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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 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.



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

I love racing games but ever since I got Gran Turismo 5/6 I have lost interest in all other racing games because I believe they can't come close. I used to love the F1 racing games from Codemaster but now I think they are second rate.

I don't think Project CARS is going to be any good. How can Slightly Mad Studios compete with the giants of racing game developers like Polyphony Digital or Turn 10 Studios? I can't see it.

Please 360 owners I couldn't give a toss about Forza, I had 1,2 & 4 and they're alright but I'm firmly in the GT camp so I don't want to know.



Blue-Thunder commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

Don't Nintendo own most of the company shares? Them and Hiroshi Yamauchi's family.

I'm guessing here but maybe 25% of the company is owned by outside investors. You know the guys that think it would be a smart move if Nintendo started making games for rival platforms.

It would generate fast cash now, which would suit the investors, they would be quid's in. Long term it would be catastrophic. They don't care about Nintendo they care about themselves.

Luckily their vote doesn't count for didly squat.



Blue-Thunder commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

Am I missing something here? I thought only a handful of people were let backstage to see Starfox. Unless you're one of the select few, how the heck have you formed the opinion that you're not impressed with a game that you never seen or played? Please give us a break.



Blue-Thunder commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

That message has got a lot bigger in the last couple of minutes :-). What you consider the 'truth' and what's happening are probably two different things.

Nintendo are doing what they always do, making consoles and making good games. On this site Nintendo have said they are not looking for new IPs because every style of gameplay they need to explore they can do with the IPs and characters they have. You see this as a weakness which I find strange.

You coming across like someone who hasn't really been playing Nintendo games.



Blue-Thunder commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I think another reason parents probably opt to buy their kids a tablet is they probably think it will help with the child's education.

I don't like tablet games and don't see them as competition for console gaming. Parents buy kids tablets, that's it. It's a bit like saying kids are spending more time on bicycles than consoles. Are bicycles in direct competition with consoles?



Blue-Thunder commented on Satoru Iwata Recovering From Surgery To Remove...:

He is a very lucky man the growth was spotted. I know I complained about his management direction but I've changed my mind, he is a good leader for Nintendo and he is following Hiroshi Yamauchi's way of thinking.

I don't think he'll be sorry he has to miss the AGM I know I'd hate something like that. :-)