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  • Early Access games done right

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2015

    I like this piece too. Its the kind of thing early access/kickstarter/patreon small games needed. A lot of other games that could be on this list but give it time and make a round up regular. Reply +1
  • Excruciatingly difficult 2D adventure La-Mulana EX dated for Vita next week

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    This and Spelunky on Vita would deal hours of fun play. Hopefully every Vita owner will bag a copy, as its not exactly being showered in new games. Reply 0
  • Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    All our heroes are dying, slowly. RIP.

    Best loved for ST and Fringe.
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  • Ridge Racer Unbounded servers shut down in Europe

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    This kind of stuff is also one my prime reasons to consider quitting console gaming altogether. Switching off servers, like EA do, instead of running it by gamers first (perhaps so an alternative server can be sought) is very annoying and out of line.

    How hard is it to give a little notice to gamers, eh? So much for customer service and goodwill.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    Sad news. I can understand the 360 and PS3 versions, as those consoles are on their way out soon, but the PC version should at least stay online for much longer. Don't think I'll be buying another one of these.

    Nothing like half-hearted DLC/online play to encourage investing in consoles. Thanks BN. Was just starting to get into my Steam copy, but not anymore.
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  • Future Assassin's Creed games will have "more robust modern day" than Unity

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    I think FMV makes a good point. We as gamers are guilty of holding one series we like aloft, while perhaps ignoring another that we might not like. Nintendo rehashes and its okay because fun times and games but that's a hypocrisy flag stabbed home.

    Having a long running series can make things easier for a dev team, while they also work on other projects. AC is more valid than most series though, as its heavily story based. It would be hard to do the same kind of thing wit Prince of Persia series.

    Have some faith, though. We still have The Division and Rainbow Six to come, both that look cool, and a lot of those AC duckets help pay for making those games too. Give Ubisoft a chance to complete their AC vision.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    Not really surprised by this news, by just the amount of numbers sold it brings mucho loot for them. Its high up there and is like Ubisoft's Just Dance games which also sell loads. Its a tough competitive market, so whatever they have to do is their problem.

    I just hope that they can be more creative in the ways of assassination, than the usual neck stabby blade, When that variety turns up like Kagero's Deception, please call me and then I'll be more pumped to play it. AC already has the good story so its now about the game play improving.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed yet again

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER

    Still plucking my way through Payday 2 on PC. There's an infamy level system in the game from 1 to 5 and each has 100 sub levels to progress through. Once I reach level 5 I should peak, but I hear they might be raising that infamy level more in March. I think I also enjoy the updates on PC, which are regular adding challenge. Working with a team of even random players to a goal works well, like in BF. Failing that, playing on your own lets you master it at your own pace.

    Other than my Payday 2 sweets, also playing a bit of Chivalry, crazy wilderness survival in The Long Dark, The Forest, Ace Combat Assault Horizon and going through TWD S1 again, so I can play S2.

    How about you, what are you playing?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER

    Cool beans then. Sorry if I judge you wrong (that and no emos on EG). Its cool to enjoy as many games as you can in life, as well as have an opinion on those you do and don't own/support. Its also very easy to get too entrenched in a box, than the fruity contents within that bring us all here to EG.

    Like Iron and some others here I know where you hail from. Kudos to you. Only got so much time on this earth, so enjoy your games in quality and quantity, as you can.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER

    Alright, FMV. Best to not feed or battle with them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER

    Great to hear and I'm the same. Even if you don't play on your PC, you shouldn't discount the PC from your multi-format mindset. There's some really special gems on PC, made by small devs you've never heard of, and perhaps may not grace consoles some of us hold aloft.

    Delays will always happen, be it GTAV or another 3DS iteration. Just one of life's potholes we can sidestep, in a world where we want everything yesterday. Due to the digital releases these day, most games hit PC early/on time anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER

    Well, feel free to believe what you will. I do myself best not to divide into camps, when both PC and consoles all run fun and entertaining games. I'll even play some Nintendo stuff, which despite some of my views on them, are insane fun too.

    If I was a real disliker as you might like to claim, I'd frown upon simple playing cards and chess, just because they are ancient but still fun games, Quite the opposite as they and many other games can be fun and challenging...even without PC and consoles. Lol, fun elsewhere, who knew...life is full of surprises.

    As you were.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Pandy

    Well, while your opinion of Hardline might be less, doesn't mean the majority of other gamers share your view. Despite my skipping it because its overpriced DLC, BF4 did alright for DICE/EA.

    GTAV has also been successful on console, but its also trying to do similar heist stuff like Hardline and Payday 2.

    I hope that you can connect the dots and see why Hardline, with its 64 player games will do well, despite my or your objections/ire of it, and possibly next to GTAV eventually once its on PC. Me, I hope to play both GTAV and Hardline. Why settle for less and be a humbug? Buy and play what suits you, friend.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    I do find it amusing that some push this PC master race crap. Nothing wrong with liking your PC, and it doesn't mean you hate consoles either. Being able to mod games is one of the bonuses of that. After the Just Cause mods, would love to see what some GTA fans can create.

    The PC version of most games are usual the best ones, another worthy perk.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    This is going be tough for GTAV, now. BF Hardline is due in March and is going to clean house, while Rockstar have struggled just to get their heists online going and they've had plenty of time. While both can be epic fun, Hardline will surely gain that ground GTAV has left open to win.

    Plus Payday 2 is still awesome heisting fun. GTAV PC will have to wait til later in the year. (Hope GTAV's got some mod tools for such a long wait, too)

    Other stuff to play until then.
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  • Joe Mad's Battle Chasers is getting turned into a video game

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/02/2015

    @cornishlee

    There are a lot of games to play in a year, let alone past purchases to fill my time (or anyone elses. I have the first game anyway. I know Nordic have it under their wing, but maybe E3 might deliver something about this Battle Chasers game or more Darksiders.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    Potential for awesome is high. Battle Chasers was a lot of fun and would make a cool game. It would be good to see him return to it and conclude its tale in comic form. As for its designs, they are very 90s but it is what it is. A good move, as Darksiders needs a break after two games. Reply +1
  • Fable Legends is free-to-play

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    Liked the look of this from E3, so if there's a PC cut, would check it out. Reply 0
  • Video: Final Fantasy 15 flaunts realistic wildlife

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    Well I think that Square spend more time on these needless thing, over the past few FF games. Without a clear vision like previous games that felt more focused, I hope that FFXV isn't a glorified tech demo letting Square's tech catch up with their FF visions and actual game play.

    If they want us to pay it more attention, show us some story game play, not the pretty window dressing, thanks.
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  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition for PS4, Xbox One in June

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    @ptbutler

    Yeah, too true. Its a finer game due to all the feedback players have given, so PS4/XB1 gamers are getting a good deal and some fun times ahead.

    Especially love the addition of Clover, who's funny but packs a punch and holds her own. Also love REASONABLY PRICED DLC. (EA and Activision could learn something here from Overkill, in that if you make DLC cheap enough, more gamers will invest in it. It was overpriced DLC that killed BF for me.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    @Peew971

    Depends who you mean. Overkill, no. They got games mentioned above in the pipe. If you mean other bigger devs however, maybe, maybe not. We are keen gamers, but we don't know all there is to know.

    Love your sarcasm, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    @NoTheMama

    I think I also said here before, we get these kind of transitional updated games early in a consoles life cycle, as dev time on the new shiny PS4/Xbone games will take longer to make. Look back at previous gens and you'll see.

    Once we are about three years into this gen, releases of actual PS4/Xbone games will increase. However, these games will also be PC games too mind, to spread the love and make more money. A game like Payday 2 is similar to stuff like The Orange Box, early in PS3/360's life cycle. Not super high end but still hella fun.

    The trifecta will work itself out.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    @Peew971

    Good question. Remasters aren't eating that much up, IMO. Most of what you see in that sector will be japanese games, as most western games get a PC version. Exceptions made for console exclusives like The Order 1888.

    Large amount of costs and resources are going into games like The Order from large devs, when it need not be so. Someone will over spend for no reason. Ask yourself this. How much did it cost to get the likes of Watchdogs, Destiny and The Order onto the big stage at E3? Not all game appear up there but those that do must be spending loot. Notice how those mentioned above weren't all that sweet either.

    I agree that we should get both solid full great looking fun games of reasonable content and price, but I don't mind if a few short cuts are taken to make a solid fun game like Payday 2. Working within limits can work sometimes.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    This is expected. PS3 and 360 versions were fine fun, but those consoles only have so many years of support left in them, probably another two/three years as more games push to PS4 and Xbone. Overkill aren't that big so it make sense to push the superior PC cut to Xbone and PS4.

    Been playing the PC version for a while now, and I have to say its an insanely fun game in co-op or single player, while not as polished as many other games these days. Invest time to learn its ways and you'll see the bigger picture of fun. Extra DLC also rounds its out well, and Overkill are open to mods suggested etc. Options for stealth or loud for each heist provide tactical means that many other games don't have.

    Can't go wrong with this one. Its not perfect but show me a game that is. On top of that, PS4 and Xbone libraries still aren't bulging with good games yet.

    Cool that its got to 9m for Overkill, especially when many would rather play triple A CoD or BF. And for those griping about prices on console, I got two words for you.

    Steam sale.
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  • Video: Why Telltale's new IP might be its best game yet

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    I get why Lionsgate would want a piece, considering that the once upstart games industry keeps going from strength to strength, while film is somewhat a limited medium for story telling and kind of struggling, except for in certain big budget and indie circles.

    I'm still not sure that this mix of media is a good idea. The Tron/Defiance experiment puts me off and on top of that, I like my games to be games. Sure, they can learn a lot from film with regards to writing, but games are about doing and taking part. Last thing we need is more games trying to be films (cough MGS cough). I admire the enthusiasm of some but I just hope they don't mess up their new baby.
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  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    Well, MS have themselves to blame for how things turned out for XBone. Next time, like Sony, they'll be wiser in their decisions when it comes to giving games a new system. The sales of Kinect would have no doubt told them it wasn't wanted and it smart to try and force it on gamers, but they having sunk so much into it, didn't want to listen to that. Shuffling of their exec cards at MS, from gaming people to Windows people was the worst idea and spelt 'bad news' even before their famous E3 tanking.

    PS4 is lead console and amen to that. However, I think that while many play that resolution angle, when 4K HDtvs are more available and reach that magic price point and size, it won't matter much to notice. It'll be used as a mace by some to lord over others, as the PC looks on and laugh at them both. (Don't do that, its pointless really). We've all enjoyed games in the past that looked absolute dump today, so no point in stone throwing.

    Wii U as a fun choice, I can get behind that. Just a big pity its not going to gain more gamers for it to break even overall, and lacks games.
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  • The new arcade game that makes Star Wars fun again

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    That's cool that SW is back in arcades, or bowling alleys/skating rinks etc. The SW pinball machines have been out for a while, and with that seventh flick due soon, will keep an eye out for this fun pod. Looks cool.

    Agreed it would certainly rock the galaxy far far away, louder, as a G-Loc style version.
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  • Battlefield Hardline's EA Access trial detailed

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/02/2015

    Even if I can't play, its a nice incentive to those who have access. It'll sell like warm cookies and ice cream, anyway. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 25/02/2015

    Sounds nice but I feel short changed. If this isn't appearing on Origin too that's not nice. Don't ghettoize gamers, EA. Reply -2
  • New Street Fighter 5 video introduces Charlie

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Calverz

    Lol. Killer Instinct says 'Hi' from the poor island already. Many of the original KI characters were lame by design.

    SF is just hailing from its Alpha roots and manga like stylized design sense. For the boring of supposed realism, play Tekken, where models are reused and reskinned add infinitum. Pretty much Poser mods with clothes most of them.
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 might yet be great, but the episodic structure does it no favours

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Kami

    Yeah, Biohazard/RE has like MGS, always done good challenging boss fights with great grotesque BOWs. Would be fun to fight RE4 chainsaw guy.

    As time has gone on though, they began to get silly and QTE based in RE5. Got to the end of RE5, and QTEs just killed it for me ON THE VERY LAST BOSS. Still haven't finished it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Kami

    Sounds good, a boss rush mode. You'd have to remove Lisa Trevor from that though, as she's the only thing in the RE/bio series that you can't kill, just run from/avoid. (Would love to fight some of those old bosses, Dragons Dogma style, though. Chris with bow gun, Barry climbs on its back and stabs away etc.

    Read the files In RE Remake for more on why she's still alive and won't die, even at gun point, so don't waste that ammo on her.

    As for Evolve, I hear what you say. 4 vs 1 was going to have problems from day one, because hunting in general is a lot of tracking/waiting around. A 4 vs 4 mode would have been a better option and potentially more fun.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Kami

    Those modes sound like those that have been in Biohazard for ages. The RE4 co-op mode sounds like the more progressive way to go. Making modes too location based, reusing the level assets can be a double edge sword, cool for retro fun, but lacking for wider multiplay.

    Yeah, they certain have a vault of BOW weapons that can just be thrown in a game. You want challenge, try tackling Yawn, Plant 42, Tyrant and the Batapillar, horde style (instead of just mostly zombies. Could be some epic fun, if Capcom would get on it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Darren

    That's a good point. Kinda wish Telltale would just release the whole thing at once. Waiting has its place, but make us fill our time with other games etc.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Kami

    That's an interesting idea. You mean like an online Biohazard horde like game. Possibly against the optional clock, run and gun stuff, with past series defeated BOWs thrown in for good measure.

    I'd certainly check that out. Giant spiders, snakes, zombies and other stuff versus you and weapons, go nuts.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    I think that Capcom see Telltale's TWD success and want to emulate it a bit. Perfectly understandable from the once pioneer of the zombie buster game, but while I haven't played it, pushing the Biohazard series this episodic way seems half hearted. While the action game play will deliver along with some jump scares, I'll still check it out, but does it suit?

    My main concern would be that of story, which Capcom will find it hard to match TWD for, let alone its characters and their minor conflicts. RE has milked story so much (alongside those terrible movies) that I've stopped caring about it and its hokey conspiracy guff.

    Anyway, will watch on Steam for zombie action gibs, once its all out there.
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  • Hunger Games film studio Lionsgate announces Telltale Games partnership

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    Hmm, since that updated piece of info above. I'm even more puzzled, but will give them a chance to work the magic.

    After once pioneering Defiance, not too sure about this tv/game hybrid shennanigans. Prove me wrong, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @Dantonir

    Interesting thought. My thought on Royale was the view of someone who was a bit angry at japanese youth not following in their parents footsteps and conforming etc. So the BR was hatched in a way to thin their numbers out, in militaristic survival conditions that some of their parents (post war or not) might have approved of or secretly sanctioned. Looking back now, BR seems juxtaposed and silly, with Japan in a death spirallingly low birth rate. Some individualistic rebellious japanese kids are certainly better than no kids at all, right?

    Hunger, I saw as similar but futuristic. The District world reminded my Midgar from FFVII, where each segment did something different. Each had its pros and cons and gradually you traveled through them and and saw things you shouldn't have (Mako reactors and where that mysterious energy comes from, Jenova, Shin Ra etc). Midgar is not the perfect place first thought. Hunger is like you in control of Aeris, if she hadn't died early instead of mopey Cloud.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @ObliviousTroll

    As YA stuff, Hunger kind of follows what Battle Royale did years before, but just moves it into the distopian orwellian future.

    Would take Royal anyday. And both Royale and Hunger are about survival of the fittest. For Hunger, adult or teen, it matters not...eventually.

    What worries is what does this also mean for the original in house game Telltale have in the pipe. Probably business as usual.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    Hmmm! Not too sure about this one. Any sewing of oneself to another so big may offer great potential, but I fear that slowly one will eat the other, until Telltale ceases to be, and more focus goes on Lionsgate stuff that few gamers care about. What's the price of creative freedom, Telltale? Alongside that, will their works suffer because red tape etc?

    I'll give them a chance, mind, but I have a bad feeling about it, long term.

    Not interested in Expendables, Divithings or Hungry Birdgames, thanks (while I get some do. A Now You See Me game though, that would be interesting via Tell Tale.
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  • Halo: Nightfall available on demand, DVD next month

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @drhickman1983

    Those are some good classics. I think besides The 100, Supernatural is a blessing too. Add TWD, Extant and Continuum and that's my weekly covered. 12Monkeys is gonna string me out, but its good time to be a syfy fan.

    Agents of Shield I find cheesy, with some okay eps, but I think I'll wait for the Netflix shows instead. Agent Carter is welcome, mind, but when does it get to the U.K?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @MilkYMoO

    Oh yes, The 100. Yes I do. I was calling it Battle Royale in space at one point, but after the first season, it molded into a good show (slap me surprised, as I had written it off early as another one of these lame pretty teen group shows.

    If you like stuff like Fallout, The 100 is right up your alley. Interesting to watch fragments of civilization struggle back to their feet. Check season one and catch up to season two.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @MilkYMoO

    Defiance is okay, but there's better stuff out there. Try 12 Monkeys from this Friday on syfy (hate that name). Supposed to be much better.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    Its a pity that MS lost faith in this series half way through making it, because it has potential and after Forward Unto Dawn, I'll check it out. I'm not the most staunch Halo fan, but I don't mind a dose of sci fi marines vs them pesky aliens stuff. Hope it hits Netflix soon.

    I also kinda hope that once Sony's Powers series hits soon, that MS will reconsider and do some more Halo stuff.
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  • Nintendo: "difficult" decision to hold back New 3DS release in Europe, US

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    Delays like this happen. While buying this is questionable, if you have a previous, 3DS's selling out and still waiting would still have been a difficult situation for Nintendo. Damned if you do or don't. This will probably be the last big push of 3DS, before its successor is pushed (probably expect something at E3 in June, but out 2016)

    Will it be enough to boost their coffers by end of March 2015? We'll soon see. Good luck.
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  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77

    Thanks for the pointless negs, anonymous Troll-Bot-Jox. Keep'em coming. ^ ^
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    Good luck out there. Going to have a hard time against Tekken Revolution, but I get them experimenting with this kind of free to play model. However, while its not for me, I don't dig this 'buy the characters' nonsense (thanks Namco). Its no longer you buying a full bar of chocolate, now its pieces and tastes for a price, which is automatically going to put this game down. At least with Tekken, you can also unlock other characters the more you play as an alternative to buying, while keeping servers busy and gamers generally content.

    As for these issues, they'll iron out soon. It shouldn't happen but that some adjusting to online games. Give it time and play something else. Sony really need to sink some of that money into PSN, if they are set to rely more on PS4 for future profits.
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  • Crowfall MMO Kickstarter campaign begins

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/02/2015

    Sounds interesting, and I'm not that into MMOs. They as a genre can only get better and I'm liking some of the recent examples (Arche Age etc) I'm seeing, with more compelling options available.

    Will watch, despite its life absorbing potential.
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  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae demo detailed

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/02/2015

    @Rack

    Well if you are right, I'll rest and look forward to it.
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  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/02/2015

    Evolve is doing okay for itself, also a positive for something new. Perhaps some have become too entrenched in sequelitis that we are getting bored, and one where the only games doing anything interesting are indies.

    Games I'm playing of late. The Long Dark. global apocalypse in the wilderness, survive or die. Simple idea, well executed, despite it being in early access.

    @grassyknoll

    Damn, no multi-player in the Order? That was a dumb move. Thanks for updating me.
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