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Re: Video game news

Post by ms2r » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:43 pm

Luigi's Mansion 3 ftw.

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Re: Video game news

Post by earthrocker » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:51 am

Cheers Ziggy. Lots of good looking stuff there. Most appear to be 2020 release.

Doom will keep some of us occupied at least! Which looks nuts. I want a helmet :lol:

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Re: Video game news

Post by ms2r » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:47 pm

Funny how Nintendo just rickrolled the complete E3 by teasing the new Zelda.

Looking forward to Silksong.

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Re: Video game news

Post by M0G » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:59 pm

Well nothing really interesting happening in the Fall besides Borderlands 3 and the new Destiny 2 DLC. Division 2 needs a significant amount of work because at the moment it is not in a good place. Loot is fucked. No build diversity. Skill builds are useless. The expansions look good but until they address those core issues doesn't matter how good the content is.

I agree Doom Eternal does look good but I am not sure if I feel like investing any time into it. Between Borderlands 3 and Destiny 2 Shadowkeep I suspect I won't have much time for other games. Definitely not if Division 2 also gets it's shit together.

Next year though is going to be interesting. A number of great looking games and new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The new Watchdogs looks great but it comes out a month before Cyberpunk and has a bit of a similar vibe and it has zero chance of competing with Cyberpunk. Looking forward to Halo Infinite but I really hope they evolve that into something more than just a campaign with PVP. There have been hints to open world elements I hope that ends up being the case.

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Re: Video game news

Post by M0G » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm

ms2r wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Funny how Nintendo just rickrolled the complete E3 by teasing the new Zelda.

Looking forward to Silksong.
I am glad Nintendo fans have things to look forward to but Nintendo does nothing for me. It was great when I was 5 playing Mario Brothers but as an adult nothing there that interests me.

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Re: Video game news

Post by ms2r » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:43 pm

M0G wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm
ms2r wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Funny how Nintendo just rickrolled the complete E3 by teasing the new Zelda.

Looking forward to Silksong.
I am glad Nintendo fans have things to look forward to but Nintendo does nothing for me. It was great when I was 5 playing Mario Brothers but as an adult nothing there that interests me.
As an adult I finally understood Nintendo. Some games appear as kiddie but actually going for 100% is hard work. Cpt.Toad, Yoshi Woolly World, Mario 3d world, Galaxy 1 & 2, MK8, Splatoon: all excellent.
My fave Wii u game was Xenoblade Chronicles X, in fact, I think it is the best game I've ever played.

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Re: Video game news

Post by M0G » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 pm

ms2r wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:43 pm
M0G wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm
ms2r wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Funny how Nintendo just rickrolled the complete E3 by teasing the new Zelda.

Looking forward to Silksong.
I am glad Nintendo fans have things to look forward to but Nintendo does nothing for me. It was great when I was 5 playing Mario Brothers but as an adult nothing there that interests me.
As an adult I finally understood Nintendo. Some games appear as kiddie but actually going for 100% is hard work. Cpt.Toad, Yoshi Woolly World, Mario 3d world, Galaxy 1 & 2, MK8, Splatoon: all excellent.
My fave Wii u game was Xenoblade Chronicles X, in fact, I think it is the best game I've ever played.
I think that is very cool just not my kind of games and not my style of graphics. That said I give Nintendo props for maintaining their brand and quality control. Not many companies would have pulled Metroid like they did most publishers would have just pushed it as it was rather than lose all that money in development time spent.

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Re: Video game news

Post by hellboy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:14 pm

Decided to sign up for the Game Pass for PC last night - $5 a month (albeit while it's in beta) seems like a good deal. Looking forward to checking out Imperator: Rome, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and more over the coming months.

It seems to be a trend at the moment - both UPlay and Origin seem to have subscription models as well. Surprised Steam hasn't jumped on board on this one. Will be interested to see where all this winds up.

List of games (happy to take recommendations, though I've played a bunch on this list already):

ABZU
ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG X
Antiquia Lost
ARK: Survival Evolved
Astroneer
Battle Chasers: Night War
Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Bomber Crew
Bridge Constructor Portal
Broforce
Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
Book of Demons
Clustertruck
Crackdown 3
Crosscode
Die for Valhalla!
Disneyland Adventures
Everspace
Fez
Football Manager 2019
Full Metal Furies
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10
Gears of War 4
Gears 5
Guacamelee 2
Halo: Spartan Assault
Halo: Spartan Strike
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition
Hatoful Boyfriend
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Hello Neighbor
Hollow Knight
Hotline Miami
Imperator: Rome
Into The Breach
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
Forza Horizon 4 standard Edition
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
Metro Exodus
Mindzone
Moonlighter
MudRunner
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Neon Chrome
Old Man's Journey
Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Opus Mangum
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
Oxenfree
Prey
Pony Island (Daniel Mullins Games)
ReCore
RiMe: Windows Edition
Riptide GP: Renegade
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
Ruiner
Samorost 3
Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
Shenmue I & II
Silence - The Whispered World 2
Sinner for Windows 10
Slay The Spire
Shoot n Merge 2048
Smoke and Sacrifice
Snake Pass
State of Decay 2
Stealth Inc 2
SteamWorld Dig 2
Sunset Overdrive
Super Lucky's Tale
Superhot
Supermarket Shriek
Surviving Mars - First Colony Edition
Riverbond
Tacoma
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga 2
The Banner Saga 3
The Flame In The Flood
The Gardens Between
The Last Door: Season 2 Collector's Edition
The Messenger
The Stillness of the Wind
The Surge
The Turing Test
Thimbleweed Park
Thumper
Tyranny Gold Edition
Valkyria Chronicles
Vampyr
Void Bastards
Wandersong
Wargroove
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut
West Of Loathing
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
We Happy Few
Wizard of Legend
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

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Re: Video game news

Post by M0G » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:15 am

State of Decay 2 is awful. Sea of Thieves has gotten much better since launch still not really my thing.

As for the list Gears for sure. Metro Exodus and Wolfenstein II are worth checking out. Sunset Overdrive isn’t bad. Never played Hellblade but I have heard good things.

We have fairly different tastes in games though so there are probably a bunch you will end up digging that aren’t my cup of tea.

I did see The Outer Worlds was coming to game pass. Not sure if it is in the $5 a month list or the more expensive one but it doesn’t come out until October I believe.

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Post by hellboy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:22 am

I think State of Decay 2 suffered more from high expectations - many who I've spoken to who actually played the game say it's fine. State of Decay 1 was a long way from an amazing polished game, so my expectations for 2 are somewhat low. SOD1 was fun, as so long as it doesn't stray too far from the formula I suspect 2 is ok.

Metro Exodus is certainly on the list, played most of the others you mention (though I haven't played a GOW game since 2)

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Re: Video game news

Post by ziggy23 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 am



- You like noisy music?
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Re: Video game news

Post by tys0n » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:50 am

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Re: Video game news

Post by ziggy23 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:15 pm


- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: Video game news

Post by hellboy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:28 am

Outer Worlds will probably end up being the best game of 2019.

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Re: Video game news

Post by MobileVortex » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 am

If you like RTS's i woudld say Halo Wars games are worth a play through. Sea of Thieves is a lot of fun if you can find a crew, or happen to stumble into a fun one. Sailing solo can be fun to, but it is 100X harder.

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Re: Video game news

Post by M0G » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Looks like Last of Us 2 will be dropping February next year

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Re: Video game news

Post by ziggy23 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:49 pm

- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: Video game news

Post by hellboy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:03 pm

MobileVortex wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 am
If you like RTS's i woudld say Halo Wars games are worth a play through. Sea of Thieves is a lot of fun if you can find a crew, or happen to stumble into a fun one. Sailing solo can be fun to, but it is 100X harder.
Been trying to play some Sea of Thieves - it is a cool game, but not having a crew makes it tough. People are generally ok, but tbh I have little interest in gaming with strangers.

Not an RTS fan, so will give Halo Wars a miss. Going to check out Imperator Rome and Football Manager though. Will see if it'll let me coach Adelaide United any better than they are IRL

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Re: Video game news

Post by nxrm » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:07 pm


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Re: Video game news

Post by ziggy23 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:34 pm


- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: Video game news

Post by hellboy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:12 pm

I want to like this new Star Wars game, but it just looks far too generic for me. I've played Tomb Raider enough times that a reskinned Star Wars version doesn't have heaps of appeal. I think an Assassins Creed style reskin might have worked better

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Post by ziggy23 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:27 pm

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- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Re: Video game news

Post by tys0n » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:59 pm

'Professional death metal singers'

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Re: Video game news

Post by earthrocker » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:34 am

Which games are on everyone's radar then? Between say and now and Mid 2020?

Looking promising...

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