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Sir_JBizzle

Sir_JBizzle

Avid Gamer. Rockstar Extraordinaire

Male, United States

Just a kick-butt dude with a love for music, video games, art, comics and photography. Also add big a technophile as they come with an unhealthy relationship with mobile phones...

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Sir_JBizzle

#2

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

I think it's an overblown issue, honestly. Of course I'm a consumer that buy amiibo to look at more than use, so I'd probably be the wrong person to ask.

It seems like quite the cumbersome device, being you don't know what data you're accessing at any given time without your phone. It also seems like a lot of work pirating/torrenting amiibo data for such a small benefit.

Like others said, Nintendo should really nip this in the bud by producing their own device. Or better yet as I've always had this idea in my head thought this should be a thing, (I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet), write an amiibo bank Android app and sell it for a couple bucks. Or better yet, let the app be free and charge a couple bucks each for digital amiibo. They could include the characters gaming bio and games they are compatible with. Each digital amiibo also has it's own bank, per compatible game - that way you don't run into read/write problems for games that need data written. For the concern that it would cut into physical amiibo sales, make the digital amiibo avaliable after a particular amiibo is out of print. Though I would imagine that a digital amiibo wouldn't cut into physical amiibo anymore than cards would.

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#3

Sir_JBizzle commented on Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:

@ikki5 I don't do much 'moning, but it's something I've never understood as to why there hasn't been a proper Pokémon game on a console, I'd imagine fans would lap it up like barn full cats to cold milk on a hot day.

3D home adventure + cross play on a portable system for Pokémon on the go + Pokémon amiibo figure/card support = a cash cow to me. The money would practically print itself!

Maybe not on the Wii U, per se, but perhaps a NX launch window title. (assuming the NX is a hybrid console of sort)

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#4

Sir_JBizzle commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:

@akaDv8R Ahhh gotcha. Thanks. I've always knew of the provider and licencing headaches you guys have out there, I just assumed MS had that all sorted out. Or at least mostly. the biggest problem with TVii in the US, while super slow, they never followed through with the complete remote functions. It never fully worked with my equipment and when I changed cable providers, they never updated it to work at all with my new cable box. So TVii was pretty half-baked here in the US.

Of course Wii U never gained traction in the first place, because of all it had going against it, some of it their fault, some of it third parties and some of it consumers. (we all know the never ending vicious circles between the three) So in some ways it's quite understandable that they never really poured resources into intitives that wasn't really going anywhere...

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#5

Sir_JBizzle commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:

@akaDv8R honest question: where did Microsoft fail in regards to TV and OneGuide? Is it something specifically a UK/Europe thing? I don't use OneGuide much, but the TV, streaming and accompanying voice functions work extremely well and is periodically updated, based on if a provider does channel realignments. At least here in the US.

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Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

@ikki5 if we're talking about core series which was the topic of conversation, and further more home iterations, and discount all the various spinoffs, remakes and re-releases that can largely be skipped, 15 Marios, 9 Zeldas and 9 DKs in 30 some-odd years isn't too bad at all. If you just break it down into 3D era, where the majority of folks consider 3D Marios/Zeldas the core experience that number goes down even more. In the case of DK, there only been one each console generation, with Mario and Zelda getting 2 games in one generation at one point (not counting the cross-gen Twilight Princess).

That said, Nintendo has way too many dormant properties that they could utilize to fill out their library outside of all the various spinoffs they utilize Mario for.

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#7

Sir_JBizzle commented on Oddworld Inhabitants Is No Longer Working On W...:

With all the NX news and rumors swirling, and development for the Wii U appearing to die down, I wouldn't be surprised if they just looked at everything and decided to move development to the NX. But I wish devs would stop being so ambiguous with time frames, just be honest for Pete's sake! It's not that hard.

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#8

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@hYdeks to be fair, Nintendo didn't even support their own system with advertisements and really that's the job of the publisher, not the OEM. Nintendo's biggest fault is not communicating what the Wii U is. I brought mine over to my girlfriend's house the other day, she's not much of a gamer granted, but she thought the Wii U was just a controller attachment, so yep, that stigma is still lingering, even almost three years later.

Though I do agree with you in that the way they treated 3rd parties in the past is sort of coming back to bite them, but at the same time, third parties cannot be completely absolved from blame. Furthermore, there are a few Nintendo fans, even in this thread that has bought third party games (with the admission we may be in the minority), so way to use blanket statement blaming all Nintendo fans😊 Even then, we can only take so many gimped and late ports with missing content before we've had enough.

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#9

Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

I too love my Wii U and ask the games released for it. My plan was to buy third party games for the Wii U where it made sense... As it turns out, it never did for the reasons stated in the article. Though I thoroughly enjoyed the the likes of Deus Ex, Need for speed and both Arkham games (which outside of the the canned DLC, wasn't Origins the definitive one because it had less performance problems that the other 2?)

it's too bad EA and 2K were too timid to even support the consoles worth more than one half-hearted attempt, as the Gamepad features alone makes sports games appealing on the Wii U.

But whatever, what's done is done. All you can do is enjoy what you have and what's coming and hope next time things will work out for the better!

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#10

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo is Partnering With Facebook for Super...:

@Kaze_Memaryu well you know, except for the fact that Nintendo is directly partnering with Facebook, which would probably give them more visibility vs. if they did it themselves, like the majority of junk ads on FB. Marketing is still marketing, and it will grab someone. No matter how over saturated it is, it's still a good move to promote on a platform that millions use.

If Nintendo is playing their cards right, I'm sure FB will be one of the many venues they'll touch in promoting the game. Gotta get those who read newspapers or those who don't DVR to skip throughout commercials.

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#11

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo is Partnering With Facebook for Super...:

@JaxonH stole the words right out of my mouth man. Facebook may be the bane of most existence, but it's probably hands down one of the best, most visible marketing tools one could have at their disposal.

No matter what, Nintendo always seem to be in the position of "dammed if they do, dammed if they don't" to most.

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#15

Sir_JBizzle commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@LiamR my apologies if it came across that way, my man. That's totally not what I was trying to imply. At all. I think given that this whole thing started with your report and the subsequent people bashing each other over the report, my mind just links back to Unseen64 as more of a blanket term, even regarding this article which is still all rumor as even other people with inside sources can be wrong. So once again, apologies. That's not fair to you guys to casually use your name like that. I was being more of the champion of indifference, honestly. That we shouldn't care who was right or wrong, as long as the game is being published. I feel like as a people, we can have intelligent conversation/debates/disagreements without bashing one another. Which leads me to my next point:

To touch on @ThomasBW84 point, no one should be called a liar, which is why I was trying to hone in the fact that I have no qualms with you because you guys have been right in the past and it's the nature of your job. That's not fair to all of the hard work you guys put in. Which is also why I admitted that "discredit" was a poor choice of word. So hopefully there's no hard feelings and we can chalk this up to a simple misunderstanding

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#16

Sir_JBizzle commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@LiamR

Unseen64 report = horse's mouth. Gotcha. Though @rjejr point basically said that NoA thought the game was crap, so yea, I'm not sure why you directed that quote to me.

Listen, you don't have to defend yourself to me, like I said, I recognize you're just doing your job, I also recognize that Unseen64 has been right on occasion, so I have no qualms but if you're just going to take the parts out of my overall comment to do what you want with, there's really no more need in me continuing a dialogue with you.

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#17

Sir_JBizzle commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@LiamR

Meh.

I think you're missing the point of my whole comment. I know how credit/discredit works, dude. Perhaps "discredit" is the wrong term to use, I admit.

You'll continue on doing what you do whether people say you're wrong or right, sometimes you'll be right, sometimes you'll be wrong. It's just the nature of mantle you've taken up. I personally don't care either way. I just care about the game being published at all. There's just no need in one side bashing the other over opinion. And obviously there's no place in bashing a guy who was just trying to do his job.

EDIT: That said, I'm more inclined to lean towards @rjejr theory, though I'm more of a hear from the horse's mouth" type of guy

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#19

Sir_JBizzle commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

My reaction concerning who was right and who was wrong:

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People have just as much right to discredit Unseen64 as people have to defend them. Ultimately the game is coming out, whether or not Nintendo published it, so thats all that should count right?

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#20

Sir_JBizzle commented on Tributes and an Outpouring of Respect Are Shar...:

Man, I was in shock last night hearing the news thinking "this can't be real, this is some kind of hoax!" but it's finally hitting me hard this morning. Especially after seeing that fan art. So young and such a visionary. He will surely be missed.

May you rest in peace Iwata-san. May you rest in peace.

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#21

Sir_JBizzle commented on Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:

@gamermole @MightyKrypto This is what I did: I bought the Wii U first, because it was released first. I bought the PS4 because it came out second. Then I bought the XB1 because it came out third... That's just how I roll. I don't like missing things on one system that I can't get on the other, though to be fair, I'm not a normal consumer either.

And if we HAVE to mention PC, I got a powerful gaming rig as well, but I never game on it because I hate PC gaming, but I just like having in the event I want to.

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#22

Sir_JBizzle commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

Another example how Nintendo shaped the gaming industry further. Lol. If they hadn't created it's biggest rival, who in the world knows what would have happened. Now as it stands today because Nintendo's questionable decisions at times, Nintendo has ironically become it's own worse enemy. I still enjoy the fact that Nintendo tries to be different from the industry standard. You need that to break up the monotony, ya know?

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#23

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Yorumi well that's why gave the user base theory as well, as I know the server theory may not have been very sound. I'm not much of a CoDer, but doesn't Splartoon maps rotate in a similar fashion to the aforementioned? I believe Titanfall was the same way.

Another theory I have, and I think I've seen it stated before, is that they weren't done refining/tweaking the all the stages and modes but they pretty much had to rush the game out the door with what they had at launch which if is the case is pretty crappy, but I understand the logic as they would have absolutely nothing to launch in May otherwise. I'm not even going to touch the legal aspect as I don't know if someone does or doesn't have a case. In the end, and I'm probably not alone in this, but i feel like there's enough content to justify my purchase. Also, it's not like I'm being charged beyond my initial investment, so there's that. You're clearly the minority in this situation, and probably blowing this out of proportion to be harsh for harsh sake.

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#24

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Yorumi Concerning Splatoon: Not sure how it's a scam. Is the drip feed of content slightly annoying? Maybe. But having played the game, the model is fine as it is. The only thing I wish at this point is that all the maps available were eligible for rotation as opposed to every four hours. Also I'm far from an expert in this field, and it's pure speculation on my part, but I'm thinking it has more to do with preventing server stress and testing it as they add more modes/maps. That and the Wii U user base is so small (so by extension the Splatoon user base) they don't want to further thin it out between modes and maps. The scam would come in if the content was locked on disc and they charged you for content/modes... Sort of like how Capcom went under fire for locking Street Fighter IV disc content behind a paywall I think?

Splatoon amiibo, from what I've heard from others, as I've yet to use them in game, is nothing more than merely reskinned challenges/gear. So it's something a little extra for those who've invested in amiibo. Which is fine by me. It gives my $35 purchase some purpose should I delve into that. Nintendo is in a no-win situation there. They either don't utilize it right/enough to some or some feel it's locking them out if content mo matter how minor or trivial. I'm far from saying Nintendo does everything right because Nintendo, as I know for sure they have their gaffs, but I think in the case of art least Splatoon it's being criticized sort of unfairly.

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#26

Sir_JBizzle commented on Pokémon Shuffle is Heading to Android and iOS...:

4.5 million downloaded, sure - but I've always wondered how many people have actually played vs how many people have the app on their 3ds because spotpass? I've never opened mine...

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This is a good little revenue builder for Nintendo. Smart move. Even if it's not a shocker. I may actually download it so I'll have something to do when I need to kill time.

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#27

Sir_JBizzle commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot...:

Glad to see Yoshi do so well. Batman? Yea, that's not much of a shocker. Like I said the other day, I love the latter, but boy do I miss the Gamepad map/inventory management functions of the Wii U Arkham games! Going back to the old way, makes Knight seem archaic. 😜

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#30

Sir_JBizzle commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@rjejr true. But did we forget that they've shown XCX at E3 for the past few years now? And even dedicated a whole what? 1-2 hour Treehouse segment to it last year? I'd say the public has seen enough. All that's needed is a quick 90 second blurb and a release date. Marketing and commercials will take care of the rest. If they plan on a marketing push being it's their big holiday game, I can't see why they wouldn't.

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#31

Sir_JBizzle commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@rjejr Concerning XCX: I'm glad it only got a brief mention. They showed way more than enough for me over the last couple years to know I want it day one. All I wanted at this point was a date and I finally got it.

@Quorthon can you not be disappointed and also apologetic at the same time? That's the boat I'm in. By and large I was disappointed with the Digital Event, but some of the games they showed I was genuinely interested in. And obviously interested in the ones they neglected to show. Of course I own a PS4, X1 and PC also, so maybe that's why my mindset is the way it is, not to mention it's painfully obvious Wii U production is winding down.

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#32

Sir_JBizzle commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

Digital Event aside, there are still some great titles on the way, I'm even interested in a few titles that they showed on Tuesday. So I'm not sweating too much, as I'm just going to enjoy the 18-24 months the Wii U has left. The Wii U has had some great games in it's short time and I don't regret my purchase one bit.

That said, part of me wonders if they left Devil's Third and Fatal Frame off because they're saving it for another, special Direct? They're mature games and didn't really fit the theme they were going for this week (whatever that was). Though I have a feeling that the absence of Devil's Third means that it's slipping to sometime in 2016 or beyond. Fatal Frame has a vague Fall date, it may suffer the same fate.

Though @rjejr may be on to something.

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#33

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

@rjejr To be fair, Reggie was probably asked about the tweet. Considering it's E3, and in America, it's technically in his jurisdiction. So it's his responsibility to spin (if that's what his comments were) He just can't not answer the question if it was indeed brought up. (sorry for the bold text Haha) That would be am admission of some kind of guilt. Really he's in a tough spot, Reggie was probably going to get ridiculed no matter what answer he gave.

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#38

Sir_JBizzle commented on Feature: Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Rev...:

@rjejr Horizon is actually the one game that made me take pause and gave me a "wow" moment. I was telling @JaxonH yesterday that it sort of reminded me of a Monster Hunter game (which could very well be far from the truth) I wanted more stuff like that.

I'll admit, CoD switching sides was surprising, but at the same time wasn't, as it was missing from the MS presentation so I figured it had to go somewhere. I mean who would leave CoD hanging. Lol

Most of the other stuff like Batman, Uncharted, Street Fighter V and what not, I already knew about and have made up my mind I was getting, so it really didn't do anything for me, which if anything is my one fear for Nintendo today - announcing a bunch of stuff they already talked about. So I suppose that was my main hangup with Sony's E3, despite it's strengths.

And I say this as a (and I'm sure you've seen me use this term before) rounded gamer, someone who owns and plays all three systems... So I'm totally not speaking from a fanboi POV. but hey, I can't be mad at you about FF7R man. Everyone had that one or two things they flip their table for. Mine is Zelda and Batman.

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#39

Sir_JBizzle commented on Feature: Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Rev...:

@rjejr "The Last Guardian.
FFVII remake
Shenmue 3
Game
Set
Match"

Maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't get it. Those games are more like a "finally!" to me than any conference winner and two of them aren't even platform exclusive. That said, Shenmue does have me excited, even if my excitement over it has waned over the years.

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#40

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Apologises for eShop Issues Caused by...:

I tried a couple times in the first thirty minutes, then I left and walked my dogs and took care of house chores. Came back in a couple hours and things went off without a hitch. You don't pay for Nintendo's online, so I'm willing to take the trade off of the servers crashing with a popular release. It's after all not the end of the world...

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#41

Sir_JBizzle commented on Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts...:

@Faruko That's pretty crazy how people were thinking Splatoon was going to be like TW101 2.0. Nintendo pushed this game. Hard. No way it was going to sell as low, especially considering the install base now vs a couple years ago.

If Nintendo cared about marketing for all their other games and the Wii U in general, as much as they do for games like Splatoon, they'd probably be in a much better place.

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#47

Sir_JBizzle commented on ​Lego Jurassic World Pre-Order Freebies Comi...:

@ikki5 (comment #51) is how I feel. As a rounded gamer and a person that would have absolutely no problem buying 3rd party games on Nintendo systems and actually have - I cannot, in my right mind, purchase any games that are gimped or has content foregone in comparison to other platforms, if anything, it prevents me from buying that game at all no matter the platform in question.

Concerning Nintendo, if I don't buy that third party game, no matter how valid the reason, that effectively makes me part of the problem. It's really a catch 22. I'm not buying a gimped game that the devs/publishers are giving me for X, Y and Z reasons (depending on what company it is).

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#48

Sir_JBizzle commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Quorthon though the difference with Sony PS3 situation is that they never really lost 3rd parties... at least not the ones that really mattered. The worse thing that happened was MS got the lion's share of timed 3rd party exclusives, (if I'm not misremembering) and lost a few as people preferred to program on the 360 because it was easier and their online infrastructure was better. Sony's biggest problem out the gate was they almost priced themselves out of the war. PS1 and 2 were rousing successes, so I honestly think not as much confidence was as lost as folks like to make it. Really the PS4's primary success came from the PR nightmare surrounding the XB1. And great marketing. Something that if done correctly by Nintendo, they'd be sitting on little more than the what - 9.5 million units that are out in the wild?

Concerning the Wii U, I don't even know what the world they can do to build 3rd party confidence at this point. All but very few have jumped jumped ship and I'm sure they have no intention of jumping back on. Pretty hard to build confidence on a machine that no third party has an inkling of interest in for every reason under the sun. The only move I think Nintendo has at this point, and I've said this before, is listen to the third parties in what they would like to see in the NX and find that healthy comprise between Nintendo's innovation (read: different) and approach in hardware philosophy, and the power and ease of programming that 3rd parties seem to be comfortable with. For all we know that could be going on behind the scenes right now and we're not privy to it because of NDAs and aren't figureheads of any of these establishments. But my guess is every bit as valid as yours. The best thing Nintendo can do now is continue churning out whatever games/DLC they have left slated for the Wii U, move a few more units and move on.

Though my main point is we can say this and that about what's going to happen or what's not going to happen, but despite any opinions you, me or anyone else have, I still think it's fair to say it's all conjecture, as none of us have crystal balls, so all we're doing is spouting predictions.

Oh for the record, I would have been one of those Nintendo fans (and have been) that buys third party games on their platform (within reason). You can't lump us all into the same category, granted I will concede that there's probably very few of us.

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#49

Sir_JBizzle commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@rjejr well it was also said early on that some Gamepad features were built with Zelda U in mind so, your argument has more merit. At this point, talking about what game will realise on what platform, like the what the NX us, everything we say is pure conjecture.

@Quorthon, who's to say that Nintendo doesn't already have 3rd parties lined up for NX (whatever is ends up being) or at least in the process? Perhaps is why it gives the appearance of little effort on Nintendo's part? Concerning 3rd parties, it would certainly be of little benefit for them to release any substantial titles on the Wii U, for one because of the tired argument of install base, and now you have a new platform on the horizon. But once again, conjecture.

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#50

Sir_JBizzle commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

I wasn't upset yesterday more than just disappointed because I really wanted to play. Lol

Though I wasn't freaking out last night because I came to the conclusion that everybody was trying to get on at one time because it was the only time they could play, unlike the last time where you had the somewhat convenience of picking one of three slots. Then you'd have to wager the popularity of the last sessions brought even more people to try out the game. Considering those factors, this test was probably the most important test for Nintendo as meltdown level failure with the amount of people trying to get on gives them a better measuring stick of how to tackle the servers come launch.

It would've been nice if NoA kept us updated, but my theory is, (and thus goes for NoJ as well) it was late afternoon/early evening here and past dawn Sunday in Japan so that's why they couldn't be bothered by keeping us updated, meanwhile in Europe, most places it's near the middle of the night. Still really no excuse though.