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  1. Majora

    Maniac

    Been pretty surprised at the massive lack of interest in this. Emma Stone, Sally Fields and Justin Theroux is a killer cast (sorry Jonah Hill, you're usually alright too), Fukanaga is a fantastic director, the trailers look visually sumptuous, it's generally reviewed very well and the concept is really intriguing. But no-one seems to give a flying fuck. I always find it fascinating how some Netflix Originals take off and some just tank, almost regardless of pedigree or reviews.
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    Telltale Games closing

    I don't really want to start yet another discussion about this forum's obsession with megathreads in this topic but all the discussion was already happening elsewhere so I was hoping a mod would split it. Burying big industry news in a vaguely titled 9 year old thread is something I don't see happen elsewhere but it seems to be engrained in this forum's behaviour to search out ancient threads and bury actual interesting, current news in them.
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    Telltale Games closing

    I was going to say, it's ridiculous that news this big gets buried in a 9 year old megathread. This forum's approach to news is so weird. Anyway, although I stopped bothering with The Walking Dead after Season 1, I feel really bad for anyone who saw it all through and won't get to see the end of Clementine's story. Also, much as I liked the game, why the hell were they planning to make a second season of The Wolf Amongst Us if the first season lost money? Makes no sense.
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    PS4 Pro

    Wha? Is there actually a rear USB port on the Pro? How embarrassing.
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    PS4 Pro

    My Pro isn't that much noisier than my One X to be honest, although it sounds like I may have gotten lucky when I read other people's comments. I have a white Pro, I wonder if that makes the slightest difference. The thing that bugs me the most about the Pro is the USB ports being on the front so there's a permanent cable running from the front to my external hard drive that you can't hide.
  6. The research lab missions kind of make me laugh. They always start off like some edutainment mission about the benefits of air filtration or something, and then immediately turn into a race against the clock to stop DEADLY pigeons/radio waves/pollution clouds from KILLING THE ENTIRE CITY IN THREE MINUTES. It's the very definition of 'well that escalated quickly.' Never mind the super villains, the most pressing dangers in the city are genuinely in the research labs.
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    PS4 Pro

    Naughty Dog have actually been quite disappointing with the Pro improvements. Lost Legacy on Pro just bumped the resolution up from 1080p to 1440p, literally nothing else changed. The Pro generally isn't powerful to bump up a 1080p game on the base machine to native 4k on Pro. If you want that you want the One X really.
  8. I agree to an extent, which is why I'm happy to do all the bases which are basically one round of stealth followed by four waves of combat. Doing all the crimes just feels like a bridge too far for me when there's probably over 100 in total and I might have done 20-30. I just can't help but feel like I'd rather spend that gaming time doing something else rather than swinging around for hours doing the same thing over and over, no matter how good the combat is. But horses for courses, I don't really play games like DMC or Bayonetta because I don't really like games with a relentless combat focus, I like a mixture of story and exploration etc
  9. I would probably go for 100% if not for all the crimes you have to do. I've collected all the backpacks, done all the landmarks and am not a million miles away on the others. But doing 20 crimes per district which seem to be the same 4 mission types over and over again doesn't strike me as a productive use of my gaming time.
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    Crazy Rich Asians

    I thought it was deeply mediocre, especially for a movie with a 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating. I do enjoy a good rom-com and that type of critical reception would lead one to believe that it can stand with the best of the genre but it can't. Not even close. Ultimately I wasn't really sure what it wanted to be. It wasn't consistently funny enough to be a good comedy and it wasn't compelling enough to be a good drama. I really wanted them to up the ante in either, or both, directions, but the majority of the movie was limp, milquetoast romance with just the occasional flash of wit and drama which only really heated up towards the very end. I found myself yearning for the female protagonist's friend to appear in nearly every scene because she brought an energy which was often lacking. Set-up after set-up ripe with potential for memorable comedy or drama came and went, mainly just...existing. The first meeting with the family at a lavish house party and the hedonistic hen and stag parties, to name two examples, just droned on without ever really amounting to anything much. Even when the drama element starting ramping up, I still felt I wanted to see so much more from the mother and her family. I wanted cold, I wanted calculating, I wanted manipulative. Instead I mainly got mild disgruntlement and aloofness, like the writers were afraid of turning the dial up to more than about 3. And that entire affair subplot should just have been cut entirely, I was honestly confused for a while about who those characters even were and why we should care. We can't have seen them for more than a couple of minutes before the affair is discovered, how can you have any investment in characters you barely even know? It would be an ok background watch on Netflix but I do regret actually paying to go and see it at the cinema.
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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider sold 52,000 copies week one in the UK. Spiderman has sold 300,000 copies in two weeks in the UK. I think this is the point at which you take the loss for your prediction, ain't no digital sales making up for that.
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    The Worst Videogame Article Ever Written

    Read the first third properly and then skimmed the rest. Really pompous, unpleasant style of writing and the points he was making seemed proposterous. Don't know if it's the worst ever but pretty bad, yeah.
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    Nintendo Direct - 13th September (11 PM BST, 12 AM CEST)

    There's just barely any market for $60 racing games in 2018 compared to the past. The exceptions are Mario/Sonic Kart which at least partly sell on the strength of the characters and franchises, hardcore racing fans wet dreams like Gran Turismo and Forza, and open world games like The Crew and Forza Horizon. The arcade racing game genre is basically dead. Wave Race would absolutely, positively not do well as a $60 title anymore, I don't know why people still cling to that. If it were to ever come back it would have to be a budget eShop release. There is perhaps a little more hope for F-Zero. Captain Falcon is well known because of Smash and it could be an amazing graphical showcase these days. But futuristic racers haven't been popular for years which is why the Wipeout series is basically dead, a series which was far more popular than F Zero at its peak. But I think Nintendo are probably correct in the assumption that it's not worth pouring time and money into the arcade futuristic racing genre these days, even if F Zero would stand a better chance than most.
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    Xbox One X

    On my LG you have to enable something like 'HDMI Deep Colour Output' or something equally obtuse sounding in the general settings menu to enable HDR on that input. God knows why it isn't simply enabled by default.
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    Nintendo Direct - 13th September (11 PM BST, 12 AM CEST)

    At least with the new Doom it's going to be released on the same day as the other versions. That's way more effort than any other AAA publishers are making.
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