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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

    peterfll

    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.
    Reply +15
  • 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.)
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply +5
  • 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

    SpaceMonkey77:

    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.
    Reply 0
  • 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?
    Reply 0
  • 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?
    Reply -4
  • 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.
    Reply -14
  • 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.
    Reply -5
  • 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:
    Reply -14
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.)
    Reply -3
  • 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

    kupocake:

    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.
    Reply +1
  • 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?
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply -10
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply -4
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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
  • Angry Birds Star Wars confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

  • Sabreman64 29/10/2013

    Star Wars Angry Birds - shitter with Kinect Reply -1
  • Sony confirms Beyond censored in Europe

  • Sabreman64 01/10/2013

    Fuck this shit. I can't believe there are people here defending censorship.

    Thank goodness for region free PS3s. (Unlike region locked 3DSes. Nintendo = bastards)
    Reply -1
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD review

  • Sabreman64 18/09/2013

    Great game. I think I'll connect up my Gamecube at the weekend. No need for me to buy a Wii U to play The Wind Waker. :-P Reply +3
  • Microsoft gives you 67p for playing a new Xbox 360 game

  • Sabreman64 06/09/2013

    These 'rewards' are better than nothing, it's true. But they're not much better than nothing. It's rather like Nectar cards - spend 100 and get 50 pence back, or some ludicrously small amount like that. Reply +3
  • Microsoft: Xbox 360 will last three more years

  • Sabreman64 04/09/2013

    Darklightside:

    Believe it or not fifa 14 is getting a PS2 release
    When I read that, I didn't believe you. But I've just looked on Amazon, and, blow me, you're right! I had no idea that PS2 games were still being released. Is there still a market for PS2 games (apart from retro game enthusiasts)?
    Reply 0
  • Wii U price cut announced

  • Sabreman64 29/08/2013

    The funny thing is that I can already play The Wind Waker on my Gamecube or Wii 1 without splashing out 250 squids. Granted, it's not in HD, but I couldn't give a monkey's about that.

    Since there are only a couple of Wii U games I actually would want to play, the price of the console would have to be sub-100 before I'd consider buying one.
    Reply 0
  • Whisper it, but Xbox One is finding its stride

  • Sabreman64 23/08/2013

    This is the last time I'll say this on a Eurogamer comment thread because I'm tired of repeating myself.

    I'll only buy an Xbone when Microsoft ditch the mandatory (at purchase) Kinect. I don't want to pay an extra 100 for a motion sensing peripheral I don't want.

    I don't doubt that the Xbone will have a successful launch. Most consoles do. But I predict it's going to struggle against the PS4 after that. I give it two or three years before Microsoft release a budget Xbone that doesn't come bundled with Kinect.
    Reply +2
  • Xbox One will function without Kinect plugged in

  • Sabreman64 14/08/2013

    In a couple of years' time, when the Xbone is way behind the PS4 in sales, Microsoft will release a Kinect-less Xbone console. In spite of Microsoft's denials, I think you can pretty much count on it. Reply +1
  • Nintendo names Zelda: The Wind Waker HD release date

  • Sabreman64 08/08/2013

    You can tell the Wii U is in dire straits when Wii U owners and Nintendo are counting on a re-release of an old (albeit excellent) Gamecube game to turn around the console's fortunes. Reply +5
  • Xbox One pre-orders trending ahead of Xbox 360 pre-orders

  • Sabreman64 20/07/2013

    Xbox One pre-orders are trending ahead of Xbox 360 pre-orders, Microsoft has said.
    Yeah, right. How do we know this is not just PR bull? Notice how they don't actually give any figures for these pre-launch orders?

    At any rate, until Microsoft drop the mandatory Kinect, the Xbone can take a long walk off a short pier, as far as I'm concerned. And I certainly wouldn't spend 430 quid on a game console. About 250 is as much as I'm prepared to spend on a console.
    Reply +1
  • Bayonetta 2 preview: She's got the touch?

  • Sabreman64 03/07/2013

    Bayonetta must have been one of the most overrated games in history. I downloaded the demo on my 360 and honestly couldn't tell what all the fuss was about. Yet another game in which you have to memorise loads of tedious combo moves. Do you call that fun? Because I don't. Reply -2
  • Microsoft sticking with Xbox One Kinect requirement despite ditching DRM

  • Sabreman64 20/06/2013

    When I read the news that Microsoft had ditched DRM and daily online connection requirement, I considered buying an Xbone. But until they ditch the mandatory Kinect too, they can bugger off as far as I'm concerned. It's a PS4 for me. Reply +4
  • Xbox One's used game policies to lay with publishers

  • Sabreman64 07/06/2013

    Hey, Microsoft, you numpties! Three years after the servers for the Xbox 1, I mean the original Xbox were shut down I can still play my games on it. And do you know why that is? Because it doesn't require a freaking connection to the servers at least once every 24 hours, that's why. And that's why I won't be buying an XBONE. When the XBONE servers are eventually shut down, I don't want to be left with a black box that's incapable of playing the damn games I bought for it. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Oculus Rift

  • Sabreman64 29/04/2013

    Immersion. Immersion. Immersion. I wish people would stop banging on about 'immersion'. It must be the most overused word currently in videogaming. Whenever I read it I want to immerse the writer's head in a bucket of water until he's no longer breathing.

    As for this Oculus Rift thing, I predict it will be as successful as the Virtual Boy was.
    Reply -4
  • Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier announces Coaster Crazy Deluxe for Wii U

  • Sabreman64 16/04/2013

    don't expect much of the new elite game. Last one was really bad. Only the first was good because there was nothing else on c64.
    I agree that this new Elite probably won't be much cop. The reason is that it features realistic physics, which was one of the things that ruined Elite 2. (Another thing that ruined Elite 2 was that it was bugged to hell.) The first Elite (co-written by Ian Bell) was a genuine classic though. This new Elite will appeal only to those people who thought Elite 2 was good.
    Reply -4
  • The next Ridge Racer is free-to-play Ridge Racer Driftopia for PC and PlayStation 3

  • Sabreman64 12/04/2013

    Oh, piss off with your damn "free" to play crap, you greedy bastards.

    Now that in-game purchases are spreading to full price retail games, I can foresee a day when retail games will demand in-game payments or some such shit before they unlock the last level or boss.
    Reply +2
  • Kinect clip-on NUIA eyeCharm enables eye-tracking for $60

  • Sabreman64 15/03/2013

    "Just fuck off Kinect."

    ANYTHING that improves accessibility for disabled people is to be welcomed, not told to "fuck off".
    What about people who aren't disabled who don't want to be forced to use Kinect controls in games? Because that's the way things are going with Microsoft. The rumours are that the next Xbox will require Kinect to be plugged in and calibrated before the console will function. If that turns out to be true, then the next Xbox can bugger off as far as I'm concerned. I won't be buying one.
    Reply +5