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Male, 43, United Kingdom

Fri 17th October, 2008

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Laxeybobby commented on Wii U Reference Discovered In Call of Duty: Ad...:

@Mooj738 I did the same and like you I won't be buying any future CoD titles on WiiU as I am fed up of the lack of support for DLC on these games when DLC is such a major part of what this game is.
The only thing that would change my mind would be advance confirmation that full DLC will be available. However I'm a realist and know this will never happen so my money will be staying in my pocket.



Laxeybobby commented on Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter:

They have a new video on the website home page, which introduces you to all the team and they introduce themselves and their role within the team & game. (Including the script writer of Stalker series). It also takes you inside their studio. Make of it what you will.



Laxeybobby commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

Just last week, I got several posts putting me down when I made comment about this game and the fact that no official game footage has been released and that the WiiU footage on YouTube was simulated WiiU PC footage. Well I hate to say it but "I Told You So".

However still have my pre-order as November 2014 and checking the official website I couldn't find any reference to the game release being put back on WiiU, however to be fair other than the WiiU logo at the bottom of the page and the reference that the game is coming to WiiU, there is absolutely no information about this game for the WiiU. Give a couple of months and it will be cancelled, Shame as it was a pre-order must buy for me.



Laxeybobby commented on Tomonubu Itagaki Thinks Gamers Will Buy A Wii ...:

This looks like an alternative to the COD series. Will I buy it? Yes as soon as I see it listed on Game i'll be pre-ordering it. Will it sell more WiiU systems, well this all comes down to the advertising and pre-release hype and exposer behind the game. If this is promoted like watchdog was prior to its release and shouted out loud that its a WiiU exclusive (as some people I have mentioned this to still believe its coming to Xbox), then maybe this will attract a few more console sales.



Laxeybobby commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Baseball + Boxing (Wi...:

I'm wondering if with this version is more likely to be patched / updated via automatic downloads by Ninty to improve the faults with Boxing. I've noticed games like pikmin, wonderful 101 have all received automatic updates to rectify issues.



Laxeybobby commented on Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwi...:

@ScorpionMG Can't understand your over reaction to a factual post with a rightly held opinion.
The link was not WiiU gameplay - fact.
The other YouTube videos online that claim WiiU gameplay state they are simulated using WiiU settings on pc - fact.
I even said they looked great but not as good as the E3 official video, which is to be expected as that video was from another higher spec platform.
There are no official WiiU released footage or details of what the WiiU version of this game has - fact.
I wasn't disputing the WiiU version wouldn't be amazing the game is on my preorder list for the WiiU
I never cast dispersions on the game nor said I'm not going to buy it nor did my last post attempt to discourage others to buy it.
I expressed a personal opinion that I will not get too excited about the hype until I've seen official WiiU details and gameplay footage running on a WiiU.
So your childish outburst about 'I'm one of the reasons 3rd part devs don't make games on WiiU' has no founding and I'd question which if our posts was full of crap!



Laxeybobby commented on Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwi...:

@epicdude12302 Don't believe all that you see on YouTube. That link I'd be 90% certain is not WiiU gameplay, due to the publish date and the fact that other more recent ie 2014 YouTube videos only show WiiU simulation gameplay. ie the game running on a PC with the settings changed to simulate the WiiU and these videos don't look anywhere near as classy as the link you posted. (They look good, but no where near the graphical level of the E3 videos)
Until I see an officially released WiiU gameplay video with details of what the game has on the WiiU I'm not going to get too excited about all the hype.



Laxeybobby commented on E3 2014: Splatoon Will Offer Team-Based Ink-Sp...:

Who needs the call of duty franchise, when this looks so good.
Nintendo have pulled it out of the bag at E3 with this, Starfox, Zelda, and the other new projects as well as the dates for the already announced games, surely this must mean an increase in console sales.



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

Having bought the last two at the same price as the other consoles and seen no support from Activision in terms of the promised DLC that was clearly marked on the game case, combined with their silence on the matter as to why. My money will stay in my bank for this series until I see changes in attitude from Activision towards the WiiU users.



Laxeybobby commented on Exclusive: Lost Wii Game, Sadness, To Be Reviv...:

@Monkeyofthefunk My thoughts exactly. 2016 is the end of a lifespan of an already two year old console that is no longer selling enough units in 2014 or being supported by shops let alone AAA devs & publishers.
In 2016 if the WiiU is still around with its online servers still up and running will I believe have a niche following supported by bedroom coders releasing retro 90's 2D platformers, RPG's or puzzlers via eShop.



Laxeybobby commented on Exclusive: Lost Wii Game, Sadness, To Be Reviv...:

"Not to mention the switch from 3D to 2D" - Thomas Whitehead - Why didnt you pick up on that comment, those few words are a major game changer and should have been challenged further for an explanation.

I bet this is going to be another cheep looking 90's retro style game which the WiiU can well do without. No longer on my list of titles I'm interested in.
In fact with a 2016 release date maybe the WiiU will no longer be around by then anyway if the lack of sales trend continues..



Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will...:

@XCWarrior I totally agree with your view of UK sales. I'm in the Isle of Man and the WiiU has totally gone from all stores replaced by the other two.

Roger Langford - UK Nintendo Brand Manager - oh how I laugh. He should have been fired within the first three months of release. I've promoted the WiiU brand more than he has!!

To promote means to advertise and actively encourage people to buy the WiiU.
I haven't seen one advert on UK, SKY TV for MK8 let alone the WiiU.
I've seen a few for the 2DS when it was first released. I think his job is a license to print money.



Laxeybobby commented on Review: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):

@MJKOP Waiting for it to arrive from Amazon, I ordered the deluxe edition as I read this was the better album as it has the original recordings as well as the remastered ones. I've always been wary of buying MJ albums since his death, prior to that I bought everyone, as I read that a few of the post death released albums were not very good and just an obvious cash in 'Michael' for example.
Whats your opinion?
Re MK8 which is what this post is about, again I purchased a special edition.



Laxeybobby commented on Satoru Iwata Explains "Conservative" Wii U Sal...:

I think they will be lucky to achieve that number. The WiiU in the UK especially in my region is non existant and may as well be dead and berried in the dessert along with Atari's ET games!
No one on the Isle of Man now stocks current Wii U titles with our only Game store replacing the WiiU disc games with download cards. Thus saving space to be used by the other two consoles.



Laxeybobby commented on Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Slam Dunks Its Fundin...:

I've always wondered since these Kickstarter campaigns have been publicised, is what protection does an investor (if thats the right word) have. For example if you pledge an amount because you want to see the game on WiiU. The game reaches its target, so your pledge is deducted from your account, then six months down the line the game is canned or they just never get around to a WiiU version. Do you get your money back? Or is this the risk pledgers take?
This question is the only thing that's stopped me for pledging/investing cause I cant believe this type of money raising hasn't got a few fraudsters amongst its ranks.
BTW In no way am I saying this game or the developer is in that category, it was just a question i wanted to ask,



Laxeybobby commented on Activision Enlists Kevin Spacey To Sell Call O...:

According to Activision support (UK) (via email response to the question of is it coming to the WiiU), there are no plans for Advance Warfare or any future CoD games for the WiiU. "The WiiU is an unviable platform for the future of the Call of Duty series and therefor Call of Duty Advance Warfare is not in development for the WiiU"



Laxeybobby commented on Review: Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS):

Does anyone know what's the largest size HCSD card the 3DSXL can use. I've run out of space. :-( and so want this game.
Also if I get a bigger capacity card do I just copy my current card onto it via my computer or us there more to it?



Laxeybobby commented on Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation D...:

As others have intimated. The big news will be on all the websites is that is No news about WiiU or 3DS from either. With the added special one time bonus of Ubi finally confirming Watch Dog has been cancelled and had been for the last six months.



Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

Probably because most Game stores have all but abandoned the WiiU and 3DS, by either relegating it to one or two small shelves at the very back darkest corner of the stores, with no current / latest release titles or by not having any WiiU and 3DS stuff at all. Favouring Xbox, PS3, XBOne, PS4 and PC.
On the Isle of Man we only have Game and HMV that sell software and hardware. HMV have totally got rid of Nintendo favouring the others and Game have relegated Nintendo to the dark corner and haven't had a new release on the shelf in ages. I couldn't even get a copy of Bravely Default when it was released, and when asked if I could get one ordered I was told no as they wouldn't just order one copy! Couldnt even get a copy online from them either as they have no stock.
Trouble is I have over £100 worth of Game vouchers :-(



Laxeybobby commented on Ubisoft Discounts 18 Games on the North Americ...:

If this is repeated in UK then once converted from $ to £ then all of these are cheaper in disk form from online retailers. So I will just purchase the disc version. At least you have a trade in value when your finished with them unlike the downloaded version.



Laxeybobby commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

I still have my GBA with Advance Wars, Golden Sun and Golden Sun II (Still in the shrink wrap), plus Ecks Vs Sever, Sonic and a number of others, so GBA on the WiiU not important for me unless its something I really want to try.



Laxeybobby commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

Not a surprise really following the Watchdogs announcement (which I think is a cancellation on the quiet). So no not surprised that there will be no more AC.
This is a shame as I really like the games having bought both ACIII and Black Flag for WiiU and never played the series before on any other system.
What annoys me though is like the reviewer said the Just Dance series which was great fun in the first couple on Wii but now is just a money grab continues. Reminds me of the guitar hero franchise.



Laxeybobby commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

A Quote from the developer about the Wii U version in an interview:

"The one casualty in all of this is the game's Wii U version. Nintendo's low install base makes work on its struggling home console an easy choice for re-prioritising."

"It's been paused," Morin states of the Wii U build, "which means delayed.

"There were some very talented programmers working on it and, when we started to point at the things we needed to fix, we needed those guys and their experience. It was a logical choice to say - let's get those people, let's pause the Wii U thing, let's make sure the experience is where we wanted to be."

What this says too me was all the stuff that UbiSoft released months ago about how close to the end it was and that they needed to delay it to polish it off for a better experience was a load of Bull.
They have basically indefinably placed this game on hold taking the WiiU coding team and re-assigning them to other platforms.
The WiiU version of this game was no where near complete like they had led the WiiU public to believe, and the next stage for something that is permanently on hold and only partially complete, is CANCELLED, announced I would guess a month or so after the release on the other consoles. With an apology telling WiiU owners to "purchase it on another console if you want to experience the game"
I said as much months ago when they first announced the delay, however I am always happy to be proven wrong in this case. But I don't think that will happen!



Laxeybobby commented on Airtight Games Feels That Murdered: Soul Suspe...:

@CaviarMeths And I'm not sure what he means by "and this just doesn't fit."

I think he is politely saying that the subject matter of their game doesn't fit their perception of the demographic of the Nintendo console due to its rating maybe?
Which is a shame as Deus Ex was a more mature rated game and is a really great game to play.



Laxeybobby commented on AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact...:

Well, I wish him all the best. I too still think its a bit of a windup with the EA Madden spoof. (AE Mad Men). But if its for real I wish him all the best.
I'm not so sure this game will do well in EU and UK but Im sure the US gamers will be interested



Laxeybobby commented on Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its ...:

Hmm just Google'd AE games and a couple of other Nintendo websites are declaring this press release as a hoax :-( by some troll.

They are saying to back up their claim of a hoax
"The site is made on the blogger platform plus the press release is rather unprofessional, by that I mean sounds like it was written by a fanboy."
"Unless they formed over the weekend there's no listing in incorporate listing in North Carolina for an AE Games company. There's an AE mobile games but that's not the same company. This is just angry blogger with too much time on their hands."
(both quotes cut & pasted from other sites)

It will be a shame if it is a hoax.



Laxeybobby commented on Space Simulator "Space Pioneer" Shoots for the...:

Apologies I went back and read the kickstarter page again and I did misread it. Please accept my apologies and I have deleted the original post.
I wish you and your team every success in achieving the goal and look forward to this sometime in the future on my WiiU.



Laxeybobby commented on Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U:

Thanks I'm glad someone understood what I was trying to say.
Maybe rehash is a word that is too strong, maybe I should use recycled?
I assure you i'm no troll. I have remained soley with Nintendo as I admire their imagination & quality with their consoles. Unfortunately having played through the Nintendo Console range over the last 25+ years. I have become bored with the same recycled IP releases. So I don't buy them & that's is why I feel strongly about Nintendo re-imagining some of their older IP's, inventing new IP's and feeling let down when we miss the likes of UbiSoft Watch Dogs



Laxeybobby commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:


Mature gamer was purely a reference to my age not to the style of games I or others play. (I'm in my mid forties).
I suppose for me only ever being a Nintendo Console Owner from the SNes, through the N64, GC, and Wii and now WiiU - games that have appeared on the WiiU, like Assasin Creed and Deus X are different experiences for me compared to the same MK and Smash Bro etc that I have been playing for the past 25+yrs



Laxeybobby commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I like the article and respect the authors point of view, but I think he's looking through rose tinted glasses.
Before i'm shouted down - Yes, I am one of those gamers that only own a Wii U, and im a mature gamer as well.
To say "The Wii U is a system for exclusive, different experiences mostly from Nintendo" is absurd as the games that Nintendo release are just rehashes of the ones that have come before. At the moment I only own two Nintendo WiiU games: The underwhelming Nintendo Land that came with the console (I would never have bought this) and PikMin. The other Nintendo releases I have purposefully ignored because I already have them in my collection albeit they are not in HD, but so what, its the gameplay that attracts me to a game not the HD visuals.
So what Nintendo 'system for exclusive, different experiences' are on the horizon for 2014, not that many as MK8 is let face it is a combination of past MK's in HD, Super Smash Bro's HD - Oh im sure thats going to offer a different experience to Super Smah Bros on Wii!
The only game that I think for me that meet the criteria is Bayenetta 2 as I haven't experienced the first.
Now if Nintendo announced some re imagining of some older near forgotten IP's i'd agree with that statement, but right now the WiiU is wandering aimlessly into the game console graveyard.

I have been solely Nintendo home console owner from the SNes purchasing from day one of release, never owning a Sony or Microsoft. After the WiiU I think I will seriously consider before buying the next Nintendo Console (if there will be a next). In fact the WiiU will probably be my last console and I'll find another past time that is more suitable to my age (as my wife says)



Laxeybobby commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

@Rafie I like your optimism :-)
The game has already been delayed six months and UbiSoft had gone on record prior to the first delay to state that the WiiU version was supposedly the most complete out of all the formats. Now they are delaying it for an undisclosed amount of time. Your right the words do say Delayed, but it whats between the lines that shout the loudest. I'm 99.9% certain this game will never see a WiiU outside the UbiSoft offices.