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  • Yooka-Laylee playable for the first time anywhere at EGX

  • Gigifusc 30/08/2016

    DOP on PS4 for me. Can't wait. God, I hope they include the sandbox level in the console version!! Reply 0
  • "We have to do better when we launch NX"

  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @geox30 Yes. Porting to the PS3 was a total pain in the arse at first. And yet, a lot of publishers and developers did it, stuck with it and made a lot of money from it. And those pubs and devs likely have a relationship with Sony as a result of that meaning they had/have access to the PS4. Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @PlugMonkey LOL. Fair enough. :) Reply +1
  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @geox30 Ok, sorry. Think we're at crossed purposes. I didn't mean 3rd party's avoided Nintendo because their consoles were underpowerd. That's a combination of Nintendo being a horrible platform holder for developers and publishers to deal with (historically at least) AND the fact that they have to spend a considerable amount of money, time and effort to change their games so they work on Nintendo platforms - something they don't need to do when porting between PS4 and BX1. (other than the obvious internal tech differences of course). :) Reply +2
  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @PlugMonkey

    "Cheap, simple, fun"
    and
    "Nintendo NX. At home. On the go. Cheap. Simple. Fun."

    Both of those send chills down my spine and put me off completely. (which is probably why the NX will be the first Nintendo home console that I won't buy for several years).

    Sorry. :)
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  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @PixelJumper Yeh, I think I would too if it had good enough games on it. But I'm not convinced we're a big demographic. :) Reply +1
  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @geox30 No, I don't think they did. The 3rd party AAA's weren't really there on GC. There was one Mario game that is considered as poor mans version of their greatest IP.

    I wouldn't need much more than my two hands to count the number of great games on the GC.

    Metroid Prime
    Paper Mario
    Res Evil 4
    Pikmin
    Windwaker

    I know there were several more but I start to struggle from there tbh.
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  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @PlugMonkey Sorry mate, I'm not 100% sure I follow you.

    I think we're saying similar things - I'm saying that they should forget about this ideal of changing the gaming experience for every console they release. Just make a powerful console with a pad. Put shitloads of great classic and new IP on there.

    If they can get 3rd party AAA games back on their console, the addition of their own IP will make it the #1 console. Well, IMO at least. :)
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  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @7M7 The GC was an odd looking console but again, didn't have the games.

    Other than Nintendo fans, why would anyone want a games console without a wide variety of games on offer?
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  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @mega-gazz yes. Again, a very good point. I'm not sure how they would overcome this problem tbh. They definitely do not want to go the way of Sega (arguably, that destroyed Sega so...).

    I guess one way to do it is simply create a 3rd console that is on a par power wise with the PS4 & XB1 and forget this road they've been on since the Wii to try and reinvent the home console experience. That would place them as an inbetween 2nd console of choice but would still get them a lot of sales - especially off the back of their IP.

    The NX is a mid ground between home and portable gaming device - which is great. But I think most people agree that 3rd parties just won't bother with it. The mobile phones have all but destroyed the portable gaming market at the moment because people don't want to carry two devices with them everywhere.

    So for me, I'd say just be that 2nd console in peoples houses.

    My caveat of course, as stated below, is that if they put bucketloads of their great IP on the NX, then it will sell anyway. So maybe that's another thing to look at - stop drip feeding games out. Push lots of your own games including loads of old, beloved IP as well as loads of new IP. How refreshing would that be?
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  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @PlugMonkey Sorry, I can't agree. Older gamers (myself included) enjoy Nintendo games as much as we enjoy AAA's like AC.

    My own children (13 & 11) enjoy Nintendo games and whilst my daughter isn't into action games etc, my son sees the appeal of the Arkham games, the AC games and even the COD's. (Of course, he doesn't actually play any of them because I won't let him, but he has friends that do).

    The point being that players cannot be put into such small pigeon holes - most gamers enjoy a wide and diverse type of game. Mobile gamers notwithstanding of course - they're a completely different lot. :)
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  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    @lukej Whilst I actually agree with pretty much everything you say there, I can't help but feel that, had Nintendo simply gotten more high profile, great games out on the system, it still would have been successful.

    They never really recovered from lack of 3rd party AAA support and then they never truly recovered from their own release schedule with no mainline Mario game and Zelda coming out towards the end of the console's lifespan.

    People can point to games like Splatoon - and yes, it might have been a really good game for purists and real gamers. But do you think the modern day gamer looks at Splatoon and thinks 'I have GOT to play that'? Personally, I don't think they do.

    But when they see Assassins Creed London, or COD or Halo or Uncharted or even FIFA 20xx - they do.

    Just my opinions anyway...
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  • Face-Off: F1 2016

  • Gigifusc 26/08/2016

    What's up with the car's turning circle in the F/R video? The tracks look so thin and the turn circle so small that you can't get around without hitting the sides? Reply 0
  • Surprise Fez update adds speedrun mode

  • Gigifusc 19/08/2016

    To people saying the world map was shit - I feel your pain and I understand why you're saying that 100%.

    I felt the same when I first played the game. But then, then, honestly, from the bottom of my jaded heart, something just... Clicked. I got it. I got exactly what he was trying to do with that shitty world map. I got how to read it and it was just fucking beautiful.

    I don't know if he intended it or it was by accident but I started to think of it as just another element that I had decipher. Fish didn't just hand us a normal world map that we could read with no effort - like 99% of games. He wanted us to work for it.

    Honestly, I shit you not. Once you figure it out, you learn to love that bastard map as a piece of art.
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  • Watch: Johnny is really terrible at the Sega Aladdin game

  • Gigifusc 12/08/2016

    I know i'm going to get my arse handed to me for saying this but... The Snes version of Aladdin was a sublime platform game. Nigh on perfect controls. The Sega version was more of an action combat patformer and wasn't as refined. Just my opinion. Sorry. The neg button is just there -> Reply +4
  • The making of Head Over Heels

  • Gigifusc 08/08/2016

    Head Over Heels remains one of my all time favourite games across every gaming machine ever made.

    It really is sublime. I can't express how much joy it gave me back then and continues to give me today (I still play it often) and I can't thank Ritman, Drummond and Stevens enough for creating this bit of gaming heaven. I'll be honest, I rate it higher than any of the Ultimate games.

    If you haven't played it, I recommend giving the Amiga version a go on emulator. The crisp higher res doesn't jar as much as maybe the Speccy or C64 versions might. The save slots will also help because, yes, it's flipping HUGE!
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  • Telltale's Batman has a bit of an identity crisis

  • Gigifusc 02/08/2016

    "Alfred in particular suffers from this, with everything he says to Bruce coming across as both a reprimand and a slightly creepy and unnecessary variation of "Hey, remember how your parents are dead?"

    Three examples are given. The one about myths is incorrect. It is not a nod to his parents death.

    It's a tiny thing. I'm just saying. :)
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  • Gigifusc 02/08/2016

    Just wanted to add that the report above takes some of Alfred's words out of context. The 'myth' he's talking about is the myth Bruce is trying to create with Batman and is not a reference to his parents death at all. Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 02/08/2016

    @jacobpreston I think U2 has elevated moments that are up there with the best of them, but as an entire game, I have to disagree. Sorry. Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 02/08/2016

    yeh. Hate to say it, but I thought it didn't look great from the last trailer they released. There's still hope I guess if Ep2 plays better.

    I'll be holding off on this one. Not as a result of this report, but I'd made up my mind after watching that trailer. :(
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  • Ape Escape 2 for PS4 out now in Europe

  • Gigifusc 02/08/2016

    This'll tied me over nicely until YookaLaylee gets released. :)
    5.99? can't scoff at that.
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  • Watch Yooka-Laylee Toybox demo's hidden ending

  • Gigifusc 29/07/2016

    The first minute she's pushing a ball down a hole and I'm thinking 'oh no. They've messed this up'.

    Then she uses the ball to raise a secret wall and i'm like 'Shit I want this now!'

    LOL.
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  • F1 2016 looks to have learnt some lessons from Dirt Rally

  • Gigifusc 29/07/2016

    Didn't watch the whole video.

    Can you do full practice sessions over the entire weekend?
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  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Gigifusc 28/07/2016

    That 32GB of memory will be a major sticking point for the big AAA publishers. Another stickler will be that cartridge. Again, the cost will have to be incurred by someone as that's going to cost more than a BD I assume?

    I'm really not sure about this tbh. I think they might have just pushed themselves further into the corner where 3rd party publishers can't or won't put their games on the console.

    I'm also interested to see how those controllers shape up compared to the other consoles.

    I feel that I got burnt with the WiiU so I certainly won't be buying it early doors but can see myself getting it once the price comes down a few years down the road so I can play some of my beloved Nintendo IP.
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  • What the heck is Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

  • Gigifusc 28/07/2016

    I really liked the first one (didn't get on with the second tbh). At that price, I might give it a go. One thing to remember is that it struggled upon release with a visual bug that caused screen tearing. I think it was really bad on PS3.

    So the opportunity to right a past wrong AND see if there's any life left in the IP (pub intended) was too good to pass up right?

    It's a very playable game so if you didn't catch it first time round, I'd definitely recommend it.
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  • Here's how Sonic's Green Hill Zone looks in Lego Dimensions

  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    @monsieur_Paulo Nah. It's master of all. Pretty much everything it does, it does well. It does basic mechanics better than other games that have that as their main mechanic. Seriously, if you get a chance, try it.

    They've created this central core concept that anything goes. Any character, in any universe, with any other character, in any vehicle. The core story idea is so strong that it just all works and your brain is doing cartwheels as two or more of your favourite IP's are joining together.

    Sonic in BTTF's Delorean in a scene from Ghostbusters. Yes!
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  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    yeh, I really, really want this. Lego Dimensions just gets it SO right. It's ridiculous. Reply +2
  • The classic 8-bit isometric games that tried to break the mould

  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    @jabberwocky ok, I'll give it a shot. :) Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    @jabberwocky Ah. Sorry. Maybe it's because I never played Action Biker. But have you played Crash Course? It's too good to be a sponsored game. :) Reply +1
  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    @jabberwocky LOL. About what?? Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    @iamnormal Nah, sorry. Doritos Crash Course took that title and will likely never be beaten.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKYUILp1n40
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  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    Oh. And he hasn't put Batman in there either. Top 8bit iso game. :) Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 25/07/2016

    These are some great 8bit iso games, but don't forget that it continued into 16bit. Not so much the consoles, but Amiga and ST for sure.

    Cadaver
    The immortal
    Head over heels Amiga is my favourite version I think.
    Heimdall (God you HAVE to play this if you haven't!!)
    Syndicate of course
    Heroquest for you D&D fans
    Murder was an underrated whodunnit
    Shadowlands was a future RPG
    Treasure Trap was almost an updated Sweevo's World/Hydrofool
    Colditz was an iso conversion of the popular board game and was very VERY good.
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  • Telltale's Batman series has a release date and trailer

  • Gigifusc 20/07/2016

    I've been really looking forward to this as a big Batman fan. But that trailer isn't very good IMO. Hate the voice acting. Not really liking the character models either. The story appears to be either an origin or early years (possibly inspired by Millers Year one?).

    Anyway. What was a day one purchase has turned into a 'wait and see'.

    Hope they pull it out the bag as I want a new Batman game now that the Arkham HD's have been delayed to xmas.
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  • Telltale's Batman launches August for download, September on disc

  • Gigifusc 15/07/2016

    Although I'm really looking forward to this I'm also very concerned as the TT adventure games have such an incredibly slow pace. Reply +4
  • Warner Bros. "misled" with paid-for positive Shadow of Mordor videos

  • Gigifusc 12/07/2016

    @TheStoneRoses I've boycotted a few. Nestle for their shameful lobbying trying to change the law on water being a human right so they can take advantage of African countries.

    I also boycott SportsDirect because of the Victorian abuse of workers.

    Both companies I used to spend money with.
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  • Gigifusc 12/07/2016

    It's such a double edged sword for me.

    On the one hand, you have immoral marketing by both the corporate company AND the youtubers themselves.

    On the other hand, you've got people who are sheeplike enough to watch and believe youtubers.

    "let the buyer beware"
    "The customer is always right"

    For me, we need to educate the masses on how to consume media - that includes the news on TV, newspapers, Youtube channels, adverts, politicians and corporate company marketing.
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  • FIFA 17 has a story mode with a Mass Effect-style dialogue wheel

  • Gigifusc 13/06/2016

    Fifa just jumped the shark I think...... Reply 0
  • Fable developer Lionhead Studios to shut down

  • Gigifusc 07/03/2016

    Well done To the Microsoft management team. Congratulations.

    /Slow hand clap
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  • Fallout 4 DLC revealed, season pass price hike announced

  • Gigifusc 23/02/2016

    That's a pretty cynical marketing technique tbh. Very disappointing. The Fallout games are some of the best games ever made IMO and I'm head over heels in love with F4, but this just makes me not want to buy the DLC. I'm going to have to miss out until it's on special offer because I won't encourage this kind of underhanded stuff.

    Very sad that companies feel they need to do this kind of stuff to make money. :(

    Ah well.
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  • "It was tempting to retire…"

  • Gigifusc 05/02/2016

    All this Molyneux hate is weird IMO. He's a designer/coder/Studio head who talks about his upcoming projects revealing features that have on occasion not gone into the final game or he has sold a vision and failed to come through with that vision.

    That describes about 95% of every designer, coder and studio head ever. The number of games I've played that haven't achieved their ambition is almost all of them. Very few games do.

    I think the problem lies in both how the media convey his words and how the consumer receives them. But this goes for everyone. I was sold the new Star Wars film as the best film ever. It wasn't. For me it wasn't as good as any of the original trilogy. Do I hate on Abrams as a result? I don't like/agree with all the spin filled praise he gets but I won't hate on him.

    I was sold Witcher 3 as being the best game of this generation. I don't think it was even the best game of last generation! But I wouldn't hate on the dev's for that.

    I think we're all old enough and ugly enough to know that most things don't achieve our expectations of them. That's a fact of life when it comes to all types of entertainment but even with other things. 'London is the greatest city in the world'. New York is the greatest city in the word'.

    Who do you hate on if those things aren't true when you visit those cities?

    'Restaurant X has the best food you will ever eat.' Should I punch the chef when that turns out not to be true?

    All I'm saying is - we have to learn that what we read and see in our media is at least one step displaced from reality - often more. That's the only truth in this.
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  • We now have a clearer picture of how Xbox One is doing

  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "a select few are good at debating and I enjoy it. You seems to be the opposite.

    Look forward to see you about more though. Welcome."

    I have found there's no point in debating with someone who has such strong opinions one way - so strong that they attack even moderate posts that simply give an opinion. It's easier to just agree with you because no matter what I say, you'll be right.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "It is, if you asked 1000 people, more would favour XB1 I'll put my Sony Bravia TV on it!!!"

    Yep agreed. I've just asked 1000 people and they have all favoured the Xb1 over PS4. It's a fact. You're the greatest. Have I said that already? You really are pretty amazing. I wish I could be more like you.
    Reply +15
  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "come on dude, most users admit the PS4's issues, you're making out it's perfect. You know it's not. The XB1 is not perfect I know. The PS4 is lacking some basic UI and manageable features. I've asked some users a few days back."

    Absolutely - it's a fact. Most users admit PS4's issues. You're right.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "it's a well known fact that the XB1 controller is better than the DS4 to most. Not all, but to most. It's just used more, even on the PC for some games etc.

    I'm sure for any FPS games, the XB1 controller will be used or the elite one. Not a DS4 is my point.

    Of course it's all subjective, so I will state my opinion."

    Yes. And your opinion is definitely, absolutely the right one. It is an absolute definite 'fact' that the XB1 controller is better than the PS4 one. No-one can deny that. It would be ridiculous.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "front end and store is amazing on XB MS, the service is great. So not sure where you've got all that information from."

    Yes, you're right again. Wow. You're really good at this stuff. Wish i was more like you.
    Reply +20
  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog God how stupid of me. I'm so sorry. You and your friends opinions are right, mine was wrong. I now find the XB1 controller is much better than the PS4 one. What was I thinking? Thanks for making me see sense. Reply +25
  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    I own both as of Xmas just gone. Have to say I have been surprised by how much better the overall experience is on PS4. Everything from the store, the front end and surprisingly, even the gamepad - I'm shocked at how plasticy the XB1 pad is. How did they get from the best pad ever on 360 to this one??

    I have to be honest and the only reasons I would buy a game on XB1 over it's PS4 counterpart is either because it's exclusive or its cheaper. Else I'd go PS4 every time.

    All very strange tbh.
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  • Finally, tide turns in war with PC game crackers

  • Gigifusc 09/01/2016

    Breaking news: video game piracy eradicated. Makes almost no difference to game sales. Reply +1
  • Microsoft, Square Enix "very happy" with Rise of the Tomb Raider, despite reported sales

  • Gigifusc 01/12/2015

    I know people are still upset about this exclusivity deal (I was gutted) but in the real word of game dev, Microsofts money likely ensured the game got made. Square aren't exactly skint but the cost of making Rise was a big dent for them. Just one of those things i think....

    (I'm ok with it now cos i bought an XB1 inc Rise during Black Friday). :)
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