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Kazunori Yamauchi

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8 years ago

He always gives awfully dull interviews

Is the interview translated? If so, that may account for the lack of personality coming through?
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8 years ago

@cianchristopher

Is all that swearing really justified?
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Cave's Story

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8 years ago

That was a very interesting read.

Just wish I was a bit better at these types of games......
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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean ahoy!

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8 years ago

Seriously, there aren't 70 characters in the films are there?

Probably more than 70 if the list of characters below can be believed;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pir...

In fact the crew of the flying dutchman numbers 24 alone ! :{D
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Dead Space 2 - Multiplayer

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8 years ago

Sounds very similar to Left 4 Dead - even the concept for the "special necromorphs" appear similar.

Not a bad thing tho!
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Harmonix: People were waiting to buy RB3

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8 years ago

I went in 3 separate stores today in Bristol (game, gamestation and HMV) before buying it - and not 1 store had the game displayed prominently! Copies of the game were simply stuffed on the bottom shelf with the rest of the other games.

Doesn't bode well for future sales....
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Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg

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8 years ago

"You sound like you're a bit nervous about what the specialist media will think of the games, but confident Kinect will still sell well..."

I take it this should be bolded as an EG qeustion rather than response from him?
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Fallout dev focusing on 360 save bug fix

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8 years ago

These days, it seems the norm for games to be patched/fixedshortly after release.

Thats fine if you have an internet connection but I assume there are lots of people out there who don't? I suppose they just have to put up with 'buggy' games?
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Rock Band 3 instruments priced

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8 years ago

@Introvertigo

I think some us are hoping (maybe in vain?) that the RB3 real guitar will make learning more fun than reading chords from a book...
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8 years ago

@wyp100

Thanks for that - it does clarify things a little.

As the article is about mad catz pricing anouncement - I wonder who the souce is for the £219.99 price point is as its not their product?
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8 years ago

A £219.99 full-string real guitar will be released next year.

Is this the Squier Stratocaster guitar by fender?
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COD: Black Ops ditches drop-shots

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8 years ago

what's drop shotting?

+1
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Okamiden

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8 years ago

@Ninja_Tino Colour men beyond excited.

Unfortunate typo there :)
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Serkis: Games need a "unified concept"

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8 years ago

@kangarootoo
"Games should never lock a player into watching any cutscenes. There should always be a way to skip."

However good a cutscene, this should always be the case. I once worked at a place where some people didn't want the cutscenes to be skippable, because they had cost money to make and therefore they wanted players to have to watch them. I don't even know where to begin with how profoundly stupid that is.

I personaly would prefer cut scenes to be locked the first time you watch them (this stops you accidently skipping them - and having to redo the level again just to see the cinematic) - but agree that on subsequent viewings they should be skippable - especially if you're forced to watch them before a hard section of gameplay!
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Rock Band 3 Pro tracks to cost extra

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8 years ago

Does this extra charge only apply to the download songs or does it also effect the transfer of RB1/RB2 songs to RB3? - could be expensive if so!
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MS advises against "clutter" for Kinect

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8 years ago

I take it this means I'll have to move my coffee table whenever I need to play?
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Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

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8 years ago

This sounds good, but I personally found the continuous strumming in the metal songs of previous games to be more tiring than enjoyable -so the new focus on these types of tracks does put me off a little……
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Mobile Games Roundup

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8 years ago

@kangarootoo

Hang on, some of us enjoy reading an article about a 2/10 game you know! :)

Also, I think knowing which game to avoid is as useful as knowing which game to buy......
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8 years ago

Isn't screenshot 2 incorrect?
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El Shaddai

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8 years ago

This looks gorgeous - hope the gameplay isn't too shallow in the final build
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Capcom reveals Kinect Steel Battalion

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8 years ago

From my experience, most Anime that features big stompy robots usually contain scenes that cut to the internal cockpit view of the pilot (usually a school girl) who is posing dynamically and miming the actions of the robot…....

....so maybe a kinect isn’t such a crazy idea for this? :)
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Wii GoldenEye 007 to blow up campers

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8 years ago

Wouldn't it be better if they had a time limit for a particular sector/grid ref of the map (ala "Battle Royale" the movie)? Otherwise won't people camp by shuffling backwards and forwards to reset the timer?

In fact thinking about it, battel royale would make a great multiplayer game - complete with random kit loadouts at the begining of each round - fingers crossed you don't get the 'pot lid' :)
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Vanquish

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8 years ago

Normally in games like this we get drip-fed new abilities as the game progresses

Maybe unlocked early by the developers for the purpose of the preview?
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MS confirms voice control for Kinect

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8 years ago

I assume the voice action will be 'turned on' via a download able patch?

If so, what if you haven't got an internet connection? You're stuck without that functionality?
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Mafia II

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8 years ago

EG France gave it a TEN and the Czech edition gave it a NINE.

I can't help but wonder how how the English edition's scores have become so erratic.

Maybe because it's somones opinion and opinions by their very nature, vary?
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8 years ago

Hurrah for Eurogamer (and Edge magazine) where 5 really does mean as mediocre as a bog-standard-comprehensive and not 8, and for using full range from 1 through 10 thus not rating everything between 7 and 10.

Not forgetting GamesTM of course! :)

For me this review describes a below average game and the demo played as a below average game - so I'm not surprised by the below average score.
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uDraw GameTablet

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8 years ago

Pictionary's approach to handing out objectives, interestingly, relies on an honour system, with everyone agreeing not to peek at the screen when a new card is drawn. It's effectively doomed in my house.)

I think they missed a trick here - they should have used the wii remote speaker against your ear like a phone to quietly announce objectives. (didn't no more heroes do this?)
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A Guitar Hero game every year "a given"

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8 years ago

"What we saw at the end of Guitar Hero 5 is that, after a month of release, about 40 per cent of the audience were playing on expert. The core has got to a pretty high level, so we really want to up the challenge."

Isn't this a mistake though? Rock band 3 will surely be better placed to serve the 'hardcore' with the new pro-mode real guitar and pro note charts.

So surely it would be better for them to stick to pursuing the causual gamers (like they were doing with band hero)? At least that way they won't be both chasing the same audience?
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COD map packs surpass 20m sales

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8 years ago

I've not really played MW2 saince the map packs have been released - has there been a noticable split/change in the player base? i.e. have all the hardcore players moved onto the map-pack only playlists or will I still get my head shot off the moment I spawn? :)
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Garriott wins $28m from NCsoft

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8 years ago

@pauleyc
It's not that unusual if you consider what the house is supposed to be.

From the Wiki article you link to;

"In 1997 the house was broken into by a deranged fan. Garriott held him off with an Uzi, firing a warning shot while waiting for police to arrive."

Crikey! :)
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Limbo review

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8 years ago

@Shinetop

Braid can be completed in 45mins, yet that game kept me occupied for ages!

I'm sure this will be similar - hunting out the secrets, getting stuck on puzzles, etc. will surely lead to a play time much longer than 3 hours........
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FreeStyle happier with DJ Hero 2 price

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8 years ago

I'm confused, is the second turn table for 1 player games (i.e. 2 records like a real DJ) or is it for 2 player battles/bands?

If it's the former - then how will the original single DJH 1 turntable be compatable? - is it simply dumbed down?
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Videogames linked to ADHD

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8 years ago

When I was a child, it was the nerdy kids like me that were stuck indoors playing games for hours (but getting good grades) while the naughty ADD types were outside playing football/throwing bricks at puppys etc.......when did the stereotypes switch????
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Medal of Honor Multiplayer Beta

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8 years ago

"No opportunity to progress, no opportunity to shine through a bit of nimble footwork and clever anticipation. It just ends up being a skill-free slug fest of the worst kind: one where it takes umpteen hits to down people. "

Sounds like you're playing it wrong - lone gun 'rambos' will always suck on BFBC - it's team based shooter with job classes for a reason.
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Vanquish

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8 years ago

sounds fun!
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Dreamcast games heading to PSN/XBLA

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8 years ago

All I want is Guardian Heroes!
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Download Games Roundup

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8 years ago

Thats Numba-wang!
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MW2 Resurgence DLC at 6pm UK

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8 years ago

">It's only 3 more fucking pounds!

You keep saying that. Where are you getting this £3 number from? 1200 isn't £3. "

Maybe he means the price per map??
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Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer

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8 years ago

Yeah sorry Dingo75, got confused between achievements and challenges which are 2 seperate things as whizzo points out.
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8 years ago

^

Ah OK, as you were then.

:)

Edit: message meant for whizzo
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8 years ago

@Whizzo

Unless I'm mistaken, I think you can start a private free roam mode if all you are after are the achievements?
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8 years ago

@Thelittlesthobo *Puts hand on gun*

"Puts paw on hand gun" surely? ;)
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8 years ago

@Aeon Just a correction, there are Expert Aim only matches, they're called Hardcore matches and you unlock them by ranking up.

Does an expert aim free roam mode unlock? I find I keep getting 'griefed' when I spawn by auto-aim peeps and it's harder to defend oneself with expert aim :(
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Average age of gamers is 32, says study

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8 years ago

An 'online survey'?- This hardly seems a fair sample of the population to make the conclusion of average age - I mean how many 5 year olds are going to fill out an online survey?
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Trauma Team

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8 years ago

So is this going to get a UK release?
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Red Dead Redemption

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8 years ago

I've always loved the Western genre, so this game sounds fab to me despite the flaws.

I certainly won't be worried about the 'stilted running animation' as real cowboys don't run :)
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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

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8 years ago

Great review, told me exactly what I wanted to know. This sounds right up my street, although I'm not sure what the other half will make of me playing the dating sim aspects.......... yikes.
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BioShock 2 creators to resurrect XCOM

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8 years ago

Maybe i'm over-optimistic, but 'Valkyrie of The Battlefield' showed that you can successfyully do a 3rd person turn based strategy - maybe a 1st person turn based strategy is not that unfeasible either?
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Nintendo pondering DSi purchase transfers

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8 years ago

@smelly - a lot of people bought the dsi before the dsxl was even announced - some of those people may want to upgrade to dsxl at some point in the future - for example reasons of worsening eyesight with age - like me :)

Bit unfair to classify these people as 'fanboys' I think....
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Super Street Fighter IV

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8 years ago

What I want to know is whether they've replaced Seth with a boss oponent who is actually fun to fight against.
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