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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 +1
  • 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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  • Letter from America

  • iago71 23/09/2013

    @Issidingo Totally! The cross over the Mexican border was so special. For me it was grey cold and rainy though.

    Amazing how that open world opened up into yet another open world that was pretty devoid of buildings and civilisation but it felt like you'd really travelled somewhere that had a different feel and atmosphere. For me they totally nailed the feel in that game. I was in a Sergio Leone world of my own - Loved it.
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  • iago71 23/09/2013

    Wow, intesting read. I've made a conscious decision to not bother with GTA V for many of the reasons mentioned in this article. Plus the fact that I just don't have the time to play it.

    I really was engaged with Red Dead and absolutely drowned myself in its story and game world but have never felt the desire to do the same in GTA (not for want of trying).

    I've always wanted to really love GTA but for some reason it just doesn't click with me. Yet Red Dead which is of a similar 'tempate' really appealed. It's a taste thing I guess and some 'worlds' appeal more than others I suppose.

    I am quite tempted by GTA Online though. ( Note to self - Must resist buying more games ... Not enough time too many unfinished games!)
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  • Editor's blog: A personal update

  • iago71 13/09/2013

    Good on you mate. I had a somewhat similar dilemma. Hated what I was doing but the £ were rolling in. In the end I had to man up and take the plunge back to what made me happy for less of a solid salary. Best thing I did. :) Reply +3
  • Microsoft readying Siri competitor named Cortana for Xbox, PC and phones

  • iago71 13/09/2013

    This looks kinda fun actually. I never use Siri as it's a bit of a gimmick imo but Cortana has always made me smile. Particularly in her sexy new form in 4! Nice one MS - its a nice touch :) Reply +3
  • Spec Analysis: iPhone 5S

  • iago71 12/09/2013

    @StooMonster Oh God the mega pixels debate is so irritating isn't it? People who know anything about photography don't get so worked up about it. There are far too many other variables in what makes a good camera let alone a good photograph. However, it's a number and bigger numbers sell more product of course. Besides (and this is just my opinion) anyone serious about photography isn't going to be using their phone as a primary tool. It's a decent point and shoot at best.

    Edit: I'm not discounting point and shoot photography btw. A much published and celebrated photographer mate of mine is always quick to point out "Its your eye that sees the picture - not the camera".
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  • Hate Plus review

  • iago71 09/09/2013

    Seems interesting. I had no idea about this or its predecessor. I might take a look! Reply 0
  • Sony announces slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita redesign

  • iago71 09/09/2013

    Im not sure that I would want the drop in weight and thickness personally. I like the machine the weight it is currently. I often think that the drop in weight etc can make devices seem a little 'plasticy' and less premium. Obviously its all about production costs.

    As far as the replacement of OLED the jury is still out I guess. Would be interesting to see the two next to each other.
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  • Crytek continues TimeSplitters Rewind support as PS4 version announced

  • iago71 06/09/2013

    God I loved Timesplitters. So damned awesome. Multiplayer was just a riot. Bring it on! Reply 0
  • Killzone: Mercenary review

  • iago71 04/09/2013

    I love it. I write a point on how the game interests me and that Im gonna probably get it. Merely saying that its a point to consider whether the FPS is truly suited to handhelds (which I play alot of) and I get negged.

    Apologies to whoever it was I upset. Perhaps I didnt say what you wanted to hear. Is this not the place to discuss games and where they are going, what makes them great and not so? Im sure somewhere along the line that was what the point of these threads was. Clearly I was wrong.
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  • iago71 04/09/2013

    Never really been a huge fan of KZ (as much as I have enjoyed playing it on console) but this release really interests me. Purely from a point of view that its a handheld title that looks as good as it does. Its what a few years ago was merely a dream that was not achievable in pocket size.

    I'm really interested to play it and enjoy its technical achievement.

    Having said that Im not sure that the proper FPS genre is really at home on a handheld. If all the faults that are mentioned in this game were ironed out would people still be disappointed I wonder? Maybe we're just chasing a dream. Just a thought.

    Anyway, still gonna get this soon. :)
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  • Whore of the Orient branded a "disgrace to Chinese culture"

  • iago71 02/09/2013

    My wife is Japanese and she doesn't like the term Asian. She refers to herself as Japanese or Oriental. As far as she's concerned she is not Asian. To her Asian people are from India etc.

    I've been pulled up by people for using the 'O' word though. Interestingly enough none of those people were actually from that part of the world or indeed do they have any relationship with people from that part of the world and just like to get on the band wagon regardless.

    Where do we go from here?
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  • Digital Foundry vs. Resogun

  • iago71 31/08/2013

    Looks great. Gotta say I would love a higher bitrate on the vid though. I imagine whatever's in that clip that is of true beauty and wow factor (ie particles and general aesthetic) is probably lost in compression. Come on EG get your encoding right if you want to show of something and discuss its technical merit!

    There's no point in bigging stuff up if we can't see what you're seeing!!
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  • Nintendo 2DS hands-on

  • iago71 28/08/2013

    How is that going to fit in anyone's jeans back pocket.

    I really cant see the point of this at all. Development costs must have been considerable. I wonder what Nintendo are thinking. Is there really any need for this?
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  • Nintendo announces Nintendo 2DS handheld console

  • iago71 28/08/2013

    Pointless Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

  • iago71 27/08/2013

    Ive been playing quite alot on the WiiU of late with Pikmin and 101 being my main games at the moment. It really is a lot of fun playing with the second screen as opposed to conventional play on 360 and PS3. I think eventually that will be a norm across the board with Smartglass and Vita as second screens.

    Nintendo may not get the credit and the WiiU will likely not do as well as it could but just as before with the rumble pack and motion controls - they came up with it first and the others follow and make it the norm.
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  • Capcom: no plans for Monster Hunter 4 on PlayStation Vita

  • iago71 27/08/2013

    You hardly ever see the Vita in Japan - Everyone has 3DS though and you see them everywhere. Strange really but when I went to buy one and talk about it to the guy he seemed very bemused by the whole system (Vita). Its an amazing machine but for some strange reason there is a stigma attached to it out there. Seems to me MH would be far more suited to Sony's machine. What a load of old crap these people talk.

    If they developed a new MH game for Vita it would sell like hot cakes. Surely thats obvious??

    EDIT: I'm not a Vita fanboy either. I have both of them and love both of them!
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  • Rayman Legends review

  • iago71 27/08/2013

    I need to finish 101 and Pikmin first before I get any other titles for WiiU.

    I might get this on the Vita. Demo looked beautiful on that screen!
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  • The Wonderful 101 review

  • iago71 23/08/2013

    @Saurian Great.... Ive subscribed! Reply 0
  • iago71 23/08/2013

    @Saurian Nice Vid. Nicely done mate.

    I look forward to seeing more! :)

    Edit: Game arrived from ShopTo last night. Its ACE!
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