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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Yeah that's basically it. Seasons offers more stuff on top of the regular stuff, though most of it is tied to Adventure mode there's no reason to start a regular game over Seasons.
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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    You need to be online when you log in to a seasonal character, but if you lose connection after you can keep playing. So logging in before you go out and putting it in sleep mode will be fine when you're out and about, for example.
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    Edge #326 | Devil May Cry 5

    Looks like a demonic Trunki.
  4. Seems harsh to call Blizzard unambitious when it comes to their development. In 2014 they launched Hearthstone, in 2015 Heroes of the Storm and in 2016 they launched Overwatch, all new IP titles in new genres. StarCraft 2's final release was only in 2015. They have multiple unannounced projects that may even include new IP in the works, and all whilst supporting 4 or 5 major titles consistently. Quality wise there are certainly questions you can ask (and I regularly do), but I think on the whole they do a pretty good job. There are certainly very few developers who could compare.
  5. I apologise for not having grown cynical and bitter, NEG, the world certainly needs more of both. I'm not blind to the negative aspects of modern Blizzard. In my social circle I'm almost certainly the most negative when it comes to the way Blizzard handle continued development of several of their big IPs, but there's a difference between the kind of polite disapproval I share with friends or that Harsin refers to at the conference, and the kind of divisive stuff we're seeing being pushed by not just fringe elements, but large personalities like Boogie and co. on Youtube and social media, painting this event as a grand betrayal of the fans. A spit in the face of gamers coming from lazy, greedy devs - none of which is true. Maybe I am being melodramatic, but I find the whole cycle exhausting and I don't even work on these games. For those who do, it must be pretty shit.
  6. Ah okay, I mistook all the dev abuse and talk of betrayals and stuff as being more than a quick lol. My bad.
  7. I've been a fan of Blizzard for a long, long time. I waited twelve years for a new StarCraft, I waited 12 years for a new Diablo and I've been waiting 16 years for a new WarCraft (three games that, incidentally, only got one expansion each). In that time I've seen them try many different things, from creating the worlds most successful MMO with World of WarCraft and probably the worlds most successful card game with Hearthstone, the immensely popular Overwatch and the less popular Heroes of the Storm, to their failed projects like WarCraft Adventures and StarCraft Ghost. They're one of the most consistently successful developers in the world, and it's incredible how little trust those decades of consistency have bought them. There are many powerfully embarrassing Gamer reactions every year, but this is by far one of the most ludicrous and disappointing.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I'm playing on the X in 1080p and it does get pretty dark in some circumstances, though under the moonlight it's always quite light: I had trouble chasing down a bounty earlier as he jumped into a river in a ravine where there wasn't a lot of light at all due to the shadows, it was tough to see anything, but sadly I didn't take any shots at the time. I thought the stars looked alright: This is an odd game. There's a definite period of adjustment with it, as it's very happy to do its own thing and expects you to get on board. The controls aren't fantastic, but they aren't terrible either. They're serviceable and work well within the context of what the game is generally asking you to do. I quite like the way it feels, stuff has a sense of weight and momentum which is quite rare in games. I understand why people don't like it, just as they didn't in The Witcher 3 prior to those controls being changed, but personally I'm good with it. I was a little concerned after the tutorial, but I do think I'm falling for the game at this point. The more I play it the more I like it, with my improved skill levels smoothing over some of the early annoyances, alongside better equipment and a deeper understanding of how the systems actually work. I can see how, after 60+ hours with it, a lot of the initial frustrations can be forgiven in favour of the whole. Even with its issues, it's proving to be a deeply engaging experience.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Not quite figured out holding people up yet, but you can pay your bounty at the post office. Should be marked with a little envelope symbol on the map in towns.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    This is bizarre. If you're constantly campaigning for workers rights, maybe instead of attacking people showing an interest in the cause you could share the benefits of your experience and help people take meaningful action? Maybe you could use incidents like this and the media attention it attracts to bolster your own efforts, instead of hand waving it away as something nobody cares about and cannot do anything to change?
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I do. Cheers.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    He isn't bad, just less consistently good, in my opinion. He can actually be very good in certain situations, but his range seems smaller than Kassandra.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I've sunk a good few hours into this now and I'm really enjoying it. I was a big fan of the more sombre, grounded tone of Origins so there was a small adjustment required coming into this, which is initially a much lighter experience, but things have evened out over time. I've tried out both characters and Kassandra is definitely my favourite, her performance has a lot more nuance to it and feels more appropriate in a wider range of situations. Alexios has some outstanding lines, particularly when being menacing or condescending, but his overall delivery is a lot less consistent. In terms of gameplay it's very similar to Origins, though I've found it to be a little quicker and more aggressive, possibly due to the increased speed and lack of a shield. In terms of content, however, this game is extraordinarily generous. Not only is the map huge, it's absolutely packed with genuinely interesting places to explore and side missions to pursue. I've been very wary of the comparisons to Witcher 3 and the likes, but this isn't a million miles off and that alone is a stunning achievement for a franchise that felt like it had run its course just a couple of years ago. To comment on the supposed "gimping" of the game, I've not experienced anything like that at all! I tend to do a lot of side stuff in any RPG so maybe that's why, but for me it feels like a relatively well balanced game when it comes to levelling.
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    Nintendo Direct - 13th September (11 PM BST, 12 AM CEST)

    True. It'll have only been six years since the last mainline entry by the time this one comes out. That's so short it barely even counts as time.

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