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  1. This Week In Gaming 9-27-16

    Inside the troubled development of Star Citizen, looking back on gaming without nostalgia, YouTube heroes explained, Civ VI devs show off combat and city building, Battle.net name change, crunch culture of Japan, Oculus founder helped to fund "shitposting meme magic" group, what 'optimization' really means in games, a look at Japanese arcades, SF V Update makes PCs vulnerable to malware, Nintendo taking final orders for the Wii U, postmortem on Sorcery! series, Paper Mario accidentally released early for some, 23 year old game being localized, the realities of being a game designer in a big studio, Asia's videogame subcultures, Valve tweaks review system and UI, stories of murder and theft from Ultima Online, and more. AJSA Youtube's This Week In Gaming Gaming News Nintendo NX to be released Christmas 2016? YouTube Heroes Explained If you don't want to sort through videos of people misunderstanding things, yelling, or freaking out about the thing that will cause the "death of Youtube" (this month), then the the above video is a good one that actually looks at the system and the ideas that were likely behind it. Jim Sterling also did a good video but it tends to repeat what he has already said about Youtube in a video I shared the last time Youtube was dying, and this talks a bit more into some of the systems behind it. Blizzard Is Killing The Name 'Battle.net' Valve slightly tweaks Steam's review system again Steam is getting a UI overhaul soon, according to new Steamworks post Inside the Troubled Development of Star Citizen The 24-Year Feud That Has Dogged Star Citizen Star Citizen's First-Person View Is Based On Birds Battlefield 1 unveils its maps and modes Battlefield 2142 Revive brings back EA's cult-classic online shooter New Battlefield 1 Single-Player Campaign Details Emerge Trajan takes charge of Rome in Civilization 6 Civilization 6 puts Gilgamesh in charge of Sumeria CIVILIZATION VI - Devs Show Off Combat and City Growth NetherRealm addresses concern around Injustice 2's new Gear System THINGS SEEN IN YAKUZA 6’S NEW TRAILER: CRYING BABIES, CAT CAFÉS, AND LOTS OF SUSHI Yakuza 0's Business Edition Revealed, PC Version Not in the Works Dawn of War 3 Eldar units and heroes detailed Obsidian’s Tyranny looks wonderful in new behind-the-scenes dev diary Tyranny - Spell Creation & Dungeon Crawl Princess Maker 2 Refine coming to PC via Steam in English on October 3 Dishonored 2 trailer shows Emily and Corvo’s creative kills “Players won’t understand Dishonored 2 till they play it twice” claims Harvey Smith Bit.Trip Runner 3 coming 2017 There’s yet another Wonder Boy game in the works Telltale’s Bloody ‘Batman’ Shows How the Studio’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Should Have Been UPCOMING GAME ABOUT A STUFFED RABBIT GOES TO A SURPRISINGLY DARK PLACE Being Lara Croft in VR Is Basically ‘Tomb Raider: Gone Home Edition’ 3on3 Freestyle Brings Street Basketball to PS4 in Q4 2016 Beyond Good & Evil Director Teasing Fans With New Artwork Sundered is an arty Metroidvania-style game coming next year A DADDY-DAUGHTER STEALTH GAME ABOUT ESCAPING A WAR-TORN CITY Version-exclusive Pokémon and New Features Revealed in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! Top 5 Things We Learned in the For Honor Alpha EGX 2016: Torment: Tides of Numenera - Building reactive narrative in impossible worlds Titanfall 2 will bring back Attrition mode Titanfall 2 will have a one-on-one dueling mode Nintendo's Big Fall Wii U Game Briefly Went On Sale Two Weeks Early OH DAMN, A GAME INSPIRED BY ALBERT ROBIDA ILLUSTRATIONS IS ON THE WAY Failbetter Games announces Sunless Skies 7 Facts About Our Next Game SUNLESS SKIES PROMISES A GLORIOUSLY VICTORIAN SCI-FI TALE ASTRONEER WILL TAKE HUMANITY’S FIGHT AGAINST NATURE TO SPACE Planet Coaster will, of course, let you crash your rollercoasters Watch Dogs 2 - Welcome to DedSec Trailer 15 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2's High-Tech Gadgets Watch Dogs 2: A Full Mission of Failing Hacks and Firing Guns Watch Dogs 2 feels slick, enjoyable, but terribly hollow Yooka-Laylee Official Character Trailer Starring Shovel Knight Persona 5's Real-World Locations Endless Space 2 Hits Early Access Next Week Mafia 3 - Official 16 Minute Gameplay Demo Fifa 17: Iceland team in 'cash row' with game developers EA Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – System Rift DLC Launch Trailer Sunless Sea's Zubmariner expansion gets a launch trailer Watch five minutes of Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel gameplay Wolves Ate Us in Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel Overwatch Test Patch Adds Tons Of New Voice Lines Overwatch to buff Symmetra in November, says game director Blizzard reveals fix for Overwatch thumbstick acceleration control GTA 5's Biker DLC Arrives October 4, New Screenshots Released Capcom promises Street Fighter 5 rollback after "rootkit" discovered in the latest update Big changes are coming to The Division Breaking up with Batman Ubisoft aims to foster Canadian indie scene via dev contest series It’s like somebody always says, probably: If you can’t beat ‘em, convince them to join you. Oculus Rift Founder Palmer Luckey Funding Trump Shitposters Insomniac, other devs condemn Palmer Luckey's support of pro-Trump group Frictional's existential horror game Soma sells 450K, turns profit N64 Emulator Pops Up On Xbox One, Gets Removed Pokémon Uranium finally shuts down development, once and for all Esports News After Backlash, Riot Is Changing How Pros Are Paid Can Riot's latest initiative save the League of Legends pro scene? Heroes of the Storm takes inspiration from League of Legends in 2017 esports plans Bayonetta Player Humiliates Opponent In Japanese Smash Bros. Tournament A video of the full match can be found linked in the article. Smash Bros. Player Shuts Down Heckler, Goes On To Win Tournament Smash Bros. Player's Sexual Consent Guide Ignites Debate In Community Virtual reality gets going in esports—a lot faster than expected Team Dignitas and Apex are now owned by the Philadelphia 76ers Crowdfunding News Code: HARDCORE - The Coolest 2D Mecha Battle Game TINY METAL If Nintendo Won't Make A New Advance Wars, These Guys Will JAPAN CAN’T STOP DEPICTING WAR AS THE CUTEST THING ON THE PLANET Hypnospace Outlaw for PC/MAC/LINUX, by the creator of Dropsy NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking RPG Black Watchmen Devs Crowdfunding Hack ‘Em Up NITE Team 4 The Entire History of Kickstarter Projects, Broken Down by City Other content I found interesting this week Dark Side of the Sun Gambling dens and gamer monks: Asia's offbeat videogame subcultures THE DETERMINATION OF CHINA’S INDEPENDENT GAME SCENE THE NEGLECTED HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES FOR THE BLIND The Creation of the ESRB - Gaming Historian How Worms studio head Debbie Bestwick went from retail to MBE - interview Postmortem: Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series by Inkle Looking Back On Gaming Without Nostalgia How Devolver Digital is redefining videogame publishing 5 stories of murder and theft that prove Ultima Online was one of the best MMOs ever Banned From Twitch, 'Bikini Streamer' Finds Success (And Haters) On YouTube The realities of being a game designer in a big studio like BioWare How level designers make us feel smart Steam's Digital Homicide Fiasco Is Valve's Fault The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Seasons' dungeon design | Boss Keys Creating Time For Atmosphere - [game array] The Sound of Hyper Light Drifter A Geographer's Guide to Building Game Worlds The 10 Biggest F-ups From DrinkBox Studios History Respawned: L.A. Noire The Strange Melancholy of Sakura Maid What it’s like to manage a gaming community on fire Why Dating Games Were the Best Thing at 2016’s Tokyo Game Show Review: Japanese Arcades Indie Game Devs Move Studio To Tropical Island For Three Months How the New Video Game 'Virginia' Found a Voice Without Dialogue An INSIDE Joke (Inside Review) What 'optimization' really means in games How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionising Clinical Therapy and Treatment Rehabilitation Errant Signal - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Does Metroid Other M Still SUCK? Guest Column: What Fighting Game Is Right for Me? Talking to the Guy Who Transformed 'Doom' into 'No Man's Sky' Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Millions Of Destiny Players Eager To Jump Back Into Whatever The Fuck Is Happening
  2. Inside the troubled development of Star Citizen, looking back on gaming without nostalgia, YouTube heroes explained, Civ VI devs show off combat and city building, Battle.net name change, crunch culture of Japan, Oculus founder helped to fund "shitposting meme magic" group, what 'optimization' really means in games, a look at Japanese arcades, SF V Update makes PCs vulnerable to malware, Nintendo taking final orders for the Wii U, postmortem on Sorcery! series, Paper Mario accidentally released early for some, 23 year old game being localized, the realities of being a game designer in a big studio, Asia's videogame subcultures, Valve tweaks review system and UI, stories of murder and theft from Ultima Online, and more. AJSA Youtube's This Week In Gaming Gaming News Nintendo NX to be released Christmas 2016? YouTube Heroes Explained If you don't want to sort through videos of people misunderstanding things, yelling, or freaking out about the thing that will cause the "death of Youtube" (this month), then the the above video is a good one that actually looks at the system and the ideas that were likely behind it. Jim Sterling also did a good video but it tends to repeat what he has already said about Youtube in a video I shared the last time Youtube was dying, and this talks a bit more into some of the systems behind it. Blizzard Is Killing The Name 'Battle.net' Valve slightly tweaks Steam's review system again Steam is getting a UI overhaul soon, according to new Steamworks post Inside the Troubled Development of Star Citizen The 24-Year Feud That Has Dogged Star Citizen Star Citizen's First-Person View Is Based On Birds Battlefield 1 unveils its maps and modes Battlefield 2142 Revive brings back EA's cult-classic online shooter New Battlefield 1 Single-Player Campaign Details Emerge Trajan takes charge of Rome in Civilization 6 Civilization 6 puts Gilgamesh in charge of Sumeria CIVILIZATION VI - Devs Show Off Combat and City Growth NetherRealm addresses concern around Injustice 2's new Gear System THINGS SEEN IN YAKUZA 6’S NEW TRAILER: CRYING BABIES, CAT CAFÉS, AND LOTS OF SUSHI Yakuza 0's Business Edition Revealed, PC Version Not in the Works Dawn of War 3 Eldar units and heroes detailed Obsidian’s Tyranny looks wonderful in new behind-the-scenes dev diary Tyranny - Spell Creation & Dungeon Crawl Princess Maker 2 Refine coming to PC via Steam in English on October 3 Dishonored 2 trailer shows Emily and Corvo’s creative kills “Players won’t understand Dishonored 2 till they play it twice” claims Harvey Smith Bit.Trip Runner 3 coming 2017 There’s yet another Wonder Boy game in the works Telltale’s Bloody ‘Batman’ Shows How the Studio’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Should Have Been UPCOMING GAME ABOUT A STUFFED RABBIT GOES TO A SURPRISINGLY DARK PLACE Being Lara Croft in VR Is Basically ‘Tomb Raider: Gone Home Edition’ 3on3 Freestyle Brings Street Basketball to PS4 in Q4 2016 Beyond Good & Evil Director Teasing Fans With New Artwork Sundered is an arty Metroidvania-style game coming next year A DADDY-DAUGHTER STEALTH GAME ABOUT ESCAPING A WAR-TORN CITY Version-exclusive Pokémon and New Features Revealed in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! Top 5 Things We Learned in the For Honor Alpha EGX 2016: Torment: Tides of Numenera - Building reactive narrative in impossible worlds Titanfall 2 will bring back Attrition mode Titanfall 2 will have a one-on-one dueling mode Nintendo's Big Fall Wii U Game Briefly Went On Sale Two Weeks Early OH DAMN, A GAME INSPIRED BY ALBERT ROBIDA ILLUSTRATIONS IS ON THE WAY Failbetter Games announces Sunless Skies 7 Facts About Our Next Game SUNLESS SKIES PROMISES A GLORIOUSLY VICTORIAN SCI-FI TALE ASTRONEER WILL TAKE HUMANITY’S FIGHT AGAINST NATURE TO SPACE Planet Coaster will, of course, let you crash your rollercoasters Watch Dogs 2 - Welcome to DedSec Trailer 15 Minutes of Watch Dogs 2's High-Tech Gadgets Watch Dogs 2: A Full Mission of Failing Hacks and Firing Guns Watch Dogs 2 feels slick, enjoyable, but terribly hollow Yooka-Laylee Official Character Trailer Starring Shovel Knight Persona 5's Real-World Locations Endless Space 2 Hits Early Access Next Week Mafia 3 - Official 16 Minute Gameplay Demo Fifa 17: Iceland team in 'cash row' with game developers EA Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – System Rift DLC Launch Trailer Sunless Sea's Zubmariner expansion gets a launch trailer Watch five minutes of Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel gameplay Wolves Ate Us in Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel Overwatch Test Patch Adds Tons Of New Voice Lines Overwatch to buff Symmetra in November, says game director Blizzard reveals fix for Overwatch thumbstick acceleration control GTA 5's Biker DLC Arrives October 4, New Screenshots Released Capcom promises Street Fighter 5 rollback after "rootkit" discovered in the latest update Big changes are coming to The Division Breaking up with Batman Ubisoft aims to foster Canadian indie scene via dev contest series It’s like somebody always says, probably: If you can’t beat ‘em, convince them to join you. Oculus Rift Founder Palmer Luckey Funding Trump Shitposters Insomniac, other devs condemn Palmer Luckey's support of pro-Trump group Frictional's existential horror game Soma sells 450K, turns profit N64 Emulator Pops Up On Xbox One, Gets Removed Pokémon Uranium finally shuts down development, once and for all Esports News After Backlash, Riot Is Changing How Pros Are Paid Can Riot's latest initiative save the League of Legends pro scene? Heroes of the Storm takes inspiration from League of Legends in 2017 esports plans Bayonetta Player Humiliates Opponent In Japanese Smash Bros. Tournament A video of the full match can be found linked in the article. Smash Bros. Player Shuts Down Heckler, Goes On To Win Tournament Smash Bros. Player's Sexual Consent Guide Ignites Debate In Community Virtual reality gets going in esports—a lot faster than expected Team Dignitas and Apex are now owned by the Philadelphia 76ers Crowdfunding News Code: HARDCORE - The Coolest 2D Mecha Battle Game TINY METAL If Nintendo Won't Make A New Advance Wars, These Guys Will JAPAN CAN’T STOP DEPICTING WAR AS THE CUTEST THING ON THE PLANET Hypnospace Outlaw for PC/MAC/LINUX, by the creator of Dropsy NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking RPG Black Watchmen Devs Crowdfunding Hack ‘Em Up NITE Team 4 The Entire History of Kickstarter Projects, Broken Down by City Other content I found interesting this week Dark Side of the Sun Gambling dens and gamer monks: Asia's offbeat videogame subcultures THE DETERMINATION OF CHINA’S INDEPENDENT GAME SCENE THE NEGLECTED HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES FOR THE BLIND The Creation of the ESRB - Gaming Historian How Worms studio head Debbie Bestwick went from retail to MBE - interview Postmortem: Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series by Inkle Looking Back On Gaming Without Nostalgia How Devolver Digital is redefining videogame publishing 5 stories of murder and theft that prove Ultima Online was one of the best MMOs ever Banned From Twitch, 'Bikini Streamer' Finds Success (And Haters) On YouTube The realities of being a game designer in a big studio like BioWare How level designers make us feel smart Steam's Digital Homicide Fiasco Is Valve's Fault The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Seasons' dungeon design | Boss Keys Creating Time For Atmosphere - [game array] The Sound of Hyper Light Drifter A Geographer's Guide to Building Game Worlds The 10 Biggest F-ups From DrinkBox Studios History Respawned: L.A. Noire The Strange Melancholy of Sakura Maid What it’s like to manage a gaming community on fire Why Dating Games Were the Best Thing at 2016’s Tokyo Game Show Review: Japanese Arcades Indie Game Devs Move Studio To Tropical Island For Three Months How the New Video Game 'Virginia' Found a Voice Without Dialogue An INSIDE Joke (Inside Review) What 'optimization' really means in games How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionising Clinical Therapy and Treatment Rehabilitation Errant Signal - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Does Metroid Other M Still SUCK? Guest Column: What Fighting Game Is Right for Me? Talking to the Guy Who Transformed 'Doom' into 'No Man's Sky' Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Millions Of Destiny Players Eager To Jump Back Into Whatever The Fuck Is Happening
  3. GOG has some bundle deals, sales, and has added new games to GOG connect (if you own the games on Steam you can connect your account and it will also add them to your GOG library).
  4. If you aren't keeping a number count like Kaz then I would rather you double posts if you are coming back at a later time and no one else has posted anything. Hard to keep track of numbers if I add the games mentioned in your post to the total and it gets edited later. Completed: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Platform: Xbox One Crimes & Punishments puts you in the shoes of Sherlock Holmes, usually followed by Watson, and gives you six separate cases to solve. You will spend your time finding clues, using your investigative talents or imagination to find hidden clues in different areas, interviewing witnesses and suspects while using clues to catch them in lies, referencing information in old files, solving mostly simple minigames, and finally connecting clues in an attempt to reach the correct deduction to identify the culprit or culprits. There is a morality system where you can arrest, absolve, or possibly handle culprits in different ways but none of this really leads to anything as it only effects the ending cutscene of a case and has no effect on how people treat you or on the events of future cases, apart from being able to read about how the previous case ended in a letter or in the paper. It is also possible to come to the wrong conclusion at the end of each case. The game looks good, not anything amazing but a big step up from the previous Sherlock titles. Sherlock is a fun and well acted character. If you get stuck on a minigame or just don't enjoy doing them, such as lockpicking, the game does allow you to skip over these moments. The cases having nothing to do with each other can be disappointing as you don't get to know people or follow events over a long period of time and there is no real overarching plot to the game. Some of the cases are good and long while some end up not being as interesting, the fourth case ends up being very short with only your house and one other area to explore and you will likely guess what happened immediately. Good for people looking for an adventure and mystery game.
  5. I never played any of the ones before Empire, though I do own them. So far I've liked Shogun 2 and Warhammer the most and it had some good extra conent like the Rise and Fall of the samurai expansions. Napoleon felt like a better version of Empire but it was always easy to win due to artillery and poor AI. I played Rome 2 earlier on when their was more problems with the game, apparently a lot has been fixed and some good improvements were made but I never played it after that as I don't own the game. I've been enjoying the varied armies and units of Warhammer and I'm a fan of the setting, but the game does put a lot more importance on your generals who can potentially do massive damage to enemy armies alone, and then there is the magic, so if you want something more realistic it isn't the one to get.
  6. Don't have a problem with just focusing on the negative. All caps hyperbole, that's annoying. Or just boring over saturation with nothing added to the conversation. How is that different than what people can already do? It's all checked by the same system. Poor one though it may be, I know enough people who get threats and reports over Youtube videos already, if thir videos are ok now I don't see how this will make anything worse. The only way it can be worse is if the system just automatically gave everyone the ability to mass flag content. They don't have the right to talk about whatever they want, they have the right to attempt to use Youtube as a free platform for their speech with whatever guidelines Youtube chooses to implement, whether or not they be good, bad, confusing, or ones of mixed results. Even more so when advertisers are involved, and people are capable of finding their own sponsors separate from Youtube to pay them. Depending on where they live they also might not have a free speech law at all, or at least one that is more rational then the US that prohibits certain things. This doesn't even seem related to that kind of an issue anyway as this is more involved with ToS violations (or adding subtitles) rather than not liking what someone said. Report videos involves reporting it for hate speech, child endangerment, porn, spam, infringing on your rights, graphic violence, animal abuse, etc. There's no "I don't like this" option.
  7. GOG has a build your own bundle deal going on with Telltale and some other games.
  8. So all the XP will basically come from adding subtitles to videos and the rest is likely just thrown in pointlessness to try to get people to volunteer to do Youtube's job for free. There's no monetary value in it for Youtube to pay people to correctly flag videos and comments or really even to bother with getting people to volunteer but there is likely to be incentive for them to get people to subtitle videos for other languages or for the hearing impaired as it can increase market value, which is likely why the entire system really exists and why all the "rewards" are worthless. The people that want to mass flag videos for fun are likely the people that are already stalking, harassing, and flagging things for fun, instead of bothering to earn the points (by doing the opposite of what they normally do and correctly flagging content) they need to unlock those tools they will likely just continue to create multiple accounts to falsely mass report things anyway. Comment moderation is limited to the pointless heroes forum (Level 3: "Help moderate content in the Youtube Heroes community), which has nothing to do with the types of tools that people like Joe are upset about not having because it isn't effecting anything meaningful anyway. I really don't see any reason to become worried about someone legitamitally gaining 300 points just so they can mass flag random videos that are probably already being flagged by people anyway if you are kind of channel that attracts those kind of people. It doesn't sound like this system will end up causing any more problems than the ones Youtube already won't fix and might just give people more subtitle options at best. This also reminds me, I hate Youtube recommendations (I'm sure Jim's video is rational, unlike the WANTS YOU TO SNITCH all caps ones). Based on his Twitter it looks like Joe just watched the video as soon as he heard about it and then instantly made a rant video.
  9. Completed: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Platform: Xbox One Plays like a weaker version of Mark of the Ninja, you don't have as many abilities and the animations and controls aren't as fluid but it's ok. Not a very interesting story or look at China though and it is pretty short.
  10. This Week In Gaming 9-20-16

    Tokyo Game Show, 34th Golden Joystick Awards, Youtubers charged with promoting FIFA gambling to minors, for-profit controversy, Digital Homicide attempts to sue Steam users, decade long quest to remake Metroid 2, Valve steps up VAC bans, designers answer questions about their games and talk about them while playing, complaints that make you want to buy a game, why successful Chinese games don't receive the same acclaim in the west, original roguelike developers discuss their games and the price of fame, the slow motion tragedy of Rimworld, the Overwatch world that fans built, Final Fantasy games, why Abzu might be the most important game for kids, and more. AJSA Youtube's This Week In Gaming Gaming News 34th Golden Joystick Awards Every PS4 Pro Game That Is and Isn't Getting an Upgrade Patch Game Developer Sues 100 Anonymous Steam Users For $18 Million Digital Homicide responds to Steam game removal after attempting to sue customers by preparing to sue Valve Blizzard now lets you pay to change your Battle.net name as often as you want Gravity Rush 2 Official Trailer - TGS 2016 A Combination of Beauty and Frustration: PS4-Exclusive The Last Guardian Beast your eyes on 18 minutes of The Last Guardian gameplay Civilization 6 trailer introduces Greece and leader Pericles Watch Dogs 2 trailer introduces the villain, and he's a real Douche Quote is a strange, lovely action-RPG about destroying knowledge For Honor Gameplay: A Full Match Battlefield 1 Gets Critical Horse Nerf 56 minutes of Sniper Elite 4 gameplay plus developer commentary Sniper Elite 4: Target Fuhrer gameplay trailer Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Story Trailer South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to early 2017 Divinity: Original Sin 2 improves on the original Divinity Original Sin II with Dodger, Crendor, and Sam Paladins open beta launch trailer reminds us a lot of Overwatch PALADINS DEVELOPER RESPONDS TO OVERWATCH COMPARISONS Final Fantasy XV - Tokyo Game Show 2016 Trailer How Final Fantasy XV's Heroine Changed Since Last Year Another Final Fantasy XV Tie-In Game Is Coming To Mobile Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age Official Trailer - TGS 2016 World of Final Fantasy Official Trailer - TGS 2016 Sega’s new Valkyria game is very different 22 minutes of Raiders of the Broken Planet gameplay Birthdays the Beginning confirmed for Europe Diablo 2 HD teaser site appears, but Blizzard says it's not official Hitman’s 360° Bangkok trailer has exploding phones, coconut concussions Someone Is Making A Game Where You Can Romance Overwatch Characters How Nioh Evolved from a JRPG to an Action Game Great Ace Attorney 2 takes the courtroom drama back to 19th century Japan [SSFF] PAX West 2016 - 6 Indie Games You Need to Know About FIFA’s New “The Journey” Mode Might, Against the Odds, Actually Be Amazing Get ready for Gears of War 4 with the official launch trailer Gears of War 4’s campaign will have split-screen co-op on PC Gears of War 4's Campaign Mixes Guns and Gore with Storytelling and Atmosphere Gears of War 4: Hands On Impression of Escalation 11 minutes of Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Gameplay (Arms Race) Buy an Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080, get Gears of War 4 free Rez Infinite: Area X reveal trailer (PS4/PSVR) Killzone Dev Talks About Leaving Franchise Behind for "Radically Different" Horizon Multiplayer survival game Osiris: New Dawn may be Steam’s next breakout hit Atlus Accidentally Left Unlocalized Dialogue In SMTIV: Apocalypse Because The QA Team Was 'Too Good' Check Out the Persona 5 Steelbook Case's New Design Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom launches December, behind-the-scenes dev diary Watch the first Metal Gear Survive gameplay Hideo Kojima Denies Involvement With New Metal Gear Game Yeah, Phantom Pain definitely didn't have any zombies or scenes that treated infected like zombies. DEATH STRANDING WILL BE OUT BEFORE 2019, MAY FEATURE HEROINE Steam's Latest Hit: An Intense Spaceship Roguelike Called Everspace Earth Defense Force 5 Reveal Trailer (TGS 2016) Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Official The Encounter Trailer - TGS 2016 Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization details Blacksmith and Town of Beginning New Danganronpa V3 reveals cast artwork, Children of Monokuma, Japanese box art, more This is the final Naruto: Ultimate Ninja game 4-player co-op comes to Battlezone on PlayStation VR Berserk hack-and-slasher gets release date, name change and a new trailer Virginia trailer introduces its FBI leads Metro: Last Light studio 4A Games is teasing something new Resident Evil 7 spawns a new trailer and two ghastly new screenshots Resident Evil is getting an adorable mobile remake Dean Hall of DayZ fame is making a big new multiplayer game Dawn of War 3 elite hero Jonah Orion detailed Monster Hunter Stories Trailer 'Orwell' Is a Video Game About Surviellance That Misses the Details A GAME FOR TENCHU FANS ARRIVES NEXT MONTH EXPECT TO GATHER ROUND DJUR’S BONFIRE FOR A SCI-FI FABLE Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star expansion goes live next week, so here's a trailer Hearts of Iron 4 drops first major patch A new Overwatch patch is now live BioShock Collection update will address performance issues, introduce 21:9 support Elite: Dangerous is dropping Win32 and DirectX 10 support Star Citizen's first-person shooting changes coming along nicely Failbetter co-founder Alexis Kennedy on indie storytelling and guest writing for BioWare Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on No Man's Sky The blame should probably go with Sony. They are the large experienced publisher that decided to show off a game made by 15 people so much, hype it up without getting involved in the PR campaign, and some problems are likely there fault when it comes to muiltplatform releases and having them create a disk version of the game. Job losses at Sony London as first VR project wraps up THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LEAGUE OF LEGENDS STUDIO RIOT GAMES Thousands Of Cheaters Reportedly Banned From Counter-Strike Former Disney Infinity devs form studio for mixed reality games Two YouTubers charged with promoting FIFA game gambling site to minors Curt Schilling and others aim to exit 38 Studios lawsuit by paying $2.5M settlement Poland's getting a limited edition Geralt Witcher stamp Why Successful Games in China Rarely Obtain the Equivalent Success in the West Twitch competitor DingIt accused of traffic fraud Gorgeous New GTA V Mod Is The Work of One Person Stunning New GTA V Mod Beset With Claim That Some Of Its Code Was Stolen Mod Turns RimWorld Into A Lovecraftian Nightmare Esports News First Evo Japan tournament set for January 2018 Last Man Standing In Counter-Strike Somehow Wins The Game Crowd Shouts, Throws Things At Counter-Strike Tournament The LCS isn’t profitable because Riot doesn’t want it to be profitable Capcom updates on Capcom Cup 2016’s crowdfunded prize pool Crowdfunding News Not finding any video games that look interesting or that are likely to succeed so here are some good looking board and tabletop projects. Siege of the Citadel - 2nd Edition Techno Fantasy Boardgame Inheritance From the creator of The Burning Wheel, Luke Crane. Trudvang Chronicles Other content I found interesting this week It’s Remembered for Its Action, But ‘Resident Evil 4’ Was a Superbly Scripted Video Game Defective Products: Postal, Hatred, and For-Profit Controversy The Designer Of RimWorld Is Here To Answer Your Questions Better Than Black and White: One Man’s Decade-Long Quest to Remake 'Metroid II' Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making With Philip Jones How we mixed Tinder and politics to make a premium hit on mobile Playing Through BioShock 2: Minerva's Den With Its Creators - IGN First There’s Always a Man: BioShock’s Jordan Thomas Discusses the Acclaimed Trilogy Inside the Making of 'BioShock' Series With Creator Ken Levine UNDERTALE CREATOR RELEASES UNUSED MUSIC TO CELEBRATE 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY UNDERTALE, ONE YEAR LATER The unnameable essence: What makes a game Lovecraftian? 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You're fired! Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Overwatch Player Uses Actual Turntable To Control Lucio Watch This Outstanding Battlefield 1 Glitch Compilation Video Voice of Tidus Responds to FFX Laugh Remix (James Arnold Taylor) And again, Phantom Pain did have "zombies" in it.
  11. Tokyo Game Show, 34th Golden Joystick Awards, Youtubers charged with promoting FIFA gambling to minors, for-profit controversy, Digital Homicide attempts to sue Steam users, decade long quest to remake Metroid 2, Valve steps up VAC bans, designers answer questions about their games and talk about them while playing, complaints that make you want to buy a game, why successful Chinese games don't receive the same acclaim in the west, original roguelike developers discuss their games and the price of fame, the slow motion tragedy of Rimworld, the Overwatch world that fans built, Final Fantasy games, why Abzu might be the most important game for kids, and more. 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They are the large experienced publisher that decided to show off a game made by 15 people so much, hype it up without getting involved in the PR campaign, and some problems are likely there fault when it comes to muiltplatform releases and having them create a disk version of the game. 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Siege of the Citadel - 2nd Edition Techno Fantasy Boardgame Inheritance From the creator of The Burning Wheel, Luke Crane. Trudvang Chronicles Other content I found interesting this week It’s Remembered for Its Action, But ‘Resident Evil 4’ Was a Superbly Scripted Video Game Defective Products: Postal, Hatred, and For-Profit Controversy The Designer Of RimWorld Is Here To Answer Your Questions Better Than Black and White: One Man’s Decade-Long Quest to Remake 'Metroid II' Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making With Philip Jones How we mixed Tinder and politics to make a premium hit on mobile Playing Through BioShock 2: Minerva's Den With Its Creators - IGN First There’s Always a Man: BioShock’s Jordan Thomas Discusses the Acclaimed Trilogy Inside the Making of 'BioShock' Series With Creator Ken Levine UNDERTALE CREATOR RELEASES UNUSED MUSIC TO CELEBRATE 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY UNDERTALE, ONE YEAR LATER The unnameable essence: What makes a game Lovecraftian? The space that isn't The Imaginary Racism of Bioshock Infinite THE UNEXPECTED FOREFATHER OF MUSIC GAMES Rogue Creator Says We Need A Better Word For Permadeath The complaints that make you want to buy a game OVERWATCH: A WORLD FANS BUILT What Cons Are Like When You're a Famous Cosplayer In Praise of Prague (and other small worlds) | Game Maker's Toolkit A Closer Look At The Best Mission In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided The Slow Motion Tragedy of Rimworld In Praise of the Bitch The Rise and Fall of Competitive ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ Why Abzu Might Be the Most Important Game for Kids in Years - Writing on Games Dark Souls 3 Star Wars: Battlefront 3 "Training Mission" gameplay appears on YouTube Marvel's Cancelled Ghost Rider PlayStation Game - Unseen64 Manifold Garden: Level Design in Impossible Geometry THE “NEW WEIRD” IN VIDEOGAMES How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation In Defence of Playing Bad Video Games Great job! You're fired! Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Overwatch Player Uses Actual Turntable To Control Lucio Watch This Outstanding Battlefield 1 Glitch Compilation Video Voice of Tidus Responds to FFX Laugh Remix (James Arnold Taylor) And again, Phantom Pain did have "zombies" in it.
  12. Completed: Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Platform: Xbox One The Phantom Pain might be part of the numbered main series but it mostly builds off of the formerly PSP exclusive title Peace Walker in both plot and gameplay. Phantom Pain ends up feeling like an improved version of Peace Walker rather than a good Metal Gear game and like Peace Walker it has elements that don't work well or that feel unfinished. After the opening you will choose between different main story missions, some that are important to the plot and some that have very little dialogue and that lack any cutscenes, these missions are usually enjoyable as they tend to have things that are unique to them and side challenges to complete. Side missions are spread through the game's two environments with more unlocking as you complete main story missions. These are all very generic and just have you extracting a soldier, a prisoner, disarming mines, or destroying vehicles that are just sitting around doing nothing. There was one interesting change to a prisoner rescue once where I got to the area and found all the enemy soldiers killed by Jackals and the prisoner hiding on top of a roof, more variety like that would have actually made these interesting and the game misses out on some of the more unusual activities that were found in Peace Walker. These end up just feeling like poor versions of main story missions where you can have a lot more variety and, at the very least, where the vehicles you need to destroy are mobile or where prisoners might be getting transported. Plot wise the game has Big Boss waking up nine years after the events of Ground Zero and involves him creating a new PMC with the help of Miller and Ocelot in order to hunt down the people that attacked and destroyed the organization that you had built up in Peace Walker. There are some good moments sprinkled in but much of the plot is just uninteresting, starting with one of the worst prologue sections I've played. Even if Kojima was able to completely finish the game in the way he wanted it just doesn't seem like this would have been a very interesting game, even with some elements that could have worked well. The story also tends to take a backseat to building up your base and taking side missions, even some of the main missions are little more than more interesting and detailed side missions, lacking much story and lacking the cutscenes the series is known for. Character wise Quiet might be one of the worst characters I've seen, both narrative wise and aesthetically (even her introduction in the prologue was awful), but I think that was probably just a good distraction by the developer. She will appease people who like the generic bad anime "sexy" character, be disliked by people who want something more, and distract them both when the people who like her become angry at seeing her criticized, thus covering up that all the characters in the game are terrible. Though it doesn't help that the scenes with Quiet tend to have other character acting at their worst and most incompetent while also have some of the worst scene direction. Snake barely speaks and really only gets two good scenes. Miller is now kind of boring and the relationship he has with Snake that you hear about more from cassettes in Ground Zero and Peace Walker isn't apparent. The plot could have focused on how obsessed with revenge Snake and Miller are but it really doesn't dwell on that that often. Ocelot is, there, that's about all there is to say about him, he could really be replaced with anyone save for a few call back lines and references he makes. Eli comes off as unintentionally hilarious due to the terrible direction of some of the scenes he is in, like Quiet he is also a character that tends to make everyone else look bad. Huey's overacting and him being put into every emotional scene that he almost manages to ruin made me wish he wasn't in the game, he is also a character that makes you seriously question the competence of Snake, Miller, and Ocelot. The enemies you fight and their leader isn't interesting or memorable, when you finally talk to him his ideas seem like they could have been a great idea for the game, then he is gone and you move on to other things. The ending also has a plot twist which the game actually makes fairly obvious from the prologue and the way Big Boss is handled. The best character in the game is by far your dog. Not only will the more interesting plot or character moments all come from the cassette tapes that you either find or that you unlock by finishing missions but major plot elements are also found in these. Before going out on a mission you choose which buddy to take, if you want to take one, and you can choose their equipment. Each of your buddies, with the exception of the robot, can gain trust from use and will gain new abilities, when they reach max trust you can customize them by changing the colors of your horse and dog or the outfit that Quiet wears. Quiet is probably the most useful if you give her a silenced rifle, she can either kill or put enemies to sleep and can take over entire areas by herself, though if you put her into cover fire mode she will shoot enemies you are interrogating or that you have had surrender for no reason. Building up your base allows you to recruit soldiers for different positions to level them up based on the soldiers skill in that area. Fields include combat (people you send out on missions and people you can choose to play as instead of The Boss), medical (healing), support (combat support through artillery, etc), intel (let you know about things on the map, and research and development. Certain things you can research might require levels in thing other than research. You can build additional platforms to have more people working for you. The base itself is very uninteresting and gives you little reason to explore it, your soldiers don't have much variety in what they say but they do reference different things that have happened and might say something about your next or recently finished mission. Not having more events or things going on at the base, either decisions to be made or just amusing scenes to watch, is one of the more obvious missing elements that would have improved things. It would also be nice if soldiers with a better combat stat did better in combat, it's odd when you see the lowest ranked people fighting the best and with the best equipment. It can also be odd when you take a side mission to extract a "highly-skilled soldier" and they are the lowest skilled person in the area. Going back to your base and passing soldiers will have them salute you and gain morale but this doesn't really amount to anything. There is really only one late game mission that involves the people under your command, mission 43, and it really makes me want to see an entire game built with that focus in mind. That mission and one scene at the end of the first chapter ends up being the only real memorable or emotional part of the game, even though Huey partially ruins both of them. There is a wide variety of weapons and equipment to research and make use of, both for you, your helicopter, and for your buddies. By doing a series of three side missions you gain a recruit that allows you to customize guns by choosing the base type, the site, magazine, barrel, suppressor, stock, color and pattern, etc, you can save three different weapons for each type of weapon. Unfortunately that use the same kind of waiting system that Dragon Age Inquisition had for war room missions, researching, gathering materials, and completing missions that have you sending your men out for you might end up taking 20 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, three hours, six hours, etc of actual in game time or possibly days of real world time for things that apply to the online mode. Treating the game like a fremium mobile title and forcing players to wait for things that will only really be used in a single player game is always a terrible decision. Enemy AI is poor, they are the same as they always have been and it doesn't work for a wide open environment where you have so many options and support abilities at your disposal. Enemy soldiers might not be able to see you when you are right in front of them, causing them to need to pull out a little flashlight and shine it two feet away to see you in a well lit area is always funny. They don't react well to being shot, or when they are clearly being attacked. Some enemies ride on small mechs that they climb on the back of and if you sneak up and shoot at one of them they will sometimes get off and walk around wondering what happened. For some reason you also lack the ability to pull enemies off these mechs when you are right behind them. It never feels like a good stealth game due to the enemy AI and large areas, if you are spotted you can use the slow motion reflex time to just shoot an enemy in the head with a silenced gun to knock out or kill them so there usually isn't even much penalty for failure. Enemies tend to just walk over to fallen or sleeping bodies allowing you to just keep hitting large groups of enemies while lying down in the same spot. The game tends to be more enjoyable playing it as an action game, customizing the weapons you want, chaining throws, shooting targets in the reflex mode, running up and punching enemies, diving out of the way of snipers or rockets which makes it feel even less like a stealth focused Metal Gear game. If the game was more complete I feel like the soldiers would probably make us of better searching tactics, calling in support vehicles or helicopters, and making good use of the mortar strikes that they can call in. Once you finish the first 30 missions it starts to repeat missions that didn't have any important plot elements, only now it might turn off your reflex mode, give your enemies better armor, require complete stealth, etc. It makes the second half of the game really boring as even the same dialogue is used during these missions and you have been doing things like this through the game's side missions. It would have been nice to be able to use some more difficult settings by choosing what you want for the entire game though, and in the side missions. It does throw a few new missions in with the rest. The antagonist in the first half of the game could have been interesting but any potential is wasted and is replaced by ridiculous scenes and ideas in the second. The game doesn't really have an ending and to get the final cutscene that is important to the story you need to do all the side missions and then complete an alternate version of the opening mission again. Almost every aspect of this game feels unfinished the plot, motherbase, side missions, characterization, AI, the environment, the camera in indoor environments, playing as other characters, combat missions that you send your troops out on, how you get stuck on things in the environment, and the base defense and attacks that you can do against other online players. Not only that but because of the similar side activities, the size of the map, and you not being able to just ride the helicopter everywhere the game can become very tedious if you find yourself wanting to get the best soldiers, build up your base, and complete all the activities. There is also a horrible part of the game that tells you to quarantine staff members, if you actually manage to figure out who you should quarantine you will then have to go through your entire staff individually checking and moving 100s of people, anyone involved in adding this to the game should never work again. All that aside, the game still manages to be enjoyable, the actual shooting is fun, there is a lot of different equipment, having your buddies with you is fun, seeing the melee combat is fun, finding and extract a heard of goats by launching them into the sky on balloons is definitely a unique thing, and some of the main missions are very good and have different challenges attached to each of them. It's a shame more work wasn't put into all the side missions, and that so much of it is disappointing, as much as I enjoyed it at times I was also happy to see it end. I do have to give it credit for letting you run fast which is a nice change compared to games where you play as a super soldier or someone who would be one of the world's greatest athletes but you get tired after running a few seconds or you can be outrun by random enemies. Edit: Looks like you don't need to finish all the side missions to unlock the final mission, that was just a few of the things people said online. I guess I needed to listen to a cassette I missed to unlock it.
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  15. It's not really a normal Metal Gear Solid game, it's a good version of Peace Walker with better combat that took out the more amusing outlandish side missions and that has even less of a plot with poor characters. I think the game is fun, its combat is fun, getting into large fights with an ally while enemies shoot mortars at you is entertaining, if the new game can keep the same style of gameplay it might be more enjoyable than Phantom Pain.