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  1. Bryson

    Bryson #EugeneMolson

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    Previous thread here....
    https://hfboards.mandatory.com/threads/gaming.1958563/

    The NHL 19 open beta runs through August 2, and it's available on PS4 and Xbox One.

    NHL 19 launches on September 14, but the more expensive Ultimate and Legend editions launch on September 11. EA Access subscribers, meanwhile, can play a 10-hour trial for the full game starting on September 6.

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    (mods feel free to move the gaming posts from the out of town thread over here...)
     
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    PEEEEE KAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
     
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    Ozymandias #MolsonPleaseQuit

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    Add me on PS4 or Steam as GreenTaylorSimms
     
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    Ozymandias #MolsonPleaseQuit

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    Can't wait for Spider-man on September 7th and Days Gone on February 22nd 2019

    Last of Us 2 doesn't have a release date yet, but that's the one I'm most stoked about.
     
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    NHL 15 5.0 is coming out soon. /s

    In all seriousness the NHL series is in need of a complete revamp. Sadly they make most of their money on the online aspect so the franchise mode tends to suck ass. The skating in this one does look improved, but ti worries me that fourt liners are, like usual, just as good as top snipers lol. Maybe sliders can help create a bit of seperation there. I wish NHL had roster share. Would solve about 25 percent of their problems I think.

    I don't game much anymore but Fortnite is pretty fun especially after a bowl or two. Madden 19 looks underwhelming but it's a EA Sports game so it was to be expected.
     
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    MaxDummy "Les Glorieux"? Je me souviens...

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    But man... POND HOCKEY :sarcasm:
     
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  7. Bryson

    Bryson #EugeneMolson

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    The three games I looked forward to the most this year were God of War, Detroit Become Human and Spider-man. Sony is the king of single player story driven games. God of War is the best game I have played this year so far, maybe even this generation.

    The Last of Us is one of my top favorite games of the last generation. That opening sequence is one of the most riveting and gut wrenching of any game. TLOU 2 will most likely be the PS4's swan song like it was for the PS3.
     
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    looks like the exact same as the 5 previous games but with rosters updated
     
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    Genesis76 Rey is a Mary Sue

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    The AI on NHL is dumb compared to FIFA where they’ve made alot of improvements.
     
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    sandviper No Ragrets

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    Not that this mode was a priority for me, nor was NHL Threes before that, but are they “replacing” prior arcade modes or will they stack them? Meaning, will there still be NHL Threes along with pond hockey?

    I hardly played Threes, but will admit it is fun with some friends over and playing a couple rounds. I’m sure pond hockey will be the same, but I just find it’s wasteful removing modes to put another as I doubt it’s a storage or memory thing.

    Anyhow, while I’m sure all this pond hockey, the 1,500 different tuques, EASHL, HUT and so on is great for many, I’m just annoyed I’m basically paying for a roster update.
     
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    FIFA is just plain more fun. For the better part of a decade at least, I'll take FIFA over NHL every time.
     
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    FIFA has a lot bigger budget because the market for football/soccer is huge. EA has practically given up on the NHL franchise. Sales last year were shockingly low, even for a game that always gets released with limited new features.
     
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    ArtPeur Hindsight & memes

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    Le Postman on steam

    I'm not playing much as I am getting bored playing games

    Has anyone played Monster Hunter? I was considering it on PC
     
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    I agree with you that Last of us is probably one of the best games of this generation .
    Cant wait for TLOU 2
     
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    Mrb1p PRICERSTOPDAPUCK

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    I have it


    ITS CRAZY GOOD, LIKE EPIC, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS. I play on XBOx.
     
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    They have made NHL games since the early 90s. For most of that time, they competed with other competitors that have come and gone.

    If there wasn't a much of a market, they would have exited a long time ago themselves. I think this is a case of getting complacent with no real competition, and regular consumers getting frustrated with a product they once loved.

    So I think market size is an excuse rather than a cause for the decline of this franchise. Sure, it's a niche market, but it's a market that they fought for against stiff competition, and one that they have been doing business in for almost 30 years. That indicates there is money in it.... They have just underwhelmed with the product.
     
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    I disagree. 2k pulled out in the the early 10’s leaving EA with no competition for almost a decade. They cut budget and focus on hut and that’s all they care or need to care about just to make a small profit. The past means nothing. They messed up when they didn’t release an NHL 14 to Xbox 1/ps4 when the consoles were new and the disaster game in NHL 15. They never recovered and it’s gotten worse.
     
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    There was other competition in the 90s. I remember a series of games called NHL faceoff and/or power play.... Maybe that was the same people as 2k though.

    Anyways, the decline for me started before 14/15. NHL 09 is probably the last game I enjoyed. They lost me after that.
     
  19. Mrb1p

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    If you do buy it, you can always ask me for advice on builds, playstyle and whatever, its quite a bit to handle at first.
     
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    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    Which is why I never bothered. EA won't really give a **** until they have some kind of competition.
     
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    ArtPeur Hindsight & memes

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    Alright
     
  22. Bryson

    Bryson #EugeneMolson

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    EA makes almost a billion dollars annually just from Fifa's Ultimate Team alone! Microtransactions have gotten out of hand!

    EA's Ultimate Team now worth $800 million annually

    Also EA has won Worst Company in America numerous times and are consistently at the top of the list every year.

    EA Voted Worst Company in America, Again
     
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    sandviper No Ragrets

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    I don’t have a handle on finances and market share of various developers and publishers, but in terms of sports, I believe EA has a lock on American football and soccer.

    2K sports has a lock on basketball. Too bad hockey is so unprofitable as their hockey games were better than most of EA’s titles during the same time frame.
     
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    Ozymandias #MolsonPleaseQuit

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    I hope Disney removes the Star Wars franchise from their hands after the microtransaction scandal last November.

    Im just dying for a No Man's Sky-like KOTOR.
     
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    Mrb1p PRICERSTOPDAPUCK

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    Im jut dying for a KOTOR3 or what ever. SWOTR didnt do it for me at all. At least not like KOTOR.
     

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