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  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 22 hours ago

    Singleplayer campaigns:
    - Can't be sold as a service.
    - Are strong arguments against always-on internet connections required for modern DRM.
    - Can't be promoted as an e-sport.
    - Can't be used to tempt players into microtransactions.
    - Are getting more expensive every year as the asset pipeline gets longer and longer.

    Economics is working against the singleplayer campaign in triple-A games. As the gap widens between big publishers chasing the almighty multiplayer dollar and the rest of the gaming industry, there will be more opportunities for smaller studios.

    Posted in Black Ops 4's Missing Campaign is a Problem and Battle Royale Won't Have Fortnite's Legs

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 3 days ago

    I still remember the heady days of Everquest. Being able to do things besides killing monsters and taking their stuff was a revelation to people playing games back then. Almost two decades later and we're still grappling with how to make people's virtual lives more like their real ones, without making things too boring.

    Posted in Shenmue Remains a Cult Classic and a Cautionary Tale

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 5 days ago

    Seventeen years after discontinuing the Dreamcast, Sega dips its toes into the console market once again...

    Posted in Sega Genesis Mini Announced at Sega FES 2018, See it Here

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 5 days ago

    I was going to pick "your character in Dragon Quest V." Then I started thinking about which dad has the most complicated relationship with his kids in video games, and the answer always came up Kain.

    (Honorable mention goes to Barry of Resident Evil, who is probably the most paternal character I've ever seen in a video game. He's a dad, that's what he does.)

    Posted in Who's Your Favorite Dad in Video Games?

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 6 days ago

    I can't help but wonder if the series is ready to go back to having adult protagonists. We have reminders in Persona 5 that the game's audience skews older (according to some theories about why certain relationships are in the game at all). The reporter confidante in particular was a strong Persona 2: EP reference.

    Posted in Reflections on Persona 5 With a Year of Hindsight

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 6 days ago

    The only place left to go is space, and then we will have come full circle. It remains to be seen if the student can surpass the master, to paraphrase a quote.

    Posted in Report: New BioShock Game In the Works

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 12 days ago

    I wish I could claim it was Fallout: New Vegas, or Earthbound, or Super Mario RPG (all RPGs I've played numerous times). That would at least make sense, because I actually liked playing those games very much.

    I had an alt of every class at max level in World of Warcraft by the time I quit playing.

    Posted in What's Your Most Replayed Game?

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 13 days ago

    Hmm... a late mea culpa for Blacklist is better than nothing, I guess.

    Posted in Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Teased for Ghost Recon Wildlands

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 27 days ago

    Beat Pokemon X using a ragtag team composed entirely of Eeveelutions earlier this week. Next up on my 3DS backlog: Bravely Second. That wizard came from the moon.Edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in What Game Are You Planning on Playing This Weekend?

  • Avatar for nimzy nimzy 28 days ago

    Pretty much as expected. I hope HZD's tech win means we get more interestingly-animated enemies in future games.

    Posted in Zelda Wins Another Game of the Year Award at the GDC Awards