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  • Project Cars review

  • higgins78 08/05/2015

    I'm waiting for the WiiU version (perhaps). A nice alternative to the wonderful Mario Kart 8 is an idea. Reply 0
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review

  • higgins78 05/05/2015

    My library of WiiU (and New 3DS) games is getting out of hand, most of which I've barely scratched the surface...this hasn't helped. To be young, jobless and have no responsibilities again... Reply 0
  • It's over: PlayStation Home has closed

  • higgins78 01/04/2015

    You can't say it wasn't fun...oh, hang on. Reply 0
  • Nintendo issues takedown notice for Super Mario 64 HD project

  • higgins78 31/03/2015

    Fair enough. The guys and girls which toiled and sweated over Mario 64, bringing us arguably the most revolutionary games of all time and a stone cold classic to boot, only for somebody to stand on the shoulders of giants - call themselves tall.


    Is SM3DW, Mario Kart 8, Tropical Freeze, Smash U, etc, etc (for example) not the games 'we' ask for? Certainly was mine, exceeding my expectations.
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  • New Nintendo 3DS sold 335k during EU/US launch week

  • higgins78 17/02/2015

    Only disappointed to see A Link Between Worlds not selling nearly as much as the albeit great Majora's Mask. For me, A Link Between Worlds is the perfect balance of old and new. Remasters and reboots leave me cold - for the most part. Reply 0
  • Japan's console market at lowest point for 24 years

  • higgins78 07/01/2015

    @fabio78 who are you kidding!? Western developers - based on history - are not skilled nor innovative enough to "take it from here". Its the chav fodder and mass western advertising which is going to kill the industry, perhaps not in terms of sales but certainly ideas and polish. Reply 0
  • Wii U-exclusive Captain Toad enters UK chart in 16th

  • higgins78 05/01/2015

    What's doing well in the charts...oh yes, chav fodder. Reply 0
  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • higgins78 02/01/2015

    @coderkind Agreed. Seems like the traditional brawler isn't on trend - more's the pity. I own SF Ultra for my PC. I modest PC but it runs it at 60fps and looks ace, and the gameplay, well, just as solid as ever with a wonderful learning curve. Reply 0
  • higgins78 02/01/2015

    God forbid you should own a Wii U and/or enjoy and of the games in its strong library. Owning a 'powerful' PS4 XB1 and enjoying the latest remaster, now that's a proud achievement. Reply 0
  • higgins78 02/01/2015

    I'll admit, I was getting worried as the list neared it's end - although it hadn't been mentioned yet. Chav fodder, 'remaster', 'remaster', chav, fodder, then it arrived. Brightness, polish and perhaps most importantly, bags of fun. Thank heavens once again for Nintendo and in this particular instance Mario Kart 8. Two reasons why the industry will always look to have some light at the end of the tunnel.

    Niggle. How on earth Captain Toad, New Remix 2 and Hyrule Warriors weren't included in the list in any place is little short of embarrassing.
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  • Editor's blog: Merry Christmas!

  • higgins78 23/12/2014

    I'm calling it...GOTY 2014, Mario Kart 8. Reply 0
  • Zelda Wii U detailed with new developer walkthrough video

  • higgins78 06/12/2014

    @RSX901 I cant believe we even need to debate whether Zelda should have a manual jump...didnt Ocarina, Wind Waker and Skyward Sword prove an automatic jump triumphs? Also, I love how (still) the self-proclaimed 'hardcore' seem to know better than Nintendo's crack team. Reply 0
  • higgins78 06/12/2014

    Well, that's 2015 already sewn up. As always with Nintendo, its quality, NOT quantity. I'll tell you, I own a PS4, will likely play and own a good amount of games for it during 2015 which I will likely consider good, but come the end of 2015...it will be Nintendo who I will most fondly remember - as was 2014. Reply 0
  • Watch this Grand Theft Auto 5 PS3-to-PS4 comparison video

  • higgins78 05/11/2014

    I'll believe it when i see it - on actual ground level. This sadly looks like a lot of propaganda. Reply 0
  • The Crew beta key giveaway

  • higgins78 04/11/2014

    I've thrown my hat into the ring...fingers crossed. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs Sunset Overdrive

  • higgins78 28/10/2014

    "feels fresh and different"...really!? its still running around blasting off guns, jumping and 'spamming'. Dont get me wrong, it looks decent - even good/great, but to label it "fresh and different", sorry, no. Reply 0
  • Codemasters making a Micro Machines-style racer called Toybox Turbos

  • higgins78 24/10/2014

    Codemasters, Micro Machines...please, take my money this moment. Reply 0
  • "Majority" of DriveClub owners can now connect online

  • higgins78 20/10/2014

    No word is right. Still, my PS4 - which I bought at launch - has been useful for streaming movies/TV and the ocassional blu ray, also the odd 'remastered' game. This alone makes my now traded PS3 redundant, oh wait... Reply 0
  • Nintendo's New 3DS and 3DS XL make strong start in Japan

  • higgins78 15/10/2014

    @fushimi glad I didn't now, I was SO close. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

  • higgins78 13/10/2014

    Those Wii U 'underpowered' knockers, where are they now...

    Bleeding hypocrites.
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  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • higgins78 13/10/2014

    @schuelertomas personally I would say you could drop the PS4 from that arrangement - and that's speaking from experience. I good (ish) PC and Wii U should leave you still with more than enough great games than you have the time to play. Reply 0
  • Bayonetta 2 demo is out now

  • higgins78 10/10/2014

    @the_rydster not oversexualized, Bayonetta!? I'm sorry, I enjoyed the first game immensely, I also played and loved the demo - Bayo 2, I'll definitely be buying the full game, but to claim its not oversexualized is crazy. Reply 0
  • higgins78 09/10/2014

    @Bill_P neich audience? Erm, if that's what you want to call it, fine. You do know however that Bayonetta is a neich game, don't you? Akin to Okami and many, many more great - but very Japanese games. I've just played the demo on my Wii U, I speak from experience... no way could it look, run or play any better than it does had it been exclusive to PS4 or Xbox One.

    Edit: of course I mean niche Not neich, lol.
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  • higgins78 09/10/2014

    I've just now played and completed the demo - albeit getting bronze medals for each stage, I'm too old for this shit. That taken into account I will say, its pure unadulterated Bayonetta at its very, very best. Runs like a dream also, and to have none of the screen-tearing of old is bliss. Thank you Platinum, thank you Nintendo. Reply 0
  • Nintendo celebrates 125th birthday today

  • higgins78 23/09/2014

    @spazmo LOL...precisely. Here's to another 125 years, keeping this fast becoming stagnant and stale industry feeling innovative and surprising. So, so many fond memories, so, so many masterpieces. Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 off to a great start

  • higgins78 03/06/2014

    Looks like the worm has almost definitely turned... Reply 0
  • Wii U firmware update now live, adds Quick Start option

  • higgins78 03/06/2014

    @Avatargr my sentiments exactly. Playing Wind Waker again (for FREE) after playing the Gamecube version to death im struck at just how fresh, fluid and marvellous it still plays...doesnt hurt that it looks sublime! Reply 0
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Titanfall

  • higgins78 15/03/2014

    @gypsygib Erm, it is. I own a Wii U with zero screen-tear AND games locked at 60fps, yet still the anti-Nintendo brigade find ways to troll. Reply 0
  • "The God of War comparisons really pissed us off"

  • higgins78 09/01/2014

    Going against The Legend of Zelda series, erm, good luck...you are going to need it! Reply 0
  • Most Anticipated: Mario Kart 8

  • higgins78 06/01/2014

    @null You simply cant tell these people. No semi-realistic games, no DLC, no paid for internet usage, no lack of backwards compatibility, nothing which interests the more "mature" gamer.

    It's going to be the same as it was with the Dreamcast, too little too late. You'll get those harping on when its too late who great, innovative and fresh the games were by the people who never stumped up in the first place...sad really.
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  • higgins78 06/01/2014

    @nickthegun Yes, because the PS4/Xbox One both with their cheap price points and excellent launch games were a far more appetising proposition. Is suppose picking up a Wii U for under 250 with SM3DW was too much money, that and its now excellent backlog of games - Wii included.

    Seriously, give it a rest with the same old, same old. The Wii U has a good price point, I own one so know what I'm talking about as opposed to those simply looking in through the window. It has a wonderful, varied selection of titles and from what I can tell a great sounding 2014 line-up.
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  • Wii Sports Club is Wii Sports mini-games in HD for Wii U

  • higgins78 18/09/2013


    I agree completely with this. This is actually not unfair, pricey or steep, it is actually fairly justifiable. Buy Tennis (for example), with all its improvements such as Motion Plus, online capabilities and HD for LESS than the price of going to the movies. Sure, sometimes the cinema ticket price is well worth the feature presentation, many other times it isn't.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD review

  • higgins78 18/09/2013


    LOVE, and I mean LOVE this comment!
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  • higgins78 18/09/2013


    Boy, somebody has missed the entire purpose/point of Wind Waker entirely. Wind Waker is NOT a "kids game" any more than GTAV is, perhaps less so. I've been playing GTAV via my PS3, mostly enjoying it for what its worth, however...

    While it is futile and pointless to compare 2 completely different games, Wind Waker (for me) still tops GTAV in every meaning as to why I still play videogames. I'll see in 10 years time if GTAV is being remembered as fondly...
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  • higgins78 18/09/2013

    GTAV, hailed as the greatest thing since sliced bread via glowing reviews yesterday had its moment in the sun...for 1 day! Today up pops the review for Wind Waker, a 10 year old Nintendo game, proving - if review scores are to be taken seriously - Nintendo know how to do it as good (if not way, way better) than any other developer working today. Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Puppeteer

  • higgins78 30/07/2013


    Exactly what is wrong with today's modern gamer! 6 pro's here mentioned, none of them refer to the actual gameplay. Come September when it is due to be released I will be more inclined to spend some wise money on giving GTAV another punt/chance AND picking up Rayman Legends for my Wii U...finally.
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  • Watch Gran Turismo 6 at 60FPS

  • higgins78 18/05/2013

    After the horror
    which was GT5, forgive me if I'm not tripping over myself listening to all the promises currently being bandied about via Polyphony Digital. All GT5 showed me was that GT has had its day, a bit like Pro Evoultion Soccer did against Fifa, since resting on its laurels while others improved and broke away. Game to be least excited about for next gen...yes, GT5.
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  • Luigi's Mansion 2 review

  • higgins78 22/03/2013

    Nintendo's demise has been greatly exaggerated...

    If the Wii U turns out to be the success which Nintendo's 3DS appears to be demonstrating, particularly considering the 3DS's slow beginnings, then we/I will be very pleased indeed. Just goes to show, good things come to those who wait...
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  • Wii Mini out in the UK on 22nd March

  • higgins78 26/02/2013

    Only surely for the collector. Reply 0
  • Durango Kinect 2.0 specs leak

  • higgins78 20/02/2013

    Nintendo hit the nail on the head with the revised Wii Motion, Wii Motion Plus. Microsoft got it wrong, so wrong. Seriously, I put Kinect in my top 3 overpriced and irrational add-ons of all time...somewhere between Sega's 32x and Microsoft's HD-DVD player. Microsoft need to quit pretending to be innovators and continue on their chosen path, releasing gimped P.C's under the name Xbox. Reply 0
  • The History of Nintendo: 1889-1980 review

  • higgins78 14/02/2013


    Tell me, please, why would you wish a company which always brings a breath of fresh air, offers innovation on tap and has birthed over countless years many if not most of the greatest videogames in existence to suddenly end? The videogames industry without Nintendo as a key player would fast become the most jaded and predictable sham of an existence. Wake me when either Sony or Microsoft have created anything to match was Nintendo has constantly produced each generation...
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  • Meet the new Wii U exclusive that proves the console's future is bright

  • higgins78 13/02/2013


    Sounds sarcastic I know, yet I am 100& behind you. Another GTA, COD, Assassins Creed, Uncharted, God of War or Halo (etc, etc, etc) leaves me feeling very cold.
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  • higgins78 13/02/2013

    No doubt about it, haters will hate, yet it looks like the Wii U is making all the right moves for a promising and creative future. Sure, I'll likely purchase the next Sony console to sit besides it, but without Nintendo in the market I would have likely given up on videogames a few years back. Reply +3
  • Wii U graphics power finally revealed

  • higgins78 05/02/2013


    Was just about to post this or something similar. Honestly, the Wii was greatly "underpowered" compared with the PS3 and 360 this gen but did on the either consoles I play games which looked played as magically as say Galaxy, innovated as much as Skyward Sword or enjoyed as much as Smooth Moves? No is the straight answer.

    Nintendo state publicly that they dont want to simply be another clone to that of which Sony and Microsoft are offering yet the topic of "power" keeps emerging. People such as myself buy Nintendo NOT to know numbers and specs but to expect the very best in terms of developers releasing the very best games available today...rarely do we find that not the case.:-(
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  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time review

  • higgins78 05/02/2013

    Hugely disappointing, even if the all the signs pointed towards this little eventuality. Lets hope either R&C, J&D or (perhaps) another 3D Maximo can make up for this underwhelming title. Another example that Nintendo's developers really are masters of their craft and all others pale into insignificance. Reply -22
  • Nintendo using inferior 50Hz mode for European Wii U Virtual Console

  • higgins78 25/01/2013


    Any danger you know a practical no-fuss way of hooking a PS3 up to a monitor via VGA input?
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  • higgins78 25/01/2013

    I simply dont get it. I'm a huge fan of Nintendo's work having owned every major console - and most handhelds - since the SNES/Gameboy era but cant for the life of me understand their stubbornness in this area. 2013 and not only isnt 60hz standard but not even optional. Come on Nintendo, your recent announcements were exciting and have me interested in purchasing the Wii U, the first Nintendo console Ive not bought at launch, but get a grip on the more technical side of things wont you? The devil as they say is in the detail... Reply +3
  • Killer is Dead to feature yakuza riding tigers and 'Gigolo Mode'

  • higgins78 23/01/2013

    Disappointed. As a Suda51 fan it appears to be from the trailer and information becoming available this is little more than a game to appease the self proclaimed "hardcore" who were pissed Nintendo owners have had their fix of his few masterpieces first and in correct form. I dont see this game reaching the highs Killer7 and No More Heroes (both 1 & 2) have achieved. Reply -6
  • Demo showdown: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

  • higgins78 23/01/2013


    Rubbish. You know this comment to be untrue. Everybody here - who has played any game in the series - knows this comment to be untrue, so why say it? Metal Gear Solid 4 just happened to be one of thee most unaccessible and ill thought out games of this generation. I did play it and complete it - eventually - yet would not recommend anybody do the same. Such a chore.
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  • Saturday Soapbox: The (first) DLC generation

  • higgins78 19/01/2013

    I can honestly say Ive not downloaded and DLC and is more than likely I never will. Call me old fashioned, call me naive, however, when I pay 30-40 on a new game - which I actually rarely do now these days - I expect not to be getting charged later down the line for "additional content". I reckon anyhow that come next gen I will be out of the rat race altogether feeling as I do the lack of truly exceptional games becoming few and far between. Reply 0