Tim B

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  1. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-19-nintendo-switch-uk-sales-spike-30-percent-as-pok-mon-sword-and-shield-sets-record Some more info on sales here. It was the third biggest launch EVER in the UK for Nintendo (perhaps would‘ve been second with digital sales included). Seems to be an excellent result despite the toxic Pokémon community losing its shit for most of 2019. I imagine it will overtake the lifetime sales of Pokémon Let’s GO! Pikachu/Eevee sometime before the end of December.
  2. The Game Awards 2019

    Has Pokémon Sword/Shield not been snubbed here? I guess it was cutting it fine to meet the deadline, to say the least. I would’ve expected it to be nominated in the Family and Role-Playing categories. Though I looked back on previous years and it seems that Pokémon Let’s GO! Pikachu/Eevee, Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon also missed out, for whatever reasons.
  3. The Game Awards 2019

    You could also say that it stands out in the line up, in a good way, because all the other games are super serious by comparison and might split the votes and split opinions. Smash is a crowd pleaser.
  4. The Game Awards 2019

    What makes you say that? Isn't it both the best selling and best reviewed game in the GOTY list? Is it the wrong genre? Not credible enough? I don't think Smash winning can be ruled out and, as I said, I think it'll win the public vote in that category and it's evidently loved by the critics.
  5. The Game Awards 2019

    Personally, I'm super happy to see Super Smash Bros. Ultimate up for Game of the Year. That game takes my breath away every time I dip into it. I think it could and should win the public vote in that category, but it's the juries I'm worried about. They might prefer to go for something that's also up for Game Direction and/or Best Narrative, but let's see. Thinking about it, this game easily had the best chance for Nintendo to actually win GotY. Fire Emblem was too niche and anything else that could've been nominated (Zelda, Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi's Mansion 3) wouldn't have stood a chance. The Family (Nintendo) category is quite interesting...I'd love to see Ring Fit Adventure win there, but you'd probably have to make Smash the favourite. Nice to see Astral Chain get some recognition. Fire Emblem: Three Houses might well win the strategy category. What do you think's gonna win? What would you like to see win? Any surprises in the nominees?
  6. The full list of nominees for this year's Game Awards can be found below. Game of The Year Control (Remedy/505 Games) Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo) Resident Evil 2(Capcom/Capcom) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision) The Outer Worlds(Obsidian/Private Division) Best Game Direction Control (Remedy/505 Games) Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE) Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision) Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna) Best Narrative A Plague Tale: Innocence(Asobo/Focus Home) Control (Remedy/505) Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE) Disco Elysium(ZA/UM) The Outer Worlds(Obsidian/Private Division) Best Art Direction Control(Remedy/505) Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE) Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver) Sayonara Wild Hearts(Simogo/Annapurna) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision) The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening(Grezzo/Nintendo) Best Score/Music Cadence of Hyrule(Brace Yourself Games/Nintendo) Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE) Devil May Cry 5(Capcom) Kingdom Hearts III(Square Enix) Sayonara Wild Hearts(Simogo/Annapurna) Best Audio Design Call of Duty: Modern Warfare(Infinity Ward/Activision) Control (Remedy/505) Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE) Gears 5(The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios) Resident Evil 2(Capcom) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision) Best Performance Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds Courtney Hopeas Jesse Faden, Control Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz, Gears 5 Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Death Stranding Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling, Control Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges, Death Stranding Games for Impact Concrete Genie(Pixelopus/SIE) Gris(Nomada Studio/Devolver) Kind Words(Popcannibal) Life is Strange 2(Dontnod/Square Enix) Sea of Solitude(Jo-Mei Games/EA) Best Ongoing Game Apex Legends(Respawn) Destiny 2(Bungie) Final Fantasy XIV(Square Enix) Fortnite(Epic Games) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Best Independent Game Baba Is You(Hempuli) Disco Elysium(ZA/UM) Katana ZERO(Askiisoft/Devoler) Outer Wilds(Mobius Digital/Annapurna) Untitled Goose Game(House House/Panic) Best Mobile Game Call of Duty: Mobile (TiMi Studios/Activision) GRINDSTONE (Capybara Games) Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna) Sky: Children of Light (Thatgamecompany) What the Golf? (Tribland) Best Community Support Apex Legends (Respawn/EA) Destiny 2 (Bungie) Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix) Fortnite (Epic Games) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Best VR/AR Game Asgard's Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios) Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio/SIE) Beat Saber (Beat Games) No Man's Sky (Hello Games) Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games) Best Action Game Apex Legends(Respawn/EA) Astral Chain(Platinum Games/Nintendo) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare(Infinity Ward/Activision) Devil May Cry 5(Capcom/Capcom) Gears 5(The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios) Metro Exodus(4A Games/Deep Silver) Best Action/Adventure Game Borderlands 3(Gearbox/2K) Control (Remedy/505 Games) Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE) Resident Evil 2(Capcom) The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening(Grezzo/Nintendo) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision) Best RPG Disco Elysium(ZA/UM) Final Fantasy XIV(Square Enix) Kingdom Hearts III(Square Enix) Monster Hunter World: Iceborne(Capcom) The Outer Worlds(Obsidian/Private Division) Best Fighting Game Dead or Alive 6(Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo) Jump Force(Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco) Mortal Kombat 11(NetherRealm/WBIE) Samurai Showdown(SNK/Athlon) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo) Best Family Game Luigi's Mansion 3(Next Level Games/Nintendo) Ring Fit Adventure(Nintendo EPD/Nintendo) Super Mario Maker 2(Nintendo EPD/Nintendo) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo) Yoshi's Crafted World (Good-Feel/Nintendo) Best Strategy Game Age of Wonders: Planetfall(Triumph Studios/Paradox) Anno 1800(Blue Byte/Ubisoft) Fire Emblem: Three Houses(Intelligent Systems/Koei Tecmo/Nintendo) Total War: Three Kingdoms(Creative Assembly/Sega) Tropico 6(Limbic Entertainment/Kalypso Media) Wargroove (Chucklefish) Best Sports/Racing Game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled(Beenox/Activision) DiRT Rally 2.0(Codemasters) eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020(PES Productions/Konami) F1 2019(Codemasters) FIFA 20(EA Sports) Best Multiplayer Game Apex Legends(Respawn/EA) Borderlands 3(Gearbox/2K) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare(Infinity Ward/Activision) Tetris 99(Arika/Nintendo) Tom Clancy's The Division 2(Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft) Fresh Indie Game Presented by Subway ZA/UM for Disco Elysium Nomada Studiof or Gris DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds Mega Crit for Slay the Spire House House for Untitled Goose Game Content Creator of the Year Courage - Jack Dunlop Dr. Lupo- Benjamin Lupo Ewok- Soleil Wheeler Grefg- David Martínez Shroud- Michael Grzesiek ESPORTS AWARDS Best Esports Game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive(Valve) DOTA2(Valve) Fortnite (Epic Games) League of Legends(Riot Games) Overwatch(Blizzard) Best Esports Player Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf(Immortals, Fortnite) Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok(SK Telecom, League of Legends) Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic(G2 Esports, League of Legends) Oleksandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev(Natus Vincere, CSGO) Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won(SF Shock, Overwatch) Best Esports Team Astralis (CS:GO) G2 Esports(LOL) OG (DOTA2) San Francisco Shock(OWL) Team Liquid(CS:GO) Best Esports Event 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals EVO 2019 Fortnite World Cup IEM Katowice 2019 League of Legends World Championship 2019 The International 2019 Best Esports Coach Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag(Team Liquid, CS:GO) Nu-ri ‘Cain’ Jang (Team Liquid, LOL) Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann(G2 Esports, LOL) Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, LOL) Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz(OG, DOTA2) Danny ‘Zonic’ Sørensen (Astralis, CSGO) Best Esports Host Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere Alex “Machine” Richardson Paul “Redeye” Chaloner Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang The Game Awards will be streamed live online on the night of 12th December (so 13th December in the UK), same time as the General Election results in the UK
  7. There’s a good amount of sales data in this article. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-17-uk-charts-pok-mon-sword-and-shield-post-huge-opening-weekend-sales
  8. There will be no problems with Dragon Quest 12 becoming successful in the west if they launch all of the versions at the same time. In Dragon Quest 11, I’m 25 hours in now and could not love it any more than I do. I’m enjoying all of the plot twists and I suspect there are many more to come. I finally got one of the keys which allows me to unlock some of the locked doors that I keep seeing everywhere. It was frustrating not being able to access them at all. I haven’t been bothering crafting weapons with the fun-sized forge and I seem to be managing just fine without it. One of the bosses *almost* wiped out my entire party, but I managed to get through it. It’s really refreshing using the auto-battle system for an RPG, but the concept took a while to get my head around. When I eventually move on to Pokémon Shield it might feel weird to be actually selecting the moves individually again.
  9. Hmm, I was thinking more like next year.
  10. Would it be crazy of me to wait until a potential Ultra Sword and Ultra Shield are announced before deciding whether or not to buy this one? I’m in no great rush to play it and I was annoyed when Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon came out, which I didn’t play but I assume were much improved over the originals. Does it feel likely based on what you’ve all played so far?
  11. General Movie Thread

    @Julius I suspect you are correct.
  12. Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)

    It’s totally mindless in single player mode. I think its purpose is to give Gooigi/the second player something to do in co-op. Gooigi actually isn’t required for plenty of the rooms in the game, so would feel pretty redundant without money to collect.
  13. Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympics (Switch)

    There was one on the N64 which I really enjoyed. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called though.
  14. I don’t think it’s been officially confirmed, but I saw on Twitter somewhere that the review embargo lifts tomorrow, Tuesday 12th November at 1pm UK time. I also saw someone say that the review embargo date is also part of the embargo itself, so let’s see
  15. Fortnite

    They added bots to this?! I had no idea! No wonder it felt a whole lot easier. I would rarely kill anyone successfully in the old version but now I can regularly manage 3-5 kills in a match no problem.