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  1. Anyone keeping up with Agents of Shield?

    Dunno about any connections to AoS (I thought I heard there wasn't?) but I don't believe Inhumans is nearly as bad as all the critics are saying. While I've only seen the first episode so far, I thought it was pretty decent and am looking forward to watching the rest once all of my other ongoing shows go on hiatus until next year.
  2. Would love to get Cuphead for $15 as well; I think there's a chance we may see it at that price in December. As for the sale, I'll have to doublecheck and see what's there, but I may not end up getting anything because I don't have a XBLG sub right now.
  3. While it isn't QUITE the trailer I wanted, it is... adorable, I guess, haha. Will be nice to have The Incredibles back in a new movie, though from the teaser it looks like there won't be any time skip (no older kids or anything)? I'm kinda surprised given that other movies (like Toy Story 3) did do the time skip and make Andy older, and it seemed like addressing the kids as teens would have been the next natural theme to tackle for the movie.
  4. Kinda back? Sure, let's go with that!

    Yeah, it's been crazy to watch Resetera overtake GAF this last month or so. Good on them for putting their feet down on trolls and generally bad people/discussion.
  5. Every month, NPD Group -- a market research company -- releases a list of the top 20 best-selling video games and, usually, it's pretty predictable. However, October's NPD top 20 list is a bit surprising on a few fronts. The #1 top-selling game was Middle Earth: Shadow of War, with Assassins' Creed: Origins, Super Mario Odyssey, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole rounding out the next three spots respectively. No surprise there. Then things get interesting. Destiny 2 came in at #9, below the likes of highly popular sports games like NBA 2K18 and FIFA 18. Forza Motorsport 7 (at #10) managed to beat out Gran Turismo Sport (which came in at #11); the latter of which is clearly losing its hold on the racing genre, at least in the US. But perhaps the biggest surprise on the list is that Bethesda's two major releases for the month, The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, both ended up outside of the top 10 and barely within the top 75 percentile of the list. What does this mean for Bethesda? It's too early to say for now considering the games might have a better long tail than its launch numbers signify, but it is alarming to see Bethesda's recent games continuing to disappoint sales-wise. Whether this may impact their studios or their current methods of achieving profit -- perhaps a greater emphasis on microtransactions is in order -- remains to be seen. Also notable is Fire Emblem Warriors managing to snag a spot on the NPD list at #17. It was unlikely that it would place super high on the list due to the high amount of big AAA titles out in October, so its appearance is nice to see, even if it isn't the sales juggernaut some would have hoped. Source: NPD [via Jason Schreier] Are you surprised The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus didn't land in the top 10?
  6. If you're interested in getting one still, Walmart will have the SNES Classic at 11am PT/2pm ET today. Not sure if that includes online as well?

  7. In case you weren't aware, The Game Awards nominations for this year are now up. You can get to the site by clicking the link below. http://thegameawards.com/awards/ Most of the nominations aren't too surprising, especially for Game of the Year, but there are a few I'm a little surprised at. I didn't think PUBG would be up for consideration given that it's still an Early Access title. The Best Handheld Game section is 3DS-only titles, which makes the PS Vita look downright grim at the moment. Mario Odyssey and Zelda are up for most of the biggest non-genre awards, which is kind of neat considering Nintendo games often get the shaft. At any rate, all of the games nominated are pretty deserving in their own right. Which games are you voting for? And is there anything that surprised you about any of the categories and their nominations?
  8. Another year, another Atelier game from Koei Tecmo. Their tradition of releasing a new game annually continues with the release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings in 2018. It will serve as the final entry in the "Mysterious" series while also celebrating the franchise's 20th Anniversary. Atelier Lydie & Suelle follows the titular twins as they discover and visit other worlds by jumping into mysterious paintings. They also discover that the paintings hold the residual thoughts of their deceased mother. Each world holds a different stylized location, which should help breathe some life into the game's art direction and make it feel more different and varied than usual. Also making appearances in this title are characters from previous Atelier games: namely, Firis, Liane, Sophie, Plachta, and Ilmeria. Pre-ordering the physical game will net you some DLC costumes inspired by prior Atelier protagonists Marie and Erie in addition to battle-themed music and an item set of useful alchemy ingredients. If you pre-order digitally within four weeks of release, you'll get access to two custom themes. Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is set to release on March 27, 2018, on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam. Source: Press Release Are you looking forward to this next Atelier game?
  9. What have you seen recently and what did you think?

    Was this your first time seeing it? I still haven't seen it from start to finish, but I've seen pretty much all of the scenes at one point or another, so I can piece the movie together, ha. That, and I played through the LEGO game of it.
  10. Atlus is gearing up for the new year with a new trailer and release date for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology -- an expanded port of the original game that came out on the Nintendo DS back in 2010. Perfect Chronology's newest trailer details the 'White Chronicle' -- the game's key item that allows its user to move freely through history and alter the course of events. Throughout the course of the game, you'll use it to determine how things unfold and travel to different multiverses. There's also quite a lot that's been added to this new version of the game, including voice-acting, redesigned character art, a new opening animation (produced by A-1 Pictures), new theme song, event illustrations, five new tracks from Yoko Shimomura, and added difficulty settings. Atlus also included new story content in the form of new character "Nemesia" and a third timeline that explores some of his actions through "What If" scenarios. You can either access this right away through the new "Perfect" mode or play "Append" mode in order to play through the original story first before the New Game+ content is accessible. Last but not least, if you pre-order the game in North America, you'll be getting the "Launch Edition" of the game which includes an art book and a decal set representing the key characters in the story. European fans will be getting just the art book tucked into the game's case at launch. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is set to release in 2018 on February 13 in North America and February 16 in Europe on the 3DS. Source: Press Release Are you looking forward to Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology?
  11. Anyone keeping up with Agents of Shield?

    Thanks for posting this; I haven't seen it yet. Will be interesting to see where the show goes now that they're in space this season. I wonder who the big bad will be? Also, I still need to finish Inhumans, lol.
  12. It's official: Respawn Entertainment -- known for the Titanfall series -- has been bought by Electronic Arts for over $400 million. The move was precipitated by an offer that was made by Nexon -- which published a mobile Titanfall game -- to acquire the studio. Apparently, EA had a clause with Respawn where it had first right of refusal, giving them the opportunity to buy Respawn before Nexon did. Also worth noting: EA shut down Visceral Games just a few weeks ago, and while there are reports as to why it happened, this may be another wrinkle to the whole situation. Kotaku's Jason Schreier laid out the timeline of events on Twitter, and it's not hard to conclude that EA being pressed into buying Respawn might have been one of the biggest factors that went into Visceral's closure. So why was it necessary for EA to buy Respawn, aside from the studio being a talented developer? Schreier pointed out that it was likely in large part because Respawn owns the Titanfall IP, which is fairly valuable to EA considering that they published the series' first two entries. In other news, it was also announced that Respawn is now working on a new Titanfall game and a VR title. These are in addition to a Star Wars game that's in development, so the studio has its hands quite full these days. Considering Titanfall 2 came out last year, it's likely we won't see any of these games for another year or two at least. Source: Fortune What are your thoughts on EA buying Respawn Entertainment?
  13. You mean Zelda and Mario? I mean, I get that ARMS is a newer IP, but that, Splatoon 2, Mario + Rabbids, and Fire Emblem Warriors are no slouches in their own right. Honestly, compared to most consoles' first year, this is a pretty amazing year 1 first-party lineup.
  14. Telltale Games announced today that its company would be undergoing a restructuring and as a result is losing 25% of its workforce, which works out to 90 of its employees being let go. Telltale CEO Pete Hawley made the following comment regarding the layoffs: "Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years. The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve, as well, reorienting our organization with a focus on delivering fewer, better games with a smaller team. I'd like to express our respect for all the contributions that these incredibly talented artists, storytellers and more have made to this company, and that this decision is in no way a reflection on the quality or dedication of their work. We have made available our full career assistance services to help our affected colleagues and friends - and their families - navigate this difficult transition as quickly as possible." No specific reason has been given for the cutbacks other than the restructuring, though Telltale mentioned that the reduction would not affect the production of games that have already been announced. The company also stated that it intends to move internal development over to "more proven technologies that will fast-track innovation in its core products as it works with new partners to bring its games to new audiences." Game Podunk wishes the best to those affected by the layoffs. Source: GamesIndustry Does it surprise you to hear that Telltale is cutting back?
  15. This is either good news or bad news depending on how you look at it. Basically, the news is this: according to CNBC, Fox is looking to sell a large part of their business (everything but sports and news, I believe), and Disney was one of the companies that it had held talks with. Apparently, those talks are no longer active right now. At the moment, it doesn't look like anything could happen, but if they were, it means the X-Men and Fantastic Four would be returned to Disney/Marvel. The downside? Disney would become even more of an entertainment monopoly/juggernaut, potentially being bad news for customers/fans because they could raise prices for the biggest properties everyone loves. Interesting side note: if you hadn't heard previously, Disney is raising the percentage rate of returns they make on Star Wars: The Last Jedi from theaters. Traditionally, movie distributors like Disney get a 55% cut, but they're raising the rate to 65% for TLJ, and that could be catastrophic for some theaters. Also, they're demanding each theater show TLJ on their largest screen for at least four weeks. If not, the theaters get hit with a 5% penalty. As of this moment, some theaters are fighting back, opting not to show the movie at all. But if the majority give in to the demands, Disney stands to make a ton more money than they usually do. What do you guys make of this? Would you want to see FOX sold to Disney?
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