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  • Watch: Ian plays old favourites on the Nintendo Classic Mini

  • Nikanoru 08/11/2016

    @Dan234 You're supposed to have the console itself within reach, on account of the "home" button being on the console itself. Why would I want a long cable if it means I'm gonna have to walk across the room each time I want to save? Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 07/11/2016

    Not a complaint or anything, but I always find it amusing when people play an emulated port of an old game like this, and comment on how the devs "put the flicker in", or the slowdown, while those things are actually how the emulation inherently works and it's more difficult to take them out. :p

    Great to see you use the CRT mode! The "block pixels" mode looks so bad, it ruins a lot of the shading in the background graphics especially.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda ditches character classes, but lets you respec

  • Nikanoru 08/11/2016

    I don't care much about what they do with the character stats and such, I'm just glad planet exploration is back.

    Now if they bring back the multiple explorable NPC town hubs from ME1 and 2 (as opposed to confining us to just one, like ME3 and some other games do), I'll be quite happy.
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  • Doritos VR Battle is nacho usual arcade shooter

  • Nikanoru 04/11/2016

    Final boss better be dorito pope. Reply +6
  • Peter Molyneux released a new game today

  • Nikanoru 04/11/2016

    @Atoqir That's one of the most impressive NMS burns I've heard in a while. Reply 0
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer won't work between Windows Store copies and Steam

  • Nikanoru 04/11/2016

    Oh wow that's hilarious.

    Surely they're gonna patch out this silly segregation, after they notice the windows store version sitting at a nice big 3 copies sold?
    Reply +1
  • The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo's production line this week

  • Nikanoru 02/11/2016

    @Robozot
    Loved it for Bayonetta 2, Super Mario World 3D and Pikmin 3.
    But Nintendo never convinced me a game was better if it was split across two screens.
    I can understand that. Nintendo basically wrote a handbook on dual screen usage with Nintendoland, but then for some reason never made anything better themselves (let alone third parties).
    Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 02/11/2016

    @Ondulan
    The only reason I can come up why people still play games on consoles is that they haven't seen a modern PC with Steam, big picture mode, controllers plugged in, GOG, thousands and thousands of games from previous generations that are really really cheap, emulation etc.
    Oh god and now there's one of THESE delusional fucks. Get your religious zealotry out of here. People have perfectly valid, real reasons to prefer consoles. I know it's difficult to wrap your tiny mind around this idea, but please try.
    Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 01/11/2016

    @vert1go
    @jetsetwillie Ah okay. So changing the way the game plays completely is now a gimmick.
    Got it.
    We're done here.
    Hahaha these fucking clowns will reach to any extent to call something Nintendo does a gimmick. Until Sony copies it, of course. :D
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  • Nikanoru 01/11/2016

    @electrolite
    The business model is nowhere near as easy as 'go third-party, make yens'. I admit we don't know the figures but it's never seemed a convincing proposition to me.
    But see, the cunts who keep crying "nintendo go third party wahhhhh" don't care about what makes sense, they just care about bitching. :)

    I still think most of them are old Sega fans with a very, very long-lasting grudge. It's the only explanation as to why they'd be so persistently pathetic.
    Reply -3
  • Nikanoru 01/11/2016

    @MccyMcFlinn
    (still can't understand why so many people wanted it to die, though)
    I do understand. These little cunts are like vultures. Just circling around, unable to do much, until they see a sign of weakness and then they swoop in. :)


    (edit: looks like the aforementioned little cunts are out in full force!)
    Reply -3
  • Picture of new Overwatch character Sombra found on Blizzard servers

  • Nikanoru 01/11/2016

    I wonder what her abilities could be. If we had to go by the picture, she'd only be useful on volskaya where she'd make all the bigass robots wipe out the enemy team. Reply +1
  • THQ Nordic buys Delta Force, F-22 series and is open to revival ideas

  • Nikanoru 31/10/2016

    Revive darksiders please. :( Reply +1
  • Is being bad at games really so terrible?

  • Nikanoru 29/10/2016

    It's absolutely alright to be shit at games... up until the point where you start to blame the game for it.

    Like when you can't progress because you haven't even bothered to try out all the buttons on the controller, and then call it a bug. That sort of thing.

    Unfortunately a lot of people tend to do this. And when it happens in a professional review, it's just unacceptable.
    Reply +5
  • Nikanoru 29/10/2016

    Off-topic:

    That horribly mangled DKC screenshot is living proof of why retro games should be played on a CRT TV or with a filter that simulates it.

    Fucking look at it.
    Reply +3
  • 20 years on, the Tomb Raider story told by the people who were there

  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    @BabyBabyBabyOh No, I never played it. I just know all the magazine reviews at the time mentioned it as a low point. Even today, the GoG and Steam versions don't have in-game music, and require mods to put it back in.

    As MrShoggoth mentions, apparently there were a few tracks in the PC version, but as far as I can gather from a quick google, only in cut-scenes and at the main menu. The PSX original featured beautifully orchestrated tracks during key points in the levels. Perhaps you've been missing out all these years, if you thought that's all there was? :)
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  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    Alright, what's with the random downvoters in this thread? Baffling. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    @MrShoggoth Yet the PC port had no music, which made any graphical enhancements instantly pointless. :p Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    @shehzaanshazabdulla Hear, hear. The climbing mechanics, which almost felt automatic at times, were one of the things I never liked about the newer games. That and I loved that the tank controls, much maligned as they are for some reason, basically allowed you to make a jump with your eyes closed once you'd assessed the situation, even if the camera was pointing the other way. Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    Oh and I would GLADLY offer my firstborn to get my hands on that canceled Anniversary remake.


    I'm serious. Call me.
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  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    Really great article, lots of new insights on one of my favourite series.

    And I don't care what anyone says, I'll forever prefer the stylized, cartoony old Lara over this new generic "realistic" movie woman who currently bears her name. :)

    Gard added Lara's famous handstand move - more of an Easter egg than a useful ability -
    I seem to recall the move allowed you to safely climb onto a platform, if there were spikes on top. But it's been a few years since I last replayed it.
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  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    @Bratterz That's awesome. Sad to think the moment wasn't recorded on video. Was it? :) Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    @Dave_Money
    Just call it PS1 or PSX please - PSone is specifically the slimline model.
    Agreed. It seems to be a thing in some circles to call it the latter, for some strange reason. I once encountered a gentleman who didn't even believe the term PSX ever existed outside of that Sony media player device. It was PSone or nothing. AND he had a bit of a following of like-minded individuals. It was very odd, and I gave up trying to convince them.

    Hell, I think even calling it PS1 is a bit silly. Playstation or PSX seem just fine. The context makes it clear that Playstation in this case refers to the console, not the brand.

    (edited for harshness)


    The block unit based platforming always kinda make me think of it as a 3d evolution of the old Prince of Persia on Amiga, with the "take one step back from edge, run and jump" mechanic.
    I'm really glad to see I'm not the only one who always thought of the first TR as a sort of spiritual successor to PoP (the NES one being my port of choice).
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo Switch has a 6.2" 720p multi-touch screen

  • Nikanoru 27/10/2016

    (Both 3DS and Wii U featured resistive touchscreens, reliant on pressure and less precise. They were also single-touch only.)
    Umm, less precise? Really? I'm sorry but half the games that made the best use of the touchscreen on the DS wouldn't have been possible on fat-finger operated phone touchscreens.
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  • Fan-made Sonic game prototype imagines open-world retro parkour

  • Nikanoru 26/10/2016

    @RSX901 Oh I'm not much of a Sonic fan. I was just reacting to that burn. :p Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    Some of this reminds me of the kind of stuff you can make in the Trackmania editor. I guess in some ways, a better 3D Sonic has been here all along? Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    @RSX901 Ouch. Reply +1
  • Stand by: Titanfall 2 day one patch requires 88... megabytes

  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    @MasterNameless True, and while there were a lot of classics back then, remember those games were made in the pre-crash era. Rampant bugs were caused by cheap publishers crapping out way too many games, kinda like the phone app market right now. That changed around the time Nintendo came along and forced everyone to make games that at least worked on a basic level (that's what the "seal of quality" was).

    (Edit: Just realized Moonstone was definitely after, but then, Amiga doesn't really count as a console right? Hmm... neither do any of the systems Jet Set Willy came out on.)
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  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    @pisky
    I am a game developer and I don't see what the fuss about big day one patch sizes is all about.
    Basically it makes it feel pointless to even buy physical. It's like the disk is an expensive coaster. Also, if you have many games, the patches quickly add up in size. That and the simple fact that it's no fun to buy a game and then have to wait.

    I realize it's not negligence per se, but some devs seem to be able to avoid it...
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  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    @zegerman1942
    Finally a game that seems to ship with content on the disc
    There are some devs who still put out fully complete and working games, and have been since the start... :)

    (Negged for stating a simple fact? The phantom negger strikes again!)
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  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    I remember when I once had to download a whopping 24 MB file... took damn near all day.

    It's kinda sad that one day when the servers go down, all these games are gonna be unplayable unless you have the required patch already saved. I'm sure there'll still be ways to get them to work, but I just miss the times when all games were perfectly functional and complete on their disk/cartridge... (well, on console anyway).
    Reply +6
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti review

  • Nikanoru 25/10/2016

    The form factor makes it look... cute. Never thought I'd say that about a graphics card. Reply -1
  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • Nikanoru 24/10/2016

    @GeminiLXIII That's a pretty nice strawman you've got there. :) Reply -8
  • Nikanoru 24/10/2016

    @riceNpea You did the typical "you don't like it, that means you must not have tried it", and I called you out on it. It's as simple as that. Reply -10
  • Nikanoru 24/10/2016

    @hullfella
    If it was given for free, there time would be wasted with people having no intention of buying it. At least this way it helps filter the time wasters out. It's a business and must be run like one.
    Holy crap, this is the dumbest thing I've read all day. Congrats.
    Reply -10
  • Nikanoru 24/10/2016

    @riceNpea
    I see you haven't played on one. It's an excellent device and it is a complete game changer. Play Rez in VR and you'll understand.
    LOL there's always one of these. "You don't like VR? Then you must not have tried it!"

    You're just like GAME. So utterly convinced of the idea that this gimmick is a total and complete revolution in gaming, that they'll charge people five fucking pounds for ten minutes on the thing, as if it's a major attraction in their store.

    And FYI, I've tried dozens of different VR games on Vive and multiple versions of Oculus Rift, and I remain painfully unimpressed.
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  • Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @thekeelog Hey, that's that other guy's logic I'm using. Have a go at him, not me. ;)

    Yeah it's absolutely fucking retarded, but that's basically what the Ewan is saying. He's just applying it selectively to Nintendo because he's a poor little sissy who probably got so butthurt that Sega gave up and went 3rd party in the 90s that he's still crying about mean old Nintendo to this day.
    Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @the_ewan Just one more reply because apparently I still get your shit in my inbox even though you're on the ignore list.

    Everything you just said shows you know absolutely jack about Nintendo. Their games are great because they are made on their own terms. Their hardware specs are conceived around what they as a games developer want out of it. They know their own hardware inside out, and they don't have to answer to any platform holder's wiles. Whether the control method is technically possible on other platforms or not is completely irrelevant.

    If anything, by your standards, Microsoft should bow out of the hardware race. They do absolutely nothing that Sony doesn't do better. The X1 is a PS4 clone that's just a little worse. The time when they made a "useful contribution" has long since passed, if there ever was one to begin with.

    But I'm not gonna wish for that to happen because I don't support the idea of a duopoly, and I'm not an asshole who would like for people to lose their jobs. Not to mention there is absolutely nothing worth mentioning that Microsoft does, software-wise, that I'd want to play... but that's neither here nor there. :)
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  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @Saul_Iscariot I see your slight sarcasm there now that you've pointed it out. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @Saul_Iscariot No he didn't. He just shat out the same old lines we've heard a million times, "I hope Nintendo do a Sega hurrdurhhhhh mario on playstation durrrrr". It's stupid beyond words, completely ignorant of what makes Nintendo games good. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @the_ewan Haha oh christ not another one of these guys. Go fuck yourself. And welcome to the block list. Reply +3
  • Pokémon boss had no idea fans named a secret breeding mechanic after him

  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    Speaking of Pokemon, I just have to mention this: the Moon pokemon on the right of the eurogamer ad up there... it looks like it's flipping the double bird to us.

    That is all.
    Reply +3
  • The pervy £68 microtransaction for a £30 Steam Japanese schoolgirl game

  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @PSfourskin I said people. Reply +6
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @PSfourskin Stop murdering people in videogames and we'll talk further about this stuff, alright? Reply +6
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @Davemanz Blah blah blah look at me everyone, I'm ignorant of basic human emotion and I like to demonize people for their taste in cartoon media to feel better about myself! Reply +2
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @Bertie
    no one has CRT monitors any more
    Speak for yourself!

    -a proud retro gamer
    Reply +14
  • Nikanoru 21/10/2016

    @sizu_sizu
    Fully expects this thread to be populated by holier than thou, a-sexual, judgemental wanks.
    You were a bit late. :p

    A good number of them probably aren't a-sexual though. Just hypocritical.
    Reply +6
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Nikanoru 20/10/2016

    @GeneralLocke Aww, now he can't even remember when he said he was finished. :( Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 20/10/2016

    @GeneralLocke But I quoted it right to your face, grandpa! You must be a pensioner if you're calling me son, no wonder you can't remember stuff from half an hour ago. :)

    I get it now, your comedy act was actually unintentional. I feel bad. :(
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  • Nikanoru 20/10/2016

    @GeneralLocke Funny hearing that last line from someone who's trying to pretend what they said isn't really what they said. :D

    But then, being funny is your job!
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