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Thread PS5 and XSX owners with 1080p sets... Are you happy with how your games look?
1080p TV set owner here (Sony 42W705B) since 2014. Once all TVs are 2.1 compliant I will probably make the switch to a 4K OLED set, mid 2021 I am thinking. Currently, have the PS5 hooked up to the above TV and also sometimes connecting it to a Dell U2414H monitor. Both solutions give me an ultrasharp image, the supersampling works wonders.
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Thread Best external storage for PS4 games on PS5 ?
Wow, didn't expect this to be honest. Kinda mind-blowing how unfinished the PS5 feels in many ways. I would expect this to work flawlessly and without effort. If I remember correctly this type of solution worked fine on Series X so I assumed it would work fine on the PS5 as well. Thanks for the heads up. I'll wait then for one or two more firmware updates. Hope they sort this out soon.
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Thread Best external storage for PS4 games on PS5 ?
Get an external NVMe case which supports 10Gbps, USB 3.1 Gen 2 like this one (example) and something like this: Of course, your NVMe SSD will be limited in terms of bandwidth etc but this is quite a versatile solution because you can always swap out the SSD and it doesn't take up a lot of space.
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Thread Sony is launching a new Web / Mobile PS Store later this month [2020-10-19] (and will also remove PS3 / VITA / PSP games from the webstore)
First rule of SIE: We don't talk about the Vita. Second rule of SIE: We don't talk about the Vita.
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Thread Sony is launching a new Web / Mobile PS Store later this month [2020-10-19] (and will also remove PS3 / VITA / PSP games from the webstore)
The PS3 and PS Vita stores are one instance/version of the store and the PS4 - and I'm guessing the PS5 - is another. The first one is a ROYAL mess. The second one is ok. PSN infrastructure in general has many issues because of the way it was built.
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Thread Will you upgrade your SSD on your PS5 and/or Xbox Series S/X sooner rather than later to avoid wear on the internal drive?
I've had SSDs since 2009 (good old Samsung SLC drives, anyone remembers these?) I probably have more than 20 SSDs in general, ranging from 64GB to 4TB. Only one of them failed (Sandisk 128GB) and that was because of the crappy onboard controller. My PS4 Pro has a 1TB Samsung SSD (850 Evo) for almost two years now and I've had zero issues. I always tend to have more than 200GB free space though in order for it to "breath". I don't think anyone will manage to wear out these SSDs found in the PS5 and Xbox Series S and X to the point that you'll notice a performance drop. Of course, if you completely fill it up you lose some performance, as you do with every SSD.
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Thread i'm starting Bloodborne now as my first Souls game, what do i need to know?
1) Don't be afraid of dying, this is the only way to learn. 2) Learn when to parry with your gun, it's a game-changer. 3) Costumes don't really affect attributes in Bloodborne 4) The chalice dungeons give the best rewards, especially the hard ones I envy you, I wish I could relive the experience. It's my favourite PS4 game.
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Thread Do you get attached to consoles?
Yes and no. The only console I am very attached to is my Japanese SCPH-1000 I got 2 days after the Japanese launch in 1994 imported from Japan to Greece. It has broken 3 times and 3 times it was fixed. All other consoles I could do without to be honest. The only other computer I am attached to is the Amiga 500 I owned which I sold when I was little. I bought one again but I would like to have the exact one I grew up with.
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Thread 505 Games accidentally does what they said was impossible: Upgrades Digital Deluxe owners of Control to Ultimate Edition, then revokes it.
Yeah, this is a PR and a community nightmare to deal with (internally and externally) so 100% agree. Glad I'm not involved in this in any way.A lot of folks left 505 Games after me so I really don't know what to think, honestly. The "original" team I worked with up until the launch of Control in 505 were fantastic and genuine people and we involved Remedy in a lot of our decision-making process. Back then 505 also had a very good name as a publisher between devs. Don't forget that companies are made up of people so what 505 Games was in 2017 might - or might not - be very different from what 505 Games is in 2020. Same with PlayStation and so many other companies. I don't know if this PS4 to PS5 upgrade and the Ultimate edition nightmare is a 505 Games only decision, or if Remedy had a say in this. Also, the fact that previous owners won't be able to upgrade to an enhanced PS5 experience makes me think that this might be a contract rather than a hardware limitation like explained above by It might sound like I'm defending 505 Games but I'm not. Personally I believe the communication around this upgrade from a company standpoint was handled really bad, to say the least, and they should have been way more transparent on this matter. But if there's one thing I've learned from working in this industry is that there are so many factors that come into play like contracts between devs, publishers and platform holders that result in things getting complicated and messy really quick. So a situation might be very different in the public eye compared to what it actually is. And communicating this to the community/public can also be a huge task in order to make sure things go as smooth as possible. I worked on Control from August 2017 back when it was just a prototype up until the release and literally poured heart and soul into this game. It really saddens me to see what is happening with the game... Again, all of the above are just my personal thoughts and I have no idea what's going on internally in 505 Games or in Remedy. For the record, I left 505 Games on August 29th 2019 and my title tag needs updating.
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Thread Tenchu (PS1) has a pretty killer soundtrack
Tenchu's soundtrack is one of the PS1 greatest OSTs. The tracks are just mesmerizing. Having said that, Jim Power on the Amiga where your avatar is from is also one of my favourites and it was one of the first games I could 1cc back in the days :) These are two of my favourites The last one really has to be seen with the ending. but it's been 20+ years so I guess everyone knows what happens :)
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Thread Reasons why you ARE excited for next gen.
Finally getting rid of mechanical drives. I can't believe PS4/Xbox One were designed with mechanical drives in mind. Mechanical drives are one of the most serious bottlenecks in so many systems. We were so late in adopting SSDs in consoles we are going straight to M2 form factor.
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Thread Do you you regret upgrading/not upgrade to pro/X
Bought a base PS4 at launch but had already used one many months before it launched because back then I was working at PlayStation so I knew what I would be getting. Upgraded to the PS4 Pro and I believe it was worth it, even for users with a 1080p (like me) screen TV/monitor they use for gaming. Got into the MS ecosystem for this generation straight with an Xbox One X and glad I skipped the vanilla Xbox One. It was really underpowered. The Xbox One to One X upgrade path is more worth it value-wise than the PS4 to PS4 Pro IMO.
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Thread 505 Games accidentally does what they said was impossible: Upgrades Digital Deluxe owners of Control to Ultimate Edition, then revokes it.
Are you are referring to me? I was the Brand Community Manager for Control through 505 Games up until August 29th 2019. I left 505 Games two days after the game launched (August 27th 2019) and started work afterwards in Socialpoint as the Lead Community Manager. I did send an email in August 2020 to the moderation team here at Era in order to get my tag title changed but I guess I should chase this up.
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Thread Does Nintendo (or Sony or MS) know when you play their consoles and which games?
Without detailed analytics on user behaviour and actions taken in-game no company would be successful nowadays. Game wise, they know everything. Some examples: How much time you've spent playing a game How many times you have used the X feature of the PS4 console What type of games you usually play and which ones you are likely to play in the future How often you login, what times do you login, how much does each play session last, etc The list is endless.
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Thread So, is Kojima Productions teasing something?
I believe it will just be details about the PC version of Death Stranding, probably some extra PC perks? Who knows. By the way I need to update my title, treat the above as personal speculation and not something official. I don't work for 505 Games anymore. I'm in the mobile games industry now working for Socialpoint.
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Thread If Sony presents the PS5 in August, during Gamescom and releases it in November. Realistic possibility?
Haven't read all the posts in the thread but if they leave it so late it doesn't do them any favours in terms of marketing the PS5 to the masses. You would end up having a very short marketing campaign, very late in the process.
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Thread If PS5 has full backwards compat will you start a retro collection of disks?
My PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 discs must be in the 4000 to 5000 range, probably even more. Thanks but no thanks. After having moved countries a couple of times I just can't keep collecting physical discs anymore. Digital all the way I say. But Sony should really enable gifting through the PS Store, this is long overdue.
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Thread Housemarque's new AAA game will be revealed in the coming months; Stormdivers on ice
One of my favourite studios ever. Even back in the days when they were known as Bloodhouse/Terramarque their Amiga games were of such high quality (Super Stardust, Elfmania) Resogun, Alienation, Nex Machina and Matterfall were such good games. Can't wait to see what they come out with.
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Thread [@GIBiz] Confirmed: PlayStation will not be attending E3 2020
E3 has become very costly for companies, even for the likes of someone like Sony. I'm guessing they are not seeing any ROI for the money, time and overall investment they are putting into the whole E3 show. Felt weird being there last year and witnessing the room PlayStation used to occupy being used as a storage space facility.
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Thread Death Stranding coming to PC in Summer 2020 (505 Games publishing)
"I fight for the users" was my quote when I worked at PlayStation. Even though I still believe in being honest, upfront and stating things how they actually happened, I need to check every little wording of every NDA I have signed to make sure I'm not breaking any rules. I have a family to feed and I'm a bit tired getting "blamed" for things I shouldn't be blamed for in the first place. There is a lot of - in my opinion unneeded - drama in the videogame space so better to be safe than sorry ;)
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Thread Death Stranding coming to PC in Summer 2020 (505 Games publishing)
I'll check my NDAs over the weekend and see what I can and cannot state around this story and dramarama. Imagine knowing the whole story and not being able to talk about it right? RIGHT? I need to update my job title (I work at Social Point as the Lead CM right now), I left 505 Games at the end of August, when Control launched.
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Thread A game you will fight to the death to defend no matter what
Bloodborne. Frame pacing issues, drops frames like crazy around bosses that take up half the screen or all of it for that matter, no sweet 60 fps but man that atmosphere, that lore, that music, that... it's a beauty!
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Thread CONTROL |OT| Welcome to This Oldest House of Leaves
It's bank holiday here in the UK and I'm typing this message in my pyjamas. I will try and get an answer from you tomorrow morning when I communicate this to the Brand manager at 505 Games. Game should unlock on the 27th of August. Unlock time should be based upon your region if I'm not mistaken. can maybe assist further on this.
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Thread Control - Launch Trailer
This is true. If you upload at 4K on YouTube it compresses the footage far less. I know people that shoot with their cameras at a sharp 1080p, then upscale to 4K in order for their YT footage to show crispier when they upload.
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Thread Control - Launch Trailer
Personally, I would also love the trailers and everything to be in 4K but think that you would then get people thinking the game runs in 4K resolution across all platforms/versions and this might create confusion. Having said the above it still looks stunning in the 1080 file on my PC. It's just that the YouTube compression doesn't do the game any favors. As a sidenote, like Thomas Puha (Remedy Communications Director) stated earlier on, the game runs at 30fps on all console versions.
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Thread Control - Launch Trailer
I totally get your point. Having said that, the "World Trailer" is in 4K which we published in December. On another note, I'm building a PC rig just for the game. This weekend (hope I find time!)
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Thread Shenmue III - New Trailer - A Day in Shenmue
Still get the feeling animations (especially facial) feel very stiff and very 2000ish. I'll play it regardless but I'm hoping they could improve on this further. Definitely a change for the better though.
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Thread Control - Launch Trailer
All good questions sir. I'll use this thread to feedback all of this back to the team and see what can be answered and what not. Don't want to end up saying something which hasn't been double/triple checked with everyone else. Glad you like the trailer, same here. I've seen it more than a hundred times! :D
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Thread Control - Gamescom 2019 RTX trailer
What you see in the trailer are real-time ray-traced reflections, with optional realistic transparency, ray-traced indirect diffuse lighting, and ray-traced contact shadows. Scenes are a bit dark and some are being shown for only a couple of seconds but we have other RTX trailers on the Control YouTube channel uploaded which showcase how awesome Control looks if you have a buffed up PC to run it. Here are all the official RTX videos we've published:
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Thread Cyberpunk 2077 @ E3 2019
I attended the closed doors CDPR presentation. Game looks dope AF and since CDPR played the game and showcased it to us, I find it weird that people have an opinion about how it plays. I mean, honestly, they just watched. Personally I found the presentation awesome.
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Thread Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review Thread
To be honest I've already pitched this idea with our creative team. Maybe later in the summer? It would a nice cool throwback to discuss it like it really went down. Just like Corey Barlog did with God of War, kept it real and honest.
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Thread Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review Thread
I didn't work directly on this project guys but I know everyone at 505 Games, ArtPlay and Way Forward put their hearts and souls into polishing this as much as possible. The game went through development hell, it changed so many times and there was so much back and forth on many things, I'm glad it looks and plays the way it does. Yeah ok, there are some small bugs here and there but the teams behind the game are giving it the love and treatment it deserves so pretty sure these will be addressed rather quick. On another note since I didn't work on the game directly I'm not in the 505 credits but I'm in the backer credits list. LoL Switch version drops tomorrow. Also can't wait to receive my $300 backer stuff.
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Thread Control Preview thread
Hey everyone, While you are here, here are some Control beats in case you missed them: Dev Diary Season 1 playlist: Dev Diary Season 2 playlist: And the Control official channels: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube Channel: Instagram: Discord Server:
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Thread Nintendo eShop - May 2019
Let me know if you have any questions on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Launches on the 28th and there is a 10% discount for those that will pre-order it (it's on digital only). Brothers on Nintendo Switch runs at 720p undocked, 1080p docked and at 30 FPS. You can play Brothers on Nintendo Switch using a Pro Controller. Brothers supports all three play modes on Nintendo Switch.
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Thread Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Release Date Trailer (June 18th for PC/PS4/XB1, June 25th for Switch)
Shedding some light on this trailer since you guys loved it so much (by the way I'm not the CM for Bloodstained - wish I was - but I work with our Creative team on a daily basis) The idea behind the negative comments was after (our multimedia guy) and (Brand Manager) discussed it and thought it would be cool to go ahead with it. We have lots of cool and funny ideas like this in 505 but we don't always go ahead with them in case people sometimes interpret these in the wrong way. Thankfully this was received in the way we wanted it to. On another note, it was 505's decision to polish the game as much as possible and to seriously consider all the users feedback (some of this was also mine - I'm a $300 backer!) Wanted to state this because usually publishing companies get all the hate and never any credit. Not sure if Jason who is the CM for Bloodstained is on these forums so wanted to come and say this here. It's very nice to see this is getting such a nice reception. Thank you on behalf of 505 Games and like I said, apologies if is here and I haven't seen him. He's the CM of Bloodstained, not me :)
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Thread Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Release Date Trailer (June 18th for PC/PS4/XB1, June 25th for Switch)
Really don't know bro. I can check with Jason and if he's not on these forum I'll come back and let you know. Just don't want people to think I'm the go-to guy for this title cause I'm not that's all. I work on Control and some other games but not Bloodstained. What I do know is that the Switch version is coming out a week later I believe (25th of June I think from the top of my head). Best place to get answers is the Bloodstained Discord, it's huge --> Jason is "Question" on that Discord server :)
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Thread Next gen consoles should completely allow free mods to games
You wouldn't want to know how much moderation this would equate to from a company's point of view. Unfortunately we can't have things like these because we would get too much genitalia shaped things among others.
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Thread Xbox One Backwards Compatibility |OT2| “We’ve got to go back Marty!” |
I would really appreciate it if you guys can post any links to 4K video goodness and/or 4K Xbox One X enhanced pics of NG2 cause I won't get a chance to try NG2 before the weekend.
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Thread Xbox One Backwards Compatibility |OT2| “We’ve got to go back Marty!” |
NG2? Enhanced as well on X?
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Thread Xbox One Backwards Compatibility |OT2| “We’ve got to go back Marty!” |
If Ninja Gaiden II comes to BC it will be all joker smiles here. I think I have something like 3 used copies of this already.
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Thread Xbox One Backwards Compatibility |OT2| “We’ve got to go back Marty!” |
General public? Probably not a lot. I guess only people that played it when it came out and experienced what a great action game it was can appreciate it. It's aged well though.
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Thread New Control Gameplay Trailer - Release Date 27.08.2019
Hi everyone, Just keep in mind that what you're seeing in the trailer is still WIP (Work In Progress) Thanks for all the positive comments. You can pre-order the game at - keep in mind we just refreshed the whole website and some stuff is still propagating. Any questions/problems I could answer shoot!
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Thread New Control Gameplay Trailer - Release Date 27.08.2019
The link will change but here is a detailed breakdown on what's available for each platform, what you get if you pre-order etc: Control Pre-order FAQ:
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Thread New Control Gameplay Trailer - Release Date 27.08.2019
There are, yes. We're hosting them on our imgur album here --> and on our Discord server here -->
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Thread Control - Nvidia RTX Demo Showcase
RTX will be supported. 99% sure there will be support at launch, yes. Will confirm when I get to the office tomorrow morning. I'm off to bed (GMT timezone here) and I'll try and reply back to everyones questions tomorrow. is attending GDC so she might pop-in with some answers to your questions. Glad you all like the RTX footage. The lamp at the end is my favourite part by the way.
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Thread Control - Nvidia RTX Demo Showcase
LoL, the description is from the latest trailer we just released. Probably posted the old one by mistake. Here you go: Edit: No, the description is from that August released trailer. Sorry guys, I'm just so tired :P
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Thread Control gameplay - Early Prototype Vs E3 2018 Demo walkthrough (WIP)
I was wondering if this was going to be picked up by ResetEra, glad you guys like it. Yeah, like I said, it's old news now. We have received builds since then which have had a ton of improvements in all areas but you'll see some new footage quite soon. This comparison video was part of the December TwitchTV stream done on the Remedy Twitch channel. I guess not many people noticed it since it's only 6 minutes long and the stream was more than 90 minutes. Check the stream below, I've archived it on our Control YouTube channel. There's Sam Lake, Courtney Hope, Thomas Puha and Mikael Kasurinen talking about Control. All orchestrated by :)
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Thread Koei Tecmo Community Era |OT| Behold the power of my magic
Love the NInja Gaiden series and Nioh! KT Europe folks that work there are also good friends! Keep in touch with Chin even though he left KT some time ago. Great gifs
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Disclaimer: I am not a dev :P So this is what the folks at Remedy who are developing the game told me: What you are seeing in the first part of the video is a 3D mesh which is the structural build of a 3D model consisting of polygons. 3D meshes use reference points in X, Y and Z axes to define shapes with height, width and depth. What we mean by wrinkle training is that the character tech team is "training" the mesh to go from one facial expression to another. So that video is basically Jesse's head mesh. Hope that address your question Dest.
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Thread Hellblade to Receive Retail Edition on Dec 4th (PS4/XB1)
Even though I'm not the CM for this title I'll clear up the confusion: We (505) are publishing worldwide the retail version of the PS4 physical edition. Microsoft is publishing the retail edition for the Xbox. Antonela Pounder (@AnimatedAnt on Twitter) looks after the physical retail version of the PS4, so feel free to post any further questions her way or at the 505 Twitter account
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Thread Ben Daglish, legendary Commodore 64 composer, has died
Recorded this in Camden in 2016. Was really sad to hear the news. Glad I got to meet him. Down to earth and a wonderful person. FastLoaders & Ben Daglish live - The Wastelands (loader & theme) - Last Ninja concert
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Dev Diary 4 (pretty sure it's been seen by everyone at this point) and Dev Diary 5 which just went up on the PlayStation YouTube channel. This is the version we showed at the panel. We'll be publishing a longer version of the 5th Dev Diary next week on our YouTube channel --->
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Dev Diary 4 comes tomorrow. Some teasers: On another note, myself and will be at EGX tomorrow. We'll be at the PlayStation Access booth and Vida will go through some exclusive Control footage which has never been shown before!
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Thread Best Video Game Openings of All Time?
Yes bruv! One of my very favourites as well! Back then the intro alone cost around 1 million dollars and was choreographed by Donnie Yen :) I still prefer the Japanese voiceover though. Feels more badass in general!
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Thanks for all the replies guys. Interestingly enough, it seemed like an equal split up until yesterday night between the three (PS4, Xbox, PC) but today Xbox took off.
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Again, these words are bliss for all of us working on this project! <3 Thank you so much! Here are the rest of the teasers that just went live. Going to be switching off for a couple of weeks now since I am on vacations otherwise my gf will suicide me! Leaving you with the awesome to take good care of you all! Sam Lake teaser: Sam needs no introduction, everybody loves Sam! Paul Ehreth teaser (Lead Designer): Really nice guy and he's as tall as the oldest house! Makes me feel like a dwarf and I'm no short guy!
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
I'm on a super bad internet connection in Chios island, Greece. Officially on vacations but I'm currently uploading the teasers before the video goes live in the coming days ;)
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Last but not least (Era doesn't let me post more than two pieces of media): Thomas Puha teaser (Head of Communications) - also on ResetEra - A one man army, currently on vacations. Makes the 505 Games team feel nice and welcomed when we are in Finland for meetings!
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
We will be releasing a series of Dev Diaries around Control (trust me, it's amazing stuff!) Just uploaded Anna's teaser for the first dev diary which introduces the story of Control :) Will have more teasers published soon ;)
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Thread Control Announced (Remedy, PS4/XBO/PC, Gameplay Trailer)
Finished putting all social channels live. If you spot any mistakes let me know, I'm a bit tired. But really happy you guys like it so much! There will be more content coming in the coming days! :) Patience.
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Thread ResetEra's Most Anticipated Games of 2018
We have many CMs in 505 Games. Each one of us handles different games. I'm working with Remedy on P7 and another title which is being developed by Limbic Entertainment for which there is little information at this point in time but expect an update soon on this. At this point in time this is what is out there. ---> Bloodstained is being handled from the community side of things from our US office, we have a new CM which is looking after the title. I'll encourage him to subscribe to the forums so he can give you all an update on things to come :) (I'm in the UK office) He joined the team quite recently as well. If there is something we can communicate, trust me we will :) And we take feedback really seriously at 505 Games. I know this sounds as a cliche and you hear this a lot but the team at 505 Games really value the feedback from the community. A good example is Portal Knights where a big percentage of the new features were based on community feedback