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Nintendo's 299 Wii U bundle includes Super Mario 3D World

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4 years ago

LOL @ 'and a hat' :)
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

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5 years ago

@JerryJerryJerry is she a prostitute?
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The story of PlayStation Home

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5 years ago

I'd have given it more of a chance if walking through every new door hadn't resulted in a tedious loading screen. Very off putting, and totally at odds with how immersive they were trying to make it.
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Editor's blog: Battlefield 4 Face-off Preview Q&A

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5 years ago

So all other sites have got their capture wrong?
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The strongest next-gen line-up from the unlikeliest source

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5 years ago

It's basically an HD Wii, so the same gen' (and roughly power) as PS3/ Xbox 360, right? Why does this article not encompass PS3 then?
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Creative Assembly's Alien FPS stars Ripley's daughter Amanda

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5 years ago

Let's guess...one alien only, so they'll build to boss fight. Ripley's decrepit daughter fighting xenomorph while wearing giant yellow Zimmer suit?
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Capcom may shed half its European staff

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5 years ago

Back in the PS2 days I used to think Capcom were the best devs ever. DMC 1 blew my mind, so I thought I'd track down other Capcom 3rd person combat games. I discovered the Onimusha series with 1 and 2. I was hooked.

I liked Capcom's style of game design so much I gave the Maximo series a punt, and although it wasn't my thing I could see how well made it was and how it deserved a fanbase. I bought RE Outbreak...struggled with it for a bit, mainly persevering because it was Capcom and at that point they could do no wrong. Then I gave Monster Hunter a go, and fell in love with it instantly.

DMC 2 was a bit naff, but good for 10 hours, never to be replayed. But DMC 3 was the best action game of that generation, perhaps of any. Onimusha 3 was a storytelling blast, Oni 4 a bit too long winded but amazing value...so much gameplay, extras, and great combat mechanics. My PSP pretty much always had a Monster Hunter game in its UMD bay...but no promised DMC or Onimusha unfortunately.

Capcom games used to have un uniquely Japanese flavour, an atmosphere and narrative style all of their own, with incredible conceptual design, especially in their bestiary art. Onimusha enemies, DMC bosses, Monster Hunter's entire menagerie. They all had a freaky vibe to them that Western games didn't really seem to be able to replicate.

Shadow of Rome was an interesting experiment...you could see the Western influences start to creep in, but nothing too worrying at that point. It was solid and still quirky enough to feel like a Capcom game. I gave it a chance because so far Capcom hadn't let me down as a gamer.

RE4 was an excellent end to the PS2 generation, with a newish coat of paint, and all the trade mark Cappers quality...and I looked forward to more of the same on PS3.

And so far...2 lack lustre DMC games, absolutely no Onimusha, no Monster Hunter 3rd HD in the West...and RE5 with its horrible controls was barely playable imho, and put me off even trying RE6.

Lost Planet seemed like a failed experiment, and all the maddening exclusivity nonsense with Dead Rising put me off parting with my money for the later games. With Capcom seemingly moving over to Microsoft and now to Nintendo, yet again with bizarre exclusivity deals such as Monster Hunter on the stagnantly selling Wii U and an early and completely wasteful MH oddity on Xbox 360 in Japan only...I don't look at them the same way anymore. I'm a PC and PSX gamer, and as such Capcom have had next to nothing to offer me this generation. They're not a developer I follow anymore, so no longer one whose new games I'm willing to try based on past pedigree. I couldn't name their most recent games, because I have ceased to think of them as a worthy object of my money.

They've managed to lose one of their biggest fans, and I can't see them winning me back any time soon. They just don't seem to be able to make sound decisions anymore.
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5 years ago

They should put all their games exclusively on Wii U, that'll do it.
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Monster Hunter Frontier G announced for PlayStation Vita

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5 years ago

A handful of people had MH on Xbox 360 and so hardly anyone plays/ played it...That didn't stop them from allying themselves for that particular weird and wasteful partnership like they have with the inert Wii U.

Since when have Capcom been known for their good decision making re MH since shifting from Sony, 3DS notwithstanding?

PS3/ Vita versions wouldn't hurt them at all. It would probably hurt Nintendo, yes, but not Capcom.
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5 years ago

@kobashi
Although the 3DS has clearly proven it has the fanbase, it isn't really the motivating force behind where Capcom put Monster Hunter these days. Otherwise why put MH on Wii U when it has such horrible sales as a piece of hardware?

The PS3 is selling healthily now and would sell even more with a new MH title. Even a new PSP title would shift more than MH on Wii U. So they really should put it on Vita if they care about sales rather than Nintendo back handers.
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5 years ago

Closer to buying a Vita now I guess, by why the hell don't they just release an HD version of MHFU 2?
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Monster Hunter 4 sells over 1.7 million retail copies in two days

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5 years ago

As a MH fan up until (and including) MHFU with hundreds of hours spent playing every version since the first PS2 version...this just frustrates the hell out of me.

Hope a viable MH rival comes out on PSX soon.
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BioWare: next-gen Dragon Age: Inquisition will have "more immersive world"

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5 years ago

Shrubberies...
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Whore of the Orient branded a "disgrace to Chinese culture"

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5 years ago

Peking Slut
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Capcom: no plans for Monster Hunter 4 on PlayStation Vita

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5 years ago

Sigh...no Monster Hunter for yet another year then. Capcom are becoming a distant memory for me.
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PlayStation Vita price drop effective Wednesday

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5 years ago

As with the PSP I need a Monster Hunter game for this device...guaranteed 300 hours plus gaming right there. Make it happen, Sony/ Capcom.
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Valve voice actor says Half-Life 3 is not in development

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5 years ago

Would have thought a tweaked version of the type of motion capture used in the Uncharted games would be good enough for this?
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Asda no longer selling Wii U consoles, games in supermarkets

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5 years ago

If a Wii U/ Monster Hunter bundle drops to the price of the game itself then I might get one.
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Aliens: Colonial Marines to get new campaign DLC

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5 years ago

This game literally depressed me about gaming in general...big build up, huge let down. Can't see this being anything other than a token release based on fulfiling obligations, and it's bound to be shit.
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Bayonetta 2 adds multiplayer, shorter hair

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5 years ago

Also comes with 'lack of desirable console' option...
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Wii U Wii U Wii U: Is it time to call an ambulance for Nintendo's console?

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5 years ago

Was at MCM Expo yesterday with my son. We played a platformer on the U where a couple of Tim Burtonesque styled kids were shinning up ropes and walled castles etc. The extra screen was being employed as a selection tool for 3 other characters who were going through their 'we're waiting' animations in the down time. It just seemed such a regression in game play, and the nod to the extra controller was lazy at best. Kind of what I expected from the Wii U tbh.

And one of the Nintendo guys on hand told me enthusiastically about its HD graphics capability over the old Wii. He was so surreally earnest that I had to remind myself that I'd been experiencing that on PS3 since March 2007.
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Microsoft reveals Xbox One, due worldwide this year

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5 years ago

Would I be alone in thinking that Xbox One is a really shitty name?
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate: Dat G-Rank - Getting the Horn

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5 years ago

17 comments...I can see why Capcom have put this on Nintendo systems only. What a system seller.
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See what Monster Hunter looks like on CryEngine 3

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5 years ago

PlayStation and PC gamer here, and a huge Monster Hunter fan. Played MH on PS2 and all the PSP versions, for hundreds of hours each...loved them. But the sad truth is I'll probably never get to play a new Monster Hunter game ever again, as I refuse to buy new hardware to play games that will run just fine on the stuff I already have, with Capcom's business decisions not making any sense these days, so it seems.
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Soul Sacrifice review

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5 years ago

Well don't hold your breath for the actual Mhunter to make an appearance. Guess this is it for now then...Doesn't look bad.
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How Lost Planet 3 has weathered the storm

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5 years ago

Capcom should make every game they produce from now on exclusive to Nintendo consoles, y'know, in order to make the most money, and sell the most units.
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Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3 spotted in retailer listing

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5 years ago

I wonder if the emphasis is on making a full blown version for PS4 but then also providing a stripped down version for PS3? It would be a good move imho. Publishing and distribution costs aside, the development costs wouldn't be as horrendous, and there may very well be a 'poster child' game, by way of straight comparison, for the improvements to be found on PS4. Those who were never going to make the leap to next gen' would be kept happy too.
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Next Xbox games run from hard drive, discs not supported post-install - report

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5 years ago

Apparently it's used game discs that causes the 360 to RROD, so this can only be a good thing!
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HMV bundles Wii U Premium and Zombi U for just 199

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5 years ago

This is still about 150 more expensive than just releasing Monster Hunter on PS3. Sort it out Capcom! Never going to buy a Wii or Wii U for your games, sorry.
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Aliens: Colonial Marines has been patched on Xbox 360, PS3

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5 years ago

"So I made a game and it was... wrong. It was a bad game, Ripley, it was a bad game..."
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5 years ago

Played half an hour of 'Bug Hunt' last night. Quite good fun, and I mean that oddly enough. The maps are cool (still red door/ green door driven, but hey) but the Blops 2 Zombie Mode has clearly influenced the flow of the action, with purchasing of unlocks/ objectives etc....and it works just as well with Aliens as the enemy. Talking of which, Aliens now actually leap about the map, stick to walls, use other surfaces, and do loads more damage in melee. Certainly now as dangerous as the Aliens in the AvsP 2010 Survivor mode. The graphics (apart from the OTT film grain) are now alot better too. I can see myself returning to A:CM again, but only for this mode. Alas too little too late though, after the deserved critical mauling the vanilla game got.
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5 years ago

@jabberwocky Sorry jabberwocky, but online is where this game lets itself down the most. The single player is bad, but at least it's mildly focused. Online is a thematic mess, and you know that the only reason the Aliens play in 3rd person and can't climb walls properly a la AvsP is because noone was clever enough/ had enough time to make it happen. At least all 3 character builds are okay in AvsP 2010. Noone in their right minds would want to play as an Alien in the mess that is A:CM. That's why they force it on you, one game in two.
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5 years ago

None of those flaws are what make this game so disappointing.

A few weeks ago, as a comparison, I played the level in AvsP 2010 where you have to hold off Aliens/ Praetorians with the help of a sentry gun on a bridge, in front of the Predator temple.

It was fecking terrifying!

Unless the patches can bring a similar level of terror/ fear/ suspense to A:CM's single player mode, then it is utterly useless, imho. Its multiplayer, with its horrible clunky 3rd person Alien mode, and forced alternating teams (I don't want to play as an Alien, EVER...thanks for asking) is beyond redemption.
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review

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5 years ago

If the Wii U continues with its piss poor sales I'm hoping Capcom eventually stop with the crazy stubborness and bring it to PS3/ Xbox.
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The Last of Us demo that comes with God of War: Ascension won't be available until two weeks before launch

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5 years ago

That's why they should work, as they're clearly an incentive. As long as they're clear that the demo is time locked (plainly, on the cover of the game) then I guess it's not as weird and as cynical as this seems. I mean, what next, trailers on a bluray that you can't watch until the movie companies allow....and no one even makes a big thing about trailers. This is an incentive or the demo would be unannounced and simply there for people to chance upon in the main game's menu.
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5 years ago

"Includes exclusive demo of The Last of Us (that you can't play for ages!)"

doesn't have quite the same ring to it. Bit of a weird one tbh, as usually if you're given something extra as an incentive you can enjoy it as soon as you get it.
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PlayStation Vita sales surge in Japan after price-cut

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5 years ago

Monster Hunter will make Vita sales even better.
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Tomb Raider: Underworld retrospective

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5 years ago

Terrible glitchy mess on PlayStation. Awful game.
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Capcom hopes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will spark a "breakthrough" in the west

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5 years ago

So they want it to crack the west and yet theyre banking on the unknown quantity that is Wii U + 3ds in order to do this? How about the tried and tested Xbox Live route, or PSN on the game's home brand of console? If this iteration of Monster Hunter fails to catch on in the West then Capcom only have their own idiocy to blame.
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate region locking to be lifted in April patch

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5 years ago

@Showmeyomoves will be getting a ps4/ Xbox 720...cheers mate.
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5 years ago

Just stop fucking around and put it on the other consoles.
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Microsoft prepping an EA partnership announcement for its next Xbox event - report

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5 years ago

Xbox, exclusive home of the microtransaction?
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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker retrospective

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5 years ago

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was the pinnacle of PSP gaming IMHO. Until the Vita gets its own bespoke version I won't be getting one. Guaranteed hours of quality 'big console' gaming.
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Saturday Soapbox: Defining PlayStation 4's games

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5 years ago

That's alot of waffle to say that the defining games on play station come later on.
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Thoughts from New York: PlayStation 4 feels less visionary than its predecessor

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5 years ago

You'd rather have hardware with esoteric innards that people could either call 'untapped' or 'lacking' depending on their allegiance?
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PlayStation 4 Press Conference Live Report

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5 years ago

I think that wee Capcom guy has momentarily forgotten his Xbox allegiance...The way he's talking you'd think that PS3 got all DLC first and that Sony consoles were stil the main/ current home of Mhunter. Bullshit.
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5 years ago

@mkreku it's called 'humour'...hehe etc. Yes, he does wear thin, eh :/
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5 years ago

Been a huge fan of KZ since 2. This looks great. Please be a launch game.
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Crysis 3 review

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5 years ago

Bought the Crysis pack in the Steam sale a while back. Played about 2 hours of Crysis 2, at top settings. What a beautiful looking game! And yet what a hollow, console like experience that got old fast. I'd accept such limited gameplay (relatively speaking) on my PS3, but not on a PC, and not with a game that looks so stunning. Is Crysis all about the graphics then? After reading this review I'd have to say yes.
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Aliens: Colonial Marines' demo looked much prettier than the final game

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5 years ago

@George-Roper George, I'm 5 hours into A@CM on PC and I am also yet to encounter any major bugs. Yes it's mediocre, yes it could have been so much better in virtually every dept, but it plays solidly with hardly any technical flaws. But don't then let yourself down by saying things like "Only Monolith could have made that game and it have been any good" when AvsP2 was linear shit with terrible A.I. and far too much scripting. Kind of like A:CM, but imho a tad worse!
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