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    Wil348 got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in RUMOUR: Next Sonic Game Allegedly has a working prototype - "Another new gameplay style? But we just got one...no...two!"   
    http://bit.ly/1hXMuno

    Now I know TSSZ aren't the most trustworthy, but they do actually have a source this time that's somewhat reliable. If true, it seems we are getting niether formulas back, but rather (another) new one. And more interestingly, the way it's worded makes it sound like an Xbox One exclusive, though I could be wrong on that one. Very interesting though...
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Whispering Ultima in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    So first we have Knuckles. Then we have Buffles. Now we have WHAT THE FUCKLES.

    Yeah I can't see Kenny getting away with that. SEGA's legal department are going to go to town on this.
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Inkling Cooper in Sonic Lost World Reviews   
    Don't trust NeoGAF, wait for some proper reviews.
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    Wil348 got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Star Wars Battlefront - Developed By DICE (2015; PS4, XB1, PC)   
    My impressions on the game so far; Simple but fun, and its authenticity to the Star Wars franchise is unparalleled, however it should not have been priced as a AAA game. The game feels as though it doesn't have enough meat to it in terms of maps, I'm fine with the lack of campaign but there isn't really enough multiplayer content to compensate for that. While there are two free maps (a big one us confirmed) coming next month, I feel that Walker Assault and Supremacy should have had at least six maps rather than four. The season pass is something of an insult because of this. However the game is a lot of fun and certainly has its moments, and basically everything aside from the shortage of content is great.   
    7/10: Recommended but not at full price. 
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Kuzu in Jimquisition "Garme Jurrnalizm!"   
    He has a point about the Sonic fanbase though. If you look at how many people in the fanbase treated him as a pariah due to his opinions on Generations and Colours, it is really damn hard to blame him for that. And nowadays, who doesn't joke about the fanbase? It's a pretty terrible fanbase when you look at it. 
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Mando-Whirl-Wind in Star Wars Battlefront - Developed By DICE (2015; PS4, XB1, PC)   
    My impressions on the game so far; Simple but fun, and its authenticity to the Star Wars franchise is unparalleled, however it should not have been priced as a AAA game. The game feels as though it doesn't have enough meat to it in terms of maps, I'm fine with the lack of campaign but there isn't really enough multiplayer content to compensate for that. While there are two free maps (a big one us confirmed) coming next month, I feel that Walker Assault and Supremacy should have had at least six maps rather than four. The season pass is something of an insult because of this. However the game is a lot of fun and certainly has its moments, and basically everything aside from the shortage of content is great.   
    7/10: Recommended but not at full price. 
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Boomer in Star Wars Battlefront - Developed By DICE (2015; PS4, XB1, PC)   
    I think making fighters power ups was a really good call. It would be cool if AT-ST's were also just placed on the map but that could cause similar issues to what you said. It worked for Speeder Bikes as they were used by both the Rebels and the Empire in RotJ.  
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Boomer in Star Wars Battlefront - Developed By DICE (2015; PS4, XB1, PC)   
    Endor looks absolutely spectacular, in terms of map design and visuals. Seems that speeder bikes spawn on the map too, as opposed to being tokens (unless they are getting rid of tokens for ground vehicles, which would be preferable for me). I really just want this to come out already, I'm having withdrawal symptoms.
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    Wil348 reacted to JaidynReiman in Activision Blizzard Acquires King for $5.9 billion   
    I don't understand the logic here. Is Candy Crush REALLY still that big? These fad games usually die off pretty quickly. Look what happened with Zynga.
    I see no good coming from this.
    But I'll definitely enjoy watching this backfire in Activision's face.
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    Wil348 reacted to JezMM in Sonic Lost World heading to Steam (2 November)   
    Put together a graphics comparison for anyone who is wondering how it may look on their computer:
    Here it is on low settings (grass and shadows turned off):

    Here is is on highest settings (grass and shadows turned on):

     
    A pretty substantial improvement over Wii U if I say so myself.
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Jango in SEGA hosting Sonic Lost World Launch Party   
    Do we know if the PC version will have a demo? That might be a good way to see if your PC is capable of running it.
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    Wil348 got a reaction from lbyrd2 in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    I think Internet is the main problem with Now, not so much the pricing. However as Gabe said, thanks to Cell, native BC would probably not be possible. Even with the PS3, they had to stick PS2 hardware into the system so it could do BC, raising the cost and probably contributing to the wierd form factor.
    In my case, I still have my 360, so it's not really a problem for me. I bought a new system for new games.
     
     
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    Wil348 reacted to LunarEdge in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    I'm constantly traveling due to being in the military and some places I was stationed had terrible internet. Not only that, but I'm currently stationed in Korea right now and I can't even use PsNow despite having a god-like internet connection due to the distance alone.
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Da Blu Hedgie in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    I think Internet is the main problem with Now, not so much the pricing. However as Gabe said, thanks to Cell, native BC would probably not be possible. Even with the PS3, they had to stick PS2 hardware into the system so it could do BC, raising the cost and probably contributing to the wierd form factor.
    In my case, I still have my 360, so it's not really a problem for me. I bought a new system for new games.
     
     
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    Wil348 reacted to Mando-Whirl-Wind in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    about 40% of the united states, my family lives about 3 hours north of LA, about 5 minutes out of town, and we can't get anything over dial up, hardline-wise, so my family does satellite, which either is extremely sporadic, or has a 50GB limit per a MONTH(well for high speed internet) for a household of 4,  often of 6 if my entire family his home, and often more
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    Wil348 reacted to PSI Wind in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    A good compromise IMO would be something similar to what Microsoft is doing with the 360 Discs and downloads on your account by letting you either insert the disc and go to PS Now to play it for free or let you play any digital game you have tied to your account that's also available on PS Now for free. Why would that be an issue? 
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    Wil348 reacted to Milo in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    On the topic of backwards compatibility and the PS4, it's worth mentioning that the PS3's Cell processor, for all of its technical power and prowess (at the time of its release, it was arguably more powerful than most processors in desktop PCs), is also notoriously difficult to develop for (at least in the PS3's early years). The Cell processor's architecture differs from the chips of (former) industry standards PowerPC (which the Cell is actually based off of, it shares some similarities), Intel, and AMD. (Sony reportedly expected the Cell processor to be a big thing, they intended for it to be used with other consumer devices like TVs and media players...it didn't pan out, i.e. how Sonic Unleashed's Hedgehog Engine was intended to be licensed out by Sega to other developers).  Using one of the Cell's highlighting features, SPEs (Synergistic Processing Element) requires very extensive knowledge of how to use it, and even then it's reportedly very tricky to get it to work in the way you intended when developing your software.
    The Cell processor was a big factor as to why the PS3 cost so much at launch (as Sony poured a chunk of resources into its development) and why a fair amount of developers were/are reluctant to make games for the console. It's also why for the PS4, Sony abandoned the Cell's architecture in favor of more common hardware for the PS4 (it and the Xbox One both use AMD Jaguar chips, with the PS4 using the 64-bit type). In comparison, the Xbox 360's processor chip is a PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon, which is much closer in design to traditional PC hardware (it's Microsoft we're talking about, after all).
    So with all that in mind I can definitely understand why backwards compatibility for the PS3 isn't going to happen on Sony's part...and even then, I don't think should be too much of an issue as of now: Sony's still supporting the console, and some of the high-profile PS3 games are either available via PS Now (even given whatever problems that service has) or are getting ported / "remastered" for the PS4. In contrast, I can see software emulation for the PS2 and PS1 (especially the latter-PS1 emulation is relatively easy by this point, even the PSP was able to do it, if anything it could had been a feature available from the start) being feasible for the PS4 in the future.
    ....
    Moving away from the backwards compatibility talk, the PS4 performed pretty fantastically during Q2 of the 2015 fiscal year. Four million PS4s were sold during that point, which brings the PS4's worldwide sales total of 29.3 million as of September 30th. Just some hundred-thousand consoles shy of hitting the 30 million milestone (which I'm sure will be hit by this fiscal year's end, especially with the recently announced price cut in Europe-and remember, the console sold four million units before the price cut was announced). Sony's gaming division as a whole has also risen up 16.5%, year on year.

     
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    Wil348 reacted to Brad in PlayStation 4 Discussion   
    PS Now is just Netflix for video games. It's a cool service and I experienced relatively zero issues in my seven day trial. Like a modern day expansion of Blockbuster. Absolutely nothing wrong with Sony giving users more access to content in different and unique ways. 
    My only criticism for it would be to expand the lineup. 
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    Wil348 reacted to Mando-Whirl-Wind in Season 1 | Sonic Boom: TV Series Discussion   
    I love this line: "The only award I ever get is a butt whooping... and the occasional Grammy" XD. Anybody want a episode centered around Eggman's music career now?!
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Season 1 | Sonic Boom: TV Series Discussion   
    Well you kind of just did. 
    But anyway, I wouldn't at all say that the show is lacking in the action department. It has a good balance of action sequences and 'downtime' IMO.
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    Wil348 got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Sega apologises to fans (hints at a old styled Sonic game?)   
    The thing is, I'm not sure I can look at the recent direction of the series and say that they are nostalgia pandering more than just attempting (and of course failing) to continue from where the classics left off. The PR spin makes it seem like the former, but I don't think it's necessarily true. After all the shit Sonic's been through, sweeping everything since S3&K under the rug aside from supporting cast and continuing from where that game left off certainly isn't an idea to be gawped at.
    But for the love of all things holy, just make a good game. I don't want a deep and meaningful plot, with an edgy villain or serious undertones, and I don't even need Adventure gameplay; just give me something that's fast and good. That's all Sonic needs to be, fast and good. That's why gamers loved the classics so much. We don't need Sonic Adventure 3, we don't need some poor attempt at a grand epic plot that just comes across as laughably bad, and certainly p not a constant barrage of 'innovation'. Make a good game. It's not that fucking hard when you have the resources, and Sonic Team definitely has the resources. 
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    Wil348 reacted to Boomer in Star Wars Battlefront - Developed By DICE (2015; PS4, XB1, PC)   
    And we have a launch trailer!
     
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    Wil348 reacted to Diogenes in SegaSonic Popcorn Shop dumped   
    Eggman is a very serious villain.
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    Wil348 reacted to Crim Da in SegaSonic Popcorn Shop dumped   
    Oh my god is that Eggman or Beautiful Squidward.
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    Wil348 reacted to Indigo Rush in SegaSonic Popcorn Shop dumped   
    Eggman is just darling in this
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