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AVahne

AVahne

United States

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AVahne

#4

AVahne commented on Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U:

@Yorumi
So you're saying that they could easily stick in brand new code into old Wii ISOs to support new controllers without having to go through debugging and everything else? You realize these aren't running off any kind of advanced emulator or using some kind of advanced compatibility layer right?
They are just Wii game images running off internal storage using an implementation of the Wii mode.

AVahne

#6

AVahne commented on Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U:

I don't understand why people are expecting changes when these are just DIGITAL COPIES RUNNING OFF OF WII MODE.
These are NOT PORTS and they are NOT EMULATED.
Nintendo has simply figured out that they can make shortcut to Wii mode and back by having the games in digital form.
Funny how people are making an even bigger deal about motion controls than when these games came out. Especially since these games are well designed with motion controls that work very well.

AVahne

#7

AVahne commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

Oh gods NO NO NO! Not this GS crap again
Lemme guess, Nintendo's gonna announce that these are free for anyone interested, but GS's corporate jerks will tell their employees to only give them to preorders.
Why can't Nintendo of America stop making bad choices? Everything they do nowadays is anti-consumer, anti-fan, and anti-gamer.
As much as I thank Gamestop for bringing Xenoblade over here, there is so much wrong with the company.

AVahne

#8

AVahne commented on Weirdness: These Push Guards for the New Ninte...:

Considering how the carts are already sunken in with the New 3DS, Nintendo should've added a built-in cover door like the one used for the memory card slots on the PSP, DSi, 3DS, Vita, etc.
Or the cover used for Vita's game slot.

AVahne

#9

AVahne commented on Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter ...:

I really hope to see it grow bigger. Would love to see a Monster Hunter game BUILT FOR WII U, rather than another 3DS port that people have been begging for. I don't think we need YET ANOTHER HD port/remaster/remake of a game that looks like it came from the 6th generation (yes I know this game is current gen, however the hardware it is built for is a dead ringer for 6th gen home consoles).

AVahne

#11

AVahne commented on New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On T...:

PS4 is selling because of not only system hype, but also because of upcoming Japanese games. There's new entries in the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Ys, Yakuza, Neptunia, and Persona series and much more (too hard to remember them all considering I don't follow PS4 news that much). Not to mention new IPs from skilled developers like Bloodborne. Also, aside from gaming, the PS4 offers the best value as a living room device in Japan being the best bang-for-your-buck console. Then going by history, PS4 will be the only home console that will continue getting plenty of Japanese games support well into the next generation.
Same goes for Vita. I expect 3DS support to drop off within a year before the successor comes out with minor releases trickling out until 2018 while healthy Vita support continues until 2020 (nice to see it selling stable numbers nowadays).
Maybe another price drop might help Wii U sales a bit. It's obvious that excellent games releases do very little to increases sales for it. Against many people's expectations.

AVahne

#12

AVahne commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

I think it should be mentioned that, QUITE surprisingly, they're not leaving Elite members out in the cold. In April and only in April (for America at least), they'll let us choose one game from a selection as our final Elite gift.
Hopefully the selection is better than last year's.....

AVahne

#14

AVahne commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

I've known for a long time now that Club Nintendo would be ending. There were many signs indicating it. What surprises me, though, is that the EU club is ending, too.
Wonder what the new rewards program is, but I'm sure there won't be any physical rewards.
Is it certain that Nintendo will put up a physical reward or two during these final months? I don't want to just freak out and use all my coins now just in case they put up a final goodbye reward.

AVahne

#16

AVahne commented on GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99:

@rjejr
Though question is, if Nintendo of America only sees the 2DS as for children and the New XL for adults.....what about the teenage market? I'm sure more teenagers and adults in their 20s would rather have the standard model with the faceplates, smaller size, and superior screens than the XL. I know I would, and every single Nintendo fan I personally know would. The XL seems like it'd be more appealing for people in their late 30s or older.

AVahne

#18

AVahne commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

"until it occurred to me: Nintendo doesn't owe me anything and I don't deserve anything from the company just for being a customer."
Sigh....I'm still not completely over this whole debacle, but in the back of my head I already understand and accept this simple truth. Nintendo doesn't owe us anything. If they feel that their choice makes sense to them, they'll stick with it. I'm one who believes that they'll probably never make the standard New 3DS available in America, just like they'll never remove the region-lock on their current consoles (and perhaps even the future ones, unfortunately). I could easily just skip the New XL and stick with the old 3DS and show Nintendo that I don't support their actions, but unfortunately I've been getting tired of how slow my trusty but creaky old 3DS is. If I'm able to sell my underused 2DS and my 32 GB Vita memory card (upgraded to 64 GB) by the time the New XL launches, I'll probably trade in my old 3DS for it anyway just so I don't have to deal with incredibly slow load times.
It'll just be an annoyance switching between the XL and my Vita Slim and occasionally my Shield and adjusting to the massive difference in screen quality (especially considering all the aliasing found in many 3DS games).

AVahne

#19

AVahne commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@ecco6t9
Well actually, Operation Rainfall didn't actually work in the sense that the goal was to convince Nintendo to bring those games over. Of course we did get those games, but it was only thanks to Gamestop and XSEED. As much disdain as I have for Gamestop, I do believe they were the only reason why we even got Xenoblade (they probably helped fund production of the discs).

AVahne

#24

AVahne commented on Hands On: We Check Out The New Nintendo 3DS XL :

This is getting harder for me. The reasons that people have put forth for only XL coming make sense. They show Nintendo of America is in a very sad state of affairs and are rather unfortunate for the fans, but they make sense.
So now I'm starting to think I'll end up just getting a red New 3DS XL since there's only a 0.1% chance of the standard model ever releasing here. Knowing Nintendo of America, if they're not going to announce the standard model now when every other region has it, they're definitely not going to announce it in the future.
The old 3DS hardware is just far too sluggish for me to handle any longer, so I'm definitely going to be upgrading. It's just extremely unfortunate that out of two new configurations, I only get to choose the inferior of the set.

AVahne

#26

AVahne commented on First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace ...:

There's really no point in this version is there? All those things they added could've just been added via update. Bamco's just trying to trick people into spending more money on a 2-3 year old game just because it has amiibo support (which got added to other games VIA UPDATE).
Legacy is an excellent game, but anyone whose interested is far better off buying the older version, unless you really want to pay $30 additionally for costumed planes.
If they had updated this with new missions, free flight mode, and local and online multiplayer then this would've been worth existing.

AVahne

#27

AVahne commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I WOULD choose the Standard Black New 3DS (voted for that in the poll anyway), but NOOOOOOOO Nintendo wanted to give Americans less choices than the rest of the world.
Nintendo's decision to single out Americans was ill-conceived and an overall horrible move. Shouldn't be surprised though, since this IS Nintendo of America we're talking about.
For now, I'll be skipping out on New 3DS. I already have the Wii version of Xenoblade, so I'm in no rush to get the portable version (which I do want since it would be a cool game to play portably). If Nintendo doesn't release the Standard model in the future, I'll eventually just settle on the red XL =_=
EDIT: Or......in the tiny chance the 3DS gets a Neptunia game and they make a limited edition for that.....

AVahne

#32

AVahne commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@k8sMum
100% agreed with you on all points except the faceplates. I'm going to be trading in my old limited edition Zelda 3DS and was going to spray the gold designs onto the pain black face plates that the standard black New 3DS comes with.
And now I can't do that.

AVahne

#33

AVahne commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@BLPs
In terms of Nintendo releases, it hasn't been that way entirely for quite a while now. You guys get games that we never get or that we've had to BEG for. And as far as I know, even mainstream games like Mario Kart release in Europe first nowadays. Not sure if Mario Kart 8 was different though.

AVahne

#34

AVahne commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

Nintendo hates Americans, simple as that. They think we fatasses don't deserve the smaller model and the face plates, because it's too complicated for our "tiny minds".
Bitter as I am, I'll probably end up getting the red XL since it's not likely that they'll change their minds. UNLESS, of course, Gamestop bankrolls the standard New 3DS for NA just like they did for Xenoblade. As much as most people hate Gamestop, they're our ONLY hope in this matter.

EDIT: changed my mind, I'm not gonna get the XL. My money will be far better spent getting the Hyperdevotion Noire Limited Edition than giving Nintendo the satisfaction of thinking they were right.

AVahne

#35

AVahne commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

@rjejr
Which will never happen since:
A) The Japanese don't seem to be freaking out about 3D being dangerous to little kids. At least nowhere near as much as Americans.
B) A budget price model isn't needed over there since 3DS sells so much better over there than over here. They never got the "budget-priced" PSP E1000 either (actually only Europe ever got that) and they didn't get the "budget-priced" Wii Mini Junk-Grade console either.

AVahne

#36

AVahne commented on Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + Hits The W...:

Seems like they didn't really add anything other than amiibo support, better 3D, and extra button support (which the original Japanese version already had).
So basically no point in buying this if you already have the original release. That's really too bad, I would've like online multiplayer and a free flight mode.

AVahne

#40

AVahne commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

Nintendo ****ing hates us Muricans. If your gonna only release one model, at least drop the damn price to $180. I'm probably gonna go for the MH model, but Gamestop better have some REALLY good trade in deals for the system.
Guess it's time for me to get used to horrible, pixelly screens. It'll be a drastic change whenever I switch between it and my Vita, Shield, and Nexus 5.