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johndevine

johndevine

Male, 31, United Kingdom

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Tue 14th May, 2013

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johndevine

#7

johndevine commented on Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards:

Videogame BAFTAs are a load of dung.

I believe that no nominations for Nintendo's 3DS titles, is an indication that these awards are organised by a bunch of toffs who know NOTHING about gaming.

About as much credibility as the stupid BRIT music awards.

johndevine

#13

johndevine commented on SNES Classic Super Mario Kart Is Racing To The...:

Does anyone know how much the Digital version (of Mario Kart 8) will cost?

I would love to be able to avail of this offer, but I have two Wii U consoles and Nintendo's terrible online management means I have to avoid digital purchasing if possible.

I can't play my online games on both my consoles. Terrible state of affairs.

johndevine

#15

johndevine commented on Month Of Kong: What Donkey Kong Country Means ...:

@GunstarHero234 wannabe?

They aren't shoving anything down your throat.

Nor are they pumping them out at the rate Rare were.

I am a huge fan of the SNES trilogy.

But will gladly admit to enjoying the newer kong titles even more. If the 11 year old me had played Tropical freeze. I'd have had a blast.
Returns and tropical freeze are both immense platformers.

Have you played them?

Or more importantly have you finished them.
They are brilliant and very worthy successors to the SNES Kongs.

Although I now hope that Retro don't put out another Kong sequel until the next Nintendo console.

One per console is enough for me. Variety is important.

johndevine

#21

johndevine commented on Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definit...:

@Emblem please tell me where you found Digital foundry to be unreputable. A link to the article in question would be good.

Rayman Legends is a good game. Best 3rd party title on console. Which is really refreshing for Wii U.

Indeed it really would have been great if it had remained as an exclusive.

johndevine

#23

johndevine commented on Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17...:

I'm a football fan.
But I'm also mainly a gamer.
I don't really dig football games since the old N64 ISS days.

But this looks really, really good.

It looks like it could offer tons of replay value. Hope the Streetpass works well!!!!

johndevine

#27

johndevine commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

@MrGawain more companies are going to struggle in this next gen for a while. The industry really is changing.

While it seems inevitable that the Wii U isn't gonna break sales records...Im not convinced that the xbone and ps4 will keep the momentum that they had from their impressive christmas sales.
I can't see them selling as much as the last gen.
Gaming industry is changing. Big style.

johndevine

#31

johndevine commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

Late or not. This was/is always gonna be a subpar port of a half decent game.

Best possible news for me is that this boring looking game is cancelled.

If you disagree that the game is boring looking please feel free to point out the bits that actually look exciting from what we have seen of the game so far.

johndevine

#32

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@mercurio2054 no... she OBVIOUSLY lost it with Wii Fit U.

Contact the Health Promotion Evaluation Unit at the University of Western Australia and tell them that your wife is living proof that they are wrong.

Once you have done that:
Get your kids Brain Training and they will end up at Oxford and probably become Barristers.

Maybe if you play more Mario you'll grow facial hair and jump higher.

johndevine

#33

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@unrandomsam This argument is now as pointless as this article was.

The point remains: Wii Fit U is a good game/tool. I believe that it can help motivate someone who is already intent on becoming fit through other methods.

If you are a fat mess, who is lying in the house and considering losing weight. Then don't expect Wii Fit U to change your life.

johndevine

#34

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@HappyHappyist
First of all you mean "you're" not your.

Secondly, I have played the games.
I've played them quite a bit (as games, not exercise aids)

Wii fit has some good games and is a great piece of software. It usually sells because dumb/fat people usually believe it will help them lose weight.

I however, am a gamer, that is why I have got the software. (I bought the Meter)

I have met (and work) with fat (non-gaming) people who have said that Wii Fit is great.
All these people have been fat since I first met them and don't look any slimmer since they got Wii Fit, (in most cases they are fatter) yet they always say about how good it is.

My guess it that these fat folks have bought the game, just in order to make themselves feel better.

They may enjoy it.... but the fact is that they are still fat.

If they were genuinely interested in doing exercise they should go outside.
People paying for fitness is one of the daftest ideas I have ever encountered.

Next you'll be telling me that bottled water can hydrate you more efficiently than tap water.

FACT is: The study stated: Wii Fit is No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research.

johndevine

#35

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@Nintenjoe64

I know what the balance board is. I don't know of any Bathroom scales that can detect pressure on different areas.

You are talking bollocks anyway, the Balance board doesn't have any weight measuring facilities unless you use Wii Fit.

Anyone that is defending Wii Fit U as a good weight loss tool, really needs to take a long hard look at themselves. Or even better, look out the window...

Fresh air and exercise are free and more beneficial than doing pointless activities in front of the TV.

I can finish EVERY Exercise on Wii Fit U. And you now know me :)

johndevine

#36

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@citizenerased I have Wii Fit U, since release day actually.
I use it sometimes just to measure my weight.
I don't have scales.
My weight is not an issue.
If it ever was... I'm sure Wii Fit u would be a lifesaver.

Fact is, the game is a tool, just like a weight loss app on your phone.

I'm sure that statistically Wii U is probably one of the least successful weight loss "tools" going.

johndevine

#38

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@Marshi you lost 3 and a half stone through playing Wii fit U??? Good man. lol.

Can you send me some before and after pics?

I'm sure you are looking wonderful these days.

Your intelligence must have reached the ceiling, I guess you have finished Brain Training.

IF WII FIT HADN'T COME OUT, YOU WOULD PROBABLY BE DEAD BY NOW!

johndevine

#40

johndevine commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

Wii Fit U is okay as a method of tracking your weight.

But anybody that honestly thinks that doing the exercises in front of a TV is going to make them fitter needs to buy a copy of Brain Training in order to make themselves a bit smarter.

johndevine

#44

johndevine commented on Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States E...:

The feeling is mutual EA. I don't really think there are too many real Nintendo fans worried about your departure.

Mass Effect 3 was a slap in the face, when other consoles were all receiving Mass Effect Trilogy at the same time.

And it wasn't a solid effort. It didn't run as well as the PS3/Xbox versions.

No love lost.

johndevine

#47

johndevine commented on Pokémon Bank Re-Released In Japan:

Prediction: A Nintendo Direct will hopefully be coming soon to Europe, which will shed light on this matter.

I would say they will have it out within the next two weeks, in the other territories.

I cannot wait for this!!!

johndevine

#49

johndevine commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

@Sanquine I have all the consoles in my possession. Dont own an Xbox one of my own, but one of the folks that live with has one.
I have PS4, 2 x PS3, 2 x Xbox, Vita etc. Mainly a Nintendo gamer/fanboy.
I'm talking about the general crowd. The people who buy the majority of consoles.

I own the Uncharted games and the Last Guardian will be got.

You should feel stupid for saying "didn't bought" a 3DS

johndevine

#50

johndevine commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

@Gerbwmu it is really news. Whatever way you look at it, the site is called Nintendo Life.

How can a Nintendo news site, not report on News that comes from Nintendo themselves?

I will be the first to agree that this site does have some fecal articles.

But this article is totally valid, it would be an omission not to report on it.