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  • Nintendo confirms SNES mini, including never-released Starfox 2

  • shotbyascot 27/06/2017

    Honestly. I'm speechless at these tactics by Nintendo.

    I know it's only a bit of plastic. I know I can get emulators to play them. Hell I have most of the games on my New 3DS.

    That's because I love Nintendo. But the fact they deny me most of their products (Switch always out of stock here in Spain, Amiibos sell out before released, Mini NES unobtainable and now mini SNES).....honestly, I actually dislike them as a company now.

    Crazy folks running that company I tell you.
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  • shotbyascot 27/06/2017

    What a joke. Pre orders sold out already and I miss out because I was on holiday and not paying attention.

    Way to treat your fans Nintendo, same with Mini NES and Amiibos.

    You can stick your Switch too .
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  • Xbox One X promises a strong and stable line-up

  • shotbyascot 12/06/2017

    This article is how I feel. I can't (yet to be fair) justify 500 on an upgrade, when my Xbox One will still let me play Forza 7 (the only game they showed I'll buy, despite being more of the same).

    My upgrade to PSPro only cost me 150 trading in my old system. Don't think I'll have change of 375 if I wanted to do the same up to Xbox One X.....
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  • Xbox One Scorpio revealed as Xbox One X

  • shotbyascot 12/06/2017

    Considering my Xbox One has taken a back seat to my PS4 over the last year, Microsoft haven't shown me anything to make me want to upgrade it to this.

    If I have 500 spare change, I'd rather stick with PSPro, Xbox One (one?) setup on my 4K display and instead try out VR or Switch, which my friends are having great fun with.
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  • Free, Star Wars Battlefront 2's downloadable content will be

  • shotbyascot 11/06/2017

    P.S. It's obvious the deluxe edition will allow you to skip grinding upgrades to the basic classes. I don't mind that. I'll catch them up quick anyway with the hours I'm sure to put in.

    There will surely be micro transactions but hopefully for things like character skins and weapon skins. Stuff that won't affect balance but that I for one wouldn't mind paying a few extra Euros for.

    They really do have a chance to make this a seriously good game. I have faith in DICE!
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  • shotbyascot 11/06/2017

    Battlefront was/is a good game. The hate it gets is ENTIRELY undeserved and comes only from those who argue the original release content was poor.

    I'd agree it was lacking, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The content which came with the season pass, whilst expensive, was fantastic. The free updates they also provided, were equally fun.

    In the end, it's come to be my favorite PS4 title. Easy to turn on, pretty, nostalgic and with lots of different modes, just plain fun (providing you don't play in the awful 1st person view).

    Those who say it's nothing like the original Battlefronts are delusional. The originals were great, but go play them now - they haven't aged well!

    Battlefront 2 looks like it will have lots of content off the bat, free DLC and with action across all Star Wars eras, I have faith this could be one of the best Star Wars games ever.
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  • WipEout at 4K 60fps is PS4 Pro at its best

  • shotbyascot 07/06/2017

    God damn this game is good. 4k HDR is quite a thing to behold as well.

    Can anyone help though, in photo mode how do you actually take the photo? If you hide the help and click share, you still have all the menus on screen etc. I'm missing something?
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  • WipEout Omega Collection review

  • shotbyascot 05/06/2017

    I have this pre-ordered and cannot wait to play it. Spotify Wipeout Playlist at the ready! Reply 0
  • GT Sport on PS4 Pro: 4K impresses, but what about 1080p support?

  • shotbyascot 21/05/2017

    Look forward to the excellent Pro +4K support, but I have to say this is coming across to me as possibly lacking in content, certainly lacking anything new and well, just a little bit boring? Reply +4
  • The Surge is Souls-inspired sci-fi - with better technology

  • shotbyascot 18/05/2017

    I upgraded to a 4K 55" Samsung KU set and PS4 Pro for this kind of support. Will probably pick this up.

    Hope more Devs take note!
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  • Nintendo reveals E3 plans

  • shotbyascot 12/05/2017

    Dear Nintendo,

    Switch. We like it. But a Zelda, Splatoon and Mario Kart we have for Wii U, plus one Super Mario game, isn't going to persuade us all to spend 400+.

    Bring news of more. Smash Bros. Animal Crossing. Metroid. F-Zero. Star Fox. 3rd party ports. Free virtual console games for subs.

    You can do it. Don't get scared now.

    Gamers of the World
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  • The appeal of Nintendo's new handheld play is plain to see

  • shotbyascot 08/05/2017

    My New 3DSXL is a wonderful thing.

    Luigi Mansion 2
    Mario 3D World
    New Mario Bros 2
    Smash Bros
    Mario Kart 7
    Mario Maker
    Zelda Link between worlds
    Zelda Ocarina of Time
    Zelda Majoras Mask
    Hyrule Warriors
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Kirby Planet Robobot
    Animal Crossing
    Star Fox 3D
    Monster Hunter Ultimates & Generations
    Super Street Fighter IV

    Then add to that the best way to play NES or SNES games from virtual console and Indy games like Isaac or Shovel Knight.

    Wonderful console. Mine is for life.
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  • Nintendo Switch shifted 2.74m units in its first month

  • shotbyascot 28/04/2017

    All you people silly enough not to have bought a Wii U (my catalogue is seriously impressive), are in for a treat with Mario Kart today.

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  • Watch: Here's everything we know about Star Wars Battlefront 2

  • shotbyascot 21/04/2017

    @Bush_Killa-73 Yup, it has its flaws. The fact it's nigh on impossible to be a hero in standard MP games and that vehicle spawns are so bad (balance needs looking at too), certainly there's room for improvement.

    But anyone who says it's a bad game, frankly has no idea what they're talking about.

    COD:IW is a bad game (I have it and have played it 4 times). BF is a fun, great looking game (I've been playing all year and now lvl.100).
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  • shotbyascot 20/04/2017

    Love how people tear into Battlefront and this sequel. Mainly with moans of how it's nothing like the original Battlefront 1 or 2.

    I would agree that the season pass was a joke and the original release on PS4/XboxOne had virtually no content, but as a Star Wars fan, what was there was incredible to behold.

    Once all the content had dropped, had it not been for fragmented player base, it would be in my opinion a brilliant game. I've played it more in the last year than any other game.

    Battlefront on PS2 is crap to go back and play it now btw. Was good then, but nostalgia makes some people completely irrational.
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  • Civilization Revolution gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • shotbyascot 06/04/2017

    Forza 4 would be nice. Still the best.

    I also second Sega Rally. That game may have been criticized, but I loved it.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • shotbyascot 20/03/2017

    Not even recommended. *grabs popcorn Reply -29
  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • shotbyascot 20/03/2017

    I'm not bothered so much by this, after all Switch is a portable console and it's still a significant upgrade over the New 3DS which incidentally I still play daily (as it plays my best library of games of any console I own).

    What's still stopping me from committing to buying one before the year is out, is battery life which looks useless.
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  • Dragon Quest Heroes 2: Switch vs PlayStation 4

  • shotbyascot 08/03/2017

    The Vita really is a great, capable little handheld isn't it? Still playing mine weekly and like my Wii U, I will never sell it.

    Pretty sure this is just lazy optimization for Switch.
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  • Watch: Ian plays the first five hours of Breath of the Wild on the Wii U

  • shotbyascot 04/03/2017

    @PYF Agreed. I was on it all last night and several hours this morning. Stunning game and it has really drawn me in already.

    No need to buy a switch to play it if you have Wii U. Lags occasionally but not often and it spoils nothing. Works with pro controller too which is great, though I'm finding gamepad motion controls make bow and spear aiming much faster and easier.
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  • shotbyascot 03/03/2017

    I did the same, cancelled Switch pre-order with nothing I want out until later in the year and pre-ordered Zelda for my trusty Wii U. My copy arrived at work today.

    Now sat waiting whilst it rains outside for the update to download and install (God, now you can't even simply play Nintendo games out of the box *sigh). Also have small bowl of mixed nuts at hand with beverages as I suspect once launched, I won't want to move for many hours.

    Edit * I also received a funky landscape double sided BotW poster and t-shirt. The t-shirt is a medium though, so I'm thinking I might want to lay off the nuts if it's gonna fit me....
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  • GAME is having trouble with launch day Nintendo Switch deliveries

  • shotbyascot 03/03/2017

    Guess I'm lucky then here in Spain. I ordered my copy of Zelda on Wednesday night and received it in a massive long box along with poster and t-shirt (awesome pre-order bonuses btw kudos to GAME Spain where it's due).

    First hour and absolutely loving it. Beautiful game even with sub def, jaggy edges and a few stutters (not often) on Wii U. Doesn't spoil it. That's my weekend gone!
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  • Watch: Epona's in Breath of the Wild, but as an amiibo unlock

  • shotbyascot 03/03/2017

    I have all the Zelda Amiibos except the first windwaker Link.

    The new BotW ones are already proving hard to get, here in Spain at least - typical Nintendo who like to try their best to ensure eBay profit sellers take all the stock to then rip us real fans off.
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  • Nintendo Switch review

  • shotbyascot 02/03/2017

    GameCube was the other Nintendo release I missed at launch and just never bought one....Not sure why as I'm Nintendo mad. Recently picked one up though cheap and loving Rogue Squadron 1 & 2, Mario Kart DD and Mario Sunshine! They hold up even today. Reply +6
  • shotbyascot 02/03/2017

    This review justifies my decision to cancel Switch pre-order for now, get Zelda Breath of the Wild for Wii U tomorrow and probably get Switch for Christmas.

    By that time Mario Kart, Splatoon, Mario Odyssey and hopefully some 3rd party stuff like FIFA/Skyrim will be awesome fun to play portable.
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  • Nintendo Switch won't have Virtual Console at launch

  • shotbyascot 24/02/2017

    @leebyron They know idiots like me would also giggle in delight at being able to play Mario World, Mario Kart, TLOZalttp, Super Metroid, FZero and Earthbound on the go.

    My New 3DS XL makes the Switch look pathetic tbh. My library and back catalogue is incredible.

    I hope they make Switch the console 3DS already is.
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  • Table Top Racing: World Tour comes out on Xbox One in March

  • shotbyascot 22/02/2017

    @el_pollo_diablo Also @ the comment before yours. Do you not understand how silly you sound criticizing a game where you race around table tops in toy cars, as having poor handling?

    Granted it's not my favorite game but it was solid and fun whilst it kept my attention. I'd say younger kids would enjoy it a lot.

    The comments above calling it rubbish are ridiculous. Project cars on Xbox is rubbish. Have you seen the frame rate? Especially without a patch.
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  • Nintendo Switch system features shown off in video

  • shotbyascot 17/02/2017

    @Darren Agreed. But I tend not to buy games at launch. Waiting just a couple months sees an inevitable drop. Normally Nintendo games hold value regardless of age, but I can't see that sticking with Switch due to the higher RRPs.

    I agree 3rd party support isn't assured, but it's that old gaming dilemma...if you wait too long you may contribute to its downfall.

    Wii U may be considered a flop but I have over 30 games for mine and still play it. If I get a switch this year and it's dead in 4-5 years, I bet I'll still feel happy to have bought one.

    I just don't want to buy it at launch, when there is one exclusive game I can already get for another console I already own. I'm otherwise completely sold.
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  • shotbyascot 17/02/2017

    Though I stand by my decision not to get one at launch and just buy BOTW on Wii U first, this looks great. Tied with other 3rd party stuff looking good enough for a mobile gaming platform (which it is), it's an almost dead cert I'll have one by the end of the year. Reply +3
  • Rocket League, NBA 2K17 free to play on Xbox One this weekend

  • shotbyascot 17/02/2017

    My sub is up end of February and I was considering not to renew when all my MP games are on PS4.

    Offering Project Cars and Star Wars Force Unleashed free is good enough to persuade me of the value though, over the year and with an EA Access sub as well, it means I only have to buy the great exclusives on the Xbox One (which also tend to be cheaper than Sony exclusives) because there are plenty of otherwise included content for 60-80 per year.

    Great value console, it really is.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 4 runs faster on Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 13/02/2017

    @Haar I have a 4K set and I am NOT an early adopter of new television tech. My Samsung 55 UHD cost me well under 1000. I guarantee you, install base is getting higher than you think.

    If you'd ever actually seen the difference between true 4K image or upscaled to, you wouldn't have the opinion you have.
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  • Nintendo Classic Mini NES review

  • shotbyascot 05/02/2017

    Who cares, it's not like you can actually find it in a shop to buy it. I'm a massive Nintendo fan.

    I have Game Boy, NES, SNES, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS stuff.....if you think that's dumb or not makes no difference, it is loyalty. That Nintendo make me have to pay stupid eBay prices really, really puts me off them.
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  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • shotbyascot 14/01/2017

    @_captain_slow_ Not sure I agree. Timing is everything.

    I have been not buying other things for a short while now, as I fully intended to buy Switch on launch (which I knew would be expensive).

    Now I'm not getting one (I will simply get BOTW for my WiiU) immediately, that cash I had targeted for it may end up being used to get something else. If Sony do something that makes VR irresistible, or properly support Pro (I could pick up a decent 4k TV for the same price of Switch), or if Microsoft tempt me with some unexpected news about Scorpio and it's price point.

    Nintendo might have just lost my sale for a long time (and I'm certain I am no rare case) and sales matter to share holders, who in turn keep the company going in their current state.
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  • shotbyascot 14/01/2017

    @rep- See that's absolutely fine. You admit that even though it's expensive and there's essentially only one game to buy for it on launch day, you're still going to want one.

    For me though, it's a step too far. I am Nintendo mad, with Gameboy, Gameboy ASP, Gamecube, 2x 3DSXLs and WiiU at home alongside a mountain of Amiibos. But I simply find it insulting that they are releasing a "console" that will cost me 400 to buy with one game, has no other games to buy for it at that time, plus they price extra controllers even more expensive than PS4/XOne remotes (which I already find overpriced).

    Honestly, it's like Nintendo already had the console made, but decided to give up and are now releasing it anyway as they may as well.

    I will get one no doubt, but not until there are at least 5 or 6 games I actually want available and I know 3rd party support will be good, as the big attraction for me was being able to play the big franchises properly on the go (something I always hoped my Vita would do but sadly didn't).
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  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • shotbyascot 14/01/2017

    @Amazing_Exception But only one of those comes out at launch. Are you really going to spend that much in March, just to play one game?

    Fair enough if so, but personally I've cancelled my order and will wait until later when my daughter and I will have more than just Zelda to play on it (I'm going to get BOTW for WiiU instead, so missing nothing).
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  • shotbyascot 13/01/2017

    @seeyoshirun I was defending it this morning when people were mainly moaning about the price. For me, having paid 400+ for PS4 and Xbox One with games at their launch, I don't mind 350 for Switch new.

    But then I thought about it at work through the day. 1 game I want. The other 4 are crap, nothing more than fillers let's be honest. Owning WiiU already, that one game I want I can get for 55 already. Even if I couldn't do that, I came to the realization, I can't spend 400 on a console with one desirable game.

    I'll just wait until Christmas and hopefully get it cheaper with Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart and Splatoon.

    Nintendo, whoever is in charge needs firing.
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  • shotbyascot 13/01/2017

    Okay. I don't mind the price. I don't mind the quirkiness.

    But 5 games at launch, 4 of which I don't want and the 5th one I can get on my Wii U anyway.

    I think I may have just cancelled my preorder. I am a HUGE Nintendo fan, but I'm sorry, I'm not paying 400 (Amazon have it 340 pre order) to play a game I can get on a console I already have. I'll buy it later.
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  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for 279.99

  • shotbyascot 13/01/2017

    And still the moans about price continue to roll in.....mainly from U.K. folks. Wonder why? Democracy is a bitch, isn't it?

    The one guy in France who said Amazon had it at 350, you're looking too early, it'll be 299 later as that's the RRP throughout Europe.
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  • shotbyascot 13/01/2017

    3DS here is 199 with no game, so 250 with one and a charger.

    I think 350 for Switch with game launch day isn't bad. It'll also drop to 250-300 with a game for Christmas.
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  • shotbyascot 13/01/2017

    Funny reading all the comments about the price, it came in exactly as I thought. Also you can all criticise blaming Brexit all you like, but it's a fact you're paying more for it than you would have done without. 1 year ago, this would have been announced 249.99.

    299.99 where I live is fine for me at launch, still way below what my PS4 or Xbox One cost when launched.
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  • Here's when you can pre-order the Nintendo Switch from Amazon UK

  • shotbyascot 12/01/2017

    I have a Wii U. I love it. However I agree it was a mess and ultimately, a failure.

    This feels different though. I'm genuinely excited.

    I made up my mind a while ago about buying one and I've no qualms about Day One. Nintendo consoles and software hold their value well. My only concern is they'll screw me over like they did with Mini NES. I still don't have one of those because they still aren't back on the shelves, which is utterly laughable and makes me hate Nintendo a little.

    Wonder if it's part of a marketing ploy? To make people like me think Switch release will be similarly limited stock.....
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  • What's going on with Zelda: Breath of the Wild's release date?

  • shotbyascot 06/01/2017

    @jasonchurch So much opinion, so few facts.

    Southern Europe isn't in meltdown, neither is Europe as a whole. Of course some things need improving, but the benefits are huge. You'll all find out over the next 5 years.

    Of course I was selfish in voting Remain. I've lived and worked in Spain half my working life. This was made easier due to Scotland's position in the EU. Perhaps you would prefer I came back, along with all other Uk immigrants in the EU? We outnumber EU immigrants to the U.K. and if i can be stereotypical, are probably more likely to take your jobs, or in the case of the OAPs, drain your NHS than any EU immigrant NET contributing to your economy.

    I'm Scottish. It was my right to vote, as much as it was yours.
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  • shotbyascot 05/01/2017

    @darth_paul I think you miss my opinion or just misunderstand. Nintendo or other gaming companies will probably continue to supply the same products as they currently do throughout Europe. You don't know that however and neither do I, which is the concession I was making. What you can be sure of, which I was pointing out as living outside the U.K. but knowing Brexit is economic insanity, is stuff like games will go up in price short to medium term. I'll find that funny....a bit.

    I live in Spain and voted Remain. Trust me, I know likely more than you do about how things will work.
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  • shotbyascot 05/01/2017

    @FortysixterUK All Nintendo games sold in Europe are multi language. In Spain where I live, I can play them in Spanish or English.

    They use the same product in different boxes throughout Europe. It's cheaper for them to do it that way.

    Anyone who doesn't understand why you have to wait, doesn't understand EU trade deals.

    I can't wait for Brexit. You might all get stuff sooner, but it'll almost certainly go up in price a bit.
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  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered is now free on PlayStation Plus

  • shotbyascot 05/01/2017

    @dylillama I'm abroad and can't get my Vita connected to wifi for some reason (typical hotel wifi) but will be downloading all this months games when home tonight.

    Hope you can sort it, it's a good quality title.
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  • shotbyascot 05/01/2017

    @dylillama Just search it manually on the store app? If that doesn't work, i find PS Support on Twitter usually get you sorted with any issues. Reply 0
  • Sony's 2017: steady as she goes as PS4 goes big on games

  • shotbyascot 05/01/2017

    GT Sport isn't even a full GT game. Sure it'll be ok, but I'm certain it's no Forza beater.

    Uninspired list for me overall. My excitement for gaming in 2017 is coming from Nintendo.
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  • There's a new WipEout game

  • shotbyascot 03/12/2016

    @NewDayRocks I'm a huge Wipeout fan but you Sir, are certifiable. Reply 0
  • People are selling the out of stock NES Mini with a huge markup

  • shotbyascot 11/11/2016

    They better get stock back in before Christmas or many people will no doubt be disappointed.

    They are also not available on in Spain, with them going second hand on there from 140 Euros minimum. An utter joke, get your act together Nintendo. If I don't put one on my Christmas list, my wife will never let me buy one and you'll lose a sale.
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  • Gran Turismo may have fixed its long-standing sound problem

  • shotbyascot 03/11/2016

    Who cares? Granny Turismo takes so long to come out, it's already outdone by the competition's 2nd sequel or iteration by the time it does land.

    Polyphoney are a joke.
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