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  1. I managed to install my PS4 disc and link mine just in time. I had about 4000 credits which I didn't have time to blow before the server went down, I guess they are just lost now.

    I can't think of the last time a supposed big IP sequel release had so little hype. I think it really speaks to how badly they mismanaged the original and also just how much the the reputation of Blizzard has gone down the toilet in the years since.


  2. I couldn’t even tell you what most of the Visionaries even looked like until I watched the new ending they added in a recent patch on YouTube (I got one of the other endings in my game rather than what is obviously meant to be the ‘proper' one).

  3. 11 hours ago, Benny said:

    Welp, successfully reminded myself why I stopped playing Overwatch.

    I do wonder how this will do with the general public. As it’s more of a big balance patch (as well as adding in more aggressive monetisation) there’s no blank slate as such and new people will all be going up against the turbo sweats who’ve been playing if for years with every character unlocked.

  4. I am growing to detest the invasion mechanic in this. Before anyone says it, I've already set the game to single player mode which at least stops you having to go up against 12 year olds carrying the best kit in the game with the reflexes of a mongoose. But the main problem isn’t that they're difficult, she's fairly easy to get rid of, it’s that it’s repetitive (especially then having to hack the antenna each sodding time) and crucially stops you playing the game the way you want and blows your sense of immersion. There have been occasions where I've spent time milling around the level just so I can get rid of her before doing what I want. What’s the point in spending ages taking a sneaky approach if chances are it'll turn into a firefight anyway when she blunders in at a crucial point. I get the impression they want you to mix things up, but frankly I think the shooting is bad with floaty loosey goosey controls (on Xbox) and guns that feel like water pistols. While I am enjoying it, having recently replayed Dishonered 1 and 2 and all DLCs and Prey, this is probably my least favourite of their games. Their next project being a straight up shooter doesn’t fill me with confidence.

  5. I thought CGI Peter Cushing was ghastly and more recently people were gushing that a shitty looking CGI version of a dead actor was a lovely tribute and I found it crass. I think I’m firmly in the minority on this one though. At least in this case James Earl Jones gave his permission while he’s alive. I feel sorry for voice actors though, there was an article out this week about the games industry moving to using AI generated voices. I think the dream for mega studios like Disney is eventually having deepfake actors with AI voices then they can make films with valuable IP characters forever more without worrying about pesky things like them aging out of roles or taking them to court when they stiff them on their contracts.

  6. 51 minutes ago, DeciderVT said:

    Risking all of that trouble for Ubisoft games. What a mug.

    It would be dumb to violate an NDA for a genuine megaton, but doing for such non-news on a regularly releasing franchise as this is just why bother.


    Guys, guys, try and keep this on the QT, but my contacts at EA are telling me they plan to release a new Madden game next year.

  7. I hope Mike’s appreciates the irony that his *pushes glasses up nose* “Actually your opinions are all wrong and if you watch this YouTube video with a thumbnail of a bearded man in sunglasses it will tell you why” has the most Comic Book Guy tone about it of any post in what was a pretty lighthearted thread.

  8. Dragon Age Inquisition.


    It had glowing reviews and won game of the year awards. But it seemed to get memory holed in double quick time. While it’s not remembered as a bad game per se, its main legacy seems to be oh yeah that’s the one with loads of worthless MMO style fetch quests when people talk about it.

  9. I always used to think the plot of Karate Kid III was really outlandish. Not so much now. Let's be honest if it came to light that Elon Musk was devoting his time and fortune on a petty plot to get one over on a teenager and an old man, would any of us be honestly surprised.

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    "There were whole sequences, planets, characters, and worlds that didn't end up in the movie that were hilarious and amazing and [that] we spent a lot of time and energy on, and certainly the entire crew also designing and conceiving. It's just amazing how much great material is not in the film, considering how much great material is in it. Usually, it's like, you're just trying to get enough good stuff to put in the film, and this had overflow. So that was really surprising."

    I bet the artists were well pleased that all their work ended up on the cutting room floor because Chris Hemsworth was playing Whole Line Is It Anyway.

  11. There's a deleted scene doing the rounds that makes it look like a lot was changed at the last minute plot wise.



    It's a good point about all the gods being selfish arseholes. Even the Asgardians with all their technology so advanced it might as well be magic are just using it run a chintzy tourist trap and shill cheap aftershave. The film feels like it’s on the verge of something thematically where the god characters we've been following realise they are squandering their gifts and should be helping civilisations instead. But it never materialises and you get a tacked on feeling power of love ending.

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