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  • Titanfall 2 due this year, according to McFarlane Toys

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/02/2016

    Great news. Respawn have made a sweet game, and I think that should they play this right, they could have something surpass CoD, if they haven't already. I even think that Titanfall could, even rival the mighty Mobile Suit Gundam, as far and games and universe go. Those Gundam games aren't that good IMO anyway. Nothing wrong with taking some tips from mecha stuff out there.

    To do that, though, it needs a well written story and characters to be in it. It needs a reason to be there shooting stuff, beyond the vagueness given. Whether a story campaign or an episodic one, perhaps where certain treats can be given for playing/completing it, I think that would make the game better. I also think it needs more variety in its stages. Please give us more varied locales, from deep space bot battling, to colonies and ship boarding battles, and the usual ground based stuff we love. Bigger maps, mechs etc. and 16v16 if possible.

    ''Hey, where did you get that cool mech, from bra?''

    ''Play the story dlc to get it.''

    Indeed, why not?

    Extra vehicle back up would also sweeten that pot, around the cool mechs (dual manned mechs, now there's thought).

    There's nothing wrong with the smart pistol. It keeps things even for players. I would like to see an improvement as far as mech repairs go, where when a repair is in progress, the repair guy could have a personal shield, so mech work can get done and you can bug out after wards.
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  • How do our gaming habits change as we grow up?

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/02/2016

    There's some truth in it, but I think it'll weigh differently from person to person.

    I have no problem with playing on or offline, and competition is only ever with myself, as IMO it should always be. Others I game with, if good enough to play, are there not for competition, but more so for numbers and shared challenge of a set task or task to complete. We pull together and stuff gets done, points etc awarded for gaming efforts or less for not. For me, this is one of the key reason why to date, BF: Bad Company 2 does this so well. You can be a newb or a vet and still play and enjoy the game, whatever role you play. Not so good at being a hotshot soldier then try the medic support class instead. Or drive a tank or quad bike instead.

    Single player, co-op and multi play all have a place, and that changes from game to game, forcing us as gamers to readjust to a games specified needs, wants and ways. I was once about jprgs that were super long, but as they became cliched and cookie cutter. Since I've moved to tps/fps action games, driving, sport and fighting games (which can be played and learned in short or long spells) along with other genres that are mainly on PC (strategy, puzzle, sims, wrpgs etc). A single player game is still cherished, much.

    Busy time, differs again. I'm single, so currently plenty of time, but that could change in time, should I ever find the right female and perhaps settle into coupledom with (or 'coupledoom' as some might see it, lol). It would be appreciated if she too had a taste for games, so we could share/play more, rather than too much of soaps and reality tv dross, but each to their own. I do like being single, so I can get on with fun, cool stuff that defines me as a person. Believe it or not, there are some out there who have no fun cool hobbies at all.

    I have tried to share my gaming with others, but some are either too scared or not interested, and that's okay too. I am glad to see my mum, has taken to tablet gaming, which is great progress, as I could never get her to play any games years back as a kid. One thing is certain, I'll keep gaming til I drop for good, in 50-60 years time, should I get that much time. Overall, gaming is good for me. It keeps my mind and fingers sharper, while having fun, alone or with friends/family/random players.

    Try to wrestle that controller, out of my frail, dead wrinkly hand. Oh no, you've snapped a wizened finger off, Ouch! No more, hadokens.

    Games have endured the ages, to video games at present. There will always be a taste for testing ones self, against what might seem like the impossible that a video game can offer, or others at any game. I think that taste for challenge is in all of us, does indeed transcend age, race or gender, and is perhaps why the Wii became so popular (by removing the first barrier, the controller, which some could slowly learn, but didn't want to give time to learning. Funny thing is, learning is for life, not just for the young.

    Keep gaming, people.
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  • Why Nintendo fans are excited about a just-revealed Pokémon

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/02/2016

    Never had the time, because fetch quests.

    Wish this was about a brand new Nintendo game, not one from around the block.
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  • Sega's working with Sony to make a Sonic movie

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/02/2016

    @steve1979

    Yep, would rather like a Shining Force or Bare Knuckle movie. But no couldn't have that.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/02/2016

    I don't get it. Mascot characters have largely had their day, so why beat that drum again and in a movie? Might be time for a Sega customer survey, to give them some direction, that they clearly seem to lack.

    All the other games and characters in Sega's stable, shed a tear.
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  • The new Hitman looks like the Blood Money follow-up you've been waiting for

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/02/2016

    I haven't played any of these games. I'm missing out.

    Might have to change that, and it might suit me better than the drawn out tales of AC.
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  • Nintendo postpones plans for sleep sensor launch

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    @smelly

    Correction. The console market is dying in Japan, but elsewhere its thriving, because other nations have more gaming adults and new babes who grow up with the presence of games, through their lives, and on the later buy tomorrows consoles, tabs and PCs.

    Multiplayer isn't a problem, as far as Nintendo are concerned. They are just so late to the game on it, online. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Splatoon did well for them, but there's no reason why we can't have single and multiplayer games on a system. I'm sure some Nintendo fans would say the opposite, trying to hold back the tide of progress in the name of retro nostalgia. Frankly, I think its time Nintendo moved forward with a clean break, as too much backward compatibility is drowning their hardware in old mud.

    Keep your old systems, and/or just play old games via Virtual Console. Hope they can get with a new program.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    As a long time friend of sleep, its cool that they were looking into it, don't get me wrong. Its still one of the fields less explored.

    I try to get eight, but while this isn't always possible, due to my nap time clashing with those of others where I live (helps not to be interrupted during stage 1 or 2), I settle for 5-6, catching up on power naps later on. I tend to burn myself out as much as I can, with art, writing and games,to really knock me out, when needed.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    A poor move best buried, with that weird sensor and the V-Boy.

    Focus on the better console making and games for them, thanks.
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  • The Division open beta dates, details

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    Will hopefully go down like well again.

    Interesting how Ubi are doing the story bits of the game, which like I said elsewhere, might be an alternative to all the story at once. I could be wrong, so I'll wait and see.

    Still looking forward to playing it.

    @Malek86

    Agreed. Exclusivity just upsets and divides gamers.
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  • Dying Light: The Following review

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    On the get list, and loved Dead Island. Addition of buggies and more world, can only improve on its unique parkour formula. Reply +11
  • Two new Lumines games will launch this year

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    Return of a classic. Bravo.

    Hope someone can get Planet Puzzle League on mobiles too.
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  • Execs resign at Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz on eve of financial results

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    @xYOSSARIANx

    I think its a victim of its own success. Had they not tried to resell instruments again, as well as reusing of owned tracks to play, it could have done much better still.

    Like Kinect, it was a niche part of gaming, and no one else was going to make games for those expensive peripherals, just like before.

    @Frosty840

    Yeah, I hear your pain. Gaming gears ain't what they used to be. Drumming was good exercise though, and the part I liked the most.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    That's a pity. I think the age of music peripherals has been burnt out. Anyone that wanted them more of less has them, and how much of that stuff can a gamer store for one game? Only reason I didn't invest in GH or RB was space, while they are fun enough to play.

    Perhaps when VR is more established, they might be able to try this again, and bring something new to it. Until then, perhaps they should consider trying other types of games. Good luck to them.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Yakuza 6

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    @Fourfoldroot

    Dude, I get that part, but the winds always changing in games. We rely less on boxed games, and remember, Valkyria was also written off previously by Sega, and was once a PS3 exclusive, before it hit Steam. Oh, surprise! More sales once it hit Steam. Why? because Steam has global game presence, not just Japan.

    Best thing would be for Sega to get Yakuza onto Steam too. Test the waters with Yakuza 4 or 5, if you need to.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    I had heard that this was a cool game, so it baffles me why its not multi format, where more gamers could get a chance to play it. After all, if its good enough for Valkyria Chronicles, surely it should be good enough for XB1 and PC.

    Still thinking a bit too regional, Sega. I really think more might try it, if you also got it onto Steam, next to Binary Domain, Valkyria and other Sega games on there.
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  • Cookie Clicker v2.0 released, global productivity nosedives

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    For a simple game like this, it had to nosedive at some point. Would be better to build on it with something new and fresh, than just tweak, reuse and repeat it,.... all cookie cutter like. Reply 0
  • Firewatch review

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    @Fragtaster

    You not alone about The Long Dark. I've been playing that one for a while on Early Access, and while also cool I was worried they'd be too similar. Glad they are different, and we've yet to see what TLD's single player is really about. I hope they can finish TLD up for full release this year.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    @Scrufffy

    Hey, that means a lot, so thanks, dude.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    More games like this beg the question, are single player games now more of downloadable thing, as opposed to being a single player boxed item, that would otherwise be completed and traded into game stores?

    Something to look into, EG. Would make sense I guess.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/02/2016

    Watched the Giant Bomb quick look of this, and I have to say I like it. Cool to see a dedicated single player experience, and also like its with a mature edge to it.

    With this and The Witness, gonna be busy fp times ahead.

    And it looks beautiful, with each screen shot looking like scenes from landscape photography.
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  • Amazon launches free game engine Lumberyard

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    Its a good move by Amazon, who after so many years are taking games seriously, as they take their growing online tv content. Crytek have seen better days, so its a definite good deal for them. Have to hand it to Amazon, as it should pan out for them eventually. ((Take notes, Apple))

    I was going to make a jest about, 'wait until someone makes a game with blood and guts, and then Amazon will move to ban it' but I'll give them a break, until that happens.

    I'll have a look at it, as Crytek's engine work is already awesome. I just hope that after Killer Instinct doing well, that Amazon can let their dev peoples make cool multi-format games, without the huge pressure to be on Amazon's limited Fire service exclusively.
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  • Firewatch on Steam lets you buy physical copies of in-game photos

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/02/2016

    This is cool. Would be nice to have one of those on my wall, or create one for a friend. A nice evolution of game art, from being in instructions and art books alone.

    Irony is I said something about this yesterday, as just watching a vid of it is nice and calmly scenic, but overall, its good for all gamer and non gamers.

    Good move, Campo.
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  • Development halted on troubled $660k Kickstarter success Unsung Story

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/02/2016

    This game looks cool, but I guess this is another unfortunate tale of funds not getting them far enough. Here's hoping that they can still complete somehow.

    Hmm, might be an idea for an established dev/pub to step in and help them out. All the best to them. I expect backers are feeling the hurt too, but its up to you if you stay in and wait or back out completely.

    For as cool as KS is, its going to have some things that don't work out.
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  • Titanfall 2 will have a story campaign "where science meets magic" - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/02/2016

    I enjoyed Titanfall a lot. It was a nice break from the fps two horse race, introducing some new ideas, that we didn't have before. It also still stands as a great example of why working at a large dev can perhaps be creatively strangling, with little room for different things.

    Only problem I found with Titanfall, was ironically the same one that Destiny had, which is that while they had built an awesome world with cool things in it, its lack of lore and campaign to aid it, really hurt it, and gave player less reason to play/fight for.

    For a sequel, I hope that campaign comes, because sci-fi needs characters and story to help drive it forward more, whereas military fps 71 might not. Level wise I'd also like to see more variety in missions and locals. Give us some space based ones please. And also some alternative vehicle support. You see that nice drop ship you get deployed in, well I want player control of that, to give a nice the game a mix of mechs, support vehicles and on foot combat. Multi-format is a smarter way to go too.

    A tv series you say? Sounds cool, but I don't want to get hopes up, until I see some of it before me. Love the idea, but others have said the same before and not delivered. Fingers crossed.

    Do you think Star Citizen is going to skip on story? Certainly not, so please don't underestimate the need for such, because some CoD players don't play/appreciate such options. Remember, a good single player campaign helps new players learn the game, unlocking and discovering items, before going online to play, so they can hold their own more effectively. Please don't remove it this time.
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  • The Binding of Isaac rejected by Apple due to violence towards children

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/02/2016

    Really sad. Apple need to revise their submissions/rating stuff, which was thought up long ago. Kind of bad to be hearing about this again, as its happened with books before too. Sort it out, Apple.

    And failing that, just slap an explicit label on it and be done.
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  • Watch: What makes a game indie?

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/02/2016

    My view is that indies are small devs with their own ideas, who work either on their own, or in a small dedicated team, to make something they want to see made. For what they may lack in capital and huge premises, most of the time they will more than make up for in their own ideas, and charting their own path, free of micro management and red tape, that stops many games getting made/canceled.

    EA picking up Unraveled is good for that game and its creator, but also shows their lack of nurturing their own in house EA talent, after them swallowing so many talented devs over the years.
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  • Starbreeze announces asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/02/2016

    Sounds fun.

    Good to see them looking at other options, beside PD2 and TWD.
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  • BMX legend Dave Mirra dies, aged just 41

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/02/2016

    Gotta say, I really loved watching the BMX events on tv recently. It looks easy to do, but you really have to have your skills about you.

    Hey, didn't know about any vids, may have to check some of those DM ones out.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/02/2016

    @BeardedGamerUK

    Indeed, but don't give up doing what you love. Play in that Dirt 2 and celebrate being alive and what you remember of him.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/02/2016

    Will be missed and was a very talented guy. RIP.

    I still ride, but started on BMXs, while I was crap at the fancy stuff.

    I guess everyone be a chasing down those sealed copies of BMX XXX, now. I agree that game was a poor way to push a BMX game.
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  • A developer from Derby wants to rekindle the WW2 shooter

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/02/2016

    Multiplayer shooters could be much better, but I think many heads at studios are going about hack jobs on many games. By now, most fps games like this should have standard bots, co-op/multiplay, but many just opt for the latter, while pretending that the former doesn't exist or is an option. The result is suffering/lacking single player.

    Kudos to any game that offers bots (and hopefully damn good, smart ones too), so all gamers can just get on with having fun, in whatever option you choose.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/02/2016

    Looks good and another cool KS game.

    I want to know if it'll have mod support and how many player in multiplayer it'll have. Anyone know? And is it all on foot based, or is there vehicle action too?
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  • The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/02/2016

    Sucks to be him. What a waste. Reply +1
  • Watch: 35 minutes of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD in action

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/02/2016

    @Reiff

    True. Splatoon was a nice surprise and they sorely need more new games like it, than back stepping like you say to this to TP.

    But hey, wouldn't want to tempt the wrath of their core fans.
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  • Eurogamer readership survey 2016

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/02/2016

    Okay done.

    An EG fan pod might be a good idea, since the EG pod is so hit and miss in timing. Won't matter anyway.
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  • Mother 3 will finally get Western release - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/02/2016

    @Malek86

    The funny thing is, if Nintendo held a competition or something, they'd be able to tap into the vast global talent that could get it done for them. Many gamers still have their GBAs/DSs.

    Look at the guy who did the Skyrim mod, or the guy who did the Dark Souls mod, which improved both games for all. Modders need not be the bane of games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 04/02/2016

    @Malek86

    That's part of the reason. Emulation could run the game, no problems, but Nintendo probably want to chain it to the original hardware, somehow plus security reasons, etc.

    Its also possible that they might have lost the knowledge, via certain staff, on how to handle GBA stuff well, when DS and 3DS replaced it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 04/02/2016

    @thestage

    True, would make things easier. Fans be patient though. They should do well out of it.
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  • Watch six minutes of new Dark Souls 3 footage

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/02/2016

    April? So soon?

    I can wait a year, that's fine.
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  • Dust 514 will shut down in May

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/02/2016

    @Agathia

    Nah, it was a cool game. Ambitious and ahead of its time. It being a PS3 exclusive didn't help it and even when I played, you were cannon fodder for experienced players on the PC, which didn't inspire a reason to tough it out and play more.

    Then Destiny happened and more or less lost its thunder. The rest is gaming history.
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  • Nintendo announces sign-up for first mobile app Miitomo

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/02/2016

    Amazing that some still don't even think, Nintendo can manage to do a mobile game.

    You'll see in a few weeks. I'd settle for a mobile Planet Puzzle League, which would work well on a touch screen.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 03/02/2016

    Steamtendo here at last. And while very long overdue, very welcome for all gamers and Nintendo. I hope that includes an achievement points like system too.

    Also, I can't wait to see what their mobile game is in March, so they can silence the mobile doubters.
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  • The Witness has already shifted "substantially more than 100k" copies

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/02/2016

    On the get list. Well done and a good price.

    Many indie games would love that green, so enjoy it.
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  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free on Origin

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/02/2016

    I guess I'm glad I signed up for Origin, now. Got it. Thanks EA.

    Cool game.
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  • The Division isn't another Destiny - for better and worse

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/02/2016

    Destiny has so annoyed and pleased so many gamers, after its mega hype, that they compare other games to it, and that's not really fair to The Division.

    For any that have played and enjoyed the GRAW games, you should get a kick out of this game. Hell, and I haven't even played it yet. The E3 trailer was enough to sell it to me. Even if I don't get on the beta, it may still be one of 2016's big games.

    And I can't remember the last tps from Ubi that was....at least its doing more fun than Watchdogs, so kudos Ubi.
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  • Keith Stuart on: horror, madness and control

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/02/2016

    @Dijon

    Ah, dude. DS2 and eye trauma. I wear glasses so that freaked me out.

    I agree that I should try more with Dark Souls. Each time I have progressed and tiptoed further into it, and each time the shadows do seem less scary. Think I got as far as some huge Skeleton giant in DS, which chased me and I stopped there as it didn't look like I could kill it.

    Maybe I should change class or something.
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  • The internet reacts to The Fine Brothers' "react" trademark - and it's not happy

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/02/2016

    Their vids are interesting, but this is a bad silly move. Don't do it. Reply 0
  • XCOM 2 review

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/02/2016

    Another win. How times have changed.

    I still remember the vid of J.Solomon in a Gamestop store, trying to sell the previous X-Com game to incoming/outgoing gamers (tough gig too). Was funny at the time, but you gotta admire his determination and believing in the game so much, when others wouldn't and it paid off nicely.

    Also on the get list and mods support this time around, knocks it out of the park besides. Single player gold?
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  • Looks like The Division will get an open beta this month

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/02/2016

    Great news. Can't wait to play it and nice to see others are enjoying it. And the best part, its a pleasant change from more AC games.

    Thanks, Ubi.
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