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  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    Overall, I think that Nintendo will be okay. All they need to do is seek to emulate Steam digitally & be open to new ideas & gamers will come to buy their games from them. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @Rodster

    Agree on the Vita part. Look at it now. Sony don't even mention Vita unless behind closed doors. It was cool, but suffered the from the Sony proprietary card problem. Had they gone with SD's & maybe some back up card security, it could have thrived more, possibly doing what Switch does now.


    @NullDev

    Yeah I know. It will take time. In the far future, IMO, more PC like consoles might be sold at retail & the games online, instead. Just a matter of time, really.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @ILoveHorses

    They are traditional & want to support retailers who've bought them far. In a growing digital space this is on shaky legs. Does anyone recall what happened to Game in the U.K, recently? They almost went under. With this in mind digital is needed as a secondary back up, that will survive should retailers dwindle more in the future. Switch will still do well, as you can already see, but there's also a need for the co-existence of physical & digital, if possible, both for enjoyment & preservation purposes.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @NullDev

    I say its more progressive to go with the latter digital route. Retailers have plenty other consoles & games they can sell, if not Nintendo's. If going digital meant Switch getting more games than another console drought, of the kind Nintendo fans know well, that IMO, would make a stronger console with more gamers investing in one or two. The only fly in the ointment is possible exclusives, which Switch might have less of as a digital sacrifice, maybe. I can see more indies going the latter route.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    Nintendo have to play this carefully. If there is ever a Switch cart revolt, gamers will get caught in it. More devs may go digital as time passes because they want to leverage their pricing like those elsewhere.

    I get that Nintendo wants their pricing parity to appease retailers, but devs can't be bound too much to that, especially indies or they might take serious damage & go under, which no one wants, surely. The out for indie devs would be to go digital & via SD cards alone, which could easily happen. Lower cost & entry but such would require Nintendo to adjust their thinking on digital sales, to one more like Steam.

    Proprietary formats can end up hurting eventually, in one way or another (Vita, anyone), but this storm can be weathered with Switch, hopefully. Best of luck all involved.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    I'm not at all surprised by this happening. Devs will always dislike developing on carts & many while they love working with Nintendo, the return of carts & their expensive pricing doesn't fit well with the 21st century indie spirit of make what you want & sell it with few hooks attached. Indie devs, many of them won't be able to afford the high carts manufacturing costs & will go digital instead. That's why many of them now thrive on Steam & other such services.


    The lining of the cloud is that by going digital, they can manage that pricing structure to be more appealing to gamers, slowly. I love Nintendo, like many gamers do, but the cart excuses are as old as they've been selling them & I was afraid they'd box themselves in from more 3rd party support, by going with carts again. Those prices can be lowered via digital if not the carts themselves.

    Give it time & hopefully things will work out for devs. In the mean time, shop around gamers.
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  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands biggest launch of the year so far

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @brandonbrunson

    True dat. I've like these games since GRAW on 360. Was a joy to pace way through the single player & not be rushed like CoD. Future Soldier had its changes, but I adjusted to them slowly & had fun with that one too. Wildlands, I already know I'll enjoy, anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @brandonbrunson

    That's great that they are doing the 4p vs 4p. Should give it that extra awesome Gears style additional play option & keep gamers playing.

    I've always like these games because you can sit back & take your time with them than another roller coaster game. That's to be celebrated.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @ToWhomItMayConcern

    Perhaps he's not used to buying a Nintendo. Unlike Sony & MS, who always have plenty, Nintendo not so much because they dislike waste which is understandable to a degree. Also helps their footprint when at the end of a consoles life cycle.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @ToWhomItMayConcern

    A Switch shortage isn't a surprise at all. Nintendo stock stores with enough to make sure they don't overproduce them. They'll restock in a few weeks. I'll have to wait maybe until xmas for mine.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper

    I guess they were more the twitch gamer crowd. Many people like their action games real fast like Overwatch & CoD, but GR isn't that some won't have the patience for it. That's their loss as these games always reward learning their ways. Ubi got a good spot in March, away from CoD, BF1 & The Division so I hope more people pick this game up & backtrack to pick up the previous three GRAW games in a PC pack from Ubisoft (check your place of buying games). Worth picking up for their good single player campaigns.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    Not surprised. Its really about the co-op with this one & many gamers love a good four against the world A-Team vibe. Will keep a lot of people busy until Mass Effect drops soon. Reply +3
  • The Persistence looks like Dead Space in VR

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    Looks good but I see that in the wake of RE7, its cut its work cut out for it. I'd still play it, while the zombies in space part is getting a little cliched, but such will still sell.

    Can agree the animation does look a little Doom 3 style & could do with some work.
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  • The story of Crash magazine

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/03/2017

    84? Was before my gaming debut. Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a new unlockable character for beating its hardest difficulty

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/03/2017

    Once everyone has finished BotW, they'll need this to fill that gap as few games will come before E3, shows what's ahead. A fun game, that I agree could do with a story mode. How can you go wrong with this on the move? Reply +1
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands review

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/03/2017

    I guess that's why I got into this series, when CoD started to lose itself a bit. GR games require more thoughtful play than just blazing for perks & drops, which has its place in fun, sure but its nice to have something else different to play.

    A horde style mode is usually included as an extra GR multi-play option, & if here too should round the game out nicely. Got such a rush from that mode in GRAW.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/03/2017

    Indeed, not every game is for everyone. If you don't like this game, rent or borrow it instead. Enjoy because Mass Effect is due soon. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 10/03/2017

    I've been looking forward to this game for a while & I know I'd enjoy it as I have most of the series. Trouble is that Ubisoft, also previously push The Division, which is very similar in game play style, and to a latter extent Watchdogs 2, if you will.

    My advice to Ubisoft in order to turn this around, would be to vary the characters nationalities like in Rainbow Six, with better personality (See Bad Company games for good well written characters as example) up later via DLC & ad more story. Other than that I still want to play it & I'd like to co-op it if I can in the future, as that's always a key point where this series has shined across the years, offering countless hours of fun.

    Don't forget to add some conflict for this quartet. EG: one of you team is captured & you have to rescue him. Or perhaps have the team come up against hired cartel mercs, who can match your Ghost team & hunt them, instead.

    Thanks anyway, Ubi.
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  • Super Bomberman R review

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/03/2017

    @Cwiiis

    Unity is pretty stable but what gets made is all down to the talented hands its in. Some Unity games may lack art direction or other skills that larger devs have in abundance. In order to get the best from it takes but time, money & talent. Ahead though, Unity will bode well for Switch, allowing for hopefully a stronger catalog than previous gens.
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  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in Europe

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/03/2017

    That's cool. A nice start & long may it continue. Best of luck & fun. Reply +2
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild already up and running on PC

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/03/2017

    Nice work if you can get it, but a cool bonus of having a kick ass PC. Well done! I hope one day that Nintendo will release Link games on PC, like they have Mario on iOS & Android. Reply +2
  • Outlast 2 comes out in April

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/03/2017

    One to watch, post RE7. Reply +2
  • How Dawn of War 3 uses MOBAs to modernise multiplayer RTS

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/03/2017

    Looks rad. Will do its imperial brothers, proud. Reply -4
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands feels remarkably tame

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/03/2017

    I'll still look forward to playing it. These games are great for kicking back & taking your time in single player, a rare treat these days as the Switch Link players are finding out. Multi-co-op is a nice bonus. Reply +4
  • SpaceMonkey77 06/03/2017

    Its likely still great, but since its been in the pipe a while, we've had Rainbow Six & The Division, the latter which is very similar. With that game being online, its eaten much of the Ghost crowd, perhaps.

    The bonus is that if The Division gets a back foot, because of the upcoming Avatar, we made need this Ghost Recon game much more, that can be played both on/offline. I still want a copy, so if anyone has a code do send one.
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  • Nintendo Switch off to solid sales start in UK

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/03/2017

    It'll pick up gradually, give it time. Once MK & Mario drop, they'll be flying off shelves, hopefully. Reply 0
  • Watch: Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer needs heists, stability, hats


  • SpaceMonkey77 06/03/2017

    I think GTAV would have taught Rockstar some new tricks, so have some faith & maybe E3 will reveal something in a few weeks. I'm still yet to play the original so I better get 360 on that. Pity it wasn't on PC, but should be this time around. Reply 0
  • GAME is having trouble with launch day Nintendo Switch deliveries

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/03/2017

    Come along chaps, its not all that bad. Launches always have problems. Be glad you have the coin to buy one because some of us are less fortunate. Have patience & play the cool games you have & the time will pass quicker, as you watch the front door. Reply +4
  • How the GTA Hot Coffee scandal changed age ratings forever

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    While this old mishap may have hurt Rockstar for a while, in time it also healed them. GTA is one of the biggest games to come out of these British Isles & we may never top it & quite a godsend from an economic perspective, as games tend to transcend booms & busts. More so the supposed scandal gave wake to the maturing nature of video games & their audience. GTAIV & GTAV made more money because of this scandal, hence the dating parts in GTAIV, adjusting for the sensitive souls out there. GTAV, I've yet to play. Average age of today's gamer is 37-40 I think, with more joining all the time. Some gamers know but don't care for age ratings, when fun & chilling out is the goal (ask your folks if you are below that rating, to hold your hand).

    Today & post Mass Effect & Dragons Age series, GTA could certainly do more if Rockstar wanted it that way & that might be a progressive way to go, but some could want equal gender representation, which would be a good way to go forward. When Red Dead returns this year it may give a glimpse of where GTAVI or Bully 2 might want to go & offer. Overall, I think the U.K should be investing more in games, but games are also mega expensive (well not all of them need be) & take very long to make so I can understand some not doing so.

    Good luck, Rockstar, you guys still rock the stars.
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  • Here's an early look at the System Shock reboot

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    Good that this has been remixed. After finishing the Bioshock trilogy, I hope that this will plug that gap in 2018.

    Now, would you kindly not, flush me out of the airlock.
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  • Ubisoft responds to shadow of doubt hanging over The Division's future

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    This is interesting. After all the hard work Ubi put into the Division, it'd be a pity to abandon it. While Avatar is nice & all for movies & no disrespect here, some might play it but I doubt it'll have as much pull as something as fresh and new as The Division, but I'm one person. I know Avatar has done well & there's more movies in the pipe, so I don't want to rain on its parade, or Ubi getting to make something else either.

    I hope overall The Division (& Avatar too) can still pull through with its hard won fan base. Best of luck to all involved & playing. Please don't throw this away. If you need extra content for The Division, tap into its gamers for mod levels or something.
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  • Nintendo Switch eShop games and prices revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    Well, at least there's other game options. If Rage of Dragons gets on Switch, I'm really going to want one even more. Prices will adjust in time so nothing to fear. Shop around, people. Reply 0
  • Super Bomberman R shows a side of the Switch that's a little unloved at launch

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    While some may frown at Konami, I'm glad they made this game as Super Bomberman games have always been frantic fun. I expect this & Link will be the titles most gamers by at launch, perhaps.

    Would still love a port of the Xbox Live game onto PC, Konami, please.

    Enjoy!
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  • Gears of War creator Epic Games announces a new game

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    @TrentTech

    Indeed, let's hope they get it right. We don't need another talented dev going under, due to over shooting on tools, than actual solid fun games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    @TrentTech

    Yeah, thanks for the remind. I guess that remaster had better sell well then as it was unique enough to get a sequel.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2017

    Its a pity Fortnite isn't out. I do see what others say though, Epic seems a shadow of former self. Some want Bulletstorm 2 but investors perhaps push for the free 2 play market that could grab them more income than not.

    I hope Fortnite is at E3 this year. It needs more exposure. Bulletstorm 2 would be very welcome especially with some cool new online modes.

    Good luck anyway, Epic.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/03/2017

    Cool, that its good. I'm Switchless, but glad others can tap out for this new Link adventure. I'll still look forward to playing it in the future. The last Link game I finished was Link's Awakening, because it was portable. I hope more Switch games can rise to this level.

    Enjoy!
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  • Switch Joy-Cons tested: are there really de-sync issues?

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    Any troubles an update will fix, so worry not. Reply -9
  • The Nintendo 64 turns 20 in Europe

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    @NixonsGhost

    I was hoping that Nintendo would develop another Blast Corps game but its sat in limbo. I thought MS had the rights to it since they purchased Rare but I'm not sure. I hope that something is done because I would rather a Blast Corps sequel than a Banjo game, but that's just me, other may think differently.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    @NixonsGhost

    Indeed, let's hope Switch does well & gains that support. With upgrades in its hardware it will stand a better chance for gaining third parties over time. If not I hope they can hang in there, because it'd be a pity to see them stop creating console hardware. Best of luck & I hope they can get it right.

    My fave N64 games were MK, Wave Race, Pilot Wings, Blast Corps, ISS/Pro Evo Soccer, LoZ & Goldeneye.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    @NixonsGhost

    No problem. I understand you. I agree that the Silicon Graphics presentation way back then built hopes up higher, compared to what we got. I had much more faith in Nintendo way back then, & thought they would have matched PS1 with a stronger cd based system, but when I saw carts I was like this might not get much support. The NES & SNES days of carts hurt many devs a lot, so I knew that many devs would be more reluctant a third time let alone a fourth, fifth or sixth, while certainly some small success is found. Switch might be okay the more it evolves. When it gets to the point of being able to run BF1 or CoD with online play, it would have reached its peak & support may come back. Until then, they may do okay. I wish them well too.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    I remember it well. Six games at launch was worrying & weird & was a sign of bleak years ahead. SM64 was first & fun was had. We don't need those days of old to return to hurt Switch & I hope Nintendo do better this time. Reply +1
  • Nintendo Switch review

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    Glad everyone is getting theirs already. I've no coin for such things so will wait a year, perhaps seek one as a birthday/xmas gift, instead. Have fun with it.

    Hope it does well, as I still want one.
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  • 80 Days developer Inkle's console debut is a beautiful and very different adventure game

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    Something different. Good luck. Will watch. Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller shown working on PC

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/03/2017

    Nice addition, but I'll stick to XB1 & 360 controllers for now.

    Go nuts & enjoy this new controller, if you must.
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  • Starbound developer's Advance Wars-like Wargroove headed to Nintendo Switch

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2017

    Will keep a lot of gamers happy until another actual Advance Wars, turns up. Enjoy! Reply +6
  • Rebellion's remastering Rogue Trooper

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2017

    There's something in this for everyone. 2000ad games don't come around too often so enjoy. A welcome change from more Nazi blasting, I just hope the game play holds up. Good luck. Reply 0
  • Developer hits back at claims his Steam game rips off Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2017

    I thought we were over this. The age of the platform game has much grounded in history. One taking influence from another is nothing new, but there's inspiration & copying like for like. Theirs much that can be done to adjust each game, just be careful not to reveal all of your design cards before launch. Best of luck. Reply 0
  • Night in the Woods review

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2017

    Yeah, liked the look of this one. Added to list. Reminds me of Capcom's Gregory Horror Show or Under the Skin, which is a bonus. Reply +1
  • Microsoft announces EA Access-style Xbox Game Pass subscription

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/02/2017

    Yeah, that's potentially nice, if you can afford another subscription service on top of those you already have. Do the math & its silly, perhaps. Each to their own, though. Reply -7