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  • Detroit: Become Human tweet swiftly removed after poking fun at Xbox

  • Sabreman64 23/06/2017

    Oh dear. A comment poking fun at Bone owners who don't own a PS4 has offended and outraged a few people. Can't have that, can we? The comment must be deleted. (How did we become a society in which people take offence and become outraged at such trivial things? Grow a thicker skin, for crying out loud.)

    (I must point out that I own both a Bone and PS4, and so I don't have an axe to grind either way.)
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patched to remove offensive arm-clench gesture

  • Sabreman64 19/05/2017

    Why is it patches always remove fun or amusing things from games, or "offensive" things that virtually no-one (apart from the easily offended) gives a toss about?

    Red Dead Redemption - patched to remove Donkey Lady and Bird People
    Watch Dogs 2 - patched to remove women's genitals
    Assassin's Creed Collection - patched to remove a freaky-looking background character
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - patched to remove an "offensive" gesture
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  • If you're after a fighting game for your Switch this month, there's one obvious answer

  • Sabreman64 12/05/2017

    Not including a D-pad on the Switch's 'con of joy' controller must surely be one of Nintendo's dumbest design decisions ever. Reply +4
  • 3DS curio Bye-bye Boxboy! has a UK release date

  • Sabreman64 10/03/2017

    I don't give a stuff about the amiibo tat, but I was hoping we'd get the physical release of the Box Boy games in Europe as the Japan release came with a soundtrack CD. Alas, it seems it is not to be. Ho hum.

    (By the way, curse you Nintendo for region locking 3DS games!)
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  • Watch: See how the Crash Bandicoot remaster holds up to the originals

  • Sabreman64 08/12/2016

    I can't help feeling disappointed by these Crash Bandicoot remasters. Look at Tomb Raider Anniversary, for example. It was based on the first Tomb Raider game, but it was different enough that it could almost be considered a new game. That's what I think should have been done here. Perhaps they could have produced fully 3D levels that Crash could move around in like in other 3D platformers. Unfortunately, they've retained the left-right and into-out of the screen levels of the original games.

    Don't get me wrong. The PS1 games are still fun to play. In fact, I played through my PS1 copy of Crash Bandicoot 2 again several weeks ago - this time on my PS3. It's just that these remastered games had the potential to be much more than merely 100% faithful versions of the original games with updated graphics.
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  • Now it's backwards compatible, here are Oblivion's best moments

  • Sabreman64 02/12/2016

    I never owned this for my 360 back in the day, but now that I own a Bone S, and Oblivion is now compatible with the Bone, I bought a new copy of the 5th anniversary edition (with all the expansions) on ebay a few days ago. I look forward to playing it.

    By the way, isn't it time Digital Foundry tested some more major 360 titles that are now compatible with the Bone? It would be good to know if games such as Oblivion perform well (like Red Dead Redemption), or are utter disasters under backwards compatibility (like Gears of War Judgement).
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  • Merger between the UK's two biggest video game magazine publishers given the go-ahead

  • Sabreman64 13/10/2016

    I subscribe to both Games TM and Edge. Overall, I'd say I prefer Games TM, as they're not up their own arse, unlike Edge. Games TM also has a great retro section. (I also think Games TM gave one of the best reviews of No Man's Sky. Edge's review of the game was bollocks.) I don't have much hope that Future will keep producing Games TM though.

    But Future had better keep their fucking mitts off Retro Gamer. If Future close or radically change that mag there'll be hell to pay.
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  • Building a space sim in a post-No Man's Sky world

  • Sabreman64 09/10/2016

    I must be one of the very few people who were greatly anticipating No Man's Sky and weren't disappointed by it.

    No Man's Sky was my most anticipated game in years. However, I didn't read up on everything about the game in the months leading up to its release. I just saw it as a space game in which it would be fun to fly around and discover and explore stuff. And as far as that goes, for me, it delivered. I've been playing it for many hours and I've been enjoying it immensely. I'm probably many hours away from reaching the centre of the galaxy, but I'm just taking my time and enjoying the journey.
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  • There's a new report about those NX detachable controllers

  • Sabreman64 27/08/2016

    This is going to be another failure for Nintendo akin to the Wii U. Why can't Nintendo just abandon all the bloody gimmicks and get back to producing regular gimmick-free consoles (the good old days of the N64 and Gamecube come to mind)? Reply +1
  • The new Doom comes out in May

  • Sabreman64 04/02/2016

    A statue and a steelbook case? That's it? Is that their idea of a collector's edition?

    Proper collector's editions come with large art books and physical soundtracks (eg Bioshock 2 and The Witcher 3) - not merely a statue and steelbook. :rolleyes:
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  • Everything that's changed in Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

  • Sabreman64 04/02/2016

    So they've made it easier for pathetic gamers who don't like a challenge.

    I think I'll stick with the original Wii version, thanks.
    Reply -4
  • Meet Saints Row: Undercover, the canned PSP sequel suddenly released for free

  • Sabreman64 29/01/2016

    I'm assuming it would be impossible to get this running on an E-1000.... Reply 0
  • Psychonauts 2 raises $1m in 14 hours

  • Sabreman64 04/12/2015

    The first Psychonauts was great, but what if Psychonauts 2 turns out to be shite?

    This is one reason I'm loath to put money into any of these crowdfunding things. If I put, say, a hundred pounds into a crowdfunded game and the game turns out to be crap then I've lost that money on a crap game. At least with traditional game publishing, I can cancel or return a pre-release order for a game if the initial reviews indicate that the game is crap, and I won't have lost any money on a crap game.
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  • EA defends Star Wars Battlefront sales after GameStop claims launch "underperformed"

  • Sabreman64 03/12/2015

    If this game had a single player mode (as in the Rogue Squadron games, for example) I would've bought it. However, as it's effectively an online multiplayer game, I have no interest. Reply +2
  • Rodea The Sky Soldier review

  • Sabreman64 13/11/2015


    I was hoping for this game to turn out well but it's being critically panned across the board (51% Metacritic rating).
    I'm not sure how you can interpret a rating of 51% as being "critically panned". A rating of 50% is an average rating, since it is halfway between 0% (the lowest possible rating) and 100% (the highest possible rating). It would be more accurate to say that Rodea has received a mixed critical reception.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is real, launches in March

  • Sabreman64 12/11/2015

    Yawn. Yet another Zelda re-release. Despite being a Zelda fan, I have yet to buy any Zelda re-release. I'd rather spend my money on games I don't already own. Now, if any of these Zelda re-releases had significant new content (such as new dungeons) then I would seriously consider buying them, but they never do (with the possible exception of Link's Awakening DX which I believe had an additional dungeon).

    Perhaps if Nintendo spent less time dicking around with all these Zelda re-releases then the next new Zelda game would have been released by now. And I still think the next Zelda will slip to the next Nintendo console, in spite of Nintendo's claims that it's still scheduled for the Wii U. Why release a big game like Zelda on their least successful console in decades when they can release it instead as a launch game for their next system?
    Reply -12
  • Gravity Rush 2 announced exclusively for PS4

  • Sabreman64 15/09/2015

    Nice one, Sony. By porting Gravity Rush to the PS4, you've removed all reasons anyone ever had to buy a Vita.

    The Vita was a great little handheld with a beautiful screen (well, the first version anyway), but it had shitty support from Sony.
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  • PS4 gets its own preview program

  • Sabreman64 20/08/2015

    PS4 gets its own preview programme
    Corrected that for you, since Eurogamer's headquarters are based in Britain, and the site is called Eurogamer, not USgamer.
    Reply +4
  • Zombi review

  • Sabreman64 19/08/2015

    Screw these other versions. Just get on Wii U. the definitive version on the definitive system.
    Agreed. I'm betting the people who negative voted your comment were Sony and Microsoft fanboys. (I own all four Playstations and Xbox1 and 360 (no Bone) plus virtually every Nintendo console. No console bias with me.)
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  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain gets multiplatform image comparisons

  • Sabreman64 07/08/2015

    Why are Konami bothering to release 360 and PS3 versions of this game. Doesn't everyone own a PS4 or Bone by now? Haven't most game publishers given up on the previous generation? Reply 0
  • ZombiU is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in August

  • Sabreman64 30/07/2015

    Pah. It won't be as good as the U version thanks to the lack of a second screen. Just as Rayman Legends on the other consoles wasn't as good as the U version. Reply +1
  • The Last of Us gets an extravagant $75 vinyl soundtrack

  • Sabreman64 22/07/2015

    As far as I can see, LPs have only one advantage over CDs: the packaging is more impressive and attractive than a CD box. The convenience of CDs and the absence of the snap, crackle and pop of vinyl are why I favour CD.

    I do own three or four LPs, but only because the music in question is unavailable on CD.
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  • Battletoads' infamous co-op glitch to be fixed in Rare Replay

  • Sabreman64 11/07/2015

    I wonder if the emulated versions of the Spectrum games in this compilation will be 100% faithful to the original versions. I know that the version of Jetpac in Donkey Kong 64 or Jetpac Refuelled wasn't a precise emulation. On one particular screen, when you stood on one of the three platforms and fired your laser, the aliens were able to get beneath your laser and kill you, which didn't happen in the original Spectrum version. The Spectrum version also had a certain amount of slowdown which wasn't in the Donkey Kong 64 or Jetpac Refuelled version of the game.

    Of course, because of rights problems, Goldeneye, Diddy Kong Racing and the Donkey Kong Country games aren't in this compilation. It's also a pity that no Commodore 64 games are included, and several Spectrum games (Pssst, Tranz Am, Cookie, Alien 8 to name a few) are also missing.
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  • Watch 15 minutes of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

  • Sabreman64 27/06/2015

    I think I'll pass on this. Despite being a Zelda fan, I never really liked Four Swords Adventures on the Gamecube. It's traditional single player Zelda games for me, I'm afraid. Reply +1
  • Apple reinstates removed Civil War game with the Confederate flag

  • Sabreman64 27/06/2015

    Britain was at one time pro-slavery. Therefore, all games featuring the Union Jack should be banned. Reply +1
  • These are the most requested Xbox 360 games for backwards compatibility

  • Sabreman64 19/06/2015

    If 360 games running on the Bone suffer from as many glitches as Xbox 1 games running on the 360 did then, quite frankly, I don't think Microsoft should be wasting their time and resources on this. I've never bothered playing any of my Xbox 1 games on my 360 because of all the reported glitches. I simply play them on my Xbox 1. Reply -6
  • Shenmue 3 returns, but has it already been left behind?

  • Sabreman64 18/06/2015

    Hold your horses. Shenmue 3 isn't a reality yet. It has a tentative release date of December 2017. That's two and a half years away. The release date will in all probability slip by months, perhaps even years. There's always the possibility that the game may even be cancelled. And even if the game is eventually released, it seems as though its development budget is going to be a fraction of the biggest games (eg GTA, Call of Duty) released nowadays.

    Perhaps people should scale back their expectations for Shenmue 3 a little.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight's £170 Batmobile Edition has been cancelled

  • Sabreman64 18/06/2015

    I must say that I'm becoming a bit tired of all these cheaply-produced, made-in-China, overpriced pieces of tat included with game collector editions these days. Although, having said that, I did pay £140 recently for the Witcher 3 collector edition, and so I suppose that makes me a hypocrite. Reply +1
  • Classic Star Trek games digitally premiere on GOG

  • Sabreman64 07/05/2015

    I know these games cost only a few quid, but I'm still loath to pay for them when I still own the CD-ROMs I bought about 15 years ago. Is there any way at all to get the old CD-ROM versions working on my year-old laptop with Windows 8? Reply +1
  • Video: What happens if you delete P.T. from your PS4?

  • Sabreman64 30/04/2015

    Pardon me for being a bit thick, but I don't understand how this works. If content has been removed from the PlayStation (or Xbox or whatever) online store, how is it possible to re-download it? Presumably, it's on Sony's servers somewhere, but why leave it available for re-download if it's been pulled from the store? Wouldn't any licensing or legal problems also prevent re-download of the content? Reply 0
  • Star Wars Battlefront is more than just a big budget Battlefield mod

  • Sabreman64 18/04/2015

    one of the loudest cheers he received (and there were a lot of loud cheers) was when he reassured fans - jaded with the overuse of digital effects thanks to the disastrous prequel trilogy - that he had scaled back production of his sequels to include as many physical props and tangible locations as possible.
    One of the big misconceptions about the Star Wars prequels is that it was all CGI and they didn't build any sets. This is rubbish. If the Lucas hateboys actually did any research, they would find that large numbers of miniatures were built for the films, along with numerous sets and a lot of location shooting. Anyone who thinks Abrams isn't going to use a significant amount of CGI in his Star Wars films is deluded.

    And there's another desert planet in this new film? And I understand there may be another ice planet in the new film too. Originality it seems is not Abrams's strong suit.
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  • Oddworld Inhabitants confirms Abe's Exoddus remake is on the docket

  • Sabreman64 15/04/2015

    Er, a brand new Oddworld game please, Mr Lanning. There hasn't been an original Oddworld game since Stranger's Wrath in 2005. I have no interest in all these re-releases and remakes. Reply -1
  • Debut trailer for Farming Simulator 15 on PS4 and Xbox One

  • Sabreman64 10/04/2015

    Farming Simulator 15!? There have already been 14 Farming Simulator games!? Good grief!

    Anyway, a farming simulation game - yeah, this is really what I've just bought a PS4 for. :|
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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).
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  • 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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