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  • Street Fighter 2 Nintendo Switch first-person mode is the worst of Wii waggle

  • SBandy 15/05/2017

    It is a fun little extra. I will still give it a whirl, could be so bad it's fun! Or it just might be shit but it isn't why I am getting the game.

    I am strangely really looking forward to the art gallery though!
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  • Is Kickstarter for video games dead?

  • SBandy 15/05/2017

    For me, Shovel Knight is the best success story from Kickstarter. Yacht Club Games have provided a fantastic game and continue to provide extras for the game that increase its worth. Brilliant! Reply +30
  • Yooka-Laylee patch will tone down gibberish voices

  • SBandy 03/05/2017

    Playtonic just had to look at Shovel Knight for an example of how you can be inspired by older gen games but fix the issues that plagued them at the same time.

    I was excited for Yooka Laylie because it was the old Rare team getting back together. I wanted to see their modern take on 3D platformers, their equivalent to Mario Galaxy or Mario 3D World, not Mario 64!
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  • TumbleSeed review

  • SBandy 02/05/2017

    I took a chance on this game for the Switch today as a birthday treat for myself.

    It is rock hard but the combination of the music, visuals and the cool HD rumble is kind of hypnotic. I can see myself putting quite a few hours into this game.
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  • Digital Foundry: Let's play PC games at 8K resolution

  • SBandy 30/04/2017

    I'm still happy with my 720p plasma tv! All my consoles look great on it as does any HD and SD tv/video.

    LCD, LED and right now OLED don't compare. It is a real shame the industry has decided to move on from plasma seemingly just because the tv's cant be thin or bendable. I dread the day my plasma tv gives up the ghost and I have to 'upgrade'.
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • SBandy 21/04/2017

    Don't know what it is about Nintendo but something about the company, its consoles and its games really does seem to get people really pissed off!

    Just the mention of Nintendo and people lose their shit. It is really strange especially because most of the people seem to have no intention of ever purchasing a Nintendo product anyway so what difference does it make to their lives?!

    Of course there can be valid complaints/concerns about any company but a lot of the hate appears to be completely irrational! Meh it is quite entertaining to read though!
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  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • SBandy 20/04/2017

    @mattdargis

    OK?!
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  • SBandy 19/04/2017

    Just get the VC on the Switch already. Reply 0
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch costs 35

  • SBandy 20/04/2017

    @losaa

    Nintendo didn't price the game. It is not an apologist thing it is just a fact. Take the blinkers off.
    Reply +4
  • SBandy 20/04/2017

    "We want lots of comments!!"


    Pay if you think you will get your money's worth out of the game, or, don't if you don't.
    Reply -1
  • Nintendo Classic Mini NES is being discontinued

  • SBandy 13/04/2017

    Nintendo seems to have a "waste not want not" approach (I think I have used that term right haha) which to be fair usually works in their favour. They don't lose too much money because they don't often over produce stock that won't sell.

    So their failures don't hurt too bad and when they get it right they profit big time. I guess they maybe know this business better than a lot of us give them credit for.

    Personally I was never interested in the NES mini. I want the games but I want them on Switch and I want the improved emulation NES mini had over the Wii U versions.

    Bring on the Switch VC. Yo Nintendo you are sitting on a bloody goldmine so make use of it (guess they aren't that smart!).
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  • Arms release date confirmed for June

  • SBandy 13/04/2017

    A game that would benefit from a demo.

    Looking forward to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and can't wait for Ultra Street Fighter 2!

    This game I am on the fence about along with Splatoon 2. I own and enjoyed the first Splatoon but after a couple of months playing it solidly I lost interest and the sequel hasn't reignited my interest. Although Im not much of a fan of team games so that is also a factor.

    There are plenty of interesting eshop only games already out and coming out over the next few months leading up to E3 so I personally am happy with the current library of games. I can only play do much!
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  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy release date unearthed

  • SBandy 11/04/2017

    I loved all 4 Uncharted games but hearing Nadine talk about another guy with hundreds of men and his own expert and tonnes of weapons made me think I am a bit fatigued with the formula.

    I got the Drake collection on PS4 and played through in order just in time for Uncharted 4 so maybe I just need a break. I will keep an eye on this in case it brings something a bit different but if it is more of the same I shall hold off for now.

    The Last of Us Part 2 though?! I am more than ready!
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  • Persona 5 is series' biggest launch to date

  • SBandy 10/04/2017

    @Jarlath

    It was kind of my point. Last gen it probably would have been more niche but the PS4 in particular has really helped promote these more maybe traditionally niche games to the front and they are selling well and giving gamers some real variety to their gaming. That is only a good thing.

    Japanese games do seem to be making a big comeback this gen and that is great news as I personally am sick to death of COD, FIFA, Assasins Creed yearly refresh type games.
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  • SBandy 10/04/2017

    The PS4 is doing wonders for more niche games. A true games machine.

    Also glad to see Zelda still in the top ten as it is now my fave game of all time as things stand.

    Have to confess I know next to nothing about Persona games so maybe I will start to look into it now my time with Zelda is coming to a temporary end.
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  • Zelda player defeats two of the game's hardest foes without taking damage

  • SBandy 04/04/2017

    @Some_Goats

    If I see a hint of danger I hide Cecil away and continue on foot until the danger has been taken care of.

    I liberated Cecil from a Bokoblin rider, the first I came accross near Gerudo after I left the Plateau (or more accurately accidentally fell down the waterfall), and we have been the best of pals since!

    Don't think I could continue on without him...
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  • SBandy 04/04/2017

    @Carlo

    Cheers Carlo. I am aware of the Horse Fairy's existence but have yet to find her.

    I am still searching for Epona as well, not to replace Cecil but just to have a reunion of sorts!
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  • SBandy 04/04/2017

    @chilon

    I honestly didn't cheat, I was so distraught I couldn't concentrate and the Lynel killed me also so the game automatically brought me to my last save which thankfully still included Cecil alive and well.

    When, if, he falls in battle again I will be more prepared to fight and will have to live with the guilt!
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  • SBandy 04/04/2017

    @gillri

    They names themselves really don't they haha.

    Both noble steeds no doubt!
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  • SBandy 04/04/2017

    Beating that first Lynell to get the shock arrows was so damn satisfying. I know you can sneak around him and collect the amount you need but after he spotted me and sent me flying to my death off the hill top I knew I had to take him down.

    I learnt more in that one fight than any other in the game so far, the importance of the flurry attack and shield counter and using cooked meals for attack/defence.

    Another Lynell in the Akalla region killed my horse Cecil though. Somewhat thankfully because I was so upset I just stood frozen and he killed me too, so it went back to my last save and Cecil and I got the hell out of there!

    Two at once though?! Yeh no thanks!
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  • Zelda patch improves frame-rate on Switch

  • SBandy 01/04/2017

    This has overtaken Resident Evil 4 as my favourite game of all time. Like with that game, Zelda didn't just meet my sky high expectations but surpassed them.

    The frame rate drops were noticable so any improvement is only a good thing. I have been playing this game 70+ hours and have not encountered a single glitch. That is near miraculous for such a massive world with its own physics engine.

    Keep saying it...Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece.
    Reply +17
  • Snake Pass on Switch holds up nicely against PS4

  • SBandy 29/03/2017

    Was this not ported to Switch in something like 3 months?

    It seems to be a decent job but maybe a patch in future to refine the experience would help, I don't think it is an example of a game utilising the Swicth hardware as well as it can
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  • Zelda directors reveal their favourite foods, locations and characters

  • SBandy 28/03/2017

    They nailed it with this game, absolutely nailed it. When I am not playing Zelda I am thinking about it and when I play I lose hours to it just enjoying the world.

    Same as Samael_Blackwing I am far into the game, have only one Divine Beast left and a few memories to go and done half the shrines, but Ganon and Zelda can wait because I simply love the world so much and don't want to see an ending of sorts yet.

    A masterpiece.
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  • Playtonic to ditch JonTron from Yooka-Laylee following anti-immigrant comments

  • SBandy 24/03/2017

    Anyone who argues he is free to say and do what he likes surely has no problem with Playtonic having the freedom to say and do what they like in regards to their own game. Forget everything else surely that is that. Reply +14
  • Capcom outlines plan to make Street Fighter 5 online play much better

  • SBandy 23/03/2017

    If I play a ranked game I don't get an opportunity to vet the player I am going to face so if they are a regular quitter its tough shit for me. It's too late for me to quit otherwise I will then be a quitter so I don't see a benefit for myself.

    Also since the last system maintenance the online has been incredibly laggy amd cost me a few matches outright. I paid a premium price for a half complete game and I pay a monthly fee to access online games so........sort it out!

    I do still love the core gameplay but hurry up and get this shit fixed!

    Edit: ooooh, I like the idea of that announcer though, could be a nice fun extra to hear how awesome my ten game winning streak is.....or how pathetic my 15 game losing streak is!
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  • How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

  • SBandy 22/03/2017

    Hmmm....I may have to pick up Horizon Zero Dawn due to the great word of mouth the game has been getting (far more important to me than seeing a bunch of reviews).

    But I shall have to finish Zelda first. Seriously 50 hours in and I am only starting to make headway but it isn't a chore it is an absolute blast. Truly a stellar game and probably the best I have played.
    Reply +21
  • Sonic Mania release slips to summer

  • SBandy 18/03/2017

    Sonic Mania is looking great. Sonic Forcss looks shite. Seriously that does not look fun, they should have taken Sonic Lost World as the example and developed a game from that. I know it didn't have many fans but Sonic Lost World was the first real attempt in ages to try and adapt Sonic to a 3d environment and had tonnes of potential. Not this running down corridors shite. Reply -1
  • Turok 2 remaster now available on PC

  • SBandy 17/03/2017

    @Nikanoru

    I couldn't resist the hi-res mode back then haha
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  • SBandy 16/03/2017

    I loved this game on N64, played it all the time. Far too ambitious for the console though, it was the first game where I got annoyed with the framerate. I had the expansion pack but the game would still turn into a slideshow regularly.

    The soundtrack and those trumpets during the Death Marshes level were epic.

    Hopefully this comes out on PS4/Switch as I would love another go but at a smooth 60fps!
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  • Breath of the Wild shows Nintendo is learning from PC games

  • SBandy 16/03/2017

    @thebuzzard

    I havent mentioned it because it was not the point of the article or do you mean the article itself?

    Technically the game can't compete with Horizon and yes it has a soft image and frame rate issues. But I haven't encountered a single glitch in over 40 hours play and the game can be astoundingly beautiful at times with its art style and weather effects. Plus the game for me is just a joy to play and be part of its world.

    Funnily enough I have a PS4 and Horizon just has not attracted me at all from the moment it was announced to its great reviews. I have no doubt its a great game but we all have our own taste in games, nowt wrong with that!
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  • SBandy 16/03/2017

    @Master09

    What a completely pointless comment that ignores the entire point of the article.

    Plus considering Nintendo are normally the console 60fps kings for all genres on their systems, to be fair with the exception of 3D Zelda, your comment is even more pointless.

    Sounds like you can't dispute Zelda has pretty much just mastered a genre which has been a staple of the PC in it's first real go...and you are clutching at straws to belittle it.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild uses dynamic resolution scaling

  • SBandy 14/03/2017

    Zelda does have frame rate drops quite often. It is annoying and can take you out of the experience a bit so hopefully a patch can improve matters.

    But this game is absolutely gorgeous and many times I just stop and appreciate the beauty of the world. Get the framerate fixed and that will be my only real moan about this game gone too.
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  • Fast RMX showcases Switch's technological leap over Wii U

  • SBandy 11/03/2017

    This is a great game and a great improvement over the Wii U original. The game controls better than the original too or it may just be the analogue sticks on Switch are better.

    When playing docked I recommend playing with the joycons free in each hand, that mixed with the hd rumble just makes it more immersive!
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  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • SBandy 08/03/2017

    Zelda Breath of the Wild is the best game I have ever played and I am nowhere near completing it. Resident Evil 4 has been dethroned!

    Also all of us who bought a Switch are probably doing free advertising for Nintendo. Brought it to my mates, we all had a few beers, threw on 1 2 Switch and had a great laugh and they are now interested in picking it up. I can see it becomong a common occurence.

    I love my Switch only issue I am having is a weak wifi signal so I have invested in a wifi booster and hoping that solves the issue.

    Zelda!
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  • Zelda on Switch runs more smoothly in portable mode

  • SBandy 03/03/2017

    All I know is this game is amazing and that is only from an hour and a halfs play. I have done the first two shrines and the game has a FEEL that just makes it special.

    I am playing with the joycons loose in each hand and its very comfortable plus no one has really touched on how well integrated the motion controls are. I was using the Magnesis rune and just whacking the mini guardian left to right to destruction with a wave of my arm. Really satisfying.

    I'm loving my Switch and also the screen on the machine itself is fantastic.
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  • Nintendo's Switch media kit includes heartfelt messages from Reggie and Zelda's director

  • SBandy 24/02/2017

    @VanillaLake

    Exactly! Variety is the spice of life, we should be happy there are so many options for us!
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  • SBandy 23/02/2017

    @VanillaLake

    I'm not slagging off the Xbox One, just for me the only really compelling game was Killer Instinct. It really is a spectacular game. I had Rare Replay too for Conkers Bad Fur Day and it was cool too but other Xbox exclusives like Halo, Forza and Gears don't appeal to me.

    The backwards compatibility is a fantastic feature though and kudos to Microsoft for doing it!
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  • SBandy 23/02/2017

    I can't wait for the Switch, and Zelda, and 1 2 Switch (pure launch novelty fun), and Fast RMX and whatever else takes fancy.

    We are all different and have different opinions and frankly I don't care about anyone elses. Bottom line for me is Nintendo have always been number 1 for me when it comes to consoles and first party games, and they very rarely let me down. Plus having a PS4 too means I don't feel left out from anything else (though I do miss my Killer Instinct machine aka Xbox One).

    These are all just really expensive toys meant to entertain! 8 days to go!
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  • Splatoon 2 getting Switch demo in March

  • SBandy 13/02/2017

    Nintendo doing the same thing they did for the first game which ended up being their most successful new IP in years?! Madness I tell ya!

    Plus last time the stress test did exactly what it was meant to as the first two sessions were riddled with connection problems and were pretty much completely sorted by the end of the test.

    But sure this is just another opportunity for people who have no intention to buy any Nintendo product to have a moan. All so very predictable.
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  • Call of Duty will "return to its roots" after Infinite Warfare sales disappoint

  • SBandy 10/02/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77

    Oh I agree with that, did it myself as a kid.

    Also I am not having a go at the people18 and above who do enjoy that aspect of the game, each to their own and more power to them.....BUT it is fairly obvious this is clearly a hook to lure in the younger demographic to play a game aged beyond their years by one of the biggest publishers in the business.

    Forget the 'real cash for shite' part of the equation for the minute, I am just talking about parents having to buy their kids a game not suitable for them yet because it will be the talk of the school because of the above mentioned hook. Parents will be guilted into it moreso because of this kid centric part of an adult rated game.


    Edited my original post a bit as I hit post too early!
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  • SBandy 09/02/2017

    These are 18 rated games but everyone and their son knows that all this loot shite is aimed at the kids. It's verging on criminal for me and seriously needs looked at by the authorities that be. Reply +81
  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • SBandy 04/02/2017

    @RubberduckzillA

    I loved Star Fox Zero haha.

    I get what you are saying and I don't think its going to challenge PS4 or anything but I think Switch will do considerably better than Wii U (the worst marketed console in recent memory).

    I think it will be a success in it's own right and get lots of Japanese third party support and more Western third party support as it will sell enough to become a viable platform for them.

    Dreamcast suffered in the long run because Sega was already on it's knees and couldn't afford to stay in the race and frankly their first party games were never in the calibre of Nintendo's, in my opinion, so it wont be the same situation at all.

    But I can't tell the future so let's just all see what happens. If I get to play some amazing games on the Switch that is really all that matters to me!
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  • SBandy 04/02/2017

    I understand why people are hesitant to get the Switch at launch but I cant wait any longer. There is something magical about unboxing a new Nintendo console and turning it on for the first time.

    Plus I am not fussed about the launch line up as Zelda will take up all of my time plus Fast RMX also launches in March as does Snipperclips which looks like a great laugh.

    I think Nintendo are doing the right thing spacing out the relases rather than overloading at launch. If the Switch does become a proper hybrid and Nintendo's sole focus, i.e. it gets all games that would come to handheld and home console, I can see Nintendo being able to put out first class games regularly which provide the console with potentially the greatest games line up a Nintendo console has ever had.

    Less than a month!
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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

    @OnlyJoeKing

    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

    @Turniplord

    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

    @Turniplord

    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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