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Male, 35, United Kingdom

Tue 5th February, 2013

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MrGawain commented on Nintendo Secures Plenty of Nominations in The ...:

Missing categories:

-Most over hyped
-Most delayed
-Most similar to last years installment
-Best use of cutting content for DLC
-Best use of offline functionality when the internet's down
-Best in game advert
-Best use of Kinect.



MrGawain commented on Bill Trinen Confirms There'll Be More Series-S...:

I would guess Animal Crossing and Pokémon would be the most logical series to produce as Amiibos. I guess there are certain Zelda characters.

That and the Wonderful 101, Bayonetta, and Captain Toad. I don't care what they do, I just want 'em.



MrGawain commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Everyone talks about Sony not supporting the Vita, but has anyone noticed Sony doesn't really support the PS4? I admit I may buy a PS4 for Arkham, but I could very easily buy an XB1 for the same, and Microsoft are at least attempting to secure 1st and 3rd party exclusives for their console, unappealing to me but still doing more than Sony. Nintendo lost a lot of fans with the original Wii due to lack of games support, I wonder wrapped up in console sales figures if Sony is forgetting it needs unique, stand out games to KEEP their customers. Fact: Nintendo and MS are made to work hard for our money and wow us. Theory: Sony are getting lazy and arrogant?



MrGawain commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I'd like to apologise to everyone who hasn't liked the Wii U, because when they designed it and planned what games were on it, they tailored it specifically for me.

Unfortunately I'm not into grey 3rd party shooty games, or promises of 1080p 60fps that aren't delivered on.



MrGawain commented on Weirdness: Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smas...:

I question if these people actually run their own twitter accounts or are they handled by PR teams? If I were Angelina Jolie I'd have an official account posting cool lies about what I wanted people to think of me, then I'd have an account under the pseudonym of Bernard Spunge which only my real friends would know about and could see the posts I make about what I had on toast that morning.



MrGawain commented on Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in t...:

As an afterthought to this, you would guess the two Kirby Amiibos (Dedede and Meta Knight) being released in February to work with the Kirby game, right?

Logic would dictate Shulk was being released around that time so he could be used with a game other than Smash- maybe on that new 3DS thing?



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

The truth is for this type of toy to work, you have to lock content. Buying the toy and seeing it affect the game is pat of the fun. At the moment I don't think Nintendo has locked away any key content- like forcing you to buy a figure to play as a certain character- but at some point people will get the hump that you have to own a Wii Fit Trainer or whatever to play the gymnasium level in Cpt Toad.

Personally I think you have to play along with the concept with suspended disbelief, and enjoy finding out what the figures all do. At least it adds functionality to the gamepad!



MrGawain commented on Video: What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-...:

I have both the 1st edition and the guide, but at the mo haven't touched B2 or the book as I'm playing through B1. The question is do I move to the sequel once I've finished the story mode, or do I explore the locked stuff until December?

And yes, I know I've made the games sound like the Bananas in Pyjamas.



MrGawain commented on Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiib...:

Okay, it's not mind blowing, but it does show how the Amiibo can be used in different ways aside from a CPU character that learns. It bodes well for what will be in Cpt Toad and Yoshi WW, plus more in the future.

I was just going to get DK, but now I feel I could invest in the whole lot.



MrGawain commented on Interview: Rocky Morton On The Chaos Of Direct...:

It's odd that with the advances in tech and willingness to remain true to the original IP in todays Hollywood that Nintendo hasn't been approached to have their characters put on the big screen. Mario and Link are identifiable all over the world, and a live action Pokemon would have mass appeal for all ages. And imagine of an Avengers type Smash film with the Mario characters, Link, Pikachu, Samus, Fox McCloud and Cpt Falcon.

If done right of course.



MrGawain commented on Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Comp...:

If the be all and end all of Amiibo is 'allows you to store what kart, wheels, and glider you use for Mario', my interest has dropped significantly.

Will now most likely pick a few as my favorite character statues, but that's all.



MrGawain commented on Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster Set Now Available f...:

I downloaded the ringtones and used them across my phone to give my Nephew and Niece a laugh.

I realised my mistake today when having to have a serious conversation with a lady at work when I received a text and the bouncy Pikmin 3 theme rang out of my pocket.



MrGawain commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

Microsoft have placed their machine in a two horse race with the PS4. It plays a lot of the same multi platform games, it's exclusives are like for like with the PS4, it has similar online policies and charges, it's target audience is the same demographic. It's just 90% as powerful as the PS4. Microsoft needs to sell machines so it can hook people up to pay for their online charge, and sell games you can get on the PS4 which are slightly better. Microsoft had no choice to drop the price with a lack of any exclusive system sellers coming any time soon. The customer has a choice with the cheaper XB1 or the more graphically swish PS4.

The Wii U is unique. Nothing else has the variety of control systems. It has quality family friendly games. It has the best exclusive titles of all the consoles. It has Smash. It has Mario. It has MK8. It has Bayonetta 2. It has a strong 2015 line up, and loads more already available. You can't get what Nintendo is selling anywhere else. But people STILL need to be educated about this.

Because Nintendo sell their games at cheaper prices, don't charge for online, and only have a few extra 3rd party games to bring cashflow in, they can't afford to make too much of loss on their console. better to have a committed fanbase to sell a lot to than a large disinterested group of people who only buy one or two games.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

The truth is W101 and Bayonetta 2 fit on the Wii U because they aren't the vanilla or chocolate you find on the XB1 or PS4. Sony and Microsoft's platforms seem devoid of any game genres that take risks at the moment, whereas the Wii U is the platform for mad Japanese influenced ideas. If you watch the XB1's Scalebound trailer, it seem to have had the colour and camp music sucked out of it for western gamers.

It's not just the fact Bayonetta 2 would be too out there and a risk to put on those machines, can you imagine W101 on them? Or Pikmin 3? Or if you took away Nintendo's historic IP, could you see Mario Kart 8, Mario 3D World or Nintendoland on these systems? Nope, I don't think so. And we should commend Nintendo for making a home for such interesting games in the Wii U.



MrGawain commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

I thoroughly enjoyed the game and ordered this DLC a couple of weeks ago. I've just got around to beating Ganon in the last map, and have a few days next week to explore the 8 bit challenge map thing and the DLC before the Bayonetta sisters turn up and force me to shelve the game until next year. Saying that, I think being a game you can go back (like MK8 and Smash), will serve me well. :)



MrGawain commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

With the release of the new 3DS the Vita is technically obsolete anyway. All this sort of story does is emphasise how lacking the system is for any recent games.

That and people in general are whiny brats about trivial things such as video games and think they can use the internet to get what they want.



MrGawain commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

Nintendo lives by the credo: 'software sells hardware'.

So what have they got up their sleeves apart from Xenoblade? More Wii/Gamecube/N64 games? Ports of 3rd party Vita games? Or something else?

Convince me with games and I'll get one.



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

I think we all knew this game was going to be good, and the only question was what we were going to do with our time until it came out.

I'm guessing reading comments of envious non Wii U owners who either have decided to hate the game or explain theories of how it will still come to their system is one way....



MrGawain commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:


Yup, I buy it regularly. By Matthew Castle's own admission in the Penultimate edition on the first page, they were listing the top 100 3rd party games to 'pad out the mag'. It was a fun magazine with some good writers, but they've had trouble filling it with content.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Announces amiibo Release Dates and Ne...:

Sorry to repeat myself in multiple threads, but still Ninty are very quiet about what Amiibo's actually do in Cpt Toad, Yohi, MK8 and Mario Party. Isn't this a selling point? What Amiibo's do in Smash certainly isn't. Still on the fence about going all in until we find out what they actually add to these games- otherwise they're pretty and expensive Christmas Cracker prizes.



MrGawain commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

Sad, but I'm not surprised. How can you make a magazine of reviews a month when there's less than 3 games released per month on 2 systems- sometimes none.

Plus, we all tend to get our Nintendo news from the internet- mainly Nintendo Life.



MrGawain commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

Is may just be me but until they actually announce a couple more games for this thing that take advantage of the CPU, I'm not that fussed about it.

Willing to bet they announce it in Jan for release in March-April for the West. Possibly with Majora, Metroid, or a Pikmin port.



MrGawain commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

To me Bayonetta seems like a Nintendo title- in as much it's zany, colourful lively, funny, unique and... well, VERY Japanese.

XB1 and PS4 apparently only do grey/brown sequel games where Americans scowl at the moment.



MrGawain commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

At first I found the game mildly enjoyable, but as you come up to where the levels split off it really kicks in. Perhaps because of the added characters and familiar scenarios? I wasn't going to get the DLC, but at this moment I'm really warming to the idea. Tell a lie, I'm beyond warming and getting it.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

Are there any games being released with it?

Because if Nintendo should learn anything from the last two hardware releases, you need to have software to play on the thing (and I know you can play regular DS and 3DS games on it, but it will need 2-3 swish graphic games to make an impact). Maybe this is why they're waiting in Europe and the U.S.



MrGawain commented on Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibi...:


Even if they do have a similar number of playsets, the first game had Pirates, Monsters Inc. and Incredibles bundled in, where this one only has The Avengers. Yet it costs a similar amount of cash.

I don't know about you, but I also think Toy Box only characters are a cop out. The Toy Box is a nice add on like a lesser Minecraft, but it's the Playsets that are where they make kids happy. The could of had a Nightmare before Christmas, Wreck It Ralph, and Fantasia in Game and actually put their characters in a worthwhile setting.



MrGawain commented on Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibi...:

Got this for my Nephew today, but I'm wondering if there's only going to be the Avengers, GOTG, and Spidey playsets? If so, that's taking the Mickey (Mouse).

Also can't help but think a lot of the mechanics have been pinched from Lego Marvel. Keeping away from it, but my Nephew will love the figure collecting.