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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 Preview: Hitting the Rails With OlliOlli on Wi...:

Just wanted to add my pennies worth. People keep on about PS and Xbkx users getting games for free each month. I had a PS4 until a short whike ago, as a lot of friends know. I also remember I had to pay a monthly fee to play and go on-line, same with Xbox. It has been proven beyond doubt, it actually costs nothing to allow players to play on-line. So, why are you paying this monthly fee? Quiye simple really. Both Sony and Microsoft use a lot of the proceeds to pay developers a lump sum, whiich then allows them to give the game to you, but you have already paid some towards that game with your monthly fee. Also, rather than being told what titles I am going to be ab,e to download, after having paid towards them, I would of liked to have been able to choose from a selection each month.

They are slow to the feature, but are catching up as quick as they can. Nintendo charges nothing for on-line play, and they are niw starting to do cross-buy, basically starting with this title. Althougn, in the past, they have a discount sytem. If you bought a cerfain game on either the 3DS or Wii U, you would get a big discount on the other version. Well, it seems liime they are starting to embrace proper 'cross buy' now, and that can only be a good thing for Nintendo users.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS eShop):

@123akis Hi akis, good to see you on here, as well as on Wii U. I could not agree more with what you are saying. On the Wii U we have the Moderators, who decide what is and is not appropriate (getting it wrong most of the time though). Surely, the same kind of system could be implemented with this App. It is Nintendo at their best yet again....... one step forward, and two steps back.



akaDv8R commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

@Hotfusion Actually, in a recent interview, the lead designer of Bayonetta 2 had said that both he, and Platinum Games were very pleased with the sales. Even now, from the information at hand, Bayonetta 2, and I assume number 1 also, is selling around 7000 copies per week.

Only a month after its initial release, they were talking of Bayonetta related games to come. So, I doubt very much the franchise is dead. With Nintendo paying for and publishing the game, Platinum are guaranteed to get their money back, so it is a win-win situation for them. They have absolutely nothing to loose, and the possibility of many more gamers buying their niche' titles.



akaDv8R commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

@Quorthon Well, to be fair, the Game Pad does include a built in microphone. Also, it could be argued that, by not supplying a certain type of headset with the machine, Nintendo are leaving it open for each individual to use their own headset, instead of having to use either a Sony or Microsoft headset. In the event of breakage, you simply buy a cheap headset, where as you would have to buy a specific headset for the other two.

However, Nintendo going with this policy kf non-communication in multi-player games is hypocritical. They even have the Wii U Chat tool, that allows people of any age to talk to other people, again, of any age. I cannot understand that they would allow this, and it also allows video of each other, which opens a whole can of possible implications, if used in the wrong way. Nintendo need to start trusting the majority of its users to behave and act properly, as they do.



akaDv8R commented on The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is ...:

@Grumblevolcano I have the digital version, as do a couple of my friends, and can honestly say, have not noticed ANY increase li loading times. If there really is, it may come down to having a physical copy, what kind of storage device you are using (internal, flash drive or hard drive). Personallly, I use a Toshiba 2TB external hard drive, and it works flawlessly.



akaDv8R commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon If nothing else, you have certainly given both myself, and a few friends a great laugh.

Who are you to say if I owned a PS4? There were literally thousands of Xbox 1`s traded into both Game and CEX in it`s first few months. It got to one point, CEX had to refuse taking in anymore, countrywide, as they had too many to sell already.

No, I say when companies do bad things, as I stated before, but I will also praise companies for doing something that I, not anyone else, I believe is good. You are seriously misguided. It has been well known since launch that the PS4 would not start making Sony a profit for at least a year and a half. They had to sell off 2 offices, it`s lap top division, and part of it`s music division to bring the console to the market. As for the Xbox ONE, no other HOME console in history has had to have 3 (three) price drops in its first year. At its original price, it was not going to make a profit for at least a year. with the price cuts, done out of necessity, not due to massive sales, it won`t make them a profit for a while longer.

You are the kind of person who reads something on-line, and believes it straight away. You actually believe the dribble you are coming out with. as for you dismissing my point about FREE on-line, I thinks most people given the choice, would choose FREE over paid.

Your comment about the recent survey about companies producing software for consoles, those producing for Nintendo actually went up by 6%, so hardly "Did not even register". You get a lot of your info from Game Informer and other sites like them. You probably use Wikipedia for info as well. If someone added that Microsoft had shifted 20 million consoles to Wikipedia, you would gobble it up. That is another point, Microsoft got into trouble a while back, and have done it again recently. They list consoles shipped as consoles sold. At least Nintendo is open with their sales and profits and/or losses.

Sony originally said it would shift approx. 12 million consoles in 6 months, which it did not meet. Microsoft was way off their target for the first 6 months, and even the first year. I am not a fanboy, having had a PS4, still have a 360, Wii U and a gaming PC. Your comments make you sound like someone trying to defend their choice of console, be it Sony or MS.

While I will go off and have a laugh playing some quality titles, I guess you could play Drive Club, or Titan Fall or the latest Forza, all of which failed to live up to their massive hype. Never mind, you will always have your $1.50 bottle of water.



akaDv8R commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon I have been reading some of your replies to other peoples`s statements, and seriously, you need to stop smoking what ever it is you take. Nintendo is on course to meet their sales predictions for the year, so that is one reason for them and their share holders to be optimistic. The Wii U is the ONLY console at the moment that actually makes profit, the other two won`t for at least another year or so.

So you claim to know more about the games industry than the people that actually work in it? The article that was written about 3rd party devs not creating software up to the standard of Nintendo 1st party stuff was written by a member of a large software company, but, you know better.

As for games, well,
Bayonetta 2 just won Metacritic game of the year, and Nintendo Publisher of the year. Puts a lot of the so called "Nexr Gen" titles, such as CoD, FiFA, to shame.

I am first to admit when a company does something that I believe is wrong. Nintendo should never have used the name " Wii " in their latest console. there should have been more aggressive marketing, and they should have got 3rd party devs locked into contracts, like Sony and Microsoft do, rather than just relying on them to hold up their promises.

However, in the time the other two consoles have been out, there has not been one game that can actually match the quality of Nintendo 1st and 2nd party titles. Going into this year, they have a great lineup announced, with more to come. People go on about how Nintendo keeps making MK and Zelda. well, let us think how many CoD games there have been since the 360....... around 20 or so, including PC titles. Now that IS milking a franchise, that barely adds anything new each year. Nintendo users are usually older gamers, between 24-38, as was stated in a report last year. They are mainly past playing the latest run and gun games, or a new FIFA title, with just cosmetic and roster changes.

I had a PS4, and the one game I played that I actually enjoyed was a re-make, The Last of US. Now for me, that is probably one of the finest titles ever made, but it has not been followed up by yet another great game. PS4 owners waited so long for Drive Club, and it turned out like dribble. Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, turned out like dribble. Microsoft are even giving players a month of Gold free for being let down so badly.

At this moment, I would rather be a Wii U owner than a PS4 or Xbox owner. Great titles already available, more coming this year, and the only one to offer FREE on-line play. combine that with my gaming PC, and I have the best of both worlds.



akaDv8R commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon Firstly, as of last October, Zombie U had sold jjst over 2 million copies, and HAD made Ubishafted profit. Also, an article was written a few days ago by an industry analyst, which I tend to agree with.

Many many 3rd party devs are scared of trying to lroduce for Nintendo/Wii U as they cannot match the quality offered by Nintendo themselves. Most 3rd party ports on the Wij U have been lazy, and just been run through Unity 2.4, and then touched up here and there. If devs actually took the time to work out the strengths and weakness of the Wii U, we would se much better games from 3rd partys devs. However, it has now got to the point where the DEVS dictate to the console makers what their consoles MUST have, so their job is much easier. Nintendo, not being a sheep, does not follow this trend, and rightly so. Seriously, is it too much to ask devs to actually have to learn new stuff? They get rediculous amounts of money as it is, God forbit they might have to do some extra work.

A very well known on-line review site wrote something about a year and a half ago, which is true. Using a vastly under powered console, Nintendo smashed the last generation. Now, not only devs, but review sites and the games industry as a whole wants to see another company win this generation.

Right now, Nintendo will be fairly happy with how their system has picked up over the past eight months, and they continue that momentum into this year. With the line-up we know of, it is trying to do that. We also know from Myamoto, that their are other projects in the works, that have yet to be announced. Until now, when it comes to quality titles for this generation, Nintendo is clearly winning the battle. Only time will tell if they can continue that trend. A small price cut right now would do them a massive favour. Microsoft have had three price cuts in its first year, the first home console to do so. It was not done because of massive sales, but out of necessity, and they are noew reaping the rewards. Nintendo could/must do the same, and their sales will improve, and that will attract more devs, including more of the 500 or so Independent devs who are developing for the Wii U.



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

@SahashraLA Actually, if you take fhe time to a little research, you would know the Wii U is the ONLY console at the moment that is actually making money with every unit sold. Microsoft having lowered their price THREE times in its first year had never been done. It was not done because of massive sales, but out of necessity.

Also, Nintendo has already stated it will be releasing another home console. It will probably be around mid to end of 2017, as Nintendo home consoles usually have a 5 year life period. Everyone said the 3DS was DOOMED, and Nintendo had made a massive mistake that would haunt them for years. Now, we have the 3DS and the new 3DS family, which is fast becoming the best selling hand-held of all time. If any company can turn their fortunes around, it is Nintendo. It is not like they are in any kind of financial problems, as they have billions of U.S. dollors just sitting in the bank. Nintendo behave just as their name says, 'LEAVE LUCK TO THE GODS', rough translation.



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

@jakysnakydx Sega commissioned Platinum to make the sequal for bkth Xbkx ONE and PS4. About a tnird of the way through, Sega realised they did not have the funds to complete the game and publish jt, so told Platinum to cancel the project. Platinum are STILL waiting to be paid from Sega, fkr the work they actually did.

Nintendo saw this, and jumped in. They asked Platinum if they would be prepared to create the sequal as an exclsjve for the Wii U, if Nintendo paid the development costs and published the title. Platinum obviously said yes, and also offered to do a Wii U version of the original.

The lead guy at Platinum has said on more than three occasions that I know of to both Xbox and Sony fans, 'If you think Bayonetta 2 will be coming to your system(s), you might as well ask Nintendo to put Mario and Zelda onto your consoles. It is simply not going to happen, I cannot say it any other way. If it were not for Nintendo, Bayonetta 2 WOULD NOT EXIST'.

So, that is the story behind Bayonetta 2. If either Sony or Microsoft wanted it on their respective systems, they would have to do 2 things. Firstly, approach Nintendo with a cash offer, asking for the game to be allowed on their systems. Secondly, they would have to pay Platinum to create the game, and pay to publish the game also. Neither of these is going to happen.

Platinum have openly come out and said they are happy with the sales figures of Bayonetta 2, and are hoping to work on something to do with Bayonetta this year. As they had NO outlay costs, all copies sold was pure income.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Super Mario 3D World (Wii U):

@BossBattles The Wii U IS 'next gen' The term "next gen' basically means anything that is released at least 2 years after the previous product.

Also, in what way is this game NOT 'next gen', but Knack is? Nothing on either of the other two consoles has convinced many industry experts that a true 'next gen' game has been released on either of them. The main reason being, the same titles are also being released on both the 360 and PS4, thereby showing, that the game could easily have been released on the previous consoles alone.



akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

@Quorthon The exact reply one would expect from a Sony fan boy. It has been well documented that Nintendo has the largest amount of reserves out of the 3. Microsoft as a whole, certainly is worth more, however their gaming division is loosing them money left right and centre.

Sony had to sell of more than two thirds of the whole company, just to bring the PS4 to the market. One of its biggest games so far was Drive Club, and that was a disaster for an online game.

Devs having problems getting the best out of consoles for the first year or so is true, if they are brand new technology. However, both Sony and Microsoft chose to use PC architecture, so Devs cannot, and have not used that as an excuse.

There has been nothing released on either PS4 or Xbox1 that IS next gen, as the titles are also released on the previous machines. This year alone, the Wii U has had a higher meta critic score, overall for its titles than the other 2. Nintendo was announced developer of the year. Mario Kart 8 was announced sports/driving game of the year.

Many people, mainly associated with Microsoft and Sony, have been asking for Nintendo to take its games multi platform. Why, because they offer a unique experience that you can only play on their machines. Taking their games multi platform would diminish the worth of those games, and why you will never see them on another console.

At time of writing, the Vita may have had more games announced for next year. Does that actually mean there will be more games? Of course not. Nintendo has already said it has games in the works, but are not prepared to announce them yet. As for the 3DS failing, you are delusional, and the Japanese sales alone bare that out. Actually, the Wii U is the best selling home console in Japan from the latest figures.

I have far better things to do than waste time and energy trying to understand you. Playing with my daughters, and playing unique games on my Wii U, and for everything else, I gave my gaming PC. Best of both worlds.



akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

@Quorthon Where you get your info from is beyond me. Tbe 3DS sold over 3 million units in Japan alone last year. The new 3DS has got off to a massive start, with supplies running out in days. The Xbox1 has hardly done well in Japan, even the VC of Microsoft Japan has resigned, out of embarrassment.

VGChartz are notoriously way off with their figures, and live in a make believe world. We already know Smash has sold at least 2 million consoles in North America alone. Bayonetta 2 was NEVER going to be a big seller, it is a niche market. But, by having it as a Wii U exclusive, has meant people that want/wanted to play the sequel, bought a Wii U. I had a PS4 until a month ago. Apart from The Last of Us, which I claim to be the best video game of all time, there was/is nothing to play. Also, many many devs are having the same problem as the Xbox, they are having massive problems getting games running in native 1080p and @60FPS, something the 360 and PS3 did a better job at.

Nintendo have had a very long way to catch up to the infrastructure of the other two, in terms of multi-player, HD games, as the Wii U is their first true multi-player console, and their first HD console. In the time they have had, they have come a long way, and their investment for the future is amazing. They are finally starting to spend some of their massive reserves, instead of just leaving it in the bank earning interest. As of now, there are ovef 500 Independent companies working on Wii U titles. Add to this 1st and 2nd party, tneir new GARAGE companies, of which there are around 5, there are more than enough games to last the Wii U until 2017, when their next console is likely to hit the market. The lack of true 3rd party is a blow, but out of the three, Nintendo is the only one that has the money to turn things around.....FACT. Sony has sold off all it's high street centres, half of it's music industry, and closed down 2 office building. They have also sold of their laptop division, all to try and get some money back, as the PS4 will not show a return for another year or so. The Xbox is now looking at another 2 years before showing a return, what with their latest price reduction.

As Peter Molyneux and Cliff Belzinski both said, anyone who writes Nintendo off, does so at their peril.



akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

@electrolite77 Actually, Nintendo cluld afford to loose around 270 million dollors a year fkr the next 12 years with their reserves. Obviously shareholders would not allow this, just making a point. Also, last gen, PS3 was in third place up until the end of 2013, but does anyone think the PS3 was/is a flop? Nintendo absolutely trumped tbe last gen, with a vastly under powered console. With Microsoft and Sony both saying their consoles have a 10 year life span, they have given Nintendo the upper hand already. If they launch the next home console sometime in 2017, that will give them at least, 5-8 years on the others. Also, with Nintendo consoles having a 5 year life span usually, they would be launching their next console around the same time the other two would be launching theirs.

3rd party devs are going to come drooling back to Nintendo with their next console, and if it is a success, that momentum will continue into their next console, and the other two will be playing catch-up. Microsoft are the first console developer in history, to reduce the price of its console 3 times in its first year. This was not done because of massive sales, it was done out of necessity. Nintendo could reduce the price of the Wii U by say, 50 U.K. pounds, and they will fly off the shelves. There have been more Xbox1's traded in to CEX and Game in the U.K., then any other console, that is a worrying thought for Microsoft.



akaDv8R commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

@TrueWiiMaster I have a top end gaming PC, and I can tell you, 4k gaming at a decent frame rate, minimal 30FPS is some way off yet. PC magazing did an experiment recently, using the most powerful HOME computer that can be created. They tried running some 4k capabke games, and the highest frame rate they achieved was around 12FPS. Maybe in 3-4 years, but certainly not nkw, or in the near future.

Also, both Sony and Mjcrosoft have stated on many occasions, their consoles have a life span of 10 years, and it easily feasible, with the tech they have inside them. Although they were outdated becore they even came to the market, devs will find ways of getting more and more out of the machines. Nintendo home consoles typically have a 5 year life span, so mid to late 2017 is likely when we will get to see their next console. I believe Nintendo will stick with what they have done fkr years, and think outside the box, and come up with innovative ideas. I do however, think that this time, they will talk to devs about what they want to see in the new machine, so they can produce games for it. In the past, Nintendo have created the machine, and then told the devs to do the best they can, whixh is actually how it should be. Console developers shoild not be dictated to by software devs. They just want machines that are easy to produce for, and that can make them the biggest return. Is it really asking too much for devs to have to learn how to produce for new technology? For a lot of devs, wno produce the same crap year after year, they and we know who they are, their jobs are easy enougn as it is. Do we all not strive to learn more, use our imagination more and achieve better?



akaDv8R commented on Reminder: Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe ...:

Finally had a total of 10726 points. Cannot believe I have spent that much on digital downloads alone in just 2 years. Oh well, it was great whilst it lasted.

I think they should have kept it going for those that got new systems over the holidays, as a small thanks. I am sure they would appreciate it, as many of us have.



akaDv8R commented on Review: Mass Effect 3 (Wii U):

In answer to the guy who said Bioware had dev kits early enough to have created a Mass Effect Trilogy fkr Wii U. In actual fact, they only got the dev kits 6 months before the console launched. In my opinion, I think they did a great job of creating a version for the Wii U. I played it on my 360, and can say that I believe the Wii U version is superior in a few ways. Also, how can you say Zombie U was/is a crap game? Of all the horror genre titles I have ever played, it stands out as being one of the best. Again, Ubisoft, and virtually all other devs for that matter, only got dev kits around 6 months before the Wii U launched. So, to learn how to programme the console, find out it's strength and weakness points, and to create a brand new IP in 6 months, I think they did an amazing job with Zombie U.

However, as we all now know, we have been shafted many times by Ubishfted, and lied to. Putting back the release date fkr the Wii U version by another 6 months, so they can make even more use of the Game Pad. Wrong, real reason, if they had released at the same time as the other versions, they would have been going up against MK8, which they certainly did not want. When they finally decided to release it, they chose the perfect time so as ro get the least amount kf sales. Releasing between Hyrule Warriors and Smash, gives them more reason to say. 'Nintendo owners DO NOT play mature games'. Well Ubishafted, if you did not lie, actually created titles for the Wii U from the ground up, instead of putting ankther version through the Unity 2.0 engine, and then just touching up the edges, people might actually buy your software. Also, you claimed that sales of AC4 were quite low. At the time you made that statement, the Wii U version had already sold more than 200,000 more than the Xbox1 version..... see, yet another lie/exchse.



akaDv8R commented on Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters ...:

In Europe anyway, the patch to fix the sound on the Game Pad has been out for quite a few months. I have been dipping into Giana Sisters every so often, and usually play it on the Game Pad. The path fixed the sound perfectly, and like I said, has been about for a few months now. Maybe some people shoukd check the Miierse official posts every now nd then, it was announced way back.



akaDv8R commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@kobashi100 Exactly what makes Xbox1 next gen, and Wii U last gen? Wii U has dual screen support, never been done before. 2 player local and multi player, each with their own screen, never been done before. Asynchronous multi player, never been done before. Also, it is the ONLY console that is bavkwardly compatible. Nintendo is the only company of the 3 to have enough reserves, to wait out, until the launch of their next console, which is typically every 5 years.

Time and time again, devs are declaring they are finding it almost impossible to maintain native 1080p @60FPS, and the Xbox1 is the hardest to achieve this on, because, as a lot of devs say, 'bottle necking'. They simply cannot process the amount of data needed to achieve these resolutions and FPS, due to the processor not being able to handle the amount of data at the same time.

Nintendo could have dropped their price this holiday, but unlike certain companies, they don't just drop something because sales are not what they expected (Kinect 2.0). A lot of people don't realise that Independent devs, ARE 3rd party developers, of which the Wii U currently has around 500 Independent devs developing software for the Wii U. Some of the latest e-shop titles have been of a quality, easily comparable to traditional 3rd party titles, and in some cases better. It is no small surprise Nintendo was voted developer of the year recently. It has been the same for years, and will continue for some time, that when it comes to creating INNOVATIVE and FUN titles, Nintendo are streets ahead. EA and Activision keep churning out remakes of the same game, year after year,. Nintendo releases Mario and MK games quite often also, the difference is, they always make changes to the formula, and expand the series in other ways.



akaDv8R commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@Joruus_Cbaoth I thought you were serious when you mentioned TitanFall and Dead Rising 3. Dead Rising 3 is one of the worst games I have ever played, and not open world as advertised. TitalFall is just CRAP, simple as. They couldn`t even get the multi-player correct, fighting against Bots!!!! The Wii U also has the highest rated Metacritic games of all 3 consoles to date. Did not see TitanFall or Advanced Warfare win any awards the other night. When it comes to making enjoyable, glitch free games, Nintendo is still the best, and rightly won Developer of the Year.

Having said all that, my favourite game of all time is The Last of Us. It will be a while before anything beats that game, for me anyway.



akaDv8R commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@Quorthon Wow, there really is no way of having an intelligent debate with someone who believes they are always correct, and fail to do any proper research.

You site Wikipedia as a source of information lol. I can add info to that database, and people will think it is true. As for Unreal 4,you might want to check some info with Shinen and at least 2 other developers. The Wii U bundles have been reported to have increased sales also, and I am sure the same is true for the PS4.

Now, go and play on your 'non existent' Xbox1, and leave Wii U owners to play some amazing titles. Obviously you won't be playing them as you said the Wii U is under powered, and won't run the games you obviously play!!!!!!!

Me, I am going to add some extra info to Wikipedia, I mean, it has to be true. I know you will reply in a sarcastical way, but I really cannot be bothered to respond to someone with the intelligence of a chimpanzee, although that is an insult to primates.



akaDv8R commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@Quorthon If your idea of next gen is the tech inside the consoles, then none of them are next gen. In all 3, the specs were decided on at least a year ahead of release, which makes their technology out of date even before release.

Point of fact. Nintendo stated only a couple of week ago that they had SOLD 7.92 million consoles. Microsoft have not given out their actual sold numbers, only their shipped numbers, something they got into trouble for a while ago.

There are a few companies using the latest Unreal engine, who are developing for the Wii U, as some are also using the latest CryEngine.

As for the other points, we will obviously never agree, and only time will tell. Personally, the best outcome for me would be for all 3 consoles to do well, as the winner then is the consumer. In MY opinion, and it is only MY opinion, I have the best of both worlds. A Wii U for exclusives and top notch Independent titles, and my gaming PC for everything else. But to be honest, running Titanfall at over 90FPS still could not make it a game worth playing lol.



akaDv8R commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

Fanboyism coming from an Xbox owner, that is funny. Up until 2 weeks ago I had a PS4, and still have a gaming PC that trances over all the consoles. Microsoft have been in trouble before by stating consoles SHIPPED as consoles SOLD. The money to buy out the Minecraft creators actually came from the other 2 thirds of the Microsoft company.

As for the Xbox1 being vastly more powerful than the Wii U is very debatable. A lot of devs are having trouble getting games running at native 1080p @60FPS, something the 360 did better. Also, in terms of money, it is well know fact that the Xbox1 was not going to make a profit for at least 2 years, and after 3 price cuts, that period has been extended.

Lastly, and this can be layed at the feet of the PS4 also. What is next gen about either of those consoles? The Wii U actually can be classed as next gen to a degree. Off TV play, asynchronous multi-player, local multi-player with a screen each for two players. None of these have been done before. Also, the Wii U is backwards compatible, something the other 2 stupidly left out.

I will be one of the first to say when I believe Nintendo do something wrong. Should never have used the name Wii in this console. Party and cross game chat should have been implemented, far more aggressive advertising. It is fine to have billions in reserves, but you have to spend money to get the information out to potential customers.

Lastly, I don't mind admitting the best game I have ever played....... The Last of Us on PS4. I may be a lot of things, but a fanboy is most certainly not one of them.



akaDv8R commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@BarryDunne Not just best Playstation game, but in my opinion, without doubt, one of the best video games ever created. The storyline, action, art direction and sound, added to perfect gameplay made it the game it is. In MY opinion, it is going to take an awesome game to beat, or come close to the enjoyment I had playing it on PS4.



akaDv8R commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@Quorthon You might want to check your figures again. Xbox1 has not over taken Wii U in sales. There is almost a million unit gap between them still. You should stop getting your info from vgcharts. Also, it was announced at the end of last year that, Microsoft is looking to off load the Xbox franchise, as it is loosing them so much money each week. As for CEO's, Microsoft is a multi business company, and has a CEO for each section, and the other 2 thirds cannot keep bailing out the console division. There have been quite a few bids, with Warner Bros. being the largest. As for the Vita, I never said there was NO games being released, I stated as have Sony virtually, that they have all but given up with the Vita.



akaDv8R commented on Amazon UK Offers Bargain Prices to Shift Its W...:

Off topic slightly, but still ~Wii U related. To the wonderful ladies and gentleman at NL, is there anyway to get opinions to the guys at Nintendo that REALLY matter, and that could make a CHANGE? Firstly, the PR team for Europe (GB at least) are doing nothing what-so-ever. Why oh why has there not been mass advertising for Smash for the Wii U in the past few weeks? I have not seen one advert. However, I have seen countless ads for both the Xbox1 and PS4.

Seriously, they need to market the console and games aggressively, especially at this time of year. They should be letting people know that it is HD, has amazing exclusive games you simply cannot get anywhere else, it is backwards compatible and has a large VC collection, and also an amazing e-shop lineup. Is it because Nintendo does not consider the UK to be important enough to actually promote their console and games? I remember Mr Iwata saying before MK 8 was released, that there would be TV adverts before and for a long time after its release.

They are sitting on an absolute fortune, which is just earning them interest in the bank. They need to start spending some of their wealth if they want people to know more about the Wii U and its games lineup. There are still many many people out there that think the Game Pad is an add-on for the original Wii!!!!! Two years after its release, this should not be the case, and I seriously wonder at times, if Iwata should move aside, and make room for a younger person, who is more in touch with what gamers want, and how to get their message(s) to the masses.



akaDv8R commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@Quorthon How long has the Vita been out compared to the Wii U? Also, totally different market. When it comes to the Vita, even Sony have basically given up, with virtually no first party games being released, and very little 3rd party. Compared to the 3DS family, which is what it should be compared to, it is an absolute failure. Despite being more powerful then the 3DS family, it still failed to strike the right note with the paying public. Why? Games, quality games, and a steady stream of them.

As for the Vita being used like the Gamepad as a second screen. That was simply a knee jerk reaction from Sony, who after seeing the Gamepad in action, quickly tacked on the feature to the PS4. In fact, it was roughly 3 months before release that the Vita streaming was implemented. I have has a PS4, and apart from The Last of US, which for me is one of the finest games ever made, it really holds nothing for me, which is why I sold it. The Xbox1 for me is a non-runner. Three price cuts in its first year is unheard of until now. Also, the piece of tech Microsoft was going to change games forever, Kinect 2.0, was dropped like a lead balloon. Also, with Warner Bros. coming in with such a massive bid for the Xbox franchise, it is not going to be long before Microsoft no longer owns the brand. Most of their top CEO`s believe they should sell it while they can still make a profit.



akaDv8R commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Use The Wii U GamePad?:

@Samurai_Goroh Exactly what I said a while ago. An extra 6 months to come up with amazing new ways to use the Gamepad, and we get..........OFF TV play and an interactive map, please, be serious.

I would respect Ubishafted more if they were honest. Real reason for the delay, it would have been going up against MK8. Also, they claim
they had a finished game, waiting to ship, around 5 months ago. They were waiting for the install base to rise a bit. Well, it has gone up by around 1.4 million since then, and still no release. If they had a finished game, they would have put it out to recover a large part of their investment.

They are looking to become EA v2.0. Just remember Ubishafted, EA were voted worst company in America 3 years running, you are facing the same if you don`t go back to being the great company that actually cared about its customers.



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.