JuanKerr Comments

  • 3DS worldwide sales total 6.68 million

  • JuanKerr 27/10/2011

    Can you get iPhones on a 12 per month contract like my Vodafone one? I suspect not (although I could be wrong).

    Suddenly, iPhone gaming doesn't seem as cheap as everyone says.
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  • Super Mario 3D Land has SMB3 "at its core"

  • JuanKerr 27/10/2011

    @jablonski

    It's half term isn't it?
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  • Just Dance 2 a record-breaker on Wii

  • JuanKerr 15/07/2011

    People having fun with a game? Sickening. Reply +6
  • UK charts: Just Dance defeats MW2

  • JuanKerr 19/01/2010

    Gamers are pathetic - MW2 has sold millions and millions of copies and there is a huge choice of so called 'hardcore' games that are out there and selling well, but they STILL moan when something like Just Dance tops the charts.



    What's the matter? Are you upset that your precious hobby is being 'invaded' by the general public? Does it bother you that other people might buy this game and enjoy it?



    Honestly, some of the comments on here make me embarrassed to own consoles. I can only assume that most of your are 14 years old or are intellectually stunted.
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  • Next DS won't have motion sensor after all

  • JuanKerr 13/01/2010

    @Cid



    So was the Gameboy ...
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  • NSMB sets Wii sales record in Japan

  • JuanKerr 08/12/2009

    I played Quake recently and it's essentially the same as most modern FPS games. Does that mean all current gen consoles are homes of games from the 1990s? FIFA and Pro Evo are still essentially the same as they were 7 years ago, so are they shit too?



    That's a terrible argument MESSIAH.
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  • GC: PSP Go! brand revealed

  • JuanKerr 22/08/2007

    "By using a wireless broadband connection and a new on-screen keyboard you'll be able to instantly message pals, or you can plug in a headset and talk to them using voice chat. Go out and buy the PSP camera and you'll be able to leave video and voice messages - amusing ones if you take your PSP out with you when you drink."



    Or you could just use your mobile, which is smaller, easier to use and everyone in the whole world already has one ...
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  • Nintendo Mii-ifies comedians

  • JuanKerr 13/03/2007

    I've got a Ricky Gervais Mii on my Wii at home.



    Jonsaan and Darkedge, you're just wrong - Gervais is brillaint.
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  • Nintendo stops Cube production

  • JuanKerr 22/02/2007

    Yes, it looked silly and yes, there were many games droughts, but I loved my little Gamecube - it gave me so many hours of fun and it will continue to sit proudly next to my Wii at home.



    RIP Gamecube.
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  • FIFA blah blah Charts etc.

  • JuanKerr 20/02/2007

    This makes me embarassed to call myself a 'UK gamer'.



    Mind you, the US and European charts aren't any better
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  • Konami gets moist about Wii

  • JuanKerr 05/02/2007

    "Because it hasn't got guns and hookers in it and isn't displayed in HD"



    Indeed :)





    I'm glad someone agrees. All games that can't be run in HD, don't look photo-realistic and don't feature some kind of killing are shit.



    /goes back to parent's basement to play with himself.
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  • JuanKerr 05/02/2007

    That looks Fucking RUBBISH!!!



    Why?



    Because it hasn't got guns and hookers in it and isn't displayed in HD.
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  • No problem adapting to PS3

  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Gonna have to make sure I get the 60 gb version then. Reply 0
  • 3.19m Wiis sold during 2006

  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    @MadMirko



    Cheers for your advice. I'll go for the component if my TV supports it - fingers crossed, eh?!
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    HD Freeview??? Reply 0
  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    @MadMirko



    Cheers for that. I will check it today and if it supports it, I'll get the component cables.



    If not, is it worth getting the Nintendo RGB scart connection?
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Wii games will come and while there are no Wiis actually on the shelves, it wouldn't make great business sense bringing out all the big guns.



    I'm fine with Zelda, Wii Sports and Wario Ware for now. Wario Ware is getting a lot more love from me than I anticipated - desperately trying to beat my score of 38 on 'All mixed up'.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    @SeesThroughAll



    Thanks for clearing that up - I thought it was bollocks when I heard it.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Sorry to repeat myself, but how do I know if my 28" Panasonic widescreen, flatscreen CRT TV supports progressive scan?



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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    peterfll



    I hear what you say, and I totally agree that HD is the future. However, most people don't really know anything or care about HD yet (and I stress YET) - people still watch TV via an analogue aerial and not many even know about the analogue switch off in 2009. I still see people buying DVD players in shops to replace their old VHS players.



    Personally, I could afford an HDTV and Sky HD, but I've seen what it has to offer and I'm not convinced that it is worth the money. This is coming from a proper gadget junkie too, so you can imagine what normal people think about the whole issue.



    All this leads me to the conclusion that Nintendo was right to make the Wii as it is - I don't want to pay for technology that I can't use and it's not the money (I'd pay 300 for the Wii if it was priced that high), it's the principle. Hence, I'm not going to buy a PS3 - I don't want Blu Ray and the fact that I have to pay extra for it really pisses me off.



    On a side note, how do I find out if my CRT TV is progressive scan or not??
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    azmol



    Agreed. As long as the graphics represent the game you are playing, surely that's good enough. Also, a shite game doesn't suddenly become good because it looks nice - as the saying goes: "You can't polish a turd."
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    @Rambaldi



    I see your point too and don't get me wrong, I'm all for new technology. However, until HDTVs are reasonably priced and HD broadcasting is more common, I can't justify the expenditure just for playing 360 games!



    I didn't know about the upscaling thing - I know you can buy high end DVD players that upscale, but didn't know the HD DVD thing for the 360 did it too...



    Blu-Ray and HD DVD are a waste of time though, don't you think? DVD was a step up from VHS in so many ways apart from just picture quality. All BR and HD DVD really offer is improved picture quality.



    Also, am I right in thinking that you can't play normal DVDs on a Blu Ray player???
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    I know HD 'looks good', but what exactly do you watch on it? Unless you have Sky HD or a 360, then it's pointless.



    I get paid fairly well, but an HD set up would cost me 1,500 or so and for better picture quality, that just aint worth it.



    Blade II on my 'crappy' CRT TV looks pretty bloody good to me.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    I'm sure making the Wii HD would cost the consumer more than 20 - plus, game development costs would be pushed up and it would be more expensive all round.



    Besides, living is expensive, so any extra cost hurts - I live in London, and once I've paid rent, bills, car, etc, I don't have much left, so 180 for the Wii was about my limit.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    MadMirko



    Good point. My friend also has his Wii hooked up to an HDTV and it looks sweet.



    It will take A LONG time for games to look as good as normal DVDs.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Not everyone wants HD - no more than 15% of the UK has an HDTV at the moment, so Nintendo is doing the right thing by offering a cheap console suitable for85% of the population who have normal TVs.



    Besides, what is the point of having HD at the moment? Sky HD is just finding its feet and is still expensive and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray is pointless ...
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Whilst I agree that the launch games weren't great, I'm still playing Wii Sports A LOT (if you're bored of that already, then you clearly have no friends), Zelda and Wario Ware.



    Do some people play games 10 hours a day or something? I work full time and go out at the weekend, so I don't get much gaming time. As a result, the Wii suits me perfectly.



    Wario Ware and Wii Sports with a few mates after 8 beers is brilliant.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Wonder where all this Nintendo love is coming from? It can't just be because it's cheap - I really think the motion sensing thing has caught on.



    I'm just concerned whether the momentum will continue for a full 5 years until the Wii 2 ...
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    The Wii really is capturing the attention of the general public - believe it or not, I even seen Nintendo adverts on the TV *shock horror* Reply 0
  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    It's the same story for me - when I get time, I play Zelda, but if I just want a quick blast, it's Wario Ware and Wii Sports.



    Also playing Wario Ware Twisted on my GBA SP - imported it from USA and it is absolutely brilliant. Why was is never released in England?
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    There is indeed a Wii in stock forum somewhere.



    I can't find the damn things anywhere - I'm soooo glad I queued up on Oxford Street for the launch. Sweet.
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  • JuanKerr 25/01/2007

    Good start. If Nintendo keeps its promise of constant releases, the Wii will do far better than the Gamecube.



    DS is still kicking arse as well ...
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  • Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

  • JuanKerr 09/01/2007

    Owen-B



    Ever heard of Zelda?
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  • JuanKerr 09/01/2007

    'Mercury'?



    I bought the game from America last week and it is at home on my bedroom table. Should I be worried??!!
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  • JuanKerr 09/01/2007

    I have all the Waio Ware games and I'm getting this - like someone said earlier, I often find myself loading up WW: Touched for half an hour of fun and what's wrong with that? It doesn't have to be an all-consuming, immersive epic for me to want to play it.



    I'm a 'hardcore gamer' and I like all sorts of games, from Zelda, GTA and Shenmue to Wario Ware and Mario Kart. As long as the game is fun, I don't care what it is.
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  • Eye On '07: Wii

  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    Ryze



    You seem to be impying that your choice of games is an inherently better and more productive way of spending time than mine, which is absurd.



    I like to play fun games with my friends to have a laugh. If I want to involve myself in an amazing story, I read a book or watch a film.



    No game is as epic and involving as the best novels. Name me one game that gets even close to Lord of the Rings as an engaging, fascinating and all-absorbing piece of art.
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    CitizenGeek



    I apologise for the bad phrasing of the question - I didn't have the time to articulate my question properly (I'm supposed to be working!).



    Whilst you put forward a cohesive argument, I don't agree. Mature is very difficult to define and I'd say that NO video games are 'mature.' The best analogy I can think of is film - is Commando, an 18 rated film featuring killing and 'adult' themes' a more 'mature' film than Toy Story, an animated film with 'children's' themes, but contains many jokes aimed at adults and was enjoyed by people of all ages? I'd probably say that Toy Story is a more mature film.



    The same can be said for games. I know as many children who play GTA, MGS and other games with 'adult' themes as adults who play Mario and Animal Crossing which has 'childish' themes. However, Mario and Animal Crossing are aimed at ALL ages and are enjoyed by all ages.



    Maturity is shaped by the audience and their preception of the game.



    Apologies for the muddled argument, but I hope you see the point I am trying to put across.
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    CitizenGeek



    I'm interested: do you think Mario games are less 'mature' because they are colourful? Does it make me, at 28, 'immature' if I prefer playing Mario Football to Metal Gear Solid?
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    Good point Leolian'sBro.



    I personally think Gears of War is a horrible game to look at - unless you have some kind of inhealthy grey fetish, Zelda is far more 'beautiful'. Obviously, that's my personal opinion, but anyone who disagrees is wrong. The end.
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    neil_pub



    Those games will come, but don't you think it would be somewhat foolish for Nintendo to release most of its big franchises in the first year?
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    Thanks BadBoy - I usually use Hugh Jarse, but I do like JuanKerr. Funnily enough, most people don't get it. Probably because of the large numbers of Americans most forums I comment on. Reply 0
  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    BadBoyBonner - agree entirely, although don't you think the graphics will improve over time? From what I've seen of Mario Galaxy, it looks visually impressive and approaching 'next gen' standard (I HATE that expression).



    As for Tiger Woods/Virtua Tennis: If EA and SEGA nail those two, I'll never go back to playing on a regualr control pad again.
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    Spot on bigbadbeasty - that is is exactly the reason I buy Nintendo games too. Guaranteed quality (99% of the time) and guaranteed exclusivity. Reply 0
  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    Why do people always assume that just because a platform game has Mario in it, it is a sequel and therefore not very good? Okay, the characters and landscapes follow on from previous games, but the gamplay always features innovation and very rarely is the game not very good.



    I don't hear people moaning about PES6 and that's identical to PES5 with a few improvements. All I ever hear about PES is that it is brilliant (which it is) and that it is the best in its genre (which it is). Surely the same can be said of proper Mario games? No, because Mario is kiddy and 24 year olds prefer to play football games because it is more 'mature'. Give me a break.
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    Good point RexRunti. I was only being facetious really. The Live system is very good.



    I'd still rather play in a room with 3 friends than online any day.
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  • JuanKerr 05/01/2007

    "I wonder out loud what the average age is of people posting here.



    I'm wondering because I used to be fascinated by long, complex and involving games as well during my student days. I had oceans of time to really plunge into those games. Now, years later, I've found myself a serious girlfriend, moved out to live together with her, got the troubles of my own house hold, work full time, etc etc. I simply don't have that much time anymore, and games which can be played in short, intense bursts (like Wii Play or Wii Sports) are a godsent. Right now I'm actually more interested in that sort of thing than any complex first person shooters.



    Having said that though, I'm still trying to spend as much time as possible playing Zelda Twilight Princess ;-)"



    Couldnt agree with you more Eraser - I'm in exaclty the same situation and the Wii suits my lifestyle down to a tee.



    I have a life and I manage to squeeze in some single player Zelda and some drunken Wii Sports/Mario Football. I'd rather do that than sit on my own playing obese American teenagers on Gears of fucking War.
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