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  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens season pass lets you play as Jar Jar

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/05/2016

    Again no WiiU season pass. Surely it is a straightforward enough thing to offer at zero extra cost to them (having the engine already) Oddly I notice a few places offering the Jabba's Palace DLC pack for WiiU preorder so that version does support DLC...

    For anyone who wonders why I'd want the WiiU version, my son is a nightmare with the dynamic split screen so a screen each is he sanest way for co-op and so far I gather most of the games aren't too different to the PS4 ones. Costs them impulse DLC buys as we haven't bought any LEGO DLC. Didn't a few of the games on WiiU have it and a few didn't, seemingly arbitrarily?
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  • Shadow of the Beast remake will include the original Amiga game

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 05/05/2016

    @SonicUk as mentioned above there is an Asian disc bersion up for preorder on Play Asia.

    I have been debating ordering it but I really don't know too much about the quality of this one despite having watched some of the videos. As for the original emulated SOTB I recall hearing that most of the 8bit ports played better for some reason (I had it on Spectrum, SOTB with parallax... in monochrome ;). I also agree that it would have been nice t see Beast 2 and 3 included too as a bonus as I really enjoyed 2 and didn't play much of 3.
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  • Telltale's The Walking Dead season three sees return of popular character

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/04/2016

    I read it as meaning that she would be a smaller part so you can see where she ended up (based on your previous seasons) while allowing a new story with new characters. Reply 0
  • Tales of Berseria confirmed for Europe in spring 2017

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/04/2016

    @pseudopsiakite PS2 Symphonia was 30 fps as opposed to the original GC release and got ported to PS3 making it less smooth (albeit higher res) than the GC original. Reply +1
  • Insomniac's metroidvania Song of the Deep gets a July release date

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/04/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler It is listed on their European websites at the usual markup. I am curious about this one and whether to order as I knew very little about it and haven't actually played anything by Insomniac Games. Reply 0
  • Shadow of the Beast remake gets a release date

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/04/2016

    @jamesroman oddly despite being owned by Sony at the time they allowed Wipeout and 2097 (and Destruction Derby and Lemmings 3D) to be ported to Saturn and Wipeout 64 on the N64. Locked down pretty tight after that though. Reply 0
  • There's a slightly fiddly way to re-download P.T.

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/04/2016

    Pretty sure this is the method I used to get it months ago when it was posted in the forum. Worked fine then uninstallled the suwi stuff from the tablet.
    @nooneinparticular I only 'bought' the demo on my European account so it shouldn't be the US version as I would imagine there will be different signatures etc and you do end up downloading it from your original 'download' button. I remember looking into it a bit at the time and decided to give it a whirl. The demo was interesting but annoying towards the end.
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  • There's a Vita-exclusive game from the Guacamelee dev arriving this month

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/04/2016

    @internisus I assume you know that there are a lot of first person dungeon crawlers other than this (if you are happy with Japanese examples of the genre). Stranger of Sword City is in a couple of weeks and has had decent feedback so far from the XBone version it is a port of.

    Edit due to odd negs - I was referring to how the Vita has been a good choice for FPDungeon Crawler fans for a while and the Japanese titles don't really get covered on this site not that they were any better or worse than this title.
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  • Final Fantasy 15 Ultimate Collector's Edition eBay scalpers criticised

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/04/2016

    Publoshers (and I include tiny ones like Limited Run Games here) need to start preorders early enough that they can manufacture stock to match actual lreorder numbers and have a few weeks to a month for taking these preorders (similar to what Gaijinworks has been doing). That way everybody who cares can get a copy easily enough but it still remains limited. I wish I had ordered a UK FE SE in case anyone wanted one at cost (I have a US 3DS and the US LE which was not easy to source at cost). I am sure I saw this still available when I first looked but it was overpriced as it was. Again this one isn't too bad as the extras aren't part of the main game and are nostly available elsewhere (even if we all like a good artbook). FE (and I suppose Limited Run Games) was worse because the SE was the only way to get the physical edition of all 3 variants. Websites not allowing multiple orders of expected to be superlimited stuff may help a little bit the scalpers will easily get around that. Reply +1
  • Watch: Playable giraffes and other reasons to play the new FF15 demo

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/03/2016

    This demo destroyed all the hype my wife had for the game after she played and anjoyed the Duscae demo. Gone from a must preorder to don't bother. The tone of this demo will harm western sales I think. And also losing all the team combat etc the previous demo had. Reply +1
  • If Final Fantasy 15 does come to PC, it'll be after the console versions

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/03/2016

    @Hellotherenow Yeah. My wife had been looking forward to the game and enjoyed the Duscae demo. She played this and told me not to preorder it for her any more. I think the tone was a mistake for a mainstream demo available to everyone. She felt it was more of a Kingdom Hearts demo than FFXV. Reply +1
  • Yakuza 0 headed to Europe early next year

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/03/2016

    I thought it was coming late 2016, ah well at least it IS coming and physically. I wonder why the date is so late as surely it shouldn't take that long for a professional team to organise and it continues to keep us way behind in release (with Kiwami's recent release and 6 coming soon) and risks making upcoming late releases look dated.

    I have the PS3 version and what I have played of it is fun but I will be happy to get the English PS4 release to join the collection.
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  • Hyrule Warriors to get Link's Awakening, Phantom Hourglass DLC

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/03/2016

    With Legends being on a handheld format and no more likely WiiU entries in the series Nintendo/Koei really should have given a DLC option to match the 3DS content (paid if need be) and an equal season pass.

    Many of us don't want the technically inferior 3DS version (especially if they don't have a NEW3DS)
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  • Zero Time Dilemma dated for June on 3DS and Vita

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/03/2016

    @Dysisa Well they did release the second game on Vita despite the prequel being DS only so there is precedent...

    I stuck with 3DS for the second game. Didn't try the English voices though as I prefer iriginal voices (and it is good listening practice for my lazy Japanese studies). Will likely finish off the series on 3DS too. Hopefully this time there will be no fear of save corruption that put me off playing VLR for years.
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  • Flame Over: Why aren't there more games about fire?

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/03/2016

    I remember the arcade game, Brave Firefighters being quite fun but it would have likely lost something being converted to lightgun (I seem to recall a Dreamcast release in a triple pack with Emergency Call Ambulance and something else was announced but unreleased).

    Also Fire Heroes on PS2 was quite decent from what I remember but pretty rare in Europe as 505Gamestreet (back when they imported quirky games before Cooking Mama distorted them into the publisher we have today...) made it one of their rare full price releases.

    Burning Rangers was always fun.
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  • Amazon Japan now ships games internationally

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 09/03/2016

    @J_Maddison I have had to pay customs fees on most things sent by Play Asia over the last two years so don't rely on this. Apparently if you ask they will half your listed value but that is all. I used to get a large percentage through safely pre2011 but I don't rely on them these days. This is through standard parcel post.

    In answer to my own question (which I thought I had posted already but it seems to have got lost somewhere) Amazon JP do allow you to prepay VAT, avoiding the handling fee, and an apparent refund if uncharged so not too bad as I really resent the handling fees.
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 09/03/2016

    @IronSoldier Which game is that? If we are talking Saturn stuff I recall those 3D home exploration titles were the real rarities (saw one of them going for silly money in DenDen Super Potato back in 2008). I don't recall any actual 'games' on Saturn having that low a print run.

    As for the topic, re. Customs charges does Amazon JP offer the prepay VAT option that Amazon US does, which skips the 8 quid handling fees?
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  • Why is Danganronpa so viciously appealing?

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/03/2016

    @fatbob1080 If you have a Vita I think it suited handheld more than it would a PC. I don't think there are any major changes to the PC version. As people have said Trigger Happy Havoc is meant to be dirst as 2 is a direct followup expecting you to know everything in the first game (and Ultra Despair Girls despite being set between 1 and 2 should be played after both)

    And yeah, there are a couple of really awkward 'fanservice' moments in 2 but not too many and they attempt to explain it (even if it isn't done very well).

    Also, I think the Japanese voices are the way to go. After completing 1 I went back and redid a few sections to hear the English voice cast and I wasn't too impressed, but on the other hand I have heard the English track being praised as aa good one in some places so...
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  • SNES games come to New 3DS Virtual Console

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/03/2016

    People seem to forget with emulation that just because it appears to be running okay on a PSP or DS it isn't necessarily running accurately. Look at BSNES, one of the few emulators aiming for accuracy on the PC to see the specs it requires.

    There is of course no excuse for not introducing crossbuy with the WiiU now you have NNIDs to use.
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  • Star Fox Zero finally has a release date, and it's not alone

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/03/2016

    @erp I am hoping that the term, 'launch edition' implies all first print editions and not a separate LE like the Bayonetta double pack. Preordered the cheapest version I can currently find in case (although I am sure they were about 26 quid a few months ago).
    I hope the game is decent too but Platinum is a good sign.
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  • PS Plus Vote to Play includes Broforce, Assault Android Cactus, Action Henk

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/02/2016

    Broforce's trailer was very unappealing although it looks like it has a chance of playing okay. I voted for the Cactus game. I will try Broforce if I get time though. Reply +1
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 29/01/2016

    @CaptainKid Added content I gather (mainly the children)

    Looking at the retail boxes today I did spot that for some reason the PS4 version has a bonus "daytime area, the mansion". Seeks an odd type of game for exclusivity shenanigans...
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/01/2016

    @adampoole The Wii was an upgraded Gamecube (often estimated at about 1.5x the power IIRC). Basically higher clocked versions of the same hardware. REmake and Zero were just straight ports to it (although widescreen may have been offered, I didn't buy the Wii versions as I have the GC originals). Reply 0
  • Shenmue 3 PayPal backers denied Kickstarter-exclusive reward options "as originally promised"

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/01/2016

    @OneClassyBloke I also voted yes as I don't see any reason not to keep stuff open for all prerelease backers. A lot of other Kickstarters had the oppoaite response where they had backer campaigns to make nothing 'ingame' exclusive as it benefits nobody. Prime example beung the International Calling Card you mentioned. I couldn't afford that tier at the time so passed assuming I could upgrade later but looking at the tiers it seems that even as an original backer I cannot. I thought that tier was a bit cynical though ($20 more than previous IIRC). That sort of tier costs YSNet nothing unlike the popular physical tier (which I went for) Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper DLC review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/12/2015

    @riz23 B&M are my current source for Fry's Peppermint Creams. Not really seen them anywhere else... Reply 0
  • Bandai Namco reveals new God Eater, Tales, and JoJo games heading west

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/12/2015

    I see Namco is following in Squenix's footsteps with Berseria and skipping the PS3 release, assumedly because Zestiria PS3 sales were low (at least they vothered with that one unlike Squenix with DQ Heroes). You would think they would at least do a digital release which would be easy for them and support the stragglers.

    Personally already upgraded to a PS4 and enjoyed Zestiria so glad to see Berseria confirmed even though Tales games now seem likely instead of unlikely releases in the west. Should be the last crossformat Tales title before they move to PS4 as lead format. Nice to see them sticking with PC too despite being happy enough with the PS4 version of Zestiria.
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  • Unsung games of 2015: Code Name: STEAM

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/12/2015

    @gintoki Where did the demo tell you that? On the eshop? I have a US 3DS so I got the US demo and don't recall such a message (which was false as it works on all 3DS systems, only difference with New 3DS is cstick option for camera and that when patched you can speed up enemy turns by another factor IIRC)

    I was interested in this from the start because it was Intelligent Systems and turn based even thougb I wasn't the biggest fan of the art style (and have less nostalgia for the era and region of comics it was apung). The demo sold it to me immediately. Tuen based, a slightly different more XCOMmy take on the genre. Even the art style worked better han I thought with its story. Oddly, it seems, I never minded the enemy turn lengths at all. You got glimpses of what was happening which felt like part of the strategy and it was a damn sight faster than XCOM could be on some older systems. I preordered the game and didn't regret it, even though you could tell how low the sales were by it being a first party Nintendo release that got heavily reduced quickly. I admit I didn't play as far through the campaign as I planned before distractions led me to other games but I enjoyed every moment of what I did. Little things like the in missiom save system kept you on your toes and despite the patch I never felt the urge to switch on the 'speed' mode as turn speed seemed just fine. I even got the Amiibos for it but haven't tried them yet (and be ause they are some of the rare Fire Emblem merchandise we received in the west) as I didn't have the New 3DS, but my wife has the NFC reader from Happy Home Designer so may try them soon.

    Overall, unless the design become a lot worse later in the campaign, I though this was a strong turn based strategy title in the vein of XCOM's combat missions with an interesting range of characters and abilities and a visual style and setting that gree kn me more than I expected. That it did so badly wasn't unexpected but it was a shame that we are now less likely to see IS get to do something they want to do rather than more sequels (not that I would complain about a new Wars title).
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  • Yakuza 5 review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @bigtechno I think 3 was the only game with them cut (along with a range of other stuff they though the west wouldn't care about, they learned from that). 2 and 4 still had them (I finished them on 4 but didn't bother on 2 as I thought they'd be more time consuming than they actually are.

    @sicho I heard the 1&2HD were quick and dirty upscales but it should have been very easy, especially as a digital only title, with the translations already existing and no new content (would have been nice to get the undubbed Y1 too). Kiwami (new remake of Y1 for PS3/4) should hopefully be an easier localisation than most unless the script is vastly different, as long as 0 sells reasonably.

    I don't think we will see the historical spinoffs (especially Kenzan as a PS3 launch title) unless there are some amazing sales for 0 onwards, and then we will still be 18 months or more behind with mainline games like Kiwami and 6 to catch up with.
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @chaves Yes. Only the first PS2 Yakuza has a dub. All the other localised titles are subtitled Japanese only and I imagine they will stick with that going forwards too. Reply +4
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @markandrewroberts1 People wanted this localised years ago but due to poor sales of Yakuza Dead Souls Sega decided to stop localising the series. There were years of fan campaigns which IIRC culminated in votes for what a Sony team would localise next with this being chosen.

    People were happy it was finally getting released in English (if a bit less happy that they went digital only). It seems US preorders or some other factor were enough to confirm a localisation of Yakuza 0 for PS4 (although I don't see why they couldn't do a digital only PS3 release for the dualformat game as the localisation will be identical) with a physical release (bonus for Sega with 0 being a prequel you don't need prior knowledge of earlier games).

    People still wanted 5 despite age because it is a continuous story and they didn't want to miss out on it. 0 is the first mainline PS4 release so a sensible starting point (although I always thought a quick localisation of Ishin the Meiji era spinoff might have sold well during the time when the PS4 had few exclusives worth mentioning).

    Edit - paragraphs...
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @I_Am_CatButler Sadly in the west we won't be getting the PS3 version of Star Ocean as SquareEnix seem to be skipping those for localisation (they did it with Dragon Quest Heroes too).

    One of the reasons I finally got a PS4... (but kept the PS3 of course)
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  • About that System Shock 3 tease...

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/12/2015

    With some funding would this not be possible in the same way InXile has dealt with its projects. One project moves into full development and all the preproduction staff start on the next. Kickstarter seems a possibility and managing without excessive overstaffing seems a possibility too with he way development seems to work. Reply 0
  • Yakuza 5 launches on PlayStation 3 next week

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/12/2015

    @Hellotherenow When I say translate I mean only subtitles. The fact that I mention happily playing the games in full Japanese should imply that I do not want dubs ;) It is obvious that the Yakuza series is unlikely to get another dub like the first as the costs would be way too high for the niche series they can barely he bothered to sub(and release physically or even announce for Europe in the case of 0)

    Usually if given a choice I choose the original language track in games but can deal in the ones that don't (such as most ShinMegaTen stuff).
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 05/12/2015

    To be honest if they are translating for the US I cannot see any reason we wouldn't get it too (the Takuza games were Enish subs only IIRC) and as said region free. Hopefully, being on PS4, we will get a physical release as I am still vainly holding out hope for an Asian English physical release of 5 (if not I will likely get the downloadable one to play a bit easier than my Japanese copy). I had a feeling 0 moght get announced as another PS4 exclusive (I only got the PS3 version in Japanese so hoped we'd get it). Although you would think for the few people who want it a digital only PS3 version would coat nothing. (Then again you could say for all the Squenix stuff they're skipping the English PS3 versions too like DQ Heroes and Star Ocean 5).

    Either way more Yakuza is always good. And 0 doesn't require the backstory so works well as a standalone title too. Might bode well for keeping up with the mainline series anyway if yhey sell okay.
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  • New Danganronpa V3 debuts first gameplay trailer

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/12/2015

    Not convinced by the anime only ending to the Hope's Peak story. Didn't mind reading the novels etc for extra sidestuff but they I feel they should have tried to finish the story in game form but I assume this is so they can have a fresh start on PS4... Reply 0
  • Total War: Warhammer developer "disheartened" by pre-order DLC reaction

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/12/2015

    Oddly this is the sort of preorder DLC I don't mind too much as day 1 editions are usually around for a while anyway so you can wait for reviews and at least unlike some of the Napoleon DLC it is available to buy too from day 1, not held back because of the (Imperial?) edition. Total War DLC usually gets big sales discounts quite fast anyway.

    And nowhere near as bad as things like Until Dawn in which you cannot even buy the DLC if you didn't buy the 'Extended Edition' several months later.

    It is obvious they do this to try and sell more full-price copies rather than people waiting for sales. Revenue ultimately gives them more cash to keep making future games so is a good thing. I imagine if all copies were 75%off Steam sales the series would have been put to pasture by now. And this time there is a license to pay for too. I am another who won't preorder this but as people say if you wait the game and DLC will be cheaper than the preorder anyway. At least they don't have the console preowned market to give hem more reasons to split things into DLC chunks.
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  • Japanese shmup Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is coming to PS4 and Vita next week

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/12/2015

    @bobbycuckoo There was Tactics sequel too (Operation Bitter Chocolate) but it never got translated. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/12/2015

    The only physical version as far as I am aware is the Japanese Vita version which I am tempted by but the PS4 version has the full 4 player support (only ever played the cabinet solo so no idea how well it works). The pricing is higher than I expected which I assume is the consequence of an almost simultaneous release date with Japan where it is normal to pay full price for shmups. Personally I'd happily pay it for the disc but for digital I will have to wait a while for a drop. With most of the full-price shmups getting budget releases in the west I think this is going to have very poor sales sadly as the genre has been heavily devalued but again I will not pay high prices for digital releases. Reply 0
  • Telltale's Game of Thrones: Season One review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/11/2015

    Worth noting is that the retail releases forboth PS and XB formats are incomplete according to their packaging. Only ep1 on disc for XB and 1-5 for PS with the rest being DLC. Xmas greed I suspect... Reply 0
  • Sega unveils a new Valkyria Chronicles, and a remaster of the original

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/11/2015

    @Damn_Skippy Don't change the maps and keep the design the same as the originals and just upgrade the visuals? To be fair I haven't tried out VC2 yet despite having in on UMD and digitally on Vita (no trickery needed now, it is listed as compatible these days (or was when I got it on sale last year)) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/11/2015

    @Damn_Skippy They potentially could do a double pack like the PSP God of War games. Even if it is designed for handheld it could work on the big screen. The risk would be releasing it before the new game and people thinking it is going to be more basic than it is. Final Fantasy Type 0 is another example of a handheld game ported to newer consoles, albeit a much more well known series. Reply 0
  • Now there's a special edition gold Mega Man Amiibo

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/11/2015

    I just want the cartridge ;) Thankfully I have a US 3DS. If it isn't much more and easily available I wouldn't object to the special edition. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/11/2015

    Well its nice to see a physical version of Legacy Collection unlike the currently released versions. Not too sure how the gold Amiibos would look in the flesh either... Reply +1
  • Chaos Reborn review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/11/2015

    I haven't played for 6 monts either (dead PC) but I assume lawandchaos (IIRC it was a url but it used to be advertised in game so easily checked) is still up for organised tournaments and matches. That's where I usually hung around with the odd random game at quiet times. Very welcoming community back then which hopefully hasn't changed. I enjoyed the game back then (I think I stopped just after they added vampires) so need to get things sorted and get back to it. I never did try single player stuff though, preferring to learn through normal play (unlike a few friends who bought it early and sulked that they had no single player to practice on so would never play multiplayer with me).

    Always happy to support a Gollop game though.
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  • Rich Stanton on: From Billions to Bedrooms

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/10/2015

    @Trowel With the writer being a Spectrum gamer chances are he used the keyboard rather than waggled his joystick ;) I had a joystick for mine but still tended to use keys (even for joystick only games using the wonderful cobtrols of 6,7,8,9 and 0 as a substitute)

    I do remember the 'joys' of the R-Tape Loading Errors... I think the C64 and COC owners with their builtin or custom tapedecks got off easy with that one...

    May have to investigate the documentary in the article too.
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  • Zelda fans have a bone to pick with Nintendo over doge meme

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/10/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla Nintendo have done more British localisations than most to be fair. I remember the Final Fantasy Advance titles being changed a lot from the American version (not just the spelling differences) as an example Reply +1
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer sells 2m copies

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/10/2015

    @MccyMcFlinn It is unlikely but they could always try and use the actual chips as a secondary cpu for running the OS or background tasks (similar to the GBA with the Z80, although that was a much simpler trnasition) Reply +1
  • A Beginner's Guide to the world of Fallout

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/10/2015

    The changes to VATS concern me. As well as the usual Bethesda bugginess on new platforms (albeit ones with similar tech to each other and a bit more RAM to leak into...)

    I will be waiting a while I think or replay FO1 ;)
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  • When Halo went back to its RTS roots

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/10/2015

    I thought the line about HW being their first sci-fi RTS a little odd. Didn't they do Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds before this? Reply 0
  • Where can Metal Gear go from here?

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/10/2015

    @dimasok There were 3 Persona games without social links before P3 introduced them. They weren't quite as popular as later games but were still decent for the time (ignoring localisation screwups) Reply 0