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Male, 32, United Kingdom

Mon 24th February, 2014

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SmithJurd commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

@NebulaGamer Oops, totally missed my point, how embarrassing!

I never said stock levels weren't Nintendo's fault as they most clearly are. My point was regarding the amiiqo device and the fact it would have popped up no matter what the stock levels were.

But that's cool, continue trying to be an arse, its entertaining



SmithJurd commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

To everyone saying this is Nintendo's fault for not keeping stock levels up... You do realise this would have happened anyway don't you?

This has nothing to do with stock levels and everything to do with making a quick buck on something popular.



SmithJurd commented on Review: Don't Crash (Wii U eShop):

Do people not know what to expect from an RCMADIAX game yet? And that's not a dig at all, I've found some of his games to be genuinely good time wasters.
Now if he was charging a fiver for this I'd take exception but this game isn't making itself out to be something it isn't... But hey, small developers like this are easy targets for internet ire aren't they?

As has been stated above I'm actually jealous in a way as I've often started developing games only for something to get in the way.

Congrats on the new arrival



SmithJurd commented on Star Fox Zero's Co-Op Mode to Offer Accessibil...:

No online mp in new starfox... Where's the online multiplayer? I'm not buying this if there's no online!! When will Nintendo step into the 21st century?

Nintendo introduces online mp to the metroid universe... Wtf is this crap!? I never asked for this... Why does Nintendo have to mess with dirty mahjong tiles like this!?

No wonder Nintendo make confusing decisions!



SmithJurd commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

So people are basing the racism on the fact the Japanese execs wouldn't explain their decisions because the western devs weren't Japanese??

Sounds less like flat out racism and more like a piss poor excuse for not having to explain their actions... Hiding behind cultural differences.

Now I haven't watched the vid so I may be missing something else but from the article above I would say racism is a stretch



SmithJurd commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

Nintendo fans really are the hardest fans to please and I include myself in that too!!

Its always we want new IP, new gameplay, not the same old Super Rehashio Brothers this, Zelda that...
Get with the 21st century and do some online...
Nintendo offers this and people kick off because the new metroid game is not like the last one, i dont want online metroid, there's no new f-zero and wtf is that starfox game all about!? (These comments are presented in the first person but are not necessarily my views!)

Then people moan they don't release enough vc...
You also have people begging that NX is just like the competition...

Do people want something different from Nintendo or do they want an arse load more of the same!?
Nobody seems to be happy when they get a mixture of the two...



SmithJurd commented on Exclusive: Get Revved Up With the First FAST R...:

Wow! Based on the info so far and the fact I've yet to play a Shin'en game I didn't enjoy I'm really looking forward to this...
A western dev, supporting Wii U with titles of this quality, who needs the blood sucking big publishers!?



SmithJurd commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@Damo Super Damo - Troll Hunter... Well put!

Never really had that much interest in anything on kick starter and have never funded anything. But for some reason this has really caught my attention in a big way, I just have to keep checking back to the ks page!!
Never really played BK either, although I was 16 when it came out so probably had other things on my mind at the time!



SmithJurd commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

Sorry my friend I though you meant the power saving was lame!!

As much as I would have liked the Wii U to have come with a bit more storage I actually see it as a good thing...

HDD's are relatively cheap and I can decide what size to use, I actually used a drive I had lying around so free for me.
I have a PS4 and I'll tell you (in my experience anyway) that space doesn't last long... But I could swap it out if need be. But it also adds to the cost of the machine.
As for the XBone, I don't have one but as far as I am aware you can't swap the drive but can use external... However you have still paid for the existing drive.

Like I said, Nintendo could and probably should offer higher capacities... Or even better, make a killing selling Nintendo branded external drives!!



SmithJurd commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

Wii U doomed to not, winding down or fizzling out... I don't care much personally. I've had, am having and will continue to have great fun with it! I'll buy splatoon or hopefully get it bought for me since it comes out the day before my birthday and I hope to get 99% of the other announced games. And I don't care at this point if they sell hardware or not, I'm happy with my purchase, to hell with everyone else!!

And just to clarify, yes I am a Nintendo fanboy... I own every Nintendo system bar the Virtual Boy. But I also own every Sony home console, a Dreamcast and an original Xbox so I'm not a blind fanboy!



SmithJurd commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

Why is everyone flipping their lid over this being one game split into two? To me this sounds like two games which can interact with each other... Three if you count the confirmed dlc.
I'll admit the Direct made it sound like one game, two distinct paths but until we get more information on the Western release strategy its just conjecture at this point.
If its true that both paths contain as much content as Awakening, which had a great amount of content, then I'm happy with separate releases and even happier that I can get the other path for a reduced price!



SmithJurd commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

Scalp this, scalp that... Seriously it's called supply and demand. Low supply, high demand is always going to push prices up. If someone with more money than sense wants to pay over the odds for something instead of buying a standard amiibo and some gold paint who are they hurting?



SmithJurd commented on Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zeld...:

Spend a month with the UK club Nintendo!!

There are sections that have been 'coming soon' for years now and the items on offer are nothing morevthan forgettable trinkets for the most part.
I Can't blame Nintendo for the lack of some games in the uk/Europe though when PEGI expect you to mail them a body part with each game submission!!

Each region and console manufacturer has it's issues in these regards...



SmithJurd commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

Personally the only category I could possibly place myself in is 'gamer'. I enjoy both core and casual games and currently I'm happy that my Wii u is scratching both itches and looking at what's coming, will continue to do so. Unfortunately much of the 'core' itch is being serviced by third party games which are in a state of decline on Wii u.
I think however that the mold is set in the minds of the vast majority of the latest generation of gamers in that Sony and ms appeal to that core bunch and Nintendo is there for the Nintendo/niche/casual/kiddy crowd.
I've managed to change a few peoples perceptions just by getting my Wii u into peoples hands and letting them experience it. If only Nintendo could find an effective way to do this on a larger scale...



SmithJurd commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Hi Nintendo Life, your personal opinions designed to elicit discussion amongst your readership are rubbish!! Please get new opinions, preferably something more obvious!

Personally I would love to see The Last Story in HD... Not Nintendo I know but was a Wii exclusive