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General / Re: 52 Games Challenge 2024!!!!!
« on: June 07, 2024, 08:38:11 am »
7. Sonic CD (Sega CD) - Went back through Sonic Origins Collection version to get my Sonic CD file completed with all the unlocks such as DA Garden and Visual Studio. Had to beat all levels in Time Attack and get them below something obscure like 25:40-something. Managed 25:10 and called it good.


8. Jet Moto (PS1/PSN) - Had a blast replaying the first Jet Moto. I unlocked all the tracks and platinumed it. Enjoyed having the added trophy support with the PSN version. It amazes me how few people have managed to unlock some of these trophies. Platinumes are rare, obviously, but even completing a race on the second grouping of tracks was only about 8%. I've always liked seeing the percentages of how many have unlocked certain trophies, but in this case, the majority of people that would have accomplished these tasks did so on the original PS1 game when there was no trophy support. I'd be curious to see a percentage that included the original release, but of course, everything was still offline and never tracked then. So that will never happen.


9. Twisted Metal 2 (PS1/PSN) - Having enjoyed Jet Moto, I went back and bought the PSN version of Twisted Metal 2 for the trophy support. I still have the disc, but went specifically for the trophies and the ability to play couch coop with brother via share play. Gotta lova some of the new connectivity options in the updated systems. Even the kids are enjoying the old classic so long as I put God Mode on. lol.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Summer Game Fest 2024 - June 7th 5pm EST
« on: June 07, 2024, 08:20:29 am »
A streamer just got sent some promo for the event tomorrow from Capcom, so makes me think they got more than a couple things brewing.

Guess we'll see.

Capcom was a top tier dev back in the PS1/2 days. They've always been steadily decent, but that was their hayday. Most of the great new IPs we saw during those times are dormant to say the least. I'd love to see something we haven't seen from them in a while.

Dino Crisis being the front runner for me.
Onimusha easily in 2nd place.
Shadow of Rome was incredible fun.
Lost Planet would be fun to revisit.
Haunting Ground had a cult following and an interesting method of play with the dog.
Devil May Cry may be due for another release.
Bionic Commando Rearmed port would be incredibly welcome.
Ducktales Remaster port would be welcome.

Capcom has left a lot on the table. A...LOT.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Summer Game Fest 2024 - June 7th 5pm EST
« on: June 06, 2024, 09:10:05 am »
Going to attempt a more optimistic approach for SGF than the State of Play as it's the entire industry...not just Playstation. There's the list of games I mentioned in the State of Play that I'm still routing for, but here are some other hopes...

Tomb Raider Collection 2 is announced -- TR Angel of Darkness, Legend, Anniversary and Underworld.
Tomb Raider current gen game announced.
Indiana Jones info, release date, PS5 announced.
Resident Evil Code Veronica Remake announced (quite possible)
Dino Crisis reboot announced (will always hope for this)
Max Payne 1 & 2 Remakes are shown off.
Unreal Tournament Revived
A Plague Tale 3 announced
Witcher 1 Remake or 4 info revealed.

Any of that would put a smile on my face. Although, in the current climate, I'm curious on how Capcom would handle Code Veronica given the main villain's instability.

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Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: June 05, 2024, 09:49:11 am »
I wish there were releases of favorite series to take my mind off of things.

When a book series ends, fans don't stop reading. When a TV series ends, fans don't stop watching TV. And when a movie series ends, fans don't stop watching movies. Instead, those fans will either explore into the creator's expanded works or find similar, alternative ones. Maybe those substitutes won't be as good, but sometimes they are and may even lead to exploring further where new interests may be discovered. If anything, they certainly fill a gap.

You've listed several of your favorite series in this topic and in others, and it's easy to say that other options to those games certainly exist. As I'm sure you're aware, when someone strictly adheres to works bound to a singular series, they have an extremely limited pool of options, so it's inevitable they'll feel as if what's available to them is lacking. In the past, I've suggested branching out into more of the PlayStation 4's library since plenty of alternative options to some of your favorite games exist for you to try at an affordable price. I really think it'd fill that gap as you wait for new entries to your more cherished franchises.


I appreciate you dismissing my concerns entirely.

Over the last week, I actually had a lot of fun returning to the PS1 Single Trac games -- Jet Moto (platinumed the PS4 version) and Twisted Metal 2 (playing "couch" co-op via online shareplay with my brother like old times). I'm not stopping playing games. There's nothing for me in the current gen, so I'm returning to the older ones.

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General / Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« on: June 02, 2024, 10:52:29 pm »
Wait... what did this thread turn into?  ???

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General / Re: How Many Video Games Do You Think Exist Today?
« on: June 02, 2024, 08:27:21 am »
I think the real question is how many games reach a certain level of quality that would make them worth someone's time to engage with. The mobile platforms have an insane number of games but how many of those actually function? Seriously. Anyone can upload a game to the Google Store and say it's a game... even a D- average high schooler with a rushed weekend project.

Then I would ask, how many of those games in total (not just the mobile apps) are worth a gamer's time? Gamer's are pickier. We've seen a lot and we know what to give a shot and what to steer away from.

Lastly, congrats on nearing that 50k game accomplishment. Holy hell. I can't even imagine. That's a serious congrats by the way... not sarcastic. If I had more space like a big man cave, I'd probably have most the offerings from the 90's at least.

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Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 31, 2024, 09:05:42 pm »

The problem is that development time is now an ENTIRE generation for a single game. The games I'm looking forward to may not even release on PS5. That's how long it takes now. That makes it extremely difficult to overlook the tumbleweeds of Sony's first party offerings. They're relying on mediocre titles to carry the PS5 as a whole.

Lengthy development isn't exactly new to this generation. Likewise, subjectivity will always exist, but do you really consider Demon's Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro's Playroom, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, God of War Ragnarök, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Final Fantasy XVI, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Helldivers II, Rise of the Ronin, and Stellar Blade "medicore" "tumbleweeds"?.

Astrobot was a fun freebie at launch. I'm in the middle of God od War Ragnarok and not enjoying it that much. Helldivers 2 is fun only when playing with friends. So yeah, I consider them highlights of the tumbleweeds.

That said, I realize I'm not the demographic anymore. It's been very apparent for the better part of a decade now. And as I stated, gaming isn't that important in the long scheme of things. We're all watching the world implode. It's important to pay attention but I wish there were releases of favorite series to take my mind off of things. Give me a bit of distraction from the never ending black pilling.

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Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 31, 2024, 07:26:21 pm »
As, apparently, some of you are offended that some of us aren't pleased with Sony's offerings for the PS5 generation, keep in mind, we're allowed our opinion. And yes... I will reiterate... what was shown may cater to some, but I think it looked like crap.

Here's the thing... one crappy presentation... fine. Expected even. Two crappy presentations... well it happens. Three... you start to question what's going on. Sony has been consistently crappy for the ENTIRE generation. That's unheard of. They used to be the place where there was something for everyone. Used...to...be.

God knows what the hell their first party studios are doing outside of Wolverine, but let's set that question mark aside for a moment. There are, in fact, some fun third party games that have been announced as coming to PS5. The problem is that development time is now an ENTIRE generation for a single game. The games I'm looking forward to may not even release on PS5. That's how long it takes now. That makes it extremely difficult to overlook the tumbleweeds of Sony's first party offerings. They're relying on mediocre titles to carry the PS5 as a whole.

Greatness was on PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4. PS5 is just mediocrity. If it couldn't play PS4 titles... it would be a glorified paperweight. As someone that's been a huge fan of the brand since its launch, it's truly disheartening to see them take the piss.

Look. It doesn't even matter anymore. With everything happening in the world, gaming is the least of anyone's problems. It's just sad and frustrating on top of everything else going on.

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Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 30, 2024, 07:01:25 pm »
Another incredibly weak showing from Sony. As WeirdFeline pointed out, half the games shown blended together -- could have been the same game if they didn't have title announcements between.

If that's it for Sony's 2024 "showcases" then it's very apparent that Sony is sacrificing PS5's first party lineup. I've never seen this much fail from the company during a generation and I've been in the Playstation camp since Christmas 1995. All these reports that PS5 is Sony's most profitable system ever flabergasts me. I don't get it.

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Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 30, 2024, 11:32:26 am »
At this point, Capcom seems to be remaking every major older entry in the series so far, so it's inevitable for these to receive the same treatment too.[/font]

Code Veronica was great. I still consider it to have the best intro in the series and one of the best intro's in gaming of all time. Definitely could use the graphical boost the other's got.

A prediction for two years from now is that they'll re-remake the original Resident Evil. It'll be the only one left of the originals (PS1-GC era games) that will have had yet to get the treatment. 2026 will also be the 30th anniversary of the series, so if you're going to remake a title that's already been remade... that would be the time to do it.

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Modern Video Games / Re: May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 30, 2024, 08:12:53 am »
I have my staple of games that would get me excited, should they be announced, but this late in the game, I'm not going to hold my breath for them.

1. Uncharted continuation (possible)
2. Dino Crisis Remake (Capcom is still focused on RE games)
3. Shenmue 4 (Yu Suzuki recently stated he hasn't even started on it)
4. Warhawk

Then I'd still enjoy updates on the following already announced games:

1. Mass Effect 5 (probably won't happen until N7 day)
2. Instinction (possible)
3. New Tomb Raider (possible -- we're 2 years away from the series 30th anniversary)
4. Witcher 4 or 1 Remake (unlikely)

So that's 8-9 potential avenues that will make me feel this wasn't a complete waste of a show. There's also the possibility they could show something not on my list that looks interesting (doubtful). We'll see what happens. The kids loved Astrobot so I'll probably get that for them, but it's far more difficult to get me excited for anything anymore.

I'm still very much considering PS5 could be my last game system.

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Modern Video Games / May 30th Playstation State of Play
« on: May 29, 2024, 02:17:59 pm »
It's the start of the season of game announcements. Looks like Sony is going first with their 30 min State of Play they announced for tomorrow... May 30th.

The State of Play will begin at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST | May 31 12am CEST / 7am JST.

Let the predictions begin!

The one thing that's a good possibility is the rumored new Astrobot game. Aside from that, I expect nothing. Why? This generation has been abysmal in terms of generation exclusive games that are worth my while... or at least that caught my attention enough to warrant a purchase. The only current gen exclusive titles I've purchased are:

A Plague Tale Requiem
Star Wars: Jedi Survivor
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Helldivers 2

That's an average of one good generation exclusive game per year for the PS5.  :-\

Hopefully that changes soon.

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With the lack of anything really grabbing my attention on the horizon, and the massive sale on PSN, I went ahead and grabbed Everreach - Project Eden (PS4). It had been on my list as the trailer makes it look like a C grade version of Mass Effect, and I figured I'd give it a shot as it was $2.50. I might get around to playing it after I complete God of War Ragnarok.


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General / Re: IGN just acquired a ton of their competitors
« on: May 27, 2024, 11:39:30 am »
none of these conservative outlets would be able to "silence" the opinions (whatever that means) of those opposite to them.[/font]

I appreciate the clarification. By "silence", I mean deleting postings and banning users who express an "unpopular" opinion... even in a respectful way. If others aren't able to even read opposing viewpoints, which is the goal of any totalitarian system... then it would most certainly appear as though an opposing viewpoint is in the minority.

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General / Re: IGN just acquired a ton of their competitors
« on: May 27, 2024, 10:55:54 am »

I didn't ignore it. I clearly addressed it. Your point was that sites being left leaning and political makes them untrustworthy. That was your point, and I addressed it as such.

First off, that was not my point. My point was that a leftist controlled site eating up other leftist controlled sites won't have an impact on the readers. Regardless, they'll still have the same opinion pushed at them.

Second, I'm glad you don't trust reviews on any of these sites. Kudos.


Search for the latest major "controversy" in gaming news. For example, you'll have luck when searching news for the upcoming game Assassin's Creed Shadows regarding its protagonist. Similar to what tripredacus explained, this is more like "on the streets" reporting since these channels are largely independent, although I'm sure a considerable amount are sponsored. Regardless, these channels certainly have dedicated audiences.

I appreciate you confirming that there is no conservative gaming outlet capable of silencing opinions they don't like.

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