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Blathers commented on Four More Animal Crossing amiibo Heading to Eu...:
Blathers commented on 8 Bit Music Power is a New Famicom Release, Du...:
That cover art looks like a Paul Robertson creation at first glance.
Blathers commented on Video: Watch What Happens When Reggie and Bill...:
@mjc0961I didn't realize that sketch was supposed to be an ad for Yo-Kai Watch until you said so in this article, that's how large a waste of time that was
So I guess you missed the massive splash screen reading "Yokai Watch" with a picture of the game box.
Blathers commented on This Handsome Infographic Shows Off All The Jo...:
Never played a Final Fantasy game (Theatrhythm doesn't count) but after seeing so many similarities between this game and one of my favorite RPGs of all time, Dragon Quest IX, I'm definitely sold.
Blathers commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:
By removing the ability to change the breast size, NoA is unintentionally implying that all females must be a certain size "to protect the children", but the fact of the matter is they're forcing their "ideal" female proportions onto us. I feel that that's more sexualization than the sliders themselves.
Blathers commented on 3DS Firmware Update Now Available, Stability R...:
I'm not on a pre 9.2 system, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were possible to install the latest version of eShop via a CIA.
What I was referring to was HANS's firmware spoofing that allowed access to the eShop by ignoring the firmware version checks.
Blathers commented on Valhalla Game Studios is Being Sued Over a Tra...:
@retro_player_22I grew up playing Lylat Wars as a kid, and wondering why the title screen said "Star Fox 64"
"I have seen it for $70-150 on eBay in the past month
Just because you see something listed for $5000 on ebay doesn't mean you have to buy it at that price nor that's how much it's worth. It's commonly known that it's sold mostly around the 60-70 dollar mark and people won't buy it if it goes higher, unless availability takes a sharp decline.
"You can't access eShop without updating. "
You could, but this update (and obviously a server-side fix as well) has (at least temporarily) removed the ability to do this.
Where'd you pull that number from? Cubic Ninja is only selling around the 60-70 dollar mark.
Anyway, anyone who is into homebrew should have the intuition not to install these optional updates. (inb4 Nintendo makes it so you can't start up your system without updating)
@rushiosanThere's no patch for Cubic Ninja and Ocarina of Time yet though. Which is suprising seeing as OoT is first party.
It appears that Nintendo has updated the eShop application's netcode, so that an update is actually required to use the eShop now, instead of it being spoofable.
Blathers commented on Lost NES Title Wonderland Dizzy Made Available...:
Yahtzee would be proud.
Blathers commented on Video: This Pokkén Tournament Commercial Shou...:
It's like you've missed the whole point of the entire franchise,
The point of a franchise is to move copies by developing content that might lure people in. The content lured someone in, the franchise served its purpose. You're not the starry-eyed developer of an indie title desperately hoping that someone interprets the game in a way you intended it to be, so why are you so taken back by the reason he wants the game?
And who cares if it's not a very good fighting game? Different styles of game will appeal to different people, and genre mashing as well as spinoffs tend to not conform to particular genre rules. Judging a game before it comes out, much?
you'll probably blame it on the fact it's Pokemon of all things if it disappoints you.
If he's never bought a Pokemon game until now, then why would this be a problem? If he hates it and doesn't buy future Pokemon games, then that's barely any different if this game never came out and he never got it in the first place. If it turns out to be good and gets him into the genre, then that's a win-win situation for everyone, right? Just because you can't see past your tunnel-vision idea of what makes a franchise, what makes a game good, and what marketing techniques a company is permitted to use, doesn't mean that everything outside of that scope is not worth anyone's time
What a sad way to view the gaming ecosystem
Blathers commented on 3DS System Update to Version 10.2.0-28 is Now ...:
The 3DS is so stable it never moves, the universe moves around it.
How dare people only want to play one spin-off title from a franchise because they don't enjoy the genre the franchise usually runs. A person who plays video games but chooses not to play a popular RPG? What a sad existence they must be.
If someone wants to play a game from a franchise, they must play the main series, and shun all spin-off games that aren't similar because those are terrible games that ruin the premise of the series.
Blathers commented on Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Via Twitter:
*restored consumer faith
Blathers commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo NX Rumours Sugg...:
"If you've got enough chums locally you'll be able to play it unshackled through wireless communication"
How is being restricted to one level "unshackled"?
Blathers commented on Nintendo Download: 15th October (North America):
Saw Magic Hammer a couple weeks ago and was totally psyched for it. It's good to see more open world sandbox-ish games hitting the eShop, hopefully this one will be half-decent.
Blathers commented on Nintendo Allows You To Blacklist Troublesome P...:
Great article 10/10 would read again
Blathers commented on Video: Learn the Basics of the Pokémon Tradin...:
I tend to enjoy the Card Game far more than I enjoy the actual pokemon game, since there's no obnoxious levelling system that blots out the ability to play eachother fairly without grinding up to the other player's level, and the retreat system allows you to swap out your pokemon at any time without having to sit out a turn, (albeit there is a minor fee via the energy card system) massively increasing the variety of actions that you can perform per turn.
Blathers commented on Video: The Game Theorists Explain Why We Shoul...:
I think MatPat is a glutton for attention who obnoxiously spews clickbait titles, ridiculous hooks and exaggerated declarations, but his theories are usually on the mark, or at the very least, close enough to be interesting.
Blathers commented on Nintendo of Japan's Website Reveals Four More ...:
Eh, wot? I'm sorry you feel that way. I'll try to come up with some more quirky dialogue for the next game.
Blathers commented on Preview: Fabulous Fashion and Questionable Gam...:
Two's a party but three is a crowd.
Blathers commented on Reminder: There's Only One More Week Left To V...:
How do I view the current results?
Blathers commented on Video: Take A Look At How Monster Hunter Stori...:
Monster Hunter X releases before this does.
Looking at the history of previous MH spin-offs, it seems almost certain that this one isn't going to see an English release either.
Blathers commented on 3DS System Update 10.1.0-27 Available Now, Hac...:
AKA cough up another $200 or so dollars for a console that leaves you screwed if it gets damaged, lost, or is faulty as warranty and tech support for Japanese consoles have to go through Japan, and Nintendo of Japan don't operate internationally.
Piracy is possible with flash carts, not with homebrew.
"Just when we thought the 3DS couldn't get any more stable"
I raise you the broken Mii Plaza updater
In fact, that's likely the sole reason for this update.
Blathers commented on Treat Your Ears to This Awesome K.K. and Frien...:
OMG that DJ K.K. remix is one of the best I've heard, blows this awesome midi out of the water.
Blathers commented on Family Gamer TV Shows You How To Move Towns In...:
I don't approve of the first paragraph.
Hasn't the ability to move towns permanently been a feature in all Animal Crossing games? I'm certain it was in Wild World, and fairly sure of it being in Population Growing.
Blathers commented on Talented Artist Transforms Humble UK Town Into...:
I'm like "YES, I'M FROM IPSWICH" but then I realized it's the one on the north side of the equator.
Blathers commented on Get Best Buy's New Leaf Items Without Having A...:
@Geonjaha Hoo! It really isn't. Anyone who knows their way around their router settings can do this quickly and easily.I say, this is genius. Why didn't I think of it?
Blathers commented on Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe Wants To Make Tingle...:
@OldMan-Tech Do you touch a lot of things with 24'6" poles?
Blathers commented on New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live:
I do hope that the backup function cannot be abused in order to dupe items in games.
Blathers commented on Out Now: Animal Crossing: New Leaf:
Hot damn, I've logged 28 hours already.
@meltendo Generally due to having a faulty connection? I think it does that even if one of your visitors bug out as well.You can minimize the damage by saving frequently during multiplayer sessions (or ask the host to do so if you're a visitor)
Blathers commented on Satoru Iwata's Mii Respectfully Asks To Infilt...:
Haha same, that Metroid one has one piece missing so that whole puzzle board becomes a black hole for play coins ^_^
Blathers commented on Devil Survivor Overclocked Patch is Now Live i...:
Umm... what bug is that?
Blathers commented on Review: Witch & Hero (3DS eShop):
Well I can't speak for all you guys, but I loved the game. Activity Log says I've spent 6 hours on it.
Blathers commented on Talking Point: Why Nintendo Life is a Part of ...:
@Mowzle I feel ya. Wild World was where I got my social "fix" (hint: I was a geek with few friends and I lived in a place in the middle of nowhere a.k.a Darwin) and I enjoyed the hourly soundtrack, fell in love with Mitzi, and all in all, had a blast.I hope New Leaf captures and adds onto that quiet, personal experience.
Blathers commented on Nintendo Has A Sense Of Humour About Poor 3DS ...:
Y'know you can increase the battery life of your DS if you buy a 2000mAh battery (as opposed to the stock 1750mAh for XL and the 1300mAh for 3DS)
Shouldn't set you back more than $10, although since the XL is new to the market, those batteries are a little scarce.
Also, apparently Nintendo did their best to give you the best battery life for the 3DS: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/357912/iwata-second-3ds-xl-circle-pad-sacrificed-for-bigger-battery-smaller-form/#