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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
Website:
http://roblognick.tumblr.com

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#1

ROBLOGNICK commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

The problem is a person's perception of value with digital content. Thanks to the App Store, freemium games and aggressive discounting on Steam and even the free games on PS+ we expect full game experiences for next to nothing.

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#2

ROBLOGNICK commented on This 3DS Carry Case Has A StreetPass Window, B...:

Your article says they come in regular sizes but this is not the case (pun intended). Only New 3DS LL sizes are available. What gives with companies producing cases for the regular New 3DS? Can't find any in the UK? Can't use original 3DS cases as they're too small and 3DS XL cases are too big.

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#8

ROBLOGNICK commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

This is why Nintendo needs a system in place that can accept all Virtual Console games regardless of system. So the work they did on Wii SNES Virtual Console wouldn't have been redundant when Wii U came along, and would still work when NX comes.

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#9

ROBLOGNICK commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

Nintendo took down the Mario HD remake because it was far from perfect and it did not want people confusing this with official work done by Nintendo. I'm afraid people ARE stupid and they would assume it was made by Nintendo. I don't blame them for taking it down. I played it. It was terrible.

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#18

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.

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#20

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.

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#27

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.

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#28

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.

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#35

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.

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#39

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.

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#40

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.

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#41

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.

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#46

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.