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GuruOfGreatness

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#1

GuruOfGreatness commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

This will be the first time I have EVER paid for DLC. I have no problem in anything free people want to give away if you pre-order a game, or for when a shop decides to give you the special edition of a game with all the extra DLC for the same price as a normal copy, but paying for DLC has always been a massive no for me......until now ;) Will get both when I get home from work later. £11 for just the tracks alone is worth it in my opinion :)

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#2

GuruOfGreatness commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

@Andross

Well I can't say I've had any problems with Titanfall in any way, and though I realise it is out for PC also, and even the 360, in terms of actual Home Consoles, not Gaming PC's, you still can't play any of the games I mentioned on a PS4 or Wii U, they are still in effect a Microsoft exclusive. And I know that it has been said that when/if they do a sequel to Titanfall, that it will probably be multiplat and not exclusive, but IMO, by the time a sequel is due, Xbox One sales will have improved, and Microsoft will no doubt try and do everything in their power to keep the franchise an exclusive, and they may very well be successful in doing so. If Titanfall and all the other games mentioned get further sequels and all become multiplat, then okay, that's fine, but it still doesn't help me at the moment if I want to play all the originals now.

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#3

GuruOfGreatness commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

There will never be a Nintendo console that I will not or have not bought, so naturally the Wii U was a day one purchase for me. It has all the games that interest me, and HOLD my interest, as I love original, colourful, over the top games with amazing artwork, and I think games like that are very limited on the Xbox One and PS4 coz it's not their thing, fair enough. Wii U games are MY sort of thing though. There isn't a single Wii U exclusive that I don't own or have pre-ordered. I love all of them.

Having said that, last week I purchased an Xbox One because I had over £200 in GAME gift cards, over £55 on my Reward Card saved up, got a £100 bonus from work, so I thought sod it, why not. As much I realise PS4 is selling better and in many respects, may very well be the better console, I always go where the GAMES are. Xbox One has 4 exclusives out already over PS4 that interest me, and one coming very soon; Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Forza and Ryse, with Sunset Overdrive in October. Those games, combined with the multiplats that aren't coming to Wii U that interest me is more than enough for me to say right now that they'll keep me happy, and that I prefer Xbox One over PS4 at this moment. I do not deny for one moment that when the PS4 exclusives hit that interest me, I will get a PS4 too. But games like The Last Of Us and stuff like that doesn't interest me. The only PS4 exclusive out that I'd like right now is Killzone 4. But I'm not buying a new console for just ONE game.

My Wii U does not compliment my Xbox One, my Xbox One compliments my Wii U. My Wii U will always be my go to console, always my number one console, and I will continue to buy 3rd Party Games on the Wii U for as long as they last, to firstly, show support, and secondly, off screen play. As well as the best games IMO, the Wii U's off screen play to me is worth every penny I paid for it and more. Anyone else with a wife/husband here and any children can no doubt vouch for that.

I absolutely HATE the term "Hardcore Gamer". If that ever comes up in conversation my response is pretty much the same each time..... That a hardcore gamer is not someone who stays up until 5am playing COD and claiming their console is the best and all others are crap; to me a hardcore gamer is someone who either owns all consoles to enjoy each one individually, or someone who is broad minded enough to realise the individuality of each console and their exclusives, whether they like them or not, and not become a fanboy due to sheer narrow mindedness. Every one is entitled to a favourite brand (mine clearly Nintendo), but you don't need to become a slave to that brand and bash the competition!

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#4

GuruOfGreatness commented on Video: Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tr...:

Will I buy this game? Definitely. Will I buy this game on launch day or close after? More than likely. Will I buy this game at launch if I'm still in the middle of a few other games (bear in mind it'll be near Christmas, and the sheer amount of games coming out, and I will get every one of them)? Probably not, because as good as this game looks and no doubt will be, there are others I'm anticipating more, such as Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2

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#7

GuruOfGreatness commented on Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sal...:

Congratulations Microsoft on your 5-6 million units, congratulations to Nintendo on your 6-7 million units, and of course, congratulations to Sony on your 7-8 million units.
Each company has produced a very good, powerful gaming machine, that, instead of being vilified for by stubborn fanboys for their weaknesses, should all be praised (and enjoyed) for their strengths. Regardless of the numbers, and whose in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, as long as you enjoy your chosen console(s), what does it matter how many more millions the competition has sold? If you were an avid Sega Saturn fan back in the mid-late 90's who loved their console and wore it out to death, did you really care by the end of that gen that the original PlayStation had slaughtered the Saturn in terms of sales?

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#8

GuruOfGreatness commented on Mario Kart Month: A History of the Mario Kart ...:

As much as I love all Mario Kart games, and even though MK8 is taking up any bit of free time I have right now, N64 version will always be my favourite. Then again, I may be bias because the N64 was my favourite console ever, and I don't think I ever had, or ever will have, as much fun on a console than I did the N64. On your own, it was more awesome. With others, it was gaming Utopia :)

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#9

GuruOfGreatness commented on Mario Kart Month: A History of the Mario Kart ...:

As much as I love all Mario Kart games, and even though MK8 is taking up any bit of free time I have right now, N64 version will always be my favourite. Then again, I may be bias because the N64 was my favourite console ever, and I don't think I ever had, or ever will have, as much fun on a console than I did the N64. On your own, it was more awesome. With others, it was gaming Utopia :)

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#10

GuruOfGreatness commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours P...:

@heyzeus002

Yeah I suppose I get that. More people=more variety I guess. Chance to make more friends, meet more people and all that (also a bigger chance to lose your temper with some little kid a lot more too though lol). That's fine. But the way I myself look at it, and this is just my own personal opinion, is that I would rather just play with say, 10,000 Wii U users or however many it is (and be able to play JUST on the GamePad too), even if it means playing the same people, than pay £40 a year just for the privilege of playing with 500,000 users or however many it is, on the 360, PS3 etc. For me, as long as there is about 15 people wanting to play the same type of game/match as me, I'm happy :)

Oh, and I realise that the PS3 is free, but you know what I mean lol

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#12

GuruOfGreatness commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours P...:

Yep, if it's out for Wii U, I'll be getting it day one. Hope it is. For me, off screen play and free online beats slightly better graphics or a bigger online experience all the way (never understood that theory, I mean, you only need about 12 other people to play with, so why would I care how many millions ther are on other consoles). If it doesn't make it to Wii U, I will get it for whichever next console I decide to buy when the time is right. Right now, it's Wii U all the way though :D

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#18

GuruOfGreatness commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes The Mario Kart ...:

Pre-ordered my copy of the game, from GAME the day it was given a release date, but am now a bit concerned about the actual plastic box/case of the game. I really, really, really, REALLY hope that the standard, off the shelf copies of the game here in the UK just come with the standard blue case, and not the red plastic one that they just unveiled in the box bundle. I absolutely HATE it when you've got a lovely selection of green, blue, white, whatever selection of games sittng beautifully on your shelf, all the same size, shape and colour, and then just ONE game stands out a mile coz it's a completely different colour :(

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#20

GuruOfGreatness commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

Well, as much as I'd love for the Wii U to do a 180 and sell as many units as possible, as far as I'm concerned, even if it gets to Saturn territory at best and only sells 10 million units in its entire lifetime (as an example), that's 10 million satisfied customers as far as I'm concerned, that got to enjoy some of the best games ever made (myself included).

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#25

GuruOfGreatness commented on The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop:

Bought physical copy of TW101 on release day, and I think, along with Pikmin 3 (probably more so TBH as I haven't completed Pikmin yet) that it was my most addictive game last year. Could not put the damn thing down. Was a shame when I finally completed it lol. Recommend it to ANY Wii U owner. Original, fun, challenging, humorous and beautifully designed :)

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#26

GuruOfGreatness commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

The only time my Wii U ever freezes (and even then it is still VERY rare), was sometimes, after using LoveFilm and trying to get back to the Wii U homepage, it froze and I had to unplug the main power cable from the back. This happened 1 in every 20/25 times though. And I got rid of LiveFilm for Netflix last month, so it shouldn't happen at all now lol :) Touch wood, it has never once frozen in a game for me. Hopefully it stays that way lol :)

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#27

GuruOfGreatness commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

Got my Wii U on launch day, love the console, love the GamePad, regardless of how much or how little it does. Worth every single penny. My main reason for buying the Wii U (apart from the fact I would've bought one anyway lol) was actually the GamePad for off screen play. Never been able to play a console before whilst my wife watches TV, so for me, it's perfect. IMO though, I do think that Nintendo could look into packing a Pro Controller in the box along WITH the GamePad like they did with the Wii Remote bundles, as not only will it then cater for everyone, but parents buying it for their children don't need to worry about buying another controller of sorts, as they'll already have one each, and Nintendo could also get the word out better that THIS is a Wii U and you should use one of THESE controllers to get maximum enjoyment out of it. I don't think ditching the GamePad or offering a cheaper option without one is the way to go, coz TBH, I think they're already cheap enough IMO if you look in the right places offering the right bundles.

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#28

GuruOfGreatness commented on Monster Hunter is Ten Years Old Today:

I have the demo of Monster Hunter 3 on both Wii U and 3DS, but no matter how hard I try, I just CAN'T get into them for whatever reason. Maybe I'm just playing it all wrong, but from what I've played, it's just a slow, plodding game with weapons I can barely use. I would like to point out though that I do genuinely want to like this game, as I see the love it gets, and it looks like something I could enjoy, but just not now evidentially :(

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#31

GuruOfGreatness commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top...:

Glad I could be of service to help get there lol ;) Pre-ordered from GAME (got my free key ring too lol). Game looks absolutely incredible, plays beautifully and feels epic. I'd recommend it to any Wii U owner. Only issue (and I'm glad I'm not the only one, is the loading time. I thought the game had jammed at one point). IMO though, DK is a good enough game to add to the list of games as to why someone should/might go and pick up a Wii U. Good job Retro/Nintendo :)

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#32

GuruOfGreatness commented on Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Writ...:

Early 90's, Nintendo vs Sega. Late 90's, WWF vs WCW......God I loved the 90's lol. On both occasions, my "brand" won though lol ;) Still loved and bought everything that Sega ever produced though, with the Dreamcast being IMO the most underrated console of all time (and probably my 2nd or 3rd favourite console ever), it's just that I always loved Nintendo that extra bit more :)

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#33

GuruOfGreatness commented on Remake Request: Virtua Fighter 2:

@Nintenjoe64

You beat me to it lol ;) That was my favourite of all the Virtua Fighter games. Not to take anything away from Virtua Fighter 2 though, as I loved that too. Whilst we're at it though, bring back Virtua Fighter Kids :D Loved that game.

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#34

GuruOfGreatness commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

Meh, I've still pre-ordered and paid for mine, and I'm sure I will enjoy the heck out of it. It's only £30.00 too, so it's not like it's even a £45-£50 game like Mario or Zelda (not that price ever stops me anyway).

As for the game being a huge IP and not selling as it should, whether Donkey Kong goes on to help sell another thousand Wii U consoles, or ten thousand (as well as those that buy it that already own the console obviously), or more perhaps, does it really matter??? That's still a few thousand extra people to add to the install base that might not have bought a Wii U had it NOT been for Donkey Kong. Just enjoy stuff for what it is, not what it isn't, regardless of sales figures.

Hope everyone enjoys DK on Friday :)

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#37

GuruOfGreatness commented on UK Retailer GAME to Open Two Pre-Owned Only St...:

I'm born and bred in Cambridge, and walked past one of the two GAME's that we have here on Tuesday with my wife, only to find that it was closed for refurb. Didn't think much of it obviously, just thought it was a usual change around; but the moment I saw the title of this article, before I even read the damn thing, I knew that Cambridge would be on their list as one of their first stores to change, as we have two stores within 3 minutes walking of each other, and it clearly just clicked in my head as to why one of them was closed on Tuesday. Blooming shame though, as I don't buy pre-owned games at all, and out of the two stores to pick from, they converted my favourite one lol :( End of an era for me as I will never have reason to go in now :( To think, we used to have a GAME and a GameStation next door to each other, and then the other GAME store a few mins away. That was gaming overload though to be fair lol.

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#38

GuruOfGreatness commented on UK Retailer Argos Drops Wii U Premium to £179.99:

Argos always do sales like this though that don't last long. I picked up a 3G PS Vita from them back in October, for £140, complete with Killzone:Mercenaries, Virtua Tennis World Tour (both games proper boxed hardcopies, not downloads), a 16GB memory card, and a £10.00 Argos gift voucher. I also took them up on their offer of Fifa 13 for £5.00 when bought with a Vita. So all that for £145 I thought was a real damn bargain. But it was blooming hard to reserve the bundle though, everywhere was sold out. Took me two days to get one and when I went to pay, the guy said they've been selling like hot cakes since this promotion. So whether it's permanent or not, hopefully the same works for the Wii U.

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#39

GuruOfGreatness commented on 3DS Tops US Hardware Sales as Wii U Achieves "...:

20 million units sold worldwide in its lifetime, or 120 million units sold worldwide in its lifetime, does it matter? As long as those X amount of millions of people who own a Wii U enjoy it, and everything it has to offer, not to mention perhaps some very fond memories of it years down the line, then what does it matter how many units are sold. As long as you, the consumer, are happy with your purchase, THAT is all that really matters!!!

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#40

GuruOfGreatness commented on Fresh 2013 UK Hardware Sales Figures Keep 3DS ...:

Oh jeez.................percentages, sale spikes, downward spirals, sales up, sales down, doom, gloom, console X owning console Y. Do we all own a Wii U here? Are we all accepting of the console that it is, rather than the console that it's not? Do we all enjoy our Wii U console and enjoy what it brings to the table, such as its incredible first party games (Mario, Zelda, Wonderful 101 etc), and major third party games (Call of Duty, Batman, Assassins Creed etc)? If that's the case, then where is the problem?

Whether it sells 20 million units worldwide in its lifetime, or 80 million, what does it matter? As long as the people that buy it enjoy it, just leave the damn thing alone. I for one LOVE my Wii U. After I got it (at launch), I sold my PS3 and 360 as they hadn't been played on in over a year, and then cancelled my PS4 order.

Would I like Wii U sales to be astronomical? Of course, but I also don't care if they're not, coz I just want to enjoy my Wii U for what it is until the end of its lifetime, despite how long this may be and how many units it managed to ship worldwide.

Sometimes, less is more anyway. N64 sold 35 million units worldwide, but was beaten by PS1 sales, yet from personal experience, friends and family, and what I've read, more people have fond memories of the classic games that it brought us than they do from the PS1.

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#41

GuruOfGreatness commented on UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the ...:

Nothing against downloads, especially when it's the only option with classic games in VC etc, but I personally, will never buy a digital download for a game that I can get a hardback copy for (until the day finally comes in 10-20 years when you don't have a choice). Plus I like seeing my games on display and like having the option to trade them in if I need to. Even if new games were £30 to buy digital, or £40 to buy physically, I would rather pay the extra tenner and get the box, disc etc.

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#42

GuruOfGreatness commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@eaglebob345 I get that. As a matter of fact, I pre ordered a PS4 back in June, but, as time went on, and (me not being high on specs and all that stuff too didn't help), and all I kept learning about the PS4 was that it just sounded like a roided up PS3, with very few games I actually wanted, I began to wonder. Then I realised I wasn't actually excited like I should be. I was more excited about all the upcoming Wii U games. Then I realised that the only games that would interest me on the PS4 were Killzone 4 and, to a lesser extent Battlefield 4. So what do I do with a £350 console when I'm done with the one or two games I would be interested in are completed? Nothing. I'm left with a very expensive blu ray player. Then the real straw that broke the camels back for me was when I learned that I would have to pay the stupid online subscription fee yearly. So, I went down to my local GAME in October and cancelled the entire pre order, much to their disbelief and disgust. My reasoning? Because everything , from Mario and Zelda, to Call Of Duty and Assasins Creed is right here on the Wii U for me. My Mother and Brother then even offered to get me a PS4 for Christmas a couple of weeks ago, which I nearly gave in to, but again, realised, that whomever it is that pays for it, a PS4 or Xbox One would just be wasted on me right now. Maybe not in a year or two, but for now, it truly would just be my unused console if I owned one.

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#44

GuruOfGreatness commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

Well, I agree with what you are saying, in your defense of Nintendo as a company (and trust me, I agree 100%, as I do genuinely feel that Nintendo are the only company out there that aren't JUST in it for the money, and genuinely love what they do) and in what you say about Sony and Microsoft, I just don't like to be as outspoken as some people on the subject, maybe even like yourself (and I really don't mean that as an insult). I just like to see the positives in the things I enjoy, and though I will pick Nintendo and their hardware and software over the other two any day of the week, I'm not in a position to give major attacks or opinions on them, because I still enjoy their product (not that I own a PS4 or Xbox One yet, and I sold my 360 and PS3), just not in the same capacity as I do Nintendos, not even close.

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#45

GuruOfGreatness commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@eaglebob345 I realise that the Wii U is a very capable system, and in some way, shape or form that I have no idea about because I don't really understand, follow nor care about horsepower/specs, it MAY even have some advantages over its competition, but, it is safe to realise that compared to its competitors, on paper at the very least, that it is the weakest one. Certainly doesn't make it the worst though. All I was getting at in the differences between the 3, is that there are people out there who do care about the most horsepower and best specs, I'm just not one of them. I don't care about having the latest phones and stuff like that. I was offered an iPhone 4, or an iPhone 4S for £17 extra coz it had a faster processor. I barely even know what that means, let alone am I prepared to pay extra for something like that. Some people will though, and some will notice the difference. Again, I'm not one of them lol.

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#46

GuruOfGreatness commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

I know some have said that the Wii U will sell GameCube numbers (which to me, was a success, as they still sold around 25 million units, made a tidy little profit on it, and have some of the best games ever made on it), but I still personally see the Wii U selling between 30-40 million in it's lifetime. If it does, would this be considered a failure? If not, what figure justifies a failure? If PS3 sells 100 million in its lifetime, but PS4 only sells 75 million, is the PS4 considered a failure because it did not live up to its older brothers figures?

I just don't get all this console hatred. Can't we just all enjoy our consoles for what they are, and the games we have?

I have nothing against any console, but that still doesn't stop me from thinking the Wii U is the best, because it is the best for ME, not my neighbours, or my the people in the next village etc, but for me, and seeing as I'm the consumer with it, what I say or think when its my opinion counts. It does everything I want it to (except offer blu ray). I don't bad mouth the other consoles, so why must they bad mouth mine?

It's all about what you want, and what sort of lifestyle you have IMO. If you're a bachelor who doesn't care for colourful games or Nintendo franchise games, and you like horsepower and having the best in technology advancement, then you'd be stupid not to get a PS4.

If you have a family, and like motion sensor, voice control, and all the bells and whistles that technology offers to control your living room, but you also enjoy the more serious games and a HUGE online server too after your family have gone to bed, then you'd be stupid not to get an Xbox One.

If you like colourful, family friendly games that are designed for local play and not just online, games that when it comes to actual story and gameplay, may even be considered more original than its counterparts offerings, a free online service as opposed to £40 a year, and being able to play some of the biggest games of the year such as Call Of Duty, Assasins Creed, Batman etc, as WELL as the timeless Nintendo franchises all on one console, but yet due to a lack of horsepower, be prepared to sacrifice a select few games that might not make it (like Battlefield 4), then you'd be stupid not to get a Wii U.

There are 3 new choices out there, just pick what is best for you, enjoy the hell out of it, and don't bad mouth someone elses decision if it happens to be different to yours. We all have the same hobby at the end of the day..............GAMING!!!

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#47

GuruOfGreatness commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Final...:

This was my very first Pikmin game too, as I didn't bother with 1 or 2 on the GameCube for some bizarre reason :( Within 20 minutes of playing though, it went from a game I didn't think I would like that much (bought it as an impulse buy coz everyone was talking about how incredible it was), to realising that this game is just pure magic. Played it for over 5 hours straight one night not realising it was about 3am. 5 months later, and I'm still undecided as to whether this, or The Wonderful 101 is my game of the year. Sad thing is though I think I might only JUST be about half way through the game, if that, coz new games kept coming out afterwards that I wanted and Pikmin was pushed aside, but I'm not worried, coz it's so damn good it's not like I will be trading it in or forgetting I have it any time soon. It'll just sit there, waiting for me to get addicted to it again :)

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#48

GuruOfGreatness commented on UK Retailer Blockbuster to Close All Remaining...:

It's always sad to hear of a business going under, despite what people may think of their business practices, pricing, staff, product etc etc etc. I myself have never really had much to do with Blockbuster. For the past 14 years or so, I know (where I am at least), that it was either cheaper, or about the same price, to go and buy a game or DVD as it was to rent it, so renting became pointless. I can only remember 4 transactions with Blockbuster my entire life, and that was renting "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" for the PS1 back in the late 1990's, same again with WWF Attitude for PS1, then buying WCW/NWO World Tour for the N64 in the late 90's, and then buying two copies of ZombiU, brand new for £2.80 each in their 75% off everything sale about 3 weeks ago.

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#49

GuruOfGreatness commented on Wii U Wins "Deals Award" For Being One Of The ...:

@S7eventhHeaven

LMFAO. I cancelled my PS4 pre-order coz there's nothing at this time that screams to me I need a new £350 console to play nothing on. Every game I want is out for the Wii U. My brother kept his order though and we went together to collect it together Friday morning, and low and behold, just like you said, everyone in there is handing over hundreds of pounds for their new console, my brother included, and then there was me, proudly purchasing my copy of Super Mario 3D World, and announcing that this was where the REAl fun began lol. I did get some glares when some customers overheard that I had cancelled my order. They couldn't understand why lol.

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#50

GuruOfGreatness commented on Wii U Wins "Deals Award" For Being One Of The ...:

Free online, best exclusive games (matter of opinion I realise), decent amount of top third party games to keep you busy, backwards compatible, proper off screen play, very low and attractive price for bundles, games found very cheap also, attractive console for kids, families and IMO, adult demographic too......I still think it's best value for money too for what it offers compared to the other two (and no, nothing against them), at least from the prices I've seen here in the UK anyway.