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FraserG

Hello all! We're totally stealing this idea from Nintendo Life and Push Square

Basically, feel free to use this thread to chat about anything you like!

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Fraser Gilbert
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FullbringIchigo

@FraserG OK will do

so how about that news Sony just dropped about giving away 2 games for free to keep from April 15th to May 5th, Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection (which it technically 3 games) and Journey

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/04/sony_makes_uncharted_...

anyone think MS and Nintendo will do the same?

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Tasuki

I don't know if this is ok to say here given that it's about a sister site but I am just wondering if it's just me, the site or just the kind of people that gravitate to the site. But I have notice that the community overall has got alot worst over at PushSquare.

It seems to be more of a breeding ground of trolls even more so then Nintendolife. Every time I comment on an article or story or I always get some jerk coming after me. The staff seems not to care and just turn a blind eye to it. I really hate to talk ill of the site but this is just something I noticed as of late. Is it just the fact it's a PlayStation site and PlayStation fans are just a younger age group that thinksnthey know it all or what?

I just hope PureXbox doesn't become that way and it's a shame PushSquare has.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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Octane

@Tasuki I think that lockdown + PS5 news draws in a lot of new users. It's always the same default avatar accounts that start the trolling. I guess that TLOU Part II didn't really help either. The comment section under the articles have always been a bit of a mess, especially on NLife, I rarely go there anymore. The forums seem to be mostly fine on all sites, because most trolls don't realise there's another part of the website I guess.

I do wonder how PS is moderated these days now you're no longer a mod. I guess Sammy & staff are responsible for it now, but it seems a lot of work, especially since the site seems to be growing in traffic.

Octane

RR529

Yeah, the forums on NL & PS are fine, but the comments sections can get messy. As @Octane said, it's probably just the influx of new users & Covid anxiety, though the fact that those sites draw more users in general compared to PX (and thus more trolls), and are more likely to carry divisive news stories (such as the coverage of really niche fanservice games on NL a few times a week, the whole tLoUII fiasco on PS) probably play a part in riling people up in general as well.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Tasuki

@Octane @RR529 The thing is with NL I see that it's alot of new users, but PS it's a few accounts that have been there for awhile even a few have actual pictures for avatars.

Which brings me to your other thought @Octane which is I don't think they really moderate anymore at least not to the degree that you or I or any regular mod would. Unless it's truly rule breaking like some posting nude pics or links to ROM sites or someone really going of the deep end then it seems Sammy and them don't even bat an eye at it. I have actually seen long time Users leave because a troll comes in and even after reporting and such they are still around and don't even get a warning. It's seems that over at PS as the community goes they have a mind set of quatity over quality, that it's better to have 1000 trolls around then 100 good accounts because it's 1000 accounts and the numbers make the site look bigger and more popular plus adds to their add revenue due to the adds and such.

Even as @RR529 stated the articles on both NL and PS seem to be a bit more controversial now and get people riled up cause that seems to get the most views and comments even if it's just trolls and people fighting. In the end it makes the site look busier and I get that from a business point of view. Still it might just be because of this new batch of writers or it could be cause of COVID with bored people but their articles have slipped the past few months especially with the controversial articles which I am sure they know will rile people up.

But I feel that I have rambled on enough here maybe I am just yearning to a time when NL and PS were more my taste and like time has changed to appease a new crowd. Who knows.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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Ryall

Quintumply used to engage in a fair amount of moderator like activity on push square but he doesn’t seem to be doing it anymore.

Antdickens sometimes locks threads on the forums but he clearly isn’t what you normally call a mod.

Ryall

RR529

Passed by the Weather Channel this afternoon and saw this...
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Only in America, lol.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Tasuki

@Ryall Yeah I noticed that too with Qunitumply it's like I said it seems that are looking more at the quantity of users rather then quality. And yeah Ant isn't a mod really but everyone knows that.

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ralphdibny

Thought I'd post this here too in case peeps didn't know about it (I posted it over on PS)

I didn't know where else to post this so thought I'd do it here. I don't know if anyone else is into Picross, particularly themed picross but Konami has a free (with ads, no in app purchases) picross game on the Google play app store (and I assume the iPhone equivalent).

It's called PixelPuzzle and has puzzles themed to their really old games (that I've never heard of) along with some bomberman, gradius, parodius and castlevania thrown in for good measure!

There seems to be no limit on the regular picross and four puzzle mid boss mega picross but the "boss" puzzles can only be played every 3 hours. These are just mega picross made up of quite a few smaller picross. All the puzzles are chosen at random and I think there is about 500 in total.

It's actually really good, I think it's the music that makes it awesome and I do love me a themed picross. I just wish Nintendo did more after their twilight Princess picross on 3ds!

Oh yeah and the ads are fairly unintrusive. There's a banner at the bottom of the screen and you have to close the occasional pop up for pes mobile but that's all. As usual the Google play account stuff can be skipped by pressing not now and clicking off the pop up when the app opens. Occasionally the app crashes too on my phone at least. But overall I do love the game!

ralphdibny

ralphdibny

@LtSarge oh yeah did you carry on playing Bioshock? I just got to Olympus heights on it but I think I'm gonna call it a day

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny I played it for a while longer but I only managed to get to Farmer's Market before stopping. To be honest I felt that the game became incredibly repetitive at that point. It became more of a strict shooter rather than a narrative-driven/horror game with shooting elements. Not to mention that it's much longer than I anticipated, especially if you want to explore everything. So it will be a while before I continue playing it.

As a side note, I'm also really into Picross and I've been playing the games for years now. Probably spent hundreds of hours across the 3DS and Switch titles. I'm kinda experiencing series fatigue now though, however I found out that there's a pretty good visual novel mystery game (like Ace Attorney) where you solve Picross puzzles in order to progress. It's called "Murder by Numbers" and it's available on Switch so if you're into Picross, I highly recommend getting that game if you want to experience a decent storyline along with your Picross puzzle-solving.

LtSarge

ralphdibny

@LtSarge fair enough! Im gonna go to the end because I've started it, will probably play 2 and infinite as well so I can get my money's worth from ps plus lol

Nice! Ill look into it, when playing a game one I do like them to be themed like the twilight Princess picross on 3ds for example. I haven't picked up any picross S because of the lack of touch controls but I will probably get that Sega mega drive themed picross when it comes out!

ralphdibny

RR529

First Yashahime trailer dropped yesterday! At the beginning of the year if you told me we were getting a sequel to InuYasha I wouldn't have believed it (I know this probably doesn't mean anything to anyone but me, but the original was probably my favorite show back in middle & high school, so I can't contain my excitement).

Looks like they're going to animate the manga's special epilogue chapter (it's where all the footage of the old characters is from), and retool it to be the background for the sequel's narrative.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

ralphdibny

@LtSarge thought I'd tag you to let you know I'm playing a resident evil clone on the PS2, X Files: Resist or Serve. I'm playing it as part of a larger rewatch of all the X files TV show (but I'm playing the games and watching millennium with it too).

Like resident evil it controls like 💩 but I've gotten used to it now. It's like the alternate controls from REmake, so not the tank controls which I probably would have preferred, also no option to use the d-pad. It's not as cleverly designed, like there are loads of doors you can't open but overall, despite my initial poor impressions, I am enjoying it, largely due to it being X files and it being presented as 3 "lost" episodes from season 7. Also I am creasing up at the poor animations and soulless eyes of the characters. Sometimes it actually looks like the YouTube poop style machinima animations that people make, it's hilarious.

But as is my policy with most things, if it exists, it's canon so I can't go skipping it on an ultimate rewatch of X files + related shows/games

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Ah nice, never heard of that game before, might have to look it up. Glad that you're enjoying it though despite the poor controls.

I also need to get into a new horror game since it's been awhile since we played REmake. We have Blair Witch on Game Pass Club so I'll try to start it up soon!

LtSarge

Arugula

@ralphdibny That's awesome! I'm as big an X-Files fan as they come and the PS2 game is actually legitimately playing, pretty decent even. I have a huge soft spot for the FMV based PS1 game and I would love a current gen title. Hope you enjoy it!

Arugula

ralphdibny

@Arugula I loved the FMV game, I just fell in love with the new characters and I was gutted they weren't in the show or followed up with in any way. I'm on the home stretch with Mulder in the PS2 game, I just have 4 zombies with guns that keep killing me because I have no health packs. I think I'll play through with Scully after as I get the impression I'll see what happens in all the parts where she dissappears.

There is a third game...x-files deep state on Android/iOS, I'll give it a go when I get to that point in the series (between season 10+11). Unfortunately it looks like a typical mobile game with timers that need to run down before you can play. I do have some Google play credit from the opinion rewards app so hopefully there's an option to get rid of all that nonsense

ralphdibny

Arugula

Android game?! Oh man ... like I have a choice.

Arugula

ralphdibny

@Arugula haha let me know what it's like if you play it, I'm still probably a month or two away from playing it

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