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Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City

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10 years ago

I love Animal Crossing but quite frankly I see no need to buy the same game a third time. It pains me to say it but I think I'll pass. :(
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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10 years ago

@swede, yes that's my wee ginger dwarven huntress with the fake Scottish accent, Krankie, bless her. \o/

moar mammoths
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10 years ago

Oh and yes, Northrend is simply sublime after Outland. Gorgeous doesn't come close. So nice to be back questing in a zone which feels faintly reminiscent of the real world, that was always the biggest draw of WoW for me. Also, baby mammoths ftw.
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10 years ago

Anyone thinking about starting or restarting in WoW, there's a dedicated forum Lich King thread here.
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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10 years ago

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10 years ago

I am literally beside myself with anticipation, GIEF.
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Woman "kills" virtual husband

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10 years ago

Charlie Stross, Halted State, heh
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Comic-Con 2008

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10 years ago

Wow, the years have not been kind to that Skywalker fellow.
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Blizzard: WOW lost players to Conan

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10 years ago

And in other news, the Arctic told reporters that some of its birds had flown south for the winter, but most of them had come back now.

Jeez Blizz...
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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10 years ago

Oh God, me wanto much.

Am I right in thinking you have to sacrifice an existing character at level 55 or above to create a Death Knight? Cos that is going to be a massive wrench. :(
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WOW passes "the Bushnell Threshold"

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10 years ago

"My older son all of a sudden got Mage 72 or whatever it is"

And we should pay attention this person's views on WoW why?

FFS
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Blizzard not worried about losing WOW fans to Diablo III

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10 years ago

I personally don't see a tremendous amount of overlap between WoW & Diablo, any more than there would be between WoW and any other dungeon crawler. They're not really the same thing at all, are they?
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J Allard gets a new job title

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10 years ago

"cool"
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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10 years ago

Christ, it's hard enough deciding how to spec your hunter, let alone having to decide how to spec your pet. :/
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LostWinds

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10 years ago

This is an absolutely delightful game. Real old skool platforming and it's just gorgeous.
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Duke Nukem Forever still coming

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10 years ago

I assume this is some kind of existential ultra-late April Fool...
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Camelot could return to Golden Sun

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10 years ago

Oh please yes! Pleasebetruepleasebetruepleasebetrue

Then I can finally get my DS out of the cupboard again!

Make this game I beseech thee
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

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10 years ago

My biggest complaint about this game (which I'm enjoying) is simply that you don't develop the same kind of bond with your party that you do in a more standard RPG. The Pokemon-style play where you're constantly upgrading your party somehow diminishes the experience. Other than that I think it's a fantastic game.
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Cult Classics: GameCube

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10 years ago

jonsaan - which games? I've had the Cube SCART cable since day one* and I've never experienced any problems.

* day minus two actually - my local broke embargo \o/
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10 years ago

The Cube is alive and well and living in my house. Favourite console by far. "Cult" seems somehow pejorative, implying a niche, uncritical user base. Animal Crossing on Cube was seminal, seminal I tell thee! And not just because I found it arousing.
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Spore and Monkey Ball coming to iPhone

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10 years ago

"hateful old iTunes"

Spot the PC user.
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Commodore 64 Classics

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11 years ago

No Mr Robot, no Halls of Montezuma...!
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Myst heads to DS

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11 years ago

Brilliant, the original Myst and Riven were both superb games. Mind you, zero replayability so I hope they don't just simply port the original game.
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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

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11 years ago

Wendelius, I do confess that I am very interested in seeing what they've done with other locations in the world - not quite interested enough to keep playing (I had a few issues with the gameplay early on too) but interested enough to want to see it! :) Does anyone have any links to some in-game footage of the Old Forest, Bombadil, etc? :)
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11 years ago

"Tolkien fans thought they really were in Middle-Earth; it really was the place that they had come to expect - to some extent. All of us read the books and had different images in our head."

Pffft. This Tolkien fan gave up in disgust after a few hours' play.

edit - Mo0k, yes, that would work IF you were in the Prancing Pony. Any old dev can cobble together a 3D space with a few textures and a generic cod-celtic soundtrack and say "hey look it's the Prancing Pony" - that doesn't do it for me. I was all ready to be won over by this game, I've been following its development ever since it was first announced years ago. As I say, it left me stone cold. It might work as a generic MMORPG but it doesn't work as a recreation of Middle Earth. I've come to the conclusion that it's utterly futile trying to recreate a subjective experience, especially when its so well-loved by so many people around the world. The films failed, and the game fails. Why even bother? The books stand on their own. Create your own world and stop trying to make money off the back of other people's cherished reading experiences.
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Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword

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11 years ago

Anyone with the surname "McCracken" who isn't called Phil really doesn't deserve to live.
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The Bluffer's Guide to Hentai Games

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11 years ago

"Obviously it's more popular than i thought.. and that i find quite a scary prospect."

Oh noes! People like sex! Teh human race is DOOMED!
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Shadow Hearts: From The New World

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11 years ago

"Here's your lovely assistant. Helpfully, the game gets her to take her clothes off repeatedly in cut-scenes, which is a thoughtful touch."

Thread, useless, etc
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Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

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11 years ago

Wyrm, well in my limited experience, it's EXACTLY like WoW except the graphics/artwork is frankly not as good. They've gone for hyper realism and this of course means that the world actually looks worse that WoW's slightly cartoony universe (marmite thing, personally I love WoW's look). My other gripes with LOTRO are: very poor performance, stutters like hell; the UI is far too cluttered and not nearly as well thought through as WoW; loading screens every time you enter a building??? Yuck!! And all those instances in the early stages of the game really destroy the feeling of being in a massive seamless world, it feels like going back to the days of Baldur's Gate (to match the palette). Finally, for me, the killer is seeing what they've done with the wonderful Middle Earth of my imagination. It's not how it's supposed to look, and I very quickly got tired of seeing "Borimor of Gondor" and "Legalos of Mirkwood" running around cookie-cutter mediaeval villages with Clannad-esque bagpipe music wailing in the background. No no no no. It's just not right.
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11 years ago

Rob, you and I were clearly playing different games!

/back to WoW
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Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja

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11 years ago

I do love these creative departures from standard reviewing templates. Tells me all I need to know and entertains me too, thanks. \o/
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World in Conflict

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11 years ago

Is it possible to play as the good guys?
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Age of Conan beta hysteria

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11 years ago

"It will be a brutal and bloody affair, aimed at more mature gamers, who will be able to utilise an action-based and pioneering combat system to brutally slay opponents."

Leaving the split infinitive to one side for a moment ;)

I've got to say, that description of the gameplay does not sound as if it's aimed at "more mature gamers" to me. The fact that they're targeting the 360 says it all.
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Theme Park DS

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11 years ago

Oh God, Dungeon Keeper DS, that would be so amazing... :o
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Fantasy Reborn

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11 years ago

Didn't they announce DQ on DS? And didn't they say it was going to be... *spit* an action RPG? :(
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Okami

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11 years ago

OK, on the strength of that review I'm going to pick this up at lunchtime, even if it is *shudder* an action adventure! So you can pause the thing while you paint, right? ;p
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Rogue Galaxy

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11 years ago

Wait, this isn't turn-based? Yet another sodding twitch-fest?

/loses interest
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Apple could do console - analyst

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12 years ago

While agreeing with everyone that analysts are stupid, the Pippin was shit, this is a ridiculous notion and I can't see it happening in a million years, can I just point out for the record that Steve Jobs used to work for Atari and he tried to sell them the Apple 2 but they told him to get bent; oh, and I think he invented Breakout for them, didn't he? I'm pretty sure he did.

So a track record of sorts. :)
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Drunken Jaffe goes mental

Eurogamer's PS3

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12 years ago

Yep, sorry, fugly (the console, not the girl, who isn't).

This next gen is shaping up to be the ugliest ever, and that's quite an achievement given how ugly previous generations have been. Current gen is probably the least ugly, but that's only because the Cube is so flipping gorgeous that it single-handedly cancels out the two most hideous consumer electronic contraptions of all-time.
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Magical Vacation (working title)

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12 years ago

So is this Magical Starsign?
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The best of YouTube

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12 years ago

I've watched that Daigo clip five times and I still have absolutely no clue what it is I'm supposed to be watching. What the hell are they getting so excited about?
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