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Male, 43, United Kingdom

Fri 17th October, 2008

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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

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.



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'



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.



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?



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?