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Modern Video Games / Summer 2022 video game announcements
« on: June 02, 2022, 02:25:14 am »
Instead of listing them all, here are links with information on most of them:

https://www.gematsu.com/events/
https://www.ign.com/articles/summer-of-gaming-2022-schedule-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect

State of Play is up first!

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Modern Video Games / Free to play games!
« on: April 13, 2022, 11:32:40 pm »
BR, FPS, TPS
SPXOverwatch 2 - Wow!
PXXDefiant - A Call of Duty like game with hero shooter elements.
PXThe Division Heartland - Seems to be a stripped down and more focused version of the series with an interesting setting.
PXGhost Recon Frontline - Warzone competitor. I'm not a big fan of Warzone even though I love CoD multiplayer. This will likely end up getting the most attention.
Pathfinder - A recently leaked battle royale that has a bit of a twist to it and has PvPvE elements.
PXProject Q - PvP battle arena game.
PXRumbleverse - A game published by Fortnite's publisher that is basically a wrestling themed battle royale. Gives me Ninjala vibes but hopefully it's decent.
PXGundam Evolution - Overwatch with Gundam. This just finished a PC playtest that seemed to go over well. Looking forward to it but don't care about the IP personally.
SStar Wars: Hunters - Star Wars arena shooter.
PXHyenas - "PvEEEvP" from SEGA and Creative Assembly.
Gangstar New York - Only confirmed for Steam but looks like a really great GTA clone.
The Cycle: Frontier - Seems to be an alien version of Escape from Tarkov.
XExoMecha - There are a TON of free to play mech shooters already but this one is the only one that has me interested.
ARC Raiders - A new studio made up of former DICE developers. Seems to be large scale battles like Planetside 2?
Plan8 - DokeV's publisher with an exosuit shooter similar to 2014-2016 CoD games.
PDeathverse: Let It Die - Let It Die was free. This is like a battle royale version of Let It Die.
SYNCED: Off-Planet - Really not sure if this is free but looks like it would be.
PXRAWMEN - soup-slinging third-person shooter for up to 32 players
PXProject Magnum - looter shooter
PXDeceive Inc. - pvp fps
Diabotical - arena FPS
Boundary - astronaut FPS
Once Human - survival shooter
Space Punks - top down ARPG
Galahad 3093 - mech shooter
Hype Squad - pvp team based battle royale
Overprime - third person MOBA, reminds me of Paragon
Predecessor - third person MOBA, reminds me of Paragon
Ethereal: Clash of Souls - third person MOBA, reminds me of Paragon
PXSpine - cross-platform PvP team fighting game
Sky Link: Freefire - free version of a paid game. Drone PvP
PXDomynyo - br
CrossPlanet - seems kinda like a third person Halo
Super People - class based br
Ashfall - game from Days Gone creator
Histera: Fall of Human - fast paced FPS with Glitch effects
Operation Harsh Doorstop - tactical FPS
World War 3 - Battlefield type FPS that was recently overhauled
Projekt Z - "Atmospheric First-Person Zombie Coop-Shooter with base building elements set in WW2." currently funding on Kickstarter.
Setback - a shooter where your don't kill but setback
Polygon - unique looking FPS
Toxikk - great looking game that seems deserving of more attention
Ironsight - CoD style multiplayer

Racing and more:
DokeV: A monster collecting game I think with very impressive visuals.
PXKartRider Drift - Another kart racer.
PXMultiVersus - Smash Bros. with DC/WB/Cartoon Network characters.
Wumpa League - A Crash Bandicoot game that has been teased and rumored for a while now. It may have been internally rebooted so what it currently plays like is a mystery and whether or not it actually release is also a mystery.
VHS - A game like Dead by Daylight.
SPXDisney Speedstorm - A Disney themed kart racer with a bit of dark edge to it?
STray Racers - a game where you race on serving trays
SPXDisney Dreamlight Valley - life sim
Life Makeover - life sim
Dragon Raja - MMORPG
Noah's Heart - MMORPG
Crazy Taxi - Wow! This could be great! A live service Crazy Taxi potentially with crossover passengers, drivers and locations sounds awesome!
Jet Set Radio - Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will be hard to match but this so called Super Game could be good!
Super Buckyball Tournament - Rocket League / Lucio Ball
PXDeadhaus Sonata - narrative ARPG
PXDivine Knockout - Smite spin-off, like how Smite made MOBAs 3D this game makes platform fighters 3D

Released:
SPXFall Guys - Obstacle course game.
SPXKnockout City - dodgeball game
SPXFortnite - Fortnite.
XPSplitgate - Halo with Portal portals.
SPXRogue Company - Third person shooter with hero shooter elements. Somewhat challenging.
Team Fortress 2 - Technically already on consoles but I'd like to see it come to modern consoles and be supported well.
XHalo Infinite - I'd like to see this to come to PlayStation and Nintendo and it's dwindling player base makes it seem they need those platforms.
XCrossfireX - Recently launched and was abysmal but I'd like to see it improve and come to more platforms.
XCentury: Age of Ashes - A game where you fly around on dragons that's available now on Xbox and PC.
PVampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt - just released
Valorant - Apparently a console version (and mobile version) are being worked on or considered.
Nine to Five - 3v3v3 shooter that's currently on Steam and.. Stadia?
SPXBrawlhalla - Ubisoft Smash Bros.
XRoblox - game creation platform
SXAsphalt 9: Legends - racing game
XSpace Jam: A New Legacy - The Game - beat em up
Guild Wars 2 - MMORPG
Smite - third person MOBA
Core - game creation platform
Creativerse - Minecraft
Crayta - game creation platform
Blankos Block Party - game creation platform
SPXRoller Champions - Released May 25, 2022. It seems to play like motorball from Alita: Battle Angel.

Be sure to share your thoughts on any of these games or perhaps list some that you're personally interested in. I'll try to keep this updated regularly with new games and updates on the releases of the currently listed games.

Please refrain from using this topic to bash free to play games on console entirely. Criticizing individual games is perfectly fine though.

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Modern Video Games / State of Play | March 9, 2022 thoughts?
« on: March 09, 2022, 10:13:06 am »
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A new State of Play is upon us! Join us this Wednesday March 9 at 2 PM Pacific / 5 PM Eastern / 11:00 PM CET for new reveals and eye-catching updates for PS5 and PS4 titles. Note: We won’t have any updates on PlayStation VR2 titles or hardware in this broadcast.

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The show is clocking in around 20 minutes, give or take, with a special focus on highlighting great games coming from some of our beloved Japanese publishers, though we’ll have a few updates from other developers located around the world, too.

I'm not really sure what to expect except for Stranger of Paradise.

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Modern Video Games / Wii U & Nintendo 3DS eShop Discontinuation
« on: February 15, 2022, 10:22:57 pm »
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As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases in Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It will also no longer be possible to download free content, including game demos. Furthermore, as this date draws closer, related services will cease to function:

As of May 23, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a credit card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
As of August 29, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a Nintendo eShop Card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. However, it will still be possible to redeem download codes until late March 2023.
Users who link their Nintendo Network ID wallet (used with Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems) with their Nintendo Account wallet (used with the Nintendo Switch family of systems) can use the shared balance to purchase content on any of these systems until late March 2023. After that, the balance can only be used to purchase content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

No changes are planned for Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

The changes to Nintendo eShop on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will simultaneously take effect in software on these platforms where it is possible to make purchases, such as StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop and Nintendo Badge Arcade.

Even after late March 2023, and for the foreseeable future, it will still be possible to redownload games and DLC, receive software updates and enjoy online play on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

We thank you for supporting Nintendo eShop on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. While we hope that you will continue to enjoy using these systems, we have taken this opportunity to prepare a website where you can look back on your time with them via various play statistics. Please visit https://my-nintendo-3ds-wiiu-memories.nintendo.com/.

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Q&A
Why is this happening?
This is part of the natural lifecycle for any product line as it becomes less used by consumers over time.

Why are you announcing this now?
We are providing this notice more than a year in advance of the end of purchases so users will have plenty of time to prepare.

Are any other services or functions of Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems going to be discontinued, such as online play?
There are no plans to make any further changes at this time.

How long will it still be possible to redownload previously purchased content in Nintendo eShop for Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems? How long will those systems still support online play?
For the foreseeable future, it will still be possible to redownload games and DLC, receive software updates and enjoy online play on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

There are still Nintendo eShop Cards at retailers that show the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS logos. What will happen to them?
These cards will continue to be at retail while supplies last.
All Nintendo eShop Cards can be used to add funds to a Nintendo Account balance for use on the Nintendo Switch
This can be done via Nintendo eShop on the system itself.
If someone visits Nintendo eShop and wants to download something on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family systems after late March 2023, what will they able to do?
On both platforms, users will still be able to:
Redownload content they own
Download existing software updates
On both platforms, users will not be able to:
Purchase any content
On Nintendo 3DS, this includes paid content, plays and passes in software such as StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop, Nintendo Badge Arcade and Pokémon Bank.
On Wii U, this includes passes in software such as Wii Sports Club.
Download demos
Download free-to-start software
Redeem a download code
Add funds to their Nintendo eShop balance
On Nintendo 3DS family systems, users will still be able to:
Download a small number of free themes from Theme Shop

Source: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/57847

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PlayStation VR2 | PS VR2 (no space between VR and 2) is the official name of the "next generation virtual reality system for the PS5 console"!

The controller that was revealed last year is called the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller.

Official announcement with specs here: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/01/04/playstation-vr2-and-playstation-vr2-sense-controller-the-next-generation-of-vr-gaming-on-ps5/

The first game, Horizon Call of the Mountain, was just announced with a very short teaser trailer: https://youtu.be/yPNn-jwAC9c

https://blog.playstation.com/2022/01/04/horizon-call-of-the-mountain-revealed-for-playstation-vr2/v

It is being developed by Horizon's developer Guerrilla and Sony's recent acquisition Firesprite which previously developed The Persistence.

No word yet if it will support all the previous PS VR games but with PS4 backwards compatibility being a thing chances are high! I have a bunch of VR games I'd like to play but I never bought the original version so being able to play them all on PS VR2 would be nice.

Meta Quest 2 (Oculus name is being phased out) has gotten pretty popular as of late and rumors suggest PS VR2 will have two million units available later this year.. are you interested?

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Video Game Deals, Sales and Promotions / 19 FREE Switch games!!
« on: November 25, 2021, 07:18:49 pm »
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HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!
No Gravity Games is giving away 18 19 titles to keep you entertained this winter, so get comfortable, ready your Switch and reserve the comfy spot on your sofa.*

*This offer is only valid for Nintendo accounts assigned to the Americas region.

https://nogravitygames.com/holiday-giveaway/

I suggest reading this: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/11/no-gravity-games-is-giving-away-19-switch-titles-for-free-north-america

This is the newsletter link to sign up to get your first free game Pirates: All Aboard!: https://mailchi.mp/841f564080b9/nggnewslettergiveaway

You have to sign up, confirm the first e-mail, and then wait about 10 minutes for a third e-mail with a code to redeem the game.

You have to get every free game in order to get them all. If you miss one you miss the rest. You don't need to keep each one installed just make sure you "purchase" each one for free.

This has happened before with QubicGames: https://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,10510.0.html

They seem somewhat related.. at least two games they have listed as games they have published were given away via QubicGames and the first No Gravity Games free game has the QubicGames logo on the eShop trailer but I don't know?!

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Modern Video Games / State of Play | October 27, 2021 thoughts?
« on: October 27, 2021, 06:29:30 pm »
A new State of Play focused on third-party releases premiered today. What are your thoughts?

A new Let It Die game was revealed. The gameplay looks better than the first and I'd like to see more of it.

Bugsnax, which was free with PS Plus, is now getting free DLC!

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach had a fun new trailer and finally a release date. Definitely looks like the best game in the franchise!

KartRider: Drift is now coming to PS4. A free (to play) kart racer.

King of Fighters XV showed off a cool subway stage.

Little Devil Inside looked really good!

A few more games were shown that I'm not interested but overall it was a better show than I was expecting.

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Modern Video Games / Nintendo Direct 9.23.21 thoughts?
« on: September 23, 2021, 06:46:41 pm »
Pretty good in my opinion!

Kirby is finally in 3D in a great looking game called Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Definitely would like to get that game.

Splatoon 3 seems to be expanding the campaign and they have a crab tank thing in multiplayer.

Brewster is finally coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons and an Animal Crossing Direct is happening next month so hopefully a lot more is coming too.

Nintendo Switch Online is adding Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games at an added cost they chose not to reveal. Hopefully not double the current price.

Chris Pratt is now Mario.

Chocobo GP looks like it was made by the Mario Kart developers and is Switch exclusive so maybe?

Those were the highlights for me! Definitely a good Direct all around though.

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Modern Video Games / PlayStation Showcase | September 9 2021
« on: September 02, 2021, 08:52:57 am »
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You’ve been awfully patient, and we thank you for that. And now we’re looking forward to showing you what we’ve been working on.

Tune in next Thursday, September 9 at 1:00pm Pacific Time / 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CEST for a look into the future of PS5. The Showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes and include updates from PlayStation Studios and some of the industry’s most imaginative developers, for games releasing this holiday and beyond. And stick around after the presentation to get more updates from some of the studio teams featured in the Showcase.

One thing to note: PlayStation’s next generation of VR won’t make an appearance this time. But there will still be plenty of great PS5 games from developers large and small. We hope you can join us!

You can watch live on YouTube and Twitch. See you next Thursday!
I wasn't really expecting this. This isn't even a State of Play but the second PlayStation Showcase which I guess is a grander version.

The first one had a lot of big announcements so I guess we are in store for something good!

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Kind of random since the game released back in 2018 and it doesn't even seem related to the upcoming Far Cry 6 but whatever.

I've never played a Far Cry game myself. I think Far Cry 4 had a trial but I missed out on it.

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During the free weekend, you can play the full game solo or with a friend in co-op mode. And if you don’t already own it, you can pre-load Far Cry 5 right now. The free weekend starts August 5 at 12:01 AM PT on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, 6 AM PT on PC via the Ubisoft Store, and 10 AM PT on Stadia and PC via Epic Games Store.

According to HowLongToBeat.com the main story is 18 hours.

I'll be playing it. Marvel's Avengers recently had a free trial and I actually liked it much more than the beta.

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Modern Video Games / Splitgate & Tom Clancy's XDefiant
« on: July 20, 2021, 09:07:46 am »
Two upcoming free games! I think both are quite promising.

Splitgate is currently in open beta and it's already one of the best free games I've played on PS4. It's quite similar to Halo but it adds Portal portals to the game for an interesting twist. I'm surprised how fun and addicting this game is and it's from a small studio but is launching with more content than some AAA games do! My referral code is 8GBYWJ if you decide to check out the game.

Tom Clancy's XDefiant was announced yesterday and it was an extremely mixed reaction. Many just want a new Splinter Cell and others feel this game isn't serious enough and is insulting to the Tom Clancy name. I understand both reactions but the game itself looks quite fun and a lot better than what they've been doing with Ghost Recon and The Division lately and is now my most anticipated Ubisoft release. PC players can start playing August 5 with other platforms sometime after.

Thoughts on these games?

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A bunch of small events happened yesterday, today and tomorrow too! Might as well talk about them?

Dragon Quest 12 was announced with a logo shown and it was said it will be "for adults."

An Octopath looking remake of the third game was revealed as well that looks quite nice!

Sonic event was ruined by leaks.. sort of. Colors and 3 returning were already leaked. They announced an all new game without much to show for it.

From the Sonic event I am most interested in the Olympics game. Hopefully a demo will pop up.

Supermassive Games (best known for Until Dawn) had a roughly 20 minute presentation to show off their new entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology. Seems like a weird direction involving the Iraq War.

I haven't played Dying Light but with the multiple re-releases and years of post launch support it must be pretty popular!

Dying Light 2 seems to be a worthy successor and with the nearly 7 year gap between games I'm sure fans are ready for something all new.

Horizon for some reason has a multiple hour long countdown to their gameplay reveal. It hasn't happened yet but I'm sure it'll look nice!

Genshin and Far Cry 6 haven't happened yet.

What do you think of these announcements? Do any of them interest you?

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Modern Video Games / Pokémon Presents 2.26.2021 thoughts?
« on: February 26, 2021, 11:54:30 am »
I'm somewhat interested in the four major games shown. I thought I was done with Pokémon after seeing SwSh but maybe not?

The main problem I have with these games are their prices or what I expect their prices to be.

New Pokémon Snap is something I would like to play but I do not see where the $60 value is reflected. It's pretty much like the original game without much of a difference and not the best looking graphics. The original game is valued at about $10 in Nintendo's eyes so I don't see what makes this one $50 better...

Diamond and Pearl remakes I'm happy about since they aren't following the SwSh games but actually are in the style of the DS originals! The problem though is that it's not just a remake of Platinum and that the original games still look better. I don't hate how the remake looks, mainly just the characters in the world look ugly, but the originals just looks better overall to me. The price has not yet been revealed but I highly doubt it will be a reasonable $40 and will likely be $60 because why not right? I never got to play the originals and buying a legitimate copy nowadays is quite tricky so I may pick this up on a sale to finally experience Gen IV.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus was the last announcement. It seems to be the wild area from SwSh with better graphics and not much else going on? That isn't out until 2022 so maybe it will have more to it but right now just seems a bit empty.

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Modern Video Games / State of Play | February 25, 2021 thoughts?
« on: February 25, 2021, 06:30:28 pm »
The first major State of Play since August 2020 aired today. What did you think of it?

I really enjoyed the new look at Returnal which I was already excited for. Definitely the best look at the game yet.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits had a very impressive showing.

Oddworld: Soulstorm will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in April!

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach easily looks like the best game of the franchise.

Knockout City from the recent Nintendo Direct now has a cross-play beta which includes all current consoles as well as PC. https://www.ea.com/games/knockout-city/cross-play-beta

Sifu from the developers of Absolver was the only new game revealed. Not something I'm interested in but looked fine.

Not interested in Deathloop or Solar Ash.

Crash 4 and Final Fantasy VII Remake are both getting PS5 upgrades and FF is getting new DLC.

That's about it! They said 10 games and they weren't lying! The free PlayStation Plus games for March are still MIA!

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Modern Video Games / Nintendo Direct 2.17.21 thoughts?
« on: February 18, 2021, 01:19:53 am »
The first major Nintendo Direct since September 2019 aired today. What did you think of it?

My favorite reveal was Splatoon 3. I wasn't expecting that at all and I look forward to playing that when it releases in 2022.

I was also happy to see Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville announced for Nintendo Switch. A great game I play frequently on PS4 can now be enjoyed by even more people. Unfortunately, while new features such as motion controls are being added they are not adding cross-play functionality to a game that could definitely use it.

On the negative side I found the new Mario Golf entry to be quite boring and lacking in Mario Golf charm.

I also am not fond of yet another $60 port. This time Skyward Sword. No new content but it is now playable without motion controls. The game is just $20 on the Wii U eShop but for Switch you need to pay an extra $40.. thanks Nintendo!

Whoops! I forgot about Stubbs! Looking forward to picking that up on PS4 at some point!

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