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AVahne commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo ...:
AVahne commented on Orbital Gate Stage Brings Star Fox Mayhem to S...:
Huh, for a second I thought they were doing an HD remaster of Star Fox Assault. The models are the same, the textures seem to be slightly better, and the lighting seems to be similar. Everything is just at a higher resolution.
Oh well, Smash Bros U's graphics as a whole looks like an upscaled and oh-so-slightly improved version of Brawl's anyway, so this shouldn't surprise me.
AVahne commented on Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCu...:
Unless you can get video out, I don't know why anyone would want to do this with the 3DS's tiny screen (even with the XL).
AVahne commented on Almost 50 Different System Themes Revealed Pri...:
@grumblebuzzz Perhaps later on they'll add retro themes. Personally I want the hanafuda theme. Not too kiddy and not too dull.
AVahne commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro ...:
Huh, and I thought that I was pessimistic about Nintendo. For people to be IDIOTIC enough to think that this is a marketing ploy rather than an actual reason....the Nintendo fanbase seems to be worse than I thought.
@Noboty Er...what? This is an article for the current 3DS, not the New 3DS.
@Imagamerboi I've already known about that. That is what the manufacturer of the carts says would be a possible cart size for them to make. It doesn't mean that we'll see any games that uses them. The majority of games now use 2 GB carts with just a small few using the 4 GB carts. Perhaps we'll finally see those theoretical 8 GB 3DS carts for New 3DS games like Xenoblade.
@Imagamerboi There are no 3DS games that use the 8 GB cart (I doubt the carts themselves have been made as no games has need of them). The reason Ice Climbers aren't in the game and the Circle Pad Pro won't work on the normal 3DS is because the normal 3DS just isn't powerful enough.
@NintyMan Not just that, the New 3DS has the stick built-in, so the CPU won't have to process the signals from the infrared port.
AVahne commented on Weirdness: Rainbow Road Muscles its Way onto R...:
Needs the music.
@grumblebuzzz Pretty sure the XL was designed for us old folks (and businessmen), but I get that many of us still want that customization that comes with the small one.
I have a feeling these themes will just add an additional burden to the already incredibly slow 3DS. I'll still get some though; wanna take a look at them before I get the New 3DS.
AVahne commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:
@retro_player_22 I feel ya. Hope you can sell your Wii U for a decent sum of you do that. I'll just keep mines for the few games that DO come over here and just hold out hope. Not for Nintendo, but for the hackers to crack the system (also the 3DS) and remove region lock. So that when we're at the end of this gen and Nintendo abandons American owners yet again, I'll at least be able to import EU localized games.
@Fazermint hahahah...... cries
@Fazermint Nintendo co-owns the Fatal Frame IP, and they're the publisher for the games now, so it's basically going to be up to Nintendo to decide what regions get this game. Sadly.
Uhm, this seems like it's still in the air, so those of you who are still holding out hope don't lose it yet.
As for me, this is Nintendo we're talking about. I already have a feeling it might not leave Japan (or at least it won't make it America....freaking NoA)
AVahne commented on Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive ...:
So... What are the chances that this "familiar Pokemon" being Latias or Latios with their Mega stones?
@TheAlbinoLion You're getting exclusive content with this demo though. The area that you'll be in won't be in the main game.
AVahne commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):
The demo was nice. Still gonna wait for the Wii U version so the game can be played the way it was meant to be played.
AVahne commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details o...:
AVahne commented on Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its S...:
This entire "sale" was meh.
AVahne commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:
Considering how they're treating the game, they may as well launch it at $30. That's probably more than enough to pay for what little effort they put into this version.
AVahne commented on Capcom Shows Off Comparison Screens For Phoeni...:
Eh, I'll wait for the Android version to make it stateside...someday. iOS version seems to be cheaper than this version after the full payment, so I expect the Android version is cheaper as well.
AVahne commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:
@BensonUii My guess is that the majority of games from now on will continue to be built on the old hard, with some games working on the old hardware but with improvements when played on the New 3DS, and only a select few games will be exclusive to New 3DS so that they can use the full potential of the new hardware without having to worry about supporting the older, weaker 3DS.
AVahne commented on Video: Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty To...:
@UnseatingKDawg They will in an update.
@Nintendofan83 Just to be sure, are you Australian? You DO realize these are Australian prices right? As in, they're not gonna be this high once they bring this to America.
Basically saying that in addition to a few exclusives, going forward they'll be releasing New 3DS-enhanced games that can still be played on the old hardware but are better on the new one. Just like the old DSi-enhanced games such as the Japan-only Fire Emblem Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu.
AVahne commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:
AVahne commented on Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack Now Available ...:
AVahne commented on B Dasher is Speeding Onto The Legend of Zelda ...:
@Moshugan Well there IS that weird horse carriage cart. Shouldn't be much of a stretch to stick a wooden horse head on a motorcycle.
AVahne commented on Rumour: Secret Chant Within Super Smash Bros. ...:
@SteveSnowmn They promised both versions will have the same characters, so if Wii U gets them, they'll have to go back and put all the hours necessary to get them working on 3DS.
AVahne commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:
@ZenTurtle It affected Fire Emblem fans who didn't have a DS Phat or a DS Lite. Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem (DSi-enhanced) was never released outside of Japan, and because the game had DSi-exclusive features the game will not work on non-Japanese DSis and 3DSes.
AVahne commented on Nintendo Unveils Transparent 2DS Models and Po...:
Holy s***, now I'm ALMOST regretting that pretty Sea Green 2DS. Haven't had a transparent console in years ever since my original GBA.
EDIT: Though, if they were going to go with gray buttons, they should've made the sides gray as well, to give off more of a classic GBA feel.
Been saying this ever since the 3DS was announced as region-locked.
It should've been pretty obvious to anyone that this is their reason for region-lock. If they can get more importers to buy more consoles that they shouldn't need, Nintendo makes more money.
Glad I'm not alone on this.
EDIT: BTW, I haven't read the other comments yet, so I don't know if anyone else mentioned it yet, but Nintendo started region-locking their handhelds with the DSi. This affected games such as FIRE EMBLEM NEW MYSTERY OF THE EMBLEM HEROES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW twitch.
And while they intended to make MORE sales with the lock, it may have done the opposite and stunted their sales for a while.
AVahne commented on Video: New Bravely Second Trailer Sets The Sce...:
Beautiful trailer. Hopeful that F2P version that Japan got recently comes over. It's using the same buy unlock method that Sub Wars and some mobile games use, so there should be less complaining about it being F2P.
AVahne commented on Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringe...:
True, but for some people there's the issue of limited space to be putting things like old consoles.
Also, your movie analogy works more on newer games rather than old ones. Say there's an old movie you'd like to watch, but no one sells the old copy anymore and there hasn't been a rerelease, nor do any of the streaming services have it. Will you just simply give up, even though the people who originally made money off it stopped doing so many years ago. It still doesn't make emulation totally alright, but in certain circumstances its a way for certain people to experience certain games that they never would be able to without it.
@3Daniel That's nice and all, but unfortunately not everyone whose interested in those games can do that especially as time continues to go on. Fortunately there's Nintendo's Virtual Console and Sony's PSOne Classics (also the PSP games they have available for the Vita to emulate), but there's the issue of pricing that makes people turn to free emulation rather than paid.
AVahne commented on Work On Your Taiko Drumming Skills While Beati...:
Far better than that doggyoopsiepoopypoodle Sonic cameo.
AVahne commented on Sonic-Themed Felyne Drag Races into Monster Hu...:
@Psyclone Project X ZoneCollab between Bamco, Capcom, and Sega.The prequel was a game on PSP that was a collab between Cappy and Bammy.
First denying fans of PSO2 and potentially PSNova, and now asking Capcom to put in their sh**ty, dead mascot? Not even a PSO-related costume?
Sega trying too hard to keep Sonic barely alive. Just let the damned rat sleep already, and start giving us all the GOOD games.
AVahne commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (North America):
Is the eShop demo limited? If so, guess it's good for me that I got those codes. Was never planning on getting the 3DS version, so whenever I DO want to get my smash bros fix outside the house, I'll have the unlimited demo.
AVahne commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):
I'll get it eventually, but for now need to manage my funds better.
AVahne commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):
BB's last game? Guess I'll eventually have to buy it then. That DLC pisses me off though.
AVahne commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:
Probably unrelated, but did anyone else suddenly think of Xenoblade Chronicles X when they saw this screenshot?
AVahne commented on Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Lui...:
When has Ninty ever done anything "temporarily"?
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
AVahne commented on This Fan-Made NES 3DS XL Offers a Cool Alterna...:
Much better than Nintendo's hideous version.
AVahne commented on Wii U Art Of Balance Release Date Confirmed Fo...:
So.... Where be them Fast NEO shots Shin'en?
The more Internet peeps have to wait, the more disappointed they'll be if ya don't exceed expectations.
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 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:
@Undead_terror Awesome. Personally I haven't played much Smash Bros in years, so I simply can't feel comfortable playing the game with anything but the Gamecube controller (it was always my go to controller for Brawl).