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RetroBillyT

RetroBillyT

Nintendo gamer since 1990

Male, United Kingdom

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Thu 26th July, 2012

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RetroBillyT

#4

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

If the GamePad worked as well as a tablet, then yes, they should push it. But in reality, it has poor resolution and no capacitive touch screen. I think nintendo would be conning a lot of people. Okay for off-TV play but not as an IPad replacement...

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#6

RetroBillyT commented on GAME Offers Buy One Get One Half Price Tomodac...:

Same offer is available on physical copies in store. Buy one for £34.99 get one half price. They were confusingly stickered as £17.49 if bought with qualifying product, but I checked with the assistant and the qualifying product is a full price copy of TL. I'll buy the download codes from their online store...

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#21

RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo Titles Fail to Infiltrate the UK All-...:

Kind of disappointing , but bear in mind that there is a sales boost accross the board at Xmas, so although Super Mario 3D World may only be at 29, it could be selling a lot more than some of the higher-placed games did earlier in the year...

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#22

RetroBillyT commented on Parent Trap: StreetPass Makes Social Networks ...:

An interesting take on Streetpass. I have two young kids and I can definitely see your point about it being a 'friendlier' way of social networking, it is quite a compelling activity. The only thing I would say is when they're older, and could take their 3DSs by themselves, whether I could trust them to not lose the things. Account system please Nintendo!

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#24

RetroBillyT commented on Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Mark...:

They need to advertise the fact that Wii Sports Club will basically be preinstalled on your Wii U (via Spotpass). They need to advertise the Wii Fit U trial.
Make sure the retailers are stocking the new bundles. Both my local Sainsburys and Game are just displaying a battered onld Nintendoland Premium pack- nothing else!
When the new bundles come in, put stickers on all of them emphasising Wii Sports Club.
The Wii u is a great machine but is being marketed very badly.

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#25

RetroBillyT commented on Wii Street U Update Allows You to Walk the Vir...:

Yes people, I have actually tried it out, and I can tell you....it was actually quite fun for about 15 minutes! I zoomed to Albuquerque, NM where I spent a long hot summer 20 years ago and 'walked' around my old haunts. Well, I say 'walked', I kind of mean plodded on the spot. It was defintiely more immersive than the normal software and could be a good feature for Wii Fit if the locations were properly modelled in 3D. One for the future methinks- but as an extra app, it can't really hurt.

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#26

RetroBillyT commented on Rumour: Wii U New Super Mario Bros. and New Su...:

Fingers crossed for a good Xmas- the £249 price point is bringing it into the realms of the fabled £179 for the original Wii. It would be a clever move to bundle a remote and nunchuk with it as well though...save any confusion about what contrallers can be used...

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#27

RetroBillyT commented on Feature: Great Nintendo 64 Multiplayer Games Y...:

ALL AROUND!! I spent a great Easter holiday holed up in Duns, Berwick upon Tweed, playing Snowboard Kids. My brother, sisters, cousins and girlfriend were all in on the 4 player action! The graphics were a bit ropey, and the fat guy was a bit rubbish, but it was really good fun. Arguably better than Mariokart!

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#28

RetroBillyT commented on Over 61% of Q2 Game Sales in the U.S. Were Fro...:

@ledreppe I would say it's got a lot better. For example Pikmin 3 is £39.99 on the E-Shop- if you buy the download code from Game.com it's £34.99- then there's the Nintendo Network Premium- it's looking a lot better than the £49.99 they are charging for Nintendoland!

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#29

RetroBillyT commented on Nintendo "Feels Good" About How It Stacks Up A...:

I hope so...if they could have got MarioKart out for November and dropped the price of the Premium to £199, I think they would have had Xmas wrapped up. Still, I think they are in a better position now than they were 24 hours ago.

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#32

RetroBillyT commented on Europe Now Receiving Club Nintendo Stars For A...:

Got a nice surpise when my points total bumped up to over 7000- so ordered the SNES controller.
There are a couple of complaints though- the surveys are really dull to complete and don't encourage you to complete them honestly.
For example if you put down that other people in your family will play the game then you are asked more questions about them too- and I couldn't really be bothered going through the rigmoral.
Also, the catologue is barren and needs a serious influx of new goodies. i would love to see the ability to turn my points into credit for E-Shop games...

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#34

RetroBillyT commented on U.S. Download Sales Increase, But Physical Gam...:

I have bought the last two major 3DS releases as downloads- NSMB2 and Paper Mario. I really like the convenience of having everything there on the console. If the WiiU retail games were a bit cheaper (say £39.99) I would definitely go download-only on WiiU as well.