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Battlezone launches on Nintendo Switch this summer

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1 week ago

IIRC this was a strictly coop, very hard game with campaign runs where losing meant starting over entirely?
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Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell's high scores wiped after cheating evidence emerges

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2 weeks ago

@Delthenar Todd Rogers on the other hand DID submit impossible scores. Sometimes so blatantly impossible (e.g. because the score only goes up in certain increments) that it's unlikely he even played the respective games that much. He just had a corrupt judge with him.
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

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2 weeks ago

@VeganViking With the average gender distribution of 66-33 and Eurogamer's of 99-1 it certainly looks like they're currently hiring more by gender than by skill, even if that's not intentional.
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The new game by LawBreakers studio Boss Key is a 1980s battle royale

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2 weeks ago

@mega-gazz Yeah but with a bunch more players and larger maps. I don't think 100 players in UT with single life LMS would really work well.
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2 weeks ago

I think I'd rather play Double Dudes 2: Quadruple the Dudes...
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2 weeks ago

@Number1Laing I don't think that the low number of living hero shooters is evidence of room for another one. Most likely the opposite, everything else has died off.
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PlayStation VR is beginning to feel a bit like the Vita

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3 weeks ago

"like the Vita" mostly implies having lots of games about anime boobs.
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A Twitch streamer is poised to become Sea of Thieves' very first Pirate Legend today

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4 weeks ago

@richardchamberlain Groups working together to boost one of their own is completely normal in MMOs, a while ago there was a story about a game with a level 999 door that someone finally went through, that person was boosted by a group of allies too because they also wanted to find out what's behind that door.

They worked together to find out what Legendary status means. It's a community effort and shouldn't be punished.
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4 weeks ago

@mega-gazz Destiny 2 was seemingly designed around letting players of different levels play together, as long as you have at least the recommended power level for an enemy you are roughly as powerful as anybody else facing that enemy and loot is based on your current power level, not the enemy's so you could play with someone 50 levels behind you and still get the same drops as if you were playing with someone at your level.
It feels like Bungie didn't really want a level and gear based game but they stuffed some progression in to give players a reason to keep grinding for a while.
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Sea of Thieves' latest update is blocking Xbox Games Pass access

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4 weeks ago

@wreckitrob I think their database would know who bought it and who rented it without them having to screw up the production servers.
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How Sea of Thieves' tech creates a unique gaming experience

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1 month ago

@Gearskin Lack of content means the experience sucks because there's only very few, very similar things to do. It is a repetitive grind but there's not even new content to grind for. They say it's about dynamically creating stories but the game doesn't seem to offer enough mechanical depth to create much variety in the stories it can generate (most games that claim that you should generate your own story seem to fall flat in that way, usually it's the games that already contain a bunch of content AND dynamic systems that lead to players creating their own stories. Exception being Dwarf Fortress because that has insane mechanical depth precisely to allow varied stories).

You can't get away with making a game about making money and then not give players a reason to earn that money.
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The Switch just got the perfect introduction to one of gaming's richest genres

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1 month ago

@KALofKRYPTON Futuridium is a 3D, behind the back game that seems based on Uridium.
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1 month ago

@Rogueywon Games with full long term upgrading tend to feel a bit unsatisfying from moment to moment because weapons have to be weak enough that damage upgrades matter. Playing Tyrian with any higher difficulty feels like you can't hurt anything...

If you do want a modern upgrade based shmup like that then Drifting Lands is a decent, fairly recent option.

For a more classic Gradius-style shmup there's Hydorah.
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Japanese peripheral company Hori is making a Switch Joy-Con with a D-pad

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1 month ago

Other Hori devices made it to Europe so this might too. Will probably be cheaper than importing.
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Wave of bomb threats to UK schools blamed on Minecraft server feud

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1 month ago

The good news for them is that America's private prisons have inmates mining and crafting in real life.
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Detective Pikachu sees Pokémon fully embrace its anime heritage

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1 month ago

@jinglejangle He sounds similar in Japanese, this is intentional.
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Payday 2's Switch port looks fine but runs poorly

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2 months ago

@Gizmopop The 360 and PS3 versions are much older and contain much less content, the game is bad enough in that regard already.

Later content seems to be designed for higher spec machines since it was developed years after the main game and PCs had already gotten much better.
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2 months ago

I'm surprised the bad FPS areas are Mall Crashers and Transport Underpass which are launch or first DLC stuff, on the PC later released missions like Alesso and Golden Grin Casino are much more likely to drop frames (or did you not get far enough to access those?).
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Controversial Crytek boss Cevat Yerli steps down

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2 months ago

Orli?
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Big Call of Duty: WW2 patch nerfs quickscoping, speeds up gameplay

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2 months ago

I believe quickstcoping is a thing that uses the momentary autoaim you get on consoles when switching to sights?
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Doom on Nintendo Switch updated with motion controls

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2 months ago

@CrashOkami Hunting for the secrets in the levels did feel very Metroid Prime to me.
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Dynasty Warriors 9: the lowest performance we've seen on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

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2 months ago

Those options are just bonkers. Randomly throw in v-sync, why not!
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de Blob owner THQ Nordic buys Saints Row and Dead Island owner Koch Media for 121m euro

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2 months ago

IIRC this means they have both Red Faction and Volition now, right?
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Lost Sphear review

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3 months ago

Parts of the world disappearing into nothing? Just give the empress a new name, maybe Moonchild?

Lots of whining about the review here, the game's been described as dull and generic by many, many people. Especially after the likes of Nier Automata and Xenoblade 2.
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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 announced

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3 months ago

That's a lot of factions, I hope they don't half-ass them to get the number up.
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Cheaters find more ways to spoil everyone's fun in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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3 months ago

@Foxtrot-Oscar You can't really identify these people across services. Banning an account is one thing, trying to figure out who owns that account and what other accounts are owned by the same person requires some serious invasion of privacy. And I'm pretty sure if you tried sharing credit card data to identify people you'd get into trouble with the card companies immediately.
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Speedrunning Mario has transformed the way I play games

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3 months ago

I find it silly to say speedrunning does not appreciate the game properly. First you have to play through it normally. Then you have to play through it some more. Then some more. Then you have to learn the game inside out. You learn details and nuances that a normal player would overlook. You look at the placement of every single block. You know the exact size of each hitbox. You know what starts moving when and how quickly and when it will be exactly where you want it to be. You know the exact tradeoffs of each action, the ones the game wants you to make and the ones it doesn't. You learn every bug, every minor flaw in a game's design.

Speedrunning doesn't mean superficially going through and past the game, you don't pick up a new game and immediately blast past every obstacle. You smell the roses. You do it twice, thrice, a hundred times until you can tell the individual roses apart by their smell.
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Detective Pikachu gets worldwide release and a huge amiibo

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3 months ago

@Eraysor He's a human who got turned into a Pikachu for some reason. Hence the voice, too.
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Capcom sheds some light on Monster Hunter World's PC delay

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4 months ago

You'd think a company of that size could afford dedicating a few separate workers to deal with the PC version stuff without splitting the content team's attention...
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The making of Supreme Commander

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4 months ago

I found the need to claim half the map with metal extractors rather tedious. Needing to have construction units wander all over, building manually placed extractors and losing like half of them to a basic raid meaning more tedious rebuilding. I'm really not a fan of "a single combat unit has shown up at the edge of your territory and is now threatening your economy" in RTSes.
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Paladins is getting a Battlegrounds-inspired mode and it is named Paladins: Battlegrounds

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4 months ago

Wait, how do you do the scavenging and improvisation aspect when everybody has a predefined class? Wouldn't that just make it a regular Last Man Standing game?

Also what about balance, aren't the current classes balanced for team matches? How well do they work with no allies?
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Destiny 2 gets first downtime of the year today

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4 months ago

I love how their regular downtime is exactly in the "Europeans get home from work and want to play a game" time window...
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Fortnite's Battle Royale is going stealthy for its next limited-time event

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4 months ago

Now dig in the old mod archives and take it a step further: 100 players disguised as crates are stuffed into a warehouse...
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The overpowered, broken Prometheus Lens makes Destiny 2 fun again

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5 months ago

@Solid_Snack They balance PVP differently from PVE I believe, that's why the lens is so OP in PVP but not so much in PVE. My guess would be that they didn't scale the damage field down properly in PVP.
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Bungie says Destiny 2's most overpowered Curse of Osiris weapon is bugged

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5 months ago

I don't have the DLC and I could start the raid just fine. Why do people claim it's paywalled?
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Portal returns in Bridge Constructor spin-off

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5 months ago

Anyone not sold on this, Bridge Constructor inspired World of Goo.
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Capcom announces Mega Man 11 and re-releases for all eight Mega Man X games

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5 months ago

I guess that's what MN9 wanted to look like.
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Mother defends 14-year-old son sued by Epic over Fortnite cheat video

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5 months ago

Is he even legally capable of making a DMCA counterclaim?
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Loads of FIFA 18 players are scoring straight from kick-off

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5 months ago

I recall near yearly articles about the latest way people cheesed the FIFA AI in the 90s.
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The price and state of Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates at launch

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6 months ago

@mrcheesyelf Only one that comes to mind right away is Section 8 Prejudice where you unlock additional module slots (and increase the per-module cap) as you hit higher levels. It's not a huge advantage but after the first S8 had no unlocks at all it felt like a really bad change.

Also I hear the Senran Kagura shooter is pretty broken in MP because of leveling but honestly who expected better from them?
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Humvee suing Activision over Call of Duty

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6 months ago

I suspect that AM will have a hard time justifying why it didn't act earlier.
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Next week's free Fire Emblem Warriors update adds a 'Disrobe' feature

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6 months ago

So the next Nintendo Warriors crossover will be developed by Tamsoft then?
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Who wore it better - Activision or Thomas Pynchon?

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6 months ago

I think Company of Heroes used the V1 for that very reason, it had a loud telltale noise before hitting. Even though V1s could never be fired at battlefields since their launch sites have a fixed orientation and V2s are technically capable of being aimed anywhere.

Of course V2s are inaccurate as hell (the few attempts at aiming at military targets had them all miss) and have about the same explosive power as a regular airdropped bomb.
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Warframe dev 'hits pause' on deck-building shooter The Amazing Eternals

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6 months ago

This is the first I've heard of it, I think that may be the problem for their playerbase.
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Payday 2 dev Overkill offers update on Switch version, shows it running in portable mode

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6 months ago

The PC version is really good and they kept patching and improving (they're currently rolling out another batch of content and features) but their handling of console ports was really poor.

One question to ask is what version of the game the Switch is getting. Previous console versions were pretty old compared to the PC. I don't expect the latest updates to be in but they should make sure that at least the bot upgrades and crime spree mode are in there so the game is more playable when you don't have a network connection. Far as I can tell the video only shows footage of the basic Bank Heist so it's not a clue.
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NeoGAF offline after owner accused of sexual misconduct

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6 months ago

Well, back in a relative sense, the forum is there but all threads are about how bad Evilore is. He claims the statements are without merit. I have no idea what to think about him or why he can't just be replaced (even if it's just for now and reinstated if he turns out innocent). But then again I don't know much about him other than that his name gets occasionally invoked.

The severity of the incident doesn't seem so high to me that it's absolutely unforgivable but he's not trying to apologize or anything. Why not just say "I'm sorry" and, say, donate the month's ad revenue to a charity on the subject? Does his pride prevent that?
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Are loot boxes gambling?

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7 months ago

If "you always get something" was a reason to not count it as gambling casinos would only have to hand out consolation prices to escape all regulation.
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Splatoon 2's next Splatfest asks if the toilet paper flap should hang at the front or back

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7 months ago

These questions seem rather lopsided towards one answer, what's next, puppies: pet or kick?
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Jelly Deals roundup: Yakuza 0, Nintendo Switch bundles, Tekken 7 and more

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7 months ago

That Hori pad reminds me of the ASCII pad I used with the SNES back in the day... Turbo fire really helps with Mega Man X.
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Despite controversy, Fortnite's PUBG-style Battle Royale mode gets off to a flyer

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7 months ago

Meanwhile this whole site is covered in ads for the game mode...
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