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Lumines Remastered will turn your Switch JoyCons into trance vibrators

eminusx

1 month ago

Oh yes! Lumines was awesome, I never thought i'd like the rythm action type games, but this sucked me in bi time...brilliant
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Relic leaves Dawn of War 3 behind as it moves on to new projects

eminusx

2 months ago

its likely they'll chalk its failure down to a lack of interest in the W40k universe rather than ignoring their fanbases concerns resulting in a misguided foray into unwanted areas
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Legendary cover artist Bob Wakelin passes away

eminusx

3 months ago

what a proper legend! RIP good sir, thanks for the memories and countless hours of trying (in vain) to mimick your unique art style.

in particular this
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A voice from the past

eminusx

3 months ago

also, great article Ian. Im from the same era (mid-late seventies child) so love reading articles like this, the 80s and 90s were a great time to grow up, a time of enormous change, the birth of the digital age....they felt almost like the last decades to have a clearly distinct 'character' of their own like the 60s and 70s had, it seems like the decades since all blur into one stylistically, but that might just be a remnant of 90s excess

great article.
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eminusx

3 months ago

big up the Boglin massive!! wooooot
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Nintendo fans spent all of last night waiting on a Direct announcement

eminusx

3 months ago

Dark Souls remaster for SWITCH incoming.....
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Here's the first in-game footage of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' new desert map

eminusx

4 months ago

this is great, but are they gonna do anything about the vast swathes of cheaters currently ruining the first map on pc?
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Dawn of War 3 is brutal, beautiful, and inconsistently brilliant

eminusx

1 year ago

part of the charm of DoW2 was setting up ambushes using cover, using the environment in battle, it created a really fun playstyle....more about setting up tactical positions.
Ive watched a tonne of videos of Dow3 now and the environments are far too open, hardly any cover, so the playstyle now seems to be more about everybody swarming the spot and laying down a constant stream of fire.

The Environments seem a quite sterile and featureless also. . . quite disappointing.
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A glimpse of VR's infinite canvas

eminusx

1 year ago

one virtue of 'art' is that in its traditional forms it is set in stone, its eternal, never-changing. If gaming ever hopes to achieve a similar status, not that it should ever aspire to anything else, it should try to leverage its single redeeming characteristic, that is IS ever-changing.
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Pewdiepie hits 50m subscribers, claims he'll delete channel today

eminusx

1 year ago

@zeroy maybe he just grew up a bit, it happens, all those stupid things you did or things you once stood for were really just a bit meaningless or contrived.
Im glad he's grown up, im not a fan but i dont begrudge him anything, he found a niche and did well to exploit it, fair play
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Watch: Ian introduces Johnny to Cannon Fodder in Late to the Party

eminusx

1 year ago

@BobbyDeNiro Have to say, Fez was an absolute triumph aswell, oozing character. beautiful
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eminusx

1 year ago

@BobbyDeNiro sweet, havent played that, seen it knocking about so will give it a whirl. much obliged old boy
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eminusx

1 year ago

@BobbyDeNiro aye, absolutely, pixellated cartoon charm is the key i think. You see some of these 'Cartoony' games today and theyre just awful, the character models are too perfect, they feel like theyre over-designed to fit or appeal to some flippant demographic, they feel like they belong on a haribo packet. horrendous.
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Official Battlefield account pulls insensitive tweets after outcry over #justWWIthings

eminusx

1 year ago

whats mfw / tfw?
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The Skyrim Special Edition launch day mod difference between PS4 and Xbox One

eminusx

1 year ago

typically wooden Bethesda game. . . pass
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Revealed: Sony's plan for PlayStation 4K - codename Neo

eminusx

2 years ago

i'll upgrade straight away as ive got more money than sense.
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Finding the humanity in Dark Souls 2

eminusx

2 years ago

@FuzzyDuck wow, this guy really does nail it, by far the best, fairest account ive ever seen. DS2 is just so completely incoherent, its theme, level design, world layout, bosses, gameplay. . .

Compared to other games DS2 IS a pretty good game, but compared to DeS and DkS its incredibly poor and simply badly designed, which tells you just how masterful the originals are.
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The remembrance of things parsed

eminusx

2 years ago

@The_Weird haha indeed, I cant remember what it was called exactly but youre right it wasnt 'I.T'
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eminusx

2 years ago

@darrendawson for some reason we called the sumo guy 'Gus'. No idea if that was his real name. never named the little ninja dude however. classic
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eminusx

2 years ago

@lorettajoseph
10 PRINT "SOD OFF"
20 GOTO 10
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eminusx

2 years ago

@riceNpea yeah, it was about 88 or 89 tho. In fact i remember even a few years before that we had sessions on the BBC Micro when I was in secondary school, instructing Podd to 'pop', must of been mid 80s easily
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eminusx

2 years ago

Back in the 80s my I .T teacher was mightily impressed with my '10 PRINT STE line which delivered an infinite stream of 'Ste's Testes' if you read between the lines. I got a bollocking, no pun intended

This might have been the first time he'd seen computers being used and abused for entertainment, rather than plain coding. . wow i was such a pioneer!
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Rodeo stops making new games after poor Warhammer 40k Deathwatch sales

eminusx

2 years ago

They need to look around and see what works in gaming, which games are critically well received, which styles would fit the W40k universe. They seem to be ran by people who simply know nothing about gaming or how to approach it other than a scattergun approach and hope something sticks.

They need a more concentrated effort, Something like XCOM2 would be incredibly well suited.
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Pimped game controllers with bullets and diamonds - who makes these things?

eminusx

2 years ago

like school on sunday. . . . no class

fair play to the dude for capitalising on their gargantuously frivolous idiocy though!
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey: "We don't make money on the Rift"

eminusx

2 years ago

what he meant to say was 'inexpensive' ahem
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Why I play video games

eminusx

2 years ago

@super_monty
'what has ps4 and xbox one brought to the table that's new at least the wiiu tried and failed.'

dunno yet, but it could be VR capability. . . lets hope it turns out as well as the previous developments!
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What's going on in Bloodborne: The Old Hunters?

eminusx

2 years ago

phenomenal.
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Bloodborne review

eminusx

3 years ago

@grassyknoll yeah absolutely, the world design is supreme, like playing in the middle of an utterly ruined, beast infested Anor Londo. Gameplay is deep and super tight. Best game I've played since Dark Souls!
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eminusx

3 years ago

@fiery_jackass
Yeah, me too, never expected it to click so well so quickly. Had doubts about the significant change but man, game is fckin sublime.
Atmosphere is incredible, I've heard a few people diss the use of chromatic aberration but I think it makes it more ethereal, it makes everything feel really trIppy and dream like..
Incredible game.
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Dark Souls 2 review

eminusx

4 years ago

@sabko
I wouldnt call that blinkered, to me it says that some people still believe that gameplay is the most important factor in a game. The graphics in Demons and Dark weren't spectacular, but the games are widely regarded as genuine bona fide classics. . .why? Gameplay.
Amazing graphics are ten a penny and are often fairly forgettable, unique gaming experiences however mostly revolve around gameplay and are pretty rare, something you'll always revere, like the Souls series.
Besides, DS2 aint so bad looking anyway.
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Bleszinski: "I'll never make another disc-based game"

eminusx

4 years ago

"I don't want Gears to be my defining legacy," he said.
"At the end of the day, I'd like to think there's more to my creativity than that.

Last year the free agent designer mentioned he'd like to create an arena-based first-person shooter on PC




think again cliffy
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Capcom "truly surprised" by Onimusha composer's admission

eminusx

4 years ago

capcom rep "I had no idea, I called him on the phone to ask him and he said he was, personally, I believe him!"
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Is this Dark Souls?

eminusx

4 years ago

voice chat - opt out
early warping from bonfires - just walk everywhere

these are easily dealt with I think, makes it more like DS

the only concern i have is the feel and verticality of the gameworld, the dark dank atmosphere and stacked design of DS were amazing, lets hope there's still plenty of that!

DS - genius!
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Three scrumptious new Witcher 3 screenshots

eminusx

4 years ago

jesus H man, those two pics on horseback look like they could be Gainsborough paintings. Graphics arent everything but holy shit, THAT is some beautifully impressive pixel wizardry right there!
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Microsoft gives free game to those with faulty Xbox Ones

eminusx

4 years ago

we dont mind that your machine has some fundamental problems, so long as you give us something free. . .

ignorance is bliss hey!

what else could they do in this situation? Just think how bad the situation must be in M$ for them to actually give games away free. . . choking amongst the smoke and flames


(current 360 owner, weighing up options. . .)
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Rolling Rocks: the digital translation of tabletop gaming

eminusx

4 years ago

would love to see someone do something genuinely worthy with the w40k license, its such a rich, interesting, ready made universe, sacrilege to see it so underused, THQ were doing such great things with DoW too!

would like to see a w40k PS4 game that used vita touchpad and screen to get over the usual console / controller issues. Something like DOW 2, or perhaps develop DOW3 for PS+, would be a must buy!
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YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

eminusx

4 years ago

@xFiReStOrMx
totally agree.
surely it is classed as sexual harassment in this country?
just because some maggot has a video camera pointed at him while he's sexually harassing someone, it cant possibly excuse his behaviour. Seriously he should be cautioned by the police like anyone else would be!
Some of those girls should report him actually.
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eminusx

4 years ago

i'd love for this video to appear on national tv so that everyone can recognise and avoid that detestable fucking caveman, but sadly this would only give the media whore even more publicity!

treating people that way and making fun out of rape is just never ever acceptable. The reason he has to resort to such low brow ideas to 'shock' is because he doesnt have two braincells to rub together. . .tragic individual
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Is Dark Souls 2 going soft?

eminusx

5 years ago

@B-Genius hey yeah, I actually found a video this morning where she spoke, every utterance from that creaky, old English horror bag was music to my ears!! Rejoice!
It is only human...to commit a sin...mwa ha ha ha haaaaaa. Still gets me!
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eminusx

5 years ago

Anybody know whether the old hag merchant sported an English accent or not? a la dark souls?

Biggie for me is the voice acting, the erudite Englishness of Dark Souls added hugely to the atmosphere, really hope they're using a similar, if not the same cast!
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Diablo 3 console review

eminusx

5 years ago

anyone know if you can have cpu controlled characters fight alongside you?

Likely there's gonna be times when you dont have anyone else around to co-op and a few cpu controlled allies would liven up the single player.
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Sony's E3 victory was a PR stunt, but PlayStation 4 is still the one to watch

eminusx

5 years ago

ok, we all know they're both trying to sell their latest product, and it is a marketing exercise for both parties, but I wouldnt trust Microsoft one bit, they strike me as a bunch of sneaky ba$tards who couldnt give a sh!t about games, just your money, like some pushy salesman who's barged into your house with his double glazing sample.
They were selling their wares too but Sony on the other hand seemed to be genuinely excited and interested in their product and its potential. . .
like abigsmurf said "Cheaper, more powerful, no required kinect, regionless, Japanese developers, no DRM by default..."
bye bye MS, hello Sony for me.
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Sony unveils PlayStation 4 console design

eminusx

5 years ago

ok, it shares some similarities with the xbone, but not many. PS4 looks like a sleek games console, whereas the xbone looks like a free-view box
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Dark Souls art book reaches western shores in November

eminusx

5 years ago

@Travis56 Yeah I got the japanese version too and wanted to read the interview. Found a translation on Soulswiki if youre interested:

http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t14414-dark-souls-design-works-interview

great site too!
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London's V&A museum appoints resident game designer

eminusx

5 years ago

@KingFunkIII

Yea D.O.B is a well respected man of intelligence, would be shit hot at beating down the naysayers also. Not sure if people would take a comedian so seriously tho. I'm an immense Brooker fan, but I think he's a bit spikey for a lot of the soft arses that dont know how to take him.

so. . who would I have as an official ambassador. . .its difficult as they'd have to have a deep understanding of gaming culture and a wealth of experience. . and also have the rep to make people listen and take them seriously.
my wish list:

Stephen Fry
Brian Cox (is he even a gamer?)
Dara O Briain

or a cultural stalwart like Waldemar Januszak
Danny Boyle?

man, its difficult!
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eminusx

5 years ago

This is a great move, its definitely good to get some new, talented blood on the scene and start flying the flag! All power to her!

I'd also like to see a more senior figure involved to negate the 'yoof' image of gaming. Someone who has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the artistic and cultural impact and influence of gaming. Its important that those who snobbishly look at gaming dont just see people getting their face smashed in or skull blown to pieces, but can also see the inspiration behind them, masterpieces in film, art or music. Gaming enriches peoples life experiences and well as providing thrills and adrenaline, its about time we focussed on that a bit more, its not like we're short on source material!
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Rain preview: Japan Studio's other Ico heir

eminusx

5 years ago

really like the look of this. . .a classy, heart rending affair!

'Clair de Lune' suits it perfectly too.
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Spec Analysis: Xbox One

eminusx

5 years ago

'you can play Forza 5, switch over to watch the Formula One and take a Skype call simultaneously'. . .

umm, how, and why would you ever want to do that? Having your attention split between 3 different things at once, particularly entertainment, is something most people actively try to avoid.

jack of all trades, master of none?
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Spooky survival horror roguelike Darkwood launches its Indiegogo campaign

eminusx

5 years ago

I hope they donít over-develop the game, I really like the 'bitty' text and old-school inventory mechanic, over-polishing it or making it too slick often detracts from the dark and decaying atmosphere
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eminusx

5 years ago

This looks fantastic, really takes advantage of the top down visual limitations, tense. ching
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