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  • Yakuza 6 sets March release date in the west

  • grassyknoll 18/08/2017

    A lot of great Japanese games are starting to get release dates for early next year. This for March and Final Fantasy Dissidia for January 30th. Good few others coming as well: NNK 2, Dragonball Fighters, Little Witch Academia and Monster Hunter World. Exciting times game wise next year. Reply 0
  • Crackdown 3 delayed until spring 2018

  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    @pelican_ Well done you - It's gone from fundamental difference to it's only 0.24 a day. I don't want to pay fucking anything for something that's free. I own the console, game and pay my internet provider. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    @pelican_ Let's not even pretend PSN / Live offers anything different to Steam. They charge for online because they can, not because they offer anything of real value. Trying to fill in the blanks with "better servers" or any other unquantifiable nonsense is corporate brain washing. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    Blown away by the amount of people who think paying for PSN or Xbox Live actual pays for dedicated servers. Sony, MS and soon Nintendo must be pissing themselves that people have actually convinced themselves that paying for online subscriptions actually has a meaningful impact on the online experience. Genuinely amazing and this is from "core gamers" who should know fucking better. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    @pelican_ The proof is every publisher / developer hosts their own game. Do you honestly think Sony and Microsoft pay 3rd party servers for every game? How do you think Steam functions? Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    @pelican_ Well you're wrong. We get less games with dedicated servers now than 10 years ago. It's an online tax, nothing more, nothing less. Reply -4
  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    @spacedmonkeys You're gaming peer to peer on Xbox Live and PSN now. You don't think paying a subscription gets you dedicated servers do you? Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 17/08/2017

    E3 2014 was by far the greatest smoke and mirrors show in modern history: Fable Legends - cancelled, Scalebound - cancelled, Phantom Dust - didn't even look like the game that was being made, ended up just being a port, Crackdown 3 - currently just a proof of concept. The last 30 minutes was MS's E3 show was basically fantasy.

    I think the real elephant in the room with Crackdown (and MS's games in general) is how they can sell the XOX has the most powerful console, but have games that look significantly worst than say Horizon, God of War, Days Gone or Death Stranding. Having technical impressive games with a large scope isn't about specs, it's about investment, something MS just isn't doing (and isn't going to do, they want to be Steam).

    Crackdown's delay brings up these issues more than anything, a game being 6 months late wouldn't be an issue otherwise.
    Reply +23
  • Arms' new character is slowly coming into focus

  • grassyknoll 16/08/2017

    @el_pollo_diablo I enjoyed the beta but my interested drop upon buying it. It went down like a lead balloon with friends, so solely play Mario Kart. Reply +1
  • Project Cars 2 sets new standards for the racing genre

  • grassyknoll 15/08/2017

    @pelican_ Can't really bring a console and HDTV around to someone's house can you? Don't know why people think it's so strange to play videogames with others in the same room, Nintendo make a fortune catering to that audience. Reply -2
  • LawBreakers review

  • grassyknoll 11/08/2017

    I really have no clue what most the comments section is even talking about. This seems like the type of game that would be more successful if it was F2P. Reply 0
  • Super Meat Boy is leaping onto Switch

  • grassyknoll 10/08/2017

    @waggy79 Don't know why you're being negged for that. The dpad on Switch is just 4 buttons. It's absolutely terrible. Reply +5
  • Hellblade deletes your save file if you die too many times

  • grassyknoll 08/08/2017

    @AdamNovice I absolutely despise the idiotic comments I see on game forums. Game developers work hard, but so do the customers who buy their games. If a game has a fundamental game breaking glitch then it's unplayable. Broken products shouldn't have fucking defenders on game forums and it's not a crime to not endorse a game either. Jesus Christ, forumites are honestly tragic. Reply +9
  • grassyknoll 08/08/2017

    @flooff What a tragic comment. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 08/08/2017

    Is this a choice in the options or in build into the game itself? Seems more like an attempt at PR directed at "hardcore gamers" than actual good design (especially as Jim Sterling got caught in a death loop glitch). Reply +1
  • Over 10m people have played Final Fantasy 14

  • grassyknoll 08/08/2017

    10 million accounts doesn't equal million people. Reply -8
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 headed to Nintendo Switch, PS4

  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Fourfoldroot It's already happening. Bar Sentinels 13 and visual novels, what's honestly left for Vita that's going to keep it an active platform for a large amount of users? Reply -5
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 There's 3 big fundamental differences now though:

    A. Sony is one of the biggest mobile games publishers in the world and is currently producing another 20.

    B. The PSP was a massively successful platform, the Vita is not in any shape or form a successful platform

    C. Sony has PS4, the biggest gaming platform in a decade to focus on, which is in no small part successful because of Sony's first parties (& contracts) focusing on a single device. Think they're going to focus on The Last of Us or Horizon for a handheld when they cost 100 million to make?

    You honestly talk about games if they're not products. In what kind of world can you even think Sony can just a billion dollar investment on bloody handheld. It's ridiculous. Mobile is now not just the handheld king, but gaming's king, a single successful game is worth more than any handheld business now.
    Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 Mobile is Sony's handheld now. I'm honestly not sure what you don't understand. The biggest mobile games absolutely tower over Vita as a business. You're talking like making a handheld is free to make, distributing, manufacturing and advertising a handheld is a billion dollar venture, no one but Nintendo is doing that again. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Fourfoldroot 18 months ago not being on Vita would have seemed strange, but now it just isn't a healthy platform, out of the 1.4 million games sold on it this year, the biggest hits were legacy titles, not new ones. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 "If Apple can make an iPhone/Pod every year or two, Sony should be able to manage a dedicated handheld consoles"

    One of those devices isn't like the other. Come back to me when you work out what it is.
    Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Fourfoldroot You're taking the Vita means life meme far too seriously. Vita is selling a 1/3 of what it did last year and software is down -55% year on year so far. If you know Japanese gaming as much as you suggest you would have read Media Create every week and know this. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Those Vita owners are no longer active users, that's your problem. Switch has a far higher amount of active users now and they'll be significantly more in the future. Vita's software sales this and last year are absolutely dire, as if anyone making a large mainstream game would aim for Vita now. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 You're lovely, but live on a totally different planet to me. The idea that Sony is gonna release a Vita successor is absolutely ridiculous. The handheld market is shrinking everyday (despite Nintendo's success) in Japan, never mind globally and Sony makes more money from a single mobile game (Fate / Grand Order) than the peak year of the Vita.


    The idea that Sony will spend hundreds of millions in manufacturing and distribution in 2020 (so no active handheld for basically 4/5 years in the west!) is nonsense. Sony Interactive Entertainment is a home console and mobile company now (Forwardworks has about 20 mobile games on the go now).
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  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 Why are you writing about a Vita successor like it's going to be a thing? Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Fourfoldroot A. If you've seen the game running you would know this isn't coming to Vita. It's a significant upgrade in both scope and form.

    B. Vita isn't a healthy platform anymore even in Japan, it sells 4k a week now. The userbase has either moved to PS4 or only successful for niche products.

    Everyone is moving on now.
    Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Fourfoldroot The Vita is dead. Reply -1
  • Shadow of War has a ranked online mode

  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @Malek86 "At the moment", basically sounds like it will be unless there's a backlash. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    @IronGiant Personally not bothered about this game but this will definitely be something that WB will use in their other games (specifically in my case Batman). Awful news. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 07/08/2017

    Is this always online? Reply +12
  • Dragon Quest 11: is Unreal Engine 4 a good fit for JRPGs?

  • grassyknoll 05/08/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 I'll take a bet it never will. Dragon Quest isn't Final Fantasy. SE have released 2 of about 20+ Japanese games on Xbox One so far. Dragon Quest is a definite no no. Reply -2
  • Big Prey patch squashes bugs and fixes glitches

  • grassyknoll 03/08/2017

    Probably the best immersion sim ever made in my opinion, but everything around the game has been a shit show: Review embargoes, PS4 Pro support misrepresentation, input lag issues, frame pacing etc. Reply 0
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: the making of PS4 Pro's best 4K game

  • grassyknoll 03/08/2017

    @KleebanKliban I'm arguing the opposite of consensus in art... Reply -4
  • grassyknoll 02/08/2017

    @pr4 Why? All games with high production values should get good reviews? Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 02/08/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper So? Eurogamer doesn't endorse a game, is that a crime? Why does consensus have to exist around art? Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 02/08/2017

    @Cwiiis Don't be daft. You think every single person who played it likes it? Of course not. There's no such thing. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 02/08/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper There is no such thing as a universally loved / liked game, reviewers shouldn't have to pander to consensus because some people can't cope with someone disliking a game they like. 6 year olds need to be part of a hive mind, adults shouldn't. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 02/08/2017

    @robtoohey There's 60fps games on PS1, 2, 3 and 4. Graphical showcases will always aim for 30fps, they'll be on PS5 and probably 6 as well. Specs, no matter what they are will not change that. Reply +22
  • grassyknoll 02/08/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper People need to get over that review. It's one person's opinion and you don't agree with it. I've played tons of acclaimed games that I didn't like and some mediocre reviewed games that I loved. Why does it matter so much? What's this bizarre need for consensus? This kind of thing doesn't happen with book, TV or film reviews but gamers are obsessed with being part of some hive mind. Reply +10
  • Mario + Rabbids' tactics run as deep as its fan service

  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @HighFlyinBird It's not that baffling, both look fantastic but I prefer this (& Project Octopath) to Odyssey. Some of us just love XCOM alikes. Reply +8
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    My biggest worry when this was announced was a lack of depth and options but this article has really knocked those concerns on their head. Probably the Switch game I'm most looking forward to out of everything revealed so far (joint with Octopath Traveller). Reply +17
  • Monster Hunter Stories demo due next week

  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @CaoSlayer What a complete load of rubbish. Reply -3
  • Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 confirmed for Nintendo Switch

  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @VanillaLake Monster Hunter World PS4 will outsell the Xbox One version 5 to 1 in the UK / US, probably 8 / 10 - 1 globally just like Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Tekken etc. I'm honestly surprised an Xbox version exists. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @VanillaLake Monster Hunter World looks fantastic, although that's the one game that probably needs a Switch version. I do think it's going to do amazingly well on PS4 and PC in Europe and the US though (Capcom no doubt looked at the huge success of Dark Soul's when making their decision about what platforms Monster Hunter World should be on and the demographic of the new film). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @SupremeAC You honestly think that publishers like EA, Ubisoft and Activision will move over to handhelds? Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @VanillaLake From their meeting last week.

    https://abload.de/img/capcomfy1722bujv.png

    That's the slide from the presentation itself, Resident Evil 7 is 3.7 million units shipped now. They expect to sell another 1.8 million units in the next 9 months.
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  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @VanillaLake There's a massive difference between Square Enix and Capcom. SE actually know what they're doing. Resident Evil 7 has no real legs, it's sold 200,000 units globally between April and June, it will not sell 1.8 million copies in 9 months. It's impossible. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @VanillaLake They're close to their March target going by numbers for the end of June... They plan to sell 2 million copies this year, there's absolutely no chance of that. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @SupremeAC Big budget games can do fine, but Capcom is probably the most incompetent publisher in modern gaming. They cut corners on the most important aspects (SFV arcade mode), change fundamental components (Dead Rising 4) or just totally mistreat their franchises (Breath of Fire 6, which shuts down next month). They're basically a shadow of their former selves. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 01/08/2017

    @Malek86 They've forecast 10 million units in total for all their games this fiscal year. Reply 0