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gamer since 1985

Male, 35, Canada

Sat 26th Feb 2011

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nocode commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

My least favourite nintendo console and least favourite gaming generation. it was that strange transitional period where games were forced into 3d whether it worked or not. Mario 64 was a triumph, zelda too, but not much else reached their level for me. PC gaming was on fire around this time too and really blew away everything consoles were attempting.



nocode commented on Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D Wor...:

Sounds like doggiepoopie to me. They just didn't care about online and this is the spin.

My friends that are into Nintendo live no where near me... so online play in this game would have been very welcome.

Watch the language



nocode commented on James Pond Kickstarter Campaign Has Been Cance...:

I had this game as a it for a birthday I think. It was just flat out weird. I can't remember much except it was just a mash-up of ideas from better platformers...and the controls were very "slippery".



nocode commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

The promise of great 3rd party support is what made me decide to buy the wii u in the first place. So yes....getting butchered 3rd party titles is definitely getting annoying. Especially when I have a 360 sitting here too...and the games for both systems are priced the same.



nocode commented on Weirdness: Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy,...:

The show was right to deny them, its clearly looking for the name of the game, but they could have worded it better. Perhaps...

"This game, which launched a best-selling franchise, includes a princess named after F.Scott Fitzgerald's wife.



nocode commented on Ubisoft - Splinter Cell: Blacklist A "Great Fi...:

A splinter cell game use to be a day one purchase for me... but the last one was dumbed down and way too easy compared to the earlier ones. The fun was in the challenge. I'll wait for the reviews this time...



nocode commented on Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Helped Miyamoto Bond Wi...:

In 2009 my nephew and I played the Wind Waker together slowly over the course of the year. Every time I visited we'd put in and hour or so of play time. He was 4 at the time and just in awe of everything going on in that game. It was great

I'd always give him time to think about the puzzles and ask what he thought we should do to get past them...pretty soon he was figuring them out completely on his own. He's been addicted to video games ever since.

I had my first child (a boy) in June and the Wind Waker will definitely be one of the first games I introduce him to when he's old enough.



nocode commented on Poll: How Important is Dual / Second Screen Ga...:

So far the only thing I really like about the wii u gamepad is that it did away with the wii u remote. Its a much better way to control games. Now somebody just needs to do something cool with it. It seems like even Nintendo is stumped.



nocode commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo Virtual Boy:

"it's a console every self-respecting Nintendo fan needs to witness in the flesh at least once in their lifetimes."

I played this thing back in the day when it toured Canada's Blockbuster video stores. Once was definitely enough.

And for all the commentors above me with fond memories...I don't believe you. I'm gonna need photo proof that you even own one



nocode commented on Feature: 3DS - A Report Card Ahead of Its Bigg...:

I love the system, but I've never been able to get comfortable with the 3D. It kills my eyes. I always leave it turned off and since it It really doesn't seem to matter to most games, I don't think i'm missing much.



nocode commented on 3D Sonic The Hedgehog Spinning Onto The Japane...:

Great...rounded edges. I remember always being frustrated by Sonic because of the rounded screen on my TV. It would cut off all of the info in the corners of the screen like coin count and number of lives left.



nocode commented on DuckTales: Remastered Focus Testing Reveals Th...:

bah.... kids haven't changed at all....

I read this article and immediately think that Capcom really underestimates kids these days. Some kids will enjoy puzzle solving and a challenge, some will want the game to hold their hand or they'll give up.

If they did a focus group back in 1989 with the original game, they would have had the same results.



nocode commented on Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient Wi...:

Have any games so far really used the gamepad in a revolutionary way? Even nintendo themselves phoned in its potential in their own titles - see mario u.

I see the potential, and I like the console a lot... but it's key selling point seems to be an afterthought in most games.



nocode commented on Talking Point: An Open Letter To Nintendo:

To be perfectly honest... I for one am glad nintendo is struggling. Just maybe this will given them a very necessary kick in the patootie. I don't want to see them completely fail of course, but they need a wake up call.

This whole wii u saga so far makes it look like nintendo doesn't understand their own industry...which is very scary as a fan. You've got the jump on the competition and you've taken a very lazy approach to supporting your product.

Did the unbelievable success of the original Wii make them arrogant? They did achieve the impossible with the Wii after all... it somehow became the number one selling console of it's generation while having one of the worst game library's in history.



nocode commented on Netflix Now Available on TVii:

The overall speed of the wii u just kills any desire I have to use tvii. Maybe when they finally improve the speed i will give tvii another chance.



nocode commented on Review: Wheel of Fortune (Wii U):

Quite the timely review there nintendo life. I guess it's more of a comment on the current state of wii u releases... It's a wasteland out there.



nocode commented on Sony Trolls Nintendo Ahead of PlayStation 4 An...:

Trash talk can be fun. Really feeling nostalgic after reading this article and some of the comments. Reminds me of those arguments at recess with my friends about snes vs genesis. Some things will never change.