The-Bodybuilder

EA commits to March 2019 release for BioWare's Anthem

The-Bodybuilder

2 weeks ago

@HelloNo also doesn't help it's coming out at the tail end of a change of desire for more shoot and loot gaming with nothing else.
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PES 2019 leak reveals "huge addition" of licensed leagues

The-Bodybuilder

3 weeks ago

@FASELI what a monster.
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Rampage film review - even shallower than the arcade game

The-Bodybuilder

1 month ago

@Games_Should_Be_Fun not highest paid, but highest grossing. His movies sell a lot.
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The-Bodybuilder

1 month ago

@Lorcaran don't you dare put T2 in the same bracket as this.
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The-Bodybuilder

1 month ago

" the time of predators and terminators"

And what a glorious time it was.

/doths cap
TO THE 80S.
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Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

The-Bodybuilder

1 month ago

Nice n all, but wake me up when a Dreamcast Mini is announced.
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A Vive Pro will cost Ł800, Vive reduced to Ł500

The-Bodybuilder

2 months ago

@Paul1979UK I'm not sure about 5 years, maybe 10.

A big problem is how the tech bubble and investment works. VR will need considerable investment, even when costs reduce. But with the way VCs work, if the bubble regresses just a little bit, they'll all pull out their money and go chase the newest bubble (Crypto?) meaning all the really cool projects won't get funded.

The market will take a few more years before a few investors start to get back into it. I'm guessing 10 years minimum, particularly if we get high profile failures, like with facebook (and we will).
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The-Bodybuilder

2 months ago

I'm almost certainly wrong, but it's just my observation.
I think in the tech world, the quest for "Unicornism" and high valuation has forced particular product growth to skip natural phases like it should do, before becoming truly consumer devices. I think VR is suffering from that.

If this was any other time in the 80s or 90 (as in if current VR tech was at it's current breakthrough, but operating those market growth of that time) the likely growth would've been to enter the B2B market first then B2C. Effectively, VR should be the next wave of Arcades; we should have loads of VR arcades, with games developed specifically for the Arcade experience. This would've been the market for a decade or longer, as the original arcade was, before both manufacturing and development costs would've reduced to the point whereby VR would've become more cost effective for house-hold use (plus would've given the time for the world as a whole to get used to VR games and for the industry to have time to develop unique gaming experiences catered specifically for VR), and then transitioned into home devices, just as what consoles did to the arcade (and thus killed the new arcade market in the process).

But instead the quest for billion-pound returns means this natural process has been skipped, and now they're going straight for consumer without the technology and creativity maturing first. And then what we get is.....this.
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New Shenmue 3 screenshots show more dead-eyed faces

The-Bodybuilder

3 months ago

@mega-gazz it was paid for by the fans. This is exactly what crowdfunding should be used.

As for the shots? Not as bad as it's being made out. Also someone remind EG the budget of this game please. It more comparable to Life is Strange than Horizon Zero Dawn.

Give them a break. Geeez
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Sonic the Hedgehog movie has a release date

The-Bodybuilder

3 months ago

@Paul1979UK Movie-making is a business at the end of the day. They don't need to pick a game with a great story, Hollywood is full of great script righters that can make better scripts that almost anything in gaming.

The reason why Sonic was picked was because, whether we get it or not (I certainly don't) Sonic is a license that has somehow stayed relevant and popular for almost 3 decades with every new generation, despite it being irrelevant in gaming since the Dreamcast (sonic as a license, has probably made more money than Mario, even though the latter sells more as a gaming IP, once you factor in merchandise, TV rights, etc.).

Sonic is still popular with kids, so they're obviously not making this for adults, and chances are, it will sell well to that demographic.

You may question the decision from a creative perspective, but from a business one, it's pretty much a no-brainer.
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There's a Tomb Raider Barbie doll

The-Bodybuilder

3 months ago

@Bander I can't accept that.
For one, those explanations were from the previous Barbie heads (I've watched the mini series.)

In addition, they could get it to fit on the male model dolls.
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The-Bodybuilder

3 months ago

@Wayne Why so surprised?
I was playing with Robocop and Predator toys as a kid.

Did me no harm. If it bleeds, we can kill it.
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A Plague Tale: Innocence wants to be The Last of Us with rats

The-Bodybuilder

3 months ago

@VotesForCows Considering a big black rat once tried to bite off my fingers as a kid, I will hate them forever.
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Pokémon Go rips up its Mewtwo raid rulebook

The-Bodybuilder

4 months ago

@DAN.E.B I see what you did there.
Seemed it went over people's head.
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Leeds United's new badge is so bad it looks like it's from PES

The-Bodybuilder

4 months ago

Looks like the kind of club the girlfriend to the head of a major anti-Europe party would support.
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Sonic creator Yuji Naka joins Final Fantasy maker Square Enix

The-Bodybuilder

4 months ago

@triumphofhearts Not as good as Phanzar Dragoon Saga.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fighting game for everyone

The-Bodybuilder

4 months ago

Not relevant to the game at all, but I just wanna say...
F*ck you Toei and Toriyama for Gohan exiting the tournament this weekend.

Was hoping he would go Ultra Ultimate Mystic SSJ White Rage form before he exited, ideally taking out everyone including Jiren.

That is all.
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Me, myself and UI

The-Bodybuilder

4 months ago

Not gonna lie, I totally love Microsoft's Metro/Modern UI element, at leas the 8.1 version or the Windows Phone 10 version.

Bloody better and more beautiful than the Apple array of icons these days.

But yes still hoping for something fundamentally new. UI will change was technology changes. Mouse and cursors led way to touch screen. Touchscreen will gave to make way for something. Was hoping Microsoft's AR+Kinect would bring about that Minority Report-style UI.
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Overwatch, Pokémon dominated Pornhub's most popular game characters of 2017

The-Bodybuilder

4 months ago

I mean it's all weird enough as it is, but seriously....Pikachu?
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the perfect winter pick-me-up

The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

@Ajent Try Kissanime. They have it all.
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The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

@5lectro Heh, yeah this is how I feel reading this.
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The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

@Ajent Unless you think Mickey Mouse is sh*t, haha.

It's kinda like saying it's the "War of Tanks" for gaming; the mainstream guff for anime, when it really isn't. I highly doubt Toriyama or even Toonami realised how big it would be in the West.
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The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

@riceNpea Oooooh thanks for the heads up. Just had a quick google and it looks like the whole movie is on youtube.

That's my evening sorted then, haha. Cheers.
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The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

@Ajent Well....it IS a little condescending.

I mean, I get it. Author likes the game, even though he knows nothing about it. But constantly making comments of sparking glitters and bodybuilders does kind of belittle the original source. He's basically saying the game is great, even though the source is silly and childish.

Which is fine (though not true about the source). Just kinda irks a bit coming from a fellow gamer. I mean, for many years we've had to deal with other journalists belittling gaming as "pew pews" and over-the-top grotesque murder sims for silly man-boys who hide alone in their parents basements. You'd think they'd just be a bit of understanding in that regards.

But that's just me.

Edit: Yes, yes, I'm aware of the irony of someone called "The Bodybuilder" takin issues with a writer calling characters space bodybuilders. Ironically enough, I'm a 1st Dan blackbelt in kyokushin full-contact karate and the biggest motivator for me as a youngster to get into martial arts and to keep disciplining myself to take it seriously, improve and compete was in fact DragonballZ.
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Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

The problem with Kinect was that it's not great with games. Has huge applications in other fields; from science, to business to medicine. Works great with MS's AR thingy.

As is often the case with large multi-billion dollar corps is that they only want the billion dollar B2C markets, rather then slowly taking the available B2B markets (because shareholders won't allow it).

MS should've pivoted Kinect for the use in other industries where it's found its home (they're still supporting those industries, but you can tell it's an after-thought and they'll likely just license it off to someone else). With that, they could've made further updates; a Kinect with 4K camera, 200fps etc. would have so many uses in different fields (I'm a sports biomechanist, so it's application is obvious), but they've given up.

Then in the future, when Apple make it a success, Microsoft (the new leaders) will look back and mourn.
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Retro-bit's Sega deal has us fantasising about a Dreamcast mini

The-Bodybuilder

5 months ago

@tjtjtj You missed out Virtua Tennis 1 & 2.
I know it's not a legendary game, but I'd add Rival Schools, Alien Front Online and Outrigger to the list.
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Streamer goes viral after broadcasting UFC pay-per-view while pretending to play UFC video game

The-Bodybuilder

6 months ago

Anyone who thinks he'll get a slap on the wrist, clearly doesn't know much about Dana White.

That dude would rather spend money on fake snow in Vegas than pay his fighters well. He's gonna personally make twitch account and abuse the kid himself and threaten him on Xbox Live and all over gaming networks.
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Disney says free-to-play action-RPG Marvel Heroes is shutting down

The-Bodybuilder

6 months ago

@jonbwfc Spare me.
Have you ever ran a business? Or been so invested in the survival of a company?
Those people didn't work so many hours for the sake of it, they did it because they believed in the company and didn't want it to go down. They did it for survival, and to keep the company alive.

Sometimes it works out, and the whole team celebrates. Sometimes, like here, it doesn't.

But some of you live in this bubble whereby all jobs for all companies are secure and you just clock in 9-5 and get your paycheck with no risk. This is the reality of business, and it sucks.

There are a lot of c*nt executives in the world and in business especially, but there's nothing this exec said that isn't disingenuous. He's basically saying everyone tried to save it, but it's not the fault of the frontliners, who also tried just as hard.
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The Dragon Ball Fighterz story mode looks like it will do the anime justice

The-Bodybuilder

7 months ago

@Cyber6 Super is....well its no Attack on Titan, that's for sure.
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The-Bodybuilder

7 months ago

@Cyber6 Also helps that it's one of the few series with actual growing.
In Dragonball, Goku was a 4 year old and grew to become a man. He became a young man with a young son of 4 and by the end of Z, we see Gohan go from kid to pre-teen to teen to young adult to man. Now in Super Goku is a grand father.
Also displayed a lot of morals, Budo martial arts virtue, and emphasis on having an absolute mental willpower to overcome. Then there's the character developments of guys like Vegeta. Shoot, DBZ got me into kickboxing.

Oh and ofcourse, the epic super Saiyan transformation and Freeza battle was just epic for it's time.
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Gran Turismo Sport fixes the series' racing - but at what cost?

The-Bodybuilder

7 months ago

@cause_of_chaos MSR/PGR is still and forever will be, my fav racing game series.
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The-Bodybuilder

7 months ago

In short, clatter into another car, career off the track or collide with the scenery and that score will plummet. Keep it clean, and you'll have a better safety rating
Back in my days, we called it "Kudos" points.
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FIFA 18 review

The-Bodybuilder

8 months ago

"Well, FIFA is Spurs this year"

And what do we think of Spurs?
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Sitting down with Shenmue 3 and Yu Suzuki

The-Bodybuilder

9 months ago

@87th I always kinda saw the controls as driving a car on a bad anyways.

But I'm just glad I get the opportunity to play Shenmue 3, so the weight of expectation doesn't bother me.
On a basic level, just having an adventure game focused on martial arts is enough to make Shenmue 3 different, considering almost all current action adventure titles focus on weapons (either melee or guns).
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FIFA 18 career mode has cutscenes and a conversation wheel

The-Bodybuilder

9 months ago

My first go will be to be Wenger and sell off all the StatDNA players just to prove a point.
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The-Bodybuilder

9 months ago

@onyxbox Drinkwater simulator?
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Modern N64 controller a Kickstarter success

The-Bodybuilder

10 months ago

@slammers mate, the Dreamcast pad was awesome.
Standardised proper analogue triggers done well, and the VMUs were still awesome yet under-utilised.

NEVER SPEAK ILL OF THE DREAMCAST.
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Mass Effect Andromeda studio BioWare Montreal will be absorbed by EA Motive

The-Bodybuilder

10 months ago

Hate the ending or not, I always felt it was best left as a Trilogy anyways.

Not every game should be turned into a long-running "franchise".
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Controversial sex game House Party back on Steam with censor bars

The-Bodybuilder

10 months ago

@super-eve How far is being a good thing? Is peado sims now okay because it allows people to "live out their fantasies in a safe environment"?
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The-Bodybuilder

10 months ago

@finchy64 When he was trapped in the closet.

Had a lot of time for development.
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Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

The-Bodybuilder

11 months ago

Shenmue SHOULD be a given, but you just never know with Sega. I can't wait for the Dreamcast phase. So many classics. My personal opinion, but I regard the DC as the pinnacle point of when gaming was all about being as creative as possible with limited tech, and when modern 3D tech came around and Dev costs spiralled and publishers became more risk averse. Basically Sega entered the Dreamcast, with all that modern tech with an old school mentality of just being as creative as possible. The time before was creative but limited in Tech, and the time after has seen more powerful tech but limited creativity.

But outside of Shenmue, the one game I do want to know if it will ever see the light of day again is Panzar Dragoon Saga.
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Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter needs Ł700k in seven hours

The-Bodybuilder

11 months ago

@Lankysi Probsbly because the PR firm they work with reached out to EG.

Usually how it works.
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Extinction looks like a solid Attack on Titan clone in its gameplay reveal

The-Bodybuilder

11 months ago

@A2X yeah, same.
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Ubisoft reveals new pirate game Skull & Bones

The-Bodybuilder

12 months ago

So....,is there single player or nah?
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Three-part Life is Strange prequel confirmed

The-Bodybuilder

12 months ago

Still need to finish the original.
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Nokia 3310 relaunched today with new version of Snake

The-Bodybuilder

1 year ago

Perfect trap phone.
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Gears of War movie is still go, gets Avatar screenwriter

The-Bodybuilder

1 year ago

'Okay, it's got to be completely 100 per cent faithful to the game canon,' or the story of the game, what's going to end up happening is it's not going to be the best movie.
Normally I would have issues with this, but lets be honest, GoW wasn't known for it's story telling was it?

It's probably the smart move.
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Alan Wake developer's next game gathers pace

The-Bodybuilder

1 year ago

" So, like an Alan Wake 2, but not Alan Wake 2."

Quantum Break?
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Halo 5's lack of Master Chief was a "huge disappointment", 343 admits

The-Bodybuilder

1 year ago

@rarefu agreed. No matter how good a digger a may be, if a wellie empty, it's empty.

The fact MS are so dependant on last gen IP and not developing anything new is exactly why, after skipping 2 generations of Sony, in back with a PS4 (hate the controller, mind).

Was so disappointed when MS set up Black Tusk, had them cancel an interesting looking new IP to develop more Gears. /rolleyes
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The-Bodybuilder

1 year ago

Personally I just think the franchise is suffering from franchise fatigue and a general over-familiarity and oversaturation of FPS shooters (usually the COD mode) dulling the senses and the experience of what made Halo unique.

Coupled with a story that seems to have ran its course and is now dependant on folklore and people reading up on extra materials, doesn't give it much of a chance.

Then on top you have a new enemy threat that is fundamentally from a design perspective simply not as good and as fun as the covenant, just seems the series hasn't gotten space to grow and develop.

Maybe it's just time to give it a bit of an indefinite break.
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