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Diddy_kong

Diddy_kong

Proud supporter of Sony & Nintendo

Male, 26, Canada

I have been a gamer my whole life. I’ve owned every Nintendo console from the SNES to Wii U. I love Mario games, DKC 1 & 2, and think the 3DS XL is one of the best systems out there. I have a 360 just so I can play Forza 4, a Vita, and a PS3, which is my primary console. Team Sony, baby.

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Mon 4th November, 2013

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#1

Diddy_kong commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Played lots of Forza 4 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit today. Tomorrow I plan to break into the 2012 reboot of Twisted Metal, which I just bought brand new yesterday. Finally, I'll likely throw some Tropical Freeze in there between everything else.

Happy holiday weekend and happy gaming to everybody!

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#4

Diddy_kong commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

I would love if something really special was unlocked after you beat every Cup on 150cc – something other than Mirror Mode. Once I get gold in everything in Mirror Mode I never play it again and I don’t think I’m alone on that one, so I wish that Nintendo would include something that I’ll actually want to return to once I beat everything. Maybe some extra Cups or one really long and special final track or something??

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#5

Diddy_kong commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

Don't get me wrong - I am super hyped for both Smash Bros and Mario Kart, but Nintendo better have a plan in place for once these two games are released. Otherwise we could be in store for a major draught a la the first year of the Wii U's lifecycle. Just a concern...

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#7

Diddy_kong commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

Also I just realized that you can no longer pick up a second item when you are dragging one behind your kart. That's going to take some getting used to.

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#8

Diddy_kong commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

@ThomasBW84

Tom, if you're playing with a Pro Controller during single player does the HUD show you the position of the racers and the items that they have along the left-hand side of the screen (like in Mario Kart 64 or Wii), or can you only access that info if you're playing with the GamePad? Thanks :)

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#9

Diddy_kong commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

Awesome preview! It only furthered my excitement for this game. And as somebody who can’t stand the GamePad its lack of original ideas here does not bother me at all. Pro Controller all the way for this guy! If it weren’t for those 3 levels in Super Mario 3D World my GamePad would not have been used at all in over 8 months: I never use it for Wind Waker or for Tropical Freeze and I never play Nintendo Land anymore.

Anyways, this game is going to be my life in less than two months!! And my goodness does the inclusion of the Koopa Kids make me happy!!

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#11

Diddy_kong commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

The Wii U is simply a different beast when compared to the XB1 and PS4. Yes it's under-powered when compared to those two boxes, but it's also aimed at another demographic entirely. For the audience that the Wii U is targeted at it's doing it's job.

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#13

Diddy_kong commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

One more comment and then I’ll leave this alone. I just checked with my Activity Log and I have played New Mario Bros. U, 3D World, Wind Waker, and DKC collectively for 147 hours. Not a single freeze with any of those games in that time. Therefore, there is no excuse for Need for Speed to freeze over a dozen times in 20 hours of gameplay.

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#14

Diddy_kong commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

@wombatkidd

You're right. Nintendo clearly knows what they're doing with the system. It's the third-parties who are doing something wrong. They're either not putting in enough time or effort or simply not caring. Wind Waker, both Mario games, and DKC - all 100% fine. Mass Effect, Darksiders, AC III, Need for Speed - multiple freezes in each during my time with them.

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#15

Diddy_kong commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

@lebad

The load times in that game really are not that bad. It loads for a few seconds before and after each level and for about 10-15 seconds to get to the file select screen when you first start the game up. How dare the game load during a loading screen.

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#16

Diddy_kong commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

I love how I'm not the only one who clearly has freezing issues with their system. However, since I've stopped playing third-party games on the system it hasn't frozen once. Funny how I've never had a single issue with any of Nintendo's own games on the console, just third-party ones. 90 combined hours in Tropical Freeze and 3D World without a single freeze, but over 12 freezes in 20 hours of Need for Speed Most Wanted and 3 freezes in 2 hours of Assassin's Creed 3. Thankfully I now own other consoles which actually successful run third-party games. For the few games that I'll ever own on the Wii U I'm very happy with it now. I assume, now that I'll never play a third-party game on the console again, that I will not have any more freezing issues.

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#30

Diddy_kong commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail T...:

I know for me the newest Mario Kart always sells itself; in my opinion few games out there are a 'sure thing' like Mario Kart is. But in general I love the idea of demos and trial periods. It's something that I take real advantage of on the PSN.

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#31

Diddy_kong commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

This really shouldn't surprise anybody. I love my Wii U but I have it only so I can play Nintendo first-party software. The Assassin's Creed series got its start on the PS3 and 360 - that's where the fan base is for these titles. I'm sure III and Black Flag on Wii U sold a fraction of what they sold on Sony and Microsoft's consoles, so who can blame Ubisoft for not investing time and resources into a product that hardly anybody will buy? The fact that the PS4 surpassed the Wii U in total sales in a matter of weeks is not something that is lost on developers and publishers.

I'm not trying to be mean here, but if you really want these third-party experiences and you're limiting yourself to just a Wii U you're kind of out of luck. There's nothing wrong with supporting more than one home console.

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#32

Diddy_kong commented on Artwork: When Nintendo Finally Gets Around To ...:

Other than the fact that they're holding their blasters I like the style. Unless Fox is in the Landmaster for one or two stages he has no business being on the ground at all. Just make a game with awesome graphics and with the same structure as Star Fox 64... it really shouldn't be that difficult...

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#37

Diddy_kong commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

Maybe this explains why Most Wanted U froze/crashed about a dozen times on my console before I finally decided to get rid of it. My failed experience with Most Wanted U is what finally convinced me to buy a PS3 where I can actually play racing/third-party games that don't freeze every 5 minutes.

Also, 2010's Hot Pursuit is a much better game than Most Wanted, but I'm just not a fan of Most Wanted's open world style.

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#47

Diddy_kong commented on Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definit...:

@XFsWorld

I agree with you. I thought that they disrupted the flow and pace of the game, even on the PS3 where Murphy is controlled with the circle button as opposed to the GamePad... the levels where you don't have to micro-manage more than one character are simply more enjoyable. The only reason the Murphy levels were even in the game was so Ubisoft could do something unique with the GamePad (in my opinion, anyways... not like they were in Rayman Origins).

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#49

Diddy_kong commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

The 3DS is one of the best systems out there in my opinion. As for the Wii U... well, I have mine so that I can play Nintendo games. I assume that Nintendo will continue to make games for it, so I'll continue to be happy with it.