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About WackerJr

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    Settled In
  • Birthday 07/03/82

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  • Real Name
    Mike Wakely
  • Location
    South, UK
  • Interests
    Sport, Videogames, Trampoline Coaching
  • Occupation
    MI Analyst


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    Switch, 3DS, WiiU, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA SP
  • Other Systems Owned
    PS4, X-Box 360, PS2
  • Favourite Game?
    Zelda: Oot / MM
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Conker, Phoenix Wright
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  1. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    I have absolutely loved the Olympics so far! Ok, so the timing of most events happening during the night here in the UK is unfortunate, and the TV deal made by the IOC means that the BBC haven’t been able to show everything (but they’ve done a fine job of trying!), but it’s been great viewing. So many events have had drama, excitement, heartache & triumph. I know I’m biased towards Team GB, but just some of the memorable moments include: • Nice guy Tom Daley finally winning Olympic Diving Gold & the sheer emotion he showed. • GB Rugby 7s remarkable Quarter Final comeback followed by Argentina stunning South Africa after having a man sent off after 1 minute. • Bianca Walkden losing in dramatic fashion in the final second of the Taekwondo Semi-Final. • 46 year-old Uzbekistan gymnast Oksana Chusovitina receiving a standing ovation after competing in her 8th and final Olympic Games. There have been so many other remarkable moments I won’t bore people any more, and we’re less than a week in! I understand the controversy about whether they should be even happening, but now they are it’s addictive to watch.
  2. The Best Gaming Music Ever.

    I thought that too! Shame the BBC commentator didn’t recognise it... “1970s easy listening videogame”??? [emoji23]
  3. Reggie Is Retiring

    That sounds interesting and no doubt he’s had a variety of interesting experiences. Will look out for that next year.
  4. General Retro Discussion

    Is this a good time to link to the N-Europe forum members’ Top 10 GameCube games? 😃 Other titles outside the obvious: Chibi Robo: A little slow, but a fun and positive 3D platform / adventure game, with a likeable & charming cast of characters. Good luck finding a copy for a reasonable price nowadays mind! Beyond Good & Evil, and Eternal Darkness are probably too well known to be thought of as hidden gems, but both are high on my list. Lost Kingdoms 2: I think it’s fair to say that Baten Kaitos did the ‘RPG using a card-based battle system’ better, but the real-time aspect of LK2 is fairly unique. Great shout by @Dcubed on Beach Spikers too. It really is excellent fun in multiplayer and is so unexpected!
  5. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (Switch) I guess the first rule of DDLC is don’t talk about about DDLC! No spoilers here. I went in blind, having avoided spoilers & knowing very little about this visual novel apart from it’s positive reputation. I thoroughly enjoyed it! [emoji2] For me it was maybe a little over-hyped, but a memorable experience.
  6. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Agree with you both. While it’s fairly tough in the beginning when it’s tone is more ‘teenage humour’, I always found the difficulty in the second half ramped up alongside the darker tone.
  7. Football Season 2020-21

    Lessons to be learned & while hugely disappointing, but so much positive has come from this England team this tournament. Italy are a fantastic team and have been all tournament. To be second best to them over the game is nothing to be ashamed of, but to take them to penalties is a huge achievement in itself, and penalties are a lottery at the best of times. I expect the order was determined well in advance and ultimately it’s just one of those things. England made the most of their slightly ‘easier’ route to the final (compared to Italy) and the young players will grow in confidence enormously from reaching a major international final.
  8. Football Season 2020-21

    Haha, of course penalties! I wouldn’t want to look up and see the size of Donnarumma though!
  9. Football Season 2020-21

    I agree completely! Italy like to counter, so go for England, but just be ready for that counter-attack.
  10. Football Season 2020-21

    It really has been a tournament for players to embarrass their critics. Sterling has been immense, as have the likes of Shaw & Pickford.
  11. Football Season 2020-21

    I was just lamenting at home that we looked really nervous & then that happened! I thought this could be a 0-0 game beforehand so I’ve been wrong on a counts! Great start.
  12. Will Nintendo have a "post-Walt" problem?

    It does sound as though they are thankfully training up and giving opportunities and experience to staff (see BotW, Mario Maker, etc). It feels as though Nintendo do seem to have fewer internal development teams, although I’m sure someone knows for sure? There seem to be more remakes or updating previous games than larger new titles. I wonder if this is part of the development plan for staff?
  13. Games Done Quick

    This was new to me too! When they said they were only a few minutes away yet had this battle still to go I thought they’d made a mistake!
  14. AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative

    Same situation here... Although from reviews plus I am a big fan of the other Spike-Chunsoft titles I’m confident I’ll enjoy it, and with this excitedly being revealed it seems a good time to finally play the original!
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    I recall Sakurai suggesting a couple of years ago that the final roster had been decided and that it was Nintendo themselves who chose the actual characters (Sakurai would report back to Nintendo’s suggestions as to whether he could make them work in the game). Trying to then think like Nintendo would think sadly though, is nigh-on impossible! I think the Halo team are trolling with all the Master Chief hints. I could see a Phoenix Wright or Professor Layton, even though I’m not sure they’re big enough reveals to leave until last. I’d be ok with either. I can imagine Disney being difficult in allowing Sora & MGM with James Bond (both would be popular enough reveals though). I don’t think Nintendo would relent with Waluigi so my more realistic expectation would be a mascot such as Rayman or Crash. Like others have said, I can’t think of any single announcement that would avoid mass disappointment.