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bouncer0304

bouncer0304

Female, United Kingdom

Lady gamer, Fibromyalgia fighter. Proud to be both :-)

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Mon 12th November, 2012

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#3

bouncer0304 commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I bet if screenshots were allowed someone would say "oh that's offensive" and would end up with the whole thing being shut down. Although still allowing image share contradicts what they're doing- either allow it or completely stop it (would rather see it allowed but there you are). It's frustrating. Hoping we'll get an answer soon. The very least they should do is allow you to link directly to the upload on their website though.

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#5

bouncer0304 commented on Nintendo UK Details The 3DS & 2DS "Made For Pl...:

So no Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales then? Whoever is in charge of this "tour" should be sacked and replaced with someone who knows that there's more to the UK than just England. This happened last year as well. And they wonder why sales are down when they need to be grabbing people from ALL OVER the UK and not a select area to promote their games and consoles. I hope those who go enjoy but to cut 3/4 of the UK is barmy :O Maybe the rest of us should do a day boycott of not buying Nintendo products to show them all of the UK matters and not just one part of it :-(

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#6

bouncer0304 commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

I've seen this series before and some of these kids are really smart. Thing is, in 20 years time, i can see the next generation being unimpressed with the Gamecube (i know shocking but true). It just goes to show how far technology's progressed but i think it's good they're showing them technology from the past as it's educating them and showing them how we got where we are today. Some of the reactions are funny though and i bet we'd be the same if we were their age as well :-D

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#9

bouncer0304 commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copie...:

Excellent news! I too often use the gamepad when my sister watches something on tv or dvd/bluray and thoroughly enjoy it. I did play it on tv last night and again gawped at the lovely graphics- i'm not a graphic fanatic but it looks beautiful <3 I really like the gamepad and it's served me very well, especially when i came out of hospital back in April. Rayman legends was a joy to play and kept me thoroughly entertained but i do need to finish it :-P
Christmas for the Wii U is looking brilliant- with MK8, 3D land, Wii Sports club physical release, Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros, i can imagine this year the slogan will be something like "a console for everyone and anyone who loves games." MK8 will probably pick up again for the summer holidays then just before Christmas. It looks like things are finally moving for the Wii U and i for one am pleased about that :-)

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#11

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Forming Your Own StreetPass Meet-Up Group:

@Windy Thanks very much. Sounds like you had it rough as well :-( I have two choices- cry myself into a puddle (which was ugly ;-P) or do my best to be happy as i can. I'm feeling crap at the moment but i could be much worse. I have an amazing sister so i'm lucky. I'm on new meds but nothing so far. Hoping it'll kick in soon. My mam had chemotherapy and i saw what that did to her so it's good to see you're okay (or as well as you can be). Thanks for your concern though lovely :-)

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#12

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Forming Your Own StreetPass Meet-Up Group:

I'm part of Streetpass South Wales and it's great fun. The Mario Kart 8 one was fantastic but this month it's more of a mini meet. I'm popping in as i won't have much time but it's nice to just say hi. My hat goes off to the leaders of my group but recently i was asked to take the reigns of the twitter account! Since my fibromyalgia stops me from doing the big stuff, i'm able to help in this small way. I basically just remind people of meetings and i've been sharing different videos most days just so there's something going on. The guy running the group is happy with it but he's my back up in case i get really ill at any point. Right now i'm not too good but it keeps me going so i don't mind.
I love my group and i'm so glad to have been a part of it for the last year. It's nice to share my hobby with other people and it brings a lot of joy to us all. As long as it's run right and you go with someone you know, then there shouldn't be a problem You're all there for the same reason so go have some fun and make some new friends.

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#13

bouncer0304 commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

It may look a little odd but as long as they a) don't charge for it and b) doesn't have stats which makes it stupidly overpowered then i don't mind it. It's harmless fun and optional so if you don't want it, don't download it- simple!

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#14

bouncer0304 commented on E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag ...:

Well skylanders vary between £8.99 and £11.99 and Infinity is roughly £11.99. If they're £8.99 then they'll do well but Nintendo need to stress that they can be used in other games which will make them more appealing in the long run.

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#17

bouncer0304 commented on E3 2014: Getting To Grips With Amiibo, Nintend...:

@MrWalkieTalkie it has been confirmed that they will work with Captain Toad. Someone said it on twitter earlier (can't remember who) but they'll work which is nice. I'm 27 and i too can't wait to buy them! I'm starting to save money now ready for Christmas. Jesus, between these, Bayonetta, Smash bros 3ds, fantasy life plus a few others, i'm gonna be broke. Then again, i could always ask my family to buy some for me for Christmas.
What i like most is that you can use them in other games aswell. I'd like to play with Infinity and Skylanders but you need the figures to complete the games which is wrong. What i like with these is that they're add ons so that any game which uses them is complete already. If you want them great, if not, no worries, your play experience won't be affected. It seems to me Nintendo actually got the idea of those chips and evolved it into this. I wonder if Nintendo will release another game similar to the toybox mode (is that what it's called?) in infinity? Only time will tell but if they are sensible with these figures, they could go very far!

EDIT: Just watched the amiibo video on the eshop and it says on there. They'll also be used in Mario Party 10 and Yoshi's wolly world.

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#20

bouncer0304 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

It'll be easier just to patch it out. Sorry to be a bore but as soon as this starts to be widely used in online races, it'll become a race to see who can master the fire hop and then it'll be a case of if you can't use it you'll be last. People will always work out ways to insure they can use it in online races. Patch it before people go and stay offline!

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#21

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

Finally had mine at 1:15PM. Luckily my dad was home so he signed for it. I went to an event today and despite only 15 minutes practice, i won one race and came 2nd in my group. Really proud of that too! Done the mushroom and flower cups and uploaded a few reels on youtube. Just a pity the delivery overshadows an amazing game.

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#22

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

So, zero contact from Nintendo despite me emailing them and yodel only telling me because i found them on Twitter. At least they had the decency to tell me but honestly, why deliver when most people will be out attending these events. I will be phoning Nintendo first thing tomorrow morning demanding to know why the whole things been a massive mess!

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#23

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@smikey that's bull. Nintendo sent out an email and they GUARANTEED that it would be delivered today, so they and they alone are responsible since they are the ones who have promised it and they have broken their word, hence they have to compensate because they have failed to deliver the goods when they said they would. In times like this. Under the distance selling regulation, "A contract must be carried out within the time limits agreed with the customer, as stated in your terms and conditions." Since they have agreed a time for it to be delivered and it has not turned up you can rightfully say they have failed you. http://dshub.tradingstandards.gov.uk/dsrexplained Go give them hell!

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#24

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

You jammy so and sos! Mine's STILL saying it's at the centre and has been since 12:57 am yet earlier it said it was in transit :-( Really not impressed at all with this! Starting to worry now since yodel are bit and miss with other orders...

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#25

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@smikey seriously though, give Nintendo a ring and tell them THEY have broken a contract with you as an email is classed as a contract so they now have to compensate you somehow. You could infact demand a full refund and still have the item since they are the ones who broke the contract and not you! My dad's been a union rep for over 20 years so luckily i'm pretty good with stuff like that :-) Go give Nintendo hell, although not the person you speak to so much since it's not their fault.

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#26

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@Marshi sorry to hear that. :-( I'd phone Nintendo and demand them to explain why the whole process has been a mess! Infact, i'd demand a full refund aswell since they have broken their promise to you so phone them and give them hell! @smikey nothing yet, still says it's at the service centre :-/ I need to go out but my dad'll be in so there's no excuse! How do you add the text option? Would be handy for future reference!

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#27

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@Marshi good news, just had this:

"You will have recently received your dispatch confirmation detailing delivery of your Mario Kart 8 product on or before the 03/06/2014. We’re sorry for any confusion that this may have caused. However, we are delighted to inform you that your order for Mario Kart 8 has been dispatched on a next day delivery service. We expect delivery of your order to be made tomorrow on the release date 30/05/2014."

They had to say something really, although my Yodel thing is STILL saying awaiting collection. Either it's broken or Nintendo haven't sent it yet. Hoping Yodel will deliver early as they usually do when i've had items in the past from them.

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#28

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@smikey i know people have a go at Game but from my experience, they have been great. Only once i was missing a free gift and my local store not only gave me one, but Game themselves delivered another one to me as an apology. I gave the spare to my sister but it was a nice gesture. Apart from that, they've never been late and have always been good if i have a problem. Shopto are also excellent- i ordered Mario Golf from them on launch date and didn't expect it until Monday. I had it Saturday morning despite ordering it at half 1 in the afternoon. There was a computer error which lead to it being ordered twice but one quick phonecall, which was answered in about 3 seconds, everything was sorted out. While the guy has been polite at Nintendo , since bless him it's not his fault, the way it's been handled has been dreadful. I don't think many will use them for pre-order again- i certainly won't! And yes, Yodel are STILL saying it's awaiting collection....

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#30

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@Marshi no haven't had anything. I'm gathering so many people complained they've had to say something to ease people's worries. My yodel code doesn't work so that's worrying me a little....

EDIT: It now works but says "Waiting. Your parcel is awaiting collection." So basically they have LIED again by saying it's been dispatched! Seriously poor behaviour and will not use them again for pre-order. Game will get my custom from now on. They've never let me down before...

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#31

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@Marshi finally had an email saying "dispatched" with an estimated date "of on or before 3rd of June" which is poor to me. Those saying "oh people won't remember this next year," the problem is when you're ordering from an official website you expect to at least have them send it before everyone else, especially when customers from play/amazon/shopto have had their copies since Tuesday and Wednesday. It doesn't help that shops are even breaking the launch date yet loyal customers like myself have been let down badly. Seriously doubt i'll pre-order with them again and it seems many other unhappy customers are saying the same and clogging up their timeline on twitter with complaints. I'm just hoping Yodel will be good as they have been in the past with me. If i don't get anything by 5PM tomorrow (that's when they finish delivering up our way), Nintendo had better be ready for mine and loads more angry emails...

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#33

bouncer0304 commented on Miiverse Tells the Tale of a Broken Mario Kart...:

@smikey i contacted Nintendo and a helpful rep said that the despatch date was basically when it should arrive and not when they will be shipping, so basically a mistake. I did suggest to them though to alter this . Still checking but still awaiting dispatch. Like you, if i don't get mine Friday, then they can forget any other orders and i'll be firing off another email asking why it hasn't come when being promised it would. I am getting nervous now though and slightly annoyed since amazon, play and other places have delivered quite a few people's orders now. Was hoping they'd maybe send it early though but as long as it arrives by Friday, then i'm happy. Really enjoying the videos aswell :-)

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#34

bouncer0304 commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

@unrandomsam i actually ordered through the online Nintendo store and seeing the estimated dispatch date as the day of release got me worried. Read someone else was worried too but basically it'll be delivered then, so an error really. This is the first time i've ordered from Nintendo directly so no idea how it'll go. I'm hoping it'll come Thursday as i'm out Friday morning and i'd HATE to miss my package since, like most others on here, i've waited two years for this game to arrive. Oh, Firday is SOOOO close AND far away aswell. Depressing really....

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#35

bouncer0304 commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

@gameboy1975 basically, when you buy Mario Kart 8 digitally or physically, then you can choose one game from a selection of ten games including WindWaker, Pikmin and the Wonderful 101. These are digital downloads and the offer is available until the end of July. Basically, for £40, you're getting two games for the price of one. Really tempted by TW101 but still unsure of the controls. Still maybe worth a punt for nothing since i don't mind paying for Pikmin or Windwaker. Others don't appeal to me but good to see a broad selection available.

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#36

bouncer0304 commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

I was worried since i saw this on my account on Nintendo's store:

Status: Awaiting Despatch
Dispatch Date Est: 30/05/2014

Naturally i fired an email to them at about 6:50PM, and have just had this response:

"Thank you for your message.We can confirm that payment for your order has been taken and it is now currently awaiting dispatch from our warehouse. We anticipate that all orders for Mario Kart 8 should be received either before or on the date of release (May 30th).Please check your online store account later for updates from our team and any change in status to your order.Thank you for using our online store and hope you continue to shop with us for all your Nintendo product needs!Should you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us."

So just an error then- phew! So excited now! Great customer service aswell :-)

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#37

bouncer0304 commented on Nintendo Download: 29th May (Europe):

@outburst correct me if i'm wrong but isn't €50 roughly the same as £39.99 or am i getting it wrong? (I live in the UK so am a bit rusty on these things) Still annoying though when you miss a good deal- i often say "oh i'll wait a bit" then it's gone lol! The main question here is how do they expect people to buy download copies when a) the cost £10 more than physical and b) they are also tied to the console and NOT an account. Nintendo really need to sort out their eshop sooner rather than later. For retail games the price should either be the same as online stores like amazon/shopto/game etc or about £5 cheaper. Why should a digital copy cost MORE than a physical one? If they altered those two things i'd bite but for now, unless it's a special offer, i'm mainly a physical disc and cartridge lady.

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#38

bouncer0304 commented on Nintendo Download: 29th May (Europe):

Some good bargains there but seriously Nintendo, £49.99 for Mario Kart 8?! £10 MORE than a physical release?! Glad i pre ordered mine online now! So excited since the money was taken out Saturday :-D

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#39

bouncer0304 commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

OH DEAR GOD NO- THAT'S IT, IT'S RUINED! I'M CANCELLING MY ORDER!!!!!

Seriously though, doesn't bother me too much. Really looking forward to it now- Nintendo took money from my account earlier so i'm expecting an email soon from them. Friday can't come soon enough!

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#40

bouncer0304 commented on The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Ut...:

I had a feeling they were going to do something like that. I just hope it's not mandatory as that will put a lot of the series fans. Hopefully they will enhance the experience rather than be mandatory like extra trophies and add on characters. This E3 is shaping up to be one of the best Nintendo have done for years!

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#41

bouncer0304 commented on Video: This "Upside-Down Test" Mario Kart 8 Co...:

@Genesaur they have to do that under the law. No doubt if they didn't someone would try to pull something aswell. Unless of course they show the bundle where the game is included...
Anyway, good advert. Nothing cheesy about it at all. Hopefully in the UK there will be adverts on ITV/Channel 4/ Dave etc. Haven't seen anything yet but when 3D world was out, they did make some effort. Hoping the UK advert isn't cheesy or people will just ignore it. Then again, it's doing well in the pre order sections of most websites.

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#42

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Getting Into The Swing Of Mario Golf: W...:

@ThomasBW84 I figured that in the schedule sections, the number of days left is relating to when the tournaments launch and not when they finish. So a tournament with 2 days left and Wednesday's date is basically when it's going to start. I think only so many will be available at one time but it's daft to show so many knowing full well people can't enter them yet making them think that time's running out- why not show them a week in advance instead? Also, there's no clear explanation anywhere stating that information. I've come across others who've had the same problem so maybe it's worth mentioning in the guide? I know it seems simple now but i have to say that i've found that things haven't been explained all too well in some parts which is a shame. It just made me think i'd missed something important like clothing. Thanks for your help though!

EDIT: I should also.add the reason i got confused was because the active tournaments had how many days there were left and it looked like the scheduled ones had already started by showing how many days it had left aswell. So basically, the active ones show how many days there are until it ends which the schedule tournaments show how many days until they start. A small note in the manual would have helped though!

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#43

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Getting Into The Swing Of Mario Golf: W...:

@ThomasBW84 i've just had a thought- you know the tournaments under schedule, are the dates and time relating to when these tournaments start and not end and that's why i can't access them ye? Have i been completely daft and misread the whole thing?

@boywundr Don't worry about it! I've found things needed to be explained better, and truthfully, the manual on the cartridge doesn't explain things well. Glad you're enjoying it!

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#44

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Getting Into The Swing Of Mario Golf: W...:

@ThomasBW84 i'm now confused- i completed the three championships but i can't access courses like Yoshi Lake or Cheep Cheep Lagoon. Also, as i said before, despite me unlocking the three main courses, i can't play any of the handicap tournaments at all in the Eurpoean tournaments for those. I can see them when i select schedule but only two are coming up as being available. Again in the world tour only one is available for me to play despite there being another three being available under schedule.
In the Mario Open section, under tournaments, i have a few available, but again there are several under schedule which i can't access. However, one of these courses is Peach Gardens and i have unlocked that as i've just completed a challenge and got a Birdo costume by completing a timed challenge. The two tournaments (fixed character and coin rush) for that course are unavailable to play and it's frustrating that there is no clear explination as to how to be able to play the courses under schedule!
Am i being completely thick or is it a case of this not being explained very well? I can't be the only one who's hit a brick wall and can't seem to go forward at all? Have i missed something?

EDIT- i misunderstood about the Mario Courses- i've now unlocked Yoshi's lake by doing the challenges and getting star coins, however, i still can't play some of the tournaments which is giving me a headache. What's the point of putting these tournaments up if people can't enter them?! There's clothing and items i really want but no way to play the tournaments which offer clothing/items as play through prizes! Have i completely lost it, being really stupid or am i right in saying that there should have been some sort of proper explanation? That's the only thing that's spoiling this game is it's lack of explanations on how to unlock certain tournaments, otherwise an excellent game overall!

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#45

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Getting Into The Swing Of Mario Golf: W...:

I've just had another look and one of the ones on the Mario Golf quick play tournaments is Cheep Cheep Lagoon which i haven't played yet. Think i need to get cracking and unlock those courses since the time on them is nearing its end. One thing i've noticed is that the courses you unlock in game will offer clothing as a play prize while the dlc only offers the winner coins, which means it'll be unlikely that someone will miss out on clothing by not downloading dlc which is a good thing since some can't/won't download for whatever reason. I only wish that had been explained better as i'm guessing i won't be the only one to make that mistake.

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#46

bouncer0304 commented on Guide: Getting Into The Swing Of Mario Golf: W...:

Question- when i enter the Mario Golf section, i go into tournements and there's a few available. However, there's a shedule section and despite these being active, i can't play them meaning i can't get the items for each one. This also applies to the ones in the castle club too. Is this because i haven't unlocked those courses yet (for example Yoshi lake)? It doesn't say anywhere about this so am at a slight loss. Thanks!

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#47

bouncer0304 commented on Nintendo Download: 1st May (Europe):

Cave story only £6? Considering people charge a fortune for the boxed version this sounds excellent to me! Demos seem good too. Good week for the 3ds in general which is nice!

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#48

bouncer0304 commented on North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Dow...:

Sounds interesting and i'm sure you guys will get some amazing stuff. Us Brits have had the same stuff for years- who still uses DSI points?! I wish we could get downloads over here as that would be a better use for my stars. I did recently get the 3d world soundtrack which is awesome and cost 3000 stars so not sure how that translates into coins. I'm hoping the UK store gets a makeover too- i'd love to see soundtracks of games added but it's taken Nintendo this long to add a second soundtrack cd so doubt that will happen any time soon!