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  • Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails review

  • gimo80 14/05/2014

    Ahh, good to see this receiving a warm reception! I have to say the number of quality indie titles are definitely making their way onto the Wii U - quite a few are on the horizon too thanks to Kickstarter. Shall definitely be picking this one up tomorrow. In the digital sense obviously. Reply 0
  • Swords & Soldiers HD dated for Wii U next week

  • gimo80 14/05/2014

    Been noticing that quite a few indie games have been trickling into the e-shop recently - Abyss, Scram Kitty, Stick it to the Man, Child of Light...

    Now for a proper VC overhaul, a stellar E3 and we're all set :D
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  • Video: Kinect Sports Rivals preview

  • gimo80 19/03/2014

    Although Rare have always taken inspiration from Nintendo (DK, Banjo, Diddy Kong Racing), this is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Hell, even Nuts and Bolts was significantly more ambitious than this - I seriously cannot believe this is the same company that pioneered adventure gaming, whether be it in first or third person. I want that sense of wonderment back, that sense of discovery - even games like Kameo and Viva Pinata had that!

    This game however - no creativity whatsoever. Utterly shambolic.
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  • Sonic, Ecco, Shinobi getting new 3D Classics re-makes

  • gimo80 30/10/2013

    Awesome news for 2DS owners :P I'm actually really excited to see these with the 3D effect, despite having played all these games quite a bit recently! Strange. Reply -1
  • Mario U and Luigi DLC replace Nintendo Land in Wii U Premium bundle

  • gimo80 23/10/2013

    Decent approach as it clearly shows that Nintendo Land failed to become a USP for the console, despite it being an excellent showcase for the system. Best to stick with a franchise that people are familiar with then :) Let's just hope that Nintendo tap into a wider market this Christmas which should then effectively create a better attach rate so they can make more experimental games! Although I'm all for Mario/Zelda/Metroid, a scrummy new franchise would make me squeal. Reply 0
  • Watch us play New Super Luigi U from 5pm BST

  • gimo80 20/06/2013

    Excellent level design as expected. I always find the comments section incredibly negative on Eurogamer regarding Nintendo however I honestly feel that the 3DS has had such a phenomenal couple of months and with Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, Sonic, DK, Zelda HD, Mario and The Wonderful 101 on the horizon, I'm honestly thrilled with the selection of games coming out.

    And in terms of rehashing franchises and previous incarnations, I always find something fresh with each release. The only real exception was New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS albeit being a fully functional game. As long as there plenty of twists around each corner on Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze then I will be pretty darn happy!

    While I would appreciate more second-party and third party releases, I will only purchase Nintendo consoles for their own brand of games and how they can be translated to the new hardware - Super Mario 64 was truly innovative for its time when you could actually tip toe using the analogue stick and Nintendo always have that knack for wowing me by introducing new gameplay mechanics - the PS4/XbOne will offer different experiences for me that I will find exclusive to those particular machines.

    So yeah, really excited for this Christmas! Plenty of games coming out....I just hope that I can work enough hours during that time!
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  • Kid Icarus: Uprising dev Project Sora disbands

  • gimo80 11/07/2012

    This was actually one of Nintendo's more innovative titles - so much replay value and customisation options, excellent flying mechanics and downright hilarious banter throughout. What a PIT-y. Reply 0
  • P-100 from Platinum Games coming to Wii U

  • gimo80 05/06/2012

    What an awesome looking game! Defintely interested to see how the controller works with this one. Why the hell was this not shown at the conference rather than games that are like months old instead? Hmm. Reply +6
  • Nintendo's E3 2012 Conference

  • gimo80 05/06/2012

    Oh. Reply 0
  • Retrospective: Grim Fandango

  • gimo80 05/02/2012

    Quite simply one of my favourite all time games. So many laugh out loud moments, brilliantly designed puzzles and incredible characterisation - definitely the epitome of the genre in my eyes. Nothing like a bit of Glottis singing The Rusty Anchor :) Reply +3
  • THQ reveals plans for 1.4m unsold uDraw tablets

  • gimo80 04/02/2012

    It was either this or a Crayola set for my niece... Reply 0
  • Sega names new UK studio

  • gimo80 23/01/2012

    Panzer Dragoon Vita?! Reply +1
  • Megaupload founder among world's top Modern Warfare 3 players

  • gimo80 23/01/2012

    Quite a large cake, I must say. Reply +3
  • Amy developer responds to critical mauling

  • gimo80 17/01/2012

    Absolutely ridiculous. The gameplay mechanics are just horrendous (especially the combat system), the acting is laughable and the puzzles take you away from the 'action' so much - the pacing, atmosphere, EVERYTHING about the game is appalling.

    Expectations are high for easy mode then!
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  • Miyamoto confirms he's working on new "original" title

  • gimo80 07/01/2012

    @lolercopter Admittedly, Nintendo have been somewhat lacking this generation...but you must admit that whenever they truly commit themselves to a project, it can be seen as a landmark title. This is why I find Nintendo so exciting still, despite the lack of truly killer titles for the Wii. And in response to your Sega/EA comparison, the former have truly lost their creative edge since both Jet Set Radio Future and Panzer Dragoon Orta flopped on the Xbox, which was a crying shame. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011

  • gimo80 01/01/2012

    i like eggs Reply +4
  • Eurogamer's Top 10 Wii Games

  • gimo80 14/11/2011

    Little King's Story is an absolute must. Reply +4
  • Nintendo: Super Mario 3D Land is "like a hamburger"

  • gimo80 29/10/2011

    @diddy1978 an incredibly articulate response. I especially enjoyed the 'you allll rot in hell' part, that's real passion right there. Reply +6
  • Zelda: Skyward Sword cinematic

  • gimo80 11/10/2011

    Wow, the fully orchestrated soundtrack really makes a difference! So far, so epic :) Reply +1
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3DS trailer

  • gimo80 12/09/2011

    No. Reply +1
  • Have videogames lost the plot?

  • gimo80 08/03/2011

    I still think the characterisation and plot lines in point and click games are pretty awesome (most notably Grim Fandango), but the vast majority of gaming doesn't really take these things into consideration at the moment. MGS4 is a prime example of this - convoluted beyond believe, despite being pretty entertaining. Reply +8
  • Mike Patton signed for The Darkness 2

  • gimo80 17/02/2011

    The guy's a legend, his work in Portal was outstanding too :) I recall him even doing the monster noises in I Am Legend - he's ust so insanely versatile.



    He can also do a pretty awesome Anthony Keidis too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHrGLkFG6U
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  • Goggle at Ridge Racer 3D gameplay

  • gimo80 04/02/2011

    I swear I see blood splat on the screen at 32 seconds. Reply +2
  • Eurogamer seeks Features Editor

  • gimo80 03/02/2011

    @coomber: Yeah, I think I'll definitely give it a go. I desperately need a job after Uni...chances are I'll probably go back to working at the fish and chippy! I need to entice them somehow. Perhaps a video of me wearing nipples tassels while singing Lady Gaga might do the trick.

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  • gimo80 02/02/2011

    I'm in my final year at University studying English Literature and Creative Writing (and should hopefully end up with a 2:1), however would this affect my chances at all? I have plenty of work experience under my belt and have a number of contacts at Future Publishing (most notably the Official Playstation Magazine) and I currently write for a website called Gamer Limit (doing features/articles/news/reviews, etc) but because of my age (I'm 22) and the fact that I have 4 months to go, is there any point that I should apply now or perhaps wait until I've finished full time education?



    I'm thinking about moving to Brighton after University, also! But yeah, not sure if now is the right time to apply for something so ambitious. Still, it's something that I've always wanted to do.
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  • Retrospective: Blinx: The Time Sweeper

  • gimo80 23/01/2011

    I actually LOVED this game back in the day, however it was crippled by difficulty spikes, an abominable camera and uninspired level design. The novelty of pausing time in water always seemed to amuse me, giving you the ability to create a pathway in what looked like a sea of jello. To be honest, that was the only particularly salvageable moment considering how derivative the rest of the game was. Looks like time was less than kind to Blinx.



    And the sequel was pretty redundant too.
    Reply +3
  • Four Ubisoft Nintendo 3DS launch titles

  • gimo80 20/01/2011

    I remember Rayman DS being released as a launch title for the DS back in 2005. It was fucking shambolic. Please Ubisoft, stop it. Adding 3D really won't make much of a difference. Reply 0
  • Three modes for Super Monkey Ball 3D

  • gimo80 19/01/2011

    Awesome use of 3D there. Reply 0
  • European Nintendo 3DS Conference

  • gimo80 19/01/2011

    My primary concern is the number of IP's being released - I'm all for reboots, but I would like to see a brand new franchise that utilises the 3D capabilities of the console seamlessly. The last time I recall Ninty doing something totally new was Pikmin on the GC...I may be mistaken however. But yeah, still excited for the console, Kid Icarus looks truly incredible.

    And hell yeah, Maoam Stripes are so moreish, definitely a hazard to my health.

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  • gimo80 19/01/2011

    Not to mention a wham bar. Reply 0
  • Killzone 3 UK release date

  • gimo80 14/01/2011

    Well I thought that trailer was simply riveting. Reply 0
  • Games of 2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2

  • gimo80 28/12/2010

    The Galaxy series actually sparked my interest in gaming again - before that I was playing countless FPS/driving games, only to walk away feeling dissatisfied afterwards. After a somewhat lengthy drought in 2007, Super Mario Galaxy came out...and my god, I was fucking sold. The game is pretty much a sensory overload; incredible visuals, a rousing (and/or arousing) orchestrated score and ingenious level design. It nearly made me weep in sheer, unadulterated joy.



    Galaxy 2 probably sits alongside Ocarina of Time for me. It's actually flawless. Here's to another incredible game in one of the most celebrated series in gaming history :)
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  • Flame-grilled new Uncharted 3 screens

  • gimo80 17/12/2010

    @WizenWolfBain



    I whole heartedly disagree. Uncharted 2 truly set the benchmark for this generation - some of the set pieces are absolutely insane, not to mention the train segment that seamlessly integrates new environments after you have finished a certain section. From a technical point of view, it's actually ridiculous. And from an artistic point of view, it's excellent too - Assassin's Creed suffers from awful character models and lip synching and Resi Evil 5 can sometimes look a little bland and repetitive (despite looking terrific).



    This game already looks fantastic, looking forward to it muchly :)
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  • Dreamcast Collection confirmed

  • gimo80 14/12/2010

    KISS: PSYCHO CIRCUS!!



    *Ahem*
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  • November US sales: Microsoft's spin

  • gimo80 10/12/2010

    Well the Wii is blitzing the competition at the moment (check VG Chartz) so it may seem that Nintendo will come up trumps once again this holiday season. Not that it surprises me; the Wii is considerably cheaper and has an incredible vast library of games at its disposal.



    I hope Kinect can somewhat persuade me next year, the technology certainly seems impressive. But to be honest, Dance Central and Kinect Sports doesn't quite cut it for me!
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  • Uwe Boll to shoot Dungeon Siege 2 movie

  • gimo80 02/12/2010

    I actually thoroughly enjoyed Postal, a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine to be honest! And Far Cry was absolutely hilarious - Emilio 'the food guy' nearly killed me, he was just so inexcusably awful yet so entertaining at the same time.



    While these films in 'movie terms' are technically inept, they still bring a smile to my face. Alone in the Dark was depressingly awful though.
    Reply +1
  • Sonic Colours

  • gimo80 11/11/2010

    So glad this one turned out alright! It's encouraging to see Sonic Team actually taking care of their flagship mascot, and it's even more encouraging how aware they are of how terrible previous incarnations were. The last relatively decent Sonic game in my opinion was probably the original Sonic Rush, it was literally just fast, succinct and to the point.



    Well pumped for this! Yeehay!
    Reply +2
  • Kinect Sports launch trailer

  • gimo80 03/11/2010

    Wow...so much variety. They even had to repeat it at the end just for extra impact. Reply +2
  • Sonic Adventure on XBLA today

  • gimo80 15/09/2010

    Probably the best 3D Sonic game...which isn't really saying much, but it's still good fun nonetheless. And calling Crazy Taxi a revamp is totally wrong, it's a step backwards if anything! Without The Offspring it's just not the same :( Reply +11
  • Epic Mickey extended intro

  • gimo80 04/09/2010

    Gucci sunglasses for $15?! What an absolute steal! Reply +3
  • Wii sales hit 30 million in US

  • gimo80 11/08/2010

    I actually think the Wii has had a great year so far - Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment 2, No More Heroes 2 and Mario Galaxy 2 are all games that have literally blown me away. I also think there are a fair few underrated gems on the console that people seem to forget about (namely Muramasa, Zack and Wiki, Little King's Story, Madworld, etc) - I agree that there aren't as many bloackbusters as I hoped, but there are still some quality titles for the system.



    Definitely looking forward to Metroid Other: M, Kirby and Donkey Kong too :) Here's hoping there's still plenty more life in the Wii!
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  • Linkin Park MOH video launches

  • gimo80 02/08/2010

    What the hell is up with the production in this song?? All the effects sound like default settings on a microkorg synth - plus the beat in the bridge section simply does not work. The only bit that saves it is the ending, which I thought was pretty cool - nice chord progression there.



    Disappointed in most of the song to be honest. I heard that they held a competition for fans to actually create the instrumentation section of the song...and this is the best they came up with! Anyways, the game looks promising, hopefully the solo campaign should be pretty gripping.
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  • UK charts: Crackdown 2 in at one

  • gimo80 12/07/2010

    BURN BABY BURN Reply 0
  • Monkey Island 2: SE - first 20 mins

  • gimo80 08/07/2010

    I always had a different idea of how the characters would sound in my head when I played the original versions - while I think Guybrush sounds like a perfect fit, Largo was just waaay off! But hey, that's just me, I'm sure there are others out there that feel the voices fit the style and mood perfectly. Reply 0
  • The Conduit 2 gets MotionPlus support

  • gimo80 11/06/2010

    I hope they don't concentrate too much on the technicalities of the game and actually try to make a FPS that offers something new this time around. The last one was painfully derivative - it felt kind of nostalgic in the sense that it looked and played very much like Perfect Dark for the N64, but in this generation it doesn't quite cut it. Reply +2
  • de Blob sequel coming in early 2011

  • gimo80 06/05/2010

    2012?! Damn, that's a long wait...surely it would be 100% forgotten about by that point! Reply +1
  • Nintendo dates Q2 line-up

  • gimo80 08/04/2010

    Don't forget No More Heroes 2! Get in! Reply +4
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

  • gimo80 26/02/2010

    SO. PSYCHED. JISM. ACK. Reply 0
  • Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

  • gimo80 18/02/2010

    Jesus christ monkey balls... Reply 0
  • Naughty Dog "not interested" in PS3 wand for third-person action games

  • gimo80 06/01/2010

    Granted, there have been no decent FPS games for the Wii at present (Metroid Prime doesn't count), but the control scheme is pretty accomplished. I actually felt The Conduit was really intuitive but erm...yeah, just a tad repetitive. No thanks. Reply 0