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My final post about the Switch before it comes out

January 16th, 2017 No comments

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Alright, so I want to make this my final post about the Switch, at least until it comes out. I don’t tend to give this much attention on here to new hardware, but the Switch is… different.

After the presentation on January 12, I was left… confused. It was really a weird presentation overall, it was disappointing but also had some really exciting aspects. I didn’t know what to feel about it, so I decided, after posting my “live” reaction, that I’d sleep on it for a few days and figure out what I actually think about the Switch.

So… let’s gather my thoughts, and let’s rant about this.

I will try to get the most stuff I can think of out of the way so I can not post about the Switch again until release. So this might be a bit long. But this isn’t a pointless post. I try to not repeat too much of the stuff I’ve said before, though I might.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 – My Reaction (and other stuff)

January 13th, 2017 No comments

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So we had ourselves a Switch presentation huh? Actually I don’t know what it was like because I’m writing this part before the actual presentation. I’m making this a sort of “reaction” post with some editing, we’ll see how that turns out.

Let’s go!

(spoilers from future Jobocan: it was… something… Yeah I won’t be super positive about it, even if I’m still super excited about it… also I had a big pre-show rant written before the presentation, but fuck it, that’s not important so I removed it.)

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Games coming out in January 2017

December 29th, 2016 No comments

And after all this stuff, it’s also time to start again with the monthly releases post. Of course the most important thing happening in January will be the Switch event from Nintendo. They better not mess that up. Another thing, the PS4 actually has a couple exclusives coming up in the next few months. That’s pretty surprising considering its track record so far (outside of a handful of VR games I guess), I hope it keeps up.

So we’re getting a couple things this upcoming month. Maybe a few things that could be pretty interesting. 1 3DS release, 5 PS4 releases, 6 multiplats, a PC DLC (not something I usually highlight) and a Vita filler.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release). Indies in particular are kinda random, or bad at making their games known (I get that it’s hard, but if I don’t see anything about your game before it comes out, I can’t very much highlight it). So if there’s no indie games here, it’s pretty normal.
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Nintendo Switch reveal impressions and what Nintendo needs to do

October 21st, 2016 No comments

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Alright, so Nintendo finally unveiled the codename NX, with the final name of Nintendo Switch.

While I wasn’t as critical of the Wii U as most people were, Nintendo made some extremely massive mistakes with it, may it be when they revealed it, when they launched it, and throughout its lifetime. The Nintendo Switch, I feel, needs to do a few things to be a success. I mean, it should be, but people have this tendency to hate Nintendo for literally no reason at all.

So here’s my reactions to the reveal trailer, and my thoughts on what Nintendo should do with the Switch from here on out. Basically my initial reaction, some impressions and a bunch of random thoughts.

*MINOR UPDATES DONE ON OCTOBER 22nd*

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Games coming out in October 2016

September 29th, 2016 No comments

September has been crazy, with DQ7 taking all my time and SMTIV Apocalypse staring at me and a couple other games I played. So I do have reviews on the way. I just need to have time to write stuff.

So October has a couple things: 1 Wii U piece of shit, 3 Vita releases, 1 PS4 piece of hardware (and some games I’m not listing), 17 multiplatform releases and 3 PC releases.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays. Indies in particular are kinda random, or bad at making their games known. So if there’s no indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

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E3 2016 Overall Thoughts

June 17th, 2016 No comments

So we just had ourselves another E3. It sure was an event. With things happening.

I wrote impressions for the presentations, I think I was pretty clear about what I thought. So let’s just go.

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E3 2016 Day 0 impressions: Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony

June 13th, 2016 No comments

Day -1 was a bust. Maybe the biggest day for non-attendees will be better. Here’s my impressions of Day 0.

My impressions were written live (with some editing to make said impressions postable). I mostly ignored the PC Gaming Show because it was… barely a thing. Whatever. The new AMD stuff was cool, nothing else of note there.

And in 2 days I’ll have a post about Nintendo, and a post about E3 as a whole (hopefully more non-conference stuff pops up).

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Nintendo E3 2014 reaction

June 11th, 2014 No comments

(I wanted to post that yesterday, but I forgot my USB drive so this is today, unedited from yesterday though)

So basically Microsoft and Sony handed E3 over to you Nintendo. They didn’t feel like they needed to announce much and what they did announce they didn’t feel like actually showing it to us (cinematic trailers don’t count as showing games)… So that’s it, you just have to both announce a few things and show us gameplay for it, and E3 is yours (even though everyone will say you failed solely because you’re Nintendo).

My hopes? Releases dates for Smash and Bayonetta 2, and a few unannounced games for Wii U and 3DS because they need something in their release schedule (the PS4, Vita and Xbone do too, but we already know that’s not really in their plans)

So let’s go… I’m setting my expectations REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY low because of the other conferences.

These are “live” reactions from watching the conferences, with the overall part written after the whole thing being my thoughts after it’s all done. Read more…

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Done on E3 posts for today

June 9th, 2014 No comments

Alright, so that’s today’s 4 conferences. I’ll have another post tomorrow for Nintendo and hope they’ll do okay, since today was pretty bad for all the conferences. And I hope to get cool news outside of conferences too.

Then I’ll post a more coherent rant about this year’s E3 by the end of the week.

I will close on this for canadians:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/e3.aspx?icmp=home_hero_big_20140606_E32014_en

Go there. Epic pre-order sale, 30% off preorders if you order 3 games or more. Futureshop.ca is having the same deal, as is amazon.ca (though it seems glitchy right now, some people are only getting 15% off). Best Buy and Amazon.ca have different game selections, and amazon has lower base prices on many games, so definitely look at both!

They should also be adding games that were announced at E3 (like, the 2 of them so far).

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Sony E3 2014 conference

June 9th, 2014 No comments

Okay Sony. Microsoft had a kinda lame conference, EA had a really lame conference and Ubisoft had the worst of the bunch. You have nothing standing in front of you, you can have the best E3 conference without problem. Just announce cool new exclusives, that’s all you need to do and you’ll have this “won”.

Here goes for Sony’s conference.

These are “live” reactions from watching the conferences, with the overall part written after the whole thing.

MOAR

Okay, random video with astronauts or something.
Alright, Destiny, let’s go. This better not just be a cinematic trailer. Please show real gameplay.
… Guess not. Dammit.

The Order 1886. They’re showing gameplay! And it looks crappy! QTEs, cover-based shooting, all the crappy stuff that makes so many modern games bad, a pretty bad gameplay sequence overall.
Entwinned. Looks boring. Control 2 random shapes with each analog stick, and fly through rings… pretty sucky. It’s a multigen PS3/4/Vita game, so if you’re into pretty but boring games, it might be for you. It’s out now, BTW.

Now there’s inFamous DLC. First Light…. Cinematic trailer, can’t say anything about it.

LBP3. Looks like LBP1 and 2 and PSP and Vita. I’m conflicted about this series. I think the level design tools are amazing, but I find the gameplay to be cheap and badly designed in the first 2 (too floaty, not enough impact when you hit enemies, everything feeling kinda cheap). Cool that there’s a new exclusive for the PS4 though, with gameplay shown no less (see MS, that’s how you do it). I like that they’re adding some stuff here though.

Alright, new IP. By From Software. We get to see a cinematic trailer again. Seems bloody, if nothing else. It’s called Bloodborne. And I can’t say anything about it because they showed no gameplay. Sad. But it’s a previously unannounced PS4 exclusive, coming in 2015, so they’re doing something right anyways.

Far Cry 4 again! And unlike Ubisoft they’re showing gameplay, so that’s nice. Seems very much like Far Cry 3, nothing really crazy. Though being able to invite people to play with you even if they don’t own the game? That’s cool.
Cinematic trailer for Dead Island 2. Considering how bad the first one was, I have no interest. And they showed nothing else than this teaser.

Last of Us zombies in Diablo 3 on Playstation, whatever.
Battlefield Hardline beta, whatever. And a gameplay trailer for a boring military shooter, who cares?
Collector’s edition for Disney Infinity 2 on Playstation only. Whatever.
Exclusive random stuff for Destiny, also whatever, I just wanna see more gameplay of it dammit !_!

Magicka 2 on PS4 (and PC). Did not enjoy the first game, it was pretty lame. At least they showed gameplay, so that’s cool.

GRIM FANDANGO. Coming to PS4 and PSVita. That’s a cool revival. Can’t wait to see that.

Broforce. Titan Souls. Not a Hero. Hotline Miami 2. The Talos Principle. Bunch of indies games coming to PS4 and Vita. Whatever.

Suda51 exclusive PS4 game. Seems like some pretty generic action game with a ton of different weapons to use. It’s called Let It Die, seems like it could be interesting.

ABZU? A new shitty game made by the shitty devs behind the shitty Journey. But at least Sony keeps showing exclusives.

New PC game being ported to PS4… Guy walking around in first-person looking at animals with crazy colors. Now he’s in a spaceship and… just… moving around. Shooting asteroids. Exploring. Being bored. It looks insanely boring and it’s called No Man’s Sky. This looks really lame. It just seems like pointless exploration. I’m all for exploration in games, but it has to be there for a reason outside of “just explore”… and it has to not be randomly generated like this >_>

Project Morpheus… They’re gonna be showing it on the floor… okay. That sure was a long time to talk to say nothing.

Youtube on PS4, sharing, who cares. Free-to-play games that are on PC, whatever.

Okay, PSNow, that’s interesting. Open beta on july 31st, that’s gonna be interesting to check out. Awesome stuff, good to hear about it.

Some Vita stuff, basically ports of stuff. Child of Light, something I missed, Tales of the Borderlands and Minecraft. And also the Vita TV (renamed Playstation TV), at 100$. Apparently they’re making over a hundred games for Vita, and they’re not telling us about any of them. WHY? Why do you hate the Vita so much Sony?

Mortal Kombat X. Gameplay footage. Looks a lot like Injustice, but with fatalities. Never cared about Mortal Kombat, was always kinda stiff and annoying to play.

New TV series called Powers, based on a comic book. Don’t care. PS+ viewers will see it for free so that’s something. Why are they wasting so much time on this?

Ratchet and Clank the movie… should be fun. But I wanna see games here. Oh, and a remake of the first game for some reason (didn’t it just get an HD version?).

Last of Us Remastered. It sure looks like Last of Us. Coming on July 29th. Okay.

MGSV trailer… Cinematic trailer again, it seems. Lame. Where do they get all these really crappy songs to go with these cinematic trailers? Ubisoft had a lot of those too. But yeah, can’t say anything about this, it’s just cinematics.

GTA5 coming to PS4. Yay for PS4 getting more PS3 games instead of new unique exclusives… I guess?

Arkham Knight… and it’s gameplay instead of a cinematic trailer, holy shit! Oh man this looks cool. That batmobile. That gameplay. Okay, I wasn’t fully convinced before, but I want this game.

And finally Uncharted 4. A short cinematic trailer that showed pretty much literally nothing. Game coming in 2015. Don’t care, the Uncharted series is boooooooring. Showing no gameplay is just stupid. But at least they ended their conference on SOMETHING.

Overall

Holy crap this stream was unstable. Everywhere I tried, massive audio problems, super laggy, random crashes… weird.

Okay so my overall thoughts on this. Meh. This is by far the best conference today, and that’s sad, because it wasn’t a great conference by any means.

They had a handful of cool announcements (Bloodborne, Let It Die, GRIM FANDANGO HOLY SHIT!, LBP3), but they showed very little gameplay, just like the others, and showed lots of multiplats/PS3 remasters.

Despite showing a few exclusives, they didn’t really show anything mindblowing. Nothing really surprising or just plain amazing that said to people “you NEED to buy a PS4”. At this point… you really don’t, and Sony didn’t prove otherwise.

Like the other 3 conferences, it kinda feels like Sony had almost nothing to show, so they dragged it out. And they had so many cinematic trailers, I don’t know why game devs don’t want to show games anymore.

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