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  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator review

  • iago71 09/06/2016

    @Simatron3000 Im getting this but I'm not that great at it would love to have some players to hook up with for a game and to improve my skills. can I add you too? :) PSN name - Kafka_K Reply +1
  • Street Fighter 5's next DLC character is Ibuki

  • iago71 31/05/2016

    @Aenima_pt Ah ok, thanks for the info. :) Reply +1
  • iago71 31/05/2016

    This is yesterday's news EG and it doesn't actually say she's going to be released along side the expanded story mode on Capcom Unity.

    Its ambiguous writing on Capcom's part if you actually read the post, we could possibly be waiting longer for her than June.

    Hopefully not though, I've always loved Ibuki.
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  • Overwatch Review

  • iago71 26/05/2016

    @grassyknoll It kind of is like that. At least I felt so based on the beta. I've not yet played the actual game but there were elements that reminded me of Splatoon.

    I'm not great at FPS MP shooters (regardless of the fact I play a lot of them with my mates) but it's just fun and has that one more go feel that Splatoon has plus there's so many different play styles that even if you suck like I do you can have fun and find a class that suits you.

    Looking forward to picking it up later this week.
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  • Mighty No. 9's new trailer isn't going down well

  • iago71 26/05/2016

    I'm a massive anime fan and I don't feel particularly bothered by it. I'm more bothered about whether the game plays well or not.

    It's a pretty tacky ad and really wasn't very well considered by whoever allowed it through, it doesn't seem to get the tone of what (we hope) the game will be but as I just said, the real concern is whether the gameplay itself lives up to expectations when it's released. The anime fan comment certainly won't detract me from buying the game though. (assuming it's good)

    I'd be interested to know if the Japanese promo has the same feel. I very much doubt it.
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  • Star Fox Zero review

  • iago71 21/04/2016

    Im a huge Starfox Fan - Had the Japanese imports of both Famicom and N64 versions day one. I started this last night and so far Im not enjoying the controls. Gradually they are becoming a little more enjoyable I guess but it'll take a bit of time to feel properly at home with them.

    I've heard once they click then they're sublime but so far that moment hasn't happened for me yet. Here's hoping.

    I think it seems like a game that takes some time to really shine and open up its rewards, Im fine with that - Just hope the controls dont take too long to feel really at home though.
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  • The Division is scrappy, but utterly engrossing

  • iago71 10/03/2016

    @matthewfrench Totally, The Napalm Mission was epic for me and the group I played with. Different both times as well. Boy with randoms. Cant wait to play more with my actual friends!
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  • Takahashi's castle: An RPG master's journey from Final Fantasy to Xenoblade

  • iago71 29/11/2015

    You're not the only one no, I've been concerned about that too. (I have the 5 disk full OST and listen to it quite often!)

    I've heard from people that have played X extensively though that to begin with they felt the same, as the OST of the original is really fantastic. Though after playing and settling in with it they even went as far as to say they enjoyed this game's soundtrack more!

    I guess we'll find out in less than a week. :)
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X might yet have 2015's most impressive open world

  • iago71 14/11/2015

    So definitely no Japanese voice track?

    Thats a shame. The previous title on Wii had it. (Though not on 3DS).
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  • Splatoon adds Port Mackerel map and new modes

  • iago71 02/06/2015

    @Ajent You can also change the motion controls on the Y axis to be completely changed to a right stick control which is more conventional. It's really worth giving the game a go - Its fantastic fun. One more game one more game - Video game crack! Reply +2
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2014

  • iago71 01/01/2015

    @Furtive_Pygmy Who told you it had no single player? It has all the single player cups in place as it always has done.

    Have you played it? Im guessing not. Maybe you should try it - The online is fantastic and Ive played it more than any other multi player game in a long time

    'Yet' another Mario Kart Game. 8 Iterations in over twenty years and thats spanning across handheld versions as well. Hardly the saturation that other titles could be found guilty of.

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  • Apple iPad Air 2 review

  • iago71 25/10/2014

    Im sure it's fantastic and I'm also sure Id notice a difference over my iPad 3 but to be honest I can't see the point in upgrading. Until the iOS iteration (whichever one it may be) becomes so resource hungry that it starts to really chug I don't see myself needing to upgrade.

    For me the money would be far better spent on a newer laptop or desktop ( again, neither of which I need)

    I do love my iPad and I do use it a lot but all the heavy lifting such as RAW file processing and video etc is done elsewhere.

    I still don't (and likely never will) see tablets as a replacement for a more traditional computer. They are more of a complementary thing for me personally. Magazines, email and books etc are great but 'real ' computing is not something that I see myself doing on a tablet .

    My mate has a new top of the range Surface Pro - Now that is something pretty cool and does seem to bridge the gap between the two mediums. He has mags and books etc but also can run After Effects/Photoshop properly using the pen/tablet/keyboard setup. Plus it can be used as a Wacom tablet on a work station!

    I'm no fan of MS or Windows either but I was really impressed with the Surface Pro and at top spec it costs less than it would to have a good laptop and tablet combo. Pretty cool stuff.
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  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • iago71 19/10/2014

    @sloth09 Its not too bad. I switched a while back from regular sized 3DS to XL.

    It takes about an hour and you have to have both current and new 3DS present and the two transfer the data etc.

    Of course the big issue is if you want to trade in your current one for a new one as you can't do the transfer without both machines.

    A lot of places were doing special trade in deals where you got the new one went home did the transfer and had a week to take back the old one and you would be reimbursed etc.

    A little bit clunky really but I did it all in the space of a morning. As much as I enjoy Nintendo and my 3DS they really do sometimes seem so far from the world we live in today. I sometimes think its deliberate! :)
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  • Performance Analysis: The Evil Within

  • iago71 15/10/2014

    So aside from any of this - How is the game itself? Worth a purchase or not? I'd genuinely like to know. :) Reply +2
  • Fantasy Life review

  • iago71 24/09/2014

    Hmmm. Only a 6. Well I'm getting it anyway regardless. I've read and heard enough good about it to get it and see for myself.

    The thought of all the tiny stat details but with the slow pace of AC seems really appealing to me. Looking forward to it. 😃
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  • Xbox One's Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

  • iago71 10/09/2014

    @INSERT-COIN Yes - Interesting you say that. I was working with a Japanese company some time ago, yet when I asked a Japanese colleague (who was massively into games) what he was playing on his hugely powered up PC he looked at me blankly - "The computer is for doing work and productive things" he said! This was a guy in his mid twenties I might add!

    My Mrs is from Japan and it still surprises me what Japanese tastes are all about - Its very difficult to gauge what will and won't be popular with the Japanese public. They have very fixed ideas about what is what and what they like, where it fits into their day to day structure and so on. Aesthetics, size and style are very key but also work plays such a massive part in life that the PC is considered something for productivity - not for playing games. If you want to play games then go to the arcade or play on a console/handheld seems to be the general consensus as far I can tell!
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  • Raid Over Moscow left me stuck in a garage in space

  • iago71 31/08/2014


    Playing to the end of a Mario game (The last stage) is never really that hard. Fully completing everything is another story wouldn't you say?

    I do agree though - The difficulty curve today when compared to the 80s and 90s is much easier.

    As you say - Im not sure which I prefer.

    The sense of achievement when completing a tough game is much sweeter I think.

    As far as Raid Over Moscow goes I had it on the Spectrum and I don't recall it being particularly difficult, though its nearly 30 years ago so I can't really remember - I know I finished it though.
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  • Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to savour

  • iago71 08/08/2014

    @smelly Yes, the Gamepad is a very under rated and misunderstood piece of kit and whilst Im sure yoru're enjoying SM3DW in bed you shouldn't enjoy the game exclusively in that way IMHO! Its such a beautiful looking game on a full size TV, you're doing it a dis service by missing out on the rich colours etc! 😊👍 Reply +6
  • Digital Foundry vs The Last of Us Remastered

  • iago71 28/07/2014

    Im a little jealous of any of those who haven't played this on PS3 yet and have the opportunity to play it for the first time. Its fantastic stuff.

    I doubt I would play it again right now as I have too many other things to do but for those that haven't - Enjoy!

    The characters, the world and the way in which you interact with it all is fantastic. You're in for a treat. It goes beyond pixel counts and frame rates though. Its the engagement you have with the characters and their story that make TLOU so special.
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  • First footage of Wii U-exclusive survival horror Project Zero 5

  • iago71 17/07/2014

    Looks great - Really hope it makes it to these shores. I'll buy it in an instant! Reply 0
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is the best Nintendo spin-off in years

  • iago71 15/07/2014

    I for one am really looking forward to both this and Splatoon. Both games look like they have a lot of potential. Plus with Hyrule Warriors the next while is looking like fun! Reply +1
  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • iago71 12/07/2014

    Comparing re-reading Conrad's work 100 years later can hardly be compared to us 're-appreciating' The Last of Us etc a year later.

    Whilst I appreciate this articles attempt at positivity and I fully see that theres a user base of new console owners that haven't yet played these games for whatever reason it doesn't really excuse the fact that there's very little new content on either console.

    I dont have a problem with remasters for the very reason that the article points out. Great work from yesteryear should be celebrated and I've certainly indulged in newer, cleaner prints of films that I love and also crisper games that Ive already played etc but I dont think games that are barely a year old can be called a remaster. In fact you could argue they're mere 'incremental updates'.

    By the same token - I haven't yet played GTA so I will no doubt dip in to that when its released and Im sure I'll love it, but again it doesn't really excuse the gaping hole in new content made specifically for these consoles.

    If there was nothing ready and they needed more time then surely they should have held off on releasing them until a later date.

    I fully understand that these days getting a user base installed is important in order for a large project to be financially viable but having such a barren landscape for so long is certainly unprecedented. I dont really see why Eurogamer are writing articles trying to convince us otherwise.
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  • Video: See how Splatoon works

  • iago71 04/07/2014

    Really looking forward to this. I really hope that Nintendo manage to include in game team chat via the gamepad though. Reply +1
  • Soul Calibur: Lost Swords review

  • iago71 06/05/2014

    Still have my Cube Version of SC2 and will never get rid of it. Seeing this makes me sad. How the mighty have fallen. Reply +1
  • Video: Let's Replay Super Mario Sunshine

  • iago71 07/04/2014

    I loved Sunshine. There often seems to be so much negative feeling towards it but I thought it was really pretty special.

    Id love an HD remake of it. I still have it on US import for the Cube but after seeing how great LoZ WW turned out I would love to see what they did with it. Im sure it would look beautiful.

    Shine Get! :)
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  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z review

  • iago71 21/03/2014

    Ouch! Reply 0
  • Yoshi's New Island review

  • iago71 13/03/2014

    @sarcasticjones It's unlikely they will release it on the shop as it was one of the titles in the 'compensation' pack that Nintendo gave to early adopters of the 3DS when the price cut happened.

    Supposedly these titles would not be released to the general public and were going to be kept exclusive.

    At least I read that somewhere at the time. I cant remember where though.

    Hopefully they will release them though as they were all Stella titles! 😃
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  • "I want to see another Crackdown as well. I really do."

  • iago71 24/02/2014

    @WallaWalla06 Gotta say I think my mates and I pretty much bought it because of the Halo 3 demo which we wore out.

    The fact that Crackdown came with it was a great bonus and to be honest, for us it was one that had surprising longevity.

    We ended up playing Crackdown for weeks and weeks and all of us loved it. Its one of the 360's fond memories for all of us. :)
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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is 720p on Xbox One

  • iago71 17/02/2014

    @Samael_Blackwing Fair enough I hear you and agree with you but I guess I always respected EG a little more than that - The reason I have been reading the site for so long. Whereas a lot of the other sites I would expect it. As you say - The nature of the internet. :) Reply 0
  • Savour the Wii U and Vita - they're our new Dreamcasts

  • iago71 01/02/2014

    @saku_luk Gotta say I agree with that. I have some pretty great titles that Ive bought in Japan. Ridiculous that some of them are not getting a look in over here. Reply +1
  • iago71 01/02/2014

    @Swooper_D Brilliant post. I have to agree.

    If gamers start only buying into the main 'two' and their only measurement of enthusiasm for their hobby is how the textures are or how many million units of 'said game' are shifted then we're going to be in a place bereft of any true development in the forthcoming generations.

    A sad state of affairs. The industry has really changed since Saturn and Dreamcast days. The Saturn was my go to console of the two 32 bits (I had both) for a significant amount of time, the Dreamcast was as well.

    As much as I will have fun with PS4 and possibly XBox Im still drawn towards the WiiU and Vita for other gems that are unavailable on PS/XB

    Hopefully we'll always be able to have options for different less formulaic stuff.
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  • iago71 01/02/2014

    Dreamcast really was the nuts back then and had so many incredible games in its time. I still have my Japanese import all boxed up in my loft plus all the peripherals and games.

    It never felt (to me at least) that it was surrounded by the doom and gloom that we are getting with the U. It always felt like it was a strong console with wow factor and great new ideas and titles coming out that were must plays.

    Then it all just stopped. A great tragedy. For the record I have both a U and a Vita and I love both of them but I don't really see them on the same level as DC back in its heyday.

    I reckon they could both end up as very fondly remembered with some great titles that people will talk about for years to come but they're not quite in DC territory yet IMO.
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  • This piracy-enabling 3DS flashcard tried to prevent itself from being pirated

  • iago71 24/01/2014

    Gotta say, Regarding these carts. I had an M3 Simply for the DS and as a result had a pretty much anything and everything that was available for the DS.

    It ruined the whole console for me. I had so many games and played barely any of them other than a few minutes of each one. "oooh lets try this one" "Oh now lets have a look at that one"

    Suffice to say that for my 3DS I don't have one and have bought every purchase with hard earned cash. I appreciate every minute of each game and will keep these games for good I imagine, as they will be fond memories. Call me old fashioned but I think having too much of a good thing and not really being accountable for its value can take so much appreciation out of things.
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013

  • iago71 31/12/2013

    For me this years was probably TLOU but Ive yet to play Mario 3D World. I was thinking about it - Mario is going to have to be seriously damn good to leave the same lasting impression that LOU did for me. Im sure its going to be fantastic when I do get into it but whilst TLOU didn't really do anything particularly new in terms of mechanics, its the way it was all executed that was so damn good. A special game indeed.

    Though having said that, Fire Emblem, P4 Golden and Animal Crossing have been my highest hours clocked this year. Testament to the variety of 2013 and quality games across the board.

    Great list. Happy New Year everyone :D
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  • Games of 2013: Super Mario 3D World

  • iago71 28/12/2013

    Im stuck out in the Middle East 'til February with my WiiU back in London :(

    Cant wait to get back and play this. Its pretty much the first thing Im going to do when I get home. Order on ShopTo a few days before I get back so its there and waiting.

    Still, Im having a blast with Link Between Worlds instead so not all's bad this Christmas !
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  • Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors announced

  • iago71 18/12/2013

    This could actually be pretty good if its done right. I hope it is though. To cheapen Zelda would hurt the series badly. Here's hoping. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs. Super Mario 3D World

  • iago71 09/12/2013

    @Foucalt Thanks very much. I'll let him know. Great deal :) Reply 0
  • iago71 08/12/2013

    @Foucalt Where abouts did you get that deal? My friend is looking to pick up a U. Reply 0
  • iago71 07/12/2013

    @schnide Of course. That makes sense. Based on your post though you could also argue that whats the point of bothering with either the PS4 or The Bone? Neither of them are stretching things to a point that hasn't been reached by PCs already.

    Incidentally Im not a PC gamer. However, your argument is not a water tight one. The platforms are what they are and each (one would hope) brings what it does to the table and is the reason to make a purchase of said console. Nintendo are doing their own thing. They're a toy company, not a platform. This is the next iteration of their 'electronic toys'.

    The sooner we get over this next gen semantic the better. Buy what you want to buy and enjoy what you want to enjoy for whatever reason that may be.

    You don't see people complaining that Leica film cameras are inferior to the latest DSLR just because they're not technically 'next gen'. They are masters of their craft.

    Edit: I notice that you're being negged for your opinion - Not from me. I just think its nice to discuss things and thrash out some arguments on here. After all we're supposedly here to discuss what we love right? :)
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  • DoDonPachi retrospective

  • iago71 08/12/2013

    Love it. Thanks for this article. Love all of Cave's games. One of the reasons I won't get rid of my 360 as Im always going back to my Cave collection. Wish I could have a set of arcade boards with them though :( Reply +2
  • Dark Souls 2 covenants detailed

  • iago71 07/12/2013

    Aw, Need to go back to Dark Souls. Played 110 hours and feel I barely scratch the surface. Incredible game :) Reply +2
  • Majora's Mask revival teased in New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

  • iago71 07/12/2013

    Whilst Im all for progress in gaming and would like to see some new things and IP from Nintendo I would be all over an HD remake of Majora's Mask for WiiU. Its a classic and very under appreciated. Dare I say it: I actually like it as much if not more than OOT. A 3DS version ala OOT remake would also be very welcome. Id be all over either of them.

    Having said that if they make a new Zelda (which we know they are) along the lines of MM that would also be fantastic. Something that took the series outside the box as MM did back then would be a great move for Zelda.
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  • Nintendo: fan campaigns "don't affect what we do"

  • iago71 05/12/2013

    @ATARI Absolutely. The point I was trying to make too. Their games are the strong point. As far as the consoles coming out after their respective counterparts is true but they were the same generation. Albeit the 64 was kind of its own generation as the Saturn and PS1 were 32 bit systems. I was trying to point out that they were not lagging behind the others which they get criticised a lot for on these threads. Also that they have always done their own thing. Carts when the others were embracing discs etc.

    Anyway, perhaps my previous post was a little unfocused. Its been the shittest working day ever!!!!
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  • iago71 05/12/2013

    All this chat about Nintendo not making hardware that is up to par is bollocks. The SNES was more powerful than the Mega Drive, the N64 was more powerful than its competitors and the Cube was also significantly more powerful than the PS2 and pretty much on a par with the original XBox.

    The N64 regardless of its cult status with some incredible games was pretty much a failure compared to the PS1, the Cube was also a failure regardless of having great games.

    Neither of these consoles can be criticised for their lack of power yet people seem to complain Nintendo are always dragging behind and thats why they fail. Its just not the case. People just don't buy their consoles as much as they buy Sony's/MS's and since the SNES years devs don't really seem to want to deal with them as a publisher thus the lack of games on the systems. This has nothing to do with power, its purely down to them marching to the beat of their own drum.

    They do their own thing and if people don't like it then don't buy the stuff. Pretty simple really.

    I have all the consoles from the last four generations, import versions and PAL versions as well so I like to think I can be impartial about the Nintendo subject. They do make some strange decisions and they could certainly do things differently but the amount of people who come on to these threads purely for a dose of Nintendo bashing is pathetic. If you're not into Nintendo why are you on here.

    As far as them not doing anything this year. I haven't seen MS or Sony consistently churn out 9s and 10s across two platforms pretty much on their own (albiet with some help from Platinum and others).

    Im in no way defending them and Ive definitely spent more time on my 360 and PS3 over the last two years but the time I have spent playing on the 3DS and the small amount of brilliant Wii games cannot be sniffed at. They make shit hot games, they do it their own way and they are unlikely to change. Either deal with it or don't. If you don't want to deal and prefer playing your 'more mature' games stop whining on these threads - its fucking irritating.

    I must say a new IP and a Starfox/FZero would not come amiss though!

    Rant over….. Its been a long and drawn out day. :)
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  • Bravely Default review

  • iago71 03/12/2013

    Cant wait. I have the collectors edition on preorder. Really looking forward to playing it when Ive finished my backlog. 3DS is still rocking and no sign of letting up it seems ! Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Generation: Super Mario Galaxy

  • iago71 02/11/2013

    Brilliant article. Thank you EG. When playing Galaxy 1+2 I couldn't help but wonder "Where can they possibly go from this point?" It's that brilliant. Plus as fastethanpigeon points out - The music is truly brilliant. My Mrs. still to this day can be caught singing the tunes round the house and she's never even played it! Reply +3
  • Letter from America: why Wii U isn't selling

  • iago71 20/10/2013

    @darkos87 Same here. I got mine in a branch clearance sale at HMV - Whilst I don't think it's going to set the world on fire sales wise it's a great machine with loads of fun stuff out already and more to come. Reply 0
  • iago71 20/10/2013

    @INSOMANiAC that slow OS was patched a while back. It's much better now. Not sure when you sold yours but as it stands at the moment the OS is more than acceptable. Reply +1
  • These Super Mario 3D World screenshots will brighten up your day

  • iago71 17/10/2013

    Had this on pre order for ages. These screen grabs have just made me even more happy about that. They look stunning. This and Zelda 3DS are probably my most anticipated games at the moment. That wasnt the case a while back. Gotta say my PS4 pre order isnt looking as shiny as it was right now.

    If Nintendo can keep this up and market it properly it could be another 3DS situation. Hopefully that'll be the case.

    I doubt that will change anyones mind that has the other two consoles in mind but hopefully the WiiU will go down as being the cult classic that it could well become.

    Who knows. All I know is I'll be playing this with a massive smile on my face the same day my PS4 arrives. Certainly wouldn't have thought that a while back!

    Work it Nintendo - You know you can nail it when you want to =)
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  • Nintendo announces three new Wii U hardware bundles

  • iago71 10/10/2013

    I managed to get mine when HMV did that clearance back in April so I feel I got a great deal.

    Its a great machine and has some stella titles out already and on the horizon. I do think Nintendo have a fair amount of work ahead of them though. Hopefully they will be able to do the same with this WiiU as they did with the 3DS. Its totally doable but they need to play their cards well.

    To be honest I doubt the PS4 or XBox are really a massive threat. They're totally different areas of the market. The trouble is Nintendo need to communicate that fact to the consumer and Im not sure they really know where their niche is in order to do that.

    As a gamer whos had all the consoles since the eighties I'll have all the machines and there'll be the others who arent into Nintendo that have their machine of choice (whether that be PS4 or XB) but Nintendo need to be able to sweep up the non hardcore and create a new generation of young gamers who fall in love with their franchises. If they don't they could be in hot water further down the line. Of course they will always be able to just release a Pokemon title and clean up big time but surely thats not really ideal.

    I hope they manage to gain ground again as, regardless of the naysayers, the industry would be a dull place without them. Their titles, whilst not for everyone, are really great and to lose that would be a real shame. Some of my favourite titles of this year have been on 3DS and WiiU. And yes I have been playing on the other consoles extensively as well.

    I think the fact that they are an old company that has a lot of old school Japanese morals coming from the top isnt necessarily helping them. Of course the catch there is that if they do get in step with Sony and MS then a lot of their charm will likely disappear.They are at heart a toy company that started video games when they were not considered a serious pass time by grown men who'd grown up with them. The gaming world is a very different place now from what it was then.
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