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Nintendo's ridiculous puzzler Sushi Striker now has a Switch demo on eShop

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

14 hours ago

A 3DS demo would have been nice too.
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Julian Gollop's X-COM spiritual successor Phoenix Point is delayed

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

1 week ago

@CalamityJames Not really, even his worst games have still generally been decent. I have been a fan if him since Chaos on the Spectrum and he remains my favourite 'named" developer.
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Inti Creates reveals 8-bit Castlevania-a-like Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

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2 weeks ago

@ghostgate2001 And I went for 3DS version in the end as I don't need more space taken up on my Vita memory card and it seems a natural fit for an IntiCreates game. Hope it is decent.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 weeks ago

@Anrkist I plan to, the finances just happen to say 'not yet' at the moment ;)
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 weeks ago

@ghostgate2001 Cool, I must have got dates mixed up in my head. I was originally a WiiU physical backer but accepted the automatic change to Switch (debated Vita version but not sure about performance and Switch is hopefully best of both worlds). I did change survey to Switch but semi-tempted to go 3DS instead for the retro game so I can play it now and IntiCreates is experienced with 3DS. That or Vita. Decisions...

Thanks for the correction though.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 weeks ago

Hadn't realised this was out so soon or I may have chosen a format like 3DS or Vita rather than Switch in my backer survey (I don't have a Switch yet). The trailer before the survey timed out would have been nice.
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In Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 weeks ago

@trobby I could see them upgrading to the TegraX2 for better power efficiency but keeping clock speeds the same. Would be nice for handheld mode. Not sure if them going 'new 3DS' again would go down too well (or DSi, I suppose).
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Stick It To The Man spiritual successor Flipping Death is out in August

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 weeks ago

I knew nothing about Stick it to the Man when I decided to play it from PSPlus but I enjoyed it. Hopefully this will be decent too.
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PlayStation Plus' games for May include Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 weeks ago

@fabio78 Killzone PS4 hasn't been on PSPlus, it has been on a lot of sales though.
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Obsidian outlines first three Pillars of Eternity 2 post-launch expansions

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

1 month ago

If the DLC lives up to old style expansion packs I don't see much of a problem with Obsidian's method of release announcement. It will likely be high level contentto be played near endgame anyway. Better than the overpriced tiny DLC for the later EA/Bioware or Bethesda stuff. At least DA:O had a proper expansion pack as well as the piecemeal DLC.
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A peek behind the curtain of video game publisher politics

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1 month ago

@Number1Laing Probably because they still have PS4 (and digital Vita) games due this year and upsetting Sony may lead to repercussions. Different SCE departments have been known for various overstrict policies in the past like SCEA's dislike of 2D games on PS1.

Personally with the death of NISA physical Vita releases this year (I wonder if it was something forced upon them rather than just fear of sales being low which is what I initially thought) I am curious how well done the Switch ports of the likes of Ys VIII, Lost Child and Coven will turn out as I like the idea of handheld over PS4 (I do have LE of Lost Child ordered on PS4 with a discount but tempted to change to Switch despite not actually owning one yet).
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A Wii U game is coming out

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

1 month ago

@gillgrissom We are still waiting for the promised and previously preorderable physical version of Axiom Verge for WiiU... My hopes of it sheaking out are lessening by the week though...
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In praise of a BBC Micro classic: Forever playing in Exile

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

Exile was a game I always heard about but never actually played. I had an Amiga but again Exile on that may have been a later release (like Odyssey which I also never played as it cane out after I had sold my Amiga). It always sounded interesting, maybe I will have to dig out a BBC emulator and finally try it (my only BBC experience was at school so we had a lot less games). Despite this I enjoyed the article.
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Fan-made 7th Guest sequel The 13th Doll finally releases this October

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

@gizmo2501 or GOG if you want them DRM free. Probably on a few other storefronts like Humble too (Steam keys I would imagine)
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Far Cry 2's single-minded vision deserves to be remembered

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

I keep meaning to give this one a proper playthrough. I recall reading about some nasty bugs in the 360 version which can make it incompletable, is that a common thing or rare? (Or did it get patched?). I could play on PC but TV is a nice potential bonus.
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Dragon Quest 11 launches September for PC, PlayStation 4

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

Well, that is disappointing as the 3DS version looked the most interesting of the two versions. I am a lot less interested in the PS4 one. If it turns out well I may get it but I had hoped 3DS DQ XI was going to be the last big release... I would import the Japanese version but region protection is a pain...

Edit - negs because I preferred the look of the 3DS version? The PS4 version may turn out nicely but it looks a bit generic from what I have seen so far. And this is coning from someone who has all of the DQ series in physical form. I am glad we are getting the game at all, just disappointed that the version I most liked the look of isn't coming.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

@Pyromanta Alliance Alive just came out in US yesterday and is due a digital European release (I don't know when as I have a US 3DS and ordered the physical)
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Trouble brewing for independent UK shop chain Grainger Games

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

@dadrester I remember Charlie's Games, used to be my go to import shop in the Saturn and PS1 days and worth a visit whenever I got to Newcastle. Grainger got some of the region free imports in later years but it wasn't the same.
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Yakuza Kiwami 2 launches in August

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

@FilthyAnimal You cpuld play Kenzan (and possibly Ishin) alongside KHHsubs videos. I have used them as an aid for the cutscenes as my Japanese speed is a little slow for the purpose but try to do the other bits myself.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

5 would be the easiest PS4 port as it uses the same engine as Ishin, 0, Kiwami and Hokuto which all are on PS4. I would imagine straight ports (resolution/fps upgrade only) would make most sense for 3, 4 and 5. It would be nice to get the missing content back for 3 too. (At least 4 and 5 are prelocalised too, so just missing stuff for 3 would be needed). I could live with a 5 port priced like the first Kiwami and perhaps a full price doublepack of the other two if they aren't too hard to port.

Looking forward to Kiwami 2 though as I enjoyed 2 a lot.
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Yakuza 6 review - a new beginning and a fitting end for Sega's great series

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2 months ago

@Mar27w Subtitling IS localisation and for some reason they thought the setting wouldn't sell. Which was silly as the Way if the Samurai ganes on PS3 did okay and as I said Ishin could have been a launch period title for PS4. But I am happy we are getting any of them after the wait for and digital only 5.

@tvsadam 5 was a bit of a slog by the end. I still enjoyed it but I did less of the side stuff than usual for the last few characters as it was a real timesink (still didball the substories bar Amon and each characters special story). 0 can take a little time but will feel very streamlined after 5, Kiwami I got most stuff done in a bit over 30 hours.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

@Mar27w Kenzan, the Sengoku era one is extremely unlukely as it was an early PS3 game. Ishin, the multiformat (I think it was set during Edo Restoration) might have been a sensible one for Sega to try when PS4 had a software drought around launch. Sadly, I think it is unlikely too. I have them in Japanese to play, although the slightly archaic language style adds to the challenge a bit.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

@mecha-blargh The demo for the North Star spinoff seemed pretty decent. I will import if it doesn't get localised but if Hokuto no Ken stuff sells well here they may take a risk with it and release it, particularly if there is nothing for a while between Kiwami 2 and Shin. Then again the last slinoff was Dead Souls which sold badly enough to cost us the series for a long time.

Interesting to note that my last comment, despite being purely informational about Hokuto ga Gotoku and Shin Ryuu ga Gotoku (and a desire for a physical 5 port) it managed to get a neg ;). Silly.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

2 months ago

In regards to what is next for the series, Shin Ryu ga Gotoku is already announced and has a trailer telling you avout the new protagonist (trailer is a story trailer introducing the new character)

Obviously we have Kiwami 2 too which will hopefully get a localisation announcement once this is out. It will be interesting to see if we get the Fist if the North Star spinoff too. I also hope that Yakuza 5 gets ported to PS4 and released physically (being the same engine as 0, Ishin and Kiwami it should be pretty straightforward...).

I have finished all numbered games and Kiwami so waiting eagerly for 6 (although I went for Launch edition not the more expensive After Hours one)
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Oops, Sega released Yakuza 6 for free

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

3 months ago

Does make you question the release delay to April though if the gam is finished. Surely mastering at this time of the year for a relatively niche title doesn't take that long...

As for the Yakuza 5 thing they decided to offer it on PSPlus soon afterwards. Sucked a bit for people who tried to support the release which was pricy for a digital only game though.
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Konami says it has no idea why Metal Gear Solid 5's nuclear disarmament event just unlocked

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4 months ago

@wikidd I was lucky enough to 'buy' the demo despite not having a PS4 at the time and when I got one had to use the proxy trick, but it did get me the P.T. demo. If you didn't 'purchase' it you are screwed though.
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DF Retro: PowerSlave/ Exhumed - the brilliant legacy of Lobotomy Software

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4 months ago

I was always a fan of this. I remember that with original previews it looked a bit crap but closer to release the Official Saturn Mag got me hyped enough. Level design was cool, and yea the laser gates were evil, bit I did get all the team dolls to unlock 'Descent' mode (free flight), which ironically made a few sections harder as you moved a touch slower than running. I don't remember getting the alternative ending for no radio parts though (I may have do e it but completely forgotten about it if so). Was a shame we missed out on first Death Tanks but Zwei made Duke Nukem worth owning. (I recall getting stuck on that one in a level with laser tripwires where you possibly needed to crouch but it didn't have a crouch, or something similar).

Exhumed remains one of my favourite FPS of all time and looked very impressive on release. Too many homing snakes could cripple the frame rate though ;)
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Far Cry 5 season pass will take you to Vietnam and Mars

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 months ago

@Rad_Dude Maybe it is about time some piblisher is brave enough to release a game in the era where you play as the local North Vietnamese and showing the Americans more accurately (and negatively). I imagine fear of it selling poorly in the US would make it unlikely ever to happen though. It seems much more likely in the indie field.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 months ago

@Bionic_Pixel Red Dead has a sequel this year that is likely to be a massive seller so hardly the death of thr franchise. And Yakuza has had two sequels and a remake in English (and another remake we will hopefully get and a historical spinoff that is Japan only) since Dead Souls so hardly the dowbturn of the franchise (0 was very well received too). Sadly it did kill western releases of the series for a while and cost us a physical copy of 5 over here...
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Yakuza 6 has been delayed

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 months ago

I think 5 was the only game that didn't have a recap. Not sure about 6 though as I didn't import it.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 months ago

@Brainflowers They probably want to get this out before announcing Kiwami 2 (which we hopefully are getting)
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Lost Sphear review

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

4 months ago

Oddly the Japanese demo (on PS4 at least) was the start if the game which made more sense. I agree that the western demo was a poor one. I told my wife to give it a try (not knowing it was different)having played the Japanese one myself and it just put her off the game.
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Jelly Deals: L.A. Noire remaster down to its cheapest price yet

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4 months ago

@FilthyAnimal Didn't I see somewhere they did the same withthe PS4 (possibly XBOne too) versions despite the available srorage space? Or was that misinformation?
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Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition announced, PC version dated

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4 months ago

As many others have said the price seems ridiculous on this at $20, the season pass turned out iffy enough in content. I assume the $20 doesn't include the first season pass for vanilla owners (which would excuse the price but needs to be a freebie for season pass owners). With another season pass due they really are milking it. My wife got the original season pass but don't see her getting this without a hefty discount. It really sounds like this should have been a freebie to try and coax people into buying season pass 2...
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Join us for the first Eurogamer Community Pub Quiz

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4 months ago

Well if it wasn't 340 miles away...
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017 voting

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5 months ago

And got the deadline date mixed up (thought it ended tomorrow) so too late to vote anyway. Ah well.

Working down from a top 10 to a top 5 was awkward enough but balancing a little bit of lesser known with the more well known stuff I played I went with 5 that I actually finished this year:

1. The Sexy Brutale (big surprise of the year, had zero expectations but really enjoyed it)
2. Persona 5 (Fun and stylish SMT spinoff with a pleasingly darker tone than P3 and 4)
3. Nier Automata (I actually enjoyed this more than the original. Setting and characters worked for me.)
4. Chaos;Child (Twisted visual novel from the Steins;Gate authors, interesting story with lots if tangents)
5. Danganronpa V3 (the ending was divisive but the game had the usual style and craziness and was worth playing)

Runners up (in random order): Fire Emblem Echoes, Torment Tides of Numenera, Yakuza 0, Tales of Berseria, Super Robot Wars V, Legend of Zelda BotW, Yomawari Midnight Shadows.
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

5 months ago

Probably a bit late of me to post this as I left my votes to the last minute but Chaos;Child (Vita/PS4) by Pqube (5pb/mages) is missing and it was going to be one if my votes... As part of the Steins;Gate universe I would have thought it wasn't too niche to be noticed ;)

Edit: I also second the Super Robot Wars V (Vita/PS4) mentioned earlier by another poster, even if it is Asian only it is the only official English release there will be so...

Also, you have a couple of the Ys releases but not the PS4/Vita versions of Ys Origins which came out this year.

Zwei Ilvard Insurrection (PC) by Xseed is another missing entry along with Romancing Saga 2, although only having a release date yesterday that one is a bit more understandable ;)
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Rocket League in a box costs Ł35 on Nintendo Switch

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

5 months ago

@MarkMarkYepMark Except the PSP which had discs in caddies. Obvious downsides were battery life from the drive and also loading times.

But generally cartridges are where people go for handheld machines.
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Your Amiga games are likely dying

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6 months ago

@Rogueywon I suppose I need to go through my older PC stuff some time as I have a few obscure titles. Luckily for PC the piracy scene means moat games are available in one form or another even if not 'untouched' copies. I know I had a couple of 3DO games where the disc literally started gaining holes in the data that you could see (I am guessing they cheaped out on the CD manufacturer).

As for copyrights I go by the adage that if there is no way to legitimately pay the copyright holder to own the game then it is free to do what I want with until they decide to sell it. (I have doubledipped on a lot of GOG stuff that I owned on CD legitimately too). I have a few niche Japanese PC games too. I k owbthere is a big Japanese Preservation Project over there targetting the Japanese home computer market (and of course encountering the same legal/copyright issues, if you want to read more check out "The Untold History if Japanese Game Developers" Volume 1 and 2 as they are very good books if the topic interests you)
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Romancing SaGa 2 comes to PC and consoles next week

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6 months ago

@landlock Ah i has appeared in the English stores now has it? Thanks for the heads-up. When I last looked it was only on a few foreign Amazon stores (es and de IIRC)
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

They only just announced the month a few weeks ago. Hopefully this should net us 3 too. Nice that they expanded the formats. It would be great if PS4/Vita were crossbuy but I doubt it... I would love a physical bit not expecting much there. Then again they did just announce a physical for the PS4 Secret of Mana remake for Gamestop (and hopefully somewhere in Europe).
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Jedi Academy shows Battlefront 2 how to do lightsabers right

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

At the time if release I preferred the original Jedi Knight as an overall game to the Q3 engine sequels but forget why. I may need to try them out again some time though.
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There's a new Five Nights at Freddy's masquerading as a pizzeria sim

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

Release a free game when you have run out of money? Unless it has some FTP/monetising method built in (I have never played a FNaF game) surely he would need to be charging money for that to be true...
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Capcom offers full, final details of its imminent PS4-exclusive Monster Hunter World beta

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

@Mar27w Hasn't the series always been about online multiplayer since the first PS2 game? (Bar the PSP versions)?
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review

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6 months ago

@Khab I did warn you ;)
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

@JoelStinty I tend to see the oversized boobs thing as bad design but it doesn't particularly bother me that games have it (non excessive games anyway). Oddly, in my circle of gaming friends the only person I would count as an active fan of big boob anime girls in games is a straight married woman... I try not to judge though. Worst oversized boobs I have seen recently though is Occultic;Nine by the Steins;Gate team, just check out the cover art or anime. That cover does cross into off-putting territory for me. I have a feeling it will he localised here too but I imagine an alternate cover...

As for Xenoblade 2, hopefully it turns out well as the recent Nintendo Direct preview managed to make it look a lot worse than I expect it to actually be. I don't have a Switch yet though so possibly next year for that.
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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus' "free trial" is available now on consoles and PC

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6 months ago

Spotted this demo on PSN today. No idea if it is a timed trial or fixed length demo as not played it yet. Downloading the demo does make it impossible to buy the deluxe edition of the game though as it counts as owning the game which is a bit silly...
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Black Friday 2017: Steam Link discounted to $4.99 in the US at GameStop

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

Pretty sure I saw some of the OLED TV offers from Currys over there so yeah.
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Nintendo Switch

One_Vurfed_Gwrx

6 months ago

@SomethingOriginal 3 never got officially localised (there is a fan translation though) and is rated quite highly. Valkyria Revolution was a spinoff that was poorly received (but I haven't played it myself).

As for localisation of this one the first news articles I saw confirmed localisation too. The official trailer being subbed supports that too.

Edit - late for the localisation comment ;)
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Beamdog may be making a new Planescape: Torment RPG

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6 months ago

I could be interested but the BG2 original expansion didn't get very good reviews so not getting my hopes up.
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