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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • electrolite 23/04/2017

    @VanillaLake

    It's not fact mate. The labelling of some of those games as 'important' or pretend Splatoon is a port or not is entirely subjective. An opinion you're perfectly entitled to, I'm not hear to sell you a Switch, but that's what it is.
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  • electrolite 23/04/2017

    @-Gemini44-

    "I think what Switch highlights, more than anything, is that for any discerning gamer Nintendo consoles on their own simply isn't enough."

    I agree but it's been that way for 20+ years. The SNES was the last one that got close to offering a full library and even then Megadrive (and the Amiga) had tons of great exclusives. The N64 and PS1 complemented each other nicely. GameCube had a decent stab at third-party support but without the likes of GTA and MGS fell well short.

    Switch just reinforces what they've been heading towards since they surrendered market leadership to Sony in 1995. Except this time it does it in their best hardware since the 'Cube. If you like Nintendo games it'll be worth buying, if not, it won't. But you'll need something else. Same is it always was.
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  • electrolite 22/04/2017

    @Crocoman

    That was my point. I was replying to @Sercd who said "Nintendo are making MK a Fifa game it's just a new number same game syndrome.". I don't agree with that.
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  • electrolite 22/04/2017

    @VanillaLake

    " the most important games that Switch is getting until Christmas are Wii U ports."

    Zelda was a simultaneous release. ARMS, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade 2 and Mario Odyssey aren't ports. I think there'll be more ports yet TBH because, well, it just makes sense give how poorly Wii U sold. But there's only 3 at the minute (4 if you count Zelda, and two of them are third-party games, one of which is the only one that isn't distinctly better on Switch).
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  • electrolite 21/04/2017

    @Sercd

    "Remember Wii U had Wii Ports". By that do you mean Twilight Princess. 1 Wii port.

    "Nintendo are making MK a Fifa game it's just a new number same game syndrome"

    FIFA releases every year. Nintendo have released MK games in 1992, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 followed by this in 2017 which doesn't have a different number or pretend to be anything other than a GOTY edition.
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  • electrolite 21/04/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    Thing is, looking at it through the cold, money-chasing eyes of Nintendo, Wii U owners are not their priority. That's the Nintendo hardcore. They *will* buy a Switch at some point whether it's Splatoon that tips them over the edge, or Mario, or Xenoblade or something in the future. There's plenty out there who resisted the Wii U and all its problems, and it's them they want to tempt back with shiny new hardware.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch costs £35

  • electrolite 20/04/2017

    @ubiquitousuk

    Hey up, the angry teenagers are in
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  • electrolite 19/04/2017

    The price is a pisstake but for the love of God, surely people know Capcom make Street Fighter, not Nintendo? Surely? Reply +4
  • Nintendo Switch to host an arcade full of Namco classics

  • electrolite 18/04/2017

    @Trinitron

    You're very confused.

    1) People like to play different games to you and have a different perception of value. Very difficult to fathom I know, but give it a go.

    2) This is by Namco. Obviously. Or not, as it would seem.
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  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in the US

  • electrolite 17/04/2017

    @Delangsta

    "A Nintendo console that has all the multiplat titles would be unstoppable."

    Does anybody actually believe this? That Xbox fans are going to ditch Halo and GOW and Forza to get to Pokémon and Mario? That PS owners are thinking 'I keep pretending to like Horizon, Uncharted and Gran Turismo but really I'm lusting for Mario as long as I can get Assassin's Creed on the same machine'. Are COD and FIFA players going to ditch their existing friends lists because they get to play Splatoon as well?

    It would be distinctly stoppable. And that's before we even get onto the financials of competing with Sony and MS or that they would need a handheld as well (their bread and butter) so would need to support 2 machines. If this was 2001 I'd agree that they should go toe to toe but that ship has long sailed.

    "The PS4 and XB1 are similar boxes, yet the PS4 is outselling the XB1 2:1. How are they doing this if both boxes are so similar?"

    So you've got MS working incredibly hard just to stay within 20 million sales of Sony. You've got the PC with all its advantages. Yet you think gamers, and the industry itself, is crying out for a fourth box playing the same games? I don't see it. Yes it's a corner Nintendo have backed themselves into but they're well and truly in it and copying the established bigger, better funded competition is not the way out of it.
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  • electrolite 14/04/2017

    @williamarthurfenton

    You said "Well, given the recent history of Nintendo, one can't exactly be assured of a numerous, and indeed diverse, catalogue of games".

    The 3DS has exactly that. Whether you made that comparison or not is irrelevant.
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  • electrolite 14/04/2017

    Good news, it's lovely hardware to use and Zelda is truly brilliant.

    Got to keep momentum up now. E3 needs to be huge in terms of first party stuff. Don't pull any punches. Third-party games would be a bonus but aren't going to make or break the machine, it's Nintendo that needs to drive sales
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  • Lego City Undercover on Switch holds up well against PS4

  • electrolite 15/04/2017

    @Kory

    I wouldn't imagine any body will mind. The actual companies are a lot more grown up about this gaming lark than a lot of the gamers! 😀
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  • electrolite 15/04/2017

    The frame rate in portable mode was a deal breaker for me. Motion sickness varies a lot from person to person so it may not affect others but the inconsistent frame rate while driving nearly had me throwing up within an hour of loading it up. Already sold it on eBay.

    Shame as the Gamepad crap put me off the Wii U version and this seemed a good fit for the Switch but it's a pretty poor conversion.
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  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Switch retail release confirmed for Europe

  • electrolite 11/04/2017

    @fabio78

    "I said everything on this console is laughably expensive or more expensive than anywhere else....so fact."

    The poster you're replying to has already pointed out that no, not everything on Switch is more expensive. Therefore you are not stating a fact.
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  • electrolite 11/04/2017

    @Weezer

    What you can read into that is lots of people go on Hotukdeals and were aware that A) up until recently CEX were paying more than the asking price. B) some CEX stores are a very short walk from Argos branches that had Switch stock. Ker-ching....
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  • The strange, timeless appeal of early 3D platformers

  • electrolite 08/04/2017

    @Lobotomyftw

    Rocket was a great game. I was surprised not to see it mentioned in the article because of who made it
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  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition Wii U finally has a release date

  • electrolite 07/04/2017

    Hmmm. Think I might squirrel a couple of copies away for an eBay rainy day Reply +2
  • WipEout Omega Collection speeds onto PS4 in June

  • electrolite 30/03/2017

    (drools) Reply 0
  • Fans have noticed something odd about Lego City Undercover on Switch

  • electrolite 28/03/2017

    @garethwilliamwhiteho

    Cancer? Seriously? You're an absolute idiot.
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  • electrolite 28/03/2017

    @vongruetz

    You want optical discs on a portable? I had a PSP. Balls to that.
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  • How to triple your Switch battery life for under £20

  • electrolite 26/03/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    But however little Nintendo can get them for, they're still passing on cost to users for something a lot of them won't want or use. It would be the same with a stand, or a case, or a screen protector or the Pro Controller. It's a machine that already has some people baulking at the price and moaning about having to 'pay extra' for functionality in the controllers. Including something that users are better off buying themselves to their own requirements just wouldn't make sense.
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  • electrolite 26/03/2017

    @mega-gazz

    I really think the very earliest you'll see a revision is end of next year. According to reports from the WSJ they've upped production of the current Switch to 16 million in this financial year. If nothing else, most of them will have to go before you see anything in terms of a newer version.
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  • electrolite 26/03/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Because all a battery pack has been, and ever will be, is an optional extra. Take out those who only ever use the machine docked, then those who mainly play around the house, then those who don't go more than the life of the battery without being near a plug (you for example) (You can charge mobile devices on lots of trains or in the car or of course between commutes), then those who do have the need but because of their circumstances already have a Battery Pack. For that number of people adding on cost to every potential buyer just wouldn't make sense.
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  • electrolite 26/03/2017

    @Trinitron

    "Any game worth actually playing is only worth playing at home."

    I tried to type out a cogent response to this but my disbelief is overpowering. Even by the standards of the internet this stands out as utter bollocks.
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  • electrolite 26/03/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    The idea of including a portable charger is madness. They've made it a non-proprietary connection. Why charge the people who don't want one, or already own a good one? It makes no sense.
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  • electrolite 25/03/2017

    @JAK620

    My mobile phone runs out of battery too. So do all my other mobile devices. Does that contradict their purpose as well?

    What a bizarre thing to say.
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  • electrolite 25/03/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Why on earth would they do that? No mobile device manufacturer does. It would be passing cost on to the many people who don't want one.
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  • electrolite 25/03/2017

    Very handy review DF, cheers Reply +11
  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • electrolite 25/03/2017

    @leeroye

    You need to grasp that your opinion is just that your opinion and nobody has to 'face' anything
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  • electrolite 24/03/2017

    It's been a pretty solid start especially considering it feels like they launched it a bit early to generate revenue in their last financial year.

    Seems pretty standard for a modern (post Xbox and GameCube (in the West)) launch i.e. lots of ports. I haven't been bored and to be honest it's dominating my gaming time, have barely touched my other machines and haven't missed my Vita at all.

    Hopefully this is the machine that's going to replace the 3DS, Vita and Wii U in one sleek box.
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  • Playtonic to ditch JonTron from Yooka-Laylee following anti-immigrant comments

  • electrolite 23/03/2017

    He sounds like a fucking bellend. Good shout, Playtonic. Reply +132
  • Left Joy-Con issues resolved for future units, Nintendo claims

  • electrolite 23/03/2017

    So one of their factories dropped a bollock and they're replacing the faulty ones? Sounds fair enough even if it feels like something that should have been avoided. Reply 0
  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • electrolite 14/03/2017

    No console is going Digital only for a long time and gamers playing on consoles should be grateful. Anybody who thinks platform holders having a monopoly on setting prices will mean they come down will be sorely disappointed. Reply +1
  • electrolite 14/03/2017

    1) Cartridges costing more was always to be expected. They could hardly use discs could they? £10 though. Hmmmmmm. Not convinced.

    2) If Nintendo's pricing for small cartridge runs is making it more difficult for small publishers to put niche games on cartridge that's idiotic and they should rethink.

    3) Bricks and mortar retailers may have almost died out in our tax haven but in other countries like the States, Germany, France it's still huge and entirely understandable why Nintendo, Sony etc. want to keep them on side.

    4) "Mario Kart 8's port, which adds little, is £50". Very harsh. Most PS4/XB1 were literally higher resolution versions of previous gen games at £55. Switch Mario Kart not only adds a red bump but all the Wii U versions DLC, more characters, and a big new battle mode. This just sounds a bit ill-informed and bitter.
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  • Fast RMX showcases Switch's technological leap over Wii U

  • electrolite 12/03/2017

    @riceNpea

    Thing is, I've seen lots of suggestions about what Nintendo should have done differently and if only they'd done this differently it would have sold more.

    However , in reality, these suggestions are just ' this is what *I* would have liked them to have done'. Sales may fall off a cliff but for now, it's been a successful launch and they're pretty much sold out (especially in the US).
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  • electrolite 11/03/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing

    "Switch articles seem to particularly attract two types of people; those who don't own the hardware and who have never even seen one in the flesh, who just want to moan, and those who actually do have one who absolutely love it."

    I've noticed that. I rarely buy consoles at launch so I don't know whether it's a modern gamer thing but it's pretty conspicuous.
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  • electrolite 11/03/2017

    @WhiteUmbrella

    "I don't play indies". So why post on this thread about an indie game? A strange thing to say, I thought. Then I checked your Comments history and yes, you're the oddball who proudly proclaimed on the Voez article that you don't play Mobile games because they're all "shit" (this after a long impassioned sales pitch directing people to, er, the mobile version of Voez).

    Then there's this...."agoWhy has Digital Foundry abandoned load times in Switch vs Wii U articles? Maybe because Wii U load times are faster than Switch on the same game....Omitting them makes it seem like there is an agenda here...." Again a weird thing to accuse DF of. Bit tin foil hat. Even more so when it's about an indie game (which means you'd never play it even if it was the best game in the world) on a console you don't own.

    But it gets stranger...."they have featured prominently in virtually every other cross generational and cross format comparison that Digital Foundry has done". This is demonstrably untrue. A quick search through this site proves that. Out of 8 face-offs I found 2 mentions of it. They were Doom (long loading times) and COD 4 (much longer loading times on one format). They aren't an issue in Fast RMX so don't get mentioned. I genuinely have no idea what would cause anybody to make up something like that.
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  • Breath of the Wild is a Zelda game for the Minecraft generation

  • electrolite 10/03/2017

    @Rack

    "Nintendo are still weirdly attached to making hardware noone wants"

    (Looks at Nintendo's console sales figures)

    (Is confused)
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  • Super Bomberman R review

  • electrolite 09/03/2017

    Ridiculous price for this no doubt. Surely that's down to Konamis though, rather than Nintendo? Reply 0
  • electrolite 09/03/2017

    Funny to see people complaining about having to buy extra Controllers to play multiplayer.

    As if every previous console gave you them for free.

    Bizarre.
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  • electrolite 09/03/2017

    @Barelyhomosapien

    I bought Snipper Clips, Fast RMX and Shovel Knight for only a few quid more than Bomberman ludicrous £50 price tag. I'd highly recommend Shovel Knight and Fast RMX, especially if you're new to them. Shovel Knight
    Is a cult platforming classic and Fast RMX is a terrifically fast, difficult future racer that looks good. Played a bit of the latter online last night and it's actually easier against other humans. Nintendo Life, Game Central and The Verge have reviewed Fast RMX.
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  • PlayStation 4 update that adds Pro boost mode out tomorrow

  • electrolite 09/03/2017

    Pretty tasty update, this. I look forward to a fascinating few hours trying out non-Pro patched games to see if I can tell a difference. Every one of them. Reply -1
  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • electrolite 09/03/2017

    It's interesting to see the confirmation bias taking place with the Switch. Info burst - what you think would make it more attractive to you does not necessarily make it more attractive to other people.

    I've seen people want a lower price, better specs (which would mean a higher price), a longer lasting battery (again, add that to the price), it to be 'more like the Vita's (presumably less power, hideously expensive memory cards and a sales failure are attractive now), to just make a PS4 competitor (can't think of anything more tedious or less likely to sell myself but there you go), to have more AAA support or it will fail (even though everyone presumably has at least one box to play them on) etc.etc.

    As an individuals right to avoid it, perfectly valid. But what's attractive to you (or me, I understand that) isn't necessarily so to the next person.
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  • electrolite 09/03/2017

    @ontoff

    Don't get me wrong, I'm only mentioning the Switch using non-proportionally storage and Memory Cards out of surprise more than anything. After years of Nintendo finding way to eke a few pennies out of everything (the headphone adapter for the GBA SP always grated) they've been fairly clever and done the sensible thing. Not by any means at every turn (why does the Pro Controller not have a headphone port?) but credit where it's due.
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  • electrolite 08/03/2017

    Re. The Vita

    "Sony's PlayStation Vita was sold on the idea of triple-A console gaming on the go....But the market rejected the idea"

    The market rejected severely cut-down versions of ttiple-A games along with absurdly-priced Memory cards and proprietary chargers (issues that, for all the complaints about pricing, Nintendo have managed to avoid). Publishers and developers had to put the time and effort in to create bespoke versions of PS3 games.

    Switch has one library. One set of Dev tools. One market. Other consoles may have come close (though Vita didn't even have a TV Out) but this is the first time the hybrid idea has actually been tried.
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  • electrolite 08/03/2017

    Having had it for a few days, I'm reminded of those articles before release saying 'it makes sense when you get your hands on one'. It's a fine bit of hardware, even with software in almost a beta test condition it's a premium-feeling machine.

    I'm a grown up, I have a stressful job that involves shiftwork, I have a kid and a pregnant wife. The seamless transition between TV and portable is already becoming invaluable and I think as long as software keeps coming it'll take up a lot of my gaming time. It basically elbows its way to the front of the queue.

    YMMV of course. People younger than me, those who have the spare time I had 20 years ago, and/or those who don't have to compete for their gaming TV may not see the attraction but I'm really impressed. As a concept, it makes total sense.
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  • Rime comes out in May, costs £10 more on Nintendo Switch.

  • electrolite 08/03/2017

    Why are these comments full of people blaming Nintendo rather than the company publishing the game? Reply +5
  • Snipperclips review

  • electrolite 08/03/2017

    This is a good fun game. £15.79 through cdkeys and well worth it. Me and the wife are having a right laugh with it.

    It's also good to see Nintendo picking up a (British!) Indie game like this.
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  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in Europe

  • electrolite 08/03/2017

    @Pete207

    "Sega. They failed as a hardware competitor and are still thriving in the gaming world."

    Sega thriving? You mean after ditching most of their beloved cult franchises, merging to stay afloat, laying off loads of staff, endless reorganisations, consistent struggle to make profits etc.etc.

    I imagine every so often in an office at Nintendo they discuss ditching their hardware business, then somebody says 'Yeah but Sega's and they all nod and go 'lets stay in the hardware business' 😉
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