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  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • SuperSoupy 28/04/2017

    Grabbed popcorn and opened the comments section ready to watch the unfoldings and to probably find a little salt to go with that popcorn...

    ...pleasantly surprised to find the the overall opinion pretty much seems to be 'yep, gamerate idiots are idiots', and 'yep, Anita's argument while valid and wholly agreeable, was built around a mountain of bullshit idiotic examples'.

    So everyone's an idiot! ...hooray? (kinda reminds me of this family guy sketch, but replace the Gyllenhaals with Anita, and gamergate morons)

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  • Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite makes big changes in the name of accessibility

  • SuperSoupy 27/04/2017

    I'm cool with it. As a casual fighting game player I just couldn't get into MvC3. And making this accessible isn't necessarily a bad thing for pros either. If a pro can link together such seemingly impossible combos in the previous game, imagine what they can get up to when half the inputs aren't needed anymore. The design is more accessible but the player-to-player difficulty curve will still be there.

    All in all yeah, could be good. Easier use did wonders for Street Fighter IV, and tourneys are still going strong for Smash Bros and that game is all kinds of accessible.
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  • Nintendo's inventor of the N64 analogue stick is retiring

  • SuperSoupy 27/04/2017

    Amazing stuff, legendary. Godspeed, you magnificent bastard!

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  • The creators of Burnout are making a Crash Mode spiritual successor called Danger Zone

  • SuperSoupy 26/04/2017

    Oh damn I remember this. Amazing mode and could easily be a great indie game in it's own right. Reply 0
  • Teenager behind Microsoft and Sony hacks jailed for two years

  • SuperSoupy 26/04/2017

    @kamakazilucas 2 years for someone like him, locked away with types you would usually associate in such an institution, is going to seem like a veryyy looong time to him though.

    The sentence is thoroughly deserved. Worst case scenario is that he goes back to his old tricks upon release, in which case he gets sent back to prison to do more time.

    In any case, it is such a shame to see someone who is clearly exceptionally talented lose their way like this. His online friends were clearly just using him for what he could provide, and all to cause folks like us a mild inconvenience by not being able to use the PSN for a few hours. Sad.
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  • Snooker star says he's a recovering video game addict

  • SuperSoupy 21/04/2017

    @Rpt81 Annnd cue the puns. Gimme a break. Reply +6
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • SuperSoupy 21/04/2017

    @UncleLou
    I bloody hope so. Like millions of other people, I never had a WiiU, so it is completely, entirely irrelevant for me if it's a port or not.
    That's all well and good. But I do have a WiiU like millions of others, and I ain't buying a Switch just for a double-dip (this game and BOTW do not require me to buy a Switch to play).

    I would have preferred Ninty to put their time and effort here into making a brand new, Switch-exclusive Mario Kart.

    Oh, for the days when machines were backwards-compatible.
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  • SuperSoupy 21/04/2017

    THEY SEE ME ROLLIN', HATIN'.



    Honest question though: what was the point of the coins in MK8? To this day I have no idea what they did in the game.
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  • A call to arms for the UK fighting game community

  • SuperSoupy 21/04/2017

    @The_Goon I guess part of that comes from what general public expect from a fighting game. They expect them to be instantly rewarding when that's not the case.

    From the best fighting games, I've found that generally you get out of it what you put into it. If people want to be shit-hot at the game they need to put the hours into training (funnily enough like you would down at a gym). If they want to boost their play with a fightstick, they need to develop the muscle-memory for it like you would a musical instrument.

    Point is, these games make you feel like a badass only when you earn it (an excellent example is MK's xray special moves. They make newcomers feel special but you'll never see those moves get used at pro tournaments because they can put the meter to better use). Too many online games put an emphasis on gratifying the player regardless of skill level. So when they lose at Street Fighter they're frustrated, refusing to acknowledge the mistakes they made in game.

    As for those experienced players who brag after winning though, yeah that sucks but then again you get that type in every online game.
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  • SuperSoupy 21/04/2017

    Damn right. The Street Fighter FGC scene is probably the most impressive I've ever seen.

    A few weeks back they had the 'Final Round XX' event. It's been run by the same guy for 20 years. It's held in a convention hall and broadcast to thousands worldwide, after starting off from the guy's house all those years back.

    That's some dedication right there!
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch costs £35

  • SuperSoupy 19/04/2017

    @arcam ahh well spotted! And that's why I don't work in finance :-p Reply 0
  • SuperSoupy 19/04/2017

    @Murton

    1) Because the fact that many Switch games are ridiculously overpriced anyway makes them an easy target to question, and rightly so.

    2) $40 is equal to £31.29 at this time of writing. £35 is hardly way, way more, but it seems like they're simply rounding it to the nearest 5 (which is common everywhere, not just with Switch prices). They're rounding up, naturally, because screw rounding it down and losing a quid on each purchase.

    In any case, last time I checked Street Fighter V actually costs less than SFII right now. Madness.
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  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • SuperSoupy 19/04/2017

    Nintendo cancels the NES mini

    People yesterday: "Screw you Nintendo. You are evil and we'll never buy from you again!"

    Nintendo announces the SNES mini

    People today: "Nintendo we love you again. Here's our money! Sign our boobies!!"
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  • Street Fighter 5 gets iconic Thailand stage as DLC

  • SuperSoupy 19/04/2017

    Anyone have word as to whether or not this stage has its own KO animations?

    None of the other DLC stages have them despite the original ones having them. And I don't really want to buy a stage unless it comes with them too.
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  • Looks like Mario Kart 8's controversial fire hopping has been nerfed on Switch

  • SuperSoupy 19/04/2017

    They could have at least put the waggle-drifting controls back in.

    MK isn't the same without it.
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  • Nintendo discontinues NES Mini in Europe, too

  • SuperSoupy 18/04/2017

    Nintendo: "Hmmm, I'm bored. Tell you what: Let's relaunch one of our old consoles for nostalgia giggles! Hey would you look at that, it's selling like hot cakes!! Awesome."

    A few months later:

    "Hey, Brian from sales, how's the WiiU and 3DS doing lately?"

    Brian: "Honestly they could be doing better, especially the WiiU. And as for the Switch that's coming up, we expect it to do well but not be the immediate success story that the NES Mini was."

    Nintendo: "Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Hang on a minute...

    ...You're telling me that our 30-year old shit's outselling our 5 year old shit!?
    ...And it's probably going to outsell our new shit right out of the gate!?!?
    ...How the hell are we going to have a 30 year old console as our flagship kit!?!?
    ...How the hell are we doing to digitally sell that NES shit back to people on the Switch with paid subscriptions, when they can just get a whole bunch of games at £50 a pop?

    ....CAN IT!"

    Brian: "But it's been our xmas money-maker and.."

    Nintendo: "CAAN IIIT!!!"

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  • Watch: 90 minutes of Bank Holiday nostalgia with The Disney Afternoon Collection

  • SuperSoupy 18/04/2017

    @Nikanoru Maybe you buy the game and later on it gets added to their VC store, but if it doesn't, it's still a port of an old game that isn't on the VC while Mario bros is. The purchasing process is the same in any case, it's just Nintendo's labelling of the content that appears unnecessarily messy. Reply 0
  • SuperSoupy 18/04/2017

    Aww man. That Darkwing Duck tho. Instant nostalgia hit! Reply 0
  • SuperSoupy 18/04/2017

    @Nikanoru Nintendo even having 2 types of e-shops, as well as several different accounts tied to each one, just makes their online store all the more off-putting.

    If this game collection were available on their shop, I'd probably just go for the xbox or psn versions anyway, out of sheer simplicity of the service by comparison.
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  • Android owners catch a break in this amazing Humble Bundle

  • SuperSoupy 18/04/2017

    Not many people tend to see this, but you can also choose the exact charity you want to give your money to. Charity drive aside though, there's really no reason not to get in on this. Amazing stuff. Reply +1
  • Leaked Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer reveals prequel and sequel trilogy characters

  • SuperSoupy 13/04/2017

    The publisher has begun pulling it down from video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Expect an official reveal this Saturday during the Star Wars Celebration event.
    "Hey everyone. Star Wars is great! Let's celebrate it!! No! Wait!!! Stop!! You'll celebrate Star Wars when we bloody well tell you to!!!"
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  • SuperSoupy 12/04/2017

    MARKETING:



    PUBLISHER:

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  • Bayonetta PC runs beautifully - even on old hardware

  • SuperSoupy 12/04/2017

    Seven-year old game runs well on a five-year old GPU??

    Get outta town!!
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  • Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

  • SuperSoupy 11/04/2017

    @uzivatel Ahhh right. Ye that indeed sucks. Reply 0
  • SuperSoupy 11/04/2017

    @uzivatel Thing is, if I do get future hardware I'll be spending just as much time re-downloading the apps as reinstalling/updating from a drive. It won't matter. Besides, my near 5-year old ipad 3 will likely brick if I try installing the new OS :p. Not to mention any new apps (thumb scanning etc) being compatible with my current device in the first place. In which case it's not worth the upgrade. That's just me though.

    For others I guess they've indeed got a long, annoying update crawl ahead of them.
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  • SuperSoupy 11/04/2017

    Or don't update it and continue to enjoy your apps. Reply -9
  • This War of Mine dev's Frostpunk is a city-builder that will "tear your heart apart"

  • SuperSoupy 11/04/2017

    Hmmm, certainly interesting although I hope the number of people you manage in this won't ruin the personal aspects of it.

    Having Bruno die in TWOM felt like a real loss. If Citizen 382 dies here... I think I'll get over it.

    In any case this is definitely on my radar now, looking forward to seeing some gameplay. TWOM was (is!) brilliant.
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  • The Signal from Tölva review

  • SuperSoupy 10/04/2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed "Sir, You Are Being Hunted" so really interested in this!

    That said, I'm not a fan of games that use grinding in place of a long-term design solution. That's what made SYABH so good was that your resources were found all around you and so encouraged exploration. They weren't based on binary point-building upgrades.
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  • PewDiePie launches weekly Twitch show, as advertisers back away from YouTube

  • SuperSoupy 10/04/2017

    He's a bellend. All he does is shout nonsense. Considering the nature of its comments section, he'll be right at home on Twitch! Reply +37
  • Persona 5 is series' biggest launch to date

  • SuperSoupy 10/04/2017

    Man, that GTA 5. STILL in the top 10...I wonder how much that game has made to date (in-game purchases included).

    Must be some kind of record.
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  • There's more video game telly coming

  • SuperSoupy 07/04/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior Nah they'd only ruin it if they brought it back. If reboots have told me anything in today's society, it's that they very rarely ever hold up to the original.

    We need a new show about games that's actually insightful and promotes games as a mainstream event, rather than a glossy clip show that panders games to a mass audience as a time-killing juvenile pastime.
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  • SuperSoupy 07/04/2017

    Looks like it could be better than the actual gameshow. If that turns out to be the case, then they might have to swap the names around for what the 'dlc' is and what the real deal is! Reply +7
  • Yooka-Laylee review

  • SuperSoupy 05/04/2017

    @Nikanoru In hindsight reading that back, yes it appears this was more of a positive note that I misread. Reply -1
  • SuperSoupy 04/04/2017

    @Rack perhaps. But within the wider range of the review it comes across as a more of a dig. And that's just a bit unfair given the free pass such a design has in other more... Mario.. games. Reply -1
  • SuperSoupy 04/04/2017

    Yooka-Laylee is a Banjo-Kazooie reboot in all but name
    This is a sumptuous, diverting homage to a bygone era in game design that should keep fans of the old school amused
    Well, that's exactly what I put my money down for. And that'll do me just fine :)

    Also:

    you'll also hoover up Quills, over a thousand in all. They guide you through the landscape, tracing paths up and around cartoon monoliths or through crops of over-sized mushrooms. It's a far cry from today's open worlders, where collectible items suffuse the terrain indiscriminately rather than helping to articulate it to the player.
    The newer Mario games do this exact thing too, and yet there, the reviewers call it genius...
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  • The anatomy of a Street Fighter

  • SuperSoupy 04/04/2017

    Another awesome Street Fighter article?

    You guys are on point today :)
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  • Meet the volunteer coaches making the world better at Street Fighter 5

  • SuperSoupy 04/04/2017

    Not a popular opinion in these parts, but I'll say it anyway...

    Street Fighter V is the best multiplayer game of this console generation, and the best fighting game since, well, SFIV. The only thing better than it, is the game's community. Seriously, the game has a great reddit page daily full of community info. The in-game CFN brings that community together brilliantly. And it's all constantly being updated. And on top of that it has THE best professional e-league going in the Capcom Pro Tour.

    The fact that it's still being talked about, touted, and more importantly - played, so long after its admittedly barebones launch (you only get 1 chance to make an introduction Capcom, geez), is testament to its design as a game.
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  • Peripherals maker Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

  • SuperSoupy 31/03/2017

    Aw man that sucks. No matter the game their products are generally top-notch.

    As unfortunate as it is though, it's all down to the game sales regardless of the quality of their own work. It's no good making the best Rock band guitar controllers or Street Fighter arcade sticks when those games themselves are underperforming.

    In any case, once they stop manufacturing I wonder if their remaining stock will become more valuable or less.
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  • Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey departs Facebook

  • SuperSoupy 31/03/2017

    Always knew karma would come back to him for all his Trump trumpeting. A shame since he really did kickstart the rebirth of VR. Sad to see such a promising guy lose his way in such a disappointing manner. Sure financially he's probably set for life at this point anyway, but what he could have accomplished at his position could have been so much more.

    Ah well you know what they say: You live by the sword, sooner or later that sword's going to grab you by the pussy.
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  • Watch: Johnny makes the Sandvich from Team Fortress 2

  • SuperSoupy 29/03/2017

    Know how I know I'm getting old: without thinking I gave a nod of approval and made an 'ooo!' sound, when I saw how well the bread turned out when sliced. That's good work right there.

    So now I'm getting old, and I want a Sandvich, and I really want to play me some TF2 (which I can't right now). Geez thanks a bunch, EG!
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  • Jumanji sequel features a magical video game, not a board game

  • SuperSoupy 28/03/2017

    "Johnson had previously hinted there was a good reason why co-star Gillan's character had been pictured wearing a skimpy outfit - it now appears to be a tactic to make more money"

    Fixed.
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  • SuperSoupy 28/03/2017

    This is a joke article, right? I mean, almost April Fool's day and such... Reply +5
  • Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

  • SuperSoupy 28/03/2017

    So....erm...I'm all for gender equality and everything, let me get that clear straight away. But...another day another ME:A is bad article...

    Thing is...the game isn't all THAT bad. Is it really justified to have all these articles hating on it? (Hell, other genuinely worse games don't get this much flack on this site despite deserving as much). At this point I'm starting to think the general media bias against the game is more 'flavour-of-the-month' and over-exaggerated than an all honest representation of the game itself.

    (As for the trans subtext in the article, I'm all for acknowledging that across many games and how they approach the subject in such an article, but I get the feeling that such a promising article never would have been written if it didn't involve bashing ME:A first)

    Edit: Yep, a previous commenter pretty much summed it up:

    At least Bioware are having a go at it. Unfortunately it's not the easiest subject to deal with but thats more due to the state of society in general. I think it's a bad decision to single out developers making an effort.
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  • Mass Effect 2 and the importance of character

  • SuperSoupy 27/03/2017

    For me it wasn't the characters themselves that were a let down in ME2, but the structure in which their stories were told.

    For every team member it was a case of: Do this mission to get NPC - talk to NPC on the ship - do that NPC's mission - NPC is now friendly/loyal/etc. It was all so.. formulaic and rigid. Once Garrus and the krogan were done you knew exactly what to expect from the rest of the game. Expectant to the point that it got annoying. I reached the final mission before the game decided to throw a robot character at me as an extra crew member (what? Another guy!? This late in the game!? And I'm meant to actually care about this guy who's had zero hours of character introduction in the previous 40+ hours of gameplay!?!?). What there definitely was lacking was any emotion or well... character (in hindsight it was fitting that that last crew member was an emotionless droid)! And this isn't even included the rest of the Normandy crew, Joker and the like, who were literally glued to the same spot on the ship for the entire game. The only thing thing that changed with them was the occasional voice over line.

    The combat, graphics, cinematics and audio in the game was sublime. Fantastic. But I just don't see why the worst aspect of it (in my opinion) is seen by many as its strongest asset.
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  • Nintendo: Super Mario Run sales "did not meet our expectations"

  • SuperSoupy 24/03/2017

    Interesting. Anyone got a clue to how Fire Emblem is doing sales-wise?

    I love FE:Awakening and the idea of having that on my phone is great. But the simpler graphics, timer-based, grinding, no-end-goal freemium thing puts me off completely. If that game doing the business for Ninty, I can't see them abandoning that pay model either. It would be a shame to see other awesome Nintendo IPs suffer gameplay-wise because of that model if it takes off.
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  • Playtonic to ditch JonTron from Yooka-Laylee following anti-immigrant comments

  • SuperSoupy 24/03/2017

    @RandyKleen
    So because he doesn't adhere to the Orwellian liberal narrative they get rid of him? 1984 was right, but it's not the Nazis that are trying to control our thoughts, it's the far left. It won't be long now until we're arrested for the crime of 'wrongthink.'
    Sorry. I tried, Lord I did. But I simply could not ignore that bollocks of a comment.

    By your analogy that mindset works the other way too. Maybe the far-right are trying to control our thoughts. And what about what they define as 'wrongthink'? Forget the fantasy of arresting, they've straight-up murdered people for thinking as much.

    Opinions. They are things. Deal with it. Playtonic in particular have dealt with this rather well.
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  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • SuperSoupy 24/03/2017

    I can play most of Nintendo's back catalogue on my 3DS (the best of Sega's too with the awesome M2 ports). But it's a shame I can't take my Wii, Wii U and Gamecube collection where I go.

    So I might be tempted (even though I annoyingly already own most of the games) to get a Switch if those particular console catalogues are made available. Being able to play the Pikmin games or the Metroid Prime trilogy on the go would be great. If not, I'll hold out 'til most of the Switch exclusive games are out.
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  • Titanfall 2's next free DLC detailed

  • SuperSoupy 23/03/2017

    Best FPS that came out last year without a doubt (and last year we got Doom and Overwatch!).

    Bought it at launch and damn, it does feel good to have new stuff routinely coming out. Roll on the weekend!
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  • Capcom outlines plan to make Street Fighter 5 online play much better

  • SuperSoupy 23/03/2017

    LOL, I was wondering how ragey the comments would be. They're not wrong though.

    For what it's worth I'm loving this game and the CFN is a brilliant feature that really should have been in SFIV too. Cool that they're adding more stuff to it now.
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  • How to actually enjoy Mass Effect: Andromeda

  • SuperSoupy 23/03/2017

    How to actually enjoy Mass Effect: Andromeda:

    ...don't pay attention to critics of any kind and enjoy your game for what it is.
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