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Too much games are coming out ! And I'm not the kind of guy to play everything but a lot of interesting stuff is coming out lately !

• I'm still playing Overwatch ( GotY for me atm )
• I'm at my second playthrough for Fire Emblem Fates ( then there is the third )
Monster Hunter Generation is out and I would like to play it
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is released tomorrow and I will DEFINITLY play it.
Ace Attorrney : Spirit of Justice is coming out soon...

I'm set for the rest of the year
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I'm hearing No Man's Sky is crashing sometime on PS4. I've never realised crashing on console was a thing ? Does it happen often ? With other games ?

I mean, I have all Nintendo console, never ONCE in my life as a gamer a game crashed on me on console. NEVER Once in 29 years.

Does crashing is a thing on PS4 and Xbox ? I can understand it on PC, it's not a fixed plateform but on console, Really ?!
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Games can crash on any platform.
There won't ever exist a 100% crash/bug/virus-free system or program.

The thing is that it happens less often on consoles because all consoles are the same,unlike PC which has thousands (or maybe even millions) of different combinations,so its way easier to fix and optimize for consoles.
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I don't understand. Peoples are complaining that the NX won't be as powerful as the neo and Scorpio and that Nintendo don't get it and need to get on with the time.
I mean, did we read something differently?
The NX is a portable device, a 3DS you can plug to the TV, it have the MOST MODERN AND POWERFUL MOBILE CHIP you can find. Why are you complaining about power? Thing thing will be hundreds of time more powerful than the current 3ds.

Imagine monster hunter 5! 
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I'm probably getting PSVR. I tried it in Best Buy and its fucking awesome.
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I said that, 2 years ago. I'm just gonna repost it here. And let it sink in light of the recent report from Eurogamer that the NX will use a Nvidia Tegra chips.
 
When you think about it, Nvidia's Shield Tablet with their new Tegra k1 is more powerfull than the Wii U, have a much better screen than the Gamepad, and can run games on battery as long as the gamepad can hold as a controler only. And to add insult to the injury, it's also cheaper.

What I'm saying is that we could have a better Wii U as our next 3DS if Nintendo stop being stupid with their choice of hardware.
Doesn't that make you wonder ?

Also Tegra k1 developpement tool are the same as on PC, they could have the same developpement environnement for both their next handeld and full blown console, like they said they wanted.

I love Nintendo games and 3DS titles but I'm also a 3D artist and my heart bleed a little more each time I see great art being render as a pixel piles of shit because of sub part hardware.
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+Mexican Sunbro I'm probably never gonna play them myself but I'll take your word for it that it's good
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Don't cut yourself on that edge. Check out Yann Lacour's beautifully #animated Shane -The #Edgelord. https://skfb.ly/QquA
So edgy ! I had a much more complicated animation for this one, but my rig failed me miserably so I ended up with this simpler one. At least I got the FX I wanted for the blade. I need to work on normal maps, It’s needed when lit and I suck at it, badly.
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My latest 3D creation is live ! And It moves !

Welcome Shane, the psycho killer with his home made blade of doom, also known as the Edgiest of them all, the Edge Lord !

I initially wanted to do a much more complicated animation for this one, but my rig failed me miserably so I ended up with this simpler one. At least I got the FX I wanted for the blade.

https://skfb.ly/QquA
So edgy ! I had a much more complicated animation for this one, but my rig failed me miserably so I ended up with this simpler one. At least I got the FX I wanted for the blade.
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Can't take him seriously with those shoes
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Zelda Breath of the Wild, the biggest game project ever from Nintendo needs to sell 2 millions units to pay for itself. (cf: Miyamoto)

The Tomb Raider reboot, needed to sell 5 millions for its publisher to break even. It sold 3,4m during its first month but for Square Enix it was nowhere near enough.

That's how much difference there is between Nintendo and the rest of the triple A industry. Think about that before looking at sells number.
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My long lost friend the +HTC​ One m9 has finally been replaced. I welcome the young and promising #HTC10 into my life. May his reign last longer than his renowned brother. 
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I've finally finished my first playthrough of Fire Emblem Fates, here's my though on it, if you're interested in it.

I've decided to play all the 3 paths, So I started with Hoshido. My hearth was actually with Nohr but because Hoshido was said to be the easiest path I choose to start with this. Because of that, my choice to go with Hoshido was quite heart breaking, but it had its charm. In that sense The introduction to the game is really well done.

Let's start with the goods:
The gameplay and mecanics are soooo good. Way better than Awakening. The new pairing system is much more balanced. Without going too deep, basically, before you would pair 2 unit together and form an ubber unit stronger in everyways, which made using unpaired unit a bit pointless. Now how it goes is that you pair 2 unit together to favor defense, and you make unit fight side by side to favor offense. It's a much better balance. On top of that ennemy units can now pair up too, which you have to take into consideration.

Class system and skills is also better handled it’s a bit confusing at first but it makes sense. Individual skills seems a bit more balanced, you can more easily switch to different class to grab some new skills and better keep track of the overall level of the unit, which now has a cap you can unlock with money.

Weapon system is also muuuuch better. First the weapon triangle is now better balanced, with bows, magic and throw weapon taken into account. Second the weapon durability is no more, now weapon are balanced so that stronger weapon have some downside. It makes choosing which weapon to use more of a strategic choice instead of “I should keep this one for stronger ennemies” and never use it until you can buy infinite amount of the same item at the shop. Now you use your money and duplicate weapon to upgrade them, What it also does is allowing for legendary items like Falchion more often, and more diverse effect on weapon. It’s simply great.

Level design, I heard Birthright map are pretty simple, but even then they seems better designed than awakening. Now reinforcement happens at the end of the ennemy turn, givin you a fighting chance (no more ennemy flyer spawning in your backlines and murdering your squishy units without a fair warning). With enemy pair ups you got some ennemy “miniboss” along the way that make for nice encounter. And there is thoses dragon vein that allow you to interact with the level.

Presentation is as good as ever Beautifull design, feets, lots of gorgeous CG cutscene, soundtrack is nice ( not quite awakening for what I’ve heard in this first run but good nonetheless ) the production value is awesome for a 3DS game. I can't wait for the NX.

So all in all, it’s a great game, especially at a gameplay level… but overall it’s far from perfect, here’s the bad:

Story and narration starts strong but fall flat on it’s face pretty quick Before you make the big choice, you got introduced to a lot of stuff, things are kept interesting and surprising but once you pledge your allegience to Hoshido, it gets pretty straight forward until the very end. A lot of questions remains unanswered and the story pretty much only revolved around introducing characters. A lot of things happening are pretty ridiculous too and are not convincing at all. We’re very far from the Emmeryn death in Awakening, which overall did a much much better jobs at narrating its fairly simple story.
I feel like the underlying story might be interesting but by only playing Birthright you won’t get much of it.

Character design is a bit unoriginal, Not all of them of course, but a good portion of them really look like Awakening remasters, And overall the game took a lot from Awakening on the narration level.

The main character is boriiiiiiiiiiiing…and not very credible Robin in Awakening was great, he was a bookworm and great strategist, He had a certain charisma and was who you were supposed to be, you as the player was the strategist leading your army on the battlefield. But outside of it, Chrom was the real hero. He was the leader, he was someone you wanted to follow around, learning how to become a ruler through trial and errors, they both made for a great duo with their strenghts and weaknesses. In Fates: Birthright Corrin/Kamui is pretty much a brat… Knowing nothing of the outside world, you’re the little brother of everyone and yet you are given the highest responsability of leading the whole kingdom to war. You don’t grow much along the way and stay the same bland character that everyone love so much without any reasons until the end.

The english dub is … not awesome to makes thing worse for the characters, the overall english voice over is not that great...the ones that sound good stands up and make for much more likeable characters, some really do sound bad, and says stupid things.

And finally the pacing sucks It’s one of the worse issu I have with the game right now. The pacing is baaaaaad. And that’s why It took me so long to finish the first path. Outside of children mission you don’t get secondary missions and by the time I got to the ending I only got one children. So in order to get more I had to grind some bland skirmish and then do side mission after side mission before doing the final chapter. This plus the fact the story is not very interesting makes for a really bad pacing. In Awakening you got to childrens side missions during the second / third arc of the game and you could alternate between story mission and secondary mission, while still having interesting new maps. I hope other path are better at this. At least I’m warned and I’ll try to get children as soon as possible…

So here it is. How I feel about Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright It’s a bit worse than what I expected, especially on the story and character side, but it’s also better on the gameplay side. I reserve my final judgement for the whole Conquest / Revelation story which should be more interesting but If you were planning on playing only one path don’t play Birthright, you won’t like the story.

Right now it’s a great game, but it’s no Awakening
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Going to Japan Expo in Paris as Hinata from Haikyuu! My first ever cosplay :3

Unfortunately Zelda breath of the wild won't be playable to the public 😑
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That's awesome! Nice cosplay.
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My latest 3D creation is live ! And It moves !

Welcome Shane, the psycho killer with his home made blade of doom, also known as the Edgiest of them all, the Edge Lord !

I initially wanted to do a much more complicated animation for this one, but my rig failed me miserably so I ended up with this simpler one. At least I got the FX I wanted for the blade.

https://skfb.ly/QquA
So edgy ! I had a much more complicated animation for this one, but my rig failed me miserably so I ended up with this simpler one. At least I got the FX I wanted for the blade.
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Not going anywhere 😀.
I'm going to update this model a bit. I'll add a normal maps because I'm not satisfied on how the model looks with lightning. 
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If the NX ends up being around the power of the PS4 Neo, we could see Zelda Breath of the Wild running at 4k. Think about that...

Outputting 4k is easy, what's hard is having the GPU power to render as many pixels. What's great about Nintendo is they already do pretty games with very few.

I know everything's not as simple, Teraflops don't means much and everything doesn't scale quite like this but numbers are numbers and it should give a good idea of what we could expect.

• The Wii U GPU is 0,36 Teraflops.
• PS4 Neo is said to be around 4 Teraflops.
• 4 / 0.36 = 11.111
• PS4 Neo GPU is roughtly 11 times more powerfull than the Wii U GPU.

• Zelda BotW runs at 720p, 1280*720 = 921 600 pixels to render.
• 4k is 3840*2160 = 8 294 400 pixels.
• 8 294 400 / 921 600 = 9
• 4k is 9 times (!) the amount of pixels compare to 720p

With all thoses number in mind, you can see how Nintendo might very well be the first to have real 4k gaming. Becauses they're used to work with very weak hardware. Wii U port for the NX could be glorious.

Think about the marketing power of this "See Zelda BotW how pretty it is on Wii U? Well on NX it runs at 4k"
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+Marc Kusanagi you can have fun AND 4k :).
Technical stuff such as framerate and resolution doesn't cost anything to developp, you only need powerfull enough hardware.
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