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  • Netflix Castlevania gets second season

  • Repsode 10/07/2017

    Absolutely fantastic show. Captured what I enjoy in Castlevania really well. Only major disappointment was the seasonís brevity. Four half hours simply isnít long enough. Was that known ahead of release? It perhaps betrays its direct to DVD movie origins.

    That said, I can think of worse problems for a show to have. Roll on the next season.
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  • Nintendo confirms full Pokťmon game in development for Switch

  • Repsode 13/06/2017

    Unless something goes horribly wrong with public perception of this franchise then this announcement has essentially sealed the Switch's ultimate fate.
    It'll end its generation as a success. How much of a success will be up in the air but I just can't see it flopping now. It's almost weird to me to say that one game has that much weight but Pokemon legitimately has that in a way not even Mario can match.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft E3 2017 live report

  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Well that was.....a briefing? Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    As long as I don't have to deal with other players this game has my attention Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    And at that price we're done here. Reply +1
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Panzer Dragon Orta or GTFO Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    That was nice. Very. Very. Nice. Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    wtf. where were these all conference? Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Something to get excited about at last. Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    oh god Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    @Kami: Pretty sure all of it is. Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Last Night and Artful Escape the only games so far to excite me. Not sure if they justify this new mega console though Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    That had my attention Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Minecraft. Yay? Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    What am I watching? Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Christ! NO. MORE. ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    This sure is Assassin's Creed Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Still not sure about that name. Should have gone full palindrome. Xbox One Eno Xobx Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Ummm. Giant Snakes? Ill admit thats new for Assassin's Creed. Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Prem-here. ugh Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    Sounding more like it Reply 0
  • Repsode 11/06/2017

    I'm not sure how to feel about this yet. Reply 0
  • Next mainline Professor Layton game due in July on iOS and Android

  • Repsode 15/04/2017

    @SaddoOne I'm just speculating but I'm guessing that the mobile version is only half the game or a certain number of chapters. IAP fills in the gap. The whole game will cost the same either way. Level 5 would probably love to sell the whole thing up front. But the mobile market won't support that cause people now expect cheap. This is the balance of upfront cost/content Level 5 has settled on. It wouldn't be the first game to do it either. Final Fantasy Dimensions was a free download but you only got the first few hours then you bought the rest piecemeal. I think it was £20-30 in all. Reply 0
  • Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

  • Repsode 11/04/2017

    Welp, there'll go the only official english language version of Shin Megami Tensei as well as Cobra Command and Road Avenger if my list of affected apps is anything to go by. Reply 0
  • Persona 5 is series' biggest launch to date

  • Repsode 10/04/2017

    Good to see. Now just to get the same recognition to its big brother. Still waiting on that next batch of discs because of my "No preorder rule". Tried at the weekend. No luck so far but I'll get there. Reply 0
  • Snake Pass on Switch holds up nicely against PS4

  • Repsode 30/03/2017

    Recent changes in my life have meant that I have to find my gaming where I can get it. The Switch is the only console available right now that allows me to play games at any of my free moments including those rare moments in front of the TV. For that reason I am prioritising research into Switch versions. While performance issues are more likely to affect my decision articles like these are quite interesting to see how close they come to parity. In my case it's largely academic as it's fast becoming a case of Switch version or no version. Sure there will be some exceptions, Persona 5 is next on the shopping list. But given that Yakuza 0, the latest in one of my favourite series, still sits with maybe 2 hrs playtime on the clock, I question how much of it I'll get to play. I definitely think I'll be sidelining games without Switch versions in the future, more out of necessity than anything else. Wonder if I'm alone in that? Reply +3
  • Capcom remasters six classic Disney titles for PS4, Xbox One and PC

  • Repsode 16/03/2017

    Here's a mildly interesting question. Will the collection be renamed outside America? Given that The Disney Afternoon wasn't a thing outside of America(maybe Canada too?). Given that these shows were packaged differently in different countries it may prove difficult to market. In the UK if it were renamed it would probably be named The Disney Club Collection or The Saturday Disney collection. Might not be worth it. People understand it well enough I suppose. Reply 0
  • The new Konami is doing very well indeed

  • Repsode 15/02/2017

    @UncleLou this is very true. Businesses morph, expand and contract all the time. Look at Nintendo. Video games are just one of the many things that company has focused on in the past. It's been a Playing card company, Toy company, taxi company, hotel company, instant rice company. And should the conditions merit it they'll dump video games. Don't think they'd go bankrupt first. If that were to happen I'd imagine they'd head back to their plans to enter the healthcare device market.

    (Kinda) Outside of video games look at Virgin and how many industries that brand's dipped in and out of, including Video games. These companies are there to make money regardless of whether they follow the founding mission statements or not.
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  • Darkseid is an Injustice 2 pre-order incentive

  • Repsode 17/01/2017

    You say Pre-order Incentive. I say Sales Deterrent.
    Let's call the whole thing off!
    Reply +8
  • Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

  • Repsode 03/01/2017

    @ziggy_played_guitar There's too much that's good on there for that. To me, it's closer to the TK Maxx of gaming. You can great bargains there but you have to hunt through a lot of crap to get to them. Reply -1
  • Final Fantasy 15 is getting a free update that bolsters one of the game's best features

  • Repsode 16/12/2016

    @wertps3134 Oh god please. Those are now way past the point of self parody. I genuinely got this headline wth this article:
    "Billionaires Are Shocked By This Method. Watch This Video Now in Local Area"

    I don't even know where to begin parsing it let alone being interested enough to click through. Maybe they're banking on confusion piquing my curiosity?
    Reply +17
  • Elite Dangerous headed to PlayStation 4 in Q2 2017

  • Repsode 08/12/2016

    While i do already own this on PC, if PS VR support ever gets announced I will very likely double dip and hasten my VR purchase as this would be my personal killer app. I've secretly anticipated this for a while. But only when/if that VR support gets announced. For now I'm content with what I've got. Reply +4
  • The Silver Case remake gets a PS4 release date

  • Repsode 08/12/2016

    Been debating getting this on Steam as I really enjoyed the demo. I'm a sucker for the odd end of Japanese gaming. That said, news of a retail release has swayed me to PS4. I can wait a few more months. Off-topic Let It Die is also growing on me. As with all free to play games I'm cautious about when I'll butt up against the need for micropayments but I'm enjoying it so far. Reply 0
  • The 3D-printed Nintendo Switch is one of the best video game fakes we've seen

  • Repsode 17/11/2016

    I have to say it's been bugging for a little while. I knew it couldn't have been a real unit. I was very much leaning on it being 3D printed. That said, the model was so good that I actually entertained the notion of it being a stolen dummy unit from the trailer. Reply +1
  • Super Mario Run launches for iPhone on 15th December

  • Repsode 15/11/2016

    If it can send a signal that people will pay for quality phone games (like the first five years of the App Store, in my opinion the golden age of smartphone gaming), then I'll happily plonk down what I'll predict to be £6.99 on it. That of course depends on whether its quality but hey it's Nintendo. It'll probably be decent at worst. Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild to miss Nintendo Switch launch

  • Repsode 15/11/2016

    @JamesSwiftDay It's the only confirmed Nintendo game sure but weren't there a few third party games confirmed too?

    Project Sonic 2017, Dragon Quest X and XI and Just Dance have been confirmed too right?
    Reply +1
  • Repsode 15/11/2016

    While disappointing, it's worth remembering that this is a very ambitious game for Nintendo and that they are very dedicated to releasing a polished product. There doesn't appear to be a culture of "fix it later" there. Do Nintendo do content patches, sure. Do the do balance patches? If the game needed to be out in the wild to discover the kinks. But bug fixing patches are very, very rare. I wouldn't be surprised if the need for them are considered a failure in the company culture.

    Given that this is essentially Zelda by way of Elder Scrolls, the scope will be larger than normal and thus testing will take time to get to Nintendo's usual standard.

    It'll be a true test of the mantra that devs can't catch most of a game's issues before going gold.

    I suspect that some will seep through to the final game but that it will be considerably more polished at launch than the average Bethesda game.
    Reply +3
  • Watch Sony's fancy pants PS4 advert

  • Repsode 14/11/2016

    @ThatThereTim from an actual product advertisement perspective it's not very informative. We don't see the product or what it can do. BUT it well and truly showed us that Sony (or their marketing team at least) understood. That they got us. It was the perfect distillation of why many of us choose this odd little hobby of ours. It was the moment gaming became mainstream in the UK public consciousness. A lifestyle. I remember it being so effective my mother brought it up in conversation, not me. That never happened before.

    All that being said Cyber Razor Cut remains my favourite as it came just on the cusp of me starting to care about gaming rather that just enjoying it like any of my other toys.
    Reply +2
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review

  • Repsode 07/11/2016

    Given that I'm waiting for 4K TVs to settle down into a proper standard with widespread HDR (For me, 2016 is the 'HD Ready' era of 4K. I'm waiting for the 'Full HD' era. Hopefully it won't be long.), I suspect I should hold off on this for now until we can ascertain just how much effort the wider industry is going to put into 1080p improvements. I'll likely upgrade at some point, definitely after I've gone 4K, but it might be sooner if it's benefits in 1080p become more dependable. Reply +16
  • Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

  • Repsode 31/10/2016

    @scawp Well publishers do. Preorders and week one sales very much determine whether a sequel gets greenlit or not these days, whether they really should or not. Sure we gamers could take a more long term view on these things but realistically, much like the Hollywood blockbuster season, there's a lot of production and marketing money on the line and a lot of competition in the weeks beyond release. These games need to make back a BIG chunk of their money in the small amount of time that the spotlight is firmly on them. Sometimes you score big and release something with traction but you can't count on it. For some reason the long-tail only seems to work for a select few, Nintendo and Minecraft spring to mind. Reply 0
  • Street Fighter 5 sales grind to a halt as community calls for revamp

  • Repsode 28/10/2016

    This game really should be a case study that all other publishers should examine closely. Theres only so far that the concept of selling a promise can be pushed. Capcom crossed that line and they're being rightly punished by consumers for it.

    A shame too. This franchise deserved better. I'd have bought it by now if it were akin to IV in content levels.
    Reply +5
  • Nintendo Switch has a 6.2" 720p multi-touch screen

  • Repsode 28/10/2016

    Sounds good to me. 720p is more good enough at that screen size. A good balance between visual quality and power consumption.

    I understand that it might seem low to people used to the difference between 720p and 1080p on big TVs but at 6.2" it won't matter much. Given that the Vita had a lower resolution (so-called quarter HD) on a screen only 1.2" smaller I suspect few will complain when they see the Switch in person.

    I was personally more worried that the thing would just use Wii U Gamepad panels. As surprisingly decent as they ended up being I would have been miffed if the Switch had them.
    Reply +3
  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • Repsode 26/10/2016

    I'm not going to say I don't preorder but I tend to limit those to obscure physical releases. For example I will absolutely pre order Yakuza 0 because there may be scarcity on disc, it sends a message to Sega for my demand and, most importantly, it's a game that's been out elsewhere for a while and it's overall quality is a largely known quantity.

    I will not and have never pre-ordered a game from any established series particularly big AAA franchises. They never sell out and I have no idea if it's any good. I've never had any desire to play a game day one. They're not single day events.

    This move only serves to delay any prospective purchase from Bethesda and any that follow them. Reviews come first. Then, and only then, will any money be handed over. It's a policy that's served me well in the past and will continue. I don't have the time or money for poor luxury products.
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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.
    Reply +4
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • Samsung KU6400 4K TV review

  • Repsode 08/10/2016

    I'm holding off until 4K standards settle down. When £500 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 +20