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Post by Lee » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:40 pm

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Post by Medicine Man » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:57 pm

Vince Zampella heading up DICE LA...

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/356 ... ICE_LA.php
Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has been tapped to head up DICE LA as the EA-owned studio undergoes a rebranding to take it from DICE Stockholm’s support studio to stand-alone develope

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Post by Achtung Englander » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:41 pm

so relating to this article:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... f-the-year

This week's Top 40 marks an end of an era for the official UK charts, as a new charts supplier will be used in 2020.

GfK (under various names) has been providing for the UK charts for more than two decades, but the charts have faced criticism in recent years as they only track physical sales. This is because boxed game sellers like Amazon, GAME and Argos share their software sales with GfK, but digital game sellers like Xbox Live, Steam and PSN do not.

This has given rise to a new charts project launched by European trade body ISFE called GSD. GSD tracks physical sales and digital sales, although in different ways. Physical sales come directly from the retailers and encompass all games released in a box. Digital sales come directly from the publishers, but not all publishers are taking part (including Bethesda and Nintendo) and therefore not all digital games are counted.

Additionally, the complexity of compiling the GSD chart means that the data takes longer to collate.

Despite the drawbacks, the availability of digital data is seen as a significant step-up and UK trade body UKIE will be using the GSD chart as the 'official' UK charts from next week. UKIE will be releasing separate physical and digital charts (as opposed to one combined chart) due to the difference in available data.


Guess who will be compiling the official UK charts ?

Yours truely. :P
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Re: General Gaming News

Post by Raid » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:13 pm

You must only use this power to annoy. Please make whatever the 2020 equivalent of Barbie Horse Adventure is game of the year.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:54 pm

done
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Post by Medicine Man » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:25 pm

Rollercoaster Tycoon is back!



As a match-3 game.

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Post by Raid » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:52 pm

:lol:

You can't really blame devs, can you. Nintendo were in the news recently for having revenue of a billion dollars from their mobile games (which are, seemingly, awful), so *of course* you want to make a mobile version of your popular franchise even if it's wildly unsuitable for a small touch screen. It's so much less effort than a full PC game.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:35 am

Raid wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:52 pm
:lol:

You can't really blame devs, can you. Nintendo were in the news recently for having revenue of a billion dollars from their mobile games (which are, seemingly, awful), so *of course* you want to make a mobile version of your popular franchise even if it's wildly unsuitable for a small touch screen. It's so much less effort than a full PC game.
The Nintendo mobile games aren't awful, the vast majority of their revenue though is coming from their Fire Emblem Gacha game which is quite fun to play outside of the gacha stuff.

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Post by Sly Boots » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:21 pm

So... they've released a remaster of Commandos 2, that removes all Axis iconography, including swastikas and Japanese flags. That's World War 2 strategy game Commandos 2.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/0 ... er-review/

How utterly bizarre.

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Post by Sly Boots » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:34 am

I'll pop this here as it likely doesn't warrant its own thread, but the FF Tactics-style game adaptation of the Dark Crystal Netflix series is reviewing surprisingly well:

https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/the-dark-cry ... cs-review/

Positive comments on Steam also. The message seems to be, it's fun, it won't rock your world probably, but it's cheap so that doesn't really matter.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:29 am

I briefly watched a Jim Sterling video of it yesterday and I have to say it didn't look very fun. A very basic tactics game with the Dark Crystal IP thrown on top.

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Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:39 pm

if there is no option to slaughter podlings than I am not interested
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Re: General Gaming News

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:18 pm

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