Gigifusc Comments

  • Preserving the past: why emulation matters

  • Gigifusc 26/11/2015

    Not sure if anyone's mentioned it but, if anyone does want to play the entire original Tomb Raider PS1 series, their available on the Vita at a few quid each.

    Oh. And they still play brilliantly. :)
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  • Fallout 4 review

  • Gigifusc 09/11/2015

    Hoping this will be delivered tomorrow or Wednesday. I'm interested to see if the issues raised spoil the game play. For me - game play is king. I really don't get my knickers in a twist with graphical bugs and such like as long as they don't harm game play. F3 never suffered as a result (other than the odd script crashing which was annoying but again - a lot of OW games can suffer from that).

    I'm just going to pack my family off to bed, turn the lights way down. And have the time of my life for the first time on this generation.
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  • Lego Dimensions review

  • Gigifusc 05/10/2015

    @BOFH_UK That would kind of be acceptable in a DLC way. But from what I understand the content given with the physical toys is actually quite small. (Someone can correct me if that's wrong - I've read it in reviews etc). Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 05/10/2015

    A good example of how business models are now effecting game design. A game series that previously you paid for once and unlocked literally bucketloads of characters and locations as you played has been re-designed to take advantage of the biz model of selling physical toys to unlock that same content you'd previously get as part of the paid package.

    As much as I want to play those Dr Who levels and characters, I'll leave it until I can get a second hand copy for cheap in a couple of years time.
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  • Face-Off: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS4

  • Gigifusc 03/10/2015

    Just played the demo today. Seriously underwhelming. Sorry. Maybe the full release works better but the demo is poor IMO and I'm thinking I can happily give this a miss.

    I think this trilogy has not aged well in its entirety. Maybe certain sections still are? The ship level in #3 is a particular highlight thanks to the sea simulator. But that was a couple of years ago now so....
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  • Super Mario Galaxy 3 possible, but not before Nintendo's next console

  • Gigifusc 07/09/2015

    @scuffpuppies You'd be surprised at the chasm in synergy between gamers and board room S&M people. This isn't exclusive to gaming - happens in all entertainment industries: books, TV, movies etc.

    My post wasn't a dig at Nintendo not knowing that BTW - it was more an explanation as to the reason why a new 3D Mario wasn't going to happen on WiiU as opposed to what we're being told which is 'it made some people sick'. Which, I don't believe.

    It is a dig at what they allowed to happen to the WiiU BTW - a fantastic console that I believe could have given us much much more than it has and will by the time it is put out to pasture. :)
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  • Gigifusc 07/09/2015

    As much as I love Miyamato-san I'm going to call BS on this one.

    Here are the numbers quoted:
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 29.3m
    Super Mario Galaxy - 12.5m
    Galaxy 2 - 7.4m

    The conversation would pretty much be:
    "We make more money making the 2D Mario games than we do making the full on 3D ones. Why would we make another 3D one?"

    The argument might be:
    "Because we lost a lot of core gamers on the Wii that likely no longer had the console by the time galaxy 2 was released. Galaxy 3 would help to bring those core gamers back."

    "Ok. So you want to make another full on 3D Mario game. Fine. But should we make it for the WiiU which is already dead in the water, or do we hold on and make it for the NX?"

    And then:
    "Oh. yes. Good point. I think we'll have to NX it."

    Meeting ends with:
    "Thank you gentlemen, thank you. See you at next months board meeting."
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  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • Gigifusc 17/07/2015

    The irony here of course, is that Bryan more than likely would be happy with a £50K* pay off and forget all about 22 cans.

    *£50K being a number off the top of my head.
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  • The BBC is giving a tiny computer to every year 7 child in the UK - for free

  • Gigifusc 07/07/2015

    @ill00m Exile. The Amiga version was the best one. :D Reply 0
  • Microsoft pledges to support Rare

  • Gigifusc 19/06/2014

    Really don't like it when people discard Rare's back catalogue of XB360 games. They were still putting out some good stuff right up until they were told to make Kinect games.

    Grabbed by the ghoulies
    Viva piñata 1 & 2
    BK nuts & bolts

    Ok they made a hash of Perfect Dark but the rest of those games ranged from good to very good. They certainly weren't shite.
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  • How to Play Video Games: A Women's Guide

  • Gigifusc 11/10/2013

    I'm torn on this. On the one hand I'm 100% behind Ellie and what she's trying to so. The VG industry is full of idiot men who have been given positions of power thanks to their Uni or Rugger mates...

    On the other hand. God Ellie you suck at Rainbow Islands!! 8O

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  • This is how Xbox One game trade-ins will work, apparently

  • Gigifusc 29/05/2013

    So how about this scenario then?

    I buy a game from the shop. Take it home and play it. I stop playing after a few weeks and move on to the next game.

    A few months later I think 'Hey, I fancy playing that game I bought a few months ago'. I go to play that game and get a message saying 'This game is not registered to you'.

    I promise you - that WILL happen.
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