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Mon 13th April, 2009

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YorkshireNed commented on Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Loo...:

Well, more and more people seem to be getting into the show these days, so their timing will probably work in their favour. Game doesn't look partiuclarly special but as a fan I'll have to get it, especially if the price is right



YorkshireNed commented on Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Supe...:

Its certainly intriguing. I can't believe that Nintendo would do a big update to the game to enable DLC and then just give us Mewtwo. Also, the Rayman trophy is kind of a give-away, isn't it? It means there's already a deal in place for Rayman to feature in the game. It would certainly give the Rayman series a sales boost and he would be a good fit for the game. Was playing Brawl last night and it struck me how out of place Snake seemed



YorkshireNed commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

As someone who runs a small record label, I have to do the same thing. If the release isn't so limited that not everybody can have one then nobody buys it. It means the scalpers make a far bigger mark up than I do but on a tight budget you can't afford slow sales. On the bright side, though, as Nintendo sees everything selling out, they will slowly increase stock runs and repress where they believe there is the demand. The lack of any announcement about availability means they are carefully monitoring the situatuon and considering their options on stock



YorkshireNed commented on Bayonetta 2 Demo Now Live In The European Wii ...:

OK, looks like I'm at odds with most other folk but I played the demo last night and it really wasn't for me. I found the BLAM-BLAM-BLAM action quickly got quite bland and unsurprising. No exploring, just stuck on a platform fighting a few monsters followed by another platform and monsters then another. The huge end of level baddies just felt messy and underwhelming...and the music made me barf. Still, glad its a Wii U exclusive and want it do a well and sell well, just won't be getting a copy for our house!



YorkshireNed commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

What I would love would be for the system transfer to allow transfer between regions. I live in the UK but emmigrate to USA next year. If I could buy a New 3DS and transfer all my downloads over, that would be amazing. Otherwise I'll just have to keep my old original launch 3DS and run it till it dies. IF this was to be region-free, do you think I'd be able to do a EU to USA system transfer?



YorkshireNed commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Nice timing, I got a 3ds when they first came out and its been heavily used and its......looking a bit rough. I'll get one of these next year, probably when I've moved to NA



YorkshireNed commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

Wow, so many different thoughts about this. First - they want to remake Night Trap? Sure I played it endlessly in the day but it was very much a product of its time and kitsch even when it came out. Second - wow, that's a long time to hold a grudge. Thirdly - man, that was a mean spirited thing the Nintendo dude said in congress. Fouthly - wouldn't it be way cooler to prove him wrong by getting it on a Nintendo platform and then send him an e-mail?



YorkshireNed commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Meh to the sales, the battles point is fair and the racism...Well, judging by how well Nintendo handled the Italian New Yorker stereotype, if they had added a person of colour to the world of Mario, he'd probably be a minstrel-show type shouting "Mammy". I think for a company based in the country where its normal and acceptable for shops to have up signs saying "NO FOREIGNERS", Nintendo haven't done too bad all things considered. Just a good job they dropped the planned yasukuni shrine racecourse track from Mario Kart DS



YorkshireNed commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Its a difficult question. If you'd asked me when I was 18, I would have laughed at you and called on free speech and letting the buyer decide. Now as a Husband and a Father to a young daugther, with statistics about breast implants on the rise, I feel differently. These sort of images create a physical image that young people cannot live up to. Of course, the same applies to impossibly muscled heroes [which thinking back, definitely affected my self esteem as a young guy]. However, I would hate to ever see any official legal censorship being imposed. I think a discussion like this is a good way forwards and to always bring up these issues in any coverage of such games. There is a lot of Japanese culture I love [esp. Nintendo games, Japanese psychedelic rock and Japanese history] but I don't want to import the sexualisation of children