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  • Payday 2 is getting Hotline Miami crossover DLC this month

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Oh man, this is gonna be fun. Got me excited again.

    Bring it.
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  • The first Dragon Quest launches on iOS and Android

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Long overdue but welcome. Just a pity they didn't do this when GBA/DS was around.

    OMG! Good pricing on a Square game? Is the world ending? Guess I'll be giving this a try at some point.

    Price more games like that and more will sell.
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  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Overall, seeing that reviews are lacking, this blog and other recourse like it are all we have to go on Destiny. Can't remember the last time there was no review to consult, perhaps this is a first and that's a bad thing for gamers everywhere.

    I expect that Actiblizz/Bungie invested so much in Destiny, because they want something to replace their ever-aging WoW. This could have worked out better for Destiny, because if there's one thing WoW does well its certainly its lore alongside its gameplay that has gamers still playing it to date (though now with dwindling numbers.

    A lot of work for them to do if they plan to salvage it, instead of counting their moneys. Its really gonna be a tough xmas for them if they leave Destiny as it is, especially with a new CoD due shortly.

    If you are enjoying Destiny, good for you. Hopefully, you'll feel the same way in six months to a year. If you aren't, I won't be surprised.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @jetsetwillie

    That's possible, but I'm not shelling out for this at full price. I'll wait til its rock bottom next year or in a Steam sale.

    No single player, story or even any reviews. I'm sorry, I can't do it.

    Hurry up Fifa or Shadows of Mordor, I need to get Destiny out of my head.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @Azophi

    Borderlands is the Starship Troopers of the fps genre, up there with Bullet Storm. Its a dark place with doses of humour, satire, social commentary, and good characters.

    Play it on your own or in co-op and its hella fun. I'm so sorry I didn't pick it GotY edition in the recent Steam sale. (have 360 version too, mind

    @jetset

    No such thing as bad publicity, friend. We all know Bungie can do better than this.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @Kremlik

    Not at all, Krem. Actiblizz could have opened the servers to press only, but even that was too much for them. Why? Because the game had issues, which would have been spotted earlier, and trickled down back to us.

    The new culture of embargoes doesn't help things either, and has clearly been exploited here.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Well, I guess we'll be dubbing this one Destiny Gate.

    What have we learned today?

    That reviews can be held hostage in the name of money. Very cheeky bastard clever, Actiblizz. (No one else better try this shit again

    That good action gunplay without single player or a proper told story doesn't make a great game.

    And don't believe....don't believe....don't believe the hype!
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    I never thought I'd ever say this, but if you wanna see a good MMO, go and play FFXIV or Tera. They can teach Bungie a lot in this genre.

    And even they both have social tools.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @OptimumSlinky

    You hit the nail on the head. I had those same thoughts on Titanfall. Loved the mechs wallrunning etc, but they dropped the ball with no single player mode to help established its grand sci-fi vision and just why the hell you were fighting.

    Destiny is doing this same thing, except trying to call itself as a console MMO. The fps part will be cool, but other summed up parts are shallow. No story to tell, then why are you playing it? Even Halo got that bit right.

    If I can tell this just by watching videos of this game for two hours, and not actually playing it, there's something amiss and few want to talk about it.

    Attention! This is not hate. I love the fps genre and sci-fi, but no one likes buying a turkey with no meat on its bones and be told its xmas dinner.

    I guess Gearbox get the last laugh. Bring on more Borderlands.
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  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    A hooded Nintendo rep, rubs his oily hands with dark glee and smiles.

    ''Gotta shift those stockpiles of 3DS XLs, before we leach them of even more coin for New 3DS XL+. What suckers they all are, biting the bait every time.
    Ha ha ha ha ha!''

    I admit the Pentagram Persona Q one looks cool, though.
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  • David Braben says The Outsider "probably is gone for good"

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Its a pity, I remember the Edge piece on it made it sound really cool.

    One question beckons. Why don't Frontier get full rights for The Outsider and then Kickstarter it to the finish line, making it truly theirs?

    Worked out fine for Elite Dangerous, so they have our attention already and the quality of that game is there for all to see. I'm sure we'd rather have it to play than see it languish in a dust data room, possibly because MS or said Indian outfit don't believe in it enough.

    Make it happen and I bet Kickstarter would get it released. (port to Xbone and PS4 that really need games too.

    Damn MS committee game chuff is heart breaking, where every game has to push Kinect is just bs.
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  • Starbound dev reveals co-op pirate game Wayward Tide

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @jammers

    Yeah, I can agree that the 8-16 bit look is the thing, but I think many use it because of its design ease. Levels can be designed on paper first, without the need for advance 3D engines and the expertise that comes with them. From paper they can easily be moved into the game, cutting down time.

    This is not a bad thing mind. Before indie games came along, few were doing 2d games unless on portables. Don't buy them all, but get the ones you want most.

    In time, the move into Unity etc will happen, but 2D is a good way to learn as you produce.
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will debut as four weekly episodic downloads

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @sidspacewalker

    Couldn't say. I missed that weekly part. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @starsama

    The live action flicks were bad too, while I was happy with the first one for a while.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @starsama

    Oh that CG movie was a horrid mess. Leave the movies to the experts, Capcom.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @bad09

    Capcom are experimenting with games sold at lower prices. Dragon's Dogma sold for around 20-30 as did the Dark Arisen expansion sequel at 20. Despite the price, Dragons Dogma actually sold really well for them, about 1 million or so.

    Whether they can do the same with RE, I couldn't say. A regular episodic nature might help RE, and maintain the suspense that its been lacking. It needs more NPCs survivors though, like DR and TWD.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @sidspacewalker

    This is a good thing. Through the feedback Capcom will no doubt get from the choices we make in the game, they can use to help mold a better experience, as Telltale did.

    Some life or death choices like TWD would go a long way, but the fact you are on an island could cut off/limit such options.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Interesting them adopting an episodic approach like TWD (Capcom, you've been playing TWD, haven't you? If so, that's a good thing.

    While I dislikey the 'kidnap to island' cliched bit, I will still watch for how it turns out. They still have a lot to learn as far as story and human drama go from TWD, but doing so might bring the RE games onto a more positive path.

    Also, more Dragons Dogma, please Capcom. Get that bad boy a third game and onto PC/Xbone/PS4 and add some multiplayer.

    Might be an idea to HD release the previous two games too.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity's heist co-op missions shown off

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Looks cool. Bring it. Reply +3
  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @man.the.king

    Thanks for the correction, Man.

    @Kostas
    The PS4 selling well I think is because gamers favor Sony more, possibly from their other tv/music products. Many gamers also cut their gaming teeth on Sony formats since 97, long before MS entered the arena. Add Fifa to the PS math and its a big thing.

    Brand loyalty? Maybe, maybe not.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/09/2014

    Congrats.

    Gotta love how when things are bad they sing a 'shipped' song, and when they are better it switches to actual 'sales'.
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  • Activision: Destiny "most successful new video game franchise launch ever"

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    No point in my trying to convince you of this game being a turkey.

    Stuff could be fixed via updates, but they have a long way to go and turn this around.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Oh I do, sir. Don't let my view rock your gaming boat. Play what you want. Its just my opinion and you are welcome to agree or disagree if you like.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    So, Activision are claiming prizes, but the numbers of sales aren't released. That's pathetic and shows why Destiny is a type of Fools Gold game, molded by infectious suits to give more but actually be less.

    Sorry, the fps gameplay looks fun, but I'm still not buying it.

    Destiny is a cash grab, a nice barrel of guns with blank bullets. no wonder they were cagey on reviews, while watching their bank balance clear.

    10 year life span? Yeah, good luck with that. I get that you are trying to replace WoW, but this isn't the way to do it.

    The beauty of sci-fi is being able to stretch normal limits. After all I've seen of this game, its very shallow on the sci-fi story, like how Titanfall was. Such shallowness is unforgiveable and I stopped playing Titanfall because of it.

    Long live single/multiplayer games with a tale to tell.
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  • Xbox One's Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @saxxonde
    Capcom got sweet Nintendo money to develop games for them. That's why Monster Hunter has clung to 3DS/Wii U and hasn't done much else.

    @tidy-spidey

    That's reaching a bit, spidey. Not everyone in Japan dislikes Xbox. 360 introduced them to some sweet online gaming of the likes Japan hadn't experienced before, even on PSN. That's not to be sniffed at.

    And when I can see japanese gamers enjoying BF4 on Twitch, some impact was made for the better and shifting japanese tastes in games a bit wider.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @iago71

    Wow, well I guess loading up Steam on your work PC must have been fun to show him, and a great way to check out other interesting games too. Perhaps you should play some in front of him with a controller, to show him that PC gaming is nothing to fear and frankly, its the way forward. Mobiles are nothing but touch based pocket PCs, and japanese devs are enjoying the freedom it offers them, than the straight jacketed console sector of old.

    I do think that via the japanese indie scene, those attitudes to PC will change slowly. The more small devs studios that do their own thing out there, the better the future of the japanese games industry will be. I don't think we can rely as much as we once did, on the large japanese game devs, to bring as much new these days, just mostly more committee hatched eggs.

    @komithesamurai

    I think MS like a battle in Asia. Dodgy XP is one thing, but W8/Xbone and games are another. They will get a some victory there slowly.

    Lastly, I really think that Valve should consider getting Steam to run games on mobiles. It could shake up that sector a bit.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @komithesamurai

    I think its a sign of changing times. MS or Sony no longer need to do well in Japan (sad but true), as other emerging markets can replace it. I'm of a mind that there's more potential growth for home consoles in China, Hong Kong and South Korea, than there is in Japan.

    South Korea is big on gaming tourney etc and as MS can now sell their consoles in China without any cloning or piracy, they will see it as much more lucrative.

    Mobile makes sense in Japan, but the only way MS can get on that would be via their smart phones, which aren't as widely popular. MS should have done a handheld to match Vita that could play 360 games, IMO, but there's less chance of that now.
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  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @menage

    While I agree MS might pull the plug on other versions, I get the impression that they possibly might not too.

    Minecraft has made its mint through a multiplatform plan. MS would do well to pay attention to that and upcoming sales of it on other formats, before pulling any plugs.

    Money is money, wherever it comes from and is legit. Surely they want to make more than they are losing. Taking Minecraft back to Xbox exclusivity isn't progressive and they are nuts if they think people are going to follow the MS badge to play it, like we once had to.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Its his baby, so if he has decided to sell, that's his business. I'm sure he'll give his reasons when he's ready. As much as I might dislike it, I don't think I could say no to 2 billion (its easy to sit here and say otherwise, knowing I could live comfortably for the rest of my days.

    If he wants to he can easily restart as an indie studio for peanuts and chase something that's truly his again, whatever that may be.

    Only a matter of time before MS turn the screw and Minecraft gets crappy under their corporate digits. Cherish those PS versions and be glad you got Minecraft at all.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    While I'm a big supporter of Notch and his self made man attitude, I can't fault if this goes through. 2 billion would see him being very independent for life, and he could walk away and start over again within time if MS get on his nerves.

    Its clear for some time that MS haven't invested enough in dev studios, so much so that Xbone is practically starving for games. I really don't know why they'd choose Mojang than the pure numbers of Minecraft has got. There are more talented studios out there that can make games.

    Here's the catch. MS are far too corporate in their thinking to be successful as they'd like to be in creating games, or anything. We all saw how they jumped to investing in tv shows over games, a worryingly poor move. Minecraft has thrived also because its available on various formats. How long will it be til they say, Minecraft is exclusive to Xbone and stupidly kiss good bye to all those extra gamers and dollars. Such bs exclusivity is why many games don't thrive enough, as Minecraft demonstrates, while suits counter bitch about lack of sales.

    Its always been simple math. More formats equals more money.

    Anyway, come what may. Damn good to see MS focusing on games again. Now back off out with your committee suits, and let Mojang do theIr thing.
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  • iPhone 6 and Apple Watch revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    They seem lost and need to hire a big thinker. Gonna be a weird day when their stuff stops selling.

    I'm gonna stick with Android stuff.
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  • Destiny launch day live report

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/09/2014

    @Dinimo

    Its not really. Only real difference is that Destiny tries to be an MMO. Borderland respects players more by offering single and multiplayer options.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
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  • Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record to move over to Steamworks

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/09/2014

    Include that dlc and we'll see about RE5 again. Could I stand the torture again? Reply +3
  • For Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/09/2014

    Still no reviews for the game. This is the future of reviews, people. Games chained to online so deep so no one can really comment on them, properly.

    It might do well for xmas, but as a long term MMO, I'm not sure. What happens when PSN goes down and you can't play you game at all?
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  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @rubthisway

    Lol. Now now, don't twist like that. It seems that with the reviews being held hostage that no one but us can talk about this game openly. That's all I'm trying to do.

    I'm not acting leet as you put it. Its hard to measure when something has been discuss deeply or not, and when reviews are held up, like Aliens CM, I have to wonder.

    I spent a bit of time watching Eg feed earlier, so I have a greater impression of the game. It looks funnish, but having to be online to play it, I don't know about that. Many of us still have connection drop, so no offline mode is well...a problem.

    I'll be checking the reviews, mind.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @rubthisway

    Yeah I read them. Did you read the link below? The second one.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    Here's something for you all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_WSAo5WUY

    And more importantly this.

    http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/bungie-talks-destinys-comparisons-borderlands-2/

    So, don't call me Shirley, I know my games and when one game is influenced by another. A lot of people were too busy playing CoD and Halo to try Borderlands, so might miss it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @rubthisway

    Lol. Its hard to make stuff up when I own Borderlands 1 and 2. I've played both loads and know the UI. Parts of it are in Destiny.

    Feel free to bury head in sand, friend. The proof is in watching footage of both games and then Destiny. Only a fool would ignore them.

    Such an MMO is a lofty yet noble ambition, bravo, but when it means treading on other successful games, that's not good IMO.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Yeah, and the amazing thing is I've heard of few in the gaming press say anything about the similarities to Borderlands, especially with the beta and that embargo crap. Can't wait to read those reviews.

    Other I see:
    Use of diamond waypoints.
    Floaty jumping
    Items highlighted with vertical light column.

    Telekinesis and other powers are similar to those from Dead Space/Bioshock.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    I can agree with Squarewindow.

    Even after watching EG Lets Play, the similarities with Borderlands are uncanny.

    Would love a DF with Destiny and Borderlands comparisons next to each other, only then would some of you realize what you are really being sold.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    Good luck to those who get it day one. I think my experience with Titanfall taught me a good lesson. Don't get me wrong, Titanfall is a cool game, but their lack of a single player mode killed it for me.

    I wanted to dig deep into its world and all they seemed to give gamers was a wish you were here postcard, hardly explaining anything about the worlds you were exploring. This made it feel like a shallow cash grab of a game.

    New maps are fine, but when even Payday 2 can offer me some story meat to chew on, frankly Titanfall, you have no excuse not to, especially for a sci-fi game, just because some fps jocks don't play single player from CoD numbers. That's just dumb.

    After that, I'm not getting super over hyped up for a game again.

    And the least said about Aliens CM the better. I almost bit that hype bait, but escaped last moment.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    I'm of a mind for waiting but I haven't been blown away by Destiny like some. it reminds me of what Borderlands was without the cel shading and good characters, kind of cool yet bland sci-fi stuff.

    Funny thing is that this kind of embargo stuff can be exploited in the worst way online, especially if a game is substandard.

    Note, I haven't played it, just going by what I've seen on Twitch, it seems cool but yet average 'meh' (and I love tps a lot). Enjoy it if you have it. Just also note that Titanfall was cool, then had issues, and because its an online only game, you can't critique it as much.

    This is the new black, I mean grey, IMO.
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 stars Claire Redfield

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @SG79

    I think the other thing that RE could learn from DR is weapon crafting. Give you the means to make bullet and other ammo, instead of always loot drops. This could let you make other stuff, while not as hair brained nuts as DR.

    Shells, gunpowder and bullet press, go nuts.

    @nikanoru

    I seriously think they should take the series in a more Outbreak direction. Just regular people trying to survive is more compelling than super/ex cops giving zombie smack down.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @Slipstream

    Shows lack of vision and as if someone at Capcom didn't play or know the plot of Code Veronica is identikit. I think you should look at this again, Capcom. You are making RE seem like an amateur effort.

    Jeez, don't you good people at Capcom watch/read TWD or any other recent zombie media for that matter? Maybe this is the problem with committee led games and no clear vision or leader in charge. Even Mario games have a more original yet similar storyline (joking.

    Then again, do whatever, what do I know. I can play other zombie games and skip this if its dump.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @Samael_Blackwing

    Sure tis lame prison stuff (why must it be a secluded Umbrella stamped setting?), but careful now. Ms Sarkessian will come knocking, with the female victim hood bit, that Japan can do very badly sometimes.

    I guess Claire is baby sitting once again too, but I hope I'm wrong and Moira has some zombie busting balls and personality. That would be a nice change.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    @Zyklonbzombie

    The abandonment of horror bit some gripe about, those people don't get that its the progress in 3D engines that forced Capcom to evolve RE along with other games that it has to compete against.

    Forced camera angles due to PS1 limitations had to go, while I agree that they added something, they are of a bygone age now. As a result RE was always going to go this more action based route.

    We know that horror and suspense can still be done, but Capcom have to adjust to make action, story and horror/suspense connect to make a whole game. Its possible that Capcom might have missed Dead Space, as it wasn't that popular in Japan, and might have taken influence from Platinum's Vanquish instead.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    Not sure about this game, will have to wait and see. I wasn't tempted by the last Revelations game.

    IMO, RE has a lot to make me care as much, because its tales have become too tall almost, that I'd prefer there to be no story at all, just some people running from zombie, finding food, ammo and safe harbor.

    Might be tempted by more Claire and a new character. However I still feel that these games lack NPC civilians that aren't just brainless zombie fodder.

    Remember that wolf from RE4 that Leon helps? Well, Capcom should build on that more and make the world more lively, just boost it to regular people like DR, but they actually can fight/survive a bit. I think Capcom have largely discounted the role of regular survivors in this series, to its detriment, that only cops/military folk can survive the zompocalypse.

    And please leave QTEs alone, Capcom. They made RE5 a good but lesser game.

    Wait! Kidnapped and end up on island? That already sounds lame, especially after Claire already escaped a previous prison island in Code Veronica. Surely you can do better than that, Capcom.

    I think its time for you guys to hire a good writer.
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  • Video: Watch us play Destiny from 3pm BST

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/09/2014

    They should call this game Destiny To Not Animate Character Faces. Everyone is faceless Master Chief now. How lovely. Reply 0
  • Building a better Mega Man

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    Yeah, crowd funding IMO, is the best thing to happen to all media since we went digital. Creativity, independence and originality can at last thrive and mediocrity drown. Kudos to those making their thing and keeping theirs too, since the established system has been mugging creative people for their dues for years.

    Its no fun dying poor while some chump holds your creation to ransom because they are rich, as has happened to many in the past.

    So good for all that its happening, and long may it continue.

    I'm especially pleased to see crowd funding taking off in Japan, though, where much of their media is created by committee and doing you own thing was once frowned upon. Its amazing to see crowd funded indie stuff breaking those chains, be it for anime, games etc. Its slowly bringing the change that Japan sorely needs and they will be better for it in the long run.
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  • Cities: Skyline is out to satisfy where SimCity couldn't

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/09/2014

    After the whole Sim City debacle, I may have to keep this on my radar. Looks good. Reply 0