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Dying Light: Bad Blood announced, a new multiplayer expansion coming soon.

Dying Light: Bad Blood announced, a new multiplayer expansion coming soon.

Hard to believe this game is getting more game modes this long after release. I hope this line of DLCs coming out for this game ends with an announcement of a sequel.

EDIT: It also appears that this is a standalone game, so players who do not own the full Dying Light game will still be able to play.

I rolled my eyes at multiplayer at first but reading their concept, it seems pretty interesting! Loved the base game and the story expansion.

game ends with an announcement of a sequel.

I would be really surprised if that was the case, because Techland is working really hard since 2015 on their new "unannounced" IP, so I wouldn't count on a sequel for Dying Light, until that game is released.

I'll try this out for sure, Dying Light's core gameplay is great and this sounds like an awesome blend of pve/pvp. Ready to parkour over some zombies again!

Destructoid: Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (5/10)

Destructoid: Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (5/10)
Destructoid: Review: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (5/10)

It should have been $5 or free. It's complete shit. They literally took content away that I (as a PC player) have only had access to for 43 days. Fuck off Bungie.

They took away access to content that people had already paid for. 3 pieces of content are available at the highest 'power level' - prestige raids, prestige nightfalls, and trials of the nine.

The expansion raised the maximum power level for players who purchase it.

Instead of adding a separate version of those activities for players who have purchased the DLC vs those who haven't, they just bumped up the power level to the DLC cap for all players. Players who haven't purchased the DLC literally cannot do those activities any more.

You know, a couple weeks ago there was an interview where they said, "In the absence of information, people will—rightly so—move themselves to believe that we created this system to fuck them—to be shitty, greedy jerks[]"

Well, they are shitty greedy jerks. This is absolutely indefensible. There are players who purchased the base game a week ago, who are now locked out of content that THEY HAD ACCESS TO WHEN THEY PURCHASED IT.

Bungie use manipulative tactics on their playerbase and they do not deserve anyone's money or respect.

$25 here, it's bad. For an expansion allegedly deeply steeped in lore the writing is abysmal. Don't even bother, in fact, unless you can get Destiny 2 for a steep discount, don't bother in general. It's got some addicting gameplay but once you've beaten the raid... that's it. There's hardly and PvP maps, the patrol zones are wildly varying in quality. It's gorgeous and sounds nice, and plays kinda well, but there's a lack of things to do . I also don't understand the distinction between a 'live' team and a 'core' team that they always talk about... other than this abysmal DLC, the game hasn't had any content updates, and no the 'faction wars' which just adds vendors with reskins doesn't count.

People forget that the first two DLC for Destiny 1 were also shit. This is a disgusting trap from bungie, because they wanted you to buy the season pass that include the first two DLC making you believe that you will get a great deal. But those two DLC (just like in destiny 1) are lame and short.

The real expansion will come after that, the one that is outside the season pass. The one that everyone needs to pay, season pass owner or not.

2K removes copyright-infringing shirts from NBA 2k18 in-game store, but does not reimburse buyers

2K removes copyright-infringing shirts from NBA 2k18 in-game store, but does not reimburse buyers
2K removes copyright-infringing shirts from NBA 2k18 in-game store, but does not reimburse buyers

Tell the companies they infringed on, they'll be happy to know the company is keeping profits based on their intellectual properties.

Any pics? Some dumbass used photobucket in 2017

Any normal person would realize that if you delete DLC from a player, you automatically give them back the fake money they paid for it. This is clearly malicious/in bad faith.

If you've been affected by this, please submit a complaint to the California Attorney General's office since 2K is based in California.

https://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

Bridge Constructor Portal - Announcement Trailer

Bridge Constructor Portal - Announcement Trailer

Hahahhahahaa oh wow.

You read "Portal announcement at TGA" and you get a fuckign reskin of Bridge Constructor.

Hahahha this is fucking hilarious. Valve is a joke for actually going for that crossover instead of doing nothing.

There was rumors said that something Portal Related set for The Game Awards , this is it ?

Poly Bridge refurbished?

I am buying into the conspiracy that Valve is actively trolling us here and this is an elaborate misdirect. There is no way this is a real thing.

Right?

Valve?

At this point, I don't even know why I get excited anymore, I'm just setting myself up for dissapointment.

Cities: Skylines - 2017 Game Discussions

Cities: Skylines - 2017 Game Discussions
Cities: Skylines - 2017 Game Discussions

Name: Cities: Skylines

Platform(s): PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Genre: City-Building, Construction and Management Simulation

Release date: April 21, 2017 (Xbox One)

Developer: Colossal Order

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Trailer/Review Scores/Discussion

Cities: Skylines is a city-building game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is a single-player open-ended city-building simulation. Players engage in urban planning by controlling zoning, road placement, taxation, public services, and public transportation of an area. Players work to maintain various elements of the city, including its budget, health, employment, and pollution levels. Players are also able to maintain a city in a sandbox mode, which provides unrestricted creative freedom for the player. The game has also had official expansion packs released for it.

Metascore: 81 / User Score: 6.0 (XB1)

Cities: Skylines has sold 3.5 million copies, will receive a new free DLC - /u/XtMcRe

Did you play Cities: Skylines? Did you like it? Why or why not?

How does it compare to other games from 2017?

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Does a re-release on XB1 count?

This game has been out for years.

This game is one of the better 'podcast games' I've found. Put on something interesting, load up your city, and suddenly it's two hours later.

The simulation has been said to not be as complex as it could be, but for someone who isn't incredibly into the minutia of it all, it works just fine. At least I've learned a lot about traffic congestion. Being from Canada, the concept of roundabouts vexed me at first, but eventually I got the hang of it. Being from Toronto, the concept of efficient transit vexed me at first, but eventually I got the hang of it.

I'm not sure what the DLC situation is on console, but speaking as someone who plays on PC: some of the DLC is well worth the price (Mass Transit, Natural Disasters), others are not (Concerts, and wait for Snowfall to go on sale). Still, the base game has plenty to offer, and I feel like the price of admission is completely justified.

I made it pretty far into one city and then quit after about 10 hours and have not returned. Poor traffic AI, garbage collection, citizen death waves, made it too buggy for me to enjoy. On top of that, the management aspect was simply way too easy. It also had a super bland style and was very 'vanilla' in regards to building design & art direction.

I got more enjoyment from Banished than Cities Skylines, and that was made by 1 guy. I'm a big city sim lover dating back to SimCity 2000, but Skylines seriously had to put more meat on the bones for me to enjoy it.

Bought this game in response to my miserable SimCity experience. Love it. Found a new developer to follow.

Rumor : Dark Souls 1 Remaster Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Switch

Rumor : Dark Souls 1 Remaster Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Switch

It'd be cool if they fixed the bad parts of DS1. For example, Lost Izalith is horrible and obviously unfinished, so a "Dark Souls 1.5" with a proper Lost Izalith and a proper version of the Bed of Chaos would be awesome.

Miyazaki has previously said the rights as far as remasters/sequels and that sort of thing go don't lie with From for Demon's Souls or Dark Souls, but with their respective companies (Sony/Namco). So, it makes sense that this might be coming from a Namco presser.

If there is a remaster, it's unclear to me if From would actually have much of a role, or if Namco would handle it internally or through a third party (not unheard of for ports/remasters, as most of us know).

While I'm not expecting horrid levels of incompetence as we saw on some of the remasters/ports in the past generation, it may be overly optimistic to expect to see "new" content. Possibly the best outcome would just be increased fidelity and QoL changes with UI/controls.

There's all sorts of things that I'd like to see tweaked in Dark Souls 1 of course (some of the Covenants being half-baked, the cut questlines, etc.). It just seems unlikely.

I would buy this game again for Switch in an instant. Portable Dark Souls? Yes please!

There's all sorts of things that I'd like to see tweaked in Dark Souls 1 of course (some of the Covenants being half-baked, the cut questlines, etc.). It just seems unlikely.

Man, I just want a fixed Lost Izalith :(

Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness DLC

Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness DLC

While we don’t have a solid release window just yet, we do want to share that all currently available DLC (The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker) will be available at release on Switch.

We are hard at work getting the Switch version of the game prepped for submission to Nintendo for their certification process. Once we get a build in the certification process we will have a solid idea of our possible release schedule. That being said, we are hoping for sometime early in the new year if all goes well.

I'm happy to see this as I've held off getting it on Steam because I have far more time to play Switch

Nice! Looks to be riffing off of one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, 'The Color out of Space'.

For all this game's faults, by far the best thing the game does in my opinion is atmosphere, and artwork. I know it's very shallow to enjoy these things, but I just love how the game looks and feels, more so than the gameplay, unfortunately.

So how did our favorite local man ruin everything this time, I wonder?

We're totally going to find out the ancestor had sex with Yog-Sothoth or something, aren't we?

Persona 5 - 2017 Game Discussions

Persona 5 - 2017 Game Discussions
Persona 5 - 2017 Game Discussions

Name: Persona 5

Platform(s): PlayStation 4

Genre: Role-Playing, Social Simulation

Release date: April 4, 2017

Developer: Atlus

Publishers: Atlus USA, Deep Silver

Trailer/Review Scores/Discussion

Persona 5 is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. Persona 5 is chronologically the sixth installment in the Persona series, which is part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise. Published by Atlus in Japan and North America and by Deep Silver in Europe and Australia, the game was released first in Japan in September 2016, and worldwide in April 2017.

Persona 5 takes place in Tokyo, and follows the player-named protagonist after his transfer to the fictional Shujin Academy after being put on probation for an assault of which he was falsely accused. During the course of a school year, he and other students awaken to their Persona powers, become masked vigilantes dubbed the "Phantom Thieves of Hearts", and explore the supernatural Metaverse realm to steal ill intent from the hearts of adults. As with previous titles in the series, the party does battle with supernatural enemies using manifestations of their psyche called Personas. The game incorporates role-playing elements and dungeon exploration alongside social simulation scenarios.

Metascore: 93 / User Score: 9.1

Persona 5 Is Now the Best Selling Release in Atlus History, in Japan - /u/GamingSince95

Did you play Persona 5? Did you like it? Why or why not?

...who did you romance, and why? (Unless you romanced everyone, then shame on you.)

How does it compare to other games from 2017?

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Being someone who has played 3 and 4, this is the best one yet in terms of gameplay , UI, social mechanics and dungeon exploring, storywise it comes to preference, personally I love 4 more but this coming close to beat it.

Persona 5 is my favorite game of the year. Hell, Persona 5 is one of my favorite games, period. I could talk all day about the things I love about it. The characters weren't as fleshed out as they were in Persona 4, but they were still great, and the overall story was a lot more fun than 4. The gameplay is easily the best it's ever been. I miss the more free-form triple fusions, but I really like the addition of the sacrifices. 

I really liked the sense of momentum you got while playing the game. Every action you took pushed the game forward, no matter how small they were. And there was never not something to do in the game.

At this point, it goes without saying that Persona 5 is also the most stylish game to come out this year. When people cosplay the menus, you know you've got a winning visual design.

The dungeons weren't super complex, but they had really cool stories, and obviously they looked and sounded great. The only thing that really bugged me about them was that the sixth seventh dungeon felt repetitive. Which is a shame, since I think if they trimmed it down some, it might've ended up being my favorite.

Also Makoto is the best romance option.

Persona 5 is my favorite game of the year. Hell, Persona 5 is one of my favorite games, period. I could talk all day about the things I love about it. The characters weren't as fleshed out as they were in Persona 4, but they were still great, and the overall story was a lot more fun than 4. The gameplay is easily the best it's ever been. I miss the more free-form triple fusions, but I really like the addition of the sacrifices.

I really liked the sense of momentum you got while playing the game. Every action you took pushed the game forward, no matter how small they were. And there was never not something to do in the game.

At this point, it goes without saying that Persona 5 is also the most stylish game to come out this year. When people , you know you've got a winning visual design.

The dungeons weren't super complex, but they had really cool stories, and obviously they looked and sounded great. The only thing that really bugged me about them was that the sixth seventh dungeon felt repetitive. Which is a shame, since I think if they trimmed it down some, it might've ended up being my favorite.

Also Makoto is the best romance option.

I was just talking to a buddy about this yesterday and said pretty much exactly this. After finishing 5, I feel like I enjoyed 4's narrative better overall, but it'd be pretty tough to go back and play 4 again after getting used to how great 5 is in almost every other way.

Personal GOTY.

Dope music. I love how “slick” and cool the music makes you feel.

Turn based combat that is fast and requires some thinking. I really enjoy that combat in Persona games feels like playing as a party of glass cannons. You can dish it, but it’s also easy to get wiped in one turn on higher difficulties.

My complaints are I HATE that almost all social links require you to visit momentos. It really cheapens some of them. Characters go through deep changes, which instead of using that inner strength to fully achieve happiness or solve their problems, rely on you steal a heart to do it. It kinda makes you go “Why the hell did I try to help out at all OR why didn’t I just do that first!”

Also, this is the persona game where it felt the least necessary to fight a god at the end. I really think the pacing would’ve been way better if the game ended at the second last palace.

Also, also, some of the writing is ...off? I think some of it is just lost in translation. Game spells out a lot of stuff it didn’t really need to. There’s a conversation between the two main villains where they basically say why they are bad, but I think most people knew why from context, and the two villains saying that shit out loud to each other made no sense.

I know I just shit on the game a lot, but only because I know everyone else will make up for it in praise. Persona is great. What other game do you hang with friends, while also have to beat demons to death with Pokémon, while having all that be good?

The main message of the game is inspiring, especially today. For all its flaws, you could tell the amount of effort and heart (heh) it took for the devs. It really is a beautiful game.

Wake up, get up, get out there!

P.S I dated Haru, Semi-controversial, but I thought she had one of the best social links in the game.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018

With these two collections and the announcement of the X games coming to Switch too, it's really cool I can have both series on one portable console.

Now all we need is Zero and XZ on Switch too

Slight correction: It's ZX (ZX and ZXA).

I heard the 3DS version had some issues, but on other platforms it was basically perfect.

Tom Clancy’s The Division: 1.8 Free Update Launch Trailer

Tom Clancy’s The Division: 1.8 Free Update Launch Trailer

That looks awesome. I can't believe they're still supporting this game they way they are.

I was a bit dissapointed with some of the season pass content but I'll fire up The Division again after this patch if only to see the new area. I have to imagine that player populations have dwindled a lot. I mean the game is almost two years old at this point.

P.L.E.A.S.E if you own The Division give it another chance its really good and I want people to like it :(

You should be able to play through the entire single player campaign solo. I did so back around launch. Once you hit level cap (20?) then most of the end game stuff (incursions, underground, DZ) requires a party (well not really but good luck running an incursion solo).

Player pop is okay whenever I'm on for PS4 but it's definitely smaller than it was on release. The development process has been good in my opinion but I just soured on the game by playing it too much on release.

Try one of these subthreads