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  • PlayStation 4 themes coming in next system update

  • vert1go 01/09/2014

    Themes? FINALLY the thing the PS4 has been crying out for, after nearly a year!
    ...Wait it says themes. I thought it said games. Oh...
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  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • vert1go 30/08/2014

    It is said in fine art circles that to be truly art, a thing must have no other purpose than being such. A videogame's purpose is to entertain a player through interaction. Whether that means entering text on a 48k Spectrum text adventure, playing MK8 online, to something like Gone Home
    Those two things are forever unable to meet. Videogames are an intrinsically a combination of different types of "creativity". Artwork, sound, story, gameplay, and so on. They are not art themselves. And why should they be? Why do they need to be considered "art" specifically over creative expression? Movies are happy to call themselves movies. Music is happy with its label. TV is happy to be... well almost universally crap actually, but anyway. Why can't we just have "games" as games? They are their own unique, interactive, entertaining combination of creative types. Why must that "credibility" label of art be a goal at all?
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  • Nintendo of Europe lays off 320 workers

  • vert1go 30/08/2014

    I'd like to believe some of the rest of the 320 were in the marketing department - but Nintendo Europe clearly barely has one guy who occasionally puts out a TV ad already. So instead I'd like to hope it is the chronically lazy "support" people who seem to wake up once every few days and consider having a go at tapping out an email.

    Still. I'm sure my replacement for the never delivered Ocarina 3DS CD will be here any day now.
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  • Here's the first wave of Nintendo Amiibo figurines, due by Christmas

  • vert1go 29/08/2014

    @visionary I think you're missing a W from that self description there. Reply +1
  • vert1go 29/08/2014

    Where did Princess Zelda go..?
    Already had her preordered.
    Reply +6
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • vert1go 29/08/2014

    Wait. People are honestly betting against Nintendo having considered and carefully thought out how exactly the C-stick will be implemented? Reply +8
  • Gone Home is coming to Wii U

  • vert1go 29/08/2014

    @Pandy Well, Black Ops 2 sold well enough that the game is still going today. Ghosts didn't sell because it was established that it just wasn't particularly good.
    The AC titles on the other hand are as bug riddled as Zombi U and most other Ubi titles on the thing are.

    To slide topic, fun to see the stats though. Nintendo fans are all `girls and kiddies`? That breakdown sure headshots that old bit of nonsense!
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  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • vert1go 28/08/2014

    Come back soon Ellie. Eurogamer live text streams just won't be the same! Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @S3M As opposed to say... not advertising the new content in a way for people to see? It's a few character boxes. At the bottom of a the character select screen. Come on now. Reply 0
  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @Der_tolle_Emil The files actually aren't on the disc. Assuming you're referring to the MK8 modding that has gone on there are placeholder files for the additional cups in the track list, but the actual resources for the tracks, extra cups, characters etc are not present. Which is why them loading the `dlc` cups results in empty "tracks". Reply +4
  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @S3M Parental Controls;
    Online Interaction in Games – Restricts online features and exchange of content through games. To control the use of the internet browser, Nintendo eShop or Miiverse, you must set the restrictions for those separately.

    Solved.
    Reply -1
  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @5lectro You're surprised that some free optional whimsical DLC and two generously sized and reasonably priced packs - also optional - featuring at least a few of Nintendo's best loved characters, with the added bonus of a lower price for buying both which also nets you additional characters *today* are being well received?

    ...Not the next big businessman, are we?
    Reply +12
  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    The stats for the Mercedes DLC have all been kept incredibly reasonable for those who were worried (eg. the GLA only has a two-bar rating for acceleration). Wheels can be switched with any existing ones, and colour of the cars (at least the GLA) changes depending on the driver.

    ...So yes you can if you want create a Silver Arrow with monster tyres
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  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @ChiefGB VAT is paid differently to the US, and at least with physical games there are additions from import taxes, etc.
    The AOC is still available on the actual Wii U eshop, just not the Nintendo site.
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  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    SOLD OUT?!
    Only Nintendo could sell out of digital copies. THAT is demand. Exceeded infinity.
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  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @iceytoa1 He'll probably appear at the start of the Animal Crossing course and collect bells from everyone before they're allowed to race. Reply +7
  • Video: Watch us play Mario Kart 8's Mercedes DLC

  • vert1go 27/08/2014

    @specialgamer It's far from the first time. Look up All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. Reply 0
  • Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced

  • vert1go 26/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW It's still Mewtwo. There are still only 151 "real" Pokemon, no matter what my completed X dex may say about there being 718. Reply +10
  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • vert1go 26/08/2014

    Don't worry, I'm sure these features will magically appear later on `for a small fee`. Reply +1
  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • vert1go 25/08/2014

    @feistycheese @brider Yes. Because prison rape jokes - or ANY rape jokes for that matter - are so funny.
    Unless you have the maturity level of something ironically greater than a sperm.
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  • vert1go 25/08/2014

    There were also a few major outages/glitches/drops in the Wii U version of BLOPS2 last night around the same time these were going on. Considering how rock solid the game has been otherwise, presumably related. Reply +9
  • Premier Manager 2, the last of the old school management games

  • vert1go 25/08/2014

    When's the DLC out? Reply -1
  • Hooray for games that are hard to talk about

  • vert1go 23/08/2014

    "a special halo about a horse*,"
    *Not included in the Master Chief collection.
    Reply +1
  • Disney Infinity is now free on Wii U

  • vert1go 23/08/2014

    @Plankton1975 Every other console of comparable lifespan is a `dismal failure` compared to the Wii.
    As with it being a freak perfect storm of factors should be expected by anyone with a brain.

    And as well as the already noted fact that it's still ahead of the XbOXO, perhaps another timely reminder for Jefrey is needed that it has been outselling the PS4 in Japan almost weekly since a month or two after it's launch, while the PS4 sales continue to decline week on week.
    Reply +12
  • Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

  • vert1go 22/08/2014

    @Triggerhappytel To be fair though, Xbox Twitter support rarely do know what is going on anyway. Reply +1
  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    @jetsetwillie "I'll just download it and finish the game within a day when it's offered free".
    The same way PSwhateveritscalled's (I've honestly lost track of PS* names now) free games every month does.
    It's a short term attention grabbing method. Not something sustainable for triple A titles, anyway.
    Reply -6
  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    @blarty I meant for mainly single player titles. Mario Kart 8 is a game where the single player is a tiny part of the experience overall. But no, if that single player was offered up for free it would devalue the game slightly. Not as much given some of us are time trial leaderboard or online multi maniacs, but that's something that 24 hours doesn't give time for. Or like Dark Souls, or any title that offers significant content to unlock or carry past that timeframe. Reply -4
  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    I think most people in the UK would need the full 24 hours just to download one game. A great way to devalue games all the same. Reply -31
  • Star Wars: Commander is your next Star Wars game

  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    No, Luke. *I* am your in-app purchased Father. Reply +13
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to Wii U

  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    @joferjoe BLOPS2 has around 1800 per night in TDM. Last weekend it was up to 2900+. We play it. And it's free online, too. Reply 0
  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    Good news fellow Wii U BLOPS2 playerbase! We'll be maintaining our numbers and not bleeding out players to a new game. Come pick up a cheap copy and join in - remember, WE play online for FREE! :)

    (Sidenote - it's also surprisingly friendly on the Wii U, bar the odd, uh, well... 'Merican dudebro.)
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  • Play Borderlands 2 for free on Steam until Sunday

  • vert1go 21/08/2014

    Play Borderlands 2 for free on Spyware until Sunday
    Fixed.
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  • Cliff Bleszinski undertakes Ice Bucket Challenge

  • vert1go 20/08/2014

    I'd like to challenge Cliff to an alternative. The molten lava bucket challenge. Reply +8
  • Sony confirms "reduction in workforce" at inFamous dev Sucker Punch

  • vert1go 20/08/2014

    @Crosshash Completely correct. But companies don't announce that as layoffs. Usually those are reported by press who don't understand that being normal procedure in gamedev. This isn't the same thing. Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • vert1go 20/08/2014

    I still think Nintendo need to refer to the Bayonetta 1 and 2 mix package as Bayonnaise.

    Mmm, Bayonnaise is coming.
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  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    @TonyHarrison Several 10/10 rated titles already, a better rated and larger range of both new and older IP's than the Xboxo and PS4 have managed in their entire life to date within its first year - and continuing into the next. Yeah. Real "B+" that. Sigh. Reply +1
  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    "As Wii U continues to outsell the Xbox One in the sales department"
    PS4: 10m
    Wii U: 7m
    Xboxo: 5m


    Fixed.
    Reply +4
  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    I enjoy NOT buying Ubisoft titles for my Wii U. Prefer quality original games to yearly rehashes, so this has worked out very nicely. Reply 0
  • SteamWorld Dig is coming to Wii U next week

  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    Works for me - a quality port is a quality port and deserves support. Buying. Reply +5
  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    @SeesThroughAll "After a whole year delay, no way are they going to change release date around again."

    Oh hi there, Last Guardian. #nudge
    Reply +1
  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    @DrStrangelove People who call the Gamepad a tablet clearly have no idea what it actually is.
    The DS and 3DS are not tablets. They are gaming systems with a touchscreen option. In the case of the Wii U, useful for multiplayer and offscreen play. It's nothing like a tablet bar "has screen, can be touched". The Vita is virtually the same configuration - it isn't a tablet either. And nobody calls it one.
    Reply +3
  • vert1go 19/08/2014

    You're not the only one wondering how a system with no games at all is selling a million a month equivalent so far Mr Yoshida. Though you do appear oddly clueless as to what is even coming for the system, let alone exclusively.

    Kind of the sort of thing you should know really.
    Reply -19
  • Shenmue fan is remaking the classic adventure in HD

  • vert1go 18/08/2014

    @breaking_good It's a shame ignorant and homophobic morons like you still exist too. Reply +21
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • vert1go 18/08/2014

    "It doesn't come from an evil space."
    "Evil" decisions rarely do. At least in the eyes of those who make them. Google, the NSA, Microsoft, even George W. Bush don't start out intending to be "evil". It's once you start getting to the level of making decisions "for the good of all" while ignoring the consequences or feelings of those affected by it or choosing to go ahead anyway that it works out that way.

    Granted in this case it's something as trivial as a game that you have denied to a certain portion of the audience with a premium of one several hundred pound machine to factor in for them, but the principle is the same.
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  • PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    @Retroid Nice to see some here can look at points rationally and for what they are without bias being involved. Reply -2
  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk @Widge Splatoon was worth sucking up every single bit of the Treehouse Live@E3 feeds. Every time it showed it was fresh and you could see new tactical or gameplay elements and potential. A true team based online multiplayer game - nothing you can do that isn't contributing to the overall score of the team rather than individually.
    What you were seeing wasn't CGI whizz-bang trailer nonsense - it was demonstrating what gamers actually want and almost never get; pure gameplay. This is how it will play, imagine doing so.
    I'd trade every other conference for more of this.
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  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    @Retroid And we're three months away from the one year mark for the two new machines. In that same period - and in the time since, which one has had;
    More exclusives.
    More new IPs.
    More highly rated 8+/10 games - including a few 10/10s.
    Hasn't charged anyone a damn thing for playing COD, Mario Kart 8 etc online with their friends?
    Has more original first party titles coming in the next year?
    Has had the least old games rebadged as "remastered" from the 2-3 years previous?
    Has - bar none - the friendliest and most helpful online community behind it?
    Isn't trying to sell subscriptions to everything possible?
    Reply +2
  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    US sales addendum;
    Nintendo confirmed that Wii U sales are up 60 percent through the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. That’s largely due to the popularity of Mario Kart 8.
    1. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
    2. Minecraft (360, PS3)
    3. FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
    4. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
    5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
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  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    @Pandy People often mistake the intent as being negative. I've said repeatedly for a few years that it's all firmly tongue in cheek fun as far as I'm concerned (I mean it's gaming - we've been jabbing at each other like this since the Specrum days in my case), but somehow no matter how often I say it some people decide to take it the way they want to interpret it. My remaining option is largely to ignore it - after all they're free to click on ignore or simply skip ahead a comment, just as I do.

    I keep reading comments from people who thanks to the gaming media seem to believe the Wii U is at deaths door, behind the Xboxo, in third place, etc, and it just isn't. The latest Media Create figures each week indicate in Japan (which, for those still paying attention is NOT the US and does not have the population thus per-week sales potential of the US...) it has been selling consistently there, even if it has been down at "only" around 7K on average per week, while the PS4 has had only one week I can recall in recent months where it hasn't fallen - that's not good. It's now dropped below the Wii U, and I don't believe that has *ever* gone down below 6K to the best of my memory. Yet the other machines are selling. Dedicated gaming handhelds are still selling well too. It turns out Japanese gamers - just like us - are NOT just `mobile gamers` these days.

    But that's the perception people seem to want to have, so on it goes...
    Reply -2
  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    @uzivatel Where did I ever compare any of those to US sales, at all? Reply -4