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BooJoh

BooJoh

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BooJoh

#1

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@rjejr Yeah, the CS rep I talked to mentioned several times that the book won't ship right away, and my order shows as "Pending." I won't be bothered if I don't get it right away, since I wasn't expecting to get one at all when they first announced the book.

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#3

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@DiscoGentleman Yup. A simple 5 minute phone call is all it takes to get the physical book with your digital copy. Check the official site for the game, it says right there "The book comes with all physical copies of the game. For digital purchases, check your Nintendo eShop receipt for instructions on how to request a copy. You can also download a free digital version of the book on the official microsite when the game launches. Offer only valid in US, Canada, and Mexico."

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#4

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@Chaotic_Eevee There's no precedent for this on console AFAIK. I don't think you get discounts for preloading on Xbox or PlayStation either. Preloading is generally there so you don't have to wait for big downloads when the game releases. If I had to guess I'd say release sales on Steam usually serve the same purpose as most Steam sales: getting people to actually buy PC games.

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#5

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@sleepinglion The incentive is that you can start playing the game the moment it releases digitally after a tiny download update, while all the people getting the physical version have to wait until the next day or later, or at best wait in line at a store at midnight while you're playing already.

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#6

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

FYI, you can order digital and still get the free PHYSICAL book.

For people in US, Canada, and Mexico: if you order digitally your receipt will have a toll-free phone number to call. All you have to do is give them your name, address, and Wii U serial number and they'll send you the physical Mario Maker idea booklet for free when the game releases. I just did this, it was quick and easy and my order is shown as pending on my Nintendo online store account.

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#7

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

I've been waiting for them to put this up. I'm a little disappointed that it's the same price even though it doesn't come with the physical bonus booklet, but this is a game I want to have always in my system ready to boot up. And regardless of size, preloading means I can get started right at midnight when it releases instead of spending an hour or two downloading on my meager 1MB/sec connection.

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#8

BooJoh commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

I don't even know what exactly it was supposed to do. Without cable or satellite it was useless to me, it seemed like it was supposed to have some level of support for Netflix but I wasn't able to figure out what you could do with it. I'll be glad to be rid of the useless icon on my home screen.

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#9

BooJoh commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@FragRed To be fair, at this point it could outclass PS4 and third parties would probably still not support it because of the Nintendo stigma of "people buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo games only."

The best we can hope for is support for game engines that allow for extremely easy ports that require very little work/budget, and even then who knows if it'll get support beyond what Ubisoft has been giving Wii U.

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#10

BooJoh commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

If it's a handheld hybrid as has been rumored for ages, this doesn't seem like a huge deal. Otherwise, while I'm a bit disappointed that Nintendo will yet again release a system with less power than systems already on the market, I'll still be there for the games. Wii U has been an utter failure, and I don't regret my day 1 purchase at all.

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#12

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America):

@sonicmeerkat StarFox Command is pretty different, but I enjoyed it. They basically tried to make a game out of everyone's favorite SF64 level and it wasn't the best but plenty of people enjoyed it. It's worth playing if only for all the different endings you can get.

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#14

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America):

A StarFox game and a M&L game in the same week, Art Academy, and a sale on a couple of good Sega 3D Classics. Just because you don't happen to want any of that doesn't make it a bad week.

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#15

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@SKTTR Oh man, "after" gave me SO much trouble on MHTri (NA version) on Wii when playing online since it had a single universal swear filter. "Hey, do you want to do Rathalos ***** this?" "Rathalos what?" "***** we finish this" "What?" ...eventually we learned to spell it atfer on there.

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#16

BooJoh commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

I think everyone is misinterpreting his quote.

To me, he's basically saying "We don't have plans to bring the small model to NA at this time." and following that up with "Keep your eyes out for new SKUs [of the New 3DS XL]" because to them, new special colors of XL is as good as a replacement for the faceplates, and they don't think people care about the size.

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#18

BooJoh commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

I thought the puppets were great. Star Fox looks amazing, I actually think Federation Force looks interesting even though I don't care for the Prime series. Happy Home Designer looks better than I expected but the cost for cards will add up. AC Mario Party is a real head scratcher. Overall though, it was underwhelming, and far too much multiplayer focus for my personal tastes. It feels like they're winding things down for Wii U and next year they'll drop some NX bombs.

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#21

BooJoh commented on Splatoon Producer Interview Sparks E3 Animal C...:

I don't understand why so many people want AC on Wii U so badly. City Folk was heavily panned for not being portable (in addition to being basically a port of Wild World) and I'd assume AC just does better on handhelds.

I did play AC:PG and AC:CF extensively and I would do the same with a Wii U version, but I'd prefer they just keep the series portable until they make it cross-platform with save transferring like MH3U.

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#23

BooJoh commented on Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for ...:

Not really pre-orders since it's on the Street Date. Walmart.com has already shipped my Splatoon 3-Pack and Wario, if I had paid for faster shipping I'd have them tomorrow before Amazon's go up, and Amazon has Street Date delivery for Prime so if I'd been able to pre-order at Amazon earlier then I'd get them tomorrow with free shipping.

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#24

BooJoh commented on Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About ...:

As Nintendo fans, there are constantly times when the grass is greener on the other side, this just happens to be the latest time. Whether it's releases delayed in one region, VC games missing in one region, bigger game selections for some promotions, better eShop sales, or even specific colors/models of hardware not making it to one region or the other.

For what it's worth, I'd happily give up this humble bundle (which I did buy) for a NA region small n3DS.

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#29

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Begins Takedown Proceedings on Super ...:

This is entirely in Nintendo's right, but may have been prompted by all the news sites calling it a "Mario 64 remake." Heck, I even saw it pop up that way in my Facebook trending sidebar.

@Peach64 Half-Life 2: Update is a fan mod that requires owning Half-Life 2 to run. That's a huge difference.

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#31

BooJoh commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I'm still not interested in gaming on mobile, even from Nintendo. I'll probably try any f2p stuff they put out on iOS, but I'm more interested in the experiences on their dedicated gaming hardware, and if releasing some stuff like Pokemon Shuffle or Puzzle & Dragons Mario Edition on mobile allows them to stay afloat while not abandoning their dedicated gaming machines, then I suppose it's for the best. It's still a little sad to see Nintendo essentially buckling to the silly demands of what their investors have been asking for years, but I'll try to remain cautiously optimistic about it.

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#34

BooJoh commented on Once Bitten, Twice Dead Coming to Wii U:

This looks like H1Z1 with a Minecraft aesthetic. At least from what I've seen of H1Z1 (haven't played it but my brother does.) The inherent problem with these type of games tends to be that players are a bigger threat than zombies so it might as well not be a zombie game at all. I don't have a problem with zombie games in general, the problem is they've reached a saturation point where it's nigh impossible to find the gems among the turds.

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#36

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and ...:

@GamecubeComplex I've only played 3 Mario vs DK games (not counting DK94 or the older DK games.) The first one on GBA, Minis March Again on DSiWare, and Minis on the Move. And while I can appreciate the love people have for the classic DK formula evolved in the first Mario vs DK (and it seems like they should have split the series to keep both formulas alive,) I really enjoyed the Nintendo-fied Lemmings that was Minis March Again.

Plus I'm game for most things with level editors.

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#37

BooJoh commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

I've been rather enjoying the game, and while I don't intend to spend a dime on this free-to-play model (though I'd happily pay $10-$15 for a one-time permanent unlock or infinite hearts,) I can enjoy the game for free already - within limitations - without crossing the line into what is essentially piracy.

This browser exploit is sure making a lot of noise lately though, and while it'll probably just result in - as said above - lots of "stability," I wouldn't be too surprised if Nintendo did something drastic like remove the browser from old 3DS. Not that it would help since most people using exploits like these avoid firmware updates.

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#42

BooJoh commented on Rumour: New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe N...:

As pointed out by someone on the NeoGAF Ambassador thread, the promotion also states that people will receive their Ambassador systems by the 23rd of January. Given that the email states you will "get it before the official European launch" that implies the EU launch should be no sooner than the 24th.

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#44

BooJoh commented on Rumour: New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe N...:

If your source provided a photo of an Australian New 3DS box as proof then they're apparently not reliable and this entire article is suspect because of it. A small oversight on your behalf but the article needs to be updated to reflect that this is almost certainly false info.

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#45

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

I'll never understand why fans choose to start these projects, get just far enough along to have something that looks nice, and then show it off to the world, garnering tons of attention and inevitable C&Ds. I understand the desire for these things, but you're better off making an homage than a remake.

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#46

BooJoh commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

I only have Villager so far, and while I love the overall quality of the figure, it bugs me that the eyes and mouth on the actual figures are positioned higher than they are on the stock photos and prototypes, resulting in his nose being right against his mouth and his face looking just slightly off.

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#47

BooJoh commented on The Next Theatrhythm Game Is All About Dragon ...:

I would buy day one. DQ music isn't quite on par with FF, but there are some great tunes, and Theatrhythm is good even on the songs you didn't know already.

Personally I wish they would've opted for a mash-up that covers all sorts of S-E properties though.

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#48

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 4th December (North America):

Captain Toad at midnight for me! I wish they would've allowed pre-loading, but I guess they're only doing that for the hugely popular games.

I'd pick up NES Remix if it weren't the same as the Wii U entry but with less content for the same price. I also find it amusing as always that there are stock limitations on the free digital download code for the home theme.

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#49

BooJoh commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

@KodyDawg It's based very loosely on the story of Isaac and Abraham. There are both holy and evil weapons and powers you can use. Playable characters range from Isaac to Eve to Judas. Bosses range from random monsters to personifications of the 7 deadly sins and the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse. There is no doubting that the game is vile and disgusting - for better or worse - simply due to the sheer amount of blood, feces, etc you see. If you're really concerned about whether or not it's anti-religion, look up the ending on youtube. If you don't find that or the gameplay elements offensive, it should be fine. I'm Christian and was far less offended than I expected to be.

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#50

BooJoh commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

@snoox Some of it can feel that way, but overall the game takes a somewhat neutral approach to Christianity, treating it simply as a framework of stories and characters to base content off of, which some might see as just as bad. Not to spoil anything, but the first ending (as far as I got in the original) turns the tables on the whole seemingly anti-Christian thing.