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    NES, SNES, GB, N64, GBA, GCN, NDS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U, Switch
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    C64, PC, DC, PS3, PS4
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    Super Mario Kart
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  1. E3 2018

    Yeah, that guy seems super down-to-earth, which is very nice to see. His approach to improving the industry as a whole is also commendable. I mean, the ongoing thing with cross-play and Sony just makes them look so bad. It's baffling. I've been watching some more reaction vids from E3 recently, especially of the Ubisoft conference, as that moment with the Star Fox reveal is a fun one to rewatch, but also a good indicator of how clued-up/on the ball the people in these vids really are.
  2. General Switch Discussion

    Yeah, I totally get that. It's still cool to see what peeps are/have been playing though. Hopefully the paid service will bring about some additional functionality, like a much needed messaging tool.
  3. General Switch Discussion

    Just added mine. Are you still not adding anyone to your friend list, H-o-T, in protest of Nintendo's great online capabilities?
  4. Splatoon 2

    Finished Octo Expansion over the weekend, absolutely sensational DLC!! Just fantastic. Can't believe I was almost going to miss out on this. Enjoyed it way more than the standard single player campaign. If there's a Splatoon 3 in the works (which let's face it, there will be ) I really hope its single player content is based more around the design of Octo Expansion. The whole thing was awesome, but nothing prepared me for the sheer insanity that was the final boss... Yeah, that level of crazy is Nintendo firing on all cylinders. It's a beautiful sight (and sound ) to behold. Shout-out to the localisation team too, for some classic references: And last but not least, I love using my Octoling in multiplayer! Best of all, his afro gets perfectly deformed when donning various hats: Never going back to an Inkling now. Ooh, just remembered! There's another cool little feature to the Octo Expansion once you beat it: Which is great as it keeps the DLC relevant even after you've finished it. Anyway, that's enough of me blabbing. TL;DR, Octo Expansion is amazing and you should get it.
  5. Splatoon 2

    Oh man, that cutscene when you obtain one of the Thangs! Nintendo should use the 80s aesthetic more often. Also, how's this for a hilarious attention to detail?:
  6. Splatoon 2

    It’s a bit of a mix really. The stages feel shorter in this and they generally involve completing a certain task, like defeating a group of enemies, guiding a ball to a specific location, getting through a stage with limited ink, popping balloons, etc... Weapons are also determined by the stage, sometimes you get a choice from a limited selection (which also effects difficulty/reward), sometimes you get no weapon at all! So yeah, it kind of feels like a collection of 80 mini challenges really. I’m enjoying it more than the standard single player, but a lot of that is probably down to the humour and vibe of the Octo Expansion. Check out the Treehouse Live video on this from yesterday, it should give you a better idea of what it’s like.
  7. Gold Coin Collection 2018

    Update to my coin collection: We should add the completely pointless platinum coins to the list too, no?
  8. Fortnite

    Yeah, I admire the dexterity of players that are able to use it mid-gunfight, it's pretty impressive to see someone basically constructing an elaborate shield in real-time. But it's definitely not for me. #toooldforthisshit
  9. Fortnite

    Checked this out in portable mode yesterday, and man... Found it to be pretty much unplayable! Small screen combined with big world map/draw distance = can't see shit. Text is basically illegible as well. Anyway, played a few more games docked after that, and I have to say I think it's actually starting to click for me now. As someone that traditionally doesn't care for stealth gameplay mechanics, I find myself enjoying taking that approach in this. Sneaking around more and being patient has also improved my performance quite a bit, so I've been making it to the later stages of matches more often, and that's definitely when things get much more interesting. Still not a huge fan of the building feature, in fact, I think tactically it's better not to do it (unless you really need to) as it just gives away your position to everyone else. I prefer to use the existing terrain for cover, and find that I get ambushed or sniped far less as a result. Speaking of sniping, I was trying to get a kill using a sniper rifle yesterday (as it was one of the daily tasks) but it took me quite a while, as the low frame rate on distant players is super jarring! Got there in the end though, funnily enough on someone who had just revealed their location by building themselves a nice little tower. It was fun watching all of their collected items (they had a lot) sliding off it afterwards.
  10. Splatoon 2

    Made the mistake of watching this on Treehouse Live... and yeah, couldn't resist after that. I am actually enjoying it more than the standard single player so far though, there's some highly amusing dialogue in it: You can rock an afro as the male Octoling too, which is awesome!: Great vibe throughout the new locations as well, and there's lot's of cool stuff floating around in the stages, stuff like this: Anyone else pick it up?
  11. Fortnite

    Not tried it in portable mode yet, but performance when docked is pretty dodgy. Seems to be quite a lot of stutter and a very low framerate on distant players, like ridiculously low. I’ll probably keep the game installed though and dip into it every so often, although I still think it’s massively overrated.
  12. Nintendo Direct: E3 2018

    Yeah, no Waluigi is a right kick in the balls. Especially with all this echo fighter malarkey. As for the amiibo stuff, it’s basically just a way to train a CPU version of those characters. Nothing too exciting.
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 7th December 2018

    This is just nuts. Completely and utterly nuts. And I LOVE IT! From the moment it was clear that every character was returning, my jaw was on the floor. And it stayed like that until the end of the vid. I feel sorry for the next game in the series already though, it is doomed.