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chiptoon

chiptoon

South Africa

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#2

chiptoon commented on The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago:

I had a Famicom, my first console, joyfully bought to put an end to loading games from tapes to my ZX Spectrum. Unfortunately they hit South Africa a bit late, and it was only 2 and a bit years til I bought a Mega Drive.

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#4

chiptoon commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

I really think the VC games are too expensive. I'd like to try Twin Bee, but I know that I'll only play for a couple of hours at best, so it doesn't feel worth it.

Many of the games are either curiosities for me, or have nostalgia value. I'd probably collect a lot of them if they were around a 3rd of that price. But I can't justify it at £5.49

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#13

chiptoon commented on Bayonetta Download Code Included With Retail a...:

Got Bayonetta for PS3 way back, and could never really get into it. Found it extremely easy to lose track of what was going on, even where Bayonetta was on the screen.

I'm really torn on whether or not to get the sequel. I've heard the PS3 version was rubbish, and it was much more enjoyable on 360.

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#16

chiptoon commented on Review: Pushmo World (Wii U eShop):

I really loved Pushmo, but having finished it I found Fallblox to be disappointing as most of the game seemed extremely easy. I only found the last 5th or so of the levels to be remotely challenging.

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#17

chiptoon commented on Guide: Getting Started in Mario Kart 8:

I would so love to get started with Mario Kart, but my preorder isn't going to arrive til next week - and there are no copies available in stores in South Africa!

How utterly ridiculous, and what a complete fail by Nintendo's local distributor.

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#19

chiptoon commented on Review: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):

I'm horrified that you can't play 2 player on 2 screens! That was the best part of Sonic Racing. It made the Gamepad immediately relevant and vastly increased the fun of mulitplayer.

Hype/2 :(

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#26

chiptoon commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

two screen multiplayer was the thing i enjoyed most about the incredible Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing. I'm honestly shocked that they aren't getting it right. I love Mario Kart, but this news makes me a lot less excited :(

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#29

chiptoon commented on Video: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Shoot...:

I always found the sfx really annoying in this. They're too shrill. I don't find any of them, especially the player shots and the enemy death explosions at all satisfying. Nor do they compliment the music. Personally I find this to be a very important aspect of shmups, even more so than in other games.

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#30

chiptoon commented on How One Man Is Giving Sonic Fans The Game They...:

Sonic Lost World was one of my favorite games of last year! The production values fall short in a couple of places, but the game play is magnificent. "A crushing disappointment" it most certainly was not. What was crushingly disappointing was how many so called professional reviewers didn't bother to find out what most of the buttons do.

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#34

chiptoon commented on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Will Be Creeping To E...:

@andrea987 Interestingly the screen tearing sort of disappears after a while. The opening sequence is horrendous. Honestly, I've never seen anything like it. I'm not sure if screen ripping is a term, but it seemed to go well beyond screen tearing. Beenox should be ashamed.

But then, soon after getting into the game proper, the screen tearing all but disappears. I barely noticed it after the first 30min. If you can get it cheap, I wouldn't let the screen tearing stop you.

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#40

chiptoon commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

For a while I was downloading a lot of games from the eShop. This was mainly because Nintendo's distributors in South Africa are so useless its often impossible to find retail copies of even wildly successful games. Unfortunately the Rand to Pound exchange rate has stopped me from downloading anything for the moment.

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#42

chiptoon commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

Says a lot about the people attending GDC. I wen to the European one last year. It was amazing, but there was a huge percentage of attendees that were business people mainly interested in producing the next Candy Crush Saga and milking money from players rather than making a game. Lots of talks about how to monetize games etc. It got a bit depressing outside of the Indie section.

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#50

chiptoon commented on Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013:

I realise others seemed to disagree with me, but Lost World on Wii U was possible my favorite game of last year.

What hurts is that so many of the reviews didn't seem to be by people who had bothered to find out what all the little buttons on the controller do.