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  • What's gone wrong with Mighty No. 9?

  • Nikanoru 26/06/2016

    @Big_Ben523 The Wii U version is capped at 30fps, but it drops lower from there, especially in cutscenes which seem to become slideshows at points for some reason, even when it's just two characters talking against a flat background. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 24/06/2016

    Performance on Wii U really is utterly terrible, which is especially hard to forgive in light of games like DKCR:TP which looks far superior and manages a rock solid 60fps on the console, or smash bros which does the same at 1080p even. Reply +1
  • Why video games are better than Lego

  • Nikanoru 25/06/2016

    @frankgrmwallace No it's not, modern Lego is goddamn brilliant (well at least most of it is). You wanna see garbage, look what was happening around 1998-1999.

    They came dangerously close to bankruptcy, partly because of bad business decisions and partly because, in a misguided attempt to modernize, they fired most of their veteran designers and hired "young blood" who knew nothing about what made Lego great. This is one of the many terrible things they ended up with:
    Yes, that's Lego. Google Galidor for more terribleness.

    Luckily they managed to turn it around in 2004 and escape certain death, there's a good article on how it all happened here:
    Reply +5
  • Nintendo denies Paper Mario: Color Splash joke references "online hate campaign"

  • Nikanoru 23/06/2016

    Who wants some? Reply +7
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild pushes Wii U hardware to the limit

  • Nikanoru 22/06/2016

    It looks cool, but we all know the NX version will be the real and leading Mc'Coy, as happened with Twilight Princess on GC to Wii.
    Not quite sure if you're implying that TP was best on Wii, but if you are, you're dead wrong. The definitive version was the Gamecube one.
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 22/06/2016

    @Apostate I'm pretty sure the Wii U is a contender for best exclusives lineup of this generation, so whatever issues you have that make this new Zelda the only game you want on it, are yours and yours alone. Reply +31
  • Dead by Daylight sells 270k copies in a week

  • Nikanoru 22/06/2016

    So I know the maps are kinda randomly generated, but every map I've seen so far only has the tall grass and trees with some old building remnants. Are there any other map "styles", current or upcoming? Reply +11
  • Korean teenager answers her pro Overwatch doubters with live demonstration of skill

  • Nikanoru 21/06/2016

    @riceNpea Honestly I think at the very least you gotta respect them for actually sticking to their word and quitting. It means they fully acknowledge the facts. A weaker person would've probably pretended not to have promised what they actually promised. :p Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 21/06/2016

    @Gamblix Get out of here with that nonsense. If you think hacking accusations are exclusive to girls then you haven't played an online multiplayer game, ever.

    In fact, this seems to be newsworthy only because it's a girl who happens to be getting them. Think about that. I don't see a news story every time there's a guy getting shit for being too good in a random match of any random game.

    Which happens constantly, and is pretty much a badge of honor for some people.
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  • Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

  • Nikanoru 21/06/2016

    @TheStoneRoses Wow, the readership here really isn't tuned in to sarcasm, are they. Have an upvote. Reply +1
  • Ex-Ubisoft devs' crowdfunded RPG ReRoll has been cancelled

  • Nikanoru 21/06/2016

    @Mister_Vimes No, it's not crowd funding as a concept that's at fault at all. And there certainly are no dice involved.

    Instead, as soon as you read the phrase "use drones to map out the entire planet", that's it. You hit the little X at the top right of the window, and look for a different project to back.

    It's worked for me 100% of the time, so far. If something simple like that doesn't work for you, then you may have to consider user error. Don't blame Kickstarter. It can be a great platform.
    Reply +5
  • Watch: Mighty No. 9 doesn't look like we'd hoped

  • Nikanoru 20/06/2016

    You know, the character designs all look great to me, the models are actually alright like the red trucks in the background have decent detail, the animations are fine... just it looks like they forgot to put the lighting in!

    I genuinely think the whole thing could improve tenfold visually just by giving it a proper lighting pass.
    Reply +12
  • Why Mass Effect: Andromeda won't acknowledge your ME3 ending choice

  • Nikanoru 20/06/2016

    The first scene introduces the main character being literally painted into a mysterious corner,
    Oh so it's like Zelda ALBW then?
    Reply +3
  • Hideo Kojima on going with Sony - and what Death Stranding could possibly mean

  • Nikanoru 20/06/2016

    Don't really care until we have any sort of indication as to what kind of game it even is.

    (Sheesh, looks like I offended some Kojima fanboy cultists! How dare I suggest that I care about gameplay over cutscenes! :))
    Reply -1
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS action-RPG Ever Oasis

  • Nikanoru 17/06/2016

    @xandoodle Well none of those actually changed anything but the form factor and screen brightness. No extra controls, no extra processing power or memory. So they were still the same system for all intents and purposes. No fracturing of the userbase.

    I'd add the DS lite to your list as well.
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 15/06/2016

    @Mister-Wario I can't think of a mid-gen console upgrade that wasn't pointless tbqh. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 15/06/2016

    @sarcasticjones It doesn't look highly demanding technically so I don't see a reason it should be N3DS exclusive. Reply 0
  • Watch: We tried VR Porn at E3

  • Nikanoru 16/06/2016

    @Ep1cN3ss1e See my previous comment. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 16/06/2016

    @Hadji_Murad The issue is caused by more than just the lens angle. Now I assume what Chris experienced was video, and not realtime 3D. In which case, the problem is not something we can solve with current technology. Not properly anyway.

    What happens with realtime 3D VR is not simply a panorama image. Just like in reality, even if your head does not move from side to side while rotating, there is still lateral movement in the image, because the position of the left eye has to differ from the right eye. Real-time lateral movement is something that can not be pre-recorded. You can attempt to stitch together several sources of 3D video, but I can only imagine the exceedingly complicated recording setup it would require, and even then the end result is not accurate to reality.

    So what you end up with here is video that simply looks as if it is projected on a dome-shaped screen around you (even if you simulate a smaller "dome", that's still all it is), making anything that comes close to your face look gigantic, and there isn't much you can do about it, period. Not until technology advances enough that actual real-time polygonal 3D video recording becomes feasible.

    Because realtime 3D side-steps these issues completely, by simply rendering all lateral movement as it happens. Even though there is still the issue of eyeball focus (which is an even more complicated problem), realtime 3D does do a proper job of making close objects look the right size for what they're supposed to be. Your hands look like your hands. Try out the spider demo, and spiders look like proper bugs near your hand.

    So yeah if you want a more spatially realistic experience, ironically, 3D CG porn is the only way for now.
    Reply +5
  • Nikanoru 16/06/2016

    @FX102A Umm, you're watching a video titled "we tried VR porn" at work.

    Any unfortunate consequences will arise entirely from your own lack of good judgement after that, I'm afraid.
    Reply +9
  • Nikanoru 16/06/2016

    Hilarious when Chris takes the headset off after experiencing a rather intimate scene right out in public, and the guy immediately comes and sits right next to him and leans in close to his face. Reply +17
  • Kratos is now voiced by Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge

  • Nikanoru 15/06/2016

    I know Snake's old voice had become very iconic and the character has a huge following, but does anyone really care about Kratos in the same way? I don't think there'll be any of the same outrage tbh. Reply +6
  • If you like lots of guns in Resident Evil, 7 isn't for you

  • Nikanoru 15/06/2016

    @twelfthman I'm glad to oblige! You on the other hand I've never heard of and frankly it seems like that's a good thing. :) Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 15/06/2016

    if you're looking for another action-packed Resident Evil, you should look elsewhere - to spin-offs such as Umbrella Corps.
    So we can pick from some shit action spinoff that has nothing to do with RE on the one hand, and some generic first-person indie horror that has nothing to do with RE on the other. But we can't have actual Resident Evil. That's Capcom for ya.

    it is happening in the same world as the other Resident Evil characters inhabit.
    So that means the whole RE universe is being retconned into some supernatural bullshit that we already have in every single other horror game.
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  • Nintendo confirms there is no female Link in Breath of the Wild

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    I just love how suddenly Nintendo now owes people an explanation for some random shit someone else came up with.

    Fucking hell.
    Reply +13
  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    "Taking into account that, and also the idea of the balance of the Triforce, we thought it best to come back to this [original] makeup."
    Uh oh. Now you've done it.

    Reply +11
  • Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    @Cosquae They'll just be on XB1 except without VR, making you feel as if you're missing something.

    And the VR versions on scorpio won't be able to completely and fully take advantage of the new tech because they'll have to work without it, too.

    Edit: lol, downvoted by those who can't face the simple truth. For the record, I feel the same way about the PS4 Neo as well! So if you were crying your little tears thinking there's a mean Sony fan being negative about your fav company, think again.
    Reply -2
  • The new Zelda is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler I'm sure there are important "high attention" areas in the game that look more detailed than random stuff on the great open plains, like it is with most games. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler No idea where you're seeing a downgrade, let alone a "hefty" one. On the contrary, it looks better to me than the previous gameplay they showed off. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    Every time I read "Breath of..." anywhere, I feel a tinge of pain in my heart. Fuck you, Capcom.

    That said, this trailer helps alleviate all of that.
    Reply +5
  • Resident Evil 7's demo fails to be the next P.T.

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    They're trying something new,
    Trying to copy indie steam horror games does not qualify as "trying something new".
    Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    The way to fix Resident Evil is to slow down the action, ramp up the tension and puzzle difficulty (and perhaps throw in some terrible voice acting).

    Changing the type of game that it is just doesn't make sense to me.
    I think Capcom have long since lost the plot on anything that isn't Monster Hunter. I don't know what I was expecting out of RE7 to be honest.
    Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    I got downvoted to hell for basically saying the same thing in reaction to the first videos, let's see how this comment section turns out. Reply -5
  • New Sniper Elite 4 release date puts it within a month of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    Edit: nevermind! Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 7 announced for PS4 and PlayStation VR

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    @jameslane If you think this looks even slightly like what RE1 used to be then you're delusional. Don't come here saying just because someone doesn't like Resident Evil looking like a glorified indie horror let's-play walking simulator on Steam, means they want another RE6. Reply -5
  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    PLEASE GOD don't let it be first-person in the actual game, and please don't let it be as fucking generic-indie-horror as it looks from this trailer, please. God fucking dammit.

    Edit: oh now the gameplay video is working, I only saw the trailer before. I guess it's gonna be first person in game. God it looks fucking generic. If I wanted this I could've fired up any of the 10000 indie horror games on Steam.

    I bet the downvotes are coming from teenagers who watch fucking pewdiepie and think that kinda shit is what Resident Evil should aspire to.
    Reply -30
  • Crash Bandicoot 1, 2 and Warped are getting PS4 remasters

  • Nikanoru 14/06/2016

    Remasters of a PSX game? Surely that's gonna be a remake unless all they do is up the resolution and add some filters... Reply +30
  • Microsoft announces new console Project Scorpio for holiday 2017

  • Nikanoru 13/06/2016

    You know what I find fucking hilarious? Everyone was talking about how Nintendo was going to/should make a new console soon because of how much of a failure this one was blah blah etc, yet it turns out the Wii U will have had the longest life span of the three original consoles. :) Reply +3
  • Watch: What's the deal with all the Overwatch porn?

  • Nikanoru 10/06/2016

    Seems a bit weird to me but some people like anime too so you can't really understand what some people might be in to.
    This is the one folks. I found the most normie person in this comment thread.

    What do I win?
    Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 10/06/2016

    @Rivuzu She is though. Reply +3
  • Watch: Is this the worst game on Xbox One?

  • Nikanoru 09/06/2016

    So at one point, there was someone who looked at this port in its current state, and said: "alright, let's release this!"

    I wonder what went through their head...
    Reply +2
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided gets new online challenge mode, microtransactions

  • Nikanoru 08/06/2016

    @ghostgate2001 Was gonna point out exactly that. Love love LOVE how they try to talk up microtransactions in a PAID game as "giving" to the players.

    Holy shit. How do these fucks sleep at night?
    Reply +11
  • The best Final Fantasy game is finally getting a remaster

  • Nikanoru 08/06/2016

    @GiovanniEG Go and learn about the difference between the terms remaster, remake, and port. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 06/06/2016

    @andrewsqual FFX, exploring? ROFL!

    I think you must've played the whole game under the spell of some terribly potent drug, because it was almost if not just as bad as FFXIII (btw it's very funny that you think I'm defending that game somehow).

    The only difference was that in X, after a certain point (oh right, it was after you got an airship that you could "fly" LOL), you could select from a menu some of its linear tunnels to walk through a second time, whereas you couldn't in XIII.

    FFX was a sheer drop off a cliff, FFXIII was merely hitting the bottom, but by that time you'd already resigned to your fate.

    Also, "real" fans? Haha seriously? You mean preteens who just fangirled all over the shiny new graphics and voice acting?
    Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 06/06/2016

    Anyway, unless they're going to up the polygon count and texture resolution in the environments, and add detail objects to match, this is going to look like a wonky stretched-out version of a game that once used to push the envelope of what was possible on the PS2. Viewing games from this generation in HD exposes and emphasizes on the low resolution assets in a way that the original never did. A sad, sad fate for these games. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 06/06/2016

    "The best" is debatable with just about every Final Fantasy game up to FFXII as they were all critically acclaimed masterpieces in their own special way.
    Well let's be real here, X came before XII, and was basically a prototype for XIII. X was not a masterpiece, it was a giant pile of horse shit that sacrificed almost all exploration for pretty voice acted jpop cutscenes, which is the main reason it has so many fangirls.

    And what makes X worse than XIII is the fact that it came out of left field. It was the first next-gen FF game on the PS2 that was supposed to be a huge adventure like we'd never seen before, and instead it was a fucking string of cutscenes with on-rails sections inbetween.

    At least by the time XIII came around, we knew not to get out hopes up.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo eShop half-price sale for fifth anniversary

  • Nikanoru 07/06/2016

    that nx will launch with a full virtual console selection.
    People always ask for this. Ever since the original Wii virtual console service people have been complaining about how Nintendo didn't just dump the entire NES and SNES romsets onto their download service.

    AFAIK no console or game service has ever launched with a full library of anything? It seems to me that it's just not practical and doesn't make business sense.

    Now if we're talking about more integrated backward compatibility like the Wii virtual console on WiiU except more... integrated, then sure.
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  • Nikanoru 07/06/2016

    @Fake_Blood If you remember, they recently brought out their nintendo selects range which is basically a whole bunch of wiiu games at 50% off permanently. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 07/06/2016

    @benfresh76 The thing is, MP1 and 2 were not created with pointer aiming in mind like MP3 was. Basically, the manual aiming is completely superfluous, which turns something that used to be an almost perfectly polished masterpiece into a somewhat flawed game. This, coupled with the missing visual effects, makes it a poor choice if you have access to the originals.

    (edit: morons who wouldn't know game design if it bit them in the face, be downvotin')
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  • Nikanoru 07/06/2016

    Link's Awakening DX (the best Zelda)
    This is scientific fact.
    Reply +26