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10:35 AM on 09.03.2014

A little less hipocrisy: the Zoey Quinn Kotaku scandal.

A little less hipocrisy: the Zoey Quinn Kotaku scandal.

So I just read this Original article:

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[i][b]More than 2,000 Developers Sign Letter Calling for the End of Intolerance, Hate Speech1 by William D'Angelo, posted 5 hours ago / 1,443 Views 
More than 2,000 developers from dozens of studios have signed an open letter to the gaming community asking for the end of intolerance seen on social media sites, YouTube and Twitch. The letter asks if anyone sees any threats to report them on the respective website.
"We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened. It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish."
"If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites."
"If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in."
The developers who have signed the open letter work for Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Blizzard, 2K, Apple, Epic, and dozens of others.[/b][/i]

Link: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251820/more-than-2000-developers-sign-letter-calling-for-the-end-of-intolerance-hate-speech/#comments
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 How about a little less hipocrisy for once?

Think about the timming of this thing... This is probably all about Zoe Quinn and Kotaku.
And Kotaku is the king of hipocrisy and smart-ass journalism, so, letīs call a spade a spade for a change?
There is a rumor that a female dev named Zoe Quinn had sex with a journalist from Kotaku to promote her game/career. 

Other "sources" stated that it was more than one journalist of more than one website (this part is likely a nasty lie).

Rumor has it that after the thing went public, Kotaku created a lot of iniciatives to get their staff off the hook, including this anti-hate thing.


This is what it is all about. If it is true, I do not know, but that is the deal.
They say her boyfriend spread the news or something, out of jealousy I guess.
Granted, this can all be a lie said by a angry ex-boyfriend, but in that case, why Kotaku did not give Zoey the floor to express herself and tell the true?


This is all to not call Kotaku what they seem to be in the story: a bunch of unethical journalists that trade favors for press. How dumb are we? Or, at least, how dumb do they think we are?

If the Kotaku people screwed and did this thing, just fire them and hire new staff, simples as that. If they did not, just state it.
And I donīt even think this is about just one dev girl.

If the industry reacted like that, it is probably because this kind of thing is wide spread and probably involves much more than sex, things like money, gifts and things like that.
Seems to me that the industry could be afraid that we will find out how promiscuous they really are.   read


3:02 PM on 08.17.2014

Bioware sexual preferences patches and packs: a sugestion.

So, as all of us know, Bioware new gay manifesto is set to release soon: Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.



Just kidding, but, yes, there is some controversy over the homossexual romance in Dragon Age 3.
Most of it comes from the worries that the thing could not be present in this release (minorities are vocal and homossexuality is in fashion these days), which is already confirmed that will not be the case, meaning: there will be homossexual romance in Dragon Age 3.



I donīt care that much, and I guess it is cool for a homossexual to see his preference in a game, it would be a little bitter for some to not have it, I guess. So it is cool.
However, it is a pain that some trophies are attached to homossexual events, cause I enjoy trophies but do not enjoy acting like a homossexual in a video game, or in real life, for that matter. Just the way I have been made I guess.



Well, with all this, my idea and suggestion is the following: there will be a standart version of the game, the game on the disk, and, the most niche options would be avaliable as a paid patch, it has to be paid so people have to do some effort to get this thing.
Here it goes:

- Standart version: Just like Dragon Age 1 and 2: hetero and homossexual romance and, eventually, sex, avaliable. No extra cost.

- Straight as a arrow: Only heterossexual romance and sex. No need to marry before sex. Price: US$0.99


- Old fashioned Church person: Only heterossexual romance and you have to marry before having sex. Price: US$0.99 (I would buy this, as I am a old fashioned church person myself).

- Born this way, canīt help it: Only homossexual romance and sex, but with a lot of dignity. Price: US$0.99

- Merry men of Sodom and Gomorrah: Both hetero and homossexual sex. Also, there is a gay pride parade in every town after you complete all the quests. In this event you can romance a random NPC, but you only have 5 chances to figure it out which one is interested in you. Price: US$0.99

- All out, no bars hold: Same as Merry men of..., plus, some orgies spread through the game, if you can find it. Price: US$ 1,49.

- Man of Sin, crazy sex addict: All the features of the Merry men of Sodom and Gomorrah package, plus, you can have sex with all NPCs, animals and even enemies. Price: US$ 1.99

- Old hollywood package: Just heterossexual romance, ending with a kiss. No sex.

- No nothing: no sex or romance whatsoever. Price: US$: 0.99.

So, what do you guys think? (By the way, it is a joke of course, gamers would hate this... =D )   read


3:51 AM on 05.14.2014

The Top 11 best internet reviewers.

The best internet reviewers.

Who are the best and most talented internet reviewers?  I made a video honoring the guys I like the most, these are the ones I watch again and again and are always fun (or funny).
Also, sorry about the video, some Dtoid people warned me about using this media on blogs, so, this is the last one, I promisse.

Anyway, check it out.



Do you agree with the list? Who are you favorites?   read


1:38 PM on 05.12.2014

Insider News: INDIE COMUNITY IN LOVE WITH SONY. 500k for a Indie in PSPLUS.

Insider News: INDIE COMUNITY IN LOVE WITH SONY:
Japanese giant offered 500k dollars to small indie studio for their indie title to be on PSN+ for a month.
Will port the game FOR FREE on PS4 and Vita.
What a deal, this is reason enough for indies everywhere to flock into the PS4 train, I wonder how this will affect game releases in 2014 and 2015.
I for one am very happy about it since I love horror games and indies can do stuff that AAA titles cannot afford to in terms of risk.
No doubt that Nintendo and MS will try to catch up, which is even better for us gamers! Good times ahead I guess.

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2:07 AM on 03.19.2014

Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes (PS4) Review

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (PS4) US$ 29,90 (Digital).

First of all, I bought my copy on PSN (PS4), for about 30 dollars, it is a nice deal because the physical copy costs up to 100 dollars here in Brazil. Althought I own all consoles, I went with the PS4 version since sony is nice enough to give me free indie games in the PSN PLUS program, we got to give back some love to them for that.


Well, now, the game.
I REALLY REALLY really loved!
It is the kind of game I can play 20, 30 times and try diferent aproaches in every play session, I am so in love with MGS5 GZ, what a masterpiece, AMAZING!


I took 93 minutes to clear the Ground Zeroes mission, but I was really really sloppy, got caught a bunch of times and died, did some Rambo shit too, killed a lot of soldiers...



I think that doing a ninja play session would take a lot longer, like 3 or 4 hours, and also there is a lot of hidden stuff and eye candy that I ignored to make this time.



It feels like a old school NES game somehow, I canīt explain! But also, it feels like a MGS game, it is so freaking fun, I canīt stop playing!



My final thoughts? Kojima is a freaking genious, this game is a piece of heaven, but I donīt know how much of the new generation gamers can understand itīs appeal and flavor. I really hope they get it, because this is just amazing video game right here, everyone should taste it.



MGS5 GZ is the coolest PS4 game yet!
There are still some missions to go, I will play them tomorrow. I still think the same: althought it can be played (in a sloppy way) in 4 or 5 hours (every mission counts), this game is much more fun than anything the west have been shoving down our throats as "30 hours games".
Who cares if it is short? If it is fun as this, I will play till my fingers bleed. And if it is boring, then 1 hour is way too long.
That said, to complete everything and get good enough to achieve everything would definitely take 20 hours or more. Heck, to gamers like me is more like infinite hours, since I am not that good...
By the way, I realize that this review sounds biased, but that what happens when a game make us fall in love with it, reason goes away. I missed that in video games, thank you mr. Hideo Kojima, for bringing it back to gaming.


Final Score:
Graphics: 10/10.
Gameplay: 10/10.
Story: 10/10.
Sound: 10/10.
Final Score: 10/10.   read


2:13 PM on 03.16.2014

Outlast (PS4) and the future of horror gaming.

So, I have been playing Outlast since yesterday, because it came free with Psn Plus for the PS4.

You play as a journalist WITH NO GUN that investigates a Insane personīs hospital called Asylum whatever. That is not important.

The important part is that you have a very cool video camera and document whatever you want, to expose the evidence. You can turn the camera on, off and use infrared lenses to see in the dark. The camera uses batteries that go out with time and managing that is part of the experience.

What I love in OUTLAST is that you are not suppose to fight, heck, you donīt even have a fight button, all you can do is experience and document with the camera, Run, Hide and Die. That is it.

This creates a amazing, unique and VERY SATISFYING horror game, like nothing else in the console market really.
The game is amazing, the graphics, actually quite good, althought I know a lot of people said they were bad.
I got really scared a lot of times playing, not only because of set pieces, but because of the mood, atmosphere and overall experience, this is the Horror I crave for in games!


That said, I know there are many games like that on Steam and very few on consoles. My question is: why?

We obviously proved that we crave for this games, see ZombiU on WiiU, it sold 700k, which is a 15% install base penetration.
Of course horror will never sell 10 ou 20 million, but Outlast proves it doesnīt have to cost that much, it only needs good ideas and careful execution.
Well, I say: let the indies bring their horror games to the consoles, a lot of people, me included, hate to game on PC, and with Sony policy of self publishing, there is no reason for us to have horror games droughts anymore.

Donīt Starve (PS4) and Lone Survivor (PS3 - Vita) are cool introductions to the genre too.
Also, MS should change their policies, Sony is kicking their asses with the Indies, there are tons of cool indie titles on PSN for Vita, PS3 and even for the newborn baby PS4.

The future of horror is console indie games, and I for one am very happy about it!   read


11:47 AM on 02.20.2014

Xbox Fitness on Xbox One is DOWN, Server error.

Xbox Fitness on Xbox One is DOWN, Server error.

Since yesterday we cannot acess the Fitness app on Xbox One.

Trying to workout since yesterday and it seems the app do not work at all on XBOX ONE.
MS knows about it, as it shows here:
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status
Anyone else havin this problem?
It is a cool app, but having to stream the videos is not good, they should let us download them.
MS should just lock the workouts to our gold accounts and let us use them as long as we are Gold member, no streamings.
That would solve everything and make the app much more appealing, even could have a retailer version since it is actually really good when it works.

Can Dtoid please do some article on this? it is a widespread problem that is hurting a lot of Xbox One costumers and MS will not move without pressure.   read


7:27 PM on 06.17.2013

The tale of Jane Consumer, Cliff Xbox and Bob Playstation.


Bob Playstation loves Jane Consumer, he wants to treat her right, to have a relationship, maybe kids.

But Jane Consumer loves Cliff Xbox, he is tall, drives a big flashy car and he is also american, Bob is a asian kid and he is too much of a nice guy, Jane wants the bad boy attitude of Cliff Xbox, he looks like trouble, and she loves it.

Then Cliff Xbox takes Jane Consumer out in his cool car. She is happy, but she is also young and naive, she thought they would just play and laugh, but he beat her up, rapes her and trows her out of the car in the middle of nowhere.

Now Jane Consumer is confused, she is sad, without a direction in life. Cliff Xbox got her pregnant and left, with nothing left but sorrow and despair.

Bob Playstation comes to visit.

"Hey baby, I love you, I want you back. I will treat you right, raise your baby. We can play, laugh, be happy, and you know I will always respect you".

Jane canīt believe, she is so happy, she is in love.

"Oh Bob, youīre so wonderfull, I am so sorry, I was young and naive, I will be with you Bob, we will be so happy. Kiss me Bob, kiss me"

The End.   read


8:37 PM on 06.14.2013

THE LAST OF US: Best game I have played in my life.

THE LAST OF US: Best game I have played in my life.

I am one hour in, I laughed, I have smiled, I cried, got scared, I CARED, I had fun, I have felt a rush, I ran for my life, I AM IN LOVE.
THE LAST OF US arrived today in the mail, I had preorderd and now I am in gaming heaven.
I have been playing games since the NES, when I was 9 or 10 years old.
Today I am 31 and, let me tell you, I have never felt in all these years what THE LAST OF US gave me in this first hour.
BRAVO! Bravo Naughty Dog, I am forever impressed.   read


11:13 AM on 05.27.2013

Microsoft lost, and I will tell why.

TV, Sports, Adertisements, Fees and secrets all around. 
Microsoft is in a world of trouble if they think their strategy is going to work, and I will tell why.
I have a XBOX360 and I am also only buying the PS4 in this hollyday, and I tell you why. Here is what MS is doing with the Xbox One and turned me off from the console:


1 - Achievements for watching TV, that is just dumb. 
The most passive activity in the world is now something that get you awards, need I to say more?



2 - Region locked games.
That is a minor problem, but still a problem to people from countries that overcharge for games and where certain games will never be released.


3 - Fee to play used games.
Used game? You cannot play it without paying a fee. That is the next step from the online pass stuff. And, althought the online pass makes some sense, since servers and online services cost money to the company,  it is only fair. Oh, wait, MS online service is already paid, isnīt?



4 - Xbox Live is STILL paid.
Yep, STILL paid. While Sony offer every kind of gifts, advantages, free games, free trials, blowjobs... to their premium subscribers, MS is still charging for the simple online gameplay, which is free on Sony and Nintendo. 


5- Focus on media instead of focusing in games.
TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, Halo Show, Remedy tv show, Spielberg, NFL fantasy wet dream and stuff like that are now MS main focus. Games are not that important, and, according to MS, we will like to watch tv once again...



6 - New Remedy game is a freaking tv series.
Well, not really. Of course not, but what is that stupid trailer? Remember Alan Wake? That was cool, right? This one, not that much...


7- Always online (once a day).
To updates, to download new advertisements, and, to BE ABLE TO PLAY even offline games, you have to be online.


8 - Obligatory installation of 20GB games on a 500GB HD (not replaceable).
Hideo Kojima last masterpiece, METAL GEAR SOLID 4 was close to 40GB. So, you better finish your first game if you want to play another.



9 - Obligatory Kinect use.
Remember that thing that 10 million Xbox360 (casual dancing bimbos) users liked? Now the 65 million real Xbox360 gamers will also have to use it.

10 - Cloud advertisements in real time in games.
Connor killed Vicar Abbott, DRINK PEPSI.
 

11 - Ginormous ugly console.
Well, it is. Of course revisions will come, but, a little effort on the design would be nice.
 

12 - Treating gamers like stupid sheep overall.
Using Gametrailers to do Damage Control after the Reveal event went bad, that is cheap. Keeping world domination level of secrets under the curtains (like the ones above), that is very cheap. MS is about to get the surprise of a lifetime if they think we are that stupid.   read


9:49 AM on 05.20.2013

You give BRAZIL a bad name: how imature brazilian gamers are ruining it for all


Reports are appearing in several media outlets across the country: the online brazilian gamer behavior is irritating the rest of the world.

Some brazilians act like beggars on games like DAY-Z or Dota, with the catch phrase "Gibe money plOx or I report yu" (Give me money, or I will report you).

Others are robbing people and disrupting the matches, with neverending chanting of the "words" "BR BR BR BR", a call to arms to other brazilians.

In a interview, a 19 years old gamer from the country said: "We like to set the terror loose, it is just a game, donīt take it so seriouslly". This young man probably donīt get invited to board games sessions. Can you imagine his approach to Monopoly? He would probably kick the board to the ground and eat the money, while defecates on the other players heads. After all, it IS just a game.

This behavior is just a reflection of the imaturity these south american holligans must have at dealing with their entire life affairs, and, of course, not all brazillians are this toxic when playing games.

That said, being from Brazil is now enough to be kicked out of a game, the rest of the world is not taking any chances.

However, the game developers can help: the phrase "Gibe money plOx or I report yu" (Give me money, or I will report you) and many others used in the virtual gangs comunication can be traced and these brazillians that donīt play well with others, banned from the games.

This could restore the good gamers from the country (they exist) good name, after all, not all brazilians are (virtual) terrorists.

PS.: Here are some links to the said articles:
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/tec/2013/05/1280744-brasileiros-ganham-fama-ruim-praticando-assalto-e-arrastao-em-jogos-on-line.shtml   read


3:35 PM on 04.11.2013

The WiiU is selling, WITHOUT games.



The WiiU is selling, WITHOUT games.

Well, not really, there was LEGO CITY.

But wait, since when a Lego game is a system seller? Never happened before, maybe GTA and Final Fantasy, but, LEGO?

But the console is getting pretty nice numbers, outselling the VITA and getting a respectable 4th spot on the charts, with very little to offer in terms of software.

More than that, early adopters of next gen console generally buy the EYE CANDY titles, the games that show up the graphical and horse power greatness of the new toy. The WiiU donīt have any of those yet, maybe they are coming, but, granted, what we can get right now looks and plays just like last gen games.

So, THE WIIU IS A HUGE SUCCESS and their selling numbers show the hunger of consumers for new video game machines.

My point is: If the WiiU is selling without any real amazing game, this is very good news for the industry overall, imagine the hype and desiree the big boys will cause in november.
Or, even the WiiU, when the good games arrive, imagine how much excitement there will be around the thing.   read


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