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  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 lets you create your own character

  • VibratingDonkey 15/06/2017

    This is basically the original vision for Beyond Good & Evil, so to say that this is removed from it, is both fair and inaccurate.

    While I still think it seems to retain the spirit and look, of the world, character, thematically, what they're doing here is obviously different from the original in many ways. But I don't see that as necessarily a bad thing, just because it's not the same.

    BG&E obviously had its inspirations, but before that existed, there was nothing like it. That's what they made when they were allowed to do their thing.
    Ancel and Montpellier has more than earned the benefit of doubt that their ideas and direction is valid and can end up making for some outstanding games.

    So to sit here and say "Boo, why aren't you making the same game again? I don't want your vision, I want what I think I want, which is your previous vision." feels both unearned, misguided and disrespectful to me. Many fans probably aren't actually like that, just kind of mourning the BG&E2 they had in their head. But like, get over it? Instead get excited about this big ambitious thing Montpellier has been allowed to make. They've been wanting to make this for like 15 years, they are quite a talented group of people, and now has seemingly gotten a sizable budget to realize their vision. In that context, people being sad about this, is kind of weird.

    That's not to say that you can't have concerns about new or unknown factors. My main one (aside from the game being like three+ years away and being unsure if it'll ever actually be released) was how the co-op element will affect the singleplayer structure/design.

    And now of course we've learned that it's proper ambitious (AKA risky) with its aims. Procedural worlds is....well I hope they find a way of doing it right. MEA and No Man's Sky tried.
    Reply +6
  • VibratingDonkey 15/06/2017

    "We know there are things."
    -Michel Ancel, creative director, Ubisoft
    Best pull quote I've ever seen.
    Reply +5
  • Gran Turismo Sport may well be the series' first real racing game

  • VibratingDonkey 23/05/2017

    There was a time when I was looking forward to a Gran Turismo on the PS4. GT1 was a revolution, GT2 a fantastic expansion, GT4 masterful. I would love it if Polyphony found a way to recapture that. But having next to no interest in professional racing or competitive online, GT Sport is about as effective as you could be at reversing that anticipation. Hope it'll at least excel at what it does, I guess.

    It's good that after more than a decade of plateauing, Polyphony has found some drive to push the series forwards. But it's really bad that it's at the cost of core pillars of it. Rather than revitalizing the series, this feels more like a nail in the coffin to me.

    I don't know if this will pay out for them in terms of sales, but I kind of doubt it. Professional sim racing is a niche, this kind of focus on it a gamble.

    There are other capable developers out there making great racing games more in line with what I'm looking for. So if this is what GT will become, or even if it will cease to be, its legacy will live on.

    TL;DR
    Gran Turismo bums me out.
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  • PaRappa the Rapper, Gitaroo Man creators working on new rhythm-action game

  • VibratingDonkey 17/05/2017

    So why isn't the publisher funding this? Or are they? What are their terms? What control do they have?

    If I'm to help fund a game, it's not to help a publisher save money or with whatever their priorities are.

    Signing with a publisher to attain more funding, assistance or whatnot, can be ok, it depends on what strings are attached. But kickstarters never mention that stuff. Transparency and trust is of core importance in regards to crowdfunding.

    Us backers may finance a significant portion of a project, but we get no say over anything, and we shouldn't, because gamers fucking suck, and we support projects precisely because we trust the creators know what they're doing. But publishers get to, and tend to, meddle. With business decisions, management, possibly creatively. I'm not interested in helping out some third party that'll have unknown influence.
    Reply +2
  • Largest ever Xbox 360 back-compat games sale live

  • VibratingDonkey 16/05/2017

    @miseryguts
    As much as I love my PS4 (am considering an upgrade though) it doesn't seem to get anywhere near as many game deals as the Xbone does.. I'd have thought that with it being the front runner you'd be more likely to see them not less.
    I've only had a PS4 for about a month, but this doesn't seem particularly true to me as there was a big sale about a month ago on actually fairly new/big games. Some (Uncharted 4, Gravity Rush 2) of which I'd just bought for lots more...

    This and
    that and
    the other thing
    is happening right now. And also this.
    Also Horizon was 20 or 30% off some week ago.

    Anyway, 360 games are ones that if they are of interest to me, I've already played them years ago. Also I'm broke anyway.
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  • Is Kickstarter for video games dead?

  • VibratingDonkey 15/05/2017

    I've come to realize that I'd rather prioritize spending what money I have on games that are currently available (and there's more than enough of those already), that I won't need to wait 2-4 years for. The pitch might say it'll be out in a year. It will be out in 2-4 years.

    There are certain combinations of game ideas and creators that might make me flip this priority, but I generally feel content with what kickstarters I've already pledged to.

    Also it's a bit discouraging, disappointing and thankless, the feeling you get at the end, as they prioritize and push out physical console copies into retail channels, before you get the superduper version you paid a fortune for. There's still no date for Dreamfall Chapters. A month ago they said they'd lock down a date "soon", a week ago they said ""soon"". And this is for The Final Cut/upgrade patch, not the Limited boxes.

    This is what can happen when publishers get involved. I wouldn't mind a publisher expanding the budget, but I have no interest in offsetting risk for them or supporting their priorities to the detriment of my own. Publishers tend to just sneak their way in. Pitches are like Youtubers and disclosure of sponsored content with that shit. Or sometimes a publisher may express interest after the thing's successful. You basically can't know. Unless the pitch explicitly states there will be no publisher, they're not breaking a contract or promise or anything.

    Kingdom Come was also like this. If it said or hinted anywhere in the original pitch that they had a publisher, I didn't realize it. And a similar thing happened with that game. PC version got pushed back, so they could finish the console versions for the simultaneous release the publisher wanted.

    TL;DR
    I'm done with crowdfunding for the indefinite future because of reasons.
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  • Square Enix trying to find a buyer for IO, future of Hitman in doubt

  • VibratingDonkey 11/05/2017

    @George-Roper
    Games can do well and still have failed in the eyes of Square Enix.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-09-square-enix-thought-tomb-raider-could-sell-nearly-double-its-3-4-million-first-month-sales
    Reply +2
  • Call of Duty: WW2 officially confirmed by Activision

  • VibratingDonkey 21/04/2017

    If you glance at that twitter picture in the right way, he looks like a frowny cartoon soldier. Reply +1
  • A call to arms for the UK fighting game community

  • VibratingDonkey 21/04/2017

    @kikimaru024
    You're describing the online scene, which is filled with trolls.
    Come to an offline meetup & you will find almost every FGC is full of friendly people who will help you get better.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/kikimaru024/comments
    Pro Super Smash Bros. player dumped by sponsor after "molesting" woman while she tried to sleep

    "It's a blow to the reputation of the fighting game community"

    Smash is not part of the fighting game community.

    (we just let them share the venue because it reduces costs)
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    The unspoken rules of For Honor

    I think the whiners need to read David Sirlin's Playing to Win
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    High-profile UK Street Fighter 5 tournament apologises for streaming issues

    From what I gather, they didn't stream SFV Top 32... because they decided to stream other games' Top 8 and also ensure the SFV brackets run on time.
    Which just makes r/StreetFighter sound like whiny entitled bitches, but what's new there...
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    Introducing TinderBox: The arcade cabinet for indie games

    That has got to be one of the ugliest, nay shittiest MAME cabs I've ever seen.

    Aaaand of coure it's using an LCD display to run piss-poor pixel graphics.

    Did none of these "indie" developers ever touch a MegaDrive/SNES? Or are they as devoid at pixel artistry as they are with creating original IP?
    Reply -2
  • VibratingDonkey 21/04/2017

    @Dysisa
    Hell yeah for articles spotlighting the FGC in a positive light like this for once. Feels very refreshing to read an article that isn't designed to just take a cheap shot at the FGC. More like this, please, Eurogamer!
    As a general response.
    TL;DR It is bad to ignore the bad.

    Highlighting the positive aspects of gaming is something I too support.
    But Eurogamer should not be discouraged from also reporting on the negative aspects. Highlighting those is a step in the process of improving them.

    We may be their audience, but gamers, gaming communities should be treated no different than any other group they cover. If we do bad we should be held accountable or whatnot. It's not Eurogamer's job to protect and coddle our hypocritical feelings.

    While it's fair to give the UK FGC the opportunity to represent itself, and a member of it is a good source for getting some insight, this is essentially the FGC doing PR for the FGC. But that's ok as long as it's disclosed, which it is.
    Reply +4
  • G2A rep roasted by developers during live Q&A

  • VibratingDonkey 20/04/2017

    Since G2A has previously demonstrated that it is unwilling to consider what developers want from them (essentially protect developers and customers from fraud) I don't understand why this Q&A even happened. And why did they send this guy who's not a trained PR person?

    And their head or PR just keeps talking about how great it is that they're offering this partnership that no one asked for. Basically trying to turn these continual kerfuffles into marketing for their thing.
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  • Peter Moore bids farewell on his last day in the video game industry

  • VibratingDonkey 15/04/2017

    @igore
    Even if there wasn't 16 years between those statements, attempting to call him a hypocrite would be a folly, as being disappointed by a game, and having someone dismiss your work and insult you to your face, are different situations.
    Reply +20
  • VibratingDonkey 15/04/2017

    That Halo 2 guy is pretty cool. Reply +1
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition review

  • VibratingDonkey 07/04/2017

    ...it certainly does represent a second chance for Bulletstorm to be recognised and applauded for its innovations...
    And if it belatedly creates an appetite for Bulletstorm 2, then it will inarguably have been worth it.
    Since it's $50-60, compared to the $10 or however much the original version it replaces was, they seem to have gone ahead and shot themselves in the dickfoot in that regard.

    Using the Duke Nukem DLC to compel people into paying full price instead of waiting for it to drop to a reasonable level, comes of as a cynical, greedy insult, especially considering how bad it appears to be.

    Rather than revitalize interest in Bulletstorm, I reckon people will remember this remaster for its dumb price, its dumb Duke Nukem DLC, and the dumb G2A stuff. That's a dumbed shame. Gearbox is dumb.

    Some may cringe at its premium price tag, but People Can Fly has crammed in as much added value as possible.
    Then why isn't the Duke Nukem DLC part of the package?
    More of a rhetorical question, since the Duke Nukem DLC seems to have no value.

    I don't understand how the price can be justified.
    $40 for more Echo levels and New Game+. Which are a frustrating drag to actually gain access to. It just doesn't sound very appealing at all.
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  • BioWare apologises for Mass Effect: Andromeda's poor transgender representation

  • VibratingDonkey 06/04/2017

    People somehow angry at improvement. Nay. Reply 0
  • VibratingDonkey 06/04/2017

    Critical feedback leading to improvement. Yay. Reply +1
  • Persona 5 review

  • VibratingDonkey 01/04/2017

    @system11
    So what? We don't need artificial inclusiveness forced into our entertainment. It's a story about a handful of characters, and none of them are LGBT. If you pick 5 or 6 people off the street at random that will be true most of the time.

    People don't /need/ to always be presented with characters they sexually or racially identify with. Please stop invoking identity politics as if it's the only thing that defines people.
    She's saying it's an odd omission, as it would fit the game's theme, be the opposite of artificial.

    Don't think she's talking specifically about the main cast, rather characters in the game in general. But if you pick 6 random people off the street, one or more will be queer some of the time. I don't get the "it's artificial/forced/shoehorned" argument. Queer people exist. Deal with it.

    This seems like a potentially larger issue.
    The same, unfortunately, cannot be said about the two fashionable men who accost Ryuji several times during the game. They're every negative gay stereotype you can imagine and the best thing I can say about the whole situation is that Persona 5 minimises their screentime.
    It's arguably better to not write an X character at all if you're gonna do, or fear doing, a bad job.
    It's more of an argument to improve than to never try again though. Whoever people wrote and ok'd these NPC's should probably listen to some feedback n stuff before making another go.

    Also worth noting that we don't know who writes what on this game. May be different people doing the main cast and NPC's. May be the main cast writer(s) could've written a great gay guy. Who knows.

    Aaaanyway. Videogames. Videogames are alright.
    Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2017

    @jamesroman
    There's a bunch mentioned in the article for comparison, which shows that no, this is not progress. I don't know that MEA is actually bad,(hard to call this bad when GTA 5 exists) but it certainly doesn't seem good. The game should be constructively criticized a la this article so that maybe there'll be progress in the future.

    Also there's Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
    Reply +2
  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2017

    @TheGuvernor
    0.3% of the population identify as Transgender.

    Why the this issue needs to be front & centre in gaming is beyond me.
    The headline of the "front and centre" section is: "Popular now"
    Suggesting traffic/activity drives what's in the top slots.
    It is not beyond you.
    Reply -2
  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2017

    @masseffectman
    So instead of a PS4 Pro analysis (it's been a week now guys, come on), we get politically correct articles like this one. This site is worryingly becoming Neogaf. Stick to games talk, please.
    Talking about aspects and nuances of games writing, is literally games talk.
    A person writing this article doesn't prevent other people from working on other things.

    Eurogamer doesn't do technical analysis...es?, Eurogamer hosts certain content by Digital Foundry, which specializes in what you're looking for, and apparently has done specifically what you're looking for. Go follow them on Youtube and whatnot.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlj2Y5_JjPo
    https://www.digitalfoundry.net/

    Being offended by, or opposed to, articles encouraging better written characters, makes no sense. So presumably it's the trans aspect you and others have a problem with. That would be your problem. Or a societal one.
    Reply +2
  • Here's what Lara Croft looks like in the new Tomb Raider movie

  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2017

    @tahudson
    Possibly because his name is actually Walton Goggins?
    Yes exactly.
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  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2017

    I sometimes feel bad for Walter Googlons cause I don't feel like his name gets as much recognition as it ought to. Reply +7
  • Playtonic to ditch JonTron from Yooka-Laylee following anti-immigrant comments

  • VibratingDonkey 24/03/2017

    @Bibbo
    But sometimes it's good.
    https://twitter.com/MachineDynamics/status/844677030935515137
    Reply -1
  • VibratingDonkey 24/03/2017

    @martinsmith
    To be fair, these games tend to have annoying voices by de-de-du-duh-de-due-de-deh-du-de-sign.
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  • VibratingDonkey 24/03/2017

    @robinsad
    It's as much within Playtonic's right to cut his role as it was to give him the role in the first place.

    Unless legally bound by a contract, companies (or anyone) are not forced to stick by a person who turns out to be a racist/someone they do not want to be associated with, be it on a personal level, to protect their business/brand, or both.

    I aim to establish the above because it would be absurd to feel uncomfortable, to take umbrage with Playtonic's decision on moral grounds.

    A racist getting dropped is not a slippery slope that will lead to people with different views getting shunned. It's just a racist getting dropped. Opposing that on moral grounds would mean you're defending racism, which is obviously antithetical to morality.

    Racists and those excusing, defending, normalizing them, is the only reason why Playtonic is in a rough spot. They absolutely do not deserve to be. They're being punished for doing good.
    Reply +5
  • VibratingDonkey 24/03/2017

    Playtonic's decision to cut Jontron's part and consequently nullify its association with a racist scumbag, is one I completely stand behind. I'm glad I now won't have to be reminded of the reality of that shitty asshole when playing this happy fun times game.

    I knew Jontron's audience and views wouldn't be negatively affected to any significant degree, but suspected we could potentially see consequences to his professional relationships. So it's nice to see that becoming a reality, to whatever extent.
    Reply +10
  • Flatout 4: Total Insanity is a welcome return to form for the series, but stalls on innovation

  • VibratingDonkey 17/03/2017

    Had no idea this existed, and apparently now it's out. I don't know where though, or if there is a PC version at all.

    Anyway, hopefully the real Flatout 3 will be done at some point and be good. Think it's been over three years since I backed Wreckfest.

    One thing I will never be able to understand about that game is why with the generic names for everything? It's super boring, deprives the game of personality, makes it actually difficult to differentiate between things, and it's super easy to make up dumb names for cars and tracks. "American 3 on Tarmac 2." Get outta Town 1 with that number 2.
    Reply +3
  • New Reservoir Dogs game doesn't have much in common with Reservoir Dogs

  • VibratingDonkey 15/03/2017

    I don't know if slapping a license on this will turn out to a good or a bad thing. Few would've heard of this game without it, but unless people actually read the impressions of critics who've played it and who all seem to agree that it's kind of cool, they'll assume this game is what it looks like. Reply 0
  • System Shock 3 is coming to consoles via new publisher Starbreeze

  • VibratingDonkey 15/03/2017

    System Shock 3 should not be confused with Night Dive Studios' remake of the original System Shock...
    I was doing that a little bit. Sorry.

    Actually didn't know there was a 3 being worked on, much less with Warren Spector as a lead.

    He probably has the coolest game developer name.
    Sounds like Deus Ex.
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  • Developer hits back at claims his Steam game rips off Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee

  • VibratingDonkey 27/02/2017

    Strange how everyone who has crossed this guy's path are liars out to get him. Reply +6
  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • VibratingDonkey 14/02/2017

    @KefkaCTM He said, outragedly. Reply 0
  • VibratingDonkey 14/02/2017

    @IncredibleBulk
    Negative consequences to doing wrong is right.

    Rich guy getting slightly less rich than previously expected is not topping the list of great injustices deserving of ones sympathy.

    Saying he's gotten away with worse in the past is not an excuse for letting him get away doing bad now. Just makes him look worse.

    People who think or say he's actually anti-semetic or whatnot, are wrong. Or at least I haven't seen anything that would confirm that. About all I can say in his support in this situation. It's out of ignorance, not malice.

    Speaking generally about his career and having this massive influential platform, and all the implications and complications that comes with it, I don't think he's done a bad job at managing it responsibly. I know he's improved himself in the past, so hopefully this will be another one of those moments.
    Reply +5
  • VibratingDonkey 14/02/2017

    @Mhoey
    His videos are helpful to Nazis.
    Nazis cause harm.
    Reply +1
  • VibratingDonkey 14/02/2017

    @mhoey
    These are Nazis.

    http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2017/02/14/pewdiepie-isnt-an-anti-semite-hes-just-a-tool

    These are Nazis.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/white-supremacists-brutally-attack-brothers-outside-nyc-bar-over-anti-fascist-sticker-on-phone/

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressen.se%2Fgt%2Ftre-nazister-har-haktats-for-bombdad-i-goteborg%2F&edit-text=

    That is the harm.
    Reply +11
  • VibratingDonkey 14/02/2017

    I hope he'll come out of this having learned why these are the consequences to his actions, instead of doubling down on "it's just a joke, you idiots don't get it" or going full on "PC SJW snowflkcensorhafreepschagrgrbrbRGRBGRLLLBARGLE".

    This is why, btw.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/disney-severs-ties-with-youtube-star-pewdiepie-after-anti-semitic-posts-1487034533
    4 minutes into the video. The Daily Stormer supports these displays of his. If that's not a clear enough sign that you're helping them out, I don't know what is. The ability to make shitty jokes vs helping out Nazis. What a toughie.

    It's particularly abhorrent when Nazism is on the rise.
    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressen.se%2Fgt%2Ftre-nazister-har-haktats-for-bombdad-i-goteborg%2F&edit-text=&act=url

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/white-supremacists-brutally-attack-brothers-outside-nyc-bar-over-anti-fascist-sticker-on-phone/
    Reply +1
  • Resident Evil's Leon and Chris reunite for CGI movie prequel to Resi 7

  • VibratingDonkey 13/02/2017

    Not gonna lie, I am very disinterested.
    All of these that I've seen have been horrible. Granted I've only seen the one, but still.

    I only saw Degeneration because people said it was good.
    People are bad.

    Like, I am somewhat of a fan of Resident Evil, and it didn't help. Mostly because Leon's character is perhaps actually the worst character I've ever seen in a movie. In the games I recall him being like the MGS2 Raiden of RE, but here he is an actively unlikable, dire, faux-gruff, boring fucker that could be replaced by plants in tactical pants.

    Anyway, the best Resident Evil movie is already out there.
    Reply +1
  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • VibratingDonkey 04/02/2017

    The arguments for getting a Switch at launch, are mostly arguments for getting a Switch. The only potential reason for getting one at launch, is Zelda. Which is one game.

    Holding off will eventually get you that one game, more games, lower prices, bundles. Potential issues and things good to know about will be known about and perhaps addressed.

    This is the the case with all consoles ever.
    I'll be getting a Switch when Super Mario is out, at the earliest.
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  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • VibratingDonkey 13/01/2017

    There's a bunch of valid questions and complaints, but looking at how I'd use the thing (play exclusive single player games on TV) many of them are kind of irrelevant. I might still be interested, but not until Holiday 2017.


    It costing more than a PS4 or Xbox One is kind of an issue to me. The same issue I had/have with the Wii U. I don't really care at all about the portable aspect, making that the opposite of a value add to me, as it's why the system has to be so energy efficient/kinda weak, and only has 32GB of storage. I.e. stuff I care more about.

    I'm hoping for eventual bundles to make up for it.
    Reply +2
  • VibratingDonkey 13/01/2017

    The launch offering seems particularly paltry and makes me think they might as well have postponed until Q4. Zelda is the game. And you can get that on Wii U.

    To me the presentation was more effective at selling me on the Wii U. Would've already owned one if the pricing wasn't weird and never dropped, instead going up. Now if you want one you'll have to find one used. And those prices will probably also start going up. The Wii U's pricing is so god damned annoying. I'll probably never get one.
    Reply -3
  • VibratingDonkey 13/01/2017

    At least you UK people know the price.

    Apparently retailers in Sweden have been told it will launch March 3rd here as well, but they have not yet been given an MSRP. The Switch supposedly launching here in seven weeks, and Nintendo not knowing the price, is pretty bizarre.

    I assume it'll be the usual conversion rate of add a decimal to whatever the US price is, but who knows.
    Reply 0
  • New year's resolution: Let's stop screaming

  • VibratingDonkey 08/01/2017

    People sometimes conflate angry accusations, insults and threats with criticism. Would indeed be nice if this were to stop happening.

    When there is a legit grievance at the core, there is justification to be some amount of emotional about it. But those emotions should be directed towards the thing, not the people who did the thing. That's where the righteous justification starts diminishing.

    How to stifle the abusive, overly hostile behavior though? Guess you'll have to try to talk to people. I feel like the argument that being shitty to developers provides the opposite of motivation for them to fix the games, and for developers at large to want to keep creating them, ought to be the most compelling overall. I don't know how you would argue against that. Guess it's possible if you're a shitty enough person to reckon fear makes for a good motivator.

    (Remembered one half of Vlambeer wrote a thing related to this.)

    It is not difficult to avoid a No Man's Sky situation as a consumer. Don't pre-order or buy games day one. Don't trust marketing. Wait for more, reliable information. Or be aware of and accept the risk of essentially blindly buying a thing.

    It is difficult to change consumer habits however. People will continue getting angry because they pre-ordered a thing for the foreseeable future. Publishers blatantly and greatly push for things to be this way, and have done so for a long time. They're far from blameless, but ultimately it's our decision to buy games based on their marketing.
    Reply +3
  • Square Enix Twitter recovers followers after hack

  • VibratingDonkey 06/01/2017

    I was disappointed by how boring it was to watch this unfold. Taking over an official account, and not using it for anything fun, dumb, clever, witty or interesting, is just...why even bother? Reply +6
  • Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

  • VibratingDonkey 19/12/2016

    Hope it'll be competitive in regards to price then.

    I don't understand the logic of the GPU still being underclocked when docked. Is it just because they want some semblance of consistency? Seems dumb.
    Reply +1
  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • VibratingDonkey 09/12/2016

    "...we want to make sure that we're able to offer it to them in a way that they're able to play it in a stable environment."

    Well that's blatantly not true at all. Always online games are inherently less stable and reliable, and seems especially bad for a mobile game, where on top of connection issues on Nintendo's end, you'll be dependent on reception in order to play it. It's also especially bad for a game that costs $10, way up there for a mobile game. Paying more, and effectively getting less of a game, is just...bad.
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  • "She can't understand how someone she's never met would be so kind"

  • VibratingDonkey 06/12/2016

    I won both lottery-ish things I entered, the Christmas lights that were semi-broken started working again, that Adult Swim neo-Nazi show got canned, and now people on the internet are being nice. Today was a good day. Thumbs up, Jesus. Reply +1
  • Russian MPs call for FIFA 17 ban over "gay propaganda"

  • VibratingDonkey 06/12/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77
    Hopefully the giant space squids will invade before the beef nukes start flying.
    Reply +6
  • VibratingDonkey 06/12/2016

    Too late, Russia. FIFA's gay propaganda has already turned your children gay. Reply +1
  • Here's your first look at the Crash Bandicoot remaster

  • VibratingDonkey 04/12/2016

    I liked the second one in particular, and this looks like it'll probably be a good remaster of them, but I don't know that I particularly want to play them again? If I did, I think they're on PSN. Remaking/modernizing old games does revitalize to some extent, but I find the concept primarily dull. I'd rather they spend these resources on a new thing that's not restricted by 90's game design and technology.

    Who's making this anyway? I guess various Activision-ish joints have been trying to make something new on numerous occasions, so if it'd be that again, maybe this is for the better still/the only way a new Crash game would exist at all. I don't know.
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  • Huge Hitman update makes unlocks work offline

  • VibratingDonkey 28/11/2016

    Single player progression (i.e. the actual unlocking of unlocks, and the challenge system) are still unavailable offline. So this doesn't solve all the issues we have with the absolute stupid bullshit that is this single player game requiring a constant internet connection.

    Making online unlocks accessible to the offline profile is just a step in the right direction, which means the game is now no longer completely useless whenever the game is unable to contact authentication servers. Which is almost always due to problems on their end.
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  • Burnout Paradise is gaming perfection

  • VibratingDonkey 27/11/2016

    Hey hey you you. I don't like this game as much as others did.
    The whole game just looks real dull, wish it looked closer to the boxart. Felt more like open world mechanics than arcade driving fun to me. It's like the Mirror's Edge Catalyst of Burnout. 2 and 3 were the peak of the series to me.
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