Podquisition Episode 129: Link Does A Gaper

We talk about the “cheeky” DLC coming to Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe‘s majesty, Little Nightmares, and probably other games too!

Elsewhere, Laura’s gonna do a wee, and Gavin’s joined the ranks of the beggarati.

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Aidan Long
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Aidan Long

In terms of the previous Darksider’s protagonists, I agree that War was mostly just gruff, but I think Death’s stoicism was what made him interesting. It reminds me of Jotaro Kujo in the way that Death doesn’t show much emotion, but when he does you pay attention and it reveals something about his character. That being said, I’m glad that they’re going the opposite direction with Fury because it makes for more variety.

RipTide
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RipTide
I really, really hope Nintendo doesn’t discontinue their handhelds in favor of just the Switch. That is nothing against the switch itself, I plan to maybe get one eventually, but why I want normal handhelds to continue is I want handheld games to continue. Handheld games are often smaller experiences with a lot of good break points and that is what I want in a mobile game, something I can easily drop at a moments notice. A game like Breath of the Wild is defiantly not that. With huge games like that I always need to feel like I accomplished… Read more »
BAH!
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BAH!

There’s also portability to consider. The Switch isn’t huge, but it’s definitely far too big for a pocket. And frankly, its design would make me exceptionally uncomfortable with the idea of walking around with it even if it weren’t.

George
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George

My guess would be that in 2ish years a “3dswitch” of some kind will be made. A switch that is scaled down in some way.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis
I’d honestly expect something more along the lines of a “DS advanced” like the old gameboy was upgraded through the Color and Gameboy Advanced interations, at least if their internal marketing and development teams are, as they look like they are from how they’ve handled the Switch, divided sharply into “handheld” and “console” division – basically some slightly enlarged DS with higher specs all round. Likely won’t see a move entirely away from the DS until they come up with a gimmick comparable to either the duel screen or “switch” mechanisms – gotta satisfy that “toy maker” logic that I… Read more »
MJC
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MJC

If Nintendo keeps their handhelds alive, they’re more stupid than any of us thought possible. The big problem with both the 3DS and Wii U was massive game droughts. Having one platform eliminates that. If they keep the 3DS going and then release another platform to replace it that competes with the Switch, that’ll be it. I’ll give up completely on Nintendo. How the fuck do you release a portable console and then release another portable to compete with it?!

Martina Veselá
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Martina Veselá

I really hope Nintendo stops making big consoles because they’ve lost their touch a long time ago and they have nothing on Sony. Nintendo handhelds, on the other hand, are absolutely fantastic and no other company can compete with Nintendo on that front. They have more experience in that field than any other company out there and it shows. They should just focus on handheld gaming.

OrangeyChocolate
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OrangeyChocolate

I’d have to agree. At this point making big consoles seems like a waste of time and money for Nintendo. Their insistence on using underpowered/outdated technology is a major mark against them, but their apparent refusal to actually release games for the bloody things on a somewhat regular basis is one of the biggest reasons I’ve not gone within 100 feet of a Switch. I was burned by the Wii U, but thankfully my Nintendo fanboy days are behind me and I can focus more on their handheld offerings, which have been excellent throughout the past five years.

Rafael R Piñero
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Listening to the podcast while uploading a video to the Tubes. It is taking forever. Gotta tweak those encoding settings again.

Fistic Glory
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Fistic Glory
Good show. A little sad to see you’ve all had some issues with Little Nightmares. I just finished it yesterday and thought it was quite superb. Fantastic art-style, great atmosphere and quite intense at points. I agree that there’s some odd moments of camera perspective that make walking in a straight line harder than it perhaps should be, although when you’re a tiny person up on a high ledge, it does add an almost believable element of doubt – similar to how people standing on the edge of a cliff seem frightened they’ll spontaneously lose their footing and clumsily fall… Read more »
Chris
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Chris

Hey Gav, (if you read this) is there any particular reason you hate the name joycon? I wanted to ask on twitter but its REALLY hard not to accidentally sound passive aggressive on that platform for some reason.

FlamingoJet
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FlamingoJet

Because it’s stupid and stupid sounding.

MJC
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MJC

Because it’s a stupid name.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

I fully expect the Switch to sell at least a sizeable fraction of what the Wii sold because of something I theorized previously where many consumers who mistakenly thought that the Wii U was some vague variation of the Wii rather than a next-gen successor would now be perceiving the Switch as literally the first Nintendo console since the Wii. It would be surprising if it actually sells very close to the Wii, though, or even beyond that.

padaco
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padaco

“SwiMotes”. haha that’s a way better name than Joy Cons and Jim came up with it in like a second.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

I call them Detat-Switch-ables.

MJC
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MJC

That’s worse than Joycon. Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done.

Doublep
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Doublep

What sort of SJW podcast is this, saying “fuck everybody” without specifying that clear consent should be expressed? Most of Neogaf is probably confused by this 🙂

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans
I need a new jacket. I do quite like the one I have, but I got given quite a nice hat and the jacket doesn’t match it at all. Anyway, the “game stories without agency” example I always bring up is Eternal Sonata. You can argue about whether or not it’s a good story, but it is a story with three different levels of fictionality told through four or five different medial forms. Imagine trying to do that in anything other than a video game. I mean, it’s not like the “frame tale” device is unique to games (did you… Read more »
Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

I’ve yet to play my copy – you just made ES sound even cooler, though!

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

The real problem is that game stories are often there to in-clue the player into failure and success states of the game as well as control mechanics.

The weirdest aspect of games is that they are like if novels or movies had a seperate and unique grammar for each movie or novel that the player then has to be taught or learn and then the last dozen or so pages/minutes of the movie are made of shit and disapoint.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

That article sounds like it was written by Roger Ebert.

I don’t see Dark Souls ever coming to the Switch.

None of the Switch exclusives look interesting to me.

I don’t see the Switch continuing to sell well throughout the entire year.

Sony were idiots for quitting on making first-party titles for the Vita.

I liked Mad World’s end-credits.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

“I don’t see the Switch continuing to sell well throughout the entire year.

Based on what? Other than your dislike for Nintendo I mean. It’s their best selling console and they are still struggling to keep up with demand well before the Christmas season and the big push then. All indications is that this isn’t another Wii-U. You may not want it to sell well, but that’s not the same as there being any reason to predict it won’t.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

It will stop selling when everyone that wants one has one. I predict it will stop selling reliably in 2018, then be useless trash garbage in 2023.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

I predict it will stop selling reliably sometime in the summer, then maybe pick back up in the holidays for Mario, then fall off again.

DeadlyYellow
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DeadlyYellow

Be a fair bet to just map sales to first-party releases. It’s not like much else typically carries a Nintendo console anymore.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

That will still give it more staying power than the Xbone at this point though. If they can be more like the ds/3ds and release first party titles and exclusive stuff like Monster Hunter frequently enough I can see it living on for a couple years. I think it’s going to live on more as a handheld than a home console, but that’s what I want from it when I finally manage to get one.

RedWolf
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RedWolf
The alarm bells started ringing for me as soon as I saw the Switch’s launch lineup. By the time it was out I had lost all interest in owning one. I still feel confident in being a 3DS owner, because that system’s overall library is rock solid with new releases rolling out regularly, but launching with such an anemic selection of games and the reported hardware faults may have hobbled the Switch beyond redemption. Sure the 3DS had a subpar launch, but Nintendo have actually supported that system pretty consistently throughout its lifespan. The next few months better be outstanding… Read more »
darksteel6
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darksteel6

To me the fact that a game that’s not even a real console exclusive is the system’s best seller is actually kind of sad, and the fact that more games then consoles have been sold isn’t exactly a good thing, considering that means that there are many people that have the game but no console to play it on because of continuing supply issues.

Martina Veselá
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Martina Veselá

That’s precisely how I feel about the Switch. The only launch game I was interested in was Breath of the Wild, but I can play that on my Wii U. When it comes to handheld gaming, my new 3DS blows the Switch out of the water because it has better battery life and way more games. Either way I have no reason to buy the Switch.

darksteel6
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darksteel6
I don’t dislike Nintendo, far from it. I quite enjoyed the Gamecube, and there definitely games on the Wii and Wii U that I liked. I’m just not quite ready to declare the Switch the next Wii just yet. I remember when the Dreamcast sold really well for it’s first few months, but afterwards its popularity sank like a stone. You kind of sound like those people on the Escapist forums who assume Yahtzee is a Nintendo hater just because he criticizes them from time to time. Also correction, the Switch is Nintendo’s FASTEST-selling consoles, but it’s too soon to… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

In other words, your prediction is based entirely on a dislike of Nintendo’s last couple of consoles, not based on any evidence so far. That was my point.

And I’d imagine it won’t beat the Wii’s lifetime sales for a couple of years, because those sales obviously took years for the Wii to make. Hence why lifetime sales over an entire generation isn’t a fair standard to hold a new console too. That would be like saying none of the current consoles are a success because they haven’t sold as many units yet as the PS2 did over it’s entire lifetime.

darksteel6
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darksteel6
Except your point is wrong as I don’t dislike the Wii or Wii U, I just disliked some of Nintendo’s idiotic business moves regarding both consoles(I.E. allowing so much shovelware on the Wii and overdoing it on the motion-control gimmicks with both consoles, not to mention the terrible marketing strategy for the Wii U, I was shocked at how many people didn’t even know it was a new console) Did you miss the part where I mentioned the Dreamcast? It was the fastest selling console of all time when it first came out, but after a few months its sales… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Random point. So how long has Amazon video been the Steam Greenlight of streaming services? I noticed the other day how much shite is on there while waiting for American Gods.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Netflix is guilty of that as well. A surprising amount of trash films make their way onto streaming services.

DeadlyYellow
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DeadlyYellow

“The best of television, the worst of movies.”

YoDude
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YoDude

Iunno man. There’s some wicked good “get baked and spend the evening giggling” crap on Netflix.

Although I’ll be the first to say American Netflix probably has more shit on offer. Canadian Netflix kinda sucks

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

That was fast.

George
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George

It’s wonderful!

Graeme Vaughey
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Graeme Vaughey

Aw, I was hoping to hear your views on Little Nightmares, but none have finished it yet. It is really really short, so it must just be a busy month for all of you.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

You can’t say a Dark Souls game is artificially hard to extend the run time! That’s literally a crime against humanity! Its punishable by death! I should know, the kill-teams are still after me for saying that years ago!
Dark souls can do no wrong, ever. Its exactly as hard as it needs to be and you just need to git gud.
All Dark Souls games are stunning and brave and we should all get on our knees in thanks for the hours spent in repetitive action.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

That is dangerously close to a Zelda rant.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Nah, I’m just fucking with Jim. When he was on the Escapist he got pissy at me when I said Dark Souls was the post-child for padded game-length.
So to hear him saying this Dark Souls DLC feels padded to run out its time makes me giggle.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Oh did he respond to you in the Escapist forums?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Not the forums, but the comments of one of his videos.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Ah OK.

Jim Sterling
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To be fair, it being potentially true of one DLC in 2017 doesn’t make it retroactively true of another game years ago, friend. 🙂

Chris
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Chris

Jim, you would be offended by my screen right now. DIRECTLY beneath this comment is a fucking disqus ad. Bloody hell they’re obnoxious…. On that note, maybe I SHOULD read what 7 tasty foods to avoid before bed

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

You won’t believe #3!

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

Current year argument! Pounded it! ;op

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Fair enough. Just giving you shit 😉

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

“That’s what you gotta do!? 5/10.”

GhostUrsa
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GhostUrsa

I’ve got Dark Souls 1 digitally on the Xbone right now. Allows me to play the game at home and at work. Jim, if you are having a hard time getting it, there maybe something wrong with your xbox/account.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

XB1 backwards compatibility requires use of the X360 online store to buy a game before you can download it on XB1 afterward.

This is a major design oversight that can only come from rushing a feature to buy goodwill.

BAH!
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BAH!

I’m fairly certain that’s not true? I can access 360 games and DLC to buy from my Xbone. I’ve done it multiple times. And while the method is slightly more involved (the storefront seems to access the 360 marketplace for you), it’s still not difficult or even complicated.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

When we were trying to get Lost odyssey and Blue Dragon, it kept telling us we didn’t have permission to access the content on the Xbox One. We had to switch to the 360 (thankfully still employed as a Netflix machine) and buy the games there.

BAH!
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BAH!

Very strange. That sounds like an account issue rather than something to do with the service itself. Or maybe there was a temporary issue? I’ve seen plenty of those.

Point being, whatever problem Jim is having, I can’t relate. I’ve not seen anything like you or he described despite semi-regular use of the marketplace.

Not saying it’s not a problem, merely that it’s likely not a consistent one.

BAH!
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BAH!

Just double-checked, and while I can’t buy Dark Souls (because I already “own” it), I can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

However!

I also can’t buy the Dark Souls DLC. It says I have to go through either the 360 or Xbox dot com. Very strange, as I am confident I bought both The Force Unleashed 1&2 and their respective DLC packs through the Xbone.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Maybe it is a game-specific thing?

BAH!
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BAH!

That would be most likely. I just can’t imagine why.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

To quote the late great Ugly Americans:

“Magic!”

BAH!
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BAH!

Sorry that I keep coming back like this, but it looks like some items are affected, while others are not. I can, for example, buy DLC for both Deus Ex and Hitman: Absolution. I can’t imagine why there’s such a discrepancy. It’s not like those things aren’t also compatible as, for example, the DLC for Borderlands 1 & 2 were for a while.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Microsoft: The gift that keeps you guessing!

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Actually no that’s not true, you can just insert a physical copy of a 360 game that’s BC into the XB1 and it will start downloading the game automatically.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Except the complaint is how to buy a 360 game you don’t already own, if you already owned the disc it doesn’t matter.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Part of me hopes this turns into a 20 post argument. I have no idea why.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Sorry to dissapoint you, that’s not going to happen.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I disagree, I hope this turns into a /30/ post argument!

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Sorry to disappoint you

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I see your 30 and raise you a cheeseburger.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Oh, and Diamond/dark/Mike? I still can’t see what you say. With Disqus leaving this site and my general attitude being angry at everything recently, I still haven’t deemed it a good idea to unblock you. My rage cup already overflows.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

You’ll see me soon enough once there’s a new comment section.

Also my name is not Mark.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Yes because whatever replaces discus will clearly not have block function.

YoDude
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YoDude

Why the tits does everyone hate this guy? He just seems like a dude, dude.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

They don’t really believe in civil discourse unless you agree with them. They also waste money on trying to get the attention of people they like on YouTube so they can geta name drop in their videos or social media, and use said people as shields against criticism instead of defending themselves with their own opinions. When people get tired of their crap in enough force, they start using alternate accounts (hence my multi-name reference).

YoDude
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YoDude

Aah. One of those. I do recall him getting very annoyed at me back when he was Diamond.

Tbh I casually read and post here when I’m bored and need to twiddle my thumbs so I see all your discourse but never actually understand why it happens. Thanks for the info.

galactix100
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galactix100

If it’s backwards compatible then you can just search for it on the xbone store like an other digital game.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

As BAH and I discussed, finding them is different from buying them. You are correct in that they all appear on the new store though.
Apparently some games and DLC are locked to the 360 store despite appearing in the X1 store for sale. That’s what i was referring to.

galactix100
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galactix100

Ah right. Yeah I’ve had that happen before. I tried getting one of the portal games and it told me to do one.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

I REALISED SOMETHING IMPORTANT!

You know how you said there were only two other movies, besides Ratchet & Clack that had games based on the movies based on the games? And they were Street Fighter and Dragonball Evolution?

There’s another: Space Jam, which had a space jam game, and the movie was based on the previously made game: Basketball.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

‘First-party xbone games’ bring forth emotions similar to the phrase ‘republican charity workers’ for some weird reason.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Not seeing it.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Because there are very, very few of either. But that’s not fair, I’m sure there are some Republican charity workers, that number has to be more than the zero it is for first party exclusives for a dead console like the Xbone.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

There’s Sea of Thieves. Everyone’s looking forward to that right? Right?

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Plenty of Rare fans certainly are

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Most likely considering how long they’ve had to wait for them to be allowed to do something which isn’t bollocks for the Kinect.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

True.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Oh yeah, totally! It doesn’t look at all like a dozen early access pirate games that Steam has been trying to sell me.

Rare is really the saddest story of companies Microsoft has gobbled up and shackled to the Xbone and the Kinect. I’d love to see them make actual games again.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

The people in charge of making the good games left the company. We all know how THAT turned out.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

They became artless, soulless hacks like Bioware did?

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Bioware are not “soulless hacks” at all, they are still very talented devs IMO. If you’re talking about Andromeda, keep in mind that game was made by Bioware Montreal, who have never actually made a full game before, so even taking into account your dislike of ME3, saying they “turned into hacks” is not exactly accurate when Andromeda was done by a whole new team.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I’m not judging them by Andromeda, since I am not going to buy games by them at this point.

That said, the fact that new games in their franchises are being made by entirely different teams with no shared artistic vision between them (and thus you can’t judge them by any given title) is kind of the definition of being corporate hacks.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Not really no it isn’t.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Well argued, as always!

You are just as bad as the Nintendo fanboys about being unable to admit that a company you like could possibly ever do anything wrong.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Not really no.

You haven’t argued very well yourself, you’re just saying “Bioware are hacks cause I didn’t like ME3” which is some weird logic you have to admit.

YoDude
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YoDude

Andromeda was good man.

I don’t get the hate. It was better than Inquisition. That’s for sure.

I might even replay Andromeda. I tanked my replay of Inquisition because in the year since playing I realized “Holy fuck this writing is terrible.”

And not in a cliché way. It’s just blah.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

I never really cared for Dragon Age in general due to not really being into Fantasy.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I mean, Yooka-Layleee man. Yooka-Laylee.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I thought I heard that was pretty good. I don’t remember any critics not liking it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
I guess I’m the minority opinion again, so the only thing to do is call you names and refuse to see your point of view. In all seriousness: that game has a slow opening, a great few hours right after you start getting more powers, and then it suddenly tanks HARD. I was doing a puzzle where you have to push a balloon through a windy bramble patch and you only have 45 seconds. There is no context action for pushing objects and the brambles immediately reset the challenge by popping the balloon. I sunk an hour, a whole damn… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown
Joking aside I don’t have any stake on the Yooka-Laylee thing. That era of platformers wasn’t really that big a thing for me, I played Mario 64 but never played Banjo-Kazooie or any of those types on the N64. So without that nostalgia I never really had any desire to play a new one. That’s not a dig at the game or the people who are nostalgic for it, it’s just one of those things that comes down to what you played at the time. I’m super nostalgic for old Infinity engine, isometric view RPGs from the Black Isle/Bioware era,… Read more »
darksteel6
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darksteel6

I tried to get into Banjo Kazooie a few times but it never really grabbed me, I played through Mario 64 on the DS, though I have to say i’m burned out on Mario, so i’m not excited about Odyssey.

When it comes to platformers i’m mostly into Sonic, Spyro, Crash, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger(now there’s an underappreciated franchise if I ever saw one) and Ratchet and Clank.

Yooka-Laylee does not look fun to me in any way.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
I’m more annoyed that they draped the gameplay over a bad skeleton. and not the gameplay itself If someone came screaming “They’re making a spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate!” and you played it and that was only true for the first few hours it would kind-of make you mad too. Like suddenly you need to use Charisma to roll a successful knife swing because it is in a bar and that’s a thing now apparently, and also the next dungeon requires you to navigate a long and poorly explained romance with the local Earl before you can enter (but not… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown
Yeah, I can get that. That’s basically how every Sonic game post Sonic 3 & Knuckles has felt if you were like me and made the poor decision and asked your parents for a Genesis instead of an SNES as a kid like I did and thus are still nostalgic for those games feels. It’s weird that ‘it needs to be confusing and poorly explained’ is one of the things that everyone takes away from that era of 3d platformers and thinks we need to cling to. That would be like if I declared no game could be a successor… Read more »
darksteel6
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darksteel6
Are Early Access pirate games a big trend on Steam? If they are, it’s not one i’m aware of, and I don’t imagine a lot of Rare fans are either. Also Rare actually wanted Microsoft to buy them out because they had such a terrible experience with Nintendo on Star Fox Adventures, which was originally supposed to be Dinosaur Planet, Nintendo forced them to make it a Star Fox game about half-way through development and boy does it show. Rare were so miserable over Nintendo’s shoddy treatment of them that they willingly put themselves up for sale just to get… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Well there’s Blackwake, The Pirates: Caribbean Hunt, Sea Dogs, Naval Action, Tempest, Blood & Gold…

It’s not as bad as the horror games on Steam yet, but I think probably because I own Sid Meier’s Pirates! and AssCreed IV I get a bunch of them in my recommendations on there constantly. That’s why I hate the logic that Steam doesn’t need to bother with curation or quality control and recommendation algorithms will solve the problem. They’re going to turn into Xbox Live Indie Games at the rate they are going.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

At least there was never a case of Xbox Live Indie Games not even starting up like we’ve seen with several Steam games.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

They may of at the time but also it may be a decision they regret making later considering they got relegated to being that company that makes Kinect games.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

I doubt it, they’ve given no indication that they hated working with Microsoft, they actually took offense when fansite Mondo-Rare criticized them over their Kinnect titles and refused to be interviewed by them as a result(they were planning on doing a Rare documentary film).

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I have zero interest in it. I don’t own an Xbox One and I loved the ‘completly unscripted’ E3 video.

darksteel6
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darksteel6
It’s far from dead, it’s not the Wii U, it’s sold pretty damn well and it does have some pretty good first party exclusives with Halo Wars 2, Halo 5, Dead Rising 3 and 4, D4, Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Ori and the Blind Forest, Raiden V, Reversi Quest, Re-Core, Gears 4, etc People say the XB1 is “Dead” are talking out of their arse LOL Like Angry Joe said, console wars are for 12-year olds, I have all of them, seems like people are only shit-talking the XB1 cause it’s… Read more »
Alayen Eisenfell
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Congrats on the successful Patreon launch Gavin! I’ll be sure to chip in once I can 🙂

Marcusss
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Marcusss

You know what feature would be AWESOME for hard mode of BotW? Option to completely remove the position marker on the map. I would love that.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
The Zelda DLC boils down to: “Two cool new features, but otherwise more of the same pointless shit as before with the added benefit of being harder now. If you want, it’s all optional which is totally not an excuse and we are for realz being sincere about it.” The cool features are the exploration tracker and Korok Mask, as they both directly alleviate some of the frustration inherent in the game’s design, and don’t require save file/profile fuckery. The rest is just more of the same, enemies have their regional ranks upgraded so they are even harder to kill… Read more »
MJC
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MJC

It gets worse when you realize that one of the cool features, the exploration tracker, is on-disc DLC. If you buy this DLC, it will retroactively show you where you’ve been before you bought it. Meaning this functionality is already in the game, and it’s already working. Meaning Nintendo wants to sell you something already on the disc (or nasty tasting card, or digital download).

Meaning FUUUUUUCK Nintendo.

Marcusss
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Marcusss

People were hating on the ME3 ending but I was already hatin’ on both ME2 and ME3 ending… songs. I was always hoping they would come up with something that would top Faunts, but it never happened.

Maybe Not a Robot
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Maybe Not a Robot

ME1 credits were the best.

Marcusss
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Marcusss

“I’ve wondered about you…”

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Was the foreshadowing for ME2 in the lyrics intentional?

Wolf
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Wolf

Id like to say that gav sounds like hes dying but i think he literally said about 4 things the whole episode. Get a chicken burger and some ibuprofen down ya boy!
And then probably some sleep

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

Can you be my doctor?

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

Fury’s design makes me think of Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

It makes me imagine either a trashy fantasy novel cover or something painted on the side of a van.

That’s not a bad thing if the rest of the game has that same kind of style mind you, she does certainly look more interesting as a character than War or Death who looked boring and like something a twelve year old edgelord drew in his binder while not paying attention in class respectively.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Joe Madurai was the artist behind Death and War, if what I read a decade ago was both true and remembered properly. I thought he did a good job making them look like their archetypes, the slow strong one and the sly nimble one. If he is responsible for this one (as I’m kind-of sure he is since the art looks exactly like Darksiders 2 in actual HD not upscaled), then Fury’s design makes her seem like the seductive calculating one. Actually fitting since she is a combat mage. I’m more interested in Scorn. I was certain they would be… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

They aren’t /bad/ designs, I just never really thought they were all that memorable. Death was better than War to be fair.

I still think it’s ridiculous that ‘Scorn’ and ‘Fury’ are two of the horsemen of the apocalypse. If you’re going to do a mage type it feels like famine or pestilence would still work for that.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Maybe the names were too long?

YoDude
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YoDude

Death was better cause he looked like BUFF Raziel lol

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

May the 4th be with you.

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