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Have a better one, guys!
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I love both LEGO games and Jurassic Park, so this collection seems like a match made in heaven. What could be more fun than LEGO dinosaurs? It had potential to being the best game in the LEGO series, and it could have if they kept it in the oven a bit longer. TT Games and WB wanted the game's release to coincide with the release day of Jurassic World, and the end result was clearly rushed.
TT Games obviously had far more time to work on the first three movies, as these are more polished, have more humorous animations packed in, and introduce nearly all of the different abilities the JP characters can have. It’s also quite obvious which of the first three movies was liked more, as the Jurassic Park levels are the most detailed and have more creative animations. Since Lost World and Jurassic Park III were so bad, the developers expounded upon the already existing laugh-worthy moments. For instance, in that embarrassing gymnastics scene in Lost World, the developers left it as is and simply added in character score cards. When the raptor talked in Dr. Grant’s dream in Jurassic Park III, the only humor added to it were other raptors dressed up as characters from the first movie. I suppose you really don’t have to create more parodies when the movie does such a great job providing unintentional comedy.
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People really like their Batman. LEGO Jurassic World enjoyed dominating the top of the Nordic Charts last week, but now that Batman: Arkham Knight is out in full force, it has tanked its way to the number 1 spot. I assume these are console copies and not PC, many PC codes were returned and refunded and now it's no longer up for grabs.
LEGO Jurassic World is still holding strong at second place with FIFA 15 close behind.
The entire top 25 game sales according to Nordic are below:
- BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
- LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
- FIFA 15
- THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT
- GRAND THEFT AUTO V
- YOSHI'S WOOLLY WORLD
- FAR CRY 4
- LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
- BATTLEFIELD: HARDLINE
- THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: TAMRIEL UNLIMITED
- CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
- BATTLEFIELD 4
- FARMING SIMULATOR 2015
- THE SIMS 4
- NHL 15
- DYING LIGHT
- SKYLANDERS: TRAP TEAM
- ASSASSIN'S CREED: UNITY
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Roughly 200 prototypes were made, and one was recently unearthed.
This could have been a game changer for Nintendo, but the two companies tussled over licensing issues, causing a nasty divorce. Nintendo partnered with Philips, created the horrific CD-i attachment for the SNES. Sony went on with their prototype to create the Sony PlayStation (no space this time), and as they say, the rest is history.
I hope this protoype makes it into a video gaming history exhibit. It's a lovely piece of history and a reminder of what can come from silly squabbles.
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Fallout Shelter, Bethesda's mobile game set in the Fallout world, is currently an iOS exclusive, which disappointed me and several members of the Bethesda press conference audience. Not everyone has an iPhone anymore. All week long at the show, I watched people with iPhones checking into their vaults and fending off raiders, breeding their inhabitants, and foraging for food. The game looks to be a lot of fun, but I won't go back to an iPhone for it.
Pete Hines has confirmed that the game will go to Android, and it looks like it will be next month, according to a tweet from July 1st:
@kolos_kovacs coming along nice. haven't announced a date, but should be out next month. we'll let you know when we have specifics— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) July 1, 2015
In the meantime, iOS owners get to enjoy a special 60% off discount on lunchboxes in Fallout Shelter over the July 4th weekend. Nope, still not enough to get me to go back to iOS.
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Who's ready for DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight? It's only been out for a week, but surely that's enough time for everyone to have beaten it and want more. The first DLC of the game's Season Pass, Batgirl: A Matter of Family, will release in a little over a week on July 14, 2015.
The Batgirl DLC is a prequel, which tells the story of Barbara Gordon before she became Oracle. I'm curious if it ends with the beginning of "The Killing Joke."
The developer for the DLC is not Rocksteady, but WB Games Montreal, the same developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins. However, the team will be using the same engine developed by Rocksteady. Rocksteady will handle the rest of the DLC in the Season Pass from here on out.
The Season Pass is still available for purchase at $39.99. Batgirl DLC can also be purchased separately upon release.
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Oh Bats... Did Poison Ivy release her gigantic plants into your backyard again? Did Two-Face snatch some cash from mommy's and daddy's little bank? Did Joker pour itching powder down your pants? (Oh wait, no, he's dead). Poor old Bats - always having to deal with the same scum and villainy.
Before you say anything, yeah, we took the safest route, and played the PlayStation 4 version. Here's a tidbit:
Batman’s biggest issue is that it forces the player into vehicle-based combat more often than it should. One would assume that the Batmobile’s capability to turn into a freakin’ tank would be great fun, as like a side-mission thing; and it is. However, the game seems to shove that into your face practically all the time, both during side-mission and story-driven missions. After going through quite a number of tank-based battles, finally the game paused to make way for some on-foot and indoor action. Then suddenly, I had to return to Wayne Towers to install some upgrades. As soon as I was on the premises, I could hear Lucius Fox yelling in my ear: “Batman, we have intruders on the premises.” Lo and behold, a bunch of tanks broke in… Um, yay?
Read our review of Batman Arkham Knight.
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By the way, I've just been looking at our release dates section and, man, there won't be anything proper to play until September, when Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain.
Also, Batsy didn't quite turn out as good as I hoped, so make way for the long, boring summer, folks.
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The E3 2015:
|Best show in ages. ||46.89%|
|It was shite.||6.60%|