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MOOD SWINGS #14
Bandai Namco gives the wrong answer.

MOOD SWINGS
By JAY TEE
23/08/18

MOOD SWINGS?

Besides being the obvious side effect to a hormonal outburst, ‘Mood Swings’ is an editorial crafted by our editor Jay Tee, alongside contributions from the JTGA team. It’s like a series of extended tweets, ranting or raving about something terrible / great that has happened in the world of gaming.

It’s a collection of random musings designed to provide a snapshot of what we’re doing, things you should be excited for, and stuff to avoid as you navigate the choppy waters of this wonderfully unpredictable hobby.

Anything, from reactions to a new game announcement, surprising breaking news, to our cat just nibbled our thumb sticks, can be found here. Each “Mood Swing” will be tagged with either a green, yellow, or red Tarp badge. This represents a visual indicator of our reaction.

FINALLY! - Thanks to a fantastic interview from Mel Magazine, it has been officially acknowledged that playing as Oddjob in N64 multiplayer classic Goldeneye 64 was, infact, cheating. This is huge news, because even though we all knew it, two of the lead developers (Karl Hilton and Mark Edmonds) have now said as much. He was just short enough to sit underneath your default aiming height. Despicable. Still, it’s cool to see two veterans of the industry having fun, and talking fondly about a game that is 20+ years old. - JAY TEE

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An over the shoulder, ‘using your own arm for aiming’ pose is something sorely lacking in modern action cinema.

LOSING STEAM? - I’m a huge fan of Nintendo. The runaway success of the Switch is only a good thing for gamers, and the industry at large. According to NPD, Switch even topped July hardware sales in 2018. Another great achievement. And yet, I feel deflated. Safe sequels (Mario Tennis: Aces, Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) and Wii U ports (Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze) have defined their recent portfolio. I long for risk taking, and fresh IP, but this sophomore year hasn’t had much of either… - JAY TEE

DICK MOVE - Bandai Namco have been catching heat for announcing premium launch day DLC for their upcoming Soulcalibur VI, which features a long requested playable character. I can’t say I disagree with the consensus here. Their response to the negativity was tone deaf, citing bad timing as the reason the character would be ready for launch but not included in the game. I’d almost prefer Tira be tied to a pre-order bonus, instead of being used for further monetization. It’s the wrong way to treat a loyal fanbase. - JAY TEE

ODDJOB (FROM GOLDFINGER)

Kirby is my main. He’s been top pick since the N64 original. Ain’t nothin’ gona be changin’ ‘ere! Apostrophe's!

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE (NS)

She has Wolverine hair. And should be free.

SOULCALIBUR VI (PS4, XB1, PC)