AndyboyH

Yakuza 6 has been delayed

AndyboyH

4 months ago

@scatman839 Yakuza Kiwami IS a port of 1 on PS4.

And Kiwami 2 (aka Yakuza 2) is out in the East. Imported it from Singapore, and loving it.

So they sort of are doing what you ask :)
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Jelly Deals: £5 off when you spend £30 at Toys R Us this week

AndyboyH

7 months ago

@SpaceMonkey77

Well, that and my local store still trying to sell FIFA 15 or 16 on Vita for full price.
I mean seriously, surely there’s someone at their head office that would have decided by now it might be worth just clearing stock like that out (and don’t get me wrong, I do like my Vita an awful lot)
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Now you can get a 3D-printed Hearthstone card as your phone case

AndyboyH

8 months ago

Really nice - I'm wondering what they're printed on. I'm guessing a certain Stratasys flagship...
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What Remains of Edith Finch director Ian Dallas reflects on his unforgettable family drama

AndyboyH

10 months ago

@Stranded87 also agreed.

Between this, and Firewatch, I'm feeling a lot of love for indie self contained tales. Long may this reach seam of new narrative experiences be mined for gems.
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Nintendo Switch's new system update, as explained by Nintendo's helpful Switch mascot

AndyboyH

11 months ago

@DEDE1973 own both switch and PSVR.

I'd go switch (particularly if you didn't have a Wii U previously). There's still not enough PSVR content to entirely justify getting one (and that's despite me loving Robinson: the journey for Jurassic Park style dino shenanigans) but there's far more out already and on the horizon for the Switch.
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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

Mass Effect Andromeda will leave some familiar alien races behind

AndyboyH

2 years ago

@ISmoke "Maybe Alien life out there thinks of us as too primitive to join up with them."

Doesn't surprise me. We can't all get along on 1 planet as a race without infighting or proposing giant walls.

I think any sentient life capable of seeing what's going on here recently would be thinking 'let's let them get out of their adolescent phase before we get in touch'
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Ditto finally released into Pokémon Go

AndyboyH

2 years ago

@dflynnigan yeah - there was also a second one about one that only transformed smaller too. But then some games adopted it from the anime plotline (like the Ditto bulbasaur in Pokemon Snap), and some didn't, and it all got a bit jumbled.

For example:
http://assets.pokemon.com/assets/cms2/img/cards/web/EX11/EX11_EN_62.png
http://assets.pokemon.com/assets/cms2/img/cards/web/POP3/POP%20Series_3_EN_12.png
These TCG cards adopt the imperfect transformation thing.

Same as this whole recent set of official merch:

http://wowjapan.asia/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ditto-1-1.png

And this guy from the Pikachu parade.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max1000x1500/cms/interest/91535/ditto-pikachu.jpg

But then the game 'dex states:
"Its transformation ability is perfect. However, if made to laugh, it can't maintain its disguise."
"A Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself. However, if it tries to change based on its memory, it will get details wrong."

Either way, the PoGo implementation of catching X pokemon and it actually being a transformed ditto is a really cool way to do it. :)
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AndyboyH

2 years ago

@SupremeAC that's not exactly true.

In the main games, the transform is perfect.

In the anime, Pokemon Snap, a few other side-games, most TCG cards and some Pokemon Centre merchandise, Ditto keeps the eyes and mouth.

But since Niantic seems to be using the main game series as reference, then they'll just use model swaps, rather than re-texturing eyes... (I imagine they'd have some difficulties with making certain pokemon 'work' as ditto - like Magnemite/Magneton or Electrode anyway...)
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GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

AndyboyH

2 years ago

@ghostgate2001 I think it will probably still work for you. You'll still be there, and the games will still 'wrap around you' assuming there's no issues with your peripheral vision.

The jump scares and proximity of items in some games won't be effective, but in the same way you can stand in the middle of a forest in the real world and see trees around you when you move your head, it'll still be a spaceship/diving cage/prehistoric world/arkham etc in the VR headset. So there is some hope anyway.
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PS4's big new update (the one with folders) goes live

AndyboyH

2 years ago

@antmusic97 was going to ask for the same thing - a list of known patched games would be great Eurogamer!
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Nintendo announces palm-sized mini NES console

AndyboyH

2 years ago

@Ryze @Dizzy

Yup, ships with HDMI
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The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

AndyboyH

4 years ago

@edhe You almost certainly won't be able to change the UI, the balance of history suggests it won't be region free (JP games only) and you probably won't be able to access anything than the JP eShop.

[This is based on my JP pokemon centre DS lite, and my JP 3DS - which I'm currently enjoying the full version of Smash Bros on ;D]

The whole region locking issue is one of my continual gripes with Nintendo that I'd love to see them change. [doesn't stop me running the UK's biggest StreetPass group though!]
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Disney Infinity 2.0 debuts in August with Marvel characters - report

AndyboyH

4 years ago

Really up for more of this, it's like Skylanders, but with a lot more charm. Plus the figures actually stand up to being nice in their own right - the style they use for the characters is really decent, without focussing on hyper-realism or too cutesy a rendition either.
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Trials Fusion review

AndyboyH

4 years ago

Went and picked it up on my lunch break, now jonesing for hometime... Well, that and the delivery of a 3D printer tomorrow :D
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Lego The Hobbit review

AndyboyH

4 years ago

@useful_idiot : coulda sworn I've had more recent titles that at least do some of them on 360 (particularly the take down X character with Y), but I guess that must be old age [or them all blurring together into one primary coloured mass...]

Really frustrating though.

Lego Movie might be my last Lego game until they start adding some inspiration into the games again.
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AndyboyH

4 years ago

Any chance of them fixing the trophies on PS4 so P2 can unlock things when playing Co-op?
My worst complaint of the Lego movie video game, that.
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Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013 voting

AndyboyH

5 years ago

Went with:
Link between worlds
Lego City Undercover (anyone doubting that, just remember the exceptional dialogue!)
Resogun
Pokemon X/Y
Ni no Kuni (though it was a tough choice between that and P4:Golden)
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The ultimate retro handheld collectors' guide

AndyboyH

5 years ago

Scored these for 3000 Yen on Yahoo Japan. I still have no idea how we managed that, but it's quite possibly the proudest thing in my gaming collection.

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Nintendo's paid-for StreetPass games earned £2.6m in a month

AndyboyH

5 years ago

@tidy-spidey how long did the walking dead last you? Because I'm on Level 25 of Mansion alone and I imagine I've poured at least a whole day into playing the various streetpass games.

They have a great deal of longevity (and that's when I'm getting a lot of regular streetpasses every day and should essentially be tearing through them!) - especially if you're a fiend for collecting all the hats like I am :-/
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The story of Yugoslavia's DIY computer revolution

AndyboyH

5 years ago

@Stevonymo because they realise there's more to life than standing at a bathroom sink for 5-10 minutes a day shaving? ;)
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Pokémon Rumble U's Skylanders-style toys iffy for Europe

AndyboyH

5 years ago

EG: any chance you can check if they'll work with imported figures? :)
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Nintendo adds paid DLC games and hats to 3DS StreetPass app

AndyboyH

5 years ago

For the people that don't get enough streetpasses, why not set up a local meet? That's what we did, and we got 70 people show up for our AC:NL meet last Saturday.

And for those of you around Newcastle, you can come along to ours!
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Scribblenauts Unmasked confirmed, stars DC Comics superheroes

AndyboyH

5 years ago

@Eoin given that copies shipped from Amazon.co.uk to a few lucky people - I don't think you can point the finger at Nintendo, when it was 5th Cell/Warner Bros pulling it from shelves.

Sadly I don't think it'll ever hit these shores legitimately now (excluding Australian imports), especially with the Nyan/Keyboard Cats lawsuit in the states. Easier to drop it and churn out the next one instead...
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Razer Sabertooth review

AndyboyH

5 years ago

@PlugMonkey Xbox 360 controller face buttons are solely digital.
The PS3 controller buttons are analogue.
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AndyboyH

5 years ago

How's the rumble? (I assume it has rumble?)
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Dyson creator worried games development sucking up too many graduates

AndyboyH

5 years ago

@wizlon If I could give that more than 1 +, I would.
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 dev says “no chance” of Wii U version

AndyboyH

5 years ago

@goldgin sorry, but I want to call you out on that. You owe it to yourself to at least play Xenoblade, which is definitely worth the £40 for the game and £40 for a preowned Wii console
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Nintendo Wii Mini review

AndyboyH

6 years ago

I'm getting one via a friend working at Ubi Montreal.

I see it being a collectable gaming curio (sales are going to be, let's face it, crap. Second hand not-knobbled Wiis are cheaper and have more functionality) - and the red and black colour scheme will match the Virtual Boy, which it will be joining on a shelf.

Having said all the negative stuff, remember previous nintendo console updates like the revised NES and SNES units - those things are now hen's teeth rare. Hell, even some of the Game Boy Advance Micros are starting to rise in price. I suspect in a few years this will have the similar dubious honour of crap hardware that's rare and collectable.
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Assassins' Creed 3 is Ubisoft's most pre-ordered game ever

Nintendo responds to Mario sequelitis criticism

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@sega you might want to see it in action. I was completely disinterested, especially with the coin mechanic, which just seemed at odds with normal mario games.

But after watching my wife play her copy, I ended up getting a copy myself, and don't regret it now. It also helps that it seems to blend a lot of the worlds and enemies mechanics from Mario 3 and Mario World (which the marketing hasn't really focussed on) - perhaps without those, it wouldn't be as good or as interesting to me...
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Nintendo's History of Hardware Revisions

AndyboyH

6 years ago

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GameCube celebrates 10th birthday in the UK

AndyboyH

6 years ago

I remember picking mine up from WHSmiths with Rogue Leader and Sonic Adventure 2 on the way to my lectures at Uni... I'm still fond of the clean design. Some think it looked like a fisher price toy with that handle, but I thought it was great for being chunky and fun and not like the monolithic Xbox or fake skyscraper PS2.

My wife and I both have our Gamecubes, even though we got rid of any other console 'doubles'. I have far too many fond memories of holding what was at the time, the world's best video game controller (it still fits my hands perfectly), and smash brothers til stupid times of the morning ;)
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Raspberry Pi Review

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@monsieur-goggyturk

I think Arduino (and that ilk) would be a bit of a strange comparison. Arduino is very much geared for fairly simple computation and a lot of hardware interfacing. That's why it drives 3D Printers and so on - it doesn't need an OS installed to do excellent work, just some simple programs and a hell of a lot of outputs to motors, etc.

It's like trying to compare a car rim+tyre with a trolley castor. Both are fine as wheels (well, depends what trolley you pick hehehe), but they're made for vastly different purposes and you wouldn't want to switch them! ;)

[Edit - should say, I've got about 3 Arduinos, and my Pi should be in my hands by the end of the month]
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GAME and Gamestation websites are back online

AndyboyH

6 years ago

As everyone else is saying, not a lot of good deals, although I saw Blazblue 3DS preowned for £14.99 and grabbed it...
It's hard enough to find it new, nevermind used + fairly cheap.
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Revealed: GAME's memo to staff on Mass Effect 3 cancellation

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@lucky_jim I'd agree that Grainger is chavvy as hell, but they're actually pretty decent in terms of pricing, and they even have imports every so often. I got PS3 Catherine 6 months before the UK version (and before anyone negs me, I bought it again when it came out on the 360 here to support the local industry and encourage more releases like that)

I personally wouldn't be sad if Grainger took over on the high street from Game.

I do feel sorry for the good game staff though. There's been a decent set of guys in Newcastle's stores. Sadly all of the store managers seem to be dicks, lying about preorder bonuses, and telling customers who don't know better that they *NEED* to buy accessories (SD cards, etc) or 'the games won't work'.
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GAME to close 35 stores

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@Brodie good luck man, are they not moving you to the other team?
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Dreamcast game Seaman being revived on 3DS

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@neilka the ghost of UK:Resistance called. They want their jokes back. ;D
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Catherine launch trailer is looking saucy

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@StuDevo mine just turned up from shopto. looks good, although I think I'll refrain from wearing the t-shirt lol
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Final Fantasy 13-2 Lightning and Amodar DLC screens

AndyboyH

6 years ago

@Kendalf you got Omega in the Colosseum as a bonus in the game pre-order packs. Lightning + Amodeus are new content. (I only know this as my wife will be bugging me to download this in around an hour)
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AndyboyH

6 years ago

@darkmorgado Amodar is in it, well, his likeness is. I take it you haven't done the Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz bit yet?
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Activision announces Skylanders Giants

AndyboyH

6 years ago

"featuring Light technology"

really?
REALLY?

Can marketers not just say 'Lights up!' any more? They have to say it's a technology?
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Ubisoft confirms Vita launch line-up

AndyboyH

6 years ago

A new Lumines? Now I'm glad I picked up my Jap Vita.

The world needs more Genki Rockets songs.
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Actual New Games of 2012

AndyboyH

6 years ago

Having played the demo of Gravity Rush (or Gravity Daze as it's called on my Japanese Vita) - I'm not so sure it's going to be all that good.

The controls feel pretty loose and tread the line into frustrating. I liked the cosmic cat and cosmic crow and the combat was ok, but it just didn't set my world alight - it felt like a game made entirely of the bits from Bayonetta where you fell, and a bit of simplistic combat inbetween.

Of course it might be another one of these games where the demo doesn't show how good the game is (I'm looking at you, Driver SF) but even so, it feels like it needs some polish + tightening.

I'm certainly hoping it improves - Katamari Vita at 4800 Yen (preowned!) was definitely a mistake (I note the UK's getting it at ~£25), and Uncharted Vita alone can't justify the purchase to the (gaming) wife.
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review

AndyboyH

7 years ago

I feel like I'm treading the fine line of going off-topic, but there is something a bit like this for Pokemon. It's called Battrio, and it's Japanese-arcade only.
You get poker-chips representing a pokemon (and 'win' a new one every time you play for 100Yen [about a pound these days]) and play against either the machine, or other players (with their own set)
It's quite interesting as it's based on squads of 3 Pokemon, and puts an emphasis on moving the chips around to be more defensive/offensive/etc. It's quite frantic (at times) and surprisingly fun.

You can see more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Battrio
and a video here:
(it's worth watching if only for a guy that looks like Japanese Hitler!)

I must admit, I have wished, truly wished, they'd make a peripheral for the Wii (or 3DS), release a home console version with Wifi connection play, and make a small fortune on it. It doesn't hurt that the gameplay is actually worth playing. Sadly, it sounds like Skylanders have more desirable toys (compared to the pokemon battrio coins) but the gameplay is sorely lacking. :(
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Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition has bonus character and mission

AndyboyH

7 years ago

Got mine preordered since the day it went up on the Game website. ME is one of the few franchises (this gen) that I feel I'd happily pay double for the additional crap.

I might be a chump for doing that, but Mass Effect, like Assassin's Creed, keeps me entertained for WEEKS.

Compared to £8-10 for a cinema ticket or £50-100 on a night out (totally pulled the night out numbers out of the air based on friends going out to the Toon) or something like that, it's f***-all, and it's nice to get some random promo tat/trinkets, artbooks, or in ACR's case, a big, well printed, nicely bound encyclopaedia.

But I do understand why it sucks for people that just want the digital content but none of the physical stuff. They should make a halfway house edition between standard and collectors.
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Nintendo responds to PETA Mario pro-fur claim

AndyboyH

7 years ago

PETA obviously don't care about Penguins or Frogs. ;)
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NFS Shift dev reveals new game C.A.R.S.

AndyboyH

7 years ago

*scottish accent* Ah'm out...
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Techland reflects on Dead Island blooper

AndyboyH

7 years ago

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Ubisoft Uplay Passport costs £7.99

AndyboyH

7 years ago

@jetsetwillie
Can be as cheap as £10 to as much as £1 less than new (depends on popularity of the game and how old it is) CoD: Black Ops for example holds it's value well. Duke Nukem Forever in comparison has sank like a stone.
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