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  1. Yo-Kai Watch can now add "entire English voice cast being replaced" to it's list of "Unintentional Similarities To Pokemon"

    1. Ferno


      I wouldn't wish what we Pokemon english dub fans went through in 2006, on any other fanbase. My condolences.

    2. Red


      I'm still curious to know about the replacements. Considering how unheard of Yokai Watch's voice actors were in the first place, how can they possibly get even more unheard of VA's?

    3. Dizcrybe


      Wait, when did this happen?

      "how can they possibly get even more unheard of VA's?"

      I'm sure they can find someone more obscure than Johnny Yong Bosch.

  2. Apparently, there was a minor earthquake in South Wales and the South-West of England.

    Not near there so I didn't feel anything.

  3. http://news.tfw2005.com/2018/02/16/transformers-cinematic-universe-current-movie-series-rebooted-358641

    Seems the current Bayformers films will end after the Bumblebee spin-off

    1. Failinhearts


      That's an odd movie to bow out with.

      It's... actually a shame. With a new crew without Bay, I wanted to see if they could fill in the plotholes and storylines left hanging from things like Age of Extinction and whatnot that were ignored from the Last Knight.

      Welp, guess I'll live with it and pretend Dark of the Moon was the last one. That had closure while AOE now built up something that was never to come.

    2. Jovahexeon Ghost Trick

      Jovahexeon Ghost Trick

       Why even bother with the spin-off at this point anyway?

      Unless it's somehow going to wrap up everything plot wise. 

    3. Failinhearts


      In the end, I just want one thing to be resolved. One simple thing.

      Clear up the deal with the Allspark and Quintessa. Who is the real creator, here?

    4. Thigolf


      Guess fans of the giant robots TRANSscended the FORMER era, eh?

    5. NegaMetallix


      @Jovahexeon Ghost Trick It won't. The spin-off's a prequel set in the 80's.

      As for why they're still going through with it... well, they finished filming it. They might as well see if it works.

      @Failinhearts I just figured that Quintessa probably came first, creating the Allspark to power Cybertron.

      Making her the creator, of the creation, that created the Transformers... maybe.

    6. Failinhearts


      but... before time began there was the cube.

      Unless Quintessa was a being before time, then... uuuugh

  4. Speaking of Activision, man I keep forgetting that they've been around since the Atari 2600 days.

    Are there any other Western game publishers that have been around longer than that?

    1. Teoskaven
    2. AlphaRuby


      Ubisoft were founded in 1986, Activision started in 1979.

    3. Teoskaven


      True, but that's the closest you can get, with Ubisoft doing games for the NES.
      Your other choices are EA (the only one really fitting since it did games since the Atari), old THQ, Deep Silver, 505 Games and Majesco entertainment, all of them younger and some of them going bankrupt. Not much.

    4. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      Well Activision is the first 3rd party developer ever (even if technically that Activision isn't the same Activision, they were bought out still 1992 to now is quite impressive) so no one older than them since the current Atari is far removed from the original.

      As for the old guard that are still around there's EA, Ubisoft and Codemasters the last UK publisher/developer from the home computer days left. If you want to be technical Warner Bros have been involved in the gaming industry since 1978 due to their purchase of Atari but I won't class them.

  5. TBH, considering that Activision at one point were just as trigger-happy at closing down studios as EA are, I'm surprised Vicarious Visions survived to make the N.Sane Trilogy

    1. Teoskaven


      Skylanders games selling toys to children helped.

    2. AlphaRuby


      Looking at their past game list and wow, they haven't much home console experience, and most of that are Wii games.

    3. VEDJ-F


      I think the fact they worked on the small little shovelware games for a good while is what saved them. Kept their heads low, didn't make a dent in Acti's financial gains or losses, had no reason to incur their wrath. 

    4. Harkofthewaa



        I'm surprised Vicarious Visions survived to make the N.Sane Trilogy

      And thank God for that.


  6. Fun fact: Two of the members of Spiralmouth (Crash Twinsanity and Tag Team Racing) went on to do the music for the Legend of Spyro trilogy, which was more traditional game music than their acapella work on Crash.

  7. If that Spyro remake is true, who would you want to develop it?

    1. TheOcelot


      Vicarious Visions is the obvious choice. They did a good job with the N-Sane trilogy.

    2. Teoskaven


      Agreed. Other than them i can see Sanzaru.

    3. AlphaRuby


      The candidates so far seem to be Vicarious Visions (who haven't much Spyro experience compared to Crash), Toys for Bob (the main Skylanders devs, who've been hiring recently despite Skylanders being put on hiatus) and Bluepoint (who've had great experience re-mastering/remaking old games for modern systems)

    4. Teoskaven


      Bluepoint also stated some days ago that they're already remaking something else and that "it will please a lot of people".
      Could fit, but i'm not entirely sure.

    5. Chili Dawg
    6. Teoskaven


      You tread on thin ice, pardner.

    7. Space☆Yeow


      @Chili Dawg What did Spyro do to you to deserve such a dark suggestion

  8. From what I'm seeing, Sega are really odd.

    They do well in some areas (Atlus, Football Manager, Creative Assembly, etc), and not in others (their fascination with Denuvo, some of their IP's being stuck in Japan till recently, etc).

    1. Polkadi


      SEGA has the ability to rise back up as a competent video game publisher (especially compared to some of the other big boys out there), they just need to iron out all the bits and bobs.

      All it takes is fixing those specific problems.

    2. AlphaRuby


      Sega definitely have problems, but compared to other gaming companies that have problems, Sega aren't near the level of EA or something.

    3. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      Sega has been like this pretty much their entire gaming life, made some fantastic decisions yet made some very silly ones. Potentially they could be one of the biggest gaming companies in the world again however it is their inconsistent decision making that is holding them back.

      @AlphaRuby Funny you should say that since at one point EA wasn't near the level of Sega, both in size and practices. Until they got big with the Genesis and football games (both) were making them money, only thing that EA did wrong was having their own dev kit that got Sega some bother but a decision was made where EA could make their own carts but still licensed with Sega (Codemasters was the same but not for Accolade). Then shortly after EA had to bail Sega out making Joe Montana Football since Activision let them down, this was pre-Bobby Kotick Activision where they were struggling. Sega had some anti-competition practices and sueing companies as well as getting sued by Atari of all people.

  9. http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2018/02/14/thq-nordic-buys-saints-row-metro-dead-island-owner-koch-media

    The company that owns Deep Silver (who own Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island, Ride to Hell) have been bought by THQ Nordic 

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      Which means THQ Nordic recovered nearly every THQ franchise before it bankrupted.

    2. Dejimon11


      So what we're missing now are their licensed stuff huh?

    3. Blacklightning


      Wait, did I miss something? THQ isn't bankrupt now?

      Kind of amusing that they own the rights to Ride to Hell too, even though I doubt they'll do anything with it.

    4. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      THQ is dead. Bankrupt. 

      Nordic Games bought some of THQ's assets and renamed themselves to THQ Nordic for memes. And now they bought most of what was missing from old THQ's library.

      There's some franchises left I think.

    5. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      I didn't even know Nordic had that money to buy one of the large distributors around. So its mostly THQ again apart from the licensed games and the Relic stuff (Outfit, Company of Heroes, SPACE MARINE). At least we can have our Red Faction and Saints Row crossover now but its not all good news...

      There goes the chance of any physical Sega game coming out in Europe now...

    1. Shaddy the Zaphod

      Shaddy the Zaphod

      All things considered this could be the first live-action anime adaptation that's better than it's source by pure chance

  10. Eurostar are opening a line from London to Amsterdam later this year, but I've always been curious as to what there is to do in Amsterdam?

    1. Teoskaven


      Legal drugs and bitches, m8. Best enjoyed with friends.

      If you wanna be more serious, there's a Van Ghog museum and a memorial house of Hanne Frank.

    2. AlphaRuby


      Funnily enough, an 80s Doctor Who episode was mostly filmed in Amsterdam.

    3. Dizcrybe


      apparently anything

  11. Any good board games (preferably DVD but I don't mind either way) you can recommend?

  12. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_cloverfield_paradox

    Maybe this is why the new Cloverfield is not getting a theatrical release 

    1. Space☆Yeow


      I think it has more to do with Paramount not having their books in order. I mean, the studio wasn't above releasing Rings; they're not that bothered with quality. I'd also presume Paradox's bigger budget might also have something to do with it...then again, they also poured $125M into last year's Monster Trucks (before writing most of it off as a loss).

  13. I dunno, it's gonna feel very weird potentially playing a Pokemon game that isn't turn based.

  14. http://www.siliconera.com/2018/02/06/hyperdimension-neptunia-rebirth-1-plus-announced-refined-upgrade-remake-ps4/

    If this makes its way West, I'd probably get it to see what it's all about



    The people that made Hong Kong 97 finally break their silence.

    "His goal was to make the worst game possible. When he was young, he wanted to work in the games industry, but disliked Nintendo games for their stale settings and characters. Nintendo and Sega were the kings of the Japanese game industry, and indie games were impossible thanks to steep royalties and rules and ethical standards."

    1. Dizcrybe


      I don't doubt it'll come Westward eventually, but damn, how many times are they gonna remake the first game? It's like their Sonic 1.

    2. Failinhearts


      >already playing re;birth 1

      i'll double dip for you, neptune


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