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  • See what Mario looks like in Unreal Engine 4

  • seeyoshirun 29/06/2015

    I'm not sure exactly what this video is trying to say. Yes, it's a more technically advanced-looking take on Mario, but that doesn't count for much without the artistry that EAD brings to the Mario games.

    An HD remake of Super Mario 64 would be pretty neat, though. If it came from a studio like EAD Tokyo - you know, one that actually understands that tech specs count for very little when there's no soul or sense of fun there to back the game up.
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  • Wii U exclusive Splatoon fires past 1m sales worldwide

  • seeyoshirun 24/06/2015

    I read somewhere on another forum some comparisons to other shooters that were new IP; Splatoon passed that milestone faster than Resistance (PS3), Borderlands (360), Left4Dead (360), Bioshock (360) and Halo (XB). Pretty impressive for Splatoon, then, especially on a console with such a small user base!

    (Some other new IPs in the genre that passed 1m faster than Splatoon, in case you're curious: Gears of War took about two weeks, as did Titanfall. Destiny managed it in a few days on PS4, I think.)
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  • Fire Emblem Fates is the first Nintendo game to allow same-sex marriage

  • seeyoshirun 24/06/2015

    @perydwyn Actually, I've noticed that, too. Anecdotal evidence here, but among my circles of friends, the gay crowd seem to like Nintendo just a little bit more than average.

    It may well be because a lot of their characters come across as more sexually neutral, as opposed to the heterosexual fantasy element present in a lot of other video games (women presented as objects of conquest, men presented as some kind of hypermasculine fantasy). Plus, Birdo experienced gender dysphoria well before gender identity got the level of discussion it gets these days.
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  • seeyoshirun 24/06/2015

    @tomphillipsEG

    Not many, but then how many Nintendo franchises include gay characters *at all*?
    That question could be expanded further. How many video games in general include openly gay characters? The number is still fairly low. The number that not only include them but have them well-written is even smaller.

    I'm happy with this news.
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  • Nintendo asked Burnout dev to make Wii U F-Zero

  • seeyoshirun 23/06/2015

    Well, that's a heartbreaking piece of information I almost wish I didn't know.

    On the upside, I guess Nintendo could approach that new studio from the ex-Criterion guys about this again in the future?
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  • PlayStation "new home of Call of Duty", Black Ops 3 DLC headed to PS4 first

  • seeyoshirun 22/06/2015

    I feel like this might have been a bigger coup a few years ago. From what I've read, the series peaked in sales between about 2009-2011. Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends 40 expansion price tag

  • seeyoshirun 22/06/2015

    Ugh. Reply +7
  • Yoshi's Woolly World review

  • seeyoshirun 22/06/2015

    Honestly couldn't care less about the review. This game sounds like exactly the sort of thing I'll enjoy playing to while away the winter months.

    Meanwhile, I can see from all the @ symbols in this thread that some of you are obviously dealing with a nasty little troll. A word of advice: remember that ignore function. It's nice not having to even see what people are saying when nothing they're saying is of even slight importance.
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  • Xbox One weekly Japan sales hit new all-time low

  • seeyoshirun 22/06/2015

    Can't say I'm surprised. Microsoft haven't really been doing much at all to try and target that market anymore. Reply +3
  • ZombiU ports spotted for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • seeyoshirun 22/06/2015

    This is bittersweet. I'm happy if the game gets discovered by more people because it really is excellent, but "not profitable"? What were Ubisoft expecting? It's pretty clearly a niche title.

    Not seeing a sequel on Wii U will be a major bummer.
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  • The E3 Bulletin: Friday

  • seeyoshirun 19/06/2015

    I've come to be a bit over E3 after some of the gamer behaviour this year.

    Hearing about Shenmue was great, but it being a Kickstarter rather than just outright supported by Sony left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Elsewhere, they had some good announcements and some big surprises but not a lot of substance when it comes to 2015 specifically.

    From what I've read, the HoloLens stuff Microsoft are doing sounds like it only works well in an extremely controlled environment. Their line-up of exclusives for 2015 looks good and backwards compatibility was a plus, though.

    Nintendo's Digital Event was unfortunate, but not as unfortunate as some of the bile I've heard spewed from gamers in response to it. For whatever reason, they chose to focus on games we mostly already know about, but their 2015 line-up looks good regardless. The idea that there weren't any particularly impressive surprises is disappointing. That they're being so heavily chastised for not having revealed their hand for 2016 and beyond in spite of actually having good games coming out here and now is deeply concerning

    That's the nature of E3, though. Smoke and mirrors generally win out. Most people don't seem to care immensely that we saw very little in the way of actual gameplay for many of the most hyped games, nor do the seem capable of keeping their expectations in check despite so many games in past years turning out to be disappointments that didn't live up to their initial reveals.

    It was certainly an interesting E3, but once you've seen the event happen enough times, it's hard not to feel a bit jaded about the merry-go-round of hype.
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  • Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

  • seeyoshirun 19/06/2015

    See, last gen I went with a 360/Wii combo so this is a big disappointment for me.

    I've been holding out on buying a PS4 - I love my JRPGs, and since the PS4 doesn't have many of those yet and most of the ones on the way are also coming to either PS3 or PC, I've held off. Backwards compatibility would sell me on buying a PS4 instantly because it would also mean catching up on all those lovely PS3 RPGs I missed out on (Ni No Kuni and Folklore being at the top of that list).

    I know this isn't a problem for people who went PS3 last gen, but it is for me and probably for a few other people who missed out on that console. As it stands, I'm actually considering buying a PS3 at the moment because they're cheaper, and looking into a PS4 in 2016/17.
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  • The E3 Bulletin: Thursday

  • seeyoshirun 18/06/2015

    The rampant idiotic comments I've seen regarding Nintendo in particular this E3 are an embarrassment. And that includes some of the usual clickbait supplied by EG staff (that Metroid article in particular was some hilarious non-news), but thankfully most of the readers here seem to avoid grabbing the low-hanging fruit. Well, unless their name is LunaticPandora. Reply +4
  • Video: Xbox One Backward Compatibility - How does it work?

  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    Uggggggggh, why couldn't this have been a PS4 thiiiiiinnng... seriously, if Sony announced backwards compatibility I'd buy a PS4 in a heartbeat. Reply +2
  • The E3 Bulletin: Wednesday

  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    @Mr.Spo I just saw the Metroid article, too, so I guess we can rule that one out, at least. It's highly unlikely that nothing else is in development for Wii U, though - at the very least, we still don't know what Retro are up to (aside from now knowing it's probably not a Metroid game) and there's been mention of a couple of other things like Platinum working on whatever Project Guard has evolved into. You might be right that we should rule out anything on a Metroid-type scale, but that also depends on how long it's been in development. All that tidbit of news really told us is that a new Metroid Prime game hasn't been started since the last one arrived in 2007.

    It's possible that 2016 will be slim - it's always possible with Nintendo, since they largely support their consoles on their own. All I know is that whenever people get too smug in their predictions about Nintendo, there's a very high chance that they're wrong. And there's a lot of smugness on the Internet right now.
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  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    @Mr.Spo I think the big reason Nintendo would launch something like a Metroid game on Wii U is because this is their really hardcore fan base at this point. Nintendo, if they're not inept, should have worked out by now (and by the response to their E3 Digital Event) that they don't want to piss off their most devoted fans.

    Also, they do have a long history of revealing most of their games when they're reasonably far along, with only the occasional exception. I think you're right that the resource-consuming nature of development might be preventing more announcements from being made at this point, but only because those larger-scale games take a lot more time to develop to a point where they're fit for presentation to the public. Look at the glitches we saw with the Uncharted 4 footage at Sony's conference, or the Battlefield 4 sound problems from a couple of E3s ago - I can't think of many (if any) instances of Nintendo slipping up like that. It's quite likely that the other things Nintendo are working on just haven't reached that point of polish yet, where the company would consider them fit to show to the world.

    One other thought on Metroid (as an example). If - and it's a huge if - Nintendo were to shelve Wii U and launch a successor next year, just four years after Wii U launched, there's no guarantee something like Metroid would sell better than on Wii U. Even a really successful console won't push more than about 4 million units in its first 4-6 weeks, and there's no guarantee that more than about a third of those people would be buying the console for a Metroid game. A user base of 10-13 million is small, but when it's comprised of that core crowd who Nintendo doesn't even have to spend much on marketing for, Nintendo could turn a profit on a Metroid game easily. Probably more easily than they would if they were spending a ton of money on launching a new machine.
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  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    @Mr.Spo I agree with you. The problem this E3 for Nintendo wasn't a lack of games, it was that we already know about most of them. Sony's presentation, by contrast, was pretty hype-filled but it was also focused largely on software that we're not likely to see for at least about 18 months in most cases.

    That doesn't mean Nintendo's presentation wasn't a bit of a let-down (it was) but they've also got a lot of cards they haven't played yet, and we know very little of their plans for 2016. Plus, they tend to share a lot of announcements through their Direct presentations every month or so, which means we'll probably see plenty of other reveals through the second half of 2015.
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  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    A rough E3 for Nintendo, but still a good 2015. Also I just have to address this line

    Sony threw a small amount of shade at Microsoft's backwards compatibility announcement
    And how unbelievably happy I am to see drag lingo seeping into video game talk. I'm sure most people don't care about that but seeing fellow nerds talk about throwing shade just completes my life.
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  • Next proper Metroid Prime "would likely now be on NX"

  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    Worth remembering that a new Metroid Prime title hasn't come out since 2007, which means the last one probably started development back when the GameCube was still around (I'm guessing after #2 launched in 2004).

    This isn't as newsworthy as EG seem to think.
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  • Nintendo's painful metamorphosis leaves fans reeling

  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    You know what? I like the games Nintendo has lined up on the console this year.

    However, the Internet is getting on my last nerve. If it's not the entitled brats whining about what they feel Nintendo owes them, it's the trolls who have no interest in Nintendo that keep distracting from the good games they're releasing here and now by blabbing on incessantly about some NX thing when we still have no fucking idea what NX even is. There are only so many times I can hear "Zelda's probably not even coming to Wii U anymore" or "NX is probably out next year, Wii U is clearly dead" before I want to climb through the computer and kick people in the teeth.

    I'm definitely not done with my Wii U, but I'm pretty close to being done with other gamers.
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  • The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

  • seeyoshirun 17/06/2015

    This, right now, is the game I'm most interested in on PS4. Like the other two big reveals, this one will be a difficult game to pull off because of the mixture of nostalgia and hype, but of the three games this is the one I think is most likely to actually turn out truly great. Reply +2
  • Nostalgia and experiment meet in Star Fox Zero

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    He notes that Project Guard, another of his demos from E3 2014, is also being worked up into a full game at Platinum.
    I'd just like to note that this is probably something else Nintendo could have put into their Digital Event, and lends further credence to the idea that they do have plenty of interesting surprises up their sleeve and just aren't revealing their hand as quickly as the other companies tend to do.
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  • New Nier title is in development with Platinum Games

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    This and The Last Guardian. Whenever those two are out will probably be the point at which I put money down on a PS4. Reply +2
  • The Legend of Zelda still coming to Wii U - report

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    I really hope NX turns out to be a handheld (which is more likely anyway given the age of the 3DS) so that all this Zelda NX malarkey makes a large chunk of people on the Internet look like complete idiots. Reply +5
  • Square Enix E3 2015 conference live report

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    @Martin Robinson

    "Disappointing, yeah. In fairness to Nintendo it's rocking out a lot more first party games this year than either Sony or Microsoft, but there's nothing there to appeal to anyone beyond hardcore."

    Not Mario Maker? I get the impression that's why Nintendo are putting such an emphasis on that title.
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  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam announced for 2016

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    This looks really interesting, but like many people I am very disappointed in the lack of a full-fledged Wii U Paper Mario title. Reply +3
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival revealed, coming holiday 2015

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    I'm kind of amazed that they didn't just announce a new full-fledged Animal Crossing. Amazed and a little confused. Reply +1
  • Nintendo Direct E3 2015 live report

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    I can't @ all the people calling this the death of Wii U, though. You do realise their games line-up for 2015 was already pretty good, right? Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    I have very mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, Nintendo's lineup for 2015 was already looking pretty solid, but this presentation did a really underwhelming job selling it and lacked any big surprises. Sony's presentation was good but felt like an attempt to distract from the lack of exclusives this year. I'd actually say Microsoft did the best job this year, at least in terms of the presentations. Which I never thought would be the case. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    Well, that's two extra games out by the end of this year - an Animal Crossing title and Mario Tennis. I'm down with that. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    It's out this year! Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    Is this Animal Crossing for Wii U with Amiibo-unlocked mini-games? I'm in. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    YESSSS XENOBLADE IN DECEMBER! Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    They seem to be skimming over the stuff we already know about fairly quickly. I'm hopeful this means we're going to get some surprises in the last two-thirds of the presentation. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    This NEEDS to have the original Japanese dub make it worldwide. Complete with that music. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    Oh, no, it's just 3DS. I guess they need to do that, too. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    Is this a Wii U Fire Emblem?! Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    Co-op Metroid Prime for 3DS? Am I imagining things? Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    @smelly If you had friends, you'd have an Xbox? Have you got that backwards? Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    @Toaster05 That's a good point. We don't care about Skylanders, but there's a huge target market who may be swayed by some extra bonuses in the Nintendo versions. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    This looks like it could be the hit Four Swords could have been. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    So long as that's all we hear on Skylanders. And all we hear from Activision. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    I love how much more personal the Nintendo presentations feel. Hearing about the developers' personal inspirations from their childhood and stuff like that. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    This is already even better than last year's skit. Reply 0
  • Sony's E3 conference: an artful blend of nostalgia and big business

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    I've seen plenty of people frothing that this is the BEST E3 EVER, or in particular, attributing it all to Sony. While I do agree that their little trifecta of urban gaming myths is pretty impressive, it remains to be seen whether they can actually pull all three of these games off. All three hinge on a lot of nostalgia and they'll be difficult to pull into 8th-generation gaming when their predecessors are all somewhere between 10 and 20 years old.

    Also Sony's lack of software to show for 2015 is really concerning. They've coasted by so far mostly thanks to the endless goodwill generated my Microsoft's fuck-ups a couple of years ago, and thanks to the support of third-party publishers. I don't know if that's enough to see them through another 12 months.

    It's been a good E3 so far, sure. But best ever? Maybe if you've only been following E3 since 2010 or something.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    While this is an exciting announcement, let's avoid the "xx won e3" hyperbole, yes? There's a lot about this remake we still don't know, and while the idea is promising it's also got a lot to live up to. Reply -1
  • Keep your eyes peeled for planet Sugas-Uomi when No Man's Sky comes out

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    This looked really interesting and amazing in scope, but I don't think I could ever touch a game that big unless I planned on playing nothing else for a year or two.

    Also, as with many of the games in that trend of "you can go anywhere and do anything!" I'm a bit concerned that the scope of the game will lead to lots of parts feeling a bit samey. Guess we'll see when it comes out.
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  • Kickstarter campaign launches for Shenmue 3

  • seeyoshirun 16/06/2015

    A little over 4 hours in, it's already past $1.4 million. Pretty impressive.

    I never played the original Shenmue games (had a GC/PS2 that gen instead) but maybe it's time I checked them out.
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  • Rare announces Sea of Thieves

  • seeyoshirun 15/06/2015

    It's lovely to see Rare working on something that isn't a Kinect game, but I'm not generally one for MMOs so I'll most likely skip this one. Reply +12
  • Microsoft E3 2015 conference live report

  • seeyoshirun 15/06/2015

    @smallblueslime Right there with you. Reply 0