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  1. Insomniac has a new logo! What do you guys think? I like it, but some people are on the warpath about them changing from the old moon logo. xD

     

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      AAAH! A TINY, MINUTE CHANGE THAT DOESN'T AFFECT ME IN ANY WAY! THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL!!

       

      (but for realz, it's nice. I see what they were going for and they did it just fine)

  2. Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is underway this week in Japan, and last night Sony held their annual pre-TGS press conference to showcase new games and other announcements. While there were a host of new games announced, one very big piece of news was also revealed: Monster Hunter: World's release date. Capcom mentioned the game would be releasing sooner than most people probably realized: January 26, 2018. This effectively makes it the first big AAA game release of 2018, and is also sure to make Monster Hunter fans pretty happy to boot. Also announced were Digital Deluxe and physical Collector's Edition versions of the game alongside the standard version; pre-orders for all three start today. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the digital game, plus additional customizable options that can be used in-game: a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, plus an extra face paint and hair style option for the hunter. As for the North American version of the physical Collector's Edition, it includes a physical copy of the game, voucher for the additional customizable options from the Digital Deluxe Edition (a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, plus an extra face paint and hair style option for the hunter), a 32 page hardcover art book, high-quality flagship monster statue, and digital soundtrack code, all for $149.99. Capcom also released a new trailer for the game, which can be seen below. Monster Hunter: World kicks off the hunt globally on January 26, 2018 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC version to follow sometime after. Source: Press Release Are you looking forward to Monster Hunter: World?
  3. Watchu Buyin' September 2017 Edition

    Roy's our boy! I've been hoping someone would try out Infinite so we could get an idea of where it stands, quality-wise.
  4. Similar to the thread about your favorite RPG music, I'm a bit of a music rut, so here's another one! So many games have great ending/credit themes -- whether it be because they're catchy and just generally a good song, or because they have a great reflective quality on the game itself -- so let's hear some of your favorites! Here are some of mine: It's mostly the first 30 seconds or so that really give me the feels (and it's 'anime' as heck) but I like the song overall too. Really feels like a good closing theme for the entire series as well considering that this was the trilogy finisher. It's technically not the "ending/credits theme, but this song does play either before or after the credits, if I remember correctly. While not serious in any capacity, it's a fun sort-of wrap-up song, and it's neat to see the villains collaborating as well to sort of tie the whole cast together for one final send-off as a thank you to the player for playing. Definitely by far the most serious of the themes I've posted in this thread, "Symphonic Poem - Hope" is a really cool suite of different songs that play in succession during the credits of Final Fantasy XII. It starts off super somber in the intro for the first minute or so, as almost a reflection of the tragedy and losses of war experienced in the game, before it rolls out into a triumphant crescendo and then further into another upbeat song that ends on a nice note. One of my favorite ending themes in a game by far. This one might sound like a weird collection of noises if you're not familiar with the Metroid or Metroid Prime series in particular, but it's a pretty cool one imo. Basically, it's a sort of expansion/remix on the intro theme, but branches out into its own sort of rendition toward the end; my favorite part starts at 2:29. Overall, the music is super alien and out there, but it's a perfect fit for the series because... well, that's what it's about! Super light-hearted song, but wow, what an ending to a great game. The whole parade sequence really makes for a satisfying conclusion to the whole story, and it's a fun send-off for the game's characters as well. If you've never played Journey before, I recommend playing it first before listening to this. Honestly? No words. An amazing, beautiful song that's super somber and reflective of the experience Journey provides. Austin Wintory is a masterful composer. So which ending/credits themes do you like the most? Let us know below!
  5. Watchu Buyin' September 2017 Edition

    Forgot to add A Hat in Time to my list. I'm also super interested in that.
  6. Switch versions of NBA 2K18 are visually impressive

    Thaaaaaat's pretty insane, especially for a Switch title. Wow. Hope anyone buying that opts for a 128 or 160GB card.
  7. It's been a whopping seven years since pinball-extraordinaire Zen Studios released Pinball FX2 on Xbox 360, and about five years since its PSN and eShop equivalent, Zen Pinball 2. But now the studio is merging things back together for their next release, Pinball FX3, as it'll be known on all platforms. For those of you who've bought pinball tables in the past, the good news is that most of them will be updated, imported, and playable for free on Pinball FX3. The only tables not coming are the following: South Park Pinball 2 Table Pack Street Fighter Pinball Ninja Gaiden Pinball Plants vs. Zombies Pinball Ms. Splosion Man Pinball Apparently, this has to do with expiring licenses. But again, everything else is good to go! Also, to go along with Pinball FX3's release, Zen Studios is releasing a new set of tables called Universal Classics, which include three tables that are based on Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the Back to the Future trilogy. Check out the trailer for the Jaws table below. Pinball FX3 will be available as a free download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 26 along with the release of the Universal Classics table pack (which is will be available as paid DLC). Source: Press Release Will you be checking out Pinball FX3?
  8. Many of you probably know who Emily Rogers is on Twitter. She shared a few links to NeoGAF posts that compared screenshots of the newest sports games on Switch to that of the PS4 and PS3. And honestly? The Switch version looks pretty impressive for a portable. Like NeoGAF brought out, the Switch version (above) is missing the cloth details (such as folds and animation), but aside from that it's a decent looking version overall. Miles ahead of PS3, which is nice to see. Here's a few more screenshots of NBA 2K18 on Switch. What do you guys think? It's obviously not as detailed as PS4 and XB1 will be, but for a handheld it's still pretty impressive, imo.
  9. Alright folks, the Fall gaming deluge is upon us. Though August was a busier month than normal (for an August), September looks to be opening the floodgates for great games. Here's a look at the biggest games out this month. Sept 5 Knack 2 (PS4) Sept 6 Destiny 2 (PS4, XB1) Sept 8 Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) Sept 12 Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PC, PS4, XB1) Ys: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4, PS Vita) Sept 14 Divinity: Original Sin II (PC) Sept 15 Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, PS4, XB1) Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) NBA Live 18 (PS4, XB1) NHL 18 (PS4, XB1) Sept 19 Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (PC, PS4, XB1) NBA 2K18 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) Sept 21 Steamworld Dig 2 (Switch, PC) *PS4 and Vita versions on 26th Sept 22 The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) Pokken Tournament DX (Switch) Project Cars 2 (PC, PS4, XB1) Sept 26 Blue Reflection (PS4, PC) Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, PS Vita, PC) FIFA 18 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) Ruiner (PC, PS4, XB1) Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (PS4) Total War: Warhammer 2 (PC) Sept 29 Cuphead (XB1, PC) Gundam Versus (PS4) Yokai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS) What I'm Buyin' Despite that massive list, the only two games I'm looking forward to digging into are Metroid: Samus Returns and Steamworld Dig 2 (aside from what I'm already playing from August). There's a few that I'm curious about (like MvC Infinite), but purchases on those can wait, especially since Black Friday is getting closer and closer. Not sure what the pricing is on Cuphead as well, but I may wait on that one. We'll see. WHAT ARE YOU BUYIN' THIS MONTH?
  10. Today's Nintendo Switch was quite a doozy. For 45 minutes, we watched as Nintendo announced game after game that would be coming to 3DS and Switch, and they definitely had their share of surprises, even if there may not have been a megaton. Here's a quick look at the biggest news coming out of the event if you missed it. Kirby Battle Royale announced for 3DS in 2018 Remember at the start of the year when Nintendo announced a multiplayer-focused Kirby game that would be coming later? Turns out it was delayed a tiny bit, and will instead be one of the first new 3DS games out in 2018 when it hits on January 19. Titled 'Kirby Battle Royale,' it's a single- and multiplayer-focused fighter that sees Kirby battling it out alongside other Kirbys (Kirbies?) in various modes. Mario Party: The Top 100 surprise announced for release in November on 3DS This was one that sort of came out of left field. Technically, it's not a full-fledged new Mario Party, but it does contain some of the series' best minigames to play through. And while it doesn't support online play, it does offer local download play, so you can play with three other friends on just one game cart. Mario Party: The Top 100 launches on Nov. 10 on 3DS. Minecraft is coming to 3DS too?? Okay, this one was legit surprising, especially considering that 3DS is in its twilight right now. Yes, Minecraft is coming to the handheld, but only the New Nintendo 3DS, not the original. This version features Survival and Creative modes, five skin packs, and two texture packs. Also surprising: the game actually released today, but only the digital version. A physical version is releasing at a later date. Atlus bringing the heat with four upcoming 3DS games When all is said and done with the 3DS, let everyone remember that Atlus was by far one of the biggest and most productive publishers on the handheld. Even in its late hour, the 3DS is getting four more RPGs from the Persona publisher, and they are as follows: The Alliance Alive Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux We've actually known about all four, and two of them are remakes/remixes of previous games, but it's still nice to know they're coming. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 finally has a confirmed release date, and it's coming before year's end And you thought it wouldn't make it this year! To be fair, I was iffy on whether it would release as well, but Nintendo assured as that all was good and well with the game as it will officially make landfall on the Switch on December. Also, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be getting a special edition that includes a sound selection CD, a special metal game case, and a 220-page hardbound art book all for $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller themed around the game will also be available for $74.99, and boy does it look snazzy. The Kirby Switch game is revealed as Kirby Star Allies Remember that Kirby game that was in development for Switch? It's now called Kirby Star Allies, and you'll be able to recruit up to three enemies as allies (with either friends playing or CPU) and mix abilities to create new powers. Did I mention that it looks like a continuation of Kirby's Return to Dreamland? Because it does, and that can only be a good thing. Anyhow, the game is coming to Switch in the Spring. BETHESDA IS BRINGING 'WHAT' TO SWITCH??? Easily one of the biggest surprises of the Direct, bar none, was the announcement that Bethesda would be bringing both DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the Switch. You heard that right, this is not a drill! DOOM will be arriving first this Fall, while Wolfenstein II will be releasing in 2018. Square Enix reveals more about Project Octopath Traveler Another game that got way too little screentime in the Nintendo Direct from earlier this year was Project Octopath Traveler, a curious yet beautiful game from the same developer that brought us Bravely Default. And, with a brand new video showcasing what the game is about, Square Enix dropped a bomb on everyone, revealing that the game looks pretty darn amazing. The developers have utilized a mix of 2D and 3D visuals to create a new aesthetic that they're referring to as HD 2D (huh), and you'll be able to choose one of eight different characters and play through their own unique story. Oh, and there's a demo on the eShop as we speak, so be sure to check it out and see what the fuss is all about. And it's coming in 2018. Yes, we know, Super Mario Odyssey still looks amazing (and why isn't it out yet?) At this point, if you're not convinced Super Mario Odyssey looks amazing, I'm not sure what else I can do. And I'm pretty sure I don't have to convince anyone else that's already looking forward to it, so I'll say that what they showed was -- once again -- pretty fantastic stuff, showcasing a few new worlds that you can expect to see, story details, and more. Be sure to check it out in the Nintendo Direct video above. Oh, and a Super Mario Odyssey-themed Switch bundle is in the works for this Fall, featuring special Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers, a special carrying-case, a Switch console, and a download code for the game all for a cool $379.99. Other news revealed Yeah, there was something other stuff announced too that wasn't quite as big as the stuff above, but if you want to hear about it, here we go: Splatoon 2 is getting new DLC soon, including the returning Kelp Dome stage, a new stage called Snapper Canal, and an extra-large Brella weapon. ARMS is adding new playable fighter Lola Pop by way of a new update today. Fire Emblem Warriors is getting a new character in the form of Lyndis (or 'Lyn'), the protagonist from Fire Emblem on GBA. Snipperclips Plus was announced as an expanded version of the original game, and it includes more than 30 new stages, new challenges, and new features. Existing owners can purchase the new content as DLC for $9.99. It's all coming on Nov. 10, and a physical version is in the works as well. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is arriving on Switch on Nov. 17. Dragon Quest Builders is coming to Switch in Spring 2018. NBA 2K18 is coming to Switch on Sept. 15. EA Sports FIFA 18 is coming to Switch on Sept. 29. WWE 2K18 is coming to Switch sometime soon. Square Enix's Lost Sphear is coming to Switch on Jan. 23. Flip Wars is getting a new update that adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, class matches, and a new online battle mode. Morphies Law, a new multiplayer shooter is launching first on Switch as a console exclusive this Fall. Arena of Valor, a free-to-start MOBA with a roster of more than 35 heroes, will be available for beta test this Winter on Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champion amiibo are all set to release on Nov. 10. Each character will unlock a special headgear for Link based on their Divine Beast. Further functionality will be detailed later. Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millonaire's Conspiracy is set to release on Oct. 6 on 3DS. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is set to release on 3DS in November. To watch the Nintendo Direct in full, check out the source link below. Source: Nintendo Direct What are your thoughts on the news from this Nintendo Direct?
  11. Okay, the good news is you shouldn't see any more spam messages in the updates since I've removed the option to post status updates for the "New Members" group. Instead, people in that group (the first group when you register an account) will need to make at least 19 posts before being promoted to "Member" and gaining the ability to post status updates.

  12. thatgamecompany finally reveals their next game, 'Sky'

    I don't believe there are any official specs yet, but I want to say that I think it's being developed for either the iPhone X or generation before it, which can handle some pretty decent gaming specs. It certainly won't look as good as if it were being developed for PC or Xbox One X, but I don't see why they couldn't uprez the textures and whatnot later on.
  13. thatgamecompany finally reveals their next game, 'Sky'

    They did mention it was "coming first" to iOS, but I can't imagine they wouldn't port it to consoles, PC, and handhelds later on. Gotta make dat money! So yeah, we'll get to play it eventually.
  14. Today's Apple event brought a lot of news and info with it, but perhaps the biggest headline for gamers was the announcement of Journey developer thatgamecompany's next game: Sky. The game was initially teased last Fall with an image of a candle lighting another candle, but now we know the game will seemingly follow in the same steps as Journey, if the teaser trailer for Sky is any indication. Not much is shown, but it does reveal that the player will control a character that's vaguely similar to the robed character from Journey, except this one has a cape-like clothing that might also be wings. The teaser ends with the character joining others of its kind and leaping off the floating island and flying into the sky. Notable industry insider Geoff Keighley sat down with thatgamecompany to discuss what the game was about, and creative director Jenova Chen mentioned that the key theme in this game is that of 'giving,' whereas in Journey it was more about connecting with people. Also interesting to note: Chen and his team decided to bring Sky to mobile platforms first because the biggest feedback he got from Journey was that lots of people that were new to gaming wanted to experience the game but didn't have a console, so to remedy that with Sky, the game is being brought to a platform that is most accessible to people. Hence, the release on mobile phones first. You can check out the full interview below. Sky doesn't have a release date just yet, but thatgamecompany says it's coming soon to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Source: thatgamecompany What are your first impressions of Sky?
  15. If you missed the news last week, Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) was yanked as writer and director of Star Wars Episode IX. Rumors say that it was because he was difficult to work with and was a dictator on set. Anyhoo, there was also word that Rian Johnson (currently the director of Episode VIII) would take over and direct one more movie, but today Lucasfilm made it official that JJ Abrams will be taking the reins for one last time. J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. My first thought upon seeing this was, "Oh, well I guess that makes sense." I mean, ideally Johnson would have been the best pick since the movie is picking up from where he left off, but reports say that he didn't want to do another one, likely because it's a herculean effort and he probably would want some time to rest (which, production has to start right away, pretty much). I think Abrams is a pretty solid pick; The Force Awakens was pretty good, but now we'll get to see if that was a fluke or if Abrams is the real deal and can deliver a Star Wars film that doesn't adhere to the same formula as a past movie in the franchise. What do you guys think of Abrams being the new director for Episode IX?
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