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  • Video: Games that should have been at E3 (but weren't)

  • SBandy 21/06/2014

    Why can't they expand to include other systems ie PS4 and Wii U, these shows are entertaining and it would only improve if they had more examples to use and talk about (games that don't just show up on xbox mostly). Reply +4
  • Nintendo's E3 digital event

  • SBandy 10/06/2014

    @PeterAJTaylor

    I know but I just care about what I want to be honest haha.

    I'l give it a go no matter what though, I love Star Fox!
    Reply 0
  • SBandy 10/06/2014

    I hope the new StarFox isn't too experimental, a straight up sequel to Lylat Wars will do fine Reply 0
  • Star Fox Wii U and two "experimental" Miyamoto projects detailed

  • SBandy 10/06/2014

    Please be true, I have been waiting for a true sequel to Star Fox 64 for near 20 years. I'd even take an HD reboot if it stuck to the core mechanics! Reply +4
  • Wii U firmware update now live, adds Quick Start option

  • SBandy 04/06/2014

    @yodizzle

    You got me!

    I was not simply comparing the start up times of my consoles (which a few people seem to agree with) or saying I was not overly fond of my PS4s UI, I was being an antagonising fanboy!

    Certainly you, with your random stat then uncalled for insult of me, seem to be the more level headed of the two of us!

    By the way, I do have a preference for Nintendo systems and games, never denied it never will. But all I do is say how I feel and call things as I see them. I'm a fan not a fanboy
    Reply -1
  • SBandy 04/06/2014

    @yodizzle

    I don't measure it by stopwatch to be honest but Wii U feels quicker. Plus the Wii U OS is more user friendly eg I know where my games are in the dashboard, that single file system for PS4 is basically shite.

    PS the Wii U quick start update is brill!

    PPS I'm not slagging PS4 but remember all the talk of it being super fast and instant?! feels just like PS3 to me.
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  • SBandy 03/06/2014

    My Wii U already loads up faster than my PS4 and lightyears faster than my xbox 360 so this quick update will just be icing on the cake! Reply +29
  • Terraria is coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year

  • SBandy 04/06/2014

    @gajindersingh

    Fair enough chief, I havent tried Infamous yet because I was not a fan of the older ones

    Killzone looked great but I had to give up due to the dull and unfairly difficult gameplay. I did actually enjoy COD Ghosts campaign though, popcorn style fun!

    Im glad I have the PS4, just don't have that killer game yet!
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  • SBandy 04/06/2014

    Thank goodness another re-release!

    Apologies for the sarcasm but lets be honest in the first 8 months or so of the new gen consoles, the significant 'next generation' experiences can be counted on zero fingers! There is nowt new and exciting! My PS4's best feature is letting me plug my headphones into the controller to watch blurays!

    Xbox One and PS4 need somes impressive E3 presentations cause I'm seriously debating my PS4 at the moment.
    Reply +8
  • Watch Dogs is the biggest new IP launch in the UK ever

  • SBandy 02/06/2014

    I can't get Dolphin Shoals music out of my head! It's too saxxy!! Reply 0
  • Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break out in 2015

  • SBandy 29/05/2014

    That last clip at the end with him walking around looked brill. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs Mario Kart 8

  • SBandy 25/05/2014

    @NeoTechni

    We shall respect each others opinions and move on.
    Reply +2
  • SBandy 24/05/2014

    The problem with everyone saying 'if Nintendo simply made a console as powerful as the others the third parties will come back' is that it just isn't true (Gamecube), same as it isn't true if the console is the sales leader (Wii).

    There are a few reasons:

    Nintendo burnt it's bridges back in the N64 days and still haven't fixed it yet.
    The consoles may not be developer friendly in that some effort is expected.
    Nintendo will not very often throw down cash for third parties.
    Third parties are terrified of competing with Nintendo on their own console.

    If Nintendo went third party the rest of the third parties would shit a brick simply because the Nintendo games would be simply better than the rest. And it would probably lead to a crash as sales for the rest would go down.
    Reply +2
  • SBandy 24/05/2014

    I don't think the 4 player split screen is getting the respect it deserves. Some sites (cough CVG cough) have criticised the 4 player splitscreen for only being 30fps.

    Personally I think the fact the 4 player maintains such a relatively steady 30fps with such low input lag is a great accomplishment, especially considering many games, even on the new gen consoles, can't maintain a steady 30fps in their single player modes nevermind in any multiplayer mode (that they probably don't even have to be fair)!

    I can't wait to get the lads round for some multiplayer MK 8 with a few beers!


    PS: Gamersyde has some full framerate videos up now of the game and it looks gorgeous.
    Reply +21
  • John Oliver imagines a gay-friendly Nintendo multiverse

  • SBandy 20/05/2014

    @dirtysteve

    I really don't want to get into all of that cause it really is a delicate situation which can kick off easily. I personally don't come to sites like this to discuss the ills of the world, I come here because I love videogames! I'm not saying there isn't room for discussions like this but it appears we all lose the rag in the end!

    My issue has been in the way it has been reported by Eurogamer, it should be treated as neutral or at least have the conviction to make its stance clear, not have all these constant digs at Nintendo. Plus I really hate the use of the word bigotry unless there is some evidence at least to prove there has been some!

    By the way if I have misinterpreted your post in any way I apologise, been a long day!
    Reply +8
  • SBandy 20/05/2014

    This is obviously a sensitive area but this is becoming ridiculous. I have said in another post that it would be great if everyone could be represented in games. I also said that Eurogamer should treat these stories with a neutral tone and keep the individual writers opinion for an opinion piece or something.

    What annoys me here is the subheading, are you accusing Nintendo of being bigots? I don't mind if you are but just come out and say it and not in this sneaky, underhanded style. And if you do say it, give a reasoned argument why you believe it and give some constructive criticism, don't just take potshots cause guess what? That helps no one.
    Reply +7
  • Mario Kart 8 review

  • SBandy 15/05/2014

    Can't wait! I also like how Nintendo seems to be the only one who let reviews for their games come out a good couple of weeks before release, they know their games are that good! Reply +17
  • Swords & Soldiers HD dated for Wii U next week

  • SBandy 13/05/2014

    @Playstationman

    Irony
    Reply +3
  • Xbox One without Kinect "levels the playing field" with PS4

  • SBandy 13/05/2014

    I feel the battle is lost, Europe especially is Playstation territory and consumers have a longer memory than companies think. Wii U and PS4 will do me.

    It would take something like Final Fantasy 7 remake Microsoft exclusive or something to pull them back in.
    Reply +6
  • Nintendo refuses to allow same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

  • SBandy 08/05/2014

    This is a deliate one. First of all I believe everybody should be represented in a game if possible but couple of points

    Eurogamer should take a neutral stance on this for a news story. By all means address your views in a blog but the aggressive tone is encouraging comments section to get out of hand

    Another Nintendo witch hunt!?

    Should we have a list of all games with relationships and see what they do and dont allow and deal with the bigger picture?

    Does a company have a right to make the game they want to regardless of whats considered right?

    As a left handed player I know what its like to not feel represented as a gamer, can we have a blog on that issue!?
    Reply +10
  • Project Cars commits to Nov 2014 release with stunning new trailer

  • SBandy 23/04/2014

    I am looking to get this for Wii U as perfect partner for Mario Kart 8, Hopefully you can get it running at 60fps too, don't mind if it is at the expense of a few of the fancier effects as framerate is king for me, and something Ive grown accustomed to with Nintendo games! Reply 0
  • Fatal Frame/Project Zero for Wii U in the works

  • SBandy 22/04/2014

    Never played any of the Fatal Frame games but always had a passing interest, so if this new game makes it to the UK would be very tempted as like a good scare and the gamepad would facilitate this nicely.

    One benefit, maybe, in the fact Wii U does get left out of a lot of 3rd party games is it means I am more likely to take a risk on a more obscure game, I guess!

    Also, get me my new Eternal Darkness, REmake HD, RE 4 Ultimate HD edition a la PC but with added wiimote controls (come on Capcom bring the ultimate version back to a Nintendo console where the original begin!) !!
    Reply +1
  • The silent composer

  • SBandy 19/04/2014

    Music is massively important for me in games, Mario Galaxy, Shadow of the Collosus, Mario 3d World etc.

    I, like so many others, was looking forward to Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze but that excitement took on another level when I found out David Wise was back to do the music! I was not let down either, one of the best soundtracks in years!
    Reply +3
  • Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • SBandy 03/04/2014

    Nintendo need to push this game hard and release a MK Wii U bundle. Game looks gorgeous. Reply +16
  • Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate delayed

  • SBandy 02/04/2014

    @FuzzyZealot

    Where do you think the world would be if everyone decided to follow the expected norm rather than their own vision?

    A pretty fucking awful place would be the answer.
    Reply +1
  • SBandy 02/04/2014

    @Bill_P

    You are misinformed, you can play all Wii VC games on your Wii U if you transfer them over from the Wii. Yes it is a lengthy process and yes it doesn't take advantage of any Wii U power and you need the Wii controllers but at least they offer the choice of backwards compatibility which is something both Sony and MS have spectacularly failed at this gen.

    I played Lylat Wars on my Wii U just the other week!
    Reply +6
  • The Last of Us headed to PS4 this summer, Sony employee says

  • SBandy 27/03/2014

    I would buy this and spruced up Uncharted Trilogy in a heartbeat! Reply +22
  • Wii U Virtual Console gets first GBA game next week

  • SBandy 25/03/2014

    Can't wait to play to play:
    the Metroids
    Superstar Saga
    Yoshi's Island(would prefer Snes version but better take what I can get)

    Never had any handhelds so the GBA games will be a real treat!
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  • Google Chromecast launches in the UK today, priced 30

  • SBandy 19/03/2014

    @arcam

    Cheers for that, a pity, but if BT Sport supports it that would be handy!
    Reply 0
  • SBandy 19/03/2014

    Does Sky Go work with it? Reply 0
  • And the fifth and final new character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 is...

  • SBandy 17/03/2014

    Just hurry up and announce it for PS4! We all know it's going to happen! Reply +3
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem retrospective

  • SBandy 09/03/2014

    Great game with real oppresive atmosphere. The voice acting was excellent as well. Reply +2
  • Games are squandering their potential to truly immerse us

  • SBandy 08/03/2014

    Resident Evil 4 did it perfectly with collectibles and an immersive world (like it did most things).

    Finding all the treasures with the map became an addiction and you were constantly rewarded during the course of your playthrough as you could sell the goods to the merchant to upgrade your arsenal, so there was real purpose to it.

    God I love Resident Evil 4!
    Reply +6
  • Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition comes with a real life Spiny Shell

  • SBandy 06/03/2014

    I don't mind the blue shell, it is required to balance the game. Plus all my years playing MK Wii online, the good players consistently finished in top 3 in races so there is still skill involved. I was unbeatable on GBA Bowser Castle 3! Reply +2
  • In Theory: 1080p30 vs 720p60 - could next-gen let us choose?

  • SBandy 02/03/2014

    I only have a 720p plasma tv but regardless of resolution I think 60 fps should be mandatory and games built around that. Playing Donkey Kong on my Wii U and it is remarkably beautiful and smooth. Just completed COD Ghosts on my PS4 and it is not pushing any boundaries but the solidity of the 60fps adds to the set pieces no end, and I believe has made it more of a spectacle than Shadow Fall which lomks great standing still but 'wishy washy' in motion.

    Also I dont buy the 'only some games need 60fps' spiel. EVERY game would benefit no end from a locked 60fps.
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo terminating Wii and DS online services

  • SBandy 27/02/2014

    Mario Kart Wii and Brawl are both still very active online, and to be fair to Nintendo they have kept the servers open for them for nearly 6 years so its not massively unreasonable considering their online is free.

    If it gets more people to pick up a Wii U then Im all for it, its a great machine that dfserves more success than its getting.
    Reply +20
  • Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

  • SBandy 20/02/2014

    I don't think it is right to say 'I was wrong about Titanfall', surely it's more 'My opinion regarding the game has changed'.

    The way the writer has put it makes it sound like everyone who doesn't like the game is 'wrong' to feel that way and that is not appropriate. In my opinion of course.

    I cannot comment on the game itself as I haven't played it.
    Reply +3
  • Mario Kart 8 release date announced

  • SBandy 14/02/2014

    @smelly

    I don't dispute that at all, and when you consider how highly polished all the games are it is truly exceptional.

    This desire doesn't come from a 'wii u doesn't have enough games' angle, as I have plenty. This comes from pure greed, I just want more Nintendo games because I think they are the best games in the world.

    Give me more Star Fox, more F Zero, more Wave Race, more Eternal Darkness, more new IP's

    Unrealistic and unfair expectations? Probably, but I can't help it!
    Reply +7
  • SBandy 13/02/2014

    @Bluetooth

    I love the Wii U, I don't particularly need them to innovate just release more games, new ones from classic series like Star Fox and F zero for example. I would also love them to task Retro with coming up with a new stealth FPS in the mould of Goldeneye/Perfect Dark from the N64 era with online multiplayer. And yes some other new IPs too.

    They have flaws but I can't help it that I can't wait for the new Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Smash games, they all look gorgeous in my eyes.

    I also have a PS4 arriving in next few days so I think that PS4 and Wii U is going to keep me very happy for the next lots of years!
    Reply +13
  • Resident Evil 4 retrospective

  • SBandy 02/02/2014

    My favourite game of all time I still blast through it a few times a year, firstly with a fresh start then through the game plus mode where I just blast through everyone mercilessly.

    The gunplay in this game is the most satisfying in any Ive played and the enemies react perfectly to the impact whici makes it oh so satisfying.

    The first time playing through the village is something I will never forget. Love this masterpiece!
    Reply +3
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate heading to Europe in early 2015

  • SBandy 28/01/2014

    I have tried the Wii U demo a couple of times but I find the fact that it is not one giant world but one that is broken up into tiny bits that don't actually look that connected really distracting and disappointing. I always figured it was properly open world.

    Plus I just don't really have a clue what I'm doing, not very user friendly in my opinion!
    Reply +1
  • Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition announced for PC

  • SBandy 21/01/2014

    @samharper

    Already have the Wii version, which is amazing ,it's just it is my fave game of all time so would love the ultimate HD version on Wii U with those fantastic wiimote controls still!
    Reply +4
  • SBandy 21/01/2014

    Get this on the Wii U with wiimote controls and my life is complete! Reply +2
  • This is Spinal, Killer Instinct's next new character

  • SBandy 21/01/2014

    @benjamineugenenelson

    To answer your question it's not bad so release a demo

    Everything else you have said has nowt to do with free to play but microsoft being unreasonable.
    Reply -1
  • SBandy 21/01/2014

    @benjamineugenenelson

    Then release a demo before releasing a complete game with all the characters, arcade mode etc included.
    Reply -1
  • SBandy 21/01/2014

    @jrb

    I did read the article and I would argue that saying you have early access does not necessarily mean for free, may just mean early opportunity to pay for him.

    This free to play model in my opinion is awful and somewhat confusing and I wouldn't be going anywhere near it if except for the fact that I love Killer Instinct!
    Reply -1
  • SBandy 20/01/2014

    @velociferocks

    Good stuff, Killer Instinct is why Im going to go with Xbox One in the next 12 months.
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  • SBandy 20/01/2014

    If you buy the Ultra edition of the game, is Spinal free? Because if not it is a pisstake Reply -1
  • Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

  • SBandy 17/01/2014

    I love Nintendo but change is needed. They need some of that ruthlessness back. Reply +3
  • The Steam Controller ditches its touchscreen

  • SBandy 16/01/2014

    Captainkid, Olemak

    Cheers for that, I am definately not in their target market at presemt it appears!
    Reply 0