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Male, 45, United Kingdom

Served in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment for years. Now play games on my PC and Wii U.

Fri 9th August, 2013

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akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

I am amzed that most people on here already know that Nintendo is RELEASING project 'NX' next year. I must have missed the announcement. I read a few that said they will be unveiling it at E3 next year.

Unseen64 is clearly the 'go to' guy for all the inside stuff for Nintendo. Someone has even said they are releasing it in July. WOW, I did not know that. I must keep an eye out for these Nintendo announcements and any leaks from Unseen64.



akaDv8R commented on BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U e...:

I have this on STEAM, and have enjoyed what I have played so far. The person who complained another 'mobile' game is coming to the Wii U. Well, it is now on Xbox 360 and ONE, PS3 and PS4 and STEAM, and most comments are very positive.

A 15 hour long single player story, local multi player, full HD 60FPS graphics, all for around ten UK pounds. For me, it is pretty good value.



akaDv8R commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

The Wii was hardly a 'fad'. It walked all over the other two consoles, and outsold them for over 5 years. A 'fad' does not last 5 years or more. All the people that say Iwata was just lucky when he came up with the kriginal Wii. Why was it luck? Because it was successful? Maybe he noticed that people were getting bored of just sitting down with a controller, and wanted something new. Sales would certainly indicate it was a possibility.

A lot of people, myself included to some extent, are asking Nintendo to drop some of their customs, and get more in line with what Western gamers want. I think that is what they need to do, at the very least. However, when it comes to appointing Iwata sans replacement, I think their history of promoting from within will stay in place. They have quite a few candidates to choose from. Miyamoto will not accept, if offered.

The main worry I have is. Witb tbe sad passing of Iwata san, and the possibility of Miyamoto retiring in the near future, does Nintendo have devs in their company who can repkace these people. It was pointed out to me by a good friend, just look at Splatoon. It was conceived, and designed by one of their 'garage' teams. Younger devs who are slowly rising up the ranks. It is a good point, and I just hope they are given as much free reign as possible, to run with their latest ideas. Sure, keep the golden IP's, but also allow younger devs, who are hopefully more in touch with what younger gamers want.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as...:

@Peach64 Actually, if you search for a report Nintendo released around 2 years ago, the Wii U is making them a profit. they make a profit on every console sold. That was 2 years ago, and development costs will have reduced slightly, so they are probably making a slightly bigger profit.

No doubt, the 3DS family is making them the big bucks, and is what is making their overall yearly profit, but their home console is making money.

People complain that nintendo have given up on the Wii U. Clearly not true, with some great titles still to come this year, and some titles we already know about for 2016, and what ever else is released. However, can we blame them for directing some of their resources towards "NX"? It is going to be their next console, of which type is unsure at the moment, but obviously it takes resources and money to develop and bring to the market.



akaDv8R commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@rjejr Agree totally. If fan feedback had so much power and influence, many things would have been different in the past. I remember thousands of people demanding Nintendo do a deal with the Minecraft devs (before Microsoft bought them out), to get a Wii U exclusive version. Nothing ever came of that.



akaDv8R commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

@shani Agreed. As if Nintendo would allow a game to be released by their Europe and Japanese divisions, but not by NoA. North America is probably Nintendo's biggest market, so it would make no financial sense NOT to release the game there.



akaDv8R commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

As per the norm these days, a LOT of so called "Nintendo fans", jumped straight on the rumor mill, and took it for granted it was true. Unseen64 has been right a couple of times in the past, so he must have been right this time? Well, it appears his stab in the dark did not pay off this time.

Seriously though, who in their right mind, would believe something, without having the facts to back it up? Again, most people who believed the rumor, will probably stay pretty quiet, until the next rumor surfaces.



akaDv8R commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Releases Statement on the Pas...:

R.I.P. Mr Iwata. You may be gone, but your legacy lives on. Consoles would not be where they are today, had it not been for your vision and innovation.

We will never be able to repay the debt we owe Mr Iwata, but maybe, just maybe, all the crap about which console is the best can stop, and we can just enjoy great games. I am sure that is what he would have wanted.

I may not have agreed with everything he said and did, but throughout my working life, his innovations, and Nintendo as a whole, saw me through the worst times in my life, and my friends. For that Mr Iwata, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thpughts are with your family and friends.



akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

@Peek-a-boo Not STRICTLY true. While it would certainly put them at a cross road, as to where to go next. Going on their reserves alone, it was analysed by Bloomberg's of America a couple of months ago. Nintendo would have to FAIL TOTALLY for the next 5 console generations, before they would need to start liquidizing assets.

Obviously their share holders would not allow this to happen. On a personal note, as much as I have liked many of his ideas and creations, I think Iwata should be moved aside, and a younger, more in touch person should take his place.



akaDv8R commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@Quorthon Did I say Project NX being a closely guarded secret means it is automatically good? No I did not. I said that Nintendo had received positive feedback from quite a few devs when they approached them about NX. Your comments were meaningless, and you are probably one of the biggest scare mongers around. Like I said, if someone Tweeted the complete opposite of what this so called expert Tweeted, would you be raving about it? No you wouldn't, because it would be something positive about Nintendo.



akaDv8R commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@xSATANACHISTx Both Sony and Microsoft will not be launching any new hardware until at least 2018/2019. They both stated their current consoles will have a 10 year life span. If they were to release any sooner, Devs would not have had a chance to really get the best out of their current systems.



akaDv8R commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

The reason a lot of people are saying it is a 'console', is because Iwata clearly stated it would be a dedicated gaming console. Also, Nintendo have said they have had very positive feedback from 3rd party Devs when they pitched 'NX' to them at E3. If it is going to be a useless, underpowered console, no 3rd party Dev worth their salt would even be interested.

Also, the amount of security surrounding 'NX' is immense. The chances that someone, who in the past has been correct on a couple of things, has managed to find out the specs and everything else is pretty remote.

I say, wait and see. Why start slagging Nintendo yet again, when we have no idea what they are planning. If someone else tweets that they have seen the specs, and are amazed at them, are you going to believe them?????



akaDv8R commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

I am not going down the road about Nintendo showing stuff releasing soon, or showing stuff coming next year.

My honest opinion is, a lot of people were disappointed with this year's E3, simply because last year, they blew the competition away. It was always going to be hard to replicate, and even harder to beat.

I am sure there will be a few decent first and second party games coming next year, along with SOME third party and some great e-shop titles. However, can we really blame Nintendo, if they are re-directing some od their resources into 'NX', and it possible launch line up? If they do, people will complain they are not trying hard enough to get games out on the Wii U, and if they don't, people will also complain that they should be concentrating on the launch line up of their next console. Either way, they cannot win.



akaDv8R commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

Rubbishing a game before it is even released? That could only be done by Nintendo fans. I clearly remember the number of people who were outraged by the way Skyword Sword looked. However, as soon as it was released, they shut up and proclaimed it as one of the best games in the series. Those people know who they are.

Do people honestly think, signing an online petition, is going to get the game cancelled? Of course it is not, that would be money and time totally wasted. A good idea would be to wait until the game is released. If after watching some gameplay, and reading some reviews and watching some YouTube gameplay, you still do not like it, then certainly, show your dissapointment by not giving over your money. But at least give the game a chance.



akaDv8R commented on Star Fox Zero Doesn't Have Online Multiplayer,...:

@DarkNinja9 Like a lot of developers do, when showing footage of a game still being developed, the video they show can be anything up to 6 months old. Waiting until cliser to release day to show the near finished product, is going to achieve a better 'WOW' factor. You honestly think Platinum cannot create better looking visuals than what we saw today?



akaDv8R commented on Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kel...:

@Zach777 What makes you think all the extra content is on the disc? The digital version of Splatoon is around the 2gb mark. Now, using the latest packing techniques, that would expand to around 5gb at max.

Everything that has been added after the initial release, has been added server side and not client side. Even the extra weapons are added server side. They only get saved to your console (save game) once you actually purchase any of the weapons.

Nintendo and the Dev team stated just before the game released, a lot of the extra content that would be coming, was not even finished at the time. Next, people will be saying the big August update is already on the disc. If you happen to have one, or access to one, using an 'iHas' drive, you can see exactly what is on the disc.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U...:

I really am not sure what the Wii U user base numbers in the UK are, but would like to. Am really glad to see it doing well in its home territory, and am pretty sure N/A will have shifted a fair few copies and consoles. My real problem is, if anything/anywhere is going to hit Splatoon, it is going to be the UK.

I know it went straight in at number 2 in the UK all format charts. The Witcher 3 released on 3 different systems, so was obviously going to take top spot. But, with Splatoon at number 2, did that mean Witcher 3 did not sell as many copies as some people are suggesting, or does it mean Splatoon sold exceptionally well?



akaDv8R commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

@PanurgeJr Exactly. Also, I think a lot of people think it is Nintendo that actually produces the amiibo. The company they gave the contract to, can be just as much to blame as Nintendo, maybe more so. Perhaps they are not able to produce the numbers they thought they could, and as my learned friend @PanurgeJr said, changing from producing one amiibo to another, is not an easy process.

You could argue that, as soon as Nintendo realised there were problems with the numbers being produced, they should have looked around for another company, or given the contract to a different company. But then you fall into "broken contract" territory. It is frustrating, and some shops/online stores are trying to make a killing by selling the more rare amiibo at overly inflated prices. I am sure that Nintendo wants to get this sorted as quickly as we do. As long as amiibo are out of stock, Nintendo is losing revenue.



akaDv8R commented on Interview: Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on...:

Again, I am kind of going against what I have said before. Nintendo is still so 'family friendly, and the safe choice'. That is one of their biggest reasons fir not having a party chat system, and voice chat in games. However, they are seriously contradicting themsleves.

Built into the Wii U's OS, is Wii U Chat, An application that allows you to not only talk to someone, but to have full on video also. Used by the wrong people, this application could cause a lot of damage to children, but Nintendo still allows it to be used. They are basically trusting us, the community, to use it properly. Well Nintendo, if you trust us with Video Chat, why 'o' why would you not trust us with voice chat?

Lastly, and this has been mentioned before. The games that do have voice chat in them on the Wii U, the quality is not brilliant. The Nintendo Network was never really designed to accomidate party chat. If Nintendo were being honest, they could at least aknowledge that fact.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

It just shows how fikkle some people can be. I have heard people say that if anyone else other than Nintendo had released Splatoon, they would have been bashed by both the gamers and the reviewers. Seriously? Hmmm, I remeber the launch of Destiny...... what a disaster. Talk about a broken game. Needed more patches than any game I have ever played before, and is stil, getting them now. Did the masses turn on the company? Of course not, because it was not on a Nintendo console.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

@Yorumi So lag is produced, dependent on the amount of data the servers are having to process? So, a small map uses the same amount of data and processing as a large map? No it does not. Another vital factor is each individuals connection to those servers. So, by waiting, and monitoring the amkunt of users at peak times, and the amount of users generally, they will have a better idea of the number of servers needed, if they need to have more DEDICATED servers. If they had pushed everything out at once, I guarantee, the game launch would not have gone as smoothly as it has so far.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

@Geonjaha I would personally preferred they released the WORKING game now, and add the other stuff when it is ready. Also, this is new territory for Nintendo, and to put everything out at once would have lead to server problems, lag issues etc. They are collecting a wealtn of data from their servers and their code, and updaing it, and releasing new stuff when the time is right. Unlike the practice of the last 4 CoD games, where ALL the DLC maps were already complete when the game launched, and they had the nerve fo charge you for them when they finally released them, at staggered intervals.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

@DroothR You talk about laying out the cost to buy a headset, buy PC voice peripherals. Most households have a PC these days. Most, if not all come with a headset socket. The only outlay is for a headset, and that is just ONE outlay. On the other two consoles, you are shelling out every month, so actually, using a PC and something like TS is a lot cheaper.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

I was one of those that really wanted game chat in ALL the online games for the Wii U. However, over time, I have found myself enjoyung games just as much, without the voice chat.

That does not stop me from talking to friends when playing online. I have a TeamSpeak sever on my PC. Anyone who has a PC, and has TeamSpeak installed is welcome to join. The TS address is:

Hopefully some of you will join. It does not cost you a penny. We can talk in game, out of game, all playing different games, and I think I can have up to 20 people on at once.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Swords & Soldiers II (Wii U eShop):

@Spoony_Tech How can you say that Spoony_Tech. It was only last month you won the American lottery. What was it again, around the $70 million mark was it not???? Seriously, I understand pal. In that respect, I am lucky both my daughters are grown up and living on their own. They still withdraw from The Bank of Dad every now and then, but not too much lol.



akaDv8R commented on Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

@Wouwter I agree with you totally. I would also add, this is the first entry into this kind of game for Nintendo. I think it would have been too big a risk, to include everything that is currently ready. Probably a few maps, weapons and gear, and some game modes. At the moment, they are still stress testing the servers, and their code. This is giving them valuable data, which can then be implemented into a future update. As Wouwfer said, this is not an incomplete game. It works, on line works, you have maps, weapons and gear.

When the new stuff starts arriving every couple of weeks or so, I believe you will see this game grow into an enormous game, with all the extras that CoD and Battlefield have been doing for years. I guess I am saying, could you not have just a little patience, and give EAD and Nintendo some leeway, so they can try their best to end up with probably one of, if not the best and most different online shooter in years.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Ryno Who said it IS a rushed game? Have you played it? No? Did not think so. This is new territory for Nintendo, and from what has been said from the start, and the Splatoon Direct, it seems fine.

Rather than make people wait even longer for tne game, they are releasing a finished product now, and adding extra maps, weapons, outfits and modes evry couple of weeks, starting near end of June. All the extra stuff is free, and the big update in August is going to add a lot more features.

Rediculous for NOA to charge so much in America, probably their biggest market. However, come August, and you factor in, maybe an extra 10-12 maps, 4-5 game modes, many new weapons and gear, than the price does not seem too high.

Many devs have been releasing half finished titles on the other two consoles since they launchec. A lot of them are still havimg patches and updates now. Do you see a lot of people moaning about them? Not really. At least this is a working game. It was/has always been made clear, this is an on-line shooter. Why people are suddenly moaning that the campaigh mignt only last 5 hours is amazing. For some people, it might last longer. Also, with extra stuff coming every couple of weeks, who is to say they won't add more single player levels? People have been moaning for a long time that Nintendo have not created a proper on-line shooter. Now that they have done it, people are moaning that the single player is not long enough. Seriously, some people will moan because that is what they like to do. They like to cause arguments, or create a divide between gamers. Well, go and play some of the on-line shooter games on the other consoles. I had a PS4 and got rid, as the games were half finished, missing features, and as mediocre as the rest of tbe CoD type shooters. At leasf Nintendo are trying someting different. But as per usual, as it is Nintendo, they will get a barrage of flak from every corner.



akaDv8R commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Savino I very much doubt you have a PC that plays GTA5 on max setting in 4k. PC Gamer built the most expensive gaming PC they coukd around 3 months ago, just to test 4k gaming. The very best they managed to get was around 15FPS. Even Nvidea has said 4k gaming at minimum of 30FPS is a year and a half away.

I too have a gaming PC. 4th gen i7, 32gb base ram, 16gb grapgics ram, and 2x 780ti graphics cards. I have tried 4k, and you simply cannot get near a steady 30FPS.



akaDv8R commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

Most of the people here, who are blasting Nintendo for 1 hickup, are the same people who would not think twice about getting the latest CoD or Battlefield, and the latest Battlefield has had a ton of problems. However, do you see the forums filled with people complaining, not really, but as it is Nintendo, they will throw everything they can at them.

A lot of people don't understand, this is brand new territory for Nintendo. Nobody in their right mind, can expect a company not to have the occasional fault in the build up to, and maybe in the first couple of weeks after kaunch, of a brand new IP, and a brand new type of game, never before done by Nintendo. I can assure you, the original CoD games had massive problems with on-line, I sadly remember them well. Battlefield, when it first started had problems, not as many as CoD, but it still had them.

I am sure Nintendo are aware of just how important it is to get the release of Splatoon right, and will no doubt be beavering away until the last possible minute, to make sure all is working for Friday's release date.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Paper Mario (Wii U eShop / Nintendo 64):

Are we still just speculating about a Wii U Paper Mario, or has there been some big hints, or even some reliable info? I personally would like to have a new one, as this is the only one I have ever played. I picked it up today, purely so I can play on the Game Pad, using its controls.

I do have Super Paper Mario in box format for the Wii, but have NEVER got round to playing jt. Am I missing out on a great game, or is it best left in its box, as I slowly back away? lol



akaDv8R commented on Review: Fullblox (3DS eShop):

I purchased all the levels, as I have all the other games in the series. As to frame rate, I can honestly say, on my new 3DS, I have not noticed ANY lag. It also bewilders me, that on the original 3DS, there would be any lag.

It is hardly pushing the limits of the handheld, which ever way you look at it. Maybe Nintendo will release a patcg if enough people notice, AND complain about it.



akaDv8R commented on Square Enix Pushes Back Its E3 Press Conferenc...:

@Peach64 NPD data alone, shows that Bayonetta 2 was a bigger success than the original, with both 360 and PS4 combined. It was a success, and Platinum have stated that they are planning on doing more with Bayinetta. I think, in the first two days of release in N/A alone, Bayonetta 2 sold over 120,000 copies. The original, releasing on both 360 and PS4 combined, sold around 85,000 copies in 10 days. Bayonetta 2 has since gone on to sell approx. 540,000 copies to date, according to NPD, the Japanese Data Collection System, and the European System. However, 2 of these systems do not include digital sales. So, the total sales to date is probably slightly higher than the one I listed.

As for the Wonderful 101, who are we to say if it failed or succeeded. The primary goal of any game release, is to recover development cost, and hopefully make a profit. As that information has not been released, nobody ca say, with 100% certainty, that it failed, or it succeeded in doing what it was supposed to do.



akaDv8R commented on Video: This Introduction Trailer May Just Get ...:

Until we know the full specs of the game, we cannot 'really' say it is not worth the price. Sure, £18 is at the top end of the price range for e-shop games, but it could have alot more content than the original.

If they have doubles, or tripled the length of the campaign, added more factions and weapons, then I will certainly consider getting it. Local multi-player is good, and I am sure there will be many people who enjoy that mode. As dor true on-lune gaming, sure, it would have been great. However, thinking about quite a few e-shop games that have tried to implement multi-player, it really has not worked that well. Either because the sales were low, so not many people playing, or tbe devs were unable to get that kind of mode working satisfactorily on the Wii U.

I shall wait for a full review, and watch a few YouTube gamers actually playing the game. They are far more informative than any so called, 'professional' games reviewer.



akaDv8R commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Fails to Brea...:

@Monsti Don't know about Puzzle and Dragon, it is not a game that interests me. On digital downloads, Nintendo reported some time ago, they have gone up over 400% since the Wii U launched.

Like I said, there are a LOT of people who cannot get t game stores, or don't like ordering on line, so digital downloads are perfect for them, and me. Plus, you never loose or scratch your game.



akaDv8R commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Fails to Brea...:

@scamander Absolutely, and from his name, keeps one hand pushed into a plug socked.....brilliant!!!!! You are always going to get Trolls on Nintendo sites, fact of life. I was going to ask him how Project C.A.R.S. is doing on the Xbox ONE, but from a few friends I have, I already know. It drops as low as 15FPS in parts of the game. That is TRUE "Next-Gen" stuff. lol



akaDv8R commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Fails to Brea...:

From my own experience, and that of a number of friends who belong to HG on Wii U, probably the biggest Wii U group at the moment, most of us buy digital downloads. Where I live, in a small village, and with an injury I have, it is hard for me to get to a large town, so it is far easier to download from the e-shop. I wonder how many digital copies of either game has shifted?



akaDv8R commented on Feature: The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo...:

@bonham2 You can turn off motion controls in the Demo. On the weapon selection screen, top right are a couple of options, not sure which one, but one of them takes you into a couple of option you can adjust. One of them is to turn motion control off.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

@DarkKirby Maybe the original 3DS is now technically out of date. The new versions, most certainly are not. They have double the Ram, have gone from dual core, to quad core processing. The actual processor itself is one of the most powerful mobile processors on the market. Also, the screen resolution has ben upped, so graphics are more sharp, and much less jagged.

With the new 3DS, Nintendo now had a portable that is as powerful as the Vita. If it didnt have to power 3 screens, it would be more powerful. Its downloading speed has almost been tripled, it now uses micro SD cards, which are usualky, not always, quicker at accessing data. And it now has a second analigue stick. Also, Nintendo have now got the 3D side of things sorted, and working perfectly. Since I got my new one, the 3D slider has been on maximum for good. The head tracking siftware, and screen adjustung system works perfectly.



akaDv8R commented on Nintendo Outlines Splatoon's Free Post-Launch ...:

In the Direct, he said, lets show you 5 levels to start with. I would be very surprised if there were/are not more levels included with the game. The fact they did not show them all, is nothing new. When a new CoD is announced, they NEVER show all the maps. It is traditional to hold stuff back, as you would not have anything NEW to look forward to.