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  1. The first Lost Planet game was a decent hit, but the sequels to follow kept getting worse according to the ratings and fan opinions. I have not played any of the games in the series, but I'm sure there is a game worth checking out in the first one, maybe even the last two that released. The series hasn't done anything since LP: 3 back in 2013, but I think the death nail was the fact Capcom didn't develop it, instead Spark Unlimited did and it looks like most of the crew from the first two games weren't part of development. I'm sure Capcom owns the right to the series, so could they revive it somehow? I'm sure fans of the first game would love to revisit it. They could also reboot the series, starting from scratch.
  2. I got a copy of Stoked on 360, but I don't recall if I ever played it once. I was looking through my 360 games recently and wanted to find a game to play through next and realized I was in the mood for some snowboarding games. I have SSX, but didn't care for the reboot, so I am thinking I will finally give Stoked a try, but I want to hear some opinions on it first. Was it an okay snowboarding game at release? There isn't that many snowboarding games out there anymore. I wish we'd get more SSX games, but I don't see EA going back there for a while. Anyway, is Stoked worth playing?
  3. If you're a fan of the Advanced Wars series, you might like Athena Crisis, as it's said to be heavily inspired by it. I have not played an Advanced Wars game myself, but I am aware there is a huge fandom around them. Athena Crisis released on Steam a couple days ago in early access and it is said to have 7-player skirmishes, and a map editor. This early access version also includes a prequel campaign to start you off. Check out the trailer below. I'm really taking a liking to the style of graphics they went with.
  4. Has anyone here played New Star GP? It's an arcade racing game with retro style visuals that came out in early access last summer. It's still in early access on Steam but looks to be making an official release on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch tomorrow. I like the idea of playing a modern racer with retro style visuals, I can see it bringing me back to when I played the original Gran Turismo, or games like Test Drive and maybe Daytona USA.
  5. Here is a first look for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants Unleased video games, which is expected to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch or PC via Windows and Steam. There is no official release date as of yet, but they say it will likely be Q4 of 2024. So not too long to wait if it's not delayed or changed before then. The game will follow the recent movie that came out and from the sounds of it, it will be a somewhat open world 3D action platformer. They say you can explore the New York City via the streets, sewers below and even up the many skyscrapers, so maybe it'll be similar in scope to the recent Spider-Man games. It will also have single player and two-player co-op. Kind of sad there is no mention of 4 player co-op online, would kind of expect that considering there being 4 turtles. Maybe they will add more details on multiplayer at a later date. The link below also shows off some screenshots of the game in action, no trailer yet from what I can see though. Source - https://www.ign.com/articles/first-look-at-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-mutants-unleashed
  6. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty had an interesting idea for a first person shooter. Taking place in an alternate reality of early 1950s, where Germany and Japan won WWII and the US is fighting off an invasion of Nazi's. But, the game was a major flop on release, and was forgotten soon after. I got the game from a game trading site a long time ago, played it for maybe an hour or two and that was it. It was pretty bad. It got bad reviews across the board as well, and I guess the devs called out the bad reviews saying the game was meant for casual gamers and not hardcore gamers, and said the hardcore gamers were too hard on the game. That is mentioned here - https://www.ign.com/articles/2008/03/13/hudsons-low-wii-expectations I'm sure some of you have played it. Did anyone here get into it? From what I played, it didn't feel like a game that was supposed to be released on a console of said generation. It played and looked like a game from a previous generation. This released on the 360, and looked like a Xbox original game.
  7. Source - https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2024/03/05/gravity-rush-2-remastered-ps5-pc-report/ There's news saying that Gravity Rush 2 might be getting a remaster on the PS5 and PC. It's also said it could be a way to help promote the upcoming Gravity Rush movie, which I had no idea was a thing. Gravity Rush 2 released on the PS4 back in 2017, but was not a very big commercial success according to the article. This could be a way to try getting more eyes on it. And if there is a movie coming out soon, it would be a great time to promote it. I see they remastered the first game for the PS4 as it was originally a PS Vita game. I'd love for them to do another remaster of the first game for the PS5 and PC as well. I'm sure they could do some more for it. Who here has played Gravity Rush 2? Do you think it needs a remaster?
  8. Xbox will be putting on another short presentation of another Partner Preview tomorrow. It will be a 30+ minute show that will features upcoming games from studios from EA and Capcom. Some of the games they mention on the announcement are; Tales of Kenzera: Zau, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, and The First Berserker: Khazan. Nexcon was another studio mentioned via a Comicbook article here - https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/xbox-partner-preview-ea-capcom/ It will be taking place 10AM PT | 1PM ET | 6PM GMT and you can watch it via YouTube (Embeded below) and Twitch - http://twitch.tv/Xbox More on the partner preview here - https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2024/03/04/xbox-partner-preview-march-2024-announce/
  9. I believe we'll get a new Borderlands game eventually. Whether it be called Borderlands 4, or go with a completely different title to establish a new trilogy, I am willing to bet Gearbox has a roadmap where Borderlands is part of their lives for the next 10-20 years. This franchise can expand off into spin-offs as well, which with Gearbox behind the development, I think fans will flock to it. CEO Randy Pitchford has recently brought up news about a mystery project he is doing, saying it could will surpass past Gearbox accomplishments. Fans are thinking this next big game will be Borderlands 4, or a new game in the Borderlands universe. Or could they be going back into their catalog for their next project? Could it be a completely new IP even? More on this news here - https://gamerant.com/borderlands-4-tease-gearbox-ceo-randy-pitchford/
  10. There are rumors going around saying that AMD's new AI upscaling tech will be a part of the yet to be announced PS5 Pro. I am okay when AI is used to help make graphics pop more, that's fine. I don't like when AI is used to create everything. Upscaling to me, sounds exactly what these new AI tools should be used for. Making things look better, work better, etc. If this does happen, I wonder what Xbox's answer would be. We know Microsoft is using AI a lot these days, so I wouldn't doubt they do something, or have something similar planned with the next Series X|S and their future consoles. What do you think about the use of AI for upscaling and making other small improvements? Still, they are just rumors, so it could end up being bs. I'm sure we'll get a PS5 Pro at some point. The article below also discusses that Sony has been in talks with "midsize third-party partners" behind the scenes, which could mean the Pro gets unveiled soon. Read more on this news here - https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2024/03/05/ps5-pro-specs-ai-upscaling-amd-hint/
  11. The newest Thief game came out back in 2014 and didn't live up to the hype. Well I don't think there was much hype for that game to begin with, so it was never really going to do good. Anyway, I played a bit of the last Thief game, but got bored with it rather quickly. I know the original Thief games were popular, so much so that didn't it inspire games like Dishonored? Which I think I eventually went back to after playing Thief (2014). Do you think we'll ever see a Thief sequel or another reboot of the franchise? The crazy thing is, that it's been a little over 10 years since the rebooted Thief came out, so we're kind of due for something. They could also do remakes of the original trilogy.
  12. I didn't know there was already a Nintendo Switch emulator, but I suppose if it's the one emulator Nintendo takes down, it's going to be this one. Yuzu, the people behind said emulator, was recently sued by Nintendo for what they say is "facilitating piracy at a colossal scale." The team behind Yuzu immediately backed off and closed the program, and will be paying $2.4 million to settle this lawsuit. I can see why this one didn't survive long, considering the Switch is still a fairly relevant console and still highly purchased. So if there's an emulator out there, people will find ways of abusing it. And Nintendo isn't going to allow people to circumvent ways of playing popular switch titles. Do you think this could hurt emulators for older consoles? Or is this mainly due to the Switch being a current gen console? Read the full story about this here - https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/gaming/nintendo-switch-emulator-yuzu-will-utterly-fold-and-pay-24m-to-settle-its-lawsuit/ar-BB1jjERB
  13. Source - https://www.chithot.com/21909/the-7-best-sega-cd-games-and-how-to-play-them-today/ I sadly never owned a Sega CD or played the few games that came out for it. I've heard about some of the releases, but don't know a whole lot. Well it looks like someone made a list of the 7 best Sega CD Games and ways of how you can play them today. A lot of the games on this list have been re-released on PC and modern consoles, so if you don't own a Sega CD, you can play these games elsewhere. I will list the games they discussed below. Sonic CD Lunar: The Silver Star Snatcher Shining Force CD Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Popful Mail They also list the Mega-CD BIOS Collection, but that's meant for emulation. So really this list is for 6 games. Read the full article above to find out more details on where you can find these games for sale.
  14. I know the majority of 3D style Sonic games, including their spin-offs, were pretty bad. One that I remember vaguely is Shadow the Hedgehog. I have a copy of the game on the PS2, but I have never played it. Picked it up from a thrift store years ago and forgot I had it until recently. I looked at reviews for the time it was released, and they weren't good reviews. Has anyone here played it, and if so, how is it? Would it be worth playing it? I have considered bringing out my PS2 to play it, but idk if I really want to put myself through that if the game is actually awful. It released on the PS2, Xbox and GameCube back in 2005.
  15. Virus Rush is a new bullet-hell style game that takes place in a microscopic world. It released for the Nintendo Switch just a few days ago. You play as a sentient virus that has to navigate through what looks like hoards of germs and viruses. It looks like it'd be fun. The game combines elements of strategy and survival as well. Check the trailer out below. Is this a buy for you?
  16. Did anyone here pick up the Ouya back when the original Kickstarter happened back in 2012? I never owned one myself, but was interested when it first was released. The controller looks fairly decent, but I heard it wasn't that good of a controller and was said to be poorly made. As well, the Ouya console itself was a glorified android box, most phones of the time could do what it did, and phones to release soon after would already surpass its power. Eventually the company dissolved or closed down, I forget. And now you can probably find these little consoles for cheap all over eBay these days. Do you thin it's worth it for an android gaming device? Or is it too dated to work these days? I figure you could probably easily do some emulation on it too.
  17. Has anyone here played the Reservoir Dogs game that came out in 2006 for the PS2, Xbox and PC? It seemed like a lot of gangster movies got the video game treatment back in that generation, from this, to the likes of Scarface, The Sopranos, The Godfather and more. I've never played the game myself, but I am a huge fan of the movie and have considered checking it out. If it's as bad as they say it is, I might get some some laughs at how cringey it is at least.
  18. A video game based on the popular Paranormal Activity movie series is in the works and is expected to drop sometime in 2026. It's being developed by DarkStone Digital who did The Mortuary Assistant. DreadXP will publish it. I think Paranormal Activity works better in game form anyway. The movies were never scary to me. Plus with DarkStone Digital developing it, I expect it to be scary enough, they did a decent job with the Mortuary Assistant. Also, they are working with Paramount Games to make this happen. More on this story here: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2024/03/a-paranormal-activity-video-game-is-coming-in-2026/
  19. Not for gambling purposes, just thought I'd get that out of the way. My dad used to be into poker, but hasn't played it in a long time. I am not good at poker, know next to anything about it, but want to get him into online poker games. I'm thinking like those VR poker games, or just regular style poker you can play online. I'm leaning on PC, because I don't have an Xbone anymore so PC would be the best option. Do you have any suggestions for good online poker games? Are there any good ones that are free to play?
  20. I know it may sound weird, but have you ever been inspired to try new things or experiences because of a video game? Maybe it was a mission that featured a location you'd like to travel to one day, or maybe maybe the game introduced you to certain things like foods, drinks, and even cultures. Maybe a game inspired you to ask questions about the world. Is there any games that have inspired you in such a way? There has to be people who are inspired to try out new things because of a video game. I'm sure it happens with movies, tv, books, etc. I suppose you could say for me, traveling to certain locations would be something I could one day see myself doing. Like in Hitman for example, with the level in Sapienza. I'd love to visit a place like that one day. I've never been one for traveling, but that game made it look like a place I should see. And I do need to get out of my comfort zone anyway.
  21. Metal Gear Solid is one of my favorite franchises. I played portions of the first game on a demo over and over as a kid, and also played my share of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3. Especially 3 as that's my favorite of the whole series. But to be fair, I didn't play most of the games to follow. I did play one of the PSP style games on the MGS HD collection that came out back in like 2011, but that was it. I played a bit of MGS 5, but I couldn't get into it. I think the open world was too much for me. I have played a few of the NES games, but not far enough to make an opinion on them. I also have not played MGS 4 and hear it's one of the best. I also had MGS VR Missions back on the PS1 as well. Played the hell out of that too. I did play a bit of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but never beat it because it was way too hard for me. What would you say is your favorite MGS game? Which one is the best? Personally it's MGS 3 Snake Eater for me, both in terms of my favorite and the best. I think it's the best of the whole series.
  22. Remember when you could call video game hotlines to help you with tips on your favorite games? I know Nintendo was big on their hotlines. Sadly I never got the chance to use a video game hotline growing up. I don't think my parents would have been happy with the phone bill if I did haha. Now days it's not needed with the internet being readily available. But did anyone here ever call up these gaming hotline for tips and tricks?
  23. Has anyone played this free to play browser game? It's made by someone who goes by the name Neal. The game is very simple, you select an item from the right panel and combine them to other items to make new items that can be used in further crafting. For example, combining dust and water created mud, combining earth and fire makes lava, etc. I'm probably doing a horrible job explaining it, but here's a video showing exactly what you do, you don't have to watch the whole thing, you should get the idea fairly quickly. You can play the game here for free - https://neal.fun/infinite-craft/ I messed around with it for a while, and it's kind of relaxing to play. Going to his main site here - https://neal.fun/ you can find a ton of random games made by the same guy. I messed around with the password game, which was kind of fun.
  24. I had no idea Meta Quest has their own game pass style service simply called Meta Quest+. I guess if you sign up, you can get two free games a month, which can be kept until your subscription is up. The service is only $7.99 a month, or $59.99 annually if you want to save a few bucks. And hey, if you're new, you can get a free month when signing up. There is some news to share though. Meta Quest+ will now include a Games catalog to select from instead of just the two free games every month. This catalog so far will feature 12 games on March 1st, those games being: The Climb Demeo Espire 1: VR Operative Fruit Ninja Hand Physics Lab Jurassic World Aftermath Onward Red Matter A Township Tale Sports Scramble Until You Fall Walkabout Mini Golf So, if you get subscribed, you should be able to grab from any of these games, plus see two free games a month I imagine. Who here has already subscribed to their service? Do you think it's worth it right now? I just hope the catalog of games grows and it's not just the two games a month. More on this story here- https://xrsource.net/5859/meta-quest-takes-another-step-closer-to-xbox-game-pass/
  25. Releasing March 8th for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S is Unicorn Overlord, a new tactical RPG from the makers of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Odin Sphere. It's from the dev team at Vanillaware and published by Atlus. I'm sure there are fans of tactical RPGs here. I never really got too into them myself. Anyone here going to grab this when it releases?
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