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Fri 30th May, 2014

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Charlosa commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Nice one @hybridseed :-)
It's just a shame that you had to go to such lengths to beat the scalpers... And while my email from Nintendo did technically arrive in time to have ordered Thursday's Amiibo's, that was totally dependent on my being able to receive it, read it and get online to order them there and then...
Don't get me wrong I'm really pleased that Amiibo is so popular and must be giving Ninty some extra money to play with, which all being well will be turned into the sort of games Nintendo is renowned for, either directly through the cash investment or indirectly because it gets the share-holders off of the developers backs, but I can't help but wonder how much they're shooting themselves in the foot all the time with the apparent scarcity of so many of them and the negative impression it gives when the scalpers make such a clear profit from their Ninty's inability to supply the fans actual demand...



Charlosa commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Just Captain Olimar and the Woolly (Yarn) Yoshi's to go now... Cause there's no hope in hell of me finding Ness or Shulk now and it doesn't look like the Gold Mario's coming to the UK shores anytime soon (well not without a stupid £300 ticket on Amazon Marketplace anyway)



Charlosa commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Despite the website nearly breaking - I think I got all 4 :-D
At least I got an email saying I've ordered them... Damn - why should I have to feel like I've had a rush, when all I'm doing is ordering some stupid bits of plastic...



Charlosa commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Had them both in the basket and on the payment page, but had to ask myself why? Why did I want them? I'm not getting every single Amiibo; I'm cherry picking the ones that I want where I can get them and other than buying to sell somewhere down the line, I don't need them... Besides, that would just make me a scalper... So in the hope that the karma fairy will be nice to me tomorrow (those are the ones I actually want) I deleted them from my basket...



Charlosa commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

As someone who got in quick enough to pre-order the triple Amiibo bundue I'm of course happy to hear that there's so much additional single player content. However, for those not lucky enough, I can see how this could be annoying, especially if the availability of the Amiibo's becomes an issue. I can also understand the feelings of those not interested in buying a load of plastic figurines (some that are nearly impossible to get) in order to unlock certain features / modes.



Charlosa commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

There are several in the list that I want, but I'd rather take my chances with the UK Nintendo store than pay Game's overly-inflated prices... Besides the one I want the most (Captain Olimar / Pikmin) seems to not be available...



Charlosa commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders ...:

Well I'm lucky that I got in quick enough to order the triple Amiibo bundle, but I could have blown that faffing over which shirt size to go for... I knew that they'd go quickly, I just didn't realise it would be that quick... 200cc Quick!!!



Charlosa commented on Video: See for Yourself How 200cc Speed Affect...:

So looking forward to this. I personally found the sense of speed at 150cc good in MK8, so I can only imagine what 200cc will feel like.
And for all those asking for it to be brought to MK7 - that boat sailed ages ago, so if you want to join the rest of us on the Good Ship Speedy Mario, you better buy a Wii U...



Charlosa commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

Personally I think that some people are taking the Mario Kart comparison a tad too literally. Ron's not comparing it to Mario Kart, either in gameplay terms or features. For me the quote made perfect sense in that I see Mario Kart as a fun, accessible racing game. (And yes I do mean racing game – I can be as annoyed as the next person when I’m hit in the last half of the last lap by a triple whammy of Blue Spiny Shell, Red Shell and Green Shell, but it still takes skilled racing to win most races, especially online.)

Likewise I’m seeing Splatoon as a fun, accessible shooting game. Something more akin to the Plunger Gun mini games in Rayman Raving Rabbids, than say COD, but a style of gaming that actually interests me more. That’s why I’m looking at Splatoon with great interest, because apart from anything I’ll be able play it in front of the Mrs without getting the “look” for all the violence, blood and gore on the television screen ;-)



Charlosa commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

After time spent tracking down the trilogy copy and getting it at normal retail price from Tesco a few years back, I'm not upset about it coming to the Wii U for the £8.99 price. Day 1 purchase for my Wii U any day of the week and would still buy the HD remastered copy thereafter if they ever made it.

Boo hoo for the ebay/Amazon Marketplace profiteers ;-)



Charlosa commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

Slightly off-topic but still Amiibo related.
I'm not sure whether intentional or a mess up but despite the 2nd wave of Amiibo's still showing a 19th December release here in the UK, I've just spotted the entire 2nd wave range to buy in the Westfield Stratford branch of Game... I'd have bought one or two but some of them are on my Christmas list so will just have to wait and see what Santa brings ;-)



Charlosa commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

I love my Link Amiibo and plan on picking up several more for both play and collecting, but I am concerned about how well it'll sell here in the UK. I popped into a branch of Game at the weekend and spotted that they had a large double-sided Nintendo poster in the shop window, showing Amiibo and Smash Bros. So far so good, except upon walking into the branch, I found the large Skylanders and Infinity displays opposite each other as soon as you walk in the store, but no Amiibo. I then asked a member of staff whether they had any Amiibo, to which I get a blank expression and a request to state the product name again. Another attempt to say Amiibo is equally met with confusion. Only after pointing at the poster do I get a positive response advising that they're behind the tills at the back of the store...

Of course as an informed gamer I'm in a position to make an informed buy from elsewhere, but there's plenty of parents / kids who rely on the supposed knowledge of dedicated video games stores such as Game and if the staff there don't even know what Amiibo is (or maybe how to pronounce it - it was in Dartford after all) it's no surprise that Nintendo sometimes struggle to sell there products...

Of course it also doesn't help when the Stratford City Westfield Game branch doesn't even have a working Wii U demo model, while the other consoles all work perfectly well...

God, I do hate Game at times but certainly view them as a nescesary evil, as they often carry the limited edition versions of the games, which Amazon dont often have...



Charlosa commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

@Frapp You don't have to wait until December for the rip off merchants - GamesPot have already got it listed on Marketplace for £199.99 + £4.08 delivery - I so hope everyone ignores that ******'s listing, no matter how desperate they may feel to get the now sold out on both Game and Nintendo Store First Print edition (as you might be able to tell from my tone I also missed out on the First Print - C'est la vie).
Instead have ordered the £31.85 pre order price from Amazon as it's still showing that it includes Bayonetta 1 - so if it turns out down the line it doesn't I can always cancel and order the Special Edition anyway... Ho Hum



Charlosa commented on Guide: Getting Started in Mario Kart 8:

Likewise Thistle - Just spoke with Yodel and not only did I get an apology, but I was advised that apparently the lorry heading from Manchester to their Enfield depot broke down. I got the impression that the lorry was pretty much only carrying items from the same company related to my delivery and the lady did confirm that there were a number of other people in the same boat as me - So my guess would be the company can only be Nintendo and it's their stock of MK8 deliveries for those of us in London and the South East that ordered it from the Nintendo Store... :( At least they offered a pre 12pm tomorrow - Let's hope they can deliver (every pun intended)...