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#7361 Randomman96

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Details about the open Beta for EA's Battlefront 2 are out.

 

The beta starts on October 4th, closed for Pre-Purchasers.  The beta will then open up to all on the 6th, and will run until the 9th.  There will be two modes available, each for a different type of player.  Galactic Assault on Theed, the map and mode revealed at EA Play.  The other mode will be a Starfighter Assault, although details are currently scarce on that.  More details will be revealed at Gamescom.  Likely it will be similar to how they ran the open beta for Battlefield 1, where the map shown off at Gamescom will be the Beta's map as well.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:05 AM

Finally got round to watching the gameplay of Anthem and I have to say I'm a bit frustrated. Why does everything have to be some kind of social MMO experience these days?

 

I just want another singleplayer RPG from Bioware, it's what they're really good at. 


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:17 AM

There's a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3, with a Toy Story world this time. They say it's releasing in 2018:

 

 

Japanese Donald Duck is completely unintelligible :P



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:58 AM

This will probably just be a blast from the past for most people, but Jagex have announced that Runescape will be available on mobile in 2018. Full cross platform play and everything.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:05 PM

Remember when Reggie told us the Switch's online voice chat implementation would be elegant and not involve any bulky gamer headsets? Fast-forward to today, when the Switch online smartphone app rolls out alongside Splatoon 2:

 

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You plug the headphones into the Nyko adapter (sold separately). You plug your phone into the Nyko adapter. You attach your phone to your controller with the Nyko grip (sold separately). The Switch app apparently doesn't feature landscape mode. You plug the Nyko adapter into your Switch. You play a game. Everything is terrible:

 

As Nintendo points out in the app's official FAQ, voice chat cannot run in the background while using your phone for other purposes such as "texts, social media, etc.":
 
"The voice chat will disconnect while you're talking on the phone or using another application, but your voice chat will restart in the same room once you open the Nintendo Switch Online application again as long as the game session is still ongoing."
 
What's more, early testing confirms that the app won't work if your phone goes into power-saving "sleep mode," with the screen inactive. And don't bother trying to use the app to chat with your Switch friends while away from the system, either: you can only join chat rooms with people when you're actively playing a specific, supported game with them.

 

According to GameXplain, you can't even pull down the notifications menu on your phone without the app disconnecting. Nintendo, everyone. Come for the games, stay for the staggering incompetence at everything other than games.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:19 PM

Official art from Metroid: Samus Returns:

 

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Gawd it looks so good! How have we gone from thinking Samus was dead for good to getting this game in two months? Nintendo works in mysterious ways.

 

Now for the bad news: Metroid Samus Returns has exclusive content that can only be unlocked with Metroid Amiibos. A sound test, an art gallery, the ability to have nearby Metroids marked on your map, and a Hard difficulty mode: they're all locked behind the Amiibo Paywall. I'm not going to boycott the game over it or anything, but as far as predatory DLC/microtransaction practices go that's pretty bad. Going by Australian prices, it'd cost you more than the price of the game again to buy all four Amiibos you need to unlock all the content, assuming you can even find them in stock.

 

Meanwhile, the brilliant AM2R is available for free in its entirety right now, and is, quite honestly, incredible. I mean, I'm not going to throw Samus Returns under the bus here, but as far as Metroid 2 remakes go it'll really have to be something special to outdo the fan-made remake. Gawd AM2R is good.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:42 PM

Every once in a while, miraculous events can occur.  A miracle child is born, a hidden gem of a Movie/Book/TV Show/Video Game is discovered, and maybe, just maybe, if the stars line up just right, and someone does a special dance, Valve will reveal a new game.  Well, that day has come, and it is called Artifact, a.......  game that literally no one wanted: a DOTA themed Hearthstone type of Card Game.

 

Yes, Valve is making a (more than likely) Free-To-Play card game, that is obviously little more than a cash grab given how more AAA devs are starting to get in on that market, namely with Bethesda and CD Project Red following Blizzard's Hearthstone.  Valve unveiled the game and it's 2018 release "window" (although that's Valve time) at the International, their DOTA 2 tournament.  The reaction to it?  Well, imagine an entire audience of people watching one of their most anticipated events of the and then suddenly getting disappointed by learning that the company hosting the tournament, while taking a 30% cut off all Store purchases and leaving in some clearly exploitative systems for cash grabs from asset flipping and market place transactions, is making a low budget game that no one wanted or asked for and is clearly a cash grab instead of making a new sequel to literally ANY OF THEIR OTHER IPS!  That sound that you imagined is more than likely no where near the real thing.

 

As per, the internet salt train has gotten chugging along, and I'll leave this comment from the reveal trailer to give you even more disappointment (although not entirely accurate):

 

reminder.

 

Half Life 3 died for this.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 11:50 PM

The reaction to it?

 

There's actually footage of the reaction, and it's perfect:

 

 

You can feel the audience's whiplash from the joy of seeing Valve finally announce a new game to pure scorn when the words 'The Dota Card Game' appear on screen.

 

btw, I like that the video game industry is so strapped for new titles for games that they've apparently opened the dictionary to page one and started combing through it for any nouns that aren't taken yet. First 'Anthem' from Bioware, now 'Artifact' from Valve. I suppose it's better than that period where every game had to be ___: Origins/Revelations/Absolution, at least.






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