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  • Daytona USA is coming to Xbox One today

  • SegaBlueSky 21/03/2017

    Sega. Please. PLEASE. Please release Daytona 3 on consoles. Please. Reply +19
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • SegaBlueSky 20/03/2017

    Disappointing to see how ME:A is being received, but I'm still interested in playing the game and seeing it for myself. It's hard to accept a game as merely being OK/good when you love the ones that came before it so much, but it does sound like there are some things to enjoy here so I'm fairly happy to go and pick up a copy at a reduced price at some point. Bioware/EA are lucky that they've got so many die-hard fans though - if this was a new IP it would be seriously struggling with Horizon, Zelda and other games rating so highly at the moment.

    The biggest disappointment for me is that the writing is getting so badly panned. I can cope with dodgy animations and occasional bugs, but if the core of the game is that badly written, seemingly with no big 'kill the council' type decisions to be made, then that's where the series has taken the biggest backstep, IMO. I absolutely adored the characters and the story for the first trilogy (well, other than the ending), and it's disheartening to go into the new game knowing I'm probably not going to feel the same about the new characters.
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  • Mass Effect's best mission

  • SegaBlueSky 17/03/2017

    This reminds me that as much as I hated the ending to ME3, the journey getting there was one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. So many great moments with wonderful characters. Reply +12
  • Mass Effect Andromeda's early access trial is getting a mixed response

  • SegaBlueSky 16/03/2017

    It's tough to know what to expect - all the positive impressions make me very excited to get back into the Mass Effect universe, but the other stuff is making me very worried at the same time. Think I'm just going to try and be as neutral as possible heading in and let the game speak for itself.

    If all else fails, at least there's Persona 5 on the way next month!
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  • Breath of the Wild shows Nintendo is learning from PC games

  • SegaBlueSky 16/03/2017

    @dylillama Yeah, his central vision is where the problem is. It's more down to which game he buys than anything else - it's much more than just the frame rates - it's everything from the text to the general interface, size of icons and colours, everything really. But high frame rates have caused problems in the past. Usually it's just a case of buy the game and hope for the best, or try my/a friend's copy first and then go order it. Generally he plays on PS4 though.

    Trying to think of a good example...probably the most recent was moving from Tearaway on Vita to the PS4 version. We thought the bigger display and better graphics would help but a lot of sections left him feeling dizzy and suffering from headaches and he thought the increased performance might have been doing it. It's a hard one to pin down sometimes though!
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  • SegaBlueSky 16/03/2017

    @dylillama Exactly. I love high frame rates. They're great. But I don't *need* them to enjoy a game, if it's good enough.

    Also, I have a brother who suffers from an eye condition and he much prefers playing at 30fps to 60, makes it much easier for him to keep up with what's going on. Also struggles with super-high refresh rates on Blu-Rays.
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  • Rime comes out in May, costs £10 more on Nintendo Switch.

  • SegaBlueSky 08/03/2017

    I'd to hear their reasoning for that one. We'll see I guess. Kinda puts me off buying it on any platform though... Reply +16
  • Big No Man's Sky update out this week

  • SegaBlueSky 08/03/2017

    Glad to see Hello Games haven't given up on NMS. It's not the all-engrossing game I hoped it would be when I first bought it but I still enjoy coming back to it every now and then when I need a change of pace from the other games I've been playing. Looking forward to seeing what the new update brings. Reply +17
  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in Europe

  • SegaBlueSky 07/03/2017

    @FrozenMetalHead Indeed. Mate of mine went though, I think, about 9 Xbox 360's in that console's lifetime - it might have even been into double figures, can't remember.

    That's not to gloss over the problems some people are having with the Switch of course, it certainly has the potential to be a disaster, but some context is required and some time needed to assess the full situation.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda's EA Access trial gives gated access to campaign

  • SegaBlueSky 06/03/2017

    If the multiplayer has been implemented as well as it was in Mass Effect 3, then I can see myself playing that for a while, definitely. Reply 0
  • In Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire you have a mobile base of operations - a ship!

  • SegaBlueSky 23/02/2017

    Stunning, looks like potentially a really lovely game. Stuff like this really makes me want a gaming PC. Reply 0
  • Double Fine-published Ooblets looks like a cute Nintendo franchise mash-up

  • SegaBlueSky 23/02/2017

    Looks great! Shame it's only for PC and Xbox, jealous! Reply +7
  • New Square Enix role-playing IP Project Prelude Rune announced

  • SegaBlueSky 21/02/2017

    Nice! Wonder if it's going to be competing with the more medieval/fantasy project announced by Atlus not long ago... Reply -1
  • To understand 1-2 Switch, look back at Nintendo's crazy pre-history

  • SegaBlueSky 17/02/2017

    I do think it should be a pack-in, but at the same time it looks like a really good laugh so I'm definitely going to pick it up. Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

  • SegaBlueSky 16/02/2017

    This would be so much more off-putting if there wasn't the general awesomeness of Arms to counteract it. But yeah, looks pretty awful after you get over the initial novelty of being able to throw out your very own hadoken. Reply +12
  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • SegaBlueSky 14/02/2017

    The simple fact of the matter is that once you have commercial partners involved in your creative output, you will inevitably need to think about the sensitivities involved. It's not about his 'right' to doing anything he's done, but the repercussions on his business relationships aren't really debatable - that's just something he's got to deal with and think about. Sometimes it doesn't work out.

    I doubt it'll have much effect on his fanbase, and I'm sure there will be plenty of other companies willing to partner up with him if needs be. Free speech is all well and good but it doesn't mean everyone else can't call you out on being an ass, and it doesn't mean you can say what you want without consequence.
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  • Nintendo's latest mobile gamble doesn't quite pay off

  • SegaBlueSky 09/02/2017

    I've enjoyed playing it, but gaming on my smartphone is a very low priority for me - if it provides a quick 5-minute distraction every so often until it stops being free/fun, then great. I'll delete it after that. I rarely spend any money, though I admit I would with Super Mario Run if it was under £5. So for me, Fire Emblem has been pretty good so far. Reply +3
  • E3 2017 will open its doors to public for first time

  • SegaBlueSky 08/02/2017

    Utterly ridiculous considering you don't even get to attend any of the conferences. Paying the cost of a brand new console to stand in line for hours to play a handful of new games for a few minutes each is just unfathomably daft. Not to mention that this takes away so much of the 'magic' that makes the show so exciting for us outsiders in the first place. Don't get me wrong, I'd seriously think about if I lived in LA, but yeah...bizarre. Reply +1
  • Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event begins today

  • SegaBlueSky 08/02/2017

    @SupremeAC Damn, lucky. Back to Pidgeys and Rattatas everywhere for me! Oh and Drowsey of course... Reply +1
  • SegaBlueSky 08/02/2017

    Glad they're keeping the events coming, it tends to be the only time I can ever find anything interesting in my area! So aside form those I've pretty much stopped playing it now, not much reason to bother with it. Just wish the core gameplay was better done. Reply 0
  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs £50, Konami says

  • SegaBlueSky 19/01/2017

    Would definitely buy this at under £25, but £50!? Konami are nuts. Reply +4
  • Come and work at Gamer Network!

  • SegaBlueSky 18/01/2017

    Must be a tough job at times, always very much admire people that create entire game guides in their spare time for fun! Reply +2
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • SegaBlueSky 18/01/2017

    Couldn't care less about the specs, personally. I want to play the new Zelda because it looks like a lot of fun, not because it's presented in whatever resolution or frame rate. Reply 0
  • How Marvel vs. Capcom 2 brought us together

  • SegaBlueSky 16/01/2017

    Oh how I loved this game. Loved unlocking all the characters too, kinda miss that with modern fighters, always found it to add plenty of replayability. Cable was probably my fave in this one, would love to see him return for the new game! Reply 0
  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • SegaBlueSky 13/01/2017

    I have no problem with the price of the console, it delivers a lot of tech for that price.

    I also have no problem with the launch lineup - I only need one good game to kickstart a new console, and Zelda and 1 2 Switch are two games I'd consider must-buys with the console, so I'm happy with that. With so many games coming out on PS4 in the first quarter of this year I really don't need much more on my secondary console just yet.

    The battery life doesn't bother me much either - if I'm taking this thing out with me then guaranteed I'm going to have a backpack on me, which means I'll be bringing a power bank along for the ride anyway.

    Lack of memory is a pain, but again - I've got plenty of SD cards hanging about with plenty of memory on board, so it won't be a problem and I won't have to buy any with the console itself.

    What does rub me up the wrong way though is those accessories. There is no way in hell I'm going to pay £75 for a controller. Ever. And the other controllers weren't much better. It's an absolutely devastating price point that makes the console so much harder to get on board with.
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  • Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

  • SegaBlueSky 13/01/2017

    Both very nice. The EU one is more representative of the game I guess. Either way would love to be able to buy lithographs of the artwork - gorgeous! Reply 0
  • First-person horror game Sylvio is coming to console this Friday (the 13th)

  • SegaBlueSky 11/01/2017

    Yeesh people, maybe read the RPS review linked in the article before you make snap judgments?

    Wasn't sure about this at first but reading the review has made me very interested. For the right price I'll definitely check this out.
    Reply +1
  • Sources: Microsoft and Platinum part ways on Scalebound, development ceased

  • SegaBlueSky 10/01/2017

    Regardless of whether the game was your cup of tea or not, I think we can all agree that it's always a shame when a project that's obviously had so much time and effort put into it gets pulled before it sees the light of day. A whole team of people have working on this game and now won't be able to have that awesome moment when the finished project launches. Such a shame.

    Makes me appreciate that Nier is still happening though, will definitely be picking that up.
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  • Gravity Rush 2 review

  • SegaBlueSky 10/01/2017

    Dangit, I really need to get around to playing the first one, this looks brilliant. Reply +5
  • Glacier White PlayStation 4 slim model announced, released this month

  • SegaBlueSky 10/01/2017

    @el_pollo_diablo Sounds like you need the Pro, my friend!

    Anywho, glad the white variant is back, I guess. Would like to see the Pro available in more colours too.
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  • Assassin's Creed film review

  • SegaBlueSky 21/12/2016

    If the core premise of Assassin's Creed still held any flicker of interest to me, I'd definitely go see this. But it's been milked too far now and I just can't find much reason to bother. Reply 0
  • Let's remember GamesMaster's most infamous incident, broadcast 20 years ago

  • SegaBlueSky 20/12/2016

    What I'd give to see comedy gold like this once again. Was hoping for similar bouts of unbridled rage on that recent show on Go 8 Bit. It was a good enough show, but not THIS good. Glorious.

    Of course, what we all really want to know is - is there anyone like this on the Eurogamer team??
    Reply +9
  • Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

  • SegaBlueSky 19/12/2016

    As is always the case with Nintendo, the games are going to be the be-all and end-all for me. A strong lineup of first-party games that are visually a step up from the Wii U and also portable as a bonus? Great, sign me up. If the rumours of an upgraded Pokemon Sun/Moon are true then that alone would probably sway me.

    I can see why people would be disappointed of course, but personally Nintendo are always my second console and as long as the quality of the games is still up there I don't see that changing.
    Reply +1
  • Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

  • SegaBlueSky 09/12/2016

    Very, very tough to decide! In the end I went for:

    1. The Last Guardian
    2. Uncharted 4
    3. Dark Souls 3
    4. Final Fantasy XV
    5. Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

    Sadly that's leaving out some smaller games that I really enjoyed this year, so a special mention too for Hyper Light Drifter, Firewatch and Abzu!
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  • Pewdiepie hits 50m subscribers, claims he'll delete channel today

  • SegaBlueSky 09/12/2016

    @Wyrm I didn't say anything about not accepting it, I just don't find it interesting or entertaining. I've tried a few but nothing sticks. I find it all very attention-seeking for the most part, and I can't stand being told to 'like, subscribe and share' everything I read or hear these days. It's not just YT that is guilty of this of course, but it's the example we're discussing here. I agree that it's a perfectly legitimate media, but it's not one I enjoy. Reply +8
  • SegaBlueSky 09/12/2016

    All things aside - I will be the first to admit I can't stand the YouTuber culture - I'm absolutely floored by the success of this guy and can only commend him on that front at least. Seems like a good guy from what I can tell. I wish him luck whatever he decides to do with his new channel, but I will remain completely oblivious as I've only ever watched one video of his. It just ain't for me, but I continue to be astonished (and more than a little envious) of people that can be so successful through YT. Reply +56
  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • SegaBlueSky 09/12/2016

    That's a shame for times when you're on the underground, maybe they could have it so that you have to reconnect at least once every 30 minutes or something as a compromise? I get that Ninty is very piracy-conscious and that on Android in particular piracy is a problem, but still seems a little extreme. Reply +17
  • PS4 shoots through 50m sold barrier

  • SegaBlueSky 07/12/2016

    Gotta say it's well-deserved, I've had mine for about 2 years now and the quality of the exclusives so far have easily made it worth the purchase. Regardless of your preferred platform it's always good to see games and platform holders doing well in general. Reply +5
  • One Night Stand is suitably awkward

  • SegaBlueSky 07/12/2016

    @HappyGator And for gamers to be their usual cynical selves and dismiss it without, y'know, trying it for themselves. An open mind is a wonderful thing. Reply +21
  • "She can't understand how someone she's never met would be so kind"

  • SegaBlueSky 06/12/2016

    What a lovely story, so glad to see a community come together for someone in need. After a few weeks of feeling generally pretty bitter at people and the world at large this has genuinely lifted my spirits today. Reply +8
  • Captain America and Morrigan confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

  • SegaBlueSky 06/12/2016

    Glad to see some actual gameplay this time around, and it's looking really good! Wasn't sure about the return to 2v2 at first but actually watching the flow of the fight I think it might be a good thing, just to bring it back down to earth slightly. The infinity stones were great in Marvel Super Heroes back in the day, so glad to see those return too. Reply +3
  • The Last Guardian review

  • SegaBlueSky 05/12/2016

    I really need it to be Friday now, please. I had confidence that this would be a very special game even if it wasn't technically perfect or a bit janky to control, but to see such a positive review after years of development hell is an amazing thing to see. Can't wait!! Reply +4
  • Why The Last Of Us doesn't need a sequel (and why we'll play it anyway)

  • SegaBlueSky 05/12/2016

    I'll agree that The Last of Us didn't *need* a sequel, but I have to admit watching the trailer got me ridiculously excited. It's hard not to feel like that when you love the original so much. There's not really a right-or-wrong answer to the debate, so it's gotta just be left up to Naughty Dog to justify the decision. Though if there's one developer I'd trust to make a kickass sequel, it's them. They've done enough quality work for me to give them the benefit of the doubt for now at least! Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15 worldwide launch makes it series' fastest-selling game

  • SegaBlueSky 01/12/2016

    Very impressive, good to see it doing well. I'd LOVE to be able to see a final tally of how much the game has cost in total over the massive marketing campaigns, 10 years of development and changing of teams, etc and then figure out how much it needs to sell to make a profit. Reply +14
  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • SegaBlueSky 30/11/2016

    I think there are too many reasons we could point to, as gaming is becoming an ever more diverse landscape with increased options across both hardware and software. It's just a case of picking one element and discussing it at length but you could write a book if you went into all of it.

    Personally, I find myself in the position where I can't possibly find the time to finish all the games I buy.

    There are SO many sales and offers across so many platforms and genres that I have a game library that could easily last me all of 2017 if I stopped buying games today. I genuinely have to stop myself from buying anything until I've finished X number of games I already own. Right now I've gone against my rule by buying FFXV and pre-ordering The Last Guardian in the hopes that I might catch up a bit over Christmas, but I know I probably won't.
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  • Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reportedly due out 2017

  • SegaBlueSky 29/11/2016

    I'll be very disappointed if there's no X-Men characters at all as I've always loved those comics the most, but still ridiculously happy either way, really hope this is true! Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky's long-awaited update brings its galaxy back to life

  • SegaBlueSky 29/11/2016

    NMS still has a ways to go but I'm really enjoying the update so far - the additions are genuinely fun and the universe feels a more interesting and varied place than it was before. Looking forward to seeing what they do next! Reply +7
  • Final Fantasy 15 review

  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    @HotCoffee Yeah I get what you mean, just the way you phrased it before seemed like a bit of a generalization! Agreed with you there though - it really should be better than that and I'm looking forward to playing it and judging for myself. Reply +1
  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    @HotCoffee While I agree that after 10 years they really, REALLY should have nailed it, the phrase 'It's just writing' really doesn't do justice to how tough writing a good story can be. Reply +100
  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    Very interesting review, get the feeling there will be a lot of debate about this game following launch. I'm still interested enough in the core group of characters to want to find out what happens to them, but it's a shame to know that the world at large struggles to keep up with that.

    On the basis of this review too, I've got to wonder once again whether FFXV can ever possibly hope to recoup the astronomical costs that have gone into developing and promoting it.

    EDIT: Looking at other reviews too, it seems there's a big split between those that are lifelong FF fans (like Aoife) and those that aren't. I'm someone who hasn't enjoyed any main FF game since IX (apart from XI and XIV), so really not sure which side I'm going to end up on. We shall see!
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