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    Do you still base your game purchases on whether Yahtzee recommends it?

    My values and approach to games coincide quite a bit with Yahtzee's, so I usually do take his opinions into account. I do take his opinion with a large grain of salt because of the nature of the videos: I miss his written column since it was usually more flushed out if it was about the game...
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    Judging By The Cover: Judging Wonder Woman

    Just imagine how the owner of the volvo is gonna try and explain all of that damage to the insurance company: "well, this scantily clad woman came out of a whole in the ground nearby, mumbled something about explosives before going back down. Ten seconds later there's a loud boom, everything's...
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    Hideo Kojima Will Finally Get The Award Konami Blocked Him From Receiving

    I'm suspicious of it as well, especially since the Game Awards were the ones not to issue the award in the first place. I know it's basically just a big marketing farce, but now I really wonder what they're pushing for. Don't get me wrong, I do think the guy should get an award (funny...
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    Nintendo Confirms Wii U Production Ending Soon

    Man am I glad I waited and haven't gotten one yet. I felt burned enough as it was after I got a wii and nintendo turned their back on core gamers. I was about ready to pull the trigger on this thing when it came out they were working on another console; between that and splatoon not having...
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    No WarCraft 1 & 2 Remasters Because They "Aren't That Fun Anymore"

    Replace the 'fun' with 'profitable' and I suspect we'd be closer to the truth there. Also, if they were going to remaster or remake them, they should have done it for the release of the movie. Considering that's where the movie story came from they sure missed that opportunity, especially...
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    Steam Screenshots Section Must Now Only Contain Actual Screenshots

    In other words, valve is trying to deny any culpability for all of the blatant fraud some of the devs have been pushing on us over the last few years. I can't help but wonder if this is tied to the false advertising investigation for no man's sky; you know, the one that focuses mainly on...
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    Video Game Voice Actors Will Go On Strike this Friday Unless a Deal is Reached

    Considering everyone in the games industry is underpaid besides the executives, it is nice to see someone not afraid to start fighting for better wages (remember how much gta 5 made?). That said, I do hope the voice acting gets better, but considering how many of the games are starting to use...
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    No Man's Sky Under Investigation Over Claims of Misleading Advertising

    I hope they get nailed for it, as that would open the flood gates for a class action suit that could really serve as a warning the rest of the industry has been in desperate need of. But, as usual, probably won't go anywhere. Tis a shame that it all feels so futile these days.
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    Subnautica's Dangerous Creatures Update is Now Live

    I'm looking forward to getting the game once it's finished (haven't yet because I want to see the game as it is meant to be rather than play with the pieces while they stitch it together). I have been enjoying watching Markiplier play it so much, though. I'm starting to get the vibe that...
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    New No Man's Sky Patch Released, Loads of Bugs Fixed

    The first bug mentioned is that the corrupt save recovery system is more "robust". What the hell does that even mean? I suspect it's just that they added in a duplicate save archive where it effectively makes two separate save files every time it saves (or offsets one by a small amount of...
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    EA Puts Mirror's Edge, The Saboteur, and Spore on GOG with No DRM

    Wow, that's kind of a surprise. Too bad I own the two games of those that I would get. Still tempted to get the Saboteur again to get it drm-free (I've had a hard time getting it to work on my current build). I've still been shlepping around my old mirror's edge retail install that I...
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    Sniper Elite 4 Will Let You Kill Hitler Again in Its Pre-Order Mission

    My dad absolutely loves these games, but the biggest let down of the series so far has been the kill hitler missions. They just aren't that good compared to the rest of the content in the games. Still, my dad will be happy there's another game coming.
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    South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed to Next Year

    Well, the first game faced massive delays but turned out pretty good in the end (despite actually making me physically ill on more than one occasion). So long as it doesn't require uplay I'll be happy.
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    Bethesda: Sony Won't Approve Mods for Fallout 4 or Skyrim on PS4

    That thought crossed my mind, but Japanese corporate culture (especially video game companies) being what it is, I suspect most of the blame lies with Sony anyways. Japanese companies will often delay endlessly rather than outright deny anything: this has that vibe to it (and is the same reason...
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    Miyamoto: Mario is Coming to Mobile Because That's Where People Play Games

    That made me snicker quite a bit. OT: In other words, they are going to start putting out barebones versions of all of their IPs on mobile platforms as a way of advertising their console releases while making money on the freemium models. I can't really argue with it, but it seems like the...