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Ubisoft E3 press conference dated

nickthegun

4 days ago

Is there anything more pointless than a Ubisoft presentation? What are they going to reveal?

'we have an exciting slate of the same open world games coming up in the next year and a new IP featuring some guy in a coat. It's also open world'
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Puma is launching a pair of Sonic-themed trainers

nickthegun

1 month ago

This pair will be crap but the next pair will definitely be good
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Dispelling the myths of Bloodborne

nickthegun

2 months ago

It's my favourite, which is odd as usually think games suffer for being streamlined. ME1 is probably my favourite thanks to the RPG elements but wasn't that fussed when they stripped all that out and it became a sub-par third person shooter.

Bloodborne really shines for it, though. DS3 is a bit meandering and bloated for me but BB shuttles you along a relatively linear path but leaves just enough room for exploration and the combat is much more my thing.
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For Honor's dedicated console servers roll out today

nickthegun

2 months ago

The eight people still playing this will be delighted.
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Here's Blanka electrifying Street Fighter 5

nickthegun

2 months ago

Yay! My main is back just in time for me to give up on DBFZ!
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For the first time, Evo won't have a Marvel game

nickthegun

2 months ago

@45709 - the game that dropped is called Marvel Vs Capcom INFINITE
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nickthegun

2 months ago

It seems like they realise their games just haven't been good enough recently:

http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/president/ceo_message.html

Although if I'm parsing that paragraph correctly, they do seem to be blaming third party outsourcing.

But, regardless, the chasing pack haven't just caught them, they have passed them. People aren't going to put up with paying full price for a budget release anymore. That ship has well and truly sailed.
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Blowing yourself up is all the rage in Dragon Ball FighterZ

nickthegun

3 months ago

I've given up on it until it sorts itself out. It's a great game but every ancillary system is absolute arse gravy.

The lobbies are absolutely awful, the amount of disconnects is a disgrace and whoever thought giving the other person a full minute to ready up with no way of backing out needs their head examining.
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What EA is and isn't saying about microtransactions returning to Star Wars Battlefront 2

nickthegun

3 months ago

Governments agree that they don't fit *current* definitions of gambling and quite are few are preparing to do something about that, so I wouldn't run around high fiving yourself just yet.
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Full Metal Furies review

nickthegun

3 months ago

I don't think my brain is capable of seeing anything other than 'Full Metal Furries', which would be a very different game.

Brb..... hitting the unity store...
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Bungie apologises again after another bad week for Destiny 2

nickthegun

3 months ago

'we heard you/we are listening' is the new 'please understand'
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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition review

nickthegun

3 months ago

"that it has taken nearly two years for Street Fighter 5 to get an arcade mode borders on the criminal"

Pfffftt... If they had worked on an arcade mode, they wouldnt have had time to work on those 197 chun li costumes.
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In defence of Oblivion

nickthegun

5 months ago

It was as buggy as hell and, thanks to me lacking any self control, I ruined the game for myself using the dupe glitch.

Although short term, having infinite varla and soul stones was pretty fun.
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How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

nickthegun

5 months ago

"I never dreamed EA would allow DICE to suspend in-game purchases in Star Wars Battlefront 2"

I suspect Disney didn't give them much of a choice
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Super Bomberman R on Nintendo Switch gets another generous free update

nickthegun

5 months ago

Its not free. They built the cost of the DLC into the original purchase price.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 is best-selling game of all time in US

nickthegun

5 months ago

I'm keeping my fingers crossed in the vain hope that online earns them enough money to stop them fucking with the single player campaign
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Argos really did deliver those Xbox One X consoles at 12.01am

nickthegun

6 months ago

When did they deliver all the games that came out for it?
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Mario Odyssey encourages curiosity - and what higher praise is there?

nickthegun

6 months ago

I actually prefer the more traditional level based games. I'm not really feeling the open world at all.
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EA announces Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate and progression changes

nickthegun

6 months ago

I'm still not convinced 'its loot boxes or hacking chunks out of a full price game to sell back to you' is entirely the best message to be sending out.

How about, y'know, just selling me a complete product?
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Injustice 2 confirmed for PC

nickthegun

6 months ago

@gigantor21 - it's a Warner Bros game, so they have probably used this extra time to make it markedly worse
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"We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark as first footage of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 airs

nickthegun

6 months ago

Ffwd six months:

Fatshark sells loot boxes
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How Valve released five of its greatest games in a single day

nickthegun

6 months ago

Its kind of weird that we were playing their greatest hits collection without even knowing it.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

nickthegun

6 months ago

EA: "we heard you guys. We learned lessons from the first one and are including a lot more content, free updates and a substantial single player mode"

Gamers: "yay!"

EA: "and we are going to screw all that with loot boxes"

Gamers: "Boooooo!!!"/ "well, you don't have to buy them" [delete as appropriate]
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Street Fighter 5 will finally get an arcade mode in 2018, big Amazon leak reveals

nickthegun

7 months ago

So they are taking 'Arcade Edition' very literally, then...
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Forza Motorsport 7's VIP membership has changed - for the worse

nickthegun

7 months ago

"It's not clear what has motivated the change to VIP membership."

Really?
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Shadow of War developer discusses the game's controversial loot boxes

nickthegun

7 months ago

I feel like this interview needed the question of 'left to your own devices, would you have chosen to put loot boxes into the game?' needed to be asked.
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite review

nickthegun

7 months ago

'why are you so intolerant of our intolerance?' completes my dickhead comments bingo card.

What do I win?
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nickthegun

7 months ago

I think it's time for capcom to accept that they can only afford to make mid-tier, budget games and start charging appropriately. They can't keep churning out games on the cheap when they are going up against the likes of injustice.

Also, the roster is a fair call. There are hundreds of interesting characters they could have used rather than reusing a Nova, who nobody gives a crap about anyway.

I mean, where's she hulk gone?
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Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch from as low as Ł255 this week

nickthegun

7 months ago

Get em while they are hot because you won't be able to find one of the bastards at Christmas.
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Pokémon Go players aren't happy with Niantic's changes to raid rewards

nickthegun

8 months ago

It's a freemium game. Of course they are going to dick you out of valuable items.
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Why Shelob is a woman in Shadow of War

nickthegun

8 months ago

'Theres also something in the Hobbit about microtransactions.... somewhere in the back...'
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nickthegun

8 months ago

I'm no literary historian but that sounds like a right load of old bollocks.

'well, we consulted the appendices and reams of unpublished material and were quite shocked to discover that gamers loved half dressed women with big tits. Tolkien was indeed ahead of his time'
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Capcom accidentally reveals its entire Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite esports business plan on YouTube

nickthegun

9 months ago

I may be being particularly dense (likely) but I dont really see how a leaked business plan is particularly damaging.
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Nintendo's new online service looks like it could be every bit as bad as you feared

nickthegun

9 months ago

I hope everyone bought a spare charging brick for their phones.
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Why Wii U ports on Switch are good for Nintendo - and for us

nickthegun

9 months ago

@mega-gazz - uh....ok... I'll bear that in mind.

*Make mental note: buy a console with games I want... genius
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nickthegun

9 months ago

The problem is:

A) They still charge full price plus nintendo tax for them

B) For chumps like me who actually bought the Wii U, it offers very little incentive to pick a switch up

Had I know you only had to buy every other generation of nintendo consoles, I would have waited.
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You can study the business of esports at university now

nickthegun

9 months ago

Everyone knows the difference between a course and a module, right?
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Jelly Deals: PlayStation's 'Big in Japan' sale starts today

nickthegun

10 months ago

Is this instead of or as well as a summer sale?
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Riot blames Brexit for 20% League of Legends in-game currency price hike

nickthegun

10 months ago

Taking Back Control of Our Legendaries
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Nintendo's Japanese SNES mini has a different selection of games

nickthegun

10 months ago

U, D, L, R, Y, B, X, A
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Team Ninja's competitive Final Fantasy brawler is coming to PS4 next year

nickthegun

11 months ago

Im sure they could take up more of the screen with the HUD if they just tried a little harder.
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The story of Mean Machines magazine

nickthegun

11 months ago



Errr.... where did you get a picture of my teenage bedroom floor from?
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Vanquish remains the pinnacle of cover shooters

nickthegun

11 months ago

I honestly think the demo did it no favours. This is one of those games that seems incredibly difficult until you get used to all of the game systems, so dumping you into the first level and presenting you with that massive robot to kill was a bold move.

I mean, you fight variations of that fucker half a dozen times, but it's never as tough as the first one.

Personally, I loved it. It started as it meant to go on, but I can see how it would be off putting.
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Venturing online with Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch

nickthegun

11 months ago

@VanillaLake - they already did. Ten years ago and for a quarter of the price.
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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

nickthegun

11 months ago

If its released at full price, its gets judged as a full price game.
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nickthegun

11 months ago

While there is probably a temptation to wet your knickers at someone being mean to nintendo, this is the price at release, it isnt worth it, the end.

Admittedly, there are certainly more shades of gray for other releases, but in this case it is unavoidably a massive factor in recommending it and the review is perfectly justified in mentioning it, especially, as Wes pointed out, Injustice 2 came out last week *heaving* with content. SF5 scores suffered for the package being light on content for a full release, so there is also precedent there.

The price will inevitably plummet but until it hits whatever the last version is going for on XBL, it will still be too much.
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nickthegun

11 months ago

There are no bonus stages in arcade mode
What?!?!
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Injustice 2 didn't need a story mode, but it delivered a blockbuster anyway

nickthegun

11 months ago

The first one was pretty good but if you youtube the cutscenes from the first one, NRS definitely deserve a pat on the back for levelling up this dramatically.
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Injustice 2 first fighting game to top the UK chart in over two years

nickthegun

11 months ago

It really deserves it. Take note, capcom. This is how you put a package together.
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Injustice 2 review

nickthegun

11 months ago

I've heard it's at least as good as MKX online but these games always play well pre-release and then shit themselves when everyone hits the servers, so I suppose time will tell.
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