axman303

Was E3 2012 the grisliest games show ever?

axman303

6 years ago

None of Nintendo's first-party games displayed any gory violence and it goes deeper than that.

Compare the opening footage in Sony and Microsoft's E3 2012 conferences to Nintendo's. Two of them started by showing games where the main aim is to kill the other humans. Another showed a game featuring a cartoon space man who enlists the help of aliens to progress.
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Nintendo "human resources" must approve your Miiverse posts

axman303

6 years ago

Moderating every single message posted? If this turned out to be a successful service, they'll have to employ loads of people just to do this every day. And what a dull job! This can't possibly work at scale, surely?
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From Software "having a tough time" porting Dark Souls to PC, frame rate issues remain

axman303

6 years ago

What would have been nice, is if they said "when we test in X CPU with Y graphics card we get Z average frame rate, but when we crank up the CPU to A CPU with B graphics card we get C average frame rate". Would have set expectations a little better.
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Microsoft's E3 2012 Conference

axman303

6 years ago

Nice cannonballs...
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axman303

6 years ago

Ascend: New Gods = 50p in GAME next year
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axman303

6 years ago

This is obviously a play at trying to beat Apple's likely next move into the lounge with the Apple Television.
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axman303

6 years ago

Why would I want to be distracted by another screen of info while watching a movie or TV programme!? Makes no sense!
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axman303

6 years ago

haha! can't bring themselves to show an iPad in that shot of talets...
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axman303

6 years ago

WiiFit Kinect! Woot!
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axman303

6 years ago

Having another crack at an iTunes killer...
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axman303

6 years ago

Anyone else reached 95% boredom yet?
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axman303

6 years ago

Shouting at your video game to control it? Just seems embarrassing.
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axman303

6 years ago

They said it is the biggest selling console this year. Not that it has sold the most units in this generation.
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Tech, Teasing and Torture Porn: Eurogamer's E3 Predictions

axman303

6 years ago

Tom's number three won't happen as Iwata told us in his video last night that the whole of their e3 conference is going to concentrate on Wii U games. They must have a lot to show!
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Wii U Darksiders 2 graphics "at least as good" as PS3, Xbox 360 versions'

axman303

6 years ago

Not having health-bars, score, etc. on the main screen will make games more immersive. No distractions from you and the game-world. And that will be a very good thing as anyone who has played ICO will know.

Not only that, but it'll mean burn-in for us Plasma TV owners is a thing of the past. I can't be the only Dark Souls player with a Plasma that has a constant reminder of it floating over everything I watch!
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Nintendo to broadcast E3 press conference on Facebook

axman303

6 years ago

The fact that we're going to see Nintedo show off its first High Definition TV games since it started developing video games back in 1977is a huge deal.

The games they reveal at this year's E3 will show us for the first time how Nintendo have gone about making use of all the extra power the the Wii U has to offer. Given how great Mario Galaxy looked on the Wii, how can you not be excited by this prospect!?
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Unreal Engine 4 tech demo screenshots

axman303

6 years ago

Looks about as good as the Dark Souls engine.
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale screenshots

axman303

6 years ago

But will their next console have a tablet controller at launch?
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Leaked Rayman Legends Wii U trailer shows graphics, touch-screen, NFC tech

axman303

6 years ago

Awesome. You can start to see how Nintendo are going to use the touch screen and NFC in its Wii U TV advertising to get regular people pumped about buying into the apparent magic. Kids toys makers will be all over this. Programming Wii U games that get bundled with their toys. I think my sales estimates have just gone up from GameCube levels to well above that.
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Preview: Super Smashing Great?

axman303

6 years ago

Ironically, many of the same people who were outraged about the recent iPhone clone games are happy to see Sony clone a great Nintendo game here. Seems like double-standards and I think this game is a shamefull rip-off.
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Microsoft to launch TV-style adverts on Xbox Live

axman303

6 years ago

Please also consider adding them into full price games! We can have them instead of banal cut-scenes and then playing video games would be more like watching ITV. Bring it on!!! ;)
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Leisure Suit Larry creator: games aren't funny anymore

axman303

6 years ago

He must have missed the 50 Cent games.
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Football Manager dev hopes to stick with Android despite 9:1 piracy rate

axman303

6 years ago

Would imagine that the numbers on iPhone are less than one in a hundred. Anyone got any numbers for this??
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Japan chart: Vita sales slump to new sub-10k low

axman303

6 years ago

Any UK/Europe/US numbers since it launched over this side of the pond!? Launch numbers were pretty poor, but how's the Vita being doing since? From the lack of buzz I've picked up on, I'd imagine it really hasn't been selling well over here either.
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Resident Evil 6 Preview: True Horror Returns

axman303

6 years ago

Resident Gearsville
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Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies aged 83

axman303

6 years ago

Blitz on the Vic-20, still a very good and addictive game that stands up today unlike most games from that generation.
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UK Top 40: Kinect Star Wars forces way to chart victory

axman303

6 years ago

"R2D2-flavoured", ah yes, that lovely tangy metalic taste. It's one of the mystery Walkers flavors this month.
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Trials Evolution gameplay trailer

axman303

6 years ago

Possible GOTY right there.
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New SimCity will require always-on internet connection

axman303

6 years ago

As a result, it will also require that I don't buy it.
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ShopTo pulls "bad taste" GAME Reward Card promotion

axman303

6 years ago

3 off the price of a game at ShopTo. So that's half the price of a pre-owned title from GAME then.
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Konami makes Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition official

axman303

6 years ago

Will George get the high score on this one too?
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Microsoft patents Gaming Helmet for Xbox

axman303

6 years ago

First they made you look like a twat with Kinect and now a helmet...
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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Review

axman303

6 years ago

So I'm guessing reviewing non-gaming-specific hardware like this clears the way for a 'new iPad' review soon then?:)
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Epic VP: "I'd be shocked if Wii U doesn't do well"

axman303

6 years ago

I'm a huge Nintendo fan, bought every console of theirs since the N64 and called the Wii being a massive hit once it was revealed at e3. The Wii U, however, I just don't see being such a big hit, unless they have some more unique features to reveal at this year's e3.

With the current features, I expect the Wii U to sell numbers similar to the Gamecube, maybe a few million more. It won't be t a financial disaster for Nintendo (they still made money with the Gamecube), but will see its sales number return predominantly to match its true fans.
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GAME firesale extends to hardware, "Spring Clean" promotion launched

axman303

6 years ago

Just popped in there at lunch, was served by a very pleasant young lady and came out with a massive sack full.
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Sony: US Vita launch met with "overwhelming enthusiasm"

axman303

6 years ago

How much does a 2nd hand one go for on eBay now?
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Minecraft will launch on Xbox without Kinect

axman303

6 years ago

If you had to lay each block by acting out a brick-laying manouver, it would be better for you than Wii Fit.
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Faulty Vita Facebook app returns to PlayStation Store

axman303

6 years ago

Gunna have to give this a go. It's got to be better than the iPhone version, which is about the least responsive iPhone app I keep installed. The iPhone app is sooooo much worse than the desktop browser version.
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Capcom reveals new DmC screens, Dante backstory

axman303

6 years ago

"A young man who has no respect for authority or indeed society in general."

Would be more entertaining if it was an old man.
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PS Vita sold 61k units during UK launch - analyst

axman303

6 years ago

Hmmm... top rated and bottom rated comment are both saying the same thing. Odd. I'm gunna go out and say it, I think the Vita is going to be a big sales flop for Sony and it won't get much 3rd party support in one year's time.

And this will be even more evidence that people are happy with their high-end smart-phones and/or know that the really fun and mobile-appropriate games are on the 3DS.
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axman303

6 years ago

It's looking more and more likely this thing is going to be a flop. :cry:
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Xbox Live available in new Windows 8 preview

axman303

6 years ago

Tried the Windows 8 preview today on a desktop PC. Wow, the new Metro replacement for the Start Menu is *HIGHLY* annoying. Makes getting to stuff much more long-winded and many useful apps are burried away requiring a fair bit of extra effort to find.

Also, the way you bring up the new Start screen is completely non-intuative when you're in desktop mode. Pass your mouse-pointer down to the bottom left of the screen and click, even though there's no visual cue to do that.

And is it just me, or does the log-in screen really demand that you drag a full-screen photo from the bottom to the top of the screen to reveal the actual log-in box!? What's that all about!?
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Apple event next week points to imminent iPad 3 launch

axman303

6 years ago

The 2048x1536 9.7" screen on the iPad 3 is going to look utterly stunning. Every existing tablet screen is instantly going to look as old-school as those 80s green-screen monitors.
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Tekken Wii U: 60fps, low image latency

axman303

6 years ago

But will Game stock it?
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PlayStation Network down for maintenance next week

axman303

6 years ago

How about they get another server that can stay online while they perform maintenance on this one?
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AIAS 2011 Awards winners revealed

axman303

6 years ago

Correction!

Dark Souls - Adventure Game of the Year
Dark Souls - Fighting Game of the Year
Dark Souls - Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Dark Souls - Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Dark Souls - Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Dark Souls - Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Story, Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Dark Souls - Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
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Nintendo hires Uggie as its first "spokesdog"

axman303

6 years ago

Has any gamer been out to see the non-interactive, 4:3 formatted, black and white, silent movie 'The Artist' yet?
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PlayStation Network going offline for 12 hours' routine maintenance

axman303

6 years ago

They gotta' go offline to defrag their hard-disk.
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Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011 Voting

axman303

6 years ago

1. Zelda - Skyward Sword
2. Portal 2
3. Xenoblade Chronicles
4. Shadow of the Colossus / Ico HD
5. Super Mario 3D Land

Great year for gaming, no matter what you're into :)
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Just Dance 3 Wii Mario DLC trailer

axman303

6 years ago

He doesn't seem quite as sprightly as his Mario Galaxy self.
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