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  1. 15 points
    Wait what, the Nivea anti-perspirant spray is now confirmed for Smash??
  2. 11 points
  3. 9 points
  4. 9 points
    Look, I'm not here for reasonable discussion. I'm here to demand my boi Waluigi get recognised as the Nintendo royalty that he is.
  5. 9 points
  6. 9 points
    I’ve got to share this again as it’s too good not to...
  7. 8 points
    Guys, it's happening! Slap me on the list of soon-to-be new Switch owner (neon red & blue). My gaming life hasn't been as bustling as when I was a young and carefree pupper, but I've always been keeping my eyes on the news and potential games I'd like to play. The backlog has become a mighty beast, but there are certain franchises I would never give up on, one of course being The Legend of Zelda. I can't wait to dive into Breath of the Wild and get lost in its world and learn more about the lore. I'm also looking forward to downloading some gems on the eShop and discover my love for games again
  8. 8 points
    With the disappointment of E3 and the general complaint of the lack of games after Summer, I decided to try to compile an updated list of the release schedule. This was undoable, as Wikipedia actually lists loads of games, but a lot of them are indie games, shovelware, or other 3rd party games I'm simply not interested in. End of the year does look empty with the list that's left, that said, there are still plenty of games without a concrete releasedate. All in all, there's still plenty (probably too much) for me to buy. Again, I left out a whole lot of games. I highlighted the ones I'm most likely to buy myself (in fact, some are already bought). June 21-06-2018 Last Blade 2 22-06-2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle 22-06-2018 Mario Tennis Aces 26-06-2018 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure 28-06-2018 Harvest Moon: Light of Hope 29-06-2018 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 29-06-2018 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana 29-06-2018 De Blob July 10-07-2018 Shining Resonance Refrain 12-07-2018 Bomb Chicken 13-07-2018 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 13-07-2018 Octopath Traveler 17-07-2018 Sonic Mania Plus 24-07-2018 The Banner Saga 3 24-07-2018 Mega Man X Legacy Collection 24-07-2018 Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 31-07-2018 Code of Princess EX August 07-08-2018 Overcooked 2 09-08-2018 Okami 28-08-2018 Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate September 07-09-2018 SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy 21-09-2018 Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk 28-09-2018 FIFA 2019 October 02-10-2018 Megaman 11 05-10-2018 Super mario Party 12-10-2018 Disgaea 1 Complete 16-10-2018 Starlink: Battle for Atlas Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Torna - The Golden Country November 16-11-2018 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! 16-11-2018 Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! December 07-12-2018 Super Smash Brothers Ultimate "Summer" Firewatch Dark Souls Fuze4 Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom "Autumn" Arena of Valor Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Ark Survival Evolved The world ends with you - Final Remix Valkyria Chronicles 4 "Holiday" Killer Queen Black Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire "2018" Dragonball Fighter Z Wargroove No more Heroes: Travis Strikes Again Shovel Knight: King of Cards Super Meat Boy Forever The Messenger Blade Strangers Dragon Marked for Death I will update the calendar and create some threads later.
  9. 8 points
    OK then! Let's go down the new Playable Characters! Daisy correctly predicted by: Nobody! Ice Climbers Correctly predicted by: @Glen-i @markderoos, @Jonnas @Ugh first aid @GenericAperson @Nintendo Fan @Fused King @Dcubed @Julius Caesar @S.C.G Pichu correctly predicted by: Not a single bloody person! Young Link predicted by: Everyone, no wait... No-one. Yeah, no-one. Squirtle correctly predicted by: Nope, we all suck Ivysaur correctly predicted by: All the people who predicted Squirtle. Wolf correctly predicted by: @Glen-i @markderoos @Ugh first aid @Nintendo Fan @Fused King @Dcubed @S.C.G @Julius Caesar Snake correctly predicted by: @markderoos Ridley correctly predicted by: @Fused King @Vileplume2000 Now it's time for the avenue of crushed dreams. The characters we now know are not playable. Minus points for these losers! Waluigi @bob @RedShell @Julius Caesar Lyn @Jonnas @Ugh first aid @Julius Caesar Takamaru @Jonnas Bomberman @Glen-i @Nintendo Fan @Fused King @Dcubed @Julius Caesar @S.C.G Alolan Raichu @Vileplume2000 Yeah, no-one expected the no cuts. It's beautiful! With the returning Veterans, we're at 9 characters revealed now. Alolan Raichu was just shown as a Pokeball item Pokemon during treehouse. Sorry. Pichu is more important. Bomberman totally killed in the disappointment there. 6 people getting screwed in the points department there. I'm gonna look through the screenshots of the websites to see if I can spot any other dreams to stamp on. And here's how the points are tallied up. @markderoos: 3 points @Fused King: 2 points @Glen-i @Ugh first [email protected]@Nintendo [email protected]@S.C.G: 1 point @[email protected]@[email protected]: 0 points @[email protected]@[email protected] Caesar: -1 point
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  11. 8 points
    4 days to go! Everyone's looking forward to Tingle's new game, right?
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  13. 8 points
    You all going and bumping this thread got me so excited that some info surfaced. And then I have to see @Kaepora_Gaebora talking about sweaty arses and learn about @Hero-of-Time's secret job of advertising Nivea products. That's my day ruined.
  14. 7 points
    Just 1week to go for what could potentially be one of Nintendo's best E3 showings in quite some time. With a focus entirely on Switch for 2018, including of course the much anticipated Super Smash Bros., it should be a spectacular, exciting and hype inducing show!! or... you know, a ginormous disappointment with no F-Zero... again. Anyway, I'm sure you won't want to miss it, not to mention enjoy all the reactions of fellow N-E members once the direct is live. Tuesday 12th June 17:00 (BST) 18:00 (CEST) https://e3.nintendo.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/Nintendo https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo So yeah, let's get this hype train moving... All aboard! BTW, should any further rumours/leaks materialise before the direct airs, please use the following thread to discuss them:
  15. 7 points
    Date went really well, we chatted a lot, held hands throughout most of the film and she kissed me on the cheek as she hugged me goodbye. We have a pub quiz in Wednesday and we're going on more dates.
  16. 7 points
    You know, you kinda make it sound like a movie... Yes, RedShell is the Villain.
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  18. 7 points
    Downloaded this on a whim. I've never been able to really get into Mario Tennis even though I enjoy the real sport and I love the idea it kind if just never happened. I remember there was one Mario Tennis game I enjoyed, I think on the N64 but I never properly bought into the series. I... love Love LOVE this. I've honestly not had this much laugh-out-loud fun playing a game in ages. It's relatively easy to pick up, although I'm hoping in the final game it goes into shot selection a little more and reveals it's almost hidden mechanics a little more, too (like placing your body in relation to the racket hit, shot timing, how taunting benefits you over a whole match, etc,.). I'm sure it will with its single campaign and all, so that's not an issue – I just have high hopes and it looks like I won't be let down. I have a couple issues. Rosalina is a bullshit character. I hate that she floats. It makes reading her shifting momentum frustratingly hard to read and she can curve shot like a mo-fo, which compounds the matter. Maybe I just need to play a few more matches against her but my first impressions of here were that she has an annoying Oddjob advantages to her. Maybe this was just me. Did anyone else have this issue? Second issue, as many of you have pointed out, is the online. It can be good, but it can be abjectly awful (when it's good it's good so when it's bad it feels brutally unfair). I like that you can choose your opponent and avoid really crap connections, but I think I only ever encountered one person with 4 bars – the rest were 3 bars and I rejected anyone lower. So it was nice to have that kind of control, I really appreciate that. But, the connection just shouldn't be that unreliable. And I think without fail, the connection always degraded as the match went on. It never seemed to improve. If Nintendo want to charge for its online, this cannot continue. Ignoring the online issue, I had some super intense and fun matches. Trying to read the opponent was a lot of fun. I ended up in a massive rally against someone who seemed about my level and we basically pulled out every trick in the book. I had a full charge bar but decided to keep it in the pocket and managed to lob him for the point. Felt super satisfying to be a part of. I kind of wish there was a way of communicating in game in the same was as Rocket League or Overwatch. I know you can taunt but I think like a 'Well played' line would be cool, or something like that. (The cynic in me thinks someone would find a way to abuse it.) Anyway, super excited for this. I wish it was out this week. But whatever, it's pre-ordered.
  19. 7 points
    I snapped it up and have put a fair bit of time into it. Here are my thoughts on the game. I often get nostalgic when thinking about the Street Fighter games. Looking back at them sends me though a time warp and I can see myself through the ages, with each new iteration of the game highlighting a certain point in my life. Street Fighter II gets me thinking about playing the game in a local arcade as a kid, usually on a Saturday after a session in the swimming baths with my friends. It also reminds me of the Turbo edition that was released on the SNES. Getting the game in a special edition tin will always stick with me. Fast forward to the Saturn and Playstation era and along came the release of the Alpha series, which to this day remains my favourites out of all of the Street Fighter games. I used to play this a lot locally on both consoles with a friend of mine who still remains my best mate to this day. Lastly, the arrival of Street Fighter III takes me back to when I owned a Dreamcast and the joy that console brought to me with its arcade conversations. As you can see, I have certain amount of affection for the series. Ryu has come a long way since the original game You'll first have to decide on what mode you would like to play. Offline mode offers up things such as Arcade, Versus and Training. Local play allows you to create and join lobbies, as well as the ability to create local tournaments. Online mode lets players play ranked matches, casual matches, look at leaderboards, create lobbies or join friends. You can also select the experience level you are searching for when looking for opponents. As you can see, there are a lot of options and modes for people to play around with. However, not everything is fine and dandy with all of these modes. Over the past few days I have tried having a few online matches and the game seems to be pretty broken a lot of the time.Lobbies have a habit of hanging, meaning you have to quit out of the game, people are quitting mid-match if they are getting beat and finally, and probably the worst problem of them all, is that the game has major netcode issues. The game is VERY laggy a lot of the time, which is baffling when you consider that Capcom have already released a Street Fighter game on the Switch that played really well online. These issues aren't exclusive to the Switch version of the game. You just have to take a look around on the internet and you can see these issues cropping up on every platform the game got released on. Capcom have a lot of patching to do in order to get this in a state that is acceptable. "Do I have something on my foot?" The final mode on offer is the Museum. I love this! In here you can have a look at the Street Fighter timeline, showing when things like when the games, anime and comic books were released. There is also a characters section for you to have a look through. Here you can look at your favourite characters and read their biographies or look at each of their moves that they can pull off in each of the games they have appeared in. The music section has a cracking selection of tunes to listen to. You can go through each of the games and pick which tracks you specifically would like to listen to. The final option in this mode is a Making Of section. There is an insane amount of artwork and design documents for players to look through here and it's interesting to see what the thought process was for various designs in the series. Just one of the many amazing pieces of artwork in the museum Once you have decided on what mode you would like to play on it is time to select a game. On offer in this delightful bundle are 12 games to play, which include: Street Fighter Street Fighter II Street Fighter II Turbo Street Fighter II Turbo Hyper Fighting Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers Super Street Fighter II Turbo Street Fighter Alpha Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Street Fighter III: The New Generation Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact Street Fighter III: Third Strike Phew! As you can see, there is lots on offer and something for everyone to enjoy. While most will have their favourite and gravitate towards that, I would still recommend playing through each of them, especially the original game. It certainly has not stood the test of time, unlike the rest of the collection, but it's worth trying at least once just to see how the series began. It's a very different experience! If kind of makes you wonder how the series went from that to the masterpiece that is Street Fighter II. Once the game has loaded up you will be presented with the title screen and it will then go straight into the character selection process. Pressing the + button will load up a bunch of options for you to have a play around with. You can save the game at any point and load it back up if something goes wrong. Not one for the purists but it's certainly a nice addition. You can also change the button layout on your controller or look at how to pull off certain special moves. There are also a bunch of options for how the game will be displayed. You can have it full screen, with borders or widescreen, as well as having a couple of options for filters. These options are available for every game in the collection and can be accessed in exactly the same way. Guy putting his Final Fight experience to good use Gameplay wise all of the games play exactly as they should. If you have played a Street Fighter game then you will be right at home with all of these games...well, expect maybe the original. With these being arcade versions of the games I found them to be a little more difficult than the home console conversations, however, you can actually tweak the difficulty settings. Before you start the game if you hit the Y button you can alter things like the game speed, difficulty and damage levels. These were quite hidden ( especially when playing in portable mode ) so keep an eye out for them if you find yourself struggling. The game has practically no loading times at all, which makes starting and continuing matches very fast. Visually the game looks fantastic on the Switch's screen. The sprite work looks amazing, especially in the later games. Street Fighter III has some fantastic animations that really pop on the console's screen. While I love Alpha 3, the lack of World Tour mode in it is a bit of a downer. It was to be expected seeing as it was a home console exclusive mode but it still would have been nice to have had it in this package. It's a mode that I spent most of my time in when playing on the console versions and i'm sad that it didn't make the cut, even though it does make sense why it didn't. The graphics in the Alpha series have really stood the test of time Playing through each of these games you can see how the series has progressed over the years. More characters were introduced, gameplay styles added and graphics and animations improved. Still, outside of the original game, there is a sense of familiarity while playing each of the games, no matter what version they are. If you are an expert in one of the games then chances are that a lot of your skills will transfer over into one of the other games, providing that your character is available. This sense of familiarity makes it easy to jump between games and get straight into the action, without having to re-learn everything. The game that got every gamer hooked on the series back in the 90's Outside of the online problems, there are a few other issues with this package. Firstly, the game is very expensive compared to the other console versions. You will be looking to pay around an extra £10 for the Switch version of the game. Also, the other console got Ultra Street Fighter IV as a preorder bonus. This is something that is becoming very common amongst publishers and it's sad that Switch owners are having to put up with paying this "Switch tax". Secondly, there is an issue with the controls on the Switch. The directional pad on the joy-con isn't the best for this game, due to it requiring exact inputs in order to pull off your attacks and special moves. I found it really tricky to pull off certain moves when I needed to. This led to a lot of frustrating moments while playing the game. I can't comment on how it works with the d-pad on the Pro Controller ( apparently it's still a bit iffy ) but it seems that the best way to play this would be with either the Pokken controller or with a proper arcade stick. Either one of those should lead to a more satisfying experience. Lastly, there seems to be an issue with the audio of the game. I've been playing the game exclusively in handheld mode and the audio is very quiet in, even on max output. There doesn't seem to be a way to increase the volume, which is very annoying as a lot of the stages in the games have some fantastic music in them. Obviously, you can get around this by simply plugging in a headset but that really shouldn't have to be the case. Conclusion This is a fantastic package for those who want to relive their youth or try out the series for the first time. They are some absolute classics on offer here for players to enjoy and it's a great way of celebrating a series that has shaped the genre for 30 years now. Sure, there are a few issues but, despite these, I still recommend picking up this collection, especially if you have a controller with a decent d-pad. The Street Fighter games are a significant series in gaming's landscape and to have so many of them in a single package, and on a console that doubles as a portable system, is a dream come true.
  20. 7 points
    31st of May Switch eShop; Nintendo Switch eShop Yoku’s Island Express (Team17, €19.99 / £15.99) Pokémon Quest (Nintendo) (Free) Ikaruga (Nicalis, €14.99 / £13.49) Legend of Kay Anniversary (THQ Nordic, €29.99 / £26.99) Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (CAPCOM Europe, €49.99 / £44.99) Die for Valhalla! (Monster Couch, €11.99 / £10.99) Kitten Squad (Arcade Distillery, Free) Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition (Plug In Digital, €14.99 / £13.49) PixelJunk Monsters 2 (Spike Chunsoft US, €14.99 / £13.49) Shift Quantum (Red Panda Interactive, €19.99 / £15.99) Yesterday Origins (Microids, €29.99 / £26.99) 6180 the moon (Sunyong Park, €3.99 / £3.59) ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMBAT (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) Defoliation (COSEN, €8.99 / £8.09) Discovery (Noowanda, €7.99 / £6.99) Milanoir (Gambitious , €12.99 / £11.69) Songbringer (Double Eleven, €19.99 / £15.99) West of Loathing (Asymmetric, €9.00 / £9.00) World Soccer Pinball (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79) Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (NIS America, €39.99 / £39.99) Jumping Joe & Friends (QubicGames, €4.99 / £4.49) Operation Hardcore (Greenlight Games, €8.29 / £7.49) Super Sportmatchen (DANGEN ENTERTAINMENT, €14.99 / £13.49) Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) – Pre-ordering Mario Tennis Aces from Nintendo eShop, will net you double Gold Points! Vegas Party (Funbox Media, €24.99 / £22.49) Final Light, The Prison (Enjoy Up Games, €6.99 / £6.29) Iro Hero (Eastasiasoft Limited, €12.99 / £11.69) Nintendo Switch Discounts (includes pre-order discounts) ICEY (X.D. Network, €7.55 / £6.83 until 7th Jun, regular price €8.39 / £7.59) Lost Sea (Eastasiasoft, €8.99 / £8.09 until 7th Jun, regular price €9.99 / £8.99) Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €3.36 / £3.03 until 14th Jun, regular price €4.20 / £3.79) Quad Fighter K (Aksys Games, €5.59 / £5.03 until 7th Jun, regular price €6.99 / £6.29) Smoke and Sacrifice (Curve Digital, €19.99 / £15.99 until 14th Jun, regular price €24.99 / £19.99) Shining Resonance Refrain (SEGA, €44.99 / £40.49 until 30th Jun, regular price €49.99 / £44.99) Mushroom Wars 2 (Zillion Whales, €17.99 / £16.19 until 30th Jun, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) Samurai Defender: Ninja Warfare (Flyhigh Works, €7.19 / £6.47 until 7th Jun, regular price €7.99 / £7.19) 36 Fragments of Midnight (Ratalaika Games, €2.24 / £2.24 until 10th Jun, regular price €2.99 / £2.99) Alteric (Sometimes You, €3.99 / £3.59 until 4th Jun, regular price €4.99 / £4.49) ClusterPuck 99 (Coatsink Software, €6.36 / £5.76 until 10th Jun, regular price €8.49 / £7.69) I and Me (Ratalaika Games, €7.49 / £6.74 until 10th Jun, regular price €9.99 / £8.99) Manticore – Galaxy on Fire (Koch Media, €15.99 / £14.39 until 8th Jun, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) Shu (Coatsink Software, €6.36 / £5.76 until 10th Jun, regular price €8.49 / £7.69) L.A. Noire (ROCKSTAR GAMES, €37.49 / £33.74 until 12th Jun, regular price €49.99 / £44.99) WWE 2K18 (2K, €28.34 / £25.19 until 12th Jun, regular price €44.99 / £39.99) WWE 2K18 Digital Deluxe Edition (2K, €29.24 / £26.09 until 12th Jun, regular price €64.99 / £57.99) WWE 2K18 Season Pass (2K, €20.09 / £16.74 until 12th Jun, regular price €29.99 / £24.99) Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules, €7.99 / £7.19 until 7th Jun, regular price €9.99 / £8.99) NBA 2K18 (2K, €34.99 / £27.49 until 18th Jun, regular price €69.99 / £54.99) NBA 2K18 Legend Edition (2K, €49.99 / £42.49 until 18th Jun, regular price €99.99 / £84.99) NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold (2K, €74.99 / £59.99 until 18th Jun, regular price €149.99 / £119.99) Agatha Knife (Mango Protocol, €9.59 / £7.67 until 11th Jun, regular price €11.99 / £9.59) Cast of the Seven Godsends (Merge Games, €8.70 / £6.69 until 7th Jun, regular price €12.99 / £9.99) Don’t Knock Twice (Wales Interactive, €7.49 / £5.99 until 14th Jun, regular price €12.49 / £9.99) Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 (RAINYFROG, €10.49 / £9.44 until 14th Jun, regular price €14.99 / £13.49) Fear Effect Sedna (SQUARE ENIX, €13.36 / £10.71 until 13th Jun, regular price €19.95 / £15.99) Semispheres (Vivid Helix, €4.99 / £4.49 until 7th Jun, regular price €9.99 / £8.99) Subsurface Circular (Ant Workshop, €4.79 / £3.83 until 28th Jun, regular price €5.99 / £4.79) MEMBRANE (Perfect Hat, €3.99 / £3.59 until 14th Jun, regular price €7.99 / £7.19) Mecho Tales (Arcade Distillery, €0.99 / £0.87 until 8th Jun, regular price €8.49 / £7.49) Plague Road (Arcade Distillery, €1.99 / £1.90 until 8th Jun, regular price €12.50 / £11.99) Zotrix: Solar Division (Ocean, €13.49 / £12.14 until 11th Jun, regular price €14.99 / £13.49) Astro Bears Party (QubicGames, €0.99 / £0.89 until 1st Jul, regular price €4.99 / £4.49) Robonauts (QubicGames, €2.99 / £2.69 until 1st Jul, regular price €14.99 / £13.49) Nintendo Switch DLC Pokémon Quest – Expedition Pack (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49) Pokémon Quest – Great Expedition Pack (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) Pokémon Quest – Ultra Expedition Pack (Nintendo, €17.99 / £16.19) Pokémon Quest -Triple Expedition Pack (Nintendo, €29.99 / £26.99) Pokémon Quest – Scattershot Stone (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69) Pokémon Quest -Broadburst Stone (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69) Pokémon Quest – Whack-Whack Stone (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69) Pokémon Quest – Wait Less Stone (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69) Pokémon Quest – Stay Strong Stone (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69) Pokémon Quest – Sharing Stone (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Battle Mix Secret Teachings (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €2.99 / £2.69) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Additional Character “Ilmeria” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €9.99 / £8.99) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: New Area “Claudel Prairie” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €9.99 / £8.99) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: New Outfit for Firis “Teacher’s Favorite” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €2.99 / £2.69) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: New Outfit for Sophie “Best Partner” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €2.99 / £2.69) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: New Outfit for Ilmeria “Cormeria?” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €2.99 / £2.69) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: New Outfit for Lucia “Bunny Tail” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €2.99 / £2.69) Kitten Squad – Costume Megapack (Arcade Distillery, €3.99 / £3.59) Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: Egyptian Mythology Mash-up (Mojang, €5.99 / £4.79) PixelJunk Monsters 2 Golden Outfits Pack (Spike Chunsoft, Free) Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Giant Puzzles 2 (Lightwood Games, €2.99 / £2.99) Songbringer: The Trial Of Ren (Double Eleven, Free) WorldNeverland – Elnea Kingdom: Hair Dye Set B (Pink, Turquoise, Blue Silver, White Sand) (althi, €1.99 / £1.79) Stern Pinball Arcade: Add-on Pack 1 (FarSight Studios, Free if you have already downloaded The Pinball Arcade: Stern Table Pack 1 on Nintendo Switch, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) Stern Pinball Arcade: Add-on Pack 2 (FarSight Studios, Free if you have already downloaded The Pinball Arcade: Stern Table Pack 2 on Nintendo Switch, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) The Pinball Arcade: Stern Table Pack 1 (FarSight Studios, Free if you have already downloaded Stern Pinball Arcade: Add-on Pack 1 on Nintendo Switch, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) The Pinball Arcade: Stern Table Pack 2 (FarSight Studios, Free if you have already downloaded Stern Pinball Arcade: Add-on Pack 2 on Nintendo Switch, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) Nintendo Switch Demos Kid Tripp Demo (Four Horses, Free) Neonwall Demo (JanduSoft, Free) That's a long list.
  21. 7 points
    Im branching out. Now you know what the N stands for in N-Europe.
  22. 7 points
    @Hero-of-Time your avatar made me laugh out loud at work right now
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  24. 6 points
    With many leaks and spoilers kicking about in the run up to E3, a couple of people have expressed they would like this place to remain spoiler free. That being the case, please refrain from posting any leaks, rumours or spoilers about up and coming games in the main areas of the forum. This topic is to be used to freely post and discuss these things, so any leaks relating to Nintendo should be posted in here.
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    Just read over at Eurogamer that CD Projekt Red explained why they went first-person. They don't have to explain or justify anything. If they think FPS is the way to go for Cyberpunk 2077 then that's how it's going to be. I don't understand what the big deal is.
  27. 6 points
    So, i finally took the plunge and bought myself a Switch. Been meaning to for a while, but finally on-board. Bought it on Tuesday from our "lovely" friends at GAME. Bought a pre-owned one as it was the only one they had with the grey controls. They said it was pre-owned, but everything in-box was still wrapped up and sealed in the original packaging, so can't complain for getting it for £240. Have also bought a copy of Breath of the Wild (yeah, i have the WiiU version but never got around to playing it properly), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Kirby Star Allies. Also downloaded Fortnite, it's nice being able to play this without the PS4 fans going into take-off mode. Codes been updated on my profile.
  28. 6 points
    Young Bruce Willis!
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    1 day to go!!!! Yep, Reggie cosplaying as Captain Falcon. You weren't expecting that, ey? And just so @Sméagol isn't disappointed:
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    So, a couple of updates. Me and "red flag" girl continued chatting, she carried on being flirty (even touching me and stuff like that). A few weeks ago with another couple, and she make a picture of us (that makes us look like a couple) as her cover picture on Facebook. I then asked about meeting up and try talking about us...and she proceed to say that she only sees me as a friend. A few days later she's talking to me on Facebook, she mentions that we were starting work at the same time, I carry on the conversation. Then she gets pissy and complains that I didn't offer to go out of my way to walk with her to work. At that point I realised that I really can't be bothered with her at all any more. She just wants to use me to make her feel good. Meanwhile, someone else at work jokingly suggested that me and another girl should get together because we're both "really nice people" and deserve someone nice. This girl mentioned to me that she was interested in playing board games (and also wanted to see my cats) and I said she would be welcome any time...although at first she thought I was joking. I properly invited her and she came over on Monday and enjoyed it. Then our mutual friend suggested I properly ask her out and said that she wants to see a film, so I asked about that, she said yes. Yesterday I then also asked her if she wanted to grab some food first, and last night she asked if I also wanted to grab a drink afterwards.And this time it seems a lot more natural and positive and not a "because anything is better than nothing" situation like the red flag girl.
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    Having finished the game, as well as putting a fair bit of time into the post game island, I figured I would post my thoughts. Last week was a big week for Pokemon fans. There was the announcement of the next big games in the Pokemon franchise in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, both of which will release this November. But what about Pokemon fans who are wanting something to play on their Switch right now? Sure, Pokken Tournament is out but it's pretty old hat at this point. Luckily the Pokemon Company showed another game at this press event. Pokemon Quest was announced for the Switch and mobile devices and while mobile users will have to wait until June to play the game, Switch owners were treated to a shadow drop, with the game becoming available immediately on the eShop. So, is this free to start game enough to scratch that Pokemon itch or are people best off playing something else? NOTE: Full disclosure here. While the game is free to start, I did pay the full amount (around £28) on the game. Like other FTS Nintendo/Pokemon games, this game has a maximum amount that can be spent on the game. After that you are no longer able to spend any more. The game starts off with you setting sail on a little boat towards a place named Tumblestone Island. It's here where your Pokemon quest will start. Your first order of business is to give your Pokemon trainer a name, followed by picking a starter Pokemon for you to use. Seeing as this game only features the original 151, the starters on offer here include Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Eevee and Pikachu. The addition of Eevee and Pikachu are probably in order to help promote the newly announced games. For my play through of the game I chose Pikachu. The little mascot has always been a favourite of mine and I was happy to have him fighting by my side again. After selecting your Pokemon, the game then throws you straight into action and sets your Pokemon away on its journey. Your Pokemon moves through the map on it's own accord. It will always target the nearest Pokemon and then head towards it. While the player has no control over the movement of his Pokemon, he or she is in charge of what special attacks the Pokemon can do. Your Pokemon will have at least 1 special move that it can use. You do this by either using the control stick to hover the cursor over it and pressing the A button or you can simply press the touch screen to select it, which is my preferred method of playing the game. After using a special move it will take some time to recharge it. While your Pokemon is recharging these moves it will still do normal attacks, which, like its movement, it will do automatically. You can select an auto option which takes care of everything for you but it can be a bit hit or miss at times and I only recommend using it if you are confident your team can take on a stage without your supervision or if you simply want to do some grinding. Poor Beedrill didn't have a chance While fighting your way around the stage you will notice that Pokemon attack you in waves. The amount of waves on each stage is represented by boxes and these can been seen in the top right of the screen. Defeating Pokemon will fill up each of these boxes and once all of the smaller ones have been filled a large Pokemon will appear. This is the boss of the stage you are exploring and it hits a lot harder than standard Pokemon. If you defeat the boss you will clear the map and be able to move on to the next one. Once a boss is defeated you will be rewarded with a bunch of items that will help you out on your adventure. These come in the form of various ingredients and power stones. The ingredients can be used to lure Pokemon to your camp ( more on that later ) and the power stones are used to power up your Pokemon. The stones themselves offer various abilities, such as increasing your health and attack power or powering up the special moves you can do. Each of the Pokemon have a number of slots that these stones can be attached to. The ones that increase your health and attack power are tied to the level of your Pokemon. The higher level your Pokemon the more stones can be attached to it. Once one reaches level 100 you will be able to attach the full amount. The other stones can be attached to your Pokemon's special moves but this depends on the move itself. For example, a move that can increase the stats of your Pokemon can be attached with a stone that will enable this move to effect all Pokemon in your party. Another stone can be used to let you do a double attack but with the caveat that your move will take longer to recharge. These stones can be stacked on your Pokemon and can offer a great advantage in battle. One of my go to strategies was to use a move like Harden but by having a stone that lets it effect my whole team, as well as another that increases the amount time the effect of Harden stays on my Pokemon, meant I got the very best out of a single turn. The strategy on offer here gets incredibly complex as the game goes on but by looking out for these things early on can really give your team the edge. These stones are vital in giving your team the edge After tackling your first map you will be sent back to camp. As I mentioned earlier, you will get ingredients from the battles that you win. These ingredients can be used to expand your team. This is done by throwing them all in the mixing pot and then completing a number of quests. You see, to catch Pokemon in this game you need to lure them into your camp. Pokemon will smell the goodies you are cooking in your pot and after a number of quests have been completed they will pop in and join your team. What Pokemon and the level they are will depend on what pot and recipes you use. You start off with a normal cooking pot that will only attract low level Pokemon. Later in the game you will unlock new pots that will eventually attract Pokemon as high as level 100. The ingredients you use will dictate what Pokemon will visit your camp. There are a bunch of recipes to learn ( or you could look them up online ) and each of them will help you bolster your ranks. This comes in really handy if you are in need of a certain type of Pokemon for the up and coming stages. Need a fire type? Then use the recipe that attracts red Pokemon or fire types. Once the ingredients are in the pot then a number will appear above it. This is how many expeditions needing to be completed before the pot will finish cooking. You can actually fail the expedition and this will still count towards the counter. Also at the camp is the ability to set decorations around the area. These decorations offer a variety of bonuses for the player. Things like increasing the drop rates of ingredients, increasing your experience points from battles or attracting more Pokemon from a single session of your cooking pot. Some of these are earned by finishing the final stage in an area. These usually offer exp bonuses for Pokemon up to a certain level. Once obtained you can then place these decorations in your camp area. You don't actually have to place them ( once you have them in your inventory the effects will kick in ) but it's nice to see them placed around the area. You can also buy decorations but this requires the use of Pokemon Tickets. So, how do you earn these? Hopefully your camp will look much more ordered than mine Pokemon Tickets are the currency of the game. These can be earned by signing in on a daily basis. Every 22 hours the game will dish out a handful of new tickets and a new Pokemon will come visit your camp. There are also a bunch of quests that the game offers which also dish out the tickets. These quests come in 2 different styles. The first is Main quests. These are one time only challenges which usually comprise of beating a stage or cooking a certain amount of times. The other quests are Challenges. These are repeating quests that require players to defeat a certain type of Pokemon or getting a certain Pokemon type on your team. Completing these quests will add to your tickets tally, as well as give you more ingredients. Sticking with the camp area, there is another thing to play around with outside of the battling and this is the Edit Team option. The obvious thing to this is the ability to switch your Pokemon team about but there is something else on offer here. You can train your Pokemon to either learn a different move or level it up some more. Both of these are done by sacrificing a Pokemon for the greater good. First up is the Move Learning section. Lets say that I have a Pikachu that I would like to learn a different move. I could select a Pokemon to teach Pikachu a move but in doing so it would leave my team. If it's the same type as the Pokemon you are using then the move will be learned 100% of the time with a single Pokemon. However, if you use a different type then you may have to use several Pokemon to get the percentage up to an acceptable level. The downside to learning a move is that it is random which one is given to your Pokemon. I found it best to use low level Pokemon in this process, so nothing of value is really lost. The Level Up section works in a similar fashion. If you use a Pokemon of the same type then it will gain a substantial boost in experience. Use a different type and the amount you get is pretty rough and usually not worth the effort. The good thing about levelling up this way is that it is a lot faster than what it takes to level up by doing expeditions, especially if you use a Pokemon that is a higher level than the one you are wanting to level up. Neither Pokemon look thrilled to be part of the levelling up process Phew! I imagine that was a lot to take in but things certainly become very clear once you starting using these systems. With those out of the way, lets take a look at how the game progresses, shall we? The game has 11 areas to conquer, with another few more sets opening up in the post game. The areas start off by having only 3 or 4 stages but eventually these go up to 5 or 6. Each of the final stages has a battle with a harder boss fight than what you've previously fought in a stage. Defeat the boss and more areas will open up. Sometimes there are multiple areas that will open up at a single time. This helps players out because if you happen to get stuck on a certain stage then you can hop to another area and try one of those stages out. I had to do this a few times during my time with the game and it certainly helped me to stop being stuck in a single area for a long period of time. Each of the stages will show the player a recommended power level. This number is what your teams full power should at least be at. This number is calculated by how many of the power stones they are holding. So, the higher the level of the Pokemon, the more stones the Pokemon can hold, which the means the higher their power level will be, which in turn means that the harder stages will be able to be tackled. The harder the stage then the better the rewards. This is the gameplay loop that the game offers and I found it to be quite a fun one. But it doesn't end there. At the area select screen the game will let you know that there is a Type Bonus. This tells you that if you use a certain element type then you will gain a significant power boost for your team. This comes in super handy because you can compensate a lower power level by adding in a type advantage to your team. Have a team that is full of Pokemon with a type advantage and you should be able to tackle it at a level that is a lot lower than is recommended. Here's a small selection of the quests that the game offers Like most type of mobile games, Pokemon Quest hinders the way players can make progress in the game. At the top right of the screen you can see an energy/battery bar. This shows how many times you can play before needing to wait around half an hour for a single bar to fill back up. You can increase the bar with decorations so that you can get more turns before the gauge runs dry. If you don't want to wait that long then you can use 25 of your Pokemon Tickets to fill the meter back up, of course this means you will be using tickets that could be better saved for something else. If you buy the full package then you will gain a bunch of decorations from the start than upgrades the gauge and gives you around 190 tickets a day. This doesn't get rid of the limit altogether but it certainly does increase your play time substantially. Even if you have a bunch of tickets at your disposal it will still take a fair bit of time to get through the game. You will have to take advantage of the type advantages, switch your team up for in order to use certain moves, grind for ingredients to lure in more Pokemon and all of that is before you even start looking at filling in the Pokedex. There is a great amount of content on offer here and I imagine it's going to take a while to see all of what's on offer in the post game area. Conclusion Pokemon is an IP that is very diverse and that once again is shown with this title. If you choose to pay for the game then your experience will be a faster one than those who opt to show more patience. Whether you choose to take the faster route or not, what you will get here is a surprisingly deep game that requires players to think about team composition, base building and time management. I often have more fun with Pokemon spin-offs than I do with the main games and Pokemon Quest is no exception. This is one of the best Pokemon themed games I have played for a while and while I have completed the story mode, i'm still dipping in and out of the game in order to tackle the post game island. The game is free and I encourage everyone to at least give it a try. What have you got to lose?
  36. 6 points
    Not league related but. This is the greatest thing in Mario Kart I have ever done. Thank you Nintendo for the ability to save replays so easily.
  37. 6 points
    Don't mind me, saving all this for the day before E3
  38. 6 points
    Give them their due, they do tend to ensure their consoles stick around for a while after they've been replaced. Hell, they supported the vita for years and that was dead the day after it arrived 😋
  39. 6 points
    I’m sorry to say this, but i really hope this model fails. As @Hero-of-Time already said it doesn’t fit the Switch’ hybrid nature at all. It also doesn’t fit my gaming style as I tend to finish big games only after a longer period of time which doesn’t match this three month subscription model. And lastly; I prefer to own my games physically and indefinitly. I hope it won’t inspire other Dev’s to follow suit....
  40. 5 points
    ReZ makes an appearance! Megaton of E3 right there... Welcome back.
  41. 5 points
    For sure. I was literally nodding off by that point too (after what seemed like 10 hours of pirate ship footage ) but when those SNES Lylat voices kicked in I was like "Whoa!!" This perfectly captures my reaction:
  42. 5 points
    Courtesy of Ultimate Leaker, Walmart. Thanks, Walmart! No release date yet.
  43. 5 points
    I'm genuinely surprised Splinter Cell didn't show up. Great conference but once again they've not given any reason as to why you should pick up a Xbox over any other platform. There was plenty of content on show tonight but most of the big hitters are appearing on PC and other consoles. The Kaz tweet was spot on.
  44. 5 points
    But not the one @Kaepora_Gaebora gave Odyssey 😋
  45. 5 points
  46. 5 points
    Only a couple of highlights from me this week. Anyway, here's the results. Note: Some people (Me, @RedShell, @S.C.G and @BowserBasher) have 1 point less than what is shown due to @Nicktendo disconnecting after the first race, nullifying his score. It doesn't really change the actual rankings all around. Except @S.C.G, who has gotten 8th place instead. Sorry. Note: Bonus points gained from the vote are shown in Blue. 2 points for actually voting and an extra 2 points for each aspect of the theme you successfully voted for. Here are the placings after the points are added. When it comes to the GP win stats, the vote points are not taken into account, so @martinist and @Nintendo Fan takes 2nd and 3rd place respectively. @BowserBasher and @S.C.G are this week's Players who made no bloody difference. Congratulations! You two elevate the status quo to an art form. @Nintendo Fan breaks away from his tied position, while @Vileplume2000 gets a 0.1 lead over @Dcubed. With only 3 nights of the 1st half of the year left to go, it's anyone's game between those two. Next League Night: 14th June 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i @BowserBasher @viceview51 I should explain this one, huh? To follow up E3, the vehicle parts and course choices all feature the letter "E" in their names. Because I said so. As for the character choice, well. I don't know what character we'll be using yet... It all depends on who shows up during Nintendo's E3 Direct. So say if Mario, Luigi and Peach appear at some point, you'll be able to choose one of them. Easy, right? I'll post an update once I've seen it. (Oh, BTW. I know I'm cheating with Neo Bowser City. I know it's called Koopa City over here. I don't care. I just wanted a City based Track) Sign up now!
  47. 5 points
    Ew, I didn't know you were into human trafficing, @Dcubed
  48. 5 points
  49. 5 points
    I've made a few special purchases over the past couple of weeks. First up is Pokemon Black (posted this in the Black and White thread when I started playing it). Next up, I was in the mood to play some Sonic games and figured I would get these as I have only played the first one. All 3 of them are mint and came with box protectors, which was a nice bonus. Finally, i've been wanting to get involved with picking up the following games for a while now and with the rate that their prices are increasing I figured I would go all in. It cost me a small fortune to acquire these, especially the condition they are in. I'll put these in spoilers in case people's eyes melt at the awesomeness of these pick ups. As you can see, I snapped up some box protectors to keep the games mint. I was surprised to find ones available for that last game I posted. Chuffed to bits to finally have that last game in my collection.
  50. 5 points