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  • Sony sells all its Square Enix shares for 28m

  • electrolite 16/04/2014

    @NewbieZilla

    The article clearly states the sale will be in their 2015 figures, so will have no bearing on the financial year just ended.
    Reply +2
  • Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • electrolite 03/04/2014

    @IronGiant

    Do you think it's only Nintendo that does this? Are you new to gaming or something?
    Reply +6
  • Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate delayed

  • electrolite 01/04/2014

    @FuzzyZealot

    "N64: Underpowered console, gimmicky controller.
    Gamecube: Underpowered console, gimmicky controller."

    For all that Nintendo get wrong, what the fuck are you talking about here? Are you by any chance new to gaming?
    Reply +9
  • PlayStation Plus for April: Mercenary Kings, PES 2014, Sly Cooper, more

  • electrolite 28/03/2014

    Goes to show about opinions....really good month in my eyes Reply +2
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong spotted for Wii U at GDC

  • electrolite 22/03/2014

    Wow. This comments thread turned into flypaper for idiots eh? Reply 0
  • Yoshi's New Island review

  • electrolite 14/03/2014

    @SG

    This review does three of the four things you suggest, while the fourth and final one is an impossibility. No reviewer can tell me, you or anyone else how much they will enjoy a game.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 14/03/2014

    @SG

    I meant 20%, that's a typo.

    I know what Metacritic is, thanks. Are you saying that a review has to match the Metacritic average to be valid?

    You also haven't explained what you think would cause this site to review it so unfairly (in your eyes) and so harshly? Because the obvious reason seems to be causing you some difficulty.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 14/03/2014

    @SG

    1. That 2% differentiation is your subjective opinion

    2. The EG and USGamer reviews are pretty much within that

    3. Are you saying that a review has to match the Metacritic average to be deemed valid?
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 14/03/2014

    @rubthisway

    (applause)

    Personal preferences are personal preferences. That is it. No conspiracy, no 'TEH BIAS', it's an opinion. That is it.

    No really, that is it, stop before saying anything else.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 14/03/2014

    @SG

    "USGamer's 4/5 which equals 8/10 is significantly higher than this 4/10, way too much to just be subjective preferences. "

    Oh really? Do tell us what it is then.....
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 13/03/2014

    @gunark

    You've certainly embiggened this comments thread
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 13/03/2014

    @Rederiet

    Heathen. It's an absolute classic. Just a shame they never got anywhere near that standard again.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 13/03/2014

    @INSOMANiAC

    No it doesn't. It maybe begs the question 'how can people not understand that two different people reviewing a game can have different opinions'.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 13/03/2014

    @Shadders

    How is it weird?
    Reply +1
  • Xbox One closing monthly US sales gap on PS4

  • electrolite 14/03/2014

    How exactly has the gap closed?

    I don't have either machine but I do have a basic grasp of maths.
    Reply +7
  • Watch Dogs release date revealed

  • electrolite 06/03/2014

    I want this to be good, new IP and that, but that trailer is a bit of an excitement killer. Stereotyped, generic and uninspiring. Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition comes with a real life Spiny Shell

  • electrolite 06/03/2014

    @mandlecreed

    From the article

    "The Wii U Virtual Console Super Mario Kart is the US version of the game running at 60hz"
    Reply 0
  • Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

  • electrolite 24/02/2014

    @Retroid

    Only half of them price cuts in that article are comparable-the original Xbox, N64 and PSP Go and guess what? They were all desperate.

    Two of them (Xbox and N64) also saw customer compensated with software, unlike XB1 owners.
    Reply +1
  • Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

  • electrolite 19/02/2014

    So we're be jaded about platformers but not yet another FPS?

    Interesting theory....
    Reply +11
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review

  • electrolite 18/02/2014

    @poundo

    I agree on the casual market, that's gone and isn't coming back. Nintendo would be best served by trying to bring back their 'core', the ones who cut their teeth on N64 and gamecube. Judging by the franchises they neglect and the dire state of the Wii U VC however, those people seem to be furthest from their minds.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 18/02/2014

    @MccyMcFlinn

    Taken on its own merits them Metroid figures don't look good. Neither do the sales of the last F-Zero and Starfox instalments. However, if each of those sells a million but brings in 6-700k users who wouldn't otherwise buy the console, that's profit especially with the potential to sell further games.

    Nintendo used to be advocates of the Razor and Blade business model but seemm to have given up on that, simultaneously losing a lot of their most fervent supporters who want to see those franchises. Now they seem reluctant to take risks-their Wii U output is almost entirely platformers and mingame collections alongside a Zelda remake and the Pikmin sequel, plus a Lego game they funded. W101 (again, funded by rather than developed by) is the only gamble they've taken.
    Reply +1
  • PS4 sold nearly double Xbox One in US last month

  • electrolite 14/02/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally

    Don't get me wrong, I like Sony, but the point is they need competition. When they think they're untouchable we get 'next gen starts when we say', 'rumble is a last-gen feature', 'get two jobs to pay for it', that launch price etc.

    In a consumer industry competition is A Good Thing.
    Reply +5
  • electrolite 14/02/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally

    The PS3 launch and first couple of years is evidence of why Sony need competition to keep them on the straight and narrow. The PS4 is only so well set up because they've learned from mistakes and taking a kicking in 07/08
    Reply +3
  • Titanfall preview: You say you want a revolution?

  • electrolite 12/02/2014

    Yay, the next-gen great white hope!

    Oh, it's another fucking FPS.

    Call me again in a few months.
    Reply +12
  • Dungeon Keeper Android's rating system filters out "1-4 star" reviews

  • electrolite 07/02/2014

    And how do Google allow this? Reply +4
  • electrolite 07/02/2014

    This makes it very easy to do two things-

    1) Hate EA
    2) Walk away from mobile gaming.

    So I shall.
    Reply +7
  • Savour the Wii U and Vita - they're our new Dreamcasts

  • electrolite 02/02/2014

    @twilordcolm

    No. We don't know 'Metroid U ' is coming nor do we have any idea about Zelda's release date. Because Nontendo have confirmed neither of these things. Don't lie. It's unbecoming.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft ad asks you to "ditch your PS3"

  • electrolite 31/01/2014

    They'll give me $100 and an XBox One for my PS3? Did I read that right? Never mind, it's not worth it.... Reply +3
  • "We still believe the Vita has a role"

  • electrolite 30/01/2014

    I use mine a lot, it's a great machine but Sony aren't doing a great job of supporting it. It's not just the big franchises they're sitting on (GT, God of War, how difficult would it be to do another Uncharted using the existing engine?). Where are the smaller franchises that suit portable gaming like Motorstorm, Parappa, Kurushi, Tokyo Jungle? Where are Syphon Filter and Ratchet and Clank which found success on PSP? Why not revamp some PS2 games that didn't meet expectations like The Getaway, Dark Chronicles or Mark of Kri? Why not persuade third-parties like Rockstar to port the PS2 GTA games or Sega to port Valkyria Chronicles 3.

    There's just a disinterest and lack of effort that's disappointing.
    Reply +2
  • Donkey Kong Country ignores the GamePad screen during regular play

  • electrolite 29/01/2014

    @spazmo

    If that was the big point why did they shoehorn mechanisms into the likes of Lego City that mean it doesn't support Off TV Play? I don't think even Nintendo knew what the point of it was
    Reply -1
  • Iwata isn't Nintendo's problem. It's Miyamoto

  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    @gregallen1

    I do love a tin-foil hat wearing zealot. Especially when they throw sweary tantrums.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    @DiGiTALiZ3D

    They would also lose lots and lots of revenue-pay Sony/MS a cut, hardware profits, peripherals profits, licensing fees from 3rd-party sales, have to completely restructure the company.

    Doesn't look an attractive business proposition at all
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    @B1ad3runner

    Yeah mate, it's the media's fault. None of it's Nintendo's.

    Sigh.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    @B1ad3runner

    It's utterly ridiculous because by that measure no-one is allowed to discuss anything unless they're going to take a job doing what they're discussing.

    Politics? If you have all the answers be the Prime Minister.

    Sport? If you have all the answers to Team A's woes why don't you manage Team A.

    Music? You don't like Album A. Well join the band and write a better one.

    The world doesn't work like that.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    @B1ad3runner

    What a bizarre post. You know they're a consumer business don't you? Nintendo need people to pay them money for their products? Consumers are entitled to demand more and not hand over their money if they don't get it.

    The bit about getting a job there is hilarious BTW. Just ridiculous.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    Well written and an interesting read but not a persuasive case. I don't agree at all.

    Is it Miyamotos fault that:-

    - Nintendo dismissed the internet as a 'fad' and are now years behind in terms of online, without even a workable Account system?
    - the Wii U falls between all stools, being under-powered/short of innovation/unclear who it's aimed at?
    - Nintendo haven't spent enough of their money on building resources to keep a steady flow of games coming?
    - Nintendo repeatedly launches machines that have software droughts, promises it won't happen again, then sits and watches as it happens again?
    - Nintendo constantly takes the piss out of long term fans by using the VC as a gouging tool and sitting on beloved franchises because they're short of casual/mass market appeal?
    - the European and American sides of the company aren't given autonomy to develop themselves (or commission games) to give their software slate variety?
    - third-party support for Wii U is almost non-existent?
    - demonstrated a dreadful lack of understanding of the market, indolence and contempt for the companies investors by publishing absurd sales forecasts for the financial year?

    To say he is the source of their problems is a leap of faith, to say the least
    Reply 0
  • The case of the disappearing video games

  • electrolite 26/01/2014

    @danger.to.others

    If you judge anything through the ridiculous prism of collapsed economies or Global Warming well what's the point in games at all? What's the point in the vast majority of music or films or literature? What's the point in putting petrol in your car or buying a dessert when there's starving people in the world?

    Why do we curate other art forms but not games? Because games have 'aged horribly'? You've missed something there in your arrogance-that's just your opinion. Clearly plenty of people disagree. Other media can age too, but we still keep copies of H.G. Wells 'War of the Worlds'

    So what if kids 20 years from now don't care about 'Genesis' (ah, you're American)? Is that the seal of approval we have to look for now? I didn't care for the films and music my parents liked when I was 'a kid', that didn't in any way render it meaningless.

    'Hipster ironic'. Accusing someone of that is lazy. Handy shorthand for an ill-thought out argument.

    TL;DR - @danger.to.others created a disaster of a post from start to finish
    Reply +12
  • Iwata: Nintendo losses won't mean "Mario on smartphones"

  • electrolite 22/01/2014

    @Retroid

    Wasn't there a design document where they had the Wiimote and Nunchuk slotting into a shell that made it a normal(Ish) pad? That might have been the way forward
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 22/01/2014

    @bestuardo

    So what? Cliffy B saying it doesn't make it stupid?
    Reply 0
  • Argos cuts Wii U Premium pack price to 179.99

  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mcmarteau

    That still doesn't mean sales=quality. Look at Wonderful 101, Dreamcast, PC Engine, Call of Duty, One Direction, the cinematic releases of Its A Wonderful Life and Blade Runner, the cinematic release of Titanic and Mrs Browns Boys for examples
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @rhubarbandcustard

    That, to be fair, is a top notch attempt to cram a massive amount of wrongness into a relatively short post. 'no choice but become software only'. Wow. Just mash the keyboard with your fist next time.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mr2ange

    "This couldn't be any more subjective if you tried. - The fact that a few new ip's that all failed miserably in sales terms hardly means that there WERE quality games available."

    So they exist but they don't count because of sales. Since when did sales equate to quality?

    "Pikmin was the last decent new ip they created, 2001 says hi. as of the last few years, fuck all."

    Well that's one in the eye for Wario Ware, Xenoblade Chronicles, Wonderful 101, factual accuracy, and people's ability to accept an argument has been shot to bits
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mr2ange

    "No - this is exactly what i'm saying, They were out buying shinier NEW IP's Like Red Dead, Dead space, and Uncharted, Demons Souls, etc... AC was NEW this GEN.

    Nintendo were the ones releasing the same old shit. "

    Even though it's been pointed out that Nintendo continuously release NEW (you seem to like the capitalisation) IP you're just going to ignore that because it doesn't suit your point?
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mr2ange

    No I don't see what you're getting at. You criticised them for not releasing new IP. If you'd have criticised them for not releasing well-advertised, well-timed high-selling new IP you'd have had a point. Journey and TLOU are excellent games, no question, but again that wasn't your point. They need to get behind their new IP, it's among the many things Nintendo are getting wrong, but they are releasing them.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @Mister-Wario

    The lack of a proper account system is idiocy. My Wii got stolen and I lost a load if VC games. Until it's sorted, I don't buy digital off Nintendo.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mr2ange

    And? You wanted new IP. They are there. You said 'one new franchise in a decade and a half'. I only went back 5 years.

    Don't try and dismiss them on sales because it doesn't suit your point.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mr2ange

    On the Wii Nintendo released Disaster, Xenoblade Chronicles, Maboshi, Pandoras Tower, Last Story, Wii Music, Art of Balance, Endless Ocean, Flingsmash

    On 3DS Fallblox, Harmoknight, Dillons Rolling Western, Steel Diver

    On Wii U Lego City Undercover, Wonderful 101 with X announced.

    They're not as bad as you think.

    Also if you think the PS4 and XB1 have a brilliant upcoming line up but the Wii U doesn't there's no point in inviting an argument about it because that's just your opinion.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mcmarteau

    No, the market does not necessarily reflect quality. You're making yourself look very foolish and naive by repeating that.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mcmarteau

    Yes, sales are the ultimate arbiter of quality.

    Between you and Bill_P it's like a two-man crusade to outdo each other in the 'stupid comment' competition.
    Reply +6
  • electrolite 21/01/2014

    @mcmarteau

    You need to learn what 'fact' and 'opinion' mean
    Reply +2