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Laxeybobby

Laxeybobby

Male, 43, United Kingdom

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#2

Laxeybobby commented on Review: Just Dance 2015 (Wii U):

Even though it's the same ol conveyor belt manufactured formula. This will still be the biggest seller for Ubi and I bet the Wii version will outsell any of Ubi's WiiU software released to date!

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#3

Laxeybobby commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

I really hope that this is a big success for both Platinum Games, Nintendo & the WiiU
On Friday gone I got the following email from Game.co.uk
"Thank you for preordering Bayonetta 2 from GAME.co.uk
Due to the epic size of Bayonetta 2 we have a lot to do to make sure it gets to you on launch day! To help everything go smoothly for you, we will be processing your order and taking payment from Monday 20th October."

Now i'm guessing that the 'epic size' is referring to the number of the pre orders Game.co.uk are processing which is why they are taking payment four days prior to release.
I have already received an email on Monday telling me Bayanetta 2 special edition is already on its way. Here's hoping it comes tomorrow, a day early 😃

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#4

Laxeybobby commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

"t's a release that'll perhaps be battling the odds to make a major commercial impact,"
Maybe this quote is not so close to the mark - I Just got the following email from Game.co.uk

"Thank you for preordering Bayonetta 2 from GAME.co.uk

Due to the epic size of Bayonetta 2 we have a lot to do to make sure it gets to you on launch day! To help everything go smoothly for you, we will be processing your order and taking payment from Monday 20th October."

Now i'm guessing that the 'epic size' is referring to the number of the pre orders game are processing which is why they are taking payment four days prior to release.

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#5

Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

@Faruko

Thanks for the information and I happily stand corrected.
The developers then must be very happy with these figures then.
I'd still be interested in how many units are sold world wide, especially in UK.

This for me is a great game, love the Zelda lore and I believe its been made with a lot of love and respect to Nintendo, Zelda and the games playing public. Certainly my game of 2014 so far. (Although I have Bayonetta on pre order)

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#6

Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

@Faruko

Thanks for the information and I happily stand corrected.
The developers then must be very happy with these figures then.
I'd still be interested in how many units are sold world wide, especially in UK.

This for me is a great game, love the Zelda lore and I believe its been made with a lot of love and respect to Nintendo, Zelda and the games playing public. Certainly my game of 2014 so far. (Although I have Bayonetta on pre order)

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#8

Laxeybobby commented on Watch Dogs Companion App Updated For Compatibi...:

I've had this on preorder since day of announcement and have resisted the temptation to cancel the pre order, although that temptation has become harder to resist as the release gets closer and only negative info is being released via hearsay whilst Ubi stay silent.
Right now this news still hasn't softened that temptation and unless something comes soon from Ubi then this will be a cancelation on the 15th November. (Deadline I've set myself to make up my mind)
So far there are more negatives than positives. Original delay to allow more time to work on WiiU specific gamepad integration only to apparently have a map on the gamepad!! No DLC!! No official released screenshots/in game footage/game specifics 😦
Lots of 'what nots' the WiiU version has instead of 'what does'.
Come on Ubi break your silence for those of us who remain committed.

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#9

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

Prime time TV multi channel Advertising.
How many WiiU adverts has anyone seen on UK TV?
I've seen maybe one prior to the release of MK8. I've seen none for Hyrule Warriors and non for Bayonetta 2.
Surely the aim is to get more non WiiU gamers to buy a WiiU, so how can that possibly be achieved without advertising?
It also will have the positive side effect of reminding those disengaged WiiU owners whose WiiU's are gathering dust, the ones that don't frequent sites like this or watch Nintendo Direct or buy a Nintendo gaming magazine (if there are any left as official Nintendo mag closed this month) and most importantly who don't buy any games, that the WiiU is still going and its future is bright.
Especially if their only contact with the gaming retail is via high street stores like Game and HMV which both have stopped supporting the WiiU. My local game only has 'traded in' used WiiU titles and a minor selection of eShop cards on its counter 😟

Word of mouth only goes so far

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#10

Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

How can anyone be happy with with 190k units sold for Hyrule Warriors when SSB sold 705000 & MK8 (released months ago) is still selling with 60k? I bet the developers aren't happy!
I'd be interested in what sales numbers the developers need it to reach/pass for them to see their game as a commercial success?

Surely this number is a small percentage of the WiiU's out there in the US.

I wonder what the overal world sales of HW is?

I absolutely love this game and have the season DLC pass and thought this would be a surprise console selling hit across the world. Then again it can't sell if no one knows it exists and we are back to the subject of lack of prime time Advertising. Word of mouth only goes so far Nintendo.

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#12

Laxeybobby commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

"t's a release that'll perhaps be battling the odds to make a major commercial impact,"
I'd say that statement is a definite truth in the UK. Other than on specific Nintendo gaming sites like this one, Bayonetta has had no exposure. Where are the prime time UK TV adverts? This game could definitely sell WiiU consoles.
This will be the game of 2014 and no doubt the game that takes me away from Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8.

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#13

Laxeybobby commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

Advice to Nintendo UK / Europe / US

With a 3rd party game of this caliber getting the best reviews and praise of any game since released - ADVERTISING - PRIME TIME ADVERTISING - use this to your advantage and sell more consoles.

I've yet to see one advert on UK prime time TV even when MarioKart was released. Let's not waist an opportunity.

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#14

Laxeybobby commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

This Demo is absolutely awesome, jaw dropping visuals and heart pounding action.
On my 42" flatscreen HDTV with surround sound on full, it was as though I was playing a Sega cabinet arcade game. Never played the Bayonetta games previously but this transported me to the feelings I got playing those big Sega arcade releases.
I'm glad I have this on pre-order from day one.
This will be my game of the year I think. (Sorry Mario)

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#16

Laxeybobby commented on 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Ho...:

'Five themes are pre-installed' more like one theme of five different colours. 😞
Would have been nice to have had a few different themes pre installed.

What I'd like to see is the ability for users to create their own themes and upload them for others to download and rate. Like what you could do on the old DS with a mod card installed. There are a lot of talented artists out there.
However I know this would most definitely not happen as I'm sure Nintendo will want full control & censorship over what themes are available.

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#18

Laxeybobby commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

My mouse is hovering over the cancel pre order button. But I hesitate as this is all just rumour as nothing official has been announced yet about the WiiU specific features, gamepad utilisation and DLC unless you class these Twitter messages as official Ubisoft notifications.
Surely UbiSoft has a press officer that nintendolife can contact for official comment?
In the meantime I'm holding off the cancellation until I know something more solid. Let's face it I can cancel anytime up to the release date, which I will do if nothing is made clearer prior to that date.

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#20

Laxeybobby commented on Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voic...:

Not likely to see this or any other Nintendo add on UK TV.
I think some already mentioned that it may appear once on Cartoon Network in the middle of the day when the kids are at school. Don't think I've ever witnessed since the 80's and 90's prime time, prime channel Nintendo advertising.

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#21

Laxeybobby commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@Action51 Thought as much. That it was a fake. Can't imagine Ubi ever working on a Wii version. Was amazed the WiiU version made it to the release.
Trouble is we don't need this fakery when we don't even have Real WiiU footage. I suppose it was funny for the person who made it to ridicule us Nintendo users.

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#23

Laxeybobby commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

This announcement appears to be a knee jerk reaction to the Mexico leak, and as such is very bland in its information. Everyone is damming this game due to it only having off TV play and a map on the pad to show for the five month delay. Yes i too would be standing beside you all with my plackard if that was confirmed as 100% from the horses mouth. However the reviewer states 'cited so far' and I can't find anywhere an official press release from Ubi detailing the WiiU specifics of this version.
I'm hoping Ubi will now drip feed gameplay footage of the WiiU version including the pad specifics in the coming months and release review copies prior to release date so I can make an informed choice as to cancel my pre order or not. Here's hoping.

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#24

Laxeybobby commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

I hope they provide review copies prior to release dates. I have had it on pre order since day 1. As if it's a shoddy port with no specific WiiU exclusives on game pad that would excuse the delay then I will cancel prior to it being released.
However I have a sneak feeling that they will do what Activision did with Ghosts on WiiU in terms of it was released weeks ahead of any review so all those who pre ordered it will get it without knowing if it's good or not.
The least they should do now is release WiiU specific gameplay videos, graphics etc and start the WiiU promotion again.

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#27

Laxeybobby commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

"Holy no DLC Batman"!
"Yes Robin my scarlet and green sidekick, it's another dastidely attempt by those master criminals the Warner Brothers to upset those good citizens of the WiiU persuasion"
"To the Batmobile"
Dina dina dina Batman!
Tune in next month to see if the caped crusader and his sidekick can defeat the evil crime syndicate known as the 'Third party developers'!

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#29

Laxeybobby commented on Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch D...:

I've had and still have this on pre-order since day of announcement. On my iPhone Game app it list all my pre-orders with a timer count down to release in days. For watchdogs it states 116 days until release which translates to 31/12/14. This is probably because it's the last day of 2014 and the App won't go into 2015 but who knows!
I will without a shadow if a doubt cancel the preorder if the previews (if and when we get some) or reviews are mediocre or negative. As to wait this long beyond the mainstream release I expect nothing less than full on WiiU specific integration and optimisation and basically the best game Ubisoft have ever released on WiiU. Don't want much do I!

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#32

Laxeybobby commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):

Me too. I had completed this on the 3DS. So I don't feel the need to purchase it for the WiiU if it's the same bar HD visuals.
Great game though and recommend it if you haven't played it.

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#33

Laxeybobby commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

This was expected from the day of announcement that this game exist.
What bothers me is the comment by Activision spokesperson which I interpret is that they are saying 'Nintendo is for children and casual gamers'.
I'm neither and I have always been a Nintendo user buying my consoles on launch day along with a gaming laptop for MMO's. However if this trend continues I can't ignore it and I'm now doubting that I will purchase the next Nintendo Console on day of launch and wait six months to a year having observed the games/developer commitment and if it's looking like the trend is inherited then I will look elsewhere or call time on my life of consoles.

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#37

Laxeybobby commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I bought both Assasins Creed titles and I only have and ever had Nintendo systems.
I also bought ZombiU.
I understand though that I'm in the minority as most intense/hardcore gamers either don't own a Ninty console or owns one of the other brands for their mature gaming requirements. I however refuse to do this.
I do think though that's a rather sweeping stereotyping statement to be made.

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#38

Laxeybobby commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

I have this on indefinite preorder along with watchdogs. I fully expect it to be cancelled as I do with Watchdogs, however I live in hope. I believe there are no WiiU screenshots or official WiiU footage (not the YouTube WiiU simulation on a PC footage) as the WiiU version hasn't even got off the ground.
What I don't understand is that why doesn't a representative if NintendoLife or any other Nintendo magazine/website make an official approach to the developer to get a response to the issue. Slightly Mad studios could easily quash the doubters by going on record and releasing something exclusive to the WiiU. I suppose the same goes for Watchdogs.

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#43

Laxeybobby commented on Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Imag...:

@brandonbwii
@ricklongo
The point I was trying to make was the WiiU in my opinion is quickly being typecast as a console that only has retro style games being developed by indies, when this console is capable of much more. I doubt it even breaks a sweat running these games.
As someone in his mid forties, I've lived through & played and enjoyed the 8bit then 16bit then 32bit etc eras and there was a reason those bit numbers increased over the years, progress.
So why now are we regressing?
Don't get me wrong I have some if my all time favourite games from those eras and I still have them in my game shelf, but I bought a WiiU as an evolution from the Wii as I purchased the Wii as an evolution from the cube and so forth. As I moved through all my Nintendo consoles from the SNES to present day I expected that evolution to be repeated through its games.
Unfortunately I haven't seen that with the WiiU yet. I say yet as I am looking forward to bayanetta, project X, splatoon etc however these are not made by indie eShop developers and I'm yet to see them really take a risk with the WiiU.
It's just my opinion and not meant to offend anyone.

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#44

Laxeybobby commented on Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Imag...:

Why oh why are developers churning out retro games that could be run on an Amiga. Surely this is bad news for the WiiU as it is being typecast as a machine that's only good enough for games that 1990's hardware could run.
I'm all for FPS games but do they have to be retro. Can't an indie make a realistic / modern FPS that isn't COD. Does it really need a Hollywood style budget??
Why not update a 90's FPS to actually use the power of the WiiU. I'd like to see Alien Breed 3D (Team17) updated to utilise the WiiU, or a new Conduit 3!, or the latest Quake or Wolfstien.
I know it's easier and quicker to stick to 8/16bit graphic style, but why have a next gen machine only to have games, even if they are new ideas, looking like games i played on my Comodore 20+ years ago.
What happened to the saying 'never go backwards'

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#45

Laxeybobby commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

@JaxonH I you look at their website and forum you'll see the information that this project was not crowd funded, it was funded by groups of businesses or something like that. It's been a while since I read the stuff. I read it when they announced the delayed the WiiU version as people were shouting that WiiU owners had paid for the development via crowd funding and how dare they delay the WiiU so they put and explanation on their site disputing the game was crowd funded. It was an interesting read.

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#48

Laxeybobby commented on Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map...:

Ha Ha Ha Ha! Two years too bloody late. I sold my Black Ops 2 and now have Ghosts (although that's collecting dust on the shelf due to boredom with waiting for any of the DLC that other consoles have).
Surely releasing some more for their current COD on WiiU would have been sensible?