jayolad

When Sonic and Mario dominated children's television

jayolad

2 weeks ago

@Repsode Mother Brain (and also Mumm-Ra) was one of the genuinely scary Saturday morning cartoon bad guys!
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jayolad

2 weeks ago

@seasidebaz My little brain could never understand why the hell they made Mega Man green. Come to think of it, I still don't get it.
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jayolad

2 weeks ago

@Eighthours Haha, my 3 year old loves it! It brings back some memories, as I'm [ahem] of a certain age and remember these first time round.
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Hacker known online as "Dr Mengele" sentenced to jail for World of Warcraft DDoS attack

jayolad

2 weeks ago

@erp Blizzard are running a business, regardless of the service they provide. This activity is illegal and had a negative impact on them. Would you feel differently if it was a DDoS on a bank, for example?
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Eurogamer Q&A: Now you're playing with peripherals

jayolad

2 weeks ago

@LawnmowerDuck I had to Google that, but I remember it from the magazines of the time. Proper blast from the past, but sorry you didn't have a Game Boy!
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jayolad

2 weeks ago

@MrTomFTW I remember even as a kid thinking that those character joysticks were ridiculous. Mind you, I can't really talk because this was my prize possession for my trusty Amstrad:
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Japanese peripheral company Hori is making a Switch Joy-Con with a D-pad

jayolad

2 months ago

@StrafeMcgee I managed to get it from a 3rd party seller on Amazon for 30. Just checked and they now have it for 37. Still less than the official 8bitdo seller though. Might be worth keeping an eye on to see if it goes down again: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0787H1KYV
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jayolad

2 months ago

@romanista I picked one up recently and it's a lovely piece of kit. Works great for both Switch and Android too.
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Civilization 6 gets Korea

jayolad

6 months ago

Aha, I'm not the first one who clicked just to congratulate whoever wrote the sub heading. Bravo sir (or madam)
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How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

jayolad

6 months ago

I loved the first one and this was a must buy for me. Skipped it and Assassin's Creed Origins is now in the post instead. If they fix it, and I mean fix it properly, I may give it a go in the future.
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Super Bomberman R on Nintendo Switch gets another generous free update

jayolad

6 months ago

I freely admit to buying this on launch just to have something apart from Zelda to play on my shiny new toy. Fair play to Konami though, they've been impressive in their support for this game.
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Puzzle favourite Picross headed to Nintendo Switch

jayolad

8 months ago

If anyone's interested there is a great version of the concept on Android. My commute would feel a lot longer without it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ucdevs.jcross
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Puzzle Bobble Journey just hit mobile devices and tablets

jayolad

9 months ago

Is anyone able to confirm whether this is online only? Looking at some reviews of earlier Taito stuff this was the case on older titles.
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Splatoon 2 gets its first patch, fixes ticket exploit

jayolad

10 months ago

Really loving this game at the moment. It tweaks the original just enough, and the single player is much more compelling this time round. I really wish I'd finished Zelda before this came out though...
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Lego City Undercover gets Nintendo Switch release date

jayolad

1 year ago

@alexatkin Good to hear. Yeah I thought the 3DS open world was incredible given the hardware. Looking forward to taking this version on the go.
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jayolad

1 year ago

@Crocoman Thanks for that mate, looks like I have something to add to the list!
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jayolad

1 year ago

I played the 3DS version. Does anybody know if the "full fat" version is substantially different? Love the idea of this on Switch but don't fancy playing a prettier version of the same game.
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Nintendo Switch Treehouse Live to follow reveal event

jayolad

1 year ago

There's something about new Nintendo hardware that brings out the kid in me. It really reminds me of counting down the days until I got my NES, Game Boy or SNES back in the day.

Unfortunately that also reminds me that I am officially old...
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BMX legend Dave Mirra dies, aged just 41

jayolad

2 years ago

@Long_Rooster You're hilarious, well done. You idiot.

On topic, very sad news indeed.
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Mario Kart 64 doesn't have Ghost data on Wii U

jayolad

2 years ago

@Sicho Equating the price of the original cartridge with a downloadable ROM is silly. Adding in the price of a console is ridiculous.
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jayolad

2 years ago

@jetsetwillie In some London pubs 9 won't even buy me 2 pints. My original point still stands though, to me this isn't worth the cash. Many will disagree and buy it, and good luck to them.
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jayolad

2 years ago

@FASELI Yes but this is a download, not an original copy of what is undoubtedly a classic game. If I was a collector I agree, 9 for the original cart would seem cheap.
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jayolad

2 years ago

@Piccadillio I grew up on the NES and Game Boy. I remember spending 70 on Street Fighter 2 for the SNES (about 142 now). It's all about perceived value, and for me 9 for an N64 ROM isn't worth it. I state my point and this makes me an "entitled whiner", according to you? Surely there's room for people to express an opinion without name calling .
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jayolad

2 years ago

I still find it hard to wrap my head around the prices Nintendo charge for Virtual Console titles. I'd love to play some of these titles on the Wii U Gamepad, but just can't justify the cost compared to modern releases. Maybe I'm being miserable, some are classic titles, but to me it feels like price gouging.
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PS4 to get YouTube broadcasting, Communities and more

jayolad

3 years ago

Communities are an interesting idea. Perhaps the ability to find like-minded players will lead to more people playing online. A lot of players (like me) are put off by the idea of playing with others (mostly kids) who have all the free time in the world and routinely wipe the floor with them.
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H1Z1, PlanetSide boss steps down following online harassment

jayolad

3 years ago

@lone_wolf_uk Different countries with differing sentencing guidelines. I'm not saying I agree with the Finnish court's decision, in fact it was a disgrace. Still the situation can't be reduced to something as simple as gender.
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Devil's Third is a shoddy game - but can it be so bad it's good?

jayolad

3 years ago

@I_Am_CatButler
Devil's Turd
As an Irishman... is that not how it's said?!
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F1 2015 review

jayolad

3 years ago

@Equinox666 I think that's supposed to be a mickey-take. Reminds me of the cheeky not-quite-licensed names older games used to get away with. I remember racing alongside T. Hairy Bootsen in Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge on my trusty Amstrad :-)
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Project Cars 2 announced, launches crowdfunding campaign

jayolad

3 years ago

@Jose_Snake What would you expect them to do - pay a full staff to sit on their arses? Or would you prefer all but the core staff were laid off? They are a business. Their responsibility is to make money. They also happened to make a great game in the process, and are about to start the long journey towards creating a sequel. So what if they announced it earlier than most developers, or if you don't approve of their method of funding? Don't bloody fund them then. But please do climb down from your high horse.
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Xbox One weekly Japan sales hit new all-time low

jayolad

3 years ago

@caelcollins I don't think it's the fact that it's not selling well that was the story here - it's the crazy low number. In a country that size I would assume 100 Famicoms were sold on eBay, never mind a modern console with Microsoft's marketing might behind it. Unmitigated disaster doesn't begin to cover it. My point was it doesn't affect you at all, as you seemed to take it personally in some way.
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jayolad

3 years ago

@caelcollins Even if (as you suggest) we all know Xbox won't sell in Japan, why is this not newsworthy? Because it doesn't suit your personal agenda? Grow up and don't take everything to heart, it's not a personal attack on your purchasing choices. I found the article informative. If you don't like it don't click through, it's that simple.
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Perception is a new horror game from some of the people behind BioShock

jayolad

3 years ago

The effect is similar to that used in the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie to visually represent his echolocation. Say what you will about the film, but that was one of the cooler aspects of it. It will be interesting to see if it gets old (or frustrating) over the full length of the game.
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Nintendo to launch five smartphone games by March 2017

jayolad

3 years ago

@bobfish09 I think free to play, judging by the language used. Iwata speaks about different business models and operating games for a long time.

I'm interested in seeing how aggressive the monetisation will be. I know F2P is much more accepted in Japan - does anyone here have any experience of how insistent Japanese mobile games are that you pay?
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Nintendo might be making the most exciting online shooter in years

jayolad

3 years ago

@Big-Swiss If you're going to accuse people of being "retarded" for liking a specific game, at least try and not have any spelling mistakes in your post. Idiot.
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Apple Watch prices range from 299 to 13,500

jayolad

3 years ago

@Underseven A cursory glance at the comments section shows that no, this price range is very much not normal/acceptable.
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The day I killed my hero

jayolad

3 years ago

It made me smile so much when Jaz joined Gamer Network. So many memories of CVG, Mean Machines etc.

This article made me smile even more!
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Dracula unbound: The story behind the first 18 certificated video game

jayolad

3 years ago

@dfernand If you haven't read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline I think you would very much enjoy it if your comment is anything to go by!
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LIVE AT 4PM - Let's Play Trials Fusion Online Multiplayer

jayolad

3 years ago

Had a bash this evening, lots of fun. Although it made me realise how truly terrible I am at this game!
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EA announces free game giveaway for all PlayStation owners

jayolad

3 years ago

Found out about this just as PSN went down last night. Gutted, really fancied having a look at PvZ.
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Shovel Knight heads to 3DS and Wii U in Europe next month

jayolad

4 years ago

Now to decide whether to buy it on Wii U or 3DS. Any thoughts? Nintendo really need to sort out some crossbuy-style system.
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Amiibo release dates announced

jayolad

4 years ago

and specifically the new 3DS version of Smash Bros.
As opposed to the New 3DS version of Smash Bros. This is a perfect example of Nintendo's branding problems. I had to read the sentence twice to understand it, and there is nothing wrong with the way it is written.
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Nintendo to focus on Nintendo Direct and social media following Official Nintendo Magazine closure

jayolad

4 years ago

Ah Nintendo Magazine System, that takes me back. It lost the anarchic feeling of its predecessor Mean Machines, but I still remember excitedly rushing to the shops to spend my hard earned pocket money on it. And CVG, and Super Play, and N Force. It's a wonder I had any cash at all left over for actual games.
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Elite: Dangerous' original budget was 8m

jayolad

4 years ago

@Ian-Beale I'm interested in your logic on that statement - why do you think a console version will ruin the game? Genuine question.
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham first Lego game to get a season pass

jayolad

4 years ago

@Optimaximal The point of my post was that my gut feeling wasn't logical at all!
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jayolad

4 years ago

@PlugMonkey What you say makes sense, absolutely. The problem is it feels like a rip off, merely paying for an unlock key. Logic be damned, I'd rather it wasn't on the disc for this reason. Crazy I know.
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Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

jayolad

4 years ago

All the best in the future Tom. I was always impressed that you were willing to stand by your guns, even when a (very!) vocal minority gave you hell for it. Adios and good luck!
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Bayonetta 2 is the focus of the next Nintendo Direct

jayolad

4 years ago

@Chickenzilla Does this really contribute to the discussion? If you're not interested in the game either don't comment or add something interesting to the debate. Tell us why it doesn't interest you - it might cause people to reassess their own feelings towards it. These comments threads are a fantastic way of engaging with fellow gamers. Please don't clutter them with pointless additions merely for the sake of seeing your name in virtual print.
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OnLive installed on new Philips TVs out of the box

jayolad

4 years ago

Surely there was a "Going Live!" pun to be added to that picture guys?! You're slipping!
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Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

jayolad

4 years ago

I might have considered upgrading my 3DS if only they had included a micro USB charging port. That looks very much like the original proprietary one in the pictures. It's a wasteful cash grab - not supplying a charger and yet not allowing people to use what they (likely) already have.
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Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

jayolad

4 years ago

@dogmanstaruk He might not be completely innocent, and we will likely never get the full truth of the matter. However the fact that Bungie outright lied about his termination to the public, i.e. stated that they had "parted as friends", shows that they are either lying to hide something or at least incredibly naive about how these things work. For a large, established company I can't see it being the latter.
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