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Random Asshole
Nov 8, 2010


Pre-sequel has lasers and moon gravity, therefore it is the best. Sure the plot is hot garbage, but so is at least 50% of BL2, so obviously the correct thing to do with Borderlands plots is to ignore them almost entirely.

Seriously, my greatest hope for 3 is that they go as plot-light as Randy Pitchford's ego will allow and maybe even go open world and non-linear, rather then trying for a handholding 'narrative experience'. (My second greatest hope is that they let you skip the interminable tutorial zones and start at level 5 or whatever, with all your equipment slots already unlocked and all the tedious exposition and character introductions out of the way).

Mordja posted:

They very publicly announced that their next Battlefield game wouldn't have gameplay-related microtransactions of any kind during its reveal, with veiled reference to the lootbox scandal and I'm pretty sure Battlefront 2 and the legislative response towards it has them running scared.

That makes more sense, I hadn't seen that particular announcement. Still, Battlefield is actively trying to recoup goodwill after BF2, whereas I don't think anyone, including EA, expects Anthem to sell well enough to earn a sequel or justify Bioware's continued existence, so why not go fishing for whales?

Random Asshole fucked around with this message at May 31, 2018 around 04:28

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LIVE AMMO ROLEPLAY
Feb 3, 2006
Cool dude.

Fun Shoe

For a game set on the moon it's ugly and real garish.

Borderlands 2 isn't a looker but there's variety at least.

BaconCopter
Feb 13, 2008





Bumper Stickup posted:

All the borderlands games are good and pre-sequel was the best.

Hey buddy, the bad video game opinion thread is in GBS.

limaCAT
Dec 22, 2007

il pistone e male


Slippery Tilde

homeless snail posted:

I'm guessing anthem is going to be Literally Destiny 2, with the same kind of lootboxes

As long as it does not have the same bullshit metagame decisions like NO MATCHMAKING or GRIND FOR COSMETICS IF YOU DON'T HAVE FRIENDS or THE CONTENT YOU PAID FOR WILL BE USELESS IN THREE MONTHS or LET'S HAVE THE GRIND OF AN MMO WITHOUT THE CONTENT OF AN MMO (and the subscription cost is in DLC packs, by the way).

RottenK
Feb 17, 2011


i like the story in borderlands 2 and pre-sequel

the jokes are very hit and miss but Jack is a good villain IMO, and it's cool to go through presequel and see him progress towards who he was in the second game

grrarg
Feb 14, 2011

Don't lose your head over it.


Random rear end in a top hat posted:

So, this new Fallout thing is some kind of online game? Wasn't Bethesda the studio that was saying just a little while ago how committed they are to single-player? What happened to that?
This has probably been in development since before they said that. The Austin studio working on 76 was formed to make online games. They were originally making a game like Overwatch called Battlecry, but Zenimax/Bethesda wisely pulled the plug on it before Overwatch came out.

Babe Magnet posted:

Bethesda doesn't develop Elder Scrolls Online, they only publish it. ESO is mostly a Zenimax joint.
They are all owned by Zenimax, but you are correct that ESO is made by a different studio that is mainly ex-Mythic (Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online) people than Bethesda 'proper' or whatever you want to call Todd Howard and crew.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




Random rear end in a top hat posted:

Just out of curiosity, what are you basing this on? EA specifically said, earlier this month, that theyíre going to continue putting loot boxes in their games, so Iím not sure why you would think this?
Non-gameplay ones just means it will be cosmetics only like overwatch I guess.

LIVE AMMO ROLEPLAY
Feb 3, 2006
Cool dude.

Fun Shoe

They could pull another Garden Warfare 2 and patch in paid currency after they get all their reviews.

Dr. VooDoo
May 4, 2006



LIVE AMMO ROLEPLAY posted:

They could pull another Garden Warfare 2 and patch in paid currency after they get all their reviews.

What is Popcap Games even working on at this point? I mean Plants vs Zombies 2 was a mobile only F2P poo poo show that pretty much destroyed what the first game did but outside of the garden warfare games and Peggle 2 I havenít heard anything more about them. Are they another EA victim in a ditch?

Dr. VooDoo fucked around with this message at May 31, 2018 around 12:31

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





Popcap is dead afaik

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Grimey Drawer

Yeah EA killed them

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004




PRIDE HERALDS THE END OF YOUR WORLD


College Slice

Thank you for making me remember the guy who came out in a zombie costume blaring to Danger Zone and it was the most awkward loving thing

END ME SCOOB
Mar 27, 2007

Like, I shoulda known the dog would smell it, man. I was way too high to bury him deep enough! I guess we gotta do this, huh? Alright, Scoob, get ready for my full power! DON'T HOLD BACK, PAL!

ZOINKS!

The big issue with Popcap is that pre-EA, they had become a mid-tier publisher of indie games as well, and it looks like the EA deal put a screeching halt to that, to the point that you realize how little their in-house team actually did*. The company's webpage only lists 5 series now: Peggle, PvZ, Zuma, Bejeweled, and Bookworm... and then you look and realize they're either due for a new wave of games, or completely dead, because all their post-EA stuff came in two waves, one in 2014, and one in 2016.

Anyway I've spent way too much time on this because I tried tracking down who did some of the smaller games they used to do that are now fuckin' dead and that sucked.

* I presume? I legitimately have no idea why you would not list your products as part of your catalog, but a not-tiny amount of these are still on sale on Steam, so...

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Could you imagine the step?
It's genius!


limaCAT posted:

As long as it does not have the same bullshit metagame decisions like NO MATCHMAKING or GRIND FOR COSMETICS IF YOU DON'T HAVE FRIENDS or THE CONTENT YOU PAID FOR WILL BE USELESS IN THREE MONTHS or LET'S HAVE THE GRIND OF AN MMO WITHOUT THE CONTENT OF AN MMO (and the subscription cost is in DLC packs, by the way).

I would put money on it having three of those four things.

Cowcaster
Aug 7, 2002

NO FILE


it takes real talent to acquire a developer known for making casual addictive flash games long before the exponential rise of smartphone mobile gaming and then run it directly face first into the ground during that incredible popularity explosion

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Could you imagine the step?
It's genius!


They only got this skilled through years of practice.

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





Cowcaster posted:

it takes real talent to acquire a developer known for making casual addictive flash games long before the exponential rise of smartphone mobile gaming and then run it directly face first into the ground during that incredible popularity explosion

They should have made bookworm into the team fortress clone imho.

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004




PRIDE HERALDS THE END OF YOUR WORLD


College Slice

It's not like everyone doesn't already know that if EA buys a company it's essentially a death knell for any quality games that company may, or may not have, previously made.

Like good on you if you get a cash buyout from EA for your company, and that's what you want, but everyone loving knows that company isn't going to produce anything of value that the brand was previously known for without 50 layers of EA poo poo on top of it.

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Could you imagine the step?
It's genius!


In fairness to Bioware, they managed to release two good Dragon Age games after being brought by EA.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."



Bioware called their new game Anthem... but when it finally releases it will be more like... a Requiem.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



Infinitum posted:

It's not like everyone doesn't already know that if EA buys a company it's essentially a death knell for any quality games that company may, or may not have, previously made.

Look, just because they've got a thirty year history of acquiring developers and then destroying them doesn't mean that the next time that EA acquires a company that they'll destroy it.

Raged
Jul 21, 2003

A revolution of beats

CottonWolf posted:

In fairness to Bioware, they managed to release two good Dragon Age games after being brought by EA.

If I was your mother or father I would be washing your mouth out with soap right now.

I havenít heard that kind of vulgarity in ages.

Orv
May 4, 2011

"To. Ya' know. Stuff."
(Nazi Rank <3)


CottonWolf posted:

In fairness to Bioware, they managed to release two good Dragon Age games after being brought by EA.

That seems high.

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Could you imagine the step?
It's genius!


Origins was good, and I enjoyed Inquistion even if it was bloated.

Orv
May 4, 2011

"To. Ya' know. Stuff."
(Nazi Rank <3)


Hm.

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

On the moon... they don't make Neo Kobe Pizza.

Now I'd be with you if you said Awakening counts as a separate game but Inquisition yikes

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Could you imagine the step?
It's genius!


Specifically, I guess Trespasser. I'd argue that Trespasser is the best Dragon Age thing that exists. Awakening is also good, but I thought I was fighting a losing battle there.

I'll amend to 1 and 3/4 games.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


I liked Inquisition in spite of itself. But Iím also someone that likes the idea of the Borderlands PS4 port.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


Toilet Rascal

Real hurthling! posted:

They should have made bookworm into the team fortress clone imho.

Peggle: Battle Royale

Deltasquid
Apr 10, 2013

awww...
you guys made me ink!


THUNDERDOME


I had fun with inquisition. Not a masterpiece but I could overlook the bloat. Definitely had an issue of the writers and the level designers not exactly knowing what the other was doing, considering the amount of "fetch 10 bear pelts" style quests dotted around the large maps.

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





The war table mobile game poo poo was a bummer.
The lip sync was also real bad for a company that is supposed to be at the forefront of character dialog

DLC Inc
Jun 1, 2011

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the Direct of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame the joy of Sakurai?

I guess we're getting an Origins sequel

https://twitter.com/Nibellion/statu...213917211455488

I liked Origins but man I hope this doesn't come out in 2018. Has Ubisoft learned nothing about series fatigue

Orv
May 4, 2011

"To. Ya' know. Stuff."
(Nazi Rank <3)


DLC Inc posted:

I liked Origins but man I hope this doesn't come out in 2018. Has Ubisoft learned nothing about series fatigue

You are joking of course.

The next genuinely good AC will be in 2024 when they finally figure out to take another break.

Sunning
Sep 14, 2011
Nintendo Guru

DLC Inc posted:

I guess we're getting an Origins sequel

https://twitter.com/Nibellion/statu...213917211455488

I liked Origins but man I hope this doesn't come out in 2018. Has Ubisoft learned nothing about series fatigue

Someone has to re-edit the trailer to Jump Up Superstar from Super Mario Odyssey.

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

On the moon... they don't make Neo Kobe Pizza.

I think Ubi's said Asscreed is on a biannual schedule now so it's probably like Fall 2019.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."



DLC Inc posted:

I guess we're getting an Origins sequel

https://twitter.com/Nibellion/statu...213917211455488

I liked Origins but man I hope this doesn't come out in 2018. Has Ubisoft learned nothing about series fatigue

Weirdly Odyssey was the exact name of the AC game on that fake-looking E3 press leak from a couple weeks ago.

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Could you imagine the step?
It's genius!


What else was on it?

Oxygen Deficiency
May 19, 2008



Assassins Creed Rammers coming Spring 2019

univbee
Jun 3, 2004



Oxygen Deficiency posted:

Assassins Creed Rammers coming Spring 2019

Looking forward to it being abbreviated on receipts as rear end.RAMMERS

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univbee
Jun 3, 2004



CottonWolf posted:

What else was on it?

World of Warcraft and Diablo IV on PS4, a PS4 Pro 2.0, Destiny 2 DLC titled "Ghosts of Nagasaki", a ton of other things.

EDIT Wait the AC title wasn't Odyssey, was there a different leak?

Electronic Arts

- Battlefield 1945 [Cinematic]
- Star Wars Bounty Hunters: Mandalorian Nights [Reveal]
- Madden 2019
- Dragon Age: Rise of Tiamat
- Anthem [Gameplay]
- Battlefield 1945 [MP Tournament]

Microsoft

- Xbox One X [Retrospective Trailer]
- Gears of War 5 [Reveal, MP Demo]
- Halo 6 [Teaser]
- Rock Band 4: Michael Jackson Tribute [Reveal]
- Destiny 2: Ghosts of Nagasaki [Reveal, Gameplay]
- One Punch Man: 1 Is All It Takes [Gameplay, Cinematic, Presentation from Platinum Games]
- Sea of Thieves [DLC Trailer]
- Crackdown 3 [Release Date, Gameplay]
- Red Dead Redemption 2 [Gameplay]
- Xbox One X [Sales Success, Windows 10 on Xbox One, Closing Trailer]

Bethesda

- Quake Live [MP Demo]
- Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Isles
- Starship Ceti: The Last Starfighter [Reveal, Cinematic, Gameplay Demo]
- Fallout: Nuevo El Paso [Teaser]
- Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind HD [Reveal]
- Rage 2 [Gameplay, Cinematic]

Square Enix

- Just cause 4 [Reveal, Gameplay Demo]
- Kingdom Hearts 3 [Release Date]
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Episode 1 [Gameplay]
- Final Fantasy Remake Project [Reveal]
- One Punch Man: 1 Is All It Takes [Gameplay, Cinematic]
- Avengers: Age of Reckoning [Reveal, Gameplay Demo]
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider [Gameplay]
- Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Ethereal Crystal [Reveal]
- Nier Automata 2: The End

Ubisoft

- Splinter Cell: Omega Protocol [Reveal, Gameplay]
- Assassinís Creed: Dominanace [Reveal]
- Watch Dogs 3 [Reveal, Gameplay Demo]
- Just Dance 3: Ultimate Party Mix
- Steep: Final Descent [Gameplay]
- The Division 2 [Reveal, Gameplay Demo]
- Skull and Bones [Release Date, Gameplay]

Sony

- Last of Us 2 [Gameplay]
- Bloodborne 2 [Reveal, Gameplay Demo]
- Days Gone [Release Date, Gameplay Demo]
- Heavy Rain 2: Children of the Origami Killer [Reveal, Cinematic]
- Spiderman [Gameplay]
- Borderlands 3 [Reveal]
- Fortnite
- Soul Calibur VI
- No Manís Sky: Coalescence [Reveal]
- Shenmue 3 [Gameplay]
- Life is Strange: Stormís Calling [Reveal]
- Call of duty Black Ops IV [Gameplay, Live MP Demo]
- Tournament of the Ancients: First Blood [Reveal]
- Overwatch: Talonís Fury [Teaser]
- World of Warcraft: Playstation 4 Edition [Reveal]
- Diablo IV: Rapture [Reveal]
- Final Fantasy 15: Kingís Quest (DLC)[Reveal]
- Playstation Indies
- Playstation 4 Pro v2.0
- Death Stranding [Gameplay, Cinematic]

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