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  1. DukeOfEarlsfield

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Totally agree. Comfortably the best World Cup I’ve watched.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    No, it’s not. That’s why I created a hypothetical situation where that is the only difference. So in this case it is about gender.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    Just managed to catch up with this thread. I have a question to everybody in here, but I'd be especially interested to hear the thoughts of those who either think that Deroir's tweet's aren't sexist or that we can't be sure if it's they're sexist. It's a hypothetical one although it's fairly obviously based on the situation currently under discussion. Say you have two experts in a particular field, one male, one female. Both post a series of tweets outlining their thoughts on a particular topic of which they are highly knowledgable, which are, for the sake of the hypothetical argument, practically identical. The male expert receives a few tweets in reply, all making a slightly condescending point in a slightly condescending way but are none the less polite. The female expert receives the exact same type of replies but she receives a hundred of them. The question is this: the hundredth person to send a slightly condescending tweet, not any of the others, just that one, are they being sexist?
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Daniel Sturridge: “Hold my beAARGH, FUCK, MEDIC! MEDIC!”
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    Stath Lets Flats

    Jason Statham as a slum landlord?
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    I'm genuinely surprised that people on here haven't seemed to have learn't from Gamergate how these misogynist hate mobs work. And completely appalled to think that anyone can think that Price has done anything wrong, let alone something wrong enough to be unceremoniously and instantly fired. I'm about to go out but here's a decent article about the situation. https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/6/17541318/guild-wars-arenanet-jessica-price-peter-fries-fired-reddit
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    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    New Star Soccer Manager https://www.pocket-lint.com/games/news/144990-be-prepared-to-give-up-your-life-all-over-again-new-star-soccer-manager-coming-to-ios-and-android-soon hashtag footballscomingphone Edit:
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    Ghostbusters (2016)

    Should I have checked the consensus before I enjoyed this film then?
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    Ghostbusters (2016)

    And there’s nothing as subjective as comedy.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    4 out of the 5 previous World Cup winners have gone out in the first round of the subsequent tournament. Which team was the one that managed to avoid that fate?
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    Nintendo eShop

    Just found out that the rather lovely iOS game Airmail is coming to the Switch in a few days. The iOS version had an 'advanced' control method where you manually controlled the angle of the flaps using the touch screen. You really felt connected to your craft and flinging it around, sailing over, under and through the environment felt wonderful. Instapurchase for me if they've kept the same control scheme.
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    Nintendo eShop

    Wulverblade is a superb game that I, unfortunately, just can't get on with. It has a real gusto, verve and passion for it's twin subject matters: ancient Scottish history and side-scrolling arcade brawlers. The music, art style and voice acting are all excellent and the game play is really violent and meaty. You can slice limbs and heads off your enemies, pick them up and then lob them at other enemies. But I find the controls too fiddly. Too many moves require precise timing or combinations that aren't intuitive to me. I found it frustrating to have to press several buttons when there's no reason that you can't just press one, it feels awkward to me and I end up feeling clumsy and frustrated. Added to that, the boss fights (well the one I've managed to get to) are a significant difficulty spike. I couldn't beat the first boss even after many, many attempts (it doesn't help that the game resets your rage and wolf meters when you restart the fight, making all attempts after your first slightly harder) and whilst the game does have an Easy mode it just makes the rest of the game boring. If you like side scrolling brawlers and are competent at fighting games then Wulverblade is really terrific. Sadly it's not for me though.
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    Octopath Traveler - Square Enix's Octoposse (out now!)

    I couldn't put up with it for five minutes. I think it's the worst writing I've ever seen in a video game. Like they've written the dialogue, ran every other word through an English-to-Ye-Olde-English translator and then forced the voice actors at gunpoint to repeat it verbatim. The only way it makes sense is if it's a satire on 'medieval' themed video games. But there's no punchlines and even then it's way, way over the top. I'll try one of the other characters but if the developers are willing to let something this terrible get through I'm not not holding out much hope for the rest of it.

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