Recent content by Oirish_Martin

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    Poll: So uh, how about that Burial At Sea Episode 2 Ending huh? [Spoilers]

    Note to self - don't write a post and then vote without submitting the post. FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU In summary this time: Bit self-indulgent - I'd forgotten that "Ace in the Hole" has been used since BioShock to refer to Jack, so it was a bit disappointing to realise that that was what...
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    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is really hard?

    Two words - Typhoon spam ;)
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    Creepiest bosses in non-horror video games

    The noises the poison headcrab zombies and fast headcrab zombies made - both alerted and unalerted. O_O Do not want
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    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is really hard?

    There is quite an aggressively small HP pool in that game. I think it's not really so easy to play it as a straight shooter, so some use of cover and augs will be needed in the game. I think later on you can unlock some ballistic protection or something to increase damage resistance, but you...
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    Draw Harley Quinn Naked, Killing Herself, To Win DC Artist Contest

    I'm in two minds on this one. Nudity isn't necessarily sexual. Chances are though the entries may end up being a bit more glamour shot than suicide victim (which isn't exactly a realistic depiction of suicide either). I think the opposition is a little misplaced. I think it might be worth...
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    I think the problem you're having isn't that your words aren't making sense, it's that your analogy is inadequate. Think of it more like "Only orange shoes are being made. And some people are (allegedly) using their orange shoes to kick people to death with. Those dastardly ORANGE SHOES."...
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    This, actually. Wasn't sure how far back we were recommending so I didn't mention it, for some reason. Not to start any fights, but Red Alert 2 is probably one of the most enjoyable and well-balanced members of the series, even though it's quite old now. Gah, and now I feel old. Also...
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    Well, I'd recommend Firaxis games in general, and you've started off ok with XCOM. Firaxis also makes the Civilization series, and Civ 5 is meant to be a bit more accessible than its forebears. Those are primarily turn-based - if you're after real-time strategy, Starcraft 2 is pretty...
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    That right there would explain the motivation behind a lot of feminist actions.
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    The double standards aside, the other reason I have issues taking feminism in gaming - and in many other areas - seriously is that so often it dispenses entirely conflicting advice depending on which subset of feminists you listen to. I'm all for listening, but when you have two groups of...
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    First time I've heard this argument - most of the argument centred around how the notion of saving Lara from rape was perceived as sexist because it involved appealing to a primarily male audience to save a female character from rape. Again, encouraging people to protect people from rape is a...
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    Hang on, isn't HUGE TITS OMG the argument against the design of the Sorceress in Dragon's Crown? Isn't she a fully realised PC regardless of her boobage? So why the furore about that, but not Lara Croft, who was also intentionally crafted with huge boobs?
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    I have to confess, I still don't understand half the so-called feminist reactions to that Tomb Raider reboot. Not only is wanting to save someone from rape bad - somehow - but the old Tomb Raider (who quite clearly was shamelessly marketed on her tits) was talked up as some kind of bad-ass...
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    Should Feminism and Gaming Mix?

    As much as I really don't like feminism that much (and I can't really believe I'm going to do this, but), Not All Feminists Are Like That. Mind you, some are this level of dumb too. Actually, why are you even assuming she's a feminist? In general I have no problem with feminism and gaming...