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  • Yoshi's Woolly World review

  • electrolite 22/06/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    Have you a bang to the head?

    Can we not have one review or article on this site that isn't disrupted by an attention-seeking dickhead...
    Reply +18
  • Nintendo's painful metamorphosis leaves fans reeling

  • electrolite 18/06/2015

    @bongomcnulty

    I'm not sure about that. I think many are concerned at the hash they're making of things and hoping they change course before they inevitably *have* to go multi platform. The Wii U is their Saturn, let's hope NX isn't their Dreamcast.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 18/06/2015

    @bongomcnulty

    They can put two fingers up at E3 if they want of course but given that also means doing the same to people who are watching, it seems pretty arrogant and quite stupid
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 18/06/2015

    @octobutts

    Sony-rightly-get lots of grief over the Vita's abandonment.

    As for Nintendos resources this is, as many of their supporters love pointing out, a profitable and cash rich company. If they want more resource they can go and get it. More to the point they could also choose to dedicate that resource to a new F-Zero rather than the e.g. 5 Mario Partys and umpteen minigame compilations (Game and Wario, Wii U Party etc) we've had since the last one. It's their choice to ignore Starfox for so long same as it is to leave Metroid Prime in 2007.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 17/06/2015

    @octobutts

    "so Nintendo is buckling down on games that appeal to the core fanbase."

    But that's the problem-they aren't! No (proper) Metroid, F-Zero, Pilotwings, Wave Race, Kid Icarus, Advance Wars etc. No exciting new IP. The broadcast came over more like them trolling the hardcore fanbase they really need on side at the minute.
    Reply +2
  • Star Fox Zero finally revealed, due this year

  • electrolite 17/06/2015

    But on topic, this really doesn't look great. Hopefully there's an improvement late in development. The Wii U has a good lineup for the rest of the year. Potentially speaking at least Reply +3
  • electrolite 17/06/2015

    @melnificent

    I don't think I'd be saying that on a public forum, especially one dedicated to video gaming
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo heads into E3 with its hands tied

  • electrolite 13/06/2015

    @Bickle2

    'Religion'? What the fuck are you wittering on about?

    There is still nothing to demonstrate how it would be good for them. They'd lose hardware profits, peripheral profits, third-party licencing profits, the advantages of developing on their own hardware, a chunk of software sales profits and have to lay off entire divisions. They'd be forsaking any chance of another Ds/Wii style success which could come out of the blue at any time.

    I personally would like them to go third-party (assuming they could maintain their quality standards which is by no means assured) as I'd have to spend less money on hardware but the business case isn't there.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 13/06/2015

    @Bickle2

    You should send then your entirely made up figures. Maybe you can convince them where they've been going wrong all these years
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 13/06/2015

    @PCMaestro

    From your posting history I'd have thought Nintendo games a bit too mature for you actually
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 12/06/2015

    @SuperShinobi

    Except that their prerecorded clip pissed all over the vast majority of E3 press conferences helped in no small way by being full of good games, which I'd suggest goes a long way to winning E3. What that's worth is another debate.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 12/06/2015

    @TheMasterJeef

    'A gimmicky console to reel in the masses?' The Wii yes but the Wii U? Are you sure? Its like you've just copied and pasted something from 2009
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 12/06/2015

    @Tyronne

    Except the business case has never been proven for that at all. They'd lose money on hardware sales, peripheral sales and licencing fees from third-party software while having to hand over a percentage of their own software revenue to another platform holder. Not to mention extra costs from their coders losing the advantage of knowing their own hardware, one off costs from shutting down departments etc.etc.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 12/06/2015

    @Bagpuss

    "Ooh look at me, look at me, I'll say anything to get attention because I'm ever so controversial, even if its complete nonsense"
    Reply +9
  • Could this be the last year 'For the Players' is enough for PlayStation?

  • electrolite 12/06/2015

    @kizme

    "Where are people getting their information from that people don't buy consoles based on exclusives." Sales figures. The big multi plats are the drivers these days along with (as has always been the case) marketing.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft's difficult choice at E3 2015

  • electrolite 11/06/2015

    @XbDf

    Oh shut up
    Reply +16
  • PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

  • electrolite 11/06/2015

    In a word....optimistic Reply +5
  • Splatoon ties end in seemingly arbitrary wins

  • electrolite 02/06/2015

    Yeah because a pointless article moaning about an irrelevance is much better than a review. I've defended EG in the past but I'm struggling these days and spending more and more time elsewhere for gaming news Reply +18
  • Splatoon is Wii U's fastest-selling new franchise in UK

  • electrolite 01/06/2015

    @williamarthurfenton

    Have you got the attention you clearly crave with your rambling squawking noise? If so, could you trundle off and leave the grown ups to discuss things. Thanks ever so much.
    Reply +5
  • Project Cars Wii U stalled, may be delayed until NX

  • electrolite 27/05/2015

    @Bickle2

    I haven't seen anything that confirms the NX is x86 based though for Nintendo's sake let's hope it is. Agreed that back compatibility isn't that much of a big deal really. They need to make the big jump now.
    Reply +1
  • The best Vita games

  • electrolite 24/05/2015

    Decent list that. Great shout putting Motorstorm RC in, a superb portable game Reply +2
  • electrolite 24/05/2015

    @JohnnyReb76

    Not a games fan eh?
    Reply +13
  • Nintendo records first annual profit in four years

  • electrolite 10/05/2015

    @castlemadeofsand

    I've got a Wii U and a PS4. I don't really understand the claim that the PS4's library 'sucks'. I use my PS4 for GTA V, PES 2015, Shadows of Mordor, TLOU, Drive Club, Strider, Resogun, Wolfenstein and Valiant Hearts, none of which I can play on the Wii U.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 10/05/2015

    @nusstrife

    It's not Nintendos fault if you refuse to buy any of the good games apart from Mario and Zelda
    Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 passes 2m sales in UK

  • electrolite 05/05/2015

    I'm genuinely astonished that people can't see why it's selling. It's fairly powerful, reasonably priced, well marketed, versatile and has tons of good games. Yes it does. You can quibble about the lack of exclusives but it has a lot of good games.

    That's why it's selling. It's very very very simple.
    Reply +13
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review

  • electrolite 05/05/2015

    @nusstrife

    ??????
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 05/05/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro

    I like the Gamepad though oddly enough I was happier with it after I got the extra capacity battery which gives it more weight. No problems with it at all TBH.
    Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • electrolite 04/05/2015

    @romelpotter

    They may as well test what people are willing to pay and bring in some revenue at the same time rather than attempt to absorb all the cost for a technology that may not take off.
    Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • electrolite 30/04/2015

    @Spuzzell

    "I am asking for a reason why people are buying this gaming platform."

    Games. That's why I bought one, and I haven't been disappointed.
    Reply +7
  • electrolite 30/04/2015

    @PCMaestro

    It's almost as if (gasp) exclusives aren't that big a deal
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 30/04/2015

    @Adam-802

    "XB1....is actually catching up slowly"

    No it isn't. As illustrated in, er, the article you posted.
    Reply +13
  • electrolite 30/04/2015

    @Hailst0rm

    "Poor people, if only they knew they could build a PC much better for the same cost"

    No you can't.
    Reply +9
  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • electrolite 25/04/2015

    A good read but some odd choices-Starfox Adventures? Really?! I'd take remasters of (deep breath) Luigi's Mansion, Wave Race Blue Storm, Pikmin 1 + 2, Metroid Prime 1 + 2, Paper Mario Thousand Year Door, Twilight Princess and Chibi Robo before that.

    The Cube was really lovely hardware and maybe its relative lack of success and the fact that most of its games have avoided the HD treatment and remained undiscovered by the masses keeps it such an interesting machine to look back at.
    Reply 0
  • Battlefield: Hardline trumps Bloodborne in March US retail sales

  • electrolite 17/04/2015

    @mega-gazz

    OR are sales unrelated to quality? You know, it just might be that
    Reply +1
  • Xbox One UK price now 299.99

  • electrolite 13/04/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    Yes as do physical games. I have both. Why restrict yourself to either digital or physical? Not only restrictive price wise but all this 'digital is accepted as the future' smacks of unquestioningly doing what the platform holders (owners of the captive market) tell you. Makes no sense*

    *On consoles at least, I can understand it with the PC
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 13/04/2015

    @cloudskipa

    Digital all the way? Oh good. You obviously have an eye for a bargain. Would you like to buy some magic beans?
    Reply +7
  • What made Super Mario 64 so special?

  • electrolite 12/04/2015

    @Malek86

    If it was the stars being too difficult to figure out then Mario Sunshine was probably what put people off. It was a lot more opaque in that sense. Plus modern gamers used to FPS Games need a lot more handholding.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 12/04/2015

    Everything. It was a pioneer in 3D game design, it had superb controls, it was full of personality, it was superbly playable and addictive, it looked great (and still does played on the Wii U gamepad) and it was and is great fun. Reply +1
  • The Wii U games confirmed for release in 2015

  • electrolite 08/04/2015

    Pretty good line up especially for a struggling console in its third full year. Judging by last year's E3 we can expect a couple of surprises still unannounced too. Won't do Nintendo any harm, as discerning types watching on will be noting how well Nintendo are supporting the Wii U even though it hasn't sold well and even though they themselves may not own one. Reply 0
  • The best Xbox One games

  • electrolite 06/04/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77


    "Where's Goldeneye today?"

    Licence hell I think. Not that it would have made it online at any point since 1997 anyway, being a Nintendo game.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 06/04/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    Ah I see. There was two threads there. One about its impact on console FPS and one about it popularising th Sci-Fi shooter.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 06/04/2015

    @Liuwil

    "Is it so difficult to grasp the concept of the word "popularize"."

    If it means to make an already popular thing slightly more popular you're spot on. That's not what it means though.

    "Golden Eye sold 8M copies in total. That means since it's release till whatever day."

    From it's release in 1997 until at the very latest mid-2002 when the N64 was discontinued. Less than 5 years.

    "Halo CE sold 5M copies in just five years". So less than Goldeneye in a similar timescale.

    "It was the fastest game to reach the 1M copies sold mark in history." It was the fastest that generation at that point. Even MS don't claim it was the fastest ever in their press release at the time because it wasn't.
    http://news.microsoft.com/2002/04/08/halo-combat-evolved-for-xbox-tops-1-million-mark-in-record-time/


    Later, Halo 2 sold 2.4 million copies in 24 hours. Ah ha, now Halo 2 was the big break in establishing online FPS on consoles. Not arguing with that

    "it's incoming revenue left many people with open mouths" You're being over dramatic. Like with the earlier inaccurate claim regarding the original game.

    "Before Halo, nobody saw consoles as a viable platform for first person shooters, not only because of the controls, but also the alleged lack of demand."

    Goldeneye, Medal of Honour, Doom/Quake/Duke Nukem/Quake 2/Quake 3/Unreal Tournament all made it to consoles, Timesplitters, Turok, Perfect Dark

    "Halo at it's time broke the charts of the entire entertainment industry".

    No it didn't.

    "Golden Eye was a great game for sure and it undeniably had great influence of it's own. But the volume of people Halo attracted to itself and later to Microsoft's platform remains unchallenged by any other game before"

    This is just a press release now. Oh and I never denied the number of FPS on consoles increased


    "Do you now see the overwhelming difference in the popularity of those games? "

    No but as I say it seems very important to you that it exists for some reason
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 06/04/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    You're welcome to your opinion of course but Goldeneye was massive in 1998, and Half-Life was too. Anecdotal evidence of course but I know of people who weren't into games, let alone FPS, getting into these two. Doom got mentioned on Friends, it doesn't get much more pop culture than that.
    Reply +7
  • electrolite 06/04/2015

    @Drakos

    The people you know aren't a representative sample though. Out in the real world the biggest selling games are multi-platform, the Console with the weakest range of exclusives but the best version of the multi-plats is the best seller and the Console with the best exclusives but very few of the big multi-plats is getting left behind. Having the latest COD, GTA, FIFA etc is utterly vital to a machines success. Exclusives are just a bonus and only the very biggest make any impact on Console sales.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 06/04/2015

    @Liuwil

    Yes. Goldeneye did exactly that. That's why it sold 8 million copies. More than the first Halo. And sci-fi shooters like Doom, Quake, Quake 2, Half Life and Unreal were mass market successes way before Halo. I get the feeling it's very important to you that Halo be regarded as Ground Zero for shooters, I don't know why, but to do that you have to deny reality.
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 05/04/2015

    @Drakos

    'Multi-platforms don't really sell or interest people who are thinking of purchasing a console'

    Eh? Have you got into your parents drinks cabinet again?
    Reply +5
  • electrolite 05/04/2015

    @Liuwil

    You can only think these things if you pretend Goldeneye and the thousands of sci-fi shooters that predate Halo don't exist
    Reply +4
  • Tech Analysis: Splatoon

  • electrolite 05/04/2015

    It's nice to see Nintendo putting stuff out this year that is both a new IP and a major title. Their plan seems to involve just keeping the Wii U ticking over with filler like Mario Party, that Kirby game that could be on the 3DS Etc. That said I can't say I'm particularly excited about this one personally and the lack of voice chat at least among friends is a glaring omission. Decent graphics though and good to see Nintendo keeping the focus on performance. Reply 0
  • electrolite 04/04/2015

    @PCMaestro

    After a brainless, whiny rant like that, you calling anyone else a 'brainless kid' is comically ironic. Grow up mate.
    Reply +11
  • N64, DS games launch on Wii U Virtual Console

  • electrolite 02/04/2015

    @Suarez07

    To get a decent picture from an N64 you need an RGB-modded NTSC machine and either a CRT or an upscaler (PAL machines were slower and didn't output RGB Scart). Not to mention a copy of the game, which even cart only will cost you more than 9 quid. 8.99 doesn't look bad now.
    Reply +1