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  • Maddieman
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    Gaming news

    [ADM feel free to kill this if you think this it's a bad idea. ]

    I thought it might be quite good to have a 'post thread' of sorts for just discussing random games/industry news and headlines that perhaps alone didn't warrant a new thread. Maybe it's covered in the "what did you play most recently?" thread, but I don't think so.

    So to kick things off...

    Monkey Island 2: Special Edition announced!

    http://www.lucasarts.com/games/monkeyisland2/#/news

    Looks great, although sadly Guybrush doesn't look like the guy from the Lone Gunmen anymore (in the X-files). But that's moot --Monkey Island 2 is one of my all time favourite games, and it's looking pretty damn awesome.

  • TheArtist
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    I thought I'd do a little advertising here. Do any of you play Planetside 2? If so, you might have gone to YouTube for advice and run across a certain person who calls himself EnergyOne. Well, EnergyOne just so happens to be my brother. Besides posting short how-to vids, he also reviews games and does a little voice work here and there. Recently, he's been reviewing a new game called Evolve, which looks both challenging and fun. Anyway, check out his stuff and see what you think. Here's his channel: http://youtube.com/user/energyone

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  • Zhinarkos
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    So PAX South is going on and anyone playing GW2 or thinking about playing it tune in, cause 10:30 CST ArenaNet will announce what they have been working on for almost two years.

    Expansion time!

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  • Pickman
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    Yeah, not looking too good for the Wii U.

    Also, as long as Microsoft and Sony keep stretching the shift from last gen to next gen, the Wii U isn't even the cheapest console on the market.
    I'm predicting a looong stretch. So unless there's something uber cool coming for Wii U, people might still turn to last gen of Xbox and PS, instead of Wii U.

    We'll see what happens.

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  • thebestbit
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    Originally posted by Pickman View Post
    The Nintendo, EA saga continues.....

    http://www.examiner.com/article/ea-e...-than-xbox-360

    I mean come ooon...wasn't Adam Orth an example of what not to do on the internet??

    This is sad, and funny!

    They have to settle this inside the octacon! Just get it over with. This is beyond silly.
    Yep the only thing you could say is this guy is dissing a console that the company he works for have all but given up on. While Orth attacked XBox users.

    At the moment the Wii U is looking like the Dreamcast only without the awesome games.

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  • djshauny1
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    Yeah its really stupid the way some of these people act.

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  • Pickman
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    The Nintendo, EA saga continues.....

    http://www.examiner.com/article/ea-e...-than-xbox-360

    I mean come ooon...wasn't Adam Orth an example of what not to do on the internet??

    This is sad, and funny!

    They have to settle this inside the octacon! Just get it over with. This is beyond silly.

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  • TannosukeGR
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    The real reason, I think, is that Nintendo DOWNCLOCKED Wii U CPU and GPU, thus the engine couldn't run properly in Wii U. :/

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  • thebestbit
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    EA don't want because they are in a sissy fit because Nintendo didn't want to use Origin for the U's online service.

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  • Pickman
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    http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/14/frostbite-go/

    By: Ben Gilbert

    It appears that while EA's making claims that its Frostbite 3 game engine (which powers next-gen's Battlefield 4) can't run on Nintendo's Wii U, the game publisher is also working on bringing "true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms." The Frostbite website details the initiative as "Frostbite Go," and calls it "one of our most exciting current projects."

    Without directly saying "Frostbite 3," the blurb details Frostbite Go as aimed at "empowering EA game developers" -- in so many words, it sounds like Frostbite Go isn't meant for indies as much as it's meant for EA studios used to working with Frostbite. Battlefield 4 will be the first game from EA to launch using the latest iteration of Frostbite, which isn't a huge surprise considering that BF4's developed by the same folks who develop the engine (EA DICE). It's expected to arrive this fall on both current and next-gen platforms.

    Gee, this souds something like, you can make Wii U games with Frostbite engine. If you tweak it a little to make it work. We don't want to.

    I....don't understand??? Does it really take so much resources to modify the engine. Is it too risky to make games for Nintendo Wii U. Maybe it is now in it's current status, but still....can you twist it in the wound some more please. Use the rusty one this time. I like it rusty.

    Or if you wanna go really deep, does the engine actually work on the Wii U and they are just bullshitting for whatever reason.

    Nintendo will survive no matter what, because it's game library is so different than it's competition. One of the reasons I bought mine. I guess it will continue the path of the second console, and it's just fine by me, but this looks from the outside like a schoolyard fight.

    "Gimme your lolly!"
    "No!"
    "GIMMEEE!!!"
    "NOOOO!!!!"
    "You can't ever come to my Birthday party ever again!!"
    "Wh..wh.. why!!"
    "You're not my friend!!!"
    "You tried to steal my LOOOLLLYYYY!!!!
    "WAaaaaah!"
    "Waaaaah!"

    Can somebody tell me what's really going on??

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  • thebestbit
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    Originally posted by TannosukeGR View Post
    A truely horrible company that hates gamers DOESN'T fix the problems their own consoles were created like this(see RROD). The truely horrible company only lets the problem to go on and force the gamer to buy a new console(meaning more money for them). A truely horrible company HATES fixing the problems she CREATED(See Windows, XBOX Live, etc).

    They MIGHT be the best in the XBOX LIve(software), but they're HORRIBLE in creating the consoles based on the technical build(hardware).

    That's why I'm NOT trusting them.
    RROD was all but gone around 3-4 years ago. They refunded EVERYONE who paid to have their console repaired costing them boat loads of money.
    They never forced anyone to buy a new console, Even when charging for repairs they were still cheaper than Sony who charge nearly £140 to fix the PS3 as i found out when mine got the YLOD.

    Disrespecting a customer would be to either flat out deny the problem [like Sony did with the PS2] or refuse to do anything about it.

    Yes the 360 had its problems early on but did MS go cheap with it or the original XBox? Hell no that thing was a beast, so much so that MS never made any money off consoles sold and the RROD only came from MS rushing production to be the first one out.

    You seem to have it in for MS and like to print misinformation on them.

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  • Zhinarkos
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    The Humble Double Fine Bundle came out a while ago. They made a promo video of it too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqHM50bZRGY

    Damn, Schafer scares me out so bad on that video.

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  • TannosukeGR
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    Indeed. If someone is a genius and know how to create them, he would be allowed to fix them all.

    Speaking of cars...

    Lately, my co-patiots(Greeks) created not only the architecture of the models, but also the way to make the water like the oil for the car to run. For the water, it's under the presentation stage before being publiced.

    Same goes for electricity. You could charge your car for a day or less and it would run for 1000klm away.

    Let's discuss it somewhere else, because it's way off-topic.

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  • Pickman
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    I still wouldn't say Microsoft is disrespecting the customer.
    Let's make a car analogy. The Xbox is like an Opel. Most people know, that Opel isn't made with as good parts as a Mercedes is. But they don't make Opel's to break, on purpose so you can buy a new one, after the old brakes. They want to make a cheaper car, than Mercedes. For people that don't maybe need a Mercedes, but has basically the same toys as a Mercedes.

    I guess it's just about whether you want an Mercedes, or an Opel.
    You know what you are getting when you buy an Opel. Opel isn't a evil company whose goal is to suck you dry out of money....or is it.[ominous laughter]

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  • TannosukeGR
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    Originally posted by Pickman View Post
    They did eventually fix the RROD, but I can see your point.

    Microsofts philosophy on hardware seems to be to create best possible hardware as cheap as possible, that way they can sell the consoles cheaper than the competition. Sony mainly, Nintendo goes it's own personal route.
    Or maybe they just sell the Xbox steeply under profit, it's hard to say without any knowledge of the inner workings of Microsoft. I can only speculate.

    They did F up with the first generation of Xbox 360's. I have had fairly good luck with mine. I have had four 360's and bought two. So I had used up the warranty on my first 360. After the third died, they had already released the Pro model, which is still working without any problems. That would be my fourth 360.

    It will be interesting to follow what they have done with the new console.
    Now you know what was my point on this. If you think it very carefully, you could guess their plans. I'm not that stupid to spend more money to a new yet-another-problematic console.

    After I learned what kind of company Microsoft was, I stopped supporting them. I'm a man of respectful virtues, which include respect, collaboration under certain rules to satisfy both sides, etc.

    I don't like companies that disrespect the customers. I like the companies that fix every problem right away, so that no problem will be visible in the future, and help and guide the customers in the right path of solutions.

    CD Projekt, Steam, Remedy Entertainment and a selected few are those companies I respect and follow, because they respected and were open-minded companies towards the customers and gamers. Every company should follow their example, and especially CD Projekt's example.

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