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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".

Tue 7th January, 2014

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ROBLOGNICK commented on Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mari...:

Why have they called Rosalina, Estela in Spain? It makes no sense and is bad work on behalf of the Spanish translation team. Rosalina is now a main and well known character in the Mario universe and this really causes confusion. It's like when they called Princess Peach Princess Toadstool over here. Ridiculous.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

I was the same growing up. I wasn't allowed a handheld until one fateful trip to the US of A where the Atari Lynx was dirt cheap in comparison to price in the UK. I think it was practically half price, definitely less than $100. Of course, this was because it didn't sell very well. I won't say the Lynx was a terrible machine at all, I had well over 30 games for it and I look back on some of them very fondly.

I did want a Game Boy. But my parents wouldn't let me have one because it was black and white. "If it's black and white" it can't be very good. Look at this games machine with full colour and so much cheaper, it must be heaps better", they said.

I bought a Game Boy pocket eventually with my first wages. Loved it. And I've owned every single Nintendo handheld since. While I've loved every single Nintendo home console since as well, handhelds are absolutely a more intimate and personal experience that you don't get with home consoles, unless you're on your own in your house with the curtains closed, the lights off and a week booked off work.

I fear that when/if true handhelds die, I will become less of a gamer.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

I can see both sides of the argument. I collect Nintendo products. I collect Nintendo products because they give me a sense of joy. However, when I'm old and grey and my fingers don't work like they once used to maybe I'd like to sell my Nintendo collection for a tidy sum and go on a world cruise or a trip to Mars. If Nintendo keep re-releasing their stuff then my collection will be worth diddly squat and that does sort of upset me a little. It's nice that it's giving people a chance to play games they've missed though.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

I don't think he loves Nintendo more than I do, he just has either more disposable income or a lack of interest in going on holiday or having a social life.

EDIT: Which, if it's the latter, then that's totally fine. I'm completely jealous of this collection.

EDIT 2: I do have a small (by his standards) collection of Nintendo stuff ranging from Game Boy Advance up to the Wii U. I'm proud of my collection. But all my stuff is what has been made available in the UK. I don't see the point in importing. It makes for a much more impressive collection, sure, but it also adds to the cost and difficulty in obtaining some stuff.



ROBLOGNICK commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already I...:

I got mine. Currently transferring from my 2DS to the New N3DS. The SD card transfer is s.l.o.w.....

My impressions are positive, mostly. I It's a beautiful system. Looks very premium.

I have noticed my top screen is actually not quite centred. The black border is a little thicker on the left and bottom sides. Also, my A button has a tiny dark scuff mark on it.

I hate the tiny stylus. It's too small.

I love the screens. Slightly larger than the original 3DS but small enough to keep the handheld small and pretty.

So happy I have this though.

Oh, an the new 3D viewing angles are super impressive. Like, really really good.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

I think that's disgusting. Nintendo needs to release a proper statement and confirm whether this is worldwide. They've been out for two weeks and they're already discontinuing some? I've had to purposefully hold off buying some of them because I may get them for Christmas and if I don't, then I'll be forced to buy them from someone on eBay taking advantage of the situation.



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

Some of the people moaning here about how terrible the service is from the online store must be really unlucky. I've ordered a lot from this store and I've never had a problem. I will agree that the prices are at max RRP and never seem to go down, plus, yes, some of the non game/hardware items are of questionable quality. Also, this sale is terrible but I did buy the Animal Crossing CD.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Shovel Knight is Getting a Cross-Buy Discount ...:

Are the games exactly the same or are there different features in each? If they different then I think a discount is fine, but if they're exactly the same then I think it's a pitiful amount of discount. Should be 50% minimum.

I'm particularly looking at Nintendo on this one too with their stupid VC titles on 3DS and Wii U and having to pay twice for the same game.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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:



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.