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It's life Jim but not as we know it

Male, Ireland

I've been a gamer since the NES era. I'm not keen on the direction Nintendo has taken in recent years but I still believe in them.

Tue 11th March, 2008

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Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: Diddy Kong Racing:

I have played DK racing recently on Project 64 since my N64 packed in and I also still have it on catridge.

For you to say "I don't agree to agree with people having "opinions" on something that is objectively fact and not really open to "opinion"." is wrong because your actually wrong.

The track design is superior in MK64 as well, so is the music. MK64 may not have as much content as DKR but it is the better racer. A purest like me likes perfection. DK racing controls are to loose. I'm not putting down the game. I just have to stand up for what I believe. I never did time trials in DK racing because the controls are not tight enough for what I'm looking for in a game. MK64 on the other is perfect for time trials and that's when you can appreciate the incredible accurate tight controls and track design.

My favorite MK game is MK Double Dash so I'm not a MK64 nut. I am going to stand up and say "lets get a grip here, DK racing is not a better game than MK64". I'm just keeping it real dude.



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo 64x64: Diddy Kong Racing:

I can't believe the comments claiming DK racing is better than MK64. The controls are not as tight or as good as MK64 and anyone who can't see that hasn't really played MK64. The controls in MK64 are tweaked to perfection.

Sorry guys but it's wishful thinking saying this is the #1 kart racer on N64.



Blue-Thunder commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

One more thing you said "The fact that Nintendo doesn't use their own design anymore is proof of that. Sony is responsible for the modern controller".

After the N64, Nintendo designed possible the greatest pad ever the Gamecube controller. Then they designed the Wii remote and nunchuk Sony copied that as well. Lets not forget the classic controller and Wiiu pro controller and now we have the Wiiu gamepad.

You also said "Last time I checked, modern controllers look like the DualShock, not the N64 controller" The DualShock look like the DualShock, M$ Xbox controller looks totally different.

Nintendo's designs are constantly evolving. Design can't stand still.

Nintendo innovates Sony imitates.



Blue-Thunder commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

You can believe what you want. Nintendo invented the D pad, the SNES controller was the first to have shoulder buttons and featured the four button layout that all pads use today. The N64 was the first console to use an analog control stick and the first controller to have a rumble feature. There ya go Nintendo invented the modern game controller and Sony as I said copied everything they did.

Sony put 2 wings on Nintendo's design and you are giving them all the credit lol

By the way I have 2 PS3 consoles and I had a PS1 and 2 as well.



Blue-Thunder commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

The N64 controller was revolutionary at the time. I didn't know about the Sega controller. Unfortunately the control sticks didn't last very long, but when they were new, they felt sweet.

I personally think Nintendo single handedly (or at least more than anyone else) invented the modern game controller as we know it. Sony copied everything Nintendo did, or tried to. Credit where credits due.



Blue-Thunder commented on Project: Nintendo 64x64:

I love the N64. 17 years on and N64 games are highly playable. I play MK64 and F Zero X regularly.

That is why I love the Wii so much, it's a gateway to classic N64 games and Nintendo's past.



Blue-Thunder commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

I also buy Nintendo consoles for first party games only. I have to disagree with you on one point though. Dedicated gamers buy Nintendo consoles, not the other way round. The masses buy Playstation and Xbox.

Nothing wrong with Playstation, but if your a dedicated gamer and you haven't got a Nintendo your not really a dedicated gamer are ya?



Blue-Thunder commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

I have all them 5 Wiiu games on the list along with Nintendo land and Zombie U.

For some strange reason I hardly ever play Wiiu tho. I am obsessed with the Wii. I think it's the greatest console ever made.

Someday I will start playing my Wiiu but at the moment I'm having a ball with the Wii. It plays SNES, N64, Gamecube, NES and Wii. What more could I want.



Blue-Thunder commented on Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe):

"If you own either Nes remix or Nes remix 2" Ha. I bought them all already on Wii and I'm not about to buy them again.

Can anyone tell me, if I transfer my VC and Wiiware games from Wii to Wiiu, will all my games move over? N64, SNES, MD, Wiiware, Turbographics the lot?



Blue-Thunder commented on The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago:

When I bought my NES I had actually went to buy a Mega drive. I had £150 on me. I knew the MD was £150. What I didn't know was it didn't come with a game, I didn't have another £50 for a game. I seen the NES with SMB and Duck hunt in the store and bought it instead for £120.

I can remember carrying the console home that night and my then girlfriend had a face on her like a slapped arsh :-). She was probably annoyed I didn't spend the money on her. :-D

That console changed my life, for the worse.



Blue-Thunder commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

Hmmm I'm not to sure how not having a PlayStation Plus account means you must not own a PS3. I don't think gamers are buying PS4 to play PS3 remakes. That would be ridiculous when they can be got for pennies on PS3.

To have the best of both worlds gamers need a Wiiu and a PS4. M$ can buzz off. I'll get a PS4 in a year or two or three. It'll take a game like Gran Turismo 7 to get the wind behind me. :-)



Blue-Thunder commented on Video: Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out...:

I have all 3 Smash Bros games and I find the gameplay, not that enjoyable, in fact i don't even know how to play any of them properly.

It baffles me how they are so popular. I'll probably end up buying the Wiiu version so that answers that. Maybe people just buy then because of the strong line up. It is an unusual game.

The Gamecube controller build, is second to none. I can't tell you about the adaptor I'm sure it's fine.



Blue-Thunder commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

Like a lot of people here I also think it's overpriced. The game is worth €20 and not a cent more.

I'm guessing most people already have Wii sports and Nintendo want £30, not euro, for a lick of paint and online.

If I have to wait 5 years for the price to be right I will do that. I've done it before.



Blue-Thunder commented on Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwi...:

It was the use of the word belittle that set me off. I wasn't trying to put down Slightly mad Studios. I just said how can they compete with Polyphony Digital or Turn 10 Studios. Polyphony Digital and Turn 10 Studios would have massive budgets. Turn 10 Studios make the Forza games so I was giving them credit.

The reason I'm not that optimistic about Project CARS is I heard it all before but when it is released I will be paying close attention to it's reception. If it's good I'll definitely consider putting it on my list of games to buy. A game like that would require a steering wheel so the PS4 would be the best option and I don't have one yet and I don't intend on getting one for another couple of years. (GT6 is on PS3 not PS4)

Another thing that bugged me was 'I said I liked GT5/6'. I felt like I got a barrage of 'It's no good, Forza is better'. It is good in fact it's brilliant. I have the Driving Force GT wheel (It's not the best wheel on the market) but man it is good, you can almost feel the grip and the feedback is incredible.

When you are a GT5/6 fan, you just have to mention it and you are barraged by Forza fans. If someone told me they were Forza fans I would not feel the desire to try and convert them to GT. It's gets a bit boring. I'm listening to the same argument all the time 'the cars sound c%@p and no damage model'. That might be true to an extent but it doesn't bother me; I play using a 1000 watt home cinema system. The damage model argument wears pretty thin with me as well. GT5/6 is all about the handling and that is the most important aspect of a game.

Project CARS has a lot to live up to and the proof will be when it is released and judged by critics and gamers. I hope it's good, I'm not wishing the developers bad.

I know your not gullible, I was on the attack at that stage so Peace bro.



Blue-Thunder commented on Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwi...:

Wow what a negative reaction, I don't remember belittling anybody but what the heck.

I did say at the end of my message I didn't want to get into a debate about GT versus Forza but hey. Your opinion is Forza "factually did win the last few rounds according to people in the industry" lol that's a joke yeah. Forza is a game GT5/6 is a sim.

To say Project CARS "will be the game to showcase your Wii U" is a little gullible and to actually think it will be better than GT5/6 is laughable.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.