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Mon 13th April, 2009

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YorkshireNed commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I think that kids do need protecting from such games. Some parents are very uninformed about games and may be letting them play them out of naivety while others are just negligent. I have some friends who let their 7 year old play GTA because "He just uses it for racing, not the other stuff" which is just delusional. I won't even play Monster Hunter when my kids are in the room.

Yet, I still can't really get behind sending random threateningly letters to all and sundry. If the schools are concerned then the first step would be to send a letter warning parents what is in these games.



YorkshireNed commented on eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintend...:

I don't want to sound like a curmudgeon but why couldn't our Club Nintendo have been like this all along? Mind you, I'm probably just bitter because I spent 4000 stars a couple of weeks ago on Pokémon Snap for my 5 year old only to find out his hands weren't big enough for the Classic Controller...



YorkshireNed commented on Nintendo's First Smartphone Title Could Launch...:

Now you make the association between Pokemon Shuffle and smart phones, it suddenly all makes sense. I guess PS was the guinea pig? I expect for smart phones it will be stuff like that with Nintendo IPs. Nothing to threaten the full-on experience of a 3DS or Wii U, just something simple for casuals to play on their phones but with names they know. Makes perfect business sense and the profits can be used to lower costs on the next gen hardware.



YorkshireNed commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

Oh dear, I wonder how many GG maniacs have sent her death threats by now? Yeah, its pretty tacky marketing but if its gotten her talking about it in the media, then it's working. If she really wanted to fight this kind of thing, the most powerful tool she could have deployed as a journalist would have been to not write a single word about it. The same thing applies to those who disagree with her - newspapers hype up outrage to sell newspapers and gain publicity. If you find her views offensive, then starve them the oxygen of publicity and if you find a game offensive then ditto. Controversy sells both newspapers and games. Everyone getting upset about this is probably delighting both the game publishers and the journalist.



YorkshireNed commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:

If you don't know what g*merg*te is, don't look. it will only lower your opinion of our species. This kind of hysterical over-reaction is their stock in trade. Wheaton made a brief, reasoned and fair comment against them a while ago and they're still foaming at the mouth. Going by how civilised the comments on Nintendo Life normally are, I suspect the Gamergate crowd do not crossover into Nintendo fandom much. Probably the type who think its for kids.



YorkshireNed commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Mega CD:

some of the best games I've ever played were Mega CD. So were some of the worst.

My classics list was Batman Returns (the driving scenes were amazing and the soundtrack perfect), Echo The Dolphin (same game as Megadrive with bonus levels but what a soundtrack), Dune, Earthworm Jim: Special Edition, Mickey Mania, Mortal Kombat, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Snatcher

My hate list was Ground Zero: Texas, Night Trap, Road Avenger, the dreadful Sherlock Holmes games with American actors doing rubbish English accents and the dreary, dissapointing Shadow of the Beast II

My regret list was Sonic CD & the second Echo game, wish I'd picked those up



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?