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Push Square reviewer

Male, 36, United Kingdom

Nobel Prize winner, Middle East peace envoy, professional wrestler and liar.

Wed 13th November, 2013

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AlexStinton commented on Review: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlaySt...:

@fchinaski You're right, there's no explicit hatred of women to be found In Duke Nukem 3D, but everything else about him shows the textbook signs of misogyny.

I can conceded that I'm filling in some gaps based on how my own perception of Duke has evolved over the years, but he's such a paper thin, one-dimensional character, I think this is only natural, and makes both our positions valid assessments.

In the review, I'm stating my own feelings towards Duke's persona, I certainly don't think he corrupted the youth back then, or would be able to do so today, but I'm not quite able to make my peace with this aspect of the game, no matter how tame it seems today.

I also don't really see anything wrong with how either you, or @SuperCat feel about it either. I just can't join you on that side of the fence I'm afraid.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlaySt...:

@SuperCat I hope you were shooting for a well put together parody comment, but if not.........

Do you not think his objectification of women, and the fact he talks about them like they're property - "Nobody steals our chicks and lives" - might stem from a teensy bit of hatred? His mother held him too much? Or not enough? You pick.

Anyway, I didn't want to make this the focus of the review as I really like Duke Nukem 3D for the game it is. It's a shame that in the years since the original release, I grew up, and in my eyes Duke Nukem went from being the ultimate anti-hero, to the sort guy who props up the bar and won't stop hitting on anything with a pulse. This isn't Duke Nukem 3D's fault though, It was from a different time, and so was the version of me that found it hilarious.

That said, if we're still attempting to call this parody, then it only succeeds in being the laziest sort. In my books, scattering around some scantily clad women, while stealing lines wholesale from a number of films, falls well short of my bar for a decent parody.

Also, there's no way you can argue after Duke Nukem Forever that developer 3D Realms were ever self aware.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4):

@Bad-MuthaAdebis While the map in reality isn't any bigger than Far Cry 3, it's much more densely packed with things for the player to do, so feels like an improvement.

In terms of Shangri-La, I don't think you could view it's representation in Far Cry 4 as anything other than a myth come to life. Besides, didn't the name originally come from a work of fiction?

In the end of the day if you look far enough back, I'm sure you could find a real life location that might have been the genesis for todays legend, and If that place is anything like in Far Cry 4, then I'm heading there right now so I can reunite with my tiger!



AlexStinton commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@get2sammyb It just feels wrong. The cars drive like you're not connected to the ground and what should feel exhilarating in this sort of game - such as jumping over stuff, is just ..........meh.

This is a change of outlook for me as I thought it was good when I played it EGX, but now I'm seriously concerned. The structure of the game is interesting but when the fundamentals are so wrong it's not looking positive.



AlexStinton commented on Furniture Review: Sitting Comfortably on a Sum...:

@sinalefa I made sure it was The Last of Us in the pictures, just for you. ; )

@Dazza My living room always looking like that. I can categorically deny any claims that more time was spent tidying up, than taking the pictures.

@Boerewors Well, if you're going to test a bean bag properly, you have to bring the big man out. I'm literally twice the person anyone else is.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Ace Combat: Infinity (PlayStation 3):

@Verenti Interesting, if there are differences they must be really subtle as I was running the same paths through stages, hitting what appeared to be the same targets each time. While the value could well have changed I certainly came away with the strong impression that what I was seeing was the same. I'll have to go back and have a look again.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Rayman Legends (PlayStation 4):

@craigun From what I've seen elsewhere there's virtually no difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions. The graphics, while looking fantastic are not exactly taxing to even the last-gen systems.

In terms of difficulty it's not the hardest game if you stick to the main levels but start having a go at the timed invasion levels and that's a different story.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Zombeer (PlayStation Network):

@Swiket I don't know what you're talking about, only true gamers invert!

On a serious note I can play either way but I prefer inverted. The fact the option is missing from Zombeer illustrates one of many things missing from the game that anyone would expect to find.

To see how a downloadable FPS can be done right everyone should play Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.