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datamonkey

datamonkey

Male, 37, United Kingdom

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datamonkey

#1

datamonkey commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

Interested to see exactly what this ends up as but seeing as I've hardly played my Wii U all year I can't help think that these resources may have been better spent on developing games. Though I understand Iwata's desire to grow the business and return to good profits...

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#9

datamonkey commented on Nintendo 64x64: Bangai-O:

Talking of Treasure - didn't they say they were working on a new 3DS game a year or two ago? Any news on that anywhere?

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#13

datamonkey commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

Good to hear Nintendo have had a good year with Wii U. Unfortunately I've not had a very good year with my Wii U. Think the only game I've been interested in and played was MK8 :(

To make things worse Captain Toad is pushed to 2015 and Zelda could be years away yet. I really hope Nintendo have some unannounced stuff up their sleeve...

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#17

datamonkey commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

Don't get too excited:

“The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically – it is not compatible with any other Wii U software. The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion.”

[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-10-08-wii-u-gamecube-controller-adaptor-compatible-with-more-than-just-smash-bros?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialoomph]

Nintendo are both masters at confusing consumers and also releasing tatty peripherals that could have been avoided in the first place!

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#20

datamonkey commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

Slim pickings for me as I'm one of the few people that doesn't like Smash... Only Captain Toad interests me from that list and unfortunately that's been delayed to 2015 here in the UK so I literally don't have anything to play on my Wii U this year. Watch Dogs is great but completed that on PS4...

For me the Wii U has been the worst Nintendo console I've ever owned (and I've owned all since the NES) and the only one I've hardly played which is poor considering I've had it nearly 2 years! I doubt I'll buy one of their consoles at launch again :(

Roll on Zelda U, whenever that may be!

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#24

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

To all those people bashing Ubisoft, maybe you should stop and think for a second...

I doubt they want to release WatchDogs at all on Wii U any more as it'll no doubt be a loss for them like all other releases on Wii U have been so far. I imagine they are simply releasing it to keep their word and allow those of you that wanted the game on Wii U to get it.

I notice Ubisoft have a very bad reputation among the Nintendo faithful but really they make great games and actually do take risks with games like Child of Light and Rayman etc.

I for one am glad they exist and they are actually my favourite 3rd party right now. Bashing them simply as Nintendo have done a bad job with Wii U is not fair and maybe you should direct some blame to Nintendo for a change? Then again, to me it feels like some people will defend Nintendo regardless of whether they are in the right or wrong and that's ridiculous!

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#28

datamonkey commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

It's a good idea as far as a means of getting some retail presence for Nintendo games as losing shelf space is something the company have seen a lot of over recent years.

However I still don't really see the point in creating more hassle for the consumer when you can just download the game at home anyway. But that is a question to the consumer really and not to Nintendo or retail.

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#29

datamonkey commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Never had any interest in this in the first place but the new real Zelda I cannot wait for. In fact it's probably my most anticipated game along with Uncharted 4. Hope we get some new news on that one soon!

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#32

datamonkey commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

@WYLD-WOO - Unfortunately I think it's not as simple as transferring the data on the SD card from one 3DS to another, (or move it to your PC first) as you have to run the actual system transfer software on the 3DS's first. Otherwise I'd be happy!

@Will-75 - Maybe we're into different types of games and those available don't appeal to you on Vita? Some I've played this year off the top of my head are Rayman Origins/Legends, Tearaway, Dragon's Crown, TxK, DoA 5, Killzone, Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, Walking Dead, Soul Sacrifice, Child of Light and many others!

Admittedly some of those are available on 3DS too but without the account system i mentioned earlier, I'd rather buy them on PSN, even though I'd like to support Nintendo more...

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#33

datamonkey commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

This could be the first time I don't "upgrade" to a new handheld from Nintendo.

The truth is I haven't played my 3DS since all the great games of 2013 and my Vita is being played all the time. There's not really much on the 3DS horizon that is likely to change this either considering I'm not into Smash etc.

The fact Nintendo make the transfer process so difficult is also going against my decision. If I did upgrade I'd want to sell my existing XL soon so I'd get a better price for it than I likely would when the new 3DS is out (not only that but I can put my money towards the new one from the sale of my old one), however I have to keep hold of the damn thing to transfer my data! That is so behind the times it's unreal.

If I upgraded my Vita to the slim version I can simply log in to PSN and download my stuff from my account. Even though Club Nintendo has all my digital games registered that I've bought them, I still can't do this. Crazy.

Nintendo make some of the best games in the industry and have innovated again and again and again, yet with simple things like account systems they are so far behind it's ridiculous. Not only that they are putting me off buying anything on the eshop with that setup in place so really it's their loss and Sony's gain (as I spend a lot on theirs).

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#35

datamonkey commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@Franklin - Yeah hopefully someone can help us! I'll repeat the query below incase people missed it ;)

  • If I sell my 3DS XL now but keep my SD card, will I be able to re-download all my digital games on this new 3DS XL model next year when it comes out? Or will my digital games be sold along with my old XL?

Thanks...

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#36

datamonkey commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Can someone help me with a question please?

If I sell my 3DS XL now but keep my SD card, will I be able to re-download all my digital games on this new 3DS XL model next year when it comes out? Or will my digital games be sold along with my old XL?

Thanks...

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#41

datamonkey commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

This is music to my ears as currently there are only 2 retail games I'm looking forward to on Wii U and Zelda probably won't be out until 2016! The other is Captain Toad.

More 'core' games would be sweet like the good old days of SNES when that's all there was!

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#45

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

@cwong15 We are not living 20 years ago. This is 2014. Look at what you get now for $50...

We live in an age where you can find much better quality games on tablets etc for $£0.99 compared to a $£5 NES game.

Twenty years ago NES and SNES were all we had. We knew no different so of course we were happy to pay that money for those games. They were at the technological limit of their time. If todays games existed then do you think people would have been happy paying $50 for a NES/SNES game? I very much doubt it...

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#47

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

I haven't bought anything on the Wii U/3DS eshop for over a year due to high pricing, paying again and again for the same games I already own and a lack of unified account system to name a few issues I have with it.

My money now all goes to Sony by default on my PS4/Vita which enjoys a proper account system, cross-buy, cross-save and better pricing. not to mention PS+ bonuses and Trophies too...

Unfortunately I find Nintendo too far behind the digital curve. The fact that I have many NES/SNES/N64 games bought on my Wii and registered to my Club Nintendo account yet still have to buy them again if I want them on Wii U/3DS was the last straw for me as a consumer. When/if this changes in the future they can likely have my money again.

Right now though I really feel Nintendo don't want my money and would rather stick with their prehistoric policies like they do in order to remain different.