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August 17, 2014

I expected nothing, I got even less than that (Gaming thread)

Last week was Gamescom and there were some actually decent announcements, if you only read half of the announcment.
Konami is rebooting Silent Hill
Cool
It's being headed up by Kojima
Nope, not interested

And it kept on and on like that as the theme of the show.


This, this is awesome


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SIERRA RELAUNCH

So Activision gave the scoop on what the relaunch of the Sierra brand is gonna entail. It's just indie studios dusting off the old IPs. And they announced the first two titles:

You have a new King's Quest. It's by The Odd Gentlemen who did the dreadful PB Winterbottom and Wayward Manor. And it's not going to be a point & click adventure.

Activision announced a new Geometry Wars but Stephen Cakebread (creator of the series) has nothing to do with it. Now, it is being made by some ex-Bizarre staff but no Cakebread, no interest.

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OTHER STUFF

• Well, they finally released a decent trailer for The Order. Game still looks great (even with the apparent lack of soft body physics) but the gameplay still looks extremely boring.

• And we finally got to see some Quantum Break gameplay. Was expecting a bit more but it does blend Max Payne 1 & 2 and Alan Wake together. And with the easter eggs, I hope the thought that all three series taking place in the same universe is true even after Dan Houser and Rockstar ruined the Max Payne series with the third game.

Quantum Break Gameplay Demo gamescom 2014 from Remedy Games on Vimeo.


dem flootboards

So much sperg over a sequel to a reboot that barely broke even. Sorry folks but Square Enix haven't been good financially in almost 15 years. They never recovered from the Final Fantasy flick and recently the games have struggled or been black holes like FFXIV.

• The Inuit game, Never Alone continues to impress. Also continues to be a game that can't afford to fail. Please let it be good.

• Well, expected a "remaster" of Gran Turismo 6 because it bombed hard, end up getting one of sales stinker Tearaway. Would have rather has GT6 as no matter how much you wanted to like it, it was really bad as suffered the same problems that Little Big Planet has with platforming.

Activison and Bungie announced that the first expansion pack for the upcoming Destiny will be out in December. It's called The Dark Below.

• Not exactly the gameplay I was expecting with the reveal but Ori and the Blind Forest looks really good

• And speaking of expansion packs, upcoming World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor is coming out on November 13th. They gave us a new CG trailer as well.

Not everything was announced at GamesCon as Paizo and Obsidian announced a partnership to create multiple games based on Pathfinder. First game is translating the Pathfinder card game to the digital realm.

• This trailer makes Until Dawn look interesting

• This gameplay trailer of Until Dawn makes you not care about it.

There isn't a damn thing that sounds good in this proposal of a Resident Evil tv show. Thankfully, doubtful it gets made.

• Considering Michael Ancel's track record in non-Rayman games, I'm a bit skeptical but this is a nice trailer

Dumb Ubisoft analyst is dumb.

• Nice to see Frontier do something that isn't animal related again (outside of Elite). Looks like it could be fun and the destruction looks like they borrowed it from the under-rated Wreckateer.

Disapointing news, Below isn't coming out till next year :(

• Not a fan of the stuff that Q Games makes but this is a pretty cool trailer

Sony to shit up retail chains with Playstation TV in October (US) and November (Europe).

Plenty of more news that has come out of Gamescom but I'm cutting bait here.

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STUFF I'VE BEEN PLAYING

I've had some free time this week and I've been playing the hell out of Star Realms. Came out a few weeks ago on Android (which I don't own) but the PC release and the iOS release has finally come out. If you've played an Ascension style deckbuilder, you'll pick the game up after a few matches. It's a pretty simple deck builder but it's quite a bit of fun and it's very much worth the $5. And if you buy it once, you own the game on all platforms. There is a "demo" which contains playing the AI (who is pretty cheap). Either way, check it out and you will dig it.

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NEW RELEASES

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition (360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4) - It's Diablo 3 with it's expansion on the current gen systems. Is there much else to say about it?

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS3, PS4) - Playstation owners finally get to play this game and hopefully it isn't slept on. Titanfall sucked the air out of the room but this was the better game that Microsoft signed as a time exclusive. Game is great.

Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) - Didn't even know we were getting the sequel so soon but here it is. If you like JRPGs, the pickings are even slimmer than the last 8 years. But thankfully the first Xillia game was pretty good entry in the Tales series and this is supposed to be even better. So, if you still own a PS3, this should be in your watchlist.

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