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  • 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 +1
  • 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 -4
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • Zerobob 18/01/2017

    @Moz
    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.
    Reply +3
  • 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

    @Oh-Bollox
    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 +4
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • Zerobob 08/01/2017

    @Rogueywon
    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?
    Reply +4
  • 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!
    Reply +4
  • 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.
    Reply -9
  • 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
  • Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2016

  • Zerobob 02/01/2017

    XCOM 2 is the game that had me absorbed the most this year by a long way. Good to see it getting recognition on these lists, but thought it might be higher.

    Blood and Wine was also magnificent and I'm also enjoying The Last Guardian at the moment: Trico is a huge accomplishment which shouldn't be overlooked.

    One game's popularity I'll never understand is Uncharted 4. I haven't played the game in its entirety, but having played a few choice levels it was clear the game is constructed of nothing more than linear chest-high shooting sections and scripted action set pieces, as per the rest of the Uncharted series. I don't understand why people would be interested in a game with such little vision.
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  • Jelly Deals: The Last Guardian is down to 25 right now

  • Zerobob 24/12/2016

    @creepiest-lizard You know... "linear graphical romp". A linear game that heavily relies on graphics and spectacle, but offers little in the way of strategy or decision making. Think COD, Uncharted, Gears of War, Halo, etc. Reply -3
  • Zerobob 24/12/2016

    I've not heard amazing things about the game, but I bought it anyway. I couldn't resist at this price and with a few points to use. I have been waiting to play the game for years after all.

    I just hope I get into it like I did with SotC because linear graphical romps aren't the sort of games that interest me anymore.
    Reply -1
  • Assassin's Creed film review

  • Zerobob 21/12/2016

    @Master09
    When it comes to movies based on games I've now set my expectations very low.
    When it comes to movies I've now set my expectations very low. Meaningful characters and story arcs don't seem to matter any more.
    Reply +3
  • Super Mario Run review

  • Zerobob 16/12/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25

    WTF?! :eek:
    I feel some abuse of the comments rating system may have occurred, which rather defeats the point of it.
    Reply +2
  • F1 goes 8-bit in the amazing official season review

  • Zerobob 13/12/2016

    The Ricciardo losing his tyres bit was hilarious. "Ask Kimi?" haha. Reply 0
  • Time Commanders is back on the telly, tonight at 9pm

  • Zerobob 13/12/2016

    Soooo, Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher looks.... different... these days. Reply +2
  • Pewdiepie hits 50m subscribers, claims he'll delete channel today

  • Zerobob 10/12/2016

    @zisssou
    the popular ones are usually some 20 something shouting over a football match with mad bants
    That's it in a nutshell. I'm 33, so write me off as "old" if you wish, but I use YouTube every day. However, I refuse to watch these channels that churn out relentless amounts of videos that are simply an extroverted, attention seeking 20 something shouting about current affairs or celebrities, as if their opinion is enlightened and definitive.

    I do "get" these channels, and people in their 20s or younger probably see these people as a figurehead or spokesperson for their generation... an energetic, pioneering and original voice of reason in a dry, boring political world, that think the same as they do, and tackle issues that matter like abs, makeup and Snapchat. If I was younger and my sense of humour less dry, and my world view less pessimistic, I wouldn't be able to see these channels as the poor quality entertainment they are either. I used to like things like CKY after all, because they were loud and pushed things to extremes, which is obviously automatically hilarious.

    I do enjoy the Outside Xbox channel which has some good humour and fairly decent coverage of the biggest game of the week, but I'm finding even this a bit clickbait-y these days with their "Top 7 ways..." this and "Top 10 games..." that.
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  • Steep review

  • Zerobob 09/12/2016

    @BumpkinRich
    I think the biggest problem this game has got is that everyone wants SSX.
    I want 1080 Snowboarding. No? Anyone? Just me?

    /coat
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch shown live for first time

  • Zerobob 08/12/2016

    Are Digital Foundary not able to offer a technical analysis of the game running on Switch now? ;) Reply +1
  • Super Mario Run sees Nintendo's mascot leap confidently onto iPhone

  • Zerobob 08/12/2016

    I'm left with only one question... Wouldn't tapping and holding to do the stall jump be more intuitive than tapping and dragging backwards? Reply -1
  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • Zerobob 30/11/2016

    Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2
    These games all have one thing in common. They're all action games with no real depth. That's the reason I haven't bought any of them personally.
    Reply +4
  • He's done it! He's reached level 1800 in Overwatch

  • Zerobob 29/11/2016

    Well that's it. He's won. Everyone can stop playing now. Reply +15
  • Alienware Alpha R2 review

  • Zerobob 27/11/2016

    The advantage of this is clearly its small form factor, but is that a requirement for anyone? If I wanted portability from my gaming machine I'd get a gaming laptop...well... I wouldn't, because it's silly putting high-end PC components in such a small and poorly ventilated space. That's probably why this Alienware machine is only running a GTX 960. Reply +1
  • Dishonored 2 review

  • Zerobob 16/11/2016

    @Return-of-Jafar I totally agree. Time and time again I read reviews and I'm left with the question "So what do I actually do in this game?" Reply +1
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • Zerobob 11/11/2016

    Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?
    Because the console market has been turned into a battleground for higher resolution graphics at any cost, and people buying a PS4 Pro are only validating Sony's decision to do so.

    Next question.
    Reply +5
  • Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

  • Zerobob 08/11/2016

    $199... So that's 160. Yet GAME are charging 280, a full 120 more than in the US.

    Not to mention it costs more than the console you'll be playing the game on.
    Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Skyrim Special Edition

  • Zerobob 05/11/2016

    Three things are really starting to wind me up about Skyrim Special Edition.

    It's unacceptable that glaring, game-breaking bugs still remain 5 years on, especially in a re-released remastered version of the game.

    The Special Edition barely looks any different to the original and definitely doesn't provide a compelling reason to play the game all over again, yet it seems marketed at existing players with all its noted improvements. If not, who are these RPG fans who didn't play the game extensively back when it was a hit in 2011 or subsequent years?

    It's nearly 2017 and we're still talking about Skyrim. Shouldn't we be anticipating / playing the next Elder Scrolls game by now?
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  • Nintendo won't announce Switch launch date, price and games line-up until January

  • Zerobob 27/10/2016

    The more I consider the Switch the less I'm convinced by it.

    The Switch is quite a chunky thing. It's not a phone or Nintendo DS that you can quickly stash in your pocket. Its not even slim like a modern tablet. You'll need a carry bag. Nintendo are pushing the portability of the thing, but I don't see it being usable on a busy commuter train, or even a bumpy bus with limited elbow room. I question who will carry it around with them on a daily basis to play on the move.

    I also don't think it'll have a touch screen because Nintendo would have highlighted that as a selling point, but even if it does it'll only be a gimmicky feature because the design doesn't allow for the touch screen to be used when docked, so games can't rely on a touch screen interface being available.

    The detachable controllers also seem an unnecessary step too far. They look far too small and fiddly to be used individually when detached and, unless designed perfectly, will start to wobble loose over time when attached.
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  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • Zerobob 26/10/2016

    @northlondon01
    If only people would vote with their wallets with shitty practices like this, but they hardly ever do.
    Exactly, this is all it would take. As much as I love Star Wars I didn't buy SW Battlefront because I didn't agree with how much of the game's content was sold as DLC, as sweet as all the SW eye candy looks in that game.

    I didn't blow my load over No Man's Sky early because the game was completely unproven before the reviews came in, as much as Bill Bailey was shouting at me to buy the game through my TV. Even friends who have little interest in gaming were telling me I should get No Man's Sky... Hell of a hype and marketing job they did on that game.

    It's the thought of missing out that sucks people into buying games early, and that's all down to the marketing bandwagon, the people on Twitch, and all the clickbait articles leading up to a game's release. Just look at all the Red Dead Redemption coverage this week, and RDR2 isn't out for another year yet.
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  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • Zerobob 24/10/2016

    This decision goes beyond the games industry. By attempting to charge for VR demos Game are attempting to change the rules of capitalism in favour of businesses.

    If this goes unchallenged and, God forbid, people actually pay for these demos, it could pave the way for every company to charge to preview their goods.

    Want look around the house before buying?... 50 estate agent tour fee please. Want to drive the car before buying it?... 30 test drive fee please.
    Reply +4
  • After nearly a decade The Last Guardian has gone gold

  • Zerobob 22/10/2016

    The game has clearly been an uphill struggle to develop from the start and is frankly an embarrassment for Sony with regards to the development time involved, then the producer nonchalantly announces on Twitter "Gone gold. Waddup." as if the whole process was nothing. Leave it out mate. Reply +1
  • Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

  • Zerobob 21/10/2016

    A touchscreen would be a boon for the Switch as it would allow certain types of games to be more usable than on other consoles, although it wouldn't be usable when the Switch is docked in TV mode, so that's a huge issue.

    I expect a touchscreen would impact battery life though, so Nintendo decided not to include one. I'd personally prefer better battery life.
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  • Everything new in the Nintendo Switch trailer

  • Zerobob 20/10/2016

    I don't understand why the logo isn't

    Are Nintendo ditching their iconic logo?
    Reply +1
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is stunningly beautiful, stunningly short

  • Zerobob 20/10/2016

    The quality and attention to detail is already evident, it looks great. I just wish I didn't have to wait a year. Reply +2
  • Changing rooms: the shifting nature of Tomb Raider's Croft Manor

  • Zerobob 19/10/2016

    I fully agree with the last paragraph of the article: Tomb Raider used to be a lonely exploration game, and this is what made the first game great I'm my eyes. None of the Tomb Raider sequels, apart from the anniversary remake, manage to capture this, instead opting to dilute the formula with gun battles, chase sequences, and other rubbish. Reply +3
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare perk lets you end a competitive multiplayer game with a tactical nuke

  • Zerobob 18/10/2016

    I'd say as soon as some players unlock that gun, that seemingly gives you one shot kills at any distance, 25-kill streaks are going to be quite common. Reply 0
  • Looks like Rockstar is teasing Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Zerobob 17/10/2016

    @Badoink
    It won't be called Red Dead Redemption 2.
    Well obviously. Given we've already had "Red Dead Revolver" and "Red Dead Redemption" convention would dictate it will be called something like "Red Dead Revenge".
    Reply 0
  • Battlezone VR review

  • Zerobob 14/10/2016

    Where is the "Recommend" badge and one-line summary at the top of the article? Reply +2
  • PlayStation VR hasn't tamed VR's strangeness

  • Zerobob 13/10/2016

    The only thing I find weird about PSVR is that the required PS Camera isn't included in the box, or the Move controllers which are basically a requirement too. A lot of people won't realise this.

    If Sony ever want PSVR to be mainstream they should at least make the buying process simpler and bundle all the necessaries into a single package and be more up front with the consumer about the total cost.
    Reply +4
  • What works and what doesn't in PlayStation VR's launch line-up

  • Zerobob 12/10/2016

    I'd be fully on board with PSVR if it wasn't for the reported tracking issues. I'm living in hope that Sony fix this with a software update, or better yet, bundle a device better than the PS Camera for tracking the user, as well as dedicated VR controllers: I'm really not keen on the fact Sony are recycling so much old tech for what should be a cutting edge experience. Reply +2
  • The Old Republic's latest trailer is better than many Star Wars movies

  • Zerobob 10/10/2016

    Was this better than The Force Awakens though?

    In The Force Awakens you knew who the characters were, their motivations, you understood what you were watching, there was humour, none of the fight sequences were over-choreographed, and everything wasn't so bloody dark and lacking in fun.

    So no, this trailer isn't better than The Force Awakens.
    Reply +22
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare + Modern Warfare Remastered = 130GB - minimum

  • Zerobob 05/10/2016

    Wisdom tells me to simply wait for the Modern Warfare Remastered stand-alone release. Or buy something else instead. Reply +3
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 is already good - but there's important stuff coming that could make it great

  • Zerobob 05/10/2016

    if you handle them badly [party members] they may leave and even attack you.
    But what's fun about that?
    Reply +1
  • Behind the Scenes on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

  • Zerobob 01/10/2016

    I'm enjoying the show so far. I just wish people would choose better games to play. Snake? Temple Run?

    I also completely called how the Street Fighter II Chun-Li (Rachel Riley) vs Guile (Russell Howard) fight would go. Chun-Li with her devastating button-bashing kick attack, and Guile with a moveset and fighting style that you have to learn. Very unsatisfying TV in the end and entirely predictable. Chun-Li vs E Honda would have been fairer.
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  • XCOM 2: Yes, it's harder, but you also care more

  • Zerobob 30/09/2016

    I haven't played any of the newer XCOM games, but I'm starting to wish they'd released XCOM Enemy Unknown on consoles first, as a bit of a warm up for console players: I don't like the sound of being thrown into difficult timed missions. I like my strategy games to be relaxing. Reply +1
  • Advertising Standards launches investigation into No Man's Sky

  • Zerobob 28/09/2016

    So even if the ASA finds Hello Games guilty of misleading advertising, the only power they have is to tell them to change an advert or stop running an advert?

    Hardly holding Hello Games to account is it? The damage is done.
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