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Post by John Layfield » 2 weeks ago

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And with that, I suppose the only significant WiiU exclusive still without a modern port/sequel/remaster is, uh... Pikmin? Was there a Pikmin? I feel like Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Wonderful 101 were the last major holdouts.
Pikmin 3, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and the Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remasters would be the ones off the top of my head.

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Post by Delthazar » 2 weeks ago

There's like 17k+ people watching PSO2 on Twitch right now - more than Overwatch, Minecraft, DOTA, etc. Not bad for a closed beta of an 8 year-old MMO coming to North America for the first time.

Despite the closed status, it seems Sega got a ton more people signed up than they expected, so most ships (read: servers) are getting hammered. Probably means the beta schedule will be extended a bit. I imagine Sega must be pretty happy, I wonder if they even foresaw this level of interest.

Giant Bomb played a bit on UPF today and it looked pretty fun, if a tad on the old side, as you'd expect. But the character customization alone has me stoked. Can't wait to get in there and play with alllll those sliders. (Big points to Brad for playing bits of the Phantasy Star 2 soundtrack on his phone, warms the old Algol OG heart.)

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Post by True Perception » 2 weeks ago

Holy shit, it's Layfield! My inebriated brain is telling me I haven't seen you post in forever, but your post history says I just don't pay attention to the right topics...

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Post by Hello, Newman... » 2 weeks ago

Currently watching a fake idol sing a cheesy Engrish pop song. I feel so Japanese...

Also, beta was extended. I get to play again tomorrow.

Oh shit, I'm about to fight Dark Falz... That Dreamcast mag MUST be mine...

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Post by Delthazar » 2 weeks ago

Hell yeah, get that MAG.

I think I'll roll a proper PSO2 thread soon. Ish. I don't really know enough about how PSO2 actually works to do the OP proper justice and who knows when the Windows port will hit so I can find out.

I watched a couple streamers playing the JP version last night while the NA beta servers were borked. One of them had the Morgana costume, and he was rolling Ranger, so the visual of a tiny cartoon cat blasting shit with a giant fuck-off laser rifle was pretty funny.

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Post by Hello, Newman... » 2 weeks ago

What an anti-climax. We only fought his arm, and the high level players stomped him in 2 seconds. Ah well, that guarantees my mag.

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Post by Hello, Newman... » 2 weeks ago

I'm now grinding on Dark Falz's arm. Take that how you will.

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Post by Delthazar » 2 weeks ago

Hell yeah, get that arm.

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Post by Hello, Newman... » 2 weeks ago

Fought and killed Dark Falz! Yeah! Game is now stuck at loading so no lootz for me. Noooooooo...

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

So if you saw the PC Pokemon-like Tem Tem and said, "this is cool and all, but what I really want is a PC Animal Crossing," you're in luck, here comes Hokko Life. It'll enter Early Access on Steam sometime this year. It's also a one-man project so keep that in mind regarding timetables.



In worse news, it sounds like OtherSide's System Shock 3 is effectively dead, having lost at minimum its directors, writers, and lead programmers, and perhaps the whole team, pending confirmation.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/0 ... -employed/

Nightdive's remake of the original System Shock is unaffected.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

If you're in the mood to simulate a kingdom, consider Yes, Your Grace, now dated for March 6.


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Post by DHerder222 » 1 week ago

Ooh, this is the one with financial management, yes? I'm actually interested in that?

My one concern is that what little I've seen indicates it may rely heavily on deadpan/macabre humor. A little of that is fine but it can get old quickly if overused.

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Post by cybersix » 1 week ago

News to me that the original System Shock is being remade. Wondering why that and not the way better System Shock 2. Oh well.

Wasn't there an Animal Crossing that just came out on the Switch?

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

Animal Crossing hits on March 20. Soon now. Soon...

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Post by True Perception » 1 week ago

My nephew keeps telling me how long it is until Animal Crossing comes out. I don't care, but he's super excited.

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Post by Delthazar » 6 days ago

An OG Xbox build of Starcraft Ghost has leaked via an old devkit.



https://kotaku.com/it-seems-an-playable ... 1841731450

It looks very much like what you'd expect from an unfinished third-person stealth shooter circa-2002, maybe a little shinier than most of its contemporaries thanks to its 720 support, but... yeah, nothing exactly groundbreaking, which is maybe why it was ultimately cancelled. The early/mid 2000s was lousy with this exact action game and regardless of its Starcraft branding Ghost probably would've just got lost.

Nova's character design is also dated so incredibly specifically to the 00s she may as well have been draped over the cars in Juiced

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Post by Delthazar » 2 days ago

Homeworld devs Blackbird have a damned unique looking side project coming called Hardspace: Shipbreaker. It'll be entering early access sometime in the summer.



Not sure shipbreaking has ever been the focus of a game before, certainly not in space.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 2 days ago

Speaking of Animal Crossing, I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered it yesterday. I think part of my boredom with New Leaf is that I bought it super late in its life cycle, so I had no one playing it with me or even talking about it much while I was playing it.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 22 hours ago

Shipbreaker looks rad, I'll add it to my list. I always enjoy when a game like that just uses environmental hazards as the threats, like I love Subnautica but the constant giant monsters that want to vore you were a bit much. The only giant monster I want is SPACE.