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Male, 35, United States

Mon 6th October, 2008

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vio commented on Updated Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle in ...:

@doomgc I don't know about that.. It seems to me that they would have already announced more DLC by now if it was going to happen. I have a suspicion that even though the DLC obviously sold very well, they don't wanna put out anymore because they don't want to further fragment the online community with more courses. Then again, I would suspect nearly everyone who regularly races online has both packs and would purchase any additional packs...

Also, it's possible the team is working on the next entry in the series now.



vio commented on Updated Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle in ...:

I have the original bundle and honestly, the wheel is lame. I think I used it once. I don't bother with the motion controls in Mario Kart 8. Much prefer to use my pro-controller.

Now the Wiimote on the other hand was a great bonus.



vio commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

A couple of important things guys:

1. You can access the search window by pressing Y on the gamepad.

2. You can DISABLE the auto-play function for TV shows! Go to the Your Account page on Netflix's site. Then go to Playback Settings. Remove the check mark from "Play next episode automatically".

Hope this helps!



vio commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

OMG! They FINALLY added profiles? I had seriously given up hope it would ever happen. Netflix has been on the Wii U since day 1 and has remained virtually unchanged. So ridiculous, but better late than never I say. Now if they would just add support for other controllers, but that will probably take another 3 years.

@rjejr Yes, sadly Netflix on the Wii U does not support 5.1. Well, unless they added that with this update...



vio commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:


Really? Are you trolling? Have you not seen the Wii U Zelda? Hell, how about Mario Kart 8? The Wii U is plenty powerful enough to produce stunning graphics with good framerates.

This game looks and runs like crap because of the developer. It has nothing to do with the Wii U's supposed lack of power.



vio commented on Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea O...:

He seems hung up on his job being fun, a rather immature mentality IMO. Work often is not fun. Their job is to develop games and they are paid well for it, not play and have fun. They would have surely received a nice large paycheck for F-Zero...



vio commented on Star Fox Zero Doesn't Have Online Multiplayer,...:

That doesn't even make sense.. Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. have full online multiplayer and run at 60FPS. And compare Star Fox's graphics to those, which are frankly the best looking games on the Wii U.

I'm still happy to get a new Star Fox, but early Xbox 360 graphics and no online multiplayer... Come on now... Imagine how awesome an online 4-player co-op mode would have been. And that's exactly what Black Ops 3 has. But no, we don't get ANY online play with Star Fox and oh, we don't get Black Ops 3 either.

I've been a hardcore, loyal Nintendo fanboy my whole life(34 years old now), but I really am about to just go buy a PS4.



vio commented on Nintendo's E3 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Off ...:

No this doesn't help. Besides for Star Fox and Zelda Wii U, there's nothing there I care about. And Zelda isn't coming until 2016...

No new F-Zero, no long rumored Diddy Kong Racing sequel, no Metroid Prime for Wii U... I don't have a 3DS, so I don't care about the games coming out for it. Also, I thought Retro was going to announce something. What the hell are they doing?

I wasn't truly expecting it, but I was hoping they would announce more DLC for Mario Kart 8 too...

Just a huge let down.. Oh well, at least the NWC was quite good. Frankly much better than the E3 Direct was.



vio commented on Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely S...:


That's a good point. I remember when Ghosts was released for the Wii U and on this same site the comments section filled up with crap like "I don't care about Call of Duty! I'm gonna go play Super Mario 3D world!" etc.

I quickly pointed out this is why 3rd parties don't want to bring their games to the Wii U. And alas, it turns out Ghosts will be the final CoD on the Wii U. Surprise, surprise. sigh



vio commented on Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely S...:

Ok then....

  • Activision mysteriously adds Nintendo Network ID linking function to official Call of Duty site.
  • Nintendo user asks Activision on their official Twitter what the reason for that is...
  • Activision rep says "Stay tuned for more Wii U releases!"
  • A month later Activision says "No Black Ops 3 for you Wii U guys!"

Really Activision? Really? Video game developers/publishers are so unprofessional these days...



vio commented on Nintendo is Discontinuing the Basic 8GB Wii U ...:

Honestly, the 8 gig model should have never existed. These days, even 32 gigs isn't really jack and 8 gigs is an absolute joke. I realize you can easily connect an external hard drive, but still, it should have still had at least 200 gigs of internal storage right out of the box. People don't want to have to buy a hard drive on top of all the money they already spent.

I just don't get why Nintendo struggles so much with this. The original Wii's 512MB was such a joke! The system couldn't even do DLC because of that crap!



vio commented on Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It...:

This has my interest because of the Extreme G influences. I love the Extreme G games and I really miss that franchise... So sad that it just died after the 6th generation. Not sure what to make of this game, but it cannot be fairly judged yet. It's clearly very early in development. That's the only explanation for the terrible, simplistic graphics and the crap videos that show virtually nothing.

There's actually another Indie futuristic racer in development called Formula Fusion that looks pretty decent. It's from former Wipeout developers. But sadly it's not coming to Wii U.

And what the heck is going on with FAST Racing Neo? Did it get cancelled?



vio commented on Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Wi...:

There's that old rumor that Retro is working on a new Diddy Kong Racing for Wii U... Maybe that will finally come to fruition... I would love to see it happen, but Nintendo seems so focused on Mario Kart 8 with all the DLC and updates that I wonder if they have a "Why bother with another kart racer for the system?" mentality now.



vio commented on Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eSh...:


Mario Kart isn't losing anything. It has nothing to do with MK 8, which has been extremely successful and is considered by many to be the best in the series... It's sales numbers have everything to do with the small install base of the Wii U. If Mario Kart 8 was on the original Wii, it would have already sold at least 20 to 30 million units.



vio commented on Nintendo and Universal Studios Announce Theme ...:

LOL! This is funny because so many people were saying on forums after Baby Park showed up in the MK DLC that they wish Nintendo would make a theme park and well, here you go! Well, it's not a Nintendo park, but it's good enough!

They better make an awesome Mario Kart ride! Star Fox could make for a great one as well.



vio commented on Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the M...:


Uhm, there's a couple things. For one, the course is in anti-gravity mode, so everyone is going to be bumping into each other for boosts. Also, there's that whole 200cc thing making the course extremely fast and chaotic.

And while there's no special items in MK 8, there's still items. Imagine how crazy the piranha plant item will be on it.



vio commented on Rumour: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Teased For N...:


Not true actually. We did get a single DLC map for each game. Black Ops 2 got Nuketown 2025 and Ghosts got Free Fall. But yes, we obviously got screwed over on 99% of the DLC, which are of course the 4 big DLC packs every CoD gets.



vio commented on Rumour: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Teased For N...:

I really don't expect it come to the Wii U as the sales of CoD on the Wii U are just too low for Activison to really care anymore, thus no AW on the Wii U. But this new linking feature is interesting... However I really only want the game if they properly support it and actually give us all the DLC dammit! The way we got completely screwed over with the DLC for BO 2 and Ghosts was just foul. We would literally beg Activision and Treyarch to let us buy their DLC and they simply ignored us. Sooo wrong and bad bad business.. Do it right this time or don't do it at all.



vio commented on Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC Pack Brought ...:


MK 64 is NOT faster than MK 8. And more creative track design? Are you serious? It has the most creative design of any game in the series! Sure, there's a few "meh" tracks, but overall, the design is fantastic.

Sonic Racing is quite good and all, but the physics are crap and the online community, well, there is no online community! The lobbies are ghost towns. The support for the game is terrible. No more updates, no DLC. MK 8 is simply the better game overall.



vio commented on Mario Kart 8 Is Getting A Blisteringly Fast 20...:


Hmm, I don't recall that being mentioned in the direct.. I'll have to go back and watch it again.

As for the DLC online, what I mean is, are we going to be able to select both packs plus the base 32 for online play? Naturally all I want is to be able to race all 48 tracks online. I'm very happy right now with being able to race the base 32 and the current 8 DLC online. I don't want this to be ruined now..

Also, are the people who only have pack 1 or only have pack 2 split off from those of us who have both packs? That's what is confusing to me.. If that happened you would have the online community split up in 4 different segments:

1. Those who have both DLC packs(which admittedly will probably make up the majority of the online community anyway).

2. Those who only have the Zelda pack.

3. Those who only have the Animal Crossing pack.

4. And those poor souls who don't have either DLC pack...

That's a lot of splitting up there. Worries me a bit.



vio commented on Mario Kart 8 Is Getting A Blisteringly Fast 20...:

Definitely a cool edition! Although it could be frustratingly difficult. I wonder if the 200cc mode will be available for online races...

The best part for me though was learning the DLC is coming out April 23rd instead of the planned May release! This is great! My only real complaint was that they ONLY showed us the Animal Crossing course. But it's not a huge deal, as we'll be racing on all 8 in roughly 3 weeks anyway. I'm suspect they'll be rapidly releasing trailers for the new courses over the next few weeks as well.

Also, I wonder how the DLC will work online now? Are they going to split up the communities even more? Because there's probably a few people that only bought pack 1 or only bought pack 2... Maybe now you will have to own both packs in order to race any of the DLC tracks online? Hmmm...



vio commented on Talking Point: What We Expect from Nintendo Di...:

Guys, I think we are going to finally see Star Fox. That German leak continues to appear more and more legit. I say this because this web site popped up today:

Of course, it COULD be fake, but man, that is some hardcore level 100 trolling if this leak and site are all fake. Either way, we'll find out for sure real soon here!



vio commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

The Conduit 1 and 2 would be great. I haven't played either one, but heard they were quite good. House of the Dead: Overkill and RE Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles would be great additions as well.



vio commented on Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclu...:

Bandai Namco make some good games, like Tekken, Soulcaliber and Dark Souls. So who knows, maybe this will be decent.

I wonder what the gimmick to get into our wallets will be though. Obviously they're still looking to make money off of it... Free-to-play doesn't mean EVERYTHING is free.



vio commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Well, at least there is a Wii brand to be a "shadow of it's former self." Sony has no brand in the handheld market. Both the PSP and Vita have been failures.. Especially the Vita, which even Sony themselves have given up on. Sad, because the Vita is a nice piece of hardware, but Sony has completely botched it. Big time fail.

Nintendo may no longer be the king of video games, but they also have the distinct honor of being the ONLY company to be successful in BOTH the home console and handheld/portable markets. Many have tried to take Nintendo's crown in the handheld arena over the years, but none have succeeded. It's really quite impressive.



vio commented on Preview: Power Sliding Around The Legend of Ze...:

No, I'm constantly checking YouTube and I am unable to find anything. It seems Nintendo is intentionally trying to keep some of the tracks like Ice Ice Outpost and Wario's Goldmine under wraps. I guess they don't want to completely reveal everything before the DLC's release.

Either way, only a few more days until we're racing on all of them ourselves anyway! I've never been so pumped up for DLC!



vio commented on Video: Enjoy a Turbo Boost With This Mario Kar...:

I was thinking about that as well. Obviously it's not going to be an issue for a long time(sad face frickin' may release date...), but still, I don't understand how Nintendo is going to deal with that. Are they really going to split the community up that many ways?

Honestly, they should have just sold both packs together instead of giving the option to buy only 1 of them. Hopefully most everyone bought both packs. I don't understand why anyone would just want 1.. You just save 4 measily bucks and lose out on a whole bunch of content in the process... Such a better way to go paying 12 bucks for both packs.



vio commented on Video: Enjoy a Turbo Boost With This Mario Kar...:

Really? You must not play for very long sessions. I've played Mount Wario online countless times..

Also, read that article I posted. It's not going to be an 8/40 probability of DLC tracks coming up. That info was inaccurate. You're actually gonna be able to join rooms with only other DLC owners.