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  • Face-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • seeyoshirun 23/05/2015

    @Kendrene Apparently you're the only one who does. :confused: Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 23/05/2015

    Judging by EG's constant spamming of articles on the game to generate some kind of controversy, I take it Witcher 3 is this year's Destiny?

    EDIT: 200+ comments later, it's apparently worked. This is one of the worst comment sections I've seen in a while.
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  • Nintendo hires Bowser as new US sales chief

  • seeyoshirun 21/05/2015

    That's it, I'm changing my last name to Ganondorf and applying for a job at Nintendo. Reply 0
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • seeyoshirun 19/05/2015

    It's not without missteps. For one thing, this is an unapologetically hyper-masculine power fantasy, set in a feudal world that is sometimes gruesomely misogynistic.
    This is the main reason I'm still trying to work out if the game is for me, despite most other aspects of the game apparently being done so well. I've watched my partner play a fair chunk of the first two games and Geralt didn't really jump out as a character who interested me that much; playing video games for 25 years or so has largely given me my fill of hyper-masculine protagonists and these days I'm usually searching for something outside those norms.

    I'd love to hear someone weigh in on the writing in the game, though - does Geralt more or less remain a suave, lady-wooing testosterone-fest? Does it get a bit more complex as you delve further into the game? Is the game's treatment of female characters really as empathic and nuanced as the EG review seems to suggest, or is it just nuanced by video game standards? I've seen other reviews that seemed to contradict this, and the first two Witcher games don't seem to support this, either (when watching them being played I definitely got the vibe that they were a bit of a heterosexual teen male fantasy at times).
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  • Oculus Rift recommended specs confirmed

  • seeyoshirun 15/05/2015

    I'm still not super convinced that VR is going to become a thing. There are certain social elements of gaming that I don't think will translate well to it, as well as probable technological and possible financial barriers for a lot of consumers.

    Will still be interesting to see how it pans out, though.
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  • Xbox One, PS4 battle with rival Witcher 3 console deals

  • seeyoshirun 14/05/2015

    I really need to learn to just not read the comments on any article that does any kind of comparison between Sony and Microsoft. Reply +5
  • Nintendo dates E3 Digital Event

  • seeyoshirun 14/05/2015

    Bahahahaha that video was pure gold. I love that despite any negative press Nintendo have received over things like Wii U sales, they're still more willing to take the piss out of themselves than any other games company I know of.

    The Bill Trinen bit at the end actually made me choke on my drink.
    Reply +1
  • Ubisoft ditches Xbox 360 and PS3 development

  • seeyoshirun 13/05/2015

    @Bickle2 The "Nintendo needs to go third-party" sentiments got old about ten years ago.

    It's not gonna happen.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo's new 3DS Pullblox game is free to download

  • seeyoshirun 13/05/2015

    I have no problem with F2P when presented like this, where you've got the option to skip the F2P element and just buy the whole lot for a very reasonable price if you wish. Reply +8
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

  • seeyoshirun 13/05/2015

    After Unity ended up being (by most reports) mildly underwhelming, I'm a little wary of this one. Reply +1
  • Nintendo "optimistic" on ending region locks, starting with NX

  • seeyoshirun 11/05/2015

    I'd be relieved to see this with their home consoles (and handhelds, though most of those have already been region-free). PAL versions of games tend to become scarce more easily than their NTSC counterparts, and there are a couple of games I missed out on in previous gens that are ridiculously expensive now. Reply 0
  • Nintendo to launch five smartphone games by March 2017

  • seeyoshirun 08/05/2015

    I'm not against this so long as it remains a separate beast from their console divisions. I've tried a little bit of smartphone gaming and just found it to be generally insubstantial and, well... not that much fun.

    If it's another revenue source for Nintendo, though, then that's cool. I love what they do with their console games and I want to see the company keep doing well. The shrinking console market at the moment might mean they need to keep looking at other things to supplement that - like this, and Amiibos, and their recent deal with Universal Studios. Some of these things will probably help the company's visibility, too.
    Reply +1
  • Risen 3: Enhanced Edition announced for PlayStation 4

  • seeyoshirun 08/05/2015

    Anything that bolsters a console's library is a good thing, but the amount of remakes we're seeing this gen is quite concerning. All of the consoles have been out for at least about 18 months, I really thought we'd be seeing less of this by now. Reply 0
  • Nintendo signs theme park deal with Universal Studios

  • seeyoshirun 07/05/2015

    I'm not sure I have anything to add to this conversation except rampant enthusiasm! Reply 0
  • Nintendo records first annual profit in four years

  • seeyoshirun 07/05/2015

    @Lunastra78
    Sounds like Nintendo would be much better off making games for other platforms, than making hardware themselves.
    These sort of comments were tired a decade ago.

    Let me make it simple for you: it ain't gonna happen. If you want to play the games, buy the console. If you don't, then move on.
    Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 07/05/2015

    More DLC for Mario Kart 8? If it's even half as good as the stuff released already, then bring it on!

    Some decent battle maps would be especially welcome.
    Reply +3
  • Homophobic and transphobic game removed from Steam Greenlight

  • seeyoshirun 06/05/2015

    @jjsuperbadger See, I'm gay as well and I'm also old enough (well, just) to remember a time when homosexuality was regarded very differently, and when homophobia was not regarded as a serious issue (and even encouraged, in some cases). Going to a Jesuit school in the late 90s was not a fun experience, for sure. I've seen friends get beaten up, I've experienced some horrible bullying in person and online, and I've read plenty about some of the more horrible hate crimes that occur in the world.

    I still don't find this game offensive so much as stupid (on many levels). I don't particularly mind that the game exists because I don't expect it's likely to cause much damage to anything other than Randall Herman's career. Awareness of LGBT issues has come a long way, to the point where homophobia is socially unacceptable in most parts of the developed world and to the point where LGBT characters and themes are starting to become a much more prominent part of gaming (and other media, too).

    I can totally see why someone else would find this offensive, of course. I guess I just think that we don't really need to convince people not to play a game like this, because it's so blatantly over-the-top that nobody with a functioning brain is going to take its message seriously anyway. There are much more subtle issues with portrayals of sexuality and gender in the media that *aren't* apparent to most people, and that's where I'd rather steer such discussion.
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  • seeyoshirun 06/05/2015

    @ImpericalLegion If that's been your only experience with the LGBT community, then that saddens me.

    I mean, to an extent I definitely agree with you. I participate in that community myself and I definitely see issues crop up from time to time with trans/bi/heterophobia. Ageism and sexual racism are particularly big problems, too.

    I don't think those issues characterise the majority, though, at least not in my own experience. It might just depend on what circles you travel in.
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  • seeyoshirun 06/05/2015

    Hrmm...

    I'm a gay man and I didn't so much find the footage of that game offensive as I did find it supremely eyeroll-worthy. Granted, I'm really not an easily offended person but I don't really care that much if Randall Herman (who I'd never heard of before now) wants to make a game like this. He sounds like a bit of a fringe lunatic and this game doesn't sound like something that would be of interest to anyone who isn't also a bit of a crazy fringe-dweller. There are other games and other developers making an effort to include well-written gay characters in their work, and that's of more interest to me.

    Probably good to keep the game off of Steam Greenlight, though, since its content can very clearly be construed as hate speech. Also it would look really bad if they denied Greenlight to an excellent gay dating sim like Coming Out On Top because of its sexual content and then allowed something like this on there.
    Reply +31
  • Mirror's Edge 2 due in Q1 2016

  • seeyoshirun 06/05/2015

    Fingers crossed that Mirror's Edge 2 turns out well. I don't have much faith in EA and DICE have been a bit shakier in recent years, so we'll have to wait and see.

    Two Need for Speed games will be arriving in Q4, after the series skipped a year in 2014 - a first for the series since 2001.
    Meanwhile, let's just remember facts like this the next time someone decries Nintendo for supposedly overusing the same franchises, yes?
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  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 revealed

  • seeyoshirun 05/05/2015

    Activision.

    It's not just a name, it's a sentence.
    Reply +5
  • PlayStation 4 passes 2m sales in UK

  • seeyoshirun 05/05/2015

    I'll be interested to see if it keeps that momentum up; it's done quite well for itself despite most of its worthwhile games being available on at least one or two other platforms. I suspect the success is partially down to their extremely good PR following Microsoft's botched Xbox One reveal, and possibly also down to Sony tapping into the whole cheap media device thing the way they did with the PS2 having a DVD player.

    The console could really use some more interesting exclusives announced at E3, though.

    Also, to put the sales factor in perspective; the PS4 is outpacing the PS2 in the UK, but from what I've been able to glean from Google, the PS2 (and the Wii, actually) still sold faster worldwide at this point.
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  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review

  • seeyoshirun 05/05/2015

    So, yet another gem for the Wii U, then? I don't know when I'm going to get the time to play all of these games. Reply +1
  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages

  • seeyoshirun 05/05/2015

    More runs of Amiibos? Sounds good to me. I'm not really interested in them, but on principle I want Nintendo to ruin things for the assholes who price gouge on eBay. Reply +19
  • Watch Dogs 2 spotted on Ubisoft programmer's LinkedIn

  • seeyoshirun 01/05/2015

    Came here expecting to see a lot of sarcastic surprise. I was not disappointed. Reply 0
  • Console version of Hironobu Sakaguchi's Terra Battle in the works

  • seeyoshirun 01/05/2015

    That's good, I guess? I'd still much rather see Hironobu come back and be involved with console games for good. Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • seeyoshirun 30/04/2015

    That's good for Sony, I guess. The goodwill and marketing that sprung from their response to Microsoft's botched XO reveal still seems to be paying off. Reply +7
  • What lies beneath the charming exterior of Yoshi's Woolly World?

  • seeyoshirun 28/04/2015

    Sounds like the main problem with this game is that it's legitimately challenging. In other words, there's no problem.

    Hopefully EG don't tear the game down for this come review time like they did with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Sometimes it seems like the staff here have some underlying belief that difficult games must either beat you over the head with how dark they are or be blatantly "retro". Many of us like our games adorable-yet-tough, thank you very much.
    Reply +6
  • Gabe Newell responds to paid mods controversy

  • seeyoshirun 27/04/2015

    @grassyknoll For what it's worth, I"m with you on DRM. I understand the appeal of Steam as a streamlined way to access games but I generally avoid using it on principle and stick with GOG or Humble.

    I'm not a huge follower of modding on any particular game but this all seems like it's turning into a bit of a PR catastrophe.
    Reply +2
  • Amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights free download on Wii U this week

  • seeyoshirun 27/04/2015

    @skunkfish The answer is Captain Falcon, obviously. Reply +2
  • seeyoshirun 27/04/2015

    I wouldn't necessarily expect the Amiibos to mean you get a game download for free, but it would be cool to maybe at least see them result in a discount. Like, buy the Ike Amiibo, get a download of the GBA Fire Emblem at half price or something. Reply +4
  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC review

  • seeyoshirun 26/04/2015

    @skunkfish Don't knock Millionaire Matchmaker, that's going to teach your son almost everything he needs to know about how not to behave on a date! Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 25/04/2015

    Talking attention to detail? My partner and I were playing Super Bell Subway this evening and on watching a replay of the match he spotted a graffiti rendition of the original Super Mario Bros. stage 1-2 tucked in one of the corners behind an archway in the train tunnel.

    That was just one of dozens of little touches we noticed. The care that Nintendo puts into crafting their games - even their DLC - really is quite spectacular.
    Reply +2
  • Kerbal Space Program is finally getting a v1.0 launch

  • seeyoshirun 22/04/2015

    @TomPhillipsEG I did a little solar-searching, yes. One might even say I Saturn it for a while.

    P.S. That's much better!
    Reply -2
  • seeyoshirun 21/04/2015

    Here's a NASAcery date for your diary.
    That's sloppy punning, Tom. How about this?

    Clear some space in your diary.
    Or this?

    Naut quite a week away.
    Reply +6
  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC track list and footage

  • seeyoshirun 15/04/2015

    All of the upcoming tracks look fantastic. I've skipped all the handheld Mario Kart games except for DS so three of those retro tracks will be like new for me, and Ribbon Road looks especially cool.

    Loving the look of Super Bell Subway, too. Being able to drive across the top of a moving train? Badass.
    Reply +1
  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2015

    It would figure that the one time Amiibos are so cute that I absolutely cannot resist them is the time they cost more.

    Sigh... *unzips wallet*
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  • Bloodborne sales pass 1m in under two weeks

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2015

    Those are some very solid sales for what is ultimately a fairly niche title. Reply +5
  • Star Ocean 5 in development for PlayStation 4, PS3

  • seeyoshirun 14/04/2015

    Oh yay!

    Not super surprised it's coming to PS3, either - PS4 hasn't really taken off in Japan thanks to the big move to handhelds whereas the PS3 has a big user base over there.
    Reply +10
  • Affordable Space Adventures review

  • seeyoshirun 10/04/2015

    I had a feeling this was going to be something special when I first saw a trailer for it during E3 last year. I'm so happy it's lived up to that initial impression! I didn't know Nifflas also worked on it as well. I've been playing Knytt recently and loving it, so that just makes me want to play this game even more. Reply +2
  • Don Mattrick leaves Zynga

  • seeyoshirun 10/04/2015

    With any luck, we'll never hear from him again. Reply +1
  • Ni No Kuni and Layton dev's Yo-Kai Watch headed to UK

  • seeyoshirun 08/04/2015

    I'm honestly surprised it took Nintendo this long, given how successful the series has been in Japan. If its sales translate across as well as Tomodachi Life did, this will be a big one next year. Reply 0
  • The Wii U games confirmed for release in 2015

  • seeyoshirun 08/04/2015

    Ugh, for the love of god can we just drop the idiotic "saving Zelda for next gen" theory? At least until we know what NX actually is? For all we know it could be a handheld, or something that isn't actually a console at all.

    Also, as has been pointed out by other people in the comments, having no Zelda game on Wii U would damage the goodwill of Nintendo's core fan base.
    Reply +2
  • Winners might use drugs

  • seeyoshirun 08/04/2015

    Interesting article.

    I'm on board for the idea that eSports should test for doping the way many other sports do. If Adderall or other drugs are making the playing field less even, then there's no place for them.
    Reply +11
  • The best Xbox One games

  • seeyoshirun 06/04/2015

    @IronSoldier Yeah... I know there are a few exclusive games (though Halo doesn't count so much; I wouldn't count things like TLOU remastered or Wind Waker HD for similar reasons). I don't think one or two good - even great - exclusives is enough to say that a console has forged its own unique sense of identity, though. Sunset Overdrive and Bloodborne are a great start, but we're nearly 18 months in for both of those consoles and I want to see more from them. Reply +3
  • seeyoshirun 05/04/2015

    @IronSoldier I can see your breakdown of the games has not been well-received, but I more or less agree with you.

    It's not that this is a bad line-up of games per se, but the lack of exclusives is problematic because it suggests that XO is lacking a strong sense of its own identity. I'm not too fussed about whether the games run perfectly (if it's 720p on one platform and 1080p on another, that means very little to me) but it does all make XO feel rather interchangeable at the moment.
    Reply +3
  • Tech Analysis: Splatoon

  • seeyoshirun 04/04/2015

    There's nothing like a truly promising-looking Nintendo-exclusive game to bring out the bitter fanboy in a few people, is there? Reply +4
  • Fatal Frame U coming to Wii U this year

  • seeyoshirun 02/04/2015

    Hell yes.

    Now, Nintendo, for the love of all that is sacred, announce a sequel to your other brilliant photography-based game from the N64 era. You know, that little title called "Pokémon Snap".
    Reply +2
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • seeyoshirun 02/04/2015

    There is a perception among a lot of parents that the age rating reflects difficulty.
    And therein lies one of the reasons why Nintendo games are often misconceived as being easy because many of them have a G or PG rating.

    Meanwhile, this is an excellent article. I've seen a lot of that poor parenting myself, without having been anywhere near a school in a little over ten years. It's something that I notice more and more in public, though, and occasionally among some of the parents I know; an iPad or phone or 360 or PS4 or whatever being used as a sort of surrogate parent. Like the teacher in the article noted, that's not a bad thing in itself if it's done in moderation, but lots of parents seem to see this technology as giving them carte blanche to pass their kids off to electrical devices for as long as they want, and that causes big problems.
    Reply +1
  • Yoshi Woolly World gets release date, wooly Amiibo

  • seeyoshirun 02/04/2015

    @Raiko101 It's being made by the team that did Kirby's Epic Yarn, which was one of the best platformers of the previous gen. I'm pretty sure this will be equally splendid. Reply +1