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#3343

they’ll just send someone there to stand on a stage and pull out a napkin with ‘idk crash bandicoot vs uncharted or some bullshit’ and read it aloud and get game of the show


#3344

At least we get one less awkward speech from a Sony executive wearing a 1,000$ blazer and bluejeans.


#3345

This is amazing. I love games that make you play two different games at the same time


#3346

eventually shit like E3 and TGS will just be hosted online in virtual reality, with virtual booths. play demos of stupid games nobody will remember, watch goofy fucks parade on a virtual stage to talk about their stupid video game console or the future of gaming or whatever the fuck, chat with developers, toggle the goddamn booth girls off (are those even still a thing? i hope not). all of this without having to inhale somebody’s body miasma or run the risk of getting somebody’s sweat on you, nobody to bump into you, all of the asses screaming betrayal will just be doing it in the chat rooms.

i guess E3 should just be second life. but in my head there’s more of a geocities aesthetic.

E3 and stuff like that stopped really exciting or even interesting me in like, 2005 or 6. i figure the stuff that will appeal to me will probably just pop up on itch dot io or steam, but i’m also not the target for E3 since i’m not paid to write about video games nor do i manage a babbages. i hope it all came down to somebody being like, “man, i don’t want to go to fuckin’ L.A. or have to deal with any of this shit”, and a bunch of people in the boardroom agreed, so they said fuck it!


#3347

Did they do this? The soundtrack files sounds pretty good to me but I am an ignoramus about audio quality. The GC version was definitely painfully compressed in places, especially the little puzzle solve guitar arpeggio.

Mouse control in menus is definitely a good sign! Tho lol this game is going to be so easy with mouse aim.


#3348

new vanillaware game delayed indefinitely


#3349

No this is completely baseless and unfair speculation, steam reviews seem to report the soundtrack sounds uncompressed and high quality. I’m still suspicious of what “remastered” means in the context audio whose life has been completely digital.


#3350

aha this is so much more tonally repulsive than I could’ve imagined

the movement doesn’t even feel good


#3351

Right? Insomniac is way too good at polish for that game


#3352

and they didn’t put spiderman on sale for “black friday” which means I’d be waiting for xmas to save all of $20 on it and given that I just refunded this, OK fine


#3353

This, but also off-brand Winback.


#3354

winback already IS off-brand metal gear


#3355

OK it was already sounding lowkey really really good but


#3356

The mangaverse spider-man being a costume in Spider-Man: The Video Game, or whatever it’s called, is quite the pull


#3357

Marvel’s Spider-Man

caused me quite a bit of anxiety as I debated how to alphabetize it

So I thought back to the lodestar of my Gamestop days.

Never forget, it’s Bourne Conspiracy, The Ludlums


#3358

Hah even Christman is chipping in, shocking change of policy


#3359

Christman has been leaning gamer for a while now, in five years he’ll be in the muck with the rest of us


#3360

It’s a v good game from the half hour or so I’ve tried

Seemed to lay the amnesiac thing on a bit thick but otherwise can’t think of a thing to reproach

Art’s gorgeous, writing is good and hard boiled, existing VA is solid

Don’t remember the combat or level progression, those are usually the weak points


#3361

–lucky!!!

I have a friend who’s the Humble rep that signed this team and when I bug him about this game he only smiles mischievously


#3362

Paprium update: The company and support emails have been suspended.