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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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  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • shotbyascot 20/10/2016

    Was Gameboy a fluke? Or NES? Or SNES? Or the DS systems? Hell, 3DS even did pretty well.

    Wii U didn't do well, but that was the exception to otherwise reliably good quality, popular gaming platforms. I'd just stop if I were you, you might look silly around launch time.
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  • shotbyascot 20/10/2016

    Listen to all the simple minded people complaining about it not stacking up against PS4 or Xbox One. Hilarious that they simply don't get they're not looking at a home console here.

    On a separate note, I hope that you can watch media App's on the screen when detached, like the Wii U pad. Hugely irritating Sony don't let you with Vita or PC remote play.
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  • shotbyascot 20/10/2016

    This looks great so is still day one for me, with a pro controller too.

    Skyrim on the go also appeals, so won't be buying that on PS4 or Xbox One now!

    Zelda, Mario, Splatoon and Mario Kart at launch is also doing it right. Price is the only possible downfall now!
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  • Digital Foundry vs Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2016

    Anyone like a code for Infinite Warfare Beta? They gave me 6, but I don't need them all....downloading mine now. Reply 0
  • Our Mafia 3 review will be late - here's why

  • shotbyascot 07/10/2016

    Also I'm never surprised about lack of reviews on Eurogamer. They only review about 5% of game releases anyway. Reply +17
  • shotbyascot 07/10/2016

    Due to lack of reviews, I didn't buy this today when I was browsing for something new to play and probably won't now, looking at upcoming releases.

    Serves them right, it's obviously a stinker in my mind if they embargo reviews until after its on shelves.
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  • XCOM 2 review

  • shotbyascot 27/09/2016

    @GoodForm I'd also like to know, though to be fair even if there are concessions I'll likely be buying it anyway.

    The Vita version of the last game had poor frames and long load times after all, but it is still bloody good fun to play on the go!
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with COD Infinite Warfare on PS4 Pro

  • shotbyascot 27/09/2016

    @Haar Excuse me? Did I insult you? Lol. Grow up.

    It's my opinion whether you like it or not.

    You however seem to make my point for me. The PS4 isn't exactly 4K. So it's a waste of time.

    By the way I own PS4, Xbox One and Wii U so I have no allegiance. Funny how just looking at the facts on paper give you more common sense and manners.
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  • shotbyascot 26/09/2016

    @Creamysmooth Exactly. The PS4 does nothing extra the premium price justifies.

    The Xbox One S is actually extremely good value as a 4k disc player and also has great games.

    I'd go either Slim PS4 or One S.

    Having a PS4 already, nothing persuades me to upgrade to either new Sony.
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  • shotbyascot 25/09/2016

    So, it's confirmed the Pro is not worth upgrading to unless you have or buy a 4k screen and if you do, you'd probably be better getting an Xbox instead to enjoy 4k discs.

    What a missed opportunity.
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  • Forza Horizon 3 review

  • shotbyascot 27/09/2016

    @carlos100 Only applies to all assists if you have wheel and pedal setup. Driving a computer game with a pad is not comparable to driving in real life my friend.

    However, assists off is just more fun for me so I'm with your train of thought more or less :)
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  • shotbyascot 27/09/2016

    Any race fan who doesn't own an Xbox One, needs to get one. Forza 6, Horizon 1, 2 and 3, F1 2016, Project Cars, Assetto Corsa and Dirt Rally? Bliss. Reply +10
  • Death Star DLC introduces the Star Wars: Battlefront you were looking for (sort of)

  • shotbyascot 22/09/2016

    @Dorlingus Yes, this happens often and enrages me. There is literally no way out once they're on that door and all it takes are a few slow respawners on your team to end up stuck there.

    I do however tend to get past stage 1 more often than not, perhaps I'm just lucky to side with players who PTO.

    A bit of tweaking and this mode will be great. I like that they're all different. The core game with big maps, Outer Rim for condensed indoor fights, Bespin I found really fun and flowing, then death star for space battles.

    Chewbacca is a great hero addition too, along with the new unlocked standard characters (aiming for rebel pilot outfit!).
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  • The Death Star DLC looks snazzy in Star Wars Battlefront

  • shotbyascot 17/09/2016

    @Lukree it's on sale, now's the time.

    I completely understand the moaning about the lack of content at launch and that there is so much locked behind DLC, but honestly I've played this since release more than any other game and even with a season pass, I feel happy with the overall experience and value I have from it.

    Saying that, I am a massive Star Wars geek so a mug for it!
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  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf update will weed your town

  • shotbyascot 12/09/2016

    I'm not ashamed to admit I still play this. A lot.

    Glad Nintendo are introducing Amiibo functionality, hopefully they will in more games too, as I have about 30 of them including the full splatoon set....
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  • Digital Foundry: Three hours with PlayStation 4 Pro

  • shotbyascot 09/09/2016

    This is a premium item, few I know have or want an expensive 4K display and your average consumer certainly won't buy one and a Pro.

    The problem is that as a premium item, it falls a little short for me. If I were in the market, a top quality PC suddenly becomes similar value, an Xbox one slim a better 4k option for movies, or the clearly higher performing Scorpio would be worth waiting for a premium console experience.

    This is kind of the master of nothing. I see no point in it over my already excellent PS4.1.
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  • Face-Off: F1 2016

  • shotbyascot 27/08/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- I've tried it again and can't recreate. Bizarre.

    I'm adamant that I couldn't get it around the hairpin. It was not speed or lines, as at the time I was even reversing back in frustration after clipping the wall, to try and crawl round at low speed on full lock and it wouldn't get round even then!!.....must have been a controller config or something really stupid in the setup XD
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  • shotbyascot 27/08/2016

    It happened to me once when I tried to do a quick race Monaco. I don't use a wheel. I didn't set the car up properly. Solved it easily of course, but I'm no liar and I'm better than average at racers, there was literally no way of getting the car around the corner without touching a wall.

    I will do it later to recreate if I get the time. I meant Grand Hotel hairpin obviously, was having a blonde moment.
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  • shotbyascot 26/08/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- No, you are. You obviously have the car setup well. Good for you.

    I can assure you however, with a certain setup on PS4 at least, you cannot get around that hairpin without hitting the wall on exit.

    It's a fact, get over yourself.
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  • shotbyascot 26/08/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- Wrong. It requires the correct setup. With a bad setup, you cannot get around the casino hairpin, no matter the line you take. Try it. Decrease toe out, reduce camber, decrease pressures, add understeer settings....see what happens.

    So, they might be naff at setting their car up, but you're talking crap.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront's incoming new mode sounds incredible

  • shotbyascot 17/08/2016

    It's already on sale and had been several times.

    Anyway, though I don't doubt it's a rip off, all star wars merchandise always has been. I'm a sucker for it and can't wait for this! Sounds awesome. Space battles!!!
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  • It looks like the white Xbox One S 2TB has sold out for good

  • shotbyascot 09/08/2016

    Still in stock Amazon Spain, in case it's not been noticed and anyone is after one..... Reply 0
  • Sonic boom: Ellie Gibson on nostalgia, novelty, and that 9/10

  • shotbyascot 06/08/2016

    But Sonic has always been ****?

    Fun read!
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  • Overwatch has over 15m players worldwide

  • shotbyascot 05/08/2016

    Looking forward to similar posters, commenting similar posts as they did about battlefronts player base press release the other day. You know, just for consistency and not to look stupid.

    Do quite fancy this game, but it seems to be stubbornly holding a high price point still....
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  • EA says millions are still playing Star Wars: Battlefront

  • shotbyascot 04/08/2016

    @renzollama I've been playing fps MP games since they started and I enjoy it. Sure, it's simple, but skill still matters. Maybe you're just crap at it?

    I don't mind dying from a lucky shot now and again in a game (it really doesn't happen often) Besides, getting to play as Boba Fett or Darth Vader. That never gets old for me.
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  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • shotbyascot 28/07/2016

    @erasr This is funny because it's true! When I go on holiday, I take my 3DS, Vita and IPad with me. The only one I play on outside the hotel room is the iPad, because I don't want the other grown ups to know I'm a big geeky child. Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 28/07/2016

    Nail, hammer and perfect shot by Eurogamer. I'm hyped already and normally don't get so for hardware or software. Reply +4
  • PlayStation Store summer sale looks surprisingly good

  • shotbyascot 28/07/2016

    I bought Sniper Elite Ultimate (only played base game through before and loved it) and This War of Mine which I've fancied for ages but never seen for less than 22.99 until now, which was always too much.

    Happy with that, even though no time to play either right now.
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  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • shotbyascot 27/07/2016

    @m0thr4 I own ps4 and Xbox one as well. There is very little of any interest that isn't also a sequel or remaster. You only have to scroll through PS4 store to see its rammed with crap. Why the hell would I want another console striving to the same thing?

    The Wii U may have the same IPs of many past Nintendo systems, but there are lots of them and bar the awful animal crossing outing, Nintendo never let's us down.

    Mario Kart 8
    Mario 3D World
    Mario Bros U
    Luigi Bros U
    Zelda Wind Waker HD
    Zelda Twilight
    Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
    Captain Toad
    Pikmin 3
    Wonderful 101
    Smash Bros
    Star Fox
    Yoshi Wooly World
    Hyrule Warriors
    Mario Maker

    Then that it's backwards compatible with all Wii discs, plus the virtual console includes ability to add all your favorite SNES, NES, gameboy advance, DS and N64 games.

    But yeah, it has no choice of top games to play....
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  • shotbyascot 26/07/2016

    @p_nut_uk Bayonetta 2 is epic, however Mario 3D World, Zelda Windwaker remaster, Pikmin 3 and Mario Kart are just so much better than any iteration gone before, they're worth owning one for alone.

    I know what you mean about the 3DS, I hardly take mine out either apart from on holidays. If the NX has some serious grunt that will change though. Playing Zelda in the car waiting for my Missus to finish the weekly shop will be just too tempting!!
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  • shotbyascot 26/07/2016

    @joshwolfe Let me guess, you have to be slaughtering aliens or murdering prostitutes to feel like an adult, yeah?

    Nintendo do gaming better than anyone. The best games I've played in the last 30 years of my life are virtually all by Nintendo.

    You're a fool if you ignore their stuff just because you think you're "too cool" to play Splatoon or Mario over COD, Battlefield or GTA.

    Or perhaps you're just really poor, can't afford more than one console and so a little sore? There is literally no reason any real gamer, who owns more than one console, wouldn't have a Wii U as their second one right now. The NX will sit nicely alongside my PS4 or Xbox. If it had aimed to simply beat them a little in performance, why the hell would I bother?
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  • shotbyascot 26/07/2016

    @grassyknoll Spot on, totally in agreement. Why the hell anyone would want another slightly better Playstation or Xbox is beyond me.

    Nintendo do things their way and that is why I love them.

    If when details are released it's shown that the control feel and scheme is good in "handheld mode" (as FPS's on handhelds always feel rubbish to date), this will become an instant buy. It probably is already for me to be honest.
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