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Male, 44, United Kingdom

Fri 17th October, 2008

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Laxeybobby commented on Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfi...:

Well now round 3 is complete. Do we delete the demo or are there more tests planned?
Guys at Nintendolife any ideas?
I'm guessing these rounds are to test the servers and probably stream live play data to the developers so they can make tweaks to improve the play experience.
It would be better still if we the players had somewhere to post feedback to the developers following this test day.
My feedback would definitely be about the missing voice chat. For me this is a travesty that it's not included. This game is all about teamwork and not being able to communicate with my fellow teammates, especially the warnings "he's behind you" or "get out of there" is an opportunity lost.
I live in hope that maybe this will come as a patch update.



Laxeybobby commented on Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfi...:

I played the second session. Had connection issues twice. Loved the game, tried all the weapons. My least favorite being the squirter (sniper type) rifle, just couldn't get the hang of it and was quickly splatted by those with the other two pistoles. The roller was fun but you need a body guard to defend you.
This is where the lack of team talk is a big missed opportunity, as looking out for each other on the team is disorganised. Several times I was shouting at the screen warning my team mates that I've seen an opposition squid swim behind them to watch them be splatted.
I also found it hard to view the map and play the game at once, which would be the only way you are able to know where everyone is.
Overal impressions is I think it's going to be a big splat of a hit for Nintendo, if they get the variety, maps and team players levels balanced when making a team.



Laxeybobby commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@Kaze_Memaryu @ryanator008

I'm just stating that nothing is guaranteed with these kickstarter projects as there is no legally binding contract to guarantee what you back you finally get.
Wasn't that the case with Project Cars when they were funded? WiiU promised as a primary release platform, which is allegedly why so many Nintendo users backed them.
Now look at Project Cars - Namco Bandi take it on and all platforms except the WiiU get a release date (although WiiU version was in doubt long before they signed as publisher because no WiiU preview material has ever been released).



Laxeybobby commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:

Well only a few days to wait to find out if it will or won't be for WiiU.
Personally I can't see it coming to WiiU for a number of reasons. The biggest one being the latest COD missed the WiiU so why would they take a 'backward' step and do this one on WiiU.
Other reasons poor performance of the BOppsII on WiiU, the scaving Activision got from WiiU users for not fully supporting it with DLC etc.
Low install base probably means that if they did bring BOppsIII then it will be just as poorly supported as BOppsII was, and thus WiiU users will not buy it. Vicious circle!



Laxeybobby commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

This just goes to emphasize the pitfalls of crowdfunding / kickstarting. It is no different to gambling. If you cant afford to loose the money then don't pledge it.
There was a recent TV news feature in the UK on how Kickstarter and crowdfunding sites are being hijacked by criminal gangs and fraudsters who are just wanting to make easy money, which they are doing, as there is no protection or insurance for those "investors". These sites need to create a scheme similar to what Paypal did (buyer protection) to make ebay less of a gamble.

Edit: I am no way inferring that the people behind this project are crooks. I was just highlighting the dangers of the kickstarter crowd funding territory.



Laxeybobby commented on Video: New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds ...:

@rjejr No they haven't but WiiU owners only get the version where it covers just two of the films. 😂

Only kidding. Before anyone takes me seriously.

As a Lego games and Jurassic park fan this will be a day of release buy, unless the do actually shaft the WiiU owners with some second rate version to the other consoles.



Laxeybobby commented on Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fres...:

This game to me is the best valued, supported 3rd party game ever to have been on a Nintendo console. I still haven't stopped playing this since the date of release, and the season pass was great value for money and shows other developers that season passes work.



Laxeybobby commented on Ubisoft's Unreleased and Finished Wii U Game H...:

They can keep this shovel ware crap.
Even if the install base trebled I'd be surprised if this sold. To be honest Ubisoft stick to churning out Just Dance, Assasins Cread and any other repetitive crap to make your books balance.



Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Provides a Handy Quick Guide to Compl...:

@shynra I dont follow, how if its deleted can it be redownloaded when you dont put your nintendo ID on until after you've transfered your old system to the New 3DS, how does it know you're entitled to have it. I dont want to delete it, do my transfer and then realise when its too late that I cant have the game I paid for



Laxeybobby commented on Cult PlayStation 2 Title Legend Of Kay Is Gett...:

Let's hope 'remastered' means graphical overhaul to a standard acceptable today, WiiU pad functionality, online feature and not just a straight port of a 2005 game who's graphics are 10yrs out of date even if it is cult classic.



Laxeybobby commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

@FritzFrapp Yes I've seen it, and I started the pre-order, but then thought I'm just being greedy as I got a good deal on the MH4 bundle with the money off using my reward card. Plus I would have to cancel the Majoras Mask Special edition I have ordered.. Once I thought about it I don't need the charger as I have two plus a XL cradle already. Did i want the figurine? No as I'd rather have the SE extras (now if it was an amiibo then that would have been different).
For a few minutes I thought about buying it to sell it on for profit but I would be a hypocrite if I did this. So I abandoned the pre-order.
They are now sold out so no regrets. 😀



Laxeybobby commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

@FritzFrapp Ah that would explain that then. Well I've pre ordered the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle and used my reward credit which bought the cost down below the normal version.
At least I'll get one of the limited editions. Plus I've allready have the Majoras Mask Special Edition on Pre order so I think I have the best of both worlds. 😄



Laxeybobby commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

Cant find any uk retailer taking pre-orders yet. Normally the websites are updated as soon as Nintendo announce.
Are the Zelda and monster hunter bundles for xl version. Hoping they are. I've stored £50 on my game reward card in readiness for my purchase.



Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

@Einherjar @Grumblevolcano @cfgk24 I emailed Nintendo UK yesterday to ask about the likelihood of the ambassador program including the 3DS XL model on another promotion. Well I got my reply from Nintendo about an XL version of the Ambassador offer:

Ref: 375016

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for contacting regarding the New Nintendo 3DS.

The New Nintendo 3DS used for the Ambassador Programme is the standard sized console and there are currently no plans to release an XL console edition for the Ambassador Programme.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL will available later in 2015 upon the official launch of the New Nintendo 3DS range,

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Scott Smith at
Your Nintendo UK Team
0345 60 50 247

Fax: 0203 166 4136





Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

@Peach64 I'm the same. I have the XL better for my hands as the smaller version just gave me cramp in my hands.

Having got the email I emailed the customer support email address and asked if I could upgrade the offer to an XL version - If you don't ask you don't get!
However I haven't had a reply back nor do I expect one.
I considered buying it and then selling it on via ebay but then theres the hassle of doing it and the risk of someone scamming you, so I'm happy to wait for the general release of the new 3DSXL, you never know they may offer the same promotion for the new 3DS XL in the future. (I live in hope)



Laxeybobby commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

This is really bad for people who can only afford a couple a month. Or as many have said don't have the game until Christmas day and then want to collect the figures.
It bugs me when people buy multiple units with the cold intentions of selling them at hiked up extortionate prices, but I suppose that's life in this comercialised world we live in.
I did want to preorder all 12 but could afford the £130+ it would cost as I envisaged this would happen.
I've managed to get 9 of the 12 now. (Yoshi, Kirby and Villager are outstanding)
The next wave I have preordered as not going to get caught again.



Laxeybobby commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

They are still selling the next set that are on Pre-Order for £10-99 Online, However the set just released have all gone up. I couldn't afford to buy all the first set so that's annoying - especially as so many of then are showing out of stock and eBay have sellers selling certain figures at £50+. Showing that people have bough maybe ten at a time and selling the rest at inflated prices.



Laxeybobby commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Thir...:

I think it would be great for nintendo to release a home screen creation app with the ability to upload and share, maybe even sell with the proceeds raised going into your nintendo account and allow you to buy games from e-shop. I bet there are loads of talented artists out there.



Laxeybobby commented on Warhammer 40,000's Seminal Space Hulk Is Drift...:

I still have locked away in my attic, 100's of Warhammer figures that I painted for both the original board game and the Warhammer Quest and RPG.
I also had the original Warhammer 4000 game on the Amiga and will most definitely be buying this on release. When is it due in Europe??
I can imaging the game pad will be the ideal for this style of game.



Laxeybobby commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

The problem I found here in the UK, there were hardly any Black Friday Weekend deals for the WiiU, compared to the hundreds of XBox & PS game deals. So not surprising that the WiiU hasn't performed well. I don't think this is something to worry about, its just the result of the retailers not putting WiiU into the mix on a fair playing field



Laxeybobby commented on Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess D...:

So true, I bought the season pass and absolutely the best choice I made along with the season pass to MK8.
This game has by far been the most addictive for me (The adventure mode maps im loving), followed by Bayanetta 1 (havent started 2 yet) and MK8.
Unfortunately all my other WiiU games have been resigned to gathering dust, which is a shame as I havent completed DEUS X or AC3 yet and AC4 is still in the wrapping from my birthday!

With Smash, GameCube Controller adapter and two Amiibo sitting under the tree, my Christmas is made. (If I can get time away from the wife and kids!)



Laxeybobby commented on Digital Foundry Gives Its Take on Watch Dogs f...:

I had the pre-order from initial date of announcement the game was coming to WiiU when it was initially priced over £50. I use Game as I get cash back from reward points. As far as I was aware Amazon when I placed the pre-order with Game, Amazon was only a few pounds cheaper so I stuck with Game for the loyalty rewards. You're lucky for getting it at that price because if id seen that price I would have changed to them.

However that said I still would have cancelled the pre-order, Not to boast about it as you suggest, but to save my hard earned money, because experience tells me that the lack of any news or reviews before the release date along with general feedback relating to the game on the other formats generally means the game isn't going to be the blockbuster game I originally was willing to spend my money on. I will say from experience that when a publisher holds games back from the press until after the release date then alarm bells ring and 95% of the time that's justified.
I'm glad you're enjoying the game. Its all down to personal preferences at the end of the day.



Laxeybobby commented on Digital Foundry Gives Its Take on Watch Dogs f...:

Well even without a single review of the WiiU version anywhere, having read all these articles over the past few days, i'm glad I cancelled my pre-order just days prior to release.
I'm guessing based on all these articles from NL that the review score, if it arrives tomorrow, will be between 5 & 7 /10 so I'm happy with my decision not to spend £49.
I'm unlikely to buy this now until maybe its £10 in Game in April or there about, even then i'll still think hard before making the decision.



Laxeybobby commented on Video: Watch Us Merrily Cause Some Havoc In Wa...:

Where are the reviews?
Having cancelled my preorder to avoid wasting hard earned money, I'd need to be convinced now to reorder it. It's been two days since its U.S. release and no one has reviewed it, yet Smash Bro's is even out yet and has already been reviewed.



Laxeybobby commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

Too late, yesterday I cancelled my preorder. I thought if no site had a review the night before it was released, combined with no released facts about the WiiU specifics or any gameplay videos. I wasn't happy to risk wasting my money, as would have processed my order today ready for delivery on the UK day of release.
Still no reviews even though it's been released and on sale for the last 12hours. I've been checking meta critic and the only reviews are those of the purchasers and those are all negative. Stating hacking is done by pressing the X button (no skil); gameplay is boring; the eviroment is boring and the driving is atrocious.
Still eager to see a review though as I can buy it if they are positive.



Laxeybobby commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

Has anyone seen a review of watchdogs for WiiU yet on any site?
Its released in four days in UK and I have had it on pre-order since day one. I am in two minds to cancel it and was holding out for a review prior to release so I could make up my mind.
Is there anything anywhere that shows the WiiU version of Watchdogs?
Lastly this DLC is this now the same as other consoles or is there DLC that we haven't got as I believed we weren't getting any?



Laxeybobby commented on Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop):

Shame, like many i'm a fan of the series, and i love the XCom games old and new. This would have been a purchase if it had been produced correctly.
Cant believe this game is so expensive with such cheep production values.



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!