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  • Xbox One Evolve pre-purchase unlocks characters you'd otherwise have to grind for

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/01/2015

    If you enjoy giving peeps your money for nothing then pre-order. My days of doing that are over. I would rather just wait a few months for a Steam sale. Evolve looks like fun, mind.

    This sounds like pay to win. Don't do it.
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  • Japan's console market at lowest point for 24 years

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/01/2015

    Yeah, japan3ese phones were really good with plenty of stuff we never saw, early in the mobile phone era. Smart phones have trumped all of them now, by carrying more content than just games, calls and texts.

    iPhone getting to Japan showed them the way, so smart phone/tablet uptake is probably higher now. And indeed, you'd be crazy not to choose an apple device over a 3DS. (some might though
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/01/2015

    @grassyknoll

    I'm with you, dude. Some here are too caught up in their nostalgia for past japanese games, to see where things are going, because mobile games have been largely frowned upon in the west.

    The reality is indeed that the same japanese devs that made all those awesome games some loved, are more free making mobile games, than they ever were on consoles. If you want to see more awesome games that you loved return, you should support their mobile efforts, not frown upon them more because its not your thing.

    I say let them go through a rebirth on japaneese mobile, then the cream will rise to the top eventually, without them losing lots of money to huge megacorps like Sony, MS and Nintendo.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/01/2015

    Not at all surprised by this, but its a sign of the times. I'm sure we'd rather them shift to mobile games, than no games at all. In a way this is actually better for the japanese market. I'll elaborate.

    By them regressing a little onto mobiles, japanese dev teams get smaller and potentially more creative and low on costs. Its been clear for a long time that as console game development has got ever expensive, some would be frozen out. As this happens more, the rise of smaller indie outfits fills the gaps. For japanese especially this is a better thing in the long run. Less large corporate committee led thinking, and smaller nibbler devs and games.

    Home consoles will be the top tier for large japanese devs and the rest of the world, until most smaller japanese devs can find their feet again, learn newer skills to catch up with other nations and then bring it again.

    Where Nintendo fits in this equation will be via handhelds, but as time passes, many japanese devs will shy away from consoles altogether. They now know what we've known for some time, which is that PC like mobile development doesn't need as many bells and whistles or middlemen to pay and answer to, and thus creative freedom thrives more.

    Games they are playing in Japan. Puzzle and Dragons, Terra Battle, Clash of Clans, Rage of Bahamut, Mew Mew Tower, Battlecats, Cat Wake Up, Ma. Yu. Mo. Ri, Hungry Master.
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  • In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/01/2015

    @CypherQ

    Thanks for making my point clearer. Even I can get lost in words at times.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/01/2015

    I find it interesting that some seem to think less of Sony and MS, but Nintendo are treated like the next coming of christ. They all want money, success and to make good product. I agree that an open world Zelda looks cool enough, but Nintendo are late to the party on open world so its not that special.

    Aren't we used to and kind of fed up of Nintendo being late to everything? I get some will apologize for them (their games are quirky fun, I get it and also enjoy them), but I'm afraid that after some many gens of false promises and fail, can we really place our faith in them righting their ship? I can't, as much as I try to be open minded, I see things going wrong, because of some unnecessary gimmick or something that turns devs off of it.

    Part of me hopes I'm wrong too.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/01/2015

    An interesting read, while a little on the fence.

    I'm not sure trying to beat two console drums with one stick is such a good idea (while some will disagree), knowing how Nintendo like to gimp their systems, they are fine and dandy to realize their sugary cartoon games, but not enough third parties to come to the table. PS Vita and PS3/4 cross play shows such has potential, but is it really what gamers and devs want in a console? Does that even matter at all to Nintendo, in order to have a better selling system?

    On a more positive note, Nvidia would be the best choice, IMO. If they went with the upcoming X1 chip, that would give a Nintendo handheld significant juice to receive decent support. Only thing is that while their Nintendo view is of this unified handheld/home console, I'm not sure who'll really go for that, as mobile gaming and home console gaming are now two different beasts from the same egg, and I'm sure we'd not want one to hamper the other and thus give them another crutch before launch. With Iwata's iOS and Android comparison, I agree that they need something like that, but how they'd go about it is anyone's guess. Also with iOS and Android, the OS evolves along with the phone tech. In order for it to work, I think like you say, Nintendo would have to ditch the aged Power VR Wii guts and a start anew. (Its possibly one of the key reasons some devs can't work with Wii U)

    Will look forward to finding out more about their next console....in 2016 0r 2017. I'm still going to be on the fence, as they have fluffed each generation (yes, Wii U sold to casuals, but it wasn't a great system for all).
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  • Zombie Army Trilogy announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/01/2015

    This is a fun game side order, worth your time, challenging and simple to enjoy. Reply +1
  • Nintendo licenses Mario version of free-to-play mobile money-spinner Puzzle & Dragons

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/01/2015

    A deal done so Nintendo can test the mobile waters, that benefits both parties. This is a good thing and long overdue.

    Wait for that money to roll in and they'll see the light, that sitting on the sidelines doesn't help with mobile.
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  • The Witcher 3 PC system requirements revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/01/2015

    Might be able to manage it just. Think my system has a few years in it, on lower settings for W3.

    When Windows 10 hits though, that's gonna be the real test.
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  • When the new becomes old - why 2015 should be a stellar year

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/01/2015

    I think that this year will see a new Nintendo home console at E3 (or by years end), to solve their flagging fortunes. I hope its not a home/handheld system, because such a system having to be compact would be restricted in performance again (possibly putting them back to square one of fail. Wii U is drowning a slow death and they must do something.

    I also expect to see more indie games, but more moving from 2d to 3d, with more small devs getting their dues.
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  • PS4 Data Bank dock allows huge storage

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/01/2015

    Very cool, Nyko and Sony.

    Are you watching, MS? You need one of these for XB1, too.
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  • Xbox avatars to get improved graphics, new features

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/01/2015

    @liveswired

    Like I said before, Second Life on PC says hi, as it helped drive the industry avatar thing in games, even before Nintendo made Wii. Avatars existed on PC long before on consoles.

    Matters not who did what first anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/01/2015

    @bad09

    Avatars are left overs from the 80's/90's, so I get why everyone was thinking that way, early on in the internet and games.

    IMO, MS built theirs more off of the stuff that was going on, in the PC around that time. From Second Life etc.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/01/2015

    @bad09
    @IronSoldier

    You guys are funny, by you assuming that Nintendo did everything first. Slap your face, now.

    Correction: It was MS that created avatars back on the 360 and Nintendo used/co-opted that idea, conceived their own and ran with Miis for Wii/Wii U.

    Nothing wrong with re-using ideas, so just remember that when others do the same.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 05/01/2015

    The very name 'avatar' is so set in early net culture, that I almost want to barf. Your Live persona would be better name.

    I have to agree though, while originally an okay idea, its gotten a bit too long in the tooth now and they are devoting too much attention to it. Last time they moved from games to ask for help /'
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  • The Mad Catz LYNX 9 is part controller, part Transformer

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/01/2015

    Weird, but strangely cool. Reply +4
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/01/2015

    @freedumb

    First, if Nintendo go with a low powered console again next time, I fear they won't be around for long. Using the GC as a reason not to do it again, is plain stupid and dumb, and frankly is the poorest excuse to use, just because they lost money on it, and by other unexpected factors (like MS entering the market. I'm still amazed that some, like yourself, still buy the GC power poppycock.

    Imagine for a second that Apple one day said, ''Righ,t we've made our iPod and its doing well. There's no need to make any changes to it and adopt up to date technology in coming years, just use spare parts from the knackers yard instead''. When you do that too much, (DS, GB get a pass, fair enough) innovation is hamstrung by those who have to use it (outside of Nintendo) and this IMO is at the core of Nintendo biggest flaws in thinking...because they wanna save a few bucks.

    The iPad/phone etc continue to sell out to date, because its new upgraded tech. If Apple sold the same iPod tech a decade later, it wouldn't sell as well, and it damn well shouldn't either with better products coming from others. (Wii U and 3DS take a bow, so PS4 and XB1 can kick you)

    Another great example is Sony's current situation with their TV division. Sony tvs are good with great build quality, but they were caught napping by LG and Samsung, who also offer great quality, better options and at a cheap price (Sony stuff is always bad at price and features, their greatest weakness). Now, Sony are rolling back their tv division, because they can't compete. Its a simple equation of decent supply and high demand. In any business, you should always be abreast of what's coming up (with an eye on your rivals if possible. Sony, did a similar thing where they lost out to Apple's iPod. Sony's Walkman style mp3 players were cool enough, but they lacked the thought out ecosystem of iPod and iTunes. Sony did a bad job and failed.

    With those examples, back to Nintendo. I'm gonna tell you something, now. If Nintendo don't show a new home system at E32015, that pleases and accommodates devs/pubs, it could be their last home console hurrah. Most third parties have proved by now that they can survive without Nintendo. The onus is on Nintendo to court devs/pubs, not the other way around anymore. And amen to that.

    Concerning the HD update part, it was Nintendo themselves, who said they were having trouble adapting to HD. Now, feel free to hunt for articles on this and what they said. That's where I built my last post. Hope you understand now.

    I love the way that you excuse upcoming Zelda open world games but not the other open world games that have laid the path before it, so Zelda can enjoy as much. To further games, there should be one games altar to worship at, not one for Nintendo and another for others. Art created feeds, inspires and motivates the creation of other art.

    Anyway, to summarize its best to go forward and not let the outcomes of the past hamstring your future. There's as much to learn from failure, as there is from success. I get that japanese culture might perhaps not get the 'learning from failure' part as much, and thus Nintendo are still tripping up to date.

    Sorry for mammoth post and I'm not mad/angry at you. Tis nice to converse anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 31/12/2014

    @perydwyn

    Yeah, well Smash Bros says hi, as far as quality and bugs go, let alone chopped characters that their own console couldn't manage. Careful with those pots and kettles, for even Nintendo are not immune to errors.

    They were once vital or integral (yes, i know they they introduced a lot to games etc), but they no longer are as much. Can't get a decent console out to keep all devs happy and sated isn't encouraging, after trying for a few gens. Still adapting to HD long after that boat has sailed isn't impressive either. Even the recent Zelda video, shows a Zelda game catching up with open world games from like six years ago.

    Every now and then they'll pop up with a cool surprise,
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/12/2014

    @perydwyn

    Each to their own.

    I find it hard to eagerly await overused IP. I like Zelda and Starfox but I've played them enough over the years. Splatoon is okay and new but not aimed at me.

    Fun can be had in any game. you've got to want to, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/12/2014

    @perydwyn

    Even if you disagree, its already happening. How many Nintendo games are most gamers looking forward to compared to indie ones? I'd bet gamers are more up for the latter, many having just invested in new consoles.

    It matters not whether these games come from crowdfunding or not. A good game is a good game. In fact, its been a long time since I've played a bad indie game, but I'm gaming on PC which see much more indie games than any games console. If you are just gaming on console, you are only getting a fraction of the better indie games.

    And try not to put words into my mouth. Nintendo will still be around, but they have counter productively eroded their significance in games, no one else. If Nintendo want to be in the game, they need to play ball.

    So kudos to Captain Toad, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros being out for people to play, but the majority of interesting games upcoming are indie ones. Star Citizen, No Mans Sky etc are a darn sight more progressive and exciting for gamers to look forward to.

    But hey, each to their own. Minecraft and Shovel Knight are fine but there's other interesting experimental stuff out there. Try more games than just on consoles and you'll see.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/12/2014

    @electrolite

    That's an interesting reply by you, but the reason I think that this situation with Nintendo is kind of for the better, is because indie devs are usurping and replacing Nintendo by default.

    Indies were once laughed at by Nintendo once, just like when Sony entered the games market, but look who's laughing now. Nintendo's games might be fun, but they've largely lost their minds as far as consoles themselves are concerned (except for their handhelds. Their IP library is also lacking.

    Indie devs are smaller and more creatively nimble, creating what they want on a low budget, are easy to communicate with and talk feedback to. They are the future of the games industry and Nintendo the past (as harsh as that may sound to some.

    It is indie devs that should carry the games industry shine get all the way home (hell they are already), because for while Captain Toad is cool enough, Nintendo still lack in delivering games (as well as much of what they promise) and their stubbornness is their biggest hubris.

    The differences are plain to see, so I'm not going to dig too far, or else someone will start waving the Nintendo bashing flag.

    Sure, I want Nintendo to stick around, but maybe its a good thing that they aren't as big as they once were. It allows for other smaller devs to sell their wares and grow a bit. And as seen with stuff like Amiibos, Nintendo can find other ways to make money.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/12/2014

    @lewislewislewis

    Glad you are having fun. While I see that this game is cool enough (perhaps a little short as some have said), I think most of the games industry has moved on without Nintendo for the better. Had everyone waited we'd be years behind in every way.

    The games industry would still exist without them. However, it doesn't need them as much as it once did, even with all they might bring to games.

    Enjoy Cpt Toad, anyway.
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  • That was quick: people selling New 3DS Ambassador Edition for up to £400 on eBay

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/01/2015

    Not surprised at all. Its still the same 3DS in pretty clothing.

    Totally agree that limiting their run makes no sense at all.
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  • Surprise! New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition goes on sale

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/01/2015

    The Club Nintendo used to be a good thing in an age before the internet, back when we were spoon fed bits of info on things, and be grateful for it.

    These days, I don't think it really serve a purpose other than dividing your fans. IMO, every 3DS owner should be a Club Nintendo member by default of buying the system (what more do they want, so we get a few more bells and whistles? Besides that, the stuff that Nintendo have given as incentives aren't that great either.

    So, now we have yet another 3DS for fans to get over-excited about. If you purchased the previous bells and whistles 2.0 version, do you not feel a little cheated? A revision now and then is fine, but you seem to be pushing the boat out and then sinking it, Nintendo. Yes, Nintendo are no strangers to this colour tactic, but with phones improving I wonder how well this actually will do. Tick tock, clock.

    Congratulations Nintendo ghetto fans, you don't deserve one of these special ambassador 3DS. Now you can feel bad and cry. Enjoy.
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  • Is Nvidia Tegra X1 the next big thing for mobile graphics?

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/01/2015

    Very cool. Can't wait to try it out. Reply -1
  • Wii U-exclusive Captain Toad enters UK chart in 16th

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/01/2015

    @erp

    If its good enough, give it time and it will climb. Also you gotta remember that NoE are largely tied in what they can do from NoJ (an archaic way of doing things no doubt). I'm sure if it was really down to NoE, they would have launched it in December, not January, where everyone has post xmas empty pockets for the most part.

    NoE are as poor as NoJ want them to be, unfortunately, while I agree they should be better.
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  • Ubisoft polls public on future Far Cry settings

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/01/2015

    Its great that they are doing these kind of polls, that I almost wish some other devs would do the same.

    I'd go for a Mad Max style or Vamps style Far Cry, The latter sounds better, especially if you could play both sides. Say it s a vampire apocalypse where human are hunted, and it could be potentially better than another brainless zombie game.

    A Mad Max style one, would stand the chance of clashing with the upcoming film and game, so something different is needed. As for a dinosaur one, I think another dev is already making something like that on Steam.

    Overall, Ubi, you people need some fresh ideas and new games. Everything is turning into AC. You also need to get Rainbow Six and The Division out as soon as, to break up all that neck stabbing.
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  • Linx 8 review - exploring the sub-£100 Windows tablet experience

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/01/2015

    Will keep an eye on this one. Need one for being mobile. The rise of the budget tablet is good, as its also bring laptop prices down too. A half decent laptop can be bagged for £150, when a few years ago, the entry price was £300.

    Which tablet to go for, though. I like the open nature of Android, but having Steam games on W8 tablet would be cool. Choices, choices.
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  • Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP (2010) have vanished from Steam

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/01/2015

    @ubergine

    Not sure what you mean. This is about more than the selected titles, uber. Scott Pilgrim is a good game while both those Aliens games are kinda okay hit (AvP) and miss (ACM).

    And the difference with books etc, is that that are the oldest media around and are preserved by libraries globally. Copies of a work can exist in libraries, museums and failing that private collections. Libraries have been around since before the great one of Alexandria, so as a species we aren't alien to preserving stuff.

    Games haven't been around as long. As its now one of the only industries to be taking money year over year, I feel all big publishers/devs should put something towards preservation. I'm sure we don't want stuff like Sega losing their original Panzer Dragoon source code to happen again.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 03/01/2015

    @dfernand

    Lets be clear. If you've purchased one of these games, you'll still be able to download it, say if your console/system dies and you had to salvage your stuff. (Those purchases are account tethered, so long as you have your account details, its all good, so be sure to keep those details safe and all).

    Its outside of that option, in the realm of second hand and historic preservation of games that is the problem. For if the games industry can't treasure its past enough (bar a few game museum exceptions), due to deals, red tape etc, then much of these games stand the chance of being lost to time. Ultimate loss of any work, due to such IMO is tantamount to book burning and shouldn't be happening, but still does unfortunately. Its clear to some gamers after past gens, gamers can't rely on large megacorps to preserve anything.

    It could be said by some that piracy does have a use, if stuff isn't available anywhere else, as has happened to much dead console, computer and arcade stuff. Try playing Scott Pilgrim in a decade and it might not be possible at all (beyond emulation. The irony of those dug up ET cartridges phones home a bit with a chuckle.

    Many games we've played in the last 25 years or so might not get the luxury of a marked dusty grave.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    With the Aliens games I can understand it, with those being huge film licenses.

    Scott Pilgrim was a book and film, but seemed more worthy of sticking around. Great, so once my 360 dies, no more Scott Pilgrim game. That sucks. I can agree that seeing as the games are finished, they should just leave them on sale. Unfortunately, these limited license deals spoil the fun and in the end, also hijack the preservation of games.

    Typical. Always someone to mess up what should be sweeter.

    Boxed games don't look so bad when this crap goes down.
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  • Final Fantasy creator reveals concept video for cancelled RPG

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    You know what surprises me the most, is that there's no place in the games industry where old cancelled projects can be re-sold to those who might be more interested in purchasing them. Perhaps then cooler stuff like this might see the light of day. Reply +7
  • Tekken 7 reveals Saudi Arabian character Shaheen

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    @Kami

    What the design lacks is pair of Raybans for Shaheen to put on after victory. I'm sure shades sales are high in the middle east too.

    Hell, I gotta give Namco some props here. Has no one forgotten Hakan the turkish oil wrestler in SFIV? I love SF but he was a weird character with red skin. Know anyone with red skin, people? Blanka says no, but I guess SF is a bit of a more out there/anime fighter. Capcom's Arika did create Pullum Prina from Saudi Arabia for SFEX games, though.

    I expect alternative outfits for Shaheen would/could have him in a western type suit plus traditional head dress.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    For those getting an AC vibe, where exactly was the original AC set again? Jerusalem, you say?

    Perhaps now you might get the design makes sense, for a middle eastern fighter. Design of practical clothing in games can work, people.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    New characters are always welcome and this one is a great improvement. No unnecessary bells and whistles, just solid design that's more open to players.

    Much better, Harada.
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  • Sony says sorry for PSN Christmas outage with five days of PS Plus

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    Its another episode of Sony security. Indeed they really should spend more to sort it out, especially since they are now devoting more of their efforts into games consoles, with their PC division sold off and their tv market dwindling in the face of LG and Samsung efforts. Get yourself some stronger help, Sony.

    A sour xmas present for all gamers, but one that some good will come of it. MS getting attacked was just an extra, IMO, as Live has done well in not getting attacked as much.
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2014

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    @Mooglepies

    Nice that you found Type 4. A hell of a lot of fun.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 02/01/2015

    Well that's nice, but I no longer believe in GotY as a thing.

    Asking what are your GAMES of 2014, would be better, than diluting a years worth of games down to just one. It does games as medium a disservice, IMO.

    Now, personally, I wouldn't call a single format game, GotY when fewer people have played it as not everyone owns a Wii U, however, its EG's choice so fair enough. As for EG's choice in MK8, I can agree its a good game, but GotY, after all the varied product that's been out last year, I beg to differ.

    Next time EG, don't chose one, choose a few. (I know you covered a few in focus earlier)
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  • Editor's blog: Merry Christmas!

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/12/2014

    Merry xmas everyone and happier new year.

    Like any year, it had highs and lows, but nothing is ever a perfect ride. GotY stuff I'm not so much about, as its hard to pick one game from the many that come out in a year. Better to just say what you played and liked most.

    Anyway, peace people.
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  • Final Fantasy 15 reveals first female version of mechanic Cid

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/12/2014

    @Laythe_AD

    I find that for a decent performance, gestures/mannerisms should match voice to round a good model capture acting. The Uncharted series is great at it, but some other games not so much, jrpgs especially. Maybe that's why you find the voice grating.

    There's a break in that scene that guys wouldn't act like that, when running into a well endowed girl. But enough of my being picky at a Square meal, still being cooked. Tis a game after all.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/12/2014

    Oh dear, this is getting on that slippy slope. The game has equality chestage, so that's an improvement for a jrpg.

    FFX-2 was a world away and nice for its time. Overall, IMO, FF doesn't need fan service to sell it, but some might differ on that.

    Haven't seen the full game anyway so will hold horses. Still looks cool and hope it brings me back to the series.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/12/2014

    @Zaiz

    Yeah, its clear that practicality goes out the window when designing FF characters. they just go nuts with next to no editor to reign them in and because of potential cosplay.

    Its probably based in the future where there's no more oil left, and the chances of fem Cid being smeared in car oil are few, so mechanics all wear bikinis and heels. If the BFFBs stay long enough with mouth aghast at breasts, she'll do the complimentary bikini car wash of their convertible....for coin of course.

    Raiden will soon be making a guest appearance in his mankini, while fixing a car.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/12/2014

    Its pretty game full of pretty things, besides the j-pop bishi-boys and the chesty girls. Lets hope Cid has some personality along with the cleavage order, and hopefully not a squeaky voice.

    I guess Japan is a little breast overkill (and yet no more than the Sun/Mirror), because ample female breasts are a rare thing in their culture, hence the exaggerated examples in some games. I do find that most of the times, japanese games don't get breasts right anyway as a larger chest can mean more back trouble.

    Anyway, something for everyone and that's rare for a japanese game. Now we need some average/ugly characters.

    Stay tuned for more on Backstreet FF Boys.
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  • Castlevania's Vampire Killer beats

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/12/2014

    Can agree on SCIV being great. Think it was around the SNES/MD era I realized how good games could be, not only in terms of challenging game play and fun, but also for the art and music that helped mold them. SCIV OST was near impossible to find in print, but for some reason the rock versions were always plentiful.

    Playing through SCIV was (and still is) a joy and shows a time when Konami were really strong in tapping that SNES tech. Sound wise, I think that post SCIV, only PS1/Saturn Symphony of the Night, and the GB, GBA and DS versions of the series are the ones that really excelled via their awesome soundtracks and overall fun game play.

    Next to SNES stable mate, Actraiser (great for sound from Y Koshiro), SCIV is awesome still. Love the soothing ending theme for SCIV, that makes the horde fighting battles all worth it.

    Special mentions for Aria of Sorrow, Harmony of Dissonance, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Eclessia, which I found were on par with/topped what SNES had done with SCIV and SotN on PS1. Check them out.
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  • Elite: Dangerous review

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/12/2014

    Glad its worth our time. Not played Elite before, so this will be a zero-g treat, and not the type that escapes from your ships fridge, because you forgot about it. Reply 0
  • CVG to close

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/12/2014

    A pity. RIP.

    Began really reading games mags with Mean Machines via friend and was amazed at all the cool stuff out in the world that we were missing. When Mean Machines folded, CVG became a go to mag for me, next to Edge and Super Play. Had some good times with CVG over the years, but everything must end I guess.

    Hopefully, the website will remain and survive its lack of print copy. And if not, they've had a good 24 year run.

    Now, sleep.

    Future don't seem to be handling the slow demise of print well, but I guess its the sign of the times. At least we still have Edge, anyway.
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  • Student-made Ukip parody game upsets Nigel Farage

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/12/2014

    I guess Nth Korea have someone else to chuckle at.

    Well done, game devs.
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  • Patrice Désilets is making a "third-person historical-action-survival game"

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/12/2014

    Good for him after all his Ubi-grief. Will look forward to what he has planned in 2015. Reply +1
  • Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Year One

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/12/2014

    Guess we'll have to wait for the end of year two. Lack of games still plagues this gen, that its still too early to tell. I do find that many gamers are reluctant to jump for either console and it'll take some good games to sway them, myself included.

    The SFV coup has me wanting a PS4, but now I'm not so sure, as its only so different from SFIV. Xbone is high on my list, though. Still liking PC more as an all rounder, where I miss less games, or so I tell myself. I still think its best to get both consoles if you can manage it, mind.

    Ah, exclusives, how I love and dislike you equally.
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