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  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • Zerobob 24/03/2017

    Oh come on EG, let's not pretend the Switch has any launch games worth the investment, other than Zelda. Snipperclips is a clever concept, but even that game doesn't quite 'cut' it. Reply -5
  • Watch: Ghostbusters VR Now Hiring ruined my childhood

  • Zerobob 23/03/2017

    Wow, I really thought it was the order Ian was doing things that caused the glitch, ie. not reading the sign on the door before investigating the hot dog stand. I even thought maybe you needed to peek through the gap in the rattling lid and then Slimer would jump scare you in the face.

    Great call resetting the game from scratch Ian, you saved yourself a lot of time and frustration. I wouldn't have thought to do that because, I mean, how could a linear 10 minute VR experience possibly glitch within the first minute? It beggars belief.
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  • First screenshots of Warhammer Quest 2

  • Zerobob 22/03/2017

    If it has tactical turn-based combat, rather than repetitive button-mashing combat, then I'm in. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • Zerobob 20/03/2017

    But it's staggering, nonetheless, that the game made it to retail in this state.
    It's 2017. This is how games are released now because the practice hasn't been challenged enough by the gaming media and people still buy these unfinished games for some reason. I'm not staggered in the slightest.

    If this review lead with the line "We cannot recommend you buy this game until it is finished" it would help a lot of people with their buying decision.

    a boss that spawns hundreds of metres from where the script suggests it should appear, as though hurrying back from a cheeky cigarette break.
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  • Zerobob 20/03/2017

    It seems like they've concentrated too much on making it a shooty-shooty open world space game, stuffed full of fetch quests, rather than realising Mass Effect is all about character-driven diplomacy above all else.

    Why do all games have to eventually drift towards this combat-driven open world singularity? Even Zelda.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda: the first five hours

  • Zerobob 14/03/2017

    Really, all I want to do in Andromeda is a dodgy dance in a space-nightclub. Reply +11
  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • Zerobob 13/03/2017

    I think the only solution is to allow third party sellers to distribute digital Nintendo games, even if this means the ultimate demise of GAME on the high street.

    This would allow the marketplace to remain competitive and stop the need for expensive cartridges to dictate pricing.

    Of course Nintendo will need to vastly improve the functionality of their online services first, such as ditching device-specific downloads.
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  • Nintendo investigating Switch Joy-Con issues

  • Zerobob 13/03/2017

    "We're asking consumers a lot of questions. That's why we want to get consumers on our help line, so we can get as much information to understand the situation as possible."
    No, you're stalling for time Nintendo, wasting customer's time, whilst also suggesting the problem is a rare niche issue that's difficult to recreate...

    Put the joy-con behind your leg. Cover up the controller with your hand. Put that joy-con behind... somethi... hide that little f**king controlle... behind... put it behind... sofa and... waggle the... stick...

    Just stop f**king everyone around Nintendo, please.

    Why don't you simply try watching the plethora of YouTube videos which report the issue in detail? Hell, one Youtuber even dismantles the left joy-con and extends the bluetooth transmitter with a piece of wire, which dramatically improves the connection. There's your fix.
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  • No Man's Sky on PS4 Pro delivers the 1080p60 dream

  • Zerobob 12/03/2017

    Resolution really is secondary when you're running at 60fps. This game proves it. We all know this. Developers all know this. Yet there's still some mysterious overriding force at work pushing for higher resolutions at all costs.

    The industry as a whole seems to be trying to justify and support the 4K TV market, but current console hardware simply isn't fully up to the task. I wish the games industry would put the 4K requirement on the back burner for now, let people buy a 4K TV when they're good and ready, and focus on giving gamers the 1080p60 experience they wanted when they bought their 1080p TV 10 years ago.
    Reply +10
  • Inside the cruellest RollerCoaster Tycoon park ever created

  • Zerobob 10/03/2017

    I hope there's a burger stand waiting at the centre of the maze as a reward for the poor hungry guests!

    I bought the Android version recently and enjoying it on my tablet. Not the best management game ever, but then I only used to play Theme Park, so I have no nostalgic reasons for liking RCT.
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  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • Zerobob 08/03/2017

    I still think the portable gaming crown unequivocally belongs to the smartphone, or failing that the 3DS. The Switch is just too big to be truly portable, and the screen is too delicate. Reply +1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • Zerobob 02/03/2017


    True, and I almost said there was one piece of criticism in the review (the short paragraph you mentioned) but then it went on to say that:

    It's a shame - but it doesn't need these things.

    Arguably, a stronger storyline wouldn't have been compatible with Nintendo's decision to grant the player so much freedom.
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  • Zerobob 02/03/2017

    I don't think that review contained a single negative point, which leads me to think it contained a large amount of hyperbole.

    I also don't think it was necessary to specifically list all the tribes you'll encounter in the game, but it did give you a good idea of what you actually do in the game, which some reviews fail to mention, so that was appreciated.
    Reply +1
  • We finally unbox the Nintendo Switch

  • Zerobob 24/02/2017

    The justification for the Switch's thickness:
    * probably the joycons have to be made robust enough to limit warranty claims. Making them too thin would weaken them since they are removable devices that probably have to withstand a fair bit of abuse from all ages
    * probably the whole Switch needed to be made tough too.
    * the Switch uses a fan which can't easily be made too thin: those propellors have to be a certain thickness to expel a decent amount of air too
    I've considered these points already but
    * Do the controllers even need to be detachable joycons? Couldn't the controls be built in, as with other portable consoles, and a separate controller used when the console is docked?
    * Why does the Switch need to be any tougher than phones or tablets?
    * As a consumer, why do I care if the Switch needs a fan? I look at all other mobile devices and and they don't have fans, even other devices which use Tegra technology. Why use low power mobile technology if you're going to make it run hot and mess around with fans?

    OK, so I have to admit I'd rather the Switch had a fan rather than ran hot, and it will hopefully only spin up when docked, but I'm still surprised it needed to be quite as thick as it is, yet still referred to as a great engineering achievement in the video.
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  • Zerobob 23/02/2017

    Am I the only one who thinks the Switch is ticker than it needs to be, given how slim phones and tablets are these days? Reply -1
  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con connection issue sparks concern ahead of launch

  • Zerobob 24/02/2017

    This looks like a hardware issue if a physical barrier like a hand causes the interference. How unfortunate.

    Such a strange issue. They only time I've experienced bluetooth interference is with my headphones when I move to other rooms and multiple walls get in the way. I've never experienced bluetooth audio interference or input issues on my Dualshock 4.
    Reply +1
  • Elite Dangerous players now know why the galaxy turned beige

  • Zerobob 23/02/2017

    Great. I've been waiting all this time for the PS4 version and now it's only a few months away the galaxy has turned beige and geometry has disappeared from planets.

    So these changes were implemented to make the materials system more accurate, but it actually makes the colours of the matrials system much less accurate?

    Isn't that shorthand for "We've ruined the game by tinkering with it too much in areas nobody asked for, instead of making tangible improvements players will enjoy". Wasn't any of this tested during development?

    And what's the reason for the missing planet geometry?

    Good job Frontier.
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  • Jim Sterling comes out on top as lawsuit with Digital Homicide dismissed

  • Zerobob 22/02/2017

    I too don't understand what money has to do with justice. You have to be able to afford justice. What a world we live in. Reply +24
  • Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and Pro

  • Zerobob 21/02/2017

    Hope Eurogamer's review doesn't stop anyone from playing this awesome game.
    Yes, but define "awesome game". From the videos I've see it looks like running around a sandbox, littered with highly generic sandbox tasks, hitting things with your weapon. What is its saving grace? The dope graphics?

    I see the point Eurogamer are making in their review. Games all about running around a sandbox hitting things with your weapon doesn't seem like progress to me, no matter how pretty they are, especially when it also embraces so many sandbox clichés.
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  • Man appears to play Doom in Porsche 911 using driving controls

  • Zerobob 21/02/2017

    @lostmuppet Yeah i watched calculator Doom too, but it wasn't Doom, just a very rough approximation of Doom, like you said. And the games he tried on his calculator loved to crash. And the whole thing was just terrible really. Reply 0
  • Hearthstone will add three 130-card expansions next year, no adventures

  • Zerobob 17/02/2017

    I had fun with Hearthstone at first, and I adore the overall game design, but its pay-to-win business model has become more than evident now, with many expensive cards being outright better than others with the same mana cost. Reply +1
  • Nintendo Switch system features shown off in video

  • Zerobob 17/02/2017

    Yes it looks clean and smooth, but what does this interface offer, aside from launching games and a Nintendo advertising feed? It's not as if there are apps running in the background, or it offers apps, or video playback, or it even offers web browsing. It doesn't even handle messaging and chat. Is it any surprise the basic lightweight interface runs smoothly?

    What an arbitrary and trivial thing to get excited about before we've even seen the games properly, games being the only thing the Switch actually offers.
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  • Here's what creating a Commander in Elite Dangerous looks like

  • Zerobob 16/02/2017

    @Harbinger73 Let's hope they opt for an early May release in time for Frontier's financial year end then. I can't wait much longer with all this talk of aliens, multicrew, and "Rikering" chairs. Reply +2
  • Zerobob 16/02/2017

    Any news on the PS4 version? Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • Zerobob 14/02/2017

    ...aaaand there goes the last bit of interest I had in owning a Switch. Reply +3
  • FTL dev reveals turn-based strategy game Into the Breach

  • Zerobob 11/02/2017

    I couldn't be happier with the look of this game and you just know the game systems will be excellent based on the quality of FTL.

    I'm very rapidly moving towards turn-based strategy as my favourite genre. I find it tiresome and disheartening that the central mechanic of so many games is to walk around and hit something by pressing a button. I just wish there were more turn-based strategy games around, like XCOM, which require thought, or games that handle fighting mechanics in an interesting and original way.
    Reply +2
  • Watch: Chris plays GoldenEye 007 for the first time

  • Zerobob 11/02/2017

    Chris was totally right in the video when he said Oddjob was a normal sized bloke. People seem to forget this.

    Nick Nack was the pocked-sized henchman from The Man with the Golden Gun and sometimes wore a bowler hat and suit, so he looked similar to Oddjob who also wore a hat and suit.

    The Goldeneye devs clearly got mixed up and sort of created a hybrid of the two characters, probably because the Goldeneye multiplayer was a last minute afterthought that wasn't even within the scope of the game.
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  • Hearthstone fans unearth dinosaur-themed expansion

  • Zerobob 06/02/2017

    @iluvrice2 Well, at my level, a Hunter Beast deck always seems to work out well for me. It's my favourite deck by far.

    I quite like playing Warrior but I don't seem to have many of the cards that make the class effective, such as Pirates.

    I have literally no idea how to play as Shaman. I've tried and tried but never found a successful deck that works. Regarding tactics, the general concensus seems to be to put out as many totems as possible, then buff them, but I've never found mana to be in my favour whilst attempting this... I always seem to spend all my mana maintaining board control, rather than having 2 spare for a totem, and even then, you don't want to leave a totem out there on its own only to be easily destroyed on your opponent's turn.
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  • Zerobob 06/02/2017

    @Duffking Yes I agree about thee being far too many overpowered 1-2 mana cost cards. I'm a very casual player and I've never spent any money on the game, but I still get plenty of wins... it's just much harder with Druid or Priest decks which lend themselves more to the long game.

    There are just so many great early game cards now (if you buy them), that have abilities and synergy with other cards, that a casual player like me can easily find themselves overwhelmed by turn 2 with no way to recover. The balance of the cards has definitely been lost, and there are plenty of cards that exist that are flat-out better cards than standard card alternatives. It has truly become 'pay to win'.

    I much prefer playing Hunter, Mage, or Rogue now because it's far easier. Hunter and Rogue favour playing low cost minions and also allow you to control the board easily at all stages of the game, which has become essential. Mage... well if you use your spells at the correct time you can win any game.
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  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • Zerobob 04/02/2017

    Johnny mentioned an interesting point. Yes, the Switch is the kind of portable device that you'd take away with you, but does it include a wall charger, or does it rely in the dock for charging? Reply 0
  • Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

  • Zerobob 31/01/2017

    I think the problem with the game wasn't the price, it's the fact it's just another runner game, in a marketplace full of runner games.

    If Nintendo had just done a really good classic Mario game, like on the DS, I think people would have been more impressed and felt it was a more quality Nintendo product.
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  • PSA: Some of Sega's best soundtracks just hit Spotify

  • Zerobob 26/01/2017

    I always liked the soundtracks from Golden Axe, Streets of Rage 2, Shinobi, and Shenmue.

    I guess everyone just likes the music from the games they played when they were growing up for nostalgic reasons.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo Switch touchscreen shown in action for the first time

  • Zerobob 24/01/2017

    Is it maybe the case that they're not pushing it as an input method as you can't use it when docked?
    That's exactly what I said back in October. There's no way Nintendo can make the touchscreen a meaningful part of any game because it is inaccessible while the Switch is docked.
    Reply +2
  • Sony Platinum Wireless Headset review

  • Zerobob 22/01/2017

    I just wish I could pair my Bose bluetooth headphones with my PS4. Reply 0
  • Google Pixel review

  • Zerobob 21/01/2017

    I'm still using my Nexus 4 years after I bought it, but the battery life has become quite poor, so I need to get a new phone soon.

    There's no way I'd spend £700 on a phone though, especially as they're too small to do any proper gaming on compared to a tablet.

    It's a shame because I always saw the Nexus phones as Google's gift to the people, allowing everyone to have a pure slice of Google in their hand because of their affordable price. Now Google have clearly positioned themselves to compete directly with Apple and Samsung, yet I don't think they've created a better offering than those companies, which isn't good for anybody.
    Reply +5
  • Recommended strategy game Kingdom coming soon to iOS/Android

  • Zerobob 20/01/2017

    After reading the review I'd like to know if you can pause the game. I don't like real time strategy as much as turn based because I always feel too pressured when trying to strategise.

    Also, do all battles take place on a side-on 2D view?...It doesn't seem the best decision when it comes to base building and defence strategy.
    Reply -1
  • Zerobob 20/01/2017

    I love playing strategy games on my Android tab. I'm going to have to add this to the collection. Reply +2
  • Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

  • Zerobob 19/01/2017

    The only conclusion you can draw from this is that emulation has cemented its place in the world of games, legal or illegal.

    What I find astonishing is that Nintendo didn't even acknowledge the glaring evidence being put before them.
    Reply -2
  • Splatoon 2 doesn't feel like a proper sequel just yet

  • Zerobob 18/01/2017

    Other companies have been creating rehashes for years, I don't mind Nintendo taking a turn.
    You're kidding, right? The same Nintendo that have constantly rehashed Mario, Mario Kart and Zelda games over the last three decades?
    Reply -5
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • Zerobob 18/01/2017

    Indeed the system isn't has powerful as a PS4 but the early games are showing its no slouch and all that in something the size of 7" tablet!! And for £80 less then an iPad mini
    I would argue that the Switch is about 10 times thicker than most tablets, so not comparable in size. The battery life is also a fraction of that of tablets in a similar price range.

    iOS / Android tablets also give you a wealth of functionality, such as browsing the web properly in Chrome, listening to Spotify, watching YouTube, Google Maps, watching videos files. Not to mention access to a plethora of games on iTunes / Google Play, such as Hearthstone, XCOM, KOTOR, FTL, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Baulder's Gate. I can even emulate NDS, N64, SNES, NES, and MegaDrive games.

    The Switch does have positive aspects, but value for money isn't one of them.
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  • Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

  • Zerobob 17/01/2017

    I was going to buy Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic on the Google Play store for £5.99, then noticed it was £4.49 on iTunes. I don't see any reason for a price difference so I didn't buy it. Seems Google have already adjusted their prices post Brexit. Reply +2
  • Gwent plays a much better game of cards leaving The Witcher 3 behind

  • Zerobob 16/01/2017

    Not sure why you've been down-voted either. Gwent is undeniably a wholesale rip off of Condotierre, card for card.

    I posted about this months ago, including a detailed card-for-card breakdown, and people agreed.

    The worst thing is Witcher 3 senior gameplay designer Damien Monnier's story that he came up with Gwent while he was in the bath.
    Reply +1
  • Zerobob 16/01/2017

    I wish they'd develop an Android version.

    Touch controls are better for this type of game, before you even consider the portability aspect.
    Reply +5
  • Scalebound director sorry game's cancellation "let fans down"

  • Zerobob 11/01/2017

    I find it quite odd that they're so willing to give up on this game and throw all development work in the bin. Is there no possible way this game can be finished within budget? From footage I've watched it looked fairly complete in terms of concept and vision, easily at a stage a new production and development team could step in.

    I mean, The Last Guardian took years and years to get released, but the development team was persistent and finally finished the game, Sony never gave up on it, and it ended up pretty great... I've never felt so touched by a game's story.

    Platinum / Microsoft seem to have just completely lost their appetite for this project. OK, the headphones idea is a stupid, pretentious, and gimmicky attempt to get younger people on board with the game, but the dragons and the scale of the game looked great.
    Reply +3
  • New year's resolution: Let's stop screaming

  • Zerobob 08/01/2017

    As I see it, certain gaming media has become nothing more than an extension of games companies' marketing departments.

    Gaming media generates hype with videos titled things like "7 Things We're Most Looking Forward to in Fallout 4" and "5 Reasons No Man's Sky Will be a Game-Changer", as well as publish opinion pieces designed to generate discussion. This is profitable for gaming media and developers alike.

    However, when the hyped features don't appear in the final game it generates disappointment, and when people inevitably disagree with points raised in the published opinion piece it generates arguments.

    As Maj. Richard Sharpe once said, you make your bed and you lie in it.
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  • Zerobob 08/01/2017

    Most of that community (with a few sad exceptions) would rather like to be less angry. But the press needs to play its part by sometimes getting angry on their behalf
    Well put.

    I feel companies are getting away with far too many instances of anti-consumer behaviour and this goes completely unchallenged by the gaming media. I've never really got over the monetisation of individual elements in games, or more accurately, people's willingness to buy them. Why should money have any bearing on an individual's success playing a certain game?
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  • First contact has finally been made in Elite: Dangerous

  • Zerobob 06/01/2017

    I've never played the game, but that was so awesome it wouldn't have been out of place in a good sci-fi film, never mind an unlikely chance encounter in a game.

    I almost regret watching this though because I'd have loved the surprise first-hand whilst playing. I just wish they'd hurry up with the PS4 release so I can finally play it!
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  • Sony's 2017: steady as she goes as PS4 goes big on games

  • Zerobob 05/01/2017

    Not a single strategy game among them and all action games as far as I can see.

    I think it may be time to sell the PS4 when I've finished The Last Guardian and get a PC.
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  • What's going on with Zelda: Breath of the Wild's release date?

  • Zerobob 05/01/2017

    If an English language version of the game exists (the US version) then why not make this available in Europe for anyone who wants to buy it, then patch in specific languages and localisation tweaks later?

    I can't imagine how time consuming it must be to translate a large game into all European languages and patching features into a game is standard practice these days.
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  • At the moment, Astroneer is a fascinating inversion of typical sci-fi wonder

  • Zerobob 03/01/2017

    I'd like to play this game, but I don't think I'll be able to as I only have a PS4 and android tablet for gaming. Reply 0