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Joshua Fletcher

  • Registered 11 years ago
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  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 8 days ago

    The first game I bought was Half-Life 2, in a collector's edition of sorts that came with a t-shirt. That forced me on the service but I think the first game I bought, a year or two later, was VTM Bloodlines. I remember buying a game or two on other services, which are lost in time, but I could play Bloodlines today if I wanted to.

    Posted in Steam Turns 15 Today: The First Games We Bought on Valve's PC Marketplace

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 14 days ago

    @Smiling-Herbie OK, I understand. I guess I have a different read on the situation.

    RE5 was basically RE4 in a new setting with co-op, and it was really good co-op, and it also played fine single-player. I thought people generally liked it. RE6 was an action game, but I thought it was a really good one, with lots of content and sharp mechanics. I think RE7 probably sold less because it intentionally shunned that larger audience that RE6 attracted because of the conscious decision to do straight survival horror. I expect RE2 remake to be a massive hit though.

    The last time a FF game was near-universally loved was probably Final Fantasy X, so it's been a while, but each game finds its audience. I don't know where FFXVI will go but it is likely it will have vastly different characters, settings, and mechanics, because they always do. I wouldn't rule out a FFXV-2, although all the DLC might end up being that defacto.

    Posted in Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition Out Now for PS4 and Xbox One, Coming to Switch Soon

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 14 days ago

    @Smiling-Herbie RE5 and RE6 both sold really well though - better than RE4 and RE7 in fact.

    FFXV is a weird game but I think they made many good decisions on how to modernize the series, and of course it looks terrific. If any purist thinks they’re going to make another main entry that plays like FF6 they need to stop because it’s not going to happen. The good thing is that Square is big enough to make games like that as well, as they did this year.

    Posted in Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition Out Now for PS4 and Xbox One, Coming to Switch Soon

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    @héctorlópez95 Considering World is literally Capcom's best selling game ever, I really think any future MH game is going to be more like World than this. That was Kat's point and it's a good one.

    Even a future MH5 on Switch can do things like seamless maps, infinite whetstones, scoutflies, etc. We're not talking about PSPs with 32 megs of RAM anymore.

    Posted in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on Switch is the Polar Opposite of Monster Hunter: World

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    @Godots17thCup The NSMBU series is weird. The handheld games are pretty unspectacular, but the console ones are excellent. I just don't like the graphics and "bwa bwa" music.

    Posted in Report: New Super Mario Bros. U Coming to Switch

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    @WiIIyTheAntelope He was hired by IGN in October, so it wasn't even a year. That said, I can totally see how he got away with it.

    His IGN review of Dead Cells ripped off a small YT channel that had around 11,000 subscribers. His HD Rumble ripoff was from a NeoGAF post. So this is how he seemed to have operated, steal from a video few people watched and put it in text form. Who is going to put those two together?

    The other way he operated was by taking an article and just rewording it thoroughly, to the point where you kind of have to put the two side by side to point it out. It's something he's probably since doing since grade school.

    Posted in IGN Scrubs All of Ex-Editor's Articles from Site After Even More Instances of Plagiarism Revealed

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    This guy's plagiarism which is of the "just change it up a little so the teacher doesn't notice" variety, which I find even sadder than the outright lifts that usually come from this. He's a guy who was punching so far above his own weight that his style amounted to little more than stealing others' insights and mixing up the wording a bit.

    Posted in IGN Scrubs All of Ex-Editor's Articles from Site After Even More Instances of Plagiarism Revealed

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    EA literally told people not to buy their game if they don't like what they are doing with it. So if preorder numbers are down, I guess the logical conclusion is that people have decided to take EA's recommendation at face value.

    Posted in Analysts Worry Battlefield 5 Could Disappoint Like "Titanfall 2" In Terms of Sales

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    @docexe The thing is that this technology already exists. We have streaming platforms. Sony has had a streaming platform co-exist with their console business for years. Nvidia sells really expensive GPUs but also a fairly affordable streaming platform to play many of those games.

    The truth is that these streaming platforms are not that good and not that popular. Barring MS taking control of the entire internet infrastructure, whatever service they come with will have all the same issues.

    Posted in A Streaming Next-Gen Xbox Could Be as Revolutionary as Xbox Live

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing A month ago

    @Captain-Gonru Pretty sure you can buy a Roku pretty much anywhere dude.

    Posted in A Streaming Next-Gen Xbox Could Be as Revolutionary as Xbox Live

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