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Re: Videogame News

Post by Scrustle » September 1st, 2019, 2:29 pm

There's a problem with keeping this sort of thing quiet until after legal action has been taken and settled. In a lot of cases (maybe even most, don't know from the top of my head) this sort of thing is very hard to actually prove forensically, especially when a lot of time has passed after the incident. Which is likely the way things will go, given victims are often too traumatised to come forward in those early stages. And keeping quiet like that also helps feed in to a cultural attitude that shields the predators.

It's a really tough and tragic situation. This sort of thing definitely needs to be taken seriously and responsibly, in a way that allows people to feel comfortable coming forward and getting the help they need. But when that can lead to a situation like this, it just makes things worse. I don't think anyone immediately involved in the situation would have wanted this to happen. I hope this doesn't make it harder for victims to come forward now with these stories in case they feel it could result in something else like this.

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Post by macstat » September 1st, 2019, 3:38 pm

Im on the similar boat as Alex or Subzero. Its definitelly a messed up situation with a lot of things that we are not aware of.
Since we will never know what actually transpired the only thing this leads to is strengthening our own biases.

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Post by Alex79uk » September 2nd, 2019, 12:34 pm

Brand new Shovel Knight game announced. I'm very in to this!

https://nintendoeverything.com/shovel-k ... announced/

I'm getting notes of Megaman, Hollow Knight and Mr Driller from the trailer...


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Post by macstat » September 3rd, 2019, 6:21 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Brand new Shovel Knight game announced. I'm very in to this!
you might even say you dig it. :)

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Post by Alex79uk » September 3rd, 2019, 8:09 pm

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Post by clippa » September 4th, 2019, 5:55 pm

The Legend of Bum-bo release date trailer.


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Post by Chopper » September 5th, 2019, 10:02 am

Return of the Obra Dinn coming to console 'this Fall'. Which must be in the next two months, right?

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Post by KSubzero1000 » September 5th, 2019, 10:07 am

Oh, PS4 too? Nice! :o

The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe is set to come out this year as well. Good stuff all around.

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Post by Chopper » September 5th, 2019, 12:13 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:07 am
Oh, PS4 too? Nice! :o
Yes! Will either of us be able to get the platinum trophy? :D

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Post by Chopper » September 6th, 2019, 11:40 am



Pretty odd and distinctive looking pinball-based [Wait! Come back, where are you going?] dungeon crawler(?) coming on all platforms except PS4 September 6.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » September 6th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Doesn't look half bad, actually.

I like games with a unique gameplay hook and design philosophy. This is inherently more interesting to me than yet another uninspired second rate Metroidvania or Diablo clone.

On the list it goes!

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » September 6th, 2019, 1:57 pm

Although very different, Yoku's Island Express combined pinball mechanics with a 2D metroidvania to produce something really quite excellent, so I'm up for more pinball-based genre mash-ups!

Who knows, maybe it'll become to next niche hipster sub-genre of choice!

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Post by Chopper » September 6th, 2019, 4:09 pm

:lol:

Yoku's was pretty pain- and penalty-free pinball, I wonder if this one is the same (I have my doubts). Agreed that it looks very nice. It has just appeared on the Steam Store for the princely sum of 11.24€

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Post by Alex79uk » September 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm

I wouldn't say that was very pinball to be honest (the Creature In The Well game I mean). I can see where that comes from, but I think it looks more like a modernised version of Arkanoid with a bit of the Furi projectile parrying mechanic thrown in. Certainly looks interesting. Can't decide if I like the art style or not at the moment.

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Post by clippa » September 8th, 2019, 10:27 pm

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Still got my finger on the pulse.

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Post by Chopper » September 9th, 2019, 8:58 am

Alex79uk wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm
I wouldn't say that was very pinball to be honest (the Creature In The Well game I mean). I can see where that comes from, but I think it looks more like a modernised version of Arkanoid with a bit of the Furi projectile parrying mechanic thrown in. Certainly looks interesting. Can't decide if I like the art style or not at the moment.
I saw someone describe it as a 'pinball-adjacent game'. :)
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Reviews haven't been that kind in any case.

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Post by clippa » September 9th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Chopper wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 8:58 am
cbeebies
:lol: Yeah, but that's not always a bad thing. Looking after my nephew when he was a squelcher and having an excuse to watch all those shows was fab. They really help slow everything down and put things back into perspective.
Peggle x dungeon crawler sounds like a very potent drug cocktail to me. I could easily lose years of my life to that if they get the mix just right.
My brain rotting and dribbling out of my ears, staring vacantly through the screen, my left mouse button finger rhythmically clicking away ♪♫♬What's the story at Balamory♪♫♬

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Post by Alex79uk » September 13th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Llamasoft documentary goes live on Kickstarter: https://www.hardcoregamer.com/2019/09/1 ... er/357373/

Should be pretty interesting. Jeff Minter is an absolute gaming legend, his psychadelic shooters have captivated people for decades, and I'm sure nobody knows quite what's going on in his head, least of all him :lol:

I shall look forward to watching it.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by clippa » September 15th, 2019, 1:46 am

clippa wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Roundguard
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Oh god, this is everything I hoped for/feared. This is my life now. Got 5th place on the leaderboard on my first go, that's impressive, innit? I'm a goodboy.

Look at how cute the devs are :lol: Looks like they're about to do brother and sister rolling skating on britain's got talent or something - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dl4RhQGU4AEQzwO.jpg

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