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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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  • UK online shop says it will honour Ł198.50 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

    @SvennoJ

    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

    @Barelyhomosapien

    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

    @SonicUk

    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

    @The_Mockerre

    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

    @The_Mockerre

    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

    @Afro_Matt

    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

    @NetshadeX

    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

    @simper

    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

    @Brainflowers

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

    @Brainflowers

    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

    @Brainflowers

    SPOILERS!





    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

    @BobbyDeNiro

    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

    @Brainflowers

    SPOILERS





    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

    @Jmog

    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

    @RustyBullet

    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

    @Luz1978

    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 Ł80 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

    @Goonbagmagee

    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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