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  1. Ferine

    Resident Evil 2 Remake!

    I agree that Leon looks out of place: he showed up to his first day at the RCPD wearing a different uniform to everyone else.
  2. Ferine

    The Last of Us Part 2

    Whilst I won't contest there's a good chance she is dead given the first game's mortality rate, Dina might have simply given the talisman to Ellie before she set off.
  3. Ferine

    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    Not sure what you mean. Are you talking about enabling full cross-play? They can definitely do that as they've already done so "accidentally" a couple of times. What I was saying is that the conflict is born of Epic's account system, so it would definitely be within their power to silo off PS4 players in some manner. I'm not saying it's reasonable to expect them to do so to appease Sony's backwards policy, but if Epic wanted to put their customers' convenience above all other concerns they absolutely could.
  4. Ferine

    Sony Blocking Accounts Between Devices

    I'm sure that Epic could fix this if they wanted to, but it's not in their interest to do so when they're trying to force Sony's hand. Can't say I'm a fan of such tactics, but then I dislike Sony's policy as well, so...
  5. Ferine

    The Last of Us Part 2

    In the video there's an R1 prompt to remove the arrow once Ellie gets hit, so my guess would be there's a simplified wound system with disabling effects, i.e. your aim's all over the place with an arrow in your arm.
  6. Ferine

    Xbox "Scarlett" - next gen consoles

    I assume this would be the culmination of the PC-under-your-TV goal, albeit with the posts having moved quite a bit with the 'PC' aspect coming to meet console side halfway due to the move towards Windows Core OS, which is basically a closed platform.
  7. Ferine

    Dreams - Media Molecule

    A lot of videos like this should be coming out of E3 – and if you've been keeping up with the game it's not really anything new – but I think they're a good introduction to what the game is for the uninitiated. If you've only time to watch one I'd suggest the last one, as that really shows the breadth of things that can be created.
  8. Ferine

    The Last of Us Part 2

    I'd say the entire point of the violence is to be uncomfortable and off-putting. A useful comparison is this Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay demo: Ostensibly it's a similar setup to the TLOU2 demo, yet the depiction of extreme violence – and peril – is totally different. The SotTR footage is absolutely a power fantasy that glorifies and trivialises the killing; you can't get much more on-the-nose than the XP pop-ups. Lara is a predator stalking her prey before stringing them up in a tree. Contrast this with the footage of Ellie. It's depictions of violence are more graphic for sure, but for me it's clearly to evoke consequence rather than reward. You're meant to recoil from it, feel the weight of each act of violence both enacted and received. You're not supposed to want it. Basically, I don't think violence is a simple sliding scale. Context and framing is key, which is why I can find TLoU2 harrowing, SotTR disheartening and Hitman hilarious.
  9. From are supposedly working on a game that's playable in – but not exclusive to – VR, so maybe that will be more of the departure you're looking for.
  10. Ferine

    E3 2018: Xbox E3 Briefing

    I'd be more concerned about violent/harrowing scenes, personally. If they're showing BFV's campaign, Gears, etc, then it's fairly likely things won't be entirely family-friendly.
  11. Ferine

    E3 2018: Xbox E3 Briefing

    I think we might see a couple of de-facto PlayStation exclusives developed in Japan announced for Xbox One. As far as I'm aware there's no contractual reason series like Persona or Yakuza aren't on Microsoft's machine, so it would be a relatively cheap investment for them to help cover a few costs to secure ports of acclaimed games. It would be a move that serves multiple purposes, from diversifying the library to potentially proving the existence of an appetite so you don't have to fork out in the future. Not sure that's the kind of thing you announce on an E3 stage – "Hey, look at these old games we're just getting!" – but it seems like a pretty obvious move to me.
  12. Ferine

    The Division 2

    Both of these seem unlikely as they've been used for Watch Dogs. I'm not too familiar with US cities, but my guess would be Seattle. Seems like somewhere that could conceivably be locked down and gives them some options in terms of weather.
  13. Ferine

    Dead or Alive 6 - Early 2019

    Unfortunately I think the descent into sleaze is inevitable. Even if the game is fine at launch you know they'll add that stuff later once sales slow and they decide to hit up the people that have already paid for the game.
  14. Ferine

    OK, I need a chain of games.

    Not exactly what you were asking for, but Mark Brown's Game Maker's Toolkit series could be of interest? Obviously watching videos won't up her dexterity with a pad, but I'd say they're a pretty great entry point for anyone interested in game design; well presented, concise, not reliant on jargon and covering a variety of design facets. I imagine getting used to the twin-stick setup of most modern 3D games to be a big hurdle; I can still vaguely recall my initial floundering attempts at playing the original TimeSplitters. Maybe Superhot could be a decent stepping stone that's also mechanically interesting?
  15. Ferine

    Destiny 2

    My initial impression: I'm fairly sure they've broken the frame timing, at least playing on a Pro outputting to 4K. It really undermines the feel of the game, arguably the series' one consistently good through line.

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