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  • Splatoon 2's next Splatfest is detailed, and there's not even a contest between the two sides

  • Ajent 17/08/2017

    @DoctorOak Your Daredevil comment wins this comments section. Well done good Sir for providing the chuckles ! Reply 0
  • The Flame in the Flood, Human: Fall Flat headed to Nintendo Switch

  • Ajent 13/08/2017

    @karolniecik so buying a laptop at £80 and then the game is cheaper than just buying it on Switch? I mean, I understand they haven't announced the prices for these games yet, but I doubt it'll be more than £80.

    (I know I'm being pedantic. My original comment was meant to highlight that this article is obviously directed at Switch owners who, like me, might not own a PC, thereby making the counter-argument that it would most definetley NOT be cheaper to play these games on a laptop).
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  • Ajent 12/08/2017

    @karolniecik what laptop? Reply 0
  • You have to pre-order Destiny 2 to get one of its exotic weapons at launch

  • Ajent 27/07/2017

    @SonicUk you crack on being angry at a game. Whilst you're not playing the game you could always go and look up the definition of anti-consumer and then maybe you won't be so angry. Reply -1
  • Destiny 2 patrol zones look like a fun place to hang out

  • Ajent 25/07/2017

    @ozzzy189 hmmm... so long as you realise that your dislike for Destiny 2 does not necessarily equate to it being 'pathetic' and you are just venting your opinion, then I guess you'll just have to accept that EG is not a website designed for your personal consumption and that they cater to a range of gamers and generally cover the games they are actually playing/interested in. So, that means Destiny 2 articales. Reply -1
  • Ajent 25/07/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper I couldn't agree more. In fact, it's the jumping sections in the raids that I believe really set Destiny apart. I have a regular group I play with and it's an absolute laugh when someone gets hit with one of the pistons in the Kings Fall raid.

    I can't wait for D2. I agree the beta felt very 'samey', but articles like this keep me stoked that there's enough new content in the sequel to make it feel like a fresh run.
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  • Minecraft on Nintendo Switch is getting an update to boost its resolution

  • Ajent 25/07/2017

    I've never really played Minecraft, outside of a quick dabble on the mobile version. But for some reason the Switch version really appeals to me. I might pick it up at some point. Reply +8
  • Nintendo's new online service looks like it could be every bit as bad as you feared

  • Ajent 20/07/2017

    @Rob Fair enough. I assumed (which I know was a mistake) that you had to set up private lobbies via the app. If this isn't the case then I missed the point.

    To be honest, I posted those comments yesterday after having a bit of a crap day at work and I was moody. I should know better, so I apologise.
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  • Ajent 19/07/2017

    @Rob sure, he's already played online on MK8 and Arms. My question was, how does he play with his friends and families if he doesn't have a smartphone?

    When Nintendo are trying to emphasise the importance of team play in games like Splatoon, it seems illogical to tie the activity to an external device that they have no control over.

    I don't think I'm getting carried away, evident by the fact that my son WON'T be able to play with friends. That's not getting carried away. That's a statement of fact (which you actually stated before saying that some people are getting carried away).
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  • Ajent 19/07/2017

    @the_ewan Maybe... until it transpires that they set up the account because of Nintendo and it's someone they met whilst playing a Nintendo game that they spoke to on FB. Furthermore, if it transpires that Nintendo acknowledged this as a potential problem and just brushed it onto a different social network, rather than creating a closed controllable network themselves where the issue is significantly less likely to exist (I work in child safeguarding - dealt with numerous cases of abuse on FB, a lot more on networks like Line that are much more open - practically never dealt with a case on PSN or XBL). Reply +2
  • Ajent 19/07/2017

    So... my 7 yr old son has a Switch. He has friends who have Switch's. My step-brother (12yrs old) has a Switch as well. My son would like to play with these people.

    It's the summer holidays this weekend. My son is not in school, but I am at work. My son doesn't have a smart phone. He's 7. How does he play with his friends or family?

    (Also, the insinuation that Nintendo are protecting kids by suggesting they create Facebook and Line accounts (etc.) is just absolute stupidity. How do Nintendo expect to be able to control who they have contact with outside of the Nintendo app when they go to Line/ FB etc. and speak to randoms they met playing Splatoon - especially when they may have only create that Line / FB account so that they could play online Switch in the first place ! - It just doesn't make sense).
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  • Splatoon 2's very Nintendo warning for rage quitters

  • Ajent 17/07/2017

    @ShiftyGeezer If you get killed six times in the first minute you just need to get better. There'll never be a way to account for new players (so fairly ranked) that are simply a lot better than you.

    Also, Splatoon matches don't last 21 minutes, so your point doesn't even to be relevant to this.

    I agree with everyone else. If you find that you're leaving multiple games in a row because they're 'unfair' (which does sound like you're complaining about losing!) then I'd suggest that's to do with your skill level and not a game that is otherwise very popular (if it genuinely had broken match making then I'm sure that's something the community would react to and they'd eventually stop playing the game).
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  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players team up to try and break the game

  • Ajent 12/07/2017

    Haha. Awesome. Looks like it was a lot of fun !

    I'm going to give this a try when it comes to XB1
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  • Netflix Castlevania gets second season

  • Ajent 10/07/2017

    I haven't watched this yet, but have it tee'd up in my watchlist. Reading these comments has me excited to get watching. Reply +1
  • Halo 5 will have 4K support on Xbox One X

  • Ajent 06/07/2017

    @Foxtrot-Oscar I mostly agree with you... however, 4K TV's are 'normal' TV's. Go into any electronics store and you'll find 90% (if not 100%) of the TV's they sell are 4K. You'd have to go out of your way to get a non-4K TV these days. Reply +10
  • Nintendo Switch leak reveals potential guest logins, save data transfers

  • Ajent 29/06/2017

    @Fourfoldroot it's not particularly clear in the article, but I assume they mean that Nintendo might add a feature specifically called 'Guest Account' that doesn't sign in on a Nintendo Network ID but does access their network.

    You can add multiple accounts to a Switch, but they're associated to an actual Nintendo account. I suppose you could create a second account and then just name it 'Guest' on your system and this would provide the same functionality.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild blog reveals new details on Twilight Princess' Midna

  • Ajent 29/06/2017

    @Halfwit-Hero Thats cool, I guess. I was naively hoping for a bit more. Some of these armour items are underwhelming, since they only offer abilities that are already available via other armour items. I'd have preferred something a bit more unusual for these DLC items (not game breaking unusual, just somethingnlike what they've done with the Korok Mask). Still, they're a nice cosmetic change and I like the nostalgic references.

    I'm actually really looking forward to this DLC. The Korok Mask and Hero Run mode will make getting the last few Korok's and Shrines (5 left!) less of a chore, and I'm looking forward to starting a new Hard mode save.
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  • Ajent 28/06/2017

    I might be reading way too much into this, but at the end of the Tingle blog post it states that tomorrow's blog is going to be about Majora's Mask.

    Are they just going to post a piece reminicising about the game, or does this mean a MM related announcement?

    I'll admit I got a little excited, although I realise it'll probably be nothing of the sort.
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  • A Way Out crafts a cocky new forced co-op concept

  • Ajent 11/06/2017

    @Der_tolle_Emil When I initially saw the reveal I had a very similar reaction to yourself. However, the more I see/ read about it, the more interested and excited I get. I can't remember the last time we got a game that had such an important focus on each of the two players. It's seems new, even though I'm sure it must have been done before.

    My biggest concern is who I would play it with. I grew up abroad, so most of my childhood friends live in different countries or difffetent areas of the UK. I would normally play with my brother, but he lives in the Middle East now. I can still play it with those friends over the Internet, but it really does feel like this should be played as a couch co-op game.

    Maybe when my brother comes to visit at Christmas 2018 - but then it'll be whether or not this game still has my attention by that time.
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  • Nintendo Switch wired headset looks like a right faff

  • Ajent 01/06/2017

    @Zomoniac If it's docked then the game sound will come through your TV/sound system and you can use a single ear piece chat solution with your phone (a bit like the chat earphone included with PS4's).

    Don't get me wrong. This is still incredibly stupid. Evident by your question and then the necessity for some one like me to think of a solution. We shouldn't have to be even having this conversation.

    The really bizarre thing is why Nintendo think people should pay for the service if this is the level of quality that the service provides. So, so silly.
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  • Watch: 7 new things you can do in Destiny 2

  • Ajent 21/05/2017

    @Galactic_Inquisitor I'm hoping for some kind of information regarding this at E3. Without the necessity to go to orbit, if they remained purely cosmetic they'd barely even perform that function.

    I figure we're probably due at least two more info dumps before the games release.
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  • GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

  • Ajent 19/05/2017

    @CalamityJames It's actually worse than that.

    Elite card:
    10x £40 = £400
    10% = £40
    £40 - £36 join fee = £4 reward.

    Standard card:
    10x £40 = £400
    2% = £8 reward (!?!?!?!)

    You'd actually have to buy 12 games to beat a standard card benefit. 11 games equals £8 elite, £8.80 standard and it's only at 12 games you get £12 elite, £9.60 standard.

    This is ridiculous.

    (Do as I did with Mario Kart Deluxe. GAME = £49.99. Amazon = £42. Instant £8 saving!)
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  • Destiny 2 gameplay changes, new features, beta details and everything else we know so far

  • Ajent 19/05/2017

    @Supra_Hans That's a fair statement. Managing expectations is always difficult (I, for example, had a very different experience and have no issue with the business practices and I enjoy the grid - but I have a great group of people I play with, and I'm pretty sure that helps make it such fun).

    However, you've articulated your issues with game a lot better than the usual dismissive/ aggressive comments that these articles tend to get.
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  • Ajent 19/05/2017

    Destiny articles are so strange. I've never known a game to attract so many comments from so many... odd(?) people.

    People spend time reading an article about a game they don't like and then take further time out of their day to write comments about the game they don't like. I findnit odd because I doubt these people do the same with every other game they've no interest in playing or following. Some of these people then come back to the comments to reply to people, thereby spending even more time talking about something they don't like.

    It's strange.

    As for Destiny 2- I'm looking forward to it. Looks aces. I especially like the Clan support. It's a smart solution for Raid match making.
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  • Meet the man with 1200 Platinum trophies

  • Ajent 04/05/2017


    "Other users might feel ashamed to play many games because they are weak and have no spirit. They are afraid of what people will say about them."

    "I would like to end it every day, but I am just too addicted to trophies, so I can't."

    Not only does the second one ring more true, doesn't it also kind of cancel out the first quote? Wouldn't it be more accurate to assess addiction as being 'weak and have no spirit'? Surely if I'm able to pry myself away from something I want to stop that makes me the stronger, more determined person?
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  • Teenager behind Microsoft and Sony hacks jailed for two years

  • Ajent 26/04/2017

    @spyro_de so... crime's OK so long as it is not directly violent? He cost people £million's. who knows what rippling effects that had. Bear in mind there are over 600k potential victims, with £millions lost in cost of repair and loss of business (plus down time for any services such as education). It is entirely possible that his crimes had a causal link to someone being harmed in some way.

    If you think that people should not be happy about such a criminal receiving a custodial sentence, then it's not JUST the gaming community that isn't your 'community today'.
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  • Ajent 26/04/2017

    @Azovyr I don't think 'dealing' with it was man.the.king's point. I think his point was that using 'bullying' as an excuse for criminal activity isn't acceptable (which it isn't, otherwise the law would reflect that).

    I don't think man.the.king meant to belittle the efffects of bullying, he even references how he was bullied (he even mentions the psychological and physiological impact that bullying had on him).

    Mudd's mention and attempt to use the possibility that he was bullied to justify, or at least mitigate, his criminal actions is what is really offensive towards the issue of bullying.

    It might explain things, but it isn't an excuse.
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  • Super Bomberman R Nintendo Switch update adds free levels

  • Ajent 21/04/2017

    @Mister-Wario Haha. That escalated quickly. I thought I was being cheeky, sorry you got so much flak for it.

    To address your question - as others have pointed out; what I was 'telling you', was that any persons reason to buy something (value?) is subjective and most of the time based on their singular opinion.

    However, on a sidebar- I did actually pay £45 for Bomberman R. Twice (copy for me and one for my son). For me, worth it.

    Having said all of that, I kind of agree with your point. £50 is waaayyyy more than I would have expected to pay for a game like Bomberman, it's just that where you have no reason to buy it I had two.
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  • Ajent 21/04/2017

    @Mister-Wario "Wow, there is literally no reason for me to buy this as-is".

    Fixed that for you. ;)
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  • Here's your first proper look at the new Micro Machines game

  • Ajent 19/04/2017

    This looks like a perfect fit for Switch. It'd be unlikely that I'd play it on PS4, but it looks like a perfect commute game or a quick to set up party game. Reply +16
  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in the US

  • Ajent 14/04/2017

    @BonzoBanana Fair enough, we don't know how Skyrim will perform on Switch. And you're right, we are in the hype period.

    However, I was instantly underwhelmed with the Linx. After I couldn't get Skyrim to work I tried Portal. That also didnt work. I then tried actual mobile stuff like Asphalt. Couldn't get that to work. XB1 streaming didn't work properly.

    The Switch works. And the games released on it work. And in my assessment that's why it's a better performing device. But, each to their own and all that...
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  • Ajent 14/04/2017

    @BonzoBanana The Linx Vision is Most definetley not comparable to the Switch in terms of performance. I could barely get Skyrim to run on the Linx. Streaming XB1 doesn't even work fully as some games don't support it. Not only that, but it isn't a streamed over network solution, it connects directly to the XB1 like the Wii U gamepad to the Wii U. The Linx is in no way a comparable device. The Switch absolutely trounces it.

    I've had both. I'm talking from experience.
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  • Ajent 14/04/2017


    1) I do know what trolling is.
    2) People have told you that they bought a Switch to ONLY play Zelda? Or did they buy a Switch to play Zelda (and they'll obviously play other games on it.) ?

    Your original comment stated that people seem happy to buy a console to JUST play ONE game. I bought my PS4 at launch to play Assassins Creed 4 and Battlefield 4 (seemed like the best place to play them). That doesn't mean I had no intention of playing other games when they come out. I imagine that will be the same for the 'people' you've spoken to regarding the Switch.
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  • Ajent 14/04/2017

    @williamarthurfenton I don't think anyone bought a console for one game. That would ignore the fact that there is already more than one game on Switch and would assume that no more games are going to be released - or maybe that having purchased a Switch a person would not buy any other games. A bit of an odd assumption.

    Or maybe you're just trollin'... ;)
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  • Mr. Shifty review

  • Ajent 13/04/2017

    @bemani it was up on eShop the other day in the 'Coming Soon' section. If it isn't today, then I think it's Wednesday next week. Reply 0
  • Destiny 2 teaser shows the Tower going up in flames

  • Ajent 30/03/2017

    Nice trailer, but I was hoping for some gameplay. Still, I'm pretty psyched for Destiny 2. I've even decided to jump back into Age of Triumph and run the old raids in anticipation of it coming out ... ! Reply +1
  • Fans have noticed something odd about Lego City Undercover on Switch

  • Ajent 28/03/2017

    @garethwilliamwhiteho dude, that's some seriously over the top and completely unwarranted hate. Wishing cancer on people is pretty evil.

    Especially since your entire comment (which was posted after the article was updated) is based on an incorrect assumption.

    Not cool dude, not cool.

    Try not getting so worked up about stuff like this and maybe promote a healthier online persona. It's not difficult to disagree and not be hateful.
    Reply +10
  • Zelda directors reveal their favourite foods, locations and characters

  • Ajent 28/03/2017

    I'm just going to add my thoughts. I'll mirror what both @Samael_Blackwing and @SBandy have said... one Divine Beast to go, I've 67 shrines under my belt, and I've put in 75+ hours. Before I do the last story quest I'm going to clear up my side mission log and try and find all the armour sets (and get them ranked up/maxed out).

    I haven't loved a game this much in ages. It feels modern, yet still retains that classical Nintendo charm.
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  • Six talking points from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

  • Ajent 27/03/2017

    There are so many positive comments in relation to the testfire, I must've been playing it wrong. I really want to like it, but I just didn't get on with the game at all... even to the point that I struggle to see how the first game could be considered any good.

    Luckily, I'll be buying a copy for my son who absolutley loved the testfire (he's 7) so I'll be able to pinch his copy and put in an hour or so before committing to a purchase myself.

    If I could have played the testfire with my son then I reckon I'd have enjoyed it a lot more. Nintendo really need to figure the user end out for their online service.
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  • Ajent 27/03/2017

    @djangodjango I never played the original, but I found that the aiming in general was very sluggish. Unfortunately I didn't have much luck connecting to a game either. The first session I didn't find a game for the full hour. The only other session I was able to play was the last one. I got 5 games in, but came away a bit dissapointed. I've heard such good things about Splatoon, but so far the uninspired level designs (I understand the argument that they're simple to ease new players, but with two levels they could have had a simple one and a decent one), sluggish controls, and general lack of options (playing with friends) have really turned me off.

    Shame really.
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  • Breath of the Wild shows Nintendo is learning from PC games

  • Ajent 16/03/2017

    @JoelStinty what a f***in' awesome Bokoblin/ Octo-ballon idea. I'm trying that as soon as I get a free moment to whip the Switch out of my bag ...

    ... that's why I love this game ! Crazy ideas like this seem completely possible.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner finds surprising new way to travel

  • Ajent 09/03/2017

    @djkav I see someone else already beat me to it, but yeah you can transfer energy via hitting it with a weapon.

    That's what the arrow indicates. It grows and changes colour when you hit it more times/ harder, having transferred energy from the weapon hits to the object frozen in time.

    Just try it in game to see. Hit it once with a sword and then try again and hit it multiple times with a heavy hammer or something to see the difference.

    If it was just changing the kinetic energy to potential energy and then redirecting it with a weapon before changing back to kinetic, then what does the arrow and colour signify? Plus, I'm pretty sure the game explains about 'transferring' energy when you get the power.
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  • Nintendo Switch off to solid sales start in UK

  • Ajent 06/03/2017

    @dylillama I am in the exact same boat. The immediateness (is that a word?) of the system is genuinely really useful. And Zelda... it's the first game in a long time that I've played where I'm hankering for another session whilst at work/ with kids/ cooking dinner/ being a grown up! Reply +6
  • Nintendo Switch eShop games and prices revealed

  • Ajent 02/03/2017

    I wouldn't say that Bomberman at £50 is a surprise. We've known that for ages (or at least, anyone who has looked at pre-ordering).

    Sure, it shouldn't cost that much. But it's not a surprise at this point.
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  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer be a Switch launch title

  • Ajent 22/02/2017

    Having previously had very little interest in this game, for some reason I now find it intriguing. Isn't nostalgia strange?

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  • Snake Pass release date set for March on all platforms, including Switch

  • Ajent 16/02/2017

    Wow, I was actually quite impressed with that trailer. This looks pretty decent. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

  • Ajent 16/02/2017

    @S3M holy crap, what an awesome idea. So simple. It's just like the Puyo Puyo Tetris mechanic. Would've been brilliant. Reply -1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • Ajent 15/02/2017

    @vert1go Dude, really, I even pointed it out to you.

    My point was that you isolated a single word in my comment and then IGNORED the rest of it and then called me ignorant.

    THAT's ironic.

    If you take my whole previous reply and read it in full, in context, then it's clear that I was suggesting that if you DIDN'T know about the DLC it would unlikely detract from the main game, you wouldn't get to the end of the game and feel like something is missing.

    Jeez, the fact I have to spell it out to you only further emphasises the second point I made about your ironic 'ignorance' reply.
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  • Ajent 14/02/2017

    @vert1go I bet you don't even see the irony in your own reply, lol. Never mind, you've kind of proven my point. Reply +1
  • Ajent 14/02/2017

    @vert1go dude, complain about the hypocrisy of the comments section (Nintendo season passes are fine... because, well... Nintendo), fine, that's something I'd understand.

    But your complaints of this whole 'incomplete game' garbage is just rubbish. If you feel BotW is incomplete after you've played the game (suspending your knowledge of the DLC), if you play it and come to think 'hmmmm... that didn't quite make sense', then fair enough. Same goes for any game really.

    What you're describing is 'FOMO' - fear of missing out. Which is entirely a problem of your own making.
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