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Male, 28, United Kingdom

It all started with Aladdin and Sonic on the Mega Drive, then Mario arrived with his triple jump and high octane kart racing on the ENNNNSSIIIXXXXTTTYYFFFFOOOUUURRRR. The rest is History. Also Banjo Kazooie. And N64 Magazine. And Beetle Adventure Racing. Awesomeness.

Wed 17th July, 2013

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YoshiTails commented on Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales ...:

If only Zelda was coming this year, then the Wii U might hit 15million lifetime sales.

The 3DS is doing terrifically well - given the handheld device market

I guess it's tough to stomach the Wii U doing under 20 million lifetime sales even 2 years from now... NX can't come soon enough!



YoshiTails commented on Review: 3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS eShop):

In last 24 hours have bought this, fantasy zone 2, sonic the hedgehog and outrun - These M2 remakes are pretty special and a great reminder of just how talented Sega were back in the day :)



YoshiTails commented on Review: Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (Wii...:

When you get into Advance Wars, you fall in love with its clever gameplay of anticipation. And you'd buy any Advance Wars game to get that hit - If Nintendo released as many AW games as they have pull blox, I'd buy em all.



YoshiTails commented on Wreck-It Ralph 2 Confirmed to be Smashing Its ...:

Nintendo have promised to relax their IP licensing so you never know... can't see Mario having a big role as giving him too much dialogue might spoil the character somewhat - probably be similar to Bowser'z cameo in the 1st film



YoshiTails commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

This man comes across a giver. A man who put his job and fans ahead of his Health. A man who created a rollercoaster of ups and downs, determined to stay the course.

This is saddening because it takes a lot of courage and empathy to keep driving forward in the way that Mr. Iwata did.

Nintendo and its fans are indebted to Iwata's passion, dedication and hard work. He will be missed.



YoshiTails commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

If they'd dropped the whole Metroid thing and just called the 3DS co-op shooter "Federation Force" , it would have garnered some respect from gamers as a fresh IP. But instead Nintendo have inflamed the Metroid Fanbase - it feels tacky because Metroid is a specific brand associated with alienation, strong female leadership and eeriness.

What was ultimately missing was a sense of blockbuster. A lot of the games look like mobile experiments, thin and flippant ideas. I guess if Zelda had not been delayed or at the very least shown, it would have been more satisfying because that will be a blockbuster, which is something the Wii u struggles to get more than 2 of in a given year.



YoshiTails commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some ...:

Well the opportunity is there so got Sonic, Charizard (which I might give someone as a gift) and wii fit trainer for the hell of it.

Is Mario Party Yoshi really that rare?

Intend to get a normal yoshi but not in any rush as they seem plentiful - a popular character that'll surely restock plenty.

If zero-suit samus and Ganondorf become avilable again then consider me all happily amiibo'd out.



YoshiTails commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

As a point of comparison how many PS4s & XBOnes have sold?

I'm not sure what Nintendo can do to grab attention from more consumers. Sony really turned my head at E3 this year because they had variety, creativity and surprise. Not that I can foot the bill for a PS4 but there were compelling reasons put forward to own one.

Microsoft were boring and generic - most of their games were FPS - and old franchises were milked more than even Nintendo has managed recently.

So I guess Nintendo have a mountain to climb to challenge Sony for the mantel. The NX might as well launch ASAP to give Nintendo its best chance but it will have to find a receptive market - whether that's going to rest on graphical prowess, innovation or just simply a greater bulk of software, it's difficult to say.

As Shigsy points out the Wii U has fallen by the wayside at the mercy of the tablet market and as a console proposition it doesn't make sense to the majority of consumers.

So we can expect the NX to be a clearly defined product.



YoshiTails commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

How about F - zero NX as a launch title for next generation? It represents the arrival of the future, the music would make for an incredible E3 opening trailer and making Nintendo fans wait so long for new f - zero means plenty of folks would want the console right off the bat.



YoshiTails commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

Sony had Final Fantasy 7 remake, shenmue 3, an Ico successor - lots of lovely original ideas. Microsoft was awfully generic and Nintendo looked lazy. I guess every dog has its day - Last year Nintendo knocked it out the park and this year was Sony's turn.