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Male, 44, 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 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

Just a little point about a couple of recent titles that have released. Purely for a laugh only. Bayonetta 2 (91 Metacrit) says Hi to COD AW on Xbox1 (82 Metacrit) and to PS4 (83 Metacrit). Like I said, just a laugh!!!!!!!!



akaDv8R commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

@Peach64 I never have and never would use vgcharts or any other online review site to get my information. NPD covers North America only, Japan releases its official sales each month. As for Europe and the rest of the World, there really is not a reliable source. No sources outside the actual companies can take into account online sales and digital sales in terms of software.

Seriously, you claim to know your stuff about the console industry, but you are deluded if you think Xbox1 has over taken the Wii U in little over a month.

As for Xbox1 price cuts. They don't want to remain second? Well, at the moment they are third, and for a home console to have 2 price cuts in its first year was unheard of until now. Lastly, it was less than 4 months ago Microsoft came under flack for releasing SHIPPED numbers as units actually SOLD.



akaDv8R commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

@Peach64 Microsoft can come out with what ever figure they want, but just over 2 weeks ago, the Wii U was still over 1.5 million units ahead of Xbox1. With Warner Bros. coming in with such a big offer for the Xbox franchise, it only makes sense for them to inflate the figures.

Yet another price drop shows even the most uneducated person that it is not selling well. 3 out of approximately 7 top executives at Microsoft want to sell of their console division, especially as it is loosing them around 60-70 million dollars per week. If they keep it, the Xbox1 is not going to make any profit for the next 3 years, probably longer now since the new price drop.

As for software sales, a single format game is going to find it almost impossible to make a dent when up against 3 or more multi platform titles. However, the pre orders for Smash Wii U are over double of that of MK 8Z,so it is inevitable it is going to sell well, but again, will be up against multi platform titles. Because of this, certain people will call it a failure, as they have with Bayonetta 2,which is clearly wrong.



akaDv8R commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

@midnafanboy Exactly, until a couple of weeks ago I had a PS4 also, and apart from The Last of US (re-make), there really is/was nothing to warrant me keeping it. People are going on about how the lobbies are always full for the latest COD on Xbox and PS4..... of course they are, there really is nothing much else to play. They are both going through a quality drought just like the Wii U did, only when the Wii U was going through it, Xbox/PS4 owners were laughing and saying it is a failure.

Just like to point out, Wii U is STILL out-selling Xbox1. Microsoft said they would have sold 15 million units by Christmas...... good luck with that one lol.



akaDv8R commented on Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th...:

@WaveWarlock So you have NO interest in this game, that is your right. Still, no reason to slag off and diss the developers who have spent time and money on this game, and then taking a risk financially, bringing it to Wii U. Everyone has an opinion, but there is never a reason to negate and put down the amount of hard work developers put into creating their titles.

I personally hate COD, ever since Black Ops 2. However, I have and would never take away from the developers, the amount of time and hard work they have put into bringing their game to the public.



akaDv8R commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:

@GTWarrior77 The devs of Splatoon were going to have Mario in it, and it would have been a third person shooter. However, after long talks, Miyamota said NO, as they would not be able to release the title as a new IP. So, what you said is not beyond the realms of possibility, and I for one would love to see a FPS Mario game.



akaDv8R commented on Video: Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Wa...:

Wow, a group of probably 5-10 people have spent many months going through a classic Nintendo game looking for glitches. I am sure if they tried, they would find glitches in almost every game, what ever the platform. I have played the HD remake since day 1, and have not had any glitches that ruin the experience.

Sure, they look good and kudos to the men and women who found them (bet it was boring), but for me they are game breakers. A classic like Wind Waker HD is a privilege and a pleasure to play, and I will go back to it one day to play again.

Good luck to anyone who does use any of the glitches, but, you are depriving yourself of possibly hours of game play, and ruining how the devs wanted you to experience the game.



akaDv8R commented on Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North Americ...:

My personal opinion, and it is only MY opinion, the best was, and still is RE;4 on Wii. The control style suited that game perfectly, and with the additional content, it was perfect. I am slowly playing my through yet another play through using Wii mode on my Wii U, and I still love it to this day.

A lot of people will have different opinions and reasons why, and I accept that. That does not make them any more valid, and certainly not LESS valid than my opinion.



akaDv8R commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

Let`s face it, the Wii U version was pushed back so it did not have to compete with Smash Bros. The other versions, well, Drive Club has just released on PS4, so that is one reason to delay the PS4 release. To me, the XB1 is a non-entity, so will not comment. I have been, and still am looking forward to this game. They have said from the very start, it WILL be on Wii U, and will use the Game Pad in various ways. They have suggested having buttons and readouts like an F1 racing car, which would be amazing, plus local multi-player (not split screen like the other versions).

Also, Bandai are making Smash for Wii U, they are also publiishing this game. They certainly do not want both games going up against each other, so it only makes sense to release Smash for the Christmas rush, and then a couple of months later, release this.



akaDv8R commented on Video: Curve Studios Shows Off Some Stealth In...:

Looking really impressive. The Metroid theme is amazing, and from what we see of some of the gadgets, they are going to be terrific. Sam, if you read this, I have a question to ask. I never got to play the first game, however, if you are or have thought of bringing it to Wii U, I personally would put up half the Kickstarter goal. Please think about it. If not, I understand, and will still be buying your game on day of release, Thank you again, for making this game, and also, for making it Wii U exclusive.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@c1pher_c0mplet Never going to happen. This title would not exist without Nintendo stepping in, and the producer has already tweeted to many Xbox and PS users, that they might as well ask for Mario or Zelda to be released on those systems. It does make me laugh, XB1 users get their exclusivrs as does the PS4, however, as soon as the Wii U gets one that the other platform players wanted, they start to shout and cry that Nintendo should not be allowed to have exclusives like this. Why the hell not? What makes it ok for XB1 and PS4 to have their own exclusives, but not Wii U? Simple I guess, the original did not come out on a Nintendo system, and now we get the re-mastered original and what looks to be an absolute amazing sequel.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Art of Balance (Wii U eShop):

I have this on my 3DS, and was really surprised to get a discount when buying it for my Wii U, good cross-play reduction there.

The puzzles may be the same as the 3DS version, but, with massively improved physics, and a far more accurate balancing system, I can confirm that the way I solved the same puzzles on the 3DS version, DO NOT always work on this version.

Yet another quality release from Shinen. Any news on more info and/or release date for F.A.S.T. Racing Neo?



akaDv8R commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

@FragRed Point of fact. Wii U is the ONLY console that is actually making a profit. Nintendo now makes a small profit on every console sold. Both Microsoft and Sony will have to wait around 2-3 years before seeing a return on their respective consoles.



akaDv8R commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

@Sadodi Seriously? Of the titles you mentioned, I purchased ALL of them, and I can say honestly, that they were ALL lazy ports. How do you expect customers to part with their hard earned money on games that are just put through a PC running the Wii U OS, and porting, and then touching up a few things after that? If 3rd party devs actually showed that they put real effort into producing the BEST POSSIBLE version on the Wii U, more people would be inclined to purchase that title. Assassins Creed 4 sold more on Wii U that on Xbox1, but, you don`t see Ubisofy saying Xbox1 players do not buy mature games do you?

Ubisoft have lied so many times. the real reason for the massive delay in Watch Dogs.... if they had released at the same time as the other platforms, they would have been going up gainst MK8, which they did not want to do. Now, they have chosen a date that is going to put them in between Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros. When it does not sell, they can turn around AGAIN, and say Wii U owners do not buy or play mature games. They are not stupid, but they are bare faced liars.



akaDv8R commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Geonjaha To be fair though, that view from that guy at Ubisoft could be the view of quite a number at the company. If so, those members are hardly going to put in the max effort in making/porting titles to the Wii U.

At the moment, there is a complete media bashing of Nintendo going on. Why? Probably because they want a different console/company to be the best seller for a change. The 2 guys at IGN who went home at night to review 2 different Wii U games, came in next morning with their reviews. Trouble is, everyone else noticed both of them had left the copies of the games on their desks, still in the jiffy bags. Now, they were both asked to leave, but it just goes to show it is going on, and it is going to take some major PR work to turn it around. I do believe though, that if any company can recover from this kind of situation, it is Nintendo. They have done it in the past (3DS for starters), and they have the money and resources to do it again.



akaDv8R commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

It makes me laugh. Have Ubisoft looked at the XB1 sales of late? Nearly 2.6 million BEHIND Wii U, and at the rate they are selling, will not overtake. So, if it is a numbers game, Ubisoft, you need to re-check. Also, with 2-3 CEO jumping ship from Microsofts console division, and Warner Bros. coming in with a massive bid for the franchise, I predict within a year, Microsoft will have sold off their Xbox franchise. It has taken some time (too long), but slowly, Nintendo are finally putting some of their, as of now 19 billion dollors in reserve to good use. Instead of leaving it in the bank earning MASSIVE interest, they are doing what I, and many others have said for a long time. Approach 3rd p[arty companies, and offer to publish their titles, thereby off-setting a lot of the cost to the devs.



akaDv8R commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

@Wouwter Simple anwser to that one......DON`T DONWLOAD IT OR DON`T USE IT. Nobody is forcing or charging you to use it are they? Seriously, there are always people that go out of their way to find a problem, or another reason to rant and rave about what ever Nintendo is doing...grow up.



akaDv8R commented on Project CARS Limited Edition & Pre-Order Bonus...:

@capitalism If you think about it, it is being published by Bandai, who are publishing Hyrule Warriors. They are not going to want to release both titles at around the same time, so it only makes sense to leave a few months between releases, so they can try and maximize sales.

I actually contacted Slightly Mad Studios, and the guy I spoke to, told me, without doubt, the Wii U version will be as good play wise as the other two, and they have used the Wii U gamepad in a way, they believe customers will be very pleased. He also confirmed that it IS coming out for Wii U. It was stated from the start, and there has never been any wavering from that decision.



akaDv8R commented on The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Re...:

Well, yet ANOTHER massive mistake on Nintendo`s part. If they cannot handle a small amount of constructive criticism, there is something wrong at HQ. Also, you do not get rid of a guy who over many years has built up a great relationship with the smaller developers, and helped to bring them to the Nintendo platform. I can see in the near future, maybe a drop in the amount of, and quality of e-shop titles.

Also, just as a quick side note. Iwata needs to go NOW. He is totally out of touch when it comes to knowing what people want from a modern console. Most of the Nintendo dev team wanted to put at least 4gb RAM into the Wii U, Iwata said NO, 2gb is enough. Also, they should NEVER have used the name Wii in this console, it just does not differentiate it enough from the original Wii, unless you actually go out to find out about it.

Anyway, good luck Dan, I am sure you will continue to have a great career,



akaDv8R commented on Wii U Reference Discovered In Call of Duty: Ad...:

@Laxeybobby When the DLC failed to arrive for Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, I filed a law suite against Activision for false advertising on the back of the box. On that occasion, I won. They did the same with Ghosts, said it would have DLC. I sent them an e-mail saying I would take them to court again if DLC was not released. However, they were crafty, and just released the extra map that was available as a bonus if pre-ordered at one time, but then changed. I was informed that by doing this they had not broken any trading standards laws, so could do nothing. I WON`T be buying the next COD, but will most certainly be keeping an eye on Activision for the sake of the good people who shell out good money, and are then treated as third rate customers.



akaDv8R commented on Rumour: Scribblenauts Unlimited UK Recall Due ...:

@Dodger I tried, but could not find a more appropriate way of saying this. Yes, you are right that Olde English has faded into almost non-existence. However, taking today`s English as the standard, here in the UK, we speak English. In America, like some other things, they have taken the language and basterdised it for themselves, yet still call it English, which it clearly is not.



akaDv8R commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@jrob23 Are you serious? Both the PS4 and XB1 have nothing worth while to play, and won`t have any decent games until the start of next year. Nintendo already said, and history has shown that titles like MK sell big in first couple of months, and then go on to sell at a steady pace for many months, even years to come. Along with the steady sales, consoles are also purchased on the back of that title alone. What with SSB, Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors due out before Christmas, it is almost a given that a lot more consoles are going to be shifted. If you seriously think Nintendo are in financial trouble, you have no idea what you are talking about.

Up until a few months ago, both Nintendo AND Sony had reserves, but Sony has had to resort to selling off their laptop division, and their Sony Centres to generate some reserve funds. Nintendo has around 18 billion US dollors in reserve, just sitting in the bank, earning massive interest. It was stated a while ago, Nintendo could afford to make a loss of around 200 million each year for the next 17 or so years. Obviously they would not do that, their share holders would not allow it. the point is, only Nintendo has massive reserves of money that it can, if needed, chuck at companies to release titles on their system. But, and I am in agreement with them, why should they, it is quality over quantity, and with Nintendo, you know you are going to get quality titles, and I would much prefer having say, 1 decent game per month, rather than 5,6 or 7 games, and maybe 1 or 2 of them are halfway decent.

It is pretty much agreed within the industry that Nintendo will not launch a new HOME console until at least 2017-18. They usually release every 5 years or so.



akaDv8R commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

@Einherjar Could not agree with you more my friend. He quotes that 40 percent of PS4 NEVER has a PSN account before.......well, could that not be former 360 owners, disenchanted with MS abysmal attempt at a home entertainment system, switching over to PS4? His logic is floored, and in total contrast to what one of the higher CEO at Sony were saying about Nintendo the other day.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

@Nintenjoe64 Possibly, although Slightly Mad Studios have said from the start, they are determined to be the first developer to bring a true racing experience to the Wii U. Time will tell I guess. Hoping Hyrule Warriors and SSB4 helps shift enough consoles to warrant a release.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

@Nintenjoe64 You might want to cancel that order if you placed one, now CARS is not coming to Wii U until 2015. It was hardly breaking news, with both titles bring published by BANDAI. They were hardly going to release C.A.R.S. up against SSB4. Just hope 2015 does not lead on to "Cancelled".



akaDv8R commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

@Ralek85 Seriously, you are complaining about the FIRST game you have played on your Wii U. At least there are games to buy, unlike for XB1 and PS4 (drought). Out of all the reviews, comments and such, you are the ONLY person who rants on about it being 2014 and that Nintendo dared to release Wind Waker HD Remake without that option you are obsessed with. For God`s sake, take your Wii U back, get an XB1 or PS4, and in 2015 you will have some games to play, but I can guarantee, some of them won`t have the option you are looking for. Seriously, you are the definition of a PE-IS.

Also, you mention MS pulling off a 180. Those reasons they had in the beginning are still there you know. EA, Activision, Codemasters and a lot of other Devs are still saying they want DRM re-instated. MS are simply waiting until they have shifted enough consoles, and you can rest assured, they will start to implement those policies one by one. Codemasters already have the new style XB1 dev kit..... which has NO physical drive!!!!!!! At least Nintendo are sticking by the Gamepad, despite all the negative and biased (payed offed) reviews. After only a couple of moths of not so good sales, MS dropped Kinect 2.0 like a lead balloon. This, after going on about Kinect 2.0 being the next big thing in the console wars lol. And now they have the cheek and nerve to ask £175 for Kinect 2.0... well, I guess they have got to try and get back some money. At its original price, MS were not going to make a profit on the XB1 for around two years, now, it has extended to almost 4 years.



akaDv8R commented on Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on the Wii U Dif...:

@JSuede FAST Racing NEO will be the first game to use 4K textures. They obiously won`t be displayed in 4K, but they are taking 4K textures, reducing them down to 1080p, but still keeping the massive detail that 4K gives, It has already been confirmed by them, that it will run at a constant 60FPS.



akaDv8R commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

@unrandomsam I really cannot understand people such as yourself. This is going to be FREE DLC. No body is holding a gun to your head, you either choose to download it or not. So, due to the fact that the first DLC for MK8 contains a Mercedes, you are going to stop playing, what is probably the best game on Wii U at the moment. your thinking/actions have no logic what-so-ever.



akaDv8R commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and...:

@VictahVonDoom Hmmm, you are either Sony or Microsoft inclines then. Nintendo a dying company... are you kidding me? Sony had to close 2 offices and lay off over 3000 staff to bring PS4 to the market. They are now selling off all their Sony Centre`s, selling/sold their laptop division, and selling off a lot of their music labels. The only thing making them any money at moment is PS4, and as sales are slowly dropping, the future does not look good.

Microsoft.. ha ha ha. Their console division is loosing Microsoft over 4 million dollors per week, and the Xbox ONE is not expected to start making any profit for at least 3 years. There is talk all around Microsoft about trying to sell the franchise to another company, and the piece of equipment they said was going to change the face of gaming, Kinect 2.0, well they dropped that like a lead balloon.

Nintendo has enough reserves to be able to afford a loss of around 250 million for the next 20 years or so, or though, their investors would never allow that. As of a couple of months ago, Nintendo now makes a profit from every console sold. At an exit poll taken at E3, over 63% of people said Nintendo gave the best showing. It was more exciting, different, the demos played were great, and they were looking forward to the games revealed. How you can say Nintendo is failing is beyond me, and you probably get your info from IGN. If you own an Xbox ONE I would be very worries that in 12-18 months it may no longer be a Microsoft franchise. If you own a PS4, you seriously need to get onto the devs who are constantly putting back the release dates for your games.



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

@SanderEvers At the price they are offering it, can you really say "NO"? Apart from that, the DLC is dependent on game sales, and also the sequel could depend on the same. I urge everyone to purchase this game, and support Two Tribes for their continued faith in the Wii U.



akaDv8R commented on Video: The Latest Mario Kart 8 Commercial is P...:

Just out of curiosity, has ANYONE seen a MK8 advert on British TV? I can honestly say I have not, and there is just over a week to go. Seriously, the PR team for Europe either needs to be replaced, or, to radically re-think their idea of what advertising actually means.



akaDv8R commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@SecondServing Actually, at the end of the day, EA is to blame. Before Wii U was launched, Nintendo approached EA to ask for help and advice on setting up the E-Shop, and digital purchases and downloads. Ea kindly helped them out. However, afterwards, EA asked Nintendo if they could run the E-Shop via their "USELESS" Origin account system. Nintendo obviously said no, and ever since, EA has been on the "HATE NINTENDO" band wagon.

Once the Wii U sales figures really start picking up, which I believe they will, you will see companies like EA scrambling to get their new products onto it. I would not blame Nintendo if they turned around and said, hey, you did not support us in the early days, so why should we now allow you to make millions through software sales on our system.



akaDv8R commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@BinaryFragger And Microsoft has a deal with EVERY developer. If they are making a multi-platform game, it has to come out on the Xbox at the same time as every other version, or they won`t allow it on their system.

The guy @ IGN, went home to review a Wii U title, came in next morning, handed in his review. Problem was, everyone had already noticed he had left the game, still in its jiffy-bag on his desk all night. That smacks of being biased.

Sure, Nintendo HAVE to start spending some of their massive reserves. I have said it before, offer to co-publish 3rd party titles, thereby off-setting a lot of the cost to the developer. In return, they would not have to sell as many copies to return a profit.

As for Xbox ONE owners, if you are stupid enough to not understand that they WILL start to re-introduce those policies they did a quick u-turn on, then that is your fault. They had those policies for a reason, and they have not simply gone away. Once they have sold enough units, it will hapen. And there is talk of a cheaper version to be released, which has no physical drive, mmmm, DRM comes to mind!!!!!.

It has been shown time and again, if anyone can turn a bad situation around, it will be Nintendo. It was the same when the 3DS was launched. Everyone saying it is doomed, will not sell. Well, I think the figures speak for themselves.

Lastly, does nobody remember the bad start the PS3 had? Of course not, because they eventually turned it around. Although, they only started making a profit after 6 years. And to bring the PS4 to the market, they had to lay off staff and close down several offices. And now they are set to sell of their computer division, why? Need the money maybe?



akaDv8R commented on Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo ...:

Hi guys and gals. Have had the game since its launch. Have tried getting into it a few times, but it just seems to complex, or I am thick (possibly the latter) lol. If anyone is up for trying to teach a 43 year old how to play, please send me a Friend Request, NNID is: akaDv8R. Hope to speak/play with some of you soon, take care, Mark.



akaDv8R commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

New CEO @ Microsoft, "Of course we would sell our console division and Bing"!!!! Inspires confidence.... both of which are bleeding Microsoft millions. 3 years ago, Microsoft console division had nearly 20 billion in reserves, now, it is around 7 billion in debt. they have already said they will not make any money of the ONE for at least 18 months. Both Sony and Nintendo could, bit wouldn`t, afford to loose around 100 million U.S. dollors a year for the next 4-60 years. Xbox ONE is make or break as far as consoles are concerned for Microsoft.



akaDv8R commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

When I was still in the British Army, any time we had to ourselves.... out came either the Ds or 3Ds or Game Boys. Not a PS console or hand-held in sight. Are you saying the British Army is made up of kids and idiots???



akaDv8R commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

Either you are unlucky or something else. My AC4 works fine. With lots happening on screen, it may drop a frame or two, but appart from that, works fine. Splinter Cell Backlist, again, split screen ok. Also, you are talking about games released within the first year of a consoles life. ALL developers are getting used to it, and as each game is created, they learn more about its strengths and its weakness. If it was that hard, why would Ubisoft still be developing for it. Can you remember the amount of updates both the 360 and PS3 had to have for Blacklist????????