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Duck Hunt Duo is my main Smash Brother!

Yup, I’ve been playing a lot of Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS in the last week. It’s really rekindled my Smash Bros love! I finally got Duck Hunt Duo on both versions of the game, and as unwieldy as he might be, I bloody love using him!

I’m doing really well with him. In my opinion he’s all to do with timing, seeing as his attacks are mainly charges based; meaning that his smash attacks have a delay to it, just like Link’s attacks.

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GreatBitVlog 12: Linear or Open World?

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Today’s Vlog is a response to a Youtube video that I found through Twitter. Mister InfectedFlinch asks the question of Linear or Open World games? In other words do you enjoy games that have a set plot and task, or do you rather what to do your own thing, explore the world, and make your own story?

Here’s Dave’s video talking about his issue with Grand Theft Auto V.

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Whatcha playing Ian? Dragon Quest V

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There’s one game series that I’ve always wanted to get into and love, but fail in doing so; that series is Dragon Quest. It’s not that the games are bad or anything, it’s more to do with me picking the game up, playing it for an hour, and then move on to something else where the game just gets abandoned. I known a fair number of these Dragon Quest games, 1 and 2 on my Android phone, 4 and 5 on the DS, 8 on the PS2, and 9 on the DS. However each of these games have not seen a lot of love from me, which is crazy considering that the Dragon Quest games are the biggest RPG franchise in Japan. I’ve really struggled to understand what makes the Dragon Quest games amazing until a set of fortunate events happened.

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Whilst listening to the Retronauts latest podcast, where they talk about the DS, Kat Bailey was gushing over the DS version of Dragon Quest V. She explained that it was the first Dragon Quest game she played, and her favourite game in the series. So I thought to myself, maybe I should actually play this game seeing as I have it. I booted it up, noticed that I only played about an hour and fifteen minutes of it before I abandoned it. So I plucked up the courage to play this game, and I’m finally in! Continue reading

Cheap Amiibos!? No Ian! NO!

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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t attracted to Amiibos before. I can understand that this is Nintendo’s response to Activision’s SkyLanders and Disney’s Infinity toy lines. Nintendo incorporated NFC into the Nintendo WiiU gamepad, and originally UbiSoft were going to have their own line of NFC based toys for their RayMan Legends game for the WiiU. But on launch Nintendo didn’t have the software ready on time for the NFC sensor, and Ubisoft delayed the Rayman game. That however didn’t stop Nintendo from learning a thing or two from the market and making their own set of toys for the Smash Bros game. Then making them compatible with other Nintendo titles later on.

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I might not understand the Amiibo toys, but that doesn’t mean I never had any action figures. As a kid I had He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and GI Joe toys. Eventually I stopped getting into them, and they we’re left at my grandparents house where my younger cousins would play with them. Continue reading

GreatBitVlog 11: Pickups

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Today I got myself a whole handful of games, ranging from new to used at a pretty good price!

It was a good bargain find if I do say so myself! the whole lot came to about £40. Granted it wasn’t an awesome carboot sale moment. But when the mornings are dark, making carboot sales suck, it’s nice to get bargains from website and charity shops!

Did you find any bargains recently? Did you get anything from the GamesCollection’s January sale? Do you know any charity shops with awesome games in them? Tell me in the comments below!

What you should play: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!

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In 2005, Japan was treated to an awesome game that got so popular in the import scene that Nintendo took notice of it. That game was Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! Push! Hot Blooded! Cheer Team. This is a rhythm game based on Japanese cheer leading, which is done by males rather than females. Ouendan is typically performed at school sports events, but it is sometimes performed by request by those who are in need of encouragement and motivation.

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The End of Club Nintendo

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I received a message this morning from Whatsapp that Nintendo is going to be discontinuing Club Nintendo in September this year. Back in 2002, UK Nintendo owners could join up to VIP 24:7, which changed it’s name to it’s Japanese, Club Nintendo, in 2007. Nintendo included codes in their games and consoles, when submitted to the Club Nintendo site you earn points, these points could then be redeemed for things like games, Wii Shop points and merchandise. I managed to get myself a Zelda Bonus disc, and I got a copy of the Game & Watch collection on the DS from Vipp. He was awesome to give me his spare copy!

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Nintendo Direct January 2015 Report

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Nintendo today broadcast another Nintendo Direct, the first one of 2015. There were a few new announcements, and lots of details about the official western release of the New 3DS.

Here’s the full Nintendo Direct broadcast for Europe and UK. It’s about 40 minutes long. However I’ll be providing each trailer down below with a paragraph for each one. Continue reading

Awesome week in downloadables for Euro WiiU/3DS users!

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According to Nintendo Life, some fantastic games will appear this week on the eShop for UK and European WiiU and 3DS owners!

Firstly is the already announced After Burner II 3D on the 3DS. A part of the second wave of 3D Sega titles, After Burner II will appear first in this week’s eShop update on Thursday. After Burner, just like Space Harrier, is one of many Yu Suzuki Sega title that I would love to experience in stereoscopic 3D. Continue reading

GreatBitVlog 10: Early New 3DS, A $300 Controller and Awesome Charity Streams!

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Today’s been an interesting one. Nintendo is going to sell Nintendo fans New 3DSs before launch day. Mad Catz is releasing a $300 Bluetooth mobile controller. And there’s awesome stuff going on at Twitch as Games Done Quick do their AGDQ 2015 Charity Stream!

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