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Surprise! Football Manager out today for Nintendo Switch

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6 days ago

@Tufo

Not since the N64
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Nintendo's new spring eShop sale features some of the best Switch savings yet

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4 weeks ago

@sid-6581

It's more that it's a great boon for discerning physical buyers. Nintendo first-party games hold their value so well their resale value stays high as well.
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electrolite

4 weeks ago

@banjo21

I'm genuinely astonished there are people expecting price parity. I've been gaming for 30 years and that has never, ever been a thing.
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electrolite

4 weeks ago

@sid-6581

Maybe Nintendo just value their games more highly? These days every gamer is a bargain and session to expect to be able to buy anything half price within 6 months of launch but that isn't necessarily healthy.
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Sony unveils God of War limited edition custom PlayStation 4 Pro

electrolite

1 month ago

MY EYES!
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The original Forza Horizon looks stunning on Xbox One X at 4K

electrolite

2 months ago

Spent an hour playing it last night and this is marvellous work. It looks genuinely superb. The X is a great bit of kit, it just feels 'right' and really good value.
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Xbox One update will offer Remote Play with PC

electrolite

2 months ago

Sounds like a great update again. Well played MS.

The work they're doing elsewhere is fantastic too-playing the first Forza Horizon on XB1X is tantamount to witchcraft, it looks superb.
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Nintendo Switch, one year on

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2 months ago

@SiroccoJetProp

"Any serious gamer will have an Xbox or PlayStation, they won't use Switch as their primary gaming console."

I have an XB1X and a PS4 Pro but my switch gets used the most. The combination of portability and being able to continue my game on e.g. Doom at work or at home combined with the Nintendo exclusives, for me personally, trumps graphics every time. All 3 get used because they all have games the others don't but the Switch edges out the other two.
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electrolite

2 months ago

@Tslog

That's an utter disaster of a post. You can't "prove" anything except it isn't comfortable for you and you don't like it. I and many others are using it as a portable with no problems at all. You've confused how you personally find it with with some sort of provable, objective, conclusive fact. Classic mistake.
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electrolite

2 months ago

@Kaprikawn

Awwww. Somebody need a cuddle?
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Toys R Us falls into administration

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2 months ago

A lot of others have covered it but the soulless warehouses they use are awful.

I worked for them in 1996-97 and their shops haven't changed at all since then. Same layout, same signage, everything. You have to actually try to get so far behind. Having young kids I also see the likes of Smyths and The Entertainer and the difference is stark. As always I feel for all the staff but this is another example of a decent firm being very badly managed.
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Metal Gear Survive flops at UK retail

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2 months ago

@Bedsidelee

What *are* you going on about? Is it in any way based on reality?
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PS4 Pro and Xbox One X processors compared at the silicon level

electrolite

2 months ago

Always gives me a chuckle when people.make up rules about Console launches and what the platform holders 'always' do
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The strange appeal of non-sports sports games

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2 months ago

Gamesack did a good episode featuring their take on 'sports games including things like Sega Soccer Slam.

This is how I feel about racing games. I consider myself a fan of racing games but I'm thinking of things like Sega Rally, Ridge Racer Type 4, Burnout 2 Pure, and always playing Forza Horizon instead of Motorsport.
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Evidence of new Sonic Racing game mounts

electrolite

2 months ago

Hopefully this is true, especially that Sumo are making it, Transformed is a superb game.
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The original Xbox's oversized "Duke" controller has been revived, and returns this March

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3 months ago

I can't think of any logical reason that I'm interested in this and yet....I am.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

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4 months ago

@bejito81

What the fuck are you dribbling on about?
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Wolfenstein 2 being converted to Switch by the talented Doom port team

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4 months ago

@nefuratios

"So you're honestly telling me you're enjoying DOOM on Switch?" I have no idea why that's difficult to understand. I'm enjoying it more than on the other two consoles i played it on because i get a lot more chance to play it. Graphics aren't everything.
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Nintendo's eShop Christmas sale is surprisingly decent

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4 months ago

@FuzzyDucky

Waaah, waaah etc.
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Rocket League in a box costs Ł35 on Nintendo Switch

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4 months ago

@Fifanutz

The Switch version is 60fps. It's the resolution that takes a hit.
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Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

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4 months ago

@SupremeAC

Nintendo usually put out upwards of 20 games a year across two systems. That will be lower when they're developing entirely in HD but there's no reason for Switch to run short of games as long as it's their sole platform, which it will be soon.
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electrolite

4 months ago

@the_ewan

"except be portable". Judging by sales of portable games systems (even the 3DS is gonna make 70 million) that 'except' is a big thing to a lot of people. Not everyone has unlimited time to sit in front of a TV and play games, and not everyone has graphical fidelity (or what fidelity is available on Console) as the be all and end all.
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electrolite

4 months ago

Well deserved. Lovely hardware and a cracking games lineup.

The hybrid element may not be for everyone but as a 40-year-old who's married, has two young kids and works shifts the machine is a dream. No the graphics aren't as good as other systems (I also have PS4 Pro and XB1S) but they're good enough and being able to squeeze in gaming on my break at work or on the toilet and then continue on the big TV is a godsend. Switch comfortably gets more use than my other systems.

I wasn't a big fan of the 3DS and thought the Wii U was awful so it's great to see Nintendo bounce back, especially as they offer something different to the competition.
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LA Noire's Switch port tested: could the system handle GTA5?

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5 months ago

@Cyber6

Different strokes for different folks of course. Personally I wanted it to do something different to my existing systems and I'm happy with what it's achieving, I don't need the same games again (Doom and Rocket League aside, apparently).

As for the critique, I always find these comparisons interesting but in truth they tell us little we don't know. Switch is the most powerful portable around, and the most powerful Nintendo home system ever, but it isn't equipped to run Current-gen AAA games. If/when such games get a Switch version it will be graphically inferior which will restrict its potential audience to those who are happy to accept the compromises to utilise the portable/hybrid aspects. I'm sceptical of how big this audience is even though I count myself in it, potentially.

Nobody will be surprised by this though as surely everybody now knows what the Switch is, and anyone who bought one for a full diet of Western AAA games didn't do their research.
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electrolite

5 months ago

@Cyber6

"I want to know it'll be able to play the latest 3rd party Triple A titles"

Do you not have a system that can do that? I have a couple. I don't need another.

Of course it's all YMMV but I use the Switch more than those other systems now. I'm 40, I have a job that involves shifts, I have a wife and two young boys. I don't have the time and dominance of the TV I did when I was a kid/student/young single bloke.

I thought I'd like it as a handheld but it's actually the hybrid nature that's allowing it. Being able to play on my break at work and then when I get in, if I have the TV, I continue on the big screen. That flexibility means IMHO it's aimed at busy adults better than any other System ever. And there's a lot of busy adults out there.
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electrolite

5 months ago

If you genuinely think the Vita could match the ps3 I'm going to have to tell your family you've been drinking in the morning again.
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You can pay Ł20 to invite KK Slider and Tom Nook to your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

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5 months ago

@WhiteUmbrella

Either way, there's not much point in claiming Nintendo suddenly discovered Season Passes and Microtransactions after the sainted Iwata died when in fact he oversaw all the things I listed.
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electrolite

5 months ago

@WhiteUmbrella

The deal with Dena and *move into mobile gaming* was announced by Iwata in March 2015. Smash Bros, Pokémon Shuffle, Badge Arcade, Amiibo, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8 were all on Iwata watch.
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electrolite

5 months ago

@WhiteUmbrella

Iwata was in charge when Nintendo first started with microtransactions, 'free to start' games, DLC, season passes, the move into mobile gaming and Amiibo.
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Rime developer addresses Switch performance issues

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5 months ago

Ports are going to be very hit and miss on the Switch. The hardware is being pushed a lot so development capability and time is a big factor. This looks dreadful, Rocket League and Doom are very good, LA Noire looks the part from the videos I've seen, but things like Lego City Undercover, Lego World's and Dragon Quest Heroes 2 have serious issues.
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Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

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5 months ago

An interesting analysis but another one where it's a good read but the issues contained in the DF work simply don't register when playing the game. Played 4 hours over the last 2 nights in work and it's great fun (in portable mode).

Also, I've always been really interested in seeing restricted tech pushed to it's limits and running things it almost shouldn't be running. This is a great example of that. It's hands-down the most technically Impressive game I've ever seen on a portable.
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Sony unveils new "five adventure" PS4 Pro bundle, just as Xbox One X arrives

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5 months ago

@Bumadan

Oh shut up. You sound ridiculous.
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Microsoft Xbox One X review

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5 months ago

@siarheicka

I loved my Vita but graphically its way behind the Switch. Lower resolution, lower detail, slower everything.
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electrolite

5 months ago

Wow. This has really upset some people hasn't it? Quite funny actually.

I also smile at those saying they don't have a reason to buy it. For me, new and shiny is enough. I'm trying to find reasons to not buy it.
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electrolite

6 months ago

@AnthonyDaniels

You sound utterly desperate. It's really funny.
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electrolite

6 months ago

@leeroye

It's not confusing at all. If you're confused, that's your issue. Given that you think DF reviewed and rated games recently, you apparently get confused very easily.
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Xbox One X comes hand in hand with massive downloads

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6 months ago

@mostro

I doubt there will be a better comment on the whole internet today than that. I doff my hat to you, sir.
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LA Noire's Switch download version doesn't fit on a Switch

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6 months ago

@danieldeitermann

So they launched a portable device that has the same storage capacity as the average portable device?
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electrolite

6 months ago

@EverilCorwell


Have you heard of money? Things cost it.
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Monopoly on Nintendo Switch takes ages to load

electrolite

6 months ago

Oh look, Ubi Soft made it.
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Nintendo sold 2m SNES mini consoles in a month

electrolite

6 months ago

Just keep your eyes on Hotukdeals or nowinstock.net, they're coming back in stock at different places consistently. It's still not ideal but it's not a fuck up of NES Mini levels.
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Nintendo Switch's handheld mode more popular than playing on TV

electrolite

6 months ago

The really interesting bit is that so many Switch owners are using it as both a home Console and a handheld*. They've absolutely nailed it haven't they?


*I'm one, probably 70/30 handheld.
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It took Nintendo Switch just six months to hit half the Wii U's lifetime sales

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6 months ago

@Nynja

Nintendo hardware quarterly shipments / LTD sales comparison:
3DS Q1 2011: 3.61 million / 3.61 million (Feb/Mar launch)
3DS Q2 2011: 0.71 million / 4.32 million
3DS Q3 2011: 2.36 million / 6.68 million (price cut in August)

Switch Q1 2017: 2.74 million / 2.74 million (March launch)
Switch Q2 2017: 1.96 million / 4.70 million
Switch Q3 2017: 2.93 million / 7.63 million
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electrolite

6 months ago

Well deserved. The hardware itself is lovely, it just makes complete sense when you get your hands on it. They've then backed that up with a strong selection of software and marketed it well and guess what? It's sold. Who woulda thunk it?
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Nintendo's incredible year continues, but not without a few minor casualties along the way

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6 months ago

Al those worrying about a drought of games keep making the mistake of comparing Switch to other systems from generations when Nintendo had 2 systems to support. 3DS will quietly fade away and that will no longer be the case. Even if third-party support disappeared entirely Nintendo are well capable of supporting 1 machine.

Take 2014 as an example. The Wii U list looks pretty barren

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8
Bayonetta 2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Hyrule Warriors
NES Remix 2
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Wii Sports Club
Pullblox World

However that's because all the following were on the 3DS:-

Yoshi's New Island
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Mario Golf: World Tour
Tomodachi Life
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Art Academy
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ultimate NES Remix
Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder

(List doesn't include games they published in different territories or a couple of small 3DS eshop apps)

Of course Switch games will take more development resource than 3DS games but they can easily keep up a game a month.
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electrolite

6 months ago

@Lin

There's plenty of chance it could be repeated. Nintendo with all their firepower on one system have a lot of IP to wield. What if next year they release a Smash port, Fire Emblem, Pokémon and Animal Crossing? Yoshi and Kirby look like certs. That's a big year.

Mario Maker and Pikmin sequels have been rumoured,
I don't think Metroid will make it but it might. Either way, as long as they're not daft enough to release another system, they've plenty to go at.
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How Super Mario Odyssey pushes Switch to its limits

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6 months ago

@florisvaneck

If reading a Digital Foundry technical analysis ruins the joy of gaming for you, that's your problem. You should look in the mirror and laugh at yourself, perhaps.
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Assassin's Creed Origins review

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6 months ago

@SpaceMonkey77

Totally disagree. Written reviews all the way. Not only personal preference but they're far more practical-I can read them at work, I don't have to worry about streaming etc.

Old fashioned I know....
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Remembering Super Mario Sunshine

electrolite

6 months ago

A fantastic game by most measurements but only a second tier Mario game.

Would really benefit from a remake IMHO. Not only the graphics but if they could tweak the camera and some of the design quirks that would be superb.
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Jelly Deals: Half Term Sale at TheGameCollection features Destiny 2, Overwatch and more

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6 months ago

@riceNpea

Bugger, I missed it. Cheers, I'll get it from TGC.
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