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In Topic: Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

09 April 2018 - 08:29 AM

I think this movie looks pretty cool you guys. I liked the part where he said he had a good feeling about this :P




In Topic: Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

08 April 2018 - 06:01 PM

In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

07 April 2018 - 03:53 PM

In other news, I don't know exactly what this is, but Ubisoft has posted some kind of Sam Fisher teaser for Tom Cuh-Lancy's Ghost Recon's Wildlands, featuring the real Sam Fisher himself: Michael Ironside:



They're revealing the full details on April 9th; I'm guessing it's some kind of DLC for Wildlands. Buuuut, with rumours of a new Splinter Cell going around, I'd love if it turned out to be some kind of cheeky marketing stunt for the return of Splinter Cell (and the return of Michael Ironside's ridiculous voice) at E3. Similar to the way Capcom has been surreptitiously keeping Devil May Cry in the public mindshare for the past few months, gearing up for what we all know is coming in just a couple of months...


Yes, short version is it's basically a large, couple month long DLC event for free to all players.  Basically what Ubisoft is doing with the multiplayer/Co-Op focused stuff that originally launched with paid DLCs is shifting over to the Rainbow Six Siege/For Honor DLC model, AKA 4 seasons of free content each year.  


And if this isn't confirmation that Ubisoft is most definitely working on a new Splinter Cell, I don't know what is.

In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

17 March 2018 - 03:56 PM



Well, in terms of the series starting, it was Wolfenstien, the Doom, then Quake.  


Bethesda has been reviving said series, in the order of Wolfenstien: TNO/TOB, then Doom 2016, and now Quake Champions.  We have since gotten Wolfenstien 2: TNC, so...


It stands for reason that something Doom related (other than VFR) will have some details soon.


Now, as for E3/EAPlay itself, I will provide a list of what we can expect to see this year.  And I will not be the dasher of a certain person *cough* Ocelot *cough* and say a certain game will likely not be at E3 this year.  Instead, will focus on what will be there, what will likely be there, and what we can speculate to be there.  


To kick things off, EA and EAPlay prior to E3 itself.  At this point, if you don't know that EA's poster child studio of DICE will be the main attraction, then what rock are you under?  Battlefield 2018 will be the spot light.  EA will also talk about all the new sports titles for this year.  Chances are we'll more details about Anthem there as well.  Maybe Respawn's Star Wars title.  And feel free to correct me because I don't know it's actual release date, but likely more about A Way Out (I know it's a 2018 title, but I don't know if it's release before or after E3).  


Next, lets go Ubisoft.  Ubi is a bit of a mystery.  There's only really one or two things that are known, The Division 2 and maybe The Crew 2, but that one might not be there on account of release dates, since it's set to release June 29th.  Beyond that, I really don't know what to expect.  Maybe new South Park game?  Maybe Beyond Good and Evil 2, but Ubi has been REALLY quiet when it comes to that.  Maybe the rumored new Splinter Cell title?  Maybe a Watch_Dogs 3?  Maybe Assassins Creed Origins DLC?  Only Ubi knows.


Bethesda, however, will be a lot like Ubisoft in that regard too.  What exactly will they be talking about?  Besides the Prey stuff, which they've been teasing like crazy, what else could they show off?  Bethesda is more of a wildcard for E3 shows, especially since all they stuff they show off will be available to play at some point in the same year, or if not by the years end, then before Spring the following year.  Maybe a New Doom?  More Quake Champions stuff?  More The Evil Within stuff?  And what will their "And one more thing" thing be this year?  The final 3 Fallout 4 DLC and Wolfenstien 2 reveals from 2016 and 2017 were basically expected in hindsight.  What could they have in their pocket this year, because with their little Bethesda-land bit from last year, they did say there was some stuff that wasn't ready to be revealed.


Microsoft likely has a lot of secrets they've been holding on for 2018.  What is all but confirmed is primarily Crackdown 3 and State of Decay 2.  What isn't know is what they haven't told us yet.  Maybe new Halo or Gears of War?  Time feels about right for at least a reveal.  Maybe stuff for Forza 7?  Maybe some new stuff too.  We know Microsoft has been looking to pad out their Exclusive line up, especially when compared to Sony.  What I do speculate is maybe some Virtual Reality compatibility for the Xbox One X to either the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.  After all, the One X does seem to be VR compatible, and announcing support for either the Vive or Rift on the One X could result in a bump in sales for both sides.  


Speaking of Sony, they have a lot on their plate to show.  The Spiderman game will likely see more details, as well as Death StrandingDetroit: Gone HumanThe Last of Us 2, and God of War are all titles that all but confirmed.  In fact it will be more surprising to NOT see any of these titles this year.  You guys may have to fill out what ever else for Sony.  I haven't been a big fan of Sony's stuff and lack a PS4 so I don't really pay attention to their shows.  These were just the ones I could think of off the top of my head.


Nintendo?  Well one of you guys can also do that.  I've never really paid much attention to Nintendo, so I honestly have less of an idea of what to expect than I did with Sony.

In Topic: The Video Game News Thread

09 March 2018 - 12:46 AM

Now, I don't know if you've heard of Valve.  They're the guys who own Steam, and back in the day, they used to make games.  Well, according to Gabe Newell himself, Valve is going to start making new games again, outside of the 3 planned VR titles and Artifact, you know, that DOTA collectible card game that you probably purged from your memory and no one was asking for?  The reasoning for it?  Valve is jealous of Nintendo.  No, really, those words actually came out of Newell's mouth:


"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell said. "When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently."


However, this was made at a presentation Newell was doing to give details about Artifact, and....  Well....


You're not going to like some of the key points.  See, those key points are:

  • The game WILL NOT BE FREE TO PLAY.  Yes, you read that right, a Collectible Card Game is NOT free to play.
  • Some sort of Shopping Phase in the game (No details given)
  • Opening card packs and building card decks is being made to be a "Social and Competitive Experience", meaning there is a clear social aspect to opening card packs ($5 says Valve is going to be selling card packs when the game is live)
  • Steam Workshop (meh) and Steam Marketplace enabled.  You know, that community market place that Valve takes a cut of that allows the community to buy and sell items like Steam Trading Cards, in-game Cosmetics items, and Lootboxes and Keys (the thing that propelled it on PC) and has created incentives for cheaters or AFK bots to farm items and sell said items.
  • No singleplayer content outside of Bot Matches
  • Slated to release on PC this year, a tournament set for Q1 2019, and iOS and Android releases in Mid-2019

Perhaps the biggest slap in the face when you think about it is that Artifact is not only using Source 2, but is in fact, if I recall correctly, also Valve's first confirmed game running on Source 2 (I don't even know if The Lab, Valve's free HTC "demo" is running Source 1 or 2).  That....  Doesn't exactly inspire confidence on how Source 2 is going to be...