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  2. Idaho

    End of an era

    What shufty said. Less pompous than edge but less kiddy than other mags. Great mag, shame the format (print) is dying off.
  3. RetroBob

    End of an era

    I am the same as you Bummers, had a sub since the early days (after getting issue 1) but for the last few years I barely read it for some reason, maybe time or that they didn’t cover games I was interested in. I finally got around to cancelling my sub a few months ago. i was expecting this for a while, but man, GamesMaster too.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Somerset_Bumkin

    End of an era

    What killed it for me was that they didn’t get to review games before release anymore. Don’t think it was their fault, the magazines lost their influence due to the internet so publishers didn’t feel the need to take the risk and send their games off for early reviews. Last few years I’ve barely read it despite keeping my subscription going for all of these years. Guess I got a full collection now!
  6. Shufty

    End of an era

    Liked the mag as it struck a decent balance between serious articles and taking the piss. Edge was so full of itself I just couldn't get on with it, Games Master I was never a huge fan of and Sega Saturn Magazine for some reason had stopped a long time before.
  7. Shufty

    End of an era

    Indeed
  8. Jusatsushi

    End of an era

    RIP bit gutting really. It was gtm that got this whole thang rolling. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-19-uk-mags-gamestm-and-gamesmaster-shut-down
  9. Last week
  10. RetroBob

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) Shaq-Fu A Legend Reborn (Switch) Shantae: Half Genie Hero (Switch) 100% Man I really enjoyed playing through this... it's just pretty simple platforming FUN, loads of character and awesome music. Some back tracking but not to the point of being annoying (I hate Metroidvania style). Thank you to Smurph for showing me this a couple of years back!
  11. Somerset_Bumkin

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Gears of War 4 (XboneX) - played it through again as it was supposed to be awesome in 4K HDR. And it was absolutely stunning l, still a great game too. You don’t need an XboneX but it’s like you don’t need a 1080Ti, it’s just awesome playing everything in max settings, best way I can describe the X, medium setttings vs max. I played it in 4K, but you have the option of playing full 1080p in 60fps HDR. That was cool too as it was so fluid and probs the best mode for multi. I preferred the 4K though for the campaign.
  12. Earlier
  13. https://store.steampowered.com/app/918530/The_Dark_Room/ Started as a Choose Your Own Adventure on YouTube, then became a stage show, now it's a crass and funny game in early access. Patch notes include - "the puppy is no longer immortal"
  14. Jusatsushi

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Life is Strange 2 - Ep 1 - PC. A great opener, but man that went to some dark places. Itching for the next installment though.
  15. toneeblair

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1 (PS4) - 2018 - 4/5 Super promising start to the new season and new characters are all great. Goes from about 0-dark super quick, and it's going to be interesting to see where it goes. There's not a great deal of new mechanics in this episode - there's a fairly light sketching mini-game which seems more about character than any kind of skill-based stuff; some interesting interactions where you can optionally do things yourself or involve your brother; some improved UI.
  16. toneeblair

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad game, it just wasn't great and felt oddly lesser than what I remember of the original reboot. I still played it a ton
  17. Somerset_Bumkin

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Rise was a step back from the reboot I felt. Sounds like this is more of the same. I will buy it as I enjoy them all the same, but I don’t think it’s a full price purchase. That’s probably not fair though as I smashed a lot of hours in Rise despite it not being as coherent as the first.
  18. Shufty

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Rise was decent, but I barely remember the plot, only a few bits.
  19. toneeblair

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4) - 2018 - 3/5 I don't know if it was coming off the back of Spider-man that did it, something else in the game or just the wrong tone/mood for post lay-off gaming, but this didn't click for me. As a whole, the experience didn't seem to cohere all that well - there were mechanics and tools introduced that seemed to have maybe one or two uses in the entire campaign; Lara's voice actor and performance really grated for me in a way that it never did in the original reboot; the plot seemed to barely keep itself together. I haven't played Rise yet, so I'm not sure if I'd feel the same way about that game, but beyond being beautiful to look at, this just didn't cut it.
  20. Al

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    Fallout 4 - Xbox Got lvl 50 at the same time
  21. toneeblair

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    It was research!
  22. Ginja

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    PSN. You were playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider and obviously too busy using photo mode and taking saucy pics of Lara to reply.
  23. toneeblair

    I will remember that

    Super sad, that team was really talented and held back by poor management and poor tools. Saw a thread that summed up all the closures over last 7 days, something like 600 people got laid off at different companies. One good thing though - all those great storytellers can now move somewhere a bit more supportive where they can do some really great work!
  24. toneeblair

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    You did? Where was that? Don't think I got a notification. But yeah, I was at Capcom for the last few years working on the new thing. Been a crazy week, lots of job fairs but not a ton of design roles right now, unless I can relocate (which comes with its own set of problems) or wait months (which is dicey). Some really cool projects to work on at the moment though, so crossing my fingers I can land on one of those.
  25. Al

    I will remember that

    Tales from the Borderlands was mint, the others I never played
  26. RetroBob

    I will remember that

    Just saw this on the Retro Gamer forum. Shame to hear about this.
  27. Ginja

    I will remember that

    They expanded WAY too fast. After the success of TWD rather than slowly growing they over saturated their own market. No Wolf among us 2 At least we get to finish Clems story. I would've bought more at launch than I did but I didn't agree with the pricing model and when they re-released TWD games with updated graphics and expected owners to buy them again that was another piss take. I feel for the people that worked there, forced overtime with no payment for it, Tales from the Borderlands only got finished because staff did it off their own backs. Hopefully THQ who seem to be hoovering up every IP/company at the moment will take over and keep them coming.
  28. Jusatsushi

    I will remember that

    I found the telltale formula wore thin after the walking dead 1 so am really not surprised by this. The news that that game was the only profitable release is crazy seeing as they point blank refused to change their model and continued to pump out these generic identikit choose your own adventure titles. The closure of the dead rising guys studio saddens me a lot more cos they made some great games with positive changes and deserved better.
  29. Jusatsushi

    2018 Game Completion Thread

    The games industry can be so shit man.
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