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  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 11 hours ago

    I’m bummed, no doubt, and while I was glad to get Curse of the Moon, I was far more excited for the main game. Optimistically, this will no doubt be great on the 2nd best ever handheld - the Switch - and unless something terrible happens, I have years of playing my Vita ports of Symphony of the Night, Castlevania Dracula X, and Rondo of Blood. As for Metroidvanias - just playing Batman Blackgate today and spent an hour on Iconoclasts last night. Maybe I’ll go back to Axiom Verge and finish it. So many good reasons to keep that battery chargedEdited 10 hours ago by Unknown

    Posted in Bloodstained for Vita is Cancelled Because the Vita is Dead, Also Delayed to 2019

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 3 days ago

    This will be cool. Just started playing again on my WiiU and it remains a lot of fun (more so solo than with my kids). Bring ‘em all over to Switch. The ability to play on a TV and then over to a portable is simply unbeatable.

    Posted in Report: New Super Mario Bros. U Coming to Switch

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 17 days ago

    This made me think of the late ‘80s UK computer scene when arcade conversions were a weekly source of despair. The Spectrum isn’t even worth discussing given its sound and color capabilities, but C64 ports of Space Harrier, Out Run, Rastan, Paperboy were just shocking. Thankfully some ok ones were around as well (Green Beret, Renegade, Salamander, Ghosts n Goblins, Alien Syndrome, to name a few). Huge respect to the coders trying to pull some of these things off, but the publishers had some serious stones trying to cash in on their IP this way.

    Posted in Once More, with Weirdness: 8 of the Strangest Ports in Video Game History

  • Avatar for jimgamer jimgamer 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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?