Video Game Hype Thread

Cyan has a new game coming out in two weeks, and WOW! This song is beautiful!


Was extremely confused when I heard a VNV Nation song thinking I’d had another tab open playing music. I highly recommend the album (Noire) and their last few albums you like that kind of thing.

Neat trailer, I really need to go back and finish Obduction personally, this looks like a way bigger game!

The game releases June 1.

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My favorite trailers from the Playstation Showcase that just happened. Very excited for all these games (For PC).

And here’s the full presentation for anyone interested

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I have no interest in Marathon as a looter-shooter, but boy-howdy was that a cool trailer!

As someone who loved Journey, and played through it multiple times, I’m super excited about Sword of the Sea, which looks like a spiritual sequel:


The Marathon trailer started cool, but I do quickly lose interest when trailers like this reveal it’s just another looty shoots game. I mean, it looked like great fun until the protagonist is headshot out of nowhere by a sniper across the map.

Can’t there be a game with such cool world building and art design and science fiction tech where the problems aren’t solved by automatic rifles?

(I say that as someone with 2,500 hours of PUBG playtime)

I don’t mind the automatic rifles, I just want a single player FPS of Marathon like the originals were.


I know that Marathon did have single player, but I’ve only ever known it as the multiplayer fps people with Macs played because they couldn’t play Quake.

At summer camp we had Macs borrowed from the local public schools. We had Marathon LAN parties, and that was my only Marathon experience.

There is definitely an audience of people who like single player FPS, or at least PvE FPS, that are currently very under-served by the AAA game publishers. Look no further than Half-Life 3 never coming out and just recently Overwatch 2 not doing what they had publicly announced they would do. All the single player FPS I’m seeing these day are from smaller studios.

The reason is simple, though. Developing a big FPS is expensive. A single player campaign is even more expensive. Suddenly you need to spend money on writers and all sorts of other things that you don’t need to spend on with a multiplayer game.

Maps are a big part of that cost. The map of Half-Life 2 single player has got to be larger than all the official Counter-Strike maps combined. The cost to make those, compared to the return on that investment is not great. Think about something like dust2. One self-contained map that gets played over and over and over…

And in terms of revenues, single player games bring in money just one time. Then a long long tiny tail. And then all the devs get let go. With a multiplayer game, they have a lot of more or less evil choices for monetization schemes. But any one of those that they pick will result in perpetual revenues. Revenues that are bigger, sustainable, and keep themselves employed.

I too, enjoy a high quality single player FPS. But I’m not about to get my hopes up for any big budget ones any time soon. Nobody is going to do that in this economy.

I get all that, and those are all valid points.

Bungee/Sony can make whatever game they want. But if there isn’t a single player component to it, I’m not interested and I won’t be getting it, which is a shame because from an aesthetics standpoint, it looks very cool.


I never beat Quake 1 and I barely played past the first 2-3 levels of Quake 2. I was there for the multiplayer and the multiplayer only from day one.

Speaking of FPS games with a strong single player narrative, I never played the original System Shock, or the even-more-praised System Shock II, but I’m super excited about this remake, and hopefully, if it does well enough, they can remake SSII as well!


While a SS2 remake would be nice, the game is completely playable in the current state for sale on steam and GOG. Its far enough along on the fps/0451 genres that its still easy to parse and to control without feeling like you are lost in space and time.

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Just be aware all newbs. This is a game that gives you almost no resources. If you can get it done with the wrench, use the wrench. Save your ammo.

The team behind Night in the Woods has a new game coming out soon.