Becoming a game advocate instead of a game tourist

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In my youth, it was rare for a single person (outside of rich kids or The Press) to see all the games available for their console(s) of choice. Playing them a…

This thread was inspired by the following advertisement:

In my youth, it was rare for a single person (outside of rich kids or The Press) to see all the games available for their console(s) of choice. Playing them all was unheard of. Not even the unstoppable power of Blockbuster Video could supply enough rentals for the average kid to explore a console's full library.

It wasn't merely that we were poor kids. Internet shopping wasn't a...

Becoming a game advocate instead of a game tourist

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Cadence of Hyrule (Nindies showcase)

EDIT: Jshackles was first: https://www.neogaf.com/threads/cade…legend-of-zelda-announced-for-switch.1473836/

I am so full of hype right now. Crypt of the Necrodancer is one of my favorite roguelikes, and this looks to take the formula to the ne…

EDIT: Jshackles was first: https://www.neogaf.com/threads/cade...legend-of-zelda-announced-for-switch.1473836/

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I am so full of hype right now. Crypt of the Necrodancer is one of my favorite roguelikes, and this looks to take the formula to the next level.



And now for the gif spam:



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Cadence of Hyrule (Nindies showcase)

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Blood (90s PC FPS) is getting remastered by Nightdive Studios

Nightdive handled the remasters of Strife and System Shock, two other seminal PC shooters from that era. The lead on the project also handled the Turok remasters and Forsaken Remastered.

(oooh spoooky!)

If you’re …

Nightdive handled the remasters of Strife and System Shock, two other seminal PC shooters from that era. The lead on the project also handled the Turok remasters and Forsaken Remastered.


(oooh spoooky!)

If you're a fan of the aforementioned games and stuff like Quake, DOOM, Hexen, etc then it's worth checking out. I remember this being one of the better 90s FPS available.

Gematsu offers...

Blood (90s PC FPS) is getting remastered by Nightdive Studios

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What is the most repetitive grind you’ve tolerated? (Nay, daresay enjoyed?!?)

Sitting in a dim basement in front of a CRT practicing the same 3-minute stage for hours upon hours sounds like a bad cliche, but that’s typically how I play shmups. The "hours upon hours" aren’t all at one time, but I generally sink 30m a da…

Sitting in a dim basement in front of a CRT practicing the same 3-minute stage for hours upon hours sounds like a bad cliche, but that's typically how I play shmups. The "hours upon hours" aren't all at one time, but I generally sink 30m a day into a game I've been playing faithfully since early 2017 called Dodonpachi Daioujou (yes, my namesake comes from that franchise). For a game that clocks about 22 minutes from start to finish, I've sunk over 1,000 hours into practicing it, the same...

What is the most repetitive grind you've tolerated? (Nay, daresay enjoyed?!?)

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Castle Crashers teased for Nintendo Switch and PS4

(The Behemoth is the developer of Castle Crashers)

I’d be down for a souped-up 2.0 version.

The colors match the four characters, in case anyone isn’t sure why this appears to be a tease for Castle Crashers specifically:


(The Behemoth is the developer of Castle Crashers)

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I'd be down for a souped-up 2.0 version.

The colors match the four characters, in case anyone isn't sure why this appears to be a tease for Castle Crashers specifically:

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Obscure 10-player ‘Hi-Ten Bomberman’ unearthed by former Hudson exec; formerly assumed “lost in time”

Siliconera with the deets. Takahashi Meijin (a.k.a Master Higgins) found old discs with the game on it and donated them to the Game Preservation Society.

Seems like a cool…

Obscure 10-player ‘Hi-Ten Bomberman’…

Siliconera with the deets. Takahashi Meijin (a.k.a Master Higgins) found old discs with the game on it and donated them to the Game Preservation Society.




Seems like a cool...

Obscure 10-player 'Hi-Ten Bomberman' unearthed by former Hudson exec; formerly assumed "lost in time"

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Castle Crashers teased for Nintendo Switch

(The Behemoth is the developer of Castle Crashers)

I’d be down for a souped-up 2.0 version.

The colors match the four characters, in case anyone isn’t sure why this appears to be a tease for Castle Crashers specifically:


(The Behemoth is the developer of Castle Crashers)

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I'd be down for a souped-up 2.0 version.

The colors match the four characters, in case anyone isn't sure why this appears to be a tease for Castle Crashers specifically:

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Riot Games and mental health org ‘Headspace’ partner up in Australia

I have no particular interest or knowledge in Riot Games, but it is nice when game companies are willing to promote healthy, positive things.

headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan, said the collaboration with Riot Games will undoubtedly help the League of Le…

I have no particular interest or knowledge in Riot Games, but it is nice when game companies are willing to promote healthy, positive things.

headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan, said the collaboration with Riot Games will undoubtedly help the League of Legends community learn valuable self-help skills to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
“For many young people, recognising what good physical health looks like is easy. It can...

Riot Games and mental health org 'Headspace' partner up in Australia

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Trailer for unannounced Vanillaware game revealed today as 13 Sentinels Prologue launches in Japan

It was already known that Vanillaware was working on another project, but this is the first trailer we’ve seen for it. Looks like it is set in a fantasy/medieval world this time around.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue launched in Japan today. It cov…


It was already known that Vanillaware was working on another project, but this is the first trailer we've seen for it. Looks like it is set in a fantasy/medieval world this time around.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue launched in Japan today. It covers the first few hours of the full game which will release later this year. No official date has been confirmed for the Japanese or Western full release.

The 13 Sentinels teaser trailer is...

Trailer for unannounced Vanillaware game revealed today as 13 Sentinels Prologue launches in Japan

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Dwarf Fortress coming to Steam/itch.io with a brand-new tileset made by Mayday and Meph (modders)

Marooner’s Rock with the details:

The two main developers (Tarn and Zach) have decided to bring the game to Steam (and itch.io) mainly as a way of dealing with the unpredictable structure of Patreon, and also to help provide funds for rising…&#8203…


Marooner's Rock with the details:

The two main developers (Tarn and Zach) have decided to bring the game to Steam (and itch.io) mainly as a way of dealing with the unpredictable structure of Patreon, and also to help provide funds for rising...

Dwarf Fortress coming to Steam/itch.io with a brand-new tileset made by Mayday and Meph (modders)

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Solar Ash Kingdom (Hyperlight Drifter devs) announced for Epic Game Store (and other platforms later)

I really, really love the music. I’m not quite as sold on the 3D aesthetic yet. Reminds me of Fury and Santa Monica’s Bound.

Not many details have been released other than the short trailer and the launch platform (EGS).

Thanks again, Gematsu. You’r…


I really, really love the music. I'm not quite as sold on the 3D aesthetic yet. Reminds me of Fury and Santa Monica's Bound.

Not many details have been released other than the short trailer and the launch platform (EGS).

Thanks again, Gematsu. You're on a roll today.

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Junk Planet (similar to Terraria and Nom Nom Galaxy) launches March 21, 2019

Happinet showed off the reveal trailer on their YouTube channel:

Description:

A 2D sandbox with a Japanese twist!​Work to recover a planet covered in junk!​​Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life.​Freely re…

Happinet showed off the reveal trailer on their YouTube channel:


Description:

A 2D sandbox with a Japanese twist!
Work to recover a planet covered in junk!
Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life.
Freely reclaim the Junk Planet in this 2D sandbox game.
Nintendo Switch
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Junk Planet (similar to Terraria and Nom Nom Galaxy) launches March 21, 2019

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Junk Planet (similar to Terraria and Nom Nom Galaxy) launches March 21, 2019

Happinet showed off the reveal trailer on their YouTube channel:

Description:

A 2D sandbox with a Japanese twist!​Work to recover a planet covered in junk!​​Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life.​Freely re…

Happinet showed off the reveal trailer on their YouTube channel:


Description:

A 2D sandbox with a Japanese twist!
Work to recover a planet covered in junk!
Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life.
Freely reclaim the Junk Planet in this 2D sandbox game.
Nintendo Switch
...

Junk Planet (similar to Terraria and Nom Nom Galaxy) launches March 21, 2019

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Atomicrops (Enter the Gungeon + Stardew Valley) announced for console + PC 2019

Looks great. I like the humor and the gameplay looks solid. Gameplay is a mashup of loot collection, farming, relationship/town-building, and combat. Seems to be a wide variety of enemy types and harvestable items.

Website has even more pics and gifs…


Looks great. I like the humor and the gameplay looks solid. Gameplay is a mashup of loot collection, farming, relationship/town-building, and combat. Seems to be a wide variety of enemy types and harvestable items.

Website has even more pics and gifs.



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Nintendo reveals PAX East 2019 lineup + tournament events.

Source at My Nintendo News.

The list of playable Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear in Nintendo’s booths include:​​Booth 18055​Yoshi’s Crafted World​DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX​A selection of anticipat…

Source at My Nintendo News.

The list of playable Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear in Nintendo’s booths include:
Booth 18055
Yoshi’s Crafted World
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX
A selection of anticipated indie...

Nintendo reveals PAX East 2019 lineup + tournament events.

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Japanese love hotel offers DDR Supernova or Taiko no Tatsujin in their rooms

Source at knowtechie.

According to Livedoor News, you can rent a room at Hotel Eldia (a Japanese Love Hotel) in Kobe for $58-$67 depending on the day, strip off all the clothes that contain your sweaty skin suit and dance your genitals into a numb slu…

Source at knowtechie.

According to Livedoor News, you can rent a room at Hotel Eldia (a Japanese Love Hotel) in Kobe for $58-$67 depending on the day, strip off all the clothes that contain your sweaty skin suit and dance your genitals into a numb slumber on a Dance Dance Revolution Supernova machine. This is what sex hotels should be, not only a place to have quick, midday sex with a person you just met at your Hot...

Japanese love hotel offers DDR Supernova or Taiko no Tatsujin in their rooms

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Hollow Knight physical un-cancelled; Fangamer offers standard (~$30) and Collector’s (~$65); May 31st

Huh, well that’s friggin sweet. A few months ago @Akuza89 posted that the physical release of Hollow Knight had been cancelled.

But Fangamer announced a release for PS4 and Switch. It includes all DLC for the game on the cartridge, a foldout map, and …

Huh, well that's friggin sweet. A few months ago @Akuza89 posted that the physical release of Hollow Knight had been cancelled.

But Fangamer announced a release for PS4 and Switch. It includes all DLC for the game on the cartridge, a foldout map, and a manual. It will begin...

Hollow Knight physical un-cancelled; Fangamer offers standard (~$30) and Collector's (~$65); May 31st

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The Messenger physical (PS4/Switch) preorders start March 19th; ships June 2019; $34.99 + free shipping

https://specialreservegames.com/

I bought Gungeon and Strafe from them. Solid company.

I’m opting for the Switch version and it’ll be my first time playing the game.



https://specialreservegames.com/

I bought Gungeon and Strafe from them. Solid company.

I'm opting for the Switch version and it'll be my first time playing the game.

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Monter Hunter franchise 15th Anniversary video from CAPCOM

Brief sizzle-screen at the end for the upcoming Iceborne expansion to Monster Hunter world.

Share your fond memories of the series. I started with MH Portable on PSP and sunk 1000s of hours into Freedom Unite in particular. I skipped 3. I got roped b…


Brief sizzle-screen at the end for the upcoming Iceborne expansion to Monster Hunter world.

Share your fond memories of the series. I started with MH Portable on PSP and sunk 1000s of hours into Freedom Unite in particular. I skipped 3. I got roped back in with 4 Generations, which cost me another 1,500 hours. Generations was great but I was a bit burned out. Only about 150 hours.

I'm hyped for Iceborne, too!

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