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My Favourite Game Of E3 2017 Combines Fighting And Farming

Jun 23, 2017, 3:18pm

It calls to mind the cooking of Odin Sphere...It's more reminiscent of Muramasa: The Demon Blade with those visuals and font.

I'm sold. As a fan of the Atelier series and Vanillaware games this seems right up my alley.

SEGA Forever Is Basically Old SEGA Games On Your Phone, For Free

Jun 22, 2017, 10:52am

I wonder if this is a poke at Nintendo's subscription service. "Hey, you want free games? Well, have our entire collection without paying a subscription! Want to buy a game? Would you expect to pay $10? Maybe $6? Nope, you can own it for just $3."

Kiki's Delivery Service Grows Up, Eats Instant Ramen

Jun 22, 2017, 9:16am

Of course it would be Cup Noodle... Everything's cup noodle. This reminds me that I have Flying Witch in my backlog to watch, an anime people say is like a teenaged Kiki's Delivery Service.

What's The Best Way To Have Toast?

Jun 21, 2017, 2:09pm

Agreed. Real men devour their toast raw and uncooked.

New Nintendo Switch Update Lets You Find Lost Controllers 

Jun 21, 2017, 9:58am

How does it sound on a surface that doesn't transmit sound so well though? If the kids have dropped them behind the couch or it's slipped under a cushion will you still hear anything?

JB Hi-Fi's Latest Displays Are Arm-ful To Your Health

Jun 20, 2017, 12:52pm

Not quite as much fine detail, but you have to respect the handmade cardboard Switch. A neat effort.Agreed. It could be a bit punchier. On the whole though, these signs are a knockout way to promote the game.

ScribbleTaku

Jun 20, 2017, 12:32pm

That was my thought too. Looks similar to the architecture.

Making A South Park Game Is Harder Than You'd Think

Jun 20, 2017, 12:00pm

This is why studios need to be more open about what they're doing on a day to day basis. If people were able to see what goes into making a game then they might be less inclined to say things like that.

Hearing Kylo Ren Do ASMR Is A Good Way To Scare The Crap Out Of Yourself

Jun 19, 2017, 7:39pm

I have no idea about any of this ASMR stuff but why do I feel like I just had the weirdest date ever?

The Coolest New Gaming Gear From E3 2017

Jun 19, 2017, 4:02pm

The idea is to remove head strain from traditional headphones, while providing quality above what you'd get from a pair of ear buds with an in-line mic.Except I use headphones because ear buds get really uncomfortable after a half hour or so. I'm also not a horse. I think.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Video Game Is Ridiculously Ambitious

Jun 19, 2017, 2:19pm

Wait, so they're using scientifically accurate elements and you have to construct everything yourself? Great, better start reading "Rocket Science for Dummies" and prepare for a 7 year degree before I can play. Once I do though, I'll be able to experience the thrill of cruising around the galaxy in cold sleep so I can visit planets that are mostly barren or have such extreme temperatures or unstable surfaces that I can only view them from orbit!

It's excitement in a can.

Research Paper On Steam Early Access Reveals 5 Lessons For Developers

Jun 19, 2017, 1:45pm

The point is that it is risky to base your budget solely on Early Access sales, not that you shouldn't. It worked in your case, although I wonder if those 7 people had other income sources and their circumstances. It's one thing to make a game when you're working already and another to base your entire financial security on the premise that people will continue to buy your game in enough volume to generate thousands of dollars each month. (including tax and development/business expenses)

The main point is that you can't quit your job and expect to be funded by EA sales. You need to do a risk analysis and make sure that the market is there and that you can deal with any problems like low sales periods or people being injured or quitting.

This Chess Trailer Is Ludicrous

Jun 19, 2017, 12:59pm

If you win chess against Death do you get to Melvin him?

ScribbleTaku

Jun 19, 2017, 12:23pm

Excitebike?

This Week In Games: Time For An Acid Trip, Again

Jun 19, 2017, 10:42am

Also out this week:
Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Court DLC (PC)
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni (PC)
Danganronpa Another Episode (PS4)
Ever Oasis (3DS)
RPG Maker Fes (3DS)

Undertale's Japanese Localisation Is Causing A Fan Frenzy

Jun 18, 2017, 6:39pm

Good to know that Japan has the same arguments about localisation of English content as we do of theirs.

The Great Cosplay Pool Party

Jun 18, 2017, 6:05pm

The thumbnail code must be broken yet again. No wonder my browser was crapping out.

Diablo 3's 'Challenge Rifts' Will Use Data From Previous Runs To Create Global, Static Rifts

Jun 17, 2017, 7:07pm

Makes sense, this what most modern procedurally generated games with leaderboard modes do. They take a seed and then have everyone compete using that seed.

It's Official: Atari Is Making Its Own Gaming Console

Jun 17, 2017, 6:36pm

...but an entirely new device that will sit alongside the Ouya, NVidia Shield, Apple TV, Vita TV, and Razer Forge TV.TFTFY.

Chun-Li And Dante Look Weird Now, Capcom 

Jun 17, 2017, 6:23pm

Chun Li looks like a duck that turned into a human but the interesting thing is how much Dante looks like his Devil May Cry 2 incarnation. Maybe this is some parallel universe where that game actually did well.

What A Video Game 'Exclusive' Means In 2017

Jun 16, 2017, 2:16pm

I'm guessing the word "exclusive" has lost all meaning to you at this point, which, maybe that's sort of the point?
"Exclusive" as a word is temporary in nature. It doesn't define a period of time, just a state so all of those terms can be broken down into "It's exclusive for now but a any point in the future that can change."

E3 2017: The Winners & Losers

Jun 16, 2017, 12:06pm

Came here for the blood, stayed for the entrail(ers). Haggis out of Blood Sausage.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Jun 16, 2017, 12:02pm

Mostly I'll be playing SMT: Digital Devil Saga but I'll probably spend some time in Tekken 7 trying to "git gud son" along with some running around making alliances with demons while slaughtering their friends in SMT IV.

What Beyond Good & Evil 2 Is Now, And What Its Creators Dream It Can Be

Jun 16, 2017, 10:18am

It sounds fantastic and something I've been hoping people would start looking at now that we have more powerful consoles. "Moar graphics!" is nice and all that but what I want are more in depth gaming experiences rather than pretties. I just have massive concerns that this is going to turn into another "Plant an acorn and watch it grow into an oak tree" situation.

Women Play Video Games

Jun 16, 2017, 9:25am

What's even crazier is that in a games company there are people who don't necessarily play games either.