Rangerwave

Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression overhaul finally revealed

Rangerwave

1 month ago

Too little, too late for me. Desperately wanted to like and defend this game, but progression is a convoluted mess and I'm not convinced this will solve the issue. Everyone I know has already abandoned the game for others. I doubt I'll pick it up again off my shelf.
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Nintendo confirms Mario movie

Rangerwave

3 months ago

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The year in loot boxes

Rangerwave

4 months ago

The argument about "spiraling game costs" just doesn't hold much water. Video game prices have been static for a decade, but the profits from video games are at an all time high. It's about profits.

Having said all that, I personally had no problem with the Season Pass model. You could at least choose whether or not you wanted to buy it. Sometimes I did, oftentimes I didn't.
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Metro Exodus out autumn 2018

Rangerwave

5 months ago

I'm a bit disappointed they've gone down the open world route. I hope the excellent story telling isn't lost in a lot of shoehorned side missions or grinding.
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Detroit's latest trailer features Kara and domestic abuse

Rangerwave

6 months ago

@tmcd35 Aye, it's why I've avoided watching anything other than the first trailer last year. I've stopped doing it with all cinematic games now - though given the studios seem to be giving up on them, there's less to dodge.
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EA has shut down Visceral Games

Rangerwave

6 months ago

For God sake. Open world with unlockable towers and loot crates. I'm so done with gaming.
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Sony's Norse God of War reboot a handsome brute in new footage

Rangerwave

10 months ago

@minky-kong They either don't realise, or don't care, that a large proportion of gamers are not grinders who want to sit online or spend hours finding berries or crafting weapons. I've been a gamer all my life, but I'm now 27 years old working a pretty frantic full time job. So I like to have a focused, single player campaign with good story telling.
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Rangerwave

10 months ago

I just hope they don't go down the route of forcing an open world Ubi-Soft style map, or going down the Horizon Zero Dawn route. People complaining about cinematics confuse me, story driven games are becoming harder and harder to come by for people like me who just like a good linear narrative. Instead, it's becoming watered down in the world of ever increasing open world games where story missions are miles and miles apart, and the narrative impact is lost amidst the need to level up, craft and grind on side missions.
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A new look at Quantic Dream's PS4 game Detroit

Rangerwave

10 months ago

Don't understand the cynicism from Robert. David Cage hate is so boring.
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Face-Off: Titanfall on Xbox 360

Rangerwave

4 years ago

dat screen tear
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Crytek's F2P shooter Warface live on Monday

Rangerwave

5 years ago

Glad to see Crytek got Alan Partridge to name the title.
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Tory MP accuses HMV of theft after it makes 100m-worth of vouchers worthless

Rangerwave

5 years ago

Wow, the dicks have certainly appeared on here. Yes, damn those unsuspecting people who spent their hard earned money on a product that was being sold at the time. Of course it's their fault for not subscribing to Amazon Prime so that they could get the latest release in free next day delivery, it all makes sense now.

No wonder people hate gamers sometimes.
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Sony debuts its cross-controller support with LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC next week

Rangerwave

5 years ago

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BioShock Infinite box art intended to entice "uninformed" frat guy types

Rangerwave

5 years ago

look at this girl Elizabeth on the back
Ermergerd, a girl. Must buy.
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Could The Phantom Pain be the new Metal Gear Solid?

Rangerwave

5 years ago

The has 3 letters. The phantom pain has 3 words. Phantom pain is 3 syllables. Half-Life 3 confirmed.
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Wii U GamePad mic won't support voice-chat

Rangerwave

6 years ago

All aboard the nopetrain.
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FIFA 13 cover has Lionel Messi and... Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Hart

Rangerwave

6 years ago

Damn it, and there was I hoping for it to be Saddam Hussein...
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Mass Effect 3's upcoming single-player DLC detailed

Rangerwave

6 years ago

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PS3 BBC Sports App goes HD as Olympics kick off

Rangerwave

6 years ago

@superted1974 No. It wouldn't.
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Rangerwave

6 years ago

Given that the licence fee costs households 2.50 a week, I'm happy for them to continue to invest in innovation and widening access to their content.
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Nintendo 3DS XL First Impressions

Rangerwave

6 years ago

donlan pls
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Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut info leaks - report

Rangerwave

6 years ago

The way I feel about this is the way I feel about the Dark Tower books. The way I look at it, Dark Tower (and Mass Effect) were all about the journey. I'm not convinced the ending would ever have satisfied everyone.
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Crystal Dynamics: "Lara's never really had a personality"

Rangerwave

6 years ago

@Darksouls13 Are you implying that somehow female characters cannot be "developed"? Whatever you think of Metroid: Other M, giving Samus some story was not a bad thing. Lara, also, needs a compelling raison d'etre, and I am looking forward to Square's direction.
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Nintendo's E3 2012 Conference

Rangerwave

6 years ago

Well....that was dreadful.
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Sony patents method to interrupt your gaming with an ad

Rangerwave

6 years ago

4/6 This is an advert. Click next to continue.
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Scared soldiers in new Aliens: Colonial Marines gameplay trailer

Rangerwave

6 years ago

These people are here to develop games for you. They're developers.

It won't make any difference.
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French presidential candidate hides Konami code in campaign website

Rangerwave

6 years ago

In the Irish general election last year, the Fine Gael party had a flash game on their website, that let you play as Enda Kenny and beat up other leaders of Irish political parties.
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GAME Ireland staff launch sit-in protest over redundancies

Rangerwave

6 years ago

Wow, talk about the cold shoulder. Whatever the technicalities of employment law, or whether or not you actually liked Game, these are people who are now unemployed, who have rent to pay, bills to pay, possibly a family to support. So much for the solidarity of the "gaming community". I think it's disgusting that there isn't a legislative framework in place that gives compensation or redundancy pay. Maybe that's because I'm a naive socialist, or maybe it's just because I, y'know, actually have a heart.
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PS3 Epic Mickey 2 supports Move

Rangerwave

6 years ago

I loved the original. Yes it was flawed, but it had a charm that I often think is lost in video games when we're busy shooting Russians and anonymous peoples of Middle Eastern descent in the face. Plus I loved some of the nostalgia that the developers clearly have for the Disney franchise, as a geek of Disney, I shared in it.
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Assassin's Creed 3 trailer: blow-by-blow analysis

Rangerwave

6 years ago

All this complaining about how the Americans can't handle being the bad guys from a British forum that can't handle being the bad guys. I am British, by the way, but I wonder if we're actually mature enough to handle being portrayed as anything other than Pryce and Soap.

We have to remember, if we're going to break this down into a childish good guys/bad guys dichotomy, we were very much the bad guys in the Revolutionary War. The Boston Massacre, the Intolerable Acts, taxation without representation, forcing the war debts of the French and Indian Wars onto the Colonies - these aren't actions I'm particularly proud of. But in any case, I think it would be unwise to meander so unnecessarily into this dichotomy.

tl;dr - stop complaining. It's history.
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Official Assassin's Creed 3 box art confirms American Revolution setting

Rangerwave

6 years ago

@WinterSnowblind But that suggests that somehow the Ezio trilogy was somehow pro-Florentine? The usage of the imagery, I'm guessing, is little more than a pasquinade to set the scene.

EDIT: In any case, the American revolutionaries were awesome. I'll be happy to scalp some Redcoat imperialists in the name of freedom (I saw this as an Englishman).
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Rangerwave

6 years ago

People complaining about fighting the British obviously ignore the first Assassin's Creed where the Crusaders were English. I can't wait for this game, it's an era that fascinates me and I don't think has ever been done in a video game before (certainly not in recent history).
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Binary Domain Review

Rangerwave

6 years ago

@binster I wouldn't wish to decry fellow bargain hunters.... ;)
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Rangerwave

6 years ago

Am I the only one somewhat bothered by the fact that the "I can't believe people only buy COD and no other games" crowd are also the same ones who say "I'll pick this up, but later, when it's cheaper and inevitably crashed out of the charts".

I'll be buying this today. I know it's probably not a perfect game, but it looks very promising, really enjoyed the demo, and hope to support new and original IP.
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Skyrim success motivates Remedy to stick with story-heavy games

Rangerwave

6 years ago

Perhaps what he was getting at was single-player driven games. You've seen it a lot over the last few years, devs emphasing the social over the local. Take EA and their approach to multiplayer and "shared experience", they argue it's like keeping the sea out with a mop. Games like Skyrim, not that it's one I particularly enjoyed myself, are at least bucking the trend, and I suspect there's something important in that message.
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Japan chart: Strong debuts for Binary Domain, Theatrhythm

Rangerwave

6 years ago

When can we expect a review of Binary Domain, EG?
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London riots PSP student mugger faces "long prison sentence"

Rangerwave

6 years ago

Hope he has a PSP to take to prison with him...
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The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 enhancements trailer

Rangerwave

6 years ago

y u no ps3?
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Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS stand coming to UK

Rangerwave

6 years ago

@RawShark - it frees up your hands insofar as you're not having to balance the back of the 3DS unit with the back of your left hand, which is what you had to do with the old DS stylus intensive games like Metroid Prime Hunters. To the extent that you no longer have to do that, I can see what he means by freeing up your hands. Does this mean I think it's ideal? No, but it's one way to play, I guess.
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Skyrim is UK Christmas 2011 number one

Rangerwave

6 years ago

I'm genuinely interested as to whether or not this was boosted by the Game/Gamestation loss leader price cut to 22.49? It was certainly the reason I bought it - I had planned to hold out longer into the New Year so to get it properly patched, but it was such an attractive price I couldn't say no. I can't be alone in that decision, surely?
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Final Fantasy Type-0 sequel in the works

Rangerwave

6 years ago

In other news, Square to announce sequel to unreleased game Final Fantasy Versus 13.
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WWE All Stars 3DS footage unveiled

Rangerwave

7 years ago

Jesus. What you see what Capcom can make the 3DS do, these graphics are frankly offensive.
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Aliens: Infestation DS trailer

Rangerwave

7 years ago

Out now for Game Boy Advance...
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Disney planning Epic Mickey 2 - report

Rangerwave

7 years ago

I actually really liked the original. Sure, it was frustrating at times, and there were a couple of levels with really bad game design, but on the whole I enjoyed the whole experience, and I can't fault the developer for trying an art style that was a bit more original for a change.
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Slow sales delay Natsume's 3DS games

Rangerwave

7 years ago

Unstoppable force. Immovable object.
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Why Microsoft won't publish PSN firsts

Rangerwave

7 years ago

This is what concerns me about an "all-digital" future. As far as I can see, there is little regulation in the digital space for consumers to not be the mercy of the monopoly. Anti-trust legislation is seeming in its infancy in this area.
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DMC Devil May Cry

Rangerwave

7 years ago

This faux-outrage is rather reminiscent of the recent "squabble" over a single screenshot of the Dark Knight Rises, which shows Tom Hardy's Bane in a coat - indeed, those same people threw a strop when Heath Ledger was offered the role of Joker in the Dark Knight.

A haircut is not going to determine whether or not this game is good, just like a coat is not going to determine whether or not a film is good.
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3DS price cut sees Japanese sales soar

Rangerwave

7 years ago

It really is ludicrous that Kid Icarus is delayed in Europe until after Christmas...
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Kim Jong-il grabs $6m from gold farming

Rangerwave

7 years ago

Weapons of Mass-Multiplayer Destruction?
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Saturday Soapbox: Nintendo's creative decline

Rangerwave

7 years ago

I can remember defending the Wii back when it was just a picture of the Wii Remote, and there was a lot of dislike for it then. I thought that, for example, a game like Rome Total War would be brilliant with the Wii Remote, as you could use it as a pointer. Unfortunately, it seems that those kind of approaches, eschewing unnecessary 'innovations' (ie. waggle), for an input device were ignore, and instead we ended up with games that were either butchered because of appalling controls (a la Twilight Princess) or that simply ignored them altogether (NSMW, Donkey Kong Country, even Mario Galaxy etc.).

It's such a shame that the creativity just disappeared. The question is, do I hold out for the Wii U in the hope that they start taking some risks again, and come up with some new, interesting content?
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