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Male, 32, United States

Tue 29th January, 2013

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Rafie commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

I know how we can settle this.....let's ask Nintendo to remake both titles in glorious HD. :) That will settle EVERYTHING!! I have to admit that I would love to see Super Mario 3 HD on the scale of NSMBU. That would be awesome!



Rafie commented on Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and ...:

@Spoony_Tech I was thinking you were talking about competition on the other systems versus car sim software on the same system. If you followed all of that. Hehe

They won't release the Wii U version first. You know that. It's going to be a simultaneous release, or the Wii U version will come later. Unfortunately Nintendo isn't in a position to have a parity clause with 3rd party developers. They would just skip out on the Wii U altogether if Nintendo ever pulled what Microsoft is doing.



Rafie commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

@Gamer83 I have all 3 systems and I can justify the purchases for each. Now let's be real here...and objective. Nintendo has more first party exclusives out (due to them being out a year longer). However, Sony technically has more games than Wii U for it's library. Whether quality is called into question is irrelevant. The system has games. So your purchase is justified. As far as Xbox is concerned, they have just as many triple A titles as Sony does, but not games. How does Microsoft deserve to stand next to Nintendo in your eyes, but Sony doesn't?!

As far as exclusive games go, I would say Nintendo is best...for now. Please don't go and say that they (Sony) don't have games to play. That's ignorant to say. All 3 have games to play. If you really want to the answer to your question, I'll give you my view.

As far as current consoles go, the Wii U is not as powerful as the other 2. I'm not saying that it's underpowered. It's just not AS powerful. Not all gamers like the gamepad either, not even Nintendo gamers. Not every gamer wants the Kinect, not even Xbox gamers. Which is why MS decided early within a year of it's release to take the Kinect out and sell it seperately. Without that, price parity among the 3 is right where it's suppose to be. Heck, you can even say that the Xbox should be 50 dollars cheaper without the Kinect seeing as the PS4 is more powerful. Let's take Nintendo out the picture for a second because I believe every gamer should own a Wii U. It's the only console you can play Nintendo games on and it's a pretty good console. Now back to the other 2. Now without the Kinect, the PS4 and Xbox One are pretty much the same with one being a bit more powerful. Let's take into account that multiplats for the most part will look and play better on the PS4. Who do you think will by a technically inferior console (hardware wise)? No one. They will go to the PS4. The exclusives is what will determine who will win 2 regions, U.S. and U.K. Everywhere else is PlayStation. So the more popular powerful system with more games will appeal more. The hype train is over. People that say the PS4 is selling on hype alone are foolish. Now this may look as if I'm downplaying the Xbox One, I'm not...or that isn't my attention. This is from a consumer standpoint. The Xbox One is an excellent console. I recommend it to anyone.

So now that the Xbox and PS discussion is out the way. Let's get to the Wii U. Now you have one console who has powerful first party exclusives, but lacks tremendous 3rd party games. Then you have another console whose 1st party games aren't as popular as Nintendo's, but still strong...however has tremendous 3rd party support. Both consoles have great indie support, but Sony edges Nintendo out there. So now we have a "preference" issue. At this point, you're either going to prefer what Sony has to offer, or what Nintendo has to offer. Either way, Nintendo needs to be in the equation for either Sony and/or Microsoft. Or you can have all 3 like me. That way you don't miss anything.

Now I wasn't singling you out. Just informing you that Sony place in this console race is deserved. I didn't even mention all the other fiasco's and what not. I got straight to the point because all that DRM and stuff is irrelevant.



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

I'm not even going to cycle through the comments. Like seriously this is the first time I've ever heard of something like this. This is obviously a troll attempt to make Sony look bad. I'm sure all of Sony's fans KNOW DAMN WELL they will never get Smash on any other system than Nintendo. Point, blank, period!

The fact that someone went to these lengths shows desperation. You have a better chance of impregnating a man before a Nintendo game shows up on a Sony console. Please cease and desist with that nonsense.



Rafie commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

@JaxonH You sure about that friend. I just tried to recreate that blowing past the blue shell with a mushroom deal..twice. I failed miserably....twice! LOL I'm also having difficulty getting 3 gold stars on the lightning cup as well. I swear the computer cheats. As soon as I'm in the lead for at least 2 laps, I get hit with everything under the Sun. I get so mad that I would have to turn off the game and try to calm down.

@SquidGaming You did a fantastic job. You play just like I do. I wish I could add something constructive to enhance your game play. Unfortunately I can't. However, you've inspired me to play the game again and try getting all 3 gold stars on 150. The Lightning and Star cups are the only ones I don't have all 3 gold stars on.



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

@readyletsgo The difference is you're talking about one of Sony's first party studio's versus a 3rd party developer's game. No way would Uncharted 4 come to any system, but Sony. Just like Mario wouldn't go anywhere, but Nintendo.

Still, this is rather tiresome. If you want the f'ing game, purchase a Wii U. Otherwise...STFU! Move on Sony and Xbox fanboys! Maybe they (Sony/Microsoft) should have stepped up and funded the game. Now you want to cry it's not coming to your console. Well tough tatas. This is a day one purchase for me on the WII U. I can't wait for it. Also the added fact that I can enjoy the game without having to worry about trophies and achievements is an added plus. :)



Rafie commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@Wilford111 It's worth the purchase. If it bothers you, just ignore. Don't want to spoil you, but I think this is a safe spoiler if you've never played the first game. She does all of those lewd poses and such to taunt the angels/demons. Just FYI.



Rafie commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

The PS3 version was the worst compared to the 360 version! Much worse. I'm sure the Wii U's version will be the definitive one. I love this game very much. The music is also fantastic. That soundtrack is memorable.

@Frapp Well don't you go and you know what. (it rhymes with your name :P)



Rafie commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

Yup this is what everyone was afraid of. So no matter how you spin it (people defending this action), the 3DS technically held the Wii U version back. They probably shouldn't have said anything at all.

I also still find it hard to believe that a capable machine like the 3DS can't handle what was on GC back in 2001. Then again, I don't understand programming and what it takes. So I'll detract that statement. I'm a bit peeved at this. Not because they won't be on the game, but at the fact that there could be other content that didn't make it because the 3DS can't handle it.



Rafie commented on SEGA Announces Sand-Based Arcade Game, Probabl...:

I have to say that is a unique way to interact with the game there. Japan and their brilliant ideas. I need to speak and understand Japanese quick, fast, and in a hurry.

P.S. Do they switch the sand out after every game? I gotta say there's gonna be a lot of sick people after playing that game.



Rafie commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

Yeah after seeing all of these comments here and some on other sites from Nintendo fans....this will probably be Ubisoft's last "mature" game on this system. You all already knew that the gamepad needed extra attention. So of course it wasn't going to release with the others. Still, I have to admit the date was pretty far out. Well I don't see much 3rd party in the Wii U's future anymore. :( I hope that's not the case.



Rafie commented on North America is Getting the Limited Edition o...:

Like I always say....Reggie and the rest of Nintendo of America are all fools. I can't stand them. There's no defending this. NoE, and of course, Japan can get this at their local game stores. However, I have to go to New York and purchase this?! Kudos to those that stay in the Big Apple, but I live in Florida. What the hay?! Reggie and team are f'ing up! Big time!



Rafie commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Wow most of those games look absolutely incredible, and fun! :D I certainly hope they meet their intended goal. I would certainly shell out the dough for them. It would be even nicer if they were all exclusive to just Wii U and 3DS.



Rafie commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@kobashi100 Actually it's the most credible you're going to get to as for sales. VGChartz also numbers have been very close to the real thing. They don't just put a bunch of numbers up and call it a day.

They had the PS4 undertracked for 2 weeks even though Sony came out and said they sold over 10 million. The reasoning for VGChartz not updating the sales at that time was because they needed to know where Sony was getting their numbers from exactly. VGChartz has Nintendo at over 7 million. Which is plausible seeing as MK8 sold well over that amount. Doesn't mean that the hardware sold that much, just the software. However, it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility of console numbers jumped that high because of that game.



Rafie commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

Guys in total sales, the Vita is still ahead of the Wii U. I'm sure once Nintendo releases their sales figures, we'll see it surpassing the Vita. However, the 3DS is the biggest beast in the room though. That version should have happened indefinitely if this is really about install bases and sales.

I still think a Wii U version should happen as well. The many things people can do with Nintendo skins in all would be perfect. Minecraft isn't demanding at all, so why not have a Nintendo version? I also think the only reason why Vita is getting a version is because it will have a direct port from the PS4 version.



Rafie commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

I just want everyone to start taking Nintendo seriously again. With hardware on par or better than the competition with compelling software (which is never a problem with Nintendo) with lastly Nintendo talking to 3RD PARTY DEVELOPERS TO DEVELOP FOR NINTENDO...then Nintendo will see even more success.



Rafie commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

So glad they made a new IP, and NOT involve Mario. That was a great move. Mario burnout is approaching and I don't want to be. Give some spotlight to others. With an extensive and the most first party franchises, I would gather more characters should have it. Can't wait for this game. First day purchase. A shooter that's FUN and non-violent!



Rafie commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

I still can't believe it's just 11 dollars where it's easily 20 dollars worth of content in each pack. No this isn't me complaining. This is me extending my hand to Nintendo to say, "Thank you!" They listened to the fans and is giving us more for this game.



Rafie commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

They better release this for Wii U. Unfortunately, Nintendo has zero involvement in it. Which I find strange due to their most popular franchise becoming a hit. This fighting game could be another fighting gem under Nintendo's belt. Wii need this! See what I did there?



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

@SCAR392 I basically said the same thing, regarding your last statement about the Wii U doing more with technically less. Again, I can't discuss or argue specs on because I have no clue as to what is more powerful or less. All I do know is that many developers, who are coders and programmers, have made their case about the PS4 and Xbox 1 definitely being more powerful with what they have and how they use it. The Wii U is a beauty in itself. I still fail to see why devs still try to make the Wii U look like an old PS3/360 game. It's more capable than that. I guess we will just have to depend on devs like Nintendo EAD, Monolith, and Retro, etc to better utilize the Wii U's power.



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

@SCAR392 The Wii U is no weak console. I know that myself because I have one and it was the first 8th console I've played extensively before the others. However, PowerPC vs x86 is another argument in itself. I can't and won't debate about that because I have no idea about how computers work. However I did a lil quick research on Google and came across an article that wasn't in a completely different language (meaning that I was able to understand a bit).

Article was written last year in September, but it explains what PowerPC and X86 does specifically in a nutshell that's relevant to the consoles. So again, we already knew the Wii U is powerful, but it still isn't up there with the other 2 from a technical aspect. I say again...a technical aspect!

Scar, normally ignorant fanboys will come on to say something is weak because it's not their console of choice. I still argue with Sony fanboys here and there with their constant, "framerate this..and resolution that" grasping arguments. Then Microsoft when they say s#$t like, "Uh....what's a Wii U?" Sometimes I ignore them, then sometimes I feel like I need to enlighten them. You should have seen Gaf, VGChartz, Game Informer, etc over the weekend when PSN went down due to DDOS. It was a crap storm indeed. Anyway, nevermind the comments from others who think Wii U isn't powerful. The games speak for themselves. Especially on how beautifully crafted they are. You need power to run games like Zelda and such.



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

Having all 3 consoles is the best. I'm sorry, but the Wii U just isn't cutting it as a standalone console. Oh and yes, 3rd party support is still an issue. That's why it's constantly being brought up. In today's gaming market, 3rd party games is where most of the money is at. Nintendo's 1st party titles are still great, but it's just not enough to sustain the console. It needs more. Still though, my Wii U is phenomenal and I wouldn't trade it in for anything. I continue to purchase Nintendo consoles because they are great quality consoles. It's just unfortunate that 3rd party is barely there and so many devs are jumping ship.

Anyway, the Wii U is powerful. Yes more powerful than the PS3 and 360. However, as the article states, it's not more powerful than the PS4 and XB1. Common knowledge I'd say. Why are we still discussing this fact? No matter how you spin's just not. Doesn't mean the Wii U can't create beautiful games on par with it's rivals. Just that from a technical/graphical prowess, it's just not on par with the competition.

With games like Splatoon, Smash U, Zelda U, etc, I become more impressed with what the Wii U can do with lesser power. That speaks volumes of Nintendo's quality of gaming. I guess at the end of the day, I'm saying if all you want is Nintendo games, then a Wii U and 3DS purchase (yes both) is right up your alley. If you want an extensive variety of games...then PC, PS4, and/or Xbox 1 may need to be a future purchase for you.



Rafie commented on Interview: Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Su...:

Trust me @Spoony_Tech and I constantly ask for Nintendo themed tables and such on the Zen forums. Heck I just mentioned it again yesterday to Barbie.

MAYBE if a journalist of Tom's caliber asked in their next interview, that may be the push to get Nintendo and Zen together for a collaboration of a 4 pack of Nintendo themed tables, or at least just one table.



Rafie commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

@Punished_Boss I thought Ghost did wonderful for the Wii U, in terms of attach rates to the game. I see people playing online all the time with that game. I guess times are changing. The Wii U is in a bad place with 3rd party support. The bad part about this is that it was Activision's decision not to put it on the system. Seeing as sales for the game are stagnant, then it's no wonder they don't wanna release a port.

This with other news that Ubisoft won't put anymore "mature" games after Watch Dog on the Wi U anymore is unsettling.



Rafie commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

Very good Nintendo. I'm proud!

However, I want to know the REAL reason why the new COD isn't coming to Wii U. Wii U sales are very good and 3DS sales are right on par with PS4 and even better at times. What's going on?!



Rafie commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

@Spoony_Tech I can feel your frustration from here in South Florida man. Again, I know you all are tired of being the butt end of everyone's jokes and how these devs won't either do anything for the Wii U, or delay the game. Still you have to respect the ones that still want to work with Nintendo. To be honest, when it comes to 3rd parties...Nintendo have to take what they can get. We all know the Wii U is a viable console that has promising capabilities. It's just difficult for devs to get behind it because they feel as though they will be taking a loss for developing a game on a system that isn't doing too hot sales wise. Part of the fault is the devs and part of the fault is Nintendo.

The situation with the Crew was something that I thought was bs when they said they weren't developing for the Wii U. Yet there's a 360 version coming along side the PS4 and Xbox One version. No PS3 version either. They claim that there the 360 is more closer to next gen (which is current gen) to develop for. We know the Wii U is more powerful than the past gen, and yet they are not making the game for the Wii U, but instead makes one for the 360?! THAT'S a load of crock. So the Crew (because I was going to get the Wii U version if they released it) is a game I will not be purchasing. Between Project C.A.R.S., Drive Club, and FH 2...I'll have my driving fix. I just wanted a good one for the Wii U.



Rafie commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

@Spoony_Tech Sure no problem

Maybe not a trailer for the Wii U , but there are a plethora of articles saying a Wii U version is coming. Chill man. It's coming. I know Nintendo fans are frustrated with the way they are being treated as of lately by 3rd part devs, but this one is legit. Not to mention that most trailers we've seen are on the PC, including those screenshots on this page.