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  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 22 days ago

    This seems like a no-brainer for Nintendo, and the fact the issue hasn’t been addressed for something so small makes a mockery of the pre-launch speculation of custom joycon replacements. Having said that, if it was simple/cost effective they would probably have done it by now. I’ll probably buy the hori pad, but to be honest, Nintendo’s best d-pads were long ago. SNES was peak, closely followed by DSLite and GBA Micro. GBA/Gamecube worst. Then a plethora of too clicky/misplaced on DS, 3DS, GDA SP. DSi XL is pretty good. Honestly, pick up a PSP 2000/3000 and you have the best d-pad ever, followed by the Vita.

    Posted in Hey Nintendo, The Switch Joy-Con D-Pad is Still Terrible

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer A month ago

    Although the Switch takes up 80% of my gaming time, that position used to be the Vita’s, and happily so for 3 or 4 years. It is still fun to pick up, particularly as it seems conveniently sized vs the Switch, and there are so many great games to play on it. Building a decent library of US and Japanese games in digital form sends you down the expensive path of two or more systems and $100 for each 64 Gb memory card (painful necessity, and I just ordered a 256GB micro SD for my Switch today for $88). I have a large and varied physical library and it’s probably my favorite machine to collect for, but I worry about the digital roadmap - how long until all those PS1 and PSP games disappear from PSN? The former otherwise only useful for the 12 yr old PS3. Breaking my heart Sony.

    Posted in Report: Sony Will Stop Making Physical PS Vita Games

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer A month ago

    From WiiU I’d like Guacamelee and Super Mario 3D World. From other systems The Orange Box (which already runs pretty well on the Nvidia Shield TV with the same CPU/GOU) and Shadow Complex Remastered.

    Posted in What Game Do You Hope is Ported for the Switch Next?

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 2 months ago

    @jimgamer having said that, the M2 created Sega Ages ports (TF IV!!!) sound very exciting indeed. Thank you Sega!

    Posted in Sega Genesis Mini Announced at Sega FES 2018, See it Here

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 2 months ago

    Sadly, Kotaku is reporting that this is using AtGames piss-poor technology. No sale. At this point I’d rather the mad geniuses at Analogue make a Mega NT with their FPGA technology. F*ck Sega and their pachinko/Sonic BS.

    Posted in Sega Genesis Mini Announced at Sega FES 2018, See it Here

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 2 months ago

    Can Panic Button reach out to Gearbox and Valve and give us Borderlands 2 and The Orange Box?

    Posted in Here's What Wolfenstein 2 Looks Like on Switch

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 3 months ago

    I’m with AxiomVerge on this one. The Switch form factor gives me a freedom so suited to my lifestyle that I don’t think I want to go back to the constraints of just a tv console or just a handheld. Retro is really important to me as well. I adore my Super NT even though that box of cartridges is a pain to have around. The logical conclusion for me is a) a Sony interpretation of the Switch - Vita on steroids - which plays all my digital Sony content, and can scale it decently when docked (no blurry, laggy PSOne games PSTV style). b) Analogue to build the ultimate Switch style handheld for the only retro console with game cartridges truly small enough for a portable - PC Engine NT. Ok, back to reality. Happy Birthday Switch!

    Posted in What Do You Want out of the Next Console Generation?

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 4 months ago

    Hmm, assuming I had a CRT, and could have a console AND a handheld, it would be a Wii and. Vita. The Wii for, well, Wii games, GameCube, and a fully loaded VC with SNES, NES, Genesis, PC Engine, NeO Geo and Arcade (but it has to be CRT for that 240p goodness). The Vita for its great library, the PS 2 conversions, and all those PSX games.

    If truly just one, then I’d have to go with the PC Engine for pure nostalgia and familiarity (I.e. Gradius 2, Bomberman ‘94 and Rondo of Blood). Unless I took the Switch of course.

    Posted in What Would Be Your Desert Island Console?

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 5 months ago

    I pick up my 3DS on occasion, with the 2DSXL form factor a nice draw for revisiting my DS library (it’s just easier to hold) and Samus Returns is still in progress. The Samus edition 3DS was where my digital stuff was transferred too, so that’s almost an investment I feel duty-bound to use every other week. Plus, it is gorgeous. Sega 3D Classics and the SNES VC are the main draws there to be honest. Let’s face it though, the Switch, while a bit large, and sans d-pad, is the ultimate handheld for indies and console quality titles. The 3DS and to a lesser extent the Vita are a big step down in overall experience (screen, speed, OS, graphic quality) so the shiny new thing gets the love. Having said all that, I’m still firing up the Shield Portable for some more Half-Life 2. No FPS on a handheld comes close to that experience. Here’s hoping the The Orange Box gets a port (we know NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 is up to the challenge)

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Still Playing Your Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 5 months ago

    Likely to get: folders for games, better sorting in the eShop - keeping on top of so many good games is hard. Would love it get: joy-con with a d-pad

    Posted in 10 Things We Expect (and Hope) to See in the Rumored January 2018 Nintendo Direct