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#486985 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Randomman96 on 08 April 2018 - 06:01 PM

#486774 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 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...

#486607 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Randomman96 on 08 February 2018 - 09:33 PM


I guarantee you I'm not onto anything here. Rey's only 20; she'd would have to be like 35 to have been Han and Qi'ra's child. Unless your idea of a good time is Han cheating on Leia during their marriage, after they've had a child together, no less, letting the love child suffer for years as a scavenger on a miserable desert planet and then not even recognising the child when they meet.

45, if what people are right with how Solo is supposed to be 10 BBY.  


And even still, remember, she's can't be Han and Qi'ra's child based solely on chronological events.  Jakku didn't become the massive scrapyard it is in TFA and gain the massive scrap trade until AFTER ROTJ.  


So unless Rey was stuck in carbonite while she was a child only to be thawed out then ditched on Jakku after the Battle of Jakku, she ain't Han and Qi'ra's daughter.  


Honestly though, these whole "X has to be Rey's parent(s)" theories need to stop.  It was good to have prior to TLJ because everyone thought she would be connected to the original cast, but since it's been laid to rest, what's the point anymore?

#486419 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Randomman96 on 15 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

Ocelot right now on anything involving Shirtless Kylo:



(If you want to know, that is taken from this....   I don't even know what to call it, done by the same person who gave us this masterpiece, not putting the images in directly because they are quite long)  


On that note of how Ocelot clearly feels about Shirtless Kylo, have the real weapon to surpass Metal Gear Ocelot.  (The internet is a wonderful thing, isn't it?)

#486398 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Randomman96 on 10 January 2018 - 06:48 AM





If you don't know and haven't guessed it, the internet has given Kylo a new nickname because of this shot:

Ben Swolo.

#486180 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 07 December 2017 - 09:02 PM

For those of you how want to see the mindf*** that was the new Death Stranding trailer, here you go, and brace yourselves for Kojima Unchained.

#486178 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 07 December 2017 - 08:25 PM

I thought I was prepared for just a trailer of Kojima unhinged....



I was wrong.

#486176 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 07 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

EDIT - And here's that new THQ Nordic game they were teasing yesterday. It seems to be a miserable survival game that's going to be Early Access next week.

All ready put details about it earlier Ocelot.


And that THQ Nordic Game getting teased?  Turns out it's a new IP, called Fade To Silence.  The game was technically "leaked" (using the loosest possible use of it) ahead of Schedule via it's Steam Store Listing.  


About the game from the Steam Store page:

The game appears to be a open world, post eldritch apocalyptic arctic survival horror game.  No FULL release date yet, but it turns out it's releasing to an open Early Access NEXT WEEK (December 14th 2017).

#486092 moving Wicktures that you are watching

Posted by Randomman96 on 25 November 2017 - 09:26 PM

So Justice League.  That was.....    A movie.  



If you are debating on going to it, here's my advice:

Don't.  Just don't.  Don't even think about it.  Just don't.  It is back to Snyder's crap, not whoever did Wonder Woman.



(I also want to add, I was not even planning to see this anyway.  I went in with low expectations and it STILL FAILED TO CLEAR.  I only went because my dad offered, it was in an IMAX Cinema, I didn't have anything to do that day, and I could get a really good burger afterwards.)

#486002 Twenty Seventeen's SSLF Goatee Awards, sponsored by Mountain Dew

Posted by Randomman96 on 12 November 2017 - 01:36 AM

I would participate in this since I've played a metric crapton of this years titles.  However, I will be forgoing anything until Mid-December, as I am currently fending off my rage towards my PC for it's constant dying and self-f***cking in the past couple weeks.

#485916 Therm Scissorpunch: A Star Wars Story

Posted by Randomman96 on 27 October 2017 - 09:59 AM


Or it's legos. I swear every other time I walk past the lego isle I force myself not to spontaneously by any Star Wars stuff.

Yeah....   I totally didn't give into the urge and buy a Y-Wing and U-Wing set over the summer...   Nor did I totally give in and buy an X-Wing set back during Holiday of 2015...

#485880 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 23 October 2017 - 01:01 PM

With the announcement of the original Xbox titles coming to the backwards compatibility program, has put out one video showing just how much of a resolution upscaling the Backwards compatibility brings for the original titles (namely Knights of the Old Republic, which is what they used to demo it), and two videos of the 360 title upscaling for Xbox One X (This time with Halo 3, using two multiplayer maps, The Pit and High Ground).  


And boy, does KotOR get a MASSIVE face lift.  Have a peek:




EDIT: Make that 4.  Missed one because I never played this game so I passed the video over.

#485792 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 10 October 2017 - 09:29 PM


Nintendo is here to remind us that happiness can still exist in this industry:


And I'm here to remind you that this is the same company that loves artificial scarcity and has locked a mode for a game behind Amiibos.

#485594 Movie/Television/Disney Entertainment Conglomerate News

Posted by Randomman96 on 15 September 2017 - 01:03 AM




I'm sorry, I didn't realize the studio making the third John Wick movie had access to a time machine, Ocelot.






For those that don't click the link, the correct date is May 17th 2019.

#485361 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Randomman96 on 19 August 2017 - 09:40 AM


Two days prior to the full reveal livestream for Star Fighter Assault, DICE released the trailer for the mode coming in Battlefront II, as well as revealing what the map and details will be for the mode when the beta launches in October: Rebel Assault on the Fondor Shipyard above the planet. From what it looked like, the Rebels need to move in and destroy or disable the Star Destroyer docked there, as well as deal damage to the shipyard.


Most notably, we can see some more details that this mode will have move the previous Fighter Squadron mode in the first game:

  • More heroes.  Kinda obvious, but we have detail from the trailer on who will be supporting their faction in the battles.  Poe Dameron in his custom T-70 X-Wing and Kylo Ren in his custom First Order TIE for TFA era battles, Luke in his Red V X-Wing, Han Solo in the Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett in the Slave-I, and Darth Vader in his TIE advanced for Original Trilogy battles.  And for the clone wars, Yoda in his Jedi Eta-II Interceptor and Darth Maul in his Sith Interceptor.  That's all that was shown off in the trailer, so that doesn't mean that they are the only ones.  We may also see additional ones such as the TFA Falcon hopping in, Jango's Slave-I, and either Anakin or Obi-Wan in their Jedi Star Fighters.
  • New Vehicles (at least for the Light Side factions for now).  Vehicles like the TIEs, X-Wings, V-Wings, and Vulture Droids were known to be playable in the game.  TIEs and X-Wings are staples of Star Wars games, and the V-Wing and Vulture droid were used in the Assault on Theed gameplay.  However, new ones are also playable.  The Clone ARC-170 and both Clone and Rebel versions of the Y-Wings were shown from the player's perspective in the gameplay trailer.  It wouldn't be surprised if we could also wind up using the A-Wing, B-Wing, TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor, TIE Defender, and the Droid Tri-Fighter.
  • Known Locations.  In addition to the Fondor Shipyard map that will likely be be used in the beta, there are additional planets that we will be able to fight on/above (This mode isn't exclusive to Space, there are atmospheric battles as well).  There's what's called "The Unknown Regions", a TFA battle were the Resistance moves through an asteroid field and has to disable a First Order Star Destroyer (teased at the end of the Gameplay reveal trailer).  Then their's the Death Star II debris field above Endor, no details on who has to do what here.  Next is Fondor Shipyards, stated above what has to be done.  Then there is Ryloth, where the Republic moves in to destroy a CIS Battleship/Station above the planet.  And finally, Kamino, namely the surface of Kamino.  It seem the CIS is moving in to disable a Republic Star Destroy above a research outpost to bring it crashing down onto it and dealing massive damage to it, if not destroying it and it's research.

One final note: the reveal livestream for Battlefront 2's Starfighter Assault will be held August 21st, 9:30 AM PST.