jozz

Igarashi prepping Castlevania 3DS?

jozz

8 years ago

A new handheld Castlevania is great news! Not taking anything a way from the LoS but it's such a different game that I was worried that the previous formula might be abandoned. Can't wait if the rumours are true.
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Third Party Puzzle

jozz

8 years ago

@DanielRussell4

I wouldn't blame you for failing to understand the meaning behind 'upstream and downstream gamer'. It's a rubbish substitute for the more common descriptions of the two demographics (core and mainstream, traditional and non-traditional etc.) . Although you really should be able to read the rest of the article!
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jozz

8 years ago

"Viewed dispassionately, it's hard to see the Wii as the scourge which angry gamers claim it to be. It's unlikely to be the only console that an upstream gamer owns"
Has there really been much anger directed at the Wii? Apathy and derision definitely but anger?
I'd guess that most people who feel unhappy with the console have been disappointed with the games instead of Nintendo or the influx of the 4 to 84 demographic. That was the problem for me for sure.

I bought one at launch and the quality and quantity of releases just wasn't at the same level as the other two consoles (for the games I was interested in of course). Plus when they did arrive most of them sold so poorly that it hurt the chances of more to come. There's no question that 3rd party games can sell on the Wii. The sheer amount of poorly made 'me too' shovelware being indicative of that but the games that might appeal to the core gamer like No More Heroes 1/2, Zak & Wiki, Madworld and Dead Space Extraction haven't had the same luck or at least it seems that way.
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Tony Hawk: Ride is 360 exclusive in UK

jozz

9 years ago

@DrDamn "Sony have avoided bought in exclusives this gen."

What about UT3, Mirror's Edge dlc or the new Batman Joker character?

It's a pretty bizarre 'exclusive' to have for only one country. Especially since the new peripheral games like this one and DJ Hero aren't going to sell to the casual audience or the hardcore I don't think. It either has to be a guitar or on the Wii.
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EA: RA3 looks and plays better on PS3

jozz

9 years ago

Ah, okay, I did skim read it a while ago admittedly. Wonder if the PS3 version also shares that weird glitch where NPCs have slightly demonic looking glowing eyes when in low light areas.
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jozz

9 years ago

"Interesting about the extra graphical bits and bobs being slapped in, reading the head to head on Fallout 3, it seems Bethesda did the same approach"

Which head to head was that because it doesn't sound much like the EG one? Unless you mean Tomb Raider of course.
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LittleBigPlanet release date

jozz

10 years ago

Answer: JediMasterMalik

Well, that was a piece of piss.
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The Casuals Are Coming!

jozz

10 years ago

The article does paint a bit of a misleading picture of people who play games regularly imo i.e. the 'hardcore' which is odd considering that it's got to be a large chunk of the site's audience. In fact it pretty much picks the lowest hanging fruit with the basement dwelling adolescents assertion, who regarded people who may only play games once or twice a month as a threat to their hobby, which is retarded frankly.

The main point of criticism with the current influx of 'casuals' isn't the people, because they've always been there as the article actually mentions, but more the huge volume of shit games being released for the Wii. Which sounds like a chicken and egg scenario, but as the PS2 showed there is nothing stopping 3rd parties making genuinely decent, fun accessible games. Of course it isn't going to ruin gaming forever or any of that DRAMAOMG just the Wii :)
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jozz

10 years ago

"And what high-budget third-party games have been released on the Wii in the past six months or so?"
Erm, doesn't that prove the point somewhat though?

I thought the other quote was a comparison between the three consoles release list sorry and I agree fwiw.
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jozz

10 years ago

Have to pick up on two things you said gerg,

"Really, it doesn't matter that mini-game rubbish is selling because those sales are not affecting other games."

I really don't think that's the case as far as the Wii is concerned. Resident Evil: UC and Lego Star Wars were the most recent million selling 3rd-party games for the console that were actually rated over 70 on metacritic (To my knowledge of course). Both were released about 9 months ago.

Not saying Metacritic or scores in general are the be all and end all,but a publisher isn't necessarily going to want to risk making another Zack and Wiki or NMH when the majority of the userbase is buying the Carnival Games, Sports Party etc. type of game that doesn't have the pressure of needing a 'good' score to sell an incredible amount.

"and yet the hardcore release list doesn't look any sparser on the PS3 or Xbox 360"

I would really like for you to attempt to back this point up with a list or something.
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New LittleBigPlanet website launches

jozz

10 years ago

You don't need to be such a defender of the realm about it is all, it's not like it matters to your purchase or experience. Let the retards say what they want, it wont detract from the game itself.
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jozz

10 years ago

God, you've really got quite a powerful rape alarm about this game JMM. Every new news piece about it seems to have you in it getting angry at something.Take a deep breath or something.
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New GTA IV telly ad now showing

jozz

10 years ago

Must be nice for the console makers clambering over each other to advertise your game for you.
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Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

jozz

10 years ago

The new batman should just rip everything good out of AC and put it in Gotham city.
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Burnout Paradise PS3 to get new patch

jozz

10 years ago

haha, darren got owned hard!
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X360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round Seven

jozz

11 years ago

Blatant flamebait? Really?

Can't help but wonder how many people complaining about these articles would still do if the results were reversed.
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EGTV: Eurogamer in Rock Band

jozz

11 years ago

Got an admin link instead of the commoners one.
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Mass Effect

jozz

11 years ago

I'm not going to moan about a review because an 8 is indeed a good score etc.
It's just these two quotes raised an eyebrow slightly:

"Mass Effect is no more an RPG than something like Devil May Cry."

"Exploration isn't much of a key factor in the game, therefore it wasn't mentioned."

Those can't be accurate surely?
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Win a Halo 3 Legendary Edition box!

jozz

11 years ago

Bah, I'm just grumpy and jealous.

/didn't win the Stranglehold PS3 comp :(
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jozz

11 years ago

Err, do you actually have a 360?
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Halo 3

jozz

11 years ago

:|
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jozz

11 years ago

:/

I'd feel a bit bad for him if it weren't for that whole 'being such an utter cretin' thing.
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jozz

11 years ago

My nan has better retorts than that. Must try harder pacman.
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jozz

11 years ago

Pacman, if you stop posting I will, honestly.

/serious face
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jozz

11 years ago

This thread has been shat on from a great height. Thanks for taking part!
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jozz

11 years ago

JediMasterMalik is defending the realm admirably.
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jozz

11 years ago

I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO DIDN'T LIKE HALO
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jozz

11 years ago

Tag line wasn't 'better than halo'. Chop a point off.
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Team Fortress 2

jozz

11 years ago

hehe, cry some more...
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Xbox 360 gets UK price cut

jozz

11 years ago

@Richardiox

Yeah, Just thought it funny that a few people in that thread were suggesting trading in the two bundled games instead of waiting for a price drop and now that it's come you decide it was good value to do that after all :)
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jozz

11 years ago

@richardiox

"£250 for a Premium is a very good look. But I'm worried in response to this, retailers will do away with their bundles so rather than paying £280 with two games now, we will be paying £250 with no games."

edit - and to the people pointing out the 2 games bundles for £280 etc...I dont want a bundle, I dont want those bundled games, just a premium 360 for £250 or less.

Hehe
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BioShock

jozz

11 years ago

/curtains
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GTA IV episodic content confirmed as exclusive to 360

jozz

11 years ago

FERRET
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jozz

11 years ago

/speaks brain
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jozz

11 years ago

flange
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jozz

11 years ago

Stop!











Whiner time!
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Sony cuts Euro price of PSP

jozz

11 years ago

Is the newest firmware able to be downgraded yet?

The price cut was needed for a long time and at £30 more than the DS I'd tempted to pick one up, for the PS1 games if nothing else.
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Supreme Commander

jozz

11 years ago

Who didn't see a review coming at this time O_O
Sounds a bit good regardless.
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Gears sells three million

jozz

12 years ago

Urgh, the three of you should just be fired into the sun.
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