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  • Gay-themed games Hurt Me Plenty, Succulent, and Stick Shift are now on Steam

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/06/2016

    @benfresh76

    Agree with you, but only by some trying can it get any better. Film also had the same problem, long ago, but it generations and evolution of people, crafting and learning, just how to do such right in film, without any comedy alone.

    It will take games and game devs themselves time, to get past the temporary mirth/cheese factor, and onto games with narrative, good characters and more. Perhaps games like Gone Home have taken the first steps, but others must do more.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 17/06/2016

    Well, this is a good thing, for those who want to play and enjoy such games. They need not be works of art.

    Not for me, but I'm not going to stand in the way of a gay man, having his manly game fun. Each to their own.
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  • There are some pretty wild theories about what's going on in Kojima's Death Stranding

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    Interesting concept for a game, maybe after watching some Interstellar. The umbilical connection (I'm guessing mind) would probably be to survive the rapid aging of the trip.

    I'm intrigued, confused and want to know more.

    Also wondering how Konami feel watching this? Now there's a question.
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  • 1080p Project Scorpio games "will look different" and some "run a little better" than on Xbox One/S

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    @frightlever

    You'd be better off with contacts. Lasik can go wrong. I see you point though.
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  • Sea of Thieves is not free-to-play, Rare confirms

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    I'm more pumped for this game, each time I see it. It almost lets your mind wonder to playing swashbucklers as a child, so there's some genius in its design. Hope it does well for them, as they've had a difficult few years. Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 7 demo endings, secrets and more explored

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    Well, even while I haven't played it and like the trailer, I'm very glad to see Capcom experimenting with RE7 this way. Sure, it might be risky, but through this demo they've offered and discovered something, that could help evolve this series, even if it meant the return of something like the Outbreak or Gun Survivor side story games.

    Who knows, a totally new series could be built out of it and feedback. I really hope that other japanese devs (many have struggled and some not survived the march of 2d-3d games), are also inspired to create small experimental projects like this. With Unity around, all it takes is some talent, imagination and work.
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  • Microsoft's mixed messages at E3 aren't pretty for Xbox One owners

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    I had forgotten about Steam box for a second. If Scorpio is a shot at Steam box too, then perhaps more gamers ought buy a Steam box too and show what they want from PC gaming, and the kind of user experience that is the best, IMO.

    Whatever happens, the gaming future looks so bright, that I might need VR shades, myself.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    @Dingbot5

    Some miss the point that Xb1 had some issues, which they are smartly addressing, more than likely to eventually replace and phase out the debut XB1.

    Once the XB1S is standard, the Scorpio will be MS own type of 4K/VR base with Oculus/Vive, instead of and alongside Sony's Neo and Morpheus (notice the code names).
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    @Dingbot5

    Take heart that some people don't think, as deeply as you or myself. Some gamers are simpler, just want to have fun and not think about the future much.

    Both MS and Sony had good cons and both have games I want to play. For once, there's good reason to own as many console as you can. Scorpio and XB1S are icing on that sweet gaming cake.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    @traind

    Funny you say that, as NX is still nine months out from launch, and next to no one knows what it even looks like. No pic, no logo, nothing and that doesn't build confidence in some gamers.

    At least we can hand it to Sony and MS, for letting us know their plans and showing us what they are actually selling.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    Calm down, guys. We are all game fans here, and there's nothing wrong with focusing on one devs/pub at a time, for a moment. There's one for Sony at E3 too on EG, so chill out.

    And just because there's a little focus on MS gaming intentions, doesn't mean we dislike others. Man, some people look for ways to divide, than actually staying on topic.

    I think all are in business to sell product and make money, bottom line. Each have their different ways and philosophies on why and how to do so.

    @Red-Wolf-Six

    Yes I agree, and 4K/VR will be the bait for those Scorpio sales. A good move.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    MS have got themselves into a pickle. That began at that old and famous E3, that practically gave away their decade long 360 throne with its crown and scepter, to Sony. Its been a struggle ever since.

    The double down on XB1S and Scorpio might seem like a knee jerk response, but I feel in the long run it might be a smarter play. I'll explain why.

    A few years ago, Sony gave up on their PC/laptop business, exiting that sector for good, due to the rise of tablets, cutting laptop sales, they couldn't compete. Now their focus is on their consoles and to a latter extent their tv/monitor division (which was also struggling before hand).

    MS in a similar way, have entered but struggled in the media player and phone markets, and both of these aren't doing that great. Their Surface tablets are doing well, even with iPad around, they've carved something new for themselves.

    Before I get off track, no Sony in the PC space, plays to MS advantage. By them building a XB1/PC in Scorpio, they can bridge generations like a PC does with little effect on their 4k games and services. The big trouble is, would any gamer serious PC owner consider an MS based PC/box, over one without a label, they could build themselves? Don't be surprised, if some of that XB1 tech dribbles over into MS laptops/Surface, either, which would be cool in way. It could yet be vital, to cross play working well.

    Sony never were keen on PC beyond making the hardware, when they could have expanded PSN to it, and this was only done recently by them, so they are still a bit PC user green. MS on the other hand, know PC well, but not so much as far as gaming is concerned. And because they are kind of trying to force W10 store down gamers throats, rather than an optional place to buy games, that's a big spanner that will trip it up early, along with the fact that no one will bother ditching Steam for an MS based tablet GUI store. (That W10 store GUI would really need to change too)

    All the same, I wish them well XB1S and Scorpio (the latter might yet find its feet, in a PC area that Sony aren't likely to return to), as well as asking them nicely, to please sell their PC games on both W10 store and Steam, than forcing W10 limited and not properly optimized game options on PC gamers, and expect them to just deal with it. Every gamer's PC is a different beast, while I know some would like them to all be the same,... possibly with a brand name attached.

    As for paying for Live being fine on console, if such ever comes to PC as standard, I think we'd be in real trouble than not.

    And yes, MS, get those lovely MS games onto Steam, please too. You might actually sell more that way. Better W10/Steam connection, might not go amiss, either.
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  • The Last Guardian: the first 40 minutes

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    Hard to believe this took so long, that the cat thing reminds me of one of those pesky meerkats on u.k tv. Lol.

    Anyway, I feel that if it tickles that Ico/SotC itch, (the last game to do that was Lords of Shadow) more power to those who want to play that. It looks good.
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  • Rare's pirate game Sea of Thieves gets release window

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/06/2016

    This has win all over it. Black Flag was popular enough, so doing similar to that but with co-op should bring some fun times.

    Just stay off the plank, until February.
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  • Kratos is now voiced by Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/06/2016

    Good choice. I almost didn't notice the change, but appreciate the change anyway. Kratos is now older so his voice should also change, for a new world and adventure.

    Lastly, SG1 was cool, but I still find it an amazing great loss, that we never ever got a cool SG1 game. Never mind.
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  • God of War team considered setting the new game in Egypt

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/06/2016

    I enjoyed those few minutes with the former Ghost of Sparta. While I wasn't always great at the games, I loved their action and crazy special moves and more so, the warped mythology tale of greek mythology, just for those games and, well because they can do stupid stuff in a game.

    This new Kratos looks beaten up, and after all the trials he went through, feels lost but settled on quiet twilight years. That goes out the window, when he's found once more.

    I hope the game turns out well, and while the setting change is a challenge, I feel its the right one, I already like it. The kid is a nice touch, but I have to wonder if he'll become as bitter as Kratos, by the games end. I hope not.

    Going to need a PS4, soon.
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  • Watch: 27 minutes of bollock-popping Sniper Elite 4 gameplay

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/06/2016

    Had lots of fun with Nazi Zombie Army games. Sniper Elite V2 was alright too.

    Wish these nice dev chaps would try something else though, as they seem stuck in a safe creative zombie jam. Their mobile games have more variety.

    Sure, make these but just something, a little different. If that sounds like an entitled fast food order, please ignore it. I'll keep an eye out for this one, still.
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  • Xbox One prices drop in UK following Xbox One S announcement

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/06/2016

    That's cool. My waiting might have paid off. A XB1S would be nice. Reply 0
  • Widowmaker and McCree nerfed in Overwatch patch 1.0.4

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/06/2016

    Congrats on the high users base, in such a short time.

    Still yet to play it, but there's no hurry. Some nerfing here and there is to be expected as with most online games. Don't get upset, fans.
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  • Rock Band 4 announces expansion Rivals, due this autumn

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/06/2016

    Perhaps its a good thing, that those who enjoy this game can play it longer. I still think a PC version would ensure its longevity further into the future, but if there's not much interest, there's little they can do. And like other heavy peripheral games such as DDR, when its tied to consoles with a limited lifespan, that's not a great decision.

    Go nuts if this is for you, though. I'd love to try it out, but I'd only likely do so on PC,, where it would get much use, forever and a day, and where the big problem of the music licensing issue, could also evolve as time passes.
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  • Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @Adge

    It was an arms race long ago, nothing has changed there. By creating Scorpio, they have something like the PC that's their own and can potentially last long than a traditional console.

    Whether gamers bite will be another thing entirely, on Scorpio. Many of us love a PC, not just for gaming, but its variety of uses and its that which will always have them being a constant, beyond the flashiness of a tablet or phone. I like the cross play idea of Scorpio (having one place, where all Xbox games ever, just work would be cool), but what many will really want to know, is how that stands up when Steam is the gaming standard on PC?

    MS haven't answered this yet, and it'll be key to many buying one or not, especially after certain W10 store games, got thumbs down, by some for poorly optimized games. That too would need fixing, as well as MS perhaps conceding, that Steam just does PC games better, and W10 might be a second best still.

    Between an XB1S and a Scorpio, which to get, though? A magical question, that many a gamer will have to think on.
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  • Nintendo Zelda Treehouse E3 2016 live report

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    The more I see of it, the more I like it. Always been a LoZ fan anyway, so I want it to do well, and it will in its own way. Guess its now a matter of waiting. Still a strong card in Nintendo's pack. It'd be nice to jump into this like I did LoZ: OoT and LA. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Maybe the full game might have varied weather, and differing beasts to emerge and roam in each kind of weather. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Nice explode/flame effects. Looks more interesting by twilight. That's encouraging and I'd forgotten that concept of LoZ. Haven't play LoZ in a while. Cool. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Well, it looks cool and change is good for the series. If I knew what NX was, I'd consider it for a purchase on that system.

    I hope all other NX games, have this same kind of polish, design and good art direction. Best of luck to Nintendo.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @yadspi

    I get what you mean. Lots of nicely rendered world but most of it very empty. But then the same could be said of Dark Souls. Anime influence is clear. Reminds me of Mononoke, Howls Moving Castle.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Alright. looks cool. There might be hope for Nintendo, yet. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Voice acting is nice too. Color use reminds me of water colors Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Looks cool, love the color and character design. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @vertigo

    I tried to remain optimistic, that Nintendo would see the folly in their choice and change it. Now, i just have the tears of a clown, even when there's no one around.

    ^ ^
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Oh, Nintendo! All they had to do was show off the NX in either a picture or something, some minor nugget of info, but no, that is asking too much nine months from launch. It must be kept a secret til launch day. You know what, there's also such a thing as too much secrecy, Nintendo. Its a games console, that you are making and trying to sell, not the football launch codes.

    I think I need a shot of rum, I feel so sad about Nintendo's demise, and I really hate rum. Yuck!
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    I know that Killer Clowns from Outer Space is a messed up, weird film. And that new Clown film is also good. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    A clown with a broken leg, that isn't crying/screaming about it, that sounds funny to me. Perhaps he might not feel pain, and plays on that, who knows. Or maybe he was just high. Lol. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @smallblueslime

    Sorry, can't afford to have every console, poor and between jobs as I am, so must be choosy. That's why I'm still playing on a DS Lite.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    I may tap out shortly. 3DS, I don't have or Wii U. Best of luck to you, Nintendo. LoZ looks cool but its clear Nintendo IMO are losing their way. MS, EA, Bethesda, Sony, Ubisoft and PC Show were all worth the time and loss of sleep, but this, this Nintendo thing is like pulling teeth, long broken off beforehand. I might catch up on some sleep, myself. It seems Nintendo.....no I won't say they've lost the plot, but this is boring.

    Let's hear that clown tale, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    I just wanted to see them show off their new NX and MH, and brag about how awesome they are. A few months before launch and nothing. That disappoints me, and perhaps some others. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    That new LoZ looks great. Its better that I not say anymore than that. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Looks cool. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @mega

    Glad to hear that, and I try to do the same, where possible.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @Mega

    Indeed. Good tale. We forget easily others don't get to enjoy many things we might.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Oh, this will be fun, and not in a gloaty way. Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 7's demo fails to be the next P.T.

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @ForegoneReality

    Like I said, horror is tough to do effectively. The original RE, was based on Sweet Home, a little known japanese game that took place in a mansion. That's where the horror part came from.

    RE could have been based in a shopping mall, like Dawn of the Dead movie, and just be survival action and would still have been fun, because its a battle of odds to survive and get around the hordes to safety.

    I liked the close quarters special move additions, because when your ammo was out and the pesky knife was pointless, it gave an effective means of getting one out of trouble, when RE5 zombos could easily creep up behind and attack you. Even in RE4 this helped too, where being surrounded on all side was a real threat to your being.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @Nikanoru

    Don't think you are being fair there. Games like all art, takes influences from here and there sometimes. Not every game can be completely original. RE4 inspired Gears of War and other games, so such feeds the creative circle.

    The Evil Within did well in its pacing, and was a nice departure from RE, even while more trippy and viscerally mind mincing. That game was very creepy and crazy. Other games like Outlast, Amnesia and FNAT have had their impact on gamers enough, that anyone making similar games, should take notice and admire a little. To bring the balance of scares and action back to RE, Capcom need some sparks to get their creative gears moving.

    What I saw of this yesterday, is a few steps in the right direction. Possibly connecting actual voodoo to zombie BOWs, would be a very cool way to go. Could be like Las Plagas with an eerie difference, especially if someone has learned how to control zombies, outside of Umbrella's sphere. (In one of the Dead zombie movies, such was once experimented with, that a blank minded zombie, could be trained with certain conditioning, imagine that in a game)

    Still excited for more RE anyway. I'm certainly not going to turn into one of those gamer people, who moaned about changes to DmC, when they were actually lucky, to get another DmC game at all.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Even if its a proof of concept, perhaps its also a step in the direction some were complaining about.

    I had said, like some other on here, that doing survival horror again is difficult, than back on PS1. And since RE is a mix of action and creepy, perhaps somewhat b-movie horror, its a tightrope walk with thorns.

    So, how to salvage or adjust this demo? To start, give your character the basic sidearm with a full clip (a Glock would be a good choice) and a blade or crowbar. Or perhaps a stun gun, that can't kill, but can only slow/incapacitate a threat, while you run, dodge or escape. In RE3, the Nemesis turning up unexpected worked well, to keep you on your toes, just when you thought yourself safe, while it could also be annoying, all player worked around it, until they could fight it.

    There needs to be an injected threat of zombos or other BOWs, perhaps outside the house, one that you can hear, but perhaps not fully see. At the beginning of RE5, this kind of pacing plays out well, as Chris/Sheva enter that weird African village, but not something weird is afoot. A process of being outnumbered and running than fighting follows (also done in RE4 opening). You have to give the player something crazy to do, and adjust on the tingles of fear and unknown.

    Optional third and first person modes, might help all players feel at home (these games are built on characters after all, and we don't mind completely new ones). Great games like Ghost Recon use this to impressive effect, while still maintaining tension and atmosphere. They have months to go before release, so perhaps putting some action into the game, might help it. I'm sure we don't want RE to turn completely into a Myst game, do we? And even if its delayed a bit, I'd still welcome some change to its formula. I'd still have no problem enjoying its conspiracy BOW movie nonsense charms, like I have since 96/97'.

    (Hey, note, I've yet to play this demo, but we'll see how things work out. I'll leave it to the fiendish minds of Capcom talent to sort out. Best of luck)
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  • Resident Evil 7 announced for PS4 and PlayStation VR

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @jameslane

    I think there will always be those who complain, whatever Capcom do, just as some did with DmC. As a big RE fan, I don't mind the change. RE4 never stopped me from enjoying these games adapting to different game design, and RE7 won't either. FPS games are good fun and you'd be missing out on some of the best games, by not trying this out next year.

    While there's the VR aspect in it, I really hope that's optional to play it, as not to shut out fans who can't afford a VR headset. Ideally, I would have liked a third/first person optional view too, because I like and prefer to see my characters onscreen, doing their thing, while I play.

    PT comparisons aside, its a big win for Capcom. The scares and creepy are back, and if you don't like it, perhaps it might be best to spare yourself and not buy/play it. It'll still sell great to fans, without you.
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  • The E3 bulletin: Tuesday

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    @dsmx

    I think you are missing the MS point. XB1S will in time replace the debut XB1 1tb, making the 2tb the standard model. The Scorpio will then be the high end model, for those core gamers who prefer something like that, and nearer to a PC.

    It was a good show by them, though. Less talky and more game walky.
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  • Battlefield 1 multiplayer misses out two key countries

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Its possible that they can explain it away, with the alternative history part that they are using for BF1. Or like some said, it might turn up as dlc later on.

    I'm sure using such a setting, they know the history through their research, so there's not much to worry about. That's part of the best and worst part of online games, is that mistakes can be amended with ease, via updates.

    Doubt it'll sell any less, because of this info. Its going to be a wild gaming xmas.
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  • Sony announces God of War reboot

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Its rare we see a character age, but after four previous games, its cool to see a Kratos moving on with the ashes of his life, only to find the gods aren't quite done with him just yet. Already want to play it. Reply +11
  • Sony and Hideo Kojima announce Death Stranding

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Very cryptic trailer, but looks interesting and ambitious for a new dev debut game. Will know better once we see some game play. Reply +2
  • Sony E3 2016 conference live report

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/06/2016

    Overall, I'm glad we still have E3. Makes being a gamer worth it, between other fun events. A lot of fun things to play.

    Has anyone noticed the anti-grav grenades in both Titanfall and CoD?
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