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  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • SBandy 25/04/2015


    Your first point I disagree with, at the time nothing on xbox or ps2 was more demanding. I'd consider F Zero GX the highlight of that gen technically (although RE 4 is close second and my fave of all time).

    Your point about PC is probably right. Im just a bit annoyed companies on Xbox One and PS4 would get out of that way of thinking and concentrate on doing their own thing, a bit like Nintendo. I enjoyed it when titles took advantage of the strength of each individual systems eg wrestling games varied wildly from system to system but were all enjoyable in their own right.
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  • SBandy 25/04/2015

    Gamecube was a powerhouse with a controller that melted into the hand.

    What I honestly don't understand is, with all these GC games still looking awesome at 60fps, why do so many companies insist on forgoing a super smooth framrate for slightly better special effects/resolution. I would gladly have a slightly lower resolution or less sparkly effect for 60fps.

    Gamecube proves you can have best of both worlds, and in today so do games like Smash Wii U, Mario Kart 8 and Killer Instinct and Last of Us remastered.

    Years from now it will be the games with the best performance that will have aged the best.
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  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • SBandy 20/04/2015


    Cause they back it up with gameplay.
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  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC track list and footage

  • SBandy 15/04/2015

    Looks amazing. To think, I got 5.49 off the digital price of Mario Kart 8 for upgrading to the Wii U VC Super Mario Kart, I then got a free game in the promotion (New SMBU - underrated), and to top it off some of the best DLC ever at a great price and now the free 200cc update which will almost be like a new game with how every track will play differently. Mario Kart 8 has been the definition of value for money! Reply +11
  • N64, DS games launch on Wii U Virtual Console

  • SBandy 02/04/2015


    For 1.79 I now get to play Mario 64 in bed, there is nothing obscene about that. And when it comes to backwards compatability Nintendo is leagues ahead of Microsoft and Sony in that regard in that it actually has it. 1.79 is worth the price of an upgrade for gamepad play and miiverse and flexible controls. And the full prices arent that awful either for value for money. In my opinion of course.
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  • SBandy 01/04/2015


    Hopefully won't be too much longer now!
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  • Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing DLC brought forward

  • SBandy 02/04/2015

    200cc mode looks fab and a proper F Zero-esque challenge. Excellent addition alongside the DLC I almost forgot I bought months ago! Reply +11
  • Anita Sarkeesian debuts her Positive Female Characters series

  • SBandy 31/03/2015

    Surely Samus of Metroid fame is the ultimate example of hero first. Maybe ignore the bikini image but still very important statement at the time. Reply +5
  • Nintendo to release games on phones and tablets

  • SBandy 17/03/2015

    Nintendo: It's in your De.N.A. Reply 0
  • PS4 update 2.50 to add Suspend/Resume feature

  • SBandy 12/03/2015

    As a left handed player the ability to remap controls will be incredibly useful for an fps that doesn't let you swap the sticks like outcast. Hopefully remapped controls work on all games! Reply +1
  • Uncharted 4 delayed to spring 2016

  • SBandy 11/03/2015

    Uncharted Trilogy remastered for October to December this year would fill the gap nicely. I have just completed Last of Us remasted on PS4 and it is a masterpiece, now up there with my fave games of all time.

    I have sky high hopes for Uncharted 4 so if more time is required then so be it. I hope, after the very minor disappoinent I had with Uncharted 3, it reaches the heights of Uncharted 2!
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  • Face-Off: Evolve

  • SBandy 14/02/2015

    I LOVED the first left 4 dead on the 360 and it gave me so many memories with my mates acting as a team, and a lot where we screwed each other over!

    Regardless of all this technical mumbo jumbo it just seems that the team behind that game have forgot what made that game magical. The randomness of the Directors AI and the 4 on 4 team play and the great set pieces.

    I will admit I haven't played this in any form yet but when the gameplay videos bore me I know there is something missing.

    Give me Left 4 Dead 3!
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  • That was quick: people selling New 3DS Ambassador Edition for up to 400 on eBay

  • SBandy 07/01/2015

    Stop with all the teasing already Nintendo and give us a UK release date please! I have decided this is the time to jump on the 3DS train with this new iteration. The thought of Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 in 3d has convinced me! Reply +1
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • SBandy 18/12/2014

    Seriously, life is too short for shit like this. Reply +12
  • The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

  • SBandy 29/11/2014

    I adore my Wii U. I also love my xbox one (aka my Killer Instinct machine). Was playing smash there for the first time and it is gorgeous, online worked for me too which is great as it is hard to organise mates over for local play these days.

    I love the game pad, but just got a pro controller this week and it is fantastic, playing Mario Kart and Most Wanted with it feels great, should have included one with the console I feel.

    I have a feeling in a few years people will look back at the Wii U console and regard it as an absolute classic, I already know it is.
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  • WWE 2K15 review

  • SBandy 27/11/2014

    Just remake WWF No Mercy in glorious HD at 60fps.

    The hours me and my mates spent playing the Royal Rumble...good times.
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  • Digital Foundry vs Watch Dogs on Wii U

  • SBandy 27/11/2014

    Thank goodness it appears Nintendo insist on no screen tear in the games on their system. A part of me thinks thats why all the third party games skip the Wii U, because Nintendo has quality standards. After the issues with the third party releases in the last few months, I'm actually now convinced.

    Microsoft and Sony, demand better!
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  • Killer Instinct Season 2 reveals third playable character Kan-Ra

  • SBandy 18/11/2014

    The reason I bought an Xbox One and its a fantastic game. I just hope Cinder lives up to my expectations, he was my main man in the first KI, I just hope Iron Galaxy don't mess with him too much. Plus cannot wait to hear what Mick Gordon does with Trailblazer! Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • SBandy 17/11/2014


    I think they should give a proper score immediately reflecting the state the game is in at release as that is when the majority of people will buy it and have to suffer through unfinished games. If anything they would be letting the game makers off the hook by leaving a score off.

    However games sites would need to be really honest and award the mark deserved and not the mark they want the game to be.

    Maybe Games makers would raise standards if their games were getting 3's and 4's instead of safe 7's.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • SBandy 17/11/2014

    An absolute classic like Bayonetta 2 fades away into nothing and broken games like Unity sell like hotcakes. Sometimes I despair.

    BUT then I realise everyone has different tastes,I will continue to play and love my Bayonettas and people will find enjoyment out of Assassin's Creed so who am I to judge!

    PS I did play the first Assassin's Creed back in the day for a couple of hours and it bored me to death so never bothered with the series again.
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  • Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack One review

  • SBandy 14/11/2014


    Select the custom option for online and it gives the option of no items.
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  • SBandy 14/11/2014


    Create or join a tournament that has no items and is only using DLC levels.
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  • The games that have defined PS4 and Xbox One

  • SBandy 09/11/2014

    The only game that has defined these new machines is Killer Instinct. I first got the PS4, I thought 'hey the controller is miles better and Flower is beautiful at 60fps'. but then I realised that I spent most of my time on Netflix and a certain fighting game kept calling to me (I played the SNES ans N64 versions to death).

    So I got rid of my PS4 (until Uncharted 4 comes out ) and got the Xbox One, it too had improved the only aspect of the 360 controller I hated which was the dpad and I downloaded Killer Instict. I have not looked back, it truly is my new favourite fighting game and I play online for hours at times.

    The rest of the games I'm not fussed by but KI was worth it in my opinion, it's proprly gorgeous too.

    Plus my WiiU keps me more than busy, I have Bayonetta 1 and 2 to get through this month before Smash hits!
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  • Everything not saved will be lost

  • SBandy 08/11/2014

    This is verging on parody now Reply +24
  • Performance Analysis: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • SBandy 04/11/2014


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  • SBandy 04/11/2014


    You are probably right, but the fact that I think that sacrifice is worth it for nigh on perfect performance is why I am more a Nintendo guy. Im not slagging Microsoft and Sony but I prefer Nintendo's approach. And Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Wind Waker HD and Tropical Freeze look bloody gorgeous!
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  • SBandy 04/11/2014


    You know what, a part of me wonders if third parties actually aren't on Wii U cause Nintendo demands certain standards.
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  • SBandy 03/11/2014

    60FPS should be the most important followed closely by no screen tear. Thank God I am a Nintendo fan! (P.S. also have xbox one and LOVE Killer Instinct but Nintendo are the only ones who seem to realise the importance of a smooth solid picture!) Reply +3
  • The seven year shadow left by Modern Warfare

  • SBandy 02/11/2014

    This was the 7th generations Goldeneye for me. Outstanding single player campaign that me and my mate played through on the first day taking each level in turn (I played the second level where it was just me getting executed and also the fallout of the nuclear bomb level) and we were devastated when Griggs, Gaz and Price died (as far as we knew).

    The multiplayer was even better, just pure addictive super smooth gameplay and the first game to really show me how good online play could be. I played the muliplayer for years, I tried the newer games but all the stuff they added took away from the simple joy of this games online play.

    It's cool to hate COD now but this game was and is a masterpiece.
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  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U release date changed in the UK

  • SBandy 31/10/2014


    Excellent, cheers for that!
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  • SBandy 31/10/2014

    Wonder if the gamecube adapter and smash gamecube controller are also releasing earlier now? Great news though! Reply +1
  • The problem with video game guns

  • SBandy 25/10/2014

    It isn't boring guns, it's boring guns used in boring situations. COD 4 had boring guns but because there was no other game like it at the time for it's fantastic campaign or brilliant multiplayer, the guns were great. People forget the first Modern Warfare really was amazing.

    Also second the cerebral bore, that was hilarious and disgusting and the PP7 in Goldeneye, and the shotgun in Resi 4 etc and Left for dead and many more

    Blamin g the guns is like blaming whatever avatar you are playing as for a game being boring. Chances are the game itself is just dull.
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  • Killer Instinct Season 2 details emerge

  • SBandy 14/10/2014


    Well that's all just a load of rubbish.

    Game looks great and I play online regularly, as recent as last night.

    Fair enough if you don't like the game but no need for all that!
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  • SBandy 14/10/2014

    The best news about this is Cinder is back baby! Hopefully they have him playing just as well as he did on the SNES! Reply +11
  • Nintendo announces month of Donkey Kong eShop deals

  • SBandy 13/10/2014


    That's good to know and to be honest the 50hz of Link to the Past and Super Metroid didn't bother me at all so I'm happy enough!
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  • SBandy 13/10/2014

    Here is hoping for 60 hz! Reply +5
  • Bayonetta 2 demo is out now

  • SBandy 10/10/2014

    I really don't get why everyone is getting so mad with a business deal between Sega, Nintendo and Platinum Games. Exclusives is the nature of the beast.

    I have a Wii U because I love Nintendo games, always have. I got an xbox one pretty much just for the Killer Instinct games, and I don't regret it. I will get a PS4 next year for Uncharted as I loved the first 3 games.

    Everyone should stop bitching about stuff out of our control and just be happy the games like Bayonetta 2 and the new KI even exist!

    On topic I played through the demo and had a blast, and will be playing it through a lot more this weekend!
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  • Wii U GameCube controller adapter compatible with more than just Smash Bros.

  • SBandy 08/10/2014

    Nintendo you are numpties and you do yourselves no favours at times. Reply +7
  • Bayonetta 2 gets the best Star Fox Easter egg ever

  • SBandy 01/10/2014

    Maximillion boss rage episodes are hilarious and I kinda like his over the top americanisms. On topic, this just makes me want a straight up sequel to Lylat Wars with on rails levels as it looks gorgeous. Have to say I did not like the idea of what Miyamoto wants to do with the next Starfox but maybe he is messing with us, wouldn't be the first time! Reply 0
  • How Left4Dead changed my life for the better

  • SBandy 28/09/2014

    This game was amazing and probably the only true experience I have had working as a team. Me and my mates played it solidly when it came out for two months and then stopped from burn out. Did the same again two years later and again had an absolute blast.

    We all just sit and reminisce about the game some great moments. Always remember how tense we got before jumping into that cornfield.....
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  • Face-Off: Bayonetta on Wii U

  • SBandy 27/09/2014

    I love how Nintendo insists, even for third parties it seems, that screen tear is unacceptable. For me it is the worst thing in videogames and I would take a hit somewhere else be it framerate or effects to avoid it! Reply +24
  • Mario Kart 8 to receive the iconic B Dasher in DLC

  • SBandy 26/09/2014

    I can't wait to see the F Zero track, and would love to see GBA Bowser Castle 3 as a retro track! Reply +1
  • The Evil Within's TGS trailer adds a touch of class

  • SBandy 17/09/2014

    I am hoping this is the true successor to Resident Evil 4, aka my favourite game of all time, that I have been waiting for! Reply +7
  • Xbox One launches in 28 new countries this month

  • SBandy 03/09/2014

    Xbox One is worth it for Killer Instinct, and resulted in me getting rid of my PS4 where there are no compelling exclusive games for me either now or on the horizon except Uncharted next year. Killer Instinct really is brill! Reply -11
  • 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


    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!
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  • 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


    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
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  • Terraria is coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year

  • SBandy 04/06/2014


    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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