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HappyMaskedGuy

HappyMaskedGuy

Twenty-three is number one!

Male, 28, United Kingdom

Nintendo love. Opinionated. Nasty drunk. Do you have any change at all???!

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Tue 3rd December, 2013

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HappyMaskedGuy

#1

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday:

@Quorthon RARE by that point was simply no longer the same company that brought the truly great games to Nintendo hardware. Many of the team had already left or were in the process of leaving. RARE existed in name only. It's like all these people asking for another Metroid Prime from Retro, without considering that just because it is still called Retro Studios does not make it the same company from more than a decade ago- staff changes, company restructuring etc.
Screw RARE. They were dead before Microsoft took delivery of them.

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#3

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday:

Happy Birthday Reggie! Nintendo is the only games company that manages to make their company executives truly loved by its fans- I mean Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, Reggie, the late Mr Yamauchi and Mr Yokoi have all been absolute LEGENDS in the gaming community. I have particularly fond memories of N64 magazine comically portraying Mr Yamauchi as being an evil super villain with death ray vision and a heart of ice- just purely based on his tendency to say little in public but continually set the standard of video gaming time and time again.

Damn, I love Nintendo.

HappyMaskedGuy

#4

HappyMaskedGuy commented on First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Su...:

I wonder if they plan to have Grant Kirkhope reprise his role as composer for this game's soundtrack? For me, the music of RARE's N64 era was a key component to the atmosphere, magic and immersion of those titles, and ultimately, my enduring love of them. I played through Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie on N64 again recently- they are still fantastic. Just bought myself a replacement DK64 which I foolishly traded in back in the day too. Musically, all are incredible- I'm humming the Treasure Trove Cove theme as we speak!

C'mon Nintendo- open those tight wallets and buy these guys! They're practically begging for it! Majoras Mask was successful wasn't it? So Give the fans what they want once more!

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#5

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Review: Quake II (Nintendo 64):

@AhabSpampurse I completely agree! Whoever reviewed this game is missing a brain- criticising it for being too hard(?!) then bashing the Turok control scheme told me all I need to know.
This guy can't play jack. Deserves at least an 8.
Fantastic title with a stellar multiplayer.

HappyMaskedGuy

#8

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

Hi Nintendo Life moderators,
just wondered, if this discussion thread involved criticism of race by certain ignorant individuals, rather than gender, would many of the purely offensive comments on this thread have been allowed to exist?

Just wondered, seeing as there has been absolutely zero input. VERY disappointed and frankly, offended.

HappyMaskedGuy

#9

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

@Octane no, but you disgust me purely because you chose to defend a man accused of crimes with evidence incriminating him, rather than sympathise with a victim/s with evidence to prove their claims.

Also, many sexual harassment claims never reach court because of moronic opinions such as yours, therefore I will continue to abhore you, until you wise up.

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#12

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

@Vincent294 Agreed- @Octane to dismiss these claims because YOU weren't there (oh the ego...) despite the fact that evidence overwhelmingly points to this mans guilt, is moronic.

I'm sure you would be singing a very different tune if a victim were a younger sister or daughter of yours.

Go take a walk and reconsider what being a man really is. Get informed, pal.

HappyMaskedGuy

#13

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

@Chrizzel28 This clearly hasn't been a case of just someone saying, 'He sent me a message'. I'm pretty sure the evidence was presented on multiple fronts, enough to have seen him found guilty. Instead of all this 'it could be someone lying' nonsense, consider what has happened following the allegations. I can't understand why people like you are more willing to doubt someone's guilt over this if the evidence has clearly resulted in a verdict of guilty, hence his job loss.

I mean seriously- use your brains people. Stop giving predators like this guy a place to hide under your benefit of doubt. Almost purely I'll bet, because he's male. This isn't a case of some girl getting revenge by lying. She would need evidence, which multiple sources have clearly provided.
The guy is guilty. Accept it and support the victims- or would that be easier for you if they were young males harassed by an older man? Get a grip.

HappyMaskedGuy

#15

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

@Vincent294
I hope they get rid of these people for good. This community is read and enjoyed by people of all genders, ages and ethnicity. There is no room for people's political or social ignorance. The whole thing has horrified me- this is meant to be a safe place for Nintendo fans, no matter who they are.

Seriously guys, sort this out.

HappyMaskedGuy

#16

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

@Octane What the exactly does this have to do with feminism? Nice attempt at humour.

Why are there so many morons on this thread, or website for that matter??

@moderators, please step in here and adjust some of the plain offensive and stupid comments made. I am deeply disappointed. I thought this site was a Nintendo community, not a plymph for bigoted, inconsiderate idiots to disease civilised discussion.

For anyone to suggest that this man deserved anything less than losing his job for harassing young girls is frankly, disgusting.

HappyMaskedGuy

#20

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Ma...:

@gage_wolf I can understand your points, and share a similar dislike of tribal tattoos.
I don't really see Bayonetta as a lust object- she not some doe eyed moron for starters. I see no problem with making a character attractive, so long as she's not an idiot.
Bayonetta simply could not pull off a grounded and articulate plot, because the gameplay itself is ridiculous- it's about letting go of sensibilities and allowing yourself to have fun- a quality sorely lacking in most games these days, apart from Nintendo, everyone is desperate to be gritty, realistic and tell p*** poor hackneyed stories which are hailed as friggin masterpieces by the numpties who forget that a game is not a bloody c grade movie!
I digress- Platinum games are fun to play- that's why I play Videogames. If I want to be intellectually moved or challenged, I'll choose the superior medium of reading a good book, or watching a good film. Not to say I disagree with everything you are saying, but Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are good games, whether you can appreciate them or not, because of their gameplay.
I also appreciate that it is possible to have emotive, challenging experiences in Videogames, of which I have experienced a few, but that is not the purpose of Bayonetta, or W101. If a game is fun, and crafted as such, it deserves praise.

HappyMaskedGuy

#22

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Ma...:

@Pika2346
Well said indeed- I agree that for such a mainstream activity, Videogames developers are horrendously ignorant to the needs of disabled/ needs specific customers. It seems to me that by now, all who wish to participate in gaming should be made to feel welcome and thanked for their custom. It's ridiculous to treat people so poorly in an educated, participative society. Gaming can also be a huge healing outlet for anyone who just wants to escape their day to day lives, regardless of age, gender or ability.
Where are those developers standing up for the rights of all to participate? It is a serious issue, long overdue a solution, or at the very least, a discussion amongst the gaming community.

Please email Nintendo and let them know how you feel about this, I will too. Thanks!

HappyMaskedGuy

#23

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Ma...:

@minotaurgamer
I think you and others here are ignorant to the actual story here- it is accessible to those who have physical problems with complex controls- ie it is more user friendly for disabled or physically challenged gamers, due to its open, customisable control scheme- it does not mean accessible to 3 year olds or non-gamers. It is mainstream in the sense that it is a high budget game on a mainstream platform.

HappyMaskedGuy

#24

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

People buy tablets and IPhones not for the purpose of accessing specific content, but that these devices offer a fashionable means of accessing media which is fleetingly deemed by contemporary society as necessary or desirable. The mobile market only seems painfully obvious as the next logical avenue for Nintendo because it also seems the most easy- it is an incredibly volatile market dominated by consumers who demand not quality, but free use of the simplest possible content, often pirated material.
Nintendo would be foolish to step into this arena- as foolish as they would also be to not have considered doing so years ago.
I have faith in their business logic, and am delighted in their restraint concerning armchair business consultants, or demands from a market which has no real intention or purpose to invest should Nintendo pursue the mobile 'market'.

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#30

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

@jpfan1989 I can understand why people may be uncomfortable with the idea on paper- however these are not angels representative of any religion- they are a fictional creature called an Angel. Don't worry- there's no sacrilidge or blasphemy in the game. Bayonetta is actually one of the good guys lol

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#31

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

@jpfan1989 On what fence exactly? If you are worried it may not be your cup of tea, I emplore you to take the plunge- it's a fantastic game. Seems shallow, but actually harbours vast depth and sheer joy. Don't miss out on the chance to support it if you can. It would honestly be tragic if this game doesn't sell. If Nintendo is involved, you know it's gold ;)

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#36

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Feature: The Making of Rocket: Robot on Wheels:

I think the protagonist and packaging let the game down in terms of exciting the consumer. There also wasn't any marketing at all really. I own the game but haven't played through it, though I remember my cousin loving it. One thing I do take away from this article, that I have always loved about the N64, was that almost every game had its own engine, built from the ground up and that was trying to accomplish something. It made every title feel unique and organic. Nowadays I despair at the cookie cutter reliance on the Unreal engine. Games now may look different, but feel fundamentally the same. Detest it.
I miss the reign of the N64.

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#40

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

The Wii U is an online device, by it's very nature it is assumptive to the changes in its environment, namely updates. I'm all for anti materialism, yet Nintendo is the only company by my count offering both free online community services and backwards compatibility with Wii software.
My advice? Stop crying, and go complain about companies who deserve legitimate criticism.

HappyMaskedGuy

#44

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

Can't understand these people who constantly insist that a price cut will help the Wii U- it's far cheaper than its competitors already. Also the idea of 'ditching' the game pad is ridiculous. Dropping the consoles USP would not help it. The Wii U only needs to change people's attitudes, and it will sell. end of story.

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#50

HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Sam...:

This is pretty awesome, though I do worry that this cross contamination of different IPs could potentially water down and harm the integrity of their constituent parts- I don't want Link in Mario Kart, and I don't really eat Bayonetta dressing up as Fox, those annoy me. This is interesting, if they can pull it off. Maybe encourage Nintendo to think outside the box when it comes to evolving the Metroid formula? Samus suits chasing down big monsters, can't argue with that.....