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  • Life after console generations has one big upside

  • SBandy 07/09/2016

    I will be interested to see what Sony reveal tonight and I am very happy with my PS4 but I feel that after I get the NX (barring its reveal being disastrous), I think I am going to look backward to my massive games catalgue that I havent got anywhere near on my PS4 and Wii U and previous consoles.

    I have been getting more and more frustrated with the way consoles have been going and the dawn of online gaming has brought more headaches than joy for me. Only game I play online is Street Fighter and that pisses me off too quite a bit.

    I think as the old console cycle changes beyond recognition the retro market will grow as nostalgia plays a massive part in gaming. It certainly does for me and I am beginning to lose touch, or rather I can't be bothered trying to keep up, with the new style of playing games on consoles.

    Plus DLC and preorder incentives can go jump as far as I am concerned as I beleive they have seriously impacted the initial and overall quality of games these days.
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  • Nintendo lawyers jump on No Mario's Sky parody

  • SBandy 05/09/2016

    @HisDivineOrder

    Do you really think in that scenario those games would be anywhere near as good if they aren't made by Nintendo?
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  • SBandy 05/09/2016

    @TimmishMcgraw

    Just cause people believe a company, indie developer or the man on the street has a right to have a say over their own creation doesn't make them good little consumers.

    Are businesses/people not entitled to protect their own stuff in any way they want?

    The law should always favour the creator of something in my opinion and the creator should always have final say over their creation.

    I would expect to have that right if I had any talent whatsoever to create anything!

    This issue was resolved when the guy just changed the name and aesthetics and thats how it should be so it is now completely his and if someone tryed to use his creation the law should be on his side to protect it.
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  • SBandy 05/09/2016

    @Caimbeul

    Yeh it was a perfectly fair question and apologies if my reply came accross cheeky.

    I didn't notice it was in Eurogamers sub heading that it was them who said parody.

    I personally don't think the game is a parody of either Mario or NMS and it is just a cool little game where the guy used mario's name and likeness so of course it would be an issue for Nintendo.

    I really have no sympathy for people who use other peoples IP then have their stuff pulled down. I would protect anything I created and expect others too as well.

    Look at Axiom Verge or Fast Racing Neo that take clear inspiration from classic Ninty games but use their own IP and therefore avoid any issues yet deliver great Nintendo like experiences. Thats the way to do it.
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  • SBandy 05/09/2016

    @Caimbeul

    Don't think this would qualify as a parody though.

    The idea is cool enough for the guy who created it to just use his own individual characters as he is doing now.
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  • Face-Off: Resident Evil 4 Remastered

  • SBandy 04/09/2016

    @RSX901

    It is hard to quantify but I will try and sum up why it felt that way to me, and to clarify it it is just my personal feeling.

    - the open but actually linear gameplay.
    -the very satisfying combat.
    -the mix of survival and genuine scares.
    -the crafting/supply system felt like the natural evolution of the RE4 system.
    -The world felt naturally connected.
    -the fact that I jumped straight into the new game plus mode not once but twice.

    There is a lot different between the games but for me there is a feel between the two games that just clicks for me, which is why Last of Us is now my second fave game of all time after Resident Evil 4.

    As self contained games they are perfect.
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  • SBandy 03/09/2016

    The Wii version still has the best controls but I am very much loving the PS4 version at 60fps. Feels great with the dualshock 4 and it is the best the game has looked on my plasma tv.

    It is great having RE4, aka the best game of all time, with what many call its spiritual successor, The Evil Within, and in my opinion its real spiritual successor, The Last of Us, on the one console.

    I am a happy man!
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  • Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar's favour

  • SBandy 02/09/2016

    I love the idea of the Judge putting in a hundred hours on GTA V to fully examine the case. Reply +6
  • Watch: Our favourite local multiplayer games

  • SBandy 28/08/2016

    WWF No Mercy is no.1 for me followed by Goldeneye and I have to give kudos to Wii Sports. That game was revolutionry in that it got everyone in the house playing together not just me and my mates. Reply +2
  • The King of Fighters 14 review

  • SBandy 22/08/2016

    @neilka

    Eurogamer please review Stephen's Sausage Roll for neilka's (and my) sanity! Plus at this stage I am genuinely curious!
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  • Yooka-Laylee's ice level lets you transform into a snowplough

  • SBandy 17/08/2016

    Looking fantastic and loving the very Rare-esque humour! Reply +11
  • Sega 3D Classics Collection release date set for November

  • SBandy 12/08/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Cool.
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  • SBandy 12/08/2016

    @IronSoldier

    OK but it just seems a bit of a strange stance when there is a console that plays those games perfectly with the aforementioned abilities that you seem to want. Should tick all the boxes for you to make the purchase.
    Reply +14
  • SBandy 12/08/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Ok but I do wonder why you are lamenting the lack of a 3d screen (probably) on a new system when you wouldn't even buy the original system for a game you would love to own with a feature you appear to appreciate?
    Reply +19
  • SBandy 12/08/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Fair enough.
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  • SBandy 12/08/2016

    @IronSoldier

    anything you do buy?
    Reply +15
  • 16-bit Disney classics out now on PC

  • SBandy 04/08/2016

    The SNES Aladdin was far superior to the Megadrive version in my opinion! Reply 0
  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • SBandy 28/07/2016

    I am not actually into Pokemon but I am pretty sure if they released the NX with a fully fledged 3d Pokemon game that you can play on the tv and on the go, the NX will fly off the shelves.

    I am and always will be a Nintendo man so the NX reveal will have to be pretty awful for me not to get one really. I like the hybrid idea.
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  • Resident Evil 4 finally has a PlayStation 4, Xbox One release date

  • SBandy 07/07/2016

    Best Game EVER made! Ever! Reply -1
  • Evolve goes free-to-play, devs discuss "DLC s***storm"

  • SBandy 07/07/2016

    @LFace

    Thats fair enough. I probably shouldn't have used a sweeping statement for what is only my personal opinion haha. I just really want Left 4 Dead 3!
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  • SBandy 07/07/2016

    This game was never going to work regardless of the extremely scummy DLC practice. Bottom line is 4 against 1 was gonna get boring extremely quickly and is pretty much the opposite of why people loved Left 4 Dead. Reply -2
  • Why I love video game credits

  • SBandy 02/07/2016

    My favourite end credits are from my SNES days, mainly Zelda: A Link to the Past and Terranigma which was a real tearjerker then and now.

    Also the credits for The Last of Us, the way the music from the game rolls into the credits is magnificent and after playing such an amazing game I needed to watch the credits out of respect for those who created it.
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  • The best reason to own a Kinect is coming in July

  • SBandy 28/06/2016

    Its like Bottom the game! Reply +10
  • Are 4K visuals really the best use for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo?

  • SBandy 18/06/2016

    @captainT

    Well I am due an eye test to be fair!
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  • SBandy 18/06/2016

    @VEGA

    Yeh I'm not doubting that, like I said I was just relaying my own impression of what I did see and wasn't making a sweeping statement declaring 4k made no difference and didn't intend it to be read as such.

    My original view point stands though that I would rather the console and games makers master 1080p at 60fps first!
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  • SBandy 18/06/2016

    @captainT

    I didnt state that, I said it didnt appear to be much of a difference, I can only comment on what I saw on the 4k tv with 4k video.
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  • SBandy 18/06/2016

    Framerate should always be King! I still have my 43 inch 720p plasma and my PS4, Wii U and Xbox One games look great on it particualarly those running at 60fps.

    My folks picked up a 55 inch LG 4K TV which has Netflix with 4K built in. It looks good but does not appear to be a massive step up over 1080p. Surely 4K is only really of benefit for massive sized TVs.

    Just master 1080p at 60fps before going for the next target.
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  • Nintendo confirms there is no female Link in Breath of the Wild

  • SBandy 14/06/2016

    The bottom line is that these are Nintendo's characters and stories and they should have freedom to do what they want with them.

    I am all for more variety of gender/race/sexuality in games but when companies are pressured into doing it then that is against freedom of choice and surely that is against the entire point?
    Reply +19
  • Resident Evil 7's demo fails to be the next P.T.

  • SBandy 14/06/2016

    I enjoyed it. Plus it can't go for the weirdness of PT because Resident Evil has always tried to be grounded in science made monsters rather than ghosts.

    Plus PT didnt make any sense in how you progress When you have to use a guide to figure out how to progress through a game that is not good design. It is still the scariest thing I ever played though!
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  • Why you shouldn't ignore Uncharted 4's multiplayer

  • SBandy 12/05/2016

    Haven't played the multiplayer yet but I am finding the rope oh so satisfying to use in the main game. Enjoying it immensely! Reply +4
  • In honour of Tom Hanks' Desert Island Discs, here is a belated piece about his typewriter app

  • SBandy 12/05/2016

    Tom Hanks is the best. The Burbs is probably my favourite film of all time. Reply +8
  • Don't care about VR? Neither did I

  • SBandy 08/05/2016

    I got a cardboard a few months ago for my galaxy s5 as I was curious. It is very much 'my first vr' kit but there was one app where a T-rex got right in my face and I found myself backing into a wall in my room where I realised the immense potential.

    I have PS4VR preordered and what I am looking forward to most is the underwater cage bit with the shark. Its something I want to do in real life (see a great white from a cage) but my fear of flying has kind of scuppered that. This is where VR can be a very nice alternative way of living out someones more unachievable goals.
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  • Nintendo's NX console launches March 2017 globally

  • SBandy 27/04/2016

    Well at least it gives me time to save for NX after PSVR.

    But Nintendo needs to come out and reveal what the NX is sooner rather than later as all these rumours are getting tiring and I'm getting fed up. At least its normal enough to play Zelda!

    Feels like Nintendo are going for a complete clean break from Wii U and maybe 3DS before the reveal of this 'brand new concept'. I hope they have ways to reward the owners of those consoles,especially Wii U owners, who now have very little to look forward to for the next year pretty much.
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  • Star Fox Zero review

  • SBandy 20/04/2016

    Even if all the reviews for this game were awful nothings going to disuade me from getting it. I have waited near 2 decades for a new proper Star Fox game and I can't wait to try it. I hope the controls become rewarding after I put the hours in.

    Strangely enough I hated the way the Arwings felt in Assault on the Gamecube, just didnt seem to have the feeling of weight they did in the Snes N64 games.
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  • Watch: Where did Resident Evil go wrong?

  • SBandy 17/04/2016

    @Hellotherenow

    I certainly will be getting it for either xbox one or ps4. I really hope that capcom put the effort in to this re-release and give it the full 1080p, remastered textures, 60fps experience and spruce up the old ps2 fmvs from the ada mission. I have high hopes as the fact they are waiting til years end to release it last means they clearly realise it is such an important game to so many of us.

    I play through the Wii edition a couple of times a years, the game is just that good!
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  • SBandy 16/04/2016

    @Hellotherenow

    For me Resi 4 is simply the best game ever made.

    I remember being so hyped for it, reading up on it for a couple of years in NGamer magazine, or whatever it was called back then, and seeing it go through its different iterations before Mikami settled on his final approach. Then on the day it came out in Norn Iron I could not find a copy anywhere in any shop or online, I even got swindled on ebay from some guy who apparently had ten copies ( I did get my money back eventually).

    Finally two months later the game was re-stocked and I got my hands on it and played it through to completion....and then immediately played through it again and again.

    My expectations for the game were not just met but blown away. The best game ever made, ever. And then they go and improve it with the Wii version. Perfection.
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  • SBandy 16/04/2016

    Resident Evil 4 is perfection, after that there was only one way to go. Reply +6
  • Face-Off: Microsoft Xbox Elite controller vs Razer Wildcat

  • SBandy 17/04/2016

    I love the xbox one controller and it fixed the only thing wrong with the 360 controller, the d pad. However the actually build quality os the worst in any controller i can remember I have now had to buy 2 replacements which is something I have never had to do.

    It just does not seem to be able to withstand prolonged use in something like a Killer Instinct session. The plastic finish is very cheap and starts to fall apart. Compared to my Wii U gamepad and PS4 controller its pretty shocking.

    Think I will save up and get an elite.
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  • The end of Nintendo's weird GamePad era

  • SBandy 13/04/2016

    I do love the Wii U and the gamepad's second screen felt essential in games like Splatoon and the two remastered Zelda's but likewise games like Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart and all VC games felt much better with the Wii U pro controller. Weird choices on Nintendo's part like not having an option to just turn the second screen off when using the pad for more traditional games annoyed me but hey its nintendo.

    From this article and rumours I have read it appears Nintendo is just going to go for a more traditional game controller this time around. I would hope they just use the Wii U pro controller design with anologue triggers and gyro control option.

    The Wii U has been a great console and I can't wait for Star Fox.
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  • There's no need to worry about Star Fox Zero's strange controls

  • SBandy 05/04/2016

    I have gone from cautious to extemely excited and now cant wait to pick this up on the 22nd! Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil 6 Remastered

  • SBandy 05/04/2016

    I picked it up on PS4 as never got into it on Xbox 360 and I am well aware of its reputation but Leon and Chris in the same game is still a grand thought. The 60fps makes a massive difference and while the game is far from perfect I hope it means 5 and 4 also get the same update.

    My dream is for Resident Evil 4 at 60fps with wii pointer controls, that would be the ultimate experience for the best game ever made (in my opinion)!
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  • Miitomo: Nintendo's attempt to clean up social media

  • SBandy 04/04/2016

    Nintendo should get credit for describing it as 'free to start' as that is probably the most honest description compared to 'free to play' which is being a bit more economical with the truth! Reply +22
  • Capcom patches out Chun-Li's ridiculous boob physics

  • SBandy 29/03/2016

    So this update really does provide stability... Reply +71
  • Nintendo NX controller reports gather pace

  • SBandy 23/03/2016

    That looks shite and tiny compared to the Wii U gamepad. I call shenanigans. Reply +8
  • Star Fox 64 launches on Wii U Virtual Console this week

  • SBandy 21/03/2016

    Nintendo Uk have confirmed it is indeed the US version of the game which is excellent news and should also have the rumble back unlike the Wii VC version. Kinda gonna miss the Lylat Wars name now..... Reply 0
  • BioShock: The Collection spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • SBandy 17/03/2016

    @Rufus

    Our struggle is real!
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  • SBandy 17/03/2016

    @mentalabhoration

    It didn't let me swap the sticks around so I could aim with the left stick with my stronger hand. I know for some Lefties like my mate he has no problem aiming with the right stick but I am terrible at it and after the first portion of the game I kept dying due to not being able to precisely aim.

    I remember I even sent an email to 2K begging for an update to add a southpaw option but they never did haha.
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  • SBandy 17/03/2016

    I never got too far into bioshock 1 as it didnt have a left handed option but I loved what I did play until the control issue got to me. I will deffo pick this up as that is no longer an issue. Thank goodness for Xbox and PS4 re-mappable control features! Reply +7
  • Tips for playing Street Fighter 5

  • SBandy 16/02/2016

    How do you do a V-reversal? Reply 0
  • What Street Fighter 5 will - and won't - have at launch

  • SBandy 12/02/2016

    I can survive on single player stories and online ranked for a well over a month before the rest of the game shows up so I am happy enough. Game looks gorgeous! Reply +5