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Sleeping Dogs - American Asia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rowan - AzureCantabile Sep 2, 2013. 8 Replies

So I've mentioned it before about how I've appreciated the attention to detail in stages like RE6's Chinese night market's or Kane and Lynch's Shanghai, and been told a few times that Sleeping dogs…Continue

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Very simple discussion prompt, but what's your opinion of Anita Sarkeesian and her video series?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derto Sep 12, 2013. 9 Replies

I'm inclined to say as little as possible just to see what comes up from people. I know it's not the most current topic, but I already had a fair idea of what I expected to hear from the EBA…Continue

Poorly written villains & ACIII Information Underload (Sequence 6 spoilers)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rowan - AzureCantabile Nov 5, 2012. 2 Replies

Characters in ACIII still suffer from the same problem every game has had. neither the heroes nor the villain ever commit to going ALL THE WAY to explain themselves and actually justify why they're…Continue

Most important, unique or interesting games of the generation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roburt Sep 26, 2012. 8 Replies

Someone asked me recently which games of the current generation would be the most important or unique ones they should check out, specifically for PS3 or PC. So I gave them a quick list, pasted…Continue

 

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"Playing games the brother's 360 has made me realize exactly how much I hate disc switching, and reminded me about fog hideing draw distance"
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"Played half an hour of Rage. Died wandering around and Restart From Checkpoint put me at the opening (unskippable) cutscene. Turned it off."
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SWTOR Shadow of Revan Expansion Launch Trailer

Check out the new Shadow of Revan launch trailer and go head-to-head with Revan, one of the galaxy’s most powerful characters in The Old Republic universe in...
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"I really wonder how I can like SWTOR so much when very similar gameplay in dragon age puts me off so badly."
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"I Am Alive just crashed my PS3 without even getting to the menu. Ubisoft strikes again."
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"UNCHARTED 4 REALLY CAST TROY BAKER AS NOLAN NORTH'S BIG BROTHER?! I feel like someone at naughty dog was laughing when they thought of it."
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World Premiere - Megal Gear Online Trailer

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"Once again I kinda feel like the poll needs either one less negative option, or a few more alternatives to the two similar answers."
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What platforms do you game on?
PS3, 360, 3DS, PSP, Wii, PC, Mac
PlayStation ID:
AzureSigma
Steam ID:
Shoko Kafei
Do you have a favorite developer at the moment?
Either Kojima Productions or Platinum Games.
Where do you prefer to shop for games?
Amazon.co.uk
Why do you want to be a member of the EpicBattleAxe Community?
Becuase I have been for a while now.
As a member of EpicBattleAxe.com, what type of content do you plan to share with the community?
Moderation
Do you have a link to any blogs you've written, content you've created, or other examples of your passion for gaming that we can take a look at?
http://old epicbattleaxe

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The real problem with AC unity: Ubisoft Development

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

I'm gonna keep this relatively concise and cut the crap out what (to some people's chargin) has been one of the gaming stories of the week. First off, I'm going to take gender completely out of the equation after this part here, it's a topic that people get sensitive and distracted about either way, and neither side really communicates anything that way. So if you're bothered by that coming up around this, read on.



The real problem is with the development process. One of two…

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The skin I live in, but rarely in games.

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 8:00pm 20 Comments





So this is yet another late comment on a podcast that spiraled into being too big for a comment. I re-listened to the year of aliens TAF, mulled some things over... Have a few more things to say now specific to what's said in the podcast.



I don't really agree that games are doing better than most other mediums in the slightest. The biggest and best championed…

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Japanese Publishers let their Devs down.

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:00pm 7 Comments



This latest jimquisition got me thinking and I realized there's a lot I have to say on the topic of Japanese publishers I haven't put all down in one place before. So here it is I guess.



In Capcom and…

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How I turned over a New Leaf at the Animal Crossing (And then turned over a better one)

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

So there was postmortem today at GDC by Aya Kyogoku and Katsuya Eguchi, and it sparked a lot of sudden reminders of the buzz and the praise the game garnered for it's especially well written inclusive NPCs and socially progressive changes on couple of sites in the AC community. A few tweets from a one Leigh Alexander though, reminded me of some of the things we can sometimes do in these games that rails against the spirit of these games at times.…

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Persona music FTW.

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Hmmmm... Chuchu officially says: You're unbelievably cute!

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Radiophonic Sea Creatures#3: Games of the Year

Deftly avoid the flailing man-o-war because the Radiophonic Sea Creatures have resurfaced once more!

In 'The Shallows' we discuss Geoff Keighley's Video Game Awards, next gen Grand Theft Auto V, Interstellar and Her.

Then in 'The…

Announcing The Outlaw Gamers Society!

Hey gang! Although we're taking the week off from the regular show, we thought it would be a great oppotrunity to sit down and finally drop all the details on the new podcast, the new site, and where things are going from here.

There's a lot of info to share but the bottom line is that we've been…

Radiophonic Sea Creatures#2: Movies of the Year

Clean the seaweed from your gills because the Radiophonic Sea Creatures have resurfaced!

On the shallows this week we chat about Guilty Gear, the casting announcements for the Suicide Squad movie, the TV show Fargo and The…

The Axe Factor 183: Another Man Down!

Helium balloons cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we check out gameplay from Uncharted 4, Metal Gear Online, The Order 1886. Plus, we discuss The Game Awards and whether it is a video game award show we can be proud of.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: There will not be an episode of The Axe Factor next week as Lorin will be traveling. We'll be back the week of Christmas. See you then!…

Radiophonic Sea Creatures#1: Captain Toilet Plunger

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2nd annual epic battle axe community game of the year!

Started by Raminder Singh in Site Discussions. Last reply by Abel2Disable 14 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hey Axeheads it's that time again, since last year went off with a hit I thought we would do it again. Same rules as last year name your top 5 games of the year in order. Then I will total up the…Continue

*IMPORTANT* - Notice for EBA/GTA5 Crew Membership Applications

Started by Abberjam in Game Discussions. Last reply by CornRPeople2 yesterday. 93 Replies

Greetings fellow Axe-Heads! Since the last Axe-Factor, we have had many people join the GTA5 crew ready for October. Initially we had an open policy for folks to join, but already a few "unknowns"…Continue

Going to the new website?

Started by Karoc in Site Discussions. Last reply by CheerMeUp yesterday. 25 Replies

Just curious how many Axeheads are going to be heading over to the new website, once Lorin and Brent get it up and running?I will be for sure.Continue

unskippable far cry 4 intro videos

Started by Adam David in Game Discussions on Monday. 0 Replies

Step 1:Download the Dunia 2 tools from http://www.nexusmods.com/farcry3/mods/5/.Step 2:Extract the Dunia 2 tools to any…Continue

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