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Sat 21st September, 2013

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Squashy commented on Events: If You're Attending Hyper Japan 2014, ...:

@antdickens @ThomasBW84 Hope you had fun and got a good amount of time on the games!

If one of you happen to see this, could you tell me whether they have air conditioning there? I'm hoping to go to the event either tomorrow or Sunday but I'm in the odd predicament where my parents will only take me if there's air con! (Yeah it's really that critical to them haha)

Thanks very much!



Squashy commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:

@Damo Oh I see, I know about them being famously secretive, but I didn't realise that photos of them are that scarce! Speaking of Free Radical, do you know if any of the Free Radical guys are still there at Crytek UK out of interest?



Squashy commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:

@b_willers It's 02 under the logo so that picture must have been taken when Rare were bought by Microsoft in 2002.

@ecco6t9 Wouldn't it be great if all the old Rare talent now joins this company and they team up with Nintendo to buy back Rare, therefore kicking all the Microsoft riff raff out of the Rare headquarters and moving back in to make brilliant games again and live happily ever after! Ahh, a wonderful thing that would be, just like a gaming fairytale hehe.



Squashy commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:

@midnafanboy Don't worry, be pleased cos you've just learned about the importance of one of the most legendary development studios ever, I seriously recommend you read about their story and general brilliantness! You can stop when you get to the Microsoft part though, that's when it gets sad, basically Microsoft forcibly bought Rare and destroyed them, but while they were with Nintendo they were wonderful so check them out. :)

@ThomasBW84 Are there any pictures of the Stamper Bros during the Nintendo era you could use in the article instead? Seeing them next to the Xbox logo brings back bad memories and makes me cry inside :P



Squashy commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:

Wow exciting news, great to see that his son (presumably) is taking after his Dad, it's just a shame that they're making games for pooey mobile phones instead of real consoles. Although hopefully it's just a temporary thing to get going and then they'll make games for consoles.



Squashy commented on Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community ...:

@randomous No need to apologise, your skills were a lot of fun to try and compete with! Thanks for the info, I could see my pipe frame and normal wheels were a lot slower than your setup (racing drivers excuses haha) but I love the original style karts so I always choose them! :)



Squashy commented on Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical...:

Wow that last guy was a misery! In case you haven't noticed, you're a shareholder of a games company, of course everybody's gonna talk about games!! As for what he said about Iwata, if only he had been there to bust out his Super Smash Bros moves from E3 on him!



Squashy commented on GAME's One Day Mario Kart 8 Deal, for £29.99,...:

@ULTRA-64 Gosh that's a shocking story, so the GAME staff actually told a potential customer that the Wii U had been discontinued!? GAME's treatment of Nintendo is despicable, it's like they're trying to sabotage the Wii U, what did Nintendo ever do to them?



Squashy commented on The Unreleased Super Mario 64 DD Edition Appea...:

@Pinemeowth This is a rather exciting find for that guy, what a cool thing to own!

@Zombie_Barioth and @FragRed I've never heard of the PS2 being difficult to develop for, for some reason I was always under the impression that it's easy but I know the PS3 is complicated to work with.

Anyway something I do know is that N64 DD disks are 64MB, and N64 cartridges come in several sizes. For example Super Mario 64 is a 64Mbit (8MB) cartridge, quite a lot of games are 128Mbit, and then the big size cartridge is 256Mbit (so 32MB). Ocarina Of Time was the first 256Mbit game, making it the biggest ever cart at the time of release and 4 times the size of Super Mario 64!

Later on in the N64's life however, the cost of making cartridges came down enough for a whopping (for a cartridge at the time) 512Mbit (64MB) to be possible, and that's what Resident Evil 2 and Conker's Bad Fur Day are. It did mean of course that the memory advantage offered by DD disks no longer mattered because a cart the same size as the disks was now possible.



Squashy commented on The Nintendo 64 is Now 18 Years Old in Japan:

Happy Birthday to one of the best consoles ever!!! My Nintendo 64 was the first console I ever had bought brand new for me, I love it to bits! The N64 really is a golden era for me :)

@FragRed What a bargain!

@GuSolarFlare Nice I wish I still had the TV my N64 was first set up on.

@dinosauryoshi My Dad and I have had the best of times playing Mario Kart 64 too!

@FalconPunch You have to get one you owe it to yourself as a Nintendo fan!



Squashy commented on Handle Stand Adds Steering Wheelosity to Your ...:

@DarthPraxis That's a cracking bit of kit as Jason Plato (English racing driver) would say! Maybe you could sell your design to Sega or Namco for their arcade machines haha, I also love the carbon fibre effect on the steering column, nice touch!

@Blue-Thunder Legend has it that the clip on the Classic Controller is for a Rumble Pak that was going to be released for it, which sadly never came to be...



Squashy commented on Reminder: Nintendo's Wi-Fi Service on Wii and ...:

@Grumblevolcano #116 Nice! I was still playing Mario Kart an hour after the shut down, but stupidly I thought the fact it was still working meant that it hadn't been shut off yet so I quit the game to switch to Smash Bros and then of course I was stuffed! So were there still lots of people playing when you got disconnected just now?



Squashy commented on Reminder: Nintendo's Wi-Fi Service on Wii and ...:

@Bulbousaur and @Blue-Thunder I just had the idea to go on Nintendo's Japanese website to see if that had the exact details and great news, it does! Even better news though it that the Wi-Fi doesn't go off until on the 20th itself so we still have tomorrow to play! :)

We don't have all of tomorrow though, it states that it goes off at 23:00 which converted to England time is 3PM so bear that in mind.

Here's the link to the page:

You'll need Google Translate to make any sense of it of course unless you can read Japanese!



Squashy commented on Wii Fit U Update 1.2.0 Trims And Slims for a B...:

@bagszi O right I see, I stupidly just assumed that you were from England as well, apologies if I came across a bit rude. That sounds like a bizarre situation for Hungarian Nintendo players, so if you go into a games shop in Hungary, are all the Nintendo consoles and games UK versions?



Squashy commented on Wii Fit U Update 1.2.0 Trims And Slims for a B...:

@bagszi Why do you want to do that? Stones and pounds are where it's at! It always gets on my nerves when we have to have kph in racing games instead of mph because of the rest of Europe. Darn foreigners trying to force their metric system on us lol.



Squashy commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@JohnRedcorn Wow you argue your point very well haha. Although it's basically certain that this would never have sold like hot cakes, by showing lots of support for a beautifully ported game it would have been great advertising for the Wii U and it would have shown third parties that they'll be helped if they're willing to make the effort



Squashy commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

I agree with you @Damo, it's a real shame that Nintendo didn't give them some support and special treatment with this game seeing as it stands out from the other multiplatform games on the Wii U as having had proper effort poured into it to make sure it got the best out of the system, and therefore shows off its superior graphical abilities and unique features compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

By giving Criterion the star treatment, it would have been a message to all third parties that if you give the Wii U the love it deserves, we'll make it worth doing!



Squashy commented on UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong...:

Ooo I would love to go to this, perhaps I can convince my Parents that we should go on a family outing to Portsmouth!

@Nintenjoe64 Did you ever go in the other Portsmouth branch of GAME that was in the Cascades centre? It closed a few years ago and it's now become a shop called 'lol'. I'm not making that up it really is called lol haha!



Squashy commented on Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challen...:

I love that picture of Diddy and Donkey together, cute!

@Bulbousaur If tragedy did befall us and Yoshi wasn't in it, seeing you do that would cheer me up a lot! Like @BAGBOY I think he'll be announced when Yoshi's New Island comes out, but you've just made me think how brilliant it would be if wollen Yoshi was a costume change for him!

@ChuJelly It's always been a Smash Bros tradition to make the characters look a bit different to how they look in their own games, like how Mario's dungarees have a denim look to them



Squashy commented on SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures ...:

@vnminh1999 Break a Motionplus do you mean? I wouldn't worry, Wii Remotes and Motionpluses have always seemed pretty robust to me and besides, you can just keep the jacket on. I always use the jacket because I really like the texture of them!

@unrandomsam Yeah that's a nice idea the 3DS would work very well with the Gamepad, in fact you could have a game that uses up to four 3DS's (like Pac-Man VS did with GBA's as you said) and the Gamepad. Imagine The Legend Of Zelda Five Swords Adventures! :P



Squashy commented on Weirdness: The VideoTendo 2000 is a VHS Tape C...:

@Frapp It sounds like he was a fun person to know, I love Jaaaags!

I wish I could have seen video shops in the 80's, I would probably spend hours in one. I've always wanted to see a Laserdisc in action too, they look very fancy, it's like a shiny record! Is it Video 2000 where the tapes have a B Side like an audio tape? That's such a cool design, it's a great shame it wasn't more successful.