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"This game is a Star Wars-themed online casino designed to lure kids into spending money"

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6 months ago

@Umang I would do terrible things for a CDPR Star Wars game. Terrible, unspeakable things.
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6 months ago

@Umang According to recent reliable reports, the Respawn game was much further along than Visceral's, and since it was announced 18 months ago it's fair to say they started a while before that. I think that's fairly deep in development.

I really want Disney to do something drastic, but I don't want any more SW games cancelled, we are starved of them as is. Cancelling EA's exclusivity would be massive.
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6 months ago

@Umang I'm sure they can revoke it, but I don't think they will.

Also they do have 2 games deep in development; the Respawn game and Visceral's game which is being repurposed into a multiplayer game. It's safe to say that they are also in pre-production for Battlefront 3 and EA Motives new game could easily be a SW game, as they made the Battlefront campaign.

Permanent removal of the lootboxes, followed by an apology, and the SW brand will be just fine. If The Last Jedi is as good as the pre-release buzz suggests, everyone will have forgotten about SW+lootboxes by January
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6 months ago

@MoGamer2006 Those are physical items that can be traded after the fact which makes them fundamentally different than a digital lootbox.
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6 months ago

@_LarZen_ That won't happen, they are already deep in development on 2 games. At worst they would revoke exclusivity from them, which would be great as other publishers could make SW games, and we would get more than a 4 hour campaign every 5 years.
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6 months ago

I'll bet Activison and Blizzard are pretty pissed at EA now. Their greed has turned everyone on to the lootbox craze.

If EA had just kept it cosmetic, no one would have cared, so I'm glad they went too far.
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Ex-NeoGAF members band together to create new forum, ResetEra

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7 months ago

Joined last night when it went live and it's all the good parts of GAF with none of the bad. The forum itself is technically far superior and feature-complete.
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NeoGAF back online, as owner denies sexual misconduct

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7 months ago

@FilthyAnimal Are you serious? We have a clear picture of exactly what happened. I am not commenting on his guilt or innocence in this incident, I am commenting on his piss-poor handling of this situation, he believed he could just force users from discussing it and that is par for the course for him. It's poor taste to base your defence on character assassination and calling out the mental health of a possible victim.

Perhaps before you write an essay on 'keyboard warriors' you could take the time to actually read the post that you are attacking.
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7 months ago

@_LarZen_ I'm aware of that, I'm just pointing out that people are accusing users of overreacting when nothing has been proven. The truth is there is so much more to it than this one incident.

An unproven accusation is not why NeoGAF is dying, even though that is how it's being reported.
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7 months ago

Even if NeoGAF does survive, a lot of the main contributors (the people that broke news, put in hours of work for official topics and vote threads etc) will move one. It won't be the same again.
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7 months ago

@_LarZen_ If this is a witch hunt, it isn't about his innocence or guilt, it's about how he handled the situation by banning people that talked about it, some of them long term users that contributed to the community. He always claimed to be a progressive, but lately he has been banning people and deleting entire threads when people did no more than respectfully disagree with him. He sent a PM to a very respected user he had just banned telling him to suck his dick. For most people his handling of this was the last straw.

This statement was in poor taste so those people leaving are more than justified to do so.
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7 months ago

So he's trying to discredit her by playing the mental health card, I expect no less from him. If he had just been honest, stated what he did and didn't delete threads about this, maybe he could have made it out of this intact.
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NeoGAF offline after owner accused of sexual misconduct

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7 months ago

@mostro A lot of people don't seem to realise this yet. How many times have you read a news article and the source is a post on Neogaf?

Neogaf had it's problems but it was an important resource for the industry.

@OtisBDriftwood Waypoint forums are the most popular destination for now it seems.
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7 months ago

@artibeus This is the second time he has been accused of this, and the first was pretty blatant - he bragged about grabbing a woman on the forum. A lot of the mods were sycophants that just imposed his will on the forum. Also recently he has been banning long-term users for just giving their opinion on women being harrassed. He has never been a particularly nice person and has been even more erratic recently.

Add all of this up, along with his silence, and it paints a grim picture.
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FIFA 17 partners with Man United, so PES 2017 partners with Liverpool

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2 years ago

@esdubu I have another number for you:

5
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2 years ago

@Rama26285 No, FIFA has the EPL license which includes all teams, PES can only partner with one or two.
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2 years ago

2 words: Ghost Goal

68 More Words: Even if it hadn't crossed the line (which it probably did), it would have been a red card for Cech and a Penalty to Liverpool. Since this would have been much worse I can't understand why Chelsea fans ever moaned about it in the first place. Maybe it's because they had only been football fans for less than 2 years at that point and didn't understand the rules?
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Doom review

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2 years ago

Best FPS since Resistance 3, most fun I have had with a shooter in years.
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BAFTA's Game of the Year award goes to Fallout 4

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2 years ago

I liked F4 a lot, but it has no business winning any major GOTY awards
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The link between Kylo Ren's Lightsaber and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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2 years ago

@simonwade I'm not saying it's not interesting or not suggestive. I'd love nothing more than the events of Kotor to be integrated into the new canon (it's my GOAT).

At this point it's just premature to assume it really means anything.

@Dreadaxe

That was when the post-RotJ EU jumped the shark, that series was fucking awful, it felt like they were making it up as they went along.
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2 years ago

It would be nice, but making reference to something in the old EU doesn't make it canon in the new one. For example, the Republic Commandos appeared in Clone Wars, but the events of the game and novels are still not cannon.

This is meaningless for now, the only thing it add's to the new timeline is a planet called Malachor.
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What The Division's world map does - and doesn't - include

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2 years ago

That actually doesn't bother me. Sounds far more interesting than a huge empty map filled with collectables and copy/paste side missions.
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Star Wars open-world RPG Kickstarter bites the dust

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2 years ago

He spelt 'lightsaber' as 'light saber'

WHEN WILL YOU PEOPLE EVER LEARN!
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John Wick VR shooter announced for 2016

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3 years ago

@asphaltcowboy Best action movie in years
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Limbo headed for PlayStation 4, too

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3 years ago

At this point I wouldn't be surprised if they announced that game for the Nokia N-gage
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New Steam controller design leaked

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3 years ago

It still looks absolutely shit
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Alien: Isolation's latest update adds new difficulty modes

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3 years ago

Fair play to them to continue to add new stuff for free, especially to make it more accessible and to please the hardcore. This is easily the best game I have played in years, hopefully more people will give it a go.
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Video: Why do video games love lockers?

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4 years ago

It really annoyed me when people complained about hiding in lockers in Alien. The game explicitly tells you not to do it in the loading screens, as the Alien will just find you eventually.
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EA announces new Need for Speed game

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4 years ago

It's on mobile/tablet, so it's not actually a game
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Assassin's Creed Unity's creepy "no face" bug fixed

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4 years ago

It sounds like they are just describing the last stages of game development. They knew it was unfinished and just released it anyway.
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Performance Analysis: Assassin's Creed Unity

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4 years ago

In other words it's an unfinished technical mess, and the fact that it runs better on XB1 is indicative of absolutely nothing except a poorly coded game.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsells COD: Ghosts in UK

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4 years ago

I'm glad to see Alien Isolation still doing well, it's the best licensed game since Kotor and Goldeneye imo.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 review

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4 years ago

It's only taken 9 years but the King is back
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

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4 years ago

@VideoGameAddict25 This is after the same reviewer gave Alien Isolation a 5. I don't wanna say his opinions are wrong, but his opinions are wrong.
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4 years ago

7/10? I have played the game and this is the most accurate score yet.
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Ubisoft details The Crew's 20 Season Pass

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4 years ago

After playing the beta I'm fairly certain this game will be awful. Terrible handling, awful last-gen graphics and the usual Ubisoft minimap icon fest. I had no expectations and this game still disappointed me
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Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC system requirements revealed

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4 years ago

680 Minumum, wtf? We have all seen the game it doesn't look that good
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Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

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4 years ago

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4 years ago

@Baban_Iesu Lol, people have been using it here for decades
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4 years ago

@Baban_Iesu The closest UK equivalent to Gee (hard G pronunciation) is probably Clunge or minge. It's almost always used with the suffix 'bag'

It's a fairly offensive word in Ireland but most people find it pretty funny tbh
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4 years ago

She really is a just a used-up Geebag nowadays
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Shadow of Mordor is wise to focus on the baddies

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4 years ago

I think the game would still have been good without the Nemesis System, but it's a really nice addition that helps set it apart.

I'm looking forward to a larger-scale sequel where the system can really shine
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PlayStation Plus' October offerings include DriveClub, Spelunky and Dust: An Elysian Tail

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4 years ago

@MeTh892 You don't know how many people have played it, and you don't need to remind me about Arkham City as I am well aware. Perhaps you could explain the point of bringing AC up though, because I'm not seeing one
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4 years ago

@MeTh892 'Who hasnt played that?'

The people that haven't played it, thats who. Not every person has played every game. For example: I have never played System Shock, Fifa '97 or Hello Kitty Online.

And it would take more than a couple of off-month to make PS Plus anywhere near as shit as Games With Gold
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4 years ago

@karlo87 You don't want Knack, trust me

I tried very hard to like it but it's just so bland and frustrating
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4 years ago

Best month ever if you haven't played Arkham Asylum.

Seriously
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Luis Suarez real-life football ban extends to FIFA 15

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4 years ago

'We have contacted EA to ask for a comment on Suarez's suspension and will update this story if we get anything back'

Why? You must have felt like a right plonker writing that email
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Motorola's new smartwatch now has a GoldenEye 007 interface

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4 years ago

The iWatch better have something similar
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PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

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4 years ago

Even more impressive when you consider it's much more expensive than the Wii
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Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

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4 years ago

@GamerFreak I'd say Bungie are fairly confident, they did let the public play the Alpha after all
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