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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 +6
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • 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 0
  • 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 -18
  • 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.
    Reply +7
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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)
    Reply +1
  • 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
  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    @Zomoniac And the second best selling current gen console, thanks.

    PS4 - 10M
    Wii U - 7M
    Xboxo - 5M
    Reply +2
  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    Meanwhile, in Japan, homeland of Sony...

    Hardware Sales

    3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
    PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
    Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
    3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
    PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
    PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
    PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
    PSP – 301 (464)
    Xbox 360 – 151 (157)
    Constantly in decline, selling less than half the Wii U this week (Hyrule Warriors came out the day after these). All Nintendo machines (bar 3DS due to the LL) are up again, all non Nintendo machines are down, again.
    Reply -15
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon World headed to PC in early 2015, first teaser shown

  • vert1go 15/08/2014

    Half expected to read "...Instead, we'll be introducing our new patented maxi-transaction subscription system." Reply +1
  • Meta Knight return confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

  • vert1go 14/08/2014

    @grassyknoll Do I think it might matter to a Japanese company, with Japanese shareholders, reliant on Japanese developers to produce games for their system in that territory, to make profits for said shareholders?
    Yes. I do.

    Here's a fun alternative for you. Instead of say, seeing a post and, say, moving your eyes left to right in a "reading" fashion, perhaps try... Not?
    It's not that hard. Go on. Try it. Stop reading now. That's the basic principle. Now do what you do at the end of this, but at the beginning. Ready? Three, two, one... GO!

    [50G] Maybe Just Ignore Things You Don't Want To Read?
    Reply -4
  • vert1go 14/08/2014

    @Humperfunk No. That's why every site posts articles about them and the comment threads and Miiverse go nuts over each one. Because nobody cares.

    Anyway - Media Create sales for this week in Japan. Once again a rise for the Wii U ahead of Hyrule Warriors (out today!) and the PS4 continues to drop, selling <6k for the second or third week running.


    3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
    PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
    Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
    3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
    PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
    PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
    PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
    PSP – 301 (464)
    Xbox 360 – 151 (157)
    Of note - all Nintendo machines are up (bar original 3DS - the LL is clearly king now), all non Nintendo machines are down.
    Reply +3
  • Ubisoft: only "vocal minority" complains about number of Assassin's Creed games

  • vert1go 14/08/2014

    Really does seem to be the generation for companies laying into their CUSTOMERS.
    Always goes well that.
    Reply +5
  • Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

  • vert1go 14/08/2014

    Even rereading this again today, it's still stunning to see someone acting so willfully ignorant and evasive of the basic and obvious question being asked.

    How long is it exclusive for Phil, this ONE game? How long?

    Well you see, Square-Enix owns the franchise - which to reiterate I DO NOT OWN, did I mention that? - and it's a lovely franchise really. I mean you should see their studio. Lovely building. I don't own that either, I ONLY own this deal. That's not the Tomb Raider IP. Or the building. The staff, I don't own them either. I can only talk about the deal. And that deal is that I don't own the franchise so I can't talk about that as I said.

    Okay Phil, did you... have a nice breakfast?

    I'm only here to talk about the deal. I don't own breakfast. Or Tomb Raider. Let me make that very clear, even though nobody even implied remotely that we own the franchise in any way shape or form, I DO NOT OWN IT. I can only talk about the deal.


    It honestly would have been more likely, and entertaining, if Eurogamer had tried to interview a stone and get blood out of it.
    Reply +10
  • vert1go 13/08/2014

    @jetsetwillie It might be. If it had one. And if I was bitter and not just having fun. Personally I'm already drowning in games on it, as are most people I know right now.

    Must be a lack of things to play that you feel the need to consider it though. I feel for you.
    Reply -3
  • vert1go 13/08/2014

    I'm sorry Eurogamer, I'm afraid I can't talk about that.
    PHIL-9000.
    Reply +8
  • vert1go 13/08/2014

    Can you tell us about...
    ...NO I DONT OWN THE IP I OWN THIS DEAL
    Can you tell us about this part of the deal?
    NO I DONT OWN THE IP I OWN THIS DEAL
    Does this deal expire?
    YES BUT I DONT OWN THE IP I JUST OWN THIS DEAL
    Yes but this is about the deal so..
    ...DEAL DEAL IP IP DEAL TV TV TV DEAL IP IP DEAL.

    A staggering level of obtuse once more. Wonder why they have a constantly bad public image?
    Reply +11
  • Hyrule Warriors had designs for a female Link

  • vert1go 13/08/2014

    It being out tomorrow in Japan I think we'll know soon.
    It's an excellent design though, I hope it ends up used somewhere in one of the games.

    And for those still stuck on the `feminine` look of Link from the trailer - not really more than Skyward did, and Aounuma confirmed it wasn't intended after hearing the confusion.
    Reply +2
  • Papers, Please is emigrating to Vita

  • vert1go 13/08/2014

    @Snake_2011 "You're". And avoid stigmatising the mentally ill while you're at it, thanks. Reply -1
  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    *shakes Sony collection tin*
    MONEY FOR OLD GAMES!
    Reply -30
  • Rime's new Gamescom trailer looks stunning

  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    Rime's new Gamescom trailer looks stunning, because it stole from Wind Waker and SOTC.
    Fixed.
    Reply -12
  • Metal Gear Solid 5's cardboard box gets some peculiar new features

  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    Sexism lives!
    ...Sadly.
    Reply -22
  • PlayStation 4 hits 10m sales mark

  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    10 million systems and not a single game worth owning it for. Reply -50
  • You can dress your Mii as a Nintendo character in Wii U Smash Bros.

  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    @JinTypeNoir Well at least someone got the idea!
    It's tailor made for offbeat characters and Nintendo own all the Cing IP I believe. Ashley with her DS/Wiimote would be a playful little addition and a nod to those of us who will likely not get the third Another Code/Trace Memories that was planned.

    @StuDevo - I think the adapter is slated for around the £10-15 mark, so even then the controllers are a reasonable deal.
    Reply 0
  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    @StuDevo Shopto don't have the adapter, but do have the licensed controllers for ~£20.

    EDIT: Hi to whoever the mysteriously bitter person against advice was!
    Reply +2
  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    Dear Nintendo,
    I hereby present you with a timely reminder; You own Cing.
    This being the case, why is Smash Bros lacking ASHLEY MIZUKI ROBBINS?
    Please see fit to address this mistake.
    Yours,
    Internet.
    Reply 0
  • Journey and The Unfinished Swan confirmed for PS4

  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    "The best place to replay games you just played last gen!"
    There, you can have that slogan for free Sony. You're welcome.
    Reply +1
  • Sony's Gamescom 2014 briefing

  • vert1go 12/08/2014

    By new games do you mean more last gen "remasters", or indie games? Reply -1
  • Diablo 3 download/install sizes are much higher on PS4

  • vert1go 11/08/2014

    These install times and download sizes, I am so envious of.
    /inserts Pikmin 3 disc, plays.
    Reply 0
  • Destiny's beta characters are being wiped

  • vert1go 11/08/2014

    MEHstiny. Reply -1
  • Gamescom 2014 guide - conference times and games from Sony, EA, Microsoft and more

  • vert1go 11/08/2014

    I predict titles which will appear to be the exact same games you just played last gen, only with a thin sheen of polish and *some* 1080P. Reply -3
  • Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to savour

  • vert1go 09/08/2014

    Sorry Sonyists. You won't be seeing this with an exclusive Knack costume for Bayonetta any time ever.

    Knack. Hee hee hee. Knack. Oh just thinking of it still makes me laugh.
    Reply +3
  • vert1go 08/08/2014

    @grassyknoll To be honest from reading around the situation is so unclear that either could be right. All of the reports about `includes a physical copy` stem from the description on amazon, while some sites list it as digital, and Nintendo themselves appear to offer it as a "special edition" of the game.
    They've made a damn mess of what should be a simple "includes ____ copy" really.
    Reply +3
  • EA offers free 168-hour Battlefield 4 trial on Origin

  • vert1go 07/08/2014

    168 hours and in exchange you only get to scan and analyse every file on every drive in my system and share that information with undisclosed "third party partners".

    ...Where do I sign up? Would you like a house key while you're at it?
    Ow my sarcasm.
    Reply -8
  • Has Valve just soft-launched the Source 2 engine?

  • vert1go 07/08/2014

    Hammer is Valve's map creation program for Source - based on Worldcraft which they bought up and rebadged, developed originally by other people as with 99% of their "original" releases. See also Team Fortress, Counter Strike, Portal, L4D, DOTA2, etc.
    Fixed.
    Reply 0
  • Twitch clamps down on unlicensed music ahead of rumoured $1bn Google buyout

  • vert1go 07/08/2014

    Another vote for Duckduckgo. They are steadily improving while even google's search results decline abysmally week by week. I think at one point I randomly used it for the first time in a long while last week. Searched for an actress to figure out where I've heard from her.
    First google result (under the mandatory ad results)?

    AMD processors in the Philippines

    It could not have been less related if they tried.
    Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 gets three Mercedes-Benz cars as free DLC this month

  • vert1go 06/08/2014

    Dear Nintendo,
    Top Gear Test Track as free DLC next please.
    Thx.
    Reply 0
  • Killzone Shadow Fall's Intercept DLC is now standalone

  • vert1go 06/08/2014

    Killzone Shadow Fall's Intercept DLC is now standalone
    *crickets*
    *tumbleweed rolls by slowly*
    Reply -3
  • Sleeping Dogs for PS4 and Xbox One spotted on Amazon

  • vert1go 06/08/2014

    Another slightly shinier game from last gen to make up for the lack of actual games!

    ...It's like fish in a barrel at this point.
    Reply +1