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ToxieDogg

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#1

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Granted MGSV isn't coming out on Wii U, but I'm aiming it more at the multiformat sites, Nintendolife's review isn't the worst one I've seen.

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#2

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

I'm enjoying it quite a lot so far. Best game ever? No. But a solid 7.5 or 8/10 for me. I've seen a couple of (very) minor framerate issues when there's a ton of explosions on screen (such as an airstrike) and that's it. Controls are absolutely fine, I'm not understanding reviewers complaining about the camera or aiming at all. The visuals, whilst old fashioned at times, are still definitely a cut above PS2 games and actually look extremely impressive in some instances.

It's got elements of Gears Of War, but mostly reminds me of a cross between Ninja Gaiden and Max Payne. I really hope gamers in general listen to word of mouth from other gamers more than they do 'reviewers' this weekend. As I've said, I'm pretty sure it's partly a political backlash towards Itagaki acting like an idiot on social media, or the need to make a game look worse than it is so that they can then get away with claiming Metal Gear Solid 5 is the best game ever next week

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#3

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Just done the first section myself, and honestly? Seems like an extremely fun action game so far. Camera controls are really good, and I'm not experiencing any major issues gameplay wise, or with the graphics.

I don't know why there's been a massive smear campaign against this game (is it some kind of political agenda because of the violence, or because of Itagaki's (admittedly poor) attitude towards people pointing out faults with the game or what?) and it's pretty sad that a lot of people who would have given it a go are going to be put off because of it.

GameCentral Metro awarded it 2/10 and that's pretty absurd,

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#6

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe):

A physical copy of Devils Third with the Ivan TShirt for me, and I've already paid for a Senran Kagura 2 Happy Boobs set (should get it Thursday, I've had an update about it). I am really interested in QUBE too, but as I'm also likely to pick up the Gears Of War remaster on XB1, this is already an expensive enough week for me.

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#7

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

I don't see why people who defend region locking always turn it into a Japanese language/localisation issue.

Localisation will always be required for certain games. Even with region free systems, most gamers in the west simply don't speak or understand Japanese. My issue (and most other people's) with region locking is that it often prevents English speaking countries from getting the same games. Let's look at examples. Why weren't Excitebots or the Kirby Dream Collection released over here in England on the Wii? It's ridiculous that an entire country has to miss out on games because Nintendo can't be bothered to localise it into French, German, and Spanish, right? And why didn't America get Disaster: Day Of Crisis (still one of my favourite Wii games) or Another Code R amongst others? In fact, America very nearly didn't get Xenoblade Chronicles thanks to region locking, even though it had been fully localised into English.

Think about that one the next time you defend this outdated, draconian policy.

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#8

ToxieDogg commented on Mario Memories: Playing Super Mario Bros. 3 In...:

I'm from the UK but my love of Nintendo stems from much earlier than SMB3...whenever we had a family day out I was always fascinated by arcade machines, and 2 of my favourites were Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. I used to play every DK clone on the ZX Spectrum I could get my hands on and even had the old MB board game. So when the NES launched here, that became my console of choice over anything Sega offered. Yes, I was that 'one' kid in the street playing Nintendo stuff. My old NES still also works, those things are built to last. I've even recently successfully disabled it's lockout chip so I could play a few US only releases...TMNT 3: The Manhatten Project is such an awesome scrolling brawler

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#10

ToxieDogg commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

One thing I will say now I've gotten my hands on this compilation...until they patch the controls, Jet Force Gemini is near unplayable on the Rare Replay compilation, for me at least. They've remapped the C-buttons to the right analogue stick, so when you go into 'aim' mode, you aim with the left stick and move with the right stick. It feels alien and counter intuitive to just about every other dual analogue shooter ever made where you move with the left stick and aim with the right stick.

It would have worked much better if you could have replicated the original N64 controls and remapped the C-buttons to ABXY, but unfortunately there's no option for that. It feels so horrible to control on Xbox One that I'm doubting it was even playtested. Apparently there's a patch due out for it soon, that's how bad it is.

The other games all seem fine so far though.

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#12

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (Europe):

@SetupDisk I really didn't enjoy Journey at all. One of the most overrated games I've ever played. Felt pointless and barren for the most part, I had no real idea what I was meant to be doing and because of the random encounters with other players and extremely limited communication it allows, I felt no inclination to interact with anybody else.

I'm glad other people enjoyed it but it really wasn't for me.

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#13

ToxieDogg commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto ...:

Happy Boobs box preordered. Bring on the hate from SJWs

I actually really enjoyed the first game, regardless of the nature of the content it's just an extremely fun slice of Japanese madness.

As a big fan of Onechanbara, I've also got the latest PS4 game preordered too.

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#14

ToxieDogg commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@arnoldlayne83 I watched the Youtube video you linked to, and whilst it makes some very interesting (and valid) points, it's still full of flawed logic. The guy presenting it says that Resident Evil sales have 'remained stable' since the series became more action orientated. Really? Take a look at the bar chart that flashes up on screen as he says that (and also what we already know)....Resident Evil 6 sold barely half of what Resi 5 sold, and is the lowest selling Resi game since Resi 3 (which is what caused them to shake the series up in the first place). And then the presenter laments the fact that Final Fantasy 13 sold more than Final Fantasy 3 & 6 combined....which is hardly surprising, given that there are a lot more gamers around the world than there were back then, and also up until Final Fantasy 7 the games weren't being released outside of Japan and the US.

Looking at gaming trends isn't always as simple as just comparing sales figures.

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#15

ToxieDogg commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand on Miiverse and Its P...:

Used to really like Miiverse, but getting my posts falsly flagged for spoilers a few times and the moderators suddenly issuing me with spoiler warnings without any proper explanation as to what I'd done wrong really soured my enjoyment of it. Just can't be bothered posting on there at all now for fear of false flagging. For instance, somebody was asking if it was worth buying Mighty Switch Force HD as they had it on 3DS already. I replied that it had extra stages. Got flagged as a spoiler, and I was issued with a warning.

Meanwhile, immature kids keep using the stamps in Super Mario 3D world to create unfunny Mario themed 'fart' jokes, and a lot of the communities are full of posts blatantly telling people exactly where all cool secret stuff is, or how to find it, and the moderators do absolutely nothing about them. Extremely annoying if you forget to change your Miiverse settings and the childish jokes/spoiler posts appear all over the loading screens in the middle of your games.

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#16

ToxieDogg commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

This reminds me a little of the time that Edge Magazine wrote a negative review about Sonic Lost World, with the reviewer complaining for the most part that there was only one button to jump and a lot of the time Sonic's homing attack didn't work properly. The reviewer awarded the game 4/10.

Or in other words, the reviewer hadn't realised that there were 2 jump buttons...one to just do normal double jumps and the other specifically to do homing attacks. I've played through Sonic Lost World myself, and whilst the game has other issues, problems with the jumping and homing attack mechanics not working properly wasn't one of them....they were absolutely fine for me.

I'm still prepared to give Devil's Third a chance. Itagaki sounds a bit like a petulant child here. But so does Damo.

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#17

ToxieDogg commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controll...:

Whilst I don't dislike the Gamepad, for me I don't think it's ergonomic enough for long play sessions. After an hour or so playing Splatoon, both of my hands hurt like hell (and I've got fairly large hands), whereas I can manage playing games quite a lot longer using the Pro Controller if I've got time. The Gamepad just isn't a nice shape to hold for too long....too blocky. The original model of the 3DS really hurt my hands as well, and it reminds me a lot of that.

Great for everybody who has no problems with it, but I'd much rather use the Pro Controller wherever the option is available.

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#18

ToxieDogg commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

I'm not disagreeing with Nintendolife's impression of Devil's Third (even though I'm still picking it up), but all this is part of the reason why most third parties have ditched Nintendo.

Is Devil's Third really much worse than most third party games that have released on the Xbox 360 or PS3 over the last few years?

The big problem here is that the moment a third party develop a game for a Nintendo system that's deemed to be 'not Nintendo quality' (and let's face it, very few third party games are), then pretty much every reviewer slates it, Nintendo themselves even refuse to promote or highlight it much and it goes on to sell poorly, alienating more third parties and reinforcing the old mantra that only Nintendo games sell on Nintendo consoles.

If Devils Third had been developed for Xbox or Playstation, you can bet that it would be getting hyped and people would be excited for it, regardless of whether it was a bit 'janky'.

Now, I'm not saying we as Nintendo fans should drop our standards....far from it. But there is a place and a market for games like this and we should be accepting them more, rather than tearing them to shreds before they've even been released, or we've even had a few reviews at least to compare, and then wondering why hardly anybody is making games for Nintendo consoles anymore.

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#19

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@Windy Wait....what?!? You got a ban? You didn't do anything wrong! Crazy.

At least the negative comments and trolling have now ended. As for me, I'm still feeling a sense of stunned disbelief at what's happened. A guy on Youtube posted a clip of Iwata playing his own game Balloon Fight on Game Center CX and he just just seems like such a likeable down to earth and humble guy...you could easily forget you were talking to the President of a huge multinational corporation and hang out with him and have fun. There will definitely never be anybody else quite like him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qdRzxmgYWo

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#20

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@Windy It's hard not to feel emotional on a day like today, I wouldn't beat yourself up too much over it. To a lot of us, and I'm sure you as well, Iwata wasn't just the boss of Nintendo. Even before that, I remember seeing his name often coming up on the credits of games that I played and it was cool to finally be able to put a face to that name when he took over from Yamauchi in 2002. And since then, he's been a really cool, hands on guy....always heavily involved with any new thing Nintendo developed and always putting himself in the firing line (for better or worse) in terms of company publicity and marketing.

We might not have known the guy personally but he always felt like 'one of us' gamers in a way that, even though I also have a lot of respect for guys like Phil Spencer at Microsoft....they just don't.

It's an extremely sad loss for anybody who's had any real love for Nintendo games over the last 20 years, and as for any of the trolls and idiots who are posting negative comments anywhere on the internet today....well, you can pretty much count them on one hand. That's a true testament to how well Iwata will be remembered.

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#21

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Nearly 24 hours worth of consistent trolling and baiting comments on a tribute thread from the same person. Wow, that's sad. Best for everybody to just act like this child no longer exists and stop feeding his ego.

I just hope that moving forward, Nintendo doesn't lose the sense of fun and creativity Iwata bought to the company. He obviously had a real passion for the brand, and games and hardlware that are pure fun that anybody can pick up and play, and kept this focus the entire time he was in charge. He stuck to Nintendo's core principles even in the face of tough and evolving competition from Sony and Microsoft and that's something to be admired. He's been an inspiration to millions of fans around the world, and whatever Nintendo do next I hope that they keep some of Iwata's spirit alive.

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#22

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

It's a cool story indeed. Look at the amount of cash that the DS, DS Lite, DSi, Wii, 3DS and Amiibo have generated for Nintendo, all under Iwata's leadership. Most other companies would kill people for that kind of revenue. The only misfire on his record is the Wii U.

But yeah, according to you he wasn't up to running Nintendo. Whatever.

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#23

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Iwata was at the helm for the launches of the DS, Wii and 3DS.....if that means he 'almost destroyed Nintendo' then you clearly don't understand how business works.

I feel sorry for you more than anything. Here you are on a Iwata tribute thread, checking back in regularly and making more comments than many other people here. Obviously Iwata's death has affected or upset you quite a lot to make you care so much.

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#24

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@Mona-Reggie There isn't a need to talk like that. A lot of people might have wanted him to be fired, but nobody at all wished this to happen to him.

As a long time gamer and near-lifelong Nintendo fan, I'll hugely miss Iwata. He was a fantastic, creative talent, and I'll always appreciate his work on a number of classic games like Kirby and Earthbound, as well as being at the helm for the launches of the DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U.

My mother died of similar complications a few years ago (at 63 years old) and it still sticks with me how ill she was during the last couple of months...55 is certainly way too young to go and I can only hope that Iwata's passing was a little less uncomfortable for him.

RIP Iwata-San, and thanks for all the memories. Huge condolences to his family and friends too.

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#25

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe):

Already have Kirby Mouse Attack on DS (ridiculous name, BTW...they should have gone with Squeak Squad like the US) and Kirby 64 on Wii VC...might upgrade Kirby 64 at some point.

Getting a physical copy of Yoshi's Wooly World with the 3 different coloured Yarn Yoshi amiibos...that's about as much as my wallet can handle for now. I've even had to sacrifice getting Batman Arkham Knight this week because of it.

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#26

ToxieDogg commented on Pokémon Shuffle Receives Yet Another Code for...:

I thought I was going to hate it, but I've managed to get up to stage 105 so far with all Pokemon caught (asides from the EX stage ones) and not spending any cash at all on microtransactions.

The 500 free coins you get every day really help.

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#27

ToxieDogg commented on Rare Replay on Xbox One Will Include 30 Games,...:

@SnuggleMon I agree with you about Conker, I prefer the original N64 version too. Fortunately, I'm lucky enough to still have my launch copy.

I'm still buying this set though, because there's other games on there such as Battletoads, Blast Corps and RC Pro AM that I'm interested in seeing in HD (and if the ports are any good) and it still sucks for other people who've been longtime fans of these games on previous Nintendo systems and would like to get this compilation but can't, because they don't have Xbox Ones.

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#29

ToxieDogg commented on Mighty No. 9 Features on Wii U and 3DS Version...:

Needs Classic Controller support, or I won't be buying the Wii U version. I've discovered recently (whilst having to use it to play Splatoon) that my hands are cramping up badly having to use the Gamepad for any extended amount of time.

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#31

ToxieDogg commented on Playtonic's Project Ukulele Becomes Yooka-Layl...:

I'll have a look at this. I'm not a kickstarter fan in general but there's been a few excellent games as a result of it so far (ie Shovel Knight) and this seems like the sort of thing it'd be worth me investing in Banjo Kazooie is pretty much my all time favourite game

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#32

ToxieDogg commented on Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Proj...:

I might be in a minority, but I actually really enjoyed SH: Homecoming (not gotten around to Downpour yet). Don't think a DS Silent Hill would've worked at all though. Wayforward is a developer who's games I usually like a lot more than Renegade Kid's, but SH: Book Of Memories on the Vita was mediocre at best, little more than a very watered down Diablo clone (but nowhere near as fun) with a poor storyline and atmosphere. I just don't think Silent Hill is suited to handhelds.

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#33

ToxieDogg commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

@Einherjar It's an interesting way of looking at the situation but I think you're wrong. Injustice: Gods Amongst Us had a fair amount of DLC. Resident Evil Revelations had a fair amount of DLC. Recently, Watch Dogs had DLC (although not the last bit). Think Splinter Cell: Blacklist has DLC as well?

The only reason Batman Arkham Origins didn't have DLC was because they didn't think it was worth creating for the Wii U version when it wouldn't sell. Criterion didn't bother to put any DLC together for Need For Speed Most Wanted U for the same reason. With Batman: Arkham Origins, they couldn't even be bothered including the multiplayer mode on Wii U.

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#34

ToxieDogg commented on Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Ord...:

@Kat Whilst I agree with what you're saying (I really do!), part of me is glad Shopto have put the prices up to £20 for normal amiibo. Whilst it's nearly double the £10.99 original price, it's nowhere near as bad as the £50+ prices the scalpers charge on Ebay, and doing this may put quite a lot of the scalpers off...if they have to buy for £20, then they may not be able to afford to snag so many and their profit margins will be lower unless they charge absolutely ludicrous prices which I think even the most naive people would think twice about paying. It sucks, it sucks massively and the scalpers have ruined this for everybody but I'd rather pay a little more for them from a proper online store than 6 times the price from a scalper.

At least I'm hoping it'll put some of the worse scalpers off.

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#35

ToxieDogg commented on amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Availab...:

I'm the same as @Alundra-1988 and have a full set of amiibo that have been released...just one of each for me, and I'm also not a scalper.

I hate to say it, but some people are just sounding really bitter about not being able to get amiibo they want and letting it cloud their opinion of this app. It's just a bit of harmless Virtual Console advertising/marketing fun, nothing more. If you've got no use for it then just don't download it.

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#36

ToxieDogg commented on Interview: AVGN Adventures Developer on Influe...:

@mjc0961 Completely agree with you. I had a screenshot of the Rush titles screen (you know, that puzzle game where all the graphics are literally just blocks) moderated because I played it just before Xmas and noticed a Santa Sleigh flying around the screen...I thought it was a cool easter egg and so decided to tell everyone else. Got marked as a Spoiler. I even argued against it and they just replied back that they'd rechecked it and it IS a spoiler. No explanation given.

A friend of mine had a screenshot moderated as a Spoiler because he posted a picture of his house in Animal Crossing with a piggy bank ornament in and commented about how cool it was that you could deposit cash into it.

Meanwhile, the Super Mario 3D World community is full of fart jokes that little kids have made up with the in game picture stamps, and nobody seems to care. It's quite frankly bizarre.

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#37

ToxieDogg commented on Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Ord...:

Here's one for you. On one of the Facebook groups I go on, I was commenting last night about how the Official Nintendo Store had dispatched my amiibos for this week and I'd received confirmation emails (at least I hope they've been despatched, I won't be 100% happy until I've actually got them)...other people also commented that they were receiving the same emails and a guy I know who had preordered Ness from the Offical Nintendo Store at the same time I did suddenly got an email to say his had been cancelled! No explanation given, and he'd only preordered one of them.

He called Nintendo this morning and was basically just told (in a nice way) 'tough luck, no Ness amiibo for you!'. He's now given into temptation and purchased one from a scalper for £35, but it's an absolutely atrocious and ludicrous situation.

Then I heard about what Shopto had done from friends on another group.

Surely there must be some kind of protection for consumers here? This is very nearly treating your customers like dirt. Somebody, somewhere must have some kind of legal power to be able to force Nintendo to issue some kind of proper apology for this mess. It just isn't good enough.

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#38

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe):

@outburst Thanks, man Nintendo still haven't gotten back to me with regards my email query, but I did as you suggested and they were on the site on my Club Nintendo account as you said. Just the Mario Kart DLC to wait for now then, looking forward to it

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#39

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe):

Mario Kart 8 DLC for me. And hopefully Mewtwo on Super Smash Bros too. Nintendo haven't bothered sending me my Mewtwo codes yet, and haven't so far answered my emails. Looks like I'll have to phone them and have a rant.

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#41

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Donkey Kong 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

@KikReask I completely agree with you about the camera controls, it's because DK64 is just emulating the old N64 version 'as is', digital button camera controls and all which feel really awkward on an analogue stick. Best advice I can give you is to hit the ZR button when playing and then redefine the controls....put the N64 'A' and 'B' buttons onto 'B' and 'Y' on the Wii U Gamepad, and then put N64 C-Left and C-Right onto 'X' and 'A' on the Gamepad, and use those 2 buttons to move the camera left and right....feels much, much smoother and more natural. It still doesn't solve the problem of still having to use the right analogue stick for C-Up and C-Down, but it alleviates some problems at least.

Super Mario 64 on Wii U has the exact same camera problems too.

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#42

ToxieDogg commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order...:

Earlier was the first time I missed getting any of the Smash ones from the Official Nintendo Store. For starters, I was working all afternoon anyway so would've found it difficult to hover on the site all afternoon. For seconds, I did actually manage to get onto the site at 3.02pm, only to find out that they were already sold out (at least on my screen they were) because Nintendo had lied and put them up 20 minutes earlier. And then shortly afterwards, there were loads of preorder sales popping up all over Ebay for £60+ each. Well done Nintendo. You played right into the scalpers' hands there by not sticking to the announced time. I'm genuinely happy for the the real collectors and fans who managed to get their orders in though.

Luckily for me, I've managed to get both shopto and GAME preorders in for all the ones I want, hopefully I'll get at least one of each and any duplicates I get I'm selling for cost price to people I know genuinely want them. This rip off nonsense has to stop, and Nintendo need to take responsibility and start manufacturing more of these things. The demand is there, they must realise this from the amount of preorders there are and all the comments on social media, and the sheer profit they'd make from the ones they do sell would outweigh the costs of any they don't.

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#44

ToxieDogg commented on Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up ...:

@Lions shopto.net are absolutely fine, so long as you live in the UK. I've never had any issues with them and they always deliver things really quickly, most games I receive a couple of days before official launch. I'm actually a Gold account member with them.

I don't know what it's like for people who live outside of the UK though. Game have recently slapped a ban on exporting amiibo because of the severe stock shortages it contributes towards in the UK. Might be that shopto are doing the same.

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#45

ToxieDogg commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@outburst Don't be absurd. Not everybody wants to buy amiibo, and not everybody can get them before they sell out. Obviously the people who are lucky enough to get the amiibo wouldn't have to pay twice for the Splatoon DLC as it would be included with the amiibo, but it would be a nice option for people who can't get hold of them before they sell out, or just want to unlock the missions without having to go out and buy a plastic figure. What about the people who download Splatoon digitally and can't get a Squid amiibo because they're only being sold with physical copies of the game in Europe. Do you think it's fair that they get locked out of content, out of a game they probably paid the same amount for? I just want all the content in any game to be an option for everybody even if they have to pay for it, you're just being antagonistic and arguing with me for the sake of it and going on about Xbox One and PS4 which I didn't even mention.

It's nothing like the situation you mentioned with Wii Sports, nothing at all. Apart from when the Wii very first launched, have you ever heard of nunchucks and Wii remotes completely selling out, so that even if people want to pay for them they can't buy them to play their games with? So what you are saying is, theoretically, if Nintendo released a game that only used Wii Remote controls, but nobody (who didn't already own one) could get hold of a Wii Remote because they'd quickly sold out and Nintendo weren't manufacturing any more (just like what has happened with some of the amiibo), then it would be OK for people for people to buy the game but not have any option of being able to play it properly because Nintendo wouldn't provide an alternative option for the sold out controller? Such as DLC they could pay for to let them use another controller? That's complete nonsense logic..Look at Super Smash Bros for Wii U....they sold it at launch with a limited supply of Gamecube controller adaptors BUT provided plenty of other control options for people who couldn't get hold of one. That's the right way to do it, when you're selling something that will be in limited supply.

And I didn't make the hotdog comparison, that was Quorthorn. Learn to read posts properly, or don't bother replying to me.

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#46

ToxieDogg commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@Quorthon People are suckers for physical rewards and collectibles though. Tell people they've got to pay to download content to add to the game they've already paid for, and many of them will complain. Give them a free toy to go with it though, and they think it's awesome. Many people are even buying these things who don't have a Wii U, or any of the games Amiibo are compatible with....in effect, they're buying DLC for games they don't own. Or even buying 2 of them, one to keep in the box.

As I said, I agree with you in principal, and I do think that the game content should be made available on the E-shop for everybody. But you can't fault the genius behind it. It's bad for customers, great for making Nintendo a pot of cash though.

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#47

ToxieDogg commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:

@Kirk Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts on the SNES is basically the third game in the series that started will Ghosts 'n Goblins and then Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It's a shame Capcom didn't make it clearer at the time that it was an actual fully fledged sequel rather than just an enhanced port of Ghouls 'n Ghosts. All well worth playing and all as hard as nails...the original game is one of the hardest 2D platformers I've played but it's still a lot of fun.

@Magrane You can unlock the original TMNT arcade game on TMNT 2: Battlenexus on Gamecube (I assume that's the game you meant?) but it's not a great port of it....all music, speech and sound effects have been removed due to copyright reasons at the time and all you hear is a generic looped music track throughout the entire game. TMNT 3: Mutant Nightmare allows you to unlock the original arcade version of Turtles In Time, which does have sound effects and speech, but all the music has been altered and the cool 'Pizza Power' intro sequence has been removed unfortunately.

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#48

ToxieDogg commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@MoonKnight7 They're not easy to find here in the UK either. They should at least have Splatoon DLC available on the E-Shop for slightly less so everybody has a fair chance to unlock everything in Splatoon even if you can't find the amiibo.

I don't think it would harm the sales of amiibo either...there's plenty of people who like collecting them (many more people than who actually own a Wii U or any compatible games it seems), many of those will seemingly buy 2 of each (one to open and use, one to keep boxed) and plenty of other people who will buy them just to scalp them. It'd be nice to know that anyone with an internet connection can still get full enjoyment out of the game they've paid for though if they're not into the whole amiibo craze.

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#50

ToxieDogg commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@Quorthon I agree with you in principal, but at least people are getting a physical product for their money. There'd be a lot less whining and complaining about paying for Season Passes and on disc DLC if you got little collectible game figurines to put on your shelf when you paid for them.