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Video maker, writer, time-waster

Male, 23, United Kingdom

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Wed 9th April, 2014

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AlexOlney commented on amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing ...:

This is clearly designed for younger/newer Nintendo fans that haven't experienced Nintendo's old classics before and is a perfect gateway to get them to try it out. It's not much cop for any veteran fans, but that's not who they've designed this for.

Anyway, it's free.



AlexOlney commented on Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtra...:

I decide not to use them (despite being tempted) for the simple reason that like it or not, these codes were not meant to be used yet. I'm not a fan of microtransactions and the like, but that's what Nintendo's made this game to be, and even though you can play the entire game without paying a penny, the option is there for those that want it. Nintendo is the only developer I know of that presents freemium games as fairly as they do, so you'be got to hand them some credit.



AlexOlney commented on Video: Watch the Original Master Sword and Hyl...:

@Link-Hero I understand where you're coming from, they're not quite as intricate as the stuff found in films, but nine times out of ten they're making fictional weaponry, so if they made them ultra realistic it might detract from the result.

Plus given the fact that they're probably using the YT channel as glorified advertising means they're not going to be making too much money out of it, focusing more of their time on more important projects.



AlexOlney commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

@Monado_III I reckon if there is an option to team up with friends against strangers online (and there should be), the competitive side of this game could revolve around teamwork and coordination more than simple individual skill that games like Smash focus on.

If this does happen it could be a breath of fresh air, as the only games I know of that focus on teamwork in the competitive crowd are MOBAs.



AlexOlney commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

The artwork has a definite Deviant Art vibe to it, which I can't say I care for, but the actual sprites and the gameplay look solid and incredibly satisfying. Might be picking this one up when it lands on Wii U.



AlexOlney commented on Review: Underground (Wii U eShop):

@Wes880 Straight from the horse's mouth:

"The US market is our next target: we will definitely release there. It is important for us as there are many medical institutions there that have expressed interest in using the game for training purposes. We're getting ready for US lotcheck and aim to pass it asap."



AlexOlney commented on Toys "R" Us amiibo Pre-Orders Cancelled Again:

I actually had a bit of a hiccup with the NUK Store of all places. The Villager amiibo were back in stock and I immediately ordered one with standard delivery. After a week and the day I was vacating that address came about with no sign of the cheeky little fellow, so I called up NUK to find out what exactly was going on.

After a short chat with one of the operators it was discovered that my item was lost in transit according to their system. I was given a full refund and actually ended up getting Villager for my birthday, so it all worked out splendidly.

I can't help but feel that a delivery driver got a very rare Christmas present for very little though...