understand.
    I understand that you think revision of portable hardware after four years on the market is enough to wish people dead. Jesus wept. 'Company said x and did y' is one thing, wishing people a painful death quite another. Get a sense of proportion.
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