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  • The UK's two biggest video game magazine companies are now one

  • SegaBlueSky 23/06/2016

    Future will not close Edge - it's one of their flagship products. However GamesTM in my books has always had better editorial, by far. Unfortunately though, I think it's GamesTM that will end up disappearing. Hope they keep Retro Gamer the same at least - fantastic mag and the only one I'll actually go and buy these days. Reply +12
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE review

  • SegaBlueSky 22/06/2016

    Ah, can't believe I forgot to pre-order this!! Might have to order it tonight. Great review, EG! Reply +2
  • Mighty No. 9 review

  • SegaBlueSky 20/06/2016

    Well this game certainly seems to be splitting a lot of opinions at the moment. The IGN review really makes me think I'd be extremely disappointed with the game so I'm a bit conflicted about which way to go. At the end of the day I don't like the look of the gameplay videos though, so I think I'm going to avoid. The art style and fast-paced combo gameplay don't look great to me, and it sounds like the powerups and boss abilities just aren't really worth getting. Mega Man to me was always at it's best when you were using your new abilities to beat bosses that were previously too difficult and discovering secret areas by taking your time and exploring. None of that appears to be present here, sadly. Reply 0
  • The Last Guardian: the first 40 minutes

  • SegaBlueSky 16/06/2016

    Not too worried - I found ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to be a real pain at times as well but still loved both of them. My sense of wonder was never in the visuals but in the themes and interactions between the main character and the world/creatures around it. All the time while playing SotC I imagined what it would be like if Wander allied with one of these creatures instead of slaying it, and TLG looks to answer that question emphatically. Can't wait. Reply +3
  • Forza Horizon 3 uses the Xbox One S high dynamic range tech

  • SegaBlueSky 15/06/2016

    As a PS4 owner, Forza is probably the one title I most wish we could have! Looks fantastic. Reply +1
  • Microsoft E3 2016 conference live report

  • SegaBlueSky 13/06/2016

    OH and hololens, definitely wanna see more of that! Maybe some more concrete info about availability etc and a few more game demos... Reply 0
  • SegaBlueSky 13/06/2016

    Hoping for Sea of Thieves to make an appearance, but other than that not sure there's anything specific I'm excited about for Microsoft's presser...hope to see some good surprises and some clarity about the slim/upgraded model stuff. Reply +1
  • Xbox One S console leak: 40% smaller, 2TB, 4K

  • SegaBlueSky 13/06/2016

    Looks really nice! But it is a little concerning how there are rumours of this AND a new, more powerful model alongside. All a bit confusing, hoping we'll get some clarity during the conference. Reply 0
  • Sony confirms PlayStation 4K

  • SegaBlueSky 10/06/2016

    OK, so PlayStation Experience reveal, I guess? Or maybe TGS or Gamescom. Either way I don't have a problem with a new console, and when I have a 4k TV I daresay I'll probably be glad of the option. As long as they don't start making PS4k-exclusive games or letting the vanilla PS4 versions go to shit performance-wise then I don't mind. Reply 0
  • Watch 12 minutes of Tokyo 42's stylish stealth action

  • SegaBlueSky 09/06/2016

    The art style and concept look wonderful, really looking forward to trying it out. Hope my meager laptop will run it though... Reply 0
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator review

  • SegaBlueSky 08/06/2016

    @kaya08 Enjoying Bloodborne and Uncharted, then?

    Look, there's nothing wrong with PCs but the idea that you get everything while console players squabble over the scraps is a bit juvenile. As long as rival consoles exist there will always be exclusives and personally I think it's part of the fun.
    Reply +2
  • Skyrim remaster, Prey 2, Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2 rumoured for E3

  • SegaBlueSky 07/06/2016

    Will look forward to checking out Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2 and possibly Prey 2, but couldn't be less interested in Skyrim. Tried to many times to like it but honestly one of the most overrated games of all time IMO. I'm sure 99% of the world would disagree though haha, and mod support is very cool regardless! Reply +5
  • World of Final Fantasy comes out in October

  • SegaBlueSky 07/06/2016

    Actually surprisingly excited about this! Much like Nintendo, Square Enix generally knows how to use its franchises well in these kinds of spin-off games. Reply +4
  • The UK's only video game TV show canned

  • SegaBlueSky 06/06/2016

    Can't believe I've never heard of this show...really like Dan Maher too. Hope it manages to find a new home or the team manage to start a new venture soon. And I hope that this time I actually hear about it. But seriously, can't believe I haven't seen even one ad or promo for this before, anywhere. Seems like none of the mainstream press were interested in promoting it then but are happy to report on its demise, a bit cruel really. Reply 0
  • The best Final Fantasy game is finally getting a remaster

  • SegaBlueSky 06/06/2016

    Was always a bit conflicted with FFXII. Loved the gameplay, but the characters did absolutely nothing for me, just as X did before that and XIII did afterwards. Glad it's getting remaster and I'll probably pick it up at some point, but it was a never a classic in my eyes as the story just wasn't up there with the classics. Reply +2
  • Street Fighter 5 pro player takes Guile to the next level

  • SegaBlueSky 03/06/2016

    As someone who never watches eSports, this does absolutely nothing to convince me otherwise. Awful commentator and, well...the 'action' was pretty dull as well. Nothing like that infamous SF3 comeback video, which was immense and is still much more impressive to my untrained eye. Reply +28
  • I came to Dark Souls so late that it's basically like going to Disneyland

  • SegaBlueSky 03/06/2016

    @regret Yeah exactly. Nothing wrong with that at all, but hopefully I put across a different way of seeing it at least, to help explain where the appeal lies for those that do click with it. Dark Souls is easily in my top 5 games of all time and I don't think even From Software can replicate the magic of the first one again. DS3 and Bloodborne both came close (and are fantastic), and of course Demon Souls started it all, but Dark Souls was near enough perfection in my eyes. Reply +6
  • SegaBlueSky 03/06/2016

    @Eraser I'm a massive Dark Souls dan - probably the kind that you'd expect to throw out the 'git gud' remark and move on - but actually, I totally get it. It's not for everyone.

    But I do disagree on a few points. The graphics being disappointing? Well, it's getting on a bit now, but at the time it was pretty impressive and IMO the overall art direction is still sublime. But you probably need to see more of the game to appreciate this (not to mention the superb expansion).

    Intentional pits, etc - yep. These are intentional. The world is supposed to be a crumbling relic of its former self. You're not making your way through the 'normal' path that the once-human occupants of this world would take - you're squeezing through nooks and crannies wherever you can, hoping that it holds. And it often doesn't.

    Narrow hallways - yep, again. Intentional. Not all weapons are suited for all situations. This is where you need to figure out the nuances of the movesets. In narrow hallways, spears become your best friend, whereas some straight swords and even greatswords also have thrusting attacks. It's all part of the fail, adapt, survive, mastery formula that us fans find so addicting.

    The grind, and lack of purpose - the grand, overarching purpose is sheer challenge. However, Dark Souls fans also crave the mystery. Every item you find, and every location you explore has its own little bit of lore attached to it. I love nothing more than piecing together little bits of information and cool little stories. It's part of what makes me excited for No Man's Sky - which again is a game that's not for everyone.

    'Git gud' - this expression is childish, abrupt and overly broad in scope. But it's also a perfect microcosm about Dark Souls. It laughs in your face, hurts you - unfairly, and challenges you to do better. How you meet this challenge is up to you. Yes, there is a grind if you want it (or can't see past it). But it's perfectly possible to get good enough to get through the entire game at a low level too.

    Finally, I'd finish off by saying there is nothing 'sad' in the fact that your opinion is in the minority. There are a million other games out there just like there are movies, books and art. Go find what you love and enjoy. Me, I adore Dark Souls and can't agree with any of those points.
    Reply +50
  • Finally, we know the identity of the two guys on Street Fighter 2's opening screen

  • SegaBlueSky 27/05/2016

    Nice little bit of nostalgia there, would be a fun cameo in SF5! Reply 0
  • Mighty No. 9's new trailer isn't going down well

  • SegaBlueSky 26/05/2016

    Wow. Seen some shocking trailers in 25 years of gaming but this really does take some beating. After all the constant drama and disappointment, to go with a trailer like this seems like absolute lunacy.

    Capcom, if you're ever going to be bring back Mega Man in a big way - E3 would be a bloody good time to do it after this mess.
    Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky delayed, no longer releasing in June - reports

  • SegaBlueSky 26/05/2016

    @Calverz Honestly, I don't know for sure. As far as I understand it, planets are generated procedurally, rather than randomly. This means that one element causes another element to exist, rather than just being a patchwork of different things. For example, a particular climate will result in certain possibilities, and the finished product is then the result of innumerable different factors. But of course we don't know how good this will actually be until it's in our hands.

    Civilizations WILL exist, apparently. You'll be able to discover lore and learn the languages of species you encounter (it's been shown that you can learn words from artifacts, which enable you to understand the odd word the aliens say, for example). I don't think it will be on the level of Mass Effect (which I love), and yes - in many ways I do think this will be a lonely game at times. But weirdly, that's why it appeals to me. I like the relative minimalism, giving you plenty to discover but not getting bogged down. I already have Mass Effect for that and countless other games, so I'm personally happy for this experience to be very different. But you can bet it on't be for everyone and I think the people that don't get on so well with it will really struggle to see the appeal.
    Reply +10
  • SegaBlueSky 26/05/2016

    @Calverz Loosely, to reach the centre of the universe. But it's been made clear that the game doesn't 'end' when you get there. Just speculating, but it seems very open-ended and I think the general idea is just to play until you don't feel like it anymore. Which is fine with me, love the idea of just being able to log in for a couple hours and think 'what am I gonna find today?' as I explore my own little corner of existence to an amazing soundtrack. Bliss. Reply +12
  • SegaBlueSky 26/05/2016

    @neems That's exactly why I hadn't so far. But...really want the deluxe edition and it seems that it's a Game exclusive. Urgh. Reply 0
  • SegaBlueSky 26/05/2016

    I'm more concerned that it appears GAME are no longer offering pre-orders for the deluxe edition...curses. Reply +1
  • PS4 passes 40m sales milestone

  • SegaBlueSky 26/05/2016

    @Psiloc It really is a great pic though. Reply +11
  • June's free Xbox Games with Gold titles include XCOM, The Crew

  • SegaBlueSky 24/05/2016

    Not the best lineup IMO but still very solid. Interesting to see if PS Plus builds on last month or reverts back to the format of previous updates... Reply 0
  • Lionhead: The inside story

  • SegaBlueSky 12/05/2016

    Wow, what an article. Already amazing and I'm nowhere near finishing it. I always dreamed of working at Lionhead when I was a teenager and this reminds me exactly why. Really would love for Molyneaux to come out with a fantastic new game again. Thanks for this, Eurogamer. Reply 0
  • Battleborn review

  • SegaBlueSky 06/05/2016

    Not normally my kind of game but curious about this and Overwatch. But to be honest I don't think shooters are made for me, these days. Reply +3
  • Dangerous Golf trailer is Burnout's Crash mode in a kitchen

  • SegaBlueSky 04/05/2016

    @Bloobat Surprised at this too, and none of the food splatters either! Everything looks so beautiful but that kills some of the fun IMO - proper destruction isn't just toppling things over! Reply 0
  • Jet Set Radio is now available on Xbox One

  • SegaBlueSky 04/05/2016

    @Sacoglossa Whaaa, I love Sonic the Fighters! Damn, wishing I had an Xbox One now...had this on my old 360. Reply +3
  • SegaBlueSky 04/05/2016

    Very cool, thankfully already got the game on PS3, Vita, Android, iOS and Steam. Oh, and Dreamcast of course! Sega, I'm not sure how many times I have to buy this game before you get the message... Reply +4
  • Alicia Vikander will play Lara Croft in next Tomb Raider film

  • SegaBlueSky 29/04/2016

    Would love this film to be great, and this is a good start. Great actor. Can debate who would be better than who all day long but ultimately just hope the script and overall direction is up to scratch. Reply 0
  • Fable developer Lionhead closes down today

  • SegaBlueSky 29/04/2016

    There's a beautiful/heartbreaking image by Damian Buzugbe as well:

    https://twitter.com/OmenD4/status/707216273512513536/photo/1

    Really sad day :(
    Reply +42
  • PlayStation Plus May games include Tropico 5 and Table Top Racing

  • SegaBlueSky 27/04/2016

    Wow surprised to see a retail game in the lineup this month - hopefully a sign of things to come. Tropico is a good game too! Good humour and not many games like it on PS4 so pretty happy with that. Interested in Table Top Racers, GoW and Switch Galaxy Ultra too. Good month! Hope Sony keep (and build on) the momentum from here. Reply +6
  • Nintendo's NX console launches March 2017 globally

  • SegaBlueSky 27/04/2016

    Not a massive surprise but I can understand how disappointing it'll be for Ninty diehards. Very casual fan of them myself, only just bought a Wii U this year and enjoying going through the back catalogue. So I'll be looking forward to the reveal immensely but unlikely to get one on launch day. Reply +2
  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

  • SegaBlueSky 20/04/2016

    Great console once it got going - the RROD was a disaster that thankfully I managed to avoid...a friend of mine went through like 5+ units though!

    Lots of fond memories, just disappointed that the Xbox One hasn't appealed to me in the same way so far.
    Reply +2
  • Dark Souls board game raises $71k Kickstarter goal in three minutes

  • SegaBlueSky 20/04/2016

    @robthehermit Doesn't change the fact that's too much money for me. If I had a bunch of friends that all wanted in on it then I'd be more willing to consider it. Reply 0
  • SegaBlueSky 20/04/2016

    I'd love to give this a go but you could probably get the entire trilogy for 80 these days. Way, way too expensive for me, especially as literally no one I know would consider playing it with me. Wish I could just buy the miniatures though, would love Ornstein and Artorias figures! Reply 0
  • Codemasters picks up Driveclub developer Evolution Studios

  • SegaBlueSky 11/04/2016

    Awesome!! So, so happy for these guys - hopefully onwards and upwards from here! I wonder if they'll continue to work on Driveclub or if they'll just be leaving the whole project behind? Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky's cool soundtrack comes out alongside the game

  • SegaBlueSky 08/04/2016

    It sounds incredible, but then I'd expect that from 65daysofstatic. Will be getting this in addition to the game for sure. Really can't wait to play this game! Heck I'd pay 20 just to fly around in a spaceship listening to this for a few hours... Reply 0
  • Massive God of War 4 leak points to Norse mythology setting

  • SegaBlueSky 05/04/2016

    God of War: Worst Gap Year EVER Reply +1
  • In Play: The new new thing

  • SegaBlueSky 01/04/2016

    Nice little roundup! My only request would be that you guys also include the platforms the games are available on - I know it's obvious for the most part and only a Google search away, but with some of the small titles I hadn't heard of them before so would have been cool to have all the info in one place. Still good though! Reply +5
  • Destiny April update includes new loot packs and infusion changes

  • SegaBlueSky 01/04/2016

    Cool, all seems like updates I will enjoy. Got a Queenbreaker's Bow sat in my vault and loved that gun when I first got it, so will be upgrading for sure. The Prison of Elders updates sound good too and the Sterling treasure packs sound good. Reply +1
  • The soul-destroying grind to unlock Street Fighter 5 character colours

  • SegaBlueSky 01/04/2016

    Not particularly bothered - I never tend to use the alt colours anyway - I'd rather have a completely different costume. Reply +1
  • Eli Roth made an animated Dark Souls short

  • SegaBlueSky 01/04/2016

    Interesting, but didn't feel very 'Dark Souls' to me - the horrendous monsters and gigantic bosses tend to have more interesting backstories. Drama and tragedy rather than all-out gore. Came across very much as the output of a generic horror director, which I guess it was. It was fine, but with Dark Souls I kinda expect a bit more. Great to see the game and world influencing people though. Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 11 shuts down its console servers

  • SegaBlueSky 01/04/2016

    Amazing that the PC version is still going! I remember importing it from the US with a few friends because a European launch hadn't been confirmed. It was my first 'proper' MMO experience and I loved it. Brutally difficult but so rewarding. Loved playing as a Dragoon especially - largely derided by the community for years, but when soloing with a healing wyvern was new I had so many people come up to me, utterly mystified by how I was doing it. A brutal, uncompromising game but never felt a stronger sense of community. The combat is a bit dated but I liked how you had to operate as a team even as a damage dealer - in FFXIV it's more of a case of 'do your stuff right on your own over there' - which is fine in some ways but I do miss XI's systems every now and then. Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 15 really has a flying car

  • SegaBlueSky 31/03/2016

    I haven't enjoyed any of the offline FF games since...well, probably FFIX. Loved XI and XIV as online games but never clicked with X, XII or XIII or their associated spinoffs. As such I was really not hugely interested in XV but I have to admit that after this event, I'm actually excited for FF again. Reply 0
  • Sean Bean, Aaron Paul to star in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 CG movie

  • SegaBlueSky 31/03/2016

    Not expecting anything Oscar-worthy of course, but that's a heck of a cast and I'm sure it'll be a visual treat. Looking forward to this. Reply +1
  • Shadow of the Beast remake gets a release date

  • SegaBlueSky 31/03/2016

    The originals were a little before my time but this looks really cool. It seems I need to look up the original soundtrack too by the sounds of it! Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus' April Instant Game Collection includes Zombi

  • SegaBlueSky 30/03/2016

    Well, it's an improvement this week, but nowhere near the Xbox lineup this month. Hopefully this is a sign of things slowly improving on PS Plus. Reply +19