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theBluntKnight

theBluntKnight

kaizokuou ni orewa naru!!!!!!!!!!!!

Australia

The blunt knight isn't the otaku this city deserves, he is the otaku this city needs right now.

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#1

theBluntKnight commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

hmmm I didn't realise it might be possible to create different CN accounts on the one console. It's only interesting from an academic standpoint because scamming is wrong and I would never do that. None of us should, now let us never speak of this again lest Nintendo catch wind of this and close the loophole in their next system update. Good day.

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#4

theBluntKnight commented on Review: One Piece Unlimited World Red (Wii U):

I'm a big one piece fan but I'm still tossing up whether I should get this game when I have a backlog of games still. Well it seems to be selling well atm so it doesn't seem to need my support so maybe I'll wait a while when more copies are avalilable.

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#5

theBluntKnight commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

well it's nice that Kotaku have something nice to say about the wiiU for a change. It just makes me glad that I didn't let them do all the thinking for me when I was tossing up whether to buy a wiiU. I went and bought one back when super mario 3D world came out and everyone was saying "nintendo is doomed" "wiiU is the next dreamcast" "Nintendo will go 3rd party, can't wait to play zelda on my xbox/playstation hahaha". Suffice to say I am very happy with my wiiU and I have around 10 games already for it.At this point in time I have no desire to get any of the competing consoles and I can't see that changing anytime soon, even though I could easily afford them.

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#8

theBluntKnight commented on Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Wor...:

While I think NIntendo missed a golden opportunity by not getting GTA V ported to wiiU but I'm not missing sloppy seconds multiplats from ps4/xbone. As long as Nintendo keeps on delivering quality over quantity I'll continue to be happy to own a wiiU.

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#9

theBluntKnight commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

If they reformed virtual console games so that a game bought exists on your account rather than a particular console meaning that ya only have to buy a VC game once and only once. How many times do they think people want to buy a classic like super mario 3? I have no plans to buy anything on VC until this is addressed by Nintendo, till then I'll just use emulators to play classic games if I can't get my hands on a physical copy.

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#10

theBluntKnight commented on 72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby ...:

I'm 31 and I'm interested in getting some if not all of these amiibos. For the record I have no interest in skylanders or disney infinity nor have I bought any other video game merchandise figures. What might tempt me to splash some of my hard earned cash on these is that they look well made from the photos I've seen and the potential to interact with multiple wiiU and 3ds games

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#12

theBluntKnight commented on Thank Goodness, The Burning Mystery Of Bayonet...:

@rjejr hang on if nintendo has a bee in their bonnet over Bayonetta being naked when she fights (fantastic mental image btw) then what is going to happen with the first game that is included with Bayo 2? Will it be unnecessarily censored or will it just have graphical upgrades here and there and a bit of bonus content if we're lucky ?????????????????????

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#13

theBluntKnight commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Into Second Place In NPD M...:

TBH I am kind of surprised to hear people who own a wiiU and enjoy the games on it say that they hate the gamepad. I would've thought someone who hates the Gamepad would do one of these three things

1) not buy it in the first place
2) sell their wiiU in the case of buyers' remorse
3) use a pro-controller and quit hijacking the comments section with their petty gripes

gamepad hatin' wiiU owners are entitled to have opinions, even if they're unpopular ones. Just don't be overly surprised if folks who have a different opinion put forth their own argument.

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#14

theBluntKnight commented on FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS ...:

Oh no EA games for wiiU. I might have bought one or two if they had interesting gameplay experiences to offer. Ah well that is cash that can be spent on other things. I just recently bought a cheap copy of fifa 13 to practise on for when I play it on PS3 at my friend's place.

the FIFA series is decent enough but not enough to make me want to grab an xbone or ps4. However if Konami got their heads out of their asses long enough to make a good PES game for WiiU I would seriously consider buying it. they wouldn't even have to do a yearly rerelease like EA does every two, three or 4 years would be ok if they can do online upgrades and expansions with out being dicks about it.

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#15

theBluntKnight commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

currently wiiU is the only 8th gen system I own.
Wii is the only 7th gen I have and gamecube + PS2 are the 6th gen systems I own and before that it's nuttin' but Nintendo.

I'm a nintendo fan, I like their approach to making games and I make no apologies for that.

Interestingly the wii was the first only console I bought at launch. The motion controls had me psyched for the new gameplay possibilities and a free game offer for pre ordering sealed the deal. It was great to see Nintendo selling more consoles than Sony and Microsoft. The Wii certainly wasn't perfect as a console yet it's short comings didn't prevent me from enjoying the good games that it had. By 2009 though the euphoria and hope I had for the wii's potential was evaporating and from that point on my interest in gaming in general was on the wane. PS360 had some critically acclaimed games that I heard folks were enjoying but they weren't really the sorts of games I was dying to play.

By the time the WiiU was revealed I saw the gamepad and was mildly impressed but shamefully I thought it was a peripheral for the Wii at first. I looked a little closer to see if it would have really interesting games in the pipeline. The launch titles didn't really tickle my fancy and I just kinda forgot about the wiiU for a while. Last years E3 changed that though. when Sony and Microsoft announced their new consoles and all the bad press that microsoft copped caught my attention. With the hype that PS4 and xbone were getting there was a tremendous amount of doom and gloom being cast upon the wiiU. People were saying things like "now that GTA V skipped wiiU in favor of PS3 and xb360 it's fate as the next dreamcast is virtually sealed" and so on. It all made me want to look at what each had to offer with as much objectivity as possible. Looking past the hype, enhanced graphics and computing power that Sony and Microsoft's offerings had over WiiU the games told a different story. WiiU had more of the sort of games I was interested in playing. And even though by this point 3rd parties were publicly dropping support for the WiiU I looked at what they had already released on it so far and by and large they were PS360 ports many were definitive editions often selling at clearance prices. Which for me was perfect as I hadn't already played those games. Combined with the fact that I don't spend more than 2-3 hours per day playing games the wiiU exclusives that I liked in the pipeline for the made wiiU were perfect for me.

So it was that I got my wiiU earlier this year and have really enjoyed super mario 3d world and Mario kart in particular. I have almost 10 games already and most of them I haven't even played yet (shameful I know). But what I'm getting at is that despite nintendo's inadequate marketing for the wiiU (in the early days at least) I really feel that the WiiU is a step up from what the Wii was. I didn't expect the HD graphics and the gamepad to be such a step up from the wii but I have been pleasantly surprised. If Nintendo can maintaing a steady stream of quality games then my wiiU will not gather dust like my Wii did late in it's generation (to be fair all my consoles were gathering dust at that time).

Sony may well sell more and more PS4's and they may end up winning this generation (in terms of total sales). And that won't bother me very much as long as Nintendo stays focussed, supports the wiiU and 3ds fully all the way.
RIght now I have no desire to buy xbone or PS4. If sometime in the future I find myself wanting to play some of those 3rd party multi-plats I would sooner get a decent gaming PC. Especially if one day some computer genius cracks the software protection that currently prevents those games being playable on PC, then even their exclusives wont be safe from the PC. And should that day come there schadenfreude will rain down upon them from nintendo fans who know that such a feat for wiiU games has many more hurdles making it highly unlikely.

wow, I didn't mean to write an essay but reading the comments here made me want to share my views and experiences.

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#18

theBluntKnight commented on E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox fo...:

for all the people concerned about the gamepad-centric controls demoed by Miyamoto-san I have a strong feeling that the finished game will allow players to opt for more traditional controls. A bit like the wii wheel, some people hate it and some people love it but by giving players the choice everybody wins. I hope that NIntendo carries this over into the new starfox.

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#20

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's GamePad Bet Could Pa...:

in a way I feel bad for the people who dislike the gamepad because Nintendo is making a concerted effort to utilise the gamepad more and more in it's games which will make it harder to get by using just the pro controller.

However I like the gamepad, I find it comfortable and I couldn't imagine playing my wiiU with any other controller. Off screen play is a really nifty feature that I find myself using more and more. And I agree the gamepad is something that prevents the wiiU just being a PC in nintendo packaging (I'm aware that power pc architecture isn't used in PCs as such but in the early 2000s apple used them in their imacs which are PC-like).

I'm sure that if Nintendo wanted to play it safe they could have focussed on processing power and used a pro controller instead of the gamepad. However I don't think that would have been to the wiiU's advantage. Sure blockbusters like MK8 and smash bros wouldn't have been adversely affected but with controllers that offer nothing new there would be fewer avenues for game makers to innovate. I would just like to point out that with just about every console generation Nintendo has introduced something new to their controllers. With the NES it was the start and select buttons that enabled people to pause their game from the control pad rather than having the pause button on the console itself like Sega did with the master system. The SNES gave the world shoulder buttons and the N64 introduced the analogue stick and rumble feedback. The gamecube is the odd one out as had a unique button layout but that was more of a refinement and of course the wii popularised motion controls. So to me the game pad is just the latest trend in Nintendo's drive to offer something new in their controllers.

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#21

theBluntKnight commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Planning To Release Amiibo F...:

I have not really one to buy collectable figures, nor did I get tempted to buy in to the skylanders or disney infinity franchises but these I am feeling very tempted to get into. They are highly detailed and look really cool to display but the fact that they can interact with SSB and other nintendo games is really interesting.

If this thing takes off I'd like to see Nintendo come up with a thing where you could take an in game snapshot of a character or a mii and send it through to be 3d printed with an NFC chip.

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#22

theBluntKnight commented on Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Ro...:

I'm really glad PacMan is joining the fray. With Mega Man and Sonic as the other third party characters I am really looking forward to this new smash bros game. All it needs is the return of Mr Game and Watch and I might be tempted to call this character line up perfect.

As for getting third party characters into the Amiibo line up I don't see why being non nintendo absolutely precludes them from being in there. If an acceptable royalty could be negotiated with the rights holder then why wouldn't Sega, Capcom and Bandai Namco want to get a little extra cash off heritage characters that are no longer big sellers in their own right (that they used to be).

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#25

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform ...:

here some of my hopes for this. First I hope that these figurines are like the assist trophies in smash bros. where they cover all Nintendo owned characters. I don't want them releasing a separate pokemon line even though there are nearly a trillion individual pokemon by now. I say release a figurine for each individual pokemon if you can or must Nintendo but stick to that thing where figurines will be able to work with multiple games. I hope they can be creative about it rather than make their in game application a simple virtual collection, things like unlock new characters or scanning them in does other unexpected things like unlock hidden areas or opens up new different possibilities.

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#27

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

Nintendo needs to sort it's poopoodoodoocacapoopiedoodledoo out with online content. There's no point in trying to get people to pay for Mario 3 over and over again if they can just use another form of emulation to play it, like one that is freely available. The issue here is trust, we the game playing public need to have trust in the providers of this online distributed content. Having a unified account that allows you to play games across different platforms is more trustworthy than a console specific account.
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#28

theBluntKnight commented on One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wi...:

I'm glad they've decided to use cel shading for this one, it looks promising. I just wish for the western releases they had a subtitle option because I am a OP fan but I don't watch the dubbed version and I fear it may be a little jarring to have to get used to the american voices to play this game.

Hopefully they manage to get the action RPG gameplay to be fun whilst staying true to the source material.

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#30

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Is The Castlevania Series Finis...:

@64supermario fair enough, I haven't played it but I've heard it 's a reworking of a 1989 gameboy title Castlevania: The Adventure. I wouldn't mind checking it out, hopefully it's possible to get wiiware games on wii u. Still that particular game is the exception.

and about 3rd party games not selling well on nintendo consoles, I think it goes back to the days of N64 when PS1 seemed to get all the best 3rd party games and N64 got some really average ones. Since then it would seem that people get a nintendo console primarily for nintendo games and playstation/xbox for other games. As for lacklustre sales on nintendo's handhelds, that is a complete mystery. I would've thought a brand like castlevania would've sold well if the games got decent reviews.

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#32

theBluntKnight commented on Talking Point: Is The Castlevania Series Finis...:

meh there hasn't been a simple but great castlevania since super castlvania IV. Games like Sonic, Castlevania and Megaman just don't seem to translate well to 3D. If Konami gets Igarashi to oversee castlevania V maybe I'll get hyped about a new castlevania game.

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#33

theBluntKnight commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014:

I'm surprised there isn't more luv for Bayonetta 2. It does look very promising, I haven't played the first one but I would consider getting it simply because it offers something a little different on WiiU. As always I will wait for the reviews and never pre-order. If game developers want my hard earned cash they will have to make good on their promises.

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#34

theBluntKnight commented on Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki Is Speeding Towards Sonic...:

personally I think the WiiU would be a great home for HD dreamcast classics like Shenmue. As for why Sega have left so many Ip's from that era gather dust over the last few years, I have a theory. It was a result of a shift to tap into the tastes of western gamers, a re-evaluation of what could be considered global appeal. Before the sales success of the xbox 360 and call of duty 4 Japanese developers could more or less take the west for granted as the dominant console had been a japanese one since the mid eighties. So a publisher like Sega could simply make games the way they wanted and the west could have the games they would feel are worth releasing there. Even after Sega buried the dreamcast and went third party they did the logical thing and brought their current ip's over to the other consoles. While they weren't all multi-million sellers like virtua fighter 4 on PS2 was, it was a strategy that more or less worked. And then Sony slipped up allowing microsoft to gain some ground and around 2007 COD4 became a smash hit and everybody took notice. Another factor that plays into this is the rising cost of developing a AAA game, which means developers and publishers can't take any risks now. So in a market where the race is on to create the next COD4 or the next GTA or the next (insert franchise that sells millions on the name alone) nobody wants to take a chance at putting out something that might be well made and worth playing but is ignored by the majority of players. It saddens me that today the stakes are so high that a game being a cult hit or a hidden gem rather than a smash could be the difference between a company going bankrupt or surviving. So it is that I believe Sega is worried that not enough people will buy something such as Panzer Dragoon U, or Shenmue 3 or Jet Set Radio U. Sadly it seems the only franchise they are willing to persist with is Sonic even though it's inherently a the type of game that works best in 2D. . . . . and that is my 2 cents.

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#35

theBluntKnight commented on Do You Want This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-...:

My thoughts on the aesthetics of this custom NES - it's totally rad.
It's well outside my price range. unless I became a billionare then I would only buy a custom console if it was at a reasonable price and if I thought it might appreciate if value.

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#37

theBluntKnight commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

@QuickSilver88
to have it set up like that would be good. Nintendo might need a really high bandwith Wireless connection but Ninty could pull it off. I would like to think that getting a WiiU will be a vote of confidence in them to make the dream of convergence finally happen. For me it really feels like it's gonna happen in the next gen, the WiiU gamepad and the 3ds are just asking to be merged.

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#38

theBluntKnight commented on UK Magazine EDGE Names Nintendo Publisher Of T...:

Congratulations to Nintendo they have certainly earned this award.

I had a thought while scrolling thru the comments section. If their next console is both the new 3ds and the new WiiU then they could make all their new games available digitally but do it in a non douchey way. Such as with an experimental new game type they could put out demos and if the fan feedback is positive they could make a few stages and sell them digitally at a low price. And then for extra levels developed system owners could purchase them as they become available. Could be good avant garde indie folks who'd like a crack at the big time.

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#39

theBluntKnight commented on Tech Site The Verge Thinks The Wii U's Failure...:

I think we can all agree that the WiiU hasn't been as successful as it could've been. There are many different reasons that have been speculated. I think it comes down to two things. It hasn't been marketed ideally, in a way continuing with the wii branding may have worked against it as initially people weren't sure if the WiiU was an addon or a peripheral as Nintendo focussed on the gamepad. Which is ironic given that as yet there hasn't been a mind blowing, major killer app that demonstrates what the gamepad can really do, something that makes it indispensable and makes people feel bad for doubting it's worth in the first place. I'm not saying it hasn't been used creatively, I'm saying there hasn't been a game that has used it to the extent that it redefines how we play games. There is still time as long as Nintendo continues to support the WiiU.

It looks like the direction Nintendo are heading is full convergence of handheld and console games. At best it could mean that the big N's next machine could replace the WiiU and 3DS in one fell swoop. Being able to leverage the dominance of the hand held market into the living room would seem to be the holy grail for Nintendo in a quest that began as early as the late nineties with the gameboy transfer pak for N64, and then into the GBA gamecube link. I don't think Nintendo merged their hardware divisions just for s***s and giggles. It would make sense for them to do it now, so early in the lifespan of the WiiU to allow them plenty of time to work thru the issues and plan something brilliant. And I think next gen would be a good time to drop the Wii branding, after Wii U it will have run it's course.

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#40

theBluntKnight commented on Aussie Pirate Sued For Illegally Sharing New S...:

I kinda think that aussie pirate is a bit of a jerk for ripping NSMB and uploading it when Nintendo decided to release it here a week before other western countries. I'm not some anti piracy purist, but to pirate it as soon as it's released is a little distasteful. Games cost money to make and the biggest returns are made in those first few weeks of a games release so from that point of view the big N was right to sue the pants off him. Also I doubt Nintendo will do nice things for Australia now that this guy has reinforced the island of convicts stereotype. Anyway it was nice of Nintendo to show him that they still value him as a customer and I think it was a subtle reminder that if he tries that poopoo again they know where to find him.
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