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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

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1 week ago

@taorhtpeeD It's not about complaining for the sake of it, it is about questioning whether stereotypes are helpful or harmful. That applies to games, movies, everything.

It makes me sad that you say you are not a feminist. Feminism is about wanting equality for all sexes, nothing more nothing less. It's a term that is misused and misappropriated so I can understand why you might not want to use it.
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1 week ago

@Fourfoldroot It can be. I think GTA V is a great example. Male reviewers loved it, female reviewers also mostly loved it AND pointed out the problematic female characters. Different viewpoints are valuable, even if they all agree in a review score!
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1 week ago

Great article Keza. I work in tech and this is so relevant. Diversity in leadership leads to diversity across an organisation, but making that initial change is so difficult. It takes brave people like yourself to fight past the negativity, whether explicit negativity or simply the feeling of "not belonging".
I think Eurogamer can and should do more. It's good to see them recognising this as an issue and reaching out to people for help.
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The year in walking

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4 months ago

Love this article!
There is a lot I liked about Andromeda, I do hope Bioware revisit it. It definitely suffered from the open world icon issue.
Hellblade was bloody brilliant, a pretty harrowing game of golf!
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Firewatch developer reveals next game In The Valley of the Gods

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4 months ago

Oooh looks cool. Campo Santo are really strong on visual design (or is it Olly Moss again?). And that song is amazing!
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The best of Assassin's Creed Origins photo mode

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6 months ago

None are as good as my surprised hos picture
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Night in the Woods is getting a free Director's Cut update in December

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6 months ago

MOAR CRIMES. I'm already excited!
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Mercy me: in praise of gaming's greatest healer

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10 months ago

I think that a good Mercy player can turn the tide in Overwatch, more than most of the other characters.
I play Zen as my situational awareness/positioning sucks.


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Also if one more katana-wielding-drama-child stands in front of me asking for healing I'm going to reach through voice chat and give them a good slapping (no YOU have support-rage).
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There was a weird thing in last night's Japanese Nintendo Direct

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1 year ago

As an owner of a pair of these mystical-things-called-boobs I have never had them rumble and they don't much resemble water balloons thank you very much Nintendo.

Saying that I do have older model boobs, perhaps these new motion controlled models come with extra features!? :confused:
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Meeting Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer who created The Witcher

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1 year ago

I've only read one of his books (and perhaps they get better), but I thought that the Witcher games (2 & 3) did a better job at fleshing Geralt out as a character (and Yen). In the book I read he felt a little one dimensional.

Perhaps that's an unfair comparison since the book took a few hours to read and the games took hundreds of hours to play!!
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Mass Effect: Andromeda review

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1 year ago

Oh I am genuinely sad about this, the Mass Effect games have been my favourite games. I was so looking forward to getting back into the world.
Goddammit I hope they get another chance to make a better ME game.
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Mass Effect's best mission

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1 year ago

Mordin :( *sniff*

I'm not sure I can pick a fav Mass Effect moment. One of the saddest was when Thane is dying and he asks Shep and his son to say a prayer, you think it's for him and then you realise it's a prayer for Shep *bawls*.
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Four hours with Mass Effect Andromeda

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1 year ago

*cautiously optimistic* well it sounds promising so far
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Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

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1 year ago

And only 32GB storage!? Nintendo are definitely not going with the digital content models that everyone else is then.
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Diablo 3 players divided on 20th anniversary patch

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1 year ago

The January limit for the D1 level is odd, but I imagine it would get boring quickly as it's essentially a bit of a gimmick/nostalgia trip. Blizzard are pretty good at listenting to their audience so they could change their minds if it is really popular.

I don't have a problem with the Necoromancer being paid DLC. They've aleeady made, and continue to make, huge updates to the game for free.
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Eurogamer's game of the year 2016

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1 year ago

Yep my GOTY too. The polish on this game is so high that it's shine is blinding. It also manages to be charming too, which keeps bringing me back to it, even with all the other great games out there.
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Editor's blog: Merry Christmas!

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1 year ago

Wrong! The best Christmas song is obviously Fairy Tale of New York.

Merry Christmas everyone! :)
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That's one hell of a Witcher cosplay calendar

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1 year ago

Yes, insta-buy!
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The Last Guardian review

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1 year ago

Brilliant review as always Mr Donlan, just for this sentence alone
to the lean and lanky Oklahoma-dustbowl sag that all cats have to their shoulder blades.
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What I think after five hours of Resident Evil 7

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1 year ago

@PumpkinExpert that's not how opinions work. By all means disagree with someone if you've read their piece and don't share their opinion.
If you are disagreeing with someone simply because they are female then you are a sexist idiot.
I've no doubt that Aoife knows a shit ton more about video games than you and therefore is supremely qualified to have an opinion on video games.
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Time to kill genre?

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1 year ago

It's an interesting argument and I wonder how much lazy marketing has to with genres. It's much easier to classify something broadly to come up with a sales/marketing plan/forecast.

P.S. the mentions in the comments of day one purchasing being a "business plan" is a bit misleading. Consumers are the ones leading that "business plan" with their purchasing behaviours in games, films & music. Businesses definitely feed into that and probably amiplify it with their advertising etc but it's primarily driven by us.
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Mass Effect Andromeda's new kett race were clothed to avoid "really odd disconnect" of talking with naked aliens

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1 year ago

Did the Collectors have armor/clothes on? It's kinda hard to tell from the pictures. I think I remember getting some Collector armor at some point so I guess they did?
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 now available on Xbox One backwards compatibility

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1 year ago

Well that's the Christmas holidays sorted for me, ME 1-3 run through before Andromeda launches :)
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More leaked Blizzard art suggests Diablo 3 Necromancer class

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1 year ago

This is VERY exciting. It was such a fun class in D2.
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Zoe Quinn's next game is a far cry from Depression Quest

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2 years ago

Well what an interesting idea for a game. This could lead to a fine discussion in the comments about Mr Tingles' oeuvre, challenging stereotypes in gaming or even the future of game design.

Or u'know the same old bullshit.... :/
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Our Mafia 3 review will be late - here's why

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2 years ago

Thanks for the playlist!!!! It's an amazing soundtrack :)
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Four years later the Kingdoms of Amalur court case comes to an end

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2 years ago

I lived in Rhode Island for a few years after this had happened. It was still mentioned in the news ALOT and was a big talking point everytime there was an election. BIG cockup my the mayor at the time.
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Battlefield 1's beta is broken and brilliant in equal measure

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2 years ago

That second paragraph is a work of genius. Bravo Mr Robinson! :)
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Here are Overwatch characters reimagined as dogs

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2 years ago

Well this has made my day :)
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Virginia, one of 2016's most promising games, is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC next month

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2 years ago

Oooh this game looks amazing. I love a good "walking simulator", you can really get lost in a story when you are the one uncovering it.
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The hunt for Overwatch's next hero gets even more ridiculous

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2 years ago

Wowwow Blizzard have created a big ol' rabbit hole with this one!
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Fable developer Lionhead closes down today

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2 years ago

Best wishes to everyone at Lionhead. So many brilliant games!
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Somebody made Generic FPS: The Movie and it is stupid and amazing

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2 years ago

@Ceelion I hope it's great and it's everything people wants it to be. I just don't understand why people want it to be made.

We don't play FPS for their stories, we play them because it's fun to run around and shoot things. This movie is taking that core fun thing; the gameplay, and leaving everything that is usually awful about FPS's the story, the generic characters, dodgy voice action.
But obvs there is a lot of excitement about it, so enjoy!
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2 years ago

Proof, if needed, that you can find an audience willing to throw money at anything :/
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Here's the official, Halo lore explanation for why Cortana is naked

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3 years ago

Wouldn't it be refreshing if they just went with; "it what we think our audience want". At least we could point out that um no your audience is not all straight teenage boys.
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Fallout 4's Trophy and Achievement list analysis and speculation

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3 years ago

Masshole is my favourite achievement from the full list. It's a local New England term usually applied to Massachusetts' drivers (who generally are Massive-assholes).
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So, Mr Kojima, do we feel "ashamed" over Quiet?

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3 years ago

Spot on Aoife.
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Borderlands movie in the works

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3 years ago

You're all wrong... Sam Rockwell IS Handsome Jack!
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Xur the vendor is selling Gjallarhorn, Destiny's most powerful weapon

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3 years ago

Hmm is this enough to make me load up Destiny again..... gah the loot, OK fine Bungie I surrender.
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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture review

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3 years ago

Great review! I was already sold on this game and this review has made me want to play it even more. And to then re-read this review once I've completed the game.
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Elder Scrolls Online gets console release date, drops subscription

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3 years ago

Good, removing the monthly subscriptions means I'll probably get the console version. Even if it retains a tiny bit of that Skyrim magic it will be worth it.
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Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

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3 years ago

I think you got it spot on Rich!
I've only managed to play a couple of hours of both gta4 and gta5. Despite loving the gameplay, the world and characters were not something I wanted the spend time with.

For everyone saying it's just a bit of fun, see the last couple of Saints Rows games. They got the stupid violence but real characters pretty much bang on.
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Everything not saved will be lost

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4 years ago

So I guess I'm the only one that liked this article then.
Destiny's lack of story can make you fill int the gaps, although mostly the gaps are too big!

Most of my friends & family are non-gamers. That sometimes makes it seem that we have different frames of references. We can be having one of those 'what if' conversations and I want to say well in game x this happens. But then I tend to get looked at with that slightly pitying look non-gamers give gamers.
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We cannot let this become gaming culture

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4 years ago

Great article Oli.
These threats are shameful for all gamers. It's not enough to say 'oh it's just trolls'.
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Diablo 3 has shifted over 20 million units

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4 years ago

This will be the fourth copy of this game that I buy. Damn you blizzard! Each version has been a huge improvement on the previous, so let's hope that holds true.
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Editor's blog: I am sexist

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4 years ago

Great article Tom.
Everyone's a little bit sexist! (Yes including women)

I think the games industry has more sexism towards females as both the makers and the audience have a male majority, and this somehow means it's 'OK'. And, judging by some of the comments here, a lot of the audience thinks sexism is fine because 'video games'. This just perpetuates the issue.

Easy fix for the Dastardly chevo, just include it for male NPCs. Keeping in something sexist just because it was OK in old movies is no excuse, much better to poke fun/update it.
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Video: Let's Replay Morrowind

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4 years ago

This makes me want to go back and finish this, well start again and finish it since I don't have the PC I played this on originally!
Although I'm not sure I have the 30,000 hour required to spare.
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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition dated, confirmed for old and new consoles

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4 years ago

So that'll be a third copy of the game that I'll buy. Damn you Blizzard *shakes fists at the sky*
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Getting to play Destiny: better than Halo?

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4 years ago

I'm super ready for this game *thumbs up* :cool:
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The Elder Scrolls Online renounces the grind

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4 years ago

Hmmm I really want this to be good. Skyrim with friends would have been a wonderful thing. Simple, right?
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