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Your Wullie,Oor Wullie,Abody's Wullie.

Wed 17th December, 2008

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OorWullie commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online e...:

That Mario Kart TV website looks great.This should really be in the game as 8 seems like a step back from MK Wii on that side,especially the time trials.I still cant get my head around only being able to race ghosts with the exact same time as my record or about 20 odd seconds ahead.Why can't I race ghosts one or 2 seconds faster than me? Being able to see my near competition and challenge staff made time trials a lot of fun on the Wii whereas this just seems kind of pointless and included as an after thought.I find this more disappointing that the battle mode if I'm being honest.



OorWullie commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online e...:

I'm gonna throw a wild prediction in and say that one of the tracks will be Starfox based and that Fox is one of the characters,makes sense really with it coming out not long after.That's probably been said before but there you go!



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe):

@RCMADIAX I thought the US versions regular price was $1.99? Says that on the game overview anyway.Not quite sure what you mean about being restricted when you can have a sale by EU law? I'm no position to question you on it either but how do other indie titles release at promotional prices or have sales soon after release?I can't think of any off the top of my head right now but there has definitely been some cases where this has happened.Why were they not restricted by EU law?



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe):

Not sure why mostly everyone thinks it's a bad week? There has been far far worse! Oli Oli is supposed to be great and it's cross buy,and although I wont be getting them,there is 2 NES titles never released in Europe which in the past would have been seen as quite a big thing.Then there is that Proun which is supposed to be alright too.So not that bad at all really!



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@Beau_Skunk It really can't be that hard for them to do considering you can already play all of them perfectly on a modded Wii.I am sure there is more to it than that.I've read before it's to do with licensing issues with the company that manufactured them or something like that.



OorWullie commented on Club Nintendo in Japan is Full of Delightful T...:

I have managed to amass over 5000 stars since getting my Wii U 3 months ago which is not bad going at all.What can I get for it in these final days before I lose forever? A flaming Mario hat and some ringtones and wallpapers that I could download from Google images.What a joke! I cant understand the NA users complaining with all the games that's been added.Have you seen the European shop and its prices?



OorWullie commented on ​Feature: Say Hello To The CPS Changer, Capc...:

Great article,I had no idea this existed.

"The Japanese bubble had only just popped and Japanese companies were still flush with cash and no crazy ideas were too crazy. Look at the Sharp X68000 computer system, the Nissan Skyline R32, the Sony Minidisc"

I had a Minidisc player and Hifi and I absolutely loved them.,the sound quality was fantastic.At the time I first got my player I told everyone this was the future,even though I was the only person I ever knew who used them.Still didn't stop me from spending ₤450 on a hi fi that served me well for many years,it seemed to get better with age too.Good to know I was an owner of such niche items,just like the Dreamcast was and the Wii U will be.



OorWullie commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

Some of these comments above frustrate me,it's always the same.Sure they need to be careful how they approach it but I just don't get why so many think them having a presence on Android/IOS will be the death of them,if anything the opposite is true! It's not as if we're going to be seeing Android exclusive 3D Mario's!

The Mii Maker app that Iwata was talking about (if that's all it ends up being) is laughable really.However a Mii Maker included as part of an all in one Nintendo App,like a magazine with videos,fun facts,weekly quizzes,Mii competitions,interviews with devs,Miiverse integration with notifications sent to your phone and so on,keeping it fresh and updated and a place you want to visit regularly for kids and adults alike then surely it can only be a benefit to them going forward! I think to really keep it interesting though they will need to have some sort of games on there also.Something similar to Android games like Brainwars or Quizup but with Nintendo trivia would be fantastic.I fail to see why that would be damaging to their handheld,again it could have the opposite effect! What about some sort of free to play Amiibo minigame without micro transactions but also having a much more fully fledged Amiibo game on the 3DS or Wii U at the same time and if you own either one you can level up ,share stats or get other perks for example?A lot of the newer generation phones have NFC also so that could even be used with the right approach as an alternative form of micro transactions.It wouldn't be my thing but it could certainly be a hit with the kids if doe right and considering the size of the mobile market a majority of those will have never played a Nintendo console in their lives.

The fact is,if you seatch for Nintendo on Google Play all you get is Nintendo emulators with instructions how to use and links directing you to ROM sites.It can be done in literally seconds,so again I fail to see why them doing something officially will be the end of them!



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

@Grumblevolcano I'm playing through Arkham City as we speak,I got it from Amazon a couple of weeks ago for a tenner but just started it last night.I'm enjoying it so far but I must say,after only really playing 1st party and some indie platformers since I got my Wii U,I can really notice the drop in framerate.I've never really concerned myself with things like that before but here it's definitely noticeable and quite jarring to be honest.I've read a few comments before saying that the download version runs smoother so it's probably worth paying the little extra if it does.



OorWullie commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s ...:

All these online modes sound promising but they wont be much use if it flops at retail and going by how badly previous mature titles have sold,it likely will unfortunately.Fingers crossed there is a meaty single player campaign.



OorWullie commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

@Nomad If the Dreamcast had been a success and Sega had gone on to stay in the console race then I would definitely have remained with them but their problems started way before that.I had everything they released but the way they shafted fans with the Mega CD and 32X then released the Saturn soon after,the damage was done and Sony took full advantage of that.They financially crippled their business and lost a large amount of their loyal fans in such a short space of time.They only have themselves to blame really.



OorWullie commented on January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii ...:

@Neram It's different with sports games though,they only need to bring updated squads and slight refinements and that's enough,at least for the majority that buy them.The gameplay has been practically perfected over the years so there is not really much more they can do with it except slightly tweak it every year to make it more realistic.No one wants to play with out of date squads either,especially with their favourite club.Granted,these updates and improvements could probably be added as DLC but as long as the tens of millions of fans keep buying it yearly that ain't gonna change.



OorWullie commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

@mjc0961 Not sure where you get Legends having sloppy controls from?I wasn't a fan of Origins as I felt the controls were a bit too floaty for my liking but Legends fixed that.Never though,with either title have the characters not done exactly what i wanted them to do.Fair enough you don't like the game but to say the controls don't do what you want them to means you're either doing something wrong or just making it up.



OorWullie commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

I still find it astonishing that there is no Nintendo app whatsoever in 2015.Especially considering their home market,as Iwata said,is dominated by smartphones.If you search for Nintendo on the Play Store all you get is a list of emulators,that should be hugely embarrassing for them.When you think back to the Wii with it's Nintendo Channel,Mii Contest Channel,Everybody Votes Channel etc,as basic as they were,you would have thought they would have evolved eventually into a single app for Android and IOS but if anything they've gone backwards on that side.Other than Miiverse the Wii U has nothing similar really and the fact that we have to access Miiverse through a browser (only recently at that) kind of says it all about how far behind they are with this.How Iwata can stand up there with a straight face and convince these likely concerned investors that a Mii App is Nintendo making a progressive step into the smartphone market is beyond me.



OorWullie commented on 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Rated By Australian Class...:

I wish they would show the Wii U some love.I'm not really bothered about 16 bit as I can play them whenever but I long to play the best of Saturn ,Dreamcast and Arcade again,it's been too long.Call them HD Classics or Arcade Classics and give them the M2 treatment.Pointer controls for Virtua Cop,list of moves and combos on the Gamepad for Virtua Fighter and Fighting Vipers or a rear view mirror and race positions for Daytona and Virtua Racing.Simple additions but ones that could make these classics even better.Come on Sega,get yer finger out!



OorWullie commented on Meet Playtonic, A Studio Of Ex-Rare Staff That...:

With the talent that's there Nintendo would be wise to snap them up.Even if it's just for a 2 or 3 game exclusive deal and see where it goes from there.A spiritual sequel to Banjo exclusive on Wii U?Diddy Kong Racing 2 and Blast Corps 2? Yes please!



OorWullie commented on Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles...:

@Luna-Harmony If there ever was to be a doomsday scenario on Earth where we needed to evacuate,it would be the US who would lead the way,with maybe Russia (not in their current mess) and China (if they keep advancing) and possibly Japan not far behind.Europe and the UK would still be debating over how to fund it with the Earth blowing up around us.So there is that,and also the fact that Nintendo has a small presence in Russia and a non existent one in China so it makes more sense for it to be the US.They could have went with say New Tokyo but as a JRPG they will be wanting it to have as much western appeal as possible.Saying that,I'm still hoping to come across a New Scotland on the adventure,even if its an old rusted,broken down 2 man vessel haha.



OorWullie commented on Weirdness: Tetris Designers Believe That It Sh...:

I would imagine the introduction of Esports into the Olympics would be a hugely controversial move but it's definitely something I can see happening eventually.With the 2020 Olympics being in Tokyo it would be the perfect place to start but it's probably too soon.



OorWullie commented on Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clari...:

It would not surprise me if we start to see the other big publishers come out with similar programs now that Nintendo has been the bad guy by going first,taking most of the flak that comes with it.Those making their living from this may just ignore Nintendo games for now as it's not worth their time but if EA,Ubisoft etc see this program taking off they will want a part of it too.EA being EA,I'm sure they will have already thought about it.



OorWullie commented on Curve Digital Confirms OlliOlli Release Window...:

Looking forward to this,seems like an addictive little time waster.I'll be taking advantage of that promo this week and downloading all 4 of their titles.I haven't played any of them yet but I already know I'll enjoy them.I wasn't going to bother with Thomas Was Alone but buying that first then getting the other 3 works out to be the best deal overall.Ultratron also looks fantastic and just my kind of game.Great to see a British developer/publisher with such a consistent level of quality,kind of like how Codemasters were in the 90's.Lets hope they stick with Nintendo going forward.



OorWullie commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

Am I right in saying 600 coins converts to around 3000 stars in Europe? If so that's a great deal for W101.Fingers crossed we see the same sort of deal.I find it strange they value Wii Party U above all the other titles though.



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Download: 5th February (Europe):

I will be taking advantage of the Curve Studio promotion but I have yet to buy any of their titles.I'm a little confused about how it works though?Could I buy 1 at the new standard discounted price on Thursday and still be entitled to the further discount on another or would I already need to own it at full price?



OorWullie commented on Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And...:

"we believe Nintendo fans would appreciate the game"

You are correct,probably a lot more so than those who only play on one of the other 2 consoles.Fingers crossed they bring it over as I'm definitely interested.They could do with changing the name though,as Wizard of Booze just sounds daft.



OorWullie commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topp...:

I'm not really surprised about Kirby,pretty sure the touchscreen controls will have put many off of it.I didn't enjoy Canvas Curse on the DS and don't particularly like having to look at the Gamepad on the Murfy levels in Rayman so that's put me off.I'm sure it will review well but unless it goes on sale on the Eshop I can't see myself getting this.If only it was a traditional Kirby platformer with these graphics,it would have been a day one buy for me.



OorWullie commented on Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At ...:

@Grumblevolcano It's usually when I try to play in the evening time.I'm 7 hours ahead of the UK so most of the US players will be in their beds,Japanese will be on their way to them and EU players,well there's not really much of them anyway.I'll usually find a match quick enough in Global but most of the time it's under 6 players.The Tournament mode though there doesn't seem to be anyone there when I check.I've had a few matches in the Mercedes cup at a time a lot of the US players would be on but thats morning time for me,so not ideal haha.Shame NL don't still run their weekly MK8 tournaments they had a while back.Never did get to play one.

Any chance of bringing them back NL?