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Who in their right mind would buy this? Scorpio is going to kill it in power, and it can't even play 4k media! Might as well wait for the inevitable upgrade where Sony puts a proper 4k Blu Ray drive in there.

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@ditronus: If my 840m laptop can run Skyrim significantly better than the PS3 could, I'm sure the PS4 version will be a nice upgrade, too.

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@billzihang: Give me your credit card. I'll pay "homage" to you.

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I wonder if people would be defending Ubisoft if they blatantly stole some art from Naughty Dog and used it in their next AC game? Something tells me... no.

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@timepasser: Ah, I'm just sick of seeing this SJW nonsense in gaming. It doesn't take a smart person to look up statistics, see logical fallacies and point out double standards. Although if I were a wee bit smarter, I would put Gamespot on the same level as Kotaku and Polygon and move on with my life.

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@dani3po: I take it you've been throwing a fit at the multitudes of loin-cloth clad male barbarian type characters in gaming for a while now, then? Or is it only "objectification" if it's a female character?

Like I said earlier, this is the Gamestop review of Dragon's Crown all over again, and just like in that review, they can't help but using scantily clad characters for their banner and thumbnails, despite complaining about the exact same thing.

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Can't wait for this game to hit the PS4.

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@xantufrog: I never said they couldn't rate the game fairly "because one of their former employees worked at the company that made the game", I said it's ironic how thoroughly and obviously GamerGate won the ethics battle, as evidenced by that very disclosure. GS didn't necessarily rate the game wrong at all, and the KvO disclosure and the milquetoast SJW whinging about pixel-bewbs are unrelated in the context of this review, but connected in the larger culture battle going on in gaming between authoritarian regressive ideologues and the average consumer. I was more pointing out the fact that it's absurd to dedicate two out of ten paragraphs of a review to point out what is, to most gamers, a non-issue. It's extraneous to the actual quality of the game, and hence the review. If people want a feminist perspective on video games, go to a specialized site, last I knew, GS catered to the mainstream gamer... at least in theory.

Now, are you done putting words in my mouth?

Edit: What I actually said, since my original post seems to have vanished (funny thing, that) is:

"What an odd review.

They continue the SJW nonsense of pretending that anybody really cares about having sexy women in their games (We don't. There are like about twenty of you who do, you all are just really loud.) At a glance of the game's characters, there are plenty of lean, hunky men adorning the game, albeit less scantily-clad and less prominently, but that's probably due to the fact that the develop (correctly) realizes their audience is primarily male, and caters to that audience. Is it cliche? Sure, but unless you find something inherently wrong with sexuality (being sex-negative feminist or buying into the popular, gender-biased view that sexy women in media are inherently objectified, and that this somehow magically affects real-world attitudes despite a lack of any compelling evidence) there's hardly any reason to bring it up more than a single paragraph evenly describing the aesthetics of the character, much less devoting two paragraphs of an already-short review walking the line of pretending not to care and finger-wagging disapproval.

But... the end of the paragraph also shows another interesting development: A disclosure of possibly conflicting interest. Is there any clearer a sign that GamerGate won the ethics battle, even if puritanical prudes are still trying to shame developers into covering up their pixel women to protect them from the visual ravages of male gamers... an idea so profoundly conservative that it's hard to imagine how anybody advocating this position can't possibly see how this is exactly what a Saudi Arabian Imam or a 1950s stereotypical Christian conservative would approve of?"

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@naryanrobinson:

1/2: Since when is the motherboard, power supply and cooling system part of the GPU? It's what allows you to run a high-end GPU, and it's at least what would need to be replaced on a cheap store-bought PC, at which point, you might as well not even bother. How can you not follow this?

3. You have the buy the same kind of displays no matter whether you go console or PC, and again, since you seem to have trouble with not ignoring or distorting what I actually say, the price is the same either way. This is not hard to understand. And getting a decent monitor now (again, using the example of a 4k set I bought recently for $400) is cheaper in the long run, since you won't have to upgrade it as more 4k media comes out, unlike with a 1080p/1440p monitor/TV.

4. Steam customer service just got an "F" from the BBB. This isn't even objectively debatable.

5. Any x86 tablet with Windows 8/10 will play most older PC games. You can even hook a KB+M up to them. Again, your ignorance of technology is not an excuse. You can get them starting at around $100.

6. This doesn't even make any sense. How is this a logical response to the fact that I play on PC? "We can choose whatever input device we like, and you can't. Just in case you didn't know, that means you lose. Following? Good." What? I play on both consoles and PC. How am I not choosing whatever input device I like on my PC? Some console games work with KB+M (you do know they have USB ports on them, right?) and some PC games work with a controller... although with older games, Direct Input and X-Input differences can cause problems, but some PC controllers have a workaround. I'm going to just assume you know nothing about this, since you have been wrong about everything having to do with input devices from your first post.

7. I was saying that I did not boost admin privileges, so that was a bogus response from an internet know-it-all (who didn't really know anything). I also pointed out this was a problem common with Skyrim. Google search "Skyrim not recognizing video card." You'd know this if you actually read what I typed.

8. Yep. The irrelevant straggler of console gaming, which isn't even competing with the Xbox and PS4, is indeed irrelevant, and not worth worrying about in this discussion. All my PS4 games work fine no matter where they're from, or where I am. If you're going to compare the entire spectrum of consoles, you might as well start complaining about the OUYA, too, or are you saving that for when you need to scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to anti-console rhetoric?

9. Steam refund policy: 14 days after purchase as long as two hours weren't played. Sony refund policy: 14 days after purchase, as long as game wasn't played (unless there are game-breaking issues). Yeah. Big difference there. If you need to promote a GOOD PC gaming company, look at GOG's refund policy: "If, within 30 days after the purchase of your game, you experience technical problems or game-breaking bugs that prevent you from finishing your game, contact our customer support. They will do their best to help you fix the problem and if, at the end of their attempts to solve the problem your game is still not working, we'll give you back your money." GOG > Steam.

I understand that PCs are an open platform, so the bar is much, much higher. But as I've also pointed out, a vast majority of PC gamers do not, in fact, make use of that potential. Again, you seem to think there are millions of PC gamers out there rocking SLI GPUs, multiple 4k monitors playing games at 120fps. That's a fantasy, as the Steam hardware survey itself should have made abundantly clear. In fact, the reason Arkham Knight was essentially pulled off the PC platform is because unless you had an insanely expensive rig, you couldn't run the game even at console levels. So the majority of PC owners - people with mid-range systems - couldn't even run the game properly.

Now, half-read what I said, distort it in your replies, provide no sources, make baseless assertions, hurl petty insults, and keep showing everybody how uninformed you are on the matter.