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Why are games so bad at sex? We ask an expertWhy are games so bad at sex? We ask an expert
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“But if we look over the last few years especially, we’ve seen this real broadening in understanding of what having sex actually means, and people have started to focus more on the pleasure and the fantasy.”

How insular and self-focused does a person need to be to make a statement like that? Sure, media standards have relaxed over the last few years but attitudes have been changing for, well, pretty much ever.

What about the whole 'free love' movement of the 60s?
The reputation of so many rock bands from the 70s and 80s having orgies with groupies after shows? Grand Funk Railroad has an urban legend of a full-on 3 day group sesssion.
All of Kinsey research in the 40s?
The Marquis de Sade in the mid 1700s?

To make a statement like our social perception and attitudes regarding sex have been broadening dramatically over the last few years is like a teenager thinking their generation invented oral sex.
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panbient commented on
4 Weeks ago
BattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuitBattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuit
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Now THIS (unlike the recent Dion / Fallout 4 kerfuffle) is an actual cash grab.
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panbient commented on
1 Month ago
Star Citizen will have physically simulated alcohol that responds to a planet’s gravityStar Citizen will have physically simulated alcohol that responds to a planet’s gravity
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Now I get that gravity will affect the visual motion of the liquid in the drink... but will the altitude affect the applied drunken effect?
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1 Month ago
PCGN discuss: Should you play Tides of Numenera?PCGN discuss: Should you play Tides of Numenera?
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WTF is this?

I made it just over halfway through this chat log 'thing' before scrolling. And if you're going to do a chat log then provide actual introductions for the participants. This was like reading a personal chat over someone's shoulder.

There's a reason basic straight forward articles work. Please stop trying to re-invent the wheel. You have ample content here but by halfway I'm overwhelmed and can't determine if you're talking about a specific game or the genre in and of itself.

FOCUS

This should have been at least 3 articles.
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1 Month ago
An esports team just lost cash for chatting during a tech breakAn esports team just lost cash for chatting during a tech break
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Friikin nerds take this armchair crap far too seriously. Every football manager will issue instructions to players being substituted and will also call out instructions when another player is being treated for an injury (fake or otherwise). The fact that the game-nerd twats call this e-'sport' highlights how sad they all are. It is NOT a sport. A sport, in my book, consists of some phyical activity not screaming down a headset at some other light-sentitive, pimply teenagers.
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Project more tough guy.


Who made you the new dictionary? In my book, you're a troll.

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1 Month ago
Musician sues Bethesda for using music in "morally indefensible" Fallout 4 advertMusician sues Bethesda for using music in "morally indefensible" Fallout 4 advert
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But... Dion is the plaintiff and Bethesda is the defendant...

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Yeah, my point - poorly made I must say - is that the plaintiff (Dion) has noticed that the defendent (Bethesda) has made oodles of cash and is seeking his piece of the pie on a trumped up basis... I'm a cynic at heart.

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Why Warframe is going open-world with Plains of Eidolon, and what it means for the futureWhy Warframe is going open-world with Plains of Eidolon, and what it means for the future
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Seriously? 7 Articles in a row for the same game all within an hour?

Are you all going on holidays next week hahahah?Reply
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Nah, they just had a warframe specific convention so the devs were talking a lot about upcoming stuff.

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1 Month ago
Stop waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 - the best western shootout sim is already on PCStop waiting for Red Dead Redemption 2 - the best western shootout sim is already on PC
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Calling this game a "western shootout sim" is like calling Mario Kart a real world racing sim.

The Steamworld games are great fun (on the 3ds) but not at all any sort of sim, and don't provide the kind of depth a PC gaming sim fan would expect. They're super fun casual console games and little else. They don't even get a physical commercial release (eShop / digital only).Reply
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Hi! :) You're right that there's no physical release for PC, but we actually released a combo called SteamWorld Collection for PS4 and [sic] Wii U. So not entirely digital - and hopefully we can release more for physical retail down the line.

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Paradox offer free games to those who bought during the price hikeParadox offer free games to those who bought during the price hike
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These days? No one has liked price hikes EVER. People have been making the same complaints about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer for literal centuries now.

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And the rich are a lot richer than when they started a few centuries ago.

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2 Months ago
Here's why that guy dropped the ball during the EA Play livestreamHere's why that guy dropped the ball during the EA Play livestream
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The headline says 'this is why' something happened. The article doesn't actually explain why anything happened.

You say it looks like he choked while reading the prompter but offer nothing definitive. Was it their first try using a live teleprompter and he didn't have the experience to handle it properly? Had he been eating just before presenting (generally a bad idea) and choked on phlegm.

OR.... was having an 'embarrassing' incident just what his youtube channel needed to get all sorts of free press in a new market? Fortunately for him, you don't really report anything and just link back to his own clip.Reply
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I'm pretty sure doing a good job and setting himself up for more work with EA (and anyone else, for that matter) would have been more profitable. Now, he looks a bit of a berk, and no-one would touch him with a bargepole if they wanted someone to present for them.

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panbient replied to 9 questions on the DG2: Defense Grid 2 Review
8 Months ago
DG2: Defense Grid 2 review snippet Does the setting of DG2: Defense Grid 2 feel original?
As original as any other post-apocalyptic / dystopian future in a sci-fi game.
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panbient replied to 12 questions on the SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition Review
9 Months ago
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition review snippet How hard is it to make money in SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition?
The underlying economic model isn't super complex. Industrial zones create jobs, Residential zones provide housing, and Commercial zones maximize the profits from the Industry. Just don't spend all your money at once while the game is paused.
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10 Months ago
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II review snippet How does Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II compare to other Warhammer 40K games?
It's a departure from the earlier Dawn of War titles in that there's no base building at all in the single player campaign. It's all about controlling 4 hero units / squads in a cover based RTS.
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panbient replied to 4 questions on the Drox Operative Review
10 Months ago
Drox Operative review snippet How does Drox Operative run on your PC?
It's an older title as such it runs fine on my old system (2010-ish). The game also runs fine in Big Picture mode but the text is a bit small on a TV. Steam Controller is functional as well but this plays better with mouse and keyboard.
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panbient replied to 7 questions on the Grim Dawn Review
1 Year ago
Grim Dawn review snippet Does Grim Dawn feel grindy?
It starts feeling a bit grindy after the 2nd playthrough. But for the most part the action is fluid enough that you don't notice it. Very rarely find myself staring at cooldown boxes rather than the action on screen.
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panbient replied to 8 questions on the Dungeon of the Endless Review
1 Year ago
Dungeon of the Endless review snippet Why does Dungeon of the Endless feel retro?
It absolutely does not feel retro. This is a modern tower defense game with heroes added to the mix and a novel room / power mechanic to control the rate and difficulty of the mobs. The pixel art style is definitely 'neo-retro' looking but that only seems to make the game feel more modern to me.
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panbient replied to a question on the Battlestation: Harbinger Review
1 Year ago
Battlestation: Harbinger review snippet What are gamers first impressions of Battlestation: Harbinger
Absolutely. It's basically FTL + Space Pirates and Zombies + somehow relaxing. Also plays nicely with a Steam Controller / Big Picture mode.
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