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Thu 26th December, 2013

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Grumblevolcano commented on UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Trea...:

Very wise decision for Nintendo UK to allow this! Releasing a game the week after Christmas is completely stupid. Given this new release date people can get it as a Christmas present especially as loads of people still go for last minute shopping between 22nd and 24th. :D



Grumblevolcano commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

For me Mario Kart 8 easily wins, as for 3DS I voted for Yoshi's New Island (was torn between that and Kirby Triple Deluxe). Sure I haven't played Alpha Sapphire (getting that for Christmas) but given how much of an overhyped game Smash (3DS and Wii U) became I'm not holding my breath.



Grumblevolcano commented on Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners...:

Bought the double pack (First Print sold out too quickly) on launch day but haven't started either due to Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8 DLC. Maybe I'll get around to them when there's an inevitable game drought in Q1 next year (Kirby isn't until 2nd half of 2015 so I expect nothing until April)



Grumblevolcano commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I got all the amiibo I wanted (except ones which might come for Christmas) but the increase to £14.99 from £10.99 was not pleasant. As for the adapter /controller, really glad I chose to stick with my day 1 preorder from my local GAME as the controller increased by £15 and the adapter pretty much doesn't exist anymore.



Grumblevolcano commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

I agree about Gen V, I never played BW but had that Pokédex 3D free app which came with the 3DS very early on in its lifespan. Trubbish and those ice cream Pokémon are the absolute worst.

I am glad that in X/Y you could create a gen 1 team really early on (my team initially became: Charmander, Weedle, Caterpie, Pidgey, Pikachu and another that I don't remember). I always found gen 1 to be the best for pretty much everything though that may just be nostalgia goggles.



Grumblevolcano commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

@AugustusOxy Nintendo are implicitly pleasing the paying fans though by creating a hacker-free environment. Do you even remember games online for Wii and DS? Compromised very early on because of those consoles' equivalents to NINJHAX, in fact the compromised online is one of the main reasons why in 2009 I bought a 360 and that became my main console for the following few years.



Grumblevolcano commented on Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates...:

This looks ok though I too would've preferred different colours so for example a black background with the racers being in their main colour (e.g. red for Mario, green for Yoshi and Luigi, etc.). Of course this is much better than nothing or bad eshop games though which is almost always the situation with NoA.



Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

Given the current mess Nintendo are in with amiibo stock and the cancellation setup, I think an amiibo exclusive game would be very unwise to exist. The only kind of amiibo support I want are the Hyrule Warriors (excluding Link) and Smash Wii U types. Nothing should be exclusive to amiibo.



Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Download: 11th December (North America):

@rjejr I think there's still a chance for a Nintendo Direct next week like it was in 2013 (18th December last year) as this month feels very barren in terms of new stuff. I don't see Nintendo taking the approach of US getting Captain Toad only while everyone else suffers, last year we got a few huge surprises (NES Remix, Yoshi's Island DLC for Sonic Lost World and a few other things on the day of the Direct).

I feel that with this GC adapter and amiibo stock nonsense, making Smash Wii U the last big thing Nintendo shows this year is pretty much the worst thing they could do. As for the US, even releasing the DKC and DKL trilogies on the 18th December I think would be enough as I'm sure many are expecting those to come around April.



Grumblevolcano commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

@JubilifeRival Honestly, I think of connectivity outside Smash regarding which amiibo are most reasonable. For wave 1 there's the 8 that work with Mario Kart 8, Pikachu will likely work with Pokken Tournament, Villager could've been compatible with an upcoming Animal Crossing Wii U game (the Wii U app suggests something is coming next year). Marth and Wii Fit Trainer don't really have a purpose outside Smash as it looks like SMTxFE will be cancelled and Wii Fit U took a dive in popularity for its franchise.