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  • Tearaway is being retold on PS4 as Tearaway Unfolded

  • Nikanoru 12/08/2014

    @samharper
    Every game will always be better on its original hardware though...
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  • Not for everyone: exploring the strange pleasures of exclusivity

  • Nikanoru 09/08/2014

    I'm not sure I'm entirely on board with the idea in the article of considering exclusives as being defined by the groups of people that will play them, rather than by the hardware.

    That's what system exclusives are to me, and that's why IMO most of the best games ever made are exclusives: they represent an expression of a certain piece of hardware, of how it can really shine if a team of people put their mind to it, and they show its unique quirks.

    You could say exclusives bring to light the very soul of a games machine, in a way that multiplatform games never could.

    Of course it's not so much the case nowadays as it was in the 8, 16 and 32/64 bit eras when all systems were much more different from each other than they are now.

    But still, there's something beautiful about a well-made exclusive, which is why it makes me sad every time there's another one of those HD re-masters or ports-after-the-fact and you can see all the leftovers and loose ends and tiny little broken corners resulting from the porting process.
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  • Nikanoru 09/08/2014

    @CloudXIV Unacceptable. EVERYTHING must be HD nowadays, don't you know? Reply 0
  • Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to savour

  • Nikanoru 09/08/2014

    @Gnort Lol, while you're at it wait for the "inevitable" Zelda Collection for Xbox One! Has about the same chance of happening.

    Meanwhile us normal people will just play the game.
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 09/08/2014

    @Lync Stuff that was previously hidden in interesting places for the player to discover, is now "funneled" directly towards them. No more player agency, we are merely fed content in a nice queue because game asset development is too expensive anymore to leave even the possibility that the player might not find some content on their own. This is part of the whole "streamlining" sequels trend and frankly I've seen just about every single franchise I used to love ruined by it, so I'm a bit touchy on the subject, lol. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 08/08/2014

    ...that were hidden throughout the original Bayonetta are now placed on your path of progression. They remain optional, but players are now more readily funnelled towards them,
    Really, game devs? Fucking really? I thought you'd gotten over this retarded shit by now.
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  • Steam beta adds 'hide this game in my library' option

  • Nikanoru 08/08/2014

    Good. The steam library has the tendency to just populate itself with crap games, even if you're trying not to let it. Reply +1
  • Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome announced for PC

  • Nikanoru 08/08/2014

    Can I... can I say it?

    Xbox is dooooomed!
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  • Nikanoru 08/08/2014

    @Nynja re: comment repost

    Everything you said makes absolute sense. But sense isn't a thing the PC Master Race have, so I'm afraid your comment will be in vain.
    Reply +1
  • Shovel Knight sales surpass dev's lifetime estimate in one month

  • Nikanoru 07/08/2014

    Doesn't surprise me much considering all the coverage this game has had. It also featured in some pretty high-profile let's plays, which I suspect helped quite a bit.

    Good for them, they deserve it.
    Reply +3
  • Steam and Early Access: To curate or not curate?

  • Nikanoru 06/08/2014

    If they're terrible, nothing will happen. They won't sell. They'll just disappear. And if they're good they'll sell.
    I'm sorry but that's the biggest load of bull ever. If this were true, the games industry would look a whole lot different.
    Reply +11
  • Resident Evil 1 remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

  • Nikanoru 05/08/2014

    @Kami re: video
    So... it looks terrible. What's the point you were trying to make?
    Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 05/08/2014

    @StahlWurst They weren't a visual improvement, but at least they didn't look worse, which is what this "re-master" does. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 05/08/2014

    Bwahaha high-res polygonal characters running around on a blurry bitmap? Why the fuck would anyone ever want that? More like a de-master.

    I'll stick to my Gamecube original running on a CRT where the whole image will at least look consistently sharp, thanks.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue headed to PS3, Xbox 360 this November

  • Nikanoru 05/08/2014

    Soooooooooo..... when can we expect the "Ubi needs to stop rehashing the same game over and over" article like we inexplicably got for Zelda?

    Heh, I mean... with Zelda having just 1 or 2 proper games per console at most, you'd expect a game with seven (is that how many it's been now? I've lost count) near-identical installments on the Xbox360 alone to receive a similar treatment, surely? Obviously.

    No? Alright then.
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  • Nintendo of America indie chief leaves company

  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @AgentPothead
    And I think even fewer people give a fuck about what sort of retarded bets you have going, or who does and doesn't have a profile pic in the EG comments, LOL!
    Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @AgentPothead

    LOL you seriously just wrote that last sentence.

    I think I need to say no more.
    Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @AgentPothead
    Good thing you gave yourself a wide enough margin there. Hateboys have been calling Nintendoomed for more than a decade already, so maybe if you pray hard enough it'll happen in another ten years!
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  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @mouseymouse Yeah dude what a terrible company that cares about games more than any of the suits that run any of the other corporations, what a terrible company that has a president who believes in the value of great games and refuses to make mobile phone crap despite being repeatedly pressured by shareholders to that end, what a terrible company that makes the most consistently high rated games out of pretty much any other developer because of these philosophies... terrible.

    Microsoft on the other hand is a saint with their lovely parity clause and other such great ideas. They totally did not simply fire people on the spot because of twitter comments, no sir.
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  • Dead or Alive 5's Bath and Bedtime DLC could be its creepiest yet

  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW Yeah that's what it was. You sign up and no boobs to be found! Jeez. :(

    I'm sure there are other games that do have this kind of thing actually in-game except it's just kind of sneaky and out-of-place.

    DOA is exactly what it advertises at least.
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  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW Whether I should find it insulting all depends on whether I think sexuality, even when it is crude and blatant, is anything to be ashamed of. I do not think it is.

    Honestly I think your point would be better served by examples such as Evony, if you remember that. Not a developer like TN who really aren't trying to fool anyone.
    Reply +9
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @Letsalljusthavefun

    You do NOT do your username justice...
    Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @Arwin A law for that? Why? That would be terrible. And pretty damn scary. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @Bander
    KoF doesn't really count as physics... they were simply hand-drawn animations, whereas 3D models in DOA had actual real-time calculated physics.

    I didn't know Fighting Vipers had it, though. Interesting!
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  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    Team Ninja do this kind of thing without any reservation or excuses, they don't pretend it's anything else than what it is. They take pride in it, they're the people who made that bouncy-boob commercial for Ninja Gaiden which showed more self-awareness than many a western developer.

    You rattle off a list of things such as clothing and poses as if it's somehow a secret plot, as if it involves some obscure psychology to part all the poor perverts of their cash, and nobody notices except you few enlightened souls. You tell me to "be aware" as if I don't even know what I'm looking at.

    THAT is insulting, to be very honest.

    I am aware, other gamers are, and the creators are, and everyone is aware that everyone else is. It's a simple exchange between parties, and you make it out to be much more sinister than it really is.

    (As an aside: I've never actually bought a DOA game. I don't like them.)
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  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @landlock Oh, whew. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW Women dressing up in schoolgirl outfits is exactly the kind of thing DOA has been about right from the beginning. It is nothing more and nothing less than something that someone enjoys looking at, and I see absolutely no problem with that.

    No more than I would have any problem with a hypothetical Twilight game where the protagonists are able to be dressed up in YMCA outfits or ball hammocks. If someone would add that kind of DLC just to make an extra buck, and it would make some women jump for joy, I would find that absolutely awesome.

    Hell, Deviantart and anime in general is full with all sorts of pretty boy exploitation. Why isn't there more of this in games, anyway?
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  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @Bander I hope you're not implying DOA was originally not all about the boobs.

    DOA1 was the very first game with boob physics. It was a pioneer in that umm... area.
    Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @SlumpJunk Wow really? I did not know that. Comcept is developing Mighty nr. 9, right? I hope this doesn't have any implications for that game's quality... :/ Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW
    re: "strawmen", assuming for a moment you're referring to my comment in part:

    You think characters with curvy figures like the ones in DOA are bad, yes or no?

    If yes, it would logically follow that reducing this type of titillation would be a good thing in your eyes, yes or no?

    If yes, then you are focusing on diminishing one group's enjoyment, and I don't see you advocating to give women more games with scantily clad pretty boys, instead. There is no straw man here.

    If no, then... what's the point in complaining?
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  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @landlock
    Well Dead Or Alive actually covers the whole spectrum from small to large breasts. There's something that caters for everyone.
    That's cool, but (and this isn't specifically directed at you) so what if there were only big boobs? Or small ones? What's wrong with having a piece of media that is actually for a certain group of people that like a certain thing? Not everything has to be for everyone, does it?
    Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 04/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW
    Well, that and the creation of improbably proportioned fantasy women with unlikely breast physics dressed in towels, pyjamas and other "sexy" bed clothes to be objectified and ogled by people who don't understand the difference between sexy and sexist.
    I don't know what the purpose of this post is as you have said precisely nothing. "Improbably proportioned"? Why does this bother you so much? Does it bother you equally when anime people have improbably large eyes?

    I'm going to ogle and objectify any collection of polygons I bloody well want, and I invite women to do the exact same. But no, instead of focusing on what we can do to give women what they want (or what women can do to create it! No?), people like yourself focus solely on what we can do to take away from men what they want.

    I fully support the creation of a fighting or other type game based on Twilight with its male protagonists in various states of undress.

    But we can't have that, can we? If that existed, people wouldn't have any excuse left to make navel-gazing comments like you just did.
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  • Another Ultima game bites the dust

  • Nikanoru 01/08/2014

    "This was a very difficult decision for us to make,"
    Bullshit, I'm sure it was a very very easy decision.
    Reply +13
  • PC version of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn goes free for 14 days

  • Nikanoru 31/07/2014

    Ugh why do I keep reading FF14 as FF15... keep getting my own hopes up about a release date for that game, or anything. :/ Reply 0
  • The problem with fear

  • Nikanoru 30/07/2014

    or the fact that the game's map gives you an overview of the entire landscape without pinpointing your position - something I dearly hope never gets changed, despite many calls on the forums to do just that.
    Screw gamers. They're bitchy children who can't appreciate any sort of subtle design decision, if it interferes with their need for every game to be an optimized tool to serve their fucking game score performance.

    They are the reason so many games nowadays are "streamlined" to shit.
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  • This video game peripheral seeks to improve your sex life

  • Nikanoru 30/07/2014

    .......why do they show that mobile phone running a fart app? Reply +3
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker delayed until Jan 2015 in Europe

  • Nikanoru 30/07/2014

    @FortysixterUK Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 30/07/2014

    @ludodown
    It's never going to keep Sony or MS awake at night,
    Xbox1 still hasn't caught up to WiiU in total sales, and is now selling less than it on a monthly basis worldwide (despite the price cut!)... so it's questionable if it ever will.

    This despite the fact MS has been pumping money into the Xbox division and barely seeing a single cent out of it since 2001. There's a reason for the talk about MS possibly selling off the Xbox brand. Yet this is never mentioned while everyone keeps acting as if the WiiU is doing so much worse than anything ever...
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  • Mass Effect 4 concept footage reveals Mako vehicle

  • Nikanoru 28/07/2014

    Yess YESSSSSSSSSSSS.

    Now please don't make it linear god please.
    Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs The Last of Us Remastered

  • Nikanoru 28/07/2014

    @StooMonster The more blurry, 60fps one is actually better in this case. Daylight shadows simply aren't that sharp at such a distance. The sharper version looks completely unrealistic.

    (edit: LOL I don't know why anyone would downvote that, as it is a simple physics fact.)
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  • Next-gen before their time

  • Nikanoru 27/07/2014

    @grassyknoll

    Naww man "the PC" is always the best possible hardware scenario, don't you know. That's why Digital Foundry comparisons always have "the PC" as the obvious winner. "The PC" runs any game at 4k at 60fps, and if it doesn't for you then you suck because you should buy some new hardware!
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  • Nikanoru 27/07/2014

    @Kaminari

    God I'm so glad at least someone finally gets it. Why do people always think that just rendering a game at a higher resolution makes it look better?

    Hell, why do people not understand that in many cases this makes the game look WORSE?
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  • Bayonetta 2's multiplayer mode detailed

  • Nikanoru 25/07/2014

    Bayonetta 2 is due exclusively on Wii U this October. It will include the original 2009 Bayonetta on the disc as well.
    No, actually Bayonetta 1 will be on a separate disk, but in the same box.

    On the eshop they will be separately purchasable but you can get both for the price of one game (not sure how it works exactly).
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  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the best of classic Tomb Raider

  • Nikanoru 25/07/2014

    This deserves to be said again: this spinoff series, decent as it may be, is absolutely NOTHING like classic TR. It's about as much like classic TR as Smash Bros is like classic SMB.

    So please let's not pretend that it is, lest Squenix think we don't need it anymore, and forever keeps pushing out GoL and mass-murder-simulator Lara games.
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  • 2K is teasing something BioShock related

  • Nikanoru 25/07/2014

    I hope it's *gasp* an adventure game with de-emphasized combat, set in Rapture. Yeah silly to expect any AAA dev to make something that's not a shooter/fighter, I know. I'll keep dreaming. :) Reply +2
  • These new The Last of Us Remastered screens sure are purdy

  • Nikanoru 24/07/2014

    @mega-gazz
    I would usually agree with that, but in this case it did not look good on ps3 from a technical point.
    Honestly I think you're very, very much in the minority with that opinion, that's all I can say.
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  • Nikanoru 24/07/2014

    As expected, the higher resolution only serves to accentuate the game's last-gen origins to a noticeable level, despite the texture upgrades.

    It looked better on PS3, where the visuals at least looked consistent, and impressed through pushing a system to its utter limits.

    Here it's just a sad old left-over, a bunch of assets crammed into a high-res environment that they never belonged in. Fucking depressing, to treat well-made games with such disrespect. IMO all these "re-masters" are bad and serve only to cheapen the original games.

    The only acceptable remakes, to me, are things such as RE1 on Gamecube which rebuilds the game from the ground up and turns it into a beautiful homage that doesn't damage the original.
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  • This is how the new Unreal Tournament might look

  • Nikanoru 24/07/2014

    To me, Unreal and the entire franchise has been a Tim Burton, Batman charicature of itself. Where I'd like to go with the new franchise is more of a Chris Nolan, kind of Batman Begins... Just something a little more polished, a little more realism.
    Uggghhhh f off with that. WHY would you sacrifice one of the few stylish shooters just to add one more to the gigantic pile of realistic ones?

    Not that I really care, since it's yet another multiplayer-only thing. Gimme Unreal 3 goddammit.

    (edit: what, you people don't want Unreal 3? Fine, whatever.)
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  • The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

  • Nikanoru 17/07/2014

    Oh god, the comments from some people here, even after the update. Fucking hell, what a laugh. "Objectively superior" indeed. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 16/07/2014

    @Shralla Hahahaha oh please go fuck yourself. Reply -5