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Let's Chat, November 26


Mario 3D World arrives this week, representing one of the best games of the year based on review scores so far.

Nintendo seems to rely on it’s ageing Mascot to sell it’s consoles. But what is the appeal? What is it you love about Mario and why? How has he managed to stand the test of time, despite other heroes such as Crash Bandicoot, Sonic the Hedgehog and not really being anything like their former selfs. 

Why do you love Mario?

Let’s Chat!


Edited On 26 Nov, 2013

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Kaysar 3 years ago
Mario is a plumber and he gives hope to all us "Average Joes" that we can bag ourselves a Princess (if we're willing to fight fire breathing dinosaurs in the process)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I don't love Mario but I like most Mario games just cos they are great fun & unlike Crash he isn't under the roof of someone who just cares about milking to consumer
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JoeToots 3 years ago
all i have to say is crash bandicoot is the shiz i've been playing it all the time since platting uc2 on saturday.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Favorite Mario games 1. Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door 2. M&L: Superstar Saga 3. Super Mario: Sunshine 4. Super Mario World 5. Super Mario Galaxy/Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i agree Nox wish activision would give sony the rights to bandicoot again :( but they have just confirmed that crash isn't leaving there hands.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
They also said that they will be using the IP in the future. I'm dreading that day
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I would of thought Activision would of put Crash into Skylanders
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't give them ideas.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector's Edition is £69.99 & so far you can only get it from Game (Never said it was exclusive though)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
https://twitter.com/TalesofU/status/405285385946689536
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Thanks Nox still not actually come up on there website yet the standard has not the collectors.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Hoping Shopto get it since Game got Battle of Z CE
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Will preorder from game but will cancel if shopto get it
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Nox is that true about that guy who got banned in a private skype call for swearing on the xbox one? if so they spy on you worse than the american government i'd hate to see what they do with all the weener shots they get through the kinect!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Yes, if you swear through the Kinect you do get banned. Although they did say a while ago that they will monitor people within the extent of the law
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I smell some US governement shit here
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Did you also hear about People using the Streaming Feature on the PS4 to Steam Porn? Someone even Streamed himself undressing his Wife while she was passed out. This is why we can't have nice things
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Spear 25 3 years ago
What do you do if points haven't been added to your account even though you bought and received an item a couple of weeks ago? I haven't had any points for buying Ratchet and Clank Nexus.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Spear send them a support ticket had the same problem sent them a ticket yesterday points added this morning.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I done the same as well Spear just raise a ticket they were really quick with getting it sorted. Really someone got banned fro swearing during a Skype call?
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Thanks for the help. I just sent them a ticket, so hopefully points will be added soon.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I just had a look and it seems that people were banned because they swore in the upload thing but it only banned them from using the upload and as for the Skype it could be that they were banned in something else http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/25/5143542/report-xbox-one-skype-upload-studio-users-banned-for-swearing
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It looks like the Tales of Symphonia Chronicles CE will be available elsewhere in "the coming weeks" so I'm assuming that Game paid to be the first retailer to be stocking it
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Hope shopto stock would definately prefer to get it here then Game.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I would sooner go to Gameseek then Game but alas sometimes you aren't given a choice. My preferred 3rd retailer behind Shopto and Amazon are Grainger Games
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Whats wrong with Gameseek?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
They always give me French copys of games
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Call me a Snob but I like the Main Language on the case to be English
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Oh right have used them a bit recently my PS4 is coming from there will have to check the games I have purchased to see if they are in french.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i recieved a skylanders which is german/english!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Is the Primary Language German?
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JoeToots 3 years ago
it says on the box game and manual in english so all good
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm a (For the lack of a better word) Snob when it comes to stuff like that
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Yeah I know what you mean Nox I have never noticed but will have to check when I get home now. Do have some european games but they are because they never got released over here Like Tail Concerto and Wild Arms 5
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Now I hate you for having Wild Arms. Been wanting to get back into the series but the games are just so darn expensive. I'm sure 5 was released over here but it was in very very VERY limited quantitys
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I have the limited edition with the art book as well it might well of come out over here but can never recall seeing it. Might of been like Soul Nomad and the World Eaters dont think there were many copies of that about.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I have an English copy of Ar Tonelico 2, only one I have ever seen
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I might just import a copy of Soul Nomad since I have given up on finding one for a reasonable price at this point.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Yeah there is only one on ebay at the moment at that starts at £40 I think. I think I have Ar Tonelico 2 no idea if it is english or not bought it so long ago.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well that's funny. Just looked up the release date for Tail Concerto in the PAL region it just says 1999, no one knows what date it was released
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Weren't the Atelier Iris games released in a Limited Quantity as well?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Tail Concerto never came out here as far as I know. I dont think the Atelier Iris games were that limited first or 3rd one maybe
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i have just realised how much i hate season passes, if i wanted to buy season passes for all the games i got on launch which have one avaliable it's going to be an extra £70
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
£35 for the COD Season Pass
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Yeah that one is a definate no i knew that the moment they announced the ps4 was shipping with a mic.
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Dead 3 years ago
Mario is so great because he is so versatile, his games are all so varied, even the ones in the same genre, he's constantly evolving with new game mechanics, mixing and matching style to make something new. let me know when MS and Sony have a character with such a varied back catalogue spanning 32 years ;)
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Dead 3 years ago
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JoeToots 3 years ago
gaming gloria know nothing you
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Dead 3 years ago
Quite the opposite.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I don't know about 3d World as I did not really enjoy 3d land on the 3DS that much though might pick it up in the new year.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
no u winding me up wid da moning gloria u nasty gril
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Dead 3 years ago
3D Land is probably my favourite Mario game ever, the mix of 2D elements brought in to 3D was what I always wanted from a 3D Mario, 3D World is going to be awesome.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
You forgot to mention Joe about her not having a next gen console, your slipping. I completed my first Xbox one game last night which was Ryse and I really enjoyed it, I can see where people were coming from with the combat being repetitive but I quite enjoyed it so it was not too bad for me. The game is by far the best looking launch game for the xbox one. The story was quite good as well and the voice acting was great. If they make another I hope they add in the options for different weapons and fighting styles especial for the coliseum in the multiplayer.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I have just had an email saying my PS4 has been shipped so wondering if I will get it tomorrow no tracking number given yet so no idea how it is being sent.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I want 3D land but I'm not willing to pay £40 for it, especially when Bravely Default CE is out next week
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
3D *World*
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Only problem is that its a Mario game Nox and Nintendo dont usually drop the price for a while on there big Mario Games.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Nintendo can't set their own prices. Remember that they got fined for Price-fixing a while back
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
They aren't aloud to set prices in Europe are they?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
No idea Nox just always notice stuff like Mario Kart and Mario Land and Party always seem to keep there original price for a long time Just take Fire Emblem and Luigis Mansion both still over £30 on here
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think if Nintendo games get a discount or not is up to the retailer. I don't know the exact reasons about the pricing of Nintendo titles, all I know is they aren't aloud to set prices in Europe
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Maybe the retailers know people will pay full price for Mario games for a long time Mario Kart 7 on here is still £30 and thats 2 years old now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Exactly, Nintendo games have a long (Can't remember the word) income. They will sell for long periods of time without discounts
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Dead 3 years ago
That's because they are worth it ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
But it would be nice for them to get a bit cheaper as time goes on
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JoeToots 3 years ago
well ive just done something stupid i has a ps4 controller pre ordered with amazon i cancelled it to apply a gift card then replaced the order but now its not avaliable till after christmas so i've had to order from zavvi :( :(
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Hate to tell you this Tootell but you can apply Vouchers to existing orders
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Dead 3 years ago
You muppet Tootell, you can apply gift cards to existing orders.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Typical Tootell moment ....
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Look on the bright side, now you can you that Amazon Voucher towards a Wii U or a 3DS
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Anthony I need two controllers because I have friends I know I know who knew must be so alien to you that word friends.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Me n Anthony Bezzie m8s 4 lyf
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
David save yourself some money and just wait till 4k TVs are affordable
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Dead 3 years ago
You are dead to me Tootall.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That is why I said wait

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