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Proud owner of Wii U, 3DS and a tabby cat

Thu 10th October, 2013

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tysonfury commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I'm calling it for gaming tablet - essentially a £150 Wii U gamepad you can take out of the house and works with Wii U

  • they can re-release a 'family edition' Wii U with a wii remote and no gamepad for £99
  • the next gen console will be an apple tv type device with no controller or disc drive

We can but dream!!



tysonfury commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

I don't think there will be a new handheld per se. Technically there hasn't been a new handheld since the DS in 2004 - only incremental upgrades (the gap between DSi and 3DS wasn't much let's be honest)
I think nintendo will bring out new models every year like it has for the last few years (like Apple does) and they'll keep selling tonnes..



tysonfury commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

I won't be sad to see it go, the UK site was horrendously ugly and clunky compared to the lovely US site.

I was interested in saving up stars for while after I got a Wii U but half the time I had trouble signing in to my account, and I lost interest pretty quickly



tysonfury commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

I'm sorry to disappoint you - I'm a cameraman and I can tell you this from experience - the 'new' gamepad is actually a trick of the camera lens caused by the distant focus and a long lens. The light from the gamepad diffuses, or 'blooms', and makes the rest of the bevel seem small by comparison

You can try this at home if you have a camera - point the lens at your christmas tree and change the focus, the lights will seem massive

It's the same old gamepad. Sorry.



tysonfury commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

Good for these guys - I'll be downloading the beta and supporting them
It just goes to show how smart Nintendo is to back indies, and here's the payback - these guys could be the Majong's of tomorrow, hope they make a billion



tysonfury commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

I was in Game today in Belfast and spotted the £14.99 price tag, went online and found most Amiibos sold out on Amazon or trading for up to £30 second hand
This is great news for Nintendo! It's like the Wii all over again :)



tysonfury commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

I have an xbox 360 and a Wii U on the same wireless network and Xbox marketplace is instant, no loading times at all. On the eShop I'm stuck playing that silly slot machine game for a minute. It's a subtle wait but it's enough to put me off accessing eShop and Miiverse several times per day



tysonfury commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

Miiverse! Now THERE'S another missed opportunity - like so much with the system, an abundance of potential totally squandered by lazy execution. They've spent years building up a robust social network that still takes about a minute to load, where you can't post video or audio (except MK8 but it's dog slow), doesn't link to Facebook or Twitter etc etc etc

I don't see Sega selling much on PS4 and XBone either, unless I'm wrong? And there are game gear titles on 3DS...



tysonfury commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

I have to admit that the eshop and virtual console are a massive let down.

After 2 years, where are the N64 games? DS? Gamecube? Wii? Third parties have mostly abandoned it too. Where's Sega? And are we still banging on about Earthbound? That one title had a very limited appeal to begin with.

When it comes to interface, XBox marketplace puts the eshop to shame. eShop takes a good minute to load and is dog slow to navigate. And weren't we promised we could purchase titles from the web browser with a login ID, just like, I dunno, every other system on the market?

Poor showing Nintendo. And this is from a lifelong fan, I do feel very let down by Wii U



tysonfury commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

It may be good value, but they're still not going to sell a Wii U to the average consumer INSTEAD OF an XBone or PS4.

They needed to cut the price a year ago to an impulse-purchase price of around $250 to attract causal gamers off smartphones, and attract XBone and PS4 gamers to pick up a second system

But I fear it's too late already



tysonfury commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

Pissed off with Ubisoft at the moment. Playing AC: Rogue on the Xbox (sssh) at the moment - but just WISHING it was on Wii U. AC3 & 4 were THE BEST VERSIONS thanks to the gamepad map and miiverse (for when you get stuck) and a consistent framerate which made it a total delight to play.



tysonfury commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

This is a brilliant move imo
People have been saying since before Wii that traditional home consoles are on their way out, Nintendo are doing what they've always done, redefining what interactive entertainment actually is
If it's made like a game boy, that is with Nintendo's typical attention to detail and robust build quality and affordability (which it will be), it'll be a huge success (which it will be)



tysonfury commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

Good. Now can we have, please
1. A photo-video channel. You've no idea. This would entertain families for days, and its the perfect use of the gamepad. Who doesn't want to draw a moustache on grandma and post it to facebook?
2. Wii games launching straight from the Wii U menu
3. Gamepad button functionality in Wii mode (2 years and still I can't play ocarina of time on the gamepad... you owe us this Nintendo)
4. More stability. I don't think my Wii U is stable enough

Given up praying for Tvii to come to Europe, no one will even want it now by the time it arrives (kind of like Ubisoft games)



tysonfury commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

I don't get it. Wii U is outselling XBone by thousands a week according to the controversial site vgchartz - and from a variety of sources its install base is currently 7m to XBones 5m and P24s 10m..

The argument that Wii U is not selling DOES NOT WASH

There must be another reason why so many 3rd parties are shying away, it must be something Nintendo themselves are doing or not doing...



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

Good to see easy-to-understand coloured buttons coming back to nintendo hardware - playing SM3DW with my dad at christmas was difficult, telling him to press the 'A' button and he needed his reading glasses to tell which one it was...



tysonfury commented on Minor Web Miiverse Update Allows You to Show O...:

Miiverse is still toooo sloooooow, so is eshop. It really puts me off posting or even checking my notifications. It's still browser based, why the web elements couldn't be integrated into a static OS I don't know - for example, Miiverse notifications in games like SM3DW, or, day I say it, Xbox 360's OS....



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

Incredible news!!!!!!! This is a great move by Nintendo and will turn Amiibo into a force to be reckoned with..
And I hope Wii Coconut Mall is one of the DLC classic tracks..

I wonder will online players be able to play DLC tracks without buying first..?



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

Great point - I think Wii U will be a second console for most people. Of course it will need to hit $250/£200 first.

I think this a happy future for Nintendo - their systems will always provide unique experiences from 1st and 2nd parties and indies. Big franchises will always split the difference on Xbone and PS4 and their successors. Nintendo is a small company that can sell at a low cost and still make large profits - I don't mind, long may this continue!



tysonfury commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

If you think about it, it makes sense that many third parties aren't supporting nintendo hardware as a general rule. Nintendo is a software developer. Consistent the best and most successful games company in history, and the primary competitor for EA, Activision, Ubisoft etc..

In the 80s, NES was the only game in town - if you were a software developer you had to go to them or maybe Atari, or Sega, who also developed their own software

Now there's Sony and Microsoft who mostly make phones, TVs and PCs (not including Windows), they're not trying to sell their own games. Meanwhile some software developers are bigger and richer than Nintendo and don't have to go begging to them to be allowed to distribute their games.

Except for cases like the Wii or the 3DS, where the platforms' runaway successes are irresistible cash cows to developers:

Let's get used to the fact that nintendo systems sell nintendo games, and the gaps will be filled by indies, which nintendo is fully supporting, and 2nd parties (there are more and more of them recently)

That's not a bad deal.



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

Another point worth making - Assassins Creed has been a long established franchise on xbox and PS (starting with the woeful first game). Its reputation with gamers has been built up over time. Ubisoft can't honestly expect to introduce a new franchise to a whole new market in two years and expect it to sell the same numbers. This sounds like an excuse to me.