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Reading the Halo Waypoint post where 343 does damage control for Infinite (link below). This stood out. It's wild the channel I used to watch for framerate analysis gets an acknowledgement from the devs of Microsoft's next flagship console game lol


 
 
 

I know flight sims are "lame" but this would have been an incredible showpiece for the Series X stream. Real missed opportunity for Microsoft here IMO



 
 
 

Denis Villeneuve's Metroid staring Emily Blunt. You can run me my check now, Nintendo 🤲


 
 
 

This reeks of "games as a service" to me. I want a campaign with a complete narrative at launch, along with fully featured PVP and PVE multiplayer modes. B/w this and the grapplehook being in multiplayer I find myself really concerned about this game now


 
 
 

A journalist I follow decided to troll the US Army's Twitch channel and got blocked. 1 week and an investigation later, they're shutting down their Twitch channel. Really incredible stuff here. Original article linked below, it's definitely worth a read


 
 
 

Lol if 343 thinks they can just rip off the Halo 1 box art to get me excited for this new game then they would be absolutely right fuck the next 24hrs are gonna be excruciating


 
 
 

If anyone's interested, I'm doing a no commentary stream of Ghost of Tsushima. Kept all the story bits and good gameplay but edited the filler out for brevity. It's ~3hrs for the prologue + first 8 missions. Link & some thoughts on the game in the replies


 
 
 

So I made the mistake (?) of streaming RE7 and having my buddies watch with me for emotional support. I didn't capture my audio to avoid an echo but my god, I forgot how absolutely terrifying this game was 😐 http://www.twitch.tv/ctg867/v/682116781

 
 
 

My mom, an old school gamer, was curious to check out TLOU after I told her a bit about the sequel. She's an hour in to a 5hr "movie version" of TLOU1, and tells me "I really like the female protagonist". I go "Ellie?" she says "No, I mean Tess."


 
 
 

Started playing Hue on my uncle's recommendation. It's on sale everywhere for like $3 right now. Fun puzzle game. Pretty art style. Potentially interesting story. Got some Braid meets Limbo vibes. Will update if I stick with it


 
 
 

Man, Ubisoft is really taking this franchise in a strange direction. I joked they were doing everything possible instead of Feudal Japan, but this definitely confirms it


 
 
 

Finally watched Noclip's 2018 Half Life doc on TreasureCat's recommendation (which was super weird to see in a post-Alyx world). My biggest takeaways: god damn this franchise was a groundbreaking masterpiece... and Valve as a company kinda sucks?



 
 
 

So my Plus sub lapses in Sept and I'm not renewing it. Made a short list of some games I wanna play before it expires. Any suggestions on what to start next, from the below or otherwise? I've had Plus since 2012 so I got the full PS4 library.


 
 
 

Just watched the latest RPCS3 update and I'm reminded how incredible this work is. All done by "amateurs" building functional PS3 emulation w/ crowd funding. Imagine what Sony could have done w/ their resources and knowledge of the architecture...



 
 
 

Playing Observation. Seriously what the fuck. How does this game go from visceral satisfaction to complete discomfort at the drop of a hat. If I explained it to you w/o playing, you'd laugh, but this shit is genuinely unnerving 😐


 
 
 

I got shit for implying that Facebook buying Ready at Dawn was a death sentence. Even tho it's from Sony, these types of patents are indicative of the future for Oculus. Facebook's gaming division is just a trojan horse to sell targeted VR ads 🤷‍♂


 
 
 

A few gameplay gripes aside, my initial (spoiler free) take on beating TLOU2 is that it's probably the most profound, impactful piece of storytelling I've ever experienced in this medium. A game has never fucked me up like this before. God damn.


 
 
 

My Hopes for the Next Xbox Series X Event

The May Xbox Direct, our first real look at the Series X went... less than great. What was initially hyped as a "Gameplay Reveal" turned out to be a 3rd party-only trailer montage. Microsoft admitted it set the wrong expectations, prom...

 
 
 
 

Naughty Dog: "I see you're enjoying how we fixed our stealth gameplay. Way more fluid and intuitive now, huh? ...would be a real shame if we introduced a mid-game mechanic that completely ruined the pacing we established."


 
 
 

I want to ammend a recommendation I've been making for years: don't play Burial at Sea. It's not good, it's just better than Infinite (which is awful). Made the mistake of starting a replay of BaS after beating Minerva's Den. More thoughts below:


 
 
 

Sat down and beat all of Minerva's Den today. First time I've played it. As somebody who adores Bioshock 1, this DLC shockingly (lol) blows it out of the water. I really hope some of these folks are developing Bioshock 4. Absolutely masterful work.


 
 
 

So I made a 2nd attempt to play TLOU1 in the hopes that I would like the gameplay this time and maybe convince myself to buy the sequel... nope. I still think this is a pretty mediocre video game carried by its plot and graphics. Bummer.


 
 
 

One of my best friends growing up has been playing the Bioshock Collection on Switch. First time he's played these games (he was a big Metroid Prime guy tho). Very relieved to see he has the Correct Opinion™ on the series 👍


 
 
 

Metal Slug X is leaving Game Pass, so I figured I'd boot it up. Been like 15+ years since I played it in an arcade so I maxed out the scanline filter and my god -- going from this back to the dashboard is really fucking with my eyes. But I love it!


 
 
 

I just realized that Sony didn't say anything about VR during the PS5 reveal. No VR exclusives, no VR demos, no "VR supported" tags, nothing about PSVR performance improvements on PS5, no reveal of a new motion controller... kinda odd, no?


 
 


About ctg867one of us since 2:47 AM on 11.29.2013

I'm a dude who plays games and comments about stuff. Been on Dtoid since the Jim Sterling days (2010-ish), though this account's a bit newer than that. Don't go on the FP anymore, but I'll throw the occasional post up from time to time.

I also stream on Twitch sometimes, if you're interested:

https://www.twitch.tv/ctg867
 
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