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Gary Hartley
Using up all the good oxygen.

Reviews: 357 | Games: 439 | Following: 0 | Followers: 12

Gary Hartley @EmPSep 16, 2014
@Ben @honestgamer You've certainly eclipsed me -- congrats on making the top 100.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 10, 2014
@jerec's frivolous copyright infringement lawsuit against the game might have picked up steam by then and the game would be no more.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 10, 2014
The Banner Saga is currently half price on Steam. Go and buy it. A little bit of misery is good for you.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 07, 2014
@jerec @Germ Yay -- I've finally gone full circle and become a parody of myself!
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 06, 2014
@Germ No! I've become that which I deride!
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 05, 2014
@joseph_valencia Some randoms: 'Is Mario Kart fat-shaming by making heavier characters drive slower?' 'Electronic Arts is Oppressive: I'm colorblind and I could only get ONE ending in Mass Effect 3'
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 05, 2014
@joseph_valencia It's actually pretty innocent, comparatively, but has made me laugh all day. It's a twitter hashtag trend where people make up ridiculous news stories in the style of an overly-liberal Kotaku 'news story'.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 05, 2014
Could finish off this review... or could spend more time picking through #writeakotakuarticle.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 02, 2014
@honestgamer I approve of the box.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 31, 2014
@honestgamer I'll hold you to that should you ever try to change the site's name to You're right though; but the entire thing's a train-wreck, and I can't look away.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 31, 2014
@overdrive ..and it would be genuinely terrifying if it wasn't being carried out so shoddily by what is clearly a laughable clique who'd rather watch their audience burn that accept the slightest shred of criticism.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 31, 2014
@overdrive That's all any of us want to be, Rob -- but we're being actively re-branded by apologists and blame deflectors as misogynist rapists-in-training by an industry we've long been a (however small) part of.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 30, 2014
@pickhut Faraci's off again. This time, he's only comparing gamers to the KKK and Holocaust deniers. It's almost as if people know that if they lightly prod him, he'll bury himself in hilarious quotes about atrocities he clearly doesn't understand.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 30, 2014
@overdrive And, directly because of that, I'LL NEVER FINSHING MAKING FEZ 2!
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 30, 2014
@overdrive You've only really scratched the smokescreen thrown up to try and deter interest from the bigger story of nepotism and some major journalistic outlets complete misunderstanding of the phrase 'conflict of interest'.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 30, 2014
@pickhut But the wider gaming audience will always rally against strong, confident <s>women</s> Englishmen because of the inherent <s>sexist</s> anti-Anglophile culture running rife through the community.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 30, 2014
@pickhut Thatís absolutely unfounded, regardless of how much hard proof dictates otherwise!
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 29, 2014
For the record: I've never entered sexual relations with Julian Gollop in exchange for good reviews: I just really, really like X-Com.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 27, 2014
@Suskie Not really. You'll miss out on the odd throwback line and in-references (Clem not finding any mirth in a joke about losing an arm if Lee loped his off; little comments about some of the stuff Lee taught you) but nothing big changes.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 26, 2014
@Ben Yeah. So. That happened.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 22, 2014
@Ben I said the same thing somewhere -- perhaps in the episode review. Because it's 100% factual.
Gary Hartley @EmPAug 13, 2014
Great; just what psychological horror needs. Unskipable cut scenes married with self-congratulatory, overly-pretentious dribble and repressed sexual aggression spread egregiously over scant actual gameplay. Coloured me excited.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 27, 2014
Currently playing : Only If. Currently whimsical: constantly.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 26, 2014
@zippdementia Gotta speed up that small slice of gameplay so you can get the the next pretentious, overbearing cut scene to lull you to sleep.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 26, 2014
People are, of course, quite correct in pointing out how awful MGS is. I tip my hat to them so I need not write something myself.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 24, 2014
Put impromptu Another World review on hold when Steam updates informed me that the new chapter of TWD was now awaiting a play. Played through it yesterday. Befuddled thoughts to follow, possibly in vexed rant mode.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 22, 2014
@Masters @Ben Turns out I was doing things out of order. Guess the old memory isn't as keen as I=it used to be. I was skipping half the cave so that when I got through the base, that huge pit wasn't flooded. You know the bit!
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 21, 2014
@Ben I had an hour to kill before football, and it's been sitting on my Steam list for a while. And I thought "I used to be able to smash through that game in 25 minutes, I'll do that". Turns out, no. That's no longer a thing.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 21, 2014
Currently playing: Another World. Currently swearing: Continuously.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 17, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I rather liked Risen.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 13, 2014
@honestgamer @Germ I've enjoyed LoD so much, I've thus far reviewed it three times.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 12, 2014
@wolfqueen001 Yes. That. I was pretty certain that Germany would win. They put together a hell of a young team last tourney and now they've matured into real world beaters. But I never expected to see Brazil demolished like that.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 08, 2014
Football.... bloody hell.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 30, 2014
Attack the globes.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 29, 2014
DE bought me Goat Simulator in an attempt to stop me spending every spare second I have on Xenonauts. I then get weird messages in the early hours of the morning. "Why are you not playing Goat? Are you playing Goat now?"
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 28, 2014
@Suskie Misery simulator Banner Saga? I really liked that one, too.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 25, 2014
Found a post-it on my monitor. It said "INTERVENTION! Stop playing Xenonauts and go outside!" I ignored this sage advise.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 21, 2014
These scores are all ludicrously high.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 07, 2014
@Ben I looked at that to complete the dreaded #. Went elsewhere. It does seem the kind of thing you'd be drawn to.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 07, 2014
Cleared Among The Sleep; the first person horror exploration game where you play as a toddler running away from something that wants to eat your face.
Gary Hartley @EmPJun 02, 2014
@Suskie There's two words I never thought I'd see together.
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 26, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Just as a quick aside, HMH2 does away with everything bar the hero mode -- and is all the better for it.
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 17, 2014
@zippdementia You seem to have a working PC. Get on it!
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 15, 2014
I'll be writing a review for Walking Dead Episode 3 shortly which will more or less be a written version of me screaming and watching through my fingers. Seriously. That escalated really bloody quickly.
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 14, 2014
Spec Ops: The Line is currently 75% off on Steam. If you do not own this game, go and buy it now. That is all.
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 13, 2014
@overdrive Alternatively, Vagrant Story is awful. In everything it does. Link's Awakening is awesome.
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 07, 2014
I am not a fan of jury service.
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 06, 2014
@Suskie We do like to talk about Silent Hill.....
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 05, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I, also, have stupid jury duty starting tomorrow. Urgh
Gary Hartley @EmPMay 04, 2014
@Suskie Do yourself a favour and stop there. Well, SH3 isn't awful, but the series is all downhill from there, old chum.

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