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The Big Question: Mario Or Zelda

Jan 18, 2017, 11:32am

I've never really liked Zelda games that much (Yes, "Shun the disbeliever") but Breath of the Wild looks like it might be enough of a deviation from the formula to be something I'll enjoy. It all comes down to whether the dungeon formula is traditional Zelda puzzle dungeons or more like adventure dungeons.

Mario's Creed looked somewhat interesting but it will only really pique my interest if there's a huge range of movement options rather than just platforming.

Off Topic: Australia Day

Jan 17, 2017, 2:06pm

So spell checking assuages your ire?


Jan 17, 2017, 12:36pm

Minish Cap?

NEOGEO Classics Are Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Jan 17, 2017, 10:18am

This is probably going to happen a lot due to the Switch using a chipset that already has an established set of development tools and knowledge built around it. (The Tegra) It's the same situation as with the PS4 and its adoption of an x86 architecture allowing PC games to be ported across with relative ease.

Community Review: The Nintendo Switch

Jan 16, 2017, 11:33am

My main interest in the Switch was its ability to be a handheld gaming system comparable to the Vita but it doesn't really feel like handheld gaming was the primary focus with the limited battery life and bulky size. Second to the handheld capabailities was a strong library and while there are some titles that pique my interest, most of them are coming to platforms I already own. Overall, it's somewhat disappointing but also more or less what I expected to happen. I have a feeling that in the coming years, Nintendo may become like Sega and start focusing on games rather than hardware.

This Week In Games: Downstream

Jan 16, 2017, 10:26am

Also out this week:
Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (PS4/Vita)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)
Atelier Shallie Plus (Vita)

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises A Record Breaking $2.2 Million For Cancer Prevention

Jan 16, 2017, 10:11am

Toby Fox, the creator of the game, even donated $US10,000 ($13,336) himself during the run.Toby didn't donate during the Undertale run, he donated during the run prior to it in order to try and get the character's name to be Bepis. The other amazing thing about this year's GDQ is that they have now raised over $10 million total.

The Nintendo Switch Already Has A Promising Esport

Jan 15, 2017, 3:55am

Please. We don't want to trip the censorship alarm and have it banned in Australia.

Ron Gilbert, Mark Would Be Proud Of You

Jan 15, 2017, 3:54am

I hope if you select "Over" then in every toilet a cat will run in and start gleefully pawing at the toilet roll, unfurling it onto the floor.

Nintendo Switch: The Size Comparison

Jan 15, 2017, 3:27am

My main interest in the Switch was as a new handheld device but the more I read about it, the more it doesn't feel like it was designed with handheld mode as a primary function. The Vita is good because it's small, and the case I have for it isn't too bulky. The 3DS is better because the clamshell design means it's its own case and very conservative in size. With the Switch though, it's a lot more bulky than tablets and with the addition of a case (analogue sticks without a case is asking for breakages) that's a lot of room being taken up in your bag/hand bag.

Everything We Know About Nintendo Switch

Jan 15, 2017, 3:19am

They mention the somewhat abysmal battery life when playing games, but they don't mention standby lifetime. I imagine, given that they're using the same technology as you'd find in an Android phone, that it's a couple of days but that will depend entirely on what the console's doing while not being used.

Here's Every Game From The Nintendo Switch Presentation

Jan 13, 2017, 5:07pm

Interesting, I am Setsuna and Disgaea 5 are coming to Switch. I wonder how many titles are going to be Switch exclusive. Xenoblade 2 probably will be seeing as none of the others have had ports. I know Puyo Tetris is coming to PS4, and so are the Dragon Quest games. So far the newer SMT games have been Nintendo platform exclusives so maybe the new game will be too.

YouTubers Face Fines, Possible Eviction For Making Videos From Their Home

Jan 13, 2017, 2:39pm

This raises an interesting question about virtual offices and remote contracting. If I'm part of a business that has no physical office and is instead a group of people working in their homes and communicating digitally, is each house a business? What if we hired an office for the physical infrastructure but never actually worked there? (I know of places that do this) If I'm not the business owner, am I still liable when working from home?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Jan 13, 2017, 12:06pm

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone for the most part. I also want to catch up on the Nier, Gravity Rush 2 and Tales of Berseria demos but AGDQ is still on so I'll probably be watching that mostly.

The Console-Sized PC Case That's Raised Over $120,000

Jan 12, 2017, 5:42pm

I imagine it's this.Imagine a tiny computer that could out-perform Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One S when it comes to playing 4K games. Imagine a desktop PC that you could carry around like it was a 17-inch laptop, but with the power and cooling of a high-end gaming rig. (Next paragraph) This actually exists.

I'm So Sick Of Seeing This Damn PS4 Message

Jan 12, 2017, 10:22am

I have never seen that message because when I got to the critical point where I had no wiggle room for digital or disc installs I went out and bought a 2Tb HDD and put it in. Now I have lots of space in which discs and digital games can run free and roam the verdant pastures of the digital fields. Perhaps the article should list ways you can resolve or mitigate the issue instead of being a rant?

Overwatch 'Shippers Clash Over New Mercy, Genji Voice Lines

Jan 11, 2017, 1:37pm

Since Genji is Japanese it could just be giri choco. (Chocolates given to friends and co-workers) Mercy giving the more fancier and expensive Swiss chocalates could either mean a one-sided romance or she was just hoping Genji would give her some. Either way, it's not really cause for fanon wars.

The Big Question: Nintendo Switch's Launch Games

Jan 11, 2017, 12:22pm

A downvote? I'm just speculating based on what I've seen and read. And Just Dance is actually slated to be a launch title unless things have changed.

The Big Question: Nintendo Switch's Launch Games

Jan 11, 2017, 11:42am

I'm kind of concerned that the launch line up is going to be really sparse. Most of the big name games for the Switch aren't slated for release on other platforms until the following months and that doesn't indicate anything about whether the Switch version was developed in the same timeframe. Even Breath of the Wild is rumoured to be releasing several months after the release so, umm, maybe Just Dance or something will be a launch title?

Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone: The Kotaku Review

Jan 10, 2017, 3:34pm

I've been waiting a long time for this. A wait made longer by watching people with Japanese accounts playing it. Now I can die happy... Well, after I've played it to death.

Western fans of the Project Diva rhythm game series might find the lack of structure overwhelming.I thought the rigid, structured approach of Project DIVA X was what fans hated about it. Most people I watched playing it hated having to play through songs to unlock new ones, they just wanted to jump in and tackle the songs they wanted at the difficulty they wanted.

The Nintendo Classic Mini NES Is Back In Stock (At EB Games)

Jan 10, 2017, 1:20pm

Aaaand it's already sold out.

How Much Do You Think The Nintendo Switch Will Cost?

Jan 10, 2017, 12:32pm

Given the rumours are that it will be around $250 US, our dollar is circling the drain and taking into account the Australia tax I'm guessing we'll end up somewhere around $350 - $400.

My 8 Most Anticipated Games Of 2017: Mark Serrels

Jan 10, 2017, 11:46am

I keep forgetting about Knuckle Sandwich, which is terrible. I'm really keen to play it.

Real Life Street Fighter II Is Pure Genius

Jan 10, 2017, 10:38am

While it's good, the best live action Street Fighter II fight is still the one with Jackie Chan in City Hunter.

Overwatch Beats Out Lesbians Scissoring And Threesomes [NSFW]

Jan 9, 2017, 7:23pm

It could be people looking for help on how to be a jerk-off?