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  • Procedurally-generated high seas adventure Windward sets sails for May release

  • ecco 22/04/2015

    @3william56
    Sailing ships don't manoeuver in circles and shrug off collisions like go-karts, and can't constantly shoot in any direction.
    Would be nice. But here really, this is not exactly simulator material after all.


    @janishewski
    @ecco LOL, right. Europe has not had an innovation for centuries. But hey, your crumbling cities are looking really good with the coating of grafitti. You are the past. You are nothing more than a museum. Your slow death is a laugh to those in the western hemisphere. I love Mexico, I hate Uk inbred pussies.
    Err.. I'm pretty sure everything from the wheel to the car was invented in Europe. Your conclusions seem to stem from the innovation that is smoking pot and not even open those significantly rose coloured history books common to US education systems.
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  • ecco 11/04/2015

    Looks cute enough, but where the monkeys and parrots?


    @janishewski
    Wow guys, one whole story in an entire day? Don't get too exhausted from content generation. No wonder Americans laugh at European work ethic and innovation. We do more in an afternoon than you do in a week. You must have the most docile, lazy workforce in the industry.
    Do more in overproducing nitwits.. :rolleyes:

    Me thinks you because of this also confuse GDB with MTP average time productivity. Otherwise americans be as productive as norwegians. And norwegians doesn't do anything anymore. Thus, for what you apparently meant by productivity US is behind quite a few regions of Europe. (Including Norway in the top, so that part was just a joke obviously) ;)

    Most "american inventions" was also either made in Europe, or by europeans.
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  • Xbox One update will let you turn on the console with your phone

  • ecco 22/04/2015

    One could just start it when leaving in the morning, that way it will have booted when getting back in the evening.

    Calling it in from the phone around noon may work too though.
    Reply -6
  • Video: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided promises taser hand, gold nanoshield

  • ecco 12/04/2015

    A gold nanoshield eh. But does it contain conflict minerals? Reply +1
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is coming to Vita this summer

  • ecco 11/04/2015

    @Arwin
    @redcrayon The DS4 has a very precise and responsive gyro too, more shooters on PS4 should use it.
    Quite beyond why this was downed. :confused: (preparing for more myself then)

    Even though it's not the same thing as in an hand held, would have been great if, like The last of us had it. At least for aiming bombs and such.

    I didn't care much for "Portcharted GA" all the same but "Gravity rush" proved gyro controls can be fantastic.
    Reply +1
  • The Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide

  • ecco 11/04/2015

    Now looking forwards to the performance test of GTAV with this thing. :rolleyes:

    And for 350 it should come bundled with the other parts anyways to be fair.
    Reply +1
  • Rockstar Games up to 80 per cent off in Humble Sale

  • ecco 11/04/2015

    No GTAV..?

    It's now good and well like years old.
    Reply -2
  • Has Rockstar really downgraded GTA 5?

  • ecco 03/04/2015

    @IronSoldier Did not see that in your post really, just clearing it a bit for those reading it like that. ;) Like I said, thats is the common assumption.


    It would be neat though, if they had developed the thing completely independently. That would have saved a lot of problem and most likely made it easier to scale the damn thing a bit, but like we now know it later in life got stuck on a (by then) rather power hungry technology thanks to Nvidia, IBM, and indirectly Toshiba because of them losing interest in further improvements. And if not for this, then maybe the PS3 slim really could have lived up to the name, like the PS2.

    But things like that is just not possible any more sadly, no matter what titan of a company, would not try.
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  • ecco 03/04/2015

    @IronSoldier Cell was co-developed by Toshiba, so they probably offloaded most off the cost even back then. Later they also bought out a greater share in it, so I guess that helped some more.

    And BD is not a Sony format despite most thinking so. May well have been the heaviest backer still, but I don't think they even hold more than 10% or so of the patent portfolio making up the format.
    Reply +1
  • Google Maps launches April Fools' Pac-Man mode

  • ecco 31/03/2015

    Put your finger in your ear and wiggle it....sounds like Pac Man!!
    Mine sounds like Bloodborne. That can't be good..
    Reply +12
  • Batman: Arkham Knight-themed PS4 revealed

  • ecco 31/03/2015

    It could have done with one of them spring loaded USB harpoons shooting out when the controller starts running low.

    Also, the controller should be shaped like the bat logo.
    Reply +1
  • Watch someone complete Bloodborne in 40 minutes

  • ecco 31/03/2015

    @Cosbuster
    @masseffectman He seems to be enjoying the game just fine.
    He may very well be, but it sure does not seem like it.

    I mean, he probably also set a record on the game for most complaining in 40 minutes. :rolleyes:
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  • Nintendo to release games on phones and tablets

  • ecco 24/03/2015

    @Shary_Phil
    @ecco I sincerely hope that the last game is going to star Princess Peach, not Mario himself.
    Sorry, see above.
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  • ecco 24/03/2015

    @picka_vi_materina
    @ecco You are quite wrong:

    Maze runner with Captain Toad
    Blocktrix with Waluigi
    Hit the badger with Wario
    Flappy birds with Luigi
    Shake my boobs with Princess Peach
    Toad can't run in mazes. Because of the backpack apparently.

    And Nintendo would never trust the market with another Peach game. Sexist bastards.

    The others seems reasonable enough though.
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  • ecco 17/03/2015

    Iwata confirmed Nintendo is not considering ports of existing games, but rather new experiences developed for and more suited to smart devices.
    Maze runner with Mario.
    Blocktrix with Mario
    Hit the badger with Mario
    Flappy birds with Mario
    Shake my boobs with Mario
    Reply +32
  • PlayStation just brought in 3bn for Sony

  • ecco 17/03/2015

    @donniebox

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/19/ps4-costs-381-to-make-according-to-hardware-teardown

    Take things like this with a spoon of salt. And guesstimate the change with scale and manufacturing optimisation with it over time.

    I'd say its more like 250-300 by now.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 17/03/2015

    @joshkierstead Resource relocation costs, not only from taxes but also as administrative. Killing off "assets" on the other hand sometimes gives tax reductions. Also, shareholder of one subdivision may (will) not be happy about either one scenario of course. Reply 0
  • ecco 17/03/2015

    All thanks to me buying Vice City Stories on PSN last weekend for 1.60, that is.


    ...oh yeah....contributing like a boss....
    Reply +11
  • Nintendo NX is "new hardware with a brand new concept"

  • ecco 17/03/2015

    @UncleLou
    Its hardware is four years old. Which part of it isn't outdated compared to smartphones today, let alone in 2 years time?
    Buttons! :cool:

    In any case, Nintendo hardly compared on graphic capabilities 2 years ago anayways. Obviously they wont do that next-years neither.


    I am not dissing the Vita here (I have one myself), I was just repsonding to the claim that it wouldn't be possible to have portable hardwware that is powerful enough to also fill a TV screen, using the Vita as an example.
    Vita still having many times better graphic quality than Nintendos latest DS iteration sort of indicates not many cares about that.

    Buttons and ergonomics on the other hand is essential for most. Being why the DS had all them design revisions and, more buttons.

    Playing PS4 remotely on Vita sort of illustrates this problem that even that device have. Be it still is way beyond even the latest attempt from Nintendo.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 17/03/2015

    @Baban_Iesu
    I wonder if the X part implies some form of collaboration, a la Street Fighter X Tekken. That would certainly make sense given the nature of the rest of the announcement.
    Probably means "Nintendo eXperience" or something like that used by everyone ever. But probably signifies that service more than any of the boxes tied (!) to it.


    @snoox
    I really think it will involve virtual reality cuz remember Nintendo came out with the Virtual Boy or whatever it was called a longgggg time ago
    Or maybe it simply stands for "Nintendo X-eyed" then. :eek:
    Reply +1
  • Pick-ups and play: How Monster Hunter gets loot right

  • ecco 18/02/2015

    Well, what one prefers one prefers.

    But, I agree it is both more entertaining, realistic and thus more immersive to purposefully hunt for what you want rather than just randomly click things to death until you do. Then again, that is probably very much connected to me as a gamer type, but no gambler.
    Reply +1
  • Alien Isolation, Watch Dogs 60% off in huge Xbox sale

  • ecco 17/02/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar
    @ecco: If you know any of those locations, tell me. My nephew wants one, but no way I'm paying 390 Euro for a birthday gift, and they're pretty unpopular here in Lisbon.
    Happens frequently in Scandinavia and Germany.

    Maybe it is too popular in Portugal after all. ;)



    Less than 390 and five games, so I can keep for me, and I'm in.
    An empty box is no fun you meanie. :-P

    It was four now actually, sorry. Previous offers had five.


    @mega-gazz @ecco
    if things didn't sell then they wouldn't make them, its not like they are trying to shift unsold stock.
    Yes it actually is like that. Some people in this piracy is not theft mentality dosen't seem to grasp the concept of imaterial having values, and best before dates. Not mention actually also having limited numbers, even if the later is simply that.

    It's a different market where games sell over a much longer period of time and not just their first week of availability.
    It is so because buyers have learned to wait for the now inevitable sales, the options for publishers is either to be the odd one holding out, or try to make up for it in numbers.

    This and Steam in itself is not sustainable for AAA multi platform titles though. Was it not for console sales those would not exist on Windows today.
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  • ecco 17/02/2015

    @J_C_X
    I would like to see Sony and Microsoft offer something like the Steam sales. I'm not entirely sure of the politics behind it with the publishers involved, but it would be good for the consumers if this becomes a regular thing.
    Steam have sales because things doesn't sell. If things start looking anything like that on the Xbox store, then they are really in trouble.

    It is not looking all that well for them already. Depending on popularity in various locations one can get a XB One with five or so games, for a price way under a PS4, with nothing.
    Reply -16
  • Raven's Cry review

  • ecco 13/02/2015

    @kremlingrasso The anglofication in itself is the biggest problem. All (well, most) other developers try to adapt to a form and lose identity that make it look just an outsourced clone, unless it succeeds and none will notice, then it is an anglo game. Or the IP is acquired to really make it one.

    It is because of that, and also due to the monofocation of media power from certain regions of course.
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  • ecco 13/02/2015

    One of Raven Cry's strangest problems is its penchant for verbosity. Everyone talks for far too long about the most irrelevant thing. For a low-budget game that cuts every other corner possible, I have to wonder if these writers weren't paid by the word.
    They arr pirates, they steals yourr time.
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  • PSN now lets you upgrade your sub account to a master account

  • ecco 13/02/2015

    @TheBlackDog
    Does a sub account for my daughter allow her to use my playstation Plus games, online, etc?
    Doesn't matter what kind of account the other user have, only that yours is on the system they use.
    Reply +2
  • ecco 13/02/2015

    Great. Then a way to finally change user ID cannot be far away either! :o

    I'm hoping over the next five years.
    Reply +3
  • Sonic Boom games shifted just 490,000 copies

  • ecco 12/02/2015

    place the Sonic Boom titles as the lowest-selling major Sonic launches in the history of the franchise.
    That must hurt. Good thing there be plenty of bandage around. :eek:
    Reply +3
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • ecco 11/02/2015

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  • Mekazoo resembles a blend of Donkey Kong Country and Sonic

  • ecco 11/02/2015

    It's blue, and it runs. Not looking much like Sonic apart from that really.

    Does sound very much like I imagine Sonic would by now, had not a stream of idiots destroyed the series completely.
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  • Nintendo details its outlandish process of transferring data to the New 3DS

  • ecco 11/02/2015

    @seanscottuk
    Jesus Christ Nintendo why are you always so bloody difficult when it comes to this stuff?

    Transferring over should be as painless as possible.
    That may make for fewer users keeping both systems. Just saying.

    #moonlandinghoax


    @RicardoG
    Just looking to the things to do list it makes me NOT want to transfer anything, by it had to be so complicated? Couldn't we just make a backup on 3DS SD card and use it on the new system?! Wake up Nintendo! Do your job!
    DRM. Old files need be unauthorized, or resigned for the new unit, or whatever.

    Still, it is clear Nintendo still have absolutely no clue on how to handle these things in a user friendly way. Or rather, not in a completely user hostile way.
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  • Make something that makes something: Inside the Procedural Generation Jam

  • ecco 11/01/2015

    @mtrc
    @ecco I have a dream to make a game like this, actually. A colleague of mine, Gillian Smith who works at Northeastern University in Boston, is very big on using procedural generation as a game mechanic, too. She's really keen on people opening up new kinds of gameplay with it.
    I guess it could be well suited for some new gameplay implementations too. But mostly I just meant it would be about a procedural world, turning inherently unsuitably for human interaction. But then one would probaably end up a bit with the same old motivations most games have on the other hand. ;)

    The unique way it could be used here though I figure is that a badly working algorithm would maybe work better, and it being semi active during game, creating new paths, or dead ends.

    http://www.amazon.com/Blame-Vol-1-Tsutomu-Nihei/dp/1595328343
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  • ecco 11/01/2015

    It would be neat if there was a game about actually playing in a world built by someting that was built by somthing to make something.. err, and so on. Like a game based on "BLAME!" or so. Reply 0
  • Ninja Theory's Hellblade also confirmed for PC

  • ecco 10/01/2015

    @danger.to.others Well, this game will probably do most, if not all that. So maybe it is then, not a spiritual success. Reply -1
  • ecco 10/01/2015

    All this PC loving brimming lately from former typical console studios and genras will be over when the numbers people notices even fewer are interested in paying anything, let alone that it also seems to eat into the previous years numbers. Reply -1
  • In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

  • ecco 10/01/2015

    I'm sure Nintendo will find brand new and innovative routes to fuck up next time. ;) Reply +14
  • David Jaffe reveals arena shooter Drawn to Death

  • ecco 06/12/2014

    @sir_smooch
    Whats up with people!! I think this looks like a cool and innovative take on the online 3rd person shooter genre, with an original art style to boot. I am deffo interested and its nice to see a studio take some risks instead of trying to follow the same old tired footsteps that everyone seems to be moaning about being bored with ie: cod and bf4.
    But it's not innovative. It's about running around killing things with outrageous, or just raging, characters. It's like "Splatoon", but more of the same old tired hyper violence really.

    New, innovative and daring would a game about boobs.


    And as a plus it reminds me of the sort of doodles i loved to doodle in my textbooks at school as a teen :D
    What about boobs?

    @SeesThroughAll
    Jaffe didn't really need to drop so many f-bombs though.
    No one had cared unless it was b-bombs anyways..
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  • ecco 06/12/2014

    -1 /1
    Well, there. Not everyone liked booobs.

    I wonder how many downs I can rake in on speculating about how much shellings this game will get after the next school shooting. Weirdo kid doodling violent power fantasies that comes to life.
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  • ecco 06/12/2014

    All the characters are based around conventionally adolescent stereotypes with plenty of demons, skeletons, mohawks, wristbands, dragons, and violent imagery of his classmates that he doesn't feel so fondly of.
    And boobs, lot and lots of boooobs!

    Ok, proboobably not. :rolleyes:
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  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U release date changed in the UK

  • ecco 31/10/2014

    Sarcasm now on the endangered list. Reply +12
  • This War of Mine gets a November release date

  • ecco 31/10/2014

    @Timmy_Toldrum Well, sort of. If you look outside Joels (or Ellies) perspective you can at least assume a lot of those people he killed directly or indirectly were not monsters. Some of them probably depended on monsters, but did they deserve to starve to death al the same or because of depending on them?

    This is one aspect of what I meant by the axe thing. Kill someone else out gathering and then what could the implications be.
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  • ecco 30/10/2014

    Actually looks a bit like being in Flashback. Or TLoU 2D. Or Abes..

    Still, could be interesting, if the concept is not all blurbs the axe fighting thing suggests.
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  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round release date announced

  • ecco 31/10/2014

    @CloudXIV
    @ecco You're arguments are that, because something similiar is happening somewhere else in the world it's pretty much okay for it to happen in Japan.
    No... :rolleyes: My argument was that Japan is not "the worst place" or even close, but rather the opposite because worse things happens in most other places. Relativism is the shit eh? And on that topic..

    What kind of argument is that?
    The only kind you should expect when your argument is: "look at this weird shit I found in this puddle! I bet this puddle is full of this shit because I found it when waving my stick in it looking for shit! I still love this puddle though, apart from all the shit that must be in it. I could put my stick in another puddle, but then I am sure it wouldn't be all this shit in it, and then I'd sort of miss my shit."

    Also, kidnapping women for prostitution is not legal and that's what "importing" you talk about is.
    What? Who said anything about kidnapping, other than you?

    And things being legal or not in one and another place is also a common topic stuffed on misinformation regarding what places are morally backward or not due to it. Non objectives of course love to bring those "facts" up too.

    Anyway, we can talk about many problems of the world, but let's stick to pop culture otherwise we'll argue till the end of the world.
    Yes let's stick with only discussing fictional problems when the arguing if those cause real ones or not.. :rolleyes:


    BTW. You didn't find those near naked J-popstars then I take it?

    Let down. :|

    I agree (and agreed earlier) that the problem of sexual objectification of women in pop culture exists pretty much everywhere, but Japan is such a big player in this regard that they made an impact globally (along with America).
    So J-pop(culture) is a global player, and contributing more globally to objectification than fe US?

    By now I'm pretty sure you are simply trolling.
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  • ecco 30/10/2014

    @CloudXIV
    @ecco A virtual desktop girl is hardly comparable to a game released on a Nintendo system and endorsed by it.


    Endorsed is a strong wording here. Nintendo has (rightfully so) gone away from their old selective quality seal, which was a very random thing anyway.

    But even so, since Microsoft once chose to publish the very game that really turned DOA from some kind of fighter with boobs, to a game about boobs, (and some sort of beach activity) we then can surmise that America is the worst because of what is on this American console makers decisions, yes? :

    PC is free for all, consoles are a different story.
    Since you now are cherry picking turf as the important thing.

    Or will you do another 180 argument for this to make more sense? :champ:


    As to cherry picking... I'm obviously bringing up the most obvious examples, but japanese pop culture really is filled with tits and girls showing skin.
    By all means, do show some flagrant mainstream examples. I would love to see some J-pop stars selling it with more flaunting and flatulence than the better (or worst) of their western colleagues in this regard. It still be picking cherries, but at least maybe it would be enjoyable then.. :p

    And you know what? I don't mind it most of the times, but it bothers me when it's the main focus.
    True, the important thing when shaking booty in a video is that the lyrics are supporting it.


    I love Cowboy Bebop and I'm not gonna hate it just, because Faye wears a really skimpy outfit. But she's still a cool and interesting character and her boobs aren't the main feature or focus of this awesome anime series.
    Cant say if it (the costume) is relevant or not in the setting, but I'm sure Milla Jovovich would love it. :rolleyes:

    Now in DOA boobs and their jiggle physics are arguably more important than the game behind it.
    No it's not, then they would cut all the other parts out. You know like those desktop strippers and shake my boob apps on the American systems like Windows and iPads.

    And how can you even compare an undeground, illegal, criminal activity of smuggling women for prostitution to a legally released rape simulator that you can buy nationwide like any regular product?
    Underground? Illegal? These girls are sold on and over streets, all over. Like I already said, exploitation and conditions forcing them into things that may not be illegal (in many countries at least) but certainly far far worse than any of your weird examples. Because, you know, being real. It is also then accepted by our culture, otherwise it would be made at least some serious efforts to stop it, no?


    If that was some kind of bootleg, underground product of a shady bussiness then I would never bring it up, but it's not.
    Now it was obviously simply you thinking fiction (and again, fiction not even involving real actors pretending) being worse than the real thing. That sure doesn't makes a lot of sense.

    Besides, it is still cherry picking and it still exists in much of the rest of the world. And especially in one certain part of it, so.. do you still not get the concept of the meaning with filtration?
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  • ecco 30/10/2014

    @CloudXIV
    @ecco I wasn't expecting another reply on this topic XD.



    Anyway, my view is not skewed by american filtration, because I don't live in America (I live in Poland


    And Poland being no exception obviously. It contrary rather be of the ones most affected by this filtration probably.

    And again, like suggested my point was that it say as much or more about the filter than the things getting stuck in it.

    where we have our own problems with objectification of women as well)
    Not doubting it. Like I said, either church and the problems libaralisation has brought in its wake is the prime causes for the odd mix of hate of women with the objectification of them.


    and most of my views come from japanese games, mangas and films.
    Exactly. So why then are you primarily watching those that you find problematic? Instead of you know, the ones that would not be? How and why did you select them?


    Also, I never said that Japan is not a pleasant place (it might be unpleasant for some because of racism, but hardly lolis and tits). I simply see objectification of women as one of Japan's (also global) problems.
    Both global problems. The differnce thoug is in Japan it would be harder to tell, bacuse of: A. The general courtesy of minding your own business. And B. The nearly non existing violent crime rate.

    That's not to say there be no racists in Japan like anywhere of course. But there like in some other cultures it can be more or less hard to see it for several reasons of course.


    Just as obsession with violence and guns is a problem in America (a more serious one actually).
    Yes, but even that is one of those truths that are not as true as most people think. America despite all its problems in fact does not have the highest level of violence connected with guns, quite a bit from it even.


    But let's not forget that it's Japan where DOA and Highschool of the Dead are made.
    Like I said, the error in laying out arguments based on cherry pickings is that for every example you will simply get another or several cherry picked counter example. Ie, Zombeevers and "Saw".

    It proves nothing, it's not even a working indicative then.


    And it's Japan where you can feel up girls on your 3ds screen.
    Here you go.

    Or here.

    Unlike in Japan though, most in the by far (and this is one of them actual factual facts) ;) biggest pornography producing nations, can't be bothered prior to getting on to the point with virtual dinner, suggestive feely feely and whatnot.

    So here.


    It's Japan that has tv game show with guys sliding face down into woman's tits.
    Being a popular prime time family entertainment on the national networks I'm sure? :rolleyes:


    Those shows are not unique to Japan, but they gets more attention because of Japanese. (You know, because sort of racism, and because filtering.)


    Finally it's Japan where Rapelay was released.
    Finally it's Poland and much of the rest of the world. In, to and from where real girls (I mean living ones, not the to be confused with some other TM) are exported(imported raped or raped on industrial scale.


    I love Japan, but you know, they're kinda unbeatable in the field of objectifying women.
    I love people, but I know most people are simply unbeatably at failing to be objective. :cool:
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  • Sony postpones Driveclub PS Plus Edition "until further notice"

  • ecco 30/10/2014

    So, if everyone now just up and get the full version they (and we) will still be off road.

    Why assume so many that are really that interested in the game will be grinders? I'd figure those people have bought it already.
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  • Nintendo adding pre-downloading to Wii U, starting with Super Smash Bros.

  • ecco 30/10/2014

    @number1024 The problem (for me at least) is not how it looks, but what is included in the list of downloads.

    Like why would I ever need a permanent list of all demos downloaded.

    To be fair though Nintendo has at least a little better system here because you can differentiate bought things from free in the store directly. On PSN one has to go to system management for that.

    Still annoying all the same.


    Also, talking about Android, there they added the option to remove stuff from the list quite some time ago, for this reason.
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  • ecco 30/10/2014

    One problem I have with the N-store (same as for PSN) is that all the free cra.. demos and things is also added to the download list. It is becoming a mess, forcing me to use two accounts just to keep it tidy.

    Please fix this, both of yous. :-P
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  • Nintendo details contactless sleep and fatigue sensor

  • ecco 30/10/2014

    Daily.. err, nightly health and sleep information in the cloud?

    Being in the insurance business after a "leak" telling apart the health freak WiiUsers from the heart attack at 25 couch potato ones..

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  • Keiji Inafune crowdfunding DLC for his crowdfunded Mighty No. 9

  • ecco 30/10/2014

    @Peos
    "Hey guys I'm hungry. How about rustling up a Kickstarter for some lunch?"
    How much manure will you produce for each meal?


    ... Hmm, this concept also adds a new meaning to stretch goals I guess. :eek:
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