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« on: September 12, 2016, 04:31:16 PM »

PC
Adr1ft
Avadon 3: The Warborn
BioShock: The Collection
Boulder Dash: 30th Anniversary
Dead Rising Triple Pack
Event[0]
Everspace
Fractured Space
Iron Fish
NASCAR Heat Evolution
Never Ending Night
NHL 17
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
ReCore
Rive
Vex

PS4
Adr1ft
BioShock: The Collection
Dead Rising Triple Pack
Donít Starve Together
Mount & Blade: Warband
NASCAR Heat Evolution
Never Ending Night
NHL 17
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
Rive
Slain: Back from Hell

Xbox One
BioShock: The Collection
Dead Rising Triple Pack
Mount & Blade: Warband
Never Ending Night
NHL 17
NBA 2K17 - Early Tip-off Edition
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
ReCore
Rive
The Witness

Wii U
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3DS
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

360
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

PS3
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Vita
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 04:32:31 PM »

I think I'm going to pick up ReCore on the XB1, since I've heard good things, it's only $40 and Prime saves me 20% off that.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 04:50:55 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 12, 2016, 04:32:31 PM

I think I'm going to pick up ReCore on the XB1, since I've heard good things, it's only $40 and Prime saves me 20% off that.

You might want to take a look at the reviews that hit this morning.

I thought I was getting ReCore, but the reviews are telling me otherwise.

As for me, I already paid for Pac Man Championship Edition 2 (although I'm not as confident about it as I was when I pre-ordered).

I'm keeping my eye on Rive, too.  I may pick up the Bioshock Collection someday.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 07:35:00 PM »

Maybe DQ VII, eventually.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 07:53:46 PM »

The roofers start today, and I'l be conferencing/vacationing in San Diego starting tomorrow through Sunday. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 10:58:41 PM »

Also for the PC, The Crew will be free from Ubisoft starting this Wednesday for a month.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 11:32:16 PM »

I have NBA 2K17 on pre-order, that's probably it for me unless I get forum-effected.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 01:01:27 AM »

Nothing this week, waiting for Destiny's next expansion Rise of Iron
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 02:55:35 AM »

Pac-Man CE2. Pac-Man CE and Pac-Man CE DX were both amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2016, 01:01:10 PM »

Way too much this week -
Day One - Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, ReCore, Hot Shots Tennis (PS4), Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past!!!
Someday - Avadon 3: The Warborn, BioShock: The Collection, Rive, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 03:55:53 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 13, 2016, 01:01:10 PM

Hot Shots Tennis (PS4)

Wait...what? 
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 04:04:19 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on September 13, 2016, 03:55:53 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 13, 2016, 01:01:10 PM

Hot Shots Tennis (PS4)

Wait...what? 

I guess it is the PS2 game that's coming to their PS2-on-PS4 library as of today.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2016, 06:53:42 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 04:04:19 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 13, 2016, 03:55:53 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 13, 2016, 01:01:10 PM

Hot Shots Tennis (PS4)

Wait...what? 

I guess it is the PS2 game that's coming to their PS2-on-PS4 library as of today.

According to the store, that's right.  Supposedly updated to 1080p, so, there's that.
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2016, 07:34:43 PM »

I keep hoping I'll log onto PSN one of these days and have the old Tenchu games pop up for sale.

Flawed as they were, I so miss that series.
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2016, 07:47:00 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on September 13, 2016, 07:34:43 PM

I keep hoping I'll log onto PSN one of these days and have the old Tenchu games pop up for sale.

Flawed as they were, I so miss that series.

You and me both!  Have you paid attention to Arakami at all?  It's a new game made by an indie team and was Kickstarted last year and should be hitting this fall on PC and PS4.  I was skeptical at first but as time has gone on I get more and more excited by how good it looks!
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2016, 08:25:53 PM »

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Quote from: Gratch on September 13, 2016, 07:34:43 PM

I keep hoping I'll log onto PSN one of these days and have the old Tenchu games pop up for sale.

Flawed as they were, I so miss that series.

You and me both!  Have you paid attention to Arakami at all?  It's a new game made by an indie team and was Kickstarted last year and should be hitting this fall on PC and PS4.  I was skeptical at first but as time has gone on I get more and more excited by how good it looks!

Wow, that does look cool...definitely on my radar now.  Thanks for the heads-up.
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 09:17:15 PM »

May regret it, but Recore preorder is on its way.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 09:36:49 PM »

Quote from: Azhag on September 13, 2016, 09:17:15 PM

May regret it, but Recore preorder is on its way.

Mine arrived today and so far it seems cool.  I may end up regretting it, but I don't think so.  It's easy to say something looks bad if you have a direct comparison in the same room to the PC version, but I still think it looks great.  And since it's a game I think I'd rather play in my living room I decided the extra load times would be a fine compromise.
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 09:46:59 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 09:36:49 PM

Quote from: Azhag on September 13, 2016, 09:17:15 PM

May regret it, but Recore preorder is on its way.

Mine arrived today and so far it seems cool.  I may end up regretting it, but I don't think so.  It's easy to say something looks bad if you have a direct comparison in the same room to the PC version, but I still think it looks great.  And since it's a game I think I'd rather play in my living room I decided the extra load times would be a fine compromise.

Let us know how you're feeling once they get to two and a half minutes!

Seriously, do.  I'm still curious about this title, though I'd probably go PC now.  None the less, the crazy extended fetch quest at the end sounds to be a bit too much.
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 02:26:12 AM »

Pac-Man is disappointing but Rive is pretty awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VneN_eKTo_c
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2016, 03:01:36 PM »

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 14, 2016, 02:26:12 AM

Pac-Man is disappointing

Championship DX was all sorts of awesome, and I was hoping for more of the same.  That not the case?
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 03:23:24 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on September 14, 2016, 03:01:36 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 14, 2016, 02:26:12 AM

Pac-Man is disappointing

Championship DX was all sorts of awesome, and I was hoping for more of the same.  That not the case?

No, sadly.  It's not bad, by any means, and if either version of the original game didn't exist, this would be a good, fun game, but as it stands, you just keep feeling the missteps.

Even if the originals didn't exist, though, this new one wouldn't be setting the world on fire.

The controls for the last games were so damned tight.  This one is fine, but something feels off, comparatively.  In the original games, I turned when I wanted to turn (even if it was a twitchingly bad choice), while in this one, I feel like I'm turning at the wrong time constantly.

They've made the weird choice of letting you bump into ghosts a number of times with no issue.  After a number of bumps in a row, they jump somewhere else, get angry, and try to come after you.

You have an ability that hops you back to start whenever you want.  You earn points for not using it, but it's there.

There is an optimal path through every maze.  You're meant to follow it.  Sometimes, when things get hectic, you lose sight of the path, but not that often.  And with the bump ability, I find that I'm usually just trying to follow the path (then trying to get back to the path when I make a mistaken wrong turn) and just shoving my way through any ghosts that are in my way.

The power pellets only show up every few maps.  Along the way, you're triggering minion ghosts who start following the ghost (or ghosts) that are wandering the maze.  You grab a fruit, hop to a new maze, and do it again.  Eventually, instead of a fruit, you get a power pellet.  Then the chase begins.  This is the most skillful part of the game, somehow, because you have to chase down the blue trails by studying their paths and getting ahead of them.  Unfortunately, their trails often get in the way, so you have to plan to avoid them.  More unfortunately, the missed turns mean it's really hard to get to where you need to go in this frantic chase.

The boss fights seem like they're going to be a big deal.  There's a cutscene where the boss comes together, then it's constantly hovering behind the maze, waiting for you.  It's a nice build up.  The problem is, there's no real fight.  You just kind of do the same thing you usually do, but this time, instead of a fruit or pellet, you're going after a super pellet.  At which point, there's a cut scene where you bounce into the boss.  He turns into little ghosts, and how many extra lives you built up before that have some effect on how many you can gobble up (automatically), but it really feels like you should be doing something during the boss fights.  Oh, and there's a terrible, goofy animation at the end, where Pac-Man faces you, grinning, bouncing up and down.  Blech.

And, sometimes, the fruit or pellets bounce away from you.

I'm making it sound much worse than it is.  It's really not bad.  I played for an hour last night.  There's fun to be had.  It's just that you finish a map, sigh, and remember how much better the previous iterations were.
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 05:22:01 PM »

Event[0] looks pretty interesting.  Might be grabbing that.
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 07:11:36 PM »

For all of you Steam members, if you own Bioshock and Bioshock 2 on Steam, they are dropping the remastered versions into your collection for free on Sept 15 or 16th. Infinite was technically not remastered, so that title is excluded.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2016, 07:38:06 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 14, 2016, 07:11:36 PM

For all of you Steam members, if you own Bioshock and Bioshock 2 on Steam, they are dropping the remastered versions into your collection for free on Sept 15 or 16th. Infinite was technically not remastered, so that title is excluded.
Hmm, I played Bioshock on the X360 and really enjoyed it. Never tried Bioshock 2, is it in the same vein with regards to gameplay?
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2016, 08:42:09 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 14, 2016, 07:38:06 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 14, 2016, 07:11:36 PM

For all of you Steam members, if you own Bioshock and Bioshock 2 on Steam, they are dropping the remastered versions into your collection for free on Sept 15 or 16th. Infinite was technically not remastered, so that title is excluded.
Hmm, I played Bioshock on the X360 and really enjoyed it. Never tried Bioshock 2, is it in the same vein with regards to gameplay?

Yes, but with enhanced combat mechanics. The common consensus is that Bioshock 1 has the better story and slightly better level design, but Bioshock 2 has better gameplay mechanics.
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2016, 01:59:19 PM »

-Everspace (top-selling early access title on Steam already - who said space combat is dead? It was just resting.  icon_smile)
-Company of Heroes franchise edition [10th anniversary, 75% off everything sale] (while COH was maybe my favorite 2006 game, I didn't enlist for COH2 at all)
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