Keresky

Adr1ft review

Keresky

2 years ago

Sorry, I don't see the appeal in what's basically an elaborate tech demo whose "pretty visuals" are supposed to excuse the lack of a solid game. It takes more to make a successful title than "pretty visuals". That's the world we live in. #dealwithit
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Rare announces Sea of Thieves

Keresky

3 years ago

Nice to see that Rare have graduated from ripping off Wii Sports by ripping off Assassin's Creed IV instead.
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Konami announces plan for brand new Metal Gear series

Keresky

3 years ago

@andrewsqual Except after Sakaguchi left, they produced FF12, one of the best games in the series. Sakaguchi, meanwhile, went off to make Blue Dragon, one of the shittest high-profile JRPGs in recent memory.
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What's the deal with Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions?

Keresky

3 years ago

@Kremlik Did you miss the part where Tom said that most of that initial 45 minutes was spent in the tutorial? He even added that "subsequent play sessions will last a lot less time."
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Human Element on "hiatus" as Robotoki shuts down

Keresky

3 years ago

Not surprising. I can't imagine publishers were chomping at the bit to finance Yet Another Goddamn Zombie Game, especially one whose design and direction were as aimless as Human Element's.
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Here's how Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings' lantern item works

Keresky

3 years ago

@bad09 This is a comment?
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Thimbleweed Park succeeds its $375K Kickstarter goal in six days

Keresky

3 years ago

@W4RLORD Don't like it? Don't back it. I'm sure blowing the cash on another overpriced CoD map pack is a much better use of your funds.
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The Banner Saga and Armikrog are bound for PS4

Keresky

4 years ago

Insert obligatory "Doug TenNapel is an asshole" post here.
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Ex-BioShock dev's The Black Glove fails to meet its Kickstarter goal

Keresky

4 years ago

@TheEarlOfZinger Shouldn't you be playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or something?
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Destiny has over 9.5 million registered users

Keresky

4 years ago

Excitingly, it noted that "work has also begun on future expansion packs, as well as on our next full game release."

Should be a pretty quick development cycle, considering all they really need to do is boot up all the content and story they hacked out of the retail release of Destiny to make the ship date.
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Project Spark is pulling in two directions at once

Keresky

4 years ago

@altitude2k Because unless you pony up the cash, you're usually getting a half-assed game that's designed to be as unfun as possible in an active attempt to get you to open your wallet.
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Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

Keresky

4 years ago

Oh hey, it's a gritty Postal reboot. Sigh.
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Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

Keresky

4 years ago

Simply fucking pitiful. Not just the virginal, limpdicked sociopath pulling this stunt, but all the subhuman knuckledraggers enabling his behaviour. If you need to understand how legitimate this "GamerGate" movement is, look no further than its pondscum supporters. At this point, backing GamerGate because you feel there are issues with game journalism is like palling around with a local neo-Nazi group just because they share your concerns about excessive government surveillance.

You don't like what Anita Sarkeesian has to say? Here's a radical fucking idea: JUST DON'T LISTEN TO IT. Nobody is forcing you to watch her videos, and if your response to "women are routinely mistreated and victimised in the gaming industry" is to mistreat and victimise the woman making that point, guess what? SHE MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING THERE, BRUV.

I hear idiots spewing garbage all day every day in a dozen different channels, but amazingly enough, I'm not driven to send them rape and murder threats.
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Chronicle: RuneScape Legends card battler revealed

Keresky

4 years ago

@16-bit Yeah. They start talking about RuneScape Legends. Halfway through the article, they jump on a ridiculous two-wheeled vehicle so they can cruise over to a different computer and finish that article on how Destiny players found yet another unfinished DLC area in the base game.
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Bayonetta 2 review

Keresky

4 years ago

Excellent news. Shame it's doomed to sell about 3 copies because of its choice of platform.
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Destiny player finds another under construction DLC area

Keresky

4 years ago

@dirtysteve How soon we forget that SNES carts used to run 50 to 70 quid, or Ł90 to 125 once you factor in inflation. Gaming these days is a hell of a lot cheaper than it used to be.

That said, this DLC situation is fucking pathetic. Even overlooking the fact that this stuff seems to be on-disc or already patched in, it's just a bunch of same-y little areas shoved into the middle of existing missions. Compared to how Borderlands handled its DLC, this is a joke.
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Kingdom Hearts 3 switches to Unreal Engine 4

Keresky

4 years ago

"Square Enix's Japan-based developers have experience with Unreal. It used it to create RPG The Last Remnant, for example."

Yes, and The Last Remnant was a borderline-unplayable slideshow as a result.
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Bungie discussing matchmaking for Destiny's Raid

Keresky

4 years ago

@TheBlueMagician Beats not being able to play it at all. What you guys don't seem to realize is that it's better to have to struggle through with a shitty group than have entire portions of the game locked off to me because I don't have the free time to assemble a catass clan with overlapping schedule.
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Alien: Isolation review

Keresky

4 years ago

@UkHardcore23 IGN also gave Godhand a 3/10. In terms of review scores, they have about as much credibility as Jim Sterling. I'd pay more attention to what other outlets are saying.
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Demon's Souls still feels fresher than its "Dark" successors

Keresky

4 years ago

"This near-sighted field of view is exasperated by the generally claustrophobic level design, full of narrow corridors and tight stairwells."

I think the word you're looking for is "exacerbated". Other than that, great article.
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Sony website mentions Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Vita

Keresky

4 years ago

@ghostgate2001 You seem to be conveniently overlooking 12, which was fantastic.

As for bringing back Sakaguchi: give me a break. Sakaguchi stopped having significant involvement in FF after V, with the exception of the weirdly Disney-ish IX. Sure, Mist Walker has cranked out a few semi-decent games, but let's not forget that Sakaguchi is also responsible for the coiled turd that was Blue Dragon, which makes FFXIII look like gaming gold by comparison.

If they really need to lure anybody back to the company, it's Yasumi Matsuno.
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Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

Keresky

4 years ago

What a completely idiotic business decision. Yes, Minecraft has generated $500M in revenues, but how much growth are we going to see over the next few years? What happens when the Minecraft fad starts dying down?

Let's not forget that Microsoft's track record for acquisitions has frankly been shit. FASA Studio got kicked to the curb after their attempt to turn Shadowrun into Counter-Strike, Ensemble was shut down after Halo Wars, Rare has been reduced to making crappy Wii Sports clones, and the list goes on. Mojang can't even iterate on Minecraft the way Lionhead, 343, and Turn 10 have been.
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Video: Watch us take on Destiny's Moon Strike

Keresky

4 years ago

@Crosshash There are not enough upvotes for this.
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The next Ace Attorney game features Sherlock Holmes

Keresky

4 years ago

@chucklepie As Akhrati points out, "Gothic Lolita" is a specific fashion movement hearkening back to Victorian dress. It's nothing to do with Nabukov, genius.
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EA announces SimCity BuildIt for iPhone, iPad and Android devices

Keresky

4 years ago

I got as far as "designed for mobile devices" and gave up. After the abortion that was EA's Dungeon Keeper "reboot", I have zero faith that this will be anything other than a pile of wank.
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Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

Keresky

4 years ago

So in summary, Destiny is basically a pretty decent title that's being mis-marketed as the Greatest Thing in Gaming. Pretty much square with my beta impressions.

I'll be sticking to Borderlands for my loot and shoot needs, thanks.
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Xbox One's Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

Keresky

4 years ago

@Yautja_Warrior Except PS4 sold 322K units in the same span of time. The Bone couldn't even manage 10% of that.
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PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

Keresky

4 years ago

@alimokrane It'd only be hypocritical if Sony loudly proclaimed that sales figures don't matter during the PS3 era. Companies trumpeting the good news from the rooftops and whispering the bad? Just standard corporate communications policy.
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The Sun Also Rises covers the war on terror from multiple perspectives

Keresky

4 years ago

@Laporchmonkey Your mum sucks.
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Destiny's timed-exclusive PlayStation content shown off in new footage

Keresky

4 years ago

Console-exclusive content usually isn't worth writing home about. Nice to see Bungie continuing this trend with a bunch of inconsequential pack-ins.
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Bungie on the Destiny level cap, raids and game size

Keresky

4 years ago

@witchdrash Sadly, that sounds about accurate. Oh well.
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Keresky

4 years ago

@Lunastra78 Looking forward to picking up the inevitable Game of the Year edition second-hand in a year or two. I go second-hand with all Activision games anyway, but the clueless marketing and shitty treatment of Marty O'Donnell kind of cemented it.
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Keresky

4 years ago

"If I'm honest with you, it blew my mind, because it's the biggest game we've ever made."

What did the Halos consist of, two rooms and a corridor each?

Seriously, tho': I hate to break it to Bungie, but if you're going to make a first-person looter and offer a game world that's barely a fraction the size of Borderlands with significantly undercooked progression mechanics, you shouldn't be surprised if people come away less than impressed. You're not just competing against yourselves here.
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Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

Keresky

4 years ago

@BuryTheHammer This is why the Wii U has no third party support, and why I will never buy a Wii U. No sense in spending money on a console that only gets the latest annualized rehashes of the same four franchises Nintendo has been hefting around since the N64/GameCube days.
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Keresky

4 years ago

@spamdangled If so, bear in mind that their "highest-performing title" also didn't shift enough copies to justify a sequel. By that logic, the correct position would be to pull all support, period.
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Keresky

4 years ago

@simsini Do we have a more credible source for that 700K figure beyond VGChartz? I stopped paying attention to them a while ago because a lot of their numbers seem to be based on fudging and guesswork, especially after NPD stopped making their sales metrics available to the general public.

Bear in mind 700K means ZombiU had a better than 10% attach rate, considering less than 7 million WiiUs were shipped (not sold) as of end of June.

Also bear in mind that ACIV on XBOne was just a port of an existing game, whereas ZombiU was created from scratch. The breakeven point for the two is going to be rather different as a result.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

Keresky

4 years ago

@Kremlik This. Precisely this. After pissing and moaning about the actually pretty decent sales of the previous game, what earthly logic is there in making the sequel exclusive to the console that's being significantly outsold by its nearest competitor?

The only way this decision could be any more moronic is if they'd decided to make it a Wii U exclusive. (I'm looking at you, Platinum.)
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BioShock 1 announced for iPhone and iPad

Keresky

4 years ago

@uncleniccius I believe Ken Levine mentioned that the Vita game was supposed to be more of a Final Fantasy Tactics-esque affair. There was a news story a few days back about it.
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Looks like Final Fantasy creator Sakaguchi's next game is Terra Battle

Keresky

4 years ago

Having Sakaguchi doing mobile games is like seeing Spielberg reduced to directing five-minute viral videos for YouTube. Pathetic.
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Have mobile graphics finally surpassed last-gen console?

Keresky

4 years ago

Yeah, good luck making games look like that when you're pitching to a market that considers Flappy Bird the cutting edge of entertainment software and won't pay more than two quid for a title.
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Mario Kart 8 review

Keresky

4 years ago

@DizzyCriminal "When they announce a new Zelda, Metroid or Starfox game... the U is only next gen console that's offering something new."

Something new like, uh, the latest, modestly updated installments in franchises that are almost 30 years old in places?

I own both a 3DS and a Wii, but the only thing the Wii U offers at the moment is HD versions of the same titles Nintendo has been milking for years. The last time they brought out an actual new property was over a decade ago, so let's stop pretending they're seriously innovating anywhere other than that silly, pointless tablet controller gimmick.
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Keresky

4 years ago

@memeroot Or maybe the world isn't interested in an underpowered console whose only semi-decent games are uninspired retreads of the same Nintendo properties that have been kicking around for decades. If you're not interested in Mario, there's precious little reason to own a Wii U.
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3D Realms reveals PC and PS4 action-RPG Bombshell

Keresky

4 years ago

You know, this looks like a modestly talented art student's final modeling assignment. On those merits, this looks OK.

As a game trailer, though? Excuse me while I laugh.
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Bound By Flame review

Keresky

4 years ago

@menage You know what else wouldn't go amiss? Artists designing female characters that don't dress like hookers.
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Nintendo slumps to another annual loss after dismal Wii U sales

Keresky

4 years ago

To be fair, launching yet another underpowered console with a gimmicky controller might have worked out if they weren't pitching to actual gamers this time. But after aggressively alienating the hardcore crowd with the Wii, it was going to take a lot more to win them back. Showing up with hardware marginally better than the last generation of consoles isn't going to do the trick, especially if you don't have the triple-A titles to back it up.

With the third parties fleeing for the exits, Nintendo really needed to step up their game on the software side. Problem is, what's there displays Activision-like levels of creative failure: yet another New Super Mario Bros game, yet another Smash Bros., yet another Mario Kart, yet another Pikmin, and an HD remake of the least-loved Zelda game since those CD-I atrocities. Seriously? How about a new Zelda, a non-crappy Metroid, or - god forbid - a new franchise entirely? These annualized retreads of Nintendo's old glories might be great for the diehards, but aren't going to convince the general gaming public to hop on board a rapidly sinking ship.
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"We're not evil villains building an empire"

Keresky

4 years ago

Also, can we stop referring to these twats as "developers"? That's like calling bankrobbers "entrepreneurs".
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Keresky

4 years ago

"Games Guru"? I guess it looks better on a business card than "Ripoff-In-Chief" or "Clonemaster".
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Firaxis announces Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Keresky

4 years ago

I was at the panel where they announced this, and they gave a few details about what to expect:

- It's based on the Civ V engine, so it'll be hex-based. The planet will be randomly generated each time and contain existing alien fauan.
- Like SMAC, there's various factions with particular benefits. The two mentioned in the presentation were the Pan-Asian Collective and a group the designers referred to as "Space Google".
- Instead of a tech tree, there's a tech web.
- In addition, there's three 'affinities' that you gain as you progress through the game and make tech choices. Harmony is about harnessing the alien fauna and changing your own genetics to match. Purity is about preserving the human essence, and sports heavy firepower. The third (whose name escapes me) is about embracing the true potential of technology, and uses robotics, nanotechnology, and suchlike.
- There's a "first contact" victory condition - apparently, there's an intelligent alien race that left traces of its existence on the world.
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Human Element's episodic Ouya prequel has been canned

Keresky

4 years ago

@grassyknoll Wasn't he just a glorified marketing guy at IW anyway?
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z review

Keresky

4 years ago

The developers of Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Legendary: The Box live up to their track record. Oh well.
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