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  • New Mexico makes for a stunning backdrop in American Truck Simulator's upcoming DLC

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/10/2017

    Never played it. May check it out if I'm missing out. Reply 0
  • Dead Space is the sequel Resident Evil 4 deserved

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/10/2017

    @martinmastersonf

    Indeed & the fall of Visceral is sad too. What I don't understand is why EA don't sell the trilogy in a 3 in 1 pack with soundtrack & try to get more back for this still in my mind a classic series?

    Is that really so hard to do? Bioshock enjoys the same trilogy status of awesome, but I expect EA trying to use Origin than Steam has also hurt them more so less sales. Solution? Swallow some pride & get the trology on Steam , GOG, etc & sales will pick up again. Walled garden store only works for so many well, EA, while I love you games much.

    Dead Space Trilogy on Steam. If I'm correct only the original Dead Space is on Steam, hence low sales of DS2 & DS3, which went through Origin.

    Good luck out there, ex-Visceral crew, anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2017

    RE4 was a cool game in its own right but from a different time & design mentality. Great direction after RE3's retread of RE2, but a fun game still a classic, improves on via RE5, IMO.

    Dead Space improved the formula is the refined TPS action horror game. Its a pity they lost their way a bit towards Dead Space 3, while I still enjoyed it a lot.

    Where now with no Visceral? Not sure. Was looking forward to 1313, but such might be on hold now. Dead Space would better end with Isaac seeing he can't outrun the marker while exiting Alien 3 style, into a planet's core. The light behind the future cloud is that, ex-Visceral staff will already have some new smaller devs sprout up in 2018.

    Dead Space nice horror inspriation lives on in The Evil Within & other similar games. Perhaps we might get something brand new from those cool & talented staff that get to enjoy Christmas, but the new year will be bleak but yet have a rebirth. Good luck, guys n gals.
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  • Call of Duty: WW2 threat of sexual violence scene modified in Australia

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/10/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Such nannyism of adults playing an adult game is kind of sad in the 21st century, but each to their own & I hope Actiblizz will handle it with the maturity & care due. The age of mass media censorship is fast ending, as games & other media are sold more & moving online, anyway. Gamer adults will vote with their wallets for what they want, edited games or director cut games, respectfully. Unsavory yes but war is hell,(and has been sugar coated in works before) but good luck Aussie gamers too. Its is okay to dislike & skip parts of a game/film/book/tv if not liked, too. Fears of copying are unfounded, as many will jump into multiplayer & skip story.

    CoD:WW2 still has an adult rating, like it predecessors & such should be enough, to beware players before you enter its harsh imagined world & press start. Its a game about war & not all of it will be roses, flags & jingoism. Not what I'd choose, but tis game about war & ugly & is the devs choice. If I play it, I'll likely skip it, if such option is there. Forewarned is forearmed.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 19/10/2017

    Hmm, awfulness of sex abuse & assault seems to be a running theme on EG at the moment (I get such about recent media news ill, mind). Very strange & coincidental, EG, but if that's you ill go to. Not for me, as a verbal abuse victim, I naturally dislike any kind of abuse with intent to harm & damage others (consenting adult stuff, not included) but I'll reply as well as I can, anyway.

    In creative entertainment media, what creators do in their created worlds imagined, in ones & zeroes, text or picture, can either be sweet or sour, just as life is. WW2 was a real life event world changing & much ugliness took place, as in all conflict our species has ever fought. As progressive human beings, we acknowledge the past & history & those lost, but don't look into the ugly well for too long.

    In 21st century games, of a mature nature, with adult certificate attached clearly, such as Call of Duty series, such might be covered, as is & has been done in movies & books before & while a sensitive topic of late, I expect will be handled with maturity, intelligence & good grace due such a topic or theme. As said with all such media, it is okay to like or dislike certain parts of anything creative media. I have my likes & dislikes too, but I don't dwell upon the latter, when there's more positive to enjoy & besides such thought, the modern video game moves at a very fast rate, especially CoD, leaving the player with little time to turn head.

    So enjoy your COD: WW2. Many won't even touch the single play game, anyway, but I so hope those playing are adult & able to maturely digest the scenes Actiblizz have included for dramatic effect, theme (war is ugly & our species worst emerges for some people, through too much exposure to such, most sadly) & also historical reference, perhaps not covered much & also because we might not see another WW2 game for a while after this one.

    Like, hey, No Russian from a past CoD was ugly too, but in a modern adult mature game of conflict nature, & adult mature gamers playing, we got through it & even had option to skip it, and some even never played it at all. I expect CoD:WW2 will have a skip option, perhaps & that's okay. Whether devs include such in their works is up to them, respectfully. By contrast, I know some female (& male) writers, include such scenes in their books/movie/comics, & yet I don't see anyone jumping on them for their works, while also sour of theme, not all creative works can or will be all positive, with no negative, but sometimes a mix of both. Handled with maturity such awfulness will be okay, as movies have always done for ages.

    Good luck with the CoDWW2 launch, anyway, Actiblizz. I'm kind of drummed out on WW2, but the multiplayer looks rad & it'll be a success & big fun for all.


    ((Acthung! Sorry guys, I gotta dash, my PC is being hacked & someone is uploading something not mine & weird onto it, very sad indeed. Later! X))
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  • Rogue Trooper Redux review

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/10/2017

    This game shows its age a bit but if it does well for Rebellion, good for them. Have love for comics in Blighty, but just wish the nation embraced them more. Never really was into 2000AD than the movies, each to their own.

    Enjoy if its your fun thing, people. Go, go, Blue Man Troop!
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  • How Valve released five of its greatest games in a single day

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/10/2017

    @kabalzerO

    Cool agree. Yeah some L4D1 & 2 would be fun too. Zombie fun at home or on the move, Hard to go wrong with it. I hope Valve take such idea on board.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2017

    Valve should consider porting this to Switch. Could do well for a rare 5 in 1 game pack. Worthy of every gamer's collection. Reply +1
  • Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2017

    @bad09

    I don't see any Neca or Art FX high quality models, art books good posters & soundtracks as much. After Amiibos & Nendoroids, that's the way to go, IMO.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2017

    And just like that the worm turns.

    Play to win evolved. I hope this is & feel better but wishes & horses. Will watch how this plays out if in CoD:WW2.

    If devs want to earn more money why not rely more on the merchandise for each game. Models, art books & soundtracks are a better more untapped way to go for extra, than more micros, while probably not as lucrative. Many japanese devs have used this formula for years.

    I'd welcome more art books & soundtracks, t-shirts & models (made to order perhaps)
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  • Capcom's Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney revamp on 3DS finally has a release date in the west

  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2017

    Switch collection, please. Reply +5
  • "We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark as first footage of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 airs

  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2017

    There's a good thing is some doing this. Pubs will reboot & find another way if loot boxes go away.

    Might be an idea to sell more merchandise, instead.
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  • EA has shut down Visceral Games

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2017

    Pity. Was looking forward to it doing well & something different. Dead Space was a game changer & still fun. Didn't play Hardline but its was alright, mind. Was really looking forward to 1313, too.

    Thanks for all the memories, Visceral & EA.
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  • Sony to release indie game on Nintendo Switch

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2017

    This was a KS project. Meets that missing Advance Wars vibe, nicely. Reply 0
  • Online petition forces government response to loot boxes

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2017

    @Diablo13

    Due to some not knowing the difference between video games & traditional gambling, some have just looking to lump them together, which might not work out as planned & I also feel this about some taking a cut of pie in a changing world. How devs respond will be interesting all the same.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2017

    @bighairybear65

    I think that they'd need to show you their balance sheets, but there's nothing wrong with making profit. Overall there's nothing wrong with making coins, but I feel some of the ways could be adjusted to better.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2017

    @bighairybear65

    I hear you on that brah, sometimes its a bit too much, but if such delays games, its you gamers will feel its hurt in the end. Devs need to find ways to cover rising cost of making a game.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2017

    This is interesting but likely won't do much because these people don't play or understand games.

    First of all, loot boxes don't target anyone underage. Secondly they are in most games avoidable, where you can opt in or out & still enjoy a game. Adjustments will be made to suit devs needs. I don't like them but no one has to use them.
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  • Ex-Uncharted developer alleges sexual harassment at Naughty Dog

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2017

    Hey, isn't it strange to have two such things happen in the news around the same time?

    Coincidence or just fate? Hmm! Interesting to note.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2017

    Problems at work are rarely solved for employees favor. This is why in many cases whatever the dispute, many who have trouble just leave to work elsewhere less stressful. Its easier to do, depending on where you work.


    In games & perhaps many other fields, this is another reason why many people are just setting up their own studios & creative outfits small to start, with better work culture, no toxicity people & working well towards a better goal & product positive. Many of us have had bad experiences in work that make us think, perhaps this isn't the place for me, with mind to move on.


    Just like any kind of bullying, it can end badly if something isn't done, but much weighs in the employers favor, & sadly in some cases such can follow an employee after they leave for more misery inflicted. Tread carefully & get some good advice on your side, if you have the means & time to do so to positive end. There's also a reason you never hear of employers harassing & bullying an employee, because while such goes on for those with power, money & influence such is hushed up. Good luck fella, whatever you do.
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  • Cuphead has sold over 1 million copies in the two weeks since it launched

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2017

    Good for MDHR. Something different & fun in games is always good.

    Absolutely love the Cuphead soundtrack, which is sadly not available on cd, but can be sampled & purchased over at BandCamp, probably Spotify as I don't have access to that. Will buy it when I can.

    Cuphead disc/physical release isn't going to be high until they break even which for a small dev is a good way to go.
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  • The Evil Within 2 review

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2017

    Looks like a lot of fun. Haven't played the first game properly yet. Reply 0
  • Are loot boxes gambling?

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/10/2017

    Perhaps they are much like pachinko machines & coin pushing machines. Designed to gain for the proprietor, but with the good illusion that the player will gain. Similar mentality maybe. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 12/10/2017

    An interesting question. I'd say possibly. That's a possibly because gambling is a game of chance, random. Loot boxes are at best the same except for written code is intentionally doing the choosing, & has been intentionally insert into a game & therefore not as random as say a through of two dice.

    I'm not sure what it is. What I do know is that if its a dividing thing in games into camps of haves & have nots, with possibly affecting game play then I can say that's not really a good thing, overall. If such drops are cosmetic in nature, then that's okay & not so bad.
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  • How Jon Hare's Sociable Soccer went from Kickstarter flop to Steam Early Access

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/10/2017

    Not for me but each to their own, enjoy if its for you.

    I will stick to Fifa, Pro Evo, Kopanita, Soccer Rage & Rocket League.
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  • Call of Duty: WW2 has a London map set during the Blitz

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/10/2017

    Cool screens. Perhaps there's room for more AC style, 'enjoy the level tour' modes in games. Reply 0
  • First look at Jurassic World Evolution in-game footage

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/10/2017

    We need to see more, though. How the game play actually breaks down from a to b, if this is an rts. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 09/10/2017

    Looks very cool, indeed. Don't be rubbish & please be good. X ^ ^ X Reply +9
  • Arms is getting another big update, and another new fighter

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/10/2017

    The drip release of characters like Capcom I guise keeps interest in it, while not ideal, may work.


    Debut of achievements is a good thing too & much needed on Switch, to encourage play & competition, while some may so not.
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  • Decoding Shenzhen: The Chinese city that makes the world's tech

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/10/2017

    Heard about it. One place to eventually check out, with all the wonders it might have.

    Would have made a great topic to add to the MIA, irregular EG podcast. Just saying.
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  • Xbox users can play online for free this weekend

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/10/2017

    @RSX901

    PSN might have improved since the PS4's launch, so I'll give you pass there. I don't have a PS4 yet so can't comment on that side. I hope you enjoy yours anyway. Seeking to have both services/console is best for more scope of cool games, but I know not all can afford such.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/10/2017

    @Mr_Writer85

    Lol. You are getting drowned in your fan boy emotions, friend. I have XB360 & PS3 still & I know PSN was down many more times than XBL, across the good decade both were on a high. PS4 & XB1 have been out for a fraction of the time. You can dispute if that makes you feel better at night, but this is a fact, I don't need stats for such as I lived through it. PS4 & XB1 may have improved things, but all gamers know PSN has been down much more. Chill, its okay to love & enjoy your stuff friend, but don't let that go to your head. Enjoy your PS4 & PSN, anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/10/2017

    @Mr_Writer85

    I had both PSN & XBL previously fella. I can tell you for a fact that PSN has been down a lot more than XBL, even while I don't have a PS4 or XB1S/XBX, this hasn't changed. Its up to Sony to fix that & hopefully with time they will yet improve.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    @mcronline

    Sony have some miles to make up on MS, let alone Nintendo. I think they should shift the rental part to own. I know I have a few PS3 games that I got free but due to being offline can't play them, which is silly. I think if PSN was more better with servers & infrastructure too & fix this rental problem, they'd be okay. room for improvement.

    Seeing how Nintendo handle its online service over the coming years will be interesting to watch & already they are going in the right direction with a paid online option, which helps with servers, people to service them & online store upkeep. Without the online fee, its obvious & clear to see how Nintendo have struggled over the years without the extra help.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    @mcronline

    I used to think that way too but then Xbox Live came along & the benefits additional are good than a standard PC. MS I will give credits for what they done with Live over 15-16 years,, while I'm from a normal PC background.

    They made voice chat standard on consoles & decent online play that rarely drops pace. While there are no dedicated servers, unless by a publisher, they do quite well. Have you noticed how it rarely goes down like PSN? That's because MS invest in servers & infrastructure well.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    A fine surprise. Thanks, MS. Reply +1
  • Westwood's Blade Runner is an all-time classic in danger of being forgotten

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/10/2017

    Reminds me of Snatcher which is obviously created out of love for Blade Runner. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    This is a game I missed on PC, heard its was a gem. EA is this on Steam?

    One to save, I think, or at least update.
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  • XP is helping me to learn German

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/10/2017

    A good bonus. Tis gut to learn another language, culture & improve & expand ones mind positively. Bravo!

    I find watching tv does such for me better. Deutschland 83, being the latest entertaining one, where focus on dialogue can help. Games can do the same by switching the language options & having a language guide book alongside. I've not tried it, but most U.K/E.U games comes with extra language options, if you want your games to become more of a puzzle.


    Learn a few languages & you'll be a better human. Go learn & enjoy!
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  • What happens to your Steam account when you die?

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/10/2017

    Indeed, there are always new games coming out, so its not like fun games already out will dry up in sales. Good games will always be played by gamers for decades to come.


    I'd like to think that when that Mars & Moon colonies become a huge thing in our future, they can still enjoy their Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Steam or other service for entertainment in their down time. Something to think about.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    This is a weird thing. I think if I'm still alive in 70 years, I'll pass mine onto my kin if I'm lucky enough to have any in days ahead & leave the details to access it in my will (if I make one), or just around so they can use it. Boxed physical games I'd do the same with.

    I've seen how Mr Willis had his itunes problem, & its weird how such can't on in a similar way, for doing so doesn't mean Apple will lose sales, in fact they'd likely gain more, due to new people being exposed to the timeless power of good music.

    There's the preservation & generational side I think should be thought about. What happens when some of our earth people move to Mars? Whole industries are gonna need to rethink & be birthed in the next 20 years, for where we go in life we will take our fun entertainment media culture with us. Use offline should be thought about too as an opt in/out.
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  • Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 has been released

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    This game will be awesome when it arrives.

    Love it but while we are young, guys.
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  • Soggy survival game The Flame in the Flood is coming to Switch next week

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/10/2017

    @Tomo

    That's expected. You wouldn't set up business anywhere unless you knew there was enough custom was there to sustain it & gain a good enough return on your investment? Switch is no different, friend. Indies are like others, where waiting until Switch has enough users & even then this game has back up sales on Steam & console sales.

    Steam style indie games are also easier to port for the most part, digitally or physically. Be glad Switch is getting a good game like this too. Enjoy!
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  • Double Fine shows off Psychonauts 2's "First Playable" milestone level

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    Didn't play the original of this one either, but would look forward to playing the sequel, while platform games are good but short lived these days. Reply +3
  • Rogue Trooper Redux Switch will launch alongside all other versions this October

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    Didn't play it last time so a blast from the past, I guess. Not a 2000AD fan but yet admire its place in the british comics industry that's had the stuffing beaten out of it & is barely breathing, bar the indie/small press side. Comics can indeed be so much more, but the heavy reliance on news stand limits what can be, each to their own.

    Will keep an eye open for it this game, once I have my Switch. Well done Rebellion.



    While this isn't the place, Ubisoft, PC GRAW 1 & 2 on Switch, please.
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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    Many have been looking forward to this for ages. Should keep a lot of people happy over the colder months. Enjoy! Shall check it out when I can. Reply 0
  • Street Fighter 5 will finally get an arcade mode in 2018, big Amazon leak reveals

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    That's good but it should have been the first fight thing in the game. Never mind, it should keep many happy to play it more & I hope that includes some better speed settings too.

    Thanks, Capcom! Still have played it but hope to do so in the future.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    That's good but it should have been the first fight thing in the game. Never mind, it should keep many happy to play it more & I hope that includes some better speed settings too.

    Thanks, Capcom! Still have played it but hope to do so in the future.
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  • Microsoft pulls U-turn on controversial Forza Motorsport 7 VIP changes

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    The people don't like it as an option on XBL, it goes away just like too much tv stuff. Reply -1
  • Fortnite Battle Royale introduces duos and supply drops

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/10/2017

    Good to see some update improvements, despite the recent PUBG stones thrown & glad players are adjusting to them well. The supply drops are Gears inspired like the defensive options, anyway, but that's a good thing.

    Enjoy both Fortnite & PUBG, if you can, as both are no doubt worth your regular gaming time.
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