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akaDv8R

akaDv8R

Male, 45, United Kingdom

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

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Fri 9th August, 2013

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#1

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

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#2

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.

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#3

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.

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#4

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.

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#5

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.

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#6

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

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#7

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?

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#8

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.

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#9

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.

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#10

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.

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#12

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@IceClimbers Just a note on Bayonetta2. A lot of people, mainly Xbox and Playstation Fanboys, say it was a flop. Really? According to the NPD bata, when Bayonetta 1 released, there were around 123,000 Xbox 360`s, and 11,000 PS3`s in North America. In N/A alone, in its first week, Bayonetta sold around 23,000 copies, combined. Moving forward. In N/A alone, in its first 2 (TWO) days of sales, Bayonetta sold over 110,000 copies.

Platinum Games have openly come out and said, they are very happy with the sales figures. Many people predicted Hyrule Warriors was going to flop. It has just passed the million mark, and the game AND DLC is still selling very well, according to the Devs.

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#13

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@Quorthon A company withdrawing from the NYSE IS a massive deal for its share holders. I would imagine a lot of them are trying to sell their shares as quickly as possible, and for the best price. At the moment, they are probably going to loose on their initial investment.

You quote an article by one person. Fair enough, but I am sure there are people, who are just as well informed, that will tell you this is a very bad time for Konami. Either it sells of some of its franchises, reduces the amount of employees, or, like many articles are suggesting, get out of the "console" market, and just concentrate on the "mobile" market.

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#15

akaDv8R commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

This series of games, has been getting worse and worse over the past 4-5 years. It is nkw at a point, where it is so far in the future, when it comes to weapons and tech, that it is unbelievable.

This series needs to die quickly, and another game needs to take its place. What that game would be, I do not know. But surely, there are devs out there that can come up with better ideas than the yearly dribble from the CoD series.

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#16

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch Th...:

@Nik-Davies Have you looked on the Nintendo Club Site. If you go there, log in, and the window at the top, that you can scroll left or right with arrows, if you scroll it right, you might find your codes there. I had been waiting for my email, and checked the site, and BOOM, there were my codes.

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#17

akaDv8R commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

@FlaygletheBagel Just to let you know, Splinter Cell HAS multi-player, and had it from the start. However, just like the other consoles, the multi-player had to have a lot of patches before it worked properly. I played the game on Wii U, 360 and PS3, and the Wii U version was clearly the superior version in the end.

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#19

akaDv8R commented on Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nin...:

@Quorthon I am still trying to get over it, but, I think for once, we agree on something.

Ever since Nintendo announced, and then went on to release the new 3DS, it was pretty clear, for me anyway, that the 3DS was here to stay for the foreseeable future. And as you say, it is more evidence to show, Project "NX" is more likely to be a HOME console, rather than a new handheld.

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#20

akaDv8R commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

@gregrout I agree with your statement. Maybe, and I am certainly not an expert in this field, this needs to happen, and maybe Level 5 will see people are not prepared to lay out extortionate amounts of money to buy in game objects. Maybe, it will ultimately fail, and they will bring it back to the 3DS family, or what ever handheld is on the horizon for nintendo.

However, if that did/does happen, would the loyal fans who purchased the first one, ever trust Level 5 again. Would they even bother buying the next installment if it released on Nintendo handheld?

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#21

akaDv8R commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I have read people moaning about their decision, and some people really not fussed with their decision.

At the end of the day, Level 5 are a business, and therefore, their primary target is to make money, and a profit. However, I can understand people who are outraged by this, so called "informed decision". Personally, I believe they need to do more market research. That probably is not going to happen though.

My simple answer would be, could they not make a version for mobile devices, and a version for the 3DS family? Apart from doing that, can anyone see what else they could do, that would keep their loyal fanbase happy, whilst also allowing them to make an even greater profit on their franchise?

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#23

akaDv8R commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@Haiassai You are right. There is a legitimate reason to have VC in certain games. Also, swearing is NOT limited to children, I have heard a lot of adult gamers loose there tempers or just shout out profanities when they do something right.

What a lot of people are talking about really, I think, is that most of us have come to accept that the majority of Wii U games will NOT have VC. To then go and on and on about the lack of VC in Splatoon is pointless. The game is completed, there is no way they are going to change it. It may not be the perfect idea, but some people are dismissing this game, due to lack of VC,, before they have even given the game a chance. Not EVERY on-line game has to have VC.

Personally, I can take or leave it now. I used to be of the same thinking up until a year or so ago. It really does not bother me anymore. What is more important, for me anyway, is how the game plays, what it has to offer over similar titles, the single player campaign and how well the on-line has been implemented and plays. Also, what worries me is, are Nintendo going to be using DEDICATED servers for this game, so we do not get the fiasco of the past 3-4 CoD games.

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#24

akaDv8R commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

@outburst Exactly, Quorthon ALWAYS looks at, and jumps on the negative side of any debate and/or argument.

What they habe done for the amiibo is great, and it won't really make much difference to those that have either not worried about getting any of the Splatoon amiivo, or have been unable to.

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#26

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I assume you understand the concept of opinions? Yes, good. What you have said is your opinion, it does not make it true. It is only correct for you. Or does your opinion matter more than other people's? Seriously, drop it. You don't like the DLC, but you play it, and are going to play the next lot.

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#27

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu For ANY ONE who has/is getting extra enjoyment from that game because it now features more characters, and /or a character they really like, the game has been enhanced. As for the tracks. Everyone will have an opinion on what they should include. If they included something you like, at the expense of a track many others were hoping for, is that fair? No, but it is a part of gaming we all have to put up with, or find another game to play.

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#28

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Personal point of view in regards to the extra characters. I am sure there are a LOT of younger gamers who are loving the ability to play as some of their other favourite Nintendo characters. As for the tracks being a waste of money, I assume you don't play them, or the new ones coming on the 28th? Probably pointless to even try the new 200cc upgrade as well. You are, and will be missing out on quite a lot, but it is a free choice, and I respect that.

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#29

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Grumblevolcano Yeah, I get your point. We all have our favourite or favourites, when it comes to MK courses. I guess, they either choose the ones that people mostly ask for, or perhaps in the case of MK8, some of the courses he would have liked, just would not have fitted with the Anti Gravity system, I don't know.

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#32

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@123akis Exactly, and I think a lot of people forget what Nintendo have done in the past. The MK8 DLC, for me, offers some of the best vlaue DLC I have ever seen, or paid for. As for Smash, I get the new character free, but for those that would have to buy it, they will have to judge if the character offers enough extra moves/gameplay, to warrant, what is actually, not a bad price.

People are jumping on the 'HATE NINTENDO' bandwagon yet again, before they have even done anything wrong. Certainly, they have not done anything close to EA and ACTIVISION. As someone on here has already stated, the amount of day 1 DLC Evolve had was rediculous, but I don't remenber seeing many articles complaining about it. It is purely because it is Nintendo, and they are trying something new, testing the waters. They have offered DLC in the past, and nobody moaned. Also, Pokemon Red and Blue and the others, they are virtually the same game, but you have to purchase them separately. People have been doing that for years, why have they not spoken out sooner, and showed Nintendo what they thought, by not purchasing the games?

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#33

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Kaze_Memaryu MK8 skimpped on the number of tracks? Are you serious? Look back, and check how many tracks there have been in previous versions. Also, the time it has taken to develop both lots of DLC, a year in total, and the cheap cost for what you get, half the full game again, the MK8 DLC probably offfers some of the best value for money DLC I have ever seen or purchased.

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#35

akaDv8R commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@shani I understand what you mean, and yes, I guess the information that I have seen is wrong, I could have gone in and corrected. That I guess is bad on my part.

As for the info I am referring to, it was about the British Tanks, and having proudly served for over 25 years in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, I believe I do have some experience and expertise in that particular field.

Point taken about correcting wrong info. I guess I am of the opinion, if I put something in there, it is easy for someone else to come along and change it.

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#36

akaDv8R commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@shani I understand how Wikipedia works perfectly thanks. On a topic I have quite a lot of experience with, the British Army. There are quite a few articles on that site I have come across, that are clearly wrong, and nobody has corrected them. So that blows your theory out of the water about how Wikipedia ACTUALLY works.

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#37

akaDv8R commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@Quorthon You really are the definition of an "IDIOT", as said by many others on here, I NEVER said Wikipedia was totally wrong. I stated that, as anyone can add information to the said site, lots of the info is wrong. For your information, I have never used Wikipedia as a reference to a topic I was talking about.

You however, have used it many many times. Only a lazy or stupid person would use the information from just one source (that anyone can add to), to backup their argument.

Also, I take it you have looked through every single page of the Wikipedia, otherwise you would not be able to say, there are links and references at the bottom of every page? No, don`t say something that is not true then.

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#41

akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@URAmk2 By asking for evidence, you are implying your doubt as to the capacity of the human eye to interpret more than 30FPS. I need to prove NOTHING to anyone . My niece is an Opthalmist, and she certainly knows more about the human eye than either you or I.

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#45

akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@Chubblings Please, use some common sense. The human eye cannot see more than 30FPS???? For many many years, the British tv standard was, the pictures were updating at 50 times per second, throws out your comment. Ask any Opthalmist, I have, my niece, and you will know that around 90% of the worldwide population can easily notice the difference between 30FPS and 60FS. Why woud devs try and aim for 60FPS if people cannot notice the difference anyway, there would simply be no point.

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#46

akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

@Chubblings Actually, if you do a bit of research, you would know differently. Around 80-86% of people (Worldwide) would not be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. However, around 88-96% of people (worlwide) can easily see the difference between 30FPS and 60FPS.

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#48

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: What We Expect from Nintendo Di...:

@Quorthon Your argument holds no water. The Metroid games were a trilogy, so, how do you account for Other M? Don't say it wasn't a Metroid game, as it clearly was. If the will is there, they cou,d easily create another Metroid game and insert it into tbe exisiting time line.

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#49

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@Quorthon How many of those PS4 games are people going to buy? If you saturate the market, most games won't even get a look in.

Yes, the Vita is a failure. It has FAILED to become the number 1 handheld. Even Sony announced giving up support for it.

As for Nintendo bringing out a new console earlier than 2017,they would be committing virtual suicide. People that may have purchased one only a year or so ago, would naturally disgusted. I don't doubt Nintendo have made some errors with the Wii U, I am one of the first to say when I think a company has done something wrong. However, they are the only company that could support a console like the Wii U. The other 2 would not be able to, as they gave both sold off, there internal games divisions.

Anyone who literally writes Nintendo off as a console manufacturer, is either stupid, or a fan boy. The VP of Sony stated, without Nintendo, games consoles would not have the features they have today, and that the industry as a whole, needs Nintendo. Both for their innovation, which the other two normally try and copy, but usually fail but also because of their massive list of It's IP's.

We will learn a bit more about their new console at E3. Nobody outside of Nintendo knows if it is a home console, portable or a possible hybrid. An to the people who are saying Zelda U will not launch on the Wii U, both Iwata and the head guy, his name escapes me, have said it will, and gave even shown off specific features using the Game Pad. Also, no Nintendo console has ever gone through its lifetime without its own dedicated Zelda game.

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#50

akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@rockodoodle How can you say this year does not have the same quality games as last year? Splatoon, brand new IP, Devil`s Third, brand new IP, Mario Maker, F.A.S.T. Racing Neo, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Project Giant Robot, Project C.A.R.S., SteamWorld Heist, and many others, There are games that have yet to be announced, so to make that comment is as yet, unfounded, because we don`t know what E3 will tell us. E3 is dedicated to games coming in 2015. This year has a much bigger, and in a lot of ways, better line-up than last year.