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Octane

Octane

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#2

Octane commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

For those expecting an early November release, keep in mind that Mario Kart 8 was released on the 30th of May. I wouldn't be surprised if the DLC packs are also scheduled to release around the 30th of November and the 30th of May 2015. That way they are evenly distributed; so that there are six months between the game and the first DLC pack, and 6 months between the first and second DLC pack.

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#13

Octane commented on Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Ca...:

@SockoMario Indeed, let's all buy SSB, because you said so. Honestly, I'm not interested in SSB, I've played the original and Melee back in the day, but I wasn't amazed by it. I'm not going to spend $60 on a game I will barely touch.

I think you have no idea what you are talking about. People showing their enthusiasm for a original IP is not going to kill the Wii U, the passive mindset that you have, however, is.

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#24

Octane commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

@Spoony_Tech That link...

NintendoLife: ''BrickBlast U! is clunky, boring, frustrating and generic. While it's great to continue to see indie games arrive on the eShop, they still need to have a modicum of polish and professionalism. BrickBlast U has neither. There are plenty of Breakout alternatives on the DS, 3DS, and smartphones — stick with those. We sure do miss the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality...''

They gave it a 2/10. What's the difference with Spikey Walls? Why is it better? At least BrickBlast U! does look better.

But indeed; ''We sure do miss the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality...''

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#27

Octane commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

I pre-ordered this game. Why? It's my ultimate revenge on all those millions of moblins and bokoblins that have tried to halt my adventures.

In all honesty, the trailer looks promising, I'm intrigued by the story they presented, and the Direct did a good job as well. I'll judge the game in a few days once I have played it, not now.

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#30

Octane commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

@Kewlan That is what I was about to say. Demos do affect the sales of a game. I don't think it will affect SSB that much, but plenty of smaller games can easily suffer from demos. I think W101 is a good example, apparently the demo was terrible, because it takes a few hours of gameplay to get used to the controls.

So it's kinda dissappointing to see ''Yes, definitely''. I think that ''No, it's right to only release a small number of demos'' is the only logical answer from a marketing and business perspective. But alas.. people are too hyped for this game to realise that.

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#32

Octane commented on Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar...:

''Following our success with DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 this summer, we are once again thrilled to w...'' Eh, what? Are you sure? Analysis time!

The game sold so badly, VGChartz doesn't even display most sales of the game in Europe / Japan, as they never reached 5000.

Xbox 360: 23,339
Wii: 22,354
3DS: 21,383
Wii U: 6,871
PS3: 5,752

Total: 79,699

That must've been a low budget game if ~80,000 is considered a ''succes''. Nevertheless, why would they make their next game a Wii U exclusive? How to Train Your Dragon 2 sold worst on the Wii U, barring the PS3. They're better off making it a multiplat game, at least that ensures more people buying the game.

Also, I guess these sales show that it are the Xbox owners who want games like How to Train Your Dragon, right?

[edit]: Also on the Wii and 3DS. My point still stands, as the Wii is almost dead by now, and the 360 version still sold better.

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#33

Octane commented on This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Avai...:

@2Sang It's not just NOA, plenty of countries don't even have a Club Nintendo. NOE's Club Nintendo isn't amazing either, I rarely see useful stuff on the Club Nintendo shop, it's mostly wrist straps and key chains... Well, this Yoshi is the exception.

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#35

Octane commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

@chonggi724 I've contacted Nintendo about this, and even got a fast reply, but sadly they couldn't disclose any further information regarding the Special Edition, we only know it comes with both games, but we don't know how it'll be presented to us. Like @Nik-Davies said, it's a large package, so two separate boxes seem very likely. I think I'll just pre-order that version eventually.

On the other hand, if you remember this: http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--r0eeZsg---/zv8hgj4j6qkozdpe1tut.jpg, it definitely makes you wonder whether that is just an outdated image, or perhaps a North American thing.

If you're interested in the answer from Nintendo UK; here it is;

''Dear Nintendo Customer,

Thank you for your contacting our Customer Support Team.

We regret to inform you, that we currently do not have any further announcements with regards to the upcoming Bayonetta 2.

We therefore apologise as we are unable to help you further, however you can keep updated for any further announcements through our online store or updates directly from us by signing up to our newsletter at www.nintendo.co.uk or by subscribing to the Official Nintendo Magazine.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

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

Kind regards,

Your Nintendo UK Team''

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#37

Octane commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

@whodatninja Hadn't seen the Amazon price yet. That's an easy choice then, I too would go with the Special Edition. I don't really care for the Book of Angels, or the artwork. But if the Bayonetta 1 game case is exclusive to the First Print Edition, I'm very tempted to buy that version. I've contacted Nintendo of Europe, I hope they can shed some light on how the Special Edition will be delivered.

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#38

Octane commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@Splatom Indeed it is. Although there are no exact number out there to back up how many of the crowdfunders were anticipating the PS3 and 360 versions, I'd like to know though...

And I do think it'll definitely hurt the Wii U sales. On the other hand, Wii U owners don't have to swallow every delayed downgraded port third party developers release. I wonder when they'll learn this...

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#39

Octane commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@S-Miyahon What are they doing with the GamePad? Nobody knows. We haven't seen any footage from the Wii U version, neither have we heard about any plans about they're going to use the GamePad for.

Even if the GamePad delayed development, that shouldn't take more than a year, since they have been developing the Wii U version way before the PS4 / Xbox One versions were announced. And why wouldn't they just tell us the GamePad is causing the delay? Because it isn't.

The company is known for deleting comments concerning negativity towards their game. Even asking why they would delay the Wii U version (despite being the most anticipated version according to their poll), has led them to delete my comment.

If anything, that just shows that they have little credibility as a company, and would do anything to make themselves look better. I don't think they want the Wii U version to look as good as the PS4 / Xbox One, because it never will be. They favoured the PS4 / Xbox One version, because they predicted they will sell better anyway. They dropped the development on the Wii U, and they'll (perhaps) continue once the PS4 / Xbox One versions are complete.

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#40

Octane commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@AcesHigh73 Not really, as the game was crowdfunded for PC, Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360. Two of those are cancelled, and the Wii U version is delayed. The Xbox One and PS4 versions were added much later. They just dropped the Wii U version, and wanted to get their Xbox One/PS4 versions done as soon as possible. They're the same as a lot of other third party developers.

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#42

Octane commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

I'll post this here as well; in case anyone knows.. (I'm talking about the UK version obviously), but...

Does anyone know if the Special Edition (not the First Print Edition) will come with both games boxed separately? Or are they packed together in the same case?

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#49

Octane commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@rjejr I hope amiibo does the same for Mario Kart 8 as it does for Super Smash Bros.; nothing. Perhaps they'll act as a ghost character you can race against, or something like that. I'm sure Nintendo knows as well that many fans aren't going to be happy if they have to buy 40+ $10.00 figurines to unlock every character and track in MK8.

I think, and perhaps I want amiibo to be a collectable toy for those who like them; toys that happen to interact with several games, and not toys that act like DLC,