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Male, 21, United States

Alternate Buttons is a show I co-host with a friend of mine. We're very passionate about entertainment and hope we can bring laughs to you! Add me on Wii U?: Guitardude7

Wed 10th October, 2007

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AlternateButtons commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

@AlexOlney You're missing my point. I'm not advocating piracy. Stealing games with the R4 is wrong because they're full games and they're readily available. The price is justified and it is fair to the consumer. amiibo on the other hand, are rare, expensive, lock away content and offer limited storage on their figures. They're essentially a giant middle finger to customers. When we're given such little stock and are asked to spend 12 bucks a piece only to get screwed over by retail exclusives, you can hardly blame people for not wanting to pay for these figures that should ALL be common. Consumers deserve better and amiiqo offers a better solution with more storage options to boot. If Nintendo wanted to minimize the impact of piracy, they should stock their product better. This is a terrible buisness practice that they should've never taken part in and are absolutely horrible with how they're managing it. I don't think you can disagree with that.

Also, hello major editor of Nintendolife. I've been reading since about 2008. Glad we could meet under these circumstances. That WOULD be my luck wouldn't it?



AlternateButtons commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR Again, that's Nintendos own fault for not having good business practices with their customers. Aside from Mario, Luigi, Bowser and Peach, what amiibos ARE common? Everywhere I go, I see the same 5 or 6 figures. Do you know how many figures there are? Well Smash alone has the entire roster incoming. Can you honestly tell me just because a handful amiibo are easy to find justifies the fact that Nintendo are failing at providing customer satisfaction?

In Splatoon you have 40 missions in each Inkling figure. Each Figure has exclusive gear for your character. That's a lot of content to leave out. Mario Party 10 has a whole mode locked away on the menu screen. And Animal Crossing amiibo festival which is a whole game that can only be played WITH amiibo and if we're looking at Nintendos track record with stocking these things they'll be rare too. How about Code Name Steam and it's Fire Emblem characters that provide advantages you cant get anywhere else? You can't deny that valuable content is being locked away in these toys. It's not just one or two costumes, it's obviously going beyond that.

Not to mention, this device has the ability to store more than one figure in its stand which is something amiibo also fail to do. You need two Mario figures to play one in Smash and one in Mario Party 10.

I will not pay for a product that is not only rare, that is not only expensive, that is not only being sold at ludicrous prices by scalpers, that not only locks crucial content away but lacks features that more readily available products have. It's just like buying a third party GCN adapter. If it works, then I'm going for it. And I'm not going to be giving my money to a company that fails me as a customer. If Nintendo ever fixes this whole mess, and for their sake I hope they do, I'll buy legitimately. But until then, as a college kid with little budget or time to collect all these, I'm going for an easier, more reasonable solution. And you are noone to judge me. If you're going to preach to me, preach to all the Mother fans who emulated Mother 3 because they're in the exact same boat I am.



AlternateButtons commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR When the products theyre selling locks content behind them and they're rare, yes. For instance, why do you think Mother 3 is emulated so much? Because people want to play it and Nintendo refuses to provide a solution. If these figures were readily available, you'd bet I'd be lined up to buy them. However with ridiculous stock shortages and no solution in bound, I will get my solution from someone who will provide it. Is it okay to steal? Of course not. Do I want to steal? Of course not. I wont allow locked content to stay locked if an immensely flawed system is running it. If Nintendo doesn't want my money, then I won't give it to them.



AlternateButtons commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

Shovel Knight is so overrated.....I honestly don't get the hype for that game. it's good but not that amazing. Certainly not enough to warrant a roster spot. :/

Personally I want either Ice Climbers back because the game kinda feels empty without them or the Inkling since Splatoon needs way more love.



AlternateButtons commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

It seems like a good compromise between going completely third party smartphone and sticking on dedicated hardware. I'm fully for this actually. So long as Nintendo's hardware stays as the primary outlet for games, and smartphone games serve as a a secondary platform that enhances these games, I can only see this being a good thing for Nintendo.



AlternateButtons commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Prod...:

CGI and 2D animation would be the way to go for most of Nintendos IPs since they are cartoony themselves. I for one could never imagine a live action Kirby. Only Nintendo franchises with a realistic feel such as Metroid, F-Zero or The Legend of Zelda should get the live action treatment.



AlternateButtons commented on Review: Mario Party Advance (Wii U eShop / Gam...:

@thejfh1999 The story mode is absolute luck. You can literally run out of dice in five turns if you're unlucky enough. Limited dice supply? Really? Why is that a thing? most of the time you have to go around completing tasks for people but that is such an unnecessary challenge because of the limited amount of movements you can do. The mini games come rarely and when they do they're short and boring. There's not a single memorable one in the bunch. Also, the lack of multiplayer which has always been Mario Party's strongest asset, is barely there. There's so little do to and you can't even set up a standard party if you want. It's just driving around hoping to not run out of gas. This game is terrible and is NOT Mario Party.



AlternateButtons commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Is Getting A Fan-Made HD...:

I'm sorry but this looks ugly as sin. The environments look okay but the character models have waaaay too much shine to them and they are totally expresionless making them seem dead. Not to mention, Mario's walk cycle is ripped straight from the original game so it looks really awkward in HD. I know it's a work in progress, but you should never show unfinished work. That's just sloppy.



AlternateButtons commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

If this is true, then it's one of the stupidest marketing moves Nintendo has ever done. The game hasn't even been out for a MONTH and they're already discontinuing figures? I'm sorry but that just doesn't make any damn sense. If this is really true.....then they've really lost it.



AlternateButtons commented on Inflated Prices and Limited Stock Cause Frustr...:

@Einherjar Actually yes, those are just hunks of pastic that you'll only use once and never again! Great example! Oh and on top of that, they weren't eighty freaking dollars.

And Nintendo clearly stated that the adapter will only work with Smash Wii U. They ruled out and possible usage for future games. it's ONLY for Smash. You can't even navigate the Wii U menu with it.



AlternateButtons commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:

Nintendo....are you kidding me? Those adapters had SO much potential but it's all wasted being exclusive to Smash. No Virtual Console, no optional future use, no backwards compatibility to GCN games; they're hunks of junk as it is. NOW you won't make more? Nintendo I love you, but some of the decisions you make are really bone-headed sometimes.



AlternateButtons commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

It's really baffling to see people getting upset for having to buy both versions. Yeah it does cost a lot of money but since it's reveal at E3 2011, (Back when development hadn't even started) Iwata and Sakurai alluded that buying both versions had the best benefits. You can transfer fighters, you have exclusive modes, you have more controller options, the 3DS version you can take on the go and play Smash WHEREVER YOU WANT, the Wii U version you have a ton more modes and options to play. the player having both versions so that they could interact with each other is a vision Sakurai has from the start and if you don't see the value in it, especially now since you'll be getting a long awaited returning veteran, I don't know what to tell you.



AlternateButtons commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@MikeLove Actually yes you are the dumb one. Of COURSE the Wii's not as popular as it used to be. The console is a generation old. It's not a shadow of it's former self, it's just not a current console. And the Wii is still being manufactured and promoted (Sadly. I dont think that's a good thing) Same way the PS3 isn't a current console. Sony isn't promoting it anymore. Would you argue that console is still just as popular as it was five years ago? That would be damn impressive if it was. Would you call that a former shadow of itself? What about the PS2? Sony stopped making those in 2012. My point is, of course the Wii isn't as popular anymore but to attempt to invalidate the impact it's had on the industry is just foolish.

So It's an insult, dont kid yourself. If you're blind enough to deny that, I don't know what to tell you. Nintendo never says anything like that to the competition. All Nintendo said was that their console was a better offer. They didn't go out of their way to insult the PS4, they just stated their advantages. It's not what you say it's how you say it. What Sony said was unnecessary and childish. They put down their competitors because they have nothing unique or compelling to offer themselves.



AlternateButtons commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@MikeLove Al Sony ever does is insult and put down the competition. Nintendo puts confidence in their system by saying: "Hey here's what we got! Here's why we think it's better!" But Sony? They feel the need to mindlessly insult everyone.

Tell me, did you read THIS:

I'd like it to continue with the innovation stream I just talked about, but also what we want to see in the next year or two is a bigger mass market play, shall we say. So in order to broaden and perhaps fill the void that's being left latent by, say, the Wii - which is a shadow of its former self. We need to have the kind of product that will engage that more casual consumer. I think that's a big opportunity for us, and that's not yet clear on the horizon, but something we should and I'm sure will be focused on as we look forward into year two, three and four.

Throwing insults back is not good here either -Lz



AlternateButtons commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Sorry Sony, the 3DS has a superior game library by MILES. The Wii U has the most unique titles out of all of the current consoles. I love how Professionally Nintendo treats their competition and then Sony takes the ten year old route by slinging insults. It's quite obnoxious really. That attitude doesnt make me want to buy PS4. Arrogance is not a good trait to have.



AlternateButtons commented on Weirdness: Now You Can Play Super Smash Bros. ...:

@Kaze_Mayru Uh yeah right. No over powered characters? Sheik and Falco say hello. Samus in Smash 64 was considered low tier so thats inconsistent with your opinion. Mario and Kirby were the powerhouses to that game. As for floaty controls? That;'s over exaggerating. It was slow, not floaty and there's nothing wrong with slow. In fact, I say it's better because its slow because you can actually see what your doing. Random tripping wasn't as bad as people claim it to be, another over exaggeration. Wave dashing and L Canceling say hello to chain grabs. And if you're going to sue the competitive scene to measure the validity of Smash games, you're playing it the wrong way. Competitive Smash is NOT what Smash Bros is supposed to be. Even so, Brawl's competitive scene was just as lively as Melee's and many people prefer it's gameplay such as myself.

Melee is far dated, far overrated and is not as balanced as you think. Smash Wii U and 3DS are much better balanced than all of them and is the best balanced to date. Melee is not as good as you think it is.