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  • DF Retro: Soul Calibur on Dreamcast - beyond 'arcade perfect'

  • Zerobob 28/05/2017

    I'll never forget how stunning games like Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, and House of the Dead 2 looked on Dreamcast. I just used to bask in their magnificence hours.

    With Soul Calibur the animation was also stunning, better than anything I'd ever seen before. It was unbelievable for a home console. Massively looking forward to watching this episode later.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda fans excited by new hint at quarian DLC

  • Zerobob 26/05/2017

    Mass Effect fans were left excited...
    Which fans were these, specifically?

    *edit

    I'm not suggesting that Mass Effect has no fans, just that the article provides no citation for this sudden source of excitement.
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  • Street Fighter 5 to get Vega's Spain stage this month

  • Zerobob 26/05/2017

    'member when Street Fighter used to come with this stage for free? I 'member.

    'member when Street Fighter used to have an arcade mode? I 'member.
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  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 release date set for September

  • Zerobob 25/05/2017

    I had to put Divinity: Original Sin on hold after getting about 10 hours into it. I just didn't think the game hung together all that well. Trying to progress quests was always frustrating using the poor quest log, but I did eventually get the hang of walking around and talking to everyone at least twice to trigger the necessary dialogue.

    I also thought the character creation was extremely poor. It would have been nice to have more customisation options, but crucially your character's avatar thumbnail should reflect your character's actual face. This simple addition would have gone a long way to making the game better.

    There's a lot I really like about the game though, so I may start playing it again. I like the fact it's a classic sword & sorcery style RPG, you can choose your team, manage their abilities, and I really like the turn-based combat which can be very satisfying.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

  • Zerobob 24/05/2017

    There's no speed select. There are no bonus stages in arcade mode.
    Hilariously, Capcom couldn't muster an arcade mode for Street Fighter 5 - and, over a year after its release, still hasn't.
    Sorry for the inelequent and seemingly irrational comment, but what the f**king hell is going on with gaming?
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  • Jelly Deals: PlayStation VR headset with Farpoint down to 299.84

  • Zerobob 24/05/2017

    @elhozzo That's fine if you already have move controllers and a camera. I'm simply suggesting it would be nice if Sony offered an all-inclusive package for people, parents, non-gamers who simply want to buy the whole PS VR experience with no caveats and hidden costs.

    I don't see any cause for you to get upset and accuse me of selfishness. Try to maintain a bit of perspective.
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  • Zerobob 24/05/2017

    @minky-kong Exactly. It drives me mad that PS VR doesn't come with all the necessary accessories to make it work. I'd rather they just increased the price and included the move controllers and camera. Reply 0
  • Watch: Eurogamer takes on Outside Xbox at Micro Machines World Series

  • Zerobob 22/05/2017

    Finally, some more footage of the game. I can't wait for this to be released for the pure fact it offers local multiplayer for more then 2 players. Finally a game I can play with my mates with no messing around. I hope this paves the way for a comeback of local multiplayer games.

    Oh and the best Micro Machines game is clearly Micro Machines 2 Turbo Tournament on the Mega Drive, hands down, end of. You don't forget a game like that with such great playability, and 2 extra controller ports built into the cartridge.
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  • Extra Nintendo Switch dock costs 80

  • Zerobob 22/05/2017

    Some people say this reminds them of Apple pricing, but at least with Apple you're paying for for a quality, well designed product made from decent materials.

    The Switch dock is just a lump of plastic, and badly manufactured plastic too, if the reports of bent docks are to be believed, and a badly designed piece of plastic if the reports of scratched Switch screens are true.
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  • GAME launches unattractive new 36 loyalty card scheme

  • Zerobob 19/05/2017

    In rough terms, you would need to buy 10 full price (40) games within a 12 month span, all from GAME, to get another game free - and you're still paying for the privilege.
    So really you'd need to buy an 11th game to start seeing any kind of saving, given the loyalty card practically costs the price of your first "free" game?

    Isn't there an independent body that investigates misleading and complicated offers which offer no value for money? Potentially this may qualify.
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  • Rejoice! Danger Zone is Burnout's Crash Mode

  • Zerobob 17/05/2017

    My main complaint is that the vehicles all seem to have the "crash test" logos on the side, as if to legitimise and sanitise all the mayhem.

    The best thing about the crash mode in Burnout 3 was the naughty feeling of causing destruction on actual roads and highways.

    Also, why is all the action taking place underground? Some of the best crash levels in Burnout 3 involved catapulting your car through the air into traffic.

    I suppose my overarching question is why can't the developers simply recreate a game that was perfected well over a decade ago?
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  • Dawn of War 3 review

  • Zerobob 28/04/2017

    I might be on my own with this, with the current popularity of RTS and MOBA games, but I just want a streamlined version of the original Warhammer 40K tabletop game, where players can battle each other online.

    It would have turn-based gameplay, collectable units to build up your army (think collecting cards in Hearthstone) and customisable units in terms of colour and minor aesthetics.

    To keep online matches balanced your assembled army will have a strength value, say 76, and you are matched against players with an army of a similar strength value. Winning battles will give you the chance to get new units.

    Given that Games Workshop are handing out game licences left, right and center at the moment it seems the perfect time for someone to create a game like this. I'm not sure why a game like this doesn't already exist, but it's possibly because it treads on the toes of Games Workshop's main tabletop miniatures trade.
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  • The original X-COM was cancelled, but development continued in secret

  • Zerobob 28/04/2017

    @DMBAR OK, now you're talking about hyphens and the name that the game was released under in North America, yet insisting it's not confusing.

    Trust me, I understand the lineage of the games... I still have UFO: Enemy Unknown sitting in its cardboard box on the shelf in my spare room. The fact is in every country, bar North America, the original game was called UFO: Enemy Unknown, hence initially I didn't know which game the article was referring to.
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  • Zerobob 28/04/2017

    @Kolorabi Isn't it obvious what my point is? The article is misleading. It refers to the "original X-COM" ie. X-COM: Enemy Unknown, yet the game in question is UFO: Enemy Unknown. Reply 0
  • Zerobob 27/04/2017

    Original X-COM? If you mean UFO: Enemy Unknown just say "UFO: Enemy Unknown". The original X-COM is X-COM: Enemy Unknown. Reply 0
  • A three-year-old Elite Dangerous mystery is finally unravelling

  • Zerobob 25/04/2017

    Alien encounters, the introduction of crews, and now this? Please release this on PS4 soon Frontier, because I know I won't have time to play it come June.

    This is exactly the sort of game I've been in the mood to play recently, but I can't justify buying a gaming PC or Xbox One specifically for this game.
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  • Is Persona 5 on PS4 actually a 1080p remaster?

  • Zerobob 22/04/2017

    After the many many things I've read about Persona 5 recently I had no idea it was a remaster.

    .... Sorry, what? It isn't remaster? Well why the bleeping hell does the article title suggest it is?

    I see what the title is attempting to suggest, but it's very misleading. I would say it's simply a multi-format release.
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • Zerobob 21/04/2017

    1 of only 2 games worth getting?

    Erm...


    Zelda
    Fast Racing RMX
    Snipperclips
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Snipperclips
    Snake Pass
    Human Resource Machine
    Wonder Boy
    What you've done there mate is list some Switch games, 2 of which are worth getting.

    You also listed Snipperclips twice, which incidentally is a neat little idea, but also a very short game and not currently worth its price tag.
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  • Zerobob 21/04/2017

    I agree, the review provided very little actual detail on the game for people new to Mario Kart 8. Instead we just got a load of hyperbole. Reply +3
  • Zerobob 21/04/2017

    @kosmic2561
    The last of us on Ps4 (Re-release of a PS3 game) its 39.99 on PSN while Halo Masterchief Collection (also Re-release of previous console titles) is 49.99 on Xbox Marketplace. Both titles have been out 3 years but still carry those same high prices and while you can grab cheap retail copies now they both cost the same as the digital prices on release. So Mario Kart 8 is no different to either of those titles in price and re-releases.
    I bought The Last of Us Remastered for 14.39 on PSN a year and a half ago. Before that I believe it was around 25. A quick Google will reveal The Last of Us Remastered can still be bought for around 20.

    The difference is PS4 game retailers offer competitive discounts at release or not too long after a game's release, to the point where RRPs can be practically ignored. Then you eventually have PSN sales. This doesn't tend to happen with Nintendo games.

    Good job justifying Mario Kart 8's price to yourself though.
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  • Here's your first proper look at the new Micro Machines game

  • Zerobob 20/04/2017

    I hope it has the usual vehicle-by-vehicle progression system like Turbo Tournament on the Mega Drive. I bloody loved trying out all the different vehicles. Reply 0
  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • Zerobob 19/04/2017

    @Frosty840 I'm 34! I remember playing Pokemon on the PCs in my high school. Sure, I started off on the Spectrum ZX, then the NES, then the MegaDrive and PC, but emulators have still been available for a large proportion of my life. Reply +3
  • Zerobob 19/04/2017

    The NES is still the iconic console, even if the SNES has the more accomplished games. Let's face it, people buy these mini consoles for the looks and novelty value more than the games... there have always been emulators available.

    I still find it amazing that Nintendo won't let everyone who wants to buy a NES Mini buy a NES Mini. It's crazy whichever way you look at it, and now they're already moving onto the SNES Mini.

    Anyway, I'm sure Nintendo will still find a way to screw up the SNES Mini, whether it be short controller leads, not including the necessary cables, not providing enough stock, or not including Super Mario World.
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  • Football Manager is the best eSport you've never heard of

  • Zerobob 17/04/2017

    Back in the day, as well as Champ Manager I used to like Ultimate Soccer Manager. You used to be able to throw bungs to other teams and place bets on the outcome of games, and if you were under suspicion or got found out you had to make a statement to the press. It was hilarious, and extremely close to real football management, obviously :)

    Most football fans I know play Football Manager now, but I still wish there was at least one light-hearted football management game available, or light-hearted sports sim for that matter. Games allow anything to be possible yet, apart from maybe Rocket League, all sports games aim to be "Sports Sims" and as ultra-realistic as possible. Shame really.
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  • Elite Dangerous' latest update gets off to a rocky start

  • Zerobob 13/04/2017

    I just want the PS4 version to be released :( The wait seems a bit excessive at this point, but I suppose Frontier have been busy introducing new features and bugs :) Reply +4
  • Leaked Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer reveals prequel and sequel trilogy characters

  • Zerobob 12/04/2017

    @mazzaman89
    I don't really understand this comment. Yoda is too old and frail to fight by the time Luke meets him. It is already well established that during the Clone Wars era he is more than capable of holding his own in a fight when necessary.

    Simplyfying Yoda down to one character trait 'brains over brawn' is a quite non-sensical. You should have a rethink on how you view Yoda.
    Yoda is just a character in a story who serves a purpose. That's it. His purpose is to train Luke and show him the importance of the Force.

    Yoda is frail every time we see him in the films as he requires a waking stick, and I'm not talking about Clone Wars, books, comics, or any other distortion of the original Star Wars universe. It's the films that count. Yoda is frail, that's a main part of his character, and it serves the original trilogy well.

    I don't see anything "non-sensical" about pointing out the contrast between Yoda's physical frailty and psychological strength. Quite the opposite in fact, as it's this core aspect of his character that make him so cool.

    Having Yoda swap his walking stick for a Lightsaber and then proceed to jump around completely dismantles the core of his character and verges on the ridiculous. If you can't see that then you probably loved the prequels.
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  • Zerobob 12/04/2017

    Oh gawd, Yoda has got his Lightsaber out again. Why do people continually misunderstand his character?

    Yoda's character is 'brains over brawn'. His physical size doesn't limit him because of his masterful grasp of the Force. This is exactly the lesson he teaches Luke in Empire. But no, we'll have him jumping around with a Lightsaber... again.
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  • Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

  • Zerobob 11/04/2017

    Sounds like I made the right decision buying FTL for my Mac and not buying an iPad to game on. Reply +4
  • How DICE's Star Wars Battlefront struck back

  • Zerobob 11/04/2017

    Star Wars Battlefront gave me hope, hope that a development team somewhere are still capable of creating a game which beautifully captures the authentic look and feel of the Star Wars universe from the original trilogy, just like Rogue Squadron did all those years ago, without introducing dumb new characters or elements from the prequels.

    It's just a shame about the rest of the game really, specifically the lack of content and how the content was cynically monetised, showing utter contempt for Star Wars fans everywhere.

    Hopefully the Battlefront team will be allowed to work on a better Star Wars game in the future, a spiritual successor to Rogue Squadron or, god forbid, an RPG like KotOR... What am I saying? Why on earth would they develop a game people actually want to play?
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  • Uncharted 4 wins best game at the BAFTAs

  • Zerobob 07/04/2017

    XCOM 2 was easily my favourite game of last year. Creating and managing your own team of soldiers is so absorbing and unforgettable. The strategic gameplay is interesting, deep and rewarding, and is complemented brilliantly with the base management aspect.

    This isn't going to be a popular opinion but I don't understand why Uncharted 4 is held in such high regard. To me it seems the game was created for people who are easily impressed by fancy graphics, or like generic gunplay, or who like pressing the button at the correct time during an on-rails set piece, or who like games that attempt to ape the cinematic feel of films. I just thought games had moved past this sort of stale template now, but seemingly not. It's not the sort of gam... no... digital experience I want to my spend my time with.
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  • Zelda player builds flying contraption, glides across entire map

  • Zerobob 05/04/2017

    Isn't this the same as lifting yourself up in a shopping bag? Amazing physics. Reply 0
  • Zelda player defeats two of the game's hardest foes without taking damage

  • Zerobob 04/04/2017

    @PickleJuice
    I look at the weapons like I look at ammo in shooters. You don't get an unlimited amount of BFG shots in DOOM and sometimes you have to switch to the pistol because your shotgun runs out of ammo.
    Well... yeah, that's the way everybody has been forced to approach the game, only your Doom comparison isn't quite the same: If you run out of ammo in a shooter your gun doesn't fall to bits, and you can still keep empty weapons as a trophy, or store it until you find some more ammo.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda and the quest for great facial animation

  • Zerobob 29/03/2017

    There's an almost imperceptible amount of noise on human beings all the time that has to be there, otherwise you don't believe they're real.
    This is exactly what I think is missing with CGI animation in films: Characters always seem to move too fluidly, as if underwater. If you look at people at rest we twitch in very subtle ways. Yes, our eyes twitch, but so do our facial muscles, our lips, our heads, our shoulders, our arms, our hands, etc. Little subtle movements all the time. This is never applied to animated characters and they always end up looking fake to me.

    However, for now, I can forgive a game for not creating such detailed animations because it's a real-time experience limited by the consumer hardware it's running on.
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  • Fans have noticed something odd about Lego City Undercover on Switch

  • Zerobob 28/03/2017

    The Switch hardware really isn't convincing me to buy one. As others have suggested, there will surely be a hardware revision soon with a higher storage capacity, better bluetooth connectivity, a tougher gorilla glass screen, and a redesigned dock.

    I'm not even convinced by the need for detachable controllers. I'd prefer a slimmer device with built-in controls that are more ergonomic, and a bundled Pro controller for playing on the TV.
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  • Nintendo Switch unlocks a hidden menu screen when you own lots of games

  • Zerobob 28/03/2017

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  • Here's what Lara Croft looks like in the new Tomb Raider movie

  • Zerobob 28/03/2017

    Dark gritty reboot. Reebooooot. Grittydark. Dark gritty grittydark. Darkchristophernolangrittyboot. Daaaaaaaark.

    Sorry, I think all these dark gritty reboots have finally got to me.

    Anyone else just want these films to be fun? Bored rich girl... goes off raiding tombs... exciting things happen...
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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 +1
  • 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.
    XD
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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.
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  • 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

    @redcrayon

    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.
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  • We finally unbox the Nintendo Switch

  • Zerobob 24/02/2017

    @ontoff
    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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