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The good, the bad and the ugly of the last week – 21 June 2013

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Another week, – another weekly roundup!

Best Story

Best story is a simple one this week with Microsoft really underestimating the hatred their DRM plans would cause and then finally doing that massive U-Turn so that we can always enjoy the Xbox One.

Worst Story

It’s actually been a stellar week for gaming so this was a hard call but in the end the pop culture loss of Futurama takes it as our worst story.

Best ION Header

Petra-Cubonova

It’s been a while since we had a sporty ION so this week I’m giving ION header of the week to Petra Cubonova.

Most Comments

Most comments this week goes to Darryn and his Cliff Bleszinski hating on the Microsoft U-turn. To be fair it’s an easy win when someone high profile goes against the popular mass opinion.

Least Comments

And this week Zoe’s aspirations of being the first female Batman have been dashed, not only did she not make it to the top of the leaderboard but she also received the least comments for her article on StarCraft 2 and the MLG not being friends

But to make me feel better Darryn had the next 5 lowest articles.. which makes this next announcement even more painful.

Batman of the Week

It kills me to reveal that Darryn has won Batman this week by posting this ridiculous Pokemon story that went nuclear. Losing out on Batman is hard to handle, losing out to Darryn is even worse but now losing out to Darryn because of Pokemon is more than I can handle.

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[SNEAK EDIT BY DARRYN!] I truly am the Bane of Gavin’s life. Which reminds me, I wanted to post this as a response to my totally awesome winning nature this week…

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Best Header Image

Geoff just has that ability.. I love this header

Comment of the Week

Unfortunately we don’t have a nice comment of the week this week and have rather chosen this one to highlight.

“I think Lazygamer sucks!!! I am sorry to say, but it seems that they only care for a few!!! Got referred here by a friend, but see if you are not part of the click, your word means nothing…. So Lazygamer, your editors (if you have any), your staff and the click, can go F&#( themselves.

Useless Biased site!”

I’ve posted before about being nice to the new people and I know it’s an impossible plea to expect everyone to be nice and open on a website but as you can see its raised its head again. Now this time however I’m more on the community side.

We’ve got a flag system available for comments that feel inappropriate or you can contact me on twitter or even email me (gavin@lazygamer.net) if you feel people are being abusive.

So if you have an issue raise it or join in, insults don’t work… also it’s clique.. but I’m really not one to talk about spelling mistakes.

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Last Updated: June 21, 2013

119 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    June 21, 2013 at 12:37

    Why is it that the good, bad and ugly usually takes up half of the front page?

    Have a good one people.

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    • Ryanza

      June 21, 2013 at 12:42

      Lazygamer being bisaed to themselves again.

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      • Ryanza

        June 21, 2013 at 12:43

        and i go and spell the word wrong. can’t edit. fuck you friday.

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        • Lord Chaos

          June 21, 2013 at 12:47

          At least we all know what you meant.

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 21, 2013 at 12:49

          Hahahaha. Sorry man. Better luck next time 😉 #trollol

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        • Gavin Mannion

          June 21, 2013 at 12:54

          Register an account and then you can edit :)… I use my twitter handle for ease of use

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          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 12:57

            That leads to people ‘knowing’ who you are though!

          • Lord Chaos

            June 21, 2013 at 13:01

            The NSA already does, might as well jump in

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 13:10

            John Crawford from Hampton court, 25 Little Bottom Avenue, I don’t know what you are talking about…

          • John Ambitious

            June 21, 2013 at 13:23

            Oooh, scary

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 13:27

            Hehehe, SILENCE! Lucy Lucious Lips from Amsterdam!

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 21, 2013 at 12:42

      I blame Darryn and his sneaky edit. 😉

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  2. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 21, 2013 at 12:37

    FRRRRRRRRIDAYYYYYYYY!!!!

    Also, afternoon off.

    As for the bile and insults, STAY AWAY man, just stay away.

    As for the nice comments and the awesome community, you guys rock!

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 21, 2013 at 12:39

      Did I mention I have this awesome youtube video that also mentions Friday?! I can send it to you if you want?!

      Reply

  3. Rinceyouropinion

    June 21, 2013 at 12:38

    Sad to see the comment of the week. That being said, I have seen some rather obvious trolling going on where the community does respond not in kind, and if these are the people who are saying things like ‘Lazygamer sucks’ they can go to hell. If not, and it was just someone voicing opinion, it is a shame.

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  4. Rinceyouropinion

    June 21, 2013 at 12:39

    Sad to see the comment of the week. That being said, I have seen some rather obvious trolling going on where the community does respond not in kind, and if these are the people who are saying things like ‘Lazygamer sucks’ they can go to hell. If not, and it was just someone voicing opinion, it is a shame. Edit. Opps, internet brain fart led to double post.

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    • CaptainNemo42

      June 21, 2013 at 12:46

      I would actually like to see some context. I did not see that comment. Also there are some seriously obvious trolls out there, but you will get that everywhere.

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      • Gavin Mannion

        June 21, 2013 at 12:53

        The comment I posted wasn’t in reply to anyone.. I don’t know what caused it

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 21, 2013 at 12:58

          It’s the competition man. I BET you if you saw the person who left that they have a lot of hair. Like A LOT of hair, and probably growls too…

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        • CaptainNemo42

          June 21, 2013 at 13:00

          Can you at least tell me which article it was? An extra hit (wink wink)

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        • OVG

          June 21, 2013 at 13:10

          Microsoft blues baby.

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          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 13:13

            You mean Foxhound?! I was worried!

        • HvR

          June 21, 2013 at 14:27

          I’ve looked back at the comment and his other comments, it seems he posted questions and queries and was expecting answers from LG staff and writers and aimed that comment to you and Geoff.

          You should maybe make him aware of other communication channels like WeChat if he wants to direct comments to LG staff.

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    • HvR

      June 21, 2013 at 13:53

      I’m actually a bit confused by the comment, except for the troll things got a lot better after Gavin’s plea and die groot Wors’s anti-CoD ban hammering (my head still hurts).

      Most “insults” and trolling are directed at Corporate big heads (because they deserve it) and between Lazygamer regulars.

      If you say something I do not agree with I will respond with my own opinion and usually substantiated it with a few facts with no personal insults and if I agree you get an upvote.

      I feel the majority of the Lazygamer community functions the same way.

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 21, 2013 at 13:57

        Agreed. But there are those out there that take pleasure in rocking the boat. It’s one thing to mess about with each other (if you are familiar with the person) but to be a complete stranger, and then initiate an attack ON a regular is asking for a world of pain. We stick together brother! And yes, LG is the ‘softest’ forum site out there. And I fear it has something to do with *tries posting Wors’s Hammer but is told copyright restricted by the almighty 10k+ comment Admiral!

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    • Aussious

      June 21, 2013 at 14:24

      I thought it was very juvenile, throwing all your toys out the court to get attention.I mean it was one of those discussions that had over a 100 comments if remember, to expect LG staff to respond to all would just be insane, LG is actually one of the few gaming sites that the staff actually partake in the discussions regularly I mean have you seen the comments sections over at Gamespot, IGN and the likes lately? Which is why I have called LG home for over two years now!

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      • Lord Chaos

        June 21, 2013 at 14:26

        Spare the rod…

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 21, 2013 at 14:34

          Yes. I like that. And I agree. Most sites don’t comment on such long threads, and if they do they are few and far between.

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          • Lord Chaos

            June 21, 2013 at 14:38

            And there’s no way everyone reads all the comments. Unless it’s Friday, and you’re counting down the minutes to go home.

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 14:44

            That’s what I’m doing now. Is it me or has time slowed since around 1230?

          • Lord Chaos

            June 21, 2013 at 14:50

            Usually does on a Friday.

  5. Spathi

    June 21, 2013 at 12:42

    Dis Vrydag, kom ons duik!!!

    Whooot, end of an all-round good week. Well done MS for realising your mistake, well done Bethesda for sticking to your guns, well done Darryn with your sneaky sneaky ways, well done Big Chief Admiral Wors on your 10 000 posts, well done Naughty Dog for the game that is The Last of Us, showing the world that a new IP can even outsell major blockbuster movies, well done Yolande on being a mom, and last, but not least, well done to Lazygamer for taking it serious not to take yourselves too serious.

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 21, 2013 at 12:44

    If I can just jump on the bandwagon here. I generally keep quiet about things such as cliques and whether people fit in or not. But a lot of the angry comments have revolved around “Oh people don’t want to take your opinion serious” or “When you comment people go against what you said”

    Well guess what, people have opinions. Sorry if that opinion doesn’t match what you feel. You want to have debates and be able to have a proper back and forth going but the moment someone makes a standing statement (whether they are wrong or right) then suddenly the community is attacking? Sorry no. Idon;t buy it. Respond. Start the debate there! Get involved. Say why you don’t agree instead of hiding behind the dislike button.

    Yes there are cliques, just like any other social environment. Next time you have a braai look around you. There are cliques. People band together with people they enjoy conversing most with. If you approach them with the intention of good natured banter and a WANT to have good debates even if others don’t agree with you then you will be let in to that clique. It’s part of human nature and that same nature is carried over to online forums.

    If you feel that a comment has been unfairly made and is more harsh than you think then say so! If someone had to tell me that my comment is uncalled for and too harsh then I will apologise and try to bring my point across in a nicer way. Yes initial reactions might be defensive but all of us here are here for the same reason. To have a medium to voice our opinions.

    I am not saying that you should just #dealwithit but I am saying speak up to the people you feel are being unfair. Don’t attack and they won’t attack back. I am sure that 99% if not 100% of this community would be more than willing to accept that they may have been too harsh or nasty and will be able to move on from there with a bit more caution of how they word things.

    And if you are commenting and your comments are being overlooked then start to comment ON other comments. So that people can see there is a new person around so that we can engage in conversation. No one here is out to ignore new commentors and it actually hurts all our feelings when we are made out to be cruel, nasty individuals who want to ignore anyone who isn’t in our “clique”

    /rant

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    • Spathi

      June 21, 2013 at 12:46

      I think your comment is uncalled for. Makes far too much sense, and is too well worded for a Friday. Well done.

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 21, 2013 at 12:46

        Agreed, let’s kick him on the head! *I MEAN IT

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 21, 2013 at 12:48

          Lol, you guys make me laugh 🙂 @disqus_5DuwwpFN25:disqus

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      • Unavengedavo

        June 21, 2013 at 13:34

        TL;DR 😛

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 21, 2013 at 14:35

        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 21, 2013 at 14:36

          WTF?!0-O YOU tried to BORROW the BAN HAMMER. How are you even still with us brother?

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 21, 2013 at 14:38

            Erwn must have been in a good mood 😛

          • Unavengedavo

            June 21, 2013 at 15:00

            I did not try to borrow it… I succeeded! The reason I am here is simple, I followed these simple steps:

            Edit: from 22 seconds onward

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 15:03

            Mmm, not sure if trolling Rince after the Rebecca Black incident earlier… *clicks anyway…

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 21, 2013 at 15:08

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!100 internet points and a shot of my whisky man!

          • Unavengedavo

            June 21, 2013 at 15:15

            Why thank you good sir… ?_??

    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 21, 2013 at 12:48

      Stop making logical sense damn you! My brain hurts!

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    • Lord Chaos

      June 21, 2013 at 12:49

      tldr ;P

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      • Spathi

        June 21, 2013 at 12:52

        Hahhaha, made me genuinely laugh out loud! An excellent contextual joke.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 21, 2013 at 12:52

        Hahaha. Thanx Chaos. Was half expecting @Erwin_Kempff:disqus to be the first tl;dr on my post 😉

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 21, 2013 at 13:13

      GROUP HUG

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 21, 2013 at 14:06

      TL;DR

      Hahaha, I troll!!!

      LC, good buddy, you have hit the friggin nail on the friggin head there. I have only one thing to say to your rant:

      “THIS”

      oh and:

      [Admiral Chief Stamp of Approval]

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      • Unavengedavo

        June 21, 2013 at 14:17

        Again with the stamp :O So teen die voor kop? 😛

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  7. Captain Minion TallTwit

    June 21, 2013 at 12:50

    I am not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the topic of gaming (I have played my fair share thou), but I thoroughly enjoy this website, and feel at home with the other people who comment on here.
    Group hug, and on that note, time to get lunch…

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    • Spathi

      June 21, 2013 at 12:51

      He has lunch money to take guys, GET HIM!!!

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      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        June 21, 2013 at 12:52

        Oh dawg…

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 21, 2013 at 12:54

        RAWWWR!

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 21, 2013 at 12:52

      Well now i’m hungry.

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      • John Ambitious

        June 21, 2013 at 13:31

        I’m eating Chinese right now and I really can’t figure out what meat they put in here. It’s a bit concerning

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 21, 2013 at 12:53

      I salute you, and offer some of my recently acquired/won whisky sir!

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      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        June 21, 2013 at 12:54

        😀

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 21, 2013 at 12:55

      That image is killing me… also I’m now starving

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 21, 2013 at 12:56

      Really laughing out loud at that image! Hahaha! Well played. Also… Mmmmmm bacon! #Nomnomnom

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    • Andre116

      June 21, 2013 at 13:42

      And my sandwich I made with butter and jam this morning does not seem that appealing anymore.

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  8. JHN

    June 21, 2013 at 12:52

    so sad

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  9. JHN

    June 21, 2013 at 12:58

    🙂

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  10. Ryanza

    June 21, 2013 at 13:06

    I just make my gaming related comments, my anti-DRM comments, my anti-COD comments, and then i get the fuck out. It’s not important who likes or dislikes your comments, so long as you have something to say.

    Your point of view, concerning anything, is important, it makes us human, having so many different points of view.

    It’s Friday and I forgot what i was saying. I’ll end off by saying, the only thing I want from Lazygamer is more damn news.

    I remember the days when no1 used to comment and now we complaining about people commenting to much.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 21, 2013 at 13:09

      hear hear!

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 21, 2013 at 13:18

      What do you have against Cod? It’s an important part of fish & chips.

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      • Lord Chaos

        June 21, 2013 at 13:26

        It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

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        • Spathi

          June 21, 2013 at 13:33

          The fish has AI now, not so easy anymore!

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          • Lord Chaos

            June 21, 2013 at 13:34

            Guess I’ll just have to use some good ‘ol fashioned TNT then.

          • John Ambitious

            June 21, 2013 at 13:35

            Fancy fish is still fish

      • Ryanza

        June 21, 2013 at 13:32

        The problem with Cod is that it’s only one kind of fish. I am waiting for Activision to take the Cod and feed it to a shark, and then sell us the shark with some tar tar sauce.

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  11. OVG

    June 21, 2013 at 13:24

    You all suck click :p

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 21, 2013 at 13:25

      What you did there, I see

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    • Skyblue

      June 21, 2013 at 13:25

      Seconded

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    • TechniKyle

      June 21, 2013 at 13:27

      How does one suck a click?

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      • OVG

        June 21, 2013 at 13:28

        Speak Xhosa

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    • Lord Chaos

      June 21, 2013 at 13:27

      Oh look, the bird.

      I’m sorry, it just does that sometimes. 😛

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    • Edwin le Roux

      June 21, 2013 at 13:27

      lol

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      June 21, 2013 at 13:35

      lol! I don’t see any clicks… I was accepted, if only partially, when I joined LG 😛

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      • OVG

        June 21, 2013 at 13:37

        That’s because everybody loves Vampire Squirrels.

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  12. Edwin le Roux

    June 21, 2013 at 13:26

    Random Comment 553432: Best music to end a Friday, Sabaton.
    🙂 O Yeah

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  13. Gareth L

    June 21, 2013 at 13:56

    So much in this round-up article just struck my funny bone. Brilliant stuff, guys. If there was ever a need for a reminder why we come here day after day, this is it! We’re not a clique, we’re a faceless company of lazy gamers.

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 21, 2013 at 14:19

      I’m not lazy, I’m economical :/

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  14. HvR

    June 21, 2013 at 14:18

    @Gavin and Geoff

    I’ve actually went back to find the post to get some context and reading his posts before and after the comment in question, I think we (“the community”) are in the clear here and that the comment was actually aimed at Gavin and Geoff and other LG personnel for not replying on questions and posts of non-regular posters.

    For anybody else with the problem try directing the comment (reply on on for the target person comment is probably best), mailing, twitter or WeChat. Even better ask them for an article on the subject, I always enjoy more technical articles.

    If I see a comment (i rarely read all 100+ comments) and I can give input and I have time I will give it (as most of the other commentators will do out of my own experience).

    Reply

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