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  • The big Zelda: Breath of the Wild interview

  • SBandy 19/01/2017

    Why should Nintendo be dictated to about what to do with their own characters?!

    That bit with Zelda crying in the trailer shocked me because up to this point every previous iteration of Zelda has been strong and independent, so seeing that made me think "Holy shit something real bad must have went down'. I didn't think for one second 'typical emotional woman' or something equally stupid to that effect.

    As for Link also being a girl, or having a female option. If Nintendo want to go down that route fair enough. But it should be up to them, they created the character and should have the freedom to choose how Link is handled.
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  • Nintendo's next big mobile game is coming to Android first

  • SBandy 18/01/2017


    Cool, it's not normally a genre I would go for but if the mobile game leaves a good impression I will seriously consider picking up a full game in the future.
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  • SBandy 18/01/2017

    Ive never actually really tried Fire Emblem before but I will try this on my Android phone. I won't spend any money on it, cause I don't spend in free to play games, but if I enjoy it I will consider investing in the actual 'real' versions of the game on the Wii U (vc) or Switch.

    Seems like a great way to advertise your games and make money while doing it. Also Nintendo can't do right for doing wrong with the backlash they got for charging full price, all be it higher than normal, for Mario Run. I will purchase that when it comes out on Android as I have no issues buying full games on mobile, just won't spend on free to play games.
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  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • SBandy 16/01/2017


    Ok I understand where you are coming from. The portability of the console isn't actually a big thing for me and it will 99% of the time be used in the house therefore the charging grip is not a requirement for me.

    But I am near positive that you can charge the switch with the joycons attached while out and about with any standard usb charger so I don't see that as a massive issue. Plus the joycons have a 20 hour battery life so I honestly can't see a situation arising where I couldn't find the time to charge them for a few hours while I do something else.

    But I do get peoples situations differ from mine.
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  • SBandy 16/01/2017


    Yep but they have 20 hours charge, and yes that will decrease over time, and it is as easy to place them on the docked switch to charge when not in use as it is for me to charge my ps4 controller when Im not using it so I can't see it ever being an issue.

    Certainly not the big deal it is being made out to be by in the article or the comments. I will never have a need to buy the chargable grip so it costs me nothing.
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  • SBandy 16/01/2017

    Why is everything so negative?! The way Eurogamer worded this makes it sound like the joycons wont charge while attached to the docked switch, but I assume they mean cause you will be using them unattached.

    Unless you will be having frankly unhealthy 10 hour plus gaming sessions, it is easy to simply attach the joycons to the docked switch to charge when you are doing different things. This will never really be a problem anyone has to deal with.

    But Eurogamer has apparently decided Switch is bad and now all articles will probably carry this tone.
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  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    Can't deny that is pretty weak, but I am guessing that Zelda will take up at least a month of my life then I will get FAST RMX and double dip on Mario Kart 8.

    I tend to look for positives and I doubt I will end up feeling I got nothing to do or play.

    What I do want to know is where is the Virtual Console details!
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  • UK online shop says it will honour 198.50 Nintendo Switch pre-orders

  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    Fair play. Reply +47
  • Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    I can't play the cover! Reply 0
  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    If all this negativity makes it easier for me to get the Switch on day one then Happy Days! I have my PS4 for third party games. Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch reveal live report

  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    Stop being miserable everyone, Switch offers everything! Reply 0
  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    Power through! Whatever it takes! Reply 0
  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    Seriously, I just don't trust myself to wake at such a ridiculous hour. Only time I have been awake at 4am is cause I never went to bed! Reply 0
  • SBandy 13/01/2017

    No alarm could wake me at 4am so I am powering through. Kicking arse, and getting my arse kicked, on Street Fighter 5 online for the next few hours will get me through. Can't wait! Reply 0
  • Scalebound director sorry game's cancellation "let fans down"

  • SBandy 11/01/2017

    I get Star Fox certainly had issues but I can't understand people saying its awful. The controls work great they just take some getting used to. Once they click the game feels great.

    When you are in a space battle you approach one of the armada ships and turn into the walker on the fly, run up the back of the ship blasting its guns away destroying it before transforming back into the Arwing and blasting away from the explosion.....there really wasn't a more epic game moment like that for me last year!

    The game isn't for everyone yes, but it is nowhere near a bad game.
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  • HDMI 2.1 spec adds 8K/10K video, dynamic HDR and variable refresh

  • SBandy 05/01/2017


    Cheers for the explanation, makes things much clearer!
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  • SBandy 05/01/2017

    I'm not tech savvy enough for this. Does that mean it reduces actual input lag on HDtvs without the need for that HDtvs own game mode being on? Reply +2
  • Stephen's Sausage Roll review

  • SBandy 25/12/2016

    Brilliant! Congrats to Nielka for getting his rewards and Merry Christmas to everybody!

    Thanks to all at Eurogamer for another great year of keeping me entertained on the bus, to and from work, it really does mean a lot!
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  • Super Mario Run review

  • SBandy 16/12/2016


    Of course, it is called Hungry Cat Picross. It is on android not sure about IOS.

    Only cost a few quid and has an initial 320 games plus another couple hundred bonus ones that are being added to at a slow pace and there is weekly challenge puzzles as well and you can play the entire backlog of them.

    It uses colours to fill in spaces rather than the normal style picross but I have sunk hours and hours into it. Great game
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  • SBandy 16/12/2016


    I fully understand your stance and have no problems with it.

    Thankfully for me, and purely selfishly, always online doesn't affect me as I commute by bus and never have connection problems, my only problem is I have an android phone so have to wait a bit longer for the game.

    I am also fully behind the full price no ads system. The only other game I play on my phone is a cracking little picross game that also was full price and no ads. The idea of an official Mario game on my phone is too hard to resist. Hurry up!
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  • The Last of Us fans have a huge Part 2 theory

  • SBandy 06/12/2016


    Accuse me of presuming much (I'm right by the way) then presume how the Last of Us 2 will turn out?

    But hey enjoy complaining about everything, as of course is your right!
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  • SBandy 06/12/2016


    Guess who has more right than you to decide whether The Last of Us gets a sequel or not? The people who created the masterpiece!

    Everyone complaining about the sequel, and yes I can understand their viewpoint to an extent, need to realise the people who created the games are the only ones who really have a say in what happens to the story. We were all in awe of the game, story and characters because of their hard work.

    Thankfully if you really hate the idea you can just ignore all the talk about this new game and never play it so, in the end, why complain?
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  • Ellie is the lead character in The Last of Us Part 2

  • SBandy 05/12/2016


    Here's hoping I don't want Joel to be dead, I want him to have to try and win Ellie's trust back and prove to her he did it for his own right reasons, even if not everybody agrees.

    If the first game was from Joel's perspective with Ellie trying to make him let her in and trust her, then maybe this game will be the other way around. It is confirmed Ellie is the main character this time around so maybe it will be Joel slowly building trust again as the companion character.
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  • SBandy 04/12/2016


    I 'got' the game just fine and if the creators of the first game think they have justified the reason for a sequel I am going to take them at their word!

    Naughty Dogs themselves said they thought about cancelling the sequel but found a story worth telling.

    Also in the worst case scenario that Part II doesn't live up to the original, I can still see the magnificence of the first game in the same way the sequels or prequels didn't ruin the first Jaws, Matrix or Star Wars and games wise, Resident Evil.
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  • SBandy 04/12/2016


    I wasn't aware Druckman said that and that is interesting. I think if she stayed with Joel for a while in Tommy's town, while secretly hating him, she would come to understand his point of view over time. Then when, if, he finally admits the truth to her and the reasons for it she would be able to forgive him and even, as the trailer suggests to me, seek vengeance for him.

    I can't wait to play and find out!
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  • SBandy 04/12/2016


    Absolutely I would be raging too haha!
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  • SBandy 04/12/2016


    Well there is the theory that she maybe already knows the answer but is willing to take him at face value (its in her eyes when she says 'ok', how far have graphics come!).

    Theres already theories online that Joel in the trailer does not appear to have aged and is in her head because he died.

    So here is my theory:

    For last 5 years Ellie, Joel and Tommy and his wife all living happily in their sleepy little town and all of a sudden the Fireflys come knocking looking for the girl with the cure. Ellie is confused and Joel tells fireflys to get lost but they break in and ransack the town killing everyone, including Joel. Before he dies he gets to explain the truth to Ellie and then she is taken away heartbroken.

    She is taken to some house with a group of the Fireflys and she manages to kill them all. Final scuffle ends up in an upstairs bedroom, she kills the guy and finds a guitar and starts playing a song Joel taught her how to play. Outside the house a ghostly figure emerges from the mist and heads into the house and up to the bedroom....
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  • SBandy 04/12/2016



    This is why it is such a great ending.

    Let's say Marlene is right and Joel let Ellie be sacrificed, there would have been riots in the streets and people would probably hunt down Troy Baker or something mad.

    Lets say it was the perfect happy ending and the cure was found and Ellie and Joel went on to live happily ever after. Wouldn't sit right either as thats not the world the game painted and I think a lot of the audience couldn't accept it, would say it was a dream or something.

    In the end it was Joel deciding he would try and make the best of it as he could with his new adopted daughter Ellie and he would burden only himself with the truth of what really happened as he could just about handle it but it would break Ellie. I think its the perfect ending for that storyline.

    I can't wait to see how its handled in part II.
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  • SBandy 04/12/2016


    I see the Last of Us as the spiritual successor to Resident Evil 4.

    Resi 4 is my no.1 game of all time and TLOU has taken the number 2 spot. Both spectacular games!

    I agree with your Nathan Drake assessment (add in mass murderer!) but not Joel, he is a man full of hate and bitterness, and only towards the end of the game does he start to thaw.
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  • SBandy 03/12/2016



    Hell No!

    I can remember the blind panic I felt trying to get to Ellie in the hospital and then trying to escape with her.

    What I remember, which in my opinion justified everything, was Marlene begged for her life but she was so willing to take Ellies without telling her she would die, and for something that might not even work.

    She had to go!
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  • Fresh Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage introduces a new area, offers glimpse at Zelda

  • SBandy 02/12/2016

    Well I got to see some towns which is what I wanted! Looking amazing and I have a feeling the short trailer is Switch footage, it looked better than the other footage.

    Also who is fighting with Link at 23 seconds in the short trailer? Interesting...
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  • Finally, we'll see new Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay this week

  • SBandy 29/11/2016

    I would love a full on story trailer showing towns and some honest to goodness voice acting (though not from Link). I am not fussed if it is Wii U or Switch footage as I dont think the difference will be massive in the end. Reply +6
  • Street Fighter 5's latest stage banned from Capcom's own tournament because it's too distracting

  • SBandy 23/11/2016

    I find the casino stage to be a very distracting stage. The garish lights and numerous people bundled together make it quite difficult to see the other fighter at times!

    Only played the new sky stage once and it was a tad distracting.
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  • Lego City Undercover is getting a Nintendo Switch port

  • SBandy 22/11/2016

    Funniest game I played in years and it was just nice to play a GTA type game as one of the good guys. Plus Frank Honey was just the best.

    If they spruce up the graphics a bit and reduce the load times I will make the switch.
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  • Finishing Final Fantasy

  • SBandy 03/11/2016

    I have only completed FF7 and it was a spectacular game but why do Japanese RPG game devs make their storylines so incomprehensible?!? If I actually understood the end game FF7 would have made my top ten games list.

    I watched Advent Children, more gibberish. FF13 with all that L'cie and Fal'cie (from memory) stuff, what the feck was that all about?! Quit after two hours as life is too short.

    Is it simply a culture thing?! I find it hard to believe unless everyone in Japan is a genius cause it just melts my head!

    Seriousy. There are ways to tell complicated storys in a coherent way....maybe its a translation thing, maybe its a culture thing, but really I think its all just gibberish trying to sound smart and it just annoys and frustrates me which is probably why this game hasn't caught my attention.

    Terranigma on the Snes. That was a complicated story with a pretty bad translation job but damn if it didnt affect me to this day. A remaster overdue.
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  • Street Fighter 5 sales grind to a halt as community calls for revamp

  • SBandy 28/10/2016

    I'm stll having a blast playing it online. It's extremely satisfying winning a hard fought battle.

    The core gameplay is great.
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  • Nintendo won't announce Switch launch date, price and games line-up until January

  • SBandy 27/10/2016


    You are probably right but there is always hope. I hope.
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  • SBandy 27/10/2016

    I'm already sold on the console from the reveal trailer so any other features are simply a bonus.

    I can't help but be cynical about the third party line up fading away to nothing as is now the norm for Nintendo consoles but thats why I also have a PS4.

    What I do hope is we don't have to start the Virtual Console process all over again ala the Wii U, and Gamecube games are finally included (looks the the joycons are analogue so I hope).

    Plus a new Wave Race and an HD remaster of F Zero GX with an easy mode for the story mode 😀.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare perk lets you end a competitive multiplayer game with a tactical nuke

  • SBandy 17/10/2016


    I tried to be patient as I really do think it will be released stand alone next year but it does look like a really well done remaster and I just want to see Captain Price, Gaz and Griggs again! Plus the online multiplayer really was amazing back in the day and I hope it will be again as long as nothing new is added. It is weird how back to basics is a killer feature for me.

    Its my early Xmas treat to myself.
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  • SBandy 17/10/2016


    Ah good to know, cheers!
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  • SBandy 17/10/2016

    I really hope Modern Warfare Remastered's multiplayer is untouched as it was perfect as is with just the three types of kill streak system.

    I havent bought COD in years so I don't feel like too much of a mug paying 80 just to get Modern Warfare (I know I am a mug).
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  • Watch - Ian plays the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer BETA, tries not to die continuously

  • SBandy 16/10/2016


    I fully agree, unfortunately Activision making it an annual series that has pretty much jumped the shark at this point makes people forget how incredible Modern Warfare was. I personally had no interest in FPS' involving any kind of realistic cover but COD4 was a revelation. The single player campaign felt as revolutionary as Goldeneye and the online multiplayer felt....well as revolutioinary as Goldeneye multiplayer.

    Forget Halo (in my opinion it is a snoozefest sorry), COD 4 was the next gen evolution of Goldeneye.
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  • Samsung KU6400 4K TV review

  • SBandy 08/10/2016

    Motion clarity is why I am dreading the day when my 720p panasonic plasma tv dies. LED and LCDs just arent good enough. OLED is meant to be great with motion but is still extremely expensive. Im OK without 4K and HDR for a while yet, it is a steady 60fps that I want to see. Reply +9
  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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