jaguarwong

PlatinumGames is making what looks like a spiritual successor to Ōkami

jaguarwong

4 days ago

@Bander I guess maybe they're going for giving the site an 'identity' but it does seem to have produced something of a circle-jerk mentality - not so long ago this site was my first click every day, I barely stop by once a week now and that's in the hope that Donlan has a new piece up (Tellingly identifiable from the title alone).

I hope they sort it out soon as the pending to the lowest common denominator has made the whole redundant.
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jaguarwong

5 days ago

Thank you for sparing us the oh-so-edgy "ewwww mobile games" schtick that has become more prevalent in the content than in the comments.

If this site's self examination is ongoing then this kind of reporting - away from the blinkered 'REAL GAMING' attitudes - of the single most inclusive form of gaming needs to continue
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Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow

jaguarwong

2 months ago

Nintendo: "Here's some news on new games"
Internet: "But what about the VC!?"

Nintendo: "Here's some news about the VC"
Internet: "Why no new games!?"

Nintendo: "Here's some new games and news on VC"
Internet: "Can it run GTA6?"
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The strange appeal of non-sports sports games

jaguarwong

2 months ago

I don't think you have to dislike the base sport to feel this way - I love football but would rather play Kickmen, Sensi, or Football Champ than any of EA and Konami's more faithful versions of the sport.

I love Motorsport too, but am far happier playing Mario kart, Blur, or Ridge Racer than I'll ever be playing an F1 sim or Project Cars.
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Robot Cache is a new digital PC games storefront that will let you sell your used games

jaguarwong

3 months ago

All it will take is a huge launch sale that includes the biggest possible games with the shiniest graphics and all this whining about 25% and cryptocurrency will be completely forgotten.
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Third series of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit TV show begins February

jaguarwong

3 months ago

Hard pass
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Nintendo's half-arsed online cripples FIFA 18 on Switch

jaguarwong

7 months ago

I've not read all the comments here, but I can't be the only person to feel the convoluted set-up to this story and melodramatic conclusion are just an excuse to make a mountain out of a molehill?
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It sounds like Slightly Mad Studios is making a Fast & Furious game

jaguarwong

7 months ago

The best gaming news I've heard for years
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Steam counters "review bombing" by adding time graphs to game scores

jaguarwong

7 months ago

@riceNpea
Not so much that, I just don't think you'd notice as much of a difference as you expect.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@riceNpea
I think the results of that filter would be pretty depressing.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

It would be interesting if the x-axis also showed the price at time of review.
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Fans don't like Tomb Raider's awkward film poster

jaguarwong

7 months ago

You know what's uglier and more awkward than that poster…?

"based off of"
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite DLC characters confirmed

jaguarwong

7 months ago

Never has the word "more" held such negative connotations.
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Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan says toxic behaviour is slowing Overwatch development

jaguarwong

7 months ago

@1rafayal
I'm sorry you don't understand, but I'm not going to waste any more time explaining a very simple concept to you.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@1rafayal
I've answered your question. What don't you understand?
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@1rafayal
The vast, vast majority of jobs involve teamwork, collaboration, communication - in any representative, diverse workplace why would you want to employ someone who can't interact with others without descending into toxicity?
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@Perjoss
Of course there was. People have come to see anonymity on the internet as a right.
In reality it just gives people free reign to act however they wish without fear of reprisal.
How many people would stop throwing racist/homophobic/other language around if they knew a potential employer could discover it just by googling them?
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

The only cure for toxic behaviour, in games and online in general, is the removal of anonymity.
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Jelly Deals: Super Mario Odyssey available to pre-order for £37

jaguarwong

7 months ago

@p_nut_uk
Yeah, I get that, and don't have a problem in theory, however:

a) Pre-orders are bad for the industry and these pieces often encourage the practice.

b) Other GamerNetwork sites I visit don't have nearly as many of these as Eurogamer
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

These 'Jelly Deals' pieces seem to be commanding increasing digital real estate around here.
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There's an ugly Call of Duty PlayStation 4

jaguarwong

7 months ago

Do they seriously expect me to believe that this isn't aimed at under-18s?
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Metroid: Samus Returns review

jaguarwong

7 months ago

@RawShark
Agreeing to disagree often feels like such a cop-out, but here I think it might be the only way to conclude amicably.
If timelessness is the criteria then, for me, Avenging Spirit, Batman, and Battletoads all meet it easily.

But I can't agree that the best version of a thing renders all other versions worthless.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@RawShark
Forgive my rudeness but, with that response, it's hard to believe you've played (m)any of those games.
Granted, many share a name with a game on an existing home console, but most are completely different, often better, games.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@BellyFullOfHell
Horses for courses I guess but I've played them all relatively recently and they held up great for me.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@RawShark "only three Game Boy games that still hold up"

You mean other than (Off the top of my head): Batman, Battletoads, Castelian, Best of the Best Kickboxing, Robocop, Avenging Spirit, Tennis, TMNT, Kid Dracula, Duck Tales, Castlevania II, Mega Man V, and Gargoyles Quest...
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Super Meat Boy Forever does more with two buttons than most do with 14

jaguarwong

7 months ago

If anyone wants to see how superbly two-button autorunners work on mobile they only need track down a copy of Polara.
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ThatGameCompany reveals "social adventure game" Sky for iOS

jaguarwong

7 months ago

@Carroceiro
So, Grim Fandango isn't a 'Proper' game? Kathy Rain? Xcom? Final Fantasy Tactics?

Just about any game that uses a point and click interface is better on a touch screen.
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jaguarwong

7 months ago

@Carroceiro
What is 'proper' gaming?
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Jelly Deals: Rise of the Tomb Raider for £10 / $12 with the new Humble Monthly

jaguarwong

8 months ago

Or, save your tenner and play the infinitely better TR2 remake demo instead.
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Street Fighter 5 players are already pulling off crazy combos with Menat

jaguarwong

8 months ago

She's a great looking character, deserves a better game.
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The wonderful little details in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

jaguarwong

8 months ago

Anyone else remember the cool idle animations in Super Hunchback?

That game had average gameplay too.
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Deadlight: Director's Cut free on GOG.com for the next 24 hours

jaguarwong

8 months ago

Worth trying for free as it had some nice moments.
Generally though, it's a bit of a mess both tonally and technically.
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For Honor player exploits his way to tournament victory

jaguarwong

8 months ago

Here's redditor ColdBlackCage doing my job for me
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

jaguarwong

9 months ago

TLDR version: Average game, great movie.
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Hellblade deletes your save file if you die too many times

jaguarwong

9 months ago

@Tumbletwit
Everyone who had read this article came to the Eurogamer site for a reason.

I highly doubt that, for anyone, the reason was to read regurgitated Twitter posts.
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jaguarwong

9 months ago

@Tumbletwit
Doesn't change that it's second hand content from a source that is built around generating a reaction rather than reporting and/or providing insight.

And, on topic, this is a lives system with a fresh coat of paint; if you died too many times in Super Ghouls and Ghosts it sent you back to the start of the game.
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jaguarwong

9 months ago

Why can't we just have your opinion, and perhaps the opinions of other Eurogamer staff Wes?

Everything on Twitter is written with self-promotion as it's primary goal.

Relying on re-quotes from it, or any other social media platform, undermines the value of the professional commentary you have available - and without the taint of reactionism.
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A classic arcade name just got a surprise revival on Switch

jaguarwong

9 months ago

Gunbarich is fantastic, one the best hidden gems I unearthed when I played through every game on MAME a couple of years back.
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The Shrouded Isle review

It's time to settle the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds blue zone debate once and for all

jaguarwong

9 months ago

@MadJack1812
Absolutely right.
Everyone knows the only place for pineapple is with a lump of cheddar at the end of a cocktail stick.
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Street Fighter 5 players are already doing some pretty crazy stuff with Abigail

jaguarwong

9 months ago

@Simatron3000
You're right. None of this will get patched out. Ever.
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jaguarwong

9 months ago

Broken.
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Behold the Kickmen: the football game from a developer who doesn't like football

jaguarwong

9 months ago

Been having great fun with this.

One of my favourite things is that the mechanics mean that you're always more worried about how much money you're making rather than that whole 'football' and 'winning' shenanigans.

Given the tone of the game, you have to assume that's deliberate.
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There's a lot to love about Absolver's martial arts-fuelled combat

jaguarwong

9 months ago

@VotesForCows
I think my reaction is born mainly of disappointment - I was hoping this would be closer to Bushido Blade than yet another Souls-like.
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jaguarwong

9 months ago

And fuck you Dark Souls for inspiring the ubiquity of the stamina bar.
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How developers really deal with bugs

jaguarwong

9 months ago

Love the illustrations in this piece.
A one off or new style for the site?
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Superhot flares up on PS4 this Wednesday

jaguarwong

9 months ago

It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years
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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition now Xbox One backwards compatible

jaguarwong

9 months ago

@Kain1
I think the point at which a player feels competent is more achievable in IV than III. That, to me, makes IV better.

I was wrong on another count anyway, Ultra SFIV is the best one - I just plumb forgot about it.
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jaguarwong

9 months ago

AKA The best Street Fighter game that doesn't have a '2' in the name.
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How internet trolls became Mass Effect fans' public enemy number one

jaguarwong

10 months ago

@VibratingDonkey
Entirely agree. I don't know how this isn't the focus of this, or any other, article covering these otherwise non-events.
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