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  • Nintendo: Super Mario Run sales "did not meet our expectations"

  • petebritish 25/03/2017

    Would they have sold more than double if the price was halved ? I not sure. Two things to change if they release similar titles.

    Make the game family friendly. Buy on 1 device share with all your families phones tablets.

    Drop the always online rubbish. Check for connection once or twice a day. Commuting is a major factor for lots of potential buyers. Trains tube buses all drop connection.

    Fix those small things sales would have been significantly higher even at price point. As it stands we have bought it once in our household . For us all to play at same time £60 is ridiculous. Even xbox one we can buy game once and share on another machine..

    Or they should as others have said gone free to play the whole core game. But charged say 50p or £1 to play as a different character or other cosmetic changes . Again this model would surely have generated more money in long term and given title a much bigger install Base. Even pop the odd advert in if nended. It doesn't hurt the big sellers..

    It seems to be typical Nintendo arrogance, ignoring competition not keeping up to date with current trends..

    Personally I love the game well worth it to me. Already had monies worth with about 15hours play time already. Still looking for black stars on first boss level. The wife went cinema to watch beauty & beast £19 for adult and child 2 hours entertainment. So really price is not that bad...
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  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • petebritish 13/01/2017

    This price point is a tough sell. My youngest Son and myself were day 1 buying between us. Can't see it now. £279 would need to include a game and enough controllers for 4 player to justify. 1/3 of the price is on the controllers. Ridiculous.

    Again they have gone for gimmicks in the controller, online implementation seems poor. Also a poor launch line up.

    They would have been surely better launching in Sep/Oct with Mario and more 3rd party support at launch, cheaper control pads.

    The last great pad they did was the Snes, even the gamecube button positioning was off.

    Nintendo could have spent less money on the controller had a traditional Game pad and if they were then going for this price point at least a higher spec machine.

    With all the Pokemon Go hype last year some implementation on that too.

    Everyone hoped they would pull it off, but at this rate it could be the death knell of Nintendo as a hardware manufacturer.

    Every game fan could tell you what it needed to be a instant sellout.

    On par spec or just below with current gen competition for full 3rd party support. (didnt need to be better)

    Mario Zelda F Zero Pokemon as a minimum at launch

    Ultra competitive price

    No expensive gimmicky controllers games which except for one game never use the wasted tech.

    Sensible online store service taking best bits of competition.

    With monthly subscription of FREE back catalogue stuff such as Gamecube SNes nes Mario Sunshine F Zero etc. Sensible pricing of stuff we have bought on numerous occasions before.

    Instead its looking like the complete opposite.

    I have loved Nintendo for more than 30 years. My god they are pushing their luck with this.
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  • Watch Infinite Warfare's campaign and zombies modes in action

  • petebritish 03/11/2016

    1st COD ever I won't be buying. From the looks of this, that is a good choice. The whole space setting with your usual guns with bullets seems ridiculous. If tech has advanced so far that we are in space fighting surely you would not be using guns with bullets. ?! Maybe I reading too much into it. The whole concept is flawed in my view.

    Would imagine if sales are down and Battlefield 1 impresses, we may see a reboot in the future..

    Would rather it be set in Napoleonic era where you advance through stages of the military. Like a Civilisation game for FPS.
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  • Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

  • petebritish 31/10/2016

    Disappointing to hear. Like many have said, great game. We loving it so far both multiplayer and campaign excellent.

    Talking to 1 of my elder Sons about what games are people are playing/wanting at University he saying BF1 and COD and FIFA the only 3 games you need to do a Degree apparently!!

    When I said not many be playing COD this year as it looks rubbish. No everyone still getting it, we all want Modern Warfare upgrade etc. etc.

    When I said Titanfall 2 which is a new game really good reviews great game-play, made by the people who did Modern Warfare original but a NEW game literally no interest.

    A real soft launch not much hype, no celeb endorsement or flashy advert. Unfortunately it is a game that is not street cool. Hopefully word of mouth and its a sleeper hit. Cant help think should have launched in late August early September to stand better chance. Or as others have said Easter time.

    There are enough on the servers to keep me going and still all better than me. At least the capture A B and C only says points and kills not deaths....
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  • Is being bad at games really so terrible?

  • petebritish 30/10/2016

    Great article. I am certainly poor at most modern games. When the kids beat you on every game going it not great. However old school gaming. Track and Field Arcade Cabinet, PacMan, Donkey Kong. My kids are nowhere near as good. I and they still enjoy them though.

    What I find more relevant than how good you are at the game is how good you are at writing about it. When reading a review, the most important thing is the text and how it's written into a coherent story. Ellie you excel at that.

    The only type of review that I feel that is beneficial to be good at the game, would be a video review. Nothing worse than a YouTube video of someone like me on Battlefield. Unless you looking how not to play.

    A video review you tend to look at the picture not listen to the words spoken. A written review is all about the words and how you use them. That's why Ellie when you grace Eurogamer with an article it's instant read. Keep up the great work....
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  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • petebritish 26/10/2016

    It seems to be going full circle on who as consumers we trust with advice when we buy games. Back in the day I used to read Zero magazine, they once had an article saying in the future we will have web sites with reviews. This was according to them bad as you might have a advert you could click in real time and this would be dangerous.

    Actually it was them just worried for their jobs as they knew people would prefer to see live videos, in game footage instant news views. While reviews could be out on games release days etc.

    Now the big gaming websites Eurogamer Giantbomb IGN Gamespot are similarly worried about Twitch YouTube gaming etc.

    Real people showing footage of games and chatting about them. Not concerned with advertising budgets, shareholders etc. Just happy to get some free stuff to play and earn money just monetising their YouTube channel.

    Consumers rightly or wrongly put weight in average joes opinions rather than so called experts. You only have to look how news outlets often quote a random off Twitter as though their is weight behind what they say.

    When I was a kid you watched the news, they were talking about joining the common market. On came a Professor from OxBridge who had studied it for 20 years. Now we leaving the EU on comes a quote from Sid the white van man who logs on Twitter calling himself EUisPoo and he's the expert.

    Heaven help us all!!!
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  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • petebritish 24/10/2016

    Sent my Wife and Son in yesterday. He wanted a code for a Pokemon which is supposed be free. 2 seconds after entering store, a young guy blocked their path saying "Give me £5 to try this, it's the future". "No thanks" the wife said. Still he persisted. Eventually asked for said Pokemon Volcanion code. Guy at counter said we only give that out if you buy a Pokemon game. Ridiculous.

    Compare with Smyths toys who gave us extra codes for rare Pokemon in case it didn't work. If it hadn't been my decision to boycott their stores years ago, I would shown the assistant how we do virtual reality round my way.....

    Sooner they disappear off the High Street the better. It is has know put my wife off buying PSVR saying it looked daft anyway. Christmas present to myself off the radar too.!!
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  • Halo: Master Chief Collection gets new 523MB patch

  • petebritish 27/11/2014

    Will give this a go this afternoon. Here's hoping it does what it should have done on launch... A discount on Halo 5 for anyone who got this for launch by way of an apology wouldn't go amiss .. Reply +1
  • Halo: Master Chief Collection dev issues "heartfelt apologies" as matchmaking issues continue

  • petebritish 25/11/2014

    I spent 7 days downloading this . So far I have managed to play one online game. Ridiculous.

    I was excited leading upto launch . Finished work early specially. Played first level single player to adjust to control layout. Was hoping to settle into multiplayer... Even hyped kids up who remember watching me play original.

    Since launch managed one game online. Still cant get online. Have seen the game on sale now at £30 and really wished I had not bothered or at least waited. If I had spent £45 on a toaster and it didn't toast bread i would expect and get a refund. 343 and Microsoft how to spoil a launch. Poor.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix due today

  • petebritish 12/11/2014

    I waited 5 mins for matchmaking gave up did single player. Waiting 6hrs is madness. If I wait that long it would have to be for an emergency operation..

    If people have that much time to burn just waiting it is no wonder I do badly online. I will b lucky to play 6 hrs online this month.
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  • Halo 2 Anniversary launch trailer shows off fancy pants new cinematics

  • petebritish 29/10/2014

    You start to think is it worth going backwards and doing Halo again? Then you watch these trailers, have a look on youtube at the best multiplayer maps you remember.

    The answer then is a definite yes. I have set it downloading off the store. Besides I have had another son since the original, so can bore them about the Halo lore and who can then beat me in multiplayer.

    Damn my ageing reactions....

    Role on the 11th...
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  • FIFA 15 Ultimate Team: time for a shake-up?

  • petebritish 29/09/2014

    @Twisted_Firestarter modern day Panini is exactly right. It brings memories back of swap got swap scenario at school. My 20 year old son texted me at work to say ring him urgent. I thought what's up short of cash at uni. No he got Maldini in a pack, screamed the place down he said. Ultimate team great for that... Reply +6
  • petebritish 29/09/2014

    I just wish the web app would work properly and the game wouldn't quit just after winning a match. Every year EA seem to ❤ p*ssing people off. Reply +4
  • Mario Kart 8 off to a great start

  • petebritish 03/06/2014

    Good news for the Big N. I put it as the best since Mario Kart Super Circuit. Have already put in 10 hours on TT alone. Brilliant. If only I could do this bunny hop speed boost thing that the worlds fastest do I would be well away... Reply 0
  • Wii U Wii U Wii U: Is it time to call an ambulance for Nintendo's console?

  • petebritish 25/05/2013

    The Wii U could still recover and be a good system. What it need quite simply is more games. They should have delayed the machine until they had a launch line up of all their big hitters. Mario Kart Zelda 3D Mario FZero Pokemon RPG etc.

    The eshop also needed to be launched all guns blazing. Their collection of old software is amazing. All their main franchises have already made them a massive profit, they should have looked at ios and android stores as the competition here and sold cheaper 99p price point all their snes titles N64 titles lauched on day one. Everyone would have bought loads of titles.
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  • PlayStation 4 to launch in Japan and North America this year, but not reach Europe until early 2014 - report

  • petebritish 01/02/2013

    I can't help but think that if this report is true, and MS release oct/nov time Sony will struggle to catch up in Europe for a good few years. MS console with a good launch line up across Europe would be a massive headstart.

    I thought Sony did not want to happen this time round?

    I will I am sure get both, however the masses will probably go for the machine that launches this side of christmas.
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  • Games of 2011: Portal 2

  • petebritish 27/12/2011

    Loved the 1st one,just picked up this for £7 from Morrisons and initial impressions, top notch.. Reply 0
  • Games of 2011: Super Mario 3D Land

  • petebritish 26/12/2011

    The 1st half was fairly straightforward, the 2nd a different matter altogther. I can't even find all the star coins on some levels nevermind complete them. Great great game... Reply +5
  • Games of 2011: StreetPass Quest

  • petebritish 24/12/2011

    Funny never thought of this as my game of year. Yet I have enjoyed playing it perhaps more than anything else. Perhaps because it was free never thought.. Just need more hats now. Reply +3
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean trailer

  • petebritish 27/04/2011

    Wow, call me impressed looks excellent. Reply 0
  • WWE All Stars trailer reveals roster

  • petebritish 28/02/2011

    Will there be the correct intro music for each superstar? Reply +1
  • Modern Warfare 2

  • petebritish 10/11/2009

    Great so far thank you Morrisons 25.99 so good deal plenty in stock at 08.30 although few people going in for it..

    Shame got to go into work soon...

    Excellent review..
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  • GTA IV boosts PS3 sales in US

  • petebritish 02/05/2008

    It might have sold a lot of copies 1st day, but it won't sell many this week as like is typical no shops have got any stock left! Sort it out please! ! Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles

  • petebritish 15/02/2008

    Nice review one to avoid i think. Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto IV dated

  • petebritish 24/01/2008

    seem to remember Sonic 2uesday for the Megadrive classic so imagine it will do well. just hope it beats Crackdown, and the saving and restarting missions options are not as per San Andreas Reply 0
  • FIFA 08 tops UK Charts

  • petebritish 08/01/2008

    Alot of those top titles were discounted b4 xmas now they seem to be full price. Call duty 4 was £24.99 on 360 in loads of places now its £35+ everywhere.

    So much for the January sales!

    Also when is Mario and Sonic on Wii going to be back in shops?!! The Wii chart section in any shops is empty. Come on Nintendo you are taking the *iss

    Boom Boom!!
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  • Virtual Console Roundup

  • petebritish 08/12/2007

    rolling thunder 2 1st game I ever completed fully.Now wii points are swapped for stars might be worth a dabble.Good review.

    Any chance of a dancing universe review on 360??
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  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

  • petebritish 19/11/2007

    Looks a great game.Ideal for family fun at xmas.

    Can't help but think that if there was nothing to unlock in single player and everything was available at the start, the reviewer would have called the game for no secrets or extras to unlock?

    Damned if you do damned if you don't. So to speak..
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  • Proving Ground demo on Live

  • petebritish 12/09/2007

    Great demo loads of new features. Looks good,I hope I can kill Eric though at some stage. He is annoying as hell.

    Loads better than Skate demo, which was way too frustrating to have FUN!! You might get a sense of achievement with Skate but its at the expense of enjoying playing. IMO

    It seems to be like Pro Evo Vs FIFA or Burnout Vs Forza.

    One gets the adrenaline going with edge of the seat gameplay the other is like a game of Chess via email. Satisfying yet?!
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  • Mario Kart details 'speculation'

  • petebritish 06/09/2007

    "Currently second quarter 2008".

    Believe that when its on the shelves, I would bet not before November 2008 at earliest for UK
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  • FIFA 08 PC demo

  • petebritish 01/09/2007

    hope xbox live demo is up soon. Hope this game finally delivers... Reply 0
  • Shrek The Third

  • petebritish 26/06/2007

    My 4 year old loved the demo on 360 and notice is only £20 so not bad for the nippers Reply 0
  • Mario Strikers: Charged Football

  • petebritish 18/05/2007

    Is it worth buying though if you own the gamecube game.? Reply 0
  • Next Tony Hawk's detailed

  • petebritish 15/05/2007

    Tony Hawk project 8 was best since the 3rd one for me. My most played game of last year. Hope this is good and not like number 4 Reply 0
  • Double Dragon arrives on XBLA

  • petebritish 09/05/2007

    This and track and field cost me a fortune back in the day. Remeber challenging a youth to a game when he won expected cash!! so did a quick getaway.

    If you are that youth reading this. If you didn't waste your youth mastering games you might have been able to run faster..
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  • NHL 2K7

  • petebritish 23/12/2006

    Have not played hockey since the megadrive nhlpa93 that was class.Hope its as good. Notice Gamestation have it in stores at £29.99 as part of buy one get one free. So not bad could get this plus NBA2k7 for £30 not bad. Too many games not enough time. Reply 0
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam

  • petebritish 15/12/2006

    The review i have been waiting for thanks EG think i will stick to TP 8. good review though Reply 0
  • Contra

  • petebritish 14/12/2006

    The problem with these older games,the same on the Virtual console on Wii, is that they tarnish the memory you had as a child. Of these amazing games the likes of which you had never seen b4. Now they seem pants..

    Like seeing your old school girlfriend 20 years on,who everyone thought was hot, and now looks like Vicky Pollards granny..
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  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

  • petebritish 11/12/2006

    Great review spot on as usual. Definitly the most disappointing of the launch titles,perhaps was expecting too much from this. Whereas Wii play went in expecting nothing and at least had fun straightaway.

    Now to trade it in. Any chance of a review of Tony Hawk Downhill Jam?

    Torn between that and Rayman
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  • Actually, you might be able to buy a Wii - Nintendo

  • petebritish 07/12/2006

    EBay seem to have been given the lions share of machines the price they are going for is insane £400+ for basic package.. Considers selling pre order!! Reply 0
  • Faces of War

  • petebritish 07/12/2006

    Damn just as I thought PC games were thin on the ground 2 reviews in a matter of hours good work Reply 0
  • Star Wars Empire At War: Forces Of Corruption

  • petebritish 07/12/2006

    Possibly tempted by this,but football manager aside a poor crimbo for PC gaming Reply 0
  • Cars X360 demo on Live

  • petebritish 17/11/2006

    Got this on PSP if you have anyone under 7 in family great. If not avoid Reply 0
  • Tony Hawk's Project 8

  • petebritish 17/11/2006

    Too many games too little money. Euromillion jackpot needed to fund gaming habit.

    It would be cheaper to be on the white stuff..
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  • 400k Wiis for Japanese launch

  • petebritish 16/11/2006

    How many assigned for Europe? Specifically UK? Reply 0
  • Viva Piñata

  • petebritish 16/11/2006

    Great review and impressive score just hope import version arrives soon. Rare back on form...

    whatever next Goldeneye on Marketplace?
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  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2007

  • petebritish 16/11/2006

    Good review. If they could just improve the game engine,this would be an all time classic. As you say theres always next year...

    On your opening statement Kurt Angle when fully fit blows away Beniot, the Rock could lay the smacketh down on the Rattlesnake. Finally Big Show to beat the Legend Hogan? you must be on the same wacky backy as RVD. if you think that will happen.

    What you gonna do when Hogan Runs wild on YOU!!!
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  • F.E.A.R.

  • petebritish 14/11/2006

    Can imagine the Gears of war fans not liking this review. a remake of a year old PC game scores a 9? Amazing Reply 0
  • Nintendo plans huge UK Wii tour

  • petebritish 03/11/2006

    Anyone know any where thats still doing pre-orders for the 8th guaranteed? Reply 0
  • Mercury Meltdown

  • petebritish 31/10/2006

    could be 1st purchase on PSP in last 6 months thank god i have a DS

    More good games please Sony
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