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wariosmith

wariosmith

Male, United Kingdom

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Mon 11th February, 2013

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wariosmith

#2

wariosmith commented on Mario Golf: Advance Tour:

@TheJudge i had the same thought, will VC games be able to link to other VC games - for example with the Toadstool tour if GC games ever get released

I still have this cartridge and played it recently on my DS, still great fun.

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#6

wariosmith commented on GAME's One Day Mario Kart 8 Deal, for £29.99,...:

done! just picked up my copy - they even gave me another random discount of 1p... taking it down to 29.98... as @andrea987 said 'no brainer'

was waiting for a rainy day to pick it up - but also hadn't had the chance to impulse purchase it as @ULTRA-64 says the UK retail presence is non existent there is only Argos in my town selling Wii U stuff... and always really expensive.

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#7

wariosmith commented on Nintendo Planning to Offer "Flexible Price Poi...:

@Nintenjoe64 Ghosts has a reasonable number of players, most of the core games have a party going on... I just found that the colour scheme was drab so unless you have a huge high res screen you can't see people before they see you... and level size vs player number ratio was off... so you'd hunt around for people, only to get hit by a camper... grrrr
CODII is even worse, can't even get a core Ground War (which was great as it has the most people and rotates through KK / domination)

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#8

wariosmith commented on Nintendo Planning to Offer "Flexible Price Poi...:

digital games are great BUT...
I for one am not going to buy any full priced download games, for one reason, resale. I've been stung recently. I had a 3DS with Zelda LBW and Mario 3D on it... completed them, wanted to sell the system, but couldn't recoup my investment as you have to format the 3DS unless you want to leave your Nin ID and therefore eshop on it... (I don't have another 3DS to transfer to)
On the flip side, I purchased a disc version of COD Ghosts (only because the player number on CODII dropped off a cliff) and really don't like it... so I can turn around and sell it and just take a small hit, rather than 100% of my outlay...
I need to finance my next purchases somehow!

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#9

wariosmith commented on Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In ...:

i've really enjoyed BOP2 on wii u... apart from the lack of people playing online at any one time... so i agree with @nintenjoe64 ... Ghosts will just deplete that number even more.
its chicken and egg... should i convert to Ghosts early and run around on my own... or wait till more people have it?

What i do really value is the fact i don't have to buy a monthly 'pass' to play online so thumbs up to nintendo for that!

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#10

wariosmith commented on GamePad High Capacity Battery Available Now in...:

for me... i'll pass. I actually think that the wire from the charger to the gamepad is long enough (and light enough once passed the converter block) to be un-noticed.
I can't take the gamepad out of the room that the Wii U is in... so i don't have the luxury of playing in bed.
Nice idea though

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#11

wariosmith commented on Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox On...:

the Amazon increase could be due to price drop... the NL pic above showed £229... price just now on Amazon is back up to 269.99... money talks (although you can get it from others via Amazon for ~230... but does 3rd party purchase count towards sales??)

oh Microsoft... all you need to do now to make me even happier is to let Banjo Kazooie, Conkers and Goldeneye to come onto Wii U VC...

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#14

wariosmith commented on Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma:

I took the 'entry level' way into Wii U and got the basic package... 'saving' me money? but no Nintendo Network Premium and just shelled out for an external HDD... that will teach me.

I live in a village... no cable broadband here... downloading The Cave took the best part of an evening. I'm happy to download small indie games etc or VC, but retail games, not a chance - 19GB for Lego City!!!! nah, pre ordered and i get a free lego toy (give to my son, to placate the wife)... oh and physical is cheaper, and once i'm finished I can trade it in and buy another game.

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#15

wariosmith commented on Nintendo UK Promises to Meet Retailers, Share ...:

Nintendo UK have an uphill battle - and this is from a Nintendo fan / Wii U owner [that I got cheap from a liquidation sale... shows the state of retailers]

No advertising in stores on the high street, no word of mouth, not made it into supermarkets where the Wii / DS is still on the shelves. There is only one shop in my town that sells a few Wii U games, but no display model to trial things (though they have a 3DS stand...)

come on Nintendo its not going to happen by magic! I remember the Wii launch period - you couldn't move for demos in shops / shopping centres.

Games on their own won't matter... unless people outside of the already aware/owners get to hear about them / try them.

If i have to tell another person that the Wii U is not just a new controller for the Wii... grrr

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#17

wariosmith commented on Review: LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U):

just seen a LEGO City toy set including Chase Figure + police car and Crooks + code to unlock vehicles and secret missions in the Wii U, so LEGO are doing some joined up merchandising... my son isn't old enough for me to justify purchasing the lego set just yet though...

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#19

wariosmith commented on UK Retailers Call For Wii U Price Cut And Fres...:

too right Sonic-doom, It took me long enough to realise the U was a whole new console not just a new controller. I've lost count of people saying - 'oh you bought a new controller for your Wii' ... and when I say no, they just ask what's the difference... and apart from Nintendo land... I don't have much to say yet.

Have pre-Ordered Lego City... £45 including gteed delivery on day of release...

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#20

wariosmith commented on Guide: Using USB Storage with the Wii U:

might have been asked - tried to trawl through - so apologies if already answered.

If I start out with a small HDD like 250GB, and fill it up... how would I go about moving the files to another HDD, can the Wii U handle two HDD at a time?

If the HDD is formatted only for Wii U use then I couldn't just copy via a PC/Laptop...?

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#22

wariosmith commented on Tiger Woods Is Skipping The Wii U This Year:

I've tried to enjoy the the TW on the wii... but found them all - no matter what new claims they have each year - to be not fun. I haven't enjoyed playing TW since the Gamecube.
Now bring on a new version of Wii Sports golf - with the ball view on the gamepad - that would be awesome.