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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » December 19th, 2018, 1:19 pm

On a personal note, I’m really looking to 2019’s releases/news.

There’s some exciting stuff in the Nintendo pipes.

Yoshi, Luigi’s Mansion 3, then hopefully some more concrete news on Metroid, Animal Crossing (although the chances of those being 2019 are getting slimmer I feel).

I’m still not that ready for next generation, it still feels relatively recently that the .5 consoles came out.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by countstex » December 19th, 2018, 2:59 pm

Ah, well I haven't been on the Nintendo ship since the Wii so nothing for me on that front.
And I'm pretty sure we are settling in to an 8 year cycle with a 4 year hardware refresh.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Flabyo » December 19th, 2018, 4:18 pm

The first quarter is pretty quiet at the moment (if you’re not interested in Kingdom Hearts).

E3 is going to be quiet this year I think, Sony aren’t going at all (which points to them wanting to keep their powder dry for a ps5 announcement later in the year), Nintendo will be keeping to their usual thing of talking about stuff whenever they want to using the Directs.

I do think we’ll start seeing the first inkling of the next round of consoles, but I can’t see any pricing or release info coming.

However, traditionally these ‘transition’ years can also bring the most surprising and strong third party work (Final Fantasy 6 and Chrono Trigger, for example).

2019 is going to be the year where the current in vogue monetisation methods will start to drain away. The change to the way the Chinese market is going to be regulated going forward as well means you’re going to see a lot of companies tied to those business models really struggle. Now that might not seem like it matters, but the biggest players there like Tencent pretty much own everything that makes the AAA console side work too.

It’ll be a year of mass studio closures, government legislation, and even less risk taking from the mainstream publishers. But also a year where esports will be stronger than ever, and small third party projects will fill the gap left by first party teams all working on games we won’t see for years.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by KSubzero1000 » December 19th, 2018, 4:23 pm

Flabyo wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 4:18 pm
The first quarter is pretty quiet at the moment (if you’re not interested in Kingdom Hearts).
When does the first quarter end exactly, March? Because the majority of the 2019 AAA titles I'm looking forward to (RE2, Sekiro, DMCV, FE Three Houses) are all set to release within the winter-spring period. I wouldn't discount it just yet.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by ratsoalbion » December 19th, 2018, 4:44 pm

Yeah, as ever it depends entirely on what you’re into but Q1 2019 is set to see the releases of (among many others):

Ace Combat 7
Resident Evil 2
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
Tropico 6
Kingdom Hearts III
Psyvariar Delta
Trials Rising
Crackdown 3
Dead or Alive 6
Jump Force
Steins;Gate Elite
Anthem
Metro Exodus
Dirt Rally 2.0
Devil May Cry 5
The Division 2
Sekiro

As well as remasters of Onimusha 1, Tales of Vesperia, Bowser’s Inside Story and NSMBU.

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Post by Flabyo » December 19th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Yeah, like I said, pretty quiet... (nothing there I’d buy myself, heh)

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Re: Videogame News

Post by duskvstweak » December 19th, 2018, 6:20 pm

I wonder how Jump Force will do in a post-Dragonball FighterZ/Smash Bros. Ultimate world?

I think I'm gonna wait on Onimusha for the (hopefully) inevitable trilogy pack.

Definitly going to play Tales of Vesperia, since I missed it the first time around.

And, as of now, I have no interest in playing Anthem, but I really hope it's good enough to change my mind and not be another "sales did not meet expectations, EA dissolved Bioware" situation.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » December 19th, 2018, 6:53 pm

Wow, yeah, Anthem - remember that.

Kind of all gone a bit quiet that for a Q1 hasn’t it !?.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by duskvstweak » December 19th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Suits wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Wow, yeah, Anthem - remember that.

Kind of all gone a bit quiet that for a Q1 hasn’t it !?.
Just a real quick spot during the Game Awards and even that was just more of the same.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by KissMammal » December 19th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Very much looking forward to Trials Rising. Been waiting for a Trials game on Switch since the console was released. Seems like such a perfect fit.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by countstex » December 20th, 2018, 11:27 am

Well Tropico 6 is something I will pick up at some point, but as I'm still working through the achievements in 3 it will be a while before I need to get that ;) And I've barely scratched the surface of the first Dirt Rally. So yeah, guess I'm just getting old and out of touch!

Oh Division 2 might be something. My wife and I really enjoyed playing through the first, if you ignore political aspects of the game and just enjoy the solid gunplay. Or I just pretend it's not set in the US but post Brexit Britian ;)

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » January 18th, 2019, 9:15 am

This isn't news but I didn't know where else to put it.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... e-ever-had

It's just a nice story that makes you feel warm and fuzzy about gaming. The culture can be so depressingly negative sometimes that it's nice to be reminded how lovely and innocent it can be.

C&R can often serve much the same purpose so I thought people on here might like it.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by DomsBeard » January 18th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 9:15 am
This isn't news but I didn't know where else to put it.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... e-ever-had

It's just a nice story that makes you feel warm and fuzzy about gaming. The culture can be so depressingly negative sometimes that it's nice to be reminded how lovely and innocent it can be.

C&R can often serve much the same purpose so I thought people on here might like it.
Great story. Maybe Jay can become Gamemaster and emulate the late great Sir Patrick Moore and answer and game related questions for people stuck in the Patreon cast? :)

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Chopper » January 18th, 2019, 5:11 pm

Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 9:15 am
The culture can be so depressingly negative sometimes that it's nice to be reminded how lovely and innocent it can be.
Yes, notable that no actual 'gamers' were involved in the story :lol:

A nice one though.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Scrustle » January 28th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Eurogamer put a really interesting piece exploring the recent collapse of Starbreeze. Very interesting, if sad. I had a few of these points before, about how they were effectively taken over by Overkill and that there was trouble brewing between the two brothers who ran the company, but this goes far more in-depth. It's sad that we lost what was at one point such a great studio. At least now we have Machine Games carrying on that torch in a way.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... starbreeze

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Re: Videogame News

Post by James » January 28th, 2019, 5:38 pm

countstex wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 11:27 am
Oh Division 2 might be something. My wife and I really enjoyed playing through the first, if you ignore political aspects of the game and just enjoy the solid gunplay. Or I just pretend it's not set in the US but post Brexit Britian ;)
"Ignore the political aspects" might as well be Ubisoft's catchphrase. They seem open to politically-charged settings and themes, but (for me) pull their punches and/or fluff the execution. Recently, for me, Wildlands did this, but I've heard similar rumblings about Far Cry 5.

On a wider note, I keep feeling a pull towards the likes of Destiny 2, Anthem and The Division 2. I would be playing mostly solo, which is less than ideal. I also played the campaigns of Destiny and Destiny 2, but ran out of steam thereafter, and couldn't get into Warframe, though (unfairly) I only played for a couple of hours. I guess it's the fun I had with Borderlands/2 that draws me to loot shooters, despite being left scratching my head at the games-as-service variants that I've tried. :|

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Re: Videogame News

Post by countstex » January 28th, 2019, 7:05 pm

James wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:38 pm
countstex wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 11:27 am
Oh Division 2 might be something. My wife and I really enjoyed playing through the first, if you ignore political aspects of the game and just enjoy the solid gunplay. Or I just pretend it's not set in the US but post Brexit Britian ;)
"Ignore the political aspects" might as well be Ubisoft's catchphrase. They seem open to politically-charged settings and themes, but (for me) pull their punches and/or fluff the execution. Recently, for me, Wildlands did this, but I've heard similar rumblings about Far Cry 5.

On a wider note, I keep feeling a pull towards the likes of Destiny 2, Anthem and The Division 2. I would be playing mostly solo, which is less than ideal. I also played the campaigns of Destiny and Destiny 2, but ran out of steam thereafter, and couldn't get into Warframe, though (unfairly) I only played for a couple of hours. I guess it's the fun I had with Borderlands/2 that draws me to loot shooters, despite being left scratching my head at the games-as-service variants that I've tried. :|
Yeah Borderlands are staples of ours, but as you state they are designed at small co-op/solo games and other than the super late game raid bosses work perfectly well as single player games. All the newer games rely way too much on have a full squad. Even Gears 4 messed up horde mode by making it way too much for just two players. It's a shame there aren't more games that can pull off the loot systems for single/small player count games. Diablo III does a good job of it, should that have somehow passed you by.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » February 2nd, 2019, 8:17 am

In news that is a month old: the announcement of Esp.Ra.De as the next M2 Shot Triggers game was disclosed last year, however...

1. There is also the possibility of Shot Trigger titles on the Switch, which is a great fit for those sort of titles
2. The possibility of The Great Ragtime Show (aka Boogie Wings) is in negotiations, which also didn't get ported to anything previously. Great game.
3. News, not only of a news Aleste game, but of a M2 Aleste game... so very much hope that's true...

Lot's of whispers and rumours, so time will tell what actually develops.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » February 2nd, 2019, 8:26 am

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 8:17 am
In news that is a month old: the announcement of Esp.Ra.De as the next M2 Shot Triggers game was disclosed last year, however...

1. There is also the possibility of Shot Trigger titles on the Switch, which is a great fit for those sort of titles
2. The possibility of The Great Ragtime Show (aka Boogie Wings) is in negotiations, which also didn't get ported to anything previously. Great game.
3. News, not only of a news Aleste game, but of a M2 Aleste game... so very much hope that's true...

Lot's of whispers and rumours, so time will tell what actually develops.
I've been a gamer for nearly 30 years, and you've successfully said a of bunch names and stuff that I've never heard of in my life there mate! I've heard of a Switch, and M2, but the rest of it..... :shock: :lol:

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Re: Videogame News

Post by ratsoalbion » February 2nd, 2019, 9:01 am

You sure you’ve never heard of Super Aleste on the SNES?


I wthink we mentioned Esp.Ra.De in our Cave show (though you could certainly be forgiven for missing that)!

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