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Male, 51, Netherlands

Fri 30th December, 2011

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Mk_II commented on Review: Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES):

Friend of mine had an Apple II back in 1983 and i fondly remember playing this game, Choplifter and the original Castle Wolfenstein over and over again. Good times!



Mk_II commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

No way! It would eat up an awful lot of money for R&D and marketing and the chances of it being a succes AND make some money are very close to zero. Look what happened to Sony Erickson, Nokia or the Windows Phone platform.



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

MediaMarkt in the Netherlands also jacked up it's price from a very reasonable 12,99 euro to 14,99. They've been restocked this week but only with the most popular characters likecMario, Yoshi, Pikachu etc. Marth, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer or even Kirby are nowhere to be seen



Mk_II commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

They're selling alright... a large retail chain has a "buy two, get one free" deal for all amiibo, Skylanders and Infinity figures. After two days, all the amiibo in the 3 stores near to me have nearly sold out. One store had some Pikachu and Peach figures left and that was it. Glad i managed to pick up six different models before they ran out of stock.



Mk_II commented on Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christm...:

great... i paid a lot of Club Nintendo stars for that soundtrack. And now i can't order it or anything else because im not a UK resident. Nintendo please get your act together and launch a pan-European online store



Mk_II commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

When the DS was about to be released, i received a special offer from NoE to purchase a limited edition VIP Pack with SM64 game and Metroid Hunters demo and a lovely T shirt for the same price as a regular DS. Best of all: you got your DS like two months before the official release date. Very cool!



Mk_II commented on Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available...:

The Hyrule and F-Zero tracks are truly amazing! The rest ain't bad either but those two really stand out. And i did not expect any of the DLC tracks to be playable online so that's a big plus. BTW: I noticed the update brought back a lot of high ranked players who had probably drifted off to Smash Bros 3DS



Mk_II commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

People never mention the fact that the Wii U has a free online service. That saves me a lot of money over the years. Xbox One and PS4 charge you to go online and it's not cheap if you're on a very tight budget.



Mk_II commented on Gallery: A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo F...:

@rp17 Correct, i was talking about those clear plastic poles. Lots of Japanese anime figurines also have them and usually it just doesn't look right. And in this case (amiibo) it's not difficult to come up with a pose that doesn't require them.



Mk_II commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

I 'm still not convinced. A couple of thousand consoles will not make them do anything. Let's say 5000 consoles times 50 bucks (and they don't make 50$ per console) makes 250.000$. That's next to nothing for a multi-national company like Nintendo and certainly not a major reason for region locking.



Mk_II commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

Oh please... how many people would actually buy a Japanese console to play import games? Even here on NintendoLife it would only be a tiny minority and i'm pretty sure that would not even offset the extra cost of implementing region locks. I sure hope this guy doesn't do any programming because his logic is seriously flawed.



Mk_II commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

MK Double Dash!!, Rogue Squadron II, Waverace Blue Storm, 1080 Avalanche, WInd Waker... the list of GC classics is pretty impressive in my opinion. First home console i ever bought was a black Cube with Mario Kart. Good times!