seeyoshirun

Yakuza 6 review - a new beginning and a fitting end for Sega's great series

seeyoshirun

2 days ago

One of the many enduring myths in modern games is that Sega's a spent force, its days producing brash and brazen blockbusters well and truly behind it.
Well, that's sort of half-true (a lot of loopy Sega series have been dormant for a while). It's also only about half the story of the common sentiment around Sega, which has more to do with their uneven quality control than with people wondering if they make over-the-top blockbusters any more.

Anyway, Yakuza looks fun as always. I swear one day I'll get around to trying it out.
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Konami announced a new Castlevania game

seeyoshirun

4 days ago

@cowell It's a bit sad that a good day for Konami is one where they only disappoint you slightly.
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After six months, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp adds randomised loot boxes

seeyoshirun

4 days ago

This is disappointing, but at least they seem to be keeping this crap out of their console games (which is more than can be said for a lot of other companies).

At any rate, I never bothered trying Pocket Camp and after this I'm certainly not about to start.
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Dark Souls on Switch just got delayed

seeyoshirun

4 days ago

@grassyknoll Yeah, if you owned a Wii U the line-up for the first seven months of 2017 includes a lot of things you could already have picked up on the previous console, although Kirby Star Allies is delightful, I've got my eye on Sushi Striker and Octopath Traveller, and I'm sure Labo and Mario Tennis Aces will do well. I think saying Nintendo can't get games out in a timely fashion is a bit unfair, though - including the re-releases, we're averaging around one Nintendo-published title per month.

I'm guessing the second half of this year is where Nintendo will be saving a lot of their big guns, anyway. At the very least, we know Fire Emblem, Yoshi and Smash are listed for this year, and there are likely a couple of other reveals being saved for E3.
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EGX Rezzed 2018: The best games from this year's show

seeyoshirun

5 days ago

@Nikanoru It does. It really saddens me that the Wii got a reputation for being "Nintendo exclusives + shovelware" because there was a lot of good, really interesting third-party stuff on there if you did your research. I mean, A Boy and His Blob, Muramasa, MadWorld, The Last Story, de Blob, Fragile... I mention these games to most people (even Wii owners) and I'll be lucky if they knew of even one of them.
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seeyoshirun

5 days ago

I saw a trailer for West Of Loathing not long ago, I think it was covered in one of the Nintendo Direct presentations. It looks delightfully eccentric. Disco Elysium looks like a treat, too.
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seeyoshirun

5 days ago

@Nikanoru Was coming here to mention that game! Definitely a little gem, sad that so few people seemed to even know it existed.
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EA admits it "got it wrong" over Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes

seeyoshirun

5 days ago

I'm kind of grossed out that it still managed to sell 7 million units.
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Kingdom Hearts 3 has Game & Watch style mini-games

seeyoshirun

5 days ago

@FrostedSloth Let's not forget Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart. Bravely Default is a pretty weird title, too.
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Introducing Digital Foundry's new PC benchmarking system

seeyoshirun

2 weeks ago

@AgentDaleCooper There was a time I would have disagreed with you, but their analysis is really top-notch and it looks like one of the few things that might actually get better through this whole site redesign.
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Firewatch announced for Nintendo Switch

seeyoshirun

2 weeks ago

@JohnnyThunders Thus far I had the impression that was supplementing their console division - releasing games on mobile has generally caused a spike in the sales of related games on Nintendo consoles.
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seeyoshirun

2 weeks ago

@FilthyAnimal Depends on the person, probably. My partner actually likes my playing next to him in bed so long as the volume's relatively low. He said it's comforting. I think some people like a little bit of familiar background noise.
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Sea of Thieves lands UK chart number one

seeyoshirun

4 weeks ago

Individual formats, in case anyone's interested. As usual, it's a little more favourable to games which were exclusive to one console.

1. Sea of Thieves (XO)
2. Ni no Kuni II (PS4)
3. A Way Out (PS4)
4. Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered (PS4)
5. FIFA 18 (PS4)
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
7. Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4)
8. A Way Out (XO)
9. Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
10. GTA V (PS4)
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seeyoshirun

4 weeks ago

@abotgar Like comparing apples to orgies.
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Nintendo's new spring eShop sale features some of the best Switch savings yet

seeyoshirun

4 weeks ago

@the_ewan Nintendo doesn't set the prices for third-party games; third parties do. Don't hate on Nintendo for someone else's decisions.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I can't really be bothered to read through all 500+ comments before mine, but I hope you guys are reading all of these! There's probably some useful feedback in there.

The general look being slightly more similar to USGamer is fine, I guess, if that's what you're into. Feels like there's more empty space than needed, though, and there's a small feature you appear to have scrapped - I can't see whether my comments have been up/downvoted just by looking at my own comment history. I have to go to any individual thread again. While I know those votes are hardly the be-all and end-all, it's nice to be able to see at a quick glance in one place how all my recent comments are being received.
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Watch the Nintendo Switch Nindies Spring 2018 Showcase here

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

Lumines Remastered was a lovely surprise, I didn't own a PSP so I missed the original. Outside of that, Pool Panic and West of Loathing looked really unique, too.

It was a bit of a short video, although it does seem like the focus was primarily on stuff due in the next few months (mostly timed exclusives, I think), so I guess there wouldn't have been much more than that. Nintendo's focus these days seems to be very much centred on near-term announcements, which I'm okay with.
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Wave of bomb threats to UK schools blamed on Minecraft server feud

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

Wish I could say I was surprised - this isn't the first time a video game has led to a small handful of people being complete idiots, although it doesn't usually lead to fucking around with school systems on the other side of the world.
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Fortnite Twitch streamer Ninja is making $500,000 a month

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I wouldn't be surprised if, at this point, it's an intentional part of the design of sites like Twitch to have a small handful of its users making an outrageous sum of money.

All it takes, then, is for gaming sites to publish stories like this. Even if many of us can't fathom the idea of turning gaming into our profession, there'll be thousands of others who are wooed to Twitch by the possibility of getting rich quick.
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Burnout tops chart for first time in 13 years

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I'm pretty impressed to see how well Nintendo's games are doing (and in the UK, historically one of their weakest markets). That's four Switch titles in the all-formats top 10.

EG, any chance you'll report on the individual formats chart as well? Here's this week's in case anyone's interested, pulled from GfK's website:

1. Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4)
2. Kirby Star Allies (NS)
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
4. FIFA 18 (PS4)
5. Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
6. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (XO)
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
8. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
9. Splatoon 2 (NS)
10. Burnout Paradise Remastered (XO)

So on Xbox One, Burnout was the second-biggest seller of the week. The Devil May Cry HD Collection for PS4, which I'm assuming was a new release, was also 11th on individual formats (13th on all formats).
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Detective Pikachu sees Pokémon fully embrace its anime heritage

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I really hope this gets ported to Switch at some point. I kept meaning to buy a 3DS and never got around to it (just didn't have enough time in my life to add another console to the mix), but this is like the only other Pokémon game other than Snap that I've ever cared about. Pikachu's voice is brilliant and the whole thing just looks freakin' adorable and I want it so bad!
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Kirby Star Allies review - a delightfully detailed throwback

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I skipped the 3DS outings, and I still regularly dip back into games I bought more than five years ago, so I doubt 30fps is going to bother me in the slightest. Very much looking forward to this!
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Sega Mega Drive Collection headed to PC, PS4, Xbox One

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

Glad you mentioned the need for a Switch version, Tom, so the rest of us don't have to. This would have to be right near the top of the "perfect for Switch" list.
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Mario has infiltrated Google Maps to celebrate this year's international Mario Day

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

@Floppy
10MAR, I don't get it.
I think you just unearthed Mario's alter ego, "I, Omar".
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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy confirmed for Nintendo Switch

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

@Spence1115 Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. This Spyro remaster thing is probably a timed PS4 exclusive just like the N.Sane trilogy apparently was.
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seeyoshirun

1 month ago

So Switch already has Mario and Sonic, and before year's end it'll see Crash, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Mega Man. That's a hell of a collection of classic platforming icons right there. All it really needs is Spyro.
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Okami HD is coming to Switch this summer

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

There are maybe three games in existence I'd actually pay full price just to play again in a prettier version on Switch. Okami is one of those games.
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Looks like Mario Tennis Aces launches for Nintendo Switch in June

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I really like Nintendo's approach with games on Switch: including motion controls and all the fancy stuff as options in their games, but not making such things required. If you want to use traditional controls in this game (or Odyssey, or Arms, etc.) you can. It feels much more inclusive to different play styles than the Wii sometimes did.
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Captain Toad headed to Nintendo Switch and 3DS

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

I already got this on Wii U so I won't be re-purchasing (at least not at full price, I might double-dip for the new content if I find it cheaper). I'm so happy to see this game get a re-release, though. It was one of the unexpected gems of the Wii U's library, absolutely bursting with charm and ingenuity.
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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

@Kami
... man, I could have sworn this was gonna be an E3 announcement.
The fact that it wasn't makes me think it might be an upgraded version of Smash 4, which would still be great. It also makes me consider the possibility that Nintendo has bigger announcements lined up for E3, which is rather exciting!
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3DS puzzler Sushi Striker (and its phenomenal theme song) now coming to Switch

seeyoshirun

1 month ago

This game looks like a really fun action puzzler with a delightfully silly presentation, and I'm here for it.
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In Nintendo, Bayonetta has found the most unlikely saviour

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

My favourite Platinum game is Okami.

I know, it doesn't really count because that was Clover, but since quite a few of the Platinum staff worked on that game, it gives me hope that they might dip back into less action-oriented fare again at some point. Not that the action stuff isn't great, too (I've happily picked up MadWorld, Wonderful 101 and both Bayonetta titles) but Platinum's developers seem to be great at pretty much everything and I'd love to see their CV reflect that.
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Nintendo Switch, one year on

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@geeza2020
I'm sure Mario Odyssey and BOTW are both great, but there's nothing else on the system that interests me,
Nothing else? At all? Out of, what, 400 games that have released for the console so far, and a couple hundred more that are confirmed for this year? I find that hard to fathom unless you have really specific tastes.
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seeyoshirun

2 months ago

I called this back when the console was first revealed, and while a lot of people worried Switch's relative lack of power would hurt its success, I saw the potential for it to be a catch-all that effectively replaced the Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. It's getting pretty much all the attention those three consoles got.

The western third-party support has been a really pleasant surprise, though. I was fully prepared for Switch to be ignored by the big western publishers, but even if most of the releases there have been slightly older titles, it's still really nice to see. I certainly wouldn't have expected to have the likes of Wolfenstein II or Pillars of Eternity 2 on the console's 2018 release schedule!

(The main one I'd love to see, though, is a collection of the Bioshock titles.)
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Thimbleweed Park's new DLC lets you unbeep Ransome the Clown's sweary speech

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@Dreadjaws
I realize the point of this, but Ransome is a much funnier character if his swearing is bleeped.
I was thinking the same thing. It's kind of like the various swearing tirades in Arrested Development. Not being able to hear most of it makes it so much funnier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW510JMwU8w
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Fortnite's new 60fps mode is the real deal

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@Chromanin
Wait, is it buttery smooth fps? Or 60fps?

Because as far as I know, it's definitely not 144fps.
Look... I don't know if anyone's ever said this to you, and just in case they haven't, I will.

Don't be a dick.
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

I'm okay with this if your team at Eurogamer is. If you have to change anything about the way the site is run or presented, though, I think my advice is simple.

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Harvest Moon creator's latest game combines dragon rearing and restaurant management

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

This sounds adorable, and if Wada is at the helm then I'm optimistic that it might actually be good.
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Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@pelican_
Last year MS, as have Sony, commented on announcing games too early. It is the right move. Holding back announcements until nearer the time. Both are guilty of doing so for quick E3 headlines.

Last year Phil said they could announce more with teaser trailers, but ultimately what is the point if the gamer needs to wait X months/years/decades.
This is a great point, too. I'm so completely over the whole E3 teaser-fest given that most of the big companies (Nintendo being a notable exception) tend to show off games with slick trailers that say nothing about how a game actually plays. Like, a little bit of that is okay - sometimes fans of a certain series just won't shut up unless they know something is at least in development - but it can get out of hand.
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seeyoshirun

2 months ago

It's certainly been nice to see Xbox bouncing back in the last few years, with someone far more likeable than Don Mattrick at the head of the brand. Xbox One is not going to be a PS4 killer, but it's carved out its own space in the market and it really does seem like the company has been listening to criticism, which isn't necessarily a common thing in the biz. The main thing I'd like to see them work on is more in the way of key exclusives - they've had a few that struck a chord with a lot of people (like Cuphead), but they could use more.
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Norway says Nintendo is breaking the law over eShop refund policy

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@VanillaLake It does come off that way, yeah. I hope they end up being forced to comply. It'd be great if they ended up clashing with the ACCC (Australia's consumer protection body) - they're the reason Steam has the refund policy it has now.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered is real and coming to Xbox One and PS4 next month

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

Lack of a Switch announcement seems like a real wasted opportunity with this one. Racing games in general are perfect for short-burst gaming sessions.
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Fe review - uneven indie from EA Originals

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

I'm torn.

The reviews are a bit mixed, but a lot of the strongest detractors of this game are also reviewers I don't typically click with, and while I appreciate that Edwin gets a little more lyrical in his style of writing, it sometimes feels like a diversion from some kind of personal dislike he has for certain games.

Dammit, I think I might still get this one. Something about its whole vibe really clicks with me.
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Cult genital-swinging hit Mount Your Friends gets 3D sequel this month

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@Glunge For me, that's like a regular Saturday.
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PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

I'm not actually that surprised that this version of SOTC outsold the original at launch. I think the Team Ico games have gradually accumulated a rather large fan base through word-of-mouth.
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Civilization 6 Gold - the best ways to make money and how to earn Gold fast in Civ 6

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

I hope the explosion of Civ 6 articles on the front page is accidental. One page linking to each of the guides would have been sufficient.
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Quantic Dream: allegations of unhealthy studio culture are a "smear"

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

@Foxtrot-Oscar So because someone isn't chained up inside a sweat shop, they're not allowed to want things to be better?
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Nintendo finally confirms the truth about Toad's head

seeyoshirun

2 months ago

Good on you, Eurogamer. I can't count on many journalists to report on these hard-hitting issues.
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PlayStation 4 passes 75m milestone

seeyoshirun

3 months ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_4#Sales

That puts their shipments for 2017 at 19.4m, actually the same amount as 2016. It seems like PS4 sales have plateaued, which is understandable, but if Sony play their cards right they can probably cruise along with sales/shipments close to that level for a bit longer still. They'll smash PS3's final sales easily, and reaching the PS1's 102.5m shouldn't be too hard, either.
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Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year

seeyoshirun

3 months ago

@SuperShinobi
Personally, I don't see my Switch getting that much use this year, aside from Bayonetta 2, which I still haven't played.
Give it another month or two before you make that call. We still know very little about Nintendo's planned line-up for this year. I think the Bayonetta re-releases and Kirby are the only Nintendo-published titles with firm release dates at the moment!
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