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Cesco commented on Pearl White Is The Latest New Nintendo 3DS XL ...:
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe):
Yoshi WW is actually 44€ boxed on Amazon.it. Honestly I don't think that saving 4€ is worth it in this case.
Cesco commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:
I suppose that allowing voice chat while adding an option to disable it at will (or to leave it enabled only for players in your friend list) was out of the question... 9____9
Cesco commented on Despite the Rumours, Nintendo NX Will Not be A...:
Nintendo NX should have its own OS, BUT they should also allow to run Android games and applications through a sandbox, so the Android stuff is always set apart from the Nintendo games (to be more clear, no android exploits should be possible in this way... at least in theory)
This is the same approach used by Blackberry first with their "Playbook" tablet, and then with their new line of mobile phones. All their new hardware has BBOS but they can still run android apps and games in a sandbox environment (and download new stuff via Amazon App Store).
Cesco commented on Minecraft Rival LEGO Worlds Released As Early-...:
No Mac OS X version = No buy
Cesco commented on Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus:
@BulbasaurusRex Nintendo still refuses to sell GBA titles for the 3DS, and the market price for many used cartridges is keeped insanely high on purpose.. 70 bucks for an used Final Fantasy VI advance for example, it's the lowest price I found yesterday on eBay.
Well, yes... for these reasons and some others I'm taking the pirate way...
I just purchased one of those babies. I think that the real problem is not finding used consoles, but finding used cartridges for a decent price. Yes, you can find plenty of cartridges for 5-10$, but at least where I live some of the games I'd like to buy are really expensive: 30-35$ for a used Final Fantasy VI GBA cartridge for example.
Cesco commented on Doctor Who Confirmed For Lego Dimensions On...:
I want Lego Game of thrones !
Cesco commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:
IMHO Nintendo should do with its VC titles the same thing Netflix is doing with movies and tv series: they should offer them on a subscription model, where you pay 5$-10$ and you have full access to every Nintendo game published on NES-SNES-N64 and GC (minus the games based on other characters and for which its license is already expired, like "Popeye"); and someone should be able to access those titles on both Wii U and 3DS with the same account.
IMHO: 5$ per month (or 49.99$ / year) to access NES, SNES, Gameboy mono and color games, and an additional 5$ per month (or 99.99$ per year) to access N64, Gamecube and the DS titles.
Cesco commented on Weirdness: You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To T...:
You know, this is exactly the reason why Ganondorf hates the internet...
...it has too many links ^_____^
Cesco commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:
I'm hoping that Nintendo will also extend this functionality to the New 3DS sooner or later
Cesco commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Leaps Onto Wii U Virtual...:
Waverace 64 next, please ^____^
Uh! And 1080° Snowboarding too if you don't mind ^_______^
Cesco commented on Video: What If Super Mario World Was A 3D Clas...:
Super Metroid 3D would be cool
Cesco commented on Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the ...:
No discount at launch, no buy
Cesco commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:
Faceplates are nice, but personally I'd never swap a 3DS XL for a standard-sized 3DS.
Cesco commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:
IMHO Nintendo should copy the same model that blackberry is using right now:
proprietary hardware + proprietary OS
** BUT **
A virtual environment that could run any Android application / game inside a sandbox.
So you could have the best of both words: games and app downloaded from the Google App Store, plus original games made by Nintendo and third parties that cannot be pirated easily and ported to other android devices
Cesco commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:
@LinkSword I live in Italy and got the email from the local headquarters of NOE and in some guys got it in Netherlands, so I can assure you that it's not an UK-only offer
@clvr Io invece sono tristissimo. Volevo aspettare il giorno in cui sarebbe uscito il modello XL ma questa email mi ha messo addosso un sacco di dubbi ;____;
I'm really sad. I was prepared to wait for the white XL edition, but now this email got me into troubles. I don't know what to do anymore ;_____;
I... MUST... RESIST... ORDERING...
I've got the email from Nintendo and I live in Italy. I've never been in the ambassador program before.
Unfortunately I'm not going to buy it, I'm so old and half-blind and the screens on the handheld are so tiny, so I'll have to wait for the XL model. ;______;
Cesco commented on Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in ...:
@Spanjard Don't hold your breath. It has been available for ages on north american PS3s and AFAIK it's still not available on the european PSN.
Cesco commented on Nintendo Releases Drop in UK Charts in Face of...:
@whodatninja I can only speak about what happens in Italy, well here a console without FIFA or PES is a dead console, and this is the ugly truth. The funny thing is that when you take a look at the charts of the best-selling games, in the top five there are always... ALWAYS... in any given moment of the year at least one game from the "Call of duty" franchise and one game from the "FIFA" franchise; most often the top five includes 4 titles from these two franchises equally divided between the PS3 and the Xbox 360 version.
And I guess that in many other european countries it's more or less the same...
Cesco commented on Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now ...:
IMHO They should port this game on the 3DS too. Heck, if this is going to be published on the Dreamcast too, the 3DS should have enough horsepower to handle it.
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd July (Europe):
I already got Guacamelee! for free on the PS3 with my Playstation Plus subscription, so I pass.
Cesco commented on Review: Nintendo Pocket Football Club (3DS eShop):
I hope it'll be fun to play. I don't play a football manager sim since the days of "Player Manager" on the Amiga ^_____^
Cesco commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:
> [...] gaming was an expensive hobby [...]
gaming STILL IS an expensive hobby ^____^
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):
Aside the three - IMHO overpriced - GBA games, this week of updates in EU is even worser than the usual.
Cesco commented on OutRun Confirmed As The Next 3D Classic Racing...:
Next title in the series: POWERDRIFT 3D... Pretty pleaaaaaaaase!!! ^_______^
Cesco commented on Ex-Castlevania Chief Koji Igarashi Is Grateful...:
Well, actually when you turn Zelda into a 2D platformed, it resembles Wonder boy in monster land
Cesco commented on Kiki's Koi Koi Is Coming To The Wii U eShop:
Nice name for a game, it's obviously a pun that recalls another famous japanese game named "Kiki kaikai". In the US you probably know this Taito arcade game as "Pocky & Rocky". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KiKi_KaiKai
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (Europe):
"Aeternoblade" sounds like the name of a cookware set
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe):
For me this is another bad week for Nintendo downloadables...
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 9th January (Europe):
I guess that if I can't have Metal slug, then Contra: TAW is definitely better than nothing.
Cesco commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:
Italy here. Still not working on both 3DS and Wii U at the moment.
I'm start wondering if Nintendo servers have been hacked or if there was an attempt and they're trying to put a patch on it, just as like as what happened on the Playstation Network some time ago.
Cesco commented on These Pokémon X & Y Playing Cards Would Be Pe...:
Gotta catch 'em all-in
Cesco commented on SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States T...:
Skies of arcadia II by Atlus ?
Cesco commented on Review: Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS):
No online, no party
Cesco commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Is A Fan Of Mobile Hit Puzzle...:
P&D is not even available on the app store in Italy, and probably not even in the rest of Europe.
I guess I'll have to stick with Candy crush for another bit...
Cesco commented on Nintendo Download: 14th November (Europe):
It's another "meh" week for me.
Cesco commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Tennis (Wii U eShop):
I don't know if this is a problem of the poor italian DSL lines, but I have personally experienced a lot of lag on every match and i have also heard the same thing from other users on IGN Italia: there's a lot of lag when you play WSC: TENNIS online, so much that it's almost unplayable.
Cesco commented on Video: Nintendo Releases New Trailer For Mario...:
Cesco commented on 3DS XL Coloured Charging Cradles Sold Out On C...:
Hmmm, gone from the Nintendo club and IMHO they're likely going to re-appear on eBay for astronomical prices
Cesco commented on SEGA Confirms Western Release Dates and Detail...:
Gosh, we have to wait another entire month to get the first two titles
Cesco commented on Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit,...:
IMHO it's quite natural that the Wii U is not selling in Europe.
No FIFA 14No PES
I strongly believe that the lack of both these top-selling football games is a death sentence for a console, as the Sega Dreamcast has teached us in the past.
Cesco commented on Video: This Japanese Super Mario 3D World Trai...:
ROTFL! At 2:40 the level with mario transforming into a human cannon looks a lot like R-Type You can even keep the fire button pressed to charge your shot as in the Irem shoot-em-up
Cesco commented on First Impressions: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse:
I like the cover image, with that blue giant-sized tank and the captain in front of it...
it almost seems that Wayforward artists have taken inspiration from Metal Slug and its middle east level
Cesco commented on Hands On: An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joy...:
For what I understand about music tech (not much) it seems MIDI + use of samples now and then to me.
Hey, I can even testify that this software even works perfectly with the Sony Singstar microphones!
Unfortunately its database is made of only english songs, so none of my friends will ever want to sing more than one or two songs with it at the moment.
Cesco commented on Meet Molotov Man, Sensible Software's Unreleas...:
> Sensible Software is a company which is perhaps more famous in the UK than the rest of the world.
Are you kidding me? Here in Italy it's usually considered a legendary software house that redefined the gaming scene during the eighties (with Microprose Soccer) and the nineties (with Sensible Soccer). Every kid back then used to have at least one of these two games, or Cannon Fodder on his C64 or Amiga computer.
There was a time when boys like me used to think that the coolest thing it might ever happen in their lives was to take a flight to England and gain a contract as a game designer with DMA Design, Team 17, System-3, Ultimate or Sensible Software. Or in the worst case, find a job at Ocean, U.S. Gold or Elite
With the exception of DMA Design (now Rockstar games) and Ultimate (now Rare) those days are gone
Cesco commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Delayed to Early 2014...:
I hope Nintendo will use this extra time to implement an online multiplayer mode