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  1. Pearce founded Blizzard with Mike Morhaime and J. Allen Brack Quite the week for the old guard stepping down with Tim Willits announcing his departure from id after 24 years yesterday.
  2. And features everyone's favorite cyberpunk and killer actor!
  3. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-16-gamestop-plans-to-renovate-stores-pilot-new-store-concepts
  4. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-16-disney-hires-former-playstation-portfolio-boss-to-head-up-games-licensing
  5. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-12-blizzard-unleashes-googles-deepmind-ai-against-european-starcraft-ii-players
  6. I saw a little of this game at E3. This game looks like a sequel to Contra Hard Corps on the Genesis.
  7. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-15-ratio-of-successful-kickstarter-projects-at-highest-since-double-fine-adventure
  8. https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/twitch-allegedly-bans-dr-disrespect-after-he-livestreams-from-an-e3-bathroom-1203240351/
  9. https://www.takethis.org/industry-content/state-of-the-industry-white-paper/
  10. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-09-game-investments-continue-at-record-pace-in-first-half-of-2019
  11. I think it's best to start with the catalyst for this thread, namely https://www.polygon.com/2019/7/8/20680953/king-kong-xbox-360-game-rayman-michel-ancel and then move into the concept. I remember buying King Kong on the Gamecube, what must have been 6 months before I picked up an Xbox 360 (no correlation, bar the timing) as it was cheap and I'd seemingly played everything else on the Gamecube. Unlike the author of the article, I don't remember a huge amount from the game, bar it being surprisingly scary due to the nature of the combat and the enemies and parts of the game looking fantastic. The article does beg the question though, what movie tie-ins did you either love, or find were much better than they had any right to be? To start off, we will not be talking about Goldeneye or Spiderman 2 in this thread as it has already been thoroughly discussed. As it's my thread however, I will start off with three games that I loved, played a huge amount and will still revisit from time-to-time now, when I want that hit of 'I love this, although I know it hasn't aged well'. Mission Impossible (N64) I remember this being the first game my best friend and I actively followed until release (including the pain of it's significant delay) and when we played it, we both loved it. It had a great (mature) plot, the mechanics were decent and the spy element was implemented pretty fantastically (good gadgets, not forgetting the Face Changer). The above mission 'Embassy' was one that I replayed almost as much as Facility. The World is Not Enough (N64) So underrated as it wasn't developed by Rare, but this took all the mechanics of Goldeneye, added more stealth bits, more story and a great opening sequence to make a very good FPS for it's time. This also laid the foundation for EA's surprisingly good James Bond offerings on the subsequent generation (Agent Under Fire, Nightfire, Everything or Nothing, From Russia With Love). Tomorrow Never Dies (PS1) I know it's basically shit and a rip-off of Syphon Filter. It handles poorly, looks and sound shit, but...it's really fun. Really diverse and it was the first PS1 game that I had bought for me as a Christmas present. There was shooting, driving and skiing all in the one package which was nice and the film, despite not being the strongest, will always be one of my favourites as it was the first I owned on VHS.
  12. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-08-g2a-image-rehabilitation-effort-backfires
  13. Bow before me. Welcome me back. OG member of bad cartridge and IGN message boards. We’ve grown up together. From the days of high school to now a very immature 32 year old. Kneel down and thank me for being here
  14. Game Informer 9.5 IGN 8.7 Gamespot 8 Metacritic 88 Polygon doesn't do numbers anymore? Given the title I don't think it was good "Kingdom Hearts 3 ends the series with a whimper" Also here is how to unlock the secret movie. It doesn't really spoil anything so I'm just going to quote it.
  15. It's not been a deliberate thing, but I just realised the VAST majority of my Switch library is made up of indies. Just in 2019 I have bought Wargroove, Downwell, My Time at Portia, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Cadence of Hyrule, Friends of Ringo Ishihawa and Graveyard Keeper. I haven't bought a 'big budget' game since Pokemon Let's Go. Maybe it's my age, and these games often remind me of the stuff I played when I was younger? Maybe it's the convenience of the eshop? The stuff EA, Activision etc. is putting out just doesn't interest me these days it seems. Am I the only one?
  16. EA: "I struggle with the perception that we're just a bunch of bad guys" Here is a hint -- EA used to be a publisher where I would buy several games from every year. Some of my favourite games of all time were from EA (Think 688 Attack Sub, The Bard's Tale Series, Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, Command & Conquer, Dead Space Series, Desert Strike, James Pond, Mass Effect Series, Mirror's Edge, M.U.L.E., NFS (the good ones), NHL '94, Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, Populous series, Syndicate, Titanfall 2, Wings of Glory, etc.) I've been playing your great single player games for over 30 years. No all you want to make is GaaS online RPGs, FTP shooters and pay-to-win sports games. You took some of my favourite developers, and turned them into shit factories. This is why I hate you.
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