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AlexOlney commented on Video: Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super ...:
AlexOlney commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:
@Inkling And I shan't forget it!
AlexOlney commented on Feature: Meet The Playable Cast Of Hyrule Warr...:
Darunia's not getting the love he deserves. Sort it out, internet.
AlexOlney commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:
@BLPs Think of it as an investment. When you're playing Smash Bros. you're not doing expensive things like drinking, partying, and coursework.
@BLPs Hey, it's not stopping me!
AlexOlney commented on Rock Zombie Is Bringing Hard Rock And Side-Scr...:
Could do with a serious layer of polish, and I think the camera's shudder upon every hit is a bit superfluous, but otherwise looks like an interesting venture.
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekai Plate" Changeab...:
This opens up huge possibilities for third parties.
AlexOlney commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:
I honestly don't think the size of the little circle nipple is much of a problem - anyone who's played a game with the Circle Pad Pro will know that it's not exactly used for precision.
I will almost definitely be getting the new XL, I just wish the coloured buttons were on it as well.
AlexOlney commented on Review: Amida's Path (DSiWare):
"Alongside truthfully companions"
AlexOlney commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:
@PvtOttobot It means it's so surprising that the word 'surprising' doesn't justify it.
AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:
I feel that this may well be one of the most positive steps Nintendo have ever taken – they've responded to modern trends in gaming and then blown everyone's expectations out of the water by doing it in the fairest way I can think of. It benefits Nintendo and it benefits us, the price is extremely reasonable and therefore will most likely be a roaring success, leading to more DLC like this for future games.
AlexOlney commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:
I'm gobsmacked at the price, EA would ask for 20 weekly installations of £1.99 and then another £1.99 to remove the adverts that don't disappear unless you shout 'I love Dr Pepper' into the microphone.
AlexOlney commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:
This was certainly a surprise to read first thing in the morning.
AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:
I think @antdickens has it right. If Nintendo and other games companies offered more options for playing these old games it would reduce the amount these devices are used enormously.
I have mixed feelings about the matter overall, there are those who use these devices to play games they own but with more convenience, and then there are people who use these products to avoid paying for games. Former is good, latter is bad.
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:
AlexOlney commented on Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Cu...:
@Link506 Whilst Meta Knight's shuttle loop is different, we don't know any specific mechanics of how it will be different from before, hence why I said that his moves were 'largely' the same
As soon as we know something, you lot will!
AlexOlney commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:
Sunshine, plain and simple. The controls were tight, and it really added to have the new FLUDD mechanics. I'm also slightly biased because of nostalgia.
@NintendoFan64 @Porky To be honest all he needs a little bit of balancing, and as long as they make sure his up special isn't as overpowered we should be in business.
AlexOlney commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:
@ekreig This guy know what's up.
AlexOlney commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:
@cfgk24 @emptytheory @cornishlee My intention in the comment was supposed to be a wry, sarcastic commentary against myself, but I don't think that came across.
Sorry to have caused any confusion, it was indeed a mistake and it is being rectified as we speak, thanks for letting me know
@cfgk24 It's a freak of English all right, but trust me, I've got a degree in it!
I may have to include it in the book I'm not going to not have not written by me:'When idioms and grammar collide'
AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:
She has been sexualised, it's true, but I think the only problem in this regard was how she was shown in Other M. In every other game she's been silent, (generally) alone on her mission and had to overcome enormous obstacle by herself, which was a fantastic depiction of a strong female character. Other M made her suddenly have to work alongside a load of men making her stand out like a sore thumb as if to make a note of the fact that she's 'still strong compared to these chaps'. The idea of her being a lone bounty hunter out for herself and not some whiny Tomb Raider reboot Lara Croft is what made her character so great – she was so subtly portrayed even in the later games that if you took out all the direct references to her sex you could easily be mistaken for thinking she was a man or (as I thought when I was 8 and first played Metroid 2) a robot.
Samus is a fantastic character, these costumes do not overtly sexualise her more than any other character, just don't let Team Ninja have a go at another Metroid game.
AlexOlney commented on WayForward is at the Reigns of Another Adventu...:
I must admit I really enjoyed Explore the Dungeon etc.. I played through the whole thing with a friend over the course of about six months and we had really good fun with it. The thing many reviews complained about was its low difficulty, but I can guarantee you that the difficulty increases tenfold later on, particularly once you unlock the Nightosphere.
AlexOlney commented on Capcom Confirms Shark 'Laser' for Monster Hunt...:
Are we sure it's not a mutated sea bass?
AlexOlney commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:
@River3636 That's such an appropriate comment to go with your profile picture.
@rjejr What can I say? Sometimes hyperbole just runs away with you!
AlexOlney commented on Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to A...:
@Jazzer94 We're more alike than we know.
AlexOlney commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:
@PLATINUM7 We felt it was worth pointing out!
AlexOlney commented on These Felyne-Themed 3DS XL Accessories are Lud...:
@Morphbug @Artwark They're Japan exclusives at the moment, but you can order them through Play-Asia as stated in the article, and of course they're completely compatible with Western systems
Guys, think twice before downloading this update, I just did and this happened:
AlexOlney commented on Dolphin Up is Joining the Sea of Wii U eShop G...:
@smikey The name 'killer whale' is actually originally from a bad translation, where the locals who lived near the creatures referred to them as 'whale killer'.
AlexOlney commented on Expect a 'Shocking' New Pokémon Project on 24...:
@GamerZack7 A good point! You could even go so far as to argue that Pokémon Channel was barely even a game!
@AndyWARbear We simply don't know, we'll simply have to wait and see what they tell us.
AlexOlney commented on Expect a 'Shocking' New Pokémon Project on 26...:
@RainbowGazelle Just testing you all. Honest
AlexOlney commented on Weirdness: Check Out this LEGO Bob-Omb Battlef...:
AlexOlney commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:
I'd love the opportunity to play Galaxy with a Pro Controller, as unlikely as it is.
AlexOlney commented on Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Hel...:
@dequesi It can already be done using Plex. It's cumbersome but it works!
AlexOlney commented on Sonic Boom Games Now Have Their Official Europ...:
I must admit it reminds me a lot of the old comics, the world just feels a bit more believable than more recent games where it's basically Earth.
AlexOlney commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:
I think 'Ringlet' would be a better name, as it's almost synonymous with 'Link' if you think about it.
AlexOlney commented on Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discou...:
So many hyperlinks...
AlexOlney commented on Meta Knight Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. on...:
@SockoMario To be fair, he didn't say WHEN it was confirmed
AlexOlney commented on Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokém...:
Mega Audino seems a bit noncommittal to me.
I like Mega Slowbro.
AlexOlney commented on Project CARS Limited Edition & Pre-Order Bonus...:
To everyone asking, yes this is confirmed for Wii U. You can see this box art on the site alongside box art for all the other platforms:
AlexOlney commented on Shapes of Gray is Aiming to Bring Less Colour ...:
@ZeroZX_Dev 50ft of Grey is an entirely different book.
AlexOlney commented on Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for...:
Love a bit of Scram Kitty. Thumb-blisteringly unforgiving but it's so nice to have a real challenge.
AlexOlney commented on Sean Bean Declares His Head is 'A Bit Square' ...:
@Bacon_Gal_Blaze I would have stepped over my own grandmother to report this. Luckily I didn't have to.
AlexOlney commented on Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alt...:
@Technosphile Better to have it and not want it than want it and not have it.
AlexOlney commented on Target Blast Mini-Game Blows Up on Super Smash...:
AlexOlney commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:
Excluding nostalgia, my list would most likely be:
10. Adventure of Link9. Twilight Princess8. Phantom Hourglass7. Minish Cap6. Link to the Past5. Link Between Worlds4. Ocarina of Time3. Link's Awakening2. Majora's Mask1. Wind Waker
I haven't actually played the other games (except Skyward Sword, which I just couldn't get along with) but I'm desperate to and would buy them if I had the money to do so.
AlexOlney commented on Another Hyrule Warriors Live Stream is Schedul...:
@Splatom I think it's safe to say Smash will be getting just as much coverage closer to its release - particularly the Wii U version as it's Nintendo trying to sell what is essentially the same game with different features.
AlexOlney commented on Cooking Mama Will Sizzle up North American She...:
Tomorrow Never Fries.