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Agent721

Agent721

Male, 38, United States

I am a long time Nintendo fan who started off with a game & watch handheld in the early 1980s, before the Famicom/NES came out. I have followed Nintendo since and remain a loyal fan.

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Thu 5th December, 2013

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Agent721

#1

Agent721 commented on Review: GAIABREAKER (Wii U eShop):

@KeeperBvK
Nano assault is NOT on rails. You control where you go at all times, within a Human Body type world. At the end of each level you must make it back to an escape area to go on to the next level, but it is never on rails. It even has very cool boss fights and great customization options. IMO, that game is a must buy for any shoot em up fan. And this is coming from a huge R Type devotee.

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#6

Agent721 commented on Hardware Review: 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Contro...:

@AVahne
I have an xbone & while their joystick is great, the best is the Wii U pro joystick. Why? It weighs much less, yet performs just the same. The only advantages the xbone one has is the ridges on the analogue thumbsticks, which oddly enough, works well in keeping your thumbs centered.

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#7

Agent721 commented on Hardware Review: 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Contro...:

I'll pass if its that bad on the Wii. One of the leading reasons I started collecting original NES consoles is to be able to play the games from my youth in their official form, including choices of joysticks. Not only is the original great, but so is the NES Max, Advantage & the dogbone controller. It is great to be able to play the games with original hardware. The NES Advantage maybe the best console joystick every made. It boggles the mind that Nintendo doesn't reissue all of these joysticks, given the retro craze. This is why I ordered an Analogue NT console recently despite its luxury price...I can play any NES or famicom game I want, with any joystick, without waiting for the big N to get its act together.

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#9

Agent721 commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

Ridiculous lawsuit that has zero basis & that simply waste society's resources...AS IF they suffered damages so big, they needed to sue. This is like suing McDonald's because your cheese burger didn't look like the one in the ads.

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#13

Agent721 commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

Nice move in sales...I wonder how many consoles each sold, as MSFT reported a doubling of Xbone sales since Kinect was removed from the console (bought one myself in the past month). Either way, I am very glad to see Nintendo, and the entire industry as a whole, selling more & more.

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#23

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

I like the quick start & the update to the look. But the biggest thing for me is how much quicker everything loads compared to when I first got the system. I also love the fact that system updates can now be done while the system is off. The update took me at least ten minutes to download & install, and I am glad that will no longer be the case going forward.

I hope the new Wii U users will discover a great system, that many had perhaps underestimated. With so many great games now available, many of which are exclusive to the Wii U, it is a great time to rediscover the great fun Nintendo gaming delivers.

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#29

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

@Peach64
It'll be best selling by unit count, but not gross $$ generated. It's $20....GTA, COD & BF, at $60 a pop, generate more cash flow per sale & GTA V currently sits at 33 million sold. Their "box office" revenue dwarfs Minecraft. However, on gross margins, I wonder if Minecraft is ahead. Either way, it's juggernaut.

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#30

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

It's false to think that because it's already out on other systems, it wouldn't swell in the Wii U. Minecraft has already sold over 30 million units prior to being ported to the other consoles. Since it was released on the Xbox/PS consoles, it's racked up another 10 million sales. This thing is an unstoppable juggernaut & Nintendo needs to get on the bandwagon, pronto.

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#31

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

My little brother had stopped playing his Wii U & 3DS, as all he plays is Minecraft on the PC. The fact that every system BUT Nintendo has this game is a CRIME! Nintendo is losing customers hand over fist due to this one omission. It doesn't matter that some of your think it's stupid...what matters is its a popular game but not available on Nintendo's consoles.

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#35

Agent721 commented on Feature: Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Conn...:

It was all Mario Kart for me. And it always worked well, certainly never enough time to make tea between matches! I think the UK 's broadband is too blame for that. I was playing COD2 online prior to MKWii & MKWii worked just as well. What I hated was trying to meet friends online, which proved nearly impossible without Online IDs. But the racing itself was lag free & top notch.

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#38

Agent721 commented on Book Review: Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, an...:

Some of you need to get off your high horse. I ain't reading it because the intro says they play GTA, COD or IPad games? WELCOME TO REALITY. That's the vast majority of gamers now a days. Its 2014, not 1992...you may want to flip your calendar & updat that ridiculous holier than thou attitude. It's sad to see Nintendo fans being as narrowminded as the bro dudes.

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#40

Agent721 commented on Ubisoft Data Places Mario as the Second Highes...:

I love Mario, COD, FIFA & GTA. some of your are truly missing out by not playing "gun games", in the same way the COD obsessed miss it out on not playing "Nintendo Kiddie Games". It really is pathetic seeing videogame fans continuously rag on each other's preferences. GTAV Rocks! As does Mario 3D World. As does 2014 FIFA World Cup. This constant hate on other consoles, from everyone, is over the top IMMATURE.

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#48

Agent721 commented on Feature: Slipped Disk - The History of the Fam...:

Nintendo Life is awesome. I was just starting to research this thing & what games they have, and lo & behold, this article pops up. I might get one for the Analogue NT NES, just to have the first release of Zelda & perhaps also for the game that was eventually turned into SMB2, Doki Doki Panic. I also read on Wikipedia that the negative levels in SMB are actually found completable on the disk drive version. But again, thanks for another great article, especially the tips on the condition. Does anyone have a tip on buying one in the US, outside of eBay?

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#50

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

@dumedum
I would not trust Google finance...no pros use them. Perhaps Google does not update this daily? Yahoo finance, which is the most trusted source, has the number I quoted you. All it is is share price times float, so it should constantly change. For example, Activision is now at $14.97 billion, as the stock appreciated further since my last post.