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Beetlejuice commented on Review: Rabi Laby 3 (3DS eShop):
Beetlejuice commented on Video: The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari:...:
The producers only had a permit to dig for a couple hours if I remember correctly. In that short span they found thousands of games, consoles, and other Atari related products. The exact location of this 'burial site' was well known and documented.
It was not just a 'general landfill', and there is no other 'landfill from the 80's' that contains such a large volume of Atari merchandise anywhere else. An entire warehouse of stuff was buried there.
Looks like this will be an interesting movie, especially the investigate part involving them finding the dump location. I don't understand why so many people here seem disinterested in it.
Beetlejuice commented on Review: Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop):
This game is pretty basic, but for $4.99 it's a not bad. I've enjoyed it.
Beetlejuice commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:
I eagerly await the "Best Wii U Games to Play at Dusk" article later this evening
Beetlejuice commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:
Just bought The Letter and my biggest complaint is that I can't play it using the Pro Controller!
In all seriousness though, its horrible but I will finish it just to say I did.
Beetlejuice commented on Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware ...:
It's doing slightly better than the PS4 (which has no games yet) but the Wii-U should be doing A LOT better since it has the better software lineup and is coming off the release of MK8
Beetlejuice commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:
He should have joined AE Games
Beetlejuice commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:
Any update that minimalizes the need to use the gamepad is fine by me!
Beetlejuice commented on Meet LeapTV, The Wii Challenger in 2014:
"Leap TV, the Wii Killer in 2014"
Beetlejuice commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:
If you really want a Club Nintendo collectible so badly (assuming they bring them back next year) why not just go on eBay afterwards and spend $30-40 on buying the one you want, rather than spending $500 on games to "earn" it?
Beetlejuice commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:
What's bizarre is that @electrolite77 called you out on using anecdotal evidence when you said most people don't take tablets out of their homes (basing it just on people you know), then you reply by talking about using the gamepad to search eBay, twitter, etc. He didn't mention those things at all.
You didn't acknowledge his point or even attempt to answer it.
A gamepad can only be used in the home and in conjunction with the Wii-U. A tablet can be taken and used ANYWHERE.
It's not too hard to identify which one offers more flexibility and user options, regardless of whether or not people YOU KNOW take advantage of them.
Also, you likely wouldn't have gotten as many negative responses had you not used a sensational headline calling the gamepad a "tablet killer", which it most certainly is not. Perhaps "tablet alternative" would have been more appropriate?
My previous rewards were a calendar that was never used and is still in a drawer, and three posters I didn't want (because I wanted a game soundtrack CD even less) that have never been taken out of the box.
A free download of Game & Wario, plus the $5 download credit I will get back makes this the best reward yet.
I have three platinum reward Nintendo posters still in an unopened box in my basement since last year.
I will gladly take a free game download over some corny doll or poster I would never put up in my house.
This is going to be my last post on this, and I will reply to your original response to me and point out how it made no sense. It will be long due to the quotes, but hopefully this puts it to bed.
1) "Battery life sucks" - You missed the part where the writer said a great many tablets never leave the house. Which is true: a lot of people don't have data plans on them and rely on home WiFi, and a tablet loses a lot of it's use without a connection. So if you're mostly using it at home, how hard is it to use it while plugged in? You do it with every other device that relies on batteries: phones, laptops and tablets. And if it's that big of a deal, buy a battery with a longer life.
None of what you wrote there proves my statement "the battery life sucks" wrong. You made excuses for the poor battery, said I could plug it in, or buy a replacement one, but that doesn't make what I originally stated wrong. The battery life is bad and not comparable to a tablet. It's not even debatable.
2) "It's not portable" - No argument there
3) "The touch screen sucks" - Good thing it has buttons, a D-pad and analog sticks then. And a stylus. It's quite accurate with the stylus.
What do analog sticks, buttons and a D-pad have to do with the touch screen being of poor quality? Absolutely nothing at all. I was comparing the touch screen on the gamepad to those found on tablets, and it is undeniably made of cheaper components and not of as high a quality as those found on your average tablet. Again, this is not disputable. Galaxy, Apple, Asus, etc all make tablets with better quality screens which use superior capacitive touch panels.
4) "You can't download and save music or movies on it" - Most people don't do that with tablets. That's why they have streaming services. People actually downloading stuff usually have laptops and PCs.
Doing this is a standard option on tablets. The Wii-U gamepad does not have the ability to do this at all. Therefore, it is another strike against the gamepad being a replacement for a tablet. You making a statement that "most people don't do that" doesn't change the fact that tablets can do this, and that what I said was true.
5) "It has no internal memory" - It doesn't, but the Wii U does.
What does that matter? We are comparing the gamepad to a tablet. A tablet is self contained in one independent unit and operates on it's own, while the gamepad is essentially an empty vessel which streams information from another unit which it must be in close proximity to at all times. The gamepad cannot be considered a "tablet" if it is dependent on other external hardware to be functional. Another strike against the gamepad being a tablet competitor.
6) "Can't buy games for $1" - That's funny, Blok Drop U happens to be on sale for about a dollar now. But can you buy Nintendo games and other Wii U exclusives on a conventional tablet?
There is a library of games and apps numbering in the tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, available for $1 on the android and apple stores at any given time. You attempt to rebuke this fact by stating that currently on the Wii-U, there may possibly be ONE game available on there for $1 at this moment (assuming the sale is still in effect). Again, how does buying "Nintendo games" on the Wii-U translate into the gamepad being a viable alternative to owning a tablet? Pro tip: It doesn't. Also, you can't "buy" a game on the gamepad unless you are linked to the Wii-U. You can't take the gamepad outside and play a game on it. The game is not "inside" the gamepad. If you have a game on a tablet, you can play it anywhere, anytime.
Hopefully that cleared things up, and helped you understand why I was so confused with why you even bothered to respond in the first place.
Now why don't you go read the six comments posted before this one and try to pick a fight with those guys instead?
Oh ya, I know about that. The pack costs you like $30-40 to replace the crap battery they included with it. When you buy a tablet, right out of the box you are getting between 8-12hrs per charge on the battery. The gamepad gives you 4-5hrs maybe, which is horrible.
I'm actually surprised that Nintendo isn't including the new battery inside new Wii-U gamepads at this point. I do love the pro controller though! One charge keeps it going for a few months, its unreal.
This IS a horrible article and clickbait. Read the rest of the comments on here, you can count on one hand the amount of people who agree with his opinion. The rest of them state how stupid it is and how unlike a tablet the gamepad is. Go pick a fight with one of those guys and try to argue semantics with them instead.
And where did I say the Wii-U is a useless device?? i said its controller is not the equivalent of a tablet! Now who is the one that's not reading things??
And what did you say that disproved what I wrote??
I said the battery sucks (it lasts like 4 hrs) and you responded that it can be plugged in...does that change the fact that the battery life is horrible? No!
I said the touch screen is of low quality, and you responded by saying it has buttons and thumbsticks....what does that have to do with the sensitivity and resolution of the touch screen? Nothing!
I said you can't download movies, tv shows or music to the gamepad, and you reply that most people with tablets stream media....does that change the fact that the gamepad can't do any of the things I mentioned? No!
I think you are the one with the reading comprehension issues. All you did was twist what I said and act like a rapscallion. Now heed my warning and be gone with you!
Beetlejuice commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:
Hmmm...now that you mention it....one of my wiimotes smells a bit strange.....
Then why are you nitpicking statements I made if you too feel that the gamepad is not a tablet?? Nothing you attempted to point out proved what I or anyone else on here has said was wrong, so what was the point??
Your arguments are ridiculous! I'm using antecdotal evidence that people use tablets outside of their homes?! Let me put it this way...
Can I take an iPad and walk down the street and sit at the park and use it? YES.
Can I take the gamepad outside my house and sit down at the library and use it? NO.
Therefore, it's impossible for the gamepad to be used anywhere but the home, while the tablet can theoretically be used ANYWHERE on earth as long as the battery is charged. So is it really that outlandish for me to say that a tablet can be used in more places than just the home??
I can't even bother arguing with you about the rest of this stuff. It's so ridiculous! And you used the word 'charlatan'?! In 2014!? Are you 70 years old?,
Also, Damien has a long history of posting cheesy click bait/flame war articles on here, so no harm in calling him on it!
Again, you are the only person in this comment section to have a problem with my statements, while everyone else here has posted basically the same thing, or replied to me and agreed with what I said.
Seems like you are the one with the messed up thinking here!
Overpriced? Yes. Garbage? Not at all.
Is this one of Damien's troll accounts? Hahaha!
You are the only person so far in the comments to disagree with me, so let me put you in your place quickly...
1/2) I see dozens of people every day in coffee shops, libraries, malls, parks, etc, using their tablets. Damien has no evidence that people just 'use tablets in their homes', so I have no idea why he said this. Lets put it this way...you can use your tablet anywhere you want as long as its charged up, while the gamepad can only be used when its within a few feet of the Wii-U console which needs to be plugged in. And the battery life does suck.
3) the touch screen does suck. It's of very low quality and made of cheap components. Having buttons and thumbsticks are not generally features found on a 'tablet', which also helps to prove that the gamepad is not a tablet. Thanks for making that point.
4)I guess you have not heard of digital purchases? Many people have iTunes movies, tv shows and music saved on their tablets to be enjoyed whenever they want. For android uses its even easier to put films and songs on your device. Have you never used one before? You seem to not understand technology very well. A tablet can do these things, the gamepad can not.
5)so the gamepad is not a tablet then, since it has no internal memory. Gotcha!
6) no you can't buy Nintendo games on a tablet because its not a Nintendo system. On the other hand, you can't buy games or apps on a gamepad because its not a tablet.
Your rebuttals to me was embarrassing, read all these comments on here. No one here agrees with the notion that the gamepad is in any way comparable to a tablet. You are all alone on this one.
....can't read books on it, can't read magazines, no free angry birds, not as 'cool' as owning an iPad, no FaceTime with friends, no instant messaging, no camera for taking photos, can't record videos, no App Store, low resolution screen.....
How could anyone reasonable think this would be a good argument to make!?! The Wii-U a replacement for a tablet?! My god.....
Maybe not because the battery life sucks, it's not portable, the touch screen sucks, it doesn't have 'apps', you can't download and save movies or music on it, it has no internal memory, its only a streaming device for the Wii-U, cant buy games for $1, etc.
How did this article slip past the editor? It's utterly useless and poorly thought out.
I've bought 3 refurbished wiimotes from Nintendo and am extremely pleased. They have obviously been meticulously cleaned, and the d-pads (if not all the buttons) are fresh replacements. Not a single mark or fingerprint on any of them, and if I didn't know where they came from I would think they were brand new.
I think your are pretty safe germ-wise if you buy anything refurbished from them.
Beetlejuice commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:
It's always a safe bet that when you see inflammatory headlines on here that have very little to almost nothing to do with Nintendo, they are posted by the very talented Damien!
Beetlejuice commented on Tekken 7 Revealed At Evo 2014, Platforms Uncon...:
Well if they feel it will be profitable, they will release it on the Wii-U. If they feel the money they will make will be less than they put into it, they won't release it.
Only time will tell.
Saying Wii U wouldn't get the new game, based on sales, is just being ignorant.
How so? Nearly every developer that doesn't release titles on Nintendo cites the reason as 'low sales'.
Beetlejuice commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:
Beetlejuice commented on Feature: Braving the Queue At Nintendo's Best ...:
"Seriously though, the guy in front of us played as Mario... Why he waited for 5 hours to do that is beyond me."
This quote reminds me of the time in high school when our fat friend Dave told us he was on the way to McDonalds on Christmas morning and he saw our gym teacher jogging, and how it was weird that someone would go for a run at that time of day....Ya Dave...THAT was the weird thing....
I clicked on this story hoping to see a photo of a guy in a fedora.
I was not left disappointed.
Beetlejuice commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:
As long as this doesn't affect my ability to purchase a pair of used panties from a Tokyo vending machine, I don't care what they do over there.
Beetlejuice commented on Exclusive: AE Games Achieves Approved Wii U De...:
Thanks for pounding out that lengthy reply, which as I predicted, would offer nothing other than "be positive!" in regards to this game.
There is no evidence whatsoever that this game exists, that it's being worked on, or that the "developer" has been accepted by Nintendo.
People who are questioning the reality of this project aren't being "negative", they are being realistic and looking at the facts.
"None of us know if the game will actually be made or, if it is, how far along it is and until then judging something that isn't there is actually pretty silly."
So is complaining about people who are skeptical about this game's existence, even though all the evidence we have so far points to it being vaporware/a joke.
Beetlejuice commented on E3 2014: Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Excl...:
I will buy two copies just to spite you.
Would you believe that dragons exist if I told you I saw one in my backyard today, and could provide no visual or physical evidence to back it up?
Then why are you so quick to believe anything this developer says, when he has yet to provide any evidence/proof that this "game" exists? Aside from a meaningless sketch and a shoddy MS Paint quality logo?
You are acting self righteous and looking foolish by essentially complaining that there are many people on here who are skeptical about the existence of a video game that has yet to be seen or proven to be real.
Questioning the validity of this story/game (which is ONLY covered by this website) seems perfectly reasonable given the information (or lack thereof) we currently have about this project.
p.s. before you try to type out a lengthy reply calling me a "jerk", "negative", etc, think for one moment....I have provided several valid reasons WHY the validity of this story should be questioned. Can you provide a single piece of tangible evidence that this game exists, beyond taking this guy's word for it or just being "optimistic"?
Beetlejuice commented on Nintendo Spain Secures Win Over R4 Card Retailer:
Don't worry, I'm sure nobody will be pirating your incredible educational software
Beetlejuice commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:
You are doing a fantastic job of perpetuating the stereotype that German's are serious people who don't deviate from the rules! Hahaha
I will add you on Wii-U for some MK8 action later,
I haven't played online games all that much yet and my record is only like 1400 or something, but I have entered lobbies where several guys have ratings of 2000+ and sometimes I have beaten them all, even though I'm supposed to be at a disadvantage because I don't fire hop! On the other hand, I have lost races to guys below my rating because I've messed up or due to getting smacked by a bunch of items, and I don't complain about that either.
Honestly, aside from a very small percentage of "savant" MK8 players who know the tracks and tricks inside and out and who have a higher winning percentage, your average player has basically a 50/50 chance of winning any race they participate in! Stop whining people!
And on the Street Fighter II arcade cabinet it never said anything about trapping a guy in the corner and constantly leg sweeping him, or in the Super Metroid manual it didn't tell you how to wall jump to places you shouldn't normal access, and the Super Mario Bros manuals never told you how to jump on a shell repeatedly to max out on extra lives, and the COD manual didn't tell you how to "camp" and avoid getting killed, etc......
You act as though this is the "be all and end all" of MK8 while ignoring the reality that a lightning bolt or a blue shell up the guy's butt will put an end to his lead pretty quickly.
Beetlejuice commented on Satoru Iwata Won't Attend E3 For Health-Relate...:
He is probably going to karōshi soon
And do people actually think that in all the thousands of hours put into developing and testing this game, that NOBODY at Nintendo, least of all the kart physics guys, KNEW that this move was possible? And that NOBODY there ever tried doing this move, even though similar "exploits" were found in previous entries??
This is really getting laughable....
Ya you are "done", because for some reason you keep using the term "racing game", which lumps Mario Kart in with Forza, Gran Turismo, and any number of other simulation racers, which MK8 is not.
It's in the sub-genre of "kart racer", which although deals with actual racing, also features a strong emphasis on assorted gimmicks and attacks which make it completely different from your standard racing game.
"Going the fastest" may win you a game in a regular racer, but doesn't necessarily guarantee victory in a "kart racer" where there are weapons, hazards and shortcuts littering the tracks.
The fact you tried to break down, to half a second, the amount of time you would still have for a lead after getting hit by a blue shell shows that you are really grasping at straws here. Any minimal lead gained in an online race of MK8 could evaporate in a split second due to countless variables.
Missing one of the boost pads located on any given track could disadvantage the player who missed it. Should those be removed? Hell, someone who is "fire hopping" could miss a couple of these, and be passed by a player who hits all of them! Is that fair??
This isn't even an issue except to those who read "exploit" and then immediately jump to conclusions without actually thinking about how little this actually has/will affect online matches.
This way of thought is a result of today's current society which downplays personal success and chooses to reward participation instead.
If you are too good at something, it's not "fair" anymore. Being mediocre is now celebrated.
That has happened to me several times online already WITHOUT using the fire hopping technique, so that still doesn't prove that it is an infallible method to win races or take a commanding lead. Someone can get a 2-3 second lead in an online race at any time, just due to the nature of the game! And said 2-3 second lead can be taken away in an instant by crashing out or getting hit by an item. It's all lost in the wash.
This is all a bunch of hoopla over absolutely nothing at all.
Can we ban the golden mushroom boost as well please??
One time I fire hopped for the entire race and was in the lead, then on the last lap a guy did used the golden mushroom boost to go off the track and take a shortcut between some green pipes and won the race! Not fair!!!
Explain to me how its going to help when you get hit with a lightning bolt when in the lead, get run over and flattened by someone coming from behind you, then as you get going again someone flies by you carrying 3 green shells and you spin out finishing the race in 5th place?
Please tell me how "fire hopping" has helped you then?
Or are you just basing this on the ideal 1 in 100 MK8 online race where someone gets the lead, and holds it the entire time without getting hit by a single item or makes a driving error?
Because there are any number of variables affecting whether you win or lose an online race. You can be hit by a blue shell, you can fall off the edge of the track, you can get hit by a lightning bolt, a red shell, a green shell, slip on a banana that someone had dropped on a previous lap, get bumped off onto the dirt, etc.
It's a technique that is helpful in shaving seconds off a perfectly driven/controlled solo lap during time trials, but one which has no impact at all on a multiplayer race. The amount of people whining and complaining about this move, while seemingly not actually thinking about it, is astonishing.
And this opinion is coming from someone who has never done this move, and isn't even interested in it enough to learn to!
Hopefully Nintendo will go back and patch Super Metroid as well, since the wall jump can be spammed to reach areas that should normally not be accessible.
THIS DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY BENEFITS DURING ONLINE COMPETITIVE RACES!!!! CAN YOU PEOPLE NOT THINK?!!!!
I think everyone here is missing the point...
THIS MANEUVER IS USELESS IN ONLINE COMPETITIVE PLAY
God, it's like some people just read the headline, then skip ahead and comment.
It's only benefit basically is to shave a couple seconds off your lap time when doing time trials on an empty track. And lets face it, its unlikely any one on here complaining about this move would ever crack the top 50 in terms of best online lap times, so it doesn't affect you at all.
In an online race with other players, it is useless as you are going to be getting shot at with shells and bumping into other players all the time. Doing this move online in a race will not give you any advantage at all.
It seems to only be useful in time trial races, which is fine by me. The people with the best times on that are OCD-types anyway who are perfectionists. If they master this skill I couldn't care less.
Online races are so chaotic and with so many variables (items, bumping into other players) this 'exploit' doesn't seem like it will affect that part of the game, and thats the most important part.
Beetlejuice commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:
Hahaha I haven't seen that Gamepro face in a lonnnng time