Nikanoru

The Netherlands declares some loot boxes are gambling

Nikanoru

15 hours ago

@shadyjelle http://www.dictionary.com/browse/gaming?s=t

To clarify, gaming as a word which means gambling predates videogames, as does the term "gaming authority".
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Croteam announces Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

Nikanoru

1 day ago

@Devil_N I don't know why they thought anyone needed more of these games after the first one to be honest.

(Love how the downvoters are getting all upset at this. Let's be honest. The first one was fun, just once. If you had friends to play with. Everything after was just the same thing, which was completely unnecessary since the original already had way too much repetition to begin with.)
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EGX Rezzed 2018: The best games from this year's show

Nikanoru

4 days ago

@seeyoshirun The Game Grumps played it at one point. They went into it knowing little about it, thinking it was going to be another shovelware game for them to laugh at. It was fun to watch their surprise at how cool the game ended up being. But it did remind me how relatively obscure it was.

The Wii has a criminally underappreciated library in general imo.
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Nikanoru

5 days ago

What makes Metamorphosis particularly interesting, however, is when you emerge into a bedroom, a human drama plays out between towering humans pacing around,
I like the sound of this, it reminds me of Deadly Creatures on Wii which was a bit of an underrated gem IMO.

It also sounds vaguely like that old point and click adventure game where you turned into a cockroach, which I forget the title of (anyone know what game I'm talking about?).
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Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

Nikanoru

6 days ago

@FadetoBlack23 They were a great showcase for what the Dreamcast could do. And they still are, if you play them in that context.

Rip all that context away, though, and you're not left with much. And that's exactly what these remasters are going to do. It's a sad fate for any classic videogame. But hey, at least they're in HD!!! Right?
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Surprise! Football Manager out today for Nintendo Switch

Nikanoru

7 days ago

@RealObsi Sarcastic hype? What are you talking about?
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DF Retro: Sonic CD - under-appreciated but still brilliant today

Nikanoru

1 week ago

@Indication Wow then you're in for a ride. At least if you're planning to play any of the other games you missed. I wish I could experience games like Galaxy, Sunshine and 64 again for the first time.
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Nikanoru

1 week ago

@Ryze Nope, sorry.
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Nikanoru

2 weeks ago

@Krychek I'm sorry, but both Genesis and 360 pads have the exact same problems. Both are just this big annoying rocker brick that easily shifts to diagonals when you're trying to press a direction.
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Nikanoru

2 weeks ago

@Krychek The 360 d-pad is just about on the same level as the Genesis d-pad though? Both were equally shit, with that annoying circle pad design. At least compared to Nintendo's (or in fact Sega's own Dreamcast controller d-pad later on).

And yes, I do still own, and have recently played, both.
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Long-rumoured Spyro Reignited Trilogy listed on Amazon, with ugly boxart

Nikanoru

2 weeks ago

Apparently the words "remaster" and "remake" have lost absolutely all meaning in the English language. Might as well call this an enhanced port.

Did you know Firewatch is getting a remake on the Switch?
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Dark Souls Remastered: how much of an upgrade is it?

Nikanoru

2 weeks ago

@FrancisSunderland I'm glad people are finally starting to see past the "omg HD textures and screen res!!1" part of modern remasters, and how so many of them are simply not the "definitive" versions that they're made out to be. I'd go so far as to say the original release is preferable 9 times out of 10.
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Far Cry 2's single-minded vision deserves to be remembered

Nikanoru

3 weeks ago

@JorgeLuisBorges Trees or branches in Far Cry didn't break off. Are you thinking of Crysis? That's a very easy mistake to make.
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Why I don't understand YouTube: A middle-aged woman writes

Nikanoru

3 weeks ago

@martynjames It's not that I don't understand them. It's a function of the human brain to be interested in another person's response to or feelings about something (especially if its someone you like, such as a famous youtuber you're a fan of). That's a major reason we even have a society.

It's just that, as always, the internet tends to... take things a little too far.
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Nikanoru

3 weeks ago

Decades from now, perhaps things will have evolved even further, and we'll all be firing up YouTube to watch videos of people watching videos on YouTube.
Umm I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but... Youtube is way ahead of you already.
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A Twitch streamer is poised to become Sea of Thieves' very first Pirate Legend today

Nikanoru

3 weeks ago

@girthyshaft That's an insult to WoW's incredible number of varied game worlds and enemies. In SoT you just get one type of level: Island. And just one enemy type: skeleton. After five minutes you've seen all there is to see.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

Nikanoru

1 month ago

@erwinbierhof



Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits,
On a lurgid bee,
That mordiously hath blurted out,
Its earted jurtles, grumbling
Into a rancid festering confectious organ squealer.
Now the jurpling slayjid agrocrustles,
Are slurping hagrilly up the axlegrurts,
And living glupules frart and stipulate,
Like jowling meated liverslime,
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes,
And hooptiously drangle me,
With crinkly bindlewurdles,mashurbitries.
Or else I shall rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don't!
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EA just showed off Project Pica Pica, an adorable new tech demo

Nikanoru

1 month ago

@CatBusStop To put it even more simply than the other guy: traditional 3D rendering "fakes it", and everyone has their own idea about how to fake it, and sometimes it doesn't work right in some spots.
Raytracing does it "for real". It always works right, all the time. It's just VERY computationally expensive, which is why nobody's really made a game with it. Now it seems like they're trying to solve that problem.
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Nikanoru

1 month ago

@ambershee
Your red circle shows the shadows correctly. The soft shadow comes from the wall above. It is softer because the wall is at a higher distance from the surface the shadow is projected on, not because it uses a lower resolution (there is no such thing as shadow resolution in raytracing anyway). The shadow of the object with the two extrusions is sharper because it is closer. It is how light works in reality:

Your orange circle probably just shows video compression artifacts. The rotating icon is the only thing moving quickly in that particular scene.

The reflection of the cube is correct. Shadows do not block reflections, and in fact lower diffuse light levels can make specular reflections more obvious.
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Lumines Remastered will turn your Switch JoyCons into trance vibrators

Nikanoru

1 month ago

@feistycheese [papercuts joke]
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President Trump shown violent video game reel while meeting members of the industry

Nikanoru

1 month ago

@riceNpea I meant it in the sense that the act of them bringing out GTA again to support their position would be beating a dead horse, as I think everyone is sick of hearing that angle on GTA by now. Then again it might technically not be the exact right saying to use in this case. In fact yeah it definitely isn't. But you get what I mean at least.
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Nikanoru

1 month ago

@harryisme
Oh yeah video games definitely affect your mental state, every time I walk down the street I have this urge to jump on the passerby's heads, and i'm constantly headbutting walls.
“If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.”

Oh, wait...
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Nikanoru

1 month ago

@-Unknown- I'm thinking maybe they realized GTA is a dead horse by now, and not a lot of people will take them seriously if they show it.
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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Nikanoru

1 month ago

@whatthefu For me a large part of the nostalgia was the specific look of the janky PSX polygons and textures, and seeing something so pretty made out of them regardless. When people talk about remakes like "this is how you remember it looking" that's total and utter bullcrap in my opinion.

So if you're anything like me, nostalgia won't be a factor whether you've played the game before or not either way.
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Nikanoru

1 month ago

@Lmsd944 Downvoted for "would anyone of been". Jesus christ man.
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Zen Studios ditches plans to patch Pinball FX3 Nintendo Switch performance

Nikanoru

1 month ago

@Plumbus There's nothing about perfectly playable pinball physics which are accurate to the human eye, that wouldn't run on a bleeding PS2. Let alone a Switch.
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The SD card and the vintage video game revolution

Nikanoru

1 month ago

No mention of the NES Powerpak? It came out in 2007, three years before Krikzz's first release. And it's still used today because of how damn good it was.
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In Nintendo, Bayonetta has found the most unlikely saviour

Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Bill_P
cucked articles
????????
That's the worst use of that word I've seen yet. What is wrong with you?
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The secret ingredient that unites Dark Souls, Crackdown, Zelda and Fez

Nikanoru

2 months ago

But I feel like there are things that we lose, that we give up in the name of convenience.
Modern games industry in a nutshell right there tbqh.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Stuz359 Metroids, too.
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New Overwatch hero looks like one of our heroes, says Paladins maker

Nikanoru

2 months ago

@CrashOkami The Crusader likeness is uncanny, I wonder if it was meant to actually be a reference. Since both are Blizzard's own games.

Come to think of it... there should totally be a Crusader skin for her sometime in the future.
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Now outfits from The Sims are coming to Final Fantasy 15 on PC

Nikanoru

2 months ago

@LaurencD
If I worked for Square, I would be so pissed about this. Its like making a delicious steak, sending it out of the kitchen, only to discover that the waiter is putting spray cheeze on it on the way out the door
This perfectly describes so many of the things I've seen done to games in recent years.
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Square's classic Super Nintendo RPG Chrono Trigger is now available on PC

Nikanoru

2 months ago

Looking at the original game on my 60hz SNES on a Sony Trinitron CRT, then looking at this... desecration, it's enough to make a grown man weep.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

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Moss review - PlayStation VR's finest game to date

Nikanoru

2 months ago

@TheRealThing You've already demonstrated that you don't believe anything I say regardless, because you're deluded enough to think I must not have tried VR otherwise I wouldn't be negative about it. Anything I say is useless with an attitude like yours. I've made points but you have a huge, HUGE internal resistance to any logic when it comes to this subject because of how heavily invested you are in it.

It's like trying to argue with a follower of Scientology. Which I'm going to stop trying to do now, and unlike "Mr. Writer" over there (who still seems to be very confused), I'll keep my word. :)
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 Oh, you're still here! I thought you said you'd leave.

As for your post, I think you're very, very confused.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

Remember how it was discussed that nobody else but me is bothering to provide a critical opinion of VR? And also how VR fans seem like kind of a cult, ready to pile onto anyone who even dares to suggest it isn't the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior?

These two things are related. I'll let you guys figure out how.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Vinsta See now you're mostly talking about how stuff feels and you can make a much more convincing argument, even though I still don't give a hoot because the "ooh" factor has long since worn off for me. Hell, UncleLou even made a good point when he talked about being able to more naturally judge the braking point in a racing game. Subtle stuff like that makes sense.

The problem with many VR evangelists is try to argue how much of a game-changer and how it's going to revolutionize the industry, and how everyone that has tried it likes it and if anyone claims otherwise that person is a liar (can you tell that last one is a major sticking point for me?).

And they link all these gimmicky motion game demos that prove nothing and just make it look like Kinekt 2.0.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 Please don't come at me with that "move the goal posts" nonsense. That's what you did by making it about what constitutes regular controls, instead of whether VR enables any new gameplay, not me.

Your example showed nothing that isn't possible without VR. Actually that looks like one of the easiest minigames to replicate with a regular TV screen and a head-tracking sensor (if hand-held motion controls don't meet your "requirements"). I don't know why you think that it in any way diminished my point.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Yautja_Warrior Frankly, the main reason I'm still here is because I get bullshit comments such as "if you don't like VR then you haven't tried it". :lol:

You're being reasonable. Others aren't.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 Haha alright, I'll make a game called "Dickmaster" and make it work exclusively with a motion-controller cock-ring, then claim that this is a unique gameplay experience you can't get anywhere else. Because it's called Dickmaster, not motion control master!

Wait... I might have given someone out there an idea. Hell, knowing the porn industry, this probably already exists.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 ....Are you seriously thinking I meant a literal real-life camera? I'm talking about the in-game camera and mapping that to a handheld 1:1 motion controller, silly.

And motion controls are a feature in every single console today. I'd call that regular gaming hardware. But that wasn't the point of the argument, the point was that VR isn't needed. Try not to confuse things.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85
But the camera isn't regular hardware....
Please make sense when you say something.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@TheRealThing We already established you think it's a revolution. No need to restate the obvious.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 Map the camera to a 1:1 motion controller. Lose the headset. Done. 100% equal functionality.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Yautja_Warrior It's not hard, but it's just one more additional thing you have to do. Not everyone finds it comfortable either. The fact is, most technology that has become a huge success has done so because it offered very little to no resistance to the user. At least that's a major element.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 You're blocking a ball by moving into its path. Exactly how is this impossible without VR?
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@TheRealThing "Any human who has witnessed the mighty VR God with his own eyes will be converted, it has to be so! You are a lying, scheming servant of the devil!"
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@TheRealThing
I have a hard time believing you've tried VR, let alone Lone Echo, so this isn't something you would know from experience.
LOL SEE??? There it is!!! I'm sorry, I find it hard to take any of your arguments seriously anymore after that.

You guys are like some sort of cult. It's kind of hilarious.
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Nikanoru

2 months ago

@Yautja_Warrior
mostly because a lot can't afford it or don't want to pay for it
That's what I hear VR owners say often. I think it has to do more with the discomfort and hassle of having to use the headset just not being worth the experience, in the end.
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