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Sat 10th January, 2009

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Capt_N commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@rjejr: Just a heads up: A user here named player310 made me aware that Toys R' Us here in NA, are doing a 1 free Amiibo with Smash deal(on their site, on the WU Smash page). So, that's nice for your wallet, for your kids. I know how you keep talking about Amiibo, just thought you'd like to know, especially given how their recent mini-catalog completely lacks WU anything.

@ShadJV: That's a really good question. I imagine it's the latter("...just 50 things that are new to the series (but will include things already revealed that are nonetheless new").

@Everyone_Else: I'll either see it live, or more likely a portion of it live. 6pm I might be able to see the whole thing, provided I'm home.



Capt_N commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Launch Trailer ...:

"...whether this is on your wishlist for this week's download update." Yeah, but again, this is going on the back burner for me. Cash is limited. I'm gonna try, & take advantage of that Toys R' Us Smash WU+Free Amiibo (deal). Plus, around Christmas this year, Nintendo may do another (w/ again Best Buy, &/or Target) prepaid e-Shop card sale, as they did last year. That would be the time I would get this; For Christmas.



Capt_N commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

@BensonUii: In the Classic series portion of the Mega Man franchise, a lot of the main characters are named after music terminology. Mega Man's name is Rock, his little sister's Roll, his older brother is Proto-Man(Blues in Japan), his dog is Rush, his cat is Tango, he has a pet bird named Beat. Mega Man's enemy, Dr. Wily, created Bass, & his wolf Treble(Gospel in Japan) as an attempt to make robots of similar capabilities to Mega Man, & Rush.

@player310: Thanks much for that info! That sounds great for me, as I live in NA! I wouldn't have known that, as Toy's R' Us Christmas mini catalog literally has no WU anything! I know I'm not the only one, as there is a user here, that said the exact same thing!

@Everyone_Else: All the Mega Man trophies! :)



Capt_N commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

@Spoony_Tech: " not advertise he is doing this and keep it to himself?!" Being public about it helps draw attention to what he/she/they have managed to do thus far, & that however sizable the amount of progress, it is progress, & encourages others of like mind to join their efforts with his. This, in turn, helps speed up the project, & potentially expands the original limits, & goals of the project.

@Sforzando: "Why is making it run games from any region questionable in any way?" It is if doing so breaks the ToS(Terms of Service)/EULA(End User License Agreement). It's probably covered/included in some fashion in the Tos/EULA you may have agreed to for using Miiverse, the 3ds e-Shop, or any portion of the Nintendo Network.

"You shouldn't have to pay for games as old as the NES or SNES" I can see making them cheaper throughout the years, as they age, but I can also understand they want to continue to make money off their old products. It's totally within their right, just as it is for any holder of copyrighted material to sell, or give for free.

"emulators themselves are legal any way you look at it." Provided the emulator does not contain any copyrighted bios code from the device being emulated, you are correct.

@Kaze_Memaryu: The problem is the ppl who abuse this much open access to the hardware. Laws exist b/c of law-breakers. For example, if everyone could be trusted to drive safely, & attentively on the road, cops, pole-cameras, & even to a large degree traffic lights would be almost useless.

@Everyone_Else: Like I've said before, even if Nintendo gave away games, & hardware for free, at least someone would still hack their systems, b/c there are ppl who do it just to do it, for the fun, &/or the claimed/supposed functionality.



Capt_N commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@jariw: Oh, I'm not saying "We're already at a low point, so what's the hurt in going lower?". I'm simply saying that in my opinion, it's completely normal for a guy to remark about a woman being beautiful. I don't consider it sad, or pathetic. I believe a line can be, & often is crossed, where commentors, &/or article writers can get lewd, & perverse, but simply remarking on a woman's beauty, or a man's handsomeness does no harm. For the record, I'm talking about both online, & offline forums, & publications.

@k8sMum: To my knowledge, he's not married, so... there ya go. On the other hand, he may prefer being single, in which case, "Please understand".

@Ralizah: "how little she really has to go on." That very same thing atm makes me wonder if this is why Mark Hamill doesn't do the Joker anymore. I know that's not relevant to B2, but what made me think of it were the Arkham games. Furthermore, it seems that Vas have an easier time on games less-plot heavy; Charles Martinet comes to mind(Let's-a go!).

@Everyone_Else: I bet the "grunts" were killer on her vocal chords, like she kinda said. It eventually bothers my throat when I imitate Christian Bale Batman for longer than maybe a minute, or 2. I think recording studios should be using more audio tech to alleviate such things.



Capt_N commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@WinterWarm: "Why does that even matter? They never talk about her talent or work, just her looks. It's a problem that needs to be fixed and it's the reason you see the misrepresentation of gamers in the media as people ( usually guys ) who can't play a game with a woman in it without fantasizing about her."

For myself, the answer to why is sometimes humor, & sometimes my honest opinion. For example, this past E3 had Nintendo showing off their games via their Treehouse branch(pun intended), & the man(forgot his name), & woman(Krista) from Nintendo Minute. For a part of the NL coverage of E3, I kept going on about how Krista was beautiful. She was alright looking, but it was more of a joke.

On the other hand, sometimes I will comment on a woman's beauty, but also show I am interested in the other topic material, such as the comment I made above.

Gamers in general, just unfortunately get a bad rap anyway.



Capt_N commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@WinterWarm: Well, she does have a beautiful face.

@Everyone_Else: Not interested in the game, but the explanations of how the VAs go about their work is kinda interesting. Also, I do know a few women who are loyal. Also, with how gamers, & gamer press can be about leaking anything game related online, I'm kinda not surprised by the script withholding from the vas(voice actors).



Capt_N commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

Tempted to get Kirby DC, or Kid Icarus, though I'm close to Platinum (status), so why stop? Yeah, I know Club coins never decrease toward Gold/Platinum status, post purchase, Or at least, it didn't use to. Still, I'm hoping for a return of physical rewards(they require coin hording though, so spending on games is a no-no); they go good on eBay; & I sell for a reasonable price, that still gives me profit.



Capt_N commented on Inquisitive Gamers Stumble Across Potential eS...:

Intriguing, though it will probably be of little use to me, since I don't leave my hardware in modes to do things when powered down. Also, I wouldn't want to enter any card data, even on my pc, as that data would follow, & be accessible on my WU, which is what I feel is quite unsecured; better just to continue using the pre-paid (e-Shop) cards.



Capt_N commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

@R_Champ: "Now if we could only get Daisy in a non-sports type of game..." I totally agree. I like Daisy, & Rosalina both. Both characters need to be added into main Mario titles. Perhaps even if expected, Daisy could be who Luigi rescues, or like Rosalina, Daisy doesn't need rescuing. Just a thought to run w/.

@Everyone_Else: This is looking good! Might have to tell "Santa" I've added this to my Christmas "list". Gameplay looks (really) great for a puzzle game. (Edit: My family might be able to play this, & I totally dig that!) Christmas day, I might unwrap, & find this, & Smash! Who knows Not counting Christmas day itself, or the day we're currently on(as I never do count the target calendar date, or day we're currently on), there are 75 days (left) to Christmas, & 47 days (left) to Thanksgiving! Also of note, there are 41 days til Smash on WU!

Wow! Just wow! Smash 3ds, Shantae AtPC, Gunman Clive 2, Smash WU, Capt Toad TT! What a loaded ending to a year! Q4... just loaded.

Lastly, speaking of Christmas, all these e-Shop titles, people should hold off until Thanksgiving, & Christmas, perhaps even after as well. Nintendo may very well do another e-Shop card sale @ Best Buy, Target, &/or elsewhere anywhere around before Thanksgiving til after Christmas, to maybe even in the new year! Just a thought to run w/! :)



Capt_N commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

@SethNintendo: No, I can take only so much of it. I like to play, too. Lemme put it this way - I prefer to play, than to watch, but I don't mind watching other players, just not for too long. Man/boy, or woman/girl, as long as their skill, &/or commentary is high quality, & something relative, & constructive dialogue to/about the game. Edit: Btw, cool icon.



Capt_N commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

@Omarpixel9: Thanks, I said that particular tip, b/c that happens to me often in the game. That is why I suggested she keep a shell always armed, caused I learned to.

@Darknyht: The piling on is obnoxious. I get hit by, say a shell, then by another item; sometimes, though rarely, 3 in a row. Though, to be full circle on the issue, I recently once told one of my racing buddies via Miiverse, that I don't feel too bad getting beaten by other players in MK7/8, b/c I feel it's more skill-driven like the original game(SMK), than MKW, & when I lose, it's usually b/c the other players are more skilled racers in general, at a particular track, &/or know how/where on any given track to best use certain items to their advantage.



Capt_N commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a ...:

@RennanNT: Example: $4.99 on ios, but $29.99 on e-Shop? Also, I already mentioned Nintendo's serious failing in the arena of accounts. The argument could be made that I have spend that, or more on multiple d/ls from the e-Shop, but I just can't see myself d/ling this. Furthermore, I have d/led, & enjoyed the Dual Destinies demo. However, to me, the series seems to me, to lack replayability once you know the plot, & the conflicting statements/stories from the witnesses. Edit: Furthermore, I have a feeling that Capcom could seriously do this physical retail, if they truly wanted to. I imagine they have the bank(or more commonly, enough money in their bank) to do it.



Capt_N commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

She is on the attractive side. Tip: Keep a shell always armed, so as to guarantee a buffer, & less importantly, have a shell to fire backwards at the other racers in other positions behind you.



Capt_N commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

@YuuMonMu: In addition to what Spoony_Tech, & Storytime7 said, I think it also has to do with the fact that SAtPC is the 3rd entry in the "bit series", a series that is supposed to be in the form of an 8, or 16-bit side-scroller/platformer with a decent length, challenge, & replayability of a game from that time. Those qualities will tell if the game is worth, or even more than that ($20) price-value ratio. Shantae is a pretty popular ip from WayForward, the next in popularity from them would be the Mighty Switch Force games, I think.

@R_Champ: I don't imagine they think they're EA. I do, however, think (that) they think their fans are willing to pay that much, &/or they believe the original Shantae's high price is an indication of the high quality, &/or demand of the series, possibly influencing their perspective on price point.

@Everyone_Else: I still plan on getting this on 3DS, but it will have to wait for awhile/on the back burner, & while I do take care to only spend any amount(cheap, or expensive) on where/what I think will have value to me, this being about 20, & 1/2 bucks will make me put the game more under a microscope, than its much cheaper predecessors. I am also aware that the original is available cheaper than it originally sold for years ago, during print.



Capt_N commented on Gallery: A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo F...:

I may get only my favorites, & maybe even use them. I will, however, try to also get the popular ones to save for however long(perhaps years) down the road, & flip them for a realistic for me, but truly affordable for them(buyer) profit.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

@rjejr: That's a good question. I imagine the usb cables will not be labeled/colored. Unless I've missed something, the 4(2 per front/back) usb 2.0 ports on the WU are just that: usb 2.0 ports. As such, either port of either (front/back)pair is capable of being responsible for either data transmission, or as a limited(not-heavy) power source, while the (WU) console is on.



Capt_N commented on Rumour: Nintendo Removed Tharja From Super Sma...:

Assuming those "screens" are real, I can understand why Nintendo would do this. Yet, I also can only assume that this is something that NoA would have done, to maintain image, more/rather than consistent rating, unless outfits like the one in these "screens" automatically constitute an M rating from the ESRB; they very well could. & again, these "screens" could be fake. Lastly, it is possible for these to be legit, as Nintendo probably would have had enough time to remove the trophy, & even most, if not all, of it's data, from the final build of the game, before game manufacturing.



Capt_N commented on Video: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS...:

Everyone who wants to, & can get it, have a blast! :) Just be patient, as I'm sure the e-Shop servers will have issues. Hopefully, I'll be getting the game, or its Smash Brother on WU later this year, when I have sufficient jingle in the pocket; I'm thinking I'll be getting SB3ds in the next few weeks, & ask "Santa" for the WU variety:)



Capt_N commented on Harmony of Heroes, Free Super Smash Bros. Fan ...:

@Late: I'm sure you could find a seller on eBay, &/or Amazon that ships worldwide. eBay recently came out with a program for, at least North American sellers, to have a less hassled global shipping option; Sellers ship their item to (what I would call a proxy) facility, here in the U.S.A, that then ships the item to global locations.

Be advised however, that (all, or at least most) Club Nintendo stuff, particularly/especially gold, & platinum rewards, go for expensive amounts, so be prepared to shell out.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America):

Thought a certain genie was going to belly dance onto the (3ds) e-Shop today. Oh well, like Smash, for now it just has to go on the back burner, due to more important things consuming my wallet. Otherwise, I would have gotten Smash, or it.



Capt_N commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

@kupocake: "want to know whether it'll be just as playable with pro controllers and whether there's support planned for other titles..." I'm interested in these same 2 aspects of the adapter.

@Everyone_Else: Competitive fighters will all have to use the same controller, as I'm sure there's lag w/ every button press, & joystick movement, due to the adapter being add-on hardware, as opposed to system built-in.



Capt_N commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

This reminds me of Sexy Poker on Wiiware; An M rated game, that doesn't have nudity, even though that's kinda the point of strip poker. I was never interested in that game, but I'm using it as an example. I think Sakurai, &/or Nintendo wanted exact similar rosters, so that someone's favorite characters were not in just one version of the game. I'm guessing Nintendo wants maximum profits from both Smash titles. Like how Nintendo couldn't have nudity in Sexy Poker, while also saying they are a family company, Nintendo can't put the same game on 2 different platforms, w/o taking into account the weaker hardware; whatever's possible on the weaker hardware is also possible on the stronger hardware.

Also, while I stand in the corner that can tolerate their omitance, but is disappointed by it nonetheless, the 3ds>Gamecube argument neglects that the Cube had barely any OS at all, compared to the 3ds that does possess an OS, that had to lose some features(Miiverse, browser) to play this title.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

@rjejr: Provided the game does indeed release on the 21st of Nov. Otherwise, your comments about the release date being an error may still be correct. I can't think of any special time Nintendo would drop the (release) date, post 3ds Smash's release. The only other time I can think of that would be special/significant is this Friday, when the demo becomes available on the 3ds e-Shop.

@Everyone_Else: If I'm done my Christmas shopping, & have enough money by then, I'm definitely getting Smash! But, I can wait for Christmas. From the beginning of October to the end of Dec 24th, it's a total of 85 days. Being only 4am at the time I'm commenting this, this day has only begun, so I count it in, making 98 days to Christmas. As others have said, I imagine the release date being under wraps, so as not to steal the thunder of the 3ds Smash.



Capt_N commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

@xj0462: No, however software, & system firmware updates can be downloaded to better use(optimize) the use of the ram already available. Also, sorry if the use of !s in my above post to you sounds a bit snappy, when I said, "Ram is impossible to d/l! It's hardware, not software!". Sounding snappy was not my intent. I apologize. :) Edit: In a technological sense, the 3ds ram could be upgraded by physically putting newer chips into an original 3ds, however this is not recommended, as well as the fact the system was not designed to be physically upgraded. Most video game consoles, & handhelds are not made to be physically upgraded by the owner of the device, like a pc is designed to be. It can be done, but it is not intended.



Capt_N commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

@KatyMeow93: An alternative would be to d/l the demo next Friday, & leave the demo on as the running game for prolonged periods. Unless Nintendo has changed demo architecture for Smash, usually the game counter does not count down plays, except when you exit the game/demo, & restart it later.

@Everyone_Else: Provided the select CN members' specialty codes last for a good long time, perhaps indefinitely, I bet some code receivers have not fired up the demo once, & are going to sell the demo code on eBay as a collector's item much later. I didn't read the eBay code selling article, but I imagine some will do what I just said.

@Everyone_Else: In some ways, using a 3ds as a controller may have positive implications, for the WU not being used to its max. Considering the 3ds needs its copy of Smash to act as a controller, it's possible the WU acts the same in this scenario, as the SNes does to the Super Game Boy. In the SNes/SGB case, the SNes was pretty much little more than a controller input, some video ram, & the use of the spc sound chip on occasion, since the SGB pretty much is a fully function GB on its own. In this case, the WU will, theoretically, do nothing more for 3ds controlled players than be "listening" for commands from the 3ds "controller". This is just hypothetical, of course.

One other thing, this also opens up a nasty little subject: The 3ds can, & probably will be eventually harnessed as a WU controller separate from any game. Fine, that's cool. But, depending on the level of interconnectivity, both hard, & soft hacking/pirating, &/or modding one of the 2 devices has implications for doing similar to the other device, &/or perhaps may help totally break the security of the other device. I hope Nintendo has something up their sleeve to counter this.



Capt_N commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

@fluggy: You're right! It does sound a bit,... greedy of Nintendo for the need of owning Smash 3ds just to control the WU ver.

@Everyone_Else: Ya know, perhaps this is the reason Miiverse/web browser will not work on older models. It's possible there's code almost constantly running in the background to actually support issuing control commands to the WU. I wonder if this control option will require the 3ds to carry itself power-wise, or if there will be a cord of sorts to connect to the system. Possible, but doubtful. The 3ds will more than likely connect wirelessly, meaning the system will run on it's own power; wonder how quickly that'll drain the lithium-ion?

@unrandomsam: "Link up stuff is always so badly supported." - Nintendo should really fix that with their VC titles. Sega done it on Wii VC for Sonic 1/2/3, & Knuckles, though it is debatable if the Sonic 2/3 roms have most, if not all of the necessary data to make such legacy "lock-on" tech easy. Why I say this, is I remember reading somewhere online that the Sonic 3 rom had a sizable portion of the "& Knuckles" lock-on cart in its code. I am also aware those 2 specific games were, as some ppl have been led to believe, originally intended to be one game, split by tech limits.



Capt_N commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

@xj0462: Ram is impossible to d/l! It's hardware, not software! It has to be in the system when it's built. The 3ds is not upgradable in this sense, like a pc is. Edit: Ever since I got a WU, I've used Miiverse surprisingly frequent. Before, when I only had it available to me on the 3ds, it was a lot slower to navigate, & I used it less, b/c it seems clunky/slow to me. I still take care considering the ppl I interact w/ may very well be mostly children, than adults, but common sense, & wisdom allow me to use Miiverse consistently, & safely regarding myself, as well as others. I like posting screens, but I can live with this. Before last December's update, Miiverse wasn't on 3ds anyway.



Capt_N commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

I have a hunch the release day patch is related to this. Assuming the 3ds os has to temporarily suspend certain features, it's clearly debatable whether the game fully uses/monopolizes the system ram, &/or cpu, at least enough that is equal to Miiverse, & the browser. Whether it does, or not, I bet this high a usage of system memory, & other system resources like the cpu causes severe instability(, even if we can't visually see it), & a situation where the game much more easily crashes on original 3ds hardware. It probably also has something to do with the increase of cpu in the new 3ds. I'll bet Smash was originally, or somewhere possibly early enough along the development of the game, optimized for the newer 3ds hardware, & os.

This patch probably makes it more stable behind-the-scenes on original 3ds models. That said, the patch may also fix any leftover programming errors, &/or player-noticeable changes to gameplay, &/or in-games menus.