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MadAdam81

MadAdam81

Australia

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MadAdam81

#1

MadAdam81 commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@TrueWiiMaster Even if there are more Wii Us than Xbones now, it will be completely different in a year or two, with the Xbones likely millions ahead. Minecraft is a long term sales generator, so by releasing it now it won't the sales for it throughout the life of the console.
The Xbone might also have a higher percentage of users who buy digital titles, plus also MS gave them a bunch of money as well to help convince 360 owners to upgrade.

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#3

MadAdam81 commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@Punished_Boss Although indie download titles do well on Win U eShop.
Personally, I think a huge percentage of the Wii U eShop users would buy it, but then again 8 am sure they would have paid marketing experts for a feasibility study, and there's no point doing a Wii U version for little or no profit, as that money and work hours could be put into something that would make them much more money. They're a business, not a public service.

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#6

MadAdam81 commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@KJ85 except Australians get cheated as always - $16 here for both or $10 each. Of course, Nintendo are the least evil when it comes to this (Crytek are the nicest looking at Crysis 3 on 360).
Once it was reasonable for higher prices here when the exchange rate was 50 US, now it's around the dollar mark, but many are still twice the price here.

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#7

MadAdam81 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@HyperSonicEXE except they used your $50 to put towards development of a huge amount of extra content, an insane amount of new tracks without charging $25 to add another 50% content. How do we know it's all new? Because it's been many months since the game has been out and pack 1 won't be out until November and pack 2 until over a year after the game's release.

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#15

MadAdam81 commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:

@joey302 Depression is a mental illness generally caused by a.chemical imbalance in the brain. A common feature is mood swings - big ones - where your brain has a massive amounts of happy hormones and you feel amazing and invincible no matter what happens and then where your brain has an overload of depression hormones where everything sucks and you feel alone and terrible and in massive pain no matter what happens.
Logic and depression rarely go together, however I understand he had money issues which is why he went back to TV (The Crazy Ones made me laugh constantly, and had good story and drama as well).
Personally, I felt like I grew up with Robin Williams, with Moro and Mindy on until I was 2 and then many re-runs, followed by multiple viewings of his many movies, including Good Morning, Vietnam as a 9 year old (and also Dead Poets Society, even more inappropriately for my age). Hook, Aladdin, Fern Gully (he voiced the bat), Mrs Doubtfire and his other 90s hits received many viewings, even now (re-watched Hook just last week). I also love his stand up work and his more serious roles - One Hour Photo is the only one of those I own however. While I never met him, I shed more than a few tears as I felt like I had known him all my life.

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#18

MadAdam81 commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

@unrandomsam The drought could never be bad enough to make me want something that foul. Although maybe I would need to be near death and mad from starvation and dehydration to find even one iota of enjoyment from it.
A rip off at 50c times 10,000 customers is still $1,000, enough for them to churn out another blight on gaming.

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#21

MadAdam81 commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

@Tasuki Sega had the finished product, knew it was bad but still marketed it as if it was even better than the demo.
Its hard to say it's Gearbox's fault, as they wouldn't have been responsible for the marketing. Sega could have easily changed marketing, but risked this fiasco by lying in advertising to try and get as many sales.as possible.
The funny thing is that if Sega had advertised it correctly and reduced the hype accordingly, people would have not felt cheated and less would have returned it and more would have bought it.

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#22

MadAdam81 commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

You are not getting what they told you were getting - against the law and instant refund. Same with movies - if the trailer is very different to the movie and you were disappointed, you are entitled to a refund.
Advertising has to be truthful. If you buy a game at launch or see a movie the day it's released, you can't find a review, and word of mouth doesn't mean people can lie in advertising.

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#25

MadAdam81 commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

It makes me assume this will be the last Skylanders Wii entry, and Activision want Wii owners to upgrade to a Wii U and keep strong Skylanders sales. This might help Wii U sales as much as the Wii U bundle with the exclusive figure.

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#26

MadAdam81 commented on Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For ...:

I must say I'm surprised there aren't another 100 requests for it here - being told firmly like that not to do something (even tongue in cheek) is usually a surefire way to get people to do the exact opposite. I think people are too happy to be sillier than thou. I'm not.
Please can you add file sizes to reviews? Thanks in advance.

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#30

MadAdam81 commented on First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Mi...:

@luke88 FIFA 13 had manager mode as an option for the gamepad. Imagine if a Football Manager game, or any tactical sports (or military) game that let's you use the game pad to set up the tactics for your players (or soldiers)...
So far the best is the LEGO games where you can use the screen to switch between all of your available characters, view a map or see the game, as well as dual screen multiplayer- things that make it painful for me to now play LEGO games on other consoles

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#33

MadAdam81 commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

@Whopper744 I'd say DW 5, but that's a PS2 exclusive, so try Warriors Orichi 3 on Wii U and then add the fact that each character has its own.story mode and you only play one character at a time. Orichi 3 is my least favourite Warriors game so far. Samurai Warriors 3 cake out on Wii, I'm not sure if anything else came out on Nintendo, the rest requiring.a PS2, PS3 or.360.

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#35

MadAdam81 commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

I've tried four Zelda games and stopped playing after a few hours as that style bores me. I'm not keen on Kingdom Hearts either. DW I do enjoy, although.DW 5 was.by far my favourite, playing through the individual story mode of each character. The games since just have a different story for each faction, and I don't really care for that. What gets me excited about Hyrule Warriors is a distinct story for each playable character, and I will want to 100% it, beating it with everyone on.each difficulty level, and on hard it should be requiring a lot of strategy and drawing on your experience of each level and character.

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#36

MadAdam81 commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

It's too grey - if he cheated to get a dream ball, how do we know if he cheated to get it realistic and great stats without any work? While that's fine for just playing the game, in tournament that's akin to.unplugging an opponent's controller - stupid, clear cheating and only done by people who can only have fun when they power play and not just win everything, but also win everything by a gigantic margin, or they can't have fun.

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#37

MadAdam81 commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

How many people here would turn their noses up at old punch card computers, basic monochrome text adventures and pong? Why do so many people feel that their nostalgia is the most important and they alone.are the arbiters of taste.

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#38

MadAdam81 commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

Most young kids don't understand retro, just New and Outdated.
Who would jump for joy after being given a 386?
Of course, if you show them Pokemon Red/Blue on original Gameboy, kids would be more impressed at seeing the first one.

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#39

MadAdam81 commented on Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold ...:

@BulbasaurusRex that quote makes a great advert for the Wii edition, but I'm from Australia, and the reason it's not available here is the ridiculous cost of getting it classified - each version and platform -even if identical - has an expensive and lengthy classification process. Thankfully they are looking at changing to the US free and quick classification for small download titles.

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#46

MadAdam81 commented on Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic ...:

It doesn't grab my interest, as good as their team might be, they're not as good and don't have the tools of the guy that did the official Sonic CD port, and it's not going to look much different, not as good as various filters you can already apply.

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#47

MadAdam81 commented on Hands On: Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action...:

I had never really known what Bayonetta was, but E3 has put this on my buy list. Thanks Nintendo, I'm going to be broke all year, as all the Nintendo releases I wasn't going to get I will now get thanks to E3. Smash Bros is another one I was going to skip, but E3 really changed my mind on that as well.

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#48

MadAdam81 commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copie...:

@Alucard83 When you hold this "tiny screen" close to your eyes, it takes up a lot of your vision, just like sitting across the room from your TV, and only at the loss of some of the picture quality, and with my bad eyesight, I don't notice the difference.
If I'm using the TV, the gamepad is set to map, and I hold the gamepad up so I can look at the map without taking my eyes off the road.