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7 years ago

How about a bit of investigating journalism Eurogamer? Find out the release date for PC!
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EA: we lost some fans with Dragon Age 2

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7 years ago

DA:O was vaguely reminiscent of the greatness of the old great RPGs og the 90s, Baldur's Gate, etc. I had hoped that DA2 would build on that and move even closer. Instead they removed the somewhat interesting gameplay and replaced it with 3rd person action hack and slash... I just couldn't be bothered, and I think the franchise is dead for me.

We'll have to see how Bethesda will do with Skyrim, they sadly seem to be going in the same direction. Oblivion was worse than Morrowind, and sadly Skyrim seems to be following the downward spiral.

I wish someone out there would realise that there actually is an audience for a proper RPG with stats, etc (I can imagine it's hard for some marketing suit to believe it, but some of us actually find that stuff fun) and would leave the formula alone, or at least work on it from the premise that it's not broken.
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SEGA planning E3 Shogun 2 reveal?

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8 years ago

I didn't play Empire, but Medieval 2's turnbased side was... not good. I found myself longing for the simplicity of the first Shogun. If you want to do grand strategy, look at Europa universalis...
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Sackboy joins ModNation Racers cast

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8 years ago

So the obvious question here is of course, will it be our own sackboy or a generic one? If it's the first one, colour me interested, otherwise blah.
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Tropico 3 expansion unlikely on 360

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8 years ago

Why couldn't the ask the same on Xbox?

I think the most likely explanation that the number of people who bought for Xbox does not justify the extra trouble of certification.

Or another possibility, it is actually going to be done for Xbox, but they are not delaying the PC version to wait for the Xbox version to get certified.
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Fubdub

8 years ago

ok, a few more details here: http://www.tropico3.com/

20 still seems pricey though, for that price I expected somthing that would actually expand the gameplay, like neighbouring islands...
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Fubdub

8 years ago

20 seems a little pricey if all you get is a few extra buildings...
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Three COD games coming in two years

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8 years ago

Didn't they say at some point that the bonus was tied to the result of the coming courtcase?
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PC Conviction delay not DRM related

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8 years ago

Chill guys, it's defficult to optimize games for a non couch environment.
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DICE doesn't want to charge for maps

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8 years ago

This is 100% the right way to do this, not only because obviously I like getting stuff for free, but more importantly, it prevents fracturing your playerbase.

The only example on top of my head is the MS2: pacific rift DLC, which contains some really cool maps. But I have never managed to actually playing them in multiplayer, effectively meaning I've wasted the money I spend (and meaning I will probably never again buy a mappack).

Of course, other benefits include loyal fans, who will buy product from company X because they now the product will be supported in the future (Valve's very loyal fanbase is a good example of this.)

That being said, I kinda wish these companies would bring out level editors for their games and allow them to be played.
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Supreme Commander 2

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8 years ago

I'm disappointed. Never played the first one in MP and still enjoyed it alot, especially for the huge maps and the wave after wave of units you could throw at the enemy. Seems this has gone in the exact opposite direction. Probably one for the bargain bin as far as I am concerned.
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LA Noire no longer a PS3 exclusive?

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8 years ago

Hasn't this been known for a long time now?

Any actual news on the game? Looks intriguing...
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Supreme Commander 2 here in March

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8 years ago

I hope accessible != dumped down...
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DICE explains BFBC2 server policy

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8 years ago

Renting server is usually the preferred way, except at local LANs.... it's not as controversial as removing dedicated servers entirely though I dare say some people would like to run their own.
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Fubdub

8 years ago

They marketed it about as much as they could without coming across as cunts. It's a fine line.
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Sony declines to confirm Heavy Rain date

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8 years ago

There is probably some pesky little license problem or something like that making the date probably, but still tentative. It's better to say nothing, than having to push the date later.
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Dragon Age: Origins - Warden's Keep and The Stone Prisoner

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9 years ago

I won't buy the DLC for two reasons, first is the obviously cost, 5 for an hours worth seems alot. The second reason is the magical moon money system they use, What the fuck is 560 BioWare points? What is the good reason for them not use normal payments?
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Ultima Online doing better than new MMOs

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9 years ago

if it's a few million it's pretty amazing for an MMO, most struggle to reach 100k.
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Meier making Civilization for Facebook

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9 years ago

All this is just an excuse not to work on Civ5 :(
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360 will outsell PS3 this year, says MS

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9 years ago

This is just prespin for NPD, nothing to see here, Sony does it as well when the numbers goes against. Nintendo hasn't really needed it this gen, but I'm sure they wouldn't hold back.
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Live Brutal Legend interview

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9 years ago

I think my question was pretty answered:

Hard to explain. I feel a very personal connection with those games. That's one of the main reasons I started Double Fine. So I could have a say in what was done with the characters and worlds we make up. And so with Psychonauts or Brtal Legend, if anything happens with those stories, you know it will come from us!
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Fubdub

9 years ago

My question almost got answered:(
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E3: MGS: Rising is multiplatform

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9 years ago

To be fair to MS, it was quite obvious they were referring to those 5 or so games which followed directly after 5 or so multiplatform games. Kojima's appearance was quite seperate from that, and as other's have pointed out, if it had been exclusive Don Mattrick would not have been able to shut up about it.
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Yakuza 3

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9 years ago

Buy the first 2 then please....
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SEGA/tri-Ace RPG here next spring

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9 years ago

YAY!
But why the title change? It's not like the new one is any better... Actually the first one had an epic sound to it.
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Miyamoto slips down TIME list

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9 years ago

4chan is only making a mockery of something that's already a farce, illustrated by the fact that an Indonesian ex prime minister is apparently second. To be perfectly honest, Moot being the most influential is probably not that far out, if considering this a poll of who is influential enough to get the most rabid internet user to fake vote the most, which it clearly is.
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No PlayStation 2 price cut for the UK

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9 years ago

I have to go with Erebu on this one. Join the Euro, and then you can whine if they don't lower the price. Nintendo just raised the hardware prices to compensate for the weak pound, Sony just adjusted it in a different way. You have only yourself to blame for fucking up your economy.
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Three Valkyria DLC packs this spring

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9 years ago

not sure it sold well enough to justify a reprint.
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Work yet to start on FFXIII for Xbox 360

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10 years ago

keyboardmonkey: Not MS's decision.

I think the real bitterness comes from Square favoring Xbox this generation with more releases, and timed exclusives. If they had announced Star Ocean 4 and the other RPGs for simultaneous release on PS3 nobody would really have had any excuse for fanboy tears.
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Mattrick adamant he invented avatars

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10 years ago

Does he really speak like that, or has it been spiced up to make it more interesting to read? If he really speaks like that he comes of as some kinda forum wanker...
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No Xbox 360 price drop for "many years"

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10 years ago

Heh, that could potentially make it on par with a PS2.
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Vader/Yoda DLC for Soulcalibur IV

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10 years ago

I read that as as Wander/Yorda and was getting all gitty and excited.
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EA cements Red Alert 3 dates

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10 years ago

It just tells me that EA has no confidence that the game have any longterm playvalue. Just imagine if Starcraft had limited amount of installs.
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Download Full Spectrum Warrior for free

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10 years ago

Demand your money back!
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Microsoft to present GDC keynote

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10 years ago

Well, in context of developing, I'm guessing it's about XNA, not that it have me overly excited.
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GBP 299, 40GB PS3 "rumour and speculation" - Sony

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11 years ago

The USB thing has to be bullshit, it's such an integrate part of a working unit that I just can't see them loose it. I can somehow see the BC happen, but it would make little sense, considering that one of the biggest selling points at the moment is the PS2 ironically and can't really be difficuelt to implement.

What I do see as being likely is an aggresive pricing structure this Christmas, with a small lower priced SKU.

When all this is said, if there is one company that is likely do something completely weird, like dropping the USB ports, it's Sony.
I love the Playstation brand, but damn those guys has been on some bad trips lately, (though I do think they are starting to come around)
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US Halo 3 launch madness

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11 years ago

I think it's more likely that the Hong Kong thing is an ill thought through attempt to prevent parallel imports.
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Sony to cut 80GB PS3 price to USD 499, says Pachter

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11 years ago

They can hardly divert all of them to the US... As far as I know, PAL land, Japan and asia minus Korea still uses 60gig...
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Namco quiet on Katamari 360

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11 years ago

Katamari is actually one of the few games I could imagine using sixaxis for anything really useful.
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PS3 firmware update on Friday

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11 years ago

I'm sure you can put the update on a memorystick and transfer it to your ps3 in the fashion of PSP.
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Vista will help gaming "grow up" - Ken Levine

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11 years ago

I agree, if you can ignore all the crap (including the computer rating thing) it's fine, I just fear it won't be an option eventually.

I think what really annoyed me was the growing up bit.
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11 years ago

The thing is, it doesn't sound like it will optional in the long term, it sounds suspiciously like something that will become the standard over time.
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Fubdub

11 years ago

I'm probably overly negative, but I think it's the unwanted solution to a problem few people have. It might convert a few 'console' people, but I think it will alienate long time PC players more.

Paid for unified online service is one of things I have the feeling made PC owners scornful of Xbox (I don't play online myself, so I really have no opinion) and the games explorer to me is almost patronizing. The rating systems seems idiotic, surely some games would need at good graphics card, but might not be heavily dependent on RAM, or vice versa, how is that going to be reflected?

Anyway, as I said, I might be overly negative, but I really don't see it as something that will do much good, and I certainly don't see it as growing up, more lowering the standards to level of the idiots.
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"Big" GDC announcement for Harrison

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11 years ago

Killzone... or that the hardware revision becomes worldwide.
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Euro PS3 gets 1000 PS2 games

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11 years ago

this 12% figure people are throwing around is bullshit. There are 8000+ titles released world wide, sure, but there are less than 2500 pal titles.

As others have said, it all depends on which titles they have, though some people will always be disappointed, what counts for me is that the lesser known but still worth playing titles get some attention, because they are likely to be the ones overlooked.
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Record US sales for Sony in Jan

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11 years ago

What they mean is that it's the best January for the Playstation brand ever. That, as the keen observer will notice, includes 3 different products.
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PS3 demand "high and sustained" - UK retailers

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11 years ago

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE!!!!
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Bethesda can't see past RPGs

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11 years ago

It does, but since that has only to do with improved coding, it will also be available in the Xbox version through a patch.
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Secret paedophile armies prepare PictoChat onslaught

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11 years ago

Gary Glitter has set up an intricate web of DS's running pictochat across the UK and Vietnam in order to catch any child daring to use this devil's tool
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Windows Vista launches

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11 years ago

The unified platform for games, the addition of achievements, all things I would be much happier without. The charm of PC gaming is that it's not a console (one of them anyway) I hope all that crap is optional.
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