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  • Nintendo Creators Program lets YouTube users share ad revenue

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/01/2015

    This is a tricky one, but I expect that after looking a bit deeper, very few to no Youtubes are gonna go for this. Follow this link and read for more details and you'll see why.

    http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/KenAustin/20150130/235424/Why_Nintendos_Creators_Program_is_Bad_News.php

    Think the chap makes a good point about adding his commentary and control input, changes things greatly, unlike other mediums.

    @SirBigbutts

    I think with music you'd pay out for the song use, despite your remix/recreation of it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/01/2015

    Think many youtubers have mostly stopped using Nintendo stuff by now anyway. It always was a silly decision that just does no one any good.

    But hey, there's plenty of other games out there that would welcome youtube coverage, without strings attached.
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  • Sega to offer 300 staff voluntary retirement as it focuses on smartphone and PC online games

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/01/2015

    Its possible that some of the old rot brigade (no offence meant) from Sega's console demise, might still be at Sega, pulling strings in Japan. If this is so, It would explain a lot of the weirdness and some poor decisions to a degree, something that they have in common with Nintendo. Some old creaky types upstairs are holding them back from being greater.

    Investing in Atlus was a cool move. Thing is Atlus are small and don't make a lot of games per year and their game output is very niche besides (as much as we all love Persona, Etrian Odyssey and Trauma Center series.

    I hope Sega can turn the tide, but I think we have to help them. What I'd like to see is a annual Sega survey, so they can gauge gamers interests and help them move in a better direction. Perhaps EG can help with that, since Sega perhaps aren't as vocal online.

    Border Break seems to be doing well in japan arcades and is soon to grace mobiles/tablets, with transferable data, so that's a positive step. They should really think about gettingporting Border Break onto PC too, IMO. The death match crowd might eat it up.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/01/2015

    @SuperShinobi

    Indeed. They could also be making bank of that Streets of Rage Remake too, which would be great on PC and mobiles. Such a missed chance. What's weird is that the Sonic CD mobile remake was previously this type of fan remake, that Sega tapped into, so why not do that again with SoRR?

    Might be time to do a customer survey, Sega. You something to guide you where to go and what we want.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/01/2015

    Bad news for some, but makes sense for Sega. With PC and mobile games, Sega stand to gain more on their return. Both also have a low barrier for entry with no gatekeeper like consoles.

    Alien Isolation did well and I'm sure we are all pleased to see Valkyria on Steam, gaining new fans. I agree that Sega could do more with that huge game library of theirs, if they aren't going to focus more on creating new games. Its been clear for a long time that Sonic isn't cutting it, these days.

    My suggestion. Get Border Break onto PC, as well as pushing some Sega Arcade HD Collections. Late Sega arcade games like Scud Race, Motoraid haven't graced consoles or PC, so they could be making money for them. They could also be doing more with stuff like Alien Front Online and Chrome Hounds (which they buried ages ago. Sega have good stuff, but just fail and what to choose and build upon.

    And if they don't want to tackle these games themselves, might be time to outsource them.

    Good luck to all those now cast out to the wind.
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  • Life is Strange: Episode 1 review

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/01/2015

    Added to list. Looks cool enough and hope it does well. They need a break after Remember Me. Reply +5
  • Video: "Well excuuuse me, princess!"

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/01/2015

    This piece has its place on EG, but I feel a more in depth piece would be better than another youtube add on bit.

    Why not try and find out who made them, what was going through the minds of those who created these shows, what stuff was left in or out of them. Wouldn't that make for a more interesting piece? They are still about games after all.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/01/2015

    I think the old Darkstalkers and Street Fighter series made in the U.S, were barrel scrapingly the worst. Throw Sonic and Bubsy in there, and add Captain N and Legend of Zelda too.

    Good thing that they stopped trying this crap. TV wasn't the place for many of these, that limit their potential (plus time slots and other bs.

    On the flip side, there have also been good adaptions, that actually have a story and are faithful to their games, that sidestepped TV. SF2 anime movie for the win.
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  • Dying Light review

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/01/2015

    Enjoy Dead Island, so I'd get this anyway. Hard to go wrong with zombies, but some still have. There's also a lot to be said for a zombie game you can play on your own, at your own pace, then go online when you are ready to.

    Few bugs aside, Techland still deliver a fun game.
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  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/01/2015

    @null

    My bad mistake then. Thanks for correcting me.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/01/2015

    After seeing that trailer, things might not be that bad as first thought. Co-op multiplayer was the one thing that was missing from the previous Dogma games, that could have improved them and perhaps put them more on gamers radar. Trouble is with the MMOs like Elder Scrolls etc no going f2p, I'm not sure if it will help DD.

    Perhaps Capcom want to test the waters first in Japan, then see what to do next. I understand the reason why many of us dislike this part of their plan, though, because its possible Capcom will ghettoize DD for Japan only, like they have MH and that's not what gamers need.

    Anyone notice that there's also no XB1/PC version, but there's going to be a Wii U version (WTF?), clearly says that they are aiming DD at that same MH crowd in Japan, which is kind of unfair to all of those that picked up DD, outside of Japan.

    Are we complaining and moaning gamers? Perhaps, but not without cause, as we don't want to be left out of a cool game. Is that so wrong?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/01/2015

    Guess it was too much to hope it'd be the real DD sequel we all wanted. Perhaps some at Capcom are looking at FFXIV Online and trying to aim for a cut of that pie. I can agree this doesn't inspire, as playing just one MMO takes an enormous amount of gamers time and money, that those that do play MMOs, probably play about 1-3, if they can manage that much before perhaps something else takes their interest.

    On top of that, I've always disliked this gimped region specific means of online gaming, that kind of defeats the whole point of the internet and gaming across it. Either you want to game online with the rest of the planet or you don't, simple as. This push seems to be coming from japanese devs/publishers, but not japanese gamers themselves requesting online gaming isolation (correct if wrong). (this is why watching feeds of japanese gamers playing the likes of BF and other PC games is more progressive thing we should all encourage)

    Hopefully we can find out more at E3, but yeah, this is a bad move IMO. I think the fear of selling single player games might be wearing on them too. I'll give them a chance to prove me wrong, though. Better some DD than none at all.
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  • How FIFA Ultimate Team got its hooks into the spirit of football

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/01/2015

    @aros

    Lol, fairplay, so are playing cards, which you can play more games with.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/01/2015

    I'm surprised that many couldn't see what Ultimate Team was. Nothing but a Pokemon style cash grab, building on the old soccer sticker album/card craze. When this appeared was when I stopped buying Fifa on launch day.

    While Fifa itself has improved gameplay wise, I feel that Ultimate Team needs to go, along with free online play returning to it, than that season pass bs they currently have.
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  • Pokémon, Smash Bros. sales help Nintendo back to profit

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/01/2015

    Toys have always been Nintendo's thing long before games consoles, so its no surprise to me that Amiibos sold (their use with games aside.

    Other Nintendo gaming stuff like models of characters or art books have done the same. That Dark Horse published Hyrule Historia art book was one of the best selling books of 2014, so there is a place for nostalgic Nintendo stuff.

    Its a pity that they've neglected gaming merchandise as a regular option for so long, but well, hope they do more, even if I don't buy them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 28/01/2015

    @nickthegun

    You make a good point, but the truth of it is that for Nintendo to handle making games for their consoles alone is frankly a strain on them. It must be like trying to run any busy business with just one person, damn hard leaving signs of burn out, while some gems will be produced. Its an unfortunate situation, that only they can fix and yet really fail to, to date. We all still hope they can next try, but just how many chances do we want to give them?

    There making bank is good but never let that paper over the cracks in their ship.

    Anyway, hey EG. How did you miss this one for a week ago. Check link below, peeps. An interesting read.

    http://www.vg247.com/2015/01/22/nintendo-bosses-do-not-really-understand-modern-gaming-says-former-executive/

    http://www.dromble.com/2015/01/21/former-nintendo-executive-dan-adelman-discusses-nintendos-culture-third-party-support-and-much-more/
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  • Video: Resident Evil Revelations 2 - Barry Burton's Kafkaesque Nightmare

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/01/2015

    Love them bring Barry back, but might be an idea to give the kid something else the wear, Capcom.

    So far, vids of this game look cool enough, that it might be time for more Biohazardous busting. Hope it turns the series around.
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  • BioShock creator Ken Levine teases new first-person sci-fi project

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/01/2015

    After the Bioshock trilogy, I'll look forward to what he has planned. Reply +5
  • Gearbox hiring for Borderlands 3

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/01/2015

    Glad its a thing. I just hope they can correct small errors made with the sequels. Bring it. Reply +1
  • A guide to gaming's most valuable treasures

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/01/2015

    A good piece.

    Snatcher is a rare gem, and more so Policenauts on Mega CD.

    Someone out there actually has a Multimega. Never did see one of those in the wild, just in game mag ads.
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  • Pokkén Tournament gameplay shows off critters, controls

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/01/2015

    As its a Nintendo based thing, I expect it will appear on Wii U. That controller put a nail in the coffin as arcades are usually joystick and buttons. (I this happening to other arcade machines too?)

    In the footsteps of previous Mario Kart and F Zero arcade games, this is a good move for Nintendo/Namco. And if arcades were near me, would certainly check it out.

    Now, if we could only get Namco to also finish that Tekken vs SF game too (bragged about ages ago)....we'd all be happier.
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  • Video: Hatred, and why it wanted that 'Adults Only' rating

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/01/2015

    @Liquid--Leeroy

    GTAV is satire as Saints Row is tongue and cheek/satire. Regardless of which game you point the finger at, many won't care and if they want to Hatred will by and play it.

    Regardless of who it was created by, and while some might wave the offended flag, I have no problem with Hatred existing, as much as I might like a certain french magazine or any other creative work.

    Lesson here. Take whatever you read online with a pinch of salt, as there's always two sides to any story coin. Think and choose for yourself if you want to play this game or not.

    I don't dig some of Orson Scott Card's thinking, but I like many, still saw and enjoyed Ender's Game. How is this game any different?
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  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/01/2015

    Looks nice but I'm not sure. Wasn't too sold on AR even when it was on 3DS, because it seems like a cute tech gimmick, like NFC, nice but few people will really use it.

    Admire them trying something else after Kinect/HD-DVD fell on face, but I guess we'll have to wait until E3, to find out more.
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  • Windows 10 will let you stream Xbox One games to PC, tablets

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/01/2015

    Cool feature, but not needed as much as DX12, which they'll no doubt use as a reason for everyone to upgrade to W10. Many are happy with W7 and 8, to the point where MS selling OS's is getting a bit long in tooth.

    On a lighter note, PC/XB1 integration is good thing and cross platform play will hopefully catch on more, now.

    Think I'll be holding out on W7 until stuff stops working, mind.
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  • What happens when Ikaruga's director remixes one of Sega's all-time greats?

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Some crazy stuff. I know about the meeting over the MD/Sonic pack. A good thing that such out of the box thinking worked for Sega....but I think its very telling that such an idea didn't come from a japanese businessman mindset.

    Its very possible that Sega might be in better shape under U.S control, or at least using it to their advantage rather than under the hood sector rivalry. Contrasting to the present and the situation that both Nintendo and Sony are currently in.

    Nintendo are too entrenched in Japan that they can't think outside of the box (while keeping their head in the game) as much. As result they are still kind of lost to many for the last few gens (even after DS/Wii/3DS success. I happen to think Nintendo might actually be in better hands by giving EU and U.S some control of their own. Their game output would improve and their consoles slowly improve too.

    And Sony are seeing troubles so much that they have scaled back much of their business (sold of laptop division and lacking in TVs), because they were outdone by rivals in most areas. After humbly soul searching post PS3, I think its said a lot when Sony did their homework for PS4, and their homework paid off from E3 to present.

    How things could have been different, with some other input.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    We learn something new eveeryday. Wasn't aware 32X was a Sega America conceived piece of kit. That explains why it was so disjointed a release before Saturn.

    Perhaps people from Sega America saw the Saturn spec early, and with Sony on the 3D scene, knew Saturn would be lacking in 3D in a huge way.

    This also might shed some light on why Nintendo are reluctant to give their EU and U.S wings any real control of their own, seeing how thing went down at Sega. Well. that and draconianism. (is that a word?)
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Every system gets some good games. Its a nice piece of gaming history and a good example that stop gap tech, isn't a good way to go. It could be said that Sega ploughing money into 32x, instead of focusing on Saturn, eventually upset their console applecart, That, DC and rival PS2s.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    @ruckusroberts

    Yes, can't beat those pumping explosions mixed with crazy Sega tunes booming. I do hope Sega push AB Climax to Steam, like Valkyria Chronicles. They could do with the extra loot for it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    I see. I've seen the pain and joy that the 32x gave a friend, so I get you. 32x was a tragedy sandwich, but SW Arcade on that thing was cool, though.

    No 'tongue in cheek' emocon on EG. Lol.

    But yeah, try the Sky Rogue alpha, I doubt you'll be disappointed (the finished game should be cooler). It has controller support too so you can plug in a 360 controller and play easy.

    Takes minutes to play/get to grips with, so let us know what you think.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Its art style very 90 retro, like those early 3D games, but don't let that put you off. A lot of indie games are going for that simpler 3D look, so they can focus on the gameplay....and Sky Rogue has that fun gameplay.

    Try the alpha demo on their site, Iron. Its tiny in size and you have nothing to lose. Best proof is in the playing of the game, man.

    As for more Afterburner, we will be waiting forever on Sega for that or any of their games. I'd welcome Afterburner Climax on Steam, though as it is a lot of fun too.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    I love the negs on this one. Classic bs.

    I have After Burner Climax and its a cool retro game updated. Problem is it was a console release for last gen. Who's still playing it?

    On the other hand, Sky Rogue is an indie game, inspired by games like After Burner but using 3D properly, giving an arcade like experience. Check it on Steam Greenlight or just check the link below. Its damn good fun, giving Sega a run for their money.

    http://nihilocrat.itch.io/sky-rogue
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  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2015

    Afterburner is cool , but its the kind of game that failed as 3D tech progressed. Nice they they did a 3DS version. Could have been better if Sega had focused on a wider reboot or something, but they don't seem to like using much outside of Sonic these days.

    I think improved successors are stuff like Sky Gamblers (iOS), Bomb and Sky Rogue (see Steam for the latter two). Cool games.
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  • Resident Evil HD Remaster review

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    I can agree that this game deserves an 8/10, but the score is like the review, an opinion. Don't sweat it.

    One thing I do miss for the RE games is the puzzles. Now, while harkening back to past games of yore, they gave players a break from the zombie conspiracy action blasting, taking your brain outside of the box a bit.

    The puzzler weren't brain numbing (in that just right zone), as to stop you in your tracks for too long, but I think I liked their stupidly cool design more. Gold crests to open a secret door. Knight and sword keys, blue/red eyes of a tiger, and even playing Moonlight Sonata, each is memorable, when many similar game puzzle are/might be forgettable. MGS is a bit like this too.

    Now, here's the big question. Knowing that puzzles have dwindled out of recent RE games, why on earth haven't Capcom made a dedicated RE puzzle game? All crazy puzzles, letters and audio diaries. Another way to sell the series.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    Loved this game on GC, and still love it. Its a fun spooky zomblast of the type Capcom find hard to emulate well. Lets hope that they've learned what works from going over these classics.

    Worthy of any zombie fan and can be finished without turning into one....a zombie I mean.
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  • State of Decay gets an Xbox One release date

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    A worthy purchase for any zombie gamer. Easy learning curve and plenty of stuff to do and zombies to mash in cool ways, whether melee or gun/vehicle play.

    Guess 2015 will be the year the new game drought ends. MS a bit on the rear view of Sony's H1Z1 here, when SoD should have hit XB1 first.

    Enjoy.
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  • Borderlands Handsome Collection and Ł270 special edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    Heard this was in the pipe. That's good deal for a top game (that price though, hmmm!. Plus PS4/XB1 peeps need something else to play until more games arrive. Can't go wrong with some Borderlands.

    Nice claptrap, but just the games will do for a few bucks. Plenty hours of fun, in single or multiplayer.
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  • Steam Broadcasting has arrived

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    A cool upgrade to join the Twitch competition. There's nothing wrong with watching others play games. Been doing this since PS1 RE, as a friend play with just a knife for kicks (such was some of the weird collision in early RE games.

    Even at big tournies, there's much to learn about games, as certain gamers sometimes play a game differently to others. Can also agree that this mode will help sway a lot of gamers to perhaps buy a game or not.
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  • Club Nintendo to close later this year

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    More than likely due to cut backs. If they plan to replace it with something else, you can jump on that later.

    Never used it myself, but yeah, that's life.
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  • The Long Dark has sold 250k copies on Steam Early Access

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    Well, for anyone who hasn't braved the wintery wilds, its worth the price. If not just wait for the next Steam sale. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    A damn cool survival game with a difference. Just you versus nature and potential death from cold or starvation.

    I just hope that Hinterland can add some controller support as soon as possible, to help it sell even more.

    Who says Early Access is a bad thing? It clearly depends on a game to game basis, and how such an early privilege is used.
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  • Rock Band dev Harmonix asks fans to fill out "important" survey

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/01/2015

    These music games are cool but they should have done their best not to abandon them, even towards the end of a console generation. I agree that letting everyone transfer their previous track purchases over to XB1/PS4 would be a good way to go. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

    I enjoyed my short time with Rock Band, so it would be sad to see it dwindle. Good that they are testing the waters of interest.
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  • Dying Light physical release suffers delay in Europe, elsewhere

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2015

    Nothing to worry about. The tides of Steam and sales will deliver in time. Don't mind waiting a while. Reply +6
  • Watch Dogs 2 must "appeal to fans in a new way", creative director says

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/01/2015

    Didn't get the first game but I feel that it was too much like AC, with some cool hacking widgets.

    If its ever going to find its place, it needs to be distant from AC as much as possible and bring something else besides.
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  • Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/01/2015

    Another game that gets the stamp of the righteous ban hammer. Aussieland is becoming really draconian, when there's no need to be. An Adult game for adult gamers, and one that also is sold digitally through Steam etc, not on store shelves. If you don't dig it, don't play it. We also know that if this were a film/book, it would get an instant pass gold star.

    While like many, I might not agree with that part of the game, if its been removed, why all the ban stamps? And whatever happened to creating what you want to create? If you no likey, you don't have to buy or consume it.
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  • Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/01/2015

    Think its about time that the price was left at 300. That's really what most gamers want and then more will invest in one, more games will arrive. It can continue to sell gangbusters for many more months at 299/300 bucks. Maybe MS should consider making it so for E3. Reply 0
  • Assetto Corsa review

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/01/2015

    Seen this on Steam for a while now, but since it wasn't reviewed anywhere, wasn't sure. Glad its another fine game to check out on PC. Reply +2
  • New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL UK release date

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/01/2015

    I don't have a 3DS yet either, but maybe some day.

    Despite these new fangled iterations, its still has cool games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/01/2015

    Indeed, its more confusing but kind of expected. Theyve got to milk the 3DS as much as possible (annoying certainly) as its the only thing that's really carrying Nintendo (alongside Amiibos.

    Whether more gamers will bite is anyone's guess (they've pushed too many iterations. But hey, you know what they say about fools and their money. Go buy another one if that's for you.
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  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong launches Kickstarter, succeeds goal in two hours

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/01/2015

    Good that they are getting their support. Cool game and more is awesome. Reply 0
  • The PlayBox is a PS4 and Xbox One combined in a single laptop

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/01/2015

    Would be so nice if he got loads of orders. Looks weird but nothing like it out there, so why not?

    Well done.
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