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  • Peter Molyneux's The Trail out on Nintendo Switch

  • WinterSnowblind 28/02/2018

    @SupremeAC I agreed with this, up until his handling of Godus. That went beyond simply over promising and into blatantly and deliberately misleading people. Reply +6
  • Detective Pikachu gets worldwide release and a huge amiibo

  • WinterSnowblind 12/01/2018

    @Irien They did announce that the next main Pokemon game will be on the Switch. Reply 0
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 announced

  • WinterSnowblind 15/05/2017

    @Whitster This seems to be more a sequel to Avengers, seeing as how the teaser showed the opening scene from GoTG2 and MCU Doctor Strange. There were comic characters in the last game too, but you can guarantee there still wont be any Xmen. Reply 0
  • Eight new characters confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

  • WinterSnowblind 25/04/2017

    @Kremlik Captain Marvel wont be part of the MCU for a while yet. Chances are its just like other recent Marvel games, in that they're not allowed to use any of the characters Fox have the movie rights to.

    I wouldnt be surprised if the MCU guys make up the bulk, but Capcom have usually thrown in a lot of the more obscure characters too.
    Reply 0
  • Yo-Kai Watch faces April release date

  • WinterSnowblind 23/02/2016

    @riceNpea It's huge in Japan, but was released in the US at the end of last year and didn't really make any sort of impact. The battle system is very odd and the monster designs and overall feel of the game are very rooted in Japanese culture, so it doesn't translate very well.

    It's similar to Pokemon in that there's different types of monsters, that's about it.
    Reply +1
  • Fire Emblem Fates face-petting mini-game removed for Western launch

  • WinterSnowblind 16/02/2016

    @abigsmurf Telling a story and seeing how things like war affect characters is drama. Petting anime characters faces is a weird anime fetish. Reply -6
  • How Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens expands the film's story

  • WinterSnowblind 08/02/2016

    @riceNpea Off topic, over simplifying, combining points from multiple movies to bolster the argument and completely ignoring things that were different.

    Some things were similar, arguably too much, but to call it a reboot is just asinine.

    Things like "evil man" and "massive weapon" can be applied to virtually every action movie ever.
    Reply +10
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveal leaked, due in June

  • WinterSnowblind 02/02/2016

    @verynaughtyboy They're aimed at kids and the different themes probably helps. Few people buy every game, just the ones based on franchises that appeal to them. Reply +10
  • Lego fans reckon they've worked out the series' next game

  • WinterSnowblind 27/01/2016

    @seasidebaz They don't have the licence to the Turtles stuff anymore.

    I've been assuming we'll get a Spider-verse and Guardians of the Galaxy DLC pack for the Avengers, since both are mysteriously absent from the base game.
    Reply +1
  • Watch Star Citizen reveal procedurally generated planets

  • WinterSnowblind 17/12/2015

    @Plankton1975 The people who are spending thousands on virtual ship are insane and there's something to be said about the amount of time the game is taking and the way they're stringing people into big purchases like this.

    But you naysayers are just as silly sounding. The current alpha is very impressive, there's a pretty solid skeleton of the game there that's available to play. I put $30 into the Kickstarter and am pretty happy with the investment. The scope and ambition here is well beyond anything in No Mans Sky.
    Reply +17
  • Mobile RPG Star Wars: Uprising out now

  • WinterSnowblind 10/09/2015

    @Nodka Not being able to turn off the global chat room is pretty offensive. Reply +2
  • GAME apologises after Super Mario Maker mix-up

  • WinterSnowblind 08/09/2015

    That's a total of seven for me now. So much for sorting it out today. Reply +2
  • Nintendo employee fired after podcast remarks on localisation, fans

  • WinterSnowblind 14/08/2015

    He also said a lot of pretty damning things about Sakurai, stating how he feels the future of Smash Brothers is "dire" and likening him to a "mad artist" like Vincent Van Gough that just wants to create something and keeps getting frustrated and fans not understanding his vision.

    Those comments alone were massively over stepping his authority.
    Reply +16
  • Fallout 4's £100 Pip-Boy Edition includes an actual Pip-Boy

  • WinterSnowblind 03/07/2015

    @titaniumapple The promotional images look decently high quality, yeah. You can bet the final version won't look that good. Remember what happened with the clock last time? Or any other videogame CE? Reply +1
  • Kickstarter campaign launches for Shenmue 3

  • WinterSnowblind 16/06/2015

    @asal_bach I'm pretty sure fans would be happy if it were running on the same engine as the original two. Reply +4
  • Nintendo fans think female Link is in Hyrule Warriors 3DS

  • WinterSnowblind 11/06/2015

    @cowell Reddit. Reply +12
  • Splatoon review

  • WinterSnowblind 03/06/2015

    @torment74 I think this comment section is a good indication of why that is. "Nintendo games keep getting good reviews? Must be some kind of bias!". Reply +2
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

  • WinterSnowblind 24/11/2014

    @lukazor Sonic 4 was incredibly bad. The second episode was a marked improvement, but it was much too late by then and it still wasn't something I'd consider good.

    Colours and Generations receive too much praise from Sonic fans as well. They're definitely better than any of the other recent games, but it would be a serious push to call them anything beyond 'decent' and unless you're already pretty invested in the character, I doubt they'd give much enjoyment.

    On the other hand, Sonic 3 & Knuckles does seem to be overlooked these days. I wouldn't claim it was better than the SNES era Mario's, but it was a classic on its own right and a good example of why Sonic wasn't and shouldn't just be all about speed.
    Reply +2
  • Mario Kart 8 sells approximately 2m in under a month

  • WinterSnowblind 27/06/2014

    @Bickle2 It likely will. Mario Kart is a big party game. If you're at someones house and have a blast playing it, you're pretty likely to go out and buy it yourself as well. Especially when we have other big games like Smash Brothers coming up soon. Reply +10
  • Notch defends Minecraft dev Mojang from "worse than EA" claims

  • WinterSnowblind 16/06/2014

    @RicardoG Which system have you been playing the game on? Minecraft has let you edit and upload your own skins from the beginning (or at least not long after). Reply +14
  • Lionhead teases Fable Anniversary for PC

  • WinterSnowblind 03/06/2014

    If you want to support PC gaming, give us Forza Horizon 2. Even a port of Fable 2 would show some goodwill, but I'm not sure who's excited for a slightly touched up version of a 10 year old game that's already on Steam. Reply +8
  • Watch Dogs is the biggest new IP launch in the UK ever

  • WinterSnowblind 02/06/2014

    @JensWeissflog Not necessarily. One of the Wii U's biggest problems has always been the fact people just don't know what it is, there's too much brand confusion. Mario Kart has always been an excellent party game and should help spread through word of mouth that the system isn't just a Wii with a different controller.

    People don't necessarily need there to be a lot of available games to go out and buy a new console. Just look at the PS4/Xbone sales numbers. Without trying to put the game down, Watch_dogs' sales have almost certainly been so high because people are desperate to play *anything* on their fancy new systems.
    Reply +2
  • Star Citizen dev overturns forum ban on user who called for female-only group

  • WinterSnowblind 06/05/2014

    @Dan1382 The difference is that males aren't generally discriminated against. (Assuming you aren't female yourself), have you seen the type of abuse women get online, especially in MMO's?

    I'm not saying creating a group that excludes half of the population is the right way to go about fixing it, but pretending there's not a problem at all is pretty ignorant.
    Reply +2
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse review

  • WinterSnowblind 01/05/2014

    Review was pretty much spot on, it's a decently enjoyable, if rather unspectacular game, especially for fans of the series. The episodic format was a big mistake, but I guess that won't affect anyone playing the game now. Reply 0
  • Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • WinterSnowblind 03/04/2014

    @CaptainTrips While I get your point, Pokemon X/Y had a pretty big bug at release. Reply +4
  • Bumper Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack out in April

  • WinterSnowblind 21/03/2014

    @McFluffy Improving core gameplay mechanics is never a bad thing, although I do agree that we either need an expansion or more sizable living world updates.

    The latest patch does strongly hint that we'll be going into the Brisban Wildlands to find out what's going on with the new jungle dragon though and that just happens to be one of those areas that's had several inaccessible exits leading into new areas since launch.
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  • WinterSnowblind 21/03/2014

    @Rack Everything you claim is wildly untrue. Events trigger more frequently with more players around, but if you just run through one of the starter areas, like say, Queensdale, by yourself, you'll still see these events popping up all over the place. Run over to the damn, the apple field, or the farm and you'll easily find several events in those areas alone. Try talking to NPC's to trigger escort and other events too. You don't need to be in the right place at the right time, most will stay there until somebody activates them. In other words, if there is really somehow nobody on your server, there should be events ALL OVER the place.

    If you're really stuck, join one of the event trains, which run in several maps pretty much 100% of the time, even on less populated servers. The only events you cannot complete by yourself are the group events, which you can still attempt if you're a high enough level and usually calling these events out in mapchat will bring enough other players. And I don't even play on a particularly populated server.

    Even if you for some reason can't find ANY events, you can still gain experience through map and personal story completion, crafting (none of which require groups) dungeons or WvW.

    There's are also not a single asura gate that is locked behind events or mobs that would make travel difficult. Simply go to your home city (where you start) and take the portal there to Lions Arch (or now the Vigil Keep) where you're connected to every single other starting city.
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  • Don't read too much into deflated annual Guild Wars 2 sales

  • WinterSnowblind 14/02/2014

    What they're doing with the Living Story recently is great and it's amazing that we're getting so much new content for the game for free. The problem is, is anybody who isn't already invested in the game going to take notice?

    I think they need an expansion, if only to show people that the game is still going and might be worth checking out again. I don't think the content updates will ever have the same effect, no matter how much they add (or destroy).
    Reply +6
  • Pokémon Bank finally launched in Europe

  • WinterSnowblind 04/02/2014

    @TheJeffers The amount of space each Pokemon takes up is pitifully small though, even storing 3000 is less data than a .txt file so the yearly fee is a bit questionable.

    Although if they continue to give you special promo Pokemon like the Celebi every few weeks, at least you'd be getting something for the money, but I'm not sure if there's any plans for that.
    Reply +2
  • Argos cuts Wii U Premium pack price to £179.99

  • WinterSnowblind 21/01/2014

    @IronGiant Calling it finished on the brink of the release of Mario Kart (and Smash Bros later this year) seems a bit foolish. Remember when we had this same discussion about the 3DS, which turned out to be the best selling games console last year?

    They've definitely made a lot of mistakes with the Wii U, but a cheaper price point and more games is all it needs.
    Reply +15
  • You thought that was it for Guild Wars 2?

  • WinterSnowblind 15/01/2014

    @Jorendo I don't think you're giving the game quite enough credit in regards to the quests. For one thing, you're never really required to do ANY of them in order to progress with the story and even the main story (i.e. the missions) can be completely ignored if you don't care. There are plenty of opportunities for leveling up besides completing quests or events and even if you do choose to do them, you're usually giving multiple objectives for completing them. It's never just a case of "kill x amount of x" or "gather x for me".

    And in regards to it being immersion breaking, while I'd say that's a pretty nitpicky point, you can actually hear the "quest givers" calling out to you occasionally and if you actually talk to the NPC's they do give you a lot more information about what's going on. I wouldn't pretend it's a revolutionary system, but after playing GW2 going back to other MMO's can be pretty tough because of features like this.
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  • Nintendo sorry for Christmas eShop hiccups

  • WinterSnowblind 02/01/2014

    @McPoo In fairness, I think the frustration was mostly from people who had bought Wii and 3DS bundles with digital games for Christmas and were unable to redeem the codes for 3 days. Reply +24
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2013

  • WinterSnowblind 30/12/2013

    Personally, I wouldn't have put this game close to my GoTY lists. However, if you're judging this game without having played it. You're an asshole and your opinion on games is totally irrelevant. If you're judging this for being the same as every other Mario game, I also assume you've never played more than a single Mario game in your life. Despite using the same characters each time, each Mario game tends to be pretty different. There's more variety here than you'll find in a game like the Last of Us or whatever generic FPS games were released this year. Reply +6
  • Star Citizen raises an astronomical $35m

  • WinterSnowblind 23/12/2013

    @jefranklin18 It's because they keep offering more incentives for people to pledge more money. Give them $200, get the equivalent of a top of the line sports car to drift around space in. It's very appealing for some, especially as space sims, particularly ones of this scope, are something that has never really been fully utilised.

    The thing is, all of these ships they're offering up as rewards are things you'll be able to purchase with ingame money once the game is out, so instead of starting out the game in a little trading ship, working your way up to the big leagues, these people are pledging thousands of dollars in some cases to skip all of that progression, which in my opinion would be like starting with a Galaxy class in Star Trek Online.

    I'm not sure if people are just super passionate about seeing the game reach its full potential or if they just don't realise that their backer rewards are not unique ships, just a headstart.
    Reply +4
  • Rosalina and Luma make their Smash Bros. debut

  • WinterSnowblind 18/12/2013

    @Mr.Spo Considering they're really struggling for more female representation, Lucina seemed like a really obvious choice. She's not the typical princess type, she's essentially the same as an already established and popular character (literally the same with longer hair) and we even have a male version of the Wii Fit trainer as an alternate costume, so why didn't they at least do that for her and Marth?

    Not that I'm complaining about Rosalina.
    Reply +2
  • No one bought Kingdoms of Amalur

  • WinterSnowblind 16/12/2013

    @Rogueywon The gameplay was pretty interesting but the world, story and lore were incredibly generic and filled with hack writing. It's not like anyone has any attachment to the series either, so it'd be much cheaper and easier for a developer to create a "spiritual sequel" with similar gameplay and a much better world.

    There's zero reason for anyone to want to buy this licence.
    Reply +2
  • PlayStation 4 UK launch sales hit 250k

  • WinterSnowblind 02/12/2013

    @joeymoto108 Just what I was going to point out. Mario Sunshine -> Mario Galaxy -> Mario 3D World shows far more variety than the hoards of generic third person shooters with different paint jobs on other consoles. Nintendo reuse the characters and IP's, but the gameplay between each game tends to be pretty different. It helps that the quality is always top notch too.

    I also think that if Nintendo were to leave the console business, they'd simply focus on their handhelds. You're not going to see their games on other systems anytime soon.
    Reply +20
  • UK chart: Pokémon, Beyond fail to dislodge GTA 5

  • WinterSnowblind 14/10/2013

    @XrodOne Not counting spin offs or "enhanced" versions, it's only the 7th main Pokemon game to be released in the past 17 years. Compare that to Assassins Creed or CoD's annual releases, which have both had more games released in a far smaller time.

    And yet people still moan about Nintendo more.
    Reply +23
  • "There is no shop." Super clicking, F2P and Godus with Peter Molyneux

  • WinterSnowblind 01/10/2013

    @bliprunner There's actually a pretty solid foundation but it doesn't feel like it's a beta, more like a pre-alpha. The gameplay mechanics are all there and it seems like there could be a pretty fun game, but there's literally no structure to any of it, so it's hard to say what the finished product will actually be like to play. Reply +1
  • WinterSnowblind 01/10/2013

    Peter Molyneux has so completely missed the point of Kickstarter, I think he should be offering refunds to backers. Everything has been as secretive and non-transparent as possible during the development process and this barely resembles the "back to roots" game that was initially promised.

    I'm pretty sure if the words "cash-shop" were anywhere near the original Kickstarter page, no one would have gone near this. I've always defended this guy from most of the criticism he gets, but this crosses the line even for me.
    Reply +31
  • Star Citizen raises an incredible $18m, announces $20m stretch goal

  • WinterSnowblind 27/09/2013

    @jetsetwillie While I have no problem with what they're doing here, I do have to wonder if all of the people pledging hundreds of dollars realise that all of their rewards are obtainable in the game, with the only advantage being that you can start with something fancier (that will arguably ruin the progression of the game).

    To me that'd be like starting off the new Pokemon game with a level 100 Charizard. Once the game has been out for a few weeks/months, these people spending hundreds or even thousands aren't going to have anything to show for it. Which is fine and it's good that they're won't be any game breaking imbalances, the rewards are just there as an extra for those donating money.. I'm just not sure if everyone giving the money understands this.
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  • LucasArts spills the beans on what Star Wars 1313 could have been

  • WinterSnowblind 26/09/2013

    @unacomn The hype surrounding this reminded of the Force Unleashed (which at least had some original ideas).

    Much like that cancelled Pirates of the Caribbean game.. it was likely shelved because what they had just wasn't very good.
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  • This is what Nosgoth, the F2P multiplayer Legacy of Kain game, looks like

  • WinterSnowblind 25/09/2013

    @kaesoron The human citidel was also easily breached in Soul Reaver by Raziel, who had the unique ability to fly. If all these other vampires can do it, then..? Reply +1
  • WinterSnowblind 25/09/2013

    @Arsecake_Baker This is truly unique and different from any game I've ever played. Reply +3
  • WinterSnowblind 25/09/2013

    Well done, you've made a Legacy of Kain game that no LoK fan wants to play. What was the point of this and who thought it was a good idea?

    Judging by the trailer, it looks like they've messed up some of the lore aspects too.
    Reply +12
  • Batman: Arkham Origins' Knightfall DLC is PlayStation 3-exclusive

  • WinterSnowblind 25/09/2013

    Very glad I didn't order the PC version over the weekend like I was planning to. I'll play it when there's a GoTY version instead now. Reply +4
  • New Guild Wars 2 update, free trial, game discount

  • WinterSnowblind 24/09/2013

    @Mazinger-Z your comments are completely transparent trolling attempts to any one who has ever played the game. It has very little focus on the cash shop, there's rarely even new items for sale, while having extensive content updates every fortnight. I've never even seen a subscription based game receive so much new content and what we're receiving here is far from trivial fluff. Revamped bosses, new areas, new dungeons paths, new story missions.. You're either incredibly cynical or just haven't played the game since the first few patches (and yes, admittedly the early updates varied from weak to awful and if you're still judging them based on those, you really should come back to see what they're doing now).

    As for the state of the game.. There's a lot of people still playing with numbers reportedly growing. Early areas in the game tend to be very busy, as do the late ones, it's just the mid leveled areas people try to skip through, leaving most of them pretty empty. Luckily, it's very easy to still play through them by yourself, as most of the content in the game is easily soloable. If you prefer group play, try joining a guild. There's a lot of players out there that will party with you for lower leveled stuff if you look in the right places.
    Reply +1
  • Guild Wars 2 "the most-updated online world in the industry"

  • WinterSnowblind 28/08/2013

    @threepwood27 They haven't done much in the way of adding new permanent zones, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There *has* been new dungeons, new story missions, new world events, new gear, new mechanics, new explorable regions..

    I'm not sure how you can look at the patch notes each work and consider them small or ingignificant changes: How many other games can claim to add anywhere near as much content or even just as many "quality of life" updates as this? For free. Without a subscription.

    They definitely had some problems starting out, but if you're judging everything based on Southsun Cove or the Flame & Frost arc, be aware that things have changed pretty radically in terms of the size and quality of the updates since those days.
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  • The Elder Scrolls Online dev explains decision to charge £9 monthly subscription

  • WinterSnowblind 22/08/2013

    @mega-gazz You mean like new game content, patches and improvements that Guild Wars 2 gets every fortnight and has four teams of devs working to bring new chapters to the game with each update?

    I do hate to harp on about GW2 like a crazed fanboy, it's certainly not a game without flaws, but it's just such a perfect example of how MMO's can function without subscriptions and its existence completely flies in the face of every argument the guy in this article tries to bring up.
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  • WinterSnowblind 22/08/2013

    @ZuluHero This is exactly what I wanted to bring up. He says that they want people to immerse themselves in the world and not run up against constant paywalls.. Which is fair enough, that's not something I want from any game.

    But with Guild Wars 2, you buy the game and that's that. No subscription, no pay walls, no DLC (aside from cosmetic fluff) and they still manage to add rather significant chapters of new content every 2 weeks for FREE.

    So what are they doing here that goes above and beyond that? Why do we have to pay for the base game, a subscription and then even more for any expansions that inevitably follow?
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