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  • 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

    @LazyDan

    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

    @madjim

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

    @CaptainKid

    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

    @gajindersingh

    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

    @Pwnsweet

    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

    @Repsode

    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

    @Sicho

    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

    @Pickster

    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

    @null

    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
  • New Super Mario Bros. U - a whole new world?

  • higgins78 05/01/2013

    I speak as an avid Nintendo fan. The subtle changes aren't an issue, the resolution/fps is insignificant. What is an issue is the game New Super Mario Bros U shows Nintendo resting on its laurels. Its a good game, no more, no less...Nintendo can do this sitting on their hands. Fans of Nintendo's work care only when Nintendo challenge/push themselves, as when they do no other developers on this earth can live with them. Nintendo have given me the greatest console experiences I have been privy to in my time playing videogames. I'll give the old bastards all 2013 to get the ball rolling again... Reply +5
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2012

  • higgins78 30/12/2012

    @Pandy I didn't realise Xenoblade was nominated for GOTY in 2011, fair play. As for Journey, I wholly recommend you download it instead of buying into the hype of the supposed "big hitters"...you will not be disappointed. Reply +4
  • higgins78 30/12/2012

    Not my GOTY2012 but it certainly merits being mentioned (for me) as a strong contender. Journey of Xenoblade Chronicles are tied as my favorite gaming experiences in 2012 with Okami HD scoring an honorable mention. The only reason Okami HD didn't win flat out was down to the fact I had already played and completed the PS2 version on initial release, because if you havent tackled this game already it should be easily in the top 5 games - not only of 2012 - but this gen. Reply +7
  • Digital Foundry vs. the Rayman Legends demo

  • higgins78 14/12/2012

    @Gamer107

    You must be kidding. Even if say by the end of 2013 the WiiU had a great library of third party and first party exclusives - genre defining games - those PS3/360 trolls will by then only have moved onto how their next generation of consoles will be significantly more "powerful"...forgetting entirely all this will result in is the same game (Assassins Creed, Uncharted and Halo) looking better and playing smoother.

    Not exactly a system seller for me.

    True, the WiiU hasnt had a good launch with criticism aimed at its slow OS and poorly performing 1st generation ports, but does anybody remember Orange Box (PS3, Bayonetta (PS3) and Skyrim (PS3)? Not exactly plain sailing was it...
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  • Face-Off: Darksiders 2 on Wii U

  • higgins78 10/12/2012

    Gutted! I guess we as Wii/Wii U owners will just instead have to contend with Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, Ocarina and A Link to the Past instead...oh, right, and wherever Nintendo decide to take Zelda with the Wii U. Shame such a mediocre attempt to rip-off the Zelda template takes such a performance hit on the Wii U making it basically unplayable. Back to Skyrim and The Orange Box on PS3 for me... Reply -1
  • App of the Day: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • higgins78 10/12/2012

    I really dont see the point or effort into porting a game of this type onto anything like an Iphone or Ipad, the lack of a decent control method make it a mockery. I understand that for the price its nothing much wasted but surely the effort could instead be made into brining it over to Nintendo's Virtual Console...or am I missing something? Reply +5
  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2012 voting

  • higgins78 10/12/2012

    @Stomp224

    Funny, I just voted Xenoblade five time, a far more deserving contender in my opinion. Journey deserves an honorable mention. Overall however, I have found 2012 to be a very poor year for major consoles.
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  • Ni No Kuni PS3 demo confirmed for this week

  • higgins78 03/12/2012

    @vizzini

    The recent Mickey demo was hopeless and to even mention it in the same breath as Mario 64 is ignorant and desperate. I had such high hopes for Epic Mickey and picked it up on initial release for the Wii, sadly, we all know what happened next. Judging from the recent demo on PS3 I see little if anything has changed. The platforming feels horrible on its own, sitting next to Mario 64 it is excruciating.
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  • higgins78 03/12/2012

    @vizzini

    You boy are an idiot. Ni No Kuni's gameplay has nothing in common with Wind Waker's, only its visual style bare any resemblance...and remember, Wind Waker was released nearly 10 years ago. Only time (10 years) will tell if Ni No Kuni can enjoy such love. F1 Race Stars is another boring attempt to rip-off Mario Kart yet is far more throwaway and jaded. Halo 4 vs Prime? 2 entirely different products. Playstation All Stars? don't make me recoil!
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  • How does the Wii U launch line-up compare to the SNES, N64 and GameCube's?

  • higgins78 29/11/2012

    1sr, Snes, 2nd, N64, 3rd, Gamecube, 4th, Wii U and 5th/last, Wii (obviously). I don't include the NES because I never owned one at launch or even ever. My reasons for the Snes being first are this...Super Mario World alone. I think this game alone was responsible for me becoming a keen follower of Nintendo ever since and perhaps even pushed my hobby for gaming into a passion. F-Zero was also brilliant and Piolotwings truly a cult classic.

    The N64 I remember buying at launch with Mario 64 and Turok. While Turok was good Mario 64 was a masterpiece in the truest sense of the word. I owned plenty of truly marvelous N64 games in its time but probably reckon Mario 64 was never truly topped, even perhaps today. The Gamecube, Luigi's Mansion was such a looker with innovative gameplay and Rouge Squadron was for me the best Star Wars game ever released in all irs various guises.

    As for the Wii and Wii U. The Wii U edges it for me due to its large library of games and while the Wii has Wii Sports, rarely do I remember a game being THAT innovative, Twilight Princess was/is for me still technically a Gamecube game...even though I prefer the Wii version, simply for widescreen and Remote aiming.

    My overriding feeling however is being lucky enough to be just at the right age to truly appreciate what Nintendo have offered in its prime, that being the SNES and N64. I don't believe we will ever see its like again...
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  • Face-Off: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition on Wii U

  • higgins78 28/11/2012

    This news is another tough pill to swallow, just as we have heard other Wii U ports being not up to the standards of its PS3/360 cousins. However, I would like to remind everybody of both PS3 and 360 launches. These ports we are hearing about are first gen Wii U games. Think of the difference when PS3 launched between say Resistance and Resistance 3. Anyone play ports of either Bayonetta, Orange Box or Skyrim on PS3? Too easy to forget is it the RROD which if it didn't affect you did (sadly) thousands of people?

    My point is I believe that - beyond speculating what the next PS3 or 360 will bring to the table - the Wii U will have a rosy future if not launch. Once Nintendo get to grips with its hardware and start releasing those AAA exclusives we all want as gamers then others will follow. My guess is come 2013 the Wii U will have a killer library of games and as importantly perhaps its OS will be the envy of many...just as the Wii's motion control's were this/last gen.
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  • Reggie: third-party games “look dramatically better” on Wii U

  • higgins78 26/11/2012

    Even as a long, long time Nintendo supporter and "customer" I would find it hard to disagree with any comments made in this here article. I have a Wii U pre-ordered but have decided as of today to cancel, thus making it the first major Nintendo console Ive not purchased at launch. I will no doubt be buying one in the not to distant future once the AAA games - which they always do - follow, but as today stands I don't see a rosy horizon.

    Agree totally with the comments concerning "the end of an era" in videogames.
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  • Nintendo Land review

  • higgins78 15/11/2012

    @joydivision84

    Forget him. @Darksouls13 is somebody who has grown to hate new experiences and joyful games, feeling as he does videogames should all be dark, "adult" and morose.
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  • higgins78 15/11/2012

    OMG, OMG, OMG! While I was never likely to cancel my Wii U pre-order I still cant help feel the positive feedback not only for Nintendo Land but New Super Mario Bros. U has given me such vindication. A new Nintendo console is - unlike the many other consoles I have purchased over the years - not something you choose with your head...rather your heart. Reply 0
  • Nintendo of America launches first Wii U commercial

  • higgins78 12/11/2012

    @mecha-Puzzleman Right, because "shovelware" really held back the Wii from selling an infinite amount of consoles previously... Reply 0
  • Nintendo responds to Wii U power reports

  • higgins78 05/04/2012

    @Inmediasress

    I see...as apposed with Halo, GTA, Forza, Uncharted, Gears of War, etc, etc, etc. Least with each Zelda, Mario and Metroid there have been dramatic changes in either its core gameplay or look or in a lot of cases both! The Wii has given me Metroid Corruption - though not as good as Prime or previous Metroid's - and Super Mario Galaxy (1&2) and Skyward Sword, two of my favorite games of all time!
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  • Metal Gear Online to be switched off in June

  • higgins78 14/02/2012

    @sonicyoda

    Rubbish! This is nothing about being a "fan-turd", I believe more effort should have been placed promoting and improving what is the best part of owning MGS4, the main game a mish-mash of some glorious set-pieces filtered with some truly mind-numbing "dialogue". Shame on Konami for letting go of what could have made a great innovator...
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  • Grand Slam Tennis 2 Review

  • higgins78 10/02/2012

    I don't want to say I told you so BUT, "I told you so"...

    Like I said when this game was announced, it was a mistake to move it away from the Wii which was after all the only version last time around with bothering with. Grand Slam Tennis 2 should have been made exclusively for the Wii if EA wanted to create a tennis game which didn't simply sit in the middle of what is currently on offer, sadly this is what appears to have happened. All this game leaves me with is the notion how good it could have been simply building on what Grand Slam Tennis (Wii) with Motion Plus offered, great controls and a unique art style.
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  • Final Fantasy 13-2 demo trailer

  • higgins78 11/01/2012

    Curious to download this for my PS3 today seeing how bad XIII was being and more recently how Xenoblade Chronicles set (this gen) the benchmark in RPG's. Reply +1
  • New Beat The Beat: Rhythm Paradise Wii trailer

  • higgins78 10/01/2012

    @its-FishyFingers

    Firstly, the 360 is not the best console ever, its not even close to being in the top 10, it is in fact worse that the original XBOX which at least at the time felt like it was trying something new AND had a better library of games. Secondly, Rhythm Paradise is a good series of games, not played the Wii version yet but the Gameboy/DS games are very addictive and rewarding, not everything should be a cookie-cutter "realistic" looking FPS (thank god). You stick to the 360, I have enjoyed my experiences on the Wii far, far more than I have my 360 or PS3 this gen, with Nintendo you always are guaranteed a breath of fresh air, the only thing which has kept me gaming...that and the masterpieces that are Mario Galaxy and Skyward Sword as well as many, many others...
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  • Epic Mickey 2 revealed by Disney newsletter

  • higgins78 03/01/2012

    @ShiftyGeezer

    Why should the original have been in "HD". Epic Mickey suffered simply put because it had an awful camera, not enough variety and some - just basically - shoddy gameplay, no amount of "HD" tag would have corrected this. What made matters worse is that the Wii was also exclusive to perhaps the greatest 3D platformer of all-time. Epic Mickey 2 should have definitely been exclusive to the Wii again, put instead right what was wrong in the first place than instead going multi-platform and hiding from the truth.
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  • higgins78 03/01/2012

    @WinterSnowblind

    "Limitations" you say...

    Was Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 held back by these supposed limitations, Skyward Sword, Prime Corruption, Epic Yarn & Donkey Kong Country Returns, were these titles which also suffered due to the Wii's limitations? Can you please try and look at the bigger picture...it's not the console which is limited but rather the developers. In the right hands - as I have showed - the Wii is capable of producing AAA games which want for nothing, no "HD" gimmick required.
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  • PlayStation Vita software line-up video

  • higgins78 13/12/2011

    Wake me when this is all over please... Reply -3
  • The Last of Us Preview

  • higgins78 13/12/2011

    @King_Edward

    Agreed. What is it with "gamers" that they have just had a past couple of months filled with more great games than is reasonable to play yet all it takes is a new title for a new game to have people distracted? And they tell us videogames are creating a community of people with short attention spans...
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  • Nintendo: Zelda series keeping motion controls

  • higgins78 13/12/2011

    @Serk101

    You (again) I fear are missing the point. 2 and a half years old for what is relatively new technology is very, very young. The joypad has been evolving - with a lot of help from Nintendo - for how long now? Ideally I would like to see Nintendo run with the Motion Plus and keep it for not only the Wii U but whatever console supersedes it...a "remote" could be the new standard.
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