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  1. The From Software game Tenchu Z? The one Microsoft published? That Tenchu Z?
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    Telltale Games closing

    It may be different in the US but whenever I've heard of companies going into administration/bankruptcy part of the process is that an outside party comes and takes over running what's left of the company. The tweet today presumably came from the administrator in an attempt to try and stop people asking for refunds from Steam/Sony etc. on season passes for the current run of Walking Dead games. A completed season four of the Clementine story has some value for a company while a half season doesn't.
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    Telltale Games closing

    Would outsourcing it be far cheaper considering it's mostly built using Telltales own tools? I'd imagine the simplest and quickest option is to get a deal in place for the people working on it to get it finished and get the game out the door as quickly as possible so it has some worth to the likes of Warner.
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    Telltale Games closing

    If you were part of the team already working on The Walking Dead then surely taking a short term contract (8-12 weeks) to finish off the game while you look for employment elsewhere is better than having no income coming in while living in one of the most expensive cities in the USA?
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    I'm going to out on a limb here and say that there's absolutely no way that Sony haven't already sorted out what the 20 games included with this thing are and that any negotiations with publishers were finished ages ago. They'll have come up with a marketing plan about when to announce the rest of the games. We'll get more titles announced at events like Paris Games Week.
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    Telltale Games closing

    For the last two and a half years, and for at least another six months, my job has been based around going through the software tools my employer has used for years and rebuilding them in a way where the whole system keeps working once the changes are implemented and also documenting things properly. The biggest issue is that original software was coded by a so-called genius who didn't believe in labelling their work and also used massively unconventional solutions. This means that an awful lot of my time has been spent just trying to figure out how in the holy hell the software worked before I could even begin to figure out how to replace it with something more standard. The two "luxuries" I have is that the genius is no longer with the company so I've been chucking huge amounts of their work in the bin and also the fact the system had gotten so unwieldy that the rollout of new features stopped for 12 months. In the case of Telltales engine neither of those luxuries appear to have been available. They've constantly been trying to upgrade the engine to support more platforms and better performance. The bigger issue seems to have been that the original coder got a higher position within the company and was overly protective of his baby to the point of being an impediment towards efforts to improve it. Some coders get overly attached to work they've done and ego gets in the way when a better/more modern solution is on the cards. Based on the Polygon story from earlier this year that certainly seems to have been the case at Telltale.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Rayman will probably be on there.
  8. Headhunter was a more interesting game to me than MGS2 which felt like too much of a retread of the first game. In general I've never gotten the love for MGS2. Try to ignore the sequel though, they mucked that up.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Wasn't what I was saying at all. I'm talking specifically about getting one to hack. There's better solutions out there if you want emulators on your TV. This is a cool little gadget and I can completely understand buying one based on what you get in the box. Buying one so you can sideload something like FIFA 98 just seems pointless when you can already do that elsewhere.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    I've never understood the appeal of hacking stuff like this or the NES classic. Just get something like a Shield TV if you want an emulator box. There's a ton of emulators on Android, it's far simpler to get working and you won't mess up your warranty. I wish Nvidia would release an updated version that'd take Dolphin from just about usable into absolutely glorious like the PC version.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    App Escape was the best game Sony made for the PS1 so it not being on a PS1 classic is a bit of a bummer.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    I'm guessing it's just some bog standard part from the likes of Rockchip.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I'm just going on what's said in this Ars Technica story. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/switchs-replica-nes-controllers-only-work-with-emulated-nes-games/
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    Nintendo Switch

    Obviously using it for something like BOTW would be pointless but what's the benefit of not letting games that could work perfectly well on the NES controller support it? Sonic Mania would be fine on the NES pad, possibly better depending on how good the D-Pad is but the developers apparently can't offer that option. Seems a pointless restriction.
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    Nintendo Switch

    We're paying for it through the 30% cut Microsoft/Valve etc. take of any content sold on their platform.
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