yegon

Disgraced Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell releases statement

yegon

5 days ago

Score chasers then: "I got all these points this one time, three decades ago. I swear it! Believe me!"

Speed runners now: "Just streamed a world record, live, for hundreds of thousands of viewers. Feels good. But I bet I can beat that time, so letís do it againÖ."
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Oops, Sega released Yakuza 6 for free

yegon

2 months ago

Haha brilliant. Reminds me of when I got Uncharted for the Vita for 79p!
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Nintendo suddenly turns the screws on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players mid-event

yegon

3 months ago

Rinse the pay to play punters, pump money into Switch development = win!
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

yegon

5 months ago

Iím hoping this is part of Nintendoís plan of marketing AC to the masses in readiness for a Switch version.

Played Pocket Camp for a bit out of curiosity, promptly deleted as sadly itís just a mindless fetch quest in an extremely charming package. AC sure does look purdy on a higher definition screen with higher quality assets though, leaves me gagging for a proper Switch outing.
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It looks like Dragon's Crown Pro is coming to PS4

yegon

7 months ago

@pelican_

Ha! Didnít know that.
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yegon

7 months ago

@makeamazing

Arthur Gies's review at Polygon was the worst. Canít find a link, it read more like a sociology essay on discrimination.
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Tech Evolution: 25 years of Super Mario Kart

yegon

8 months ago

@VanillaLake

Iím with you. Racing game first with elements of a party game second. Later ones exact opposite.

SNES version is still brilliant between like skilled opponents.
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Modern N64 controller a Kickstarter success

yegon

8 months ago

@Toothball

Haha, good old 1.2 controls :)

Was at uni at the time, played loads of Goldeneye in mp and was largely unbeatable against my tiny pool of combatants. The lad who owned the N64 was a particularly poor loser and regularly said I was cheating because I used 1.2 instead of 1.1 lol

1.2 WAS significantly better than 1.1 as you aimed with the stick and not the C buttons, but cheating? Ha.

Same lad fell for the old studio-speakers-from-the-back-of-white-van scam, paid £480 for a pair of £80 crappy speakers, right outside Richer Sounds in Broomhill, Sheffield. Heheh.
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yegon

8 months ago

The N64 pad was fine for the first party games and some of the well designed 3rd party games. Absolutely lousy as a general use controller for other games though.
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Chess Ultra checks onto Switch later this year, mate

yegon

9 months ago

Ironcast is a good game, will suit the Switch quite well.
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Love it or hate it, it sounds like Mario Kart's Blue Shell is here to stay

yegon

9 months ago

SNES MK remains my favourite to this day. Itís a racing game first, party game second, as opposed to the opposite skew in its successors. Not saying later MKís donít require skill - Iím slaughtered by much better players - but I hate how so much is down to chance.

Still play SNES version in 2P, itís a blast with 2 similarly skilled players who know the course inside out.
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ sets sail for European Switches in September

yegon

10 months ago

Yep, buying it off the US eshop takes only marginally longer than reading above article and commenting here.

Played a tonne of it on Switch, it's a good but not perfect version. There's a couple of items that always cause slowdown, but I generally find it's only in docked mode where things slow to a crawl. I've seen the frame rate in single digits a few times, but it's usually fine undocked.

It's been in need of a patch for a while. Nothing game breaking but I've experienced the same few bugs again and again since launch. I suppose it's taking aaaages as they'll be chucking in the booster packs as well ala the PC version.
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Metroid Prime 4 in development for Nintendo Switch

yegon

10 months ago

@Der_tolle_Emil

Totally agree. Merely knowing it's coming is enough for me right now :-)
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yegon

10 months ago

Ooh, got a few goose bumps when I heard the music there, ace.
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The story of Mean Machines magazine

yegon

11 months ago

Loved Mean Machines. Bought my first issue when my mum took me to the dentist as a kid. It was a yellow cover with two WWF wrestlers in red spikey armour on the front. Was hooked ever after.

Always remember their scathing review of NES Road Fighter, giving it 9%, ha.

Issue 18 was my first purchase I've just discovered;

http://www.meanmachinesmag.co.uk/issue/18/mean_machines_issue_18.php
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Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

yegon

1 year ago

I recall the iOS FTL devs saying they will definitely be updating it for 64 bit support. Thank goodness, it's the only older game I care about, brilliantly suited to the iPad.

In fact this is it, I'm assuming it's legit;

http://subsetgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30259
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Nintendo Switch Puyo Puyo Tetris release date served up

yegon

1 year ago

@AkumaG

I suppose.

I imported it because, at the time, there was no other way* to play Tetris on the Vita.

*PSP Tetris could be played on US Vita's I believe, but not on UK Vita. Much to my annoyance since it was already in my library.
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yegon

1 year ago

@AkumaG

That statement is true though.

There is a mode that's basically Tetris, albeit it with a shiny, colourful skin on it.

Played the Vita version extensively, superb game. Will likely buy the Switch version.
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DF Retro: Halo - the console shooter that changed everything

yegon

1 year ago

Absolutely loved Halo.

Remains one of the very few games where the AI and set pieces, however dumb or smart they actually were, genuinely played out differently quite often.

Becoming a master at throwing sticky grenades from afar, and having it land on an elite, remains one of my favourite game play mechanics in any game ever.
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is out now on iOS

yegon

1 year ago

@Masaroth

Definitely feels that way. Leagues ahead of 3DS version which itself was notably worse performing than the Vita version.

Yet to get into any particular intense scenarios though, thanks to my ham fistedness with the touch screen so far, heh.

Gives me hope AB etc might appear one day.
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yegon

1 year ago

@INSOMANiAC

Yep, simply avoiding spikes is tricky. I'll play it quite a lot no doubt since it's there, but I shudder to think how many times I'll die in hairier moments due to this alone.

It is notably higher frame rate than the Vita version I find, at least on my 7 Plus.

Hope Afterbirth and beyond comes at some point, my only beef with Vita version is that it's dead update wise.
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yegon

1 year ago

Deffo a game that need more than a quick go of to appreciate. I thought it was garbage a couple of years ago based on looks and seemingly simplistic gameplay....now 300 hours later, one of my fave games of all time.

Absolutely cannot be judged on initial impressions.

iOS port is pretty good. Controls are far from ideal, but as good as you're likely to get on a touchscreen. Vita is the best handheld option, but I do appreciate Isaac *always* in my pocket.
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Let's remember GamesMaster's most infamous incident, broadcast 20 years ago

yegon

1 year ago

@RYDEEN

Ha! I'm picturing Gareth out of The Office.
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yegon

1 year ago

I remember it well, hilarious.

Dave Perry comes across as that really annoying "mate" everyone has when they're kids, can't handle losing, convinced of their own (laughable) legend. I'm getting the words Dunning Kruger effect.

And the bandana....jesus wept. Speaking as a long time baldy, shave off whats left and OWN it you absolute bellend XD
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Sony announces two third-party pro controllers for PS4

yegon

2 years ago

Saw this reported elsewhere before reading here, actually thought those pics were speculative photoshops, ha! Ghastly.
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Dragon Quest Builders review

yegon

2 years ago

@Tomo

I played both demo versions to completion, Vita version seems pretty good. As mentioned above, not quite as pretty, but it played pretty well. Was undecided which version to get (no cross save/cross buy sadly), hence why I played both.


I loved the demo, pre ordered from Amazon. With some random Prime offer the PS4 version is £31.99 for the day one version with the dlc extras.
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Face-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC

yegon

2 years ago

Played a few hours on PC now, it's a great game so far, and a great port that looks/performs magnificently. Bravo!

I'd have waited for the verdict normally as you never know with games coming later from consoles, but got it "free" with my 980Ti. Everything maxed bar AA (using SMAA) and hair (using High), V Sync off (G-Sync), hovers permanently around the 70-80fps mark at 1440p.

The ice and snow look almost edible.
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Does Diablo 3 patch 2.4 impact console performance?

yegon

2 years ago

@spamdangled

Fair enough. Honestly wasn't aware of that.

I've just logged in and played fine every day whenever I've tried. Must be lucky.

In the past I abandoned it for a long while since, despite having a ping of less than 50ms, it was laggy and the experience was unplayable. Ran fine for last few months, and the last few days.
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yegon

2 years ago

@Beva78

What queues? Stayed away on patch day, but played it last few days seamlessly at a rock solid 144 fps no less.
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G-Sync on a laptop: the Asus G751JY review

yegon

3 years ago

@sloth09

Yup. I'd hate one now, but had a hideous AlienWare back in my uni days. Served me really well as I spent some time at home, a lot of time away, moved every year. Weighed a tonne, was used 100% off the mains, but it sure beat not having a gaming PC for lengthy portions of time. Saved me the hassle of moving a tv etc around, was my main source of entertainment in the days long before tablets and such were ten a penny. Remains the only non-laptop prebuilt PC I've ever bought.
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Spelunky true ending speedrun sets a new world record

yegon

3 years ago

Amazing.

I've beat Yama a few times, usually takes me about 40 minutes of intense concentration, ha.
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PlayStation Store Summer Sale starts today

yegon

3 years ago

@NowNowChildren

Cheers, I'll definitely try it!
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yegon

3 years ago

@NowNowChildren

Will do. Is that Garforth, as in, Leeds way?
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yegon

3 years ago

@riceNpea

Great game, so long as you know what to expect. Plays some of the purest golf I've experienced in a vidya game for a long time.
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Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 1080p30 on consoles, unrestricted on PC

yegon

3 years ago

@CloudXIV

Runs great on mine at 1440p, default set to high with the exception of;

Water/Shadows at medium
SSAO and Fancy Hair off
V-Sync off

Maybe G-Sync is working it's magic, but I'd say it's mostly in the 50-60fps range, higher when there's minimal population or monsters.
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yegon

3 years ago

@CloudXIV

Err what? My two year old gtx780/5 year old i7 2600k absolutely smokes the consoles, still handling most stuff in excess of 60fps (144hz g-sync monitor) at 1440p on high. Witcher 3 and GTA V being prime examples.

Not pissing on the console parade, merely highlighting that you're peddling complete and utter bollocks.
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PS4 gets its Media Player today

yegon

3 years ago

Mkv support is nice, but there's still the dire absence of a remote.
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Looks like Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One controller in June

yegon

3 years ago

@Jonabob87

I'd actually buy a PS4 pad WITHOUT the Share button!
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The best 3DS games

yegon

3 years ago

I believe I'll be adding Puzzle & Dragons Z Super Mario to this list on Friday, oh yes. Oddly, my most anticipated game for quite a while :)
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Face-Off: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

yegon

3 years ago

FOV of 70, good grief.
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3DS browser exploit lets you play Game Boy Color ROMs

yegon

3 years ago

No interest in old GBC games personally, but I do admire the ability of some people to find such exploits. Bravo!
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'Sorry about Christmas' PSN discount rolls out Friday

yegon

3 years ago

Laughable. Diablo 3 remains my only full price digital game ( bar the download only games), paid an extortionate price for that next to, say, Amazon. Was worth it due to the nature of the way I play it though.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

yegon

3 years ago

This isn't actually bad news. Previous GTA's were generally appalling on PC initially, only to rise to be the definitive version after several patches, and later mods. If the extra time improves the quality of the game at launch, wise decision.
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And here's another Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch

yegon

3 years ago

@Lepanto

Happened repeatedly in Halo 1 (fortunately after completing T&R), not been back to it since. It may be working fine, but there's been no mention of it in patch notes and, judging by random forum posts, it's still a problem.

Not bothered about a refund, it will be fixed eventually and I look forward to playing it, but I really cba with it till it's 100% reliable.

Also find it mystifying why the problem has persisted for so long. Next to solving network issues, my complete laymans perspective is that it's a cakewalk to fix in comparison.
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yegon

3 years ago

Still no fix for saving.

For this problem to last so long is pathetic, truly pathetic. I can live with the odd bug for a week or two, modern gaming unfortunately, but this long? Simply haven't the time to play through entire levels on Legendary in one sitting and don't want to reduce the difficulty. Please don't suggest instant resume, VERY haphazard results having tried it.
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New Halo: The Master Chief Collection update targets faster matchmaking

yegon

3 years ago

@Negotiator

Single player works for me, but mid level saves don't, meaning its nigh on unplayable on Legendary unless I have a long time to dedicate to playing whole levels. Which I don't.

I did try the hardware suspend/resume a couple of times but on one occasion the whole game had to reboot (prob when a new patch appeared) meaning, yet again, I lost the checkpoint. Really cba with it till it's all resolved.
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yegon

3 years ago

@iceytoa1

In contrast, saving worked fine pre the first patch for me, and stopped working after the first patch. I know others have had the same.

The game is unplayable for me till it's fixed for certain. I'm only playing on Legendary but don't have time to do whole levels in one sitting, nor the patience to retread the same ground thanks to to a failed checkpoint save (this is after a save and quit of course).

Amazed it's taking them this long, I'd imagine it's a much simpler fix than all the network issues they're having.
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yegon

3 years ago

Any sign of saving in SP being fixed?
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Halo: Master Chief Collection gets new 523MB patch

yegon

3 years ago

@binky

I'm waiting for the answer on this. Anyone know if saving checkpoints has been fixed?
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Iron Banner returns to Destiny

yegon

4 years ago

Would like to see the ability to earn some/all Crucible stuff in PVE if possible. I really like Destiny, but hate PVP - not Destiny's specifically, PVP in general.
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