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4 hours ago, Liam said:

@Ruki did you end up going for the DQXI second ending or whatever it is? Don't know if I can be bothered.

I did not. I also could not be bothered.

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24 minutes ago, Ruki said:

I did not. I also could not be bothered.

I felt like it ended fine for me, plus had got a bit grindy for me at the end.

I'm assuming the second ending is about

 

saving the small twin - I can't even remember her name now >_>

EDIT: Veronica

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1 hour ago, Liam said:

I felt like it ended fine for me, plus had got a bit grindy for me at the end.

I'm assuming the second ending is about

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saving the small twin - I can't even remember her name now >_>

EDIT: Veronica

It is! And about an even bigger and badder evil.

I think I read it has to do with the heroes of the past. And you basically fight a giant space whale or something

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1 hour ago, Ruki said:

It is! And about an even bigger and badder evil.

 

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I think I read it has to do with the heroes of the past. And you basically fight a giant space whale or something

 

Maybe one day.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness are March's Playstation Plus games. I'll miss posting actual lists now that the PS3 and Vita support has been dropped.

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The witness seems fun but I can’t remember if I heard it was good or bad 😂

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Yeah, I'll add CoD to my library just because, but I'm not sure I'll ever get around to actually playing it.

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9 hours ago, Rocky 2K19 said:

The witness seems fun but I can’t remember if I heard it was good or bad 😂

The Witness is one of my favourite games this generation. It's brilliant.

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23 minutes ago, Josh to the World said:

So I can just download those for free? It has nothing to do with PlayStation Now?

These are free games with Playstation Plus. So if you're a PS+ subscriber, you'll have access to them. Playstation Now is essentially like their gaming Netflix.

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Yeah, you'll only lose access to the free PS Plus games when your subscription runs out.

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I'm really loving For Honor. Had been wanting to check it out for a long time, and it's really a lot of fun!

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Having been excited about the concept of No Man's Sky (like many were) as it was released, I held off at the time and, from all the reports and reviews, I'm glad I did.

 

Now, many many months later and numerous updates added, I've just dropped £12 on it, installed the updates, schlumped around the first planet to fix my spaceship and have jetted off into space.

Wonder how many hours I'll put into it and wonder how much better it is than originally.

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It is VASTLY better than it originally was. Hell, at first you couldn't even build a base.

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I bought NMS day one. I have played it religiously since. It is such a different experience from what it originally was. 

Crafting bases to mining chunks of materials has been such a welcomed improvement. It graphically looks better, the performance has greatly improved and I’m glad that there you’re able to freely switch between third and first person. I mine materials in first person, whereas I explore planets in third. 

It has become one of a timeless classic (for myself at least). The “multiplayer” function allows for I believe up to 4 players to enter the same world as yourself. You both explore the same planet and can leave it at any point and explore the endless planets together.

I have loved NMS from day one and it’s just been a growing masterpiece for me. 

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So, Sony may potentially be buying Take-Two Interactive, which would mean the rights to the following IPs among others (spoilered for size):

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GTA

RDR

Mafia

Bioshock

2K Sports

Sid Meiers Civilization

Borderlands

Top Spin Tennis

L.A. Noire

Bully

Max Payne

Duke Nukem

The Darkness

Spec Ops

XCOM

Manhunt

The rights to WWE games

Evolve

Battleborne

The golf club

Kerbal space program

midnight club

 

 

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Yeah, I mean, who would want the rights to Duke Nukem?

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43 minutes ago, apsham said:

While I don't believe the rumor to be true in any way, it's funny that this article mentions PS4 exclusivity for the games being a reason why it would be a bad idea for Sony to purchase the studio.

That's exactly why Sony would want to purchase the studio. Yeah, they'd lose the money from the Xbox/PC versions of those games, but purchasing a studio is done to create more exclusivity to the platform making the purchase. If Sony were to buy Take Two, it would be in hopes that the Xbox/PC fans of those games would purchase a PS4 and/or PS5 to continue playing those games.

How huge of a boost would that give Sony when the PS5 releases if they had exclusive rights to Grand Theft Auto 6 or a Red Dead Redemption 3? The 2K sports games? It would be a huge coup for them, and a major strike in the console wars. Of course they won't make all of that money back right away, but a move like that is made with long-term implications in mind, not short-term.

Again, I wouldn't put any stock in the rumor, and I definitely wouldn't be buying any Take Two stock right now... but losing the revenue from other consoles isn't the reason why. You buy studios FOR the exclusives.

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Take Two's value as a company is derived almost entirely from being a third party. Some of the licenses they hold wouldn't be overly excited about their sales being cut due to a move like that - while it would drive sales, something like that probably wouldn't make up for what would be possible across Xbox/PC and in some cases the Switch. If it were as simple as that, you would see stuff like this a heck of a lot shots at acquisitions like this.

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Oh completely. I am in full agreement there, and I think that's the point they were trying to drive home, but when I read the article, the thing that stuck out the most was that they were saying it would be a bad move for Sony because of the exclusivity factor. I think that's exactly why Sony would be interested in the purchase, but the licensed products wouldn't be happy. WWE would probably ride out their license agreement, for instance, and then find someone else to work on their games to make them available across other platforms again.

So, in essence, the exclusivity would be the major problem, but not in the way that the article put across. It would be a huge boost to Sony to be able to lay claim to so many big exclusive titles, but it would be a short-sighted approach, because the licensed products would probably bail from Take Two/Sony at their earliest opportunity. For this to be a good and realistic move, Sony would need to be able to lock all those titles in long-term before they made the purchase, and that won't happen.

It's a Sony fanboy dream for them to be able to acquire studios like this, but it's just not realistic. Yeah, it could help them win the console war, but it could also sink them if it didn't work out. The risk/reward ratio would be way out of whack because of all the variables attached.

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16 hours ago, OctoberRaven said:

Yeah, I mean, who would want the rights to Duke Nukem?

Not me. :shifty:

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