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Re: Videogame News

Post by Flabyo » July 19th, 2019, 6:34 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Three years after its initial launch, Overwatch is finally going to implement role queue.
Yeah, I think it’s going to be a much better play experience with this change. People will still complain about you picking ‘the wrong hero’, but at least the teams will always be somewhat balanced compared to ‘oh, everyone picked dps so I suppose I have to pick support or we’ll just straight up lose’ that you get now in the mid to low ranks of ranked play.

Being rated separately for the three roles is going to lead to some interesting things as well. I fully expect my ranking for tank to be higher than my current rank is in the overall system, and that my rank for dps will be somewhat lower. But I may actually discover I’m not as good a tank player as I think I am...

They’re at pains to say this has been in the works for over a year, and that it’s not a direct reaction to the fairly stale 3 tank 3 support meta that has made a lot of the league a dull watch this season, but there’s no doubt it’s going to make the league quite different for the final stage of this season...

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Stanshall » July 19th, 2019, 7:56 am

Re: Switch tech feedback.

Ive had no scratches from the dock, no dodgy WiFi, battery is fine for my needs (train from Manchester to Bristol or London is absolutely no issue), no warping or cracking.

I got two sets of Joycons at launch and they both had connectivity issues when separated from the system, whereby the controller was apparently blocked by my own leg or the coffee table or a ghost. That's really poor, but I never use them separately anyway, and I use the Switch 90% docked, if not more.

I find it pretty uncomfortable handheld but I still managed to put in 300hrs of Isaac when that first came out, mostly portable, so it couldn't have been that bad. That said, the Satisfye grip completely solves that issue. Completely. One of the best things I've bought in the last couple of years.

I also got the LAN adapter and that made a noticeable difference to my connection quality and download speeds, so I'd recommend that, as well. Obviously, you do still get crap connections in Smash or whatever but at least now I know it's not at my end.

I'd get a genuine upgrade XL model with a larger screen but I'm not interested in a battery efficiency revision. I'm not really interested in a 4K Switch either, not least because it is obviously never, ever, ever happening.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by clippa » July 19th, 2019, 8:12 am

I don't really do handheld gaming any more, but third party grips were always an essential for me, they were always cheap enough so you could experiment and find the perfect one.

Might not have been the exact one, but this design for the gameboy sp was perfect, for example.

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Post by Alex79uk » August 8th, 2019, 5:37 pm

Not sure how much interest there is for this, but the XIII remake is delayed to next year:

https://www.justpushstart.com/2019/08/x ... ntil-2020/

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Post by clippa » August 17th, 2019, 2:31 pm

This headline made me chuckle.
Borderlands 3 Will Have Denuvo DRM on Epic Store-Exclusive PC Release
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It's like Wile E Coyotes figured out there's more meat on a reactionary neckbeard.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » August 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm

That new Cherry Hunter SoR4 trailer is pretty cool.

Cherry looks fun and is the daughter of Adam which is real cool but the stand out for me was the music by Motohiro Kawashima and the quick sighting of a battered Shiva.

Gotta be honest, although I’m not totally convinced by the aesthetic just yet - this is shaping up nicely.

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Post by Flabyo » August 19th, 2019, 6:51 pm

With Streets of Rage 4 and River City Girls it looks like being a fun time for fans of the belt scroller.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » August 19th, 2019, 7:00 pm

Yeah man, I’m getting pretty excited to be honest.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Alex79uk » August 19th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Suits wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Gotta be honest, although I’m not totally convinced by the aesthetic just yet - this is shaping up nicely.
Yeah, I just don't like it. It's too clean, too crisp, almost Flash like. Reminds me a bit of that Alien Hominid game, or Castle Crashers. I really wish they'd stayed sprite based.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » August 19th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Suits wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Gotta be honest, although I’m not totally convinced by the aesthetic just yet - this is shaping up nicely.
Yeah, I just don't like it. It's too clean, too crisp, almost Flash like. Reminds me a bit of that Alien Hominid game, or Castle Crashers. I really wish they'd stayed sprite based.
I kind of like how it actually looks, I think it looks cool. The characters could be maybe more defined but I think it looks cool and stylish.

I’m just not sure that’s how I want my SoR4 to look.

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Post by Alex79uk » August 20th, 2019, 6:45 am

Well yeah that's more what I meant. I do like that style in general, kind of 2D cell shaded almost, but not for SoR.

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