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  • Super Mario Run coming out on Android in March

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2017

    Great! Expect another sales boost. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's next big mobile game is coming to Android first

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2017

    Nice vid, but where are the game play screenshots? Certainly a tease this is. Reply 0
  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs 50, Konami says

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2017

    The sad thing about this is that we could have had another Bomberman game, after the 360 Live version, but Konami sat on their hands. I'm sure they could shift more of it, if Konami were to get a 360 Live conversion onto Steam. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2017

    Yes, the prices are ridiculous but that's how it always will be with carts. The extra 20 is probably to cover those lovely high product cost, that every dev has disliked since the NES days.

    One thing is for sure though, and that the pre-owned market will light up and step in to get all they can, when gamers sell their Switch games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2017

    @NullDev

    Yeah, you hit the nail. Its this cost that's going to hurt Switch from day one & across its life cycle. Nintendo still don't like optical because they see that as lost money, when such actually brings more benefits than the cost paid. Switch will have good games, but once again, most of them will be from Nintendo or closely discounted dev partners. We now have to wait until Switch is out, to see any online digital game prices, but even they I doubt will sell for 40 or below. Good luck Konami, anyway.
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  • Path of Exile makes its console debut on Xbox One later in 2017

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/01/2017

    A nice result for XB1. Hope you like it? Might ease the hurt from the loss of Scalebound, too. Reply 0
  • Gabe Newell teases a new single-player IP in the Half-Life universe

  • SpaceMonkey77 18/01/2017

    It was good Gabe to do this, while I missed it live. Nice to know more Half Life is in the pipe. Did we hear anything about Left 4 Dead 3, though? Source 2 & movies are welcome. Still amazed at some of the games that run on Source well, giving many map modders, a shot at making their own levels and games. Reply +2
  • Arms takes the Splatoon approach to fighting games

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/01/2017

    I too liked this one from the video presentation. Its original take on boxing, while building on Wii Sports and Super Punch Out, does it well. I just wish there were more original games like it for Switch. If I had a Switch this game would be an early buy, IMO. I hope I get to play it some day. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/01/2017

    Learning that the Switch dock only has a cable tidy in it, is a big turn off. A decent HDD could have been in this thing then. The dock does have a USB port, so an external HDD could be plugged in there, I guess. I think this HDD needs sorting early, because I just don't see 90% of devs running to jump back into bed love with carts and their large fees. HDD would offer a DLC option, which I'm sure devs would prefer than carts, then transfer to Switch memory for play. I get the impression Nintendo might not want to offer games digitally, just to push carts, but in time we'll see.

    Buy Zelda or SMO digitally, it would certainly be cheaper than 60 cart, as well as other third party games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/01/2017

    @kirankara

    You are right. PC gaming isn't as difficult as it used to be. Thanks to Steam and Windows, its gotten easier to game, have fun and avoid difficulty. Whether a custom build laptop or desktop, choose your parts well and each is an investment that lasts withe tweaks and part changes across 6-10 years, before replacement/upgrade. Options for a gaming PC are better than ever.

    Naturally, when Nintendo said they were going with carts for Switch, I worried greatly, because that means the days of high priced games like N64 days returning and gamers and devs will like that not, as a 60 Zelda shows. Back when I had an N64 (LoZ OoT was 60 back then too), I only purchased 14-16 games across its life span because they were too expensive and vastly limited in good choice due to devs holding off N64 game development, for PC and PS1 instead. Lack of HDD for Switch may end Switch early because that and digital games are the only thing that would reduce game prices, allowing gamers to buy more games, and devs to make more in a secure fashion. Go back and look how much devs/pubs used to get stung by cart licensing prices, and you'll understand why Switch will see difficulty.

    But like I also said, this is my seasoned gamer & long games industry watcher view point. The masses will still buy it, because its new, fun and they already have iOS devices. Zelda and SMO will do well to sell Switch, until more games turn up. Good luck, Nintendo all the same.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @danebarrett

    Perhaps Nintendo run from its U.S wing might be more forward thinking and change the game, as Sega once did with the Mega Drive. Eras before, Sega Japan were very against a free Sonic game with the MD, but that decision changed the game back in Sega's days. Nintendo need a good dose of that outside box thinking, but its their biz, so anything I say is moot.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @knight_pjc

    You are right & no one wants to be negative, for the sake of it and only with good reason & concern. It could be said that the carts do the same as Vita's card media, large but expensive. Was a Vita game ever 60? Nope. One thing is sure though, Switch may well be putting Vita out to pasture, once its out for a year, and Sony won't move to address Vita at all (I still say Steam game access would save Vita from death, as Steam has no hand held gaming option).
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    While we are more core gamers, its lucky for Nintendo many others aren't as critiqing as us, See this.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/01/13/the-nintendo-switch-is-already-sold-out-almost-everywhere/#66155abdf6eb

    It will sell out real soon, so there you have it. The masses will speak with their coin and buy it anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @Isonic

    Difficult to say. I said very long ago, that its not impossible for Nintendo to make a home console like MS and Sony and do well, (optical hd & disc drive included) but such is their fear of spending too much and losing coin, that they no longer have heart to compete, and that's sad to know for all gamers. Thus, I long gave up of such happening to a PS4/XB1 level. On flip side of that, the hand held space they've always done well in so there's a chance for them, but phones have eaten much of that in recent years, due to low dev barrier for entry and no gatekeepers to squeeze devs on carts. That cart part might be their undoing (and might even be holding some devs off), if games can't be installed on board its 32gb, besides. I would so love for Nintendo to prove me wrong.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @lostmuppet

    Judging by Super Mario Run & Pokemon Go, such might make them learner & more focused and probably do better, if hardware isn't their strong point as much, but again, give Switch a chance to breath, first. I still want a Switch, but may have to wait a year or two, poor as I am.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @GamerMax73

    SSD's aren't going to happen in consoles for a few gens yet, sir, as they are too expensive per $/. If there were not, MS and Sony would have used them in PS4 and XB1. Opticals are far cheaper per size, hence the recent 1-2tb size upgrades by MS and Sony. I see your point on SD cards but seeing how devs feel about them to hold their games securely is another thing, as such might be too Android open source for their games, and be open to potential hacks (see Android game sales for an example). I doubt they be as secure as an optical, which can be updated regularly, but I guess we'll soon see. I'd rather just bag a 2tb hard drive at home for back up, than be constantly buying 256gb sd cards (one might do to manage game on the move), but that's just me. I can't see and know everything, sd cards might work out for Nintendo, so let's wait and see.

    All in all, I still wish them well, for Switch.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @GamerMax73

    Just to make it clear, external hard drive storage would just be for home use and more so home games. More hard drive space would bring more possible game options from devs than less. Once implemented, gamers could then decide, what games to play at home (Overwatch, BF1, CoD, Rocket League), and what games to play on the move (SMO, Zelda, Arms,, Skyrim, Rocket League), the latter fitting on those carts fine, but its not just about Nintendo games. Digital games also bring prices down faster & carts will likely do the opposite. I still recall the SNES and N64 eras where towards the end, some games were still expensive until pulled from shelves, because of carts. Digital games don't sound so bad after all.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    I still want a Switch, and so want it to do well, I really do, but after a decade of Nintendo consoles lacking a hard drive, for this baby to really thrive it, IMO, needs an external optical hard drive.

    Why? Look at the size of some recent games below. Devs need space for their games. In short, and cards IMO won't last to cut it, over the long tail, and if they do, they won't be cheap, ever.

    Black Ops 3 for 62 GB

    GTA V for 59 GB.

    Assassin's Creed Unity took around 50 GB

    Wolfenstein the New Order for some 45 GB.

    Bioshock Infinite complete for 40 GB.

    COD Ghosts for 34 GB.

    Mad Max for 32 GB.

    Without an external, and dlc games, games overall won't get cheaper, because they can be pushed physically all the time. I'd love to play all of these and more, on Switch, but some might say I'm asking too much, but I don't think so. Across the Switch's life cycle, games will get bigger and I hope Nintendo fix this issue. Speak to Western Digital, Seagate or whoever, because SSD is far out of the question of price for Nintendo, so an external optical hard drive may yet save your bacon. 1-2tb will do fine.

    Why do gamers play games on PS4/XB1 and PC. Plenty of space for all kinds of games, in disc and online form. Because a lot of games are offered digitally, the price evens out, devs can still make bank, even in sale and everyone is happier. Perhaps ask each developer out there, why do they need a hard drive to support for their games, while Nintendo perhaps do not.

    Nintendo, I love you and your games, and I want you all to be around for years to come. I do not expect you to match MS or Sony, these days, try as I might to encourage such, for good competition helps in all industries. I wish you much success, but to help you get there, my best advice to you, is to take advantage of surveys of your gamer custom, every year or two, for games and tech moves fast and its hard to keep up & adjust. Any critique from me in past to present, is to aid you to improve, than not, while respectfully not everything will appeal to me, with time and tide. I'll look forward to playing SMO, Arms and Zelda.

    Lastly, while some will disagree, a paid Nintendo online service is a good way to go. This helps cover servers, speedier connections, updates and better security of system and service. In time, it will provide a service like Steam or Live, hopefully.
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  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for 279.99

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/01/2017

    Mystery of the Switch dock revealed. This could have had a HDD,...but...

    http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/13/14268270/what-does-the-nintendo-switch-dock-do
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @Sicho

    The fall in SD card price, is a good thing for tablets and phones and consumers. And indeed, consumers are more akin to switching cards in and out by now. However, with regards to larger 21st century games like Overwatch, BF1 and CoD, we'd be lucky to see them grace Switch. EA appearing on stage was a surprise, but did you notice how even for them, there was no actual EA Switch game footage? If we don't see some of EA games by E3 time, beyond Fifa 18, we might have cause to worry. I can understand if some want to play a waiting game on Switch, as some still feel the Wii/Wii U burn scars. Switch will still do very well, on SMO and Link's Wild Wind, but still needs more games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @Sicho

    Can second Dread, and don't think you are hearing him out. Phones can do okay with 32-64gb, but phone games are small in size and design. Devs may avoid Switch because of the size of modern games is rising, which requires an optical hard drive, which again will hamstring Nintendo without one, as happened with both Wii and Wii U. Allowing an external may help, but without a Nintendo stamp on it, only core gamers will know to pick up an external for game dlc and such. Lack of a hard drive will hurt third parties, and they'll opt for PC/PS4/XB1 instead, where space & game size is less restricted. Nintendo's games are usually simpler in size and design, so once more will do okay within their own limits.

    What's also an interesting hurt is that PS4 and XB1, are soon dipping to that 200 sweet price point, with PS4 pro and Scorpio in the pipe by 2018. Switch priced above them may struggle somewhat, but we'll have to wait and see how it plays out especially with the games, the main reason why we buy these things.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @Simatron3000

    I disagree with that, respectfully. We've not had an online F-Zero game yet, and its here that it will shine more than other F-Zero games, like Rocket League, Trials and such. Rocket league has 25m players, so what's stopping F-Zero from doing just as well. Nintendo, IMO are banking their decision on how F-Zero past games have fared, than seeing the light that online F-Zero play can to vastly expand its player base. And didn't such work well for Mario Kart on Wii U? I love some MK, sure, but I think we need the excitement that F-Zero brings in spades, plus a track editor. 8-10 players in a race online would be way cool, and F- Zero should be easier to develop, surely. Fingers crossed that they make it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    I have no PS4 or XB1 yet, so which will I get first? Not sure. Possibly not Switch, just yet. Good luck though to those who want to be first, and good luck, Nintendo. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch won't use StreetPass or Miiverse

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/01/2017

    Social media stuff has evolved beyond what Wii U had, so not much need for it. Better to focus on an achievements system and voice/party chat. Via the paid net service, these will be easier to implement. More importantly, it still needs an external HDD, or devs will never come around to Switch, enough, I'm confident of that much, because 32-64gb is tiny to work a game within, let alone patches, updates & dlc, which are the new normal, these days. Reply 0
  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @RawShark

    The compromise was my main worry with it when it was NX, that it would be too weak in the home, where it needs to be stronger, because of having to be handheld too. And with no optical hard drive on Switch's base part, its not going to be an attractive option for devs, who need that drive part more. If Nintendo have a external optical hard drive planned later on for Switch, it could yet salvage Switch greatly, plus get more devs on board, for home and portable use alike. I really, really hope they have one in the pipe, as that would change its outlook greatly to be much more positive, while not needing to be a MS/Sony usurper. Best luck anyway, Nintendo and yes, we still love you and I still want one, but can't afford one.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    That line up rings true of how I knew it would be, a meager reflection of past gens since GC and pre-optical hard drive consoles became the standard set.

    Third parties for the most of its life cycle, will be well clear of Switch, bar a game or two, probably ports of games elsewhere to ease the potential loss. Overall it will still see success through the masses, though, because its out soon and it'll be the new shiny in stores and homes, and I still have some optimism for it. However, I fear it may be Nintendo's last home/hand held console. Once Scorpio is due, IMO, Switch won't have the legs for the long tail years to come. A decade without a hard drive based Nintendo console is far too long, and many devs have no doubt lost confidence/given up, on waiting for Nintendo to deliver better.

    The masses will decide, though. Nintendo will yet be smiling at small victories along the way.
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  • UK online shop says it will honour 198.50 Nintendo Switch pre-orders

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    That's nice for some. It needed that 200 price, and may struggle at 280. Reply +11
  • Nintendo Switch port of F-Zero-esque racer Redout confirmed

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @Perjoss

    Yep, I need F-Zero for up to 30 racers on the track (half bots & half players, perhaps), for real manic future racing action, plus online play and edit track modes. In this space age we live it, such shouldn't be hard to create, even for Nintendo.

    Hey, maybe they could hire the Fast Racing devs to make it a new F-Zero game, Nintendo, if Criterion won't bite.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    This game is worth checking out on Steam, so Switch owners will be in for a treat with this and Fast Racing Neo, filling in until F Zero hopefully arrives. The bonus with each is possible solid online play, which is a something F-Zero badly needs. Reply 0
  • Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Both look good, IMO. Why not have a reversible cover with both on each side? Reply +12
  • Evil Ryu and Violent Ken are in Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Nintendo Switch

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    That is HD Remix, no doubt. Its going to be very hard for gamers to back step to this game, loved as it was back then, which is years old and different from SFIV & SFV. Reply +1
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    That's cool (port of Xbox Live game), but why no SFV?

    Install for SFV is 12.4gb, so perhaps Switch might not be able to handle it. or maybe its the SFV PS exclusivity.
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  • Here's when you can pre-order the Nintendo Switch from Amazon UK

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Good luck, pre-orderers. I'll be wooting for you on launch day. I doubt I'll be able to do the same as you for a while, as no gaming funds this end, and those prices are too steep for me right now. Reply +1
  • The Nintendo Switch paid online service doesn't sound great

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Seems weird and out of touch, but its a step. Will need some major tweaking to get past the silly parts, where they are being far too precious about 20-30 year old games.

    Time to do a survey of your custom, Nintendo. Remember, VC only came into being after Nintendo did their homework. Seems they need to do more.
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  • Nintendo Switch reveal live report

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    I'd go with grey color, but I'm not the pre-order type. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    More questions, than answers, indeed, but I don't want to be negative without reason. SMO looks beautiful, as does Zelda Link, and give some hope Nintendo can improve. Region free and paid online also good. Once the ads start rolling (I hope they have better marketing this time around too) Switch will sell out, IMO. Launch day will see people scrambling to find one, just like Wii and Wii U. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @west72
    Perhaps they should let their U.S or EU arms handle the online side, because NoJ, don't seem to get it as much. I still don't understand why Nintendo dislike pushing a system with a hard drive, as they really should. Steam & Valve know what they are doing with servers and games, are more forward thinking with regards to online & fear it not. IMO, and while I'm happy for it & want one, if Switch doesn't get a hard drive of its own, it will suffer a very slow death & repel devs more.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    This game price thing bring me back to the old using an optical for storage makes games cheaper. 32gb is nice for some games, but games need terabytes now.

    A paid online service is a better move, though. Many fans will frown upon it, but doing so will help them improve online gaming that they sorely need to do better at, to catch up with others. Xbox Live and PSN say hi from the future.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Treehouse could reveal more not told, so I'll rest and check back. I feel that without a big third party push and 80 games in the pipe with no names revealed, I'll be holding off of one, until things warm up. Zelda at £60? I hope that game is offered via DL too & cheaper. Last LoZ I purchased at £60 was OoT. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    So BotW, SMO, MK8D, Splat2, Arms, Xeno2, Persona, Fire Emblem, DQ, Octo RPG. Those games will do well for it. I fear they will not be enough, though, but let's give them a chance. Switch is seven weeks from launch, now, and despite what us seasoned gamers here say, I still think it'll sell out to core fans. That 280 price is a bit steep, though, but the silver lining is that Switch is region free, allowing gamers to pick up the drought with other games. @Martin, how much will the games cost? Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    IMO, 12 Switch may be building on that PS3 motion wand game aesthetic. Whether devs use it will be another thing, as unless for advanced VR, mo-cons have mostly had their day. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Virtual Console/BC games may help cushion any lack of third party games for Switch, but for how long? My great worry for Switch, might be not enough support again. I don't want to doom and gloom, Nintendo, so we'll see how things play out over the next couple of weeks. Best of luck anyway. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    While there are still a lot of questions, Breath of the Wild will sell itself and Switch, I have no doubt, as the time draws nearer. With less shown of games in the pipe, though, some may wait a while. This is why what is revealed around E3 time, will be interesting. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    @Mr Spo
    That's to be expected. Lets's give it time and a chance we'll see if positive change will come, or if history will repeat itself like previous gens. I want to know more about online play & services, but very little has been said. I still want a Switch, though. One thing of note is that E3 is going to be very interesting this year. I too would like a new F Zero fix.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Skyrim on the move, is okay. Octopath looks cool. Persona is always welcome. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Xeno2 and Fie Emblem will keep many happy. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Yeah, SMO looks cool! I'd play that. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Okay cool, Spal2oon. Cool. I was close on that one. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    Arms looks cool. I'd check that out. New & original. Well done. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/01/2017

    All good so far. Reply 0