gimo80

Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow

gimo80

2 months ago

New Wave Race. Now. Thanks.
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Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC track list and footage

gimo80

3 years ago

Another STELLAR DLC package - the game will now have 48 tracks! This really is the definitive Mario Kart game :O

...and aside from a somewhat lacking battle mode, if they do something with that then it will be a complete and utter masterpiece.
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Scram Kitty DX arrives on PS4 and Vita this week

gimo80

3 years ago

Need to play this again soon - it literally kicked my ass and I somewhat 'pussied' out. Ho ho!

But in all seriousness this a really quirky, fresh take on the shmup genre. Good stuff!
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Amid restructure and redundancies, Sega buys Marvel Puzzle Quest dev Demiurge

gimo80

3 years ago

Can't they reassess the main reason why Sonic Boom was such a dismal failure? That it was a complete broken disaster of a game upon inception? It seems like such an easy way out resorting to mobile phone game design - where is the ambition and creativity they once had? I understand games like Daytona, Shenmue and Panzer Dragoon are hardly mainstream, but surely they can do better than this? Surely?
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D release date

gimo80

3 years ago

Zelda, Monster Hunter 4 AND the New 3DS all on the same day?! *faints*
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Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2014

gimo80

3 years ago

Utterly phenomenal game, it's honestly the only game I go back to nearly every day...even after purchasing it back in May! Great work Nintendo, keep up the top quality output.
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Watch 17 minutes of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 gameplay

gimo80

4 years ago

Painfully mediocre at best, this was probably the most uninteresting and underwhelming showcase I have ever seen for a RE game. Seriously lacking in atmosphere...maybe because of it being demoed on stage, but either way, I definitely was not invested.
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Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails review

gimo80

4 years ago

Ahh, good to see this receiving a warm reception! I have to say the number of quality indie titles are definitely making their way onto the Wii U - quite a few are on the horizon too thanks to Kickstarter. Shall definitely be picking this one up tomorrow. In the digital sense obviously.
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Swords & Soldiers HD dated for Wii U next week

gimo80

4 years ago

Been noticing that quite a few indie games have been trickling into the e-shop recently - Abyss, Scram Kitty, Stick it to the Man, Child of Light...

Now for a proper VC overhaul, a stellar E3 and we're all set :D
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Video: Kinect Sports Rivals preview

gimo80

4 years ago

Although Rare have always taken inspiration from Nintendo (DK, Banjo, Diddy Kong Racing), this is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Hell, even Nuts and Bolts was significantly more ambitious than this - I seriously cannot believe this is the same company that pioneered adventure gaming, whether be it in first or third person. I want that sense of wonderment back, that sense of discovery - even games like Kameo and Viva Pinata had that!

This game however - no creativity whatsoever. Utterly shambolic.
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Sonic, Ecco, Shinobi getting new 3D Classics re-makes

gimo80

5 years ago

Awesome news for 2DS owners :P I'm actually really excited to see these with the 3D effect, despite having played all these games quite a bit recently! Strange.
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Mario U and Luigi DLC replace Nintendo Land in Wii U Premium bundle

gimo80

5 years ago

Decent approach as it clearly shows that Nintendo Land failed to become a USP for the console, despite it being an excellent showcase for the system. Best to stick with a franchise that people are familiar with then :) Let's just hope that Nintendo tap into a wider market this Christmas which should then effectively create a better attach rate so they can make more experimental games! Although I'm all for Mario/Zelda/Metroid, a scrummy new franchise would make me squeal.
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Watch us play New Super Luigi U from 5pm BST

gimo80

5 years ago

Excellent level design as expected. I always find the comments section incredibly negative on Eurogamer regarding Nintendo however I honestly feel that the 3DS has had such a phenomenal couple of months and with Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, Sonic, DK, Zelda HD, Mario and The Wonderful 101 on the horizon, I'm honestly thrilled with the selection of games coming out.

And in terms of rehashing franchises and previous incarnations, I always find something fresh with each release. The only real exception was New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS albeit being a fully functional game. As long as there plenty of twists around each corner on Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze then I will be pretty darn happy!

While I would appreciate more second-party and third party releases, I will only purchase Nintendo consoles for their own brand of games and how they can be translated to the new hardware - Super Mario 64 was truly innovative for its time when you could actually tip toe using the analogue stick and Nintendo always have that knack for wowing me by introducing new gameplay mechanics - the PS4/XbOne will offer different experiences for me that I will find exclusive to those particular machines.

So yeah, really excited for this Christmas! Plenty of games coming out....I just hope that I can work enough hours during that time!
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Kid Icarus: Uprising dev Project Sora disbands

gimo80

6 years ago

This was actually one of Nintendo's more innovative titles - so much replay value and customisation options, excellent flying mechanics and downright hilarious banter throughout. What a PIT-y.
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P-100 from Platinum Games coming to Wii U

gimo80

6 years ago

What an awesome looking game! Defintely interested to see how the controller works with this one. Why the hell was this not shown at the conference rather than games that are like months old instead? Hmm.
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Nintendo's E3 2012 Conference

gimo80

6 years ago

Oh.
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Retrospective: Grim Fandango

gimo80

6 years ago

Quite simply one of my favourite all time games. So many laugh out loud moments, brilliantly designed puzzles and incredible characterisation - definitely the epitome of the genre in my eyes. Nothing like a bit of Glottis singing The Rusty Anchor :)
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THQ reveals plans for 1.4m unsold uDraw tablets

gimo80

6 years ago

It was either this or a Crayola set for my niece...
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Sega names new UK studio

gimo80

6 years ago

Panzer Dragoon Vita?!
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Megaupload founder among world's top Modern Warfare 3 players

gimo80

6 years ago

Quite a large cake, I must say.
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Amy developer responds to critical mauling

gimo80

6 years ago

Absolutely ridiculous. The gameplay mechanics are just horrendous (especially the combat system), the acting is laughable and the puzzles take you away from the 'action' so much - the pacing, atmosphere, EVERYTHING about the game is appalling.

Expectations are high for easy mode then!
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Miyamoto confirms he's working on new "original" title

gimo80

6 years ago

@lolercopter Admittedly, Nintendo have been somewhat lacking this generation...but you must admit that whenever they truly commit themselves to a project, it can be seen as a landmark title. This is why I find Nintendo so exciting still, despite the lack of truly killer titles for the Wii. And in response to your Sega/EA comparison, the former have truly lost their creative edge since both Jet Set Radio Future and Panzer Dragoon Orta flopped on the Xbox, which was a crying shame.
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Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011

gimo80

6 years ago

i like eggs
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Eurogamer's Top 10 Wii Games

gimo80

7 years ago

Little King's Story is an absolute must.
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Nintendo: Super Mario 3D Land is "like a hamburger"

gimo80

7 years ago

@diddy1978 an incredibly articulate response. I especially enjoyed the 'you allll rot in hell' part, that's real passion right there.
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Zelda: Skyward Sword cinematic

gimo80

7 years ago

Wow, the fully orchestrated soundtrack really makes a difference! So far, so epic :)
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3DS trailer

gimo80

7 years ago

No.
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Have videogames lost the plot?

gimo80

7 years ago

I still think the characterisation and plot lines in point and click games are pretty awesome (most notably Grim Fandango), but the vast majority of gaming doesn't really take these things into consideration at the moment. MGS4 is a prime example of this - convoluted beyond believe, despite being pretty entertaining.
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Mike Patton signed for The Darkness 2

gimo80

7 years ago

The guy's a legend, his work in Portal was outstanding too :) I recall him even doing the monster noises in I Am Legend - he's ust so insanely versatile.

He can also do a pretty awesome Anthony Keidis too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHrGLkFG6U
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Goggle at Ridge Racer 3D gameplay

gimo80

7 years ago

I swear I see blood splat on the screen at 32 seconds.
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Eurogamer seeks Features Editor

gimo80

7 years ago

@coomber: Yeah, I think I'll definitely give it a go. I desperately need a job after Uni...chances are I'll probably go back to working at the fish and chippy! I need to entice them somehow. Perhaps a video of me wearing nipples tassels while singing Lady Gaga might do the trick.
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gimo80

7 years ago

I'm in my final year at University studying English Literature and Creative Writing (and should hopefully end up with a 2:1), however would this affect my chances at all? I have plenty of work experience under my belt and have a number of contacts at Future Publishing (most notably the Official Playstation Magazine) and I currently write for a website called Gamer Limit (doing features/articles/news/reviews, etc) but because of my age (I'm 22) and the fact that I have 4 months to go, is there any point that I should apply now or perhaps wait until I've finished full time education?

I'm thinking about moving to Brighton after University, also! But yeah, not sure if now is the right time to apply for something so ambitious. Still, it's something that I've always wanted to do.
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Retrospective: Blinx: The Time Sweeper

gimo80

7 years ago

I actually LOVED this game back in the day, however it was crippled by difficulty spikes, an abominable camera and uninspired level design. The novelty of pausing time in water always seemed to amuse me, giving you the ability to create a pathway in what looked like a sea of jello. To be honest, that was the only particularly salvageable moment considering how derivative the rest of the game was. Looks like time was less than kind to Blinx.

And the sequel was pretty redundant too.
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Four Ubisoft Nintendo 3DS launch titles

gimo80

7 years ago

I remember Rayman DS being released as a launch title for the DS back in 2005. It was fucking shambolic. Please Ubisoft, stop it. Adding 3D really won't make much of a difference.
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Three modes for Super Monkey Ball 3D

gimo80

7 years ago

Awesome use of 3D there.
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European Nintendo 3DS Conference

gimo80

7 years ago

My primary concern is the number of IP's being released - I'm all for reboots, but I would like to see a brand new franchise that utilises the 3D capabilities of the console seamlessly. The last time I recall Ninty doing something totally new was Pikmin on the GC...I may be mistaken however. But yeah, still excited for the console, Kid Icarus looks truly incredible.And hell yeah, Maoam Stripes are so moreish, definitely a hazard to my health.
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gimo80

7 years ago

Not to mention a wham bar.
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Killzone 3 UK release date

gimo80

7 years ago

Well I thought that trailer was simply riveting.
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Games of 2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2

gimo80

7 years ago

The Galaxy series actually sparked my interest in gaming again - before that I was playing countless FPS/driving games, only to walk away feeling dissatisfied afterwards. After a somewhat lengthy drought in 2007, Super Mario Galaxy came out...and my god, I was fucking sold. The game is pretty much a sensory overload; incredible visuals, a rousing (and/or arousing) orchestrated score and ingenious level design. It nearly made me weep in sheer, unadulterated joy.

Galaxy 2 probably sits alongside Ocarina of Time for me. It's actually flawless. Here's to another incredible game in one of the most celebrated series in gaming history :)
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Flame-grilled new Uncharted 3 screens

gimo80

7 years ago

@WizenWolfBain

I whole heartedly disagree. Uncharted 2 truly set the benchmark for this generation - some of the set pieces are absolutely insane, not to mention the train segment that seamlessly integrates new environments after you have finished a certain section. From a technical point of view, it's actually ridiculous. And from an artistic point of view, it's excellent too - Assassin's Creed suffers from awful character models and lip synching and Resi Evil 5 can sometimes look a little bland and repetitive (despite looking terrific).

This game already looks fantastic, looking forward to it muchly :)
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Dreamcast Collection confirmed

gimo80

7 years ago

KISS: PSYCHO CIRCUS!!

*Ahem*
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November US sales: Microsoft's spin

gimo80

7 years ago

Well the Wii is blitzing the competition at the moment (check VG Chartz) so it may seem that Nintendo will come up trumps once again this holiday season. Not that it surprises me; the Wii is considerably cheaper and has an incredible vast library of games at its disposal.

I hope Kinect can somewhat persuade me next year, the technology certainly seems impressive. But to be honest, Dance Central and Kinect Sports doesn't quite cut it for me!
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Uwe Boll to shoot Dungeon Siege 2 movie

gimo80

7 years ago

I actually thoroughly enjoyed Postal, a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine to be honest! And Far Cry was absolutely hilarious - Emilio 'the food guy' nearly killed me, he was just so inexcusably awful yet so entertaining at the same time.

While these films in 'movie terms' are technically inept, they still bring a smile to my face. Alone in the Dark was depressingly awful though.
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Sonic Colours

gimo80

8 years ago

So glad this one turned out alright! It's encouraging to see Sonic Team actually taking care of their flagship mascot, and it's even more encouraging how aware they are of how terrible previous incarnations were. The last relatively decent Sonic game in my opinion was probably the original Sonic Rush, it was literally just fast, succinct and to the point.

Well pumped for this! Yeehay!
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Kinect Sports launch trailer

gimo80

8 years ago

Wow...so much variety. They even had to repeat it at the end just for extra impact.
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Sonic Adventure on XBLA today

gimo80

8 years ago

Probably the best 3D Sonic game...which isn't really saying much, but it's still good fun nonetheless. And calling Crazy Taxi a revamp is totally wrong, it's a step backwards if anything! Without The Offspring it's just not the same :(
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Epic Mickey extended intro

gimo80

8 years ago

Gucci sunglasses for $15?! What an absolute steal!
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Wii sales hit 30 million in US

gimo80

8 years ago

I actually think the Wii has had a great year so far - Monster Hunter Tri, Sin and Punishment 2, No More Heroes 2 and Mario Galaxy 2 are all games that have literally blown me away. I also think there are a fair few underrated gems on the console that people seem to forget about (namely Muramasa, Zack and Wiki, Little King's Story, Madworld, etc) - I agree that there aren't as many bloackbusters as I hoped, but there are still some quality titles for the system.

Definitely looking forward to Metroid Other: M, Kirby and Donkey Kong too :) Here's hoping there's still plenty more life in the Wii!
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Linkin Park MOH video launches

gimo80

8 years ago

What the hell is up with the production in this song?? All the effects sound like default settings on a microkorg synth - plus the beat in the bridge section simply does not work. The only bit that saves it is the ending, which I thought was pretty cool - nice chord progression there.

Disappointed in most of the song to be honest. I heard that they held a competition for fans to actually create the instrumentation section of the song...and this is the best they came up with! Anyways, the game looks promising, hopefully the solo campaign should be pretty gripping.
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UK charts: Crackdown 2 in at one

gimo80

8 years ago

BURN BABY BURN
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