The Game Awards 2018 aka The Keighleys aka FUCK THE OSCARS

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The Game Awards 2018 aka The Keighleys aka FUCK THE OSCARS

Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

because I guess The Game Awards is a thing that kinda-sorta almost matters now, at least in the not-horrible post-SpikeTV, post-Joel McHale era, and at least regarding things being announced at the show, here's a thread

show starts at 6PM PST, chat about it if you wanna, here's the stream for it



here's this year's categories and nominees, might even still be time to vote on things in whatever the people's choice categories are, I dunno

https://thegameawards.com/awards/

(almost) everything on that list is also on sale on Steam right now and/or other marketplaces I haven't checked.

announcements of some kind are expected for a new post-apoc Far Cry thing (box art already leaked, of course) and I think some new stuff from Obsidian and maybe Nintendo

LAST TIME ON THE GAME AWARDS


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the actual best version of that video


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First big announcement: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Switch exclusive, 2019. That's a really nice get for Nintendo, those old Ultimate Alliance games were extremely good (or the first was, anyway, I don't recall as many people holding a torch for the second.)

and apparently Team Ninja is developing which, yikes, I feel like I haven't heard that name in a while.

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that Far Cry thing came and went as expected but I'm way way more here for Supergiant's next game



it's an Epic Store joint as well, which feels pretty notable.

(reminder to myself to finish Transistor)

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Obsidian's next big thing: a first-person space frontier RPG



they really wanted everyone to remember that "original creators of Fallout" and "creators of New Vegas" angle which probably means it'll have more in common with those than, say, Borderlands, despite appearances and tone

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cool smaller things





a bigger thing, probably Dragon Age, I dunno, I never got around to Inquisition



also that Crash Bandicoot kart racer thing and Psychonauts 2 and Mortal Kombat 11 is out in April if that's yer thing

seems there's more announcements than awards this year.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

So I haven't given a fuck about Smash Brothers since the original N64 version, but I guess the P5 Protagonist is in it now. My Twitter blew up in a span of 30 seconds. Sorry if this is the wrong thread but it was also live so I figured it was related.

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hahahahahajhbasjkdhjhgajkha

blutie, get your ass in here



e: hahaha, nevermind, ya got this

holy shit, right?

love how they announced this with a HACK like some kinda wrestling entrance or something

(where's that Tokyo Mirage Sessions port though)

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

Just more of a reminder that I need a Switch... but yeah, that was unexpected.

Edit: Atlus' reply is win:


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so I guess all these Smash DLC characters also come with their own stages, I wonder what Joker will get for that. I'm kinda expecting the casino from the opening, but if it's something weirder like... leblanc? that would be cool. can you turn a coffee shop into a Smash level though

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the twitter activity right now is nuts

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Interesting question. The casino is the more obvious venue, but with the dance games being out now and thus other passive locations, it's hard to say.

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...also holy shit is there gonna be a Smash remix of the P5 battle theme

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

More seriously though, I wonder if this foreshadows a Switch port of Persona 5 'cause the connections are basically nonexistent otherwise. Tokyo Mirage Sessions is, weirdly, kinda Persona 4.5, and SMTV is out next year, but the only actual Persona thing on Nintendo hardware is PersonaQ, right?

fake edit: I totally forgot PersonaQ2 exists and has the P5 characters in it but that's still in Japan.

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also is this reveal trailer the most Joker has ever talked or what

pretty cool they managed to get basically the whole cast together to record an announcement trailer though

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other standout moments: SonicFox won the thing



and Christopher Judge aka Kratos aka Teal'c with the biggest capital-l Look in this show's history

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e: oh christ she knew


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Oh right, the thing from the big massive game. I wanted an "Indeed, O'Neill."

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Post by Falcon Critical » 1 week ago

Outer Worlds is giving me serious Borderlands vibes, and I'm kinda into it. Solid trailer picks all around Del, got a few games to watch for next year for sure.

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I appreciate that it has a Borderlands vibe without leaning into it 1000%. It feels like it'll probably be a slightly more subdued take on the broad strokes of that concept, which is good, 'cause that plays to Obsidian's strengths and also avoids turning it into whatever Rage 2 is supposed to be, I dunno, I can't tell any more.

Outer Worlds also looks like it'll play more or less like New Vegas and not so much Borderlands, at least judging by screenshots of the dialogue and stuff.

Also quietly sneaking into sizzle reels last night was a PC version of Journey, which I think is gonna be an Epic exclusive... as is Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, so that's at least one thing that'll definitely get me in the door for Epic's new store. (Which is live now, but there ain't much there yet.)

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Post by Falcon Critical » 1 week ago

I should go create an account there too, because I want to buy games the best way for the developers, and that appears to be Epic's store currently.

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Itch.io is another great one for that, too. (Or even Humble if you only buy bundles and set the "pay developer" slider all the way to the right.)

I'm not sure how the Epic friends list works right now but I'll toss my username somewhere when I figure it out.

Looks like Subnautica will be free on Epic next week, so that's another 2018 release for my crunch list. And for the three people on the planet who somehow never got around to Super Meat Boy, that'll be free in a couple weeks or so. More freebies in 2019, too... so yeah, I guess Epic is pretty serious about this.

But as for non-freebie Epic Store bangers right now, Supergiant's Hades is already up and really tempting at $20 (not sure if that's adjusted for CAD on my side) even if it's early access.