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Sun 23rd January, 2011

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ToxieDogg commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

I can understand it not coming to 3DS if it's a larger game than the first one, but coming to the Xbox 360 and skipping the Wii U? The Wii U version of the original hardly did any worse than the Xbox 360 version, on a console with a much lower userbase....and now that there's been more Wii U sales with Mario Kart 8 and (soon) Super Smash Bros, you'd think that there's d be an even bigger market for the next one.

I'll buy this on PS3 or PS4, I hope the Xbox 360 version absolutely bombs again and teaches Capcom a lesson about kicking it's Nintendo fanbase in the teeth. (sorry if that sounds harsh)



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

@Peach64 On the one hand I agree with you, but historically top Nintendo franchises like Zelda have always had a much, much longer shelf life and lasting appeal than most third party titles so they can get away with charging higher prices, just as they were able to get away with re-releasing Ocarina Of Time for the 3DS and charging £30 for it even though (3D visuals aside) it didn't have any more new content than the free Ocarina Of Time/Master Quest disc that initially came with Zelda Wind Waker on the Gamecube, and charging full price for Zelda Wind Waker HD on Wii-U which, as good a game as it is, is still a bit lacking in value when you can (for instance) get both Ico/Shadow Of The Colossus HD on one disc on PS3 for £20, or the entire Jak & Daxter or Ratchet & Clank PS2 trilogys on one disc in HD for the price of one game.

A lot of people will still pay top dollar for Zelda games regardless, Nintendo don't need to lower the prices.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe):

Probably just Sayonara UmiharaKawase for me this week.

Interesting to see Gargoyle's Quest 2 there, decent game though I've still got my original NES cart and I've never thought it was quite as good as the Gameboy original. Hopefully it's a sign that Demon's Crest is on it's way to the Wii-U VC at some point.



ToxieDogg commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

'A port of the Wii RPG Xenoblade Chronicles is in the works which will only run on these new systems.'

Well, that's it then, I'm basically forced to buy one or miss out on games I'd like which won't run on my normal old 3DS or 3DS XL.

Bit annoying, when it's largely going to be the same as the 2 3DS's I already own asides from that. Feels like the Gameboy Color all over again to me. Just like the Gameboy Color though, I'll probably love the new 3DS XL once I've got my hands on one :)



ToxieDogg commented on Go! Go! Kokopolo Developer Explains Why It's B...:

Brilliant game, I've had it since launch and it's one of my favourite downloads. Whilst I can see why it's being pulled, the guy's comments do worry me a little for the future of gaming going all digital...

'as I reckoned by now everyone who wanted it would likely have brought it.'

I often download games from the different online services that are months, if not years old. Bit worrying that if the developer decides to just pull a game, then it's gone forever.unless it's somehow been archived somewhere.



ToxieDogg commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Diddy_kong Took the words out of my mouth....first thing I thought was that they'll probably release a 'complete' edition of Mario Kart 8 next year once all the DLC is available....they've already released New Super Luigi U and (in the US at least) are releasing the NES Remix games on disc with gamers in mind who don't like downloading stuff.

More power to them I say. This is a great way for them to make even more cash out of their popular games. Nobody bats an eyelid when Microsoft or Sony do it, Nintendo need to move with the times too.



ToxieDogg commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I admit I have dabbled with piracy in the past but nowadays I never pirate any game that I can buy commercially. However, if my only option is fighting people on Ebay for a second hand copy, then I see no harm in else would we get to play these games that haven't been available for years and are now (mostly) just sitting on the shelves of collectors and hoarders? As others have mentioned, if the games then turn up on the Virtual Console, or have remakes made for the E-Shop/PSN/XBLA, then I'll pay to download it even if I carry on playing the rom on original hardware.

@WilliaintT If you're that desperate to play Final Fantasy 7 without being a pirate, you can download it legally for quite cheap from PSN and play it on your PSP, PS3 or Vita (if you've got any of those devices).



ToxieDogg commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

votes for Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World was the first one I played through, then played Super Mario Bros/ 3 on my sister's NES. It was honestly a bit difficult going back to Super Mario World after that, it felt a bit bare bones and featureless in comparison. even though it's still a great game.

As a very close second, I'd have voted for Super Mario Galaxy....first time in literally years (since the Mario/Zelda games on N64) that a game blew away my expectations like that,



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe):

@1BrightGamer Metroid already had representation, they were selling NES Metroid for half price last week. Nothing's been done with the other games you mentioned so far though. I think there's still a bit more time to go on the current deals first (Fire Emblem, Kirby and a couple of others).



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe):

I've already got 3DS Steamworld Dig,'s excellent, but I'll hold out for a bit of a discount on the Wii U version as it's a bit of a high price to double dip at.

The Zen Pinball DLC....I'll be waiting for a bit of a discount on that too. I've got ALL the other DLC so far, but I bought it during sales.

Other than that....I'm still waiting for Game and Watch Gallery 3 on 3DS VC. Have Nintendo forgotten about it?



ToxieDogg commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@GreatPlayer Rayman Legends is shorter than Rayman Origins?!? How so? It contains nearly every stage from Origins as unlockables on top of it's own new stages and the ongoing Challenge mode. It surpasses Origins in just about every way imaginable.

As for Ubi...I support them a lot. I have ZombiU and Rayman Legends for Wii U, and plan to grab Splinter Cell soon. I also have both Rayman games and AC Liberation on Vita, I've got alll the Assassins Creed games on PS3, AC Rogue preordered and will pick up Unity when I get a PS4. But that doesn't mean I don't think their tweet was idiotic regardless of whether it was a single employees opinion or not. A company like Ubi that riddles it's games with microtransactions really can't be taking potshots at Nintendo for free DLC and expect no backlash whatsoever. I'm also not entirely satisfied with their opinion that Nintendo gamers don't want 'mature' games when you look at the relatively huge flops on Xbox/PS like (for instance) Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns (the sequel to Madworld) and more recently Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2. Does anybody take a look at the abysmal sales for those games and decide that Xbox/PS gamers no longer deserve 'mature' games? I will never understand the industry, nor people's blind defence of one company or another without the ability to see things objectively.



ToxieDogg commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Wow, all the white-knighting for Ubisoft is hilarious. As I and others have said earlier, we agree with Ubi in principle, but this is a company that has no trouble milking their customers for microtransactions...does being asked for cash every few seconds in a Rayman mobile game or expected to pay for decent weapons in Splinter Cell not 'ruin the magic'? They should be more concerned with their own practices than swiping at Nintendo. But I'm sure even more people will leap to their defence after this.



ToxieDogg commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

The original tweet is correct, a lot of people do feel they ruin the magic a little. The thing is though, it's free DLC, not mandatory to use and Ubisoft just come across as the pot calling the kettle black given the amount of needless microtransactions in some of their games. Stay classy, Ubisoft. Just because you don't want to support Nintendo much anymore, doesn't mean you gave to start putting catty comments on Twitter like EA and their cronies :p



ToxieDogg commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@electrolite77 Ah, don't give me that. Madworld? That sold 0.74m globally on Wii. What about the sequel, Anarchy Reigns that was only released on Xbox 360 and PS3? It only sold 0.32m units combined on those two systems. Zack and Wiki not selling well was unfortunate, but Capcom's had massive problems across all platforms.....DmC, despite being a reboot of a hugely popular franchise and launched on both Xbox 360 and PS3 underperformed massively, and despite Xbox 360 having a much higher userbase than Wii U, Resident Evil Revelations HD didn't sell in much higher numbers on that format. Okami (even though I LOVE that game) was a massive flop on the almighty PS2 before it even came anywhere near the Wii. Need For Speed Most Wanted and Deus Ex both launched much later than Xbox 360/PS3 versions and at a time when both of those games could be picked up on Xbox 360/PS3 for £15 or less each....I know Deus Ex was the newer 'Director's Cut' edition, but that's besides the point. Assassin's Creed 3 or 4, which are very storyline driven games, were NEVER going to sell well on Nintendo systems as (asides from a splnoff on the DS), none of the preceding games were on a Nintendo console. I'll throw Mass Effect 3 into that mix as well, which was also hampered by the fact that at the same time they launched it on Wii U, they launched a compilation of THE ENTIRE TRILOGY on other consoles for almost the same price. Now which do you think is more attractive to any gamers who've never played Mass Effect before? Call Of Duty failing on Wii U was likely a casualty of the previous gen....thanks to the Wii being underpowered, the Nintendo versions gained a reputation for being heavily watered down ports so anybody really interested in the proper 'CoD' experience will have picked up an Xbox 360 or PS3, (followed by an Xbox One or PS4) and they'll have bought CoD for those consoles because it's what all their friends play CoD on. Although anybody would have to admit that Activision damn near stealth released CoD Ghosts on Wii U last Xmas, most stores either didn't stock it, or had barely any copies.

I'm not trying to make any excuses for Nintendo gamers not buying third party games but there's a multitude of reasons for it, including some very poor decisions by the third parties themselves. There's blame on both sides.



ToxieDogg commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I think certainly all the NES titles (and possibly GBA games...we already know the 3DS can emulate GBA games fine) without exception should be cross buy. On the PSN store I can buy any PS1 Classic and be able to download it to my PS3, PSP and Vita, and play it on all of them for the one's absurd in this day and age that Nintendo expect me to pay twice to download the same game just to be able to play it on the go. The prices do need to be lower as well....over the last week, I've downloaded all 6 NES Mega Man games and Super Punch Out!, none of which I probably would've bothered with at their original prices.

The Mega Man discounts have also had another knock on effect for me (as I'd only briefly played Mega Man 4 before)....I've now gotten into the games quite a lot and will probably buy both Megaman 9 and 10 from WiiWare in the near future as well as the SNES Mega Man X VC games. See Nintendo? Sensible prices leads to even more sales.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

GBA Fire Emblem and the original Kirby's Dreamland for me (already downloaded Kirby's Dreamland 2 and 3 a while back, didn't bother with the original game at first as I've played through it multiple times nice to revisit it for slightly cheaper though). I've been enjoying these discounts :)



ToxieDogg commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Interesting comments here. I'm also interested to know how many sales of AC4 were physical copies and how many were people who took advantage of the offer to download it on PS4 for only £10 if you already had it on PS3, seeing as a lot of new PS4 owners last Xmas would have had little else to play.

I know ZombiU was a pack in deal with some Wii U Premiums at launch but AC4 was also packed in with some PS4s at a time when PS4 was in massively high demand. I wonder if Assassins Creed Unity will do quite as well? Rayman Legends didn't do very well on Xbox One, will Ubi deny Xbox One owners of 'non' mature games going forward?



ToxieDogg commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

@IceClimbers Donkey Kong 64 contains Jetpac as a minigame though, and Rare do own the rights to that....they've made a suggestion in the past that Nintendo could just remove it and replace it with another game but of course that would involve Nintendo having to put the effort into actually altering a small part of the game and it doesn't look like they can be bothered. :(

The N64 version of Diddy Kong Racing contains a couple of characters owned by Rare (namely Banjo and Conker) so it would also have to be altered (in a similar way to how the Nintendo DS port was).

As for the original Donkey Kong Country games? I'm guessing Nintendo (perhaps) don't like the fact that they contain numerous Rareware logos and are therefore advertising a competitor as Rare are now owned by Microsoft. They could easily remove these, but again that would take a bit of time and effort that they seem unwilling to do :( I still don't understand why they had them on the Wii Virtual Console for a while and then removed them without reason, as Rare were long gone by then.



ToxieDogg commented on The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer:

Just remember that every time somebody downloads this garbage because 'it's only 50c', Treefall Studios pocket some more money and are laughing all the way to the bank. It is really sad that they've made a decent amount of money from this, very undeserved....basically rewarding them for nothing whilst many much better games aren't getting anywhere near the success they deserve. Watch the complete 5 minute playthroughs on Youtube and don't support this developer.

It is indicative of why mobile games in general have exploded in popularity though, people will buy any old crap if it's less than a buck or two :/



ToxieDogg commented on XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wi...:

@Thulfram They released a patch for Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams in Europe, the gamepad sound works absolutely fine now.

I don't think it's been released in the US yet though as I've seen a lot of people complaining about it on Miiverse...apparently, they have already submitted the patch to Nintendo Of America so I don't know what the hold up is.



ToxieDogg commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

I'm also curious to know what the deal with their other game The Night Detective is? They ran a Kickstarter for it early last year that was successful (they were only asking for $750, and made a lot of wild promises that it would cater to the casual and hardcore gamer and feature boss battles etc, as in this video. The whole presentation of the game looked very amateurish at best to me.....

However it was delayed for a long time until they suddenly announced it was released last month. I've only been able to find a couple of mini player reviews but one of them seems to suggest that it feels short and unfinished

This is completely unacceptable. Eli's excuse for The Letter was that it didn't reach it's Kickstarter target, so what's his excuse for The Night Detective?



ToxieDogg commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

Meh. Eli's not released it in Europe yet. And hopefully never will. It's an interesting experiment to release something that only obviously took half a day to create onto the E-Shop for cheap to see how many suckers will be fished in, but I really don't think he deserves any more money out of this.



ToxieDogg commented on XType Plus Bug Resolved With Download Now Avai...:

Loaded it up for a quick game earlier and the patch installed :)

That quick go then turned into an hour and a half as I attacked the leaderboards...couldn't even quite scrape onto the Classic Mode one :( but I'm propping up the Plus Mode leaderboard near the bottom :p

Well worth the £2.69 it cost.



ToxieDogg commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

@Zombie_Barioth For a game that's going to be download only though, I doubt it would cost Capcom a huge amount of money to port to the Wii U from the PS3/Xbox 360 version and it'd likely make them a comparable amount of money to the Xbox One version as well...certainly I couldn't see it making a loss. As for Resident Evil doing a lot better on Xbox than I imply? Sure, the Xbox 360 sales for Resi 5 were respectable but the sales for each Resi game on PS3 dwarf those on the Xbox 360, more so with each subsequent release. And a LOT of Xbox 360 owners migrated to the PS4 last Xmas. I'll be extremely interested to see how the download figures for Resident Evil HD compare between Playstation and Xbox formats.



ToxieDogg commented on Review: Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures...:

@Anguspuss Yeah, it was definitely released in the UK...I played it a couple of times on the SNES demo pod they used to have in GAME and remember seeing it on sale, though I never picked it up back then.

Downloaded the VC version last week though, and it's still as fun as I remember. Being 50hz, particularly for games like this really doesn't harm the gameplay anywhere near as much as some fanatics would like people to believe. I don't think it was ever released in the US either, so it's either an untranslated 60hz version or a translated 50hz one.



ToxieDogg commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

I think some people are really missing the point here, in their rush to push the old tired '3rd party games don't sell well on Nintendo systems!' rhetoric.

Resident Evil Revelations on Xbox 360 has only sold 0.19m units By comparison, on the Wii U, a console with a much, much smaller userbase, it's sold 0.09m units. Not a massive difference by any means, given that a lot of the so called 'hardcore' Nintendo fans who have a Wii U will likely have already picked it up on 3DS and didn't want to double dip.

There are quite a few more Wii U owners around now than there were this time last year, so how does it make much financial sense for Capcom to release the RE: Remake port on the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One) but not the Wii U? I can understand primarily supporting the PS3 and PS4 as Playstation formats have always been where the bulk of sales are for Resi games, but this just seems like madness. Especially given that the franchise is quite popular in Japan (BioHazard), and the Wii U is selling decently over there (even outselling PS4 at the moment) and the Xbox One will likely bomb.

Heck, the Xbox One is still lagging behind the Wii U in worldwide sales as it is, people outside the US just aren't that interested in it.

Let's not forget that Resi 6 sold over a million less on Xbox 360 than PS3 as well.



ToxieDogg commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

@electrolite77 There's not a great deal of interest that isn't also being released on the PS3/Xbox 360 though. In terms of console exclusives or games which actually require the newer consoles, it's pretty slim pickings for them both. My 2 most anticipated games on those formats (Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3) have already been delayed until next year :(



ToxieDogg commented on James Pond: Robocod Reboot No Longer Coming To...:

@gage_wolf I agree 100%, it was never a great game to begin with and was massively overrated by those who didn't have access to a Nintendo machine or couldn't afford one, and even after seeing a release on the Mega Drive (think there was a later SNES port as well but it had zero impact) it was very quickly forgotten about once Sonic rose in popularity. Most people don't even remember James Pond 3: Operation Starfish. All they'll get from this is a few nostalgic sales from old Amiga owners, everybody else will play something better.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):

Raby Laby 3 and maybe Unepic for me as I already have Abyss.

Might grab a couple of the VC titles whilst they're cheap too...surprised Donkey Kong 3 hasn't been included in the recent discounts though.



ToxieDogg commented on Shin'en Multimedia to Finally Show Off Fast Ra...:

Day one download for me. I loved FAST Racing on WiiWare and if this is even half as good, it'll greatly help to fill the F-Zero sized hole that the Wii U software library has (not counting the SNES Virtual Console version :p )



ToxieDogg commented on XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Onl...:

I downloaded it before it was taken off the shop, and it works fine without the online's quite a fun game and well worth the cheap price. Hopefully it'll be patched soon, or another version will be made available to download.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (North America):

On the one hand I'm jealous we haven't got Steel Empire 3DS in Europe yet but on the other, I'm not prepared to shell out 30 bucks for it anyway when you can get the likes of Gate Of Thunder on Wii VC for under £7. We did get Pop N Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventures on our VC today at least and I'm happy with that for now :)



ToxieDogg commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

I've already preordered a DK one...arcade Donkey Kong was the first Nintendo game I ever played and represents everything I love about gaming. The others? Pretty sure I'll pick up most/all of them at some point. :p



ToxieDogg commented on Review: Ubongo (WiiWare):

It's being removed from the EU Wii E-Shop in 2 days, just in case anybody's interested. Can't see there being a rush of people to download it somehow :p



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

I definitely get Rainbow Bell Adventures, used to really enjoy playing that and I like the Twiinbee series as a whole anyway. May also get X Type Plus as it looks interesting and it's dirt cheap..

I'll avoid Midtown Crazy Race like the plague though, the preview video alone was enough to put me off. The Wii U really doesn't need crap like this and The Letter, and whilst I applaud Nintendo for being more welcoming to indies nowadays, these guys really should be taking into consideration that the console gamer market is a hell of a lot different to the mobile gamer market when they put a game on the Wii U E Shop.



ToxieDogg commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

Mario Kart 8 may be the people's choice, but each summer I always go back to Wave Race 64 and Wave Race Blue Storm. :)

At the moment I'm hammering Xenoblade Chronicles so I can get it finished before the usual Xmas rush of games on all formats and a launch date for Xenoblade Chronicles X is announced.



ToxieDogg commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

@brewsky There's really no need for you to 'white knight' for Nintendo, lol. They won't thank you for it, or even care.

I already had physical copies of all the games on offer in the promotion asides from Wii U Party which I'm really not bothered about, so I let my young 9 year old nephew (who also has a Wii U and Mario Kart 8) pick a game he wanted and donated my free code to him.

Do you think that Nintendo should delete all of his downloads just because technically we 'cheated' the system and he got more than one free download game for his console? Grow up.

I'm pretty sure Nintendo already realised the implications of this promotion when they launched it, otherwise they would've had some kind of system in place to associate each specific download code only with the Club Nintendo account that registered each specific copy of Mario Kart 8.