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Monster Hunter: World will be hitting consoles in a few short weeks, but PC players are gonna have to strap in for a wait. Capcom confirmed via Twitter that the goofy hunting simulator would be ready for an Autumn 2018 release window. That doesn't even give us a month, but that at least means it will be launching before December...
I've always wondered why Square Enix dropped Dissidia, a complete celebration of the entire Final Fantasy series, on portable devices. I mean don't get me wrong the PSP was widely successful in Japan, but with the right tweaks the publisher could have built up a nice FGC following behind it over all these years.
They might be trying to do that now though, as Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be getting its own tournament, sponsored by Amazon. It'll take place on January 17 and will involve "some of the world's top fighting game streamers," and will also include "predicting" (read: betting) on winners for prizes via Amazon.
This is neat! I'll be taking a closer look at NT when it arrives at the end of the month, but ultimately the community and its sales will decide if it gets inducted into the FGC pantheon.
Thanks to artist Ken Christiansen we have a look at all the line art that was used for the package images of the Transformers Combiner Wars Sunticons team. Get a look at the original designs for Motormaster, Breakdown, Offroad, Dead End and Dragstrip in their entire original designs - before they were colored and cropped for the packaging. Read on to seem them all in the gallery below.
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Welcome one and welcome all to this edition of Comments of the Week.
Unfortunately Gmana couldn't be here this week because, unlike me, he has a life to live around the holidays, therefore you are all stuck with me. There are some amongst you who would probably tell me that this edition needs to be festive or Christmas-themed; however, because it is not Christmas Day, I would therefore tell those people that they are objectively wrong.
So, let's get to it, shall we?
Alright, film industry, you're on the ropes, streaming services have got the upper hand right now. You need something new, exciting, and original to revitalize everyone's love for you. You can do this. Show me what you got!
Oh okay, I guess a horror movie loosely based on an eight-year-old internet meme will do.
For those that don't know, Slender Man was an internet meme before that term lost its meaning. It involved a creepy looking long-limbed faceless character that wore a suit and captured children. It peaked in popularity in 2012 and then again 2014 but has been steadily on the decline in popularity ever since.
From the looks of the trailer, Slender Man is going more for the mythological story of Slender Man, rather than the real world story surrounding the internet phenomena. The former to me is more generic and boring. The real world story happened in 2014 when two young girls held down and stabbed a classmate of theirs 19 times because they wanted to become proxies of Slender Man after reading about it online. There's a better story to be told there about internet fandom and its effects on human psychology rather than another jump scare laden horror movie, but to each their own.
Outside of the first 10 seconds the trailer is almost completely devoid of discernible dialogue, so the studio seems to be playing off of the mystery of what would cause some high school student to stab themselves in the eye, or they expect the super hot Slender Man brand to bring everyone out in droves for its May 18, 2018 release date.
Edmund McMillen and James Id are setting aside more time to complete their Binding of Isaac prequel/spin-off The Legend of Bum-bo. After missing its planned December 2017 launch, the puzzle RPG is now striving to release during "the first half of 2018," according to McMillen.
For those wondering whats new with the legend of bum-bo, @jamesid and I have expanded the game a bit and pushed its release back to the first half of 2018. Expect news and a teaser trailer by feb! pic.twitter.com/AEXL1BRxDu— Edmund McMillen (@edmundmcmillen) January 2, 2018
If you haven't kept up with this game, it's about matching tiles. That said, everything is presented through a familiar Binding of Isaac lens. You'll make matches to gain mana and cast spells to inflict damage, defend, counter, heal, and modify the board, among other effects. "Many items synergize and combo off one another and once you bring trinkets into the mix things start to get really crazy."
This time, McMillen says he's pushing the item-combo aspect further by "always giving the player two choices on what item they want from a treasure room as well as adding a 'casino zone' at the end of each chapter where the player can use their spoils to buy/replace/modify their current spells or even spin the wheel of fortune and raise their stats."
Some of the most fun I've had with Isaac was when the stars aligned and I became stupidly, game-breakingly powerful, so I'm glad to hear that same sort of feeling should happen again in The Legend of Bum-bo. Release-wise, this is hitting Steam and iOS (and maybe Nintendo Switch too).
Edmund McMillen [Twitter]
If you're ever in the mood for another metroidvania but you don't have a ton of time to invest in learning the lay of a new land, Renegade Kid's Xeodrifter might slot nicely into your schedule. It's on the shorter side, it's good at what it does, and soon enough, it'll be available on Nintendo Switch.
Unlike Xeodrifter for Wii U and 3DS, the Switch version won't have cross-buy.
"Like the Metroid titles that inspired it, the music, graphics, and world/enemy design are more than worth revisiting a few times a year," Holmes said in his review. "This may be Renegade Kid's best game yet, despite its relatively short length." If all goes well on Switch, maybe we'll get a sequel.
Related: the game is only a buck on Steam right now thanks to the Winter Sale.
We live in a time of fear. Fear of other people, fear of our government. We’re afraid of where we are, but more than that, we are terrified of where we are going. We can hardly predict what will happen in a given year, and technology complicates all of that. What will happen in five years with our world evolving the way it is? 10 years? 50 years?
Well, you’ve already guessed it. Bad things happen. Tragedies befall unsuspecting, ordinary people through increasingly powerful and pervasive technology. The line between what we can do and what we should do has been painted over with acrylic paint, and all we’re left with is a cold, fractured vision of human nature taken to its logical conclusion when our greatest desires are only a keystroke away.
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Racer.com reports the D3+Transformers racing team efforts to get on track, as announced at Petit Le Mans last year. Will not be happening for this year's Rolex 24 race in Daytona. According to team principal Simon Dawson. They have not been able to gather and througly test the needed resources, team members and everything needed to get things rolling with their Onroak Ligier Gibson LMP2 race car.