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Male, 35, United Kingdom

Mon 21st Dec 2009

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Spooky commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

"However, if you keep anything else plugged in, like a portable hard drive also powered by two USB ports or perhaps a Skylanders or Disney Infinity portal, you may have to start juggling ports." Easy answer - just buy a powered USB hub



Spooky commented on Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Adverti...:

There are fair few variations including a 'Licensed product' seal which is almost identical. I used to work for Nintendo a few years back doing technical support among other things so have seen a fair few knock-off Nintendo items in my day



Spooky commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

For me I now get all my Nintendo published games (Wii U and 3DS) as a download unless I receive them as a gift as I know I will never trade these in and Nintendo published games haven't had physical manuals for years now.

Third party stuff however I buy the disk as there is a pretty strong chance I'll sell it on at some point.

The tripling of download revenue is pretty impressive when you take into account the much smaller install base that Nintendo has nowadays and I'm pretty sure that'll continue well into the future.



Spooky commented on Nintendo Quashes Rumours Of New Hardware At E3...:

It's really quite odd that a Nintendo UK rep confirmed that nothing was coming, they are so far down the pecking list in the grand scheme of things and virtually no one at Nintendo UK would know this information as they are a very small number of individuals who basically arrange distribution, advertising and customer service for the country which are all out sourced. I still hold hope that this is all smoke and mirrors...even if it is an accessory or redesign.

Only time will tell though



Spooky commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

I had to choose MK8 in the end but this is a top quality list. As many others have said give me quality over quantity every time. I feel that this shaping up to be like a Gamecube generation all over again, where I pretty much only buy games from Nintendo and 3rd party games are for the other consoles



Spooky commented on Weirdness: There's a Game of Thrones 8-Bit Game:

I was going to bring up the colour depth too, the NES had quite a resticted pallet. Personally I would say it looks closer to a master system game. I wonder how long before it gets pulled off by HBO?



Spooky commented on Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchas...:

Technically they already have an account based system for all consoles. It's just the case that we can't transfer accounts from system to another yourself (we can for 3ds if both systems are present) if your console is damaged beyond repair Nintendo can still transfer your stuff to another console for you so I really don't understand why you all fret so much.



Spooky commented on Miyamoto Unsure Nintendo Can Make Another "Gre...:

I think that the modular nature of the existing games would lend themselves to a free to play model for a new entry in the series, downloadable characters, tracks etc. I am not a big fan of the system myself but the big N are testing the waters for this at the moment so I wouldn't be too surprised. Platinum games games would be a good git for the series I think. Quite frankly like a lot of people here i'm not that interested in innovation just an HD ultra fast F-Zero game that makes my eyes bleed and i'll be a happy gamer



Spooky commented on Nintendo And SEGA Have Yet To Reveal Another E...:

Way too much reading into all this, three titles HAVE been announced. Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games 2014 - Wii U, Sonic: Lost Worlds - 3DS and Sonic: Lost Worlds - Wii U.
However I do think that Mario Kart should be kept to pure karting with Mario characters only and maybe have an all-vehicle race game akin to Sonic Racing with characters from all over the Nintendo universe including third parties similar to the mighty Smash Bros. That'd be brilliant!



Spooky commented on Weirdness: Just How Much Cash Do You Need To B...:

@StarDust I think that someone got a bit trigger happy with a portal gun and put paintings up to hide the evidence! This would make the castle only its 'face value' size because they take you to different locations instead of it occupying a larger size internally than externally TARDIS style maybe? Would a Paper Mario one be worth less because it only occupies 2 dimensions? How did I never notice the lack of amenity's in Mario 64!?! Every princess needs to poo!



Spooky commented on Nintendo Has A Sense Of Humour About Poor 3DS ...:

@Damo It does however it also invalidates your warranty with Nintendo and that's not something I'd be willing to risk. You'd be surprised at just how many broken consoles are the result of third party equipment being used and just how few go wrong when only used with the real deal. Back to Animal crossing though i'm a little worried about just how much time I'll throw at this one. I think the least I have played any of them is around 300 hours!



Spooky commented on Satoru Iwata Taking Over CEO Role of Nintendo ...:

Now I hope a similar thing happens in Europe, they could start acting like a single entity rather than 3 separate ones. Get rid of NUK and have everything operate directly out of Germany rather than having third parties all over the place.



Spooky commented on GAME Bags European Exclusive On eShop Download...:

Perfect! now I get to spend less on the game when bought through Game then if I pay for it directly through the eShop, I get the game points, Nintendo network premium, Club Nintendo stars and the convenience of having the titles straight on the Wii U menu reducing strain on the optical drive of the to put some money aside for a dedicated external HDD



Spooky commented on The Nintendo DS Celebrates its 8th Birthday in...:

I got mine pre-launch from club nintendo with metroid prime hunters: first hunt and warioware touched demo. It had t-shirts and other goodies bundled too. I upgraded to DSlite on launch day, sad to see it traded in but was well worth it.



Spooky commented on Talking Point: Sony's PlayStation 4 Poses a Fr...:

If there is no true backwards compatibility then its a 'not buying' from me. I have a more then ample internet connection to support streaming but don't want to do this. I don't want two ugly Sony consoles sat under my telly.



Spooky commented on Talking Point: This Fan's Tragic Tale Highligh...:

I have no sympathy whatsoever, he should have contacted Nintendo directly and they would have transferred them straight to a shiny new Wii U for him under his warranty. Anyone who spends that sort of money should look into this first.



Spooky commented on Rayman Legends No Longer a Wii U Exclusive, De...:

For most other games I really wouldn't mind loosing exclusivity as a good game is still a good game regardless of the platform but this one was clearly built with the innovation that is integral to the Wii U gamepad. If the versions of this game are all the same then I don't really want those features stripped out just so it can play on the last gen consoles too. The delay is just a twist of the knife. I'm deleting the demo and cancelling my pre-order right now.

On the plus side and least my wallet will let out a small sigh of relief now



Spooky commented on The Secrets Of The Nintendo Power Line Experts...:

I used to work in the Nintendo UK customer support centre until not too long ago, it was the best job I have ever had and probably ever will. Once I was on a call helping with Ocarina of Time for 3 and a half hours!...we sent them a copy of the guide in the end. So many good times