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The Italian Nintendo/Sony gamer

Male, 26, Italy

Italian gamer belonging to both the Nintendo fanbase and - to a lesser extent - the Sony and Xbox fanbases. Currently holding out for the Gameboy Advance's official VC debut on the 3DS eShop. [Warning: my Facebook page linked below is in Italian.]

Wed 20th February, 2013

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AlexSora89 commented on Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015:

Am I the only one who got a warm, fuzzy feeling inside upon seeing the "competitors" being listed in the article?
As I always said - the only true winners in the Console Wars must be the gamers themselves.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (Europe):

Paper Mario is out! I'll probably get it due to the Wii-related discount.
Next week we'll see the next retro game that'll flood the comments' section!
(I need digital versions for Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl, myself.)



AlexSora89 commented on Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Fema...:

Remember when the 3DS had problems selling, back in the days of the game drought? That's how we managed to get a portable Smash Bros., Kid Icarus Uprising and the other killer apps. Now that the 3DS sells and the WiiU doesn't, it seems Nintendo is playing it safe, what with Mario Maker and, much more nerve-wrackingly, the GBA Virtual Console games being stuck to a home console.

Hopefully some of the E3 bombshells this year will be 3DS news.



AlexSora89 commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

First things first: the NintendoLife taglines never fail to be, essentially, made of unadulterated WIN.
Second, well, bummer. At least the fact Comcept is involved might help the game get a Nintendo port, either portable or otherwise.
Third, what is with all Kickstarter spiritual successors getting a diagonal HUD interface? Seriously, Gunvolt first, then Mighty No. 9, now this? Why?



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Ditches Plans To Create New Hardware ...:

Because giving China a localized N64 years after the real deal was released made that much more sense back in the day. When I first read about the iQue in the Italian Nintendo Official Magazine for the first time a while ago, I didn't know what to think about it. Neither can I do now.



AlexSora89 commented on Review: Bloo Kid 2 (3DS eShop):

"Give him a chance, he's trying his best"
That's the exact same feeling I got from the guy ever since I saw him on the eShop. I think I just might adopt this kid.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Download: 14th May (Europe):

14th May is my birthday!!!
And boy, does it show! [modesty mode: off]

Seriously though, as preferrable as GBA games on 3DS (I'll never stop repeating that!) would be, these discounts are tempting indeed. So far, I could snatch DuckTales on WiiU (first home console double-dipping for me: I already own the game on X360) so my girlfriend could have her own save file on it, and Giana Sisters as well; as for 3DS, Street Fighter 3D and, if the small price overcomes my fear, Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D.

This is gonna be a good week.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U ...:

A 3DS companion game to Mario Maker.
Seriously, if they want it to be a system seller for WiiU, this doesn't necessarily need the 3DS to be ruled out. It's simple:

  • Shared assets in both versions, with hidden data including portable Mario powerups (Mega Mushroom, Blue Shell from New Super Mario Bros 1, or Carrot from Super Mario Land 2) for the WiiU version or home console only powerups (Propeller Suit, Penguin Suit from New Super Mario Bros Wii) for the 3DS version. Remember, hidden data.
  • Hidden assets available to the other version only as transferred (and read-only) stages (for example, a WiiU version stage being playable on 3DS, and vice versa). Transferring a stage between versions has no restrictions.
  • Restrictions for GLOBAL stage sharing: you can download only WiiU stages with the WiiU versions, and only portable ones with the 3DS version. See where I'm going with this? You can download - and presumably edit - whichever stage you want online, but if you want it on your companion portable/home console, you'll need the other version for transferring the stage on your own.

This is THE perfect way to make players double dip. It's a devilishly Nintendo-ish plan.



AlexSora89 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

When I first joined NintendoLife, my account's password was a protest against the lack of GBA titles for the 3DS eShop. And I haven't changed my mind ever since.

Just as Linkara (in case anyone gets the Atop The Fourth Wall reference) once swore to buy every single Spider-Man book after One More Day once the deal with the devil within that story is undone, I swear I will buy on WiiU any GBA game released on 3DS, because progress is giving portability to a home console game (see the NES library on 3DS for example), not the other way around.



AlexSora89 commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

Thing is, with the Game Boy Player (which I own) it makes sense, because none of the GBA games lose their primary feature: being portable. But once you buy a PORTABLE game on the WiiU, can you play it on your 3DS? No, of course. Which is the main issue I have with this. It's nauseatingly stupid, and makes sense only from a business standpoint on Nintendo's part, meaning that on a consumer's standpoint, it's a stupid disservice. I hope there will be great news for VC at this year's E3, and the delay for the Wii U Zelda title actually makes me feel more optimistic given VC titles are usually kept as damage contr--er, I mean, as surprises.



AlexSora89 commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

This is just great. Sarcastically speaking, of course.
What's mind-boggling is that the Wii U has NES, SNES, GBA, N64 and NDS, while the 3DS is still suck with the barely-supported GB, GBC and NES.
I'm mad both for myself, as 3DS is my primary console, and for those who mainly use the Wii U, as Nintendo should support all retro consoles individually in my opinion.
And no, I'm not going to pay for a GBA game that needs me to be at home in order to be played. Not anytime soon.



AlexSora89 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Positive Feelings ...:

I actually was worried for the guy. DLC as a whole is - and should have been back in Brawl, as I said elsewhere - a perfect fit for Smash, but I also know Sakurai is pretty much fed up with all the work he's done so far. So I'm glad he's doing fine instead.

Why hello there, fellow Etika fan.