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2 Months ago
Videogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victimsVideogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victims
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In no way are we accusing people with 'different opinions' of being Nazis - this piece is a discussion about the portrayal of literal Nazis and the Holocaust in videogames. It's not only relevant to the article, it's what the article is actually about.

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I was confused by Ananym's comment at first--I actually thought it might be in reply to a moderated comment or some such. I just couldn't figure out who was being "namecalled".


It seems some people are taking offense to "Nazism is once again on the rise, hiding under the guise of the ‘Alt-Right’", as far as I can tell? Which is odd given that the term alt-right was literally coined by Richard Spencer, an individual that actively promotes "peaceful" ethnic cleansing and white "identitarianism". I mean, if even Breitbart calls him "center of alt-right thought"...

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2 Months ago
Videogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victimsVideogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victims
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you just don't understand, this sites purpose is literally in the title and you're trying to diverge into other things that have absolutely nothing at all to do with it. look, we get it, you want to be real journalists and talk about pressing issues, including politics, but you should ask yourselves is this really the platform for it...? please don't strive to become Kotatu or RPS, you're better than that.

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Certainly flattered that you think we're better than Kotaku and RPS, even if we're not striving to be them :)


We do believe that this is the platform for a discussion of this sort, just as it's the platform for news and reviews and funny gifs. It's relevant to PC gaming in that we're discussing the portrayal of these in videogames. If you don't want to read these kinds of articles that's fine (the headlines should always be clear enough to allow you to sidestep them!), and hopefully you can find plenty of other stuff on PCGN to enjoy.

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3 Months ago
Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today, and what you should buy from himHere's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today, and what you should buy from him
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Seems like we keep getting console news lately...
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Just for Destiny 2! Much like with the impressions + guides, we're aware that a lot of our audience are keen to keep up with the game during this painful interim period between console and PC launches.

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Joel Gregory responded to THE LEGENDARY FARTMASTER comment in
5 Months ago
The hardest boss fights we've ever encounteredThe hardest boss fights we've ever encountered
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No Darkeater Midir?
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He/it was definitely part of the discussions!

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10 Months ago
Halo Wars 2’s physical edition has been cancelled in the USHalo Wars 2’s physical edition has been cancelled in the US
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This is written so poorly. I'm pretty sure what you're talking about, but let me just verify as everything leading up to the middle of the article is vague; you're reporting about the PC version of Halo Wars 2, correct? Not the physical copies of the Xbox One version?
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Yep, PC version as we're a PC site!

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1 Year ago
Revelation Online giveaway! Win one of 500 codes for the second closed beta!Revelation Online giveaway! Win one of 500 codes for the second closed beta!
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**UPDATE**

This issue seems to have been resolved and working keys should now have been sent out.Reply
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when can we know if we win ?

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1 Year ago
Revelation Online giveaway! Win one of 500 codes for the second closed beta!Revelation Online giveaway! Win one of 500 codes for the second closed beta!
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**PLEASE NOTE**

There are currently problems redeeming these codes - possibly due to a change in beta dates - which we are looking into at the moment. Apologies for any inconvenience.Reply
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i hope we will still get the key :D

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Joel Gregory commented on
1 Year ago
Topic of the Week: What are your #Fave7Games?Topic of the Week: What are your #Fave7Games?
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Step aside, I got this *trips over laces, falls down stairs*

In no particular order:

Dark Souls
FFVII
Deus Ex
Football Manager (series - shut up)
Bioshock (series - shut up again)
Red Dead Redemption
Shadow of the Colossus

(I reserve the right to change this at any time, and/or claim I never said them things.)
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Verile responded to Joel Gregory's comment in
1 Year ago
Dark Souls 3 is great, but it's a bit… easyDark Souls 3 is great, but it's a bit… easy
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I think there's a degree of truth in this, but I genuinely do think the bosses are easier on the whole. I was able to use my starting sword for the whole game!

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It's the Dunning-Kruger effect; you're underestimating your own skill level and passing it off to the game. Just because you're not a onebro doesn't mean you're a total noob either. The game may very well be easier but you (and I) are not in a position to objectively verify that.


If you really want to check you need to find a newbro and have them play the beginnings of both.

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1 Year ago
Black Desert Online beta begins tomorrow, watch the cinematic trailer nowBlack Desert Online beta begins tomorrow, watch the cinematic trailer now
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Hey guys,


As the widget says, there's still some time left to enter. Once the competition closes we'll send out the codes, so watch your inboxes. If nothing shows up, better luck next time!

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Have you noticed that according to the widget timer the Beta key giveaway ends at approx 11pm on the 18th. That's 15 hours AFTER the beta actually starts. Just thought you should know :)

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Joel Gregory replied to 8 questions on the Grand Theft Auto V Review
2 Years ago
Grand Theft Auto V review snippet How open is Grand Theft Auto V to explore?
As open as… something really open. Basically it's completely open from pretty much the start of the game, allowing you to go anywhere and everything within its utterly vast map.
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2 Years ago
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN review snippet How realistic are the horses in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN?
They definitely *look* like horses, and the share certain bodily functions, but realism clearly wasn't top of the agenda. Unless real horses can't actually be killed and can appear instantly out of thin air when whistled. I don't know - I haven't been around them very much.
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