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  • Use your remaining Club Nintendo stars on digital 3DS, Wii U games

  • Sabreman64 20/03/2015

    The Star amounts required for these games is far too high, especially given that these are all digital (not physical) products. When I redeemed my Stars for things such as soundtracks, the Stars required were lower than the Stars required for some of these titles. (7300 Stars for Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo? Nintendo are having a laugh, aren't they?)

    Is there any chance they will add more physical products to the catalogue before it's closed in six months?
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  • Nintendo to release games on phones and tablets

  • Sabreman64 17/03/2015

    I just hope these mobile games will be little throwaway games and not major titles like Zelda, Mario Kart and Donkey Kong. Otherwise, what reason would we have to still buy Nintendo hardware? Reply 0
  • Video: Video games: What's the point?

  • Sabreman64 14/03/2015

    Does 'Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright' feature a pointing duel between Layton and Phoenix? If I find it doesn't when I get around to buying it, I'll be very disappointed. Reply 0
  • David Braben on how Elite: Dangerous on console will actually work

  • Sabreman64 06/03/2015


    i really could not give 2 fucks if a game is always online these days. it really does not bother me.

    in fact if you never told me i would never know as I AM ALWAYS ONLINE!
    Good luck with trying to play Elite Dangerous when they eventually switch the servers off.

    I can play all the games on my PS1, PS2, Xbox, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Wii and all my other older consoles, and the reason for that is that they are offline and don't require an online connection. But you just try playing a game such as Elite Dangerous on the Bone or PS4 after the servers are switched off. I think you'll give a fuck then.
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  • Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

  • Sabreman64 05/03/2015

    Pff. I bet No Man's Sky is going to be better than this. For one thing, No Man's Sky will be playable offline, while Elite Dangerous on the Bone and PS4 will in all probability be playable only online. Besides, there hasn't been a good Elite game since the original Elite (which was a true classic game). Elite 2 was mediocre at best, ruined by Braben's obsession with realistic Newtonian physics. There's nothing wrong with having unrealistic arcade-style flight controls in a space game. Reply -16
  • 3DS exploit bypasses Pokémon Shuffle microtransactions

  • Sabreman64 26/02/2015

    I wish "free to play" games would just fuck right off. Things are going badly wrong in gaming when even Nintendo are embracing "free to play" games. Reply 0
  • Video: When remakes improve on the originals

  • Sabreman64 21/01/2015

    I don't really get this obsession with HD re-releases of old games. I've been playing Starfox Adventures on my Gamecube on my HD TV recently. Although the graphics aren't HD, they are perfectly acceptable on my HD TV (playing through the official SCART RGB Gamecube cable). An HD re-release would be unnecessary. Reply -4
  • Microsoft reassures Xbox One owners over DRM rights

  • Sabreman64 10/01/2015


    You do not own any games on console. You have bought a licence to play that game. That's true if you bought the disc or if you downloaded it digitally. They can revoke that licence (say by banning you) even if you have a hard copy. It's just easier to do if it's digital but that doesn't mean it's more likely.
    Bollocks. If I buy a brand new sealed copy of an old Gamecube or PS2 game, I own that game. How exactly would Nintendo or Sony revoke my "licence" to play that game?
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  • Sir Clive Sinclair crowdfunding new ZX Spectrum computer

  • Sabreman64 03/12/2014

    So, a thousand people are feeling nostalgic enough to pay £100 for this "ZX Spectrum". But it's not really a Spectrum, is it? It has only a D-pad and five keys.

    As for the 1000 games it's going to come with, let's face it, the vast majority of them will be shite (just as most games released on any given format are shite). They were shite back in the day, and they'll be shite now. Crash magazine reviewed about 2,500 games in its lifetime. How many of those games received scores of, say, 80% or above? A small fraction, I would imagine. How many of those 1000 games will people really want to devote time to today?

    And some of the best games, such as those by Ultimate, probably won't be on this. Rare haven't allowed their Spectrum games into the public domain before. Why would they allow them to be included on this "Spectrum"?

    Don't get me wrong. I'm a Spectrum fan. I've owned a Spectrum (which still works) for 30 years. If I wanted to play some of the games, I could dig them out and play them. But spend £100 on this "Spectrum"? I don't think so. This product is trading purely on the nostalgia factor, and I suspect a lot of people are going to be bitterly disappointed by most of the games included with it. Still, if people want to spend £100 on it, it's their money.
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  • Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

  • Sabreman64 22/11/2014

    Perhaps I'm missing something here, but surely the whole point of the Kickstarter thing is that you take a risk with your money when you pledge and pay towards one of these campaigns? People who pay the money are aware of the risks and the possibility that they may never receive the product (or the product as originally described) they put the money towards. So why should they receive refunds? You pay the money - you take the risk. You didn't get the product? Tough titties.

    I've never paid money towards a Kickstarter campaign, and I doubt I ever will, because I like to be secure in the knowledge that when I pay for a product I will receive it (or at least be able to receive a refund if the transaction goes awry).
    Reply -3
  • Majora's Mask is getting remade on 3DS... finally

  • Sabreman64 07/11/2014

    For crying out loud, Nintendo, forget all these Zelda re-releases. Just hurry up with Zelda for the Wii U for feck's sake. The Wii U needs the new Zelda NOW. If I want to play Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask I can play them on my N64, and I can play The Wind Waker on my Gamecube or Wii. OK, Nintendo? Reply -2
  • Pre-order Ultimate NES Remix and get a snazzy NES cap

  • Sabreman64 16/10/2014

    Why can't Nintendo release a PAL version of the Wii U NES Remix Pack? Honestly, Nintendo are really bloody useless sometimes.

    (Pocket Gamer have had a go on this 3DS version and they're not too impressed.)
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  • Wii U GameCube controller adapter compatible with more than just Smash Bros.

  • Sabreman64 08/10/2014

    I'm finding this whole thing very confusing.

    Can a Wii game requiring use of the Gamecube controller or Classic controller, such as Virtual Console release Sin and Punishment, be played at all on the Wii U? Can they be played on the Wii U using the Wii U Poo Controller?
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  • Face-Off: Bayonetta on Wii U

  • Sabreman64 27/09/2014

    Re: Edge having orgasms and giving another Bayonetta game 10/10 - well, Edge 10s stopped having any meaning some years ago when they started awarding 10s far too often. The Edge 10 has been devalued through overuse.

    I honestly can't see the fuss over the Bayonetta games. I played the demo on my 360 a few years ago, and it seemed to be just another fighting game that requires you to memorise lots of button combos. How is memorising numerous button combos meant to be fun? It seems a bit too much like work to me.

    I can't see myself buying Bayonetta 2 for my Wii U. Just not my kind of game, what with all the button combos and stuff. However, I have an open mind. Convince me that Bayonetta is a game I will like and therefore should buy.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Bayonetta 2

  • Sabreman64 15/09/2014

    I can't see myself buying this for my Wii U. I played the 360 demo of the first game, and I honestly couldn't see what all the fuss was about. Bayonetta was probably one of the most overrated games of the previous generation. Reply -6
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • Sabreman64 30/08/2014

    I very much doubt that there will be too many 'New 3DS' exclusive games. Having looked at Wikipedia, I see that there were only four DSi-exclusive games ever released in physical format. A flood of 'New 3DS' exclusive games is therefore very unlikely, and I can't see Nintendo releasing a major game such as Mario or Zelda as an exclusive 'New 3DS' title. It would exclude the existing 44 million 3DS userbase, and not even Nintendo would be that stupid. Would they? Reply +2
  • Sabreman64 29/08/2014

    Good going, Nintendo. Screw the existing 16 million 3DS owners by producing games that will work only with this new 3DS. Well, I bought a 3DS XL just under a year ago, and there's no way in hell I'm buying one of these new ones. I think I'll just wait until the 3DS's true successor, which will no doubt be capable of running these new games.

    EDIT: Oops. I made a mistake here with the sales figures of the 3DS. It's just the 3DS XL that has sold 16 million units. The number of 3DSes of all types sold is actually 44 million.
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  • Video: Eurogamer plays Nintendo's Mario Maker

  • Sabreman64 26/06/2014

    If Mario Maker doesn't allow you to change Mario's sex to female then I'll be boycotting it. Reply +10
  • World's largest video game collection is being auctioned off

  • Sabreman64 06/06/2014

    I'm reading the comments on this article and all of a sudden people are talking about counterfeit games. Where did this reference to counterfeit games come from? Is this guy selling his collection involved with counterfeit games in some way? Reply 0
  • The video game assassination of JFK

  • Sabreman64 04/06/2014


    Could you make a comedy film based upon an assassination? Yes, but it could be tasteless.
    An episode of Red Dwarf based around Kennedy's assassination was made years ago. I don't remember there being a fuss about it at the time.
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  • Nintendo's first DS title for Wii U is Brain Training

  • Sabreman64 04/06/2014

    Releasing ancient DS games on the Wii U? Yeah, that's what all Wii U owners (like me) are desperately craving, isn't it? Now that third parties have all but abandoned the console, Nintendo have to start releasing more brand new Wii U games. Releasing only one new Wii U game every quarter simply isn't good enough. At this rate, I can see myself buying far fewer games for the Wii U than I ever did for the Gamecube or original Wii, because there simply aren't the games to buy. Reply -3
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead writer lands Star Wars film

  • Sabreman64 23/05/2014

    Disney are going to milk the Star Wars cash cow until it's well and truly dry. By 2030, Disney will have released 15 Star Wars films, and everyone in the world will be suffering from Star Wars fatigue.

    (Who wants to see a 70-year-old Han Solo anyway? Not me, that's for sure.)
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  • Video: More gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • Sabreman64 17/05/2014

    It's sad that in all likelihood Mario Kart 8 won't change the Wii U's fortunes. If there were any justice in the world, Mario Kart 8 would save the Wii U. Unfortunately, there is no justice in the world.

    But Nintendo need to produce more Wii U games. Now that third parties have all but abandoned the Wii U, only three or four games a year (no matter how good they are) from Nintendo isn't enough.
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  • Nintendo refuses to allow same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

  • Sabreman64 10/05/2014

    I'm just surprised that so many people give a stuff about this Tamagochi Life anyway. It sounds to me like one of those pointless non-game programs or applications such as Playstation Home or the ancient Little Computer People from the '80s. Not my kind of 'game' really. Reply 0
  • Sabreman64 10/05/2014


    Okay, nice one, Nintendo. Two thumbs up for making the u-turn and showing you can be flexible. This really is a victory for you and I hope your game sells well.
    Did you actually read that statement from Nintendo? They have not performed a u-turn. They will not be changing Tomagochi Life. It will still have only heterosexual relationships.
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  • How are Sega's video games selling?

  • Sabreman64 09/05/2014

    Sega went to crap after they dumped the Dreamcast. They're now essentially a publisher of other developers' games, and not a developer themselves any more. A shame. Reply 0
  • Trials Fusion review

  • Sabreman64 18/04/2014

    I have a couple of questions about Trials Fusion:

    1) Is there a physical edition of the 360 version? I can find physical editions of PS4, Xbone and PC versions online, but no sign of a 360 version.

    2) Does anyone know if Track Central is cross-platform? If I buy the 360 version (I don't have a PS4 or Xbone yet) will I be stuck with tracks created only by 360 gamers?
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  • Sony mulls The Last of Us PS4 discount for PS3 owners

  • Sabreman64 17/04/2014

    I hope Sony don't give discounts for people who already own the PS3 version. If people are prepared to buy a game they already bought for another format, why should they get a discount?

    When you buy a film on blu-ray, you don't get a discount if you already own the same film on DVD. Why should it be different for games?
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  • Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta dated, entry costs £100

  • Sabreman64 10/04/2014

    Who cares? The game will still be ruined by Braben's obsession with realistic physics.

    The original Elite, with its arcade-type combat, was a genuine classic. Elite 2, with its combat ruined by realistic physics, was mediocre at best.
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  • The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4 revealed

  • Sabreman64 09/04/2014

    Why don't Sony simply release the entire PS3 back catalogue on the PS4? After all, PS4 owners don't want new games for their console, do they? They just want to buy games they've already bought and played on their PS3, right? Reply -15
  • Performance analysis: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • Sabreman64 08/04/2014

    Why even bother releasing Titanfall for the 360? It won't be playable in a few years' time after they shut down the 360 servers.

    In any case, I won't be buying Titanfall for my 360 as it's an online-only game and I have no interest in online gaming.

    EDIT: Well, not no interest in online gaming - just negligible interest. Only enough interest to very occasionally play online on my PS3. Not enough interest to pay for Xbox Live Gold. And I am planning to play Portal 2 online with my brother.
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  • Home dev announces eerie sci-fi romance adventure Alone With You

  • Sabreman64 11/03/2014

    The developer also noted that the suited-up protagonist will be gender neutral with all sorts of romantic options to pursue. "Whether you're male, female, transgendered, straight, gay, etc - I want you to feel like you can play this game."
    Of course. Because they have to be so damned PC about this kind of thing these days. Can't have a bog-standard traditional heterosexual romance, can we? Because that would be that wicked heteropatriarchy, wouldn't it? :rolleyes:
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  • The resurrection of Elite: Braben talks Dangerous

  • Sabreman64 07/03/2014

    By 'dumbed down' is Braben referring to things such as (the absence of) realistic physics? Because, to be honest, I'd rather have the unrealistic physics and arcade-type combat of the original Elite than have the realistic physics of Elite 2 which ruined the combat in that game.

    The original Elite was a genuine classic. Elite 2 was ruined by the realistic physics and by being bugged to hell.
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  • The case of the disappearing video games

  • Sabreman64 26/01/2014

    61 video games have been 'delisted' from Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service to date.
    The four Wallace & Gromit episodes have been omitted from that list, and so that should be 65 games.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft reports bumper profit after healthy Xbox One launch

  • Sabreman64 24/01/2014

    The Xbone is going to lose this generation to the PS4. But if Microsoft had any sense they'd dump the mandatory Kinect and cut the price by £100. Then they'd have a chance against Sony.

    (I currently own neither an Xbone nor a PS4, and I won't be buying an Xbone until it's sold without Kinect.)
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  • Xbox One's limited edition Titanfall controller looks like this

  • Sabreman64 16/01/2014

    To anyone who doubts that Game have become crap since going into administration, read some of the horror stories on Trustpilot, for example. Read about the people who made pre-launch orders for PS4s or Xbones with Game, and the problems they encountered. I never had a problem ordering from Game before they went into administration. The first time I order from them since then, and they screw it up. They won't receive my custom again. The sooner they go under for good the better. Reply -1
  • Sabreman64 15/01/2014

    Why do so many people bang on about Titanfall being the game that will sell Xbones? It's not an Xbone exclusive. It's also being released on the 360 and PC.

    In any case, I won't be buying Titanfall for my 360, given that it's an online multiplayer-only game. I dislike online gaming. I have no interest in it whatsoever (unless I could find an online game I could play with my brother - but neither of us has Xbox Live Gold, and so that scuppers things somewhat).

    By the way, I wouldn't buy anything from Game if I were you. Run away from Game - fast. They seem to have become crap since they went into administration. I tried to buy LEGO City Undercover from them online a few weeks ago. There was a problem with the checkout. The order was not completed, and, according to Game, it was cancelled. But I was still charged £34.99 by Paypal, and now I've had to make a claim through Paypal to get my money back.
    Reply -3
  • Bravely Default censors its clothing upon its western release

  • Sabreman64 05/01/2014


    Enjoying the censorship boo-hoos some are having over this. I think the fact that it's taken a month for anyone to notice the difference reveals how little it matters. It's localisation, not censorship.
    Good bit of pro-censorship spin there. Well done.

    Would you be saying the same thing if the game had had references to, say, homosexuality that had been removed for Western release? I don't think so.
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  • Analogue: A Hate Story dev announces the longest game title ever

  • Sabreman64 03/01/2014

    Cameron said of Analogue, "If you're interested in dystopian sci-fi and intriguing mysteries and like getting angry about patriarchal misogyny, then it's certainly something you could enjoy"
    So it's a game aimed at sanctimonious, guilt-ridden lefties, then?
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  • What to make of flOw and Flower on PS4?

  • Sabreman64 03/01/2014

    I'm not surprised people are getting excited about Flow and Flower on the PS4. There's bugger all else worth buying for the PS4. (And there's also bugger all worth buying for the Xbone.) Reply +2
  • Xbox One sells 2 million in 18 days

  • Sabreman64 11/12/2013

    And the PS4 hasn't even been launched in Japan yet. Once it has, we'll see just how much the Xbone will have been blown away by the PS4. I predict PS4 sales will be at least twice those of the Xbone.

    Of course, no-one with any sense would buy either a PS4 or Xbone at the moment, given that both consoles have such underwhelming games available. Buy a Wii U - that's the sensible option.
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  • Xbox One off to a great start, too

  • Sabreman64 26/11/2013

    I won't be getting one until they stop putting microtransactions in every game
    And I won't be buying an Xbone until they drop the mandatory piece of crap Kinect (or until the price drops to around £250, and so the console will be cheap enough that I won't mind buying one and slinging the Kinect in a cupboard and forgetting about it).

    The Xbone was always going to have a good launch, thanks to Microsoft fanboy early adopters. But it'll struggle from now on against the cheaper and more powerful PS4, you mark my words.
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  • Letter from America: Do you need a PS4 right now?

  • Sabreman64 16/11/2013

    I'm having trouble mustering much enthusiasm for the next generation, to be honest. My interest in the Xbone ranges somewhere between non-existent and negligible, thanks to the mandatory sodding Kinect. And I haven't much enthusiasm for the PS4 either. To my mind, the next gen will just be the same tedious, generic first person or third person shooters and driving games as the current generation, just with slightly prettier graphics. Reply 0
  • Microsoft congratulates Sony on its PS4 launch

  • Sabreman64 15/11/2013

    It's amazing how many people think these "congratulations" are genuine and sincere.

    Still, it's Sony who will have the last laugh in a year or so, when the PS4 is thrashing the Xbone in sales, and Microsoft will be forced to drop the mandatory Kinect and cut the Xbone's price in order to have any chance against Sony.
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  • Kinect Sports Rivals dev Rare has "unfinished business" with Kinect

  • Sabreman64 06/11/2013

    Xbox 360 Kinect was "80 per cent magical".
    If 'magical' has become a synonym for 'crap' then, yes, I would agree.
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  • Blockbuster store refunds PS4 pre-order after megaphone protest

  • Sabreman64 05/11/2013

    What kind of dodgy retailer charges a customer for a product before it's in stock or released? All reputable retailers only take payment once the goods are in stock and ready to be delivered. Reply 0
  • Capcom expects Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3 to sell 1.2m

  • Sabreman64 03/11/2013

    Sony expects to sell five million PS4 units before April 2014. Most analysts expect Microsoft to sell through five million Xbox One units by then, too.
    The PS4 and Xbone level on sales by April 2014? Nope. That's not going to happen. The Xbone will have a good launch thanks to early adopters and Xbox fanboys, but after that it's going to struggle against the PS4, because it's less powerful and because it's almost £100 dearer thanks to a crappy camera peripheral that almost nobody wants.
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  • Abe's Oddysee remake looks tasty in new screenshots

  • Sabreman64 03/11/2013

    Screw these remakes/rereleases. How about a brand new Oddworld game, eh? The last new Oddworld game was Stranger's Wrath almost nine years ago. Reply 0
  • Wii Sports Club will download to your Wii U automatically

  • Sabreman64 30/10/2013

    Er, what? Nintendo are expecting people to pay £45 for a game that was free with the original Wii? No wonder the Wii U is crashing and burning. Nintendo have totally lost it. Reply -3
  • Blockbuster back in administration for second time this year

  • Sabreman64 29/10/2013

    As far as pre-launch orders of the PS4 and Xbone are concerned, if my local HMV (in a busy part of south-west London) is any indication then Microsoft are in trouble. When I popped in there a week or so ago, they had signs up saying that they'd had 6 Xbone orders and 24 PS4 orders. PS4s are selling four times better than Xbones. Reply +1