elhozzo

Nintendo consolidates an already special year

elhozzo

10 months ago

Guess the Yoshi bland comment is more regarding the portable (DS, 3DS) versions (maybe even the 3ds of Wooly world) - the Wii U entry was strong - still the Switch game looked like a solid 'B' game - good to get a new entry of the series (better than a port) but not a system seller
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elhozzo

10 months ago

That last line about Rocket League really holds true to me ... Am certain to double dip to have it on the Switch, and play it anywhere
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Jelly Deals: PlayStation VR headset with Farpoint down to 299.84

elhozzo

11 months ago

@Zerobob

yeah, think of just yourself, why don't you ?

personally, I have a camera, and a couple of Move controllers from my PS3 - I want a option for just a base unit as cheap as possible for when I dive in ...

different options for different folk, happy there is a bundle for those that need it, but don't moan on here for something that might not be totally convenient for you, but works well for a lot of us ...
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PlayStation 4 update that adds Pro boost mode out tomorrow

elhozzo

1 year ago

The only caveat is that your device needs to be between 250GB and 4TB in size.
really hope its still up to 8TB - otherwise my new 5TB coming today is going to be useless...
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Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

elhozzo

1 year ago

I'll be honest, this was all a bit too technical for me ...

I have a simple ( I think) question

Are we likely to see a PS4 and PS4 Pro situation here - launch Switch has Tegra X1's Maxwell, and then in 12-24 months there is a mid-generation refresh using Tegra X2 Pascal - capable to run all the generation 1 Switch games, but adding some performance gains ?

because that , to me, might make a different to day 1 buy (I shouldn't , nobody should ...) or waiting a year or two
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Bully, Manhunt now available to buy on PS4

elhozzo

2 years ago

@lucky_jim

Nice spot! and its Xcom 'Plus' ... wonder what that includes ?
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elhozzo

2 years ago

Manhunt was 99 cents on the USA store over the weekend (flash deal), I saw Bully something similar (might have been 1.99) recently too

11.99 is a joke

(personally I got 3 Fatal Frame PS2 games for less than 3 dollars on the USA store during the flash sale - beats the 50 dollars for the Wii U latest release in the series)
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Star Fox 64 launches on Wii U Virtual Console this week

elhozzo

2 years ago

@Uberheertje they will announce that offer on 22nd April ...
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After six years in space, Noby Noby Boy's GIRL returns home

elhozzo

2 years ago

damn! bought it in a sale, didn't play it yet ... so there's no chance to play it anymore ??? ;-)
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Nintendo Account service launches first in Japan

elhozzo

2 years ago

have a USA Wii U, and an European 3DS ... hoping (without real hope) to somehow combine them ...
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Fresh Star Fox Zero footage shows graphical upgrades

elhozzo

2 years ago

I was going to watch the vid, and then I realized, I am about to look at the graphical differences of an early pre-release version of a video-game, compared to an ever-earlier version ....

Guys, I can't waste minutes of my life on this stuff... neither is the finished version, how the hell should we care about this ...
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Spelunky true ending speedrun sets a new world record

elhozzo

3 years ago

@arcam their cocks - which makes it even more impressive, in my opinion
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elhozzo

3 years ago

why isn't there shopkeepers guarding the exits in the Temple and Hell ?

or is this too quick for my eyes ...
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Pixels: the Eurogamer review

elhozzo

3 years ago

never seen that original two min version before, that was really cool ... but yeah, Adam Sandler, no thanks ...
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Wii U exclusive Splatoon fires past 1m sales worldwide

elhozzo

3 years ago

I hope one day , to get the online working ... :-(
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Splatoon datamine discovers dozens of on-disc details

elhozzo

3 years ago

@Pinky_Floyd
@McEwan

yes, firewall issues - easy to fix? not for me ... my router doesn't allow entries into DMZ ...

its driving me nuts

occasionally, I manage to play Mario Kart 8 online, but so far, didn't manage any Smash or Splatoon ...
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elhozzo

3 years ago

Eurogamer dudes (who write the site)

can you do an article about Nintendo's bad network setup ? google 118-5016 error code ... can't believe you have to put static IPs into a routers DMZ ... (which I can't do on my router), so $60 for this was very steep for a 1v1 and single player modes ...
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Splatoon review

elhozzo

3 years ago

I'm tempted by this, but slightly annoyed (since I have an import Wii U) that its full price, 60 dollars for US (download, without Amiibo)

if it was at Captain Toad/Kirby Rainbow Curse price (40 dollars) I would have snapped it up by now ... and its the fact that it is cheaper in europe than really grates ...

especially as its still adding content...and its currently light...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review

elhozzo

3 years ago

@vladimir_imp

I have this for a while (US import) and I have a 5 year old and 3 year old.

both like the game and both want to play as Kirby - which is not so easy, they can draw the lines, but the skill level required to control Kirby and avoid all the enemies is quite high... ideally, if you can convince your 3 year old, play in two-player mode with you controlling Kirby ... and then it works great !!
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Wii U exclusive Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush release date

elhozzo

3 years ago

this was out 20th March in Americas ... less than 2 months, not sure where the 4 or 5 month comments are coming from (Japan was Jan, I believe)
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review

elhozzo

3 years ago

only played 30 mins of this so far (and in solo mode) and its just FUN!!!!

very videogamey ...

always meant to go back to the first at some point...
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Digital Foundry vs Watch Dogs on Wii U

elhozzo

3 years ago

@thelastpixel

if you want to change your statement from 'children' to 'family', I'd agree with you ...
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker footage introduces Captain Toadette

elhozzo

4 years ago

@SuperSoupy Have you played it multi-player? Its a good game in single-player, but in multi-player it really shines ...
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Michel Ancel starts new studio, but remains at Ubisoft

elhozzo

4 years ago

I got a PS3 to play BG&E2 .... was 2008 ...
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Mario Kart 8 sells approximately 2m in under a month

elhozzo

4 years ago

the great offer of a full free download game in the first two months obviously helped (as well as the 10/10 reviews)
Its one thing to offer some pre-order DLC, character skins or whatever ... but this offer was genius, getting MK8 and Pikmin 3 for $60 feels like a bargain
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Mario Kart 8 review

elhozzo

4 years ago

@furrykitten , @umang

I got the white 8GB one. For sure, too small, definitely need a HDD - but to be honest, I really expect with a 32GB one, I would still need an additional HDD...

I don't think SD cards work do they? there is a slot, but I think thats to expand the Wii storage, not for the Wii U ... (might be wrong...)
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elhozzo

4 years ago

delighted this has turned out so well.
Just to repeat ' the best entry in a series and the most exciting yet.'

I'm almost going day one for this ... firstly, as it won't come down in price soon, secondly for the great 'free game offer' in first two months - I've ordered a hard drive, going to go digital so its always easily accessible, got me some eshop credit ... the only delay will be because I imagine the download servers will be hammered first couple of days, plus I want my (USA) nintendo coins to go on my account in July (their new year), and you get a month to do the survey ... so I am thinking 2nd, 3rd June and its mine ! (actually I'm in Italy where 2nd June is a holiday ... that might be the day!)

my kids (5 and 3) have just got into videogames, starting with Gamecube Double Dash - they are going to LOVE this !

everyone going on about wii u price ... yawn... although I will say, there are a lot of hidden extras ... hdd (with y-usb power cable or external power), ethernet port, all the controllers (so far I got two remotes and a nunchuk - that was about 50 quid)

still - free game with this is nuts !
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Spelunky mod turns cave explorer into Metroid

elhozzo

4 years ago

love Spelunky, definite a 'game of a generation', can imagine playing it in years to come... and always thought, Nintendo must be kicking themselves they didn't create it, its 'Nintendo quality' ...
nice fun mod
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Vita Indie Game Mega Pack bundles 10 games for €24.99

elhozzo

4 years ago

@Dismiss yes, and if you are just interested in that, its on offer on PSN at the moment, less than 1.50 quid if you have PS+
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Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

elhozzo

4 years ago

Quick, release the 1DS ....
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Joe Danger 2's Undead Movie Pack DLC is out now

elhozzo

5 years ago

looks good DLC.
But for some reason, I just don't get on with sequels of 'smaller' downloadable-only PSN games... Joe Danger 2, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Trine 2 ... loved the originals, got bored quickly for the sequels... think its just my mindset is these are 'bite-sized' games, and therefore I had enough of the experience with the original
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Take a look at the Leap controller's most ambitious game

elhozzo

5 years ago

give me House of the Dead, a Move and a Sharpshooter instead please ...
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Sony expects to recoup PlayStation 4 hardware loss at launch

elhozzo

5 years ago

I probably won't get a PS4 day one ... but if I did/do, then ... I might be tempted not to make these 'extras' ... I have already paid for PS+ until early 2016, and with DriveCLub and that game from the Stardust dev in the first month (plus my huge PS3 and Vita backlog from PSPlus) ...
maybe thats not considered a 'normal' user, but part of the reason I would not go day one, is that the value for money is not there, games are all full price, no sales etc (as well as first games in a generation are generally not the best - Super Mario 64 and other noticable exceptions aside), having PSPlus transferred/already paid for, and the Instant Game Collection they plan is the only thing making me consider an early purchase
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GamesMaster: The Inside Story

elhozzo

5 years ago

asking Sam Fox if she has done watersports before ..thats just FLOORED me ... oh well, no work is going to be done today...
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EA cans Dead Space series following poor sales of Dead Space 3 - report

elhozzo

5 years ago

Interesting reactions ...

from my side, I think there is a couple of things that contributed to DS3's 'failure' ... too soon, its likely to have a 'tail', who buys at full-price these days, it will surely be a tenner in another month, maybe on PS Plus like DS2 was ?

And 'franchise fatigue' - such a long generation (compared to console owners expectations), I think by the time the third game in a series comes along in 5 years on same hardware, people are put off (thinking 'motorstorm apocalypse' - although I am sure there are counter-examples, like Assassin's Creed)

I have DS1 and DS2 and am sure I will get to play it at some point, but not in the first 4-5 weeks of release ...
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X-COM creator Julian Gollop has announced a sequel to Chaos

elhozzo

6 years ago

Mr Gollop deserves an OBE, or MBE or whatever they are, he should be a sir for services to videogames.
Rebelstar, Laser Squad, Chaos ... classic, still very playable (and how many games from the eighties can you really say that about)
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GameCube celebrates 10th birthday in the UK

elhozzo

6 years ago

I loved it at the time ... but my third home Nintendo home console (after SNES and N64) and for the first time, I enjoyed the third-party games (RE4, FIFA07, Lego Star Wars, Burnout 2, Beyond Good and Evil, etc) to the first party titles... definitely part of the reason I moved over to Sony PS3 this gen...
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Game of the Week: Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

elhozzo

7 years ago

Sorry, this is totally in the wrong place BUT ... where are the lovely download games reviews we usually get on Fridays, missing today and last week, I look forward to those ....
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Pixeljunk Shooter 2

elhozzo

7 years ago

cost will have an impact here... if its the same (or less) than the first, I'll get it this week... if its higher, I might leave it till its in the sales ... anyone heard yet what it does cost?
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Hydro Thunder Hurricane DLC blows in

elhozzo

8 years ago

I really liked Hydro Thunder, back on my N64 ... so any word is there is a PS3 version planned?
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Capcom fighters half price on PSN

elhozzo

8 years ago

was waiting for 1942 to reduce, wanted a top-down shooter, and from the demo it seemed fun, but not 8-quids worth ... so in one month, you will be mine, 1942, YOU WILL BE MINE!!!
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Gravity Crash

elhozzo

9 years ago

oh, this is making my blood boil .!!! I'm literally (well, not actually..) fuming ...

Harshest review I have ever seen ..

Now, I've not had a chance to play PJ Shooter yet ...maybe this has affected the reviewers judgement ...

but this is a great game. I agree that there are minor niggles on the Continue (I lost my progress a couple of times) but the game itself .. well, for anyone with fond memories of Thrust (and thats key, I cannot imagine a younger generation loving this as much) this is a great game, I can't wait to have time to make my own levels, the user-created levels means it will never 'finish' as a game ...

ARRRGGH too angry for more ...
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WipEout HD patch at 5pm today

elhozzo

9 years ago

where it is, where is it ? or have I confused GMT with BST again ???
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Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust

elhozzo

9 years ago

so, more of a rental then ?
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Nintendo patents in-game hint system

elhozzo

9 years ago

strange reponses ... personally, if the game took over and completed a boss or two on Metroid Prime (and MP2 Echos), I would probably actually continue and play those, instead they gather dust ...

I don't consider myself a 'casual' gamer, and manage to beat some games (Resident Evil 4, for example) without help, but others like the aforementioned Metroid games just prove too challenging, and rather than spending hours repeating against the sames boss, I tend to turn off and move to the next game ...

one or two posters missed the point, it doesn't mean the rest of the game is automatically completed (like watching tv) its just the section you want ...
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