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ROBLOGNICK

ROBLOGNICK

Procastinating blogger

Male, 35, United Kingdom

I've been a Nintendo gamer since 1989. I write a blog. But usually only when I have other more important things that need doing. My NNID is "ROBLOGNICK".

Joined:
Tue 7th January, 2014
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http://roblognick.tumblr.com

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#5

ROBLOGNICK commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

Crikey, no.

The GamePad is not and could not be a tablet killer in its current form. At least, not to the general masses. Fix the web browser, increase the screen resolution and make the screen capacitive and then we'll talk. It doesn't need to look a traditional tablet, it can stay like it is.

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#10

ROBLOGNICK commented on E3 2014: Getting To Grips With Amiibo, Nintend...:

The article assumes that the Amiibo we've seen will be compatible with games like Mario Kart 8 etc. That's not been explicitly stated. The Amiibo we've seen so far are Super Smash Bros. themed, you can tell by the stand they're on which has the Smash Bros. logo. Bill just said that Amiibo will work with Mario Kart 8, etc. Amiibo is the umbrella term for this product so for all we know, and if they had any sense, they'll release Mario Kart 8 themed Amiibo and Yoshi's Woolly World themed Amiibo. Of course, they could make them compatible with each other's games, but I don't think it's clear that they will.

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#13

ROBLOGNICK commented on Rumour: Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle...:

I never understood why this was not massively advertised. Like Wii Fit U wasn't either. All those people with Wii's that played nothing but Wii Fit and Sports could have seen the massive improvements in these versions and be tempted.

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#15

ROBLOGNICK commented on Philips Claims Wii And Wii U Infringe Two Of I...:

"The second patent — "User Interface System Based on Pointing Device" — describes a portable device that is in communication with a camera, with which another device can use to track movements."

Well, that's not how the Wii Remote or GamePad work, is it? Isn't that how the PlayStation Move works though? Why aren't they going after Sony? Or are they still sore after the embrassing CDi fiasco?

And the first patent described all kinds of things. Mocap? Virtual Reality? Kinect? Move? Again, why just go after Nintendo?

I don't think Philips are doing too well right now anyway, so this could explain it.

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#16

ROBLOGNICK commented on Review: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):

There's a Wired review that said the battle modes do not work on the standard tracks few players. I'd have to agree. If you're going in different directions, you could be the opposite end of the track and that's just no fun at all.

Also, you can apparently no longer "hold" an item behind you and collect a new one at the same time, something that I've been doing in Mario Kart since as far back as I can remember. This will annoy me greatly.

Here's that review: http://t.co/bYUccPHRfC

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#18

ROBLOGNICK commented on Nintendo Quashes Rumours Of New Hardware At E3...:

"I can confirm Nintendo is not revealing any hardware at this year's E3."

Just read that sentence back to yourself. Understand what it is actually saying.

Nintendo aren't holding a proper E3 event. So they won't be revealing hardware at E3 because they aren't presenting. They'll reveal it on Nintendo Direct, which isnt't at E3. It's during E3, but not at E3.

Yes, I realise that's stupid pedantic nonsense. But I like adding fuel to the fire.

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#20

ROBLOGNICK commented on Rumour: Nintendo Will Reveal New Hardware At T...:

A new version of Wii U which will allow greater portability of the Wii U GamePad. Perhaps turning the 3DS into the Wii U Gamepad? But this would require a massive firmware update. I would be in huge favour of this and have renewed faith in Iwata though.

It can't be an entirely new platform. 3DS still has another two or three years in it, I reckon. Plus killing off the Wii U is not going to happen. Especially with Mario Kart 8 due in a month.

The QoL platform. I hope it's not that. Unless it's 90% complete and they have everything to show for it. Not like the Wii U reveal please.

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#23

ROBLOGNICK commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

The trouble with this is because Nintendo do not include the option it makes the game feel restrictive. And that's not how this game is meant to be viewed. It's 2014, any person should be able to marry whomever they want.

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#41

ROBLOGNICK commented on Feature: Lifting the Curtain on Game Ratings a...:

So is ESRB free for downloads only or free for all games? I gather this is a recent development as well. If it's free for all how is it funded?

The UK had something before PEGI was introduced as well, but I can't remember what that was right now. I wonder how that compared?

This article really paints PEGI in a very archaic light. Which is a downright travesty considering what it's here for. I wonder what other business model they could use though? A subscription basis depending on your developer size? Or estimated releases per year? Having to pay for the same game but just on a different platform it also ridiculous.

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#45

ROBLOGNICK commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?:

@Expa0 I agree in that I don't feel I'm doing anything THAT wrong because I already own the games so have paid for the music in some way already. Granted the EULA more than likely has a clause to say we can't reproduce anything in the format it was not intended for use on (so in this example playing the music on an iPod) but I've not actually read it and I'm not selling the music or passing it on to other people. It's for my own personal use.

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#46

ROBLOGNICK commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?:

Nintendo would also earn a lot of money from me on this. Though I'm not a huge fan of all the Pokémon music they're pumping out on iTunes, I would certainly buy music from games like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario or Donkey Kong Country.

I currently rip the music from YouTube and have compiled my own albums for the games I already own. Though if Nintendo released them I would buy them.

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#48

ROBLOGNICK commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

I think it's clear Nintendo are struggling with development on Wii U. Not in the sense that they can't do it but it's taking them much longer than we've previously seen and the lack of third party support amplifies this issue.
We're seeing Nintendo working with other developers to help on development of their games which I don't see as a bad thing, but I think it sort of proves my point.

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#50

ROBLOGNICK commented on Big Red Button's Bob Rafei Spills More Details...:

@MrMario02 As soon as I saw this I thought it was Sonic Heroes 2!

But I'm excited for this as I am for every Sonic game before it comes out as I am a sucker for the Sonic Cycle™.

The Sonic RPG that Bioware made didn't get that good a response though did it? And if Bioware can't make a good game out of Sonic, what chance does anyone have? Perhaps it's not the game, it's the characters. Perhaps people truly have outgrown Sonic?

Doubt it. I'll probably buy this to be honest. For some reason, I always do buy Sonic games because he holds such a dear place in my heart.