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GOG unearths Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball

Mister-Wario

1 year ago

This news makes me a lot happier than I thought it would.
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Monopoly on Nintendo Switch takes ages to load

Mister-Wario

1 year ago

@VideoGameAddict25 Ironically, you can get a physical copy for about half the price of the digital one. Modern gaming in a nutshell...
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Surprise! Sony releasing dragon flying game Oure on PS4 today

Mister-Wario

1 year ago

This looks utterly delightful. There's something refreshing about seeing a game and BAM! it's available, too.
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The sad, slow death of Lego Dimensions

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1 year ago

The problem with Lego Dimensions as a product is that it never quite managed to justify its own cost, and a good chunk of its content just wasn't as well constructed as it could have been. The experience isn't vastly different from the previous Lego games, puzzles are simplistic (and often boil down to using a specific ability in a specific place) and while the toy pad has glimmers of brilliance they're few and far between when it comes to actually using it as a gameplay input. You may as well pick up something like Lego Marvel and get a much cheaper, much more streamlined experience.

I also think it's a massive shame how badly some of the level packs turned out. A lot of them were great fun and recreated their licences with real flair and creativity (Portal, Midway, Sonic and Mission Impossible are standouts) but others like The Simpsons and Back to the Future are so poorly done I can't help but wonder why Lego even bothered with them to begin with.

I've had a lot of fun with the game, and I'll probably end up unlocking all the worlds and levels. But I could only ever recommend it at a heavy discount, and even then with extremely low expectations of the finished product.
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Jelly Deals: Super Mario Odyssey amiibo up for pre-order now

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Any news on what the Koopa and Goomba amiibo actually do yet?
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Behold the Minecraft grass block-themed Xbox One S

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@FortysixterUK If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say they went with the dirt block because it's a better symbol of Minecraft than any of the things you mentioned. It's the literal building block of the game; the thing upon which almost everything in Minecraft is built upon. It's also one of its most recognisable elements; the humble dirt block is up there with the [?] from Mario at this point.
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Mister-Wario

2 years ago

I kind of like it!
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Sonic Mania review

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

If I'm honest I have mixed feelings about this game. It looks gorgeous, will probably play brilliantly and reworks some of gaming's most famous environments. But it's also a tacit admission Sega hasn't really been able to build upon a design we first saw over 20 years ago. And that's kind of depressing.

Mario in 2017 is throwing out its most basic elements and expanding its worlds to an incredible degree. Sonic in 2017 is the end result of running away from its roots and ending up right back where it started.
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Retro City Rampage DX is now on Switch

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

While I think I'd miss having the touch-screen menus to hand, having the game on a bigger screen sounds like a decent tradeoff.
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Windjammers blows onto PS4 and Vita in August

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

God, the Neo Geo had- has- some truly gorgeous games even now.
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Check out Mario Kart's official first-person VR spin-off

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

This is the first VR game I've seen that I desperately want to play. It looks amazing.
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The Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is nostalgia done right - and that includes the irritations

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

I concur on the omission of Crash Team Racing; that game is one of the finest if not the finest kart racers ever put on a disc. I'd love to see it rereleased for PS4.
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New Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer shows off Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@SHPanda I guess it's because Square Enix handles the actual development of the games: Disney Interactive doesn't even exist as an entity any more. It sticks out like a sore thumb, but it makes sense they'd stick their house style in regardless.
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WipEout Omega Collection review

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2 years ago

The marketing for this game felt like a slap in the face. 'Wipeout is back!' Yes, but only in the purest technical sense. It's not really a substitute for a proper sequel, but I'm glad it (and its sexy PS1 sleeve) are here; it's a fantastic racing game however you play it.
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Jelly Deals roundup: Ultra Street Fighter 2, Yakuza Zero, Hitman, and more

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Can't recommend the Metal Slug games enough.
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Seaman creator Yoot Saito teases a new entry in the series

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2 years ago

@_TheDarkSide_ It'll be even dirtier if this gets a retail release.
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Lego Worlds adds creative sandbox mode

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

What the heck happened to this game? Based on the critical response it's pretty good, but it seems to have dropped off the radar from a marketing perspective. How often has that happened for a Lego game?
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Story behind lost Sonic hoverboard game prototype unearthed

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2 years ago

@Bander That's kind of like criticising Sonic & All Stars Racing for putting Sonic in a car. It's about competing in a contest on a level playing field; it's not like you'd pit Usain Bolt against Lewis Hamilton just because they're both great at moving quickly.

In any case, brand recognition will win out over any logical hiccups. I'd argue Mario's glut of non-platformer titles is proof enough of that.
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The appeal of Nintendo's new handheld play is plain to see

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2 years ago

@oliverlittle The stylus designs have changed a little over the years; the New 3DS stylus is explicitly designed to help you pry the cover plate off the top screen. So I'm guessing some slight cosmetic change is in place with this one, while remaining a plastic stick with a soft 'nib' on the end.

I only ever use the built-in stylus in a pinch. I bought a couple of XL styluses from GAME and they're much better; basically a full size pen for DS use.
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Mister-Wario

2 years ago

If I hadn't already gotten a New 3DS I'd definitely pick this up. It hits all the sweet spots I'd want it to hit (nice big screens, C-stick, New-3DS exclusive games) and junks a feature I just can't get on with (3D) for any period of time. It's kind of a weird product to release at this point, but I'm very happy that it exists.
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Nicalis demos Cave Story+'s new local co-op mode on Switch

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2 years ago

Hmm. Do I really want to spend about £30 on a rerelease of Cave Story with local co-op and a few extra bells and whistles?

Oh, who am I kidding, of course I do.
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Super Bomberman R Nintendo Switch update adds free levels

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@PickleJuice You're operating under the assumption I'm fine with yearly releases of football games, shooters and other annual titles when (if I'm honest) I don't follow either of those genres in any great depth, and find the former vaguely silly as a non-football fan. But I get it; you want to play football with the latest players. There's a real-world element that people who buy these games want to emulate.

Bomberman, however, doesn't conform to the same logic. It's not something that's dependent on constant updates for people to find it interesting, the gameplay hasn't radically changed (or needed to change) since the TurboGrafx days, and it's available in one form or another on enough recent consoles to make a purchase on Switch something of a tough pill to swallow

It doesn't look like a bad game by any extent, and I can see myself picking it up down the line if I ever get a Switch. But given the alternatives and the nature of the game there's very little to justify spending £50 on an experience I can get elsewhere for a LOT less money and effort.
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Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@MccyMcFlinn Because I wasn't aware decrying the high cost of Bomberman on Switch was that controversial a view to begin with, frankly.
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Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@PickleJuice Except I never actually berated anyone for their choices. I questioned someone defending a high price for a game that doesn't typically warrant it, sure. But no more than that. I don't speak for anyone but myself, and it's deeply disingenuous for anyone else to claim otherwise.

I love how denouncing the high price of this game- something the article itself does- is suddenly a massive bone of contention. It's great this game is getting free content, but frankly I don't think the additions warrant spending £50 for a game you can play in myriad other forms for a much lower price. And even if you were willing to pay the money, I'd be tempted to wait for the extra characters and any other content that's coming down the pipeline.
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Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@Ajent You're telling me you're willing to pay £50 for Bomberman? BOMBERMAN?
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Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Wow, there is literally no reason to buy this as-is.
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Jelly Deals: Win one of 5 keys for Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@distantlurker I... haven't gotten it yet.

EDIT: Wait, now I have!
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Overwatch Insurrection trailer leaks, shows today's new PvE mode

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@Rogueywon But none of those characters are in Overwatch the organisation. If you're going to expand the backstory, it makes sense to focus on the people at the forefront of it.
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Rain World to drop this month on PS4 and PC

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Unfortunately this is one of the creepiest-looking things I have ever seen so I won't be playing it, but I wish it every success. There's something about bleak pixel art that sets my teeth on edge, and I guess it's a testament to the developers that the world looks so fully-realised.
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Towerfall dev's upcoming platformer Celeste confirmed for Switch

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

This looks great for quick spurts on the go.
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Rogue Legacy dev announces co-op brawler-RPG Full Metal Furies

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

I read the title as Full Metal Furries for a moment and got very confused.
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Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@MrTomFTW It *can* be done well, but said situations are so limited it's not really worth it. I had a great time with WarioWare, Sin & Punishment and Bit.Trip Beat, but outside of that and a few rail shooters the hardware hasn't quite proven itself.
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Why Halo's biggest problem may be Halo itself

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@muro That sucks. If a game needs you to have read ancillary material to understand it, that's not compelling world building; it's just bad storytelling. It's also, I'm assuming, why the SW Expanded Universe died a death.
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Nintendo Switch Puyo Puyo Tetris release date served up

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

It's a shame that such an interesting idea is presented so blandly and lifelessly.
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Mario Sports Superstars is coming to the 3DS in March

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2 years ago

@AaronTurner I think it's likely Amibo cards will just add supplementary items or cosmetic items. I highly doubt you'll need them to play the game properly.
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Thumper now has Oculus Rift and Vive support

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

I'll be honest; I thought you were talking about Bambi for a second.
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The Overwatch Christmas event begins next week

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Surely Roadhog would be Santa.
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Nintendo cancelled a home console Zelda: Wind Waker sequel

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

To be fair, Twilight Princess got an HD rerelease too. Seems a tad disingenuous to omit that.
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No Man's Sky files suggest land vehicles are on the way

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Redditer eegandj discovered game files with references to a buggy vehicle, tires, and tire tracks.
Does this mean a vehicle with a lot of technical bugs, or just a regular buggy?
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Overwatch's Symmetra is getting a choice of two ultimates

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

This sounds really interesting. I can't wait to give it a try.
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Minecraft wings finally coming to console in December

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Heck yeah.
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Government "behaviour tsar" isn't a fan of Minecraft: "We need to drain the swamp of gimmicks"

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@LittleBigDave When me and my siblings were growing up, we each gravitated towards different things. I loved trains and Lego, my sister liked dolls, horses and shopping tills, and my brother loved cars. Guess which one became the architect.

It was actually my brother, which leads me to wonder how much of our play experiences influence our career choices. Of course, this is purely anecdotal, which kind of seems to be the key problem if this article is to be believed.
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Dishonored 2 to receive a New Game Plus mode in December

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2 years ago

I find it a little sad that we've reached a point where buying a game when it comes out is probably the stupidest thing a person can do.
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Zero Escape series is heading to PC, PS4 and Vita

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Two questions.

-Does this latest version put the 999 puzzles back in?

-Is it a physical or digital release?
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NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

I haven't anticipated a trailer this much in a long time.
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Changing rooms: the shifting nature of Tomb Raider's Croft Manor

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2 years ago

@Damn_Skippy That is brilliant.
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Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer dripfeeds yet more Alolan forms

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Want that Muk.
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Overcooked launches on disc today with The Lost Morsel expansion

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

Buy this game. If you have a couple of friends, don't even hesitate; just buy this game.
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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is coming to iOS and Android this winter

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

I hope this version of the game turns out better than the trilogy on iOS. Everything takes just that little too long to load, the aesthetics are a little too generic, and as far as I can tell the final case in the first game can't actually be completed without manually skipping a couple of chapters. The 3DS version is far superior.

Still, considering I recently paid £30 (!) for a hard copy, this is probably the way to go.
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Sun and Moon refresh the Pokémon ritual

Mister-Wario

2 years ago

@Mooglepies Unfortunately I'm pretty sure that was only unlocked AFTER you finished the game. And I think each difficulty setting was unique to each version. It was a bodge, basically.
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