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Gaming E3 2021 (and Summer Game Fest) - Discussion Thread (Starts June 12th to June 15th)

Discussion in 'Community' started by InterestingLurker, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

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  2. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Kept you stranding, huh?

    Edit: I’m a little underwhelmed by the offerings of HH Dorito Pope so far; if this sets them tone we might be in for a slow week and change. Understandable given the pandemic, but still.

    Edit 2: Oh, and also Elden Ring I guess. Sure looks like every From game. Sure doesn't feel like people were getting overly obsessive about it for no reason.
     
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  3. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

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    The director's cut? Who was keeping Kojima from releasing his preferred cut of the game when it was originally released? Doesn't he run the company that created the game, the game that he complete control over?
     
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  4. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    It seems to mostly be an excuse to resell the game for higher end hardware rather than just upgrading it. It’s a downright Koei Tecmo sort of move.
     
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  5. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It's almost like Kojima is full of bull****...
     
  6. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes and @Ramza, yes. Totally agree.
     
  7. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Guy goes and makes an (admittedly brilliant) game in the 90's and he's treated like gaming's Mick Jagger...
     
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  8. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    He definitely needs a team telling him, for example, “what if there was, like, compelling gameplay here?”
     
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  9. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I can only assume that Konami told him after MGS2 and 4 to maybe tone it down a bit, which is why 3 and 5 were considerably better.
     
  10. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Konami butchered the ending of 2 and was generally bad in terms of handling their franchises so I’m disinclined to give them any benefit of the doubt. Rather it seems like the old cautionary tale that games actually take a lot of decisions from a lot of people and are not auteur projects. See also: David “Emotions. Also I committed various labor law violations and fostered a culture of harassment. Emotions.” Cage.
     
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  11. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That's weird, because the ending of MGS2 is one of the few things I liked about that game. Not so much the boss fight with Solidus, that was pants, but from a story POV the implication of something bigger with the Patriots was interesting to me.
     
  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    No, I mean precisely the Solidus fight and all of that, they had a bunch of stuff cut from that sequence at the last minute because of 9/11.
     
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  13. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Really hope that any additional content in the Death Stranding: Director's Cut finds its way into the PC release...
     
  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    So 500 pieces of DLC to be announced, including cosmetic speedos?
     
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  15. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sometimes I feel like the only person that was genuinely enthralled with Death Stranding's gameplay for my entire 40+ hour playthrough. [face_laugh]

    I've never touched an MGS game. P.T. and Death Stranding were my entry points for him, so I don't have pre-existing connection to his work. But God, Death Stranding is easily my favorite game in years. There's nothing else like it. It's super relaxing to play, gorgeous to look at, and narratively right up my alley.
     
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  16. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    [​IMG]

    Japanese devs are usually quite happy to let you pay full price again regardless of the platform.
     
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  17. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Honestly, I'd probably pay it. [face_laugh]

    I'm just worried it might be a straight up PS5 exclusive, and I have no desire or intention of getting a console.
     
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  18. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    That’s also a very real possibility.
     
  19. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Here was the Summer Game Fest Kick-Off from last night:

     
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  20. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    THANK YOU!
     
  21. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Anyone excited for the Ubisoft panel? Expecting anything cool?
     
  22. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    In all fairness, he's the John Romero of our time.
    Say, whatever happened to that guy?
    The pre-E3 chatter indicates they'll probably announce their next AC game, but I can't imagine it'll drop this year since they still haven't even completed the DLC for Valhalla
     
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  23. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    He retired comfortably at a young age and lives in a big house in Ireland? :p
     
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  24. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    ... I was looking for 'he made Daikatana and everyone laughed at him and he faded into obscurity'. :p

    Remember, he was the guy who had this ad made for the game:
    [​IMG]
     
  25. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This is so boring. I’m not a huge Ubisoft guy.