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  • 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 +10
  • 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
  • Nintendo issues takedown notice for Super Mario 64 HD project

  • electrolite 01/04/2015

    @George-Roper

    "you can't fucking buy it anymore can you?"

    Yes. Yes you can.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 31/03/2015

    Nintendo may have made an artform out of being arseholes over the years and seem to have an entire division of the company dedicated to shooting themselves in the foot but it's totally understandable, reasonable and unsurprising to see them do this. And not only because it looks toss. Reply +3
  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not launch in 2015

  • electrolite 29/03/2015

    @Strumbar

    Yeah the SNES versions of Xenoblade Chronicles, Devils Third, Splattoon, Project Guard and Mario Party were classics
    Reply 0
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars review

  • electrolite 26/03/2015

    @MrTomFTW

    Probably about 150 of them are worth playing too
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo might be making the most exciting online shooter in years

  • electrolite 23/03/2015

    @Big-Swiss

    You don't get to call anyone else retarded
    Reply +1
  • See which retro game consoles can survive a 15 foot drop

  • electrolite 21/03/2015

    My experience differs. Both my Dreamcasts died. I'm pretty certain the Gamecube (rock solid, tough little sod) and the Saturn (a breeze block) could take the DC in a fight. Equally my SNES was indestructible. It had the back panel smashed off and despite all the innards being on display, not to mention the indignity of us using a putter to hit the reset button after a Mario Kart Cup in my university house, it was still working 18 years after I bought it. Nails. Reply +1
  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • electrolite 19/03/2015

    @drxym

    Personally I agree that the Wii U was doomed from the start, I'm still not sure what they were trying to achieve or who they were trying to sell it too. It smacked of doing something different for the sake of it. Then the utter mess Nintendo made of the machines first year made absolutely sure it would struggle.

    However I've never been convinced about them going cross platform. Currently they have the opportunity to make money off hardware, peripherals, licencing third party games and of course their own software. If they go third party they lose most of that and have to give away a cut of software profits to MS or Sony. Not only that but they'd lose the cost/time advantages of developing on their own hardware that they're familiar with and shutting down their hardware facilities won't be cheap.

    Maybe as a last resort but there's plenty they can try before then.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 19/03/2015

    @Uncompetative

    I have no idea why some clowns keep claiming there's nothing to play on PS4. Some gamers continue to have a strange obsession with exclusives I guess.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 19/03/2015

    @crackerjack245

    That's just a noise mate
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 19/03/2015

    I can't believe when I posted under another Nintendo story "There's some spectacular leaps to highly dubious conclusions in these comments" Eurogamer decided 'that's a good idea, let's do that' Reply 0
  • Nintendo NX is "new hardware with a brand new concept"

  • electrolite 17/03/2015

    @zzkj

    Where does it say it's a Streaming thing?
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 17/03/2015

    @jabberwoky

    When did they release a machine with similar power to the PS3 ten years after the PS3? The PS3 isn't ten years old yet
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 17/03/2015

    @rambozo

    Where does it say they're releasing a new Console in the next year?
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 17/03/2015

    There's some spectacular leaps to highly dubious conclusions in these comments Reply +2
  • Phil Spencer's new vision for the Xbox One

  • electrolite 15/03/2015

    @frazzl

    "Sony fanboys HERE are worse than their counterparts HERE. Why? Because of their sheer number"

    That's going to be the case everywhere because of this sales situation. Same as how in 2008 this place was rabidly pro-360.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 15/03/2015

    @cloudskipa
    "there was never a time where the PS2 "completely dominated"

    Yes there was. 2000-06. At the end of 2005 it had sold more than double GC and XBox combined. There's no grey area there.
    Reply +2
  • Majora's Mask 3D bests Evolve in February US retail sales

  • electrolite 13/03/2015

    @Sovereign

    Er nice one. So, the US charts then....
    Reply +1
  • PS4 update 2.50 to add Suspend/Resume feature

  • electrolite 12/03/2015

    60fps Remote Play is excellent news. Don't know how well it works over the internet but I use it at home and it's pretty good so an increased framerate is a proper bonus. Reply +1
  • Dying Light tops UK chart as physical version finally launches

  • electrolite 02/03/2015

    @alimokrane

    Do you honestly think they don't want to or ignore digital sales on purpose? The platform holders won't release the numbers
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 02/03/2015

    @riceNpea

    It's still worth publishing. Not Chart Tracks fault the platform holders won't release digital numbers.

    P.S. I negged you just for crying about negs
    Reply +12
  • Does resolution really matter?

  • electrolite 28/02/2015

    @Bickle2

    Everybody look! The 'real games' alarm is going off. We've got ourselves a dickhead.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 28/02/2015

    The two key quotes for me:-
    "resolution became a way of quantifying the technological capabilities of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One....resolution is a parameter by which the differing power levels of the machines can be addressed"

    That's the extent of my interest in the resolution debate.

    "perhaps the biggest takeaway from the survey data is that it's the Wii U owners that are having the most fun from their gaming hardware..."

    Yup....
    Reply +1
  • Sonic fans release long lost tech demo of unfinished Saturn game

  • electrolite 25/02/2015

    A few other posters have commented on how unlikely it was that Sonic would be able to make the transition to proper 3D and I have to agree. I always thought Sega would have been better doing something like Pandemonium but much quicker. Looks 3D-ish but plays in 2D. Nights showed the Saturn could do something like that. 2D platformers were very unfashionable in the late-90's I think both as a reflection of the industrys obsession with 3D and a reaction to the overload of 2D platformers on the 16-bits.

    The irony of this is 3D games from that era generally look pretty bad now, being the first steps down that road whereas the 2D stuff (e.g. Astal, Radiant Silvergun, Mischief Makers) stands the test of time a lot better.

    The other irony is that from the middle of the last decade, led by New Super Mario Bros and the indie revolution on PC, 2D platformers are very much an accepted part of the gaming landscape yet Sega seem determined to pump out endless dross 3D sonic games like Lost World or Boom rather than the ace Generations. Sigh. There aren't en ough hours in the day to be baffled by Sega's business decisions.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo: "difficult" decision to hold back New 3DS release in Europe, US

  • electrolite 25/02/2015

    @Samael_Blackwing

    Yeah I did that when I was about 16. Then I actually grew up and realised it was bollocks and as an adult you can play whatever you want.
    Reply 0
  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • electrolite 23/02/2015

    Making me chuckle to see

    A) Posters who think exclusives are a big deal

    B) Posters who think 'bad games' getting to No.1 is a new thing

    C) Posters surprised that reviews don't affect sales all that much

    D) That rot from @cloudskipa just below me

    E) The post from @madvalrockatansky who seems to think there is only 'a game every 8 months on PS4'.
    Reply +7
  • The Order: 1886 review

  • electrolite 19/02/2015

    @L_A_G

    Not a reader eh?
    Reply -1
  • What's the deal with Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions?

  • electrolite 19/02/2015

    @smelly

    Don't defend this Shit. If you like Nintendo the last thing you want to be doing is defending this Shit. You need to make sure this is a one-off failed experiment.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 19/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    As stupid as Nintendo and their archaic business decisions can be that's a daft comparison. Of course there would be a Shitstorm if Suspend and Resume got cancelled, it's far more important than TVii and far more people would care
    Reply 0