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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild to miss Nintendo Switch launch

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/11/2016

    Well, don't say anything too negative, people. We wouldn't want to rile the fans too much. Its is what it is, so again we wait. Looks great and will more than likely be worth the wait. Reply +1
  • SpaceMonkey77 15/11/2016

    @RawShark

    What you said there, might end up the reality, because of dev time and will certainly make a for an interesting E3 2017. Let us hope for Navi's sake that Nintendo do turn up at E3 with a more complete LoZ game, plus more besides.

    As for patches, while not a Nintendo thing, they will come eventually to Nintendo games systems, because not all games on Switch will be made by Nintendo.

    Never mind anyway, plenty of other games to play, across formats, while you wait for Nintendo games to complete their dev time and get to shelves. At least the launch date is still March 2017, so take heart in that. The price is pretty much 200-250, according to Game U.K, but we'll see soon enough.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/11/2016

    Disappointed, but not entirely unexpected either, seeing as this has happened with previous LoZ games on previous Nintendo consoles, both N64 and GC. With no March 2017 release, I half expect we won't see it in the 'wild', until over/end of the summer time 2017. One has to wonder just what games will launch with the system to play. If LoZ tips into the end of 2017, I'm going to worry for Nintendo a bit, cause that's a lot of time out. Wii U is winding down already.

    Indeed, its certainly better to release the game in a more complete form, so long as it doesn't take things to Last Guardian's epic decade of dev time, they have the time I guess and their fans will tough it out, through another possible coming game drought.

    Stuff to play at Switch launch? I expect gamers will get servings of Mario Kart, possibly a new F-Zero, a SMB game, a new Pikmin game and maybe another dose of Splatoon, maybe ported over and upgraded from the Wii U cut, maybe a Pokemon game. If Nintendo really want to get better at other games, I'd like to see an update of other cool old games like Super Tennis/Tennis, simple yet fun to play. More new games given a chance, like Splatoon was would be a bonus to convince many to buy a Switch.

    Best of luck anyway, Nintendo. I'm still looking forward to owning another Nintendo console again, via Switch at some point, after the GC being my last Nintendo console investment, and for me that's saying a lot of positive.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/11/2016

    Seems like a win to me, and I'm glad that despite early issues, Ubisoft have managed to turn this games potential around from its debut outing. They have a high pedigree of games, and I think I've yet to buy a bad game from them, or at least they have very few misses in their catalogue.

    Once means are of avail, I will look forward to playing WD2, where art imitates parts of life, in a good, fun sand box way.
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  • Where's our Watch Dogs 2 review?

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    Reviews are going through an evolution, mostly to video and audio. The online update culture is making the process difficult, so some will get their reviews up faster. I like text too, but video would make this easier, IMO. If a game has an online option, only of avail post launch, just update that review part, later.

    @Some-Old

    The PC cut of WD2 is delayed for a week or two for extra tweaking. Rather that than any mess ups.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    @hairy_yan

    Yeah, he's one of my go to guys for reviews, as he's usually timely and in depth with them.

    Expect most new games to need an update, as is fast becoming the norm.

    I kind of think that seeing that EG has Digital Foundry, reviews should be in vid/audio form, than just text on EG.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    Well, seems to be getting 8's and 9's at most game review outlets. Meanwhile, here's a review video elsewhere.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ZSDkbjUhk
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    Getting used to reviews being late here, that's why I go to the tubes for other reviews. Reply -6
  • Watch Dogs 2 teases new Ubisoft game set in space

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    I'm sensing someone out there like Cowboy Bebop a lot and that's alright, love it too. If this new game is about space bounty and/or salvage for space coin, I'll be there to serve some bell peppers and beef. Check the Cowboy Bebop series intro sequence for similar use of primary colors in a space tale.

    Nice one, Ubi. (I hope I'm right.) Grovino knows it too.

    Meanwhile, Cowboy Bebop is on Netflix now, if you need a dose of hard vacuum.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    Nice to see something new in their dev pipe, for they will need it. No AC, PoP or BG, something more is welcome. What could it be? Love space stuff, so I'm excited. Woot!

    Still got Wild Lands and For Honor to come yet, so its all looking good. Go Ubi! I just pray the slow eating of Ubi by others, doesn't hurt the days ahead.
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  • Telltale's Marvel game is Guardians of the Galaxy

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    That's cool. I guess we'll have to wait and see it. Reply 0
  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/11/2016

    Give it time. We are on the verge of xmas and new year sales, so its fortunes are far from over (and not including Steam sales is a bit of a problem. Come back in six months to a years, and I'm sure it'll do just fine. Reply +2
  • DF Retro: Shenmue 2 - a masterpiece revisited

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/11/2016

    Oh, the days before better over the shoulder tp cam. How I don't miss thee. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 30/10/2016

    T'was a fine and fun game for its time, bringing an old classic up to date well, while also in a way that I doubt would have been done at NoJ. Retro still have a lot of talent, but I wish they'd be allowed to flex it on something new and fresh, since they've disappeared off of the dev map, under Nintendo's secrecy veil.

    Too much working on one thing myopically, results in games like ReCore, as some try to change. Should we get another Metroid, or see effort put towards something fresh, new and action based? I'd rather the latter, than retread the past too much.
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  • People are selling the out of stock NES Mini with a huge markup

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/11/2016

    @up_the_ante

    Won't be for a long time with Switch due soon. Ideally that would be able run SNES games, as well as other VC types. Can only wait and see.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/11/2016

    @up_the_ante

    Judging by how things have gone with SNES and other BC games, we are going to be waiting a long very time for a SNES Mini. Nice to dream though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/11/2016

    That's nice. Call me back when SNES Mini is out. Reply +12
  • Gone Home is free this weekend on PC, Mac and Linux

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/11/2016

    That's awesome of you peeps. Checking it out, and a big thanks. Reply +4
  • Battleborn players are coming together to help save the game

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/11/2016

    There's an extra way, they can help maintain this game being played and that via the great option of mods. That's a key part of what makes TF2 one of the most played games to date. Overwatch doesn't do mods, so there's much room to breathe for Battleborn. Reply 0
  • Tacoma is like Gone Home, in space, with time-travel powers

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/11/2016

    From what I've seen of it, this game looks cool, anyway. Who influenced who first is beside the point and kind of mute. Hurry up and get Tacoma to shelves. Reply +2
  • GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/11/2016

    Does anyone still shop there? Reply 0
  • “Never in my wildest imagination did I think The Last Guardian would take this long”

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/11/2016

    Man! A decade! Congrats on getting to the finish line.

    I hope they remix their studio after such a long dev period. Current most big game Star Citizen, has done much more in less time, showing the gulf between Japan and outside devs.

    Anyway, will look forward to playing TLG.
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  • Resident Evil 7 teasers offer a brief glimpse of combat and puzzles

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/11/2016

    Yep, well done Capcom. This looks great and I'm scared out of my usual zombie busting wits to play it, even without VR and not playing the demo (vids of others playing were enough). January is a good time and a nice few months before Switch.

    Man, all that crazy house needs now is a creepy butler. Also hand it to the promotion team. These vids have been great.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda ditches character classes, but lets you respec

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/11/2016

    Watched the trailer and it looks good, but I feel that i might jump in this time, if its on PC too. The original trilogy is still fragmented outside of 360 gaming, and that does Bioware a disservice. Reply +1
  • Steam update helps you discover games you're interested in

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/11/2016

    While these changes might be positive, These days I find games on Steam via podcast, vids, jpegs and other recommendations. You usually know what you like in a game. Perhaps Steam should consider a video roll of 'games out this week', or 'you like rpgs play these', to help. Youtube can do that, mind.

    For instance, shortly after No Mans Sky was released and gamers who bought were upset, I found Osiris New Dawn, which is an interesting alternative, so keep an eye out for upcoming games.
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  • Microsoft selling original Xbox One bundles for 180

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/11/2016

    That's a sweet spot price right there. The same kind that help 360 sell well. Might be time to consider an XB1 in 2017, as I've held off for a few years and the games are warming up nicely. I guess the only thing that would keep me from doing so, would be the Scorpio, which is probably just why these skus have been reduced.

    Either way its all good. I'd rather play XB1 games on an XB1, seeing as how some PC games don't respond as well as they should. The recent fragmentation of CoD: IW ghetto server splitting, between W10 and Actiblizz servers, doesn't excite, so some games will be staying on either PC or console, not both. Either do both well or don't bother.
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  • EverQuest inventor's new RPG Hero's Song on Steam Early Access

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/11/2016

    Its got some interesting starting set up ideas with gods and world building. Can agree the graphics need something, but seeing as its his indie studio effort, more power to him getting it finished and out there for gamers to play. Feedback can only help it get better. Reply +1
  • The Division's next big expansion adds survival mechanics

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/11/2016

    From playing the demo, I enjoyed it, but due to issues, didn't go further, while its on the cards. I always wanted this to emulate early GRAW games online, which were hella fun. I'm glad Ubi managed to fix it.

    Ghost Recon Wild Lands is due soon, so this will be a nice warm up for that.
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  • Digital Foundry launches high quality 4K video platform

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/11/2016

    Would love to but can't afford such luxuries. DF speaks for itself.

    Does this mean EG is upgrading to video reviews, at last?
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  • The Wii U a failure? Far from it

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/11/2016

    Despite some cool games and not enough of them, twas a failure and from such should come more of an idea of what actual gamers want, from Nintendo. They seem to be repeating the same mistakes, but hopefully, Switch will try to meet gamers needs better. 2017 will reveal all. Reply +1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer won't work between Windows Store copies and Steam

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/11/2016

    That's not cool and is the kind of further fragmentation of games and gamers we need a lot less. Why would anyone buy a W10 version over a Steam one, if it leads to a ghetto gamer experience. The PC doesn't need this, especially and thrives more because anyone can play a game in multiplay.

    Please sort this out, or one version is going to feel the hurt, and I doubt it will be via Steam.
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  • Now everyone can wear an official Xbox One onesie

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/11/2016

    Cool! Now all we need is a rap or rock band, wearing these and rocking out. Reply 0
  • Mafia 3 is 2K's fastest-selling game ever

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/11/2016

    Good for them. Looks fun and is on my wish list. Perhaps gamers just wanted something different, as games each year might try less new things, unless from a small dev. Reply +1
  • Watch: 7 things we want from Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/11/2016

    Oh I forgot to say, my improvement suggestion for TR, would be the addition of CQC combat, both next to and combined with gun/weapon/environmental hazard play. The result would be something like Batman/Equilibrium or the recent Super Hot with different ways to take down an enemy, making the game better, than guns blazing. (Correct if recent TRs have any of this) Problem is the recent strikes might hurt such, but we'll see, still worth a try.

    Also Deus Ex non-lethal combat options says hi.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 02/11/2016

    I'm quite amused by the murder excuse bit, many are dragging out, but will happily with double standards, swap to Gears, Halo, Doom, even Uncharted etc for fun times and gibs. But hey, most of those all have male leads. The gender of a character matters not, so give TR a break, since without anything to use those guns on, the game would be less.

    I've liked and encouraged the reboot games. Take some hints from Uncharted, with regards to characters and things will improve. Some humor doesn't hurt either, as its an adventure game, so use that a bit, and poke fun at its tropes. I'd love a supporting character who thinks like the audience.

    ''Oh cool, Gimme a sec and I'll call Lara, so we can go rob up some tombs of dead people, again, despite all the microbes and bacteria that can exist in such places (as the Carter & Carnarvon found out, but Lara/Drake have no trouble with). Its okay, they are dead and won't mind.'' (sarcasm that was)

    Still looking forward to more, and with no Uncharted V due soon, TR can still do well and clean up again. I still have to get and enjoy RotTR, but that's on the future cards.
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  • Sega just teased a new Daytona USA for the arcade

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/11/2016

    Great news. All this needs is a track editor, and we could have hours of fun with it, but that could come later. If this doesn't hit Steam, I'd otherwise still not miss it, as actual arcades are very much dead or dying, unless retro style or barcades.

    Thanks, Sega.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 01/11/2016

    All of Sega's late arcade era gems should be on sale, but many are trapped on past gens. Steam awaits. Reply 0
  • The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo's production line this week

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/11/2016

    What can I say about this one? Nothing will bring the words. Reply 0
  • Next Tomb Raider game leaks after someone leaves laptop open on the subway

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/11/2016

    @fabio78

    Correction, TR was about exploration, puzzles, but times change and it no longer is. No use getting to sentimental about it still, as either it changed as happened, or dropping sales would have been sent into gaming retirement.

    Another one at some point in the future doesn't surprise as why would Square want to spoil a good thing. I just hope they make something else new, besides, as we don't need TR being around too much.

    IMO, getting another Project IGI or Kane and Lynch game created, could be something else that they could Square some extra.
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  • Football Manager 2017 trashed on Steam by angry Chinese fans

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/10/2016

    @tangsicong

    Okay, then that's a little different if SI promised. Best to not make promises you can't keep. And if you are too busy, as they say, the mod community is their to pick up the slack, so use them well.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 31/10/2016

    @trampstar

    That may be so but commerce is a good way to go. Remember, there was a time where many of these games were not available to buy in nations like China and Russia, and it took a lot of work to encourage a change to sales in these regions.

    MS had Windows be widely and heavily copied in China, but seeing as how they loved XP out there, very smartly turned all those shady versions into W10 and potential for future sales. SI need the same mindset, to see chinese gamers as potential custom, than not. If you need help with translation to simpler chinese than traditional, ask those same chinese gamers complaining for their mod help. A win win, if you want it to be, SI. Its always best to support what you love with coin, when you can, than not.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 31/10/2016

    Its interesting that FM has got such a huge fan base, even in China, but extra language options being thrown out to modders to do, if they wish, is a good thing and one of the greatest things about PC games. Chinese fans are free to contribute if they wish to, for most people in the U.K only know English.

    Many can learn to read/speak English too, Hong Kong peeps have been doing so for ages, and half the planet also made an effort to do so. Just saying. I still don't know japanese, but that has never stopped me from enjoying a good japanese game.
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  • Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/10/2016

    Give it time.

    Might be time to consider some mecha battle dlc or maybe mod options, which neither CoD or BF1 have.
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  • THQ Nordic buys Delta Force, F-22 series and is open to revival ideas

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/10/2016

    @Bran-Tse-Mallory

    Its more of a niche PC genre I guess. Fair enough if people are still enjoying the old games, good for you.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 31/10/2016

    Well, I remember them, but whether they have a place and enough of a following in today's world is another thing. I've never purchased one in all my PC years, because its not something I want so much from games. Post 9/11 might have dampened enthusiasm for some types of flight games too.

    Unless they are planning to make many of these multiplayer games, and also with Star Citizen due soon, I just don't see there being enough of an audience. Realism can only go so far to be appealing and mass fun, that's why its nuanced and molded via many games, a recent example being BF1.

    Out of those, I'd say Delta Force and Tachyon would have the most potential. F22 and F16 are old tech, so might be hard to do more with those, when F35 is the new flavor. Delta Force could be rebooted into something for the e-gaming scene and online play, but it'll have a lot of way to come, in order to drag gamers from BF.

    But hey, never say never. With 64 multi players now a big thing, which wasn't available before and better super graphics cards and 3d engines, some of these might work much better.
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  • 20 years on, the Tomb Raider story told by the people who were there

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/10/2016

    EG, I have one suggestion. If you are going to write such long articles on the site, and especially on a white screen background, please prove an audio version, cause that is a hell of a lot of text, as well as a default dark screen option like some other sites.

    As for long years of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider, its a cool thing to come from a cool small town few knew of. It was a something extra needed as games moved from 2d to 3d and has come a long way besides. The debut game I liked, but by TR2, I felt the repetition creeping in as it lacked more and more, past TR3. By that time, I'd jumped ship to more ambitious games like Syphon Filter, MGS and many others. Its a pity Core couldn't make their other games as successful.

    It took its recent Square reboot in order to drag me back, to Lara being cooler and into the 21 century. One of my main critiques was fixed, she needed more personality and characters to bounce off, and we got that well, plus better action and puzzles, all laced in a great engine. Rise will also be checked out at some point.
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  • Nintendo isn't replacing 3DS with Switch

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/10/2016

    @TheMightyEthan

    Ditto the last part, which sucks for gamers. If you buy a game once, it should remain on your account.

    Its only a matter of time until 3DS is retired, but they aren't going to give a date yet.
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  • Deadly Premonition director Swery65 has the most amazing tattoo

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/10/2016

    He really has got a Bape on his shoulders. Reply 0
  • Street Fighter 5 sales grind to a halt as community calls for revamp

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/10/2016

    The poor sales might have to do with that exclusivity. I know it might have help the game get made faster via more funds, but until its available on all formats, and the weird DLC and no story mode, it was bound to stall.

    I'm still on SSFIV and it'll do for me, until SSFUltraIV and SFV are cheaper.
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  • Titanfall 2's maps and modes will all be free

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/10/2016

    That's a great and generous move, Respawn. Will ensure that its played plenty into the future. Reply +7