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Monday Chat, September 23


It's Monday, so what have you been up to all weekend? Anything exciting? Perhaps your days have been GTA V related or perhaps (and we're just putting this out there) you've been playing a different game?

Let us know what your two days of freedom from work/school/college have consisted of.

Let's Chat!

Edited On 23 Sep, 2013

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John 3 years ago
Been on the EASFC Web App...trying to get a decent amount of coins ready for FIFA on Friday.
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Dead 3 years ago
Played some GTA, and had my first Ostrich burger.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
Been keeping a eye on TGS news and else playing Final Fantasy XIV. Also found time to watch Plains (Disney movie) with my family
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Well Saturday had a stall at Dev Con which was local comic book convention selling some of my collectibles made £500 which was good :) then completed Puppeteer at the weekend very enjoyable game.
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Joe2120 3 years ago
This weekend I've been playing GTA V, Rain and FIFA 14. There will be a review for the latter soon. Rain review coming next month.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
When is Rain out Joe?
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
finished the story of GTA 5 last night, 76% complete. lots of collectibles to find now.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Saturday was taken up mainly by Chibi-Sunny. There were Street Fighter, Mario Kart, Goldeneye and Brawl tournaments set up there. Was brilliant. And tons of Streetpass hits (just about every other person there had a 3DS. I'd say I got about 60 overall.) rest of the time has been GTA, KH and Harvest Moon. Got 2 more days of holiday so gonna try and finish off Kingdom Hearts
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Joe2120 3 years ago
@Bindiana next month I presume as that's when the review embargo is.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I am about 90% in GTA just finishing all the races and so on.
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Samka 3 years ago
Spent all my spare time over the weekend playing Ni No Kuni. Am really enjoying it but kind of want to crack on and complete it now so I can move onto another game. However I keep finding myself thinking 'ooh just one more side quest/bounty hunt/trip to the casino' so didn't actually make much progress on the main story apart from killing one boss (the serpent dude). dammit! wish I wasn't such a sucker for side quests and mini games...
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I found that Ni No kuni dragged on also that the combat got more and more infuriating. I am on the last boss just really can not be bothered trying again got to the last form then died and dont want to fight the other two again.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
the last boss is only difficult if you've been skipping everything. If you've done all of the sidequests and trying to get 100% it should be a walk in the park
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Samka 3 years ago
I've actually found I've liked the combat more as I've progressed as I've gotten more used to quickly switching to defend/all out defend when a boss is doing their big attack, which generally results in plenty of nice HP/MP gems or a supercharged gem, which makes things a lot easier. But yeah, I do spend a lot of time doing side quests and level grinding haha, even when I have the best intentions to just get on with the game, I can't resist it...
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I have done pretty much everything, think my problem with the last boss I did not realise my people were being healed and spent all the time trying to heal them. I also feel that the last section just now was completely tacked on and not needed. It is annoying when you tell your minion thing to attack and he stands behind someone just swinging away.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Tbh I can't remember what I did during the Weekend
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I know that I played a bit of One Piece Pirate Warriors (Usopp is surprisingly awesome) and I listed my Fightstick on Ebay but beyond that I can't remember
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Dead 3 years ago
The same thing you do every weekend, try and take over the world.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Finished GTA on friday so my weekend consisted of playing FIFA 14 early access.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I kind of walked right into that one didn't I? Oh how I miss Pinky & the Brain
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I was wondering Lad. Why do you have you the early access on both PS3 & 360? Oh and if anyone is interested in the Fighstick. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=331029875934
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I have no idea haha.
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Samka 3 years ago
Were you playing Pirate Warriors 1 or 2 Pika? I haven't even got round to playing Pirate Warriors 1 yet but really want to (mainly as I am a massive OP fangirl, as if that wasn't obvious from my avatar).. my boyfriend wasn't that bothered about playing it so we never got it, but I might give it a go when I'm on maternity leave in a few weeks time before the baby shows up (course now I say that she'll show up early and ruin all my carefully laid gaming plans haha)
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Skip PW 1. Go Straight for 2.. It has all of the same chars in along with the New World versions and some others....even if they are a bit silly (Because seriously. Everyone wanted to play as Perhona or Marco the Pointless over Magellan or Lucci) It's basically what PW1 should have been. Still has a ton of problems tho.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I don't want to play as Magellan or Lucci but I am interested in Marco, Perhona is a take or leave. I mostly want to play as Smoker when I get the game
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Why would anyone NOT wanna play as Magellan? How about CC, Hodi or Arlong then? (Nah. Wouldn't wanna play as Hodi either.) it's just annoying how they've basically went for the fanservice chars over major villains and important characters. How about playing as Chopper's forms? He IS A main character yet twice they've failed to actually put his complete moveset in. Ridiculous. And Smoker is pretty decent. You get him early on.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I assume that it would be a bit difficult to include all of Chopper's moves (Post Time-skip, I think they could have done the Pre Time-skip version better) All these games are is Fanservice. That's the exact reason I'm looking forward to J-Stars VS, it's Fanservice
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Samka 3 years ago
ha yeah the OP games really are just fanservice. that's why I'll probably still pick up PW1 (and, later, probably PW2) despite the problems with it that popped up in reviews. also I love the NW character designs but the retro/nostalgia-ness of PW1 appeals to me
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Whitey 3 years ago
Bloody hell, how is everyone so far in GTA already, almost 100% :/ I take my time with those games. On Saturday I was up till like 6am trying to take down Tequatl on GW2 after 3 failed attempts we finally managed to kill it :D. On Sunday I bought State of Decay on Steam and played that for a bit, game is pretty awesome so far, though I'm missing out on a lot of missions because I'm too busy looting and going on late night scouts.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Not at all. The new 3DS game DOES have them in. It's entire forms (Heavy Point, Walk Point) that are just completely not in the game Besides. If they can 100% bullcrap moves for Perhona, Garp, Law and Marco they can easily think of ideas for the main crew. It's just a lazy way to make a fast buck. Last good OP game was Gigant Battle 2. And even that had huge problems with it's roster (adding in people who have yet to fight at all etc.)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Are you talking about Romance Dawn or Unlimited Cruise Red? Anyhoo the Mosou games are completely different in terms of gameplay compared to the other 2
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'll tell you what I am annoyed at, still no Coby
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Unlimited Cruise Red. And Coby was in Gigant Battle 2 with Helmepo. I like him but....he's not fought yet. Might as well have Vivi in there instead.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Have you seen Episode of Luffy? He shows glimpses of what he can do in that
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Samka 3 years ago
Meh, Coby's just a bit weak and crap.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Coby is anything but weak now that he is a captain
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Samka 3 years ago
Yeah but we've never actually seen him doing anything badass (in the anime at least, I don't read the manga anymore since mid punk hazard arc but I'm pretty sure he hasn't popped up much since marineford), so whilst officially he's on par with tashigi she actually seems reasonably powerful whilst I still think of Coby as being just a bit of a cry baby
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Watch Episode of Luffy
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Samka 3 years ago
maybe.. I'm not the biggest fan of filler/non-canon stuff (though OP traditionally did it very well and I really enjoyed some of the earlier filler arcs)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It is Half-canon, like Strong World and Film: Z
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I'm rewatching Apis arc since the new volume came out today. God its worse than I remember. And neither SW nor Film Z are canon. Shiki is canon due to vol 0 but none of the events of the films fit in with the canon
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Samka 3 years ago
neither of those is really canon as they don't link in with the manga at all (Oda being involved in character designs doesn't count)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That's why I said HALF
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Samka 3 years ago
Apis arc was a bit blah but the G8 arc was really good (for filler, especially so)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I liked Foxy's Return
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I liked the Chopperman filler. And that one with him and Robin in just after joining. That's about it really. But at least you knew which eps to skip. Now they just filler up every episode which is far worse.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well it's better than Naruto, half the bloody series is filler. Anyhoo what's your favourite One Piece Arc? Mine is Water 7
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Arabasta, Skypiea is awesome too. As is Thriller Bark
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Arabasta was good, Skypiea dragged on for me and Thriller Bark was great. (Nightmare Luffy FTW)
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Just noticed that the release date for pokemon is a saturday thats a bit strange.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's Nintendo, nothing they do makes sense
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Samka 3 years ago
Naruto fillers are a nightmare. I stopped watching shippuuden a year ago so I could skip them.. had a look recently and there are about 15 eps of canon. come on! such a joke. ruined the anime for me (and I don't read the manga for it as I started on the anime first). My favourite OP arcs would be arabasta and marineford - marineford just for sheer epicness (though I know people who weren't fond of that arc because of the lack of the rest of the crew). I also found skypiea dragged and I wasn't keen on fishman island either
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
That is true, dont think i have seen a Saturday release though.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Yeah its a silly day for us. I guess its more for Japan than anything else. At least we are getting it at the same time as them tho. Hopefully Shopto will send it out as normal so we get it Thursday. I hated Fishman Isle. Moreso for the fact that we spent so long without the crew that half of them shown off a new attack or two and that was it for them (and some of these still haven't had a chance to shine for that matter.) some things were really dragged out like the Otohime backstory. Marineford is probably my least fave. No crew, Don't like Ace or WB (or his gang who did nothing.) and all of the characters we'd grown to love over the past few years like Tashigi, Jango, Fullbody, Hina, Garp, Sengoku and Smoker had very small roles. It did make the Three Admirals look awesome. Along with Buggy and Mr. 3.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Fishman Island only really got good around the Plaza Siege part when the Straw Hats showed up and even then it still wasn't that good. I took a break watching Shippuuden a few months ago but I'm gonna pick it back up once TWGOK, Watamote & Day Break Illusion finish. I think it said I am over 20 episodes behind when I logged into Crunchyroll last night
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I couldn't care less about half the people you listed. I love the fact that Buggy is a Shichibukai now, considering the fact that he was probably the weakest in his crew after Marineford
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I'm only on Season 2:2 disc 2 of Naruto. They've made it extremely difficult for anyone who wants to see it from the start (which isn't very good anyways, coulda skipped these ones and just read the manga again.) I also caved and got Fairy Tail a week or so back. Wasn't gonna bother after the collection fiasco
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Samka 3 years ago
ah see I love Ace. And Whitebeard, incidently. such a badass. but yeah as I said I know a few people who didn't like the arc. I just found it.. so epic, some of the moments in it were just amazing. fishman isle was just really blah, I didn't care about the villian, who was some cheap arlong knock off (speaking of which the arlong arc was also one of my faves) and yeah the crew came back but had basically zero screen time. also shirahoshi was so. fracking. annoying. with her constant crying. nothing I hate more than pathetic weak female characters, which unfortunately tend to turn up a lot in Japanese anime
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Samka 3 years ago
I haven't watched Fairy Tail but am reading the manga (though I'm a little behind), which is good but a bit too fanservice-y for me (T&A shots are part and parcel of reading manga aimed at younger men, but FT over does it in an annoying way if you're a woman in her late twenties who has little interest in boobs). not sure if the anime is quite so OTT on the fanservice though. Although I had heard that the animation quality in the anime is poor
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Manga couldn't release Fairy Tail in a full collection since they found out after scheduling it that they weren't allowed. I also loved Marineford, also loved the Arc after that. What was it called again? The one with Sabo
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think the Animation in Fairy Tail is good, not HXH quality but then again not much is. I make a little game out of Fanservice scenes, I shout PANTIES! if there is a Panty shot and BOOBIES! is there is a Boob Jiggle (Unfortunately that is a lot)
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I used to like Oda's female characters. But after Impel Down I aint cared for most. Monet was wasted on Zoro, Shirahoshi was annoying. Rebecca is ok I guess. I'll only care about Sabo arc once it becomes more than forced filler. Because that's basically all it was to me. Once the other supernova get around to doing something I'll care about them too. FT anime is ok, so far it just seems goofy. It did remind me that I have Seikirei season 2 to watch lol
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I loved the 2 collections of Fairy Tail, not enough to buy the volumes mind you. What do you two think of K-ON?
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Samka 3 years ago
Sabo arc wasn't filler as it was in the manga and I think it was basically there to explain Luffy's back story - all the crew had had their own back stories explained when they joined but we basically knew nothing about Luffy so I'm assuming thats why Oda thought he needed to put the back story in. Oda's female characters are 'ok' in general but saying that I love Robin. I like Nami's character but she is a bit typically weak and crap. Naruto female characters are generally crap e.g. Sakura who is just pathetic, gets a bit better and then proceed to collapse into a pathetic weak woman pile of crap again. One thing I will say about FT is that despite the fanservice, Erza is such an awesome (strong) female character and I definitely appreciate that.
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Samka 3 years ago
haven't watched K-ON though I have had it recommended to me by many many people. just haven't got round to it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
K-ON S1 was great, still not watched S2 (Waiting for a full collection) What about Squid Girl, Panty & Stocking, Madoka Magica, The World God Only Knows & Elfin Lied? (A few of my favourites)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The way I see that Arc is Luffy dealing with the loss of Ace and remembering the time they spent together as children, plus I love that Opening for the Arc
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Samka 3 years ago
Of that list have only watched Elfin Lied which I did enjoy quite a lot. think I watched the whole series in weekend. haven't watched TWGOK though again it's been on my plan to watch list for a while. couldn't bring myself to watch panty & stocking as animation just looked weird and it sounded a bit too crude for my tastes. haven't watched the others either as not my kinda thing either.
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Samka 3 years ago
my favourites (a selection): code geass, death note, FMA (brotherhood, though I also loved the original), Ghost in the Shell (the tv series, not the original films), Durarara, and then random romance ones I loved (Nana, Honey and Clover, Toradora). I tend to watch shonen, shoujo, some darker series and slice of life series that are more adult focused (e.g. Space Brothers), not so keen on cutesy girl ones or anything you could describe as 'moe'
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I understand what you mean about P&S. If you ever do watch it I suggest you watch the English Dub, couldn't get into the Japanese Dub, it just doesn't suit it. What about Code Geass or Ah My Goddess or Angel Beats? All great for different reasons
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well that is K-ON out the window, it is the pinnacle of "Moe" but even my "Moe" hating mate loved it. For Shonen I would say Black Cat and Gintama, for Shoujo I would Skip Beat and for "some darker series" I would say Darker than Black & Madoka Magica
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Samka 3 years ago
Aaah gintama yes I love gintama, and skip beat (still reading the manga of that one). Darker than Black I've already watched and really liked. Code Geass is probably my favourite anime of all time. As for english dubs, nope can't do them, hate them. always watch in japanese with english sub
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
So do I but P&S is just better in the English Dub, doesn't suit the art style with the Japanese Dub and doesn't feel as well done. The Full Metal Panic series is like a cross between all 3 of what you like "shonen, shoujo, some darker series"
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ASC 3 years ago
So many awesome ones you guys are mentioning. Madoka, Ghost in the shell, angel beats, Darker than Black, code geass (season 1 at least, 2 wasn't as well paced and scaled as 1) all among my favorites. Only other one which jumps to mind for me is Fate Stay Night and some of the other stuff from type-moon
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I like Fate but I could take it or leave it. Also a good Anime that most people haven't seen is Tower of Druaga
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
& one of my personal favourites: Pani Poni Dash
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Samka 3 years ago
I've had full metal panic recommended to me and I've actually got it somewhere just never watched it. also have heard of tower of druaga but not watched it - my anime plan to watch list is like my games plan to play list i.e. very long and getting longer all the time haha. speaking of which i told myself I was buying no more games until I'd completed ni no kuni but I couldn't resist buying rayman legends today, found it was randomly ridiculously cheap on one particular online retailers website (I'll give you three guesses who)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Really? That is a ridiculously low price for a game that came out not too long ago, too bad I'm not getting it on anything other than the Wii U. Also I'm listening to the Manga UK podcast right now and it seems like Fairy Tail is getting upgraded to Blu-ray. Yeah
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Samka 3 years ago
my boyfriend really wants to get a wii u eventually but I'm not that bothered. if Super Mario Galaxy 3 was announced for it then that'd be another matter entirely, but that's never gonna happen
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I badly want to play Wonderful 101, Earthbound, New Mario/Luigi, ZombiU, Wind Waker HD and all the Muti-platfom games that I think would be better on the Wii U. Also all the upcoming games: Sonic,Mario Bayoneta,Donkey Kong
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Dead 3 years ago
No Pikmin or Lego City? You would be missing out if you didn't.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I will pick them up but I'm not that excited for them
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Samka 3 years ago
not bothered about windwaker hd (have never got into zelda games). played new super mario wii and got bored very quickly so new super mario wii u doesn't appeal. rest of the games mentioned appeal but none are a deal breaker. I've always been a bit of a nintendo fan but they just need to give me more of a reason to buy the wii u
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Fair point

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