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Open/Political Thread | Main | Open Thread (reserved for politics) [CBD]
March 23, 2014

Gaming Thread 3/23/2014

Sorry about last week, I was at a show making some money and though I thought I had a write up in draft, it was no where to be found so either in my haste out the door, I didn't save it or it was eaten by crappy software (I'm gonna go with me being the culprit). I've been really busy this past week (getting ready for this year's show and sale season) so this is going to be really short, which sucks since this past week was GDC and there was a bunch of news to come out.


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NEWS

Even after them unveiling it for maybe a next year release, I'm still skeptical of Sony's VR headset. They have a horrible track record for supporting add-ons, can't throw more and more power at it to work like you can on a PC, and I have a hard time seeing people being fascinated with PS3 level graphics after the initial wow period. Throw in the fact that porting games doesn't really work (just in 3D you realize how flat a lot of stuff is) and like I said, skeptical. That being said, I'm quiet jazzed that someone else has announced a VR headset as hopefully it lights a fire under Oculus to get a move on with their consumer release and maybe get Microsoft give us some actual concrete stuff about their AR Fortaleza glasses (think Google Glass). Though before Sony releases the headset, I hope they bump up their specs to an OLED screen with a higher refresh rate (60 is way too low).

CryEngine now becoming a subscription at $9.99 a month and royalty free. Hopefully they step up their game on documentation.

Unreal Engine 4 is also going to be a monthly subscription at $19.99 a month and 5% royalty fee.

After wasting the last 3-4 years, Koji Igarashi finally leaves Konami. He never got the sales that his Castlevania games deserved but I hope he can etch out a living in doing what he does.

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STUFF I'VE BEEN PLAYING

With my schedule, my gaming this past week has been mostly mobile which frankly just means that I've been playing quite a bit more Brave Frontier than usual on my iPhone.

Also been sneaking in the random TitanFall match when I could. Still waiting for Respawn to fix match making.

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NEW RELEASES

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PC) - Well, Blizzard has made some improvements to the lack luster D3 since release (Loot 2.0 was a good start) and this is building onto it with the game's first expansion pack. $40 for a chapter and a bunch of fixes.

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS3, Vita) - Though 3 and Trapt were frankly lackluster, I've always been a fan of this action slanted Dungeon Keeper clone. And this time it looks like the main character isn't whiny. Throw in the wooden horse torture device and I'm quite pleased. I'll be picking this up for sure

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) - Personally never could get into the BlazBlue (I do like the Guilty Gear series tho) series but it's a new entry in the series and they've added quite a bit to this one, new characters, new sprites and a new mechanic.

The Witch and the Hundred Knights (PS3) - After what feels like an eternity (it's been 3 or 4 years when they announced it), the US finally gets this game. It's Nippon Ichi doing a 3D action RPG and it's been getting some really mediocre reviews. After it got trashed last year in Japan, not really looking forward to this. I'll probably still pick it up after a few price drops as I'm still a sucker for their games.


Thread is crap, I've just been buried under a mountain of stuff to do. I'm very sorry.

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