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  1. Cortez72

    Far Cry New Dawn announced for Feb

    They are Negan... Far Cry pump out games, it’s amazing. I’ve only played 3, and it was amazing. But since then: Blood Dragon, FC4, Primal, FC5. Detailed open world games with great acting. I have 4 to play. Do they get ‘same-y’ or?
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    Grand thread of Gran Turismo

    I had no idea there was a cap... and now it’s out at a reasonable 1.5million. So I’ll just walk away. and come back when the IROC or Mitsubishi GTO emerge!
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    Just Cause 4 is out now!

    I’m here because of the pun. But the blurb may have sold me on the game- so the pun was highly successful
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    Opinion: Review bombs can be a good thing, if we don't ruin them

    There is also the opposite phenomenon of pre-stacking scores before launch. On Mighty Ape, Super Smash Brothers has 7 entries of 5* reviews... game doesn’t come out until next week. I don’t know which practice angers me more? One Man’s Lie had a slew of 5 star reviews before it launched, which skewed the user score for weeks after launch (on Mighty Ape), until the overwhelming negative experience chewed into the strong hold of pre-release fanboys! Only way to solve it is for Thanos to click his fingers. Click twice to be sure.
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    Grand thread of Gran Turismo

    That Firebird! I wish it was a Camaro, but I'll settle for the Firebird.
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    Grand thread of Gran Turismo

    Good spotting. Given it’s one of the most expensive cars around, I’m guessing it will have a $20million+ price tag. Maybe the new most expensive GT Sport car? Could be.
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    RBL's Character Battle

    Deadpool Vegeta
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    Fallout 76 Review

    I had only read headlines and sentences about the game until your review bro. Sounds like your experience has been the same feeling generated by those few words I’ve seen. You hit the nail on the head regarding the Elder Scrolls Online... why has their previous foray not armed them with the knowledge to provide a better experience? We know their games as a solo experience. Why can’t they recreate that feel in a world populated by players? Thanks for the review!
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    EA Announces Command & Conquer and Red Alert Remasters

    Everyone gets a like for being enthusiastic about this! And Zombie gets a like for honesty. EA... they’ll charge real money to build units in game.
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    Chatterbox

    I don’t recall Scorpio being in the job squad! Good find that picture.
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    Chatterbox

    I won my match Saturday to go forward in the Cup Tournament for the weekend. But woke up Sunday feeling like death, flu. So I took the rest of the weekend off to recoup. Still sick today! Worked a match for the Canadian Lightweight title last night in front of a surprisingly decent crowd considering free Auckland rugby and All Blacks! Not sure I’m light enough to challenge for the title, had a hell of a match but did the job. Pin me and pay me.
  12. While we can have differing opinions, some reviewers believe they are bigger than the medium. Roger Ebert for example. Pulitzer Prize for criticism. The guy wrote a screen play himself in the 70’s, Beyond the Valley of Dolls. So bad, it became a cult classic for being bad. He couldn’t ‘do’ so he became the guy who tells others if they were successful in their endeavours. I think the edgey reviewer needs to think critically about what they are saying. I haven’t played RDR2, don’t own it- haven’t played the first either. But I know this is a standout title in this generation of games. I know the detail Rockstar poor into Gta, I can see the visual appeal here. If you’re critiquing a medium you’re expected to use your knowledge of previous examples, the games which shaped that medium, and where this fits in technically as well as it’s value as entertainment. But if you know anything about that medium take your hat off to something breaking the mould or taking the standard and perfecting it. That critic likely posted that review just to get attention. The fallout here is an over reaction, I only pay attention to reviews if they collectively fall under 50%, because I know what I like in a game. And I only use trusted reviewers (NZGamer was my source because I trust Kiwi’s and my gaming peers). I think old mate at Slant Magazine was grandstanding, and now he’s getting burned at the stake.
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    Chatterbox

    5pm Saturday- today. 4pm Sunday, I won’t be on Monday but the crew have a 4pm start. All this on the main stage. Terrible place for it. I expect a handful of people. As long as we get paid I’m not fussed.
  14. I’ll get this going again later in the year. Will keep everyone in the loop!
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    RBL's Character Battle

    Hot rod Mo Cartman Picollo
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