SpaceMonkey77

Action RPG Stories: The Path of Destinies is free on Steam

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Hey, thanks a lot, Spearhead Games. X^ ^X

Will look forward to playing it and watch out for the sequel.
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Fortnite and PUBG are so big, gaming headset sales are through the roof

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Great news! Turtle Beach headsets rock!

Go nuts and enjoy your gaming.
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SNK is releasing a Neo Geo Mini

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Wish they'd stuck some Rage of Dragons on there, one the Neo Geo's greatest fighting games, late in its life. Neo Geo had many other cool games many may never see or play

The whole Neo Geo library on there would do nicely but wishes aren't granted, but still a nice addition anyway. HDMI out would make this a nice present. Enjoy!
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Humble's Spring Sale is now live

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Lol. Free game? Tried but wouldn't link to my Steam account.

Never mind. The world still turns and life goes on. Enjoy, if you get your copy.
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'Going up against Fortnite and PUBG is just incredibly hard'

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Sure, it will be difficult, but this is why its best to focus on the strengths of your game, than what others are doing.

Not all can be Fortnite or PUBG, so focus on what they are unable to be. This is where the seasoned packaged method of single player story/campaign, DLC and multiplayer, works so well, be it boxed or digital. Fortnite and PUBG aren't going to have everything in their games. If its not broken, don't fix by trying to be something else. Perhaps this is also where mobile and home games start to clash somewhat, with mobile becoming bigger, some devs are no doubt looking differently at where home consoles games, with some sleepless nights, and where they will be in the years ahead. As phone/tablet tech gets better, cross format games may become the norm.

In the end, mobile games are cool, but still require a phone service with 4G and WiFi and a strong connection coverage. If you don't have such there likely isn't a single player option (some not all) like with home consoles via mobiles, let alone battery life long enough to play. These mobile games will really become much more, once 5G is firmly established in the next decade. Much for devs to think about ahead and I don't have an iPhone X, so yeah. Perspective.
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All three Banner Saga games are coming to Switch later this year

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Big Switch win! Great games from a cool dev.

No downside in buying these games.
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Monster Hunter is coming to Switch this August

SpaceMonkey77

2 weeks ago

Should go down well on Switch, which can do with more cool and solid games.

Good move, Capcom!
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PES 2019 officially announced and Coutinho is the cover star

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Late homage, but at least there's a new Pro Evo on the way.

What's in a cover title? So long as the game is solid and good fun to play.
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EA commits to March 2019 release for BioWare's Anthem

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Looking forward to it. March 2019 for Anthem. A date that will go down in infamy. X^ ^X
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At least Battlefield V isn't ditching single-player

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Sounds good. With CoD having no single player this year, its possible we might see single player options being sold to us. As extra story DLC, this is an okay idea as long as some comes with the boxed/digicode game. Not everyone has online gaming as standard.

Lol. I have never played BF1 at all, sadly, so while I like it, I missed out due to no PS4, XBX1 or PC to play on. Glad to see EA driving this series forwards well. Looking forward to hopefully playing BFV.
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Burnout Revenge is now backward compatible on Xbox One

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Much Burnout love! I'm not XBX1 blessed yet, but still play Revenge today on my 360, for a sweet single player fast Adrenalin boost.

Overall, its good to see this one get BC support, as physical copies of it are becoming harder to find as the years pass by. Xbox Live may still offer it for sale, digitally. I'll always choose Revenge over Paradise, any day of the week, as Paradise design changes, left me a bit cold, that I've barely played my 360 or PC copies. Contrast to Revenge which is single player bliss, awesome challenge and I've almost finished the entire game.

If EA plan another Burnout game, pay attention to what gamers played and what they didn't play. Much love to EA anyway. As for a Burnout trilogy of all of the previous 1-3 games? Not a bad idea.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mod aims to make Zelda the star

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

An interesting mod, that Nintendo should have a look at. Can only help sell more BotW games. Good luck with that.
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You'll need to pay Nintendo Switch's online subscription to backup your saves

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

*Nintendo Newsflash!* No Virtual Console coming to Switch! Megaton dropped!

I love Nintendo as much as the next guy and I'm glad to see Switch doing well, I truly am. However, this news has just amazed me from a technical and seasoned gamer perspective, NES, SNES, N64, GC games should be a no brainer, to run on new hardware like Switch, which is at most basic form a small handheld PC, as well as files previously sold being transferable.

No disrespect to Nintendo, personally or professionally from me. No VC means buying retro games again, with no real bells and whistles. How long will it take to get to the SNES games on sale? Good luck with that and a possible upcoming 'blue ocean' again, guys.

Overall, I still hope you do well, anyway, Nintendo. Good luck!
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SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Okay here's my take:

First the price is good for Ł20. I do think that gamers would pay a bit more to allow VoIP to be covered too, perhaps via a wireless headset, which might also melt the Switch to slag. A big win.

Game saves online is another win and long overdue. Bravo! and welcome to the future.

Lastly as for the games, I've noticed that Nintendo seem to get stuck starting with the NES games each time, than starting with the SNES games, which has a large and more varied library. A mix of NES, SNES, N64 and GC games, might be a good way to go, perhaps wih VC support. Baby steps, though. Good luck!

PS: Yesterday's news was of Nintendo perhaps going back to a Blue ocean strategy, which IMO is a very bad idea. Switch isn't Wii and they need to build on that, than force motion controls on casual/core gamers again, plus the shovel ware games that comes with that, that would have Switch dev support possibly dwindle again. Please don't repeat the mistakes of the past, Nintendo. Focus on your hardcore and don't abandon them. Good luck there too.

Secondly, there's a rumor of another Zelda game coming to Switch. This could be cool, since BotW has all of its assets complete. Great but some game variety, Nintendo. Try a new Wave Race or perhaps some new adventure game with a new cast. Still looking forward to it, anyway, but yeah, cool.
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The death of an indie store

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

The rise of digital is clear, but I can see the need for physical to co-exist with digital. At present, I'm still playing on 360 and PS3, and having not upgraded to XBX1 and PS4 yet, also my online options to Live and PSN are down at the moment too, through lack of cost and mischief of others so I can't game online. Were it not for good old game discs, in my collection, I'd not be able to enjoy some sweet offline gaming.

Over the weekend I was feeling a little blue and lonely, without much on television to watch, while in a bit of writers block. All it took to break my boredom and mundane was switching on my 360 for a dose of gaming fun. My mood changed to a greater positive after three hours with CoD Blops 2, SSFHD and SSFIV, challenging the computer AI and bots. Its great that some fun gaming can make me feel so much better, besides exercise, writing, drawing, cooking and some Netflix and chill. Long live gaming and I'll always seek to have a console to play offline as well as the expected online option. Co-existence of digital/physical, is what we'll see for the coming years, but be sure to also keep some of your older consoles offline to play, as you never know when your internet may drop out or game shops, dwindling, close.
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SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

@Faultline

You aren't wrong but I think part of the reason the U.K is feeling such more, is two fold. On one hand, you have the sad fact that many U.K retailers for the most part failed in picking up the internet shopping gauntlet that took off around 2000, thus many U.K shops closed over a period of time following decade to 2010 and on to present. Two fold is that gamers and more tech savvy nerd peoples, especially in games did best to run with online shopping for better deals, be such for retro games or modern 21st century ones. Regular retail of shoe, cloth, food and other stores, most reliant on foot fall, weren't/aren't as clued up as the nerds were, and so gradually most of them caught up onto the internet too late, as Amazon and other online shops with good deals were already there, and not the enemy some may claim to date.

Add the Euro crisis and other such world stuff into the mix and we have what we have today. Most prefer to shop online, and while this is a revolution of sorts, that comes to economies every few generations, many businesses both big and small, did not see or anticipate the impact of online shopping and the internet. Seeing Toys R Us and others disappear is not fun, but this has happened before to names and companies long forgotten to the mists of time and tide. However, like always, we humans adjust. Some businesses have adjusted well and are still around and others, mismanaged or otherwise are not, respectfully.

Would I open a business in the U.K now? Perhaps, but not one that relies heavily on traditional retail and foot fall. Anyway, I couldn't afford the costs of starting such a venture, let alone would I be given a loan to do so. Its actual cheaper and easier to start your own small business online, than it is via traditional means and that's a wonderful thing in the 21 century, to counter the closing of stores. As generations shift off this mortal coil, to more tech savvy people, and markets shift like tectonic plates, shopping online is here to stay, folks. Its sad to see bare high streets in the U.K, of empty windows unused and vacant, but what is the solution? The solution is to commiserate and dry your tears for what once was and move boldly forwards (or be left behind. Few use horse and carts, but we don't cry about it, we use cars, trains and bikes instead or walk. As is currently happening with the shift to E.Vs from combustion engine vehicles, we adjust to the better option, and speaking of cars, that segways well into what's currently happening with Ford, the car company.

A few years ago, when Elon Musk turned up and said he was going to make electric cars cool, cheaper and awesome, the entire car industry laughed at him, even many at Ford. At present, the tables have turned and the Ford company after more than 100 years are looking at pulling out of making many models of their cars, because many now see just how cool a Tesla car can be. This is a revolution shift in transport fields, when the mighty Ford are seeing their sales dropping significantly, but there's winners and losers. Ford may yet bounce back if the invest in E.V more, but Tesla making cars awesome and putting rockets into space is always going to make him and his company a cut above many out there, and so will deal with this change, as another example.

Sorry to digress. The future will be E.V cars, trucks, SUVs, buses and bikes, and we'll all be able to sit at home and focus on ordering online. Yay! Enjoy! Hey, I don't know everything, mind, correct if wrong. X^ ^X
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SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Never used them. May have seen their ads years back.

Sign of the times, sadly, especially as games go more a digital route. Even before that, perhaps these guys were not selling their wares online, as well as via footfall, a big mistake that many retailers have made, is not using the internet well.

Retro will be around yet, thanks to Retro 5, SNES mini, upcoming MD Mini and other devices, but less indies around to take advantage of that, leaves others to pick up the ever dwindingly retro pieces. Good luck to them and their staff, like all cool indie game stores have served us well.
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Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay shown for first time

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Looks good to me. Give it time as E3 will reveal more.

I also think some of gamers need to chill. Change few seek to accept. We had this before with TR when their dev team needed to change things, and DmC before that and both games turned out fine, TR soon finishing up a great reboot trilogy many doubted. Also of note God of War just came out a few weeks ago and got 9s and 10s, so us gamers don't know every thing. Sometimes devs do know their creations better, and for good reason this is why I say wait and see. As for the visual changes, I can take such as games have grown up a lot since BG&E was on GC and PS2 and after the amazing fun games Ubisoft have given us, some change is okay so have some faith, after Far Cry 3, 4, Primal, 5, Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor, Rainbow Six and the awesome ACO.
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God of War sold 3.1m copies in three days

SpaceMonkey77

3 weeks ago

Great news. Great series still doing well. Haven't played it but happy gamer peeps are enjoying it.
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Deadly Premonition dev's The Good Life has been successfully crowdfunded

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

Great news for him and his game, and I hope it does well for him. Will look forward to playing it at some point.
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The mainstream media's inevitable attack on "addictive" Fortnite has begun

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

@Krychek

Sometimes I begin to think, that some seek to make a sport of seeking to be miserable and cruel, made worse when such is projected across the internet and socials. Fortnite is a fun game, and best its on both home consoles and mobiles, so anyone can enjoy it and that's an amazing thing many games can't say. Best to join in and have some fun, than frown and drink that gripe water.
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SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

@zippie151

Well, no offense to anyone I may know or work with, but I've seen video games get bad press a lot over the years. There's reviews, previews and deeper talk of a game here and there, but rarely is this stuff valid. Everything is a danger to your life, not! Be wise and spend wisely.
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SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

I never bothered to read much of the above, EG, apologies though. This is sadly the typical headline grabbing piece that always accentuates the negative and pops up every few years to feed those not very educated of the everyday world. The real reason for this kind of stuff IMO is envious ill, for in a world where, and this part is truth, traditional tv and news papers are in big decline, while by contrast, video games have gone from strength to strength in growing popularity, economy self sustaining and generally being awesome with gamers of many backgrounds, ages and genders, enjoying their favorite game time at home or on the move.

Like many gamers, I'll be playing video games all of my life, and as with things you enjoy in peace and happy, don't let anyone seek to take such from you. I'm afraid the fears pushed are just that, in a sometimes smothering and overprotective stance some have. I await the article that says something positive, than seek to scare folks. Keep your safety checks and balances in place when gaming with other gamers and friends, near or far away and you'll be okay. Also do well to keep dark and ill politics and silly agenda like swatting and bullying, racism and sexism or other ill 'ism' nonsense, out of gaming circles.

As for Fortnite, good luck with that. Always good to see an emergent game do well.
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Here's the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

RDR2 is going to sell gangbusters like its Black Friday for a few weeks. Its been a few years since GTAV, so many will buy this baby, day one. Looks fun so good luck, R*.
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The good, bad and ugly of 45 minutes with Shadow of the Tomb Raider

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

It should do well for the last quarter of a big year for Square. Still playing the first TR game, so I've got a lot to look forward to.

While some question the changes to TR, do well to remember, change comes to those who wait and TR could have been otherwise mothballed into the vaults of dust and time. Be grateful for what we have and will soon get, to complete this trilogy of games. Good luck, Square.
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Nintendo's next smartphone game is a big surprise

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

I prefer the Persona series for a good reason. Modern and forward thinking, while it swims in high school cliches. Fun to play and great music and characters, but that's me.

Other JRPG fans will likely dig this game. Should still do well like all of Nintendo's mobile games, all of which have yet to fail, where many core Nintendo fans said or thought, that they would. Good luck, Nintendo.
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SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

Hey, Nintendo. Something new is always good. Action based like the Mana series is a win. One to watch at E3.

JRPG fans, rejoice!
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Eurogamer Q&A: What's the best reboot?

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

There have been a lot of good remakes, but its hard to remember them all at the drop of a hat. MGS, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil, Metroid and Wind Waker...too many to mention.
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SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

God of War, Tomb Raider, Legend of Zelda BotW, Mortal Kombat and recently DBZ Fighter.

All fun and awesome.
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Frostpunk sells like hot soup, shifting 250,000 copies in 66 hours

SpaceMonkey77

4 weeks ago

Always looked like a good game, and something new is always a bonus. Gamers vote with their feet and they like this chiller real time strategy killer.

Will check it out, once I have the Steam coin to do so.
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Why it's time for a PS4 Demon's Souls remake

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Not a bad idea, alongside a PC port, where it could pick up extra sales. Perhaps upgrade to Unreal 4 as a base engine. With PS5 potentially in the next 2 years, its possible and would keep a lot of fans happy.
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Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

I'm sure loot boxes will be a big topic at E3 and GDC.
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SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Changes to loot boxes incoming, real fast as it morphs into something more awesome. What will it be, instead?
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Switch hacked: unpatchable exploit is a security nightmare for Nintendo

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Well, as consoles get more technically like PC, this is expected, but Nintendo, Nvidia, Norton and Kaspersky can hash something out. Nintendo can talk to the guys who code Ubuntu and they might be able to fix any Linux issues for Nintendo's OS. Ubuntu or MS, I mean.
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SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

That's a pity, but I doubt it will dent Switch from doing well. What may happen in the end may be a W10 base to future Switch 2.0 models, similar to how the Dreamcast used a Windows CE base for its OS, way back when. Nintendo could work with MS on such, with applied security. If not MS, Norton or Kaspersky might help out if you ask them nicely, Nintendo, for options on tighter Switch security.

Good luck, Nintendo!
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Battlefield 1 monthly updates end June 2018

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

What a tour of duty! Woot! Worse still, I haven't even played BF1, so I have missed out on a classic. guess I'll look forward to the reveal of BF6. Is it BF6? I'm losing count. E3 2018 is not far away. EA will bring the BF shiny goods, once more.
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Detroit demo out today

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

This game could be the game of the month in May. Already gamers are chatting and this is over a demo. I think Detroit will be okay.

As for dev office politics, there are bound to be some as they are most male dominant places, but most devs do best to keep and air of team work and camaraderie, to spur and push to end of projects good. As more females enter game dev circles, things will work out well and better for all, or so I hope.
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Deadly Premonition developer Swery swears to find funding for The Good Life even if Kickstarter fails

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

@richarddavies

Perhaps Swery might say, ''if his KS game meets its goal, he might be able to finish a The Good Life, and get started on a ideas for Deadly Premonition 2, if that's what many of his fans want. Perhaps you should ask him on the social media and rally the DP fans to help out. Good luck!
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SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Cool for cats and dogs! Believe in what you create and it will do well. Not sure how to get the rest of help for you. Perhaps speak to a reputable publisher and they might help you get to the finish line, Swery. Good luck and glad to see you doing your own game projects, different from the norm.
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BattleTech review - long overdue turn-based spin on a strategy great

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Man, I would totally rock a Pacific Rim game in this kind of RTS mold, but sadly no one made one, which is indeed a great pity for gamers to expand on mech based awesome. Anyway, best of luck to the Battletech guys and devs. While I prefer my mechs with an eastern taste, something different and fun is always good to see.
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A new Doom movie is in the works

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Sorry, I almost forgot the Assassin Creed movie which I still haven't seen, the two Hitman movies were okay fun too, while A47 is a little too cold to drive a movie as a character, it still worked out fun. Upcoming game to movie adaption of The Division, I hope works out well. Would super still like a Splinter Cell movie.

You never know with Doom, its sci-fi plot aside. I wasn't excited for the recent Doom game, but it turned out to be really good fun, with much better design and execution than before. With good creatives on their team and cast, a new Doom movie can turn out well, and after the previous cut, we know what works well and what does not. Good luck!
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SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Well, I'm not sure what to think. It could be awesome, but let's wait and see.

Overall, its very cool to see some video game movies with some substance and getting better at last. Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, Rampage and Wreck It Ralph, are going take some beating on this front, so good luck, Doom and Universal.

What video game movies would I really like to see, that no one is talking about? Note, this is coming from me, a person who works in creative circles and is also a gamer. Splinter Cell or Syphon Filter movies would be cool, as they are largely spy action thrillers at heart, while scratching that Bond itch (while Syphon Filter is also a Sony based game). Kane and Lynch is one that's been on the cards for years, with no cigar on it yet. With the lack of good action movies, these days, I thought these would be no brain in a jar, and Kane and Lynch is crazy enough that it should work out well. Others in my game collection that might be cool movies are Dark Sector and Army of Two, but these never seem to come up, sadly. Beyond that, I don't know.

If you have video game suggests, please post here.
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God of War is a smash hit in UK chart

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Hey, I guess what goes around comes around. Good to see after Breath of the Wild and SMO, getting such high ratings. Kratos is a crazy dude, but from life to death and back again, its been a hell of a journey of growth of character and world, of the kind we rarely see, these days. Good win after Horizon Zero Dawn too.

Enjoy drinking the sweet taste of champagne, from a dead god's skull, Sony. Still not played it myself, but I'm glad that others are enjoying it. I do hope that the nice peeps over at MS, whom I also have a lot of love for, please take note of how to stick with and believe in the games you are building, from start to finished release. Make it well, no matter how long it takes and gamers will be there to show their love and support.
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Watch God of War's director discover how well critics responded

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Great video and good for him, his dev team and Sony. God Dad of War! is awesome. You are entitled to your emotions and tears of joy, dude. Such is a fine thing for all creative people, in life. Some poorer dads could learn a lot from Kratos, on how to be nice, not so nice and a good teacher of life.

I love watching the videos of GoW game play and look forward to playing it on PS4, or upcoming PS5.

Well done, Sony!
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PES loses Champions League official licence

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

As said, worry not. Pro Evo 2018 will still be fun during the 2018/19 and 2020 seasons, and by then there might a new version and renewed license, perhaps by then. All previous versions work fine on PC, XBXO and PS4, and it might not be necessary to have a new game each year, who knows for sure.

Perhaps Konami want to create something more than soccer games, which they've perfected, as EA have Fifa. Good luck, Konami! X^ ^X.
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SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Fifa does well for EA and Konami have carved a great game out of Pro Evo to date, after some blips over the years. The Pro Evo and Fifa rivalry is a great thing for soccer games. Not sure how its going to be if Konami don't renew, as few will want to make highly polished soccer games of Pro Evo's quality.

Konami lose this license and don't renew it'll be a pity for all soccer gamers and competitions. If not Konami, who else would make something as fun and polished? That only leaves EA as the only footy game in town. Good luck, Konami, anyway. I'll look to invest in the recent Pro Evo games to date, in case they disappear as I know they are fun, and Konami have done mighty well since International Superstar Soccer on N64 (yes I bought and loved those games too).
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SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

It'll likely be renewed. Worry not!
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PlatinumGames is making what looks like a spiritual successor to Ōkami

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Yeah, this looks like a winner of a game.

No news of Okami 5 in the pipe, so nice alternative and already it looks wonderful in HD and sharper visuals.

One to watch at E3 and GDC.
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Konami announced a new Castlevania game

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

Screens look pretty good. Hope it does well for them.

Have at you!
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Sources: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a single-player campaign

SpaceMonkey77

1 month ago

That's a pity, as personally I like single player on these games, as a nice distraction, especially when the internet goes down, you still have a game to play. However, if this is easier for Actiblizz and Raven, then so be it. I'm sure it'll still be fun, while Acti focus on the core series. Recommended to keep single player in though, as not every where on earth has a super fast internet, yet.

I still have CoD WW2, Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare to play anyway, so I'll be okay for a while yet, as far as single player is concerned, let alone other games to play. Good luck, Acti and Raven.
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