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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2012
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    Yup. I was pretty pissed off by it at the time.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2012
     (10587.2)
    @Flabyo

    If I read it right, the idea is that if you don't do the co-op, then the other character just becomes a character that you only interact with in-and-out of the story like with the other games. One segment of the game did start looking like a standard "find cover and shoot" type thing, but luckily a large monster came in and ate Issac.

    Here's the gameplay demo, BTW:

    "Jesus...I really thought that was it." "Heheh, yeah...fuck this planet."
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    If you have a PS3, you might want to look into PSPLUS. While I've been pleased with previous month's free games (Awesomenauts, Trine 2, SoTN) this month's blew me away.
    You get:
    Infamous 2
    Little Big Planet 2
    Just Cause 2
    Saints Row 2
    Warhammer: Space Marine
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    and a bunch of others, plus deep discounts on the Sly Cooper series (I love Sly Cooper)

    The only downside is, if you let your subscription run out, the games are locked. But for a yearly price of $60, this blows MSFT's XBL Gold out of the water.
  2.  (10587.4)
    @Flabyo - That video was awesome, in a dystopian, Warren Ellis sort of way, I can see the SVK angle. I'm reminded of this article which mentions how American security firms helped set up CCTV systems that allowed (and still allow I think) security officers to control many different cameras all at once. If Watch Dogs actually manages to take advantage of the world that's being set up, I will be unbelievably happy, especially since it mirrors our own world in such an interesting way. I guess I'll need to wait and see however, untempered optimism is fun in the short term, but doesn't take me anywhere happy.
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    DistractDelude- I'll take one average-looking Tokyo Jungle over any number of amazing-looking military FPS. I'd like Tokyo Jungle (which I'm more interested in than Sorcery) to have AAA-budget graphics, sure, but honestly I'm just happy it got made.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
     (10587.7)
    New 3DS Castlevania
    Money, takes it all
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
     (10587.8)
    Mech nut that I am, this looks damn fun.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012 edited
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    oh man, that Watch Dogs game looks really cool, and that trailer with the female narrator is really neat. Highly approve.

    I am excited for Tomb Raider because I've been a fanatic since I discovered Lara Croft when I was 10, and will buy any of the games even if they are crappy (:cough: angel of darkness :cough:) T___T it's kind of sad. It looks pretty, but I agree the voice acting could use some work. I'm a bit irked that they keep rebooting her backstory and almost wish they would just do away with the need for a backstory and just give us a good ol' game a la Tomb Raider 2 or TR 3, but ah well. In any case, it seems like it could be fun. I like games like TR and Uncharted where you can have fun just jumping around and grabbing onto things, climbing up and down and whatnot. It might not always be the most challenging or clever puzzle (if it even is a puzzle) but it's just plain fun for me.
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    @Argos
    You ever play Enslaved? That has some fun climbing bits.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012 edited
     (10587.11)
    i have not! But now I'll have to check it out, thanks!

    edited to add: Huh, just checked it out. I think I may have seen Edgar play through the demo, but I can't quite recall for sure if it was that game or just one where the guy you play as looked similar. I didn't actually play that demo myself, though, so I'll go see if we still have it (or download it if it was in fact a different game than the one I'm thinking).
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    Play that demo! It's pretty good, but not a real representation of the stunning overgrown urban environments where most of the clambering happens.
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      CommentAuthorFrowardd
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
     (10587.13)
    This morning I swore off videogames for a month. sigh. the things we do for the people we love, right?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2012
     (10587.14)
    Enslaved is bloody fantastic. Especially if you like Andy Serkis. And Chinese mythology.
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    @oldhat

    Sorry for the delay... I got lost in Dublin! Thanks for the star, I laughed my arse off when I saw it.

    I'm against violence against ANYONE in a game unless there's a point to it and it's part of the story/character.


    That's a bloody good point!

    If we have to find something to be annoyed about, I would say maybe the role of females in those games because, other than those nuns and a few main characters, I haven't seen many females in jobs other than waitress, nurse or stripper.


    I dunno, Blood Money had a number of rather crafty female assassins that, if you weren't careful, one-hit killed you (The Playboy level, Mardi Gras level, Heaven/Hell Club again)
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2012
     (10587.16)
    I thought this was interesting.

    Why Diablo 3 is less addictive than Diablo 2: a “scientific” explanation
    On the surface, Diablo 3 would seem to follow the same basic structure: see monster on screen, kill monster, receive reward in the form of an item. However, for a number of reasons – many of them having to do with the introduction of an Auction House – the rewards are designed to be much more rare, and much less satisfying.
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2012
     (10587.17)
    So I go to check my email this evening and discover Humble Bundle V now includes LONE SURVIVOR, BRAID, and SUPER MEAT BOY. If you've already purchased it, the games are waiting to be downloaded. OMG...wanted Lone Survivor so very bad and now it is mine.
  7.  (10587.18)
    Enslaved is bloody fantastic. Especially if you like Andy Serkis. And Chinese mythology.


    Yeah, it has some flaws (which game doesn't ?) but what it does well, it does very well. Apart from a couple of moments that were far too frustrating when playing in hard difficulty (the "races").
    Anyway, very enjoyable game, great environments, great cutscenes and nice gameplay.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2012
     (10587.19)
    #ENSLAVED

    Enslaved has a great deal going for it. Andy Serkis did a fantastic job on Monkey, the story is great fun and the design is fantastic. My only problem is that it often felt a bit on rails. It was a similar thing to King Kong when you were controlling Kong, where you so effortlessly take over the character that you start to doubt that it's possible to do a wrong step. It was a bit TOO forgiving in its controls for the climbing. The "painterly" installment of Prince of Persia strikes a fantastic balance in that respect where you can get to the level of mastery where you flow over the stages, but make one wrong move and you're off.

    Also, vaguely related, just because this video is making me deliriously happy these days: Dot Dot Dot
  8.  (10587.20)
    E3 didn't kill me, Yay! Such a fun year, and tons of great stuff. I've got a couple overviews of the stuff that made me happy, if anyone's interested. Stuff like Tokyo Jungle, One Piece, Hell Yeah!, Rock Band Blitz, Retro City Rampage, a couple of Indiecade games in Scale and Gravity Ghost, etc. Loads of pics to upload, too. There was a place on the outside concourse selling bacon-wrapped hot dogs, too.