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I am amazing (and egotistical)

New Zealand

Sun 20th January, 2008

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TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

given i live in the black hole of the gaming world, New Zealand, this would be great. I want an nhl game on my post gamecube console(europe only in pal). I still havent registered my nid on my 3DS as it will either lock me out of getting certain games or lock me out of geolocked content.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on FIFA 15:

' the emotion and intensity of the world’s greatest sport'
I have never come across an intense football game. yawn

(sorry football fans for dissing your boring sport)



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on FIFA 15:

I hate that fifa is the measuring stick in which ea judges success on nintendo hardware. I want nhl games, but it wont happen (even the wii ones didn't make it to nz) unless fifa does extremely well.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Guide: Using Nintendo Network ID On Your 3DS:

EPIC FAIL NINTENDO. Now I have to decide whether I will pay more for small games and forgo using nintendo video on the off chance that some games will be only on the european eshop (and not the NZ)..

Does anyone know if you can unlink a nintendoID once you have linked it to a 3ds? Then I could link and unlink to change region.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Is Australia's Fi...:

that is a very good step forward. We have the rating in New Zealand but are under Nintendo of Australia's umbrella :(. Hopefully the future is getting r18 games from NoAu rather than NoE (as the club Nintendo codes for Europe don't work (sort this out Nintendo))



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

possibly finishing off wario 2.
I have been replaying metroid prime again, which is my favourite of the prime series (that and zeldas are the most replayed games in my collection). But I am not back home until Sunday night, but I might sneak some in then.

I really want my launch WiiU so I can play that on the weekend. Maybe I should start a charity: the "help The Amazing Raccoon pay off his wiiU relief fund.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Nintendo Download: 10th January 2013 (Europe):

Unfortunately I still haven't paid off my WiiU (it pains me to think of a launch WiiU sitting in the back of a store.
That, and a bunch of other stuff stand between me and downloading games :(

Is the reduced price of Fractured Soul temporary?



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Talking Point: The Emergence of Download-Only ...:

YAY! Citizens rejoice!
I'm back.
My biggest concern for my purchases when my 3DS is that Nintendo wont give me back the digital purchases from other regions other than NZ.
The advantage to physical copies is that you can find real gems in the bargain bin.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Ex-Rare Staffer Explains How He Created A Prof...:

CBFD is my favourite N64 game. It was the perfect storm of insane ideas that made for such a great game. It was my first online purchase. The multiplayer was awesome too. I remember me and my friend playing the beach against the bots (both as squirrels and tediz) for so long we were able to beat it on the max setting. The tediz on the sniper rifle could shoot you in the air at that level so you had to run between shots.

It was a shame it created a craze of platformers with guns that didn't even come close to its awesomeness. Without that crude English humour, movie references and great mighty poo, there is no game that will be anywhere near it.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Feature: Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights:

Changed my halloween avatar to reflect the whole Nintendodeath thing.

What about the old section of Oublie cathedral. Bonethiefs are so creepy, made worse by the fact that you take a huge sanity hit when they burst out.

Totally agree with the zelda ones; Anywhere where ReDead are is all the more creepy; that scream sends shivers down my spine.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Paper Mario, Fire Emblem and Rayman Legends Ge...:

Sticker star looks like if paper mario and wario ware had a baby. The goat.....awesome.

I can not wait for fire emblem; each trailer is torture to me. I want it now, it looks so perdy.

The thing I am looking forward to the most in rayman legends is not the 5 player; it's the musical stages. They are really cool.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Quirky Wii Memories:

don't just start marching; start muscle marching! Brilliant trailer.

One of the quirkiest moments was when my friend's kid hit the coffee table so hard bowling with wii sports that it took a chunk out of the wiimote. Good old spacial retardedness.



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Nintendo Reveals Its Version of iTunes For 3DS:

doesnt matter if they find a partner for europe because it wont be tranferable to NZ. Even if they get a partner in Australia it still probably wont be useable in NZ even though we come under NoAu. Why does Nintendo hate supplying NZ with services? [End rant]



TheAmazingRaccoon commented on Feature: Looking Back at Six Years of Wii:

I have spent more on games for the wii than possibly all my other systems of the past combined. I have bought more retail games for the wii that any other system (It is possible however that I have more games for my N64; I am talking about for the actual console not VC on the wii. I am not going to count them up for the purposes of this post though) and when you add VC and wiiware purchase the total is mind boggling. The wii also gave me the chance to play SNES games. The SNES is the only nintendo generation I missed; my parents got me a NES but failed to buy me a SNES when the next generation came out. Shame on them. Then the 64 was the first home console I purchased with my own money (the first console I bought was the GB) so I completely missed the SNES. So for that alone I love the wii.