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Reply #3710 on: April 11, 2017, 08:13:12 AM

EA is just the publisher of Titanfall 2 -- Respawn Entertainment is still an independent studio (for now).
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Reply #3711 on: April 27, 2017, 08:37:59 AM

God-Emperor Julian Gollop (Laser Squad, original XCOM, Chaos Reborn, etc) is making a game called Phoenix Point. It looks suspiciously like XCOM:Apocalypse without the suck: a much more involved strategy layer than the XCOM remakes, multiple human factions, encroaching alien biomass that mutates according to player actions, the works... normally this kind of nostalgia-pandering megaproject would go on Kickstarter, but (PLOT TWIST) it's on Fig instead! Which is totally different, obv.

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I guess the outcome of this project will show whether we have reached Peak XCOM. The promise of XCOM:Apoc done right certainly triggered my impulse-buy reflexes, but even as a worst-case scenario, we'll learn just how big of a market remains for tactical_turn_based_alien_shooting_game_with_a_strategic_layer_of_some_sort!
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Reply #3712 on: April 28, 2017, 08:45:28 PM

Vehicles are starting to look good in testing for Zomboid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fhc2WwYpyI

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Reply #3713 on: May 03, 2017, 05:59:17 PM

Where the Water tastes like Wine. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLwbki0MGx4

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Reply #3714 on: May 03, 2017, 07:20:26 PM

Darksiders 3 announced.  I loved the first two, but it's been five years and one bankruptcy since DS2 so I'm feeling a bit nervous.

Reveal trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-QgJ-EFq7A

Doesn't really do it for me so far.  Not crazy about Fury's model, her face looks a bit too Pixar to me.  I guess we'll see.
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Reply #3715 on: May 04, 2017, 09:30:44 AM

My understanding is this announcement was forced by an Amazon fuckup.  Basically they posted the pre-order page.
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Reply #3716 on: May 04, 2017, 10:49:43 AM

I love Darksiders but Darksiders 2 was really disappointing to me.  Until I see some game play that proves otherwise I'm going to be skeptical of this one.
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Reply #3717 on: May 13, 2017, 10:56:52 AM

Alan Wake is due to be removed from digital stores this weekend, due to all the music licenses expiring. As such, apparently Steam is selling it for three bucks American until it's pulled.
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Reply #3718 on: May 13, 2017, 01:02:36 PM

Three bucks is about $2.99 more than it's worth.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #3719 on: May 13, 2017, 10:16:55 PM

For real.  This is one of the very, very few games I regret spending money on at all.  I bought it way before refunds were a thing sadly.
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Reply #3720 on: May 14, 2017, 07:39:24 AM

Rumor: IO Interactive will keep the rights to the Hitman franchise post sale and Season 2 is still on.
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Reply #3721 on: May 17, 2017, 04:23:55 AM

You can now get the remaster of Phantom Dust for free on the Windows app store (or on the Xbox One as well if you have one) if you're into that sort of thing. Downloaded it but haven't had time to mess around with it yet since I've been playing Injustice 2 today.
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Reply #3722 on: May 18, 2017, 07:58:49 PM

I'm into that.

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Reply #3723 on: June 08, 2017, 09:15:19 AM

Apparently, Kim Jong-Un,  russians someone managed to obtain a few internal files belonging to CD Projekt RED (among which, some pertaining to Cyberpunk 2077) and demanded a ransom:

https://twitter.com/CDPROJEKTRED/status/872840969795899394


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Reply #3724 on: June 08, 2017, 07:21:26 PM

Battleborn is going f2p, at least for the multiplayer portion.  I don't think they had much of a choice since they really shit the bed releasing at the same time as Overwatch, which curb stomped Battleborn hard.

http://www.mmorpg.com/battleborn/news/free-trial-features-unlimited-competitive-experience-1000044464
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Reply #3725 on: June 20, 2017, 01:03:42 AM

New expansion for Darkest Dungeon with vampires.

Anyone planning on getting it and then helping me plan if I should get it ?

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Reply #3726 on: June 21, 2017, 02:14:05 PM

I'm planning on getting it once I no longer have a job.  Is that good enough?

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Reply #3727 on: June 21, 2017, 02:24:21 PM

 ACK!

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Reply #3728 on: June 23, 2017, 08:05:49 AM

It must be opposite day for Yegolev.  Again.

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Reply #3729 on: June 23, 2017, 08:00:20 PM

Every day is opposite day for Yeg.
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Reply #3730 on: June 23, 2017, 08:16:40 PM

Except opposite day, of course.

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Reply #3731 on: June 26, 2017, 12:33:39 PM

Just a heads up, Playstation is having a Flash Sale.

I got Lords of the Fallen for $3. So far, it's a challenging game that scratches my loot gathering, monster killing itch.
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Reply #3732 on: June 26, 2017, 03:56:01 PM

http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic

I can't wait to not be able to buy one! It'll be so fun not finding one for my sister to buy my nephew as well! Yay. Go Nintendo.


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Reply #3733 on: June 26, 2017, 06:31:53 PM

It will be even better not having access to those titles on my Switch - what's the upper limit on all 21 games' memory, like 150mb?
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Reply #3734 on: June 27, 2017, 09:42:27 AM

The whole SNES library is about 2.5 Gig give or take, including multiple versions of the same game per region. The average game size was 48 MBit or 6 Megabyte
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Reply #3735 on: June 27, 2017, 09:43:41 AM

Also the first preorder batch of the SNES Classic was available today and is already mega sold out.
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Reply #3736 on: June 27, 2017, 10:00:49 AM

My SNES is still up and running. Glad I don't have to try and find one should I want to play Zelda again. 

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Reply #3737 on: June 27, 2017, 10:28:00 AM

I wonder if the SNES games will also be ROMs Nintendo downloaded off the Internet, like they did with the NES Classic Edition. The hanker group that jail broke the NES mini checked the ROM headers of the included games and found that some were straight from popular ROM collections.
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Reply #3738 on: June 27, 2017, 02:10:10 PM

I wonder if the SNES games will also be ROMs Nintendo downloaded off the Internet, like they did with the NES Classic Edition. The hanker group that jail broke the NES mini checked the ROM headers of the included games and found that some were straight from popular ROM collections.

Seems fair.   awesome, for real

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Reply #3739 on: June 27, 2017, 10:17:35 PM

Is there anything on this machine worth getting that cannot already be had via a Wii, WiiU or Switch?  In other words, I don't get it.

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Reply #3740 on: June 28, 2017, 01:12:32 PM

I believe that there is something particular about the version of Star Fox 2 on the device.  Something along the lines of "it's the complete finished version of the game" or somesuch.

I also don't get why they don't sell one with the entire library on it for about $100.  I might actually consider that.  Assuming that Nintendo produced enough that I could find one in a store, and not on Amazon/Ebay for 3x what they paid for it.

Like that Animal Crossing 3DS I wanted to buy for my wife, but never saw outside of Amazon as a resale. #notbittertoitallybitter
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