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Male, 35, United Kingdom

Tue 5th February, 2013

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MrGawain commented on New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Builds The Hype as Ke...:

So Capcom are suing Koei Tecmo, but apparently don't see any infringement on copyright with this game? Fair enough.

From what I've seen so far it does look VERY linear. Not sure if it looks that exciting in this day and age.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

Like any system, it'll only be worth it with exclusive games you can't play anywhere else. You can play Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and Wii U.

Saying that, I haven't played any Xenoblade at all yet, and I'm likely to need a new 3DSXL due to dropping my one constantly by the time there is enough worthy software.

It does make me question if they'll do the same with the Wii U eventually?....



MrGawain commented on You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO:

Personally I've got nothing against Activision. I don't buy their products but they have a lot of people that do. They're sensible in what they can make money on the Wii U, have made an effort to make Skylanders Trap Team unique on the U, and haven't gone mouthing off negatively about the system or Nintendo's business plan like EA or Ubisoft at every chance they get.



MrGawain commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

DLC that doesn't give more gameplay is a waste of money.

DLC that gives you another half of a game for less money for half the game is worth it. Mario Kart is normally 32 tracks, and the MK8 gave us 32 tracks, so nothing has been cut out of the game. Round of applause for Ninty.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

You have to feel sorry for Nintendo. They go to great lengths to create what they believe to be a great product (and most of the time is). They get criticised by fans, journalists and other gaming companies about not keeping up with the times. They get criticised by fans, journalists, and other gaming companies for 'doing new, un-Nintendo things'. You want DLC but not this DLC, you want 45 characters but won't buy the game because they haven't put the 3rd shyguy from the left in level 2.4 of SMB2. They don't have 3rd party games. They've bought exclusivity on a 3rd party game people wanted to be multiplatform. I read someone online saying Nintendo didn't want 3rd party games to sell on the Wii U so they didn't outsell Nintendo in house titles- Bullploppy. Every decision or policy they make is scrutinised whereas somehow half of the things Sony and Microsoft do are somehow forgotten or excused as 'the way of the world'. They have lines they will not cross, such as cheapening their product with mobile games and loosening the laws to protect kids from predators and unsuitable content online which they get dragged through the mud for. They take the time to make Nintendo Directs and little reveals to get us all excited about their most important game this year, only for it to be leaked to completely stamp out the magic of anticipation.

Can't we just let Nintendo produce the games we love without picking holes in everything and dissecting the carcass? They can't give us EVERYTHING, and they can only play with the hand they dealt out to themselves for this round. a big chunk of their Management and Development staff are walking wounded yet they stick with making the Nintendo product. They don't owe us anything, but they try to squeeze as much fun into their products to entertain us. They may make little mistakes and do things for business we may not agree with, but they still do Nintendo better than any other gaming company around.

I appreciate Nintendo, and I'm pretty sure whatever they deliver in the next few months I'm going to love.



MrGawain commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

I'm betting Nintendo know who leaked this. I noticed player ones name is ESRB0083, which would suggest it's an ESRB ratings copy. I would guess Nintendo make the player name permanent so if footage like this turns up they can trace it.



MrGawain commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I keep looking at the PS4 and saying "If you give me more than Arkham Knight, I'll buy you", but it doesn't even have that yet, and even that is looking a little repetitive of the other games in the series. I'm not interested in playing Shooters or realistic racers, and Creed and the stabby shooty games don't impress me, and Little Big Planet... well I already have a console that writes the rulebook on how to make a platformer. I sort of would like to play Madden, but I'm not really that fussed, and beyond that I've still not seen proof it's worth buying.Whereas no matter how few games the Wii U has coming, I want them all- seriously it's as if they've designed the Wii U for me and me alone. So until or if that changes, I'm happy with just my U.



MrGawain commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

I wonder if Reggie and Iwata think the Crew will be a big game for Ubisoft?

Oh no wait, it's nothing to do with them so they wouldn't stick their noses in were it doesn't belong. Stop sucking up to us Wii U owners Ubi, you can't win us back by feigning interest in our 'non mature' console.



MrGawain commented on Wii U Pre-Orders Enjoy a Healthy Boost Followi...:

Last month Billy sold 100 games. This month, he sold 118. In percentage, how much increase has he seen month on month?

All this shows is more people are willing to order a game a month in advance than 2 months in advance. Also, I think people are more likely to order a game after seeing a little bit more information about it's quality and release. Imagine how many more pre orders Bayonetta 2 would get if we got a release date....



MrGawain commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I've tried to like Ubisoft games, I really have. But they're really dull clones of their 3 game engines. all the cloned Assassins, Computer hackers and what ever the Far Cry dudes are all do that same MC Hammer running man move. If they're cloned from Rayman they all float in the air. And the Just Dance games... exactly.

Is it because Wii U fans don't like Mature games, or is it we don't feel compelled to buy substandard product any more?



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Offers Condolences to Robin Williams'...:

Personally I don't think it's right for Robin William's death to be marked in LOZ. Why just him? Why not every celebrity that likes video games or has been in an advert for one? Plus what if the character is somehow inappropriate by mistake?

Nintendo is better off being subtley respectful with this statement and nothing more.



MrGawain commented on Night Trap ReVamped Developer May Flip-Flop on...:

They should rename it Kickstarter Trap. Question: did Nighttrap originally not sell due to Nintendo causing an uproar, or did it not sell because it was badly made, badly acted, and had poor gameplay on a badly supported add on?

Actually, they should rename it Claptrap.



MrGawain commented on Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipp...:

The real story here isn't about this game not appearing on the Wii U or even the PS3, but the fact Ubi think they need to port it to the 360 at all- That shows they have no faith they can make their money on the 'next gen' versions (or more accurately, the low XB1 install base).

It also makes a joke of the idea this game having 'a huge play map that only next gen can deliver'. Wake me up when there is something that is actually 'next gen'.

Or at least fun from Ubisoft.



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


Something tells me Sakurai is holding back a lot of info about the Wii U version until the 3ds on is released so we buy the 3ds version and then see all the other stuff the Wii U one has in it. I think it's odd there's been a lot of voice acting, set pieces and what seems like story alluded to in the Wii U footage which hasn't been explained. We may not get Subspace Emissary, but I wouldn't be surprised if we get an Injustice like bonus set piece game to play through.



MrGawain commented on Meta Knight Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. on...:


Go to the site, click on any character and scroll to the bottom of the screen. You will see 9 profile shots of fighters. click the right arrow 4 times, and you'll end up on a page with just Kid Icarus and 8 empty tiles. I doubt Nintendo would leave any of these tiles empty, so therefore they'll be at least 8 more characters.



MrGawain commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

I've gone back and put effort into playing right handed Skyward Sword, and really enjoying it. I may even redouble down on Twilight Princess and Mario Galaxy.

I've tried to fill the gaps with AC4 and Sonic, but the truth of the matter is the Wii U has had 3 Nintendo quality games this year-DKTF, MK8, and Wii Sports (that barely anyone cares about), but that's still 3 more Nintendo quality games than the other 2 systems. I'm sure they're are loads of people who love The Last Of Us (again), but I'm guessing if you own a Wii U, you do so for Nintendo games (I have yet to see a game available now on the XBS4 I'm slightly interested in). 5 weeks until Hyrule, and 10 or so until Bayonetta, I should survive until then.



MrGawain commented on Ganondorf Confirmed as a Playable Character in...:

I think half of the fun of a game like this is being surprised by hidden characters. Everyone knew Ganon was in there- and I'm guessing all the characters they've revealed are the storyline characters. Kudos to Nintendo and TK for keeping some in game surprises back.



MrGawain commented on Nintendo Network Maintenance Scheduled For Jus...:

I very much doubt taking the 3ds offline from the internet has anything to do with a demo for Hyrule Warriors. I'm pretty sure online services were suspended last wednesday as well.

Cross buy would affect the eshop, DLC would affect the game the DLC is for. The only things I can think turning online off would be adding achievements or voicechat- which I doubt Ninty is going to do.

It's probably nothing.



MrGawain commented on Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, ...:

Having a voice as a fan by the power of the internet is great, but a voice that's part of a choir of like minded people. Nintendo can't ignore the masses, and will put their time and resources into these projects if and when possible.

Being one or a couple of voices on the internet shouting demands is just embarrassing, and does nothing but fuel the fire for trolls to criticise Nintendo for not being able to fulfill these demands yesterday.



MrGawain commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

How European the optimum release is any different to the US optimum release I don't understand. Barring Wii U Smash and 3DS Pokemon Ruby/Emerald (is that the right one?), Nintendo has a VERY empty Christmas day in Blighty.

I'm slightly worried the other games this year are going to be delayed as well.

Actually I'm worried Bayonetta is going to be.



MrGawain commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

Logically I guess it works like this: Wii U will be all about 'core gamers' (awful description but can't think of any better), while QOL will be for 'casuals' who want to play Wii Fit and Wii Fit U etc.... This way 'core gamers' won't feel marginalised that their Mum wants to use their console. QOL will be cheaper and not concentrate on power or graphics as much, and not be tainted with stuff like Bayonetta or Team Ninja games. It's there to pick up where the Wii left off.

I felt really sexist/ageist writing that, but I'm guessing that's what it boils down to.



MrGawain commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

Nintendo really frustrates me- new content trickles through and I really want to buy more games but very little new has been made available or has been delayed. So I think I should go multi console so I can flesh out my purchases. Then I realise the PS4 and the XB1 have less games, less original ideas, even more delays, and virtually nothing I want to buy.

The consumer is willing, it's just these triple A games are too few and far between and cost too much to make.



MrGawain commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

There are a lot of nouveau riche in China now due to the modernisation of their commerce, but they want real western products- not chinese made knockoffs which are deemed to be substandard. I don't know how these Chinese Consumers will react to a Chinese built XB1 with a very limited list of games that the government would allow in the country- but then Microsoft are determined to sell more consoles than Sony by any means and are willing to take a risk.

The biggest stumbling block for any console manufacturer is the Chinese government. They don't give Nintendo any safeguards for their designs or IP- remember Microsoft will be gambling 3rd party games to the pirates, Nintendo must be far more cautious with their own intellectual property. Plus there is the question of cashflow- expanding into this market will cost money at a time all three companies can't afford to waste any.

I don't blame Ninty holding back for the moment. Short term gains could very easily turn into a VERY big problem that would be impossible to undo.



MrGawain commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

I would guess Activision think a lot of kids may get a Wii U for Chrismas, but they want to sell them their game at release. Plus if they move to the Wii U, they want them to keep playing the game so they keep buying the figures.



MrGawain commented on Wii U Purchasing Intent Doubles In The Wake Of...:

So let me get this straight- each of the last gen sold close to or over 100m consoles to a range of game fanatics, casuals, families, pensioners, 30 year old women who want to dance and balance on one foot, and other varieties of people. This survey took 0.00001% of these people , specifically 1000 'core gamers' and ignored everyone else. They then and ignored if they owned any of these system in the first place and asked them before E3 if they wanted another console without specifying a particular time frame or if it depended on what they already owned, and found out more did than they previously did.

Well I think they should elect all World Governments in this fashion.