WIN! Dante's Inferno PS3/360 Game And Book

How would you like to win yourself a copy of Dante's Inferno on PS3 or Xbox 360? And a copy of the book of the game of the poem? Here's how.

UPDATE: Today's draw is now closed. Try again from 9am Wednesday.

Dante's Inferno is the new action adventure from EA and Visceral Games, the guys responsible for Dead Space and The Godfather. It's based on the Divine Comedy, the classic work of 14th century Italian literature written by Dante Alighieri depicting the poet's journey into the afterlife and through the nine circles of Hell.

You can find out from producer Jonathan Knight just how Visceral reimagined Dante's Inferno, from poetry to playability, in our interview.

We've got eight copies of Dante's Inferno - four Xbox, four PS3 - and eight copies of the book to give away this week. Each day, from today until Friday, we'll be offloading two prize packs: one with the 360 version and book, the other with the PS3 version and book.

To win, we want to know your picks for the Seven Deadly Sins of Gaming. Dante's description of Purgatory contained his interpretation: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, avarice, gluttony and lust.

But what for you are the most objectionable vices in video gaming? Don't just give us a list, explain your choices.

Leave your entry in the comments below along with your console preference (don't say both). You must also include a valid email address or use Facebook Connect. Entries close at midnight EDT tonight and the two daily winners will be announced tomorrow when the new draw opens.

Good luck!

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    I'll keep my entry simple and use the original sins, but explain their true meanings. PS3 version please

    Gluttony - continuously buying new games with little or no intention of going back an finishing previous purchases.

    Lust - desiring a game so much that you would pre order from EB just to receive their one piece of exclusive downloadable armor.

    Greed - Buying up vast numbers of cheap games to use as 'trade bait' instead of letting those who desire affordable games for their own use.

    Sloth - Not caring about the condition you leave your games in once you take them out of your console and forget where you left the box.

    Wrath - Destruction of gaming property during a ragequit.

    Envy - Complaining that only home consoles are receiving new games while your beloved PC cannot use its own disc drive due to DRM.

    Pride - Using your achievement score/trophy level as a basis of your superiority over another.

      Gluttony- Thou shalt not eat a gamers money for profit or gain.

      Lust- Thou shalt not be tempted to buy henti related games

      Greed- Thou shalt not use credit cards to pay for games (if you dont pay it back you will be in debt)

      sloth- Thou shalt not be 30+ years old playing World of Warcraft in there moms, basement all day with no job.

      Wrath - Thou shalt not brake someones gaming system.

      Envy- Thou shalt not copy a true gamers L337 skills and name.

      Pride- Thou Shalt not gloat or s-talk to others with no skills

    The most objectionable vice in video gaming?

    ESCORT MISSIONS.

    Bad AI pathfinding, a target that both cannot defend themselves AND go and do stupid things (I'm looking at you, Little Sisters!) combine to create the most awful game-extending strategy of all time.

    I'm trying to keep you not-dead! Why are you looking at those damn flowers while guys are trying to EAT MY FACE? You have three options:
    1 - How about you RUN instead of waddling to our destination?
    2 - Hell, I'll pick you up and run you over there...
    3 - Pick up a chainsaw and start chopping, girly.

    (PS3 please)

      You need to name seven of them.

        Apologies - the opportunity to vent grabbed me, and I missed the detail.
        *ahem*

        2 - UNSKIPPABLE CUTSCENES, especially before boss fights.

        No, Mr Game Developer. I bought the game, I decide what I do with it. Making me watch that same video render over and over again, while it's pretty, is not FUN. Remember what that was?

        3 - LACK OF SUBTITLES

        Yes, I play games for plot. No, I didn't hear what your character said because of your-crappy-voiceover-recording/next-door's-baby-crying/girlfriend-interrupting/sudden-lapse-in-concentration. Can't replay the cutscene and find that critical mission detail? OH GEE THANKS.

        4 - LACK OF DIRECTION

        Why do I not know what to do next in your game? (Was it lack of subtitles?) No mission log? No map objectives? Unexplained happennings? Look, I'm a guy of pretty reasonable intelligence. Let's say half-way on the bell curve, for instance. That means at least HALF the people who bought your game will probably get stuck in the same way I have. I shouldn't need you sitting over my shoulder to explain what I do next, Mr Game Developer.

        5 - FPS ON CONSOLE CONTROLLERS

        Now, I realise I'm in the minority here; it's just me and those two guys over there who can't seem to learn how to play FPS on controllers. But FFS - the PS3 supports mouse and keyboard controls - you just have to map them over lazy sons of bitches.

        6 - REGION LOCKING/DELAYS/NON-RELEASES

        Screw you, publishers. I want to play your game. It may not be cost-effective for you to sell it in my country, yeah, fair enough, that's a business decision. But when I'm willing to pay the cost to import it over, you still say I can't play? WTF? Do you not like money?

        Gaming industry, you've had a good couple of decades to sort out the delays of localisation. Sony, of all companies, has managed to get their shit together, and relase a region-free console. Yet, publishers still can't manage to release a game in multiple languages at once? GET A NEW PROJECT MANAGER.

        And finally, I'm in the minority again - I'm one of those idiots who bought a PSPgo. PSP is region free. If I'd bought the old model, I could play any game I could get my hands on. But no. I went digital. I'm supporting Sony's new (and more profitable) business model. And by doing so, I'm punished because I can only download games that you can be bothered putting on our half-assed PSN. I know it's the publishers' fault that they choose not to release games in my region, but it's also your fault for not providing enough incentives for them to do so.

        7 - KIRBY

        God I hate that guy. Argh. What a douche.

    Gluttony: Must have beer!
    Greed: Loot Ninja!
    Lust: If I angle the camera just right I can see up her skirt.
    Addiction: Next checkpoint... next save point... next...
    Ignorance: I have a family?
    Aggression: Woman, Get out the way of the screen!
    Denial: NO I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM!!!

    Xbox 360

    console preference: PS3

    world of warcraft,
    hentai games,
    wii,
    pirated games,
    modchips,
    console fanboism,
    supporting michael attkinson.

      now for the details ;-)

      world of warcraft because it is ann addictive drug that steals you away from life and prevents you from enjoying real games and trying new things.

      hentai games because there is no replacement for the real thing.

      wii is a lie, you're not gaming, you're being suckered.

      pirated games - how can you love gaming yet not support them? this is a sin.

      modchips are the backbone of pirate games. if you were serious about gaming, you'd take good enough care of your disks that you dont need "back up" copies of them.

      console fanboism - they both serve their purpose so stfu.

      supporting michael attkinson - nuff said.

    The Extravagant - from those whom own all 5 latest Gaming consoles and so many games they couldn't have the time to play them.

    The Lustful - for those who wish they had gaming console let alone the time to play it.

    The avaricious - for those whom have too much money and can afford to waste it on some really bad games, someone must be buying them?

    The Despair - its what I have, too much to do and not enough time...

    The Slothful - that's where I'd end up if I had no job!

    Envious - So jealous that those at Kotaku get to test, play, discover and all the latest and greatest about our favorite past time.

    The wrathful - its what Kotaku will do when the give this prize to someone else other then me for the awesomeness that is the Seven Deadly Sins...

    -follow the list and someones going to purgatory...probably me :) oh and I own a PS3...

    1. Wii Fit
    2. Wii Sports Resort
    3. Wii Play
    4. Mario Kart
    5. New Super Mario Bros.
    6. Wii Fit Plus

    Because it worked last time ;)

    Console: PS3

      7. Wii

      -edit: Just realised you specified 7 in the T&C's

        Haha, if this manages to work again...

        Pure genius! :D

    Seven Deadly Sins of Video Gaming:

    1) Wii – It is the first ring. It is easily knocked out as it is distracts people from the task of serious gaming! Pride comes before a fall yes?

    2) X-Box 360 – This is the second ring of Video Gaming Hell where envy leads to sufferance under the Red Ring of Death.

    3) The PC – This third ring sees those who have fallen to unleashing their wrath upon the The Blue Screen of Death! This is the most horrible of Gates to bear!

    4) The Nintendo DS – This ring encourages those who are too lazy to get a real hand held gaming machine to the sin of sloth! You could do nothing, or you could do nothing with a DS in your hand!

    5) The Nintendo DSi – Within this ring resides designers who are worse than lazy! They just gave the DS a camera, whoops two! Watch as you burn!

    6) The 20 games in 1 – No doubt the designers of this and the person who gave one to my son reside here in this ring! In an age where we care so much about the environment these poor souls are guilty of creating a gluttony of land fill.

    7) The Last Ring – Here resides all the poor souls, who having made a poor choice in gaming console, device or design, must eternally suffer in their lust of the righteous Sony PS2, PS3 and PSP! Salvation can only come through the Son … y

    PS3? :)

    Rage: rage quitting, raging at losing raging at the guy who just took YOUR! bullets, controller throwing, team killing and other things named rage to sound fancy but also called temper tantrums

    Sloth: unwilling to work for anything, plays only on easy every prefering nothing but pushovers where medium difficulty is considered some sort of crazy level of complexity

    Lust: the almost sexual relationship some people have with their console manufacturer, i never knew you could love silicon chip factories so much.

    Greed: Piracy, piracy, piracy, yes you MUST own every game ever, never mind the actual price value of $20 000, its all free.

    Envy: You're at a LAN and you can cheat so easily with that screen cheat or overhearing the commands being issues through a guys speaker or hear them sneaking up on you, YOU MUST PROVE YOU ARE BETTER THAN HIM, his skill is irrevelant before your might ability to cheat so you are the one to gloat.

    Pride: You have that perfect win streak of 100-0, suddenly you find yourself being beaten back bit by bit, and just before you lose that precious streak you hit the disconnect or power button and denying that cheater their victory.

    Gluttony: all items: yours all resources: yours, all important spots: reserved for you alone and if anyone is to command then it shall be your voice to ring through the VOIP channels

    Xbox 360, please.

    Well I'm going to list the 7 deadly sins of game development, just to put a twist on it. I'll even try and tie them into the originals

    (Pride) "Our game is so good you will play it how we decide" Top of the list and probably my biggest hate. Games with giant unskippable cut scenes before each boss fight(capitol crime number one), long overly verbose story dialogue and technology that belongs more in a tech demo than in the game because it adds so little and took so much dev time just to cram in (yes I am looking at you, Bloom addicts) And all too often there is so little actual game-play that you wonder what the studio spent the last 5 years doing. Often the domain of a studio that had a hugely successful first release and thinks this is a god given right to do whatever they want next.

    (Envy) "I wish I'd made that game" This is where designers see another game and wished so much that they had made it that they can't see beyond their inspiration. The problem with this is they will forever fall in the shadow of their idle, usually producing nothing more than bland lookalikes. These litter the shelves of too many games stores. The Japanese dev community is far too prone to this. There are 10 bazillion final fantasy clones in Japan.

    (Wraith) "Not only do I own a studio, but I am also Markiaveli" The recent Kotaku article on System Shock 2 showed some of the politics that goes on in the industry, but the level of political crap that exists worldwide is truly frighting. Studios hoping that another studio on the same project fails just to make them look good beggars belief. Its no good for the customers, the publishers or the studios, but certain individuals let their own personal vendettas influence entire projects.

    (Sloth) "We can just copy their game" This is not to be mistaken with envy, although sometimes it may appear similar. Envy will try and make a good representation of their idle. Sloth will just look at the bottom line of sales and think "we can jump on that band wagon", When money is placed higher than creativity, innovation and quality. This is more common in studios run by marketing people rather than creative people and the saddest thing is that this kind of game will NEVER make as much money as the original innovative game it is ripping off.

    (Avarice) "How much can we squeeze out of our players?" Ok so online PC gaming with a subscription, that's ok I guess I pay to continue to get entertainment. What? wait on? now I pay to subscribe to play online with my console? but I already payed for the console, AND I payed to buy the game, AND I am paying for my net access,AND I paid for the downloadable multiplayer maps, but you want to charge me to get online access to play with someone else?? in a deathmatch game? Aren't you making enough already? Ah to hell with that, I'll just buy the version on the other console, you know, the one that doesn't charge for online play!

    (Gluttony) "The precious..we must haves it" This is less about game developers and more about the system builders. Message to all of you, and yes I am looking at you, Apple, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony. None of you will ever hold 100% of the market (sorry Mr. Jobs that means you as well) you are all making more money than god and yet it never seems to be enough. You always want more, not realizing that many gamers will own a variety of platforms. I swear if you thought you'd get away with it you'd create machine that auto detected the oppositions hardware and tried to destroy it on site. This is proof positive that you care so little for your customer and just want to fill your own greedy little money bags. I hope you all get fat!

    (Lust) "oh my god I have to have that" This one is aimed at us, the gamers. For crying out loud it's a game (or a game console) yes I know it's going to be fun to play, and sometimes VERY rarely their comes a game that is life changingly good (sadly very rare) but please, its really embarrassing to watch us throwing ourselves at games and game producers with some kind of sexual desire as though you have just encountered a super model. Its unnecessary and what's more gives the developers the feeling they are rock stars and we don't want to know where that's going to end up. Apple fans are the worst, you guys really need to get out and date more, but its just as bad with WoW fans and Duke Nukem fans (sorry guys, he really is dead) A little more decorum and dignity and I think we can help some of the misguided developers back on track. Who knows maybe we can start a support group.

    wow that was long winded :-P

    oh yeah X360 by preference, but either is fine.

    These are the sins of game developers, PS3 please

    Gluttony: making consumers pay for DLC that should be in the game

    Avarice: whoring out the same stuff over and over, ie; Street fighter 2, the PSP

    Wrath: biting the hand that feeds, ie; MW2's dedicated server debacle

    Pride: Warren Spector. John Romeo. Dennis Dydack. I think you get my point.

    Lust: Female characters used only to attract dateless males

    Envy: "hey, I can be COD4 too"

    Sloth: "fuck it, lets do a quick time event"

    I'll take a slightly different tack and say it's a deadly sin if you haven't played the following...

    Civilization - The ultimate in strategy and the best part is you can choose to play it in it's original form (can we say civ-lite) or it's most recent incarnation Civ 4.

    Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time - Yes it's dated and ugly now but it was/is a masterpiece of gaming goodness and still highly playable today.

    System Shock 2 - The first time I saw a ghost run across the screen I jumped. Real scares. Real suspense.

    Portal - Despite everyone's love of the WCC I think it's the devious puzzle factor mixed with a very hidden story that made this a great.

    Diablo 2 - The pinnacle of RSI enducing clickfests. I lost many of my teenage years to this and loaded it up for another run just the other day. Probably the height of addiction.

    Starcraft 2 - Balance. No other RTS has had the level of balance that this gem still has. Yes Blizzard did it again.

    Finally - Spacewar - A seriously old game. It was my first multiplayer game in 2 colours and it even had the option to add a gravity well at the centre of the screen. Yep physics even then. And for those wondering it is considered the first real PC game in 1962 and created by Steve Russell.

    Oh and I take mine green with a 360.

    AWESOME! i was hoping there would be a comp for this game (Damn moving house means i have to be tight lol)

    Good luck as per usual to everyone!

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    THE SEVEN TRUE DEADLY SINS OF GAMING

    1. Graphics-whoring:
    Thou shalt not equate high end graphics and rendering with greatness. Thou shalt know well that true greatness comes from the enjoyment one experiences, not aesthetic qualities.

    2. Glitching
    Thou shalt not gain the upper hand in underhanded ways. Nothing in this world, nor that of the digital, is perfect. Using imperfection to overcome your opponent is cowardly and dishonorable at best.

    3. Hate mongering
    Thou shalt not hate thy developer, thy publisher or thy genre. A true gamer approaches all new things with hope in his heart and does not reduce himself/herself to inflamatory remarks or pathetic boycotts. Today's villain is tomorrows hero - open mindedness is essential. Judge not least you be judged.

    4. Elitism
    Thou shalt treat all other gamers equally, as all gamers are equal. Thou shalt not make inflamitary racist/sexist remarks, or remarks about a peers mother. Thou shalt not proclaim "n00b". All gamers, at one time or another, did not possess the skills they possess now. Nurture your team mates so that they too can grow and you may have a trusted ally to go to battle with in any front.

    5. Cry-baby
    Thou shalt not become hostile when fragged. Yelling, screaming and throwing a hissy fit won't get your points back. If thou wast typing when killed, thou needs a headset. If thou was AFK when fragged, thou should have done so in between spawns. No one likes a cry baby.

    6. Team Killer
    Thou shalt not kill thy team mates. Setting a compatriot aflame, riddling his torso with bullets or turning him to giblets with explosions is never funny. Gamers play team games to experience the thrill of co-operative gameplay against a common enemy. Team killers to fun as what a wood chipper is to a fluffy bunny.

    7. Omittance
    Thou shalt not let thyself or others forget thy roots. Gaming is indeed a broad subject with new games/platforms releasing into this world at a constant rate. Always remember the old with the new. Never forget where you came from, where you started or the joy that gaming first brought to your heart and soul. Losing the memories of gaming past is the greatest sin of all - without our memories of gaming past and innocent fun we will surely eventually loose all that is great to our people.
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    Xbox 360 please :)

      So it is written; It shall be done.

      *converts to gaming religion*

    >>> Unskippable Cutscenes
    On your second playthrough of a game, knowing the story you are forced to sit through every cut scene again. From the short few seconds, to those that just keep going and going... Usually these are combined with...

    >>> Incorrect Checkpoints
    In many games you will die, but do not put a checkpoint before an unskippable scene, or right in the very middle of a firefight, so when you return to life you don't get instantly snapped again before you take a step.

    >>> Short Quick Time Event Windows
    Fair enough they give you a second or two, but when the developers expect you to have memorised the combination of button depresses before you even know it's coming up or before you have played it before is not cricket.

    >>> Cheap Bosses
    Make the game hard by all means, but do not use cheap tactics that suggest the boss is cheating, combined with attack juggling. The boss gets a continuous chained attack on you that you actually can't even attempt to get out of the way or block.

    >>> Game Retailers
    Get stuffed with your up-selling, I do not want to pay for disc protection, I look after my games and do not require it, I've never had to replace a game yet! In the event it was the consoles fault, then I will take it up with the console manufacture and if by chance there is an accidental breakage, I'll track down a secondhand copy.

    >>> Split Per-Order/Collectors Editions
    Being a wannabe collector of all things great, small and generally lame. Offer the same content to all stores, in the event of multiple SKUs, they stack instead of split.
    Modern Warfare + Aliens vs Predator are 2 of the most recent examples of doing it right, the highest CE contains everything the lower ones did. Assassin's Creed II did it wrong as the figurine should have been the same in both Black & White versions.

    >>> DLC on Disc
    There is no excuse for this bullshit, if it's on the disc, then I will not pay to unlock it.

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    Console of Choice : PS3

    Here is my problem that relates to number 6... assumption will be that these are not the Death Editions, so as a collector I would not want... but there is a book which would be a good companion to it, so therefore as a collector I need...

    I'm already in my own version of hell here!!!!

    ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

      and for shits and giggles, my version of Lucifer is Bobby Kotick...

      (Michael Atkinson is just too much of an easy target nowdays)

    7 Deadly Sins of Video Game Design in no particular order.
     
    No jump button - No excuse
    Water = Death - Glad to see they fixed that bug in the Animus...
    No dedicated servers - On top of the PS3's crappy wireless adaptor this makes a lot of games unplayable for me.
    Not adhering to or (even worse) not setting a release date - Will anyone even remember what half-life is when episode 3 is released? Will anyone care? It's not even a full game!
    Paying extra to unlock content already on the disc - you cheap, cheap bastards.
    Invisible walls - Mimes suck in real-life, why would it be any different in a game?
    Creating awesome adult-themed games while not everyone has a classification scheme that caters for adults - how dare you!
     
    I have a PS3

    Caffeine – Something that all gamers have resorted to in order to push themselves for those extra few hours (or more) in order to get the most out of a game. Who cares if you can play it tomorrow, when you can be playing it now!

    Sleeplessness – This comes hand in hand with caffeine, and the all-nighters you throw with mates when a new game comes out and your mission is to complete said game in multiplayer over a single night or weekend, or at least keep playing until you pass out.

    Addiction - Whether it be you spending your working hours (excluding those who work in the industry *hint* Kotaku staff) planning our your nightly WoW raid, or skipping eating dinner with the family every night because you just can’t spend more than 10 minutes away from your computer/console unless it is an absolute necessity; you suffer from gaming addiction.

    Perfection – The chase for perfection is something that will always haunt a true gamer. Whether it is getting to the highest possible level, whether it is getting the best possible win to loss ratio online, or whether it is grinding hours and hours of a terrible game just to get the 1000 gamer score from the title; we all know it is something we cannot hide from.

    Snacking – We all know that when you spend hours playing games, there is a high chance there will be some kind of snack/s involved. Whether it be Doritos with salsa, a slab of your favourite soft drink, or one of the 1kg mega bags of Allen’s Lollies; this is amazing but at the same time a sin. CELERY STICKS FTW!

    Rage – Every gamer has experienced this, it can be as simple as screaming profanities at your television when your grandma is in the next room, to throwing your cordless controller breaking something during the process, to smashing your keyboard against the desk until the keys fall out; all true gamers have experienced the sin that is gamer rage.

    Antisocialism – You can consider yourself being social if you talk with your friends on World of Warcraft a few times a day, but everybody knows you are lying to yourself. The true sin of gaming is antisocialism, and yes if you chose to go on that raid last night with your guild instead of going to your best friends birthday party, that is you.

    Console: Xbox 360

    1. Pixels - No matter what the game, they all contain pixels, therefore are limited in what can be shown. A life like object has to be converted in pixels. Nothing is better quality than real life.

    2. Controls - Every game must have controls, whether it be complex or simple. This takes from the experience as we are 'telling' ourselves what to press which in-turn tells the game what to do. This extra set of conversion takes from the experience.

    3. Medium - All games must have a form of medium, whether it be DVD, Blu-Ray or downloaded application. This extra form of memory contains many shortcomings. Mostly, how much it can hold.

    4. Code - Xbox 360 or PS3 or BOTH? code is unique to each console so the game will always run differently, sometimes better, sometimes worse.

    5. Creation - Creation as we know takes time, a lot of time, every thing in the game must be created before it is playable. This time costs money, quality, and even failure. IE. Duke Nukem Forever.

    6. Design - Every person enjoys different things, whether it be, level, character or gun designs. Design can make or break a game, some games stick to themes and some intertwine many different designs. There is no one perfect design, it is up to the users preference, which in some cases can affect them game tremendously well. And also tremendously badly. I never enjoyed fallout 3 very much, as I could never appreciate the post-apocalyptic theme. Although the gameplay was very solid.

    7. The End - All things must come to an end, but games have an even shorter life span compared to most things in life. You can never get that first play value back again.

    No idea if this is relevant but eh I gave it a go.
    Xbox 360 (preference)

    Special Editions - Gaming companies suck you in with the offer of special goodies
    EB - don't know why, but I can't help but to go back
    Trade Bait - if I buy a game for the sake of trading it deprives another who actually wants to play it
    Boxing Day - The sales are just too good to resist
    Unlock codes for stuff on disc - one of the worst things a gaming company can do to a gamer
    DLC announced before release of game - reeks of greed
    Game movie tie-ins - cause they usually suck

      forgot to mention ps3 ver please

    Ten Circles of my gaming hell!

    First Circle (Limbo)
    I don’t know what to buy next!?! Dante's Inferno, Mass Effect 2, Bayonetta, Bioshock 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, God of War 3... hell hast no fury for a gamer scorned!

    Second Circle (Lust)
    I lust after a bigger hard drive to install all these new games, 20GB HDD... lower the prices already MS! A 3D LED TV too, he he!

    Third Circle (Gluttony)
    Let all Xbox, PS3 and Wii fanboys have a great big orgy of gaming together give birth to a a HD "Goldeneye" update for all consoles, including PSN!

    Fourth Circle (Avarice or Greed)
    They’re all mine, my precious! Street fighter Tournament Fight-stick, Drums, Mic and 2 Guitars… and also a DJ Deck to spin mixes! MU-HU-HU-HU-HUH!!!

    Fifth Circle (Wrath and Sullenness)
    Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2, Final Fantasy or any other exclusive not on my Xbox 360!

    Sixth Circle (Heresy)
    Tomb Raider Underworld, fix them controls Edios… do you realise you owe me 5 controllers, a goldfish and a new wall!

    Seventh Circle (Violence)
    Grand Theft Auto 4, every major gaming Vice in one cool game! Cool music, hookers, fast cars, guns, gangsters and play as Niko Bellic, Johnny or Gay ‘Not that there’s anything wrong with it!’ Tony.

    Eighth Circle (Fraud)
    Constant search for JB 3-for-1 trade bait, I am sure we are all guilty of this, ha!

    Ninth Circle (Treason)
    Welcome to the Dark Side Lord Vader, he he! Xbox Soul Calibur! What’s Star wars characters doing in a Soul Calibur game anyhow, Geroge… you’re a sell-out!

    Tenth Circle (Competitive Envy)
    How many of these things have I entered and not a dicky bird! Who ‘judges’ these things… the curse of a thousand leprechauns upon you. I am an Irish-Aussie blaggard so its ok!

      I would LUST-fully prefer the Xbox 360 inferno, just in case pigs fly! I look forward to reading everyone's answers, hopefully we all share the same electronic sins!

    Crates - Ah crates. Is there anything you can't do? You help us solve puzzles, you give us boosties up to higher ledges, you contain much needed ammo/health and we can place you on weight sensitive switches.

    Invisible Walls - Ooh, a donkey over in that field *THUD*

    Explosive Barrells - This goes hand in hand with dodgy AI. Yes, lets take cover behind explosives. Actually, lets fill our base full of these explosives to take cover behind.

    Attack its' weak point for Massive Damage (3 times to be precise) - This doesn't need much explaining, just like it doesn't need much explaining on what to do when a boss falls over when tired or something, to reveal its' weak point. And why always 3 times before it's dead?

    Tutorials - I'm too lazy to read the manual, I need help! After playing 100 FPS games, I've all of a sudden forgotten how they work.

    Infinite spawning enemies - How are this many enemies hiding in such a small room? Way to rip off the clown car.

    Time Limits - If your game is boring, add a timer.

    Console: PS3

      This guy should win for his use of the word "boosties".

    1. The nag - Trying to find a save point while being reminded by your partner, regularly, that it is late and you have to go to work tomorrow.

    2. Predictability - Producing another FPS with buckets of blood because you know it will sell.

    3. Hypocrisy - Complainly loudly about the lack of originality in games that are left collecting dust on a shelf, while buying another FPS with buckets of blood.

    4. Indefensibility - Hiding behind a non-associative id to aggresively defend a brand using vitriol for no immediately apparent purpose or gain.

    5. Incomprehension - Not understanding the world you dreamed of where everyone is playing video games but they are having fun dancing and playing tennis and not playing your favourite FPS with buckets of blood.

    6. Inexorability - Convinced that the controller that was there when you first started playing video games is the only way that is possible to play video games to maximum enjoyment.

    7. Lackadaisicalness - Declaring something as absolute truth and precisely accurate without preparing to do a simple check on available informational sources; a reference book, historical magazine or even a quick check on the internet.

    Console: Xbox 360

    1) Pron: For spelling this word correctly shall shatter the fabric of ones kingdom.
    2) Forums: It shalt devour the users sanity, life and soul.
    3) Online Adverts: You wang will forever be short.
    4) The Sims: A life of pixels shall be your undoing.
    5) MMOs: Destroyer of harmony.
    6) Facebook: Thou shalt not Farmville.
    7) The Cake: For it is a lie!

    PS3 User :D

    The deadly sins of the gaming industry:

    Pride - Over-hyping up-coming games as the next big thing, only to fail to deliver on all of their boasts.

    Envy - Releasing poor clones of successful games after seeing another developer strike gold with an original or well made game.

    Wrath - Releasing games with crippling DRM that only inconveniences paying customers while doing nothing substantial to curb piracy.

    Sloth - Where are Duke Nukem Forever, Half-Life 2 Ep 3 and a sequel to Portal??

    Avarice - Wild price disparities between regions and physical versus digital versions of games. Charging excessive prices for trivial bits of DLC, or content that "should have been on the disc". Does their greed know no bounds?

    Gluttony - Um... OK so I'm not really sure how this one applies to the game industry, but I'm sure they're sitting there stuffing their faces while getting up to all this other junk! Yes, that should stick.

    Lust - Creating games that place more importance on jiggle physics and panty shots than any kind of substance or gameplay.

    But then on the other hand, without all these things the gaming community would have nothing to bitch about, so where's the fun in that?

    PS3 please.

    These are my 7 deadly sins of gaming that I (usually) manage to avoid.

    1. Gotta catch em all complex – The compulsive need to catch every Pokémon, collect every feather and unlock every achievement ultimately destroying your desire to ever touch the game again.
    2. Video game pr0n – Whether it is Tifa or Lara…. It is just not right
    3. Game Guides – Why would you want to find out Bruce Willis is the ghost before you even watch the movie?
    4. Dating somebody from a MMO – Enough said?
    5. Health Poaching – I’m burning, I’m burning…. Look a health pack…. Did you just take that health pack when you were on 90% while I burn to death in front of your eyes…? Oh yes you did…. /dead
    6. I’m busy – Your common excuse to not go out with friends, trying to get in Jack’s pants in Mass Effect 2 does not constitute as busy.
    7. Uber rage – The process of chucking a gaming peripheral (mouse, keyboard, controller or monitor) in a moment of pure game related rage.

    Preference: PS3

    These seven things doth the pro gamer hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

    Arrogance: for you too were once a noob and you didn’t like having it rubbed in your face.

    Wrath: the controllers, TVs, monitors and even your friends are all innocent. It is you who has lost the game. Don’t get angry, get even. Beat the bastard next time around.

    Sloth: yes, the game has an easy difficulty. You know you will blitz through it without any troubles. Why not try the hard mode and play the game as the developers want you to. Better yet, try it in the hardest difficulty and prove your devotion to gaming.

    Censorship: so you could cut heads off of people and carry them around in Aliens vs Predator. What do you expect Predators to do? Invite people around to dinner parties and bring out the fine china? If it’s tolerable to have such violence in TV and movies, it’s tolerable to have it in games.

    Distraction: there is a real world out there. However, it can wait until you’ve finished the game. So hurry up and get to the next checkpoint.

    Greed: people have bought the video game once. Don’t release a new edition of the same game with an extra level or two that’s exclusive to that edition. People don’t want to buy the game a second time, and trying to get them too but creating edition exclusive content is just money mongering. While we’re on the topic, if you’ve developed DLC for a game before the game has gone gold, then put into the freaking game. Collector’s editions are great though.

    Reading the manual: if you’re the sort of person that reads the manual, chances are you’ve got a idiots guide to reading manuals somewhere. Toughen up and just play the game, it’ll tell you what to do.

    Playstation 3

    Gluttony – EA's past ravenous appetite for franchises and developers (at least nowdays they're mostly keeping the ones they gobble up)
    Lust – Any character voiced by Jennifer Hale. Mmm Halealicious
    Greed – Activision and the Hero games, same thing over and over trying to scrape money out of every person possible
    Sloth – Every licensed game relying on the name rather than the product to sell (though I might as well have just said "Every licenced game other than Batman Arkham Asylum")
    Wrath – Bobby Kotick, seems he lives off the hatred of the internet
    Envy – Every game that ripped off GTA3 or God Of War
    Pride - 3D Realms, obviously

    Version: Xbox 360 please

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