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Male, 28, United Kingdom
Nintendo love. Opinionated. Nasty drunk. Do you have any change at all???!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and ...:
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Minor Miiverse Update Allows You to Focus on F...:
@Nareva Pants in Britain do not equate to pants in the US- we call underwear pants, and what you call pants over there, we tend to call trousers Consider yourself localised.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Yoshi Circuit From Double Dash!! Makes A Comeb...:
Never liked this track, wish they had chosen something else. Banshee Boardwalk or Maple Treeway for me ;p
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.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:
@SahashraLA What on Earth are you jibbering on about?
I'm genuinely curious. That post, like... I don't know.
I just don't know. Are you bat doggieoopsiepoopie crazy or what man?
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:
@Sinister Tech has changed over the years- part of the updates Nintendo issues compensates and patches for much of the third party software which is sensitive to previous niggles in the hardware programming. Not Nintendo's fault, but the developers'.
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 commented on Download: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire...:
@rexthedex Maybe our losing streak is coming to an end? Lol
I won a code! On my first attempt! I never win anything!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo 64x64: 007 The World is not Enough:
@odd69 will probably never release anywhere again because it would require both EA and whoever currently owns the Bond license to agree for its release and distribute the small financial gain. Best place to go is Ebay my friend.
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.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revea...:
@Stu13 Mario's done a Charlie Sheen
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo Releases Drop in UK Charts in Face of...:
@stanleecroup Agreed- by the way, nice Phasmid
@Takerkaneanite6 We live in a nation of morons. I think people in the UK have forgotten how to use their imaginations
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Tr...:
PAL release please. Don't horse around with people who are willing to give you lots of cash without asking too many questions, Nintendo.....
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.....
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:
Makes sense to me, and doesn't bother me in the slightest. The very creation of this adaptor was fan service to Smash Melee fans, can't exactly be ungrateful for that.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo 64x64: Turok 2:
@Genesaur You have no taste, if this is truly your belief. I can understand criticisms levelled at its frame rate, but for its time, Turok 2 was pushing the boundaries of what was possible on any console, with workmanship and artistry that still holds solidly today. Terrible? Really? Clearly you have not played it, or you don't understand a good game. I can name a good few 'classic' games that have fared far worse to time than this. Try again, with eyes anew
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:
P.S, if Nintendo ain't chasing something, it ain't worth having. They have a good nose for garbage
Couldn't give a flying monkey's about Minecraft. Instead if whining about not having an extremely overhyped Lego simulator, Wii U owners should be relishing the honour of having Bayonetta 2, touted as game of the year, as an exclusive to our system????
Keep your bloody Minecraft nonsense, its already going out of fashion anyways. I prefer my Wii U not be tainted by the whims of tablet jerks and spoilt children.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Review: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit (3DS):
Can't smell, taste or feel the stuff yet?
Pfffft, Im not being fooled again!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on XSEED Will Release Rune Factory 4 as an eShop ...:
@k8sMum thank you!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: The Wiivengers is the Latest Marvellous...:
@shaneoh Can't for the life of me understand why anyone can believe the Avengers was even a decent film, let alone 'amazing'. Just plain awful from every perspective. This video however, was very good. Better than the film, anyways!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Video: Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hy...:
So what's the civilian verdict here on Hyrule Warriors? Worth investing? I need that extra wee push! With Smash Bros on 3DS and Wii U, not to mention Bayonetta on the imminent horizon, I'm struggling to justify buying this with regards to my crummy budget.
I am open to the concept of cash loans, by the way. TOTALLY good for it
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:
@Frank90 I second this motion Sir!
@CaptainToad agreed- Nintendo could perhaps step in to revive beloved franchises that were carelessly scrapped by many big publishers in their race for obscene profits. It would certainly reinforce their philosophy of prioritising games and fun over trends and chasing the quickest buck. There must be hundreds of oppurtunities in this sector, not necessarily the same model as Platinum and Bayonetta 2, but simply listening to the actual players of games and investing in the loyalty of an established fanbase. Nintendo- the games saviour! No no, THIS is for the players, Sonny
@Randomname19 hahahaha, brilliant!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:
@Greenalink Casuals crying?
Nice way to tar everyone who has an opinion with the same misinformed brush.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse:
@ModestFan93 Pokemon Snap 2? With AR capabilities that work with the NFC characters- go on a pokemon safari in your home!
Iv still to play Colosseum, however I have heard many good things. I bought it years ago! More games than sense :/
@Mr_Video Exactly- I'm predicting the things you wouldn't expect nintendo to do at E3, because we all know from bitter experience that nintendo almost never unveil what we want or expect from them! Lol.
Perhaps a direct sequel to Link Between Worlds? Or Majoras Mask Part 2? Hey you, Raichu? Some lessons for the Art Academy Sketchpad would be nice...
A big part of the West's presentation will be Tomodachi Life I bet.
Then we can all slump bak into a resigned sense of underwhelmed-ness.
Also an update that amends this 'frogging' carry on :/
@Luna-Harmony I've got my fingers crossed for some Metroid, and I am also confidently predicting an unveiling of Twilight Princess HD.
Also an extra series of downloadable cups for Mario Kart 8, hopefully including both N64 Banshee Boardwalk and Bowsers Castle.
And Smash Bros Melee HD, purrdy p-p-p-please?
I think it's a great thing. The Wii U has a strong online community spirit, a shared enthusiasm, more so than any of the other consoles- comparitively barren, soulless deserts of bashing each other's mamas.
Rock on with the intelligent, nonsensical and downright dumb expectations for Nintendo at E3!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Weirdness: Luigi's Mario Kart 8 'Death Stare' ...:
Why is everyone getting so hung up on the fact it isn't Fox News? Plenty of people have already pointed out as much in the comments- aye, journalistic accuracy is important, but big woo, it isn't Fox Network News. Who cares? :/
No need to repeat what others have said already. Read the other comments first perhaps? It's good manners, yo
Clearly the Wii U is still DOOOOMED...
Haha, those Nintendo cynics never cease to amaze me with their ability to grossly underestimate the greatest gaming company ever (and evermore).
All who bashed the Wii U, please get off this planet. You are all fools of the highest caliber.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Somet...:
Smash Bros Tournament Host or guest player.
Don't get hyped for E3. I've made the same mistake every year for the past 5 years- Nintendo have perfected the art of dashing hopes and dreams at that event!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Mario Kart 8 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Units...:
Also really want to see how many Wii U consoles were sold thanks to MK8's success. Finally, a good financial payoff for Nintendo! Crack open the champagne, darlings!
Great game, me and my brother are absolutely lovin the two player online races. It's like Scotland versus the world on that thing, true underdog stuff. Those Frenchies didn't know what hit em!
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Check Out This Incredible Valve / Super Smash ...:
Incredibly talented people made this. Super impressed.
Not a game idea though lol.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:
I think that introducing non-nintendo characters to smash bros took away a good deal of its purity and power as a franchise (compare Melee to Brawl), so NO, leave your hairbrained idea out of this, dilution would harm Mario Kart as a pure, working and consistently exciting formula.
Go play Sega or Sony's 'brilliant' multi universe multiplayer games if you want such watery nonsense.
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:
@Funny_Moblin yeah, superiorspider acting a bit trollish. Anyone who calls any Mario Kart game 'rehashed' is clearly lacking experience in gaming.
Be gone, foul creature! (Not you Mr Moblin)
HappyMaskedGuy commented on Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuk...:
@Thecoolmana777 perhaps I just look for things to worry about lol. I suppose it's just not my kind of game. You are right, it is a safe medium of escapism to do things you couldn't otherwise do, and who knows, it may even be therapeutic in a bloodthirsty quenching frustration kind of way. Videogames need and deserve more study. There's some really interesting human insight to be found I'm sure!
@Spanjard Super Mario World 4 plot;
Yoshi babysits all the babies.
Yoshi eats them.
A hole is torn in the space time continuum.
Yoshi and Bowser merge and are stretched into one giant, Lovecraftian horror of the stars, travelling back and forth through time, devouring planets.
@Dr_Corndog I wish Nintendo would ditch the baby thing. It's so out of hand I don't even think it's in their control anymore. It's gone Skynet.
@NavySpheal I think there is a huge mistake made by many people when comparing violence in a movie to violence in a videogame. A videogame is an active participation simulation- I don't think that violent Videogames make people violent, not at all. But I am worried by the desensitisation it can create, and often, parents buy these games for their younger children without realising the serious nature/ content of them, because there is a very real problem of Videogames still being generalised by non-players as just 'toys'. I just don't see why we actually need these types of FPS? Regardless of story, the characters in the games have a total disregard for the rules of warfare, so it's not exactly making a valuable contribution to how we view war and how to avoid it. Nah, just torture some dude then blow his brains out. Doesn't matter, he's not real, no consequences.
Maybe I'm coming across as a jerk here, because I can hear a collective of people groaning, 'Chill, it's just a game'- but that is just the problem. The CoD games market themselves as super realistic, yet paradoxically it is viewed as a 'toy' to the uninformed. This contradiction can be incredibly confusing, so much that it could ultimately hurt gaming's development as a thoughtful space for creativity.
However, Suggesting an NWA album for their kids, or allowing them to go see the next SAW film would send 'em bananas in uproar, because everyone KNOWS how to view movies. They know where they stand. Also, movies stand completely seperately, they are not tied in to a particular media format, as games are. They are also non-participant in nature.
I think there should be room for all types of Videogames, to support that artistic freedom. But FPS' have a stranglehold on the market which is, to me, a problem. As a gamer, I don't want to be prejudged as someone who enjoys pretending to shoot people.
@Roadkill409 I think that is why I have always been such a big fan of Nintendo hardware. I don't have kids (yet lol), but violent 'adult' Videogames have never interested me. GTA etc, the majority of people who I know who play those games play ONLY those games. Which isn't a gamer to me. I find it perplexing when these people, who buy every CoD and GTA release but nothing else, proclaim themselves 'mature' gamers! It leaves me positively aghast!
Fact is, no Playstation or Xbox releases have made me want their consoles, for more than a decade- I'm just not their market. I love colourful, creative and exciting worlds that in reality I otherwise could not escape to and explore. I am however, frequently accused as being a fanboy by said 'mature gamers'.
It continues to perplex me. I want to be able to share these fantastic experiences with my future children. I DO NOT want them to become desensitised to simulated human violence through Videogames. There is so much violence in the real world, we see it happening all over the world almost every day to people we don't know, and I would prefer my kids were appalled by, rather than numb and indifferent to a stranger's suffering.
I love Nintendo games because, like reading to my future children, playing with them and generally enjoying life with them, I'll be able to explore these worlds and share something very special with them for a long, long time.
@BLPs I've always been extremely uncomfortable with Videogames which glorify shooting other human beings. I couldn't believe Call of Duty was allowed to include that airport massacre scene. It didn't have a point to make, it was simply shock value and marketing. It was utterly disgraceful. Also glorifying casual, indiscriminate violence such as torture in a videogame is unacceptable to me, and completely unnecessary. But jeez, is it popular. Disturbing.
Ill stick with games like Mario Kart, Zelda, Child of Light, Trine 2, Okami and other adventure, racing, RPG fun multiplayer games. All of which have more creativity and true escapism in 1 screen than all of CoD's series put together.
Games should be a positive force in the world. The most violent I can go (just) is in the Assasins Creed games. Purely for the work that goes into creating the worlds of past times, I find it fascinating.