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Farmboy74

Farmboy74

Male, 39, United Kingdom

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#1

Farmboy74 commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@unrandomsam, I have to agree that the MFI controllers are now starting to look the business especially the game vice for the iPad mini. Maybe something the Wii U gamepad should have been like?

£7 for the Lego Star Wars saga is not a bad price for the DS it's £9 and Wii £14.

Don't get me wrong there are some Gems on IOS but I left that market sometime ago due to the flood of mediocre games rife with IAP at every turn. A one of IAP purchase I'm not against it's the pay to win model that makes my blood boil. With a standardised controller scheme Apple could become a big player if they wanted.

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#2

Farmboy74 commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

The games that are made for touch interface are quite good, but the Android / IOS market is now flooded with freemium games. The only true way I feel you can play traditional games like Mario, Sonic, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed etc is with traditional controllers as Sonic on a touch screen does not feel the same.

@Kereke12, I have started all three of my kids on Nintendo hardware, they have all played on my Gameboy Advance Sp, the DS, Wii & Wii U. My youngest (6yrs) has his own 2DS. I even brought him Angry Birds for it in a sale (£15), he can't get enough of it. The only thing I would say about the DS family is I cannot see how I can set a time limit for gameplay like you can on a tablet.

@dinosauryoshi, as far as my apprentices are concerned I'm a gaming fossil for sticking with Nintendo and not being seduced by smartphones & Xbox!!

But I am watching and training the next generation of Nintendo gamers from a far!!

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#4

Farmboy74 commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I can believe these figures as most apps/games on smartphones and tablets are free to purchase. The plumbing apprentices I teach all have games on their smartphones.
Personally in my house we have dedicated handhelds 2DS, 3DS XL & Vita for gaming as the majority of games on these systems you pay up front for the game and are not pestered for in app purchases.
But in my mind smartphones and tablets have made a big dent in the handheld market. Nintendo are rumoured to be looking at a handheld/ console hybrid with the rumoured fusion console and I believe Sony will not make another handheld after they have all but abandoned the Vita

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#8

Farmboy74 commented on Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique A...:

I don't think we're going to see many games like this on the Wii U. Hopefully it's not too over the top like Madworld as I couldn't get on with that game due to the stylised black & white graphics which I struggled to see what was going off on screen.
Reminds me of Duke Nukem the more I watch the trailers, one to watch

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#10

Farmboy74 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platfo...:

I think this comment leads more to the existence of the rumoured Nintendo fusion at some point in the future.

Cross buy and a unified OS would work very well as it does with Apple's IOS and Googles Android operating systems. Cross buy works well on PSN as well but not to the extent it does on the mobile platforms.

Does this also finally mean that at some point in the future digital purchases we make will be tied to our Nintendo Network accounts and not to the hardware we own?

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#13

Farmboy74 commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

Here is my take on this matter and what I said on CVG website at 6.00am this morning

Ubisoft are looking for ways not to support the Wii U, Watchdogs may turn out to be a fine game but it's launching six months after all the other versions. Anyone that owns another console may have already picked it up, cue low sales Ubisoft moaning cuts support for Wii U.

Releasing gimped versions of Splinter Cell & AC4 haven't help I.e. no online multiplayer and DLC compared to other consoles, again screwing sales for Wii U.

E3 started to see Nintendo get it's sh?t together after a very shaky start with the Wii U, and by the end of this year will have a very decent gaming library in comparison games I wanted on PS4 have been delayed but the internet hasn't gone into meltdown like it did with the Wii U in the early days.

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#14

Farmboy74 commented on Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders...:

I think the best approach is to buy the IPS that have been used on Nintendo hardware (MegaMan, Viewtiful Joe, Phoenix Wright, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter etc)
I think it would be a bad move on Nintendo's part if Monster Hunter & Phoenix Wright did move to another platform. With less third party support for the Wii U a few new IPS in Nintendo's pocket would help sell future Nintendo hardware.
Or how about Nintendo securing the rights to Capcoms CPS 1,2 & 3 catalogue that would help out virtual console.

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#17

Farmboy74 commented on Feature: A Cross-Platform Look At E3 2014:

I can only comment on Ninetndo's E3 presentation as it was the only one I watched. The reason for this was Sony's presentation was a traditional conference that was held at 2am BST and I have no interest in MS anymore. Nintendo's second E3 direct was more polished than last years and because it was a 45min video I could watch this on you tube when I got home from work (5pm finish) and to be honest I have no love for the traditional E3 presentation.
The treehouse format worked very well, but by day three I think they were struggling a bit as they had covered all the upcoming game content.
I can eventually see Sony & MS adopting this approach as from reading various websites it seems Nintendo approach to E3 went down very well.

Games that have interested me for the rest of this year and looking to buy are:

Nintendo
Bayonetta 1 & 2
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Hyrule Warriors or Smash Bros

Sony
The Last Of Us
Infamous Second Son
Plant Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

Next year though promises to be a good but expensive year as there will be Zelda, Yoshi, Xenoblade Chronicles X (I don't expect it to be released this year), The Order 1866, Witcher 3, Starwars Battlefront and Dragon Age.

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#18

Farmboy74 commented on First Impressions: Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi...:

Having watched the treehouse footage I have high hopes for this game. The woolly aspect works for me and I can see the kids liking co-op as well. As long as the game is fair and does not have a masochistic difficulty level I will be happy

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#19

Farmboy74 commented on Bayonetta Download Code Included With Retail a...:

I'm not a huge fan of downloads on Nintendo hardware due to the game being tied to the hardware. Having said that whether it's download only or on disc it's a free game I wasn't expecting to get when buying Bayonetta 2, having missed out on the original.
Day one purchase for me

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#21

Farmboy74 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

After last years E3, I was worried about how this was going to turn out and listening to Iwata saying please understand.

Looking back on the past three days of E3 I felt that Nintendo have made huge move forwards. The E3 direct video was very good and it showed Nintendo were not afraid to poke fun at themselves.

The treehouse format also worked very well but by last night I thought they had ran out of stuff to show and talk about, might have been better over two days.

The most important thing though is they turned up with games and in turn carried on with the momentum that MK8 has started. Sure everyone knew about Smash Bross and that Zelda would be announced, but Captain Toad, Bayonetta 1 bundled with Bayonetta 2, Splatoon, Star Fox caught me off gaurd and gave me renewed hope for the Wii U.
Another look at Xenoblade Chronicles, Yoshi both looking like very good games. Mario maker looks good but will need community help to thrive.

The only downer for me is that accounts tied to hardware did not get scrapped. The easy solution would be to use your club Nintendo Account.

Who won E3? It was us the gamers and the people who brought the Wii U @ launch and had to bare witness to what happened in the first year and half. My library of Wii U games is going to only get bigger and bigger.

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#22

Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approa...:

This year Ninentdo have done E3 really well. The Direct broadcast was genius with the comedy moments and I'm loving the treehouse format as well. But the important thing here is they have turned up with games and it's looking like my Wii U is going to be busier than my PS4, wasn't expecting that a few days ago

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#23

Farmboy74 commented on Poll: Your Favourite Showing from Nintendo Dur...:

TBH day one of this years E3 for Nintendo has been exceptionally better than last years. I voted for Bayonetta 1 & 2 but liked the look of nearly everything if I had a top 5 it would be:
Bayonetta
Zelda
Yoshi Wooly World
Xenoblade Chronicles
Captain Toad

Hopefully now the Wii U sales will pick up

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#24

Farmboy74 commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

I can understand not selling enough games due to a low install base of the Wii U. But AC4 and Splinter Cell did not ship with the full package compared to other systems. Will Watchdogs have all the add ons? Only time will tell. Maybe if the Wii U launched with SM3DW and Mario Kart 8, plus Pikmin 3, W101, MHU & Windwaker HD the install base might be a lot higher now.

To be honest I'm not expecting huge third party support anymore for the Wii U. If Nintendo can keep up the high quality games it makes, then I will be happy. It's now the same situation as it was with the Wii if you want to play all the big multiplat releases you will need either a PC, PS4 or Xbox 1

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#31

Farmboy74 commented on Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Cla...:

I would love to know how many copies it sold. Great number 2 slot never really stood a chance getting to number 1 when going up against Watch Dogs and its multiplatform release.
I think a large part of the UK are closet Nintendo fans!, but don't want to admit it.

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#37

Farmboy74 commented on 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secu...:

Hopefully the start of a WII U turn around, hopefully Mario Kart will do the business and then its onto, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta, X and Super Smash Bros to keep the system selling. That will see this year out, Nintendo need to have some huge surprises lined up at E3 to keep momentum going into 2015

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#40

Farmboy74 commented on Kirby: Triple Deluxe Drops Outside UK Top 20 B...:

I saw an Mario Kart advert on TV yesterday, popped in Game today at the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester, they had a Mario Kart Demo booth but the shelf space for the Wii U is abysmal when compared to Xbox and Playstation

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#42

Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

The gamepad is Nintendo trying to give gamers a different gaming experience, which is also how they differentiating themselves from Sony & MS. Without the gamepad the WII U is just an underpowered PS4, just like the Xbox 1 is without kinect. Hopefully given time the Wii U will give us a definitive gaming experience using the gamepad.

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#43

Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

@unrandomsam, I agree with your point about the Wii Wii U being aimed at the casual market. But that market has moved to mobile and at this moment in time that is the market Kindle Fire TV is aimed at, when they finely get round to releasing the controller.
Like I said in the forum on this issue if they give the Kindle Fire streaming and gamepad functionality for Fire TV in their next revision it will make things very interesting as the casuals will be able to play Candy Crush on the big screen.

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#48

Farmboy74 commented on 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as ...:

@MamaLuigi, your talking about the much rumoured Nintendo Fusion. TBH given with what Iwata has said recently with a home console and a hand held unit sharing the same OS, I would say it will happen eventually.
Anyway back to the story, a rise in sales figures is always positive just need to give people a reason to buy the hardware.

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#49

Farmboy74 commented on Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth...:

While I have played some decent games on my iPad, the majority of the mobile market is flooded with freemium apps that are looking to fleece you for more money at every turn.
It's a market in which I turned my back on about a year and a half ago. Call me old fashioned but I'd rather pay the full cost of the game upfront than having to buy 69p - £2 packs just to progress. The worst offenders are the now EA owned Firemint who wanted £69 for an extra car in Real Racing 3.
I know some mobile games have come to the 3DS and Wii U, like Guman Clive and Kung Fu Rabbit, these games have made the transitsion well.