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About WackerJr

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    Settled In
  • Birthday 07/03/82

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  • 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. The Wrasslin' thread

    Tonight is the WWE Royal Rumble, always one of the events I am most excited about in the year! For me, the actual Royal Rumble matches have fallen considerably under the radar as far as WWE hyping them up. I’m hoping this means they are going to spring a surprise or two and actually under-advertising it will end up with them being better than expected. As long as the Men’s match doesn’t become a Brock Lesnar gauntlet match I’m predicting the following: Woman’s match: Winner Ronda Rousey with final 4 being her, Charlotte, Sasha Banks & Shayna Baisler. Men’s match: Winner Roman Reigns with final 4 being him, Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Finn Balor.
  2. N-E Cafe Podcast

    Oh I’ve got it! Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Or 80 Days? Or Mario Kart: World Tour? Or Mario is Missing? 😁 No? Nope I’m out!
  3. N-E Cafe Podcast

    Another fine episode. No idea on the transition tunes this week! Great discussion on the movies and TV shows too. Thanks @londragon for picking that one. There were some there I hadn’t considered too. I agree @Vileplume2000 about Ready Player One. I really enjoyed the book (I can see the heavy reliance on so many classic videogames as putting some people off but I loved it!). The film looked visually impressive but, yeah, the differences were noticeable and the film wasn’t that memorable for me.
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    I agree completely and expect that to be their plan too. At least going the 3rd party route has meant we’ve learned to expect the unexpected and it gives a much greater pool of characters and companies to try and negotiate rights with!
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    DLC Pack 2 confirmed! 😁😂 I’m so excited about this. Regardless of whether the reveal is huge or a disappointment they’ve managed to keep gamers interested for the better part of a year now which is so impressive! I hope it’s not but my realistic guesses are Steve, Doom Guy, Dante or Travis Touchdown. My personal hope is for Sora (KH), Conker (which Chris Seavor has already shot down), Master Chief, Phoenix Wright or Alex Kidd. Maybe the extra time will also be used to reveal an updated ‘Break the Targets’?
  6. Game of the Decade

    I love this topic, and it reminds me of some of the great games I’ve played (or not played!). Limiting it to one per franchise & excluding updates of older games, here are ten of my favourites (in year order): Ghost Trick (DS, 2011) A clever puzzler with a neat time-travel mechanic and enjoyable story. Portal 2 (Various, 2011) Improves on the scope & scale of its popular predecessor, with some really brain-melting solutions to puzzles & fantastic in co-op. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (3DS, 2012) Clever, twisty-turny story involving friendship, loss, betrayal, an evil bunny & lots of deaths. Tomb Raider (Various, 2013) A brilliant revival for the series, with plenty of excellent action sequences that rarely let up. Poor Lara - has the same luck as Jack Bauer! Grand Theft Auto 5 (Various, 2013) Huge in scope with so many action-packed missions. Not everything was a hit, but still plenty of enjoyable sequences throughout that mammoth world. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U, 2013) Nintendo consistently deliver incredible 3D platforming, and these shorter but incredibly varied levels were an absolute delight to play, with some real challenge come the end. Life is Strange series (Various, 2015) A mature story of teenage life that grows into so much more & stays with you. Your decisions really do matter & affect the flow of the game. This had me & my wife hooked throughout. Pokemon Go (Mobile, 2016) Showed that the behemoth that is the Pokemon franchise is still popular. It took over people’s lives, brought people together, meant people got exercise while playing video games, and drained the battery life of so many mobile phones! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U / Switch, 2017) Epic! An amazing world that held surprises around every turn. Strange to think that there are so many things they could do to improve it, yet it was still such a joy to play & one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch, 2018) Sakurai is right, there may never be another opportunity than this for so many popular gaming characters to appear together in one gaming universe that anyone can play. Whether the remaining DLC prove to be a disappointment or a joyous surprise, the development team have done an amazing job of bringing so many of them together (albeit to kick the snot of one another!).
  7. N-E Cafe Podcast

    Just heard the Podcast and another good one. I loved the transition tunes this week and it’s one of my favourite gaming soundtracks, even being an 8-bit game! I believe they even brought back the Moon tune & used it in a more recent episode of the cartoon. Great choice!
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Sakurai has posted some of the screenshots he’s taken during gameplay. I’ve always loved how inventive & creative the team have been in this and past titles, and his screenshots continue to show just how creative he is! https://gonintendo.com/stories/352063-masahiro-sakurai-shares-his-personal-smash-bros-ultimate-picture https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/01/gallery_masahiro_sakurai_shares_the_photos_hes_taken_in_smash_bros_ultimate
  9. The Wrasslin' thread

    It’s another stacked card! I never realised they ran it over two nights. That’s a good idea with the sheer volume of matches.
  10. Football Season 2019-20

    Agreed. And with last night’s result it seems even more secure. Liverpool have been excellent this season, seemingly reminiscent of Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd where if they’re not comfortably beating teams they have a back of grinding out results, more often than not through a stroke of luck or injury time goals. That’s not a criticism though, it’s how what teams that win leagues do, and they have so far been the best team in the league and deserve the top spot.

    So a little early but Merry Christmas to all! Wow just from the sounds of the first few comments my Christmas should be much easier in comparison! Hosting family who are travelling to stay at ours. It’ll be fun, although cooking the Christmas Dinner always proved to be immensely stressful! I’ve no idea how my Mum made it look so easy growing up!
  12. N-E Cafe Podcast

    Another enjoyable episode. I really liked the transition tubes in Episode 7, although no idea what game! 😂 It’s nice to hear that others have had similar problems to me, still going through the backlog of games so I haven’t actually played many 2019 releases. It’s a shame no-one seems to have played AI: The Somnium Files, as I haven’t yet either, but I was hoping it would be among the top games of the year so I can justify getting it! A good choice of games by the team though. Thanks as always!
  13. Football Season 2019-20

    This afternoon probably hasn’t helped your mood... It’s a tricky one looking at just the one match vs Man City, who on a good day can blow almost any team out of the water so I wouldn’t judge Ljundberg on this match. The previous games and performances admittedly haven’t been great though.
  14. N-E Cafe Podcast

    Lots of fun conversation that flowed easily this week, and you both sounded very relaxed. I liked the transition tunes too, although no idea what they’re from...!
  15. The Game Awards 2019

    It’s going to be interesting having him as a presenter without the ties to Nintendo (the history yes). Hopefully the 10-game surprises will perk up the show, due to imo a weaker year for standout games. A Smash Bros reveal would be rather lovely too! 😁