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Charlosa

Charlosa

Male, United Kingdom

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Charlosa

#1

Charlosa commented on E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed...:

Despite having bought all weapons below 10,000, I'm still running around with my trusty Tentatek Splattershot... I probably should change it up occasionally... But I do still welcome additional bits of the game being unlocked... Helps things to Stay Fresh

Charlosa

#3

Charlosa commented on Camp Miiverse is Back, and Has Extra Splatoon:

@edgedino @GumbyX84 Nothing so complicated - try this:
When you're on the Lobby page (with the appropriately Smoky status), press the HOME Button to open the HOME Menu.
Select the Miiverse icon from the HOME Menu.
From the game's Miiverse community, tap "Post."
Select the screenshot icon located in the upper-right corner.

Charlosa

#5

Charlosa commented on Two More New Weapons Are Coming To Splatoon To...:

@arronishere Not that I think it's needed, but my guess would be so some people can show the world how much better they are at Splatoon than others... Although let's face it, you can max out at 20 as a mediocre player just though time and perseverance... (Not that I'm suggesting any of the fine people on this forum would resemble that remark)

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#14

Charlosa commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Flogs Rare amiibo i...:

Just got Meta Knight, but no idea whether they had any other singles such as King Dedede or Lucina / Ike which I'm still missing...
Of course Meta Knight is now sold out... So consider myself lucky to have got even the 1...

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#16

Charlosa commented on Splatoon's Ranking Battle 'Splatometer' is Sup...:

Hi @Boidoh, assuming that your ISP provided your router/firewall have you spoken with them to confirm that its default settings are suitable for online gaming? Do you have any other consoles, such as PS or Xbox and if so do they work properly online? On your Wii U / 3DS, can you browse the Web or connect and download from the Eshop?
At the least I agree with @Tsurii897, it most likely an in issue with your router settings - whether you need to replace it will depend on whether you can change any settings that allow it to work for online gaming... Good luck

Charlosa

#17

Charlosa commented on Out Now: Splatoon Brings Some Colour to the Wii U:

was lucky that my copy arrived on Wednesday, but haven't had much time to play so only up to level 4 I think... Howeve, what I have played have played has been 'Mario Kart' fun and generally the online has stood up really well - 1 disconnect, 1 game with some delayed ink splattering, but otherwise solid play with 8 players available in reasonable time and that was before the official release day of Friday...
Can't wait to properly wrap my tentacles round this....

Charlosa

#18

Charlosa commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

@Dr_Corndog Ditto
Didn't realise about the extension and had headed off to bed
C'est la vie - can't deny I was disappointed as I was looking forward to playing, but I'm certainly not about to cancel my order over it...
Looking forward to splattering some of you Inkling's next weekend

Charlosa

#19

Charlosa commented on Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario and Olimar amiibo Now Av...:

@Chasloyal And we're back to being defensive...
As a man of international affiliation, I don't feel the need to constrain the use of my English to the boundaries of the United Kingdom and often use terms and words from other countries, not limited to the United States. To insinuate that all those of British birth who use American terms, are from the redneck part of Tennessee is somewhat xenophobic, snobby and Anti-American in the least. As it is the term would be valid all over the States and with your comment, it could be read that you're implying all American's who use the term 'Scalper' are rednecks from Tennessee... But in regards to those of us in the UK who have grown up with American films; television; books; comics; magazines; computer games and any other applicable media, it’s not a surprise that American English terms have slipped into the English we use. Is that really so wrong, considering that some of the English that the American’s use is of older English than our own – Fall for instance is older and purer English than Autumn… For someone who appears to hold roots in both Austria and the UK I do find your attitude somewhat surprising as I would have thought you might have had a more worldly outlook. Maybe I'm wrong...

Back to the point about profiteering (I assume you prefer the use of that word as opposed to scalping) No one would complain about someone who puts something on an Ebay auction at a near RRP price, which through demand of the interested parties was pushed up to 2, 3, 4 or more times the value. What most people take offence of are people clearly starting the price at a point to clearly make an excessive profit in relation to the original value. Granted, if the market is willing to pay the price, then so be it. But you must know that the general consensus of this largely Anglo-American run website and its readership is to be largely against such activities and as such advertising your intent to do so in the manner that you did was always going to rile people.

Here endeth the lesson…

Charlosa

#20

Charlosa commented on Reminder: The Final Splatoon Global Testfire i...:

Hoping to play Saturday night, but might be somewhat tipsy if get to
On a slightly different note, but very much Splatoon related, saw a trailer for Splatoon last night in the adverts before Mad Max Fury Road IMAX screening... Kudos to Nintendo UK for picking such a slot before such a high profile movie

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#21

Charlosa commented on Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario and Olimar amiibo Now Av...:

Well after waiting for over 24 hours and checking my account every now and then to ensure that they hadn't cancelled my pre-order for all 3, I finally got an email from Ninty last night confirming my order... Phew...

@PinkSpider Pleased to hear that you got sorted at Game - I know how disappointing it can be for little kids and big kids when they can't get the characters that they really want...

@Chasloyal - Pleased to see you took my comments in a sensible way - think it's fair to say that you'd let your fingers run away with themselves on the keyboard, but good to see that everyone appears happy again However, please don't take a £10,000 unique Diddy Kong on ebay as justification to try and over-charge and scalp the sh!t out of those less fortunate in getting these stupid plastic figurines... It tends to wind people up the wrong way

Charlosa

#23

Charlosa commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

Although not a regular Miiverse user per say, I'd say that it doesn't sound that bad, as you only need to click on the arrow to see the rest... And speed is always a good trade off, although stability is always a close second

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#24

Charlosa commented on Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario and Olimar amiibo Now Av...:

@Chasloyal Not quite sure I'd describe the East London / Essex area as a frontier myself, don't remember the last time I saw any cowboys around here... Although they'd clearly be preferable to insufferable twits, who have nothing better to do than troll online...

Now in regards to your comments and behaviour, do you honestly not realise how you've come across as being no better than a guy showing off about his sports car... Everyone assumes he has a small tanny whacker and I'd hazard a guess that that's what most of the posters of comments on this article are thinking about you after the way you came in to the thread, showing off and then trying to rub it into the faces of those who were unfortunate enough not to get something that they have an interest in...
For a 42 year man-child you seem to be lacking some manners so maybe the next time you pop back to see your dear ol' Ma in Austria you could ask her for a refresher course...

Charlosa

#28

Charlosa commented on Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfi...:

Got to play the 2nd session... Having read the comments following the first session, I wondered what to expect with the handling but after years of having got used to Wii motion controls in games such as Resi 4, I found the targeting such a breeze it made the game so enjoyable... Graphics and audio are top notch and all you've gotta worry about is shooting your opponents without getting splatted yourself
So glad I've got this pre-ordered

Charlosa

#29

Charlosa commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@Peach64 I get where you're coming from, but I do honestly believe that with the experience of the people in question that they'll be smart enough to handle the extra money/hype in a practical way...

I also think that looking at the total raised right now that they might wanna start thinking about some more "do-able" stretch goals - maybe a version for the New 3DS (seen as I believe it's able to support the Unity game engine) or maybe the inclusion of a classic game in a virtual arcade cabinet a la DK64 with it's inclusion of the original DK or Jetpac - the extra money could be used to buy the rights to include it... Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom maybe? Think I'd prefer that in comparison to Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards...

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#30

Charlosa commented on Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Its ...:

It's just before 9am (uk time) and the total is £927,777 of £1,000,000 and pledges are still being made as I write this... Totally insane considering it's been less than 24 hours (16 to be precise) but so good that they're doing so well...
Now it's £928,562 - I can't type this fast enough, to keep up...

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#31

Charlosa commented on Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Its ...:

First time backing a Kickstarter goal and am happy that they're flying through the goals... Very hyped for what this game has to offer, especially if the local multi-play is anything like DK64 / Conker's Bad Fur Day... They were so much fun

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#32

Charlosa commented on Video: Digital Foundry Puts the Mario Kart 8 D...:

Oh no 58 fps... Looks like I better cash in and sell my copy to CEX quick smart before they drop the trade-in value. Damn you Digital Foundry...
One of my all time favourite games, which only got better with the quality and value of the dlc...

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#35

Charlosa commented on PAL Gamers Can Brighten Their Day With This Cl...:

Yep - finally got logged in and my previous decision to get the Mario Kart 8 pins is looking a little folly now... Annoyingly though, I bought several download titles before teh 20th April and wasn't given surveys for them, hence not getting to the level required for this... grrrrrr....

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#40

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

#41

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)

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#43

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

Despite the website nearly breaking - I think I got all 4
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...

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#45

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...

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#46

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.

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#47

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...

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#49

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!!!

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#50

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...