IAmBatman

"Misconception" that MMOs must look naff

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> So they are working on graphics, huh? Does this mean the will neglect the gameplay?

I heard that some developers employ artists and designers. Imagine that!
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Frogger 2 coming to XBLA tomorrow

IAmBatman

10 years ago

In 2 months' time ... "Frogger 2 and Commando 3 to be delisted from XBLA for being shit"
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Haze

IAmBatman

10 years ago

"That would be the ideal, but I've never, ever seen anyone play through their own game with anywhere near the rigor required for that who didn't have either tester or designer in their job title. "

But as long as you have 2 scripter/designers, they can play each other's stuff to cut out the personal preference stuff. If you have a team of them then everyone plays everything and you get a lot of feedback.
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IAmBatman

10 years ago

> Designers should always be utterly distinct from implementation.
> Absolutely essential these days to avoid disasters like this.

And "disasters" like GTA4? Because R*North's designers are mission scripters too.
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Rare: "people are always afraid of change"

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Bollocks is it stale. There are too few good 3d platformers. Especially on the 360 - I can't think of a single one off the top of my head.
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Xbox Live spring update details leaked?

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> Option to remove payment information from gamertag.

Finally, won't have to navigate the support phoneline maze.
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Wits & Wagers

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> everybody else in the industry seems convinced that that's all it takes to amuse a Wii owner

All the evidence points to that being true.
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PSN PSone Roundup

IAmBatman

10 years ago

The other great thing about G-Police is you can turn the draw distance up in the in-game options without worrying about the framerate any more.
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Ghostbusters

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> 200 people stream out of a church, some going left and some right.

That's proper next-gen AI right there.
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Sony tots up SingStar sales

IAmBatman

10 years ago

The online thing in Singstar says that the next set of new tracks in the UK is on May 2nd I think.

I wonder if they'll put the whole tracklisting for the disc releases on Singstore, so owners of one or the other can download instead of swapping discs?

Still, those video clips etc are great. So many funny ones, both intentionally and not.
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Grand Theft Auto IV

IAmBatman

10 years ago

And in Violition's offices on Tuesday ... crying and self doubt.
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Games "miles away from mass market"

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> We need more games like Ico, Rez and Killer 7

Good luck selling those to the Coronation Street crowd. Sounds like the games you want more of aren't mass market at all.
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Activision rubbishes COD negotation talk

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> their weak franchise

Yeah, 9m sales is really shit isn't it?
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Warhawk Operation: Broken Mirror

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> Learning to fly is difficult

Start a LAN server and practice on your own.
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New PAL Releases Roundup

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> Betty Boop's Double Shift

I misread that as Betty Boo. Mentski would love it.
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Vol. 2 of SingStar PS3 unveiled

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> I cant think of any other reason for releasing a second version

> Roughly 50% of current gen console owners never takes their machine online.
> The percentage might even be higher in the group that typically buys games like SingStar
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Criterion to "transform" Paradise

IAmBatman

10 years ago

yes, but is Alex Ward still there?
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Haze

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Q2 is a corridor shooter. Played it this week again. It still is by some margin one of the best games ever made
This is why people pay no attention to your opinions.
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Supreme Commander

IAmBatman

10 years ago

I'm led to believe the 360 can do shadows these days. Someone should tell these guys.
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

IAmBatman

10 years ago

SKX is back? That doesn't make any sense.
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Burnout Paradise "islands" to be free

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Didn't Alex Ward get "let go" earlier this week? Something about being a naughty boy at work. That would be an interesting news item, EG.
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Damnation

IAmBatman

10 years ago

That certainly looks like a Codemasters game.
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Free MS Points for GTA pre-order

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> You could probably get a better deal by pre-ordering it *anywhere*
> but Game, then spending the difference in cost on MS points.

[link=http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000FNDYWI/ref=amb_link_macro_56630865
">http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000F...http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/101...
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Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

IAmBatman

10 years ago

That certainly does look like Assassin's Creed.
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SouthPeak unveils anime hackandslash

IAmBatman

10 years ago

3 / 10
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Deadliest Catch heading to consoles

IAmBatman

10 years ago

What's Deadly about it? Are there dinosaurs or sharks or something?
Maybe the occasional bald headed space marine with a grudge?
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Epic wants Gears of War feedback

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> id have loved to tell them how fuckin shite the whole experience is

And I'm sure they would have been enlightened by your incisive and useful constructive feedback.
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IAmBatman

10 years ago

It's still called GoW2 survery in the title bar.

And surely everyone's just going to vote for Cole Train? What the hell were the other ones even called?
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Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> everyone now knows

_everyone_ ?
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Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> It's ironic to think that this RPG from Bio-Ware will probably run better than Mass Effect even though it's on a handheld

That's not irony, Alanis.
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TNA iMPACT's Kurt Angle

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Tits n Ass?
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Overlord 360/PC DLC out today

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Overlord is currently 15 on GAME.co.uk, total bargain at that price.
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Aliens FPS and Red Faction 3 named

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> Aliens: Colonial Marines

Naming your game after something that got canned is a brave move.
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Rental service picks Blu-ray as winner

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> Blockbuster made this decision pretty much straight away.

Blockbuster online have 223 HD DVD titles and 271 Blu ray ones.
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Burnout DLC will work like Crackdown

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Cool.
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Nitrobike

IAmBatman

10 years ago

"Nitrobike" is a better name than "Excite Truck" though.
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Pirates vs. Ninjas is "best looking" on XBLA

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> is this anything to do with the hl2 mod with Pirates vs Ninja's

Only in the sense that they're based on the same internet meme of haw haw haw pirates and ninjas and dinosaurs and chuck norris and oh my splitting sides
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Rainbow Six Vegas 2 dated

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> i was bored of the Casino's by halfway through the first game

I was the opposite. Too many sewer / mexico / damn levels. I bought R6 Vegas - I want Vegas.
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Born Free: the History of the Openworld Game

IAmBatman

10 years ago

I loved Hunter.
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Tomb Raider: Underworld

IAmBatman

10 years ago

That rainy temple exterior isn't a screenshot is it?
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Saw game will be here next year

IAmBatman

10 years ago

> "You as game journalists are wasting your lives," the Jigsaw puppet told attending IGN reporters.

Well at least everyone agrees that IGN reporters are shit game journalists.
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Kingdom Under Fire demo on Live

IAmBatman

10 years ago

I'm not sure calling an Xbox title "Circle of Doom" is a good thing.
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Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Nice apple.
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Trauma Center: New Blood

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Don't buy House - it's a great programme, but you'll probably never rewatch it since almost every episode is the same thing (except for the two episodes a season where the patient dies). Rent it instead.
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Gag order prevents MS talking Live

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Look, as was pointed out in the last thread about this, it's a class action suit brought by those 3 guys.
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Boogie Bunnies on XBLA on Weds

IAmBatman

10 years ago

My money's on Poker Smash being some sort of Bejewelled / Texas Hold 'Em frankingstein.
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Football Manager Handheld 2008

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Have they put a tutorial in it yet?
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MS sued over Live problems

IAmBatman

10 years ago

Still, it would be nice if MS stopped dragging their feet about fixing Live. And if this is what's needed to give them a push, then fair enough.
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New Burnout demo upgraded

IAmBatman

10 years ago

It's all multiplayer stuff so the changes can be done server side, like Halo 3 matchmaking changes etc.
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