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  • Watch: We almost unbox a Nintendo Switch

  • vert1go 18/02/2017

    @Mikumatt No... No I've checked again for you and I still see a Nintendo console/portable hybrid that plays Nintendo software.

    Maybe go for some delusion-squashing medication too, just to be on the safe side for others. Sounds like it's becoming an issue there mate.
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  • vert1go 17/02/2017

    @Mikumatt Perhaps an eye test is in order as you seem to constantly be making that mistake. Friendly suggestion. Reply +2
  • vert1go 17/02/2017

    I want to say I'm amazed by the number of utterly humourless people on display here in comment street but knowing how unpopular "fun" is around these parts, I'm really not. Reply +3
  • vert1go 17/02/2017

    @samuraishep I'd tell you but I'm under strict NDA about the embargo. In fact even the fact I'm under NDA is embarg... oops... Reply -2
  • vert1go 17/02/2017

    Eurogamer's exclusive In-boxing video. A new trend begins here!
    At least the box already appears to run at a smooth 60fps. Looks quite high res, too, but not sure about the texturing.

    EDIT: On first inspection not sure that interior cardboard is HDR white. Will wait for the DF box tear-down.
    Reply +6
  • Nintendo Switch system features shown off in video

  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    Nintendo visited IGN. They don't have it yet.
    The Switch in the video does not get set up for online (sensibly), that is why there is "no" eShop and only mention of the update.
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  • Yet more bad news for SNES preservation project which lost $10k of games in the post

  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    https://vid.me/oQkO

    A Gaf user has gotten a REAL Nintendo Switch early! UI VIDEO! :D
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  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    The bottom line remains who cares he's a fucking "youtuber" though, right..?
    The current US president-reject and chief racist has a larger audience, and nobody is listening to him either.
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    Take him and ALL "youtubers" "influencers" or anyone who can be described using those words and JUST SHOOT THEM.

    ...Regardless of if/what he's actually done.
    Reply 0
  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    Enough of the antics of these deeply punchable people. How about the fact some of the Switch dev docs leaked? Reply -4
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy release date set for June

  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    Always nice to see the C-list games are still firmly in that class. Reply -16
  • Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    All I'll add now is if anyone wants to dismiss motion controls as "not accurate" in Skyward Sword, or the other way as "waggle", please try the final boss fight(s) with Demise.

    It's actually a perfect implementation of 1:1 - yes it IS 1:1, not 8-way - and as a result incredibly demanding. To the point that, not having any training as a swordsman, I never managed to beat it because I am not a swordsman. It's almost more accurate to call it a simulation by that point.

    "Waggle". Psh. Like hell.
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  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    @LightlySalted The problem was that people at the time demanded that the accuracy wasn't enough and they MUST HAVE 1:1 for things like swordplay. As happened and led to Move.

    Not realising that actually, that is usually overcomplicated for games and people soon found out they didn't like having to effectively learn how to do these things in a more realistic way rather than the interpretive ways Wii Sports and the like did it. The simpler bowling of the original for example was always far more popular due to that fact than it was with WMP involved.

    But then there are still just some fools who like to dismissively term it all as "waggle" anyway.

    I'd love to see someone attempt to play Skyward Sword with "waggle". They'd soon find it was utterly ineffective in combat where you actually needed to learn to block, strike in fairly precise directions, and treat every single encounter in that way.

    It's usually a mark of someone who actually doesn't know what they're talking about if they think otherwise, I find.

    Motion controls are neither inherently good or bad. It's entirely down to the implementation or interpretation of them to add value.
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  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    If it provides five minutes of additional amusement and fun in addition to what has been a great base game for 25+ years... What's wrong with that? Is it just "not HARDCORE" enough? Are people so afraid of these things even being added as small, entirely ignorable parts of their games? Of a few minutes of silly fun, perhaps at a party?
    Novelty and amusement on a Nintendo platform. Can't have that, can we?:rolleyes:
    Reply +2
  • Valve is using AI to detect Counter-Strike cheaters

  • vert1go 16/02/2017

    Valve is using* algorithms and a database of conditions, programmed and weighted by humans *to detect CS cheaters
    Let me just debuzzword a reality-up that a bit.
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  • PlayStation Now is discontinuing service on PS3, Vita and PlayStation TV

  • vert1go 15/02/2017

    Probably getting ready to sell the building the two or three servers were in. Reply -5
  • Here's our first look at FIFA on Switch

  • vert1go 15/02/2017

    FIFA will compare unfavourably to other versions, as it'll be a lazy `port`.
    People as a result will not buy it.
    EA will shout SEE WE TRIED WE REALLY TRIED NOBODY BOUGHT IT WE CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY, THERE'S NO MARKET.
    And move on.
    Again.
    Reply +27
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • vert1go 15/02/2017

    @Ajent Nope. I don't. Perhaps it requires suspending knowledge in some way. A thing I'm unfamiliar with doing, given I quite like reality and learning or knowing things.
    Sorry. I guess you can go back to being puppeteered if that helps..?
    Reply -2
  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    @VanillaLake And to that I say... So what? Are the games somehow less fun? Nope. Reply 0
  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    @Ajent I suppose a lot of things are acceptable if you just "suspend knowledge".
    Look how well that's working for the current US `president`.
    I prefer not living in ignorant bliss, myself.
    Reply -1
  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    Of course it's not like they aren't also expecting to sell another FOUR new amiibo for the game, too.
    Oh, that's right, they are. Of course they haven't bothered to tell us what any of them do or add into the game yet with two weeks to go.
    I'm getting the feeling that 1-2 Switch milking game is more representative of Kimishima's attitude toward Zelda fans now.
    Reply +3
  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    @spekkeh Master Quest was not additional content on the N64. Nor is a "remix mode" that doesn't add anything new to the game really "additional content". There's no new characters, story, items, etc.

    And somewhat ironically, Master Quest was first available FREE as a bonus with Wind Waker. Nobody paid extra for it at the time, at least over here.
    Nor did they with the Ocarina of Time 3DS port. Or do you think they should have charged near half the price of the game again to let people download it..? Well, they didn't.
    Not comparable.
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    Some of us have been waiting what, four years or so now?
    Two weeks before... Money set aside, technically ready to pay at any time...

    ...Oh. You wanted the complete game day one? That'll be an extra £17.99 please.
    I don't get how some of you can not get this.
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    @JoelStinty If the story is important enough they've decided to tell it, it should be in the game. It's like the modern Star Wars canon. Buy the extra comics and novels and crap to fill in the intentionally left out details.
    No thanks.

    If it's not important enough to be in there in the first place - why does it exist? Why is it worth the money then?
    If you're happy missing out on knowing what is going on in a game, fine. But again as with Disney, they are playing on Zelda fans needing to get everything they can and squeezing them for money because they believe they can.

    And they probably can.
    Doesn't make it right though. Nor does it change the fact we've suddenly found out regardless of how huge Breath of the Wild may be, we're now expected to pay out if we want that full experience, or that they've decided to spring this a mere two weeks before launch.

    How does it make you feel toward Mario Odyssey or the likes to know now there will almost certainly be additional fees to pay on top of that for the boxed game?

    I didn't enjoy Hyrule Warriors being made incomplete after launch of the 3DS version, either.

    Very much coming to it for gaming now the precident is set...
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    The more I think on it, the less I believe this is anything to do with them feeling a need to expand upon the game and the more it seems it's simply to keep the Switch propped up with content throughout the year.
    Look! Look Switch owners, we have something new for you this month! It's Zelda related, too!
    The fact they can't even be bothered switching the (immersion breaking) shirt for Wii U owners just adds to this theory.
    Reply -1
  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    Some simply don't seem to understand how counter to a mainline Zelda game this is.
    Zelda games are a complete, epic adventure experience. You are sold a whole game. A beginning, middle, and end. All in the box. The entire experience.

    Zelda Breath of the Wild is now 98% of a whole game. It's not whole. It's like appending something onto the end of a finished book. If someone doesn't buy this, they ARE missing out on a part of the game. It's not sold as a separate game. It's part of Breath of the Wild they are missing. And missing out on.

    There are also those arguing that "obviously" the development of this "extra" content has to be paid for...

    ...Whose fault is that? Nobody here chose to have this sprung on them. If they want to decide you have to pay them more for the full experience, don't surprise people with that by telling them it will exist from day one.

    My copy is now missing content before it even arrives. That's not cool.
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    @VanillaLake And it was better on the Wii. And the Wii also sold more than 100m units.
    ...So clearly it being "underpowered" was bad. Somehow.
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    The first time I've had to bring this one out for a Nintendo game...

    So, when's the full game out?
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    This quote from Neogaf seems to sum it up pretty well;

    People want Nintendo to 'get with the times' well here you go.
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  • vert1go 14/02/2017

    So now Breath of the Wild is an incomplete game in box? And you decide to tell us this two weeks before launch?
    And it's half the cost again virtually of the full game?
    Fuck off.
    Kimishima's Nintendo at work.
    Reply -5
  • Nintendo just detailed Switch's smartphone app a little more

  • vert1go 13/02/2017

    "We'd love to know more - and just two and a bit weeks from Switch's launch we're really hoping there's not much longer to wait to find out. "
    I think this applies equally to virtually every single aspect of the Switch right now.
    Reply +13
  • Splatoon 2 getting Switch demo in March

  • vert1go 13/02/2017

    In addition to the spectator mode, there's also LAN play (at least wired) for up to 8, and support of some kind for the existing amiibo, just so you know. Reply +1
  • Survive Conan Exiles' bad introduction and there's real promise there

  • vert1go 10/02/2017

    @Eldritch I remember something blowing in the wind on Ian's livestream of this... But I don't think that was it. Reply 0
  • Why Valve has no interest in making console games

  • vert1go 10/02/2017

    "We love* the free money from other developers work on PC right now. A lot."
    Fixed for accuracy.
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  • Call of Duty will "return to its roots" after Infinite Warfare sales disappoint

  • vert1go 10/02/2017

    @higganos Mine is still very much alive and anticipating a lot more hours wandering Hyrule very soon now. :P Reply 0
  • vert1go 09/02/2017

    Don't worry Activision, I'm still enjoying CODBLOPS2U with free online.
    ...I'm not sure how that helps you, but anyway.
    Reply +5
  • The Secret of Monkey Island's swordfighting

  • vert1go 10/02/2017

    Elephant in the room, eh?
    Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 and Episodes from Liberty City get Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • vert1go 09/02/2017

    Pity they haven't given it a framerate boost because that 360 version of GTA IV today... Ouch.
    No, really. It's THAT bad now.
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  • Nintendo's latest mobile gamble doesn't quite pay off

  • vert1go 09/02/2017

    Here, instead of a one-off payment, players are ushered in for free and later encouraged to pour money
    And in all things of late you can feel the hand of former HR person Kimishima.

    Has anyone ever heard him talk about fun, or enjoying games in any way? Serious question.
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  • E3 2017 will open its doors to public for first time

  • vert1go 08/02/2017

    @el_pollo_diablo They're all just different buzzwords the same category of "punch in face", really.

    Anyway. Who wants to pay that much for tickets when making EG staffers suffer through another exciting EA conference on the text zz...zzzzWHAT oh stream, stream I meant the text stream of the EA conferezzzzzz...zzzz... Dammit it happened again. Every time I think about EA E3 press conf...zzzz...zzzz...
    Reply +2
  • Steam users warned after profile exploit discovered

  • vert1go 07/02/2017

    So the ValveDRM client is yet again a security risk to users. Who would've thought, from the company that brought us the password "gaben"? Reply 0
  • Let's take a look inside Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of the Wild wrap party

  • vert1go 06/02/2017

    No load times in the overworld, a huge new open land to explore...
    Zelda.
    Bring. It. On.
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  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • vert1go 04/02/2017

    "Hidden extras."
    And of course if you want the "best experience" for the PS4 you better add a PSVR there. £350 `out of your pocket` please. Better make that a Pro SKU too. Better get that online service too - for good of course, unless you want to lose access to your games. And grab one of those Elite controllers for the Xbox One - Scorpio SKU mind. Gotta have 4K for the best experience. Hm, lets see, need a 4K TV for that. Then you need some extra controllers - two for £80 for either system, such a bargain compared to... uh, two joycons which... end up costing slightly less... Still that onboard hard drive is going to run out soon with 50Gb games. Better add some storage to those, too. Not just an SD card either. Then add on games. Remember we need some for PSVR too. Shit that's another £100+ in games...
    ...You see how this works? It's a stupid concept because it applies to ANYTHING. Sony tried it years ago with the hilarious list of PS3 comparisons. It didn't work then either and we all had a good laugh.

    You get everything you actually NEED for one person in the box. That's how it works. You can go nuts with accessory lists for supercars too, but the basic experience is still there.
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  • How Valve found Portal

  • vert1go 02/02/2017

    Yes, you can expect Half-Life Episode 3 any day n... Oh.
    I mean you can expect Portal 3 any day n... Oh.
    I mean there IS Half-Life 3 any day n... Oh.
    Still, there's Left 4 Dead 3... No.
    Still, Steam PC, it's coming to overtake everything any day n... Oh.
    Still, Steam OS, it's... Ah fuck it.
    Steam Controller though, that's gonna be hu... Oh.
    A pattern seems to have been formed.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild fans in a flap as bird race appears to confirm timeline theory

  • vert1go 02/02/2017

    I still wonder if there's something to the name "The Calamity Ganon".
    Could "The Calamity" be timelines crashing together? Or is it simply the timeline where the hero lost? It has to refer to something... And we have elements such as the Old Man from the original, and virtually every other game.

    Or Tingle has somehow ascended to power over Hyrule. There's a calamity in there somewhere.
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  • Nintendo Portugal's new Switch commercial accidentally reveals developer-only menu

  • vert1go 01/02/2017

    @Roflcakesale Yes, from these companies who don't know how to optimise or are too lazy to do so. Unlike Nintendo, who've managed to fit Breath of the Wild into 13Gb. Reply -1
  • 27 years later, scrapped ZX Spectrum version of Total Recall now playable

  • vert1go 30/01/2017

    There was definitely a demo at some point. Strange. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's latest Switch ad shows guy playing Mario Kart on the toilet

  • vert1go 27/01/2017

    There's a "trump" joke in here somewhere... Reply 0
  • vert1go 26/01/2017

    I got this far and nobody went with it? Okay...

    Number 1-2 Switch.
    Reply +25
  • Life of Black Tiger is the worst PS4 game we've ever played

  • vert1go 26/01/2017

    It's bizarre to see so many people appearntly shocked by this. This is the company that allowed Knack to exist, or did you all forget conveninently?

    They obviously needed a title somehow worse than Knack to become the punchline of all jokes. Simple, really.
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