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Male, 34, United Kingdom

Mon 25th Feb 2013

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Tender_Cutlet commented on GAME Delays Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in...:

They are a nightmare. In the past three preorders I've had with them, I was charged 5 times for Mario Maker, my Maiden of Blackwater didn't arrive on launch day and my Xenoblade order cost me £45 rather than £40. i will not be preordering from them again, if only to avoid the unwelcome requirement to contact their customer services after each screwed up order.



Tender_Cutlet commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart P...:

@BluStreak which in turn would have made a killer Christmas 2015 for Nintendo. Something complete had to take on the burden...but there is still hope, recall Capcom released Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate to add JRPG to the early Wii U library - a 1080p polished version of Xenoblade could be likely at launch.



Tender_Cutlet commented on You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu:

Steiff have been making bears since 1880. The are considered the best in the business and their teddies are easily some of the most highly coveted collectables on the planet. Vintage Steiff bears often go at auction for thousands of pounds - and rare ones for tens of thousands! They each have the Steiff marque on their ear and with a bit of foresight this could be the smartest $360 any of you numpties whom baulk at the price could invest in a genuine collectable.



Tender_Cutlet commented on Black Friday Sales Bring Little Joy for Ninten...:

Wii Us were available in the US at Target for $249.99 and in UK at Argos for £249.99. I'm no economist but i'm pretty sure that's not the exchange rate...Target's offer topsold and unsurprisingly Argos' didn't chart.

Incidentally an Xbox One with Fifa 16 at Argos was £279.99. What happened to marketing Nintendo as a budget alternative to the global leaders? Why are Nintendo UK not making a bigger effort with the price point? If they don't start shifting units this Christmas, yes at a loss but nevertheless for a three figure sum, they are going to be sitting on millions of units this time next year that they cannot give away in the wake of NX. Surely increasing the install base for the final year would also improve the likelyhood of third parties porting to WiiU in 2016 and helping fill the desparately sparse release schedule? I cannot see the logic in not just cutting their losses and shifting the stock now for £150 rather than being left with another Virtual Boy scenario - a warehouse full of consoles they can't shift for a song.



Tender_Cutlet commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

Physical media all the way. Gamers should have the option to try pay what they think a game is worth rather than what in this case Nintendo think they're worth. I'm looking squarely at three year old Wii U trading hands for £10 on discs and still £49.99 on eshop. Whose valuation is closer to the mark?

Then there's the collectable and resale arguments. No contest.



Tender_Cutlet commented on Feature: Our Nintendo Gaming Plans for Hallowe...:

Halloween schedule started at the beginning of the month in my household. We have played through the Resident Evil series on Gamecube from Zero to Nemesis so far. Still planning to do Code Veronica, 4 and maybe a bit of Revelations or Project Zero 2 before Maiden of Blackwater appears On Friday! Good times.



Tender_Cutlet commented on It's Official, Hideo Kojima Has Parted Ways Wi...:

There's no way Kojima would go to work for Nintendo - at his career stage, he doesn't need to. He'll start his own studio and sell his work to the highest bidder -which will be Sony or Microsoft - and receive silly funding offers for exclusivity.

As mentioned by some, Nintendo do not have the development budgets to entice him.

Nor (currently) the user base required to profit from production of a $50m+ cinematic opus - (They would end up with their very own Shenmue scenario).

Nor (currently) the tech necessary to host a product of Kojima's ambition.

It would take a king's ransom and the pitch of NX's life to even turn Kojima's head - but then...

His work would be locked into Nintendo exclusivity with no guarantees yet that NX will turn around the company's fortunes and become a dominant market player like Wii. Halfway through the NX's lifecycle, rival consoles will release with improved, market leading specs forcing him to work with inferior tech. His games would never reach the hundreds of millions who don't buy into Nintendo but revere his work. All this for a guaranteed paycheque he doesn't need?



Tender_Cutlet commented on GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mar...:

What to do about wanting that Project Zero limited edition? Short of the official site finding more than the 20 copies they allocated themselves before selling out of preorders I don't want to have to go through this again for a GAME exclusive disc release...Nintendo why do you deal with these cowboys?



Tender_Cutlet commented on GAME Promises Quick Refunds After Charging Cus...:

...5 times...I can tolerate the premium prices, the limited support for minor releases, the stench of BO and the appalling product knowledge, but through all my experiences shopping at GAME, this takes the biscuit. If i'm down £200 when i reach my bank tomorrow morning, with my MOT booked 9am, I am going to blow a gasket...



Tender_Cutlet commented on This Mario Kart XXL Game Boy Advance Prototype...:

Given that the Double Dash title screen immediately dates it as post 2003 - (2 years after the release of Super Circuit) and Nintendo have never made two MK games for the same system...

Why would a game supposedly being designed by Nintendo in house for the GBA (or perhaps the future DS) be encased in a Game Boy Color cartridge?



Tender_Cutlet commented on It All Gets Crazy in This Devil's Third Launch...:

Trailer looks great. Glad development of this could settle on WiiU and not forever be caught up in pursuit of perfect Next Gen graphics on xbone. All i need is confirmation on framerates, decent reviews (70%+) and the preorder price on amazon to drop from £39.95 to £30.00 in customary fashion in the last week before launch and this is a day one purchase!



Tender_Cutlet commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

I'd like to see Shibata become CEO. He had youth on his side, experience of regional responsibility, reporting directly to Iwata, while most crucially at a time when Nintendo needs to shake off it's heavily Japanese image and become more international in order to compete, Shibata speaks fluent Engrish and Gelman!



Tender_Cutlet commented on Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its ...:

@Dr_Corndog yeah, know what you mean about Sonic cameo, the tie in with Sega was pretty flawed from the arcade plot. It was almost as out of place as Ralph's cameo in Sonic Transformed. (Surely Vanelope would have been the obvious glitchy guest driver!!?) Still, if they can rewrite the backstory to give Ralph a fictional retro game on Megadrive then that would tie things in nicely for a console plot...



Tender_Cutlet commented on Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its ...:

If a character has never been in an arcade game they really shouldn't be in this movie. From Nintendo's roster that rules out most of their home console heavyweights including Link and Samus. But Mario, DK and even Captain Falcon (Fzero AX) should be eligible.



Tender_Cutlet commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Releases Statement on the Pas...:

holy mackrel!! Just heard the news 5 mins ago!! Shell shocked! 😱😱😱 knew he had Heath issues sudden!

Although I have always been a detractor to his leadership of Nintendo, today I tip my cap in remembrance of a man who gave his everything for the company we all care so dearly for. RIP Satoru



Tender_Cutlet commented on Nintendo Board Members Retain Roles After AGM ...:

@Will-75 Hi! I'm glad you picked up on my Zelda jibe - if honest, it was said tongue-firmly in cheek and with bright neon trolling hook...I actually own all those games you mention - and I'm afraid recalling any of them doesn't incline me to retract my statement! (Ok, ALBW was decent but it would be pretty impressive to make a mess of a clone of (IMO) the greatest game in the series.)
@Will-75 I for one don't claim to know anything Nintendo's business that isn't already public knowledge.
@Gunnerholic Well said



Tender_Cutlet commented on Nintendo Board Members Retain Roles After AGM ...:

Iwata out. The man has sterilised all character from the Nintendo brand and failed to earn the company any credibility within the wider established gaming community during his decade in charge. I barely recognise the company that once gave us the zapper, mode-7 and a decent Zelda game.



Tender_Cutlet commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Nintendo need to get the Wii U retail price beneath $200. They have the bank balance to cover their loses and should at least be looking to damage limitation on their remaining units still on the market. Get the system out there and into people's homes as an affordable alternative to Sony/Xbox and they might be able to shift some more software units to boot.