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  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud is coming to Switch… in Japan

  • carrotcake 14/09/2017

    Wow the English site and announce trailer are still up... coming to the West in early 2013... shouldn't they have at least confirmed it cancelled at some point? When you miss the release date by many years it's nice to say something. Would love more communication from Sega in general. We know Sonic Team still exist, but what about all the other divisions? Will there ever be another Virtua Fighter, Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Panzer Dragoon, etc long list of dead properties they own. Checking Sega website now, says their only upcoming non-Sonic games are the western release of Yakuza 6 (released 2016 in Japan) and a Total War game from British dev Creative Assembly. Not much happening at Sega Japan then. Reply +5
  • iPhone X: Apple bets the future of smartphones on Kinect's failed tech

  • carrotcake 13/09/2017

    Did they need 3 new phones? Would have thought people either want the best one or the cheapest one. The Plus is now wedged in the middle, doesn't have the biggest screen or best spec. When you include the previous gen models in the lineup there are like 5 or 6 different iPhones to choose now. Reply 0
  • Nintendo "strongly urges" you don't overpay for SNES mini on eBay

  • carrotcake 11/09/2017

    will get one 100% if they exist and are available to buy. needs to be available for more than a 10 second window at some random time. presumably they make a profit on these and have a business reason to make more than a couple of them. who knows why they are so rare. Reply +2
  • Sonic Forces comes out in November

  • carrotcake 31/08/2017

    Make Sonic Mania its own series of 2D games, let Christian have a lot of creative control. Wishlist for Sonic Mania 2.... whole game is new levels (we're done with green hill zone nostalgia, right?), keep retro graphics but bring it up a notch in sharpness and special effects. erm, maybe unpopular opinion but I wouldn't mind unlocking more playable characters like Shadow and Amy, sort of bridging the classic series to the modern games, but gameplay is still entirely classic style of course. Reply +4
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy biggest single-platform launch of the year

  • carrotcake 03/07/2017

    If I had a PS4, this would be near top of my list of games to get. People didn't really get tired of platform games. When a good dev makes a quality platformer, like every Mario game from Nintendo, then people will still play them. Reply +7
  • UK shops get SNES mini in stock

  • carrotcake 29/06/2017

    @spamdangled ah, excuse me for being excited. there's irony in you calling me pathetic with no provocation, or do you think you are a wonderful person for slinging insults at people on a gaming message board and not contributing to the discussion. please find a better outlet for your inner pain. I am really excited about this thing; just don't take my comment about needing it too literally. you don't know enough about me to be telling to reevaluate my life. Reply +2
  • carrotcake 29/06/2017

    @carmagainagain No need to be rude. But saying something completes me is also not the same as saying this is the biggest problem in my life. I didn't call it a problem; I can live without it. I meant it's a product I would like to have more than any other. If I could only have one more game product for the rest of my life, this would be a good pick. Loads of really good games on this and having a miniature snes would be really cute. Reply +1
  • carrotcake 29/06/2017

    Really sad about not being able to get one. Feel like I need it to complete my life as this console was a big part of growing up / my childhood. After the NES debacle I promised myself I'd definitely get the SNES one early. But you can be there as soon as stock is available and it's still not fast enough. There's clearly huge demand for playing these classic games legally in a cute nostalgia package with the original controller and cleaned up 2017 style with hdmi. Also Starfox 2 first time ever released. Why do they make such limited supply of an item customers are demanding? They could make money on these... If they built 10x more and priced it £100 instead of £70, they would still sell. Reply 0
  • The big interview: Xbox boss Phil Spencer

  • carrotcake 13/06/2017

    It's not in my price range to get an Xbox One X and a 4K TV with HDR and Freesync, but I appreciate that they built this thing and didn't make compromises to fit a more mass market price. They are the only ones with the horsepower (outside of PC gaming) to have everything cranked up at once... asset quality, framerate, native 4K... on "triple A" games. For enthusiasts with the money, it's great that this option exists. Reply +73
  • Xbox One Scorpio revealed as Xbox One X

  • carrotcake 11/06/2017

    @higganos might've been me, I've been calling it this for a while. simple enough to deduce because it's part of the xbox one family so it needs a similar name to avoid confusion about what this is and what software it plays. X is a fitting followup to the S, sounds powerful like Titan X and the like. Reply +1
  • Tekken 7 review

  • carrotcake 02/06/2017

    Playing this all morning and I think the review may be a little harsh, but you're right about the story battles being either a stiff challenge or training wheels auto-play mode which doesn't help you improve. Feels like it's missing a setting between those with the softer difficulty but full controls. I appreciate all the work they put into the cutscenes though.. it has scenes in between every battle, setting up reasons for why you are fighting and rotating through the cast of characters to weave their stories together, so in that regard it's similar to other modern games like those from Netherrealm. Reply +4
  • You can now hire out a GAME arena for a stag do

  • carrotcake 25/05/2017

    I never liked the name GAME anyway. Would be like Mcdonalds changing their name to FOOD. Damn capslock. But yeah, weird that they haven't gone bust again faster. My local GAME has display boxes for games they don't have in stock, for some reason. You wait in a long line because there's always people doing long trade-ins, then the staff rummage around some drawers and realise they don't have any of the games that are on the shelves and suggest you try somewhere else in town. Reply +2
  • In Theory: Could Sony release PlayStation 5 in 2018?

  • carrotcake 13/05/2017

    I think the most sensible path is to keep focusing on PS4 and PS4 Pro, drop prices around the time that Microsoft introduces the Scorpio (let's name that Xbox One X) and settle for being less powerful but cheaper than Microsoft's new box for a while. Reply +4
  • PS2 classic Resident Evil Code: Veronica X out today on PS4

  • carrotcake 11/05/2017

    You just had to know what to do. It was punishing at first, but on repeat playthroughs with having knowledge of what's around each corner, you could make it look like a joke. I loved the game so much that I really refined it down to very efficient runs with maximum conservation of ammo, and no first aid sprays used. I think this or RE2 are the best classic RE games. I wouldn't have patience any more to relearn them but the memories are great. Reply +2
  • Steam now explains why a game has been recommended to you

  • carrotcake 09/05/2017

    If I want to make sure I'm not missing a deal, I will go the the special offers section and sort that by cheapest, check a few pages of the cheapest stuff, but usually the best stuff is either recommended to me, or it's riding high in the best seller chart. Reply +1
  • Surprise! Nintendo announces New 2DS XL handheld

  • carrotcake 28/04/2017

    will probably get one as I didn't upgrade to either of the 'New' 3ds models yet and this looks really nice design, back to the sleekness of ds lite and dsi. the only thing that looks distracting is the bright coloured buttons. they will probably do a really nice limited edition colour scheme after I get one :) Reply +1
  • de Blob arrives on PC, nine years after its original release

  • carrotcake 28/04/2017

    It was a decent game. I only played it because of the first Eurogamer Expo thing, I was talking to a thq guy there and got his contact details, he told me I could hit him up for free games and he kept his word, I remember de blob and a WWE game were part of the freebie pack he sent me. think I played de blob through to the end, it was a decent use of the splash colour into a colourless world concept that other games have used since. Reply +11
  • Mobius Final Fantasy comes to PC with a Final Fantasy 7 Remake crossover

  • carrotcake 26/01/2017

    @FrostedSloth shouldn't be long for info, it's 20th anniversary of FF VII jp release at the end of this month; same day as special announcements for 30th anniversary of the series which may include VII stuff. Reply +4
  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs £50, Konami says

  • carrotcake 19/01/2017

    ridiculous price. should be £120. Reply +2
  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • carrotcake 13/01/2017

    It looks like when a system gets old and releases start to slow to a trickle, except it's already that way from the beginning. That is a shame because the hardware is very compelling, it's quite a nice piece of kit especially compared to Wii U's chunky gamepad and its low-res screen which was hard to read things on. Switch is much nicer, but hardware can't exist without the support of software developers. Really a shame. It's still worth getting for Mario, Zelda and Pokemon if you can afford one, but I would fear the lack of 3rd-party support causing the system to have a short life as the Wii U did before it. Reply +2
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon players fail second global event

  • carrotcake 10/01/2017

    They could make the online features and plaza activities a lot better, but they don't seem to be doing any post-launch patching. Maybe they realise how few people go online with 3DS and thus wouldn't receive the patches. This is an area for huge potential growth in future games... make online connectivity intuitive and support the game with content patches, advertise the patches on the website and youtube channel, keep people engaged long time and connected to the community. Reply 0
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon devs want you to catch 100m Pokémon in two weeks

  • carrotcake 29/11/2016

    @TheVGMLover Would need Nintendo to release figures since they are the only ones who know eShop numbers. Personally I bought mine digital and preloaded it before release. But yeah they shipped over 10m boxed copies out. Reply +1
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon sold nearly 2m copies in three days, just in Japan

  • carrotcake 22/11/2016

    @Eraysor midnight. should go live the moment it ticks over to launch day Reply 0
  • Nintendo hardware sales in the Americas are worse than you'd expect

  • carrotcake 28/09/2016

    @Billybobbythomas You asked me to explain GBA hardware sales. So, the original model didn't even have a backlight. I remember Super Mario Advance 2, they made Mario's clothes more pink than red, because it's easier to see lighter colours on a very dark screen. The GBA-SP was a way sleeker, compact model with a backlight so you can actually see the screen. A lot of people doubled purchased. The difference is a lot easier to communicate and appreciate than 3DS vs New 3DS upgrade. I feel like GB Micro was underappreciated member of the GBA family. That thing is so small and quickly price cut down to £40 per unit. It wasn't a big seller but I've kept a couple of those -- still a nice system. Reply 0
  • carrotcake 26/09/2016

    Erm, GB/C was a long era. First model in 1989... Pokémon Gold and Silver was released in 2000... So we're talking more than a decade... GB Pocket is way smaller than the original model so a lot of people will have double dipped, maybe triple if they bought the Color model too. So we are comparing to 3DS which is half the amount of time on sale and didn't undergo nearly as big a transformation in its time so people may have been happy with the original 3DS model instead of replacing multiple times. Reply +25
  • The latest Final Fantasy 15 trailer has loads of cutscenes

  • carrotcake 15/09/2016

    @wearethestorm I agree that 13 saga was quite bad by FF standards, but the main entries in the series aren't all done by the same people. Different director / designer / producer / team for 15. Reply 0
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces Prof Oak's cousin

  • carrotcake 09/09/2016

    @fergal_oc It's ok to be an adult and still have fun. Pokemon is a lot of fun. Reply +4
  • Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

  • carrotcake 07/09/2016

    They can leave out whatever they want to leave out, and their customers pay them to make those decisions. Same reason they don't have removable batteries, because including a mechanism to open and close the phone would make the device slightly thicker. If they think headphone jacks are as unnecessary as floppy disks then they will remove them, and if that's a deal-breaker to you then you can just not buy an iPhone. Reply -3
  • Yes, Final Fantasy 15 has a season pass

  • carrotcake 03/08/2016

    Why is it the norm? To make more money. FF XV had really big dev costs. Reply -2
  • UK police ask politely: "don't Pokémon and drive"

  • carrotcake 15/07/2016

    onix-eptable actually if you're using the name of an actual pokemon. no 'y'. Reply +5
  • Tales of Berseria confirmed for Europe in spring 2017

  • carrotcake 25/04/2016

    They must think they will lose the male market if the female protagonist doesn't have big exposed titties. Reply +3
  • Third Resident Evil CGI film announced

  • carrotcake 25/03/2016

    These CGI ones are really good. Actually this news makes me want to go back and watch the first two again, I'm pretty sure I have the blurays and didn't watch them in a long time. Reply +9
  • Two new Lumines games will launch this year

  • carrotcake 09/02/2016

    @Malek86 I also had a java lumines for pre-iPhone era phones Reply 0
  • Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has a new dungeon

  • carrotcake 14/01/2016

    yes yes we live in a world where companies make money and products aren't free. this looks like the same kind of reaction people had to episodic FF VII. keep in mind, even if you don't buy any amiibos, you still have the full Twilight Princess game in HD. if you don't want to pay for an optional bonus dungeon then don't. I am probably doing that, getting the game without an amiibo. Reply -1
  • Final Fantasy 7 remake is episodic

  • carrotcake 07/12/2015

    I knew everyone would complain, like you want them to bend reality to make this happen with no compromises. Something the scale of FF VII with the kind of quality seen in the new trailer has never been done before. Would you rather start playing it sooner, or wait 7 years until they have finished the whole thing? Keep in mind this is a much larger project than the original release and they need to make money as they go. They can't just lock hundreds of staff away for the next decade and not have something to sell in that time. The quality of the game is going to be higher this way, with nothing cut out or summarised like it says in this article. Would you rather have an inferior game? Or maybe lend them millions of £££ to help them fund this? Yes I am strongly in support of this decision; people are asking for something entirely unreasonable. Is it that important you get the whole game in one go, even at the cost of chunks of story being cut out to make it happen? There has to be a compromise somewhere and people are going to complain no matter what they do. Reply +5
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X's English version ditches breast slider

  • carrotcake 17/11/2015

    Breasts are a natural human body part... just having customisation over your character's proportions isn't violent or sexual... so I can't agree with them 'protecting' one market from this while allowing it in another, unless it was forced upon them to meet some weird ratings board things that differ by region. Reply 0
  • The Elder Scrolls Online's next expansion takes you to the Orc capital

  • carrotcake 05/10/2015

    That's cool, I like to hear about mmo updates. Meanwhile we've had some HUGE updates to FF XIV which aren't really covered by this site. We have a hardcore fanbase still happily supporting a subscription model. June saw its first expansion pack and level cap raise.

    November will see a large free update which includes airship exploration, a new type of content to XIV designed to give an "old-school mmo" feel where a large number of players arrive at an uncharted island by airship, explore the area, defeat very high-level monsters, receive randomised loot (some randomness to the stats of gear pieces) and find special gathering points for rare materials after the monsters have been dealt with. And the usual dungeons/raids/quests alongside that.

    This month is also seeing the opening of the new European Data Center. Until now the game only had servers in Japan and Canada, so this new development is good news for Europeans who experienced too much latency. Players on affected worlds which are migrating to the new data center will receive a free limited-time transfer option if they wish to remain on a world hosted by the servers in Canada. There is also voting going on for which country we'd like to host the next European fan festival. Last year's EU fanfest was in London, we had a good time, met the developers and enjoyed a rock concert.
    Reply +1
  • Pikmin 4 in development and "very close to completion"

  • carrotcake 07/09/2015

    The first one was my favorite, maybe that's a bit of nostalgia. The sequels had some improvements for sure, enjoyed all of them, played them fully but did trade them in to save money after running out of replay value. Would gladly get them again if they did a trilogy disc with the lot on it. Bonus points if they include those Pikmin short movies they made, which I wouldn't buy separately but would like to see them if given as part of a collector's disc. Reply 0
  • Wii U lifetime sales pass 10 million, Splatoon sells 1.62m

  • carrotcake 29/07/2015

    I still half expect Wii U to double this figure and pass Gamecube before it's all said and done. Still has some huge games to come including Zelda and the possibility of prices cuts and a revised leaner model ala Wii mini as it's on the way out. I reckon it's been a good console just for the handful of ace first party games, but for me the most exciting is Mario Maker. The Mario Bros series is as old as I am, and I used to draw my own levels on paper when I was a kid. This game takes your creativity and says here you go, make it real. Reply 0
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Imperial City DLC detailed

  • carrotcake 16/07/2015

    The 3000 crowns are only £13.49. Would people still complain if they just sold 2500 crowns for that same price instead so you don't have any leftover? Sounds to me like a fair price, you support the game and get some leftover 500 crowns to use on whatever items you like, or hold onto them to put towards the next DLC pack. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's painful metamorphosis leaves fans reeling

  • carrotcake 17/06/2015

    Oh, what's going on here? I wasn't aware that people were so disappointed. Starfox Zero looks lovely, a proper SF game, and I'm still very much looking forward to Xeno X and Mario Maker. The whole presentation with puppets was fun, I smiled. Reply +1
  • The Behemoth bringing Castle Crashers Remastered to Xbox One

  • carrotcake 15/06/2015

    Hey behemoth, I spent a lot of time on CC, please don't encourage me to play it more. Dang, I love CC. Reply 0
  • Cartoony new Transformers game bears Platinum Games' name

  • carrotcake 15/06/2015

    @SuperRobotWars What we call G1 or gen1 now is "The Transformers" cartoon that ran in the 80s and reruns through the 90s, the show that started it all. Really all the characters and concepts came from that era. All that's happened since then is reboot after reboot that retells pretty much the same story about autobots, decepticons, optimus prime, cybertron etc in a crappier way with uglier designs. I loved the original character designs, the voice cast, the exciting music and how the vocabulary they used wasn't dumbed down for kids, so you had words like superfluous in there. I think it just wasn't filtered by networks as much as todays TV, so some weird stuff found its way in there, like the arab nation of carbombia (car-bomb-ee-ya). Reply +2
  • carrotcake 15/06/2015

    @Mr-Writer same reaction for me before I scrolled down and saw your comment. I saw the screenshots and said holy shit out loud. G1 transformers and platinum games, holy shit. Reply +1
  • Wii U-exclusive Devil's Third shown off in bizarre trailer

  • carrotcake 10/06/2015

    been waiting years for this. Itagaki's first game since leaving tecmo and founding valhalla. can't say it looks especially unique but I have some faith in it based on the man behind it. Reply +4
  • Fallout: New Vegas speedrun sets new world record

  • carrotcake 06/06/2015

    @seeyoshirun I tried this irl but ended up super crippled Reply +17
  • Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after it deleted saves

  • carrotcake 06/05/2015

    I hope Netherrealm think twice before farming out their ports to a C-list developer again. The numerous issues with MK X PC is sure to hurt the brand. I own the PC version and have been through the launch issues, random crashes and bugs. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 passes 2m sales in UK

  • carrotcake 05/05/2015

    @MORZTAN my guess is that people were getting desperate to replace their old consoles and needed little persuasion to upgrade, and/or bought them based on the expectation that a lot of good software would be released eventually. Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years is coming to Steam next month

  • carrotcake 23/04/2015

    After Years gets a lot of hate, but I personally find its story to be more interesting than some of classic FF games which I think get a free pass due to nostalgia. It has a 2001: Space Odyssey vibe. If I remember rightly the basic outline is that the crystals in this world were in fact watching and recording the development of our species, and our creator deems us to be a failed species, returns to our world on a moon-like vessel to destroy us, or something. Reply 0
  • MGS5: Ground Zeroes £5.79 in PlayStation Store Easter Sale

  • carrotcake 25/03/2015

    Hold on, people offended by our local currency are on the wrong site. Click the Gamer Network menu button at the bottom of the page to jump to the version of Eurogamer for whatever country you live in. Reply +3