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Annihilate the squishies

Male, 18, United Kingdom

Tue 18th March, 2014

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BLPs commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

Delay of third wave in February. Or fourth wave, if you are in the UK. Rather than referring to them as waves, why not just say which amiibo? Wave 3 here means something different to wave 3 in the US, so we can't be sure what's cancelled or delayed.

Wave 3, in the US, is all the Megaman and Sonic stuff, while Wave 3 here is Lucario and a couple of others.



BLPs commented on Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PA...:


I've sent people here to see sales data who stayed to see what is going on in the world of Nintendo and so on, who never owned a Nintendo console. This site will, by virtue of the internet, be viewed by people who never even heard of Nintendo. Over 7 billion people in the world, it will happen, probably multiple times.

Hell, I read PureXbox, believe it or not. I've never owned a Microsoft gaming console. Yet I can still view the site.

That's like saying you have to be a Christian to go into a Church. It means more if you're a Christian but it doesn't matter if you just want to go in and see the culture, you know?



BLPs commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:


If it makes you feel better, yes, his words have some basis. Sure it's not good to see staff saying it but still.

Yes, the British gaming public is incredibly miserable. All throughout my school life it was FIFA and FPS games. Myself and many others I know got physically bullied for playing Nintendo games. When that happens, what do we do? We try and stop that? The simplest way is not going out and buying Nintendo products.

I personally think the blame is on Nintendo, but for reasons that are simply a reaction to things caused by AAA companies. When your fans stop spending and buying on high streets, due to the unnervingly common bullying issue I mentioned stemming from the hatred of lighter games generated by the AAA market, they're going to lose faith in the region.

Due to the pushing of the genres by Sony and MS, people like me fell out of place with Nintendo from fear. It moves on and on and steamrolls so that eventually the sales drop.

I can also blame PEGI. The increased costs of development they impose just to release here, as shown with Shovel Knight this can even lead to delays, all for a rating system that as we know, doesn't even go noticed. If that stuff was enforced over just being there to fill label space like it seems, then those kids back when I was 11+ wouldn't have played those games, and then wouldn't have looked down and made so many people miserable, leading to this steamroll problem.

And before the hatred rolls in, ask anyone you know if they were bullied for liking Pokémon, or Mario, or Zelda.



BLPs commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

Yeah I'm noticing this. But that's why I have the Nintendo Store! Pre-orders are earlier than from retailers (Which are usually day before release), prices are constant and set by what Nintendo recommends and not inflated, and it's much better customer service.

And yet everyone I know moans I own a Wii U and 3DS and don't have another console or PC. Welcome to Britain, where you play FPS and Sports or get out.

I actually think a survey should be done for kids who get teased for what they buy. I know that was something that greatly influenced my spending patterns once upon a time...these things might correlate.



BLPs commented on Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discount...:

MM Zero not in the EU, and X4/X5 not in the EU on PSN....Christ.

Well no, Capcom at least releases them within a couple of months on Nintendo services. Sony just spouts bull about finding a good quality, none glitched region appropriate copies, when the Spyro trilogy took 2 years and it's the US versions with musical slowdown.



BLPs commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

Well if you go on the Nintendo UK Store, stock seems to be holding up well, and in retailers the shelf space (Such as GAME) is next to, or none existent.

I recall hearing the Gamestop, the NA branch of the chain, wasn't stocking much for Nintendo due to it not bringing in the crowds, especially for midnight releases, and that it was actually due to being paid by competitors.

Then again who cares? Online shopping straight from Nintendo!



BLPs commented on Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers F...:


Hey, I think games should be fun too. The sooner the dudebro mentality drops from the forefront so fun comes back, I'll be a happier guy, not going to lie.

I do find games fun. I do lots of things regarding games and I really, really want to do charity related things in the near future regarding games too, now I have the tech for it.

But then, as I said, I'm on the other side of gaming most of the time. The less fun more...methodical? I get the privilege of sitting in front of Unity and losing my mind, or sitting before Photoshop and being forced to make masterpieces. That is less fun when you are like me, just starting out, than when you have the experience and knowledge of what works for you. And I'm very sorry I'm letting that mentality slip out here.



BLPs commented on Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers F...:

@Damo @Einherjar

Nintendo culture is fun? I guess so. I get my jollys out of some Mario or Smash, sure.
Perhaps I am too far into the other side of the video game industry now. Too much work, not enough fun. Sounds like a degree in Games Design to me. Damn expensive too. I need to play more games but, alas one lacks the time.



BLPs commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

"This is NintendoLife's Top 10 Worst Designed Pokémon, by me, one person"


And then...well, you said arse to start, were immature enough to state that Castform, based on a cloud, looked like an arse, and your reason for MegaAlakazam was...spoooooooonnnnssssss.

Okay, okay. I said it once before and got hell for it, but I'll say it again. What is wrong with this site?

One moment it's Nintendo coverage and pieces of debate, then suddenly you have a storm of comments saying "Couldn't resist a lady huh?" and then follow that weeks later with a piece that genuinely starts with "Sonic games have been bad in recent years", which seems to ignore the past entries from 2008 onwards that were developed by Sonic Team, almost as if it was fact that you cant enjoy any Sonic game without being reminded of slip ups by third parties many many years ago.

And then you have....this. A simple video yes, which is an opinion peace that speaks for the whole staff using just one person's opinions, and to top it all off with "Generation V Pokémon are poorly designed" just brings back that issue earlier regarding Sonic. It's like someone can't enjoy something without, for whatever reason, being reminded of slip-ups that are purely objective.

So on that note, I shall return the favour.

Metroid Other M had a bad story and a poorly implemented upgrade system.
Super Mario Sunshine had horrible voice acting and implications of Peach somehow having Bowser's child (She thought about it, you all saw it)
The Unholy Triforce of games, and Hotel Mario, existed, therefore, I shall remind you of these games whenever Mario is brought up, even though they happened in the 90s and people attempt to move on.
Pokémon Generation 1 was a glitchy mess.
New Super Mario Bros. is actually 4 games across two console generations all taking from Super Mario Bros 3., which gets boring.

Do you see how irritating it gets? I'm down for opinion pieces, don't get me wrong it beats basic journalism pieces (It gets stale), but when it goes from ogling women to reminding people Sonic had bad games 8 years ago, to one man representing a site that is widely viewed who comes out with "Gen 5 Pokémon are poorly designed", you aren't being objective journalists reporting on current things, rather you are stating your opinion as though it was fact.

People come to this site, for the journalistic facts, and regardless of saying "It's my opinion, and mine alone", people are going to take these as facts because it was they expect from the site, especially one it's just one man speaking for the whole team of staff who for all we know could think entirely differently.

If you are going to do opinion pieces, maybe make it a group thing so the staff as a whole can give it, then it becomes representative of NintendoLife. But seriously, stick mainly to journalism, please?



BLPs commented on Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in ...:


Well if I am mis-informed, then be pleasant about it. Don't go around calling me an idiot and just say, in a polite manner, you forgot about this piece of information, therefore...and so on.

Doing what you did was claiming superiority by stating I know nothing and that I was an idiot, and then stating some of the things I had presented was "Complete horseshe".



BLPs commented on Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in ...:


Look what happens when someone presents a logical conclusion using only the information given on this page as a counter-argument to the Nintendo hate.

Why do I even comment on this god-forsaken site? All I do is get merry hell for it -.-



BLPs commented on Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in ...:


You know why that might be?

I have never heard of Sky3DS until you mentioned it. I've heard about NINJHAX because it's been so widely reported, the guy won't stop flapping his lips about it, and the fact the method of causing it is widely known. So do you know what that means? All Nintendo had to do was go online, find a single page, and boom they know how to fix it.

A flashcart however, is a physical device and not a software exploit. That requires lengthy legal action over a simple software patch. -.-



BLPs commented on Out Today: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphir...:

Sooo....midnight release and everything and...I can't get into it. I don't know why. I just can't. There is...something here that just kills the experience for me. What has changed with Pokémon between Generation 5 and 6, that makes me just drop out and play something else after only 20 minutes?

Seriously, that's not rhetorical, I don't know.



BLPs commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@RainbowGazelle Thanks for the backing. I don't often get that.

Sonic Team are on the right track, as the main developers of the series. Colours, Generations and Lost World are all great games. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the Unleashed formula cycle return.

Unleashed - Two styles, see which is liked more, filter out the bad stuff.
Colours - Take the preferred style shown in the last game, tweak it, make it it's own game and give an experience based solely around what was liked when the new style was tested.
Generations - Anniversary game that brings the formula to it's height.

Who is to say Lost World isn't the Unleashed of the next three games leading up to the 25h anniversary in 2016? Need I remind everyone that There was two years between the 15th anniversary and Unleashed, then two years to Colours, and finally a year later came Generations. Lost World came two years after the 20th anniversary, so Sonic Team might have found a cycle that works.



BLPs commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

Christ on a bendy bus I'm depressed enough already.

I'm done with this God-forsaken fanbase that can't seem to accept anything. Sonic 4, believe it or not, was getting there slowly, iterating every time and getting that bit better but somehow even WITH fan input on how Episode 2 should play, they found it worse. Why? Hell do I know.

Mario has been reusing level ideas since 2007. Want the best example? 3D Land. Does everyone hate it? No? Why? Is it because Mario is immune to negativity? To be honest I found the second half of the game to be an entire slog fest in the special worlds offering almost nothing new apart from Luigi.

I'm stepping away from this site, which this week has somehow managed to depress me more than my own personal problems (Well done NL. That really is an achievement.) and I'm just gonna say stuff it. I already cancelled my pre-orders of Pokémon and Smash. I have got better things to do than listen to some guy who lives on Happy Meals remind me like everyone else (Even in my close circle of friends) that Sonic Boom exists, Sonic sucks, and that somehow my childhood is full of mediocrity.

On that note, who wants all my games consoles?



BLPs commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

sighs I didn't read this based on the first line alone.

Sonic Colours was a well received game. Sonic Generations too. Lost World less so. Boom was poorly received. So was Sonic 06, and Shadow the Hedgehog.

But what all do these games have in common?

Sega's once-venerable Sonic the Hedgehog series has become a bit of a punchline in the gaming industry in recent years. at the start of every single review.

I've been with the series my entire life, through the ups and downs. I do NOT need to be reminded everytime I go to someone's opinion. What if every Mario review started with There have been 4 games with the word New in them, or if a Metroid game started with Other M happened. That doesn't really tell me if the direction the review is going.

It genuinely says, in this case, for the past X years we like reminding you that something happened, the review is down there somewhere.

Shadow the Hedgehog is a game that soon will be 10 years old. That's not recent. I wasn't recently 8 years old, it was 10 years ago too. What on Earth counts as recent? Hell let's say it. The Bible was recent too.



BLPs commented on Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Mi...:

Has there ever been a reason given for the delay to the EU? Surely all the language options are in the US/AU versions too...and didn't they say worldwide releases would be a standard from XY onwards?

Ah good old GameFreak. Backpedaling faster than an Olympian.



BLPs commented on Sonic Boom Exploit Allows Players to Skip Larg...:


Well let's all jump on the we're screwed train once again shall we? No? Why the hell not?

I'm going to just disappear, stop myself from cleaning my flatmates mess in the kitchen from their endless parties (Room inspections tomorrow) and instead try very hard to focus on designing games instead of thinking about the endless negativity of the useless human race.




BLPs commented on Sonic Boom Exploit Allows Players to Skip Larg...:

"Quick lets blame SEGA"

SEGA publish Sonic games.

Sonic Team make the other Sonic games.

This game was made entirely by Big Red Button, and it is their first game IIRC.

So why are we blaming SEGA who DIDN'T program this? 0-o



BLPs commented on Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Do...:


Well...yeah the next one is being made by the same people who made Generations...that's Sonic Team. Those behind Sonic Boom are Big Red Button, who are the first developers to take on a console Sonic game that wasn't co-developed by Dimps.