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Procastinating blogger

Male, 36, 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 Jan 2014

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ROBLOGNICK commented on Rumours and Speculation Stir Over Potential In...:

I'm hoping for nothing more than a reveal of the Nintendo/DeNA partnership being exclusive to Apple/iOS/Apple TV.

I don't want to see Virtual Console coming to Apple TV or, dread the thought, a merger of Wii U / Apple TV which is the far fetched end of this rumour.



ROBLOGNICK commented on GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Orde...:

So their systems have been proven to fail multiple times and quick succession. We are supposed to be trusting them with our credit / debit card details, but does anyone have any faith in their abilities any more? I would have expected them to tell us they will be working round the clock to iron out whatever kinks have crept into their system over the last few months because there are a lot:

Multiple emails for the same orders - often when an order contains multiple items you get one email per item per order plus those email don't always tell you anything about the items in that order.

I could not cancel or amend any orders at the weekend.

When the website kicked me out I couldn't log back in. It wouldn't let me reset my password either.



ROBLOGNICK commented on GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mar...:

I mostly use the Nintendo UK online store these days but I went with them for this release because I preferred the badges and they were £3 cheaper.

Plus throughout the weekend the website locked me out my account plus I'm unable to modify or cancel orders. Plus the emails received all have error messages in them. Something has gone very very wrong.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:


They're only considered DLC if you have to download them to get them in the game. That's what DLC stands for. DownLoadable Content. Please show me where Nintendo state the amiibo skins in Yoshi's Woolly World, Mario Kart, Ace Combat etc are DLC?

Yes, DLC can be whatever a company wants it to be. The things that are unlocked using amiibo are not DLC as they're already in the game when you buy it. With the exception of games that were released before the amiibo were released such as with Mario Kart when they created a free update that put those features in the game.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I really don't understand where people are coming from when they say Amiibo is overpriced DLC. It is not DLC.

Amiibo compatibility in games has thus far not excluded any in game content. Skins and costumes are the what we get when scan an amiibo in. You might argue they unlock levels in Splatoon or Captain Toad but really these are levels we've already played so we're not seeing anything new.

None of the DLC in Mario Kart is locked to amiibo - you have to buy all the new tracks and characters - they cannot be unlocked with amiibo.

When Nintendo start locking entire worlds or levels on a £40/£50 game that means you cannot fully complete the game until you've bought an amiibo, then complain. We're not there yet and I don't believe we ever will be.



ROBLOGNICK commented on If Nintendo Did Decide To Make A Smartphone, W...:

I wouldn't want Nintendo to use Android. Not even a Kindle Fire type version of Android.

I also don't like the Game Bat. It looks uncomfortable and flimsy. I do love the expansion port idea which is sort of like something we're seeing with Google's modular smartphone.

The overall design of the phone hits the right nostalgia buttons for me but I think it wouldn't be appreciated by the wider audience.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

This just in: The sky is blue.

The Wii U is arguably not as powerful as a PS3 or Xbox 360 (i.e. it is in some respects but not in others). Nintendo no longer play the power game. They look to make their game experiences unique. This should come as no surprise.



ROBLOGNICK commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

This editorial is about two months too late. You start the paragraph by saying admitting that in reducing inventory, Nintendo has increased its profit. How does Nintendo know which figures are going to prove to be the most popular? It has to wait for figures from the retailers and by the time it has those figures it's too late to restock in time for their launch so you have to wait a few more months. These butt hurt "editorials" are just from impatient people who want it all now now now. That Nintendo is not addressing the stock issues is also absurd. I'm part of a facebook group that hunts amiibo restocks and in the past few weeks there have been loads of posts on restocks of various different amiibo to different retailers - old amiibo and newer ones.

Also, Nintendo has to expand the product line or risk it becoming stale. You capitalise on popularity. The release schedules are also defined by the games they accompany. "Oh, not let's hold the release of this game back a few months while we restock Marth". I don't think so. By releasing many different amiibo in different ranges that work in a variety of different games you make the potential audience for those games or even the amiibo much bigger.



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.



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.