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RogerRoger

@Octane I live in a town centre and was gonna reply with "I hear them every year!" to your comment, but then I stopped and thought about it and you're right, I haven't heard them for a good couple years now. It's all buskers on steel drums and whatnot around here nowadays. Maybe I'm just away for the days picked by the Salvation Army Band or something!

@Tasuki Hope you get your internet back soon (and that your roof is fixed before the holidays, too)!

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Tasuki

@RogerRoger Thanks man. I have an appointment with my ISP to get it fixed tomorrow (the earliest they had available) and the roof should be done by today.

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JohnnyShoulder

The comments were getting a bit juicy in the Destiny Games of the Decade article!

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

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DonJorginho

@KratosMD If I was doing my Games Of The Decade just off my personal enjoyment I would certainly have some questionable picks haha

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD It's all opinions at the end of the day, some are bound to make the cut and others won't. Some games, like Untitled Goose Simulator/I Am Bread/Octodad etc. all kind of fall into the same category so I don't think it's wrong to select just one of those to speak for them all.

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DonJorginho

@KratosMD I would have some picks like Metroid Other M, Dying Light, Sleeping Dogs and Red Steel 2, not the most universally acclaimed but some of the most fun I had this decade in gaming.

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Rudy_Manchego

@kyleforrester87 @KratosMD I'd agree that Flappy Bird, if representing a type of genre or style of game should be there from a certain point of view. It is a little like Destiny being in there on the PS list. You could argue that the quality of the game and its history doesn't deserve the merit of being on the list but it did really change the gaming landscape and push a brand new type of live service game. In a way, Destiny represents every looter shooter.

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DonJorginho

God Jedi Fallen Order is too good, played 1.5-2 hours last night and it is potentially one of my favourite games this year so far, I am playing on Jedi Master and it is the perfect balance between enough ease to make me feel relatively powerful yet gives me more than enough of a challenge.

My only gripe has been some minor nitpicks with the animations, as the typical evade animation has way more frames than say your typical evade from a Soulsbourne game which makes it hit and miss at times which can make it frustrating and the way Cal moves in general can be a pain sometimes but overall this game has been a very polite surprise and I am thoroughly enjoying it so far, would recommend it to anyone interested.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

My last day of work for the calendar year tomorrow. You know that means... Not only is it non uniform day... But Toy Day too 😁

It's going to be a bit of an anxious day tomorrow as I just know some kids, or more so their parents, aren't gonna have any sense about it and let some of them bring in some really ridiculously expensive things that I just know will get broke or damaged...

... C'est la vie

I'll put a film or two on as well.

Had enough of Frozen though. Past four years it's been played on this last day before christmas for the tykes and I'll tear my hair out of I have to hear "let it go" again.

I'm bringing Paddington and Toy story or something and they can like it or lump it 😂

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mookysam

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy When I was at junior school it always used to be Santa Claus: The Movie (the one where Dudley Moore is an elf) and one year they put Annie on. I'd taken Frozen any day of the week. 😂

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JohnnyShoulder

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I dare ya to put Bad Santa on for them! 😂

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

mookysam wrote:

*Santa Claus: The Movie (the one where Dudley Moore is an elf)

Seriously?! That's such a bad film 😅 You poor soul @mookysam!


Pfffft noooo... I'll take Die Hard instead @JohnnyShoulder!

They've been pretty good so I might be nice and take in a selection for them to choose from... Age appropiate obviously.

... Though I was eight when my dad showed me The Terminator...

"Well that was fun. Horrible, but fun!" Fargus The Jester - Pandemonium (After a summoning a monster that destroyed his home town)

"Words don't make changes. Wounds do." Agent Black - Iconoclasts

Rudy_Manchego

Anyways, thanks to birthday gifties, I have added to my Switch library and never ending backlog with Dead Cells and Children of Morta (physical) and I picked up Blasphemous in the sale. I also caved and double dipped on Hyper Light Drifter despite owning it on PS4. If I get any more vouchers at Chrimbo I might go for Far Lone Sails.

Also got Ghost Giant on PSVR which I am looking forward to.

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DonJorginho

What do you guys think about the January Sale? You gonna pick up anything?

I think I will pick up Skyrim, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Doom and Spiderman PS4 from those on sale as I want a digital copy.

DonJorginho

JohnnyShoulder

@Rudy_Manchego Hope you enjoy Dead Cells, i really did! I've yet to do a second run, i know the latest update made things a bit fairer for multiple playthroughs.

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There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

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Rudy_Manchego

@JohnnyShoulder I struggle with Rogue likey type of games because my tiny brain can't comprehend that I could spend time and not really get anywhere (because I get better at games very very slowly). However, I have wanted this game for ages and I love the look and the combat looks so satisfying.

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Thrillho

@Rudy_Manchego It's a fun game but the difficulty spike is highest at the beginning when you have least health and fewest abilities (and can't get to the first place to use your cells).

Later on you can whizz through the early stages but I'd use the first runs to go slowly, get used to the controls, and try and get as much gold and cells as possible in the first areas to get some early upgrades. I wouldn't recommend buying every weapon possible though as the game only drops weapons and equipment you've unlocked and some of it is trash.

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Th3solution

@Thrillho @Rudy_Manchego I still need to get on with Dead Cells too. I’m not a Roguelike or Metroidvania fan either, but this one seems to be unique and less conventionally identifiable as either of those. I don’t know, my luck with 2D style gaming is rough too, so we’ll see. I didn’t get along with Sonic Mania earlier this year. To say it frustrated and annoyed me would be putting it lightly. 😅

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Th3solution

@KratosMD @JohnnyShoulder
(I brought this comment over from the Death Stranding thread since it veers off subject slightly.)

Agreed on the strange approach to marketing by Sony lately, but I will say that here in the States there was quite a bit of Death Stranding promotion. I saw several commercials air on TV in the week or so leading to the release and I watch almost no TV. I only watch sports on network TV - NFL, NCAA, NBA, MLB... clearly the 18-30 year old male whose watching professional and college sports is the prime target audience for the game. I recall seeing plenty of ads for DS and Jedi: Fallen Order during the World Series (as well as Call of Duty and Gears of War) — just about every other or every third commercial break had one of the Video games in it.

That said, I’ve never seen any mass marketing anywhere for Concrete Genie or Medievil. Nothing. (Also as a side note on non-Sony published games - Nothing for Outer Worlds and Nothing for Control. The former still selling better than expected, the latter being a commercial disappointment). ...I guess there are certain games that they feel aren’t worth investing in the marketing. The thing is, running promotional videos on their YouTube Channel or highlighting these smaller games on the PlayStation storefront doesn’t cost any money, but Sony won’t even do that. And yeah, to Johnny’s point, the drowning out of these smaller games with big PS5 announcements seems a little cannibalistic.

And watch — Dreams will get the same treatment as CG and Medievil most likely. People won’t see ads or promotion unless they’re a hardcore like us. Then it will sell poorly as a result. And Media Molecule will possibly suffer layoffs, or worse yet — complete closure, a la Evolution Studios. Hopefully not though.

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