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#1 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

@Smithers: As one of the many people who bought this (1182 people playing on Steam as I type), I can say I'm not, and neither is my buddy who I co-oped the game with. The original was buggy but fun, this intrigued, and then the first real media for it was that awful statue and the pre-alpha video IGN have. Put me right off, as it did him.

Having read through a few pages of these comments, I now regret having a daughter. One day she'll meet people like them, after all.

#2 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

@TopCat88 said:

Seriously, another article on this! Patrick. You contribute a huge amount of great stuff to this site, across all forms of content. But this sexism angle has got to be toned down. There is nothing sexist about this figurine. Yes it's a little crass and obvious and cheap but it's not sexist. At all. It just isn't.

I'm a male and perhaps I don't get it. Maybe I'm lucky or ignorant about these issues, although I'm not trying to be.

A reduction in opportunities for woman in the gaming industry would be a bad thing and could be ruled as sexism and I'm sure there are genuine examples of sexism in the video game world from time to time. Please report or write about them, inform us and add to the debate. It's clearly an important issue for you and so it should be.

This is a piece of marketing, aimed at young males. I bet it works too. It may alienate some of the audience but I'm sure that was a calculated decision. There are many examples of marketing aimed at women too. Hunky men, etc. Sex sells...it isn't sexism.

If you don't see the sexism of having an anorexic, augmented bikini girl that's been reduced to a sliced up torso as a "collector's edition" centrepiece, there is no help for you. It's sad, because as some of the commenters point out, the game has multiple strong female characters; of course, one was famously lacking underwear in the original, so I guess we should have seen this coming.

It cheapens gaming, and as a result gamers, to have this crap. This is worse than, say, Sims nude/"real hair" patches and the Skyrim mod scene. It's a whole new level of crass.

#3 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

@MeatSim: @MeatSim said:

Besides Ubisoft getting THQ Montreal, I don't think anyone could have predicated these other buyers.

Sega were PERFECT for Relic. Now they have Creative Assembly, Relic and Sports Interactive, pretty much owning PC strategy.

#4 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

@Acornactivist said:

@Turambar said:

@jdh5153 said:

Sure, but how hard is clunky to fix? How old is this footage? Is it OFFICIAL footage? I've never known Activision to push anything out that isn't high quality. Maybe it is a little clunky at release, but it'll be patched. They wont push it out and abandon it. I'm keeping my hopes up. There's no reason to call this bad until someone has played it and it's in a release state.

Activision published X-Men: Destiny.

Oh man. Oh man, this was so great. So much this.

What does he mean, "never pushed out anything that isn't high quality"? They do it all the time! Prototype was a buggy mess because they just got it released and thought they'd patch later. X-Men: Destiny was another "screw it, get it shipped", Goldeneye Reloaded was theirs... heck, there's enough examples this generation that prove that statement wrong.

Activision's motto is "churn and burn". Get it out the door, reap the money, sack the devs if it goes bad.

#5 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

Is it definitely sold, not shipped? Because we've had that before...

#6 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

That's an issue with the prefs.prop files not being the same in both the saves folder and game folder. Sadly, the fix doesn't always work, and it just wiped out all my progress. I was half an hour from finishing episode 3. No fix method has worked for me, so I have to restart.

#7 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

That review is awful, for one major reason:

That central tenet, that you never fire the Mammoth's gun? You do. You point the laser designator, and it fires on what you pointed it at. It's no different Halo Reach's airstrike in that regard. He spends a fifth of a review telling you that you never a fire a weapon you use several times in that level. He then goes on to act as if Bungie never talked about rampancy before, despite it being as old a concept as Marathon, a game that came out in 1994, the same year as the game he lauds for coming up with the idea (System Shock). Basically, he knows sod all, and pretends like his ignorance is knowledge.

#8 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

Well, the games is apparently running at 1080p downscaled to 720p with FXAA, so yes it'd look BEAUTIFUL on a true 1080p setting on PC.

#9 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

People who've hacked the leaked copy say there's keyboard prompts and key bindings in the files, so don't be shocked if it happens. It could be from the development, but still, could happen.

#10 Posted by flufflogic (321 posts) -

There's been streams up for the last few days of people playing. This is a big leak!