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  • Disney Infinity 2.0 debuts in August with Marvel characters - report

  • AndyboyH 17/04/2014

    Really up for more of this, it's like Skylanders, but with a lot more charm. Plus the figures actually stand up to being nice in their own right - the style they use for the characters is really decent, without focussing on hyper-realism or too cutesy a rendition either. Reply 0
  • Trials Fusion review

  • AndyboyH 16/04/2014

    Went and picked it up on my lunch break, now jonesing for hometime... Well, that and the delivery of a 3D printer tomorrow :D Reply 0
  • Lego The Hobbit review

  • AndyboyH 16/04/2014

    @useful_idiot : coulda sworn I've had more recent titles that at least do some of them on 360 (particularly the take down X character with Y), but I guess that must be old age [or them all blurring together into one primary coloured mass...]

    Really frustrating though.

    Lego Movie might be my last Lego game until they start adding some inspiration into the games again.
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  • AndyboyH 16/04/2014

    Any chance of them fixing the trophies on PS4 so P2 can unlock things when playing Co-op?
    My worst complaint of the Lego movie video game, that.
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013 voting

  • AndyboyH 06/12/2013

    Went with:
    Link between worlds
    Lego City Undercover (anyone doubting that, just remember the exceptional dialogue!)
    Resogun
    Pokemon X/Y
    Ni no Kuni (though it was a tough choice between that and P4:Golden)
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  • The ultimate retro handheld collectors' guide

  • AndyboyH 29/09/2013

    Scored these for 3000 Yen on Yahoo Japan. I still have no idea how we managed that, but it's quite possibly the proudest thing in my gaming collection.

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  • Nintendo's paid-for StreetPass games earned £2.6m in a month

  • AndyboyH 05/08/2013

    @tidy-spidey how long did the walking dead last you? Because I'm on Level 25 of Mansion alone and I imagine I've poured at least a whole day into playing the various streetpass games.

    They have a great deal of longevity (and that's when I'm getting a lot of regular streetpasses every day and should essentially be tearing through them!) - especially if you're a fiend for collecting all the hats like I am :-/
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  • The story of Yugoslavia's DIY computer revolution

  • AndyboyH 30/07/2013

    @Stevonymo because they realise there's more to life than standing at a bathroom sink for 5-10 minutes a day shaving? ;) Reply +13
  • Pokémon Rumble U's Skylanders-style toys iffy for Europe

  • AndyboyH 17/07/2013

    EG: any chance you can check if they'll work with imported figures? :) Reply +2
  • Nintendo adds paid DLC games and hats to 3DS StreetPass app

  • AndyboyH 18/06/2013

    For the people that don't get enough streetpasses, why not set up a local meet? That's what we did, and we got 70 people show up for our AC:NL meet last Saturday.

    And for those of you around Newcastle, you can come along to ours!
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  • Scribblenauts Unmasked confirmed, stars DC Comics superheroes

  • AndyboyH 15/05/2013

    @Eoin given that copies shipped from Amazon.co.uk to a few lucky people - I don't think you can point the finger at Nintendo, when it was 5th Cell/Warner Bros pulling it from shelves.

    Sadly I don't think it'll ever hit these shores legitimately now (excluding Australian imports), especially with the Nyan/Keyboard Cats lawsuit in the states. Easier to drop it and churn out the next one instead...
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  • Razer Sabertooth review

  • AndyboyH 17/01/2013

    @PlugMonkey Xbox 360 controller face buttons are solely digital.
    The PS3 controller buttons are analogue.
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  • AndyboyH 17/01/2013

    How's the rumble? (I assume it has rumble?) Reply +7
  • Dyson creator worried games development sucking up too many graduates

  • AndyboyH 10/01/2013

    @wizlon If I could give that more than 1 +, I would. Reply +1
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 dev says “no chance” of Wii U version

  • AndyboyH 08/01/2013

    @goldgin sorry, but I want to call you out on that. You owe it to yourself to at least play Xenoblade, which is definitely worth the £40 for the game and £40 for a preowned Wii console Reply +4
  • Nintendo Wii Mini review

  • AndyboyH 12/12/2012

    I'm getting one via a friend working at Ubi Montreal.

    I see it being a collectable gaming curio (sales are going to be, let's face it, crap. Second hand not-knobbled Wiis are cheaper and have more functionality) - and the red and black colour scheme will match the Virtual Boy, which it will be joining on a shelf.

    Having said all the negative stuff, remember previous nintendo console updates like the revised NES and SNES units - those things are now hen's teeth rare. Hell, even some of the Game Boy Advance Micros are starting to rise in price. I suspect in a few years this will have the similar dubious honour of crap hardware that's rare and collectable.
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  • Assassins' Creed 3 is Ubisoft's most pre-ordered game ever

  • AndyboyH 26/10/2012

    @johnson81 gotta be a misprice since the standard one is £54.99 new... :S

    http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en_GB/pd/ThemeID.8605700/productID.249496200/Assassins_Creed%C2%AE_III.html
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  • Nintendo responds to Mario sequelitis criticism

  • AndyboyH 20/08/2012

    @sega you might want to see it in action. I was completely disinterested, especially with the coin mechanic, which just seemed at odds with normal mario games.

    But after watching my wife play her copy, I ended up getting a copy myself, and don't regret it now. It also helps that it seems to blend a lot of the worlds and enemies mechanics from Mario 3 and Mario World (which the marketing hasn't really focussed on) - perhaps without those, it wouldn't be as good or as interesting to me...
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  • Nintendo's History of Hardware Revisions

  • AndyboyH 27/07/2012

    I <3 my game boy light
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  • GameCube celebrates 10th birthday in the UK

  • AndyboyH 04/05/2012

    I remember picking mine up from WHSmiths with Rogue Leader and Sonic Adventure 2 on the way to my lectures at Uni... I'm still fond of the clean design. Some think it looked like a fisher price toy with that handle, but I thought it was great for being chunky and fun and not like the monolithic Xbox or fake skyscraper PS2.

    My wife and I both have our Gamecubes, even though we got rid of any other console 'doubles'. I have far too many fond memories of holding what was at the time, the world's best video game controller (it still fits my hands perfectly), and smash brothers til stupid times of the morning ;)
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  • Raspberry Pi Review

  • AndyboyH 03/05/2012

    @monsieur-goggyturk

    I think Arduino (and that ilk) would be a bit of a strange comparison. Arduino is very much geared for fairly simple computation and a lot of hardware interfacing. That's why it drives 3D Printers and so on - it doesn't need an OS installed to do excellent work, just some simple programs and a hell of a lot of outputs to motors, etc.

    It's like trying to compare a car rim+tyre with a trolley castor. Both are fine as wheels (well, depends what trolley you pick hehehe), but they're made for vastly different purposes and you wouldn't want to switch them! ;)

    [Edit - should say, I've got about 3 Arduinos, and my Pi should be in my hands by the end of the month]
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  • GAME and Gamestation websites are back online

  • AndyboyH 30/03/2012

    As everyone else is saying, not a lot of good deals, although I saw Blazblue 3DS preowned for £14.99 and grabbed it...
    It's hard enough to find it new, nevermind used + fairly cheap.
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  • Revealed: GAME's memo to staff on Mass Effect 3 cancellation

  • AndyboyH 29/02/2012

    @lucky_jim I'd agree that Grainger is chavvy as hell, but they're actually pretty decent in terms of pricing, and they even have imports every so often. I got PS3 Catherine 6 months before the UK version (and before anyone negs me, I bought it again when it came out on the 360 here to support the local industry and encourage more releases like that)

    I personally wouldn't be sad if Grainger took over on the high street from Game.

    I do feel sorry for the good game staff though. There's been a decent set of guys in Newcastle's stores. Sadly all of the store managers seem to be dicks, lying about preorder bonuses, and telling customers who don't know better that they *NEED* to buy accessories (SD cards, etc) or 'the games won't work'.
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  • GAME to close 35 stores

  • AndyboyH 23/02/2012

    @Brodie good luck man, are they not moving you to the other team? Reply 0
  • Dreamcast game Seaman being revived on 3DS

  • AndyboyH 21/02/2012

    @neilka the ghost of UK:Resistance called. They want their jokes back. ;D Reply +3
  • Catherine launch trailer is looking saucy

  • AndyboyH 09/02/2012

    @StuDevo mine just turned up from shopto. looks good, although I think I'll refrain from wearing the t-shirt lol Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 13-2 Lightning and Amodar DLC screens

  • AndyboyH 07/02/2012

    @Kendalf you got Omega in the Colosseum as a bonus in the game pre-order packs. Lightning + Amodeus are new content. (I only know this as my wife will be bugging me to download this in around an hour) Reply +1
  • AndyboyH 07/02/2012

    @darkmorgado Amodar is in it, well, his likeness is. I take it you haven't done the Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz bit yet? Reply +1
  • Activision announces Skylanders Giants

  • AndyboyH 07/02/2012

    "featuring Light technology"

    really?
    REALLY?

    Can marketers not just say 'Lights up!' any more? They have to say it's a technology?
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  • Ubisoft confirms Vita launch line-up

  • AndyboyH 06/01/2012

    A new Lumines? Now I'm glad I picked up my Jap Vita.

    The world needs more Genki Rockets songs.
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  • Actual New Games of 2012

  • AndyboyH 06/01/2012

    Having played the demo of Gravity Rush (or Gravity Daze as it's called on my Japanese Vita) - I'm not so sure it's going to be all that good.

    The controls feel pretty loose and tread the line into frustrating. I liked the cosmic cat and cosmic crow and the combat was ok, but it just didn't set my world alight - it felt like a game made entirely of the bits from Bayonetta where you fell, and a bit of simplistic combat inbetween.

    Of course it might be another one of these games where the demo doesn't show how good the game is (I'm looking at you, Driver SF) but even so, it feels like it needs some polish + tightening.

    I'm certainly hoping it improves - Katamari Vita at 4800 Yen (preowned!) was definitely a mistake (I note the UK's getting it at ~£25), and Uncharted Vita alone can't justify the purchase to the (gaming) wife.
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  • Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review

  • AndyboyH 01/12/2011

    I feel like I'm treading the fine line of going off-topic, but there is something a bit like this for Pokemon. It's called Battrio, and it's Japanese-arcade only.
    You get poker-chips representing a pokemon (and 'win' a new one every time you play for 100Yen [about a pound these days]) and play against either the machine, or other players (with their own set)
    It's quite interesting as it's based on squads of 3 Pokemon, and puts an emphasis on moving the chips around to be more defensive/offensive/etc. It's quite frantic (at times) and surprisingly fun.

    You can see more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Battrio
    and a video here:
    (it's worth watching if only for a guy that looks like Japanese Hitler!)

    I must admit, I have wished, truly wished, they'd make a peripheral for the Wii (or 3DS), release a home console version with Wifi connection play, and make a small fortune on it. It doesn't hurt that the gameplay is actually worth playing. Sadly, it sounds like Skylanders have more desirable toys (compared to the pokemon battrio coins) but the gameplay is sorely lacking. :(
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  • Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition has bonus character and mission

  • AndyboyH 18/11/2011

    Got mine preordered since the day it went up on the Game website. ME is one of the few franchises (this gen) that I feel I'd happily pay double for the additional crap.

    I might be a chump for doing that, but Mass Effect, like Assassin's Creed, keeps me entertained for WEEKS.

    Compared to £8-10 for a cinema ticket or £50-100 on a night out (totally pulled the night out numbers out of the air based on friends going out to the Toon) or something like that, it's f***-all, and it's nice to get some random promo tat/trinkets, artbooks, or in ACR's case, a big, well printed, nicely bound encyclopaedia.

    But I do understand why it sucks for people that just want the digital content but none of the physical stuff. They should make a halfway house edition between standard and collectors.
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  • Nintendo responds to PETA Mario pro-fur claim

  • AndyboyH 15/11/2011

    PETA obviously don't care about Penguins or Frogs. ;) Reply +34
  • NFS Shift dev reveals new game C.A.R.S.

  • AndyboyH 23/09/2011

    *scottish accent* Ah'm out... Reply +6
  • Techland reflects on Dead Island blooper

  • AndyboyH 09/09/2011

    realworld:

    funny you should mention that...
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  • Ubisoft Uplay Passport costs £7.99

  • AndyboyH 21/07/2011

    @jetsetwillie

    Can be as cheap as £10 to as much as £1 less than new (depends on popularity of the game and how old it is) CoD: Black Ops for example holds it's value well. Duke Nukem Forever in comparison has sank like a stone.
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  • Sony: some producing poor quality 3D

  • AndyboyH 21/07/2011

    @Murton:

    It stems from a "that'll do" mind set in games development where as soon as the game is finished and working and it's seen as being fit for release rather than go through proper optimisation to achieve 30 FPS with minimal artefacts.



    That's not an attitude of game development per se, it's an attitude of game publishers. And as they're the ones holding the purse strings, usually it's what they say, goes. (Not defending/attacking your point, just pointing your finger in the right direction)
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  • Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

  • AndyboyH 12/07/2011

    Downloaded the demo from the Japanese PSN store the other day - I've got to say, this review seems to sum it up really well. The weapons don't feel right, some of the minibosses (the crimson head/tank cross and the fat bloated sods) felt ripped straight from resi + left4dead. The QTEs also feel a bit too fast for something which represents a core game mechanic too.

    I'm still happy to buy it, and play full price for it, if it ever comes out over here, but it really doesn't feel like a Yakuza game, it's a wierd zombie mash up with Yakuza's characters. It's fun, but it's not 'getting tackled once again by street punks who're obviously going to get their assess handed to them in a great beatdown' fun.



    Also kind of sad to learn this is the last in the current series of Yakuza games - I didn't know until now that this was considered anything other than a wacky spinoff... Oh well, time for new interesting characters and pastures new I guess. IMHO Osaka's Dotonbori/Namba area particularly cries out for some Yakuza action...
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  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3

  • AndyboyH 05/07/2011

    @anthonypappa it's been out in the UK on 360 and PS3 since last Friday. Reply +2
  • What Bungie Aerospace is

  • AndyboyH 30/06/2011

    No mention of the awesome Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri when mentioning FASA? That game was amazing back in the day (15 years ago?) Reply +3
  • Register Zelda now for free soundtrack

  • AndyboyH 17/06/2011

    If it's anything like the Mario Galaxy CDs, you'll want to get in quick.



    They now trade hands for £20-50 on ebay
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  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 release date

  • AndyboyH 20/05/2011

    Best news of this game: Playable Acguy. Reply 0
  • Portal 2 in orphan insult row

  • AndyboyH 19/05/2011

    GlaDOS also calls Chell a "Dangerous, mute, lunatic"



    You don't hear the mutes complaining...



    /coat
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  • 13 3DS VIP store openings planned

  • AndyboyH 21/03/2011

    I'm pissed off that Nintendo seem to hate Newcastle these days (first the Celebi download for Pokemon, then this...) but as tempting as it is to screw them over for a free taxi from Leeds or Glasgow, I'm actually more disappointed about not getting the promo swag. Even if it is a bit of printed foil. (I'm a sap for promo tat... Although the Mario Galaxy stuff when they did their day -1 launch was good!) Reply 0
  • Nintendo 3DS Seeing is Believing tour

  • AndyboyH 17/02/2011

    @Zomoniac: Most official events around here are branded NewcastleGateshead anyway these days, so it's only a matter of time before Gateshead is eroded to become 'the part of Newcastle that's South of the Tyne'...



    Just wish I'd known it was coming to the Metrocenter rather than driving a 6 hour round trip to Glasgow last weekend. Was probably still worth it though!
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  • Yakuza 4 demo announced

  • AndyboyH 02/02/2011

    thanks guys, that's great news! :)



    Really looking forward to this release now
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  • AndyboyH 02/02/2011

    X201: Same here. Hadn't played one before but loved it. So glad we got it and they're bringing out the sequel



    though, is anyone able to tell me whether Y4 is as cut as Y3 was?
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  • GAME shuts down 19 stores

  • AndyboyH 28/01/2011

    @midnight_walker



    Can I hate on them because they are a bunch of miserable cunts who sell me games with pubes and ballbag smears?



    Yeah, if they're actually just shitty people, hate away. ;) But just know it's not always like that.

    For example, the guys in our nearest game are actually pretty good. One even remembered me and my wife from pre-ordering a 3DS and asked us (post the nintendo announcement) without any prompting what colours we wanted to reserve. We were pretty impressed by that.

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  • AndyboyH 28/01/2011

    Also, for the guys dancing on graves: remember that the staff getting the cuts are typically young gamers like you or me who work there full/part time.



    It's not someone at the head office, who decides stuff like their prices, or preowned strategy, or the stuff you hate Game (the brand) for, it's just people that like games and got a job in a shop selling games. Don't hate on them just because you don't agree with their boss's boss's boss's decisions.



    [edited cos I didn't know how to write the boss^3 sentence orginally]
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