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  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • electrolite 20/02/2017

    @Spetzomancer

    And?
    Reply 0
  • Nine years later, one feature in GTA4 has never been bettered - here's its story

  • electrolite 13/02/2017

    Great read, nice one EG/Kirk.

    Being honest, I preferred GTA IV overall to V. I found the physics, the setting and the story all more interesting in Liberty City. Some of the controls were a bit shonky and I haven't played online but I never understood some of the opprobrium IV got.
    Reply +6
  • Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch pre-orders back 'in stock' from Nintendo itself

  • electrolite 06/02/2017

    @VanillaLake

    Just from what we know about Nintendo have 9 games listed for 2017 (I don't believe we'll see Xenoblade this year so 8 then). The Wii U got 8 if you include games they published (Lego City, Monster Hunter, Ninja Garden) (and the Luigi U DLC) (and Game and Warrior, which was crap) in the equivalent period. It's not the level of support I was hoping for so far (there's still E3) but it's a decent enough start especially for the many people who didn't get a Wii U.
    Reply -1
  • Resident Evil 7 has third-best week one sales of the series

  • electrolite 30/01/2017

    @grassyknoll

    So that explains the split in sales last year, what about 2013/14/15? That may explain the disparity.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo announces huge Zelda eShop sale

  • electrolite 26/01/2017

    @smelly Nah the N64 original Reply 0
  • 1-2 Switch is Nintendo's attempt to recapture Wii's golden era

  • electrolite 24/01/2017

    @Tylahhh

    "The resources allocated to this motion control rehash could have been spent building a stronger launch library"

    I'm not sure the resources that were spent on this would have done much to build a stronger launch. It looks like they hazed a new coder by locking him in a room with a Switch and a Bottle of Whiskey for a day.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 24/01/2017

    Oh and yes it should have been a pre-installed pack-in Reply 0
  • electrolite 24/01/2017

    I'm not sure the Wii audience is there in any great numbers anymore but Nintendo have to have a go, see if there's money to be made.

    Switch could do very well but it's not going to be a Wii-style smash where one idea hits the blue ocean. Switch has a lot of niches to aim for which means it's going to be hard work for Nintendo.
    Reply +1
  • Watch: Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch in one video

  • electrolite 23/01/2017

    @spigzone

    "You do realize that BofW and Mario Odyssey will be Nintendo's last 'AAA' Switch game right?"

    Anybody who actually believed this, please pay attention to me. I want to bet you real money that isn't the case. You can pay for my Switch.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 23/01/2017

    @spigzone

    "The Switch is DOA. That's just a flat fact."

    It's an opinion. And one that suggests 'following the cutrent internet herd'.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 21/01/2017

    @faizi1997

    I think it'll do really well in Japan. Pokémon, Splattoon, Mario, JRPGs galore and the inevitable Yokai Watch, Monster Hunter etc.
    Reply 0
  • DF Retro: Halo - the console shooter that changed everything

  • electrolite 22/01/2017

    In Europe the Xbox launched with this, Project Gotham, Jet Set Radio Future, Rallisport Challenge, and a good Max Payne port. Talk about coming out all guns blazing. Played it nothing ago on XB1 and it stood up very well IMHO, though I'm not a big FPS player. Reply +9
  • Zelda will be Nintendo's last game for the Wii U

  • electrolite 20/01/2017

    Great console. Not only for the games it provided itself, but for the fact you can hack it in Wii mode and turn it into a cracking emulator machine. Gamecube games look great on the Gamepad. Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • electrolite 19/01/2017

    @Diablo13

    "Yet STILL we have this confusion over whether Switch is a handheld we can use at home, or a home console we can use as a portable???"

    It's both.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 19/01/2017

    @Diddykong

    Stop using 'we'. You speak for yourself, nobody else.

    Also....

    "last Zelda to get a dual release on GameCube and Wii should have
    reminded you how daft this dual strategy is"

    how would that have suggested this was a daft strategy? Twilight Princess got ecstatic reviews and sold 8.85 million copies (the most in the whole series). Surely that would suggest it was a resounding success?
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • electrolite 17/01/2017

    @Ramza

    3DS had sold just over 60 million as of 30th September. Impressive but nowhere near 154 million

    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e1609.pdf
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 13/01/2017

    @PSfourskin

    "At least there's no fucking Monkey Ball." You deserve a few negs for that, the original Monkey Ball was a great game. Just a straight port of the GameCube game would make this piss poor launch look significantly better.
    Reply +16
  • electrolite 13/01/2017

    @zapzone

    As I said on another thread, the SNES and N64 launched with less. Difference is the quality. Super Mario World, F-Zero, Super Tennis, Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64 were all absolutely stunning, basically as good as gaming got at the time, and they weren't playable on another console (like Zelda).
    Reply +12
  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • electrolite 16/01/2017

    @pesser

    You can't even spell bitches right you little bellsniffer. Grow up.
    Reply +1
  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • electrolite 16/01/2017

    @RobTheBuilder

    Lots of games that launched with PS4 and XB1 were also released on PS3/360 and were called ports. Because that's what they were.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 14/01/2017

    @Fenbops

    Afraid not. Nobody knows yet.

    @CaptainT

    Nope. You're guessing.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 14/01/2017

    @Oceanic_1982

    "You downright hate this company because it's too different. It unslettles you".

    Oh shut up. That was one of the most cringeworthy screeds I've ever read on the internet. And I've been on the internet a long time.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 14/01/2017

    @opeth13


    ??? The PS3 and XB1 were massively criticised for their high price and both undersold against their competitors. How is that relevant? Do you think it makes it OK for Nintendo to do the same?
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 13/01/2017

    "Switch's UK launch line-up of just five games must be the slimmest ever".

    SNES and N64 launched with less. I agree with the general point though, it's a desperately poor launch. Too early to say it's Nintendo's last console, that's a bit hysterical, but it's off to a bad start.
    Reply +23
  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • electrolite 13/01/2017

    @Goldrake

    It's not Eurogamers job to act as Nintendo's marketing department!
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 13/01/2017

    @DrRobotnik

    'Who wouldn't be on board?' All the people who didn't buy a GameCube presumably.
    Reply +4
  • How Amstrad Action changed my life

  • electrolite 08/01/2017

    @SpodBoy

    I mainly had cassettes but at Christmas/Birthday I'd get a couple of disc games. Oh the luxury of playing Batman the Movie and Rainbow Islands without the tape multiload.

    @Ryze

    That looks impressive. Is that using the Plus capabilities?
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 07/01/2017

    @kamakazilucas

    You could buy 12 decent Amstrad games for the price of one NES game or 4 of the latest releases. The NES was launched too late in the UK and supported half-heartedly. Mario 3 didn't get a UK release until late 1991.
    Reply +10
  • electrolite 07/01/2017

    @Rpt81

    ACE was good but a bit eccentric, rating games out of 1000 and including a graph showing longevity over a year. Even as a kid I remember thinking 'how can you possibly know that?'
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 07/01/2017

    Great read Ellie and I share your love of Amstrad* Action. Issue 55 was the first games mag I ever read in June 1989. A lot of back issues are available free at https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-magazine.

    However comparing my 6128 to the only band that could actually make me vacate the dance floor of whatever student indie club I was visiting in 1997? No no no. Suede, Mansun, Gene. All fair comparisons. Kula Shaker? Well, if I had a pencil I my hand I'd have snapped it.

    *Predictive text wants to change that to Amsterdam. Very different thing, Amsterdam Action.
    Reply +19
  • Digital Foundry's guide to PS4 Pro game upgrades

  • electrolite 07/01/2017

    @Minmat

    Ok you can't so you'll try shifting the goalposts. I knew you couldn't really. Was just messing with you.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 29/12/2016

    @Minmat

    I never mentioned Native on Pro. Link us up to this Ł300 PC that can do Mordor at 4K then. Cheers.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 26/12/2016

    @justerthought

    "The test will come when the new games arrive. If they have the same lame 1080p optimisation, they are not going to sell with all the 1080p gamers. Gamers with a perfectly good 1080p TV do not like being bullied into upgrading to an expensive 4K HDR TV before they are ready. Will the devs still sing Sony's 4K tune when they start to loose game sales"

    I don't get this bit. Why would they lose sales? Gamers who don't want to be bullied into buying a 4K TV will surely stick with standard PS4 so they aren't affected. If you're speculating that they'll upset Pro owners with a 1080p TV and lose sales, well, it seems to me that's a fairly small number of users and really they should have known what they were buying. Sony have been pretty upfront about Pro a way to '4K gaming'. For anyone with a 1080p set its buyer beware.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 25/12/2016

    @VRjunkie

    I'll just second what @rep- and @kirankara are saying. I bought a cheap LG non-HDR TV on Black Friday 2015. I really wanted a Smart TV and a size increase from 42, that it was 4K was almost an afterthought. So much so I didn't even really run anything 4K until I got an XB1S, at which point watching Deadpool on 4K BD made my jaw drop. All of a sudden I was interested in a Pro and have been really happy with it. The difference between playing the likes of Mordor and Titanfall 2 on that panel rather than at 1080p (I tried it on another TV) is surprisingly noticeable.

    However I'm aware I can do better. I had a little look at upgrade options this year but getting the right set is too complicated. I'll give it another year or so, wait for HDR to settle down, maybe OLED to come down in price. If I didn't already have a 4K set I'd wait and do a lot of research (but if you did see a bargain, go for it, the difference is there)
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 24/12/2016

    @Minmat

    I know right. I assume everybody has a house riddled with Ł300 boxes that can play Shadows of Mordor at 4K resolution. Amirite?
    Reply +8
  • electrolite 23/12/2016

    Shadows of Mordor? (Falls off chair) Reply +2
  • electrolite 22/12/2016

    And still Shadows of Mordor and PES 17 go ignored.... Reply +1
  • Microsoft's 2017: momentum at last, and a golden opportunity

  • electrolite 07/01/2017

    @Creasy

    You point me to a Ł250 PC that can play Forza Horizon 3 and I'll share your bafflement at people still caring for Xbox.

    I'll wait.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 06/01/2017

    I'm still a touch sceptical about Scorpio. It's either going to be a disappointment or priced too high to make much of an impact. Hopefully I'm wrong and MS take huge losses in the hardware so I (and yes, you reading this) can go and buy a spectacular gaming bargain come the end of the year.

    Also I agree about how great the S is. Sometimes games hardware just....for some undefined reason.....feels absolutely right. It's just a lovely, lovely bit of kit and the controller is fantastic.
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  • Sony's 2017: steady as she goes as PS4 goes big on games

  • electrolite 05/01/2017

    Confused. So a year with 20-30 exclusives is 'quiet'? So nobody had ever had a busy year then? Reply +16
  • Nintendo's 2017: two seismic shifts, and the conundrum that will decide its future

  • electrolite 04/01/2017

    @JoelStinty

    I think you're right on the money. Local multiplayer may be unfashionable but it's not dead and it's one of the niches that Switch is aimed at. There seems to be a fixation on AAA Support but if (big if, admittedly) Nintendo have any sense they will be aggressively going after sports games to go with their own multiplayer games. Don't worry too much about whether EA will port Battlefield or Take 2 will port GTA/RDR. Get FIFA, Madden, WWE, NBA etc.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 04/01/2017

    @SuperShinobi

    It will, but that doesn't detract from the point that poor first-party support contributed considerably to Vitas demise. This, like many other differences between Vita and Switch, is a problem the latter will almost certainly not have. I've seen people make the Vita-Switch comparison before and it just doesn't stand up to any kind of analysis.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 04/01/2017

    @SuperShinobi

    " I don't think it has much, if at all to do with graphics or Sony's first-party lineup, which has been excellent on the Vita".

    You mean the Sony that gave up putting out anything at the end of 2014 (and that year they managed a clutch of ports and Freedom Wars)? I'd say they played a huge part in what is an excellent machine failing. To make it relevant to Switch, Nintendo have done a much better job of supporting the disastrous Wii U than Sony did with Vita.
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 04/01/2017

    @NullDev

    "Nintendo is known to be absolutely horrid towards them (indie developers)". I'm no expert but I'm not sure this is the case anymore. Their lack of any other third-party support has led them to embracing the indie scene pretty enthusiastically.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 04/01/2017

    @UncleLou

    That's because you were playing lesser versions of console games. More to the point you had to buy them as well as the superior versions on a home console, and a ludicrously expensive Memory Card to save your games. Switch doesn't have these issues and it's why the Vita comparison only works on the most simplistic level.
    Reply +1
  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2016

  • electrolite 01/01/2017

    @theonlyix

    I'd say Doom, Titanfall 2, Rez Infinite, Ratchet and Clank, PES 2017, Gravity Rush Remastered. Just the first few that spring to mind.
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo's wildest handheld is bowing out with style

  • electrolite 01/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Are you sure about that? A lot of the Kid friendly games on PS4/XB1 are on Wii U as well (Lego, Indies, Just Dance, Rayman, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Minecraft). Wii U hasn't got Rare Replay, Ori, Dq Builders, World of FF, the Ratchet remake, Knack. Compare that to Nintendos child-suitable exclusives.

    PS3 got a lot more but then you'd be comparing that to the Wii (and Wii U can play Wii games). I agree that there's *enough* kids games on Sony machines to justify buying one as an all in family gaming box but if you were buying one solely for kids games Nintendo clearly have more to offer.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 30/12/2016

    3DS feels unusual in another way. In an era where it seems a lot of gamers are obsessed with resolution and frame rate above all else, 3DS has succeeded entirely because of its software.

    The hardware was outdated at launch, the 3D effect always felt like a gimmick for the sake of having a gimmick and the portable console market has shrunk dramatically with the rise of mobile gaming. There are almost no Western 'AAA' games or sports games on it and Nintendo have been their traditionally 'quirky' selves when it comes to the internet, region-locking and advertising. Yet Nintendo have sold 60m off the back of a fantastic range of exclusive software.

    People keep comparing Switch to Wii U or for different reasons, PS4/XB1. But it's 3DS that will give Nintendo belief they can make Switch a success.
    Reply +37
  • Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

  • electrolite 22/12/2016

    @kirankara

    I agree it's way down. My point is even with the rise of mobile gaming they've still shifted 21 million and counting portable consoles in Japan. We're all guessing at this stage as there's plenty we don't know and plenty of chance for Nintendo to play their patented 'Shoot ourselves in the foot' special move. However if the Switch gets the support the 3DS got (Monster Hunter, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Yokai Watch, Tomodatchi Life, a decent number of JRPGs) plus full Nintendo support (Splatoon) I'd bet actual money with anyone they'll clear 20 million in Japan alone. I actually think in their own myopic way they've designed this thing for their home market.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 21/12/2016

    @kirankara

    "Japanese home console market is on it's knees, mobile console sales aren't much better."

    Again, 3DS is down on DS, but it's just passed PS2 sales in Japan to become the third-biggest selling console ever there (21.9 million). It's also well ahead of the GBA now, a Nintendo console that deserves to go in the 'success' column.

    Personally I'll be surprised if Switch doesn't pass 40 million. It could do half that in Japan.
    Reply +4