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Robin Taylor
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Posted: 04 June 2018 at 9:11am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Update that I am completely obsessed with State of Decay 2. It is insanely repetitive as a management sim with zombies but boy howdy, when a colony gets going and your people don't die all at once, it is very satisfying.

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Sounds like fun!  Wish I could play it, but it's Xbox exclusive.  Ah well, those Xbox only players missed out on the most excellent PS4 exclusive HORIZON: ZERO DAWN so I think the scales are equal!  
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Speaking of exclusivity, I am dismayed that SEA OF THIEVES is available only on the Xbox One (I own a PS4). 
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State of Decay and Sea of Thieves are both on PC and that is apparently the best version. Xbox Ones will discounted at E3 allegedly so it might be a good time to get one

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I don't do Microsoft. On principle. ;-) 
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Sea of Thieves is from Rare, who are wholly owned by Microsoft, so that's very unlikely to come to the PS4!

I'm really pleased to see Rare have another big hit on their hands, having played and loved their games since the NES days in the late 80s, I'd hate to see them go the way of Lionhead, whom Microsoft shuttered a few years back.


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I think E3 this week will see Microsoft acquiring and announcing new first party stuff because their line up has been very thin for a couple years.

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I think Sony has been crushing it in that regard.  Right now is the standard fallow period until the fall when titles come out for holiday sales, but I'm hard pressed to find a time where there isn't something I want to pop in and tackle on PS4.
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Posted: 12 June 2018 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Here's a 'video game' for ya:

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Boy E3 has been something this year.

EA's conference was a big ball of nothing other than Battlefield 5 won't have loot boxes which is great. That's a terrible trend that may be already on it's last legs.

Microsoft knocked it out of the park with a massive show centered on 2019 deliveries of lots and lots of games. Gears 5 I could care less about but Gears Tactics looked cool. Ori was one of my favorite games of the last few years so the sequel looks fantastic and I am deep into digging State of Decay 2. MS seems very determined to catch up to the caliber of games Sony has been releasing for the last few years.

Gamepass looks like Microsoft's big play for the future by boiling the gamer frog into buying into services rather than games. I am using gamepass to play SoD2 and thus far it has cost $12 all in. 

The Bethesda conference was a blast, and I am very into Rage 2, Doom Eternal, and the Wolfenstein 2 expansion Young Blood. Fallout 76 looks interesting as essentially a multi-player only survival game.

Square Enix's conference was snore for me, other than Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which was immediately upstaged later that day by Last of Us 2 at Sony.

Ubisoft's presentation was the goofy clusterfuck it is every year, with some interesting games. Like Far Cry 5, the Division 2 looks to be a game that might have accidentally been extremely relevant but is tone deaf. Assassin's Creed reaches farther away from Assassin's or Templars, past Origins in Egypt to Ancient Greece.  I love these games so I will likely get this one either way.

Anyone see anything else that got you pumped? Like the second half of the Xbox 360 generation, it seems like all platforms are hitting their strides and really making amazing games.

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I didn't watch but am always excited about more Fallout. I haven't played multi-player on line stuff since Diablo 3 in 2001 so I don't know how I feel about it but more Fallout to explore is pretty GOOD with me.

I'm also in for Last of Us 2 sight unseen.
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Out soon:


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Great console and home to one of my favourites:


Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure!

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If you are a fan of the Mega Drive there's this brilliant book Robbie:


Megadrive/Genesis collected works. It even contains the original design documents for the console.


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Thank you very much!

More of a Master System fan, myself, but the Mega Drive is cool! :)
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The game on my next play list is Total War: Three
Kingdoms.

After that I may play some of the Kingdom Come
Deliverance DLC that makes the game fresh again.

After that, it may be a long wait to Cyberpunk 2077.
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Posted: 18 June 2018 at 9:05am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Here's a scoop of bullshit from the World Health Organisation:


Gotta love how these organisations, politicians and media love to put everyone in a box and label them. 
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Posted: 18 June 2018 at 10:59am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I have always been super curious about Total War games but have never jumped in. Given the colony management was my favourite part of State of Decay 2 I suspect I would dig on it.

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