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Male, 45, Netherlands

Fri 19th February, 2010

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Boshar commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already I...:

Just ordered mine. I tried to order yesterday but my Credit card was denied. Today I got an email from Nintendo that stated they had some technical problems, they made there excuses and indicated that it would now be possible to order.

I understand when people that didn't get the invite are bitter but I think it all has to do with if you fit their criteria. I was a first day adapter of the original 3DS, I registered everything via Club Nintendo. Because of the price drop I got Nintendo Ambassador status, I downloaded all the ambassador games and the Ambassador certificate. Later I got a 3DS XL and I transferred all the games and my certificate to that machine. Most importantly of all (I think) I gave Nintendo permission to send me their newsletters. If you opt out of those you will never get any of these deals.

I think the only other perk I got from the ambassador thing is the limitless Super Smash Bros. demo codes for 3DS. At least that is how it worked for me in the Netherlands.

Even if Nintendo has more bundles available than there are interested ambassadors it would be hard to come up with extra criteria who to include next. Also bear in mind that the official launch price for the new 3DS is estimated to be around 170 EUR. So Nintendo is still up to its old tricks of getting extra money from their most loyal fans ;-).



Boshar commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

The game just came to late. I wasn't even aware that it was out until I read about de DX update. It's nice of him to update the Wii version and this statement put to rest the do I buy it on Wii or do I wait for the Wii u update uncertainty.

I had some club Nintendo stars that expire at the end of the month so I exchanged those for Nintendo points and got the game. I can't imagine playing this on a 3DS. Some of the sprites are tiny!



Boshar commented on Digital Foundry Gives Its Take on Watch Dogs f...:

I have the game (eShop version) and sure sometimes there is slowdown, especially when you like DF create a gigantic pileup of police cars and then use your grenade launcher to create havoc. But in normal use the game is very playable. Playing the game on the gamepad the frame rate somehow feels faster but I'm assured by more technically minded people that 'm seeing things that are not there. In my personal experience the only other open world game on the Wii U Lego City Undercover has more frame rate problems then Watch_Dogs.

Up til now I have clocked more then 22 hours playing the game. I like it beter then Assassins Creed (III & IV) and while GTA V (played on PS3) is technicaly overall the beter game I prefer the Watch_Dogs play style. The great thing in Watch_Dogs is the on foot combat and the way you are totally free to solve the missions any way you like. Most people go in guns blazing shooter style and will quikly go back to GTA V but when you like the stealth approach you wil learn to appreciate the way this game works. Hacking the environment. Taking down guards one by one. Planing an ambush on a criminal convoy. I love this stuff.

Lets put it very simple. When I finally buy a PS4 I will get Watch_Dogs immediately. I will buy GTA V eventually but that will be after I have finished play Watch_Dogs for a second time. The game play in Watch_Dogs is underrated and I will not get a cheaper PS3 version the has a slightly beter frame rate at the cost of lots of screen tearing.



Boshar commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

Not dead yet! ;-)

But on a more serious side I'm really happy with my Wii U. A lot of the games released this year are ' my kind of games'. Love Hyrule Warriors. Eagerly waiting for Bayonetta.

On top of that the eShop promotions are interesting. Just upgrade DC (had it on Wii so just 1,25 to upgrade!) and then proceed to buy the digital version of Tropical Freeze with a nice discount. Somehow this system works, the Hyrule Warriors promotion left me with more old school Zelda games then I would otherwise buy.

Sure we're missing out on 3rd party releases and we always want more AAA Nintendo releases but form me money's no problem if PS4 or XBone have a truly great game I can buy it in an instant but uptil now there is no system seller release for me on those platforms. I rater consolidate my game library of excellent past en present games on the Wii U.



Boshar commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

De demo does a good job of teaching you the basics and gives a great taste of the first part of the game. I will treasure my 15 times startup limit. Damn you Nintendo I can only start this once every day I have to wait for the full game ;-)



Boshar commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

Not interested in playing a bad port that will cost more than the game currently costs on other platforms and as an icing on the cake no DLC.

Watch Dogs will sell really really bad on Wii U and the only party to blame in this debacle is UBIsoft.



Boshar commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I think 7 Euro for a GBA title is very reasonable. I already bought Advance Wars an Golden Sun while I have the original carts and a system to play them on (even have a Gamecube and GBA player so I could already play them on my TV).

The save point system, control options, digital manual & conveniance are worth it. Beats searching the internet on shady sites and mucking about with emulators .



Boshar commented on Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U i...:

Damn you Nintendo. I have the GBA cart but at that price I will also buy it for Wii U.

Now if they also release it on 3DS I can buy it a 3rd time. I have the ambassador Fire Emblem (the sacred stones) and it needs company 😉



Boshar commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (Europe):

I sold 4 of my disc versions. When I include the Premium points 'cash back'. My switch to digital costs me 11 Euro for 4 games (AC III, AC IV, Rayman and Splinter Cel). Feels good.



Boshar commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

DAYUM! Still know the titlesong from this game. And poor Dana Plato. I played this on the Sega CD. Ground Zero: Texas is a similar game but is way better then Night trap. But games are atrocious by todays standards. Nobody needs a remake of this.



Boshar commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (Europe):

Oh dear. My external 2TB HDD was just waiting for these discounts. I have the disc versions for a lot of these but at these prices! You can't beat the convenience of having it al available in the Wii U menu.

Going to need a Wii U menu update soon. Bring us folders! The menu is getting too cramped.



Boshar commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

"[IF] your original just "bricked" on you, then you're out of luck anyway (and presumably, there go your Virtual Console and eShop purchases...buh-bye). So basically this news DOESN'T CHANGE A THING."

Not true, you would need to contact Nintendo and supply them with details of your original hardware an your Nintendo ID. They will transfer your games and credit to a new machine.



Boshar commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

Great to know I can switch Wii U's iff my original starts acting ' funny'. Who knows maybe there are som nice special Wii U's on the horizon to make upgrading worthwhile.

The best feature IMO is that you can simply switch your external HDD after the transfer. I have a large external HDD so I won't need to re-download any content.

Okay its not 100% like Sony and Microsoft do it but we now have cross buy (EU / Squids Odyssey) and can use our Nintendo ID's to switch machines keeping all our content. Only problem left is if the original hardware dies in which case you need to contact Nintendo. We made a lot of progress these last few months. It will only get better.



Boshar commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I don't have a PS4 and its because I have a PS3 and more then 1 year PS+ membership behind me. That gives you a backlog of AAA games (Sony and multiplat) that will take hours to game through.

Now when I look at the PS4 in the stores here and I look at which games are available there is absolutely no reason to get a PS4 now. I buy new games for the Wii U. Play the PS+ free titles on the PS3. And I have a few select PS3 games (GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption, GT6). The PS4 - at the moment - has nothing going for it.

And don't get me started about the X-Box One...



Boshar commented on Review: Squids Odyssey (3DS eShop):

Looked like a nice game so I went ahead and bought it to encourage Nintendo to offer more cross buy titles. I'm guessing that digital distribution is more important in Europe. Nintendo is losing shelf space in the brick and mortar stores here. Tomodachi Lives is not available in stores here and I live in a big city. Last month I added a USB hard-drive to the Wii U and my 3DS XL got a larger SD Card. I wished Nintendo was further with the catchup to the digital age. Can't wait till Cross Buy and game binding to accounts are the norm. I'm ready and Nintendo has the games I like. Just wish they would hurry these changes.



Boshar commented on Nintendo of Europe Gives Free Retail Game to 3...:

Wow and al this on my birthday. Thanks Nintendo!

Its clear they want to now their customers e-mail addresses and they want us in the eShop. Giving away a free game pretty much guarantees we will do our best to find the eShop and download a game. They are hoping we will come back after that.

The same promotion for the original 3DS would create problems because of the small SD Storage. Sure you can upgrade but for most common customers thats a big hurdle.



Boshar commented on Konami Announces PES 2013 for Wii and 3DS:

I hope the 3DS versions supports the CPP. Its the only reason I skipped the 2012 version.

Its also significant that there is no Playstation Vita version announced. Maybe not so surprising when you consider recent PSV sale figures from Japan.



Boshar commented on Rumour: Analogue Stick Add-On for 3DS Revealed:

It won't win in the looks department but if the games that use this are good I will get it. Lets face it with dual analogue control we are talking about games for the core crowd. You don't have to take the Analogue cradle with you on the road. I guess the games that use it will also have a control scheme for bare 3ds use.

This is Nintendo covering all bases and making the 3ds useful for all game types.



Boshar commented on NOA: "Never Say Never," But No Plans to Bring ...:

Nintendo is letting us down big time. The release shedule for the Wii is barren, as a European I at least have Xenoblade to look forward to but I'm angry with Nintendo. It looks like they are focussing on Wii U. I have news for you Nintendo. You already have core gamers with the current Wii. They way yo are treating us now will make the Wii U a hard sell to your most loyal fans.



Boshar commented on Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D:

@warnerdan That made me think. The 3DS is another big promotor of the Mii Avatars. They will probably extend the Mii Avatars and use them in games to increase the immersion (it's great to see your own Mii in Pilot Wings). Maybe online voice chat out of the box. A motion controller which also has decent classic control options or an adaptive controller with the same touch screen from the DS for controls and of course HDTV support.



Boshar commented on Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D:

What do we expect. Nintendo opted out of HD TV output because (at the time) HD TV's where not installed in every household. There are even less 3D ready TV's in use at the moment.

I did see a PS3 with 3D game demo at a store. Its annoying to look at if you're not playing/wearing the glasses. Its a very anti social activity when you compare it to the console setups we are used to.

I experience the same with the 3DS. People will not watch what you are playing because its hard to see whats happening on screen. Less spectators being wowed means less sales. 3D games are harder to sell because of this.



Boshar commented on Angry Birds Dev Calls Nintendo Games "$49 Piec...:

I bought Angry Birds holiday seasons for € 0,80 and I feel cheated. What a non game this is. It's Tanks with an opponent that doesn't fire back. Even worse they SPAM this game to every platform they can.

And then they try to sell lots of plastic an plush toys. If Angry Birds is the future of gaming I will stop being a gamer. Its also funny they think they are a big player in the gaming market. They sell 80 cent throwaway apps. If their next game isn't in the 2% successful apps category they will make a loss on it.



Boshar commented on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars 3D:

I have this game and its the best game currently available on the 3DS. I love games like Jagged Edge an X-Com and this plays like a streamlined version of those games. The 3D helps to judge the lay of the land.

3D is not necessary but it looks so much better in 3D I rarely switch to 2D these games look great in 3D even if the gameplay does not need it.



Boshar commented on Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii):

After playing CoD online I just tried the Goldeneye online part.

Goldeneye feels strangely slow. The movement is slower and the enviroment has less details (looks sharper though). I'm used to the quicker moving & shooting in CoD and like that playstyle beter. For me the Wii version of CoD is beter then the HD CoD. Part of it is the Wii mote but also the fact that there are less player per map changes the experience. The smaller maps feel crowded on the HD CoD. I do mis the HD graphics and at one time I had to readjust to the Wii Mote. The biggest hurdle for dual analog players is that you need a lot of adjustment before the Wii Mote controls work perfectly. Default the turning is to slow and moving the pointer from the screen stops the movement. It might suit beginners but most multi format reviewers leave it at default settings and base their ´review´ on that experience.

Kind of like playing the game on the PC with a cheap low dpi mouse....



Boshar commented on Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii):


For online multiplayer I'd recommend Black Ops.

For local Multi Player Goldeneye (not available in Black Ops).

For single player I'd go for Goldeneye because you can choose between stealth and gung ho in every level (gives you a reason to play through a 2nd or 3rd time). Black Ops is mostly guns bazing action oriented. If you played the campaign once there is little to come back for.



Boshar commented on Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii):

I have Black Ops and GoldenEye. So far I prefer Black Ops for the online part.

There is another reason to play the Wii version over the HD counterparts. The Wii mote control setup! I still prefer the Wii mote above the dual analog controls (even compared to the HD consoles).

There are some strange cuts in the single player campaign. Where the HD versions have a boat trip to Laos wit lots of shooting and the Roling Stones soundtrack the Wii version gets a small boat trip with moveable machinegun crosshairs without enemies/bullets and no soundtrack. Why build a MG equiped boat and then do nothing to use it?

I quickly turned off the subtitles because it seems they interfere with the frame rate. The last mission has some strange jumps (looks like they skip a few scenes) and the 'victory' part at the end of the mission has frame drops an sound skips. I would have liked them to just leave out a few objects and concentrate on smoothness.

I stil prefer the butchered single player campaigns with Wii mote over the full HD dual analog control ones. Beter immersion for me with the pointer controls and the trimmed story plays slightly faster. (comparing MW vs MW Reflex and Black ops on XBox and Wii)



Boshar commented on Review: GoldenEye 007 (Wii):

After playing CoD: Black Ops I prefer GoldenEye in single player (a bit more freedom the choice between stealth and gung ho approach). Not enough online multi player experience to choose the best for that mode...

I can't figure out why people would want to play these FPS games with the classic controllers. My aiming is much beter with the Wii mote and the classic controller needs an extra button for running (with PS3 and X-Box the left analog stick can be pressed to run). I'm always losing valuable time when I 'm running.



Boshar commented on Reggie Wonders Where Metroid: Other M Sales We...:

Its strange. All those hardcore gamers complaining Nintendo went casual apparently gave up on Wii gaming. Its their loss. We have so many core releases this last year. My X-Box 360 is only used for Red Dead Redemption (the new Zombie DLC is great). Much more choice for the Wii at this moment.



Boshar commented on The Nintendo Era is Over, Tweets Former Final ...:

I have an iPhone. Games are realy cheap and for a while I bought a lot (too many) games om it and played on it. Now I'm back on the Wii and DSi. It was more a case of seeing whats possible, beeing awed by the great graphics and low price and after that came the painfull hands and realisation that its not that easy to game on an iPhone.

Don't get me wrong. Its great as phone, for mobile internet, e-reader and some remote sysadmining. But I tired soon enough from the games and I won't let my 9 year old son play on it either.



Boshar commented on Reggie: Innovation Is Still Nintendo's Priority:

The PS3 with move looks like a Wii with HD graphics. Its games seem to play like the 1st releases we had on the Wii or worst.

It took a while before there was a 'good' FPS control scheme on the Wii. Op PS3 most titles will still primarily be made for dual shock controllers with the Move as an option. Move is to expensive for the casual market (auround $100 for 1 controller!) where local multiplayer is king.

Natal has its own set of problems. They still have to show games without significant input lag and the Natal controller can't be used for shooters.

Yes HD graphics are nice to have. I would like them too but if the choice is between good games and graphics I choose good games!



Boshar commented on Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii De...:

Nasachi is right. Its easier tot compete with X-Box and PS3 1st party titles. Just look at that new Sega / Sonic racer. I played the Demo on X-Box live. Its a very bad Mario Kart ripp-off it can't possibly compete on the Wii but on the X-Box end PS3 it has a good chance.