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27 June 2017 - 02:47 PM

Any titles out there have you unrealistically enthused as to what they might deliver? Me too!


I haven't backed a single thing on Kickstarter but I see some exciting shizz now and then.


For example, check out Narita Boy



That is some sweet music.


Reminds me I need to buy Hyper Light Drifter




27 June 2017 - 02:43 PM


Some background to the pedigree of this new studio:




In 2014, Chris Olsen, an animator and previz artist based in the UK, began work on his personal side project Somerville.  Skip to 2016 in Sydney, Australia and in his spare time he had built a proof of concept trailer, playable prototype and a small online presence from documenting the development process.  It was soon after this that ex-CEO and co-founder of Playdead, Dino Patti, and Chris began talks about the possibility of a collaboration.


Playdead being the outfit which produced LIMBO and Inside.


There's some spoilery proof of concept/animation in this blog: http://somervillegame.tumblr.com/


I'm looking forward to it.

Nintendo announce SNES Mini

27 June 2017 - 02:17 PM



Well. There it is. The rumoured SNES mini. Within an hour of pre-orders going up they were sold out and now the best you can do is register interest.

I managed to get a pre-order in with our Teodi's place (he works at Game) Just before the £10 deposit jumped to £50.


Will be retailing at £79.99 on 29th September.


Some lessons from NES mini include a longer lead for the pads (5 ft rather than 3 inch, fnar) and they'll be producing more to meet demand.


21 games:


Contra III: The Alien Wars

Donkey Kong Country


Final Fantasy III (IV in Japan)


Kirby Super Star

Kirby's Dream Course

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Mega Man X

Secret of Mana

Star Fox

Star Fox 2

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Super Castlevania IV

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Super Mario Kart

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario World

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Super Metroid

Super Punch Out

Titanfall 2

24 May 2017 - 04:29 PM


Played and completed this just after Xmas.


Probably one of the most entertaining FPS I've played in a good long while. About 6 hrs of campaign. Each level introduces some fun new mechanic or an inventive take on level design, then dumping it and moving on to another one. I was honestly quite surprised. Some of the ideas could span an entire game on their own.


This game also makes you feel like a complete badass. Traversal about the map is an immense amount of fun. Getting the drop on a group of grunts, whizzing about walls to escape, then drop sliding into a titan for some heavy duty craic.


You come across several titans through the story and pick up their 'loadouts' which you can switch between at will, adding variety to the big buggers to help you tackle the game. It can be a bit confusing getting used to the amount of stuff you can do with them though.


All in all this is a very accomplished game. Lots of ideas which never out stay their welcome, a story which whizzes along just nicely and looks bloody lovely. Some of the levels/set pieces are stunning.


I'm too short on time for multiplayer, but I believe it's very good. I had a few games but my skill level was too poor to put up much resistance. So I left it. I will keep hold of this game for another run through campaign though.