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Laxeybobby

Laxeybobby

Male, 43, United Kingdom

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Laxeybobby

#1

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.

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#2

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.

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#3

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.

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#6

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.

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#7

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

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#8

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

@matt3980
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!)

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#9

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

@PvtOttobot
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.

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#10

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.

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#12

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.

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#13

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 game.co.uk 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.

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#14

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?

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#15

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.

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#17

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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#18

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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#19

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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#20

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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#21

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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#23

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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#24

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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#25

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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#27

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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#28

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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#29

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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#31

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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#33

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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#35

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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#36

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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#38

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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#39

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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#42

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'!

Laxeybobby

#44

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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#47

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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#48

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.