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bouncer0304

bouncer0304

Female, United Kingdom

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

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#1

bouncer0304 commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

@SockoMario @TeeJay from reports i've read from previews, they've said that the 3ds version is better to grasp and more accessible due to having less buttons to worry about. Having played Brawl with the pro controller, there are quite a lot of combos and buttons (simple things like punch i get but i always mess up what each stick does) and truth be told, an interactive tutorial would have been welcome but making it skipable for the older fans and yes, many newcomers have said exactly the same acroos multiple forums i've been on (no a brisk 90 second video is not enough sorry). In fact, at my last streetpass meeting where we had massive Smash Bros event with Brawl and Melee on the go, even those who have played for years agreed with me on that point. Again playing with the wiimote was so uncomfortable, slow and awkward for me personally and just felt unnatural for a fighting game. As for the gamecube controller, same problem as the pro controller sadly.
I'm hoping the 3ds one will finally be the one since i'm comfortable with the 3ds and know the layout so well so no i won't just "forget it." There's no need to scoff at someone who finds the other versions tricky thank you. If you guys can pick it up easily then that's great (i love watching event videos and always get jealous at how they can do those combos so easily) but please don't put those of us down who have had trouble with past versions please. Even Sakurai himself stated he wanted the 3ds controls to be simple enough for new comers to understand and stand a chance at winning and wanted to go back to basics since this would be the first Smash Bros for many people, hence the simple layout for the 3ds version which i've seen in the treehouse videos at E3. I've wanted to join in for so long but no matter how i try i just can't get on with the console versions :-( The 3ds version is looking like the one that'll finally allow me to have a decent time in the very least. As long as i can have some fun and enjoy myself, that's all i want :-) Surely i'm not the only one?

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#3

bouncer0304 commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Kinda reminds me of the the Callaway kits and clubs in Mario Golf world tour. Yes it's a sponsorship deal but it's free and can be ignored if need be. Don't forget you'll have to update it otherwise there'll be no more online play.

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#4

bouncer0304 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

Nintendo desperately needs to get the unified account system up and running. It's been promised for so long now it's not even funny. They also need to put every NES, SNES and GBA game on the 3ds VC as well and allow cross buy like Sony does. Finally, unlike the PS+, should Nintendo ever allow a pay monthly subscription, any games should be allowed to be kept. You've already paid for them and should be allowed to keep playing them even if you end it. I think another major system update is coming soon- maybe after the next direct?

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#5

bouncer0304 commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

Expect an update in the next week or so. While i don't mind homebrew i don't like it when there's piracy involved. While the person here has clearly stated that it won't run pirated games, somebody will exploit this code and add it in. I hate region locking too but i guarantee that if this is used when the next update is used, it won't work and could mess up your system. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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#6

bouncer0304 commented on Touch Detective Funghi Rhythm Could be Delight...:

Damn that's catchy! Never say never though- remember chibi robot, Ezuma eleven and now Fantasy life and Yokai watch? They said those wouldn't be released but they are in the UK. I would like to see a release. It'll probably be on the eshop if it came over here but with the likes of Theatrhythm, i think it would do quite well!

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#9

bouncer0304 commented on Mario Kart 8's Hackers Open Up Over Their Plan...:

For unseen codes and cool bits of info yes. For cheating and piracy, no. I'm glad they haven't decided to wreck it for everyone but sadly others won't be so generous. As long as Nintendo keeps up with its security updates, they stand a chance. I love my Wii U anyway :-)

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#11

bouncer0304 commented on More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in...:

I'm calling it now- with the miis you'll battle people you have streetpassed. The 3ds version is looking great and i'm glad it's not being treated 2nd class.
As for the Wii U, i think what they'll do is focus on the 3ds version then as soon as that is out, the Wii U version will have a massive direct to itself. They haven't forgotten it. I now see though that they were wise to release one version first. There's so much with the 3ds already that adding the Wii U one into the mix at the same time would confuse people. So by doing it this way, they can say wjat is similar but be clear about the differences. All in good time people :-)

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#12

bouncer0304 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

I'm cautiously optimistic. While i love Disney, like Skylanders, you only get to use them in that series but i like the fact you can use amiibo with other games. I hope their use is justified though. Nintendo NEED to stress how they can be used with multiple games and that they are OPTIONAL not essential. Skylanders, for example, you have to have at least one of each element, so 8 altogether, to access all areas of the game. If you want 100% though then all the figures are needed. As someone who has a budget, that turns me off. However, i like the idea with amiibo that i only need to buy them only if i want to and aren't essential but can add some extra fun to games. I will be getting them but again price will be a massive factor- Infinity and Skylanders are roughly £11.99 for the normal size figures. If Nintendo said "look, you can use these across multiple games as optional extras and they'll be £9.99" that is more appealing than the others. They need a good strategy plan this Christmas but with some careful planning and maybe a promo or two, Nintendo could walk away the winner here.

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#14

bouncer0304 commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

Nice to see Mario Kart do so well and when Christmas comes it'll peak once again. I also think the free game helped quite a bit though. But apart from Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors, what else is there retail wise for the Wii U? Zero as far as i can see. NO company can survive like that. Captain Toad being pushed back to will hurt sales as that would have easily appealed to othefs. January is an extremely tight month so pushing it back will sadly hurt sales. Those three games appeal to the "hardcore" and Nintendo fans, but for the average Joe there's nothing of interest.
Next year the Wii U should finally get going, but to repeat the same mistake of the 3ds and take nearly 2 1/2 years to get it going is terrible. What could happen is that people have so much choice games could lose sales. Great to have that choice but bad for the developers.
3ds is looking like it'll be the leading force this year with Smash bros, Theatrhythm, Fantasy life and Disney magical worlds. Four different games that will target four different groups. I want all those but the last two may have to wait as i want Smash and theatrhythm first.
amiibo will definately help but they need to clearly explain to parents that unlike Skylanders/Infinity, they can be used in multiple games and are optional extras only. Make it so it's seen as good value for money! This will be crucial to show that difference as some parents by now have had enough and won't spend any more on these figures.
I'm happy with my Wii U and my 3ds is pretty much sorted until the end of the year but i hope things will pick up for Nintendo despite them being the reason why they've lost so much money!

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#18

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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#20

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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#21

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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#24

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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#26

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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#27

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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#28

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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#29

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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#32

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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#35

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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#36

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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#37

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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#38

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#43

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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#45

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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#46

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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#48

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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#49

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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#50

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.