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frod
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Got burgled at Uni once, they broke into my room, ignored my Playstation, went all the way to the opposite end of our three story house, nicked my biatch ex-girlfriends stereo and fucked off. Best burglary ever.
#2941 at 18:44:32 - 04/12/2014
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We were burgled on Christmas Day one year. Lost my C64, colour telly, disk drive and a stack of games. Burglars completely ignored the speccy though and oddly completely ignored the huge whisky bottle of change (which we later counted out and totalled to about £200!)

Sympathies though mate, it's a horrible thing to go through.
#2942 at 11:07:58 - 05/12/2014
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Our place was burgled two years ago on New Year's Eve when the family was away on vacation. The thieves just stole the brand new television which we had bought one week earlier. They didn't touch anything else.
#2943 at 09:51:30 - 08/12/2014
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peej said:We were burgled on Christmas Day one year. Lost my C64, colour telly, disk drive and a stack of games. Burglars completely ignored the speccy though and oddly completely ignored the huge whisky bottle of change (which we later counted out and totalled to about £200!)

Sympathies though mate, it's a horrible thing to go through.

I bet he has some kind of awesome SPACE SHOES.



#2944 at 10:36:38 - 09/01/2015
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quiet month
#2945 at 22:38:23 - 27/01/2015
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Awful. It gets a bit wearing trying to do everything by yourself.
#2946 at 12:34:51 - 28/01/2015
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Did we lose some threads?

Was just going to post in the "What have you been playing thread" but can't find it anywhere.
#2947 at 19:22:37 - 02/02/2015
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Hmmm I can't see it either!
#2948 at 17:55:57 - 04/02/2015
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-02-04-league-of-legends-tournament-openly-discriminates-against-lgbt-players

I think they worded the restriction horribly but now that they posted a retraction, I can KINDA see what they were worried about.

In their own words... "we have decided to remove these restrictions completely. This means that any player who self-identifies as female will be allowed to participate"

Key point being you merely need to self-identify as female to get into this all-female tournament. In this day and age it's a bit of a delicate topic as to what counts as female, but it's easy enough to say "anyone who identifies as female is female", but when it comes to competitive categories, it's not so easy.

You look at the world's top game players and they're mainly men. So what was to stop a group of men entering the tournament, saying they're female, and winning? It's a rule that doesn't seem necessary until someone takes the mickey.
#2949 at 18:42:21 - 05/02/2015
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I doubt your gender has any effect on your ability to play a game, so it probably doesn't matter.
#2950 at 16:40:08 - 09/02/2015
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But likely a bigger pool of male players from which better players are statistically more likely to emerge
#2951 at 20:33:00 - 09/02/2015
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eurogamer dropped review scores

allaboutthegames should go one further and drop reviews altogether!
#2952 at 11:52:08 - 10/02/2015
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I'll drop you!
#2953 at 12:24:33 - 10/02/2015
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About time, really. Much prefer a simple recommendation system, the notion of scoring seems so archaic nowadays.
#2954 at 12:32:51 - 10/02/2015
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Eurogamer should have gone properly Douglas Adams and used the I Ching calculator. Halo? A brief suffusion of yellow.

Reviews will show 1-5 stars in Google Search and they've got 3 badges, so people still don't have to trouble the text of the reviews...
#2955 at 11:59:01 - 11/02/2015
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They even show the badge on the sidebar now, so you don't even have to click through to see if it has one.
#2956 at 13:23:39 - 11/02/2015
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Seems they're already recommending nearly everything they review, though.

Yes, it's a small pool of reviews to draw conclusions from, but I'm still waiting to see some reviews of games that they say are good, but don't go as far as to recommend.
#2957 at 23:45:57 - 13/02/2015
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This roasting of Peter Molyneux really is something

Obviously the text loses a lot of what is probably friendly tone, but it's still rather heated in terms of the things said. Sensing a fair bit of paranoia from Molyneux, also.

I've never really seen a gaming interview quite like it.
#2958 at 23:48:49 - 13/02/2015
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It's an interesting read but like I said, I never understood why he was venerated to the degree he was in the first place!
#2959 at 12:38:46 - 16/02/2015
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it's a bit sad really. This industry likes to crush people into conformity with budgets and metacritic targets, and this mindset has infected the customers too.

I would much prefer reaching for the stars and not quite getting there to another round of sequel sequels.
#2960 at 13:35:48 - 16/02/2015
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I'd prefer a game over my creature dancing to a CD I stuck in the PC :)
#2961 at 17:07:43 - 16/02/2015
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So, anyone with thread deletion powers around?
#2962 at 14:38:33 - 04/04/2015
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Mm, I'm guessing whatever was causing the problem has been deleted already as the forums looks fairly normal (i.e. Like an apocalyptic wasteland with only slight signs of life) at the moment?
#2963 at 13:00:57 - 07/04/2015
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Yeah. there were like two pages filled with the same spam threads earlier.
#2964 at 18:15:57 - 08/04/2015
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Gah, how do you buy what nobody is selling?

There needs to be a reverse ebay where you request items and people realise there's value to their tat that they didn't ever consider selling, and they can offer it to you.
#2965 at 21:06:06 - 06/09/2015

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