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Ni No Kuni 2 has a season pass

the_inchworm

9 months ago

Season passes are just the worst. You have ALREADY PAID full price for the game. That should give you EVERYTHING IN IT. Then, if the developers or publishers decide to release an expansion, you choose at that point whether or not you want to continue in that game's universe.

Season passes, microtransactions, loot boxes: all of it utter dogshit.
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Diablo 3's Necromancer DLC out next week

the_inchworm

10 months ago

If I bought the PC version, would I still be able to play using a gamepad? I have zero interest in using a KB & Mouse for Diablo.
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Destiny sherpas are helping players up Rise of Iron's mountain

the_inchworm

2 years ago

'Sherpa' is a term I particularly hate. It seems to translate to 'boastful arse who brags on forums but still slags off the players I claim to help'.

Then again, that's not quite so catchy....
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The story behind War for the Overworld's messy development

the_inchworm

2 years ago

This has sat in my wishlist for some time and I have held off tkaing the plunge due to the now-standard pattern of indie PC titles being super buggy at launch. Seems like now might me a good time to take the plunge.
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Having no daily/flash deals made Steam Summer Sale 2016 more money than ever

the_inchworm

2 years ago

I spent nothing as I was waiting on big price drops, so really.. great success for my wallet!
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Even with the Marketing and Malpractice DLC, Big Pharma just isn't evil enough

the_inchworm

2 years ago

Please give Sarah Ditum more work. Both her articles on the site thus far have been very good.
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Budget Cuts is the future of VR right freakin' now

the_inchworm

2 years ago

Bronte references on Eurogamer? How terribly sophisticated.
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Codemasters picks up Driveclub developer Evolution Studios

the_inchworm

2 years ago

Could they now please make this game:

https://vimeo.com/14866042
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Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness gets a release date

the_inchworm

2 years ago

@bemaniac Pfft! My problem is always that they don't give me enough characters to manage. COME BACK SHINING FORCE!
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Watch Overwatch's second animated short, Alive

the_inchworm

2 years ago

I liked the Winston one better. I can't get onboard the Tracer train, though it seems I'm in the minority.
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Trackmania Turbo review

the_inchworm

2 years ago

Just as soon as this adds AI cars, collision and timed checkpoints, I will be all over it. Time Attack is not what I want from an arcade racer, I want to swerve like a man possessed through back markers then gun for the leader, like in Sega's awesome and very under-rated Indy 500
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WipEout co-creator's Table Top Racing: World Tour gets a trailer

the_inchworm

2 years ago

What I really want is the drop-off-the-screen mechanic of MM and - even better - Mashed. This looks like fun but without that it's not what I'm after personally.
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DriveClub's latest update is its most radical yet

the_inchworm

2 years ago

Gah! With every huge update I keep hoping against hope that they will add a 'Motorstorm Mode' and then I can have the rough and tumble, screw physics, *fun* racer that I am looking for. This sounds like another great addition to a game I bought for peanuts, but please please PLEASE do an all-out arcade mode, off-road fun update for the next mega update!
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PS Plus Vote to Play includes Broforce, Assault Android Cactus, Action Henk

the_inchworm

2 years ago

"aren't us good" ?!? Come on....
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Is it time for a PS4 SSD upgrade?

the_inchworm

2 years ago

The solution is to not buy games that have an exorbitant loading time.
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The Deadly Tower of Monsters release date set for January

the_inchworm

2 years ago

Terrific premise. Not sold yet on the execution.
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The new characters steal the show in Invisible, Inc: Contingency Plan

the_inchworm

2 years ago

I heard rumours this was coming to console, where I would snap it up like a shot. Anyone have any info on this?
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All Star Wars Battlefront's blasters, Traits, Star Cards revealed

the_inchworm

2 years ago

@Murton Of course it works that way, in that if no-one buys the game, it will not be profitable.

Mass refusal to purchase would obviously be a game-changer.

Your point about metacritic is well made, though. That would definitely be another effective tactic.
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the_inchworm

2 years ago

And here we have the reason I have zero interest in this game. Non level playing field = not enjoyable. This is just blatantly putting the hamster wheel in front of your face and saying 'spin on this'.

*Any* game that wants extra cash on top of the full game purchase price sets a bad precedent and yet I know a whole group who splashed out bigtime on Battlefield packs (whatever they were called).

It's now a common theme across all big publishers and it should be rejected. I want to spend my money, buy my game, and then maybe have some post-game support as a pleasant surprise. D3, for example, shows a positive model vs, say, Overwatch as one that fills me with apprehension and keeps me away.

I wish more of us would actually NOT BUY these games rather than moan but give in to peer pressure.
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Battleborn release date delayed until May

the_inchworm

2 years ago

I'm one of many in the closed technical test and the amount of polish there makes me genuinely curious as to why this needs more time. Yes, there are some things that need fixing in the UI (opening loot packs springs to mind) but what we've seen of the game is slick and seems very near to completion.

Baffling, but there it is.
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Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide review

the_inchworm

3 years ago

Does the game have any AI variance or is it all the same enemies at the same locations? It seems like variety might be the biggest problem with the game in the longer term.
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Destiny's two big PVP modes return soon - and they're a bit different

the_inchworm

3 years ago

Wesley, surely you mean 'precious' in that final sentence?
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PS1 at 20: Lara Croft ran for the student union at my university

the_inchworm

3 years ago

@TheDarkSide St Francis Folly was one of those treasured moments in videogames. When you first angle the camera down and it goes on FOREVER until you can't see any deeper took my breath away at the time. Magnificent.
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League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

the_inchworm

3 years ago

Just to be factually correct from the Washington Post that reported this first, the pill retailed for $18 so the price hike was a mere 4,100% I believe.

I was reading about this earlier today and that stuck in my mind; might be worth chasing up.
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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime review

the_inchworm

3 years ago

I really like the sound of this. Is it an exclusive to Xbox on consoles, or is a PS4 version incoming?
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Armello review

the_inchworm

3 years ago

@UncleLou I don't mind sharing :-)
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the_inchworm

3 years ago

Biggest gripe with the game is the current lack of local multiplayer, which was an unpleasant surprise. Apart from that, though, this is a real charmer and I hope to get my board game friends into it.
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Rich Stanton on: Playing human in Earthbound

the_inchworm

3 years ago

@riceNpea Sounds like your English professor needs to accept the more fluid structure of the language, then. @spongybubbles is right.

It's like people saying "You can't call it the Union Jack unless it's on a ship". Often bandied about as a fact, but wrong. We're a more flexible language than some would care to admit.
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First in-engine Total War: Warhammer trailer released

the_inchworm

3 years ago

"In engine" my arse. Plenty in here that will *never* be in engine.
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The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

the_inchworm

3 years ago

So.... last expansion we had four rooms as our PvE content. This time around we get a WHOLE LEVEL??? OMG!!

I've made my commitment to value by telling my regular fireteam I won't be buying The Taken King. It's an absolute rip-off.
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Destiny: House of Wolves review

the_inchworm

3 years ago

The problem is that there is not a lot of content for 20. My focus is PvE, and all I get is a four-room arena with some limited extra mechanics. 'Raid encounters' are still light years behind mechanics of, say, a World of Warcraft boss.

Destiny has one thing going for it, and one thing only: the satisfying gameplay. Turns out that covers a multitude of sins as I still play it a lot, but this expansion is paper thin for the money and I will be thinking long and hard before giving over any more of mine.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

the_inchworm

3 years ago

@WorldScaper Thank you buddy. I will try and share play this or something before I decide whether or not to go for it.
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the_inchworm

3 years ago

I found combat in the Witcher 2 so bad that I barely got beyond the opening tutorial. I hated it. The thing that holds me back from going for this is that lingering fear that combat will be the same, and that I will hate it also.

Can any of you who have already been playing the game (since the review glosses over this in barely a sentence) elaborate on how the combat is?
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King's Quest: How Sierra plans to reboot a three decade old classic

the_inchworm

3 years ago

@Samael_Blackwing Ha ha! Yes, just like that :-P
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the_inchworm

3 years ago

This looks a bit like a fully controllable Dragon's Lair. It seems to have plenty of 'wrong choice = death' moments. Could that make it overly thin to play? I hope not because it looks gorgeous and immersive.
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MMORPG Neverwinter gets Xbox One release date

the_inchworm

3 years ago

This was also scheduled to come out on PS4 but I have not heard anything about it in a while. Is there any word on when that version may come out?
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Dungeon Defenders 2 arrives on Steam Early Access next month

the_inchworm

3 years ago

I'd like to see this on the consoles - any word on that?
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PS4 software update v2.01 to tackle Rest Mode problem

the_inchworm

4 years ago

@Sledge_Hammer I tried the USB to always thing and it made no difference for me. Therefore I stopped using Rest Mode until this fix. Now that it's here I'll revert to the timed USB settings and use Rest Mode again.

I wasn't going to bother checking the other stuff. I leave discs in the machine all the time and I want background downloading.

So we shall see if this fixes it.
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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One October system update

the_inchworm

4 years ago

Good on Microsoft. They are working hard to give us the things we wanted in the first place. I don't own an XB1 but I can applaud this update, and do.
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Project Spark leaves beta, boxed Starter Pack disc detailed

the_inchworm

4 years ago

I hope this yields some really great creative titles. It's an initiative that I would love to see succeed. Fingers crossed for Sparky!
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PlayStation Plus' October offerings include DriveClub, Spelunky and Dust: An Elysian Tail

the_inchworm

4 years ago

D&D Shadows Over Mystara is an unbelievably good game. Yes it's old, but it's still terrific. Probably the most complex side-scrolling beat-em-up out there and it's unparalleled for couch co-op. Really, it's the best.
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Video: Diablo 3 PS4 community live stream

the_inchworm

4 years ago

There was a problem joining the game.
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See the first footage of Mortal Kombat X's Kano

the_inchworm

4 years ago

Burn a whole? Come on...
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"It's not historically accurate!"

the_inchworm

4 years ago

Will these ever stop? Article about historical accuracy and its place in games: fine. Yet another public bout of hormone replacement therapy: tedious.
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Editor's blog: I am sexist

the_inchworm

4 years ago

Oh Jesus. I feel this entire article belongs in /r/im14andthisisdeep. Just as with many of the other 'isms' these things are grounded in actual points of difference. Do we treat women differently to men? Yes we do because - get this - they *are different*. An amazing concept...
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Microsoft's E3 press conference

the_inchworm

4 years ago

Cuphead has a terrific style. 30s cartoon visuals. Big fan of those, at least.
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Would you believe that EA Sports is making FIFA 15?

the_inchworm

4 years ago

I still have my goals saved from the original FIFA Soccer on PC. It was on a ***CD*** and it had ***commentary*** from Tony Gubba. I enjoyed it and played it a lot. These days I wouldn't touch a football game with a barge pole as I enjoyed sports games when you could weave past the entire team and shoot.

Enjoyment > Realism.
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: a horror game after your mind

the_inchworm

4 years ago

I really like the sound of this and hope it delivers. It's there one motif that's over-used it's the sight of a hero with a gun in his hands. Guns aren't necessary for drama, suspense or indeed horror, so fingers crossed this is a winner.
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Watch Dogs review

the_inchworm

4 years ago

Such a badly done main character. I always thought this looked overblown and not very good. This review confirms it for me. It reads like it wanted to be a 5 but was bumped up a bit to keep Ubi sweet.
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Transistor review

the_inchworm

4 years ago

I'm not a fan of New Game Plus - basically it's the same game with some tweaks, and they expect us to smile (to put it in Eurogamer speak). It should be a deduction that a game ends too early. For an RPG in particular, once you've played it, you've played it. If it runs out of steam too early, mark it down!
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