kupocake

Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

kupocake

5 days ago

Yes yes, but will it run 'Yawning Triceratops' at full resolution and framerate?
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

kupocake

1 week ago

@sherpa1984 Are we sure we want to go with saying "it's ok to be sexist if you don't know you're doing it"?
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kupocake

1 week ago

@Avaloner Sorry, got too excited :P
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kupocake

1 week ago

@george_glashan I endorse this comment as a competent reading of my own words. All praise to this paragon of basic reading comprehension.
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kupocake

1 week ago

@emeritus Computer says you're 60% qualified to post, but guess we're going to hear it anyway.
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kupocake

1 week ago

@TimmishMcgraw There are countless posts saying "merit over quotas". Why should we hand out medals to all of them?

What about when the argument is addressed in the article?

Perhaps the downvotes are about the endless sea of me-too comments?
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kupocake

1 week ago

@emeritus Golly what an original thought not in any way addressed in the article or stated by several other people in the comments.
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kupocake

1 week ago

@VeganViking Sure, let's whinge about "quotas" when the site isn't even hitting the low bar set by every other publication out there.

And put your +1 Shield of Protected Characteristic away, it's not impervious to criticism.
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kupocake

1 week ago

@TheFriendlyBroski I bet everyone will read the article in full before commenting too!
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kupocake

1 week ago

@mockcuncher Comedy died with the post barely five minutes ago, yet my office is carrying on like nothing happened.
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Overwatch's new tool for fighting toxicity is Avoid as Teammate

kupocake

4 weeks ago

Great idea, but you know that at some point we'll all be back here reading about how it has been used in an unintentional way. Is there a coordinated harassment risk, for instance?
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System Shock remake still happening says Nightdive Studios, now due in 2020

kupocake

4 weeks ago

@Cynewulf30 I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume this is S-grade genius sarcasm. Looking forward to that Bridge deck release by 2029!
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Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom review - majestic if not magical

kupocake

1 month ago

@retr0gamer Incredible that Hino has the distinction of having been handed the keys to Ghibli *and* Gundam. The charm of projects like Professor Layton and Ni No Kuni work for some people in spite of his ability to tell a coherent, original and interesting story, but in the case of Ni No Kuni I'm definitely with you.

Plus there is a lower tier of Ghibli to which the game clearly belongs. Ni No Kuni is the Cat Returns of games, not the Princess Mononoke.
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President Trump shown violent video game reel while meeting members of the industry

kupocake

1 month ago

White House murder apologists standing over the corpses of children and gesturing at a few minutes of simulated violence with their assault weapons.
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Yes, Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4

kupocake

2 months ago

@gabrieleriva For my money, environment re-use is generally a bad thing. Metroid games already feature backtracking as part of their design, but that's offset against the thrill of discovering radically new environments, or gaining some new perspective on a selection of old areas that were particularly interesting.

In MP2 you get black and white paint-jobs of every single area layered on top... it's an extrapolation of the Metroid concept and you can see how they arrived at it... but it strays too far into content for the sake of content.
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kupocake

2 months ago

@Anrkist If Wii is your only way in, you can get 1 and 3 pretty cheap by going the GC route on the former. Honestly #2 is kind of deeply frustrating.

(The best option by far is buying the Trilogy digitally on Wii U, except, you know, I can say with pretty good certainty that you didn't buy a Wii U because nobody did).
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Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year

kupocake

3 months ago

:_( RIP Single Player experiences :_(

Edit: Please continue the downvotes. NCA is monitoring this post for crimes against basic reading comprehension.
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The Switch's special year is set to end as it began, with another 100 hour classic

kupocake

5 months ago

Playable in big screen and portable modes!*

*Nintendo accepts no liability for injury, embarrassment or loss of social standing sustained when gigantic boobed anime girls are on screen.
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Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch reduced to £260 today

kupocake

6 months ago

@Kiliko oh, haha. Well, I do have other stuff to play as well - consistency on the price helps for when the impulse hits!
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kupocake

6 months ago

Well, it's priced like a console in the first year of its life really... Mario + the console for less than £300 is when I start getting interested I think.
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In praise of bad game design

kupocake

6 months ago

@JoelStinty It's totally slipped my mind - and I like FPS, mechs and parkour so whoops!
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kupocake

6 months ago

Some of my secret favourite games are at the extremes of movement - I was a Sonic kid, and titles like Mirrors Edge and Gravity Rush have that same emphasis on new types of movement, while being entirely dependent on sometimes uneven level design. I used to hope that we'd at sometime see a perfected version of first person parkour, but I think there's no appetite for it or perhaps it's not possible to do it right... So I like the sentiment that we should perhaps just like these kinds of games in spite of where they fall short.

But seriously, play yourself some Gravity Rush. What a great little series.
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Square Enix is trying to get full-fat Final Fantasy 15 on Nintendo Switch

kupocake

7 months ago

Feel like it's a bit late and that I'd prefer to play a Nintendo exclusive FF-spinoff game tbh.
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Nintendo announces NES mini back in production

kupocake

7 months ago

Ehhh... bet this means more Switch Virtual Console delays.
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There's an official football-themed PS4 controller

kupocake

8 months ago

@neilka Mind 'ow you go.
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The two-player swing and the Shaman of Play's legacy

kupocake

9 months ago

This article reminds me that I should watch "Ikiru" again sometime, and that's not something you can say about most articles.
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Miyamoto: Pikmin 4 still "progressing"

kupocake

10 months ago

I adore how important Pikmin is to Miyamoto. I think he just loves being asked about it.
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Sonic Mania release date set for August

kupocake

11 months ago

No place for Sonic 4 in this elevator.
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Sonic Forces will let you play as a custom Sonic character

kupocake

11 months ago

My inner ten year old is devastated to find that hamster is not an option. Also that "Botanic" isn't the rad 90s slang term that I think it is.
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Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

kupocake

12 months ago

@casshern09 Won't someone think of the poor videogames! :_(
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Puyo Puyo Tetris review

Let's talk about Persona 5's menus

kupocake

1 year ago

They know how to make a good menu system. I've practically completed Tokyo Mirage Sessions on the strength of the menus :P
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Nintendo's not making Hey! Pikmin

kupocake

1 year ago

Pretty sure this was already known :)

Edit: Ok, "strongly rumoured", from what Google is telling me. It just always gave that vibe though, didn't it?

Edit 2: Oddly enough, Arzest was apparently founded by Naoto Ohshima, which means that the creator of Mario has kind of just handed his pet project to the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog.
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Mass Effect's best mission

kupocake

1 year ago

"If you talked to him regularly in Mass Effect 2 and he admitted his love of opera, he will go out singing."

This was the best bit - not as awkward as it sounds. Skilfully turned a silly but loveable character meme into a poignant emotional beat.
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Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

kupocake

1 year ago

Despite the truth behind the costs, it's a bit discombobulating to go from 3DS cartridges consistently costing £10 less than disc-based systems, to Switch cartridges costing £10 more. That £20 gulf is a lot to leap over.

And eShop pricing has always been obscene.
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Nintendo toyed with Zelda: Breath of the Wild items, specific dungeon order

kupocake

1 year ago

Sucks that the Wii U version had to lose functionality to serve the format of the new platform. Though I suppose it's preferable to them looking at the work involved in supporting two divergent designs and going "yeah, let's not make this Wii U version at all".
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Nintendo Switch off to solid sales start in UK

kupocake

1 year ago

@avoidconfusion Genuinely don't understand what you mean. Both pairs are a sideways step to different form factors on similarly performing hardware. And the point of my post is not any iron-clad truth in its comparison, but that the discussion has been here before.
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kupocake

1 year ago

@avoidconfusion "This Wii rubbish is just a waggle Gamecube. It'll never catch on."
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kupocake

1 year ago

Hmm. Weren't 3DS' fantastic launch week sales followed swiftly by an immediate lull in purchases and a price drop before the system eventually found its footing?

Would be interested to know the time of year each of the platforms release in too, that's probably important context...
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Nintendo sues company that let you race Mario Karts in real life

kupocake

1 year ago

See... I don't actually get why there will be a difference between the reaction to this and to when Nintendo shuts down fan games. I mean, sure, the money involved... but the mechanism is exactly the same. Something like Pokemon Uranium is clearly trading on the IP it's borrowing to inflate its appeal.

*Awaits downvote oblivion or ambiguity*
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Yet more bad news for SNES preservation project which lost $10k of games in the post

kupocake

1 year ago

@Number1Laing Presumably it's a mighty fine collection of European, German language SNES carts that won't fit into their purple-tastic American SNES.

At some point they're going to get greedy and an eBay auction offering some obscure PAL title is going to be conspicuously present on eBay.com.
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Don't expect another big Deus Ex game anytime soon

kupocake

1 year ago

Not convinced that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be that big a deal by 2018/19 tbh.
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How a Tetris clone on the front of a tape-player led to spiritual enlightenment

kupocake

1 year ago

Never been super into Tetris, my poison is Puyo Puyo. You get the same effect, but it's not especially meditative - it actually makes me quite anxious! Makes sense considering the tweaks that game makes to the falling block formula - there's not only the need to match specific colours and to build extensive chain-reactions, but there's the random element of immovable blocks that mess up your plan. I've lost sleep to that subconcious battleground, my plans thwarted by the same processes that put the blocks in the right place in the first place. I'm inordinately happy that Puyo Puyo Tetris is finally coming west, but I think It'll end me...

Bonus Tetris-effect: little Lemmings have been laying, brick by brick, 45-degree diagonal staircases on the edges of every piece of trim and all the picture frames and posters on the walls of every bedroom I've slept in for the last 25 years. They'll build just far enough to be able to drop onto the next ledge, but they inevitably get too elevated and I have to ensure that they knock their heads on the ceiling and walk back the other way. I probably haven't played more than an hour of Lemmings since the mid-90s, but I think about this one particular mechanic regularly.
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Pokémon Sun and Moon players fail second global event

kupocake

1 year ago

Pokemon Sun & Moon's online is one of the few things you can say against it. Only good thing about the festival plaza is that it seems to be a big hint towards the Switch version - clearly an attempt to make a single screen solution. Shame the 3DS versions had to suffer for it though.
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Fans think McDonald's new Mario toy features plumber on the toilet

kupocake

1 year ago

I'm like 99% sure that when he's finished he says "Threat Neutralized" but my girlfriend says he says "that's so nice"... I just don't hear it.
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Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom shown off in new footage

kupocake

1 year ago

Psstt.

Ni No Kuni 1 was entirely forgettable.

More facts after the jump.
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Pokémon Sun and Moon leak reveals version exclusives

kupocake

1 year ago

Can you name a Vulpix "Lloyd Webber" and have the best Pokémon name for at least one evolutionary stage? No.
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Dishonored is a game that improves with every play

kupocake

1 year ago

In the last mission, I got a decapitation animation on one of the conspirators and went around the level throwing his head at people - turns out, doing this (or I assume, throwing anything) staggers alert NPCs making it possible to take them out in one hit if you sprint at them quick enough.

I think Samuel may have had a point.

Currently playing the Dowd DLCs, which I got ages ago and never got round to playing (I've been away from PC playing Wii U games for the past two years, possibly as some form of atonement).
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Black Mesa's climactic Xen levels finished by next summer

kupocake

1 year ago

They're certainly brave. Never in the last 18 years has anyone said "Sure Half-Life is great, but I sure wish they made that Xen bit longer!"

Presumably, a 2020 DLC encore will turn Residue Processing into an open world hub area and add a mode where you can escort a slow moving train through every map in the game.
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PlayStation Meeting 2016 live report

kupocake

2 years ago

Looking forward to watching the reveal of full 4k rendered computing games on my 1080p HD setup!
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