TonyB

Tributes paid to Ben Daglish, 1980s video game music legend who has died age 52

TonyB

2 weeks ago

@MrTomFTW That Switchblade music... I never really liked the game (the charge-up attack thing was frustrating), but I played a hell of a lot of it and thinking back it may just have been so that tune was effectively on loop.
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Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise review - a lesser Yakuza

TonyB

2 weeks ago

"It's great fun to see Ken mix up a literal storm while shouting mix mix mix immediately after telling people that martial arts aren't a party trick."

Are you sure it lacks humour?
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FIFA 19 gets its first title update

TonyB

2 weeks ago

It's now clear why he'd been keeping his helmet on - it was an attempt to disguise the fact that he was the G-Man all along.
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Rights to Street Fighter: The Movie the game and 64 other abandoned Acclaim titles snapped up

TonyB

2 weeks ago

@Rexter2k Seconded.

"But for me, it was Tuesday."
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Capcom reveals Ada Wong's new look for the Resident Evil 2 remake

TonyB

4 weeks ago

"In the original Resident Evil 2, mysterious spy Ada Wong wore a red dress and high heels."

No she didn't, in RE2 she went for the comfortable flats option, only in later games did she start going into combat in heels.
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Amazon has been busy making... an episodic Grand Tour racing game for console

TonyB

2 months ago

Tyre.
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FIFA 19 gameplay leaks online

TonyB

3 months ago

@ShauneyBee Going to the "More articles by..." link shows there's been four in the last few days, presumably because EA have spun up their marketing machine and so there's stuff to report on, one PES article the day before the first of those, and then nothing on either of them for weeks before. In other words: you're talking garbage.
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Welcome Bendix, newest member of our video team

TonyB

3 months ago

@The_B I'm similarly confused, it looks like Bedders is replying to someone, but there's just no-one there.
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Fired Guild Wars 2 writer says she was given no warning

TonyB

3 months ago

@FrozenMetalHead The customer is not, and never has been, always right. Obviously not treating customers politely or with respect is unacceptable, but when they're demanding something for whatever their problem is that doesn't match with what you've been told to do you're going to go with whatever the company's actual response to their situation is instead.
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Here's Talim in Soulcalibur 6

TonyB

3 months ago

Does the official blurb really talk about the village of a slimming-focused wind?

Edit: A quick search of other sites showing the press release suggests that yes, it does.
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Dark Souls Remastered tested on all consoles - and only one locks to 60fps

TonyB

5 months ago

@FortysixterUK I'm struggling more with the meaning of "Another unusual no-show is the moon itself on Pro and Xo, which during a boss battle with Sif, it only renders in the sky on the base consoles". Maybe there should be an "appears" after "which"? Even then the punctuation seems off.
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection review - Capcom gets this compilation (mostly) right

TonyB

5 months ago

@martinsmith According to this article it's even more awkward than you think. That character would eventually develop into Blanka.
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Wild West Online review - western MMO tragically wastes its potential

TonyB

5 months ago

Oh, and "ad finitum" means it does come to an end - less painful for me to read as I don't actually know Latin, but I've seen "ad infinitum" often enough to know that's what was intended.
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TonyB

5 months ago

@Brainflowers Oh good, someone's already said it, I was wondering if I was going to have to.
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Get four free games from Humble at the moment

TonyB

5 months ago

@JamieW I agree that it currently isn't clear enough, by the end of the second paragraph I really don't think it's obvious whether you need to be a subscriber or not. There's a lot of implicit stuff that these games are different to the rest of the trove, but nothing explicitly calls that out and it does leave things feeling a bit ambiguous. Just ending the second paragraph with something along the lines of "... but Humble have made these four free to those without a subscription too" would remove any such ambiguity.
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Summer Games Done Quick reveals full speedrun schedule for 2018

TonyB

6 months ago

@thisismatt While you're here (fifteen hours in the past), you should probably fix the title of Enter the Gungeon too.
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Hellblade wins big at the Baftas

TonyB

6 months ago

As someone who was there representing one of the nominees there were three big disappointments from the night for me (none of which was the game I was representing not winning, that was expected):

1) I didn't get to speak to Tim Schafer.
2) As far as I could tell Claudia Black wasn't there.
3) I wasn't able to inform Aoife Wilson that she appeared to be a level 2 helmet.

Admittedly 1 and 3 could probably have been resolved by more actively seeking out the respective people (and doing so may also have proved 2 to be incorrect), I couldn't hang around too long as I had to work to today and there was beef and wine that wasn't going to consume itself.
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Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered is exactly what it sounds like

TonyB

7 months ago

Now they just need to re-record the main character's lines using Spike from Buffy and the re-marster-ing will be complete.
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PlayStation VR is getting a huge price drop

TonyB

7 months ago

Hmm, ever since seeing Beat Saber I've been tempted to pick one of these up ready for it; this may be enough to tip me over the edge...
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Andy Serkis' alien Macbeth: a giddying demo of game characters from the future

TonyB

7 months ago

"One of the big new engine buzzwords wrapped up in these demos is raytracing"

Is it 1981 again? OK, it was more like 30 frames a day at the time, but calling it a "new buzzword" is somewhat comical.
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Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer launches on Switch this week

TonyB

9 months ago

My favourite game of 2015. This may persuade me to buy it again - getting it on the big screen (without faffing with my PC's cables) and having it available on the move are tempting propositions.
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The new game from the creator of QWOP is as brutal as it is brilliant

TonyB

10 months ago

It's selling Foddy a little short to say that QWOP is his "other" game. It's by far his most famous, but he's fairly prolific.
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The Shadow of the Colossus remake retains the original's clumsiness while doubling its majesty

TonyB

12 months ago

I don't think anyone's ever doubted that Shadow of the Colossus is one of the all-time greats
*raises hand*

I never got on with SotC, I tried to like it (got as far as some water-based colossus) but eventually I got so aggravated with its controls and structure that I lost interest in persevering with the boss fights and I'd stopped caring about the atmosphere and story. The awe of seeing what new creatures were to come just didn't seem worth the pain.
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David Cage on Detroit and its depiction of domestic violence

TonyB

12 months ago

@davetobin This is the key point for me, and unfortunately I think the interview missed one important question because of that: if context is so key to why this scene is important to the game as a whole, why did you/the marketing team decide to pull it out and show it to everyone without that context?
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Steam counters "review bombing" by adding time graphs to game scores

TonyB

1 year ago

@riceNpea, @Creamysmooth: Sounds like both of you would appreciate The Kingdom of Loathing's Altar of Literacy.
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TonyB

1 year ago

@TolandsRancour "Fix your grammar first then we'll talk about why your wrong."

Classic.
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Xur makes Destiny 2 debut - and he's sitting in a tree

TonyB

1 year ago

*Reads subheading*

*doffs cap to Mr. Phillips*

Perfect.
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Fatshark announces Vermintide 2

TonyB

1 year ago

@Sheetbike You forgot the Witch Hunter. As someone who mostly played him and the Ranger (who you also wrongly described as just a Dwarf), I hope you realise just how mortally offended I am right now.
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Behold Overwatch's beach-based Summer Games skins

TonyB

1 year ago

Jeffrey, I know you're the American representative, but surely to not mention the Junkrat cricket skin on a UK-based site is a sin punishable by severe sledging.
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It's time to settle the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds blue zone debate once and for all

TonyB

1 year ago

@grizzl33 This is my take on it too; you say "gas" and even though everyone knows it's clearly nonsense to suggest a gas behaves like that, everyone also immediately knows what you're referring to and gets on with it.
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The hackers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

TonyB

1 year ago

@wyp100 Excellent, we're all in agreement then. I like this thread, it's bringing everyone together.
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TonyB

1 year ago

@wyp100 What about his comments make you believe he deserves the rethink he calls for? To me (and it seems pretty much everyone else in the comments) his own quotes are still damning him. As pointed out earlier in the thread by andyhair, the key part is that he still doesn't care about the effect what he's doing has on anyone else's enjoyment, he's only out for himself. Ultimately, that's the issue people have with any cheater.
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How developers really deal with bugs

TonyB

1 year ago

@ofmana Also, if vert1go is sending bugs about shit-looking trees to programmers they're probably going "why is this art bug continuing to come back to code, is this person expecting us to manually change the look of that asset each time it's encountered in the game?"

(I'm ignoring the possibility that the game in question uses procedural tree generation, in which case fair enough.)

Edit: Damn you FuffleTheKitten, why aren't you too busy programming to reply quickly?
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Arms review

TonyB

1 year ago

@Der_tolle_Emil They do normally mention that at the top of the review when it happens though, presumably to head off comment threads like this.
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Russian YouTuber slapped with three-and-a-half year suspended sentence for playing Pokémon Go in a church

TonyB

1 year ago

@mega-gazz To be fair, if you wandered onto my property and attempted to cook bacon in the middle of my garden (and you refused to leave when asked) I'd probably call the police too. However, I would request the bacon be left behind when they ejected you.
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TumbleSeed review

TonyB

1 year ago

QWOP isn't a marathon runner, QWOP is a sprinter.
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Genji arrives in Heroes of the Storm alongside the MOBA's first Overwatch-themed map, Hanamura

TonyB

2 years ago

I'll give you that X-Strike is unlike anything he does in Overwatch, but isn't the Dragonblade here almost exactly the same as his Overwatch ultimate (not-particularly-coincidentally also called Dragonblade)?
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Watch: Johnny and Ian get doubly disappointed by Double Dragon 4

TonyB

2 years ago

@spindle9988 I'm sticking with the unedited version of the article and my image of Ian and his brother (who looks just like Ian because, y'know, I've never seen him) still dedicated to Speccy gaming while everyone else is foolishly making do with PlayStations and PCs. Also in my head: them playing the NES version together in 1909.
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TonyB

2 years ago

I know you like your classic Speccy gaming, but still getting new games for it for Christmas in 1998 is pretty impressive going.
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Controversial PC game key reseller G2A.com fights fires in Reddit AMA

TonyB

2 years ago

@SuperDannyG "I know some people will say "what about the developers", but quite frankly, tough. If it means they lose money, close down or starve to death (and all the rest of the doom scenarios), then that's their problem."

Unless you're happy that all games you'll ever play have already been made, that's not exactly a helpful attitude to take.
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Nioh review

TonyB

2 years ago

"Different attacks effect opponents differently"

They cause opponents to happen differently? What does that mean?

(Affect.)
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Fighting game community in a flap over Killer Instinct teabagging ban

TonyB

2 years ago

@Auntie_Social The fight would be over and Yorkshire Tea would be itselfbagging that Tetley almost as soon as it started.
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TonyB

2 years ago

It's possible I don't play these enough, but I don't think I'd notice that the person crouching repeatedly as I flail wildly and ineffectively was supposed to mean something. I sort-of get the professionalism argument, but I'm not convinced this is particularly meaningful without someone actively pointing it out to you, which dulls the effect a bit.
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Is being bad at games really so terrible?

TonyB

2 years ago

@fr05t That's been the case since Geoff Crammond's Formula One Grand Prix in 1992.
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Battlezone VR review

TonyB

2 years ago

@Dizzy That's fairly meaningless though as it is VR. Things get reviewed on what they are, not what they would be if you removed a fundamental aspect.
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Watch: Ian and Johnny take on Gears of War 4, Act 1

TonyB

2 years ago

@IanHigton I don't see what his problem with that is, it's the principle of the matter at stake here, not whether you could actually attend.
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TonyB

2 years ago

I'm intentionally not watching this as I want to play through it myself first, so can someone who is watching it let us know: has Johnny invited Ian to the Halloween party yet?
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Watch: Ian and Johnny play Gears of War 4 competently this time, promise

TonyB

2 years ago

With Ian's stunning powers of observation amply demonstrated by his repair tool and friendly COG tag issues, it wouldn't surprise me if Johnny has already invited him to the Halloween party and he just hasn't noticed yet.
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Watch: Ian and Johnny play Gears of War 4's Horde 3.0 mode

TonyB

2 years ago

I liked Baird. His constant frustration with everything that was going on made a lot of sense.
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice review

TonyB

2 years ago

Covering much the same ground as several people have already, but what exactly was wrong with Ace Attorney Investigations? Just like Mr. Walker in the linked review, I was bursting with happiness while playing it. I've given serious consideration to the statement in this review being a slightly clumsy veiled reference to the sequel never getting a Western release.

Also, it seems a bit churlish to complain about the series never changing and then in the same breath complain about when it tried something a bit different.
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