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Grim Fandango Remastered review

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3 years ago

In the original, there was a room, maybe two rooms, somewhere pretty close to the end of the game where I think the game both crashed and corrupted the latest save game and I think this happened to me something like three times before I got past it. Did this happen to anybody else?
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Angry Birds developer lays off 110 staff, closes studio

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3 years ago

@RawShark To be fair, I'm sure the price point and everything else was down to the publisher, and not Rovio. Wasn't it EA?
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Remember Sierra? Looks like it's coming back

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4 years ago

Space Quest: the FPS! Roger Wilco as a burly space marine!
Police Quest: The FPS!
And so on...
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Remembering Rick Dangerous, the original tomb raider

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4 years ago

@feralningen What about Shamus Case II? Didn't that come out before either ?
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The Xbox One updates keep on coming

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4 years ago

@shinmegami1 While I seriously doubt the suggestion that the PS4 is doing worse than the WiiU, it is generally accepted that vgchartz pulls their numbers out of their arses.
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The resurrection of Elite: Braben talks Dangerous

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4 years ago

@Sabreman64 Yeah, realistic physics and Elite just don't go well together. Anybody remember Federation of Free Traders? The game was supposed to be the "Elite-killer" on the Amiga and ST, and due to the realism the fights were you versus dots in the distance that occasionally zoomed past you too fast for you to do anything. Which is probably a more realistic portrayal of battles between near-lightspeed capable crafts, but annpying and boring as fuck.
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Music school teacher behind "deaf" Onimusha composer revealed

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4 years ago

Makes you wonder did he ever compose anything, or did he just buy compositions from somebody else before Niigaki, doesn't it?
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Broken Age's fuzzy, pixelated Retro Mode discovered

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4 years ago

@DanSmith09 For a game that's already bought and paid for by most of the potential audience and that is expecting an insignificant amount of Day One purchases, what would be a valid reason? Expecting bad reviews certainly would make no sense since bad reviews on day one versus bad reviews on day ten versus bad reviews on day minus ten would basically amount to the exact same thing.
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Ubisoft is developing Tetris for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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4 years ago

Cannot wait for the Digital Foundry face-off!
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Airtight Games' Ouya-exclusive Soul Fjord due this month

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4 years ago

I loved Portal and Quantum Conundrum, so I would be willing to give this a try. But obviously I'll have to wait the six months or whatever length exclusivity Ouya paid them for.
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Beyond: Two Souls sold over a million copies worldwide

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4 years ago

A million copies sounds like a healthy amount sold, but with the budgets of today it's probably still far from profitable. Which doesn't mean it didn't meet sales expectations, with exclusives the main purpose is to sell consoles.
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Fallout 4 hoaxer: website designed to troll, force Bethesda's hand

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4 years ago

@Spong I wouldn't say that it is bad, but it is certainly stupid. Bethesda is/will be spending dozens of millions of dollars on developing this game, and he's expecting them to change their PR plans for the game because of a fake website.
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4 years ago

@Lonewolf2002 Why would they have hurried? They got some free hype for a game they will almost certainly be releasing in the not-too distant future.
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Fighter Within review

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4 years ago

@Dhruun I believe censoring so many words was done intentionally for comedic effect. Have you ever seen Jesus spelled as "J****" before?
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Activision is "exploring ways" to resurrect Crash Bandicoot

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4 years ago

Crash will be resurrected as a burly space marine.He will fight zombies in a massively multiplayer farming simulator.
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Xbox One TV integration suffers noticeable judder in UK

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4 years ago

I cannot believe they didn't give this a thought before launch. Or they did and just decided that since it's Europe, it's not important.
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No plans for Killzone Shadow Fall 3D support

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4 years ago

@Daniel_Spencer Yeah. With movies it is perfectly acceptable to complain if a movie you want to see is only available in 3D. But when you're at home and the 3D effect can be turned off at the touch of a button (or a couple of buttons), there's no harm to anyone.
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4 years ago

Without even going into whether 3D is any good, I'm sure Sony has statistics from PS3 3D games, and the percentage of users who played the games in 3D mode was tiny.
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What the hell is that?

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4 years ago

Deadly Premonition elicited many "what the hell is that?"-type expressions. So I'm hoping the new Swery game will do the same, though I've yet to be sold on this new console generation.
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes to miss the Xbox One launch

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4 years ago

Where can I get some of these intriguing Japanese porno sims?
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Killzone Shadow Fall review

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4 years ago

Good news about the controller. I hope other FPSs for the PS4 handle as well. Not that I've been suffering when playing FPSs on the PS3.
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Ex-Microsoft director Adam Orth discusses Xbox One #dealwithit controversy

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5 years ago

You know, when this controversy first blew up, I never referenced one of my favourite albums from my teen years, 'Dealing with it' by D.R.I.
So here you go, enjoy! (If you're into 80s hardcore punk, that is)
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Beyond: Two Souls review

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5 years ago

@jimmyhill11 It might have deserved more, but I would still call 8/10 a good score. Obviously many people who posted in the Uncharted 3 review thread would disagree with me, so I suppose it's debatable.
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5 years ago

@diegodíazguerra Does Gamespot ever give bad reviews to hyped games? Well, after Kane & Lynch, that is...
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5 years ago

Not enough pixels then?
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Well-timed Valve leak reveals Half-Life 3 development teams

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5 years ago

Surely this just confirms that Half-Life is not in active development? Which we already kinda knew.
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Sony confirms Beyond censored in Europe

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5 years ago

@photoboy To avoid spoilers?
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Double Fine's The Cave confirmed for iOS launch

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5 years ago

Ahem. "For those who missed The Cave's release on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and WiiU earlier this year", if you don't mind.
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Crytek boss discusses Xbox One exclusive Ryse's 900p resolution

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5 years ago

Sorry guys, but half the polygons = half the emotion, regardless of the resolution and effects and what have you. That's just how it goes.
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D4 looks like the first game to be truly better with Kinect

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5 years ago

This could be a system seller. For me.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 review

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5 years ago

Now don't hate me but I was kinda hoping for an 8/10 score for the hilarious shitstorm that would have been inevitable.
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Uwe Boll launches Kickstarter for Postal 2 film

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5 years ago

I have to admit I've never seen an Uwe Boll movie, nor do I intend to. But he is quite the entertainer out here, online, in interviews, boxing matches and so on. So I could almost see myself funding this just for the lulz. Almost.
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Xbox One FIFA bundle was not a reaction to E3 criticism

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5 years ago

@darrengreer There are people who only use their console to play the latest FIFA and/or Call of Duty. Call them casuals or non-gamers or whatever, but this could lure more of them to the Xbone.
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5 years ago

Makes sense. I mean if it was down to MS, I could believe a last-second scramble too woo the masses, but this EA and FIFA. FIFA is one of the biggest franchises in gaming, and you don't just decide to bundle it with a new console on a whim because your console pre-launch PR campaign has been a bit of a mess.
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Whisper it, but Xbox One is finding its stride

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5 years ago

This next gen has turned into a big "meh" for me so far. The main selling point of the PS4 was that it is not the Xbox One, but neither is the Xbox One any longer. So now we have two largely identical consoles, neither of which is the X-Bone 1.0, and...?
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Here is your regular Last Guardian update

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5 years ago

Half-Life 3: The Last Guardian.
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PlayStation 4 controllers also available in red and blue

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5 years ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the suggested retail price for official 360 & PS3 controllers in the same ballpark until pretty recently? Not many retailers sold them at that price, and probably most won't be selling these and the X-Bone controllers at that price either.
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Xbox One delayed until 2014 in eight countries

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5 years ago

So how many people do you reckon would have to complain about this for them to pull another 180?
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Star Citizen raises an astronomical $15 million

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5 years ago

@Spuzzell While I do agree with what you're going for, you can't really equate the amount of keyboard shortcuts with game complexity. I mean take the old Ultima games, they had a function for every key on the keyboard, yet most of those things could have been accomplished more smoothly with a rudimentary menu system.
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5 years ago

I'm not trying to jinx this project or anything, but when was the last time Chris Roberts released a game? One of the Wing Commander games when he was still at Origin? AAA game development has changed a lot since those days, I hope he knows what he's doing.
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UK chart: Minecraft blocks Pikmin 3 from top spot

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5 years ago

@jetsetwillie To be fair, the critical reception for ZombiU was extremely mixed, politely put. I personally enjoyed the hell out of it, but it go probably more bad reviews than good ones.
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Eidos Montreal founder Stephane D'Astous resigns over "irreconcilable" differences with Square Enix

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5 years ago

@Beggora And still nowhere near profitable, probably. Due to humongous development and marketing budgets, obviously. 5 million sales is pretty awesome for a game that's not a first person shooter.
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Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded review

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5 years ago

@8bitMofo It was quite hilarious how many of the questions were about American sports I knew next to nothing about. Fortunately there weren't that many different questions. Their motivation was probably more to show they're trying to prevent kids from playing the game than being successful at it.
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5 years ago

@sfg Yeah, that probably came out sounding a bit too harsh. I don't think the game is defined by racism or sexism, I meant that they're elements that are there. Well, sexism is kind of what defines Larry games, though whether it is poking fun at it or enjoying it is a different matter.
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5 years ago

@twot Sorry, I don't play with trolls.
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5 years ago

@sfg Well, it is a sexist, racist game. Not that I'm offended, or was offended all those years ago. But I do think that's certainly worth discussing in a review for the benefit of those who aren't familiar with the game. And isn't that who reviews are aimed towards? Not the people who are already familiar with the subject and who have made up their minds already.
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5 years ago

Being one of the people who actually paid full price for this game when it came out, I'd like to point out that I, and everybody else who'd done the same that I talked to, felt short-changed. It was ridiculously short for a Sierra adventure game, one afternoon was all it took to complete, even with the half-assed padding attempts. Now, if you played a cracked pirate copy for free, your memories of this game might be more favourable, but Leisure Suit Larry was a rip-off the day it was released, so you people "defending" this cynical cash-in remake of a cynical cash-in are completely clueless.
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Putt-Putt sues Mojang over user-generated maps

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5 years ago

Somebody needs to spray paint "Minecraft" on the side of a Putt Putt miniature golf course and Mojang can sue them right back...
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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn isn't coming to Xbox due to Microsoft not allowing cross-platform play

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5 years ago

So now we just need to kick up a stink on social media and Microsoft will make another 180 degree turn on this policy too, right?
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The Last of Us review

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5 years ago

Bloody hell! They concentrated on gameplay? That is great news indeed. Is it too late to send David Cage to intern at Naughty Dog?
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