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Fri 30th May 2014

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Charlosa commented on Weirdness: French Far-Right Political Party Us...:

@themightyboost if you concentrate on the head only, then your suggestion may hold water, but if you look at the rest of the body - it's a like for like match (ignoring the colours)... So I don't think any amount of artistic licence would cover that one...
Although in fairness I think Ninty would be more peeved at the political association (especially if the group holds extreme views) rather than the image copying



Charlosa commented on The Next Splatfest in North America is About H...:

@RaiRiggs @Raichu Sorry to be so picky guys but as a huge Pixar fan, I'd just like to point out that Planes was a Disney movie, not Pixar... While Planes was inspired by the world of Cars, it didn't have the depth that Pixar's Cars did...

Saying that, Cars wasn't exactly Pixar's best movie... But it was still miles ahead of Disney's Planes...

So from a movie point of view. I'd pick Cars for the Splatfest, but from a real world point of view I'd pick Planes because that's the only way I can get to Hawaii



Charlosa commented on Reminder: Club Nintendo Closes in Europe on 30...:

Having stupidly missed the goodbye coin (my own fault) I spent my 5000 points at weekend on MK8 Soundtrack, the HD Pikmin Shorts and the Lots of Toads theme... Then blew the last couple hundred points on wallpapers and ringtones because I could

Not sure I've always been happy with the decisions I've made for some of the physical rewards (looking at you MK8 pin set) and still a bit sore about losing nearly 10,000 points back in the day because there really was a lack of things to pick up, but overall I've been fairly happy With Club Nintendo so fair well old quirky friend - let's hope your baby brother is more to everyones taste...



Charlosa commented on Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not...:

Sounds like we need a petition - #SaveJapaneseSquids, although in fairness someone might think we're trying to stop them eating a local delicacy - Maybe #SaveJapanSquidKids instead then...

In all seriousness though, I like having people from all over the world to play against and quite frankly from my experience of playing late in the evening / early hours or first thing on a Sunday morning here in the UK, I need the Japanese Squid/Kids to make up teams...

In terms of better players - not sure, but they certainly appear to put in a lot of hours - most of the Level 40+ / S+ Rank players tend to have Japanese names.... But does that make them better or just have less of a social life - I don't know...




Charlosa commented on European Club Nintendo Has a Lovely Last Hurra...:

Silly dilemma time - just logged in to my stars account and got offered the link your accounts thingy (which I thought was already linked, but anyway). So those 750 points have taken me to 5000 (no more points available - everything I have is already registered)... So now, do I just spend the lot on a MK8 trophy (a thing to just sit on a shelf) or do I get several smaller things that will most likely have some degree of interaction... Hmmm, decisions, decisions...



Charlosa commented on Nintendo Announces Another Run of the Splatoon...:

@BakaKnight @Nicolai Not sure I'd call it fair sport Besides for those of us who mostly play Ranked mode we're not exactly going to see sudden increase of level 10 players... Pretty sure it would take more than hour of play to get to level 10... I'm also wondering whether they'll fence off those playing the demo, otherwise it'll be be like shooting fish in a barrel...



Charlosa commented on Mario Memories: The Creative Joy of Childhood ...:

@stinky_t Subway is an American chain and from experience of both a bit better in the States...
Back on topic I've gotta say that I'm looking forward to this, although I suspect I'll mostly be trying out other people's creations rather than making many myself...



Charlosa commented on Splatoon Passes Half a Million Copies Sold in ...:

@IceClimbers Nintendo would probably have included download sales... The figure in this article is could be excluding download...
@Grafeaux Same here - despite getting and wanting to play Yoshi Wooly World day 1 - I can't put Splatoon down to play anything else... And hey 16% of Wii U owners are Fresh Squid Kids and the rest are just Smelly Fish



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 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 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)



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...



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 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 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 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 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



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 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



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 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 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...



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...



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



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...