CallousB

Splatoon 2 doesn't feel like a proper sequel just yet

CallousB

1 year ago

Lack of the second screen will be a big issue in regards to matching the play of the first game. It was one if the few Wii U games where the second screen was used perfectly.
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Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

CallousB

1 year ago

I'd support Nintendo screwing people with peripheral prices..if the actual Switch itself was far cheaper because of it (but it's not).

Still.. Wii U had free online and let you use last gens controllers..and having that added value didn't help one bit.
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Sources: Nintendo Switch will have GameCube Virtual Console support

CallousB

1 year ago

The big question is... will they get a resolution boost/framerate boost or even a widescreen option?

I've no real interest in straight 480p ports.
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NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

CallousB

2 years ago

I wouldn't say this design is their only option.

They could quite easily take the guts of this hybrid NX, minus the handheld aspect...and stick it in a small set top box and sell it for at least £50 less.

Likewise a standalone handheld minus the dock, minus the need for two detachable controllers would also be cheaper.

A cross platform OS is certainly wise for Nintendo...but if they are just making this hybrid they are creating a system that is more expensive than either individual unit would be.

I for one would be much more likely to buy a home console only NX for £150..than a hybrid console/handheld for £200-£250.
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Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

CallousB

2 years ago

I don't mind it being based on Tegra (although I'd hope it would be the next gen Tegra)...but I've no interest in handheld gaming now (so I'll be damned if I'll pay for a handheld just so I can play the console). Hopefully they'll release a console only option for £50-£100 less.
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Nintendo reveals Miitomo, its first smartphone game

CallousB

3 years ago

Not my cup of tea..but this type of thing makes sense for mobile. Better to go after the casual Wii market (that moved on to phones/tablets)with stuff like this, Nintendogs and Brain Training...and keep core Nintendo games on the consoles.

Of course some will be annoyed...but I suspect those are people who probably want Nintendo to go third party so that don't have to buy their hardware.
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Face-Off: Zombi

CallousB

3 years ago

The field of view change is very odd. A chunk of the fun and the tension came from the very claustrophobic feeling of the game. Good that you can change it back..but odd that they made the alteration in the first place.
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Next proper Metroid Prime "would likely now be on NX"

CallousB

3 years ago

Metroid Prime HD would have been a nice bone to throw. They knocked out Windwaker HD in less than a year.
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Microsoft demos Windows 10 hologram support

CallousB

3 years ago

I wonder if the device will be able to store a basic map of your home ..or if it just scans the area in realtime.

I hope it can store a basic map as it could be interesting for gaming if you could have different puzzles/enemies mapped throughout your home. You could turn your house into an AR Resident Evil.
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Ubisoft's cancelled ZombiU 2 would have featured co-op - report

CallousB

3 years ago

It wasn't helped by some terrible (and unfair)reviews. Best Zombie game of all time in the IMO..but it was buggy as hell at launch (it deserved to be marked down for that but no more than many other games), took a long time for them to fix and the ending was pretty limp given the effort to get there...but you'd be hard pressed to find a game that's as intense an immersive and the use of the gamepad is the reason for that. It wouldn't be half as tense on a single screen system.
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Nintendo might be making the most exciting online shooter in years

CallousB

3 years ago

@Ignatius_Cheese You could use twin sticks ever since the first demo at E3...people just didn't bother checking the options.
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With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

CallousB

3 years ago

You do realise Eurogamer... that Nintendo didn't state that the NX would be a home console?

Iwata said he "hopes" to reveal more in 2016. If it was a 2016 release we'd be seeing it at this years E3..not next.
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Eurogamer has dropped review scores

CallousB

3 years ago

@TarickStonefire Well now we've got a good, great, avoid rating with no middle ground. Just seems unbalanced to me. I'd sooner see poor/ok/good or poor/good, than poor.... good/great. It's not an OCD friendly system.
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CallousB

3 years ago

You're still scoring..just scoring on a 3 point system...which seems pretty woolly to be honest. It's essentially good/great/avoid...with a no mans land for average/ok/not bad games.

I'd sooner just see a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
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Watch Super Mario Sunshine running in 60fps, thanks to Dolphin emulator

CallousB

3 years ago

@karlo87 I think there's a good chance we'll see a Wii U enhanced version of this at E3 (as another remake along the lines of Windwaker HD has long been rumoured).
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Amiibo unlock extra racing suits in Mario Kart 8

CallousB

4 years ago

I don't quite know why they are creating costumes for the Mii's...when they could have allowed you to unlock the actual Fox, Captain Falcon and Samus characters instead. It's not like they'd have to create the character models from scratch.
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Hands-on with Nintendo's final Amiibo designs

CallousB

4 years ago

I think half the problems come from them wanting to keep their Smash Bros poses alongside the flat Smash Bros trophy base.

Give them a more normal pose or allow them to stand on bits of rock/angled surfaces (as you see on some skylanders/infinity toys) and you'd do away with the need for unsightly plastic supports.

I think I'll wait for the non-Smash Bros branded ones...as they'll likely be designed with both feet on the ground.
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EGX 2014: Game of the Show

CallousB

4 years ago

@MrTomFTW Er..there is an option use a stick to look if you prefer. You don't have to use tilt..that's just the default option.
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Here's the first wave of Nintendo Amiibo figurines, due by Christmas

CallousB

4 years ago

The big question for me is in regards to Mario Kart 8. If amiibo's are the only way to unlock certain characters/tracks/vehicles (Samus and Fox based ones specifically) then I'll buy them...otherwise I doubt I'll bother.
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Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

CallousB

4 years ago

Someone really should sue one of these companies that says a game is "exclusive" when it's timed exclusive (ie not exclusive).

It's deliberate false advertising.
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UK court rules against Nintendo in Wii patent battle

CallousB

4 years ago

"The '498 and '650 patents were held to be invalid as originally granted, but Philips Electronics were permitted to make validating amendments during the course of the litigation. "

Wuh...how the hell is that possible/allowed?
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Star Fox Wii U and two "experimental" Miyamoto projects detailed

CallousB

4 years ago

@CrumpledPaper It'll be similar to how Samus's ship controlled in the Nintendoland Metroid game. Complex but rewarding when you got used to it.
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CallousB

4 years ago

From the looks of it these are 3 small experimental titles rather than full budget games (not that there's anything wrong with that)..so expect them to be eshop only, budget priced or in a Nintendoland style package.
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Pullblox World and Chibi-Robo! Nintendo eShop release dates announced

CallousB

4 years ago

It would be nice if they included a mode for 3DTV's..but I doubt they will.
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will make use of NFC toys

CallousB

4 years ago

I'd be annoyed if you're forced to buy a figure to unlock on disc content in Smash...

...on the flipside I'd have no problem if they included exclusive figures with future software releases to allow you to download a new franchise character/updated skin for a current character...as it's a good way of both boosting the sales of a new retail releases and having an ever expanding/updated Smash Bros.

I also quite like the idea of potentially scanning a Wind Waker Link figure and then being able to play as him in the next Mario platformer as an extra.
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It looks like Nintendo is working on Wii Music for Wii U

CallousB

4 years ago

@melnificent There's a good chance Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors and X will be out before Smash Bros in the west.
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CallousB

4 years ago

I'd have no problem with this if it had a full music editor and even some Tomodachi life vocoder stuff for your own weird vocals (that alone looks far better than Wii Music ever did).

Still...it would largely be useless to me as my tv's lag is bad enough that the Gamepad sound is slightly ahead of my tv's sound no matter what I do..so a game that has music coming out of the tv and gamepad speakers will be out of time unless they add an audio delay option to the gamepad to make it as laggy as my tv.
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Philips wants Wii U banned for patent infringement

CallousB

4 years ago

@Umang well they want a jury trial...so that'll probably be an advantage if they get it. I could see Philips winning by jury and then overturned when Nintendo push it to a higher court.
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Nintendo reveals Skylanders-style figurine platform for Wii U, 3DS

CallousB

4 years ago

Good to see it's cross format and cross title. I'd not really have much interest in buying a Skylanders game that required a bunch of figures....

...but if they let you scan a Fox McCloud figure to unlock him in Mario Kart or a scan a Link figure to replace your main character in Fire Emblem..then I'd buy them.
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Nintendo refuses to allow same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

CallousB

4 years ago

@jabberwocky That was a falsehood. There was an error that when transferring Mii's from the DS/Wii the data would be scrambled and those Mii's would randomly be shoved into already existing relationships..which broke the save ability of the game. The same sex relationship images posted here are still possible..they were created by changing the gender of a character...as both male and female Mii's use exactly the same body parts and clothes in the game.

The only thing to stop you having a simulated gay relationship in the game is how much you resent having to press the button that says female for gender. If you wished you could fill the game entirely with male looking Mii's and as long as you don't resent clicking the female gender button for half..have an entirely gay town (albeit with male pregnancy).
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CallousB

4 years ago

"I want to be able to marry my real-life fiancé's Mii"...

..er I'm pretty sure you can't choose which characters marry in the game anyway....even if they are straight. As far as I'm aware the characters do what they want,choose who to marry. You don't really control them (you can mark a character as a family member so you don't get any creepy incest scenarios..but that's about it).
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Xbox One launches in Japan 4th September

CallousB

4 years ago

I think it'll do even worse than the 360. More expensive, even more focus on online play/subscription based gaming...probably fewer exclusives.
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Sega announces Sonic Boom for 3DS and Wii U

CallousB

4 years ago

Although I don't much like the character redesign.....I actually have more faith in Big Red Button and Sanzaru in making a decent game...than I do Sonic Team.


Sonic Team are to Sonic...what George Lucas is to Star Wars. Good when they started..but now I'd rather they stayed as far away from the franchise as possible.
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This piracy-enabling 3DS flashcard tried to prevent itself from being pirated

CallousB

4 years ago

GATEWAY "We do not answer rumours, speculations and other tactics from people who are not even real competitors, but simply companies stealing our hard work"..

..HAAAAA. The nerve.
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CallousB

4 years ago

@Chickenzilla Yeah...the DS being region free sure stopped people pirating DS games.:-/
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Wii Sports Club will download to your Wii U automatically

CallousB

5 years ago

@abeeken Boxing might have some potential if they have a mode for two motion plus controllers (which could happen..Wii Fit U has some modes that use two).
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CallousB

5 years ago

@Pandy Nothing has been mentioned in regards to new courses yet.Here's the current info on the new Golf stuff- -

Use the GamePad and the TV screen
- Place the GamePad on the floor first, as shown in Wii U’s concept video back at E3 2011
- Ball is shown on the GamePad screen by your feet
- Fairway is on the TV screen
- Play like real golf
- If you face the Wiimote Plus toward the GamePad by your feet, the head of the club appears on screen
- If you twist the Wiimote Plus controller, the club head also turns
- Hit in that position and you can hit a fade and so forth
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CallousB

5 years ago

@LunaticPandora ...I'd imagine it will be the online play, motion plus controls, region vs region club play and Miiverse in game messaging that will appeal more than the "uprezzed graphics".
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These Super Mario 3D World screenshots will brighten up your day

CallousB

5 years ago

Well it should move systems...provided Nintendo don't balls up the marketing as badly as the E3 reveal(although I suspect they will based on the last few years of shoddy ad campaigns).
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This is what the 2DS' huge single LCD screen looks like

CallousB

5 years ago

Nintendo really missed a trick here.

If they put the screen on whole without the bezel and then had a full screen browser, full screen art academy and ebook shop..they'd have a nice,child friendly tablet that also played DS/3DS games.

It could have been a good 3rd pillar for them..with very little effort.
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Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader retrospective

CallousB

5 years ago

@bencompston Won't happen. EA owns Star Wars now.... which means you can kiss goobye to anything Star Wars related on Nintendo platforms.
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3DS FIFA 14 has "no updates to gameplay or modes"

CallousB

5 years ago

Makes you wonder why they didn't make a Wii U version to be honest.

I mean if they are so cheap that all they are doing with the 3DS version is updated kits and rosters...

...you'd have thought they'd at least try and rip-off Wii U owners with the same shitty treatment.
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Wii Sports Club is Wii Sports mini-games in HD for Wii U

CallousB

5 years ago

Maybe they should have charged £3 each ...and £35 to play online each year. People seem accepting of that pricing model. :-P

I'll happily pay £8.99 for Wii Sports Tennis for HD and online play/leagues.
Same for Golf if it's enhanced to use the gamepad like the original Wii u demo.

£1.79 for a day pass seems great value considering most people only play when there's a family group.
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Nintendo announces Nintendo 2DS handheld console

CallousB

5 years ago

It's for kids and parents who worry about/don't care about 3D and just want the cheapest machine. It's not for us.
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Pokémon Rumble U's Skylanders-style toys iffy for Europe

CallousB

5 years ago

Just put the game on disc, include it in a bundle with 6 NFC figures and sell it for £20- £25.
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GAME pulls mention of SNES emulator from its Ouya advertising

CallousB

5 years ago

I don't honestly know why GAME are selling Ouya.

Game stores were supposedly up in arms at the thought of used games being blocked (as that's where they make the bulk of their money)..

..yet they are willing to sell a device where they make no money from software at all...and happy to promote that the games are "free". That would piss me off if I was Sony,Microsoft or Nintendo.
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EA and Nintendo: the collapse of the "unprecedented relationship"

CallousB

5 years ago

Sales may be causing lack of support now..but EA can't say with a straight face they ever strongly supported the Wii U.

Madden and Fifa were half assed on the Wii U and missing major features.
EA chose to promote smartglass on 360 sports games at last years E3 and snubbed all mention of Wii U gamepad use.They announced a budget priced Mass effect trilogy... before Mass Effect 3 hit Wii U at full price.

Need for Speed was the one game with any effort..and that was a very late port at a price more than double that of the other versions then available.

There's far more to this than poor sales..as support and promotion for Wii U features/software was killed dead by EA long before it hit retail.
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS story mode won't be like Brawl, creator says

CallousB

5 years ago

@melnificent I'd imagine they start with the high end character models they have in the cut scenes and scale for the Wii U and scale again for the 3DS (although with the 3DS they may well use the character models from the GC/wii game).

There may not be much sharing of assets as both versions have completely different levels. The 3DS game will focus more on levels based around handheld games, the Wii U version around console games.
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That difficult second screen

CallousB

5 years ago

The early Wii Sports U demo seemed to make the best use of the two screen structure in both single and multiplayer with golf and the Wiimote=batter/Gamepad=catcher in baseball...but that's nowhere to be seen.

I was surprised Retro didn't make Metroid Prime 4 over Donkey Kong as that seemed tailor made for scanning etc with the second screen.

The second screen may come into its own with a deep rpg like X....other than that there's certainly potential for the pseudo VR a combined gamepad/Wii U Zapper would have..but again that's MIA.

The gamepad would also be very useful as a creation tool for thing like a track editor in Mario Kart..but that has been te case since the DS days and has yet to come to fruition.

Pokemon Snap, Endless Ocean and Fatal Frame would also work well (using the gamepad as a camera) but they don't appear to be in production at present either.
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Live: Microsoft E3 2013 Conference

CallousB

5 years ago

I was expecting £329 max for a lower end model. I didn't think it would be over £400..not with all the DRM shit.
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