In Other News – 14 January 2014

Helga Lovekaty

I’ve been thinking, that 2014 is the year for self-improvement. While that means wanting to lynch myself whenever people start talking about carb intakes, it also means learning a new set of skills. But which skills? Harmonica virtuoso? Becoming a rodeo champ? Date an actual person? Hell if I know, but there has to be something that I can do to improve on…highly specialised perfection.

In Other News: Dead or Alive this new fighter is coming with me, Noah survives another flood, Road Redemption is explosive and HADOKEN!

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because I was too busy learning how to knit.

News

New fighter joins Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate on consoles
Rhythm Thief back on iOS app store
Outlast is the next free PS Plus game for PS4 owners
Super 3D Noah’s Ark is getting a reprint
Gran Turismo 6 sold around 300 000 units in US during December
GTA Online update targets cash progression exploits
Road Redemption gets new footage
The Last of Us Left Behind DLC will show a more playful side to Ellie

Stuff

Hadoken: why this mashup of sci-fi and martial arts is far more than a signature move
Inside one of the world’s biggest game companies
Why we should be more confident talking about games we haven’t played
When east meets west on an acid trip

Videos

Nidhogg – En garde gameplay
Chronology – Steam greenlight trailer
Science of games – The nanosuit makes the man

What’s on at The Movies

By the crimson bands of Tim Burton, is Johnny Depp the next sorceror supreme in Doctor Strange?
Forget about The Expendables, say hello to the B-Team!
The Gotham TV series will be another Batman origin tale
Roll for initiative! 20th Century Fox taps Magic: The Gathering for a feature film
This new trailer for The Muppets: Most Wanted is an outrage!
It’s official! Marvel casts Michael Douglas as Ant-Man! No, the other Ant-Man

Model: Helga Lovekaty

Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

Don't stop now.... you're having a good time


  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    artsy

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    ” Date an actual person?”

    I think this is your year Darryl, UNLOCK THAT ELUSIVE ACHIEVEMENT!!!

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Onse hond! Now THAT is what I call ART! *starts Google search on LTE enabled phone*

  • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

    and lazygamer continues to set sexual equality back by thousands of years with its ongoing use of naked women.

    way to not reinforce to the stereotype that gamers are just awkward nerds who think women should be objectified and that girl gamers are a curiosity that should be singled out for their mere existence.

    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      They once in a while have “testosterone” days for the ladies and those who appreciate such things.

      • Hammersteyn

        Except that one time when Darryn posed, no testosterone there.

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          boooooooooooooooooom

      • SheHulkNigri

        Yup, cause all us man gamers are hunks that HAS to be objectified!

    • Hammersteyn

      What does a avatar with balls on his chin say? You could send them a mail and raise the issue I’m sure they will take it to heart. the ION header is sort of a tradition now a days, it’s the end of the day kinda thing. Plus it’s not always ladies.

      • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

        That’s like saying “It’s okay, I’m not a deplorable human EVERY day, just some days!”. A terrible justification for blatant sexism.

        Gaming is one industry where it’s still rife and things like this don’t help. Sure, there are the female readers who endure it and say it’s fine, but ultimately they’re just fitting in with the boys’ club. And those who’re disgusted have resigned themselves to the fact that it is just a male site that won’t have the time for those who want to air their grievances.

        At the end of the day, it’s unnecessary for Lazygamer to use the oh-so-80s “sex sells” approach when it is very clearly a decent media outlet that doesn’t need to resort to cheap trash like this.

        By the way, I have balls FOR a chin, not on my chin.

        • Hammersteyn

          I reiterate, send an email. Will take less effort than raging on the comments section. Sorry I didn’t know you didn’t have a chin.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            ignoring a private email
            vs
            ignoring a public complaint

            round 1

            fight

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            So you have tried an email and ignored you? Or did you just not bother? Enlighten us o ball-chinian!

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            what if others have emailed and complained, only to have their concerns brushed aside? do you know about those complaints? no? oh.

            versus me calling them out right here in public, where it can’t be denied that it was ever brought up, and creating discussion around the subject.

            bonus: my public comment serves exactly the same purpose as an email complaint, but has a larger audience.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            So that is a resounding “no” then. Ok, thought so. BTW, I take offense to you having a picture of testicles as a chin. It is in bad taste. There, I put it in the public domain. I expect you to act on my complaint since it is out on a public domain.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            unfortunately for you and your obtuse logic, i’m not a public figure, body, or corporation that has to set examples for a community that it influences.

            your uncle piet from a plot in brakpan saying “bloody black people”? that’s just him being uncle piet.

            mayor piet of a major city saying “bloody black people”? well that’s going to affect his approval ratings, job security, and it just sets a bad example.

            see the difference? i can have a funny comic troll as a picture to hide my real face. you can complain, but i don’t have to please you.

            lazygamer, as a modern media outlet that should be progressive and insightful, shouldn’t be hiding behind naked women. and ignoring the need is going to harm it in the long run.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            But if oom Piet says “bloody black people” on a public site such as LG, Twitter or FB – is there then nothing wrong with it because he is not a public person?

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            he’ll get lynched, but it’s still freedom of speech – albeit in bad taste.
            but, again, if a personality does it they’ll be taken to task on their opinions by the greater public.

            piet the citizen gets called an idiot, the end. maybe some trashy rag writes an article.

            piet the public servant has a lot to lose because… saying things like that is just not the way it’s done these days. he can stick to his point of view by lose massive favour.

            lets leave innocent hypothetical piet out of this and bring it back to lazygamer:

            it can continue to do as it pleases, posting naked women, objectifying females, and hold generally antiquated worldviews. and it’ll suffer as a result. remember, this is no longer some guy’s gaming blog, where his dumb opinions can be ignored because only 10 people read it.

            this is an accredited media outlet with an international audience and legitimate business interests. there are companies out there that have to adhere to certain guidelines when doing business, and you can bet your ass that “not advertising on a site that has naked women” is one of them.

            not only that, but the mindset that comes with it. some media buyer out there is probably looking at the content of the site and she might think that she doesn’t agree with their views (or lack thereof) when it comes to things like this. and that’s going to hurt the ol’ wallet.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            So, in short, you are a hypocrite looking for attention. Ok, got it. Enjoy your day.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            sorry that i ruined your afternoon wank by making you type one-handed replies in between scrolling back to the top of the page.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            Hypocrisy – double check.
            Immaturity – check.

          • Sageville

            Twat

          • Biza-B

            If you don’t like the pic then stop whining like an attention seeking little biatch. jeez!! I love this site and i always read the latest game gossip. I post occasionally, not as much as I would like but if i see something i don’t like, i move along. i don’t complain. So get over yourself señor ballbag.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            “damnit mandela, if you don’t like apartheid then just stop moaning” – the literal logic of internet poster biza-b, in the year of our lord 2014

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            Wow, comparing your ION issues with Apartheid.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            yes, that’s exactly what i did.
            it totally wasn’t an analogy. no sir.

          • Anon A Mouse

            Since when do you have to look at other people / websites to set your own moral guidelines? Why do you have to wait for other people to set examples for you to follow? Why don’t you just do things that you find to be morally correct and stop judging what other people do?

            I can’t see how one pic a day will do them more harm than when they ridicule Christianity or show the MSSA for what they are. Sometimes people are way to PC. Just because you are an individual also doesn’t excuse you from keeping the moral high ground in all situations or you are just a plain hypocrite. That means that if you feel that the ION is objectifying women then your testicle chin is showing that you are all for nudity and porn.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            a few rambling questions that have no direction and insinuate that i’m doing something i’m not.
            followed by actually justifying one type of moral reprehensibility with two other kinds.

            ending with a non-sequitur conclusion.

            let me guess: you weren’t one of the 80% who passed matric this year.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            ” insinuate that i’m doing something i’m not.” – really? After your “sorry that i ruined your afternoon wank by making you type one-handed replies in between scrolling back to the top of the page” comment to me? Really? Hypocrisy triple check!

          • Hammersteyn

            what if, sounds like speculation.

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            yes, it is speculation, but so is the assumption that my email would somehow be more effective than this public forum.

          • Hammersteyn

            Well we won’t know if you haven’t tried will we?

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            ok i will email them a link to this comment thread.

          • Johan du Preez

            you have some serious mental issues …

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            I didn’t get an email?

            Also please note I have absolutely no problem with you bringing up your complains in the comments. We respect freedom of speech and your right to complain.. I responded to your complaint above

          • Johan du Preez

            That’s your assumption that your email wont be more effective. Your public rant just makes you a dickhead with a testicle chin its that simple. The header wont be removed because you bitch on a discussion thread.

            Let me guess you are the one of 70% of people that passed matric by 30% this year.

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            Just by the way… The LG staff are not the kind of people to take complaints lightly, they want to give everyone the best experience possible on their site… so send them an email, or they’ll just see this as trolling.

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            I never ignore emails… We’ve had this discussion so often and unfortunately for you we do not see this as setting women back. We love and respect women and we also honour their right to enjoy their bodies and be models if they so wish.

            Being sexy doesn’t make you less or more of a person it’s just another trait. It’s disgusting that people immediately think less of someone or believe they are being abused for simply being proud of the body they’ve worked so hard to achieve.

          • KingKappie

            I wish there was a +1000 up vote button

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            uh the issue isn’t whether or not we think she’s attractive. the issue is lazygamer objectifying women to get page hits. the link to gaming in the title image is not even tenuous – it’s non-existent.

            also see: every LAD MAG out on the shelves.

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            We get very very very few hits on the ION. So your argument there is invalid.

            We post these to wrap up the day and we use sexy pictures because we like them and we know the people doing them are either prodessional modeals, local models trying to break into the industry or cosplayers.

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            I should clarify.. we get very few compared to what the real traffic drivers get…

        • Johan du Preez

          Says the retard with a testicle avatar…. so the balls on your chin makes you a dickhead right ?

          • Brian Murphy

            So he basically has two sets of genitalia that are ineffectual. ;)

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’m going to assume he’s raising awareness for testicular cancer. It’s an important issue. We should all thank him.

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

    • SheHulkNigri

      Hey, we are nerds that love to see a gorgeous woman at the end of the day and OMG is that Johnny Depp looking at me seductively from the side there????

      • SheHulkNigri

        The side. There

        • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

          disqus lets you edit comments

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          You know what this pic makes me want to do – OBJECTIFY MEN. Oh no, I’m just a piece of meat :(

    • Weanerdog

      Not sure if asking for equal number of guy IONs or remarking of the fact that there are models who are happy to expose their bodies and that people like looking at them?

      • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

        no, I’m questioning whether it’s necessary at all. well? is it?

        also, attempting to turn the argument around with “the models are happy to expose themselves!!!” is ridiculous.

        by the same reasoning you should be fine with slavery, abortion, drugs, prostitution, etc. because, hey, there are people willing to do those things so it’s a-okay that they exist and should have to be outlets.

        stop making a market where women need to be objectified and the supply will slowly dwindle. also you’ll end up fostering a better community of people who don’t pester girls on xbox live with “OMG U R A GIRL ARE YOU HOT LOL SHOW US YOUR TITS” (or any of the comments in here with guys gawping over the girl in the photo)

        • Johan du Preez

          No one cares we are sexists and proud of it now fuck of and stick to your gay porn….

          Ever went to car shows or do you just ignore that, ever watch tv and the sexist adds im sure you didn’t write to the SABC because they will ignore you.

          The problem is sexists advertising was there long before gaming and will be there long after gaming. Gaming is hardly the cause or it or the cause for it being common in every industry on the planet.

          And yes most of the readers is male and we enjoy the half naked ladies in the header and besides there is half naked males around as well now and then on the headers. But hey thats fine cause you are into gay porn.

          Cheers hope the door hits you on your way out.

          You know nothing Jon Snow …

          • http://www.letsgethighandmarrygaypeople.com/ Gregory S. Balchin

            haha holy shit this guy is like a prize find on a hunt for “the typical south african gamer male”.

            - doesn’t care about sexism
            - displays outright bigotry and homophobia
            - thinks watching gay porn is an insult
            - is happy to justify the existence of sexism
            - quotes game of thrones

            i know in your head you think you “totally nailed it” and “owned that noob” and that’s pretty much the opposite of what just happened.

          • Tauriq Moosa

            >> “sexists and proud of it”

            Who is we? You’re ok with subscribing to “unfair treatment of people because of their sex” (Merriam-Webster’s definition of sexism)? I’m not sure how many here would support you in that.

            Nothing wrong with admiring women and being attracted to them. But you can do that without treating them unfairly. I’m confused why you’d subscribe to such an awful label.

            Also just because someone’s gay or likes looking at gay porn doesn’t mean he’s wrong about objectification of women.

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            Oh dear the days not going to end well when I find myself agreeing with a Tauriq comment :)

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            days or day’s?

          • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

            shuddup

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            I feel offended by that, I would like to complain ;)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Send them a strongly worded letter!

          • Tauriq Moosa

            Ha!

          • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            I would say I’m not sexist. I do appreciate the fine female form, and that’s ok – but I’m certainly not sexist, and I very much distance myself from that comment.

            As far as Gregory S. Balchin’s points – I think you can appreciate something without objectifying it. I may disagree with some of your points, but i won’t call you names. That doesn’t really serve any purpose.

        • Skyblue

          Never gawp at the photo on display, always Google it first then gawk properly.

        • Weanerdog

          Funny how I can look at woman and I have even seen pornography but this has not in fact turned me into an arsehole that pesters girls (I think that they may take offence to been called girls though) on the internet or even in real life. Funny thing that just like gaming that doesn’t turn me into a serial killer or even Batman. P.s. I have also never owned a slave or met one that really enjoys being in slavery, although some of my previous employees may dispute this. Getting on to prostitution, are you saying that free choice is wrong? Yes, many if not most of these women are forced, hence once again not free will like slavery. But I am not a judgmental arsehole. In fact the only one doing that here is actually you. I am not touching the abortion thing and really have no idea why that is relevant.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I see. So this isn’t actually about sexual equality, that’s just a convenient smoke screen, it’s about morality. Equating a picture like this to slavery, abortion, etc when they are utterly nothing alike gives it away. You don’t approve – that’s fair enough on it’s own, but doesn’t justify your assumptions regarding stereotypes & consequences.

          As to your question whether or not this is necessary, no it’s not, but we appreciate it for what it is. Then again many things in life that people enjoy aren’t necessary – enjoyment itself isn’t strictly necessary.

        • RockMossel2014

          The argument isn’t being turned around. It’s the same argument. There are many male and female models out there. It is their job. So are you saying that their job sucks? Maybe, and I’m not judging, they aren’t good with maths and accounting so they prefer to rather use their other talent…natural beauty.

          Are you also implying that woman shouldn’t wear shorts and show cleavage in public? Because it is really the same thing. I have just the place for you, it’s called the middle east. Or if you dont like that why not become Amish?

        • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

          I actually believe drugs, abortion and prostitution should all be legal as who are we to tell a women (or man) what they can and can’t do to their own body.

          Slavery is not a choice of the slave.. so it doesn’t fit in your comparison

    • Guest

      I love first year psychology/sociology students…

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        XD

    • Skyblue

      You need to turn your efforts to peace in the Middle East and addressing starvation in Africa or just learn to chill the fuck out dude.

    • Brian Murphy

      I’m sorry, did Lazygamer take the picture? Did they force this woman to undress and pose for a camera? Did they force the collar onto her and force her to pose in a suggestive manner with multiple male models around her in an equally suggestive pose (check google images)?

      And, I hate to break it to you, but thousands of years ago, women were in far, far, far worse straights than being PAID to pose nude for photography shoots. Your hyperbole murders your entire argument and really makes the history of women’s rights a laughingstock.

      It’s like saying Jaime Fox, playing Django in Django Unchained sets the slavery movement back thousands of years. Get a clue.

    • Kensei Seraph

      After looking at your profile pic I’d have to say you don’t honestly mean anything you’ve said here and you are just trolling.

  • Lourens Jordaan

    If you want lynch yourself, you might consider improving you rope tying skills and do some research about the art of lynching.

  • Hammersteyn

    Lady in red se moses

  • Craig “Crios” Boonzaier

    Well this chat escalated quickly.

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Indeed
      (get your L4D2 installed, I’m trying to round up some squadmates XD)

      • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

        Yoh Yoh Yoh, missed this entire Convo yesterday…. WOW… good thing though….

        +1 for L4D2 if you need a body

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          Steamnick?

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            vokkenhond

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Jy is nie ernstig nie

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Seee rii jaaaas bru.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Invite sent

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Dankie Dankie…

            wat is fout met die nick?

  • Acornbread

    “When east meets west on an acid trip”
    Holy shit that’s amazing….

  • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion
    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Watchooo talkin’ bout? He-Man is awesome!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I don’t find that unrealistic. That’s what I see in the mirror every day. The pink really accentuates my eyes.

      • Kensei Seraph

        Haha. Nice comment.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Mrs Eye-liner?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Why do you assume I’M the woman?

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Becoz I have to help you all the time :P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Hey hey, I helped you too :P

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Lol yar, just messing with you.

            I was watching that scores at the end, and noticed I kill the most infected AND help you guys the most, but take the most damage. Eish. Does that make me the Medic-tank-assault?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Quite possibly heh. I found it quite funny how many specialised guys I’d killed. Before the final level I’d killed hardly any, but I think I nailed 4/5 of them while incapacitated alone.

            That race to the chopper was hectic.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Yeah, I still think the run to the stadium was worse.

            We could have made the second attempt, but I stayed to provide sniper cover, then the smoker got me, again

  • Her Highness the Hipster

    Loving the white knighting in the comments here. At least this (beautiful) model gets a name – when I’ve done my male IONs, men don’t even get their names listed. Remember “hot fireman”? Poor guy, he was seriously objectified.
    I personally like that we get pretty pictures at the end of the day – whether of men or women. It’s nice to have eye candy after a hard day’s work. Maybe the uproar is just because this one is particularly appealing looking (at least to me) – where were the white knights for these:

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      LOL, now your Skype messages make MUCH more sense!

    • Sageville

      UGH, I thought we agreed, NEVER THIS COUCH/TABLE LADY AGAIN!

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    HOLY CRAP :D

  • Verrayne

    Verrayne’s law:

    Given enough time Apartheid will be mentioned in an online discussion.

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