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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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  • 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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