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Upcoming PS4 exclusives God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man currently unavailable to pre-order from Amazon

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1 week ago

@minky-kong Maybe hiring more women will solve that ;)
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Overwatch League takes disciplinary action against four players

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2 months ago

@ooombasa If the emoticon meaning is that far gone, that like the Swastika it can no longer be understood to be anything but a racist attack then take it off the platform as there's no valid use for it anymore. Leaving it up and usable and then attacking those that innocently use it seems a terrible way of dealing with things to me. Also I looked up the supposedly "racist" meme shared on social media and it seems to be a joke about the outcome of WW2 the like of which have been shared by various nationalities involved in the conflict for the last 70 years since it ended. I'd wager most of the offended parties weren't alive at the time of the incident or even actually Japanese.
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2 months ago

@Devilligan As a man of Jewish heritage I find your likening of myself to a pork product insensitive and offensive and demand Eurogamer ban and fine this user.
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2 months ago

@ooombasa The problem being mate, we're living in an age where there's a lot of varying attitudes of what constitutes racism. Maybe it's my age, but the concept of an emoticon somehow being a racist attack is pathetic.
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2 months ago

All of these supposed offences sound so trite and pathetic to be getting fines and bans for (except the account sharing) do we really want our sports stars to have no edge these days? I mean we don't want Ched Evans, but let us have our Esports George Best or Gazza.

Edit: I've been reminded that Ched Evans was actually found not guilty on appeal. I'm not editing my original comment but acknowledging my mistake.
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PlayStation 4 has a stunning free theme for International Women's Day

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2 months ago

But is it also brave?
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

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2 months ago

I had no idea the PAX fests has nothing to do with Penny Arcade anymore. They still make it seem like they're heavily involved on their site.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

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2 months ago

@ilmaestro Normal people who don't feel the need to signal how woke and progressive they are at every opportunity?
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2 months ago

Five paragraphs of a review wasted by the reviewer showing how "woke" they are! What happened to this site?
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Nintendo finally confirms the truth about Toad's head

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3 months ago

@up_the_ante Well they reintroduced Pauline in Odyssey. Maybe the follow up can be a deep character piece walking simulator as Mario walks the Mushroom Kingdom trying to decide between his long term, but possibly unfaithful girlfriend Peach or his newly returned first love
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Why Pokémon Crystal will always be the best Pokémon game

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3 months ago

God, I was already in senior school when Red & Blue dropped. Way to make me feel old Tapsell!
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Speedrunners are racing to see who can get Mario down to his boxers the fastest

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4 months ago

@ghostgate2001 Everyone remembers Raccoon and Cat Mario, no one remembers Bear Mario.
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Deus Ex and Telltale's Batman headline PlayStation Plus in January

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4 months ago

@gillgrissom I think Sony have given out all of their big first party Vita titles via Plus at this point haven't they?
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Eurogamer's games of 2017: The big debate

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4 months ago

I still don't agree woth Neir being so high up the list, of Zelda gets so much praise for changing the way we think about open world games, I think Neir should habe received similar praise for changing how we think of narrative based games. Still though it sold well enough apparently so maybe it'll make a higher appearance on the readers list.

Also, at least we now have some idea of the most insufferable hipsters of the EG team trying to get a indie art game to number one over one of Nintendo's finest 😉
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

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4 months ago

@Pierre2k I've just learned portentous doesn't mean what I thought it meant and I apologise. To state that Edwin believes his writing to be portentous sounds about right.
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4 months ago

@Pierre2k I assume you mean pretentious and meaningless. If so then that's par for the course with our Edwins writing.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

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4 months ago

@mega-gazz I would kind of expect people who review and write about games for a living to own multiple formats. I know plenty of people who don't make their living from games who do.
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4 months ago

@pelican_ Ok, maybe "Long term medical coma, with small chance of recovery but no guarantee they'll still be the man you knew" of the franchise would be more appropriate.
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4 months ago

@pelican_ Didn't EA put all ME development on hold following it? Thats almost the definition of "death of the franchise" from where I'm standing.
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The year in Nazis

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4 months ago

@Miku-rious Aww, look how happy he is that some people may have been slightly put out by an article on a games site, bless 'im.
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Stardew Valley creator reveals new story and feature additions for 2018

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4 months ago

@Lo-bi-nho There's a good chapter on it in "Blood, Sweat and Pixels".
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A day in the life of an independent video game store

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4 months ago

@jasonchurch Thatz Entertanment are amazingly still going in Romford.
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Soulcalibur 6 is a blast from the past with an accessible twist

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4 months ago

....but how colonial are the new systems Edwin?
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PlayerUnknown apologises for Battlegrounds' inappropriate female character model

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5 months ago

So, an unrealistic depiction of female anatomy in Xenoblade is bad, but a realistic depiction of female anatomy in PUBG is also bad?

I don't know what people want anymore other than a complete removal of any acknowledgement than humans are sexually reproducing mammals?
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch

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5 months ago

@MrTomFTW It is a bit of a cop out isn't it. They could have put the various versions of 4 in this too. Not to mention some of the more obscure titles like the EX series, The Movie or 2010, not that these are good games but it would make for a more complete collection.
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Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

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5 months ago

As someone who remembers 90s Nintendo, I'm amazed that a franchise about a kungfu dominatrix riddled with swearing and sexulisation has become a de facto Nintendo franchise. Happy about it though.
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Mass Effect's Vigil Theme and the fight to remember

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5 months ago

@45709 Priceless.
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5 months ago

@dirigiblebill Not necessarily fake, but a prime example of "no escapism" that affected a lot of media journalism of late where nothing can be enjoyed for what it is, but has to be pulled apart and shoehorned into a political statement.
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5 months ago

@2pickle This does feel like it could have come straight from the @gamejournolit Twitter account doesn't it.
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5 months ago

@dirigiblebill I appreciate that you've come below the line to expand on your point. I can't tell you its wrong as it's a subjective reading.

I will say it still comes across as a bit "pseuds corner" though.
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5 months ago

@Pasco Would you care to explain how a leveling system can have "colonial presumptions" then?
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5 months ago

@Creamysmooth
I definitely didn't get any underlying neoliberal and colonial presumptions, or takes on the US constitution in modern times, so clearly I mustn't be smart enough or I haven't been thinking deep enough when it comes to space opera RPG's.
It's not that you're not smart enough, it's that, unlike the author, you don't think you're smarter than you actually are. Some peak pretentious waffle in this piece.
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Ryan Reynolds cast as Pikachu in live-action Pokémon movie

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5 months ago

@JamesSwiftDay Devito playing a pokemon in the style of Frank Reynolds would be great.
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Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess to launch on Android in 1080p

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5 months ago

@SiroccoJetProp Actually, probably more like the deal that saw Nintendo franchises on the CDI back in the 90s as part of their agreement with Nvidia to provide chips for the Switch. Their new console is selling like hotcakes, why would they go 3rd party?
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Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too ambitious for Switch's mobile mode?

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5 months ago

This game definitely feels rushed to me, there's technical issues all over the place, button presses not registering, the unoptimised handheld mode, and I've even had a hard crash out the game losing me an hour of game time which I never thought I'd see in a Nintendo first party title. However, I can't put it down.
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Detroit: Become Human under fire for controversial domestic abuse scene

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5 months ago

@Lalaland You don't play as the abuser or abusee in this instance though. You play as a robotic third party observing the situation and the choice is whether to intervene or not.
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5 months ago

@Bambot I don't know if you missed it at the time, but EG were pretty critical of this scene themselves shortly after it's reveal at Paris Games Week. Pearls were clutched.
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5 months ago

@_Alan_Cartridge_ Investigate what exactly? Bad parents who expose their children to inappropriately rated media beyond their understanding? Because social services should already be on that.
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5 months ago

@CalamityJames I actually think letting PEGI take over from the BBFC was one of the biggest mistakes we made. A big round red 18 rating like you'd see on a DVD or Cinema screen can be understood by a parent, a square black and white logo from a European agency most people won't have heard of doesn't have the same recognition.

In fact, does anyone know whats happening with PEGI after we've left the EU?
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5 months ago

@_Alan_Cartridge_ Bit of a difference mate. This is in a game which will be appropriately rated and not marketed towards children, any child playing it will be down to the inadequate parenting of their guardian and not the fault of the industry. Can't say the same for putting gambling elements in a game marketed with the Star Wars brand.

Edit; I've just done my research and discovered BF2s PEGI is actually 16+ which has kind of re-framed the situation for me a bit.
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Desperately trying to get Ubisoft to talk about Far Cry 5's controversial US setting

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5 months ago

@Malek86 True, several developers in "Blood, Sweat & Pixels" talked about missing their children grow up due to crunch overtime, so I doubt they have much time to stay abreast of current affairs either. Most of the devs that do seem to be obsessive over these issues are indies.
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5 months ago

But games are not made in isolation - those making them do not live in a bubble.
I hate this whole, "not created in a bubble/vacuum", line that crops up everywhere these days.

A piece of sanctimonious post-modernism to be deployed in situations like this where the writer has decided that they've found some hidden meaning, for good or ill, in a piece of art which the creators never intended.
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review

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5 months ago

@rice_sandwich Good on you man, the world would be a better place right now if more people could look at something, say "it's not for me" and move on.
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5 months ago

@rice_sandwich Because it's not a realistically styled game, its styled after Japanese comic art.
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5 months ago

@UncleLou So what if it does get him off? Is kink-shaming a Eurogamer policy now considering a mod is engaging in it?
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5 months ago

The simpering Pyra eventually reveals hidden depths on the inside, but her back-ruining bust is nothing short of an adolescent assault on human biology.
Do we really need this kind of imperialist pearl clutching every time a new big release comes out of Japan? They do things differently there accept it.
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Watch - Ian plays 2 hours of DOOM VFR with an AIM controller

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5 months ago

Can you even get the AIM controllers on their own in the UK yet?
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Bungie pulls tonight's livestream to confront Destiny 2 criticism

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5 months ago

@dannistampejensen I know you're trolling, but thanks for the laugh you gave me accusing someone else of stupidity, while spelling "stupidity" wrong.
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5 months ago

I broke my promise not to get D2 after seeing all of my clan on there and having fun again and feeling I was missing out. So glad I didn't get the expansion pass as they've all dropped off at this point and I really don't feel the need to go back.
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