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    The Humble Thread

    They also keep recycling bundles. I got that Vegas pro bundle back in December.
  2. We're far past the point of needing more power to make certain types of games. There isn't any real technical barriers anymore for game design. I love the Resident Evil 2 Remake for example but that game doesn't do anything that wasn't possible last gen, same with many other games made this generation. The hardware only removes performance barriers while allowing us to push others a bit further than before. On that note, this is kind of why I will never class something like the PlayStation 2 as retro as it was the point in console gaming where many of the technical barriers preventing game design were erased. Today we are seeing how games from that period are able to be re-released with little signs of ageing. Despite some of them being 15 years old these games are still modern in terms of design. Even in terms of technology this stuff is still cutting edge to a degree.
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    Konami 50th Anniversary Collection

    They released a Rondo of Blood & SotN double pack recently.
  4. Fighting games have been doing this for years, Guilty Gear even has a name for it (guts).
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    Your retro youtube videos

    Took all the mini-videos I did for my twitter feed this week and compiled them into one youtube video.
  6. Well that's just it, the technology is why something like this is so difficult to make. They are trying to take the scope of the original games world and remake it under modern standards, that means the world would be 1:1 scale and not use the abstraction seen in the original, that alone is a huge task if the developers are committed to a world where everything connects in a realistic fashion. Add the level of detail in modern graphics on top of that and the need to naturally expand the game anyway being a remake and all and you get a project that becomes bigger and more difficult to do with every new generation. Games take more time, money and man power than ever to make, especially at the cutting edge standards that are expected of games by Square on new systems such as the PS4. Sadly they don't get the luxuries afford by the likes of Monolith Soft with their Xenoblade series where they can cut corners with their graphical style not being massively demanding like the one being used by the FF7 remake. Even Namco's Tales series has been smart enough to keep many traditions in their series to avoid these issues. In short with every generation that passes the scope of a project such as this is only going to become bigger and more ridiculously demanding due to the nature of the original game. Square don't want to make a 1 for 1 remake with a graphic upgrade either, it would be pointless in their eyes when the original exists and can just be played instead. The Resident Evil 2 remake took years to make and they had a far more manageable scope to work with thanks to the game being set mostly in one building. The reason it took them so long to even start remaking FF7 is obvious; it is a game they really didn't want to remake on the logistics side. It's a poisoned chalice.
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    Randy Pitchford Negathread

    A thread
  8. Wasn't sure where to post this so I'm just making a new thread. I've been working on a big project recently where I will be posting 3 videos a day talking about video games from the 80s, 90s and 00s. This project took a long time and while I have a good deal of content stockpiled, this is an ongoing thing that I will be working on for a while. I'm still very much an amateur when it comes to video content but I'll be looking to try and improve as time goes on. I will be spreading the videos out throughout the day, posting them Monday to Friday. That is 15 videos a week. 15 minutes of content a week. I'm not going to ask for follows or anything but any views and feedback would be appreciated.
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    Is crunch required?

    As someone fascinated with all the ways we can evolve our mechanical expression in games, those last four minutes made me really sad that the arcades died.
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    Puyo Puyo Champions - May 7th

    Hard to sell this game to people when puyo puyo tetris is out there. I'm eyeing PPT myself.
  11. Internet has killed carboot gaming in general, not just retro.
  12. Took Easter for it to happen but I finally found stuff worth getting. £3 for the 2.
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    If they won't answer them then he shouldn't either. He's certainly not getting anything good out of doing so.
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    If you're not official PR I suggest not answering any questions yourself and instead passing them over to the people whose job it is to do so. Let them take the heat, that's what they're there for.
  15. My bad, forgot to post a link https://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcasticChannel

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