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  • Yakuza 0 review

  • frazzl 21/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Don't hate on me being honest :lol: Reply -2
  • frazzl 20/01/2017

    Excellent I will be getting this! It's about time anyway. I haven't switched on my PS4 in months. Reply -4
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be a Switch launch title in North America

  • frazzl 20/01/2017

    @INSOMANiAC It is ridiculously priced to me in comparison to similarly priced titles. Obviously such a value judgment is subjective. Never implied otherwise. I was simply pointing out that this isn't a Nintendo issue. Reply 0
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    As much as Nintendo has fucked up the last week, this isn't really their issue. The game is just as ridiculously priced on Steam. It's the dev that is to blame. Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @Gizmopop Agreed 100% Reply 0
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @apoc_reg Me too. If it is that'll make not buying the Switch that much easier. Reply +1
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @Diablo13 I agree. Reply +1
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Haha you beat me to it! +1 Reply +1
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @Gizmopop From Reggie himself:

    Fils-Aime: 3DS has a long life in front of it. We’ve already announced games that will be launching in the first couple quarters of this year. There are a number of big games coming. And in our view, the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch are going to live side-by-side. You’re going to be meeting different price points, you’re going to be meeting different types of consumers, you’re going to have the newest, freshest content available on Nintendo Switch, you’ve got a thousand-game library available on Nintendo 3DS, plus some key new ones coming. They’re going to coexist just fine. We’ve done this before, managing two different systems.

    I think there’s a sense that Nintendo Switch is a portable device. It is portable. But at its heart, it’s a home console that you can take with you on the go.
    I have placed the relevant part in bold. Also note how the Switch is not going to replace the 3DS. You can read the full interview here
    Reply +2
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @spekkeh What are you talking about? A poster said this to me:

    They want to give a new way to play Zelda not a better looking Zelda.
    I was simply highlighting the fact that Zelda games have been available on Nintendo's handheld consoles for a long while now. Nothing new about it. Who said anything about not being able to play Zelda games in portable mode?
    Reply +5
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @spekkeh and @JoelStinty I stand corrected. Checked an online NZ retailer and the prices for the 2 versions are the same. Reply +2
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @antray84 A portable Zelda experience is not new. There have been plenty of portable Zeldas on Nintendo handhelds. Reply +4
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @I_Am_CatButler
    ... Nintendo) will be adding a premium just for the novelty of it.
    Now this is what I think the real reason for the premium is and this is why it pisses me off.

    As Spekkeh and Joel_Stinty have pointed out there seems to be no premium any more. In which case I have no issue with Zelda. The Switch on the other hand...
    Reply +2
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot
    Will you really play this whilst being jostled on the bus though? Action games really aren't suited to portable play. I like handhelds are much as the next guy, but while travelling I only play turn based/strategy games.
    I agree with you again. WTF is happening! :lol:
    Reply +5
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @Killerbee
    The point people seem to be forgetting is that Switch is, ultimately, a handheld console.
    You do realize Nintendo are marketing the Switch as primarily a home console...
    Reply +3
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @I_Am_CatButler Given that they're making these cartridges in bulk, I sincerely doubt they increase the price of each manufactured game by $20. Nintendo naturally could just have easily gone with an SD cart for their software. It's not as if proprietary media has ever stopped game pirates. Reply +3
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @-Gemini73- To be truthful I am not overly bothered by the 900p thing. If it maintains a lock on 30 fps and has no frame-pacing issues I am happy from a tech perspective.

    What I don't like is the $20 premium for the Switch version. It's ridiculous. Even more so for the fact that Eurogamer seem totally uninterested in asking Nintendo what the hell is up!
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @vert1go I think people are querying why the only major difference between the Wii U version and the Switch version is a 36% increase in resolution. Especially considering the Wii U was released 4.5 years prior. Reply +4
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @DAN.E.B The PS4 and X1 are under-powered compared to a gaming PC. They are however cheaper and significantly more powerful than the Switch. Reply +6
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @smelly
    just a tick.. let me check how many xbone games only run at 720p and struggle to hit 30fps...
    I would like to see that list too!
    Reply +10
  • Micro Machines returns with World Series

  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    Loved Micro Machines on the Mega Drive. Hopefully this will be just as good. Reply +2
  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs £50, Konami says

  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @Sicho Would they be able to if they didn't not own a Switch themselves? What a silly question. Reply +5
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    #fuckonami Reply +8
  • £60 Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch now £50 on Amazon UK

  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @PinktotheLast Um you do realize that Nintendo dropped the price of the Wii U within months of launch by USD50. Google it if you don't believe me. Reply +1
  • frazzl 19/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_
    I don't want this one TBH, but my boys do. I've made a compromise with them, that they can stick it on this years Christmas wishlist.

    ... Obviously I'll have to 'test' it first.
    Obviously :). Your kids are lucky to have a gaming dad. My folks were never interested in video games. I guess that's normal for oldies like us.
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Agreed. Will have to resist the temptation come March (because I am an idiot when it comes to new consoles), and wait for the inevitable price drops and bundles further down the line. More games too! Reply +1
  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I am too cynical to see this as anything but a Nintendo cash grab. Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing Even the grip? A piece of plastic with a USB port for charging? Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing The Wii controller was not as expensive and largely has the same tech - the ir sensor shouldn't be overly costly. Someone is bound to do a component price teardown. We'll find out more then.

    Edit: Ignoring the price of the Joy Cons themselves, you have to admit that adding a USB port to a standard grip does not justify an additional charge of USD25. That's the real issue.
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing They are cheaper than then Joy Cons and that's including the ability to charge. Add the charging grip to the pair of Joy Cons and the price difference is even bigger.

    In terms of functionality you are neglecting to take into account that the PS4 has a touch pad and analog triggers, while the X1 controller not only has analogue triggers, they have added haptic feedback to them. I'd argue that the difference is functionality is not significant.

    From what I have read about the Joy Cons, they use a slide rail system - they might not need to actually snap together. Not sure though as I obviously haven't used the Joy Con.
    Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing The DS4 and X1 controllers are great quality controllers too. Nothing cheap about them. Don't forget that the "premium" grip is nothing apart from some plastic and a USB port. Surely that's not complex and worth what they're charging? Reply +2
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @spectre_bazza FYI in NZ a wireless X1 controller with an included play and charge kit and USB cable are $30 cheaper than a pair of Joy Cons (no grip or anything). Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @smelly I have. More than once. NZ isn't know for its great ISPs ;). So before making shite up have a look at what can and can't be done offline here.

    At least X1 owners don't need to use a mobile phone to chat online with an app that's rumoured to be paid too!
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @ShiftyGeezer
    It's not a big problem in usage. The question is one of Nintendo not including a buck's worth of USB port and wiring in the normal JoyCon adaptor so you can plug it in and charge while playing. That's incredibly cheap and IMO difficult to justify.

    Instead of arguing that this isn't such a big deal, instead answer why it is better for Nintendo and consumers to not provide Joycon charging in the default JoyGrip out of the box.
    This! +1
    Reply +3
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @rep- It's not a particularly convenient way though. Remember all the fuss people made about having to change discs once or twice during a 50 hour play through. Compare that to having to plug and unplug the joycon every few sessions so that they can charge. In all honesty how hard is it for Nintendo to have only one type of grip - one with a usb port for charging? This is nickel and diming plain and simple.

    Edit: I agree about the launch line-up. It is very disappointing. But if the Switch was:
    1) cheaper
    2) didn't charge ridiculous prices for accessories most people will end up wanting and
    3) didn't inflict a surcharge for Wii U ports

    I would have pre-ordered one just for Zelda. As it stands I am going to wait till the inevitable drop in price. It happened with the Wii U after all.
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @Money_sandwhch You are confusing bemusement with anger. Explains why you don't think Nintendo are screwing you over. Oh well, it's your money to waste :cool: Reply +2
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @Money_sandwhch
    Reasonably you, or at least I, would only have to dock them once or twice a week because of the 20 hour charge. Circumstances vary of course, but the point is, this inconvenience you speak of is contrived and born of cynicism.
    This was exactly the same logic that was used by MS when they wanted to justify the once a day log in. After all just how many people aren't able to check in for 10 seconds online once every 24 hours? You know the response they received - was it contrived and born of cynicism? Especially when the commentators complaining were obviously online bitching about it.

    It's the same thing here. Charging extra for something like the ability to charge your controllers while playing on your TV is ridiculous. Only the most blinkered fanboy would deny this.
    Reply +4
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @Money_sandwhch It's not elaborate. Nintendo are marketing the Switch primarily as a home console. This means that they see people playing it in its dock plugged into a big screen.

    Without the premium grip you can't charge your Joy-Cons and play. You would have to, after each session, unplug the Joy-Cons from their grip, and plug them into the main unit, each and every time. Let's not forget you'll need to unplug them from the main unit and then plug them into the grip when you do want to play. I would call that fucking inconvenient.
    Reply +5
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @Yogafire I am not trolling. If the Switch is in its dock you will be using the Joy-Cons with a grip like a standard controller, right? I don't recall there being a dock for this Joy-Con configuration. So to charge my Joy-Con I would need to unplug them from the grip, and plug them into the tablet each and every time I stop playing. And when I want to play on the big screen I have to do the reverse of that each time too! You seriously can't think that's convenient!? Reply +7
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ He'll have more success with Nintendo :P. The faithful are falling over each other trying to justify this :lol: Reply +4
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @Money_sandwhch What if you forgot to charge your Joy Con after your previous gaming sessions? A few days later in the evening you want to play after a long hard days work on your big screen TV. You then find out that your Joy Cons are out of power 15 minutes into your session. If you don't have the "premium" grip your only option to play would be in tablet mode. If you don't think this is bullshit I reckon you're part of the problem. Reply +2
  • frazzl 16/01/2017

    @smelly Remember that whole "log in once a day" X1 scenario? Remember the guy who questioned how anyone would not be able to connect once a day and said "deal with it" to everyone who disagreed? Now how did that go for him? Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/01/2017

    @smelly
    Is that right? Because who the fuck needs to play a game for longer than 20 hours at a time without needing sleep?
    Not everyone charges their controller after every gaming session. People forget - they have other things to worry about other than how much charge their videogame controller has. Not being able to charge and play while hooked up to your TV unless you buy an accessory is bullshit.
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 16/01/2017

    @VanillaLake @Yautja_Warrior Thanks for the information.

    That's pretty poor in my opinion. Nintendo is marketing the Switch as primarily a home console yet I can't charge my controller while playing on the big screen using the standard grip.

    Sure it has a long battery life and sure it can be charged while you're not playing, but shit happens. People forget to charge when they put the console away. I know I do. So if that happens with the Switch I now need to play on the small screen?! Fuck that.
    Reply +3
  • Sony closes Rigs studio Guerrilla Cambridge

  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    @spamdangled Haven't you heard? MS is the bad guy. Sony is the good guy. Nintendo is saintly - they can do no wrong! :lol: Reply +1
  • Custom Resident Evil PS4 controller is as disgusting as it is amazing

  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    Not sure how practical the controller would be to use but it looks awesome :) Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs 2 gets a free three-hour demo

  • frazzl 18/01/2017

    If the demo starts from the beginning of the game it'll not work - it took me a while to warm up to WD2 and the first few hours were definitely trying. Still prefer the original WD though. Reply +1
  • Microsoft announces inflatable Xbox One controller for your pool

  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @andrewsqual Shouldn't you be too busy playing your PS4 ;) Reply -7
  • Nintendo: Switch launch day "not be-all and end-all"

  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @lostmuppet Beat me to it! Sterling does what Eurogamer won't! Reply +4
  • frazzl 17/01/2017

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer
    That release table is very slender god help Nintendo if MARIO slips to 2018.
    We'll get an editorial from Martin or Oli about why the Switch is still a brilliant machine ;)
    Reply +3