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  • There's a playable game of Tetris hidden on the dashboard display of some Russian trucks

  • BonzoBanana 17/10/2017

    I suppose if your in a head on collison with the metal crushed against you all around it gives you something to play until they cut you out. Reply +7
  • DF Retro: we play every single Doom console conversion

  • BonzoBanana 17/09/2017

    I remember playing Doom on a DX2-66mhz PC and it was truly amazing at the time. So addictive and felt like an immersive virtual world. The game is still fantastic fun today. I even have the terrible 3DO version and Saturn versions too. A truly brilliant game and one of the few shareware games I paid the money for the full experience.

    Playing it on the original xbox feels best to me with a duke controller.
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  • Switch's Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is far from definitive

  • BonzoBanana 13/09/2017

    For me the PC version is king. I played it with a 3D driver and the 3D graphics look amazing for the parallex scrolling of this game. I've also received the game free I think on xbox live gold but originally bought it on wii u. The game is so unbelievably cheap now the Switch version is a hard sell. It works fine on a windows tablet too if you want portability of the PC version. If the file size is 2.9GB and the cartridge is 4GB where has the extra space gone, heavy encryption or maybe lighter compression? Reply +1
  • Apple reveals iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

  • BonzoBanana 13/09/2017

    I'd feel like a real idiot if I spent 1000 on a phone. Entry level phones start at about 30 for a quad core 5" android phone direct from China but at around 100-200 you can get some pretty fantastic models. It just feels like diminshing returns to go beyond this. Apple price at what the market will bear and it amazes me what some people are prepared to pay often with not particularly high wages. Many of which will pay with credit cards and add to their long term debt. Reply +1
  • You can now play Super Mario 64 online with others

  • BonzoBanana 11/09/2017

    Love Mario 64 but this looks unpolished to say the least and it will be long gone before they get to polish it. Maybe it will inspire Nintendo to do something similar. Reply 0
  • Lifeless Moon, the follow-up to Lifeless Planet, looks like a classic sci-fi dream

  • BonzoBanana 06/09/2017

    Played some of the first one and seemed like a pretty limited indie game. Surprised the price has kept so high. You'd think it would be a few pence by now. For me it has good atmosphere but the game engine is very basic and archaic. I will buy the sequel when its a 1 or less. Reply 0
  • Tempest 4000 is real, Jeff Minter is developing it and Atari is publishing it

  • BonzoBanana 09/08/2017

    Tempest and Doom were about the only 2 games I had on the Jaguar that I loved playing. Hated the game it was bundled with and a terrible beat em up I bought for peanuts. Also didn't like that Alien game either. Will definitely consider buying Minter's latest version. Reply +1
  • Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 confirmed for Nintendo Switch

  • BonzoBanana 01/08/2017

    I'd love to get a Nintendo Switch but still Mario Odyssey is the only game I'm looking forward to on the format that would make me want the console. I need 5 or 6 games to really justify the purchase. As an owner of other consoles including wii u I'm just not interested in ports or indie titles I've seen before especially as the prices are high. They could at least remix these games, add some new content and variations in how the game is played something to make it fresh. Reply 0
  • Why Wii U ports on Switch are good for Nintendo - and for us

  • BonzoBanana 16/07/2017

    I need a good library of exclusive desirable games before purchasing a Switch and at the moment only Mario Odyssey fits that definition for me personally. As a wii u owner I'm not interested in playing the same games again. I feel like it will be well into 2018 before its worth me considering getting a Switch or even 2019. It's good to see the Switch getting a good footing in the marketplace though. Reply +2
  • Sports Direct buys chunk of GAME

  • BonzoBanana 13/07/2017

    Maybe Game will have the same postage policy as Sports Direct where ever order has 5 postage whatever the value but if you collect at your local store you get a 5 voucher to use instore. One thing Game and Sports Direct share is terrible websites. I suppose its good to see Game back under part British ownership thats about the only positive I can think of. I do like to browse in Game I must admit and would not want to see them go or the jobs lost. Reply -1
  • One of the ugliest controllers ever is about to make a comeback

  • BonzoBanana 13/06/2017

    Got a original xbox setup with a 2tb drive with my favourite games and loads of emulators. I use a duke with it and it's fantastic but like others have said I do have big hands too so it's ideal. Always preferred xbox controllers over the competition but the duke was the best one for me. Reply 0
  • Arms review

  • BonzoBanana 07/06/2017

    Looking on metacritic the reviews are averaging about 78%. However I think if you are looking for a single player experience it is recommended to view the score as lower. How much lower I don't know. Absolutely great to see an exclusive and original first party game at last even if not in the same league as Zelda or mario kart. Reply +1
  • Watch: The Star Fox games you never knew existed

  • BonzoBanana 06/06/2017

    I had both the spectrum and amstrad cpc version, one I bought when it came out at full whack and the other I think 50p or something like that. Can't remember which I had first. What I didn't know was the C64 version was sprite based rather than 3D until I saw the video here. Wasn't it done by the same people as starstrike and starstrike II (realtime graphics). It looked like the same 3D game engine. They just pushed it too far with Starfox and the frame rate was just too slow. Starfox would have been much better as a pure vector game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebuADX_cZXk
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

  • BonzoBanana 24/05/2017

    Switch continues its strong tradition of being very poor value, the console, the accessories and the games with the rip off online charge to hit in September. The Switch seems more about being a trendy/fashionable product than a decent console for gaming. Still love Nintendo games though and suspect I'll have to buy one at some point but certainly no reason to yet as a wii u owner. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Minecraft on Switch takes on PlayStation 4

  • BonzoBanana 21/05/2017

    Such a difficult game to compare when there are so many variables and it runs on very low end hardware like Raspberry pi and Vita. It seems often the developers simply adjust a set of sliders to get a good fit for the hardware and if they over do it even powerful hardware has frame rate issues. I don't think you can learn anything much here about the Switch performance level. You could probably dial back the settings and get the ps4 playing at 4k with 120fps but whether you'd want to play such a small map with a tiny draw distance is another matter. Reply -1
  • GAME launches unattractive new 36 loyalty card scheme

  • BonzoBanana 19/05/2017

    Don't get the hate. I quite like looking around Game on the high street and often prefer them to the independent games stores for price and range of software. It may come as a surprise to many here but almost all the shops on the high street are more expensive than online, where's the hate for all those stores? It's expensive to run a bricks and mortar store. They employ a lot of people, pay their taxes and are generally making a positive contribution to the uk. I understand we want to pay less money for stuff but don't get the hate for a company that isn't as cheap as elsewhere. Admittedly this scheme seems a bit crap but it's a common format just like credit cards with yearly fee's that offer cashback. I went in a small auto accessory shop the other day, family run affair with clearly low stock turnover (faded boxes) and sky high prices. Should I have gone back one evening and torched the place because he was 50% dearer than elsewhere? Reply -6
  • Quake 2 on Xbox 360: the first console HD remaster

  • BonzoBanana 15/05/2017

    Would be great if this was a xbox live gold monthly bonus game that both 360 and xbox one owners could enjoy.

    I preferred the original Quake but still loved this. My first experience of the game I think was on an old Compaq prolinea pentium 120 computer with early 3D card, 3DFX I think. I could only run it at a lowish resolution but loved it anyway. I also played it on playstation and N64 and then original xbox homebrew port which also seemed 60fps but I'm not 100% sure of that. Ps1 version it's quite slow and the gameplay is broken up with constant load screens but somehow still has massive charm and feels different to the other versions.

    My ranking:

    1.PC
    2.Original xbox
    3.N64
    4.PSX

    Looks like there is an extra fancy one on PC nowadays.

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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: a great console title is a handheld revelation

  • BonzoBanana 20/04/2017

    @MoGamer2006

    Surely a keyboard warrior like yourself would take that crown. Your type are a dime a dozen. I only say it as it is, still loving Zelda BOTW but as ever Nintendo hardware is very underpowered and that limits possible future games, their scope and ambition. I don't think I'm being unfair criticising Nintendo pricing or their hardware performance level, it doesn't mean I don't enjoy the games just was hoping for better hardware. Bought a wii u at launch but still criticised the console, I don't do that fanboy bullshit.
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  • BonzoBanana 20/04/2017

    @Darren

    The Switch isn't a huge amount more powerful, wii u about 9,000 mips, Switch 12,000 mips (1 core taken by operating system which was run by an arm chip on wii u). Portable gpu power 150-200 gflops compared to 176 gflops for wii u. Memory bandwidth 12.8GB/s +60GB/s (32MB memory pool) for wii u and 25.6GB/s for Switch. Docked gpu of Switch is about 400 gflops but still has same memory bandwidth of 25.6GB/s and has to run the same code as portable so really just boosts resolution and adds anti-aliasing if possible. Doesn't have different graphic assets between portable and docked because it has to switch on the fly back and forth. You can play wii u games like Mario kart at 4k 60fps on PC emulated.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV0tsS3ymko

    Which is far beyond the technical performance of both wii u and Switch. Still a very nice powerful portable but an incredibly weak home console. There is no basis for believing the Switch is a powerful console that is currently being under utilised. In fact from all accounts its development software is incredibly good and the hardware is very easy to develop for.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch costs 35

  • BonzoBanana 20/04/2017

    I must admit I thought the Switch pricing for console, hardware, games and online would have been hugely negative and damaging especially as there are so few exclusive games and the performance level is so low. It amazes me it has sold as well as it has. At least with the original wii game pricing seemed more reasonable and there was a wider range of exclusive games. It will be see if the Switch can maintain momentum at retail with these prices. For a portable gaming system I'd rather have Vita, 3DS, windows, ios or android devices. Reply 0
  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in the US

  • BonzoBanana 15/04/2017

    @Les Don't get me wrong I love cartoon graphics and games like Zelda windwaker which you could emulate on the Linx tablet such is the low performance requirements. The Linx is actually quite successful at running such pc games because the graphics hardware requirements are less. Reply 0
  • BonzoBanana 15/04/2017

    @Ajent

    I can't really argue with that. You'd have to be selective with games. I think Fallout 3 for example works really well on it but you have to install an old app to give windows 10 compatibility I think. Once setup its fine but it definitely doesn't have the straight out of the box functionality of the Switch but then the value level of the Linx tablet is huge in comparison and personally I'd rather have the range of games and apps of Windows. The thing most of all that makes the Linx better for me is battery life. I could be playing skyrim or something else probably twice as long as the Switch with a bigger screen and better controls even if I did have to fart about to get it to work well. Not forgetting I can use my existing steam library I just have to be selective on the games I install.
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  • BonzoBanana 14/04/2017

    @Ajent

    But what have you got for Switch that pushes performance. A game that marginally works better than wii u or maybe a basic futuristic racer. I haven't actually seen anything on Switch that pushes both the cpu and gpu. Skyrim will be a good test I'm sure. Most of the Switch games have very low performance requirements and could be easily achieved on the Linx tablet and probably less powerful tablets too. I honestly think people are in for a shock when they see how Skyrim performs on Switch especially if it uses the 150 gflops standard portable mode and not the 200 gflops boost mode.

    Zelda is a good game but its not a good indicator for realistic graphics or a cpu intensive game.

    Clearly with the Linx Vision you can try thousands of games. I think Skyrim requires all low settings and a sub native resolution to work at a 30fps on the chipset but does run and there are further patches to increase speed. I would say Skyrim is at the maximum possible level for the Linx tablet but the same could be true of the Switch version when you see it. Earlier games run much better and still look miles better than most Switch titles.

    At the moment we are still in the hype period where people's expectations are high for the Switch despite the reality of the Switch performance level we have seen.
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  • BonzoBanana 14/04/2017

    @jimlufc

    Not sure what you mean, comparable doesn't mean it has to be superior in all areas just in the same ballpark area. It's has more power cpu performance, a improved more advanced fabrication process (14nm vs 20nm). Runs for 5 hours easily up to 7hrs. GPU performance is just under 100 gflops, compared to 150 gflops for Switch in portable mode. Larger sceen, better controls, better build quality, includes dual cameras, larger battery capacity, hardware level 4k decoding. Only 2GB compared to 4GB of Switch. Many games easily outperform the current crop of Switch games. Yes the Switch has more gflops for docked mode but it's only used for upscaling and anti-aliasing as it doesn't reload different assets and there is a memory bandwidth limitation in Switch. Games that are cpu bottlenecked on Switch could perform better on Linx Vision.

    Not forgetting the ability to remote play ps4, xbox one and pc so you can run many great quality games in your home as well as running slightly older pc games when away from home using the xbox controller setup or use it easily as just a tablet with a huge range of apps. Does a huge amount more than Switch and can even emulate Nintendo systems up to Gamecube.

    Why wouldn't that be comparable? Sits between Vita and Switch in performance terms although exceeds both in many areas. Not pocket friendly but neither is Switch although Vita is. More bag size. Use a standard tablet dock and hdmi cable with a wireless keyboard and its a full functioning pc for web browsing, office etc of reasonable performance. Just like an entry level desktop computer of 2013.

    Switch offers about 360/ps3 performance on the go as does Linx vision with the ability to run comparable games.

    Maybe the Switch level of performance will be more clear to all when we see how Skyrim runs with 150 or 200 gflops and quad core arm processors at 1ghz.
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  • BonzoBanana 14/04/2017

    I'm glad Nintendo have done well on this as love Nintendo games but the Switch looks fairly poorly constructed, underpowered and overpriced and its games look like mainly minor indie titles with extortionate prices and it will be the first portable with paid online. The value level of the product looks absolutely abysmal. I wanted and bought a wii u at launch and don't have any desire for the Switch currently. Like the wii I'm a bit amazed by its sales but still unsure if the Switch will have sales momentum. I've seen quite a few in CEX. There is nothing on the system I will be interested in until Mario Odyssey and by that time the system may be emulated anyway such is the low performance level and standard technology of the Switch. Frankly I may never need a Switch. Surely people will come to realise the system has both limited games and performance level and their money would be better spent elsewhere.

    I mean you can get something like the Linx Vision for 64.99 which offers comparable performance overall, a huge number of games and can probably emulate up to gamecube level. You can remote play xbox one, ps4 and pc games on it plus run a lot of stuff natively.

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  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Switch retail release confirmed for Europe

  • BonzoBanana 11/04/2017

    I understand people are doing a fair comparison with the price elsewhere but for me this game is nowhere near worth that asking price. That to me is a big AAA title with great reviews not a game genre which has more enjoyable variants on android for free which are also on a similar technical performance level.

    I'm amazed at just how much people are willing to pay on Switch and its games. I love Nintendo games and bought Zelda for my wii u and it's easily worth its cost but I just can't see the point of Switch currently and games like this really put me off it. The fact is the vast majority of Switch games are poor games with weak technical performance and high prices. If I had a Switch unless I double dip with Zelda I wouldn't know of any other games to buy. Fast RMX would be the only other game worth buying except its not really my type of game. On android, ios, windows and even vita 40 will buy you practically a software collection with a mixture of low prices and free games plus with the exception of vita that software will work on your future hardware increasing their value even more. Your steam games of today's PC can be your Windows tablet games of tomorrow. I read a developer comment that with android he makes a small amount of money from advertising and a small number of users pay for the full version but hopes the Switch can massively increase his income if it takes off but the Switch version offers no benefits over the much cheaper android version. As a end user what is my motivation to buy the Switch version?
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  • Nintendo: Super Mario Run sales "did not meet our expectations"

  • BonzoBanana 24/03/2017

    Tried it on outside wifi away from home which worked good enough for everything else but couldn't have been enough bandwidth for this game as it wouldn't work. Wasn't a great first impression of the game to say the least. Reply 0
  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • BonzoBanana 24/03/2017

    Love Nintendo games and enjoying Zelda at the moment on wii u but I just can't seem to want the Switch, it's such a small increase in performance over wii u as a home console and its not a size I'd want as a portable. The games mostly look terrible and the prices are sky high for everything with even chargeable online to come. I can't help thinking a windows tablet, android tablet, 3DS or Vita are far better options as portable gaming systems and as a home console even old ps3's and 360's are far better. In fact with so many Switch games being tiny retro games I think even the generation before those is still better. I don't get the it's new and therefore good mentality. If I'm paying out 280 for a console and around 50 a game I expect something amazing. The performance level of Switch is a high level android tablet and that will keep dropping as the month's pass but already many tablets have far better screens than Switch. Android offers 1000s of games many of which easily beat the non-Zelda Switch titles. Reply +4
  • Left Joy-Con issues resolved for future units, Nintendo claims

  • BonzoBanana 23/03/2017

    I hope the revised model with improvements has some sort of box number that identifies it from the inferior first production run. I doubt the second batch has the improvement but I guess its possible any batches received May or later should be ok. Second-hand purchasers later in the year will have to be careful too. Reply 0
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • BonzoBanana 20/03/2017

    I just can't seem to get into the Mass Effect games and this seems even less worth bothering with going by the review. Reply +2
  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • BonzoBanana 20/03/2017

    @Doctor_MG 1280x720 by 32bit colour (4 bytes)) is about 4MB I think. So plenty of space in 10MB for double buffering a 720p image and a little extra workspace. Not ideal of course but certainly a huge boost for 360 and why it punched above its weight. I understand about how moving data between different memory would be slow but I'm sure its designed so that is minimal. Generally the gpu will be processing data from video memory and the cpu's from main memory but I think the cell processor's have clever access to both anyway. It's how dedicated gaming pc's work ensuring optimum use of memory bandwidth. Honestly the Switch memory bandwidth is very low but accept its later architecture, greater texture compression and tile based rendering will make good use of the limited bandwidth but even humble games like Zelda are struggling with frame rates and this surely has to be down to memory bandwidth. It's the one area where the wii u is competitive with Switch.

    We shall see how this all shapes though. The Switch is super easy to develop for yet is performing to a very low level. I don't see how this can dramatically improve. It's a familar Nintendo story that we have seen with wii and wii u before. Memory bandwidth utimately sets how much data can be moved and the maximum performance level. Personally I think the Switch would have been much stronger a design with only 2GB memory but 51.2GB/s double memory bandwidth that would work much better with its performance level and give much improved performance when docked.
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  • BonzoBanana 20/03/2017

    @Doctor_MG

    The Switch is still much slower than 360 and ps3 for memory bandwidth so not sure what you mean. PS3 memory will be operating concurrently with all memory bandwidth utilised I'm sure especially with all those cell processors. 360 will be making heavy use of the 10MB in fact where the 360 goes beyond 720p resolution the system performance can drop significantly due to the frame buffer not fitting in the 10MB. The ps3 for example has a lot more 1080p and 3D games than 360. So like the xbox one and wii u this small pool of ultra fast memory can make a real difference its just a smaller pool of memory on 360.
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  • BonzoBanana 19/03/2017

    @Doctor_MG

    Your completely wrong about memory bandwidth. PS3 had its memory split into 2 banks, video at 25.6GB/s and main memory at 19.2GB/s so it is roughly double. 360 had 22.6GB/s but also had a 10MB ultra fast 256GB/s memory for its frame buffer etc. Tegra doesn't have that.

    Lets also not forget that if you have 4GB at 25.6GB/s and you have 512MB at 25.6GB/s the first will take 8 times as long to fully write or read memory. Normally you expect memory bandwidth to go up as memory capacity increases.
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  • BonzoBanana 19/03/2017

    With the information that developers have access to 3GB and 3 cores of the cpu that puts the Switch at about 14,000 mips I think for games and both the background operating system and game must share the 25.6GB/s memory bandwidth.

    So even at best you are looking at 360/ps3 performance but more memory but both 360 and ps3 had a lot more memory bandwidth.

    As beautiful as Zelda is I don't think technically its that impressive. Much of the graphics have no or simplistic textures and it looks like an update on Zelda windwaker which was on a console with 8 gflops gpu. Don't get me wrong I'm loving it on wii u but when I look at the graphics especially if you use the zoom feature they are super simplistic.

    Also Fast RMX drops to 900p and even 720p under load in docked mode and may drop resolution in portable mode too. Pretty much the same scenerio as Wipeout on ps3 which was 1080p at 60fps most of the time but had a dynamic resolution under load.

    Skyrim will be a good test as its much more cpu intensive and goes for more realistic graphics and textures. Assuming well programmed this will be a good comparison game because its widely available on other platforms.
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  • Switch loading times tested: MicroSD vs carts and internal storage

  • BonzoBanana 16/03/2017

    Compression may also be a factor on cartridges, If the sizes range from 1 to 32GB with a doubling of size in between 2,4,8,16GB then maybe extra compression is used to reduce the size. Many parts of games compress quite well. Maybe we are thinking Zelda is a 16GB cart because of its 14GB file size but maybe its actually a 8GB cartridge using heavy compression. I mean puyo puyo tetris is a 1.09GB file size and you just know that will be a 1GB cartridge not 2GB but how far can you stretch this and how much compression could you expect to achieve on a modern game. I tried compressing a game in my steam folder and it became 66% of it's original size so a 14GB game could be reduced to about 9GB but what if certain files related to online functionality was actually downloaded. Maybe even so called patches are actually missing parts of the game. Could Zelda be a 8GB cartridge. Cartridge costs are expensive so I feel its more likely games will be shrunk to fit a cartridge size below rather than having wasted space on a larger capacity cartridge. Reply +1
  • The original Xbox turns 15 in Europe

  • BonzoBanana 15/03/2017

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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild uses dynamic resolution scaling

  • BonzoBanana 14/03/2017

    Wonder if Skyrim will be 540p portable with simple pixel doubling for 1080p in docked mode so it can run with good detail levels? Reply +2
  • Fast RMX showcases Switch's technological leap over Wii U

  • BonzoBanana 13/03/2017

    @Diji1

    Well there are a lot more than those you have listed and the performance level is improving all the time. Fast RMX doesn't seem particularly good in playability looking at the reviews. I have to say I don't find Fast RMX particularly impressive visually but can see its just about the 2nd best launch game after Zelda. I can see my comments aren't popular though. It just feels like there are a lot more playable racing games on Android for a fraction of the money that actually perform to similar technical level.
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  • BonzoBanana 11/03/2017

    Still looks a little un-refined with a lack of anti-aliasing and don't think it should be compared to Zelda which is a complex open world game and not a simple left/right on rails racing game. I personally don't think the graphics look that good they are mainly simplistic with often repeated textures and lack of textures in many areas. 1080p dropping to 900p or 720p under load isn't particularly impressive, 720p is a big drop from 1080p. Still looks like the best 2nd choice game after Zelda for new Switch owners though especially at the competitive 20 price. I can't help thinking this should be locked at 1080p with AA. Even in the tiny youtube window aliasing looked pretty obvious.

    There are so many decent android racing games now both free or cost just a tiny fraction of this that are close to or beyond this performance level and every 6 months the graphics are improved it seems.

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  • I am Setsuna on Switch is a visual match for PS4

  • BonzoBanana 13/03/2017

    Don't understand why this isn't 60fps on Switch as well. Looks easily achievable on more humble hardware than Switch. Looks to be poorly optimised to say the least. Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky on PS4 Pro delivers the 1080p60 dream

  • BonzoBanana 12/03/2017

    Another reason to get the pro upgrade for me. I have a 4k tv but no HDR although has a brighter panel than many so called HDR sets. It's great to see the work they are putting in after release. I guess they are keen to make it the game they promised before release. Reply 0
  • I played five indie games on Switch and they were all good

  • BonzoBanana 10/03/2017

    Vita has loads of great indie games and if you've got an early Vita they are displayed on a glorious OLED screen but I got most of my games from psn plus plus a few offers. I don't really play them and when I do I don't play them for long. I don't want a Switch for that sort of experience, nor do I want it for wii u ports as already have a wii u. I don't want rubbish versions of multi-format games either. I just want a Switch for its exclusive content that makes decent use of the hardware so for me its Mario Odyssey with perhaps additional purchases of ARMs and Xenoblade 2. These indie games will create a large catalogue of games for Switch but I question how well many of these games will sell on Switch especially if there are better versions on other formats at lower prices. Reply -2
  • Rime comes out in May, costs 10 more on Nintendo Switch.

  • BonzoBanana 08/03/2017

    Cost of cartridge and then the fact the digital version has to be the same price. Makes commercial sense but poor value for the end consumer. Looks like a game that will be on psn plus or xbox games for gold in a year give or take anyway. Reply 0
  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • BonzoBanana 08/03/2017

    We don't yet know the long term prospects of the Switch it could find a huge audience or the sales could drop off quite strongly as per the wii u which also had a successful launch. Marketing has been much better than wii u and Zelda is the strongest launch game for any console for a long time. However saying that its brilliant to see the Switch get a firm footing as it launches I'm just not convinced we have the full story yet on the long term success of Switch. Reply 0
  • Super Bomberman R shows a side of the Switch that's a little unloved at launch

  • BonzoBanana 02/03/2017

    As a 10 download only game great but as a dedicated premium price cartridge it seems unlikely to sell to say the least but with the weak launch line up its possible it could do well. A huge number of android bomberman clones and all the greats can be easily emulated. I dread to think how many PC versions there are. When I get a Switch I can't imagine buying this at any more than about 5. There are so many amazing games you can get for so little money nowadays. I've spent 20 hours plus on some android games that cost nothing. To say games are competitively priced nowadays would be a huge understatement. This just doesn't look like a game most people will put a wad of cash down for. Reply +2
  • The Nintendo 64 turns 20 in Europe

  • BonzoBanana 01/03/2017

    I cannot accept criticism of the N64. Mario 64 was utterly incredible as was Pilotwings 64 and there were so many other amazing games that loaded instantly and pushed the hardware. Pricing was bad but gameplay was amazing. Such fond memories of an amazing system. The controller was a little awkward but brilliant when you got used to it. For me Nintendo's best ever console. Reply +2
  • New performance mode boosts Switch mobile clocks by 25 per cent

  • BonzoBanana 26/02/2017

    I think that chinese teardown is actually a development Switch. It doesn't have the normal Nintendo branding on the chipset or pcb and clearly is a early version.

    I guess we will have to wait until launch before someone tears down a retail Switch.
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  • Watch: Breath of the Wild is the bravest Zelda ever

  • BonzoBanana 24/02/2017

    Hope the wii u version isn't forgotten with all this Switch launch nonsense. Reply +4
  • Nintendo sues company that let you race Mario Karts in real life

  • BonzoBanana 24/02/2017

    As legal matters go this looks like an easy win. Right under their noses on their home turf as well. Reply +2
  • Meet the man camping for a month to get the Nintendo Switch

  • BonzoBanana 24/02/2017

    Only thing I ever remembering queuing a long time for was the original Star Wars movie. I think I was in the queue longer than the duration of the film. Didn't even like the film that much or perhaps that was just annoyance about the queue. The only entertainment in the queue was a lad happy to tell and show us how all his teeth had been knocked out. Then we did a fake fight where I pretended to hit him and he would pretend that I'd knocked his teeth out there and then just to get the attention of other people in the queue. His swallowed his teeth routine soon lost its magic though and only dented the waiting time by about 5 minutes at best. Reply +2