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Captain_Gonru

Captain_Gonru

Gamer for life.

Male, United States

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Captain_Gonru

#5

Captain_Gonru commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

The "NX" line seems predicated on the idea that they will be able to take the work they've done for the Wii U version and move it. But if the hardware is similar enough to do that, wouldn't they run into the same problems? And if it isn't, then the work they've done will go to waste.
Regardless, this "maybe" line just isn't what ANYONE thought they meant. And thus, comes off as disingenuous.

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#7

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet ...:

@Tsurii897 The major issue with summer release reveals at E3, and thus why I think they're unlikely, is that retailers would then have a relatively small window in which to generate preorders, calculate demand numbers, properly advertise said releases, and so on. A retailer like Target, for instance, would have no opportunity to print up those cards they sell to you as your preorder (the ridiculous nature of THAT system is a debate for another time). Now Wooly World might end up being a "summer" release, but it stands as more of an anomaly due to having already been announced with a release window, but no concrete date. Don't misunderstand me, I'd welcome a surprise. I'm just not anticipating one. (Though, I suppose it wouldn't be a surprise if I was, but I think you get my point)
@BLPs True, though I could sleep in and not miss Premier League games if I lived there.
@Warbeard Absolutely. I love a good-natured debate, but hate when it degrades into schoolyard name calling and similar behavior. I see no reason to use the anonymity of the internet as an excuse for poor manners.

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#9

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet ...:

@Warbeard Fair point. So, I'm waiting until all the announced content is available to reevaluate the potential interest I'll have in the game. As it stands right now, the day one content hasn't sold me. Just my personal opinion. Based on the reaction on this site, I know I'm likely the minority.

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#10

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet ...:

I think it would be a fun extra to have some bonus abilities if you tap a Kirby amiibo. Y'know, bringing things full circle and all.
And seriously, we need a NA release date. This is absurd. As someone who isn't interested in Splatoon right away (I'm at least holding out until after the whole game has been released), this is a really barren summer.

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#15

Captain_Gonru commented on Weirdness: You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jur...:

@pyrotek85 I agree that it was pretty good. It was, oddly, one of the first SNES games I played, when my brother's friend brought his system and a couple games over.
As for this, hey, someone bought it, so good for them. I like that a lot of them look like they're in pretty good shape.

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#16

Captain_Gonru commented on Splatoon Fashion in Animal Crossing: New Leaf,...:

The clothing is creative, and a good reminder of the versatility of AC. Such a great franchise. Fingers crossed the 3DS "game" they announced (the one with the NFC cards) is just a companion to a true AC on Wii U.
The song, meanwhile, is a further sign that this game just isn't for me.

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#18

Captain_Gonru commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

@Grumblevolcano The Wii U IS capable of running two GamePads simultaneously. They were even selling them loose in Japan at launch. They didn't do it in the west because we didn't have any game coming out that supported two, but the capability is still there. I'll edit this post and add a link to the article when I'm not posting from my phone. Though I do recall also talking about it with my Nintendo rep when I was still in retail sales.

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#19

Captain_Gonru commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

@rjejr Glad you had fun with it. I skipped, having made my decision already, and figured I would leave my server space for someone else. Guess that was the least of their problems.
The shame is, the bonus hour won't be the lead story with this on IGN, EGM, and the other comprehensive sites. It will be about the failure, which will lead to more negative press. So even if this was all just the delivery guy spilling soda on the control board, that won't matter to those that want to find fault.

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#20

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Swords & Soldiers II (Wii U eShop):

@rjejr At the risk of being labeled a "downer" again, I have zero faith in any sort of quality rewards program from their next "club". They talk about rewarding player interaction, yet gimp it in their big (read: only) summer release. I gave up the crusade and bought Boxboy the other day, because it just isn't worth waiting for disappointment to me anymore.

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#24

Captain_Gonru commented on Reminder: The Final Splatoon Global Testfire i...:

@rjejr I'm sure an M.A. at least qualifies you to manage other burger flippers ;-)
But, yeah, I was going for the much more super hilarious "make your kids man the grill so that you can stay inside and play games". Because kids and fire has never ended poorly, right? I am a comic genius.

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#25

Captain_Gonru commented on Reminder: The Final Splatoon Global Testfire i...:

@rjejr Or, this is the perfect opportunity for the boys to learn how to flip their own burgers ;-)
I'll be playing probably on Saturday, though I have already decided this will not be a day one for me. I've called BS on one too many things at this point. Ah well. More money for XCX.

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#28

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Christopher Lloyd Revives Doc Brown Rol...:

@rjejr My issue with the early Flash episodes was the weekly crying. Ugh. Supergirl just looks like The Devil Wears Prada starring a insecure Kryptonian. Yet, I really want it to work, since it may be tied to the Flash/Arrow universe. Or that might just be wishful thinking.
Also, don't watch the Legends of Tomorrow trailer until you finish Flash and Arrow's seasons. Spoilers abound.

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#29

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Christopher Lloyd Revives Doc Brown Rol...:

@rjejr Ah okay. No problem. Enjoy, whenever you get the time. I'll only say that it has really come into it's own over the course of the season, and September can't get here soon enough. Incidentally, did you see the Supergirl trailer? There's, like, half of it that look awesome, and half that looks awful. It reminded me of the SNL Black Widow trailer, but real, which is a little sad.

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#31

Captain_Gonru commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

@rjejr I was doing some random stuff with the stamps in NES Remix for a bit, but that was mostly for my own amusement. I just never felt like it was that great a feature to begin with, outside of the occasional message to friends to set up a Monster Hunter session. Though this is coming from someone who finds Facebook mostly useless, too. I can see this being annoying to those that use it regularly, so I'll complain in solidarity.

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#33

Captain_Gonru commented on Video: Christopher Lloyd Revives Doc Brown Rol...:

@rjejr 2 was mostly the "future", though they also ended up in an alternate 1985 and 1955 to stop 2015 Biff from helping 1955 Biff from becomes super-rich alternate 1985 Biff. 3 was almost all in 1885 (the old west). I was a pre-teen to young teen nerd when these were coming out, so they totally appealed to my nerdiness.
And if you couldn't follow that, good luck with the next season of Flash, or any of Legends of Tomorrow ;-)

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#35

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Ultratron (Wii U eShop):

@aaronsullivan Well, it was a far more viable option than getting the original repaired (I lack the steady hand required to solder, otherwise I'd try doing it myself). Overall, though, yeah, it was a good buy. I keep meaning to grab the Intellivision one, but never have the cash when I see it, and never see it when I have the cash. My Atari still works just fine, so no need for that one. The Genesis model, while superior for including a cartridge slot, seems to have something "off" with the game music for the built-in ROMs. Like, someone rerecorded them in the wrong key or something.
Alternately, if you have a 360, check out Game Room. I'm not certain if it's still on the XBLA (the company that released it went out of business), but it was a treasure trove of old games, with online leaderboards and dip switches included. The game prices were a bit high by some standards ($3), but it was nice to know SOMEONE thought online leaderboards for primarily score-based games was a good idea.

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#36

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Ultratron (Wii U eShop):

@aaronsullivan Oh, you don't need to tell me about Venture. That is, as the kids say, my jam. After my Colecovision broke, I was pretty depressed until I got the Flashback for myself this past year. Super awesome.
And where are our Colecovision VC titles, Nintendo? You owe it to us to get us THAT Donkey Kong port, for starters. We haven't been given enough chances to repurchase the ol' DK.

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#41

Captain_Gonru commented on This 3DS Carry Case Has A StreetPass Window, B...:

@linforcer Do you still take it out with you for the Play Coins, though? Just curious. I haven't bothered with the Homepass myself yet, as I get a fair amount of tags whenever I take the train into the city, or go to a compatible Starbucks. What I could use, though, is a way to regain all the puzzles and pieces I lost when I did the system transfer. My own fault, I suppose, for doing the recommended PC transfer instead of Wi-Fi.

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#42

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could ...:

@rjejr Dude, don't get me started on the 3DS transfer process. Fantasy Life is my latest victim of save file loss, and that one is a cartridge. And I still can't access all the Streetpass puzzles after the starting ones, despite people that tag me being able to. Blarg.

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#44

Captain_Gonru commented on Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Deta...:

Like others, I don't get the locations chosen. One spot for the whole of the Northeast? That's absurd. And why the 3DS version? It seems like a bigger hassle for Nintendo, and a missed opportunity for Best Buy. On Wii U, you only need a system, and whatever 60-70" TV Best Buy is pushing at the time. On 3DS, you need special equipment to project a large enough image for the crowd to watch. Unless they aren't even doing that, at which point this becomes less of an "event", and more a "stand in line while someone else plays" happening.

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#46

Captain_Gonru commented on Rumour: Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could ...:

While this is a nice idea, I think that if any game would get these, it would be the next Wii U Animal Crossing. I was surprised they didn't do even a basic "Mr. Potato Head"-style amiibo for the Villager the first time. This would be an as-yet unannounced figure for a game that, by the time this came out, would be almost a year and a half old, minimum.
As for @rjejr and his 3d printer idea, it could end up being a fun crafts project to use the NFC cards and build your own amiibo. Someone has likely already thought of it, but I wouldn't mind "8-bit" models of the classic characters, or even reimagined versions of the newer ones.

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#47

Captain_Gonru commented on Review: Fullblox (3DS eShop):

@Ogbert I think those cool names are region-locked, sorry ;-)
I'll be sure to try the demo, er, I mean, INTRODUCTORY levels. I really enjoyed the first game, and keep meaning to pick up the other two.

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#49

Captain_Gonru commented on Splatoon Global Testfire is Confirmed for One ...:

@rjejr Yeah, I'm ancient. I sometimes tell tales of a harvest gold phone on the wall in the kitchen, as being the only phone in the house. I also remember McDonald's ash trays. On every table. I still think you've got a year or two on me, but it isn't that much of a difference.
And have fun at the game. I was at one earlier this year, on the home opener weekend. It's a nice park, though it lacks the soul of some of the older venues. I was at Fenway last year, and really, I can now die complete.
EDIT: Oops. Misread the schedule. You meant in New York. I meant Philly.