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  • Lords of the Fallen 2 to launch in 2017

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/05/2015

    Haven't tried the first game, but liked what I saw of it. Still, nice to have a DS alternative, once you've finished or given up on them.

    More, why not?
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  • Sunset review

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/05/2015

    I love more of these kinds of games, bringing an interesting spin on games we know. And the work of a small team too. Cool to get something different now and then. Thumbs up.

    Will add to wishlist.
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  • Need for Speed reboot requires online connection

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/05/2015

    @null

    I hear you, but what you are missing and not considering is the long term effect on said games. EA frequently switch off servers for online games, killing most of the games content we purchased with them. Can you really say that's okay, because we are pushed to move onto the new shiny?

    Don't see anyone else switching off servers much but EA, who wanted to control them with an iron fist. If EA were to offer gamers another option, before server shutdown, then this stuff wouldn't be a problem.

    To date they have not. So yeah, why exactly should we buy games that they can kill switch later on?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/05/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    Still got 90's Arcade Racer to come soon, if you want to itch that arcade scratch.

    Kudos to Forza and Driveclub too, but I really think that the driving games that will win this, will be that ones that can have an extended life (on PC at least) and show better dues to gamers, with on and offline play.

    Yeah, it seems some of the suited ones at EA, have learned nothing from their Sim City debacle, and Cities coming from nowhere and showing how a city builder game should be done. Can see the same thing happening with EA's driving games, if they aren't careful.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/05/2015

    Way to kill your game, EA. Loved NFS: HP, Burnout etc, but this idea is not good.

    Before launch, new NFS game has to be online. Please understand.

    Five years later.

    Er, yeah, we'll be switching off that NFS games servers, now that we have your money, suckers. Come again.

    I get that games are online a lot now, fine, but too much focus (granted for dedicated online games) on this (and how EA frame it) is exactly why I'm losing faith in certain games, that I'd rather just opt out and play something else. And like BF, which was once awesome, then EA got involved, tipping oil into the water, looks like NFS is another EA game I'll be skipping.

    Doubt I'll be buying this. I guess its Dirt or Project Cars instead.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight is another step away from the intimacy of Arkham Asylum

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/05/2015

    Won't be bothered by any changes. These games are a blast to play, following a bit in the footsteps of Prototype and Infamous series.

    Great fights, characters and puzzles. Hope it does well.
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  • Twitch bans streaming of ESRB Adults Only-rated games

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/05/2015

    I can agree that its more treating adults like children again, but besides that I also think Twitch and those big guns that purchased them are trying to cover themselves from anything negative happening around the game.

    Its highly unlikely anything will happen ever, as the vast majority of us gamers, can tell the difference between real life and fake characters made of ones and zeroes in a human looking form, within an imagined world. The game is rated so its done what it needed to do. Better to give it an encrypted adult stream or something. There's also the point of games like this not needing stores to sell or big expensive pr, leaving traditional options scratching heads.

    Keep the moral panic red button untouched. Tis not needed, Twitch. If it was, you might have to bend to those who don't even play games and reduce your streaming to platform, sport and puzzle games. Yum! Nice and wholesome, limited and boring to even imagine.

    No BF, GTA etc. That would be a sad day and gamers shouldn't feel bad for enjoying playing/watching them being played. Its all entertainment, like it or not. Each to their own.

    As for Hatred, haven't played it, so can't give a solid opinion on it and got plenty other stuff to play, thanks. Those gamers who buy and play it, will ultimately decide its fate, whether its good or crap.
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  • FIFA 16 features female national teams for first time

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/05/2015

    Long overdue but still welcome. Can only help fans of the game, while also hopefully creating new ones. Reply +3
  • Splatoon stock swiped in Nintendo lorry heist

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/05/2015

    Some disappointed fans are gonna be angry on friday. Certainly sucks like a squid appendage on the flesh. Reply +1
  • Project Cars Wii U stalled, may be delayed until NX

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/05/2015

    Did say this would happen and not surprised. I'm not going to blame Slightly, though. Were the Wii U a better conceived system, it wouldn't have this trouble getting so many games to work on it like other formats.

    Next time, x86, Nintendo. A sad day for Wii U owners, but there you go.

    @Shifty

    Don't be surprised at the response from some here. They fail to think/know and consider about how games are made, with fanboy flag aloft.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @number1024

    Couldn't remember the shape of Square back then. I thought they were doing okay because of their SNES successful jrpgs, but I don't know everything.

    Well. those ports to PC would be welcome on Steam, but I get why they'd be a hassle these days.

    Wishful horses and all.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @number1024

    Almost bankrupt Square in the mid-late 90's? Heard nothing of that. I could understand some n64 FFVII code being in there, but you easily forget about FFVIII, IX, Vagrant Story, Brave Fencer, Ehrgeiz, Xenogears, Parasite Eve, Chrono Cross, Einhander and Front Mission 1, 2, Alternative etc? All of those were fine fun games in their own right, that came to PS1 and its cd media. (Actually, I'd really like to see Square get these jrpg classics onto Steam, as many never saw release in Europe etc)

    Sure, Square of late have been less diverse and that's a pity and disappointing, but costs have risen a lot so less is made and less risks taken. Would love some of those old games to return again, but its like talking to walls as far as they are concerned.

    The FF series has been over-farmed IMO, but XV and the current XIV might yet change its fortunes, the latter doing well. Square's acquisition/merger of/with Enix, way back when, has also muted their creativity a lot. Its good to have competition to push you a bit.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @Bagpuss

    You are echoing my greatest fear of NX, which is that it might end up being like a ball and chain system. With (if its in two parts) one part being better than the other, but overall still not up to par with other formats.

    I hope I'm wrong, as Nintendo need a big enough break.

    Its very weird of them not to want to talk about it at E3, though. Last time they did that (with Wii U specs), we got the Wii U.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @number1024

    I'm aware of MK thanks and had plenty fun with it over the years. My point was that considering how much Project Cars was made for, Nintendo could have done similar.

    As for hardware limiting ports, that's been the song of sorrow for all Nintendo home consoles since the N64. I was once sour about Square leaving for PS1, back in the day, but these days, I totally understand why they did so.

    Like many today, if Square couldn't realize their visions of a game on a Nintendo home console (a pity), it either gets cancelled or in other cases isn't made at all. Slightly are in a similar situation, like Codemasters.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @LordDemigod

    Yep, well said. Some don't seem to get that part.

    @cloudskipa

    Slightly want to deliver the best game possible and they've done that on PC, PS and XB1. The Wii U version on their Kickstarter was a noble thing to do, but you also have to remember that Project Cars has been a few years in the making, and a lot of dipping sales have happened to the Wii U since then. Don't be surprised if it gets canned.

    Yeah, I remember when Dirt was cancelled on GC (shortly before or after a Tomb Raider game). I too was very disappointed by that, but it bought home for me, the repeating realities of having a Nintendo home console. Some said the game was finished, but Codemasters perhaps weren't happy with it or something.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro

    Nintendo games looking good in HD isn't saying much (as they are mostly bright/cartoony by design. Games catered to their own systems always look good, bright and less demanding, whereas those who strive for more on Wii U in HD, end up looking not so good.

    Is it any wonder that Nintendo haven't made a game like Project Cars (which is still a small studio game), because such a game would really reveal Wii U's flaws.

    As for the tales of Banjo getting gimped as not to look better than Mario games on N64, well, that says enough.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    With PS3 and XB360 versions cancelled, this ones hanging on by its teeth on Wii U. Not really surprised by them having Wii U trouble, as many of devs of such demanding have before them. 720p?

    Thing is by the time it hits NX, it'll be an old game that many would have played and finished. Good luck to them anyway. Its still a cool game.
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  • A brief history of Street Fighter 4

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/05/2015

    An enduring much loved classic. Hours of playing fun.

    Not going to upgrade to Ultra just yet, because of SFV isn't that far off.

    Also grew up playing SF2 in every arcade or video store I could find, before consoles really took hold instead of us. Even those novelty tweaked Hyper Fighting machines, that seemed to cheat you somehow. Was cool that also help push a Turbo and Super versions. Seeing peeps do their mad SF skills while standing behind, watching in awe was cool.
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  • The Mad Max game takes a different path to Fury Road

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/05/2015

    Surprising that no one had done a game like this of late (with the rise of open world games. Last time I saw something like it was this.

    http://www.giantbomb.com/zoku-the-legend-of-bishin/3030-33254/
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @teddy1590

    I can agree that Warner like to have these games around, after the success of the Batman games. The best thing is that they don't seem to want to interrupt the devs working their magic, as has spoiled many a game. Not a bad plan.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    Loving the look of this one. Could be this years sleeper hit, like Shadows of Mordor was in 2014.

    Still got to see Fury Road but not bothered if they aren't linked, as Shadows also showed a game can still be its own thing and still work.

    Roll on, September.
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  • The world's greatest hillclimb has just come to Dirt Rally

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/05/2015

    Can't wait to play it.

    Don't let the naysayers of Early Access bring it down.
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  • Resident Evil Zero remaster announced for early 2016

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/05/2015

    @Foolish_Monkey

    Tis already done, see hear from a few weeks back. Not bad considering its in Unreal 3. Give this guy a call, and RE2 could be back out there again. The same techniques could also be applied to RE3 eventually.

    Get him on that Capcom phone, and they stand to make things much easier, than redoing all the work themselves. All it'll probably need is tweaks and edits etc.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-02-02-resident-evil-2-fan-completes-full-remake
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @Cappy

    Yeah, you could be right on the boxed game part, but then I think most will go that way eventually. Many indies by pass the boxed version all the time, cutting their costs and can perhaps look at it later on.

    I'd forgotten about Dragon's Dogma Online. Hope it does well for them and should be a hit on PC, hopefully with all those Dark Arisen extras.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @Cappy

    Not sure about that. They might be scaling back a bit, but we'll see what they have planned at E3.

    We've still got Deep Down to come out.

    Almost forgot, a Dragons Dogma HD update, please, Capcom. I need a PC version.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @BBIAJ

    I almost forgot about the character switching feature. It should be interesting to see how that might work, if adjusted for co-op play. Could be fun.

    Yeah, Rebecca needs to raise her game in the series, but that's what you get for being a medic in a zombie world. No one to really heal up.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    Very cool news. RE Zero and RE1 remake really made having a GC worth it. Zero is challenging enough on its own, so glad to see it will get new fans. Also liked being able to just drop items anywhere in the game on the ground, and you'd not need the item box to store everything. Come back later for that ink ribbon, you couldn't carry.

    Like Barry, they really need to bring Billy Cohen back for another game. He's one of the series better characters, IMO.

    Writers block? No. I think its okay for them to seek other games that they think will sell. I expect Capcom were surprised by RE1 remakes success, but that's also why IMO, when some games are format exclusive, it only hurts and limits them a lot. We are used to timed exclusives now, but RE Zero was from a time before, where exclusive usually meant totally exclusive.

    RE Zero is also more than likely at the request of RE fans, so there's no way this can go wrong. If all goes well, perhaps we can get remake updates of RE2 and 3 and once the full series is available on most formats, that's a lot of zombie busting fun to be had.

    Might also be time to give that guy who did that RE2 fan remake a call, Capcom.
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  • Perception is a new horror game from some of the people behind BioShock

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    Sounds literally, COOL!...Cool...cool...cool...

    Haunted places are cool too. Another game to watch, if it meets its goal.
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  • Video: Playing Black Mesa, the Half-Life for today

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    @Ryze

    I'm in good company for I admit to not finishing Half Life either or Half Life 2, as fun as they were.

    Opposing Forces was cool, but overall I loved those games for offering their mix of combat and puzzling elements. The platform bits were indeed no picnic, but pushed players to think their way out of a jam, than the all guns blazing of previous fps games. Got lost a good few times in that place, but what was also great about it was that it never pushed players with too much pressure. You could take as much time on a level as you wanted, to fully explore it then leave (so long as the level exit was clear.

    Half Life is a old game now, so it'd be good for more people to play a classic in Black Mesa.
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  • What can we learn from The Witcher 3 "downgrade" fiasco?

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    I have no problem with this. PC is usually the lead with games like this and will give the best version of a game 99% of the time, PC visuals also look better when presented on larger screens or even a cinema screen. All they need to do is say 'footage from PC version.

    Not hard to do.

    If they are in error though, best to fix it.

    As for CG trailers, I think eventually most games will look sweeter like that in game anyway, and each dev needs a way to help sell a game, in a very crowded pool with limited time. Using too much actual game footage will just long out a trailer, which might also have to fit into tv ad slots.

    Can also agree that all art changes from start to finish. In the end, you might have something different, than where you previously planned to go.
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  • The Witcher 3 biggest UK launch of 2015 so far

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/05/2015

    Good times. My faith in better rpgs is being restored by games like this. Well done, CDP.

    Added to Steam get list.
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  • The best Vita games

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/05/2015

    Its still a fine system, but Sony really need to address their dedication to it and those who invested in it. Sure, their focus has been PS4's launch but that has passed by. Here's hoping it gets some highlights at E3, but I'm not going to hold my breath on it.

    Would still like to get one eventually.
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  • Little Devil Inside mixes Wind Waker with Bloodborne and Mad Max

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/05/2015

    Video looked cool with an interesting art style. Also cool to see something different. Reply +2
  • Shenmue and Streets of Rage to receive vinyl soundtracks

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/05/2015

    Cool move, but who has a vinyl player than hardcore music types and djs?

    Would pick up on cd, as I have some many cd/dvd players about.
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  • Neon Struct review

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/05/2015

    Heard about this game, sounds cool enough. Certainly can't do any worse that recent similar games, I hope.

    Will watch for Syphon Filter/Spy Fiction action.
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  • New study suggests link between gaming and neurological disorders

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/05/2015

    Next up, mary j is bad for you and cigs good for you. Reply +1
  • Video for cancelled Doom 4 revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/05/2015

    @Kull

    Thanks for the info update. I wasn't that into Doom as many others.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 19/05/2015

    Well, that looked like it was gonna be on earth, seems a lot better than another space mining colony etc for previous Doom games, already. But oh, its cancelled. Pity that.

    Needs better bots designs, mind.
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  • Oculus Rift won't block virtual reality porn

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/05/2015

    Oculus has already got a hill to climb. Awesome tech but its uses might be few in games, than elsewhere outside of games. So, why not this option for those that want it?

    Not for me, but certainly didn't hurt VHS or DVD formats.
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  • Dimension Drive returns to Kickstarter after troll ruined previous effort

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/05/2015

    Good luck to him, a second time. DD looks coolio. Reply +1
  • Seeing Red: The story of CD Projekt

  • SpaceMonkey77 18/05/2015

    That was a mammoth piece, but an interesting journey.

    Shows that you can grind something cool from simpler beginnings. Give it a few years and they might be as big as Ubisoft etc. Also glad to see they are sticking to the stones they built themselves on, when so many do the opposite.

    Will look forward to Witcher 3 and well done CD Projekt.
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  • Rich Stanton on: The Koj delusion

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/05/2015

    @7M7

    The first MGS game is a gem. Fun to play, with its great and bizarre motley crew of characters, great action, weird but also thoughtful dialogue and doses of grated filmy cheesecake alongside. Still ranks as the only MGS game I've played beginning to end. If you don't have the MGS collection, I think its worth picking up and DL the first game too.

    With Konami in its current state as far as console games go, these games might not be around forever. Get them while they are hot and in the wild. If Kojima does depart Konami, we might never see the likes of such games again.

    As for Kojima kind of using his characters as foils for fun and amusement, sometimes poking fun at overzealous fans and sometimes not, I think that's a good thing. Its a bit like Psycho Mantis, playing, taunting and battling Snake, (you fool, you've lost all control!) to keep us gamers on our feet, just outside of the games while waiting for the next one. Kind wish Square would do the same kind of thing with FF (if they haven't already.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/05/2015

    Interesting piece, Rich.

    I can agree that many of us might have jumped to conclusions about Quiet, when none of us know the full extent of what the upcoming MGS game entails. I admit I was one of them, but I'm also very aware that his work isn't done yet, and can't really be critiqued until its done and on sale. World, characters and all. Its okay to be wrong sometimes.

    Frankly, we are lucky to have the likes of Kojima (and Ken Levine) around, for its only these two creators, that have shaken my game space with thought provoking games and raising topics that many might be too cowed and scared to touch upon. It was from the PS MGS, that I first heard stuff about 'nuclear proliferation' as a word that made me think, with a 'what's that' question mark. Wait, wait a moment, Kojima! This game is about a secret sci-fi giant walking robot, isn't it? This stuff had been raised in films, books during my youth, but I never thought about any of it, beyond those weird 80's end game/apocalypse things like Robot Jox, Terminator or War Games, but you'll find that similar stuff is also raised in other japanese stuff like Mobile Suit Gundam and other japanese works. This is partly (from what I remember) because with Japan being the only nation to suffer nuke attack and aftermath, they tend to do their best through their media (anime, manga and games), to raise it as a topic/subtext and thus make sure such nuclear madness never, ever happens again and amen to that.

    As the most destructive force we have as a species have, it should be kept in check, harnessed for good use where possible and never forgotten in what it can really do. MGS was also a game series born on the back of the Cold War years in the mid 80's. And while they are out of the picture, Japan has Russia and China very close to it, packing a whole lot of atomic heat, though potentially aimed elsewhere, but who knows where.

    In a similar way, Bioshock taught me about the Boxer Rebellion, which I previously knew nothing about. Why is it that it took Bioshock for many to see things from the past? Perhaps because history can be boring to some, depending on how its presented, while sometimes being one sided, depending on who's telling it, when there's always differing perspectives and murky fogs. Perhaps it could also be said that most nations have their skeletons, that they wish to stay buried, beneath the sand of time.

    Remember the Six Days in Fallujah game? It could have been a cool game along certain challenging lines, but it wasn't to be, because some objected before learning more about it. Now, it begs the question of why some seem to think games can't cover such topics with style and intelligence. They can, but publishers and share holders fear scaring away custom or courting controversy. I think its great to have games, books, films etc that challenge us and raise tough topics.

    MGS series is the Bond of games. It asks tough questions of us, that many usually ignore and go on with their lives, so long as its not happening to them,, its okay. Sure, some of the stuff in the games has been strong, but messed up happens in war....from on either side.

    As for MGS after the upcoming version, it'll be a poorer series without his hands and mind, mastering the puppet strings.

    Like Square and FF, cosplay and merch like above model is also a big part of MGS series. All help bring in more loot for Konami.

    Bioshock, GTA and MGS, we'd be lost without you.

    (Attention! This has been SpaceMonkey EG post production, with topics raised of a sensitive nature or not, not to be taken out of context. Thank you)
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  • Diablo 3 third anniversary adds cow level on PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/05/2015

    @CaoSlayer

    Lol. Yes, the extra special edition comes with complimentary pint of milk and a double beef burger to go.

    A one two cow punch!
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/05/2015

    This also comes in a special edition with a pint of milk. Reply +3
  • Oculus Rift recommended specs confirmed

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/05/2015

    Really love the tech, but I don't see this gaining ground in the mainstream enough to break even.

    Core gamers like many of us, will more likely have something that can run one of these, whereas the casual main-streamer with too much money might bite, but not that many, IMO (won't catch on like Wii. On top of all that, you should remember that PC sales are way down because of tablet/laptops being easier to use and carry (and hey, Oculus is too much for laptop to hook to, which leaves desk tops that few beyond the core are buying to access one.

    Aarrgghh! The head explodes.

    There's going to be a lot of problems if this one and the others behind it, work well in performance, but are overpriced and too high end for many (and end up a bit like Sony's 3Dtv, which few gamers bought.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/05/2015

    @seeyoshirun

    Agree. It'll have a few good games but probably won't get much support. And it's still a peripheral....you know....like Kinect was.
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  • Formula Fusion looks like the closest we're going to get to a new WipEout

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/05/2015

    It'll reach its goal. Good that its gonna be on PC too. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 15/05/2015

    @PirateRoberts

    Yeah, that lack of personality and sterile feel was the kind of point I was also trying to make.

    To a degree, can't blame publishers for being risk averse. Look at what's on the horizon, VR headsets, 4K extra res tv, and there's no guarantee that any of them will succeed. And before all of that, many were burnt via Wii, Wii U, Kinect etc. These are things that indie devs have smartly sidestepped.

    I can also agree that if they focused on solid fun games, move the suits out of the way and let the creatives do their thing, many gamers would be happier.

    Most recent games that disappointed gamers, were those that were probably micro-managed along the line and ended up doing more harm than good, like Destiny and The Order 1888. Is it any wonder why some cooler games are coming from Kickstarter?
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  • Divinity: Original Sin overhauled for PS4 and Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/05/2015

    Was almost never made so its good that more peeps can play it. Console gamers get a dose of what a decent PC game can be like, and hopefully not the last. Reply 0