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  • rxb - April 27, 2014 12:50 p.m.

    Thanks for 'Welcome to Die', good article Lorenzo.
  • Otocyon - April 26, 2014 3:42 p.m.

    Quick correction abut Hepler here. The fans didn't attack her for "introducing LGBT characters" but for having really, really bad writing and destroying fan favourites. There were already LGBT characters in DA. Also, her original statement about not enjoying cutscenes was "The biggest objection is usually that skipping the fight scenes would make the game so much shorter, but to me, that's the biggest perk. If you're a woman, especially a mother, with dinner to prepare, kids' homework to help with, and a lot of other demands on your time, you don't need a game to be 100 hours long to hold your interest — especially if those 100 hours are primarily doing things you don't enjoy. A fast forward button would give all players — not just women — the same options that we have with books or DVDs — to skim past the parts we don't like and savor the ones we do." not just that she didn't like the combat segments. Please don't misinform your readers. I know this site is a lot better than this.
  • angelusdlion - April 26, 2014 5:36 p.m.

    Yes, because that excuses death threats? No fiction should EVER result in death threats no matter how bad. Period, full stop.
  • GuyWithHat - April 26, 2014 7:04 p.m.

    You might want to reread that comment, because he didn't make mention that her actions or attitude warranted death threats or anything of the sort. Merely pointing out inaccuracies in an article shouldn't result in hostility, and while you may have the right to express your opinions (ones which, might I add, I imagine we all agree with), skating over the main point and attempting to downplay it is seriously bad form.
  • mothbanquet - April 26, 2014 2:16 a.m.

    Hepler may have turned Anders from a great character into a horrible one but seriously?! Some very strange people in this world.
  • db1331 - April 25, 2014 1:37 p.m.

    You never, ever, EVER, threaten someone's kids. People who don't have kids have no idea how much you could possibly love someone. Having a kid is a game\life\world\perspective changer. You can get away with that shit thanks to the anonymity of the internet, but I seriously recommend you don't try it in person, lest you be the one who winds up dead.
  • Vonter - April 25, 2014 10:55 a.m.

    Next on Gamesradar, game figures gamers want fired.
  • Rhymenocerous - April 25, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    Absolutely Appalling. (The behaviour, not the article)
  • Endorphinated25x - April 25, 2014 10:25 a.m.

    I always thought that the change in hair was a symbol for everything that's wrong with rebooting such a great franchise. As much as I liked the reboot I'd rather have a real DMC5.
  • FOZ - April 25, 2014 9:32 a.m.

    Again with the Dante hair thing? That was never even the criticism. The first criticism was that he looked like a meth addict, which he did. And that was what, 3 years ago? At the first teaser trailer? There are still people who honestly think that fans criticized new Dante because his hair was the wrong color? No, they criticized him because he's what a 14 year-old thinks is cool. He swears, he wears a long jacket (that unfortunately makes him look more like a vagrant than the original Dante, whose coat is also admittedly really silly), he talks shit, he DOESN'T WANNA RELY ON NOBODY ELSE. As far out as the threats got, the "white hair" strawman is always tiresome. Considering people have real criticisms of the game, such as the mediocre boss fights, questionable writing, being really easy, whatever. Those still wouldn't be worth death threats, nothing would be, but it's still not about hair color.
  • bedelicious - April 25, 2014 2:06 p.m.

    Indeed, I don't know whether they are trying to keep the fan base riled or still attempting to guild-trip it into thinking they have no right to hate the game. But we are not forgetting any time soon why we didn't like DmC and keeping the flames burning will hardly do it any favors. As for the article. Death threats can never be excused. Too bad the Internet is the perfect place for all kinds of idiots to express their opinion in the most moronic ways. Still, we shouldn't forget that those are just a few people and they shouldn't be taken as a reflection of the entire fanbase.
  • ObliqueZombie - April 25, 2014 9:45 p.m.

    You're fueling DmC fan stereotypes, friend.
  • pl4y4h - April 25, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    This is a classic case of kids needing to go play outside
  • Firepunch - April 25, 2014 4:22 a.m.

    Ok, we get it, gamers are disgusting, pig headed, revolting, bratty, sexist, racist children. That was established years ago when the internet gave everyone a free mask to wear that allowed people to act like "Cool guys" and not get in trouble. How about for a change in pace let's look at developers who act like total pricks. Conveniently one of them is on this list, Tameem. Now I don't want to go on about why Tameem is a jerk and I never condone people threatening to kill other people over video games but that doesn't excuse what Tameem has done to spite the DMC community. Here are some vids showing how much of a jerk Tameem is. 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IphhAGqulgQ&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO_ORriq0bw&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY2Vqg9Hlvg&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnMmzREn7bQ&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz 4.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQWOe1gtYng&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVlUG3t0QE&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cmCl8DYJXo&list=PLr0B9XltwaGhKK_0oNS4cwk8MGx4cqntz However I know time is valuable so here is some highlights 1. Says original design is not cool 2. Over blows criticism of his game 3. And my personal favorite, taking a beloved and well known character and photoshopping him into scenes from broke back mountain. This pisses me off the most because not only is it something an immature teenager would think is a witty comeback but it also establishes that being gay is an insult or makes you less of a man. TLDR gamers can be dicks but so can developers.
  • bedelicious - April 25, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    And let's not forget, game journalists can also be total imbeciles xD If someone was to highlight all the moronic ways they acted to defend DmC, the list will be longer than the other two together.
  • Firepunch - April 26, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    Yeah there are some game journalist who you look at and go "Why did you write that FACEPALM" but there are good game journalists out therewho give a damn about their work and what they say but when bad writers start speaking out that what tends to stick in our memories.
  • bedelicious - April 26, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    You're right. There are of course many good game journalists who do their job really well. The bad ones really do stick out, especially in a profession where remaining as neutral and objective as possible is key.
  • GOD - April 25, 2014 8:33 p.m.

    Hmmmmm..... "Now I don't want to go on about why Tameem is a jerk ... Here are some vids showing how much of a jerk Tameem is." Let's just say no one is perfect and leave it at that. Threatening people is wrong on many levels.
  • Firepunch - April 26, 2014 9:19 a.m.

    Firstly yeah I could have written that better. What i should have said was Ï am to lazy to look for all the instances of Tameem being a jerk when this guy has 6 videos on it and probably puts it way more better than me." Second, I agree with your opinions on death threats since i never view them as warranted and despise them even if done for a joke ( Unless the joke is funny since most people are like "Go kill yourself"and then when people respond to him he's all like I was joking). Finally, yes not everyone is perfect but for every develepor like Tameem who degrade their fanbase, there are people who love their fans like CD Projekt Red and some indie devs. It's the same for gamers, for every gamer who sends a death threat there are those who accumulate large sums of money for charities. I honestly believe the good balances out the bad in most cases we just tend to forget that because we as humans love conflict and getting involved in conflict. It's been our nature from the beginning.
  • jason-m-riffe - April 25, 2014 1:25 a.m.

    And that b!+(h from bioware worked for mythic before mark sold their souls to EA to make warhammer and she almost killed all of the mythic realms and daoc games with her opinions I say god riddance

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