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  • Civilization 6's sexist leaders are getting tweaked

  • Kami 16/02/2018

    @disusedgenius - I can understand that, perhaps make "Nuclear Overlord Ghandi" a checkable option in a menu somewhere...

    edit; Or level it a bit and make more Alternate Leader variations with varying silly results...
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  • Kami 16/02/2018

    @disusedgenius - Nuclear Ghandi is a running joke and I'm sure they're doing it on purpose now. Which I'm kind of okay with but I'd at least like some visual changes as he goes from "I harm no-one" to "Here's my nukes, now bring me my wenches!"

    And yes, it's all a little clumsy but that's the Civ series for you, it's always been a tad rough around the edges and it's very often needed a lot of tinkering under the hood. I love its charms and everything but it is often a pound of good ideas in a half-pound bag...
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  • Dynasty Warriors 9 review - long-awaited reboot falls flat

  • Kami 14/02/2018

    @porkface - Hey, you can't ignore the original game. I can't anyway because it's bloody hilarious that this series sprouted from what was a pretty rudimentary Soul Edge-alike.

    But no, this series doesn't really work as an open-world game. I'm more surprised they haven't taken more key lessons from their crossovers, the Nintendo ones in particular, as adding in interesting new mechanisms like the Item Wheel and the Grid System and Unit Orders and stuff like that seems to help haul up, lift and support what's already there.

    I think this is the strange moment where I recommend everything BUT the mainline series...
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  • Kami 14/02/2018

    Uhh, sorry to be "that guy" but...

    Dynasty Warriors, the vanguard of the musou genre having helped start it all some 18 years ago, has born the brunt of the criticisms in recent years...
    I think you'll find that was Dynasty Warriors 2. The original Dynasty Warriors was a 1997 PS1 fighting game with a mere 16 characters *gasp*.
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  • PlayStation's official Nike shoe launch laced with problems

  • Kami 12/02/2018

    @WalnutSoap - Shoes are awesome, we all need them, right?

    I mean, as long as you don't have a thousand pairs with most of them languishing in a cupboard having never been worn and all...
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  • It's 2018 and people are still blaming Grand Theft Auto for speeding

  • Kami 12/02/2018

    @Zero_g - Some people say that's not art but I say they're wrong!

    But seriously, I don't believe movies, music or games make anyone do anything they wouldn't otherwise be inclined to do.

    The guy is supposedly a nervous wreck anyway from the report, surely that would be a better first line of defence than "GTA made me do it guv! Honest!"?
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  • Kami 12/02/2018

    @the_dudefather - Sadly I don't think I can do that on a mobility scooter.

    *ponders*

    No, no Kami. That's a stupid thought and you should absolutely not test this out...
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  • New Fear Effect sequel comes out in March

  • Kami 12/02/2018

    @jabberwocky - Really? Awesome, will probably have a better reason to play the remake then!

    Still, I do recall Retro Helix being the prequel, since the characters had only just met at that point.
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  • Kami 12/02/2018

    I'm figuring this takes place between Fear Effect 2 and the original Fear Effect. Since there's a fairly good reason why this can't really take place AFTER the first Fear Effect...

    Still, glad to see this series getting a revival, even if I am more excited for the remake.
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  • Splatoon 2's main stars are getting their own amiibo

  • Kami 12/02/2018

    I am still amazed Splatoon took off the way it did, and enough that both Off the Hook and Callie and Marie actually have something resembling an actual real musical career.

    Full credit to the team behind Splatoon, wasn't this one of Nintendo's "Garage" projects at one stage? Now it's turning into one of their bigger IP's.

    ... hmm, there's a lesson in there somewhere. Anyone got a canary?
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  • Fire Emblem Warriors' second chunk of character DLC arrives next week

  • Kami 09/02/2018

    @Mr.Spo : The History Mode maps are where I had a lot of fun. Plenty to be doing and more of those maps is fine by me. As people have said, if you're enjoying it - see where you're at once you start tying up some of the History maps.

    If I have a personal gripe - and I do - it's that Fire Emblem: Warriors is nowhere near as challenging as Hyrule Warriors was/is. It shouldn't take most people very long to clear the History Mode; I got it for Christmas and because I had that kind of time (and have spent more time waiting around whilst we sort out paperwork for a new wheelchair), in a couple weeks I had pretty much cleared everything. I was having a ball so I got the Season Pass and got more stuff to do.

    That said, the DLC adds in character specific weapons and upgrades, as well as new skills to inherit and switch up the play style a bit. There's arguably very good reason to buy the DLC in that sense - it amazes me this DLC pack is what introduces Anna's Bow, for example, when I've already had the craziest of good times with her (I never understood "waifu" before but Anna would TOTALLY be my waifu of choice!).

    It's complicated. I was having a good enough time that I spent the cash - perhaps also helped along by the fact it was a present so y'know.

    But seriously, Xenoblade 2 is awesome and you should look at finishing that. :P
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  • Kami 09/02/2018

    Excellent. Can't wait for more of this. Must admit I'd prefer some more actual weapon types but I understand this is the Fire Emblem way and so it must remain as-is...

    Really surprised no-one commented here yet. This game is great!
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  • The Surge 2 announced

  • Kami 07/02/2018

    Echoing the love for The Surge here. It's not perfect, but I liked it and it had some really interesting ideas going on. Good to see it get a sequel.

    ... even though I'd much rather more Lords of the Fallen get more love... I'd have loved LOTF more without all the sound issues and crashing...
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  • Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year

  • Kami 31/01/2018

    @sarcasticjones - I said before years ago, if I had been paid for Nintendo marketing stuff I'd have insisted it took on the much more successful DS branding and called it the Home DS, or HDS. By the time the Wii U landed, the Wii brand was on its way out, so staying with the DS branding would have been a much better idea. It would also have encouraged 3DS games getting ports to the home unit.

    But that's hindsight. It's always 20-20. And without the Wii U, the Switch as it stands probably wouldn't even exist. So the Wii U was just a necessary blip on the road to better things.

    It deserves to do this well. Fire Emblem Warriors is eating the hours for me. Nooooo... don't give me Hyrule Warriors as well it'll destroy me...
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  • You'll soon have to spend twice as much for the same number of reward points at GAME

  • Kami 26/01/2018

    Jeez, can't remember the last time I went into a GAME store. Pretty sure I have a loyalty card somewhere around here, in one of the drawers.

    But after making my niece cry and trying to shunt her with download codes, I will go literally anywhere else than GAME.
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  • Nintendo is shutting down Miitomo, its first smartphone game

  • Kami 26/01/2018

    @Gmessad - I don't know if I want the Mii thing to stay, see an upgrade or y'know, go away entirely. #itscomplicated.

    But I do know that I enjoyed Tomodachi Life a fair bit, and the music scene sharing thing gave us some wonderfully ludicrous moments.

    It also sold 5+ million units. So it's not like it was some weird thing that got overlooked...
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  • Kami 25/01/2018

    I'm kind of hoping this means a new Tomodachi Life game for the Switch is in the works. Reply -1
  • John Cena in talks to star in a Duke Nukem movie

  • Kami 23/01/2018

    @MadJack1812 - My first thought was, "Oh god, Uwe Boll is back."

    Then I saw Michael Bay's supposed involvement and thought, "You know, now I'd prefer Uwe Boll on the project."

    ...

    And now I'm going to take a wirebrush to my body to scrub the disgust off.
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  • Bungie apologises again after another bad week for Destiny 2

  • Kami 19/01/2018

    Sad to see Bungie reduced to this.

    They keep insisting they'll "do better" and they keep cocking things up. Surely fans of this game deserve better?
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  • Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition review

  • Kami 19/01/2018

    @[STARS]TyranT - I am a little bit hard on RE7. I didn't like it in the end, but I appreciate I am a minority on that front.

    It's not just Capcom though - there are many games out there where the business is undermining the content, hence why I said that isolating the game away from the at times ludicrous business practices is an increasingly difficult task.

    I can't envy reviewers right now in that regard.
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  • Kami 19/01/2018

    @spamdangled - You say that, but it must also be pointed out (I don't have a dog in this fight, btw, I tried SF5 - too slow for me, sorry) that with current trends and backlashes that it is also becoming increasingly hard to isolate the actual game underneath. Particularly when the business surrounding game releases has become such a cavalcade of crap lately (and this does get harder on a re-release).

    I don't envy people reviewing games right now; it's a thankless task and there's no right answers in most cases.

    ... I do think a two-year wait for this is a bit daft though. Capcom is kind of pushing this whole "Early Access" thing; RE7 was just as guilty of that, with a chunk of content delayed almost the entire year... I'm not sure I'm okay with that, even if the end results are decent...
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  • Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a bizarre new interactive cardboard toy line

  • Kami 19/01/2018

    @beanchance - I've been thinking about that;

    1 x Labo Software (Which is probably a full-price Ł45 Switch game)

    The Pop-Out-Cut Cardboard; this has to be specifically and carefully designed, manufactured and packaged to avoid damage and/or defects, otherwise it's entirely useless as a product. On Amazon, these range from Ł5 to Ł25, depending on the complexity of the design/model - the more parts, the more complex production is and the more expensive the model set is.

    (Labo is quite complex so let's say it's the full Ł25, meaning we're already up to Ł70!)

    Then there's all the boring stuff - shipping, packaging, handling, taxes and overheads, material costs...

    I don't see Nintendo making much on this.
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  • Kami 17/01/2018

    @Mr.Spo - Nintendo got outside the box, gazed upon the box and thought, "Hmm. What if we just cut it up and rebuilt it?" Reply +14
  • Kami 17/01/2018

    @Cringles88 - I think that also includes the game software as well, which by the looks of it is required to make this stuff come to life.

    It's a really nice idea. I remember this sort of stuff when I was a kid but not like this.

    I'm guessing most of the "cardboard packs" will be sold separately at a much lower cost.
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  • Nintendo Switch announcement tonight to reveal "new interactive experience"

  • Kami 17/01/2018

    I suspect this is probably their Online Network thing, at least it would make sense to be.

    Can't see it being a game or a peripheral, seeing as (a) we just had a Direct last week and Scribblenauts was revealed on its own and (b) I can't see this being a new controller or 3DS at this point, when Switch hype is at fever-pitch.

    The sensible conclusion with the whole "for kids and kids at heart" is the new online network.

    I'm probably wrong, but it just seems like the most obvious and logical conclusion.
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  • Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

  • Kami 11/01/2018

    Should have been called the Elvis Edition.

    Prepare to Die... on the toilet.
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  • Here are 15 video game movies to watch this Christmas

  • Kami 24/12/2017

    @JamieW - You also forgot about Dead or Alive, as has been pointed out already, which I'd argue is better than at least five movies on your list.

    The Holly Candy (formerly Valance) hotel fight scene will go down in infamy...
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  • Splatoon 2 is getting a champagne gun tomorrow!

  • Kami 21/12/2017

    So this is here instead of a magnum then? Okay... Reply +9
  • Retro-bit's Sega deal has us fantasising about a Dreamcast mini

  • Kami 20/12/2017

    The Dreamcast was and still is a thing of absolute beauty.

    To have a mini one on my mantle, under my T.V.? Yes. A million, billion times yes.
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  • Bandai Namco announces two new Switch games

  • Kami 18/12/2017

    @tjtjtj - I'd say that's a relatively safe bet, but also if the aim was to "remake" the game - I'd also probably see that being handed over to another studio. I suspect Miyazaki-san would keep an eye on it, but the blueprint is bulletproof enough that they could get away with adding some additional flair as it were.

    FROM Software really are busy bees these days. I wonder what their super-secret Switch project is.

    Zelda Souls no that's too obvious.
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  • Kami 18/12/2017

    @jinglejangle - the rumours (so take with a pinch of salt) are saying that Dark Souls is getting a full remake/remaster of sorts. No official confirmation but a fair few sites seemed to pick up on the talk so take it as you will.

    Porting the original might have been a tall order though. The PC Port was a bit of a mess and people did blame poorly optimised code and developer inexperience for its problems. Can't imagine it'd be much better on Switch as-is.

    (Would still plough more hours into Scholar of the First Sin though!)
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  • Kami 18/12/2017

    @tjtjtj - With great power comes something yadda yadda oh wait that's another licensed IP... Reply +2
  • Kami 18/12/2017

    I suspect any major new game announcements from third party publishers will be corralled into proper Direct presentations, supposedly there's one planned for the new year. Well, if you can take anything an "EA Employee" says seriously, of course. You may stop laughing now.

    (That said, I'd much rather a new Souls game/spin-off for the Switch. I appreciate I am a very small minority on this though.)
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  • So, what happened with Pokémon Stars?

  • Kami 15/12/2017

    @Big_Jim - I argued that a big hitter like Pokémon was always going to be second year at the earliest; time to optimise it for a new platform, and time to get supply issues and install base sorted.

    Plus, again I argued this back last year and earlier this year, the first-year support for the Switch was clearly a given with Mario and Zelda. But they were going to need a second barrel shot for the Holiday 2018 season, something that just drove those sales again, and Pokémon was arguably the best ammo they had for this. You know, just in case third party support wasn't quite there yet (or if at all).

    Who knows, it may still be better to wait until Holiday 2019. Pokémon X and Y didn't come in for two and a half years after the 3DS launched, after all (3DS = March 2011. X and Y - October 2013).

    And third parties - if they're all wanting to take the Switch seriously - may prefer a period where they can get a little time in the sun as well, before Nintendo splurges over the market with Metroid and Pokémon...
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  • PlayStation Experience 2017 live report

  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Oh well. Next thing is the Nintendo Direct in January isn't it? Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    I feel like Nintendo and Sony had some sort of Freaky Friday thing this year. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    And now ninjas. Because Ninjas make everything better. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Oh it's a remake of the first game. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Oooh MediEvil? Sir Daniel Fortesque! Reply +1
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Orphan of Kos? Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    But there are two spots on the sofa still empty! Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Wait, that's it? Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    ... this might say horrible things about me but this really could use a streaker or something to liven things up. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Is that like a Yeti or Santa Claus? Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    @Fahrenkite - Ahh, yeah, maybe that's the reason. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    But... but... nipples! Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Nipples. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Three Famous Blokes And A Baby. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    That weird radar thingy bothers me for some reason and I don't know why. Maybe I'm just used to the pings from Alien or Enemy Zero. Reply 0
  • Kami 09/12/2017

    Or is this gonna be a repeat of last nights trailer? Reply 0