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#24931 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4831 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:29 AM

Here’s A Look At Some Sweet Artwork From Octopath Traveler’s Launch Party

 

My Nintendo adds printable Octopath Traveler boxart covers

 

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice You Can Play it Smart and Progress Even If You’re Not Insanely Good

 

Steins;Gate Elite Showing Opening Cutscene

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Mega Man 11’s Devs Show Off The Room Sound Effects Are Made

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Sega’s Latest Shenmue Video Goes Back To The Actual Dobuita Street

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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS Gets Beautiful Guest Art by Akihiko Yoshida and More

 

Player Hacks Splatoon 2 Leaderboards To Ask For Anticheat

 

God Wars 2 Announced; Details Coming Next Week



#24932 DarthPwner  

Posted 14 July 2018 - 01:15 AM

Steins;Gate Elite Showing Opening Cutscene

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Absolutely beautiful... I love those characters. They are very near and dear to my heart... I'm getting this for all systems when it comes out just to support those devs!

#24933 slainviper  

Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:51 AM

Skipping the remaster as well. The sound a Dreamcast makes while reading discs is an important part of the experience.

The sound of a Dreamcast is nothing compared to the sound of a C64.



#24934 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8911 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

I will give better impressions after I finish all the routes, but after 1 route the game is very good and I love that in the routes all the characters play a part still. There isn't the I choose someone and all of a sudden the world is just us 2 after that. Lots of mystery, story, and the routes for me come in maybe 4-5 hours each, which is pretty long as I read relatively quickly. Happy nightmare is correct. This is shaping up to be a good VN, and I believe the ultimate route will be a very interesting and good one. 8.5/10 so far. 



#24935 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4831 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:54 AM

Side-scrolling action game Dead or School coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Has A New ‘Rookie Hunter’ Mode

 

Ever Oasis Celebrates Its First Anniversary With Comments From The Mana Series Creator

 

Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Siren model kit launches in November – pre-orders open, photos

 

Kingdom Hearts 3’s Fourteen Years in the Making: An Interview with Square Enix’s Brendan Docherty

 

Yo-kai Watch Blasters multiplayer gameplay

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Nintendo Famicom Classic Edition’s Shonen Jump Gold Version Sells 111,000 Units in Three Days

 

New Naku Koro ni title and Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku announced



#24936 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2818 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2018 - 03:05 AM

Absolutely beautiful... I love those characters. They are very near and dear to my heart... I'm getting this for all systems when it comes out just to support those devs!

Said it before, will say it again: Drunk Kurisu or GTFO!

Still think it played out better as an anime than a game....



#24937 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   2997 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 15 July 2018 - 04:44 AM

Just read about the Maverick names in X5 being restored to their original names instead of the Guns n' Roses ones. I'm generally a purist, but I'm not crazy about this. Aside from being used to the other names now, these names are just badass. Izzy Glow, Duff McWhalen, The Skiver. Frickin' Mattrex is a one-word name; that's awesome.

#24938 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11271 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:19 AM

Just read about the Maverick names in X5 being restored to their original names instead of the Guns n' Roses ones. I'm generally a purist, but I'm not crazy about this. Aside from being used to the other names now, these names are just badass. Izzy Glow, Duff McWhalen, The Skiver. Frickin' Mattrex is a one-word name; that's awesome.

His name was Duff McWhalen. Duff McGodDamnWhalen. They are messing not only with my childhood, but the natural order of awesome by reverting them to generic robot master names.



#24939 jedimario   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   241 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

jedimario

Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful... I love those characters. They are very near and dear to my heart... I'm getting this for all systems when it comes out just to support those devs!


Another reason to preorder multiple systems would be the different bonuses for PS4 and Switch.

#24940 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5673 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:53 AM

Not really much this week. An updated version of Touhou Genso Wanderer and a physical edition of Sonic Mania. I'm somewhat curious how Touhou Genso Wanderer stacks up to other Japanese roguelikes.

Other stuff that released without warning last week or I overlooked it (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai (PS4 | Fighting)
- Dead or School (Early Access | RPG? No idea)

Weekly Releases (July 15th - July 21st)

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch, XB1, PC
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Sonic Mania Plus
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch, XB1
- Genre: Action Platformer / Gotta go fast
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Physical edition of the previously released Sonic Mania. The Plus content is free for owners of Sonic Mania.

Super Dungeon Tactics
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: SRPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PC.

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch
- Genre: Roguelike
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Enhanced version of Touhou Genso Wanderer with more content.

Hand of Fate 2
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Card Game / Action RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4, XB1 & PC.

ACA NeoGeo: League Bowling
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Sports / Bowling
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only.

Arcade Archives: City Connection
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action / Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Local only.
- Comments: Digital only.

Starship Avenger Operation: Take Back Earth
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: SHMUP / Defense Shooter
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Coming out on PC at a later date.

Tanzia
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action-Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Currently in early access on PC.

Heroki
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Thumper
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Rhythm / Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

The cursed love
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Chinese dev.

Because We're Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~ Act I
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel / Otome
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Muse Dash
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Rhythm / Music
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

King of Phoenix
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Dating Sim
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Past Releases
July 8th - July 14th
July 1st - July 7th
June 24th - June 30th
June 17th - June 23rd
June 10th - June 16th



#24941 NeoStrayCat   Cat Person! :3 CAGiversary!   854 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

NeoStrayCat

Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:35 AM

For the small fighting game community out there...

 

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[St] out on Steam on August 20th.

 

No word on price or DLC included or not. But be aware that its treated as a separate game and not an upgrade.



#24942 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36708 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

Good news for trophy hunters: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 will have two separate trophy lists with platinum trophies.

https://psnprofiles....gacy-collection
https://psnprofiles....cy-collection-2

#24943 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   2997 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:55 PM

Be cool if every game had a Platinum. Like finishing the game without upgrades or using special weapons or something.

#24944 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3518 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:51 PM

Be cool if every game had a Platinum. Like finishing the game without upgrades or using special weapons or something.

Sony is probably going to be a little more restrictive about things like that, seeing as trophies now have monetary value.



#24945 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11271 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:47 PM

Good news for trophy hunters: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 will have two separate trophy lists with platinum trophies.

https://psnprofiles....gacy-collection
https://psnprofiles....cy-collection-2

Dammit, I was gonna get it for Switch, now I have to get it on PS4



#24946 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4342 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:02 AM

Sony is probably going to be a little more restrictive about things like that, seeing as trophies now have monetary value.

Isn't it only psn credit though?  That's not exactly monetary value.



#24947 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11271 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:36 AM

Sony is probably going to be a little more restrictive about things like that, seeing as trophies now have monetary value.

Through Sony Rewards? Or did I miss something else as well



#24948 SolidSnake86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1451 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

SolidSnake86

Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:50 AM

I'm sure this will be digital-only, but I'm hoping this gets a physical release on the PS4 too (as long as it's from any company but Limited Run Games).



#24949 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3518 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:06 AM

Isn't it only psn credit though?  That's not exactly monetary value.

 

Well, if you wanna get really technical, I guess you can't sell the PSN credit you earn, so it doesn't absolutely have monetary value. But PSN credit CAN have monetary value if it's on a card or whatnot. And you use the PSN credit to purchase things with monetary value... semantics aside, the point still remains. The trophies now have value beyond that of just personal gratification. Giving credit for trophies is costing Sony money, and since you earn more credit for higher tier trophies, I'd have to imagine that they will be more strict on how developers use them.

 

Through Sony Rewards? Or did I miss something else as well

 

Sony announced they will be rewarding players with PSN credit for their trophies. I think for 10 plats you get $10 credit. Not sure if it's for PSN plus users only. Also, since I know you're wondering - no, it's not retroactive.



#24950 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:17 AM

Dammit, I was gonna get it for Switch, now I have to get it on PS4

This just solidifies my PS4 purchase of it since you got both discs with PS4 while the Switch was a code for the 2nd one (I believe).



#24951 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

This just solidifies my PS4 purchase of it since you got both discs with PS4 while the Switch was a code for the 2nd one (I believe).

Yeah, this half & half shit is for the birds. If your offering physical, make it 100%, or not at all.



#24952 Thermopyle  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Sony announced they will be rewarding players with PSN credit for their trophies. I think for 10 plats you get $10 credit. Not sure if it's for PSN plus users only. Also, since I know you're wondering - no, it's not retroactive.

Yep, $10 for 10 plats, $2.50 for 25 golds, $1 for 100 silvers. There's a yearly cap of 12 passes for the rewards (not sure if that's each or total for the 3 types), but you just go to your account, sign, then at the top right it says "Track your pass activity" with a See my passes link underneath. If you haven't already activated the passes you'll have one for platinum trophies, gold trophies, and silver trophies under the Available tab, otherwise they'll be under In Progress for your current pass or under Completed for any sets you've already finished. As you get the rewards you'll just get points added to your Sony Rewards account. So far I've gotten $34.50 worth of points from trophies, which I've turned into $30 PSN credit.



#24953 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8911 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:20 PM

For everyone doing the Amazon Twitch free games thing from link lots of good games available right now. I was waiting for Red Strings Club and Tyranny and both are available at the moment. 



#24954 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   810 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:15 PM

 
Season 3!!!... oh...
 
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At least we'll get a movie version too.
 
Also, obligatory
 


#24955 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2720 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

One of the few shows where I watched the end credits after every episode.

#24956 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5673 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:16 PM

For everyone doing the Amazon Twitch free games thing from link lots of good games available right now. I was waiting for Red Strings Club and Tyranny and both are available at the moment. 

Yeah, I didn't get around to posting this during the afternoon. Made my calendar reminder and didn't set a time, so it reminded me this morning prior to Tyranny being added. Not sure if I would've remembered to post it today.



#24957 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4831 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:08 AM

Dragon Quest XI Devs Talk Monsters, Hidden Secrets, And Why The West Is Getting More

 

Sonic Mania Plus Gets a Wonderfully Bizarre ’90s Infomercial Video for Launch

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Silent Hill 2 Mini Map And Save Anywhere Secrets Found

 

Miyazaki Says Directing Two Projects at Once Helps with Inspiration; Explains His Signature Storytelling Way

 

Granblue Fes 2018 Will Have Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link News In December

 

Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link will be localized into English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish

 

Brave Fencer Musashi Got A Special 20th Anniversary Video From Square Enix

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Varnir of the Dragon Star details Faar, Corberia, and Rubyeye

 

SaGa: Scarlet Grace for PS4, Switch, PC, and smartphones second trailer

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#24958 Tothoro  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:32 AM

I feel like this is fairly under-the-radar, but this is Platinum's upcoming game and Granblue is getting pretty big in Japan. I'm pretty excited for this.



#24959 ar4757   Makoto x Joker is canon CAGiversary!   878 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:43 AM

One of the few shows where I watched the end credits after every episode.

It's always impressive when a show can get you to watch the credits each time - I've been watching Jojo's Bizarre Adventure for the first time and I love watching the end credits every episode



#24960 NeoMonk  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 03:55 AM

Just when I was done buying figures this year Miku pulls me back in!

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