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Izuno last won the day on May 16 2018

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  1. Yeah no kidding expected. Been sitting on this news for a year. I think the big question for Valve is if it is still interested in getting up in the morning and printing money.
  2. https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/announcing-the-epic-games-store Maybe Valve will now feel some heat? <sigh>
  3. 20 years ago today HL was released. I have no other words.
  4. Izuno

    One Piece World Seeker

    Funny...I was never a Nintendo guy. That is until Switch and Zelda BotW. Given the art style in Zelda and how it is easily now one of my favorite games of all time, I have become anime-curious. Hence when I saw this One Piece trailer I thought I'd share it here.
  5. In short, it's an open world One Piece game. I don't follow anime much, but color me intrigued here.
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    Doom Eternal

    Man...playing Doom II while high back in the day. Replacement underwear was not optional.
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    Dying Light 2

    I played the first game all the way through to the end. I agree with your assessment Zarsky, however I still enjoyed the story and characters despite the tropes and cliches. The world as a whole was convincing and the looting/crafting/surviving was a joy, allowing you to take on challenges in many different ways. In fact, it has some of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. destroyed world vibe which gave it a big plus in my book. I'd say it was my game of the year of 2016, in fact. From what I can observe about Techland is that it seems to take this branching narrative design very seriously, sober to past faulted attempts that resulted in more marketing hype than anything else. I just don't see Techland promising this and not delivering given my discussions with them at E3. Hope they pull it off!!
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    The Last of Us Part 2

    Basically this. And @nikkoship I can respect if TLOU combat did not put the cream in your ringdings. (Some guy in a giant duck outfit was tossing them out in the corridor between South and West halls at E3 this week. ) That said, I recall very similar combat demos at E3 before TLOU launched in...whatever year that was...and at Naughty dog itself later that summer at an analyst day. They didn't let us play it hands on but they let us ask questions in the middle of the demo and interrupt the flow so it was clear the E3 gameplay (that year) was not heavily scripted. So....for TLOU 2 I really do not believe the demo was goosed up ...however....you never know. It would really DevilDog me up if they pulled some YankeeDoodles on us. Personally, I loved the combat in TLOU as "stealth lite-ish" and if the sequel brings it back, I'm sold.
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    E3 2018

    Yeah the Cyberpunk demo floored a lot of people tho I did not catch that easter egg. Forgot to mention Jump Force, the latest mashup from Bandai in the Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece, Death Note universes. I'm sure nerd boners went up all over the theater. (Edit by Izuno: Did I fucking say it was just a Dragonball mashup and leave out those other 3? So sorry. It is obviously more than just Dragonball. It was late. I must have been Ambien tweeting or something...anyway...corrected.) Today I"m likely going to the Ubisoft and Sony conferences. FYI...if you are going to E3 and have not been down there, be aware security is a little beefed up this year with checkpoints and metal detectors to get in and way more security personnel. If you have an Exhibitor or Media badge, you can get in early to the show each day so do so to beat the lines. They are checking bags for real this year...at least they were yesterday but I'm sure once the conference really gets going starting Tuesday it will be a slow slog to just get in.
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    E3 2018

    I was at the Microsoft conference today. The fanboys they brought in were pumped as shit. They announced or showed a total of 50 games, plus acquisition of 5 studios including Ninja Theory. They are clearly making a no bullshit effort to restore a strong 1st party development system. Good for them. I am no fanboy of any platform so I hope it goes well for Microsoft. Halo Infinite ... didn't show much yet. Gears 5...sorry but it felt very trope-y despite still having fans who may like this Devil May Cry 5...fans were getting nerd boners it seems... Shadow of the Tomb Raider....I love the series so take my money on this one. Some new PUBG related stuff... Kingdom Hearts III....had Elsa and Anna from Frozen in it. "WTF WHO CARES?" you say. Well the crowd went nuts at that and shit my young daughters were pumped to hear about that when I told them and they started asking me about Kingdom Hearts and now think "wait...maybe this RPG and Zelda thing daddy likes could be cool." So fucking bravo, Square Enix, bravo to you. While you are at it, throw in Sofia the First and Elena of Avalor (especially Elena cause she is good with a sword and can fight) cause my kids love them too. Dying Light 2...oh man I am pumped for this. I loved the first game. Fallout 76 looked very pretty and I suppose if you love Fallout you may love this. I'm supposed to see it up close this week so looking forward to that. They are working on "some kind of thing that could eventually be a new console" ...big eyeroll as of course they are and have been working on a new hardware iteration of some kind. Call me with some real news, pls. At the end they had a cool Cyberpunk 2077 showing that you should read about in the other thread, Finally, this was pretty cool: https://news.microsoft.com/stories/xbox-adaptive-controller/ I got to try it out up close. By itself it is not revolutionary and it seems resourceful gamers (and/or those who care about gamers with special controller needs) have been hacking their way to gerry-rigged solutions for a while...so Microsoft just decided to make it a little easier for them. As an industry analyst I have no idea how much this will sell, but hey, if it helps people who love gaming but can't use a regular controller due to an injury, brain-injury, degenerative disease or some other reason, good on Microsoft. I also think that they would be fun to mess around with the way people were interested in with the Kinect years back.
  11. Izuno

    Days Gone

    Saw it at E3 last year. The guys from Sony Bend were super nice and down to earth. Hoping to see it again at E3 this year.
  12. Ye olde tymers around here (going back to 2003 era) know the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has a special place in my heart despite all the challenges the developers had in getting the first game out the door. Back then we at THQ did our best to try to support GSC and ultimately they made a great game which is still on my top 10 all time games list despite its flaws. Anyway, sounds like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 may not be dead after all? https://www.stalker2.com/ https://www.pcgamer.com/stalker-2-is-in-development-again/ So...in world where we need hope now more than ever, I hope this becomes a reality even though the current "date" is 2021. PS... Oh? You give zero f.u.c.k.s.? Listen to this and get in the mood:
  13. Izuno

    God of War

    Latest: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/god-of-war-gameplay-on-ps4-shows-huge-differences-/1100-6457492/ I'm starting to feel the hype, else just coughing from the dust collecting on my Xbone.
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    Horizon Zero Dawn

    Meanwhile... Horizon Zero Dawn has been recognised with the Writers Guild Award for best video game writing, fending off competition from Dishonoured: Death of the Outsider, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and Madden NFL 18: Longshot. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-13-horizon-zero-dawn-wins-writers-guild-award-for-best-video-game-writing So yes, even with robot dinosaurs you can have a good story and writing. Congrats to the team at Guerilla Games!