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  • iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus review

  • Repsode 22/10/2016

    For me it's really really frustrating. I overall really like Apple products but the removal of the headphone jack is, if nothing else, far too early for me. If we lived in a world where wireless headphones have price and quality parity with equivalent wired ones and had the battery life of an e-reader then, for me, this would be a complete non issue. But we do not live in that world yet. Wireless is not good enough for me yet. And I don't know about anyone else but for the price and with apple's design ethos in particular, paraphrasing a certain tech executive, if you see an adapter, they blew it. I my opinion of course.

    It's made me reevaluate my usage of my existing iPhone. And I've discovered that very very few of the new hardware features and improvements just aren't going to matter to me. That coupled with my continued satisfaction with my 6 means that it's hard for me to rationalise the removal away. If I do upgrade it'll be to a 6S. When I'm done with that then I can look at the state of wireless audio tech and make a judgement on whether to stick with Apple or not. I may well stick with them but for the first time in a very long time I have a slight feeling of dissatisfaction where once was none.
    I learned this year I have much more of a critical eye than I thought.
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  • Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

  • Repsode 21/10/2016

    Given the elevator pitch nature of the reveal video showing a large variety of the ways you will be playing with this thing, you'd think someone tapping the screen somewhere on the thing would come up if there were a touchscreen. So on first impression I'd say no. HOWEVER! That may because there is only gameplay footage there. As you can play on TV with the unit in dock I guess there is a mandate that all games must be fully playable in both modes. Therefore all GAMES have no touchscreen functionality. That may not be true of menus, internet browser, Netflix etc.(if the Wii U had them , I don't doubt for a second the Switch will too) These may use a screen as an option as uniformity of use is not as important there. So there's room for doubt.

    That said Nintendo's coyness about these things is frustrating. But they've always been that way. I'm patient. I can wait for more info. The proof of concept they presented is satisfying enough for me right now.
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  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Repsode 20/10/2016

    Yep, this cools very, very cool. Just need price, game line up and bundling info to get me fully on board. I'd imagine some of the things shown here will be extra peripherals. Like I feel that single unit controller won't be in the box. I'm am definitely on board with the premise though. Reply 0
  • Remember Star Control? A new one is in development

  • Repsode 19/10/2016

    Fun Fact: The original developer of the first two Star Control games now makes Skylanders. Reply +1
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is named...

  • Repsode 18/10/2016

    The name is creatively disappointing but it just shows you how risk averse the AAA sector is that they either don't have much faith in the "Red Dead" portion of the brand working on its own or the marketing team are worried that it could of been perceived as a spin off without being totally obvious about it being a sequel.

    Boring but understandable. I guess this is just the new Soul Calibur/Dark Souls. Hold on to a brand at its peak.
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  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League review

  • Repsode 15/10/2016

    @Jynxa I think this is going to be difficult for reviewers and readers, at least during the next couple of years. Having to mention the concept of comfort(for lack of a better word) is pretty new for video game reviewing. I acknowledge that design decisions affect these things and therefore should be able to be critiqued. I personally feel that,at my level of VR experience, how ill an individual game either did or did not make a reviewer isn't particularly useful. Having never tried true VR, I have no idea where my tolerances are. I can't even rely on consensus to inform me right now as I could be a strange minority for whom a game accepted by the majority may make me sick and vice-versa. That said I have concerns about removing these complaints entirely from reviews.

    Only allowing those that can cope with anything to review the games could be problematic if I end up not being as strong stomached as I think I will. Possible issues will only be guessed at and some may not be thought of. If demos don't become prevalent(which given the highly subjective nature of how VR is experienced they really, really should) to see for myself then I'm gambling my money every time regardless of how the other elements of the game are reviewed. A possible approach may be to have the most "constitutionally sound" individual write the core review and offer up the ultimate score, while offering second, third or forth opinions from around the office on any sickness issues that came up as potential caveats. Reviewer Tolerance profiles could be built up that readers could identify with over time, much like taste. I think this should allow the game to be reviewed under "ideal" player conditions but still give reasonable warning for those who may need it. It won't be 100% depending on office make-up but I feel it's a good balance.
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  • Samsung KU6400 4K TV review

  • Repsode 08/10/2016

    I'm holding off until 4K standards settle down. When Ł500 sets have great picture, HDR10 and/or Dolby Vision depending on how that shakes out. In HDTV cycle terms it definitely feels like we're out of the early stage, like HDTVs sets without HDMI leads. But to me it feels like 4K is at the point where 720p only sets seemed good enough. Then full 1080p sets came down to their level pretty quick. TVs are long term commitments to me. They aren't smartphones. I have to get this right first time. So I think I'll hold off for another year or two. Reply +19
  • There's a new sound for rare Xbox achievements

  • Repsode 04/10/2016

    Hmm, nice but not enough bombast for my liking. I'd have gone with this myself.

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  • Castlevania turns 30

  • Repsode 27/09/2016

    @MadJack1812 indeed though I hear it's Not all it could have been.
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  • Pirates of the airwaves: How Sega won the hearts and minds of a generation

  • Repsode 25/09/2016

    When I was a lad my uncle had already got me into Sega in a big way already with his Master System, however the marketing was what probably pushed me over the edge into fanboy territory. I used to think that everything surrounding Sega was cool. The tv ads, the posters, Sonic the Comic(The Streets of Rage segment was a particular favourite written by a rookie Mark Millar no less). If you cut me I bled blue let's just say. And sad as it is to admit I remember actually anticipating that initial Sega Pirate TV ad. Though my favourite remains the one which directly acknowledges a certain movie tie-in being just one of the many promotional pieces of "Jurassic Krap...uh.. Park!", that we were bombarded with at the time, playing on the whole Sega/Ages thing.

    Maybe i'm mis-remembering this but weren't those Docklands ads before Cyber Razor Cut? Could have sworn that. Always thought Jimmy's swivelling games rig in the semi trailer was amazing then.

    It's funny to look back and see just how influential this marketing team were in how games were not just marketed but also presented on TV in general in the UK at the time. That Amiga ad in the comments definitely took some cues but also the likes of GamesMaster took a very Sega-like approach in attitude(and innuendo), as well as in visual style in it's first 2-3 series.

    I remember being very confused at the time as to why this winning formula vanished after the launch of the Saturn. It didn't seem to peter out or stick around long enough get old. It just abruptly ended. Guess the end of this article confirmed my suspicions. it seems now that Sega of Japan never really seemed to understand the home market and what it took to market to it.

    It's funny that the one time Sega of Japan saw a major home console success was the one time they had a brand-wide, irreverent, fun and aggressive marketing campaign in the one and only Segata Sanshiro. Maybe they should have listened to the US & Europe from the start.

    It's weird that Sega Europe practically went radio silent on it's TV marketing in the Saturn era. Sony seemed to pick up where they left off. The S.A.P.S. launch campaign feels like the kind of thing I expected out of Sega at the time.

    (Pay attention to the small print)

    Speaking of Sony it'd be great to see a similar article on that other beast of influential marketing.
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  • Sega's brilliant Sonic Mania Collector's Edition isn't coming to Europe

  • Repsode 13/09/2016

    That's ok. I have a US PS4 account. I'll just have to import it then. Reply -2
  • Time crisis: Is this the end of the light gun?

  • Repsode 10/09/2016

    It's kind of funny. As the light gun genre dies at home, they have essentially become one of only two genres left in western arcades that still have video games.Perhaps this is BECAUSE they've become rare at home. If it isn't a racing game with a deluxe setup, it's a light gun game. Or more accurately perhaps light turret game. EVERY arcade (they do still exist) i've been to recently still has their Deadstorm Pirates machine. Ghost Squad and some version of Time crisis still seems common too. Not to mention the Big Buck Hunter series. Seems to me that it's the go-to genre for licenses too. Last year a new Jurassic Park light gun machine came out. And what genre did Capcom turn to for Luigi's Mansion Arcade(which my nearest place bought in this year, it's great!)? A light gun game.

    Ultimately a combination of impracticality with HDTVs and the death of the market for specialised peripherals and arcade ports killed off the light gun game at home, but it's spirit still lives on where it was born, if you can find them that is.
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  • Digital Foundry: Three hours with PlayStation 4 Pro

  • Repsode 09/09/2016

    The thing that really confuses me is the apparent compromises being made here, chiefly the lack of UHD Blu-ray drive. I genuinely thought that this was going to be a premium device aimed at a small subset the audience that cared deeply about this sort of AV stuff. The Digital Foundry types for whom AV perfection has no price. Somehow I convinced myself that we were heading for a mainstream/high-end split in the Slim and Pro. That the PS4 Pro was going to be a prestige indulgence that they could get away with because the base model would remain the core offering for the rest of us. It wasn't going to massively change anything but would be packed to the rafters with extra features that while cool would be stuff most people wouldn't miss on their existing machines. And in some ways it is.

    However it is clear though that Sony had a price to hit. They want this thing to be as widely adopted as possible, possibly with an eye to phasing non-Pro models out over the next few years.

    That makes me curious about a couple of things:

    1) While 4K is the marketing hook, maybe this isn't really being aimed at that market. The power of the machine to allow for that kind of up scaling almost seems, to me at least, to be a bonus rather than the original intent. If this was really aimed at 4K TV owners surely offering any and every possible means of getting still limited media on them would be attractive. I can't imagine that there's much overlap between 4K early adopters and people that would settle for a lesser means of using it. Not to mention that no amount of money early adopters can throw will be able to solve internet speeds if they're in a bad area. I'm sure there are many in this niche who would stream, can't, and would pay for an alternative.

    2)So if it isn't present or future 4K TV owners that they're really aiming at, then it must be the 1080p owning masses. The price would seem to indicate that, after a couple of price cuts over the next few years, they want to move the vast majority of owners to this machine. Are there serious bottlenecks to performance on the way for future games on the base model? Or maybe it's PSVR that is significantly compromised by the base unit and the aim is to to make the barrier to upgrade as attractive as possible?

    It's a weird, weird machine to me. On the one hand its benefits seem to be of most value to a currently niche audience yet maybe doesn't go far enough. On the other it seems to have been designed to be as palatable to a mass HDTV audience that may not fully benefit from it.

    If PS4 Slim is the low-end device in this analogy then the Pro really seems more mid-range than high-end to me. More of a PS4 Semi-Pro if you will.
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  • Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

  • Repsode 08/09/2016

    Given that any 4K TV I may buy in the future will likely have these streaming apps built in it seems a little redundant to spend so much effort on them. Also I have trouble streaming HD movies as it is (that incidentally don't look as good as my blu-rays) with my crappy internet speeds. According to SpeedTest.Net I get nearly 10x the download speed from my phones 4G connection than I do my wi-fi, in a new build house, in a recent development. Non-local 4K content is just not happening for me.

    Looks like I'll have to get a Xbone S or dedicated player to satisfy that itch then. That'll delay a PS4 Pro purchase but there we go.

    Always been a bit of a snob on these things though. Streaming's nice for rentals but I prefer better, more ownable methods. So much potential lost for perceived convenience. To be fair its always been this way, with Streaming being the VHS to UHD's Laserdisc. Still have some of those. CGI infested Star Wars can eff right off.
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  • PlayStation Meeting 2016 live report

  • Repsode 07/09/2016

    so its a full sized PS4 slim. was hoping for something that looked a bit more premium myself. Reply 0
  • Repsode 07/09/2016

    HDR on all PS4s. Interesting Reply 0
  • Repsode 07/09/2016

    I'm starting to wonder if the law of diminishing returns is also going to hit Scorpio as hard as this. Reply 0
  • Repsode 07/09/2016

    did he turn it on yet? Reply 0
  • Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

  • Repsode 07/09/2016

    So they actually went and removed it eh? Might have room in my budget for PSVR this year after all. And I really wanted a worthwhile upgrade too. My iPhone 6 is still pretty good. I'll save some money on phone bills to boot.

    To be fair I do think that ultimately Apple are skating to where the puck is going to be, it just seems that they're perhaps making their move a full period too early. It seems like the Macbook and the iPhone are heading far into the future. Shame for those of use who prefer to live in the present.
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  • Virtua Fighter 5 is coming to PlayStation 4

  • Repsode 06/09/2016

    Wait, what?! Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown? Not 1 or 2 but the most recent version of the most recent game? That's pretty generous for a bonus. That's even taking into account the likelihood that there won't be online, though it's great that at least local multiplayer is supported.

    Edit: Seems I may be wrong about that online functionality based on VF 2's previous implementation in the series. I'm a little behind on my Yakuza. Not played 5 yet. Fingers crossed then.
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  • Emulator Dolphin can now boot every GameCube game

  • Repsode 06/09/2016

    The GameCube is a damn fine console and one I'm very fond of but its not even the best Nintendo console let alone the best one ever.

    On topic, I'm a huge advocate of game preservation. And as such I greatly admire the dedication of the emulation scene and the people who make them. This stuff can be vital for keeping certain material alive. Most urgently, in my opinion, would be computers using magnetic media like floppy disks and compact cassette. These are starting to fail and emulation can keep these old out of print games alive. Not to mention,through this work, we also now have ways of playing these games on the original machines from SD cards. The most ingenious solution I've seen so far is the ability to replace a tape drive on a zx spectrum with a line out cable attached to the headphone jack on a smartphone and using an app to convert the rom files into that famous hiss that the speccy can understand. The option is even there to speed up the playback to lower load times though mileage varies depending on the game. I love that we collectively have the will to keep this stuff going.

    Edited to fix some syntactic errors.
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  • The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

  • Repsode 06/09/2016

    @nobloodyname That subtitle is a tad confusing. Before I clicked through I was wondering if this coalition was was about somehow ganging up on heavy users in a co-ordinated throttling campaign to the improvement of the rest.

    The body of the article is quite different to that assumption. Maybe something like "Gamers called to action" would have better reflected the content?
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  • The state of video game TV

  • Repsode 05/09/2016

    The idea that video games cannot find a place on television is to really assume that only kids, millennials and the dedicated still play video games and that say, all those over the age of 35 say eff this shit and never touch them ever again, or perhaps more importantly in this context, never reminisce about them. This is not only untrue but will become more so over time as more of the world's population will have played games at some point in their life.

    I will also agree that the concept of a singular "good" video game show is completely absurd. For me, a good video game show gets it's facts straight where it focuses on them, but if not a documentary, does not dwell on the details too much. Those involved should be happy to be there and be enthusiastic in the moment.

    What is NOT necessary is for everyone to be "gamers". If they can get an anecdote or two out, great. Being able to rattle off obscure facts like I can is unnecessary. Knowing that Taito was founded by a Russian and was therefore naturally Japan's first distiller of vodka should not be a prerequisite unless you're making something like No Such Thing As A Fish. Jokes about games should not be avoided depending on show.

    All I ask is that the topic not be treated with contempt. The rest can be taken on a show-by-show basis.

    In 2016, Japan chose to present itself, and it's future handling of the biggest sporting event on the planet to one of the largest TV audiences in the world with Super Mario. Let that sink in for a moment. There are many, many recognisable cultural touchstones they could have used. But they used a video game character. Video games are very much part of the cultural landscape. And as such I believe there are a great many ways to explore it.

    Not to mention, let's be honest here, there are very few straight-laced enthusiast magazine/review shows left on TV for any topic. Of the top of my head The Culture Show and Film *insert year* and maybe Click. One of those is broadcast in the wee hours(Film) and another is on a channel no one really tunes into to watch a specific programme(Click). The rest are segments in broader magazine shows No, Top Gear does not count. That's the Gamesmaster of motoring.

    Besides, I just watched competitive Chuckie Egg on national TV. Never thought I'd see that in my life time.
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  • Catch up with today's 3DS Nintendo Direct here

  • Repsode 01/09/2016

    With the Trump Yungoos connection, Cue Mexican Ratata memes in 3..2...1. Reply 0
  • Castle of Illusion remake will be removed from sale on Friday

  • Repsode 01/09/2016

    @Rayza The one thing in common for all of these is, of course, licensing deals with third parties. Disney in this case, Ferrari for OutRun Online Arcade, many car manufacturers for Sega Rally, several aeronautics companies for After Burner Climax, and I'm guessing player likenesses for Virtua Tennis.
    Often the cost of keeping the license can be increased to the point that these games can cost more to keep available than they bring in. So de-listing is the only logical move.
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  • Gran Turismo Sport delayed until 2017

  • Repsode 31/08/2016

    @2old4disshit I think I read on an earlier EG article that Yamauchi has a seat on SIE's board. That might give him some leeway I'd imagine. Reply 0
  • Metroid Prime Federation Force review

  • Repsode 19/08/2016

    Based on what I've heard of Nintendo's process they tend to come up with gameplay ideas and mechanics first then see what existing IP it can be attached to. This has the twin benefits of making the idea commercially viable and keeping said IP fresh. Because Mario is so versatile and malleable as a video game character he is the usual go-to. Splatoon was at one point in its development a Mario game. However they couldn't reconcile those characters with the ink swimming mechanic and, with nothing else suitable, a new IP was born.

    I definitely think that this may have been tried here and failed. Perhaps Hunters multiplayer gave a incorrect belief that Metroid is a broader IP than it is. Metroid is a very specific thing. Which may explain why it's not gotten much attention given this apparent design process.
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  • PES 2017 demo detailed

  • Repsode 18/08/2016

    Looking forward to next year's PES, Heroes of PES, which will be a MOBA that takes a divergent look at familiar PES themes with 100s of your favourite players and mascots. Looking forward to maining Partick Thistle's Kingsley myself. There are also rumours of a pachinko based reward system. Reply -1
  • The THQ name lives again as Nordic Games rebrands

  • Repsode 12/08/2016

    @BabyBabyBabyOh Well it wasn't too surprising given that at the time they were technically a toy company. (Toy HeadQuarters if you're not old enough to remember). Founded by an ex-LJN founder no less. First THQ game I ever played was Home Alone 2 on NES. An experience I will sadly never forget.

    Edit: A couple of THQ's toys:

    Wonder why they got out of that industry?
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  • Telltale Games is teasing something to do with Mr. Robot

  • Repsode 10/08/2016

    Telltale may be making a Mr. Robot game but the only video game company I can think about when I think Mr. Robot is Sega. Am I the only one? Fairly certain this has happened to me before when something uses the logo font of a more recognisable entity. I think those projects may have used the old Star Trek and Transformers fonts and I all I could think about when I saw them were Star Trek and Transformers.

    Guess that just goes to show how strong visual design is to a brand.
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  • Sega has quietly become one of the world's best PC strategy game companies

  • Repsode 04/08/2016

    While I am happy that the company has found a niche in which it can be successful, being a massive fan of Sega since the Master System and its late 80s arcade heyday I can't help but feel like it's so far removed from the Sega I know that it's almost like Infogrames' Atari. Sega in name only if you will. We occasionally get a Sonic or Japanese in-house game but the success of the strategy games means Sega are now less likely to bother with the latter. I get that business plans change and that a company's identity can too but even through all of its changes in the past big and small, Sega's always really felt like Sega. Now there are two Home Segas and I'm not as keen on the one in my region as I am of the other.

    Oh well that's business I guess.

    Also on Sega being a huge multi headed hydra, I didn't quite understand that until very recently. Sega still remains a force to be reckoned with in the western amusements market with the European arm in particular being very successful. They also have a division purely responsible for ticket redemption and crane game prizes. Sega even has their own brand of Android tablets and phones(as do Bandai Namco) related to the above.

    The rabbit hole goes deep if you dig enough.
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  • People think the Mario & Sonic Rio Olympics game shouts a really bad word

  • Repsode 29/07/2016

    Not what he's saying at all but is now all I can hear. Cheers Angry Dad from Barnstaple. Maybe Shadow's just venting his frustration at the state of the Olympic Village. Reply 0
  • Yakuza 0 release date set for January

  • Repsode 28/07/2016

    Wait. Sega themselves are publishing this? Not Deep Silver? But it hasn't got football managers, giant armies, Xenomorphs or gothic space xenophobes in it. And on disc too?!! What madness is this?

    Good madness. That's what. I can't wait!
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  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • Repsode 28/07/2016

    The best route to graphically shiny Nintendo games delivered in a conventional format is for Nintendo to exit hardware altogether and become a third-party developer, addressing the biggest possible audience. If that is what the world really wants, then NX will fail and that is what it shall have.
    Or they could drop video games altogether and do something else like return to and double down on their health products idea that's on the back burner. Wouldn't be the first time. Video games used to be that something else back in the early 80's.

    Losing the licensing fees per game sold on their machines(particularly on handhelds, with strong Japanese third party support) may not be boosted by any increase in first party game sales, which could be negligible. Looking at the sales figures for first party games, how many more copies could they realistically sell. Without profits from hardware or a cut of everything sold on it, it may not be attractive to keep going.

    They MAY go third party, and if they do expect them to pay minor lip service to home consoles. Make no mistake, like the 3DS/WiiU split they WILL prioritise mobile. It's where it's audience traditionally sits, particularly in Japan. That's not insignificant. Most Japanese companies seem to view international success as a bonus but the Japanese market must be answered first.

    There are a great many things that could happen should the NX fail, and I really do think this thing needs to sell to prevent major shake ups to Nintendo's business plan. Going third party is only one possibility. Who knows, they could even pull a Konami.
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  • Nintendo nets large loss for latest financial quarter

  • Repsode 27/07/2016

    Not sure why people think making the same system to everyone else will miraculously save Nintendo or even boost third party support. People forget that GameCube was the lowest selling Nintendo home console before the WiiU took that dubious crown. It had decent third party support early on and was more powerful than the PS2. Why did it fail? By the time it launched the PS2 was gaining quite a library and had sales momentum. It just came too late to make a dent.

    We're already seeing something similar with PS4 and Xbox one. The PS4 is now the accepted standard and the Xbox One is perceived as the same thing but not as good and it has more or less the same third party support. It's ludicrous to think that a third equivalent system by Nintendo at this point in the generation would succeed.
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  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Repsode 26/07/2016

    This has some serious potential. I'm not looking for another PS4 or Xbox One. Already got those. And I have a PC that outclasses both, so I'm not exactly pining for the best graphics new hardware can muster either. What I am looking for is a next-gen 3DS. It seems as if they want to replace both of their current devices with a single product. If they've come up with a handheld powerful enough to not look massively outclassed by home systems on a big screen while remaining a true handheld then count me in. Nintendo's nack for art direction that punches above its technological weight will make up the difference for me. Reply +7
  • Here's how Sonic's Green Hill Zone looks in Lego Dimensions

  • Repsode 25/07/2016

    I've had a good time with TT-developed Sonic before though even if I didn't have access to the game I'd just buy it for the minifig. If there's no Richard Jacques music in there I'd be disappointed. Wonder if they'll get any Sonic 3D or Sonic R references in. Reply +4
  • Sega announces two new Sonic games

  • Repsode 24/07/2016

    @Ash735 Oh god! If I didn't know better I'd swear that was an unused Sonic CD track! The good JPN/EUR one. Reply +1
  • Civilization 6 pre-order gets you early access to the Aztecs

  • Repsode 21/07/2016

    While I'm all but sure the game will be good and I'm also certainty going to buy it I can wait. There'll be plenty of other civs I can play as for a month and a half. Reply +5
  • The weirdest Pokéstops in Pokémon Go

  • Repsode 21/07/2016

    @NullDev they can't be all bad if they're giving free pugs to charity. Reply +1
  • Pokémon is getting a live-action film based around Detective Pikachu

  • Repsode 21/07/2016

    @riceNpea I'd absolutely get behind any one of those. Well. Maybe not Pasquale. Pantoliano perhaps? The key thing would be to hire a great detective voice and ignore the Pikachu aspect in the casting. The more hilariously incongruous the better. Reply 0
  • Repsode 21/07/2016

    @riceNpea Or it might be that DeVito might just be considered by many to have a great voice and attitude for a Pikachu PI with a noir-esque interior monologue, which the Pikachu in the game this will adapt has. This whole DeVito thing was only really born from someone plugging choice DeVito quotes into the Japanese trailer of the game and people latched onto it. Reply +2
  • Capcom to let Street Fighter 5 players buy Survival Mode character colours

  • Repsode 20/07/2016

    This whole thing just feels like Capcom is determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The game seems like it has some really solid gameplay but everything else surrounding it has been just awful. SFV just feels like a vat of faeces with a small but extremely rare gem at the bottom and I'm still not sure I want to dive in to get it. I'm definitely thinking about waiting till Capcom have moved on from it, the game is done and they sell everything on one go in a complete package. It'll be easier to evaluate whether it ends active support as a great game. It's still an abject lesson in how not to release a game. Reply +1
  • We need to talk about Pokémon Go's lure feature

  • Repsode 11/07/2016

    @LazyDan Agreed. Not doubt a mod will be on here soon saying that they need to have clickbait-y headlines to survive. As I said in that article about imagine publications and Future merging, if that's what internet publishing has reduced itself to its quite frankly in worse shape than print's ever been and in much shorter time to boot. Reply 0
  • Richard Garriott selling vials of his blood on eBay

  • Repsode 08/07/2016

    Yup. This is against the eBay ToS.

    "We don't allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on eBay, with two exceptions. Sellers can list items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use."

    Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
    Native American grave-related items, including skulls and skeletons intended for medical research
    Tibetan prayer skulls
    waste products
    body fluids
    any of these items included as a gift, prize or giveaway in connection with another item listed on eBay
    You can't sell any of these items even if you state they are intended for medical research.

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  • So long, Mrs White: Cluedo's housekeeper is no more

  • Repsode 08/07/2016

    Wasn't there a game show on TV in the early 90s or did I just dream it?

    Also didn't the film have at least two endings? I heard that the murderer was different depending on the print the studio sent to the cinema.
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  • Persona 5 coming to Europe - courtesy of Deep Silver

  • Repsode 06/07/2016

    Sega Europe Bosses: This Persona 5 thing? Was it developed by Creative Assembly, Sports Interactive or Relic Entertainment?
    Random Employee: Um, no. It's by Atlus, one of our subsidiaries in Japan.
    Sega Europe Bosses: Does it have any blue hedgehogs in it?
    Random Employee: No sir, no Sonic.
    Sega Europe Bosses: Screw that then. Fob it off to that Mighty No.9 publisher. They take any old shit. And what's that you have there? Yak...oo...zah 0? We make that?!
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  • What does Brexit mean for the UK video games industry?

  • Repsode 24/06/2016

    As citizen of Northern Ireland at least I can apply for an Irish Passport for dual nationality. I'll still be an EU citizen yet.

    And before anyone gets the impression I'm being slightly smug just remember that this has the potential to set our country back 20 years politically. Back to an era that quite frankly terrifies me. My only consolation is if NI beats the tar out of Wales on Saturday. Unlikely, but it's all I have.
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  • Nintendo denies Paper Mario: Color Splash joke references "online hate campaign"

  • Repsode 23/06/2016

    @HappyGator Plebgate(remember that one?) had been less frequently referred to as Gategate. Reply +4
  • Read Only Memories released date set for PS4 and Vita

  • Repsode 23/06/2016

    I own this on PC but have not yet sat down to it, only having played the demo which impressed me. Heard good things. Soundtrack is really good though. Snatcher is one of my all time favourites so this obvious homage was definitely up my alley.

    I wonder though if the PC version will also be updated.
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