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  • China lifts ban on foreign console sales

  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @jimmyhill11

    Accidentally posted too early.

    I wouldn't say my reasoning was anti-science. I read a lot of science and philosophy of science, and I respect the scientific method greatly. Many atheists accept that their view can be classed as a religion or a belief system so I'm happy with that.

    I don't believe that persecution is limited to physical acts of violence, I believe it covers a broad range of aggressive actions. It's just a label though, I feel that we're just arguing semantics now.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @jimmyhill11

    Some of the Christian values that I appreciate are treating others the way that you wish to be treated, living your enemies, and being forgiving.

    My Reductio ad absurdum comment is due to what I feel are flaws in your reasoning, not that I can't respond.

    I've been waiting for the "flying spaghetti monster" to come out, Richard Dawkins often refers to it. Usually it is deployed when a persons own argument is weak.

    The original comment was "magic invisible super being" and the tone was clear. I've heard worse and it doesn't upset me; clearly you are the one getting most upset. people are
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @Canyarion

    No problem. I was typing in a hurry on my phone so I think my meaning was a bit vague.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @jimmyhill11

    With all respect to you, the trouble clearly defining what religion means is well established in philosophical articles. Don't take my word on it, go ahead and research it. Atheism is not well served by the description 'a system of disbelief' as it definitely precludes a God, and thus states a certai belief and then there are implications. Some have argued, rightly or wrongly, that since there is no clear explanation for the origin of both the universe and first life, atheism well fits the description of a belief system.

    As for persecution, you may well disagree with me, but by the very definition you presented you can't tell me I'm wrong except on the basis of your opinion.

    Let me share something personal with you please. When I was a child, I was raised in a devoutly Christian household. When I went to school, I was attacked both physically and verbally because I believed in God (although I still admire the good Christian principles I was taught, I consider myself agnostic these days). Do you know that as I approach 40 it is the mocking words based on my beliefs, not my character, that still live with me? Being physically attacked, I've moved on, but words have great power. People constantly deriding the beliefs of any religious person, and resorting to reductio ad absurdum, is tantamount to persecution! I know that from experience.

    My son was ill with a stomach bug. Do I avoid describing him as being 'sick' because his little friend has leukemia and is really, really sick? No. The word has a broad scope that encompasses many conditions. Persecution is similarly broad; just because someone isn't being whipped, it doesn't mean they aren't being persecuted.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @jimmyhill11

    I did as you asked and I looked up 'persecution' in the Merriam Webster dictionary on my phone. It is completely compatible with my understanding of the word. People can be persecuted verbally at their work, it has a strong effect on them mentally, emotionally, and even physically, so that they either leave or sign off - happens a lot.

    I have observed on many forums that people who express a faith are mocked because of their faith irrespective of the kind of person they are. The usual condescending, mocking, trying-to-be-clever remarks are made, often very personal, and that affects people. That is a form of persecution. Feel free to disagree.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @jimmyhill11

    For the sake of clarity, I''ve not said that I believe in a Deity or that I don't. I do class the comment I mentioned as a form of persecution in it's broader meaning. People being mocked for their beliefs, and having their beliefs described with the most ridiculous and scathing language, is harmful albeit not physically. It's also totally unnecessary and avoidable.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @Canyarion

    I don't feel attacked. I was commenting on you being downvoted for suggesting freedom of religion is a good thing. I agree that the right to believe nothing comes under freedom of religion.

    There was also a response to you in the comments, the usual kind of "invisible super hero" comment that gets made to believers these days. I was agreeing with all you said, and just commenting on the response of those who mock.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @Pixi

    I re-read your comment. I understand your analogy now, I mis-read it before. I don't agree though, hope that's ok with you.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @Pixi

    I agree with you. I have dealt with some awful fundamentalist Christians in my time. I was simply commenting on the irony of those who claim to be above such things, and then become that very thing themselves. Both sides have their guilty parties.

    I don't quite follow your stamp collecting analogy, sorry. Just try reading a philosophical argument for classifying atheism as a religion, and then make your mind up. You might find it interesting.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    @Canyarion

    It's funny how some of those who claim to be enlightened and above believing in a Higher Being or Being, commit the ultimate act of hypocrisy and persecute those who think differently. I think the strident rhetoric of people like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens is to blame in part.

    Also, since it is very hard to establish what are the precise parameters of the word 'Religion', there is a powerful philosophical argument to classify 'atheism' as a belief system.
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    China in your hands!

    Everybody sing along...
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  • Most Anticipated: The Last Guardian

  • verynaughtyboy 07/01/2014

    I WANT IT SOOOOO MUCH! Reply +4
  • Christmas storms flood No Man's Sky dev Hello Games

  • verynaughtyboy 02/01/2014

    Really sad. I had a fire a few years ago and it was a horrible situation made worse by having to deal with insurers.

    I already have Joe Danger 1 & 2, but I'll also buy the Vita versions now to help support the company... at least that's how I'll justify it to the wife!
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  • UK chart: FIFA 14 finishes the year on top

  • verynaughtyboy 02/01/2014

    Sherlock was very, very good. It's always been easy to pick holes in the show, but I didn't mind the incomplete explanation.

    I thought the plot was very funny too, Sherlock in particular, but also Mycroft and Watson all got laughs. I read that Watson's fiancee is Martin Freeman's real life partner, and Sherlock's parents were Cumberbatch's real folks... Nice!
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013

  • verynaughtyboy 01/01/2014

    @frankgrmwallace

    I think that on paper the setting and characters may seem tired and deeply unoriginal. When you actually play it, however, Naughty Dog manage to breathe fresh life into it and make it all.... believable. Because of early plot developments, I actually invested emotionally into the story pretty quickly. This meant that the apparent lack of originality no longer mattered.
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  • verynaughtyboy 01/01/2014

    @man.the.king

    Brilliant! It made my imagination take a stroll, and I found myself wondering what would happen if Bowser tried kidnapping Ellie instead of Peach! Look how things ended up for David.... Bowser wouldn't be back for the sequel!!!
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @treeroy

    Nice comment. I recently picked up Brothers in the sale, must get to it!
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @Mr-Writer

    I agree with you. Some people wish to be superior to others, so they choose to dislike something that is popular as if they are above it and thus those who like it. They like to believe that something might amuse the majority but they are too intellectual and sophisticated to be entertained by something so low-brow! They sometimes refer to the 'masses' in their condescending diatribes.
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @Utopolitan

    All good points you've made there, thanks for your well thought out reply. I apologise for being facetious!

    I do see your point. Games like TR do play it safe and avoid doing anything too different in case it alienates anyone. I very much enjoyed TR, but I would have preferred more Tomb Raiding, puzzle solving, and isolation, and much less killing!

    With the indie scene doing quite well at the moment, I think the games that suffer are ones like El Shaddai for example (which is a few years old). I think we're losing these reasonable budget, non-mainstream games, and we're just going to end up with AAA's and indies. I hope to be wrong!
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @BobbyDeNiro

    I actually thought that the AI of your human opponents was very good, they were crafty and made me work hard several times. The AI of the zombies was exactly what I would expect.

    As for the combat, I don't think it was clunky at all. I think it portrayed a more realistic style that you would expect among apocalypse survivors, and it reflected the limitations of a man who, was not a super soldier, but rather had been a working man and father until the outbreak.

    Simsini just wants to push TLOU down until we all worship SM3DW (doubtless an amazing game) and only SM3DW just like he does.
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @simsini

    Speaking as someone who has completed TLOU twice,the combat isn't clunky. I'd go as far as to say that it's actually very good. Perhaps you just aren't very skilled at gaming.
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @Utopolitan

    Why are you "sad"? Tomb Raider was a brilliant game, I did two playthroughs in quick succession because I enjoyed it so much. I play across several platforms, I play indie titles, but I voted TR as one of my top 5 and lots of people it seems agreed. You disagree, which is fine, but why does it make you sad? If everyone agreed with you, then would you be happy?
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @Kaminari

    Fair point, and I +1'ed you. It was still a great game though!
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  • verynaughtyboy 31/12/2013

    @simsini

    "disillusioning"?!

    People vote for the games they like. Just because you don't like TLoU (as you have made very clear recently), why does that make everyone else's opinion less valid?
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2013

  • verynaughtyboy 30/12/2013

    @redcrayon

    Like a Jeremy Kyle episode, it shows the worst of society, it is intellectually threadbare, I hate it, and yet it's strangely compelling....

    Maybe EG ought to have left things at 'Games of the Year'
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  • verynaughtyboy 30/12/2013

    @redcrayon

    Fair point. My observation is based on comments I've read across several forums. I don't believe that any one console attracts rabid fanboys more than another, fanboys are found everywhere. I don't want to stir up any arguments though, I take your comment on board.
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  • verynaughtyboy 30/12/2013

    @layleeloo

    Bit harsh. People can come on here to voice their opinions, even if it means voicing their disagreement, without being "pathetic imbeciles"... judgemental much!

    Also, why do you assume they are playing COD? No one has mentioned that. And if they want to do that, then why not?
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  • verynaughtyboy 30/12/2013

    @Sunjammer

    I bought Brothers but haven't played it yet, I can't wait though. I don't accept that ALL games are just about 'play' now although that is doubtless still the major component; Games have grown beyond just that. Telling a story, creating an experience, is equally as valid a component now.

    As for saying that 999/1000 games are pointless activity, I don't understand the relevance of that. It's arguably wrong too. Games are an acceptable form of recreation. Recreation helps refresh and counteract stress. I game because it provides me with escapism; something I most definitely need.
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  • verynaughtyboy 30/12/2013

    @dogmanstaruk

    I do think you have been unfairly negged on here. I read your prediction for Eurogamer's GotY and you were spot on; good call. It just shows that despite Nintendo fanboys claiming that they are some kind of elite group with a greater appreciation for the fine things in gaming, they're just as bad as the rabid Sony / Microsoft / PC fanboys.

    I don't doubt it's a great game, but it's one I won't play until the Wii-U gets a 30% drop or so. On my own experience this year, my vote would be for The Last of Us. It may not be original, but it does what it does brilliantly. And also, I was thinking about the story for weeks after, and along with many others was discussing it on forums for ages. As superb as I know Mario will be, I doubt it will have the same effect or resonance with me. This is not a bad thing of course, it just shows the different merits of both games and why there is a place in the market for both. It also shows why a GOTY award is pretty pointless, perhaps they shouldn't be compared, they should both just be praised!
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  • Games of 2013: Gran Turismo 6

  • verynaughtyboy 27/12/2013

    @gamescanbe

    I am in exactly the same situation due to work, wife, and kids... but I bought it anyway. Buy it and chip away as you can, I'm sure that, like me, you won't regret it.
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  • Games of 2013: The Last of Us

  • verynaughtyboy 21/12/2013

    @Macross

    I had that very experience with Assassin's Creed 2. I could see it was good, everyone was saying it was good, but it just wasn't clicking with me. About a year and a half later I decided on a whim to play it again... and I flippin' loved it!

    So try TLOU again in about 15 months.
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  • verynaughtyboy 21/12/2013

    @dragerboy

    If that is how you feel then fine, although I totally disagree. But this article is only about the multiplayer mode.
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  • Joe Danger 1 and 2 out on PlayStation Vita Q2 2014

  • verynaughtyboy 19/12/2013

    @Widge

    Totally agree with you. I bought these but have only dipped into them briefly, but I would love to lie on the couch or in bed playing these on my Vita. I wish Gravity Crash would get a proper Vita port, as well as the Pixeljunk games.
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  • Shooting cars: The art of Gran Turismo 6's photography

  • verynaughtyboy 19/12/2013

    @jasondonervan

    Very nice. I like the shot of the moon buggy getting some air... except it's on the moon, so what do I call that?!
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  • New Gran Turismo 6 patch introduces more seasonals, increased payout

  • verynaughtyboy 19/12/2013

    @Mr-Writer

    Of course it does. As we all know, gamers will only complain when they have a valid reason.

    Ahem...
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  • This Lego The Last of Us mock-up video is incredible

  • verynaughtyboy 12/12/2013

    I bricked myself playing TLoU! Reply +3
  • Letter from America: I love Gran Turismo 6

  • verynaughtyboy 07/12/2013

    @man.the.king

    I think that is probably the single largest reason. I really like this site, I really like some of the people who post here, but my goodness are there some utter, utter fools that very nearly ruin the whole thing. One poster I have noticed recently who is fairly new seems to do nothing but attack Sony at every opportunity. Your Seven Kinds of Gamer link was very amusing, if slightly sad because it's not that far from the truth!
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  • verynaughtyboy 07/12/2013

    Careful Jaz, admitting to liking Gran Turismo 6 on these pages is responded to as though you've expressed sympathy with Hitler's ideologies.

    An awful lot of poop throwing monkeys here recently!
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013 voting

  • verynaughtyboy 06/12/2013

    BLOODY HELL I VOTED AND I FORGOT RAYMAN LEGENDS!

    It is so good!
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  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Need for Speed: Rivals

  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @SUNDANSS

    I saw some new footage of Drive Club on its Facebook page, it has come on leaps and bounds since I saw it previously. It is really looking the part now!
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    Has there been an Assassin's Creed IV face-off? If not... Where is it????r Reply +2
  • TV review: How Videogames Changed the World

  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @krayzkrok

    Brilliant! I know that with the games I played most, Super G-Man is one example, I knew by the sound when the loading was close to finished.
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @IkariW

    I think you're right. Between seeing the kids play COD on the programme and the MK fatality, my wife's impression of my favourite past-time hasn't improved much!
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @DreadedWalrus

    Wow! Real moment of nostalgia there. It was a real feather in the cap of C64 owners that you had music playing while the game loaded; meanwhile the Spectrum (which I had too) made horrible data noises.

    I think I agree with you though, Gameboy tune is bettert
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @MrTomFTW

    I only ever played it on C64, I remember drooling over the loading screen. I was wondering if the music was the same as the Gameboy version.
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @Hamhock

    Ok, that figures. I missed the first quarter of the programme so had no idea of context or criteria for the list. Thanks.
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @DreadedWalrus

    Thank you!!!! Was it the same as the C64 version do you know?
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  • Gran Turismo 6 microtransaction pricing revealed

  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @Slowbotl

    Perhaps that is what you infer from what is said, but it is not explicitly stated and nor do I feel implied. I'll just see what the reviews say.
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  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @Slowbotl

    It doesn't "just say deal with it". All your comments reveal you to be a raging Xbox fanboy and so that's what you want it to say!
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  • PS3 platformer Ratchet & Clank: Nexus rated for Vita

  • verynaughtyboy 05/12/2013

    @Mister-Wario

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a good reply. Might pick up a cheap copy and then wait till my son is a bit older.
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