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Sean_Aaron

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Sean_Aaron commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

As others have said Nintendo's IP is their biggest strength and it's a great strength. My partner's kids wanted a new console and the fact is that looking at the shelves of the Xboxes and Playstations the number of titles targeting the pre-teen market is very very small. They get to play in my Wii U once or twice a month at best and they barely scratch the surface, so a Wii U was a no-brainer because it has a far more inclusive software lineup. The fact that they have a Wii and therefore don't need additional gear (beyond a hard drive - £35) means it's also nearly half the price of entry (depending upon the bundle) of the other two machines.

I don't think Nintendo has anythjng to worry about: continue to deliver the quality and people will be there. December is going to be big for Wii U!

StarDust4Ever

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StarDust4Ever commented on Weirdness: Factory Error Results in Dual-Wield...:

That is pretty sweet though. And the up-side-down Fox as well. If I had one of these, I'd send it off to CGA/VGA/whatever to get it graded.

Unlike some people claim, the packaging is fairly tamper-resistant. There is a small vent in the bottom, but the plastic carton is glued to the paper backing and it would be impossible to pull the figure through the tiny slit at the bottom without destroying or damaging the package.

My fiance is getting me a Mario and Peach Amiibo for Christmas. Well my mom and fiance had to run errands and the Gamestop bag with the Amiibos was still in my car so I snuck them into the house to scan them into MK8 and unlock the Mii suits. I know, shame on me. :p

There's a half inch of space between the base of the Amiibo and the bottom of the box, and I can confirm they won't scan through the box. I have a Disney Infinity figure I bought used just to collect (Wizard Mickey) and I can confirm the Gamepad detects the object (but doesn't recognise it) at a distance of up to one inch.

So it should be scannable through the box, but isn't. I'm guessing there's a piece of foil or something in there that blocks the near field inductive RF signal?

StarDust4Ever

#9

StarDust4Ever commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

@Reznor52 You can transfer from one console to another provided both of them still work. If your game system breaks, ship it back to Nintendo and wait. If it's out of warranty or due to negligence, they'll bill you for the service. If it's lost, stolen, or destroyed (flood, fire, etc...), beg to Nintendo and pray. For stolen consoles, you'll need a copy of the police report. I'm assuming also if it's destroyed (flood, fire, etc) you'll likely need to provide an insurance claim. Don't carelessly leave your 3DS on a bus or somewhere or drop it in a lake or your eShop purchases are screwed. It makes me so nervous to carry my 3DS around. I've even thought of affixing my name, phone, and return address in case I lose it and a good samaritan finds it out somewhere. Honestly it's just assinine now that they have eshop accounts across both Wii-U and 3DS, they don't offer cross buy or the ability to transfer an account without having access to both consoles, like cough Sony PSN does.

Crillan

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Crillan commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

@DESS-M-8 So then you understand what the point is. You may not like the point, but you know what it is and that they're not pointless.

As for what they offer and what value it is to customers, that's clearly subjective and many people have expressed how much they like them. While they may not offer much value to you, they do to many people. Loot Crate selling out and store displays all over being picked over proves that.

Not that it matters, but I'm a software engineer and I've been playing Nintendo since the NES was released and gaming since before then, so I too understand the concept of toys connected to video games. I've collected every Skylander for Spyro's Adventure and Giants and leveled them all to 15. I'm looking forward to leveling up my Amiibo much more than I did for Skylanders.

Suicune

#11

Suicune commented on Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo wit...:

I've played Marth almost exclusively against my Marth Amiibo and he does what I taught him, (or so i think). On a KO he does Down Taunt just like me, favors the Up B even when not necessary, down throws on grabs, and almost never Side Bs. Maybe playing as the Amiibo character is an important part of learning?

Reznor52

#12

Reznor52 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

Dang looks like I'm going to wait and in the mean time vicariously live through the other fortune folks out there who got all thee above. I've strongly considered buying smash wii u digitally but I'm afraid for whatever reason if my wii u died would I have to repurchase it or can games you buy digitally transfer from one console to another?

WaveWarlock

#14

WaveWarlock commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

@JaredJ

I honestly don' t like the gamecube controller that much anymore....The squishy face buttons and push sensitive L & R triggers feel cheap compared to the more tactile and responsive buttons on the wii u pro controller.

I've already used the GCN controller TWICE for Melee and Brawl, and I'm not using it again for smash 4.....it's going to zap part of that next gen feeling away if I do, which is why I'm opting for the Wii U pro controller instead.

raccoonboy

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raccoonboy commented on The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in...:

Maybe my 2ds is too large to be carried around listen to music but since i got the 2ds nintendo red pouch, it seems i can put music in it and listen at work.

I have to buy new earbud anyway because Final Theathyrhm wont be fun if you dont put on earphone.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening Gets Immort...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Ah man, Gamestop employees HATE it when you tell them about Gamers Club Unlocked. I had my local GameStop employees argue with me for 20 minutes, just in complete denial lol... I had to explain to him there was no reason in the world to buy a game there when I can get it for 20% off else where. AND I don't have to get hassled what I want to cancel a pre order, I can just do it online through the automated system. But at GS, they won't LET you cancel online if it was ordered for store pick up, neither will they let you cancel online if it was pre-ordered in person.

And if you do go in person they usually refuse to cancel for you because they don't want the mark against them in their commission scheme, "Oh, you can just leave the preorder and not pick up the game" they say. "But your policy states I can be charged if I don't pick up a preorder...?" Only to hear them say "Nah don't worry about it". Went on their website recently and found a game from a year ago where the pre-order was still not canceled even though they told me they canceled it. Pfft...

I went in to pick up Tales of Hearts R (exclusive to GS) and right away the guy had the game for me, he's like "I know you have your thing at Best Buy, but did you know we have a credit card now? Said yep, sure do, but I have a credit card with Best Buy already, and it gives me an additional 5% back in rewards. Lol... Oh they don't like seeing me any more hahaha...

EnyoTheFirst

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EnyoTheFirst commented on Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo wit...:

I really wanted to pick up a Marth, but all of the stores in my area were either out of stock or didn't have any amiibo in at all. :c
I'm hoping to be able to grab one within the nxt couple of weeks after my next paycheck comes in.

theBluntKnight

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theBluntKnight commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

well if the online is as good as mario kart 8's then it would at least be enough. It seems like Nintendo have learnt where they went wrong with the wii's online capability so this hasn't changed from being a day one buy for me.

Gameday

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Gameday commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

So lame, i didnt think it would be a big deal for most so i didnt pre order it. Got the game at midnight just thought id get the controller adapter later... So wrong and i know better too thats the thing. Never again, will always preorder what ever device is coming out in the future.

Playing without it is hurting my online play , using the cc pro isnt helping at all. Moves dont come out like you know they would on the gamecube. Its sad, specially to lose on glory from a controller screw up. These are adapters are nowhere in sight thats for sure.

Kaze_Memaryu

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Kaze_Memaryu commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

Okay, no. Reggie, don't make a terrible mistake here. Never compete with PC gaming. NEVER! Look what became of Sony and Microsoft when they were foolish enough to try: they resorted to building unoriginal powerhouses, and now they slowly lose track of what is the important thing about gaming - creative games.
And Amzon had a strong start with Fire TV, but the current game lineup is less than interesting (AC4 might've been interesting last year, but now it's too late), and the general focus is media streaming, anyway. So calling them competition is only true in a very remote sense.

foobarbaz

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foobarbaz commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

Why would anyone pay more than $20 for this thing? I do really like the gamecube controller but it's not like using it actually makes you better at the game. It's only a matter of time before every store is stocked with these things.