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Dcubed

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  1. 3DS eShop Thread

    Yes it did (a year-ish after the US release, but it got there!) and it's a great little score attack game. Criminally cheap (200 points/$1.80) and it's one of NST's best games! Get it ASAP.
  2. 3DS eShop Thread

    This week's haul: Wii VC: Mega Man X2 (SNES - 800 points) 3DS VC: Rayman (GBC - £4.50/€5) 3DS Download Software: Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, £3.60/€4) Not bad all in all. Here's hoping that NOA follow suit so that I can get the superior US version of X2
  3. 3DS eShop Thread

    Spot on. That's something that's really brilliant about this game, in that unlike many other puzzle games, there's a lot of room for creative thinking here. While a puzzle might be designed around an intended solution, there is more often than not, lots of other potential solutions (with some unintended ones too. Thanks to the realistic physics used, you can come up with some really crazy solutions like where you end up passing by the skin of your teeth with the block just about to fall in the water and the timer just happens to run out just in time ) I think Shinen are at their best when they take a very simple gameplay mechanic (that may have been done before) and build upon it. Aside from their shmups, their best games are the simpler ones.
  4. Sony Hooking Up With Gaikai?

    Wow! Sony's E3 conference just got a lot more interesting for me! The question now is, how will it be implemented and what will it be used for? Just instant streaming demos? (ALA current PC Gaikai) Or something more? This could be really interesting, especially if they roll in Gaikai's service in with PS+. Get free ad supported (with intrusive ads as detailed in this recently filed patent http://www.google.com/patents?id=lDb9AQAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=sony+entertainment&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mLS-T8TGIqqI6AHM__GqCg&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=sony%20entertainment&f=false) versions of retail games when you subscribe to PS+ perhaps? Could we be looking at PC games on PS3/Vita? Use of the Vita with the PS3 as a Wii U ripoff? PS3 games on Vita? PS1, PS2 and PS3 backwards compatibility on PS4/Vita!? Or maybe, just maybe... What if the PSCloud... IS the PS4!? If they're not gonna do anything new with the controller, why spend the money on a big hardware boost when you can give people PC level graphics in 1080p 60FPS via the cloud on their current PS3? Saves Sony a ton of money on R&D, manufacturing etc and they can take advantage of their current userbase (no need to start from zero!) AND it kills used games in one fell swoop. Of course latency is still the big problem and it's one that has only been solved locally (Wii U)
  5. Mario Tennis Open

    Chance shots are not really overpowered and aren't always the best option to choose at the time. They are also quite easily predictable (using a different shot than the chance one is also a good way to throw someone off!) and a chance shot used against you can be countered by the opposite type of shot upon receiving. I was worried about them too, but I actually quite like them. They're not too powerful and there's quite a bit of nuance in their use! The chance lob shot is a bit overpowered in singles compared to the other shots, but it's not impossible to counter.
  6. 3DS eShop Thread

    Just got Art of Balance Touch. The touch controls work beautifully, perhaps even better than the Wiimote pointer controls! Looks fantastic (rock solid 60FPS in S3D - even with 3D on the bottom screen too, so it's technically rendering 3D graphics at 180FPS!), plays well, tons of content and the new endurance mode is good fun (play through a continous series of stages - see how many you can complete with only 3 tries) Another winner. I loved the Wii Ware game and the 3DS version is even better!
  7. PlayStation Vita Console Discussion

    Holy shit! Everybody's Golf Vita, Reality Fighters and Modnation Racers Vita just got reduced to £11.99 on the PSN store! It must be a cockup surely!? That's a bloody amazing price for EG! (I wouldn't imagine it lasting long!) It's currently downloading...
  8. I suspect that it'll see a 3D Classics remake at some point. Considering that it made the SNES' Parallax Scrolling such an integral part of the game's design, with its multilayered dungeons and environments, it's one of THE most obvious choices for a 3D Classics release out of Nintendo's entire 2D catalogue. That being said, it would still be a huge scale remake (the game would have to be remade from scratch, using 2D graphics as textures on 3D polygons after all!) and there's no way that they'd release it at the same kind of price point as past 3DC releases. If it happens, I'd expect it to be around £12-15 on the eShop.
  9. Mario Tennis Open

    Do note that if you want to turn it off permanently, you have to do it via the Clubhouse option. Doing it via the pause menu will only deactivate it for that match only.
  10. Mario Tennis Open

    WHITE YOSHI GET! (hold up on the d-pad and press start when selecting your save file to access the QR reader - Just wouldn't be a console style Mario Tennis without a secret menu! ) The Black Yoshi is the one currently being distributed by Asda staff. Still need someone to capture that for us... This one below supposedly unlocks the Yoshi costume, but I can't seem to get it to work (probably because the magazine was bent when the picture was taken). Let me know if you manage to get it working! I get back from work at around 22:30. If you're still there by then, I'll have a few games with you!
  11. Mario Tennis Open

    Weird, I couldn't see you online at all! Doing a complete taunt without interruption makes your next shot slightly stronger.
  12. Mario Tennis Open

    Yeah I'm up for a few games! Is it just me or do chance shots appear mostly near to the back of the court? Seems to discourage Net play in favour of Stroke play (Waluigi am cry) I think I actually quite like the chance shots, not nearly as overpowering as I feared and there's quite a bit of strategy involved in using them (the chance shot lob seems pretty bogus though!) Music is epic too! (especially the Tiebreaker and Championship Finals music! - not keen on the game point music though) It's a shame that it doesn't seem to have the wide range of championship victory scenes you got for each character in past MT games. Always loved seeing the scenes you got for each character but in this game, it's really short and not very different for each character (Boo's one is pretty clever though ) BTW the male Mii voice is hilariously gruff and manly
  13. Mario Tennis Open

    OMGOMGOMG YESYESYES!!! You can run around during celebrations again like in Mario Tennis N64!!! Sooooo happy right now
  14. Mario Tennis Open

    Damn! Someone need to take a picture of that ASDA QR code! (just pretend that you're lining up the 3DS with MTO, when in actuality you're in the 3DS menu taking a picture!)
  15. Kid Icarus Uprising

    Still nothing! Ahh well, at least I got my Mario Tennis Open today (along with a bunch of other retro N64 goodies that I bought off eBay. Happy times! )
  16. Mario Tennis Open

    WOOT! It's here! Off to hit the greens!
  17. 3DS Console Discussion

    Oh ok, then you're probably just going nuts :p
  18. 3DS Console Discussion

    Did you turn the wireless off maybe? With Wireless turned off, you're looking at a battery life of weeks-months; with Wireless on though, you'll drain it completely within a day.
  19. Mario Tennis Open

    Come on postie! Don't let me down today! Pretty sweet of Shopto to ship it out early and to have it arrive on my day off too!
  20. Castlevania: Mirror of Fate

    LOS2 is supposedly coming to Wii U (as well as all other consoles), with 3DS connectivity to boot!
  21. Tekken 6 shipped around 3.6 million copies and SF4 sold over 3 million. I'd qualify that as "big" BTW, though I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but the entire 8 year business plan for Bungie's new MMOFPS has been leaked (thanks to the courts in the Activision Vs Zampella case) http://documents.latimes.com/bungie-activision-contract/ Long story short: 4 games in the series with 4 expansion packs, all the way up until 2018. The first game is coming to Xbox 360 and 720 in 2013 as a 1 year timed exclusive, following which will see PS3 and PS4 versions. Bungie retain IP ownership and the series is not coming to Wii U in any shape or form So 720 is coming out next year and 3rd party devs are already ignoring the Wii U...
  22. Bam! There goes DMC, off to 2013... http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=474975 Make that 5 big 3rd party PS360 games left for 2012 now...
  23. Ohohohohoho! There's a second event the day after it seems! Must be a lot to show if it needs its own event!
  24. Sooooo.... that Castlevania Mirror of Faith leak is interesting indeed. Actual proper support from a decent western developer (Mercury Steam) that is not called Wayforward, Renegade Kid, Shinen or 5th Cell!? HOLY SHIT! Maybe Iwata wasn't bluffing after all? If so, who else could we be realistically looking at supporting the 3DS this E3? Edit: e3.nintendo.com is live now and there's quite a little revelation on there! Katsuya Eguchi (head of EAD 2 and director of titles such as Animal Crossing & Starfox 64) is the Wii U hardware producer this time and not Hideki Konno! (the 3DS hardware producer, the head of EAD1 and director of the Mario Kart series) What is going on? Are they leading separate console and handheld hardware teams now?
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