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Thread The lack of a new Monster Hunter entry on Switch seems a bad business decision
It's certainly one of the more bizarre decisions I've seen so far. They're very clearly "leaving money on the table" right now. Even with the huge resources it would take to make a new entry on Switch, it would absolutely sell.
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Thread Mario 64 is one of the few remaining iconic Nintendo games with rough graphics, do we expect the Switch game (or another remake) to look great?
What I've been wondering is if they've asked the Tokyo team to remake 64 right after wrapping up Odyssey. Then Sunshine and Galaxy get more modest remasters. It's a bit of a long shot, but if any game deserves a revisit (especially of these three) it's 64.
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Thread Multiple sources: Several Mario games (64/Sunshine/Galaxy 1/3D World) getting Switch remasters this year; new Paper Mario en route as well
You can't be serious? You're going to use left hand on joystick and right hand on touch screen? What is this, Kid Icarus? ;)
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Thread Multiple sources: Several Mario games (64/Sunshine/Galaxy 1/3D World) getting Switch remasters this year; new Paper Mario en route as well
Ehh maybe. The gyro well enough to get close for the aiming for tongue and such. Still, it might feel really held back and not really a "definitive' edition if it clearly doesn't control as well. Random thought: this Mario 3D All Stars could be so big that nintendo try to package some wii remote like attachment with physical editions. Sounds incredibly unlikely, though.
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Thread Multiple sources: Several Mario games (64/Sunshine/Galaxy 1/3D World) getting Switch remasters this year; new Paper Mario en route as well
I'm mostly just unsure how you would play Galaxy 2 in handheld mode. Even Yoshi's tongue was pointer dependent... You could have to hold a button down to activate right stick aimer, but that's not anywhere near the elegance of the Wii pointer.
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Thread Arlo: I Am Now 98.76% Sure That Zelda Is Coming This Holiday
I really want to believe, but sadly I don't think that was a strong enough argument. I think March 2021 is the closest date. I'm betting Nintendo wants to really go the distance on this title now that they have the tools all set up. The last thing they want is to appear like it was phoned in. We're probably in for a treat. No game even comes close on my list of most anticipated titles. It's going to be an exciting time when this releases :)
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Thread NX Gamer: PS5 Full Spec Analysis | A new generation is Born
I doubt even resolution drop will be necessary. These are incredibly close machines. Multiplatform titles will most likely be nearly identical. Maybe PS5 games will get some very subtle variable resolution later in the generation, bumping a frame or two down in resolution. And 99% of players won't even be able to tell in that case. As always, I could be off, but they are close. I expect PS5 games to impress big time.
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Thread Gematsu: Final PlatinumGames ‘Platinum 4’ announcement set for April 1
I was under the impression that was Project G.G., which is said to have some fairly different gameplay than Platinum's typical action fare (or at the very least, some different styles of gameplay with the action elements)
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Thread “Very soon,” Trump on when the US economy will reopen. Comments come as leaders of UK and Canada instate new sweeping measures and restrictions
I refused to believe it when I heard about it this morning, and I am still completely stunned this is being entertained. Millions would die. What are they Really crossing my fingers for you Americans. This is by far the scariest shit I've seen out of all the covid-19 stories so far. Do not go back to work even if trump orders it.
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Thread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
Again, this is another thing that is hard to imagine. I've only worked on consoles as far back as PS3/360 generation up to current boxes, and all of them have been so incredibly slow to fill your RAM that you are designing around the streaming and loading bottlenecks. When Mark was talking about having a drive so fast that you could just clear your RAM and in a blink of an eye and load a whole 10+ GB of assets in there my mind was racing. His example of "no need for a giant canyon corridor to load the next vista" is entirely appropriate. It's one of those things that may not even be obvious to the player the way a load screen comparison would be. World and game design will just change in a qualitative way that is not easily measurable.
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Thread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
No clue, but as I've been saying a number of times: - The SSDs are the game changer this generation. - A fast drive is the thing I'd want more than anything. I'd give up GPU power for a faster drive any day. - The faster the better. The Xbox drive seems fast! Not sure if it's really fast enough to just start dreaming wildly? But the PS5 drive (and framework/infrastructure around it) sound so fast that I just start dreaming of design with 0 drive bottlenecks. Personally I love it when new hardware can make me dream big and think of new frontiers. I'm not as enthused by crazy high resolutions and 15% more powerful GPUs at the moment (even though I've had a ton of fun working on shaders and tough challenges in rendering and the like). I like when hardware and software allows new ways of thinking. Personal thing, and more power to you if that is a thing you like working with!
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Thread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
I think it was a bit harsh for devs to mock, but I can sorta kinda see why. This is just standard frustum culling. It's used all over the place and is considered pretty standard/basic at times. Still, I think if players will be inquisitive and open minded then developers should educate without mockery. Usually you're not going to be unloading things out of the frustum because, as Mark fairly eloquently pointed out - you've classically needed stuff in RAM that you're going to need in the next 30 seconds (and that's being conservative. For some elements you just keep it resident for the entire span of the game just in case). However, in with this ultra fast drive you could conceivably unload stuff directly behind the player if you knew it took them, say, 1 second to turn around. As the player is turning around you could fetch from this drive as needed. This is just mind boggling for most game developers, as we've never been able to think like this before and it sounds like crazy talk. I think that thought experiment might not be super practical, but similar ones might be. Maybe you could have a game like Portal with a map bigger and more detailed than Grand Theft Auto 5. You and your friends could open up portals all around a massive map and be in (or see) multiple places at any time. You can stare through them and warp through them without a single hitch. The game could be fetching all assets from several areas of the map at the same time so that you could open up these portals in the blink of an eye. So one friend in each corner of the map and you just walk through 4 portals in a row that are in completely different places. This would be nearly impossible before without enormous sacrifice (Rockstar, with some of the best streaming tech in the business, was able to almost gracefully pull off a single character switch across map after some time). With a blazing fast drive you might be able to make this happen. It's probably worth pointing out that even I am still uncertain of the possibilities, because it's still kind of new to be able to think without that constraint. It's been fun letting my imagination go wild since the talk.
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Thread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
If I had one wish it would be that people realize these upcoming consoles are immensely powerful, that multi-platform games will be nearly identical, and that the games in general are going to be It makes me sad to see all this warring instead of outright excitement. Your favorite games in the next generation are going to be wild. (and, yes, the PS5 looks to be an incredible machine)
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Thread What I actually said on Kotaku Splitscreen about the PlayStation 5's specs
I wish the warriors would just massively chill out. At the end of the day, you won't care about power because (as Matt and other Jason already said) they are both incredibly strong machines doing things we've never seen before. You will care about the games.I think the PS5 specs are a dream come true. When Cerny said developers were asking for faster drives, I can only confirm I'd personally say the same. We can already push a ton of pixels to screen, but getting an ultra fast drive in every box is something we've never had. And as I said a few weeks ago: the faster the better. However, that's just me. There are a lot of developers who might think differently about this. I think most developers will agree that both these boxes are just super impressive!
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Thread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
What John is saying sounds pretty right to me! I don't want to down play GPU power, but I promise everybody that you will be absolutely blown away by visuals on both consoles. However, the SSDs are the big difference when coming into this gen. We're not talking about "load times" in the classic sense. That's an antiquated way of thinking about data coming from your hard drive. For the last 10+ years we've been worlds on the fly. The problem is that our assets are absolutely huge now, as are our draw distances, and our hard drives can't keep up. It means that as you move through the world we're trying to detect and even predict what assets need loading. Tons of constraints get put into place due to this streaming speed. An ultra fast drive like the one in PS5 means you could be load in the highest level LOD asset for your models way further than you could before and make worlds without worry of it streaming in fast enough. The PS5 drive is so fast I imagine you could load up entire neighborhoods in a city with of their maps at super high resolution in a blink of an eye. It's exciting. People don't realize that this will affect visuals in a big way. If we can stream in bigger worlds and stream in the highest detail texture maps available, it will just look so much better. I think the Xbox drive is also good! The PS5 drive is just "dream level" architecture though.
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Thread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny
I can't speak for anybody else, but this is the exact kind of architecture I was saying would truly satisfy me. If someone came to me and asked if I wanted to give up a bit of pixel-pushing for the fastest drive I would take it without hesitation. In my opinion, ultra fast drive speeds like the PS5 one are the true generational game changing technology. Series X is pretty good as well. However, the PS5 one is like a dream come true and I can't wait to see how it translates to everything from game design to lightning fast OS features.
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Thread PlayStation: Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture tomorrow at 9am PT
No. The GPU will be great. I care about the balanced structure of the system and any bells and whistles to make the games more fun.
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Thread PlayStation: Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture tomorrow at 9am PT
Exactly. If it repeats, we're basically getting the power and specs question out of the way so that next time we get to the meat and potatoes - games, prices, box design, OS services.
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Thread PlayStation: Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture tomorrow at 9am PT
My last minute predictions: - "Most exciting hardware" probably means really amazing new controller features + being able to pop in almost any disc from a past playstation generation. Yeah, the latter sounds like a pipe dream but that would legit make this an "exciting" piece of hardware. People are focusing on power, but I just think that's a given for all next gen hardware at this point. - I think we'll see, at most, only small amounts of tech demos tomorrow. Maybe not even that. I wouldn't be surprised if they showed us side-by-side Spiderman comparisons. - I'm doubtful we'd actually see the final box. We'll probably just see numbers on screen and talk about what they mean in terms of performance. Maybe the controller will be shown. - There might not even talk about OS perks. - I give it extremely low chance of talking about price. We're not there yet. Just idle speculation.
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Thread PlayStation: Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture tomorrow at 9am PT
It's not unprecedented that they hold back on box design. They've held back before. More news trickle as the year goes on is good! I also just think they are looking to get the raw numbers Digital Foundry type material out of the way so when it's time to show games, there is no need to mix in boring numbers. Again, I have nothing to go off except my own intuition.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
Like I said, that would make sense once we're out of transition. We've still got people in bars and restaurants thinking it's totally fine. They need to be at home. We're in a point of transition. If we settle into a "new normal" at home, then yeah at that point it's time for us to make the best of it. That could take weeks or maybe even months to get there.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
I could be way wrong, but if I had to bet, I think Nintendo and Sony are going to be delaying any announcements. It's a little discordant with the tone of what the world is trying to deal with at the moment. At least until we get the word across that most people should be in lock down. We're currently in a point of transition. If we were mostly coasting in isolation for weeks and everybody finding their groove working from home and adjusting lifestyle (basically getting to relax a bit in a "new normal" kind of way) then sure. Again, that's just my guess.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
There is nothing to address. People are looking at this like an investigation or something. Jonathan is an extremely skilled animator that wants to work on the frontiers and doesn't want crunch to be a part of it. It's that simple. Furthermore, it's totally ok and normal for current ND employees to feel immense pride for their incredible work. For the employees, this is not a simple binary of "all good" or "all bad". That all being said, crunch is (been through it a couple times and it was nuts) and I do hope the Naughty Dogs can figure out a more sustainable workflow on the next project. Or unionize.
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Thread Rumor: Sony rebooting Silent Hill series
Sure, but it's irregular to market two games at once, or even that two major games in a series are in development from separate prestigious teams at the same time. There are ways to make it work! So long as there isn't any marketing confusion. It doesn't take much to confuse people. If you can just have a single big game with big names behind it, it's easy to sell. I'm definitely not try to argue with people. This is super exciting if true!
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Thread Rumor: Sony rebooting Silent Hill series
If this is all real, then maybe you will be right. PT is Kojima and team's best game, in my opinion. I personally like constrained Kojima best, and that was his most constrained work. So yeah, it would be great to get more of that! If it's just used as a hype piece, then sure!
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Thread Rumor: Sony rebooting Silent Hill series
I still think it's an odd idea to split the efforts and marketing like that. Especially if they both have incredibly different direction. In my opinion, it makes the story sound a bit fishy. However, the idea of Sony working with Konami to bring Silent Hill back as a prestige series makes an enormous amount of sense.
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Thread Rumor: Sony rebooting Silent Hill series
1) This makes so much sense. It would be an immediate system seller. Silent Hill 1 & 2 are classic Playstation titles, and with Sony's production bandwidth could be amazing. 2) I personally don't understand the 2 streams? Why have two Silent Hill games in development at roughly the same time? It sounds odd to me, especially if both are from prestigious teams. Why not concentrate efforts into one super focused reboot.
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Thread Most travel from Europe to USA suspended for 30 days beginning Friday (some countries exempt. See threadmarks.)
His cadence when speaking was really obviously reading (badly). However, you're totally right that this could have been off teleprompter and his staff immediately face palmed What an absolute cluster of an address
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Thread Most travel from Europe to USA suspended for 30 days beginning Friday (excluding UK)
Trump is an absolute joke and a buffoon, but he didn't write the text on the teleprompter. Somebody royally fucked up the comms on this one. The trade & cargo thing was an immediate mega red flag panic inducer and it turns out that's not even part of the policy at all. How do you make a mistake that huge?
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again?
I just think most players don't realize that "load time" is an antiquated term and for most games you are Most games, especially open ended or open world games, you are streaming in data non stop. It's not just getting your initial boot and persistent data, but also just assets loading in non stop as you move from one zone to another. Streaming is nothing new, but it's now more prevalent than ever with open world design being as big as it is. And average asset size is getting much bigger, with many maps (and sometimes animations, if they aren't animated through shaders) needed per textured asset. In my very humble opinion, fast drives are the real game changer for this generation. The faster we can get them, the better. Granted that at least some of this is going to seem subtle at first ("hey my game booted up faster than last gen...that's cool!") but under the hood it's going to be a huge enabler.
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Thread Media to health professionals at Bernie's townhall: "How will we pay for free vaccines?"
America. Vote for Bernie for the love of anything good. I can't even believe this is up for debate. In Canada we would laugh at the thought of having to pay for this.
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again? [THERE'S A STAFF POST! READ IT!]
There are so many components that need to be developed at high volume in order for you to get the finished box. Even people in the marketing and promotions department need to be factored in. They need to make the trailers, put on the events, etc. There's just an enormous team that needs to come together to get you a console. I suppose the very minor silver lining is that it might make people appreciate just how many hands it takes to make the finished product.
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again?
I didn't say MS has no games. I'm saying up to now we've not much, if any, display of games for Xbox Series X (Hellblade 2 trailer was shown but we're not really sure if that's representative of the game itself). Microsoft has been mostly focusing on talking about specs. My argument is that specs take a back seat as soon as awesome looking games show up, because that's what we're here for.
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again?
I think it's kinda funny some people are worried they won't show teraflops at the PS5 reveal. If they have Horizon 2 and a demo of The Last of Us 2 running on the PS5 looking jaw-dropping then why would they need to? The entire point of the specs is pave the way for amazing games that inspire us. If anything, showing amazing looking games without tech numbers would still be better than all of the Xbox Series X reveals to date. In the end, it's all about the games. The specs are just there to serve them. I remember back in the run up to GameCube and PS2 days we were endlessly debating specs, but once the amazing games showed up it made the debates seem really silly.
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT12| - Aw hell, Transistor's running this again?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not explicitly a specs thread. It revolves around specs when there's nothing else to discuss. When the games are revealed we'll be talking about them.
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT11| Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War [NEW NEWS, NEW THREAD - CHECK OUT THE STAFF POST]
Yeah, totally, Haha. It's ridiculous, but I actually think now that things got boiled down to some dumb number in 4000 pt bold font on a screen, there is a danger that word of mouth just starts spreading that it's "even weaker than Stadia of all things!" I also just believe the other insiders that Series X and PS5 will be close, too.
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Thread PS5 and Xbox Series speculation |OT11| Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War [NEW NEWS, NEW THREAD - CHECK OUT THE STAFF POST]
This thread is always a ride. There's a ton of information and speculation on all sides, but the reason I think PS5 will be double digit TF is simply to match or exceed Stadia. There are tons of ways to make PS5 an incredible and balanced machine at 9TF, but people are going to be non stop about that number if it's under Stadia's.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
I know this is all about the direct, but to pass the time waiting for this or PS5, I heartily recommend checking out the back catalogs out there. As Nate pointed out, Sayanora Wild Hearts is excellent. Into the Breach is amazing. Outer Wilds is absolutely brilliant. There are just so many incredibly good games out there and I'm sure you've not played them all yet!
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Thread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |March OT| Super Tuesday Turbo XD Championship Edition & Knuckles (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Honestly, I understand why people would be frustrated. We're not talking about small differences in policy here. Bernie getting elected could potentially mean a historic, near revolutionary change for the United States. It would benefit low income people and in fact everybody. I'm not even American, but looking from the outside, I think giving up Bernie (or Warren, really) is akin to going back to the dark ages.
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Thread OT | Octopath Traveler | Octopus Thread [Now on Steam!]
Just had a marathon chapter 2 boss battle accidentally ending with a party wipe by some crazy strong magic attack. Ouch. Gonna take like another 40 minutes to try that again! This game is really fun though. The job stuff mixed with the battle mechanics make it more than a pretty thing.
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Thread South Carolina Democratic Debate, 8PM ET on CBS | Can Love Bloom on the Battlefield
I'm not American, but this debate is a nightmare to watch. Bernie (and close second Warren) have policies that should utterly wipe the floor with everyone else. Bloomberg is an absolute I hope for all your sake that numbers that follow this are still favorable for Bernie
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Thread Marriage Story |OT| Adam Driver & ScarJo in a dying relationship out NOW on Netflix | 94 on MC
Wow this was really great. And I agree that it might be his best film. It feels like an honest portrayal of people trying to keep a shred of humanity while going through this terrible thing so many people have to suffer.
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Thread Anyone else going Plant-Based (Vegan) in 2020?
Just as an update to this (and other similar threads): I have been following through with my transition from vegetarian diet over to full vegan diet and it's going well. It's much more challenging than going from meat eating to vegetarianism. That one was actually super simple. It's more challenging simply because dairy/eggs are in everything. I'm making lots of new trips to the more "health food" grocer these days. Lots of really tasty alternatives there! edit: I think where I really committed to it was that thread where people discovered more atrocious animal treatment in the dairy industry.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT6| OT7 Has Been Rated in Korea
yeah, along with others, I would be extremely surprised if Nintendo showed Metroid Prime 4. They wouldn't dare show it again until it's very far along and maybe even close to shipping, and it didn't even start full production at Retro that long ago.
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Thread Anyone else going Plant-Based (Vegan) in 2020?
I should still watch Game Changers. I've been vegetarian for over a year now, but the step to being vegan is a much bigger one. Giving up eggs, for me, would be difficult. Stuff like milk is super easy. Oat milk and almond milk are great. Cheese is a harder.
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Thread Blizzard’s Actionless Non-Apology Is Complete Bullshit
This is the proper thread and title. What a load of crap. It's a complete non-apology. It's basically "we reacted too quickly, but we're not going to do anything. Oh, and don't forget we are good at bringing people together with fun toy game things". It's actually gross. I know we're not support to get too upset about other people's behavior surrounding this, but I'm actually sorely disappointed at those who are just turning a blind eye to all this in order to play a shiny new iteration of a video game.
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Thread Once Upon a Time in Hollywood |OT| Fictional Glorious Basterds Unchained (Open Spoilers)
Ok, interesting thoughts on that one. I just chalked it up to this movie having a "slice of life" pacing, where maybe some scenes are just there for overall flavor and to deliberately slow the pace.
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Thread Once Upon a Time in Hollywood |OT| Fictional Glorious Basterds Unchained (Open Spoilers)
I still don't understand what the purpose of the Cliff fixing antenna on roof sequence was. What purpose did that serve? He overheard a bit of music and remembered something from the past, but I don't really see the connection to anything else.
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Thread The Wonderful 101: Remastered goes up on Kickstarter
That can't be entirely true, because we hit them after that. Not saying that's never the case of course. We did hit parity even after hearing it was relaxed, though, which was a bit of a shock. Edit: anyway, I'll drop this line of thought. It's not entirely helpful as I haven't seen the absolute latest guidelines. More just speaking as a self-published developer who went through this situation, but it might not be relevant.
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Thread The Wonderful 101: Remastered goes up on Kickstarter
The best theory regarding Xbox version is that it's due to Microsoft stringent parity requirements. We hit those as well and it was rough. They also vary based on the whims of the specific handlers you will get. Releasing same date as another platform and/or having exclusive content is usually required. This was a while ago when we hit it, but it was even after the news of parity clauses blowing over. So maybe they are either being held to them (since presumably switch releases first this April) or even just not wanting to take the risk as a publisher that they come up.
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Thread The Wonderful 101: Remastered goes up on Kickstarter
I don't consider that a Platinum story. It's kind of semantics, I guess. I'd say Yoko and Square were the owners of Nier. Same way Platinum was developer on Starfox but had less creative control. I just mean original Platinum developed stories.
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Thread The Wonderful 101: Remastered goes up on Kickstarter
For those on the fence: I will say this is the best and most coherent story from Platinum. The voice acting is also absolutely pitch perfect for what they are setting out to do. Even if you're intimidated by challenge of platinum games you can put it to easy mode and enjoy a really fun story!
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Thread PCVR Game Discussion Thread - A New Era of Gaming
I'm browsing the thread but am really looking for a game that is similar to Batman Arkham VR - more about being in a super realistic space dripping with detail, atmosphere, story, etc. No movement other than your own (plus teleporting). Any suggestions there? I still return to Arkham VR a lot and haven't found anything that comes close to it yet. I'll hang out on that title screen for like 10 minutes straight.
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Thread Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT5| Hello darkness my old friend...
Haha people are losing their mind on both Nintendo and Next Gen news droughts. I highly recommend just playing the games out there already. Kentucky Route Zero is really good! Or go play Outer Wilds! There are just so many great games to help pass the time :)