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Campaign News / Re: Why Shenmue III is not on Xbox One
« on: October 07, 2015, 01:40:47 AM »
Phil Spencer (head of Xbox), all about Shenmue, on Twitter:


Campaign News / Re: Pre-order Shenmue 3 with PayPal
« on: September 23, 2015, 06:12:45 AM »
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Blues and Bullets (Steam)

If it did not have shooting elements, I would have play it day one (but it's still a possibility I'll).

Give me detective/investigative thinking-based interactive entertainment.

Luna (TBA)

Our first title, Luna, is a tactile puzzle game set in a vibrant and sculptural story-book world. It begins when the Owl convinces a young Bird to swallow the last piece of the waning Moon. Listed as part of the "deep games" movement, Luna is part of our mission to make games that reach new people, with new experiences.

Inspired by origami, shadow boxes, abstract sculpture and minimalist illustration, we are excited to share more with you as it comes to life. We believe that games can appeal to an expanding, maturing group of players - and hope to count you as part of that audience!

One day, I would love to play this.

Off Topic Chat / Re: What are you playing?
« on: August 29, 2015, 06:07:38 AM »
I've been playing Scribblenauts Remix (on my Android phone). It's the next well crafted game I've played in 2015, next to Bejeweled 3. I spent time just by creating random objects (like, in a sandbox field) to interact with each other, and the results a lot of times were surprisingly amusing. The puzzles weren't that hard, and at first I was even motivated to complete them until to get that "crown" symbol. In the end, though, I lost the motivation to do that (probably because of the repetitiveness of the core challenge) and I focused on beating the levels just one time. To get a new "world" (and thus more levels), you have to pay (micro-transactions); therefore, so long.

Campaign News / Re: #SaveShenmueHD
« on: August 28, 2015, 07:35:55 AM »
A prophecy from the Book of AGES, on SEGA Genesis 3:1-3:

«And SEGA said, "Let there be Shenmue 1 & 2 HD," and there was Shenmue 1 & 2 HD.

SEGA saw that Shenmue 1 & 2 HD was good, and they called Shenmue 1 & 2 HD "profit."

And there were remasters, and there were ports--the third day.

Until Dawn (PS4)

It seems it has a choice and consequence(s) system that is even better than Life is Strange's. However! I dislike (almost) any horror related theme. Therefore, I would need to play this interactive cinematic story together with a friend. Or near the beach with full sunlight to filter out the jump-scares...

Beyond Eyes (Steam)

"Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship. Step by step, uncover an incredible world, carefully guiding Rae, a young blind girl, on a life changing journey."

[Interesting reviews:, @BeyondEyes_]

Off Topic Chat / Re: What are you playing?
« on: August 20, 2015, 07:15:21 PM »
I've been playing Mass Effect. I've heard about it's storytelling with choices & consequences, how them affect the fate of an entire space. However, here comes the part I don't like. And I don't like it at all. The game design of "carrot and stick" is so inhuman, that I can barely ...stick with it. Indeed, it makes you to have the ...appetite to come back to it. However! At the same time, you think about the cost of that, because the stick pains... Therefore, it's like grinding to get to the point you most want. And that is the interactive storytelling. You have to spend energy and time to deal with nonsense action battles, moving in a geometric space while targeting and shooting, to beat some objects. What is the immediate reward of that? Nothing; unless you like to get your hands dirty, just for the sake of it. It's a barrier. It would be good to have some exciting moments. However! When it becomes not just that, but a barrier you have to bear, grind, and exhaust yourself mentally, psychologically and physically, then no. That's why the interactive entertainment design concept "Fully, Leisurely, Gently" is so human and appropriate.

And after that ...I played Hatoful Boyfriend! It looks like it's a visual novel for the jokes. However, no jokes have come to amuse, as of yet. Reviewers keep saying that at the end it gets serious (and some even cried), so that remains to be seen. But the story so far is not very engaging, so as to want to come back to it.

By the way, I've bought many games on Steam, that I know I'll never really play, but bought them for the Steam cards. Those cards make you money when you sell them. But in order to acquire them, you need to play the games. Therefore, some way must be followed to get the cards, but not play the games.

Shenmue: a realistic version of Animal Crossing.

If that doesn't sell it to a new generation of gamers I don't know what will.
That sounds like a clever way to market it. Hopefully, the new partners (including SONY) will have a more open mind and be in tune with the essence of the creation their dealing with, unlike SEGA's nitwittedly misleading established set of marketing attitudes (for Shenmue) back in the days.

Hacknet (Steam)

Seems really interesting (to do that through fiction; at least if you are engaged with programming and/or hacking; it's semi-realistic, though, which serves mostly for the entertainment).

Animal Crossing series

It seems like the cartoon-y version of Shenmue.

Campaign News / Re: Why Shenmue III is not on Xbox One
« on: August 07, 2015, 10:43:36 PM »

Campaign News / Re: Thank you from Yu Suzuki
« on: July 23, 2015, 08:22:20 AM »
I actually had tears forming when I read his message. :D

Shenmue Chat / Re: To complete story in 3 or not
« on: July 06, 2015, 08:33:21 AM »
but don't dream! Be realistic!

People have literally been saying this to us for years, that we should stop dreaming because Shenmue 3 was never going to happen apparently. But now here we are.
Amen and I see.

Shenmue Chat / Re: Hey guys, I am writing an Article [HELP]
« on: July 06, 2015, 08:29:31 AM »
What you're looking for is here:

Her Story - Steam
A detective type interactive movie, with a challenge to decipher the clues and hints to unravel the real suspect.

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