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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 Aug 2013

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akaDv8R commented on Feature: Our Top Wii U Games - Third Anniversa...:

@VeeFlamesNL With the exception of Splatoon, I think you will find, most Wii U games launch with full content, and working properly.

A massive amount of games on the other 2 consoles have launched, and then needed patch after patch after patch, to fix things, or to get the game working properly.

I have problem with DLC if done properly. I, and most others believe the DLC for MK8 was not already finished when the game launched, and was priced at the right amount. Unlike CoD or Battlefield, where we know for sure now, most of the extra maps that become available, have already been made before the game launched. That is the WRONG way of doing DLC.



akaDv8R commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

@FullbringIchigo Exactly. Nintendo asked EA for help in setting up the infrastructure for the e-shop on the Wii U.

EA then said that they would run the e-shop for Nintendo using their abysmal Origin Account system. Nintendo obviously said, thanks, but no. EA have never forgiven Nintendo for it, and their has been bad blood between the two companies ever since.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon Bundle Boosts Wii U Sales in Japan as...:

@rjejr Good point Tech. However, Nintendo ARE making money from their system selling, where as Sony are taking an even bigger hit now it has reduced its price.

We all know the Wii U is coming to the end of its Primary life cycle. I imagine Nintendo will take what ever sales they can get, whilst keeping at its current price.

What I am wondering is, how will Nintendo price their next HOME console. Surely, after shelling out 300 pounds, not a lot of people are going to be prepared ro shell out the same again, or even a bit more, even if it turns out to be more powerful than the other two. But Nintendo, if they want to make a profit, cannot price it too low, otherwise they will be DEPENDING on the console shifting by the bucket load, in order to recoup their initial development costs.



akaDv8R commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Wii U e...:

@Zodiak13 Why do PS users STILL insist they get free games? Seriously, it is beyond me.

It has be known for many years now, the initial charge for setting up servers is quite cheap now, bu to keep them running, costs virtually nothing. The fee you pay each month/year, is not for your online multi-player. Again, it has been proven it costs neither of the three console companies ANYTHING to allow you to play online, or chat online.

Nintendo allows players to play online, free of charge. The money you pay, is so that Sony can pay a developer a lump sum each month, to get the rights to distribute their title to Sony`s customers. You are paying a fee, and not even able to choose what it is you get. You get told a selection, and that is it.

Once and for all, PS+ is NOT free games every month....FTLOG



akaDv8R commented on ZombiU Servers Reanimate After Being Down for ...:

Ubishafted have claimed that Zombi U was not FINANCIALLY successful. I find this very hard to believe.

To date, sales are around 840,000. Even at £40 a copy, that equates to £33.6 million. Take off publishing costs, and what they would have had to pay Nintendo, and you are probably left with around £28 million.

Now, the game was created in just under 6 months, as they got their dev kits just over 6 months before release. I do not believe the production cost of the game came any where near this amount. They even started to make a sequel, then vanned it after a montb or so. You simply do not even think of making a sequel to a game that was APPARENTLY a failure.

Truth be told, Ubishafted made a nice little profit out of the game. To be honest, why not, apart from a few graphical glitches, the game is brilliant, and makes fantastic use of the Game Pad. The off-line multiplayer is also awesome.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Slender: The Arrival (Wii U eShop):

The Wii and GameCube were both PowerPC architecture, as is the Wii U. Getting away from the analogue shoulder buttons, it is easily possible to get GameCube games running on the Wii U.

When the Wii U first launchef, Nintendo even hinted at GC coming to the system, which, if it was impossinle to do, they would not have done so.



akaDv8R commented on Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Creeping Up On...:

@DarthNocturnal I have it on both Wii and PC. The PC version looks no better tyan the Wii version, and the Wii mote controls simply cannot be bettered. This game was built to be played on the Wii.

Seriously, I would save your money, and buy something else, if you are set on getting a PC game.



akaDv8R commented on Angry Sun Game Files Reportedly Uncovered In S...:

@sWiTcHeRoO I cannot find the original Tweet (still lookimg). I believe it was also reported on here.

Anyway, if you go to this address, it gives an idea of what Nintendo has planned at the moment. It says Japan, but that also happened with the Mercedes DLC for MK8. Here is the address:



akaDv8R commented on Angry Sun Game Files Reportedly Uncovered In S...:

Don't know if this has anything to do with it, but, Nintendo already Tweeted just before the game released that there would be DLC.

Personally, I cannot see this as UNUSED assets, thrythey would have simply deleted it. If Splatoon is anything to go by, the coming weeks should be quite exciting for Mario Maker users.



akaDv8R commented on Don't Count Nintendo Out, Says Former Xbox Bos...:

@BlueCosmos42 Since having to sell off its laptop division, close all its UK Sony Centres and selling off a tbird of it music industry, Sony really cannot afford to bow out of the Games Console Market.

The only division they have left that is making them any money, is their TV's, and even they have not been selling as well as expected.



akaDv8R commented on Rumour: XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's ...:

@Fee There is no ACTUAL evidence that NoA did a 180, due to fan feedback.

The fact that they announced it for Japan and Europe first really means nothing at all. The game is not hitting NA until later in the year, so in a way, it made sense to hold off announcing it at the same time as Japan and Europe.

Also, if 'fan power' is so powerful, Nintendo would have done a few more so called 180's. There has been an absolute uproar over Digital only copies of Fatal Frame. So, as thousands have complained, we can expect Nintendo to change their mind, and produce physical copies for ALL regions, yes?

The fact that both the site and source 'so called', have been right a couple of times about things, people automatically believe anything they now come out with.



akaDv8R commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

@TheRealThanos I forget her name, but a French lady wrote the back dtory/script for Zombie U, and it was handed to Ubishafted 6 months before the game released.

Not long after the game launched, Ubishafted even went on record to say they should have been able to have a longer development period.



akaDv8R commented on Wii U System Update Now Live, Finally Puts TVi...:

@Kirk I think most people knew from the start that we in Europe would never get to use the Tvii function.

There are so many different TV and Satellite providers in the UK alone, it would have been a near impossible task to create agreements with all of them. If you then factor in all the other providers in Europe, it was a no brainer. I do not know what made Nintendo think it was even a possibility.



akaDv8R commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

You have to remeber also, the original Wii U version, was started and finished within a 6 month time span. All the 3rd party devs that released launch titles for the Wii U only got their development kits six months before the console launched. Considering the short development time, I think the game turned out pretty dam good.



akaDv8R commented on Mario Memories: The Creative Joy of Childhood ...:

Not having a very good imagination when it comes to things like this, I am going to be relying on other users to provide a lot of the fun I will get out of the game.

If I am able to find enough genuinely good levels, if I download around 70 of them, bang, I have a brand new Mario game.

Sure, there are going to be lots of levels, where the creators are trying to make you as mad as possible trying to complete them. However, I believe there are/will be enough talent out there to create some amazing levels. I also think Miyamoto is going to be surprised when he sees some of the levels people create.

I will try my hand at creating some levels, but they will never be in the top tier. They Wii mostly be played by friends, out of sympathy lol. The point is, I am going to have lots of great fun messing around, and playing some truly amazing levels.



akaDv8R commented on A Resident Evil 2 Remake Has Been Confirmed:

@ejamer How do we know Nintendo have not already approached Capcom, and other Devs, with the specs of "NX"? This is the time for them to be doing just that. Not wait until the reveal next year, and then start thinking about approaching Devs.



akaDv8R commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

Everyone has their opinion of the Game Oad, and no opinion is lees valid, or more valid then the next. Personally, I think Nintendo spoiled us with off-tv play, full size maps and inventory's etc.., without having to pause the game first.

As for 'NX'. I have no idea what it is going to be, or what innovations it might or might not have. One of the most important things Nintendo needs to do is to make sure it has x86 architecture. This alone, will make it a lot easier, and less expensive for developers. They can still do their own thing when it comes to control systems, how you interact with the console and with its games, but do not be so different that you give it your own OS that devs would have to learn. History has shown us, they really are not willing to do this in any big way.

Also, give more support, more agressive advertising, and try and help with publushing costs, for Independent Developers. The Wii U has had some of the best Independent games out of the three consoles, and Nintendo needs to keep these devs, and encourage them. They may be small companies at the moment, but a lot of them will go on to be the next big developers, and Nintendo needs to be ready, and in a position to purchase these companies.



akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:

@burninmylight At last, someone who KNOWS what they are talking about. I hear all the time, people spouting, "If your Wii U breaks, you have lost all your saves and downloaded games". What a load of crap.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to actually point out where a LOT of people are wrong. It really is refreshing to see someone talk sense, without coming over as just a Nintendo Fan Boy, or what ever they call us now. Thanks.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon's Massive New Update, to Version 2.0....:

I don`t know if anyone else has noticed or not. If you go into one of the Friend lobbies, you are able to press the + button, to change your load out whilst in the lobby. Why o why did they not put this into every mode? Surely it cannot be that hard to do??? Maybe if it works well enough in this update, they will add it at a later date.



akaDv8R commented on Splatoon's Massive New Update, to Version 2.0....:

@ningeek185 To be fair, Local ONLINE play would have been almost impossible, due to the way the Game Pad is used. For checking where friends are, jumping from the spawn, jumping to your team mates. The 2nd player would not have any of that, so would have been at a drastic disadvantage.



akaDv8R commented on Oddworld Inhabitants Is No Longer Working On W...:

Not sure if this will do well or not, will have to wait and see.

I wish PS and Xbox owners would stop saying they get FREE games each month. they are not FREE. You pay a subscription each month/year. That is not to play online, as it costs nothing to allow you to play online. That fee you pay, goes towards paying Devs a sum of money, so both Sony and Microsoft can then offer it to you. It has been known for a few years now that it actually costs Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo nothing to allow you to play online, and chat. So, those games you say you are getting for free, you are actually paying money towards them.



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?