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  • Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a bizarre new interactive cardboard toy line

  • SBandy 17/01/2018

    This is for the kids as Nintendo expressly said earlier. Before y'all get mad try to remember not everything about the Switch is for you.

    A great console should cater to everybody!
    Reply +59
  • Sniper Elite developer rescues troubled Oliver twins studio

  • SBandy 08/01/2018

    A happy story! Fair play. Reply +1
  • Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

  • SBandy 03/01/2018

    @Brev2034

    well there you go!
    Reply +2
  • SBandy 03/01/2018

    That trailer where they showed kinnect being used to instruct bomb disposal robots and used by doctors to prep for surgery, Microsoft certainly had some ambitious hopes for it haha. Reply +4
  • World Health Organisation now lists "hazardous gaming" as health disorder

  • SBandy 02/01/2018

    @mikefurini

    Yes but all that does is mean maybe they should be included too not that videogames shouldn't be.

    Why do some seem to have an issue with WHO raising awareness of the dangers of videogame addiction?!

    This is a good thing!
    Reply +4
  • SBandy 02/01/2018

    @Big_Jim

    I have just read it as legitimate concerns for people who can get addicted to games and the health concerns that comes along with it.

    I, like most of us gamers, hate when the media and governments use videogames as an easy excuse for things such as gun crimes, but in this instance I think the WHO are simply raising an important issue that people should be aware of for their well being and the well being of others.
    Reply +20
  • SBandy 02/01/2018

    @ShiftyGeezer

    People have died playing games for extended periods of time.

    The lack of other activities does not mean games shouldn't be included and it is good to identify the potential issues that people may face if they develop an addiction to playing games.

    This is not a witch hunt scenario.
    Reply +41
  • Eurogamer's games of 2017: The big debate

  • SBandy 31/12/2017

    @tjtjtj

    The vote should be the final result and is what should have been published. It is not scientific to then have a drunk debate where people will inevitably be out argued where a game should actually end up. It is also not clear if all those who voted were involved in the final discussion and if they weren't not only is it not scientific it is total nonsense.

    It is at the end of the day only a top 50 games list but it should still be done properly!
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  • SBandy 31/12/2017

    @pelican_

    Cheers thought that but the line "Then, we all popped along to our local here in Brighton" threw me.

    Would be nice to see the first list for curiositys sake.
    Reply +1
  • SBandy 31/12/2017

    I'm curious, why was the initial vote for the top 50 games by Eurogamer staff and contributers not used?

    What is the point in doing a vote when it is just going to be changed by the opinions of 4 or 5 people completely ruining the whole voting process.

    Show us the initial list for completeness!

    Edit: Unless I am being stupid and everyone who voted was involved in the discussion at the pub.
    Reply +13
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

  • SBandy 30/12/2017

    @pelican_

    It really doesn't though. I haven't disputed his opinions as if they are real they are his own and that is fair enough. But the whole point of his post was to get a reaction and that is blindingly obvious. I also have no problem with your opinions, you thought BoTW was overrated and I didn't, big whoop.

    I'm annoyed I fell for the trap and so will now be moving on.

    Happy New Year to everybody!
    Reply +3
  • SBandy 30/12/2017

    @grassyknoll

    Nope, I have made my point and have nothing else to add. I have no problems with people's opinions of games, I have a problem with WUMs and you were being a WUM in this instance.
    Reply 0
  • SBandy 30/12/2017

    @pelican_

    Overrated in your opinion.

    His post is focused solely on Nintendo games in this list to get a response and I like a fool I bit on the line.

    I happened to notice he had been saying how people shouldn't complain with the lists in the earlier contdowns but because there are 4 Nintendo games on this list all of a sudden he has to spout his 'controversial' opinions therefore having a not so subtle complaint about this list, but only the Nintendo games of course.

    Also saying things like "I am a fan of __________ but I am not blind to their faults' or similar is par for the cpurse for any WUM ever to grace an online discussion.

    I shall say again, everyone with sense can see it.
    Reply +4
  • SBandy 30/12/2017

    @grassyknoll

    Neither do most people, I just find it odd that you focus solely on Nintendo in this final 10 list.

    Say it how you want you are just deliberately trying to wind Nintendo fans up and it is clear as day to everyone with any sense.

    Saying you like one game to show how fair you are doesn't fly either as it is one of the oldest tricks in the book.
    Reply +4
  • SBandy 30/12/2017

    @grassyknoll

    So you just like trying to wind up Nintendo fans? Not controversial , just a bit sad.
    Reply +8
  • SBandy 30/12/2017

    Breath of the Wild is probably my favourite game of the decade, as in the last 10 years. I almost consider it an experience more than a game as for a while there I was so entranced with the world of Hyrule and its inhabitants it may as well have been VR. An almost perfect game and what excites me is if they improve the littles issues I had, which was basically just a stronger overall story in the present, old school dungeons and more Gannon, the next Zelda truly could become a perfect game.

    In the end it didn't quite dethrone Resident Evil 4 for me as my favourite game of all time, as that game is simply perfection, but it ran it damn close.
    Reply +6
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

  • SBandy 28/12/2017

    I don't get annoyed at other people's game of the year lists normally, becuase opinions, but I can't deny that Mass Effect being in this list at all, never mind so high and above much, MUCH, better games, sticks out like a sore thumb and seriously affects the credibility of the list. And especially because the teams own comments on the game are not exactly favourable.

    Maybe get at least one positive view from someone who must have voted highly for it to see if they can justify their choice?
    Reply +49
  • Here are 15 video game movies to watch this Christmas

  • SBandy 24/12/2017

    Street Fighter has the best putdown of all time: "For me it was Tuesday". Love it!

    Also the Street Fighter 2 Manga film is easily the best videogame movie of all time!
    Reply +7
  • How a counterfeit NES console opened up the Russian games market

  • SBandy 17/12/2017

    The guy was a maverick and a hero because he brought the joy of gaming to the masses in Russia. Good story! Reply +15
  • DF Retro takes on Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct

  • SBandy 16/12/2017

    Both games were amazing but I was obsessed with Killer Instinct on the SNES. My wait for the game to be released was unbearable and I remember finally buying it on day of release with my saved up pocket money, putting the game in the SNES, switching it on and the signature theme music kicked in right away. It was love at first sight.

    Dammit I am getting the urge to re-buy an Xbox One.

    Edit: Great video but it would have been great if you want more in depth with Killer Instinct.
    Reply +14
  • Rocket League in a box costs Ł35 on Nintendo Switch

  • SBandy 13/12/2017

    Download on Switch is Ł15.04 or something random like that.

    I know the Switch cards are going to be more expensive than bluray discs but over a tenner more per unit?! Come on now.
    Reply +4
  • Gorogoa review

  • SBandy 13/12/2017

    @droflahn

    Yep seems perfectly suited for the Switch!
    Reply +1
  • SBandy 12/12/2017

    This just popped up on the Switch eshop for release on 14/12/17. Pleasant surprise! Reply +11
  • Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

  • SBandy 12/12/2017

    The dpad on the Switch just requires to be broken in much like how the Xbox One controller's dpad needed to be broken in. That is my experience anyway and it works great for me now.

    I love the Switch. I play docked about 80% of the time and its library of games just appeals to me more. Plus I finally got to see what all the fuss about Doom was about. Sure it may not be as pretty or as smooth on the Switch but bloody hell is Doom the best FPS I have played in years!

    Also the screen on the Switch is beautiful and of course Nintendo's own stellar line up of games has been truly outstanding. Best first year for any console I have ever had.

    And next May I get all those Street Fighter games to play too wherever I want, brilliant!

    Just port over Resident Evil 4 and it will be the ultimate console!
    Reply +3
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch

  • SBandy 11/12/2017

    @BellyFullOfHell

    That is good to know and it will be great to finally have the chance to play it!
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  • SBandy 11/12/2017

    I have been waiting for Alpha 2 and 3 for years! Plus all the SFII goodness and SFIII! Even nice to have the first one as I never actually played it but am aware of its shortcomings. Also music player will be great!

    I think I will have to get the Switch version definitely but may also double dip for the PS4 version as then I can use the Fight Commander 4 with it.

    Awesome news!
    Reply +1
  • Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

  • SBandy 08/12/2017

    Reading all of this is hilarious and makes me wonder how online forums would have reacted back in the day when Final Fantasy 7 moved from N64 to Playstation!

    Bottom line is if you want to experience all gaming experiences you must have access to all gaming consoles/PC. That is all there is to it really.
    Reply +8
  • SBandy 08/12/2017

    No point explaining to people the only reason the series continues to exist at all is because of Nintendo and is now essentially a Nintendo series, it just won't go into their heads I am afraid.

    I'm very happy with the news personally!
    Reply +10
  • The new trailer for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is sci-fi craziness at its best

  • SBandy 08/12/2017

    I'm sorry but nah. When was this first revealed? A year and a half ago?

    Still no actual gameplay and that is what you need to show to get my attention.

    To be fair I'm not a massive fan of the Metal Gear Solid games, I enjoyed the first but then very much a case of diminishing returns, so I am most definitely not the target market, but I just think Kojima is up his own arse.
    Reply -10
  • Ryan Reynolds cast as Pikachu in live-action Pokémon movie

  • SBandy 07/12/2017

    I never had any intention of seeing this movie.....until now. Reply +10
  • Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess to launch on Android in 1080p

  • SBandy 05/12/2017

    @TheFirstDoor @ SuperSoupy

    Yep hopefully 2018 will see the beginning of Nintendo flexing its muscles and releasing its back catalogue of games on switch.

    Maybe even a Christmas surprise!
    Reply +1
  • SBandy 05/12/2017

    Get on the Switch now please. Mario Galaxy in HD would be simply gorgeous. Reply +57
  • Bungie talks Destiny 2 future after week of "tough criticism"

  • SBandy 30/11/2017

    Jesus Christ! Why is this like trying to work out The Budget, it is a videogame for fucks sake. Fuck what has happended to my favourite hobby. Wankers. Reply +81
  • Sony announces full PlayStation Experience 2017 livestream schedule

  • SBandy 29/11/2017

    I love, LOVE, The Last of Us but that last trailer was a bit shite to me and I didn't really understand the praise it received. It didn't even look that impressive to me. Hopefully seeing some gameplay will cheer me right up.

    I know quite a few people were saying TLOU should have remained as a stand alone game and I strongly disagreed but that last trailer put in the tiniest bit of doubt in my head.

    Nope! I'm sure Naughty Dog are on top of things!
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  • Bungie pulls tonight's livestream to confront Destiny 2 criticism

  • SBandy 29/11/2017

    @dannistampejensen

    Ironic that your rant sounds like something a kid would spout.

    Edit: On topic I think I am finally sick of online games except for the odd game of Fifa (not FUT) and Street Fighter. All these endless topics of companies trying to drain gamer's wallets dry. Games used to be about fun dammit!
    Reply +7
  • Frantic three-against-one dungeon raider Crawl is out on Switch next month

  • SBandy 28/11/2017

    Looks very intriguing. Reply +1
  • The Switch's special year is set to end as it began, with another 100 hour classic

  • SBandy 23/11/2017

    Unfortunately I think this game will just be too complex for me. For fans of the genre though it looks like another great game! Reply +2
  • "This game is a Star Wars-themed online casino designed to lure kids into spending money"

  • SBandy 22/11/2017

    Even if the laws don't change hopefully all this bad press will pressure the companies to change.

    "We didn't allow Joe Camel to encourage your kids to smoke cigarettes and we shouldn't allow Star Wars to encourage your kids to gamble."

    Disney may be making another call to EA soon......
    Reply +142
  • Hidden Agenda review

  • SBandy 22/11/2017

    @neilka

    Yawn.
    Reply +14
  • Splatoon 2 gets new hairstyles, plus new music, modes and maps

  • SBandy 21/11/2017

    @gaselite

    I hear what you say and Sildur was perhaps a bit over the top by calling Nintendo a shining light but your post was equally, if not more so, over the top by seemingly suggesting that even though Nintendo are generous they are also still somehow worse than EA by simply giving people what they want.

    It may not be what you intended but it is how it came accross.

    I apologise if my initial reply was equally over the top.
    Reply +1
  • SBandy 21/11/2017

    @gaselite

    Your post is just sad. I feel sorry for you.
    Reply +6
  • EA has switched off Star Wars Battlefront 2's microtransactions

  • SBandy 17/11/2017

    @Angus_McOatup_73

    I respect your viewpoint, I gave in and bought CoD Infinite just for Modern Warfare remastered which Activision ruined with loot box shite so I stopped playing.

    I would say my problem with the games industry today is that you would have to consider the wider picture when all you want to do is buy a game!

    They are treating us like absolute mugs and they can fuck off!

    Edit: Changed bigger picture to wider picture, same difference but didn't want to put words in your mouth.
    Reply +2
  • SBandy 17/11/2017

    If the Venturebeat story is accurate, how nice to see EA have to bow down to their superiors!

    Hopefully as others have said the damage is already done so this becomes the beginning of the end of this poisonous practice. I am sorry I just don't believe AAA games need these kind of practices at all to stay afloat financially as they make millions upon millions through sales of the base game alone, so it is just pure greed.

    Edit: Loving all the Star Wars puns/jokes haha
    Reply +7
  • Skyrim supports Nintendo Switch's new video capture feature

  • SBandy 16/11/2017

    It is very handy to use, not as fussy as the PS4 can be, plus it is funny how 30 seconds always seems to be just enough time.

    It recorded my great achievent so far in Mario Odyssey, making the impossible jump in the Metro Kingdom! Ive now been able to record myself doing it twice in a row in one clip, practice makes ultimately pointless things possible!
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  • DICE fails to quell Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy in reddit AMA

  • SBandy 16/11/2017

    Fair play to them for having an AMA, they were on a hiding to nothing. To me, it's like working in an office and getting called into a meeting where everyone is given a collective bollocking when only one or two people invlolved are actually the culprits and as such essentially get away scott free.

    In this case the culprit is of course the EA bigwigs as lets face it the game developers have no say and they have to monetise the game as directed. I'm sure they despise it.
    Reply +3
  • Worms WMD wriggles onto Switch at the end of November

  • SBandy 15/11/2017

    Percect fit for the Switch! Will be getting for sure. Reply +3
  • Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

  • SBandy 12/11/2017

    @mega-gazz

    I had Doom on the SNES and was astounded by it because it shouldnt have been possible. Same with Street Fighter Alpha 2.

    These are the kind of things that should be praised, that the games are on the machine at all and playable, and Doom is very playable on Switch.

    I would love to see the guys on Digital Foundry play a game first then do the technical stuff after to see how it compared with their experience of actually playing it. Maybe then we would have a more balanced view because there is simply too much negativity right now regarding technical issues that aren't really issues at all to the general gamer.

    People will say thats the entire point of Digital Foundry, and they are right, but games are for fun first and foremost. Plus no one can deny the absolute numpties these artcles draw out of the woodworks.

    I personally wont be paying any more attention to Digital Foundry articles because that is not why I got into gaming and continue to play games. Fun first forever! Happy gaming.
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  • SBandy 12/11/2017

    @mega-gazz

    But yet you haven't actually experienced it yourself so what I say stands and your use of the word horrendous was ridiculous.

    You know what the biggest problem with Digital Foundry is? They let all their machines that tell the the technical things about games dictate how they feel about games rather than just how a game feels to play. I think that 59fps Mario Kart 8 thing was the epitome of how they react. Would anyone have claimed to notice if they hadn't mentioned it? I'm not convinced.

    People are becoming more and more obsessed with aspects of games that shouldn't be that important if the game itself is actually playable and fun.

    "Oh no this game is only 900p?! Fuck that! PS4 wins again Xbots lol" (Made up quote as an example but very representative of the bile spewed here and elsewhere on every Digital Foundry story by all sides)

    P.S. the fact that I said sides like there is some kind of divide is madness. These are toys people!

    Edit: Spelling
    Reply +1
  • SBandy 12/11/2017

    @mega-gazz

    Sorry but there is nothing "horrendous" about it and unless you have actually played the game on Switch your opinion counts for nowt.

    I own the game and it is a very playable game in it's own right and nothing desperate about it.
    Reply +17
  • SBandy 11/11/2017

    @Rufus

    Good to hear, I was beginning to think it was just me! Here's hoping Nintendo introduces the ability to map controls at system level, they did it for Arms so hopefully they are thinking about it. May write to them myself and suggest it, couldn't hurt.

    As for Doom on Switch itself, yeh it doesn't match up to its bigger brothers on the more powerful machines but it is great fun and well made considering (apart from control options) and that's what's important! Kick ass music too from Mick Gordon.
    Reply +3