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Male, 30, United Kingdom

Fri 14th Oct 2011

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Edgy commented on The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon Are Doing Bus...:

I have the Nintendo Collector's Edition already (in UK) but I think most of the player pieces are different. I bought Pokémon Monopoly in Florida when I was in my teens, based in the Kanto region and original 151 Pokémon series. I assume this is a reprint.



Edgy commented on Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free S...:

I already had Super Mario Bros free with the Ambassadors program. So now I get a reduced GBC version (bearing in mind Game Boy Printer compatability with the original GBC version) to accompany it. I can think of better unreleased (on 3DS) GBC games to give away...



Edgy commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct:

Ambassadors wouldn't be upset - speaking as one myself. I got 10 games for free for GBA (albeit, most of them ones I already paid for on the GBA...but that wasn't the point). I would be happier to see more GBA games including those originally given exclusively for early buyers of 3DS appear on the 3DS VC.



Edgy commented on Disney Infinity Will Have A New Game Released ...:

Is it wrong that I'd like to see a Hannah Montana vs High School Musical vs any other generic teen "comedy" Disney have produced? In Street Fighter style gameplay. I wouldn't buy toys for this though.

As for the real Disney Infinity game, it's good to see someone giving Spyro a run for its money.



Edgy commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct:

I would be surprised if Minish Cap didn't see a VC release - What with Wind Waker getting a graphical update.

As for Donkey Kong Country games being ported - I'm not so sure they will now. We haven't yet seen the Donkey Kong Land games appear on 3DS Virtual Console, nor have any other Rare-developed games been re-released recently. I know Microsoft were a little relaxed (whether there were legal issues preventing them from interferring previously I'm not sure, but look how Nintendo seemingly blocked Goldeneye from XBLA release, maybe Microsoft are playing tit-for-tat), but didn't Nintendo recently pull the DKC games from the Wii VC? I've got a feeling that any Nintendo franchise game that Rare had involvement in will not see re-release and I seriously hope I'm wrong.



Edgy commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct:

There were an extremely large amount of ports on the Game Boy Advance. Off the top of my head (and because I had them)

The legend of Zelda (NES)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
Bomberman (NES)
Gradius (I think) (NES)
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Metroid (NES)
Donkey Kong (NES)
Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES)
Super Mario Bros 2 (SNES)
Super Mario Bros 3 (SNES)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Yoshi's Island (SNES - as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES - with 4 swords tagged on)
Final Fantasy I & II (NES)
Final Fantasy IV (SNES)
Final Fantasy V (SNES)
Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
Excitebike (NES)
Ice-Climbers (NES)
Chu Chu Rocket (Dreamcast*)
Doctor Mario (NES)
The Lost Vikings (Megadrive I think*)
Castlevania (NES)
Aladdin (Megadrive and I believe SNES*)
The Lion King (which I believe to be a port of the SNES game)
and I'm sure many more. The point being that whilst there are a lot of new and original games on the GBA, a large number of the top sellers were ports of SNES games.

*Whilst not a Nintendo console, the Wii VC currently handles most of SEGA's systems



Edgy commented on Feature: Nintendo and Bond Through the Ages:

If Activision have lost the licence, I hope either Microsoft or Nintendo manage to obtain it. We may have a very slim chance of seeing Goldeneye on either Wii U Virtual Console or (dare I say it) XBLA.

Whilst I'd like something new and good, I still really enjoy the classic game that made me get an N64 in the first place, and I'd like to play it in HD - even if it is like playing with Lego-shaped men now in comparison to modern gaming.



Edgy commented on UK Press Pins Blame For Sandy Hook Massacre On...:

For those that don't know: The Sun is part of News Corporation, the same media giant that owned the UK's News of the World who closed down to avoid bad reputation spreading to other publications following the reveal that News of the World were using illegal phone hacking techniques to try and listen to the voicemail messages left on victims and celebrities phones.

The Sun sells mostly for its celebrity garbage and is famously known for its 'Page 3' girls. Its a publication that isn't taken seriously in the UK but still sells to the masses and the masses are easily influenced by trash like this.

To say that as he plays games with guns in, it makes the games a big influence on his decision to kill innocents is ludicrous. I haven't played Black Ops 2 but am I really to believe that Activisions game allows military force to be used on children? Are they not instead using guns to take out enemy forces who also have guns in a war? Are we not intelligent enough as individuals to know the difference between fighting a war and shooting children in a school?

Violence has been readable in books for a long long time now. Technically millenia if you count religious texts. It's sold to us in music, TV and movies. And commercial channels including Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, who own 20th Fox, sell it as news as well as The Sun. As videogames are a relatively new medium, they're blamed as it's easier to do that and take the moral high ground (in order to improve readership) than it is to take a more serious political stance.

But its hipocritical. Fox who are owned by News Corporation who own The Sun are making or licensing games all the time! Family Guy is one of the latest. Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the past. And I'm sure there are many others under the Fox logo.

So maybe News Corporation ought to cut out all their TV shows that contain any sort of violence, as well as their movies and games and then, and only then, would they have the right to try and take the moral high ground on issues like this.



Edgy commented on 3DS Continues To Decimate The Competition in J...:

Tsk - poor use of the word 'decimate'. It means the removal of 1/10th - so unless 3SD has outsold everything by a factor of 10/1, then the headline is completely inaccurate

On plus side it's great to see Nintendo's handheld doing so well - I hope Wii U will be as successful!



Edgy commented on Review: Winter Sports 2012: Feel the Spirit (Wii):

Vonseux: the Nintendo Seal of Quality is Nintendo's guarantee that the product will work with the system it is designed for, not that the product is enjoyable...

Once again a top quality review of a poorly made game. I'm sure if it did what it was supposed to by having tighter controls it would likely be more enjoyable and could then be forgiven a little for its graphical torture of the eyes. But seeing as the developers haven't got that right they only have themselves to blame if the costs of making this game aren't outweighed by the sales figures...



Edgy commented on Review: Puppies World 3D (3DS):

I've been looking forward to this review ever since I heard you were doing it. A rather generous score or what seems like an excruciatingly tedious game to play. Enjoyed the review



Edgy commented on Review: Successfully Learning Mathematics: Yea...:

I have to say this is the review I've been waiting all year to read! Now we're in day 12 I can thankfully say the agony is over

Sarcasm aside, am glad effort was put into it to warrant an average score. But is that mean, medium or mode?



Edgy commented on Review: Nintendo Letter Box (3DSWare):

There are so many free methods of electronic communication available now that I don't think an upgraded pictochat has much relevance now. Better to have it than not but I've lived with my 3DS for 9 months without it to not be that excited about it.



Edgy commented on Review: F1 2011 (3DS):

Nice to see an honest review that doesn't pander to the gaming corporations and instead gives us a real idea as to what we could be playing. Shame the licence has been taken for granted by the developer on the 3DS



Edgy commented on Review: Crazy Taxi (GameCube):

Should be atleast a 7...Just kidding

Brilliant game in short bursts - should atleast have been a compilation of sorts - 3 Crazy Taxi games if you don't include EA's exact copy with Simpsons characters, and this was released after all 3 on the 'Cube in what seems to be a lazy port.



Edgy commented on Review: GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64):

Whilst Goldeneye wouldn't score highly in the graphics department, it is still one of the most enjoyable games I've played to date. I know of no movie-based game that delivers such awesome gameplay and it's charm is just fantastic. Whilst I may be lynched for this, I do think it is a shame that Activision, Rare/Microsoft and Nintendo didn't sort out some sort of deal for Xbox Live, and it is a shame that the remake on the Wii is a fairly average shooter, I would gladly pay full price for this game to be re-released on the Nintendo virtual console.



Edgy commented on Review: Wario World (GameCube):

I consider this game to be mildly entertaining but certainly not worth more than an average score. As 5 out of 10 is half-way through the scoring system, I have to say I'm inclined to agree with this review.