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Rocket League careens onto Switch in November

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6 months ago

Bargain of the forever.
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Watch: 7 games we'd love to play in virtual reality

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2 years ago

@hedben2013 There's a God game called Tethered on the PSVR, apparently meant to be quite good.
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Last-gen FIFA 17 gets terrible Amazon customer reviews over lack of The Journey story mode

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2 years ago

At least it's better than the one-star reviews on Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which were all due to people buying the 3DS game to play on their DSs.
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PlayStation Meeting 2016 live report

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2 years ago

Why do we think this is out by November?
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2 years ago

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Humble Bundle now offers amazing PlayStation deals via Capcom (Americas only)

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2 years ago

So, news that's a couple of days old, irrelevant to the site's target market, and uses awful Americanisms like "available through" instead of "available until". Not the best article on the website, is it?
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PlayStation digital refund policy in spotlight on BBC's Watchdog tonight

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3 years ago

I've taken a few of the stories from the comments here and added them to the blog at http://talesfromsonycs.blogspot.com/ - if anyone doesn't want to appear there please let me know.
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How to buy a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition console online this week

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3 years ago

So it's now 11am, and ... the website still doesn't work. Well done Sony, your online systems are as great as ever.
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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire review

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3 years ago

Great review. I've always found Pokemon games to be much deeper than their reputation would have you believe - and the storylines are never as simple as you'd expect once you start to think about others' motivation.

I've still not played Black/White 2 though, so this might have to wait ...
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Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

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3 years ago

@TarickStonefire What they are *doing* is minimising the number of people they refund, so no interpretation necessary!
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3 years ago

@TarickStonefire No, that's what his PR voice is saying. His attitude is "let's minimise the number of people who we refund and keep as much money as we can."
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3 years ago

@TarickStonefire This is Frontier being disingenuous to make themselves "technically right". People were not buying beta access, they were buying the final game with a perk being access to the beta, no matter what Frontier's small print said. A significant number of people who want to play the full game offline - for example, when travelling overseas, on an aeroplane, and so on - may have decided to try out the beta online while they could, even if it's not the way they were planning on playing the full game. Now they are being penalised for making use of a perk that they had been provided with.
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3 years ago

We ought to compile a bingo card for comments threads on stories about always-online games.

- Don't you have an Internet connection?
- Of course it was always going to be always-online!
- The only people worried about this are the pirates.
- People buy through Steam and that's always online, why is this different?
- Virtually nobody is complaining OR they're all under 20 OR they don't count.
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Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

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3 years ago

@LifeStream7 You can argue that the seller (the digital store) is in breach of contract. There is no reason why they should not be able to refund, they just rely on people not pushing the issue.
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3 years ago

@Boomerang More like we need the digital stores to release sales data, but they won't in case it makes them look bad.
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3 years ago

@LifeStream7 Existing regulation covers it fine. If something is broken, you can return it under the Sale of Goods Act. The problem is that few people do.
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Assassin's Creed: Unity launch debacle sparks Ubisoft rethink

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3 years ago

@jasonchurch I've done it before with a few games that were broken. Amazon are good with returns, as are Shopto and my local indie shop. Of course, Game probably think the law doesn't apply to them.
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3 years ago

@jasonchurch You can return the game as being not fit for purpose under the Sale of Goods Act.
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Nintendo's New 3DS and 3DS XL make strong start in Japan

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4 years ago

@tidy-spidey Yes it will, but @fushimi was talking about being able to transfer without having both handhelds in your possession.
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The Pokémon Trading Card Game is coming to iPad

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4 years ago

@thisisatempaccount You can get the GBC game on the 3DS virtual console. Well worth it.
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It looks like there'll be a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

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4 years ago

If Nintendo had any sense, they would recognise that people who are buying this bundle are less likely to buy Mario Kart on the Virtual Console - so, since it costs them nothing, they could increase the value proposition by including a download code for that (or even the SNES, GBA and - maybe - the N64 games). Imagine that - a bundle with four Mario kart games.
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Watch Dogs delayed again on Wii U

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4 years ago

I was planning on buying this for the Wii U since the second screen stuff would probably work best if you don't have to worry about balancing a second controller on your lap. I'm unlikely to buy it on another platform. By the time the Wii U one comes out, if it does, all other versions will be selling for £20 or less. I'm not going to pay full price for it then, so I'll either not buy it or buy it at a reduced price.

Not sure how that's helping your profits, Ubisoft.
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Fighter Within review

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4 years ago

On the front page, I thought the "One" was the platform tag ...
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iPhone 5S review

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4 years ago

On the third picture gallery, you say that there have been a trio of chassis designs - actually, it's four, as the original was pretty chunky compared to the 3G and 3GS.
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Wii Sports Club will download to your Wii U automatically

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5 years ago

@callum9999 "who live in rural areas where LLU isn't available" means that I'm excluding exchanges where TalkTalk is available. Not that their 'service' should be recommended in any way ...

I can offer no 'evidence' other than saying that if you try to sign up to BT's services on such an exchange, the 'unlimited' deals aren't available. In many cases you'l get to the final stages of an order before being told that what you're actually getting is limited. Over the past few months BT has slowly been extending their unlimited packages, but they come at a price - and I'm pretty sure the majority of rural customers don't pay that extra amount. Unfortunately the current Ofcom research into this isn't public yet - I expect it'll be on their website at the start of next year.

Finally, having an unlimited connection is all well and good, but when your line speed is under 1Mbps, it seems a little pointless!
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5 years ago

@callum9999 The vast majority of people who live in rural areas where LLU isn't available on their exchange have to put up with 40GB monthly caps. That's around 20% of the broadband population.
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Wiird Channels

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5 years ago

That photo of the UK results from Wikipedia ... I took that!

In fact, since I knew the channels were about to die, I took a load of screenshots recently with my video capture box. Given the paucity of screens on the Internet, I ought to upload them somewhere.
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Angry grandfather walks out of HMV with three games after staff refuse to accept gift voucher

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5 years ago

@Zomeguy

Can you give any examples? Since company law in this regard is pretty stringently set by the EU.
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Sonic Team gives 2D platformer Hell Yeah! its blessing

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6 years ago

After Sonic 4 Ep 1, I'm not sure I'd go to Sonic Team for advice on the inertia of the characters ...
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Super Mario 3D Land is fastest selling portable Mario ever

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7 years ago

@sfp_noodle: not sure why you think the price of the Wii "rarely drops to £100" - there are a few bundles which are continuously being sold off for that amount in the shops around London. That's £80 before tax, of course.
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Nintendo stops Cube production

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11 years ago

No new Gamecube's *what* are being produced?
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No Paper Mario date for Europe

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11 years ago

SIGH. Let's all jump to conclusions, shall we?

The reason the US has a firm date is that they've just announced the rest of their Q1 schedule en mass. Super Paper Mario was on that list.

Nintendo Europe hasn't released a release schedule. So no, of course they haven't announced a date for it.

But yeah, let's all assume it'll never come out then.
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Virtual Console titles listed

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12 years ago

The Eurogamer article really ought to be updated to include the EU list, since it's different to the US list.

And as far as I know, all these games will run at 60Hz full screen.
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Naked War

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12 years ago

I love this game. It's superb. It is a little bit like Advance Wars, but at the same time very different indeed.
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