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10 minutes of A Link to the Past 3DS revealed

javvyman

5 years ago

Call me old fashioned, but having a giant elaborate boss door is kind of irrelevant if the boss key is right next to it...
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Link to the Past sequel coming to 3DS

javvyman

5 years ago

The 3DS has a ridiculous line-up for this year, over 15 titles of potential AAA quality.

Now if only they could provide this kind of support for the Wii U...
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Test Drive Unlimited dev Eden Games closed, company in liquidation

javvyman

5 years ago

Hudson Soft, 38 Studios, THQ, Sony Liverpool, Bizarre Creations, Black Rock Studios, All closed in the past couple of years.

These studios, I was genuinly sad about being shut down... I don't feel as bad with the makers of Alone in the Dark and TDU being shut down for some reason... Does this make me a bad person??
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist finally confirmed for Wii U

javvyman

5 years ago

Can't really fault the port (yet) or Ubisoft, nice to have a multiplatform title actually confirmed.

Nontheless, i'm growing increasingly worried for the Wii U. Not that it won't start selling, that will happen once the Nintendo exclusives hit later this year. No i'm worried that with developers using the sit and wait approach, or working on next-gen systems, the software draught, apart from first-party titles, is going to extend to the considerable future.

Case in point, the 3DS, only now, after 2 years is it getting true third party support, when in the first year it was, apart from the excellent first party support, in dire need of a sustained release schedule.
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Batman: Arkham Origins announced for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360

javvyman

5 years ago

Blackgate, a 2.5D Metroid-style game, takes place after the events of Arkham Origins and is in development at Armature Studio, the company founded by several of the people behind the Metroid Prime Trilogy.
This should be a story in itself!
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Deadly Premonition developer making Drakengard 3

javvyman

5 years ago

Looks more like a HD remake than a new game...
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Starbreeze's latest looks like it could be this year's Journey

javvyman

5 years ago

Is genuinely one of my most anticipated of the year. So glad it's getting the exposure it deserves.
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US retail giant GameStop reminds Microsoft and Sony why it thinks always-online consoles are a bad idea

javvyman

5 years ago

@Cjail Maybe come out with something yourself? or if you are going to quote, try to quote something that's not bloody obvious.

Will brick and mortar shops suffer from digital only or prohibiting used game sales? of course

Will it be easier for the consumer? no shit

Will publishers or console makers implement a fair pricing structure that takes into account a non-existent sell-on-value and lack of competition?

One can only hope, but it doesn't look good considering what they're charging now...
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javvyman

5 years ago

The only way digital sales will be embraced by console buyers if they radically reform the pricing structure. see Steam for an example of sensible, healthy pricing.
If MS go ahead and block used game sales, shops will not be encouraged to drive down prices for their new products as that will be their only source of revenue.

People will no longer be able to trade in old games, which will just discourage them from buying new ones. If either Sony of MS keep prices at the 40 mark, most people will not see value and just abondon ship.

Blocking used games would be a disaster to the industry, UNLESS they price games much much lower than 50.
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Remember Me dated for June

javvyman

5 years ago

The game was only shown for the first time last August, so out in less than a year after announcement... Could be a bad omen, but on the flip-side, it's a new studio, new IP and I love cyberpunk so gotta give it a decent chance...
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Wii Mini priced 79.99 at Amazon.co.uk

javvyman

5 years ago

@swayzetrain How have you got it into your head that i'm talking about knock-offs?

You can go on about them being 50 for the combo, but that doesn't change the fact that they are overpriced when bought individually.
If you can find value in the Wii Mini because the RRP of the controller nunchuck combo is 50, then you go ahead an buy one.
The rest of us can actually see a semblence of sense.
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javvyman

5 years ago

@swayzetrain

Do you seriously think a Wii Motion + & Nunchuck combo are worth 50? or are you just trying to justify a silly purchase?

I bought a Red Wii Remote + for 20 (new) with Wii Play Motion, so your "RRP" is way off there.

Yes, there are retailers out there that are trying to charge 35-40 for the Wii M+ alone, but that doesn't change the fact that they're only only worth 20.
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javvyman

5 years ago

The Wii motion plus is worth 20, so this "hardware" should be sold at no more than 60. With how much retailers have been reducing it before it has even launched hopefully suggests there is further room for reduction.

As soon as this hits 49.99, it's going to sell PS1 slim numbers.
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Halo 4: Spartan Ops Season 1 review

javvyman

5 years ago

@Oli

I'm sorry, but I do not buy into that.

I can understand the sentiment, a game, DLC, cheap mobile game, should be reviewed based on it's own merits, but there have been countless reviews which have indeed taken value into consideration as a determining factor of the score.
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javvyman

5 years ago

@nemesisND1derboy

The price of DLC is always a factor in how it is perceived, DLC is a value based commodity, it is an extention of a full priced game for a fraction of the price.

In the case of COD, in reference to MW3 collection 1 which scored a 9/10, there is no way in hell the DLC of 4 maps extends the main game to tune of 9/10, even without taking the price into consideration.
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javvyman

5 years ago

EG logic :

Free DLC, 15 hour playtime, 6/10
Paid for COD DLC, 1200 points for 4 maps, 9/10...

Words fail me.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted's three new DLC packs arrive in a 20/2000 Microsoft Points bundle

javvyman

5 years ago

It's finally happened... DLC costs more than the game
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Current-gen PSN games won't transfer to PS4

javvyman

5 years ago

EG make the most astutly relevent point here. What happens if you don't have a PS3 to play your games on 5 years down the line.

Getting licences transferred to the PS4 would be piss easy if it's backward compatible. Sony just want to make you pay again.
It's one thing not allowing BC with physical media, that can be sold on. DL content though, you should be able to access it on all future devices.

If MS do the same, then this will be incredibly damaging.
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Capcom reveals new fantasy IP Deep Down for PlayStation 4

javvyman

5 years ago

This was about as real as that Square Enix demo.

BULL.SHIT
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Aliens: Colonial Marines' demo looked much prettier than the final game

javvyman

5 years ago

@Phantom_Dynamite

Holy shit!

The irony is just too much to handle!
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javvyman

5 years ago

There is absolutly nothing he can say or do to come back from this one.
Nailed.to.the.wall
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Microsoft warns of console bans after Gears of War: Judgment leaks a month before release

javvyman

5 years ago

Gears of War fans are now 12-16 year old kids... Hence the PEGI rating instead of a straight up 18.

Edit : Didn't know about the new age classifications, so made a mistake there. But I stand by my asseration that Gears of War online has become flooded with kids, adults play it sure, but like COD kids are drawn to it in droves.

The new PEGI classifications have made it harder for this age demographic to get hold of these games, so that gets a thumbs up from me.
Just need parents to pay a little more attention to what their children are playing now, as they can no longer deflect responsibility.
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Angry Birds Trilogy sells over one million units, despite costing 30

javvyman

5 years ago

Nothing against the game, harmless fun at 0.69p...
But honestly, I don't know the lesser of 2 evils. Rovio for charging 30 a pop or the mugs that are paying it...
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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D announced for 3DS

javvyman

5 years ago

It's clear from the screens that the game is indeed being built from the ground up with significant changes being made to the levels to better suit 3D play.

People should hold off a little until they've seen actual gameplay. Also, DKCR was a top top game so this is hardly a shit port is it?
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Sega UK denies that Aliens: Colonial Marines has been cancelled on Wii U

javvyman

5 years ago

Unless the Wii U version magically transforms into the "Demo" they showed last year, they should just kill it.
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EA: "We should've done better" with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

javvyman

5 years ago

Truth is they knew they were making a pile of crap, they knew they were going nowhere with the MOH franchise...they just needed something to try and steal a little thunder from Activision.
The sadness of it all is that it worked, it sold healthy numbers, I doubt they regret not having the neccesary "leadership" to steer they game. They have the resources, they could have quite easily dedicated more people to the game and done the franchise justice, it was a shrewdly calculated, numbers based decision, to have an annual shooter go against the annual COD.
The real shame is that they have ruined the reputation one of my favourite shooter franchises of all time...
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The Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter drive has begun

javvyman

5 years ago

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey was one of my most profound gaming experiences last gen. Should be looked at in the same light as games like Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain.

If I had a PC to run this, it would be my first ever Kickstarter donation. If they announce a console version though... well, they can have all the money in my pocket... around 23...
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Nintendo blocks Miiverse friend requests for gamers aged 12 and under

javvyman

5 years ago

The friend request rule is perfectly acceptable. The posting limit is an annoyance.

Let's not make this more than it is...
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North Korean propaganda film featuring Call of Duty footage has been pulled from YouTube

javvyman

5 years ago

@Redcoat-Mic

What makes you think my stance is to condone such atrocities? Simply because I, like many people find the subject matter upsetting?

No. I was simply pointing out that posting such a link is distasteful, not that such a thing should be ignored. Get off your moral high horse.
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javvyman

5 years ago

@stevethemeat

Thought he was linking to onr of the more recent articles. Still not something most people would like to read about...
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javvyman

5 years ago

@jefranklin18

Other than the fact it is the same country, I don't know why you feel compelled to post such a link. Nobody wants to see or read anything with that subject matter really...
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Resident Evil 6 "lost its momentum, resulting in the failure to achieve planned sales"

javvyman

5 years ago

@Ultrasoundwave
Also enjoyed RE6 more than most it seems, got alot of value from it, around 40 hours to be exact, the bosses were a bit of a pain though.
Also, agree using a Zombie Leslie Nielson is a bit distasteful...
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Nintendo announces Zelda: Wind Waker HD re-make for Wii U, out this year

javvyman

5 years ago

Don't mind waiting...
Still have to play SS which only came out 14 months ago, plus WW HD!
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Gears of War: Judgement includes download of original GOW

javvyman

5 years ago

This is great, GOW is my favourite in the series, both in MP and SP.
The SP portion is particular had a sense of dredd and loneliness missing from the bombastic and overtly crass sequels.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted Wii U release date announced

javvyman

5 years ago

@Ryze Answer: Criterion

Everybody say yayyyyy \0/
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Play the Half-Life 1997 Alpha preview build, it's funny

javvyman

5 years ago

The way that tech demo is set-out is brilliant. Each room representing a graphical and technical showcase (at the time)
Now what game could Valve possibly have on the horizon that could be shown off using the same concept?...

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Second-hand Wii U consoles give access to old users' games - report

javvyman

5 years ago

This was also the case with the Wii... I console that's been out for 6 years... not ever seen an article about that, even though it seems more relevent as the VC had far more people purchasing games from it.

Personally, I've come across a Wii that had about 3 games on it, nice little bonus. As for the Wii U situation, Nintendo should be able to work on a way to transfer licences over, which in turn means ID recovery. The question is though.... will they?...
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Embattled The War Z producer promises to change his ways amid furore

javvyman

5 years ago

All I got from that was i'm sorry that our game and current acheivements are so great that I forgot all of the "small" issues.

Still arrogant with tinsy tiny slice of humble pie then.
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Peter Molyneux demonstrates Project Godus multiplayer on video

javvyman

5 years ago

oh FFS, please, stop posting shit on this joker.

I don't care that this guy's a pompous twot
I don't care that he's oversold and underdelivered on every single one of his games
I don't care that he's making a game in the exact same genre (god game?) he's been doing for his whole career and has probably got a god-complex of his own...

No. What REALLY gets on my tits is that he's only showing anything of this, clearly broken, barely there game because he wants our money! if your game is really that revolutionary, go use your own fucking money!
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Play limit on Wii U demos set by publishers, Nintendo says

javvyman

5 years ago

I can understand why the limit is is place, I must have played the original MGS demo around 20 times.

Thing is though, a demo is supposed to give consumers a chance to try the game out, you can in most cases only play a limited segment of a game which works very well if it is implemented well (MGS) but can put people off when done badly (Dead Space)

I don't think the limit of 15 tries is bad thing, just a little petty and is non-solution to a fairly non-existent problem. I think publisher/developers or whoever makes these demos just needs to show the game off in the right way, tease us just enough with the best aspects of your game and we'll probably want to buy it more.
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Nintendo Wii Mini review

javvyman

5 years ago

Ugh, was willing to look past the Wifi... but not much smaller, one USB port that has no real function, no VC or Eshop support? seriously? Nintendo, I love you, but you really know how to be fucking cheap man...
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Wii U blitzes PS3 and 360 as the "greenest" console

javvyman

5 years ago

People on here who don't care about wattage and prefer "moar power!" obviously don't pay their electricty bills.... *cough* still living with parents *cough*

For the rest us, using more than 100% less power whilst gaming means a significant saving to our yearly bill.
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Splinter Cell film in good shape as New Regency comes on board

javvyman

5 years ago

Regency Productions has helped produce the likes of Fight Club, L.A. Confidential, Once Upon a Time in America, Brazil and Pretty Woman. It's kind of a big deal
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Ubisoft's working on an "AAA Next-Gen Online RPG"

javvyman

5 years ago

Yeh, this is Assassin's Creed y'all
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Tomb Raider: the model of a modern megagame

javvyman

5 years ago

Lara looks quite happy to be eaten by that wolf doesn't she?
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Amazon replacing missing Nintendo Land games with download codes

javvyman

5 years ago

@Cjail There's no denying the convenience of a digital copy over a hard copy, but he issue here is value.

What you paid for with the premium is a disc copy that has sell on value as well as not having the burden of taken up valuable memory.

What Amazon are sending may be the same thing in essence, but it is no doubt a less valuable substitute. Would you accept a download code for the latest Blu Ray if you had already paid for the disc version?
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javvyman

5 years ago

This stinks TBH, why would anyone want a digital copy over a hard copy? especially with such limited drive space.
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Nintendo Wii U GamePad - more responsive than your TV?

javvyman

5 years ago

Someone, quick! get Vizzini in here!

/grabs popcorn
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Pay what you want for Metro 2033, Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon and Company of Heroes

javvyman

5 years ago

Insane, don't currently have a rig to run most of these, but a couple of years down the line and you could probably run them off a run-of-the-mill lappy!
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How does the Wii U launch line-up compare to the SNES, N64 and GameCube's?

javvyman

5 years ago

I bought the N64 after seeing a Goldeneye 007 Ad ahead of Tomorrow Never Dies in the cinema back in the day. Of course back then, being about 12, couldn't tell the difference between the film clips and gameplay!
Got my dad to buy the 130 Goldeneye LE bundle, happy days :)

As for the Wii U, I don't think you can compare it with 360 and PS3 launches as many games coming out with the Wii U are ports of current gen games, which is why this article focuses on first party games. The 360 and PS3 had weak launch software, but to be fair, that was down to it being new hardware.

On the face of it, it looks like Nintendo have nothing ready for the Wii U beyond the launch window, but I think Nintendo are intentionally holding their cards close to their chest here.

Pikmin could've made launch but was held back for the inevitable post-launch draught, so I don't buy into this article's assertion that the game will launch in Q2 2013, that truly is a fantasy scenario IMO. There was no indication that the game had needed a 7 month delay, and Nintendo have always said it was a launch window game.

On the horizon we have - Scribblenauts, LEGO City, Rayman Origins and Wonderfull 101. Interspersed with ports that have not had to be rushed for launch like NFS MW, Aliens CM etc.

So all in all, good variety, needs more first party stuff announced though.
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