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Post by maf-me-quick » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:40 pm

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Post by Pious the chosen » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:16 pm

One-armed dwarf wrote:
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They're in phone apps as well
You're assuming I have more than a Banking App on my phone :P
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Post by sleepery jeem » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:41 pm

7 Signs It's Time To Stop Playing Games And Go To Bed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90X8G3_zEiU


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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue May 01, 2018 6:52 pm

Panzer Dragoon Saga: An oral history

https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/30/17286 ... al-history


For the 20th anniversary of one of the most beloved role-playing games, we tracked down 13 people who worked on it and asked them to look back
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Post by sleepery jeem » Thu May 03, 2018 5:05 pm

Ubisoft has released a new work-in-progress pre-alpha gameplay video of Beyond Good and Evil 2 showcasing how players can navigate the world via jetpack and ship, how groups of co-op players can stay close when traveling at high speeds by forming an armada, and how melee combat is coming together.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz_F-Hh4xs4
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Post by Maryokutai » Fri May 04, 2018 6:41 am

sleepery jeem wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Panzer Dragoon Saga: An oral history

https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/30/17286 ... al-history


For the 20th anniversary of one of the most beloved role-playing games, we tracked down 13 people who worked on it and asked them to look back
Going to bookmark this for later, sounds really interesting.

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Post by sleepery jeem » Fri May 04, 2018 4:46 pm

I read bits and pieces, but having never played the game most of it went over my head.



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Creators from Yakuza, Shining Resonance, Sonic Team and more weigh in on personal favourites in new PS4 collection, out 29th May


Feature : https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/05 ... -classics/

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8WDIDjevrU
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Post by sleepery jeem » Sun May 06, 2018 6:01 pm

FTC Threatens Legal Action Against Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo

Feature : https://www.dualshockers.com/ftc-legal- ... -nintendo/

Have you seen those little "warranty broken if removed" stickers on the back of your console? Yeah? Turns out the FTC says they're super illegal.
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Post by shinymcshine » Sun May 13, 2018 6:59 pm

I don't understand what they are complaining about, noting:

"Unless warrantors provide the parts or services for free or receive a waiver from the FTC, such statements generally are prohibited by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a law that governs consumer product warranties."

Hence if its in warranty they do repair your console for free, (unless its different in the USA) hence the stickers only matter during the warranty period, during which time why would I pay for a third party repair when the manufacturer would do it for free (unless I wanted to mod the console, which the manufacturers don't really want you to do)?

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Post by sleepery jeem » Sat May 19, 2018 11:08 pm

Maybe the new laws over there are similar to our consumer rights where an electrical item is expected to work for X amount of time irrespective of its warranty.


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Tentacle sex in danger :!:


After Steam’s Crackdown on Adult Content, Portals Rally to Offer New Home to Impacted Developers


Today reports surfaced about several warnings sent by Valve to multiple developers of games including varying degrees of adult content on the Steam digital download platform.

At the moment, the amount of information we have is limited, but it seems that the crackdown has mostly affected titles featuring anime or anime-like art style.

While the issue is still in the flow, and developers are in the process of understanding what to do and how to respond to Steam’s warnings and threat of removal if further censorship isn’t applied to the game within a given deadline (which appears to be by the end of the month in most cases) other digital download portals are offering a new home for the games affected.

It’s worth mentioning that this alone probably won’t solve the issue for the affected developers, as losing a large platform like steam and the visibility it offers might potentially have crippling effects especially on small independent teams, even if alternatives are available.

Many of the games affected were already censored in order to comply with Steam’s policies, with the adult content locked behind external patches. Multiple developers mentioned that they had been previously working with Valve in order to ensure said compliance. Due to that, the situation is certainly surprising.

An example was provided by Kindred Spirits on the Roof publisher MangaGamer Press Director John Picket via press release sent to DualShockers:

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“This is terrible news for everyone in the visual novel industry and the gaming industry as whole. We followed every guideline provided to us by Valve to the letter, so there is no reason for this title to be cut off when it has conformed to the standards provided. The sexual content present in Kindred Spirits is no worse that what can readily be found in titles like The Witcher series, yet those remain unaffected. When we launched Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning on Steam, we took it through the ESRB rating system because it featured content that was slightly more explicit than that of Kindred Spirits, and that passed review with a Mature rating, not AO.

It is dangerous for every small, indie development team when a major entity can just cut off the revenue streams they rely on like this, even after they have followed all proper procedures and conformed to the standards and guidelines provided by the retailer. Especially when no clear guidance or notice is provided when new standards are being implemented.

If this is more than just a major short-sighted error on Valve’s end, it could be disastrous for visual novels and the advancements in expression within gaming made in recent years.”

Below you can read the warning MangaGamer received:


“We’ve discovered pornographic depictions in your product: Kindred Spirits on the Roof. This is a violation of our rules and guidelines for content that can be distributed on the Steam platform. We won’t be able distribute the product on Steam as long as it includes pornographic depictions.”

Most of the games affected tend to have positive to very positive reviews on Steam, going to show that while their appeal may be niche, they certainly have a dedicated and appreciative community.

In the meanwhile, DualShockers got word from Funcom that the Norwegian developer received no warning from Steam about the adult content included in the recently-released Conan Exiles
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Post by sleepery jeem » Sun May 20, 2018 5:11 pm

Colony Wars (PS1) 3D Shoot 'Em Up

Developed by Psygnosis exclusively for the PlayStation 1 this is a game that is crying out for a re-evaluation, it's brilliant.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ7d433bL4Q


:D enjoyed that.
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Post by Sly Reflex » Sun May 20, 2018 5:41 pm

This and G-Police should have had sequels outside of the PS1. It's pretty disgusting they have not.
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Post by maf-me-quick » Tue May 22, 2018 10:37 am

The prize pool for 2018-2019 season of Fortnite will be 100 million dollars :o

The question is, how much money does this game make?
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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue May 22, 2018 2:33 pm

Fortnite for iOS hits $15M revenue in just 20 days, out-earning Candy Crush & others

https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/06/fortnite ... s-for-ios/


:shock: and that's just on one format.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Thu May 24, 2018 3:47 am

:| after the middling BF1 I will be waiting at least a month or so after release before even considering buying...


Battlefield V Officially Revealed in First Gameplay Trailer


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