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AVahne

AVahne

United States

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Mon 28th July, 2008

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AVahne

#4

AVahne commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

Awesome! But.... That's it? Either the game's release is really far off or they want to keep it as secret as possible just like Nintendo back in the day.
Though, that just means I can stay excited for much longer :D

AVahne

#7

AVahne commented on Japanese Pokémon Centres Will Receive New 3DS...:

You people are weird, these look nice. Never seen a Pokemon LE before?
Anyway, still loving the faceplates. Now I can just import Japan-only designs for my western system without having to buy an entirely new system, which I never do with LEs anyway as I see no point in owning multiple copies of the same model; even more so with Nintendo consoles since I dun wanna give them more console money than I need to, which is their whole reason for using region lock these days.

AVahne

#10

AVahne commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

My pad's rubber top was already loose, the demo made it finally come free completely. Currently using super glue to keep it stuck on the plastic base, but it doesn't seem to be very effective....
Thankfully I'm not getting the full 3DS version (hate the controls); Wii U version will be superior in every way anyway.

AVahne

#17

AVahne commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

I actually find this pretty cool. They're pushing the old 3DS hardware to the absolute limit with this game (good models, textures, and animation quality considering it's a 3DS game) and them trying to regain some extra RAM from the OS by turning off multi-tasking shows how dedicated they are to squeezing out every last bit of juice. It's amazing what they can do with such decrepit hardware specs (even by 2011 standards; 3DS was outclassed by mobile hardware before it even released).

Now if only Capcom could do the same for their 3DS Monster Hunters games, so we can have slightly better textures.

EDIT: This also makes me a bit more disappointed in the Wii U version. Here we have the 3DS version looking quite impressive despite its insanely weak hardware, yet the Wii U version looks pretty hideous considering what it SHOULD be capable of. Regardless of art style, I expected AT LEAST PS3-grade models, not barely-above Wii-level. Also, what's going on with those environment textures? At least the game should be fun to play.

AVahne

#23

AVahne commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

Ubisoft intentionally set this up to fail didn't they? Not only did they delay just the Wii U version, they're also up against very heavy competition on Wii U now.
This game will only have a chance if it's released at $30-40 pricepoint.

AVahne

#24

AVahne commented on Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest...:

@kensredemption
Except it'd be a mess in America. Our Internet is waaaayyy too bad here to competently stream an MMO's data files AND keep a connection to the game servers open at the same time.
We need another 100-200 years before we can get to the same level as South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong.

AVahne

#37

AVahne commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition ...:

@Superstick
Like others said, the demo ain't a good place to start.
Besides, the demo version of the Plesioth fight actually REQUIRES LUCK in order to beat, since you're only given 15 minutes with 'meh' equipment. Not to mention the damned thing just LOVES running away.

AVahne

#40

AVahne commented on This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Avai...:

@Whopper744
We've been getting shafted for years now. The last good reward they added was the limited edition gold nunchuk and the last time they restocked a good item was the 18 3DS game card case. They've gradually stopped restocking most of the items in the catalog. I'm sure the North American Club Nintendo program will be closing down very soon.

AVahne

#42

AVahne commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

I just feel really sorry for these guys. They've put so much work into this version, but delaying just the Wii U version means they'll lose quite a lot of sales just like with many other third party game. They'll have to release the game at a reduced price and/or include a lot of free DLC and/or exclusive content if there's any chance of the Wii U version making enough sales to at least break even.

AVahne

#44

AVahne commented on North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its P...:

I don't see a difference.... Anyway, there's still nothing worth spending my coins on. Really wish we could get new stuff like the other regions, like that Zelda theme carry case. Don't want to waste my coins on virtual console crap that I could just buy anytime I want.

AVahne

#45

AVahne commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@nathatruc
I don't think region-locking on DSi itself was optional, just the "DSi-enhanced" features such as camera use, enhanced Internet connectivity, and maybe slightly better performance when played on a DSi (or 3DS). Region-locking just comes with using those (though you'd have to ask a dev if that's true).
Still bitter that I can't play Fire Emblem Heroes of Light and Shadow unless I pirate or buy a freaking DS Lite or DS Original.

AVahne

#46

AVahne commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@nathatruc
Thank the devs for not making the game "DSi-enhanced" for any reason. If it was, you wouldn't be able to play it on your European 3DS (or DSi).

EDIT: As for your comment about those last few Wii JRPGs, they came over to the US a year or later after EU, not months. Much more painful of a wait.

AVahne

#47

AVahne commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@mullen
Huh, oh well. Not like it matters if you could switch to another country that basically has the same region coding (North America). If you could switch between completely different regions like NA to JP to EU, etc. like you can with the Vita (albeit with separate memory cards).......

AVahne

#48

AVahne commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@mullen
Oh Okay, I think I'm still a bit dizzy after playing Neptunia for 5 hours straight with no water breaks. Anyway, don't think it's possible to switch to between USA, Canada, and Mexico.
And your reply about the optional thing reinforces some of my beliefs.
Sigh...really wish Nintendo would get rid of region-locking. Can't wait for the hackers to bring out of the Homebrew channel for both Old 3DSes and New 3DSes.

AVahne

#49

AVahne commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@mullen
How exactly do you access another region's eShop? I see people claiming such a thing is possible, but I can never seem to do it.

EDIT: Looked it up a bit, seems it used to be possible to switch between eShops ONLY in the PAL regions. I see some people claiming to switch to the Japanese side, but I do believe such people are just idjits lying to try to make the 3DS look better.

AVahne

#50

AVahne commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@Stuffgamer1
Supposedly, Nintendo CLAIMS that region-locking is optional on 3DS. Considering how the same is true for Sony's PS3 (and I guess PSP), yet most games on Sony's last gen consoles were region-free, there are two conclusions that could be made:
A) Nintendo is lying (no surprise)
B) Nintendo is either paying devs or FORCING devs to shove region-locking into their games, even if they have no intention of ever localizing the games. (Also, no surprise)