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Re: Videogame News

Post by Flabyo » December 9th, 2019, 6:39 am

Well no. Not giving a shit about a game that asks way more than it gives when it’s a genre you don’t particularly enjoy in the first place is.

I don’t get the hostility I get when I mention I don’t like a particular darling of the community? Am I not allowed to dislike things now?

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Re: Videogame News

Post by KSubzero1000 » December 9th, 2019, 7:06 am

...What hostility? :shock:

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Re: Videogame News

Post by ratsoalbion » December 9th, 2019, 7:16 am

There was no hostility from me whatsoever.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Michiel K » December 9th, 2019, 9:09 am

Everybody is just recounting their subjective experience with PlatinumGames’ games, right? Nobody can tell you how you should be feeling and I don’t think anyone is.

Personally I’m in the “Thank the gaming gods for Platinum” camp. Without them, there would be a whole lot less for me to be excited about in current day gaming. “Soulless” would be the opposite word of what I’d describe their games with, but then again it’s a bit of a funny thing to try and determine that some games have (a) soul and others don’t... maybe even unfair to developers and a judgment on their efforts or how much they put into their projects.

I also think most of P*’s games can be engaged with on a fairly casual level if you don’t care about combat rankings, as opposed to say Itagaki’s Ninja Gaiden, which forces you to learn its systems inside out just to make it through the game.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Alex79uk » December 9th, 2019, 9:18 am

Yep, I just button mash the hell out of them.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by clippa » December 9th, 2019, 2:40 pm

Michiel K wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 9:09 am
maybe even unfair to developers and a judgment on their efforts or how much they put into their projects.
That's a fair comment. It's just a subjective feeling I get while playing their games. I'm trying to convey why I don't enjoy playing them.
It's probably not the right word, I'm not very good with words, it's not meant to be a damning smack-down of their efforts.
I'm fully aware that I'm part of a very small minority, there's a reason why they're so revered.

Hollow, maybe? I think that's intentional. They're meant to be flashy spectacles, they're meant to be showy and over the top like arcade machines and the mechanical depth is optional and below the surface if you want to engage with it.
Again, as a shmup spod, I should be dripping, it all works on paper but I've yet to play one that grabbed me. There's time yet.

Probably still not the right word.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Flabyo » December 9th, 2019, 3:44 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 7:16 am
There was no hostility from me whatsoever.
Apologies, mid crunch at the moment and I’m struggling to even work out what day it is...

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Re: Videogame News

Post by ratsoalbion » December 9th, 2019, 4:05 pm

No worries!

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Re: Videogame News

Post by clippa » December 12th, 2019, 10:26 pm

Brexit blind peasants giving lord womble a leg up the tree of country befuckery, or the gaming adverts with the dead eyed dorito pope.



Think I'll just go to bed, forever.
That blizzard thing sent me a bit stabby, I'm not in the right frame of mind to sit through more of that.

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Game of The Year

Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Game Direction

Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna)

Best Narrative

A Plague Tale: Innocence (Asobo/Focus Home)
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Art Direction

Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Grezzo/Nintendo)

Best Score/Music

Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games/Nintendo)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)

Best Audio Design

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)

Best Performance

Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds
Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden, Control
Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz, Gears 5
Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Death Stranding
Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling, Control
Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges, Death Stranding

Games for Impact

Concrete Genie (Pixelopus/SIE)
Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver)
Kind Words (Popcannibal)
Life is Strange 2 (Dontnod/Square Enix)
Sea of Solitude (Jo-Mei Games/EA)

Best Ongoing Game

Apex Legends (Respawn)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Independent Game

Baba Is You (Hempuli)
Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
Katana ZERO (Askiisoft/Devoler Digital)
Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna)
Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Best Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile (TiMi Studios/Activision)
GRINDSTONE (Capybara Games)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)
Sky: Children of Light (Thatgamecompany)
What the Golf? (Tribland)

Best Community Support

Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best VR/AR Game

Asgard's Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios)
Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio/SIE)
Beat Saber (Beat Games)
No Man's Sky (Hello Games)
Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games)

Best Action Game

Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Astral Chain (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom/Capcom)
Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
Metro Exodus (4A Games/Deep Silver)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K)
Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Grezzo/Nintendo)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)

Best RPG

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)
The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Fighting Game

Dead or Alive 6 (Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo)
Jump Force (Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco)
Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm/WBIE)
Samurai Showdown (SNK/Athlon)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo)

Best Family Game

Luigi's Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo)
Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo)
Yoshi's Crafted World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Triumph Studios/Paradox)
Anno 1800 (Blue Byte/Ubisoft)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Intelligent Systems/Koei Tecmo/Nintendo)
Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly/Sega)
Tropico 6 (Limbic Entertainment/Kalypso Media)
Wargroove (Chucklefish)

Best Sports/Racing Game

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Beenox/Activision)
DiRT Rally 2.0 (Codemasters)
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (PES Productions/Konami)
F1 2019 (Codemasters)
FIFA 20 (EA Sports)

Best Multiplayer Game

Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Tetris 99 (Arika/Nintendo)
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft)

Fresh Indie Game

ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
Nomada Studio for Gris
DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
Mega Crit for Slay the Spire
House House for Untitled Goose Game

Content Creator of the Year

Jack "Courage" Dunlop
Benjamin "Dr. Lupo" Lupo
Soleil "Ewok" Wheeler
David "Grefg" Martínez
Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
DOTA2 (Valve)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Overwatch (Blizzard)

Best Esports Player

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf (Immortals, Fortnite)
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom, League of Legends)
Luka "Perkz" Perkovic (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
Oleksandr "S1mple" Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CSGO)
Jay "Sinatraa" Won (SF Shock, Overwatch)

Best Esports Team

Astralis (CS:GO)
G2 Esports (LOL)
OG (DOTA2)
San Francisco Shock (OWL)
Team Liquid (CS:GO)

Best Esports Event

2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
EVO 2019
Fortnite World Cup
IEM Katowice 2019
League of Legends World Championship 2019
The International 2019

Best Esports Coach

Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag (Team Liquid, CS:GO)
Nu-ri ‘Cain’ Jang (Team Liquid, LOL)
Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann (G2 Esports, LOL)
Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, LOL)
Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz (OG, DOTA2)
Danny ‘Zonic’ Sørensen (Astralis, CSGO)

Best Esports Host

Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
Alex "Machine" Richardson
Paul "Redeye" Chaloner
Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Chopper » December 13th, 2019, 8:16 am

Chin up, Clippa :(


Wolf Among Us 2 in the works!

Returning to work on The Wolf Among Us 2 via AdHoc are directors Nick Herman and Dennis Lenart, along with writer Pierre Shorette. Also returning are the award-winning voice actors, Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, and Erin Yvette as Snow White and composer Jared Emerson-Johnson. Additionally, Telltale Games’ former vice president of engineering, Zac Litton, has joined the new Telltale team as chief technology officer.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Alex79uk » December 13th, 2019, 11:16 am

Over the moon with that. The original was my favorite Telltale series by a mile. So good, and I've just started reading Fables again, perfect timing!

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Re: Videogame News

Post by FemalePheromones » December 13th, 2019, 12:34 pm

No mention of Xbox Series X yet or have I just not seen it?

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » December 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm

FemalePheromones wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 12:34 pm
No mention of Xbox Series X yet or have I just not seen it?
It’s kind of convinced me (and that GamePass is slowly becoming a fully fledged service on PC) that now is the time to build a PC again.

It’s an investment but one that can develop over time.

So I get a PC that can run the MS you want to play and everything else in between (Steam, etc..), with the added benefits of also having a PC for PC stuff.

Then Sony for Sony and Nintendo for Nintendo.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Alex79uk » December 13th, 2019, 1:22 pm

The first PS5 game trailer is out!



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Sorry, dozed off there for a minute.

What a painfully dull looking, generic yawnfest!

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Chopper » December 13th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Suits wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm


It’s kind of convinced me (and that GamePass is slowly becoming a fully fledged service on PC) that now is the time to build a PC again.

It’s an investment but one that can develop over time.

So I get a PC that can run the MS you want to play and everything else in between (Steam, etc..), with the added benefits of also having a PC for PC stuff.

Then Sony for Sony and Nintendo for Nintendo.
This approach makes sense to me too - I admit I am starting to question the Playstation a bit (I'm not sure if it is just the gaming press that is responsible for bigging up MS or Sony every couple of years, or if it is just the business cycle) and I'll certainly have a good look at the next Xbox, but having a PC bridges the gap nicely.

Also, you'll be able to play this Suits! :D



Alex - complete shit, why did they bother?

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » December 13th, 2019, 1:39 pm

Chopper wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Also, you'll be able to play this Suits! :D
You know this 😄.

There’s been quite a few times I’ve wished I had a PC, I have an iMac but, you know.

A nice PC is very appealing.

The Sony stuff is kind of forced. If you want the GoW’s, Horizon’s, Bloodstained’s, etc... you need that box.

But if you want the Halo’s....... well, you have options now.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Scrustle » December 13th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Kind of surprised there hasn't been more talk of the Game Awards announcements here. Or at least this one...

Hellblade 2!


Mixed feelings on this though. I loved Hellblade and I admit the idea of more of it is appealing, but at the same time it didn't feel like it was a game that needed to have a follow-up. Even though the story did leave a kind of open ending, it felt like it did exactly what it was made to do perfectly, and digging back in to it is kind of unnecessary. Not that there's nothing they could do there, but still. I'm getting flashbacks to how I felt when they announced Unravel 2. And when I played that, I was pretty disappointed with it because of these exact kinds of worries. But also I am glad that Ninja Theory are still (for now at least) making bold and artistically striking games under Microsoft, and that they haven't been watered down to make something bland and widely appealing. And the idea of what they could achieve with the technical expertise they showed with the first game, but given a much bigger budget, has a lot of potential.

And another that stood out to me:


As a little animated short on its own, I really like that trailer. Has some impressive art and a nice arc to it that I probably wouldn't have known was NMH3 at first if I hadn't already seen that fuzzy alien character being promoted before. It looks like it's moving away from the gritty and grounded tone of the first game, which I'm not so sure on. I mean, the series was already slowly doing that ever since NMH2, but here is taking it to another level. But on the other hand, I can see how there is a similar spirit to it in that it's trying to take some kind of dark satirical dig at common trends in nerdy media. Still remaining cautiously optimistic about it.

Also that Godfall thing piqued my interest a bit. Although that was probably only because the sword that the character had looked like the Infinity Blade. Always thought that IP would work really well as a fleshed out console style action RPG. But it wasn't that, sooo meh. Very generic name.

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